Period
to 24 September 2021

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 24 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
UK > England
6 months to
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 832 452 404
Rank change year-on-year -380 -48 +70
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 154 223 1,000
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.49% 0.77%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.04% 3.47% 5.17%
Number of salaries quoted 113 187 768
10th Percentile £23,500 £29,400 £24,464
25th Percentile £32,000 £37,500 £31,344
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £41,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -18.00% +11.11% -
75th Percentile £57,500 £65,344 £60,000
90th Percentile £72,250 £80,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £42,500 £50,000 £44,721
% change year-on-year -15.00% +11.80% -0.62%

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 14,792 6,427 19,355
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.70% 14.23% 14.86%
Number of salaries quoted 9,600 5,357 15,507
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in England

Skype for Business
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Skype for Business in England.

Salary trend for Skype for Business in England

Skype for Business
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Skype for Business in England over the 6 months to 24 September 2021.

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 24 September 2021. 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 -308 58 £44,000 -20.00% 12
North of England -123 30 £40,000 +3.90% 14
South East -174 26 £35,000 -10.83% 5
South West -89 20 £48,750 +39.29% 1
Yorkshire -92 19 £50,750 +25.31% 4
Midlands -97 16 £35,000 +34.62% 8
East Midlands -58 10 £28,500 -59.29% 4
North East - 7 £75,000 - 2
West Midlands -98 6 £35,000 +53.85% 4
North West -96 4 £22,500 -41.18% 8
East of England -97 4 £35,000 -44.00% 2
Skype for Business
UK

For the 6 months to 24 September 2021, 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.

1 131 (85.06%) Skype
2 129 (83.77%) Microsoft
3 99 (64.29%) Active Directory
4 96 (62.34%) Windows
5 91 (59.09%) Microsoft 365
6 75 (48.70%) Azure
7 71 (46.10%) Social Skills
8 64 (41.56%) VMware
9 57 (37.01%) SCCM
10 51 (33.12%) ITIL
11 50 (32.47%) VMware Infrastructure
12 46 (29.87%) Windows Server
13 44 (28.57%) Service Delivery
14 43 (27.92%) DNS
15 42 (27.27%) Citrix
15 42 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
16 39 (25.32%) SharePoint
16 39 (25.32%) DHCP
16 39 (25.32%) Problem-Solving
16 39 (25.32%) PowerShell
17 38 (24.68%) Degree
18 33 (21.43%) MS Exchange
18 33 (21.43%) Microsoft Intune
18 33 (21.43%) Windows 10
19 32 (20.78%) Cisco
20 30 (19.48%) SQL
20 30 (19.48%) Finance
20 30 (19.48%) Windows Server 2012
21 27 (17.53%) Windows 7
22 26 (16.88%) XenDesktop

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 39 (25.32%) SharePoint
2 33 (21.43%) MS Exchange
3 11 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (5.84%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (5.84%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.65%) IIS
Applications
1 42 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (3.90%) Siemens NX
3 6 (3.90%) Solid Edge
4 3 (1.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.90%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 91 (59.09%) Microsoft 365
2 75 (48.70%) Azure
3 22 (14.29%) OneDrive
4 17 (11.04%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (8.44%) Azure Active Directory
6 11 (7.14%) IaaS
7 9 (5.84%) AWS
7 9 (5.84%) Yammer
8 7 (4.55%) SaaS
9 5 (3.25%) Mimecast
9 5 (3.25%) PaaS
10 2 (1.30%) GCP
10 2 (1.30%) Power Platform
10 2 (1.30%) Slack
11 1 (0.65%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 131 (85.06%) Skype
2 43 (27.92%) DNS
3 39 (25.32%) DHCP
4 24 (15.58%) TCP/IP
5 23 (14.94%) VPN
6 21 (13.64%) Unified Communications
7 20 (12.99%) Firewall
8 19 (12.34%) Wireless
9 12 (7.79%) SAN
9 12 (7.79%) WAN
10 11 (7.14%) LAN
11 10 (6.49%) Fibre Channel
12 9 (5.84%) MPLS
13 8 (5.19%) VoIP
14 7 (4.55%) VSAN
15 6 (3.90%) Remote Desktop
16 5 (3.25%) iSCSI
16 5 (3.25%) WebEx
17 4 (2.60%) NAS
17 4 (2.60%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (12.34%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.19%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (3.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (3.25%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (3.25%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (3.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (3.25%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (3.25%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (1.30%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.65%) MS Access
6 1 (0.65%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 6 (3.90%) JIRA
1 6 (3.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 71 (46.10%) Social Skills
2 30 (19.48%) Finance
3 22 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (9.09%) Back Office
4 14 (9.09%) Banking
5 12 (7.79%) Legal
6 11 (7.14%) Public Sector
7 9 (5.84%) Financial Institution
7 9 (5.84%) Telecoms
8 8 (5.19%) Manufacturing
9 7 (4.55%) Investment Banking
10 6 (3.90%) Military
11 5 (3.25%) Games
12 4 (2.60%) Law
12 4 (2.60%) Presentation Skills
13 3 (1.95%) Documentation Skills
14 2 (1.30%) Electronics
14 2 (1.30%) Local Government
14 2 (1.30%) Marketing
14 2 (1.30%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 22 (14.29%) Consultant
2 21 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 20 (12.99%) Analyst
4 15 (9.74%) Support Engineer
5 12 (7.79%) Service Analyst
5 12 (7.79%) Service Desk Analyst
6 10 (6.49%) Network Engineer
6 10 (6.49%) Support Analyst
6 10 (6.49%) Technical Consultant
7 9 (5.84%) IT Engineer
7 9 (5.84%) Server Engineer
7 9 (5.84%) Windows Engineer
8 8 (5.19%) IT Analyst
9 7 (4.55%) Desktop Support
10 6 (3.90%) Administrator
10 6 (3.90%) Messaging Engineer
10 6 (3.90%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (3.90%) Senior Support Engineer
10 6 (3.90%) Systems Administrator
11 5 (3.25%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.30%) SAML
1 2 (1.30%) WebRTC
2 1 (0.65%) COM
2 1 (0.65%) Middleware
2 1 (0.65%) Web Services
2 1 (0.65%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
2 14 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (7.79%) Replication
4 11 (7.14%) Data Centre
5 9 (5.84%) Hedge funds
6 8 (5.19%) Blackberry
7 7 (4.55%) Management Information System
7 7 (4.55%) User Experience
8 6 (3.90%) CCTV
9 5 (3.25%) Driving Licence
9 5 (3.25%) EMC VNX
9 5 (3.25%) PKI
9 5 (3.25%) Symmetrix
10 4 (2.60%) Clustering
10 4 (2.60%) Smartphone
11 3 (1.95%) Fat Client
11 3 (1.95%) Thin Client
11 3 (1.95%) Virtual Team
12 2 (1.30%) EPoS
12 2 (1.30%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 96 (62.34%) Windows
2 46 (29.87%) Windows Server
3 33 (21.43%) Windows 10
4 30 (19.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (17.53%) Windows 7
6 16 (10.39%) Linux
7 15 (9.74%) Windows Server 2016
8 11 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (6.49%) Windows Server 2019
10 7 (4.55%) Mac OS X
11 6 (3.90%) Android
12 5 (3.25%) Windows 8
12 5 (3.25%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (2.60%) Apple iOS
14 2 (1.30%) CentOS
14 2 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (1.30%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.65%) Unix
15 1 (0.65%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (33.12%) ITIL
2 44 (28.57%) Service Delivery
3 39 (25.32%) Problem-Solving
4 25 (16.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 23 (14.94%) Service Management
6 20 (12.99%) Migration
7 14 (9.09%) Computer Science
7 14 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
7 14 (9.09%) ITSM
7 14 (9.09%) Presales
7 14 (9.09%) Risk Management
8 12 (7.79%) Problem Management
9 11 (7.14%) Server Management
10 10 (6.49%) Proactive Management
11 9 (5.84%) Data Protection
11 9 (5.84%) Decision-Making
12 8 (5.19%) Information Security
12 8 (5.19%) Line Management
12 8 (5.19%) Network Management
12 8 (5.19%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (25.32%) PowerShell
2 30 (19.48%) SQL
3 8 (5.19%) VBScript
4 5 (3.25%) VB
5 1 (0.65%) C
5 1 (0.65%) Python
Qualifications
1 38 (24.68%) Degree
2 15 (9.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
4 13 (8.44%) Security Cleared
5 12 (7.79%) A+ Certification
6 10 (6.49%) MCP
6 10 (6.49%) MCSA
6 10 (6.49%) Network+ Certification
7 9 (5.84%) CCA
7 9 (5.84%) Citrix Certification
8 7 (4.55%) EMC Certification
9 6 (3.90%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (3.90%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (3.90%) DV Cleared
10 5 (3.25%) MCSE
10 5 (3.25%) SC Cleared
10 5 (3.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (2.60%) CompTIA Security+
11 4 (2.60%) HNC
12 3 (1.95%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (12.34%) SLA
2 10 (6.49%) GDPR
3 8 (5.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (3.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 4 (2.60%) PMO
6 3 (1.95%) COBIT
7 2 (1.30%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (1.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.65%) Accessibility
8 1 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 99 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 50 (32.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (16.88%) XenDesktop
4 25 (16.23%) Hyper-V
5 20 (12.99%) XenApp
6 18 (11.69%) vSphere
7 9 (5.84%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (5.19%) Virtual Desktop
9 7 (4.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 6 (3.90%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (2.60%) BitLocker
11 4 (2.60%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (1.95%) DFS Replication
13 2 (1.30%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.65%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
14 1 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 57 (37.01%) SCCM
2 33 (21.43%) Microsoft Intune
3 16 (10.39%) SCOM
4 8 (5.19%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 7 (4.55%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (4.55%) NetBackup
5 7 (4.55%) OfficeScan
5 7 (4.55%) Trend Micro Deep Security
6 5 (3.25%) Backup Exec
6 5 (3.25%) Cisco CUCM
6 5 (3.25%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (3.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 5 (3.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (2.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (2.60%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (2.60%) MOM
8 3 (1.95%) FortiGate
8 3 (1.95%) vCenter Server
8 3 (1.95%) WSUS
9 2 (1.30%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 129 (83.77%) Microsoft
2 64 (41.56%) VMware
3 42 (27.27%) Citrix
4 32 (20.78%) Cisco
5 21 (13.64%) HP
6 19 (12.34%) Dell
7 17 (11.04%) EMC
8 15 (9.74%) NetApp
9 13 (8.44%) SAP
10 9 (5.84%) Huawei
10 9 (5.84%) Sophos
11 8 (5.19%) Mitel
11 8 (5.19%) Veeam
12 7 (4.55%) Altiris
12 7 (4.55%) IBM
12 7 (4.55%) McAfee
12 7 (4.55%) Veritas
13 6 (3.90%) Siemens
13 6 (3.90%) Symantec
14 5 (3.25%) Infoblox