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 28 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
England / South West
Rank 207 210 182
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -28
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 33 50 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.65% 0.87% 1.16%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.37% 3.59% 5.23%
Number of salaries quoted 19 41 58
Median salary £40,000 £28,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+40.35% -24.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,700 £22,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £40,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -6.97%

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
979 1391 1299
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 19.25% 24.17% 22.18%
Number of salaries quoted 818 1176 1145
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £23,000
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 28 February 2017.

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 28 February 2017. 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 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
Bristol -2 16 £42,500 +54.54% 4
Cornwall - 12 £37,500 -
Wiltshire - 5 £37,500 -
Skype for Business
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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 33 (70.21%) Skype
2 32 (68.09%) Microsoft
3 21 (44.68%) Active Directory
4 19 (40.43%) MS Excel
4 19 (40.43%) Office 365
5 18 (38.30%) ITIL
6 16 (34.04%) Windows
6 16 (34.04%) MS Exchange
6 16 (34.04%) VMware
7 15 (31.91%) Cisco
7 15 (31.91%) Unified Communications
8 13 (27.66%) Exchange Server 2010
9 12 (25.53%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (21.28%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (19.15%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (19.15%) LAN
11 9 (19.15%) WAN
12 8 (17.02%) SharePoint
12 8 (17.02%) MCSE
12 8 (17.02%) Telecoms
12 8 (17.02%) Service Delivery
12 8 (17.02%) Firewall
12 8 (17.02%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (17.02%) Degree
12 8 (17.02%) SCCM
12 8 (17.02%) Windows Server
13 7 (14.89%) Migration
13 7 (14.89%) VoIP
13 7 (14.89%) SQL

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 16 (34.04%) MS Exchange
2 13 (27.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (17.02%) SharePoint
4 4 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (4.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (4.26%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (4.26%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.13%) Apache
6 1 (2.13%) SAS
Applications
1 19 (40.43%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (40.43%) Office 365
2 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.38%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 33 (70.21%) Skype
2 15 (31.91%) Unified Communications
3 9 (19.15%) LAN
3 9 (19.15%) WAN
4 8 (17.02%) Firewall
5 7 (14.89%) SAN
5 7 (14.89%) TCP/IP
5 7 (14.89%) VoIP
6 5 (10.64%) DHCP
6 5 (10.64%) DNS
6 5 (10.64%) VLAN
6 5 (10.64%) VPN
6 5 (10.64%) Wireless
7 4 (8.51%) CTI
7 4 (8.51%) MD110
7 4 (8.51%) PABX
8 3 (6.38%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (6.38%) MPLS
8 3 (6.38%) NAS
8 3 (6.38%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.13%) MySQL
General
1 8 (17.02%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.51%) Billing
2 4 (8.51%) Finance
3 2 (4.26%) Back Office
3 2 (4.26%) Electronics
3 2 (4.26%) Legal
3 2 (4.26%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.26%) Marketing
4 1 (2.13%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (14.89%) Analyst
2 5 (10.64%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (8.51%) Consultant
3 4 (8.51%) Exchange Engineer
3 4 (8.51%) Network Engineer
3 4 (8.51%) Telephony Manager
4 3 (6.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (6.38%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (6.38%) Exchange Support
4 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (6.38%) Messaging Consultant
4 3 (6.38%) Network Support
4 3 (6.38%) Support Engineer
4 3 (6.38%) Team Leader
5 2 (4.26%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Migration Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Network Team Leader
5 2 (4.26%) Support Analyst
5 2 (4.26%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.28%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (10.64%) Data Centre
3 4 (8.51%) Clustering
3 4 (8.51%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.38%) Driving Licence
4 3 (6.38%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.26%) Blackberry
5 2 (4.26%) BYOD
5 2 (4.26%) iPhone
5 2 (4.26%) Replication
5 2 (4.26%) User Experience
6 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.13%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (2.13%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (34.04%) Windows
2 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (17.02%) Windows Server
3 8 (17.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (10.64%) Windows 7
6 2 (4.26%) Linux
6 2 (4.26%) Mac OS X
6 2 (4.26%) Windows 10
7 1 (2.13%) Ubuntu
7 1 (2.13%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (38.30%) ITIL
2 8 (17.02%) Service Delivery
3 7 (14.89%) Migration
4 6 (12.77%) Service Management
5 4 (8.51%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (8.51%) Line Management
5 4 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (8.51%) Statistics
6 3 (6.38%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (6.38%) ITSM
6 3 (6.38%) Load Balancing
6 3 (6.38%) Mentoring
6 3 (6.38%) Network Design
6 3 (6.38%) Problem Management
6 3 (6.38%) Project Management
6 3 (6.38%) TOGAF
7 2 (4.26%) B2B
7 2 (4.26%) BCP
7 2 (4.26%) Business Continuity
7 2 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.89%) SQL
2 3 (6.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (25.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (17.02%) Degree
2 8 (17.02%) MCSE
3 7 (14.89%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (12.77%) CCNA
5 5 (10.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (6.38%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (6.38%) MCSA
7 2 (4.26%) CCNP
7 2 (4.26%) MCITP
7 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
8 1 (2.13%) CCDP
8 1 (2.13%) DBS Check
8 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
8 1 (2.13%) MCP
8 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) SLA
2 2 (4.26%) ISO 9001
2 2 (4.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.26%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.13%) PMO
System Software
1 21 (44.68%) Active Directory
2 9 (19.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (12.77%) Hyper-V
4 3 (6.38%) vSphere
5 2 (4.26%) DFS Replication
5 2 (4.26%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.13%) KVM
6 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (2.13%) Postfix
6 1 (2.13%) Squid
6 1 (2.13%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (2.13%) VMware Server
6 1 (2.13%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (2.13%) XenApp
6 1 (2.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (17.02%) SCCM
2 4 (8.51%) NetBackup
3 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (6.38%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (6.38%) SCOM
3 3 (6.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (4.26%) Backup Exec
4 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (2.13%) AirWatch
5 1 (2.13%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (2.13%) OpenNebula
5 1 (2.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (68.09%) Microsoft
2 16 (34.04%) VMware
3 15 (31.91%) Cisco
4 7 (14.89%) Avaya
5 4 (8.51%) Apple
5 4 (8.51%) Barracuda Networks
5 4 (8.51%) Ericsson
5 4 (8.51%) HP
5 4 (8.51%) Mitel
6 3 (6.38%) 3PAR
6 3 (6.38%) CheckPoint
6 3 (6.38%) IronPort
6 3 (6.38%) Juniper
6 3 (6.38%) NetApp
6 3 (6.38%) RightFax
6 3 (6.38%) Symantec
7 2 (4.26%) Citrix
7 2 (4.26%) EMC
7 2 (4.26%) Red Hat
7 2 (4.26%) SAP
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