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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 44 53 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Permanent jobs citing Lync 22 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 4.13% 1.59% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 14.38% 6.32% -
Number of salaries quoted 12 6 0
Average salary £38,750 £53,750 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.90% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +25.00%
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
153 95 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 28.71% 25.20% 36.27%
Number of salaries quoted 106 61 56
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £35,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%

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 17 September 2014.

Lync Salary Histogram in Watford

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 67 (91.78%) Microsoft
2 46 (63.01%) MS Excel
2 46 (63.01%) VMware
3 45 (61.64%) MS Exchange
4 38 (52.05%) Cisco
4 38 (52.05%) Hyper-V
5 36 (49.32%) Office 365
6 34 (46.58%) Cisco Certification
7 33 (45.21%) Firewall
8 32 (43.84%) VMware Infrastructure
9 30 (41.10%) Windows
9 30 (41.10%) Active Directory
10 29 (39.73%) Microsoft Certification
11 28 (38.36%) HP
11 28 (38.36%) Exchange Server 2007
12 26 (35.62%) CCNA
12 26 (35.62%) Exchange Server 2010
13 25 (34.25%) ITIL
13 25 (34.25%) DNS
14 24 (32.88%) MCSE
15 23 (31.51%) CheckPoint
15 23 (31.51%) Finance
15 23 (31.51%) Retail
16 22 (30.14%) LAN
16 22 (30.14%) WAN
17 21 (28.77%) MCITP
17 21 (28.77%) SCCM
18 20 (27.40%) Exchange Server 2013
18 20 (27.40%) Analytical Skills
19 19 (26.03%) Linux

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 45 (61.64%) MS Exchange
2 28 (38.36%) Exchange Server 2007
3 26 (35.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (27.40%) Exchange Server 2013
5 18 (24.66%) SharePoint
6 11 (15.07%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (8.22%) Office Communications Server
8 4 (5.48%) SAS
9 3 (4.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (2.74%) IIS
10 2 (2.74%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (1.37%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (1.37%) Apache
11 1 (1.37%) Tomcat
11 1 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 46 (63.01%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.37%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 36 (49.32%) Office 365
2 18 (24.66%) PaaS
3 15 (20.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (16.44%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (45.21%) Firewall
2 25 (34.25%) DNS
3 22 (30.14%) LAN
3 22 (30.14%) WAN
4 13 (17.81%) PBX
5 11 (15.07%) VPN
6 10 (13.70%) MPLS
7 8 (10.96%) SAN
7 8 (10.96%) iSCSI
7 8 (10.96%) DHCP
8 6 (8.22%) ISDN
8 6 (8.22%) VoIP
8 6 (8.22%) VLAN
9 5 (6.85%) Unified Communications
9 5 (6.85%) HTTP
10 4 (5.48%) NAS
10 4 (5.48%) NetScaler
11 3 (4.11%) HTTPS
12 1 (1.37%) Wireless
12 1 (1.37%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 23 (31.51%) Finance
1 23 (31.51%) Retail
2 10 (13.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (35.62%) Consultant
2 15 (20.55%) Technical Consultant
3 13 (17.81%) Architect
3 13 (17.81%) Project Engineer
3 13 (17.81%) Technical Engineer
4 12 (16.44%) IT Architect
5 9 (12.33%) Analyst
6 7 (9.59%) Server Support
6 7 (9.59%) Support Engineer
6 7 (9.59%) Senior Analyst
6 7 (9.59%) Senior Security Analyst
6 7 (9.59%) Security Analyst
6 7 (9.59%) IT Security Analyst
6 7 (9.59%) Senior IT Security Analyst
7 6 (8.22%) 3rd Line Server Support
7 6 (8.22%) 3rd Line Technical Support
7 6 (8.22%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (8.22%) Pre Sales Engineer
7 6 (8.22%) Microsoft Consultant
7 6 (8.22%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.74%) COM
2 1 (1.37%) CSS
2 1 (1.37%) HTML
2 1 (1.37%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 20 (27.40%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (19.18%) Visualisation
3 12 (16.44%) Management Information System
4 8 (10.96%) PKI
5 6 (8.22%) Mathematics
6 3 (4.11%) Blackberry
7 2 (2.74%) Replication
8 1 (1.37%) CLARiiON
8 1 (1.37%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.37%) Thin Client
8 1 (1.37%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.37%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 30 (41.10%) Windows
2 19 (26.03%) Linux
3 14 (19.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (17.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (10.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (9.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (6.85%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (1.37%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.37%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (34.25%) ITIL
2 16 (21.92%) Change Management
3 15 (20.55%) Migration
4 14 (19.18%) Time Management
4 14 (19.18%) Mentoring
5 12 (16.44%) Information Security
6 11 (15.07%) Project Management
7 10 (13.70%) Coaching
7 10 (13.70%) E-Commerce
8 7 (9.59%) Risk Assessment
8 7 (9.59%) Penetration Testing
8 7 (9.59%) Risk Analysis
8 7 (9.59%) Security Testing
8 7 (9.59%) Security Architecture
8 7 (9.59%) Database Security
9 6 (8.22%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (5.48%) Agile Project Management
10 4 (5.48%) High Availability
10 4 (5.48%) People Management
10 4 (5.48%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.22%) C
1 6 (8.22%) SQL
2 1 (1.37%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 34 (46.58%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (39.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (35.62%) CCNA
4 24 (32.88%) MCSE
5 21 (28.77%) MCITP
6 18 (24.66%) CCNP
7 9 (12.33%) MCSA
8 7 (9.59%) Degree
9 4 (5.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (5.48%) NCDA
9 4 (5.48%) NCIE
9 4 (5.48%) VCAP
9 4 (5.48%) MCP
9 4 (5.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (52.05%) Hyper-V
2 32 (43.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (41.10%) Active Directory
4 10 (13.70%) XenApp
4 10 (13.70%) XenDesktop
5 9 (12.33%) vSphere
6 8 (10.96%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (9.59%) VMware ESX
7 7 (9.59%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (8.22%) Terminal Services
9 4 (5.48%) XenServer
10 1 (1.37%) Squid
Systems Management
1 21 (28.77%) SCCM
2 6 (8.22%) SCOM
3 3 (4.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.37%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 67 (91.78%) Microsoft
2 46 (63.01%) VMware
3 38 (52.05%) Cisco
4 28 (38.36%) HP
5 23 (31.51%) CheckPoint
6 16 (21.92%) ProCurve
7 13 (17.81%) Red Hat
8 7 (9.59%) Citrix
9 5 (6.85%) EMC
9 5 (6.85%) NetApp
10 4 (5.48%) Symantec
10 4 (5.48%) WatchGuard
10 4 (5.48%) Avaya
10 4 (5.48%) Juniper
10 4 (5.48%) Dell
10 4 (5.48%) IBM
10 4 (5.48%) Rackspace
11 1 (1.37%) CommVault
11 1 (1.37%) SolarWinds
11 1 (1.37%) Clearswift