The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 327 388 611
Rank change year-on-year
+61 +223
Permanent jobs citing Lync 997 695 311
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.81% 0.61% 0.25%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.92% 2.96% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 863 590 244
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £46,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year
-8.60% +6.89%
Application Platforms Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
25419 23481 25108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 20.71% 20.77% 19.97%
Number of salaries quoted 20888 19775 21875
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 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

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 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +66 928 £45,000 -10.00% 141
London +37 345 £47,500 -13.63% 43
South East +83 278 £45,000 -1.09% 35
City of London +58 114 £50,000 -13.04% 14
Berkshire +58 100 £52,500 - 10
Yorkshire -24 80 £42,500 -5.55% 4
West Yorkshire -18 62 £42,500 - 3
Reading +37 61 £55,000 +2.32% 2
East of England +1 59 £47,500 +15.15% 6
Leeds -8 54 £42,500 +21.42% 2
Surrey -10 49 £38,500 -23.00% 8
Buckinghamshire +28 46 £43,250 -6.98% 7
East Midlands +6 46 £42,500 +1.19% 11
North West -12 46 £36,500 -23.15% 15
West Midlands -11 44 £47,500 -13.63% 6
Hampshire +27 42 £41,500 -7.77% 7
Nottinghamshire +22 33 £42,500 -30.61% 7
Manchester -3 32 £40,000 -5.88% 10
Milton Keynes +31 30 £42,500 -8.60% 5
Hertfordshire +22 29 £50,500 +18.82% 5
South West +18 27 £37,500 +25.00% 17
Birmingham +9 25 £52,500 +7.69% 3
Wales +24 24 £36,000 -0.68% 4
Watford +1 23 £50,500 +1.00% 3
Scotland 0 23 £48,750 +14.70% 3
South Wales +18 22 £36,000 +10.76% 4
Cambridgeshire +9 20 £35,000 -26.31%
Cambridge +25 16 £35,000 -22.22%
Nottingham +15 16 £42,500 -30.61% 3
West Sussex +11 16 £37,500 -6.25% 1

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 1426 (79.05%) Microsoft
2 991 (54.93%) Windows
3 960 (53.22%) MS Exchange
4 903 (50.06%) Active Directory
5 626 (34.70%) MS Excel
6 591 (32.76%) SharePoint
7 583 (32.32%) Exchange Server 2010
8 545 (30.21%) Cisco
9 538 (29.82%) VMware
10 528 (29.27%) Microsoft Certification
11 505 (27.99%) Windows Server 2008
12 396 (21.95%) MCSE
13 389 (21.56%) Citrix
14 382 (21.18%) Unified Communications
15 372 (20.62%) Exchange Server 2013
16 367 (20.34%) VMware Infrastructure
17 357 (19.79%) Hyper-V
18 332 (18.40%) ITIL
19 319 (17.68%) Windows Server 2012
20 315 (17.46%) Office 365
20 315 (17.46%) DNS
21 314 (17.41%) Windows Server 2003
22 289 (16.02%) Firewall
23 271 (15.02%) SQL Server
24 264 (14.63%) SAN
25 263 (14.58%) Exchange Server 2007
26 261 (14.47%) MCITP
26 261 (14.47%) SCCM
27 248 (13.75%) Blackberry
28 243 (13.47%) SQL

Lync
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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
1 960 (53.22%) MS Exchange
2 591 (32.76%) SharePoint
3 583 (32.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 372 (20.62%) Exchange Server 2013
5 263 (14.58%) Exchange Server 2007
6 174 (9.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 169 (9.37%) Exchange Server 2003
8 161 (8.92%) Office Communications Server
9 113 (6.26%) SharePoint 2013
10 103 (5.71%) IIS
11 88 (4.88%) SharePoint 2010
12 61 (3.38%) Lotus Domino
12 61 (3.38%) SharePoint Server
13 41 (2.27%) IBM Notes
14 24 (1.33%) SharePoint Foundation
15 21 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
16 19 (1.05%) SAS
17 14 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2000
18 13 (0.72%) Moodle
19 11 (0.61%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 626 (34.70%) MS Excel
2 216 (11.97%) MS Office
3 43 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (1.11%) InfoPath
4 20 (1.11%) PowerPivot
5 11 (0.61%) MS Project
6 9 (0.50%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.28%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.17%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 76 (4.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
2 10 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.28%) Summit
3 5 (0.28%) Eikon
4 4 (0.22%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.11%) Misys Midas
6 1 (0.055%) Line 500
6 1 (0.055%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.055%) SalesLogix
6 1 (0.055%) INSURE/90
Cloud Services
1 315 (17.46%) Office 365
2 50 (2.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
4 22 (1.22%) SaaS
5 6 (0.33%) PaaS
6 5 (0.28%) IaaS
7 2 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 382 (21.18%) Unified Communications
2 315 (17.46%) DNS
3 289 (16.02%) Firewall
4 264 (14.63%) SAN
5 192 (10.64%) VPN
6 185 (10.25%) DHCP
7 181 (10.03%) VoIP
8 172 (9.53%) LAN
9 156 (8.65%) WAN
10 133 (7.37%) TCP/IP
11 96 (5.32%) Wireless
12 83 (4.60%) SMTP
13 78 (4.32%) Cisco ASA
14 77 (4.27%) PBX
15 76 (4.21%) MPLS
16 75 (4.16%) NAS
17 61 (3.38%) Internet
18 47 (2.61%) VLAN
19 43 (2.38%) IP Telephony
20 40 (2.22%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 271 (15.02%) SQL Server
2 60 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 31 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
4 27 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (0.55%) Relational Database
7 8 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (0.44%) MySQL
8 4 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.22%) DTS
8 4 (0.22%) EDMS
8 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (0.17%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.055%) OLAP
11 1 (0.055%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.055%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.055%) NonStop SQL
11 1 (0.055%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 17 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (0.67%) Visual Studio
3 7 (0.39%) JIRA
4 3 (0.17%) MSI
5 1 (0.055%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 220 (12.20%) Finance
2 155 (8.59%) Telecoms
3 45 (2.49%) Legal
4 44 (2.44%) Law
5 41 (2.27%) Banking
6 32 (1.77%) Marketing
7 24 (1.33%) Investment Banking
7 24 (1.33%) Financial Institution
8 23 (1.27%) Billing
9 22 (1.22%) Retail
10 17 (0.94%) Advertising
11 14 (0.78%) Manufacturing
12 12 (0.67%) Games
13 11 (0.61%) Back Office
13 11 (0.61%) German Language
14 8 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (0.44%) Publishing
15 4 (0.22%) French Language
16 2 (0.11%) Local Government
16 2 (0.11%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 368 (20.40%) Consultant
2 215 (11.92%) Analyst
3 138 (7.65%) Architect
4 111 (6.15%) Administrator
5 110 (6.10%) Support Engineer
6 102 (5.65%) Microsoft Consultant
7 96 (5.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 88 (4.88%) Technical Consultant
9 83 (4.60%) 3rd Line Support
10 73 (4.05%) Network Engineer
11 62 (3.44%) Messaging Engineer
12 60 (3.33%) Project Manager
12 60 (3.33%) Support Analyst
12 60 (3.33%) Technical Specialist
13 53 (2.94%) Solutions Architect
14 51 (2.83%) Systems Engineer
15 50 (2.77%) Systems Administrator
16 46 (2.55%) Team Leader
17 44 (2.44%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 44 (2.44%) Messaging Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (3.33%) .NET
2 36 (2.00%) XMPP
3 21 (1.16%) Web Services
4 19 (1.05%) Application Packaging
5 16 (0.89%) ASP.NET
5 16 (0.89%) WCF
6 12 (0.67%) XML
7 9 (0.50%) SOAP
7 9 (0.50%) COM
7 9 (0.50%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 9 (0.50%) jQuery
7 9 (0.50%) RESTful
8 8 (0.44%) .NET Framework
9 6 (0.33%) CSS
9 6 (0.33%) LINQ
10 4 (0.22%) Middleware
10 4 (0.22%) CAML
10 4 (0.22%) OAuth
10 4 (0.22%) CGI
11 3 (0.17%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 248 (13.75%) Blackberry
2 90 (4.99%) Video Conferencing
3 74 (4.10%) Clustering
4 27 (1.50%) Management Information System
5 26 (1.44%) iPad
6 25 (1.39%) Replication
7 24 (1.33%) PKI
8 20 (1.11%) Firmware
9 18 (1.00%) iPhone
10 16 (0.89%) Open Source
11 15 (0.83%) EqualLogic
12 14 (0.78%) Statistics
13 13 (0.72%) Computer Science
13 13 (0.72%) Client/Server
14 12 (0.67%) Thin Client
14 12 (0.67%) PMI
14 12 (0.67%) Fat Client
15 11 (0.61%) PDA
15 11 (0.61%) Enterprise Storage
16 9 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 991 (54.93%) Windows
2 505 (27.99%) Windows Server 2008
3 319 (17.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 314 (17.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 192 (10.64%) Windows 7
6 110 (6.10%) Windows 8
7 80 (4.43%) Windows XP
8 70 (3.88%) Linux
9 27 (1.50%) UNIX
10 22 (1.22%) Android
11 17 (0.94%) Windows Phone
11 17 (0.94%) Windows Vista
12 15 (0.83%) Mac OS
13 14 (0.78%) Windows 2000
14 13 (0.72%) Solaris
15 12 (0.67%) Mac OS X
15 12 (0.67%) Windows 2000 Server
16 11 (0.61%) HPUX
17 9 (0.50%) AIX
17 9 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 332 (18.40%) ITIL
2 240 (13.30%) Migration
3 170 (9.42%) Project Management
4 107 (5.93%) Service Delivery
5 103 (5.71%) CRM
6 93 (5.16%) Change Management
7 85 (4.71%) Disaster Recovery
8 78 (4.32%) PRINCE2
9 53 (2.94%) Problem Management
10 46 (2.55%) Mobile Device Management
11 44 (2.44%) Load Balancing
12 43 (2.38%) Change Control
13 40 (2.22%) Incident Management
14 37 (2.05%) Business Intelligence
15 35 (1.94%) Service Management
15 35 (1.94%) Network Monitoring
16 33 (1.83%) Network Management
16 33 (1.83%) Business Development
17 32 (1.77%) Time Management
18 28 (1.55%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 243 (13.47%) SQL
2 217 (12.03%) PowerShell
3 30 (1.66%) VBScript
3 30 (1.66%) VB
4 20 (1.11%) C
5 18 (1.00%) C#
6 11 (0.61%) JavaScript
7 9 (0.50%) Delphi
7 9 (0.50%) Bash Shell
8 8 (0.44%) Java
9 7 (0.39%) PHP
9 7 (0.39%) Shell Script
9 7 (0.39%) LotusScript
10 6 (0.33%) Perl
11 5 (0.28%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.22%) Python
13 2 (0.11%) C++
14 1 (0.055%) Lingo
14 1 (0.055%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
Qualifications
1 528 (29.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 396 (21.95%) MCSE
3 261 (14.47%) MCITP
4 233 (12.92%) Cisco Certification
5 162 (8.98%) CCNA
6 136 (7.54%) Degree
7 125 (6.93%) CCNP
8 119 (6.60%) MCSA
9 108 (5.99%) MCTS
9 108 (5.99%) Security Cleared
10 101 (5.60%) MCP
11 88 (4.88%) SC Cleared
12 50 (2.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 40 (2.22%) CCIE
14 28 (1.55%) Citrix Certification
15 24 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
15 24 (1.33%) CCEE
16 23 (1.27%) NCIE
17 22 (1.22%) CCDA
17 22 (1.22%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (7.21%) SLA
2 24 (1.33%) ISO 9001
3 17 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.78%) QA
5 7 (0.39%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 7 (0.39%) GAMP
5 7 (0.39%) GCP
5 7 (0.39%) GMP
6 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.055%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.055%) GxP
7 1 (0.055%) BS7799
System Software
1 903 (50.06%) Active Directory
2 367 (20.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 357 (19.79%) Hyper-V
4 141 (7.82%) XenApp
5 111 (6.15%) XenDesktop
6 106 (5.88%) vSphere
7 67 (3.71%) UAG
8 58 (3.22%) Microsoft App-V
9 55 (3.05%) VMware ESX
10 53 (2.94%) XenServer
11 52 (2.88%) VMware ESXi
12 44 (2.44%) Forefront TMG
13 28 (1.55%) ISA Server
14 26 (1.44%) Terminal Services
15 17 (0.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 14 (0.78%) Xen
16 14 (0.78%) VMware Server
17 13 (0.72%) Terminal Server
18 9 (0.50%) IAG
19 7 (0.39%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 261 (14.47%) SCCM
2 219 (12.14%) SCOM
3 95 (5.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 55 (3.05%) WSUS
5 49 (2.72%) Backup Exec
6 18 (1.00%) Cisco CUCM
7 17 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
8 15 (0.83%) SCOrch
9 14 (0.78%) SCDPM
10 13 (0.72%) SCVMM
10 13 (0.72%) NetBackup
11 12 (0.67%) MAILsweeper
11 12 (0.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 11 (0.61%) Nagios
13 9 (0.50%) OpenView
13 9 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 9 (0.50%) Cacti
14 7 (0.39%) WhatsUp Gold
14 7 (0.39%) CiscoWorks
14 7 (0.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 1426 (79.05%) Microsoft
2 545 (30.21%) Cisco
3 538 (29.82%) VMware
4 389 (21.56%) Citrix
5 228 (12.64%) HP
6 146 (8.09%) Symantec
7 114 (6.32%) NetApp
8 104 (5.76%) Avaya
9 102 (5.65%) Dell
10 89 (4.93%) Juniper
11 87 (4.82%) Lotus
12 84 (4.66%) CheckPoint
13 73 (4.05%) EMC
13 73 (4.05%) Mitel
14 64 (3.55%) F5
15 54 (2.99%) IronPort
16 47 (2.61%) Apple
17 44 (2.44%) Polycom
18 36 (2.00%) SolarWinds
19 35 (1.94%) Aruba
Leicester, Leicestershire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £27,000 to £34,000 per annum + car/allowance + bens
Posted: 9 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Firway Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + car/allowance + bens
Posted: 9 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Firway Consulting
Salary: From £42,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
West London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £45000 to £55000 per annum - Bonus and excellent benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Essex
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Streamline Connections
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + Bonus,Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Nottinghamshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Vertical IT
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits/bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Streamline Connections
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £45000 to £58000 per annum - pension,healthcare,season ticket loan, o
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
Resource Management
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £47000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Blue Personnel
Salary: From £45,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £22,000 to £27,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago