The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 152 142 179
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +37
Permanent jobs citing Lync 45 60 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.91% 1.20% 0.30%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.56% 5.87% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 42 49 12
Average salary £47,500 £57,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.39% +27.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £70,000 £59,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +11.76%
Application Platforms Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
810 1022 871
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.38% 20.40% 18.60%
Number of salaries quoted 707 882 763
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Lync
England

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 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +7 25 £55,000 +2.32% 3
Coventry +8 14 £40,000 -33.33% 1
Staffordshire 0 3 £37,500 +70.45%
Shropshire +3 1 £30,000 +30.43%
Solihull -3 1 £22,500 -43.75%
Wolverhampton -10 1 £47,500 -32.14%
Herefordshire - 1 £27,500 -
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 62 (76.54%) Microsoft
2 53 (65.43%) Windows
3 49 (60.49%) Active Directory
4 46 (56.79%) MS Exchange
5 35 (43.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 35 (43.21%) Unified Communications
6 33 (40.74%) Office 365
6 33 (40.74%) SharePoint
7 30 (37.04%) MS Excel
8 28 (34.57%) MCSE
8 28 (34.57%) Exchange Server 2013
9 27 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
9 27 (33.33%) Cisco
10 26 (32.10%) MS Office
10 26 (32.10%) VMware
11 25 (30.86%) MCITP
12 24 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
13 23 (28.40%) Windows Server 2008
14 22 (27.16%) SCCM
15 21 (25.93%) Hyper-V
16 18 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
17 17 (20.99%) Migration
17 17 (20.99%) HP
17 17 (20.99%) Citrix
17 17 (20.99%) SAN
18 15 (18.52%) ITIL
18 15 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2003
19 14 (17.28%) Firewall
20 13 (16.05%) DNS
20 13 (16.05%) NetApp

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 46 (56.79%) MS Exchange
2 33 (40.74%) SharePoint
3 28 (34.57%) Exchange Server 2013
4 27 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2003
6 12 (14.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 11 (13.58%) Office Communications Server
8 9 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (6.17%) IIS
9 5 (6.17%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (6.17%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (2.47%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (1.23%) IBM Notes
11 1 (1.23%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 30 (37.04%) MS Excel
2 26 (32.10%) MS Office
3 3 (3.70%) MS Visio
3 3 (3.70%) AutoCAD
3 3 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.47%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 5 (6.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (40.74%) Office 365
2 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (43.21%) Unified Communications
2 17 (20.99%) SAN
3 14 (17.28%) Firewall
4 13 (16.05%) DNS
5 11 (13.58%) DHCP
6 9 (11.11%) Wireless
6 9 (11.11%) NAS
7 8 (9.88%) VoIP
8 7 (8.64%) VPN
9 6 (7.41%) Cisco PIX
9 6 (7.41%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (7.41%) TCP/IP
9 6 (7.41%) SSL
10 4 (4.94%) LAN
10 4 (4.94%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (2.47%) Reverse Proxy
11 2 (2.47%) Structured Cabling
11 2 (2.47%) MPLS
11 2 (2.47%) Internet
11 2 (2.47%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.58%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.94%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (4.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.70%) MSI
General
1 3 (3.70%) Marketing
2 2 (2.47%) Retail
2 2 (2.47%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.47%) Law
2 2 (2.47%) Legal
2 2 (2.47%) Advertising
2 2 (2.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 37 (45.68%) Consultant
2 13 (16.05%) Microsoft Consultant
3 10 (12.35%) Analyst
3 10 (12.35%) Technical Consultant
4 9 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 9 (11.11%) Architect
5 7 (8.64%) Exchange Consultant
6 6 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (7.41%) Technical Architect
6 6 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (4.94%) Administrator
7 4 (4.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.70%) Business Consultant
8 3 (3.70%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 3 (3.70%) Support Analyst
8 3 (3.70%) Business Intelligence Consultant
8 3 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.70%) Business Analyst
8 3 (3.70%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
9 2 (2.47%) Solutions Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.41%) COM
2 3 (3.70%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.23%) XMPP
3 1 (1.23%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (1.23%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.64%) Clustering
2 4 (4.94%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (2.47%) iPhone
3 2 (2.47%) iPad
3 2 (2.47%) CLARiiON
4 1 (1.23%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 53 (65.43%) Windows
2 23 (28.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (16.05%) Windows 8
5 12 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (7.41%) Windows 7
7 5 (6.17%) Windows XP
8 4 (4.94%) Windows Phone
9 2 (2.47%) Android
9 2 (2.47%) Mac OS X Server
10 1 (1.23%) UNIX
10 1 (1.23%) AIX
10 1 (1.23%) HPUX
10 1 (1.23%) Solaris
10 1 (1.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.99%) Migration
2 15 (18.52%) ITIL
3 11 (13.58%) Project Management
4 7 (8.64%) Technical Architecture
5 6 (7.41%) Network Monitoring
5 6 (7.41%) Technical Analysis
5 6 (7.41%) CRM
6 5 (6.17%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (6.17%) Change Control
7 4 (4.94%) Time Management
7 4 (4.94%) PRINCE2
8 3 (3.70%) Service Management
8 3 (3.70%) Problem Management
8 3 (3.70%) Load Balancing
9 2 (2.47%) Integration Testing
9 2 (2.47%) Use Case
9 2 (2.47%) Network Load Balancing
9 2 (2.47%) Requirements Analysis
9 2 (2.47%) Budget Control
9 2 (2.47%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.17%) SQL
2 3 (3.70%) VBScript
2 3 (3.70%) VB
2 3 (3.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 35 (43.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (34.57%) MCSE
3 25 (30.86%) MCITP
4 10 (12.35%) MCTS
5 8 (9.88%) Degree
5 8 (9.88%) MCSA
6 7 (8.64%) MCP
7 6 (7.41%) Microsoft Certified Master
8 4 (4.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (4.94%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (3.70%) CCNP
9 3 (3.70%) CCNA
9 3 (3.70%) Security Cleared
10 2 (2.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (2.47%) CCIE
11 1 (1.23%) CCVP
11 1 (1.23%) CCDA
11 1 (1.23%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (1.23%) CCEA
11 1 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.94%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (60.49%) Active Directory
2 24 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (25.93%) Hyper-V
4 8 (9.88%) XenApp
5 7 (8.64%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (8.64%) XenDesktop
6 6 (7.41%) Forefront TMG
6 6 (7.41%) IAG
6 6 (7.41%) UAG
7 5 (6.17%) ISA Server
8 3 (3.70%) BlackBerry Internet Service
9 2 (2.47%) Xen
10 1 (1.23%) VMware ESX
10 1 (1.23%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (1.23%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (27.16%) SCCM
2 8 (9.88%) WSUS
3 7 (8.64%) SCOM
4 6 (7.41%) Cacti
4 6 (7.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (3.70%) MIMEsweeper
5 3 (3.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (2.47%) SCVMM
6 2 (2.47%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (2.47%) SCDPM
6 2 (2.47%) SCOrch
6 2 (2.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (2.47%) SCSM
Vendors
1 62 (76.54%) Microsoft
2 27 (33.33%) Cisco
3 26 (32.10%) VMware
4 17 (20.99%) HP
4 17 (20.99%) Citrix
5 13 (16.05%) NetApp
6 10 (12.35%) EMC
7 9 (11.11%) Avaya
7 9 (11.11%) Mitel
8 7 (8.64%) Dell
9 6 (7.41%) SolarWinds
9 6 (7.41%) Symantec
9 6 (7.41%) CheckPoint
10 5 (6.17%) Nortel
10 5 (6.17%) Dialogic
11 3 (3.70%) McAfee
11 3 (3.70%) RightFax
12 2 (2.47%) Veeam
12 2 (2.47%) Polycom
13 1 (1.23%) Lotus
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + benefits/commission
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: To £55,000 + Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £65K basic + 5K Car Allow + Excellent bonus and Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £60K basic + 5K Car Allow + Excellent bonus and Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago