The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 30 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
England / South West
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 202 221 176
Rank change year-on-year +19 -45  
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 29 34 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.56% 0.60% 1.26%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.27% 2.45% 5.95%
Number of salaries quoted 21 34 61
Median salary £37,500 £38,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.31% -5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,064 £25,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,750
% change year-on-year +6.25% -6.43%  

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 West with a requirement for application platform skills.

Application Platform Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 888 1386 1295
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 17.26% 24.42% 21.15%
Number of salaries quoted 738 1191 1082
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
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 West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 West

Skype for Business
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Skype for Business in the South West.

Salary trend for Skype for Business in the South West

Skype for Business
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in the South West over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Skype for Business in the South West

Skype for Business
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
Bristol -1 14 £28,500 -28.75% 6
Cornwall - 9 £42,500 -
Wiltshire +20 3 £32,625 +30.50% 3
Dorset +17 2 £51,500 +11.35%
Somerset -16 1 £30,000 -14.28%
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 West region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 38 (67.86%) Skype
2 36 (64.29%) Microsoft
3 27 (48.21%) Active Directory
4 23 (41.07%) Office 365
5 22 (39.29%) Windows
5 22 (39.29%) MS Exchange
6 19 (33.93%) ITIL
7 18 (32.14%) VMware
8 17 (30.36%) Cisco
9 15 (26.79%) Unified Communications
9 15 (26.79%) Exchange Server 2010
9 15 (26.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (23.21%) Hyper-V
10 13 (23.21%) SharePoint
11 12 (21.43%) LAN
11 12 (21.43%) WAN
11 12 (21.43%) SCCM
12 11 (19.64%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (19.64%) Microsoft Certification
13 10 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
14 9 (16.07%) Enterprise Software
14 9 (16.07%) Windows Server
14 9 (16.07%) Avaya
14 9 (16.07%) SAN
14 9 (16.07%) Firewall
14 9 (16.07%) Telecoms
15 8 (14.29%) Degree
15 8 (14.29%) MCSE
16 7 (12.50%) SQL
16 7 (12.50%) HP

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 22 (39.29%) MS Exchange
2 15 (26.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (23.21%) SharePoint
4 4 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (7.14%) SAS
5 3 (5.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (5.36%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.79%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (41.07%) Office 365
2 7 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (3.57%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 38 (67.86%) Skype
2 15 (26.79%) Unified Communications
3 12 (21.43%) LAN
3 12 (21.43%) WAN
4 9 (16.07%) Firewall
4 9 (16.07%) SAN
5 6 (10.71%) CTI
5 6 (10.71%) TCP/IP
5 6 (10.71%) VoIP
5 6 (10.71%) VPN
6 5 (8.93%) MD110
6 5 (8.93%) PABX
6 5 (8.93%) Wireless
7 4 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (7.14%) DNS
7 4 (7.14%) iSCSI
7 4 (7.14%) VLAN
8 3 (5.36%) DHCP
8 3 (5.36%) MPLS
8 3 (5.36%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.79%) MySQL
General
1 9 (16.07%) Telecoms
2 5 (8.93%) Billing
2 5 (8.93%) Finance
3 4 (7.14%) Marketing
4 2 (3.57%) Back Office
4 2 (3.57%) Electronics
4 2 (3.57%) Legal
4 2 (3.57%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.79%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (12.50%) Analyst
1 7 (12.50%) Consultant
2 5 (8.93%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (8.93%) Telephony Manager
3 4 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Technician
3 4 (7.14%) Exchange Engineer
3 4 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (7.14%) Network Engineer
3 4 (7.14%) Support Engineer
3 4 (7.14%) Support Technician
4 3 (5.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (5.36%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (5.36%) Exchange Support
4 3 (5.36%) Messaging Consultant
4 3 (5.36%) Network Support
4 3 (5.36%) Team Leader
5 2 (3.57%) Blackberry Specialist
5 2 (3.57%) Communications Specialist
5 2 (3.57%) Mobile Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.79%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.07%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (10.71%) Clustering
2 6 (10.71%) Data Centre
3 4 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.36%) Blackberry
4 3 (5.36%) BYOD
4 3 (5.36%) iPhone
4 3 (5.36%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (3.57%) Replication
6 1 (1.79%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.79%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.79%) PKI
6 1 (1.79%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (39.29%) Windows
2 15 (26.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (19.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (16.07%) Windows Server
5 7 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (5.36%) Linux
6 3 (5.36%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.57%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.79%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.79%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (33.93%) ITIL
2 7 (12.50%) Data Protection
2 7 (12.50%) Migration
3 6 (10.71%) Service Delivery
4 5 (8.93%) Statistics
5 4 (7.14%) Mentoring
5 4 (7.14%) Network Design
5 4 (7.14%) Service Management
6 3 (5.36%) Load Balancing
6 3 (5.36%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (5.36%) Presales
6 3 (5.36%) Project Management
7 2 (3.57%) B2B
7 2 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (3.57%) Document Management
7 2 (3.57%) Line Management
7 2 (3.57%) Proactive Monitoring
7 2 (3.57%) Programme Management
7 2 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (3.57%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.50%) SQL
2 4 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (19.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (14.29%) Degree
2 8 (14.29%) MCSE
3 5 (8.93%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (7.14%) CCNA
5 3 (5.36%) CCNP
5 3 (5.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (3.57%) MCITP
6 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.57%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.79%) CCDP
7 1 (1.79%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.79%) PMO
2 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (48.21%) Active Directory
2 13 (23.21%) Hyper-V
3 10 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (8.93%) vSphere
5 2 (3.57%) DFS Replication
5 2 (3.57%) KVM
6 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.79%) Postfix
6 1 (1.79%) Squid
6 1 (1.79%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.79%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.79%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.79%) XenApp
6 1 (1.79%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (21.43%) SCCM
2 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 4 (7.14%) Failover Clustering
3 4 (7.14%) NetBackup
3 4 (7.14%) SCOM
4 3 (5.36%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (5.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (3.57%) Backup Exec
5 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (3.57%) OpenNebula
6 1 (1.79%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.79%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.79%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 36 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 18 (32.14%) VMware
3 17 (30.36%) Cisco
4 9 (16.07%) Avaya
5 7 (12.50%) HP
6 6 (10.71%) NetApp
7 5 (8.93%) Ericsson
7 5 (8.93%) Mitel
8 4 (7.14%) Juniper
8 4 (7.14%) SolarWinds
9 3 (5.36%) 3PAR
9 3 (5.36%) Apple
9 3 (5.36%) CheckPoint
9 3 (5.36%) F5
9 3 (5.36%) IronPort
9 3 (5.36%) RightFax
9 3 (5.36%) Symantec
10 2 (3.57%) EMC
10 2 (3.57%) Red Hat
10 2 (3.57%) SAP
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