Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 535 433 465
Rank change year-on-year -102 +32 -73
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 188 801 884
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.33% 0.69% 0.63%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.33% 4.74% 3.91%
Number of salaries quoted 191 723 810
Median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £24,799 £26,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £77,500 £67,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% -

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 8,083 16,911 22,635
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 14.04% 14.55% 16.04%
Number of salaries quoted 6,555 13,769 18,394
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £28,163
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -38 100 £60,000 +20.00% 5
South East +77 38 £40,000 -22.33% 5
East of England +75 18 £52,500 +29.63% 1
North of England -41 13 £32,864 -12.36% 5
South West +41 11 £47,500 +21.79% 3
Yorkshire +8 9 £32,364 -19.09% 2
Midlands +22 7 £20,000 -60.00% 2
West Midlands +53 6 £19,750 -67.76% 2
North West +7 4 £37,500 +1.18% 3
East Midlands +30 1 £70,000 +47.37%
Skype for Business
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 181 (96.28%) Skype
2 160 (85.11%) Microsoft
3 134 (71.28%) Office 365
4 128 (68.09%) Active Directory
5 106 (56.38%) Azure
6 85 (45.21%) Windows
7 59 (31.38%) ITIL
8 57 (30.32%) DNS
9 52 (27.66%) Azure Active Directory
10 51 (27.13%) DHCP
11 50 (26.60%) SCCM
12 49 (26.06%) SharePoint
13 47 (25.00%) AWS
14 46 (24.47%) VMware
15 45 (23.94%) Linux
16 43 (22.87%) MS Exchange
17 42 (22.34%) Microsoft Office
18 41 (21.81%) Cisco
19 40 (21.28%) Windows 10
19 40 (21.28%) Windows Server
20 38 (20.21%) VPN
21 37 (19.68%) Firewall
21 37 (19.68%) PowerShell
22 35 (18.62%) SQL Server
23 34 (18.09%) Hyper-V
23 34 (18.09%) Microsoft Intune
24 32 (17.02%) Problem-Solving
25 31 (16.49%) VMware Infrastructure
25 31 (16.49%) Cisco Certification
25 31 (16.49%) Windows Server 2016

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 49 (26.06%) SharePoint
2 43 (22.87%) MS Exchange
3 9 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (3.72%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (3.19%) Ethereum
6 4 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.60%) IIS
7 3 (1.60%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.06%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.53%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 42 (22.34%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (11.70%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.53%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 6 (3.19%) Quorum
2 2 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.53%) Carpe Diem
3 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 134 (71.28%) Office 365
2 106 (56.38%) Azure
3 52 (27.66%) Azure Active Directory
4 47 (25.00%) AWS
5 22 (11.70%) Route 53
5 22 (11.70%) Slack
6 21 (11.17%) IaaS
7 20 (10.64%) GCP
8 19 (10.11%) OneDrive
9 17 (9.04%) PaaS
10 12 (6.38%) Power Platform
11 8 (4.26%) SaaS
12 6 (3.19%) Mimecast
13 5 (2.66%) PowerApps
14 4 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
15 3 (1.60%) Yammer
16 2 (1.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 1 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
17 1 (0.53%) G Suite
17 1 (0.53%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 181 (96.28%) Skype
2 57 (30.32%) DNS
3 51 (27.13%) DHCP
4 38 (20.21%) VPN
5 37 (19.68%) Firewall
6 29 (15.43%) LAN
7 28 (14.89%) Network Security
7 28 (14.89%) WAN
8 27 (14.36%) Unified Communications
8 27 (14.36%) VoIP
9 26 (13.83%) Wi-Fi
10 25 (13.30%) Wireless
11 22 (11.70%) BGP
11 22 (11.70%) IPsec
11 22 (11.70%) MPLS
11 22 (11.70%) OSPF
11 22 (11.70%) RIP
11 22 (11.70%) SNMP
11 22 (11.70%) TACACS
11 22 (11.70%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (18.62%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.72%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (3.19%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (2.66%) Power BI
5 4 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.13%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2019
6 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.60%) InstallShield
1 3 (1.60%) MSI
2 2 (1.06%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.06%) JIRA
2 2 (1.06%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (10.11%) Finance
2 12 (6.38%) Telecoms
3 10 (5.32%) Public Sector
4 8 (4.26%) Marketing
5 7 (3.72%) Electronics
5 7 (3.72%) Manufacturing
6 6 (3.19%) Aerospace
7 4 (2.13%) Military
8 3 (1.60%) Banking
9 2 (1.06%) Games
9 2 (1.06%) Housing Association
9 2 (1.06%) Local Government
10 1 (0.53%) Front Office
10 1 (0.53%) Law
10 1 (0.53%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (14.89%) Support Engineer
2 23 (12.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 22 (11.70%) Network Engineer
4 19 (10.11%) Consultant
5 15 (7.98%) Architect
6 14 (7.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 13 (6.91%) Analyst
8 12 (6.38%) 3rd Line Support
8 12 (6.38%) Azure Engineer
9 11 (5.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 11 (5.85%) Office 365 Engineer
9 11 (5.85%) Senior Network Engineer
10 10 (5.32%) Cloud Engineer
10 10 (5.32%) Desktop Support
11 9 (4.79%) Infrastructure Support
11 9 (4.79%) Microsoft Consultant
12 8 (4.26%) Desktop Engineer
12 8 (4.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 8 (4.26%) Solutions Architect
12 8 (4.26%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.13%) .NET
2 3 (1.60%) Web Services
3 2 (1.06%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.53%) LDAP
4 1 (0.53%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 27 (14.36%) Management Information System
2 16 (8.51%) Data Centre
3 14 (7.45%) Public Cloud
4 11 (5.85%) Clustering
5 9 (4.79%) Private Cloud
6 6 (3.19%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (3.19%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (3.19%) Replication
6 6 (3.19%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (3.19%) User Experience
7 4 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.60%) PKI
9 2 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.06%) iPhone
9 2 (1.06%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.53%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Licensing
10 1 (0.53%) Reinsurance
10 1 (0.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 85 (45.21%) Windows
2 45 (23.94%) Linux
3 40 (21.28%) Windows 10
3 40 (21.28%) Windows Server
4 31 (16.49%) Windows Server 2016
5 30 (15.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (15.43%) Mac OS X
7 18 (9.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (8.51%) Windows 7
9 9 (4.79%) Windows Server 2019
10 8 (4.26%) CentOS
11 7 (3.72%) Android
12 6 (3.19%) Windows 8
13 4 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (1.60%) Unix
15 2 (1.06%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.53%) Solaris
16 1 (0.53%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (31.38%) ITIL
2 32 (17.02%) Problem-Solving
3 28 (14.89%) Identity Management
3 28 (14.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 25 (13.30%) Network Monitoring
5 24 (12.77%) Performance Analysis
6 22 (11.70%) B2B
6 22 (11.70%) Security Monitoring
7 16 (8.51%) Migration
7 16 (8.51%) Problem Management
8 15 (7.98%) DevOps
8 15 (7.98%) Kalman Filter
9 14 (7.45%) Mentoring
9 14 (7.45%) Presales
10 12 (6.38%) Change Management
10 12 (6.38%) Disaster Recovery
11 11 (5.85%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (5.85%) Capacity Planning
11 11 (5.85%) Incident Management
11 11 (5.85%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 37 (19.68%) PowerShell
2 28 (14.89%) Python
2 28 (14.89%) SQL
3 5 (2.66%) VBScript
4 3 (1.60%) C#
4 3 (1.60%) T-SQL
4 3 (1.60%) VB
5 2 (1.06%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.53%) AWK
6 1 (0.53%) C
6 1 (0.53%) C++
6 1 (0.53%) Perl
6 1 (0.53%) sed
6 1 (0.53%) VC++
Qualifications
1 31 (16.49%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (13.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (13.30%) Security Cleared
3 20 (10.64%) CCNA
3 20 (10.64%) Degree
4 19 (10.11%) SC Cleared
5 16 (8.51%) MCSE
6 12 (6.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 11 (5.85%) CCNP
8 7 (3.72%) MCP
9 5 (2.66%) DV Cleared
9 5 (2.66%) MCSA
10 4 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (2.13%) MCITP
11 3 (1.60%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (1.60%) CCA
11 3 (1.60%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (1.06%) CompTIA Security+
12 2 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.53%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (11.17%) SLA
2 5 (2.66%) COBIT
2 5 (2.66%) GDPR
3 2 (1.06%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.53%) PMO
4 1 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 128 (68.09%) Active Directory
2 34 (18.09%) Hyper-V
3 31 (16.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (9.04%) vSphere
5 16 (8.51%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (6.38%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (4.26%) XenApp
8 6 (3.19%) Docker
8 6 (3.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 6 (3.19%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (1.60%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (1.60%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.53%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.53%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 50 (26.60%) SCCM
2 34 (18.09%) Microsoft Intune
3 25 (13.30%) Nagios
4 22 (11.70%) Ansible
4 22 (11.70%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (11.70%) Puppet
5 10 (5.32%) SCVMM
6 9 (4.79%) Failover Clustering
7 7 (3.72%) Microsoft Clustering
8 6 (3.19%) Backup Exec
8 6 (3.19%) SCOM
9 5 (2.66%) AirWatch
9 5 (2.66%) IBM BigFix
10 3 (1.60%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (1.60%) WSUS
11 2 (1.06%) HP Data Protector
11 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 2 (1.06%) NetBackup
11 2 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (1.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 160 (85.11%) Microsoft
2 46 (24.47%) VMware
3 41 (21.81%) Cisco
4 24 (12.77%) Palo Alto
5 23 (12.23%) Avaya
5 23 (12.23%) Citrix
6 22 (11.70%) Riverbed
7 15 (7.98%) Dell
8 13 (6.91%) ServiceNow
9 12 (6.38%) Red Hat
9 12 (6.38%) SolarWinds
9 12 (6.38%) Veeam
10 11 (5.85%) HP
10 11 (5.85%) Sophos
11 9 (4.79%) SAP
12 8 (4.26%) NetApp
13 7 (3.72%) IBM
14 6 (3.19%) Asigra
14 6 (3.19%) Juniper
14 6 (3.19%) Salesforce.com