The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 405 365 308
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -57
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 639 875 1032
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.70% 0.85% 0.96%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.84% 4.59% 4.74%
Number of salaries quoted 556 749 872
Median salary £42,500 £41,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% -8.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £27,995
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -16.66%
Skype for Business
UK

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

Application Platforms Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
16625 19050 21795
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 18.13% 18.57% 20.19%
Number of salaries quoted 14284 15901 17810
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £66,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England 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 England

Skype for Business
Salary Trend in England

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

Skype for Business Salary Trend in England

Skype for Business
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the England region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016.

Skype for Business Salary Histogram in England

Skype for Business
Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London -2 318 £45,000 - 27
South East -90 98 £32,750 -18.12% 14
West Midlands +17 53 £50,000 - 6
East of England +13 48 £42,500 +10.38% 6
South West -16 39 £40,000 +29.03% 3
North East +27 26 £37,500 +36.36% 4
Yorkshire -3 23 £42,500 +21.42% 9
East Midlands +13 21 £40,000 +66.66% 3
North West -19 10 £32,750 -12.66% 4
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Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 England region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 970 (70.55%) Microsoft
2 873 (63.49%) Windows
3 783 (56.95%) Active Directory
4 556 (40.44%) Skype
5 499 (36.29%) VMware
6 482 (35.05%) Windows Server
7 478 (34.76%) MS Exchange
8 443 (32.22%) Office 365
9 398 (28.95%) ITIL
10 394 (28.65%) Cisco
11 344 (25.02%) SharePoint
12 334 (24.29%) MS Excel
13 330 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 312 (22.69%) Windows Server 2012
15 290 (21.09%) Windows Server 2008
16 288 (20.95%) Microsoft Certification
17 273 (19.85%) Firewall
18 268 (19.49%) Citrix
19 264 (19.20%) Windows 7
20 262 (19.05%) Hyper-V
21 255 (18.55%) SCCM
22 249 (18.11%) SQL
22 249 (18.11%) SQL Server
23 240 (17.45%) Exchange Server 2010
24 235 (17.09%) Exchange Server 2013
25 232 (16.87%) MS Office
26 227 (16.51%) MCSE
27 207 (15.05%) DNS
28 204 (14.84%) WAN
29 197 (14.33%) LAN

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in England 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
1 478 (34.76%) MS Exchange
2 344 (25.02%) SharePoint
3 240 (17.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 235 (17.09%) Exchange Server 2013
5 91 (6.62%) Exchange Server 2007
6 55 (4.00%) IIS
7 37 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2003
7 37 (2.69%) SharePoint 2013
8 35 (2.55%) Office Communications Server
9 31 (2.25%) SharePoint 2010
10 28 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 10 (0.73%) Apache
12 8 (0.58%) Tomcat
13 7 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2000
14 5 (0.36%) JBoss
14 5 (0.36%) WebSphere
15 4 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
15 4 (0.29%) IBM Notes
15 4 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
16 2 (0.15%) nginx
Applications
1 334 (24.29%) MS Excel
2 232 (16.87%) MS Office
3 22 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (1.09%) MS Project
5 9 (0.65%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.073%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 29 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.36%) Eikon
4 4 (0.29%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.15%) Maximo
6 1 (0.073%) assyst
6 1 (0.073%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.073%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.073%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 443 (32.22%) Office 365
2 194 (14.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 62 (4.51%) Amazon AWS
4 37 (2.69%) OneDrive
5 36 (2.62%) Cloud Computing
6 31 (2.25%) IaaS
7 30 (2.18%) Mimecast
8 27 (1.96%) Yammer
9 23 (1.67%) Azure Active Directory
10 15 (1.09%) GitHub
10 15 (1.09%) PaaS
11 13 (0.95%) SaaS
12 3 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.073%) Amazon Kinesis
13 1 (0.073%) Google Apps
13 1 (0.073%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 556 (40.44%) Skype
2 273 (19.85%) Firewall
3 207 (15.05%) DNS
4 204 (14.84%) WAN
5 197 (14.33%) LAN
6 195 (14.18%) VoIP
7 170 (12.36%) Unified Communications
8 165 (12.00%) TCP/IP
9 163 (11.85%) DHCP
10 157 (11.42%) VPN
11 111 (8.07%) SAN
12 98 (7.13%) PBX
13 93 (6.76%) MPLS
14 72 (5.24%) Wireless
15 66 (4.80%) VLAN
16 57 (4.15%) Cisco ASA
17 43 (3.13%) NetScaler
18 39 (2.84%) LDAP
18 39 (2.84%) Network Security
19 38 (2.76%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 249 (18.11%) SQL Server
2 65 (4.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 53 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (0.65%) MySQL
5 8 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
6 7 (0.51%) Data Mining
6 7 (0.51%) Relational Database
6 7 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (0.36%) Power BI
7 5 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.29%) MS Access
9 3 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.15%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.15%) Big Data
10 2 (0.15%) DB2
11 1 (0.073%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 24 (1.75%) JIRA
2 20 (1.45%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.29%) ClearCase
4 3 (0.22%) Subversion
5 2 (0.15%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.15%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.15%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.073%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 174 (12.65%) Finance
2 116 (8.44%) Telecoms
3 52 (3.78%) Law
4 45 (3.27%) Retail
5 41 (2.98%) Legal
6 33 (2.40%) Manufacturing
7 20 (1.45%) Banking
8 18 (1.31%) Back Office
9 14 (1.02%) Marketing
10 13 (0.95%) French Language
11 12 (0.87%) German Language
12 9 (0.65%) Advertising
12 9 (0.65%) Billing
13 8 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.51%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.51%) Spanish Language
15 6 (0.44%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.36%) Investment Banking
16 5 (0.36%) Publishing
17 4 (0.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 216 (15.71%) Support Engineer
2 183 (13.31%) Analyst
3 161 (11.71%) Consultant
4 137 (9.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 108 (7.85%) IT Support
6 92 (6.69%) Windows Engineer
7 86 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 84 (6.11%) Architect
9 82 (5.96%) 2nd Line Support
10 78 (5.67%) Administrator
11 77 (5.60%) 3rd Line Support
12 75 (5.45%) IT Engineer
13 74 (5.38%) Support Analyst
14 68 (4.95%) Desktop Support
15 62 (4.51%) Lync Engineer
16 59 (4.29%) Desktop Engineer
17 57 (4.15%) Technical Support
18 56 (4.07%) Windows Support Engineer
19 54 (3.93%) IT Support Engineer
20 53 (3.85%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (3.05%) XMPP
2 41 (2.98%) .NET
3 28 (2.04%) Web Services
4 19 (1.38%) REST
5 15 (1.09%) Apache Cordova
5 15 (1.09%) SOAP
6 13 (0.95%) Middleware
7 10 (0.73%) 802.1X
8 6 (0.44%) ASP.NET
8 6 (0.44%) LINQ to SQL
9 5 (0.36%) COM
10 4 (0.29%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (0.29%) VXML
10 4 (0.29%) X-Windows
11 2 (0.15%) J2EE
11 2 (0.15%) JSON
11 2 (0.15%) LAMP
11 2 (0.15%) SAML
11 2 (0.15%) Software Packaging
11 2 (0.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 128 (9.31%) Blackberry
2 99 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
2 99 (7.20%) Video Conferencing
3 98 (7.13%) Data Centre
4 74 (5.38%) Clustering
5 52 (3.78%) Driving Licence
6 33 (2.40%) Computer Science
6 33 (2.40%) IVR
7 32 (2.33%) e-Learning
8 27 (1.96%) Replication
9 22 (1.60%) Statistics
9 22 (1.60%) Virtual Team
10 20 (1.45%) iPad
11 19 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
12 18 (1.31%) Fat Client
12 18 (1.31%) Thin Client
13 17 (1.24%) PKI
14 15 (1.09%) iPhone
14 15 (1.09%) Mathematics
14 15 (1.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 873 (63.49%) Windows
2 482 (35.05%) Windows Server
3 312 (22.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 290 (21.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 264 (19.20%) Windows 7
6 142 (10.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 132 (9.60%) Linux
8 107 (7.78%) Windows 8
9 100 (7.27%) Windows 10
10 75 (5.45%) Android
11 67 (4.87%) Apple iOS
12 55 (4.00%) Mac OS X
13 39 (2.84%) Windows XP
14 28 (2.04%) Unix
15 26 (1.89%) Mac OS
16 20 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 18 (1.31%) Solaris
17 18 (1.31%) Windows Phone
18 16 (1.16%) Windows Vista
19 10 (0.73%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 398 (28.95%) ITIL
2 108 (7.85%) Migration
3 99 (7.20%) Presales
4 92 (6.69%) Service Delivery
5 88 (6.40%) Project Management
6 83 (6.04%) Change Management
7 73 (5.31%) Incident Management
7 73 (5.31%) Mentoring
8 63 (4.58%) Agile Software Development
9 62 (4.51%) PRINCE2
10 61 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
11 57 (4.15%) Service Management
12 51 (3.71%) Problem Management
13 49 (3.56%) CRM
14 46 (3.35%) Mobile Device Management
15 43 (3.13%) Information Security
16 41 (2.98%) Coaching
17 40 (2.91%) Change Control
17 40 (2.91%) Continuous Improvement
17 40 (2.91%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 249 (18.11%) SQL
2 178 (12.95%) PowerShell
3 35 (2.55%) C#
4 31 (2.25%) JavaScript
5 25 (1.82%) C
6 11 (0.80%) Python
7 9 (0.65%) Ruby
8 8 (0.58%) VB
8 8 (0.58%) VBScript
9 5 (0.36%) Java
10 4 (0.29%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.15%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.15%) Perl
12 1 (0.073%) LINC
12 1 (0.073%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 288 (20.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 227 (16.51%) MCSE
3 178 (12.95%) Cisco Certification
4 131 (9.53%) CCNA
5 118 (8.58%) Degree
6 111 (8.07%) Security Cleared
7 98 (7.13%) MCITP
8 96 (6.98%) MCSA
9 80 (5.82%) SC Cleared
10 62 (4.51%) CCNP
11 35 (2.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 32 (2.33%) DV Cleared
13 27 (1.96%) MCP
14 24 (1.75%) MCTS
15 23 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
16 17 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 16 (1.16%) CCNP Voice
18 13 (0.95%) ISTQB
19 10 (0.73%) CCSA
20 9 (0.65%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (6.47%) SLA
2 8 (0.58%) QA
3 7 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.29%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.22%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.15%) COBIT
7 1 (0.073%) SAS 70
System Software
1 783 (56.95%) Active Directory
2 330 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 262 (19.05%) Hyper-V
4 120 (8.73%) XenApp
5 80 (5.82%) vSphere
6 52 (3.78%) XenDesktop
7 50 (3.64%) VMware ESX
8 39 (2.84%) Terminal Services
9 34 (2.47%) XenServer
10 33 (2.40%) Microsoft App-V
11 30 (2.18%) VMware Workstation
12 29 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
13 21 (1.53%) Firmware
13 21 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
14 20 (1.45%) ISA Server
14 20 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
15 19 (1.38%) Forefront TMG
16 15 (1.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 15 (1.09%) Postfix
17 12 (0.87%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 255 (18.55%) SCCM
2 153 (11.13%) SCOM
3 43 (3.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 39 (2.84%) WSUS
5 36 (2.62%) Cisco CUCM
6 33 (2.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 32 (2.33%) Backup Exec
7 32 (2.33%) NetBackup
8 30 (2.18%) Failover Clustering
9 28 (2.04%) Microsoft Clustering
9 28 (2.04%) SCVMM
10 24 (1.75%) AirWatch
10 24 (1.75%) FortiGate
11 21 (1.53%) SCOrch
12 18 (1.31%) Norton AntiVirus
13 17 (1.24%) Nagios
14 16 (1.16%) Microsoft Intune
15 15 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
15 15 (1.09%) MOM
16 14 (1.02%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 970 (70.55%) Microsoft
2 499 (36.29%) VMware
3 394 (28.65%) Cisco
4 268 (19.49%) Citrix
5 168 (12.22%) HP
6 113 (8.22%) Avaya
7 97 (7.05%) NetApp
8 81 (5.89%) Polycom
9 79 (5.75%) Apple
9 79 (5.75%) EMC
10 67 (4.87%) CheckPoint
11 63 (4.58%) Mitel
12 55 (4.00%) Veeam
13 54 (3.93%) SolarWinds
14 46 (3.35%) F5
14 46 (3.35%) Intel Security
15 45 (3.27%) Symantec
16 39 (2.84%) Dell
16 39 (2.84%) IBM
17 38 (2.76%) Palo Alto
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