Period
to 30 October 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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 343 371 417
Rank change year-on-year +28 +46 -112
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 122 427 468
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.61% 0.78% 0.69%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.07% 5.10% 3.92%
Number of salaries quoted 129 357 436
Median annual salary £53,500 £47,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.63% -9.52% -
10th Percentile £41,050 £24,000 £29,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £78,750 £75,000
England median annual salary £50,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +12.22% - -5.26%

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 2,995 8,377 11,953
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 14.96% 15.30% 17.60%
Number of salaries quoted 2,507 6,855 9,575
Median annual salary £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £41,250 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £102,500 £95,000 £92,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +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 30 October 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 30 October 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 +94 19 £56,757 +15.83% 4
West London +84 7 £62,500 +108.33%
South London +45 2 £61,839 +124.87%
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

1 115 (94.26%) Skype
2 100 (81.97%) Microsoft
3 98 (80.33%) Office 365
4 91 (74.59%) Azure
5 73 (59.84%) Active Directory
6 56 (45.90%) Cisco
7 53 (43.44%) VPN
7 53 (43.44%) ITIL
8 51 (41.80%) Windows
9 44 (36.07%) Firewall
10 43 (35.25%) Microsoft Office
11 38 (31.15%) DNS
11 38 (31.15%) DHCP
11 38 (31.15%) Azure Active Directory
12 37 (30.33%) AWS
12 37 (30.33%) WAN
12 37 (30.33%) LAN
13 34 (27.87%) Linux
13 34 (27.87%) Cisco Certification
14 32 (26.23%) Network Security
15 30 (24.59%) Mac OS X
16 29 (23.77%) VoIP
17 28 (22.95%) Identity Management
17 28 (22.95%) Wireless
17 28 (22.95%) Unified Communications
17 28 (22.95%) Windows 10
18 27 (22.13%) Wi-Fi
18 27 (22.13%) Finance
18 27 (22.13%) Avaya
19 26 (21.31%) SLA

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 25 (20.49%) MS Exchange
2 21 (17.21%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.92%) Ethereum
4 4 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.28%) IIS
5 1 (0.82%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 43 (35.25%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (19.67%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.82%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (4.92%) Quorum
Cloud Services
1 98 (80.33%) Office 365
2 91 (74.59%) Azure
3 38 (31.15%) Azure Active Directory
4 37 (30.33%) AWS
5 24 (19.67%) Route 53
5 24 (19.67%) Slack
6 20 (16.39%) GCP
7 9 (7.38%) IaaS
8 8 (6.56%) OneDrive
9 6 (4.92%) Mimecast
10 5 (4.10%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (4.10%) PaaS
11 3 (2.46%) Power Platform
12 2 (1.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.82%) G Suite
13 1 (0.82%) GitHub
13 1 (0.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 115 (94.26%) Skype
2 53 (43.44%) VPN
3 44 (36.07%) Firewall
4 38 (31.15%) DHCP
4 38 (31.15%) DNS
5 37 (30.33%) LAN
5 37 (30.33%) WAN
6 32 (26.23%) Network Security
7 29 (23.77%) VoIP
8 28 (22.95%) Unified Communications
8 28 (22.95%) Wireless
9 27 (22.13%) Wi-Fi
10 24 (19.67%) BGP
10 24 (19.67%) IPsec
10 24 (19.67%) MPLS
10 24 (19.67%) MRTG
10 24 (19.67%) OSPF
10 24 (19.67%) RIP
10 24 (19.67%) SNMP
10 24 (19.67%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.30%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.20%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (2.46%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.46%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.64%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (1.64%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.64%) InstallShield
1 2 (1.64%) MSI
General
1 27 (22.13%) Finance
2 13 (10.66%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.46%) Electronics
3 3 (2.46%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.46%) Marketing
3 3 (2.46%) Public Sector
4 2 (1.64%) Banking
4 2 (1.64%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.82%) Law
Job Titles
1 24 (19.67%) Network Engineer
2 20 (16.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (9.84%) Azure Engineer
3 12 (9.84%) Support Engineer
4 11 (9.02%) Cloud Engineer
5 10 (8.20%) Analyst
6 9 (7.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 9 (7.38%) Office 365 Engineer
6 9 (7.38%) Senior Network Engineer
7 8 (6.56%) Team Leader
8 7 (5.74%) 3rd Line Support
8 7 (5.74%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (5.74%) Consultant
8 7 (5.74%) Infrastructure Team Leader
8 7 (5.74%) Voice Engineer
9 6 (4.92%) Architect
9 6 (4.92%) Remote Support Engineer
10 5 (4.10%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 5 (4.10%) Audio Visual Engineer
10 5 (4.10%) Implementation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.82%) JSON
1 1 (0.82%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 21 (17.21%) Management Information System
2 11 (9.02%) Clustering
3 8 (6.56%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (4.92%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (4.10%) Replication
6 4 (3.28%) Data Centre
6 4 (3.28%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (3.28%) Private Cloud
6 4 (3.28%) Public Cloud
6 4 (3.28%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (3.28%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.64%) Reinsurance
7 2 (1.64%) Video\Live Streaming
8 1 (0.82%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.82%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.82%) Handset
8 1 (0.82%) iPad
8 1 (0.82%) iPhone
8 1 (0.82%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 51 (41.80%) Windows
2 34 (27.87%) Linux
3 30 (24.59%) Mac OS X
4 28 (22.95%) Windows 10
5 26 (21.31%) Windows Server
6 21 (17.21%) Windows Server 2016
7 17 (13.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (12.30%) Windows 7
9 14 (11.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (4.92%) Windows 8
10 6 (4.92%) Windows Server 2019
11 4 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (2.46%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (1.64%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (43.44%) ITIL
2 28 (22.95%) Identity Management
3 26 (21.31%) Network Monitoring
4 25 (20.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 24 (19.67%) B2B
5 24 (19.67%) Performance Analysis
5 24 (19.67%) Problem-Solving
5 24 (19.67%) Security Monitoring
6 18 (14.75%) Customer Requirements
7 17 (13.93%) Mentoring
7 17 (13.93%) Problem Management
8 16 (13.11%) Migration
9 15 (12.30%) Continuous Improvement
10 14 (11.48%) Business Continuity
11 13 (10.66%) Proactive Monitoring
12 12 (9.84%) Creative Thinking
12 12 (9.84%) Kalman Filter
13 11 (9.02%) Computer Science
13 11 (9.02%) Fintech
13 11 (9.02%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 24 (19.67%) Python
2 21 (17.21%) PowerShell
3 13 (10.66%) SQL
4 3 (2.46%) C
5 2 (1.64%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (27.87%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (18.03%) CCNA
3 19 (15.57%) Degree
4 12 (9.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (8.20%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (8.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 9 (7.38%) CCNP
7 8 (6.56%) MCSE
8 4 (3.28%) MCITP
9 3 (2.46%) SC Cleared
9 3 (2.46%) Security Cleared
10 2 (1.64%) MCP
11 1 (0.82%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.82%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (21.31%) SLA
2 2 (1.64%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.82%) QA
System Software
1 73 (59.84%) Active Directory
2 24 (19.67%) Hyper-V
3 19 (15.57%) Virtual Machines
4 18 (14.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (11.48%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (4.92%) Docker
7 5 (4.10%) vSphere
7 5 (4.10%) XenApp
8 2 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.82%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (20.49%) SCCM
2 24 (19.67%) Ansible
2 24 (19.67%) Nagios
2 24 (19.67%) Opscode Chef
2 24 (19.67%) Puppet
3 20 (16.39%) Microsoft Intune
4 12 (9.84%) SCVMM
5 8 (6.56%) HP Data Protector
6 7 (5.74%) Failover Clustering
6 7 (5.74%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (4.92%) Backup Exec
8 3 (2.46%) AirWatch
8 3 (2.46%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (1.64%) MaaS360
10 1 (0.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.82%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 100 (81.97%) Microsoft
2 56 (45.90%) Cisco
3 27 (22.13%) Avaya
4 26 (21.31%) VMware
5 25 (20.49%) Palo Alto
6 24 (19.67%) Riverbed
7 20 (16.39%) Citrix
8 17 (13.93%) HP
9 11 (9.02%) Sophos
10 10 (8.20%) Dell
10 10 (8.20%) Veeam
11 9 (7.38%) Juniper
11 9 (7.38%) MobileIron
12 8 (6.56%) CheckPoint
12 8 (6.56%) Nokia
13 6 (4.92%) Asigra
13 6 (4.92%) NetApp
13 6 (4.92%) SolarWinds
14 5 (4.10%) Dialogic
14 5 (4.10%) Polycom