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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 150 157
Rank change year-on-year +18 +7  
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 25 12 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.93% 0.42% 0.29%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.62% 2.23% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 19 12 6
Median salary £41,500 £36,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.69% -36.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,800 £29,500 £47,250
10% offered a salary of more than £70,500 £69,250 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  

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 445 539 662
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 16.52% 19.03% 21.03%
Number of salaries quoted 261 295 434
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,707 £27,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £61,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +4 14 £65,000 +44.44% 3
Glasgow +16 6 £36,750 +18.89% 1
Aberdeen - 3 £36,500 -
Stirling - 1 £26,000 -
West Lothian - 1 £23,000 -
Skype for Business
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 30 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 25 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 23 (65.71%) Windows
3 23 (65.71%) Skype
4 21 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 20 (57.14%) Office 365
6 17 (48.57%) PowerShell
6 17 (48.57%) MS Exchange
7 14 (40.00%) SQL Server
7 14 (40.00%) VMware
8 13 (37.14%) Symantec
8 13 (37.14%) ITIL
8 13 (37.14%) Hyper-V
8 13 (37.14%) Exchange Server 2010
8 13 (37.14%) Data Centre
8 13 (37.14%) Windows Server
9 12 (34.29%) SCOM
9 12 (34.29%) DNS
9 12 (34.29%) Cisco
10 11 (31.43%) Blackberry
10 11 (31.43%) DHCP
10 11 (31.43%) SQL
10 11 (31.43%) VMware ESXi
11 10 (28.57%) XenApp
11 10 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
11 10 (28.57%) SCCM
11 10 (28.57%) Linux
11 10 (28.57%) Citrix
11 10 (28.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 9 (25.71%) Opscode Chef

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 17 (48.57%) MS Exchange
2 13 (37.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (8.57%) IBM Domino
4 3 (8.57%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.86%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (8.57%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 21 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (57.14%) Office 365
3 10 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (8.57%) Mimecast
6 2 (5.71%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (2.86%) IaaS
7 1 (2.86%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 23 (65.71%) Skype
2 12 (34.29%) DNS
3 11 (31.43%) DHCP
4 8 (22.86%) LAN
4 8 (22.86%) WAN
5 6 (17.14%) Unified Communications
6 3 (8.57%) Firewall
6 3 (8.57%) SAN
7 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
8 1 (2.86%) FTP
8 1 (2.86%) Internet
8 1 (2.86%) IP Telephony
8 1 (2.86%) iSCSI
8 1 (2.86%) NAS
8 1 (2.86%) Network Security
8 1 (2.86%) PBX
8 1 (2.86%) VoIP
8 1 (2.86%) VPN
8 1 (2.86%) Wireless
8 1 (2.86%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (8.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Analyst
2 7 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
3 6 (17.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (17.14%) IT Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) Architect
4 5 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Senior Systems Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (8.57%) Consultant
6 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (8.57%) Support Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) IT Manager
7 2 (5.71%) IT Support
7 2 (5.71%) Lead Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Senior IT Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Support Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Systems Manager
Miscellaneous
1 13 (37.14%) Data Centre
2 11 (31.43%) Blackberry
3 3 (8.57%) AS400
4 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.86%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.86%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.86%) PKI
4 1 (2.86%) Tandem
4 1 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (65.71%) Windows
2 13 (37.14%) Windows Server
3 10 (28.57%) Linux
4 7 (20.00%) Ubuntu
5 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (5.71%) Windows 10
7 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.86%) Android
8 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) ITIL
2 9 (25.71%) IT Strategy
3 7 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (17.14%) Asset Management
4 6 (17.14%) Investment Management
4 6 (17.14%) Translating Business Requirements
5 4 (11.43%) ERP
5 4 (11.43%) ITIL V3
5 4 (11.43%) Service Delivery
6 3 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (8.57%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (5.71%) Business Process Mapping
7 2 (5.71%) Data Management
7 2 (5.71%) Master Data Management
7 2 (5.71%) Scrum
7 2 (5.71%) SDLC
7 2 (5.71%) TOGAF
8 1 (2.86%) Converged Infrastructure
8 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 1 (2.86%) Workload Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (48.57%) PowerShell
2 11 (31.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (11.43%) Degree
3 3 (8.57%) MCSA
3 3 (8.57%) MCSE
3 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.71%) CISSP
4 2 (5.71%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 30 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 13 (37.14%) Hyper-V
3 11 (31.43%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (28.57%) XenApp
5 9 (25.71%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (20.00%) XenDesktop
7 2 (5.71%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 12 (34.29%) SCOM
2 10 (28.57%) SCCM
2 10 (28.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 9 (25.71%) Ansible
3 9 (25.71%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (25.71%) Puppet
4 7 (20.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (2.86%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 25 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 14 (40.00%) VMware
3 13 (37.14%) Symantec
4 12 (34.29%) Cisco
5 10 (28.57%) Citrix
6 9 (25.71%) CA
6 9 (25.71%) Varonis
7 3 (8.57%) Infor
7 3 (8.57%) Lotus
8 2 (5.71%) EMC
8 2 (5.71%) Google
8 2 (5.71%) JD Edwards
8 2 (5.71%) ServiceNow
9 1 (2.86%) IBM
9 1 (2.86%) Oracle
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