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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 330 303 339
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +36
Permanent jobs citing Lync 956 1091 822
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.88% 0.91% 0.75%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.22% 4.30% 3.65%
Number of salaries quoted 767 940 670
Average salary £42,500 £47,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.57% -14.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -5.26%

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
22679 25390 22537
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 20.77% 21.18% 20.60%
Number of salaries quoted 18883 21213 19121
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 £69,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 2 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 2 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 -2 919 £42,500 -10.52% 133
London -12 327 £50,000 - 49
South East +13 271 £40,000 -5.88% 39
City of London +19 90 £52,500 - 19
East of England +30 82 £40,000 -20.39% 9
Yorkshire -8 80 £37,500 -16.66% 7
West Yorkshire 0 69 £37,500 -21.05% 4
Berkshire -5 68 £39,250 -17.36% 18
Leeds +8 61 £40,000 -15.78% 3
Hampshire +18 59 £38,500 -8.33% 11
South West -10 51 £40,000 -5.88% 11
Surrey -17 51 £37,500 -2.59% 3
West Sussex +29 38 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Cambridgeshire +47 34 £40,000 -38.46% 3
Hertfordshire -31 34 £42,500 -15.42% 3
North West -45 33 £37,500 -11.76% 11
West Midlands -37 32 £61,250 +36.11% 2
East Midlands +2 29 £32,500 -23.52%
Manchester -13 27 £36,500 -21.50% 8
Birmingham -21 27 £62,500 +16.27% 2
Bracknell - 24 £55,000 -
Dorset +22 21 £45,000 +20.00% 7
Southampton +11 21 £37,500 -11.76% 3
Reading -6 21 £35,500 -25.26% 3
Bristol -21 19 £40,000 -23.80% 1
Buckinghamshire -35 19 £26,000 -44.68% 1
Oxfordshire +27 18 £64,000 +36.17%
Egham - 18 £37,500 - 1
Kent +18 17 £35,000 +1.44% 2
Crawley +17 17 £42,500 +3.03%

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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 1533 (69.94%) Microsoft
2 1344 (61.31%) Windows
3 1121 (51.14%) Active Directory
4 1085 (49.50%) MS Exchange
5 780 (35.58%) VMware
6 707 (32.25%) Cisco
7 639 (29.15%) Exchange Server 2010
8 602 (27.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 595 (27.14%) Windows Server 2008
10 572 (26.09%) MS Excel
11 566 (25.82%) ITIL
12 565 (25.78%) Office 365
13 548 (25.00%) SharePoint
14 542 (24.73%) Microsoft Certification
15 538 (24.54%) VMware Infrastructure
16 522 (23.81%) SCCM
17 496 (22.63%) Exchange Server 2013
18 451 (20.57%) Firewall
19 436 (19.89%) Citrix
20 425 (19.39%) DNS
21 421 (19.21%) SAN
21 421 (19.21%) Hyper-V
22 417 (19.02%) WAN
23 401 (18.29%) LAN
24 372 (16.97%) Unified Communications
25 368 (16.79%) MCSE
26 355 (16.20%) SQL Server
27 328 (14.96%) SQL
28 315 (14.37%) Windows Server 2003
29 313 (14.28%) Cisco Certification

Lync
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 1085 (49.50%) MS Exchange
2 639 (29.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 548 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 496 (22.63%) Exchange Server 2013
5 284 (12.96%) Exchange Server 2007
6 190 (8.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 168 (7.66%) IIS
8 131 (5.98%) SharePoint 2013
9 124 (5.66%) Office Communications Server
10 98 (4.47%) Exchange Server 2003
11 92 (4.20%) SharePoint 2010
12 30 (1.37%) IBM Notes
13 21 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
14 20 (0.91%) SharePoint Server
15 13 (0.59%) Apache
16 10 (0.46%) CMS
17 8 (0.36%) Lotus Domino
17 8 (0.36%) WorkSite
18 6 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2000
19 5 (0.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 572 (26.09%) MS Excel
2 306 (13.96%) MS Office
3 24 (1.09%) MS Project
4 18 (0.82%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.14%) ProjectWise
7 2 (0.091%) FastStats
7 2 (0.091%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.091%) SPSS
7 2 (0.091%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.091%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.046%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 60 (2.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 14 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.18%) SAP CCM
5 4 (0.18%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.14%) Primavera
7 1 (0.046%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 565 (25.78%) Office 365
2 202 (9.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 48 (2.19%) Mimecast
4 42 (1.92%) IaaS
4 42 (1.92%) SaaS
5 37 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
6 24 (1.09%) Yammer
7 20 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
8 16 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
9 10 (0.46%) PaaS
10 5 (0.23%) Symantec.cloud
10 5 (0.23%) OneDrive
11 4 (0.18%) Google Apps
12 2 (0.091%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.091%) AWS CloudTrail
12 2 (0.091%) SmartFocus
12 2 (0.091%) Sumo Logic
12 2 (0.091%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.091%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 451 (20.57%) Firewall
2 425 (19.39%) DNS
3 421 (19.21%) SAN
4 417 (19.02%) WAN
5 401 (18.29%) LAN
6 372 (16.97%) Unified Communications
7 284 (12.96%) DHCP
8 271 (12.36%) TCP/IP
9 256 (11.68%) VoIP
10 188 (8.58%) VPN
11 145 (6.61%) Cisco ASA
12 113 (5.16%) PBX
13 106 (4.84%) Internet
14 104 (4.74%) MPLS
15 96 (4.38%) NAS
16 95 (4.33%) iSCSI
17 94 (4.29%) Wireless
18 92 (4.20%) VLAN
19 80 (3.65%) OSPF
19 80 (3.65%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 355 (16.20%) SQL Server
2 133 (6.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 80 (3.65%) SQL Server 2012
4 52 (2.37%) SQL Server 2005
5 17 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
5 17 (0.78%) Redis
6 14 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (0.64%) MySQL
7 13 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (0.32%) SQL Server 2000
8 7 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (0.23%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.14%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.14%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (0.14%) Oracle9i Database
11 3 (0.14%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.091%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 2 (0.091%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 18 (0.82%) Subversion
2 6 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.18%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.14%) Bugzilla
4 3 (0.14%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.091%) Redmine
6 1 (0.046%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.046%) Hudson
6 1 (0.046%) JIRA
6 1 (0.046%) TeamCity
General
1 235 (10.72%) Finance
2 109 (4.97%) Telecoms
3 75 (3.42%) Law
4 72 (3.28%) Retail
5 60 (2.74%) Legal
6 58 (2.65%) Marketing
7 51 (2.33%) Manufacturing
8 50 (2.28%) Advertising
9 44 (2.01%) Back Office
10 43 (1.96%) Banking
11 19 (0.87%) Electronics
12 17 (0.78%) Financial Institution
13 10 (0.46%) Games
13 10 (0.46%) Billing
14 9 (0.41%) Publishing
15 7 (0.32%) Investment Banking
16 4 (0.18%) Front Office
17 3 (0.14%) Local Government
17 3 (0.14%) Multimedia
18 2 (0.091%) French Language
Job Titles
1 289 (13.18%) Support Engineer
2 286 (13.05%) Consultant
3 263 (12.00%) Analyst
3 263 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 139 (6.34%) Architect
5 94 (4.29%) 3rd Line Support
6 86 (3.92%) Systems Engineer
7 85 (3.88%) Unified Communications Engineer
8 75 (3.42%) Microsoft Consultant
9 72 (3.28%) Administrator
10 68 (3.10%) Project Manager
11 66 (3.01%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 65 (2.97%) Support Analyst
13 62 (2.83%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 60 (2.74%) Communications Engineer
15 59 (2.69%) Technical Consultant
15 59 (2.69%) Systems Administrator
16 58 (2.65%) 2nd Line Support
17 57 (2.60%) Network Engineer
18 56 (2.55%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (3.24%) .NET
2 43 (1.96%) Application Packaging
3 37 (1.69%) XMPP
4 32 (1.46%) Web Services
5 30 (1.37%) ASP.NET
6 22 (1.00%) COM
7 19 (0.87%) CGI
8 14 (0.64%) HTML
9 13 (0.59%) SAML
10 12 (0.55%) .NET Framework
11 11 (0.50%) Classic ASP
12 9 (0.41%) WAP
13 8 (0.36%) MSMQ
13 8 (0.36%) ISPF
14 7 (0.32%) XML
14 7 (0.32%) Middleware
15 6 (0.27%) WSH
16 5 (0.23%) CSS
16 5 (0.23%) Apache FOP
17 4 (0.18%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 199 (9.08%) Data Centre
2 184 (8.39%) Clustering
3 152 (6.93%) Blackberry
4 150 (6.84%) Video Conferencing
5 125 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
6 52 (2.37%) Management Information System
7 50 (2.28%) EqualLogic
8 39 (1.78%) Replication
9 22 (1.00%) PKI
9 22 (1.00%) iPhone
10 21 (0.96%) GIS
11 18 (0.82%) CLARiiON
11 18 (0.82%) Client/Server
11 18 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
11 18 (0.82%) iPad
11 18 (0.82%) HP Storage
11 18 (0.82%) Computer Science
12 16 (0.73%) Private Cloud
12 16 (0.73%) DTV
13 14 (0.64%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 1344 (61.31%) Windows
2 602 (27.46%) Windows Server 2012
3 595 (27.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 315 (14.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 200 (9.12%) Windows 7
6 162 (7.39%) Linux
7 97 (4.43%) Windows 8
8 89 (4.06%) Windows XP
9 56 (2.55%) Android
10 40 (1.82%) UNIX
11 39 (1.78%) Apple iOS
12 26 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 25 (1.14%) Mac OS X
14 19 (0.87%) CentOS
15 17 (0.78%) Windows Mobile
16 15 (0.68%) Mac OS
17 11 (0.50%) Windows Vista
18 10 (0.46%) Windows 2000
19 8 (0.36%) AIX
20 6 (0.27%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 566 (25.82%) ITIL
2 267 (12.18%) Migration
3 172 (7.85%) Disaster Recovery
4 137 (6.25%) Project Management
5 119 (5.43%) Change Management
6 114 (5.20%) Service Delivery
6 114 (5.20%) Mentoring
7 113 (5.16%) CRM
8 92 (4.20%) PRINCE2
9 88 (4.01%) Service Management
10 74 (3.38%) High Availability
11 73 (3.33%) Load Balancing
12 72 (3.28%) Business Continuity
13 67 (3.06%) Problem Management
14 66 (3.01%) Network Design
15 60 (2.74%) Incident Management
16 55 (2.51%) ITSM
17 54 (2.46%) Mobile Device Management
18 52 (2.37%) Business Intelligence
19 50 (2.28%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 328 (14.96%) SQL
2 262 (11.95%) PowerShell
3 37 (1.69%) VBScript
4 32 (1.46%) C#
5 17 (0.78%) C
6 16 (0.73%) VB
7 14 (0.64%) Python
7 14 (0.64%) Perl
8 12 (0.55%) Bash Shell
9 8 (0.36%) T-SQL
10 5 (0.23%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.18%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.18%) VBA
12 3 (0.14%) Ruby
12 3 (0.14%) Prolog
12 3 (0.14%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.091%) C++
13 2 (0.091%) Java
13 2 (0.091%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.091%) XMLA
Qualifications
1 542 (24.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 368 (16.79%) MCSE
3 313 (14.28%) Cisco Certification
4 226 (10.31%) MCITP
5 189 (8.62%) CCNA
6 183 (8.35%) CCNP
7 165 (7.53%) MCSA
8 163 (7.44%) Security Cleared
9 151 (6.89%) Degree
10 150 (6.84%) SC Cleared
11 116 (5.29%) MCTS
12 109 (4.97%) MCP
13 84 (3.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 65 (2.97%) ITIL Certification
15 42 (1.92%) CCDP
16 22 (1.00%) CCA
16 22 (1.00%) Citrix Certification
17 21 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 17 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 15 (0.68%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 205 (9.35%) SLA
2 35 (1.60%) ISO 9001
3 23 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.64%) QA
5 12 (0.55%) ISO 9000
6 4 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.14%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.046%) PMBOK
System Software
1 1121 (51.14%) Active Directory
2 538 (24.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 421 (19.21%) Hyper-V
4 204 (9.31%) vSphere
5 197 (8.99%) XenApp
6 103 (4.70%) XenDesktop
7 98 (4.47%) VMware ESXi
8 82 (3.74%) VMware ESX
9 67 (3.06%) XenServer
10 46 (2.10%) Microsoft App-V
11 42 (1.92%) Terminal Services
12 39 (1.78%) Forefront TMG
13 34 (1.55%) UAG
14 28 (1.28%) ISA Server
15 19 (0.87%) Xen
16 18 (0.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 17 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 14 (0.64%) VMware Server
19 13 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
20 8 (0.36%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 522 (23.81%) SCCM
2 307 (14.01%) SCOM
3 77 (3.51%) Backup Exec
4 72 (3.28%) WSUS
5 69 (3.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 64 (2.92%) Cisco CUCM
7 54 (2.46%) AirWatch
8 51 (2.33%) SCVMM
9 36 (1.64%) NetBackup
10 26 (1.19%) ARCserve
10 26 (1.19%) vMotion
11 25 (1.14%) Windows Intune
12 23 (1.05%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 22 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
14 21 (0.96%) Nagios
15 20 (0.91%) SCSM
16 19 (0.87%) FortiGate
17 17 (0.78%) Cisco UCCX
17 17 (0.78%) Opsview
17 17 (0.78%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 1533 (69.94%) Microsoft
2 780 (35.58%) VMware
3 707 (32.25%) Cisco
4 436 (19.89%) Citrix
5 312 (14.23%) HP
6 207 (9.44%) Dell
7 201 (9.17%) Avaya
8 162 (7.39%) Symantec
9 123 (5.61%) EMC
10 104 (4.74%) Veeam
11 99 (4.52%) Mitel
12 93 (4.24%) Polycom
13 84 (3.83%) NetApp
14 80 (3.65%) CheckPoint
15 70 (3.19%) IBM
16 64 (2.92%) Juniper
17 63 (2.87%) F5
18 60 (2.74%) 3PAR
19 56 (2.55%) MobileIron
20 52 (2.37%) IronPort
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 52 minutes ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing IT
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: Car Allowance + Bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
North London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 16 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
FT Select
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus overtime and benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum plus benefits and bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
West London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Outsourcery
Salary: £0 - £45,000 per year plus Bonus, Benefits and Pension
Posted: 23 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Telefonica
Posted: 23 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Telefonica
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton, Somerset
Searchability
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Horsham, Sussex
Initialize IT
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday