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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 167 223 191
Rank change year-on-year +56 -32  
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 56 45 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.09% 0.63% 1.25%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.37% 3.62% 6.18%
Number of salaries quoted 53 42 121
Median salary £32,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -41.81% +4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,500 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £84,250 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,500 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +2.35% -3.40%  

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 879 1242 2102
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 17.08% 17.30% 20.23%
Number of salaries quoted 796 1094 1811
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% +4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.25% -  

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 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Skype for Business in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 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 City of London region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 91 (80.53%) Windows
2 84 (74.34%) Microsoft
3 81 (71.68%) Windows Server
4 69 (61.06%) MS Exchange
5 62 (54.87%) Citrix
6 61 (53.98%) Skype
7 59 (52.21%) Active Directory
8 58 (51.33%) DNS
9 54 (47.79%) DHCP
10 52 (46.02%) Windows 10
11 49 (43.36%) IIS
12 46 (40.71%) MS Office
13 45 (39.82%) Firewall
13 45 (39.82%) XenApp
14 43 (38.05%) TCP/IP
15 40 (35.40%) VMware
16 38 (33.63%) Windows 7
17 37 (32.74%) Finance
18 35 (30.97%) Hyper-V
19 34 (30.09%) Windows 8
19 34 (30.09%) Windows Server 2008
19 34 (30.09%) WAN
20 33 (29.20%) VMware Infrastructure
21 32 (28.32%) SNMP
21 32 (28.32%) LAN
22 31 (27.43%) MS Excel
22 31 (27.43%) Apple
22 31 (27.43%) Exchange Server 2003
23 30 (26.55%) Driving Licence
23 30 (26.55%) Public Cloud

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 69 (61.06%) MS Exchange
2 49 (43.36%) IIS
3 31 (27.43%) Exchange Server 2003
4 27 (23.89%) SharePoint
5 26 (23.01%) Exchange Server 2010
6 25 (22.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 17 (15.04%) SharePoint 2013
8 10 (8.85%) Exchange Server 2007
9 9 (7.96%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (3.54%) Apache
11 3 (2.65%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (2.65%) Tomcat
12 2 (1.77%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 46 (40.71%) MS Office
2 31 (27.43%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.65%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (24.78%) Office 365
2 15 (13.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (9.73%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (2.65%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.88%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 61 (53.98%) Skype
2 58 (51.33%) DNS
3 54 (47.79%) DHCP
4 45 (39.82%) Firewall
5 43 (38.05%) TCP/IP
6 34 (30.09%) WAN
7 32 (28.32%) LAN
7 32 (28.32%) SNMP
8 25 (22.12%) SMTP
9 21 (18.58%) Telnet
10 16 (14.16%) VPN
11 13 (11.50%) VoIP
12 12 (10.62%) Cisco ASA
13 11 (9.73%) SAN
14 10 (8.85%) ADSL
14 10 (8.85%) DSL
15 9 (7.96%) Unified Communications
16 3 (2.65%) FTP
17 2 (1.77%) Internet
17 2 (1.77%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.31%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.88%) DB2
2 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (8.85%) JIRA
General
1 37 (32.74%) Finance
2 5 (4.42%) Banking
3 4 (3.54%) Law
4 3 (2.65%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.77%) Advertising
5 2 (1.77%) Legal
5 2 (1.77%) Marketing
6 1 (0.88%) Games
6 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.88%) Retail
6 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (30.09%) Support Engineer
2 32 (28.32%) IT Engineer
3 19 (16.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 19 (16.81%) IT Support
4 18 (15.93%) Field Engineer
4 18 (15.93%) IT Support Engineer
5 14 (12.39%) Azure Engineer
6 13 (11.50%) Analyst
7 11 (9.73%) Citrix Engineer
7 11 (9.73%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 10 (8.85%) Citrix Support
8 10 (8.85%) Citrix Support Engineer
8 10 (8.85%) Windows Engineer
9 7 (6.19%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 7 (6.19%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
9 7 (6.19%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 7 (6.19%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (6.19%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 7 (6.19%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (5.31%) Hyper-V Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.65%) .NET
2 2 (1.77%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.88%) LAMP
3 1 (0.88%) Web Services
3 1 (0.88%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (26.55%) Driving Licence
1 30 (26.55%) Public Cloud
2 29 (25.66%) Blackberry
3 16 (14.16%) Clustering
4 15 (13.27%) PKI
5 14 (12.39%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (4.42%) Management Information System
7 4 (3.54%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (2.65%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.77%) BYOD
9 2 (1.77%) e-Learning
9 2 (1.77%) User Experience
10 1 (0.88%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.88%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.88%) iPhone
10 1 (0.88%) NHS
10 1 (0.88%) Replication
10 1 (0.88%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 91 (80.53%) Windows
2 81 (71.68%) Windows Server
3 52 (46.02%) Windows 10
4 38 (33.63%) Windows 7
5 34 (30.09%) Windows 8
5 34 (30.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (18.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (14.16%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (8.85%) Windows XP
9 3 (2.65%) Linux
10 2 (1.77%) Solaris
10 2 (1.77%) Unix
11 1 (0.88%) Android
11 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.88%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (23.89%) ITIL
2 16 (14.16%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (14.16%) Release Management
3 11 (9.73%) DevOps
4 10 (8.85%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 6 (5.31%) Migration
6 5 (4.42%) Project Management
6 5 (4.42%) Virtual Environments
7 4 (3.54%) CRM
7 4 (3.54%) Service Delivery
8 3 (2.65%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (2.65%) Change Control
8 3 (2.65%) ITIL V3
8 3 (2.65%) Performance Management
8 3 (2.65%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (2.65%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (2.65%) Service Design
9 2 (1.77%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (1.77%) IT Strategy
9 2 (1.77%) Online Marketing
Programming Languages
1 20 (17.70%) PowerShell
2 6 (5.31%) SQL
3 4 (3.54%) VB
4 3 (2.65%) VBScript
5 2 (1.77%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.77%) C#
5 2 (1.77%) Python
6 1 (0.88%) Java
6 1 (0.88%) Perl
Qualifications
1 29 (25.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (19.47%) MCSE
3 10 (8.85%) PhD
4 8 (7.08%) MCSA
5 5 (4.42%) Degree
6 4 (3.54%) MCITP
7 3 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.65%) MCTS
8 2 (1.77%) CCIE
8 2 (1.77%) CCNP
8 2 (1.77%) MCP
9 1 (0.88%) APMP
9 1 (0.88%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.77%) SLA
2 1 (0.88%) PMBOK
2 1 (0.88%) PMO
System Software
1 59 (52.21%) Active Directory
2 45 (39.82%) XenApp
3 35 (30.97%) Hyper-V
4 33 (29.20%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (15.04%) vSphere
6 14 (12.39%) XenDesktop
6 14 (12.39%) XenServer
7 4 (3.54%) VMware ESX
8 2 (1.77%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.88%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 16 (14.16%) SCCM
2 15 (13.27%) SCOM
3 14 (12.39%) WSUS
4 13 (11.50%) Backup Exec
5 10 (8.85%) XenMobile
6 3 (2.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (1.77%) AirWatch
7 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.88%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 84 (74.34%) Microsoft
2 62 (54.87%) Citrix
3 40 (35.40%) VMware
4 31 (27.43%) Apple
5 18 (15.93%) Cisco
6 16 (14.16%) HP
6 16 (14.16%) Polycom
7 12 (10.62%) IronPort
8 11 (9.73%) Veeam
9 10 (8.85%) EMC
9 10 (8.85%) Palo Alto
10 4 (3.54%) Avaya
10 4 (3.54%) iManage
11 3 (2.65%) Dell
11 3 (2.65%) Google
11 3 (2.65%) NetApp
11 3 (2.65%) Sybase
11 3 (2.65%) Symantec
12 2 (1.77%) LexisNexis
12 2 (1.77%) Mitel
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