Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 270 308 317
Rank change year-on-year +38 +9 -45
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 85 70 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.75% 0.53% 0.39%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.13% 3.23% 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 66 59 35
North West median annual salary £32,500 £34,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.41% +4.62% -13.33%
10th Percentile £21,250 £18,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £60,862 £60,000 £52,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% -

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 1,658 2,169 2,263
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.70% 16.55% 18.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1,362 1,771 1,935
North West median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +10.53% +1.33%
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,500 £23,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £65,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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
Merseyside +32 38 £31,250 +30.21% 1
Manchester +2 33 £40,000 +12.81% 4
Cheshire +16 13 £26,002 +10.64% 1
Lancashire +7 1 £22,500 +18.42%
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 66 (77.65%) Windows
2 54 (63.53%) Active Directory
3 53 (62.35%) Skype
4 44 (51.76%) SharePoint
5 43 (50.59%) ITIL
6 41 (48.24%) Microsoft
6 41 (48.24%) Windows Server
7 35 (41.18%) Office 365
8 34 (40.00%) MS Exchange
9 30 (35.29%) Service Management
10 28 (32.94%) Problem Management
11 26 (30.59%) Microsoft Azure
12 24 (28.24%) Incident Management
13 22 (25.88%) VMware
13 22 (25.88%) SCCM
13 22 (25.88%) Windows 10
14 21 (24.71%) Windows Server 2012
14 21 (24.71%) Cisco
14 21 (24.71%) Problem-Solving
15 20 (23.53%) Citrix
15 20 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
16 18 (21.18%) Exchange Server 2013
16 18 (21.18%) VoIP
16 18 (21.18%) Firewall
17 17 (20.00%) TCP/IP
18 16 (18.82%) Microsoft Office
18 16 (18.82%) Configuration Management
18 16 (18.82%) Statistics
19 15 (17.65%) Remedy
20 14 (16.47%) Management Information System

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 44 (51.76%) SharePoint
2 34 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 20 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (21.18%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (9.41%) IIS
5 8 (9.41%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (7.06%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (5.88%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 16 (18.82%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (8.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.35%) Elite 3E
2 2 (2.35%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 35 (41.18%) Office 365
2 26 (30.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (9.41%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (7.06%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (5.88%) IaaS
6 4 (4.71%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 53 (62.35%) Skype
2 18 (21.18%) Firewall
2 18 (21.18%) VoIP
3 17 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 12 (14.12%) DHCP
4 12 (14.12%) NetScaler
4 12 (14.12%) SAN
5 11 (12.94%) DNS
5 11 (12.94%) LAN
6 9 (10.59%) Wireless
7 8 (9.41%) VLAN
8 7 (8.24%) VPN
9 6 (7.06%) iSCSI
9 6 (7.06%) MPLS
9 6 (7.06%) WAN
10 5 (5.88%) Internet
11 3 (3.53%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (3.53%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (3.53%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (2.35%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.06%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.71%) Relational Database
2 4 (4.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 8 (9.41%) Telecoms
2 7 (8.24%) Finance
3 4 (4.71%) Law
3 4 (4.71%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.71%) Retail
4 2 (2.35%) Legal
5 1 (1.18%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (18.82%) Service Desk Engineer
2 12 (14.12%) Analyst
3 11 (12.94%) Support Engineer
4 10 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
4 10 (11.76%) Service Analyst
4 10 (11.76%) Service Desk Analyst
5 9 (10.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (9.41%) Service Desk Support
7 7 (8.24%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 7 (8.24%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (8.24%) Administrator
7 7 (8.24%) Systems Administrator
7 7 (8.24%) Technical Leader
8 6 (7.06%) ICT Engineer
8 6 (7.06%) Network Administrator
8 6 (7.06%) Telecoms Engineer
9 5 (5.88%) IT Assistant
9 5 (5.88%) Service Desk Assistant
10 4 (4.71%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 4 (4.71%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.18%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.47%) Management Information System
2 9 (10.59%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (8.24%) Blackberry
3 7 (8.24%) Driving Licence
4 6 (7.06%) Enterprise Storage
5 5 (5.88%) IVR
6 4 (4.71%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (3.53%) Life Science
8 2 (2.35%) Algorithms
8 2 (2.35%) Data Centre
8 2 (2.35%) e-Learning
8 2 (2.35%) iPhone
8 2 (2.35%) PMI
9 1 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (1.18%) iPad
9 1 (1.18%) Smartphone
9 1 (1.18%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 66 (77.65%) Windows
2 41 (48.24%) Windows Server
3 22 (25.88%) Windows 10
4 21 (24.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (15.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (9.41%) Android
7 5 (5.88%) Apple iOS
7 5 (5.88%) Linux
8 3 (3.53%) SUSE
8 3 (3.53%) Windows 7
9 2 (2.35%) Mac OS
9 2 (2.35%) Ubuntu
9 2 (2.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (50.59%) ITIL
2 30 (35.29%) Service Management
3 28 (32.94%) Problem Management
4 24 (28.24%) Incident Management
5 21 (24.71%) Problem-Solving
6 16 (18.82%) Configuration Management
6 16 (18.82%) Statistics
7 11 (12.94%) Change Management
8 9 (10.59%) Business Continuity
8 9 (10.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 9 (10.59%) Mentoring
9 8 (9.41%) Coaching
9 8 (9.41%) Load Balancing
10 7 (8.24%) Change Control
10 7 (8.24%) CRM
11 6 (7.06%) Business Continuity Management
11 6 (7.06%) Converged Infrastructure
11 6 (7.06%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (7.06%) Migration
11 6 (7.06%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.94%) SQL
2 6 (7.06%) PowerShell
2 6 (7.06%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (15.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (9.41%) Security Cleared
3 6 (7.06%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (5.88%) HNC
4 5 (5.88%) MCSE
5 4 (4.71%) CCNA
6 3 (3.53%) Degree
6 3 (3.53%) MCSA
7 2 (2.35%) CCNP
7 2 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.35%) MOS
7 2 (2.35%) PMI Certification
7 2 (2.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (2.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.18%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.18%) MCITP
8 1 (1.18%) MCP
8 1 (1.18%) MCTS
8 1 (1.18%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (16.47%) Data Quality
2 11 (12.94%) SLA
3 5 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.18%) GDPR
4 1 (1.18%) ISO 9000
4 1 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 54 (63.53%) Active Directory
2 12 (14.12%) XenDesktop
3 11 (12.94%) Hyper-V
3 11 (12.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (7.06%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 6 (7.06%) Virtual Desktop
4 6 (7.06%) XenApp
5 4 (4.71%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.35%) VMware NSX
6 2 (2.35%) vSphere
7 1 (1.18%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 22 (25.88%) SCCM
2 6 (7.06%) FortiGate
2 6 (7.06%) SCOM
2 6 (7.06%) vCenter Server
3 5 (5.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 5 (5.88%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (4.71%) SCVMM
5 3 (3.53%) DameWare
6 2 (2.35%) Nagios
6 2 (2.35%) OpenView
6 2 (2.35%) SCOrch
6 2 (2.35%) vRealize
6 2 (2.35%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (1.18%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 41 (48.24%) Microsoft
2 22 (25.88%) VMware
3 21 (24.71%) Cisco
4 20 (23.53%) Citrix
5 15 (17.65%) Remedy
6 11 (12.94%) Veeam
7 9 (10.59%) Dell
7 9 (10.59%) NetApp
8 8 (9.41%) SolarWinds
9 7 (8.24%) Avaya
9 7 (8.24%) Mitel
10 6 (7.06%) EMC
10 6 (7.06%) Extreme Networks
10 6 (7.06%) Nortel
11 5 (5.88%) MobileIron
11 5 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (4.71%) HP
13 3 (3.53%) IronPort
13 3 (3.53%) Meraki
13 3 (3.53%) Micro Focus