The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT jobs advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 74 74 49
Rank change year-on-year
0 -25
Permanent jobs citing Lync 12 24 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.12% 2.03% 3.95%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.91% 12.90% 20.33%
Number of salaries quoted 12 8 32
Average salary £50,000 £33,750 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+48.14% -12.90%
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-17.50% +25.00%
Lync
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in permanent jobs advertised in the South Wales region.

Application Platforms Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
203 186 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 18.87% 15.70% 19.44%
Number of salaries quoted 180 154 157
Average salary £33,000 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.53% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,250 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,900 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Lync across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Lync
Salary Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Lync across the South Wales region.

Lync Salary Trend in South Wales

Lync
Salary Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Lync across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Lync Salary Histogram in South Wales

Lync
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lync within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -22 3 £33,000 +13.79%
Bridgend - 1 £22,500 -
Lync
Wales

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the South Wales region citing Lync also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Lync.

1 20 (76.92%) Cisco
2 12 (46.15%) Avaya
3 11 (42.31%) Juniper
4 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (38.46%) XMPP
4 10 (38.46%) Tandberg
4 10 (38.46%) Cisco CUCM
5 9 (34.62%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (34.62%) Windows
6 8 (30.77%) SAN
6 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
6 8 (30.77%) CCNA
7 7 (26.92%) CCNP
7 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
7 7 (26.92%) Dell
7 7 (26.92%) SharePoint
7 7 (26.92%) VMware
7 7 (26.92%) Office 365
8 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (23.08%) Hyper-V
8 6 (23.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (23.08%) Firewall
8 6 (23.08%) VoIP
9 5 (19.23%) MS Exchange
9 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (15.38%) HP
11 3 (11.54%) CheckPoint
11 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the South Wales region citing Lync also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Lync. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (26.92%) SharePoint
2 5 (19.23%) MS Exchange
2 5 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (26.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (30.77%) SAN
2 6 (23.08%) Firewall
2 6 (23.08%) VoIP
3 3 (11.54%) WAN
3 3 (11.54%) LAN
3 3 (11.54%) Wireless
3 3 (11.54%) VRRP
3 3 (11.54%) HSRP
3 3 (11.54%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (11.54%) VLAN
4 2 (7.69%) PBX
4 2 (7.69%) WLAN
5 1 (3.85%) ISDN
5 1 (3.85%) DHCP
5 1 (3.85%) DNS
5 1 (3.85%) Unified Communications
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (3.85%) Softswitch
General
1 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
1 2 (7.69%) Legal
1 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
2 1 (3.85%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Consultant
2 9 (34.62%) Data Consultant
3 6 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (23.08%) Project Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (3.85%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Sales Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Business Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Junior
5 1 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.85%) Network Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (3.85%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (38.46%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Statistics
2 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.85%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 9 (34.62%) Windows
2 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.85%) UNIX
5 1 (3.85%) Linux
5 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (11.54%) Project Management
2 3 (11.54%) Email Migration
3 2 (7.69%) Network Management
3 2 (7.69%) Change Management
4 1 (3.85%) ITIL
4 1 (3.85%) CRM
4 1 (3.85%) ERP
4 1 (3.85%) Validation
4 1 (3.85%) Document Management
4 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.85%) Change Control
4 1 (3.85%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (34.62%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (30.77%) CCNA
3 7 (26.92%) CCNP
4 6 (23.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
6 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
6 2 (7.69%) MCSE
7 1 (3.85%) MCP
7 1 (3.85%) MCSA
7 1 (3.85%) CCDA
7 1 (3.85%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) GxP
2 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
2 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (23.08%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (38.46%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (3.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (76.92%) Cisco
2 12 (46.15%) Avaya
3 11 (42.31%) Juniper
4 10 (38.46%) Tandberg
5 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
6 7 (26.92%) Dell
6 7 (26.92%) VMware
7 4 (15.38%) HP
8 3 (11.54%) CheckPoint
8 3 (11.54%) WatchGuard
8 3 (11.54%) SonicWALL
9 1 (3.85%) Citrix
9 1 (3.85%) Blue Coat
9 1 (3.85%) F5
9 1 (3.85%) Sonus
9 1 (3.85%) Aruba
9 1 (3.85%) ProCurve
9 1 (3.85%) Fortinet