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 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
England / South East
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 274 310 228
Rank change year-on-year +36 -82  
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 124 134 292
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.86% 0.73% 1.37%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.70% 3.86% 6.84%
Number of salaries quoted 106 103 221
Median salary £40,000 £35,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.67% -11.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,700 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £64,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Skype for Business is in the application platform skills category. The next 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.

Application Platform Skills
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 2640 3470 4267
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 18.25% 18.78% 19.97%
Number of salaries quoted 2244 3034 3645
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.52% +2.40%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £28,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Skype for Business as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxfordshire +57 48 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Berkshire -1 22 £45,000 +32.35% 3
Hampshire +5 16 £42,500 +19.71% 2
Kent +14 12 £26,500 -55.83%
Surrey +7 12 £40,000 +14.28%
West Sussex +10 6 £37,000 -7.50%
East Sussex +14 4 £25,000 -50.00%
Buckinghamshire +1 3 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT jobs citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 184 (71.32%) Windows
2 183 (70.93%) Skype
3 178 (68.99%) Office 365
3 178 (68.99%) Microsoft
4 154 (59.69%) Active Directory
5 148 (57.36%) Windows Server
6 100 (38.76%) Hyper-V
7 97 (37.60%) Microsoft Azure
8 87 (33.72%) Windows Server 2012
9 86 (33.33%) SCCM
10 81 (31.40%) VMware
11 76 (29.46%) DNS
12 70 (27.13%) Windows Server 2008
13 69 (26.74%) DHCP
14 68 (26.36%) Cisco
15 66 (25.58%) MS Exchange
16 60 (23.26%) Amazon AWS
17 59 (22.87%) VMware Infrastructure
18 58 (22.48%) SCOM
18 58 (22.48%) PBX
19 55 (21.32%) IaaS
20 52 (20.16%) PSTN
20 52 (20.16%) ITIL
21 50 (19.38%) Identity Management
22 47 (18.22%) PowerShell
23 45 (17.44%) SharePoint
24 44 (17.05%) Microsoft Office
25 37 (14.34%) Firewall
25 37 (14.34%) Migration
25 37 (14.34%) 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 66 (25.58%) MS Exchange
2 45 (17.44%) SharePoint
3 37 (14.34%) Exchange Server 2010
4 30 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2013
5 16 (6.20%) Exchange Server 2007
6 13 (5.04%) Exchange Server 2003
7 9 (3.49%) SAS
8 7 (2.71%) IIS
9 5 (1.94%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (1.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.39%) Apache
11 1 (0.39%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.39%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.39%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 44 (17.05%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (4.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (2.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.94%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.39%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.39%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 178 (68.99%) Office 365
2 97 (37.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 60 (23.26%) Amazon AWS
4 55 (21.32%) IaaS
5 29 (11.24%) PaaS
6 14 (5.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 11 (4.26%) SaaS
8 10 (3.88%) OneDrive
9 9 (3.49%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (1.94%) Yammer
11 3 (1.16%) MailChimp
12 2 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.39%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.39%) AWS CloudTrail
13 1 (0.39%) CloudFront
13 1 (0.39%) G Suite
13 1 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.39%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 183 (70.93%) Skype
2 76 (29.46%) DNS
3 69 (26.74%) DHCP
4 58 (22.48%) PBX
5 52 (20.16%) PSTN
6 37 (14.34%) Firewall
6 37 (14.34%) Unified Communications
7 36 (13.95%) LDAP
8 32 (12.40%) Kerberos
9 23 (8.91%) VPN
10 22 (8.53%) MPLS
10 22 (8.53%) WAN
11 21 (8.14%) VoIP
11 21 (8.14%) Wireless
12 19 (7.36%) LAN
13 18 (6.98%) Cisco ASA
14 16 (6.20%) SAN
14 16 (6.20%) TCP/IP
15 15 (5.81%) Cisco IOS
16 13 (5.04%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (13.18%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.78%) MySQL
4 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.39%) Pentaho
5 1 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.39%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 17 (6.59%) Finance
1 17 (6.59%) Telecoms
2 10 (3.88%) Retail
3 6 (2.33%) Marketing
4 4 (1.55%) Advertising
5 3 (1.16%) Banking
6 2 (0.78%) German Language
6 2 (0.78%) Legal
7 1 (0.39%) Back Office
7 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 48 (18.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 44 (17.05%) Analyst
3 33 (12.79%) Support Engineer
4 31 (12.02%) Systems Engineer
5 25 (9.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 25 (9.69%) Cloud Engineer
5 25 (9.69%) Consultant
6 21 (8.14%) 3rd Line Support
6 21 (8.14%) Support Analyst
7 19 (7.36%) Microsoft Engineer
7 19 (7.36%) Office 365 Engineer
8 18 (6.98%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 18 (6.98%) IT Support
8 18 (6.98%) Windows Engineer
9 17 (6.59%) IT Engineer
10 16 (6.20%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 16 (6.20%) AWS Engineer
10 16 (6.20%) Infrastructure Support
11 14 (5.43%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
12 13 (5.04%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.10%) Web Services
2 1 (0.39%) .NET
2 1 (0.39%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.53%) Data Centre
2 15 (5.81%) PKI
3 13 (5.04%) Greenfield Project
3 13 (5.04%) Video Conferencing
4 12 (4.65%) BYOD
5 6 (2.33%) Blackberry
5 6 (2.33%) Clustering
6 3 (1.16%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.16%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.16%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.16%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.78%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.78%) HP StoreVirtual
7 2 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (0.78%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.39%) CESG
8 1 (0.39%) CMDB
8 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.39%) iPhone
8 1 (0.39%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 184 (71.32%) Windows
2 148 (57.36%) Windows Server
3 87 (33.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 70 (27.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 31 (12.02%) Windows 7
6 17 (6.59%) Windows 8
7 15 (5.81%) Windows 10
8 13 (5.04%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (3.49%) Apple iOS
10 7 (2.71%) Windows XP
11 6 (2.33%) Linux
12 5 (1.94%) Mac OS X
13 4 (1.55%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (1.55%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.78%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.39%) Android
15 1 (0.39%) CentOS
15 1 (0.39%) Debian
15 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (20.16%) ITIL
2 50 (19.38%) Identity Management
3 37 (14.34%) Migration
4 25 (9.69%) Kalman Filter
4 25 (9.69%) Presales
5 24 (9.30%) Patch Management
6 20 (7.75%) Mentoring
7 18 (6.98%) Service Delivery
8 15 (5.81%) Email Filtering
9 14 (5.43%) Task Automation
10 13 (5.04%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (5.04%) Project Management
10 13 (5.04%) Service Design
11 12 (4.65%) Customer Requirements
11 12 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
12 11 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
12 11 (4.26%) Incident Management
12 11 (4.26%) Network Monitoring
12 11 (4.26%) Problem Management
12 11 (4.26%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 47 (18.22%) PowerShell
2 28 (10.85%) SQL
3 3 (1.16%) VBScript
4 2 (0.78%) C
Qualifications
1 35 (13.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (12.40%) MCSE
3 20 (7.75%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (6.98%) Degree
5 13 (5.04%) MCSA
6 12 (4.65%) CCNA
6 12 (4.65%) MCP
7 11 (4.26%) Security Cleared
8 9 (3.49%) SC Cleared
9 8 (3.10%) HND
10 7 (2.71%) CCIE
11 5 (1.94%) HNC
12 4 (1.55%) MCITP
12 4 (1.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 3 (1.16%) CCNP
14 2 (0.78%) DV Cleared
14 2 (0.78%) MCTS
14 2 (0.78%) NCDA
14 2 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 1 (0.39%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.26%) SLA
2 4 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.16%) QA
4 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.39%) PMO
System Software
1 154 (59.69%) Active Directory
2 100 (38.76%) Hyper-V
3 59 (22.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (5.43%) vSphere
5 12 (4.65%) XenApp
6 10 (3.88%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.78%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.78%) Firmware
8 2 (0.78%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.78%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.39%) vCloud
9 1 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.39%) Xen
Systems Management
1 86 (33.33%) SCCM
2 58 (22.48%) SCOM
3 17 (6.59%) WSUS
4 11 (4.26%) Backup Exec
4 11 (4.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 10 (3.88%) Norton AntiVirus
6 9 (3.49%) Puppet
6 9 (3.49%) SmoothWall
7 8 (3.10%) Terraform
8 5 (1.94%) Nagios
9 4 (1.55%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (1.55%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (1.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.39%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.39%) Ansible
11 1 (0.39%) cPanel
11 1 (0.39%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.39%) Plesk
11 1 (0.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 178 (68.99%) Microsoft
2 81 (31.40%) VMware
3 68 (26.36%) Cisco
4 34 (13.18%) Citrix
5 22 (8.53%) Avaya
5 22 (8.53%) HP
6 19 (7.36%) Dell
6 19 (7.36%) Polycom
7 17 (6.59%) F5
7 17 (6.59%) Mitel
8 15 (5.81%) SolarWinds
9 12 (4.65%) NetApp
10 11 (4.26%) Forcepoint
10 11 (4.26%) Symantec
11 10 (3.88%) CheckPoint
11 10 (3.88%) Juniper
11 10 (3.88%) Sophos
12 9 (3.49%) Apple
12 9 (3.49%) EMC
12 9 (3.49%) Veeam
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