The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 312 233 240
Rank change year-on-year
-79 +7
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 118 257 255
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.64% 1.23% 1.13%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.54% 6.41% 5.62%
Number of salaries quoted 96 207 216
Median salary £38,000 £38,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.29% -14.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,750 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £58,750
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 South East region.

Application Platforms Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
3336 4007 4538
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 18.11% 19.21% 20.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2909 3440 3679
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +3.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of job ads across the South East 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 South East

Skype for Business
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Skype for Business Salary Trend in the South East

Skype for Business
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the South East region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016.

Skype for Business Salary Histogram in the South East

Skype for Business
Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 25 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
Berkshire -17 48 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Hampshire -30 29 £32,500 -13.33% 4
Surrey -2 21 £57,500 +48.38% 1
Kent +12 9 £51,250 +46.42%
West Sussex -26 4 £40,000 -5.88%
Buckinghamshire +11 2 - -
Oxfordshire -32 2 £45,000 -22.74%
Middlesex - 2 £38,250 -
East Sussex - 1 £50,000 - 1
Skype for Business
England

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 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 South East region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 233 (67.15%) Microsoft
2 215 (61.96%) Windows
3 156 (44.96%) Active Directory
4 145 (41.79%) Cisco
5 128 (36.89%) Skype
6 126 (36.31%) Windows Server
7 115 (33.14%) VMware
7 115 (33.14%) Office 365
8 110 (31.70%) ITIL
9 101 (29.11%) MS Excel
10 92 (26.51%) Cisco Certification
11 91 (26.22%) MS Exchange
11 91 (26.22%) SQL Server
12 89 (25.65%) Windows Server 2008
13 75 (21.61%) Microsoft Certification
14 73 (21.04%) WAN
15 71 (20.46%) SQL
16 68 (19.60%) Windows Server 2012
16 68 (19.60%) Hyper-V
17 67 (19.31%) MCSE
17 67 (19.31%) LAN
18 64 (18.44%) SharePoint
18 64 (18.44%) VMware Infrastructure
19 58 (16.71%) CCNA
20 57 (16.43%) Unified Communications
21 55 (15.85%) HP
22 54 (15.56%) Firewall
22 54 (15.56%) Exchange Server 2010
23 53 (15.27%) Windows 7
24 52 (14.99%) Citrix

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 91 (26.22%) MS Exchange
2 64 (18.44%) SharePoint
3 54 (15.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 43 (12.39%) Exchange Server 2013
5 17 (4.90%) IIS
6 10 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (2.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 9 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (2.02%) SharePoint 2010
8 7 (2.02%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (1.44%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 101 (29.11%) MS Excel
2 42 (12.10%) MS Office
3 10 (2.88%) MS Project
4 6 (1.73%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (3.75%) Dynamics AX
2 10 (2.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.29%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 115 (33.14%) Office 365
2 37 (10.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (6.34%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (2.88%) Yammer
5 9 (2.59%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.44%) SaaS
7 2 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.58%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 128 (36.89%) Skype
2 73 (21.04%) WAN
3 67 (19.31%) LAN
4 57 (16.43%) Unified Communications
5 54 (15.56%) Firewall
6 48 (13.83%) TCP/IP
7 45 (12.97%) SAN
8 39 (11.24%) VoIP
9 38 (10.95%) DNS
10 37 (10.66%) PBX
11 29 (8.36%) VPN
12 27 (7.78%) DHCP
13 23 (6.63%) VLAN
14 21 (6.05%) Cisco ASA
15 19 (5.48%) Wi-Fi
16 17 (4.90%) H.323
17 16 (4.61%) Wireless
18 15 (4.32%) Cisco IPT
18 15 (4.32%) MPLS
19 14 (4.03%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (26.22%) SQL Server
2 34 (9.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (4.61%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (2.88%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.15%) Data Mining
6 4 (1.15%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.29%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (1.73%) Visual Studio
General
1 40 (11.53%) Telecoms
2 34 (9.80%) Finance
3 7 (2.02%) Legal
4 6 (1.73%) Billing
4 6 (1.73%) Marketing
5 4 (1.15%) Banking
5 4 (1.15%) Brand Awareness
6 3 (0.86%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.86%) Retail
6 3 (0.86%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.58%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.58%) German Language
8 1 (0.29%) Advertising
8 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.29%) Electronics
8 1 (0.29%) French Language
8 1 (0.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 62 (17.87%) Support Engineer
2 61 (17.58%) Analyst
3 51 (14.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 34 (9.80%) Support Analyst
5 32 (9.22%) Architect
6 30 (8.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 28 (8.07%) Technical Support
7 28 (8.07%) Windows Engineer
8 26 (7.49%) Consultant
9 25 (7.20%) Lync Engineer
10 23 (6.63%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 23 (6.63%) 3rd Line Support
10 23 (6.63%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 22 (6.34%) Infrastructure Support
12 19 (5.48%) Desktop Support
12 19 (5.48%) Solutions Architect
13 18 (5.19%) Administrator
13 18 (5.19%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
13 18 (5.19%) IT Support
14 17 (4.90%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.61%) Web Services
2 14 (4.03%) .NET
2 14 (4.03%) Middleware
3 10 (2.88%) XMPP
4 4 (1.15%) VXML
5 3 (0.86%) X-Windows
6 2 (0.58%) COM
7 1 (0.29%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (6.34%) Clustering
3 16 (4.61%) Video Conferencing
4 15 (4.32%) Data Centre
5 14 (4.03%) Blackberry
6 12 (3.46%) Driving Licence
6 12 (3.46%) Fat Client
6 12 (3.46%) Thin Client
7 11 (3.17%) CESG
7 11 (3.17%) Computer Science
7 11 (3.17%) Replication
8 10 (2.88%) IVR
9 7 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (2.02%) iPad
9 7 (2.02%) iPhone
9 7 (2.02%) Management Information System
9 7 (2.02%) Virtual Team
10 5 (1.44%) Biometrics
10 5 (1.44%) Cybercrime
10 5 (1.44%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 215 (61.96%) Windows
2 126 (36.31%) Windows Server
3 89 (25.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 68 (19.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 53 (15.27%) Windows 7
6 31 (8.93%) Windows 8
7 25 (7.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (5.48%) Windows 10
9 17 (4.90%) Linux
10 12 (3.46%) Apple iOS
11 10 (2.88%) Android
12 8 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (2.02%) Debian
13 7 (2.02%) Ubuntu
13 7 (2.02%) Windows XP
14 6 (1.73%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.86%) CentOS
16 2 (0.58%) Windows Vista
17 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (31.70%) ITIL
2 28 (8.07%) PRINCE2
3 26 (7.49%) Change Management
3 26 (7.49%) Migration
4 25 (7.20%) Presales
4 25 (7.20%) Service Delivery
5 23 (6.63%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (6.63%) Disaster Recovery
6 20 (5.76%) Service Management
7 18 (5.19%) Change Control
8 17 (4.90%) Analytics
9 14 (4.03%) Enterprise Architecture
9 14 (4.03%) ERP
9 14 (4.03%) Portfolio Management
9 14 (4.03%) Technical Architecture
10 13 (3.75%) Continuous Improvement
10 13 (3.75%) Mentoring
10 13 (3.75%) Project Management
11 12 (3.46%) Data Analytics
11 12 (3.46%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 71 (20.46%) SQL
2 23 (6.63%) PowerShell
3 12 (3.46%) C
4 10 (2.88%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.73%) C#
6 1 (0.29%) VB
6 1 (0.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 92 (26.51%) Cisco Certification
2 75 (21.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 67 (19.31%) MCSE
4 58 (16.71%) CCNA
5 49 (14.12%) Security Cleared
6 42 (12.10%) SC Cleared
7 34 (9.80%) CCNP
8 31 (8.93%) MCSA
9 24 (6.92%) MCITP
10 19 (5.48%) Degree
11 18 (5.19%) CCNP Voice
12 14 (4.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 11 (3.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 9 (2.59%) MOS
14 9 (2.59%) Network+ Certification
15 7 (2.02%) MCP
16 6 (1.73%) CCVP
17 5 (1.44%) Dell Certification
17 5 (1.44%) DV Cleared
18 3 (0.86%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.20%) SLA
2 8 (2.31%) QA
3 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 156 (44.96%) Active Directory
2 68 (19.60%) Hyper-V
3 64 (18.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 44 (12.68%) XenApp
5 15 (4.32%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (4.03%) vSphere
7 9 (2.59%) Forefront TMG
8 8 (2.31%) Firmware
8 8 (2.31%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (2.02%) ISA Server
10 5 (1.44%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.86%) vCloud
11 3 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.86%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.58%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.58%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.29%) UAG
13 1 (0.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 38 (10.95%) SCCM
2 20 (5.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 19 (5.48%) SCOM
4 16 (4.61%) Cisco CUCM
5 15 (4.32%) Microsoft Clustering
6 12 (3.46%) Cisco UCCX
6 12 (3.46%) DatAdvantage
6 12 (3.46%) Failover Clustering
7 11 (3.17%) vMotion
8 9 (2.59%) Cisco UCCE
9 5 (1.44%) Cisco IPCC
9 5 (1.44%) SCVMM
9 5 (1.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 4 (1.15%) Backup Exec
10 4 (1.15%) EMC NetWorker
10 4 (1.15%) Nagios
10 4 (1.15%) Opsview
10 4 (1.15%) SCSM
10 4 (1.15%) SolarWinds Orion
11 3 (0.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 233 (67.15%) Microsoft
2 145 (41.79%) Cisco
3 115 (33.14%) VMware
4 55 (15.85%) HP
5 52 (14.99%) Citrix
6 44 (12.68%) Avaya
7 32 (9.22%) EMC
7 32 (9.22%) NetApp
8 29 (8.36%) Mitel
9 28 (8.07%) Veeam
10 27 (7.78%) F5
11 25 (7.20%) Polycom
12 23 (6.63%) Palo Alto
13 22 (6.34%) SolarWinds
14 21 (6.05%) NEC
15 20 (5.76%) Dell
16 16 (4.61%) Oracle
17 15 (4.32%) CheckPoint
17 15 (4.32%) Juniper
18 13 (3.75%) Intel Security
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