Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 363 422 376
Rank change year-on-year +59 -46 -32
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 1506 1359 1871
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.86% 0.71% 0.86%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.83% 3.86% 4.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1138 1154 1629
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 £70,000 £64,750 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 31190 35248 41483
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.86% 18.39% 19.05%
Number of salaries quoted 25110 29792 34549
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 £76,250 £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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +77 1411 £47,500 +11.76% 93
London +73 803 £52,500 +16.67% 39
UK excluding London +42 670 £40,000 - 56
South East +37 196 £40,000 +3.90% 17
North of England +44 143 £38,750 +0.65% 16
Midlands -18 103 £50,000 +14.07% 10
East of England +12 94 £43,750 +2.94% 4
South West +26 71 £26,500 -33.75% 6
North West +38 70 £35,000 -15.15% 11
Yorkshire +42 63 £45,000 +9.76% 3
West Midlands -11 59 £47,500 -3.06% 2
Scotland +17 50 £52,500 +7.14% 2
East Midlands +28 41 £52,500 +31.25% 8
Wales +24 13 £32,500 +16.07%
North East -15 10 £23,125 -39.94% 2
Northern Ireland -22 7 £55,000 +41.03% 1

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 1151 (76.43%) Skype
2 1058 (70.25%) Microsoft
3 933 (61.95%) Active Directory
4 927 (61.55%) Windows
5 704 (46.75%) Office 365
6 566 (37.58%) VMware
7 537 (35.66%) MS Exchange
8 497 (33.00%) Windows Server
9 453 (30.08%) ITIL
10 409 (27.16%) Citrix
11 405 (26.89%) Microsoft Azure
12 384 (25.50%) Microsoft Office
13 354 (23.51%) Cisco
13 354 (23.51%) Finance
14 341 (22.64%) SCCM
15 318 (21.12%) VMware Infrastructure
16 311 (20.65%) Microsoft Certification
17 303 (20.12%) Windows 7
18 301 (19.99%) SharePoint
19 297 (19.72%) DNS
20 281 (18.66%) Hyper-V
21 275 (18.26%) PowerShell
22 274 (18.19%) DHCP
23 260 (17.26%) Exchange Server 2010
24 259 (17.20%) MCSE
25 256 (17.00%) Windows Server 2012
26 254 (16.87%) Blackberry
27 248 (16.47%) Unified Communications
28 230 (15.27%) Windows Server 2008
29 224 (14.87%) Banking

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
1 537 (35.66%) MS Exchange
2 301 (19.99%) SharePoint
3 260 (17.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 153 (10.16%) Exchange Server 2013
5 99 (6.57%) IIS
6 56 (3.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 41 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2007
8 40 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2003
9 28 (1.86%) SharePoint 2013
10 27 (1.79%) CMS
11 25 (1.66%) Office Communications Server
12 20 (1.33%) IBM Domino
12 20 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
13 12 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
14 11 (0.73%) IBM Notes
15 7 (0.46%) SAS
15 7 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
16 6 (0.40%) OpenStack
17 2 (0.13%) Confluence
17 2 (0.13%) MindAlign
Applications
1 384 (25.50%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (2.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (0.93%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (0.33%) Adobe Captivate
6 5 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.27%) Camtasia
8 3 (0.20%) InCopy
8 3 (0.20%) InDesign
8 3 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.066%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.066%) Revit
Business Applications
1 32 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.73%) Eikon
4 3 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.13%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.066%) Infor SunSystems
6 1 (0.066%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.066%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.066%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 704 (46.75%) Office 365
2 405 (26.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 186 (12.35%) IaaS
4 156 (10.36%) Amazon AWS
5 68 (4.52%) PaaS
6 65 (4.32%) Mimecast
7 61 (4.05%) Azure Active Directory
8 57 (3.78%) OneDrive
9 39 (2.59%) SaaS
10 30 (1.99%) Yammer
11 18 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
11 18 (1.20%) Dynamics 365
12 13 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
13 12 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 11 (0.73%) G Suite
15 8 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
16 6 (0.40%) Dropbox
17 3 (0.20%) Rackspace Cloud
17 3 (0.20%) Slack
18 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1151 (76.43%) Skype
2 297 (19.72%) DNS
3 274 (18.19%) DHCP
4 248 (16.47%) Unified Communications
5 220 (14.61%) Firewall
6 189 (12.55%) VoIP
7 170 (11.29%) VPN
8 169 (11.22%) WAN
9 158 (10.49%) LAN
10 153 (10.16%) SAN
11 120 (7.97%) TCP/IP
12 109 (7.24%) MPLS
13 97 (6.44%) PBX
14 87 (5.78%) Wireless
15 64 (4.25%) Remote Desktop
16 53 (3.52%) VLAN
17 48 (3.19%) Internet
18 43 (2.86%) ISDN
19 42 (2.79%) IPsec
19 42 (2.79%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (12.35%) SQL Server
2 24 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
4 18 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
5 16 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
6 13 (0.86%) SQL Server 2014
7 12 (0.80%) Big Data
7 12 (0.80%) SQL Server 2016
8 8 (0.53%) Hadoop
8 8 (0.53%) OLAP
9 7 (0.46%) MySQL
9 7 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.33%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.27%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.20%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (0.20%) Power BI
12 3 (0.20%) 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 9 (0.60%) JIRA
2 8 (0.53%) Fiddler
2 8 (0.53%) Jenkins
2 8 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (0.46%) MSI
4 3 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (0.20%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.20%) Travis CI
4 3 (0.20%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.13%) CircleCI
5 2 (0.13%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.13%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.066%) TeamCity
General
1 354 (23.51%) Finance
2 224 (14.87%) Banking
3 214 (14.21%) Retail
4 179 (11.89%) Investment Banking
5 169 (11.22%) Retail Banking
6 90 (5.98%) Telecoms
7 71 (4.71%) Legal
8 70 (4.65%) Law
9 31 (2.06%) French Language
10 29 (1.93%) Marketing
11 20 (1.33%) Games
12 18 (1.20%) Advertising
12 18 (1.20%) Multimedia
13 17 (1.13%) Back Office
14 13 (0.86%) Publishing
15 10 (0.66%) Spanish Language
16 8 (0.53%) German Language
17 7 (0.46%) Billing
18 6 (0.40%) Dutch Language
18 6 (0.40%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 214 (14.21%) Analyst
2 197 (13.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 172 (11.42%) Consultant
4 160 (10.62%) Support Engineer
5 106 (7.04%) IT Support
6 97 (6.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 93 (6.18%) 3rd Line Support
8 83 (5.51%) Support Analyst
9 72 (4.78%) IT Analyst
10 68 (4.52%) Office 365 Engineer
11 67 (4.45%) 2nd Line Support
12 65 (4.32%) Architect
13 63 (4.18%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 60 (3.98%) Desktop Support
15 57 (3.78%) Unified Communications Engineer
16 56 (3.72%) Service Analyst
17 55 (3.65%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
18 54 (3.59%) Head of Support
18 54 (3.59%) Infrastructure Support
19 50 (3.32%) Exchange Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (2.72%) XMPP
2 29 (1.93%) .NET
3 20 (1.33%) Web Services
4 13 (0.86%) ASP.NET
5 11 (0.73%) HTML
5 11 (0.73%) XML
6 9 (0.60%) WCF
7 8 (0.53%) .NET Framework
7 8 (0.53%) ADO.NET
7 8 (0.53%) AngularJS
7 8 (0.53%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (0.53%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 8 (0.53%) Backbone.js
7 8 (0.53%) Entity Framework
7 8 (0.53%) HTML5
7 8 (0.53%) jQuery
7 8 (0.53%) JSON
7 8 (0.53%) SOAP
7 8 (0.53%) WF
7 8 (0.53%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 254 (16.87%) Blackberry
2 142 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
3 119 (7.90%) User Experience
4 117 (7.77%) Data Centre
5 87 (5.78%) Video Conferencing
6 64 (4.25%) Clustering
7 38 (2.52%) Computer Science
8 36 (2.39%) Public Cloud
9 32 (2.12%) Replication
10 31 (2.06%) Hybrid Cloud
10 31 (2.06%) PKI
11 26 (1.73%) Driving Licence
12 23 (1.53%) Management Information System
13 21 (1.39%) Fat Client
13 21 (1.39%) Thin Client
14 20 (1.33%) Virtual Team
15 18 (1.20%) BYOD
15 18 (1.20%) Private Cloud
16 16 (1.06%) EMC VNX
17 13 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 927 (61.55%) Windows
2 497 (33.00%) Windows Server
3 303 (20.12%) Windows 7
4 256 (17.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 230 (15.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 196 (13.01%) Windows 10
7 170 (11.29%) Linux
8 159 (10.56%) Android
9 158 (10.49%) Mac OS X
10 156 (10.36%) Apple iOS
11 73 (4.85%) Windows Server 2003
12 52 (3.45%) Windows 8
13 33 (2.19%) Windows XP
14 29 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 28 (1.86%) Mac OS
16 27 (1.79%) Unix
17 15 (1.00%) CentOS
18 13 (0.86%) Solaris
19 12 (0.80%) Windows Phone
19 12 (0.80%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 453 (30.08%) ITIL
2 182 (12.08%) Asset Management
3 172 (11.42%) Service Management
4 169 (11.22%) Wealth Management
5 137 (9.10%) Migration
6 131 (8.70%) Presales
7 101 (6.71%) Service Delivery
8 98 (6.51%) Problem Management
9 82 (5.44%) Project Management
10 71 (4.71%) CRM
10 71 (4.71%) Disaster Recovery
11 69 (4.58%) Kalman Filter
12 63 (4.18%) Mentoring
13 62 (4.12%) Time Management
14 61 (4.05%) Continuous Improvement
15 60 (3.98%) Patch Management
16 58 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
17 55 (3.65%) Knowledge Management
18 53 (3.52%) Incident Management
19 50 (3.32%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 275 (18.26%) PowerShell
2 202 (13.41%) SQL
3 22 (1.46%) C#
4 13 (0.86%) C
5 12 (0.80%) JavaScript
5 12 (0.80%) VBScript
6 11 (0.73%) VB
7 9 (0.60%) Bash Shell
8 8 (0.53%) ES6
9 5 (0.33%) Java
10 4 (0.27%) Python
11 3 (0.20%) PHP
11 3 (0.20%) Ruby
12 2 (0.13%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.066%) AppleScript
13 1 (0.066%) Perl
13 1 (0.066%) Tcl
13 1 (0.066%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.066%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 311 (20.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 259 (17.20%) MCSE
3 114 (7.57%) Cisco Certification
4 111 (7.37%) Citrix Certification
5 105 (6.97%) CCA
6 98 (6.51%) MCSA
7 78 (5.18%) Degree
8 72 (4.78%) CCNP
9 59 (3.92%) MCP
9 59 (3.92%) Security Cleared
10 53 (3.52%) CCNA
11 41 (2.72%) MCITP
12 40 (2.66%) SC Cleared
13 38 (2.52%) CCIE
14 33 (2.19%) CCVP
15 27 (1.79%) CCNP Voice
16 18 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
16 18 (1.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 16 (1.06%) DV Cleared
17 16 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (6.04%) SLA
2 23 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (1.13%) QA
4 9 (0.60%) PMO
5 4 (0.27%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.20%) GDPR
6 3 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.13%) SSAE 16
8 1 (0.066%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.066%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.066%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.066%) GMP
8 1 (0.066%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.066%) PMBOK
System Software
1 933 (61.95%) Active Directory
2 318 (21.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 281 (18.66%) Hyper-V
4 202 (13.41%) XenApp
5 167 (11.09%) XenDesktop
6 105 (6.97%) VMware ESXi
7 93 (6.18%) vSphere
8 40 (2.66%) Terminal Services
9 31 (2.06%) VMware Workstation
10 19 (1.26%) XenServer
11 18 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
12 15 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
13 14 (0.93%) Virtual Desktop
14 13 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
15 10 (0.66%) Firmware
15 10 (0.66%) ISA Server
16 7 (0.46%) BitLocker
17 6 (0.40%) Forefront TMG
18 4 (0.27%) VMware Server
19 3 (0.20%) Docker
Systems Management
1 341 (22.64%) SCCM
2 149 (9.89%) AirWatch
3 131 (8.70%) SCOM
4 76 (5.05%) WSUS
5 55 (3.65%) Backup Exec
6 52 (3.45%) Cisco CUCM
7 46 (3.05%) Microsoft Intune
8 39 (2.59%) Cisco UCCX
9 36 (2.39%) Cisco UCCE
10 28 (1.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 24 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
12 22 (1.46%) Puppet
13 17 (1.13%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 17 (1.13%) XenMobile
14 16 (1.06%) vCenter Server
15 15 (1.00%) Microsoft Clustering
16 11 (0.73%) Failover Clustering
17 10 (0.66%) Nagios
17 10 (0.66%) SCOrch
18 9 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1058 (70.25%) Microsoft
2 566 (37.58%) VMware
3 409 (27.16%) Citrix
4 354 (23.51%) Cisco
5 153 (10.16%) Apple
6 130 (8.63%) HP
7 121 (8.03%) ServiceNow
8 115 (7.64%) AppSense
8 115 (7.64%) McAfee
9 103 (6.84%) Avaya
10 92 (6.11%) Veeam
11 73 (4.85%) Dell
12 69 (4.58%) NetApp
13 63 (4.18%) Symantec
14 58 (3.85%) Remedy
15 54 (3.59%) EMC
16 48 (3.19%) Palo Alto
17 46 (3.05%) Polycom
18 37 (2.46%) Juniper
19 31 (2.06%) Lotus