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 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 345 303 348
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +45
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 894 1176 1014
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.87% 1.07% 0.85%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.20% 5.10% 4.01%
Number of salaries quoted 746 957 891
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -

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
21306 23068 25291
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 20.78% 20.89% 21.16%
Number of salaries quoted 18204 19108 20894
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
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 5 May 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 5 May 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 -65 829 £42,500 -5.55% 95
London -51 332 £47,500 -5.00% 37
South East -22 212 £38,000 -12.13% 19
Berkshire +1 81 £37,500 -11.76% 8
Yorkshire -9 72 £42,250 +12.66% 8
Surrey +35 63 £32,500 -23.52% 3
West Midlands +3 52 £62,500 +13.63% 8
East of England -20 52 £42,750 -0.58% 4
West Yorkshire -1 49 £40,000 - 4
City of London -27 49 £53,750 +2.38% 9
Leeds -1 46 £40,000 - 4
Birmingham +9 44 £62,500 - 4
South West -37 38 £39,250 -1.87% 7
East Midlands -3 32 £40,000 +45.45% 5
North West +1 30 £37,500 -25.00% 3
Bracknell +17 29 £34,000 -45.60%
Hampshire -31 24 £38,000 -16.48% 1
Oxfordshire -2 23 £45,000 -28.00% 1
Bristol -4 22 £40,000 -3.03% 4
Cambridgeshire -5 22 £41,500 -7.77% 1
North Yorkshire +14 19 £45,000 +41.73%
Harrogate +28 18 £45,000 +150.00%
Hertfordshire +1 18 £53,750 +26.47% 3
Guildford +10 16 £23,000 -64.61% 1
Scotland +5 16 £37,500 -40.00% 3
Nottingham +6 15 £40,000 +66.66% 1
Nottinghamshire -1 15 £40,000 +66.66% 2
Huntingdon -3 15 £44,000 +7.31%
Reading -13 15 £47,500 +25.00% 2
Buckinghamshire +13 14 £46,750 +10.00% 1

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 1279 (70.86%) Microsoft
2 1117 (61.88%) Windows
3 1012 (56.07%) Active Directory
4 720 (39.89%) MS Exchange
5 690 (38.23%) Windows Server
6 621 (34.40%) VMware
7 576 (31.91%) Cisco
8 543 (30.08%) Office 365
9 494 (27.37%) ITIL
10 475 (26.32%) SharePoint
11 463 (25.65%) Windows Server 2008
12 461 (25.54%) Skype
13 443 (24.54%) MS Excel
14 433 (23.99%) Windows Server 2012
15 432 (23.93%) Exchange Server 2010
16 423 (23.43%) VMware Infrastructure
17 416 (23.05%) Microsoft Certification
18 382 (21.16%) Citrix
19 369 (20.44%) Firewall
20 347 (19.22%) SQL Server
20 347 (19.22%) Hyper-V
21 338 (18.73%) MCSE
22 326 (18.06%) DNS
23 323 (17.89%) Unified Communications
24 312 (17.29%) SQL
25 308 (17.06%) SCCM
26 302 (16.73%) Windows 7
27 289 (16.01%) Exchange Server 2013
28 286 (15.84%) LAN
29 277 (15.35%) WAN

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
1 720 (39.89%) MS Exchange
2 475 (26.32%) SharePoint
3 432 (23.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 289 (16.01%) Exchange Server 2013
5 140 (7.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 91 (5.04%) IIS
7 79 (4.38%) Office Communications Server
8 69 (3.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 64 (3.55%) SharePoint 2013
10 60 (3.32%) SharePoint 2010
11 53 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
12 17 (0.94%) SharePoint Server
13 14 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
13 14 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2000
14 13 (0.72%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
15 8 (0.44%) IBM Notes
16 7 (0.39%) CMS
17 5 (0.28%) WebSphere
18 3 (0.17%) Apache
18 3 (0.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 443 (24.54%) MS Excel
2 267 (14.79%) MS Office
3 21 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (0.72%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.66%) MS Project
6 5 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.055%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 61 (3.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.28%) thinkFolio
4 4 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.11%) Infor M3
6 2 (0.11%) Maximo
7 1 (0.055%) Eikon
7 1 (0.055%) FastStats
7 1 (0.055%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 543 (30.08%) Office 365
2 218 (12.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 94 (5.21%) Amazon AWS
4 70 (3.88%) IaaS
5 67 (3.71%) Yammer
6 38 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
6 38 (2.11%) Mimecast
7 29 (1.61%) Azure Active Directory
8 24 (1.33%) OneDrive
8 24 (1.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 22 (1.22%) SaaS
10 20 (1.11%) PaaS
11 17 (0.94%) GitHub
12 6 (0.33%) IBM PureFlex
13 3 (0.17%) Google Apps
13 3 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.055%) Amazon EC2
14 1 (0.055%) Force.com
14 1 (0.055%) Heroku
14 1 (0.055%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 461 (25.54%) Skype
2 369 (20.44%) Firewall
3 326 (18.06%) DNS
4 323 (17.89%) Unified Communications
5 286 (15.84%) LAN
6 277 (15.35%) WAN
7 256 (14.18%) DHCP
8 228 (12.63%) VPN
9 214 (11.86%) SAN
10 176 (9.75%) TCP/IP
11 171 (9.47%) VoIP
12 146 (8.09%) MPLS
13 129 (7.15%) Wireless
14 127 (7.04%) VLAN
15 98 (5.43%) Cisco ASA
16 83 (4.60%) NAS
17 75 (4.16%) IPsec
18 72 (3.99%) OSPF
19 67 (3.71%) Network Security
20 59 (3.27%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 347 (19.22%) SQL Server
2 110 (6.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 82 (4.54%) SQL Server 2012
4 20 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
5 14 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
6 13 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
7 12 (0.66%) Relational Database
8 11 (0.61%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.28%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (0.28%) Data Mining
9 5 (0.28%) MS Access
10 3 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.17%) GIS
10 3 (0.17%) MySQL
10 3 (0.17%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.11%) Big Data
11 2 (0.11%) Sybase ASE
12 1 (0.055%) DB2
12 1 (0.055%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 26 (1.44%) Visual Studio
2 20 (1.11%) JIRA
3 9 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (0.33%) Subversion
5 3 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (0.17%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.11%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.11%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.11%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.11%) WinDbg
6 2 (0.11%) Xcode
7 1 (0.055%) MSI
General
1 220 (12.19%) Finance
2 107 (5.93%) Telecoms
3 74 (4.10%) Retail
4 47 (2.60%) Legal
5 44 (2.44%) Law
6 42 (2.33%) Back Office
7 28 (1.55%) Manufacturing
8 25 (1.39%) Banking
9 21 (1.16%) Marketing
10 18 (1.00%) Billing
11 13 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
12 11 (0.61%) German Language
13 10 (0.55%) Games
13 10 (0.55%) Spanish Language
14 9 (0.50%) Advertising
15 7 (0.39%) Financial Institution
16 6 (0.33%) Brand Awareness
16 6 (0.33%) French Language
17 5 (0.28%) Electronics
18 4 (0.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 241 (13.35%) Support Engineer
2 238 (13.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 204 (11.30%) Analyst
4 198 (10.97%) Consultant
5 131 (7.26%) Architect
6 116 (6.43%) IT Engineer
7 115 (6.37%) IT Support
8 106 (5.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 106 (5.87%) Lync Engineer
9 105 (5.82%) Support Analyst
10 84 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support
11 83 (4.60%) Network Engineer
12 80 (4.43%) Administrator
13 78 (4.32%) Windows Engineer
14 74 (4.10%) 3rd Line Support
15 73 (4.04%) Unified Communications Engineer
16 72 (3.99%) IT Support Engineer
17 71 (3.93%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
18 68 (3.77%) Desktop Support
19 66 (3.66%) Microsoft Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (4.16%) XMPP
2 72 (3.99%) .NET
3 34 (1.88%) Web Services
4 24 (1.33%) COM
5 20 (1.11%) REST
6 19 (1.05%) Middleware
7 17 (0.94%) Apache Cordova
7 17 (0.94%) SOAP
8 14 (0.78%) HTML
9 10 (0.55%) ASP.NET
10 8 (0.44%) VXML
11 6 (0.33%) 802.1X
11 6 (0.33%) LINQ to SQL
12 5 (0.28%) CSS
13 4 (0.22%) SAP Basis
14 3 (0.17%) jQuery
14 3 (0.17%) MSMQ
14 3 (0.17%) RESTful
14 3 (0.17%) XML
14 3 (0.17%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 206 (11.41%) Data Centre
2 162 (8.98%) Blackberry
3 125 (6.93%) Clustering
4 115 (6.37%) Video Conferencing
5 106 (5.87%) Analytical Skills
6 45 (2.49%) iPhone
7 43 (2.38%) Computer Science
8 40 (2.22%) e-Learning
9 37 (2.05%) iPad
10 35 (1.94%) Fat Client
10 35 (1.94%) Thin Client
11 34 (1.88%) Management Information System
11 34 (1.88%) Replication
12 31 (1.72%) Driving Licence
13 24 (1.33%) Statistics
14 23 (1.27%) PKI
15 18 (1.00%) Mobile App
16 14 (0.78%) EMC VNX
16 14 (0.78%) Handset
17 13 (0.72%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 1117 (61.88%) Windows
2 690 (38.23%) Windows Server
3 463 (25.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 433 (23.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 302 (16.73%) Windows 7
6 155 (8.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 151 (8.37%) Linux
8 113 (6.26%) Windows 8
9 94 (5.21%) Android
10 80 (4.43%) Windows 10
11 67 (3.71%) Apple iOS
12 62 (3.43%) Mac OS
13 61 (3.38%) Windows XP
14 48 (2.66%) Mac OS X
15 46 (2.55%) Unix
16 30 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 26 (1.44%) Windows Phone
18 22 (1.22%) Solaris
19 19 (1.05%) Windows 2000 Server
20 15 (0.83%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 494 (27.37%) ITIL
2 178 (9.86%) Presales
3 176 (9.75%) Migration
4 116 (6.43%) Change Management
5 115 (6.37%) Service Management
6 110 (6.09%) Project Management
7 97 (5.37%) Service Delivery
8 81 (4.49%) CRM
9 78 (4.32%) Disaster Recovery
10 74 (4.10%) Agile Software Development
11 73 (4.04%) Mentoring
12 72 (3.99%) PRINCE2
13 71 (3.93%) Problem Management
14 67 (3.71%) High Availability
15 64 (3.55%) Incident Management
16 61 (3.38%) Enterprise Architecture
17 57 (3.16%) ITIL V3
18 56 (3.10%) Mobile Device Management
19 51 (2.83%) Capacity Planning
19 51 (2.83%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 312 (17.29%) SQL
2 226 (12.52%) PowerShell
3 44 (2.44%) C#
4 32 (1.77%) JavaScript
5 27 (1.50%) VB
6 19 (1.05%) C
7 14 (0.78%) Python
8 11 (0.61%) Shell Script
9 7 (0.39%) Ruby
10 6 (0.33%) VBScript
11 4 (0.22%) Java
11 4 (0.22%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.17%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.17%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.11%) Perl
14 1 (0.055%) VBA
Qualifications
1 416 (23.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 338 (18.73%) MCSE
3 263 (14.57%) Cisco Certification
4 170 (9.42%) CCNA
5 157 (8.70%) MCITP
6 145 (8.03%) Degree
7 138 (7.65%) MCSA
7 138 (7.65%) Security Cleared
8 113 (6.26%) CCNP
9 98 (5.43%) SC Cleared
10 62 (3.43%) MCP
11 59 (3.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 45 (2.49%) ITIL Certification
13 42 (2.33%) MCTS
14 26 (1.44%) CCIE
15 25 (1.39%) A+ Certification
16 24 (1.33%) CCNP Voice
16 24 (1.33%) DV Cleared
17 22 (1.22%) Network+ Certification
18 17 (0.94%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (7.09%) SLA
2 16 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (0.39%) QA
4 6 (0.33%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.11%) BS7799
5 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1012 (56.07%) Active Directory
2 423 (23.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 347 (19.22%) Hyper-V
4 195 (10.80%) XenApp
5 124 (6.87%) vSphere
6 82 (4.54%) XenDesktop
7 49 (2.71%) VMware ESX
8 46 (2.55%) Terminal Services
9 42 (2.33%) XenServer
10 39 (2.16%) Microsoft App-V
11 37 (2.05%) Firmware
12 34 (1.88%) VMware Workstation
13 31 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
14 27 (1.50%) Forefront TMG
15 20 (1.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 16 (0.89%) ISA Server
16 16 (0.89%) Postfix
17 14 (0.78%) vCloud
18 13 (0.72%) VMware Server
19 11 (0.61%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 308 (17.06%) SCCM
2 195 (10.80%) SCOM
3 67 (3.71%) Cisco CUCM
4 57 (3.16%) Backup Exec
5 54 (2.99%) WSUS
6 48 (2.66%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 43 (2.38%) SCVMM
8 39 (2.16%) McAfee ePO
9 38 (2.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 37 (2.05%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 33 (1.83%) NetBackup
12 27 (1.50%) Norton AntiVirus
13 23 (1.27%) MOM
14 21 (1.16%) XenMobile
15 20 (1.11%) SCOrch
16 19 (1.05%) Windows Intune
17 18 (1.00%) AirWatch
18 17 (0.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
19 16 (0.89%) Cisco UCCX
20 14 (0.78%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 1279 (70.86%) Microsoft
2 621 (34.40%) VMware
3 576 (31.91%) Cisco
4 382 (21.16%) Citrix
5 238 (13.19%) HP
6 127 (7.04%) Avaya
7 116 (6.43%) Symantec
8 115 (6.37%) Dell
9 112 (6.20%) NetApp
10 111 (6.15%) Polycom
11 92 (5.10%) Veeam
12 74 (4.10%) EMC
13 73 (4.04%) Apple
14 69 (3.82%) Juniper
15 64 (3.55%) Intel Security
16 61 (3.38%) Oracle
17 60 (3.32%) F5
18 57 (3.16%) CheckPoint
19 56 (3.10%) SolarWinds
20 54 (2.99%) IBM
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