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 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 56 -
Rank change year-on-year -4 -  
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 3 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.55% 0.22% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.23% 1.41% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 0
Median salary £41,250 £52,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.67% -  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

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 Merseyside with a requirement for application platform skills.

Application Platform Skills
Merseyside
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 71 71 153
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 13.12% 15.37% 29.48%
Number of salaries quoted 40 52 84
Median salary £37,500 £32,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £28,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,200 £50,000 £64,400
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 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 3 months to 23 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
Liverpool - 3 £41,250 -
Skype for Business
North West

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

1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (75.00%) Skype
2 5 (62.50%) Windows
3 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (50.00%) VoIP
3 4 (50.00%) SAN
3 4 (50.00%) SCCM
4 3 (37.50%) SCOM
4 3 (37.50%) SCVMM
4 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
4 3 (37.50%) NAS
4 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
4 3 (37.50%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (37.50%) VB
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 3 (37.50%) ITIL
4 3 (37.50%) SCDPM
4 3 (37.50%) SLA
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (25.00%) LAN
5 2 (25.00%) WAN
5 2 (25.00%) Citrix
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (25.00%) Office 365
5 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
5 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
5 2 (25.00%) Network Security

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 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) CMS
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365
2 1 (12.50%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (12.50%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) Skype
2 4 (50.00%) SAN
2 4 (50.00%) VoIP
3 3 (37.50%) NAS
4 2 (25.00%) LAN
4 2 (25.00%) Network Security
4 2 (25.00%) WAN
5 1 (12.50%) DHCP
5 1 (12.50%) DNS
5 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
5 1 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (12.50%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (37.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Administrator
1 3 (37.50%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) IT Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) IT Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) IT Systems Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) IT Trainer
2 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Trainer
2 1 (12.50%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (12.50%) Mac OS
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
3 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
1 3 (37.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (12.50%) CCNA
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (12.50%) MCP
2 1 (12.50%) MCSA
2 1 (12.50%) MCSE
2 1 (12.50%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (12.50%) vSphere
3 1 (12.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) SCCM
2 3 (37.50%) SCDPM
2 3 (37.50%) SCOM
2 3 (37.50%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) Adobe
3 1 (12.50%) Avaya
3 1 (12.50%) Verint
3 1 (12.50%) VMware