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 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
UK / England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 361 330 277
Rank change year-on-year -31 -53  
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 650 952 1178
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.81% 0.97% 1.17%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.53% 5.17% 5.95%
Number of salaries quoted 520 807 1013
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% -4.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,500 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +2.35% -3.40%  

Skype for Business is in the application platform skills category. The next 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.

Application Platform Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 14350 18422 19787
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 17.89% 18.82% 19.74%
Number of salaries quoted 11981 15723 16549
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.25% -  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Skype for Business as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +9 311 £42,500 -10.52% 30
South East -21 137 £45,000 - 18
East of England +47 75 £42,500 +3.65% 11
North West -11 35 £40,000 +23.07% 4
South West +4 24 £40,000 +14.28% 5
East Midlands -24 21 £34,250 -21.71% 2
Yorkshire -26 19 £42,000 -1.17% 3
West Midlands -8 14 £52,500 +8.80% 1
North East +8 9 £32,500 +17.11% 2
Skype for Business
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT jobs citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 971 (73.95%) Microsoft
2 863 (65.73%) Windows
3 796 (60.62%) Skype
4 719 (54.76%) Active Directory
5 518 (39.45%) Windows Server
6 490 (37.32%) Office 365
7 453 (34.50%) MS Exchange
8 418 (31.84%) VMware
9 328 (24.98%) MS Excel
10 318 (24.22%) ITIL
11 315 (23.99%) SharePoint
12 303 (23.08%) Cisco
13 298 (22.70%) Citrix
14 285 (21.71%) VMware Infrastructure
15 284 (21.63%) Windows Server 2012
16 277 (21.10%) Hyper-V
17 251 (19.12%) MS Office
18 241 (18.35%) Microsoft Azure
19 232 (17.67%) DNS
20 231 (17.59%) Windows Server 2008
21 228 (17.36%) SCCM
22 224 (17.06%) Microsoft Certification
23 221 (16.83%) Firewall
24 211 (16.07%) DHCP
25 203 (15.46%) Windows 7
26 202 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
27 187 (14.24%) Unified Communications
28 186 (14.17%) SQL Server
29 181 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010
30 176 (13.40%) PowerShell

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
1 453 (34.50%) MS Exchange
2 315 (23.99%) SharePoint
3 202 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 181 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 107 (8.15%) IIS
6 62 (4.72%) SharePoint 2013
7 52 (3.96%) Exchange Server 2003
8 45 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2007
9 44 (3.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 25 (1.90%) SharePoint 2010
11 13 (0.99%) Office Communications Server
12 11 (0.84%) SAS
13 10 (0.76%) CMS
13 10 (0.76%) Confluence
14 8 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
15 6 (0.46%) Apache
16 5 (0.38%) IBM Notes
17 4 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
17 4 (0.30%) GroupWise
17 4 (0.30%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 328 (24.98%) MS Excel
2 251 (19.12%) MS Office
3 42 (3.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (1.60%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.46%) MS Project
6 4 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.30%) Final Cut Pro
7 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.23%) Eikon
3 3 (0.23%) Line 50
3 3 (0.23%) Sage X3
4 2 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.15%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.15%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.076%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.076%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.076%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 490 (37.32%) Office 365
2 241 (18.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 87 (6.63%) Amazon AWS
4 42 (3.20%) IaaS
5 40 (3.05%) Mimecast
6 32 (2.44%) Azure Active Directory
7 29 (2.21%) OneDrive
8 26 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
8 26 (1.98%) PaaS
9 21 (1.60%) Yammer
10 13 (0.99%) SaaS
11 6 (0.46%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
12 5 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 4 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.15%) Akamai
14 2 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 2 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.15%) AWS CloudTrail
14 2 (0.15%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 796 (60.62%) Skype
2 232 (17.67%) DNS
3 221 (16.83%) Firewall
4 211 (16.07%) DHCP
5 187 (14.24%) Unified Communications
6 163 (12.41%) WAN
7 162 (12.34%) VPN
8 157 (11.96%) LAN
9 141 (10.74%) VoIP
10 119 (9.06%) TCP/IP
11 102 (7.77%) SAN
12 80 (6.09%) Cisco ASA
13 73 (5.56%) Wireless
14 57 (4.34%) PBX
15 53 (4.04%) MPLS
16 50 (3.81%) Internet
17 43 (3.27%) SMTP
18 42 (3.20%) ISDN
19 40 (3.05%) VLAN
20 37 (2.82%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (14.17%) SQL Server
2 50 (3.81%) SQL Server 2012
3 40 (3.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
5 14 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
5 14 (1.07%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (0.38%) MySQL
6 5 (0.38%) Power BI
6 5 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (0.30%) Big Data
7 4 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.15%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.15%) MS Access
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.15%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.076%) DB2
9 1 (0.076%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.076%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.076%) Pentaho
9 1 (0.076%) Redis
Development Applications
1 14 (1.07%) JIRA
2 12 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.15%) Ant
4 1 (0.076%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.076%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.076%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.076%) Subversion
4 1 (0.076%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.076%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 173 (13.18%) Finance
2 70 (5.33%) Telecoms
3 56 (4.27%) Law
4 35 (2.67%) Retail
5 30 (2.28%) Back Office
6 28 (2.13%) Marketing
7 20 (1.52%) Banking
8 18 (1.37%) Legal
9 14 (1.07%) Advertising
10 13 (0.99%) Publishing
11 11 (0.84%) Financial Institution
12 10 (0.76%) Billing
13 8 (0.61%) Manufacturing
14 7 (0.53%) Aerospace
15 6 (0.46%) Multimedia
16 5 (0.38%) German Language
17 4 (0.30%) French Language
17 4 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.30%) Spanish Language
18 3 (0.23%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 184 (14.01%) Support Engineer
2 179 (13.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 173 (13.18%) Analyst
4 100 (7.62%) IT Support
5 97 (7.39%) IT Engineer
6 95 (7.24%) Consultant
7 88 (6.70%) Windows Engineer
8 79 (6.02%) Exchange Engineer
9 76 (5.79%) 2nd Line Support
9 76 (5.79%) 3rd Line Support
10 73 (5.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 67 (5.10%) Support Analyst
12 64 (4.87%) IT Support Engineer
13 57 (4.34%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 55 (4.19%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 53 (4.04%) Systems Engineer
16 51 (3.88%) Architect
17 48 (3.66%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
18 47 (3.58%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 47 (3.58%) Lync Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (3.35%) .NET
2 28 (2.13%) Web Services
3 25 (1.90%) Software Packaging
4 20 (1.52%) XML
5 15 (1.14%) REST
6 12 (0.91%) JSON
6 12 (0.91%) RESTful
7 11 (0.84%) .NET Framework
8 9 (0.69%) COM
9 8 (0.61%) CSS
9 8 (0.61%) J2EE
10 7 (0.53%) ASP.NET
10 7 (0.53%) XMPP
10 7 (0.53%) XSLT
11 5 (0.38%) HTML
11 5 (0.38%) Middleware
12 3 (0.23%) 802.1X
12 3 (0.23%) SOAP
13 2 (0.15%) CSS3
13 2 (0.15%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 100 (7.62%) Data Centre
2 94 (7.16%) Analytical Skills
3 87 (6.63%) Video Conferencing
4 81 (6.17%) Blackberry
5 60 (4.57%) Clustering
5 60 (4.57%) Driving Licence
6 53 (4.04%) Public Cloud
7 52 (3.96%) Management Information System
8 49 (3.73%) PKI
9 33 (2.51%) Computer Science
10 30 (2.28%) User Experience
11 26 (1.98%) e-Learning
12 24 (1.83%) Hybrid Cloud
13 21 (1.60%) Client/Server
13 21 (1.60%) Virtual Team
14 18 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
15 17 (1.29%) Fintech
16 12 (0.91%) Mobile Payment
17 11 (0.84%) iPhone
18 10 (0.76%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 863 (65.73%) Windows
2 518 (39.45%) Windows Server
3 284 (21.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 231 (17.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 203 (15.46%) Windows 7
6 122 (9.29%) Windows 10
7 100 (7.62%) Windows Server 2003
8 94 (7.16%) Linux
9 89 (6.78%) Windows 8
10 47 (3.58%) Android
11 37 (2.82%) Mac OS X
12 35 (2.67%) Windows Phone
13 33 (2.51%) Apple iOS
13 33 (2.51%) Unix
14 23 (1.75%) Mac OS
14 23 (1.75%) Windows XP
15 20 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 11 (0.84%) Solaris
17 7 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
17 7 (0.53%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 318 (24.22%) ITIL
2 104 (7.92%) Mentoring
3 82 (6.25%) Migration
4 81 (6.17%) Service Delivery
5 79 (6.02%) Presales
6 74 (5.64%) High Availability
7 67 (5.10%) Agile Software Development
8 62 (4.72%) Project Management
9 57 (4.34%) Disaster Recovery
10 55 (4.19%) Identity Management
10 55 (4.19%) Service Management
11 53 (4.04%) Incident Management
12 52 (3.96%) Continuous Improvement
13 44 (3.35%) CRM
14 43 (3.27%) Change Control
15 39 (2.97%) Document Management
16 38 (2.89%) Time Management
17 36 (2.74%) Mobile Device Management
17 36 (2.74%) Statistics
17 36 (2.74%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 176 (13.40%) PowerShell
2 137 (10.43%) SQL
3 30 (2.28%) C#
4 26 (1.98%) VB
5 21 (1.60%) VBScript
6 10 (0.76%) Java
7 9 (0.69%) C
8 8 (0.61%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.30%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.23%) Python
10 3 (0.23%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.15%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.076%) C++
12 1 (0.076%) Go
12 1 (0.076%) Perl
12 1 (0.076%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 224 (17.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 159 (12.11%) MCSE
3 89 (6.78%) Degree
4 86 (6.55%) Cisco Certification
5 60 (4.57%) MCSA
6 55 (4.19%) Security Cleared
7 54 (4.11%) CCNA
8 47 (3.58%) SC Cleared
9 44 (3.35%) CCNP
10 38 (2.89%) MCP
11 32 (2.44%) MCITP
12 23 (1.75%) CCIE
13 14 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
14 13 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 12 (0.91%) MCTS
16 10 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 10 (0.76%) PhD
17 8 (0.61%) OCMJEA
17 8 (0.61%) Sun Certification
18 7 (0.53%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (6.40%) SLA
2 17 (1.29%) QA
3 8 (0.61%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.38%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.30%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.15%) EMIR
6 2 (0.15%) ISO 14000
6 2 (0.15%) MiFID
6 2 (0.15%) PMO
7 1 (0.076%) ISO22301
7 1 (0.076%) PMBOK
System Software
1 719 (54.76%) Active Directory
2 285 (21.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 277 (21.10%) Hyper-V
4 147 (11.20%) XenApp
5 84 (6.40%) vSphere
6 66 (5.03%) XenDesktop
7 39 (2.97%) VMware Workstation
8 29 (2.21%) VMware ESX
9 23 (1.75%) Forefront TMG
10 21 (1.60%) Terminal Services
10 21 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
11 19 (1.45%) Firmware
11 19 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
12 17 (1.29%) XenServer
13 12 (0.91%) Virtual Servers
14 9 (0.69%) ISA Server
15 8 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
15 8 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 7 (0.53%) BitLocker
16 7 (0.53%) Xen
Systems Management
1 228 (17.36%) SCCM
2 126 (9.60%) SCOM
3 46 (3.50%) WSUS
4 44 (3.35%) Backup Exec
5 30 (2.28%) Cisco CUCM
6 21 (1.60%) Failover Clustering
7 20 (1.52%) NetBackup
8 19 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
9 17 (1.29%) Nagios
10 15 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
11 14 (1.07%) Microsoft Clustering
12 13 (0.99%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 13 (0.99%) SCVMM
12 13 (0.99%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 12 (0.91%) AirWatch
14 11 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
15 10 (0.76%) SCOrch
15 10 (0.76%) XenMobile
16 9 (0.69%) Cisco UCCX
16 9 (0.69%) SCSM
Vendors
1 971 (73.95%) Microsoft
2 418 (31.84%) VMware
3 303 (23.08%) Cisco
4 298 (22.70%) Citrix
5 131 (9.98%) HP
6 96 (7.31%) NetApp
7 95 (7.24%) Polycom
8 92 (7.01%) Apple
9 67 (5.10%) Avaya
10 58 (4.42%) EMC
11 55 (4.19%) CheckPoint
12 51 (3.88%) Mitel
13 49 (3.73%) Dell
14 46 (3.50%) Juniper
15 43 (3.27%) 3PAR
15 43 (3.27%) SolarWinds
16 42 (3.20%) F5
17 40 (3.05%) Sonus
18 39 (2.97%) Symantec
19 31 (2.36%) Palo Alto
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