The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 272 334 380
Rank change year-on-year
+62 +46
Permanent jobs citing Lync 1174 972 714
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.06% 0.82% 0.65%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.12% 3.90% 3.09%
Number of salaries quoted 950 845 605
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £42,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year
+1.17% -7.60%

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

Application Platforms Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
22931 24913 23140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 20.67% 20.98% 20.94%
Number of salaries quoted 19002 20497 19506
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Lync
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Lync within the UK.

Lync Salary Trend in the UK

Lync
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Lync over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 within the UK.

Lync Salary Histogram in the UK

Lync
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lync within the UK over the 3 months to 27 April 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
England +56 1115 £45,000 - 155
London +87 457 £50,000 +5.26% 67
South East +13 268 £45,000 +4.65% 30
City of London +30 123 £51,250 +2.50% 23
Yorkshire +19 89 £40,000 -5.88% 9
Berkshire -8 87 £42,500 -19.04% 11
East of England +45 78 £45,000 -10.00% 10
South West +24 75 £40,000 - 8
Hampshire +16 64 £56,250 +40.62% 7
West Yorkshire -3 64 £40,000 -5.88% 8
East Midlands +20 58 £28,428 -33.11% 7
Reading -2 48 £38,000 -33.91% 6
Leeds -3 45 £40,000 -5.88% 8
North West -4 36 £45,000 +24.13% 15
Wales +3 33 £42,500 +18.05% 4
West Sussex +21 32 £42,500 +13.33%
Surrey 0 32 £43,250 +12.33% 7
Hertfordshire -7 32 £42,500 -15.84% 6
Nottinghamshire -6 29 £24,000 -43.52% 1
West Midlands -36 29 £55,000 +15.78% 6
Bristol +19 28 £40,000 -23.80% 1
Nottingham +2 28 £24,000 -43.52% 1
Cambridgeshire +19 25 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Manchester +2 24 £49,500 +32.00% 13
Oxfordshire +20 22 £63,250 +68.66% 1
South Wales -9 22 £30,000 -16.66% 3
Fareham +23 21 £65,000 +62.50% 2
Birmingham -13 21 £62,500 +13.63% 4
Devon +11 20 £35,000 -9.67% 1
Buckinghamshire -21 19 £42,500 -3.40% 4

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 1718 (73.01%) Microsoft
2 1462 (62.13%) Windows
3 1280 (54.40%) Active Directory
4 1209 (51.38%) MS Exchange
5 810 (34.42%) VMware
6 769 (32.68%) Cisco
7 669 (28.43%) MS Excel
8 665 (28.26%) ITIL
9 664 (28.22%) SharePoint
10 654 (27.79%) Windows Server 2008
11 647 (27.50%) Office 365
12 645 (27.41%) Exchange Server 2010
13 630 (26.77%) Microsoft Certification
14 621 (26.39%) Windows Server 2012
15 555 (23.59%) VMware Infrastructure
16 519 (22.06%) Exchange Server 2013
17 508 (21.59%) Citrix
18 506 (21.50%) SCCM
19 461 (19.59%) Firewall
20 457 (19.42%) MCSE
21 452 (19.21%) SAN
22 428 (18.19%) Hyper-V
23 408 (17.34%) WAN
24 397 (16.87%) Unified Communications
25 395 (16.79%) DNS
26 388 (16.49%) MS Office
27 384 (16.32%) LAN
28 361 (15.34%) Windows Server 2003
29 358 (15.21%) HP
30 354 (15.04%) Cisco Certification

Lync
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 1209 (51.38%) MS Exchange
2 664 (28.22%) SharePoint
3 645 (27.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 519 (22.06%) Exchange Server 2013
5 284 (12.07%) Exchange Server 2007
6 208 (8.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 187 (7.95%) IIS
8 178 (7.56%) Office Communications Server
9 148 (6.29%) SharePoint 2013
10 118 (5.01%) Exchange Server 2003
11 95 (4.04%) SharePoint 2010
12 36 (1.53%) IBM Notes
13 33 (1.40%) SharePoint Server
14 22 (0.93%) Apache
15 18 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
16 17 (0.72%) Lotus Domino
17 13 (0.55%) Tomcat
18 12 (0.51%) WorkSite
19 8 (0.34%) CMS
19 8 (0.34%) Moodle
Applications
1 669 (28.43%) MS Excel
2 388 (16.49%) MS Office
3 30 (1.27%) MS Project
4 19 (0.81%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (0.085%) FastStats
7 2 (0.085%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.085%) SPSS
7 2 (0.085%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.085%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.085%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.085%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 72 (3.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 13 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
4 11 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.17%) Agresso
6 3 (0.13%) SAP CCM
6 3 (0.13%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.085%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.085%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 647 (27.50%) Office 365
2 213 (9.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 57 (2.42%) IaaS
4 44 (1.87%) Mimecast
5 42 (1.78%) SaaS
6 36 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
7 31 (1.32%) Yammer
8 28 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
10 6 (0.25%) PaaS
10 6 (0.25%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.13%) Symantec.cloud
11 3 (0.13%) Sumo Logic
11 3 (0.13%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.085%) SmartFocus
13 1 (0.042%) Google Apps
13 1 (0.042%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.042%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 461 (19.59%) Firewall
2 452 (19.21%) SAN
3 408 (17.34%) WAN
4 397 (16.87%) Unified Communications
5 395 (16.79%) DNS
6 384 (16.32%) LAN
7 284 (12.07%) TCP/IP
8 280 (11.90%) VoIP
9 272 (11.56%) DHCP
10 198 (8.41%) VPN
11 158 (6.71%) Internet
12 133 (5.65%) Cisco ASA
13 124 (5.27%) MPLS
14 115 (4.89%) Wireless
15 112 (4.76%) PBX
16 100 (4.25%) OSPF
17 98 (4.16%) BGP
18 97 (4.12%) NAS
19 82 (3.48%) iSCSI
20 62 (2.63%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 321 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 106 (4.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 63 (2.68%) SQL Server 2005
4 52 (2.21%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
5 12 (0.51%) SQL Server 2000
6 10 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (0.30%) MySQL
9 5 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (0.21%) Redis
10 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (0.13%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.085%) MS Access
11 2 (0.085%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.085%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.085%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.042%) Sybase ASE
12 1 (0.042%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.042%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (0.21%) Bugzilla
1 5 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (0.17%) Subversion
3 3 (0.13%) JIRA
3 3 (0.13%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.085%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.085%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.085%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (0.085%) Redmine
5 1 (0.042%) Hudson
5 1 (0.042%) MSI
General
1 249 (10.58%) Finance
2 140 (5.95%) Telecoms
3 67 (2.85%) Retail
4 62 (2.63%) Law
5 57 (2.42%) Marketing
6 56 (2.38%) Back Office
7 55 (2.34%) Manufacturing
8 48 (2.04%) Legal
9 46 (1.95%) Banking
10 40 (1.70%) Advertising
11 23 (0.98%) Electronics
12 13 (0.55%) Financial Institution
12 13 (0.55%) Billing
13 9 (0.38%) Publishing
14 5 (0.21%) Games
15 2 (0.085%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.085%) French Language
16 1 (0.042%) Dutch Language
16 1 (0.042%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.042%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 392 (16.66%) Consultant
2 292 (12.41%) Support Engineer
3 287 (12.20%) Analyst
4 229 (9.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 173 (7.35%) Architect
6 145 (6.16%) 3rd Line Support
7 117 (4.97%) Microsoft Consultant
8 92 (3.91%) Project Manager
9 85 (3.61%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 84 (3.57%) Support Analyst
11 79 (3.36%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 76 (3.23%) IT Support
13 74 (3.14%) Network Engineer
14 72 (3.06%) Infrastructure Consultant
15 68 (2.89%) Systems Engineer
16 67 (2.85%) Solutions Architect
17 65 (2.76%) Technical Consultant
18 64 (2.72%) 2nd Line Support
18 64 (2.72%) Technical Support
19 60 (2.55%) Messaging Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (2.85%) .NET
2 42 (1.78%) Application Packaging
3 36 (1.53%) XMPP
4 27 (1.15%) Web Services
5 23 (0.98%) CGI
6 19 (0.81%) ASP.NET
7 15 (0.64%) MSMQ
8 14 (0.59%) COM
8 14 (0.59%) HTML
9 9 (0.38%) SAML
10 6 (0.25%) ISPF
10 6 (0.25%) SAP Business Workflow
11 5 (0.21%) Apache FOP
11 5 (0.21%) .NET Framework
11 5 (0.21%) Middleware
11 5 (0.21%) CSS
11 5 (0.21%) XML
12 4 (0.17%) SAP PI
13 2 (0.085%) HTML5
13 2 (0.085%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 177 (7.52%) Blackberry
2 167 (7.10%) Clustering
3 161 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
4 151 (6.42%) Video Conferencing
5 61 (2.59%) Management Information System
6 43 (1.83%) Replication
7 27 (1.15%) EqualLogic
8 24 (1.02%) Computer Science
9 21 (0.89%) GIS
9 21 (0.89%) DTV
10 18 (0.76%) Client/Server
10 18 (0.76%) Thin Client
10 18 (0.76%) CLARiiON
10 18 (0.76%) CMDB
10 18 (0.76%) Fat Client
11 17 (0.72%) iPhone
12 15 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
12 15 (0.64%) BYOD
13 14 (0.59%) iPad
14 13 (0.55%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1462 (62.13%) Windows
2 654 (27.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 621 (26.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 361 (15.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 197 (8.37%) Windows 7
6 144 (6.12%) Linux
7 131 (5.57%) Windows 8
8 104 (4.42%) Windows XP
9 68 (2.89%) UNIX
10 45 (1.91%) Android
11 39 (1.66%) Apple iOS
12 28 (1.19%) CentOS
13 26 (1.10%) Mac OS X
14 17 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 16 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
16 15 (0.64%) Windows 2000 Server
17 13 (0.55%) Windows 2000
18 12 (0.51%) Solaris
19 11 (0.47%) Mac OS
20 7 (0.30%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 665 (28.26%) ITIL
2 287 (12.20%) Migration
3 185 (7.86%) Project Management
4 170 (7.22%) Disaster Recovery
5 147 (6.25%) CRM
6 132 (5.61%) Service Delivery
7 129 (5.48%) Mentoring
8 116 (4.93%) Change Management
9 107 (4.55%) PRINCE2
10 100 (4.25%) Service Management
11 75 (3.19%) Business Continuity
12 68 (2.89%) Problem Management
13 61 (2.59%) Load Balancing
14 60 (2.55%) Network Design
15 57 (2.42%) Root Cause Analysis
16 55 (2.34%) High Availability
17 54 (2.29%) Mobile Device Management
18 51 (2.17%) Business Intelligence
19 49 (2.08%) ITSM
20 47 (2.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 288 (12.24%) SQL
2 243 (10.33%) PowerShell
3 30 (1.27%) VBScript
4 23 (0.98%) C#
5 15 (0.64%) C
6 12 (0.51%) VB
7 8 (0.34%) Python
8 5 (0.21%) Shell Script
8 5 (0.21%) Bash Shell
8 5 (0.21%) R
8 5 (0.21%) T-SQL
8 5 (0.21%) C++
9 4 (0.17%) Java
9 4 (0.17%) Ruby
10 3 (0.13%) VBA
10 3 (0.13%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.13%) Perl
11 1 (0.042%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 630 (26.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 457 (19.42%) MCSE
3 354 (15.04%) Cisco Certification
4 242 (10.28%) MCITP
5 212 (9.01%) CCNA
6 201 (8.54%) Security Cleared
7 195 (8.29%) CCNP
8 194 (8.24%) SC Cleared
9 191 (8.12%) MCSA
10 173 (7.35%) Degree
11 144 (6.12%) MCTS
12 136 (5.78%) MCP
13 111 (4.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 77 (3.27%) ITIL Certification
15 54 (2.29%) CCA
15 54 (2.29%) Citrix Certification
16 37 (1.57%) CCDP
16 37 (1.57%) CCEE
17 35 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 21 (0.89%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 227 (9.65%) SLA
2 34 (1.44%) ISO 9001
3 21 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.34%) QA
5 6 (0.25%) ISO 9000
6 4 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 4 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.17%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.085%) PMBOK
System Software
1 1280 (54.40%) Active Directory
2 555 (23.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 428 (18.19%) Hyper-V
4 232 (9.86%) vSphere
5 207 (8.80%) XenApp
6 140 (5.95%) XenDesktop
7 130 (5.52%) VMware ESXi
8 74 (3.14%) VMware ESX
9 56 (2.38%) XenServer
10 41 (1.74%) Microsoft App-V
11 39 (1.66%) Forefront TMG
12 34 (1.44%) Terminal Services
12 34 (1.44%) ISA Server
13 26 (1.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 24 (1.02%) UAG
15 22 (0.93%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 17 (0.72%) VMware Server
17 15 (0.64%) Xen
18 11 (0.47%) vCloud
19 9 (0.38%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 506 (21.50%) SCCM
2 320 (13.60%) SCOM
3 66 (2.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 63 (2.68%) Backup Exec
5 59 (2.51%) AirWatch
6 57 (2.42%) Cisco CUCM
7 50 (2.12%) WSUS
7 50 (2.12%) NetBackup
8 47 (2.00%) SCVMM
9 34 (1.44%) Windows Intune
10 31 (1.32%) Nagios
11 30 (1.27%) FortiGate
12 27 (1.15%) Opsview
13 23 (0.98%) vMotion
13 23 (0.98%) ARCserve
13 23 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
14 16 (0.68%) SCDPM
14 16 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 16 (0.68%) SCSM
15 14 (0.59%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 1718 (73.01%) Microsoft
2 810 (34.42%) VMware
3 769 (32.68%) Cisco
4 508 (21.59%) Citrix
5 358 (15.21%) HP
6 230 (9.77%) Dell
7 207 (8.80%) Avaya
8 184 (7.82%) EMC
9 170 (7.22%) Symantec
10 111 (4.72%) CheckPoint
11 108 (4.59%) Mitel
12 107 (4.55%) NetApp
13 103 (4.38%) Juniper
14 100 (4.25%) Veeam
15 84 (3.57%) IBM
16 81 (3.44%) F5
17 79 (3.36%) Polycom
18 62 (2.63%) Remedy
19 59 (2.51%) LANDesk
20 54 (2.29%) 3PAR
Hampshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Bonus + Shift Allowance
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + up to 15% bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Symantec
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: 18 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £21000 - £24000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Brentwood, Essex
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £21000 - £24000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
X4 Group
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Experis IT
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Hays - Computacenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hudson IT
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum Excellent Salary and Benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £37000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Atech Support
Salary: £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Trowbridge, Wiltshire
techfolk Ltd
Salary: Negotiable + bonus + on call + certifications
Posted: 3 days ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago