Period
to 7 March 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 7 March 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
7 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 461 392 440
Rank change year-on-year -69 +48 -85
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 79 353 365
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.28% 0.71% 0.59%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.98% 4.82% 3.54%
Number of salaries quoted 95 308 356
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +20.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £45,000 £25,375 £28,375
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £81,250
England median annual salary £56,000 £45,000 £47,778
% change year-on-year +24.44% -5.81% +0.59%

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 3,992 7,329 10,307
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 14.14% 14.68% 16.75%
Number of salaries quoted 3,203 6,035 8,439
Median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% -
10th Percentile £41,250 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% -

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 7 March 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 7 March 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
West London +67 6 £62,500 +101.61% 1
Central London 0 5 £48,000 -26.15% 3
South London - 4 £46,500 -
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 7 March 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 75 (94.94%) Skype
2 69 (87.34%) Microsoft
3 62 (78.48%) Active Directory
4 57 (72.15%) Microsoft 365
5 49 (62.03%) Azure
6 37 (46.84%) Windows
7 27 (34.18%) DHCP
7 27 (34.18%) DNS
8 26 (32.91%) SharePoint
8 26 (32.91%) Azure Active Directory
9 23 (29.11%) AWS
10 22 (27.85%) Microsoft Office
10 22 (27.85%) Firewall
11 20 (25.32%) Linux
11 20 (25.32%) Cisco
12 19 (24.05%) ITIL
12 19 (24.05%) SCCM
13 18 (22.78%) VPN
13 18 (22.78%) VMware
14 17 (21.52%) MS Exchange
15 16 (20.25%) WAN
15 16 (20.25%) Migration
16 15 (18.99%) Identity Management
16 15 (18.99%) Wi-Fi
16 15 (18.99%) LAN
16 15 (18.99%) VoIP
16 15 (18.99%) Cisco Certification
16 15 (18.99%) Network Security
16 15 (18.99%) Network Monitoring
16 15 (18.99%) Windows Server

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 26 (32.91%) SharePoint
2 17 (21.52%) MS Exchange
3 6 (7.59%) Ethereum
4 3 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.27%) IIS
Applications
1 22 (27.85%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (16.46%) MS Visio
3 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (5.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (7.59%) Quorum
2 1 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 57 (72.15%) Microsoft 365
2 49 (62.03%) Azure
3 26 (32.91%) Azure Active Directory
4 23 (29.11%) AWS
5 13 (16.46%) OneDrive
6 11 (13.92%) Route 53
6 11 (13.92%) Slack
7 9 (11.39%) GCP
8 8 (10.13%) IaaS
8 8 (10.13%) SaaS
9 6 (7.59%) Power Platform
10 4 (5.06%) PaaS
11 2 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (2.53%) Mimecast
11 2 (2.53%) PowerApps
11 2 (2.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (1.27%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (1.27%) G Suite
12 1 (1.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 75 (94.94%) Skype
2 27 (34.18%) DHCP
2 27 (34.18%) DNS
3 22 (27.85%) Firewall
4 18 (22.78%) VPN
5 16 (20.25%) WAN
6 15 (18.99%) LAN
6 15 (18.99%) Network Security
6 15 (18.99%) VoIP
6 15 (18.99%) Wi-Fi
7 13 (16.46%) MPLS
8 11 (13.92%) BGP
8 11 (13.92%) IPsec
8 11 (13.92%) MRTG
8 11 (13.92%) OSPF
8 11 (13.92%) RIP
8 11 (13.92%) SNMP
8 11 (13.92%) TACACS
8 11 (13.92%) Wireless
8 11 (13.92%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.13%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.33%) Power BI
3 4 (5.06%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (3.80%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.53%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (2.53%) InstallShield
1 2 (2.53%) MSI
2 1 (1.27%) Git (software)
General
1 13 (16.46%) Finance
2 9 (11.39%) Telecoms
3 8 (10.13%) Marketing
4 7 (8.86%) Electronics
4 7 (8.86%) Manufacturing
4 7 (8.86%) Public Sector
5 3 (3.80%) Banking
6 2 (2.53%) Back Office
6 2 (2.53%) Publishing
7 1 (1.27%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 15 (18.99%) Support Engineer
2 11 (13.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 11 (13.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (13.92%) Network Engineer
3 9 (11.39%) 3rd Line Support
4 8 (10.13%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 7 (8.86%) Architect
5 7 (8.86%) Consultant
5 7 (8.86%) Desktop Support
5 7 (8.86%) Office 365 Engineer
5 7 (8.86%) Senior Network Engineer
6 6 (7.59%) Analyst
6 6 (7.59%) Desktop Engineer
6 6 (7.59%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) Deployment Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) Microsoft Consultant
8 3 (3.80%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.80%) Cloud Engineer
8 3 (3.80%) Support Analyst
8 3 (3.80%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.27%) .NET
1 1 (1.27%) OAuth
1 1 (1.27%) REST
1 1 (1.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.39%) Management Information System
2 6 (7.59%) Clustering
2 6 (7.59%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (3.80%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.80%) PKI
4 2 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Licensing
4 2 (2.53%) User Experience
4 2 (2.53%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.27%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.27%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.27%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.27%) Replication
5 1 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.27%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 37 (46.84%) Windows
2 20 (25.32%) Linux
3 15 (18.99%) Windows Server
4 14 (17.72%) Mac OS X
4 14 (17.72%) Windows 10
5 12 (15.19%) Windows Server 2016
6 7 (8.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (5.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (3.80%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (3.80%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (2.53%) Android
9 2 (2.53%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.53%) Solaris
9 2 (2.53%) Windows 7
9 2 (2.53%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.05%) ITIL
2 16 (20.25%) Migration
3 15 (18.99%) Identity Management
3 15 (18.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 15 (18.99%) Network Monitoring
4 13 (16.46%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (13.92%) B2B
5 11 (13.92%) Performance Analysis
5 11 (13.92%) Security Monitoring
6 9 (11.39%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (11.39%) Mentoring
7 8 (10.13%) Content Development
7 8 (10.13%) Fintech
8 7 (8.86%) Capacity Planning
8 7 (8.86%) DevOps
8 7 (8.86%) Digital Marketing
8 7 (8.86%) Kalman Filter
8 7 (8.86%) Problem Management
8 7 (8.86%) Programme Management
9 6 (7.59%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.92%) Python
1 11 (13.92%) SQL
2 10 (12.66%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.80%) VBScript
4 2 (2.53%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.27%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (18.99%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (12.66%) Degree
3 8 (10.13%) CCNA
3 8 (10.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 8 (10.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (8.86%) CCNP
5 6 (7.59%) Security Cleared
6 4 (5.06%) MCP
6 4 (5.06%) SC Cleared
7 3 (3.80%) MCITP
7 3 (3.80%) MCSE
8 2 (2.53%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (2.53%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.27%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.33%) SLA
2 1 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 62 (78.48%) Active Directory
2 11 (13.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (11.39%) Hyper-V
4 6 (7.59%) Docker
4 6 (7.59%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (7.59%) vSphere
4 6 (7.59%) XenApp
5 3 (3.80%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.53%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (2.53%) Terminal Services
6 2 (2.53%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.53%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.27%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (24.05%) SCCM
2 11 (13.92%) Ansible
2 11 (13.92%) Nagios
2 11 (13.92%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (13.92%) Puppet
3 10 (12.66%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (7.59%) Failover Clustering
4 6 (7.59%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (3.80%) AirWatch
5 3 (3.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (3.80%) SCOM
5 3 (3.80%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (2.53%) Backup Exec
6 2 (2.53%) MOM
6 2 (2.53%) WSUS
7 1 (1.27%) Cacti
7 1 (1.27%) SCSM
Vendors
1 69 (87.34%) Microsoft
2 20 (25.32%) Cisco
3 18 (22.78%) VMware
4 13 (16.46%) Avaya
4 13 (16.46%) Citrix
5 11 (13.92%) Palo Alto
5 11 (13.92%) Riverbed
6 7 (8.86%) SAP
7 5 (6.33%) Hitachi
8 4 (5.06%) CommVault
8 4 (5.06%) Dell
8 4 (5.06%) F5
8 4 (5.06%) Red Hat
9 3 (3.80%) CA
9 3 (3.80%) Meraki
9 3 (3.80%) Red Box
9 3 (3.80%) SolarWinds
9 3 (3.80%) Sophos
9 3 (3.80%) Splunk
10 2 (2.53%) NICE Systems