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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 190 148 147
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -1
Permanent jobs citing Lync 29 44 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.55% 0.90% 1.18%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.64% 5.29% 5.87%
Number of salaries quoted 27 41 49
Average salary £55,000 £47,500 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% -17.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £42,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year
+1.17% -8.60%
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
1097 831 1023
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.64% 16.92% 20.11%
Number of salaries quoted 921 727 893
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -15 21 £62,500 +13.63% 4
Coventry -30 3 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Worcestershire - 3 £47,500 -
Wolverhampton +8 2 £35,000 -26.31%
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 57 (91.94%) Microsoft
2 28 (45.16%) VMware
3 27 (43.55%) Active Directory
4 26 (41.94%) MS Exchange
5 20 (32.26%) MS Excel
5 20 (32.26%) Exchange Server 2010
6 19 (30.65%) Office 365
7 18 (29.03%) Exchange Server 2013
7 18 (29.03%) Windows
8 17 (27.42%) ITIL
8 17 (27.42%) SC Cleared
8 17 (27.42%) Security Cleared
8 17 (27.42%) VMware Infrastructure
9 15 (24.19%) SQL
10 13 (20.97%) SCCM
10 13 (20.97%) Unified Communications
11 11 (17.74%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (17.74%) Microsoft Azure
11 11 (17.74%) SharePoint
11 11 (17.74%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (16.13%) Citrix
12 10 (16.13%) MCSE
12 10 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (16.13%) Hyper-V
12 10 (16.13%) XenApp
13 8 (12.90%) NetApp
13 8 (12.90%) HP
13 8 (12.90%) XenDesktop
14 7 (11.29%) Mentoring
14 7 (11.29%) EMC

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 26 (41.94%) MS Exchange
2 20 (32.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (29.03%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (17.74%) SharePoint
5 5 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 20 (32.26%) MS Excel
2 7 (11.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (30.65%) Office 365
2 11 (17.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (6.45%) Mimecast
4 2 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.61%) IaaS
5 1 (1.61%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (20.97%) Unified Communications
2 7 (11.29%) SAN
3 6 (9.68%) DNS
4 4 (6.45%) FTP
5 3 (4.84%) TCP/IP
5 3 (4.84%) DHCP
6 2 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (3.23%) Wireless
6 2 (3.23%) IP Telephony
6 2 (3.23%) VLAN
6 2 (3.23%) Network Security
7 1 (1.61%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.61%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.61%) Skype
7 1 (1.61%) MPLS
7 1 (1.61%) VPN
7 1 (1.61%) LAN
7 1 (1.61%) PBX
7 1 (1.61%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
1 2 (3.23%) Finance
2 1 (1.61%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 20 (32.26%) Consultant
2 9 (14.52%) Technical Consultant
2 9 (14.52%) Architect
3 8 (12.90%) Messaging Engineer
4 6 (9.68%) IT Consultant
4 6 (9.68%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 5 (8.06%) Technical Leader
5 5 (8.06%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (6.45%) Team Leader
6 4 (6.45%) Administrator
7 3 (4.84%) Technical Team Leader
7 3 (4.84%) Enterprise Architect
8 2 (3.23%) Pre Sales Consultant
8 2 (3.23%) IT Administrator
8 2 (3.23%) Sales Manager
8 2 (3.23%) Exchange Consultant
8 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Consultant
8 2 (3.23%) Solutions Consultant
8 2 (3.23%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.45%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.45%) GIS
2 2 (3.23%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.23%) Private Cloud
2 2 (3.23%) Replication
2 2 (3.23%) Clustering
3 1 (1.61%) Statistics
3 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (29.03%) Windows
2 11 (17.74%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.61%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (27.42%) ITIL
2 7 (11.29%) Change Management
2 7 (11.29%) Migration
2 7 (11.29%) Mentoring
3 5 (8.06%) Incident Management
3 5 (8.06%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (8.06%) Business Development
3 5 (8.06%) Use Case
4 4 (6.45%) TOGAF
4 4 (6.45%) ITSM
4 4 (6.45%) Service Management
4 4 (6.45%) Service Delivery
4 4 (6.45%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (6.45%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (4.84%) Line Management
5 3 (4.84%) Software Engineering
5 3 (4.84%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (3.23%) Identity Management
6 2 (3.23%) PRINCE2
6 2 (3.23%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 15 (24.19%) SQL
2 3 (4.84%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.61%) VBScript
3 1 (1.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (27.42%) SC Cleared
1 17 (27.42%) Security Cleared
2 11 (17.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (16.13%) MCSE
4 5 (8.06%) CCA
4 5 (8.06%) Citrix Certification
4 5 (8.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (6.45%) MCSA
6 3 (4.84%) CCNP
6 3 (4.84%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (4.84%) CCVP
6 3 (4.84%) HP MASE
7 2 (3.23%) NCIE
7 2 (3.23%) HP ASE
7 2 (3.23%) Degree
8 1 (1.61%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (43.55%) Active Directory
2 17 (27.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (16.13%) Hyper-V
3 10 (16.13%) XenApp
4 8 (12.90%) XenDesktop
5 5 (8.06%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (6.45%) Terminal Services
7 2 (3.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (20.97%) SCCM
2 5 (8.06%) NetBackup
3 4 (6.45%) Backup Exec
3 4 (6.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (6.45%) SCDPM
4 2 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (3.23%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.61%) WSUS
5 1 (1.61%) SCOM
5 1 (1.61%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 57 (91.94%) Microsoft
2 28 (45.16%) VMware
3 10 (16.13%) Citrix
4 8 (12.90%) NetApp
4 8 (12.90%) HP
5 7 (11.29%) EMC
5 7 (11.29%) Symantec
6 6 (9.68%) 3PAR
7 5 (8.06%) Cisco
8 4 (6.45%) Dell
8 4 (6.45%) Computacenter
9 3 (4.84%) Aruba
9 3 (4.84%) CheckPoint
9 3 (4.84%) Avaya
9 3 (4.84%) Mitel
10 2 (3.23%) IPFX
10 2 (3.23%) Sophos
11 1 (1.61%) Lumension
11 1 (1.61%) Open-E
11 1 (1.61%) McAfee
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + 55K to 60K + Car All, Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + 25 Days Holiday, Benefits, Pension
Posted: 12 days ago