Period
to 23 October 2019

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 23 October 2019 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
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 352 414 363
Rank change year-on-year +62 -51 +25
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 156 128 194
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.62% 0.44% 0.67%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.18% 2.67% 3.72%
Number of salaries quoted 128 112 165
South East median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% +18.75% +3.90%
10th Percentile £25,339 £24,325 £24,450
90th Percentile £71,625 £73,625 £62,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -5.26% +11.76%

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 3,734 4,793 5,211
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.74% 16.46% 17.93%
Number of salaries quoted 2,974 4,025 4,386
South East median annual salary £47,500 £46,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.15% +9.41% -3.41%
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Skype for Business as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in the South East over the 6 months to 23 October 2019.

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 23 October 2019. 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
Thames Valley +20 49 £62,500 +38.89% 9
Surrey +57 48 £52,500 -12.50% 6
Hampshire +22 30 £38,500 -14.44% 4
Berkshire -3 19 £45,000 - 6
Oxfordshire +42 18 £62,500 +184.09% 2
Kent +4 13 £56,000 +36.59% 1
Buckinghamshire +11 12 £67,500 +12.50% 1
West Sussex +1 8 £42,500 - 1
East Sussex +17 1 £60,000 +77.78%
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, 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.

1 137 (87.82%) Skype
2 122 (78.21%) Microsoft
3 103 (66.03%) Office 365
4 93 (59.62%) Windows
5 82 (52.56%) Active Directory
6 60 (38.46%) Azure
7 59 (37.82%) SharePoint
8 57 (36.54%) VMware
8 57 (36.54%) Windows Server
9 53 (33.97%) Microsoft Office
10 46 (29.49%) Windows 10
11 43 (27.56%) Hyper-V
11 43 (27.56%) Cisco
12 42 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
13 37 (23.72%) PowerShell
14 35 (22.44%) Windows 7
15 33 (21.15%) SCCM
16 32 (20.51%) Citrix
17 28 (17.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 27 (17.31%) Unified Communications
18 27 (17.31%) SQL Server
19 26 (16.67%) Microsoft Intune
20 24 (15.38%) IaaS
20 24 (15.38%) MS Exchange
20 24 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
21 23 (14.74%) Firewall
21 23 (14.74%) Migration
21 23 (14.74%) Data Centre
22 22 (14.10%) TCP/IP
22 22 (14.10%) DNS

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 59 (37.82%) SharePoint
2 24 (15.38%) MS Exchange
3 7 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.28%) IIS
6 2 (1.28%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.64%) Apache
7 1 (0.64%) nginx
7 1 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 53 (33.97%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.28%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.21%) Carpe Diem
1 5 (3.21%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 103 (66.03%) Office 365
2 60 (38.46%) Azure
3 24 (15.38%) IaaS
4 20 (12.82%) AWS
5 17 (10.90%) PaaS
6 16 (10.26%) OneDrive
7 11 (7.05%) Azure Active Directory
8 9 (5.77%) SaaS
9 6 (3.85%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 3 (1.92%) GCP
11 2 (1.28%) Microsoft Flow
11 2 (1.28%) Power Platform
11 2 (1.28%) PowerApps
12 1 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 137 (87.82%) Skype
2 27 (17.31%) Unified Communications
3 23 (14.74%) Firewall
4 22 (14.10%) DNS
4 22 (14.10%) TCP/IP
5 21 (13.46%) SAN
6 19 (12.18%) VoIP
7 18 (11.54%) VPN
8 17 (10.90%) DHCP
8 17 (10.90%) WAN
9 15 (9.62%) LAN
9 15 (9.62%) PSTN
10 14 (8.97%) MPLS
11 13 (8.33%) Wireless
12 12 (7.69%) Broadband
13 11 (7.05%) H.323
13 11 (7.05%) ISDN
13 11 (7.05%) Remote Desktop
14 9 (5.77%) SMTP
14 9 (5.77%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (17.31%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.56%) JIRA
General
1 12 (7.69%) Finance
2 8 (5.13%) Manufacturing
2 8 (5.13%) Public Sector
3 5 (3.21%) Electronics
3 5 (3.21%) Law
3 5 (3.21%) Legal
4 4 (2.56%) Aerospace
4 4 (2.56%) Financial Institution
4 4 (2.56%) Local Government
5 3 (1.92%) Retail
6 2 (1.28%) Banking
6 2 (1.28%) Billing
7 1 (0.64%) Military
7 1 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 30 (19.23%) Support Engineer
2 26 (16.67%) Consultant
3 20 (12.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 17 (10.90%) Systems Engineer
4 17 (10.90%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 12 (7.69%) Analyst
5 12 (7.69%) IT Support
6 11 (7.05%) IT Analyst
7 10 (6.41%) Architect
7 10 (6.41%) Azure Engineer
7 10 (6.41%) Desktop Support
8 9 (5.77%) Cloud Consultant
8 9 (5.77%) Desktop Engineer
8 9 (5.77%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 9 (5.77%) Office 365 Consultant
8 9 (5.77%) Windows Engineer
9 8 (5.13%) Azure Consultant
9 8 (5.13%) Technical Consultant
10 7 (4.49%) Office 365 Engineer
10 7 (4.49%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.56%) LDAP
2 2 (1.28%) MAPI
2 2 (1.28%) Web Services
3 1 (0.64%) .NET
3 1 (0.64%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.64%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.74%) Data Centre
2 17 (10.90%) Video Conferencing
3 15 (9.62%) Management Information System
3 15 (9.62%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (7.69%) Public Cloud
5 10 (6.41%) Smartphone
6 7 (4.49%) Private Cloud
6 7 (4.49%) User Experience
7 4 (2.56%) PKI
8 3 (1.92%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.28%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.28%) Clustering
9 2 (1.28%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (1.28%) NHS
9 2 (1.28%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.64%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.64%) FMCG
10 1 (0.64%) IVR
10 1 (0.64%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 93 (59.62%) Windows
2 57 (36.54%) Windows Server
3 46 (29.49%) Windows 10
4 35 (22.44%) Windows 7
5 16 (10.26%) Apple iOS
5 16 (10.26%) Windows 8
6 15 (9.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (5.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (4.49%) Android
9 2 (1.28%) Linux
10 1 (0.64%) CentOS
10 1 (0.64%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (17.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 23 (14.74%) Migration
3 21 (13.46%) ITIL
4 19 (12.18%) Problem-Solving
5 17 (10.90%) Identity Management
6 15 (9.62%) Asset Management
6 15 (9.62%) Incident Management
7 14 (8.97%) Change Management
8 11 (7.05%) Customer Requirements
8 11 (7.05%) Time Management
9 10 (6.41%) Break/Fix
9 10 (6.41%) Line Management
9 10 (6.41%) PRINCE2
10 9 (5.77%) Mentoring
10 9 (5.77%) Presales
10 9 (5.77%) Project Planning
11 8 (5.13%) Information Security
11 8 (5.13%) ITIL V3
11 8 (5.13%) Load Balancing
11 8 (5.13%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 37 (23.72%) PowerShell
2 19 (12.18%) SQL
3 1 (0.64%) Go
3 1 (0.64%) Python
3 1 (0.64%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 24 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (12.18%) MCSE
3 18 (11.54%) Security Cleared
4 16 (10.26%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (8.33%) CCNA
6 12 (7.69%) A+ Certification
7 8 (5.13%) CCNP
8 7 (4.49%) Degree
8 7 (4.49%) DV Cleared
8 7 (4.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 7 (4.49%) SC Cleared
9 6 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (3.21%) MCITP
10 5 (3.21%) MCP
11 4 (2.56%) CCIE
12 3 (1.92%) CCDP
13 2 (1.28%) CCDA
13 2 (1.28%) CCSA
13 2 (1.28%) CISSP
13 2 (1.28%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (12.82%) SLA
2 4 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.28%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (1.28%) GDPR
3 2 (1.28%) QA
4 1 (0.64%) GxP
System Software
1 82 (52.56%) Active Directory
2 43 (27.56%) Hyper-V
3 42 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (4.49%) XenDesktop
6 6 (3.85%) Terminal Server
7 5 (3.21%) XenApp
8 4 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (2.56%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (2.56%) vSphere
9 2 (1.28%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 1 (0.64%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.64%) Docker
10 1 (0.64%) iptables
10 1 (0.64%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.64%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.64%) Xen
Systems Management
1 33 (21.15%) SCCM
2 26 (16.67%) Microsoft Intune
3 19 (12.18%) Single Sign-On
4 13 (8.33%) SCOM
5 10 (6.41%) WSUS
6 9 (5.77%) vCenter Server
7 5 (3.21%) DameWare
8 4 (2.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (1.92%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (1.92%) SCSM
10 2 (1.28%) AirWatch
10 2 (1.28%) Cisco UCCE
10 2 (1.28%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (1.28%) Nessus
10 2 (1.28%) SCVMM
10 2 (1.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 1 (0.64%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.64%) vRealize
Vendors
1 122 (78.21%) Microsoft
2 57 (36.54%) VMware
3 43 (27.56%) Cisco
4 32 (20.51%) Citrix
5 17 (10.90%) Apple
6 16 (10.26%) Polycom
7 12 (7.69%) Avaya
7 12 (7.69%) HP
8 11 (7.05%) Dell
9 8 (5.13%) Aruba
9 8 (5.13%) Mitel
10 6 (3.85%) Juniper
10 6 (3.85%) Sonus
11 5 (3.21%) ConnectWise
11 5 (3.21%) F5
11 5 (3.21%) Google
11 5 (3.21%) iManage
11 5 (3.21%) ServiceNow
11 5 (3.21%) Sony
12 4 (2.56%) Palo Alto