The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for Skype for Business skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 89 92
Rank change year-on-year +24 +3  
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 2 1 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.33% 0.11% 0.71%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.22% 0.85% 3.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 7
Median salary £27,000 - £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  

Skype for Business is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

Application Platform Skills
Bedfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 90 117 229
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 14.93% 12.96% 20.45%
Number of salaries quoted 50 107 212
Median salary £36,500 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -30.47% +16.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £36,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing Skype for Business as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in Bedfordshire

Skype for Business
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Salary trend for Skype for Business in Bedfordshire

Skype for Business
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

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 Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. 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 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
Bedford - 2 £27,000 -
Skype for Business
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, 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 across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 4 (44.44%) Skype
3 4 (44.44%) ITIL
3 4 (44.44%) Windows
3 4 (44.44%) DHCP
3 4 (44.44%) DNS
4 3 (33.33%) SMTP
4 3 (33.33%) Office 365
5 2 (22.22%) Coaching
5 2 (22.22%) Logistics
5 2 (22.22%) Local Government
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (22.22%) Time Management
5 2 (22.22%) Lotus
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (22.22%) IBM Domino
6 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
6 1 (11.11%) Citrix
6 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 2 (22.22%) IBM Domino
2 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) DHCP
1 4 (44.44%) DNS
1 4 (44.44%) Skype
2 3 (33.33%) SMTP
General
1 2 (22.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) Active Directory Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Collaboration Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) IT Trainer
2 2 (22.22%) Lync Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Messaging Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Trainer
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Incident Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Service Manager
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Coaching
2 2 (22.22%) Logistics
2 2 (22.22%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Lotus
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix