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 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 280 353 420
Rank change year-on-year
+73 +67
Permanent jobs citing Lync 1112 797 649
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.01% 0.74% 0.57%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.73% 3.52% 2.76%
Number of salaries quoted 961 674 555
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,800 £29,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.12%

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
23519 22621 23485
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 21.29% 20.99% 20.61%
Number of salaries quoted 19923 18617 20462
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 £38,783 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.13% +0.73%

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 24 December 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 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
England +66 1061 £45,000 -9.09% 154
London +81 478 £50,000 -4.76% 52
South East +9 214 £42,500 -5.55% 34
City of London +27 112 £50,000 -4.76% 15
South West +31 79 £40,000 -20.00% 9
Yorkshire -11 67 £35,000 -17.64% 12
East of England -2 56 £45,000 +5.88% 6
Berkshire -16 51 £45,000 -12.62% 14
Hampshire +26 50 £53,000 +0.95% 7
East Midlands +26 46 £35,000 -28.20% 6
Surrey -1 45 £34,625 +9.92% 4
West Yorkshire -8 45 £35,000 -17.64% 7
West Midlands -11 43 £45,000 -2.70% 8
Hertfordshire +4 38 £45,000 -5.26% 2
North West -28 37 £32,500 -16.39% 10
Dorset +10 33 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Poole +16 29 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Birmingham -6 28 £50,000 +2.56% 2
North East +7 27 £35,000 -12.50% 11
Watford -2 27 £50,000 +8.10%
Tyne and Wear +4 25 £35,000 -12.50% 11
Nottinghamshire +21 24 £23,500 -50.52% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +6 24 £41,250 +3.12% 10
Scotland +23 22 £42,000 +40.00% 8
Manchester -29 22 £35,000 -3.44% 5
Devon +11 21 £36,000 -20.00% 2
Buckinghamshire -1 20 £42,500 +9.67% 3
Croydon +20 18 £24,000 -49.47% 1
Bristol +4 18 £40,000 -23.80% 2
Leeds -36 18 £50,000 +17.64% 1

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1585 (75.91%) Microsoft
2 1319 (63.17%) Windows
3 1142 (54.69%) Active Directory
4 1110 (53.16%) MS Exchange
5 700 (33.52%) VMware
6 694 (33.24%) SharePoint
7 693 (33.19%) Cisco
8 619 (29.65%) Microsoft Certification
9 616 (29.50%) MS Excel
10 609 (29.17%) Exchange Server 2010
11 556 (26.63%) Windows Server 2008
12 539 (25.81%) ITIL
13 500 (23.95%) VMware Infrastructure
14 467 (22.37%) Windows Server 2012
15 453 (21.70%) Office 365
16 434 (20.79%) MCSE
16 434 (20.79%) Citrix
17 408 (19.54%) Exchange Server 2013
18 388 (18.58%) Firewall
19 387 (18.53%) DNS
20 383 (18.34%) MS Office
21 374 (17.91%) Hyper-V
22 358 (17.15%) SAN
23 346 (16.57%) SCCM
24 306 (14.66%) Unified Communications
25 301 (14.42%) Windows Server 2003
26 290 (13.89%) LAN
27 288 (13.79%) WAN
28 283 (13.55%) SQL Server
29 282 (13.51%) HP

Lync
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1110 (53.16%) MS Exchange
2 694 (33.24%) SharePoint
3 609 (29.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 408 (19.54%) Exchange Server 2013
5 249 (11.93%) Exchange Server 2007
6 166 (7.95%) IIS
7 164 (7.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 132 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2003
9 128 (6.13%) Office Communications Server
10 114 (5.46%) SharePoint 2013
11 91 (4.36%) SharePoint 2010
12 52 (2.49%) Apache
13 45 (2.16%) SharePoint Server
14 38 (1.82%) Lotus Domino
15 37 (1.77%) Tomcat
16 28 (1.34%) IBM Notes
17 18 (0.86%) nginx
18 15 (0.72%) Moodle
19 13 (0.62%) Jetty
20 9 (0.43%) WorkSite
Applications
1 616 (29.50%) MS Excel
2 383 (18.34%) MS Office
3 40 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 22 (1.05%) MS Project
5 14 (0.67%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.48%) Adobe Captivate
7 5 (0.24%) FastStats
7 5 (0.24%) SPSS
8 4 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.14%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.096%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.048%) InDesign
11 1 (0.048%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.048%) Revit
Business Applications
1 73 (3.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.48%) Agresso
3 9 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.24%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.14%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 2 (0.096%) Tridion
10 1 (0.048%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 453 (21.70%) Office 365
2 127 (6.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (2.20%) IaaS
4 24 (1.15%) SaaS
5 15 (0.72%) PaaS
5 15 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.29%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.048%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.048%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.048%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.048%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.048%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 388 (18.58%) Firewall
2 387 (18.53%) DNS
3 358 (17.15%) SAN
4 306 (14.66%) Unified Communications
5 290 (13.89%) LAN
6 288 (13.79%) WAN
7 242 (11.59%) DHCP
8 229 (10.97%) TCP/IP
8 229 (10.97%) VoIP
9 193 (9.24%) VPN
10 146 (6.99%) Internet
11 132 (6.32%) Wireless
12 95 (4.55%) MPLS
13 90 (4.31%) NAS
14 86 (4.12%) Cisco ASA
15 75 (3.59%) BGP
16 74 (3.54%) OSPF
17 71 (3.40%) PBX
18 62 (2.97%) WLAN
19 56 (2.68%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 283 (13.55%) SQL Server
2 79 (3.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 44 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 35 (1.68%) SQL Server 2005
5 27 (1.29%) MySQL
6 19 (0.91%) SQL Server 2000
7 13 (0.62%) Hadoop
8 12 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (0.29%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.19%) DTS
10 4 (0.19%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.14%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.14%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.14%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.096%) EDMS
12 2 (0.096%) MS Access
13 1 (0.048%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 1 (0.048%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1 (0.048%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 8 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (0.34%) AdminStudio
3 5 (0.24%) JIRA
4 4 (0.19%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.096%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.096%) Rational Rose
5 2 (0.096%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (0.096%) MSI
5 2 (0.096%) LabVIEW
5 2 (0.096%) Bugzilla
General
1 186 (8.91%) Finance
2 125 (5.99%) Telecoms
3 53 (2.54%) Law
4 44 (2.11%) Marketing
5 42 (2.01%) Back Office
6 36 (1.72%) Legal
7 31 (1.48%) Manufacturing
7 31 (1.48%) Retail
8 30 (1.44%) Banking
9 28 (1.34%) Publishing
10 24 (1.15%) Advertising
11 16 (0.77%) Financial Institution
12 12 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
13 10 (0.48%) Electronics
14 8 (0.38%) Games
15 5 (0.24%) Billing
16 3 (0.14%) Investment Banking
16 3 (0.14%) Automotive
17 2 (0.096%) Aerospace
18 1 (0.048%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 355 (17.00%) Consultant
2 278 (13.31%) Analyst
3 239 (11.45%) Support Engineer
4 164 (7.85%) Architect
5 143 (6.85%) 3rd Line Support
6 138 (6.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 98 (4.69%) Support Analyst
8 97 (4.65%) Microsoft Consultant
9 77 (3.69%) Messaging Engineer
9 77 (3.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 75 (3.59%) Team Leader
11 74 (3.54%) Project Manager
11 74 (3.54%) IT Support
12 73 (3.50%) Administrator
13 63 (3.02%) Network Engineer
14 62 (2.97%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 60 (2.87%) Infrastructure Consultant
16 58 (2.78%) Service Analyst
17 57 (2.73%) Service Desk Analyst
17 57 (2.73%) Exchange Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (2.35%) XMPP
2 40 (1.92%) .NET
3 38 (1.82%) Application Packaging
4 16 (0.77%) HTML
5 12 (0.57%) CSS
5 12 (0.57%) Web Services
6 11 (0.53%) ASP.NET
7 10 (0.48%) COM
8 9 (0.43%) MSMQ
8 9 (0.43%) XML
9 8 (0.38%) Middleware
10 7 (0.34%) Software Packaging
11 6 (0.29%) X-Windows
11 6 (0.29%) CGI
11 6 (0.29%) jQuery
12 5 (0.24%) SAML
12 5 (0.24%) .NET Framework
13 4 (0.19%) SAP Business Workflow
14 3 (0.14%) WCF
14 3 (0.14%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 232 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 163 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
3 126 (6.03%) Video Conferencing
4 87 (4.17%) Clustering
5 47 (2.25%) Replication
6 45 (2.16%) Management Information System
7 32 (1.53%) Thin Client
7 32 (1.53%) Fat Client
8 29 (1.39%) Computer Science
9 27 (1.29%) Statistics
10 22 (1.05%) Mathematics
11 20 (0.96%) CMDB
12 15 (0.72%) E-Learning
12 15 (0.72%) EqualLogic
13 14 (0.67%) Performance Metrics
13 14 (0.67%) iPhone
14 12 (0.57%) Hedge funds
14 12 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
15 11 (0.53%) VLE
16 10 (0.48%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1319 (63.17%) Windows
2 556 (26.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 467 (22.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 301 (14.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 275 (13.17%) Windows 7
6 165 (7.90%) Linux
7 128 (6.13%) Windows 8
8 118 (5.65%) Windows XP
9 67 (3.21%) UNIX
10 36 (1.72%) Android
11 34 (1.63%) Mac OS X
12 26 (1.25%) CentOS
13 24 (1.15%) Apple iOS
14 22 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 22 (1.05%) Windows Mobile
15 20 (0.96%) Solaris
16 18 (0.86%) Windows Phone
17 17 (0.81%) Ubuntu
18 14 (0.67%) Windows 2000 Server
19 11 (0.53%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 539 (25.81%) ITIL
2 212 (10.15%) Migration
3 199 (9.53%) Project Management
4 129 (6.18%) Service Delivery
5 122 (5.84%) CRM
6 102 (4.89%) Mentoring
7 97 (4.65%) Change Management
8 86 (4.12%) Service Management
9 77 (3.69%) Disaster Recovery
10 76 (3.64%) PRINCE2
11 59 (2.83%) Root Cause Analysis
12 55 (2.63%) Kalman Filter
13 51 (2.44%) Agile Software Development
13 51 (2.44%) Coaching
14 48 (2.30%) Performance Tuning
15 46 (2.20%) Continuous Improvement
15 46 (2.20%) Change Control
16 42 (2.01%) Problem Management
16 42 (2.01%) Capacity Planning
17 37 (1.77%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 237 (11.35%) SQL
2 213 (10.20%) PowerShell
3 22 (1.05%) VBScript
4 20 (0.96%) Python
5 19 (0.91%) Java
6 18 (0.86%) Perl
7 17 (0.81%) C
8 16 (0.77%) T-SQL
9 14 (0.67%) Ruby
10 12 (0.57%) VB
10 12 (0.57%) C#
11 11 (0.53%) JavaScript
12 6 (0.29%) C++
12 6 (0.29%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.24%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.19%) R
15 3 (0.14%) PHP
16 2 (0.096%) MATLAB
17 1 (0.048%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 619 (29.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 434 (20.79%) MCSE
3 277 (13.27%) Cisco Certification
4 269 (12.88%) MCITP
5 203 (9.72%) MCSA
6 192 (9.20%) CCNA
7 159 (7.61%) Degree
8 151 (7.23%) MCTS
9 148 (7.09%) Security Cleared
10 140 (6.70%) CCNP
11 127 (6.08%) SC Cleared
12 118 (5.65%) MCP
13 99 (4.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 56 (2.68%) CCA
14 56 (2.68%) Citrix Certification
15 46 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
16 43 (2.06%) CCEE
17 32 (1.53%) CCVP
18 29 (1.39%) CCEA
19 26 (1.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 184 (8.81%) SLA
2 34 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (0.86%) QA
4 9 (0.43%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 4 (0.19%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.096%) BS7799
7 2 (0.096%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.048%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1142 (54.69%) Active Directory
2 500 (23.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 374 (17.91%) Hyper-V
4 206 (9.87%) vSphere
5 154 (7.38%) XenApp
6 114 (5.46%) VMware ESXi
7 103 (4.93%) XenDesktop
8 73 (3.50%) VMware ESX
9 54 (2.59%) UAG
10 45 (2.16%) Forefront TMG
11 39 (1.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 35 (1.68%) Microsoft App-V
13 30 (1.44%) Terminal Services
14 27 (1.29%) XenServer
15 19 (0.91%) ISA Server
16 18 (0.86%) Firmware
16 18 (0.86%) VMware Server
17 12 (0.57%) KVM
18 8 (0.38%) vCloud
19 7 (0.34%) NFS
Systems Management
1 346 (16.57%) SCCM
2 242 (11.59%) SCOM
3 71 (3.40%) Cisco CUCM
4 60 (2.87%) Backup Exec
5 52 (2.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 51 (2.44%) WSUS
7 39 (1.87%) NetBackup
8 34 (1.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 30 (1.44%) SCDPM
10 29 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
11 28 (1.34%) Nagios
12 27 (1.29%) SCVMM
13 23 (1.10%) FortiGate
14 21 (1.01%) Cisco UCCX
15 15 (0.72%) Zenoss
15 15 (0.72%) Windows Intune
16 14 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
16 14 (0.67%) Opsview
16 14 (0.67%) Puppet
17 13 (0.62%) MIIS
Vendors
1 1585 (75.91%) Microsoft
2 700 (33.52%) VMware
3 693 (33.19%) Cisco
4 434 (20.79%) Citrix
5 282 (13.51%) HP
6 170 (8.14%) Dell
7 159 (7.61%) EMC
8 150 (7.18%) Symantec
9 144 (6.90%) Avaya
10 117 (5.60%) Juniper
11 114 (5.46%) NetApp
12 102 (4.89%) CheckPoint
13 88 (4.21%) Polycom
14 78 (3.74%) Mitel
15 73 (3.50%) IBM
16 70 (3.35%) Apple
17 65 (3.11%) F5
18 60 (2.87%) Veeam
19 49 (2.35%) Lotus
20 47 (2.25%) Remedy
Hampshire
Centric Resource
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Middlesex
Centric Resource
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
UK
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: To £55k + Car Allow + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
West Midlands
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: Up to 55,000 + Benefits + Car Allowance
Posted: 18 hours ago
Yorkshire
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: Up to 55,000 + Benefits + Car Allowance
Posted: 18 hours ago
North West
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: Up to 55,000 + Benefits + Car Allowance
Posted: 18 hours ago
East Midlands
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: Up to 55,000 + Benefits + Car Allowance
Posted: 18 hours ago
South East
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: Up to 55,000 + Benefits + Car Allowance
Posted: 18 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Telefonica
Posted: 20 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Competitive Salary + bonus + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits+training opportunities
Posted: 21 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Entrust People Ltd
Salary: £Negotiable
Posted: 21 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
Avanade UK Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
Avanade UK Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
Avanade UK Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle, County Down
Avanade UK Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday