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

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 241 217 203
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -14
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 9 48 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.14% 0.71% 0.81%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.81% 3.75% 3.98%
Number of salaries quoted 5 40 56
Median salary £24,750 £38,750 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-36.12% +19.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,400 £28,850 £22,400
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £46,000 £60,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%
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
1108 1281 1508
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 17.69% 18.93% 20.42%
Number of salaries quoted 932 1029 1229
Median salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £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 September 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 September 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 +28 7 £24,750 -34.00% 1
Manchester -34 2 £32,750 -18.12% 4
Skype for Business
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 22 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 15 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 14 (58.33%) Office 365
4 12 (50.00%) Citrix
4 12 (50.00%) SharePoint
5 11 (45.83%) SCCM
6 10 (41.67%) Windows
7 9 (37.50%) NetScaler
8 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
8 8 (33.33%) Windows Server
9 7 (29.17%) VMware
9 7 (29.17%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (29.17%) PowerShell
9 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Azure
10 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (25.00%) Skype
10 6 (25.00%) Presales
10 6 (25.00%) Firewall
10 6 (25.00%) HP
10 6 (25.00%) Cisco
11 5 (20.83%) NetApp
11 5 (20.83%) Apple
11 5 (20.83%) EMC
11 5 (20.83%) MS Exchange
11 5 (20.83%) WAN
11 5 (20.83%) Python
11 5 (20.83%) AppSense
11 5 (20.83%) Mobile Device Management
11 5 (20.83%) Web Application Development
11 5 (20.83%) vSphere

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 12 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (20.83%) MS Exchange
3 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (4.17%) Drupal
5 1 (4.17%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (4.17%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Line 50
1 1 (4.17%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 14 (58.33%) Office 365
2 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (20.83%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (8.33%) OneDrive
4 2 (8.33%) Yammer
5 1 (4.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (37.50%) NetScaler
2 6 (25.00%) Firewall
2 6 (25.00%) Skype
3 5 (20.83%) WAN
4 4 (16.67%) VoIP
5 3 (12.50%) DNS
5 3 (12.50%) LAN
6 2 (8.33%) IMAP
6 2 (8.33%) MPLS
6 2 (8.33%) SAN
6 2 (8.33%) SMTP
7 1 (4.17%) DHCP
7 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
7 1 (4.17%) VPN
7 1 (4.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) Power BI
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (4.17%) Legal
1 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (20.83%) Consultant
3 4 (16.67%) Citrix Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Citrix Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Junior
4 3 (12.50%) Junior Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Exchange Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Lync Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Wintel Support
6 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 1 (4.17%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Technician
6 1 (4.17%) Collaboration Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) IT Support
6 1 (4.17%) IT Technician
6 1 (4.17%) Telephony Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Voice Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.33%) iPad
4 1 (4.17%) PKI
4 1 (4.17%) Replication
4 1 (4.17%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 10 (41.67%) Windows
2 8 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 5 (20.83%) Windows 7
3 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (16.67%) Mac OS
5 2 (8.33%) Apple iOS
5 2 (8.33%) Windows 10
6 1 (4.17%) Android
6 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Presales
2 5 (20.83%) Customer Engagement
2 5 (20.83%) Mobile Device Management
2 5 (20.83%) Web Application Development
3 4 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (16.67%) ITIL
3 4 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (16.67%) Migration
3 4 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 4 (16.67%) Time Management
3 4 (16.67%) Web Filtering
4 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.33%) Application Virtualisation
4 2 (8.33%) Capacity Management
4 2 (8.33%) High Availability
4 2 (8.33%) Problem Management
4 2 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (4.17%) Business Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) Business Transformation
5 1 (4.17%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) PowerShell
2 5 (20.83%) Python
2 5 (20.83%) Ruby
3 2 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.17%) CCA
3 1 (4.17%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (4.17%) MCSA
3 1 (4.17%) MCSE
3 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 7 (29.17%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (20.83%) vSphere
3 5 (20.83%) XenApp
3 5 (20.83%) XenDesktop
3 5 (20.83%) XenServer
4 3 (12.50%) Hyper-V
5 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (45.83%) SCCM
2 2 (8.33%) WSUS
3 1 (4.17%) AirWatch
3 1 (4.17%) PaperCut
Vendors
1 22 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 12 (50.00%) Citrix
3 7 (29.17%) VMware
4 6 (25.00%) Cisco
4 6 (25.00%) HP
5 5 (20.83%) Apple
5 5 (20.83%) AppSense
5 5 (20.83%) EMC
5 5 (20.83%) NetApp
6 3 (12.50%) Avaya
7 1 (4.17%) Mitel
7 1 (4.17%) Polycom
7 1 (4.17%) Sage
7 1 (4.17%) Samsung
7 1 (4.17%) Siemens
7 1 (4.17%) Sonus
7 1 (4.17%) Verint
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