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

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 224 182 227
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +45
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 36 60 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.58% 0.97% 0.61%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.99% 5.08% 3.06%
Number of salaries quoted 28 59 39
Median salary £32,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,950 £22,400
10% offered a salary of more than £49,700 £51,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £44,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +1.19%
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
1203 1182 1505
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 19.27% 19.20% 20.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1034 973 1310
Median salary £38,750 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £23,000
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 3 December 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 3 December 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
Manchester -37 16 £32,500 -18.75% 2
Merseyside -7 14 £42,500 +14.86% 1
Cheshire +11 8 £22,500 -40.00%
Skype for Business
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 34 (75.56%) Microsoft
2 31 (68.89%) Windows
3 27 (60.00%) SharePoint
4 26 (57.78%) Active Directory
4 26 (57.78%) Office 365
5 24 (53.33%) Skype
6 19 (42.22%) Windows Server
7 16 (35.56%) Citrix
7 16 (35.56%) MS Exchange
7 16 (35.56%) SCCM
8 13 (28.89%) ITIL
9 12 (26.67%) VoIP
10 11 (24.44%) Exchange Server 2013
10 11 (24.44%) Exchange Server 2010
11 10 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (22.22%) MS Office
11 10 (22.22%) MS Excel
11 10 (22.22%) VMware
12 9 (20.00%) SLA
12 9 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 8 (17.78%) Windows 7
13 8 (17.78%) Microsoft Azure
14 7 (15.56%) SQL
14 7 (15.56%) Service Delivery
15 6 (13.33%) Management Information System
15 6 (13.33%) Migration
15 6 (13.33%) WSUS
15 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
15 6 (13.33%) HP
15 6 (13.33%) Windows 8

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 27 (60.00%) SharePoint
2 16 (35.56%) MS Exchange
3 11 (24.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (24.44%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (8.89%) GroupWise
6 2 (4.44%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (2.22%) Drupal
Applications
1 10 (22.22%) MS Excel
1 10 (22.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (11.11%) Line 50
1 5 (11.11%) Sage X3
2 1 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (57.78%) Office 365
2 8 (17.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (11.11%) OneDrive
4 2 (4.44%) Amazon S3
4 2 (4.44%) Yammer
5 1 (2.22%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 24 (53.33%) Skype
2 12 (26.67%) VoIP
3 5 (11.11%) Firewall
3 5 (11.11%) VPN
4 4 (8.89%) LAN
4 4 (8.89%) NetScaler
4 4 (8.89%) WAN
5 3 (6.67%) DNS
5 3 (6.67%) SAN
6 2 (4.44%) DHCP
6 2 (4.44%) IMAP
6 2 (4.44%) MPLS
6 2 (4.44%) NAS
6 2 (4.44%) Network Security
6 2 (4.44%) POP3
6 2 (4.44%) SMTP
7 1 (2.22%) Extranet
7 1 (2.22%) Internet
7 1 (2.22%) Intranet
7 1 (2.22%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.11%) Power BI
3 1 (2.22%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (11.11%) Back Office
2 3 (6.67%) Finance
3 2 (4.44%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.22%) Advertising
4 1 (2.22%) Games
4 1 (2.22%) Legal
4 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (24.44%) IT Support
2 10 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (13.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 5 (11.11%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Technician
4 5 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Technician
4 5 (11.11%) IT Support Technician
4 5 (11.11%) IT Technician
4 5 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Support Technician
5 4 (8.89%) Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) IT Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) IT Support Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Administrator
6 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.67%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.44%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.44%) Driving Licence
2 2 (4.44%) PKI
2 2 (4.44%) Public Cloud
2 2 (4.44%) Replication
2 2 (4.44%) Statistics
3 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.22%) iPad
3 1 (2.22%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 31 (68.89%) Windows
2 19 (42.22%) Windows Server
3 10 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (17.78%) Windows 7
5 6 (13.33%) Apple iOS
5 6 (13.33%) Windows 8
6 5 (11.11%) Android
6 5 (11.11%) Linux
6 5 (11.11%) Unix
6 5 (11.11%) Windows 10
7 4 (8.89%) Mac OS
7 4 (8.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.22%) AIX
8 1 (2.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.89%) ITIL
2 7 (15.56%) Service Delivery
3 6 (13.33%) Migration
3 6 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (11.11%) Asset Management
5 4 (8.89%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (8.89%) Data Management
5 4 (8.89%) Incident Management
5 4 (8.89%) Information Security
5 4 (8.89%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (8.89%) Master Data Management
5 4 (8.89%) Mobile Device Management
5 4 (8.89%) Process Improvement
5 4 (8.89%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (8.89%) Service Management
5 4 (8.89%) Time Management
5 4 (8.89%) Web Filtering
6 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2
7 2 (4.44%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.44%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.56%) SQL
2 3 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (6.67%) MCSA
2 3 (6.67%) MCSE
2 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (4.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.00%) SLA
2 3 (6.67%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 26 (57.78%) Active Directory
2 9 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.89%) NDS
3 4 (8.89%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 3 (6.67%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.22%) pfSense
5 1 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.22%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (2.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (35.56%) SCCM
2 6 (13.33%) WSUS
3 5 (11.11%) Backup Exec
3 5 (11.11%) HP SIM
3 5 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (11.11%) PaperCut
4 2 (4.44%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (4.44%) SCDPM
4 2 (4.44%) SCOM
4 2 (4.44%) SCVMM
5 1 (2.22%) AirWatch
5 1 (2.22%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (2.22%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 34 (75.56%) Microsoft
2 16 (35.56%) Citrix
3 10 (22.22%) VMware
4 6 (13.33%) HP
5 5 (11.11%) Apple
5 5 (11.11%) Dell
5 5 (11.11%) Sage
5 5 (11.11%) Siemens
5 5 (11.11%) Sophos
5 5 (11.11%) Symantec
6 4 (8.89%) GFI Software
6 4 (8.89%) Red Hat
6 4 (8.89%) Remedy
6 4 (8.89%) SolarWinds
7 3 (6.67%) Avaya
8 2 (4.44%) Intel Security
8 2 (4.44%) NetApp
9 1 (2.22%) Cisco
9 1 (2.22%) EMC
9 1 (2.22%) Verint
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