The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
North West / Manchester
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 189 176 160
Rank change year-on-year -13 -16  
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 26 5 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.62% 0.14% 0.77%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.01% 0.85% 4.01%
Number of salaries quoted 25 5 12
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,900 £27,000 £26,650
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,000 £42,700
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  

Skype for Business is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for application platform skills.

Application Platform Skills
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 863 590 649
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 20.48% 17.09% 19.34%
Number of salaries quoted 771 503 540
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +11.84%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,300 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing Skype for Business as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in Manchester

Skype for Business
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Skype for Business in Manchester.

Salary trend for Skype for Business in Manchester

Skype for Business
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in Manchester over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Skype for Business in Manchester

Skype for Business
Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Rochdale - 2 £49,000 -
Salford - 2 £51,250 -
Skype for Business
North West

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT jobs citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 50 (89.29%) Skype
2 45 (80.36%) Windows
3 38 (67.86%) Office 365
4 33 (58.93%) Active Directory
5 31 (55.36%) Windows Server
6 29 (51.79%) Microsoft
7 25 (44.64%) VMware
8 22 (39.29%) HP
9 21 (37.50%) Windows 7
10 19 (33.93%) SC Cleared
10 19 (33.93%) Security Cleared
11 18 (32.14%) VMware Infrastructure
11 18 (32.14%) Microsoft Office
12 16 (28.57%) ITIL
12 16 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
13 13 (23.21%) Windows Server 2003
13 13 (23.21%) MS Exchange
13 13 (23.21%) Citrix
13 13 (23.21%) DHCP
13 13 (23.21%) DNS
13 13 (23.21%) Unified Communications
14 12 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
14 12 (21.43%) Hyper-V
15 11 (19.64%) Lotus
15 11 (19.64%) LAN
15 11 (19.64%) VBScript
15 11 (19.64%) VB
15 11 (19.64%) IBM Notes
15 11 (19.64%) vSphere
15 11 (19.64%) PowerShell

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 13 (23.21%) MS Exchange
2 11 (19.64%) IBM Notes
3 10 (17.86%) SharePoint
4 8 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (8.93%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.79%) IIS
7 1 (1.79%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 18 (32.14%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 38 (67.86%) Office 365
2 16 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (10.71%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (89.29%) Skype
2 13 (23.21%) DHCP
2 13 (23.21%) DNS
2 13 (23.21%) Unified Communications
3 11 (19.64%) LAN
4 8 (14.29%) Firewall
4 8 (14.29%) WAN
5 6 (10.71%) Internet
5 6 (10.71%) VPN
5 6 (10.71%) WLAN
6 3 (5.36%) PBX
7 2 (3.57%) Broadband
7 2 (3.57%) Converged Networks
7 2 (3.57%) VoIP
8 1 (1.79%) LDAP
8 1 (1.79%) MPLS
8 1 (1.79%) Network Security
8 1 (1.79%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
General
1 3 (5.36%) Legal
1 3 (5.36%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.57%) Banking
2 2 (3.57%) Games
2 2 (3.57%) Law
3 1 (1.79%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.79%) Private Banking
3 1 (1.79%) Retail
3 1 (1.79%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (25.00%) Analyst
2 12 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (17.86%) Service Analyst
4 8 (14.29%) Lync Engineer
5 7 (12.50%) IT Analyst
5 7 (12.50%) IT Operations Analyst
5 7 (12.50%) Operations Analyst
5 7 (12.50%) Service Operations Analyst
6 6 (10.71%) Unified Communications Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Consultant
8 3 (5.36%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 3 (5.36%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (5.36%) Active Directory Support
8 3 (5.36%) Messaging Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Project Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Support Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) Active Directory Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) Active Directory Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.57%) Software Packaging
1 2 (3.57%) TAPI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) Blackberry
2 4 (7.14%) Tandem
3 3 (5.36%) Public Cloud
4 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.79%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.79%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 45 (80.36%) Windows
2 31 (55.36%) Windows Server
3 21 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 13 (23.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (19.64%) Windows 10
6 5 (8.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (7.14%) Android
8 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.57%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.79%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.79%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (28.57%) ITIL
2 7 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 4 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
4 3 (5.36%) Migration
5 2 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (3.57%) Line Management
5 2 (3.57%) Practice Management
5 2 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (3.57%) Validation
6 1 (1.79%) Coaching
6 1 (1.79%) Investment Management
6 1 (1.79%) ITSM
6 1 (1.79%) Project Management
6 1 (1.79%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.79%) Service Management
6 1 (1.79%) UML
6 1 (1.79%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (19.64%) PowerShell
1 11 (19.64%) VB
1 11 (19.64%) VBScript
2 1 (1.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (33.93%) SC Cleared
1 19 (33.93%) Security Cleared
2 9 (16.07%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (14.29%) MCSE
4 3 (5.36%) MCSA
5 2 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.79%) Degree
6 1 (1.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.79%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) SLA
2 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 33 (58.93%) Active Directory
2 18 (32.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (21.43%) Hyper-V
4 11 (19.64%) vSphere
5 1 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (16.07%) SCCM
2 7 (12.50%) SCOrch
3 2 (3.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.79%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.79%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 29 (51.79%) Microsoft
2 25 (44.64%) VMware
3 22 (39.29%) HP
4 13 (23.21%) Citrix
5 11 (19.64%) Lotus
6 7 (12.50%) Cisco
7 5 (8.93%) Apple
8 4 (7.14%) BroadSoft
8 4 (7.14%) Fortinet
9 2 (3.57%) iManage
9 2 (3.57%) Interwoven
9 2 (3.57%) Symantec
10 1 (1.79%) Proofpoint
10 1 (1.79%) ServiceNow
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