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 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
England / North West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 230 221 221
Rank change year-on-year -9 0  
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 42 15 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.61% 0.27% 0.58%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.22% 1.61% 2.98%
Number of salaries quoted 35 14 19
Median salary £40,000 £43,125 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.24% +15.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £30,150 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,250 £63,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  

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 West with a requirement for application platform skills.

Application Platform Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 1306 930 1241
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 18.98% 16.79% 19.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1078 776 970
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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
Manchester -13 26 £40,000 +6.66% 5
Cheshire -20 11 £19,000 -49.33% 2
Merseyside -7 3 £41,250 -20.67%
Lancashire +3 1 - - 1
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 63 (82.89%) Skype
2 57 (75.00%) Windows
3 49 (64.47%) Office 365
4 44 (57.89%) Active Directory
5 41 (53.95%) Microsoft
6 32 (42.11%) Windows Server
7 27 (35.53%) VMware
8 23 (30.26%) Citrix
8 23 (30.26%) Windows 7
9 22 (28.95%) SC Cleared
9 22 (28.95%) Security Cleared
9 22 (28.95%) HP
10 21 (27.63%) ITIL
11 20 (26.32%) Microsoft Office
12 19 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 19 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
13 18 (23.68%) PowerShell
14 17 (22.37%) MS Exchange
14 17 (22.37%) DNS
15 16 (21.05%) Hyper-V
16 15 (19.74%) DHCP
17 14 (18.42%) LAN
17 14 (18.42%) VB
17 14 (18.42%) Windows Server 2003
17 14 (18.42%) Unified Communications
18 13 (17.11%) Amazon AWS
18 13 (17.11%) SCCM
18 13 (17.11%) Windows 10
19 12 (15.79%) vSphere
19 12 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification

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 17 (22.37%) MS Exchange
2 12 (15.79%) SharePoint
3 11 (14.47%) IBM Notes
4 10 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (11.84%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (3.95%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.63%) JBoss
7 2 (2.63%) MindAlign
8 1 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.32%) CMS
8 1 (1.32%) IIS
8 1 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 20 (26.32%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 49 (64.47%) Office 365
2 19 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (17.11%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (9.21%) IaaS
5 2 (2.63%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.32%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (1.32%) PaaS
6 1 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (82.89%) Skype
2 17 (22.37%) DNS
3 15 (19.74%) DHCP
4 14 (18.42%) LAN
4 14 (18.42%) Unified Communications
5 12 (15.79%) WAN
6 9 (11.84%) Firewall
7 8 (10.53%) VPN
8 6 (7.89%) Internet
8 6 (7.89%) VoIP
8 6 (7.89%) WLAN
9 4 (5.26%) Network Security
9 4 (5.26%) SAN
10 3 (3.95%) NAS
10 3 (3.95%) PBX
11 2 (2.63%) Broadband
11 2 (2.63%) Converged Networks
11 2 (2.63%) MPLS
11 2 (2.63%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (2.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (5.26%) Legal
2 3 (3.95%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (3.95%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.63%) Banking
3 2 (2.63%) Games
3 2 (2.63%) Law
4 1 (1.32%) Finance
4 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.32%) Local Government
4 1 (1.32%) Private Banking
4 1 (1.32%) Retail
4 1 (1.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (26.32%) Analyst
2 16 (21.05%) Service Analyst
3 12 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (10.53%) Lync Engineer
4 8 (10.53%) Service Desk Analyst
5 7 (9.21%) IT Analyst
5 7 (9.21%) IT Operations Analyst
5 7 (9.21%) Operations Analyst
5 7 (9.21%) Service Operations Analyst
6 6 (7.89%) Consultant
6 6 (7.89%) Unified Communications Engineer
7 5 (6.58%) Active Directory Analyst
8 4 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (5.26%) Support Engineer
9 3 (3.95%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 3 (3.95%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (3.95%) Active Directory Support
9 3 (3.95%) Administrator
9 3 (3.95%) Project Engineer
9 3 (3.95%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.63%) JMS
1 2 (2.63%) Software Packaging
1 2 (2.63%) TAPI
1 2 (2.63%) XMPP
2 1 (1.32%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.58%) Blackberry
2 4 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.26%) Public Cloud
2 4 (5.26%) Tandem
3 3 (3.95%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.63%) PKI
4 2 (2.63%) Replication
5 1 (1.32%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.32%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 57 (75.00%) Windows
2 32 (42.11%) Windows Server
3 23 (30.26%) Windows 7
4 14 (18.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (17.11%) Windows 10
6 10 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (5.26%) Android
9 2 (2.63%) Linux
9 2 (2.63%) Mac OS
9 2 (2.63%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.32%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (27.63%) ITIL
2 8 (10.53%) Migration
2 8 (10.53%) Problem Management
3 5 (6.58%) Mobile Device Management
4 3 (3.95%) Service Delivery
5 2 (2.63%) Change Management
5 2 (2.63%) Chat Support
5 2 (2.63%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (2.63%) Incident Management
5 2 (2.63%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (2.63%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (2.63%) Line Management
5 2 (2.63%) Practice Management
5 2 (2.63%) Process Improvement
5 2 (2.63%) Project Management
5 2 (2.63%) Risk Management
5 2 (2.63%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (2.63%) Service Management
5 2 (2.63%) Validation
6 1 (1.32%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 18 (23.68%) PowerShell
2 14 (18.42%) VB
3 11 (14.47%) VBScript
4 3 (3.95%) SQL
5 2 (2.63%) Java
Qualifications
1 22 (28.95%) SC Cleared
1 22 (28.95%) Security Cleared
2 12 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (13.16%) MCSE
4 4 (5.26%) MCSA
5 2 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.63%) CCNA
5 2 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.63%) MCP
5 2 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.32%) CCDA
6 1 (1.32%) CCDP
6 1 (1.32%) CCIE
6 1 (1.32%) CCNP
6 1 (1.32%) CCSA
6 1 (1.32%) CCSE
6 1 (1.32%) Degree
6 1 (1.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.32%) JNCIE
6 1 (1.32%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.89%) SLA
2 1 (1.32%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (1.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 44 (57.89%) Active Directory
2 19 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (21.05%) Hyper-V
4 12 (15.79%) vSphere
5 2 (2.63%) XenApp
6 1 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (17.11%) SCCM
2 7 (9.21%) SCOrch
3 3 (3.95%) SCDPM
3 3 (3.95%) SCOM
3 3 (3.95%) SCVMM
3 3 (3.95%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.32%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.32%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 41 (53.95%) Microsoft
2 27 (35.53%) VMware
3 23 (30.26%) Citrix
4 22 (28.95%) HP
5 11 (14.47%) Lotus
6 10 (13.16%) Cisco
7 5 (6.58%) Apple
8 4 (5.26%) BroadSoft
8 4 (5.26%) Fortinet
9 3 (3.95%) Symantec
10 2 (2.63%) Avaya
10 2 (2.63%) iManage
10 2 (2.63%) Interwoven
11 1 (1.32%) F5
11 1 (1.32%) IBM
11 1 (1.32%) Juniper
11 1 (1.32%) Palo Alto
11 1 (1.32%) Proofpoint
11 1 (1.32%) ServiceNow
11 1 (1.32%) Verint
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