Period
to 25 February 2018

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 25 February 2018 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 282 303 246
Rank change year-on-year +21 -57 +27
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 81 61 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.64% 0.50% 0.88%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.78% 2.86% 4.67%
Number of salaries quoted 61 48 100
North West median annual salary £34,000 £32,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.62% -10.96% -2.67%
10th Percentile £21,000 £21,775 £26,200
90th Percentile £57,500 £52,875 £54,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +10.47% +1.18% -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 2,144 2,131 2,271
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 16.99% 17.32% 18.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1,709 1,827 1,865
North West median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% - +2.65%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +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 25 February 2018.

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 25 February 2018. 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 +10 32 £35,458 +9.10% 10
Merseyside +22 23 £24,000 -43.53%
Cheshire -35 20 £34,000 +51.11% 3
Cumbria - 4 £35,000 -
Lancashire - 1 £19,000 -
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 2018, 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 68 (83.95%) Windows
2 60 (74.07%) Active Directory
3 54 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 54 (66.67%) Windows Server
4 48 (59.26%) Skype
5 47 (58.02%) Microsoft
6 41 (50.62%) Office 365
7 38 (46.91%) ITIL
8 33 (40.74%) Exchange Server 2010
9 31 (38.27%) SharePoint
9 31 (38.27%) VMware
10 29 (35.80%) Citrix
10 29 (35.80%) Windows Server 2008
10 29 (35.80%) Hyper-V
11 28 (34.57%) Windows Server 2012
12 27 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
12 27 (33.33%) Security Cleared
13 25 (30.86%) Problem Management
14 24 (29.63%) DNS
15 23 (28.40%) SQL Server
15 23 (28.40%) Microsoft Certification
16 22 (27.16%) Firewall
16 22 (27.16%) PowerShell
17 21 (25.93%) Microsoft Azure
17 21 (25.93%) Driving Licence
18 20 (24.69%) LAN
18 20 (24.69%) WAN
19 18 (22.22%) SQL
19 18 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
20 17 (20.99%) VPN

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 54 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 33 (40.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 31 (38.27%) SharePoint
4 27 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (2.47%) IIS
7 2 (2.47%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 41 (50.62%) Office 365
2 21 (25.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (17.28%) IaaS
4 4 (4.94%) SaaS
5 2 (2.47%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.23%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 48 (59.26%) Skype
2 24 (29.63%) DNS
3 22 (27.16%) Firewall
4 20 (24.69%) LAN
4 20 (24.69%) WAN
5 17 (20.99%) VPN
6 16 (19.75%) TCP/IP
7 12 (14.81%) Internet
8 11 (13.58%) Unified Communications
9 10 (12.35%) SAN
9 10 (12.35%) WLAN
10 8 (9.88%) DHCP
10 8 (9.88%) PBX
11 7 (8.64%) Reverse Proxy
11 7 (8.64%) VoIP
12 6 (7.41%) VLAN
13 4 (4.94%) SMTP
14 3 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
15 2 (2.47%) NAS
15 2 (2.47%) Softswitch
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (28.40%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.70%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.47%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.47%) Power BI
3 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 10 (12.35%) Telecoms
2 9 (11.11%) Retail
3 3 (3.70%) Finance
3 3 (3.70%) Legal
3 3 (3.70%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.47%) Back Office
4 2 (2.47%) Billing
4 2 (2.47%) Local Government
5 1 (1.23%) Banking
5 1 (1.23%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.23%) Law
5 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (25.93%) Support Engineer
2 19 (23.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 12 (14.81%) 2nd Line Support
3 12 (14.81%) 3rd Line Support
3 12 (14.81%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 11 (13.58%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 9 (11.11%) Analyst
5 9 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
5 9 (11.11%) Service Desk Engineer
5 9 (11.11%) Unified Communications Engineer
6 8 (9.88%) Service Analyst
7 7 (8.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (8.64%) Microsoft Engineer
8 6 (7.41%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 6 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (7.41%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (7.41%) Server Engineer
8 6 (7.41%) Service Desk Support
8 6 (7.41%) Windows Engineer
8 6 (7.41%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 21 (25.93%) Driving Licence
2 15 (18.52%) Management Information System
3 8 (9.88%) Client/Server
4 7 (8.64%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (7.41%) Blackberry
5 6 (7.41%) Data Centre
6 5 (6.17%) Clustering
7 4 (4.94%) Computer Science
8 2 (2.47%) BYOD
8 2 (2.47%) Fat Client
8 2 (2.47%) PKI
8 2 (2.47%) Private Cloud
8 2 (2.47%) Thin Client
9 1 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 68 (83.95%) Windows
2 54 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 29 (35.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (34.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (13.58%) Windows 7
6 7 (8.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (6.17%) Windows 10
8 4 (4.94%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.47%) Linux
9 2 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.47%) Unix
10 1 (1.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (46.91%) ITIL
2 25 (30.86%) Problem Management
3 17 (20.99%) Service Management
4 15 (18.52%) Incident Management
5 13 (16.05%) Configuration Management
5 13 (16.05%) Statistics
6 10 (12.35%) Kalman Filter
7 9 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
7 9 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
8 8 (9.88%) Mentoring
9 7 (8.64%) Time Management
10 6 (7.41%) ITIL V3
11 5 (6.17%) Practice Management
11 5 (6.17%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (6.17%) Security Patching
12 4 (4.94%) CRM
12 4 (4.94%) Customer-Centricity
12 4 (4.94%) Line Management
12 4 (4.94%) Migration
12 4 (4.94%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 22 (27.16%) PowerShell
2 18 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 23 (28.40%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (11.11%) Degree
4 8 (9.88%) MCSA
5 4 (4.94%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (4.94%) MCSE
5 4 (4.94%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.47%) HNC
6 2 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.47%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.81%) Data Quality
2 9 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 60 (74.07%) Active Directory
2 29 (35.80%) Hyper-V
3 18 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (4.94%) XenApp
5 3 (3.70%) vSphere
6 2 (2.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (2.47%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.23%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 15 (18.52%) SCCM
2 8 (9.88%) SCOM
3 4 (4.94%) MIMEsweeper
4 3 (3.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (3.70%) WSUS
5 2 (2.47%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (2.47%) SCVMM
5 2 (2.47%) SmoothWall
6 1 (1.23%) EdgeSight
6 1 (1.23%) Nagios
Vendors
1 47 (58.02%) Microsoft
2 31 (38.27%) VMware
3 29 (35.80%) Citrix
4 13 (16.05%) Remedy
5 9 (11.11%) Cisco
6 8 (9.88%) IBM
7 7 (8.64%) Sonus
8 6 (7.41%) HP
9 5 (6.17%) Acme Packet
10 4 (4.94%) Avaya
10 4 (4.94%) EMC
10 4 (4.94%) SolarWinds
11 2 (2.47%) BroadSoft
11 2 (2.47%) Capita
11 2 (2.47%) McAfee
11 2 (2.47%) Mitel
11 2 (2.47%) Oracle
11 2 (2.47%) Red Hat
12 1 (1.23%) Palo Alto
12 1 (1.23%) Sage