The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 155 175 176
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +1
Permanent jobs citing Lync 53 30 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.99% 0.55% 0.42%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.08% 3.04% 2.09%
Number of salaries quoted 49 19 18
Average salary £45,000 £53,750 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.27% +13.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,600 £46,500 £32,900
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £79,250 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%
Lync
England

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

Application Platforms Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
1043 986 958
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.42% 18.10% 19.93%
Number of salaries quoted 882 863 841
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Lync
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Lync Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Lync
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Lync across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Lync Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Lync
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lync within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014. 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
Birmingham +19 30 £47,000 -14.54% 6
Solihull +4 8 £40,000 -20.00%
Coventry -6 7 £45,000 -30.76%
Staffordshire -6 5 £24,500 -51.00% 1
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 89 (88.12%) Microsoft
2 62 (61.39%) Windows
3 61 (60.40%) Active Directory
4 59 (58.42%) MS Exchange
5 54 (53.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 53 (52.48%) Unified Communications
7 48 (47.52%) Exchange Server 2013
8 45 (44.55%) MCSE
8 45 (44.55%) MCITP
9 43 (42.57%) Hyper-V
10 40 (39.60%) Office 365
11 38 (37.62%) Exchange Server 2010
12 37 (36.63%) VMware
13 35 (34.65%) Cisco
14 34 (33.66%) Citrix
15 32 (31.68%) SharePoint
16 31 (30.69%) Windows Server 2012
17 28 (27.72%) SAN
18 27 (26.73%) VMware Infrastructure
19 26 (25.74%) MCTS
20 23 (22.77%) XenDesktop
21 22 (21.78%) MS Office
22 21 (20.79%) Project Management
22 21 (20.79%) NAS
23 19 (18.81%) HP
23 19 (18.81%) SCCM
24 17 (16.83%) Windows Server 2008
25 16 (15.84%) Degree
25 16 (15.84%) Migration
26 15 (14.85%) Technical Architecture

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 59 (58.42%) MS Exchange
2 48 (47.52%) Exchange Server 2013
3 38 (37.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 32 (31.68%) SharePoint
5 15 (14.85%) Office Communications Server
6 14 (13.86%) Exchange Server 2003
7 11 (10.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 7 (6.93%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (5.94%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (4.95%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (3.96%) IIS
12 3 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 22 (21.78%) MS Office
2 12 (11.88%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.97%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.97%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 40 (39.60%) Office 365
2 3 (2.97%) IaaS
3 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 53 (52.48%) Unified Communications
2 28 (27.72%) SAN
3 21 (20.79%) NAS
4 15 (14.85%) DNS
5 10 (9.90%) Firewall
6 8 (7.92%) IP Telephony
7 7 (6.93%) DHCP
8 6 (5.94%) Cisco PIX
8 6 (5.94%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (5.94%) TCP/IP
8 6 (5.94%) VoIP
9 5 (4.95%) Internet
9 5 (4.95%) LAN
9 5 (4.95%) WAN
10 4 (3.96%) NetScaler
11 3 (2.97%) Wireless
11 3 (2.97%) PBX
12 1 (0.99%) Reverse Proxy
12 1 (0.99%) Intranet
12 1 (0.99%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.89%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.95%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (4.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.97%) MSI
General
1 3 (2.97%) Finance
2 2 (1.98%) Marketing
3 1 (0.99%) Publishing
3 1 (0.99%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 60 (59.41%) Consultant
2 27 (26.73%) Microsoft Consultant
3 17 (16.83%) Architect
4 14 (13.86%) Exchange Consultant
5 11 (10.89%) Technical Consultant
5 11 (10.89%) Support Engineer
6 8 (7.92%) Analyst
7 7 (6.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (4.95%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 5 (4.95%) Microsoft Specialist
8 5 (4.95%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (3.96%) Infrastructure Team Leader
9 4 (3.96%) IT Support
9 4 (3.96%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (3.96%) IT Support Engineer
9 4 (3.96%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (3.96%) Technical Team Leader
9 4 (3.96%) Team Leader
9 4 (3.96%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.94%) COM
2 4 (3.96%) Software Packaging
3 3 (2.97%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.99%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.92%) Clustering
2 5 (4.95%) Blackberry
3 1 (0.99%) iPad
3 1 (0.99%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 62 (61.39%) Windows
2 31 (30.69%) Windows Server 2012
3 17 (16.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (12.87%) Windows 8
5 9 (8.91%) Windows XP
6 6 (5.94%) Windows 7
7 5 (4.95%) Apple iOS
8 4 (3.96%) Windows Phone
8 4 (3.96%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.99%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (20.79%) Project Management
2 16 (15.84%) Migration
3 15 (14.85%) Technical Architecture
4 14 (13.86%) Technical Analysis
5 9 (8.91%) ITIL
6 6 (5.94%) Change Control
6 6 (5.94%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (4.95%) Service Delivery
7 5 (4.95%) Change Management
8 4 (3.96%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (3.96%) Strategic Planning
9 3 (2.97%) Data Protection
10 2 (1.98%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (1.98%) B2B
10 2 (1.98%) CRM
10 2 (1.98%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (1.98%) Requirements Analysis
10 2 (1.98%) Use Case
11 1 (0.99%) User Acceptance Testing
11 1 (0.99%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.98%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.99%) SQL
Qualifications
1 54 (53.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (44.55%) MCSE
2 45 (44.55%) MCITP
3 26 (25.74%) MCTS
4 16 (15.84%) Degree
5 15 (14.85%) MCSA
6 9 (8.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (7.92%) CCEE
7 8 (7.92%) CCA
7 8 (7.92%) Citrix Certification
8 7 (6.93%) Security Cleared
9 6 (5.94%) SC Cleared
10 5 (4.95%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (2.97%) CCNP
12 1 (0.99%) MCP
12 1 (0.99%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.97%) SLA
2 1 (0.99%) QA
System Software
1 61 (60.40%) Active Directory
2 43 (42.57%) Hyper-V
3 27 (26.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (22.77%) XenDesktop
5 12 (11.88%) XenApp
6 6 (5.94%) Forefront TMG
6 6 (5.94%) IAG
6 6 (5.94%) UAG
6 6 (5.94%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (4.95%) ISA Server
7 5 (4.95%) vSphere
8 4 (3.96%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.99%) Xen
9 1 (0.99%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (18.81%) SCCM
2 12 (11.88%) SCOM
3 9 (8.91%) SCDPM
4 6 (5.94%) Cacti
4 6 (5.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 6 (5.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 6 (5.94%) WSUS
5 5 (4.95%) SCVMM
6 4 (3.96%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 89 (88.12%) Microsoft
2 37 (36.63%) VMware
3 35 (34.65%) Cisco
4 34 (33.66%) Citrix
5 19 (18.81%) HP
6 15 (14.85%) NetApp
6 15 (14.85%) Avaya
7 14 (13.86%) Dialogic
7 14 (13.86%) Nortel
7 14 (13.86%) Mitel
8 6 (5.94%) SolarWinds
8 6 (5.94%) EMC
8 6 (5.94%) CheckPoint
8 6 (5.94%) Symantec
9 5 (4.95%) Apple
10 4 (3.96%) Dell
11 3 (2.97%) IBM
12 1 (0.99%) Juniper
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