Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 366 420 370
Rank change year-on-year +54 -50 -41
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 1441 1284 1777
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.85% 0.72% 0.86%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.89% 3.93% 4.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1095 1094 1572
England median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% - -5.56%
10th Percentile £24,750 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £63,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% - -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 29455 32639 38863
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 17.45% 18.28% 18.89%
Number of salaries quoted 24016 27733 32568
England median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,250 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 +66 808 £50,000 +11.11% 36
South East -2 165 £42,500 +6.25% 10
North of England +45 157 £37,000 -1.33% 15
Midlands +9 117 £50,000 +3.63% 17
East of England +26 103 £44,375 -0.28% 7
South West +51 83 £25,500 -36.25% 5
West Midlands 0 76 £47,500 -8.65% 8
Yorkshire +61 75 £45,000 +20.00% 8
North West +13 71 £34,000 +4.62% 6
East Midlands +21 40 £52,500 +31.25% 9
North East -32 11 £32,500 -15.58% 1
Skype for Business
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT jobs citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 1112 (77.17%) Skype
2 961 (66.69%) Microsoft
3 885 (61.42%) Windows
4 852 (59.13%) Active Directory
5 634 (44.00%) Office 365
6 504 (34.98%) VMware
7 466 (32.34%) MS Exchange
8 450 (31.23%) Windows Server
9 427 (29.63%) ITIL
10 396 (27.48%) Citrix
11 355 (24.64%) Microsoft Azure
12 350 (24.29%) Cisco
13 344 (23.87%) Microsoft Office
14 338 (23.46%) Finance
15 326 (22.62%) SCCM
16 315 (21.86%) Windows 7
17 290 (20.12%) SharePoint
18 285 (19.78%) VMware Infrastructure
19 268 (18.60%) Microsoft Certification
20 255 (17.70%) Unified Communications
21 232 (16.10%) DNS
22 228 (15.82%) Blackberry
23 223 (15.48%) Banking
24 221 (15.34%) Exchange Server 2010
24 221 (15.34%) Hyper-V
25 218 (15.13%) MCSE
26 217 (15.06%) Windows Server 2012
27 214 (14.85%) DHCP
27 214 (14.85%) Firewall
28 212 (14.71%) Windows 10

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
1 466 (32.34%) MS Exchange
2 290 (20.12%) SharePoint
3 221 (15.34%) Exchange Server 2010
4 151 (10.48%) Exchange Server 2013
5 90 (6.25%) IIS
6 43 (2.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 43 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2003
7 35 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2007
8 28 (1.94%) CMS
8 28 (1.94%) SharePoint 2013
9 24 (1.67%) Office Communications Server
10 16 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (0.42%) IBM Notes
12 6 (0.42%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.28%) SAS
13 4 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.14%) JBoss
14 2 (0.14%) MindAlign
15 1 (0.069%) TPMS
Applications
1 344 (23.87%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (2.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (1.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (0.97%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.62%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (0.35%) Adobe Captivate
6 5 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.28%) Camtasia
7 4 (0.28%) InCopy
7 4 (0.28%) InDesign
8 3 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.14%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.069%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.069%) Revit
Business Applications
1 24 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.97%) Eikon
3 9 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.14%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.069%) Infor SunSystems
7 1 (0.069%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.069%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.069%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.069%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 634 (44.00%) Office 365
2 355 (24.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 162 (11.24%) IaaS
4 116 (8.05%) Amazon AWS
5 66 (4.58%) Mimecast
6 61 (4.23%) OneDrive
7 56 (3.89%) Azure Active Directory
8 43 (2.98%) PaaS
9 30 (2.08%) SaaS
10 26 (1.80%) Yammer
11 14 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
12 12 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
13 11 (0.76%) G Suite
14 6 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
14 6 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 4 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
16 3 (0.21%) Dropbox
16 3 (0.21%) Rackspace Cloud
17 2 (0.14%) Slack
18 1 (0.069%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1112 (77.17%) Skype
2 255 (17.70%) Unified Communications
3 232 (16.10%) DNS
4 214 (14.85%) DHCP
4 214 (14.85%) Firewall
5 181 (12.56%) VPN
6 171 (11.87%) VoIP
7 170 (11.80%) WAN
8 147 (10.20%) LAN
9 139 (9.65%) SAN
10 114 (7.91%) MPLS
11 107 (7.43%) TCP/IP
12 96 (6.66%) Wireless
13 70 (4.86%) PBX
14 56 (3.89%) Remote Desktop
15 50 (3.47%) OSPF
16 48 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
17 47 (3.26%) VLAN
18 46 (3.19%) BGP
18 46 (3.19%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (10.90%) SQL Server
2 22 (1.53%) Amazon RDS
3 21 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (0.76%) Big Data
5 11 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
6 10 (0.69%) Power BI
7 9 (0.62%) OLAP
8 8 (0.56%) Hadoop
8 8 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (0.56%) SQL Server 2016
9 7 (0.49%) MySQL
9 7 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.35%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.35%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.21%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (0.21%) SQL Server 2000
12 2 (0.14%) Electronic Patient Records
12 2 (0.14%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (0.76%) JIRA
3 8 (0.56%) Fiddler
4 7 (0.49%) MSI
5 5 (0.35%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.21%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.21%) Travis CI
6 3 (0.21%) Vagrant
6 3 (0.21%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.069%) CircleCI
7 1 (0.069%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.069%) TeamCity
General
1 338 (23.46%) Finance
2 223 (15.48%) Banking
3 169 (11.73%) Investment Banking
4 163 (11.31%) Retail Banking
5 89 (6.18%) Law
6 84 (5.83%) Legal
7 79 (5.48%) Telecoms
8 46 (3.19%) Retail
9 31 (2.15%) French Language
10 30 (2.08%) Marketing
11 22 (1.53%) Multimedia
12 17 (1.18%) Publishing
13 16 (1.11%) Advertising
14 15 (1.04%) Back Office
15 14 (0.97%) Games
16 10 (0.69%) German Language
16 10 (0.69%) Spanish Language
17 8 (0.56%) Manufacturing
18 6 (0.42%) Dutch Language
19 5 (0.35%) Billing
Job Titles
1 199 (13.81%) Analyst
2 179 (12.42%) Consultant
3 176 (12.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 159 (11.03%) Support Engineer
5 116 (8.05%) IT Support
6 99 (6.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 96 (6.66%) 3rd Line Support
8 88 (6.11%) Support Analyst
9 68 (4.72%) Architect
10 66 (4.58%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 65 (4.51%) IT Analyst
11 65 (4.51%) Service Analyst
12 63 (4.37%) 2nd Line Support
13 54 (3.75%) Head of Support
13 54 (3.75%) IT Support Analyst
14 53 (3.68%) Infrastructure Support
15 52 (3.61%) Desktop Support
16 51 (3.54%) Unified Communications Engineer
17 48 (3.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
17 48 (3.33%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (2.71%) XMPP
2 25 (1.73%) .NET
3 16 (1.11%) Web Services
4 13 (0.90%) XML
5 12 (0.83%) ASP.NET
5 12 (0.83%) HTML
6 11 (0.76%) WCF
7 10 (0.69%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (0.69%) WPF
8 9 (0.62%) SOAP
9 8 (0.56%) .NET Framework
9 8 (0.56%) ADO.NET
9 8 (0.56%) AngularJS
9 8 (0.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 8 (0.56%) Backbone.js
9 8 (0.56%) Entity Framework
9 8 (0.56%) HTML5
9 8 (0.56%) jQuery
9 8 (0.56%) JSON
9 8 (0.56%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 228 (15.82%) Blackberry
2 142 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
3 116 (8.05%) User Experience
4 92 (6.38%) Data Centre
5 88 (6.11%) Video Conferencing
6 59 (4.09%) Clustering
7 37 (2.57%) Computer Science
8 35 (2.43%) Replication
9 29 (2.01%) Public Cloud
10 28 (1.94%) Driving Licence
11 27 (1.87%) Management Information System
12 25 (1.73%) PKI
13 18 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
14 17 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
14 17 (1.18%) Private Cloud
15 16 (1.11%) Fat Client
15 16 (1.11%) iPad
15 16 (1.11%) Thin Client
16 14 (0.97%) BYOD
17 13 (0.90%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 885 (61.42%) Windows
2 450 (31.23%) Windows Server
3 315 (21.86%) Windows 7
4 217 (15.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 212 (14.71%) Windows 10
6 211 (14.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 176 (12.21%) Apple iOS
8 160 (11.10%) Android
8 160 (11.10%) Mac OS X
9 150 (10.41%) Linux
10 67 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
11 52 (3.61%) Windows 8
12 28 (1.94%) Windows XP
13 26 (1.80%) Mac OS
14 25 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 22 (1.53%) Unix
16 16 (1.11%) CentOS
17 9 (0.62%) Windows Mobile
17 9 (0.62%) Windows Phone
17 9 (0.62%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 427 (29.63%) ITIL
2 183 (12.70%) Service Management
3 173 (12.01%) Asset Management
4 162 (11.24%) Wealth Management
5 142 (9.85%) Migration
6 130 (9.02%) Presales
7 99 (6.87%) Problem Management
8 87 (6.04%) Service Delivery
9 73 (5.07%) Project Management
10 71 (4.93%) Disaster Recovery
11 68 (4.72%) Kalman Filter
12 65 (4.51%) CRM
13 61 (4.23%) Business Continuity
14 59 (4.09%) Incident Management
15 58 (4.02%) Time Management
16 53 (3.68%) Knowledge Management
17 51 (3.54%) Mentoring
18 48 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
18 48 (3.33%) Patch Management
18 48 (3.33%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 183 (12.70%) PowerShell
2 180 (12.49%) SQL
3 23 (1.60%) C#
4 15 (1.04%) JavaScript
5 14 (0.97%) C
6 9 (0.62%) Bash Shell
7 8 (0.56%) ES6
7 8 (0.56%) VBScript
8 7 (0.49%) Java
9 6 (0.42%) VB
10 5 (0.35%) Python
11 3 (0.21%) PHP
11 3 (0.21%) Ruby
12 2 (0.14%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.14%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.069%) AppleScript
13 1 (0.069%) Perl
13 1 (0.069%) Tcl
13 1 (0.069%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 268 (18.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 218 (15.13%) MCSE
3 121 (8.40%) Cisco Certification
4 111 (7.70%) Citrix Certification
5 109 (7.56%) CCA
6 82 (5.69%) CCNP
7 71 (4.93%) MCSA
8 66 (4.58%) Degree
9 56 (3.89%) Security Cleared
10 50 (3.47%) MCP
11 49 (3.40%) CCIE
12 48 (3.33%) CCNA
13 44 (3.05%) CCVP
14 37 (2.57%) SC Cleared
15 33 (2.29%) CCNP Voice
16 26 (1.80%) MCITP
17 21 (1.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 18 (1.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 16 (1.11%) CCDP
20 15 (1.04%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (7.15%) SLA
2 22 (1.53%) QA
3 19 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.56%) PMO
5 5 (0.35%) GDPR
6 4 (0.28%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.069%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.069%) GMP
8 1 (0.069%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.069%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.069%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.069%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.069%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 852 (59.13%) Active Directory
2 285 (19.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 221 (15.34%) Hyper-V
4 183 (12.70%) XenApp
5 151 (10.48%) XenDesktop
6 73 (5.07%) VMware ESXi
7 68 (4.72%) vSphere
8 33 (2.29%) Terminal Services
9 30 (2.08%) VMware Workstation
10 21 (1.46%) XenServer
11 19 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
12 14 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
12 14 (0.97%) Virtual Desktop
13 10 (0.69%) Firmware
13 10 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
14 7 (0.49%) BitLocker
15 6 (0.42%) VMware Server
16 5 (0.35%) ISA Server
17 4 (0.28%) DFS Replication
17 4 (0.28%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 326 (22.62%) SCCM
2 150 (10.41%) AirWatch
3 84 (5.83%) SCOM
4 67 (4.65%) WSUS
5 54 (3.75%) Backup Exec
6 53 (3.68%) Cisco UCCX
7 52 (3.61%) Cisco CUCM
8 50 (3.47%) Cisco UCCE
9 40 (2.78%) Microsoft Intune
10 19 (1.32%) vCenter Server
11 17 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
12 15 (1.04%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 14 (0.97%) SCOrch
13 14 (0.97%) XenMobile
14 12 (0.83%) Puppet
15 10 (0.69%) Microsoft Clustering
16 9 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 8 (0.56%) Nagios
18 7 (0.49%) SmoothWall
19 6 (0.42%) Ansible
Vendors
1 961 (66.69%) Microsoft
2 504 (34.98%) VMware
3 396 (27.48%) Citrix
4 350 (24.29%) Cisco
5 177 (12.28%) Apple
6 120 (8.33%) HP
7 116 (8.05%) Avaya
8 113 (7.84%) ServiceNow
9 112 (7.77%) McAfee
10 108 (7.49%) AppSense
10 108 (7.49%) Veeam
11 76 (5.27%) Dell
12 73 (5.07%) NetApp
13 54 (3.75%) Remedy
14 49 (3.40%) Palo Alto
15 40 (2.78%) EMC
16 39 (2.71%) Polycom
17 34 (2.36%) Juniper
18 33 (2.29%) Symantec
19 32 (2.22%) F5