The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 84 77 51
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -26
Permanent jobs citing Lync 13 26 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.00% 1.95% 3.54%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.46% 11.71% 17.19%
Number of salaries quoted 12 10 33
Average salary £50,000 £33,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+51.51% -17.50%
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-17.50% +25.00%
Lync
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in permanent jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Application Platforms Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
238 222 221
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 18.39% 16.65% 20.60%
Number of salaries quoted 211 185 195
Average salary £33,000 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.53% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,000 £27,850
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £47,500 £41,800
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 0 12 £50,000 +48.14%
North Wales +1 1 - -
Lync
UK

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 23 (76.67%) Cisco
2 13 (43.33%) Juniper
3 12 (40.00%) Avaya
3 12 (40.00%) Windows
4 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (33.33%) VMware
5 10 (33.33%) XMPP
5 10 (33.33%) Tandberg
5 10 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
5 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 10 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 9 (30.00%) SAN
6 9 (30.00%) CCNA
6 9 (30.00%) Hyper-V
7 8 (26.67%) Firewall
7 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (26.67%) CCNP
7 8 (26.67%) SharePoint
7 8 (26.67%) Dell
8 7 (23.33%) Office 365
9 6 (20.00%) VoIP
9 6 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
11 4 (13.33%) HP
11 4 (13.33%) Project Management
11 4 (13.33%) VLAN

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 8 (26.67%) SharePoint
2 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (23.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (30.00%) SAN
2 8 (26.67%) Firewall
3 6 (20.00%) VoIP
4 4 (13.33%) VLAN
5 3 (10.00%) Wireless
5 3 (10.00%) HSRP
5 3 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (10.00%) VRRP
5 3 (10.00%) LAN
5 3 (10.00%) WAN
6 2 (6.67%) WLAN
6 2 (6.67%) DHCP
6 2 (6.67%) DNS
6 2 (6.67%) PBX
7 1 (3.33%) VPLS
7 1 (3.33%) Unified Communications
7 1 (3.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (3.33%) Softswitch
7 1 (3.33%) iSCSI
7 1 (3.33%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
1 2 (6.67%) Legal
1 2 (6.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.33%) Law
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Consultant
2 9 (30.00%) Data Consultant
3 6 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Project Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) IT Support
5 3 (10.00%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) IT Support Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Sales Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Security Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Help Desk Support
7 1 (3.33%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Business Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Security Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Junior Systems Administrator
7 1 (3.33%) 1st Line Support Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (3.33%) Network Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (33.33%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Statistics
2 1 (3.33%) Clustering
2 1 (3.33%) EqualLogic
2 1 (3.33%) iPhone
2 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 12 (40.00%) Windows
2 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.67%) Linux
6 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.33%) UNIX
6 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (13.33%) Project Management
3 3 (10.00%) Email Migration
4 2 (6.67%) Change Management
4 2 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.67%) Network Management
5 1 (3.33%) IT Governance
5 1 (3.33%) Validation
5 1 (3.33%) Document Management
5 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (3.33%) Change Control
5 1 (3.33%) Time Management
5 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.33%) ITIL
5 1 (3.33%) CRM
5 1 (3.33%) ERP
5 1 (3.33%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (30.00%) CCNA
3 8 (26.67%) CCNP
4 6 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (6.67%) CCDA
6 2 (6.67%) MCSE
6 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
6 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
7 1 (3.33%) MCTS
7 1 (3.33%) MCP
7 1 (3.33%) MCSA
7 1 (3.33%) CCDP
7 1 (3.33%) CCIP
7 1 (3.33%) CCIE
7 1 (3.33%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) SLA
2 1 (3.33%) GxP
System Software
1 10 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 9 (30.00%) Hyper-V
3 6 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.33%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 10 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (3.33%) WSUS
2 1 (3.33%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 23 (76.67%) Cisco
2 13 (43.33%) Juniper
3 12 (40.00%) Avaya
4 10 (33.33%) VMware
4 10 (33.33%) Tandberg
4 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 8 (26.67%) Dell
6 4 (13.33%) HP
7 3 (10.00%) WatchGuard
7 3 (10.00%) SonicWALL
7 3 (10.00%) Citrix
7 3 (10.00%) CheckPoint
8 2 (6.67%) Fortinet
9 1 (3.33%) Mitel
9 1 (3.33%) Blue Coat
9 1 (3.33%) Aruba
9 1 (3.33%) F5
9 1 (3.33%) Sonus
9 1 (3.33%) ProCurve