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

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 411 372 336
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -36
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 664 886 1002
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.70% 0.81% 0.89%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.89% 4.45% 4.43%
Number of salaries quoted 577 784 832
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,250
% change year-on-year
- -3.03%

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
17078 19891 22600
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.93% 18.16% 20.02%
Number of salaries quoted 14451 16569 18257
Median salary £45,000 £43,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £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 28 September 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 28 September 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 -57 614 £42,000 -1.17% 74
London +26 327 £43,500 -3.33% 28
South East -61 93 £38,500 -14.44% 19
East of England +18 46 £44,500 +30.88% 3
City of London -1 44 £46,250 +2.77% 4
West Midlands -1 41 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Berkshire +4 40 £38,500 -6.66% 5
South West -49 29 £36,000 -1.36% 3
East Midlands +29 28 £40,000 +81.81% 4
Hampshire -4 23 £23,500 -46.28% 1
Reading +4 22 £28,500 -24.00% 1
Birmingham -32 22 £55,000 +10.00%
North East - 22 £35,000 - 7
Hertfordshire +13 21 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 18 £35,000 - 5
Tyne and Wear - 18 £35,000 - 5
Scotland +36 16 £49,000 +40.00% 5
Nottinghamshire +14 16 £40,000 +86.04% 2
Nottingham +7 16 £40,000 +86.04% 2
Yorkshire -33 16 £45,000 +47.54% 3
Cambridgeshire +12 12 £44,500 +30.88% 1
Watford +8 12 £42,500 +60.37% 1
Southampton -3 11 £31,750 -29.44% 1
Gloucestershire -14 11 £41,250 -5.71%
Glasgow +21 10 £49,000 -5.18% 2
Gloucester -4 10 £42,500 -10.52%
North West -43 10 £24,750 -36.12% 5
Bristol -10 9 £33,750 -13.46%
Surrey -14 9 £42,000 -6.66% 2
Leeds -16 9 £45,000 +50.00%

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 1011 (71.80%) Microsoft
2 897 (63.71%) Windows
3 830 (58.95%) Active Directory
4 627 (44.53%) Skype
5 544 (38.64%) Office 365
6 504 (35.80%) Windows Server
7 499 (35.44%) VMware
8 474 (33.66%) MS Exchange
9 426 (30.26%) ITIL
10 397 (28.20%) SharePoint
11 389 (27.63%) Cisco
12 355 (25.21%) VMware Infrastructure
13 326 (23.15%) MS Excel
14 321 (22.80%) Hyper-V
15 311 (22.09%) Windows Server 2012
16 300 (21.31%) SCCM
17 291 (20.67%) Citrix
18 284 (20.17%) Microsoft Certification
19 276 (19.60%) SQL Server
20 274 (19.46%) Windows Server 2008
21 270 (19.18%) Firewall
22 259 (18.39%) SQL
22 259 (18.39%) Windows 7
23 244 (17.33%) Microsoft Azure
24 242 (17.19%) DNS
25 236 (16.76%) MS Office
26 221 (15.70%) Exchange Server 2013
27 216 (15.34%) LAN
28 214 (15.20%) VoIP
28 214 (15.20%) Exchange Server 2010

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
1 474 (33.66%) MS Exchange
2 397 (28.20%) SharePoint
3 221 (15.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 214 (15.20%) Exchange Server 2010
5 87 (6.18%) Exchange Server 2007
6 51 (3.62%) IIS
7 50 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2003
8 38 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
9 29 (2.06%) SharePoint 2010
10 25 (1.78%) Office Communications Server
11 24 (1.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 13 (0.92%) Apache
13 7 (0.50%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.36%) JBoss
14 5 (0.36%) nginx
14 5 (0.36%) WebSphere
15 4 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
15 4 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2000
15 4 (0.28%) IBM Notes
15 4 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 326 (23.15%) MS Excel
2 236 (16.76%) MS Office
3 23 (1.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (1.21%) MS Project
5 13 (0.92%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.28%) Final Cut Pro
7 3 (0.21%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.071%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 35 (2.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (0.57%) Eikon
3 4 (0.28%) assyst
4 3 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.14%) Line 50
5 2 (0.14%) Sage X3
5 2 (0.14%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.071%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.071%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 544 (38.64%) Office 365
2 244 (17.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (4.33%) Amazon AWS
4 49 (3.48%) Azure Active Directory
5 43 (3.05%) OneDrive
6 28 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
6 28 (1.99%) Mimecast
7 26 (1.85%) Yammer
8 19 (1.35%) IaaS
9 15 (1.07%) PaaS
9 15 (1.07%) SaaS
10 14 (0.99%) GitHub
11 3 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.14%) Google Apps
12 2 (0.14%) iTunes
12 2 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.071%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.071%) Amazon Kinesis
13 1 (0.071%) AWS CloudTrail
13 1 (0.071%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 627 (44.53%) Skype
2 270 (19.18%) Firewall
3 242 (17.19%) DNS
4 216 (15.34%) LAN
5 214 (15.20%) VoIP
6 209 (14.84%) WAN
7 200 (14.20%) DHCP
8 160 (11.36%) VPN
9 146 (10.37%) TCP/IP
10 138 (9.80%) Unified Communications
11 115 (8.17%) SAN
12 91 (6.46%) PBX
13 85 (6.04%) MPLS
13 85 (6.04%) Wireless
14 72 (5.11%) VLAN
15 57 (4.05%) Cisco ASA
16 51 (3.62%) NetScaler
17 45 (3.20%) LDAP
18 42 (2.98%) ISDN
19 41 (2.91%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 276 (19.60%) SQL Server
2 69 (4.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 48 (3.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 17 (1.21%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (0.92%) MySQL
6 7 (0.50%) Power BI
7 6 (0.43%) Big Data
8 5 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.28%) Data Mining
9 4 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.14%) DB2
11 2 (0.14%) MS Access
12 1 (0.071%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.071%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.071%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.071%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.071%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.071%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (1.70%) JIRA
2 16 (1.14%) Visual Studio
3 6 (0.43%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.43%) Jenkins
3 6 (0.43%) Subversion
4 4 (0.28%) ClearCase
5 2 (0.14%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 159 (11.29%) Finance
2 96 (6.82%) Telecoms
3 39 (2.77%) Retail
4 38 (2.70%) Law
5 35 (2.49%) Legal
6 28 (1.99%) Back Office
7 21 (1.49%) Banking
7 21 (1.49%) Manufacturing
8 12 (0.85%) French Language
8 12 (0.85%) German Language
9 11 (0.78%) Marketing
10 10 (0.71%) Billing
11 9 (0.64%) Spanish Language
12 8 (0.57%) Advertising
13 7 (0.50%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.36%) Investment Banking
14 5 (0.36%) Publishing
15 4 (0.28%) Financial Institution
16 1 (0.071%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 212 (15.06%) Support Engineer
2 191 (13.57%) Analyst
3 182 (12.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 177 (12.57%) Consultant
5 107 (7.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 101 (7.17%) IT Support
7 89 (6.32%) 2nd Line Support
7 89 (6.32%) 3rd Line Support
8 86 (6.11%) Windows Engineer
9 79 (5.61%) Support Analyst
10 74 (5.26%) Administrator
11 72 (5.11%) Architect
12 70 (4.97%) IT Engineer
13 63 (4.47%) Desktop Support
14 61 (4.33%) Lync Engineer
15 59 (4.19%) Technical Support
16 58 (4.12%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 53 (3.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 53 (3.76%) Desktop Engineer
18 52 (3.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (2.77%) .NET
2 37 (2.63%) XMPP
3 28 (1.99%) Web Services
4 21 (1.49%) REST
5 15 (1.07%) SOAP
6 14 (0.99%) Apache Cordova
7 10 (0.71%) 802.1X
8 7 (0.50%) XML
9 6 (0.43%) COM
9 6 (0.43%) Software Packaging
10 5 (0.36%) ASP.NET
10 5 (0.36%) Buildbot
10 5 (0.36%) JSON
10 5 (0.36%) LAMP
10 5 (0.36%) LEMP Stack
11 4 (0.28%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (0.28%) LINQ to SQL
11 4 (0.28%) SAML
11 4 (0.28%) VXML
11 4 (0.28%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 126 (8.95%) Data Centre
2 123 (8.74%) Blackberry
3 105 (7.46%) Video Conferencing
4 93 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
5 75 (5.33%) Clustering
6 51 (3.62%) Driving Licence
7 40 (2.84%) Computer Science
8 31 (2.20%) IVR
9 26 (1.85%) Fat Client
9 26 (1.85%) Thin Client
10 25 (1.78%) e-Learning
11 24 (1.70%) Replication
12 23 (1.63%) Management Information System
13 22 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
14 21 (1.49%) iPad
14 21 (1.49%) User Experience
15 20 (1.42%) Statistics
16 19 (1.35%) Mathematics
16 19 (1.35%) Virtual Team
17 17 (1.21%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 897 (63.71%) Windows
2 504 (35.80%) Windows Server
3 311 (22.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 274 (19.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 259 (18.39%) Windows 7
6 139 (9.87%) Linux
7 131 (9.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 130 (9.23%) Windows 10
9 100 (7.10%) Windows 8
10 67 (4.76%) Android
11 65 (4.62%) Apple iOS
12 58 (4.12%) Mac OS X
13 27 (1.92%) Unix
14 26 (1.85%) Windows XP
15 25 (1.78%) Mac OS
16 21 (1.49%) Solaris
17 18 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 15 (1.07%) Windows Phone
19 12 (0.85%) Windows Vista
20 10 (0.71%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 426 (30.26%) ITIL
2 107 (7.60%) Presales
3 103 (7.32%) Mentoring
3 103 (7.32%) Migration
3 103 (7.32%) Service Delivery
4 96 (6.82%) Project Management
5 95 (6.75%) Change Management
6 75 (5.33%) Incident Management
7 74 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
8 59 (4.19%) Service Management
9 58 (4.12%) CRM
10 55 (3.91%) PRINCE2
11 54 (3.84%) ITIL V3
12 52 (3.69%) Agile Software Development
12 52 (3.69%) Mobile Device Management
13 49 (3.48%) High Availability
13 49 (3.48%) Problem Management
14 42 (2.98%) Kalman Filter
15 39 (2.77%) Coaching
16 38 (2.70%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 259 (18.39%) SQL
2 176 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 33 (2.34%) C#
4 31 (2.20%) JavaScript
5 26 (1.85%) C
6 16 (1.14%) Python
7 14 (0.99%) Ruby
8 11 (0.78%) VBScript
9 6 (0.43%) Java
10 5 (0.36%) Bash Shell
10 5 (0.36%) Perl
10 5 (0.36%) VB
11 4 (0.28%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.071%) C++
12 1 (0.071%) Go
12 1 (0.071%) LINC
Qualifications
1 284 (20.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 211 (14.99%) MCSE
3 166 (11.79%) Cisco Certification
4 130 (9.23%) CCNA
5 129 (9.16%) Degree
6 124 (8.81%) Security Cleared
7 98 (6.96%) SC Cleared
8 97 (6.89%) MCSA
9 79 (5.61%) MCITP
10 45 (3.20%) CCNP
11 42 (2.98%) MCP
12 35 (2.49%) DV Cleared
13 31 (2.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 28 (1.99%) ITIL Certification
15 24 (1.70%) MCTS
16 15 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 13 (0.92%) ISTQB
18 9 (0.64%) A+ Certification
18 9 (0.64%) CCSA
18 9 (0.64%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (7.03%) SLA
2 11 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (0.71%) QA
4 7 (0.50%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.14%) COBIT
5 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.071%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.071%) SAS 70
System Software
1 830 (58.95%) Active Directory
2 355 (25.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 321 (22.80%) Hyper-V
4 120 (8.52%) XenApp
5 75 (5.33%) vSphere
6 69 (4.90%) VMware ESX
7 50 (3.55%) XenDesktop
8 39 (2.77%) Terminal Services
9 36 (2.56%) BitLocker
10 34 (2.41%) VMware Workstation
11 33 (2.34%) Virtual Machines
12 31 (2.20%) XenServer
13 29 (2.06%) Microsoft App-V
13 29 (2.06%) Virtual Servers
14 26 (1.85%) Firmware
15 21 (1.49%) ISA Server
16 18 (1.28%) Forefront TMG
17 15 (1.07%) VMware ESXi
18 12 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 12 (0.85%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 300 (21.31%) SCCM
2 194 (13.78%) SCOM
3 46 (3.27%) Microsoft Intune
4 43 (3.05%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 43 (3.05%) WSUS
5 40 (2.84%) Microsoft Clustering
6 39 (2.77%) Failover Clustering
7 35 (2.49%) Cisco CUCM
8 29 (2.06%) FortiGate
8 29 (2.06%) SCVMM
9 28 (1.99%) Backup Exec
9 28 (1.99%) NetBackup
10 25 (1.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 21 (1.49%) AirWatch
12 20 (1.42%) Nagios
13 18 (1.28%) MOM
13 18 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
13 18 (1.28%) SCOrch
14 17 (1.21%) DatAdvantage
15 15 (1.07%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 1011 (71.80%) Microsoft
2 499 (35.44%) VMware
3 389 (27.63%) Cisco
4 291 (20.67%) Citrix
5 175 (12.43%) HP
6 105 (7.46%) Avaya
7 98 (6.96%) NetApp
8 82 (5.82%) Apple
8 82 (5.82%) EMC
9 74 (5.26%) CheckPoint
10 69 (4.90%) Polycom
11 57 (4.05%) Dell
12 55 (3.91%) Veeam
13 53 (3.76%) Symantec
14 52 (3.69%) Mitel
15 47 (3.34%) Intel Security
16 43 (3.05%) F5
17 40 (2.84%) SolarWinds
18 39 (2.77%) IBM
19 31 (2.20%) Palo Alto
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