Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 147 137 164
Rank change year-on-year -10 +27 -9
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 23 12 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.76% 0.53% 0.52%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.14% 3.12% 2.60%
Number of salaries quoted 20 9 13
Cheshire median annual salary £23,500 £22,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.44% -40.00% +27.12%
10th Percentile £17,750 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £33,750 £45,000
North West median annual salary £33,875 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.23% -13.33% -

Skype for Business is in the Application Platforms category. The following 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.

All Application Platform Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 556 385 655
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 18.39% 17.01% 19.99%
Number of salaries quoted 440 342 538
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £21,225 £22,000 £21,675
90th Percentile £68,750 £52,500 £55,150
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Skype for Business as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

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
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in Cheshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Skype for Business in Cheshire

Skype for Business
Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +12 14 £19,000 -69.11%
Wilmslow - 5 £34,000 -
Knutsford - 2 - -
Skype for Business
North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (86.96%) Active Directory
2 20 (86.96%) Citrix
3 18 (78.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (69.57%) Office 365
4 16 (69.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (69.57%) Skype
5 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
6 8 (34.78%) Windows 7
7 7 (30.43%) Hyper-V
7 7 (30.43%) PowerShell
7 7 (30.43%) VMware
7 7 (30.43%) LAN
7 7 (30.43%) WAN
7 7 (30.43%) TCP/IP
7 7 (30.43%) VPN
7 7 (30.43%) Windows Server
8 6 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (26.09%) MS Exchange
9 5 (21.74%) SLA
9 5 (21.74%) Windows 10
10 4 (17.39%) MCSA
10 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
11 3 (13.04%) Incident Management
11 3 (13.04%) IBM
11 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
11 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
11 3 (13.04%) ITIL

Skype for Business
Co-occurring 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 6 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2013
1 6 (26.09%) MS Exchange
2 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.70%) JBoss
3 2 (8.70%) MindAlign
3 2 (8.70%) Office Communications Server
3 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 16 (69.57%) Office 365
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.35%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 16 (69.57%) Skype
2 7 (30.43%) LAN
2 7 (30.43%) TCP/IP
2 7 (30.43%) VPN
2 7 (30.43%) WAN
3 3 (13.04%) DHCP
3 3 (13.04%) DNS
4 2 (8.70%) Firewall
5 1 (4.35%) DKIM
5 1 (4.35%) DMARC
5 1 (4.35%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
1 1 (4.35%) Legal
1 1 (4.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Analyst
1 13 (56.52%) Service Analyst
1 13 (56.52%) Service Desk Analyst
2 9 (39.13%) Active Directory Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) Citrix Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Support Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (13.04%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Consultant
6 2 (8.70%) Linux Support
6 2 (8.70%) Linux Technician
6 2 (8.70%) Messaging Support
6 2 (8.70%) Messaging Technician
6 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Consultant
6 2 (8.70%) Support Technician
6 2 (8.70%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (4.35%) Architect
7 1 (4.35%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) JMS
1 2 (8.70%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Driving Licence
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (78.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (69.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (34.78%) Windows 7
5 7 (30.43%) Windows Server
6 5 (21.74%) Windows 10
7 2 (8.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.04%) Incident Management
1 3 (13.04%) ITIL
2 2 (8.70%) Change Management
2 2 (8.70%) Chat Support
2 2 (8.70%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (8.70%) Presales
2 2 (8.70%) Process Improvement
2 2 (8.70%) Risk Management
2 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (4.35%) E-Discovery
3 1 (4.35%) Email Filtering
3 1 (4.35%) Identity Management
3 1 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (4.35%) Migration
3 1 (4.35%) Online Security
3 1 (4.35%) Performance Management
3 1 (4.35%) Release Management
3 1 (4.35%) Task Automation
3 1 (4.35%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.70%) Java
2 2 (8.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) MCSA
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) SLA
2 1 (4.35%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (4.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (4.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 20 (86.96%) Active Directory
2 7 (30.43%) Hyper-V
3 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.70%) vSphere
3 2 (8.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 20 (86.96%) Citrix
2 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
3 7 (30.43%) VMware
4 3 (13.04%) IBM
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco
5 2 (8.70%) HP
6 1 (4.35%) CA
6 1 (4.35%) Symantec