The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 54 56 51
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 5 13 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 0.92% 2.43% 4.17%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.00% 7.26% 17.27%
Number of salaries quoted 5 13 21
Average salary £44,500 £55,000 £50,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.09% +8.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £36,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £67,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-6.43% +0.58%
Skype for Business
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in permanent jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Application Platforms Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
100 179 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 18.48% 33.52% 24.13%
Number of salaries quoted 63 133 115
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

Skype for Business Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Skype for Business
Salary Trend in Watford

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

Skype for Business Salary Trend in Watford

Skype for Business
Salary Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the Watford region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Skype for Business Salary Histogram in Watford

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the Watford 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 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (50.00%) Skype
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) Mitel
3 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (33.33%) CCNP
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) VPN
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (16.67%) Unified Communications
4 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (16.67%) Project Governance
4 1 (16.67%) Change Control
4 1 (16.67%) Office 365
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
4 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (16.67%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Line Management

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the Watford 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 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (16.67%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
1 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Skype
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (16.67%) DHCP
3 1 (16.67%) DNS
3 1 (16.67%) Intranet
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) MPLS
3 1 (16.67%) Unified Communications
3 1 (16.67%) VoIP
3 1 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
1 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (33.33%) Desktop Support
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (16.67%) IT Manager
2 1 (16.67%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Service Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) SAP Business Workflow
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Change Control
1 1 (16.67%) CRM
1 1 (16.67%) ERP
1 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
1 1 (16.67%) Line Management
1 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
1 1 (16.67%) Migration
1 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
1 1 (16.67%) Practice Management
1 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
1 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
1 1 (16.67%) Project Governance
1 1 (16.67%) Project Management
1 1 (16.67%) QMS
1 1 (16.67%) Quality Management
1 1 (16.67%) Supplier Management
1 1 (16.67%) Technical Analysis
1 1 (16.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CCNP
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) MCSE
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (16.67%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (33.33%) Mitel
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) Avaya
4 1 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) iManage
4 1 (16.67%) Palo Alto
4 1 (16.67%) SAP