Period
to 20 February 2018

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 20 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
UK
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 393 392 364
Rank change year-on-year -1 -28 -56
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 1,371 1,391 1,872
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 0.80% 0.89%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.58% 4.48% 4.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1,143 1,164 1,672
UK median annual salary £47,500 £44,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.74% +4.71% -5.56%
10th Percentile £24,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £44,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% -1.18%

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 29,937 31,070 39,676
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.94% 17.78% 18.93%
Number of salaries quoted 24,666 26,000 33,211
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +2.56%

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 20 February 2018.

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 20 February 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
England -8 1,273 £47,500 +9.83% 150
UK excluding London -17 698 £40,000 -9.09% 100
London -14 623 £50,000 +11.11% 59
North of England +19 171 £35,000 - 26
South East -91 140 £50,000 +2.56% 26
Midlands +30 136 £50,000 +4.71% 13
East of England -8 98 £37,500 -15.73% 14
South West +46 84 £25,500 -36.25% 12
North West +3 82 £34,000 +4.62% 17
Yorkshire +50 80 £37,500 - 6
West Midlands +19 76 £50,000 -4.76% 4
East Midlands +8 59 £46,000 +3.80% 9
Scotland -5 56 £45,000 -9.09% 7
Wales -6 13 £30,000 -30.64% 2
North East -43 9 £32,500 -15.58% 3
Northern Ireland -19 4 £42,500 -10.53%

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, 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 with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 1,021 (74.47%) Skype
2 871 (63.53%) Microsoft
3 825 (60.18%) Windows
4 813 (59.30%) Active Directory
5 556 (40.55%) Office 365
6 476 (34.72%) Windows Server
7 449 (32.75%) VMware
8 403 (29.39%) ITIL
9 360 (26.26%) MS Exchange
10 347 (25.31%) Microsoft Azure
11 345 (25.16%) Cisco
12 293 (21.37%) SharePoint
13 280 (20.42%) Citrix
14 279 (20.35%) VMware Infrastructure
15 259 (18.89%) SCCM
16 254 (18.53%) Unified Communications
17 248 (18.09%) Windows Server 2012
18 234 (17.07%) Hyper-V
19 229 (16.70%) DNS
20 227 (16.56%) Windows Server 2008
21 220 (16.05%) Microsoft Office
21 220 (16.05%) Firewall
22 210 (15.32%) Microsoft Certification
23 199 (14.51%) Windows 7
24 195 (14.22%) Finance
25 193 (14.08%) Windows 10
26 189 (13.79%) DHCP
26 189 (13.79%) SQL
26 189 (13.79%) SQL Server
27 174 (12.69%) WAN

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
1 360 (26.26%) MS Exchange
2 293 (21.37%) SharePoint
3 159 (11.60%) Exchange Server 2013
4 158 (11.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 82 (5.98%) IIS
6 45 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2007
7 42 (3.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 38 (2.77%) Exchange Server 2003
9 30 (2.19%) SharePoint 2013
10 18 (1.31%) CMS
11 15 (1.09%) Office Communications Server
12 10 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
13 8 (0.58%) IBM Domino
14 6 (0.44%) TPMS
15 5 (0.36%) Confluence
16 4 (0.29%) IBM Notes
17 3 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
18 2 (0.15%) OpenStack
19 1 (0.073%) Apache Solr
19 1 (0.073%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 220 (16.05%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (2.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 32 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (1.17%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 7 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.22%) Adobe Captivate
7 3 (0.22%) Camtasia
8 2 (0.15%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.15%) InCopy
8 2 (0.15%) InDesign
8 2 (0.15%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.15%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 16 (1.17%) Elite 3E
2 14 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.02%) Eikon
3 5 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.15%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.073%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 556 (40.55%) Office 365
2 347 (25.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 92 (6.71%) Mimecast
4 82 (5.98%) OneDrive
5 80 (5.84%) Amazon AWS
6 64 (4.67%) IaaS
7 61 (4.45%) Azure Active Directory
8 20 (1.46%) PaaS
8 20 (1.46%) Yammer
9 18 (1.31%) Dynamics 365
10 14 (1.02%) SaaS
11 13 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.36%) G Suite
13 4 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
14 3 (0.22%) Rackspace Cloud
15 1 (0.073%) Amazon EC2
15 1 (0.073%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 1,021 (74.47%) Skype
2 254 (18.53%) Unified Communications
3 229 (16.70%) DNS
4 220 (16.05%) Firewall
5 189 (13.79%) DHCP
6 174 (12.69%) WAN
7 160 (11.67%) SAN
8 155 (11.31%) VPN
9 153 (11.16%) LAN
10 132 (9.63%) VoIP
11 97 (7.08%) Wireless
12 93 (6.78%) TCP/IP
13 92 (6.71%) MPLS
14 52 (3.79%) Wi-Fi
15 50 (3.65%) PBX
16 48 (3.50%) VLAN
17 43 (3.14%) OSPF
18 39 (2.84%) Remote Desktop
19 38 (2.77%) Cisco Nexus
19 38 (2.77%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 27 (1.97%) SQL Server 2005
2 27 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (1.90%) Amazon RDS
4 20 (1.46%) Power BI
4 20 (1.46%) SQL Server 2014
5 18 (1.31%) SQL Server 2016
6 13 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (0.66%) OLAP
8 8 (0.58%) Big Data
9 7 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (0.51%) Relational Database
10 6 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
10 6 (0.44%) Hadoop
10 6 (0.44%) MySQL
10 6 (0.44%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.22%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.073%) DataStax
12 1 (0.073%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.073%) Redis
Development Applications
1 12 (0.88%) JIRA
2 11 (0.80%) Git (software)
3 9 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (0.58%) Visual Studio Team System
5 7 (0.51%) Visual Studio
6 6 (0.44%) Fiddler
7 4 (0.29%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.22%) MSI
8 3 (0.22%) Travis CI
8 3 (0.22%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.15%) ReSharper
9 2 (0.15%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.15%) TestComplete
10 1 (0.073%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.073%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 195 (14.22%) Finance
2 125 (9.12%) Law
3 99 (7.22%) Legal
4 89 (6.49%) Banking
5 63 (4.60%) Telecoms
6 38 (2.77%) Retail
6 38 (2.77%) Retail Banking
7 36 (2.63%) Investment Banking
8 30 (2.19%) Marketing
9 21 (1.53%) Multimedia
10 16 (1.17%) Billing
11 15 (1.09%) Advertising
12 13 (0.95%) Publishing
13 12 (0.88%) German Language
13 12 (0.88%) Manufacturing
14 9 (0.66%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.66%) French Language
15 6 (0.44%) Back Office
16 5 (0.36%) Spanish Language
17 4 (0.29%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 244 (17.80%) Analyst
2 214 (15.61%) Consultant
3 140 (10.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 120 (8.75%) Support Engineer
5 106 (7.73%) IT Support
5 106 (7.73%) Support Analyst
6 76 (5.54%) Architect
7 72 (5.25%) 2nd Line Support
8 70 (5.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 69 (5.03%) IT Analyst
10 54 (3.94%) 3rd Line Support
11 51 (3.72%) Desktop Support
11 51 (3.72%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 50 (3.65%) Technical Consultant
13 48 (3.50%) IT Support Analyst
13 48 (3.50%) Unified Communications Engineer
14 47 (3.43%) Service Analyst
15 46 (3.36%) Exchange Engineer
16 44 (3.21%) Unified Communications Consultant
17 42 (3.06%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (2.48%) XMPP
2 24 (1.75%) .NET
3 16 (1.17%) Web Services
4 14 (1.02%) ASP.NET
4 14 (1.02%) HTML
4 14 (1.02%) LDAP
5 12 (0.88%) ASP.NET MVC
5 12 (0.88%) WPF
6 11 (0.80%) HTML5
6 11 (0.80%) WCF
7 9 (0.66%) jQuery
7 9 (0.66%) JSON
7 9 (0.66%) XML
8 8 (0.58%) .NET Framework
8 8 (0.58%) AngularJS
9 7 (0.51%) SOAP
10 6 (0.44%) ADO.NET
10 6 (0.44%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 6 (0.44%) Backbone.js
10 6 (0.44%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 100 (7.29%) Blackberry
2 99 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
3 92 (6.71%) Data Centre
4 90 (6.56%) Video Conferencing
5 65 (4.74%) Driving Licence
6 54 (3.94%) Clustering
7 43 (3.14%) Management Information System
8 42 (3.06%) Computer Science
9 33 (2.41%) User Experience
10 27 (1.97%) Replication
11 24 (1.75%) PKI
12 23 (1.68%) Public Cloud
13 22 (1.60%) HP StoreVirtual
14 18 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
14 18 (1.31%) Virtual Team
15 17 (1.24%) Fat Client
15 17 (1.24%) Thin Client
16 16 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
16 16 (1.17%) iPad
16 16 (1.17%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 825 (60.18%) Windows
2 476 (34.72%) Windows Server
3 248 (18.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 227 (16.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 199 (14.51%) Windows 7
6 193 (14.08%) Windows 10
7 96 (7.00%) Linux
8 83 (6.05%) Apple iOS
9 68 (4.96%) Windows Server 2003
10 61 (4.45%) Mac OS X
11 55 (4.01%) Android
12 28 (2.04%) Windows 8
13 22 (1.60%) Unix
13 22 (1.60%) Windows XP
14 15 (1.09%) Windows Phone
15 13 (0.95%) CentOS
16 10 (0.73%) Mac OS
17 9 (0.66%) Solaris
17 9 (0.66%) Windows 2000 Server
18 8 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 403 (29.39%) ITIL
2 138 (10.07%) Presales
3 119 (8.68%) Migration
4 111 (8.10%) Service Management
5 102 (7.44%) Service Delivery
6 99 (7.22%) Project Management
7 91 (6.64%) Disaster Recovery
8 85 (6.20%) Problem Management
9 76 (5.54%) Time Management
10 73 (5.32%) Business Continuity
10 73 (5.32%) PRINCE2
11 72 (5.25%) ITIL V3
12 65 (4.74%) Incident Management
13 60 (4.38%) Change Management
14 59 (4.30%) Continuous Improvement
15 53 (3.87%) Agile Software Development
16 52 (3.79%) Kalman Filter
17 50 (3.65%) Asset Management
17 50 (3.65%) CRM
18 45 (3.28%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 189 (13.79%) SQL
2 164 (11.96%) PowerShell
3 32 (2.33%) C#
4 24 (1.75%) C
5 20 (1.46%) JavaScript
6 6 (0.44%) ES6
7 5 (0.36%) Bash Shell
7 5 (0.36%) TypeScript
8 3 (0.22%) F#
8 3 (0.22%) PHP
8 3 (0.22%) Ruby
9 2 (0.15%) Java
9 2 (0.15%) Python
9 2 (0.15%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.15%) VBScript
10 1 (0.073%) Perl
10 1 (0.073%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 210 (15.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 141 (10.28%) MCSE
3 129 (9.41%) Cisco Certification
4 93 (6.78%) CCNP
5 90 (6.56%) Degree
6 80 (5.84%) Security Cleared
7 76 (5.54%) MCSA
8 51 (3.72%) CCIE
9 49 (3.57%) CCNA
10 48 (3.50%) CCVP
10 48 (3.50%) SC Cleared
11 38 (2.77%) MCP
12 28 (2.04%) CCA
12 28 (2.04%) Citrix Certification
13 26 (1.90%) CCNP Voice
13 26 (1.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 24 (1.75%) CCDP
14 24 (1.75%) JNCIP
15 23 (1.68%) JNCIE
16 22 (1.60%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (9.12%) SLA
2 20 (1.46%) PMO
2 20 (1.46%) QA
3 17 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.88%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (0.36%) GDPR
6 4 (0.29%) PMBOK
7 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.073%) GMP
8 1 (0.073%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.073%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 813 (59.30%) Active Directory
2 279 (20.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 234 (17.07%) Hyper-V
4 93 (6.78%) XenApp
5 65 (4.74%) VMware ESXi
6 59 (4.30%) XenDesktop
7 42 (3.06%) vSphere
8 28 (2.04%) VMware Workstation
9 24 (1.75%) XenServer
10 17 (1.24%) Virtual Servers
11 14 (1.02%) DFS Replication
12 11 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
13 9 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
13 9 (0.66%) Terminal Services
14 7 (0.51%) Firmware
14 7 (0.51%) VMware Server
15 6 (0.44%) BitLocker
16 4 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
17 3 (0.22%) Docker
17 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 259 (18.89%) SCCM
2 88 (6.42%) SCOM
3 68 (4.96%) Cisco CUCM
4 62 (4.52%) AirWatch
5 56 (4.08%) Cisco UCCX
6 52 (3.79%) Cisco UCCE
7 51 (3.72%) Backup Exec
8 33 (2.41%) WSUS
9 31 (2.26%) Microsoft Intune
10 30 (2.19%) vCenter Server
11 17 (1.24%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 17 (1.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 16 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
13 15 (1.09%) SCOrch
14 11 (0.80%) ServiceCenter
15 9 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
16 8 (0.58%) Ansible
17 7 (0.51%) NetBackup
17 7 (0.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
18 6 (0.44%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 871 (63.53%) Microsoft
2 449 (32.75%) VMware
3 345 (25.16%) Cisco
4 280 (20.42%) Citrix
5 144 (10.50%) Avaya
6 126 (9.19%) HP
7 99 (7.22%) Veeam
8 92 (6.71%) Apple
9 89 (6.49%) NetApp
10 62 (4.52%) Dell
11 56 (4.08%) EMC
12 54 (3.94%) Polycom
13 48 (3.50%) Palo Alto
14 43 (3.14%) CommVault
15 41 (2.99%) 3PAR
16 39 (2.84%) iManage
17 37 (2.70%) Symantec
18 35 (2.55%) CheckPoint
18 35 (2.55%) F5
18 35 (2.55%) ServiceNow