Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 446 385 366
Rank change year-on-year -61 -19 -68
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 1,070 1,292 1,687
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.66% 0.80% 0.89%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.95% 4.49% 4.76%
Number of salaries quoted 862 1,085 1,463
England median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -5.56%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £68,750 £65,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -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 27,105 28,778 35,445
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 16.84% 17.91% 18.75%
Number of salaries quoted 22,116 23,969 30,260
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,530 £72,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% -

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 20 May 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 20 May 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 -36 523 £52,500 +11.11% 50
North of England +22 148 £34,000 -15.00% 29
South East -111 138 £45,000 +5.88% 20
Midlands +20 99 £45,000 -3.23% 10
East of England -52 84 £33,750 -20.59% 3
North West -6 75 £34,000 -15.00% 18
Yorkshire +48 62 £37,500 -5.66% 6
South West -1 62 £38,500 -3.75% 7
East Midlands +2 50 £42,500 -2.51% 6
West Midlands +28 49 £52,500 - 4
North East -24 11 £32,500 - 5
Skype for Business
UK

For the 6 months to 20 May 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.

1 790 (73.83%) Skype
2 699 (65.33%) Windows
3 678 (63.36%) Microsoft
4 597 (55.79%) Active Directory
5 528 (49.35%) Office 365
6 404 (37.76%) VMware
7 377 (35.23%) Windows Server
8 332 (31.03%) MS Exchange
9 296 (27.66%) Microsoft Azure
10 268 (25.05%) VMware Infrastructure
11 266 (24.86%) ITIL
12 256 (23.93%) Hyper-V
13 255 (23.83%) Cisco
14 238 (22.24%) SharePoint
15 236 (22.06%) Citrix
16 233 (21.78%) SCCM
17 199 (18.60%) DNS
18 198 (18.50%) Windows Server 2012
19 195 (18.22%) Windows Server 2008
20 188 (17.57%) Firewall
21 183 (17.10%) Microsoft Certification
22 170 (15.89%) Windows 10
23 168 (15.70%) PowerShell
23 168 (15.70%) SQL
24 166 (15.51%) SQL Server
25 165 (15.42%) Microsoft Office
26 163 (15.23%) SAN
27 159 (14.86%) LAN
28 158 (14.77%) WAN
29 151 (14.11%) 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
1 332 (31.03%) MS Exchange
2 238 (22.24%) SharePoint
3 148 (13.83%) Exchange Server 2013
4 143 (13.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 54 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2007
6 42 (3.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 34 (3.18%) IIS
8 17 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
8 17 (1.59%) Office Communications Server
8 17 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
9 16 (1.50%) Confluence
10 10 (0.93%) IBM Notes
11 8 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2000
12 6 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
13 5 (0.47%) TPMS
14 4 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.37%) IBM Domino
14 4 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
15 3 (0.28%) GroupWise
16 1 (0.093%) CMS
Applications
1 165 (15.42%) Microsoft Office
2 53 (4.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 48 (4.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 31 (2.90%) MS Visio
5 15 (1.40%) Adobe Captivate
5 15 (1.40%) Camtasia
6 9 (0.84%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.19%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.19%) Snagit
9 1 (0.093%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 15 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.21%) Remedy ITSM
3 12 (1.12%) Carpe Diem
4 9 (0.84%) Elite 3E
5 6 (0.56%) Eikon
6 4 (0.37%) Visualfiles
7 3 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.19%) FastStats
9 1 (0.093%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 528 (49.35%) Office 365
2 296 (27.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 87 (8.13%) Amazon AWS
4 64 (5.98%) OneDrive
5 63 (5.89%) IaaS
6 57 (5.33%) Mimecast
7 39 (3.64%) Azure Active Directory
8 15 (1.40%) Yammer
9 13 (1.21%) PaaS
9 13 (1.21%) SaaS
10 12 (1.12%) Slack
11 5 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.19%) G Suite
13 1 (0.093%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 1 (0.093%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.093%) GitHub
13 1 (0.093%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 790 (73.83%) Skype
2 199 (18.60%) DNS
3 188 (17.57%) Firewall
4 163 (15.23%) SAN
5 159 (14.86%) LAN
6 158 (14.77%) WAN
7 142 (13.27%) DHCP
8 113 (10.56%) Unified Communications
9 108 (10.09%) VPN
10 99 (9.25%) VoIP
11 94 (8.79%) TCP/IP
12 54 (5.05%) Wireless
13 50 (4.67%) WLAN
14 48 (4.49%) MPLS
15 45 (4.21%) Wi-Fi
16 40 (3.74%) VLAN
17 34 (3.18%) NAS
18 30 (2.80%) WebEx
19 22 (2.06%) Cisco ASA
19 22 (2.06%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (15.51%) SQL Server
2 26 (2.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (1.87%) Amazon RDS
4 17 (1.59%) SQL Server 2014
5 12 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (1.12%) SQL Server 2016
6 11 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (1.03%) Relational Database
7 8 (0.75%) Power BI
8 4 (0.37%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (0.37%) FileMaker
8 4 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.28%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.19%) MySQL
10 2 (0.19%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.093%) Big Data
11 1 (0.093%) DataStax
11 1 (0.093%) OLAP
11 1 (0.093%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 16 (1.50%) JIRA
2 9 (0.84%) Visual Studio Team System
3 8 (0.75%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.47%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.28%) MSI
6 3 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.19%) ReSharper
7 2 (0.19%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.19%) TestComplete
8 1 (0.093%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.093%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 125 (11.68%) Finance
2 108 (10.09%) Law
3 84 (7.85%) Legal
4 44 (4.11%) Telecoms
5 36 (3.36%) Retail
6 23 (2.15%) Marketing
7 22 (2.06%) Banking
8 18 (1.68%) Back Office
9 14 (1.31%) Billing
10 13 (1.21%) Advertising
11 6 (0.56%) German Language
11 6 (0.56%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.37%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.37%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.28%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.28%) Local Government
13 3 (0.28%) Publishing
14 2 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.093%) Electronics
15 1 (0.093%) Games
Job Titles
1 209 (19.53%) Analyst
2 117 (10.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 105 (9.81%) Consultant
4 86 (8.04%) Support Analyst
5 82 (7.66%) Support Engineer
6 70 (6.54%) IT Support
7 62 (5.79%) Desktop Support
8 53 (4.95%) 2nd Line Support
9 52 (4.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 49 (4.58%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 48 (4.49%) Administrator
12 45 (4.21%) Windows Engineer
13 38 (3.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 37 (3.46%) Exchange Engineer
15 35 (3.27%) 3rd Line Support
15 35 (3.27%) Architect
16 34 (3.18%) IT Engineer
17 32 (2.99%) Infrastructure Manager
17 32 (2.99%) Systems Administrator
18 31 (2.90%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (1.96%) .NET
2 11 (1.03%) LDAP
3 7 (0.65%) Flash
3 7 (0.65%) Middleware
4 6 (0.56%) Web Services
4 6 (0.56%) XMPP
5 5 (0.47%) ASP.NET
5 5 (0.47%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (0.47%) HTML
5 5 (0.47%) HTML5
5 5 (0.47%) WPF
6 3 (0.28%) COM
6 3 (0.28%) jQuery
6 3 (0.28%) JSON
6 3 (0.28%) Silverlight
7 2 (0.19%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.19%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (0.19%) D3.js
7 2 (0.19%) WAP
7 2 (0.19%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 136 (12.71%) Data Centre
2 94 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
3 84 (7.85%) Video Conferencing
4 59 (5.51%) Management Information System
5 53 (4.95%) Blackberry
6 44 (4.11%) Self-Motivation
7 40 (3.74%) Clustering
8 32 (2.99%) Computer Science
9 23 (2.15%) PKI
10 22 (2.06%) User Experience
11 21 (1.96%) Driving Licence
11 21 (1.96%) Virtual Team
12 20 (1.87%) HP StoreVirtual
13 19 (1.78%) e-Learning
14 17 (1.59%) Client/Server
14 17 (1.59%) Hybrid Cloud
15 16 (1.50%) Replication
16 14 (1.31%) Learning Management System
17 13 (1.21%) HP Storage
18 11 (1.03%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 699 (65.33%) Windows
2 377 (35.23%) Windows Server
3 198 (18.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 195 (18.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 170 (15.89%) Windows 10
6 151 (14.11%) Windows 7
7 74 (6.92%) Linux
8 43 (4.02%) Windows Server 2003
9 37 (3.46%) Apple iOS
10 31 (2.90%) Android
11 24 (2.24%) Windows 8
12 20 (1.87%) Mac OS X
13 14 (1.31%) Unix
14 11 (1.03%) Windows XP
15 10 (0.93%) Mac OS
16 9 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 5 (0.47%) Solaris
17 5 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
17 5 (0.47%) Windows Phone
17 5 (0.47%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (24.86%) ITIL
2 146 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
3 91 (8.50%) Project Management
4 87 (8.13%) Disaster Recovery
5 84 (7.85%) Migration
6 72 (6.73%) Presales
7 70 (6.54%) Problem Management
7 70 (6.54%) Service Delivery
7 70 (6.54%) Service Management
8 60 (5.61%) Mentoring
9 58 (5.42%) PRINCE2
10 55 (5.14%) ITSM
11 52 (4.86%) Change Management
12 51 (4.77%) Incident Management
13 49 (4.58%) Mobile Device Management
14 48 (4.49%) Coaching
15 46 (4.30%) Business Continuity
16 44 (4.11%) ITIL V3
17 42 (3.93%) Continuous Improvement
17 42 (3.93%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 168 (15.70%) PowerShell
1 168 (15.70%) SQL
2 34 (3.18%) C
3 16 (1.50%) C#
4 14 (1.31%) VBScript
5 11 (1.03%) JavaScript
6 5 (0.47%) TypeScript
7 3 (0.28%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.28%) F#
7 3 (0.28%) Python
8 2 (0.19%) Perl
8 2 (0.19%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.093%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.093%) R
9 1 (0.093%) VBA
Qualifications
1 183 (17.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 96 (8.97%) MCSE
3 86 (8.04%) Degree
4 79 (7.38%) Cisco Certification
5 66 (6.17%) Security Cleared
6 58 (5.42%) MCSA
7 48 (4.49%) CCNP
8 47 (4.39%) CCNA
9 35 (3.27%) SC Cleared
10 33 (3.08%) MCP
11 20 (1.87%) MCITP
12 19 (1.78%) CCIE
13 18 (1.68%) A+ Certification
14 17 (1.59%) CCVP
14 17 (1.59%) Network+ Certification
14 17 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 17 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 15 (1.40%) CCDA
16 13 (1.21%) CCDP
17 12 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (10.93%) SLA
2 39 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (2.34%) PMO
4 18 (1.68%) Cyber Essentials
5 15 (1.40%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 9 (0.84%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.84%) QA
7 7 (0.65%) GDPR
7 7 (0.65%) ISO 9000
8 5 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 4 (0.37%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.37%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.19%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.093%) COBIT
11 1 (0.093%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.093%) PMBOK
System Software
1 597 (55.79%) Active Directory
2 268 (25.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 256 (23.93%) Hyper-V
4 83 (7.76%) XenApp
5 45 (4.21%) vSphere
6 42 (3.93%) VMware ESXi
7 36 (3.36%) XenDesktop
8 28 (2.62%) VMware Workstation
9 19 (1.78%) Firmware
10 18 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
11 17 (1.59%) DFS Replication
12 12 (1.12%) Forefront TMG
12 12 (1.12%) VMware Server
13 11 (1.03%) XenServer
14 10 (0.93%) Terminal Services
14 10 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
15 8 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
16 7 (0.65%) BitLocker
17 4 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
18 3 (0.28%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 233 (21.78%) SCCM
2 81 (7.57%) SCOM
3 42 (3.93%) Cisco CUCM
4 30 (2.80%) Backup Exec
5 27 (2.52%) WSUS
6 23 (2.15%) AirWatch
7 21 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
7 21 (1.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 20 (1.87%) Microsoft Intune
9 19 (1.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 18 (1.68%) Cisco UCCX
11 16 (1.50%) Cisco UCCE
11 16 (1.50%) vCenter Server
12 14 (1.31%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 11 (1.03%) ServiceCenter
14 10 (0.93%) NetBackup
15 9 (0.84%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 9 (0.84%) SCVMM
16 8 (0.75%) SCOrch
16 8 (0.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 678 (63.36%) Microsoft
2 404 (37.76%) VMware
3 255 (23.83%) Cisco
4 236 (22.06%) Citrix
5 129 (12.06%) HP
6 74 (6.92%) Avaya
7 73 (6.82%) Veeam
8 68 (6.36%) NetApp
9 64 (5.98%) EMC
10 61 (5.70%) Apple
10 61 (5.70%) Dell
11 58 (5.42%) Symantec
12 43 (4.02%) Polycom
13 41 (3.83%) iManage
14 40 (3.74%) CommVault
15 37 (3.46%) 3PAR
15 37 (3.46%) SolarWinds
16 31 (2.90%) IBM
17 29 (2.71%) Adobe
18 26 (2.43%) Palo Alto