The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the Watford region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 32 51 -
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -
Permanent jobs citing Lync 48 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 8.21% 1.82% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 25.26% 7.50% -
Number of salaries quoted 25 6 0
Average salary £50,000 £53,750 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.97% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
Application Platforms Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
190 80 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 32.48% 24.32% 37.86%
Number of salaries quoted 126 41 47
Average salary £50,000 £52,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,300 £31,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £60,000 £64,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%
Lync
Hertfordshire

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 1 August 2014.

Lync Salary Histogram in Watford

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 71 (92.21%) Microsoft
2 50 (64.94%) MS Excel
3 45 (58.44%) VMware
4 43 (55.84%) MS Exchange
5 42 (54.55%) Hyper-V
6 37 (48.05%) Cisco
7 36 (46.75%) Firewall
8 33 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
9 32 (41.56%) HP
9 32 (41.56%) Office 365
10 31 (40.26%) VMware Infrastructure
11 28 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
11 28 (36.36%) Windows
12 26 (33.77%) Exchange Server 2007
13 25 (32.47%) CCNA
13 25 (32.47%) Active Directory
13 25 (32.47%) SCCM
13 25 (32.47%) Exchange Server 2010
14 24 (31.17%) ITIL
14 24 (31.17%) DNS
15 23 (29.87%) MCSE
16 22 (28.57%) CheckPoint
16 22 (28.57%) Retail
16 22 (28.57%) Finance
17 21 (27.27%) LAN
17 21 (27.27%) WAN
18 20 (25.97%) MCITP
19 19 (24.68%) Migration
19 19 (24.68%) Exchange Server 2013
20 18 (23.38%) Time Management

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 43 (55.84%) MS Exchange
2 26 (33.77%) Exchange Server 2007
3 25 (32.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (24.68%) Exchange Server 2013
5 18 (23.38%) SharePoint
6 11 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (10.39%) SAS
8 6 (7.79%) Office Communications Server
9 3 (3.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (2.60%) IIS
10 2 (2.60%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (1.30%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (1.30%) Apache
11 1 (1.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 50 (64.94%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (41.56%) Office 365
2 17 (22.08%) PaaS
3 12 (15.58%) IaaS
4 10 (12.99%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 36 (46.75%) Firewall
2 24 (31.17%) DNS
3 21 (27.27%) LAN
3 21 (27.27%) WAN
4 14 (18.18%) VPN
5 12 (15.58%) SAN
5 12 (15.58%) PBX
5 12 (15.58%) iSCSI
6 9 (11.69%) MPLS
7 8 (10.39%) NAS
7 8 (10.39%) NetScaler
8 7 (9.09%) DHCP
9 5 (6.49%) Unified Communications
9 5 (6.49%) VLAN
9 5 (6.49%) HTTP
9 5 (6.49%) VoIP
9 5 (6.49%) ISDN
10 3 (3.90%) HTTPS
11 1 (1.30%) Wireless
11 1 (1.30%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 22 (28.57%) Retail
1 22 (28.57%) Finance
2 9 (11.69%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (38.96%) Consultant
2 19 (24.68%) Technical Consultant
3 17 (22.08%) Project Engineer
3 17 (22.08%) Technical Engineer
4 14 (18.18%) Analyst
4 14 (18.18%) Architect
5 12 (15.58%) IT Architect
5 12 (15.58%) Senior Security Analyst
5 12 (15.58%) IT Security Analyst
5 12 (15.58%) Security Analyst
5 12 (15.58%) Senior Analyst
5 12 (15.58%) Senior IT Security Analyst
6 6 (7.79%) Microsoft Consultant
6 6 (7.79%) Support Engineer
6 6 (7.79%) Server Support
7 5 (6.49%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (6.49%) 3rd Line Server Support
7 5 (6.49%) 3rd Line Technical Support
7 5 (6.49%) Technical Support
7 5 (6.49%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.60%) COM
2 1 (1.30%) CSS
2 1 (1.30%) HTML
2 1 (1.30%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.18%) Visualisation
2 13 (16.88%) PKI
3 12 (15.58%) Management Information System
4 5 (6.49%) Mathematics
5 3 (3.90%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.60%) Replication
7 1 (1.30%) FlexPod
7 1 (1.30%) CLARiiON
7 1 (1.30%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.30%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.30%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 28 (36.36%) Windows
2 18 (23.38%) Linux
3 8 (10.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (7.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (6.49%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (1.30%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.30%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (31.17%) ITIL
2 19 (24.68%) Migration
3 18 (23.38%) Time Management
4 16 (20.78%) Change Management
5 12 (15.58%) Risk Analysis
5 12 (15.58%) Penetration Testing
5 12 (15.58%) Risk Assessment
5 12 (15.58%) Information Security
5 12 (15.58%) Security Architecture
5 12 (15.58%) Security Testing
5 12 (15.58%) Database Security
6 9 (11.69%) E-Commerce
7 8 (10.39%) Network Design
8 7 (9.09%) Network Architecture
9 6 (7.79%) Project Management
10 4 (5.19%) PRINCE2
10 4 (5.19%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (5.19%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (5.19%) Identity Management
10 4 (5.19%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.79%) SQL
2 5 (6.49%) C
3 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 33 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (32.47%) CCNA
4 23 (29.87%) MCSE
5 20 (25.97%) MCITP
6 17 (22.08%) CCNP
7 8 (10.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (10.39%) NCDA
7 8 (10.39%) NCIE
7 8 (10.39%) VCAP
8 6 (7.79%) Degree
9 4 (5.19%) MCP
9 4 (5.19%) MCSA
9 4 (5.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (54.55%) Hyper-V
2 31 (40.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (32.47%) Active Directory
4 14 (18.18%) XenApp
4 14 (18.18%) XenDesktop
5 13 (16.88%) vSphere
6 11 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (10.39%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (7.79%) VMware ESX
9 5 (6.49%) Terminal Services
10 4 (5.19%) XenServer
11 1 (1.30%) Squid
Systems Management
1 25 (32.47%) SCCM
2 10 (12.99%) SCOM
3 3 (3.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.30%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 71 (92.21%) Microsoft
2 45 (58.44%) VMware
3 37 (48.05%) Cisco
4 32 (41.56%) HP
5 22 (28.57%) CheckPoint
6 16 (20.78%) ProCurve
7 13 (16.88%) Red Hat
8 11 (14.29%) Citrix
9 9 (11.69%) EMC
9 9 (11.69%) NetApp
10 8 (10.39%) Juniper
10 8 (10.39%) IBM
10 8 (10.39%) Dell
10 8 (10.39%) WatchGuard
11 4 (5.19%) Symantec
11 4 (5.19%) Avaya
11 4 (5.19%) Rackspace
12 1 (1.30%) SolarWinds
12 1 (1.30%) Clearswift
12 1 (1.30%) CommVault
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