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

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 401 366 317
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -49
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 696 924 1089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.71% 0.84% 0.93%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.90% 4.45% 4.55%
Number of salaries quoted 591 767 920
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -8.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -14.44%

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
17847 20770 23912
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.22% 18.93% 20.39%
Number of salaries quoted 15175 17211 19631
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
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 July 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 July 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 -53 636 £42,500 - 73
London +1 282 £45,000 -2.96% 23
South East -97 115 £38,000 -1.29% 16
West Midlands +17 59 £47,500 -17.39% 3
East of England +22 52 £42,000 +5.00% 4
Berkshire -24 46 £35,000 -6.66% 6
City of London -4 43 £52,500 +3.96% 8
Birmingham +3 41 £52,000 -15.10% 1
South West -7 39 £40,000 +11.88% 6
Reading +19 35 £35,000 -
Hertfordshire +28 29 £39,250 -17.36% 2
Hampshire -26 29 £32,500 -13.33% 3
East Midlands +11 28 £40,000 +66.66% 4
Yorkshire -6 27 £41,000 +17.14% 4
North East +22 23 £38,750 +42.20% 4
Tyne and Wear +14 22 £37,500 +37.61% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +12 22 £37,500 +37.61% 3
Surrey -13 20 £55,000 +37.50% 1
Leeds -12 17 £37,500 +7.14% 1
West Yorkshire -19 17 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Watford +27 15 £26,000 -51.62% 1
Gloucestershire +11 14 £40,000 -15.78% 2
Cambridgeshire 0 14 £42,000 +9.09%
Southampton -7 14 £38,000 +1.33% 2
North West -13 13 £52,500 +40.00% 7
Derbyshire +27 11 £42,500 -17.47%
Scotland +11 11 £49,000 +40.00% 2
Gloucester +8 11 £41,250 -13.15% 2
Bristol +12 10 £40,000 - 3
Chesterfield - 10 £42,500 -

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1137 (70.71%) Microsoft
2 993 (61.75%) Windows
3 907 (56.41%) Active Directory
4 604 (37.56%) Skype
5 590 (36.69%) VMware
6 589 (36.63%) Windows Server
7 562 (34.95%) MS Exchange
8 525 (32.65%) Office 365
9 495 (30.78%) Cisco
10 446 (27.74%) ITIL
11 405 (25.19%) SharePoint
12 396 (24.63%) VMware Infrastructure
13 372 (23.13%) MS Excel
14 362 (22.51%) Windows Server 2012
15 354 (22.01%) Windows Server 2008
16 329 (20.46%) Citrix
17 326 (20.27%) Firewall
18 322 (20.02%) Microsoft Certification
19 318 (19.78%) Hyper-V
20 310 (19.28%) SCCM
21 307 (19.09%) SQL Server
22 290 (18.03%) Exchange Server 2010
23 277 (17.23%) SQL
24 265 (16.48%) MCSE
25 264 (16.42%) Windows 7
26 257 (15.98%) Exchange Server 2013
27 242 (15.05%) MS Office
28 237 (14.74%) DNS
29 235 (14.61%) WAN
30 225 (13.99%) Microsoft Azure

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
1 562 (34.95%) MS Exchange
2 405 (25.19%) SharePoint
3 290 (18.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 257 (15.98%) Exchange Server 2013
5 113 (7.03%) Exchange Server 2007
6 64 (3.98%) IIS
7 50 (3.11%) Office Communications Server
8 46 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
9 45 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2003
10 44 (2.74%) SharePoint 2013
11 32 (1.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 9 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2000
13 7 (0.44%) Tomcat
14 6 (0.37%) IBM Notes
15 4 (0.25%) Apache
15 4 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
15 4 (0.25%) JBoss
15 4 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
15 4 (0.25%) WebSphere
16 2 (0.12%) CMS
Applications
1 372 (23.13%) MS Excel
2 242 (15.05%) MS Office
3 23 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (1.00%) MS Project
5 12 (0.75%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.062%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.062%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 31 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (1.31%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.31%) thinkFolio
4 4 (0.25%) Eikon
5 3 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.12%) assyst
6 2 (0.12%) Maximo
6 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.062%) FastStats
7 1 (0.062%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 525 (32.65%) Office 365
2 225 (13.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 78 (4.85%) Amazon AWS
4 45 (2.80%) Azure Active Directory
4 45 (2.80%) IaaS
5 40 (2.49%) Cloud Computing
6 37 (2.30%) OneDrive
7 35 (2.18%) Yammer
8 33 (2.05%) Mimecast
9 22 (1.37%) SaaS
10 18 (1.12%) PaaS
11 17 (1.06%) GitHub
12 7 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.062%) Amazon Kinesis
14 1 (0.062%) Google Apps
14 1 (0.062%) IBM PureFlex
14 1 (0.062%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 604 (37.56%) Skype
2 326 (20.27%) Firewall
3 237 (14.74%) DNS
4 235 (14.61%) WAN
5 221 (13.74%) LAN
6 215 (13.37%) VoIP
7 212 (13.18%) Unified Communications
8 194 (12.06%) DHCP
9 193 (12.00%) TCP/IP
10 176 (10.95%) VPN
11 154 (9.58%) SAN
12 107 (6.65%) MPLS
13 94 (5.85%) PBX
14 92 (5.72%) Wireless
15 80 (4.98%) Cisco ASA
16 77 (4.79%) VLAN
17 56 (3.48%) NetScaler
18 43 (2.67%) NAS
18 43 (2.67%) Network Security
19 33 (2.05%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 307 (19.09%) SQL Server
2 78 (4.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 63 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (0.62%) SQL Server 2014
5 8 (0.50%) Relational Database
5 8 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (0.31%) MS Access
6 5 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (0.25%) Data Mining
7 4 (0.25%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.25%) Power BI
8 3 (0.19%) MySQL
8 3 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.12%) DB2
10 1 (0.062%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 24 (1.49%) JIRA
1 24 (1.49%) Visual Studio
2 4 (0.25%) ClearCase
3 3 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (0.12%) Subversion
4 2 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 187 (11.63%) Finance
2 114 (7.09%) Telecoms
3 57 (3.54%) Law
4 50 (3.11%) Retail
5 41 (2.55%) Legal
6 33 (2.05%) Manufacturing
7 26 (1.62%) Back Office
8 22 (1.37%) Banking
9 14 (0.87%) Marketing
10 13 (0.81%) Billing
10 13 (0.81%) French Language
11 12 (0.75%) German Language
11 12 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
12 9 (0.56%) Spanish Language
13 7 (0.44%) Advertising
13 7 (0.44%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.37%) Games
14 6 (0.37%) Investment Banking
14 6 (0.37%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.25%) Brand Awareness
Job Titles
1 245 (15.24%) Support Engineer
2 201 (12.50%) Analyst
3 198 (12.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 197 (12.25%) Consultant
5 120 (7.46%) IT Support
6 107 (6.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 103 (6.41%) Architect
8 96 (5.97%) IT Engineer
9 94 (5.85%) Support Analyst
10 93 (5.78%) Windows Engineer
11 87 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support
12 83 (5.16%) 2nd Line Support
12 83 (5.16%) Lync Engineer
13 75 (4.66%) Administrator
14 69 (4.29%) IT Support Engineer
15 64 (3.98%) Desktop Support
16 61 (3.79%) Unified Communications Engineer
17 56 (3.48%) Desktop Engineer
17 56 (3.48%) Infrastructure Support
18 55 (3.42%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (2.74%) .NET
2 43 (2.67%) XMPP
3 23 (1.43%) Web Services
4 20 (1.24%) REST
5 17 (1.06%) Apache Cordova
5 17 (1.06%) Middleware
5 17 (1.06%) SOAP
6 8 (0.50%) COM
7 6 (0.37%) 802.1X
7 6 (0.37%) LINQ to SQL
8 4 (0.25%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.25%) VXML
8 4 (0.25%) X-Windows
9 3 (0.19%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (0.19%) SAP Basis
10 2 (0.12%) Software Packaging
11 1 (0.062%) CGI
11 1 (0.062%) HTML
11 1 (0.062%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 135 (8.40%) Blackberry
1 135 (8.40%) Data Centre
2 111 (6.90%) Video Conferencing
3 109 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
4 91 (5.66%) Clustering
5 48 (2.99%) Driving Licence
6 38 (2.36%) e-Learning
7 30 (1.87%) Computer Science
7 30 (1.87%) Replication
8 27 (1.68%) IVR
9 24 (1.49%) Fat Client
9 24 (1.49%) Thin Client
10 23 (1.43%) Statistics
11 22 (1.37%) Virtual Team
12 21 (1.31%) iPad
13 20 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
13 20 (1.24%) iPhone
14 18 (1.12%) Mobile App
15 17 (1.06%) PKI
16 15 (0.93%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 993 (61.75%) Windows
2 589 (36.63%) Windows Server
3 362 (22.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 354 (22.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 264 (16.42%) Windows 7
6 172 (10.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 130 (8.08%) Linux
8 115 (7.15%) Windows 8
9 105 (6.53%) Windows 10
10 80 (4.98%) Android
11 70 (4.35%) Apple iOS
12 52 (3.23%) Windows XP
13 47 (2.92%) Mac OS X
14 36 (2.24%) Unix
15 33 (2.05%) Mac OS
16 22 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 22 (1.37%) Windows Phone
17 18 (1.12%) Solaris
18 17 (1.06%) Windows Vista
19 16 (1.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 446 (27.74%) ITIL
2 134 (8.33%) Presales
3 125 (7.77%) Migration
4 113 (7.03%) Change Management
5 111 (6.90%) Service Delivery
6 106 (6.59%) Project Management
7 95 (5.91%) Mentoring
8 79 (4.91%) Service Management
9 78 (4.85%) Disaster Recovery
10 75 (4.66%) PRINCE2
11 70 (4.35%) Incident Management
12 64 (3.98%) Agile Software Development
12 64 (3.98%) ITIL V3
13 63 (3.92%) Problem Management
14 60 (3.73%) Mobile Device Management
15 53 (3.30%) High Availability
16 51 (3.17%) Change Control
17 50 (3.11%) Information Security
18 49 (3.05%) CRM
19 46 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 277 (17.23%) SQL
2 198 (12.31%) PowerShell
3 35 (2.18%) C#
4 32 (1.99%) JavaScript
5 24 (1.49%) C
6 13 (0.81%) VB
7 10 (0.62%) Python
8 8 (0.50%) VBScript
9 7 (0.44%) Ruby
10 5 (0.31%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.25%) Java
12 3 (0.19%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.062%) LINC
13 1 (0.062%) Perl
Qualifications
1 322 (20.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 265 (16.48%) MCSE
3 210 (13.06%) Cisco Certification
4 157 (9.76%) Security Cleared
5 147 (9.14%) CCNA
6 128 (7.96%) SC Cleared
7 124 (7.71%) Degree
8 109 (6.78%) MCITP
9 107 (6.65%) MCSA
10 80 (4.98%) CCNP
11 43 (2.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 41 (2.55%) MCP
13 28 (1.74%) DV Cleared
14 26 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
15 24 (1.49%) MCTS
16 19 (1.18%) CCNP Voice
17 18 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 17 (1.06%) CCSA
18 17 (1.06%) PhD
19 14 (0.87%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (6.53%) SLA
2 10 (0.62%) QA
3 9 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.37%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.12%) COBIT
6 1 (0.062%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.062%) SAS 70
System Software
1 907 (56.41%) Active Directory
2 396 (24.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 318 (19.78%) Hyper-V
4 166 (10.32%) XenApp
5 100 (6.22%) vSphere
6 66 (4.10%) XenDesktop
7 52 (3.23%) VMware ESX
8 48 (2.99%) XenServer
9 47 (2.92%) Microsoft App-V
10 41 (2.55%) Terminal Services
11 37 (2.30%) Virtual Machines
12 32 (1.99%) Firmware
13 31 (1.93%) VMware Workstation
14 26 (1.62%) BitLocker
15 24 (1.49%) Forefront TMG
15 24 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
16 23 (1.43%) Virtual Servers
17 20 (1.24%) ISA Server
18 17 (1.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 14 (0.87%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 310 (19.28%) SCCM
2 201 (12.50%) SCOM
3 51 (3.17%) Cisco CUCM
4 48 (2.99%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 39 (2.43%) Backup Exec
5 39 (2.43%) Failover Clustering
6 38 (2.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 34 (2.11%) WSUS
8 33 (2.05%) Microsoft Clustering
9 32 (1.99%) SCVMM
10 29 (1.80%) NetBackup
11 28 (1.74%) Microsoft Intune
12 26 (1.62%) SCOrch
13 25 (1.55%) FortiGate
14 23 (1.43%) AirWatch
14 23 (1.43%) Nagios
14 23 (1.43%) XenMobile
15 21 (1.31%) DatAdvantage
16 19 (1.18%) McAfee ePO
16 19 (1.18%) MOM
Vendors
1 1137 (70.71%) Microsoft
2 590 (36.69%) VMware
3 495 (30.78%) Cisco
4 329 (20.46%) Citrix
5 187 (11.63%) HP
6 130 (8.08%) Avaya
7 106 (6.59%) NetApp
8 89 (5.53%) Polycom
9 85 (5.29%) EMC
10 82 (5.10%) Veeam
11 81 (5.04%) Apple
12 79 (4.91%) CheckPoint
13 63 (3.92%) Mitel
14 57 (3.54%) SolarWinds
15 56 (3.48%) F5
15 56 (3.48%) Palo Alto
16 55 (3.42%) Symantec
17 52 (3.23%) Juniper
18 51 (3.17%) Dell
18 51 (3.17%) Intel Security
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