Period
to 3 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 3 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
England > South East
6 months to
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 278 348 404
Rank change year-on-year +70 +56 -81
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 64 176 150
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.55% 0.67% 0.49%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.12% 4.53% 2.89%
Number of salaries quoted 55 139 131
Median annual salary £43,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.10% +10.53% +18.75%
10th Percentile £28,000 £31,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £77,750 £72,500 £73,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,002 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.69% +2.23% -

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 South East with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 1,553 3,882 5,187
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.40% 14.67% 17.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1,276 3,114 4,360
Median annual salary £47,500 £48,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.04% +6.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £78,125 £75,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £53,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.90% +2.00% +5.26%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Skype for Business as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in the South East

Skype for Business
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Skype for Business in the South East.

Salary trend for Skype for Business in the South East

Skype for Business
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Skype for Business in the South East over the 6 months to 3 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Skype for Business in the South East

Skype for Business
Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 3 August 2020. 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
Surrey +74 32 £62,500 +19.05%
Thames Valley +65 12 £38,500 -24.88% 3
Hampshire +70 10 £40,000 -
Berkshire +78 7 £42,500 +6.25% 1
East Sussex +49 7 £32,500 +3.66%
Oxfordshire +26 3 £35,000 -44.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +43 2 £38,500 -28.37% 1
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 3 August 2020, 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 South East region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 60 (93.75%) Skype
2 57 (89.06%) Microsoft
3 46 (71.88%) Office 365
4 45 (70.31%) Active Directory
5 41 (64.06%) Azure
6 33 (51.56%) Hyper-V
6 33 (51.56%) Windows
7 31 (48.44%) SQL Server
8 29 (45.31%) SharePoint
9 28 (43.75%) Microsoft Certification
9 28 (43.75%) VMware
10 27 (42.19%) SCCM
11 26 (40.63%) ITIL
12 24 (37.50%) Microsoft Intune
13 23 (35.94%) SQL
14 22 (34.38%) MCSE
15 20 (31.25%) IaaS
15 20 (31.25%) PaaS
15 20 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
15 20 (31.25%) Windows Server
16 19 (29.69%) Data Centre
17 18 (28.13%) CCNA
17 18 (28.13%) Cisco Certification
18 17 (26.56%) Cisco
19 16 (25.00%) Private Cloud
19 16 (25.00%) Public Cloud
19 16 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
20 15 (23.44%) Presales
21 14 (21.88%) PRINCE2
21 14 (21.88%) Degree

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 29 (45.31%) SharePoint
2 13 (20.31%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (9.38%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (7.81%) MS Exchange
5 2 (3.13%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (15.63%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 46 (71.88%) Office 365
2 41 (64.06%) Azure
3 20 (31.25%) IaaS
3 20 (31.25%) PaaS
4 13 (20.31%) OneDrive
5 7 (10.94%) AWS
5 7 (10.94%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (7.81%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (6.25%) SaaS
8 1 (1.56%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 60 (93.75%) Skype
2 10 (15.63%) SAN
3 8 (12.50%) Firewall
4 4 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 4 (6.25%) VPN
4 4 (6.25%) WAN
5 3 (4.69%) DHCP
5 3 (4.69%) DNS
5 3 (4.69%) LAN
5 3 (4.69%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.56%) ICMP
6 1 (1.56%) PBX
6 1 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (48.44%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.56%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.56%) JIRA
General
1 3 (4.69%) Finance
1 3 (4.69%) Military
2 2 (3.13%) Back Office
2 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.56%) German Language
3 1 (1.56%) Legal
3 1 (1.56%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 15 (23.44%) Consultant
2 12 (18.75%) Support Engineer
3 9 (14.06%) Cloud Consultant
3 9 (14.06%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 7 (10.94%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
4 7 (10.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (10.94%) IT Engineer
5 6 (9.38%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (9.38%) Applications Support
5 6 (9.38%) Architect
5 6 (9.38%) Azure Consultant
6 5 (7.81%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (7.81%) Azure Architect
6 5 (7.81%) Cloud Architect
6 5 (7.81%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) Applications Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Consultant
7 4 (6.25%) Solutions Consultant
7 4 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.56%) .NET
1 1 (1.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 19 (29.69%) Data Centre
2 16 (25.00%) Private Cloud
2 16 (25.00%) Public Cloud
3 10 (15.63%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.56%) Clustering
6 1 (1.56%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.56%) PKI
6 1 (1.56%) PMI
6 1 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 33 (51.56%) Windows
2 20 (31.25%) Windows Server
3 13 (20.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (18.75%) Windows 10
5 6 (9.38%) Windows Server 2016
6 4 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (6.25%) Windows Server 2019
7 3 (4.69%) Linux
8 2 (3.13%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.56%) Android
9 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (40.63%) ITIL
2 16 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
3 15 (23.44%) Presales
4 14 (21.88%) Forensic Analysis
4 14 (21.88%) ITIL V3
4 14 (21.88%) PRINCE2
5 10 (15.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 8 (12.50%) Migration
7 7 (10.94%) Data Loss Prevention
7 7 (10.94%) Deployment Automation
8 5 (7.81%) Data Protection
8 5 (7.81%) Incident Management
8 5 (7.81%) Line Management
8 5 (7.81%) Validation
9 4 (6.25%) Application Packaging
9 4 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (6.25%) Load Balancing
9 4 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (6.25%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (35.94%) SQL
2 13 (20.31%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.13%) Python
4 1 (1.56%) C
Qualifications
1 28 (43.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (34.38%) MCSE
3 18 (28.13%) CCNA
3 18 (28.13%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (21.88%) Degree
5 9 (14.06%) MCP
5 9 (14.06%) Security Cleared
6 7 (10.94%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (9.38%) DV Cleared
7 6 (9.38%) SC Cleared
8 4 (6.25%) MCITP
8 4 (6.25%) MCSA
9 1 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.56%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.38%) SLA
2 4 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (4.69%) QA
4 1 (1.56%) ISO 14001
4 1 (1.56%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (1.56%) PMO
System Software
1 45 (70.31%) Active Directory
2 33 (51.56%) Hyper-V
3 20 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (9.38%) vSphere
5 4 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 27 (42.19%) SCCM
2 24 (37.50%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (9.38%) WSUS
4 4 (6.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (6.25%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (3.13%) SCOM
6 1 (1.56%) SCSM
6 1 (1.56%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 57 (89.06%) Microsoft
2 28 (43.75%) VMware
3 17 (26.56%) Cisco
4 12 (18.75%) HP
5 9 (14.06%) SolarWinds
6 8 (12.50%) Citrix
7 7 (10.94%) Polycom
8 6 (9.38%) ServiceNow
9 5 (7.81%) Dell
10 4 (6.25%) Dell Compellent
10 4 (6.25%) Remedy
11 3 (4.69%) Yealink
12 2 (3.13%) Dialogic
12 2 (3.13%) Palo Alto
12 2 (3.13%) Sonus
12 2 (3.13%) Sophos
13 1 (1.56%) Apple
13 1 (1.56%) ESET
13 1 (1.56%) McAfee
13 1 (1.56%) NetApp