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

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 260 341 403
Rank change year-on-year
+81 +62
Permanent jobs citing Lync 1179 821 662
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.12% 0.79% 0.60%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.28% 3.76% 2.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1030 706 550
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 £29,800 £30,100 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £47,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +9.19%

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
22332 21859 22938
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 21.18% 21.03% 20.69%
Number of salaries quoted 19011 17920 19871
Average salary £43,561 £42,800 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.77% +0.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £63,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 January 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 January 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 +74 1123 £45,000 -10.00% 164
London +80 482 £50,000 -4.76% 62
South East +11 262 £42,500 -10.52% 48
City of London -3 103 £51,500 -1.90% 20
Berkshire -6 75 £43,000 -18.09% 20
South West +22 72 £40,000 -20.00% 10
Hampshire +37 68 £54,000 +23.42% 12
Yorkshire -4 68 £37,000 -15.42% 12
East Midlands +26 58 £30,000 -40.00% 3
East of England +13 56 £47,500 +11.76% 5
West Yorkshire -13 49 £37,250 -12.35% 9
Surrey -12 41 £35,000 +12.90% 6
North West -18 38 £35,000 -30.00% 11
North East +26 36 £32,500 -18.75% 1
Tyne and Wear +12 34 £32,500 -18.75% 1
Nottinghamshire +34 33 £23,500 -53.00% 1
West Midlands -9 33 £50,000 +5.26% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne +17 32 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Buckinghamshire +11 27 £42,500 -5.55% 4
Hertfordshire +2 27 £47,500 -3.06% 1
Manchester -22 27 £35,000 -36.36% 8
Birmingham -8 25 £52,500 +5.00% 4
Milton Keynes +12 24 £42,500 -15.00% 3
Dorset -5 24 £50,000 - 1
Leeds -24 24 £50,000 +17.64% 2
Croydon +28 23 £24,000 -49.47%
Nottingham +23 22 £24,000 -52.00% 1
Slough +12 22 £65,000 +62.50%
Reading -23 22 £47,500 -13.63% 7
Poole -2 20 £50,000 - 1

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 1663 (76.08%) Microsoft
2 1375 (62.90%) Windows
3 1219 (55.76%) Active Directory
4 1178 (53.89%) MS Exchange
5 713 (32.62%) VMware
6 712 (32.57%) Cisco
7 698 (31.93%) SharePoint
8 659 (30.15%) MS Excel
9 648 (29.64%) Microsoft Certification
10 633 (28.96%) Exchange Server 2010
11 604 (27.63%) Windows Server 2008
12 582 (26.62%) ITIL
13 516 (23.60%) Office 365
14 508 (23.24%) Windows Server 2012
15 506 (23.15%) VMware Infrastructure
16 463 (21.18%) Citrix
17 460 (21.04%) MCSE
18 446 (20.40%) Exchange Server 2013
19 411 (18.80%) Firewall
20 401 (18.34%) MS Office
21 390 (17.84%) SCCM
22 387 (17.70%) DNS
23 384 (17.57%) Hyper-V
24 361 (16.51%) SAN
25 337 (15.42%) Windows Server 2003
26 329 (15.05%) Unified Communications
27 306 (14.00%) WAN
28 304 (13.91%) Cisco Certification
29 298 (13.63%) SQL Server
30 295 (13.49%) HP

Lync
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 1178 (53.89%) MS Exchange
2 698 (31.93%) SharePoint
3 633 (28.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 446 (20.40%) Exchange Server 2013
5 262 (11.99%) Exchange Server 2007
6 181 (8.28%) IIS
7 169 (7.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 169 (7.73%) Office Communications Server
8 134 (6.13%) Exchange Server 2003
9 133 (6.08%) SharePoint 2013
10 96 (4.39%) SharePoint 2010
11 47 (2.15%) Apache
12 43 (1.97%) SharePoint Server
13 34 (1.56%) Lotus Domino
14 32 (1.46%) Tomcat
14 32 (1.46%) IBM Notes
15 15 (0.69%) Moodle
16 11 (0.50%) nginx
17 10 (0.46%) Jetty
17 10 (0.46%) WorkSite
Applications
1 659 (30.15%) MS Excel
2 401 (18.34%) MS Office
3 37 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 27 (1.24%) MS Project
5 17 (0.78%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.41%) Adobe Captivate
7 5 (0.23%) FastStats
7 5 (0.23%) SPSS
8 2 (0.091%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.091%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.091%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.046%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.046%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.046%) Revit
Business Applications
1 75 (3.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 10 (0.46%) Agresso
3 10 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.23%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.14%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 2 (0.091%) Tridion
8 1 (0.046%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 516 (23.60%) Office 365
2 168 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (2.79%) IaaS
4 27 (1.24%) SaaS
5 24 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (0.55%) PaaS
7 5 (0.23%) Google Apps
8 2 (0.091%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (0.091%) Sumo Logic
9 1 (0.046%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 411 (18.80%) Firewall
2 387 (17.70%) DNS
3 361 (16.51%) SAN
4 329 (15.05%) Unified Communications
5 306 (14.00%) WAN
6 292 (13.36%) LAN
7 247 (11.30%) DHCP
8 234 (10.70%) TCP/IP
9 230 (10.52%) VoIP
10 193 (8.83%) VPN
11 156 (7.14%) Internet
12 141 (6.45%) Wireless
13 105 (4.80%) MPLS
14 92 (4.21%) Cisco ASA
15 85 (3.89%) NAS
16 83 (3.80%) OSPF
17 82 (3.75%) BGP
18 66 (3.02%) PBX
19 59 (2.70%) WLAN
20 58 (2.65%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 298 (13.63%) SQL Server
2 92 (4.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 46 (2.10%) SQL Server 2005
4 44 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
5 22 (1.01%) SQL Server 2000
6 20 (0.91%) MySQL
7 10 (0.46%) Hadoop
8 9 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.18%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.14%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.091%) EDMS
11 2 (0.091%) MS Access
12 1 (0.046%) DTS
12 1 (0.046%) Crystal Reports
12 1 (0.046%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.046%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 1 (0.046%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.046%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (0.27%) AdminStudio
2 4 (0.18%) JIRA
2 4 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.091%) LabVIEW
3 2 (0.091%) Bugzilla
3 2 (0.091%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.091%) Rational Rose
3 2 (0.091%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.046%) MSI
4 1 (0.046%) Visual Studio
General
1 189 (8.65%) Finance
2 136 (6.22%) Telecoms
3 60 (2.74%) Law
4 53 (2.42%) Marketing
5 47 (2.15%) Back Office
6 36 (1.65%) Manufacturing
7 35 (1.60%) Legal
8 33 (1.51%) Retail
9 31 (1.42%) Banking
10 23 (1.05%) Advertising
10 23 (1.05%) Publishing
11 19 (0.87%) Electronics
12 10 (0.46%) Games
13 8 (0.37%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.23%) Billing
16 2 (0.091%) Investment Banking
16 2 (0.091%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.091%) Automotive
17 1 (0.046%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 395 (18.07%) Consultant
2 296 (13.54%) Analyst
3 257 (11.76%) Support Engineer
4 171 (7.82%) Architect
5 151 (6.91%) 3rd Line Support
6 150 (6.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 106 (4.85%) Microsoft Consultant
8 104 (4.76%) Support Analyst
9 98 (4.48%) Project Manager
10 75 (3.43%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 74 (3.39%) Messaging Engineer
12 71 (3.25%) IT Support
13 70 (3.20%) Team Leader
14 68 (3.11%) Infrastructure Consultant
15 67 (3.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 67 (3.06%) Administrator
16 63 (2.88%) Service Analyst
16 63 (2.88%) Network Engineer
17 62 (2.84%) Service Desk Analyst
18 59 (2.70%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (2.20%) .NET
2 46 (2.10%) XMPP
2 46 (2.10%) Application Packaging
3 16 (0.73%) ASP.NET
3 16 (0.73%) Web Services
4 14 (0.64%) HTML
5 12 (0.55%) MSMQ
6 9 (0.41%) COM
6 9 (0.41%) CSS
7 7 (0.32%) SAML
8 6 (0.27%) CGI
8 6 (0.27%) X-Windows
8 6 (0.27%) XML
8 6 (0.27%) Software Packaging
8 6 (0.27%) jQuery
9 5 (0.23%) .NET Framework
10 4 (0.18%) Middleware
10 4 (0.18%) SAP Business Workflow
11 3 (0.14%) WCF
12 2 (0.091%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 221 (10.11%) Blackberry
2 159 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
3 127 (5.81%) Video Conferencing
4 101 (4.62%) Clustering
5 55 (2.52%) Replication
6 46 (2.10%) Management Information System
7 28 (1.28%) Thin Client
7 28 (1.28%) Fat Client
8 27 (1.24%) Computer Science
9 22 (1.01%) CMDB
10 20 (0.91%) Statistics
11 19 (0.87%) Mathematics
12 16 (0.73%) DTV
12 16 (0.73%) EqualLogic
13 13 (0.59%) iPhone
13 13 (0.59%) Performance Metrics
13 13 (0.59%) VLE
14 12 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
15 11 (0.50%) Hedge funds
15 11 (0.50%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 1375 (62.90%) Windows
2 604 (27.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 508 (23.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 337 (15.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 265 (12.12%) Windows 7
6 150 (6.86%) Linux
7 142 (6.50%) Windows 8
8 129 (5.90%) Windows XP
9 70 (3.20%) UNIX
10 33 (1.51%) Android
11 32 (1.46%) Mac OS X
12 30 (1.37%) CentOS
13 22 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 21 (0.96%) Apple iOS
15 20 (0.91%) Windows Mobile
16 19 (0.87%) Solaris
17 13 (0.59%) Ubuntu
17 13 (0.59%) Windows Phone
18 12 (0.55%) Windows 2000 Server
19 8 (0.37%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 582 (26.62%) ITIL
2 231 (10.57%) Migration
3 202 (9.24%) Project Management
4 135 (6.18%) CRM
5 133 (6.08%) Service Delivery
6 114 (5.22%) Mentoring
7 108 (4.94%) Change Management
8 92 (4.21%) Disaster Recovery
9 91 (4.16%) PRINCE2
10 87 (3.98%) Service Management
11 62 (2.84%) Root Cause Analysis
12 49 (2.24%) Change Control
13 48 (2.20%) Continuous Improvement
14 47 (2.15%) Agile Software Development
15 45 (2.06%) Coaching
15 45 (2.06%) Kalman Filter
16 42 (1.92%) ITIL V3
16 42 (1.92%) Mobile Device Management
17 41 (1.88%) Performance Tuning
17 41 (1.88%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 260 (11.89%) SQL
2 244 (11.16%) PowerShell
3 22 (1.01%) VBScript
4 16 (0.73%) Java
5 15 (0.69%) Python
6 14 (0.64%) C#
7 13 (0.59%) T-SQL
8 12 (0.55%) C
8 12 (0.55%) Ruby
8 12 (0.55%) VB
9 11 (0.50%) JavaScript
9 11 (0.50%) Perl
10 6 (0.27%) C++
10 6 (0.27%) Shell Script
11 5 (0.23%) R
12 3 (0.14%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.14%) PHP
13 2 (0.091%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.046%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.046%) VBA
Qualifications
1 648 (29.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 460 (21.04%) MCSE
3 304 (13.91%) Cisco Certification
4 272 (12.44%) MCITP
5 202 (9.24%) MCSA
5 202 (9.24%) CCNA
6 174 (7.96%) Security Cleared
7 160 (7.32%) SC Cleared
8 154 (7.04%) MCTS
9 151 (6.91%) CCNP
10 147 (6.72%) Degree
11 133 (6.08%) MCP
12 101 (4.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 63 (2.88%) CCA
13 63 (2.88%) Citrix Certification
14 51 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
15 48 (2.20%) CCEE
16 33 (1.51%) CCVP
17 29 (1.33%) CCEA
18 25 (1.14%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 199 (9.10%) SLA
2 25 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (0.64%) QA
4 12 (0.55%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 3 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.14%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.046%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.046%) BS7799
System Software
1 1219 (55.76%) Active Directory
2 506 (23.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 384 (17.57%) Hyper-V
4 218 (9.97%) vSphere
5 157 (7.18%) XenApp
6 126 (5.76%) VMware ESXi
7 110 (5.03%) XenDesktop
8 73 (3.34%) VMware ESX
9 48 (2.20%) UAG
10 46 (2.10%) Forefront TMG
11 37 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
12 35 (1.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 34 (1.56%) XenServer
14 28 (1.28%) Terminal Services
15 21 (0.96%) ISA Server
15 21 (0.96%) VMware Server
16 15 (0.69%) Firmware
17 10 (0.46%) vCloud
18 9 (0.41%) KVM
19 8 (0.37%) NFS
Systems Management
1 390 (17.84%) SCCM
2 279 (12.76%) SCOM
3 69 (3.16%) Backup Exec
3 69 (3.16%) Cisco CUCM
4 55 (2.52%) WSUS
5 49 (2.24%) NetBackup
6 48 (2.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 34 (1.56%) SCVMM
8 33 (1.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 31 (1.42%) Nagios
10 30 (1.37%) SCDPM
11 28 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
12 24 (1.10%) Windows Intune
12 24 (1.10%) FortiGate
13 20 (0.91%) Opsview
13 20 (0.91%) Cisco UCCX
14 16 (0.73%) ARCserve
15 13 (0.59%) MIIS
15 13 (0.59%) SCOrch
16 12 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1663 (76.08%) Microsoft
2 713 (32.62%) VMware
3 712 (32.57%) Cisco
4 463 (21.18%) Citrix
5 295 (13.49%) HP
6 182 (8.33%) Dell
7 179 (8.19%) EMC
8 158 (7.23%) Symantec
9 155 (7.09%) Avaya
10 116 (5.31%) Juniper
10 116 (5.31%) NetApp
11 110 (5.03%) CheckPoint
12 83 (3.80%) Polycom
13 82 (3.75%) Mitel
14 75 (3.43%) IBM
15 71 (3.25%) F5
16 69 (3.16%) Veeam
17 66 (3.02%) Apple
18 57 (2.61%) Remedy
19 56 (2.56%) LANDesk
City, London
Eames Consulting
Salary: From £55,000 to £75,000 per annum £60 to £70k + Bonus, Car Allowance,
Posted: 34 minutes ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + £6,300 Car + 15% Bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Stanford Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + bonus + extensive bens!
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Connectus
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £37000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wales
CGI
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
CGI
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: Car Allow/Medical/Pension/37 Hols
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: Car Allow/Medical/Pension/37 Hols
Posted: 2 days ago
London
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: Car Allow/Medical/Pension/37 Hols
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits/Car
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits/Car
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
FT Select
Salary: From £33,000 to £38,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago