Period
to 16 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 16 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
UK > England
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 461 399 408
Rank change year-on-year -62 +9 -62
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 998 1,325 1,421
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.63% 0.80% 0.76%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.78% 4.40% 4.10%
Number of salaries quoted 800 1,013 1,216
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £24,913 £25,550 £25,750
90th Percentile £65,125 £67,500 £63,750
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -5.56%

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 England with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 26,383 30,101 34,652
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 16.69% 18.10% 18.57%
Number of salaries quoted 21,212 24,500 29,779
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in England

Skype for Business
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Skype for Business in England

Skype for Business
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in England over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Skype for Business in England

Skype for Business
Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 16 August 2018. 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
London -62 505 £52,500 +6.81% 40
South East -80 147 £47,500 +18.75% 17
North of England +44 138 £35,000 -12.50% 20
North West +17 76 £33,250 -16.88% 11
East of England -11 75 £31,250 -26.47% 10
Midlands -4 65 £42,500 -8.60% 8
South West +15 64 £38,500 +10.00% 18
Yorkshire +44 49 £37,500 -16.67% 7
East Midlands +19 45 £42,500 - 3
West Midlands -10 20 £44,000 -7.37% 5
North East -25 13 £37,500 +36.36% 2
Skype for Business
UK

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, 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 England region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 764 (76.55%) Skype
2 673 (67.43%) Windows
3 662 (66.33%) Microsoft
4 581 (58.22%) Active Directory
5 576 (57.72%) Office 365
6 374 (37.47%) VMware
7 329 (32.97%) Windows Server
8 321 (32.16%) MS Exchange
9 295 (29.56%) Microsoft Azure
10 289 (28.96%) SharePoint
11 281 (28.16%) ITIL
12 251 (25.15%) Cisco
13 250 (25.05%) VMware Infrastructure
14 245 (24.55%) Hyper-V
15 235 (23.55%) Citrix
16 219 (21.94%) DNS
17 211 (21.14%) SCCM
18 193 (19.34%) Firewall
19 191 (19.14%) Windows 10
20 177 (17.74%) Finance
21 176 (17.64%) SQL Server
22 175 (17.54%) Windows Server 2012
23 172 (17.23%) Microsoft Office
24 169 (16.93%) PowerShell
25 168 (16.83%) Microsoft Certification
26 162 (16.23%) Windows Server 2008
27 156 (15.63%) SQL
28 151 (15.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
29 148 (14.83%) LAN
30 147 (14.73%) Windows 7

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 321 (32.16%) MS Exchange
2 289 (28.96%) SharePoint
3 128 (12.83%) Exchange Server 2013
4 123 (12.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 55 (5.51%) Exchange Server 2007
6 28 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2003
6 28 (2.81%) IIS
7 27 (2.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 15 (1.50%) Office Communications Server
9 14 (1.40%) SharePoint Server
10 13 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
11 11 (1.10%) Confluence
12 8 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2000
12 8 (0.80%) OpenStack
13 6 (0.60%) IBM Notes
14 4 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
15 3 (0.30%) GroupWise
15 3 (0.30%) MS Project Server
16 1 (0.10%) CMS
16 1 (0.10%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 172 (17.23%) Microsoft Office
2 63 (6.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 45 (4.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 30 (3.01%) MS Visio
5 13 (1.30%) Adobe Captivate
5 13 (1.30%) Camtasia
6 11 (1.10%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.40%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.20%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.10%) Abaqus
9 1 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.10%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.10%) CATIA
9 1 (0.10%) Mathcad
9 1 (0.10%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.10%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 35 (3.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.40%) Remedy ITSM
3 12 (1.20%) Carpe Diem
4 9 (0.90%) Elite 3E
5 4 (0.40%) Visualfiles
6 3 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.20%) Eikon
7 2 (0.20%) FastStats
7 2 (0.20%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.10%) Maximo
8 1 (0.10%) SAP R/3
8 1 (0.10%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 576 (57.72%) Office 365
2 295 (29.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 125 (12.53%) Amazon AWS
4 73 (7.31%) Mimecast
5 62 (6.21%) IaaS
6 61 (6.11%) OneDrive
7 40 (4.01%) Azure Active Directory
8 17 (1.70%) Slack
9 16 (1.60%) Yammer
10 15 (1.50%) PaaS
11 11 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
11 11 (1.10%) SaaS
12 6 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 2 (0.20%) Azure Functions
14 2 (0.20%) Azure Machine Learning
14 2 (0.20%) G Suite
14 2 (0.20%) Serverless
15 1 (0.10%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 764 (76.55%) Skype
2 219 (21.94%) DNS
3 193 (19.34%) Firewall
4 148 (14.83%) LAN
5 142 (14.23%) SAN
6 139 (13.93%) WAN
7 137 (13.73%) DHCP
8 120 (12.02%) VPN
9 115 (11.52%) TCP/IP
10 110 (11.02%) VoIP
11 96 (9.62%) Unified Communications
12 64 (6.41%) Wireless
13 55 (5.51%) Wi-Fi
14 44 (4.41%) NAS
15 38 (3.81%) MPLS
15 38 (3.81%) WLAN
16 36 (3.61%) VLAN
17 30 (3.01%) Cisco ASA
18 29 (2.91%) IP Telephony
19 26 (2.61%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (17.64%) SQL Server
2 32 (3.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
4 17 (1.70%) SQL Server 2016
5 15 (1.50%) Relational Database
6 13 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
7 12 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
8 11 (1.10%) MySQL
9 9 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
10 8 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
12 6 (0.60%) Big Data
12 6 (0.60%) Power BI
13 5 (0.50%) FileMaker
13 5 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 3 (0.30%) Oracle Database
15 1 (0.10%) Blockchain
15 1 (0.10%) PostgreSQL
15 1 (0.10%) Spatial Data
15 1 (0.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (1.00%) JIRA
2 3 (0.30%) MSI
3 2 (0.20%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.20%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.10%) AppScan
4 1 (0.10%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.10%) TeamCity
General
1 177 (17.74%) Finance
2 84 (8.42%) Law
3 73 (7.31%) Legal
4 33 (3.31%) Retail
5 30 (3.01%) Telecoms
6 29 (2.91%) Marketing
7 22 (2.20%) Back Office
8 18 (1.80%) Banking
9 11 (1.10%) Billing
10 6 (0.60%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.50%) Electronics
12 4 (0.40%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.40%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.30%) Advertising
13 3 (0.30%) German Language
14 2 (0.20%) Automotive
14 2 (0.20%) Local Government
14 2 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.20%) Publishing
14 2 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 170 (17.03%) Analyst
2 115 (11.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 104 (10.42%) Support Engineer
4 76 (7.62%) IT Support
5 73 (7.31%) Consultant
6 64 (6.41%) Windows Engineer
7 61 (6.11%) Administrator
8 58 (5.81%) Support Analyst
9 56 (5.61%) Desktop Support
10 54 (5.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 51 (5.11%) IT Engineer
12 45 (4.51%) Systems Administrator
13 40 (4.01%) IT Manager
14 38 (3.81%) 2nd Line Support
15 35 (3.51%) 3rd Line Support
16 33 (3.31%) Service Analyst
16 33 (3.31%) Systems Engineer
17 31 (3.11%) Service Desk Analyst
17 31 (3.11%) Unified Communications Engineer
18 30 (3.01%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.20%) LDAP
2 11 (1.10%) .NET
3 7 (0.70%) Flash
3 7 (0.70%) Middleware
4 5 (0.50%) MAPI
5 4 (0.40%) WAP
6 3 (0.30%) HTML
7 2 (0.20%) 802.1X
7 2 (0.20%) COM
7 2 (0.20%) CSS
7 2 (0.20%) HTML5
7 2 (0.20%) Java EE
7 2 (0.20%) jQuery
7 2 (0.20%) JSON
7 2 (0.20%) SAML
8 1 (0.10%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.10%) Web Services
8 1 (0.10%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 121 (12.12%) Data Centre
2 94 (9.42%) Analytical Skills
3 84 (8.42%) Video Conferencing
4 76 (7.62%) Management Information System
5 57 (5.71%) Self-Motivation
6 30 (3.01%) Blackberry
7 24 (2.40%) User Experience
8 23 (2.30%) Clustering
9 21 (2.10%) Virtual Team
10 20 (2.00%) Computer Science
10 20 (2.00%) Driving Licence
11 19 (1.90%) Replication
12 18 (1.80%) Enterprise Storage
13 17 (1.70%) Public Cloud
14 16 (1.60%) Client/Server
15 15 (1.50%) Fat Client
15 15 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
15 15 (1.50%) Thin Client
16 14 (1.40%) HP Storage
17 13 (1.30%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 673 (67.43%) Windows
2 329 (32.97%) Windows Server
3 191 (19.14%) Windows 10
4 175 (17.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 162 (16.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 147 (14.73%) Windows 7
7 124 (12.42%) Linux
8 46 (4.61%) Android
9 38 (3.81%) Apple iOS
10 28 (2.81%) Windows 8
11 25 (2.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 20 (2.00%) Mac OS X
13 17 (1.70%) Windows Server 2003
14 15 (1.50%) Mac OS
15 13 (1.30%) Windows 2000 Server
16 10 (1.00%) Unix
17 9 (0.90%) Ubuntu
17 9 (0.90%) Windows Vista
17 9 (0.90%) Windows XP
18 8 (0.80%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (28.16%) ITIL
2 151 (15.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 130 (13.03%) Problem-Solving
4 108 (10.82%) Migration
5 95 (9.52%) Project Management
6 86 (8.62%) Service Management
7 77 (7.72%) Disaster Recovery
8 75 (7.52%) Presales
9 67 (6.71%) ITSM
10 66 (6.61%) Incident Management
11 63 (6.31%) Problem Management
12 62 (6.21%) Service Delivery
13 59 (5.91%) Change Management
14 57 (5.71%) PRINCE2
15 52 (5.21%) Mentoring
16 47 (4.71%) Agile Software Development
17 46 (4.61%) CRM
17 46 (4.61%) ITIL V3
18 45 (4.51%) Mobile Device Management
19 42 (4.21%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 169 (16.93%) PowerShell
2 156 (15.63%) SQL
3 28 (2.81%) C
4 16 (1.60%) VBScript
5 6 (0.60%) Bash Shell
6 3 (0.30%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.30%) VB
7 2 (0.20%) C#
7 2 (0.20%) Perl
7 2 (0.20%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.10%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.10%) Python
8 1 (0.10%) R
8 1 (0.10%) VBA
Qualifications
1 168 (16.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 92 (9.22%) MCSE
3 79 (7.92%) Cisco Certification
4 59 (5.91%) Degree
5 54 (5.41%) CCNA
6 45 (4.51%) MCSA
7 40 (4.01%) CCNP
8 34 (3.41%) Security Cleared
9 25 (2.51%) MCP
10 22 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
11 21 (2.10%) A+ Certification
12 18 (1.80%) MCITP
13 16 (1.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 15 (1.50%) Network+ Certification
15 14 (1.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 13 (1.30%) HNC
16 13 (1.30%) SC Cleared
17 9 (0.90%) DV Cleared
17 9 (0.90%) MCTS
18 8 (0.80%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (10.02%) SLA
2 43 (4.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (2.20%) Cyber Essentials
3 22 (2.20%) PMO
4 20 (2.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 14 (1.40%) GDPR
6 10 (1.00%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.90%) ISO 9000
8 6 (0.60%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.60%) PMBOK
8 6 (0.60%) QA
9 5 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.30%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.20%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.10%) COBIT
System Software
1 581 (58.22%) Active Directory
2 250 (25.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 245 (24.55%) Hyper-V
4 74 (7.41%) XenApp
5 69 (6.91%) VMware ESXi
6 45 (4.51%) vSphere
7 29 (2.91%) XenDesktop
8 28 (2.81%) Virtual Machines
9 25 (2.51%) VMware Workstation
10 18 (1.80%) Firmware
11 17 (1.70%) Forefront TMG
12 16 (1.60%) Terminal Services
13 10 (1.00%) DFS Replication
13 10 (1.00%) VMware Server
14 9 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
15 6 (0.60%) BitLocker
16 5 (0.50%) KVM
16 5 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
16 5 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
16 5 (0.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 211 (21.14%) SCCM
2 64 (6.41%) SCOM
3 35 (3.51%) Microsoft Intune
4 32 (3.21%) Cisco CUCM
5 24 (2.40%) SCVMM
6 22 (2.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 20 (2.00%) FortiGate
8 17 (1.70%) Backup Exec
8 17 (1.70%) WSUS
9 15 (1.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 15 (1.50%) Norton AntiVirus
9 15 (1.50%) SCSM
10 12 (1.20%) AirWatch
11 11 (1.10%) NetBackup
11 11 (1.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 8 (0.80%) MOM
13 7 (0.70%) Failover Clustering
13 7 (0.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 7 (0.70%) SCOrch
14 5 (0.50%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 662 (66.33%) Microsoft
2 374 (37.47%) VMware
3 251 (25.15%) Cisco
4 235 (23.55%) Citrix
5 98 (9.82%) HP
6 74 (7.41%) Dell
7 71 (7.11%) Apple
8 63 (6.31%) Veeam
9 50 (5.01%) Symantec
10 45 (4.51%) EMC
11 42 (4.21%) SolarWinds
12 39 (3.91%) CommVault
12 39 (3.91%) Sonus
13 38 (3.81%) NetApp
14 36 (3.61%) Polycom
15 35 (3.51%) Avaya
16 30 (3.01%) ServiceNow
17 27 (2.71%) Juniper
18 26 (2.61%) Red Hat
19 25 (2.51%) Sophos