The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT jobs advertised for the South Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 65 68 77
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +9
Permanent jobs citing Lync 22 5 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 2.24% 0.66% 0.11%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.73% 3.01% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 22 4 1
Average salary £42,000 £55,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.63% +15.78%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%
Lync
Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region.

Application Platforms Category
South Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
226 166 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 23.01% 21.81% 17.58%
Number of salaries quoted 179 148 140
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% +16.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £40,000 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

Lync
Salary Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Lync Salary Trend in South Yorkshire

Lync
Salary Histogram in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Lync across the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Lync Salary Histogram in South Yorkshire

Lync
Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lync within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
Sheffield 0 22 £42,000 -23.63%
Lync
Yorkshire

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 33 (97.06%) Microsoft
2 31 (91.18%) Windows
3 28 (82.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (79.41%) MCSE
5 26 (76.47%) Citrix
6 23 (67.65%) VMware
7 22 (64.71%) VMware Infrastructure
8 16 (47.06%) Hyper-V
8 16 (47.06%) Active Directory
9 15 (44.12%) MCITP
9 15 (44.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (41.18%) MCTS
10 14 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (41.18%) SCOM
10 14 (41.18%) SAN
10 14 (41.18%) MS Excel
11 13 (38.24%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (38.24%) XenDesktop
12 12 (35.29%) Microsoft Azure
12 12 (35.29%) Office 365
13 11 (32.35%) Change Management
13 11 (32.35%) Internet
13 11 (32.35%) MCP
13 11 (32.35%) Web Services
13 11 (32.35%) SLA
13 11 (32.35%) TCP/IP
13 11 (32.35%) Riverbed
13 11 (32.35%) Unified Communications
14 10 (29.41%) MS Exchange
15 8 (23.53%) Cisco

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 10 (29.41%) MS Exchange
2 7 (20.59%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (17.65%) SharePoint
4 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (5.88%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (2.94%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 14 (41.18%) MS Excel
2 6 (17.65%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (35.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 12 (35.29%) Office 365
2 3 (8.82%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (41.18%) SAN
2 11 (32.35%) Internet
2 11 (32.35%) TCP/IP
2 11 (32.35%) Unified Communications
3 5 (14.71%) IP Telephony
4 4 (11.76%) DNS
5 3 (8.82%) PBX
5 3 (8.82%) NetScaler
6 2 (5.88%) NAS
7 1 (2.94%) Firewall
7 1 (2.94%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (47.06%) Consultant
2 12 (35.29%) Support Engineer
2 12 (35.29%) Microsoft Consultant
3 11 (32.35%) Windows Support Engineer
4 6 (17.65%) Architect
5 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (8.82%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (8.82%) Solutions Consultant
5 3 (8.82%) Lead Architect
5 3 (8.82%) Pre Sales Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Specialist
6 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 1 (2.94%) Server Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Server Support
7 1 (2.94%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (2.94%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) Monitoring Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (32.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.94%) Clustering
1 1 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 31 (91.18%) Windows
2 15 (44.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (38.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (8.82%) Windows 7
5 3 (8.82%) Windows 8
5 3 (8.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (32.35%) Change Management
2 3 (8.82%) Strategic Planning
2 3 (8.82%) Service Delivery
3 2 (5.88%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (5.88%) Migration
3 2 (5.88%) Project Management
4 1 (2.94%) ITIL
4 1 (2.94%) Performance Management
4 1 (2.94%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 28 (82.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (79.41%) MCSE
3 15 (44.12%) MCITP
4 14 (41.18%) MCTS
5 11 (32.35%) MCP
6 8 (23.53%) CCA
6 8 (23.53%) Citrix Certification
6 8 (23.53%) CCEE
7 4 (11.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (8.82%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (8.82%) CCNP
9 2 (5.88%) MCSA
9 2 (5.88%) Degree
9 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
9 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (32.35%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (64.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (47.06%) Hyper-V
2 16 (47.06%) Active Directory
3 13 (38.24%) XenDesktop
4 3 (8.82%) XenApp
5 1 (2.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (41.18%) SCOM
2 6 (17.65%) SCCM
3 3 (8.82%) AppDNA
4 2 (5.88%) SCDPM
4 2 (5.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (5.88%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 33 (97.06%) Microsoft
2 26 (76.47%) Citrix
3 23 (67.65%) VMware
4 11 (32.35%) Riverbed
5 8 (23.53%) Cisco
6 4 (11.76%) IBM
6 4 (11.76%) NetApp
7 2 (5.88%) Nortel
7 2 (5.88%) Dialogic
7 2 (5.88%) Avaya
8 1 (2.94%) HP
8 1 (2.94%) Dell
8 1 (2.94%) EMC