Period
to 13 April 2021

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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
UK > England
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 680 438 440
Rank change year-on-year -242 +2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 148 665 948
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.63% 0.69%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.47% 4.44% 4.44%
Number of salaries quoted 107 509 722
10th Percentile £30,000 £25,950 £26,750
25th Percentile £34,875 £31,768 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -2.17% +2.22%
75th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £67,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,446
% change year-on-year +11.11% -0.98% +0.99%

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 10,055 14,983 21,356
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.60% 14.27% 15.48%
Number of salaries quoted 7,875 12,043 17,149
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £28,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £86,250
UK median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.00% - -

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Skype for Business as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in England

Skype for Business
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Skype for Business in England.

Salary trend for Skype for Business in England

Skype for Business
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Skype for Business in England over the 6 months to 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 2021. 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 -106 71 £60,000 - 13
South East +8 27 £35,000 -22.22% 8
East of England +50 18 £47,000 +13.94%
South West -6 14 £47,500 +26.67% 5
North of England -65 11 £35,432 -12.41% 2
West Midlands +7 6 £40,000 -30.98% 2
Midlands -1 6 £40,000 -20.00% 3
North West -30 6 £65,000 +74.09%
Yorkshire -27 5 £32,500 -27.78% 2
Skype for Business
UK

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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.

1 143 (96.62%) Skype
2 128 (86.49%) Microsoft
3 115 (77.70%) Microsoft 365
4 94 (63.51%) Active Directory
5 71 (47.97%) Windows
6 62 (41.89%) Azure
7 41 (27.70%) SharePoint
8 39 (26.35%) ITIL
8 39 (26.35%) DNS
9 37 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
10 36 (24.32%) MS Exchange
11 35 (23.65%) VMware
12 32 (21.62%) SCCM
12 32 (21.62%) Microsoft Office
12 32 (21.62%) DHCP
13 30 (20.27%) Windows Server
14 29 (19.59%) PowerShell
14 29 (19.59%) Microsoft Intune
15 27 (18.24%) Azure Active Directory
15 27 (18.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 26 (17.57%) AWS
17 25 (16.89%) User Experience
18 23 (15.54%) ServiceNow
19 22 (14.86%) VMware Infrastructure
19 22 (14.86%) Windows 10
19 22 (14.86%) Cisco
19 22 (14.86%) SQL Server
20 21 (14.19%) SQL
20 21 (14.19%) Firewall
20 21 (14.19%) Hyper-V

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 41 (27.70%) SharePoint
2 36 (24.32%) MS Exchange
3 13 (8.78%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (3.38%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.70%) IIS
6 3 (2.03%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.35%) Ethereum
7 2 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 32 (21.62%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (6.76%) MS Visio
3 5 (3.38%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (2.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.35%) Quorum
2 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 115 (77.70%) Microsoft 365
2 62 (41.89%) Azure
3 27 (18.24%) Azure Active Directory
4 26 (17.57%) AWS
5 16 (10.81%) IaaS
6 13 (8.78%) OneDrive
6 13 (8.78%) PaaS
7 11 (7.43%) SaaS
8 6 (4.05%) GCP
8 6 (4.05%) Route 53
8 6 (4.05%) Slack
9 4 (2.70%) Power Platform
10 2 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (1.35%) Mimecast
10 2 (1.35%) PowerApps
10 2 (1.35%) Yammer
11 1 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 143 (96.62%) Skype
2 39 (26.35%) DNS
3 32 (21.62%) DHCP
4 21 (14.19%) Firewall
5 18 (12.16%) SAN
6 17 (11.49%) Unified Communications
7 13 (8.78%) TCP/IP
7 13 (8.78%) WAN
8 12 (8.11%) LAN
8 12 (8.11%) VPN
9 9 (6.08%) MPLS
9 9 (6.08%) Network Security
9 9 (6.08%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (6.08%) Wireless
10 8 (5.41%) VoIP
11 7 (4.73%) SD-WAN
12 6 (4.05%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (4.05%) MRTG
12 6 (4.05%) TACACS
12 6 (4.05%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (14.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.03%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (2.03%) Power BI
3 3 (2.03%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.35%) SQL Server 2019
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.03%) InstallShield
1 3 (2.03%) MSI
2 1 (0.68%) JIRA
General
1 19 (12.84%) Finance
2 13 (8.78%) Telecoms
3 11 (7.43%) Public Sector
4 8 (5.41%) Marketing
5 7 (4.73%) Electronics
5 7 (4.73%) Manufacturing
6 6 (4.05%) Banking
7 4 (2.70%) Aerospace
8 3 (2.03%) Local Government
8 3 (2.03%) Military
9 2 (1.35%) Back Office
9 2 (1.35%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.35%) Legal
9 2 (1.35%) Publishing
10 1 (0.68%) Front Office
10 1 (0.68%) Games
10 1 (0.68%) Law
10 1 (0.68%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (18.24%) Support Engineer
2 24 (16.22%) Consultant
3 23 (15.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (10.14%) Analyst
5 14 (9.46%) Desktop Support
6 11 (7.43%) IT Engineer
6 11 (7.43%) Support Analyst
7 9 (6.08%) 2nd Line Support
7 9 (6.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 9 (6.08%) 3rd Line Support
7 9 (6.08%) Desktop Engineer
7 9 (6.08%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 8 (5.41%) Architect
9 7 (4.73%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 7 (4.73%) Infrastructure Support
9 7 (4.73%) Network Engineer
9 7 (4.73%) Senior Network Engineer
10 6 (4.05%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 6 (4.05%) Desktop Analyst
10 6 (4.05%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.03%) Web Services
2 2 (1.35%) .NET
3 1 (0.68%) COM
3 1 (0.68%) LDAP
3 1 (0.68%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 25 (16.89%) User Experience
2 16 (10.81%) Data Centre
2 16 (10.81%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.73%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (4.05%) Clustering
4 6 (4.05%) Public Cloud
5 5 (3.38%) Microsoft Licensing
6 3 (2.03%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.03%) Replication
7 2 (1.35%) BYOD
7 2 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.35%) Handset
7 2 (1.35%) iPhone
7 2 (1.35%) PKI
7 2 (1.35%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.68%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 71 (47.97%) Windows
2 30 (20.27%) Windows Server
3 22 (14.86%) Windows 10
4 18 (12.16%) Linux
4 18 (12.16%) Windows Server 2016
5 14 (9.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (6.08%) Windows 7
6 9 (6.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (5.41%) Mac OS X
8 7 (4.73%) Android
9 5 (3.38%) Windows Server 2019
10 4 (2.70%) Unix
11 3 (2.03%) CentOS
11 3 (2.03%) Solaris
12 2 (1.35%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (26.35%) ITIL
2 37 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
3 27 (18.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 19 (12.84%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (12.16%) Decision-Making
5 18 (12.16%) Migration
6 17 (11.49%) Change Management
7 16 (10.81%) Contract Negotiation
7 16 (10.81%) Root Cause Analysis
8 15 (10.14%) Conflict Resolution
8 15 (10.14%) Data Analysis
9 13 (8.78%) Service Delivery
10 12 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (8.11%) Mentoring
11 11 (7.43%) Identity Management
12 10 (6.76%) DevOps
12 10 (6.76%) Network Monitoring
12 10 (6.76%) Performance Analysis
13 9 (6.08%) Problem Management
14 8 (5.41%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 29 (19.59%) PowerShell
2 21 (14.19%) SQL
3 8 (5.41%) Python
4 6 (4.05%) VBScript
5 3 (2.03%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.03%) VB
6 1 (0.68%) AWK
6 1 (0.68%) C
6 1 (0.68%) C#
6 1 (0.68%) C++
6 1 (0.68%) Perl
6 1 (0.68%) sed
6 1 (0.68%) VC++
Qualifications
1 17 (11.49%) Degree
1 17 (11.49%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.11%) SC Cleared
3 11 (7.43%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (7.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (4.73%) CCNP
4 7 (4.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 7 (4.73%) MCP
4 7 (4.73%) MCSA
4 7 (4.73%) MCSE
5 5 (3.38%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (2.70%) CCNA
7 3 (2.03%) A+ Certification
7 3 (2.03%) CCA
7 3 (2.03%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.35%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (1.35%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.14%) COBIT
1 15 (10.14%) GDPR
2 11 (7.43%) SLA
3 3 (2.03%) PMO
4 1 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 94 (63.51%) Active Directory
2 22 (14.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (14.19%) Hyper-V
4 13 (8.78%) vSphere
5 9 (6.08%) XenApp
6 6 (4.05%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (3.38%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (2.70%) BitLocker
8 4 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (2.70%) XenDesktop
9 3 (2.03%) Terminal Services
9 3 (2.03%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (1.35%) Docker
10 2 (1.35%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (1.35%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.68%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 32 (21.62%) SCCM
2 29 (19.59%) Microsoft Intune
3 15 (10.14%) IBM BigFix
4 11 (7.43%) SCOM
5 8 (5.41%) Nagios
6 7 (4.73%) SCVMM
7 6 (4.05%) Ansible
7 6 (4.05%) Failover Clustering
7 6 (4.05%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (4.05%) Puppet
8 5 (3.38%) AirWatch
9 4 (2.70%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (2.03%) Backup Exec
10 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 3 (2.03%) NetBackup
10 3 (2.03%) WSUS
11 2 (1.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 2 (1.35%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (1.35%) SCSM
11 2 (1.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 128 (86.49%) Microsoft
2 35 (23.65%) VMware
3 23 (15.54%) ServiceNow
4 22 (14.86%) Cisco
5 20 (13.51%) Citrix
6 17 (11.49%) IBM
6 17 (11.49%) Salesforce.com
7 10 (6.76%) SAP
8 9 (6.08%) Avaya
8 9 (6.08%) Palo Alto
9 7 (4.73%) Hitachi
9 7 (4.73%) Sophos
10 6 (4.05%) Dell
10 6 (4.05%) Riverbed
10 6 (4.05%) SolarWinds
10 6 (4.05%) Veeam
11 5 (3.38%) F5
11 5 (3.38%) Red Hat
12 4 (2.70%) Apple
12 4 (2.70%) Ivanti