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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 193 155 157
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +2
Permanent jobs citing Lync 22 25 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.43% 0.60% 0.83%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.15% 3.82% 3.94%
Number of salaries quoted 20 22 31
Average salary £57,500 £47,500 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.05% -17.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £25,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £54,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-4.44% -
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
1024 654 989
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.25% 15.58% 20.96%
Number of salaries quoted 879 544 864
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 -18 17 £57,500 +15.00% 2
Coventry -17 4 £60,000 +20.00% 2
Worcestershire - 3 £47,500 -
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 61 (84.72%) Microsoft
2 40 (55.56%) MS Exchange
3 39 (54.17%) Active Directory
4 31 (43.06%) Windows
5 30 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 29 (40.28%) Exchange Server 2013
7 22 (30.56%) Hyper-V
8 21 (29.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (29.17%) Office 365
9 20 (27.78%) VMware
9 20 (27.78%) MS Excel
10 19 (26.39%) SharePoint
10 19 (26.39%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (25.00%) Unified Communications
11 18 (25.00%) SC Cleared
11 18 (25.00%) Security Cleared
11 18 (25.00%) ITIL
12 17 (23.61%) Microsoft Certification
13 16 (22.22%) SAN
14 15 (20.83%) MCSE
15 14 (19.44%) Cisco
16 13 (18.06%) Citrix
16 13 (18.06%) Exchange Server 2007
16 13 (18.06%) XenApp
16 13 (18.06%) Microsoft Azure
17 11 (15.28%) VMware Infrastructure
17 11 (15.28%) Windows Server 2003
17 11 (15.28%) HP
18 10 (13.89%) Change Management
18 10 (13.89%) SCCM

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 40 (55.56%) MS Exchange
2 30 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (40.28%) Exchange Server 2013
4 19 (26.39%) SharePoint
5 13 (18.06%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (6.94%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (6.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (2.78%) IIS
8 2 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 20 (27.78%) MS Excel
2 7 (9.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (4.17%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 21 (29.17%) Office 365
2 13 (18.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.39%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (25.00%) Unified Communications
2 16 (22.22%) SAN
3 7 (9.72%) Wireless
4 6 (8.33%) DNS
5 5 (6.94%) FTP
6 4 (5.56%) iSCSI
7 3 (4.17%) DHCP
7 3 (4.17%) TCP/IP
7 3 (4.17%) IP Telephony
8 2 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (2.78%) Firewall
8 2 (2.78%) WAN
8 2 (2.78%) LAN
8 2 (2.78%) MPLS
8 2 (2.78%) Internet
8 2 (2.78%) Network Security
8 2 (2.78%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (2.78%) NAS
9 1 (1.39%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.39%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (4.17%) Finance
2 1 (1.39%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.39%) Advertising
2 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (29.17%) Consultant
2 11 (15.28%) Messaging Engineer
3 9 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
4 8 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 7 (9.72%) Team Leader
6 5 (6.94%) Architect
6 5 (6.94%) Technical Team Leader
6 5 (6.94%) Senior Support Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) Infrastructure Team Leader
7 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Consultant
8 3 (4.17%) IT Consultant
8 3 (4.17%) Developer
8 3 (4.17%) Project Manager
8 3 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (4.17%) Administrator
8 3 (4.17%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 3 (4.17%) Enterprise Architect
8 3 (4.17%) Infrastructure Manager
9 2 (2.78%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 2 (2.78%) Pre Sales Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.17%) jQuery
2 2 (2.78%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.39%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.94%) Clustering
2 4 (5.56%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.78%) Replication
3 2 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.39%) Statistics
4 1 (1.39%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.39%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 31 (43.06%) Windows
2 21 (29.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (26.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (15.28%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (8.33%) Windows XP
6 4 (5.56%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.78%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.39%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (25.00%) ITIL
2 10 (13.89%) Change Management
3 9 (12.50%) CRM
4 8 (11.11%) Use Case
5 7 (9.72%) Mentoring
6 5 (6.94%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (6.94%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (6.94%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (6.94%) Service Delivery
7 4 (5.56%) TOGAF
7 4 (5.56%) Migration
7 4 (5.56%) Change Control
7 4 (5.56%) Line Management
8 3 (4.17%) Customer Engagement
8 3 (4.17%) Performance Management
8 3 (4.17%) PRINCE2
8 3 (4.17%) Software Engineering
9 2 (2.78%) Identity Management
9 2 (2.78%) Project Management
9 2 (2.78%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.33%) SQL
2 3 (4.17%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.17%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.78%) VBScript
3 2 (2.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 18 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (23.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (20.83%) MCSE
4 8 (11.11%) MCSA
5 5 (6.94%) Degree
5 5 (6.94%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (5.56%) CCA
6 4 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (4.17%) VCP4
7 3 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (4.17%) CCNP
7 3 (4.17%) CCVP
8 2 (2.78%) NCIE
8 2 (2.78%) HP ASE
8 2 (2.78%) HP MASE
9 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (1.39%) MCITP
9 1 (1.39%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.94%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 3 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (54.17%) Active Directory
2 22 (30.56%) Hyper-V
3 13 (18.06%) XenApp
4 11 (15.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (11.11%) vSphere
6 7 (9.72%) XenDesktop
7 4 (5.56%) XenServer
8 2 (2.78%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.39%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (1.39%) IAG
9 1 (1.39%) UAG
9 1 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (13.89%) SCCM
2 7 (9.72%) SCDPM
2 7 (9.72%) NetBackup
3 6 (8.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 5 (6.94%) Backup Exec
5 4 (5.56%) SCOM
6 2 (2.78%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (2.78%) WSUS
7 1 (1.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (1.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (1.39%) Cacti
7 1 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 61 (84.72%) Microsoft
2 20 (27.78%) VMware
3 14 (19.44%) Cisco
4 13 (18.06%) Citrix
5 11 (15.28%) HP
6 9 (12.50%) Symantec
7 7 (9.72%) NetApp
8 5 (6.94%) Open-E
8 5 (6.94%) Mitel
9 4 (5.56%) CheckPoint
10 3 (4.17%) Aruba
10 3 (4.17%) Avaya
10 3 (4.17%) EMC
11 2 (2.78%) Sophos
12 1 (1.39%) Lumension
12 1 (1.39%) SolarWinds
12 1 (1.39%) McAfee
12 1 (1.39%) Apple
12 1 (1.39%) Oracle
12 1 (1.39%) Blue Coat
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