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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 323 265 354
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +89
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 954 1236 834
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.94% 1.18% 0.80%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.51% 5.55% 3.78%
Number of salaries quoted 796 1074 725
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -10.52%

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
21136 22260 22042
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 20.75% 21.19% 21.21%
Number of salaries quoted 17833 18895 17968
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Skype for Business within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 14 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Skype for Business within the UK over the 3 months to 14 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
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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
England -59 916 £42,500 -5.55% 129
London -50 407 £45,000 -10.00% 56
South East -48 197 £45,000 +5.88% 20
Berkshire -8 70 £45,000 +4.65% 4
Yorkshire +8 68 £42,500 +6.25% 11
Surrey +35 62 £47,500 +25.00% 3
South West -20 59 £28,500 -24.00% 6
East Midlands -6 55 £40,000 +33.33% 3
North West +34 49 £32,500 -12.75% 8
West Yorkshire +4 44 £42,500 +6.25% 5
West Midlands -15 43 £44,500 -8.71% 9
Manchester +27 40 £32,500 -7.14% 4
East of England -10 40 £40,000 -15.78% 12
Leeds +16 38 £42,500 -15.00% 5
City of London -18 36 £53,750 +2.38% 6
Reading +1 30 £37,500 -21.05% 2
Hampshire -27 30 £40,000 -36.00% 3
Birmingham -9 26 £45,000 -10.00% 5
Nottinghamshire -13 24 £35,000 +47.36% 1
Croydon -1 23 £55,000 +129.16%
Nottingham -4 23 £23,250 -3.12%
Bristol -4 22 £32,500 -18.75% 4
Scotland +11 21 £47,000 -1.05% 1
Bournemouth +19 20 £28,500 -34.48% 1
Dorset +15 20 £28,500 -32.54% 2
Leicestershire +7 18 £43,835 +1.78%
Leicester +10 17 £44,417 -1.29%
Buckinghamshire -12 17 £43,500 +2.35% 4
Somerset +6 15 £34,712 +54.27%
North Yorkshire +29 14 £55,000 +57.14% 5

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK 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 1345 (72.08%) Microsoft
2 1265 (67.79%) Windows
3 1115 (59.75%) Active Directory
4 874 (46.84%) MS Exchange
5 747 (40.03%) Windows Server
6 668 (35.80%) VMware
7 617 (33.07%) Cisco
8 568 (30.44%) Windows Server 2008
9 566 (30.33%) Exchange Server 2010
10 548 (29.37%) SharePoint
11 532 (28.51%) Windows Server 2012
12 531 (28.46%) Office 365
13 516 (27.65%) ITIL
14 500 (26.80%) Microsoft Certification
15 498 (26.69%) VMware Infrastructure
16 490 (26.26%) MS Excel
17 448 (24.01%) DNS
18 440 (23.58%) Citrix
19 430 (23.04%) Firewall
20 382 (20.47%) MCSE
20 382 (20.47%) Hyper-V
21 377 (20.20%) SCCM
22 348 (18.65%) SQL Server
23 346 (18.54%) Windows 7
24 345 (18.49%) Skype
25 337 (18.06%) LAN
26 322 (17.26%) DHCP
27 304 (16.29%) Unified Communications
28 299 (16.02%) SAN
29 297 (15.92%) Exchange Server 2013

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK 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
1 874 (46.84%) MS Exchange
2 566 (30.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 548 (29.37%) SharePoint
4 297 (15.92%) Exchange Server 2013
5 174 (9.32%) Exchange Server 2007
6 125 (6.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 125 (6.70%) IIS
7 95 (5.09%) Office Communications Server
8 65 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2003
9 64 (3.43%) SharePoint 2013
10 61 (3.27%) SharePoint 2010
11 20 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
12 19 (1.02%) SharePoint Server
13 17 (0.91%) MS Project Server
14 14 (0.75%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
15 12 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2000
16 11 (0.59%) CMS
17 8 (0.43%) IBM Notes
18 5 (0.27%) IBM Domino
18 5 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 490 (26.26%) MS Excel
2 294 (15.76%) MS Office
3 41 (2.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 22 (1.18%) MS Visio
5 18 (0.96%) MS Project
6 4 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.11%) SPSS
8 1 (0.054%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.054%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.054%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.054%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 57 (3.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
3 17 (0.91%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.11%) FastStats
5 2 (0.11%) Faxination
5 2 (0.11%) Infor M3
5 2 (0.11%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.11%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.11%) SAP CCM
5 2 (0.11%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.054%) Eikon
6 1 (0.054%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 531 (28.46%) Office 365
2 201 (10.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (3.43%) Yammer
4 47 (2.52%) Amazon AWS
5 46 (2.47%) IaaS
6 43 (2.30%) Mimecast
7 22 (1.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 17 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
9 15 (0.80%) SaaS
10 13 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
11 12 (0.64%) PaaS
12 11 (0.59%) GitHub
12 11 (0.59%) OneDrive
13 6 (0.32%) IBM PureFlex
14 2 (0.11%) Google Analytics
14 2 (0.11%) Google Apps
15 1 (0.054%) Amazon EC2
15 1 (0.054%) Force.com
15 1 (0.054%) Heroku
15 1 (0.054%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 448 (24.01%) DNS
2 430 (23.04%) Firewall
3 345 (18.49%) Skype
4 337 (18.06%) LAN
5 322 (17.26%) DHCP
6 304 (16.29%) Unified Communications
7 299 (16.02%) SAN
8 293 (15.70%) WAN
9 250 (13.40%) VPN
10 175 (9.38%) TCP/IP
11 164 (8.79%) VLAN
12 135 (7.23%) VoIP
13 129 (6.91%) Wireless
14 125 (6.70%) Cisco ASA
15 119 (6.38%) NAS
16 103 (5.52%) MPLS
17 96 (5.14%) IPsec
18 74 (3.97%) Internet
19 69 (3.70%) Network Security
20 63 (3.38%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 348 (18.65%) SQL Server
2 121 (6.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 83 (4.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 25 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
5 20 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 17 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
7 9 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
7 9 (0.48%) SQL Server 2014
8 8 (0.43%) Oracle Database
9 7 (0.38%) SQL Server 2000
10 6 (0.32%) Relational Database
11 5 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (0.27%) GIS
12 3 (0.16%) DB2
12 3 (0.16%) MySQL
12 3 (0.16%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (0.11%) Big Data
13 2 (0.11%) Data Mining
13 2 (0.11%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 19 (1.02%) Visual Studio
2 16 (0.86%) JIRA
3 12 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (0.32%) Subversion
5 4 (0.21%) SpecFlow
6 3 (0.16%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (0.16%) WinDbg
7 2 (0.11%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.11%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.11%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.11%) Xcode
8 1 (0.054%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.054%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 1 (0.054%) MSI
General
1 230 (12.33%) Finance
2 83 (4.45%) Telecoms
3 69 (3.70%) Retail
4 62 (3.32%) Legal
5 41 (2.20%) Back Office
6 40 (2.14%) Banking
7 37 (1.98%) Law
8 34 (1.82%) Marketing
9 14 (0.75%) Billing
9 14 (0.75%) Manufacturing
10 11 (0.59%) Games
11 9 (0.48%) Spanish Language
12 8 (0.43%) Investment Banking
13 7 (0.38%) Advertising
13 7 (0.38%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.32%) Front Office
14 6 (0.32%) Local Government
15 5 (0.27%) Electronics
15 5 (0.27%) German Language
15 5 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 303 (16.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 227 (12.17%) Support Engineer
3 207 (11.09%) Analyst
4 178 (9.54%) Consultant
5 124 (6.65%) Architect
6 120 (6.43%) Lync Engineer
7 114 (6.11%) IT Engineer
8 102 (5.47%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 99 (5.31%) IT Support
10 88 (4.72%) 2nd Line Support
10 88 (4.72%) Administrator
11 83 (4.45%) Network Engineer
12 80 (4.29%) Support Analyst
13 76 (4.07%) Microsoft Engineer
14 73 (3.91%) Systems Administrator
15 69 (3.70%) Desktop Support
16 68 (3.64%) 3rd Line Support
16 68 (3.64%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 66 (3.54%) Team Leader
17 66 (3.54%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (4.45%) .NET
2 65 (3.48%) XMPP
3 29 (1.55%) COM
4 27 (1.45%) MSMQ
5 22 (1.18%) HTML
6 21 (1.13%) Web Services
7 16 (0.86%) ASP.NET
8 14 (0.75%) REST
9 11 (0.59%) Apache Cordova
9 11 (0.59%) SOAP
10 10 (0.54%) CSS
10 10 (0.54%) VXML
11 7 (0.38%) RESTful
12 6 (0.32%) SAP Basis
12 6 (0.32%) XML
13 5 (0.27%) 802.1X
13 5 (0.27%) SAP Business Workflow
14 3 (0.16%) jQuery
14 3 (0.16%) XML Messaging
14 3 (0.16%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 271 (14.52%) Data Centre
2 186 (9.97%) Blackberry
3 167 (8.95%) Clustering
4 132 (7.07%) Video Conferencing
5 94 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
6 45 (2.41%) Computer Science
7 44 (2.36%) Management Information System
8 39 (2.09%) iPhone
9 37 (1.98%) EqualLogic
10 34 (1.82%) iPad
11 33 (1.77%) Driving Licence
11 33 (1.77%) PKI
12 31 (1.66%) EMC VNX
13 30 (1.61%) Fat Client
13 30 (1.61%) Thin Client
14 27 (1.45%) e-Learning
15 26 (1.39%) Replication
16 24 (1.29%) Statistics
17 23 (1.23%) HP Storage
18 19 (1.02%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 1265 (67.79%) Windows
2 747 (40.03%) Windows Server
3 568 (30.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 532 (28.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 346 (18.54%) Windows 7
6 208 (11.15%) Linux
7 176 (9.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 97 (5.20%) Windows 8
9 87 (4.66%) Mac OS
10 81 (4.34%) Android
11 58 (3.11%) Windows XP
12 57 (3.05%) Windows 10
13 54 (2.89%) Mac OS X
14 51 (2.73%) Apple iOS
15 32 (1.71%) Unix
16 30 (1.61%) Solaris
17 29 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 29 (1.55%) Windows Phone
18 25 (1.34%) Windows Mobile
19 16 (0.86%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 516 (27.65%) ITIL
2 193 (10.34%) Migration
3 143 (7.66%) Presales
4 121 (6.48%) Project Management
5 110 (5.89%) Service Management
6 107 (5.73%) Change Management
7 91 (4.88%) CRM
8 85 (4.56%) Service Delivery
9 83 (4.45%) Mentoring
10 78 (4.18%) Disaster Recovery
11 77 (4.13%) PRINCE2
12 75 (4.02%) Load Balancing
13 63 (3.38%) Agile Software Development
14 62 (3.32%) Incident Management
15 60 (3.22%) High Availability
16 55 (2.95%) Data Management
17 50 (2.68%) ITIL V3
17 50 (2.68%) Network Load Balancing
18 49 (2.63%) Patch Management
19 44 (2.36%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 293 (15.70%) SQL
2 215 (11.52%) PowerShell
3 42 (2.25%) C#
4 30 (1.61%) VB
5 29 (1.55%) C
6 18 (0.96%) JavaScript
7 12 (0.64%) Python
8 11 (0.59%) Shell Script
9 10 (0.54%) VBScript
10 7 (0.38%) Bash Shell
11 6 (0.32%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.27%) Java
13 3 (0.16%) Perl
13 3 (0.16%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.16%) VBA
14 2 (0.11%) Ruby
15 1 (0.054%) C++
15 1 (0.054%) PHP
15 1 (0.054%) R
15 1 (0.054%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 500 (26.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 382 (20.47%) MCSE
3 233 (12.49%) Cisco Certification
4 188 (10.08%) MCITP
5 174 (9.32%) MCSA
6 163 (8.74%) CCNA
7 148 (7.93%) Degree
8 109 (5.84%) Security Cleared
9 100 (5.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 96 (5.14%) CCNP
11 93 (4.98%) MCP
12 60 (3.22%) ITIL Certification
13 58 (3.11%) SC Cleared
14 50 (2.68%) MCTS
15 40 (2.14%) DV Cleared
16 32 (1.71%) CCIE
17 24 (1.29%) A+ Certification
18 22 (1.18%) VCP5
19 17 (0.91%) CCNP Voice
19 17 (0.91%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (5.95%) SLA
2 26 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.32%) QA
4 4 (0.21%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.11%) BS7799
5 2 (0.11%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1115 (59.75%) Active Directory
2 498 (26.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 382 (20.47%) Hyper-V
4 180 (9.65%) XenApp
5 136 (7.29%) vSphere
6 68 (3.64%) Terminal Services
7 66 (3.54%) VMware ESX
8 63 (3.38%) XenDesktop
9 48 (2.57%) VMware ESXi
10 32 (1.71%) Microsoft App-V
11 31 (1.66%) Forefront TMG
12 29 (1.55%) VMware Workstation
13 19 (1.02%) VMware Server
14 17 (0.91%) vCloud
15 16 (0.86%) XenServer
16 15 (0.80%) ISA Server
17 14 (0.75%) Firmware
18 11 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 10 (0.54%) BitLocker
19 10 (0.54%) Xen
Systems Management
1 377 (20.20%) SCCM
2 258 (13.83%) SCOM
3 103 (5.52%) WSUS
4 93 (4.98%) Backup Exec
5 68 (3.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 62 (3.32%) Cisco CUCM
7 49 (2.63%) NetBackup
8 44 (2.36%) SCVMM
9 35 (1.88%) McAfee ePO
10 32 (1.71%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 30 (1.61%) Norton AntiVirus
12 29 (1.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 22 (1.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 21 (1.13%) MOM
15 17 (0.91%) Windows Intune
16 15 (0.80%) SCOrch
17 13 (0.70%) Cisco UCCE
18 12 (0.64%) Cisco UCCX
18 12 (0.64%) HP Data Protector
18 12 (0.64%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 1345 (72.08%) Microsoft
2 668 (35.80%) VMware
3 617 (33.07%) Cisco
4 440 (23.58%) Citrix
5 294 (15.76%) HP
6 199 (10.66%) Symantec
7 192 (10.29%) Dell
8 112 (6.00%) NetApp
9 107 (5.73%) Veeam
10 104 (5.57%) Avaya
11 94 (5.04%) EMC
12 87 (4.66%) Polycom
13 73 (3.91%) Apple
14 66 (3.54%) IBM
14 66 (3.54%) Juniper
15 64 (3.43%) SolarWinds
16 62 (3.32%) Intel Security
17 57 (3.05%) F5
18 54 (2.89%) Oracle
19 52 (2.79%) CheckPoint
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Lea Consultancy Ltd
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + Car Allowance, Bonus, Benfits
Posted: Yesterday
UK
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £30k - 65k per year + amazing benefits!
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Metaskil Limited
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Metaskil
Salary: From £47,500 to £52,500 per annum c£50k plus great benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £28000 per annum, Benefits Bonus, Oncall (not immediate), Overtime
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £65,000 - £90,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Very competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £22,000 to £27,000 per annum + Shift Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Commission
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Fusion Experience
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Search Consultancy
Posted: 3 days ago
Suffolk
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Poole and Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £12000 - £14000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £12000 - £14000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Rolls Royce
Posted: 3 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago