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

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
South East > Kent
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 80 82
Rank change year-on-year +14 +2  
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 11 7 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.63% 0.73% 1.54%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.94% 4.43% 6.51%
Number of salaries quoted 11 6 17
Kent median annual salary £26,500 £60,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -55.83% +71.42%  
10th Percentile £21,250 £26,875 £33,750
90th Percentile £50,000 £66,875 £44,250
South East median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00%  

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 Kent with a requirement for application platform skills.

Application Platform Skills
Kent
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 123 158 261
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 18.28% 16.39% 23.68%
Number of salaries quoted 160 206 494
Kent median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% -9.09%  
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £60,000 £55,000
South East median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.52% -  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in Kent

Skype for Business
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Salary trend for Skype for Business in Kent

Skype for Business
Salary Histogram in Kent

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in Kent over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Skype for Business in Kent

Skype for Business
Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 3 months to 29 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
Sevenoaks - 4 £22,500 -
West Malling +12 3 £50,000 +96.07%
Dartford +3 3 £26,500 -55.83%
Sittingbourne - 1 £32,500 -
Skype for Business
South East

For the 6 months to 29 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 Kent region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 12 (70.59%) Windows
1 12 (70.59%) Active Directory
1 12 (70.59%) Firewall
1 12 (70.59%) Windows Server 2008
1 12 (70.59%) Office 365
1 12 (70.59%) Skype
1 12 (70.59%) Windows Server
2 9 (52.94%) SharePoint
3 8 (47.06%) WAN
3 8 (47.06%) LAN
3 8 (47.06%) Cisco
3 8 (47.06%) MPLS
4 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (41.18%) DHCP
4 7 (41.18%) TCP/IP
4 7 (41.18%) DNS
4 7 (41.18%) MCSE
4 7 (41.18%) MCSA
4 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (41.18%) MCP
4 7 (41.18%) Degree
4 7 (41.18%) SonicWALL
5 6 (35.29%) VMware
6 5 (29.41%) Wireless
6 5 (29.41%) Service Delivery
6 5 (29.41%) Change Management
6 5 (29.41%) Load Balancing
6 5 (29.41%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
6 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 9 (52.94%) SharePoint
2 3 (17.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (70.59%) Office 365
2 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (11.76%) IaaS
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (70.59%) Firewall
1 12 (70.59%) Skype
2 8 (47.06%) LAN
2 8 (47.06%) MPLS
2 8 (47.06%) WAN
3 7 (41.18%) DHCP
3 7 (41.18%) DNS
3 7 (41.18%) TCP/IP
4 5 (29.41%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (29.41%) VoIP
4 5 (29.41%) Wireless
5 4 (23.53%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (17.65%) DSL
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) 2nd Line Support
1 7 (41.18%) Network Support
1 7 (41.18%) Server Support
2 5 (29.41%) Cisco Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Firewall Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Network Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) WAN Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Project Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Field Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support
5 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Field Support Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) IT Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) IT Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Data Centre
2 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 12 (70.59%) Windows
1 12 (70.59%) Windows Server
1 12 (70.59%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Change Management
1 5 (29.41%) ITIL
1 5 (29.41%) Load Balancing
1 5 (29.41%) Network Architecture
1 5 (29.41%) Service Delivery
2 3 (17.65%) Patch Management
3 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) Degree
1 7 (41.18%) MCP
1 7 (41.18%) MCSA
1 7 (41.18%) MCSE
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (29.41%) CCIE
2 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (29.41%) HNC
2 5 (29.41%) HND
2 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
2 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 12 (70.59%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Cisco
2 7 (41.18%) SonicWALL
3 6 (35.29%) VMware
4 5 (29.41%) Aruba
4 5 (29.41%) Avaya
4 5 (29.41%) CheckPoint
4 5 (29.41%) F5
4 5 (29.41%) Juniper
4 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
4 5 (29.41%) Palo Alto
5 2 (11.76%) Mitel