The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT jobs advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 64 64 59
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Permanent jobs citing Lync 3 6 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.49% 0.98% 1.58%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.65% 8.70% 10.39%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 8
Average salary £29,000 £25,000 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.00% -39.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,200 £21,250 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £33,800 £25,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.12%
Lync
West Midlands

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

Application Platforms Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
113 69 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 18.49% 11.24% 15.25%
Number of salaries quoted 101 53 67
Average salary £35,000 £25,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.00% -28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £21,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,783 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.13% +0.73%

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Lync
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

Lync Salary Trend in Staffordshire

Lync
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Lync across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Lync Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

Lync
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lync within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
Stafford +1 2 £32,000 +50.58%
Lync
West Midlands

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 6 (75.00%) Windows
1 6 (75.00%) LAN
1 6 (75.00%) WAN
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (75.00%) Windows 8
2 5 (62.50%) Windows XP
2 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
2 5 (62.50%) DNS
2 5 (62.50%) Citrix
2 5 (62.50%) Apple
2 5 (62.50%) Blackberry
2 5 (62.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (62.50%) XenApp
2 5 (62.50%) XenDesktop
2 5 (62.50%) Apple iOS
3 3 (37.50%) CRM
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (37.50%) Office 365
4 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (25.00%) jQuery
4 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (25.00%) Unified Communications
5 1 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 5 (62.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Office 365
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) LAN
1 6 (75.00%) WAN
2 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
2 5 (62.50%) DNS
3 2 (25.00%) Unified Communications
4 1 (12.50%) Firewall
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (12.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
1 1 (12.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Support Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) IT Support
2 4 (50.00%) IT Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) CRM Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) CRM Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (12.50%) Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
1 6 (75.00%) Windows 8
2 5 (62.50%) Apple iOS
2 5 (62.50%) Windows XP
3 1 (12.50%) Android
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) CRM
2 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (62.50%) XenApp
2 5 (62.50%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Citrix
1 5 (62.50%) Apple
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco