Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 456 368 428
Rank change year-on-year -88 +60 -45
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 1,022 1,537 1,354
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.86% 0.73%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.97% 4.95% 3.99%
Number of salaries quoted 829 1,183 1,159
UK median annual salary £45,000 £46,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.23% +9.41% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,050 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.63% -5.88% +5.59%

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 with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 25,765 31,051 33,940
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.15% 17.31% 18.22%
Number of salaries quoted 20,673 25,205 28,592
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £83,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,750 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +9.38% - -

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 12 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Skype for Business in the UK

Skype for Business
Top 17 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 12 December 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 -67 973 £45,000 -5.26% 144
UK excluding London -2 547 £41,050 +2.63% 109
London -100 438 £50,000 +1.72% 42
North of England +42 171 £35,000 -1.29% 18
South East -13 125 £47,500 +8.57% 32
North West +44 87 £32,500 -4.41% 8
East of England +22 87 £47,500 +8.57% 7
Midlands -13 79 £42,500 -15.00% 20
South West +8 61 £39,500 +56.44% 25
Yorkshire +17 60 £35,000 -15.66% 4
East Midlands +13 41 £40,000 -23.81% 11
West Midlands -18 38 £47,500 -2.56% 9
North East +10 24 £37,500 +15.38% 6
Scotland -40 18 £41,500 -12.63% 3
Wales -5 11 £36,500 +21.67% 3
Northern Ireland -7 3 - - 1
Channel Islands - 2 £32,500 -

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 772 (75.54%) Skype
2 697 (68.20%) Microsoft
3 657 (64.29%) Windows
4 595 (58.22%) Office 365
5 578 (56.56%) Active Directory
6 359 (35.13%) VMware
7 351 (34.34%) Windows Server
8 345 (33.76%) Microsoft Azure
9 338 (33.07%) SharePoint
10 301 (29.45%) ITIL
11 289 (28.28%) MS Exchange
12 262 (25.64%) Hyper-V
13 251 (24.56%) Cisco
14 238 (23.29%) Citrix
14 238 (23.29%) VMware Infrastructure
15 229 (22.41%) Microsoft Office
16 214 (20.94%) DNS
16 214 (20.94%) SCCM
17 206 (20.16%) Windows 10
18 199 (19.47%) Firewall
19 189 (18.49%) Windows Server 2012
20 173 (16.93%) Microsoft Certification
21 171 (16.73%) SQL
22 169 (16.54%) SQL Server
23 159 (15.56%) DHCP
24 158 (15.46%) Finance
25 157 (15.36%) Windows Server 2008
26 156 (15.26%) PowerShell
27 154 (15.07%) Windows 7
28 145 (14.19%) VoIP

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
1 338 (33.07%) SharePoint
2 289 (28.28%) MS Exchange
3 115 (11.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 85 (8.32%) Exchange Server 2013
5 50 (4.89%) Exchange Server 2003
6 45 (4.40%) IIS
7 43 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2007
8 28 (2.74%) CMS
9 15 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
10 11 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 11 (1.08%) OpenStack
10 11 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
11 8 (0.78%) Office Communications Server
11 8 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (0.78%) WordPress
12 6 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (0.59%) Commerce Server
13 5 (0.49%) IBM Domino
13 5 (0.49%) IBM Notes
14 3 (0.29%) Apache
Applications
1 229 (22.41%) Microsoft Office
2 53 (5.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (2.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (1.96%) MS Visio
5 16 (1.57%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.39%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.29%) CATIA
7 3 (0.29%) PTC Creo
8 2 (0.20%) Camtasia
9 1 (0.098%) Abaqus
9 1 (0.098%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.098%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.098%) Mathcad
9 1 (0.098%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.098%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 42 (4.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.37%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.39%) Elite 3E
5 3 (0.29%) Sage 200
5 3 (0.29%) SAP R/3
5 3 (0.29%) Teamcenter
6 2 (0.20%) Maximo
6 2 (0.20%) MIS ActiveH
6 2 (0.20%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.20%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.098%) Aareon QL
7 1 (0.098%) Academy Housing
7 1 (0.098%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.098%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.098%) Northgate Housing
7 1 (0.098%) OPENHousing
7 1 (0.098%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.098%) Orchard Housing
7 1 (0.098%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 595 (58.22%) Office 365
2 345 (33.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 125 (12.23%) Amazon AWS
4 81 (7.93%) Azure Active Directory
5 74 (7.24%) IaaS
6 66 (6.46%) Mimecast
7 55 (5.38%) OneDrive
8 45 (4.40%) PaaS
9 44 (4.31%) SaaS
10 27 (2.64%) Yammer
11 10 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
12 9 (0.88%) Azure Functions
12 9 (0.88%) Serverless
13 8 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
13 8 (0.78%) Slack
14 7 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
15 5 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 5 (0.49%) G Suite
16 2 (0.20%) AWS CloudTrail
16 2 (0.20%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 772 (75.54%) Skype
2 214 (20.94%) DNS
3 199 (19.47%) Firewall
4 159 (15.56%) DHCP
5 145 (14.19%) VoIP
6 143 (13.99%) LAN
7 131 (12.82%) SAN
8 118 (11.55%) WAN
9 117 (11.45%) TCP/IP
9 117 (11.45%) VPN
10 107 (10.47%) Unified Communications
11 94 (9.20%) Wireless
12 62 (6.07%) VLAN
13 60 (5.87%) MPLS
14 47 (4.60%) Wi-Fi
15 42 (4.11%) OSPF
16 37 (3.62%) BGP
17 36 (3.52%) NAS
18 30 (2.94%) Cisco IOS
19 29 (2.84%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (16.54%) SQL Server
2 29 (2.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (2.25%) Amazon RDS
4 19 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
5 18 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
5 18 (1.76%) MySQL
6 15 (1.47%) Big Data
7 12 (1.17%) Power BI
7 12 (1.17%) SQL Server 2005
8 11 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
9 9 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
10 8 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
11 6 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (0.49%) Relational Database
13 3 (0.29%) Oracle Database
14 2 (0.20%) Crystal Reports
15 1 (0.098%) BusinessObjects
15 1 (0.098%) EDRMS
15 1 (0.098%) QlikView
15 1 (0.098%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (0.59%) MSI
2 3 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (0.29%) Vagrant
3 2 (0.20%) AdminStudio
3 2 (0.20%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.20%) JIRA
4 1 (0.098%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.098%) gulp
4 1 (0.098%) Subversion
4 1 (0.098%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.098%) Yeoman
General
1 158 (15.46%) Finance
2 94 (9.20%) Legal
3 60 (5.87%) Law
4 46 (4.50%) Telecoms
5 41 (4.01%) Retail
6 37 (3.62%) Marketing
7 35 (3.42%) Banking
8 23 (2.25%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.68%) Back Office
9 7 (0.68%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.59%) Advertising
10 6 (0.59%) Electronics
11 5 (0.49%) Automotive
12 3 (0.29%) Billing
12 3 (0.29%) Publishing
13 2 (0.20%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.098%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.098%) Games
14 1 (0.098%) Georgian Language
14 1 (0.098%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 148 (14.48%) Analyst
2 134 (13.11%) Support Engineer
3 110 (10.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 103 (10.08%) Consultant
5 73 (7.14%) IT Engineer
6 72 (7.05%) IT Support
7 59 (5.77%) Service Analyst
7 59 (5.77%) Windows Engineer
8 58 (5.68%) 2nd Line Support
8 58 (5.68%) Administrator
8 58 (5.68%) Service Desk Analyst
9 53 (5.19%) Support Analyst
10 47 (4.60%) IT Analyst
11 46 (4.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 45 (4.40%) IT Manager
13 43 (4.21%) Desktop Support
13 43 (4.21%) Systems Administrator
14 39 (3.82%) Network Engineer
14 39 (3.82%) Unified Communications Engineer
15 38 (3.72%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (1.96%) XMPP
2 18 (1.76%) HTML
3 17 (1.66%) CSS
4 16 (1.57%) .NET
4 16 (1.57%) HTML5
4 16 (1.57%) jQuery
4 16 (1.57%) LDAP
5 11 (1.08%) Web Services
6 10 (0.98%) AngularJS
7 9 (0.88%) CSS3
7 9 (0.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 6 (0.59%) COM
9 5 (0.49%) MAPI
10 4 (0.39%) ASP.NET
10 4 (0.39%) Software Packaging
11 2 (0.20%) 802.1X
11 2 (0.20%) ADSI
11 2 (0.20%) Middleware
11 2 (0.20%) WAP
12 1 (0.098%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 92 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (8.12%) Management Information System
3 82 (8.02%) Video Conferencing
4 76 (7.44%) Data Centre
5 52 (5.09%) Hybrid Cloud
5 52 (5.09%) Self-Motivation
6 33 (3.23%) Public Cloud
7 29 (2.84%) Driving Licence
8 27 (2.64%) User Experience
9 26 (2.54%) Clustering
10 23 (2.25%) Replication
11 22 (2.15%) Smartphone
12 20 (1.96%) Blackberry
13 19 (1.86%) Fat Client
13 19 (1.86%) Thin Client
14 18 (1.76%) Client/Server
14 18 (1.76%) e-Learning
15 14 (1.37%) Enterprise Storage
15 14 (1.37%) Private Cloud
16 13 (1.27%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 657 (64.29%) Windows
2 351 (34.34%) Windows Server
3 206 (20.16%) Windows 10
4 189 (18.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 157 (15.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 154 (15.07%) Windows 7
7 96 (9.39%) Linux
8 55 (5.38%) Android
9 45 (4.40%) Windows Server 2003
10 43 (4.21%) Apple iOS
11 38 (3.72%) Windows 8
12 36 (3.52%) Mac OS X
13 18 (1.76%) Ubuntu
14 13 (1.27%) Windows Vista
14 13 (1.27%) Windows XP
15 11 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 11 (1.08%) Windows 2000 Server
16 10 (0.98%) VMS
17 7 (0.68%) SUSE
18 6 (0.59%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 301 (29.45%) ITIL
2 137 (13.41%) Migration
3 136 (13.31%) Problem-Solving
4 132 (12.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 89 (8.71%) Disaster Recovery
6 87 (8.51%) Service Management
7 80 (7.83%) Presales
8 79 (7.73%) Service Delivery
9 76 (7.44%) Project Management
10 72 (7.05%) CRM
11 71 (6.95%) Incident Management
12 55 (5.38%) Problem Management
13 54 (5.28%) Change Management
14 51 (4.99%) Agile Software Development
15 49 (4.79%) PRINCE2
16 48 (4.70%) Stakeholder Management
17 46 (4.50%) Continuous Improvement
17 46 (4.50%) ITIL V3
18 45 (4.40%) ITSM
19 41 (4.01%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 171 (16.73%) SQL
2 156 (15.26%) PowerShell
3 19 (1.86%) JavaScript
3 19 (1.86%) VBScript
4 11 (1.08%) C
4 11 (1.08%) VB
5 9 (0.88%) TypeScript
6 7 (0.68%) Bash Shell
7 6 (0.59%) C#
8 4 (0.39%) Python
9 3 (0.29%) C++
9 3 (0.29%) Go
9 3 (0.29%) Ruby
9 3 (0.29%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.098%) Java
Qualifications
1 173 (16.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 114 (11.15%) MCSE
3 100 (9.78%) Cisco Certification
4 64 (6.26%) CCNP
5 56 (5.48%) Degree
6 48 (4.70%) CCNA
7 45 (4.40%) MCP
7 45 (4.40%) MCSA
8 43 (4.21%) Security Cleared
9 29 (2.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 28 (2.74%) SC Cleared
11 25 (2.45%) ITIL Certification
12 17 (1.66%) A+ Certification
13 15 (1.47%) CCIE
13 15 (1.47%) DBS Check
14 14 (1.37%) CCVP
14 14 (1.37%) MCITP
15 11 (1.08%) CCNP Voice
16 8 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
16 8 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (9.20%) SLA
2 38 (3.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (2.15%) PMO
4 14 (1.37%) Data Quality
4 14 (1.37%) PCI DSS
5 13 (1.27%) GDPR
5 13 (1.27%) QA
6 12 (1.17%) COBIT
6 12 (1.17%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.49%) PMBOK
7 5 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.20%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.098%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 578 (56.56%) Active Directory
2 262 (25.64%) Hyper-V
3 238 (23.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 72 (7.05%) VMware ESXi
4 72 (7.05%) XenApp
5 43 (4.21%) vSphere
6 38 (3.72%) XenDesktop
7 25 (2.45%) Virtual Machines
8 23 (2.25%) Virtual Servers
9 16 (1.57%) VMware Workstation
10 15 (1.47%) Terminal Services
11 11 (1.08%) Virtual Desktop
12 8 (0.78%) BitLocker
12 8 (0.78%) VMware Server
13 7 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (0.68%) Terminal Server
14 6 (0.59%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 6 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 5 (0.49%) Firmware
15 5 (0.49%) KVM
Systems Management
1 214 (20.94%) SCCM
2 58 (5.68%) Microsoft Intune
3 51 (4.99%) SCOM
4 47 (4.60%) SCVMM
5 32 (3.13%) Single Sign-On
6 26 (2.54%) Backup Exec
6 26 (2.54%) Cisco CUCM
7 19 (1.86%) SCOrch
8 18 (1.76%) FortiGate
9 16 (1.57%) vCenter Server
10 13 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
11 12 (1.17%) Cisco UCCX
11 12 (1.17%) Nagios
12 11 (1.08%) AirWatch
12 11 (1.08%) Cisco UCCE
13 10 (0.98%) SCSM
14 9 (0.88%) NetBackup
14 9 (0.88%) WSUS
15 8 (0.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 8 (0.78%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 697 (68.20%) Microsoft
2 359 (35.13%) VMware
3 251 (24.56%) Cisco
4 238 (23.29%) Citrix
5 74 (7.24%) HP
6 73 (7.14%) Dell
7 66 (6.46%) Apple
8 65 (6.36%) Avaya
9 60 (5.87%) Veeam
10 52 (5.09%) Symantec
11 50 (4.89%) NetApp
12 40 (3.91%) SolarWinds
13 33 (3.23%) Sophos
14 31 (3.03%) Mitel
15 30 (2.94%) CommVault
15 30 (2.94%) iManage
15 30 (2.94%) Remedy
15 30 (2.94%) Sonus
16 29 (2.84%) EMC
16 29 (2.84%) Polycom