Period
to 21 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 21 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
England > East of England
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 247 257 263
Rank change year-on-year +10 +6 +24
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 83 96 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.88% 0.81% 0.78%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.84% 5.58% 4.39%
Number of salaries quoted 55 59 62
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £43,750 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -1.69% +30.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,600 £28,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £56,750 £59,875
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +11.76% -

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 the East of England with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
East of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 1,421 1,721 2,211
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 15.05% 14.61% 17.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1,023 1,367 1,839
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £46,900
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.05% +9.07%
10th Percentile £26,118 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +3.23% +3.33%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in the East of England

Skype for Business
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Salary trend for Skype for Business in the East of England

Skype for Business
Salary Histogram in the East of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in the East of England over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Skype for Business in the East of England

Skype for Business
Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 21 January 2019. 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
Hertfordshire +16 51 £52,500 +10.53% 6
Cambridgeshire +23 17 £28,500 -25.49% 2
Bedfordshire -10 9 £46,250 -38.33%
Essex +21 3 £59,500 +116.36%
Norfolk +4 3 £50,000 +42.86% 1
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, IT jobs citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 72 (86.75%) Microsoft
2 71 (85.54%) Windows
3 62 (74.70%) Active Directory
4 61 (73.49%) Office 365
5 48 (57.83%) Skype
6 45 (54.22%) Windows Server
6 45 (54.22%) VMware
7 38 (45.78%) Microsoft Azure
8 37 (44.58%) Hyper-V
9 32 (38.55%) VMware Infrastructure
9 32 (38.55%) ITIL
10 29 (34.94%) Windows 7
11 26 (31.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 26 (31.33%) SCCM
12 25 (30.12%) Windows Server 2012
13 22 (26.51%) DHCP
14 21 (25.30%) DNS
14 21 (25.30%) Mimecast
15 20 (24.10%) Amazon AWS
15 20 (24.10%) Firewall
16 19 (22.89%) Microsoft Office
16 19 (22.89%) Apple
16 19 (22.89%) Windows 8
16 19 (22.89%) Apple iOS
17 18 (21.69%) Veeam
18 16 (19.28%) Citrix
18 16 (19.28%) MS Exchange
18 16 (19.28%) Service Management
19 15 (18.07%) Incident Management
19 15 (18.07%) Linux

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 16 (19.28%) MS Exchange
2 12 (14.46%) SharePoint
3 10 (12.05%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (8.43%) IIS
5 4 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (4.82%) Office Communications Server
6 3 (3.61%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 19 (22.89%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (2.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 61 (73.49%) Office 365
2 38 (45.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (25.30%) Mimecast
4 20 (24.10%) Amazon AWS
5 15 (18.07%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (9.64%) IaaS
6 8 (9.64%) PaaS
6 8 (9.64%) SaaS
7 2 (2.41%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 48 (57.83%) Skype
2 22 (26.51%) DHCP
3 21 (25.30%) DNS
4 20 (24.10%) Firewall
5 13 (15.66%) LAN
6 9 (10.84%) Unified Communications
6 9 (10.84%) VPN
6 9 (10.84%) WAN
7 7 (8.43%) Wireless
8 5 (6.02%) SAN
9 4 (4.82%) VLAN
10 3 (3.61%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (3.61%) FabricPath
10 3 (3.61%) NAS
11 2 (2.41%) Network Security
11 2 (2.41%) TCP/IP
11 2 (2.41%) VoIP
12 1 (1.20%) Kerberos
12 1 (1.20%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.64%) Power BI
2 7 (8.43%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.41%) MySQL
4 1 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Octopus Deploy
1 3 (3.61%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (6.02%) Marketing
2 3 (3.61%) Finance
3 2 (2.41%) Automotive
3 2 (2.41%) Back Office
4 1 (1.20%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 14 (16.87%) 2nd Line Support
1 14 (16.87%) Analyst
2 12 (14.46%) Consultant
3 11 (13.25%) Support Engineer
4 10 (12.05%) 3rd Line Support
5 9 (10.84%) Support Analyst
6 8 (9.64%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 8 (9.64%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 8 (9.64%) Cloud Consultant
6 8 (9.64%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
6 8 (9.64%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 8 (9.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (9.64%) Windows Consultant
7 7 (8.43%) IT Engineer
7 7 (8.43%) Unified Communications Engineer
8 6 (7.23%) Infrastructure Support
9 5 (6.02%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 5 (6.02%) IT Support
9 5 (6.02%) Project Analyst
9 5 (6.02%) Systems Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.20%) ADSI
1 1 (1.20%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.23%) Management Information System
2 6 (7.23%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (6.02%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.02%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (4.82%) Smartphone
5 3 (3.61%) EMC VNX
5 3 (3.61%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (2.41%) Apple TV
6 2 (2.41%) BYOD
6 2 (2.41%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.41%) Handset
7 1 (1.20%) Clustering
7 1 (1.20%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 71 (85.54%) Windows
2 45 (54.22%) Windows Server
3 29 (34.94%) Windows 7
4 26 (31.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (30.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (22.89%) Apple iOS
6 19 (22.89%) Windows 8
7 15 (18.07%) Linux
8 14 (16.87%) Windows 10
9 12 (14.46%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (6.02%) Mac OS X
10 5 (6.02%) Ubuntu
11 4 (4.82%) Android
12 3 (3.61%) CentOS
13 2 (2.41%) Windows Vista
13 2 (2.41%) Windows XP
14 1 (1.20%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (38.55%) ITIL
2 16 (19.28%) Service Management
3 15 (18.07%) Incident Management
4 12 (14.46%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (14.46%) Server Management
5 11 (13.25%) ITSM
5 11 (13.25%) Migration
5 11 (13.25%) Patch Management
5 11 (13.25%) Server Patching
6 10 (12.05%) Change Management
7 9 (10.84%) ITIL V3
8 8 (9.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 8 (9.64%) Presales
8 8 (9.64%) Process Improvement
8 8 (9.64%) Procure-to-Pay
8 8 (9.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 8 (9.64%) Time Management
8 8 (9.64%) Validation
9 7 (8.43%) Information Security
9 7 (8.43%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.07%) PowerShell
2 11 (13.25%) Bash Shell
2 11 (13.25%) VBScript
3 8 (9.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (14.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (8.43%) MCP
3 5 (6.02%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (4.82%) Degree
4 4 (4.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (4.82%) MOS
4 4 (4.82%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.82%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.41%) CCIE
6 2 (2.41%) CCNA
6 2 (2.41%) CCNP
6 2 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (15.66%) SLA
2 6 (7.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.61%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.41%) PMO
System Software
1 62 (74.70%) Active Directory
2 37 (44.58%) Hyper-V
3 32 (38.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (16.87%) vSphere
5 10 (12.05%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (4.82%) Firmware
6 4 (4.82%) Terminal Services
7 3 (3.61%) NFS
7 3 (3.61%) VMware NSX
8 2 (2.41%) BitLocker
8 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (2.41%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.20%) Docker
9 1 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (1.20%) XenApp
9 1 (1.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 26 (31.33%) SCCM
2 11 (13.25%) AirWatch
3 10 (12.05%) Backup Exec
3 10 (12.05%) Microsoft Intune
4 8 (9.64%) SCVMM
4 8 (9.64%) Single Sign-On
5 6 (7.23%) SCOrch
5 6 (7.23%) vRealize
5 6 (7.23%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 4 (4.82%) FortiGate
6 4 (4.82%) SCOM
7 3 (3.61%) Grafana
7 3 (3.61%) Terraform
8 2 (2.41%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (2.41%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (1.20%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 72 (86.75%) Microsoft
2 45 (54.22%) VMware
3 19 (22.89%) Apple
4 18 (21.69%) Veeam
5 16 (19.28%) Citrix
6 12 (14.46%) HP
6 12 (14.46%) Sophos
7 10 (12.05%) Asigra
7 10 (12.05%) ServiceNow
8 8 (9.64%) NetApp
8 8 (9.64%) Symantec
9 7 (8.43%) Cisco
9 7 (8.43%) Sonus
10 6 (7.23%) Dell
11 5 (6.02%) SolarWinds
12 4 (4.82%) Fortinet
12 4 (4.82%) Juniper
12 4 (4.82%) Meru Networks
13 3 (3.61%) CommVault
13 3 (3.61%) EMC