Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 400 385 346
Rank change year-on-year -15 -39 -52
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 1,238 1,308 1,841
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.76% 0.79% 0.93%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.49% 4.44% 4.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1,041 1,083 1,649
England median annual salary £47,500 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.47% +1.18% -5.56%
10th Percentile £24,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £44,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.74% +4.71% -5.56%

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 27,603 29,467 37,410
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 16.94% 17.90% 18.88%
Number of salaries quoted 22,976 24,779 31,591
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 -17 595 £50,000 +16.28% 63
North of England +41 168 £34,575 -1.21% 21
South East -94 139 £50,000 - 27
Midlands +33 136 £50,000 +4.71% 10
East of England -15 97 £36,250 -18.54% 20
South West +47 83 £25,500 -36.25% 7
North West +21 81 £34,000 +4.62% 13
Yorkshire +52 78 £37,500 - 6
West Midlands +30 77 £50,000 -4.76% 3
East Midlands +5 58 £46,000 +3.80% 7
North East -40 9 £32,500 -15.58% 2
Skype for Business
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 910 (73.51%) Skype
2 762 (61.55%) Microsoft
3 761 (61.47%) Windows
4 713 (57.59%) Active Directory
5 511 (41.28%) Office 365
6 440 (35.54%) Windows Server
7 410 (33.12%) VMware
8 329 (26.58%) ITIL
9 318 (25.69%) MS Exchange
10 314 (25.36%) Microsoft Azure
11 310 (25.04%) Cisco
12 264 (21.32%) Citrix
13 260 (21.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 245 (19.79%) SharePoint
15 235 (18.98%) Windows Server 2012
16 230 (18.58%) SCCM
17 229 (18.50%) Hyper-V
18 228 (18.42%) Unified Communications
19 215 (17.37%) Windows Server 2008
20 205 (16.56%) Firewall
21 203 (16.40%) DNS
22 191 (15.43%) Microsoft Office
23 179 (14.46%) Microsoft Certification
24 177 (14.30%) Windows 7
24 177 (14.30%) Windows 10
25 172 (13.89%) SQL
26 171 (13.81%) Finance
27 168 (13.57%) WAN
28 167 (13.49%) SQL Server
29 165 (13.33%) DHCP

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
1 318 (25.69%) MS Exchange
2 245 (19.79%) SharePoint
3 152 (12.28%) Exchange Server 2013
4 141 (11.39%) Exchange Server 2010
5 72 (5.82%) IIS
6 46 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2007
7 41 (3.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 34 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2003
9 29 (2.34%) SharePoint 2013
10 16 (1.29%) CMS
11 12 (0.97%) Office Communications Server
12 10 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (0.48%) Confluence
13 6 (0.48%) TPMS
14 4 (0.32%) IBM Domino
14 4 (0.32%) IBM Notes
15 3 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
16 2 (0.16%) OpenStack
17 1 (0.081%) Apache Solr
17 1 (0.081%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 191 (15.43%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (2.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 32 (2.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (1.05%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.97%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 7 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.32%) Adobe Captivate
7 4 (0.32%) Camtasia
8 2 (0.16%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.16%) InCopy
8 2 (0.16%) InDesign
8 2 (0.16%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.16%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 14 (1.13%) Eikon
1 14 (1.13%) Elite 3E
2 10 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.16%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.081%) Carpe Diem
5 1 (0.081%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 511 (41.28%) Office 365
2 314 (25.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 81 (6.54%) Mimecast
4 79 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
5 68 (5.49%) OneDrive
6 54 (4.36%) IaaS
7 50 (4.04%) Azure Active Directory
8 16 (1.29%) PaaS
9 14 (1.13%) SaaS
10 13 (1.05%) Yammer
11 12 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
12 5 (0.40%) G Suite
13 4 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
14 3 (0.24%) Rackspace Cloud
15 1 (0.081%) Amazon EC2
15 1 (0.081%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 910 (73.51%) Skype
2 228 (18.42%) Unified Communications
3 205 (16.56%) Firewall
4 203 (16.40%) DNS
5 168 (13.57%) WAN
6 165 (13.33%) DHCP
7 146 (11.79%) LAN
7 146 (11.79%) SAN
8 143 (11.55%) VPN
9 122 (9.85%) VoIP
10 90 (7.27%) TCP/IP
11 88 (7.11%) Wireless
12 87 (7.03%) MPLS
13 52 (4.20%) Wi-Fi
14 44 (3.55%) VLAN
15 41 (3.31%) OSPF
16 39 (3.15%) PBX
17 37 (2.99%) Telepresence
17 37 (2.99%) WLAN
18 36 (2.91%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (13.49%) SQL Server
2 25 (2.02%) Amazon RDS
3 21 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (1.53%) SQL Server 2014
5 18 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
6 13 (1.05%) Power BI
7 12 (0.97%) SQL Server 2016
8 8 (0.65%) Relational Database
9 7 (0.57%) Big Data
9 7 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (0.57%) OLAP
10 6 (0.48%) Azure SQL Database
10 6 (0.48%) MySQL
10 6 (0.48%) NoSQL
10 6 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (0.40%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.24%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.081%) DB2
13 1 (0.081%) MongoDB
13 1 (0.081%) Redis
Development Applications
1 12 (0.97%) JIRA
2 11 (0.89%) Git (software)
3 9 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
5 7 (0.57%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.40%) Fiddler
7 4 (0.32%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.24%) Travis CI
8 3 (0.24%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.16%) MSI
9 2 (0.16%) ReSharper
9 2 (0.16%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.16%) TestComplete
10 1 (0.081%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.081%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 171 (13.81%) Finance
2 120 (9.69%) Law
3 98 (7.92%) Legal
4 70 (5.65%) Banking
5 56 (4.52%) Telecoms
6 36 (2.91%) Retail
7 31 (2.50%) Marketing
8 21 (1.70%) Retail Banking
9 20 (1.62%) Investment Banking
10 16 (1.29%) Multimedia
11 13 (1.05%) Publishing
12 12 (0.97%) Advertising
12 12 (0.97%) German Language
12 12 (0.97%) Manufacturing
13 11 (0.89%) Billing
14 7 (0.57%) French Language
15 6 (0.48%) Back Office
15 6 (0.48%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.40%) Spanish Language
17 4 (0.32%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 220 (17.77%) Analyst
2 189 (15.27%) Consultant
3 137 (11.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 118 (9.53%) Support Engineer
5 101 (8.16%) Support Analyst
6 94 (7.59%) IT Support
7 69 (5.57%) 2nd Line Support
7 69 (5.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 61 (4.93%) IT Analyst
9 54 (4.36%) 3rd Line Support
9 54 (4.36%) Architect
10 48 (3.88%) Exchange Engineer
10 48 (3.88%) IT Support Analyst
11 47 (3.80%) Unified Communications Engineer
12 46 (3.72%) Technical Consultant
13 45 (3.63%) Service Analyst
14 44 (3.55%) Desktop Support
15 42 (3.39%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 41 (3.31%) Administrator
17 40 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (2.50%) XMPP
2 22 (1.78%) .NET
3 16 (1.29%) Web Services
4 13 (1.05%) ASP.NET
4 13 (1.05%) HTML
4 13 (1.05%) LDAP
5 11 (0.89%) ASP.NET MVC
5 11 (0.89%) WPF
6 10 (0.81%) HTML5
6 10 (0.81%) WCF
7 8 (0.65%) jQuery
7 8 (0.65%) JSON
7 8 (0.65%) XML
8 7 (0.57%) .NET Framework
8 7 (0.57%) AngularJS
9 6 (0.48%) SOAP
10 5 (0.40%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 5 (0.40%) Backbone.js
10 5 (0.40%) Entity Framework
10 5 (0.40%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 89 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (7.03%) Data Centre
2 87 (7.03%) Video Conferencing
3 85 (6.87%) Blackberry
4 50 (4.04%) Clustering
5 40 (3.23%) Computer Science
5 40 (3.23%) Management Information System
6 35 (2.83%) Driving Licence
7 26 (2.10%) Replication
8 25 (2.02%) PKI
9 24 (1.94%) User Experience
10 23 (1.86%) Public Cloud
11 19 (1.53%) HP StoreVirtual
11 19 (1.53%) Hybrid Cloud
12 16 (1.29%) Fat Client
12 16 (1.29%) iPad
12 16 (1.29%) Thin Client
13 15 (1.21%) Virtual Team
14 14 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
15 12 (0.97%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 761 (61.47%) Windows
2 440 (35.54%) Windows Server
3 235 (18.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 215 (17.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 177 (14.30%) Windows 10
5 177 (14.30%) Windows 7
6 81 (6.54%) Linux
7 73 (5.90%) Apple iOS
8 59 (4.77%) Windows Server 2003
9 50 (4.04%) Mac OS X
10 45 (3.63%) Android
11 25 (2.02%) Windows 8
12 21 (1.70%) Windows XP
13 15 (1.21%) Unix
14 12 (0.97%) CentOS
15 9 (0.73%) Windows Phone
16 8 (0.65%) Mac OS
17 6 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 6 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
17 6 (0.48%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 329 (26.58%) ITIL
2 116 (9.37%) Presales
3 104 (8.40%) Migration
4 94 (7.59%) Service Management
5 93 (7.51%) Service Delivery
6 85 (6.87%) Project Management
7 77 (6.22%) Problem Management
8 75 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
9 68 (5.49%) PRINCE2
9 68 (5.49%) Time Management
10 66 (5.33%) Incident Management
11 64 (5.17%) Business Continuity
12 56 (4.52%) Change Management
13 52 (4.20%) Continuous Improvement
14 47 (3.80%) Kalman Filter
15 44 (3.55%) Agile Software Development
15 44 (3.55%) CRM
15 44 (3.55%) Mentoring
16 40 (3.23%) Collaborative Working
16 40 (3.23%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 172 (13.89%) SQL
2 140 (11.31%) PowerShell
3 29 (2.34%) C#
4 25 (2.02%) C
5 19 (1.53%) JavaScript
6 5 (0.40%) Bash Shell
6 5 (0.40%) ES6
6 5 (0.40%) TypeScript
7 3 (0.24%) F#
7 3 (0.24%) PHP
7 3 (0.24%) Ruby
8 2 (0.16%) Java
8 2 (0.16%) Python
8 2 (0.16%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.16%) VBScript
9 1 (0.081%) Perl
9 1 (0.081%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 179 (14.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 122 (9.85%) Cisco Certification
3 111 (8.97%) MCSE
4 89 (7.19%) Degree
5 88 (7.11%) CCNP
6 79 (6.38%) Security Cleared
7 64 (5.17%) MCSA
8 48 (3.88%) CCIE
8 48 (3.88%) CCNA
9 46 (3.72%) SC Cleared
10 45 (3.63%) CCVP
11 34 (2.75%) MCP
12 24 (1.94%) CCDP
12 24 (1.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 23 (1.86%) CCNP Voice
13 23 (1.86%) JNCIE
13 23 (1.86%) JNCIP
14 22 (1.78%) CCDA
15 19 (1.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 18 (1.45%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (9.21%) SLA
2 20 (1.62%) QA
3 17 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (1.29%) PMO
5 12 (0.97%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (0.40%) GDPR
7 2 (0.16%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.16%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.081%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.081%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 713 (57.59%) Active Directory
2 260 (21.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 229 (18.50%) Hyper-V
4 82 (6.62%) XenApp
5 46 (3.72%) XenDesktop
6 44 (3.55%) VMware ESXi
7 36 (2.91%) vSphere
8 29 (2.34%) VMware Workstation
9 23 (1.86%) XenServer
10 15 (1.21%) DFS Replication
11 14 (1.13%) Virtual Servers
12 9 (0.73%) Firmware
12 9 (0.73%) Terminal Services
13 8 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
14 7 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
14 7 (0.57%) VMware Server
15 6 (0.48%) BitLocker
16 3 (0.24%) Docker
16 3 (0.24%) Forefront TMG
16 3 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 230 (18.58%) SCCM
2 78 (6.30%) SCOM
3 61 (4.93%) Cisco CUCM
4 53 (4.28%) Cisco UCCX
5 49 (3.96%) Cisco UCCE
6 47 (3.80%) AirWatch
7 45 (3.63%) Backup Exec
8 32 (2.58%) WSUS
9 29 (2.34%) vCenter Server
10 25 (2.02%) Microsoft Intune
11 17 (1.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 16 (1.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 15 (1.21%) SCOrch
14 11 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
14 11 (0.89%) ServiceCenter
15 8 (0.65%) Ansible
15 8 (0.65%) NetBackup
15 8 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
16 7 (0.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 6 (0.48%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 762 (61.55%) Microsoft
2 410 (33.12%) VMware
3 310 (25.04%) Cisco
4 264 (21.32%) Citrix
5 121 (9.77%) HP
6 117 (9.45%) Avaya
7 98 (7.92%) Veeam
8 88 (7.11%) NetApp
9 75 (6.06%) Apple
10 54 (4.36%) Dell
11 51 (4.12%) EMC
12 47 (3.80%) Polycom
13 42 (3.39%) 3PAR
14 41 (3.31%) Palo Alto
15 40 (3.23%) CommVault
16 35 (2.83%) F5
17 34 (2.75%) iManage
18 32 (2.58%) CheckPoint
19 29 (2.34%) Juniper
20 28 (2.26%) Symantec