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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 380 406 333
Rank change year-on-year +26 -73  
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 661 666 973
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.79% 0.72% 0.95%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.37% 3.86% 4.81%
Number of salaries quoted 519 557 779
Median salary £47,500 £41,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.45% -5.68%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  

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 15141 17234 20237
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 18.07% 18.63% 19.72%
Number of salaries quoted 12366 14843 16959
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 +62 335 £55,000 +22.22% 41
South East +32 124 £40,000 +14.28% 9
East of England -3 65 £42,500 +2.40% 2
North West -13 42 £40,000 -7.24% 9
South West -6 28 £31,000 -22.50% 6
West Midlands -23 27 £47,500 -4.04% 22
East Midlands -2 18 £47,000 +17.50% 2
Yorkshire -25 16 £39,500 -1.25% 1
North East +1 5 £18,750 -49.32% 2
Skype for Business
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 968 (74.12%) Microsoft
2 897 (68.68%) Skype
3 859 (65.77%) Windows
4 744 (56.97%) Active Directory
5 577 (44.18%) Office 365
6 550 (42.11%) Windows Server
7 468 (35.83%) VMware
8 464 (35.53%) MS Exchange
9 328 (25.11%) Hyper-V
10 318 (24.35%) ITIL
11 311 (23.81%) SharePoint
12 310 (23.74%) VMware Infrastructure
13 297 (22.74%) Microsoft Office
13 297 (22.74%) Cisco
14 290 (22.21%) Citrix
15 287 (21.98%) DNS
16 280 (21.44%) Windows Server 2012
17 279 (21.36%) Microsoft Azure
18 267 (20.44%) DHCP
19 259 (19.83%) SCCM
20 241 (18.45%) Windows Server 2008
21 220 (16.85%) PowerShell
22 217 (16.62%) Microsoft Certification
23 215 (16.46%) Windows 7
24 211 (16.16%) Firewall
25 205 (15.70%) Unified Communications
26 201 (15.39%) SQL Server
27 199 (15.24%) Finance
28 181 (13.86%) MCSE
29 179 (13.71%) Exchange Server 2010

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
1 464 (35.53%) MS Exchange
2 311 (23.81%) SharePoint
3 179 (13.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 157 (12.02%) Exchange Server 2013
5 109 (8.35%) IIS
6 55 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2003
7 50 (3.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 44 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2007
9 42 (3.22%) SharePoint 2013
10 23 (1.76%) SharePoint 2010
11 22 (1.68%) Office Communications Server
12 19 (1.45%) SAS
13 16 (1.23%) IBM Notes
14 11 (0.84%) CMS
15 9 (0.69%) Confluence
16 7 (0.54%) IBM Domino
17 6 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
18 5 (0.38%) Apache
18 5 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
19 4 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 297 (22.74%) Microsoft Office
2 43 (3.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (1.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.46%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.15%) Final Cut Pro
8 1 (0.077%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 18 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.07%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.15%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.15%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.077%) Infor SunSystems
5 1 (0.077%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.077%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.077%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 577 (44.18%) Office 365
2 279 (21.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 119 (9.11%) Amazon AWS
4 117 (8.96%) IaaS
5 61 (4.67%) PaaS
6 36 (2.76%) OneDrive
7 35 (2.68%) Azure Active Directory
8 29 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
9 27 (2.07%) Mimecast
10 24 (1.84%) SaaS
10 24 (1.84%) Yammer
11 16 (1.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 11 (0.84%) Dynamics 365
13 10 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
14 8 (0.61%) Dropbox
15 4 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
15 4 (0.31%) Amazon S3
16 3 (0.23%) GitHub
16 3 (0.23%) MailChimp
16 3 (0.23%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 897 (68.68%) Skype
2 287 (21.98%) DNS
3 267 (20.44%) DHCP
4 211 (16.16%) Firewall
5 205 (15.70%) Unified Communications
6 152 (11.64%) WAN
7 148 (11.33%) LAN
8 146 (11.18%) VoIP
9 135 (10.34%) TCP/IP
10 117 (8.96%) VPN
11 112 (8.58%) SAN
12 111 (8.50%) PBX
13 77 (5.90%) Wireless
14 70 (5.36%) MPLS
15 57 (4.36%) PSTN
16 55 (4.21%) Cisco ASA
17 53 (4.06%) ISDN
18 49 (3.75%) Internet
18 49 (3.75%) Remote Desktop
19 44 (3.37%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 201 (15.39%) SQL Server
2 49 (3.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 36 (2.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
5 11 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (0.84%) SQL Server 2014
6 9 (0.69%) MySQL
7 5 (0.38%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (0.31%) Big Data
9 3 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.15%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.15%) MS Access
10 2 (0.15%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.15%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.15%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.077%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.077%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.077%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.077%) Redis
11 1 (0.077%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (0.54%) Jenkins
2 7 (0.54%) JIRA
3 3 (0.23%) CircleCI
3 3 (0.23%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.077%) Ant
4 1 (0.077%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.077%) Subversion
General
1 199 (15.24%) Finance
2 82 (6.28%) Retail
3 73 (5.59%) Telecoms
4 69 (5.28%) Banking
5 54 (4.13%) Investment Banking
6 51 (3.91%) Law
7 48 (3.68%) Retail Banking
8 27 (2.07%) Legal
9 24 (1.84%) Marketing
10 22 (1.68%) Advertising
11 15 (1.15%) Games
12 12 (0.92%) Back Office
13 7 (0.54%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.54%) German Language
13 7 (0.54%) Manufacturing
14 6 (0.46%) Billing
15 5 (0.38%) French Language
16 4 (0.31%) Local Government
16 4 (0.31%) Multimedia
16 4 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 189 (14.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 188 (14.40%) Support Engineer
3 165 (12.63%) Analyst
4 108 (8.27%) Consultant
5 87 (6.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 85 (6.51%) IT Engineer
7 81 (6.20%) 2nd Line Support
8 77 (5.90%) 3rd Line Support
9 73 (5.59%) IT Support
10 70 (5.36%) Lync Engineer
11 69 (5.28%) Exchange Engineer
12 66 (5.05%) Unified Communications Engineer
13 63 (4.82%) Windows Engineer
14 62 (4.75%) Office 365 Engineer
15 61 (4.67%) Systems Engineer
16 60 (4.59%) Support Analyst
17 57 (4.36%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 55 (4.21%) IT Support Engineer
19 53 (4.06%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 53 (4.06%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (2.53%) .NET
2 19 (1.45%) Software Packaging
3 18 (1.38%) Web Services
4 16 (1.23%) XMPP
5 13 (1.00%) ASP.NET
6 11 (0.84%) REST
6 11 (0.84%) XML
7 9 (0.69%) JSON
7 9 (0.69%) RESTful
8 6 (0.46%) .NET Framework
9 5 (0.38%) HTML
10 4 (0.31%) COM
10 4 (0.31%) CSS
10 4 (0.31%) J2EE
11 3 (0.23%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (0.23%) Middleware
12 2 (0.15%) HTML5 Canvas
12 2 (0.15%) jQuery
12 2 (0.15%) TAPI
12 2 (0.15%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 113 (8.65%) Blackberry
2 109 (8.35%) Data Centre
3 83 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
4 76 (5.82%) Video Conferencing
5 59 (4.52%) User Experience
6 48 (3.68%) Clustering
6 48 (3.68%) Public Cloud
7 46 (3.52%) PKI
8 40 (3.06%) Driving Licence
9 27 (2.07%) Computer Science
10 26 (1.99%) Management Information System
11 22 (1.68%) Virtual Team
12 21 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
13 17 (1.30%) BYOD
13 17 (1.30%) e-Learning
14 16 (1.23%) HP Storage
15 13 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
16 12 (0.92%) Enterprise Storage
16 12 (0.92%) iPhone
17 11 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 859 (65.77%) Windows
2 550 (42.11%) Windows Server
3 280 (21.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 241 (18.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 215 (16.46%) Windows 7
6 126 (9.65%) Windows 10
7 115 (8.81%) Linux
8 91 (6.97%) Windows Server 2003
9 67 (5.13%) Windows 8
10 65 (4.98%) Android
11 59 (4.52%) Apple iOS
12 49 (3.75%) Mac OS X
13 27 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 26 (1.99%) Windows XP
15 25 (1.91%) Unix
16 24 (1.84%) Mac OS
17 15 (1.15%) Windows Phone
18 13 (1.00%) Windows Vista
19 8 (0.61%) Solaris
20 6 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 318 (24.35%) ITIL
2 110 (8.42%) Migration
3 102 (7.81%) Mentoring
4 99 (7.58%) Presales
5 75 (5.74%) Service Management
6 67 (5.13%) Identity Management
7 66 (5.05%) Asset Management
8 64 (4.90%) Service Delivery
9 55 (4.21%) High Availability
10 54 (4.13%) Continuous Improvement
11 49 (3.75%) Disaster Recovery
12 48 (3.68%) Patch Management
12 48 (3.68%) Wealth Management
13 47 (3.60%) Project Management
14 46 (3.52%) Time Management
15 43 (3.29%) Customer Requirements
15 43 (3.29%) Kalman Filter
16 42 (3.22%) Problem Management
17 38 (2.91%) Agile Software Development
17 38 (2.91%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 220 (16.85%) PowerShell
2 165 (12.63%) SQL
3 25 (1.91%) VB
3 25 (1.91%) VBScript
4 21 (1.61%) C#
5 15 (1.15%) C
6 8 (0.61%) Java
7 4 (0.31%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.15%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.077%) C++
9 1 (0.077%) Go
9 1 (0.077%) Perl
9 1 (0.077%) Python
9 1 (0.077%) Ruby
9 1 (0.077%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 217 (16.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 181 (13.86%) MCSE
3 80 (6.13%) Degree
4 79 (6.05%) Cisco Certification
5 70 (5.36%) MCSA
6 58 (4.44%) CCNA
6 58 (4.44%) Security Cleared
7 51 (3.91%) MCITP
8 49 (3.75%) SC Cleared
9 43 (3.29%) MCP
10 41 (3.14%) CCNP
11 30 (2.30%) Citrix Certification
12 25 (1.91%) CCA
13 21 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
14 13 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 12 (0.92%) CCIE
16 11 (0.84%) MCTS
17 9 (0.69%) DV Cleared
18 8 (0.61%) A+ Certification
18 8 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (5.36%) SLA
2 11 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.38%) QA
4 4 (0.31%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 4 (0.31%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.31%) PMO
5 2 (0.15%) ISO 14000
5 2 (0.15%) SSAE 16
6 1 (0.077%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.077%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.077%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.077%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 744 (56.97%) Active Directory
2 328 (25.11%) Hyper-V
3 310 (23.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 165 (12.63%) XenApp
5 103 (7.89%) XenDesktop
6 99 (7.58%) vSphere
7 60 (4.59%) VMware ESXi
8 30 (2.30%) Terminal Services
8 30 (2.30%) VMware Workstation
9 14 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
10 11 (0.84%) Forefront TMG
11 9 (0.69%) XenServer
12 7 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
12 7 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (0.46%) BitLocker
13 6 (0.46%) ISA Server
13 6 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
14 5 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 3 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 3 (0.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 259 (19.83%) SCCM
2 116 (8.88%) SCOM
3 64 (4.90%) WSUS
4 47 (3.60%) AirWatch
5 34 (2.60%) Backup Exec
6 25 (1.91%) Microsoft Intune
7 24 (1.84%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 24 (1.84%) vCenter Server
8 20 (1.53%) Norton AntiVirus
9 18 (1.38%) Failover Clustering
10 17 (1.30%) Cisco CUCM
10 17 (1.30%) Puppet
11 14 (1.07%) Nagios
12 12 (0.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 11 (0.84%) Cisco UCCX
14 10 (0.77%) SCOrch
15 9 (0.69%) SmoothWall
16 8 (0.61%) Microsoft Clustering
16 8 (0.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 8 (0.61%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 968 (74.12%) Microsoft
2 468 (35.83%) VMware
3 297 (22.74%) Cisco
4 290 (22.21%) Citrix
5 143 (10.95%) HP
6 99 (7.58%) Apple
7 92 (7.04%) NetApp
8 70 (5.36%) Avaya
9 58 (4.44%) Polycom
10 57 (4.36%) EMC
11 53 (4.06%) Dell
12 51 (3.91%) Mitel
13 46 (3.52%) Juniper
14 40 (3.06%) CheckPoint
14 40 (3.06%) Symantec
15 39 (2.99%) AppSense
15 39 (2.99%) Sonus
16 38 (2.91%) Veeam
17 37 (2.83%) SolarWinds
18 36 (2.76%) F5
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £50K basic + Superb Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £50K basic + Superb Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £50K basic + Superb Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K basic + Superb Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K basic + Superb Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K basic + Superb Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Salary: £40,000 per annum plus on call and flexible benefits package
Posted: 16 hours ago
Billingshurst, West Sussex
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £27,000 per annum Dependent on Experience + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
West London
Robert Half
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £33000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + 25-30% Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 20 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Networkers
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + + Benefits + OnCall
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NHS Blood And Transplant
Salary: From £40,428 to £48,514 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
The North Starr
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + 20% commission
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + On Call + Over Time
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Car Allowance, Training, Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £39000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Northamptonshire
Executive Resource Group
Salary: £40000.00 per annum + Pension + Life Assurance
Posted: 4 days ago