Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 352 415 402
Rank change year-on-year +63 -13 -69
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 117 102 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.51% 0.38% 0.49%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.46% 2.50% 2.84%
Number of salaries quoted 106 85 126
South East median annual salary £40,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £24,380 £26,950 £24,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £69,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £43,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -8.42% - +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 3,385 4,088 5,309
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.77% 15.35% 17.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2,717 3,378 4,482
South East median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.76% -5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £71,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +3.23%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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
Thames Valley +31 39 £45,000 -25.00% 13
Surrey +43 37 £32,500 -35.00% 18
Berkshire +23 30 £35,000 -41.67% 9
Hampshire +25 23 £24,380 -51.24% 4
Buckinghamshire +22 7 £65,000 +8.33% 1
Kent -2 7 £28,000 -46.67%
Oxfordshire +21 2 £47,500 -32.14% 3
East Sussex +6 2 £65,000 +52.94% 1
West Sussex -2 1 £35,000 -17.65% 7
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 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.

1 103 (88.03%) Skype
2 88 (75.21%) Microsoft
3 87 (74.36%) Office 365
4 65 (55.56%) Windows
5 41 (35.04%) VMware
6 40 (34.19%) Active Directory
6 40 (34.19%) SCCM
7 37 (31.62%) Hyper-V
7 37 (31.62%) Azure
7 37 (31.62%) Microsoft Office
8 35 (29.91%) Windows 10
9 33 (28.21%) SharePoint
9 33 (28.21%) Windows 7
10 30 (25.64%) Windows Server
10 30 (25.64%) Self-Motivation
11 29 (24.79%) VMware Infrastructure
12 27 (23.08%) Security Cleared
12 27 (23.08%) TCP/IP
13 26 (22.22%) Asset Management
14 25 (21.37%) Apple iOS
14 25 (21.37%) SLA
14 25 (21.37%) A+ Certification
14 25 (21.37%) Data Centre
15 24 (20.51%) Remote Desktop
15 24 (20.51%) Apple
16 23 (19.66%) Cisco
17 22 (18.80%) Broadband
17 22 (18.80%) Smartphone
17 22 (18.80%) Break/Fix
18 20 (17.09%) Unified Communications

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 33 (28.21%) SharePoint
2 10 (8.55%) MS Exchange
3 5 (4.27%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (2.56%) Office Communications Server
4 3 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 37 (31.62%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.71%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.85%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.71%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.85%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 87 (74.36%) Office 365
2 37 (31.62%) Azure
3 15 (12.82%) AWS
4 10 (8.55%) IaaS
4 10 (8.55%) OneDrive
4 10 (8.55%) PaaS
5 9 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (2.56%) SaaS
7 2 (1.71%) GCP
7 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Flow
7 2 (1.71%) Power Platform
7 2 (1.71%) PowerApps
8 1 (0.85%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 103 (88.03%) Skype
2 27 (23.08%) TCP/IP
3 24 (20.51%) Remote Desktop
4 22 (18.80%) Broadband
5 20 (17.09%) Unified Communications
6 19 (16.24%) SAN
7 10 (8.55%) DNS
7 10 (8.55%) LAN
7 10 (8.55%) VoIP
7 10 (8.55%) WAN
8 9 (7.69%) Wireless
9 8 (6.84%) DHCP
9 8 (6.84%) Firewall
10 6 (5.13%) VPN
11 5 (4.27%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (3.42%) DMVPN
12 4 (3.42%) NetScaler
12 4 (3.42%) WLAN
13 3 (2.56%) PBX
13 3 (2.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.68%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.71%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (2.56%) JIRA
General
1 11 (9.40%) Finance
2 7 (5.98%) Public Sector
3 5 (4.27%) Local Government
4 2 (1.71%) Billing
4 2 (1.71%) Retail
5 1 (0.85%) Banking
5 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.85%) Legal
5 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.85%) Military
5 1 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.85%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 33 (28.21%) Support Engineer
2 23 (19.66%) Consultant
2 23 (19.66%) Desktop Support
3 21 (17.95%) Desktop Engineer
3 21 (17.95%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 11 (9.40%) Technical Consultant
5 9 (7.69%) Analyst
5 9 (7.69%) Architect
6 8 (6.84%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (6.84%) Office 365 Engineer
6 8 (6.84%) Technical Engineer
7 7 (5.98%) Cloud Consultant
7 7 (5.98%) IT Analyst
7 7 (5.98%) Project Manager
7 7 (5.98%) Technical Architect
8 6 (5.13%) Office 365 Consultant
8 6 (5.13%) Unified Communications Engineer
9 5 (4.27%) Azure Consultant
9 5 (4.27%) Network Engineer
9 5 (4.27%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.71%) Web Services
1 2 (1.71%) XMPP
2 1 (0.85%) .NET
2 1 (0.85%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.85%) LDAP
2 1 (0.85%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 30 (25.64%) Self-Motivation
2 25 (21.37%) Data Centre
3 22 (18.80%) Smartphone
4 10 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (7.69%) Public Cloud
6 7 (5.98%) Private Cloud
7 6 (5.13%) Management Information System
7 6 (5.13%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (3.42%) Driving Licence
9 3 (2.56%) Algorithms
9 3 (2.56%) Handset
9 3 (2.56%) PKI
10 2 (1.71%) Clustering
10 2 (1.71%) PMI
10 2 (1.71%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.85%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 65 (55.56%) Windows
2 35 (29.91%) Windows 10
3 33 (28.21%) Windows 7
4 30 (25.64%) Windows Server
5 25 (21.37%) Apple iOS
6 8 (6.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (5.98%) Windows 8
8 5 (4.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (2.56%) Linux
10 2 (1.71%) Android
11 1 (0.85%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (22.22%) Asset Management
2 22 (18.80%) Break/Fix
3 16 (13.68%) Problem-Solving
4 12 (10.26%) Presales
5 11 (9.40%) Incident Management
5 11 (9.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 11 (9.40%) PRINCE2
5 11 (9.40%) Project Management
6 10 (8.55%) ITIL
7 9 (7.69%) Technical Leadership
8 7 (5.98%) Application Virtualisation
8 7 (5.98%) Customer Requirements
9 6 (5.13%) Customer Engagement
10 5 (4.27%) CRM
10 5 (4.27%) Information Security
10 5 (4.27%) IT Strategy
10 5 (4.27%) ITIL V3
10 5 (4.27%) Project Delivery
10 5 (4.27%) Statistics
11 4 (3.42%) Commercial Awareness
Programming Languages
1 15 (12.82%) PowerShell
2 9 (7.69%) SQL
3 1 (0.85%) C
Qualifications
1 27 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 25 (21.37%) A+ Certification
3 14 (11.97%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (8.55%) CCNA
6 9 (7.69%) MCSE
7 7 (5.98%) CCNP
8 5 (4.27%) DV Cleared
8 5 (4.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (3.42%) SC Cleared
10 3 (2.56%) MCP
11 2 (1.71%) CCNP Voice
11 2 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.71%) MCSA
11 2 (1.71%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (1.71%) PMI Certification
11 2 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.85%) Degree
12 1 (0.85%) MCITP
12 1 (0.85%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (21.37%) SLA
2 3 (2.56%) QA
3 1 (0.85%) GxP
3 1 (0.85%) PMO
System Software
1 40 (34.19%) Active Directory
2 37 (31.62%) Hyper-V
3 29 (24.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (5.98%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (5.13%) XenApp
6 5 (4.27%) XenDesktop
7 4 (3.42%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.71%) NLBS
8 2 (1.71%) vSphere
9 1 (0.85%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 1 (0.85%) Firmware
9 1 (0.85%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 40 (34.19%) SCCM
2 13 (11.11%) Microsoft Intune
3 10 (8.55%) WSUS
4 6 (5.13%) SCOM
5 3 (2.56%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (2.56%) Cisco UCCE
5 3 (2.56%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (2.56%) vCenter Server
6 2 (1.71%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.71%) SCSM
6 2 (1.71%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.71%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.85%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.85%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.85%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.85%) vRealize
Vendors
1 88 (75.21%) Microsoft
2 41 (35.04%) VMware
3 24 (20.51%) Apple
4 23 (19.66%) Cisco
5 17 (14.53%) Citrix
6 11 (9.40%) Sonus
7 7 (5.98%) Dell
7 7 (5.98%) ServiceNow
8 5 (4.27%) HP
9 4 (3.42%) McAfee
9 4 (3.42%) Mitel
9 4 (3.42%) Remedy
10 3 (2.56%) EMC
10 3 (2.56%) F5
10 3 (2.56%) Juniper
10 3 (2.56%) SolarWinds
11 2 (1.71%) Avaya
11 2 (1.71%) BroadSoft
11 2 (1.71%) Palo Alto
11 2 (1.71%) Red Box