Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 385 388 353
Rank change year-on-year +3 -35 +24
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 435 525 615
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.74% 0.76% 0.90%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.56% 4.24% 4.82%
Number of salaries quoted 340 443 520
London median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.52% +10.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £25,975 £31,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £78,875 £68,600 £75,000
England median annual salary £45,972 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.16% - +5.88%

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 9,530 12,376 12,761
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 16.23% 17.86% 18.67%
Number of salaries quoted 7,677 10,033 10,634
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +6.19%
10th Percentile £33,750 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £86,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +15 116 £45,000 -15.09% 7
West London +22 12 £47,500 -5.00%
South London -1 6 £27,500 -56.00%
North London +10 1 £52,000 -9.57%
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 403 (92.64%) Skype
2 285 (65.52%) Microsoft
2 285 (65.52%) Office 365
3 220 (50.57%) Windows
4 199 (45.75%) Active Directory
5 169 (38.85%) Microsoft Azure
6 136 (31.26%) Windows 10
7 123 (28.28%) ITIL
8 112 (25.75%) SharePoint
9 100 (22.99%) Cisco
10 99 (22.76%) Microsoft Office
11 97 (22.30%) MS Exchange
12 87 (20.00%) Finance
13 86 (19.77%) VMware
14 74 (17.01%) DNS
15 73 (16.78%) SCCM
16 69 (15.86%) DHCP
17 68 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
18 66 (15.17%) WAN
19 65 (14.94%) Windows Server
20 64 (14.71%) Firewall
21 61 (14.02%) LAN
21 61 (14.02%) Citrix
22 60 (13.79%) Migration
23 59 (13.56%) Windows 7
24 54 (12.41%) VoIP
24 54 (12.41%) VPN
24 54 (12.41%) SQL Server
25 53 (12.18%) Service Management
26 51 (11.72%) Legal

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
1 112 (25.75%) SharePoint
2 97 (22.30%) MS Exchange
3 30 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2013
5 14 (3.22%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (2.07%) IIS
7 6 (1.38%) CMS
7 6 (1.38%) WordPress
8 4 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.46%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.23%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.23%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.23%) Moodle
Applications
1 99 (22.76%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.46%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.23%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 6 (1.38%) Eikon
2 2 (0.46%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.23%) Aareon QL
3 1 (0.23%) Academy Housing
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.23%) Lawson
3 1 (0.23%) MIS ActiveH
3 1 (0.23%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (0.23%) OPENHousing
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.23%) Orchard Housing
3 1 (0.23%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 285 (65.52%) Office 365
2 169 (38.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (11.49%) Amazon AWS
4 43 (9.89%) OneDrive
5 29 (6.67%) PaaS
6 28 (6.44%) Azure Active Directory
7 21 (4.83%) IaaS
8 16 (3.68%) Yammer
9 11 (2.53%) Mimecast
10 10 (2.30%) OpenShift
11 9 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (1.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 7 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (1.61%) Amazon S3
12 7 (1.61%) AWS CloudFormation
12 7 (1.61%) Power Platform
13 5 (1.15%) SaaS
14 4 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
15 3 (0.69%) Azure Functions
15 3 (0.69%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 403 (92.64%) Skype
2 74 (17.01%) DNS
3 69 (15.86%) DHCP
4 66 (15.17%) WAN
5 64 (14.71%) Firewall
6 61 (14.02%) LAN
7 54 (12.41%) VoIP
7 54 (12.41%) VPN
8 49 (11.26%) Unified Communications
9 46 (10.57%) TCP/IP
10 43 (9.89%) MPLS
11 35 (8.05%) Wireless
12 31 (7.13%) Internet
13 29 (6.67%) Network Security
14 25 (5.75%) SAN
15 23 (5.29%) WLAN
16 17 (3.91%) Cisco IOS
17 15 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
17 15 (3.45%) VLAN
18 13 (2.99%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (12.41%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.84%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (1.61%) Power BI
3 7 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.69%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (0.46%) MySQL
5 2 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.23%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.23%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (2.30%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.38%) Octopus Deploy
2 6 (1.38%) TeamCity
3 3 (0.69%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.69%) JIRA
4 2 (0.46%) AdminStudio
4 2 (0.46%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.23%) MSI
General
1 87 (20.00%) Finance
2 51 (11.72%) Legal
3 46 (10.57%) Law
4 39 (8.97%) Banking
5 28 (6.44%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.84%) Marketing
7 7 (1.61%) Multimedia
8 6 (1.38%) Back Office
8 6 (1.38%) Retail
9 5 (1.15%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.92%) Advertising
10 4 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.46%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.23%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 84 (19.31%) Analyst
2 79 (18.16%) Consultant
3 45 (10.34%) Architect
4 43 (9.89%) IT Analyst
5 38 (8.74%) Service Analyst
6 35 (8.05%) IT Support
6 35 (8.05%) Support Engineer
7 32 (7.36%) Service Desk Analyst
7 32 (7.36%) Support Analyst
8 29 (6.67%) Desktop Support
9 25 (5.75%) 2nd Line Support
10 23 (5.29%) IT Engineer
11 22 (5.06%) IT Manager
11 22 (5.06%) Network Consultant
11 22 (5.06%) Office 365 Consultant
12 19 (4.37%) Technical Consultant
13 18 (4.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 18 (4.14%) IT Support Engineer
14 17 (3.91%) Unified Communications Engineer
15 16 (3.68%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.30%) Software Packaging
2 9 (2.07%) XMPP
3 6 (1.38%) .NET
3 6 (1.38%) ASP.NET Web API
3 6 (1.38%) REST
4 5 (1.15%) WSH
5 4 (0.92%) COM
5 4 (0.92%) LDAP
6 3 (0.69%) JSON
6 3 (0.69%) SAML
7 2 (0.46%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.23%) .NET Core
8 1 (0.23%) Django
8 1 (0.23%) HTML
8 1 (0.23%) Middleware
8 1 (0.23%) RESTful
8 1 (0.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 43 (9.89%) Video Conferencing
2 33 (7.59%) Data Centre
3 28 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (5.52%) Hybrid Cloud
5 23 (5.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 23 (5.29%) Management Information System
6 15 (3.45%) Smartphone
7 14 (3.22%) iPad
7 14 (3.22%) Self-Motivation
8 12 (2.76%) iPhone
8 12 (2.76%) Social Media
9 11 (2.53%) e-Learning
10 10 (2.30%) User Experience
11 6 (1.38%) iSeries
11 6 (1.38%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.38%) Replication
12 5 (1.15%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.92%) Blackberry
13 4 (0.92%) Clustering
13 4 (0.92%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 220 (50.57%) Windows
2 136 (31.26%) Windows 10
3 65 (14.94%) Windows Server
4 59 (13.56%) Windows 7
5 35 (8.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (5.75%) Windows 8
8 16 (3.68%) Linux
9 13 (2.99%) Apple iOS
10 12 (2.76%) Android
11 10 (2.30%) Mac OS X
12 9 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.69%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.46%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.23%) Unix
15 1 (0.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (28.28%) ITIL
2 68 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
3 60 (13.79%) Migration
4 53 (12.18%) Service Management
5 40 (9.20%) Presales
6 36 (8.28%) Project Management
7 29 (6.67%) Service Delivery
8 27 (6.21%) Network Monitoring
9 24 (5.52%) IT Strategy
9 24 (5.52%) Stakeholder Management
10 23 (5.29%) Network Design
11 22 (5.06%) DDoS Mitigation
11 22 (5.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 21 (4.83%) Change Management
12 21 (4.83%) Line Management
13 20 (4.60%) Agile Software Development
14 19 (4.37%) Application Packaging
14 19 (4.37%) Mobile Device Management
14 19 (4.37%) Patch Management
14 19 (4.37%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 46 (10.57%) PowerShell
2 27 (6.21%) SQL
3 7 (1.61%) C
3 7 (1.61%) C#
4 5 (1.15%) VBScript
5 4 (0.92%) Bash Shell
6 3 (0.69%) VB
7 1 (0.23%) Java
7 1 (0.23%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.23%) PHP
7 1 (0.23%) Python
7 1 (0.23%) Ruby
7 1 (0.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 41 (9.43%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (8.51%) CCNP
3 36 (8.28%) CCNA
4 35 (8.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 33 (7.59%) Degree
6 23 (5.29%) MCSE
7 19 (4.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 17 (3.91%) MCP
9 9 (2.07%) CCIE
10 8 (1.84%) Computer Science Degree
11 5 (1.15%) A+ Certification
11 5 (1.15%) Avaya Certification
11 5 (1.15%) CCNP Voice
11 5 (1.15%) CCVP
12 4 (0.92%) MCSA
12 4 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.69%) CCSE
13 3 (0.69%) JNCIE
13 3 (0.69%) JNCIP
13 3 (0.69%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.30%) SLA
2 9 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.15%) COBIT
3 5 (1.15%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.92%) QA
5 2 (0.46%) PMO
6 1 (0.23%) GDPR
System Software
1 199 (45.75%) Active Directory
2 48 (11.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (9.66%) Hyper-V
4 35 (8.05%) XenApp
5 20 (4.60%) Microsoft App-V
6 19 (4.37%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (3.68%) XenDesktop
8 13 (2.99%) Docker
8 13 (2.99%) VMware Workstation
9 9 (2.07%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (1.84%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (1.38%) vSphere
12 5 (1.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (0.92%) BitLocker
14 3 (0.69%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.46%) vCloud
15 2 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
15 2 (0.46%) VMware NSX
16 1 (0.23%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 1 (0.23%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 73 (16.78%) SCCM
2 34 (7.82%) Microsoft Intune
3 14 (3.22%) Cisco UCCX
4 13 (2.99%) Kubernetes
5 12 (2.76%) Cisco CUCM
6 11 (2.53%) Cisco UCCE
7 7 (1.61%) AirWatch
7 7 (1.61%) WSUS
8 6 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (1.38%) Puppet
9 5 (1.15%) Jamf Pro
10 4 (0.92%) FortiGate
10 4 (0.92%) HP Data Protector
10 4 (0.92%) SCVMM
10 4 (0.92%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.92%) Terraform
11 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 3 (0.69%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 285 (65.52%) Microsoft
2 100 (22.99%) Cisco
3 86 (19.77%) VMware
4 61 (14.02%) Citrix
5 46 (10.57%) Avaya
6 33 (7.59%) HP
7 32 (7.36%) Apple
8 16 (3.68%) iManage
9 13 (2.99%) Dell
9 13 (2.99%) Veeam
10 11 (2.53%) BT
10 11 (2.53%) CheckPoint
10 11 (2.53%) CommVault
10 11 (2.53%) Mitel
11 10 (2.30%) Meraki
11 10 (2.30%) Polycom
12 9 (2.07%) Bloomberg
12 9 (2.07%) Palo Alto
12 9 (2.07%) Reuters
12 9 (2.07%) SolarWinds