Period
to 18 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London 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 18 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
England > London
6 months to
18 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 368 423 310
Rank change year-on-year +55 -113 +60
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 415 442 809
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.77% 0.67% 1.08%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.03% 3.83% 5.71%
Number of salaries quoted 327 396 589
London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £24,679 £29,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,625 £73,750
England median annual salary £44,361 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -1.42% -5.26% +11.76%

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 London with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 8,249 11,555 14,160
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 15.21% 17.40% 18.86%
Number of salaries quoted 6,747 9,331 11,306
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.40%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in London

Skype for Business
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Skype for Business in London

Skype for Business
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in London over the 6 months to 18 November 2019.

Salary histogram for Skype for Business in London

Skype for Business
Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 18 November 2019. 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
Central London +22 86 £54,163 -5.80% 13
West London +7 12 £30,000 -32.58% 4
East London +26 7 £32,420 -42.62% 5
South London +9 4 £50,337 -4.12% 1
North London -13 1 - - 3
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2019, 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 London region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 397 (95.66%) Skype
2 289 (69.64%) Office 365
3 271 (65.30%) Microsoft
4 219 (52.77%) Windows
5 218 (52.53%) Active Directory
6 177 (42.65%) Azure
7 126 (30.36%) Microsoft Office
8 113 (27.23%) Windows 10
9 107 (25.78%) SCCM
10 99 (23.86%) SharePoint
11 98 (23.61%) LAN
12 94 (22.65%) WAN
13 92 (22.17%) MS Exchange
14 89 (21.45%) Firewall
15 85 (20.48%) Cisco
16 83 (20.00%) Citrix
17 80 (19.28%) VMware
18 79 (19.04%) ITIL
19 78 (18.80%) Windows Server
20 77 (18.55%) OneDrive
21 69 (16.63%) Service Management
22 68 (16.39%) Microsoft Intune
23 65 (15.66%) Windows 7
23 65 (15.66%) Video Conferencing
24 64 (15.42%) Microsoft Certification
25 61 (14.70%) VPN
25 61 (14.70%) Network Security
26 60 (14.46%) AWS
27 58 (13.98%) Degree
27 58 (13.98%) CCNA

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 99 (23.86%) SharePoint
2 92 (22.17%) MS Exchange
3 18 (4.34%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (1.45%) Confluence
6 6 (1.45%) IIS
7 4 (0.96%) Alfresco
7 4 (0.96%) CMS
7 4 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.72%) IBM Domino
8 3 (0.72%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 126 (30.36%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (4.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (4.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.72%) Adobe Captivate
4 3 (0.72%) Camtasia
4 3 (0.72%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.72%) Snagit
5 2 (0.48%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 5 (1.20%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.24%) Eze OMS
3 1 (0.24%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 289 (69.64%) Office 365
2 177 (42.65%) Azure
3 77 (18.55%) OneDrive
4 60 (14.46%) AWS
5 50 (12.05%) Azure Active Directory
6 26 (6.27%) Mimecast
7 21 (5.06%) PaaS
8 17 (4.10%) IaaS
8 17 (4.10%) SaaS
9 15 (3.61%) OpenShift
10 14 (3.37%) Yammer
11 4 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.48%) Power Platform
12 2 (0.48%) PowerApps
13 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 1 (0.24%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 1 (0.24%) Datadog
13 1 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
13 1 (0.24%) Serverless
13 1 (0.24%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 397 (95.66%) Skype
2 98 (23.61%) LAN
3 94 (22.65%) WAN
4 89 (21.45%) Firewall
5 61 (14.70%) Network Security
5 61 (14.70%) VPN
6 57 (13.73%) DHCP
7 56 (13.49%) DNS
8 50 (12.05%) Internet
9 48 (11.57%) MPLS
10 46 (11.08%) Unified Communications
11 43 (10.36%) TCP/IP
11 43 (10.36%) VoIP
12 39 (9.40%) WLAN
13 28 (6.75%) SAN
14 23 (5.54%) WebEx
15 22 (5.30%) Wireless
16 16 (3.86%) PBX
16 16 (3.86%) Wi-Fi
17 12 (2.89%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (10.84%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (1.20%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (0.48%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.24%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.20%) JIRA
2 3 (0.72%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.72%) MSI
3 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio
General
1 40 (9.64%) Finance
2 30 (7.23%) Law
3 18 (4.34%) Public Sector
4 16 (3.86%) Telecoms
5 15 (3.61%) Back Office
6 8 (1.93%) Legal
6 8 (1.93%) Marketing
7 6 (1.45%) Brand Awareness
8 3 (0.72%) Banking
8 3 (0.72%) French Language
8 3 (0.72%) German Language
8 3 (0.72%) Retail
9 2 (0.48%) Billing
9 2 (0.48%) Games
9 2 (0.48%) Local Government
10 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 97 (23.37%) Analyst
2 83 (20.00%) Consultant
3 63 (15.18%) Support Analyst
4 47 (11.33%) IT Support
5 41 (9.88%) Support Engineer
6 40 (9.64%) IT Analyst
7 39 (9.40%) Architect
8 36 (8.67%) Network Consultant
9 34 (8.19%) Desktop Support
10 29 (6.99%) IT Support Analyst
11 27 (6.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 25 (6.02%) Junior
13 24 (5.78%) 2nd Line Support
14 23 (5.54%) Service Analyst
15 21 (5.06%) Junior Analyst
15 21 (5.06%) Junior IT Support
15 21 (5.06%) Junior Support Analyst
15 21 (5.06%) Solutions Architect
16 20 (4.82%) Service Desk Analyst
17 19 (4.58%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.72%) JSON
2 2 (0.48%) SAML
3 1 (0.24%) CSS
3 1 (0.24%) HTML
3 1 (0.24%) HTML5
3 1 (0.24%) LDAP
3 1 (0.24%) MAPI
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Graph
3 1 (0.24%) React
3 1 (0.24%) REST
3 1 (0.24%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 65 (15.66%) Video Conferencing
2 39 (9.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 27 (6.51%) Data Centre
4 21 (5.06%) Smartphone
5 19 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (4.10%) Self-Motivation
7 15 (3.61%) Hybrid Cloud
8 14 (3.37%) Management Information System
9 13 (3.13%) Blackberry
10 11 (2.65%) iPhone
10 11 (2.65%) User Experience
11 7 (1.69%) iPad
11 7 (1.69%) Replication
11 7 (1.69%) Social Media
12 4 (0.96%) Fat Client
12 4 (0.96%) Thin Client
13 3 (0.72%) e-Learning
13 3 (0.72%) Mobile Computing
13 3 (0.72%) PKI
14 2 (0.48%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 219 (52.77%) Windows
2 113 (27.23%) Windows 10
3 78 (18.80%) Windows Server
4 65 (15.66%) Windows 7
5 50 (12.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (7.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (5.78%) Android
8 17 (4.10%) Linux
9 12 (2.89%) Windows 8
10 8 (1.93%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.96%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.96%) Unix
12 3 (0.72%) Solaris
13 2 (0.48%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.48%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (19.04%) ITIL
2 69 (16.63%) Service Management
3 47 (11.33%) Presales
4 45 (10.84%) Migration
5 43 (10.36%) Network Design
6 42 (10.12%) Network Monitoring
7 37 (8.92%) DDoS Mitigation
8 34 (8.19%) Mobile Device Management
9 32 (7.71%) Change Management
10 27 (6.51%) Business Development
10 27 (6.51%) Customer Requirements
10 27 (6.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 26 (6.27%) Problem-Solving
12 24 (5.78%) Service Delivery
13 23 (5.54%) IT Strategy
13 23 (5.54%) Project Management
14 21 (5.06%) Technical Leadership
15 19 (4.58%) Kalman Filter
15 19 (4.58%) Mentoring
16 18 (4.34%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 54 (13.01%) PowerShell
2 29 (6.99%) SQL
3 8 (1.93%) C
4 2 (0.48%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.48%) VBScript
5 1 (0.24%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.24%) Python
5 1 (0.24%) TypeScript
5 1 (0.24%) VB
Qualifications
1 64 (15.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 58 (13.98%) CCNA
2 58 (13.98%) Cisco Certification
2 58 (13.98%) Degree
3 47 (11.33%) MCSE
4 36 (8.67%) CCNP
5 27 (6.51%) MCP
6 26 (6.27%) MCSA
7 19 (4.58%) MCITP
8 13 (3.13%) MCDST
9 12 (2.89%) Security Cleared
10 9 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 8 (1.93%) CCA
11 8 (1.93%) Citrix Certification
12 6 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
13 5 (1.20%) SC Cleared
13 5 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (0.96%) A+ Certification
15 2 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
15 2 (0.48%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (6.51%) SLA
2 8 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.20%) GDPR
4 2 (0.48%) COBIT
5 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 218 (52.53%) Active Directory
2 39 (9.40%) Hyper-V
3 36 (8.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (5.30%) XenApp
4 22 (5.30%) XenDesktop
5 20 (4.82%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (3.86%) BitLocker
7 15 (3.61%) Docker
8 6 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (1.45%) vSphere
9 5 (1.20%) Firmware
9 5 (1.20%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.72%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (0.72%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.72%) vCloud
11 3 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.72%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.24%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 1 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 107 (25.78%) SCCM
2 68 (16.39%) Microsoft Intune
3 17 (4.10%) Kubernetes
4 14 (3.37%) Backup Exec
5 10 (2.41%) WSUS
6 7 (1.69%) Cisco CUCM
6 7 (1.69%) Terraform
7 6 (1.45%) AirWatch
7 6 (1.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 5 (1.20%) SCOM
8 5 (1.20%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.96%) Cisco UCCX
9 4 (0.96%) HP Data Protector
9 4 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.96%) PaperCut
10 3 (0.72%) FortiGate
10 3 (0.72%) MOM
10 3 (0.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 2 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.48%) Puppet
Vendors
1 271 (65.30%) Microsoft
2 85 (20.48%) Cisco
3 83 (20.00%) Citrix
4 80 (19.28%) VMware
5 42 (10.12%) Polycom
6 36 (8.67%) HP
7 23 (5.54%) Avaya
8 20 (4.82%) Sophos
9 19 (4.58%) Dell
10 17 (4.10%) Apple
11 14 (3.37%) Mitel
12 13 (3.13%) ServiceNow
12 13 (3.13%) Veeam
13 12 (2.89%) Adobe
14 11 (2.65%) Altiris
14 11 (2.65%) BroadSoft
14 11 (2.65%) Juniper
15 10 (2.41%) EqualLogic
15 10 (2.41%) MobileIron
15 10 (2.41%) ProCurve