The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 68 65
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3  
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 5 14 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 0.90% 1.93% 2.60%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.10% 7.91% 13.16%
Number of salaries quoted 4 13 11
Median salary £42,500 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,050 £34,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,750 £38,000 £43,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

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 Southampton with a requirement for application platform skills.

Application Platform Skills
Southampton
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 98 177 152
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 17.59% 24.41% 19.79%
Number of salaries quoted 83 168 128
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £17,750
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £43,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton 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 Southampton

Skype for Business
Salary Trend in Southampton

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

Salary trend for Skype for Business in Southampton

Skype for Business
Salary Histogram in Southampton

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in Southampton over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Skype for Business in Southampton

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 8 (80.00%) Office 365
2 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (50.00%) Citrix
3 5 (50.00%) Windows
3 5 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 5 (50.00%) Skype
4 4 (40.00%) DHCP
4 4 (40.00%) DNS
5 3 (30.00%) Windows 8
5 3 (30.00%) Polycom
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (30.00%) Unified Communications
5 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (30.00%) Security Operations
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
6 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (20.00%) VLAN
6 2 (20.00%) VoIP
6 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (20.00%) Client/Server
6 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
6 2 (20.00%) Terminal Services
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (20.00%) Dell
7 1 (10.00%) SLA
7 1 (10.00%) Application Packaging
7 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (80.00%) Office 365
2 1 (10.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) Skype
2 4 (40.00%) DHCP
2 4 (40.00%) DNS
3 3 (30.00%) Unified Communications
4 2 (20.00%) VLAN
4 2 (20.00%) VoIP
General
1 1 (10.00%) Advertising
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Field Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Field Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) IT Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) IT Support
2 2 (20.00%) IT Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Lync Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Lync Specialist
2 2 (20.00%) Office 365 Specialist
2 2 (20.00%) Support Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Specialist
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Support
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Support Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Data Centre Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Messaging Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) SCCM Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows 8
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Security Operations
2 1 (10.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (10.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) Citrix
3 3 (30.00%) Polycom
4 2 (20.00%) Dell