Period
to 7 April 2020

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 7 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
UK > England
6 months to
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 432 435 427
Rank change year-on-year +3 -8 -53
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 674 932 1,157
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.63% 0.67% 0.69%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.44% 4.36% 4.15%
Number of salaries quoted 593 791 1,046
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +10.47%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £67,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 15,179 21,391 27,848
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 14.27% 15.47% 16.67%
Number of salaries quoted 12,085 17,040 23,036
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,398 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year - +2.04% +7.69%

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 7 April 2020.

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 7 April 2020. 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 +34 321 £65,000 +30.00% 19
North of England -2 124 £40,701 +16.29% 25
South East +71 105 £45,000 -14.29% 7
North West +36 76 £37,199 -0.80% 6
Midlands -11 50 £50,000 +13.64% 4
South West +29 41 £42,500 -5.56% 9
Yorkshire +18 36 £50,000 +44.93% 18
East of England +16 28 £43,500 -15.12% 4
West Midlands +16 26 £62,500 +92.31% 2
East Midlands +3 23 £50,000 +5.26% 2
North East -23 12 £53,769 -9.21% 1
Skype for Business
UK

For the 6 months to 7 April 2020, 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.

1 587 (87.09%) Skype
2 525 (77.89%) Microsoft
3 459 (68.10%) Office 365
4 361 (53.56%) Windows
5 309 (45.85%) Active Directory
6 265 (39.32%) Azure
7 201 (29.82%) SCCM
8 190 (28.19%) SharePoint
9 174 (25.82%) VMware
10 171 (25.37%) Hyper-V
11 168 (24.93%) Microsoft Office
12 166 (24.63%) Windows Server
13 158 (23.44%) Windows 10
14 131 (19.44%) SQL Server
15 127 (18.84%) VMware Infrastructure
16 123 (18.25%) Video Conferencing
16 123 (18.25%) Cisco
17 119 (17.66%) Unified Communications
18 118 (17.51%) ITIL
19 113 (16.77%) Citrix
20 108 (16.02%) SAN
21 107 (15.88%) Microsoft Intune
22 105 (15.58%) Data Centre
22 105 (15.58%) Microsoft Certification
23 95 (14.09%) MS Exchange
24 87 (12.91%) WAN
24 87 (12.91%) Problem-Solving
25 85 (12.61%) AWS
26 83 (12.31%) PowerShell
26 83 (12.31%) Presales

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
1 190 (28.19%) SharePoint
2 95 (14.09%) MS Exchange
3 43 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 32 (4.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 22 (3.26%) CMS
6 17 (2.52%) IIS
7 6 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (0.74%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.15%) Confluence
10 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 168 (24.93%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (5.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 35 (5.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.59%) CINEMA 4D
5 4 (0.59%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.30%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.30%) Adobe Captivate
6 2 (0.30%) Camtasia
6 2 (0.30%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.30%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 3 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.30%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.15%) Faxination
Cloud Services
1 459 (68.10%) Office 365
2 265 (39.32%) Azure
3 85 (12.61%) AWS
4 66 (9.79%) Azure Active Directory
5 49 (7.27%) OneDrive
6 45 (6.68%) PaaS
7 32 (4.75%) SaaS
8 29 (4.30%) IaaS
9 16 (2.37%) Mimecast
10 14 (2.08%) Power Platform
11 10 (1.48%) GCP
11 10 (1.48%) OpenShift
11 10 (1.48%) WhatsApp
12 7 (1.04%) PowerApps
12 7 (1.04%) Yammer
13 6 (0.89%) Serverless
14 4 (0.59%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 4 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
15 2 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
15 2 (0.30%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 587 (87.09%) Skype
2 119 (17.66%) Unified Communications
3 108 (16.02%) SAN
4 87 (12.91%) WAN
5 82 (12.17%) LAN
6 80 (11.87%) Firewall
7 74 (10.98%) DNS
8 70 (10.39%) DHCP
9 67 (9.94%) Internet
10 61 (9.05%) Intranet
11 55 (8.16%) VPN
12 49 (7.27%) TCP/IP
12 49 (7.27%) VoIP
13 46 (6.82%) WebEx
14 35 (5.19%) Wi-Fi
15 32 (4.75%) Wireless
16 30 (4.45%) MPLS
16 30 (4.45%) Remote Desktop
17 28 (4.15%) NetScaler
18 27 (4.01%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (19.44%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.37%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (1.04%) Power BI
4 6 (0.89%) MySQL
5 5 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (0.59%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.15%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.15%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.15%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.15%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.15%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (0.89%) JIRA
2 2 (0.30%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.30%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.30%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.15%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.15%) GitLab
3 1 (0.15%) Subversion
3 1 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 82 (12.17%) Finance
2 34 (5.04%) Law
3 27 (4.01%) Legal
3 27 (4.01%) Public Sector
4 24 (3.56%) Back Office
5 22 (3.26%) Telecoms
6 18 (2.67%) Marketing
7 15 (2.23%) Advertising
8 11 (1.63%) Local Government
9 10 (1.48%) Billing
10 7 (1.04%) Banking
10 7 (1.04%) Brand Awareness
10 7 (1.04%) Retail
11 5 (0.74%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.59%) French Language
13 1 (0.15%) Automotive
13 1 (0.15%) Publishing
13 1 (0.15%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 90 (13.35%) Architect
2 88 (13.06%) Consultant
3 78 (11.57%) Analyst
4 67 (9.94%) Support Engineer
5 63 (9.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 41 (6.08%) Solutions Architect
7 37 (5.49%) Service Analyst
8 36 (5.34%) Technical Architect
9 33 (4.90%) Service Desk Analyst
10 30 (4.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 29 (4.30%) 2nd Line Support
12 28 (4.15%) Desktop Support
13 26 (3.86%) IT Support
14 22 (3.26%) Support Analyst
15 21 (3.12%) Technical Engineer
16 19 (2.82%) Unified Communications Engineer
17 18 (2.67%) Administrator
17 18 (2.67%) IT Engineer
17 18 (2.67%) Technical Consultant
18 17 (2.52%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.34%) Web Services
2 7 (1.04%) HTML
2 7 (1.04%) SAML
3 6 (0.89%) .NET
4 5 (0.74%) HTML5
5 4 (0.59%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.30%) JSON
6 2 (0.30%) REST
6 2 (0.30%) XMPP
7 1 (0.15%) COM
7 1 (0.15%) CSS
7 1 (0.15%) Middleware
7 1 (0.15%) OAuth
7 1 (0.15%) OAuth2
7 1 (0.15%) OpenID
7 1 (0.15%) SOAP
7 1 (0.15%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 123 (18.25%) Video Conferencing
2 105 (15.58%) Data Centre
3 44 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (6.08%) Self-Motivation
5 34 (5.04%) User Experience
6 30 (4.45%) Management Information System
7 29 (4.30%) Hybrid Cloud
8 27 (4.01%) iPad
9 22 (3.26%) Smartphone
10 19 (2.82%) Fat Client
10 19 (2.82%) Thin Client
11 16 (2.37%) Public Cloud
11 16 (2.37%) Replication
12 14 (2.08%) Private Cloud
13 12 (1.78%) Clustering
14 10 (1.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 9 (1.34%) e-Learning
16 8 (1.19%) Blackberry
16 8 (1.19%) iPhone
16 8 (1.19%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 361 (53.56%) Windows
2 166 (24.63%) Windows Server
3 158 (23.44%) Windows 10
4 72 (10.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 55 (8.16%) Windows 7
6 47 (6.97%) Windows Server 2016
7 45 (6.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 43 (6.38%) Android
9 39 (5.79%) Apple iOS
10 24 (3.56%) Linux
11 21 (3.12%) Windows Server 2019
12 12 (1.78%) Mac OS
13 11 (1.63%) Mac OS X
14 10 (1.48%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.74%) CentOS
15 5 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
16 4 (0.59%) Solaris
17 1 (0.15%) Debian
17 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (17.51%) ITIL
2 87 (12.91%) Problem-Solving
3 83 (12.31%) Presales
4 78 (11.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 72 (10.68%) Mentoring
6 62 (9.20%) Agile Software Development
7 58 (8.61%) Coaching
8 56 (8.31%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 55 (8.16%) Migration
10 50 (7.42%) Customer Requirements
11 49 (7.27%) Project Management
12 47 (6.97%) Change Management
12 47 (6.97%) Project Delivery
13 42 (6.23%) Service Management
13 42 (6.23%) Technical Leadership
14 37 (5.49%) Load Balancing
15 29 (4.30%) Disaster Recovery
16 28 (4.15%) Service Delivery
17 27 (4.01%) PRINCE2
18 26 (3.86%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 83 (12.31%) PowerShell
2 63 (9.35%) SQL
3 11 (1.63%) C
4 6 (0.89%) Shell Script
5 3 (0.45%) VB
6 2 (0.30%) Java
6 2 (0.30%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.30%) VBScript
7 1 (0.15%) C#
7 1 (0.15%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 105 (15.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 62 (9.20%) MCSE
3 50 (7.42%) Cisco Certification
4 42 (6.23%) CCNA
5 37 (5.49%) Security Cleared
6 32 (4.75%) MCP
7 25 (3.71%) Degree
8 24 (3.56%) MCSA
9 20 (2.97%) SC Cleared
10 19 (2.82%) MCITP
11 18 (2.67%) A+ Certification
11 18 (2.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 17 (2.52%) CCNP
13 10 (1.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 8 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
15 7 (1.04%) Avaya Certification
16 6 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
16 6 (0.89%) PMI Certification
17 4 (0.59%) Citrix Certification
17 4 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (11.57%) SLA
2 12 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.48%) QA
4 4 (0.59%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.45%) ISO 14001
5 3 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.30%) Actionable Recommendations
6 2 (0.30%) COBIT
6 2 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.30%) PMO
7 1 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.15%) NCSC
System Software
1 309 (45.85%) Active Directory
2 171 (25.37%) Hyper-V
3 127 (18.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 45 (6.68%) XenApp
5 35 (5.19%) VMware ESXi
6 32 (4.75%) XenDesktop
7 26 (3.86%) Microsoft App-V
8 24 (3.56%) vSphere
9 19 (2.82%) Virtual Machines
10 10 (1.48%) Docker
11 8 (1.19%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (1.04%) Virtual Desktop
12 7 (1.04%) VMware Workstation
13 6 (0.89%) vCloud
13 6 (0.89%) VMware NSX
13 6 (0.89%) Xen
14 5 (0.74%) BitLocker
14 5 (0.74%) Forefront TMG
15 4 (0.59%) Terminal Services
16 2 (0.30%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 201 (29.82%) SCCM
2 107 (15.88%) Microsoft Intune
3 38 (5.64%) WSUS
4 20 (2.97%) AirWatch
5 15 (2.23%) Backup Exec
6 13 (1.93%) Cisco CUCM
7 12 (1.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 11 (1.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 11 (1.63%) vCenter Server
9 10 (1.48%) Cisco UCCX
9 10 (1.48%) Kubernetes
10 9 (1.34%) Single Sign-On
11 7 (1.04%) SCOM
12 6 (0.89%) Jamf Pro
12 6 (0.89%) XenMobile
13 5 (0.74%) Microsoft Clustering
14 4 (0.59%) MOM
14 4 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
15 3 (0.45%) Cisco UCCE
15 3 (0.45%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 525 (77.89%) Microsoft
2 174 (25.82%) VMware
3 123 (18.25%) Cisco
4 113 (16.77%) Citrix
5 73 (10.83%) Polycom
6 57 (8.46%) Apple
7 42 (6.23%) HP
8 35 (5.19%) Mitel
9 33 (4.90%) Avaya
9 33 (4.90%) Dell
10 32 (4.75%) BT
11 29 (4.30%) Google
12 27 (4.01%) Sonus
12 27 (4.01%) Veeam
13 25 (3.71%) CommVault
14 20 (2.97%) ServiceNow
15 19 (2.82%) Symantec
16 18 (2.67%) Adobe
16 18 (2.67%) Sophos
17 15 (2.23%) Nimble Storage