The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 237 227 193
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -34
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 9 35 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.15% 0.52% 1.03%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.83% 2.83% 5.22%
Number of salaries quoted 5 21 66
Median salary £32,750 £36,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.27% -1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £27,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,900 £42,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -16.66%
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 West region.

Application Platforms Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
1082 1237 1474
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 17.69% 18.50% 19.78%
Number of salaries quoted 904 965 1175
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,250 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West 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 West

Skype for Business
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Skype for Business Salary Trend in the North West

Skype for Business
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the North West region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016.

Skype for Business Salary Histogram in the North West

Skype for Business
Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 25 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
Cheshire +37 6 £24,750 +10.00%
Manchester -34 2 £32,750 -12.66% 2
Cumbria - 1 £52,500 -
Skype for Business
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 West region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 30 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 20 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 19 (54.29%) SharePoint
4 17 (48.57%) Office 365
5 16 (45.71%) Windows
6 15 (42.86%) Windows Server
7 14 (40.00%) Citrix
8 13 (37.14%) SCCM
9 11 (31.43%) MS Excel
10 10 (28.57%) Cisco
11 9 (25.71%) Firewall
11 9 (25.71%) VMware
11 9 (25.71%) Microsoft Azure
11 9 (25.71%) NetScaler
11 9 (25.71%) Skype
12 8 (22.86%) Hyper-V
12 8 (22.86%) PowerShell
12 8 (22.86%) MS Exchange
12 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
12 8 (22.86%) ITIL
13 7 (20.00%) SQL
13 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (20.00%) Service Delivery
13 7 (20.00%) Migration
13 7 (20.00%) vSphere
13 7 (20.00%) Presales
14 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2013
14 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 19 (54.29%) SharePoint
2 8 (22.86%) MS Exchange
3 6 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.86%) Drupal
5 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.86%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.86%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 11 (31.43%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.57%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 17 (48.57%) Office 365
2 9 (25.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (17.14%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (8.57%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (8.57%) Yammer
5 2 (5.71%) IaaS
6 1 (2.86%) OneDrive
6 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.71%) Firewall
1 9 (25.71%) NetScaler
1 9 (25.71%) Skype
2 6 (17.14%) WAN
3 5 (14.29%) MPLS
4 4 (11.43%) DNS
4 4 (11.43%) LAN
5 3 (8.57%) VoIP
6 2 (5.71%) DHCP
6 2 (5.71%) IMAP
6 2 (5.71%) SAN
6 2 (5.71%) SMTP
6 2 (5.71%) VPN
6 2 (5.71%) Wireless
7 1 (2.86%) BGP
7 1 (2.86%) DECT
7 1 (2.86%) EIGRP
7 1 (2.86%) IPsec
7 1 (2.86%) OSPF
7 1 (2.86%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (5.71%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.86%) Power BI
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (8.57%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.71%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Legal
3 1 (2.86%) Law
3 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (22.86%) Consultant
2 6 (17.14%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (14.29%) Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Citrix Consultant
4 4 (11.43%) Support Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Citrix Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (8.57%) Junior
5 3 (8.57%) Junior Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Collaboration Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Exchange Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) IT Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) IT Support
6 2 (5.71%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Lync Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Technical Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Technical Support
6 2 (5.71%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 3 (8.57%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (8.57%) Replication
4 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.71%) iPad
4 2 (5.71%) PKI
4 2 (5.71%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.86%) BYOD
5 1 (2.86%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.86%) IVR
5 1 (2.86%) Life Science
5 1 (2.86%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.86%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.86%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 16 (45.71%) Windows
2 15 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (17.14%) Windows 7
4 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (11.43%) Mac OS
6 3 (8.57%) Windows 10
7 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) ITIL
2 7 (20.00%) Migration
2 7 (20.00%) Presales
2 7 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 5 (14.29%) Customer Engagement
3 5 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
3 5 (14.29%) Project Management
3 5 (14.29%) Time Management
3 5 (14.29%) Web Application Development
4 4 (11.43%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (11.43%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (11.43%) Web Filtering
5 3 (8.57%) Capacity Management
5 3 (8.57%) High Availability
5 3 (8.57%) Problem Management
6 2 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.71%) BPR
6 2 (5.71%) Service Management
6 2 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.71%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.86%) PowerShell
2 7 (20.00%) SQL
3 5 (14.29%) Python
3 5 (14.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
1 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.71%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (5.71%) Degree
3 2 (5.71%) MCSA
3 2 (5.71%) MCSE
4 1 (2.86%) CCA
4 1 (2.86%) CCNP
4 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 20 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 8 (22.86%) Hyper-V
3 7 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (20.00%) vSphere
4 6 (17.14%) XenApp
5 5 (14.29%) XenDesktop
5 5 (14.29%) XenServer
6 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (8.57%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (37.14%) SCCM
2 2 (5.71%) AirWatch
2 2 (5.71%) SCOM
2 2 (5.71%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 14 (40.00%) Citrix
3 10 (28.57%) Cisco
4 9 (25.71%) VMware
5 6 (17.14%) AppSense
5 6 (17.14%) HP
6 5 (14.29%) Apple
6 5 (14.29%) Avaya
6 5 (14.29%) EMC
6 5 (14.29%) NetApp
7 3 (8.57%) Remedy
8 2 (5.71%) Mitel
8 2 (5.71%) Polycom
9 1 (2.86%) F5
9 1 (2.86%) Juniper
9 1 (2.86%) MobileIron
9 1 (2.86%) Rackspace
9 1 (2.86%) Riverbed
9 1 (2.86%) Sonus
9 1 (2.86%) Verint
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