The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT jobs advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 36 22 40
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +18
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 3 15 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 1.67% 7.58% 0.48%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.57% 50.00% 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 3 15 1
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -10.52%
Skype for Business
West Yorkshire

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

Application Platforms Category
Halifax
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
35 30 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 19.44% 15.15% 26.09%
Number of salaries quoted 28 30 41
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £29,810 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £43,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the Halifax region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Skype for Business Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

Skype for Business
Salary Trend in Halifax

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

Skype for Business Salary Trend in Halifax

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the Halifax region citing Skype for Business 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 Skype for Business.

1 11 (100.00%) Windows
1 11 (100.00%) MSMQ
1 11 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 11 (100.00%) HP
1 11 (100.00%) Dell
1 11 (100.00%) EMC
1 11 (100.00%) VMware
1 11 (100.00%) SCCM
1 11 (100.00%) SCOM
2 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (81.82%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2012
2 9 (81.82%) Data Centre
2 9 (81.82%) EMC VNX
2 9 (81.82%) Dell Compellent
2 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 9 (81.82%) MS Exchange
3 7 (63.64%) ITIL
3 7 (63.64%) Symantec
3 7 (63.64%) Project Management
3 7 (63.64%) VMware ESX
3 7 (63.64%) NetBackup
3 7 (63.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (18.18%) VMware Server
4 2 (18.18%) Line Management
4 2 (18.18%) Driving Licence
4 2 (18.18%) Finance
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco
4 2 (18.18%) MCSE
4 2 (18.18%) Citrix

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the Halifax region citing Skype for Business 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 Skype for Business. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (81.82%) Exchange Server 2010
1 9 (81.82%) MS Exchange
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Analyst
1 9 (81.82%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 9 (81.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 9 (81.82%) Senior Analyst
1 9 (81.82%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
1 9 (81.82%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (63.64%) Senior Technical Analyst
2 7 (63.64%) Technical Analyst
2 7 (63.64%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
2 7 (63.64%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (81.82%) Data Centre
1 9 (81.82%) EMC VNX
2 2 (18.18%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) ITIL
1 7 (63.64%) Project Management
2 2 (18.18%) Line Management
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) MCSE
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 11 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (63.64%) VMware ESX
2 7 (63.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (18.18%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 11 (100.00%) SCCM
1 11 (100.00%) SCOM
2 7 (63.64%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Dell
1 11 (100.00%) EMC
1 11 (100.00%) HP
1 11 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (81.82%) Dell Compellent
2 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
3 7 (63.64%) Symantec
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco
4 2 (18.18%) Citrix