Period
to 17 August 2019

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 17 August 2019 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 267 292 296
Rank change year-on-year +25 +4 +20
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 71 76 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.67% 0.62% 0.53%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.94% 4.09% 2.93%
Number of salaries quoted 66 62 64
North West median annual salary £44,861 £33,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +34.92% -16.88% -
10th Percentile £28,236 £20,325 £19,913
90th Percentile £68,726 £52,500 £56,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 1,436 1,859 2,386
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.57% 15.24% 18.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1,034 1,494 1,979
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £23,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £66,250 £64,300
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 17 August 2019.

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 17 August 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
Manchester +21 55 £44,721 +19.26% 6
Cheshire +15 7 £42,500 +38.21% 4
Merseyside -12 7 £49,000 +127.91%
Lancashire -17 2 £40,750 +81.11% 2
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 West region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 63 (88.73%) Skype
2 57 (80.28%) Office 365
3 44 (61.97%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (53.52%) Mentoring
5 37 (52.11%) Coaching
6 36 (50.70%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 34 (47.89%) Microsoft
8 32 (45.07%) Intranet
9 28 (39.44%) Active Directory
10 25 (35.21%) MS Exchange
11 22 (30.99%) Windows
12 20 (28.17%) ITIL
13 17 (23.94%) Microsoft Office
14 15 (21.13%) Cisco
14 15 (21.13%) Service Management
14 15 (21.13%) PowerShell
15 14 (19.72%) Windows Server
15 14 (19.72%) Citrix
16 13 (18.31%) ITSM
16 13 (18.31%) Microsoft Azure
17 12 (16.90%) Line Management
18 11 (15.49%) VMware
18 11 (15.49%) Apple
19 10 (14.08%) Project Management
19 10 (14.08%) DNS
19 10 (14.08%) Service Delivery
19 10 (14.08%) Exchange Server 2010
20 9 (12.68%) Windows Server 2012
20 9 (12.68%) User Experience
20 9 (12.68%) Mobile Device Management

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 10 (14.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (12.68%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.82%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 17 (23.94%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 57 (80.28%) Office 365
2 13 (18.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.63%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (5.63%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (5.63%) Yammer
4 1 (1.41%) Dropbox
4 1 (1.41%) IaaS
4 1 (1.41%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.41%) PaaS
4 1 (1.41%) SaaS
4 1 (1.41%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 63 (88.73%) Skype
2 32 (45.07%) Intranet
3 10 (14.08%) DNS
4 8 (11.27%) TCP/IP
4 8 (11.27%) VPN
5 7 (9.86%) Cisco IOS
5 7 (9.86%) LAN
5 7 (9.86%) VoIP
5 7 (9.86%) WAN
5 7 (9.86%) Wireless
6 4 (5.63%) DHCP
6 4 (5.63%) IMAP
6 4 (5.63%) MPLS
6 4 (5.63%) POP3
6 4 (5.63%) SMTP
7 2 (2.82%) SAN
8 1 (1.41%) Firewall
8 1 (1.41%) PBX
8 1 (1.41%) SNMP
8 1 (1.41%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (4.23%) JIRA
General
1 4 (5.63%) Finance
2 3 (4.23%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.41%) Legal
3 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (11.27%) Project Manager
1 8 (11.27%) Service Manager
2 7 (9.86%) Digital Project Manager
3 6 (8.45%) Analyst
3 6 (8.45%) Exchange Engineer
3 6 (8.45%) Senior Manager
4 5 (7.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (7.04%) Messaging Engineer
4 5 (7.04%) Service Desk Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) Lead Project Manager
5 4 (5.63%) Office 365 Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) Product Owner
6 3 (4.23%) IT Services Manager
6 3 (4.23%) Junior
6 3 (4.23%) Junior Service Manager
6 3 (4.23%) Messaging Analyst
6 3 (4.23%) Messaging Specialist
6 3 (4.23%) Release Manager
6 3 (4.23%) Senior Digital Project Manager
6 3 (4.23%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.63%) LDAP
1 4 (5.63%) MAPI
2 1 (1.41%) SAML
2 1 (1.41%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.68%) User Experience
2 8 (11.27%) Blackberry
3 4 (5.63%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (4.23%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.23%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (4.23%) Driving Licence
4 3 (4.23%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.23%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.82%) FMCG
6 1 (1.41%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (30.99%) Windows
2 14 (19.72%) Windows Server
3 9 (12.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (11.27%) Android
5 7 (9.86%) Windows 10
5 7 (9.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (7.04%) Linux
6 5 (7.04%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.82%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.82%) CentOS
7 2 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.41%) SUSE
8 1 (1.41%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (61.97%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (53.52%) Mentoring
3 37 (52.11%) Coaching
4 36 (50.70%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 20 (28.17%) ITIL
6 15 (21.13%) Service Management
7 13 (18.31%) ITSM
8 12 (16.90%) Line Management
9 10 (14.08%) Project Management
9 10 (14.08%) Service Delivery
10 9 (12.68%) Mobile Device Management
11 8 (11.27%) Acceptance Criteria
11 8 (11.27%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (11.27%) Time Management
12 7 (9.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 6 (8.45%) Incident Management
13 6 (8.45%) Release Management
13 6 (8.45%) Risk Management
14 5 (7.04%) IT Governance
14 5 (7.04%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 15 (21.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (8.45%) Degree
1 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (7.04%) MCSE
3 3 (4.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (2.82%) CCNP
4 2 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.82%) MCSA
4 2 (2.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.41%) CCNA
5 1 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.86%) QA
2 5 (7.04%) PMO
3 4 (5.63%) SLA
4 2 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (1.41%) BS7799
5 1 (1.41%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 28 (39.44%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.45%) vSphere
3 5 (7.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.63%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
4 4 (5.63%) XenApp
5 3 (4.23%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.41%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (5.63%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (5.63%) SCOM
1 4 (5.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (4.23%) SCCM
3 1 (1.41%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.41%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.41%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (1.41%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.41%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.41%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.41%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 34 (47.89%) Microsoft
2 15 (21.13%) Cisco
3 14 (19.72%) Citrix
4 11 (15.49%) Apple
4 11 (15.49%) VMware
5 7 (9.86%) IronPort
6 5 (7.04%) McAfee
7 4 (5.63%) Avaya
7 4 (5.63%) MobileIron
7 4 (5.63%) Proofpoint
7 4 (5.63%) RightFax
7 4 (5.63%) Symantec
7 4 (5.63%) Veritas
8 3 (4.23%) HP
8 3 (4.23%) Mitel
8 3 (4.23%) Veeam
9 2 (2.82%) Juniper
9 2 (2.82%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.82%) Trend Micro
10 1 (1.41%) Ivanti