The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 129 163 140
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -23
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 42 33 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.28% 0.82% 1.07%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.35% 4.20% 4.83%
Number of salaries quoted 42 27 37
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -36.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,300 £30,600 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,600 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -10.52%
Skype for Business
North West

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

Application Platforms Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
661 786 829
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 20.07% 19.54% 22.26%
Number of salaries quoted 544 703 710
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Skype for Business Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Skype for Business
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Skype for Business Salary Trend in Manchester

Skype for Business
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Skype for Business Salary Histogram in Manchester

Skype for Business
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Skype for Business within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(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
Bolton - 5 £25,000 -
Skype for Business
North West

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 51 (68.92%) Active Directory
2 49 (66.22%) Microsoft
3 44 (59.46%) Windows
4 37 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (43.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 30 (40.54%) HP
6 30 (40.54%) DNS
6 30 (40.54%) VMware
7 29 (39.19%) MCSE
8 28 (37.84%) SharePoint
9 26 (35.14%) MS Exchange
9 26 (35.14%) Windows Server
10 25 (33.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 24 (32.43%) Cisco
11 24 (32.43%) Exchange Server 2010
12 23 (31.08%) Dell
13 22 (29.73%) DHCP
14 21 (28.38%) VMware Infrastructure
14 21 (28.38%) Exchange Server 2013
15 19 (25.68%) Office 365
15 19 (25.68%) SolarWinds
15 19 (25.68%) IBM
16 17 (22.97%) CCNA
16 17 (22.97%) Cisco Certification
16 17 (22.97%) PowerShell
17 16 (21.62%) Windows Server 2012
17 16 (21.62%) Clustering
18 15 (20.27%) MS Excel
18 15 (20.27%) ITIL
19 14 (18.92%) SQL

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 28 (37.84%) SharePoint
2 26 (35.14%) MS Exchange
3 24 (32.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (28.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (16.22%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
6 10 (13.51%) Office Communications Server
6 10 (13.51%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.35%) CMS
9 1 (1.35%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (20.27%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.70%) MS Office
2 2 (2.70%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (25.68%) Office 365
2 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.35%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 30 (40.54%) DNS
2 22 (29.73%) DHCP
3 14 (18.92%) Unified Communications
4 13 (17.57%) Remote Desktop
5 9 (12.16%) LAN
6 8 (10.81%) Internet
6 8 (10.81%) Skype
7 7 (9.46%) Network Security
7 7 (9.46%) SSL
7 7 (9.46%) TCP/IP
8 6 (8.11%) NAS
8 6 (8.11%) SAN
9 4 (5.41%) Firewall
10 3 (4.05%) NetScaler
10 3 (4.05%) PBX
10 3 (4.05%) PSTN
10 3 (4.05%) SNMP
10 3 (4.05%) VLAN
10 3 (4.05%) VoIP
11 2 (2.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 10 (13.51%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 10 (13.51%) Back Office
2 6 (8.11%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.05%) Legal
3 3 (4.05%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.70%) Finance
5 1 (1.35%) Billing
Job Titles
1 19 (25.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (24.32%) Support Specialist
3 16 (21.62%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 16 (21.62%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
4 14 (18.92%) 2nd Line Support
5 12 (16.22%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (16.22%) VMware Engineer
6 11 (14.86%) Senior VMware Engineer
6 11 (14.86%) Server Specialist
6 11 (14.86%) Server Support
6 11 (14.86%) Storage Specialist
7 10 (13.51%) Consultant
8 7 (9.46%) Network Engineer
9 6 (8.11%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (8.11%) Support Engineer
9 6 (8.11%) Unified Communications Consultant
10 5 (6.76%) Administrator
10 5 (6.76%) IT Administrator
10 5 (6.76%) IT Systems Administrator
10 5 (6.76%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.35%) .NET
1 1 (1.35%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.62%) Clustering
2 6 (8.11%) HP StoreVirtual
3 2 (2.70%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.70%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.70%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.70%) FlexPod
3 2 (2.70%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.35%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.35%) iPhone
4 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 44 (59.46%) Windows
2 37 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (35.14%) Windows Server
4 16 (21.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (16.22%) Windows 7
6 7 (9.46%) AIX
6 7 (9.46%) CentOS
6 7 (9.46%) Linux
6 7 (9.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (6.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (5.41%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.35%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.35%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.27%) ITIL
2 12 (16.22%) Incident Management
2 12 (16.22%) Load Balancing
3 10 (13.51%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 7 (9.46%) ITIL V2
4 7 (9.46%) Patch Management
5 6 (8.11%) ITIL V3
6 5 (6.76%) Service Delivery
6 5 (6.76%) System Testing
6 5 (6.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (5.41%) Presales
7 4 (5.41%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (4.05%) CRM
8 3 (4.05%) Strategic Planning
9 2 (2.70%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (2.70%) Change Control
9 2 (2.70%) Matrix Management
9 2 (2.70%) Migration
9 2 (2.70%) PRINCE2
9 2 (2.70%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (22.97%) PowerShell
2 14 (18.92%) SQL
3 2 (2.70%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.35%) C
4 1 (1.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 32 (43.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (39.19%) MCSE
3 25 (33.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 17 (22.97%) CCNA
4 17 (22.97%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (12.16%) CCNP
6 8 (10.81%) MCITP
7 7 (9.46%) A+ Certification
7 7 (9.46%) CISSP
7 7 (9.46%) CompTIA Security+
7 7 (9.46%) HP ASE
7 7 (9.46%) Network+ Certification
7 7 (9.46%) RHCE
7 7 (9.46%) Security+ Certification
8 2 (2.70%) Degree
8 2 (2.70%) MCP
8 2 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (1.35%) CCIE
9 1 (1.35%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.46%) SLA
System Software
1 51 (68.92%) Active Directory
2 21 (28.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (14.86%) vSphere
4 6 (8.11%) Hyper-V
4 6 (8.11%) Terminal Services
4 6 (8.11%) VMware ESX
5 5 (6.76%) XenApp
6 3 (4.05%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (4.05%) XenDesktop
6 3 (4.05%) XenServer
7 1 (1.35%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 12 (16.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 10 (13.51%) Backup Exec
2 10 (13.51%) HP SIM
2 10 (13.51%) Norton AntiVirus
2 10 (13.51%) WSUS
3 9 (12.16%) SCCM
4 5 (6.76%) SCOM
5 3 (4.05%) AppDNA
5 3 (4.05%) EdgeSight
5 3 (4.05%) WhatsUp Gold
5 3 (4.05%) XenMobile
6 2 (2.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (1.35%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (1.35%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (1.35%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (1.35%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 49 (66.22%) Microsoft
2 30 (40.54%) HP
2 30 (40.54%) VMware
3 24 (32.43%) Cisco
4 23 (31.08%) Dell
5 19 (25.68%) IBM
5 19 (25.68%) SolarWinds
6 12 (16.22%) NetApp
6 12 (16.22%) Oracle
6 12 (16.22%) Symantec
7 10 (13.51%) Sophos
8 7 (9.46%) GFI Software
8 7 (9.46%) ProCurve
8 7 (9.46%) Red Hat
9 6 (8.11%) SAP
9 6 (8.11%) Veeam
10 5 (6.76%) Citrix
10 5 (6.76%) Sun
11 3 (4.05%) AppSense
11 3 (4.05%) ThinPrint
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