Period
to 19 October 2020

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 19 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
UK > England
6 months to
19 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 456 407 466
Rank change year-on-year -49 +59 -90
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 218 922 971
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.49% 0.73% 0.63%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.48% 4.97% 3.83%
Number of salaries quoted 211 756 846
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £24,774 £25,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £73,322 £69,375
UK median annual salary £52,500 £43,399 £45,000
% change year-on-year +20.97% -3.56% -5.26%

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 6,259 18,563 25,333
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 14.07% 14.74% 16.49%
Number of salaries quoted 5,210 14,890 20,443
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 19 October 2020.

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 19 October 2020. 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 +16 127 £55,000 +15.79% 11
South East +106 48 £40,000 -23.81% 11
North of England +46 19 £38,250 -9.27% 4
North West +64 13 £37,875 -8.42% 4
East of England +103 10 £62,500 +56.25% 1
Midlands +60 9 £23,000 -38.67% 7
West Midlands +76 8 £20,000 -38.46% 3
Yorkshire +78 6 £42,000 -0.85%
South West +75 3 £32,500 -16.13% 5
East Midlands +40 1 £70,000 +64.71% 4
Skype for Business
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 2020, 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.

1 208 (95.41%) Skype
2 173 (79.36%) Microsoft
3 152 (69.72%) Office 365
4 126 (57.80%) Azure
5 119 (54.59%) Active Directory
6 94 (43.12%) Windows
7 71 (32.57%) ITIL
8 69 (31.65%) Cisco
9 54 (24.77%) VPN
10 53 (24.31%) DNS
10 53 (24.31%) SharePoint
10 53 (24.31%) VMware
10 53 (24.31%) SCCM
11 52 (23.85%) DHCP
12 47 (21.56%) Microsoft Office
12 47 (21.56%) Windows 10
12 47 (21.56%) Windows Server
13 46 (21.10%) Firewall
14 44 (20.18%) Linux
14 44 (20.18%) Hyper-V
14 44 (20.18%) AWS
15 43 (19.72%) Azure Active Directory
15 43 (19.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 43 (19.72%) Cisco Certification
16 42 (19.27%) MS Exchange
17 41 (18.81%) LAN
17 41 (18.81%) WAN
17 41 (18.81%) PowerShell
17 41 (18.81%) Unified Communications
18 39 (17.89%) Problem-Solving

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 53 (24.31%) SharePoint
2 42 (19.27%) MS Exchange
3 11 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (4.13%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (2.75%) Ethereum
6 5 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (2.29%) IIS
7 2 (0.92%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (0.92%) Umbraco
Applications
1 47 (21.56%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (10.55%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.46%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.46%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 6 (2.75%) Quorum
2 1 (0.46%) Carpe Diem
2 1 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 152 (69.72%) Office 365
2 126 (57.80%) Azure
3 44 (20.18%) AWS
4 43 (19.72%) Azure Active Directory
5 23 (10.55%) Route 53
5 23 (10.55%) Slack
6 22 (10.09%) OneDrive
7 21 (9.63%) GCP
8 20 (9.17%) IaaS
9 16 (7.34%) PaaS
10 10 (4.59%) Power Platform
11 6 (2.75%) Mimecast
12 5 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (1.83%) Dynamics 365
14 3 (1.38%) PowerApps
14 3 (1.38%) SaaS
14 3 (1.38%) Yammer
15 2 (0.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 1 (0.46%) G Suite
16 1 (0.46%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 208 (95.41%) Skype
2 54 (24.77%) VPN
3 53 (24.31%) DNS
4 52 (23.85%) DHCP
5 46 (21.10%) Firewall
6 41 (18.81%) LAN
6 41 (18.81%) Unified Communications
6 41 (18.81%) WAN
7 31 (14.22%) Network Security
8 30 (13.76%) VoIP
9 28 (12.84%) Wireless
10 27 (12.39%) Wi-Fi
11 23 (10.55%) BGP
11 23 (10.55%) IPsec
11 23 (10.55%) MPLS
11 23 (10.55%) OSPF
11 23 (10.55%) RIP
11 23 (10.55%) SNMP
11 23 (10.55%) TACACS
11 23 (10.55%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (16.51%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.05%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (2.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.38%) Power BI
4 3 (1.38%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.38%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.92%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.92%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.46%) JIRA
General
1 32 (14.68%) Finance
2 16 (7.34%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.75%) Billing
3 6 (2.75%) Public Sector
4 5 (2.29%) Military
5 4 (1.83%) Electronics
5 4 (1.83%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.83%) Marketing
6 3 (1.38%) Banking
7 2 (0.92%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.92%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.92%) Games
7 2 (0.92%) Housing Association
7 2 (0.92%) Law
8 1 (0.46%) German Language
8 1 (0.46%) Legal
Job Titles
1 33 (15.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 28 (12.84%) Support Engineer
3 23 (10.55%) Architect
3 23 (10.55%) Network Engineer
4 16 (7.34%) Consultant
5 15 (6.88%) Azure Engineer
6 13 (5.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 13 (5.96%) 3rd Line Support
7 12 (5.50%) Cloud Engineer
7 12 (5.50%) Voice Engineer
8 11 (5.05%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 11 (5.05%) Analyst
9 10 (4.59%) Office 365 Engineer
10 9 (4.13%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (3.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 8 (3.67%) Applications Engineer
11 8 (3.67%) Applications Support
11 8 (3.67%) Senior Network Engineer
11 8 (3.67%) Team Leader
12 7 (3.21%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.38%) .NET
2 2 (0.92%) ASP.NET
2 2 (0.92%) REST
3 1 (0.46%) JSON
3 1 (0.46%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.93%) Management Information System
2 16 (7.34%) Public Cloud
3 15 (6.88%) Data Centre
4 14 (6.42%) Private Cloud
5 13 (5.96%) Clustering
5 13 (5.96%) Hybrid Cloud
6 12 (5.50%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (3.67%) Replication
8 8 (3.67%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (2.75%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (1.83%) PKI
10 4 (1.83%) Virtual Team
11 3 (1.38%) Reinsurance
12 2 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.92%) Video\Live Streaming
13 1 (0.46%) Blackberry
13 1 (0.46%) Handset
13 1 (0.46%) Smartphone
13 1 (0.46%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 94 (43.12%) Windows
2 47 (21.56%) Windows 10
2 47 (21.56%) Windows Server
3 44 (20.18%) Linux
4 32 (14.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (13.30%) Mac OS X
6 28 (12.84%) Windows Server 2016
7 22 (10.09%) Windows 7
8 20 (9.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (3.67%) Windows Server 2019
10 7 (3.21%) Windows 8
11 6 (2.75%) CentOS
12 4 (1.83%) Android
12 4 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.46%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (32.57%) ITIL
2 43 (19.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 39 (17.89%) Problem-Solving
4 30 (13.76%) Migration
5 29 (13.30%) Identity Management
6 26 (11.93%) Customer Requirements
7 25 (11.47%) Network Monitoring
8 23 (10.55%) B2B
8 23 (10.55%) Performance Analysis
8 23 (10.55%) Security Monitoring
9 22 (10.09%) Presales
10 20 (9.17%) Mentoring
11 19 (8.72%) Problem Management
12 17 (7.80%) Incident Management
13 16 (7.34%) Continuous Improvement
14 15 (6.88%) Proactive Monitoring
15 14 (6.42%) Business Continuity
15 14 (6.42%) Disaster Recovery
15 14 (6.42%) Project Management
15 14 (6.42%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 41 (18.81%) PowerShell
2 29 (13.30%) SQL
3 28 (12.84%) Python
4 3 (1.38%) C
5 2 (0.92%) C#
5 2 (0.92%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 43 (19.72%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (14.22%) CCNA
3 28 (12.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (12.39%) Degree
5 21 (9.63%) Security Cleared
6 19 (8.72%) MCSE
7 17 (7.80%) SC Cleared
8 10 (4.59%) Computer Science Degree
9 9 (4.13%) CCNP
9 9 (4.13%) DV Cleared
10 8 (3.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (1.83%) MCITP
12 2 (0.92%) MCP
13 1 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.46%) MCSA
13 1 (0.46%) MOS
13 1 (0.46%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.46%) PMP
13 1 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (15.14%) SLA
2 3 (1.38%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (0.92%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.46%) PMO
4 1 (0.46%) QA
System Software
1 119 (54.59%) Active Directory
2 44 (20.18%) Hyper-V
3 38 (17.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (9.17%) Virtual Machines
4 20 (9.17%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (5.05%) vSphere
6 7 (3.21%) XenApp
7 6 (2.75%) Docker
7 6 (2.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 6 (2.75%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (1.38%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.46%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.46%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 53 (24.31%) SCCM
2 37 (16.97%) Microsoft Intune
3 24 (11.01%) Nagios
4 23 (10.55%) Ansible
4 23 (10.55%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (10.55%) Puppet
5 14 (6.42%) SCVMM
6 8 (3.67%) HP Data Protector
7 7 (3.21%) Failover Clustering
7 7 (3.21%) Microsoft Clustering
7 7 (3.21%) WSUS
8 6 (2.75%) Backup Exec
8 6 (2.75%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (1.83%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (1.38%) SCOM
11 2 (0.92%) MaaS360
12 1 (0.46%) AirWatch
12 1 (0.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 1 (0.46%) FortiGate
12 1 (0.46%) SCSM
Vendors
1 173 (79.36%) Microsoft
2 69 (31.65%) Cisco
3 53 (24.31%) VMware
4 27 (12.39%) Avaya
5 26 (11.93%) Palo Alto
6 23 (10.55%) Riverbed
7 22 (10.09%) Citrix
8 21 (9.63%) HP
9 13 (5.96%) Veeam
10 12 (5.50%) Sophos
11 10 (4.59%) Dell
11 10 (4.59%) Juniper
11 10 (4.59%) Red Hat
12 9 (4.13%) MobileIron
12 9 (4.13%) SolarWinds
13 8 (3.67%) CheckPoint
13 8 (3.67%) Nokia
13 8 (3.67%) Polycom
14 7 (3.21%) Dialogic
15 6 (2.75%) Asigra