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 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
England / East of England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 167 231 207
Rank change year-on-year +64 -24  
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 78 48 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.26% 0.64% 0.84%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.53% 3.91% 3.94%
Number of salaries quoted 50 42 61
Median salary £42,500 £40,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.93% -10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £40,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,750 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +3.52% -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 of England with a requirement for application platform skills.

Application Platform Skills
East of England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 1194 1229 1624
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 19.34% 16.51% 21.42%
Number of salaries quoted 945 1004 1278
Median salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
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 East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 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
Hertfordshire +39 35 £45,000 -16.27% 6
Cambridgeshire +28 31 £43,500 +6.09% 4
Bedfordshire +25 8 £33,000 -17.50% 1
Essex +14 2 £64,375 -0.96%
Suffolk +18 1 £17,500 -56.25%
Norfolk -14 1 £35,000 -12.50%
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 of England region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 90 (73.77%) Microsoft
2 78 (63.93%) Windows
3 68 (55.74%) Skype
4 58 (47.54%) Active Directory
5 56 (45.90%) ITIL
5 56 (45.90%) Office 365
6 54 (44.26%) Windows Server
7 45 (36.89%) Windows Server 2012
8 40 (32.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 34 (27.87%) VMware
10 33 (27.05%) MS Exchange
10 33 (27.05%) DNS
11 32 (26.23%) DHCP
12 31 (25.41%) Cisco
13 30 (24.59%) VMware Infrastructure
14 28 (22.95%) SharePoint
14 28 (22.95%) Unified Communications
14 28 (22.95%) Microsoft Azure
15 24 (19.67%) Linux
15 24 (19.67%) Citrix
16 20 (16.39%) MS Excel
16 20 (16.39%) Hyper-V
17 18 (14.75%) Firewall
18 17 (13.93%) VPN
18 17 (13.93%) VoIP
18 17 (13.93%) Microsoft Certification
18 17 (13.93%) SCCM
19 16 (13.11%) Windows Server 2003
20 15 (12.30%) MCSE
20 15 (12.30%) Mentoring

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 33 (27.05%) MS Exchange
2 28 (22.95%) SharePoint
3 14 (11.48%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (9.84%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (6.56%) SharePoint 2010
6 7 (5.74%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (2.46%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (1.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.64%) IBM Domino
8 2 (1.64%) IIS
8 2 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.82%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 20 (16.39%) MS Excel
2 9 (7.38%) MS Office
3 3 (2.46%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.46%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 56 (45.90%) Office 365
2 28 (22.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (8.20%) PaaS
4 8 (6.56%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (6.56%) Mimecast
5 5 (4.10%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (4.10%) OneDrive
6 2 (1.64%) IaaS
7 1 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 68 (55.74%) Skype
2 33 (27.05%) DNS
3 32 (26.23%) DHCP
4 28 (22.95%) Unified Communications
5 18 (14.75%) Firewall
6 17 (13.93%) VoIP
6 17 (13.93%) VPN
7 14 (11.48%) LAN
7 14 (11.48%) WAN
8 12 (9.84%) ISDN
8 12 (9.84%) Remote Desktop
9 11 (9.02%) PBX
10 9 (7.38%) MPLS
11 8 (6.56%) VLAN
12 7 (5.74%) SAN
13 5 (4.10%) Wireless
14 3 (2.46%) H.323
14 3 (2.46%) SMTP
14 3 (2.46%) TCP/IP
14 3 (2.46%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.74%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (2.46%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.82%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (1.64%) Ant
General
1 10 (8.20%) Retail
2 6 (4.92%) Multimedia
3 4 (3.28%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.46%) Banking
4 3 (2.46%) Finance
5 2 (1.64%) Local Government
6 1 (0.82%) Games
Job Titles
1 29 (23.77%) Support Engineer
2 22 (18.03%) 3rd Line Support
3 20 (16.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 14 (11.48%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 12 (9.84%) Analyst
5 12 (9.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (9.02%) Consultant
7 10 (8.20%) IT Engineer
7 10 (8.20%) IT Support
7 10 (8.20%) IT Support Engineer
7 10 (8.20%) Windows Engineer
8 9 (7.38%) Active Directory Engineer
8 9 (7.38%) Active Directory Support
8 9 (7.38%) Office 365 Engineer
8 9 (7.38%) Support Analyst
9 8 (6.56%) Exchange Engineer
9 8 (6.56%) Infrastructure Support
9 8 (6.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (6.56%) Unified Communications Engineer
9 8 (6.56%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.64%) .NET
1 2 (1.64%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.82%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.48%) Data Centre
2 10 (8.20%) Blackberry
3 6 (4.92%) Driving Licence
3 6 (4.92%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.64%) Handset
5 2 (1.64%) HP Storage
5 2 (1.64%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.82%) CESG
6 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.82%) PKI
6 1 (0.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 78 (63.93%) Windows
2 54 (44.26%) Windows Server
3 45 (36.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 40 (32.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (19.67%) Linux
6 16 (13.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (8.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (5.74%) Mac OS X
9 6 (4.92%) Windows 10
10 5 (4.10%) Windows 7
11 4 (3.28%) Mac OS
12 3 (2.46%) Unix
12 3 (2.46%) Windows 8
13 2 (1.64%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (45.90%) ITIL
2 15 (12.30%) Mentoring
3 13 (10.66%) Incident Management
4 12 (9.84%) Coaching
5 11 (9.02%) Time Management
6 10 (8.20%) Customer Engagement
6 10 (8.20%) Customer Requirements
6 10 (8.20%) Presales
7 8 (6.56%) E-Commerce
7 8 (6.56%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 7 (5.74%) Business Continuity
8 7 (5.74%) Kalman Filter
8 7 (5.74%) Mathematics
8 7 (5.74%) Migration
8 7 (5.74%) Web Filtering
9 5 (4.10%) Capacity Management
9 5 (4.10%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (4.10%) Network Monitoring
9 5 (4.10%) Service Delivery
10 4 (3.28%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.02%) PowerShell
2 9 (7.38%) VBScript
3 8 (6.56%) VB
4 7 (5.74%) C
5 3 (2.46%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (13.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (12.30%) MCSE
3 14 (11.48%) Degree
3 14 (11.48%) MCITP
4 12 (9.84%) SC Cleared
4 12 (9.84%) Security Cleared
5 9 (7.38%) CCNA
5 9 (7.38%) CCNP
5 9 (7.38%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (5.74%) Network+ Certification
7 5 (4.10%) MCTS
8 3 (2.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.64%) CCNP Voice
10 1 (0.82%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.02%) SLA
2 2 (1.64%) ISO 14000
2 2 (1.64%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 58 (47.54%) Active Directory
2 30 (24.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (16.39%) Hyper-V
4 14 (11.48%) XenApp
5 13 (10.66%) XenDesktop
6 12 (9.84%) vSphere
7 11 (9.02%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (8.20%) Terminal Services
9 9 (7.38%) VMware ESX
10 8 (6.56%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (1.64%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.82%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 17 (13.93%) SCCM
2 13 (10.66%) SCOM
3 12 (9.84%) Cisco CUCM
4 9 (7.38%) Cisco UCCX
5 7 (5.74%) Backup Exec
6 5 (4.10%) AirWatch
7 2 (1.64%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.82%) WSUS
Vendors
1 90 (73.77%) Microsoft
2 34 (27.87%) VMware
3 31 (25.41%) Cisco
4 24 (19.67%) Citrix
5 9 (7.38%) HP
5 9 (7.38%) Veeam
6 7 (5.74%) CheckPoint
6 7 (5.74%) Dell
6 7 (5.74%) NetApp
6 7 (5.74%) Sonus
7 6 (4.92%) ServiceNow
7 6 (4.92%) SolarWinds
7 6 (4.92%) Zeacom
8 5 (4.10%) Aruba
9 3 (2.46%) Lotus
9 3 (2.46%) Verint
10 2 (1.64%) 3PAR
10 2 (1.64%) CA
11 1 (0.82%) LANDesk
11 1 (0.82%) Symantec
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