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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 299 366 424
Rank change year-on-year
+67 +58
Permanent jobs citing Lync 1083 785 617
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.94% 0.71% 0.54%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.42% 3.37% 2.63%
Number of salaries quoted 931 656 532
Average salary £45,000 £47,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.75% +6.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -

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
24514 23278 23478
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 21.28% 20.97% 20.41%
Number of salaries quoted 20683 19401 20412
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 28 November 2014 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 28 November 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
England +62 1038 £45,000 -10.00% 142
London +98 473 £47,500 -13.63% 62
South East +2 212 £42,500 -10.52% 36
City of London +69 127 £50,000 -4.76% 18
South West +45 89 £40,000 -23.80% 12
Yorkshire -15 68 £37,500 -16.66% 6
East of England -6 60 £42,500 -2.85% 3
Berkshire -20 55 £47,500 -5.00% 10
West Midlands +2 52 £45,000 -5.26% 4
West Yorkshire -5 51 £42,000 -6.66% 2
Surrey +1 48 £34,250 -19.41% 7
Hampshire +24 43 £38,500 -30.00% 10
Hertfordshire +2 42 £45,000 -5.26%
North West -25 41 £32,500 -10.34% 8
East Midlands +11 35 £40,000 -20.00% 2
Dorset +16 34 £50,000 +16.95% 2
Watford -1 31 £43,750 -7.89%
Birmingham -17 31 £48,750 -2.50%
Poole +11 30 £50,000 +16.95% 1
Leeds -33 23 £48,500 +14.11% 1
Devon +3 22 £37,500 -16.66% 3
Manchester -19 22 £37,500 +25.00% 4
Scotland +3 21 £30,500 -12.85% 6
Buckinghamshire -6 21 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Reading -10 20 £47,500 -13.63% 5
Bristol +6 19 £40,000 -23.80% 3
Nottinghamshire +10 17 £24,000 -49.47%
Edinburgh -5 15 £29,750 - 2
Nottingham +8 13 £47,500 -2.56%
South Yorkshire -17 13 £29,900 -35.35%

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 1618 (75.36%) Microsoft
2 1340 (62.41%) Windows
3 1170 (54.49%) MS Exchange
4 1144 (53.28%) Active Directory
5 733 (34.14%) VMware
6 701 (32.65%) SharePoint
7 697 (32.46%) Exchange Server 2010
8 665 (30.97%) Cisco
9 647 (30.14%) Microsoft Certification
10 637 (29.67%) MS Excel
11 563 (26.22%) Windows Server 2008
12 512 (23.85%) VMware Infrastructure
13 511 (23.80%) ITIL
14 470 (21.89%) Windows Server 2012
15 451 (21.01%) Office 365
16 450 (20.96%) MCSE
17 446 (20.77%) Exchange Server 2013
18 439 (20.45%) Citrix
19 417 (19.42%) DNS
20 414 (19.28%) Hyper-V
21 375 (17.47%) MS Office
22 374 (17.42%) Firewall
23 366 (17.05%) SAN
24 340 (15.84%) Unified Communications
25 339 (15.79%) SCCM
26 309 (14.39%) MCITP
27 292 (13.60%) SQL Server
28 284 (13.23%) Windows 7
29 282 (13.13%) Windows Server 2003
30 277 (12.90%) HP

Lync
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 1170 (54.49%) MS Exchange
2 701 (32.65%) SharePoint
3 697 (32.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 446 (20.77%) Exchange Server 2013
5 263 (12.25%) Exchange Server 2007
6 156 (7.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 156 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2003
7 149 (6.94%) IIS
8 135 (6.29%) Office Communications Server
9 101 (4.70%) SharePoint 2013
10 95 (4.42%) SharePoint 2010
11 50 (2.33%) Apache
12 47 (2.19%) SharePoint Server
13 44 (2.05%) Lotus Domino
14 35 (1.63%) Tomcat
15 27 (1.26%) IBM Notes
16 18 (0.84%) nginx
17 13 (0.61%) Jetty
18 12 (0.56%) WorkSite
19 11 (0.51%) Moodle
Applications
1 637 (29.67%) MS Excel
2 375 (17.47%) MS Office
3 40 (1.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (0.88%) MS Project
5 15 (0.70%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.47%) Adobe Captivate
7 5 (0.23%) FastStats
7 5 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.23%) SPSS
8 3 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.14%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.093%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.047%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.047%) InDesign
10 1 (0.047%) Revit
Business Applications
1 74 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.42%) Agresso
3 7 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.14%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.14%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 2 (0.093%) Tridion
8 1 (0.047%) Magento
8 1 (0.047%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 451 (21.01%) Office 365
2 103 (4.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (1.77%) IaaS
4 25 (1.16%) SaaS
5 19 (0.88%) PaaS
6 16 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.28%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.047%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.047%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.047%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.047%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 417 (19.42%) DNS
2 374 (17.42%) Firewall
3 366 (17.05%) SAN
4 340 (15.84%) Unified Communications
5 276 (12.86%) LAN
6 261 (12.16%) DHCP
7 257 (11.97%) WAN
8 234 (10.90%) TCP/IP
9 220 (10.25%) VoIP
10 210 (9.78%) VPN
11 128 (5.96%) Wireless
12 126 (5.87%) Internet
13 95 (4.42%) MPLS
13 95 (4.42%) NAS
14 90 (4.19%) PBX
15 88 (4.10%) Cisco ASA
16 69 (3.21%) BGP
17 67 (3.12%) OSPF
18 60 (2.79%) WLAN
18 60 (2.79%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 292 (13.60%) SQL Server
2 71 (3.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 55 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 29 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
5 28 (1.30%) MySQL
6 18 (0.84%) SQL Server 2000
7 13 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (0.61%) Hadoop
8 7 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (0.28%) Oracle Database
9 6 (0.28%) Crystal Reports
10 5 (0.23%) DTS
10 5 (0.23%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.14%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.093%) EDMS
13 2 (0.093%) OLAP
14 1 (0.047%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 1 (0.047%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (0.33%) AdminStudio
3 4 (0.19%) MSI
3 4 (0.19%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.19%) Rational Rose
4 3 (0.14%) JIRA
5 2 (0.093%) LabVIEW
5 2 (0.093%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.047%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 201 (9.36%) Finance
2 112 (5.22%) Telecoms
3 68 (3.17%) Law
4 53 (2.47%) Legal
5 40 (1.86%) Marketing
6 34 (1.58%) Manufacturing
6 34 (1.58%) Retail
7 32 (1.49%) Back Office
8 28 (1.30%) Publishing
8 28 (1.30%) Banking
9 27 (1.26%) Advertising
10 23 (1.07%) Financial Institution
11 15 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
12 9 (0.42%) Electronics
12 9 (0.42%) Games
13 6 (0.28%) Billing
14 3 (0.14%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.14%) Automotive
15 1 (0.047%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.047%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 379 (17.65%) Consultant
2 286 (13.32%) Analyst
3 222 (10.34%) Support Engineer
4 170 (7.92%) Architect
5 159 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 133 (6.19%) 3rd Line Support
7 116 (5.40%) Microsoft Consultant
8 105 (4.89%) Support Analyst
9 96 (4.47%) Messaging Engineer
10 86 (4.01%) Administrator
11 76 (3.54%) Team Leader
12 73 (3.40%) IT Support
13 69 (3.21%) Exchange Engineer
14 68 (3.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 63 (2.93%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 61 (2.84%) Project Manager
17 60 (2.79%) Infrastructure Consultant
18 58 (2.70%) Systems Administrator
18 58 (2.70%) Network Engineer
19 57 (2.65%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (2.19%) XMPP
2 35 (1.63%) Application Packaging
3 34 (1.58%) .NET
4 18 (0.84%) HTML
5 14 (0.65%) CSS
5 14 (0.65%) Web Services
6 12 (0.56%) XML
7 10 (0.47%) ASP.NET
7 10 (0.47%) COM
8 9 (0.42%) MSMQ
9 8 (0.37%) Middleware
10 7 (0.33%) jQuery
11 6 (0.28%) Software Packaging
11 6 (0.28%) X-Windows
12 5 (0.23%) CGI
13 4 (0.19%) .NET Framework
13 4 (0.19%) SAP Business Workflow
13 4 (0.19%) WCF
14 3 (0.14%) Silverlight
14 3 (0.14%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 256 (11.92%) Blackberry
2 154 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
3 115 (5.36%) Video Conferencing
4 100 (4.66%) Clustering
5 46 (2.14%) Management Information System
6 38 (1.77%) Replication
7 29 (1.35%) Thin Client
7 29 (1.35%) Statistics
7 29 (1.35%) Fat Client
8 28 (1.30%) Computer Science
9 21 (0.98%) Mathematics
10 19 (0.88%) CMDB
11 18 (0.84%) iPhone
12 17 (0.79%) E-Learning
13 15 (0.70%) EqualLogic
13 15 (0.70%) Hedge funds
14 13 (0.61%) iPad
14 13 (0.61%) PKI
15 11 (0.51%) Performance Metrics
15 11 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1340 (62.41%) Windows
2 563 (26.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 470 (21.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 284 (13.23%) Windows 7
5 282 (13.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 162 (7.55%) Linux
7 119 (5.54%) Windows 8
8 115 (5.36%) Windows XP
9 55 (2.56%) UNIX
10 37 (1.72%) Android
11 31 (1.44%) Mac OS X
12 29 (1.35%) Apple iOS
13 26 (1.21%) Windows Mobile
14 19 (0.88%) Windows Phone
15 18 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 17 (0.79%) Solaris
17 16 (0.75%) Ubuntu
17 16 (0.75%) CentOS
18 14 (0.65%) AIX
19 10 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 511 (23.80%) ITIL
2 208 (9.69%) Migration
3 207 (9.64%) Project Management
4 126 (5.87%) Service Delivery
5 118 (5.50%) CRM
6 114 (5.31%) Change Management
7 104 (4.84%) Mentoring
8 88 (4.10%) Service Management
9 81 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
10 75 (3.49%) PRINCE2
11 62 (2.89%) Load Balancing
12 59 (2.75%) Agile Software Development
13 55 (2.56%) Root Cause Analysis
13 55 (2.56%) Coaching
14 53 (2.47%) Kalman Filter
15 50 (2.33%) Performance Tuning
15 50 (2.33%) Change Control
16 46 (2.14%) Identity Management
17 45 (2.10%) Continuous Improvement
17 45 (2.10%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 252 (11.74%) SQL
2 204 (9.50%) PowerShell
3 21 (0.98%) VBScript
3 21 (0.98%) VB
3 21 (0.98%) Python
4 20 (0.93%) Java
4 20 (0.93%) Perl
5 18 (0.84%) T-SQL
6 17 (0.79%) C
7 13 (0.61%) Ruby
8 12 (0.56%) JavaScript
9 9 (0.42%) C#
10 7 (0.33%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.19%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.19%) PHP
12 3 (0.14%) R
13 2 (0.093%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.093%) C++
14 1 (0.047%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 647 (30.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 450 (20.96%) MCSE
3 309 (14.39%) MCITP
4 261 (12.16%) Cisco Certification
5 202 (9.41%) MCSA
6 189 (8.80%) Degree
7 181 (8.43%) CCNA
8 154 (7.17%) Security Cleared
9 152 (7.08%) MCTS
10 133 (6.19%) CCNP
11 128 (5.96%) SC Cleared
12 116 (5.40%) MCP
13 105 (4.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 62 (2.89%) CCA
14 62 (2.89%) Citrix Certification
15 53 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
16 47 (2.19%) CCEE
17 29 (1.35%) CCEA
18 28 (1.30%) CCVP
19 25 (1.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 170 (7.92%) SLA
2 32 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (1.07%) QA
4 8 (0.37%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.23%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 2 (0.093%) BS7799
7 1 (0.047%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.047%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1144 (53.28%) Active Directory
2 512 (23.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 414 (19.28%) Hyper-V
4 206 (9.59%) vSphere
5 153 (7.13%) XenApp
6 110 (5.12%) XenDesktop
7 103 (4.80%) VMware ESXi
8 77 (3.59%) VMware ESX
9 71 (3.31%) UAG
10 46 (2.14%) Forefront TMG
11 38 (1.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 34 (1.58%) Microsoft App-V
13 32 (1.49%) Terminal Services
14 30 (1.40%) XenServer
15 19 (0.88%) ISA Server
16 17 (0.79%) Firmware
16 17 (0.79%) VMware Server
17 12 (0.56%) KVM
18 8 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
19 7 (0.33%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 339 (15.79%) SCCM
2 226 (10.53%) SCOM
3 70 (3.26%) Cisco CUCM
4 59 (2.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 57 (2.65%) Backup Exec
6 54 (2.52%) WSUS
7 42 (1.96%) NetBackup
8 38 (1.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 35 (1.63%) SCDPM
10 32 (1.49%) Norton AntiVirus
11 28 (1.30%) SCVMM
12 24 (1.12%) Nagios
13 20 (0.93%) Cisco UCCX
14 18 (0.84%) SCOrch
14 18 (0.84%) FortiGate
15 15 (0.70%) Zenoss
16 13 (0.61%) Puppet
16 13 (0.61%) MIIS
16 13 (0.61%) Check_MK
16 13 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1618 (75.36%) Microsoft
2 733 (34.14%) VMware
3 665 (30.97%) Cisco
4 439 (20.45%) Citrix
5 277 (12.90%) HP
6 165 (7.69%) Symantec
7 164 (7.64%) Dell
8 133 (6.19%) Avaya
9 129 (6.01%) EMC
10 113 (5.26%) Juniper
11 110 (5.12%) NetApp
12 97 (4.52%) CheckPoint
13 94 (4.38%) Polycom
14 83 (3.87%) Mitel
15 64 (2.98%) Apple
16 63 (2.93%) IBM
17 55 (2.56%) Veeam
18 52 (2.42%) Lotus
19 51 (2.38%) F5
20 47 (2.19%) AppSense
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £55000 per annum + Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 56 minutes ago
London
Hitachi Consulting UK
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 1 hour ago
UK
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £55000 per annum + Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hampshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
UK
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
UK
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £27,000 to £35,000 per annum + car/allowance + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + Training
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £45000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Benefits + 20%
Posted: 7 hours ago
Hampshire
Capital IT Resourcing LTD
Salary: £65k - 85k per year + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
West Sussex
Computer People
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £51000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Roc Search
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Great Package
Posted: Yesterday
Brentwood, Essex
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
FT Select
Salary: From £34,000 to £38,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago