Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 462 377 444
Rank change year-on-year -85 +67 -68
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 960 1,413 1,262
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.63% 0.86% 0.70%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.81% 4.81% 3.80%
Number of salaries quoted 787 1,076 1,070
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% -
10th Percentile £24,750 £24,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £69,250 £70,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% -

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 25,184 29,393 33,244
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 16.52% 17.98% 18.44%
Number of salaries quoted 20,309 23,903 28,271
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -114 465 £51,250 +2.50% 52
North of England +58 157 £32,500 -13.33% 28
South East -43 129 £47,500 +18.75% 19
North West +25 81 £32,500 -4.83% 11
East of England +8 76 £40,000 -15.79% 14
Midlands -11 63 £45,000 -10.00% 13
Yorkshire +26 62 £35,000 -22.22% 8
South West -6 61 £37,095 +42.67% 13
East Midlands -6 36 £45,000 -14.29% 5
West Midlands -1 27 £42,500 -10.53% 8
North East -5 14 £37,500 +62.16% 9
Skype for Business
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 732 (76.25%) Skype
2 650 (67.71%) Microsoft
3 630 (65.63%) Windows
4 570 (59.38%) Active Directory
5 556 (57.92%) Office 365
6 336 (35.00%) VMware
7 325 (33.85%) Windows Server
8 306 (31.88%) Microsoft Azure
9 301 (31.35%) ITIL
10 295 (30.73%) MS Exchange
11 292 (30.42%) SharePoint
12 236 (24.58%) Hyper-V
13 232 (24.17%) Cisco
14 222 (23.13%) DNS
15 216 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
16 214 (22.29%) Citrix
17 211 (21.98%) SCCM
18 193 (20.10%) Firewall
19 188 (19.58%) Microsoft Office
20 184 (19.17%) Windows 10
21 170 (17.71%) Windows Server 2012
22 168 (17.50%) Finance
23 165 (17.19%) PowerShell
24 158 (16.46%) SQL
25 157 (16.35%) Microsoft Certification
26 154 (16.04%) SQL Server
27 151 (15.73%) DHCP
28 148 (15.42%) Windows Server 2008
29 147 (15.31%) Windows 7
30 135 (14.06%) LAN

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
1 295 (30.73%) MS Exchange
2 292 (30.42%) SharePoint
3 114 (11.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 105 (10.94%) Exchange Server 2013
5 48 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 46 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2003
7 36 (3.75%) IIS
8 23 (2.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 16 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
10 15 (1.56%) SharePoint Server
11 13 (1.35%) Office Communications Server
12 12 (1.25%) OpenStack
13 9 (0.94%) CMS
14 8 (0.83%) IBM Notes
15 6 (0.63%) Confluence
16 4 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2000
16 4 (0.42%) IBM Domino
16 4 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
17 3 (0.31%) MS Project Server
18 2 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 188 (19.58%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (4.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (2.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (2.08%) MS Visio
5 16 (1.67%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.52%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.31%) CATIA
7 3 (0.31%) PTC Creo
8 2 (0.21%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.10%) Abaqus
9 1 (0.10%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.10%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 38 (3.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.04%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.83%) Elite 3E
4 4 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.31%) Sage 200
5 3 (0.31%) SAP R/3
5 3 (0.31%) Teamcenter
6 2 (0.21%) Maximo
7 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 556 (57.92%) Office 365
2 306 (31.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 116 (12.08%) Amazon AWS
4 71 (7.40%) Mimecast
5 69 (7.19%) Azure Active Directory
6 63 (6.56%) IaaS
7 52 (5.42%) OneDrive
8 26 (2.71%) PaaS
9 21 (2.19%) SaaS
10 15 (1.56%) Yammer
11 14 (1.46%) Slack
12 8 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
13 7 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (0.42%) G Suite
14 4 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
15 3 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Cloud
16 2 (0.21%) Azure Functions
16 2 (0.21%) Azure Machine Learning
16 2 (0.21%) Serverless
17 1 (0.10%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 732 (76.25%) Skype
2 222 (23.13%) DNS
3 193 (20.10%) Firewall
4 151 (15.73%) DHCP
5 135 (14.06%) LAN
6 128 (13.33%) WAN
7 118 (12.29%) SAN
8 115 (11.98%) VPN
9 107 (11.15%) VoIP
10 104 (10.83%) TCP/IP
10 104 (10.83%) Unified Communications
11 80 (8.33%) Wireless
12 58 (6.04%) Wi-Fi
13 52 (5.42%) MPLS
14 51 (5.31%) VLAN
15 38 (3.96%) NAS
16 29 (3.02%) OSPF
17 27 (2.81%) Internet
18 26 (2.71%) BGP
18 26 (2.71%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (16.04%) SQL Server
2 35 (3.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (1.88%) Amazon RDS
4 17 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 17 (1.77%) SQL Server 2016
5 16 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
6 15 (1.56%) MySQL
7 13 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (1.25%) Big Data
8 12 (1.25%) Relational Database
9 11 (1.15%) Azure SQL Database
10 6 (0.63%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (0.42%) FileMaker
12 3 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.31%) Power BI
13 2 (0.21%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 1 (0.10%) Blockchain
14 1 (0.10%) EDRMS
14 1 (0.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (0.63%) JIRA
2 5 (0.52%) MSI
3 3 (0.31%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.31%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (0.31%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.21%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.10%) AppScan
5 1 (0.10%) gulp
5 1 (0.10%) Subversion
5 1 (0.10%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.10%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.10%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.10%) Yeoman
General
1 168 (17.50%) Finance
2 78 (8.13%) Legal
3 66 (6.88%) Law
4 35 (3.65%) Retail
5 33 (3.44%) Telecoms
6 28 (2.92%) Marketing
7 25 (2.60%) Banking
8 15 (1.56%) Back Office
9 13 (1.35%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.83%) Billing
11 6 (0.63%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.52%) Electronics
13 4 (0.42%) Publishing
14 3 (0.31%) Automotive
15 2 (0.21%) Advertising
15 2 (0.21%) Games
15 2 (0.21%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.10%) Georgian Language
16 1 (0.10%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 163 (16.98%) Analyst
2 123 (12.81%) Support Engineer
3 101 (10.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 80 (8.33%) Consultant
5 74 (7.71%) IT Support
6 66 (6.88%) Windows Engineer
7 61 (6.35%) Service Analyst
8 60 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
9 59 (6.15%) IT Engineer
10 58 (6.04%) Administrator
11 52 (5.42%) Desktop Support
12 51 (5.31%) 2nd Line Support
12 51 (5.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 51 (5.31%) Support Analyst
13 42 (4.38%) Systems Administrator
14 40 (4.17%) IT Analyst
14 40 (4.17%) IT Manager
15 38 (3.96%) 3rd Line Support
16 37 (3.85%) Unified Communications Engineer
17 35 (3.65%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (1.56%) LDAP
2 13 (1.35%) .NET
3 9 (0.94%) XMPP
4 5 (0.52%) MAPI
5 4 (0.42%) ASP.NET
5 4 (0.42%) HTML
5 4 (0.42%) WAP
6 3 (0.31%) CSS
7 2 (0.21%) 802.1X
7 2 (0.21%) COM
7 2 (0.21%) HTML5
7 2 (0.21%) Java EE
7 2 (0.21%) jQuery
7 2 (0.21%) JSON
7 2 (0.21%) SAML
8 1 (0.10%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.10%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (0.10%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 90 (9.38%) Data Centre
2 88 (9.17%) Management Information System
3 85 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
4 84 (8.75%) Video Conferencing
5 54 (5.63%) Self-Motivation
6 28 (2.92%) Blackberry
7 26 (2.71%) Public Cloud
8 25 (2.60%) Driving Licence
9 24 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
10 22 (2.29%) Clustering
11 20 (2.08%) User Experience
12 19 (1.98%) Computer Science
13 16 (1.67%) Enterprise Storage
13 16 (1.67%) Replication
14 15 (1.56%) Fat Client
14 15 (1.56%) Thin Client
15 12 (1.25%) Client/Server
15 12 (1.25%) Virtual Team
16 11 (1.15%) Private Cloud
16 11 (1.15%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 630 (65.63%) Windows
2 325 (33.85%) Windows Server
3 184 (19.17%) Windows 10
4 170 (17.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 148 (15.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 147 (15.31%) Windows 7
7 113 (11.77%) Linux
8 52 (5.42%) Android
9 41 (4.27%) Apple iOS
10 37 (3.85%) Mac OS X
11 30 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
12 29 (3.02%) Windows 8
13 21 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 16 (1.67%) Ubuntu
14 16 (1.67%) Windows 2000 Server
15 11 (1.15%) Windows Vista
15 11 (1.15%) Windows XP
16 10 (1.04%) Mac OS
17 7 (0.73%) Oracle Linux
17 7 (0.73%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 301 (31.35%) ITIL
2 134 (13.96%) Problem-Solving
3 127 (13.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 114 (11.88%) Migration
5 92 (9.58%) Service Management
6 90 (9.38%) Project Management
7 77 (8.02%) Incident Management
8 70 (7.29%) Presales
9 69 (7.19%) Disaster Recovery
10 66 (6.88%) Service Delivery
11 61 (6.35%) ITSM
12 59 (6.15%) Problem Management
13 58 (6.04%) Change Management
14 55 (5.73%) PRINCE2
15 54 (5.63%) Agile Software Development
16 50 (5.21%) CRM
17 49 (5.10%) ITIL V3
18 44 (4.58%) Mobile Device Management
19 43 (4.48%) Continuous Improvement
19 43 (4.48%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 165 (17.19%) PowerShell
2 158 (16.46%) SQL
3 17 (1.77%) C
3 17 (1.77%) VBScript
4 7 (0.73%) C#
4 7 (0.73%) VB
5 4 (0.42%) Bash Shell
5 4 (0.42%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.31%) C++
7 2 (0.21%) Python
8 1 (0.10%) Go
8 1 (0.10%) Ruby
8 1 (0.10%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 157 (16.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 86 (8.96%) MCSE
3 85 (8.85%) Cisco Certification
4 51 (5.31%) CCNP
5 48 (5.00%) CCNA
6 45 (4.69%) Degree
7 40 (4.17%) MCSA
8 30 (3.13%) Security Cleared
9 29 (3.02%) ITIL Certification
10 24 (2.50%) MCP
11 19 (1.98%) A+ Certification
11 19 (1.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 13 (1.35%) MCITP
12 13 (1.35%) SC Cleared
13 12 (1.25%) DBS Check
13 12 (1.25%) HNC
14 10 (1.04%) CCIE
15 9 (0.94%) MCTS
15 9 (0.94%) MOS
15 9 (0.94%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (10.21%) SLA
2 42 (4.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (2.29%) PMO
4 14 (1.46%) Data Quality
5 13 (1.35%) QA
6 11 (1.15%) Cyber Essentials
6 11 (1.15%) ISO 9001
7 10 (1.04%) GDPR
7 10 (1.04%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.94%) COBIT
8 9 (0.94%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 6 (0.63%) PMBOK
10 5 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.42%) ISO 9000
11 4 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.21%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 570 (59.38%) Active Directory
2 236 (24.58%) Hyper-V
3 216 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 73 (7.60%) VMware ESXi
5 56 (5.83%) XenApp
6 31 (3.23%) XenDesktop
7 23 (2.40%) vSphere
8 20 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
9 17 (1.77%) Virtual Servers
10 15 (1.56%) Firmware
11 14 (1.46%) Terminal Services
12 11 (1.15%) VMware Workstation
13 9 (0.94%) DFS Replication
14 8 (0.83%) BitLocker
15 7 (0.73%) Forefront TMG
15 7 (0.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 6 (0.63%) EMC RecoverPoint
17 5 (0.52%) KVM
17 5 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
17 5 (0.52%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 211 (21.98%) SCCM
2 60 (6.25%) SCOM
3 45 (4.69%) Microsoft Intune
3 45 (4.69%) SCVMM
4 27 (2.81%) FortiGate
5 24 (2.50%) Cisco CUCM
6 22 (2.29%) Backup Exec
7 18 (1.88%) Single Sign-On
8 14 (1.46%) SCOrch
8 14 (1.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 13 (1.35%) NetBackup
9 13 (1.35%) vCenter Server
10 12 (1.25%) SCSM
11 10 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
12 9 (0.94%) AirWatch
12 9 (0.94%) WSUS
13 7 (0.73%) Failover Clustering
13 7 (0.73%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 7 (0.73%) Microsoft Clustering
14 6 (0.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 650 (67.71%) Microsoft
2 336 (35.00%) VMware
3 232 (24.17%) Cisco
4 214 (22.29%) Citrix
5 74 (7.71%) Dell
6 71 (7.40%) HP
7 64 (6.67%) Apple
8 55 (5.73%) Veeam
9 50 (5.21%) Symantec
10 40 (4.17%) CommVault
11 37 (3.85%) Avaya
11 37 (3.85%) NetApp
12 35 (3.65%) SolarWinds
13 34 (3.54%) Sonus
14 29 (3.02%) Juniper
15 27 (2.81%) Sophos
16 26 (2.71%) Remedy
17 24 (2.50%) Polycom
17 24 (2.50%) ServiceNow
18 23 (2.40%) iManage