The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
UK
Rank 331 354 288
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -66
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 746 868 1145
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.89% 0.87% 1.11%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.04% 4.59% 5.47%
Number of salaries quoted 622 716 1003
Median salary £43,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.17% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,450 £28,850
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,250 £68,750
UK excluding London median salary £44,500 £41,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+7.87% -2.94%

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

Application Platforms Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
14812 18912 20942
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.62% 18.89% 20.32%
Number of salaries quoted 12429 15834 17696
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads 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 UK

Skype for Business
Salary Trend

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

Skype for Business Salary Trend in the UK

Skype for Business
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Skype for Business over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 within the UK.

Skype for Business Salary Histogram in the UK

Skype for Business
Top 30 Job Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 18 January 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
England +22 702 £42,500 - 71
London +28 334 £42,500 -5.55% 32
South East +27 142 £45,000 - 13
City of London +54 67 £47,500 -7.31% 8
East of England +46 52 £44,500 +22.75% 2
Oxfordshire +72 45 £55,000 +46.66% 1
Berkshire +34 45 £38,000 -20.00% 3
North West -29 37 £32,500 - 1
East Midlands +5 34 £45,000 +9.09% 1
West Midlands +10 31 £52,500 +16.66% 3
South West -25 28 £42,500 +39.34% 9
Hertfordshire +24 27 £50,000 +52.67% 2
Yorkshire -14 25 £33,000 -21.19% 3
Birmingham -4 22 £53,375 -14.60%
Manchester -46 22 £32,500 - 1
West Sussex +14 19 £41,250 -17.50% 1
Worthing -8 19 £41,250 -17.50% 1
Oxford - 18 £40,000 -
West Yorkshire +2 17 £40,000 -5.88% 1
North East - 16 £36,125 - 4
Leeds +16 15 £37,500 -11.76%
Bristol +8 15 £42,500 +13.33% 7
Surrey -5 15 £30,000 -40.00% 3
Cambridgeshire +7 14 £44,000 -4.34%
Reading +21 13 £37,500 -16.66% 1
Northamptonshire +19 13 £36,000 -6.49%
Wales +18 13 £44,500 +21.91%
Scotland +19 11 £49,000 +4.25%
Liverpool -1 11 £26,500 -30.26%
Merseyside -6 11 £26,500 -32.05%

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 1030 (73.94%) Microsoft
2 888 (63.75%) Windows
3 804 (57.72%) Active Directory
4 784 (56.28%) Skype
5 565 (40.56%) Office 365
6 501 (35.97%) Windows Server
7 488 (35.03%) VMware
8 461 (33.09%) MS Exchange
9 389 (27.93%) ITIL
10 368 (26.42%) Cisco
11 367 (26.35%) SharePoint
12 357 (25.63%) VMware Infrastructure
13 345 (24.77%) MS Excel
14 313 (22.47%) Hyper-V
15 312 (22.40%) Citrix
16 293 (21.03%) SCCM
17 286 (20.53%) Microsoft Azure
18 281 (20.17%) Microsoft Certification
18 281 (20.17%) DNS
19 274 (19.67%) Windows Server 2012
20 266 (19.10%) Firewall
21 258 (18.52%) MS Office
22 249 (17.88%) DHCP
23 233 (16.73%) Windows 7
24 229 (16.44%) Exchange Server 2013
25 220 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
26 215 (15.43%) SQL Server
27 201 (14.43%) VPN
28 191 (13.71%) LAN
29 190 (13.64%) MCSE

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 461 (33.09%) MS Exchange
2 367 (26.35%) SharePoint
3 229 (16.44%) Exchange Server 2013
4 188 (13.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 83 (5.96%) IIS
6 71 (5.10%) Exchange Server 2007
7 65 (4.67%) SharePoint 2013
8 53 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2003
9 37 (2.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 24 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
11 17 (1.22%) Apache
12 15 (1.08%) Office Communications Server
13 10 (0.72%) CMS
14 9 (0.65%) Confluence
15 8 (0.57%) SAS
15 8 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
15 8 (0.57%) Tomcat
16 7 (0.50%) nginx
17 5 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
18 4 (0.29%) GroupWise
Applications
1 345 (24.77%) MS Excel
2 258 (18.52%) MS Office
3 39 (2.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 29 (2.08%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.65%) Final Cut Pro
5 9 (0.65%) MS Project
6 8 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.072%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 33 (2.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.65%) Eikon
3 8 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.36%) Line 50
4 5 (0.36%) Sage X3
5 3 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.14%) assyst
6 2 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.072%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.072%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.072%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.072%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 565 (40.56%) Office 365
2 286 (20.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 98 (7.04%) Amazon AWS
4 52 (3.73%) Azure Active Directory
5 42 (3.02%) OneDrive
6 34 (2.44%) Mimecast
7 30 (2.15%) PaaS
8 28 (2.01%) Yammer
9 23 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
10 21 (1.51%) IaaS
11 18 (1.29%) SaaS
12 10 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
13 6 (0.43%) GitHub
14 4 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 3 (0.22%) Amazon S3
16 2 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
16 2 (0.14%) iTunes
17 1 (0.072%) Amazon EC2
17 1 (0.072%) CloudFront
17 1 (0.072%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 784 (56.28%) Skype
2 281 (20.17%) DNS
3 266 (19.10%) Firewall
4 249 (17.88%) DHCP
5 201 (14.43%) VPN
6 191 (13.71%) LAN
7 184 (13.21%) WAN
8 179 (12.85%) VoIP
9 152 (10.91%) Unified Communications
10 117 (8.40%) SAN
11 108 (7.75%) TCP/IP
12 86 (6.17%) Wireless
13 85 (6.10%) Cisco ASA
14 80 (5.74%) MPLS
15 74 (5.31%) VLAN
16 53 (3.80%) Internet
16 53 (3.80%) PBX
17 48 (3.45%) LDAP
18 46 (3.30%) ISDN
19 33 (2.37%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (15.43%) SQL Server
2 49 (3.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
4 26 (1.87%) SQL Server 2005
5 15 (1.08%) MySQL
6 13 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
7 11 (0.79%) Power BI
8 9 (0.65%) Big Data
9 8 (0.57%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.072%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.072%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.072%) DB2
12 1 (0.072%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.072%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.072%) OLAP
12 1 (0.072%) Pentaho
12 1 (0.072%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.072%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 25 (1.79%) JIRA
2 7 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (0.50%) Visual Studio
3 6 (0.43%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.43%) Jenkins
3 6 (0.43%) Subversion
4 5 (0.36%) Buildbot
5 2 (0.14%) Ant
5 2 (0.14%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.072%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.072%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.072%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 177 (12.71%) Finance
2 89 (6.39%) Telecoms
3 51 (3.66%) Back Office
4 50 (3.59%) Law
5 43 (3.09%) Retail
6 28 (2.01%) Legal
7 25 (1.79%) Marketing
8 21 (1.51%) Banking
9 16 (1.15%) Publishing
10 13 (0.93%) Advertising
11 10 (0.72%) Billing
12 7 (0.50%) German Language
12 7 (0.50%) Spanish Language
13 6 (0.43%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.43%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.36%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.36%) French Language
15 4 (0.29%) Multimedia
16 2 (0.14%) Electronics
16 2 (0.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 195 (14.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 192 (13.78%) Support Engineer
3 170 (12.20%) Analyst
4 133 (9.55%) Consultant
5 110 (7.90%) IT Support
6 105 (7.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 94 (6.75%) IT Engineer
8 93 (6.68%) 3rd Line Support
9 88 (6.32%) Windows Engineer
10 79 (5.67%) Architect
11 70 (5.03%) 2nd Line Support
12 66 (4.74%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 66 (4.74%) Support Analyst
13 63 (4.52%) Exchange Engineer
14 59 (4.24%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 54 (3.88%) IT Support Engineer
16 53 (3.80%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 53 (3.80%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 52 (3.73%) Systems Engineer
18 48 (3.45%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (3.73%) .NET
2 42 (3.02%) Web Services
3 30 (2.15%) XMPP
4 22 (1.58%) Software Packaging
5 21 (1.51%) REST
5 21 (1.51%) XML
6 12 (0.86%) JSON
7 11 (0.79%) .NET Framework
8 9 (0.65%) ASP.NET
8 9 (0.65%) COM
8 9 (0.65%) J2EE
8 9 (0.65%) SOAP
9 8 (0.57%) 802.1X
9 8 (0.57%) CSS
9 8 (0.57%) RESTful
9 8 (0.57%) XSLT
10 6 (0.43%) Apache Cordova
10 6 (0.43%) HTML
11 5 (0.36%) LAMP
11 5 (0.36%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 144 (10.34%) Data Centre
2 107 (7.68%) Analytical Skills
3 97 (6.96%) Video Conferencing
4 94 (6.75%) Blackberry
5 67 (4.81%) Clustering
6 63 (4.52%) Driving Licence
7 57 (4.09%) Management Information System
8 47 (3.37%) Computer Science
9 41 (2.94%) PKI
10 36 (2.58%) Public Cloud
11 30 (2.15%) Hybrid Cloud
12 29 (2.08%) Statistics
13 26 (1.87%) e-Learning
14 25 (1.79%) Client/Server
15 23 (1.65%) User Experience
16 21 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
17 18 (1.29%) IVR
18 17 (1.22%) Replication
19 16 (1.15%) Mathematics
20 14 (1.01%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 888 (63.75%) Windows
2 501 (35.97%) Windows Server
3 274 (19.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 233 (16.73%) Windows 7
5 220 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 154 (11.06%) Windows 10
7 126 (9.05%) Linux
8 104 (7.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 98 (7.04%) Windows 8
10 56 (4.02%) Mac OS X
11 55 (3.95%) Android
12 49 (3.52%) Apple iOS
13 30 (2.15%) Windows Phone
14 29 (2.08%) Mac OS
15 26 (1.87%) Unix
16 21 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 20 (1.44%) Solaris
18 14 (1.01%) Windows 2000 Server
18 14 (1.01%) Windows XP
19 9 (0.65%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 389 (27.93%) ITIL
2 112 (8.04%) Service Delivery
3 107 (7.68%) Project Management
4 99 (7.11%) Migration
5 97 (6.96%) Mentoring
6 91 (6.53%) Agile Software Development
7 77 (5.53%) High Availability
8 71 (5.10%) Disaster Recovery
9 70 (5.03%) Presales
10 65 (4.67%) Incident Management
11 58 (4.16%) CRM
12 57 (4.09%) Continuous Improvement
13 55 (3.95%) Service Management
14 44 (3.16%) Change Control
14 44 (3.16%) Change Management
15 39 (2.80%) Coaching
16 38 (2.73%) Identity Management
17 36 (2.58%) Mobile Device Management
18 35 (2.51%) Document Management
18 35 (2.51%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 183 (13.14%) PowerShell
2 182 (13.07%) SQL
3 40 (2.87%) C#
4 19 (1.36%) C
4 19 (1.36%) JavaScript
5 17 (1.22%) VBScript
6 14 (1.01%) VB
7 10 (0.72%) Java
7 10 (0.72%) Python
8 7 (0.50%) Bash Shell
8 7 (0.50%) Ruby
9 5 (0.36%) Perl
10 4 (0.29%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.22%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.14%) PHP
13 1 (0.072%) C++
13 1 (0.072%) Go
Qualifications
1 281 (20.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 190 (13.64%) MCSE
3 155 (11.13%) Cisco Certification
4 123 (8.83%) Degree
5 112 (8.04%) CCNA
6 81 (5.81%) MCSA
7 78 (5.60%) Security Cleared
8 56 (4.02%) CCNP
9 55 (3.95%) SC Cleared
10 48 (3.45%) MCP
11 46 (3.30%) MCITP
12 36 (2.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 30 (2.15%) CCIE
14 24 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
15 23 (1.65%) DV Cleared
16 21 (1.51%) VCP5
17 19 (1.36%) MCTS
18 11 (0.79%) A+ Certification
19 10 (0.72%) PhD
20 9 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (6.82%) SLA
2 19 (1.36%) QA
3 9 (0.65%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.43%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.29%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.29%) GCP
7 2 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.14%) EMIR
7 2 (0.14%) ISO 14000
7 2 (0.14%) MiFID
8 1 (0.072%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.072%) PMBOK
System Software
1 804 (57.72%) Active Directory
2 357 (25.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 313 (22.47%) Hyper-V
4 134 (9.62%) XenApp
5 65 (4.67%) vSphere
6 54 (3.88%) VMware Workstation
7 51 (3.66%) VMware ESX
7 51 (3.66%) XenDesktop
8 37 (2.66%) Firmware
9 34 (2.44%) Terminal Services
10 32 (2.30%) Forefront TMG
11 27 (1.94%) BitLocker
12 26 (1.87%) Virtual Servers
13 24 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
14 20 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
14 20 (1.44%) XenServer
15 19 (1.36%) ISA Server
16 17 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
17 11 (0.79%) Xen
18 9 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 293 (21.03%) SCCM
2 166 (11.92%) SCOM
3 55 (3.95%) WSUS
4 48 (3.45%) Backup Exec
5 43 (3.09%) Cisco CUCM
6 38 (2.73%) Microsoft Intune
7 26 (1.87%) NetBackup
8 24 (1.72%) Microsoft Clustering
9 23 (1.65%) Failover Clustering
9 23 (1.65%) Norton AntiVirus
10 22 (1.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 21 (1.51%) SCVMM
12 20 (1.44%) Cisco UCCE
13 18 (1.29%) MOM
13 18 (1.29%) Nagios
14 16 (1.15%) McAfee ePO
15 15 (1.08%) AirWatch
16 13 (0.93%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
17 11 (0.79%) FortiGate
17 11 (0.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 1030 (73.94%) Microsoft
2 488 (35.03%) VMware
3 368 (26.42%) Cisco
4 312 (22.40%) Citrix
5 134 (9.62%) HP
6 96 (6.89%) Apple
7 95 (6.82%) NetApp
8 90 (6.46%) Polycom
9 83 (5.96%) Avaya
10 71 (5.10%) EMC
11 64 (4.59%) Dell
12 63 (4.52%) CheckPoint
13 54 (3.88%) 3PAR
14 53 (3.80%) Symantec
15 45 (3.23%) F5
16 41 (2.94%) Intel Security
17 40 (2.87%) SolarWinds
18 36 (2.58%) Juniper
19 33 (2.37%) Veeam
20 29 (2.08%) MobileIron
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Salary: £55k-£65k plus Bonus, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Pension
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Weybridge, Surrey
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + additional benefits
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + 20% Pension + Healthcare
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
IPsoft
Salary: Excellent salary plus strong benefits and bonus package
Posted: Yesterday
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Client Server
Salary: £30k to £40k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Nigel Frank International
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
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