Period
to 15 October 2021

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 15 October 2021 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
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 429 235 346
Rank change year-on-year -194 +111 +80
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 25 47 155
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.14% 0.60% 0.61%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.92% 4.12% 4.10%
Number of salaries quoted 25 32 127
10th Percentile £23,000 £28,200 £25,750
25th Percentile £26,250 £32,500 £35,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £35,000 £40,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -12.50% -23.81% +10.53%
75th Percentile £43,250 £63,750 £63,750
90th Percentile £43,750 £75,500 £70,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11% -

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 2,709 1,141 3,781
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.13% 14.49% 14.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1,732 969 3,017
10th Percentile £29,125 £29,161 £26,825
25th Percentile £35,000 £36,750 £33,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.40%
75th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £63,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 15 October 2021.

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 15 October 2021. 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 -105 11 £27,000 -21.74% 2
Surrey -77 10 £42,000 -32.80% 1
Berkshire -77 7 £27,500 -1.79% 1
Buckinghamshire -57 4 £24,000 -37.66%
Hampshire -132 3 £35,000 -12.50% 4
West Sussex - 1 £29,000 -
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 2021, 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 20 (80.00%) Microsoft 365
1 20 (80.00%) Skype
2 16 (64.00%) Windows
3 13 (52.00%) Microsoft
3 13 (52.00%) Active Directory
4 12 (48.00%) Cisco
5 11 (44.00%) Azure
6 10 (40.00%) Wireless
6 10 (40.00%) Social Skills
7 9 (36.00%) Firewall
7 9 (36.00%) ITIL
7 9 (36.00%) SharePoint
8 7 (28.00%) LAN
8 7 (28.00%) Citrix
8 7 (28.00%) ITSM
8 7 (28.00%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (24.00%) Information Security
9 6 (24.00%) VPN
9 6 (24.00%) Windows 10
10 5 (20.00%) Windows Server
10 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (20.00%) Mitel
10 5 (20.00%) DNS
10 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
10 5 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (16.00%) Service Delivery
11 4 (16.00%) VMware
11 4 (16.00%) MPLS
11 4 (16.00%) SQL
11 4 (16.00%) MCP

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 9 (36.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (80.00%) Microsoft 365
2 11 (44.00%) Azure
3 4 (16.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (12.00%) OneDrive
5 2 (8.00%) IaaS
5 2 (8.00%) PaaS
6 1 (4.00%) AWS
6 1 (4.00%) GCP
6 1 (4.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 20 (80.00%) Skype
2 10 (40.00%) Wireless
3 9 (36.00%) Firewall
4 7 (28.00%) LAN
5 6 (24.00%) VPN
6 5 (20.00%) DNS
6 5 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (16.00%) MPLS
7 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
8 3 (12.00%) IPv6
8 3 (12.00%) NAS
8 3 (12.00%) SAN
8 3 (12.00%) WAN
8 3 (12.00%) WLAN
9 2 (8.00%) DHCP
9 2 (8.00%) Network Security
9 2 (8.00%) PBX
9 2 (8.00%) VLAN
10 1 (4.00%) Intranet
10 1 (4.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) MS Access
General
1 10 (40.00%) Social Skills
2 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.00%) Finance
3 2 (8.00%) Organisational Skills
4 1 (4.00%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Support Technician
2 3 (12.00%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (8.00%) Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Coordinator
3 2 (8.00%) Incident Coordinator
3 2 (8.00%) IT Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) IT Support
3 2 (8.00%) IT Support Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Senior IT Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Senior IT Support
3 2 (8.00%) Senior Support Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Senior Support Technician
3 2 (8.00%) Senior Technician
3 2 (8.00%) Server Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) SAML
2 1 (4.00%) Web Services
2 1 (4.00%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Smartphone
2 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.00%) Device Driver
3 2 (8.00%) EPoS
4 1 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (64.00%) Windows
2 6 (24.00%) Windows 10
3 5 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (16.00%) Android
4 4 (16.00%) Apple iOS
5 2 (8.00%) CentOS
5 2 (8.00%) Linux
5 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (8.00%) Ubuntu
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.00%) Mac OS X
6 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000
6 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) ITIL
2 7 (28.00%) ITSM
2 7 (28.00%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (24.00%) Information Security
4 4 (16.00%) Business Transformation
4 4 (16.00%) Service Delivery
4 4 (16.00%) Ticket Management
5 3 (12.00%) Business Continuity
5 3 (12.00%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (12.00%) Service Management
6 2 (8.00%) Decision-Making
6 2 (8.00%) Incident Management
6 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
6 2 (8.00%) Network Design
6 2 (8.00%) Process Management
6 2 (8.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (8.00%) Technical Leadership
7 1 (4.00%) Collaborative Working
7 1 (4.00%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) CCA
1 4 (16.00%) Citrix Certification
1 4 (16.00%) Degree
1 4 (16.00%) MCP
2 2 (8.00%) A+ Certification
2 2 (8.00%) CCNA
2 2 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (8.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 2 (8.00%) JNCIA
2 2 (8.00%) MCSA
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.00%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) SLA
2 2 (8.00%) Accessibility
3 1 (4.00%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (52.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (16.00%) XenApp
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (16.00%) SCCM
3 2 (8.00%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 1 (4.00%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 13 (52.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (48.00%) Cisco
3 7 (28.00%) Citrix
4 5 (20.00%) Mitel
5 4 (16.00%) VMware
6 3 (12.00%) Avaya
6 3 (12.00%) NetApp
7 2 (8.00%) Apple
7 2 (8.00%) Aruba
7 2 (8.00%) Fortinet
7 2 (8.00%) Juniper
7 2 (8.00%) Oracle
7 2 (8.00%) Ruckus Wireless
8 1 (4.00%) Google
8 1 (4.00%) Intel