Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
England > North West
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 309 322 268
Rank change year-on-year +13 -54 -10
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 71 39 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.54% 0.31% 0.75%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.23% 1.69% 3.98%
Number of salaries quoted 57 28 81
North West median annual salary £34,000 £32,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.62% -13.33% -
10th Percentile £18,500 £21,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £52,750 £47,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% - -5.56%

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 West with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 2199 2309 2462
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 16.60% 18.49% 18.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1795 1953 1983
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £64,200 £59,500 £53,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in the North West

Skype for Business
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Skype for Business in the North West

Skype for Business
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in the North West over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Skype for Business in the North West

Skype for Business
Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 6 months to 24 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
Manchester +21 35 £35,229 +7.98% 4
Cheshire -25 22 £23,500 +4.44% 2
Merseyside +17 9 £24,000 -43.53%
Lancashire - 2 £19,000 -
Cumbria +2 1 £75,000 +42.86%
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 North West region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 53 (74.65%) Windows
2 50 (70.42%) Skype
3 49 (69.01%) Active Directory
4 43 (60.56%) Office 365
5 40 (56.34%) Microsoft
6 32 (45.07%) Windows Server
7 31 (43.66%) Citrix
8 26 (36.62%) ITIL
9 25 (35.21%) MS Exchange
10 23 (32.39%) VMware
10 23 (32.39%) Microsoft Azure
11 22 (30.99%) Windows Server 2008
11 22 (30.99%) Windows Server 2012
11 22 (30.99%) SharePoint
12 19 (26.76%) DNS
13 16 (22.54%) Exchange Server 2010
13 16 (22.54%) VMware Infrastructure
14 15 (21.13%) PowerShell
14 15 (21.13%) Hyper-V
14 15 (21.13%) Exchange Server 2013
14 15 (21.13%) VPN
14 15 (21.13%) WAN
15 14 (19.72%) LAN
16 13 (18.31%) DHCP
16 13 (18.31%) Microsoft Certification
16 13 (18.31%) Security Cleared
16 13 (18.31%) Windows 7
17 10 (14.08%) HP
17 10 (14.08%) SQL
17 10 (14.08%) Driving Licence

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 25 (35.21%) MS Exchange
2 22 (30.99%) SharePoint
3 16 (22.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (21.13%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (7.04%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (7.04%) IBM Notes
6 3 (4.23%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (2.82%) JBoss
7 2 (2.82%) MindAlign
8 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.41%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 43 (60.56%) Office 365
2 23 (32.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (8.45%) IaaS
4 5 (7.04%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (7.04%) SaaS
5 2 (2.82%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (2.82%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (70.42%) Skype
2 19 (26.76%) DNS
3 15 (21.13%) VPN
3 15 (21.13%) WAN
4 14 (19.72%) LAN
5 13 (18.31%) DHCP
6 8 (11.27%) Firewall
6 8 (11.27%) Internet
6 8 (11.27%) TCP/IP
7 7 (9.86%) VoIP
8 6 (8.45%) Unified Communications
9 5 (7.04%) PBX
9 5 (7.04%) SAN
10 3 (4.23%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (4.23%) WLAN
11 2 (2.82%) NAS
11 2 (2.82%) Softswitch
12 1 (1.41%) Cisco ASA
12 1 (1.41%) Network Security
12 1 (1.41%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.68%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.82%) Power BI
3 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (5.63%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.23%) Back Office
2 3 (4.23%) Billing
2 3 (4.23%) Legal
3 2 (2.82%) Finance
3 2 (2.82%) Law
4 1 (1.41%) Advertising
4 1 (1.41%) Banking
4 1 (1.41%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.41%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 19 (26.76%) Analyst
2 16 (22.54%) Service Analyst
3 15 (21.13%) Service Desk Analyst
4 12 (16.90%) Support Engineer
5 9 (12.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (11.27%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (11.27%) Active Directory Analyst
7 7 (9.86%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (9.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 7 (9.86%) Service Desk Engineer
8 6 (8.45%) IT Support
8 6 (8.45%) Service Desk Support
9 5 (7.04%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (7.04%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (7.04%) Citrix Analyst
9 5 (7.04%) Deployment Engineer
10 4 (5.63%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 4 (5.63%) ICT Support
10 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Engineer
10 4 (5.63%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.82%) JMS
1 2 (2.82%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.08%) Driving Licence
2 5 (7.04%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.63%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.23%) Blackberry
4 3 (4.23%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.82%) BYOD
5 2 (2.82%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.82%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.82%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.41%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.41%) iPhone
6 1 (1.41%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.41%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.41%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 53 (74.65%) Windows
2 32 (45.07%) Windows Server
3 22 (30.99%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (30.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (18.31%) Windows 7
5 9 (12.68%) Windows 10
6 5 (7.04%) Linux
7 4 (5.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (4.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (4.23%) Unix
8 3 (4.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (36.62%) ITIL
2 8 (11.27%) Incident Management
3 7 (9.86%) Problem Management
3 7 (9.86%) Service Delivery
4 6 (8.45%) Kalman Filter
4 6 (8.45%) Service Management
5 5 (7.04%) Configuration Management
5 5 (7.04%) Presales
5 5 (7.04%) Statistics
6 4 (5.63%) Risk Management
7 3 (4.23%) Email Filtering
7 3 (4.23%) IT Strategy
7 3 (4.23%) Migration
7 3 (4.23%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (4.23%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (4.23%) Web Filtering
8 2 (2.82%) Chat Support
8 2 (2.82%) Customer Requirements
8 2 (2.82%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 2 (2.82%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 15 (21.13%) PowerShell
2 10 (14.08%) SQL
3 4 (5.63%) VB
3 4 (5.63%) VBScript
4 2 (2.82%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (18.31%) Microsoft Certification
1 13 (18.31%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.45%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.63%) MCSA
4 3 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.82%) MCITP
6 1 (1.41%) CCDA
6 1 (1.41%) CCDP
6 1 (1.41%) CCIE
6 1 (1.41%) CCNA
6 1 (1.41%) CCNP
6 1 (1.41%) CCSA
6 1 (1.41%) CCSE
6 1 (1.41%) Degree
6 1 (1.41%) JNCIE
6 1 (1.41%) JNCIP
6 1 (1.41%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.68%) SLA
2 4 (5.63%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.41%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.41%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (1.41%) GMP
3 1 (1.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 49 (69.01%) Active Directory
2 16 (22.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (21.13%) Hyper-V
4 6 (8.45%) vSphere
5 3 (4.23%) XenApp
6 1 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.41%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.41%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (5.63%) SCCM
2 3 (4.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.82%) WSUS
4 1 (1.41%) EdgeSight
4 1 (1.41%) Nagios
4 1 (1.41%) SCOM
4 1 (1.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 40 (56.34%) Microsoft
2 31 (43.66%) Citrix
3 23 (32.39%) VMware
4 10 (14.08%) HP
5 9 (12.68%) Cisco
6 5 (7.04%) Lotus
7 4 (5.63%) Remedy
8 3 (4.23%) Avaya
8 3 (4.23%) IBM
8 3 (4.23%) Mitel
8 3 (4.23%) Palo Alto
8 3 (4.23%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.82%) BroadSoft
9 2 (2.82%) Oracle
9 2 (2.82%) Sonus
10 1 (1.41%) CA
10 1 (1.41%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.41%) Juniper
10 1 (1.41%) Symantec
10 1 (1.41%) Wyse