The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 140 123
Rank change year-on-year -8 -17  
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 10 27 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.40% 0.92% 1.79%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.39% 5.06% 8.18%
Number of salaries quoted 7 25 50
Median salary £41,500 £39,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.41% -2.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,907 £22,000 £31,225
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

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 Leeds with a requirement for application platform skills.

Application Platform Skills
Leeds
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 419 534 721
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 16.71% 18.26% 21.85%
Number of salaries quoted 347 437 522
Median salary £42,500 £37,900 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.13% +1.06%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds 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 Leeds

Skype for Business
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

Salary trend for Skype for Business in Leeds

Skype for Business
Salary Histogram in Leeds

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in Leeds over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Skype for Business in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 24 (96.00%) Active Directory
2 23 (92.00%) Windows
3 19 (76.00%) SharePoint
3 19 (76.00%) Microsoft
3 19 (76.00%) Citrix
3 19 (76.00%) VMware
4 18 (72.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (68.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (68.00%) Windows Server
6 16 (64.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (64.00%) SAN
7 14 (56.00%) MS Exchange
7 14 (56.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 14 (56.00%) Data Centre
8 13 (52.00%) Linux
8 13 (52.00%) SQL Server
8 13 (52.00%) CommVault
8 13 (52.00%) NetApp
8 13 (52.00%) Unix
8 13 (52.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (48.00%) Clustering
9 12 (48.00%) VPN
10 11 (44.00%) DNS
10 11 (44.00%) ITIL
10 11 (44.00%) DHCP
10 11 (44.00%) Office 365
11 10 (40.00%) Dell Compellent
11 10 (40.00%) Nimble Storage
11 10 (40.00%) Presales
11 10 (40.00%) Hyper-V

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 19 (76.00%) SharePoint
2 14 (56.00%) MS Exchange
3 10 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 10 (40.00%) IIS
4 9 (36.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (16.00%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (12.00%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (12.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (56.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (44.00%) Office 365
3 3 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (8.00%) Yammer
5 1 (4.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (64.00%) SAN
2 12 (48.00%) VPN
3 11 (44.00%) DHCP
3 11 (44.00%) DNS
4 10 (40.00%) VoIP
5 9 (36.00%) ISDN
6 7 (28.00%) Skype
7 6 (24.00%) NAS
8 3 (12.00%) LAN
8 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
9 2 (8.00%) SMTP
10 1 (4.00%) IP Telephony
10 1 (4.00%) MPLS
10 1 (4.00%) PBX
10 1 (4.00%) SNMP
10 1 (4.00%) Unified Communications
10 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (52.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (24.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (24.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (12.00%) Amazon RDS
General
1 3 (12.00%) Legal
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Technical Engineer
2 7 (28.00%) Exchange Engineer
3 6 (24.00%) Active Directory Engineer
3 6 (24.00%) Citrix Engineer
3 6 (24.00%) Citrix Server Engineer
3 6 (24.00%) SAN Engineer
3 6 (24.00%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
3 6 (24.00%) Senior Citrix Engineer
3 6 (24.00%) Senior Exchange Engineer
3 6 (24.00%) Senior Technical Engineer
3 6 (24.00%) Senior VMware Engineer
3 6 (24.00%) VMware Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Architect
4 4 (16.00%) Cloud Architect
5 3 (12.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (12.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 3 (12.00%) IT Architect
5 3 (12.00%) Support Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Technical Operations Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 14 (56.00%) Data Centre
2 12 (48.00%) Clustering
3 4 (16.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (16.00%) Private Cloud
3 4 (16.00%) Public Cloud
4 3 (12.00%) PKI
4 3 (12.00%) Replication
5 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (92.00%) Windows
2 17 (68.00%) Windows Server
2 17 (68.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (64.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (52.00%) Linux
4 13 (52.00%) Unix
5 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (16.00%) Windows 10
6 4 (16.00%) Windows 7
6 4 (16.00%) Windows 8
7 2 (8.00%) Windows Vista
7 2 (8.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 11 (44.00%) ITIL
3 10 (40.00%) Presales
3 10 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
4 9 (36.00%) Change Control
5 6 (24.00%) Service Delivery
6 5 (20.00%) Information Security
6 5 (20.00%) Service Management
7 4 (16.00%) High Availability
7 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (16.00%) IT Strategy
7 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
7 4 (16.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 4 (16.00%) Virtual Environments
8 3 (12.00%) DevOps
8 3 (12.00%) Email Filtering
8 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 3 (12.00%) Proactive Monitoring
8 3 (12.00%) Server Virtualisation
8 3 (12.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) MCSE
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (12.00%) MCP
2 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (96.00%) Active Directory
2 18 (72.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (40.00%) Hyper-V
4 6 (24.00%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (24.00%) XenApp
5 3 (12.00%) vSphere
5 3 (12.00%) XenDesktop
6 1 (4.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 3 (12.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (12.00%) SCCM
1 3 (12.00%) SCOM
1 3 (12.00%) ServiceCenter
1 3 (12.00%) WSUS
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 19 (76.00%) Citrix
1 19 (76.00%) Microsoft
1 19 (76.00%) VMware
2 13 (52.00%) CommVault
2 13 (52.00%) NetApp
3 10 (40.00%) Dell Compellent
3 10 (40.00%) Nimble Storage
4 8 (32.00%) Cisco
5 6 (24.00%) Civica
5 6 (24.00%) HP
6 4 (16.00%) Avaya
7 3 (12.00%) BMC
7 3 (12.00%) Dell
7 3 (12.00%) Huawei
7 3 (12.00%) Remedy
7 3 (12.00%) Symantec
7 3 (12.00%) Veeam
8 1 (4.00%) Proofpoint