Period
to 13 November 2018

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 13 November 2018 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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 412 389 376
Rank change year-on-year -23 -13 -93
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 125 168 227
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.43% 0.55% 0.65%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.68% 3.14% 3.54%
Number of salaries quoted 110 141 182
South East median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% -3.61% -2.35%
10th Percentile £26,050 £25,500 £22,050
90th Percentile £70,025 £63,750 £69,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
% 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 4,661 5,358 6,420
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.20% 17.64% 18.40%
Number of salaries quoted 3,912 4,512 5,472
South East median annual salary £46,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.24% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 13 November 2018.

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 13 November 2018. 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 -15 62 £45,000 -10.00% 12
Berkshire +4 48 £44,500 -11.00% 6
Surrey +34 27 £55,750 +48.67% 6
Hampshire -35 19 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Buckinghamshire +21 10 £60,000 -7.69% 4
Kent +4 5 £44,250 +66.98% 1
West Sussex -1 5 £42,500 +63.46%
East Sussex +2 4 £33,750 -25.00% 2
Oxfordshire -18 4 £46,000 +22.67% 2
M4 Corridor - 3 £62,500 -
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 13 November 2018, 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 99 (79.20%) Skype
2 96 (76.80%) Microsoft
3 89 (71.20%) Windows
4 73 (58.40%) Active Directory
5 66 (52.80%) Office 365
6 61 (48.80%) Windows Server
7 50 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 47 (37.60%) SharePoint
9 45 (36.00%) VMware
10 44 (35.20%) MS Exchange
10 44 (35.20%) Hyper-V
11 41 (32.80%) VMware Infrastructure
12 37 (29.60%) DNS
13 33 (26.40%) SCCM
14 31 (24.80%) Cisco
14 31 (24.80%) ITIL
15 30 (24.00%) Windows 10
16 29 (23.20%) Windows Server 2012
16 29 (23.20%) SQL
16 29 (23.20%) SQL Server
16 29 (23.20%) VPN
17 26 (20.80%) PowerShell
18 25 (20.00%) Firewall
18 25 (20.00%) Citrix
19 23 (18.40%) VoIP
20 21 (16.80%) Wi-Fi
20 21 (16.80%) Migration
20 21 (16.80%) Data Centre
20 21 (16.80%) Problem-Solving
21 20 (16.00%) DHCP

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 47 (37.60%) SharePoint
2 44 (35.20%) MS Exchange
3 10 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 10 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (7.20%) IIS
5 8 (6.40%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (6.40%) OpenStack
6 7 (5.60%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.40%) Apache
7 3 (2.40%) MS Project Server
7 3 (2.40%) nginx
8 2 (1.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.60%) SAS
8 2 (1.60%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.60%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.80%) CMS
9 1 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 19 (15.20%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (10.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (5.60%) MS Visio
4 4 (3.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (1.60%) Acrobat
6 2 (1.60%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.80%) Abaqus
7 1 (0.80%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 4 (3.20%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (2.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.60%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 66 (52.80%) Office 365
2 50 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (15.20%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (11.20%) Azure Active Directory
5 13 (10.40%) OneDrive
6 11 (8.80%) IaaS
7 7 (5.60%) PaaS
7 7 (5.60%) SaaS
8 5 (4.00%) Mimecast
9 3 (2.40%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (2.40%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (1.60%) G Suite
11 1 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.80%) npm
11 1 (0.80%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 99 (79.20%) Skype
2 37 (29.60%) DNS
3 29 (23.20%) VPN
4 25 (20.00%) Firewall
5 23 (18.40%) VoIP
6 21 (16.80%) Wi-Fi
7 20 (16.00%) DHCP
8 15 (12.00%) LAN
9 12 (9.60%) Wireless
10 11 (8.80%) SAN
10 11 (8.80%) TCP/IP
10 11 (8.80%) WAN
11 10 (8.00%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (7.20%) Unified Communications
13 8 (6.40%) NAS
13 8 (6.40%) VLAN
14 7 (5.60%) Bluetooth
14 7 (5.60%) WLAN
15 5 (4.00%) IPsec
15 5 (4.00%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (23.20%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.60%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (4.00%) MySQL
3 5 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.80%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.80%) gulp
1 1 (0.80%) Yeoman
General
1 19 (15.20%) Finance
2 5 (4.00%) Law
2 5 (4.00%) Legal
2 5 (4.00%) Marketing
3 4 (3.20%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.40%) Banking
4 3 (2.40%) Electronics
4 3 (2.40%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.60%) Retail
6 1 (0.80%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.80%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 27 (21.60%) Support Engineer
2 15 (12.00%) IT Support
3 13 (10.40%) Consultant
4 12 (9.60%) Windows Engineer
5 11 (8.80%) Analyst
6 10 (8.00%) Administrator
6 10 (8.00%) IT Engineer
7 9 (7.20%) IT Manager
8 8 (6.40%) Exchange Engineer
8 8 (6.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (6.40%) IT Support Technician
8 8 (6.40%) IT Technician
8 8 (6.40%) Support Technician
8 8 (6.40%) Systems Administrator
9 7 (5.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 7 (5.60%) 3rd Line Support
9 7 (5.60%) Cloud Consultant
9 7 (5.60%) Network Engineer
9 7 (5.60%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (5.60%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.20%) LDAP
2 5 (4.00%) MAPI
3 2 (1.60%) HTML
3 2 (1.60%) Java EE
4 1 (0.80%) .NET
4 1 (0.80%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.80%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.80%) COM
4 1 (0.80%) CSS
4 1 (0.80%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.80%) Data Centre
2 19 (15.20%) Self-Motivation
2 19 (15.20%) Video Conferencing
3 16 (12.80%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (9.60%) Public Cloud
5 9 (7.20%) Management Information System
6 6 (4.80%) Replication
7 5 (4.00%) Private Cloud
7 5 (4.00%) YubiKey
8 4 (3.20%) Driving Licence
9 3 (2.40%) Fintech
9 3 (2.40%) iPhone
9 3 (2.40%) User Experience
10 2 (1.60%) Blackberry
10 2 (1.60%) Clustering
10 2 (1.60%) e-Learning
10 2 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (1.60%) NHS
10 2 (1.60%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.80%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 89 (71.20%) Windows
2 61 (48.80%) Windows Server
3 30 (24.00%) Windows 10
4 29 (23.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (12.00%) Windows 7
6 13 (10.40%) Linux
7 12 (9.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (6.40%) Apple iOS
8 8 (6.40%) VMS
9 6 (4.80%) Android
9 6 (4.80%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (4.00%) Mac OS X
10 5 (4.00%) Windows Phone
11 4 (3.20%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.60%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.60%) SUSE
13 1 (0.80%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (24.80%) ITIL
2 21 (16.80%) Migration
2 21 (16.80%) Problem-Solving
3 16 (12.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 16 (12.80%) Presales
4 11 (8.80%) Asset Management
5 8 (6.40%) Load Balancing
5 8 (6.40%) PRINCE2
5 8 (6.40%) Project Management
5 8 (6.40%) Service Delivery
6 7 (5.60%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (5.60%) Incident Management
7 6 (4.80%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (4.80%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (4.80%) Procure-to-Pay
7 6 (4.80%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (4.00%) Application Virtualisation
8 5 (4.00%) Security Hardening
8 5 (4.00%) Server Management
8 5 (4.00%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 29 (23.20%) SQL
2 26 (20.80%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.40%) Go
3 3 (2.40%) Python
3 3 (2.40%) Ruby
3 3 (2.40%) VBScript
4 2 (1.60%) C#
4 2 (1.60%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.80%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.80%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (9.60%) MCSE
3 11 (8.80%) Degree
4 9 (7.20%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (5.60%) CCNA
6 6 (4.80%) A+ Certification
6 6 (4.80%) Network+ Certification
7 5 (4.00%) CCNP
7 5 (4.00%) Security Cleared
8 3 (2.40%) CompTIA Security+
8 3 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.40%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.60%) CCIE
9 2 (1.60%) MCITP
9 2 (1.60%) MCTS
10 1 (0.80%) JNCIE
10 1 (0.80%) JNCIP
10 1 (0.80%) NVQ Level 3
10 1 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.00%) PMO
2 4 (3.20%) SLA
3 3 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.60%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 73 (58.40%) Active Directory
2 44 (35.20%) Hyper-V
3 41 (32.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (6.40%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (4.00%) KVM
6 4 (3.20%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (2.40%) Docker
7 3 (2.40%) iptables
7 3 (2.40%) Terminal Server
7 3 (2.40%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (2.40%) VirtualBox
7 3 (2.40%) vSphere
7 3 (2.40%) Xen
8 2 (1.60%) Firmware
8 2 (1.60%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (1.60%) XenApp
8 2 (1.60%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 33 (26.40%) SCCM
2 15 (12.00%) SCOM
3 14 (11.20%) SCVMM
4 10 (8.00%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (6.40%) SCSM
6 6 (4.80%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (2.40%) Graphite
7 3 (2.40%) Kibana
7 3 (2.40%) Nagios
7 3 (2.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (2.40%) vCenter Server
8 2 (1.60%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.60%) FortiGate
8 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (1.60%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.60%) OfficeScan
8 2 (1.60%) SmoothWall
8 2 (1.60%) WSUS
9 1 (0.80%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 96 (76.80%) Microsoft
2 45 (36.00%) VMware
3 31 (24.80%) Cisco
4 25 (20.00%) Citrix
5 17 (13.60%) Sophos
6 15 (12.00%) Juniper
7 13 (10.40%) Dell
8 12 (9.60%) Symantec
9 10 (8.00%) Apple
9 10 (8.00%) SolarWinds
10 9 (7.20%) Veeam
11 8 (6.40%) CommVault
11 8 (6.40%) Dell Compellent
12 5 (4.00%) Google
12 5 (4.00%) NETGEAR
12 5 (4.00%) Vyatta
13 4 (3.20%) F5
13 4 (3.20%) Remedy
14 3 (2.40%) HP
14 3 (2.40%) SAP