Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 191 221
Rank change year-on-year +27 +30 -9
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 58 27 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.03% 0.52% 0.36%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.43% 3.12% 1.88%
Number of salaries quoted 45 22 19
Scotland median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +40.00% -24.32%
10th Percentile £32,900 £41,250 £29,600
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,625 £65,700
UK median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% - -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 Scotland with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 902 865 1226
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 15.99% 16.51% 19.00%
Number of salaries quoted 526 547 854
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +8.43% +3.75%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £27,150
90th Percentile £67,500 £64,250 £58,375
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Skype for Business as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
Edinburgh +19 37 £52,500 -20.75% 2
Glasgow -4 20 £37,500 -23.47% 1
Stirling - 1 £26,000 -
Skype for Business
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 49 (84.48%) Active Directory
2 38 (65.52%) ITIL
3 37 (63.79%) PowerShell
3 37 (63.79%) Skype
4 36 (62.07%) Microsoft
5 35 (60.34%) Windows
6 30 (51.72%) VMware
6 30 (51.72%) Symantec
7 28 (48.28%) Windows Server
7 28 (48.28%) VMware ESXi
8 27 (46.55%) MS Exchange
9 26 (44.83%) Office 365
10 24 (41.38%) Exchange Server 2010
10 24 (41.38%) Microsoft Azure
11 22 (37.93%) Blackberry
12 21 (36.21%) Unified Communications
12 21 (36.21%) SCOM
13 20 (34.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 19 (32.76%) SharePoint
15 18 (31.03%) DNS
15 18 (31.03%) Service Delivery
15 18 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
15 18 (31.03%) Windows Server 2012
16 16 (27.59%) VMware Infrastructure
16 16 (27.59%) Mimecast
16 16 (27.59%) Performance Analysis
16 16 (27.59%) DHCP
16 16 (27.59%) Cisco
16 16 (27.59%) IBM Domino
16 16 (27.59%) SQL Server

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 27 (46.55%) MS Exchange
2 24 (41.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (32.76%) SharePoint
4 16 (27.59%) IBM Domino
5 4 (6.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (5.17%) IIS
6 3 (5.17%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 12 (20.69%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (44.83%) Office 365
2 24 (41.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (27.59%) Mimecast
4 6 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (10.34%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (8.62%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (5.17%) OneDrive
7 2 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 37 (63.79%) Skype
2 21 (36.21%) Unified Communications
3 18 (31.03%) DNS
4 16 (27.59%) DHCP
5 13 (22.41%) SAN
6 9 (15.52%) Firewall
7 8 (13.79%) VPN
8 7 (12.07%) Wireless
9 6 (10.34%) LAN
9 6 (10.34%) VLAN
9 6 (10.34%) WAN
10 5 (8.62%) TCP/IP
11 3 (5.17%) VoIP
12 2 (3.45%) Internet
12 2 (3.45%) MPLS
12 2 (3.45%) PBX
12 2 (3.45%) Wireshark
12 2 (3.45%) xDSL
13 1 (1.72%) NAS
13 1 (1.72%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (27.59%) SQL Server
2 10 (17.24%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (10.34%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 3 (5.17%) Billing
2 2 (3.45%) Finance
2 2 (3.45%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (55.17%) Analyst
2 26 (44.83%) Systems Analyst
3 20 (34.48%) IT Analyst
4 14 (24.14%) Senior Analyst
5 13 (22.41%) Senior Systems Analyst
6 8 (13.79%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 7 (12.07%) IT Manager
8 6 (10.34%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
9 4 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (6.90%) Architect
9 4 (6.90%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (6.90%) Senior IT Manager
9 4 (6.90%) Senior Manager
9 4 (6.90%) Support Analyst
9 4 (6.90%) Systems Manager
9 4 (6.90%) Unified Communications Manager
10 3 (5.17%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
10 3 (5.17%) Designer
10 3 (5.17%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 22 (37.93%) Blackberry
2 12 (20.69%) EMC VNX
2 12 (20.69%) Virtual Team
3 9 (15.52%) Data Centre
4 6 (10.34%) iPhone
5 5 (8.62%) Driving Licence
6 3 (5.17%) Clustering
6 3 (5.17%) PMI
7 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.72%) Handset
7 1 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 35 (60.34%) Windows
2 28 (48.28%) Windows Server
3 18 (31.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (25.86%) Linux
5 10 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (10.34%) Solaris
6 6 (10.34%) Unix
6 6 (10.34%) Windows 7
6 6 (10.34%) Windows Phone
6 6 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (6.90%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.72%) Android
8 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (65.52%) ITIL
2 18 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (31.03%) Service Delivery
3 16 (27.59%) Performance Analysis
4 15 (25.86%) ITIL V3
5 7 (12.07%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (12.07%) IT Strategy
6 6 (10.34%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (10.34%) Innovative Thinking
6 6 (10.34%) Patch Management
7 5 (8.62%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (8.62%) Knowledge Management
7 5 (8.62%) Scrum
8 4 (6.90%) Asset Management
8 4 (6.90%) Investment Management
8 4 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (6.90%) Translating Business Requirements
8 4 (6.90%) Waterfall
9 3 (5.17%) Kanban
9 3 (5.17%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (63.79%) PowerShell
2 12 (20.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (27.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (25.86%) MCSA
3 13 (22.41%) MCSE
4 4 (6.90%) Degree
5 3 (5.17%) PMI Certification
5 3 (5.17%) PMP
6 2 (3.45%) CCNP
6 2 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (3.45%) CISSP
6 2 (3.45%) ECDL
6 2 (3.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (3.45%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) PMBOK
1 3 (5.17%) PMO
1 3 (5.17%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (84.48%) Active Directory
2 28 (48.28%) VMware ESXi
3 16 (27.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (12.07%) XenDesktop
5 6 (10.34%) Hyper-V
5 6 (10.34%) vSphere
5 6 (10.34%) XenApp
6 4 (6.90%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (5.17%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (36.21%) SCOM
2 20 (34.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 12 (20.69%) Cisco CUCM
4 10 (17.24%) SCCM
5 6 (10.34%) Ansible
5 6 (10.34%) Backup Exec
5 6 (10.34%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 6 (10.34%) Malwarebytes
5 6 (10.34%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 6 (10.34%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (10.34%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (10.34%) Puppet
6 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (6.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (3.45%) Iperf
7 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 36 (62.07%) Microsoft
2 30 (51.72%) Symantec
2 30 (51.72%) VMware
3 16 (27.59%) Cisco
3 16 (27.59%) Lotus
4 13 (22.41%) EMC
4 13 (22.41%) ServiceNow
5 9 (15.52%) Citrix
6 7 (12.07%) Avaya
7 6 (10.34%) Apple
7 6 (10.34%) CA
7 6 (10.34%) Dell
7 6 (10.34%) Palo Alto
7 6 (10.34%) Sophos
7 6 (10.34%) Varonis
8 3 (5.17%) iManage
8 3 (5.17%) Veritas
9 2 (3.45%) Google
9 2 (3.45%) Juniper
10 1 (1.72%) Samsung