The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
London / City of London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 166 224 208
Rank change year-on-year +58 -16  
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 65 37 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.26% 0.59% 0.95%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.26% 2.88% 5.02%
Number of salaries quoted 53 33 81
Median salary £59,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.00% -4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,300 £41,300 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £79,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

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 the City of London with a requirement for application platform skills.

Application Platform Skills
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 895 1286 1953
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 17.39% 20.44% 18.87%
Number of salaries quoted 781 1168 1677
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

Skype for Business
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Salary trend for Skype for Business in the City of London

Skype for Business
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in the City of London over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Skype for Business in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 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 City of London region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 102 (82.26%) Microsoft
2 90 (72.58%) Windows
3 77 (62.10%) Skype
4 73 (58.87%) Active Directory
5 72 (58.06%) Windows Server
6 71 (57.26%) MS Exchange
7 56 (45.16%) Citrix
8 49 (39.52%) DNS
9 46 (37.10%) DHCP
10 44 (35.48%) IIS
10 44 (35.48%) XenApp
11 43 (34.68%) Firewall
12 41 (33.06%) Hyper-V
13 40 (32.26%) Windows 7
14 39 (31.45%) Microsoft Office
14 39 (31.45%) TCP/IP
15 36 (29.03%) WAN
16 34 (27.42%) Finance
16 34 (27.42%) VMware
16 34 (27.42%) Windows 8
17 33 (26.61%) Windows 10
18 32 (25.81%) LAN
19 30 (24.19%) SharePoint
20 29 (23.39%) Apple
20 29 (23.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
20 29 (23.39%) Exchange Server 2003
20 29 (23.39%) Public Cloud
21 28 (22.58%) Office 365
21 28 (22.58%) SNMP
22 27 (21.77%) Blackberry

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 71 (57.26%) MS Exchange
2 44 (35.48%) IIS
3 30 (24.19%) SharePoint
4 29 (23.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 29 (23.39%) Exchange Server 2003
5 20 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2010
6 17 (13.71%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (12.90%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.61%) Apache
9 2 (1.61%) IBM Domino
9 2 (1.61%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.81%) Confluence
10 1 (0.81%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 39 (31.45%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 28 (22.58%) Office 365
2 15 (12.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.84%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (3.23%) Mimecast
5 3 (2.42%) OneDrive
5 3 (2.42%) Yammer
6 2 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.81%) Dropbox
7 1 (0.81%) GitHub
7 1 (0.81%) Slack
7 1 (0.81%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 77 (62.10%) Skype
2 49 (39.52%) DNS
3 46 (37.10%) DHCP
4 43 (34.68%) Firewall
5 39 (31.45%) TCP/IP
6 36 (29.03%) WAN
7 32 (25.81%) LAN
8 28 (22.58%) SNMP
9 22 (17.74%) VoIP
10 21 (16.94%) SMTP
11 19 (15.32%) Telnet
12 13 (10.48%) Unified Communications
13 8 (6.45%) SAN
14 7 (5.65%) MPLS
15 6 (4.84%) NetScaler
15 6 (4.84%) VPN
16 5 (4.03%) Cisco ASA
16 5 (4.03%) ISDN
17 4 (3.23%) ADSL
17 4 (3.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (16.94%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.61%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.81%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (0.81%) CircleCI
1 1 (0.81%) Cucumber
1 1 (0.81%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.81%) JIRA
General
1 34 (27.42%) Finance
2 6 (4.84%) Banking
3 4 (3.23%) Law
4 3 (2.42%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.61%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.61%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.61%) Legal
5 2 (1.61%) Retail
6 1 (0.81%) Back Office
6 1 (0.81%) Games
6 1 (0.81%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (25.81%) Support Engineer
2 24 (19.35%) IT Engineer
3 15 (12.10%) Field Engineer
4 14 (11.29%) Citrix Engineer
5 13 (10.48%) Analyst
5 13 (10.48%) Citrix Support
5 13 (10.48%) Citrix Support Engineer
5 13 (10.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (9.68%) IT Support
6 12 (9.68%) IT Support Engineer
7 9 (7.26%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 9 (7.26%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
7 9 (7.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 9 (7.26%) 2nd Line Support
7 9 (7.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 9 (7.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 8 (6.45%) Infrastructure Support
8 8 (6.45%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 8 (6.45%) Unified Communications Engineer
9 6 (4.84%) Hyper-V Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.42%) XMPP
2 2 (1.61%) Web Services
3 1 (0.81%) .NET
3 1 (0.81%) COM
3 1 (0.81%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (23.39%) Public Cloud
2 27 (21.77%) Blackberry
3 22 (17.74%) Driving Licence
4 9 (7.26%) Clustering
5 8 (6.45%) PKI
6 5 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (4.03%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (3.23%) Data Centre
7 4 (3.23%) EMC VNX
7 4 (3.23%) Replication
8 2 (1.61%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.61%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.81%) BYOD
9 1 (0.81%) Digital Signage
9 1 (0.81%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.81%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.81%) iPhone
9 1 (0.81%) NHS
9 1 (0.81%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.81%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 90 (72.58%) Windows
2 72 (58.06%) Windows Server
3 40 (32.26%) Windows 7
4 34 (27.42%) Windows 8
5 33 (26.61%) Windows 10
6 27 (21.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (17.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (5.65%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (3.23%) Linux
9 4 (3.23%) Unix
9 4 (3.23%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.61%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (20.97%) ITIL
2 12 (9.68%) Presales
3 10 (8.06%) Release Management
4 9 (7.26%) Migration
5 7 (5.65%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 6 (4.84%) Customer Requirements
7 5 (4.03%) People Management
8 4 (3.23%) CRM
8 4 (3.23%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (3.23%) PRINCE2
8 4 (3.23%) Virtual Environments
9 3 (2.42%) Change Control
9 3 (2.42%) Project Management
9 3 (2.42%) Service Delivery
10 2 (1.61%) ITIL V3
10 2 (1.61%) Mentoring
10 2 (1.61%) Performance Monitoring
10 2 (1.61%) Performance Testing
10 2 (1.61%) Process Improvement
10 2 (1.61%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (15.32%) PowerShell
2 7 (5.65%) SQL
3 4 (3.23%) VB
4 2 (1.61%) VBScript
5 1 (0.81%) C
5 1 (0.81%) Java
5 1 (0.81%) Perl
Qualifications
1 22 (17.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (15.32%) MCSE
3 15 (12.10%) MCITP
4 12 (9.68%) MCSA
5 7 (5.65%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (4.84%) CCNP
7 4 (3.23%) CCNA
7 4 (3.23%) PhD
8 3 (2.42%) Degree
9 2 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.61%) MCP
9 2 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.81%) CCIE
10 1 (0.81%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.81%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 73 (58.87%) Active Directory
2 44 (35.48%) XenApp
3 41 (33.06%) Hyper-V
4 24 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (11.29%) vSphere
6 10 (8.06%) XenDesktop
7 5 (4.03%) XenServer
8 3 (2.42%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.81%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.81%) UAG
9 1 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (10.48%) SCCM
2 12 (9.68%) SCOM
3 9 (7.26%) WSUS
4 8 (6.45%) AirWatch
5 6 (4.84%) Backup Exec
6 5 (4.03%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (4.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (3.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (3.23%) XenMobile
8 2 (1.61%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.61%) SCSM
8 2 (1.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.81%) Puppet
Vendors
1 102 (82.26%) Microsoft
2 56 (45.16%) Citrix
3 34 (27.42%) VMware
4 29 (23.39%) Apple
5 16 (12.90%) HP
6 15 (12.10%) Cisco
7 11 (8.87%) Palo Alto
8 9 (7.26%) Polycom
9 8 (6.45%) EMC
9 8 (6.45%) Veeam
10 6 (4.84%) IronPort
11 5 (4.03%) MobileIron
11 5 (4.03%) Symantec
12 4 (3.23%) F5
12 4 (3.23%) IBM
12 4 (3.23%) Lotus
12 4 (3.23%) ProCurve
12 4 (3.23%) SunGard
13 3 (2.42%) Avaya
13 3 (2.42%) Oracle
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