The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 95 116 101
Rank change year-on-year +21 -15  
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 16 29 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.29% 1.49% 1.98%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.84% 8.29% 12.70%
Number of salaries quoted 15 29 41
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,900 £36,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £53,600 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £42,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year +3.52% -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 Reading with a requirement for application platform skills.

Application Platform Skills
Reading
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 234 350 370
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 18.80% 17.99% 15.56%
Number of salaries quoted 172 318 310
Median salary £44,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

Skype for Business
Salary Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Skype for Business in Reading.

Salary trend for Skype for Business in Reading

Skype for Business
Salary Histogram in Reading

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in Reading over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Skype for Business in Reading

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 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 Reading region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 23 (67.65%) Skype
2 15 (44.12%) Office 365
2 15 (44.12%) Windows
2 15 (44.12%) Cisco
3 14 (41.18%) Microsoft
3 14 (41.18%) Active Directory
4 13 (38.24%) Unified Communications
5 12 (35.29%) Avaya
5 12 (35.29%) VMware
6 11 (32.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (32.35%) Hyper-V
7 10 (29.41%) MS Exchange
7 10 (29.41%) MS Excel
7 10 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (26.47%) Windows Server
9 8 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
9 8 (23.53%) WAN
9 8 (23.53%) LAN
9 8 (23.53%) MCSE
10 7 (20.59%) SQL Server
10 7 (20.59%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (20.59%) NetApp
10 7 (20.59%) Finance
10 7 (20.59%) SCCM
10 7 (20.59%) Polycom
10 7 (20.59%) Windows 7
10 7 (20.59%) Sonus
11 6 (17.65%) CCNA
12 5 (14.71%) VPN
12 5 (14.71%) HP

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 (29.41%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (8.82%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.94%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (29.41%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.88%) MS Office
3 1 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 15 (44.12%) Office 365
2 8 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.88%) IaaS
4 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.94%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.94%) SaaS
4 1 (2.94%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 23 (67.65%) Skype
2 13 (38.24%) Unified Communications
3 8 (23.53%) LAN
3 8 (23.53%) WAN
4 5 (14.71%) VPN
5 4 (11.76%) Firewall
6 3 (8.82%) IP Telephony
6 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
7 2 (5.88%) PABX
7 2 (5.88%) PBX
7 2 (5.88%) VLAN
7 2 (5.88%) VoIP
8 1 (2.94%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (2.94%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (2.94%) iSCSI
8 1 (2.94%) SAN
8 1 (2.94%) Software-Defined Networking
8 1 (2.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.59%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 7 (20.59%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Advertising
3 1 (2.94%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (20.59%) Consultant
1 7 (20.59%) Team Leader
2 5 (14.71%) Technical Support
3 4 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (11.76%) Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) IT Support
3 4 (11.76%) Support Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (5.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) IT Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Lync Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Network Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Solutions Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Voice Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) HP StoreVirtual
2 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.88%) PKI
3 1 (2.94%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.94%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.94%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 15 (44.12%) Windows
2 9 (26.47%) Windows Server
3 7 (20.59%) Windows 7
4 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (5.88%) Windows 10
6 2 (5.88%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.94%) Android
7 1 (2.94%) Windows Phone
7 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (14.71%) Resource Management
2 4 (11.76%) Presales
3 3 (8.82%) ITIL
3 3 (8.82%) Mentoring
4 2 (5.88%) Business Development
4 2 (5.88%) Coaching
4 2 (5.88%) Migration
4 2 (5.88%) People Management
4 2 (5.88%) Performance Management
4 2 (5.88%) QMS
5 1 (2.94%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.94%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (2.94%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (2.94%) Data Migration
5 1 (2.94%) Document Management
5 1 (2.94%) Project Management
5 1 (2.94%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (2.94%) Software Distribution
5 1 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.94%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.71%) SQL
2 1 (2.94%) C
2 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (32.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (23.53%) MCSE
3 7 (20.59%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (17.65%) CCNA
5 5 (14.71%) MCP
6 3 (8.82%) NCDA
7 2 (5.88%) Degree
7 2 (5.88%) MCITP
7 2 (5.88%) MCSA
8 1 (2.94%) CCNP
8 1 (2.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (2.94%) VCP5
8 1 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 14 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 11 (32.35%) Hyper-V
3 10 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.94%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (20.59%) SCCM
2 4 (11.76%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (5.88%) Backup Exec
3 2 (5.88%) SCOM
3 2 (5.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (44.12%) Cisco
2 14 (41.18%) Microsoft
3 12 (35.29%) Avaya
3 12 (35.29%) VMware
4 7 (20.59%) NetApp
4 7 (20.59%) Polycom
4 7 (20.59%) Sonus
5 5 (14.71%) HP
6 4 (11.76%) Citrix
6 4 (11.76%) Dell
7 3 (8.82%) EqualLogic
7 3 (8.82%) Mitel
7 3 (8.82%) Synology
8 2 (5.88%) CheckPoint
8 2 (5.88%) EMC
8 2 (5.88%) NEC
8 2 (5.88%) Veritas
9 1 (2.94%) 3PAR
9 1 (2.94%) Fortinet
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