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

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
England / North West
Rank 219 183 216
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +33
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 32 45 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.54% 0.81% 0.64%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.43% 4.31% 3.58%
Number of salaries quoted 26 43 32
Median salary £32,500 £32,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £30,100
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £51,600 £57,400
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%

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
932 1043 1229
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 15.66% 18.71% 17.86%
Number of salaries quoted 797 843 1064
Median salary £37,500 £36,125 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.80% +3.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
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 21 February 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 21 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
Manchester -40 23 £32,500 - 6
Merseyside +2 6 £34,500 -33.65% 3
Cheshire +14 4 £40,750 +18.11%
Skype for Business
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 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 West region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 43 (71.67%) Microsoft
2 42 (70.00%) Skype
3 41 (68.33%) Windows
4 37 (61.67%) Active Directory
5 30 (50.00%) Office 365
6 26 (43.33%) SharePoint
7 25 (41.67%) MS Office
8 22 (36.67%) MS Exchange
9 21 (35.00%) Windows Server
10 20 (33.33%) SCCM
11 13 (21.67%) Exchange Server 2010
11 13 (21.67%) Exchange Server 2013
11 13 (21.67%) MS Excel
11 13 (21.67%) VMware
12 12 (20.00%) VoIP
12 12 (20.00%) SLA
13 11 (18.33%) Citrix
13 11 (18.33%) Windows 7
14 10 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
14 10 (16.67%) HP
14 10 (16.67%) ITIL
15 9 (15.00%) LAN
15 9 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
15 9 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
16 8 (13.33%) Windows 8
16 8 (13.33%) WAN
17 7 (11.67%) VPN
17 7 (11.67%) SQL
17 7 (11.67%) Windows Server 2008
17 7 (11.67%) Problem Management

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 26 (43.33%) SharePoint
2 22 (36.67%) MS Exchange
3 13 (21.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (21.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (6.67%) GroupWise
6 3 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (3.33%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 25 (41.67%) MS Office
2 13 (21.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (8.33%) Line 50
1 5 (8.33%) Sage X3
2 2 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.67%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 30 (50.00%) Office 365
2 9 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (8.33%) OneDrive
4 2 (3.33%) Amazon S3
4 2 (3.33%) IaaS
4 2 (3.33%) Mimecast
4 2 (3.33%) Yammer
5 1 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (70.00%) Skype
2 12 (20.00%) VoIP
3 9 (15.00%) LAN
4 8 (13.33%) WAN
5 7 (11.67%) VPN
6 5 (8.33%) Firewall
6 5 (8.33%) Internet
7 4 (6.67%) Network Security
8 3 (5.00%) DNS
8 3 (5.00%) MPLS
8 3 (5.00%) NAS
8 3 (5.00%) SAN
8 3 (5.00%) Unified Communications
9 2 (3.33%) DHCP
9 2 (3.33%) IMAP
9 2 (3.33%) POP3
9 2 (3.33%) SMTP
9 2 (3.33%) WLAN
10 1 (1.67%) LDAP
10 1 (1.67%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.00%) Power BI
1 6 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (8.33%) Back Office
2 4 (6.67%) Finance
3 3 (5.00%) Legal
3 3 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (3.33%) Law
5 1 (1.67%) Advertising
5 1 (1.67%) Banking
5 1 (1.67%) Games
5 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (20.00%) Analyst
2 11 (18.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 11 (18.33%) IT Support
3 8 (13.33%) Service Analyst
3 8 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 6 (10.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 6 (10.00%) Office 365 Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (8.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Technician
5 5 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Technician
5 5 (8.33%) Active Directory Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) IT Analyst
5 5 (8.33%) IT Operations Analyst
5 5 (8.33%) IT Support Technician
5 5 (8.33%) IT Technician
5 5 (8.33%) Operations Analyst
5 5 (8.33%) Service Operations Analyst
5 5 (8.33%) Support Technician
6 4 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (6.67%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.00%) Public Cloud
3 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.33%) Driving Licence
3 2 (3.33%) Replication
4 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.67%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 41 (68.33%) Windows
2 21 (35.00%) Windows Server
3 11 (18.33%) Windows 7
4 8 (13.33%) Windows 8
5 7 (11.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (8.33%) Android
6 5 (8.33%) Apple iOS
6 5 (8.33%) Linux
6 5 (8.33%) Unix
6 5 (8.33%) Windows 10
7 4 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.33%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.67%) AIX
9 1 (1.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.67%) ITIL
2 7 (11.67%) Problem Management
3 6 (10.00%) Migration
3 6 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (8.33%) Asset Management
4 5 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (6.67%) Data Management
5 4 (6.67%) Incident Management
5 4 (6.67%) Information Security
5 4 (6.67%) Master Data Management
5 4 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 4 (6.67%) Service Management
6 3 (5.00%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (5.00%) PRINCE2
6 3 (5.00%) Project Management
7 2 (3.33%) Configuration Management
7 2 (3.33%) CRM
7 2 (3.33%) Statistics
7 2 (3.33%) Strategic Planning
7 2 (3.33%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.67%) SQL
2 4 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (10.00%) MCSE
2 6 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 6 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (5.00%) MCSA
3 3 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (3.33%) MOS
4 2 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.67%) Degree
5 1 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (20.00%) SLA
2 3 (5.00%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 37 (61.67%) Active Directory
2 10 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 4 (6.67%) NDS
4 4 (6.67%) NetIQ eDirectory
5 1 (1.67%) pfSense
5 1 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.67%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (1.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (33.33%) SCCM
2 5 (8.33%) Backup Exec
2 5 (8.33%) HP SIM
2 5 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (8.33%) PaperCut
2 5 (8.33%) SCOrch
2 5 (8.33%) WSUS
3 3 (5.00%) SCDPM
3 3 (5.00%) SCOM
3 3 (5.00%) SCVMM
4 2 (3.33%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.67%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.67%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (1.67%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 43 (71.67%) Microsoft
2 13 (21.67%) VMware
3 11 (18.33%) Citrix
4 10 (16.67%) HP
5 6 (10.00%) Symantec
6 5 (8.33%) Dell
6 5 (8.33%) Sage
6 5 (8.33%) Siemens
6 5 (8.33%) Sophos
7 4 (6.67%) GFI Software
7 4 (6.67%) Red Hat
7 4 (6.67%) Remedy
7 4 (6.67%) SolarWinds
8 2 (3.33%) Avaya
8 2 (3.33%) Cisco
8 2 (3.33%) iManage
8 2 (3.33%) Intel Security
8 2 (3.33%) Interwoven
8 2 (3.33%) NetApp
9 1 (1.67%) EMC
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