Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 266 267 205
Rank change year-on-year +1 -62 +26
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 35 14 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.44% 0.19% 0.89%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.52% 0.98% 5.18%
Number of salaries quoted 32 11 52
Manchester median annual salary £35,229 £32,750 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.57% -15.48% -3.13%
10th Percentile £21,475 £26,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £51,250 £45,000
North West median annual salary £34,000 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.62% -13.33% -

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 Manchester with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Manchester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 1387 1423 1274
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 17.35% 19.05% 17.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1189 1255 1028
Manchester median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,756
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.21% +4.74%
10th Percentile £23,700 £23,850 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £55,000
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Skype for Business as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Salford - 3 £47,729 - 2
Altrincham -13 2 £37,500 +15.38%
Rochdale - 2 £34,150 -
Sale - 1 £32,500 -
Skype for Business
North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 29 (82.86%) Skype
2 24 (68.57%) Microsoft
3 23 (65.71%) Office 365
4 21 (60.00%) Windows
5 19 (54.29%) Active Directory
6 17 (48.57%) Windows Server
7 15 (42.86%) VMware
8 14 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 14 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 14 (40.00%) ITIL
9 13 (37.14%) SharePoint
10 12 (34.29%) DNS
11 10 (28.57%) Citrix
11 10 (28.57%) DHCP
11 10 (28.57%) MS Exchange
12 8 (22.86%) HP
13 7 (20.00%) PowerShell
13 7 (20.00%) Hyper-V
13 7 (20.00%) VPN
13 7 (20.00%) VoIP
13 7 (20.00%) WAN
13 7 (20.00%) LAN
14 6 (17.14%) Cisco
14 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (17.14%) Unified Communications
14 6 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2010
14 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2012
15 5 (14.29%) IaaS
15 5 (14.29%) Windows 7
15 5 (14.29%) Amazon AWS

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 (37.14%) SharePoint
2 10 (28.57%) MS Exchange
3 6 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (14.29%) IBM Notes
5 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.86%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (2.86%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (65.71%) Office 365
2 14 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (14.29%) IaaS
4 4 (11.43%) SaaS
5 2 (5.71%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (82.86%) Skype
2 12 (34.29%) DNS
3 10 (28.57%) DHCP
4 7 (20.00%) LAN
4 7 (20.00%) VoIP
4 7 (20.00%) VPN
4 7 (20.00%) WAN
5 6 (17.14%) Unified Communications
6 5 (14.29%) Firewall
6 5 (14.29%) PBX
7 4 (11.43%) SAN
8 3 (8.57%) Internet
8 3 (8.57%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (8.57%) WLAN
9 2 (5.71%) NAS
9 2 (5.71%) Softswitch
10 1 (2.86%) Intranet
10 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.71%) Power BI
3 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (8.57%) Back Office
1 3 (8.57%) Billing
1 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.71%) Law
2 2 (5.71%) Legal
3 1 (2.86%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (22.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (17.14%) Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Deployment Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) IT Support
4 4 (11.43%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (8.57%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (8.57%) IT Manager
5 3 (8.57%) IT Support Manager
5 3 (8.57%) Service Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Service Manager
5 3 (8.57%) Support Manager
5 3 (8.57%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Database Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) DBA
6 2 (5.71%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Voice Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Blackberry
1 3 (8.57%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.71%) BYOD
2 2 (5.71%) Fat Client
2 2 (5.71%) Private Cloud
2 2 (5.71%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (2.86%) iPhone
3 1 (2.86%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 21 (60.00%) Windows
2 17 (48.57%) Windows Server
3 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (11.43%) Windows 10
5 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (8.57%) Linux
6 3 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (8.57%) Unix
6 3 (8.57%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (40.00%) ITIL
2 4 (11.43%) Service Delivery
3 3 (8.57%) IT Strategy
3 3 (8.57%) Presales
4 2 (5.71%) Business Continuity
4 2 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (5.71%) CRM
4 2 (5.71%) Email Filtering
4 2 (5.71%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (5.71%) Line Management
4 2 (5.71%) Mentoring
4 2 (5.71%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 2 (5.71%) Risk Management
4 2 (5.71%) Service Management
4 2 (5.71%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 2 (5.71%) Web Filtering
5 1 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.86%) Information Management
5 1 (2.86%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (2.86%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (14.29%) SQL
3 4 (11.43%) VB
3 4 (11.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
2 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.71%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (5.71%) MCITP
4 1 (2.86%) Degree
4 1 (2.86%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) GMP
2 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (54.29%) Active Directory
2 14 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 4 (11.43%) vSphere
5 1 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.86%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 24 (68.57%) Microsoft
2 15 (42.86%) VMware
3 10 (28.57%) Citrix
4 8 (22.86%) HP
5 6 (17.14%) Cisco
6 5 (14.29%) Lotus
7 3 (8.57%) Mitel
7 3 (8.57%) Red Hat
8 2 (5.71%) Avaya
8 2 (5.71%) BroadSoft
8 2 (5.71%) Oracle
8 2 (5.71%) Palo Alto
8 2 (5.71%) Sonus
9 1 (2.86%) Polycom
9 1 (2.86%) Samsung
9 1 (2.86%) Wyse