The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 225 207 218
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +11
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 35 106 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.54% 1.05% 1.16%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.49% 5.39% 5.47%
Number of salaries quoted 31 90 139
Median salary £52,500 £50,875 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.19% +1.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £35,986 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £63,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -1.17%
Skype for Business
London

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

Application Platforms Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
1406 1965 2763
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 21.62% 19.42% 21.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1286 1696 2378
Median salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,900 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of job ads across the City of London 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 the City of London

Skype for Business
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Skype for Business Salary Trend in the City of London

Skype for Business
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the City of London region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016.

Skype for Business Salary Histogram in the City of London

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 75 (87.21%) Windows
2 63 (73.26%) Active Directory
3 62 (72.09%) Windows Server
4 53 (61.63%) Microsoft
5 41 (47.67%) VMware
6 35 (40.70%) MS Exchange
7 32 (37.21%) SharePoint
7 32 (37.21%) SCCM
8 31 (36.05%) Office 365
9 29 (33.72%) Exchange Server 2013
9 29 (33.72%) Skype
10 26 (30.23%) MS Excel
11 23 (26.74%) SQL Server
12 22 (25.58%) ITIL
12 22 (25.58%) Exchange Server 2010
13 21 (24.42%) Citrix
13 21 (24.42%) Cisco
14 20 (23.26%) VMware Infrastructure
15 19 (22.09%) Windows Server 2008
15 19 (22.09%) Finance
15 19 (22.09%) Windows Server 2012
16 18 (20.93%) PowerShell
17 17 (19.77%) Windows 7
18 16 (18.60%) Hyper-V
18 16 (18.60%) SQL
19 15 (17.44%) XenApp
20 14 (16.28%) SharePoint 2013
21 13 (15.12%) Data Centre
21 13 (15.12%) Exchange Server 2007
22 12 (13.95%) Firewall

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 35 (40.70%) MS Exchange
2 32 (37.21%) SharePoint
3 29 (33.72%) Exchange Server 2013
4 22 (25.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (16.28%) SharePoint 2013
6 13 (15.12%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (9.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 7 (8.14%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (3.49%) IIS
10 2 (2.33%) Apache
10 2 (2.33%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (2.33%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (2.33%) Tomcat
11 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 26 (30.23%) MS Excel
2 8 (9.30%) MS Office
3 4 (4.65%) MS Project
4 2 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.16%) Eikon
2 1 (1.16%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 31 (36.05%) Office 365
2 9 (10.47%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (8.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.33%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (2.33%) IaaS
4 2 (2.33%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.16%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (1.16%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 29 (33.72%) Skype
2 12 (13.95%) Firewall
2 12 (13.95%) LAN
2 12 (13.95%) WAN
3 10 (11.63%) Unified Communications
3 10 (11.63%) VoIP
4 9 (10.47%) DNS
5 7 (8.14%) DHCP
6 6 (6.98%) LDAP
6 6 (6.98%) TCP/IP
7 5 (5.81%) CTI
7 5 (5.81%) H.323
7 5 (5.81%) PBX
7 5 (5.81%) VPN
8 4 (4.65%) MPLS
8 4 (4.65%) SAN
8 4 (4.65%) WebEx
9 3 (3.49%) NAS
9 3 (3.49%) Network Security
10 2 (2.33%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (26.74%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.47%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (8.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.16%) TeamCity
1 1 (1.16%) WinDbg
General
1 19 (22.09%) Finance
2 3 (3.49%) Banking
2 3 (3.49%) Law
2 3 (3.49%) Legal
3 2 (2.33%) Electronics
3 2 (2.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.33%) Marketing
3 2 (2.33%) Retail
3 2 (2.33%) Retail Banking
3 2 (2.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.16%) Back Office
4 1 (1.16%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.16%) Front Office
4 1 (1.16%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (16.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (13.95%) Support Engineer
3 11 (12.79%) Active Directory Specialist
4 10 (11.63%) Office 365 Specialist
5 9 (10.47%) Lync Specialist
6 8 (9.30%) Exchange Specialist
6 8 (9.30%) Messaging Specialist
7 7 (8.14%) Analyst
7 7 (8.14%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 7 (8.14%) IT Engineer
7 7 (8.14%) Server Engineer
7 7 (8.14%) Unified Communications Engineer
7 7 (8.14%) VMware Specialist
8 6 (6.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 6 (6.98%) Infrastructure Support
8 6 (6.98%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (5.81%) Field Engineer
9 5 (5.81%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 5 (5.81%) IT Support
9 5 (5.81%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.16%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.12%) Data Centre
2 10 (11.63%) Blackberry
3 9 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (10.47%) Clustering
4 5 (5.81%) IVR
5 4 (4.65%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (3.49%) BYOD
6 3 (3.49%) PMI
7 2 (2.33%) iPad
8 1 (1.16%) EMC VNX
8 1 (1.16%) Handset
8 1 (1.16%) iPhone
8 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.16%) PKI
8 1 (1.16%) Statistics
8 1 (1.16%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 75 (87.21%) Windows
2 62 (72.09%) Windows Server
3 19 (22.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (22.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (19.77%) Windows 7
5 10 (11.63%) Windows 8
6 7 (8.14%) Windows 10
7 5 (5.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (3.49%) Android
9 2 (2.33%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.16%) Linux
10 1 (1.16%) Unix
10 1 (1.16%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (25.58%) ITIL
2 12 (13.95%) Project Management
3 10 (11.63%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (10.47%) Change Management
5 7 (8.14%) Mentoring
5 7 (8.14%) Migration
5 7 (8.14%) PRINCE2
6 6 (6.98%) High Availability
7 5 (5.81%) Configuration Management
7 5 (5.81%) Problem Management
8 4 (4.65%) Data Protection
8 4 (4.65%) Incident Management
8 4 (4.65%) Line Management
8 4 (4.65%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (4.65%) Service Management
9 3 (3.49%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (3.49%) Load Balancing
9 3 (3.49%) Performance Analysis
9 3 (3.49%) Release Management
9 3 (3.49%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (20.93%) PowerShell
2 16 (18.60%) SQL
3 1 (1.16%) C
3 1 (1.16%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (13.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (11.63%) MCSE
3 5 (5.81%) CCNA
3 5 (5.81%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (5.81%) MCITP
3 5 (5.81%) MCSA
4 4 (4.65%) MCP
5 3 (3.49%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (3.49%) PMI Certification
6 2 (2.33%) Degree
6 2 (2.33%) MCDST
6 2 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.16%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.49%) SLA
2 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 63 (73.26%) Active Directory
2 20 (23.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (18.60%) Hyper-V
4 15 (17.44%) XenApp
5 9 (10.47%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (10.47%) XenDesktop
6 3 (3.49%) Firmware
7 2 (2.33%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.33%) vSphere
7 2 (2.33%) XenServer
8 1 (1.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.16%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.16%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.16%) UAG
8 1 (1.16%) Xen
Systems Management
1 32 (37.21%) SCCM
2 9 (10.47%) SCOM
3 8 (9.30%) SCOrch
4 5 (5.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 4 (4.65%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.33%) Backup Exec
6 2 (2.33%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (2.33%) Puppet
7 1 (1.16%) Ansible
7 1 (1.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (1.16%) IBM BigFix
7 1 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.16%) SCVMM
7 1 (1.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (1.16%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 1 (1.16%) Windows Intune
7 1 (1.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 53 (61.63%) Microsoft
2 41 (47.67%) VMware
3 21 (24.42%) Cisco
3 21 (24.42%) Citrix
4 10 (11.63%) Symantec
5 8 (9.30%) Avaya
5 8 (9.30%) CommVault
5 8 (9.30%) NetApp
5 8 (9.30%) Nimble Storage
6 6 (6.98%) HP
7 5 (5.81%) LANDesk
8 4 (4.65%) Veritas
9 3 (3.49%) arcserve
9 3 (3.49%) Google
9 3 (3.49%) Intel Security
9 3 (3.49%) Polycom
9 3 (3.49%) SAP
10 2 (2.33%) Bloomberg
10 2 (2.33%) Reuters
10 2 (2.33%) Sybase