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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 91 82 64
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -18
Permanent jobs citing Lync 13 18 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.93% 1.36% 2.33%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.84% 8.53% 14.08%
Number of salaries quoted 10 16 24
Average salary £30,000 £27,500 £35,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £19,250 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -5.26%
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
190 211 206
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 13.56% 15.90% 16.53%
Number of salaries quoted 170 182 190
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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 3 July 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 3 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
South Wales -1 10 £30,000 +33.33%
North Wales -5 3 £50,000 +81.81%
Lync
UK

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 24 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 20 (51.28%) Windows
2 20 (51.28%) VMware
3 19 (48.72%) ITIL
4 18 (46.15%) Cisco
5 16 (41.03%) MS Office
5 16 (41.03%) Office 365
6 15 (38.46%) CCNA
6 15 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (35.90%) Citrix
7 14 (35.90%) Active Directory
8 12 (30.77%) Firewall
8 12 (30.77%) PBX
9 11 (28.21%) VoIP
9 11 (28.21%) WAN
9 11 (28.21%) MS Exchange
9 11 (28.21%) LAN
9 11 (28.21%) XenApp
10 10 (25.64%) SAN
10 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2013
11 9 (23.08%) MS Excel
11 9 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
11 9 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
12 8 (20.51%) Operations Management
12 8 (20.51%) SC Cleared
12 8 (20.51%) Security Cleared
12 8 (20.51%) vSphere
12 8 (20.51%) ISO 9001
12 8 (20.51%) SLA

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 11 (28.21%) MS Exchange
2 9 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
2 9 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (20.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (17.95%) SharePoint
5 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (5.13%) IBM Notes
6 1 (2.56%) IIS
Applications
1 16 (41.03%) MS Office
2 9 (23.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (41.03%) Office 365
2 7 (17.95%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 12 (30.77%) PBX
1 12 (30.77%) Firewall
2 11 (28.21%) LAN
2 11 (28.21%) VoIP
2 11 (28.21%) WAN
3 10 (25.64%) SAN
4 8 (20.51%) DPNSS
4 8 (20.51%) QSIG
5 6 (15.38%) Network Security
5 6 (15.38%) NetScaler
5 6 (15.38%) VPN
6 4 (10.26%) EIGRP
6 4 (10.26%) Internet
6 4 (10.26%) OSPF
6 4 (10.26%) BGP
6 4 (10.26%) Ethernet
6 4 (10.26%) PPP
6 4 (10.26%) RIP
6 4 (10.26%) WLAN
6 4 (10.26%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 13 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (28.21%) Architect
3 8 (20.51%) Network Engineer
3 8 (20.51%) Cisco Engineer
4 7 (17.95%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (12.82%) Project Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Service Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Service Desk Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Team Leader
8 1 (2.56%) Senior Technical Architect
8 1 (2.56%) Junior
8 1 (2.56%) Systems Manager
8 1 (2.56%) IT Manager
8 1 (2.56%) Technical Architect
8 1 (2.56%) Systems Administrator
8 1 (2.56%) Administrator
8 1 (2.56%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
8 1 (2.56%) Junior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Blackberry
2 6 (15.38%) Clustering
3 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (10.26%) Statistics
4 4 (10.26%) GIS
5 2 (5.13%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 20 (51.28%) Windows
2 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.13%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.56%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (48.72%) ITIL
2 8 (20.51%) Operations Management
3 5 (12.82%) Product Management
4 4 (10.26%) Network Management
4 4 (10.26%) Service Management
4 4 (10.26%) Change Management
4 4 (10.26%) ITSM
4 4 (10.26%) Migration
4 4 (10.26%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (10.26%) Business Development
5 3 (7.69%) Project Management
6 2 (5.13%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.13%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (5.13%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.56%) Coaching
7 1 (2.56%) People Management
7 1 (2.56%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (38.46%) CCNA
1 15 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (20.51%) ITIL Certification
2 8 (20.51%) SC Cleared
2 8 (20.51%) Security Cleared
3 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (17.95%) MCSA
4 4 (10.26%) CCNP
4 4 (10.26%) MCITP
4 4 (10.26%) MCSE
5 2 (5.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (5.13%) Degree
5 2 (5.13%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.51%) ISO 9001
1 8 (20.51%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (35.90%) Active Directory
2 11 (28.21%) XenApp
3 8 (20.51%) vSphere
4 7 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (17.95%) Hyper-V
5 4 (10.26%) Terminal Services
5 4 (10.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (15.38%) SCCM
2 4 (10.26%) WhatsUp Gold
2 4 (10.26%) OpenView
2 4 (10.26%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (5.13%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (5.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 20 (51.28%) VMware
3 18 (46.15%) Cisco
4 14 (35.90%) Citrix
5 8 (20.51%) CheckPoint
6 7 (17.95%) Avaya
7 4 (10.26%) BMC
7 4 (10.26%) Dell
7 4 (10.26%) Nortel
7 4 (10.26%) Nokia
7 4 (10.26%) Siemens
7 4 (10.26%) 3Com
7 4 (10.26%) Remedy
7 4 (10.26%) Computacenter
7 4 (10.26%) SonicWALL
7 4 (10.26%) F5
8 2 (5.13%) McAfee
8 2 (5.13%) BT
8 2 (5.13%) Lotus
8 2 (5.13%) Symantec