Period
to 23 April 2019

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 23 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 413 443 375
Rank change year-on-year +30 -68 -4
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 962 1,106 1,339
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.70% 0.67% 0.83%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.52% 3.99% 4.65%
Number of salaries quoted 721 908 1,115
England median annual salary £45,972 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.16% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,925 £26,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £68,750
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 21,266 27,702 28,784
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.48% 16.69% 17.84%
Number of salaries quoted 16,854 22,816 24,080
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year - +9.89% +1.11%

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 23 April 2019.

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 23 April 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
London -19 404 £47,500 -5.00% 14
North of England +81 179 £40,000 +17.65% 5
South East +57 137 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Midlands +32 106 £45,972 +7.54% 4
North West +37 75 £40,500 +19.12%
Yorkshire +30 67 £40,000 +14.29% 5
East of England +43 63 £50,000 +42.86% 3
South West +9 63 £43,750 +16.67% 9
West Midlands +21 56 £32,500 -38.10% 4
East Midlands +29 50 £47,500 +11.76%
North East +51 37 £59,223 +57.93%
Skype for Business
UK

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 England region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 779 (80.98%) Skype
2 700 (72.77%) Microsoft
3 648 (67.36%) Office 365
4 598 (62.16%) Windows
5 566 (58.84%) Active Directory
6 414 (43.04%) Microsoft Azure
7 331 (34.41%) VMware
8 326 (33.89%) Windows Server
9 312 (32.43%) SharePoint
10 265 (27.55%) Cisco
11 259 (26.92%) ITIL
12 252 (26.20%) MS Exchange
13 245 (25.47%) VMware Infrastructure
14 244 (25.36%) Windows 10
15 223 (23.18%) Microsoft Office
16 221 (22.97%) DNS
17 218 (22.66%) Hyper-V
18 209 (21.73%) Citrix
19 190 (19.75%) DHCP
20 186 (19.33%) SCCM
21 176 (18.30%) Windows Server 2012
22 173 (17.98%) PowerShell
23 165 (17.15%) Microsoft Certification
24 157 (16.32%) Problem-Solving
25 145 (15.07%) Finance
26 144 (14.97%) Firewall
27 141 (14.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
28 140 (14.55%) VoIP
29 137 (14.24%) SQL Server
30 135 (14.03%) Migration

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
1 312 (32.43%) SharePoint
2 252 (26.20%) MS Exchange
3 69 (7.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 67 (6.96%) Exchange Server 2013
5 43 (4.47%) Exchange Server 2003
5 43 (4.47%) IIS
6 34 (3.53%) CMS
7 14 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (0.94%) Apache
8 9 (0.94%) nginx
8 9 (0.94%) Office Communications Server
8 9 (0.94%) WordPress
9 7 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.42%) Commerce Server
10 4 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.31%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.10%) SAS
Applications
1 223 (23.18%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (2.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.94%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.21%) Camtasia
5 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.10%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.10%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.10%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 8 (0.83%) Elite 3E
2 6 (0.62%) Carpe Diem
2 6 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.42%) Sage 200
3 4 (0.42%) Visualfiles
4 3 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.21%) Aareon QL
5 2 (0.21%) Academy Housing
5 2 (0.21%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.21%) Eikon
5 2 (0.21%) Lawson
5 2 (0.21%) MIS ActiveH
5 2 (0.21%) Northgate Housing
5 2 (0.21%) OPENHousing
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.21%) Orchard Housing
6 1 (0.10%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 648 (67.36%) Office 365
2 414 (43.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 109 (11.33%) Amazon AWS
4 104 (10.81%) Azure Active Directory
5 101 (10.50%) IaaS
6 90 (9.36%) PaaS
7 85 (8.84%) OneDrive
8 64 (6.65%) SaaS
9 37 (3.85%) Mimecast
10 31 (3.22%) Yammer
11 14 (1.46%) Google Cloud Platform
12 11 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
13 10 (1.04%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 8 (0.83%) Azure Functions
14 8 (0.83%) Azure Machine Learning
14 8 (0.83%) Serverless
15 6 (0.62%) OpenShift
16 5 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
16 5 (0.52%) Amazon S3
16 5 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 779 (80.98%) Skype
2 221 (22.97%) DNS
3 190 (19.75%) DHCP
4 144 (14.97%) Firewall
5 140 (14.55%) VoIP
6 120 (12.47%) Unified Communications
7 110 (11.43%) TCP/IP
8 108 (11.23%) VPN
9 106 (11.02%) SAN
10 99 (10.29%) LAN
11 86 (8.94%) WAN
12 81 (8.42%) Wireless
13 60 (6.24%) MPLS
14 43 (4.47%) PBX
15 37 (3.85%) VLAN
16 33 (3.43%) Remote Desktop
17 30 (3.12%) Cisco ASA
18 28 (2.91%) Internet
18 28 (2.91%) NAS
19 27 (2.81%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (14.24%) SQL Server
2 37 (3.85%) Power BI
3 19 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (1.87%) Amazon RDS
5 10 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
6 8 (0.83%) Azure SQL Database
6 8 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (0.73%) MySQL
7 7 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.31%) EDRMS
9 2 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.21%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.10%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 13 (1.35%) Jenkins
2 9 (0.94%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.52%) JIRA
4 4 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (0.42%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.31%) AdminStudio
5 3 (0.31%) gulp
5 3 (0.31%) InstallShield
5 3 (0.31%) Yeoman
6 1 (0.10%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.10%) Visual Studio
General
1 145 (15.07%) Finance
2 88 (9.15%) Legal
3 62 (6.44%) Law
4 54 (5.61%) Telecoms
5 39 (4.05%) Banking
6 29 (3.01%) Marketing
7 12 (1.25%) Back Office
7 12 (1.25%) Retail
8 11 (1.14%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.73%) Multimedia
10 6 (0.62%) Advertising
10 6 (0.62%) Electronics
11 5 (0.52%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.21%) Automotive
13 1 (0.10%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 164 (17.05%) Analyst
2 138 (14.35%) Consultant
3 120 (12.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 75 (7.80%) Support Engineer
5 70 (7.28%) Support Analyst
6 61 (6.34%) IT Analyst
7 57 (5.93%) Architect
7 57 (5.93%) IT Support
8 49 (5.09%) 2nd Line Support
9 48 (4.99%) Service Analyst
10 42 (4.37%) Desktop Support
10 42 (4.37%) Service Desk Analyst
11 39 (4.05%) Cloud Consultant
12 38 (3.95%) IT Manager
13 36 (3.74%) Windows Consultant
14 34 (3.53%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 34 (3.53%) IT Engineer
15 33 (3.43%) Solutions Architect
16 32 (3.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
16 32 (3.33%) Office 365 Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (2.49%) LDAP
2 19 (1.98%) XMPP
3 16 (1.66%) Software Packaging
4 13 (1.35%) HTML
5 12 (1.25%) .NET
5 12 (1.25%) CSS
6 10 (1.04%) Web Services
7 9 (0.94%) COM
7 9 (0.94%) jQuery
8 8 (0.83%) JSON
8 8 (0.83%) SAML
9 7 (0.73%) HTML5
10 6 (0.62%) REST
11 5 (0.52%) WSH
12 4 (0.42%) ASP.NET Web API
12 4 (0.42%) Django
13 3 (0.31%) AngularJS
13 3 (0.31%) KnockoutJS
14 2 (0.21%) .NET Framework
14 2 (0.21%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 99 (10.29%) Data Centre
2 63 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
3 60 (6.24%) Video Conferencing
4 59 (6.13%) Management Information System
5 57 (5.93%) Hybrid Cloud
6 45 (4.68%) Self-Motivation
7 28 (2.91%) iPad
8 25 (2.60%) Smartphone
9 24 (2.49%) Replication
10 22 (2.29%) e-Learning
10 22 (2.29%) Public Cloud
11 21 (2.18%) iPhone
12 20 (2.08%) Clustering
13 19 (1.98%) Driving Licence
14 17 (1.77%) User Experience
15 15 (1.56%) Blackberry
16 13 (1.35%) Fat Client
16 13 (1.35%) Thin Client
17 12 (1.25%) Client/Server
17 12 (1.25%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 598 (62.16%) Windows
2 326 (33.89%) Windows Server
3 244 (25.36%) Windows 10
4 176 (18.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 134 (13.93%) Windows 7
6 108 (11.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 66 (6.86%) Linux
8 56 (5.82%) Windows 8
9 46 (4.78%) Apple iOS
10 40 (4.16%) Windows Server 2003
11 29 (3.01%) Android
12 14 (1.46%) Mac OS X
13 12 (1.25%) VMS
14 8 (0.83%) Mac OS
14 8 (0.83%) SUSE
15 7 (0.73%) Unix
16 5 (0.52%) Windows XP
17 4 (0.42%) CentOS
17 4 (0.42%) Mac OS X Server
17 4 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (26.92%) ITIL
2 157 (16.32%) Problem-Solving
3 141 (14.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 135 (14.03%) Migration
5 131 (13.62%) Presales
6 74 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 74 (7.69%) Project Management
7 59 (6.13%) Customer Requirements
8 57 (5.93%) Service Management
9 53 (5.51%) Incident Management
10 52 (5.41%) Change Management
11 50 (5.20%) Mentoring
12 49 (5.09%) Agile Software Development
13 47 (4.89%) Service Delivery
14 46 (4.78%) Time Management
15 41 (4.26%) Line Management
16 40 (4.16%) Stakeholder Management
17 36 (3.74%) Continuous Improvement
17 36 (3.74%) Mobile Device Management
18 35 (3.64%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 173 (17.98%) PowerShell
2 102 (10.60%) SQL
3 26 (2.70%) Bash Shell
4 22 (2.29%) VBScript
5 19 (1.98%) Python
6 17 (1.77%) C
7 14 (1.46%) JavaScript
8 13 (1.35%) Ruby
9 11 (1.14%) C#
10 9 (0.94%) Go
11 5 (0.52%) VB
12 4 (0.42%) PHP
13 3 (0.31%) R
14 2 (0.21%) Java
14 2 (0.21%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.10%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 165 (17.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 112 (11.64%) MCSE
3 68 (7.07%) Cisco Certification
4 62 (6.44%) MCSA
5 56 (5.82%) CCNP
6 50 (5.20%) MCP
7 47 (4.89%) CCNA
8 45 (4.68%) Degree
9 33 (3.43%) Security Cleared
10 30 (3.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 28 (2.91%) SC Cleared
12 21 (2.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 19 (1.98%) MCITP
14 13 (1.35%) CCIE
15 11 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
16 9 (0.94%) A+ Certification
16 9 (0.94%) CCNP Voice
16 9 (0.94%) CCVP
16 9 (0.94%) VCP6
17 8 (0.83%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (8.42%) SLA
2 25 (2.60%) GDPR
3 18 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.73%) PMO
5 6 (0.62%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.52%) COBIT
6 5 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (0.42%) QA
8 3 (0.31%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 566 (58.84%) Active Directory
2 245 (25.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 218 (22.66%) Hyper-V
4 87 (9.04%) XenApp
5 62 (6.44%) vSphere
6 56 (5.82%) XenDesktop
7 55 (5.72%) VMware ESXi
8 39 (4.05%) Virtual Machines
9 32 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
10 24 (2.49%) VMware Workstation
11 23 (2.39%) Docker
12 14 (1.46%) Virtual Servers
13 13 (1.35%) Virtual Desktop
14 9 (0.94%) iptables
14 9 (0.94%) Terminal Server
14 9 (0.94%) VirtualBox
14 9 (0.94%) VMware Server
14 9 (0.94%) Xen
15 7 (0.73%) Terminal Services
16 6 (0.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 186 (19.33%) SCCM
2 88 (9.15%) Microsoft Intune
3 37 (3.85%) Single Sign-On
4 34 (3.53%) SCVMM
5 24 (2.49%) AirWatch
6 23 (2.39%) Cisco CUCM
7 22 (2.29%) SCOM
8 21 (2.18%) Cisco UCCX
9 20 (2.08%) NetBackup
10 18 (1.87%) Cisco UCCE
11 17 (1.77%) Ansible
11 17 (1.77%) WSUS
12 16 (1.66%) vCenter Server
13 15 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
13 15 (1.56%) Puppet
14 14 (1.46%) Kubernetes
15 13 (1.35%) Backup Exec
15 13 (1.35%) FortiGate
15 13 (1.35%) Terraform
16 12 (1.25%) Nagios
Vendors
1 700 (72.77%) Microsoft
2 331 (34.41%) VMware
3 265 (27.55%) Cisco
4 209 (21.73%) Citrix
5 87 (9.04%) Avaya
6 83 (8.63%) HP
7 78 (8.11%) Apple
8 76 (7.90%) Veeam
9 56 (5.82%) Symantec
10 48 (4.99%) Dell
10 48 (4.99%) Mitel
11 40 (4.16%) SolarWinds
12 34 (3.53%) Meraki
13 31 (3.22%) Google
13 31 (3.22%) Polycom
14 28 (2.91%) NetApp
15 27 (2.81%) iManage
16 23 (2.39%) CommVault
16 23 (2.39%) Sophos
17 17 (1.77%) CheckPoint