Period
to 25 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 276 293 323
Rank change year-on-year +17 +30 -44
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 80 70 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.67% 0.54% 0.20%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.57% 2.99% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 67 63 22
North West median annual salary £27,500 £37,500 £43,125
Median salary % change year-on-year -26.67% -13.04% +11.29%
10th Percentile £20,700 £18,500 £23,875
90th Percentile £50,850 £55,000 £60,875
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.26% +14.46% -2.35%

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 1,752 2,338 2,045
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.64% 17.87% 17.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1,445 1,920 1,712
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,750 £23,750 £24,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £64,275 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 25 September 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 September 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 43 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Merseyside +31 20 £22,000 -45.00% 2
Cheshire +7 16 £26,002 +23.82% 1
Lancashire +8 1 £22,500 -
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 65 (81.25%) Windows
2 55 (68.75%) Skype
3 51 (63.75%) Microsoft
4 46 (57.50%) ITIL
5 45 (56.25%) SharePoint
6 44 (55.00%) Active Directory
7 42 (52.50%) Windows Server
8 41 (51.25%) MS Exchange
9 35 (43.75%) Office 365
10 34 (42.50%) Service Management
11 31 (38.75%) Problem Management
12 30 (37.50%) Incident Management
13 27 (33.75%) Problem-Solving
14 26 (32.50%) Exchange Server 2013
15 24 (30.00%) VMware
16 23 (28.75%) Microsoft Azure
17 21 (26.25%) Exchange Server 2010
18 20 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
19 19 (23.75%) Windows Server 2012
19 19 (23.75%) Firewall
20 17 (21.25%) Microsoft Office
20 17 (21.25%) Microsoft Certification
20 17 (21.25%) Hyper-V
20 17 (21.25%) Statistics
21 16 (20.00%) SLA
21 16 (20.00%) Configuration Management
21 16 (20.00%) SQL
21 16 (20.00%) SQL Server
21 16 (20.00%) TCP/IP
22 15 (18.75%) Change 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 45 (56.25%) SharePoint
2 41 (51.25%) MS Exchange
3 26 (32.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 21 (26.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (17.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (12.50%) SharePoint Server
7 9 (11.25%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (2.50%) IIS
9 1 (1.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.25%) SAS
Applications
1 17 (21.25%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.25%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (15.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.50%) Elite 3E
2 2 (2.50%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 35 (43.75%) Office 365
2 23 (28.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (16.25%) IaaS
4 2 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.50%) Mimecast
4 2 (2.50%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 55 (68.75%) Skype
2 19 (23.75%) Firewall
3 16 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 12 (15.00%) VoIP
5 11 (13.75%) DHCP
6 10 (12.50%) DNS
7 8 (10.00%) Wireless
8 6 (7.50%) WAN
9 5 (6.25%) Internet
9 5 (6.25%) LAN
9 5 (6.25%) Unified Communications
10 4 (5.00%) VPN
11 3 (3.75%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (3.75%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (3.75%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (2.50%) BGP
12 2 (2.50%) EIGRP
12 2 (2.50%) OSPF
12 2 (2.50%) VLAN
12 2 (2.50%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 9 (11.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.25%) Power BI
General
1 10 (12.50%) Retail
2 4 (5.00%) Marketing
3 3 (3.75%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.50%) Back Office
4 2 (2.50%) Billing
4 2 (2.50%) Finance
4 2 (2.50%) Law
4 2 (2.50%) Legal
5 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (21.25%) Support Engineer
2 16 (20.00%) Analyst
3 14 (17.50%) Service Desk Engineer
4 13 (16.25%) Service Analyst
4 13 (16.25%) Service Desk Analyst
5 9 (11.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 9 (11.25%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (11.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (8.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 7 (8.75%) Service Desk Support
8 6 (7.50%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (7.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (7.50%) IT Manager
9 5 (6.25%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 5 (6.25%) ICT Engineer
9 5 (6.25%) IT Assistant
9 5 (6.25%) IT Services Manager
9 5 (6.25%) Service Desk Assistant
9 5 (6.25%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.75%) Management Information System
2 12 (15.00%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (7.50%) Driving Licence
4 5 (6.25%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.50%) iPhone
7 1 (1.25%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.25%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.25%) PMI
7 1 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 65 (81.25%) Windows
2 42 (52.50%) Windows Server
3 20 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (23.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (12.50%) Windows 10
6 8 (10.00%) Android
7 7 (8.75%) Linux
8 6 (7.50%) Apple iOS
9 4 (5.00%) Ubuntu
10 3 (3.75%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.25%) SUSE
11 1 (1.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (57.50%) ITIL
2 34 (42.50%) Service Management
3 31 (38.75%) Problem Management
4 30 (37.50%) Incident Management
5 27 (33.75%) Problem-Solving
6 17 (21.25%) Statistics
7 16 (20.00%) Configuration Management
8 15 (18.75%) Change Management
9 12 (15.00%) CRM
9 12 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 11 (13.75%) ITIL V3
11 10 (12.50%) ITSM
12 9 (11.25%) Line Management
13 7 (8.75%) Change Control
13 7 (8.75%) Mentoring
13 7 (8.75%) Migration
14 6 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
14 6 (7.50%) IT Strategy
15 5 (6.25%) Project Management
15 5 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 16 (20.00%) SQL
2 4 (5.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.50%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.25%) MATLAB
4 1 (1.25%) Python
4 1 (1.25%) R
4 1 (1.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (21.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (12.50%) HNC
3 7 (8.75%) Security Cleared
4 5 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (5.00%) MCSA
5 4 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (3.75%) Degree
6 3 (3.75%) MCSE
7 2 (2.50%) CCNP
7 2 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.50%) MOS
7 2 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.25%) CCNA
8 1 (1.25%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.25%) MCITP
8 1 (1.25%) MCTS
8 1 (1.25%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (20.00%) SLA
2 15 (18.75%) Data Quality
3 5 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (3.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (2.50%) GDPR
5 2 (2.50%) ISO 14001
5 2 (2.50%) ISO 9001
5 2 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (1.25%) ISO 9000
6 1 (1.25%) PMO
System Software
1 44 (55.00%) Active Directory
2 17 (21.25%) Hyper-V
3 11 (13.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (11.25%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.50%) VMware NSX
5 2 (2.50%) vSphere
6 1 (1.25%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.25%) XenApp
6 1 (1.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (15.00%) SCCM
2 9 (11.25%) SCVMM
3 4 (5.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 4 (5.00%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (3.75%) DameWare
5 2 (2.50%) SCOrch
5 2 (2.50%) vRealize
5 2 (2.50%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 1 (1.25%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.25%) Nagios
6 1 (1.25%) OpenView
6 1 (1.25%) SCOM
6 1 (1.25%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 51 (63.75%) Microsoft
2 24 (30.00%) VMware
3 15 (18.75%) Remedy
4 9 (11.25%) Cisco
5 7 (8.75%) Citrix
5 7 (8.75%) Veeam
6 5 (6.25%) HP
6 5 (6.25%) MobileIron
7 4 (5.00%) Dell
8 3 (3.75%) IBM
9 2 (2.50%) Fortinet
9 2 (2.50%) Intapp
9 2 (2.50%) Meraki
9 2 (2.50%) Micro Focus
9 2 (2.50%) NetApp
9 2 (2.50%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.25%) IronPort
10 1 (1.25%) Polycom
10 1 (1.25%) Red Box
10 1 (1.25%) Samsung