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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 263 333 403
Rank change year-on-year
+70 +70
Permanent jobs citing Lync 1203 897 652
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.12% 0.80% 0.60%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.43% 3.81% 2.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1012 776 546
Average salary £47,000 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £45,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year
-4.44% -3.22%

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
22175 23555 22709
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 20.61% 21.04% 20.87%
Number of salaries quoted 18502 19221 19170
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 £68,750 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 March 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 March 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 +81 1148 £46,750 +3.88% 184
London +119 497 £50,000 +5.26% 54
South East +11 280 £43,000 -4.44% 43
City of London +37 129 £51,250 +2.50% 18
Berkshire +1 102 £43,000 -21.81% 14
Yorkshire +5 77 £40,000 - 10
South West +16 72 £40,000 - 11
Hampshire +33 65 £62,500 +47.05% 9
East of England +19 64 £45,000 -5.26% 12
West Yorkshire +2 61 £40,000 - 5
East Midlands +40 58 £28,428 -33.11% 11
Reading -20 48 £38,000 -30.90% 9
North West +19 45 £44,000 +25.71% 16
Surrey +5 41 £42,500 +16.43% 6
Leeds -1 40 £50,000 +25.00% 4
Nottinghamshire +17 39 £24,750 -41.76% 1
Nottingham +21 37 £24,750 -41.76% 1
Manchester +14 32 £43,250 +1.76% 14
West Midlands -31 31 £56,250 +18.42% 11
Bristol +16 28 £40,000 -17.94% 2
Wales -12 24 £47,000 +30.55%
Birmingham -5 23 £58,750 +17.50% 4
Buckinghamshire -11 22 £42,500 - 2
Slough +21 20 £46,500 +40.90% 1
Hertfordshire -3 20 £36,000 -28.71% 8
Canary Wharf +26 19 £72,500 -7.93%
Devon +18 19 £35,000 +16.66% 1
Cambridgeshire +10 18 £45,000 +28.57% 3
South Wales -14 18 £42,500 +18.05%
Oxfordshire +12 17 £62,500 +66.66% 7

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 1721 (74.18%) Microsoft
2 1442 (62.16%) Windows
3 1271 (54.78%) Active Directory
4 1201 (51.77%) MS Exchange
5 770 (33.19%) VMware
6 723 (31.16%) Cisco
7 685 (29.53%) MS Excel
7 685 (29.53%) SharePoint
8 643 (27.72%) ITIL
9 638 (27.50%) Exchange Server 2010
10 635 (27.37%) Windows Server 2008
10 635 (27.37%) Microsoft Certification
11 607 (26.16%) Office 365
12 588 (25.34%) Windows Server 2012
13 531 (22.89%) VMware Infrastructure
14 501 (21.59%) Citrix
15 481 (20.73%) Exchange Server 2013
16 475 (20.47%) MCSE
17 469 (20.22%) SCCM
18 434 (18.71%) SAN
19 417 (17.97%) Firewall
20 400 (17.24%) MS Office
21 387 (16.68%) Hyper-V
22 383 (16.51%) DNS
23 376 (16.21%) WAN
24 374 (16.12%) Unified Communications
25 357 (15.39%) LAN
26 351 (15.13%) HP
26 351 (15.13%) Windows Server 2003
27 331 (14.27%) Cisco Certification

Lync
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 1201 (51.77%) MS Exchange
2 685 (29.53%) SharePoint
3 638 (27.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 481 (20.73%) Exchange Server 2013
5 260 (11.21%) Exchange Server 2007
6 201 (8.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 181 (7.80%) Office Communications Server
8 179 (7.72%) IIS
9 146 (6.29%) SharePoint 2013
10 128 (5.52%) Exchange Server 2003
11 100 (4.31%) SharePoint 2010
12 36 (1.55%) IBM Notes
13 35 (1.51%) SharePoint Server
14 29 (1.25%) Apache
15 22 (0.95%) Lotus Domino
16 16 (0.69%) Tomcat
16 16 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
17 12 (0.52%) WorkSite
18 11 (0.47%) Moodle
19 9 (0.39%) CMS
Applications
1 685 (29.53%) MS Excel
2 400 (17.24%) MS Office
3 29 (1.25%) MS Project
4 25 (1.08%) MS Visio
5 20 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.34%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (0.086%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.086%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.086%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.043%) SPSS
8 1 (0.043%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.043%) FastStats
8 1 (0.043%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 84 (3.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 13 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.43%) Agresso
5 9 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.13%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.13%) SAP CCM
7 3 (0.13%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.086%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 607 (26.16%) Office 365
2 213 (9.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 66 (2.84%) IaaS
4 35 (1.51%) SaaS
5 33 (1.42%) Yammer
6 30 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.26%) PaaS
8 4 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
9 3 (0.13%) Sumo Logic
10 1 (0.043%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.043%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 434 (18.71%) SAN
2 417 (17.97%) Firewall
3 383 (16.51%) DNS
4 376 (16.21%) WAN
5 374 (16.12%) Unified Communications
6 357 (15.39%) LAN
7 262 (11.29%) DHCP
8 257 (11.08%) VoIP
9 247 (10.65%) TCP/IP
10 204 (8.79%) VPN
11 164 (7.07%) Internet
12 126 (5.43%) Wireless
13 121 (5.22%) MPLS
14 111 (4.78%) Cisco ASA
15 92 (3.97%) NAS
15 92 (3.97%) OSPF
16 90 (3.88%) BGP
17 85 (3.66%) PBX
18 80 (3.45%) iSCSI
19 71 (3.06%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 303 (13.06%) SQL Server
2 99 (4.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 62 (2.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 46 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
5 21 (0.91%) SQL Server 2000
6 9 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
7 8 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (0.30%) MySQL
9 6 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (0.13%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.13%) Redis
10 3 (0.13%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.086%) MS Access
11 2 (0.086%) EDMS
12 1 (0.043%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.043%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.043%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.043%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (0.22%) Bugzilla
1 5 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.13%) Subversion
2 3 (0.13%) JIRA
2 3 (0.13%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.086%) Redmine
3 2 (0.086%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.086%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.043%) MSI
4 1 (0.043%) Visual Studio
General
1 248 (10.69%) Finance
2 158 (6.81%) Telecoms
3 55 (2.37%) Marketing
4 53 (2.28%) Law
5 51 (2.20%) Back Office
6 48 (2.07%) Retail
7 45 (1.94%) Legal
8 43 (1.85%) Manufacturing
9 36 (1.55%) Banking
10 32 (1.38%) Advertising
11 23 (0.99%) Electronics
12 13 (0.56%) Billing
13 12 (0.52%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.43%) Publishing
15 6 (0.26%) Games
16 3 (0.13%) Investment Banking
17 1 (0.043%) Retail Banking
17 1 (0.043%) Aerospace
17 1 (0.043%) Pharmaceutical
17 1 (0.043%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 420 (18.10%) Consultant
2 298 (12.84%) Analyst
3 283 (12.20%) Support Engineer
4 188 (8.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 179 (7.72%) Architect
6 145 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
7 117 (5.04%) Microsoft Consultant
8 96 (4.14%) Project Manager
9 93 (4.01%) Support Analyst
10 85 (3.66%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 82 (3.53%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 79 (3.41%) Infrastructure Consultant
13 78 (3.36%) IT Support
14 75 (3.23%) Messaging Engineer
15 71 (3.06%) Network Engineer
16 67 (2.89%) Solutions Architect
16 67 (2.89%) 2nd Line Support
16 67 (2.89%) Technical Consultant
17 66 (2.84%) Technical Support
18 60 (2.59%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (2.89%) .NET
2 47 (2.03%) Application Packaging
3 37 (1.59%) XMPP
4 24 (1.03%) CGI
5 22 (0.95%) Web Services
6 18 (0.78%) ASP.NET
7 15 (0.65%) MSMQ
7 15 (0.65%) HTML
8 14 (0.60%) COM
9 8 (0.34%) SAML
10 6 (0.26%) XML
10 6 (0.26%) CSS
11 5 (0.22%) Middleware
11 5 (0.22%) SAP Business Workflow
11 5 (0.22%) Apache FOP
12 4 (0.17%) jQuery
12 4 (0.17%) SAP PI
12 4 (0.17%) .NET Framework
13 2 (0.086%) MDX
13 2 (0.086%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 188 (8.10%) Blackberry
2 156 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
3 144 (6.21%) Clustering
4 136 (5.86%) Video Conferencing
5 67 (2.89%) Management Information System
6 51 (2.20%) Replication
7 25 (1.08%) Computer Science
8 22 (0.95%) Thin Client
8 22 (0.95%) Fat Client
8 22 (0.95%) EqualLogic
9 21 (0.91%) DTV
9 21 (0.91%) CMDB
9 21 (0.91%) GIS
10 18 (0.78%) CLARiiON
11 17 (0.73%) Client/Server
11 17 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
12 15 (0.65%) iPhone
13 13 (0.56%) iPad
13 13 (0.56%) Performance Metrics
14 12 (0.52%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 1442 (62.16%) Windows
2 635 (27.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 588 (25.34%) Windows Server 2012
4 351 (15.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 235 (10.13%) Windows 7
6 138 (5.95%) Linux
7 137 (5.91%) Windows 8
8 115 (4.96%) Windows XP
9 72 (3.10%) UNIX
10 48 (2.07%) Android
11 40 (1.72%) Apple iOS
12 30 (1.29%) Mac OS X
13 28 (1.21%) CentOS
14 24 (1.03%) Windows Mobile
15 16 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 14 (0.60%) Solaris
17 13 (0.56%) Windows 2000
17 13 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
18 9 (0.39%) Mac OS
19 8 (0.34%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 643 (27.72%) ITIL
2 278 (11.98%) Migration
3 200 (8.62%) Project Management
4 152 (6.55%) CRM
5 147 (6.34%) Disaster Recovery
6 124 (5.34%) Service Delivery
7 120 (5.17%) Mentoring
8 113 (4.87%) PRINCE2
9 112 (4.83%) Change Management
10 93 (4.01%) Service Management
11 61 (2.63%) Problem Management
12 59 (2.54%) Business Continuity
13 57 (2.46%) Business Intelligence
14 49 (2.11%) Kalman Filter
15 48 (2.07%) Load Balancing
16 47 (2.03%) Continuous Improvement
16 47 (2.03%) Root Cause Analysis
17 46 (1.98%) Mobile Device Management
18 45 (1.94%) Business Development
18 45 (1.94%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 288 (12.41%) SQL
2 246 (10.60%) PowerShell
3 29 (1.25%) VBScript
4 18 (0.78%) C#
5 16 (0.69%) C
6 14 (0.60%) VB
7 9 (0.39%) JavaScript
8 8 (0.34%) Python
9 6 (0.26%) Shell Script
10 5 (0.22%) Bash Shell
10 5 (0.22%) R
11 4 (0.17%) Ruby
11 4 (0.17%) C++
11 4 (0.17%) Java
11 4 (0.17%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.13%) VBA
13 2 (0.086%) Perl
13 2 (0.086%) PHP
14 1 (0.043%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 635 (27.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 475 (20.47%) MCSE
3 331 (14.27%) Cisco Certification
4 242 (10.43%) MCITP
5 203 (8.75%) Security Cleared
6 200 (8.62%) SC Cleared
7 194 (8.36%) CCNA
8 192 (8.28%) MCSA
9 180 (7.76%) CCNP
10 171 (7.37%) Degree
11 145 (6.25%) MCP
12 143 (6.16%) MCTS
13 125 (5.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 68 (2.93%) ITIL Certification
15 66 (2.84%) CCA
15 66 (2.84%) Citrix Certification
16 48 (2.07%) CCEE
17 35 (1.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 31 (1.34%) CCDP
19 28 (1.21%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 214 (9.22%) SLA
2 28 (1.21%) ISO 9001
3 24 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.43%) QA
5 6 (0.26%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.22%) ISO 9000
7 4 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 3 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.086%) PMBOK
System Software
1 1271 (54.78%) Active Directory
2 531 (22.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 387 (16.68%) Hyper-V
4 236 (10.17%) vSphere
5 201 (8.66%) XenApp
6 150 (6.47%) XenDesktop
7 144 (6.21%) VMware ESXi
8 77 (3.32%) VMware ESX
9 44 (1.90%) XenServer
10 40 (1.72%) Forefront TMG
11 37 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
12 34 (1.47%) Terminal Services
13 27 (1.16%) ISA Server
14 25 (1.08%) UAG
15 24 (1.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 17 (0.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 17 (0.73%) VMware Server
17 14 (0.60%) Xen
18 11 (0.47%) vCloud
19 8 (0.34%) NFS
Systems Management
1 469 (20.22%) SCCM
2 305 (13.15%) SCOM
3 70 (3.02%) Cisco CUCM
4 57 (2.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 57 (2.46%) Backup Exec
5 53 (2.28%) WSUS
6 52 (2.24%) NetBackup
7 44 (1.90%) SCVMM
8 34 (1.47%) Windows Intune
9 31 (1.34%) Nagios
10 28 (1.21%) FortiGate
11 27 (1.16%) Opsview
12 23 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
13 21 (0.91%) vMotion
13 21 (0.91%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 20 (0.86%) ARCserve
15 19 (0.82%) Cisco UCCX
15 19 (0.82%) SCDPM
16 14 (0.60%) SCSM
16 14 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1721 (74.18%) Microsoft
2 770 (33.19%) VMware
3 723 (31.16%) Cisco
4 501 (21.59%) Citrix
5 351 (15.13%) HP
6 226 (9.74%) Dell
7 205 (8.84%) EMC
8 177 (7.63%) Avaya
9 158 (6.81%) Symantec
10 107 (4.61%) NetApp
11 103 (4.44%) CheckPoint
12 101 (4.35%) Juniper
13 95 (4.09%) Veeam
14 94 (4.05%) Mitel
15 80 (3.45%) IBM
16 78 (3.36%) Polycom
17 69 (2.97%) F5
18 57 (2.46%) Remedy
18 57 (2.46%) Lotus
19 54 (2.33%) Apple
Sussex
Next Ventures Ltd
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
RDF Resources Ltd
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Mills Goodwin Talent Network
Salary: pension, BUPA etc
Posted: 13 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Mills Goodwin Talent Network
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + pension, BUPA etc
Posted: 17 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £28k - 32k per year + Pension + Training
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
X4 Group
Salary: Dep
Posted: 18 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: £25k - 30k per year + company car
Posted: 18 hours ago
UK
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: £38k - 60k per year + 37hols+pension+private medical
Posted: 18 hours ago
Royston, Hertfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £36,000 to £42,000
Posted: 19 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: Very Attractive
Posted: 19 hours ago
North East
Nigel Wright Consultancy
Salary: c. £40,000 plus benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £250.00 - £270.00 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 23 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 23 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Klarion Group
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum Plus bonuses and car allowance
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday