The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 74 36 47
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +11
Permanent jobs citing Lync 5 48 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 0.91% 8.21% 2.45%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.11% 24.74% 10.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1 26 8
Average salary £45,000 £50,250 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.44% -8.63%
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £45,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year
-14.44% -12.62%
Lync
Hertfordshire

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

Application Platforms Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
161 194 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 29.22% 33.16% 23.01%
Number of salaries quoted 88 131 37
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,900 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £63,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Lync
Salary Trend in Watford

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

Lync Salary Trend in Watford

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Watford 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 15 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 13 (72.22%) Windows
3 10 (55.56%) MS Exchange
3 10 (55.56%) PBX
4 8 (44.44%) Coaching
5 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (38.89%) Firewall
6 6 (33.33%) VMware
6 6 (33.33%) Programme Management
6 6 (33.33%) WAN
6 6 (33.33%) SharePoint
6 6 (33.33%) SAP
6 6 (33.33%) LAN
6 6 (33.33%) Terminal Services
6 6 (33.33%) Office 365
6 6 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (33.33%) Data Centre
7 5 (27.78%) Mentoring
7 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (27.78%) VLAN
7 5 (27.78%) Unified Communications
7 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (27.78%) PaaS
7 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
7 5 (27.78%) DHCP
7 5 (27.78%) VPN
7 5 (27.78%) DNS
7 5 (27.78%) ITIL

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Watford 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 10 (55.56%) MS Exchange
2 6 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 6 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (22.22%) WorkSite
4 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (33.33%) Office 365
2 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (27.78%) PaaS
3 1 (5.56%) SaaS
3 1 (5.56%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 10 (55.56%) PBX
2 7 (38.89%) Firewall
3 6 (33.33%) LAN
3 6 (33.33%) WAN
4 5 (27.78%) DHCP
4 5 (27.78%) ISDN
4 5 (27.78%) VoIP
4 5 (27.78%) VPN
4 5 (27.78%) DNS
4 5 (27.78%) VLAN
4 5 (27.78%) Unified Communications
4 5 (27.78%) MPLS
5 2 (11.11%) SSL
5 2 (11.11%) HTTP
5 2 (11.11%) SMTP
6 1 (5.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (27.78%) Retail
2 2 (11.11%) Marketing
2 2 (11.11%) Electronics
2 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Consultant
2 5 (27.78%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Sales Consultant
2 5 (27.78%) Pre Sales Consultant
3 4 (22.22%) IT Project Manager
3 4 (22.22%) Project Manager
4 3 (16.67%) Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Operations Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) SAP Business Workflow
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (11.11%) DTV
3 2 (11.11%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 13 (72.22%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (27.78%) Linux
3 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Coaching
2 6 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 5 (27.78%) ITIL
3 5 (27.78%) E-Commerce
3 5 (27.78%) Mentoring
4 4 (22.22%) QMS
4 4 (22.22%) Quality Management
4 4 (22.22%) Supplier Management
4 4 (22.22%) Practice Management
5 3 (16.67%) Project Management
5 3 (16.67%) Identity Management
5 3 (16.67%) Workflow
5 3 (16.67%) Document Management
5 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 3 (16.67%) Change Control
5 3 (16.67%) Performance Management
5 3 (16.67%) Line Management
6 2 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
6 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
1 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (11.11%) MCSE
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.11%) MCITP
3 1 (5.56%) CCNP
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) Terminal Services
1 6 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
2 5 (27.78%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (33.33%) VMware
2 6 (33.33%) SAP
3 4 (22.22%) HP
4 3 (16.67%) Citrix
5 2 (11.11%) CheckPoint
5 2 (11.11%) Kofax
5 2 (11.11%) Nintex
6 1 (5.56%) SolarWinds
6 1 (5.56%) Aruba