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 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 195 156 169
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +13
Permanent jobs citing Lync 32 61 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.55% 1.12% 0.89%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.01% 5.66% 4.73%
Number of salaries quoted 18 56 34
Average salary £61,250 £45,000 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.11% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,050 £39,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,250 £55,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -5.26%
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
1064 1077 1015
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.43% 19.83% 18.80%
Number of salaries quoted 884 922 857
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,300 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 1 July 2015.

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 1 July 2015. 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 27 £62,500 +19.04% 3
West Bromwich - 2 - -
Staffordshire +12 1 £35,500 +57.77%
Coventry -28 1 £37,500 -6.25%
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 54 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 32 (53.33%) VMware
3 31 (51.67%) SQL
4 25 (41.67%) Active Directory
4 25 (41.67%) SCCM
5 23 (38.33%) MS Excel
6 21 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 19 (31.67%) MS Exchange
7 19 (31.67%) ITIL
7 19 (31.67%) Windows
8 17 (28.33%) Office 365
9 14 (23.33%) SharePoint
10 13 (21.67%) NetApp
11 12 (20.00%) EMC
11 12 (20.00%) Citrix
12 11 (18.33%) SC Cleared
12 11 (18.33%) Security Cleared
12 11 (18.33%) 3PAR
12 11 (18.33%) Microsoft Azure
13 10 (16.67%) Unified Communications
13 10 (16.67%) Incident Management
13 10 (16.67%) VMware Workstation
13 10 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
13 10 (16.67%) MCSE
14 9 (15.00%) SCOM
14 9 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
14 9 (15.00%) Hyper-V
15 8 (13.33%) Migration
15 8 (13.33%) SAN
16 7 (11.67%) ITIL Certification

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 19 (31.67%) MS Exchange
2 14 (23.33%) SharePoint
3 9 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (11.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 23 (38.33%) MS Excel
2 6 (10.00%) MS Office
3 1 (1.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (28.33%) Office 365
2 11 (18.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (10.00%) IaaS
4 3 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.67%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.67%) Unified Communications
2 8 (13.33%) SAN
3 6 (10.00%) DNS
4 4 (6.67%) Skype
4 4 (6.67%) DHCP
5 3 (5.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (5.00%) LAN
6 2 (3.33%) WAN
6 2 (3.33%) Network Security
6 2 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (3.33%) Wireless
6 2 (3.33%) VLAN
7 1 (1.67%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (1.67%) Wireshark
7 1 (1.67%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.67%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.67%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.67%) MPLS
7 1 (1.67%) VPN
7 1 (1.67%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 7 (11.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.33%) Finance
3 1 (1.67%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (28.33%) Consultant
2 11 (18.33%) Architect
3 10 (16.67%) Technical Leader
4 9 (15.00%) Technical Consultant
5 6 (10.00%) Support Analyst
5 6 (10.00%) Help Desk Analyst
5 6 (10.00%) Analyst
5 6 (10.00%) IT Consultant
5 6 (10.00%) Help Desk Support
5 6 (10.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 6 (10.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 5 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (6.67%) Administrator
7 4 (6.67%) Enterprise Architect
8 3 (5.00%) Project Manager
9 2 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) IT Administrator
9 2 (3.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) Technical Design Authority
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.67%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.67%) GIS
2 3 (5.00%) Replication
2 3 (5.00%) Private Cloud
2 3 (5.00%) Public Cloud
2 3 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.33%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.67%) HP Storage
4 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.67%) Clustering
4 1 (1.67%) Statistics
4 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 19 (31.67%) Windows
2 6 (10.00%) AIX
2 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.67%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (31.67%) ITIL
2 10 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 8 (13.33%) Migration
4 6 (10.00%) Information Security
5 5 (8.33%) TOGAF
5 5 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (6.67%) Business Development
6 4 (6.67%) Service Management
6 4 (6.67%) ITSM
7 3 (5.00%) Project Management
7 3 (5.00%) Change Management
7 3 (5.00%) PRINCE2
7 3 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (5.00%) Mentoring
8 2 (3.33%) Six Sigma
8 2 (3.33%) CRM
8 2 (3.33%) Customer Engagement
9 1 (1.67%) ITIL V3
9 1 (1.67%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 31 (51.67%) SQL
2 4 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.33%) VBScript
3 2 (3.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (18.33%) SC Cleared
1 11 (18.33%) Security Cleared
2 10 (16.67%) MCSE
2 10 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (11.67%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (10.00%) CCA
4 6 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
5 5 (8.33%) MCSA
6 3 (5.00%) CCNP
6 3 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (5.00%) CCVP
6 3 (5.00%) MCITP
6 3 (5.00%) HP MASE
7 2 (3.33%) NCIE
7 2 (3.33%) HP ASE
8 1 (1.67%) Degree
8 1 (1.67%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.67%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 25 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 21 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (16.67%) VMware Workstation
4 9 (15.00%) Hyper-V
5 7 (11.67%) XenApp
6 4 (6.67%) XenDesktop
6 4 (6.67%) Terminal Services
7 3 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 25 (41.67%) SCCM
2 9 (15.00%) SCOM
3 6 (10.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (3.33%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.67%) Windows Intune
6 1 (1.67%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 54 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 32 (53.33%) VMware
3 13 (21.67%) NetApp
4 12 (20.00%) EMC
4 12 (20.00%) Citrix
5 11 (18.33%) 3PAR
6 7 (11.67%) Cisco
7 5 (8.33%) Dell
8 4 (6.67%) HP
8 4 (6.67%) Avaya
8 4 (6.67%) Computacenter
9 3 (5.00%) Aruba
9 3 (5.00%) Mitel
9 3 (5.00%) CheckPoint
9 3 (5.00%) Symantec
9 3 (5.00%) Sophos
10 2 (3.33%) Autodesk
10 2 (3.33%) BT
10 2 (3.33%) CommVault
10 2 (3.33%) IBM
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