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 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
England / North East
Rank 60 75 47
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -28
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 11 2 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 1.77% 0.32% 4.73%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.91% 1.79% 21.08%
Number of salaries quoted 11 1 14
Median salary £32,500 £22,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+44.44% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,500 £25,650
10% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £22,500 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £40,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -6.97%

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
111 112 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 17.82% 18.18% 22.43%
Number of salaries quoted 102 98 127
Median salary £32,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £25,700
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £67,500 £50,000
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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017. 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 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 +15 8 £32,500 - 2
Durham +2 3 £38,500 +71.11%
Skype for Business
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 31 (93.94%) Skype
2 28 (84.85%) Active Directory
3 27 (81.82%) Microsoft
3 27 (81.82%) MS Exchange
4 18 (54.55%) Citrix
5 13 (39.39%) SCCM
6 11 (33.33%) Windows Server
6 11 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (33.33%) ITIL
6 11 (33.33%) Windows
6 11 (33.33%) VMware
7 10 (30.30%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (27.27%) MCSE
8 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (24.24%) Office 365
10 7 (21.21%) Service Delivery
10 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
10 7 (21.21%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (21.21%) Mobile Device Management
10 7 (21.21%) PowerShell
11 6 (18.18%) Hyper-V
11 6 (18.18%) DHCP
11 6 (18.18%) DNS
12 5 (15.15%) Blackberry
12 5 (15.15%) LAN
12 5 (15.15%) Infrastructure Monitoring
13 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills

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 27 (81.82%) MS Exchange
2 11 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (21.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (12.12%) Office Communications Server
4 4 (12.12%) SharePoint
5 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (6.06%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (6.06%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (3.03%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Office
2 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (24.24%) Office 365
2 4 (12.12%) Yammer
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 31 (93.94%) Skype
2 6 (18.18%) DHCP
2 6 (18.18%) DNS
3 5 (15.15%) LAN
4 4 (12.12%) PBX
4 4 (12.12%) VPN
4 4 (12.12%) WAN
5 1 (3.03%) Firewall
5 1 (3.03%) Unified Communications
5 1 (3.03%) Wireless
5 1 (3.03%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Consultant
2 8 (24.24%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 8 (24.24%) Senior Consultant
2 8 (24.24%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
3 7 (21.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (21.21%) Wintel Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Messaging Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Messaging Support
5 2 (6.06%) Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Collaboration Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Exchange Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Help Desk Team Lead
5 2 (6.06%) Messaging Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Messaging Specialist
5 2 (6.06%) Support Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Team Leader
5 2 (6.06%) Wintel Support
5 2 (6.06%) Wintel Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Blackberry
2 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.12%) Clustering
3 3 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (33.33%) Windows
1 11 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (6.06%) Android
4 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) ITIL
2 7 (21.21%) Mobile Device Management
2 7 (21.21%) Service Delivery
3 5 (15.15%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 4 (12.12%) Asset Management
5 3 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (9.09%) Problem Management
6 2 (6.06%) Content Management
6 2 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (6.06%) Incident Management
6 2 (6.06%) Mentoring
6 2 (6.06%) Migration
6 2 (6.06%) Visualisation
7 1 (3.03%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (3.03%) Coaching
7 1 (3.03%) CRM
7 1 (3.03%) ERP
7 1 (3.03%) High Availability
7 1 (3.03%) Resource Management
7 1 (3.03%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (30.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (27.27%) MCSE
3 2 (6.06%) Degree
3 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) CCNA
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.03%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (84.85%) Active Directory
2 8 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (18.18%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.03%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.03%) vSphere
4 1 (3.03%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (39.39%) SCCM
2 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (9.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 18 (54.55%) Citrix
3 11 (33.33%) VMware
4 4 (12.12%) Mitel
5 3 (9.09%) MobileIron
6 2 (6.06%) SolarWinds
6 2 (6.06%) Trend Micro
7 1 (3.03%) Cisco
7 1 (3.03%) HP
7 1 (3.03%) Juniper
7 1 (3.03%) Oracle
7 1 (3.03%) Palo Alto
7 1 (3.03%) Ruckus Wireless
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