Period
to 5 August 2020

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 6 months to 5 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
England > South West
6 months to
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 200 278 282
Rank change year-on-year +78 +4 +2
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 19 58 66
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 0.43% 0.58% 0.62%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.84% 3.70% 3.87%
Number of salaries quoted 17 46 47
Median annual salary £40,000 £43,750 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.57% +12.18% +11.43%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £63,750 £53,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% -

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 West with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 670 1,566 1,707
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.20% 15.66% 16.08%
Number of salaries quoted 553 1,243 1,339
Median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,263
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +9.28% +0.66%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £66,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £54,000 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.00% +5.26%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Skype for Business as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in the South West

Skype for Business
Salary Trend in the South West

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Skype for Business in the South West over the 6 months to 5 August 2020.

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 6 months to 5 August 2020. 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
Bristol +54 7 £37,500 +4.90% 1
Gloucestershire +51 4 £50,000 -16.67%
Wiltshire - 3 £29,500 - 1
Cornwall +14 2 - -
Devon - 1 £30,000 - 2
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 5 August 2020, 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 West region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 18 (94.74%) Microsoft
1 18 (94.74%) Skype
2 12 (63.16%) Problem-Solving
3 11 (57.89%) Office 365
3 11 (57.89%) Windows
4 8 (42.11%) VMware
5 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
5 7 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (31.58%) Cisco
6 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
6 6 (31.58%) SAN
7 5 (26.32%) ITSM
7 5 (26.32%) Migration
7 5 (26.32%) ITIL
7 5 (26.32%) SharePoint
7 5 (26.32%) Azure
7 5 (26.32%) SCCM
7 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (21.05%) LAN
8 4 (21.05%) Linux
8 4 (21.05%) WAN
8 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
8 4 (21.05%) Red Hat
9 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
9 3 (15.79%) Project Management
9 3 (15.79%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (15.79%) Change Management
9 3 (15.79%) Workflow
9 3 (15.79%) Information Security
9 3 (15.79%) Document Management

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 5 (26.32%) SharePoint
2 3 (15.79%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) InfoPath
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Faxination
Cloud Services
1 11 (57.89%) Office 365
2 5 (26.32%) Azure
3 3 (15.79%) IaaS
3 3 (15.79%) OneDrive
3 3 (15.79%) Power Platform
4 2 (10.53%) PaaS
5 1 (5.26%) AWS
5 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (94.74%) Skype
2 6 (31.58%) SAN
3 4 (21.05%) LAN
3 4 (21.05%) WAN
4 3 (15.79%) Extranet
4 3 (15.79%) Intranet
4 3 (15.79%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (15.79%) WLAN
5 2 (10.53%) Wireless
6 1 (5.26%) DNS
6 1 (5.26%) Firewall
6 1 (5.26%) NAS
6 1 (5.26%) VLAN
6 1 (5.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.79%) Power BI
General
1 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Support Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support Technician
2 3 (15.79%) Consultant
2 3 (15.79%) Developer
2 3 (15.79%) Help Desk Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) IT Support
2 3 (15.79%) IT Support Technician
2 3 (15.79%) IT Technician
2 3 (15.79%) SharePoint Developer
2 3 (15.79%) Support Technician
3 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Cloud Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Cloud Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Collaboration Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Presales Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Presales Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
1 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
1 3 (15.79%) HTML
1 3 (15.79%) HTML5
1 3 (15.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) User Experience
3 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Linux
3 3 (15.79%) CentOS
3 3 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2019
5 1 (5.26%) Debian
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Problem-Solving
2 5 (26.32%) ITIL
2 5 (26.32%) ITSM
2 5 (26.32%) Migration
3 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (15.79%) Change Management
3 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
3 3 (15.79%) Creative Thinking
3 3 (15.79%) CRM
3 3 (15.79%) Document Management
3 3 (15.79%) Information Security
3 3 (15.79%) Knowledge Management
3 3 (15.79%) Presales
3 3 (15.79%) Problem Management
3 3 (15.79%) Project Management
3 3 (15.79%) Security Patching
3 3 (15.79%) Time Management
3 3 (15.79%) Use Case
3 3 (15.79%) Workflow
4 2 (10.53%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) CCNA
1 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
1 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (15.79%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
4 2 (10.53%) XenApp
5 1 (5.26%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (5.26%) ISA Server
5 1 (5.26%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) SCCM
2 3 (15.79%) vCenter Server
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (5.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (94.74%) Microsoft
2 8 (42.11%) VMware
3 6 (31.58%) Cisco
4 4 (21.05%) Red Hat
5 3 (15.79%) Citrix
5 3 (15.79%) Nintex
5 3 (15.79%) Polycom
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle
6 1 (5.26%) Symantec
6 1 (5.26%) Veeam