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

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 303 370 428
Rank change year-on-year
+67 +58
Permanent jobs citing Lync 1047 766 573
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.92% 0.69% 0.52%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.34% 3.29% 2.57%
Number of salaries quoted 897 637 496
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 £27,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -

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
24127 23300 22261
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 21.18% 21.06% 20.19%
Number of salaries quoted 20236 19530 19286
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 £65,000 £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 21 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 21 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 +61 998 £45,000 -10.00% 120
London +95 452 £48,750 -11.36% 47
South East -1 209 £41,500 -12.63% 26
City of London +75 121 £47,500 -9.52% 16
South West +37 88 £40,000 -17.94% 15
Yorkshire -16 63 £42,000 -1.17% 6
East of England -12 59 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Berkshire -8 56 £47,500 -5.00% 7
West Midlands +4 50 £42,000 -11.57% 5
Surrey +20 49 £34,250 -19.41% 4
West Yorkshire -10 48 £42,000 -1.17% 2
Hertfordshire +3 43 £45,000 +12.50% 1
North West -23 43 £33,000 +8.19% 8
Hampshire +24 39 £36,000 -34.54% 7
Dorset +12 32 £50,000 +20.48% 3
Watford -1 31 £42,500 -10.52% 1
East Midlands +2 29 £35,000 -28.20% 2
Poole +16 28 £50,000 +20.48% 2
Birmingham -14 28 £48,750 -2.50% 2
Scotland +12 24 £30,000 -14.28% 4
Manchester -17 24 £36,250 +20.83% 5
Buckinghamshire -5 23 £45,000 +20.00% 4
Leeds -28 22 £48,500 +14.11%
Devon +3 21 £40,000 - 4
Bristol +16 19 £40,000 -23.80% 4
Reading -10 19 £50,000 -9.09% 2
Edinburgh +7 18 £29,750 - 1
Nottinghamshire +20 16 £25,750 -39.76%
Slough -7 15 £65,000 +44.44% 1
Nottingham +6 12 £47,500 -

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 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 1596 (74.82%) Microsoft
2 1326 (62.17%) Windows
3 1171 (54.90%) MS Exchange
4 1122 (52.60%) Active Directory
5 733 (34.36%) VMware
6 708 (33.19%) Exchange Server 2010
7 693 (32.49%) SharePoint
8 652 (30.57%) Cisco
9 644 (30.19%) Microsoft Certification
10 613 (28.74%) MS Excel
11 554 (25.97%) Windows Server 2008
12 513 (24.05%) VMware Infrastructure
13 492 (23.07%) ITIL
14 465 (21.80%) Windows Server 2012
15 452 (21.19%) Exchange Server 2013
16 449 (21.05%) Office 365
17 442 (20.72%) MCSE
18 425 (19.92%) Citrix
19 423 (19.83%) DNS
20 419 (19.64%) Hyper-V
21 371 (17.39%) Firewall
22 368 (17.25%) MS Office
23 357 (16.74%) SAN
24 351 (16.46%) Unified Communications
25 337 (15.80%) SCCM
26 303 (14.21%) MCITP
27 288 (13.50%) SQL Server
28 285 (13.36%) Windows Server 2003
29 273 (12.80%) Windows 7
30 272 (12.75%) HP

Lync
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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 1171 (54.90%) MS Exchange
2 708 (33.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 693 (32.49%) SharePoint
4 452 (21.19%) Exchange Server 2013
5 267 (12.52%) Exchange Server 2007
6 160 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2003
7 156 (7.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 147 (6.89%) IIS
9 134 (6.28%) Office Communications Server
10 95 (4.45%) SharePoint 2013
11 90 (4.22%) SharePoint 2010
12 52 (2.44%) Apache
13 51 (2.39%) SharePoint Server
14 45 (2.11%) Lotus Domino
15 35 (1.64%) Tomcat
16 28 (1.31%) IBM Notes
17 18 (0.84%) nginx
18 13 (0.61%) Jetty
19 12 (0.56%) WorkSite
20 11 (0.52%) Moodle
Applications
1 613 (28.74%) MS Excel
2 368 (17.25%) MS Office
3 42 (1.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (0.94%) MS Project
5 16 (0.75%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.47%) Adobe Captivate
7 5 (0.23%) FastStats
7 5 (0.23%) SPSS
8 4 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.14%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.14%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.094%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.047%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.047%) InDesign
11 1 (0.047%) Revit
Business Applications
1 73 (3.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.42%) Agresso
3 6 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.14%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.14%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 2 (0.094%) Tridion
7 1 (0.047%) Magento
7 1 (0.047%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 449 (21.05%) Office 365
2 103 (4.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (1.83%) IaaS
4 23 (1.08%) SaaS
5 20 (0.94%) PaaS
6 19 (0.89%) 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
1 423 (19.83%) DNS
2 371 (17.39%) Firewall
3 357 (16.74%) SAN
4 351 (16.46%) Unified Communications
5 267 (12.52%) DHCP
6 262 (12.28%) LAN
7 247 (11.58%) WAN
8 238 (11.16%) TCP/IP
9 216 (10.13%) VPN
10 214 (10.03%) VoIP
11 122 (5.72%) Wireless
12 117 (5.49%) Internet
13 100 (4.69%) MPLS
14 91 (4.27%) Cisco ASA
15 90 (4.22%) NAS
16 88 (4.13%) PBX
17 66 (3.09%) BGP
18 64 (3.00%) OSPF
19 62 (2.91%) SSL
20 56 (2.63%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 288 (13.50%) SQL Server
2 66 (3.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 55 (2.58%) SQL Server 2012
4 28 (1.31%) MySQL
4 28 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
5 17 (0.80%) SQL Server 2000
6 13 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (0.61%) Hadoop
7 7 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (0.28%) Oracle Database
8 6 (0.28%) Crystal Reports
9 5 (0.23%) DTS
9 5 (0.23%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.14%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.094%) EDMS
12 2 (0.094%) OLAP
13 1 (0.047%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 1 (0.047%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (0.33%) AdminStudio
3 5 (0.23%) Rational Rose
4 4 (0.19%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.19%) MSI
5 3 (0.14%) JIRA
6 2 (0.094%) LabVIEW
6 2 (0.094%) Dreamweaver
General
1 202 (9.47%) Finance
2 107 (5.02%) Telecoms
3 70 (3.28%) Law
4 58 (2.72%) Legal
5 41 (1.92%) Marketing
6 36 (1.69%) Retail
7 33 (1.55%) Manufacturing
8 31 (1.45%) Back Office
9 28 (1.31%) Advertising
10 27 (1.27%) Publishing
10 27 (1.27%) Banking
11 22 (1.03%) Financial Institution
12 15 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (0.33%) Electronics
13 7 (0.33%) Games
14 6 (0.28%) Billing
15 3 (0.14%) Investment Banking
15 3 (0.14%) Automotive
16 1 (0.047%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.047%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 374 (17.53%) Consultant
2 279 (13.08%) Analyst
3 217 (10.17%) Support Engineer
4 166 (7.78%) Architect
5 161 (7.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 129 (6.05%) 3rd Line Support
7 117 (5.49%) Microsoft Consultant
8 102 (4.78%) Support Analyst
9 100 (4.69%) Messaging Engineer
10 90 (4.22%) Administrator
11 74 (3.47%) Team Leader
11 74 (3.47%) Exchange Engineer
11 74 (3.47%) IT Support
12 67 (3.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 62 (2.91%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 61 (2.86%) Project Manager
15 59 (2.77%) Network Engineer
16 58 (2.72%) Systems Administrator
17 56 (2.63%) Infrastructure Manager
17 56 (2.63%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (2.16%) XMPP
2 34 (1.59%) .NET
3 32 (1.50%) Application Packaging
4 18 (0.84%) HTML
5 14 (0.66%) Web Services
5 14 (0.66%) CSS
6 12 (0.56%) XML
7 11 (0.52%) COM
8 10 (0.47%) ASP.NET
9 8 (0.38%) Middleware
10 7 (0.33%) MSMQ
10 7 (0.33%) Software Packaging
10 7 (0.33%) jQuery
11 6 (0.28%) X-Windows
12 4 (0.19%) WCF
12 4 (0.19%) .NET Framework
13 3 (0.14%) SAML
13 3 (0.14%) Silverlight
13 3 (0.14%) SAP Business Workflow
14 2 (0.094%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 265 (12.42%) Blackberry
2 153 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
3 106 (4.97%) Video Conferencing
4 98 (4.59%) Clustering
5 44 (2.06%) Management Information System
6 37 (1.73%) Replication
7 30 (1.41%) Statistics
8 28 (1.31%) Fat Client
8 28 (1.31%) Thin Client
9 26 (1.22%) Computer Science
10 21 (0.98%) Mathematics
11 19 (0.89%) CMDB
12 18 (0.84%) iPhone
13 17 (0.80%) E-Learning
14 15 (0.70%) PKI
14 15 (0.70%) EqualLogic
14 15 (0.70%) Hedge funds
15 14 (0.66%) iPad
16 12 (0.56%) Performance Metrics
17 10 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1326 (62.17%) Windows
2 554 (25.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 465 (21.80%) Windows Server 2012
4 285 (13.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 273 (12.80%) Windows 7
6 161 (7.55%) Linux
7 120 (5.63%) Windows XP
8 113 (5.30%) Windows 8
9 51 (2.39%) UNIX
10 37 (1.73%) Android
11 30 (1.41%) Apple iOS
12 29 (1.36%) Mac OS X
13 27 (1.27%) Windows Mobile
14 19 (0.89%) Windows Phone
15 18 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 18 (0.84%) Solaris
16 16 (0.75%) Ubuntu
17 15 (0.70%) AIX
18 14 (0.66%) CentOS
19 10 (0.47%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 492 (23.07%) ITIL
2 210 (9.85%) Migration
3 202 (9.47%) Project Management
4 123 (5.77%) Service Delivery
5 119 (5.58%) Change Management
6 112 (5.25%) CRM
7 96 (4.50%) Mentoring
8 86 (4.03%) Service Management
9 79 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
10 75 (3.52%) Load Balancing
11 74 (3.47%) PRINCE2
12 62 (2.91%) Agile Software Development
13 53 (2.48%) Root Cause Analysis
13 53 (2.48%) Kalman Filter
14 51 (2.39%) Performance Tuning
15 50 (2.34%) Coaching
16 48 (2.25%) Change Control
17 47 (2.20%) Identity Management
18 46 (2.16%) Mobile Device Management
19 45 (2.11%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 250 (11.72%) SQL
2 201 (9.42%) PowerShell
3 22 (1.03%) VBScript
4 21 (0.98%) VB
4 21 (0.98%) Python
4 21 (0.98%) Java
5 20 (0.94%) Perl
6 18 (0.84%) T-SQL
7 16 (0.75%) C
8 13 (0.61%) Ruby
9 12 (0.56%) JavaScript
10 9 (0.42%) C#
11 7 (0.33%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.19%) PHP
13 3 (0.14%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.094%) MATLAB
14 2 (0.094%) R
14 2 (0.094%) C++
15 1 (0.047%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 644 (30.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 442 (20.72%) MCSE
3 303 (14.21%) MCITP
4 254 (11.91%) Cisco Certification
5 196 (9.19%) MCSA
6 187 (8.77%) Degree
7 176 (8.25%) CCNA
8 154 (7.22%) Security Cleared
9 145 (6.80%) MCTS
10 133 (6.24%) CCNP
11 125 (5.86%) SC Cleared
12 107 (5.02%) MCP
13 103 (4.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 59 (2.77%) CCA
14 59 (2.77%) Citrix Certification
15 50 (2.34%) ITIL Certification
16 44 (2.06%) CCEE
17 28 (1.31%) CCVP
18 27 (1.27%) CCEA
19 24 (1.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (7.83%) SLA
2 30 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (1.17%) QA
4 8 (0.38%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.23%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 2 (0.094%) BS7799
7 1 (0.047%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.047%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1122 (52.60%) Active Directory
2 513 (24.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 419 (19.64%) Hyper-V
4 203 (9.52%) vSphere
5 147 (6.89%) XenApp
6 108 (5.06%) XenDesktop
7 97 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
8 83 (3.89%) VMware ESX
9 78 (3.66%) UAG
10 49 (2.30%) Forefront TMG
11 36 (1.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 34 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
13 33 (1.55%) Terminal Services
14 29 (1.36%) XenServer
15 21 (0.98%) ISA Server
16 17 (0.80%) Firmware
17 16 (0.75%) VMware Server
18 12 (0.56%) KVM
19 8 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
20 7 (0.33%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 337 (15.80%) SCCM
2 222 (10.41%) SCOM
3 69 (3.23%) Cisco CUCM
4 59 (2.77%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 56 (2.63%) WSUS
6 54 (2.53%) Backup Exec
7 44 (2.06%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 41 (1.92%) SCDPM
8 41 (1.92%) NetBackup
9 34 (1.59%) SCVMM
10 32 (1.50%) Norton AntiVirus
11 23 (1.08%) Nagios
12 19 (0.89%) Cisco UCCX
13 17 (0.80%) FortiGate
14 15 (0.70%) SCOrch
14 15 (0.70%) Zenoss
15 13 (0.61%) Puppet
15 13 (0.61%) MIIS
15 13 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
15 13 (0.61%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 1596 (74.82%) Microsoft
2 733 (34.36%) VMware
3 652 (30.57%) Cisco
4 425 (19.92%) Citrix
5 272 (12.75%) HP
6 163 (7.64%) Symantec
7 156 (7.31%) Dell
8 133 (6.24%) Avaya
9 120 (5.63%) EMC
10 113 (5.30%) Juniper
11 109 (5.11%) NetApp
12 92 (4.31%) Polycom
13 91 (4.27%) CheckPoint
14 82 (3.84%) Mitel
15 61 (2.86%) Apple
16 60 (2.81%) IBM
17 55 (2.58%) Veeam
18 54 (2.53%) Lotus
19 47 (2.20%) AppSense
20 46 (2.16%) F5
Yorkshire
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: To £45k + £85k OTE + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: To £45k + £85k OTE + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North Yorkshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £70k - 75k per year + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Transport For London
Posted: 2 days ago
Yorkshire
Qualserv Consulting
Salary: bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Vertical IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Resource Management
Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum + Great Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
London
dotMailer Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 40,000 + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
IT Human Resources
Salary: £50000 - £56000 per annum + on call + bonus + training + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
UK
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £70000 to £75000 per annum - Plus bonus and car
Posted: 4 days ago