The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 100 98 70
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -28
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 6 13 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.45% 0.95% 2.16%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.52% 4.68% 10.95%
Number of salaries quoted 5 7 16
Average salary £36,500 £37,500 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.66% -34.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,247 £32,500 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,600 £68,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -10.52%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in permanent jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Application Platforms Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
238 278 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 17.99% 20.29% 19.74%
Number of salaries quoted 225 243 159
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,900 £28,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £52,500 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Skype for Business Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Skype for Business
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the Wales region.

Skype for Business Salary Trend in Wales

Skype for Business
Salary Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the Wales region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Skype for Business Salary Histogram in Wales

Skype for Business
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Skype for Business within the Wales region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +3 6 £36,500 -27.00% 1
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Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the Wales region citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Skype for Business.

1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (62.50%) Windows
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server
4 4 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
4 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 4 (50.00%) DHCP
4 4 (50.00%) DNS
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (50.00%) VMware
4 4 (50.00%) Finance
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (37.50%) Replication
5 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
5 3 (37.50%) WebSphere
5 3 (37.50%) VCP5
5 3 (37.50%) Retail
5 3 (37.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (37.50%) OS/400
5 3 (37.50%) AS400
5 3 (37.50%) Shell Script
5 3 (37.50%) IBM
5 3 (37.50%) WSH
5 3 (37.50%) Python
5 3 (37.50%) Linux
5 3 (37.50%) Splunk

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the Wales region citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Skype for Business. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (37.50%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (37.50%) WebSphere
3 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (12.50%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) DHCP
1 4 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) Skype
2 1 (12.50%) VoIP
2 1 (12.50%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Technical Support
2 3 (37.50%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (37.50%) 3rd Line Technical Support
2 3 (37.50%) Consultant
2 3 (37.50%) Support Consultant
2 3 (37.50%) Technical Consultant
2 3 (37.50%) Technical Support Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Lync Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Rollout Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) AS400
1 3 (37.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
1 5 (62.50%) Windows Server
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) Linux
3 3 (37.50%) OS/400
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL
1 1 (12.50%) Migration
1 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
1 3 (37.50%) Python
1 3 (37.50%) Shell Script
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (37.50%) VCP5
2 3 (37.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (25.00%) MCITP
3 2 (25.00%) MCSA
3 2 (25.00%) MCSE
4 1 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (12.50%) MCP
4 1 (12.50%) MCTS
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) DFS Replication
3 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (37.50%) IBM
3 3 (37.50%) Splunk
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix
4 1 (12.50%) Dell