Period
to 17 January 2021

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 17 January 2021 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
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 209 254 267
Rank change year-on-year +45 +13 -15
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 11 48 52
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 0.25% 0.55% 0.53%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.58% 3.60% 3.70%
Number of salaries quoted 9 37 36
Median annual salary £47,500 £39,000 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.79% -5.45% +63.37%
10th Percentile £33,000 £23,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,500 £55,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% -

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 695 1,334 1,406
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.60% 15.27% 14.40%
Number of salaries quoted 569 1,064 1,172
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £66,500 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%

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 17 January 2021.

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 17 January 2021. 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
Gloucestershire +53 3 £55,000 +15.79%
Wiltshire +37 3 £47,500 +106.52%
Bristol +24 2 £57,500 +49.35% 2
Dorset +20 2 £48,250 +13.53%
Devon +12 1 £25,000 -37.50%
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2021, 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 11 (100.00%) Skype
2 8 (72.73%) SharePoint
2 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
3 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
3 7 (63.64%) SQL
3 7 (63.64%) PowerShell
4 6 (54.55%) Security Cleared
4 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
5 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
5 5 (45.45%) Windows
5 5 (45.45%) Azure
5 5 (45.45%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (36.36%) Office 365
6 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (36.36%) Windows 10
6 4 (36.36%) VMware
7 3 (27.27%) DNS
7 3 (27.27%) Citrix
7 3 (27.27%) MCSE
7 3 (27.27%) VBScript
7 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
7 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (27.27%) SCCM
7 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
7 3 (27.27%) DV Cleared
7 3 (27.27%) vSphere
8 2 (18.18%) AWS
8 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2010

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 8 (72.73%) SharePoint
2 5 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
2 5 (45.45%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (45.45%) Azure
2 4 (36.36%) Office 365
3 2 (18.18%) AWS
3 2 (18.18%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (9.09%) IaaS
4 1 (9.09%) OneDrive
4 1 (9.09%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) Skype
2 3 (27.27%) DNS
3 2 (18.18%) DHCP
3 2 (18.18%) SAN
4 1 (9.09%) Unified Communications
4 1 (9.09%) VLAN
4 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) InstallShield
1 1 (9.09%) MSI
General
1 2 (18.18%) Aerospace
1 2 (18.18%) Military
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) Administrator
1 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Specialist
1 2 (18.18%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
1 2 (18.18%) Senior Microsoft Specialist
1 2 (18.18%) Senior Technical Specialist
1 2 (18.18%) Senior Unix Technical Specialist
1 2 (18.18%) Systems Administrator
1 2 (18.18%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (9.09%) Applications Specialist
2 1 (9.09%) Applications Support
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix Support Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support
2 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Support Specialist
2 1 (9.09%) Technical Support
2 1 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) BYOD
2 1 (9.09%) Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) PKI
2 1 (9.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows 10
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
1 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 2 (18.18%) Technical Leadership
2 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
2 1 (9.09%) Critical Thinking
2 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (9.09%) High Availability
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) Migration
2 1 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (9.09%) Security Hardening
2 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
2 1 (9.09%) Service Management
2 1 (9.09%) Software Asset Management
2 1 (9.09%) Software Licensing
2 1 (9.09%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) PowerShell
1 7 (63.64%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) VBScript
3 2 (18.18%) VB
4 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) Security Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) DV Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) MCSE
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 2 (18.18%) CCA
3 2 (18.18%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (18.18%) CompTIA Security+
3 2 (18.18%) MCSA
3 2 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (27.27%) vSphere
4 2 (18.18%) XenApp
4 2 (18.18%) XenDesktop
5 1 (9.09%) BitLocker
5 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (9.09%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (9.09%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) SCCM
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (18.18%) NetBackup
2 2 (18.18%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (18.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (9.09%) AirWatch
3 1 (9.09%) SCOM
3 1 (9.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) VMware
3 3 (27.27%) Citrix
4 2 (18.18%) Dell
4 2 (18.18%) EMC
4 2 (18.18%) IBM
4 2 (18.18%) NetApp
4 2 (18.18%) Sophos
4 2 (18.18%) Symantec
5 1 (9.09%) Ivanti
5 1 (9.09%) SolarWinds
5 1 (9.09%) Splunk
5 1 (9.09%) Veeam