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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 190 179 191
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +12
Permanent jobs citing Lync 32 32 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.57% 0.59% 0.27%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.12% 3.23% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 29 20 12
Average salary £41,500 £50,000 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.00% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £35,000 £40,750
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £87,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +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
1027 992 932
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.34% 18.23% 19.24%
Number of salaries quoted 855 877 811
Average salary £37,500 £35,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.63% -5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -8 14 £47,000 -14.54% 3
Solihull +6 6 £37,500 -25.00%
Staffordshire -11 5 £24,500 -51.00% 1
Coventry -20 5 £70,000 - 1
Warwickshire +9 1 £41,500 +18.57%
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (86.41%) Microsoft
2 65 (63.11%) Windows
3 62 (60.19%) MS Exchange
4 60 (58.25%) Active Directory
5 55 (53.40%) Microsoft Certification
6 49 (47.57%) Unified Communications
6 49 (47.57%) Exchange Server 2013
7 44 (42.72%) Hyper-V
7 44 (42.72%) MCSE
8 43 (41.75%) MCITP
9 39 (37.86%) Exchange Server 2010
10 38 (36.89%) VMware
10 38 (36.89%) Cisco
10 38 (36.89%) Citrix
11 37 (35.92%) Office 365
12 32 (31.07%) Windows Server 2012
13 31 (30.10%) SharePoint
14 30 (29.13%) SAN
15 27 (26.21%) VMware Infrastructure
16 25 (24.27%) MCTS
17 24 (23.30%) XenDesktop
18 23 (22.33%) MS Office
19 21 (20.39%) SCCM
20 20 (19.42%) NAS
20 20 (19.42%) Windows Server 2008
20 20 (19.42%) HP
21 19 (18.45%) Project Management
22 16 (15.53%) NetApp
22 16 (15.53%) DNS
23 15 (14.56%) MCSA

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 62 (60.19%) MS Exchange
2 49 (47.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 39 (37.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 31 (30.10%) SharePoint
5 13 (12.62%) Office Communications Server
5 13 (12.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 13 (12.62%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (8.74%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (5.83%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (4.85%) IIS
8 5 (4.85%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 23 (22.33%) MS Office
2 11 (10.68%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.91%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.91%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.97%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 37 (35.92%) Office 365
2 3 (2.91%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (47.57%) Unified Communications
2 30 (29.13%) SAN
3 20 (19.42%) NAS
4 16 (15.53%) DNS
5 9 (8.74%) IP Telephony
5 9 (8.74%) Firewall
6 7 (6.80%) DHCP
6 7 (6.80%) TCP/IP
7 6 (5.83%) LAN
7 6 (5.83%) VoIP
7 6 (5.83%) WAN
7 6 (5.83%) Cisco PIX
7 6 (5.83%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (4.85%) Wireless
8 5 (4.85%) Internet
9 4 (3.88%) NetScaler
10 3 (2.91%) PBX
11 2 (1.94%) iSCSI
12 1 (0.97%) Extranet
12 1 (0.97%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.62%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.80%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (6.80%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.91%) MSI
General
1 4 (3.88%) Finance
2 2 (1.94%) Marketing
3 1 (0.97%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 58 (56.31%) Consultant
2 25 (24.27%) Microsoft Consultant
3 17 (16.50%) Architect
4 13 (12.62%) Support Engineer
4 13 (12.62%) Technical Consultant
5 12 (11.65%) Exchange Consultant
6 9 (8.74%) Analyst
7 7 (6.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (4.85%) Team Leader
8 5 (4.85%) IT Support Engineer
8 5 (4.85%) Technical Team Leader
8 5 (4.85%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 5 (4.85%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (4.85%) Infrastructure Team Leader
8 5 (4.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (4.85%) IT Support
8 5 (4.85%) Microsoft Specialist
9 4 (3.88%) Lead Architect
9 4 (3.88%) Technical Architect
9 4 (3.88%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.83%) COM
2 5 (4.85%) Software Packaging
3 3 (2.91%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.97%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.71%) Clustering
2 7 (6.80%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.97%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 65 (63.11%) Windows
2 32 (31.07%) Windows Server 2012
3 20 (19.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (11.65%) Windows XP
4 12 (11.65%) Windows 8
5 6 (5.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (5.83%) Windows 7
5 6 (5.83%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.91%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (18.45%) Project Management
2 15 (14.56%) Migration
3 13 (12.62%) Technical Architecture
4 12 (11.65%) Technical Analysis
5 9 (8.74%) ITIL
6 7 (6.80%) Change Control
7 6 (5.83%) Network Monitoring
7 6 (5.83%) Change Management
8 5 (4.85%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (3.88%) Strategic Planning
9 4 (3.88%) Service Delivery
10 3 (2.91%) Data Protection
11 2 (1.94%) Requirements Analysis
11 2 (1.94%) Mentoring
11 2 (1.94%) Coaching
11 2 (1.94%) B2B
11 2 (1.94%) CRM
11 2 (1.94%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (1.94%) Use Case
12 1 (0.97%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.94%) SQL
1 2 (1.94%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.97%) VBScript
2 1 (0.97%) VB
Qualifications
1 55 (53.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (42.72%) MCSE
3 43 (41.75%) MCITP
4 25 (24.27%) MCTS
5 15 (14.56%) MCSA
6 14 (13.59%) Degree
7 10 (9.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (8.74%) CCA
8 9 (8.74%) Citrix Certification
9 8 (7.77%) CCEE
10 7 (6.80%) SC Cleared
10 7 (6.80%) Security Cleared
11 5 (4.85%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (2.91%) CCNP
13 1 (0.97%) CCNA
13 1 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.91%) SLA
2 1 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.97%) QA
System Software
1 60 (58.25%) Active Directory
2 44 (42.72%) Hyper-V
3 27 (26.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (23.30%) XenDesktop
5 15 (14.56%) XenApp
6 8 (7.77%) vSphere
7 6 (5.83%) Forefront TMG
7 6 (5.83%) IAG
7 6 (5.83%) UAG
7 6 (5.83%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (4.85%) ISA Server
8 5 (4.85%) VMware ESX
9 2 (1.94%) XenServer
10 1 (0.97%) Xen
Systems Management
1 21 (20.39%) SCCM
2 14 (13.59%) SCOM
3 10 (9.71%) SCDPM
4 6 (5.83%) Cacti
4 6 (5.83%) WSUS
4 6 (5.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 5 (4.85%) SCVMM
5 5 (4.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (3.88%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.97%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 89 (86.41%) Microsoft
2 38 (36.89%) Cisco
2 38 (36.89%) Citrix
2 38 (36.89%) VMware
3 20 (19.42%) HP
4 16 (15.53%) NetApp
5 15 (14.56%) Mitel
5 15 (14.56%) Avaya
6 14 (13.59%) Nortel
6 14 (13.59%) Dialogic
7 7 (6.80%) Symantec
7 7 (6.80%) EMC
8 6 (5.83%) Apple
8 6 (5.83%) CheckPoint
8 6 (5.83%) SolarWinds
9 4 (3.88%) Dell
10 3 (2.91%) IBM
11 1 (0.97%) Juniper
11 1 (0.97%) Open-E
11 1 (0.97%) Sophos
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Car
Posted: 18 hours ago
Coventry
Trinity
Salary: £36,000 - £42,000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Realistic OTE
Posted: 25 days ago