The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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)
England / East Midlands
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 143 119 126
Rank change year-on-year -24 +7  
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 21 46 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.72% 1.45% 1.79%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.35% 9.31% 10.38%
Number of salaries quoted 16 33 43
Median salary £34,250 £43,750 £28,428
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.71% +53.90%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £20,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £70,750 £56,750
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 East Midlands with a requirement for application platform skills.

Application Platform Skills
East Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 483 494 578
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 16.49% 15.52% 17.23%
Number of salaries quoted 347 342 475
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
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 East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 East Midlands

Skype for Business
Salary Trend in the East Midlands

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

Salary trend for Skype for Business in the East Midlands

Skype for Business
Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Skype for Business in the East Midlands

Skype for Business
Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 March 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
Derbyshire +7 14 £30,000 -35.13%
Northamptonshire +16 3 £36,000 -2.04%
Leicestershire -12 2 £37,158 -48.74%
Nottinghamshire -13 2 £47,000 +4.44% 2
Skype for Business
England

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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 40 (75.47%) Windows
2 38 (71.70%) Skype
3 34 (64.15%) Windows Server
3 34 (64.15%) Office 365
4 33 (62.26%) Microsoft
5 26 (49.06%) Hyper-V
6 25 (47.17%) Active Directory
7 24 (45.28%) VMware
7 24 (45.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (33.96%) SQL
9 17 (32.08%) SharePoint
9 17 (32.08%) Microsoft Certification
10 16 (30.19%) SQL Server
11 15 (28.30%) Cisco
12 14 (26.42%) Firewall
12 14 (26.42%) VoIP
12 14 (26.42%) SCCM
12 14 (26.42%) VMware Infrastructure
13 11 (20.75%) ITIL
13 11 (20.75%) MCSE
13 11 (20.75%) Data Centre
14 10 (18.87%) MCP
14 10 (18.87%) Unified Communications
15 9 (16.98%) High Availability
15 9 (16.98%) MCSA
15 9 (16.98%) WAN
15 9 (16.98%) Meraki
16 8 (15.09%) Service Design
16 8 (15.09%) LAN
16 8 (15.09%) VLAN

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 17 (32.08%) SharePoint
2 7 (13.21%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (7.55%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.77%) CMS
5 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (13.21%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.77%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 34 (64.15%) Office 365
2 7 (13.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (5.66%) IaaS
4 2 (3.77%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 38 (71.70%) Skype
2 14 (26.42%) Firewall
2 14 (26.42%) VoIP
3 10 (18.87%) Unified Communications
4 9 (16.98%) WAN
5 8 (15.09%) LAN
5 8 (15.09%) VLAN
6 7 (13.21%) MPLS
6 7 (13.21%) VPN
6 7 (13.21%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (11.32%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (9.43%) Internet
9 4 (7.55%) DHCP
9 4 (7.55%) DNS
9 4 (7.55%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (7.55%) SAN
10 1 (1.89%) IP Telephony
10 1 (1.89%) NAS
10 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
10 1 (1.89%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (30.19%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.32%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (11.32%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.89%) Amazon RDS
General
1 7 (13.21%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.77%) Aerospace
2 2 (3.77%) Marketing
3 1 (1.89%) Advertising
3 1 (1.89%) Back Office
3 1 (1.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (24.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (15.09%) Consultant
3 7 (13.21%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (13.21%) Server Support
3 7 (13.21%) Windows Server Support
4 6 (11.32%) Network Engineer
4 6 (11.32%) Senior Support Technician
4 6 (11.32%) Senior Technician
4 6 (11.32%) Server Support Technician
4 6 (11.32%) Server Technician
4 6 (11.32%) Support Technician
4 6 (11.32%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) Architect
5 5 (9.43%) Office 365 Consultant
5 5 (9.43%) Windows Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Administrator
6 4 (7.55%) Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.77%) .NET
1 2 (3.77%) .NET Framework
1 2 (3.77%) HTML
1 2 (3.77%) REST
1 2 (3.77%) SOAP
1 2 (3.77%) Web Services
1 2 (3.77%) XML
1 2 (3.77%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.75%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.43%) Client/Server
3 4 (7.55%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (3.77%) Clustering
4 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (3.77%) N-Tier
4 2 (3.77%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 40 (75.47%) Windows
2 34 (64.15%) Windows Server
3 24 (45.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (9.43%) Windows 10
5 3 (5.66%) Linux
5 3 (5.66%) Unix
5 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.89%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.89%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.75%) ITIL
2 9 (16.98%) High Availability
3 8 (15.09%) Service Design
4 7 (13.21%) Project Management
5 6 (11.32%) Presales
5 6 (11.32%) Service Delivery
6 3 (5.66%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (5.66%) CRM
6 3 (5.66%) Line Management
7 2 (3.77%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (3.77%) Content Management
7 2 (3.77%) Data Integration
7 2 (3.77%) Data Modelling
7 2 (3.77%) ERP
7 2 (3.77%) Migration
7 2 (3.77%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (3.77%) Performance Optimisation
7 2 (3.77%) Product Management
7 2 (3.77%) Waterfall
8 1 (1.89%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 18 (33.96%) SQL
2 2 (3.77%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (32.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (20.75%) MCSE
3 10 (18.87%) MCP
4 9 (16.98%) MCSA
5 7 (13.21%) SC Cleared
5 7 (13.21%) Security Cleared
6 6 (11.32%) CCNA
6 6 (11.32%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (3.77%) Degree
7 2 (3.77%) MCITP
System Software
1 26 (49.06%) Hyper-V
2 25 (47.17%) Active Directory
3 14 (26.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (11.32%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.89%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.89%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 14 (26.42%) SCCM
2 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (5.66%) SCOM
3 1 (1.89%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 33 (62.26%) Microsoft
2 24 (45.28%) VMware
3 15 (28.30%) Cisco
4 9 (16.98%) Meraki
5 6 (11.32%) 3PAR
5 6 (11.32%) EMC
5 6 (11.32%) NetApp
6 1 (1.89%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.89%) Google
6 1 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.89%) Siebel