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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 160 162 136
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -26
Permanent jobs citing Lync 48 44 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.88% 0.88% 1.28%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.48% 4.73% 6.59%
Number of salaries quoted 48 34 56
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,600 £24,400 £37,250
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
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
1071 931 925
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.55% 18.69% 19.48%
Number of salaries quoted 967 772 837
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £24,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -4 29 £50,000 +2.56% 1
Coventry -10 10 £42,000 -21.86% 1
Staffordshire 0 3 £29,000 +16.00% 1
Solihull -9 3 £37,500 +76.47%
Walsall - 2 £45,000 -
Warwickshire - 2 £47,500 - 1
West Bromwich - 1 £70,000 -
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 71 (85.54%) Microsoft
2 54 (65.06%) Active Directory
3 52 (62.65%) Windows
4 48 (57.83%) MS Exchange
5 40 (48.19%) Hyper-V
6 37 (44.58%) Exchange Server 2013
7 33 (39.76%) Exchange Server 2010
8 30 (36.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 27 (32.53%) Microsoft Certification
10 26 (31.33%) SharePoint
10 26 (31.33%) Office 365
11 25 (30.12%) Windows Server 2008
11 25 (30.12%) Citrix
11 25 (30.12%) VMware
12 24 (28.92%) Unified Communications
13 23 (27.71%) MCSE
14 22 (26.51%) SAN
15 19 (22.89%) Cisco
16 17 (20.48%) XenDesktop
16 17 (20.48%) VMware Infrastructure
17 16 (19.28%) XenApp
17 16 (19.28%) MS Excel
18 15 (18.07%) Windows Server 2003
18 15 (18.07%) SCCM
19 14 (16.87%) Windows XP
19 14 (16.87%) HP
20 13 (15.66%) ITIL
20 13 (15.66%) MS Office
20 13 (15.66%) MCITP
20 13 (15.66%) Exchange Server 2007

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 48 (57.83%) MS Exchange
2 37 (44.58%) Exchange Server 2013
3 33 (39.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 26 (31.33%) SharePoint
5 13 (15.66%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (9.64%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (8.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (7.23%) IIS
8 6 (7.23%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (4.82%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (3.61%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (2.41%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 16 (19.28%) MS Excel
2 13 (15.66%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (9.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.61%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 26 (31.33%) Office 365
2 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.41%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (28.92%) Unified Communications
2 22 (26.51%) SAN
3 10 (12.05%) NAS
4 9 (10.84%) DNS
5 8 (9.64%) IP Telephony
6 7 (8.43%) Wireless
7 6 (7.23%) Internet
7 6 (7.23%) TCP/IP
7 6 (7.23%) LAN
7 6 (7.23%) WAN
8 5 (6.02%) FTP
9 4 (4.82%) iSCSI
9 4 (4.82%) NetScaler
10 2 (2.41%) Firewall
10 2 (2.41%) DHCP
10 2 (2.41%) PBX
11 1 (1.20%) VoIP
11 1 (1.20%) VPN
11 1 (1.20%) MPLS
11 1 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.25%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.43%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (8.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 2 (2.41%) Finance
2 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.20%) Advertising
2 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (26.51%) Consultant
2 13 (15.66%) Support Engineer
3 12 (14.46%) Architect
4 11 (13.25%) Team Leader
4 11 (13.25%) Microsoft Consultant
4 11 (13.25%) Messaging Engineer
5 9 (10.84%) Technical Team Leader
6 8 (9.64%) Infrastructure Team Leader
7 6 (7.23%) Technical Consultant
8 5 (6.02%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (6.02%) Senior Support Engineer
8 5 (6.02%) Lead Architect
8 5 (6.02%) Exchange Consultant
9 4 (4.82%) IT Support
9 4 (4.82%) IT Support Engineer
10 3 (3.61%) Infrastructure Manager
10 3 (3.61%) Enterprise Architect
10 3 (3.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (3.61%) 3rd Line Support
10 3 (3.61%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.23%) Software Packaging
2 3 (3.61%) jQuery
3 1 (1.20%) COM
3 1 (1.20%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.64%) Clustering
2 6 (7.23%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.20%) Replication
3 1 (1.20%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.20%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 52 (62.65%) Windows
2 30 (36.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 25 (30.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (18.07%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (16.87%) Windows XP
6 11 (13.25%) Windows 8
7 9 (10.84%) Windows 7
8 5 (6.02%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.20%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (15.66%) ITIL
2 11 (13.25%) Change Management
3 8 (9.64%) Service Delivery
3 8 (9.64%) CRM
3 8 (9.64%) Use Case
4 7 (8.43%) Change Control
4 7 (8.43%) Migration
5 6 (7.23%) Technical Analysis
5 6 (7.23%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (6.02%) Mentoring
6 5 (6.02%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (6.02%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (6.02%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (4.82%) Strategic Planning
7 4 (4.82%) TOGAF
7 4 (4.82%) Project Management
7 4 (4.82%) Line Management
8 3 (3.61%) Performance Management
8 3 (3.61%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (3.61%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.61%) JavaScript
1 3 (3.61%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.41%) SQL
3 1 (1.20%) VBScript
3 1 (1.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (32.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (27.71%) MCSE
3 13 (15.66%) MCITP
4 12 (14.46%) SC Cleared
4 12 (14.46%) Security Cleared
5 10 (12.05%) MCTS
5 10 (12.05%) MCSA
6 9 (10.84%) Degree
7 4 (4.82%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (3.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (3.61%) CCA
8 3 (3.61%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (2.41%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (2.41%) CCEE
10 1 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (1.20%) CCNP
10 1 (1.20%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.02%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 3 (3.61%) SLA
2 3 (3.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 54 (65.06%) Active Directory
2 40 (48.19%) Hyper-V
3 17 (20.48%) XenDesktop
3 17 (20.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (19.28%) XenApp
5 12 (14.46%) vSphere
6 6 (7.23%) VMware ESX
7 4 (4.82%) XenServer
8 1 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.20%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (1.20%) IAG
8 1 (1.20%) UAG
Systems Management
1 15 (18.07%) SCCM
2 13 (15.66%) SCDPM
3 9 (10.84%) SCOM
4 6 (7.23%) NetBackup
4 6 (7.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 5 (6.02%) Backup Exec
6 4 (4.82%) AppDNA
7 3 (3.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (2.41%) SCVMM
9 1 (1.20%) Cacti
9 1 (1.20%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (1.20%) WSUS
9 1 (1.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 71 (85.54%) Microsoft
2 25 (30.12%) Citrix
2 25 (30.12%) VMware
3 19 (22.89%) Cisco
4 14 (16.87%) HP
5 8 (9.64%) NetApp
5 8 (9.64%) Symantec
6 5 (6.02%) Open-E
6 5 (6.02%) Apple
7 3 (3.61%) IBM
8 2 (2.41%) EMC
8 2 (2.41%) Mitel
9 1 (1.20%) Blue Coat
9 1 (1.20%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.20%) Lumension
9 1 (1.20%) Oracle
9 1 (1.20%) McAfee
9 1 (1.20%) Sophos
9 1 (1.20%) CheckPoint
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Rolls Royce
Posted: 11 hours ago
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Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 15 hours ago
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Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Wolverhampton
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
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Salary: £38000 - £43000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago