Period
to 22 January 2018

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 22 January 2018 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 261 294 210
Rank change year-on-year +33 -84 -3
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 79 43 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.78% 0.42% 1.26%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.49% 1.95% 5.84%
Number of salaries quoted 68 30 135
South West median annual salary £25,250 £42,000 £34,712
Median salary % change year-on-year -39.88% +21.00% -10.42%
10th Percentile £19,250 £31,875 £19,750
90th Percentile £43,750 £55,750 £51,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% - -5.56%

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 1,759 2,204 2,481
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 17.46% 21.37% 21.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1,460 1,872 2,121
South West median annual salary £40,000 £38,375 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.23% +2.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £57,625 £60,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £48,000 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +5.88%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Skype for Business as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 22 January 2018.

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 22 January 2018. 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 -5 36 £28,000 -34.12% 9
Somerset +19 20 £24,500 -28.99%
Wiltshire +2 9 £25,250 -38.79% 2
Cornwall -12 8 £35,000 -
Devon - 4 £31,250 - 6
Gloucestershire +35 1 £23,000 -45.88%
Dorset - 1 £22,500 - 6
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 68 (86.08%) Windows
2 56 (70.89%) Skype
3 49 (62.03%) Active Directory
4 40 (50.63%) Microsoft
4 40 (50.63%) Windows 7
5 32 (40.51%) VMware
6 29 (36.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 28 (35.44%) Office 365
7 28 (35.44%) Windows 10
7 28 (35.44%) Windows Server
8 26 (32.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 26 (32.91%) DNS
8 26 (32.91%) ITIL
9 23 (29.11%) SQL Server
10 21 (26.58%) SharePoint
11 20 (25.32%) DHCP
11 20 (25.32%) Firewall
12 19 (24.05%) VMware Infrastructure
13 18 (22.78%) Veeam
14 14 (17.72%) TCP/IP
14 14 (17.72%) Microsoft Office
14 14 (17.72%) SCCM
14 14 (17.72%) Degree
15 11 (13.92%) SLA
15 11 (13.92%) WAN
15 11 (13.92%) Legal
16 9 (11.39%) Microsoft Certification
16 9 (11.39%) VLAN
16 9 (11.39%) Remote Desktop
17 8 (10.13%) Video Conferencing

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 21 (26.58%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.06%) IIS
3 3 (3.80%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (17.72%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.27%) Revit
Business Applications
1 4 (5.06%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 28 (35.44%) Office 365
2 8 (10.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.27%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (70.89%) Skype
2 26 (32.91%) DNS
3 20 (25.32%) DHCP
3 20 (25.32%) Firewall
4 14 (17.72%) TCP/IP
5 11 (13.92%) WAN
6 9 (11.39%) Remote Desktop
6 9 (11.39%) VLAN
7 7 (8.86%) SAN
7 7 (8.86%) VPN
8 6 (7.59%) LAN
8 6 (7.59%) VoIP
9 4 (5.06%) Network Security
9 4 (5.06%) PBX
9 4 (5.06%) Wireless
10 3 (3.80%) IP Telephony
11 2 (2.53%) Internet
11 2 (2.53%) iSCSI
11 2 (2.53%) SMS
12 1 (1.27%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (29.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.27%) Azure SQL Database
General
1 11 (13.92%) Legal
2 4 (5.06%) Manufacturing
2 4 (5.06%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.80%) Finance
3 3 (3.80%) Law
4 2 (2.53%) Billing
5 1 (1.27%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 36 (45.57%) Analyst
2 26 (32.91%) Support Analyst
3 24 (30.38%) IT Support
4 21 (26.58%) IT Analyst
5 17 (21.52%) IT Support Analyst
6 10 (12.66%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (8.86%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 7 (8.86%) Support Engineer
8 6 (7.59%) Desktop Support
8 6 (7.59%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 6 (7.59%) IT Technician
9 5 (6.33%) 1st Line Support
9 5 (6.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 5 (6.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 5 (6.33%) Administrator
9 5 (6.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (6.33%) Systems Administrator
10 4 (5.06%) IT Engineer
10 4 (5.06%) IT Systems Administrator
10 4 (5.06%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.27%) Tapestry
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.13%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (7.59%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.06%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.06%) Private Cloud
3 4 (5.06%) Replication
4 3 (3.80%) Clustering
5 2 (2.53%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.53%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.27%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 68 (86.08%) Windows
2 40 (50.63%) Windows 7
3 29 (36.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 28 (35.44%) Windows 10
4 28 (35.44%) Windows Server
5 26 (32.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (6.33%) Windows 8
7 4 (5.06%) Apple iOS
7 4 (5.06%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (32.91%) ITIL
2 7 (8.86%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (8.86%) Data Loss Prevention
3 6 (7.59%) Customer-Centric Approach
3 6 (7.59%) Customer-Centricity
4 5 (6.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (5.06%) Asset Management
5 4 (5.06%) ERP
5 4 (5.06%) ITIL V3
5 4 (5.06%) Malware Detection/Protection
5 4 (5.06%) Mathematics
5 4 (5.06%) Patch Management
5 4 (5.06%) Service Delivery
5 4 (5.06%) Service Management
6 3 (3.80%) Coaching
6 3 (3.80%) Information Security
6 3 (3.80%) ITSM
6 3 (3.80%) Matrix Management
6 3 (3.80%) Mentoring
6 3 (3.80%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.86%) SQL
2 4 (5.06%) C
3 3 (3.80%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (17.72%) Degree
2 9 (11.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (6.33%) CCNA
3 5 (6.33%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (6.33%) MCSE
4 4 (5.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (5.06%) MCSA
4 4 (5.06%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.53%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.53%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.53%) VCP5
7 1 (1.27%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.27%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (1.27%) MCITP
7 1 (1.27%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (1.27%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.92%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (62.03%) Active Directory
2 19 (24.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.59%) vSphere
4 5 (6.33%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (3.80%) Terminal Services
5 3 (3.80%) XenApp
6 1 (1.27%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.27%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.27%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 14 (17.72%) SCCM
2 7 (8.86%) Backup Exec
3 5 (6.33%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (6.33%) SCOM
4 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 3 (3.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (3.80%) vCenter Server
6 2 (2.53%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (2.53%) WSUS
7 1 (1.27%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 40 (50.63%) Microsoft
2 32 (40.51%) VMware
3 18 (22.78%) Veeam
4 7 (8.86%) Citrix
5 5 (6.33%) MobileIron
6 4 (5.06%) Apple
6 4 (5.06%) Cisco
6 4 (5.06%) CommVault
6 4 (5.06%) HP
6 4 (5.06%) Mitel
7 3 (3.80%) Dell
8 2 (2.53%) IBM
8 2 (2.53%) Lumension
8 2 (2.53%) Sourcefire
8 2 (2.53%) Tripwire
9 1 (1.27%) Avaya
9 1 (1.27%) Google
9 1 (1.27%) NetApp
9 1 (1.27%) Veritas