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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 311 386 485
Rank change year-on-year
+75 +99
Permanent jobs citing Lync 993 664 488
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.87% 0.62% 0.41%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.18% 3.10% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 831 511 413
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £32,500 £26,296
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £80,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +25.00%

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
23731 21397 24313
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 20.80% 20.13% 20.63%
Number of salaries quoted 19329 18155 20815
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +87 936 £45,000 -10.00% 154
London +88 417 £47,500 -13.63% 43
South East +5 211 £42,500 -15.00% 41
City of London +49 111 £50,000 -11.11% 17
Yorkshire +19 73 £42,000 -18.44% 8
Berkshire +8 70 £40,000 -27.27% 11
South West +5 60 £35,000 -30.00% 24
East of England -1 60 £47,500 +5.55% 5
North West +11 58 £32,500 -8.45% 19
West Yorkshire +19 57 £42,000 -18.44% 4
Surrey -17 51 £42,500 -5.55% 8
West Midlands +2 37 £46,500 -15.45% 5
Hertfordshire +5 36 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Leeds +1 35 £39,750 -41.11% 3
Buckinghamshire 0 30 £47,500 +29.25% 3
Cheshire -1 30 £29,500 +3.50% 3
East Midlands -11 27 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Devon +3 26 £35,000 - 2
Hampshire -2 26 £32,500 -23.52% 8
Watford +7 23 £38,750 -29.54%
Manchester -2 23 £37,000 -26.00% 14
Slough +11 21 £35,000 -36.36%
Scotland -4 21 £42,500 +37.09% 4
Wiltshire +3 20 £24,000 -56.36% 3
Birmingham +1 19 £47,000 -14.54% 4
Wales -4 18 £50,000 +48.14%
Reading -11 18 £46,250 -15.90% 5
Cambridgeshire +3 17 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Warrington -8 16 £24,000 -65.71% 3
South Wales -10 16 £50,000 +47.05%

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 1587 (74.37%) Microsoft
2 1234 (57.83%) Windows
3 1146 (53.70%) MS Exchange
4 1070 (50.14%) Active Directory
5 730 (34.21%) Exchange Server 2010
6 713 (33.41%) VMware
7 666 (31.21%) MS Excel
8 657 (30.79%) Microsoft Certification
9 646 (30.27%) SharePoint
10 637 (29.85%) Cisco
11 542 (25.40%) Windows Server 2008
12 497 (23.29%) VMware Infrastructure
13 460 (21.56%) Exchange Server 2013
14 457 (21.42%) DNS
14 457 (21.42%) MCSE
15 453 (21.23%) Office 365
16 430 (20.15%) ITIL
17 424 (19.87%) Hyper-V
18 416 (19.49%) Windows Server 2012
19 412 (19.31%) Unified Communications
20 394 (18.46%) Firewall
21 368 (17.24%) Citrix
22 349 (16.35%) SAN
23 328 (15.37%) MCITP
24 325 (15.23%) MS Office
25 308 (14.43%) SCCM
26 296 (13.87%) Blackberry
27 295 (13.82%) SQL Server
28 292 (13.68%) DHCP
29 268 (12.56%) Exchange Server 2007

Lync
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 1146 (53.70%) MS Exchange
2 730 (34.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 646 (30.27%) SharePoint
4 460 (21.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 268 (12.56%) Exchange Server 2007
6 193 (9.04%) Exchange Server 2003
7 166 (7.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 152 (7.12%) Office Communications Server
9 136 (6.37%) IIS
10 75 (3.51%) SharePoint 2010
11 71 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
12 52 (2.44%) SharePoint Server
13 45 (2.11%) Apache
14 37 (1.73%) Lotus Domino
15 29 (1.36%) Tomcat
16 21 (0.98%) IBM Notes
17 18 (0.84%) nginx
17 18 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2000
18 13 (0.61%) Jetty
19 12 (0.56%) SAS
Applications
1 666 (31.21%) MS Excel
2 325 (15.23%) MS Office
3 55 (2.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (0.84%) MS Project
5 13 (0.61%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.23%) FastStats
6 5 (0.23%) SPSS
7 4 (0.19%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
8 3 (0.14%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.047%) Revit
9 1 (0.047%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.047%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 72 (3.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.19%) Summit
3 4 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.14%) Sage 200
4 3 (0.14%) Eikon
4 3 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.094%) Tridion
5 2 (0.094%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 2 (0.094%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.047%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 453 (21.23%) Office 365
2 73 (3.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (1.22%) SaaS
4 24 (1.12%) IaaS
5 23 (1.08%) PaaS
6 16 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.23%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.047%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.047%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 457 (21.42%) DNS
2 412 (19.31%) Unified Communications
3 394 (18.46%) Firewall
4 349 (16.35%) SAN
5 292 (13.68%) DHCP
6 243 (11.39%) TCP/IP
7 218 (10.22%) VPN
7 218 (10.22%) LAN
8 203 (9.51%) VoIP
9 199 (9.33%) WAN
10 119 (5.58%) MPLS
11 115 (5.39%) Cisco ASA
12 113 (5.30%) PBX
13 109 (5.11%) NAS
14 100 (4.69%) Wireless
15 81 (3.80%) SMTP
15 81 (3.80%) Internet
16 70 (3.28%) SSL
17 55 (2.58%) WLAN
18 54 (2.53%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 295 (13.82%) SQL Server
2 60 (2.81%) SQL Server 2012
3 52 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 29 (1.36%) MySQL
5 28 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
6 18 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (0.61%) Hadoop
9 10 (0.47%) DTS
10 9 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (0.33%) Relational Database
11 7 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (0.19%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.19%) SQL Server 2000
12 4 (0.19%) EDMS
12 4 (0.19%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.094%) OLAP
14 2 (0.094%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (0.42%) Visual Studio
3 6 (0.28%) AdminStudio
4 5 (0.23%) Rational Rose
5 4 (0.19%) MSI
6 3 (0.14%) JIRA
7 1 (0.047%) LabVIEW
General
1 225 (10.54%) Finance
2 106 (4.97%) Telecoms
3 63 (2.95%) Law
4 59 (2.76%) Marketing
4 59 (2.76%) Legal
5 42 (1.97%) Retail
6 40 (1.87%) Advertising
7 32 (1.50%) Banking
8 29 (1.36%) Manufacturing
9 21 (0.98%) Financial Institution
10 20 (0.94%) Back Office
11 19 (0.89%) Publishing
12 14 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
13 13 (0.61%) Games
14 12 (0.56%) Investment Banking
15 8 (0.37%) Billing
16 5 (0.23%) Electronics
17 2 (0.094%) Automotive
17 2 (0.094%) Local Government
18 1 (0.047%) German Language
Job Titles
1 364 (17.06%) Consultant
2 251 (11.76%) Analyst
3 216 (10.12%) Support Engineer
4 182 (8.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 160 (7.50%) Architect
6 128 (6.00%) Microsoft Consultant
7 110 (5.15%) Administrator
8 109 (5.11%) 3rd Line Support
9 87 (4.08%) Support Analyst
10 86 (4.03%) Messaging Engineer
11 77 (3.61%) IT Support
12 70 (3.28%) Technical Consultant
13 69 (3.23%) Team Leader
14 68 (3.19%) Exchange Engineer
15 62 (2.91%) Technical Support
16 60 (2.81%) Network Engineer
17 58 (2.72%) Project Manager
18 55 (2.58%) Infrastructure Manager
19 54 (2.53%) Project Engineer
19 54 (2.53%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (2.01%) .NET
2 34 (1.59%) XMPP
3 27 (1.27%) COM
4 24 (1.12%) Web Services
5 22 (1.03%) XML
6 17 (0.80%) Application Packaging
7 16 (0.75%) HTML
8 14 (0.66%) CSS
9 11 (0.52%) WCF
9 11 (0.52%) ASP.NET
10 10 (0.47%) jQuery
11 9 (0.42%) Middleware
12 8 (0.37%) Software Packaging
13 6 (0.28%) X-Windows
13 6 (0.28%) Silverlight
14 5 (0.23%) Ember.js
14 5 (0.23%) RESTful
14 5 (0.23%) Windows SharePoint Services
14 5 (0.23%) Ajax
14 5 (0.23%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 296 (13.87%) Blackberry
2 154 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
3 103 (4.83%) Clustering
4 76 (3.56%) Video Conferencing
5 35 (1.64%) PKI
5 35 (1.64%) Replication
6 33 (1.55%) Statistics
7 27 (1.27%) Management Information System
8 24 (1.12%) iPhone
9 23 (1.08%) Fat Client
9 23 (1.08%) Thin Client
10 21 (0.98%) Mathematics
11 19 (0.89%) EqualLogic
12 17 (0.80%) Computer Science
12 17 (0.80%) Firmware
13 16 (0.75%) FlexPod
13 16 (0.75%) Visualisation
14 15 (0.70%) CMDB
14 15 (0.70%) Client/Server
15 13 (0.61%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1234 (57.83%) Windows
2 542 (25.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 416 (19.49%) Windows Server 2012
4 252 (11.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 249 (11.67%) Windows 7
6 149 (6.98%) Linux
7 123 (5.76%) Windows XP
8 100 (4.69%) Windows 8
9 33 (1.55%) UNIX
10 30 (1.41%) Apple iOS
11 27 (1.27%) Android
12 25 (1.17%) Windows Vista
13 24 (1.12%) Windows Mobile
14 19 (0.89%) Windows Phone
15 16 (0.75%) AIX
15 16 (0.75%) CentOS
15 16 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 15 (0.70%) Solaris
16 15 (0.70%) Windows 2000
17 14 (0.66%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 430 (20.15%) ITIL
2 218 (10.22%) Migration
3 184 (8.62%) Project Management
4 141 (6.61%) Change Management
5 109 (5.11%) Mentoring
6 107 (5.01%) CRM
7 105 (4.92%) Load Balancing
8 99 (4.64%) Service Delivery
9 84 (3.94%) PRINCE2
10 73 (3.42%) Service Management
11 71 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
12 70 (3.28%) Agile Software Development
13 59 (2.76%) Incident Management
14 52 (2.44%) Mobile Device Management
15 50 (2.34%) Problem Management
16 48 (2.25%) Technical Architecture
17 46 (2.16%) Performance Tuning
18 45 (2.11%) Identity Management
19 44 (2.06%) Root Cause Analysis
19 44 (2.06%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 235 (11.01%) SQL
2 201 (9.42%) PowerShell
3 33 (1.55%) VBScript
3 33 (1.55%) VB
4 28 (1.31%) T-SQL
5 22 (1.03%) C#
5 22 (1.03%) Perl
6 21 (0.98%) Java
6 21 (0.98%) Python
7 20 (0.94%) C
8 16 (0.75%) JavaScript
9 13 (0.61%) Ruby
10 9 (0.42%) PHP
11 8 (0.37%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.23%) Delphi
13 3 (0.14%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.094%) R
15 1 (0.047%) MATLAB
15 1 (0.047%) C++
15 1 (0.047%) Lingo
Qualifications
1 657 (30.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 457 (21.42%) MCSE
3 328 (15.37%) MCITP
4 250 (11.72%) Cisco Certification
5 196 (9.18%) Degree
6 180 (8.43%) CCNA
6 180 (8.43%) MCSA
7 152 (7.12%) MCTS
8 138 (6.47%) CCNP
9 136 (6.37%) Security Cleared
10 106 (4.97%) SC Cleared
11 90 (4.22%) MCP
12 69 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 43 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
14 36 (1.69%) Citrix Certification
15 30 (1.41%) CCIE
16 25 (1.17%) CCVP
17 23 (1.08%) CCEE
17 23 (1.08%) CCA
18 20 (0.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (7.26%) SLA
2 42 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (1.36%) QA
4 9 (0.42%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.14%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.094%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (0.094%) GAMP
6 2 (0.094%) GCP
6 2 (0.094%) GMP
6 2 (0.094%) BS7799
6 2 (0.094%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.047%) GxP
System Software
1 1070 (50.14%) Active Directory
2 497 (23.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 424 (19.87%) Hyper-V
4 163 (7.64%) vSphere
5 134 (6.28%) XenApp
6 122 (5.72%) UAG
7 94 (4.40%) XenDesktop
8 90 (4.22%) VMware ESX
9 68 (3.19%) VMware ESXi
10 56 (2.62%) Forefront TMG
11 46 (2.16%) XenServer
12 45 (2.11%) Microsoft App-V
13 33 (1.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 30 (1.41%) Terminal Services
15 27 (1.27%) ISA Server
16 18 (0.84%) VMware Server
17 14 (0.66%) KVM
18 12 (0.56%) Snort
19 11 (0.52%) Terminal Server
20 10 (0.47%) IAG
Systems Management
1 308 (14.43%) SCCM
2 182 (8.53%) SCOM
3 67 (3.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 67 (3.14%) WSUS
4 64 (3.00%) Backup Exec
5 42 (1.97%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 36 (1.69%) SCDPM
7 35 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
8 34 (1.59%) Cisco CUCM
9 33 (1.55%) SCVMM
10 32 (1.50%) NetBackup
11 15 (0.70%) Zenoss
11 15 (0.70%) Nagios
12 14 (0.66%) MAILsweeper
12 14 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
12 14 (0.66%) Puppet
13 13 (0.61%) Check_MK
14 10 (0.47%) Cacti
15 9 (0.42%) HP SIM
15 9 (0.42%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 1587 (74.37%) Microsoft
2 713 (33.41%) VMware
3 637 (29.85%) Cisco
4 368 (17.24%) Citrix
5 254 (11.90%) HP
6 165 (7.73%) Symantec
7 150 (7.03%) NetApp
8 142 (6.65%) Avaya
9 139 (6.51%) Dell
10 113 (5.30%) Juniper
11 98 (4.59%) CheckPoint
12 97 (4.55%) Mitel
13 70 (3.28%) EMC
13 70 (3.28%) Polycom
14 46 (2.16%) IBM
15 45 (2.11%) Apple
16 43 (2.01%) SolarWinds
17 41 (1.92%) Lotus
18 37 (1.73%) Veeam
18 37 (1.73%) Red Hat
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Salary: £47000 to £51000 per annum
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EXCELerate
Salary: From £75,000 to £82,000 per annum £75k & Bonus, Car Allowance, Corpora
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Salary: From £75,000 to £82,000 per annum £75k & Bonus, Car Allowance, Corpora
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Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + bonus
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EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum Car Allowance, Private Health, Pension, Life C
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