Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 394 459 399
Rank change year-on-year +65 -60 +15
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 1,010 1,001 1,326
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.76% 0.63% 0.80%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.13% 3.78% 4.43%
Number of salaries quoted 755 802 1,011
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 19,703 26,454 29,952
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 14.92% 16.63% 18.07%
Number of salaries quoted 15,631 21,288 24,379
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 +42 457 £47,500 -7.32% 44
South East +52 180 £52,500 +10.53% 39
North of England +35 154 £43,298 +23.71% 30
Midlands +85 109 £47,500 +11.76% 11
North West +25 71 £44,861 +34.92% 12
East Midlands +37 61 £47,500 +11.76% 6
Yorkshire +14 59 £37,500 - 15
South West -6 54 £42,500 +10.39% 14
West Midlands +55 48 £32,500 -26.14% 5
East of England +48 45 £40,000 +28.00% 7
North East +32 24 £44,721 +19.26% 3
Skype for Business
UK

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 884 (87.52%) Skype
2 672 (66.53%) Microsoft
3 642 (63.56%) Office 365
4 585 (57.92%) Active Directory
5 568 (56.24%) Windows
6 454 (44.95%) Microsoft Azure
7 305 (30.20%) ITIL
8 294 (29.11%) Windows Server
9 293 (29.01%) VMware
10 257 (25.45%) SharePoint
11 253 (25.05%) MS Exchange
12 252 (24.95%) Microsoft Office
13 251 (24.85%) Cisco
14 250 (24.75%) Windows 10
15 241 (23.86%) DNS
16 226 (22.38%) SCCM
17 213 (21.09%) Citrix
18 207 (20.50%) PowerShell
19 206 (20.40%) DHCP
20 201 (19.90%) Hyper-V
21 188 (18.61%) VMware Infrastructure
21 188 (18.61%) WAN
22 183 (18.12%) Firewall
23 175 (17.33%) LAN
24 166 (16.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 163 (16.14%) Microsoft Certification
26 156 (15.45%) SQL Server
27 149 (14.75%) VPN
28 147 (14.55%) Windows Server 2012
29 144 (14.26%) 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
1 257 (25.45%) SharePoint
2 253 (25.05%) MS Exchange
3 79 (7.82%) Exchange Server 2013
4 74 (7.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 27 (2.67%) IIS
6 13 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2003
7 10 (0.99%) CMS
8 8 (0.79%) Apache
8 8 (0.79%) nginx
9 7 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (0.59%) IBM Domino
10 6 (0.59%) IBM Notes
11 5 (0.50%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.40%) Alfresco
12 4 (0.40%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.30%) Confluence
13 3 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 252 (24.95%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (2.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.19%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (1.09%) Carpe Diem
1 11 (1.09%) Elite 3E
2 6 (0.59%) Eikon
3 4 (0.40%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.099%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.099%) Eze OMS
4 1 (0.099%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.099%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 642 (63.56%) Office 365
2 454 (44.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 131 (12.97%) Amazon AWS
4 116 (11.49%) OneDrive
5 110 (10.89%) Azure Active Directory
6 89 (8.81%) IaaS
7 58 (5.74%) PaaS
8 35 (3.47%) Yammer
9 31 (3.07%) SaaS
10 21 (2.08%) Mimecast
11 20 (1.98%) OpenShift
12 14 (1.39%) Power Platform
13 13 (1.29%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 13 (1.29%) Google Cloud Platform
14 9 (0.89%) Azure Functions
14 9 (0.89%) Azure Machine Learning
14 9 (0.89%) Serverless
15 7 (0.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 7 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
15 7 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 884 (87.52%) Skype
2 241 (23.86%) DNS
3 206 (20.40%) DHCP
4 188 (18.61%) WAN
5 183 (18.12%) Firewall
6 175 (17.33%) LAN
7 149 (14.75%) VPN
8 127 (12.57%) TCP/IP
9 119 (11.78%) SAN
10 118 (11.68%) Unified Communications
11 104 (10.30%) MPLS
12 100 (9.90%) VoIP
13 86 (8.51%) Network Security
14 82 (8.12%) Wireless
15 61 (6.04%) Internet
15 61 (6.04%) WLAN
16 54 (5.35%) Intranet
17 51 (5.05%) PBX
18 49 (4.85%) Remote Desktop
19 40 (3.96%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (15.45%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.29%) Power BI
3 9 (0.89%) Azure SQL Database
4 7 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (0.69%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (0.59%) MySQL
5 6 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.099%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.099%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.099%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.099%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (1.58%) Jenkins
2 12 (1.19%) JIRA
3 9 (0.89%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.59%) Octopus Deploy
4 6 (0.59%) TeamCity
5 4 (0.40%) MSI
6 2 (0.20%) AdminStudio
6 2 (0.20%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.099%) Visual Studio
General
1 134 (13.27%) Finance
2 57 (5.64%) Telecoms
3 46 (4.55%) Law
4 30 (2.97%) Banking
5 25 (2.48%) Legal
6 22 (2.18%) Manufacturing
7 18 (1.78%) Marketing
8 16 (1.58%) Back Office
9 14 (1.39%) Electronics
10 9 (0.89%) Retail
11 7 (0.69%) Multimedia
12 6 (0.59%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.40%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.40%) Local Government
13 4 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.30%) Billing
15 2 (0.20%) Games
16 1 (0.099%) Advertising
16 1 (0.099%) Investment Banking
16 1 (0.099%) Military
Job Titles
1 167 (16.53%) Analyst
2 142 (14.06%) Consultant
3 139 (13.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 89 (8.81%) Support Analyst
5 73 (7.23%) Support Engineer
6 72 (7.13%) Architect
6 72 (7.13%) IT Support
7 59 (5.84%) Desktop Support
8 50 (4.95%) IT Analyst
9 49 (4.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 49 (4.85%) Technical Consultant
10 46 (4.55%) Network Consultant
11 42 (4.16%) Systems Engineer
12 41 (4.06%) 2nd Line Support
12 41 (4.06%) Windows Engineer
13 40 (3.96%) IT Engineer
14 39 (3.86%) Unified Communications Engineer
15 37 (3.66%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
16 36 (3.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 32 (3.17%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (2.57%) LDAP
2 10 (0.99%) SAML
2 10 (0.99%) Software Packaging
3 9 (0.89%) .NET
3 9 (0.89%) JSON
4 8 (0.79%) REST
4 8 (0.79%) Web Services
5 7 (0.69%) MAPI
5 7 (0.69%) XMPP
6 6 (0.59%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (0.40%) COM
7 4 (0.40%) Django
7 4 (0.40%) HTML
8 3 (0.30%) CSS
9 2 (0.20%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.20%) jQuery
9 2 (0.20%) XML
10 1 (0.099%) Middleware
10 1 (0.099%) RESTful
10 1 (0.099%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 143 (14.16%) Data Centre
2 97 (9.60%) Video Conferencing
3 67 (6.63%) Management Information System
4 57 (5.64%) Analytical Skills
4 57 (5.64%) Self-Motivation
5 50 (4.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 30 (2.97%) Blackberry
7 28 (2.77%) Smartphone
8 25 (2.48%) Hybrid Cloud
8 25 (2.48%) User Experience
9 22 (2.18%) iPhone
10 20 (1.98%) Fat Client
10 20 (1.98%) Thin Client
11 19 (1.88%) Public Cloud
12 17 (1.68%) iPad
12 17 (1.68%) Social Media
13 13 (1.29%) Replication
14 12 (1.19%) CMDB
15 11 (1.09%) Driving Licence
16 10 (0.99%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 568 (56.24%) Windows
2 294 (29.11%) Windows Server
3 250 (24.75%) Windows 10
4 147 (14.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 144 (14.26%) Windows 7
6 110 (10.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 44 (4.36%) Apple iOS
8 42 (4.16%) Linux
8 42 (4.16%) Windows 8
8 42 (4.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 34 (3.37%) Android
10 10 (0.99%) VMS
11 8 (0.79%) Windows Vista
12 7 (0.69%) Mac OS
12 7 (0.69%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.59%) CentOS
13 6 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.40%) Mac OS X Server
15 3 (0.30%) Unix
16 2 (0.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 305 (30.20%) ITIL
2 166 (16.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 120 (11.88%) Service Management
4 118 (11.68%) Migration
5 114 (11.29%) Problem-Solving
6 107 (10.59%) Agile Software Development
7 97 (9.60%) Change Management
8 92 (9.11%) Mentoring
9 86 (8.51%) Presales
10 84 (8.32%) Project Management
11 74 (7.33%) Line Management
12 73 (7.23%) Incident Management
13 66 (6.53%) Coaching
14 60 (5.94%) Customer Requirements
14 60 (5.94%) Service Delivery
15 58 (5.74%) Mobile Device Management
15 58 (5.74%) Network Monitoring
16 52 (5.15%) Network Design
17 48 (4.75%) Digital Transformation Programme
17 48 (4.75%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 207 (20.50%) PowerShell
2 94 (9.31%) SQL
3 24 (2.38%) Python
4 14 (1.39%) Bash Shell
5 12 (1.19%) Ruby
6 8 (0.79%) C#
6 8 (0.79%) Go
7 6 (0.59%) C
8 5 (0.50%) VB
9 4 (0.40%) PHP
9 4 (0.40%) VBScript
10 3 (0.30%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.20%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.099%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.099%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 163 (16.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 123 (12.18%) MCSE
3 111 (10.99%) Cisco Certification
4 106 (10.50%) CCNA
5 88 (8.71%) Degree
6 83 (8.22%) CCNP
7 59 (5.84%) MCSA
8 46 (4.55%) MCP
9 34 (3.37%) Security Cleared
10 25 (2.48%) MCITP
11 20 (1.98%) SC Cleared
12 19 (1.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 18 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
14 17 (1.68%) Citrix Certification
15 15 (1.49%) A+ Certification
15 15 (1.49%) MCDST
16 12 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
17 11 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 10 (0.99%) CCDP
18 10 (0.99%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (7.72%) SLA
2 19 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.29%) GDPR
4 12 (1.19%) QA
5 6 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 5 (0.50%) PMO
7 3 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.099%) BS7799
8 1 (0.099%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.099%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 585 (57.92%) Active Directory
2 201 (19.90%) Hyper-V
3 188 (18.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 94 (9.31%) XenApp
5 48 (4.75%) Virtual Machines
5 48 (4.75%) VMware ESXi
5 48 (4.75%) XenDesktop
6 45 (4.46%) vSphere
7 37 (3.66%) Docker
8 24 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
9 22 (2.18%) BitLocker
10 17 (1.68%) VMware Workstation
11 12 (1.19%) Terminal Server
12 9 (0.89%) Firmware
12 9 (0.89%) Virtual Servers
13 8 (0.79%) iptables
13 8 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
13 8 (0.79%) VirtualBox
13 8 (0.79%) Xen
14 7 (0.69%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Systems Management
1 226 (22.38%) SCCM
2 114 (11.29%) Microsoft Intune
3 31 (3.07%) WSUS
4 30 (2.97%) SCOM
5 29 (2.87%) Kubernetes
6 28 (2.77%) Single Sign-On
7 25 (2.48%) AirWatch
8 24 (2.38%) Terraform
9 23 (2.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 21 (2.08%) Cisco CUCM
11 20 (1.98%) vCenter Server
12 18 (1.78%) Norton AntiVirus
13 15 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
13 15 (1.49%) Puppet
14 14 (1.39%) Ansible
14 14 (1.39%) FortiGate
15 13 (1.29%) Nessus
16 12 (1.19%) DameWare
16 12 (1.19%) NetBackup
16 12 (1.19%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 672 (66.53%) Microsoft
2 293 (29.01%) VMware
3 251 (24.85%) Cisco
4 213 (21.09%) Citrix
5 82 (8.12%) HP
6 69 (6.83%) Apple
7 68 (6.73%) Avaya
8 56 (5.54%) Dell
9 55 (5.45%) Symantec
10 52 (5.15%) CommVault
11 50 (4.95%) Veeam
12 47 (4.65%) Polycom
13 37 (3.66%) Mitel
14 27 (2.67%) Juniper
14 27 (2.67%) Meraki
14 27 (2.67%) SolarWinds
15 25 (2.48%) Ivanti
16 23 (2.28%) CheckPoint
17 21 (2.08%) Google
18 20 (1.98%) Zscaler