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 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
England / North West
Rank 209 179 220
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +41
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 37 52 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.62% 0.93% 0.52%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.74% 4.86% 2.71%
Number of salaries quoted 30 52 31
Median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90% offered a salary of more than £23,950 £25,150 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,750 £44,750 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £44,500 £41,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+7.87% -2.94%

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
988 1070 1328
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.60% 19.24% 19.27%
Number of salaries quoted 856 880 1178
Median salary £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £22,900
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 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
Manchester -41 22 £32,500 - 7
Merseyside -2 11 £26,500 -32.05%
Cheshire +19 5 £29,000 -20.00%
Skype for Business
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 West region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 38 (76.00%) Microsoft
2 34 (68.00%) Skype
3 32 (64.00%) Active Directory
3 32 (64.00%) Windows
4 28 (56.00%) Office 365
5 23 (46.00%) SharePoint
6 21 (42.00%) MS Exchange
7 20 (40.00%) MS Office
8 17 (34.00%) Windows Server
9 15 (30.00%) SCCM
10 12 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2010
10 12 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2013
11 11 (22.00%) MS Excel
11 11 (22.00%) VoIP
11 11 (22.00%) Citrix
12 10 (20.00%) SLA
12 10 (20.00%) VMware
12 10 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
13 9 (18.00%) ITIL
14 8 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 8 (16.00%) Windows 8
15 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2008
15 7 (14.00%) Migration
15 7 (14.00%) SQL
16 6 (12.00%) HP
16 6 (12.00%) Symantec
16 6 (12.00%) Management Information System
16 6 (12.00%) Windows 7
16 6 (12.00%) Performance Monitoring

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 23 (46.00%) SharePoint
2 21 (42.00%) MS Exchange
3 12 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (8.00%) GroupWise
6 3 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (4.00%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 20 (40.00%) MS Office
2 11 (22.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Line 50
1 5 (10.00%) Sage X3
2 2 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.00%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 28 (56.00%) Office 365
2 10 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (10.00%) OneDrive
4 3 (6.00%) Yammer
5 2 (4.00%) Amazon S3
5 2 (4.00%) Mimecast
6 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 34 (68.00%) Skype
2 11 (22.00%) VoIP
3 5 (10.00%) LAN
3 5 (10.00%) VPN
4 4 (8.00%) Internet
4 4 (8.00%) WAN
5 3 (6.00%) DNS
5 3 (6.00%) MPLS
5 3 (6.00%) Network Security
6 2 (4.00%) DHCP
6 2 (4.00%) Firewall
6 2 (4.00%) IMAP
6 2 (4.00%) NAS
6 2 (4.00%) POP3
6 2 (4.00%) SAN
6 2 (4.00%) SMTP
6 2 (4.00%) Unified Communications
7 1 (2.00%) Extranet
7 1 (2.00%) Intranet
7 1 (2.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.00%) Power BI
2 5 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.00%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (10.00%) Back Office
2 4 (8.00%) Finance
3 2 (4.00%) Legal
3 2 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.00%) Advertising
4 1 (2.00%) Games
4 1 (2.00%) Law
4 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (22.00%) IT Support
2 10 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 8 (16.00%) Support Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 6 (12.00%) Analyst
4 6 (12.00%) Office 365 Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (10.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Technician
5 5 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Technician
5 5 (10.00%) Active Directory Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) IT Support Technician
5 5 (10.00%) IT Technician
5 5 (10.00%) Support Technician
6 4 (8.00%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (8.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 4 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Active Directory Support
6 4 (8.00%) Consultant
6 4 (8.00%) IT Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.00%) Public Cloud
3 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.00%) Driving Licence
3 2 (4.00%) PKI
3 2 (4.00%) Replication
3 2 (4.00%) Statistics
4 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 32 (64.00%) Windows
2 17 (34.00%) Windows Server
3 8 (16.00%) Windows 8
4 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (12.00%) Windows 7
6 5 (10.00%) Android
6 5 (10.00%) Apple iOS
6 5 (10.00%) Linux
6 5 (10.00%) Unix
6 5 (10.00%) Windows 10
7 4 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.00%) AIX
8 1 (2.00%) Solaris
8 1 (2.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.00%) ITIL
2 7 (14.00%) Migration
3 6 (12.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (10.00%) Asset Management
5 4 (8.00%) Data Management
5 4 (8.00%) Incident Management
5 4 (8.00%) Information Security
5 4 (8.00%) Master Data Management
5 4 (8.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (8.00%) Service Management
6 3 (6.00%) PRINCE2
6 3 (6.00%) Problem Management
6 3 (6.00%) Project Management
6 3 (6.00%) Service Delivery
7 2 (4.00%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.00%) CRM
7 2 (4.00%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (4.00%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.00%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.00%) SQL
2 3 (6.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (10.00%) MCSE
3 4 (8.00%) MCSA
4 3 (6.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (4.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (4.00%) MOS
5 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.00%) Degree
6 1 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.00%) SLA
2 3 (6.00%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 32 (64.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.00%) NDS
3 4 (8.00%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 2 (4.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.00%) pfSense
5 1 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.00%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (2.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (30.00%) SCCM
2 5 (10.00%) Backup Exec
2 5 (10.00%) HP SIM
2 5 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (10.00%) PaperCut
2 5 (10.00%) WSUS
3 2 (4.00%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (4.00%) SCDPM
3 2 (4.00%) SCOM
3 2 (4.00%) SCVMM
4 1 (2.00%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.00%) SCOrch
4 1 (2.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (2.00%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (2.00%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 38 (76.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (22.00%) Citrix
3 10 (20.00%) VMware
4 6 (12.00%) HP
4 6 (12.00%) Symantec
5 5 (10.00%) Dell
5 5 (10.00%) Sage
5 5 (10.00%) Siemens
5 5 (10.00%) Sophos
6 4 (8.00%) GFI Software
6 4 (8.00%) Red Hat
6 4 (8.00%) Remedy
6 4 (8.00%) SolarWinds
7 2 (4.00%) Avaya
7 2 (4.00%) Cisco
7 2 (4.00%) Intel Security
7 2 (4.00%) NetApp
8 1 (2.00%) 3PAR
8 1 (2.00%) EMC
8 1 (2.00%) Interwoven
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