Period
to 19 January 2020

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 19 January 2020 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
19 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 221 269 300
Rank change year-on-year +48 +31 +12
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 72 77 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.82% 0.73% 0.54%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.00% 5.09% 3.25%
Number of salaries quoted 58 57 56
North West median annual salary £37,061 £35,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.89% +2.94% +4.62%
10th Percentile £27,200 £22,200 £20,500
90th Percentile £68,366 £59,227 £60,000
England median annual salary £43,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -8.42% - +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 1,200 1,514 2,126
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.74% 14.35% 16.72%
Number of salaries quoted 917 1,262 1,718
North West median annual salary £41,709 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.86% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £78,625 £66,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +3.23%

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 19 January 2020.

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 19 January 2020. 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 +69 50 £37,061 -7.35% 6
Merseyside -18 9 £28,000 -13.85% 1
Lancashire +5 7 £54,068 +140.30%
Cheshire +17 6 £31,500 +23.53% 2
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2020, 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 72 (100.00%) Skype
2 68 (94.44%) Office 365
3 33 (45.83%) Microsoft
3 33 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (44.44%) Intranet
5 31 (43.06%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 30 (41.67%) Mentoring
6 30 (41.67%) Coaching
7 29 (40.28%) Windows
8 17 (23.61%) Active Directory
8 17 (23.61%) SCCM
9 16 (22.22%) Apple
10 15 (20.83%) Windows 10
11 14 (19.44%) User Experience
11 14 (19.44%) Azure
11 14 (19.44%) iPad
12 13 (18.06%) SLA
13 12 (16.67%) PowerShell
13 12 (16.67%) Microsoft Intune
14 10 (13.89%) ITIL
14 10 (13.89%) SharePoint
14 10 (13.89%) Service Management
15 9 (12.50%) Change Management
15 9 (12.50%) MS Exchange
15 9 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
15 9 (12.50%) DNS
15 9 (12.50%) Project Management
15 9 (12.50%) Unified Communications
16 8 (11.11%) AWS
16 8 (11.11%) Problem 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 10 (13.89%) SharePoint
2 9 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (5.56%) CINEMA 4D
Cloud Services
1 68 (94.44%) Office 365
2 14 (19.44%) Azure
3 8 (11.11%) AWS
4 5 (6.94%) WhatsApp
5 4 (5.56%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 4 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (5.56%) Mimecast
5 4 (5.56%) PaaS
6 3 (4.17%) OneDrive
6 3 (4.17%) Yammer
7 2 (2.78%) SaaS
7 2 (2.78%) Serverless
8 1 (1.39%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (1.39%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
8 1 (1.39%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (1.39%) GCP
8 1 (1.39%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 72 (100.00%) Skype
2 32 (44.44%) Intranet
3 9 (12.50%) DNS
3 9 (12.50%) Unified Communications
4 5 (6.94%) DHCP
4 5 (6.94%) Internet
4 5 (6.94%) TCP/IP
5 4 (5.56%) Remote Desktop
5 4 (5.56%) VoIP
6 3 (4.17%) IPv4
6 3 (4.17%) PBX
7 2 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (2.78%) Firewall
7 2 (2.78%) LAN
7 2 (2.78%) VLAN
7 2 (2.78%) VPN
8 1 (1.39%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.39%) IMAP
8 1 (1.39%) Kerberos
8 1 (1.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.94%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.17%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.39%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.39%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.39%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.39%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.39%) GitLab
2 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (5.56%) Law
2 3 (4.17%) Finance
3 2 (2.78%) Housing Association
3 2 (2.78%) Marketing
3 2 (2.78%) Public Sector
3 2 (2.78%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.39%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (12.50%) Service Manager
2 7 (9.72%) Analyst
2 7 (9.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (9.72%) Service Desk Engineer
2 7 (9.72%) Support Engineer
3 5 (6.94%) Architect
3 5 (6.94%) Support Analyst
4 4 (5.56%) Product Manager
4 4 (5.56%) Senior Manager
4 4 (5.56%) Technical Architect
5 3 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (4.17%) Consultant
5 3 (4.17%) Delivery Manager
5 3 (4.17%) Digital Project Manager
5 3 (4.17%) Lead Product Manager
5 3 (4.17%) Office 365 Engineer
5 3 (4.17%) Project Manager
5 3 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (4.17%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.17%) SAML
2 2 (2.78%) JSON
2 2 (2.78%) Web Services
3 1 (1.39%) LDAP
3 1 (1.39%) MAPI
3 1 (1.39%) Middleware
3 1 (1.39%) OAuth
3 1 (1.39%) OAuth2
3 1 (1.39%) OpenID
3 1 (1.39%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (19.44%) iPad
1 14 (19.44%) User Experience
2 7 (9.72%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.56%) Blackberry
3 4 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.78%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.78%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.39%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.39%) PKI
5 1 (1.39%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.39%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 29 (40.28%) Windows
2 15 (20.83%) Windows 10
3 7 (9.72%) Windows Server
4 6 (8.33%) Android
4 6 (8.33%) Mac OS
5 5 (6.94%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.78%) Linux
6 2 (2.78%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.39%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (43.06%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 30 (41.67%) Coaching
3 30 (41.67%) Mentoring
4 10 (13.89%) ITIL
4 10 (13.89%) Service Management
5 9 (12.50%) Change Management
5 9 (12.50%) Project Management
6 8 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 8 (11.11%) Problem Management
7 7 (9.72%) DevOps
7 7 (9.72%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (8.33%) Incident Management
8 6 (8.33%) Line Management
8 6 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (6.94%) Service Delivery
10 4 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
10 4 (5.56%) Product Roadmap
10 4 (5.56%) Programme Management
10 4 (5.56%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 8 (11.11%) SQL
3 2 (2.78%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.39%) C
4 1 (1.39%) COBOL
4 1 (1.39%) VB
4 1 (1.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (1.39%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (18.06%) SLA
2 2 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 17 (23.61%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.56%) BitLocker
2 4 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.39%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
3 1 (1.39%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.39%) RACF
3 1 (1.39%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.39%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 17 (23.61%) SCCM
2 12 (16.67%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (11.11%) AirWatch
4 6 (8.33%) Jamf Pro
5 4 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (4.17%) Puppet
6 3 (4.17%) Terraform
7 2 (2.78%) FortiGate
7 2 (2.78%) Kubernetes
7 2 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (1.39%) SCOM
8 1 (1.39%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (1.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (1.39%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (45.83%) Microsoft
2 16 (22.22%) Apple
3 7 (9.72%) Citrix
3 7 (9.72%) Polycom
3 7 (9.72%) Sonus
4 5 (6.94%) VMware
5 4 (5.56%) Adobe
5 4 (5.56%) Mitel
5 4 (5.56%) Proofpoint
5 4 (5.56%) Symantec
5 4 (5.56%) Zscaler
6 3 (4.17%) CheckPoint
6 3 (4.17%) Cisco
6 3 (4.17%) Dell
6 3 (4.17%) Oracle
7 2 (2.78%) Genesys
7 2 (2.78%) HP
8 1 (1.39%) Avaya
8 1 (1.39%) EMC
8 1 (1.39%) McAfee