Period
to 13 December 2018

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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
UK > England
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 444 374 426
Rank change year-on-year -70 +52 -52
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 977 1,432 1,270
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.66% 0.85% 0.73%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.06% 4.90% 3.98%
Number of salaries quoted 801 1,109 1,080
England median annual salary £45,891 £47,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.36% +10.59% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £67,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £46,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.23% +9.41% -

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 24,046 29,217 31,924
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 16.20% 17.36% 18.29%
Number of salaries quoted 19,438 23,908 27,032
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Skype for Business as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 2018. 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 -88 441 £50,000 +1.72% 40
North of England +50 171 £35,000 -0.65% 18
South East -12 126 £47,500 +11.76% 30
East of England +16 88 £47,500 +8.57% 7
North West +34 87 £32,500 -2.26% 8
Midlands -11 79 £42,500 -15.00% 18
Yorkshire +17 60 £35,000 -16.67% 4
South West -9 60 £40,000 +58.42% 23
East Midlands +15 41 £40,000 -23.81% 10
West Midlands -24 38 £47,500 -2.56% 8
North East +13 24 £37,500 +15.38% 6
Skype for Business
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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.

1 735 (75.23%) Skype
2 659 (67.45%) Microsoft
3 636 (65.10%) Windows
4 564 (57.73%) Office 365
5 556 (56.91%) Active Directory
6 351 (35.93%) VMware
7 337 (34.49%) Windows Server
8 322 (32.96%) Microsoft Azure
9 318 (32.55%) SharePoint
10 291 (29.79%) ITIL
11 273 (27.94%) MS Exchange
12 254 (26.00%) Hyper-V
13 244 (24.97%) Cisco
14 233 (23.85%) VMware Infrastructure
15 232 (23.75%) Citrix
16 210 (21.49%) Microsoft Office
17 208 (21.29%) DNS
18 202 (20.68%) Windows 10
19 201 (20.57%) SCCM
20 190 (19.45%) Firewall
21 183 (18.73%) Windows Server 2012
22 166 (16.99%) Microsoft Certification
23 155 (15.86%) SQL
23 155 (15.86%) SQL Server
24 154 (15.76%) PowerShell
24 154 (15.76%) Windows 7
25 153 (15.66%) DHCP
25 153 (15.66%) Finance
26 148 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
27 143 (14.64%) VoIP

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
1 318 (32.55%) SharePoint
2 273 (27.94%) MS Exchange
3 108 (11.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 80 (8.19%) Exchange Server 2013
5 48 (4.91%) Exchange Server 2003
6 45 (4.61%) IIS
7 39 (3.99%) Exchange Server 2007
8 28 (2.87%) CMS
9 15 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
10 12 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
11 11 (1.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 11 (1.13%) OpenStack
12 8 (0.82%) Office Communications Server
12 8 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
12 8 (0.82%) WordPress
13 6 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.61%) Commerce Server
14 5 (0.51%) IBM Domino
14 5 (0.51%) IBM Notes
15 3 (0.31%) Apache
Applications
1 210 (21.49%) Microsoft Office
2 52 (5.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (2.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (2.05%) MS Visio
5 16 (1.64%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.41%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.31%) CATIA
7 3 (0.31%) PTC Creo
8 2 (0.20%) Camtasia
9 1 (0.10%) Abaqus
9 1 (0.10%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.10%) Mathcad
9 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.10%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 32 (3.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.43%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.41%) Elite 3E
5 3 (0.31%) Sage 200
5 3 (0.31%) SAP R/3
5 3 (0.31%) Teamcenter
6 2 (0.20%) Maximo
6 2 (0.20%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.10%) Aareon QL
7 1 (0.10%) Academy Housing
7 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.10%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.10%) Lawson
7 1 (0.10%) MIS ActiveH
7 1 (0.10%) Northgate Housing
7 1 (0.10%) OPENHousing
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.10%) Orchard Housing
7 1 (0.10%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 564 (57.73%) Office 365
2 322 (32.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 119 (12.18%) Amazon AWS
4 81 (8.29%) Azure Active Directory
5 72 (7.37%) IaaS
6 69 (7.06%) Mimecast
7 54 (5.53%) OneDrive
8 45 (4.61%) PaaS
9 44 (4.50%) SaaS
10 14 (1.43%) Yammer
11 9 (0.92%) Slack
12 8 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
13 6 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
14 5 (0.51%) G Suite
15 1 (0.10%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 735 (75.23%) Skype
2 208 (21.29%) DNS
3 190 (19.45%) Firewall
4 153 (15.66%) DHCP
5 143 (14.64%) VoIP
6 134 (13.72%) LAN
7 130 (13.31%) SAN
8 112 (11.46%) VPN
9 111 (11.36%) TCP/IP
10 110 (11.26%) WAN
11 109 (11.16%) Unified Communications
12 88 (9.01%) Wireless
13 60 (6.14%) MPLS
14 59 (6.04%) VLAN
15 47 (4.81%) Wi-Fi
16 42 (4.30%) OSPF
17 37 (3.79%) BGP
18 36 (3.68%) NAS
19 30 (3.07%) Cisco IOS
20 28 (2.87%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (15.86%) SQL Server
2 29 (2.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (2.25%) Amazon RDS
4 16 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (1.64%) MySQL
5 12 (1.23%) Big Data
5 12 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (1.23%) SQL Server 2016
6 10 (1.02%) Power BI
7 9 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
8 8 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.51%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.10%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.10%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.10%) EDRMS
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (0.61%) MSI
2 3 (0.31%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (0.31%) Vagrant
3 2 (0.20%) AdminStudio
3 2 (0.20%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.20%) JIRA
4 1 (0.10%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.10%) gulp
4 1 (0.10%) Subversion
4 1 (0.10%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.10%) Yeoman
General
1 153 (15.66%) Finance
2 93 (9.52%) Legal
3 57 (5.83%) Law
4 45 (4.61%) Telecoms
5 37 (3.79%) Marketing
6 36 (3.68%) Banking
7 33 (3.38%) Retail
8 18 (1.84%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.72%) Back Office
9 7 (0.72%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.61%) Advertising
10 6 (0.61%) Electronics
11 5 (0.51%) Automotive
12 3 (0.31%) Publishing
13 2 (0.20%) Billing
13 2 (0.20%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.10%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.10%) Games
14 1 (0.10%) Georgian Language
14 1 (0.10%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 144 (14.74%) Analyst
2 131 (13.41%) Support Engineer
3 111 (11.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 93 (9.52%) Consultant
5 71 (7.27%) IT Engineer
5 71 (7.27%) IT Support
6 61 (6.24%) Windows Engineer
7 58 (5.94%) Service Analyst
8 57 (5.83%) 2nd Line Support
8 57 (5.83%) Service Desk Analyst
9 55 (5.63%) Administrator
10 52 (5.32%) Support Analyst
11 47 (4.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 45 (4.61%) IT Analyst
13 44 (4.50%) IT Manager
14 42 (4.30%) Desktop Support
15 40 (4.09%) Systems Administrator
16 38 (3.89%) Network Engineer
16 38 (3.89%) Systems Engineer
16 38 (3.89%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.05%) XMPP
2 16 (1.64%) LDAP
3 15 (1.54%) .NET
4 8 (0.82%) CSS
4 8 (0.82%) HTML
5 7 (0.72%) HTML5
5 7 (0.72%) jQuery
6 6 (0.61%) COM
7 5 (0.51%) MAPI
8 3 (0.31%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.20%) 802.1X
9 2 (0.20%) ADSI
9 2 (0.20%) WAP
10 1 (0.10%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.10%) Java EE
10 1 (0.10%) KnockoutJS
10 1 (0.10%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 83 (8.50%) Analytical Skills
2 82 (8.39%) Management Information System
3 81 (8.29%) Video Conferencing
4 76 (7.78%) Data Centre
5 47 (4.81%) Self-Motivation
6 42 (4.30%) Hybrid Cloud
7 33 (3.38%) Public Cloud
8 27 (2.76%) Driving Licence
9 26 (2.66%) Clustering
10 23 (2.35%) Replication
10 23 (2.35%) User Experience
11 21 (2.15%) Blackberry
12 19 (1.94%) Fat Client
12 19 (1.94%) Smartphone
12 19 (1.94%) Thin Client
13 18 (1.84%) Client/Server
13 18 (1.84%) e-Learning
14 15 (1.54%) Enterprise Storage
15 14 (1.43%) Private Cloud
16 12 (1.23%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 636 (65.10%) Windows
2 337 (34.49%) Windows Server
3 202 (20.68%) Windows 10
4 183 (18.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 154 (15.76%) Windows 7
6 148 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 91 (9.31%) Linux
8 52 (5.32%) Android
9 41 (4.20%) Apple iOS
9 41 (4.20%) Windows Server 2003
10 38 (3.89%) Windows 8
11 37 (3.79%) Mac OS X
12 15 (1.54%) Ubuntu
13 12 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 12 (1.23%) Windows 2000 Server
14 11 (1.13%) Windows Vista
14 11 (1.13%) Windows XP
15 10 (1.02%) VMS
16 7 (0.72%) SUSE
17 6 (0.61%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (29.79%) ITIL
2 132 (13.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 130 (13.31%) Problem-Solving
4 127 (13.00%) Migration
5 86 (8.80%) Service Management
6 85 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
7 80 (8.19%) Presales
8 72 (7.37%) Project Management
9 71 (7.27%) Incident Management
10 65 (6.65%) Service Delivery
11 56 (5.73%) Change Management
12 55 (5.63%) CRM
12 55 (5.63%) Problem Management
13 49 (5.02%) PRINCE2
14 46 (4.71%) Agile Software Development
14 46 (4.71%) ITIL V3
14 46 (4.71%) ITSM
15 43 (4.40%) Stakeholder Management
16 41 (4.20%) Continuous Improvement
16 41 (4.20%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 155 (15.86%) SQL
2 154 (15.76%) PowerShell
3 19 (1.94%) VBScript
4 11 (1.13%) C
5 10 (1.02%) VB
6 9 (0.92%) JavaScript
7 7 (0.72%) Bash Shell
8 6 (0.61%) C#
9 4 (0.41%) Python
10 3 (0.31%) C++
10 3 (0.31%) Go
10 3 (0.31%) Ruby
11 1 (0.10%) Java
11 1 (0.10%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 166 (16.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 106 (10.85%) MCSE
3 95 (9.72%) Cisco Certification
4 62 (6.35%) CCNP
5 43 (4.40%) CCNA
6 42 (4.30%) Degree
6 42 (4.30%) MCSA
6 42 (4.30%) Security Cleared
7 37 (3.79%) MCP
8 29 (2.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 28 (2.87%) SC Cleared
10 26 (2.66%) ITIL Certification
11 16 (1.64%) A+ Certification
12 15 (1.54%) CCIE
12 15 (1.54%) DBS Check
13 14 (1.43%) CCVP
13 14 (1.43%) MCITP
14 11 (1.13%) CCNP Voice
15 8 (0.82%) CCA
15 8 (0.82%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (9.01%) SLA
2 37 (3.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (2.25%) PMO
4 14 (1.43%) Data Quality
5 13 (1.33%) GDPR
5 13 (1.33%) QA
6 12 (1.23%) COBIT
6 12 (1.23%) ISO 9001
6 12 (1.23%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.51%) PMBOK
7 5 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.20%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 556 (56.91%) Active Directory
2 254 (26.00%) Hyper-V
3 233 (23.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 75 (7.68%) VMware ESXi
5 70 (7.16%) XenApp
6 38 (3.89%) vSphere
6 38 (3.89%) XenDesktop
7 25 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
8 23 (2.35%) Virtual Servers
9 16 (1.64%) VMware Workstation
10 15 (1.54%) Terminal Services
11 10 (1.02%) Virtual Desktop
12 8 (0.82%) BitLocker
12 8 (0.82%) VMware Server
13 7 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (0.72%) Terminal Server
14 6 (0.61%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 6 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 5 (0.51%) KVM
15 5 (0.51%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 201 (20.57%) SCCM
2 54 (5.53%) Microsoft Intune
3 51 (5.22%) SCOM
4 47 (4.81%) SCVMM
5 33 (3.38%) Single Sign-On
6 26 (2.66%) Cisco CUCM
7 25 (2.56%) Backup Exec
8 19 (1.94%) SCOrch
9 18 (1.84%) FortiGate
10 16 (1.64%) vCenter Server
11 12 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
12 11 (1.13%) AirWatch
12 11 (1.13%) Cisco UCCE
12 11 (1.13%) Cisco UCCX
13 10 (1.02%) SCSM
14 9 (0.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 9 (0.92%) NetBackup
14 9 (0.92%) WSUS
15 8 (0.82%) vRealize
15 8 (0.82%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 659 (67.45%) Microsoft
2 351 (35.93%) VMware
3 244 (24.97%) Cisco
4 232 (23.75%) Citrix
5 72 (7.37%) HP
6 68 (6.96%) Dell
7 62 (6.35%) Veeam
8 61 (6.24%) Apple
8 61 (6.24%) Avaya
9 51 (5.22%) Symantec
10 50 (5.12%) NetApp
11 40 (4.09%) SolarWinds
12 32 (3.28%) Mitel
12 32 (3.28%) Sophos
13 30 (3.07%) CommVault
13 30 (3.07%) Remedy
13 30 (3.07%) Sonus
14 29 (2.97%) iManage
14 29 (2.97%) Polycom
15 27 (2.76%) Juniper