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 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
North West / Manchester
Rank 177 154 154
Rank change year-on-year -23 0  
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 28 26 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.72% 0.78% 0.94%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.40% 4.64% 5.63%
Number of salaries quoted 24 22 23
Median salary £40,000 £32,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.07% -23.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £28,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,750 £48,600 £56,200
UK excluding London median salary £43,500 £42,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year +2.35% -1.16%  

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 637 560 622
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 16.38% 16.79% 16.73%
Number of salaries quoted 551 453 521
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 23 March 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 23 March 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
Bolton -9 7 £24,000 -12.72%
Salford - 3 £44,250 -
Wigan - 1 - -
Skype for Business
North West

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 36 (80.00%) Skype
2 31 (68.89%) Windows
3 29 (64.44%) Active Directory
4 28 (62.22%) Microsoft
5 23 (51.11%) Office 365
6 19 (42.22%) MS Office
7 18 (40.00%) Windows Server
8 17 (37.78%) MS Exchange
9 16 (35.56%) SCCM
10 14 (31.11%) HP
11 12 (26.67%) SharePoint
11 12 (26.67%) Windows 7
11 12 (26.67%) VMware
12 11 (24.44%) Microsoft Azure
13 10 (22.22%) SC Cleared
13 10 (22.22%) Security Cleared
13 10 (22.22%) Citrix
13 10 (22.22%) ITIL
14 9 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
15 8 (17.78%) Exchange Server 2013
15 8 (17.78%) Microsoft Certification
15 8 (17.78%) VMware Infrastructure
16 7 (15.56%) Problem Management
16 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2008
16 7 (15.56%) MCSE
16 7 (15.56%) SCOrch
17 6 (13.33%) Unified Communications
17 6 (13.33%) Internet
17 6 (13.33%) Symantec
17 6 (13.33%) MS Excel

Skype for Business
Top Related 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 17 (37.78%) MS Exchange
2 12 (26.67%) SharePoint
3 9 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (17.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (8.89%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (4.44%) IBM Notes
8 1 (2.22%) IIS
Applications
1 19 (42.22%) MS Office
2 6 (13.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 23 (51.11%) Office 365
2 11 (24.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (4.44%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (80.00%) Skype
2 6 (13.33%) Internet
2 6 (13.33%) Unified Communications
2 6 (13.33%) VPN
3 5 (11.11%) LAN
4 4 (8.89%) Firewall
4 4 (8.89%) VoIP
4 4 (8.89%) WAN
5 3 (6.67%) MPLS
6 2 (4.44%) DHCP
6 2 (4.44%) DNS
6 2 (4.44%) WLAN
7 1 (2.22%) Extranet
7 1 (2.22%) Intranet
7 1 (2.22%) LDAP
7 1 (2.22%) Network Security
7 1 (2.22%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (11.11%) Back Office
2 3 (6.67%) Legal
3 2 (4.44%) Banking
3 2 (4.44%) Law
3 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.22%) Advertising
4 1 (2.22%) Finance
4 1 (2.22%) Games
4 1 (2.22%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Private Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Retail
4 1 (2.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (28.89%) Analyst
2 9 (20.00%) Service Analyst
3 7 (15.56%) IT Analyst
3 7 (15.56%) IT Operations Analyst
3 7 (15.56%) Operations Analyst
3 7 (15.56%) Service Operations Analyst
3 7 (15.56%) Support Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (11.11%) IT Support
5 4 (8.89%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 4 (8.89%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Consultant
5 4 (8.89%) IT Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) IT Support Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Active Directory Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Active Directory Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Management Information System
1 4 (8.89%) Public Cloud
2 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.44%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.44%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 31 (68.89%) Windows
2 18 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 12 (26.67%) Windows 7
4 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (8.89%) Linux
6 4 (8.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (8.89%) Unix
6 4 (8.89%) Windows 10
7 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (4.44%) Android
8 2 (4.44%) Windows Vista
9 1 (2.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.22%) ITIL
2 7 (15.56%) Problem Management
3 4 (8.89%) Data Management
3 4 (8.89%) Information Security
3 4 (8.89%) Master Data Management
3 4 (8.89%) Migration
3 4 (8.89%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2
4 3 (6.67%) Project Management
4 3 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.44%) Capacity Management
5 2 (4.44%) Contingency Planning
5 2 (4.44%) Data Loss Prevention
5 2 (4.44%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (4.44%) Practice Management
5 2 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.44%) Strategic Planning
6 1 (2.22%) Security Monitoring
6 1 (2.22%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.11%) SQL
2 2 (4.44%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.44%) VB
2 2 (4.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 10 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 8 (17.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (15.56%) MCSE
4 4 (8.89%) MCSA
5 3 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (4.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.33%) SLA
2 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 29 (64.44%) Active Directory
2 8 (17.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.44%) vSphere
5 1 (2.22%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 16 (35.56%) SCCM
2 7 (15.56%) SCOrch
3 5 (11.11%) Backup Exec
3 5 (11.11%) HP SIM
3 5 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (11.11%) WSUS
4 2 (4.44%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (2.22%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (2.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (2.22%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 28 (62.22%) Microsoft
2 14 (31.11%) HP
3 12 (26.67%) VMware
4 10 (22.22%) Citrix
5 6 (13.33%) Symantec
6 5 (11.11%) Dell
6 5 (11.11%) Sophos
7 4 (8.89%) GFI Software
7 4 (8.89%) Red Hat
7 4 (8.89%) SolarWinds
8 2 (4.44%) Apple
8 2 (4.44%) Avaya
8 2 (4.44%) iManage
8 2 (4.44%) Intel Security
8 2 (4.44%) Interwoven
8 2 (4.44%) Lotus
9 1 (2.22%) Cisco
9 1 (2.22%) Proofpoint