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 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 233 219 187
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -32
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 13 38 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.58% 0.98%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.29% 3.03% 4.90%
Number of salaries quoted 9 21 61
Median salary £52,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+40.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,300 £45,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -14.44%
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
1010 1254 1428
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 17.18% 19.09% 20.06%
Number of salaries quoted 841 955 1159
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 £27,000 £24,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +38 6 £32,375 -28.05% 2
Manchester -33 2 £32,750 -7.09% 4
Cumbria - 2 £52,500 -
Lancashire - 2 £56,250 -
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England

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 36 (83.72%) Microsoft
2 22 (51.16%) Active Directory
3 21 (48.84%) SharePoint
4 20 (46.51%) Windows
5 19 (44.19%) Office 365
5 19 (44.19%) Windows Server
6 15 (34.88%) MS Excel
7 14 (32.56%) Cisco
7 14 (32.56%) Citrix
8 13 (30.23%) SCCM
9 12 (27.91%) SQL Server
9 12 (27.91%) Firewall
10 11 (25.58%) SQL
10 11 (25.58%) Hyper-V
11 10 (23.26%) Skype
11 10 (23.26%) ITIL
12 9 (20.93%) Service Delivery
12 9 (20.93%) VMware
12 9 (20.93%) MS Exchange
12 9 (20.93%) NetScaler
12 9 (20.93%) Microsoft Azure
13 8 (18.60%) PowerShell
13 8 (18.60%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (18.60%) Presales
13 8 (18.60%) WAN
13 8 (18.60%) MPLS
14 7 (16.28%) Microsoft App-V
14 7 (16.28%) Exchange Server 2013
14 7 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
14 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2008

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 21 (48.84%) SharePoint
2 9 (20.93%) MS Exchange
3 7 (16.28%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.33%) Drupal
5 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.33%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (2.33%) SAS
5 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 15 (34.88%) MS Excel
2 5 (11.63%) MS Office
3 2 (4.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.33%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 19 (44.19%) Office 365
2 9 (20.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (16.28%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (9.30%) IaaS
5 2 (4.65%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (4.65%) Yammer
6 1 (2.33%) OneDrive
6 1 (2.33%) SaaS
6 1 (2.33%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 12 (27.91%) Firewall
2 10 (23.26%) Skype
3 9 (20.93%) NetScaler
4 8 (18.60%) MPLS
4 8 (18.60%) WAN
5 6 (13.95%) LAN
6 5 (11.63%) DNS
7 4 (9.30%) VPN
7 4 (9.30%) Wireless
8 3 (6.98%) BGP
8 3 (6.98%) EIGRP
8 3 (6.98%) IPsec
8 3 (6.98%) OSPF
8 3 (6.98%) Spanning Tree
8 3 (6.98%) SSL
8 3 (6.98%) Unified Communications
8 3 (6.98%) VLAN
8 3 (6.98%) VoIP
8 3 (6.98%) WAAS
8 3 (6.98%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (27.91%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.30%) Relational Database
2 4 (9.30%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.33%) Power BI
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (9.30%) Finance
1 4 (9.30%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.65%) Legal
3 1 (2.33%) Law
3 1 (2.33%) Marketing
3 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (23.26%) Consultant
2 8 (18.60%) Analyst
3 6 (13.95%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (13.95%) Support Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) Citrix Consultant
4 4 (9.30%) Infrastructure Manager
4 4 (9.30%) IT Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) IT Support
4 4 (9.30%) IT Support Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Architect
5 3 (6.98%) Citrix Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Junior
5 3 (6.98%) Junior Consultant
5 3 (6.98%) Senior Consultant
5 3 (6.98%) Solutions Consultant
5 3 (6.98%) WAN Consultant
6 2 (4.65%) Security Consultant
6 2 (4.65%) Technical Architect
6 2 (4.65%) Technical Support
6 2 (4.65%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.95%) Data Centre
3 5 (11.63%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (9.30%) Replication
5 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.65%) iPad
5 2 (4.65%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (2.33%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.33%) e-Learning
6 1 (2.33%) Fat Client
6 1 (2.33%) IVR
6 1 (2.33%) Learning Management System
6 1 (2.33%) Life Science
6 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.33%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.33%) NHS
6 1 (2.33%) PKI
6 1 (2.33%) Smartphone
6 1 (2.33%) Statistics
6 1 (2.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 20 (46.51%) Windows
2 19 (44.19%) Windows Server
3 8 (18.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (13.95%) Windows 7
6 4 (9.30%) Mac OS
7 3 (6.98%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.26%) ITIL
2 9 (20.93%) Service Delivery
3 8 (18.60%) Presales
4 6 (13.95%) Migration
4 6 (13.95%) Project Management
5 5 (11.63%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (11.63%) Customer Engagement
5 5 (11.63%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (11.63%) Mobile Device Management
5 5 (11.63%) Time Management
5 5 (11.63%) Web Application Development
6 4 (9.30%) BPR
6 4 (9.30%) Process Improvement
6 4 (9.30%) Service Management
6 4 (9.30%) Web Filtering
7 3 (6.98%) Capacity Management
7 3 (6.98%) High Availability
7 3 (6.98%) Problem Management
7 3 (6.98%) WAN Optimisation
8 2 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (25.58%) SQL
2 8 (18.60%) PowerShell
3 5 (11.63%) Python
3 5 (11.63%) Ruby
4 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) Degree
2 4 (9.30%) SC Cleared
2 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.98%) CCNP
3 3 (6.98%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.65%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.33%) CCA
5 1 (2.33%) CIPD
5 1 (2.33%) CITP
5 1 (2.33%) MCITP
5 1 (2.33%) MCSA
5 1 (2.33%) MCSE
5 1 (2.33%) MCT
5 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 22 (51.16%) Active Directory
2 11 (25.58%) Hyper-V
3 7 (16.28%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (16.28%) vSphere
4 6 (13.95%) XenApp
5 5 (11.63%) Terminal Services
5 5 (11.63%) XenDesktop
5 5 (11.63%) XenServer
6 4 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (2.33%) NDS
7 1 (2.33%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 13 (30.23%) SCCM
2 2 (4.65%) AirWatch
2 2 (4.65%) SCOM
2 2 (4.65%) WSUS
3 1 (2.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (2.33%) NetIQ Identity Manager
Vendors
1 36 (83.72%) Microsoft
2 14 (32.56%) Cisco
2 14 (32.56%) Citrix
3 9 (20.93%) VMware
4 6 (13.95%) AppSense
4 6 (13.95%) Avaya
4 6 (13.95%) HP
5 5 (11.63%) Apple
5 5 (11.63%) EMC
5 5 (11.63%) NetApp
5 5 (11.63%) Remedy
6 3 (6.98%) Ipanema Technologies
6 3 (6.98%) Juniper
6 3 (6.98%) Riverbed
7 2 (4.65%) Mitel
7 2 (4.65%) Polycom
8 1 (2.33%) iManage
8 1 (2.33%) Minitab
8 1 (2.33%) NetIQ
8 1 (2.33%) Samsung
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