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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 187 179 191
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +12
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 59 62 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.03% 1.03% 0.77%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.34% 4.52% 3.56%
Number of salaries quoted 46 58 32
Average salary £28,500 £38,750 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.45% -22.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £33,950 £24,100
10% offered a salary of more than £43,750 £50,000 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -10.52%
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
1361 1372 1181
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 23.83% 22.89% 21.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1178 1241 1022
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 9 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Skype for Business within the South West region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dorset +15 21 £28,500 -36.66% 2
Bristol +7 21 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Somerset +6 15 £34,712 +54.27%
Gloucestershire -2 2 £22,500 -28.57%
Skype for Business
England

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the South West 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.

1 102 (69.86%) MS Exchange
2 101 (69.18%) Windows
3 99 (67.81%) Active Directory
4 92 (63.01%) VMware
5 84 (57.53%) Microsoft
6 70 (47.95%) VMware Infrastructure
6 70 (47.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 68 (46.58%) Exchange Server 2010
8 66 (45.21%) Firewall
9 65 (44.52%) Windows Server 2012
10 64 (43.84%) Citrix
11 58 (39.73%) Windows 7
12 52 (35.62%) Exchange Server 2007
13 51 (34.93%) MS Excel
13 51 (34.93%) LAN
14 48 (32.88%) Data Centre
15 46 (31.51%) XenApp
16 44 (30.14%) Migration
17 43 (29.45%) MS Office
18 42 (28.77%) Skype
19 41 (28.08%) VLAN
19 41 (28.08%) VPN
20 40 (27.40%) IPsec
20 40 (27.40%) Mac OS
21 36 (24.66%) Windows Server
22 35 (23.97%) Exchange Server 2013
22 35 (23.97%) SharePoint
23 33 (22.60%) DNS
24 28 (19.18%) Security Cleared
25 24 (16.44%) ITIL

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the South West 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
1 102 (69.86%) MS Exchange
2 68 (46.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 52 (35.62%) Exchange Server 2007
4 35 (23.97%) Exchange Server 2013
4 35 (23.97%) SharePoint
5 21 (14.38%) Exchange Server 2003
6 11 (7.53%) Exchange Server 2000
7 8 (5.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 7 (4.79%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.68%) SAS
9 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 51 (34.93%) MS Excel
2 43 (29.45%) MS Office
3 2 (1.37%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (8.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (11.64%) Office 365
2 8 (5.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.74%) Mimecast
4 2 (1.37%) SaaS
5 1 (0.68%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 66 (45.21%) Firewall
2 51 (34.93%) LAN
3 42 (28.77%) Skype
4 41 (28.08%) VLAN
4 41 (28.08%) VPN
5 40 (27.40%) IPsec
6 33 (22.60%) DNS
7 21 (14.38%) DHCP
8 16 (10.96%) SAN
9 11 (7.53%) WAN
9 11 (7.53%) Wireless
10 9 (6.16%) Unified Communications
11 8 (5.48%) BGP
11 8 (5.48%) OSPF
11 8 (5.48%) TCP/IP
12 6 (4.11%) Remote Desktop
13 5 (3.42%) NAS
14 3 (2.05%) SSL
15 2 (1.37%) Extranet
15 2 (1.37%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.59%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.74%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.05%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.05%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 13 (8.90%) Finance
2 9 (6.16%) Marketing
3 6 (4.11%) Legal
4 5 (3.42%) Banking
4 5 (3.42%) Billing
5 4 (2.74%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.68%) Advertising
6 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 32 (21.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (14.38%) IT Engineer
3 19 (13.01%) Service Desk Engineer
4 16 (10.96%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 15 (10.27%) Senior IT Engineer
6 14 (9.59%) Analyst
6 14 (9.59%) Messaging Specialist
6 14 (9.59%) Network Engineer
7 13 (8.90%) Service Desk Technician
8 12 (8.22%) IT Technician
9 11 (7.53%) Senior Manager
10 10 (6.85%) IT Support
10 10 (6.85%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (6.85%) Support Engineer
11 9 (6.16%) Account Manager
11 9 (6.16%) Administrator
11 9 (6.16%) IT Manager
11 9 (6.16%) Lync Specialist
11 9 (6.16%) Senior Account Manager
11 9 (6.16%) Senior IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.68%) .NET
1 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 48 (32.88%) Data Centre
2 16 (10.96%) Blackberry
3 13 (8.90%) Clustering
4 7 (4.79%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.79%) User Experience
5 6 (4.11%) Mathematics
6 5 (3.42%) Driving Licence
7 4 (2.74%) CCTV
8 3 (2.05%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (2.05%) EqualLogic
9 2 (1.37%) Cryptography
9 2 (1.37%) Digital Media
9 2 (1.37%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.37%) Replication
10 1 (0.68%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.68%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.68%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 101 (69.18%) Windows
2 70 (47.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 65 (44.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 58 (39.73%) Windows 7
5 40 (27.40%) Mac OS
6 36 (24.66%) Windows Server
7 12 (8.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (8.22%) Windows XP
8 11 (7.53%) Linux
8 11 (7.53%) Windows Mobile
9 9 (6.16%) Windows 2000
10 8 (5.48%) Windows 8
10 8 (5.48%) Windows Vista
11 6 (4.11%) Android
12 2 (1.37%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.37%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (30.14%) Migration
2 24 (16.44%) ITIL
3 14 (9.59%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (8.90%) CRM
5 10 (6.85%) Identity Management
6 9 (6.16%) B2B
6 9 (6.16%) Business Development
7 7 (4.79%) Data Protection
7 7 (4.79%) Technical Analysis
7 7 (4.79%) UX Design
8 6 (4.11%) Capacity Management
8 6 (4.11%) Configuration Management
8 6 (4.11%) Incident Management
8 6 (4.11%) Information Security
8 6 (4.11%) Performance Monitoring
8 6 (4.11%) Service Management
9 5 (3.42%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (3.42%) Business Continuity
10 4 (2.74%) Information Management
10 4 (2.74%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.53%) SQL
2 4 (2.74%) C#
3 3 (2.05%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (19.18%) Security Cleared
2 18 (12.33%) Degree
3 17 (11.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (8.90%) DV Cleared
4 13 (8.90%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.42%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (3.42%) MCP
5 5 (3.42%) MCSE
6 4 (2.74%) MCSA
6 4 (2.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (2.05%) A+ Certification
7 3 (2.05%) CCNA
7 3 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (2.05%) MCITP
7 3 (2.05%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 99 (67.81%) Active Directory
2 70 (47.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (31.51%) XenApp
4 14 (9.59%) VMware ESX
5 13 (8.90%) Hyper-V
5 13 (8.90%) vSphere
6 12 (8.22%) Terminal Services
7 10 (6.85%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (4.11%) DFS Replication
9 2 (1.37%) ISA Server
9 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.68%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (15.07%) SCCM
2 13 (8.90%) NetBackup
3 12 (8.22%) SCOM
4 11 (7.53%) Backup Exec
4 11 (7.53%) McAfee ePO
5 10 (6.85%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (4.79%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 7 (4.79%) SCOrch
7 6 (4.11%) SCDPM
7 6 (4.11%) SCSM
7 6 (4.11%) SCVMM
7 6 (4.11%) WSUS
8 4 (2.74%) Windows Intune
9 2 (1.37%) AirWatch
9 2 (1.37%) MOM
9 2 (1.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 92 (63.01%) VMware
2 84 (57.53%) Microsoft
3 64 (43.84%) Citrix
4 11 (7.53%) Intel Security
5 10 (6.85%) Symantec
6 7 (4.79%) Dell
7 6 (4.11%) Cisco
8 5 (3.42%) Apple
9 3 (2.05%) Aerohive Networks
9 3 (2.05%) Blue Coat
9 3 (2.05%) Forcepoint
9 3 (2.05%) Infoblox
9 3 (2.05%) Juniper
9 3 (2.05%) Oracle
9 3 (2.05%) Remedy
9 3 (2.05%) RightFax
10 2 (1.37%) Dell KACE
10 2 (1.37%) Rackspace
10 2 (1.37%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.37%) Veeam
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