Period
to 17 September 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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 653 359 350
Rank change year-on-year -294 -9 +62
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 56 129 483
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.11% 0.61% 0.86%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.78% 3.91% 5.48%
Number of salaries quoted 37 110 373
10th Percentile £29,500 £42,375 £24,300
25th Percentile £38,000 £47,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £54,250 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.44% +17.93% -10.24%
75th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £83,500 £85,000 £77,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -15.00% +11.11% -

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 7,192 3,303 8,814
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 14.69% 15.70% 15.70%
Number of salaries quoted 4,446 2,708 7,220
10th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £50,000 £51,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £66,893 £67,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year -0.90% +8.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £80,000
90th Percentile £101,250 £103,750 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 -56 26 £46,500 -18.60% 8
South London -18 1 - -
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 52 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 42 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 41 (73.21%) Skype
4 40 (71.43%) Windows
5 31 (55.36%) Microsoft 365
6 25 (44.64%) Social Skills
6 25 (44.64%) DHCP
6 25 (44.64%) DNS
7 24 (42.86%) VMware
7 24 (42.86%) Windows Server
8 22 (39.29%) Azure
9 20 (35.71%) PowerShell
9 20 (35.71%) Service Delivery
10 18 (32.14%) MS Exchange
10 18 (32.14%) Finance
10 18 (32.14%) Degree
10 18 (32.14%) SCCM
11 17 (30.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 15 (26.79%) Migration
12 15 (26.79%) Citrix
13 14 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
14 13 (23.21%) Windows 10
14 13 (23.21%) Unified Communications
14 13 (23.21%) Analytical Skills
14 13 (23.21%) ITIL
15 12 (21.43%) HP
15 12 (21.43%) SCOM
15 12 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
15 12 (21.43%) vSphere
16 11 (19.64%) Windows Server 2012

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 18 (32.14%) MS Exchange
2 10 (17.86%) SharePoint
3 8 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.79%) IIS
5 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 31 (55.36%) Microsoft 365
2 22 (39.29%) Azure
3 6 (10.71%) OneDrive
4 5 (8.93%) Mimecast
5 3 (5.36%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (3.57%) AWS
7 1 (1.79%) GCP
7 1 (1.79%) IaaS
7 1 (1.79%) Power Platform
7 1 (1.79%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 41 (73.21%) Skype
2 25 (44.64%) DHCP
2 25 (44.64%) DNS
3 13 (23.21%) Unified Communications
4 11 (19.64%) VPN
5 8 (14.29%) TCP/IP
6 7 (12.50%) Firewall
7 5 (8.93%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (7.14%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (5.36%) FTP
9 3 (5.36%) WAN
10 1 (1.79%) 4G
10 1 (1.79%) Internet
10 1 (1.79%) Intranet
10 1 (1.79%) LAN
10 1 (1.79%) PBX
10 1 (1.79%) SAN
10 1 (1.79%) VoIP
10 1 (1.79%) WebEx
10 1 (1.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.71%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (3.57%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
General
1 25 (44.64%) Social Skills
2 18 (32.14%) Finance
3 13 (23.21%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (16.07%) Banking
4 9 (16.07%) Financial Institution
4 9 (16.07%) Legal
5 7 (12.50%) Telecoms
6 5 (8.93%) Public Sector
7 4 (7.14%) Back Office
7 4 (7.14%) Military
7 4 (7.14%) Presentation Skills
8 3 (5.36%) Documentation Skills
8 3 (5.36%) Electronics
8 3 (5.36%) Manufacturing
8 3 (5.36%) Marketing
9 2 (3.57%) Investment Banking
9 2 (3.57%) Law
10 1 (1.79%) Fire and Rescue
10 1 (1.79%) Police
Job Titles
1 16 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (17.86%) Consultant
3 9 (16.07%) Analyst
4 7 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (12.50%) Support Analyst
5 6 (10.71%) Service Analyst
5 6 (10.71%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (10.71%) Support Engineer
6 5 (8.93%) Architect
6 5 (8.93%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Senior Support Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Senior Wintel Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Service Desk Support
7 4 (7.14%) Service Desk Support Analyst
7 4 (7.14%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Desktop Support
8 3 (5.36%) Microsoft 365 Consultant
8 3 (5.36%) Technical Consultant
8 3 (5.36%) Unified Communications Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.07%) Hedge funds
1 9 (16.07%) Video Conferencing
2 8 (14.29%) Blackberry
3 7 (12.50%) Replication
4 5 (8.93%) EMC VNX
4 5 (8.93%) Symmetrix
5 4 (7.14%) PKI
6 3 (5.36%) Clustering
6 3 (5.36%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.79%) Handset
7 1 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.79%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 40 (71.43%) Windows
2 24 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 13 (23.21%) Windows 10
4 11 (19.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (16.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (14.29%) Linux
7 7 (12.50%) Windows 7
7 7 (12.50%) Windows Server 2016
8 5 (8.93%) Mac OS X
8 5 (8.93%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (7.14%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.79%) Android
10 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (35.71%) Service Delivery
2 17 (30.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 15 (26.79%) Migration
4 14 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
5 13 (23.21%) ITIL
6 9 (16.07%) Data Protection
7 8 (14.29%) Service Management
8 6 (10.71%) Customer Requirements
9 5 (8.93%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (8.93%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (8.93%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (8.93%) Server Management
9 5 (8.93%) Web Filtering
10 4 (7.14%) Change Management
10 4 (7.14%) Performance Management
10 4 (7.14%) Presales
10 4 (7.14%) Proactive Management
10 4 (7.14%) Proactive Monitoring
10 4 (7.14%) Risk Management
10 4 (7.14%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 20 (35.71%) PowerShell
2 6 (10.71%) SQL
3 2 (3.57%) VBScript
4 1 (1.79%) C
4 1 (1.79%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (32.14%) Degree
2 7 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 5 (8.93%) MCP
4 4 (7.14%) DV Cleared
4 4 (7.14%) HNC
4 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (5.36%) A+ Certification
5 3 (5.36%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (5.36%) Network+ Certification
5 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.07%) GDPR
2 5 (8.93%) SLA
3 2 (3.57%) COBIT
4 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 42 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (21.43%) vSphere
3 10 (17.86%) Hyper-V
4 8 (14.29%) XenApp
4 8 (14.29%) XenDesktop
5 7 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (12.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 6 (10.71%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (7.14%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (5.36%) DFS Replication
9 2 (3.57%) BitLocker
10 1 (1.79%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 18 (32.14%) SCCM
2 12 (21.43%) SCOM
3 10 (17.86%) Microsoft Intune
4 7 (12.50%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 7 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (12.50%) NetBackup
4 7 (12.50%) OfficeScan
4 7 (12.50%) Trend Micro Deep Security
5 6 (10.71%) Backup Exec
6 5 (8.93%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (7.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (7.14%) MOM
8 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (5.36%) vCenter Server
8 3 (5.36%) WSUS
9 2 (3.57%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (1.79%) Cacti
10 1 (1.79%) FortiGate
10 1 (1.79%) SCSM
Vendors
1 52 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 24 (42.86%) VMware
3 15 (26.79%) Citrix
4 12 (21.43%) HP
5 8 (14.29%) Cisco
6 7 (12.50%) Altiris
6 7 (12.50%) Huawei
6 7 (12.50%) McAfee
6 7 (12.50%) Veritas
7 6 (10.71%) Asigra
7 6 (10.71%) Veeam
8 5 (8.93%) EMC
8 5 (8.93%) Infoblox
8 5 (8.93%) Symantec
9 4 (7.14%) Canon
9 4 (7.14%) Dell
9 4 (7.14%) SonicWALL
9 4 (7.14%) Sophos
9 4 (7.14%) Xerox
10 3 (5.36%) SAP