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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 80 68 88
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +20
Permanent jobs citing Lync 24 24 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.78% 2.17% 0.26%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.82% 10.48% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 17 20 3
Average salary £47,000 £36,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.55% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £33,900 £28,800
10% offered a salary of more than £60,900 £57,500 £38,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £45,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year
-4.44% -3.22%
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
272 229 224
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 20.18% 20.71% 19.38%
Number of salaries quoted 245 173 213
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £33,361
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,550 £29,100 £22,277
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 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
South Wales -14 18 £42,500 +18.05%
North Wales -5 5 £47,000 -
Lync
UK

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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%) Microsoft
2 19 (63.33%) Windows
2 19 (63.33%) VMware
3 16 (53.33%) Active Directory
4 15 (50.00%) Citrix
5 14 (46.67%) MS Exchange
5 14 (46.67%) MS Office
6 13 (43.33%) Office 365
7 12 (40.00%) ITIL
8 11 (36.67%) Cisco
8 11 (36.67%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (36.67%) XenApp
8 11 (36.67%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (33.33%) MS Excel
10 9 (30.00%) VoIP
10 9 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2007
11 8 (26.67%) vSphere
11 8 (26.67%) WAN
11 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (26.67%) LAN
11 8 (26.67%) SAN
11 8 (26.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 8 (26.67%) Firewall
12 7 (23.33%) Blackberry
12 7 (23.33%) MCSA
12 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (20.00%) SCCM
13 6 (20.00%) NetScaler
13 6 (20.00%) Dell

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 14 (46.67%) MS Exchange
2 11 (36.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 11 (36.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (26.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (16.67%) SharePoint
6 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (6.67%) IIS
6 2 (6.67%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 14 (46.67%) MS Office
2 10 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (43.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (30.00%) VoIP
2 8 (26.67%) WAN
2 8 (26.67%) LAN
2 8 (26.67%) SAN
2 8 (26.67%) Firewall
3 6 (20.00%) NetScaler
4 3 (10.00%) DNS
4 3 (10.00%) DPNSS
4 3 (10.00%) QSIG
4 3 (10.00%) PBX
4 3 (10.00%) DHCP
5 2 (6.67%) VPN
5 2 (6.67%) NAS
5 2 (6.67%) Network Security
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Architect
2 7 (23.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (10.00%) Administrator
4 3 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Project Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) IT Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Service Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Systems Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Network Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Blackberry
2 6 (20.00%) Clustering
3 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (13.33%) GIS
5 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
6 1 (3.33%) Visualisation
6 1 (3.33%) EqualLogic
6 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 19 (63.33%) Windows
2 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.67%) Ubuntu
5 2 (6.67%) Linux
5 2 (6.67%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) ITIL
2 5 (16.67%) Project Management
2 5 (16.67%) Migration
2 5 (16.67%) Product Management
3 4 (13.33%) ITSM
3 4 (13.33%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (13.33%) Business Development
3 4 (13.33%) Service Management
4 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (10.00%) Operations Management
5 2 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (6.67%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.33%) Coaching
6 1 (3.33%) People Management
6 1 (3.33%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (23.33%) MCSA
3 6 (20.00%) MCSE
4 5 (16.67%) MCITP
4 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 4 (13.33%) CCNA
5 4 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (10.00%) MCTS
7 2 (6.67%) Degree
7 2 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (3.33%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) ISO 9001
1 3 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 11 (36.67%) XenApp
3 9 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (26.67%) vSphere
5 5 (16.67%) Hyper-V
6 4 (13.33%) Terminal Services
6 4 (13.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (20.00%) SCCM
2 3 (10.00%) WSUS
3 2 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (3.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 23 (76.67%) Microsoft
2 19 (63.33%) VMware
3 15 (50.00%) Citrix
4 11 (36.67%) Cisco
5 6 (20.00%) Dell
6 4 (13.33%) Computacenter
6 4 (13.33%) CheckPoint
7 3 (10.00%) HP
8 2 (6.67%) Avaya
8 2 (6.67%) NetApp
8 2 (6.67%) Lotus
8 2 (6.67%) Symantec
8 2 (6.67%) McAfee
8 2 (6.67%) BT
9 1 (3.33%) SonicWALL
9 1 (3.33%) Mitel