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

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 375 310 331
Rank change year-on-year
-65 +21
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 783 1095 1081
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.80% 1.01% 0.89%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.87% 4.80% 4.15%
Number of salaries quoted 639 870 926
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,198 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -1.17%

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
20221 22789 26040
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 20.59% 21.08% 21.47%
Number of salaries quoted 17323 18950 21769
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
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 30 May 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 30 May 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 -63 709 £42,500 -5.55% 88
London -55 264 £45,000 -10.00% 27
South East -51 177 £38,000 -10.58% 11
Berkshire +14 66 £45,000 -2.17% 1
Yorkshire -34 56 £40,750 +8.66% 9
East of England +8 54 £41,500 -2.35% 9
Surrey +23 53 £35,000 -12.50% 1
West Midlands +1 53 £51,750 -5.90% 2
Birmingham +10 41 £61,250 -2.00% 1
East Midlands +3 37 £40,000 +40.70% 6
City of London -18 35 £52,500 +3.19% 4
West Yorkshire -26 34 £39,000 +4.00% 5
Leeds -32 31 £39,000 -2.50% 5
South West -20 30 £40,000 - 10
North West +7 25 £37,500 -18.47% 4
Cambridgeshire -4 25 £41,500 -7.77% 5
Hampshire -33 25 £38,000 -1.93% 3
Hertfordshire +9 20 £46,250 +18.58% 2
Derbyshire +8 18 £42,500 -1.73% 4
Huntingdon +1 17 £44,000 +33.33% 1
Bristol -3 17 £40,000 - 8
Reading -5 17 £47,500 +23.37% 1
Bracknell -12 17 £34,000 -38.18%
North East +13 16 £35,000 +29.62% 9
Chesterfield +12 16 £42,500 +8.97% 3
Oxfordshire -20 16 £45,000 -29.68% 2
North Yorkshire +9 15 £45,000 +41.73%
Harrogate +30 14 £45,000 +150.00%
Tyne and Wear +18 14 £35,000 +29.62% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne +9 14 £35,000 +29.62% 2

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 1253 (70.95%) Microsoft
2 1104 (62.51%) Windows
3 1003 (56.80%) Active Directory
4 674 (38.17%) MS Exchange
5 671 (38.00%) Windows Server
6 623 (35.28%) VMware
7 575 (32.56%) Office 365
8 562 (31.82%) Cisco
9 511 (28.94%) Skype
10 475 (26.90%) ITIL
11 453 (25.65%) Windows Server 2008
12 449 (25.42%) SharePoint
13 436 (24.69%) MS Excel
14 425 (24.07%) Windows Server 2012
15 422 (23.90%) VMware Infrastructure
16 399 (22.59%) Exchange Server 2010
17 393 (22.25%) Microsoft Certification
18 364 (20.61%) Citrix
19 349 (19.76%) Firewall
20 337 (19.08%) SQL Server
20 337 (19.08%) Hyper-V
21 321 (18.18%) MCSE
22 308 (17.44%) SCCM
23 303 (17.16%) DNS
24 301 (17.04%) Unified Communications
25 299 (16.93%) SQL
26 295 (16.70%) Exchange Server 2013
27 291 (16.48%) Windows 7
28 258 (14.61%) MS Office
28 258 (14.61%) LAN

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
1 674 (38.17%) MS Exchange
2 449 (25.42%) SharePoint
3 399 (22.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 295 (16.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 133 (7.53%) Exchange Server 2007
6 78 (4.42%) IIS
7 76 (4.30%) Office Communications Server
8 62 (3.51%) SharePoint 2013
9 57 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
10 54 (3.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 51 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2003
12 13 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2000
13 12 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
14 10 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
15 8 (0.45%) IBM Notes
15 8 (0.45%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
16 3 (0.17%) Apache
16 3 (0.17%) CMS
16 3 (0.17%) Tomcat
17 2 (0.11%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 436 (24.69%) MS Excel
2 258 (14.61%) MS Office
3 22 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (1.08%) MS Project
5 13 (0.74%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.057%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 52 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (1.42%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.28%) thinkFolio
4 4 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.11%) Infor M3
6 2 (0.11%) Maximo
7 1 (0.057%) assyst
7 1 (0.057%) Eikon
7 1 (0.057%) FastStats
7 1 (0.057%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 575 (32.56%) Office 365
2 227 (12.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 94 (5.32%) Amazon AWS
4 62 (3.51%) IaaS
5 58 (3.28%) Yammer
6 40 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
7 37 (2.10%) Azure Active Directory
8 35 (1.98%) Mimecast
9 26 (1.47%) OneDrive
10 22 (1.25%) SaaS
11 21 (1.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 19 (1.08%) GitHub
12 19 (1.08%) PaaS
13 6 (0.34%) IBM PureFlex
14 3 (0.17%) Google Apps
14 3 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
15 1 (0.057%) Amazon EC2
15 1 (0.057%) Amazon S3
15 1 (0.057%) Heroku
15 1 (0.057%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 511 (28.94%) Skype
2 349 (19.76%) Firewall
3 303 (17.16%) DNS
4 301 (17.04%) Unified Communications
5 258 (14.61%) LAN
6 254 (14.38%) WAN
7 245 (13.87%) DHCP
8 202 (11.44%) VPN
9 188 (10.65%) SAN
10 175 (9.91%) VoIP
11 173 (9.80%) TCP/IP
12 132 (7.47%) MPLS
13 120 (6.80%) Wireless
14 104 (5.89%) VLAN
15 88 (4.98%) Cisco ASA
16 68 (3.85%) NAS
17 67 (3.79%) PBX
18 63 (3.57%) OSPF
19 60 (3.40%) IPsec
20 55 (3.11%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 337 (19.08%) SQL Server
2 106 (6.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 82 (4.64%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
4 15 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 15 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
6 9 (0.51%) Oracle Database
6 9 (0.51%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.28%) MS Access
8 4 (0.23%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.17%) MySQL
9 3 (0.17%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.11%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.11%) Sybase ASE
11 1 (0.057%) Big Data
11 1 (0.057%) DB2
11 1 (0.057%) Power BI
11 1 (0.057%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 26 (1.47%) Visual Studio
2 22 (1.25%) JIRA
3 8 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (0.34%) Subversion
5 3 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.11%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.11%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.11%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.11%) WinDbg
7 1 (0.057%) MSI
General
1 203 (11.49%) Finance
2 112 (6.34%) Telecoms
3 74 (4.19%) Retail
4 47 (2.66%) Legal
5 46 (2.60%) Law
6 39 (2.21%) Back Office
7 35 (1.98%) Manufacturing
8 20 (1.13%) Banking
8 20 (1.13%) Marketing
9 18 (1.02%) Billing
10 13 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
11 12 (0.68%) German Language
12 11 (0.62%) Spanish Language
13 10 (0.57%) Games
14 8 (0.45%) Advertising
14 8 (0.45%) French Language
15 6 (0.34%) Brand Awareness
16 5 (0.28%) Electronics
16 5 (0.28%) Financial Institution
17 3 (0.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 249 (14.10%) Support Engineer
2 237 (13.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 202 (11.44%) Analyst
4 195 (11.04%) Consultant
5 125 (7.08%) Architect
6 115 (6.51%) IT Support
7 113 (6.40%) IT Engineer
8 110 (6.23%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 109 (6.17%) Lync Engineer
10 107 (6.06%) Support Analyst
11 90 (5.10%) Windows Engineer
12 88 (4.98%) Administrator
13 82 (4.64%) Network Engineer
13 82 (4.64%) Unified Communications Engineer
14 78 (4.42%) 3rd Line Support
15 76 (4.30%) 2nd Line Support
16 70 (3.96%) IT Support Engineer
17 69 (3.91%) Desktop Support
18 67 (3.79%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
19 65 (3.68%) Microsoft Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (3.74%) XMPP
2 62 (3.51%) .NET
3 34 (1.93%) Web Services
4 22 (1.25%) REST
5 20 (1.13%) COM
6 19 (1.08%) Apache Cordova
6 19 (1.08%) Middleware
6 19 (1.08%) SOAP
7 9 (0.51%) VXML
8 8 (0.45%) HTML
9 6 (0.34%) 802.1X
9 6 (0.34%) ASP.NET
9 6 (0.34%) LINQ to SQL
10 4 (0.23%) SAP Basis
10 4 (0.23%) X-Windows
11 3 (0.17%) CSS
11 3 (0.17%) jQuery
11 3 (0.17%) MSMQ
11 3 (0.17%) RESTful
11 3 (0.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 189 (10.70%) Data Centre
2 161 (9.12%) Blackberry
3 121 (6.85%) Video Conferencing
4 107 (6.06%) Clustering
5 106 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
6 42 (2.38%) Computer Science
7 41 (2.32%) iPhone
8 40 (2.27%) e-Learning
9 35 (1.98%) Driving Licence
9 35 (1.98%) iPad
10 32 (1.81%) Fat Client
10 32 (1.81%) Thin Client
11 30 (1.70%) Replication
12 29 (1.64%) Smartphone
13 25 (1.42%) Management Information System
14 22 (1.25%) PKI
15 20 (1.13%) Mobile App
16 18 (1.02%) IVR
17 17 (0.96%) Statistics
18 15 (0.85%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 1104 (62.51%) Windows
2 671 (38.00%) Windows Server
3 453 (25.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 425 (24.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 291 (16.48%) Windows 7
6 162 (9.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 146 (8.27%) Linux
8 123 (6.96%) Windows 8
9 93 (5.27%) Android
10 88 (4.98%) Windows 10
11 68 (3.85%) Apple iOS
12 60 (3.40%) Windows XP
13 56 (3.17%) Mac OS
14 48 (2.72%) Mac OS X
15 47 (2.66%) Unix
16 30 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 26 (1.47%) Windows Phone
18 21 (1.19%) Solaris
19 19 (1.08%) Windows 2000 Server
20 16 (0.91%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 475 (26.90%) ITIL
2 180 (10.19%) Presales
3 161 (9.12%) Migration
4 117 (6.63%) Change Management
5 111 (6.29%) Service Management
6 110 (6.23%) Project Management
7 93 (5.27%) Service Delivery
8 78 (4.42%) Disaster Recovery
9 74 (4.19%) Mentoring
10 72 (4.08%) PRINCE2
11 71 (4.02%) Agile Software Development
12 70 (3.96%) Problem Management
13 69 (3.91%) CRM
14 65 (3.68%) High Availability
15 61 (3.45%) Incident Management
15 61 (3.45%) Mobile Device Management
16 60 (3.40%) ITIL V3
17 54 (3.06%) Change Control
17 54 (3.06%) Enterprise Architecture
18 51 (2.89%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 299 (16.93%) SQL
2 219 (12.40%) PowerShell
3 38 (2.15%) C#
4 32 (1.81%) JavaScript
5 23 (1.30%) VB
6 20 (1.13%) C
7 11 (0.62%) Python
8 9 (0.51%) Ruby
9 8 (0.45%) VBScript
10 7 (0.40%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.23%) Java
12 3 (0.17%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.17%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.11%) Perl
14 1 (0.057%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.057%) VBA
Qualifications
1 393 (22.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 321 (18.18%) MCSE
3 243 (13.76%) Cisco Certification
4 162 (9.17%) CCNA
5 152 (8.61%) MCITP
6 143 (8.10%) Degree
7 139 (7.87%) Security Cleared
8 134 (7.59%) MCSA
9 108 (6.12%) SC Cleared
10 105 (5.95%) CCNP
11 57 (3.23%) MCP
12 53 (3.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 40 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
14 38 (2.15%) MCTS
15 22 (1.25%) CCNP Voice
16 21 (1.19%) A+ Certification
16 21 (1.19%) Network+ Certification
17 20 (1.13%) CCIE
18 18 (1.02%) CCDA
18 18 (1.02%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (7.02%) SLA
2 13 (0.74%) QA
3 11 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.28%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.057%) BS7799
5 1 (0.057%) COBIT
5 1 (0.057%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.057%) SAS 70
System Software
1 1003 (56.80%) Active Directory
2 422 (23.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 337 (19.08%) Hyper-V
4 187 (10.59%) XenApp
5 128 (7.25%) vSphere
6 70 (3.96%) XenDesktop
7 50 (2.83%) VMware ESX
8 44 (2.49%) Microsoft App-V
8 44 (2.49%) Terminal Services
9 43 (2.43%) XenServer
10 36 (2.04%) Firmware
11 34 (1.93%) VMware Workstation
12 32 (1.81%) VMware ESXi
13 27 (1.53%) Forefront TMG
14 19 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 18 (1.02%) Postfix
16 17 (0.96%) BitLocker
17 15 (0.85%) ISA Server
18 14 (0.79%) vCloud
18 14 (0.79%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 308 (17.44%) SCCM
2 203 (11.49%) SCOM
3 64 (3.62%) Cisco CUCM
4 52 (2.94%) Backup Exec
5 50 (2.83%) WSUS
6 45 (2.55%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 41 (2.32%) SCVMM
8 37 (2.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 37 (2.10%) McAfee ePO
9 35 (1.98%) NetBackup
10 33 (1.87%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 27 (1.53%) Norton AntiVirus
12 23 (1.30%) SCOrch
13 22 (1.25%) MOM
13 22 (1.25%) Windows Intune
14 20 (1.13%) XenMobile
15 19 (1.08%) AirWatch
16 18 (1.02%) DatAdvantage
17 17 (0.96%) Cisco UCCX
18 15 (0.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1253 (70.95%) Microsoft
2 623 (35.28%) VMware
3 562 (31.82%) Cisco
4 364 (20.61%) Citrix
5 232 (13.14%) HP
6 125 (7.08%) Avaya
7 124 (7.02%) NetApp
8 110 (6.23%) Polycom
9 106 (6.00%) Symantec
10 104 (5.89%) Dell
11 90 (5.10%) Veeam
12 87 (4.93%) EMC
13 72 (4.08%) Apple
14 68 (3.85%) Intel Security
15 64 (3.62%) F5
16 59 (3.34%) CheckPoint
16 59 (3.34%) Juniper
17 55 (3.11%) Oracle
18 52 (2.94%) SolarWinds
19 50 (2.83%) IBM
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Salary: From £35,000 to £43,000 per annum
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Washington, Tyne and Wear
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Salary: Excellent plus outstanding benefits
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London
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Washington, Tyne and Wear
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £37000 - £42000 per annum + excellent Benefits
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Salary: £20000.00 - £24000.00 per annum
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Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Plus full package
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Salary: From £25,000 to £27,000 per annum Plus up to 3k travel allowance
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Brighton, East Sussex
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