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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 342 303 356
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +53
Permanent jobs citing Lync 884 1063 755
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.81% 0.91% 0.69%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.99% 4.27% 3.41%
Number of salaries quoted 736 896 603
Average salary £42,000 £47,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.63% -10.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £29,900 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £45,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year
-14.44% -12.62%

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
22174 24905 22151
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 20.25% 21.29% 20.37%
Number of salaries quoted 18464 20534 18696
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
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 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 July 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 July 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 -40 855 £42,000 -10.63% 100
London -20 334 £45,250 -9.50% 48
South East 0 248 £38,500 -14.44% 26
City of London -1 88 £52,500 - 9
Berkshire -2 68 £37,000 -13.95% 9
Yorkshire -28 65 £35,000 -17.64% 8
East of England 0 60 £40,000 -20.00% 2
Surrey +8 59 £40,000 -5.88% 6
West Yorkshire -12 55 £35,000 -26.31% 2
Hampshire +21 54 £37,500 -14.77% 7
South West -13 53 £34,000 -15.00% 5
Leeds +2 48 £35,000 -26.31% 2
North West -32 38 £37,500 -9.09% 7
West Midlands -29 35 £58,750 +26.34% 2
Manchester -4 32 £36,500 -21.50% 5
Birmingham -9 30 £61,250 +30.31% 2
Egham - 26 £41,250 - 1
Cambridgeshire +27 24 £40,000 -15.78%
Dorset +27 23 £31,000 -24.39% 1
Reading +3 23 £35,500 -25.26% 5
West Sussex +17 21 £41,250 -1.78% 1
East Midlands -8 21 £24,000 -43.52% 1
Hertfordshire -43 21 £42,500 -15.42% 1
Southampton +17 18 £37,500 -16.66% 4
Bracknell - 18 £42,500 -
Buckinghamshire -31 17 £33,500 -28.72% 1
Bournemouth +19 16 £31,000 -3.12% 1
Kent +16 15 £35,000 +1.44%
Slough -5 15 £26,000 -38.82%
Bristol -16 15 £40,000 -23.80% 2

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1406 (68.52%) Microsoft
2 1273 (62.04%) Windows
3 1058 (51.56%) Active Directory
4 1000 (48.73%) MS Exchange
5 743 (36.21%) VMware
6 662 (32.26%) Cisco
7 602 (29.34%) Exchange Server 2010
8 590 (28.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 557 (27.14%) Windows Server 2008
10 538 (26.22%) ITIL
11 523 (25.49%) MS Excel
12 517 (25.19%) VMware Infrastructure
13 508 (24.76%) SharePoint
14 507 (24.71%) Microsoft Certification
15 506 (24.66%) SCCM
16 489 (23.83%) Office 365
17 445 (21.69%) Exchange Server 2013
18 431 (21.00%) DNS
19 428 (20.86%) Firewall
20 411 (20.03%) Citrix
21 397 (19.35%) LAN
22 396 (19.30%) SAN
23 392 (19.10%) WAN
24 388 (18.91%) Hyper-V
25 338 (16.47%) SQL Server
26 335 (16.33%) MCSE
27 333 (16.23%) Unified Communications
28 311 (15.16%) SQL
29 293 (14.28%) DHCP
30 290 (14.13%) Windows Server 2003

Lync
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1000 (48.73%) MS Exchange
2 602 (29.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 508 (24.76%) SharePoint
4 445 (21.69%) Exchange Server 2013
5 256 (12.48%) Exchange Server 2007
6 169 (8.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 138 (6.73%) IIS
8 116 (5.65%) SharePoint 2013
9 98 (4.78%) Office Communications Server
10 91 (4.43%) SharePoint 2010
11 86 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2003
12 25 (1.22%) IBM Notes
13 21 (1.02%) SharePoint Server
14 19 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
15 17 (0.83%) Apache
16 7 (0.34%) CMS
16 7 (0.34%) WorkSite
17 6 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2000
17 6 (0.29%) Tomcat
18 4 (0.19%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 523 (25.49%) MS Excel
2 279 (13.60%) MS Office
3 18 (0.88%) MS Project
4 16 (0.78%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.15%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.15%) ProjectWise
7 2 (0.097%) FastStats
7 2 (0.097%) SPSS
7 2 (0.097%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.049%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.049%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.049%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 57 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
3 14 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 11 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.15%) SAP CCM
5 3 (0.15%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.15%) Primavera
6 2 (0.097%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.049%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.049%) Dynamics SL
Cloud Services
1 489 (23.83%) Office 365
2 174 (8.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (2.10%) Mimecast
4 39 (1.90%) SaaS
5 30 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
6 29 (1.41%) IaaS
7 22 (1.07%) Yammer
8 21 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
9 9 (0.44%) PaaS
10 8 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
11 7 (0.34%) Symantec.cloud
12 6 (0.29%) Google Apps
13 3 (0.15%) OneDrive
14 2 (0.097%) SmartFocus
14 2 (0.097%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.097%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.097%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 2 (0.097%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 431 (21.00%) DNS
2 428 (20.86%) Firewall
3 397 (19.35%) LAN
4 396 (19.30%) SAN
5 392 (19.10%) WAN
6 333 (16.23%) Unified Communications
7 293 (14.28%) DHCP
8 252 (12.28%) TCP/IP
9 243 (11.84%) VoIP
10 198 (9.65%) VPN
11 144 (7.02%) Cisco ASA
12 103 (5.02%) PBX
13 98 (4.78%) Internet
14 96 (4.68%) Skype
15 95 (4.63%) NAS
16 90 (4.39%) iSCSI
16 90 (4.39%) VLAN
17 86 (4.19%) MPLS
18 74 (3.61%) Wireless
19 66 (3.22%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 338 (16.47%) SQL Server
2 125 (6.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 80 (3.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 43 (2.10%) SQL Server 2005
5 20 (0.97%) MySQL
6 17 (0.83%) Redis
7 15 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
9 7 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (0.29%) SQL Server 2000
10 6 (0.29%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (0.19%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.15%) Data Mining
13 3 (0.15%) Oracle Database 10g
13 3 (0.15%) Oracle9i Database
13 3 (0.15%) MS Access
13 3 (0.15%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 18 (0.88%) Subversion
2 6 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.24%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.15%) Bugzilla
4 3 (0.15%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.097%) Redmine
6 1 (0.049%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.049%) JIRA
6 1 (0.049%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.049%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (0.049%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.049%) Hudson
General
1 222 (10.82%) Finance
2 110 (5.36%) Telecoms
3 68 (3.31%) Law
4 63 (3.07%) Retail
4 63 (3.07%) Marketing
5 57 (2.78%) Legal
6 47 (2.29%) Manufacturing
6 47 (2.29%) Banking
7 42 (2.05%) Advertising
7 42 (2.05%) Back Office
8 22 (1.07%) Electronics
9 17 (0.83%) Financial Institution
10 15 (0.73%) Investment Banking
11 14 (0.68%) Games
12 9 (0.44%) Publishing
13 8 (0.39%) Billing
14 5 (0.24%) Front Office
14 5 (0.24%) Local Government
15 4 (0.19%) French Language
16 3 (0.15%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 283 (13.79%) Support Engineer
2 251 (12.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 228 (11.11%) Analyst
4 227 (11.06%) Consultant
5 118 (5.75%) Architect
6 93 (4.53%) Systems Engineer
7 87 (4.24%) Administrator
8 82 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
9 80 (3.90%) Unified Communications Engineer
10 69 (3.36%) Systems Administrator
11 64 (3.12%) 2nd Line Support
12 62 (3.02%) Microsoft Consultant
13 59 (2.88%) Project Manager
14 58 (2.83%) Communications Engineer
14 58 (2.83%) IT Support
15 57 (2.78%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 56 (2.73%) Support Analyst
17 55 (2.68%) Infrastructure Analyst
18 51 (2.49%) Network Engineer
19 49 (2.39%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (3.31%) .NET
2 38 (1.85%) Application Packaging
3 31 (1.51%) Web Services
4 30 (1.46%) XMPP
5 28 (1.36%) ASP.NET
6 19 (0.93%) COM
6 19 (0.93%) CGI
7 16 (0.78%) HTML
8 13 (0.63%) SAML
9 11 (0.54%) Classic ASP
9 11 (0.54%) .NET Framework
10 10 (0.49%) 802.1X
11 8 (0.39%) ISPF
11 8 (0.39%) XML
11 8 (0.39%) WAP
12 7 (0.34%) Middleware
12 7 (0.34%) MSMQ
12 7 (0.34%) CSS
13 6 (0.29%) WSH
14 5 (0.24%) Apache FOP
Miscellaneous
1 186 (9.06%) Data Centre
2 179 (8.72%) Clustering
3 147 (7.16%) Video Conferencing
4 146 (7.12%) Blackberry
5 117 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
6 60 (2.92%) Management Information System
7 48 (2.34%) EqualLogic
8 37 (1.80%) Replication
9 22 (1.07%) iPad
10 21 (1.02%) GIS
10 21 (1.02%) PKI
11 20 (0.97%) Client/Server
11 20 (0.97%) iPhone
11 20 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
12 19 (0.93%) Computer Science
12 19 (0.93%) CLARiiON
13 18 (0.88%) HP Storage
14 17 (0.83%) Mathematics
15 15 (0.73%) Private Cloud
16 14 (0.68%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 1273 (62.04%) Windows
2 590 (28.75%) Windows Server 2012
3 557 (27.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 290 (14.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 232 (11.31%) Windows 7
6 176 (8.58%) Linux
7 80 (3.90%) Windows XP
8 78 (3.80%) Windows 8
9 60 (2.92%) Android
10 40 (1.95%) Apple iOS
11 35 (1.71%) UNIX
12 27 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 26 (1.27%) Mac OS X
14 25 (1.22%) Mac OS
15 18 (0.88%) Windows Mobile
16 16 (0.78%) CentOS
17 12 (0.58%) Windows Vista
18 10 (0.49%) AIX
18 10 (0.49%) Windows Phone
19 7 (0.34%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 538 (26.22%) ITIL
2 252 (12.28%) Migration
3 163 (7.94%) Disaster Recovery
4 132 (6.43%) Project Management
5 113 (5.51%) Service Delivery
6 108 (5.26%) Change Management
7 107 (5.21%) CRM
7 107 (5.21%) Mentoring
8 87 (4.24%) Service Management
9 82 (4.00%) PRINCE2
10 72 (3.51%) Problem Management
11 70 (3.41%) Incident Management
12 67 (3.27%) Business Continuity
13 66 (3.22%) Load Balancing
14 65 (3.17%) High Availability
15 57 (2.78%) Network Design
16 53 (2.58%) ITSM
17 48 (2.34%) Business Intelligence
17 48 (2.34%) Agile Software Development
18 47 (2.29%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 311 (15.16%) SQL
2 245 (11.94%) PowerShell
3 38 (1.85%) VBScript
4 33 (1.61%) C#
5 17 (0.83%) C
5 17 (0.83%) VB
5 17 (0.83%) Python
5 17 (0.83%) Bash Shell
6 16 (0.78%) Perl
7 9 (0.44%) JavaScript
8 8 (0.39%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.15%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.15%) Java
9 3 (0.15%) Prolog
9 3 (0.15%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.15%) VB.NET
9 3 (0.15%) VBA
10 2 (0.097%) C++
10 2 (0.097%) XMLA
11 1 (0.049%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 507 (24.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 335 (16.33%) MCSE
3 267 (13.01%) Cisco Certification
4 222 (10.82%) MCITP
5 163 (7.94%) CCNP
6 156 (7.60%) CCNA
6 156 (7.60%) MCSA
7 141 (6.87%) Security Cleared
8 134 (6.53%) Degree
9 124 (6.04%) SC Cleared
10 103 (5.02%) MCP
11 102 (4.97%) MCTS
12 79 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 67 (3.27%) ITIL Certification
14 34 (1.66%) CCDP
15 17 (0.83%) CCA
15 17 (0.83%) Citrix Certification
16 16 (0.78%) PhD
16 16 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 15 (0.73%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 181 (8.82%) SLA
2 29 (1.41%) ISO 9001
2 29 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (0.68%) QA
4 12 (0.58%) ISO 9000
5 3 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.15%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.049%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1058 (51.56%) Active Directory
2 517 (25.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 388 (18.91%) Hyper-V
4 200 (9.75%) XenApp
5 174 (8.48%) vSphere
6 88 (4.29%) XenDesktop
7 86 (4.19%) VMware ESXi
8 76 (3.70%) VMware ESX
9 63 (3.07%) XenServer
10 43 (2.10%) Terminal Services
11 42 (2.05%) Microsoft App-V
12 34 (1.66%) Forefront TMG
13 31 (1.51%) UAG
14 24 (1.17%) ISA Server
15 17 (0.83%) Xen
16 16 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 14 (0.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 14 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
18 12 (0.58%) VMware Server
19 7 (0.34%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 506 (24.66%) SCCM
2 283 (13.79%) SCOM
3 75 (3.65%) Backup Exec
4 72 (3.51%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 69 (3.36%) WSUS
6 66 (3.22%) Cisco CUCM
7 41 (2.00%) SCVMM
8 40 (1.95%) AirWatch
9 27 (1.32%) NetBackup
10 22 (1.07%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 21 (1.02%) Cisco UCCX
11 21 (1.02%) vMotion
11 21 (1.02%) Norton AntiVirus
11 21 (1.02%) ARCserve
12 17 (0.83%) Windows Intune
12 17 (0.83%) FortiGate
12 17 (0.83%) HAProxy
12 17 (0.83%) SCSM
13 14 (0.68%) HP Data Protector
14 13 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1406 (68.52%) Microsoft
2 743 (36.21%) VMware
3 662 (32.26%) Cisco
4 411 (20.03%) Citrix
5 280 (13.65%) HP
6 190 (9.26%) Avaya
7 184 (8.97%) Dell
8 162 (7.89%) Symantec
9 115 (5.60%) EMC
10 94 (4.58%) Veeam
11 92 (4.48%) Polycom
12 91 (4.43%) Mitel
13 87 (4.24%) NetApp
14 64 (3.12%) IBM
15 63 (3.07%) CheckPoint
16 58 (2.83%) 3PAR
17 55 (2.68%) MobileIron
18 54 (2.63%) F5
19 51 (2.49%) Juniper
20 46 (2.24%) IronPort
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + Uncapped Bonus, Mentoring Programme
Posted: 4 hours ago
UK
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: £38k - 65k per year + 36hols + pension + medical
Posted: 22 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Dupen Recruitment Services
Salary: £25000 - £28500 per annum + good range of benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Truphone
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum plus benefits and bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Aquent LLC
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hull, North Humberside
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus & Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Vitamin T
Salary: £35,000 per annum £35k plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 55,000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Thirsk, North Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per day + Bonus + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £26000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Health plan and Life Assu
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago