Period
to 10 August 2020

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 10 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
England > London
6 months to
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 381 367 409
Rank change year-on-year -14 +42 -62
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 157 456 512
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.59% 0.80% 0.73%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.82% 5.05% 4.11%
Number of salaries quoted 126 361 451
Median annual salary £58,377 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.75% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £26,000 £31,000
90th Percentile £83,125 £80,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,986 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.73% +2.19% -

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 4,113 9,036 12,451
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 15.47% 15.89% 17.78%
Number of salaries quoted 3,234 7,342 9,910
Median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £38,750 £33,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £90,000
England median annual salary £54,750 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.35% +2.00% +5.26%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in London

Skype for Business
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Skype for Business in London.

Salary trend for Skype for Business in London

Skype for Business
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Skype for Business in London over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

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 10 August 2020. 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 +45 41 £65,000 +44.44% 7
West London +47 2 £80,000 +166.67% 1
South London +28 2 £53,377 +94.10%
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, 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.

1 146 (92.99%) Skype
2 123 (78.34%) Microsoft
3 97 (61.78%) Office 365
4 79 (50.32%) Azure
5 75 (47.77%) Windows
6 64 (40.76%) Active Directory
7 58 (36.94%) Cisco
8 51 (32.48%) ITIL
8 51 (32.48%) Unified Communications
9 49 (31.21%) Finance
10 46 (29.30%) WAN
11 44 (28.03%) Firewall
12 42 (26.75%) Microsoft Office
13 41 (26.11%) VPN
14 36 (22.93%) Windows 10
15 34 (21.66%) Windows Server
15 34 (21.66%) PowerShell
16 32 (20.38%) Video Conferencing
16 32 (20.38%) LAN
17 31 (19.75%) Azure Active Directory
18 29 (18.47%) VMware
18 29 (18.47%) SCCM
19 28 (17.83%) MS Exchange
19 28 (17.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 27 (17.20%) DNS
21 26 (16.56%) DHCP
21 26 (16.56%) Wi-Fi
21 26 (16.56%) VMware Infrastructure
21 26 (16.56%) AWS
22 25 (15.92%) Windows Server 2008

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 28 (17.83%) MS Exchange
2 24 (15.29%) SharePoint
3 13 (8.28%) CMS
4 8 (5.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (4.46%) IIS
6 4 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.64%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 42 (26.75%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (7.64%) MS Visio
3 5 (3.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (3.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.64%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 97 (61.78%) Office 365
2 79 (50.32%) Azure
3 31 (19.75%) Azure Active Directory
4 26 (16.56%) AWS
5 12 (7.64%) Route 53
5 12 (7.64%) Slack
6 11 (7.01%) GCP
7 8 (5.10%) OneDrive
8 7 (4.46%) IaaS
9 6 (3.82%) SaaS
10 5 (3.18%) Mimecast
10 5 (3.18%) PaaS
11 4 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (1.91%) OpenShift
12 3 (1.91%) WhatsApp
13 2 (1.27%) Power Platform
14 1 (0.64%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 146 (92.99%) Skype
2 51 (32.48%) Unified Communications
3 46 (29.30%) WAN
4 44 (28.03%) Firewall
5 41 (26.11%) VPN
6 32 (20.38%) LAN
7 27 (17.20%) DNS
8 26 (16.56%) DHCP
8 26 (16.56%) Wi-Fi
9 18 (11.46%) Network Security
10 17 (10.83%) Internet
10 17 (10.83%) VoIP
10 17 (10.83%) Wireless
11 16 (10.19%) MPLS
12 15 (9.55%) SAN
13 13 (8.28%) BGP
13 13 (8.28%) IPsec
13 13 (8.28%) NetScaler
13 13 (8.28%) OSPF
13 13 (8.28%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.92%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.18%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.27%) Power BI
4 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (0.64%) JIRA
1 1 (0.64%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 49 (31.21%) Finance
2 11 (7.01%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.18%) Public Sector
4 4 (2.55%) Back Office
4 4 (2.55%) Banking
5 3 (1.91%) Law
6 2 (1.27%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.27%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.64%) Advertising
7 1 (0.64%) Electronics
7 1 (0.64%) Legal
7 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (10.83%) Architect
2 16 (10.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 15 (9.55%) Analyst
4 13 (8.28%) Network Engineer
5 11 (7.01%) Support Engineer
6 8 (5.10%) Consultant
6 8 (5.10%) Team Leader
7 7 (4.46%) Azure Engineer
7 7 (4.46%) IT Engineer
7 7 (4.46%) IT Support
7 7 (4.46%) IT Support Engineer
8 6 (3.82%) Audio Visual Engineer
8 6 (3.82%) Infrastructure Team Leader
8 6 (3.82%) Unified Communications Engineer
8 6 (3.82%) Voice Engineer
9 5 (3.18%) Implementation Analyst
9 5 (3.18%) Implementation Engineer
9 5 (3.18%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (3.18%) Senior Network Engineer
9 5 (3.18%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.64%) .NET
1 1 (0.64%) CSS
1 1 (0.64%) HTML
1 1 (0.64%) JSON
1 1 (0.64%) SAML
1 1 (0.64%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (20.38%) Video Conferencing
2 21 (13.38%) Management Information System
3 17 (10.83%) Data Centre
4 12 (7.64%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (5.73%) Clustering
6 7 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (3.82%) Smartphone
8 5 (3.18%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (3.18%) Replication
9 4 (2.55%) Blackberry
9 4 (2.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (2.55%) Virtual Team
10 3 (1.91%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.91%) Reinsurance
10 3 (1.91%) Video\Live Streaming
11 1 (0.64%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.64%) Handset
11 1 (0.64%) PDA
11 1 (0.64%) PKI
11 1 (0.64%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 75 (47.77%) Windows
2 36 (22.93%) Windows 10
3 34 (21.66%) Windows Server
4 25 (15.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (15.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (14.01%) Windows Server 2016
6 20 (12.74%) Windows 7
7 19 (12.10%) Mac OS X
8 14 (8.92%) Linux
9 6 (3.82%) Android
9 6 (3.82%) Windows Server 2019
10 5 (3.18%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.91%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.27%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.64%) Solaris
13 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (32.48%) ITIL
2 28 (17.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 24 (15.29%) Problem-Solving
4 20 (12.74%) Migration
5 18 (11.46%) Customer Requirements
6 17 (10.83%) Mentoring
6 17 (10.83%) Service Management
7 16 (10.19%) Creative Thinking
7 16 (10.19%) Network Monitoring
7 16 (10.19%) Problem Management
8 15 (9.55%) Continuous Improvement
9 14 (8.92%) Incident Management
9 14 (8.92%) Load Balancing
9 14 (8.92%) Proactive Monitoring
9 14 (8.92%) Project Delivery
10 13 (8.28%) Performance Analysis
10 13 (8.28%) Project Management
11 12 (7.64%) B2B
11 12 (7.64%) Identity Management
11 12 (7.64%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 34 (21.66%) PowerShell
2 12 (7.64%) Python
3 10 (6.37%) SQL
4 2 (1.27%) C
5 1 (0.64%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 25 (15.92%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (9.55%) CCNA
3 13 (8.28%) Degree
4 10 (6.37%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (6.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (5.73%) CCNP
6 6 (3.82%) MCSE
7 5 (3.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (2.55%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.91%) Dell Certification
9 3 (1.91%) MCITP
10 2 (1.27%) MCP
10 2 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.64%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.64%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.64%) PMP
11 1 (0.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (15.29%) SLA
2 3 (1.91%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 64 (40.76%) Active Directory
2 26 (16.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (15.92%) Hyper-V
4 12 (7.64%) Virtual Machines
4 12 (7.64%) XenApp
5 11 (7.01%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (5.73%) XenDesktop
7 6 (3.82%) vSphere
8 3 (1.91%) Docker
9 1 (0.64%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.64%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.64%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.64%) vCloud
9 1 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.64%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.64%) Xen
Systems Management
1 29 (18.47%) SCCM
2 22 (14.01%) Microsoft Intune
3 12 (7.64%) Ansible
3 12 (7.64%) Nagios
3 12 (7.64%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (7.64%) Puppet
3 12 (7.64%) SCVMM
4 9 (5.73%) HP Data Protector
5 7 (4.46%) WSUS
6 4 (2.55%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (2.55%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (1.91%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (1.91%) Kubernetes
8 2 (1.27%) MaaS360
9 1 (0.64%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.64%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.64%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.64%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.64%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 123 (78.34%) Microsoft
2 58 (36.94%) Cisco
3 29 (18.47%) VMware
4 19 (12.10%) Citrix
5 17 (10.83%) Polycom
6 16 (10.19%) Avaya
7 14 (8.92%) Palo Alto
8 13 (8.28%) BT
9 12 (7.64%) Riverbed
10 11 (7.01%) HP
10 11 (7.01%) Juniper
10 11 (7.01%) Sophos
11 9 (5.73%) CheckPoint
11 9 (5.73%) MobileIron
11 9 (5.73%) Nokia
12 7 (4.46%) Dell
12 7 (4.46%) Mitel
12 7 (4.46%) Veeam
13 5 (3.18%) Apple
13 5 (3.18%) ServiceNow