The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 227 174 177
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +3
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 29 68 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.51% 1.15% 1.05%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.30% 6.04% 5.32%
Number of salaries quoted 27 62 59
Median salary £36,000 £36,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.36% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £21,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £47,500 £50,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,750
% change year-on-year
- -4.19%
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 South West region.

Application Platforms Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
1261 1125 1221
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 22.20% 19.09% 19.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1066 951 1049
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South 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 South West

Skype for Business
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Skype for Business Salary Trend in the South West

Skype for Business
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the South West region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016.

Skype for Business Salary Histogram in the South West

Skype for Business
Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 26 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
Gloucestershire -15 11 £41,250 +3.12% 1
Bristol -14 9 £33,750 -13.46%
Somerset -1 5 £34,500 +60.46%
Cornwall - 3 £27,500 -
Wiltshire +1 1 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Skype for Business
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 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 South West region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 44 (74.58%) Microsoft
2 36 (61.02%) VMware
3 33 (55.93%) MS Exchange
4 31 (52.54%) Windows
5 28 (47.46%) SharePoint
6 24 (40.68%) Skype
6 24 (40.68%) Windows Server
7 23 (38.98%) SCCM
7 23 (38.98%) VMware Infrastructure
8 21 (35.59%) Security Cleared
9 20 (33.90%) ITIL
9 20 (33.90%) Active Directory
10 19 (32.20%) SQL
10 19 (32.20%) Hyper-V
10 19 (32.20%) Office 365
11 18 (30.51%) MS Excel
11 18 (30.51%) DNS
12 15 (25.42%) TCP/IP
12 15 (25.42%) SC Cleared
12 15 (25.42%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (23.73%) DV Cleared
13 14 (23.73%) SCOM
13 14 (23.73%) Test Scripting
13 14 (23.73%) Windows Server 2012
14 13 (22.03%) ISTQB
14 13 (22.03%) DHCP
15 12 (20.34%) VoIP
15 12 (20.34%) Cisco
15 12 (20.34%) Microsoft Certification
15 12 (20.34%) Exchange Server 2010

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in the South 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 33 (55.93%) MS Exchange
2 28 (47.46%) SharePoint
3 12 (20.34%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (16.95%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (11.86%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (6.78%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2000
7 3 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (5.08%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (3.39%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (1.69%) Apache
9 1 (1.69%) CMS
Applications
1 18 (30.51%) MS Excel
2 6 (10.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (32.20%) Office 365
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.69%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 24 (40.68%) Skype
2 18 (30.51%) DNS
3 15 (25.42%) TCP/IP
4 13 (22.03%) DHCP
5 12 (20.34%) VoIP
6 11 (18.64%) Firewall
7 10 (16.95%) Unified Communications
8 9 (15.25%) VLAN
9 8 (13.56%) SAN
10 7 (11.86%) LAN
10 7 (11.86%) WAN
10 7 (11.86%) Wireless
11 5 (8.47%) VPN
12 4 (6.78%) Internet
12 4 (6.78%) Intranet
13 3 (5.08%) IP Telephony
13 3 (5.08%) NAS
13 3 (5.08%) PBX
14 2 (3.39%) ISDN
14 2 (3.39%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.69%) MySQL
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (6.78%) ClearCase
2 2 (3.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (8.47%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.08%) Billing
2 3 (5.08%) Law
2 3 (5.08%) Legal
3 2 (3.39%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (35.59%) Analyst
2 12 (20.34%) Test Analyst
3 10 (16.95%) Tester
4 8 (13.56%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 7 (11.86%) Administrator
5 7 (11.86%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (10.17%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (10.17%) IT Support
6 6 (10.17%) Support Analyst
7 5 (8.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (6.78%) Integration Analyst
8 4 (6.78%) Integration Test Analyst
8 4 (6.78%) IT Analyst
8 4 (6.78%) Telephony Manager
8 4 (6.78%) Unified Communications Engineer
9 3 (5.08%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
9 3 (5.08%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (5.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 3 (5.08%) IT Engineer
9 3 (5.08%) Senior IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.69%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.86%) Blackberry
2 6 (10.17%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (6.78%) Driving Licence
3 4 (6.78%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (6.78%) Mobile Computing
4 3 (5.08%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.08%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.39%) PKI
6 1 (1.69%) BYOD
6 1 (1.69%) Clustering
6 1 (1.69%) CMDB
6 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.69%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.69%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 31 (52.54%) Windows
2 24 (40.68%) Windows Server
3 15 (25.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (23.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (18.64%) Windows 7
6 10 (16.95%) Linux
7 9 (15.25%) Windows 8
8 7 (11.86%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (10.17%) Windows XP
10 4 (6.78%) Apple iOS
10 4 (6.78%) Mac OS X
11 3 (5.08%) Solaris
11 3 (5.08%) Windows 10
11 3 (5.08%) Windows 2000
11 3 (5.08%) Windows Vista
12 2 (3.39%) Unix
13 1 (1.69%) CentOS
13 1 (1.69%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (33.90%) ITIL
2 14 (23.73%) Test Scripting
3 8 (13.56%) Migration
4 7 (11.86%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (10.17%) Service Management
6 5 (8.47%) Capacity Management
6 5 (8.47%) Change Management
6 5 (8.47%) Line Management
6 5 (8.47%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (6.78%) Data Protection
7 4 (6.78%) Defect Management
7 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (6.78%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (6.78%) SDLC
7 4 (6.78%) Software Testing
7 4 (6.78%) Test Strategy
7 4 (6.78%) Web Filtering
8 3 (5.08%) Information Security
8 3 (5.08%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 19 (32.20%) SQL
2 6 (10.17%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.69%) LINC
Qualifications
1 21 (35.59%) Security Cleared
2 15 (25.42%) SC Cleared
3 14 (23.73%) DV Cleared
4 13 (22.03%) ISTQB
5 12 (20.34%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (18.64%) Degree
7 9 (15.25%) ISEB
7 9 (15.25%) MCSA
8 7 (11.86%) CCNA
8 7 (11.86%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (10.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (6.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (6.78%) MCSE
11 3 (5.08%) DBS Check
12 2 (3.39%) MCP
12 2 (3.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (1.69%) CCNP
13 1 (1.69%) MCITP
13 1 (1.69%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) ISO 9001
1 4 (6.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (6.78%) SLA
2 1 (1.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (38.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (33.90%) Active Directory
3 19 (32.20%) Hyper-V
4 11 (18.64%) VMware ESX
5 5 (8.47%) vSphere
6 4 (6.78%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (3.39%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.69%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.69%) Firmware
8 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.69%) Postfix
8 1 (1.69%) Squid
8 1 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 23 (38.98%) SCCM
2 14 (23.73%) SCOM
3 5 (8.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (6.78%) AirWatch
4 4 (6.78%) Backup Exec
4 4 (6.78%) NetBackup
4 4 (6.78%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (5.08%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (3.39%) SCVMM
6 2 (3.39%) WSUS
7 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (1.69%) SCDPM
7 1 (1.69%) SCOrch
7 1 (1.69%) SCSM
7 1 (1.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 44 (74.58%) Microsoft
2 36 (61.02%) VMware
3 12 (20.34%) Cisco
4 9 (15.25%) Avaya
5 6 (10.17%) Citrix
5 6 (10.17%) Red Hat
6 5 (8.47%) Barracuda Networks
6 5 (8.47%) Veritas
7 4 (6.78%) Altiris
7 4 (6.78%) Apple
7 4 (6.78%) Huawei
7 4 (6.78%) Intel Security
7 4 (6.78%) Meru Networks
7 4 (6.78%) Mitel
7 4 (6.78%) Riverbed
7 4 (6.78%) Symantec
8 3 (5.08%) HP
8 3 (5.08%) NEC
9 2 (3.39%) Dell
9 2 (3.39%) Ericsson
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