The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 86 99 122
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +23
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 5 3 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.48% 0.23% 0.28%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.99% 1.08% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 4
Median salary £29,000 £30,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.33% -29.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,800 £24,000 £28,150
10% offered a salary of more than £47,800 £46,000 £44,250
UK excluding London median salary £44,317 £41,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -2.94%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Application Platforms Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
167 277 302
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.15% 21.10% 17.18%
Number of salaries quoted 138 242 262
Median salary £34,000 £32,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.61% -23.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £64,800 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Cheshire region citing Skype for Business as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Skype for Business Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Skype for Business
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the Cheshire region.

Skype for Business Salary Trend in Cheshire

Skype for Business
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017.

Skype for Business Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Skype for Business
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Skype for Business within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford - 2 - -
Warrington +17 1 £52,500 +133.33%
Crewe - 1 £22,500 -
Skype for Business
North West

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, IT jobs citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (92.31%) SharePoint
2 12 (92.31%) Office 365
3 10 (76.92%) Windows
4 7 (53.85%) MS Excel
4 7 (53.85%) Skype
5 6 (46.15%) MS Office
5 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
5 6 (46.15%) Power BI
6 5 (38.46%) Windows Server
6 5 (38.46%) Sage X3
6 5 (38.46%) SLA
6 5 (38.46%) Siemens
6 5 (38.46%) VoIP
6 5 (38.46%) Sage
6 5 (38.46%) Asset Management
6 5 (38.46%) OneDrive
6 5 (38.46%) PaperCut
6 5 (38.46%) Apple iOS
6 5 (38.46%) Windows 8
6 5 (38.46%) Line 50
6 5 (38.46%) Android
6 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
7 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (23.08%) Finance
9 2 (15.38%) SCCM
9 2 (15.38%) Time Management
9 2 (15.38%) Citrix
9 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (15.38%) Mac OS

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (92.31%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (53.85%) MS Excel
2 6 (46.15%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Line 50
1 5 (38.46%) Sage X3
2 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (92.31%) Office 365
2 5 (38.46%) OneDrive
3 2 (15.38%) Yammer
4 1 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) Skype
2 5 (38.46%) VoIP
3 2 (15.38%) Firewall
3 2 (15.38%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) Power BI
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
1 5 (38.46%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Technician
1 5 (38.46%) 3rd Line Support
1 5 (38.46%) 3rd Line Support Technician
1 5 (38.46%) IT Support
1 5 (38.46%) IT Support Technician
1 5 (38.46%) IT Technician
1 5 (38.46%) Support Technician
2 3 (23.08%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (23.08%) Help Desk Support
3 2 (15.38%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (15.38%) First Line Help Desk Support
4 1 (7.69%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
4 1 (7.69%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) Collaboration Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Office 365 Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Wintel Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Android
2 5 (38.46%) Apple iOS
2 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
2 5 (38.46%) Windows 8
2 5 (38.46%) Windows Server
3 2 (15.38%) Mac OS
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Asset Management
2 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (15.38%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (15.38%) Process Improvement
2 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
2 2 (15.38%) Time Management
2 2 (15.38%) Web Filtering
3 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.69%) CRM
3 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.69%) MCSA
2 1 (7.69%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) PaperCut
2 2 (15.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) Sage
2 5 (38.46%) Siemens
3 2 (15.38%) Apple
3 2 (15.38%) Citrix
4 1 (7.69%) 3PAR
4 1 (7.69%) EMC
4 1 (7.69%) NetApp
4 1 (7.69%) VMware