Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 419 397 325
Rank change year-on-year -22 -72 0
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 103 146 241
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.39% 0.48% 0.76%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.51% 2.79% 4.16%
Number of salaries quoted 85 123 196
South East median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% -2.78%
10th Percentile £26,950 £24,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £69,000 £65,000 £73,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +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 4,107 5,233 5,794
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.45% 17.08% 18.28%
Number of salaries quoted 3,396 4,424 4,874
South East median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,250 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +3.23% +3.33%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 +10 47 £60,000 +20.00% 7
Berkshire -4 39 £60,000 +20.00% 3
Surrey +31 27 £50,000 +40.85% 7
Hampshire -23 12 £50,000 +17.65% 3
West Sussex - 8 £42,500 - 2
Oxfordshire +25 5 £70,000 +29.63% 1
East Sussex +15 5 £42,500 -7.10%
Buckinghamshire +5 3 £60,000 -7.69% 3
M4 Corridor - 3 £62,500 -
Kent +22 1 £52,500 +50.00% 1
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 91 (88.35%) Microsoft
2 82 (79.61%) Skype
3 74 (71.84%) Office 365
4 63 (61.17%) Windows
5 57 (55.34%) Microsoft Azure
6 56 (54.37%) Active Directory
7 53 (51.46%) Windows Server
8 45 (43.69%) SharePoint
9 38 (36.89%) MS Exchange
9 38 (36.89%) VMware
9 38 (36.89%) VMware Infrastructure
10 31 (30.10%) IaaS
11 30 (29.13%) Hyper-V
11 30 (29.13%) SCCM
12 28 (27.18%) Migration
12 28 (27.18%) Presales
13 27 (26.21%) DNS
14 26 (25.24%) SQL Server
15 25 (24.27%) SaaS
15 25 (24.27%) PaaS
15 25 (24.27%) Problem-Solving
16 24 (23.30%) PowerShell
17 23 (22.33%) ITIL
17 23 (22.33%) Cisco
18 22 (21.36%) SQL
18 22 (21.36%) Amazon AWS
18 22 (21.36%) OneDrive
19 21 (20.39%) Windows 10
20 20 (19.42%) Azure Active Directory
20 20 (19.42%) Windows Server 2012

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 45 (43.69%) SharePoint
2 38 (36.89%) MS Exchange
3 14 (13.59%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (7.77%) IIS
5 5 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.91%) Apache
6 3 (2.91%) nginx
6 3 (2.91%) OpenStack
6 3 (2.91%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.94%) SAS
8 1 (0.97%) CMS
Applications
1 13 (12.62%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.97%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 74 (71.84%) Office 365
2 57 (55.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (30.10%) IaaS
4 25 (24.27%) PaaS
4 25 (24.27%) SaaS
5 22 (21.36%) Amazon AWS
5 22 (21.36%) OneDrive
6 20 (19.42%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (3.88%) Mimecast
7 4 (3.88%) Yammer
8 3 (2.91%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (2.91%) npm
9 2 (1.94%) G Suite
10 1 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 82 (79.61%) Skype
2 27 (26.21%) DNS
3 19 (18.45%) Firewall
4 18 (17.48%) DHCP
5 15 (14.56%) VoIP
6 13 (12.62%) VPN
7 12 (11.65%) SAN
8 10 (9.71%) TCP/IP
9 9 (8.74%) MPLS
10 8 (7.77%) LAN
10 8 (7.77%) Unified Communications
10 8 (7.77%) WAN
11 7 (6.80%) FTP
11 7 (6.80%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (5.83%) NAS
12 6 (5.83%) Remote Desktop
12 6 (5.83%) SMTP
12 6 (5.83%) Software-Defined Networking
12 6 (5.83%) VLAN
13 4 (3.88%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (25.24%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.74%) Power BI
3 6 (5.83%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (3.88%) MySQL
5 3 (2.91%) EDRMS
5 3 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (2.91%) gulp
1 3 (2.91%) Yeoman
General
1 10 (9.71%) Finance
2 5 (4.85%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.91%) Banking
3 3 (2.91%) Electronics
3 3 (2.91%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.91%) Marketing
4 2 (1.94%) Law
4 2 (1.94%) Legal
4 2 (1.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (21.36%) Support Engineer
2 20 (19.42%) Analyst
3 18 (17.48%) Consultant
4 16 (15.53%) Windows Engineer
5 13 (12.62%) Cloud Consultant
6 12 (11.65%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
6 12 (11.65%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 12 (11.65%) Windows Consultant
7 11 (10.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (8.74%) Business Analyst
8 9 (8.74%) IT Engineer
8 9 (8.74%) IT Support
8 9 (8.74%) Office 365 Business Analyst
8 9 (8.74%) Support Analyst
8 9 (8.74%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (7.77%) Azure Engineer
9 8 (7.77%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (7.77%) Windows Support Engineer
10 7 (6.80%) 3rd Line Support
10 7 (6.80%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.77%) LDAP
2 4 (3.88%) MAPI
3 3 (2.91%) AngularJS
3 3 (2.91%) CSS
3 3 (2.91%) HTML
3 3 (2.91%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (18.45%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (12.62%) Data Centre
3 11 (10.68%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (9.71%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (5.83%) Driving Licence
6 5 (4.85%) Public Cloud
6 5 (4.85%) Replication
7 4 (3.88%) e-Learning
7 4 (3.88%) YubiKey
8 3 (2.91%) BYOD
8 3 (2.91%) Fintech
8 3 (2.91%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.94%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.94%) NHS
10 1 (0.97%) Clustering
10 1 (0.97%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.97%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.97%) PKI
10 1 (0.97%) PMI
10 1 (0.97%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 63 (61.17%) Windows
2 53 (51.46%) Windows Server
3 21 (20.39%) Windows 10
4 20 (19.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (12.62%) Linux
6 12 (11.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (10.68%) Windows 7
8 7 (6.80%) Mac OS X
8 7 (6.80%) VMS
8 7 (6.80%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (3.88%) SUSE
10 3 (2.91%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.94%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.97%) Android
12 1 (0.97%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (27.18%) Migration
1 28 (27.18%) Presales
2 25 (24.27%) Problem-Solving
3 23 (22.33%) ITIL
4 16 (15.53%) Project Management
5 14 (13.59%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (12.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 12 (11.65%) Data Protection
7 12 (11.65%) Procure-to-Pay
8 11 (10.68%) Customer Requirements
9 10 (9.71%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (8.74%) Analytics
10 9 (8.74%) Business Process Improvement
10 9 (8.74%) Creative Thinking
10 9 (8.74%) Data Analytics
10 9 (8.74%) PQQ
10 9 (8.74%) Process Improvement
10 9 (8.74%) Software Testing
10 9 (8.74%) Strategic Thinking
11 7 (6.80%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (23.30%) PowerShell
2 22 (21.36%) SQL
3 3 (2.91%) C#
3 3 (2.91%) Go
3 3 (2.91%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.91%) Python
3 3 (2.91%) Ruby
3 3 (2.91%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (12.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (10.68%) Degree
2 11 (10.68%) MCSE
3 7 (6.80%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.80%) Security Cleared
4 6 (5.83%) CCNA
4 6 (5.83%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.91%) A+ Certification
5 3 (2.91%) CCNP
5 3 (2.91%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (1.94%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (1.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.97%) CCDA
7 1 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.97%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.97%) MCSA
7 1 (0.97%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.74%) GDPR
2 4 (3.88%) PMO
3 3 (2.91%) SLA
4 1 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 56 (54.37%) Active Directory
2 38 (36.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (29.13%) Hyper-V
4 11 (10.68%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (5.83%) Terminal Server
6 4 (3.88%) KVM
6 4 (3.88%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (2.91%) Docker
7 3 (2.91%) iptables
7 3 (2.91%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (2.91%) VirtualBox
7 3 (2.91%) vSphere
7 3 (2.91%) Xen
7 3 (2.91%) XenApp
7 3 (2.91%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.97%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 30 (29.13%) SCCM
2 15 (14.56%) SCVMM
3 12 (11.65%) Single Sign-On
4 10 (9.71%) Microsoft Intune
5 9 (8.74%) SCOM
6 6 (5.83%) vCenter Server
7 3 (2.91%) Graphite
7 3 (2.91%) Jamf Pro
7 3 (2.91%) Kibana
7 3 (2.91%) Nagios
7 3 (2.91%) SCSM
8 2 (1.94%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (1.94%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.94%) SmoothWall
8 2 (1.94%) WSUS
9 1 (0.97%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.97%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 91 (88.35%) Microsoft
2 38 (36.89%) VMware
3 23 (22.33%) Cisco
4 20 (19.42%) Citrix
5 14 (13.59%) Symantec
5 14 (13.59%) Veeam
6 9 (8.74%) Sophos
7 8 (7.77%) Dell
8 7 (6.80%) Juniper
9 6 (5.83%) Apple
9 6 (5.83%) Aruba
10 5 (4.85%) Google
11 4 (3.88%) F5
11 4 (3.88%) NETGEAR
11 4 (3.88%) Virgin Media
11 4 (3.88%) Vyatta
12 3 (2.91%) Centreon
12 3 (2.91%) Dell Compellent
12 3 (2.91%) Nintex
12 3 (2.91%) SolarWinds