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

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 344 302 395
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +93
Permanent jobs citing Lync 881 1064 657
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.80% 0.93% 0.62%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.98% 4.42% 3.05%
Number of salaries quoted 756 904 500
Average salary £41,000 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.88% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £32,200
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -15.00%

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
22132 24075 21525
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 19.99% 20.96% 20.26%
Number of salaries quoted 18450 19573 18230
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +1.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -43 851 £41,000 -8.88% 127
London -20 362 £45,000 -10.00% 40
South East 0 224 £42,000 -5.08% 30
City of London -1 89 £47,500 -5.00% 8
Berkshire -6 71 £37,500 -11.76% 9
South West -3 63 £31,500 -10.00% 7
East of England +2 55 £38,500 -18.94% 7
Yorkshire -28 55 £34,250 -18.45% 17
Surrey -1 52 £45,000 - 8
Hampshire +45 49 £41,750 +5.69% 2
West Yorkshire -22 43 £35,000 -22.22% 14
North West -25 37 £36,500 +8.95% 18
West Midlands -33 36 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Leeds -4 35 £35,000 -22.22% 12
Birmingham +6 32 £50,000 +6.38% 2
Reading +1 31 £37,500 -21.05% 4
Manchester 0 30 £37,500 -11.76% 14
Egham - 26 £45,000 - 1
Dorset +25 25 £31,000 -22.01% 1
Cambridgeshire +17 23 £38,500 -18.94% 2
Bournemouth +19 22 £31,000 -3.12% 1
West Sussex +5 22 £41,250 -1.78% 1
East Midlands -16 19 £22,500 -46.42% 1
Hertfordshire -21 19 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Bristol -21 18 £39,000 -25.71% 5
Southampton +20 15 £37,500 -
Slough -14 15 £26,000 -25.71%
Scotland -14 14 £35,000 -17.64% 5
Cambridge +15 12 £34,000 -28.42%
Kent 0 12 £36,250 -6.18% 7

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 1311 (68.71%) Microsoft
2 1238 (64.88%) Windows
3 986 (51.68%) Active Directory
4 909 (47.64%) MS Exchange
5 693 (36.32%) VMware
6 597 (31.29%) Cisco
7 570 (29.87%) Exchange Server 2010
8 565 (29.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 539 (28.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 504 (26.42%) ITIL
11 500 (26.21%) VMware Infrastructure
12 497 (26.05%) MS Excel
13 482 (25.26%) SharePoint
14 480 (25.16%) SCCM
15 464 (24.32%) Microsoft Certification
16 444 (23.27%) DNS
17 437 (22.90%) Office 365
18 425 (22.27%) Firewall
19 398 (20.86%) Citrix
20 377 (19.76%) Exchange Server 2013
21 373 (19.55%) Hyper-V
22 366 (19.18%) LAN
23 344 (18.03%) WAN
24 336 (17.61%) SAN
25 329 (17.24%) SQL Server
26 310 (16.25%) SQL
27 303 (15.88%) DHCP
28 296 (15.51%) MCSE
29 289 (15.15%) Unified Communications
30 284 (14.88%) SCOM

Lync
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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
1 909 (47.64%) MS Exchange
2 570 (29.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 482 (25.26%) SharePoint
4 377 (19.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 240 (12.58%) Exchange Server 2007
6 137 (7.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 117 (6.13%) IIS
8 99 (5.19%) SharePoint 2013
9 93 (4.87%) Office Communications Server
10 84 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2003
11 79 (4.14%) SharePoint 2010
12 21 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
13 18 (0.94%) IBM Notes
13 18 (0.94%) Apache
14 15 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
15 11 (0.58%) MS Project Server
16 7 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2000
17 6 (0.31%) CMS
17 6 (0.31%) Tomcat
17 6 (0.31%) SAS
Applications
1 497 (26.05%) MS Excel
2 275 (14.41%) MS Office
3 19 (1.00%) MS Project
4 18 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.52%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.21%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.16%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.16%) ProjectWise
8 2 (0.10%) FastStats
8 2 (0.10%) SPSS
8 2 (0.10%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.052%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 50 (2.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.94%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.16%) SAP CCM
4 3 (0.16%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.16%) Primavera
5 2 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.052%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.052%) Dynamics SL
Cloud Services
1 437 (22.90%) Office 365
2 146 (7.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (1.62%) SaaS
4 26 (1.36%) Mimecast
5 23 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
5 23 (1.21%) IaaS
6 22 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
7 21 (1.10%) Yammer
8 10 (0.52%) PaaS
9 9 (0.47%) Symantec.cloud
10 6 (0.31%) Google Apps
11 2 (0.10%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.10%) SmartFocus
11 2 (0.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.10%) AWS CloudTrail
11 2 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.10%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.052%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 444 (23.27%) DNS
2 425 (22.27%) Firewall
3 366 (19.18%) LAN
4 344 (18.03%) WAN
5 336 (17.61%) SAN
6 303 (15.88%) DHCP
7 289 (15.15%) Unified Communications
8 240 (12.58%) TCP/IP
9 224 (11.74%) VoIP
10 172 (9.01%) VPN
11 132 (6.92%) Cisco ASA
12 126 (6.60%) Skype
13 96 (5.03%) PBX
14 86 (4.51%) NAS
15 85 (4.45%) VLAN
16 77 (4.04%) Internet
17 75 (3.93%) Wireless
18 74 (3.88%) iSCSI
19 54 (2.83%) MPLS
20 46 (2.41%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 329 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 121 (6.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 80 (4.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 37 (1.94%) SQL Server 2005
5 21 (1.10%) MySQL
6 16 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (0.73%) Redis
8 10 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
9 7 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (0.31%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (0.26%) SQL Server 2000
12 4 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.16%) Data Mining
13 3 (0.16%) Oracle Database 10g
13 3 (0.16%) Oracle9i Database
13 3 (0.16%) MS Access
13 3 (0.16%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 18 (0.94%) Subversion
2 8 (0.42%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.21%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 4 (0.21%) Axure RP
5 3 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.10%) MSI
6 2 (0.10%) Bugzilla
6 2 (0.10%) JIRA
6 2 (0.10%) Redmine
6 2 (0.10%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.052%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.052%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.052%) Hudson
General
1 192 (10.06%) Finance
2 111 (5.82%) Telecoms
3 62 (3.25%) Banking
4 59 (3.09%) Retail
5 57 (2.99%) Law
6 56 (2.94%) Marketing
7 49 (2.57%) Legal
8 41 (2.15%) Manufacturing
9 38 (1.99%) Back Office
10 33 (1.73%) Advertising
11 27 (1.42%) Investment Banking
12 17 (0.89%) Games
12 17 (0.89%) Electronics
13 12 (0.63%) Financial Institution
13 12 (0.63%) Private Banking
14 9 (0.47%) Front Office
14 9 (0.47%) Publishing
15 6 (0.31%) Local Government
16 5 (0.26%) French Language
17 4 (0.21%) Billing
Job Titles
1 259 (13.57%) Support Engineer
2 247 (12.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 235 (12.32%) Analyst
4 171 (8.96%) Consultant
5 107 (5.61%) Administrator
6 104 (5.45%) Architect
7 86 (4.51%) Systems Engineer
8 85 (4.45%) Systems Administrator
9 80 (4.19%) 2nd Line Support
10 72 (3.77%) Unified Communications Engineer
11 70 (3.67%) 3rd Line Support
12 65 (3.41%) Support Analyst
13 57 (2.99%) IT Support
14 55 (2.88%) Desktop Support
14 55 (2.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 53 (2.78%) Communications Engineer
16 51 (2.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 50 (2.62%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
18 48 (2.52%) Project Manager
19 47 (2.46%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (3.30%) .NET
2 35 (1.83%) Application Packaging
3 27 (1.42%) Web Services
4 26 (1.36%) ASP.NET
5 21 (1.10%) XMPP
6 20 (1.05%) COM
7 19 (1.00%) CGI
8 16 (0.84%) HTML
9 14 (0.73%) MSMQ
10 12 (0.63%) SAML
11 11 (0.58%) Classic ASP
11 11 (0.58%) .NET Framework
12 10 (0.52%) 802.1X
13 9 (0.47%) CSS
13 9 (0.47%) XML
14 8 (0.42%) WAP
15 7 (0.37%) ISPF
16 6 (0.31%) WSH
16 6 (0.31%) Middleware
17 5 (0.26%) Apache FOP
Miscellaneous
1 178 (9.33%) Data Centre
2 171 (8.96%) Clustering
3 163 (8.54%) Video Conferencing
4 128 (6.71%) Blackberry
5 121 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
6 51 (2.67%) Management Information System
7 42 (2.20%) EqualLogic
8 35 (1.83%) Replication
9 28 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
10 21 (1.10%) GIS
10 21 (1.10%) PKI
11 19 (1.00%) User Experience
11 19 (1.00%) iPad
12 18 (0.94%) Client/Server
13 17 (0.89%) iPhone
14 16 (0.84%) SecurID
15 15 (0.79%) Statistics
15 15 (0.79%) HP Storage
16 14 (0.73%) BYOD
17 13 (0.68%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 1238 (64.88%) Windows
2 565 (29.61%) Windows Server 2012
3 539 (28.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 272 (14.26%) Windows 7
5 255 (13.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 185 (9.70%) Linux
7 76 (3.98%) Windows 8
8 72 (3.77%) Windows XP
9 55 (2.88%) Android
10 35 (1.83%) Mac OS
11 30 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 29 (1.52%) UNIX
13 28 (1.47%) Apple iOS
14 27 (1.42%) Mac OS X
15 15 (0.79%) CentOS
16 14 (0.73%) Windows Phone
17 13 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
18 11 (0.58%) Windows Vista
19 8 (0.42%) AIX
19 8 (0.42%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 504 (26.42%) ITIL
2 231 (12.11%) Migration
3 136 (7.13%) Disaster Recovery
4 125 (6.55%) Change Management
5 107 (5.61%) Mentoring
6 106 (5.56%) Project Management
7 103 (5.40%) Service Delivery
8 96 (5.03%) CRM
9 93 (4.87%) Service Management
10 87 (4.56%) Incident Management
11 61 (3.20%) Load Balancing
12 60 (3.14%) Business Continuity
12 60 (3.14%) PRINCE2
13 58 (3.04%) Problem Management
14 57 (2.99%) High Availability
15 55 (2.88%) ITSM
16 46 (2.41%) Capacity Planning
17 45 (2.36%) Network Design
18 43 (2.25%) Agile Software Development
19 41 (2.15%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 310 (16.25%) SQL
2 241 (12.63%) PowerShell
3 36 (1.89%) C#
4 30 (1.57%) VBScript
5 17 (0.89%) Bash Shell
6 16 (0.84%) Python
6 16 (0.84%) Perl
7 15 (0.79%) VB
8 13 (0.68%) C
9 12 (0.63%) JavaScript
10 9 (0.47%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.16%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.16%) C++
11 3 (0.16%) Java
11 3 (0.16%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.16%) Prolog
11 3 (0.16%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.10%) XMLA
13 1 (0.052%) Tcl
13 1 (0.052%) VBA
Qualifications
1 464 (24.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 296 (15.51%) MCSE
3 225 (11.79%) Cisco Certification
4 212 (11.11%) MCITP
5 148 (7.76%) MCSA
6 133 (6.97%) CCNP
6 133 (6.97%) Security Cleared
7 132 (6.92%) CCNA
8 108 (5.66%) Degree
8 108 (5.66%) SC Cleared
9 97 (5.08%) MCP
10 86 (4.51%) MCTS
11 73 (3.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 64 (3.35%) ITIL Certification
13 32 (1.68%) CCDP
14 16 (0.84%) PhD
15 14 (0.73%) MCDST
15 14 (0.73%) DV Cleared
16 13 (0.68%) CCA
16 13 (0.68%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (8.07%) SLA
2 27 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (1.10%) ISO 9001
4 11 (0.58%) ISO 9000
4 11 (0.58%) QA
5 3 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.10%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 986 (51.68%) Active Directory
2 500 (26.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 373 (19.55%) Hyper-V
4 204 (10.69%) XenApp
5 149 (7.81%) vSphere
6 78 (4.09%) VMware ESX
7 73 (3.83%) XenDesktop
8 69 (3.62%) VMware ESXi
9 55 (2.88%) XenServer
10 49 (2.57%) Terminal Services
11 46 (2.41%) Microsoft App-V
12 31 (1.62%) Forefront TMG
13 28 (1.47%) UAG
14 21 (1.10%) ISA Server
15 15 (0.79%) Xen
16 14 (0.73%) VMware Workstation
17 13 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 13 (0.68%) VMware Server
18 9 (0.47%) BitLocker
19 8 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 480 (25.16%) SCCM
2 284 (14.88%) SCOM
3 82 (4.30%) Backup Exec
4 70 (3.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 69 (3.62%) WSUS
6 58 (3.04%) Cisco CUCM
7 38 (1.99%) SCVMM
8 31 (1.62%) AirWatch
9 25 (1.31%) NetBackup
9 25 (1.31%) Norton AntiVirus
10 22 (1.15%) Cisco UCCX
10 22 (1.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 19 (1.00%) ARCserve
12 16 (0.84%) HP Data Protector
12 16 (0.84%) SCSM
13 15 (0.79%) vMotion
14 14 (0.73%) HAProxy
15 12 (0.63%) Windows Intune
16 10 (0.52%) FortiGate
16 10 (0.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1311 (68.71%) Microsoft
2 693 (36.32%) VMware
3 597 (31.29%) Cisco
4 398 (20.86%) Citrix
5 243 (12.74%) HP
6 177 (9.28%) Avaya
7 166 (8.70%) Dell
8 160 (8.39%) Symantec
9 100 (5.24%) EMC
10 92 (4.82%) NetApp
11 87 (4.56%) Polycom
12 86 (4.51%) Veeam
13 74 (3.88%) Mitel
14 54 (2.83%) CheckPoint
15 51 (2.67%) IBM
16 48 (2.52%) 3PAR
17 44 (2.31%) SAP
17 44 (2.31%) Remedy
18 42 (2.20%) Apple
18 42 (2.20%) F5
Leeds, Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £42k - 46k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Pension + Health + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Pension + Health + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Health plan and Life Assu
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Merseyside
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Outsourcery Hosting Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum plus Bonus, Benefits and Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits & Bonus
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Warrington, Cheshire
X4 Group
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Posted: 4 days ago
North West London
EarthStream Global
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + bonus and benefits package
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City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
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Cheadle, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £15000 - £17000 per annum
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