Period
to 11 December 2019

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 11 December 2019 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
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 263 265 258
Rank change year-on-year +2 -7 +41
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 54 60 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.57% 0.60% 0.82%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.76% 4.07% 4.71%
Number of salaries quoted 42 41 74
South West median annual salary £38,750 £40,000 £25,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.13% +58.42% -36.88%
10th Percentile £23,188 £25,000 £19,250
90th Percentile £52,125 £57,500 £43,750
England median annual salary £41,451 £45,891 £47,000
% change year-on-year -9.68% -2.36% +10.59%

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 1,437 1,474 1,785
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.20% 14.70% 17.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1,149 1,217 1,463
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.43%

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 11 December 2019.

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 11 December 2019. 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
Dorset 0 21 £40,750 +1.88% 4
Bristol +27 10 £35,000 +40.00% 3
Gloucestershire -19 7 £40,500 +22.00% 1
Wiltshire -5 5 £23,000 -50.27% 2
Cornwall +11 4 - - 1
Somerset +8 4 £50,000 +49.95%
Devon -3 3 £40,000 -15.79% 2
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 2019, 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 51 (94.44%) Skype
2 44 (81.48%) Microsoft
3 35 (64.81%) Active Directory
4 31 (57.41%) Office 365
5 25 (46.30%) Windows
6 23 (42.59%) Azure
7 21 (38.89%) Firewall
8 20 (37.04%) Microsoft Office
9 18 (33.33%) Cisco
9 18 (33.33%) VMware
10 17 (31.48%) ITIL
11 16 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
12 15 (27.78%) Windows Server
12 15 (27.78%) MS Exchange
13 14 (25.93%) Finance
13 14 (25.93%) SCCM
14 13 (24.07%) Hyper-V
15 12 (22.22%) Citrix
15 12 (22.22%) Apple
15 12 (22.22%) WAN
16 11 (20.37%) LAN
16 11 (20.37%) SharePoint
16 11 (20.37%) Wireless
17 10 (18.52%) DNS
17 10 (18.52%) Windows 10
17 10 (18.52%) XenApp
17 10 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2013
18 9 (16.67%) SQL
18 9 (16.67%) SAN
18 9 (16.67%) Cisco Certification

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 15 (27.78%) MS Exchange
2 11 (20.37%) SharePoint
3 10 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 20 (37.04%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 31 (57.41%) Office 365
2 23 (42.59%) Azure
3 5 (9.26%) AWS
4 4 (7.41%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (5.56%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 51 (94.44%) Skype
2 21 (38.89%) Firewall
3 12 (22.22%) WAN
4 11 (20.37%) LAN
4 11 (20.37%) Wireless
5 10 (18.52%) DNS
6 9 (16.67%) SAN
7 8 (14.81%) DHCP
7 8 (14.81%) VPN
8 7 (12.96%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (12.96%) VoIP
9 6 (11.11%) Unified Communications
10 5 (9.26%) BGP
10 5 (9.26%) EIGRP
10 5 (9.26%) Intranet
10 5 (9.26%) NAS
10 5 (9.26%) NetScaler
10 5 (9.26%) OSPF
10 5 (9.26%) TCP/IP
10 5 (9.26%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.85%) MySQL
1 1 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.85%) JIRA
1 1 (1.85%) Subversion
General
1 14 (25.93%) Finance
2 6 (11.11%) Back Office
2 6 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 5 (9.26%) Public Sector
3 5 (9.26%) Retail
4 4 (7.41%) Electronics
4 4 (7.41%) Law
4 4 (7.41%) Manufacturing
4 4 (7.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (24.07%) Support Engineer
2 12 (22.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 12 (22.22%) Analyst
3 10 (18.52%) Technical Specialist
4 9 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
4 9 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 9 (16.67%) Service Analyst
5 7 (12.96%) Consultant
5 7 (12.96%) Technical Support
6 6 (11.11%) Network Engineer
6 6 (11.11%) Support Consultant
7 5 (9.26%) IT Analyst
8 4 (7.41%) Desktop Support
8 4 (7.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 4 (7.41%) Major Incident Analyst
8 4 (7.41%) Process Analyst
8 4 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (7.41%) Senior Process Analyst
8 4 (7.41%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (7.41%) Technical Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.85%) .NET
1 1 (1.85%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Data Centre
1 6 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (9.26%) PKI
3 4 (7.41%) Driving Licence
3 4 (7.41%) Social Media
3 4 (7.41%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (5.56%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.85%) iPad
5 1 (1.85%) iPhone
5 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 25 (46.30%) Windows
2 15 (27.78%) Windows Server
3 10 (18.52%) Windows 10
4 8 (14.81%) Windows 7
5 7 (12.96%) Apple iOS
6 6 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (5.56%) Mac OS
7 3 (5.56%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (1.85%) CentOS
8 1 (1.85%) Linux
8 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (31.48%) ITIL
2 7 (12.96%) ITSM
2 7 (12.96%) Migration
2 7 (12.96%) Service Delivery
2 7 (12.96%) Service Management
3 6 (11.11%) Change Management
4 5 (9.26%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (9.26%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (7.41%) Asset Management
5 4 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (7.41%) Digital Marketing
5 4 (7.41%) Programme Management
5 4 (7.41%) Time Management
6 3 (5.56%) Application Packaging
6 3 (5.56%) Break/Fix
6 3 (5.56%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (5.56%) Network Design
6 3 (5.56%) Process Improvement
7 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 2 (3.70%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (3.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (14.81%) CCNP
3 7 (12.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (9.26%) CCNA
5 4 (7.41%) Security Cleared
6 3 (5.56%) A+ Certification
7 2 (3.70%) MCP
7 2 (3.70%) MCSA
7 2 (3.70%) MCSE
7 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Certified Master
8 1 (1.85%) ECDL
8 1 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.85%) MCITP
8 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.81%) SLA
2 3 (5.56%) PMO
3 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.85%) NCSC
System Software
1 35 (64.81%) Active Directory
2 16 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (24.07%) Hyper-V
4 10 (18.52%) XenApp
5 7 (12.96%) vSphere
6 3 (5.56%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.85%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 14 (25.93%) SCCM
2 7 (12.96%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (3.70%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 44 (81.48%) Microsoft
2 18 (33.33%) Cisco
2 18 (33.33%) VMware
3 12 (22.22%) Apple
3 12 (22.22%) Citrix
4 8 (14.81%) F5
4 8 (14.81%) HP
5 7 (12.96%) Fortinet
5 7 (12.96%) Veeam
6 5 (9.26%) CheckPoint
6 5 (9.26%) Palo Alto
7 4 (7.41%) Avaya
7 4 (7.41%) Mitel
7 4 (7.41%) SAP
8 3 (5.56%) Dell
8 3 (5.56%) IBM
8 3 (5.56%) Meraki
8 3 (5.56%) MobileIron
8 3 (5.56%) SolarWinds
8 3 (5.56%) Symantec