Period
to 17 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 17 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
England > North East
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 85 114 72
Rank change year-on-year +29 -42 -
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 25 11 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.87% 0.71% 2.90%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.73% 4.26% 16.12%
Number of salaries quoted 11 8 33
North East median annual salary £47,778 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +47.01% -7.14% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £25,800 £25,100
90th Percentile £59,233 £42,125 £44,750
England median annual salary £47,250 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -0.53% +11.76% -

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 the North East with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
North East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 233 258 242
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 17.39% 16.72% 17.99%
Number of salaries quoted 169 230 212
North East median annual salary £39,626 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.22% - -0.36%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £64,000 £48,750 £48,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +2.22%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in the North East

Skype for Business
Salary Trend in the North East

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

Salary trend for Skype for Business in the North East

Skype for Business
Salary Histogram in the North East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in the North East over the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Skype for Business in the North East

Skype for Business
Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 6 months to 17 January 2019. 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
Tyne and Wear +15 20 £54,612 +98.59% 3
Durham +17 3 £32,500 -
Northumberland +8 2 - -
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, IT jobs citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North East region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 24 (96.00%) Skype
2 21 (84.00%) Microsoft
3 20 (80.00%) Office 365
4 14 (56.00%) Windows
4 14 (56.00%) SharePoint
5 13 (52.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (48.00%) Active Directory
6 12 (48.00%) MCSA
7 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (40.00%) Windows Server
8 8 (32.00%) OneDrive
8 8 (32.00%) Migration
9 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Intune
9 7 (28.00%) PowerShell
9 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 7 (28.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 6 (24.00%) Systems Engineering
10 6 (24.00%) Unified Communications
10 6 (24.00%) Mentoring
10 6 (24.00%) Coaching
10 6 (24.00%) CMS
10 6 (24.00%) Validation
10 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (24.00%) MCP
10 6 (24.00%) SLA
11 5 (20.00%) COM
11 5 (20.00%) Analytics
12 4 (16.00%) Hyper-V
12 4 (16.00%) SCCM
12 4 (16.00%) Citrix

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 14 (56.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (24.00%) CMS
3 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (4.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 20 (80.00%) Office 365
2 8 (32.00%) OneDrive
3 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (8.00%) SaaS
5 1 (4.00%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 24 (96.00%) Skype
2 6 (24.00%) Unified Communications
3 4 (16.00%) DHCP
3 4 (16.00%) DNS
4 1 (4.00%) Extranet
4 1 (4.00%) Firewall
4 1 (4.00%) Intranet
4 1 (4.00%) PBX
4 1 (4.00%) PSTN
4 1 (4.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) MySQL
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.00%) Subversion
1 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 7 (28.00%) Office 365 Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Consultant
3 4 (16.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Audio Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Video Conferencing Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) .NET Developer
5 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Technology Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) COM
2 1 (4.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (56.00%) Windows
2 10 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Migration
2 7 (28.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (24.00%) Coaching
3 6 (24.00%) Mentoring
3 6 (24.00%) Systems Engineering
3 6 (24.00%) Validation
4 5 (20.00%) Analytics
5 3 (12.00%) Project Management
6 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.00%) CRM
6 1 (4.00%) Data Management
6 1 (4.00%) Data Migration
6 1 (4.00%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (4.00%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 13 (52.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (48.00%) MCSA
3 6 (24.00%) MCP
4 1 (4.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (48.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (16.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (84.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.00%) Citrix
2 4 (16.00%) VMware
3 3 (12.00%) Cisco
4 2 (8.00%) Polycom
5 1 (4.00%) Adobe
5 1 (4.00%) Dell
5 1 (4.00%) HP