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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 261 240 218
Rank change year-on-year -21 -22  
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 137 239 287
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.91% 1.22% 1.39%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.11% 6.39% 7.02%
Number of salaries quoted 120 189 223
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £25,500 £29,900
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £58,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,500 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +2.35% -3.40%  

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 2679 3741 4087
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 17.85% 19.11% 19.75%
Number of salaries quoted 2249 3281 3422
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.25% -  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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
Berkshire +3 58 £46,250 +2.77% 4
Oxfordshire +28 39 £55,000 +22.22% 5
Hampshire +17 17 £44,500 +11.25% 5
Surrey -14 11 £37,500 -15.73% 2
West Sussex +10 6 £47,500 +46.15%
Kent +9 6 £28,750 -36.11% 1
Buckinghamshire 0 4 £19,500 -57.60%
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 188 (67.14%) Microsoft
2 183 (65.36%) Windows
3 169 (60.36%) Skype
4 150 (53.57%) Active Directory
5 144 (51.43%) Office 365
6 107 (38.21%) Windows Server
7 93 (33.21%) Cisco
8 82 (29.29%) Microsoft Azure
9 76 (27.14%) MS Exchange
10 70 (25.00%) Hyper-V
11 66 (23.57%) MS Excel
11 66 (23.57%) VMware
12 61 (21.79%) Windows Server 2012
13 59 (21.07%) SharePoint
14 56 (20.00%) ITIL
15 52 (18.57%) VMware Infrastructure
16 50 (17.86%) SCCM
17 49 (17.50%) Amazon AWS
17 49 (17.50%) Firewall
18 47 (16.79%) Windows Server 2008
19 46 (16.43%) SCOM
19 46 (16.43%) DNS
20 45 (16.07%) VPN
21 42 (15.00%) DHCP
21 42 (15.00%) SQL Server
22 41 (14.64%) PowerShell
23 35 (12.50%) Citrix
24 34 (12.14%) Microsoft Certification
24 34 (12.14%) Windows 7
24 34 (12.14%) 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 76 (27.14%) MS Exchange
2 59 (21.07%) SharePoint
3 27 (9.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (9.64%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.71%) IIS
7 1 (0.36%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.36%) SAS
7 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 66 (23.57%) MS Excel
2 32 (11.43%) MS Office
3 8 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.36%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.36%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.36%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 144 (51.43%) Office 365
2 82 (29.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 49 (17.50%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (8.57%) IaaS
5 11 (3.93%) OneDrive
6 9 (3.21%) PaaS
6 9 (3.21%) Yammer
7 6 (2.14%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.71%) SaaS
9 1 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.36%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.36%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.36%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.36%) G Suite
9 1 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.36%) MailChimp
9 1 (0.36%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 169 (60.36%) Skype
2 49 (17.50%) Firewall
3 46 (16.43%) DNS
4 45 (16.07%) VPN
5 42 (15.00%) DHCP
6 34 (12.14%) Unified Communications
7 32 (11.43%) Wireless
8 30 (10.71%) PBX
8 30 (10.71%) VoIP
8 30 (10.71%) WAN
9 28 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
9 28 (10.00%) LAN
10 27 (9.64%) Cisco Wireless
10 27 (9.64%) PSTN
11 24 (8.57%) Kerberos
11 24 (8.57%) LDAP
12 22 (7.86%) Cisco IOS
13 19 (6.79%) MPLS
14 18 (6.43%) SAN
15 17 (6.07%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (2.14%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.79%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (1.07%) Big Data
6 1 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.36%) MySQL
6 1 (0.36%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 24 (8.57%) Finance
2 12 (4.29%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.79%) Advertising
3 5 (1.79%) Back Office
3 5 (1.79%) Retail
4 4 (1.43%) Legal
5 2 (0.71%) Billing
5 2 (0.71%) German Language
5 2 (0.71%) Marketing
6 1 (0.36%) Law
6 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 47 (16.79%) Analyst
2 42 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 25 (8.93%) Windows Engineer
4 23 (8.21%) Systems Engineer
5 20 (7.14%) Consultant
6 19 (6.79%) Network Analyst
7 18 (6.43%) IT Support
7 18 (6.43%) Support Analyst
8 15 (5.36%) Cisco Analyst
8 15 (5.36%) Cisco Network Analyst
9 14 (5.00%) Support Engineer
10 13 (4.64%) Cloud Engineer
10 13 (4.64%) Senior Systems Engineer
10 13 (4.64%) Server Analyst
10 13 (4.64%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
10 13 (4.64%) Windows Server Analyst
11 11 (3.93%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 11 (3.93%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 11 (3.93%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 10 (3.57%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.64%) Web Services
2 6 (2.14%) .NET
3 5 (1.79%) CSS
3 5 (1.79%) XML
3 5 (1.79%) XSLT
4 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.36%) Velocity
4 1 (0.36%) WAP
4 1 (0.36%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.29%) Data Centre
2 16 (5.71%) Computer Science
3 12 (4.29%) Video Conferencing
4 11 (3.93%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.50%) Clustering
6 4 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.43%) PKI
6 4 (1.43%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.07%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.07%) HP StoreVirtual
7 3 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.07%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.07%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.71%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.71%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.36%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.36%) iPhone
9 1 (0.36%) IVR
9 1 (0.36%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 183 (65.36%) Windows
2 107 (38.21%) Windows Server
3 61 (21.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 47 (16.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (12.14%) Windows 7
6 15 (5.36%) Windows 10
7 12 (4.29%) Windows 8
8 10 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (2.50%) Linux
10 6 (2.14%) Windows Phone
11 4 (1.43%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (1.43%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.36%) Android
13 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.36%) Solaris
13 1 (0.36%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (20.00%) ITIL
2 25 (8.93%) Identity Management
3 24 (8.57%) Migration
4 19 (6.79%) Network Monitoring
5 16 (5.71%) Security Patching
6 15 (5.36%) Continuous Improvement
6 15 (5.36%) Disaster Recovery
6 15 (5.36%) Mentoring
6 15 (5.36%) Presales
6 15 (5.36%) Threat Detection
7 14 (5.00%) Incident Management
8 13 (4.64%) Project Management
9 12 (4.29%) High Availability
10 9 (3.21%) Load Balancing
10 9 (3.21%) Performance Management
10 9 (3.21%) Service Management
11 8 (2.86%) Capacity Planning
11 8 (2.86%) Change Management
11 8 (2.86%) Problem Management
11 8 (2.86%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 41 (14.64%) PowerShell
2 25 (8.93%) SQL
3 5 (1.79%) JavaScript
4 4 (1.43%) VBScript
5 1 (0.36%) C
Qualifications
1 34 (12.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (11.79%) Cisco Certification
3 32 (11.43%) Degree
4 25 (8.93%) MCSE
5 16 (5.71%) CCIE
6 14 (5.00%) CCNA
6 14 (5.00%) CCNP
7 13 (4.64%) MCSA
8 11 (3.93%) MCP
9 10 (3.57%) Security Cleared
10 9 (3.21%) SC Cleared
11 6 (2.14%) HND
11 6 (2.14%) MCITP
12 3 (1.07%) A+ Certification
12 3 (1.07%) NCDA
13 2 (0.71%) HNC
13 2 (0.71%) MCTS
13 2 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 1 (0.36%) CISA
14 1 (0.36%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.00%) SLA
2 5 (1.79%) QA
3 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 150 (53.57%) Active Directory
2 70 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 52 (18.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (3.21%) Forefront TMG
4 9 (3.21%) ISA Server
5 7 (2.50%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (2.14%) Firmware
6 6 (2.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 6 (2.14%) vSphere
6 6 (2.14%) XenApp
7 5 (1.79%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (1.43%) Terminal Server
8 4 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (1.07%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.71%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.36%) Xen
11 1 (0.36%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 50 (17.86%) SCCM
2 46 (16.43%) SCOM
3 16 (5.71%) Cisco CUCM
4 10 (3.57%) Nagios
5 7 (2.50%) SCSM
6 5 (1.79%) WSUS
7 4 (1.43%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (1.43%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (1.43%) NetBackup
8 3 (1.07%) Backup Exec
8 3 (1.07%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (1.07%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.71%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.36%) Ansible
10 1 (0.36%) Cisco UCCE
10 1 (0.36%) Cisco UCCX
10 1 (0.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.36%) Puppet
10 1 (0.36%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 188 (67.14%) Microsoft
2 93 (33.21%) Cisco
3 66 (23.57%) VMware
4 35 (12.50%) Citrix
5 28 (10.00%) SolarWinds
6 27 (9.64%) Avaya
6 27 (9.64%) HP
7 25 (8.93%) F5
8 23 (8.21%) Polycom
9 17 (6.07%) Forcepoint
10 15 (5.36%) Mitel
11 14 (5.00%) CheckPoint
11 14 (5.00%) Juniper
12 11 (3.93%) Palo Alto
13 10 (3.57%) 3PAR
13 10 (3.57%) NetApp
14 9 (3.21%) Blue Coat
14 9 (3.21%) Dell
14 9 (3.21%) Sophos
15 8 (2.86%) Sonus
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