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 29 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 405 367 319
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -48
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 693 875 1100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.71% 0.81% 0.95%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.92% 4.41% 4.72%
Number of salaries quoted 604 754 933
Median salary £42,500 £41,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% -8.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,250 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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
17691 19835 23325
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.10% 18.43% 20.04%
Number of salaries quoted 15078 16408 18825
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 29 August 2016 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 29 August 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
England -45 642 £42,500 +3.65% 62
London +7 323 £45,000 - 23
South East -77 100 £33,500 -18.29% 11
West Midlands +10 52 £50,750 +1.50% 4
East of England +9 47 £42,500 +10.38% 6
Berkshire -23 46 £28,500 -24.00% 6
City of London -1 42 £50,000 +5.26% 3
South West -21 39 £40,000 +26.98% 6
Birmingham -21 35 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Reading +7 33 £31,750 -15.33% 2
Hertfordshire +24 27 £54,500 +14.73% 4
North East +28 26 £36,250 +31.81% 4
Hampshire -15 24 £27,500 -32.92% 1
Tyne and Wear +19 23 £35,000 +27.27% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +14 23 £35,000 +27.27% 3
East Midlands +8 22 £40,000 +70.21% 4
Yorkshire -16 22 £43,750 +26.35% 2
Gloucestershire -3 15 £42,500 +46.55% 4
Leeds +6 14 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Scotland +4 14 £49,000 +40.00% 3
West Yorkshire -10 14 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Watford +27 13 £26,000 -32.90% 1
Gloucester +1 13 £42,500 -10.52% 3
Surrey -9 11 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Nottinghamshire +7 10 £40,000 +86.04% 1
Bristol +4 10 £41,500 +6.41% 2
Cambridgeshire -6 10 £43,500 +12.98% 1
Southampton -7 10 £33,000 -12.00%
Nottingham +8 9 £40,000 +86.04% 1
North West -14 9 £32,750 -9.02% 2

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 1054 (71.07%) Microsoft
2 933 (62.91%) Windows
3 852 (57.45%) Active Directory
4 624 (42.08%) Skype
5 530 (35.74%) VMware
6 524 (35.33%) Windows Server
7 515 (34.73%) Office 365
8 510 (34.39%) MS Exchange
9 431 (29.06%) ITIL
10 417 (28.12%) Cisco
11 392 (26.43%) SharePoint
12 363 (24.48%) VMware Infrastructure
13 341 (22.99%) MS Excel
14 331 (22.32%) Windows Server 2012
15 316 (21.31%) Windows Server 2008
16 306 (20.63%) Citrix
17 305 (20.57%) Hyper-V
18 304 (20.50%) Microsoft Certification
19 297 (20.03%) SCCM
20 287 (19.35%) SQL Server
21 285 (19.22%) Firewall
22 268 (18.07%) Windows 7
23 263 (17.73%) SQL
24 246 (16.59%) Exchange Server 2010
25 240 (16.18%) Exchange Server 2013
25 240 (16.18%) MCSE
26 239 (16.12%) MS Office
27 229 (15.44%) Microsoft Azure
28 227 (15.31%) DNS
29 215 (14.50%) VoIP

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
1 510 (34.39%) MS Exchange
2 392 (26.43%) SharePoint
3 246 (16.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 240 (16.18%) Exchange Server 2013
5 100 (6.74%) Exchange Server 2007
6 58 (3.91%) IIS
7 46 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2003
8 37 (2.49%) SharePoint 2013
9 34 (2.29%) Office Communications Server
10 31 (2.09%) SharePoint 2010
11 28 (1.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 10 (0.67%) Apache
13 8 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2000
13 8 (0.54%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.34%) JBoss
14 5 (0.34%) WebSphere
15 4 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
15 4 (0.27%) IBM Notes
15 4 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
16 2 (0.13%) SAS
Applications
1 341 (22.99%) MS Excel
2 239 (16.12%) MS Office
3 22 (1.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (1.01%) MS Project
5 9 (0.61%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.067%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 30 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.34%) Eikon
4 3 (0.20%) assyst
4 3 (0.20%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.067%) Maximo
6 1 (0.067%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.067%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.067%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 515 (34.73%) Office 365
2 229 (15.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 63 (4.25%) Amazon AWS
4 46 (3.10%) Azure Active Directory
5 45 (3.03%) OneDrive
6 38 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
7 32 (2.16%) IaaS
7 32 (2.16%) Yammer
8 29 (1.96%) Mimecast
9 20 (1.35%) PaaS
10 18 (1.21%) SaaS
11 16 (1.08%) GitHub
12 3 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.067%) Amazon Kinesis
13 1 (0.067%) Google Apps
13 1 (0.067%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 624 (42.08%) Skype
2 285 (19.22%) Firewall
3 227 (15.31%) DNS
4 215 (14.50%) VoIP
5 210 (14.16%) WAN
6 205 (13.82%) LAN
7 180 (12.14%) DHCP
8 171 (11.53%) Unified Communications
9 166 (11.19%) TCP/IP
9 166 (11.19%) VPN
10 116 (7.82%) SAN
11 98 (6.61%) PBX
12 89 (6.00%) MPLS
13 77 (5.19%) Wireless
14 64 (4.32%) VLAN
15 62 (4.18%) Cisco ASA
16 55 (3.71%) NetScaler
17 41 (2.76%) Network Security
18 40 (2.70%) LDAP
19 38 (2.56%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 287 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 72 (4.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 54 (3.64%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (0.61%) MySQL
6 8 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
7 7 (0.47%) Data Mining
7 7 (0.47%) Relational Database
8 5 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (0.34%) Power BI
8 5 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.27%) Big Data
10 3 (0.20%) MS Access
10 3 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.13%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.13%) DB2
12 1 (0.067%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 25 (1.69%) JIRA
2 21 (1.42%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.27%) ClearCase
4 3 (0.20%) Subversion
5 2 (0.13%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.13%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.13%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.067%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 176 (11.87%) Finance
2 115 (7.75%) Telecoms
3 50 (3.37%) Law
4 45 (3.03%) Retail
5 39 (2.63%) Legal
6 31 (2.09%) Manufacturing
7 26 (1.75%) Back Office
8 19 (1.28%) Banking
9 13 (0.88%) French Language
9 13 (0.88%) Marketing
10 12 (0.81%) German Language
11 10 (0.67%) Billing
12 9 (0.61%) Advertising
13 8 (0.54%) Spanish Language
14 7 (0.47%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.40%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.34%) Publishing
17 4 (0.27%) Games
17 4 (0.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 226 (15.24%) Support Engineer
2 194 (13.08%) Analyst
3 186 (12.54%) Consultant
4 181 (12.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 106 (7.15%) IT Support
6 103 (6.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 95 (6.41%) Windows Engineer
8 89 (6.00%) Architect
9 86 (5.80%) 3rd Line Support
10 84 (5.66%) Support Analyst
11 82 (5.53%) 2nd Line Support
12 80 (5.39%) Administrator
13 77 (5.19%) IT Engineer
14 68 (4.59%) Desktop Support
15 67 (4.52%) Lync Engineer
16 59 (3.98%) Desktop Engineer
17 57 (3.84%) Technical Support
18 55 (3.71%) Windows Support Engineer
19 53 (3.57%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 53 (3.57%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (2.76%) .NET
2 39 (2.63%) XMPP
3 29 (1.96%) Web Services
4 20 (1.35%) REST
5 16 (1.08%) Apache Cordova
5 16 (1.08%) SOAP
6 11 (0.74%) Middleware
7 10 (0.67%) 802.1X
8 6 (0.40%) COM
8 6 (0.40%) LINQ to SQL
9 5 (0.34%) ASP.NET
10 4 (0.27%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (0.27%) VXML
10 4 (0.27%) X-Windows
11 2 (0.13%) Buildbot
11 2 (0.13%) JSON
11 2 (0.13%) LAMP
11 2 (0.13%) LEMP Stack
11 2 (0.13%) Software Packaging
11 2 (0.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 130 (8.77%) Blackberry
2 122 (8.23%) Data Centre
3 102 (6.88%) Video Conferencing
4 99 (6.68%) Analytical Skills
5 87 (5.87%) Clustering
6 53 (3.57%) Driving Licence
7 34 (2.29%) Computer Science
8 33 (2.23%) IVR
9 29 (1.96%) e-Learning
10 27 (1.82%) Fat Client
10 27 (1.82%) Replication
10 27 (1.82%) Thin Client
11 23 (1.55%) Virtual Team
12 21 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
12 21 (1.42%) Statistics
13 18 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
13 18 (1.21%) iPad
13 18 (1.21%) PKI
14 16 (1.08%) Management Information System
14 16 (1.08%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 933 (62.91%) Windows
2 524 (35.33%) Windows Server
3 331 (22.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 316 (21.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 268 (18.07%) Windows 7
6 152 (10.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 137 (9.24%) Linux
8 118 (7.96%) Windows 10
9 106 (7.15%) Windows 8
10 75 (5.06%) Android
11 67 (4.52%) Apple iOS
12 54 (3.64%) Mac OS X
13 39 (2.63%) Windows XP
14 29 (1.96%) Unix
15 25 (1.69%) Mac OS
16 20 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 19 (1.28%) Solaris
18 17 (1.15%) Windows Phone
19 16 (1.08%) Windows Vista
20 13 (0.88%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 431 (29.06%) ITIL
2 125 (8.43%) Presales
3 113 (7.62%) Migration
4 105 (7.08%) Service Delivery
5 96 (6.47%) Project Management
6 95 (6.41%) Change Management
7 93 (6.27%) Mentoring
8 78 (5.26%) Incident Management
9 77 (5.19%) Disaster Recovery
10 63 (4.25%) Agile Software Development
10 63 (4.25%) PRINCE2
11 62 (4.18%) Service Management
12 57 (3.84%) Problem Management
13 54 (3.64%) ITIL V3
14 51 (3.44%) CRM
14 51 (3.44%) Mobile Device Management
15 45 (3.03%) Change Control
15 45 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
16 43 (2.90%) Information Security
17 41 (2.76%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 263 (17.73%) SQL
2 192 (12.95%) PowerShell
3 36 (2.43%) C#
4 32 (2.16%) JavaScript
5 25 (1.69%) C
6 11 (0.74%) Python
6 11 (0.74%) VBScript
7 9 (0.61%) Ruby
8 8 (0.54%) VB
9 5 (0.34%) Java
10 4 (0.27%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.13%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.13%) Perl
12 1 (0.067%) LINC
12 1 (0.067%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 304 (20.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 240 (16.18%) MCSE
3 187 (12.61%) Cisco Certification
4 145 (9.78%) Security Cleared
5 136 (9.17%) CCNA
6 126 (8.50%) Degree
7 114 (7.69%) SC Cleared
8 99 (6.68%) MCITP
9 97 (6.54%) MCSA
10 61 (4.11%) CCNP
11 36 (2.43%) MCP
12 35 (2.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 32 (2.16%) DV Cleared
14 27 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
15 23 (1.55%) MCTS
16 17 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 14 (0.94%) CCNP Voice
18 13 (0.88%) ISTQB
19 10 (0.67%) CCSA
20 9 (0.61%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (6.61%) SLA
2 10 (0.67%) QA
3 9 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.34%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.20%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.13%) COBIT
7 1 (0.067%) SAS 70
System Software
1 852 (57.45%) Active Directory
2 363 (24.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 305 (20.57%) Hyper-V
4 140 (9.44%) XenApp
5 84 (5.66%) vSphere
6 58 (3.91%) XenDesktop
7 57 (3.84%) VMware ESX
8 40 (2.70%) Terminal Services
8 40 (2.70%) XenServer
9 33 (2.23%) Microsoft App-V
10 32 (2.16%) Virtual Machines
11 31 (2.09%) BitLocker
12 30 (2.02%) VMware Workstation
13 24 (1.62%) Virtual Servers
14 23 (1.55%) ISA Server
15 21 (1.42%) Forefront TMG
16 20 (1.35%) Firmware
17 19 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
18 15 (1.01%) Postfix
19 13 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 297 (20.03%) SCCM
2 194 (13.08%) SCOM
3 43 (2.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 41 (2.76%) WSUS
5 40 (2.70%) Failover Clustering
5 40 (2.70%) Microsoft Clustering
6 38 (2.56%) Cisco CUCM
7 37 (2.49%) Microsoft Intune
8 33 (2.23%) Backup Exec
8 33 (2.23%) NetBackup
9 32 (2.16%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 30 (2.02%) SCVMM
11 27 (1.82%) FortiGate
12 24 (1.62%) AirWatch
13 21 (1.42%) DatAdvantage
13 21 (1.42%) Norton AntiVirus
14 20 (1.35%) SCOrch
15 18 (1.21%) Cisco UCCX
16 17 (1.15%) MOM
17 16 (1.08%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1054 (71.07%) Microsoft
2 530 (35.74%) VMware
3 417 (28.12%) Cisco
4 306 (20.63%) Citrix
5 176 (11.87%) HP
6 111 (7.48%) Avaya
7 96 (6.47%) NetApp
8 84 (5.66%) Apple
9 82 (5.53%) EMC
10 79 (5.33%) Polycom
11 72 (4.86%) CheckPoint
12 61 (4.11%) Mitel
13 56 (3.78%) Veeam
14 54 (3.64%) SolarWinds
15 50 (3.37%) Symantec
16 48 (3.24%) Intel Security
17 47 (3.17%) F5
18 43 (2.90%) Dell
19 39 (2.63%) IBM
20 37 (2.49%) Juniper
South East London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Reed Technology
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum £45K, Healthcare, Life Cover, Pension, Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
UK
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £38-65000 + £Car+MS Training/Pension/Medical
Posted: 3 days ago
UK
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £38-65,000 + £Car+MS Training/Pension/Medical
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
D4 Digital Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £28000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
CPS Group UK
Salary: £21000 - £31000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £25000.0000 - £40000.0000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 3 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 65,000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
onezeero.
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + overtime, bonus, etc.
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum Car Allowence & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Salary: £36000 - £39000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £50,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £50,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
onezeero.
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ninesharp
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + excellent training and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Streamline Connections
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
North West London
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 plus excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago