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 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
England / North West
Rank 224 200 197
Rank change year-on-year -24 -3  
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 33 40 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.54% 0.71% 0.81%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.43% 4.01% 4.72%
Number of salaries quoted 29 34 39
Median salary £40,000 £32,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.07% -27.77%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £19,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £52,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £43,500 £42,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year +2.35% -1.16%  

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 962 997 1122
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.86% 17.65% 17.13%
Number of salaries quoted 815 811 908
Median salary £38,500 £37,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.05% -1.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 23 March 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 23 March 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 -23 28 £40,000 +23.07% 2
Merseyside 0 5 £37,250 -28.36% 3
Cheshire +15 1 £32,500 +71.05%
Skype for Business
England

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 51 (70.83%) Windows
2 50 (69.44%) Microsoft
2 50 (69.44%) Skype
3 45 (62.50%) Active Directory
4 36 (50.00%) Office 365
5 28 (38.89%) MS Exchange
5 28 (38.89%) MS Office
5 28 (38.89%) Windows Server
6 27 (37.50%) SharePoint
7 24 (33.33%) SCCM
8 18 (25.00%) VMware
9 17 (23.61%) Exchange Server 2010
10 16 (22.22%) Windows 7
11 15 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2013
11 15 (20.83%) Citrix
12 14 (19.44%) HP
12 14 (19.44%) MS Excel
13 13 (18.06%) ITIL
13 13 (18.06%) SLA
13 13 (18.06%) VMware Infrastructure
14 12 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
14 12 (16.67%) VoIP
15 11 (15.28%) Microsoft Certification
15 11 (15.28%) SC Cleared
15 11 (15.28%) Security Cleared
16 10 (13.89%) Problem Management
16 10 (13.89%) LAN
17 9 (12.50%) WAN
18 8 (11.11%) Migration
18 8 (11.11%) SQL Server

Skype for Business
Top Related 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 28 (38.89%) MS Exchange
2 27 (37.50%) SharePoint
3 17 (23.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (5.56%) GroupWise
7 3 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (2.78%) IBM Notes
8 2 (2.78%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (1.39%) IIS
Applications
1 28 (38.89%) MS Office
2 14 (19.44%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Line 50
1 4 (5.56%) Sage X3
2 2 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.39%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 36 (50.00%) Office 365
2 12 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.56%) OneDrive
4 3 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (2.78%) Amazon S3
5 2 (2.78%) IaaS
5 2 (2.78%) Mimecast
5 2 (2.78%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 50 (69.44%) Skype
2 12 (16.67%) VoIP
3 10 (13.89%) LAN
4 9 (12.50%) WAN
5 7 (9.72%) VPN
6 6 (8.33%) DNS
6 6 (8.33%) Internet
6 6 (8.33%) Unified Communications
7 5 (6.94%) DHCP
7 5 (6.94%) Firewall
7 5 (6.94%) Network Security
7 5 (6.94%) SAN
8 4 (5.56%) NAS
9 3 (4.17%) MPLS
10 2 (2.78%) IMAP
10 2 (2.78%) POP3
10 2 (2.78%) SMTP
10 2 (2.78%) WLAN
11 1 (1.39%) Extranet
11 1 (1.39%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.94%) Power BI
3 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (6.94%) Back Office
2 4 (5.56%) Finance
2 4 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (4.17%) Legal
4 2 (2.78%) Banking
4 2 (2.78%) Law
4 2 (2.78%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.39%) Advertising
5 1 (1.39%) Games
5 1 (1.39%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.39%) Private Banking
5 1 (1.39%) Retail
5 1 (1.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (19.44%) Analyst
2 11 (15.28%) 3rd Line Support
3 10 (13.89%) IT Support
3 10 (13.89%) Service Analyst
4 9 (12.50%) Support Engineer
5 7 (9.72%) IT Analyst
5 7 (9.72%) IT Operations Analyst
5 7 (9.72%) Operations Analyst
5 7 (9.72%) Service Operations Analyst
6 6 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (8.33%) Office 365 Engineer
7 5 (6.94%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 5 (6.94%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 5 (6.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 5 (6.94%) Active Directory Engineer
7 5 (6.94%) Administrator
7 5 (6.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.94%) IT Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.17%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.39%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.72%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.56%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.78%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.78%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.78%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.78%) Replication
4 1 (1.39%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.39%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 51 (70.83%) Windows
2 28 (38.89%) Windows Server
3 16 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 7 (9.72%) Windows 10
4 7 (9.72%) Windows 8
4 7 (9.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (8.33%) Android
6 5 (6.94%) Linux
6 5 (6.94%) Unix
6 5 (6.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (5.56%) Apple iOS
7 4 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.78%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.39%) AIX
9 1 (1.39%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.06%) ITIL
2 10 (13.89%) Problem Management
3 8 (11.11%) Migration
4 6 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (6.94%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (5.56%) Asset Management
6 4 (5.56%) Data Management
6 4 (5.56%) Incident Management
6 4 (5.56%) Information Security
6 4 (5.56%) Knowledge Management
6 4 (5.56%) Master Data Management
6 4 (5.56%) Service Delivery
6 4 (5.56%) Service Management
7 3 (4.17%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (4.17%) PRINCE2
7 3 (4.17%) Project Management
8 2 (2.78%) Capacity Management
8 2 (2.78%) Statistics
8 2 (2.78%) Strategic Planning
8 2 (2.78%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 7 (9.72%) SQL
3 6 (8.33%) VB
4 2 (2.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (15.28%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (15.28%) SC Cleared
1 11 (15.28%) Security Cleared
2 7 (9.72%) MCSE
3 4 (5.56%) MCSA
4 3 (4.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (2.78%) MOS
5 2 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.39%) Degree
6 1 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (18.06%) SLA
2 3 (4.17%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.39%) QA
System Software
1 45 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 13 (18.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.56%) NDS
4 4 (5.56%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 4 (5.56%) vSphere
5 2 (2.78%) XenApp
6 1 (1.39%) pfSense
6 1 (1.39%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.39%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 24 (33.33%) SCCM
2 7 (9.72%) SCOrch
3 5 (6.94%) Backup Exec
3 5 (6.94%) HP SIM
3 5 (6.94%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (6.94%) WSUS
4 4 (5.56%) PaperCut
4 4 (5.56%) SCDPM
4 4 (5.56%) SCOM
4 4 (5.56%) SCVMM
5 2 (2.78%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.39%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (1.39%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (1.39%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 50 (69.44%) Microsoft
2 18 (25.00%) VMware
3 15 (20.83%) Citrix
4 14 (19.44%) HP
5 6 (8.33%) Symantec
6 5 (6.94%) Dell
6 5 (6.94%) Sophos
7 4 (5.56%) GFI Software
7 4 (5.56%) Red Hat
7 4 (5.56%) Remedy
7 4 (5.56%) Sage
7 4 (5.56%) Siemens
7 4 (5.56%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.78%) Apple
8 2 (2.78%) Avaya
8 2 (2.78%) Cisco
8 2 (2.78%) iManage
8 2 (2.78%) Intel Security
8 2 (2.78%) Interwoven
8 2 (2.78%) Lotus
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