The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 92 100 117
Rank change year-on-year +8 +17  
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 1 2 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.094% 0.15% 0.40%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.61% 0.83% 2.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 7
Median salary £32,500 £19,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +71.05% -56.81%  
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £42,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year +3.52% -1.16%  

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 Cheshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

Application Platform Skills
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 165 241 255
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 15.45% 18.54% 14.64%
Number of salaries quoted 134 198 185
Median salary £40,000 £34,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.64% -6.84%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,500 £45,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

Skype for Business
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Skype for Business in Cheshire

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (80.00%) SharePoint
2 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Office 365
3 5 (50.00%) Skype
3 5 (50.00%) Power BI
3 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (50.00%) MS Office
4 4 (40.00%) Asset Management
4 4 (40.00%) Siemens
4 4 (40.00%) Sage
4 4 (40.00%) SLA
4 4 (40.00%) VoIP
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (40.00%) OneDrive
4 4 (40.00%) Sage X3
4 4 (40.00%) PaperCut
4 4 (40.00%) Apple iOS
4 4 (40.00%) Windows 8
4 4 (40.00%) Android
4 4 (40.00%) Line 50
5 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (30.00%) Finance
6 2 (20.00%) VMware
7 1 (10.00%) 3PAR
7 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
7 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 8 (80.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 5 (50.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Line 50
1 4 (40.00%) Sage X3
2 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (80.00%) Office 365
2 4 (40.00%) OneDrive
3 1 (10.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) Skype
2 4 (40.00%) VoIP
3 1 (10.00%) DHCP
3 1 (10.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) Power BI
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (40.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 4 (40.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Technician
2 4 (40.00%) 3rd Line Support Technician
2 4 (40.00%) IT Support
2 4 (40.00%) IT Support Technician
2 4 (40.00%) IT Technician
2 4 (40.00%) Support Technician
3 3 (30.00%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (20.00%) First Line Help Desk Support
5 1 (10.00%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
5 1 (10.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Office 365 Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Technical Leader
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Android
2 4 (40.00%) Apple iOS
2 4 (40.00%) Windows 8
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (10.00%) CRM
2 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (10.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) PaperCut
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Sage
2 4 (40.00%) Siemens
3 2 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) 3PAR
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix
4 1 (10.00%) EMC
4 1 (10.00%) IBM
4 1 (10.00%) NetApp