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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 102 77 66
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -11
Permanent jobs citing Lync 1 15 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.079% 1.36% 2.49%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.61% 7.01% 15.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1 15 10
Average salary £37,500 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -15.00%
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
164 214 183
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 12.93% 19.40% 16.27%
Number of salaries quoted 141 195 157
Average salary £32,500 £33,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.51% -1.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £24,000 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £39,900 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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
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 1 September 2015. 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 -21 1 £37,500 +66.66%
Lync
Wales

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 12 (63.16%) Windows
3 11 (57.89%) VMware
3 11 (57.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (47.37%) Firewall
4 9 (47.37%) ITIL
5 8 (42.11%) SharePoint
5 8 (42.11%) SAN
5 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (42.11%) Office 365
5 8 (42.11%) Hyper-V
6 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
6 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
6 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (36.84%) Avaya
6 7 (36.84%) Cisco
6 7 (36.84%) CCNA
6 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
7 6 (31.58%) Citrix
7 6 (31.58%) MCSA
7 6 (31.58%) MS Office
7 6 (31.58%) CheckPoint
7 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (21.05%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (21.05%) Wireless
8 4 (21.05%) FDDI
8 4 (21.05%) Change Management
8 4 (21.05%) 3Com
8 4 (21.05%) Statistics

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 8 (42.11%) SharePoint
2 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 3 (15.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (31.58%) MS Office
2 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (42.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (47.37%) Firewall
2 8 (42.11%) SAN
3 4 (21.05%) Internet
3 4 (21.05%) OSPF
3 4 (21.05%) BGP
3 4 (21.05%) EIGRP
3 4 (21.05%) Wireless
3 4 (21.05%) FDDI
3 4 (21.05%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (21.05%) Cisco PIX
3 4 (21.05%) Network Security
3 4 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (21.05%) Cisco ISE
3 4 (21.05%) ADSL
3 4 (21.05%) Broadband
3 4 (21.05%) ISDN
3 4 (21.05%) PBX
3 4 (21.05%) WLAN
3 4 (21.05%) Ethernet
3 4 (21.05%) PPP
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (42.11%) Network Engineer
3 5 (26.32%) Project Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (15.79%) Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Junior
5 1 (5.26%) Junior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Statistics
2 3 (15.79%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 11 (57.89%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) ITIL
2 4 (21.05%) Network Management
2 4 (21.05%) Change Management
3 3 (15.79%) ITSM
3 3 (15.79%) Migration
3 3 (15.79%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (15.79%) Business Development
3 3 (15.79%) Service Management
4 1 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) CCNA
1 7 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
1 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
2 6 (31.58%) MCSA
2 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (21.05%) CCNP
4 3 (15.79%) MCITP
4 3 (15.79%) MCSE
System Software
1 8 (42.11%) Hyper-V
2 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
3 3 (15.79%) Terminal Services
3 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (15.79%) XenApp
3 3 (15.79%) XenDesktop
3 3 (15.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) OpenView
1 4 (21.05%) CiscoWorks
1 4 (21.05%) WhatsUp Gold
2 3 (15.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 11 (57.89%) VMware
3 7 (36.84%) Cisco
3 7 (36.84%) Avaya
4 6 (31.58%) Citrix
4 6 (31.58%) CheckPoint
5 4 (21.05%) Remedy
5 4 (21.05%) 3Com
5 4 (21.05%) Nortel
5 4 (21.05%) SonicWALL
5 4 (21.05%) F5
5 4 (21.05%) BMC
5 4 (21.05%) Nokia
5 4 (21.05%) Siemens
6 3 (15.79%) Dell
6 3 (15.79%) Computacenter
7 2 (10.53%) HP
8 1 (5.26%) Verint