Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 277 284 286
Rank change year-on-year +7 +2 -12
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 83 75 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.67% 0.58% 0.49%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.13% 3.32% 2.83%
Number of salaries quoted 65 67 52
North West median annual salary £34,000 £40,000 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% +10.34% -17.61%
10th Percentile £21,600 £23,000 £19,350
90th Percentile £48,200 £55,500 £57,375
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -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 2,009 2,261 1,944
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 16.18% 17.52% 17.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1,596 1,891 1,601
North West median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £24,250 £23,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £64,750 £57,500
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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +19 42 £35,000 -15.15% 15
Cheshire -16 23 £34,000 +61.90%
Merseyside +17 14 £24,000 -40.00% 1
Cumbria - 4 £35,000 - 1
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 69 (83.13%) Windows
2 56 (67.47%) Microsoft
2 56 (67.47%) Skype
3 50 (60.24%) Active Directory
4 48 (57.83%) MS Exchange
5 47 (56.63%) Windows Server
6 40 (48.19%) ITIL
6 40 (48.19%) Office 365
7 35 (42.17%) VMware
8 34 (40.96%) SharePoint
9 32 (38.55%) Windows Server 2008
10 30 (36.14%) Hyper-V
11 29 (34.94%) Windows Server 2012
11 29 (34.94%) Problem Management
12 28 (33.73%) SQL Server
13 27 (32.53%) Service Management
14 26 (31.33%) Exchange Server 2013
15 25 (30.12%) Microsoft Certification
15 25 (30.12%) Problem-Solving
16 24 (28.92%) Microsoft Azure
17 23 (27.71%) Exchange Server 2010
17 23 (27.71%) Firewall
18 22 (26.51%) Citrix
19 21 (25.30%) TCP/IP
19 21 (25.30%) SQL
19 21 (25.30%) Incident Management
20 19 (22.89%) Security Cleared
20 19 (22.89%) PowerShell
20 19 (22.89%) DNS
21 18 (21.69%) Retail

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 48 (57.83%) MS Exchange
2 34 (40.96%) SharePoint
3 26 (31.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 23 (27.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (20.48%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (9.64%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (4.82%) IIS
7 4 (4.82%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.20%) Confluence
8 1 (1.20%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (12.05%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.20%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (10.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.41%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 40 (48.19%) Office 365
2 24 (28.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (20.48%) IaaS
4 4 (4.82%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.20%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 56 (67.47%) Skype
2 23 (27.71%) Firewall
3 21 (25.30%) TCP/IP
4 19 (22.89%) DNS
5 12 (14.46%) DHCP
6 11 (13.25%) LAN
6 11 (13.25%) Unified Communications
7 10 (12.05%) WAN
8 8 (9.64%) Reverse Proxy
8 8 (9.64%) SAN
8 8 (9.64%) VLAN
9 7 (8.43%) Internet
9 7 (8.43%) VPN
10 6 (7.23%) WLAN
11 5 (6.02%) PBX
12 4 (4.82%) SMTP
12 4 (4.82%) VoIP
13 2 (2.41%) SNMP
13 2 (2.41%) Wireless
14 1 (1.20%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (33.73%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.84%) Relational Database
3 8 (9.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.20%) Power BI
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (1.20%) JIRA
General
1 18 (21.69%) Retail
2 9 (10.84%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.82%) Marketing
3 4 (4.82%) Retail Banking
4 3 (3.61%) Finance
4 3 (3.61%) Legal
5 2 (2.41%) Back Office
5 2 (2.41%) Billing
5 2 (2.41%) Local Government
6 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (21.69%) Support Engineer
2 13 (15.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 11 (13.25%) 3rd Line Support
3 11 (13.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 11 (13.25%) Analyst
4 10 (12.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (12.05%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 9 (10.84%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 9 (10.84%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (10.84%) Operations Engineer
5 9 (10.84%) Service Manager
6 8 (9.64%) Service Desk Analyst
7 7 (8.43%) Service Analyst
7 7 (8.43%) Service Desk Engineer
8 6 (7.23%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 6 (7.23%) IT Manager
9 5 (6.02%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (6.02%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (6.02%) IT Services Manager
9 5 (6.02%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.41%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.87%) Management Information System
2 12 (14.46%) Video Conferencing
3 9 (10.84%) Driving Licence
4 6 (7.23%) Blackberry
4 6 (7.23%) Clustering
5 4 (4.82%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.61%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.41%) PKI
8 1 (1.20%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.20%) iPhone
8 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Licensing
8 1 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.20%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 69 (83.13%) Windows
2 47 (56.63%) Windows Server
3 32 (38.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (34.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (12.05%) Windows 7
6 7 (8.43%) Linux
6 7 (8.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (7.23%) Windows 10
8 4 (4.82%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.41%) Ubuntu
9 2 (2.41%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.20%) Android
10 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.20%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.20%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (48.19%) ITIL
2 29 (34.94%) Problem Management
3 27 (32.53%) Service Management
4 25 (30.12%) Problem-Solving
5 21 (25.30%) Incident Management
6 13 (15.66%) ITIL V3
6 13 (15.66%) Mentoring
7 12 (14.46%) Statistics
8 11 (13.25%) Change Management
8 11 (13.25%) Configuration Management
9 10 (12.05%) Tech Ops
10 9 (10.84%) CRM
10 9 (10.84%) Time Management
11 8 (9.64%) ITSM
11 8 (9.64%) Line Management
11 8 (9.64%) Migration
12 7 (8.43%) Practice Management
12 7 (8.43%) Risk Assessment
12 7 (8.43%) Root Cause Analysis
12 7 (8.43%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 21 (25.30%) SQL
2 19 (22.89%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.41%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.20%) MATLAB
4 1 (1.20%) Python
4 1 (1.20%) R
4 1 (1.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (30.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (22.89%) Security Cleared
3 15 (18.07%) Degree
4 9 (10.84%) MCSA
4 9 (10.84%) MCSE
5 8 (9.64%) HNC
6 5 (6.02%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (6.02%) SC Cleared
7 4 (4.82%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.41%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.20%) CCNA
9 1 (1.20%) CCNP
9 1 (1.20%) MCITP
9 1 (1.20%) MCP
9 1 (1.20%) MCTS
9 1 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.46%) Data Quality
1 12 (14.46%) SLA
2 3 (3.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.41%) GDPR
3 2 (2.41%) ISO 14001
3 2 (2.41%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (1.20%) ISO 9000
4 1 (1.20%) PMO
System Software
1 50 (60.24%) Active Directory
2 30 (36.14%) Hyper-V
3 17 (20.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (9.64%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (3.61%) vSphere
5 3 (3.61%) XenApp
6 2 (2.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.20%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (1.20%) VMware NSX
7 1 (1.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (18.07%) SCCM
2 9 (10.84%) SCOM
3 8 (9.64%) SCVMM
4 4 (4.82%) MIMEsweeper
5 3 (3.61%) WSUS
6 2 (2.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (2.41%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (2.41%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (2.41%) SmoothWall
7 1 (1.20%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (1.20%) SCOrch
7 1 (1.20%) vRealize
7 1 (1.20%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 56 (67.47%) Microsoft
2 35 (42.17%) VMware
3 22 (26.51%) Citrix
4 12 (14.46%) Remedy
5 8 (9.64%) Cisco
6 6 (7.23%) Acme Packet
6 6 (7.23%) HP
6 6 (7.23%) IBM
6 6 (7.23%) SolarWinds
6 6 (7.23%) Sonus
7 4 (4.82%) EMC
8 3 (3.61%) Fortinet
8 3 (3.61%) Veeam
9 2 (2.41%) Aerohive Networks
9 2 (2.41%) Avaya
9 2 (2.41%) Capita
9 2 (2.41%) McAfee
9 2 (2.41%) Micro Focus
9 2 (2.41%) NetApp
9 2 (2.41%) Sage