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 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
England / North East
Rank 63 69 65
Rank change year-on-year +6 -4  
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 10 9 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.56% 1.39% 2.38%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.46% 7.14% 11.56%
Number of salaries quoted 10 4 11
Median salary £32,500 £27,750 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.11% -7.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £23,700 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £33,450 £31,800 £35,000
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £42,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year +3.52% -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 the North East with a requirement for application platform skills.

Application Platform Skills
North East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 134 126 147
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 20.97% 19.47% 20.62%
Number of salaries quoted 121 106 113
Median salary £32,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% -12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £70,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 3 months to 25 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
Tyne and Wear +11 9 £32,500 +9.24% 2
Durham -1 1 £30,000 +16.50% 1
Skype for Business
England

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 25 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 North East region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 28 (93.33%) Skype
2 25 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 24 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 24 (80.00%) MS Exchange
4 18 (60.00%) Citrix
5 13 (43.33%) SCCM
6 10 (33.33%) ITIL
6 10 (33.33%) VMware
7 9 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (26.67%) Windows
8 8 (26.67%) MCSE
8 8 (26.67%) Windows Server
8 8 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (20.00%) Hyper-V
10 6 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
10 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
10 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (20.00%) Service Delivery
11 5 (16.67%) DHCP
11 5 (16.67%) DNS
11 5 (16.67%) LAN
11 5 (16.67%) Office 365
12 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (13.33%) Yammer
12 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Monitoring
12 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Clustering
12 4 (13.33%) PowerShell

Skype for Business
Top Related 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 24 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (6.67%) Office Communications Server
4 2 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) Office 365
2 4 (13.33%) Yammer
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 28 (93.33%) Skype
2 5 (16.67%) DHCP
2 5 (16.67%) DNS
2 5 (16.67%) LAN
3 4 (13.33%) PBX
3 4 (13.33%) VPN
3 4 (13.33%) WAN
4 1 (3.33%) Firewall
4 1 (3.33%) Unified Communications
4 1 (3.33%) Wireless
4 1 (3.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Consultant
1 9 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 6 (20.00%) Senior Consultant
2 6 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
2 6 (20.00%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Messaging Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Messaging Support
4 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Collaboration Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Exchange Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Help Desk Team Lead
4 2 (6.67%) Messaging Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Support Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Team Leader
4 2 (6.67%) Wintel Support
4 2 (6.67%) Wintel Support Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Applications Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Blackberry
1 4 (13.33%) Clustering
2 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (26.67%) Windows
1 8 (26.67%) Windows Server
2 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (6.67%) Android
4 2 (6.67%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) ITIL
2 6 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 6 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 4 (13.33%) Asset Management
3 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 3 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (6.67%) Content Management
5 2 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (6.67%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.67%) Mentoring
5 2 (6.67%) Problem Management
5 2 (6.67%) Visualisation
6 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.33%) Coaching
6 1 (3.33%) CRM
6 1 (3.33%) ERP
6 1 (3.33%) High Availability
6 1 (3.33%) IT Strategy
6 1 (3.33%) Resource Management
6 1 (3.33%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (26.67%) MCSE
3 2 (6.67%) Degree
3 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) CCNA
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.33%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.33%) vSphere
4 1 (3.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (43.33%) SCCM
2 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (6.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (60.00%) Citrix
3 10 (33.33%) VMware
4 4 (13.33%) Mitel
5 2 (6.67%) MobileIron
5 2 (6.67%) Trend Micro
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco
6 1 (3.33%) HP
6 1 (3.33%) Juniper
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle
6 1 (3.33%) Palo Alto
6 1 (3.33%) Ruckus Wireless
6 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £24,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago