Period
to 17 July 2019

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 17 July 2019 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
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 345 400 323
Rank change year-on-year +55 -77 -6
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 168 150 248
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.63% 0.49% 0.83%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.28% 2.86% 4.53%
Number of salaries quoted 128 119 220
South East median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% +11.76% +10.39%
10th Percentile £30,950 £23,950 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £72,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 3,921 5,242 5,478
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.74% 17.16% 18.32%
Number of salaries quoted 3,163 4,427 4,646
South East median annual salary £48,750 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £65,625
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 17 July 2019.

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 17 July 2019. 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 +7 67 £52,500 +10.53% 18
Surrey +53 44 £52,500 -12.50% 12
Berkshire -21 29 £40,000 -20.00% 12
Hampshire -1 23 £40,000 -20.00% 5
Oxfordshire +54 19 £62,500 +150.00% 3
Buckinghamshire +25 19 £51,250 +36.67% 3
West Sussex +13 17 £42,500 +44.07% 6
Kent +16 10 £70,250 +116.15%
East Sussex +26 6 £31,354 +25.41%
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 2019, 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.

1 137 (81.55%) Skype
2 135 (80.36%) Microsoft
3 109 (64.88%) Windows
4 104 (61.90%) Active Directory
5 102 (60.71%) Office 365
6 74 (44.05%) Microsoft Azure
7 69 (41.07%) Windows Server
8 65 (38.69%) VMware
9 62 (36.90%) Cisco
10 56 (33.33%) SharePoint
10 56 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
11 49 (29.17%) Microsoft Office
12 45 (26.79%) PowerShell
13 44 (26.19%) Windows 10
14 41 (24.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 40 (23.81%) Hyper-V
15 40 (23.81%) DNS
15 40 (23.81%) Citrix
15 40 (23.81%) Firewall
16 36 (21.43%) ITIL
16 36 (21.43%) SQL
16 36 (21.43%) IaaS
17 32 (19.05%) MS Exchange
17 32 (19.05%) VPN
18 29 (17.26%) VoIP
18 29 (17.26%) SQL Server
18 29 (17.26%) Data Centre
19 28 (16.67%) Windows 7
19 28 (16.67%) DHCP
20 27 (16.07%) Migration

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 56 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 32 (19.05%) MS Exchange
3 10 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (5.36%) IIS
5 8 (4.76%) Apache
5 8 (4.76%) nginx
6 7 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (2.98%) OpenStack
8 3 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 49 (29.17%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (6.55%) Carpe Diem
1 11 (6.55%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 102 (60.71%) Office 365
2 74 (44.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (21.43%) IaaS
4 25 (14.88%) Amazon AWS
5 23 (13.69%) PaaS
6 14 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
7 13 (7.74%) SaaS
8 12 (7.14%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 12 (7.14%) OneDrive
9 8 (4.76%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (1.79%) Power Platform
10 3 (1.79%) PowerApps
11 2 (1.19%) Yammer
12 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.60%) npm
12 1 (0.60%) ShareGate
12 1 (0.60%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 137 (81.55%) Skype
2 40 (23.81%) DNS
2 40 (23.81%) Firewall
3 32 (19.05%) VPN
4 29 (17.26%) VoIP
5 28 (16.67%) DHCP
6 25 (14.88%) SAN
7 21 (12.50%) MPLS
8 18 (10.71%) Unified Communications
9 16 (9.52%) WAN
10 15 (8.93%) TCP/IP
10 15 (8.93%) Wireless
11 14 (8.33%) PSTN
12 13 (7.74%) LAN
12 13 (7.74%) SMTP
13 12 (7.14%) FTP
13 12 (7.14%) ISDN
13 12 (7.14%) Software-Defined Networking
14 10 (5.95%) H.323
15 9 (5.36%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (17.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.79%) Power BI
3 2 (1.19%) MySQL
3 2 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.60%) EDRMS
4 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (2.98%) JIRA
2 1 (0.60%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.60%) gulp
2 1 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.60%) Yeoman
General
1 13 (7.74%) Finance
1 13 (7.74%) Legal
2 11 (6.55%) Law
3 7 (4.17%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.98%) Electronics
4 5 (2.98%) Financial Institution
4 5 (2.98%) Marketing
5 4 (2.38%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.60%) Banking
6 1 (0.60%) Retail
6 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (22.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 23 (13.69%) Systems Engineer
3 18 (10.71%) Consultant
4 17 (10.12%) Analyst
5 16 (9.52%) Unified Communications Engineer
6 13 (7.74%) Azure Engineer
6 13 (7.74%) Support Engineer
6 13 (7.74%) Windows Engineer
6 13 (7.74%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (7.14%) Architect
7 12 (7.14%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (7.14%) Cloud Consultant
8 11 (6.55%) Service Desk Manager
8 11 (6.55%) Service Manager
9 10 (5.95%) IT Analyst
9 10 (5.95%) IT Support
10 9 (5.36%) IT Manager
11 8 (4.76%) Administrator
11 8 (4.76%) Graduate
11 8 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.71%) LDAP
2 1 (0.60%) AngularJS
2 1 (0.60%) CSS
2 1 (0.60%) Django
2 1 (0.60%) HTML
2 1 (0.60%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (0.60%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 29 (17.26%) Data Centre
2 17 (10.12%) Video Conferencing
3 15 (8.93%) Management Information System
4 10 (5.95%) Public Cloud
5 7 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.57%) User Experience
7 3 (1.79%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.79%) NHS
7 3 (1.79%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.19%) Clustering
9 1 (0.60%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.60%) BYOD
9 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.60%) FMCG
9 1 (0.60%) IVR
9 1 (0.60%) PKI
9 1 (0.60%) Replication
9 1 (0.60%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 109 (64.88%) Windows
2 69 (41.07%) Windows Server
3 44 (26.19%) Windows 10
4 28 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 17 (10.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (8.33%) Windows 8
7 12 (7.14%) Linux
8 10 (5.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (5.36%) Android
9 9 (5.36%) Apple iOS
10 8 (4.76%) VMS
11 4 (2.38%) Mac OS
11 4 (2.38%) Mac OS X Server
12 3 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (1.79%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.60%) CentOS
13 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (24.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 36 (21.43%) ITIL
3 27 (16.07%) Migration
4 22 (13.10%) Presales
5 21 (12.50%) Line Management
6 17 (10.12%) Problem-Solving
7 16 (9.52%) Customer Requirements
7 16 (9.52%) Incident Management
8 15 (8.93%) Identity Management
8 15 (8.93%) Time Management
9 13 (7.74%) ITSM
9 13 (7.74%) Project Management
10 12 (7.14%) Change Management
11 11 (6.55%) Coaching
11 11 (6.55%) Document Management
11 11 (6.55%) Information Security
11 11 (6.55%) Information Security Management
11 11 (6.55%) ISMS
11 11 (6.55%) Security Management
11 11 (6.55%) Workload Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (26.79%) PowerShell
2 36 (21.43%) SQL
3 10 (5.95%) Python
4 9 (5.36%) Ruby
5 8 (4.76%) Go
6 2 (1.19%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.19%) C
7 1 (0.60%) C#
7 1 (0.60%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.60%) PHP
Qualifications
1 25 (14.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (13.10%) MCSE
3 14 (8.33%) Degree
4 13 (7.74%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (7.14%) CCNA
6 11 (6.55%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (4.17%) Security Cleared
8 6 (3.57%) SC Cleared
9 5 (2.98%) CCDP
9 5 (2.98%) CCNP
9 5 (2.98%) DBS Check
9 5 (2.98%) MCITP
9 5 (2.98%) MCSA
10 4 (2.38%) CCIE
10 4 (2.38%) MCP
10 4 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (1.79%) A+ Certification
11 3 (1.79%) CCDA
11 3 (1.79%) CISSP
11 3 (1.79%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.33%) SLA
2 6 (3.57%) GDPR
3 5 (2.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.79%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.60%) QA
System Software
1 104 (61.90%) Active Directory
2 56 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (23.81%) Hyper-V
4 24 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (7.14%) Terminal Server
5 12 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (4.76%) Docker
6 8 (4.76%) iptables
6 8 (4.76%) VirtualBox
6 8 (4.76%) vSphere
6 8 (4.76%) Xen
7 7 (4.17%) XenDesktop
8 5 (2.98%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (1.79%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 3 (1.79%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (1.19%) XenApp
11 1 (0.60%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 1 (0.60%) vCloud
11 1 (0.60%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 26 (15.48%) SCCM
2 20 (11.90%) Single Sign-On
3 19 (11.31%) Microsoft Intune
4 14 (8.33%) DameWare
5 13 (7.74%) SCOM
5 13 (7.74%) vCenter Server
6 8 (4.76%) Graphite
6 8 (4.76%) Kibana
6 8 (4.76%) Nagios
6 8 (4.76%) SCVMM
6 8 (4.76%) ZABBIX
7 7 (4.17%) SCSM
8 5 (2.98%) WSUS
9 4 (2.38%) AirWatch
10 3 (1.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 3 (1.79%) Nessus
11 2 (1.19%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Clustering
11 2 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (1.19%) Puppet
Vendors
1 135 (80.36%) Microsoft
2 65 (38.69%) VMware
3 62 (36.90%) Cisco
4 40 (23.81%) Citrix
5 20 (11.90%) Polycom
6 19 (11.31%) Avaya
7 15 (8.93%) HP
7 15 (8.93%) Mitel
8 14 (8.33%) Aruba
9 12 (7.14%) Dell
10 11 (6.55%) Apple
10 11 (6.55%) ConnectWise
10 11 (6.55%) Google
10 11 (6.55%) iManage
10 11 (6.55%) Sony
11 8 (4.76%) Centreon
11 8 (4.76%) SolarWinds
12 7 (4.17%) Juniper
12 7 (4.17%) Riverbed
13 6 (3.57%) NetApp