The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 102 89
Rank change year-on-year +14 -13  
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 2 3 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.20% 0.28% 1.04%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.93% 1.64% 6.74%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 13
Median salary £64,375 £65,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.96% +30.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £58,875 £53,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,875 £67,000 £62,000
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +3.52% -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 Essex with a requirement for application platform skills.

Application Platform Skills
Essex
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 214 183 193
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 21.21% 17.04% 15.46%
Number of salaries quoted 167 158 134
Median salary £50,000 £37,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% -16.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,159 £20,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.25% -  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 Essex

Skype for Business
Salary Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Skype for Business in Essex.

Salary trend for Skype for Business in Essex

Skype for Business
Salary Histogram in Essex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in Essex over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Skype for Business in Essex

Skype for Business
Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 30 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
Thurrock - 1 £57,500 -
Skype for Business
East of England

For the 6 months to 30 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 Essex region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 10 (100.00%) Skype
2 6 (60.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) ISDN
4 3 (30.00%) VoIP
4 3 (30.00%) CCNP
4 3 (30.00%) CCNA
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (30.00%) H.323
4 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (30.00%) Banking
4 3 (30.00%) WebEx
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (30.00%) Verint
4 3 (30.00%) Telepresence
5 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
5 2 (20.00%) Strategic Planning
5 2 (20.00%) CCNP Voice
5 2 (20.00%) IT Strategy
5 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (20.00%) Coaching
5 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (20.00%) Private Cloud
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 6 (60.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (20.00%) IIS
2 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Office 365
1 2 (20.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) Skype
2 4 (40.00%) ISDN
3 3 (30.00%) H.323
3 3 (30.00%) Telepresence
3 3 (30.00%) VoIP
3 3 (30.00%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (30.00%) Banking
1 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Voice Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Applications Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Business Manager
2 2 (20.00%) IT Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Business Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Lync Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Personal Assistant
3 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
1 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (20.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Mac OS
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Coaching
1 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (20.00%) CRM
1 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (20.00%) IT Strategy
1 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
1 2 (20.00%) Project Management
1 2 (20.00%) Quality Management
1 2 (20.00%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) CCNA
1 3 (30.00%) CCNP
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (20.00%) CCNP Voice
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) ISO 14000
1 2 (20.00%) ISO 9001
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco
2 3 (30.00%) Verint