Period
to 15 June 2021

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 15 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
England > London
6 months to
15 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 546 406 375
Rank change year-on-year -140 -31 +32
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 76 194 441
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.20% 0.56% 0.77%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.37% 3.63% 4.76%
Number of salaries quoted 54 131 337
10th Percentile £30,375 £26,250 £25,500
25th Percentile £38,000 £39,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,750 £57,500 £48,500
Median % change year-on-year -16.96% +18.56% -7.62%
75th Percentile £70,000 £75,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £45,250 £45,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year +0.56% -4.26% +4.44%

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 5,553 5,350 9,266
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 14.54% 15.33% 16.09%
Number of salaries quoted 3,838 4,334 7,546
10th Percentile £41,250 £37,000 £33,750
25th Percentile £50,000 £47,500 £45,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £66,750 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.69% +4.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £84,500 £82,375 £80,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £97,500 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +3.96% +1.00%

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 15 June 2021.

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 15 June 2021. 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 -13 20 £46,500 -28.46% 4
South London +7 4 £46,500 -2.11%
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 15 June 2021, 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 69 (90.79%) Microsoft
2 60 (78.95%) Skype
3 56 (73.68%) Active Directory
4 50 (65.79%) Microsoft 365
5 48 (63.16%) Windows
6 33 (43.42%) Social Skills
7 31 (40.79%) Azure
8 28 (36.84%) DHCP
8 28 (36.84%) DNS
8 28 (36.84%) VMware
9 21 (27.63%) Finance
9 21 (27.63%) Windows Server
10 20 (26.32%) Problem-Solving
10 20 (26.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 20 (26.32%) SharePoint
11 19 (25.00%) SCCM
12 18 (23.68%) MS Exchange
12 18 (23.68%) Migration
13 17 (22.37%) Degree
13 17 (22.37%) Windows 10
14 16 (21.05%) ITIL
14 16 (21.05%) Citrix
15 15 (19.74%) Service Delivery
15 15 (19.74%) PowerShell
16 14 (18.42%) Unified Communications
16 14 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
16 14 (18.42%) Microsoft Office
16 14 (18.42%) Active Directory Federation Services
17 12 (15.79%) Telecoms
17 12 (15.79%) Cisco

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 20 (26.32%) SharePoint
2 18 (23.68%) MS Exchange
3 8 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (6.58%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (3.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.32%) IIS
6 1 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (18.42%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (3.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (3.95%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 50 (65.79%) Microsoft 365
2 31 (40.79%) Azure
3 8 (10.53%) OneDrive
4 7 (9.21%) AWS
5 4 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (5.26%) IaaS
6 3 (3.95%) Mimecast
6 3 (3.95%) Power Platform
6 3 (3.95%) SaaS
7 2 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (2.63%) PaaS
8 1 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 60 (78.95%) Skype
2 28 (36.84%) DHCP
2 28 (36.84%) DNS
3 14 (18.42%) Unified Communications
4 11 (14.47%) Firewall
4 11 (14.47%) TCP/IP
5 9 (11.84%) VPN
6 7 (9.21%) SAN
7 6 (7.89%) WAN
8 5 (6.58%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (5.26%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (3.95%) FTP
10 3 (3.95%) Internet
10 3 (3.95%) LAN
10 3 (3.95%) MPLS
10 3 (3.95%) Network Security
10 3 (3.95%) VPLS
11 2 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (2.63%) Cisco PIX
11 2 (2.63%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.58%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (2.63%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.32%) Power BI
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 33 (43.42%) Social Skills
2 21 (27.63%) Finance
3 14 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (15.79%) Telecoms
5 7 (9.21%) Banking
5 7 (9.21%) Marketing
6 6 (7.89%) Back Office
6 6 (7.89%) Electronics
6 6 (7.89%) Manufacturing
6 6 (7.89%) Public Sector
7 5 (6.58%) Documentation Skills
7 5 (6.58%) Financial Institution
7 5 (6.58%) Legal
8 4 (5.26%) Military
8 4 (5.26%) Presentation Skills
9 2 (2.63%) Investment Banking
9 2 (2.63%) Publishing
10 1 (1.32%) Games
10 1 (1.32%) Law
10 1 (1.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (22.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (17.11%) Support Engineer
3 12 (15.79%) Analyst
4 11 (14.47%) Consultant
5 10 (13.16%) Support Analyst
6 9 (11.84%) Architect
7 7 (9.21%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 6 (7.89%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (7.89%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (7.89%) Desktop Support
9 5 (6.58%) Desktop Analyst
9 5 (6.58%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 5 (6.58%) Microsoft 365 Architect
9 5 (6.58%) Microsoft 365 Consultant
9 5 (6.58%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (6.58%) Service Analyst
9 5 (6.58%) Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (6.58%) Service Desk Support
9 5 (6.58%) Windows Engineer
10 4 (5.26%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.32%) .NET
1 1 (1.32%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.16%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (7.89%) Hedge funds
3 5 (6.58%) EMC VNX
3 5 (6.58%) Symmetrix
4 4 (5.26%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.95%) Clustering
5 3 (3.95%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Licensing
5 3 (3.95%) Replication
5 3 (3.95%) User Experience
5 3 (3.95%) Virtual Team
6 2 (2.63%) PKI
7 1 (1.32%) EPoS
7 1 (1.32%) Handset
7 1 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.32%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 48 (63.16%) Windows
2 21 (27.63%) Windows Server
3 17 (22.37%) Windows 10
4 10 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (11.84%) Linux
6 8 (10.53%) Windows 7
7 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2016
8 5 (6.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (5.26%) Windows 8
10 3 (3.95%) Mac OS X
11 2 (2.63%) Solaris
12 1 (1.32%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (26.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 20 (26.32%) Problem-Solving
2 18 (23.68%) Migration
3 16 (21.05%) ITIL
4 15 (19.74%) Service Delivery
5 8 (10.53%) Customer Requirements
6 7 (9.21%) Content Development
6 7 (9.21%) Mentoring
7 6 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (7.89%) Digital Marketing
7 6 (7.89%) Programme Management
7 6 (7.89%) Software Distribution
8 5 (6.58%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (6.58%) Data Protection
8 5 (6.58%) Mathematics
8 5 (6.58%) Performance Management
8 5 (6.58%) Presales
8 5 (6.58%) Product Strategy
8 5 (6.58%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (5.26%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 15 (19.74%) PowerShell
2 10 (13.16%) SQL
3 3 (3.95%) VBScript
4 2 (2.63%) C
5 1 (1.32%) C#
Qualifications
1 17 (22.37%) Degree
2 11 (14.47%) Security Cleared
3 6 (7.89%) DV Cleared
4 5 (6.58%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (6.58%) SC Cleared
5 4 (5.26%) CCNA
5 4 (5.26%) HNC
5 4 (5.26%) MCP
5 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (3.95%) A+ Certification
6 3 (3.95%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (3.95%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.63%) MCITP
7 2 (2.63%) MCSA
7 2 (2.63%) MCSE
8 1 (1.32%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.58%) GDPR
2 2 (2.63%) COBIT
3 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.32%) SLA
System Software
1 56 (73.68%) Active Directory
2 12 (15.79%) Hyper-V
2 12 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (13.16%) XenApp
4 9 (11.84%) vSphere
5 8 (10.53%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (10.53%) XenDesktop
6 6 (7.89%) Forefront TMG
7 5 (6.58%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (5.26%) BitLocker
9 3 (3.95%) DFS Replication
9 3 (3.95%) Terminal Services
9 3 (3.95%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (2.63%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 19 (25.00%) SCCM
2 14 (18.42%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 11 (14.47%) SCOM
4 10 (13.16%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (7.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 6 (7.89%) MOM
6 5 (6.58%) Backup Exec
6 5 (6.58%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 5 (6.58%) WSUS
7 3 (3.95%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (3.95%) NetBackup
7 3 (3.95%) OfficeScan
7 3 (3.95%) Trend Micro Deep Security
7 3 (3.95%) vCenter Server
8 2 (2.63%) Cacti
8 2 (2.63%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (2.63%) SCSM
Vendors
1 69 (90.79%) Microsoft
2 28 (36.84%) VMware
3 16 (21.05%) Citrix
4 12 (15.79%) Cisco
5 8 (10.53%) HP
6 7 (9.21%) Hitachi
7 6 (7.89%) SAP
8 5 (6.58%) Asigra
8 5 (6.58%) EMC
8 5 (6.58%) F5
8 5 (6.58%) Infoblox
8 5 (6.58%) McAfee
8 5 (6.58%) Symantec
8 5 (6.58%) Veeam
9 4 (5.26%) Canon
9 4 (5.26%) Dell
9 4 (5.26%) SonicWALL
9 4 (5.26%) Sophos
9 4 (5.26%) Xerox
10 3 (3.95%) Veritas