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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 57 47 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Permanent jobs citing Lync 17 12 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 3.20% 3.00% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.95% 11.88% -
Number of salaries quoted 15 12 0
Average salary £55,000 £49,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.24% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +11.76%
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
190 101 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 35.78% 25.25% 27.95%
Number of salaries quoted 132 70 67
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £42,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £53,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
Salary Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Lync across the Watford region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

Lync Salary Histogram in Watford

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 29 (72.50%) Microsoft
2 26 (65.00%) MS Exchange
3 21 (52.50%) SharePoint
4 18 (45.00%) MS Excel
4 18 (45.00%) Active Directory
4 18 (45.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (42.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 16 (40.00%) Windows
7 13 (32.50%) Finance
8 12 (30.00%) Linux
9 11 (27.50%) SCCM
10 10 (25.00%) CRM
10 10 (25.00%) Project Management
11 9 (22.50%) Agresso
11 9 (22.50%) MCSE
11 9 (22.50%) SQL
11 9 (22.50%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (22.50%) Cisco
11 9 (22.50%) DNS
11 9 (22.50%) Dynamics CRM
11 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (22.50%) Exchange Server 2013
12 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (20.00%) MS Office
12 8 (20.00%) Internet
12 8 (20.00%) VMware
13 7 (17.50%) SharePoint 2010
13 7 (17.50%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (17.50%) Office 365

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 26 (65.00%) MS Exchange
2 21 (52.50%) SharePoint
3 18 (45.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (42.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (22.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (17.50%) SharePoint 2010
6 7 (17.50%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (17.50%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (15.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (10.00%) WorkSite
9 1 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (2.50%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 18 (45.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (20.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (22.50%) Agresso
1 9 (22.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.50%) Office 365
2 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (7.50%) PaaS
4 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (22.50%) DNS
2 8 (20.00%) Internet
3 6 (15.00%) PBX
4 5 (12.50%) HTTPS
5 3 (7.50%) DHCP
5 3 (7.50%) VPN
5 3 (7.50%) VoIP
5 3 (7.50%) WAN
5 3 (7.50%) ISDN
5 3 (7.50%) LAN
5 3 (7.50%) MPLS
5 3 (7.50%) Firewall
5 3 (7.50%) VLAN
6 2 (5.00%) Unified Communications
7 1 (2.50%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 13 (32.50%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Retail
2 4 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (25.00%) Applications Support
2 5 (12.50%) Analyst
2 5 (12.50%) Support Analyst
2 5 (12.50%) Pre Sales Engineer
2 5 (12.50%) Applications Support Analyst
3 4 (10.00%) Consultant
3 4 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 3 (7.50%) Desktop Support
4 3 (7.50%) Server Support
4 3 (7.50%) Architect
4 3 (7.50%) Technical Support
4 3 (7.50%) Support Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (7.50%) 3rd Line Server Support
4 3 (7.50%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 3 (7.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Technical Manager
4 3 (7.50%) IT Project Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Exchange Specialist
5 2 (5.00%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) SAP Business Workflow
2 1 (2.50%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (7.50%) Mathematics
4 2 (5.00%) Replication
5 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 16 (40.00%) Windows
2 12 (30.00%) Linux
3 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (15.00%) Windows Mobile
6 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (7.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.00%) CRM
1 10 (25.00%) Project Management
2 7 (17.50%) Release Management
3 6 (15.00%) Migration
3 6 (15.00%) Coaching
3 6 (15.00%) ITIL
3 6 (15.00%) Software Deployment
4 5 (12.50%) Workflow
4 5 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
4 5 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (12.50%) Document Management
5 4 (10.00%) Change Control
5 4 (10.00%) Practice Management
5 4 (10.00%) PRINCE2
6 3 (7.50%) E-Commerce
6 3 (7.50%) Configuration Management
6 3 (7.50%) Quality Management
6 3 (7.50%) Line Management
6 3 (7.50%) Mentoring
6 3 (7.50%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 9 (22.50%) SQL
2 3 (7.50%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (22.50%) MCSE
1 9 (22.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (17.50%) Degree
3 6 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (15.00%) CCNP
4 5 (12.50%) CCNA
4 5 (12.50%) MCSA
4 5 (12.50%) MCITP
5 4 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (10.00%) MCP
6 1 (2.50%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (45.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 3 (7.50%) Terminal Services
4 3 (7.50%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.50%) XenApp
5 1 (2.50%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 11 (27.50%) SCCM
2 1 (2.50%) MAILsweeper
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 29 (72.50%) Microsoft
2 9 (22.50%) Cisco
3 8 (20.00%) VMware
4 4 (10.00%) Nintex
4 4 (10.00%) Kofax
4 4 (10.00%) SAP
4 4 (10.00%) HP
5 3 (7.50%) Citrix
5 3 (7.50%) Avaya
5 3 (7.50%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.50%) Oracle
6 1 (2.50%) Lotus