The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 152 146
Rank change year-on-year +23 -6  
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 12 12 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.51% 0.41% 0.39%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.31% 1.84% 2.11%
Number of salaries quoted 10 9 8
Median salary £50,000 £43,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.94% -13.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £44,200 £34,500 £31,150
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £57,500 £57,250
UK excluding London median salary £43,500 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +2.35% -3.40%  

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 Scotland with a requirement for application platform skills.

Application Platform Skills
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 362 651 569
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 15.50% 21.99% 18.46%
Number of salaries quoted 212 414 354
Median salary £46,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.23% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £52,550 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.25% -  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

Skype for Business
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Skype for Business in Scotland

Skype for Business
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in Scotland over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Skype for Business in Scotland

Skype for Business
Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 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
Edinburgh 0 7 £72,500 +66.66%
Glasgow +21 5 £48,750 +21.87% 2
Aberdeen - 5 £48,750 -
Skype for Business
UK

For the 6 months to 29 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 22 (88.00%) Active Directory
2 21 (84.00%) Microsoft
2 21 (84.00%) Windows
3 18 (72.00%) Hyper-V
3 18 (72.00%) Data Centre
4 17 (68.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 16 (64.00%) SCCM
5 16 (64.00%) SQL Server
6 15 (60.00%) Skype
6 15 (60.00%) Windows Server
7 14 (56.00%) SCOM
7 14 (56.00%) Office 365
8 13 (52.00%) VMware
9 12 (48.00%) ITIL
10 11 (44.00%) Cisco
11 10 (40.00%) DNS
11 10 (40.00%) Windows 10
12 9 (36.00%) Azure Active Directory
12 9 (36.00%) DHCP
12 9 (36.00%) Microsoft Intune
12 9 (36.00%) SC Cleared
12 9 (36.00%) Security Cleared
13 8 (32.00%) Amazon AWS
13 8 (32.00%) ITIL V3
13 8 (32.00%) BitLocker
14 7 (28.00%) WAN
14 7 (28.00%) LAN
14 7 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
15 6 (24.00%) PowerShell
15 6 (24.00%) XenApp

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 6 (24.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (8.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (8.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (8.00%) Dynamics GP
1 2 (8.00%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 17 (68.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (56.00%) Office 365
3 9 (36.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (32.00%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (12.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (60.00%) Skype
2 10 (40.00%) DNS
3 9 (36.00%) DHCP
4 7 (28.00%) LAN
4 7 (28.00%) WAN
5 6 (24.00%) Firewall
6 2 (8.00%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (8.00%) VoIP
7 1 (4.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (4.00%) Internet
7 1 (4.00%) MPLS
7 1 (4.00%) SAN
7 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
7 1 (4.00%) VPN
7 1 (4.00%) Wireless
7 1 (4.00%) Wireshark
7 1 (4.00%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (64.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (32.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Support Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Cloud Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Azure Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Azure Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) IT Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) IT Support
5 2 (8.00%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Office 365 Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Office 365 Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Wintel Support
5 2 (8.00%) Wintel Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 18 (72.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (20.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (8.00%) AS400
3 2 (8.00%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (4.00%) Clustering
4 1 (4.00%) Driving Licence
4 1 (4.00%) FlexPod
4 1 (4.00%) PKI
4 1 (4.00%) Replication
4 1 (4.00%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (4.00%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 21 (84.00%) Windows
2 15 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 10 (40.00%) Windows 10
4 6 (24.00%) Linux
5 5 (20.00%) Ubuntu
5 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (8.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) ITIL
2 8 (32.00%) ITIL V3
3 6 (24.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (16.00%) Asset Management
4 4 (16.00%) Investment Management
4 4 (16.00%) IT Strategy
4 4 (16.00%) Translating Business Requirements
5 2 (8.00%) Business Process Mapping
5 2 (8.00%) Change Management
5 2 (8.00%) Data Management
5 2 (8.00%) ERP
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 2 (8.00%) Load Balancing
5 2 (8.00%) Master Data Management
5 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.00%) Data Governance
6 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.00%) High Availability
6 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) PowerShell
1 6 (24.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (36.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (36.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (8.00%) CCNP
3 2 (8.00%) Degree
3 2 (8.00%) MCSE
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.00%) CCNA
4 1 (4.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (4.00%) JNCIP
System Software
1 22 (88.00%) Active Directory
2 18 (72.00%) Hyper-V
3 8 (32.00%) BitLocker
4 7 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (24.00%) XenApp
6 5 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (20.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (64.00%) SCCM
2 14 (56.00%) SCOM
3 9 (36.00%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (20.00%) Ansible
4 5 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (20.00%) Puppet
4 5 (20.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 5 (20.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (4.00%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (4.00%) Iperf
5 1 (4.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (84.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (52.00%) VMware
3 11 (44.00%) Cisco
4 6 (24.00%) Citrix
5 5 (20.00%) CA
5 5 (20.00%) Symantec
5 5 (20.00%) Varonis
6 2 (8.00%) Avaya
6 2 (8.00%) Infor
6 2 (8.00%) Sage
7 1 (4.00%) CommVault
7 1 (4.00%) EMC
7 1 (4.00%) JD Edwards
7 1 (4.00%) Juniper
7 1 (4.00%) NetApp
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