Period
to 30 July 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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 410 271 355
Rank change year-on-year -139 +84 +63
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 24 67 176
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.15% 0.57% 0.67%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.96% 4.23% 4.53%
Number of salaries quoted 23 54 134
10th Percentile £23,000 £28,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £26,875 £35,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -23.81% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £43,750 £66,875 £65,000
90th Percentile £52,750 £74,250 £70,875
England median annual salary £46,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -7.00% +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 2,511 1,585 3,882
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.24% 13.37% 14.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1,693 1,310 3,143
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £34,572
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £49,500 £47,500 £48,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.21% -2.06% +7.78%
75th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £63,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £74,350
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £51,979
% change year-on-year +2.80% +2.93% +3.96%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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
Surrey -46 12 £42,500 -32.00% 4
Thames Valley -52 9 £27,500 -28.57% 6
Berkshire -41 5 £30,000 -36.84% 4
Buckinghamshire -25 4 £24,000 -37.66% 1
West Sussex - 2 £35,125 -
Hampshire -84 1 - -
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 22 (91.67%) Skype
2 21 (87.50%) Microsoft 365
3 16 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 12 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 12 (50.00%) Windows
5 11 (45.83%) Firewall
5 11 (45.83%) Wireless
6 9 (37.50%) Cisco
6 9 (37.50%) Social Skills
7 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Intune
8 7 (29.17%) Azure
8 7 (29.17%) SharePoint
8 7 (29.17%) ITIL
8 7 (29.17%) ITSM
9 6 (25.00%) Information Security
10 5 (20.83%) SQL
10 5 (20.83%) Citrix
10 5 (20.83%) XenApp
11 4 (16.67%) Business Transformation
11 4 (16.67%) Smartphone
11 4 (16.67%) Degree
11 4 (16.67%) SCCM
11 4 (16.67%) CCA
11 4 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (16.67%) MCP
11 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
11 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
11 4 (16.67%) Service Management
11 4 (16.67%) Windows Server
11 4 (16.67%) Problem-Solving

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 7 (29.17%) SharePoint
2 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.17%) IIS
4 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 21 (87.50%) Microsoft 365
2 7 (29.17%) Azure
3 2 (8.33%) OneDrive
4 1 (4.17%) AWS
4 1 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (4.17%) GCP
4 1 (4.17%) IaaS
4 1 (4.17%) Mimecast
4 1 (4.17%) PaaS
4 1 (4.17%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 22 (91.67%) Skype
2 11 (45.83%) Firewall
2 11 (45.83%) Wireless
3 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 3 (12.50%) IPv6
4 3 (12.50%) MPLS
4 3 (12.50%) PBX
4 3 (12.50%) Unified Communications
5 2 (8.33%) RTP
5 2 (8.33%) SAN
5 2 (8.33%) VLAN
6 1 (4.17%) DHCP
6 1 (4.17%) DNS
6 1 (4.17%) H.323
6 1 (4.17%) Internet
6 1 (4.17%) Network Security
6 1 (4.17%) VoIP
6 1 (4.17%) VPN
6 1 (4.17%) WAN
6 1 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 9 (37.50%) Social Skills
2 3 (12.50%) Finance
3 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.33%) Organisational Skills
4 1 (4.17%) Military
4 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) IT Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (8.33%) Coordinator
4 2 (8.33%) Incident Coordinator
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) IT Support
4 2 (8.33%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Active Directory Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Active Directory Support
5 1 (4.17%) Active Directory Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Azure Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Support
5 1 (4.17%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Senior IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) SAML
1 1 (4.17%) Web Services
1 1 (4.17%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Smartphone
2 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.17%) Clustering
3 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.17%) Device Driver
3 1 (4.17%) EPoS
3 1 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 2 (8.33%) Android
3 2 (8.33%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.17%) CentOS
4 1 (4.17%) Linux
4 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.17%) Ubuntu
4 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) ITIL
1 7 (29.17%) ITSM
2 6 (25.00%) Information Security
3 4 (16.67%) Business Transformation
3 4 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (16.67%) Service Management
3 4 (16.67%) Ticket Management
4 3 (12.50%) Business Continuity
4 3 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 2 (8.33%) Decision-Making
5 2 (8.33%) Incident Management
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (8.33%) Migration
5 2 (8.33%) Project Delivery
6 1 (4.17%) Collaborative Working
6 1 (4.17%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 1 (4.17%) Requirements Gathering
6 1 (4.17%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) SQL
2 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) CCA
1 4 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
1 4 (16.67%) Degree
1 4 (16.67%) MCP
2 1 (4.17%) A+ Certification
2 1 (4.17%) CCNA
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.17%) CompTIA Security+
2 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) JNCIA
2 1 (4.17%) MCSA
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.17%) Network+ Certification
2 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
2 1 (4.17%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (20.83%) XenApp
3 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (4.17%) vSphere
4 1 (4.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (16.67%) SCCM
3 1 (4.17%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 1 (4.17%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (4.17%) SCOM
3 1 (4.17%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 16 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (37.50%) Cisco
3 5 (20.83%) Citrix
4 2 (8.33%) Aruba
4 2 (8.33%) Palo Alto
4 2 (8.33%) VMware
5 1 (4.17%) Dell
5 1 (4.17%) Dell Compellent
5 1 (4.17%) Fortinet
5 1 (4.17%) Google
5 1 (4.17%) Intel
5 1 (4.17%) Juniper
5 1 (4.17%) Mitel
5 1 (4.17%) Ruckus Wireless
5 1 (4.17%) SAP
5 1 (4.17%) ServiceNow
5 1 (4.17%) SolarWinds
5 1 (4.17%) Sun
5 1 (4.17%) Yealink
5 1 (4.17%) Zerto