Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 368 448 355
Rank change year-on-year +80 -93 +1
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 383 393 615
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.75% 0.63% 0.88%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.12% 3.70% 4.85%
Number of salaries quoted 290 338 538
London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £24,000 £27,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £43,500 £47,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -7.45% -1.05% +8.57%

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 7,478 10,625 12,673
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 14.72% 16.95% 18.04%
Number of salaries quoted 6,145 8,582 10,609
London median annual salary £60,750 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.25% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £89,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 +47 101 £60,000 +11.63% 11
East London +16 7 £32,420 -42.62% 4
West London -7 6 £30,500 -35.79% 7
North London -10 1 - - 1
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 360 (93.99%) Skype
2 306 (79.90%) Microsoft
3 284 (74.15%) Office 365
4 219 (57.18%) Windows
5 197 (51.44%) Active Directory
6 141 (36.81%) Microsoft Office
6 141 (36.81%) Azure
7 120 (31.33%) Windows 10
8 107 (27.94%) SCCM
8 107 (27.94%) Video Conferencing
9 98 (25.59%) SharePoint
10 79 (20.63%) Cisco
11 76 (19.84%) Unified Communications
12 75 (19.58%) MS Exchange
13 68 (17.75%) LAN
13 68 (17.75%) VMware
13 68 (17.75%) Windows Server
14 64 (16.71%) Microsoft Intune
14 64 (16.71%) WAN
15 61 (15.93%) Presales
16 59 (15.40%) Finance
17 58 (15.14%) ITIL
18 55 (14.36%) VoIP
18 55 (14.36%) Firewall
19 53 (13.84%) AWS
20 52 (13.58%) Polycom
20 52 (13.58%) Citrix
21 50 (13.05%) Microsoft Certification
22 47 (12.27%) Internet
23 46 (12.01%) Problem-Solving

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 98 (25.59%) SharePoint
2 75 (19.58%) MS Exchange
3 16 (4.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (3.39%) CMS
5 4 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (1.04%) IIS
6 3 (0.78%) Confluence
6 3 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 141 (36.81%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (9.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 34 (8.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.04%) Adobe Captivate
4 4 (1.04%) Camtasia
4 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.04%) Snagit
5 2 (0.52%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 4 (1.04%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.26%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 284 (74.15%) Office 365
2 141 (36.81%) Azure
3 53 (13.84%) AWS
4 44 (11.49%) Azure Active Directory
5 32 (8.36%) OneDrive
6 20 (5.22%) PaaS
7 19 (4.96%) SaaS
8 14 (3.66%) Mimecast
9 11 (2.87%) OpenShift
10 7 (1.83%) Yammer
11 5 (1.31%) IaaS
12 4 (1.04%) WhatsApp
13 3 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.78%) Power Platform
14 1 (0.26%) Datadog
14 1 (0.26%) PowerApps
14 1 (0.26%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 360 (93.99%) Skype
2 76 (19.84%) Unified Communications
3 68 (17.75%) LAN
4 64 (16.71%) WAN
5 55 (14.36%) Firewall
5 55 (14.36%) VoIP
6 47 (12.27%) Internet
7 42 (10.97%) WebEx
8 34 (8.88%) SAN
9 33 (8.62%) DHCP
10 31 (8.09%) DNS
11 29 (7.57%) VPN
12 24 (6.27%) MPLS
13 20 (5.22%) Network Security
14 19 (4.96%) PSTN
15 18 (4.70%) TCP/IP
16 17 (4.44%) Wi-Fi
17 16 (4.18%) Wireless
18 14 (3.66%) PBX
19 13 (3.39%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (8.36%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (0.52%) Power BI
4 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.31%) JIRA
2 2 (0.52%) Jenkins
General
1 59 (15.40%) Finance
2 20 (5.22%) Law
3 18 (4.70%) Back Office
3 18 (4.70%) Legal
4 17 (4.44%) Marketing
5 14 (3.66%) Advertising
6 13 (3.39%) Telecoms
7 11 (2.87%) Public Sector
8 10 (2.61%) Billing
9 7 (1.83%) Brand Awareness
9 7 (1.83%) French Language
10 3 (0.78%) Banking
10 3 (0.78%) German Language
10 3 (0.78%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.52%) Local Government
12 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 85 (22.19%) Analyst
2 56 (14.62%) Architect
2 56 (14.62%) Consultant
3 41 (10.70%) Service Analyst
3 41 (10.70%) Support Engineer
4 40 (10.44%) Solutions Architect
5 37 (9.66%) Service Desk Analyst
6 33 (8.62%) Support Analyst
7 27 (7.05%) IT Analyst
8 25 (6.53%) IT Support
9 20 (5.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 19 (4.96%) 2nd Line Support
10 19 (4.96%) Desktop Support
11 14 (3.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 14 (3.66%) Junior
12 13 (3.39%) IT Support Analyst
13 12 (3.13%) Network Consultant
14 10 (2.61%) Desktop Engineer
14 10 (2.61%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 10 (2.61%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.04%) JSON
1 4 (1.04%) SAML
2 2 (0.52%) REST
3 1 (0.26%) .NET
3 1 (0.26%) HTML
3 1 (0.26%) HTML5
3 1 (0.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 107 (27.94%) Video Conferencing
2 26 (6.79%) Hybrid Cloud
3 25 (6.53%) Data Centre
4 17 (4.44%) Smartphone
5 14 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (3.66%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (3.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 11 (2.87%) iPad
8 7 (1.83%) iPhone
9 6 (1.57%) Replication
9 6 (1.57%) User Experience
10 5 (1.31%) Virtual Team
11 4 (1.04%) Blackberry
11 4 (1.04%) e-Learning
11 4 (1.04%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.78%) Clustering
12 3 (0.78%) PKI
12 3 (0.78%) Video\Live Streaming
13 2 (0.52%) Fat Client
13 2 (0.52%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 219 (57.18%) Windows
2 120 (31.33%) Windows 10
3 68 (17.75%) Windows Server
4 43 (11.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 42 (10.97%) Windows 7
6 32 (8.36%) Android
7 24 (6.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (4.96%) Apple iOS
9 15 (3.92%) Linux
10 14 (3.66%) Windows 8
11 8 (2.09%) Mac OS X
12 4 (1.04%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.78%) Solaris
14 2 (0.52%) Unix
15 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (15.93%) Presales
2 58 (15.14%) ITIL
3 46 (12.01%) Problem-Solving
4 39 (10.18%) Mobile Device Management
5 38 (9.92%) Migration
6 37 (9.66%) Customer Requirements
7 32 (8.36%) Service Management
8 28 (7.31%) Project Management
9 26 (6.79%) Project Delivery
10 22 (5.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 20 (5.22%) Change Management
12 18 (4.70%) ERP
12 18 (4.70%) ITSM
12 18 (4.70%) Network Design
13 17 (4.44%) Customer Engagement
14 16 (4.18%) Load Balancing
14 16 (4.18%) Network Monitoring
14 16 (4.18%) Service Delivery
14 16 (4.18%) Technical Leadership
15 15 (3.92%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (10.97%) PowerShell
2 28 (7.31%) SQL
3 9 (2.35%) C
4 2 (0.52%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.52%) VB
5 1 (0.26%) C#
5 1 (0.26%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 50 (13.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (7.57%) Cisco Certification
3 27 (7.05%) MCSE
4 26 (6.79%) CCNA
5 18 (4.70%) Degree
6 16 (4.18%) CCNP
6 16 (4.18%) MCITP
6 16 (4.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 13 (3.39%) MCP
8 12 (3.13%) MCSA
9 10 (2.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 6 (1.57%) Security Cleared
11 3 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.78%) MCDST
12 2 (0.52%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.52%) CCA
12 2 (0.52%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (0.52%) Dell Certification
12 2 (0.52%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (10.18%) SLA
2 5 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.52%) COBIT
4 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.26%) PMO
4 1 (0.26%) QA
System Software
1 197 (51.44%) Active Directory
2 44 (11.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (10.70%) Hyper-V
4 21 (5.48%) VMware ESXi
4 21 (5.48%) XenDesktop
5 11 (2.87%) Docker
5 11 (2.87%) XenApp
6 6 (1.57%) vSphere
7 5 (1.31%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.78%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (0.78%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.52%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.52%) vCloud
10 2 (0.52%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.52%) Xen
11 1 (0.26%) KVM
11 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 107 (27.94%) SCCM
2 64 (16.71%) Microsoft Intune
3 15 (3.92%) Backup Exec
4 13 (3.39%) Kubernetes
4 13 (3.39%) WSUS
5 12 (3.13%) Cisco CUCM
6 10 (2.61%) AirWatch
7 8 (2.09%) Cisco UCCX
8 5 (1.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 5 (1.31%) HP Data Protector
9 4 (1.04%) SCOM
10 3 (0.78%) FortiGate
10 3 (0.78%) MOM
10 3 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.78%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.52%) Puppet
11 2 (0.52%) Terraform
11 2 (0.52%) XenMobile
12 1 (0.26%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 306 (79.90%) Microsoft
2 79 (20.63%) Cisco
3 68 (17.75%) VMware
4 52 (13.58%) Citrix
4 52 (13.58%) Polycom
5 32 (8.36%) HP
6 25 (6.53%) Mitel
7 22 (5.74%) Apple
8 20 (5.22%) Avaya
9 18 (4.70%) CommVault
9 18 (4.70%) Sophos
10 17 (4.44%) BT
10 17 (4.44%) Veeam
11 16 (4.18%) Google
12 15 (3.92%) Dell
13 14 (3.66%) Adobe
14 13 (3.39%) ServiceNow
15 12 (3.13%) EqualLogic
15 12 (3.13%) Nimble Storage
15 12 (3.13%) ProCurve