Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 414 460 377
Rank change year-on-year +46 -83 +64
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 892 973 1,456
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.71% 0.64% 0.86%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.85% 3.96% 4.89%
Number of salaries quoted 715 801 1,105
England median annual salary £43,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% -5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £68,750
UK median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.56% -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 18,379 24,582 29,774
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 14.61% 16.19% 17.54%
Number of salaries quoted 14,892 19,916 24,298
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,000 £27,285
90th Percentile £85,000 £84,000 £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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +50 411 £47,500 -5.00% 39
North of England +41 165 £43,298 +23.71% 31
South East +57 138 £50,000 +5.26% 27
North West +28 80 £41,818 +22.99% 20
Midlands +38 73 £40,000 -5.88% 13
Yorkshire +18 67 £44,721 +31.53% 9
East of England +32 51 £40,000 -11.11% 5
East Midlands +28 50 £40,000 -5.88% 7
South West +8 50 £38,750 +8.57% 14
West Midlands +8 22 £33,250 -30.00% 6
North East +24 18 £44,721 +19.26% 2
Skype for Business
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 799 (89.57%) Skype
2 616 (69.06%) Office 365
3 609 (68.27%) Microsoft
4 497 (55.72%) Windows
5 460 (51.57%) Active Directory
6 339 (38.00%) Azure
7 257 (28.81%) Windows Server
8 246 (27.58%) VMware
9 235 (26.35%) SharePoint
10 234 (26.23%) Microsoft Office
11 230 (25.78%) SCCM
12 219 (24.55%) MS Exchange
13 210 (23.54%) Windows 10
14 200 (22.42%) Hyper-V
15 194 (21.75%) ITIL
16 180 (20.18%) Cisco
17 179 (20.07%) Citrix
18 160 (17.94%) WAN
18 160 (17.94%) PowerShell
19 159 (17.83%) LAN
20 154 (17.26%) Firewall
21 153 (17.15%) DNS
22 146 (16.37%) DHCP
23 144 (16.14%) VMware Infrastructure
24 136 (15.25%) Microsoft Certification
25 135 (15.13%) Windows Server 2012
26 133 (14.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
27 125 (14.01%) SQL Server
28 124 (13.90%) Windows 7
28 124 (13.90%) OneDrive

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
1 235 (26.35%) SharePoint
2 219 (24.55%) MS Exchange
3 71 (7.96%) Exchange Server 2013
4 62 (6.95%) Exchange Server 2010
5 26 (2.91%) IIS
6 12 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
7 10 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (0.67%) Confluence
8 6 (0.67%) IBM Domino
8 6 (0.67%) IBM Notes
9 4 (0.45%) Alfresco
9 4 (0.45%) CMS
10 3 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.22%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 234 (26.23%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (3.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 26 (2.91%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (1.35%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.34%) Adobe Captivate
6 3 (0.34%) Camtasia
6 3 (0.34%) Snagit
7 2 (0.22%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 5 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.11%) Eze OMS
2 1 (0.11%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.11%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 616 (69.06%) Office 365
2 339 (38.00%) Azure
3 124 (13.90%) OneDrive
4 110 (12.33%) AWS
5 83 (9.30%) Azure Active Directory
6 46 (5.16%) PaaS
7 40 (4.48%) SaaS
8 35 (3.92%) IaaS
9 28 (3.14%) Mimecast
10 23 (2.58%) Yammer
11 16 (1.79%) OpenShift
12 6 (0.67%) Serverless
13 5 (0.56%) Power Platform
14 4 (0.45%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 4 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (0.45%) PowerApps
15 2 (0.22%) GCP
15 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Flow
16 1 (0.11%) Datadog
16 1 (0.11%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 799 (89.57%) Skype
2 160 (17.94%) WAN
3 159 (17.83%) LAN
4 154 (17.26%) Firewall
5 153 (17.15%) DNS
6 146 (16.37%) DHCP
7 121 (13.57%) TCP/IP
8 114 (12.78%) VPN
9 109 (12.22%) SAN
10 97 (10.87%) Unified Communications
11 86 (9.64%) VoIP
12 75 (8.41%) Intranet
12 75 (8.41%) MPLS
13 71 (7.96%) Network Security
14 60 (6.73%) Wireless
15 54 (6.05%) Internet
16 49 (5.49%) NetScaler
16 49 (5.49%) WLAN
17 46 (5.16%) Remote Desktop
18 33 (3.70%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (14.01%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
4 6 (0.67%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.22%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.11%) Cosmos DB
7 1 (0.11%) Power BI
7 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (1.23%) JIRA
2 9 (1.01%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.34%) MSI
4 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 82 (9.19%) Finance
2 41 (4.60%) Public Sector
3 35 (3.92%) Law
3 35 (3.92%) Telecoms
4 21 (2.35%) Back Office
5 19 (2.13%) Marketing
6 18 (2.02%) Retail
7 17 (1.91%) Manufacturing
8 12 (1.35%) Electronics
9 10 (1.12%) Legal
9 10 (1.12%) Local Government
10 7 (0.78%) Brand Awareness
11 5 (0.56%) Billing
12 4 (0.45%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.45%) Banking
12 4 (0.45%) French Language
12 4 (0.45%) German Language
13 3 (0.34%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.22%) Games
14 2 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 165 (18.50%) Analyst
2 125 (14.01%) Consultant
3 115 (12.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 96 (10.76%) Support Engineer
5 79 (8.86%) Support Analyst
6 69 (7.74%) IT Support
7 63 (7.06%) Architect
8 59 (6.61%) IT Analyst
9 57 (6.39%) Desktop Support
10 53 (5.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 44 (4.93%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 41 (4.60%) 2nd Line Support
13 39 (4.37%) Service Analyst
14 38 (4.26%) IT Support Analyst
15 37 (4.15%) Desktop Engineer
15 37 (4.15%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 36 (4.04%) Network Consultant
17 34 (3.81%) Technical Consultant
17 34 (3.81%) Windows Engineer
18 31 (3.48%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.23%) Web Services
2 7 (0.78%) JSON
2 7 (0.78%) LDAP
3 6 (0.67%) MAPI
3 6 (0.67%) SAML
4 3 (0.34%) XMPP
5 2 (0.22%) COM
6 1 (0.11%) .NET
6 1 (0.11%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.11%) CSS
6 1 (0.11%) HTML
6 1 (0.11%) HTML5
6 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Graph
6 1 (0.11%) React
6 1 (0.11%) REST
6 1 (0.11%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 118 (13.23%) Data Centre
2 100 (11.21%) Video Conferencing
3 61 (6.84%) Self-Motivation
4 57 (6.39%) Management Information System
5 54 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
6 39 (4.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 39 (4.37%) Smartphone
7 38 (4.26%) User Experience
8 21 (2.35%) Blackberry
8 21 (2.35%) Hybrid Cloud
9 19 (2.13%) Fat Client
9 19 (2.13%) Thin Client
10 17 (1.91%) iPhone
11 16 (1.79%) iPad
12 15 (1.68%) PKI
13 11 (1.23%) Public Cloud
13 11 (1.23%) Social Media
14 10 (1.12%) Driving Licence
15 9 (1.01%) e-Learning
15 9 (1.01%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 497 (55.72%) Windows
2 257 (28.81%) Windows Server
3 210 (23.54%) Windows 10
4 135 (15.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 124 (13.90%) Windows 7
6 100 (11.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 45 (5.04%) Windows 8
8 44 (4.93%) Windows Server 2003
9 34 (3.81%) Android
10 32 (3.59%) Apple iOS
11 31 (3.48%) Linux
12 6 (0.67%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.45%) Unix
13 4 (0.45%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.34%) Solaris
14 3 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.11%) CentOS
15 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (21.75%) ITIL
2 133 (14.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 104 (11.66%) Agile Software Development
4 101 (11.32%) Service Management
5 100 (11.21%) Mentoring
6 97 (10.87%) Change Management
7 82 (9.19%) Problem-Solving
8 77 (8.63%) Migration
9 76 (8.52%) Coaching
10 68 (7.62%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 63 (7.06%) Presales
12 60 (6.73%) Service Delivery
13 53 (5.94%) Network Design
13 53 (5.94%) Project Management
14 51 (5.72%) Mobile Device Management
15 48 (5.38%) Customer Requirements
16 45 (5.04%) Incident Management
17 42 (4.71%) Network Monitoring
18 41 (4.60%) Break/Fix
18 41 (4.60%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 160 (17.94%) PowerShell
2 73 (8.18%) SQL
3 8 (0.90%) Bash Shell
3 8 (0.90%) C
4 6 (0.67%) Python
5 5 (0.56%) VBScript
6 4 (0.45%) VB
7 1 (0.11%) Java
7 1 (0.11%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.11%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.11%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 136 (15.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 105 (11.77%) MCSE
3 99 (11.10%) Cisco Certification
4 91 (10.20%) CCNA
5 66 (7.40%) Degree
6 65 (7.29%) CCNP
7 55 (6.17%) Security Cleared
8 47 (5.27%) MCSA
9 39 (4.37%) MCP
10 29 (3.25%) SC Cleared
11 25 (2.80%) A+ Certification
12 24 (2.69%) MCITP
13 21 (2.35%) Citrix Certification
14 13 (1.46%) MCDST
15 11 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 9 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 8 (0.90%) CCA
17 8 (0.90%) DV Cleared
18 7 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 6 (0.67%) Avaya Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (9.64%) SLA
2 21 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.12%) QA
4 9 (1.01%) PMO
5 7 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 6 (0.67%) Actionable Recommendations
7 5 (0.56%) GDPR
8 3 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.22%) COBIT
9 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.11%) BS7799
10 1 (0.11%) GxP
10 1 (0.11%) NCSC
System Software
1 460 (51.57%) Active Directory
2 200 (22.42%) Hyper-V
3 144 (16.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 83 (9.30%) XenApp
5 40 (4.48%) vSphere
6 37 (4.15%) XenDesktop
7 28 (3.14%) Virtual Machines
8 27 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
9 20 (2.24%) BitLocker
10 16 (1.79%) Docker
11 14 (1.57%) Microsoft App-V
12 9 (1.01%) Firmware
12 9 (1.01%) VMware Workstation
13 7 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (0.67%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
15 4 (0.45%) Terminal Server
15 4 (0.45%) vCloud
15 4 (0.45%) VMware NSX
16 3 (0.34%) Forefront TMG
16 3 (0.34%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 230 (25.78%) SCCM
2 120 (13.45%) Microsoft Intune
3 34 (3.81%) WSUS
4 31 (3.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 22 (2.47%) Kubernetes
6 20 (2.24%) SCOM
7 19 (2.13%) Backup Exec
7 19 (2.13%) Single Sign-On
8 17 (1.91%) Cisco CUCM
9 16 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
9 16 (1.79%) Terraform
10 15 (1.68%) AirWatch
11 10 (1.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 8 (0.90%) FortiGate
12 8 (0.90%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 8 (0.90%) Nessus
12 8 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
12 8 (0.90%) Puppet
12 8 (0.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 7 (0.78%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 609 (68.27%) Microsoft
2 246 (27.58%) VMware
3 180 (20.18%) Cisco
4 179 (20.07%) Citrix
5 70 (7.85%) HP
6 59 (6.61%) Apple
6 59 (6.61%) Polycom
7 51 (5.72%) Symantec
8 47 (5.27%) CommVault
9 45 (5.04%) Dell
10 42 (4.71%) Avaya
11 37 (4.15%) Mitel
11 37 (4.15%) Veeam
12 26 (2.91%) Ivanti
13 23 (2.58%) CheckPoint
13 23 (2.58%) ServiceNow
13 23 (2.58%) Zscaler
14 21 (2.35%) Sophos
15 19 (2.13%) MobileIron
16 18 (2.02%) Palo Alto