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

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 379 361 316
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -45
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 676 916 1075
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.75% 0.85% 0.95%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.14% 4.52% 4.63%
Number of salaries quoted 573 796 923
Median salary £44,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.70% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £63,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £44,250 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+4.11% +1.19%

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
16316 20257 23209
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.11% 18.88% 20.51%
Number of salaries quoted 13643 16975 19421
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 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 -36 627 £43,000 +1.17% 62
London +25 302 £45,000 -5.26% 19
South East -13 127 £46,250 +2.77% 15
City of London +33 49 £47,500 - 4
West Midlands +2 39 £52,500 -4.54% 1
Berkshire +29 37 £58,000 +20.83% 3
North West -36 36 £32,500 -13.33% 4
East of England -17 35 £44,500 +11.25% 4
Oxfordshire +57 32 £45,000 +20.00% 3
East Midlands +12 29 £45,000 +20.00% 3
Birmingham -4 23 £52,500 -16.00% 1
Yorkshire -31 20 £35,000 -12.50% 6
North East - 19 £38,500 - 3
West Sussex +9 16 £41,250 -5.71% 1
Reading +6 16 £37,500 -16.66% 2
Worthing -4 16 £41,250 -17.50% 1
Manchester -28 16 £32,500 -18.75% 2
South West -55 15 £42,500 +13.33% 7
Merseyside -2 14 £42,500 +14.86% 1
Scotland +25 13 £49,000 +35.17% 1
Hertfordshire -6 13 £42,500 +28.78% 4
Kent +10 12 £50,000 +17.64%
Hampshire 0 12 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Liverpool -17 12 £42,500 +14.86% 1
Surrey -37 12 £30,000 -45.45% 4
Glasgow +28 11 £49,000 +9.89% 1
Southampton +11 11 £50,000 +11.11%
Nottinghamshire -8 11 £52,500 +118.75% 1
West Yorkshire -9 11 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Nottingham -12 11 £52,500 +130.76% 1

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 996 (73.29%) Microsoft
2 867 (63.80%) Windows
3 800 (58.87%) Active Directory
4 707 (52.02%) Skype
5 548 (40.32%) Office 365
6 489 (35.98%) VMware
7 475 (34.95%) Windows Server
8 470 (34.58%) MS Exchange
9 408 (30.02%) ITIL
10 391 (28.77%) Cisco
11 383 (28.18%) SharePoint
12 360 (26.49%) VMware Infrastructure
13 324 (23.84%) MS Excel
14 319 (23.47%) Hyper-V
15 293 (21.56%) Citrix
16 292 (21.49%) SCCM
17 289 (21.27%) Microsoft Certification
18 284 (20.90%) Firewall
19 279 (20.53%) Microsoft Azure
20 268 (19.72%) DNS
21 260 (19.13%) Windows Server 2012
22 250 (18.40%) MS Office
23 242 (17.81%) SQL Server
24 235 (17.29%) Windows 7
25 229 (16.85%) SQL
26 220 (16.19%) DHCP
26 220 (16.19%) Exchange Server 2013
27 210 (15.45%) Windows Server 2008
28 206 (15.16%) VoIP
29 201 (14.79%) MCSE

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
1 470 (34.58%) MS Exchange
2 383 (28.18%) SharePoint
3 220 (16.19%) Exchange Server 2013
4 190 (13.98%) Exchange Server 2010
5 75 (5.52%) Exchange Server 2007
6 60 (4.42%) IIS
7 49 (3.61%) SharePoint 2013
8 35 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2003
9 25 (1.84%) SharePoint 2010
10 22 (1.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 17 (1.25%) Apache
12 16 (1.18%) Office Communications Server
13 10 (0.74%) Tomcat
14 6 (0.44%) nginx
15 5 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
15 5 (0.37%) JBoss
15 5 (0.37%) WebSphere
16 4 (0.29%) GroupWise
16 4 (0.29%) IBM Notes
16 4 (0.29%) SAS
Applications
1 324 (23.84%) MS Excel
2 250 (18.40%) MS Office
3 37 (2.72%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (1.55%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.37%) Final Cut Pro
5 5 (0.37%) MS Project
6 4 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.22%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.074%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.074%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.074%) Snagit
8 1 (0.074%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 29 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.81%) Eikon
3 6 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.37%) Line 50
4 5 (0.37%) Sage X3
5 3 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.15%) assyst
6 2 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.074%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.074%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.074%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 548 (40.32%) Office 365
2 279 (20.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 71 (5.22%) Amazon AWS
4 65 (4.78%) Azure Active Directory
5 46 (3.38%) OneDrive
6 33 (2.43%) Mimecast
7 25 (1.84%) Yammer
8 22 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
9 17 (1.25%) SaaS
10 16 (1.18%) PaaS
11 12 (0.88%) IaaS
12 7 (0.52%) GitHub
13 6 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
14 3 (0.22%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 2 (0.15%) iTunes
16 1 (0.074%) Amazon EC2
16 1 (0.074%) Amazon Kinesis
16 1 (0.074%) AWS CloudFormation
16 1 (0.074%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 707 (52.02%) Skype
2 284 (20.90%) Firewall
3 268 (19.72%) DNS
4 220 (16.19%) DHCP
5 206 (15.16%) VoIP
6 200 (14.72%) LAN
7 195 (14.35%) WAN
8 190 (13.98%) VPN
9 140 (10.30%) TCP/IP
10 133 (9.79%) SAN
11 122 (8.98%) Unified Communications
12 88 (6.48%) Cisco ASA
13 86 (6.33%) Wireless
14 81 (5.96%) VLAN
15 74 (5.45%) MPLS
16 67 (4.93%) PBX
17 42 (3.09%) ISDN
18 41 (3.02%) Internet
19 39 (2.87%) LDAP
20 35 (2.58%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 242 (17.81%) SQL Server
2 52 (3.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (1.99%) SQL Server 2012
4 23 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
5 14 (1.03%) MySQL
6 13 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
7 11 (0.81%) Power BI
8 9 (0.66%) Big Data
9 7 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.074%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.074%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.074%) DB2
11 1 (0.074%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.074%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.074%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.074%) OLAP
11 1 (0.074%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.074%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.074%) Redis
Development Applications
1 27 (1.99%) JIRA
2 8 (0.59%) Visual Studio
3 6 (0.44%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.44%) Jenkins
3 6 (0.44%) Subversion
4 5 (0.37%) Buildbot
5 4 (0.29%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.074%) Ant
6 1 (0.074%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.074%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.074%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 167 (12.29%) Finance
2 89 (6.55%) Telecoms
3 52 (3.83%) Back Office
4 45 (3.31%) Law
5 40 (2.94%) Retail
6 29 (2.13%) Legal
7 25 (1.84%) Banking
8 14 (1.03%) Advertising
8 14 (1.03%) Marketing
8 14 (1.03%) Publishing
9 10 (0.74%) German Language
9 10 (0.74%) Spanish Language
10 9 (0.66%) Billing
11 8 (0.59%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.52%) French Language
13 6 (0.44%) Aerospace
13 6 (0.44%) Investment Banking
14 5 (0.37%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.37%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 196 (14.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 184 (13.54%) Support Engineer
3 176 (12.95%) Analyst
4 132 (9.71%) Consultant
5 130 (9.57%) IT Support
6 99 (7.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 90 (6.62%) IT Engineer
8 83 (6.11%) 3rd Line Support
9 72 (5.30%) Windows Engineer
10 71 (5.22%) 2nd Line Support
10 71 (5.22%) Architect
11 68 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 68 (5.00%) Support Analyst
12 61 (4.49%) Technical Support
13 59 (4.34%) IT Support Engineer
14 48 (3.53%) Desktop Support
14 48 (3.53%) Exchange Engineer
15 47 (3.46%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 46 (3.38%) Administrator
17 45 (3.31%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (2.80%) .NET
2 35 (2.58%) Web Services
2 35 (2.58%) XMPP
3 14 (1.03%) REST
4 12 (0.88%) XML
5 8 (0.59%) 802.1X
5 8 (0.59%) SOAP
6 7 (0.52%) Apache Cordova
6 7 (0.52%) CSS
7 6 (0.44%) ASP.NET
7 6 (0.44%) XSLT
8 5 (0.37%) COM
8 5 (0.37%) JSON
8 5 (0.37%) LAMP
8 5 (0.37%) LEMP Stack
8 5 (0.37%) Software Packaging
9 4 (0.29%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (0.29%) J2EE
9 4 (0.29%) SAML
10 3 (0.22%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 137 (10.08%) Data Centre
2 104 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
3 100 (7.36%) Video Conferencing
4 94 (6.92%) Blackberry
5 60 (4.42%) Clustering
6 54 (3.97%) Driving Licence
7 45 (3.31%) Management Information System
8 36 (2.65%) Computer Science
9 31 (2.28%) PKI
10 27 (1.99%) Replication
11 26 (1.91%) Client/Server
11 26 (1.91%) User Experience
12 24 (1.77%) e-Learning
12 24 (1.77%) IVR
13 23 (1.69%) Statistics
14 22 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
15 21 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
16 17 (1.25%) iPad
17 15 (1.10%) Virtual Team
18 13 (0.96%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 867 (63.80%) Windows
2 475 (34.95%) Windows Server
3 260 (19.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 235 (17.29%) Windows 7
5 210 (15.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 151 (11.11%) Windows 10
7 143 (10.52%) Linux
8 102 (7.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 90 (6.62%) Windows 8
10 61 (4.49%) Android
11 59 (4.34%) Mac OS X
12 52 (3.83%) Apple iOS
13 27 (1.99%) Solaris
14 24 (1.77%) Windows Phone
15 22 (1.62%) Unix
16 18 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 17 (1.25%) Mac OS
18 16 (1.18%) Windows XP
19 11 (0.81%) Windows 2000 Server
20 8 (0.59%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 408 (30.02%) ITIL
2 117 (8.61%) Service Delivery
3 97 (7.14%) Mentoring
3 97 (7.14%) Project Management
4 96 (7.06%) Migration
5 78 (5.74%) Agile Software Development
6 74 (5.45%) Incident Management
7 67 (4.93%) Disaster Recovery
8 58 (4.27%) High Availability
9 55 (4.05%) Service Management
10 54 (3.97%) Change Management
11 53 (3.90%) Presales
12 51 (3.75%) CRM
13 47 (3.46%) Continuous Improvement
14 46 (3.38%) Mobile Device Management
15 43 (3.16%) ITIL V3
16 40 (2.94%) Change Control
17 39 (2.87%) Coaching
18 38 (2.80%) Problem Management
19 37 (2.72%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 229 (16.85%) SQL
2 188 (13.83%) PowerShell
3 33 (2.43%) C#
4 22 (1.62%) JavaScript
5 21 (1.55%) C
6 14 (1.03%) VBScript
7 9 (0.66%) Python
8 8 (0.59%) Java
9 7 (0.52%) Bash Shell
9 7 (0.52%) Ruby
9 7 (0.52%) VB
10 5 (0.37%) Perl
10 5 (0.37%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.074%) C++
11 1 (0.074%) Go
11 1 (0.074%) LINC
11 1 (0.074%) PHP
11 1 (0.074%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 289 (21.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 201 (14.79%) MCSE
3 167 (12.29%) Cisco Certification
4 130 (9.57%) CCNA
5 113 (8.31%) Degree
6 104 (7.65%) Security Cleared
7 81 (5.96%) MCSA
8 73 (5.37%) SC Cleared
9 59 (4.34%) MCITP
10 54 (3.97%) CCNP
11 48 (3.53%) MCP
12 38 (2.80%) DV Cleared
13 31 (2.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 30 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
15 28 (2.06%) CCIE
16 19 (1.40%) VCP5
17 18 (1.32%) MCTS
18 11 (0.81%) A+ Certification
19 10 (0.74%) ISTQB
19 10 (0.74%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (7.28%) SLA
2 11 (0.81%) QA
3 7 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.44%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.29%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.074%) COBIT
7 1 (0.074%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 800 (58.87%) Active Directory
2 360 (26.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 319 (23.47%) Hyper-V
4 106 (7.80%) XenApp
5 60 (4.42%) VMware ESX
5 60 (4.42%) VMware Workstation
6 57 (4.19%) vSphere
7 39 (2.87%) XenDesktop
8 38 (2.80%) Terminal Services
9 34 (2.50%) BitLocker
9 34 (2.50%) Firmware
10 33 (2.43%) Forefront TMG
11 28 (2.06%) ISA Server
11 28 (2.06%) Virtual Machines
12 24 (1.77%) VMware ESXi
13 23 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
14 22 (1.62%) XenServer
15 21 (1.55%) Microsoft App-V
16 12 (0.88%) Xen
17 8 (0.59%) Squid
Systems Management
1 292 (21.49%) SCCM
2 176 (12.95%) SCOM
3 57 (4.19%) WSUS
4 48 (3.53%) Microsoft Intune
5 46 (3.38%) Backup Exec
6 44 (3.24%) Cisco CUCM
7 41 (3.02%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 30 (2.21%) Failover Clustering
9 29 (2.13%) Microsoft Clustering
10 28 (2.06%) NetBackup
11 26 (1.91%) SCVMM
12 25 (1.84%) MOM
12 25 (1.84%) Norton AntiVirus
13 21 (1.55%) FortiGate
13 21 (1.55%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 20 (1.47%) Nagios
15 19 (1.40%) Cisco UCCE
16 18 (1.32%) AirWatch
17 15 (1.10%) McAfee ePO
18 12 (0.88%) SCSM
Vendors
1 996 (73.29%) Microsoft
2 489 (35.98%) VMware
3 391 (28.77%) Cisco
4 293 (21.56%) Citrix
5 156 (11.48%) HP
6 101 (7.43%) Avaya
7 84 (6.18%) Polycom
8 82 (6.03%) NetApp
9 81 (5.96%) Apple
10 74 (5.45%) CheckPoint
11 69 (5.08%) EMC
12 60 (4.42%) Dell
13 55 (4.05%) Symantec
14 50 (3.68%) 3PAR
15 49 (3.61%) F5
16 48 (3.53%) Intel Security
17 44 (3.24%) SolarWinds
18 40 (2.94%) Veeam
19 39 (2.87%) Juniper
20 38 (2.80%) Mitel
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Salary: £42000 - £48000 per annum + Generous Benefits Package
Posted: 7 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £58500 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Networkers
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £60000 - £63000 per annum + + Excellant Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £28000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
VIT
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum depending on experience + on-call allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
Hh Global
Salary: £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £58500 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Talent International
Salary: £80000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £30k - 65k per year + amazing benefits!
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Estio Technology Recruitment
Salary: From £70,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Omni RMS
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Highly Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
UK
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £38-65,000 + £Car+MS Training/Pension/Medical
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Bright Executive Recruitment
Salary: £14000 - £15000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Reed Technology
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + flexiworking, etc...
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 45k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: £55k-£65k plus Bonus, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer People
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
onezeero.
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Great Bonus and Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
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