The first table below looks at the demand for Lync skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 14 July 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 for the Wales region.

Location
3 months to
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 84 61 89
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +28
Permanent jobs citing Lync 16 30 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.21% 2.38% 0.40%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.34% 15.23% 1.63%
Number of salaries quoted 14 23 4
Average salary £25,000 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.07% -18.75%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +11.76%
Application Platforms Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
218 197 245
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 16.55% 15.65% 24.40%
Number of salaries quoted 187 178 226
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
Lync
UK

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Lync across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Lync
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Lync across the Wales region.

Lync Salary Trend in Wales

Lync
Salary Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Lync across the Wales region over the 3 months to 14 July 2014.

Lync Salary Histogram in Wales

Lync
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lync within the Wales region over the 3 months to 14 July 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
(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
South Wales -27 14 £22,500 -30.76% 1
North Wales - 2 £27,500 -
Lync
UK

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 14 July 2014, IT jobs across the Wales region 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 28 (70.00%) Cisco
2 22 (55.00%) Active Directory
3 20 (50.00%) SAN
3 20 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 20 (50.00%) VMware
4 19 (47.50%) Hyper-V
4 19 (47.50%) Microsoft
4 19 (47.50%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (42.50%) Firewall
6 16 (40.00%) Office 365
7 15 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
7 15 (37.50%) CCNP
7 15 (37.50%) CCNA
8 14 (35.00%) Windows
8 14 (35.00%) CheckPoint
9 13 (32.50%) Project Management
9 13 (32.50%) Email Migration
10 12 (30.00%) HSRP
10 12 (30.00%) VRRP
10 12 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
10 12 (30.00%) VLAN
10 12 (30.00%) HP
10 12 (30.00%) Dell
11 11 (27.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (25.00%) SonicWALL
13 9 (22.50%) WatchGuard
13 9 (22.50%) Juniper
14 8 (20.00%) Avaya
14 8 (20.00%) VoIP
15 7 (17.50%) WAN

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 14 July 2014, IT jobs across the Wales region 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 20 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 7 (17.50%) MS Exchange
3 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.50%) Site Server
6 1 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.50%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (40.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (50.00%) SAN
2 17 (42.50%) Firewall
3 12 (30.00%) VLAN
3 12 (30.00%) VRRP
3 12 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (30.00%) HSRP
4 8 (20.00%) VoIP
5 7 (17.50%) WAN
5 7 (17.50%) LAN
6 6 (15.00%) Wireless
7 4 (10.00%) PBX
8 3 (7.50%) WLAN
8 3 (7.50%) Ethernet
8 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
8 3 (7.50%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (5.00%) ISDN
9 2 (5.00%) VPN
10 1 (2.50%) DNS
10 1 (2.50%) PPP
10 1 (2.50%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.50%) Legal
2 3 (7.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Law
3 1 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (27.50%) Project Engineer
2 10 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) Analyst
3 5 (12.50%) Network Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Data Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) IT Support
5 3 (7.50%) Head of Infrastructure
6 2 (5.00%) IT Support Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Senior Support Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Help Desk Support
7 1 (2.50%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Architect
7 1 (2.50%) IT Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Help Desk Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (2.50%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) XMPP
2 2 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Statistics
2 1 (2.50%) iPhone
2 1 (2.50%) EqualLogic
2 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 14 (35.00%) Windows
2 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (7.50%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.00%) Linux
6 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) Project Management
1 13 (32.50%) Email Migration
2 4 (10.00%) Network Management
2 4 (10.00%) ITIL
2 4 (10.00%) Change Management
2 4 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (2.50%) Validation
3 1 (2.50%) Document Management
3 1 (2.50%) IT Governance
3 1 (2.50%) Time Management
3 1 (2.50%) CRM
3 1 (2.50%) ERP
3 1 (2.50%) Service Delivery
3 1 (2.50%) Change Control
3 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (47.50%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (37.50%) CCNP
2 15 (37.50%) CCNA
3 11 (27.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (7.50%) MCSE
6 2 (5.00%) CCDA
7 1 (2.50%) CCDP
7 1 (2.50%) MCSA
7 1 (2.50%) CCIE
7 1 (2.50%) A+ Certification
7 1 (2.50%) MCSM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) QA
2 2 (5.00%) GxP
2 2 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (55.00%) Active Directory
2 19 (47.50%) Hyper-V
3 15 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (15.00%) UAG
5 1 (2.50%) XenApp
5 1 (2.50%) XenServer
5 1 (2.50%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.50%) SCDPM
2 1 (2.50%) OpenView
2 1 (2.50%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (2.50%) SCOM
2 1 (2.50%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 28 (70.00%) Cisco
2 20 (50.00%) VMware
3 19 (47.50%) Microsoft
4 14 (35.00%) CheckPoint
5 12 (30.00%) HP
5 12 (30.00%) Dell
6 10 (25.00%) SonicWALL
7 9 (22.50%) WatchGuard
7 9 (22.50%) Juniper
8 8 (20.00%) Avaya
9 5 (12.50%) Citrix
10 4 (10.00%) F5
10 4 (10.00%) Tandberg
11 3 (7.50%) ProCurve
11 3 (7.50%) Aruba
11 3 (7.50%) Blue Coat
11 3 (7.50%) Fortinet
12 1 (2.50%) Mitel
12 1 (2.50%) Remedy
12 1 (2.50%) 3Com