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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 177 161 150
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -11
Permanent jobs citing Lync 33 48 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.63% 0.91% 1.12%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.15% 4.82% 5.89%
Number of salaries quoted 25 44 47
Average salary £55,000 £42,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.41% -10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,400 £30,000 £31,700
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £42,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year
-3.52% -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
1047 996 967
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.85% 18.87% 19.02%
Number of salaries quoted 859 856 824
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,550 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -17 25 £62,500 +13.63% 4
Wolverhampton +10 2 £35,000 -26.31% 1
Coventry -23 2 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Staffordshire +10 1 £35,500 +18.33%
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 50 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 30 (54.55%) VMware
3 23 (41.82%) SQL
3 23 (41.82%) MS Excel
4 21 (38.18%) Active Directory
5 20 (36.36%) SCCM
6 18 (32.73%) VMware Infrastructure
6 18 (32.73%) MS Exchange
7 17 (30.91%) Office 365
8 14 (25.45%) Windows
9 13 (23.64%) SC Cleared
9 13 (23.64%) Security Cleared
9 13 (23.64%) Exchange Server 2010
10 12 (21.82%) Exchange Server 2013
10 12 (21.82%) ITIL
10 12 (21.82%) Citrix
11 11 (20.00%) NetApp
11 11 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
12 10 (18.18%) Unified Communications
12 10 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (18.18%) EMC
13 9 (16.36%) SharePoint
13 9 (16.36%) MCSE
13 9 (16.36%) 3PAR
14 8 (14.55%) VMware Workstation
14 8 (14.55%) Migration
14 8 (14.55%) Incident Management
15 7 (12.73%) Windows Server 2008
15 7 (12.73%) MS Office
15 7 (12.73%) DNS

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 18 (32.73%) MS Exchange
2 13 (23.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (21.82%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (16.36%) SharePoint
5 3 (5.45%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (5.45%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (5.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 23 (41.82%) MS Excel
2 7 (12.73%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (30.91%) Office 365
2 11 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (7.27%) IaaS
4 3 (5.45%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.82%) Symantec.cloud
5 1 (1.82%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.18%) Unified Communications
2 7 (12.73%) DNS
2 7 (12.73%) SAN
3 4 (7.27%) DHCP
4 3 (5.45%) LAN
4 3 (5.45%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.64%) WAN
5 2 (3.64%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (3.64%) Wireless
5 2 (3.64%) VLAN
5 2 (3.64%) Network Security
5 2 (3.64%) Skype
6 1 (1.82%) WebEx
6 1 (1.82%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.82%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.82%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (1.82%) Wireshark
6 1 (1.82%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.82%) VPN
6 1 (1.82%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 5 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.64%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.82%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (32.73%) Consultant
2 10 (18.18%) Technical Consultant
3 9 (16.36%) Architect
4 8 (14.55%) Technical Leader
5 6 (10.91%) IT Consultant
5 6 (10.91%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 5 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (7.27%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (7.27%) Administrator
8 2 (3.64%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.64%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) IT Administrator
8 2 (3.64%) Enterprise Architect
8 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Solutions Consultant
8 2 (3.64%) Messaging Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Technical Design Authority
9 1 (1.82%) Lead Enterprise Architect
9 1 (1.82%) Unified Communications Engineer
9 1 (1.82%) Unified Communications Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.27%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.27%) GIS
2 3 (5.45%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.45%) Replication
2 3 (5.45%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.64%) Clustering
3 2 (3.64%) Statistics
3 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.64%) Private Cloud
3 2 (3.64%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.45%) Windows
2 7 (12.73%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (12.73%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.82%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.82%) AIX
3 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.82%) ITIL
2 8 (14.55%) Migration
2 8 (14.55%) Incident Management
3 4 (7.27%) Service Management
3 4 (7.27%) Change Management
3 4 (7.27%) ITSM
3 4 (7.27%) Information Security
3 4 (7.27%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (7.27%) Business Development
4 3 (5.45%) Mentoring
4 3 (5.45%) Customer Engagement
4 3 (5.45%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (3.64%) Six Sigma
5 2 (3.64%) Project Management
5 2 (3.64%) CRM
5 2 (3.64%) PRINCE2
5 2 (3.64%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (3.64%) Asset Management
5 2 (3.64%) TOGAF
5 2 (3.64%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 23 (41.82%) SQL
2 4 (7.27%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.64%) VBScript
3 2 (3.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (23.64%) SC Cleared
1 13 (23.64%) Security Cleared
2 10 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (16.36%) MCSE
4 6 (10.91%) CCA
4 6 (10.91%) Citrix Certification
4 6 (10.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (9.09%) MCSA
6 3 (5.45%) MCITP
6 3 (5.45%) HP MASE
6 3 (5.45%) CCVP
6 3 (5.45%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (5.45%) CCNP
7 2 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (3.64%) Degree
7 2 (3.64%) HP ASE
7 2 (3.64%) NCIE
8 1 (1.82%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (38.18%) Active Directory
2 18 (32.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (14.55%) VMware Workstation
4 7 (12.73%) XenApp
5 6 (10.91%) Hyper-V
6 4 (7.27%) Terminal Services
6 4 (7.27%) XenDesktop
7 3 (5.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (36.36%) SCCM
2 4 (7.27%) SCOM
2 4 (7.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (5.45%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (3.64%) WSUS
4 2 (3.64%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Intune
5 1 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.82%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 50 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 30 (54.55%) VMware
3 12 (21.82%) Citrix
4 11 (20.00%) NetApp
5 10 (18.18%) EMC
6 9 (16.36%) 3PAR
7 6 (10.91%) Cisco
8 4 (7.27%) Symantec
8 4 (7.27%) Avaya
8 4 (7.27%) Dell
8 4 (7.27%) Computacenter
9 3 (5.45%) Aruba
9 3 (5.45%) Mitel
9 3 (5.45%) HP
9 3 (5.45%) CheckPoint
9 3 (5.45%) Sophos
10 2 (3.64%) IPFX
11 1 (1.82%) Lumension
11 1 (1.82%) BT
11 1 (1.82%) IBM
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Orbit
Salary: From £21,970 to £24,411 per annum (depending on experience)
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Rolls Royce
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago