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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 293 380 485
Rank change year-on-year
+87 +105
Permanent jobs citing Lync 1078 659 476
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.93% 0.62% 0.41%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.46% 3.10% 1.96%
Number of salaries quoted 916 499 396
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 £26,355 £32,150 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +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
24161 21287 24263
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 20.76% 20.01% 20.77%
Number of salaries quoted 19673 17994 20767
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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +104 1016 £45,000 -10.00% 135
London +123 432 £50,000 -4.76% 35
South East +14 235 £43,250 -13.50% 41
City of London +52 112 £50,000 -4.76% 9
Yorkshire +30 90 £42,000 -11.57% 4
Berkshire +25 88 £42,500 -22.72% 8
West Yorkshire +27 71 £43,500 -15.53% 4
North West +26 71 £33,500 -25.55% 13
South West +8 63 £35,000 -30.00% 15
East of England +16 62 £47,500 +5.55% 6
West Midlands +14 55 £45,750 -14.88% 7
Surrey -26 55 £45,000 - 8
Leeds +22 52 £43,500 -35.55% 4
Hertfordshire +3 38 £50,000 +17.64% 6
Buckinghamshire +11 36 £47,500 +35.71% 5
Manchester +11 34 £42,500 -5.55% 8
Birmingham +21 32 £47,000 -14.54% 4
East Midlands -4 31 £42,000 -16.00% 7
Watford +11 29 £50,000 -4.76% 2
Hampshire -16 29 £39,500 -7.05% 6
Reading -11 27 £47,500 -13.63% 5
Cheshire +3 26 £29,500 +3.50% 2
Slough +21 24 £35,000 -36.36% 1
Devon +11 24 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Sheffield +1 22 £42,000 -23.63%
South Yorkshire 0 22 £42,000 -23.63%
Scotland -6 22 £42,500 +37.09% 5
Newbury +1 17 £25,000 -54.54% 1
Wales -8 17 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Cambridgeshire -3 16 £47,500 -2.06%

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 1559 (74.34%) Microsoft
2 1213 (57.84%) Windows
3 1109 (52.89%) MS Exchange
4 1048 (49.98%) Active Directory
5 704 (33.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 703 (33.52%) VMware
7 660 (31.47%) MS Excel
8 636 (30.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 629 (30.00%) SharePoint
10 604 (28.80%) Cisco
11 542 (25.85%) Windows Server 2008
12 488 (23.27%) VMware Infrastructure
13 461 (21.98%) DNS
14 448 (21.36%) MCSE
15 435 (20.74%) Office 365
16 428 (20.41%) Hyper-V
17 425 (20.27%) Unified Communications
18 424 (20.22%) Exchange Server 2013
19 410 (19.55%) Windows Server 2012
20 401 (19.12%) ITIL
21 385 (18.36%) Firewall
22 371 (17.69%) Citrix
23 350 (16.69%) SAN
24 322 (15.36%) MCITP
25 304 (14.50%) DHCP
26 302 (14.40%) MS Office
27 299 (14.26%) SCCM
28 297 (14.16%) Blackberry
29 295 (14.07%) SQL Server
30 256 (12.21%) Exchange Server 2007

Lync
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 1109 (52.89%) MS Exchange
2 704 (33.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 629 (30.00%) SharePoint
4 424 (20.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 256 (12.21%) Exchange Server 2007
6 196 (9.35%) Exchange Server 2003
7 163 (7.77%) Office Communications Server
8 158 (7.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 130 (6.20%) IIS
10 70 (3.34%) SharePoint 2013
11 67 (3.20%) SharePoint 2010
12 53 (2.53%) SharePoint Server
13 42 (2.00%) Apache
14 34 (1.62%) Lotus Domino
15 26 (1.24%) Tomcat
16 18 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2000
17 17 (0.81%) IBM Notes
18 15 (0.72%) nginx
19 12 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
20 11 (0.52%) SAS
Applications
1 660 (31.47%) MS Excel
2 302 (14.40%) MS Office
3 48 (2.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (0.67%) MS Project
5 11 (0.52%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.19%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
7 3 (0.14%) SPSS
7 3 (0.14%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.14%) FastStats
8 1 (0.048%) InDesign
8 1 (0.048%) Revit
Business Applications
1 72 (3.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.24%) Summit
3 5 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.19%) Sage 200
5 3 (0.14%) Eikon
6 2 (0.095%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.048%) SalesLogix
7 1 (0.048%) Misys Midas
7 1 (0.048%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 435 (20.74%) Office 365
2 71 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (1.29%) SaaS
4 23 (1.10%) IaaS
5 22 (1.05%) PaaS
6 17 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.19%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.048%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.048%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 461 (21.98%) DNS
2 425 (20.27%) Unified Communications
3 385 (18.36%) Firewall
4 350 (16.69%) SAN
5 304 (14.50%) DHCP
6 249 (11.87%) TCP/IP
7 227 (10.82%) VPN
8 206 (9.82%) LAN
9 200 (9.54%) VoIP
10 187 (8.92%) WAN
11 128 (6.10%) MPLS
12 119 (5.67%) PBX
13 117 (5.58%) NAS
14 116 (5.53%) Cisco ASA
15 96 (4.58%) Wireless
16 83 (3.96%) SMTP
17 77 (3.67%) Internet
18 74 (3.53%) SSL
19 54 (2.58%) ISDN
20 49 (2.34%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 295 (14.07%) SQL Server
2 58 (2.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 50 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 27 (1.29%) MySQL
5 26 (1.24%) SQL Server 2005
6 16 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (0.48%) Hadoop
8 10 (0.48%) DTS
9 9 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
10 8 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
11 7 (0.33%) Relational Database
12 4 (0.19%) EDMS
12 4 (0.19%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.19%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.14%) SQL Server 2000
13 3 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.095%) OLAP
14 2 (0.095%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 1 (0.048%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 14 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (0.57%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.19%) Rational Rose
3 4 (0.19%) MSI
4 3 (0.14%) AdminStudio
4 3 (0.14%) JIRA
5 1 (0.048%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.048%) LabVIEW
General
1 223 (10.63%) Finance
2 105 (5.01%) Telecoms
3 55 (2.62%) Legal
3 55 (2.62%) Marketing
4 54 (2.58%) Law
5 40 (1.91%) Retail
6 38 (1.81%) Advertising
7 32 (1.53%) Banking
8 31 (1.48%) Manufacturing
9 21 (1.00%) Financial Institution
10 17 (0.81%) Back Office
10 17 (0.81%) Publishing
11 14 (0.67%) Games
12 13 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
13 12 (0.57%) Investment Banking
14 9 (0.43%) Billing
15 5 (0.24%) Electronics
16 2 (0.095%) Automotive
16 2 (0.095%) Local Government
16 2 (0.095%) German Language
Job Titles
1 368 (17.55%) Consultant
2 234 (11.16%) Analyst
3 205 (9.78%) Support Engineer
4 182 (8.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 151 (7.20%) Architect
6 133 (6.34%) Microsoft Consultant
7 105 (5.01%) 3rd Line Support
8 102 (4.86%) Administrator
9 82 (3.91%) Support Analyst
10 81 (3.86%) Messaging Engineer
11 77 (3.67%) IT Support
12 67 (3.20%) Technical Support
13 65 (3.10%) Technical Consultant
14 61 (2.91%) Network Engineer
14 61 (2.91%) Team Leader
15 60 (2.86%) Exchange Engineer
16 54 (2.58%) Project Manager
17 53 (2.53%) Project Engineer
18 52 (2.48%) Infrastructure Manager
18 52 (2.48%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (2.05%) .NET
2 34 (1.62%) XMPP
3 27 (1.29%) COM
4 26 (1.24%) Web Services
5 21 (1.00%) XML
6 15 (0.72%) Application Packaging
7 13 (0.62%) HTML
8 12 (0.57%) CSS
9 11 (0.52%) WCF
10 10 (0.48%) jQuery
11 9 (0.43%) Software Packaging
11 9 (0.43%) ASP.NET
12 8 (0.38%) Middleware
13 6 (0.29%) Silverlight
14 5 (0.24%) Windows SharePoint Services
14 5 (0.24%) .NET Framework
14 5 (0.24%) RESTful
14 5 (0.24%) Ember.js
14 5 (0.24%) Ajax
14 5 (0.24%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 297 (14.16%) Blackberry
2 95 (4.53%) Clustering
3 74 (3.53%) Video Conferencing
4 34 (1.62%) PKI
5 32 (1.53%) Replication
6 31 (1.48%) Statistics
7 28 (1.34%) Management Information System
8 25 (1.19%) iPhone
9 23 (1.10%) Thin Client
9 23 (1.10%) Fat Client
10 21 (1.00%) Firmware
11 19 (0.91%) EqualLogic
12 18 (0.86%) CMDB
13 17 (0.81%) Mathematics
13 17 (0.81%) iPad
14 16 (0.76%) FlexPod
14 16 (0.76%) Visualisation
14 16 (0.76%) Computer Science
14 16 (0.76%) Client/Server
15 13 (0.62%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1213 (57.84%) Windows
2 542 (25.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 410 (19.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 249 (11.87%) Windows Server 2003
5 241 (11.49%) Windows 7
6 141 (6.72%) Linux
7 115 (5.48%) Windows XP
8 97 (4.63%) Windows 8
9 27 (1.29%) Windows Vista
10 26 (1.24%) Android
10 26 (1.24%) UNIX
10 26 (1.24%) Apple iOS
11 20 (0.95%) Windows Mobile
12 19 (0.91%) Windows Phone
13 16 (0.76%) CentOS
14 15 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 15 (0.72%) Windows 2000
14 15 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
15 14 (0.67%) Ubuntu
16 13 (0.62%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 401 (19.12%) ITIL
2 206 (9.82%) Migration
3 183 (8.73%) Project Management
4 145 (6.91%) Change Management
5 109 (5.20%) Load Balancing
6 105 (5.01%) CRM
7 102 (4.86%) Service Delivery
8 84 (4.01%) PRINCE2
9 75 (3.58%) Disaster Recovery
10 73 (3.48%) Service Management
11 55 (2.62%) Incident Management
12 52 (2.48%) Technical Architecture
13 51 (2.43%) Mobile Device Management
14 49 (2.34%) Problem Management
15 46 (2.19%) Performance Monitoring
16 45 (2.15%) Time Management
17 40 (1.91%) Network Design
18 39 (1.86%) Performance Tuning
18 39 (1.86%) Root Cause Analysis
19 37 (1.76%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 234 (11.16%) SQL
2 199 (9.49%) PowerShell
3 34 (1.62%) VBScript
4 32 (1.53%) VB
5 25 (1.19%) T-SQL
6 21 (1.00%) Perl
7 20 (0.95%) C#
7 20 (0.95%) Python
8 18 (0.86%) C
8 18 (0.86%) Java
9 15 (0.72%) JavaScript
10 11 (0.52%) Bash Shell
11 10 (0.48%) Ruby
11 10 (0.48%) PHP
12 5 (0.24%) Delphi
13 3 (0.14%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.095%) R
15 1 (0.048%) MATLAB
15 1 (0.048%) Lingo
Qualifications
1 636 (30.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 448 (21.36%) MCSE
3 322 (15.36%) MCITP
4 238 (11.35%) Cisco Certification
5 201 (9.59%) Degree
6 171 (8.15%) MCSA
7 163 (7.77%) CCNA
8 144 (6.87%) MCTS
9 137 (6.53%) Security Cleared
10 136 (6.49%) CCNP
11 106 (5.05%) SC Cleared
12 87 (4.15%) MCP
13 64 (3.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 41 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
15 38 (1.81%) Citrix Certification
16 33 (1.57%) CCIE
17 26 (1.24%) CCEE
18 23 (1.10%) CCVP
19 21 (1.00%) CCA
20 20 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (7.39%) SLA
2 42 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (1.34%) QA
4 11 (0.52%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.29%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 6 (0.29%) GAMP
5 6 (0.29%) GCP
5 6 (0.29%) GMP
6 3 (0.14%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.095%) BS7799
7 2 (0.095%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.048%) GxP
System Software
1 1048 (49.98%) Active Directory
2 488 (23.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 428 (20.41%) Hyper-V
4 148 (7.06%) vSphere
5 140 (6.68%) XenApp
6 120 (5.72%) UAG
7 99 (4.72%) XenDesktop
8 90 (4.29%) VMware ESX
9 63 (3.00%) VMware ESXi
10 54 (2.58%) Forefront TMG
11 51 (2.43%) XenServer
12 49 (2.34%) Microsoft App-V
13 29 (1.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 29 (1.38%) ISA Server
14 28 (1.34%) Terminal Services
15 18 (0.86%) VMware Server
16 13 (0.62%) KVM
17 12 (0.57%) Terminal Server
17 12 (0.57%) Snort
18 10 (0.48%) IAG
Systems Management
1 299 (14.26%) SCCM
2 190 (9.06%) SCOM
3 62 (2.96%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 61 (2.91%) Backup Exec
4 61 (2.91%) WSUS
5 41 (1.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 36 (1.72%) SCDPM
7 35 (1.67%) SCVMM
8 32 (1.53%) Cisco CUCM
9 30 (1.43%) Norton AntiVirus
10 28 (1.34%) NetBackup
11 15 (0.72%) Zenoss
12 14 (0.67%) MAILsweeper
13 11 (0.52%) Nagios
13 11 (0.52%) Puppet
13 11 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
14 10 (0.48%) Cacti
14 10 (0.48%) Check_MK
15 9 (0.43%) SCOrch
15 9 (0.43%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 1559 (74.34%) Microsoft
2 703 (33.52%) VMware
3 604 (28.80%) Cisco
4 371 (17.69%) Citrix
5 252 (12.02%) HP
6 150 (7.15%) NetApp
7 149 (7.11%) Symantec
8 134 (6.39%) Avaya
9 129 (6.15%) Dell
10 110 (5.25%) Juniper
11 106 (5.05%) Mitel
12 98 (4.67%) CheckPoint
13 72 (3.43%) Polycom
14 63 (3.00%) EMC
15 44 (2.10%) Siemens
16 43 (2.05%) Apple
17 40 (1.91%) SolarWinds
18 38 (1.81%) IBM
19 36 (1.72%) Lotus
19 36 (1.72%) CommVault
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
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Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + benefits + bonus
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