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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 89 86 59
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -27
Permanent jobs citing Lync 6 13 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.49% 1.17% 2.60%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.75% 6.63% 16.67%
Number of salaries quoted 4 11 23
Average salary £28,750 £22,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.77% -30.76%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -5.26%
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
160 196 168
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 13.19% 17.58% 15.60%
Number of salaries quoted 146 169 156
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +1.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,450 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £50,000 £50,000
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 7 July 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 -6 4 £26,250 +16.66%
Bridgend -1 2 £30,000 +33.33%
Lync
Wales

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 21 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 20 (71.43%) Windows
3 17 (60.71%) VMware
4 15 (53.57%) Office 365
5 14 (50.00%) Active Directory
6 13 (46.43%) MS Office
6 13 (46.43%) Citrix
7 10 (35.71%) Firewall
7 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (35.71%) XenApp
7 10 (35.71%) ITIL
7 10 (35.71%) Cisco
8 9 (32.14%) MS Exchange
8 9 (32.14%) MS Excel
8 9 (32.14%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (32.14%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (28.57%) vSphere
9 8 (28.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 8 (28.57%) SAN
9 8 (28.57%) CheckPoint
10 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (25.00%) Avaya
10 7 (25.00%) Blackberry
10 7 (25.00%) SharePoint
10 7 (25.00%) CCNA
10 7 (25.00%) MCSA
10 7 (25.00%) Hyper-V
10 7 (25.00%) SC Cleared

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 9 (32.14%) MS Exchange
1 9 (32.14%) Exchange Server 2007
1 9 (32.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (28.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (7.14%) IBM Notes
5 1 (3.57%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (46.43%) MS Office
2 9 (32.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (53.57%) Office 365
2 7 (25.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 10 (35.71%) Firewall
2 8 (28.57%) SAN
3 6 (21.43%) NetScaler
4 4 (14.29%) Cisco ISE
4 4 (14.29%) Wireless
4 4 (14.29%) FDDI
4 4 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (14.29%) Cisco PIX
4 4 (14.29%) Network Security
4 4 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (14.29%) Internet
4 4 (14.29%) OSPF
4 4 (14.29%) BGP
4 4 (14.29%) EIGRP
4 4 (14.29%) Ethernet
4 4 (14.29%) PPP
4 4 (14.29%) RIP
4 4 (14.29%) VPN
4 4 (14.29%) ADSL
4 4 (14.29%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (35.71%) Architect
3 8 (28.57%) Network Engineer
4 7 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (17.86%) Project Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (7.14%) Service Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Team Leader
8 1 (3.57%) IT Manager
8 1 (3.57%) Technical Architect
8 1 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
8 1 (3.57%) Administrator
8 1 (3.57%) Senior Technical Architect
8 1 (3.57%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
8 1 (3.57%) Junior Network Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) Service Desk Team Leader
8 1 (3.57%) Senior Architect
8 1 (3.57%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 6 (21.43%) Clustering
3 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (14.29%) Statistics
5 3 (10.71%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 20 (71.43%) Windows
2 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (7.14%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.57%) Ubuntu
6 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) ITIL
2 5 (17.86%) Product Management
3 4 (14.29%) Network Management
3 4 (14.29%) Change Management
4 3 (10.71%) ITSM
4 3 (10.71%) Migration
4 3 (10.71%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (10.71%) Business Development
4 3 (10.71%) Service Management
5 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 2 (7.14%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.57%) Coaching
6 1 (3.57%) People Management
6 1 (3.57%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (3.57%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) CCNA
1 7 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (25.00%) MCSA
1 7 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (14.29%) CCNP
2 4 (14.29%) MCSE
2 4 (14.29%) MCITP
3 2 (7.14%) MCTS
3 2 (7.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 14 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (35.71%) XenApp
3 8 (28.57%) vSphere
4 7 (25.00%) Hyper-V
5 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (10.71%) Terminal Services
6 3 (10.71%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) SCCM
2 4 (14.29%) WhatsUp Gold
2 4 (14.29%) OpenView
2 4 (14.29%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (7.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (60.71%) VMware
3 13 (46.43%) Citrix
4 10 (35.71%) Cisco
5 8 (28.57%) CheckPoint
6 7 (25.00%) Avaya
7 4 (14.29%) BMC
7 4 (14.29%) Nokia
7 4 (14.29%) Siemens
7 4 (14.29%) Remedy
7 4 (14.29%) Nortel
7 4 (14.29%) 3Com
7 4 (14.29%) SonicWALL
7 4 (14.29%) F5
8 3 (10.71%) Computacenter
8 3 (10.71%) Dell
9 2 (7.14%) HP
9 2 (7.14%) Lotus
9 2 (7.14%) McAfee
9 2 (7.14%) BT