Period
to 26 September 2017

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 26 September 2017 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
26 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 303 334 275
Rank change year-on-year +31 -59 -35
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 70 24 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.53% 0.20% 0.65%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.99% 1.16% 3.39%
Number of salaries quoted 63 22 59
North West median annual salary £37,500 £43,125 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.04% +15.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £18,500 £23,875 £26,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £60,875 £58,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +14.46% -2.35% -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 2345 2066 2507
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.83% 17.36% 19.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1924 1732 1984
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £23,750 £24,502 £22,000
90th Percentile £64,100 £58,750 £55,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

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 26 September 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 6 months to 26 September 2017. 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 +11 42 £40,000 +6.67% 3
Cheshire -20 21 £21,000 -44.00% 1
Merseyside +9 4 £40,000 -23.08% 1
Cumbria +1 1 £75,000 +42.86%
Lancashire -1 1 - -
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 57 (81.43%) Windows
1 57 (81.43%) Skype
2 51 (72.86%) Office 365
3 49 (70.00%) Active Directory
4 36 (51.43%) Microsoft
4 36 (51.43%) Citrix
5 32 (45.71%) VMware
6 31 (44.29%) Windows Server
7 30 (42.86%) ITIL
8 25 (35.71%) DNS
8 25 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
9 24 (34.29%) VMware Infrastructure
10 23 (32.86%) Windows Server 2008
11 22 (31.43%) PowerShell
11 22 (31.43%) Windows 7
11 22 (31.43%) HP
12 21 (30.00%) DHCP
13 18 (25.71%) Windows Server 2012
14 17 (24.29%) Windows 10
14 17 (24.29%) Hyper-V
15 16 (22.86%) SC Cleared
15 16 (22.86%) Security Cleared
16 14 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
16 14 (20.00%) vSphere
17 13 (18.57%) VB
17 13 (18.57%) IBM Notes
17 13 (18.57%) Lotus
17 13 (18.57%) Windows Server 2003
18 12 (17.14%) Microsoft Certification
18 12 (17.14%) VBScript

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 13 (18.57%) IBM Notes
2 12 (17.14%) MS Exchange
2 12 (17.14%) SharePoint
3 10 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (12.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (4.29%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.86%) JBoss
6 2 (2.86%) MindAlign
7 1 (1.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.43%) CMS
7 1 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 51 (72.86%) Office 365
2 25 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (7.14%) IaaS
5 2 (2.86%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.43%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (1.43%) PaaS
6 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (81.43%) Skype
2 25 (35.71%) DNS
3 21 (30.00%) DHCP
4 12 (17.14%) LAN
5 11 (15.71%) VPN
5 11 (15.71%) WAN
6 7 (10.00%) Unified Communications
7 6 (8.57%) Firewall
7 6 (8.57%) TCP/IP
7 6 (8.57%) VoIP
8 4 (5.71%) Internet
8 4 (5.71%) PBX
8 4 (5.71%) SAN
8 4 (5.71%) WLAN
9 2 (2.86%) Broadband
9 2 (2.86%) Converged Networks
9 2 (2.86%) NAS
9 2 (2.86%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.43%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database
General
1 5 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.29%) Back Office
2 3 (4.29%) Billing
2 3 (4.29%) Legal
3 2 (2.86%) Finance
3 2 (2.86%) Games
4 1 (1.43%) Advertising
4 1 (1.43%) Banking
4 1 (1.43%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.43%) Law
4 1 (1.43%) Local Government
4 1 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 20 (28.57%) Analyst
2 16 (22.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (22.86%) Service Analyst
3 15 (21.43%) Service Desk Analyst
4 9 (12.86%) Active Directory Analyst
5 7 (10.00%) Lync Engineer
6 6 (8.57%) Citrix Analyst
7 5 (7.14%) Consultant
7 5 (7.14%) IT Support
8 4 (5.71%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (5.71%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (4.29%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 3 (4.29%) IT Support Manager
9 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Consultant
9 3 (4.29%) Project Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) Support Analyst
9 3 (4.29%) Support Manager
9 3 (4.29%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.86%) JMS
1 2 (2.86%) TAPI
1 2 (2.86%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.71%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.71%) Tandem
3 3 (4.29%) Blackberry
3 3 (4.29%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.86%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.86%) PKI
4 2 (2.86%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.86%) Replication
4 2 (2.86%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.43%) BYOD
5 1 (1.43%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.43%) iPhone
5 1 (1.43%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.43%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 57 (81.43%) Windows
2 31 (44.29%) Windows Server
3 23 (32.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (31.43%) Windows 7
5 18 (25.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (24.29%) Windows 10
7 13 (18.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (7.14%) Linux
9 3 (4.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (4.29%) Unix
9 3 (4.29%) Windows 8
10 2 (2.86%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (42.86%) ITIL
2 5 (7.14%) Migration
2 5 (7.14%) Service Delivery
3 4 (5.71%) Risk Management
3 4 (5.71%) Service Management
4 3 (4.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (4.29%) Incident Management
4 3 (4.29%) IT Strategy
5 2 (2.86%) Business Continuity
5 2 (2.86%) Change Management
5 2 (2.86%) Chat Support
5 2 (2.86%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (2.86%) Email Filtering
5 2 (2.86%) ITIL V3
5 2 (2.86%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (2.86%) Performance Management
5 2 (2.86%) Presales
5 2 (2.86%) Process Improvement
5 2 (2.86%) Validation
5 2 (2.86%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 22 (31.43%) PowerShell
2 13 (18.57%) VB
3 12 (17.14%) VBScript
4 6 (8.57%) SQL
5 2 (2.86%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (22.86%) SC Cleared
1 16 (22.86%) Security Cleared
2 12 (17.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (7.14%) MCSA
3 5 (7.14%) MCSE
4 4 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.86%) CCNA
5 2 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.86%) MCP
6 1 (1.43%) CCDA
6 1 (1.43%) CCDP
6 1 (1.43%) CCIE
6 1 (1.43%) CCNP
6 1 (1.43%) CCSA
6 1 (1.43%) CCSE
6 1 (1.43%) Degree
6 1 (1.43%) JNCIE
6 1 (1.43%) JNCIP
6 1 (1.43%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.43%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.43%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (1.43%) GMP
2 1 (1.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 49 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 24 (34.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (24.29%) Hyper-V
4 14 (20.00%) vSphere
5 3 (4.29%) XenApp
6 1 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.43%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (2.86%) SCCM
1 2 (2.86%) SCOM
1 2 (2.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (1.43%) EdgeSight
2 1 (1.43%) Nagios
2 1 (1.43%) SCDPM
2 1 (1.43%) SCVMM
2 1 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (51.43%) Citrix
1 36 (51.43%) Microsoft
2 32 (45.71%) VMware
3 22 (31.43%) HP
4 13 (18.57%) Lotus
5 11 (15.71%) Cisco
6 4 (5.71%) BroadSoft
6 4 (5.71%) Fortinet
7 3 (4.29%) Palo Alto
7 3 (4.29%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.86%) Avaya
8 2 (2.86%) Symantec
9 1 (1.43%) F5
9 1 (1.43%) Juniper
9 1 (1.43%) Mitel
9 1 (1.43%) Polycom
9 1 (1.43%) Samsung
9 1 (1.43%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.43%) Verint
9 1 (1.43%) Wyse