Period
to 25 November 2020

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 25 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
UK
6 months to
25 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 448 406 463
Rank change year-on-year -42 +57 -86
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 284 979 1,009
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.73% 0.63%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.72% 4.94% 3.92%
Number of salaries quoted 283 828 892
Median annual salary £52,500 £43,399 £45,946
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.97% -5.54% -3.27%
10th Percentile £30,684 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year - -2.44% +2.50%

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 7,639 19,807 25,730
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.94% 14.68% 16.09%
Number of salaries quoted 6,367 15,930 20,709
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £27,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% - +8.75%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in the UK

Skype for Business
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Skype for Business.

Salary trend for Skype for Business in the UK

Skype for Business
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Skype for Business over the 6 months to 25 November 2020.

Salary histogram for Skype for Business in the UK

Skype for Business
Top 15 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 25 November 2020. 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 -69 227 £52,500 +16.67% 35
London +29 131 £54,250 +13.02% 12
UK excluding London -26 131 £40,000 - 27
Work from Home +4 63 £58,750 -9.62% 14
South East +111 55 £40,000 -22.33% 10
Scotland +60 21 £40,250 +34.17% 2
Wales +16 16 £39,500 +5.33% 1
North of England -7 14 £31,368 -26.29% 5
East of England +105 12 £52,500 +31.25% 1
Midlands +40 8 £19,750 -50.63% 3
North West +38 8 £29,000 -29.88% 1
West Midlands +77 7 £19,500 -41.35% 2
Yorkshire +38 6 £42,000 -0.85% 3
South West +75 5 £41,250 +6.45% 4
East Midlands +34 1 £70,000 +60.00% 1

For the 6 months to 25 November 2020, 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.

1 274 (96.48%) Skype
2 231 (81.34%) Microsoft
3 192 (67.61%) Office 365
4 170 (59.86%) Azure
5 157 (55.28%) Active Directory
6 121 (42.61%) Windows
7 105 (36.97%) ITIL
8 85 (29.93%) Cisco
9 82 (28.87%) VMware
10 76 (26.76%) VPN
11 70 (24.65%) DNS
11 70 (24.65%) SharePoint
11 70 (24.65%) Hyper-V
12 69 (24.30%) Unified Communications
13 66 (23.24%) Windows Server
14 65 (22.89%) LAN
14 65 (22.89%) WAN
14 65 (22.89%) Microsoft Office
14 65 (22.89%) DHCP
15 64 (22.54%) AWS
16 60 (21.13%) SCCM
16 60 (21.13%) VMware Infrastructure
16 60 (21.13%) Finance
17 59 (20.77%) Azure Active Directory
17 59 (20.77%) Windows 10
17 59 (20.77%) Problem-Solving
18 57 (20.07%) MS Exchange
19 56 (19.72%) SLA
20 55 (19.37%) Linux
21 53 (18.66%) Firewall

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 70 (24.65%) SharePoint
2 57 (20.07%) MS Exchange
3 12 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (3.87%) IIS
5 10 (3.52%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (2.11%) Ethereum
8 3 (1.06%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.70%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (0.70%) Umbraco
Applications
1 65 (22.89%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (9.86%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.35%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.35%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 6 (2.11%) Quorum
2 5 (1.76%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.41%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.35%) Carpe Diem
4 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 192 (67.61%) Office 365
2 170 (59.86%) Azure
3 64 (22.54%) AWS
4 59 (20.77%) Azure Active Directory
5 28 (9.86%) Route 53
5 28 (9.86%) Slack
6 27 (9.51%) IaaS
7 26 (9.15%) GCP
8 23 (8.10%) OneDrive
8 23 (8.10%) PaaS
9 20 (7.04%) Power Platform
10 9 (3.17%) SaaS
11 8 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (2.11%) Mimecast
13 5 (1.76%) PowerApps
14 4 (1.41%) Dynamics 365
15 3 (1.06%) Yammer
16 2 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 1 (0.35%) G Suite
17 1 (0.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 274 (96.48%) Skype
2 76 (26.76%) VPN
3 70 (24.65%) DNS
4 69 (24.30%) Unified Communications
5 65 (22.89%) DHCP
5 65 (22.89%) LAN
5 65 (22.89%) WAN
6 53 (18.66%) Firewall
7 41 (14.44%) VoIP
8 38 (13.38%) Wireless
9 36 (12.68%) Network Security
9 36 (12.68%) Wi-Fi
10 30 (10.56%) Wireshark
11 28 (9.86%) BGP
11 28 (9.86%) IPsec
11 28 (9.86%) MPLS
11 28 (9.86%) OSPF
11 28 (9.86%) RIP
11 28 (9.86%) SNMP
11 28 (9.86%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (16.55%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.63%) Amazon RDS
3 10 (3.52%) Power BI
4 7 (2.46%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.41%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.06%) InstallShield
1 3 (1.06%) MSI
2 2 (0.70%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.70%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.35%) JIRA
General
1 60 (21.13%) Finance
2 30 (10.56%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.11%) Military
4 5 (1.76%) Marketing
4 5 (1.76%) Public Sector
5 4 (1.41%) Aerospace
5 4 (1.41%) Electronics
5 4 (1.41%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.06%) Banking
6 3 (1.06%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.06%) Law
7 2 (0.70%) Games
7 2 (0.70%) Housing Association
8 1 (0.35%) German Language
8 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.35%) Legal
8 1 (0.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 38 (13.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 36 (12.68%) Consultant
3 33 (11.62%) Support Engineer
4 28 (9.86%) Network Engineer
5 18 (6.34%) Architect
6 16 (5.63%) Analyst
7 15 (5.28%) Azure Engineer
7 15 (5.28%) Voice Engineer
8 14 (4.93%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 14 (4.93%) 3rd Line Support
8 14 (4.93%) Applications Engineer
8 14 (4.93%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 13 (4.58%) Cloud Engineer
9 13 (4.58%) Senior Network Engineer
10 12 (4.23%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 12 (4.23%) Microsoft Consultant
10 12 (4.23%) Office 365 Engineer
11 11 (3.87%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 9 (3.17%) Audio Engineer
12 9 (3.17%) Azure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.70%) .NET
1 2 (0.70%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.35%) REST
2 1 (0.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 39 (13.73%) Management Information System
2 20 (7.04%) Data Centre
2 20 (7.04%) Public Cloud
3 19 (6.69%) Clustering
4 15 (5.28%) Private Cloud
5 14 (4.93%) Replication
6 13 (4.58%) Self-Motivation
7 12 (4.23%) Hybrid Cloud
8 11 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (2.46%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (1.06%) Blackberry
11 3 (1.06%) iPhone
11 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Licensing
11 3 (1.06%) PKI
12 2 (0.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 2 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.70%) PDA
12 2 (0.70%) Reinsurance
12 2 (0.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 121 (42.61%) Windows
2 66 (23.24%) Windows Server
3 59 (20.77%) Windows 10
4 55 (19.37%) Linux
5 47 (16.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 44 (15.49%) Windows Server 2016
7 35 (12.32%) Mac OS X
8 31 (10.92%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (7.75%) Windows 7
10 17 (5.99%) Windows Server 2019
11 8 (2.82%) CentOS
12 7 (2.46%) Windows 8
13 5 (1.76%) Android
14 4 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (36.97%) ITIL
2 59 (20.77%) Problem-Solving
3 49 (17.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 43 (15.14%) Customer Requirements
5 37 (13.03%) Identity Management
5 37 (13.03%) Mentoring
6 34 (11.97%) Proactive Monitoring
7 32 (11.27%) Migration
8 31 (10.92%) Network Monitoring
9 29 (10.21%) Creative Thinking
9 29 (10.21%) Performance Analysis
10 28 (9.86%) B2B
10 28 (9.86%) Security Monitoring
11 25 (8.80%) Presales
12 23 (8.10%) Problem Management
13 21 (7.39%) Incident Management
14 20 (7.04%) Project Management
15 17 (5.99%) DevOps
15 17 (5.99%) Disaster Recovery
15 17 (5.99%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (16.90%) PowerShell
2 43 (15.14%) SQL
3 35 (12.32%) Python
4 7 (2.46%) C
5 3 (1.06%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.06%) VBScript
6 2 (0.70%) C#
6 2 (0.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 48 (16.90%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (14.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 34 (11.97%) CCNA
4 29 (10.21%) Degree
5 27 (9.51%) Security Cleared
6 21 (7.39%) SC Cleared
7 19 (6.69%) MCSE
8 17 (5.99%) CCNP
9 14 (4.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 10 (3.52%) Computer Science Degree
10 10 (3.52%) DV Cleared
11 6 (2.11%) MCP
12 5 (1.76%) MCITP
13 3 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (1.06%) HPE ATP
14 2 (0.70%) MCSA
14 2 (0.70%) MCTS
14 2 (0.70%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.70%) PMP
15 1 (0.35%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (19.72%) SLA
2 2 (0.70%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.35%) PMO
3 1 (0.35%) QA
System Software
1 157 (55.28%) Active Directory
2 70 (24.65%) Hyper-V
3 60 (21.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (13.03%) Virtual Machines
5 34 (11.97%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (5.63%) vSphere
7 6 (2.11%) Docker
7 6 (2.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 6 (2.11%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (2.11%) XenApp
8 3 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.35%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.35%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 60 (21.13%) SCCM
2 50 (17.61%) Microsoft Intune
3 34 (11.97%) SCVMM
4 31 (10.92%) Nagios
5 28 (9.86%) Ansible
5 28 (9.86%) Opscode Chef
5 28 (9.86%) Puppet
6 12 (4.23%) HP Data Protector
7 7 (2.46%) Failover Clustering
7 7 (2.46%) Microsoft Clustering
7 7 (2.46%) WSUS
8 6 (2.11%) Backup Exec
9 4 (1.41%) AirWatch
9 4 (1.41%) NetBackup
10 3 (1.06%) SCOM
10 3 (1.06%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.70%) MaaS360
12 1 (0.35%) Cisco CUCM
12 1 (0.35%) Cisco UCCX
12 1 (0.35%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 231 (81.34%) Microsoft
2 85 (29.93%) Cisco
3 82 (28.87%) VMware
4 32 (11.27%) Palo Alto
5 30 (10.56%) Avaya
6 29 (10.21%) Veeam
7 28 (9.86%) Citrix
7 28 (9.86%) Riverbed
8 21 (7.39%) HP
9 16 (5.63%) Sophos
10 15 (5.28%) Dialogic
11 13 (4.58%) Dell
12 12 (4.23%) Juniper
12 12 (4.23%) Red Hat
12 12 (4.23%) SolarWinds
13 9 (3.17%) MobileIron
13 9 (3.17%) Oracle
13 9 (3.17%) SAP
14 8 (2.82%) CommVault
14 8 (2.82%) Nokia