Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 387 363 278
Rank change year-on-year -24 -85 +7
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 168 232 461
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.55% 0.66% 1.08%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.17% 3.59% 5.55%
Number of salaries quoted 138 186 388
South East median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £25,500 £22,250 £28,350
90th Percentile £63,750 £68,750 £60,000
England 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 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 5300 6467 8299
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.44% 18.38% 19.37%
Number of salaries quoted 4457 5514 7035
South East median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,750 £25,868
90th Percentile £65,750 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% +5.88%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 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
Thames Valley -5 79 £50,000 +17.65% 10
Berkshire -2 47 £50,000 +29.87% 4
Hampshire +21 45 £40,000 +23.08% 2
Oxfordshire +9 27 £37,500 -18.92% 4
Surrey +19 23 £37,500 -10.71%
Kent +13 13 £26,500 -42.70%
Buckinghamshire +12 5 £65,000 -7.14% 2
Middlesex +14 3 - -
West Sussex -14 3 £26,000 -29.25%
East Sussex -6 2 £45,750 -8.50%
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 South East region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 132 (78.57%) Microsoft
1 132 (78.57%) Skype
2 121 (72.02%) Active Directory
2 121 (72.02%) Windows
3 105 (62.50%) Windows Server
4 94 (55.95%) Office 365
5 72 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
6 67 (39.88%) VMware
7 65 (38.69%) Hyper-V
8 62 (36.90%) SCCM
9 58 (34.52%) MS Exchange
10 48 (28.57%) ITIL
10 48 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
11 47 (27.98%) PowerShell
11 47 (27.98%) Windows Server 2012
12 46 (27.38%) VMware Infrastructure
13 44 (26.19%) Microsoft Certification
14 43 (25.60%) Windows 10
15 42 (25.00%) SharePoint
16 38 (22.62%) Cisco
17 36 (21.43%) MCSE
17 36 (21.43%) Firewall
18 35 (20.83%) DNS
18 35 (20.83%) Amazon AWS
19 34 (20.24%) DHCP
19 34 (20.24%) SQL Server
20 32 (19.05%) CRM
20 32 (19.05%) WAN
21 31 (18.45%) Microsoft Office
22 30 (17.86%) SQL

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 58 (34.52%) MS Exchange
2 42 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 29 (17.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 27 (16.07%) Exchange Server 2013
5 16 (9.52%) IIS
6 10 (5.95%) BizTalk Server
6 10 (5.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 6 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (2.98%) SAS
9 2 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.60%) Apache
10 1 (0.60%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.60%) TPMS
Applications
1 31 (18.45%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.60%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 18 (10.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.38%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.19%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.60%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 94 (55.95%) Office 365
2 72 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (20.83%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (13.69%) IaaS
5 13 (7.74%) OneDrive
5 13 (7.74%) PaaS
6 9 (5.36%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (4.76%) SaaS
8 6 (3.57%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (3.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (2.98%) Yammer
10 4 (2.38%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (1.79%) Rackspace Cloud
12 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 132 (78.57%) Skype
2 36 (21.43%) Firewall
3 35 (20.83%) DNS
4 34 (20.24%) DHCP
5 32 (19.05%) WAN
6 26 (15.48%) LAN
7 23 (13.69%) PBX
8 21 (12.50%) VPN
9 19 (11.31%) LDAP
10 17 (10.12%) MPLS
10 17 (10.12%) VoIP
11 15 (8.93%) Kerberos
11 15 (8.93%) SAN
11 15 (8.93%) TCP/IP
12 14 (8.33%) Unified Communications
13 12 (7.14%) Wireless
14 11 (6.55%) Remote Desktop
14 11 (6.55%) Wi-Fi
15 10 (5.95%) Cisco ASA
15 10 (5.95%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (20.24%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (2.98%) MySQL
4 3 (1.79%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.19%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.60%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.60%) DB2
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (3.57%) MSI
3 3 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (1.79%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.79%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.79%) Travis CI
3 3 (1.79%) Vagrant
General
1 12 (7.14%) Finance
2 11 (6.55%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.36%) Retail
4 5 (2.98%) Marketing
5 3 (1.79%) Banking
5 3 (1.79%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.60%) Advertising
6 1 (0.60%) Back Office
6 1 (0.60%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 38 (22.62%) Support Engineer
2 29 (17.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 28 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 25 (14.88%) Consultant
5 20 (11.90%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 20 (11.90%) 3rd Line Support
5 20 (11.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 17 (10.12%) Analyst
7 15 (8.93%) Server Engineer
7 15 (8.93%) Support Analyst
8 13 (7.74%) Infrastructure Support
8 13 (7.74%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 13 (7.74%) Systems Engineer
9 12 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
9 12 (7.14%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
9 12 (7.14%) IT Engineer
10 11 (6.55%) Administrator
10 11 (6.55%) Server Support
10 11 (6.55%) Systems Administrator
10 11 (6.55%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.98%) Web Services
2 2 (1.19%) .NET
3 1 (0.60%) COM
3 1 (0.60%) CSS
3 1 (0.60%) XML
3 1 (0.60%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.12%) Data Centre
2 15 (8.93%) PKI
3 12 (7.14%) Blackberry
4 11 (6.55%) Clustering
5 9 (5.36%) BYOD
6 7 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (2.98%) Computer Science
8 5 (2.98%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.98%) Virtual Team
9 4 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (2.38%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (1.19%) CCTV
11 2 (1.19%) Client/Server
11 2 (1.19%) User Experience
12 1 (0.60%) CESG
12 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Storage
12 1 (0.60%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 121 (72.02%) Windows
2 105 (62.50%) Windows Server
3 48 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 47 (27.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 43 (25.60%) Windows 10
6 30 (17.86%) Windows 7
7 25 (14.88%) Linux
8 13 (7.74%) Windows 8
9 10 (5.95%) Apple iOS
10 9 (5.36%) CentOS
11 6 (3.57%) Mac OS X
11 6 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (2.98%) Android
13 3 (1.79%) Unix
13 3 (1.79%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (1.19%) Debian
14 2 (1.19%) Windows Vista
14 2 (1.19%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (28.57%) ITIL
2 32 (19.05%) CRM
3 28 (16.67%) Presales
4 27 (16.07%) Migration
5 22 (13.10%) Patch Management
6 21 (12.50%) Service Delivery
7 19 (11.31%) Problem Management
8 18 (10.71%) Kalman Filter
8 18 (10.71%) Time Management
9 17 (10.12%) Incident Management
10 16 (9.52%) Identity Management
11 15 (8.93%) Task Automation
12 13 (7.74%) Email Filtering
13 12 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
13 12 (7.14%) Performance Management
14 11 (6.55%) Configuration Management
14 11 (6.55%) Mentoring
14 11 (6.55%) Release Management
14 11 (6.55%) Service Design
15 9 (5.36%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 47 (27.98%) PowerShell
2 30 (17.86%) SQL
3 6 (3.57%) Bash Shell
4 3 (1.79%) C
4 3 (1.79%) PHP
4 3 (1.79%) Ruby
5 1 (0.60%) Java
5 1 (0.60%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.60%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 44 (26.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (21.43%) MCSE
3 24 (14.29%) MCP
4 23 (13.69%) Security Cleared
5 21 (12.50%) MCSA
6 15 (8.93%) SC Cleared
7 13 (7.74%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (5.36%) CCNP
9 8 (4.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 7 (4.17%) CCDP
10 7 (4.17%) CCNA
10 7 (4.17%) Degree
10 7 (4.17%) DV Cleared
11 6 (3.57%) CCIE
12 5 (2.98%) CCDA
13 4 (2.38%) JNCIE
13 4 (2.38%) JNCIP
13 4 (2.38%) MCTS
14 3 (1.79%) MCITP
14 3 (1.79%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.33%) SLA
2 4 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.60%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.60%) PMO
System Software
1 121 (72.02%) Active Directory
2 65 (38.69%) Hyper-V
3 46 (27.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (11.31%) vSphere
5 9 (5.36%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
6 8 (4.76%) XenApp
6 8 (4.76%) XenDesktop
7 7 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (4.17%) Terminal Services
8 6 (3.57%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (2.38%) Firmware
10 3 (1.79%) Docker
11 2 (1.19%) XenServer
12 1 (0.60%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.60%) vCloud
12 1 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 62 (36.90%) SCCM
2 28 (16.67%) SCOM
3 27 (16.07%) WSUS
4 15 (8.93%) Backup Exec
4 15 (8.93%) Microsoft Intune
5 13 (7.74%) Norton AntiVirus
6 9 (5.36%) Puppet
7 6 (3.57%) Terraform
8 5 (2.98%) Microsoft Clustering
8 5 (2.98%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 5 (2.98%) SmoothWall
9 4 (2.38%) DatAdvantage
9 4 (2.38%) Failover Clustering
10 3 (1.79%) Cisco UCCX
10 3 (1.79%) Jamf Pro
10 3 (1.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 2 (1.19%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (1.19%) Nagios
11 2 (1.19%) SCSM
11 2 (1.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 132 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 67 (39.88%) VMware
3 38 (22.62%) Cisco
4 19 (11.31%) Citrix
4 19 (11.31%) HP
5 18 (10.71%) Dell
5 18 (10.71%) Symantec
6 15 (8.93%) Avaya
6 15 (8.93%) Veeam
7 12 (7.14%) F5
8 11 (6.55%) Apple
9 9 (5.36%) Red Hat
10 7 (4.17%) NetApp
11 6 (3.57%) CheckPoint
11 6 (3.57%) Juniper
11 6 (3.57%) Palo Alto
12 5 (2.98%) Aruba
12 5 (2.98%) Sophos
13 4 (2.38%) Google
13 4 (2.38%) Trend Micro