The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 114 116 87
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -29
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 29 28 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.38% 1.16% 2.54%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.84% 7.87% 11.22%
Number of salaries quoted 27 26 48
Average salary £37,500 £47,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.05% -13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £33,250 £41,750
10% offered a salary of more than £50,800 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -10.52%
Skype for Business
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Application Platforms Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
328 356 508
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 15.57% 14.78% 22.66%
Number of salaries quoted 279 295 395
Average salary £42,500 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,450 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Skype for Business Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Skype for Business
Salary Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the Reading region.

Skype for Business Salary Trend in Reading

Skype for Business
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the Reading region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Skype for Business Salary Histogram in Reading

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the Reading region citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Skype for Business.

1 60 (81.08%) Windows
2 58 (78.38%) Active Directory
3 45 (60.81%) Microsoft
4 44 (59.46%) MS Exchange
5 39 (52.70%) VMware
6 37 (50.00%) Cisco
7 36 (48.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 34 (45.95%) EMC
8 34 (45.95%) Microsoft Certification
9 33 (44.59%) ITIL
10 32 (43.24%) HP
10 32 (43.24%) Windows Server
11 30 (40.54%) SCOM
12 29 (39.19%) Windows Server 2012
13 28 (37.84%) SCCM
14 27 (36.49%) VMware Infrastructure
14 27 (36.49%) Exchange Server 2010
15 25 (33.78%) MCSE
16 22 (29.73%) Dell
16 22 (29.73%) Office 365
16 22 (29.73%) Data Centre
17 19 (25.68%) MS Excel
18 18 (24.32%) MSMQ
18 18 (24.32%) Hyper-V
19 16 (21.62%) Project Management
19 16 (21.62%) Unified Communications
19 16 (21.62%) EMC VNX
19 16 (21.62%) Dell Compellent
20 14 (18.92%) Exchange Server 2013
21 13 (17.57%) Migration

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the Reading region citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Skype for Business. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 44 (59.46%) MS Exchange
2 27 (36.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (18.92%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (14.86%) Exchange Server 2007
4 11 (14.86%) Office Communications Server
5 7 (9.46%) SharePoint
6 5 (6.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2000
6 5 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (4.05%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (2.70%) IBM Notes
9 1 (1.35%) IIS
Applications
1 19 (25.68%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.05%) MS Office
3 2 (2.70%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (2.70%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (29.73%) Office 365
2 6 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.05%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 16 (21.62%) Unified Communications
2 13 (17.57%) DHCP
2 13 (17.57%) DNS
3 12 (16.22%) Skype
4 10 (13.51%) SAN
5 9 (12.16%) Cisco IPT
6 6 (8.11%) Firewall
6 6 (8.11%) Wireless
7 5 (6.76%) WebEx
8 4 (5.41%) Cisco ICM
8 4 (5.41%) CTI
8 4 (5.41%) H.323
8 4 (5.41%) IP Telephony
8 4 (5.41%) MGCP
8 4 (5.41%) PABX
8 4 (5.41%) PBX
8 4 (5.41%) PSTN
8 4 (5.41%) SCCP
9 2 (2.70%) LAN
9 2 (2.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.35%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Axure RP
1 2 (2.70%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 2 (2.70%) Finance
1 2 (2.70%) Multimedia
1 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.35%) Advertising
2 1 (1.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (33.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (22.97%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (18.92%) Infrastructure Team Leader
3 14 (18.92%) Team Leader
4 13 (17.57%) Lync Engineer
5 9 (12.16%) Consultant
6 7 (9.46%) Analyst
6 7 (9.46%) Support Engineer
6 7 (9.46%) Unified Communications Engineer
7 6 (8.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 6 (8.11%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (8.11%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
8 5 (6.76%) Communications Support Engineer
8 5 (6.76%) Microsoft Engineer
8 5 (6.76%) Senior Technical Analyst
8 5 (6.76%) Technical Analyst
8 5 (6.76%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
8 5 (6.76%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (5.41%) Avaya Support Engineer
10 3 (4.05%) Office 365 Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (24.32%) MSMQ
2 4 (5.41%) VXML
3 2 (2.70%) CSS
3 2 (2.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (29.73%) Data Centre
2 16 (21.62%) EMC VNX
3 11 (14.86%) Driving Licence
4 9 (12.16%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (8.11%) Blackberry
6 5 (6.76%) Clustering
6 5 (6.76%) Replication
7 4 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (5.41%) Computer Science
7 4 (5.41%) IVR
7 4 (5.41%) Mathematics
8 2 (2.70%) User Experience
9 1 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (1.35%) iPhone
9 1 (1.35%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 60 (81.08%) Windows
2 36 (48.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (43.24%) Windows Server
4 29 (39.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (4.05%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.70%) Android
7 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.35%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.35%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.35%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.35%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (44.59%) ITIL
2 16 (21.62%) Project Management
3 13 (17.57%) Migration
4 9 (12.16%) ITIL V3
5 6 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (6.76%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (6.76%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (5.41%) Cisco ICM Scripting
8 3 (4.05%) CRM
8 3 (4.05%) Network Management
8 3 (4.05%) Presales
9 2 (2.70%) Asset Management
9 2 (2.70%) Business Transformation
9 2 (2.70%) Data Management
9 2 (2.70%) Rapid Prototyping
9 2 (2.70%) Time Management
9 2 (2.70%) Web Development
10 1 (1.35%) Information Architecture
10 1 (1.35%) Line Management
10 1 (1.35%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.81%) SQL
2 5 (6.76%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.41%) VB
3 4 (5.41%) VBScript
4 2 (2.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.35%) C
Qualifications
1 34 (45.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (33.78%) MCSE
3 12 (16.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 11 (14.86%) MCITP
5 7 (9.46%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (9.46%) MCSA
5 7 (9.46%) VCP5
6 6 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (6.76%) CCNP
7 5 (6.76%) CCNP Voice
7 5 (6.76%) DV Cleared
7 5 (6.76%) MCP
7 5 (6.76%) Security Cleared
8 4 (5.41%) Degree
8 4 (5.41%) MCTS
9 1 (1.35%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.05%) SLA
System Software
1 58 (78.38%) Active Directory
2 27 (36.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (24.32%) Hyper-V
4 11 (14.86%) VMware ESX
5 10 (13.51%) vSphere
6 8 (10.81%) VMware Server
7 6 (8.11%) Terminal Services
8 5 (6.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 5 (6.76%) XenApp
9 1 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 30 (40.54%) SCOM
2 28 (37.84%) SCCM
3 12 (16.22%) NetBackup
4 7 (9.46%) Backup Exec
5 5 (6.76%) Cisco CUCM
5 5 (6.76%) Cisco UCCX
5 5 (6.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 5 (6.76%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (5.41%) Cisco IPCC
6 4 (5.41%) Cisco UCCE
6 4 (5.41%) MOM
7 2 (2.70%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (2.70%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (2.70%) Simpana
8 1 (1.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 45 (60.81%) Microsoft
2 39 (52.70%) VMware
3 37 (50.00%) Cisco
4 34 (45.95%) EMC
5 32 (43.24%) HP
6 22 (29.73%) Dell
7 16 (21.62%) Dell Compellent
8 13 (17.57%) Symantec
9 8 (10.81%) Citrix
9 8 (10.81%) Polycom
9 8 (10.81%) Veeam
10 7 (9.46%) arcserve
11 6 (8.11%) Avaya
12 5 (6.76%) 3PAR
13 3 (4.05%) Mitel
14 2 (2.70%) Adobe
14 2 (2.70%) Lotus
14 2 (2.70%) Tandberg
15 1 (1.35%) F5
15 1 (1.35%) ProCurve
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