Period
to 24 January 2022

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 January 2022 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 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 862 555 434
Rank change year-on-year -307 -121 +48
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 149 184 801
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.32% 0.69%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.03% 2.31% 4.73%
Number of salaries quoted 127 151 646
10th Percentile £22,730 £30,000 £24,750
25th Percentile £28,500 £39,875 £30,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £52,500 £43,500
Median % change year-on-year -23.81% +20.69% -8.42%
75th Percentile £57,500 £65,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £86,250 £76,250 £77,500
UK median annual salary £40,000 £52,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -23.81% +23.53% -9.57%

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 14,458 7,969 16,919
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 12.99% 14.04% 14.55%
Number of salaries quoted 9,370 6,517 13,780
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £40,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 24 January 2022.

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 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London -259 62 £42,500 -27.66% 8
North of England -77 47 £36,500 +12.78% 6
North West -76 19 £26,000 -22.96% 3
South East -146 17 £28,250 -28.03% 7
Yorkshire -79 15 £36,750 +13.55% 1
North East - 13 £36,250 - 2
Midlands -90 8 £29,750 +48.75% 6
East of England -109 8 £56,250 +7.14% 4
South West -60 7 £47,000 -1.05% 5
East Midlands -52 4 £28,500 -59.29% 2
West Midlands -66 4 £41,000 +107.59% 4
Skype for Business
UK

For the 6 months to 24 January 2022, 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.

1 138 (92.62%) Skype
2 121 (81.21%) Microsoft
3 100 (67.11%) Windows
4 92 (61.74%) Azure
5 89 (59.73%) Active Directory
6 84 (56.38%) Microsoft 365
7 61 (40.94%) SCCM
8 60 (40.27%) PowerShell
9 52 (34.90%) ITIL
10 50 (33.56%) Social Skills
11 48 (32.21%) VMware
12 46 (30.87%) DNS
13 45 (30.20%) SharePoint
14 42 (28.19%) LAN
15 41 (27.52%) Microsoft Intune
16 39 (26.17%) Service Delivery
17 38 (25.50%) VMware Infrastructure
18 37 (24.83%) Windows Server
19 35 (23.49%) DHCP
19 35 (23.49%) VPN
19 35 (23.49%) Citrix
20 31 (20.81%) Azure Active Directory
21 29 (19.46%) OneDrive
22 28 (18.79%) TCP/IP
22 28 (18.79%) Degree
23 27 (18.12%) SLA
24 26 (17.45%) Cisco
24 26 (17.45%) WAN
24 26 (17.45%) Migration
25 25 (16.78%) Microsoft Office

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 45 (30.20%) SharePoint
2 22 (14.77%) MS Exchange
3 11 (7.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (2.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.67%) IIS
Applications
1 25 (16.78%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 92 (61.74%) Azure
2 84 (56.38%) Microsoft 365
3 31 (20.81%) Azure Active Directory
4 29 (19.46%) OneDrive
5 18 (12.08%) AWS
6 13 (8.72%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (7.38%) PaaS
8 9 (6.04%) IaaS
9 7 (4.70%) Google Workspace
9 7 (4.70%) Nutanix
10 6 (4.03%) GCP
11 4 (2.68%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 3 (2.01%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (2.01%) Amazon S3
12 3 (2.01%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 3 (2.01%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (2.01%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 3 (2.01%) Mimecast
12 3 (2.01%) Route 53
12 3 (2.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 138 (92.62%) Skype
2 46 (30.87%) DNS
3 42 (28.19%) LAN
4 35 (23.49%) DHCP
4 35 (23.49%) VPN
5 28 (18.79%) TCP/IP
6 26 (17.45%) WAN
7 24 (16.11%) VoIP
8 14 (9.40%) Firewall
8 14 (9.40%) PBX
8 14 (9.40%) Unified Communications
8 14 (9.40%) Wireless
9 7 (4.70%) MPLS
9 7 (4.70%) VSAN
10 6 (4.03%) Intranet
10 6 (4.03%) WebEx
11 5 (3.36%) Internet
11 5 (3.36%) SAN
11 5 (3.36%) SD-WAN
11 5 (3.36%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (16.11%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.03%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (2.01%) MS Access
4 2 (1.34%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.67%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.67%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.34%) JIRA
General
1 50 (33.56%) Social Skills
2 20 (13.42%) Banking
3 17 (11.41%) Finance
4 14 (9.40%) Investment Banking
5 8 (5.37%) Back Office
5 8 (5.37%) Legal
5 8 (5.37%) Telecoms
6 7 (4.70%) Marketing
6 7 (4.70%) Public Sector
7 5 (3.36%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (2.68%) Financial Institution
9 3 (2.01%) Law
9 3 (2.01%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (2.01%) Retail
10 2 (1.34%) Local Government
10 2 (1.34%) Organisational Skills
11 1 (0.67%) Billing
11 1 (0.67%) Documentation Skills
11 1 (0.67%) Fire and Rescue
11 1 (0.67%) Police
Job Titles
1 27 (18.12%) Analyst
2 20 (13.42%) IT Analyst
3 17 (11.41%) Service Analyst
3 17 (11.41%) Service Desk Analyst
4 14 (9.40%) Consultant
5 13 (8.72%) Network Engineer
5 13 (8.72%) Unified Communications Engineer
6 12 (8.05%) Architect
6 12 (8.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (8.05%) IT Support
6 12 (8.05%) Server Engineer
7 10 (6.71%) Technical Consultant
8 9 (6.04%) IT Engineer
8 9 (6.04%) Support Engineer
9 8 (5.37%) Infrastructure Support
9 8 (5.37%) Support Analyst
10 7 (4.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 7 (4.70%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (4.03%) 2nd Line Support
11 6 (4.03%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.67%) SAML
1 1 (0.67%) WebRTC
1 1 (0.67%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.72%) Replication
2 12 (8.05%) Data Centre
3 8 (5.37%) PKI
3 8 (5.37%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (4.70%) Blog
4 7 (4.70%) User Experience
5 6 (4.03%) Blackberry
5 6 (4.03%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (4.03%) Private Cloud
6 4 (2.68%) Hedge funds
7 3 (2.01%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.01%) Public Cloud
7 3 (2.01%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.34%) Clustering
8 2 (1.34%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (1.34%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.34%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.67%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.67%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.67%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 100 (67.11%) Windows
2 37 (24.83%) Windows Server
3 25 (16.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (16.11%) Windows 10
5 18 (12.08%) Linux
5 18 (12.08%) Windows 7
6 14 (9.40%) Windows Server 2016
7 11 (7.38%) Windows Server 2019
8 8 (5.37%) Android
8 8 (5.37%) Apple iOS
9 5 (3.36%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (2.68%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.34%) CentOS
11 2 (1.34%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.34%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.67%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.67%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (34.90%) ITIL
2 39 (26.17%) Service Delivery
3 26 (17.45%) Migration
4 18 (12.08%) Service Management
5 14 (9.40%) Computer Science
5 14 (9.40%) Wealth Management
6 13 (8.72%) Presales
6 13 (8.72%) Problem-Solving
6 13 (8.72%) Server Management
7 11 (7.38%) Coaching
7 11 (7.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 11 (7.38%) Mentoring
7 11 (7.38%) Mobile Device Management
7 11 (7.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (6.71%) Decision-Making
8 10 (6.71%) Network Management
8 10 (6.71%) Thought Leadership
9 9 (6.04%) ITSM
9 9 (6.04%) Risk Management
10 8 (5.37%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (40.27%) PowerShell
2 19 (12.75%) SQL
3 2 (1.34%) Python
3 2 (1.34%) VBScript
4 1 (0.67%) Ruby
4 1 (0.67%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (18.79%) Degree
2 17 (11.41%) A+ Certification
3 16 (10.74%) Security Cleared
4 15 (10.07%) Network+ Certification
5 14 (9.40%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (8.05%) CCNA
6 12 (8.05%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (8.05%) SC Cleared
7 7 (4.70%) CCNP
7 7 (4.70%) EMC Certification
8 6 (4.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 6 (4.03%) MCSE
9 5 (3.36%) MCSA
10 4 (2.68%) DV Cleared
11 3 (2.01%) CompTIA Security+
11 3 (2.01%) MCITP
11 3 (2.01%) MCP
12 2 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.34%) MCTS
13 1 (0.67%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (18.12%) SLA
2 4 (2.68%) GDPR
3 3 (2.01%) Accessibility
4 2 (1.34%) QA
5 1 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.67%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.67%) PMO
System Software
1 89 (59.73%) Active Directory
2 38 (25.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (16.11%) Hyper-V
4 13 (8.72%) XenDesktop
5 12 (8.05%) vSphere
6 9 (6.04%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (5.37%) XenApp
8 7 (4.70%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (2.68%) Firmware
9 4 (2.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 3 (2.01%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (2.01%) Terminal Services
11 2 (1.34%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 2 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.67%) NLBS
12 1 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 61 (40.94%) SCCM
2 41 (27.52%) Microsoft Intune
3 10 (6.71%) SCOM
4 7 (4.70%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 7 (4.70%) AirWatch
5 6 (4.03%) NetBackup
5 6 (4.03%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (3.36%) SCVMM
7 4 (2.68%) FortiGate
7 4 (2.68%) Kubernetes
7 4 (2.68%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (2.68%) OfficeScan
7 4 (2.68%) Terraform
7 4 (2.68%) Trend Micro Deep Security
8 3 (2.01%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (2.01%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (2.01%) Docker Swarm
8 3 (2.01%) Grafana
8 3 (2.01%) Prometheus
9 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 121 (81.21%) Microsoft
2 48 (32.21%) VMware
3 35 (23.49%) Citrix
4 26 (17.45%) Cisco
5 19 (12.75%) Dell
5 19 (12.75%) HP
6 13 (8.72%) Mitel
7 12 (8.05%) BroadSoft
8 8 (5.37%) EMC
8 8 (5.37%) Huawei
8 8 (5.37%) SolarWinds
9 7 (4.70%) MobileIron
9 7 (4.70%) Veeam
9 7 (4.70%) Veritas
10 6 (4.03%) Google
11 5 (3.36%) Apple
11 5 (3.36%) Avaya
11 5 (3.36%) Fortinet
11 5 (3.36%) Juniper
11 5 (3.36%) McAfee