The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT jobs advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 55 87 -
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 25 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 3.12% 0.13% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 16.13% 0.76% -
Number of salaries quoted 24 1 0
Median salary £36,250 £27,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
+31.81% -
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
Skype for Business
England

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

Application Platforms Category
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
155 131 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 19.33% 16.73% 13.10%
Number of salaries quoted 143 93 84
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £22,700 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £66,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of job ads across the North East 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 North East

Skype for Business
Salary Trend in the North East

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

Skype for Business Salary Trend in the North East

Skype for Business
Salary Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the North East region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016.

Skype for Business Salary Histogram in the North East

Skype for Business
Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 27 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
Tyne and Wear +18 22 £35,000 +27.27% 4
Durham - 2 £38,500 - 1
Skype for Business
England

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 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 North East region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 36 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 33 (82.50%) Active Directory
2 33 (82.50%) Windows
2 33 (82.50%) Skype
3 32 (80.00%) MS Exchange
4 31 (77.50%) Windows Server
5 26 (65.00%) Office 365
6 24 (60.00%) VMware
7 21 (52.50%) ITIL
7 21 (52.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
9 19 (47.50%) VMware Infrastructure
9 19 (47.50%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (42.50%) Microsoft Certification
10 17 (42.50%) MCSE
10 17 (42.50%) SCOM
11 16 (40.00%) PowerShell
11 16 (40.00%) DHCP
11 16 (40.00%) DNS
12 15 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
12 15 (37.50%) SCCM
13 14 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (35.00%) Blackberry
14 13 (32.50%) SolarWinds
14 13 (32.50%) Problem Management
15 12 (30.00%) Mobile Device Management
15 12 (30.00%) MobileIron
15 12 (30.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
15 12 (30.00%) Citrix
15 12 (30.00%) SQL Server

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 32 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 20 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 15 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (27.50%) SharePoint
5 8 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (15.00%) IIS
7 2 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (2.50%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (2.50%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (65.00%) Office 365
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.50%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (82.50%) Skype
2 16 (40.00%) DHCP
2 16 (40.00%) DNS
3 7 (17.50%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.00%) Firewall
4 2 (5.00%) VPN
5 1 (2.50%) LAN
5 1 (2.50%) NetScaler
5 1 (2.50%) Network Security
5 1 (2.50%) SAN
5 1 (2.50%) Unified Communications
5 1 (2.50%) VLAN
5 1 (2.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 15 (37.50%) Wintel Engineer
2 14 (35.00%) Consultant
3 9 (22.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 9 (22.50%) IT Consultant
4 8 (20.00%) Senior Consultant
5 7 (17.50%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 7 (17.50%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
6 5 (12.50%) Senior IT Consultant
6 5 (12.50%) Support Engineer
7 4 (10.00%) Lync Engineer
7 4 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
8 3 (7.50%) IT Engineer
8 3 (7.50%) Office 365 Engineer
8 3 (7.50%) Service Desk Engineer
8 3 (7.50%) Technical Consultant
8 3 (7.50%) Wintel Support
8 3 (7.50%) Wintel Support Engineer
9 2 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (5.00%) Exchange Engineer
9 2 (5.00%) IT Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 14 (35.00%) Blackberry
2 11 (27.50%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (27.50%) Video Conferencing
3 10 (25.00%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.50%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.50%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 33 (82.50%) Windows
2 31 (77.50%) Windows Server
3 21 (52.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (47.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (17.50%) Linux
7 3 (7.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (52.50%) ITIL
2 13 (32.50%) Problem Management
3 12 (30.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 12 (30.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 11 (27.50%) Service Delivery
5 7 (17.50%) Project Management
5 7 (17.50%) Service Management
6 6 (15.00%) Change Management
6 6 (15.00%) CRM
7 4 (10.00%) Migration
7 4 (10.00%) Presales
8 3 (7.50%) Service Design
9 1 (2.50%) Configuration Management
9 1 (2.50%) Cybersecurity
9 1 (2.50%) Data Loss Prevention
9 1 (2.50%) Information Security
9 1 (2.50%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 16 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 10 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (5.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (42.50%) MCSE
1 17 (42.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) CISA
3 1 (2.50%) CISM
3 1 (2.50%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 33 (82.50%) Active Directory
2 19 (47.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (17.50%) VMware ESX
3 7 (17.50%) vSphere
4 1 (2.50%) Brightmail
4 1 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 17 (42.50%) SCOM
2 15 (37.50%) SCCM
3 6 (15.00%) Nagios
4 1 (2.50%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.50%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (2.50%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 36 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 24 (60.00%) VMware
3 13 (32.50%) SolarWinds
4 12 (30.00%) Citrix
4 12 (30.00%) MobileIron
5 11 (27.50%) Cisco
6 8 (20.00%) Juniper
7 7 (17.50%) Veeam
8 1 (2.50%) EMC
8 1 (2.50%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.50%) Intel Security
8 1 (2.50%) IronPort
8 1 (2.50%) NetApp
8 1 (2.50%) Palo Alto
8 1 (2.50%) Symantec
8 1 (2.50%) ThinPrint
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