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 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
UK
Rank 331 328 276
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -52
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 711 984 1261
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.86% 0.96% 1.18%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.88% 5.08% 5.92%
Number of salaries quoted 578 828 1094
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,850
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -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
14568 19377 21313
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.57% 18.98% 19.99%
Number of salaries quoted 12174 16222 17896
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,425 £28,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £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 25 February 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 25 February 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 -20 671 £44,000 +3.52% 72
London +4 315 £42,500 -10.52% 38
South East +8 137 £50,000 +11.11% 7
East of England +43 68 £44,500 +11.25% 5
City of London +59 61 £38,500 -30.00% 14
Berkshire +33 55 £52,500 +16.66% 1
Oxfordshire +47 47 £57,500 +36.90% 1
Hertfordshire +31 36 £47,500 +21.01% 1
South West -4 32 £40,000 +40.35% 5
East Midlands -12 30 £43,596 +8.98% 1
North West -25 30 £32,500 - 10
Yorkshire -14 28 £43,000 +1.17%
Oxford +36 26 £50,000 +11.11%
Cambridgeshire +21 23 £44,000 +7.31% 1
Manchester -39 23 £32,500 - 7
West Yorkshire -16 19 £50,000 +17.64%
Wales +26 18 £45,000 +30.93% 1
Leeds -6 18 £50,000 +17.64%
Reading +34 16 £45,000 +20.00%
Bristol -8 16 £42,500 +54.54% 4
Surrey 0 15 £37,500 -16.66%
Derbyshire +15 14 £42,875 -9.73%
West Midlands +4 14 £52,500 +16.66% 3
West Sussex +12 13 £43,750 -12.50% 1
Watford +7 13 £42,500 -7.60% 1
Worthing -2 12 £43,750 -12.50% 1
Newquay - 12 £37,500 -
Cornwall - 12 £37,500 -
Mid Wales - 12 £37,500 -
New Quay - 12 £37,500 -

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 1028 (74.12%) Microsoft
2 885 (63.81%) Windows
3 822 (59.26%) Skype
4 775 (55.88%) Active Directory
5 553 (39.87%) Office 365
6 521 (37.56%) Windows Server
7 470 (33.89%) VMware
8 465 (33.53%) MS Exchange
9 367 (26.46%) ITIL
10 356 (25.67%) Cisco
11 349 (25.16%) MS Excel
12 337 (24.30%) SharePoint
12 337 (24.30%) VMware Infrastructure
13 310 (22.35%) Hyper-V
14 302 (21.77%) Citrix
15 293 (21.12%) Windows Server 2012
16 281 (20.26%) Microsoft Azure
17 275 (19.83%) DNS
18 270 (19.47%) Microsoft Certification
19 266 (19.18%) SCCM
20 256 (18.46%) Firewall
21 251 (18.10%) MS Office
22 249 (17.95%) DHCP
23 237 (17.09%) Windows Server 2008
24 225 (16.22%) Exchange Server 2013
25 222 (16.01%) Windows 7
26 203 (14.64%) SQL Server
27 198 (14.28%) VPN
28 191 (13.77%) MCSE
29 190 (13.70%) Finance

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
1 465 (33.53%) MS Exchange
2 337 (24.30%) SharePoint
3 225 (16.22%) Exchange Server 2013
4 183 (13.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 94 (6.78%) IIS
6 67 (4.83%) SharePoint 2013
7 59 (4.25%) Exchange Server 2003
8 58 (4.18%) Exchange Server 2007
9 46 (3.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 30 (2.16%) SharePoint 2010
11 15 (1.08%) Office Communications Server
12 11 (0.79%) Apache
13 10 (0.72%) CMS
13 10 (0.72%) Confluence
14 8 (0.58%) SAS
14 8 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
15 5 (0.36%) nginx
15 5 (0.36%) Tomcat
16 4 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
16 4 (0.29%) GroupWise
Applications
1 349 (25.16%) MS Excel
2 251 (18.10%) MS Office
3 38 (2.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 31 (2.24%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.79%) MS Project
6 9 (0.65%) Final Cut Pro
7 8 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.072%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 32 (2.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.43%) Eikon
4 5 (0.36%) Line 50
4 5 (0.36%) Sage X3
5 3 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.22%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.072%) assyst
7 1 (0.072%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.072%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.072%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 553 (39.87%) Office 365
2 281 (20.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 107 (7.71%) Amazon AWS
4 45 (3.24%) Azure Active Directory
5 36 (2.60%) Mimecast
6 32 (2.31%) IaaS
6 32 (2.31%) OneDrive
7 28 (2.02%) PaaS
8 24 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
9 23 (1.66%) Yammer
10 18 (1.30%) SaaS
11 16 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
12 6 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 5 (0.36%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.22%) AWS CloudTrail
14 3 (0.22%) CloudFront
14 3 (0.22%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 822 (59.26%) Skype
2 275 (19.83%) DNS
3 256 (18.46%) Firewall
4 249 (17.95%) DHCP
5 198 (14.28%) VPN
6 189 (13.63%) LAN
7 185 (13.34%) Unified Communications
8 183 (13.19%) WAN
9 154 (11.10%) VoIP
10 114 (8.22%) SAN
11 111 (8.00%) TCP/IP
12 93 (6.71%) Wireless
13 85 (6.13%) Cisco ASA
14 71 (5.12%) MPLS
15 65 (4.69%) VLAN
16 56 (4.04%) Internet
17 53 (3.82%) PBX
18 52 (3.75%) ISDN
19 37 (2.67%) SMTP
20 35 (2.52%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (14.64%) SQL Server
2 45 (3.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 37 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 28 (2.02%) SQL Server 2005
5 16 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
6 13 (0.94%) SQL Server 2014
7 10 (0.72%) MySQL
8 8 (0.58%) Power BI
9 6 (0.43%) Big Data
10 5 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.22%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (0.14%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (0.14%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.14%) MongoDB
13 2 (0.14%) NoSQL
13 2 (0.14%) Redis
14 1 (0.072%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 19 (1.37%) JIRA
2 11 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.36%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.36%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.36%) Subversion
4 3 (0.22%) Buildbot
5 2 (0.14%) Ant
5 2 (0.14%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.072%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.072%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.072%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 190 (13.70%) Finance
2 80 (5.77%) Telecoms
3 56 (4.04%) Law
4 47 (3.39%) Back Office
5 38 (2.74%) Retail
6 25 (1.80%) Marketing
7 23 (1.66%) Legal
8 21 (1.51%) Banking
9 14 (1.01%) Advertising
9 14 (1.01%) Billing
10 13 (0.94%) Publishing
11 10 (0.72%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.50%) Spanish Language
13 6 (0.43%) Aerospace
13 6 (0.43%) German Language
13 6 (0.43%) Multimedia
14 5 (0.36%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.22%) French Language
15 3 (0.22%) Games
15 3 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 191 (13.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 180 (12.98%) Analyst
3 176 (12.69%) Support Engineer
4 119 (8.58%) Consultant
5 96 (6.92%) IT Support
6 92 (6.63%) IT Engineer
7 91 (6.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 84 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support
9 82 (5.91%) Windows Engineer
10 76 (5.48%) Exchange Engineer
11 71 (5.12%) Support Analyst
12 70 (5.05%) 2nd Line Support
12 70 (5.05%) Architect
13 65 (4.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 54 (3.89%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 54 (3.89%) IT Support Engineer
14 54 (3.89%) Systems Engineer
15 52 (3.75%) Lync Engineer
16 51 (3.68%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 50 (3.60%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (3.46%) .NET
2 36 (2.60%) Web Services
3 24 (1.73%) XML
4 22 (1.59%) Software Packaging
5 19 (1.37%) REST
6 16 (1.15%) XMPP
7 14 (1.01%) JSON
8 12 (0.87%) .NET Framework
9 11 (0.79%) RESTful
10 9 (0.65%) COM
10 9 (0.65%) CSS
11 8 (0.58%) J2EE
11 8 (0.58%) XSLT
12 7 (0.50%) ASP.NET
12 7 (0.50%) HTML
13 6 (0.43%) SOAP
14 5 (0.36%) 802.1X
14 5 (0.36%) Middleware
15 4 (0.29%) HTML5
16 3 (0.22%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 139 (10.02%) Data Centre
2 107 (7.71%) Analytical Skills
3 100 (7.21%) Video Conferencing
4 91 (6.56%) Blackberry
5 68 (4.90%) Clustering
6 64 (4.61%) Driving Licence
7 61 (4.40%) Management Information System
8 55 (3.97%) Public Cloud
9 47 (3.39%) PKI
10 45 (3.24%) Computer Science
11 35 (2.52%) User Experience
12 28 (2.02%) Hybrid Cloud
13 26 (1.87%) e-Learning
14 25 (1.80%) Client/Server
15 22 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
15 22 (1.59%) Virtual Team
16 17 (1.23%) Fintech
17 12 (0.87%) Replication
18 11 (0.79%) Mobile Payment
18 11 (0.79%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 885 (63.81%) Windows
2 521 (37.56%) Windows Server
3 293 (21.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 237 (17.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 222 (16.01%) Windows 7
6 138 (9.95%) Windows 10
7 109 (7.86%) Windows Server 2003
8 107 (7.71%) Linux
9 98 (7.07%) Windows 8
10 48 (3.46%) Android
11 42 (3.03%) Mac OS X
12 41 (2.96%) Apple iOS
13 32 (2.31%) Unix
14 30 (2.16%) Windows Phone
15 27 (1.95%) Mac OS
16 19 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 18 (1.30%) Windows XP
18 15 (1.08%) Solaris
19 13 (0.94%) Windows 2000 Server
20 9 (0.65%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 367 (26.46%) ITIL
2 117 (8.44%) Mentoring
3 106 (7.64%) Service Delivery
4 99 (7.14%) Migration
4 99 (7.14%) Project Management
5 84 (6.06%) High Availability
6 76 (5.48%) Agile Software Development
7 75 (5.41%) Presales
8 71 (5.12%) Disaster Recovery
9 58 (4.18%) CRM
10 56 (4.04%) Continuous Improvement
11 55 (3.97%) Incident Management
12 53 (3.82%) Service Management
13 49 (3.53%) Identity Management
14 47 (3.39%) Change Control
15 43 (3.10%) Time Management
16 40 (2.88%) Change Management
17 39 (2.81%) Workflow
18 35 (2.52%) Data Protection
18 35 (2.52%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 175 (12.62%) PowerShell
2 155 (11.18%) SQL
3 33 (2.38%) C#
4 20 (1.44%) VB
5 18 (1.30%) VBScript
6 15 (1.08%) JavaScript
7 13 (0.94%) C
8 10 (0.72%) Java
9 9 (0.65%) Python
10 6 (0.43%) Ruby
11 5 (0.36%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.29%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.22%) Perl
13 3 (0.22%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.14%) C++
14 2 (0.14%) Go
14 2 (0.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 270 (19.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 191 (13.77%) MCSE
3 135 (9.73%) Cisco Certification
4 114 (8.22%) Degree
5 96 (6.92%) CCNA
6 71 (5.12%) MCSA
7 68 (4.90%) Security Cleared
8 62 (4.47%) CCNP
9 55 (3.97%) SC Cleared
10 49 (3.53%) MCP
11 42 (3.03%) MCITP
12 33 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 31 (2.24%) CCIE
14 21 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
15 17 (1.23%) MCTS
16 16 (1.15%) VCP5
17 12 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 11 (0.79%) DV Cleared
19 10 (0.72%) A+ Certification
19 10 (0.72%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (6.63%) SLA
2 22 (1.59%) QA
3 9 (0.65%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.58%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.50%) GCP
5 7 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.29%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.14%) EMIR
7 2 (0.14%) ISO 14000
7 2 (0.14%) MiFID
7 2 (0.14%) PMO
8 1 (0.072%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.072%) ISO22301
8 1 (0.072%) PMBOK
System Software
1 775 (55.88%) Active Directory
2 337 (24.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 310 (22.35%) Hyper-V
4 142 (10.24%) XenApp
5 75 (5.41%) vSphere
6 56 (4.04%) XenDesktop
7 48 (3.46%) VMware Workstation
8 40 (2.88%) VMware ESX
9 32 (2.31%) Firmware
10 27 (1.95%) Forefront TMG
11 26 (1.87%) Terminal Services
12 24 (1.73%) VMware ESXi
13 23 (1.66%) Virtual Machines
14 19 (1.37%) BitLocker
14 19 (1.37%) XenServer
15 18 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
16 12 (0.87%) ISA Server
17 11 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
18 9 (0.65%) Xen
19 7 (0.50%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 266 (19.18%) SCCM
2 154 (11.10%) SCOM
3 47 (3.39%) WSUS
4 45 (3.24%) Cisco CUCM
5 44 (3.17%) Backup Exec
6 29 (2.09%) Microsoft Intune
7 23 (1.66%) Failover Clustering
8 21 (1.51%) Nagios
9 19 (1.37%) NetBackup
10 18 (1.30%) Microsoft Clustering
10 18 (1.30%) SCVMM
11 17 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
12 16 (1.15%) McAfee ePO
13 14 (1.01%) Cisco UCCE
14 12 (0.87%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 11 (0.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 11 (0.79%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 11 (0.79%) MOM
16 10 (0.72%) AirWatch
16 10 (0.72%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 1028 (74.12%) Microsoft
2 470 (33.89%) VMware
3 356 (25.67%) Cisco
4 302 (21.77%) Citrix
5 132 (9.52%) HP
6 101 (7.28%) Polycom
7 98 (7.07%) NetApp
8 83 (5.98%) Avaya
9 82 (5.91%) Apple
10 62 (4.47%) Dell
11 60 (4.33%) EMC
12 56 (4.04%) CheckPoint
13 45 (3.24%) 3PAR
13 45 (3.24%) Symantec
14 44 (3.17%) Juniper
15 42 (3.03%) SolarWinds
16 40 (2.88%) F5
16 40 (2.88%) Mitel
16 40 (2.88%) Sonus
17 33 (2.38%) Veeam
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