Period
to 22 November 2017

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

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 355 423 386
Rank change year-on-year +68 -37 -49
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 1558 1375 1798
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.86% 0.72% 0.83%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.95% 3.96% 4.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1178 1178 1582
UK median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% - -5.56%
10th Percentile £24,750 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,250 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -5.88%

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 with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 31481 34697 40640
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.43% 18.24% 18.84%
Number of salaries quoted 25453 29327 33816
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Skype for Business as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in the UK

Skype for Business
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Skype for Business in the UK

Skype for Business
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Skype for Business in the UK

Skype for Business
Top 16 Job Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
England +52 1448 £47,500 +11.76% 96
London +52 813 £50,000 +11.11% 41
UK excluding London +37 706 £40,000 -5.88% 62
South East -10 167 £42,500 +6.25% 15
North of England +25 156 £37,500 - 10
Midlands 0 118 £50,000 +5.26% 15
East of England +28 104 £45,000 +1.12% 9
South West +41 82 £25,500 -36.25% 6
West Midlands -17 75 £47,500 -8.65% 7
Yorkshire +56 74 £45,000 +20.00% 5
North West +14 71 £34,000 +4.62% 5
Scotland +19 59 £48,750 -0.51% 6
East Midlands +29 42 £52,500 +31.25% 8
Wales +23 19 £30,000 -9.09% 1
North East -30 11 £32,500 -15.58%
Northern Ireland -21 7 £47,500 +21.79%

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 1198 (76.89%) Skype
2 1051 (67.46%) Microsoft
3 951 (61.04%) Active Directory
4 943 (60.53%) Windows
5 687 (44.09%) Office 365
6 556 (35.69%) VMware
7 513 (32.93%) MS Exchange
8 487 (31.26%) Windows Server
9 481 (30.87%) ITIL
10 408 (26.19%) Citrix
11 396 (25.42%) Microsoft Azure
12 378 (24.26%) Cisco
13 369 (23.68%) Microsoft Office
14 352 (22.59%) Finance
15 344 (22.08%) SCCM
16 324 (20.80%) Windows 7
16 324 (20.80%) SharePoint
17 317 (20.35%) VMware Infrastructure
18 296 (19.00%) Microsoft Certification
19 282 (18.10%) Unified Communications
20 268 (17.20%) DNS
21 251 (16.11%) Blackberry
22 249 (15.98%) Exchange Server 2010
23 248 (15.92%) Hyper-V
23 248 (15.92%) DHCP
24 241 (15.47%) MCSE
25 240 (15.40%) Windows Server 2012
26 232 (14.89%) PowerShell
27 227 (14.57%) Firewall
28 225 (14.44%) Windows Server 2008

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 513 (32.93%) MS Exchange
2 324 (20.80%) SharePoint
3 249 (15.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 154 (9.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 95 (6.10%) IIS
6 47 (3.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 43 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2003
8 38 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
9 29 (1.86%) CMS
10 28 (1.80%) SharePoint 2013
11 27 (1.73%) Office Communications Server
12 17 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
13 16 (1.03%) IBM Domino
14 9 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
15 6 (0.39%) IBM Notes
15 6 (0.39%) OpenStack
16 5 (0.32%) SAS
17 4 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
18 2 (0.13%) JBoss
18 2 (0.13%) MindAlign
Applications
1 369 (23.68%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (2.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (1.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (1.16%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (0.32%) Adobe Captivate
6 5 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.26%) Camtasia
7 4 (0.26%) InCopy
7 4 (0.26%) InDesign
8 3 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.13%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.064%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.064%) Revit
Business Applications
1 31 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.90%) Eikon
3 13 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.13%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.064%) Infor SunSystems
7 1 (0.064%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.064%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.064%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.064%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 687 (44.09%) Office 365
2 396 (25.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 171 (10.98%) IaaS
4 135 (8.66%) Amazon AWS
5 82 (5.26%) Mimecast
6 73 (4.69%) OneDrive
7 67 (4.30%) Azure Active Directory
8 53 (3.40%) PaaS
9 40 (2.57%) SaaS
10 35 (2.25%) Yammer
11 27 (1.73%) Dynamics 365
12 16 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
13 13 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
14 11 (0.71%) G Suite
15 6 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
15 6 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 5 (0.32%) Dropbox
17 3 (0.19%) Rackspace Cloud
17 3 (0.19%) Slack
18 2 (0.13%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1198 (76.89%) Skype
2 282 (18.10%) Unified Communications
3 268 (17.20%) DNS
4 248 (15.92%) DHCP
5 227 (14.57%) Firewall
6 189 (12.13%) WAN
7 188 (12.07%) VPN
8 181 (11.62%) VoIP
9 168 (10.78%) LAN
10 157 (10.08%) SAN
11 114 (7.32%) MPLS
12 112 (7.19%) TCP/IP
13 102 (6.55%) Wireless
14 81 (5.20%) PBX
15 56 (3.59%) Remote Desktop
16 54 (3.47%) VLAN
17 51 (3.27%) Internet
17 51 (3.27%) Wi-Fi
18 49 (3.15%) OSPF
19 48 (3.08%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (11.68%) SQL Server
2 23 (1.48%) Amazon RDS
2 23 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
4 17 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
5 16 (1.03%) SQL Server 2014
6 15 (0.96%) Power BI
7 11 (0.71%) Big Data
8 9 (0.58%) OLAP
8 9 (0.58%) SQL Server 2016
9 8 (0.51%) Hadoop
10 7 (0.45%) MySQL
10 7 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.32%) NoSQL
11 5 (0.32%) Relational Database
12 3 (0.19%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (0.19%) SQL Server 2000
13 2 (0.13%) Electronic Patient Records
13 2 (0.13%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (0.83%) JIRA
3 8 (0.51%) Fiddler
4 7 (0.45%) Jenkins
4 7 (0.45%) MSI
5 3 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (0.19%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.19%) Travis CI
5 3 (0.19%) Vagrant
5 3 (0.19%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.13%) CircleCI
6 2 (0.13%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.064%) TeamCity
General
1 352 (22.59%) Finance
2 223 (14.31%) Banking
3 170 (10.91%) Investment Banking
4 166 (10.65%) Retail Banking
5 90 (5.78%) Law
6 87 (5.58%) Legal
7 82 (5.26%) Telecoms
8 51 (3.27%) Retail
9 32 (2.05%) Marketing
10 31 (1.99%) French Language
11 22 (1.41%) Multimedia
12 18 (1.16%) Advertising
13 17 (1.09%) Back Office
13 17 (1.09%) Publishing
14 15 (0.96%) Games
15 10 (0.64%) German Language
15 10 (0.64%) Spanish Language
16 8 (0.51%) Billing
16 8 (0.51%) Manufacturing
17 6 (0.39%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 233 (14.96%) Analyst
2 191 (12.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 186 (11.94%) Consultant
4 164 (10.53%) Support Engineer
5 121 (7.77%) IT Support
6 101 (6.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 101 (6.48%) 3rd Line Support
7 91 (5.84%) Support Analyst
8 85 (5.46%) IT Analyst
9 79 (5.07%) Architect
10 68 (4.36%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 65 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
11 65 (4.17%) Service Analyst
12 60 (3.85%) Desktop Support
13 56 (3.59%) Infrastructure Support
14 54 (3.47%) Head of Support
14 54 (3.47%) Unified Communications Engineer
15 53 (3.40%) IT Support Analyst
16 51 (3.27%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
16 51 (3.27%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (2.70%) XMPP
2 28 (1.80%) .NET
3 20 (1.28%) Web Services
4 13 (0.83%) XML
5 12 (0.77%) HTML
6 11 (0.71%) ASP.NET
6 11 (0.71%) WCF
7 9 (0.58%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (0.58%) SOAP
7 9 (0.58%) WPF
8 8 (0.51%) .NET Framework
8 8 (0.51%) ADO.NET
8 8 (0.51%) AngularJS
8 8 (0.51%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 8 (0.51%) Backbone.js
8 8 (0.51%) Entity Framework
8 8 (0.51%) HTML5
8 8 (0.51%) jQuery
8 8 (0.51%) JSON
8 8 (0.51%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 251 (16.11%) Blackberry
2 143 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
3 116 (7.45%) User Experience
4 105 (6.74%) Data Centre
5 93 (5.97%) Video Conferencing
6 63 (4.04%) Clustering
7 39 (2.50%) Public Cloud
8 38 (2.44%) Computer Science
9 34 (2.18%) Replication
10 32 (2.05%) Driving Licence
11 31 (1.99%) Management Information System
12 29 (1.86%) PKI
13 27 (1.73%) Hybrid Cloud
14 22 (1.41%) Virtual Team
15 21 (1.35%) Private Cloud
16 17 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
16 17 (1.09%) Fat Client
16 17 (1.09%) Thin Client
17 16 (1.03%) iPad
17 16 (1.03%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 943 (60.53%) Windows
2 487 (31.26%) Windows Server
3 324 (20.80%) Windows 7
4 240 (15.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 225 (14.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 223 (14.31%) Windows 10
7 179 (11.49%) Apple iOS
8 168 (10.78%) Linux
9 163 (10.46%) Android
10 162 (10.40%) Mac OS X
11 74 (4.75%) Windows Server 2003
12 53 (3.40%) Windows 8
13 29 (1.86%) Unix
13 29 (1.86%) Windows XP
14 26 (1.67%) Mac OS
14 26 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 16 (1.03%) CentOS
16 15 (0.96%) Windows Phone
17 13 (0.83%) Solaris
18 11 (0.71%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 481 (30.87%) ITIL
2 191 (12.26%) Service Management
3 181 (11.62%) Asset Management
4 163 (10.46%) Wealth Management
5 149 (9.56%) Migration
6 144 (9.24%) Presales
7 108 (6.93%) Service Delivery
8 100 (6.42%) Problem Management
9 89 (5.71%) Project Management
10 82 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
11 72 (4.62%) CRM
12 69 (4.43%) Kalman Filter
13 64 (4.11%) Incident Management
14 62 (3.98%) Business Continuity
15 61 (3.92%) Continuous Improvement
16 59 (3.79%) Agile Software Development
17 58 (3.72%) Knowledge Management
17 58 (3.72%) Time Management
18 55 (3.53%) Patch Management
19 54 (3.47%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 232 (14.89%) PowerShell
2 195 (12.52%) SQL
3 22 (1.41%) C#
4 17 (1.09%) C
5 14 (0.90%) JavaScript
6 9 (0.58%) Bash Shell
7 8 (0.51%) ES6
7 8 (0.51%) VBScript
8 7 (0.45%) Java
9 6 (0.39%) VB
10 4 (0.26%) Python
11 3 (0.19%) PHP
11 3 (0.19%) Ruby
12 2 (0.13%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.13%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.064%) AppleScript
13 1 (0.064%) Perl
13 1 (0.064%) Tcl
13 1 (0.064%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 296 (19.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 241 (15.47%) MCSE
3 121 (7.77%) Cisco Certification
4 111 (7.12%) Citrix Certification
5 109 (7.00%) CCA
6 92 (5.91%) MCSA
7 82 (5.26%) CCNP
8 76 (4.88%) Degree
9 59 (3.79%) Security Cleared
10 50 (3.21%) MCP
11 48 (3.08%) CCNA
12 47 (3.02%) CCIE
13 44 (2.82%) CCVP
14 40 (2.57%) SC Cleared
15 32 (2.05%) CCNP Voice
16 28 (1.80%) MCITP
17 20 (1.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 20 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 16 (1.03%) JNCIP
19 15 (0.96%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (6.87%) SLA
2 22 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (1.41%) QA
3 11 (0.71%) PMO
4 5 (0.32%) GDPR
5 4 (0.26%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.26%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.19%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.064%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.064%) GMP
7 1 (0.064%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.064%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.064%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 951 (61.04%) Active Directory
2 317 (20.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 248 (15.92%) Hyper-V
4 192 (12.32%) XenApp
5 161 (10.33%) XenDesktop
6 103 (6.61%) VMware ESXi
7 77 (4.94%) vSphere
8 34 (2.18%) Terminal Services
9 31 (1.99%) VMware Workstation
10 21 (1.35%) XenServer
11 19 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
12 18 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
13 14 (0.90%) Virtual Desktop
13 14 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
14 11 (0.71%) Firmware
15 8 (0.51%) ISA Server
16 7 (0.45%) BitLocker
17 6 (0.39%) VMware Server
18 4 (0.26%) DFS Replication
18 4 (0.26%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 344 (22.08%) SCCM
2 150 (9.63%) AirWatch
3 109 (7.00%) SCOM
4 69 (4.43%) WSUS
5 64 (4.11%) Cisco CUCM
6 61 (3.92%) Backup Exec
7 53 (3.40%) Cisco UCCX
8 50 (3.21%) Cisco UCCE
9 45 (2.89%) Microsoft Intune
10 26 (1.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 24 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
12 19 (1.22%) Puppet
12 19 (1.22%) vCenter Server
13 18 (1.16%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 14 (0.90%) XenMobile
15 13 (0.83%) SCOrch
16 12 (0.77%) Microsoft Clustering
17 11 (0.71%) Ansible
18 9 (0.58%) Nagios
18 9 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1051 (67.46%) Microsoft
2 556 (35.69%) VMware
3 408 (26.19%) Citrix
4 378 (24.26%) Cisco
5 183 (11.75%) Apple
6 127 (8.15%) Avaya
7 126 (8.09%) ServiceNow
8 122 (7.83%) HP
9 112 (7.19%) McAfee
10 108 (6.93%) AppSense
11 107 (6.87%) Veeam
12 84 (5.39%) Dell
13 74 (4.75%) NetApp
14 63 (4.04%) Symantec
15 55 (3.53%) Remedy
16 54 (3.47%) EMC
17 53 (3.40%) Palo Alto
18 45 (2.89%) Polycom
19 38 (2.44%) Juniper
20 33 (2.12%) F5