Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 95 72
Rank change year-on-year +12 -23 +18
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 9 12 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.91% 0.92% 1.07%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.25% 4.58% 4.88%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 10
Merseyside median annual salary £24,000 £42,500 £36,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -43.53% +15.65% -18.33%
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 Merseyside with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Merseyside
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 144 262 205
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 14.56% 20.00% 22.02%
Number of salaries quoted 98 157 138
Merseyside median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £36,018
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% +11.06% -9.96%
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £59,125 £55,500 £50,750
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in Merseyside

Skype for Business
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Salary trend for Skype for Business in Merseyside

Skype for Business
Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 6 months to 23 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
Liverpool +25 9 £24,000 -27.27%
Bootle - 2 - -
Skype for Business
North West

For the 6 months to 23 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 9 (100.00%) ITIL
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (88.89%) MS Exchange
2 8 (88.89%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (88.89%) Windows Server
3 7 (77.78%) Driving Licence
3 7 (77.78%) Problem Management
3 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
4 5 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (55.56%) Incident Management
4 5 (55.56%) Statistics
4 5 (55.56%) SharePoint
4 5 (55.56%) Internet
4 5 (55.56%) Configuration Management
5 4 (44.44%) Management Information System
5 4 (44.44%) Remedy
5 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 4 (44.44%) Service Management
5 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (44.44%) Skype
5 4 (44.44%) Data Quality
6 3 (33.33%) Office 365
6 3 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (33.33%) SCCM
6 3 (33.33%) SQL
6 3 (33.33%) DNS
6 3 (33.33%) Client/Server
6 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (33.33%) Risk Assessment

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 8 (88.89%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (88.89%) MS Exchange
2 5 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (55.56%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) Internet
2 4 (44.44%) Skype
3 3 (33.33%) DNS
General
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Service Desk Engineer
2 5 (55.56%) Service Desk Support
2 5 (55.56%) Support Engineer
3 4 (44.44%) ICT Engineer
3 4 (44.44%) ICT Support
3 4 (44.44%) ICT Support Engineer
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Engineer
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Support Engineer
4 3 (33.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 3 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Engineer
5 2 (22.22%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (22.22%) Server Support
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server Engineer
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server Support
Miscellaneous
1 7 (77.78%) Driving Licence
2 4 (44.44%) Management Information System
3 3 (33.33%) Client/Server
4 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) ITIL
2 7 (77.78%) Problem Management
3 5 (55.56%) Configuration Management
3 5 (55.56%) Incident Management
3 5 (55.56%) Statistics
4 4 (44.44%) Service Management
5 3 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
6 1 (11.11%) Proactive Monitoring
6 1 (11.11%) Project Management
6 1 (11.11%) Runbook
6 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) Data Quality
2 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) EdgeSight
2 1 (11.11%) Nagios
2 1 (11.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
1 4 (44.44%) Remedy
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix