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

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 292 326 353
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +27
Permanent jobs citing Lync 1061 1015 767
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.99% 0.86% 0.71%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.73% 4.06% 3.39%
Number of salaries quoted 839 872 658
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -18.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-1.17% -10.52%

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
22410 24998 22621
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 20.97% 21.16% 21.03%
Number of salaries quoted 18637 20910 19137
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +44 1006 £45,000 - 143
London +30 371 £50,000 +2.56% 55
South East +21 273 £42,500 - 30
City of London +26 107 £51,250 +2.50% 18
Yorkshire +13 95 £37,500 -11.76% 10
East of England +38 79 £42,500 -15.00% 8
West Yorkshire +27 74 £37,500 -16.66% 6
Berkshire +18 70 £44,500 -6.31% 13
Hampshire +16 65 £39,000 -1.26% 2
Leeds +31 64 £40,000 -14.89% 6
South West +23 57 £40,000 -20.00% 9
East Midlands +5 47 £28,428 -33.11% 3
Surrey +4 42 £42,500 +15.64% 5
Reading +2 37 £38,500 -18.94% 7
Hertfordshire -13 37 £39,000 -22.00% 3
West Midlands -17 33 £55,000 +22.22% 6
Cambridgeshire +41 32 £45,000 +28.57% 3
West Sussex +16 31 £42,500 +7.59% 3
North West -21 30 £41,500 +3.75% 13
Oxfordshire +37 29 £64,000 +70.66% 2
Wales +19 27 £47,000 +34.28% 1
Bristol +6 24 £40,000 -23.80% 4
Birmingham -8 24 £62,500 +13.63% 5
Buckinghamshire -36 24 £34,250 -23.88% 1
Oxford +24 18 £65,000 +73.33% 1
Dorset +13 18 £45,000 +20.00% 3
South Wales +4 18 £30,000 -14.28%
Manchester -13 18 £40,000 - 12
Fareham +29 17 £65,000 +130.08% 1
Bracknell +28 17 £55,000 +29.41%

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 1617 (70.86%) Microsoft
2 1377 (60.34%) Windows
3 1189 (52.10%) Active Directory
4 1134 (49.69%) MS Exchange
5 773 (33.87%) VMware
6 754 (33.04%) Cisco
7 643 (28.18%) MS Excel
8 625 (27.39%) Exchange Server 2010
9 622 (27.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 621 (27.21%) ITIL
11 620 (27.17%) Office 365
12 617 (27.04%) SharePoint
13 596 (26.12%) Microsoft Certification
14 595 (26.07%) Windows Server 2012
15 529 (23.18%) VMware Infrastructure
16 511 (22.39%) SCCM
17 508 (22.26%) Exchange Server 2013
18 464 (20.33%) Firewall
19 453 (19.85%) Citrix
20 442 (19.37%) SAN
21 428 (18.76%) WAN
22 417 (18.27%) Hyper-V
23 416 (18.23%) MCSE
24 408 (17.88%) DNS
25 395 (17.31%) LAN
26 394 (17.27%) Unified Communications
27 358 (15.69%) MS Office
28 344 (15.07%) Cisco Certification
29 342 (14.99%) Windows Server 2003
30 341 (14.94%) SQL Server

Lync
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 1134 (49.69%) MS Exchange
2 625 (27.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 617 (27.04%) SharePoint
4 508 (22.26%) Exchange Server 2013
5 277 (12.14%) Exchange Server 2007
6 204 (8.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 187 (8.19%) IIS
8 159 (6.97%) Office Communications Server
9 144 (6.31%) SharePoint 2013
10 117 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2003
11 96 (4.21%) SharePoint 2010
12 39 (1.71%) IBM Notes
13 24 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
14 22 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
15 19 (0.83%) Apache
16 10 (0.44%) Tomcat
16 10 (0.44%) CMS
17 9 (0.39%) WorkSite
18 7 (0.31%) Lotus Domino
19 6 (0.26%) Moodle
Applications
1 643 (28.18%) MS Excel
2 358 (15.69%) MS Office
3 31 (1.36%) MS Project
4 19 (0.83%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.13%) ProjectWise
7 2 (0.088%) FastStats
7 2 (0.088%) SPSS
7 2 (0.088%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.088%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.044%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.044%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 71 (3.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 16 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
4 10 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.13%) SAP CCM
5 3 (0.13%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.13%) Primavera
6 2 (0.088%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.088%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.044%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 620 (27.17%) Office 365
2 213 (9.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (2.19%) IaaS
4 44 (1.93%) SaaS
5 43 (1.88%) Mimecast
6 41 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
7 29 (1.27%) Yammer
8 25 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
9 14 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
10 5 (0.22%) PaaS
10 5 (0.22%) OneDrive
11 4 (0.18%) Symantec.cloud
12 3 (0.13%) Sumo Logic
13 2 (0.088%) Google Analytics
13 2 (0.088%) SmartFocus
13 2 (0.088%) Google Apps
13 2 (0.088%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.088%) Amazon S3
14 1 (0.044%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 1 (0.044%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 464 (20.33%) Firewall
2 442 (19.37%) SAN
3 428 (18.76%) WAN
4 408 (17.88%) DNS
5 395 (17.31%) LAN
6 394 (17.27%) Unified Communications
7 285 (12.49%) TCP/IP
8 282 (12.36%) VoIP
9 281 (12.31%) DHCP
10 193 (8.46%) VPN
11 137 (6.00%) Cisco ASA
12 135 (5.92%) Internet
13 126 (5.52%) MPLS
14 116 (5.08%) PBX
15 107 (4.69%) Wireless
16 103 (4.51%) NAS
17 96 (4.21%) OSPF
18 94 (4.12%) BGP
19 90 (3.94%) iSCSI
20 71 (3.11%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 341 (14.94%) SQL Server
2 123 (5.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 65 (2.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 62 (2.72%) SQL Server 2005
5 16 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
6 13 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (0.44%) Redis
9 9 (0.39%) SQL Server 2000
9 9 (0.39%) MySQL
10 6 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (0.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (0.18%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.13%) Data Mining
13 3 (0.13%) Oracle Database 10g
13 3 (0.13%) Oracle9i Database
13 3 (0.13%) MS Access
13 3 (0.13%) Oracle Database 11g
14 2 (0.088%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (0.53%) Subversion
2 5 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (0.22%) Bugzilla
3 4 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.13%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.13%) JIRA
4 3 (0.13%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.088%) Redmine
6 1 (0.044%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.044%) Hudson
6 1 (0.044%) MSI
General
1 248 (10.87%) Finance
2 132 (5.78%) Telecoms
3 69 (3.02%) Retail
4 63 (2.76%) Law
5 60 (2.63%) Marketing
6 57 (2.50%) Back Office
7 54 (2.37%) Manufacturing
8 51 (2.23%) Advertising
9 48 (2.10%) Legal
10 47 (2.06%) Banking
11 21 (0.92%) Electronics
12 12 (0.53%) Financial Institution
12 12 (0.53%) Billing
13 9 (0.39%) Publishing
14 5 (0.22%) Investment Banking
15 3 (0.13%) Games
15 3 (0.13%) Multimedia
16 2 (0.088%) Front Office
16 2 (0.088%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.088%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 339 (14.86%) Consultant
2 295 (12.93%) Support Engineer
3 282 (12.36%) Analyst
4 242 (10.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 154 (6.75%) Architect
6 118 (5.17%) 3rd Line Support
7 102 (4.47%) Microsoft Consultant
8 85 (3.72%) Project Manager
9 83 (3.64%) Unified Communications Engineer
10 79 (3.46%) Support Analyst
11 75 (3.29%) Systems Engineer
12 74 (3.24%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 70 (3.07%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 67 (2.94%) 2nd Line Support
15 66 (2.89%) Network Engineer
16 64 (2.80%) Technical Consultant
17 62 (2.72%) IT Support
18 59 (2.59%) Administrator
18 59 (2.59%) Technical Support
19 55 (2.41%) Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (3.37%) .NET
2 43 (1.88%) Application Packaging
3 37 (1.62%) XMPP
4 31 (1.36%) Web Services
5 27 (1.18%) ASP.NET
6 20 (0.88%) COM
6 20 (0.88%) CGI
7 13 (0.57%) HTML
8 11 (0.48%) SAML
9 10 (0.44%) .NET Framework
10 9 (0.39%) MSMQ
11 8 (0.35%) ISPF
12 6 (0.26%) XML
12 6 (0.26%) Classic ASP
12 6 (0.26%) Middleware
12 6 (0.26%) WSH
13 5 (0.22%) Apache FOP
14 4 (0.18%) SAP Business Workflow
14 4 (0.18%) WAP
14 4 (0.18%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 214 (9.38%) Data Centre
2 172 (7.54%) Clustering
3 164 (7.19%) Blackberry
4 155 (6.79%) Video Conferencing
5 146 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
6 53 (2.32%) Management Information System
7 48 (2.10%) Replication
8 37 (1.62%) EqualLogic
9 23 (1.01%) iPhone
10 21 (0.92%) GIS
11 20 (0.88%) Client/Server
12 18 (0.79%) DTV
12 18 (0.79%) CLARiiON
12 18 (0.79%) CMDB
13 17 (0.74%) PKI
14 16 (0.70%) Computer Science
14 16 (0.70%) Thin Client
14 16 (0.70%) Fat Client
15 15 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
15 15 (0.66%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1377 (60.34%) Windows
2 622 (27.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 595 (26.07%) Windows Server 2012
4 342 (14.99%) Windows Server 2003
5 187 (8.19%) Windows 7
6 139 (6.09%) Linux
7 116 (5.08%) Windows 8
8 103 (4.51%) Windows XP
9 55 (2.41%) UNIX
9 55 (2.41%) Android
10 38 (1.67%) Apple iOS
11 27 (1.18%) CentOS
12 20 (0.88%) Mac OS X
13 16 (0.70%) Windows Mobile
14 15 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 12 (0.53%) Mac OS
15 12 (0.53%) Windows 2000
16 11 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
17 9 (0.39%) Windows Vista
17 9 (0.39%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 621 (27.21%) ITIL
2 276 (12.09%) Migration
3 173 (7.58%) Disaster Recovery
4 151 (6.62%) Project Management
5 139 (6.09%) CRM
6 126 (5.52%) Service Delivery
7 118 (5.17%) Mentoring
8 117 (5.13%) Change Management
9 106 (4.65%) PRINCE2
10 89 (3.90%) Service Management
11 72 (3.16%) Business Continuity
12 68 (2.98%) Network Design
13 66 (2.89%) Load Balancing
14 65 (2.85%) Problem Management
14 65 (2.85%) High Availability
15 58 (2.54%) ITSM
16 56 (2.45%) Root Cause Analysis
17 55 (2.41%) Mobile Device Management
18 54 (2.37%) Incident Management
19 49 (2.15%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 298 (13.06%) SQL
2 248 (10.87%) PowerShell
3 38 (1.67%) VBScript
4 31 (1.36%) C#
5 17 (0.74%) C
6 15 (0.66%) VB
7 9 (0.39%) Python
8 8 (0.35%) T-SQL
8 8 (0.35%) Perl
9 6 (0.26%) C++
9 6 (0.26%) Shell Script
9 6 (0.26%) Bash Shell
10 5 (0.22%) R
11 4 (0.18%) Ruby
11 4 (0.18%) VBA
11 4 (0.18%) Java
11 4 (0.18%) JavaScript
12 3 (0.13%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.13%) Prolog
13 2 (0.088%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 596 (26.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 416 (18.23%) MCSE
3 344 (15.07%) Cisco Certification
4 236 (10.34%) MCITP
5 208 (9.11%) CCNA
6 195 (8.55%) CCNP
7 184 (8.06%) Security Cleared
8 179 (7.84%) MCSA
9 174 (7.62%) SC Cleared
10 150 (6.57%) Degree
11 138 (6.05%) MCTS
12 120 (5.26%) MCP
13 84 (3.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 61 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
15 43 (1.88%) CCDP
16 31 (1.36%) CCA
16 31 (1.36%) Citrix Certification
16 31 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 16 (0.70%) CCIE
17 16 (0.70%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 218 (9.55%) SLA
2 35 (1.53%) ISO 9001
3 27 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.44%) ISO 9000
5 8 (0.35%) QA
6 5 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.13%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.088%) PMBOK
System Software
1 1189 (52.10%) Active Directory
2 529 (23.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 417 (18.27%) Hyper-V
4 213 (9.33%) vSphere
5 182 (7.98%) XenApp
6 114 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
7 109 (4.78%) XenDesktop
8 71 (3.11%) VMware ESX
9 61 (2.67%) XenServer
10 45 (1.97%) Microsoft App-V
11 42 (1.84%) Forefront TMG
12 35 (1.53%) ISA Server
13 32 (1.40%) Terminal Services
14 30 (1.31%) UAG
15 21 (0.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 21 (0.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 17 (0.74%) Xen
17 16 (0.70%) VMware Server
18 10 (0.44%) vCloud
19 9 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 511 (22.39%) SCCM
2 311 (13.63%) SCOM
3 69 (3.02%) Backup Exec
4 66 (2.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 60 (2.63%) Cisco CUCM
5 60 (2.63%) WSUS
6 51 (2.23%) SCVMM
6 51 (2.23%) AirWatch
7 36 (1.58%) NetBackup
8 32 (1.40%) Windows Intune
9 27 (1.18%) ARCserve
10 26 (1.14%) FortiGate
10 26 (1.14%) vMotion
11 25 (1.10%) Nagios
12 22 (0.96%) Opsview
13 21 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
14 19 (0.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 19 (0.83%) SCSM
15 15 (0.66%) Cisco UCCX
16 13 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1617 (70.86%) Microsoft
2 773 (33.87%) VMware
3 754 (33.04%) Cisco
4 453 (19.85%) Citrix
5 326 (14.29%) HP
6 220 (9.64%) Dell
7 216 (9.47%) Avaya
8 160 (7.01%) Symantec
9 157 (6.88%) EMC
10 104 (4.56%) NetApp
11 102 (4.47%) Mitel
12 97 (4.25%) Veeam
13 94 (4.12%) CheckPoint
14 86 (3.77%) Juniper
15 85 (3.72%) Polycom
16 81 (3.55%) IBM
17 75 (3.29%) F5
18 58 (2.54%) Remedy
19 54 (2.37%) 3PAR
20 52 (2.28%) MobileIron
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £37000 per annum + 10% On call + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Transport For London (TFL)
Salary: £42,000 - £58,000 per year
Posted: 12 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Connectus
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Cititec
Salary: £55k - 65k per year + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Frontline Consultancy
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Symantec
Salary: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
South West London
Square One Resources
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Symantec
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Wales
Velindre
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
West London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Salary: £0.00 - £42000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £24,000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits & Working Environment
Posted: 20 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Helath Pensionm etc
Posted: 20 hours ago
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Strong benefits package
Posted: 20 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
AWD Recruitment
Salary: £45,000 - £55,000 + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Wimborne, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Picture More Ltd
Salary: market rates + benefits
Posted: Yesterday