Period
to 18 June 2019

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 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
UK
6 months to
18 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 422 466 385
Rank change year-on-year +44 -81 -5
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 1,040 1,095 1,399
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.73% 0.64% 0.81%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.80% 3.82% 4.54%
Number of salaries quoted 771 880 1,142
UK median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,975 £25,775
90th Percentile £70,102 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £39,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +15.38% -8.24% +6.25%

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 21,687 28,653 30,806
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.12% 16.67% 17.90%
Number of salaries quoted 17,044 23,148 25,316
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.70% +2.22%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,733 £26,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -

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 June 2019.

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 June 2019. 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 +61 1,001 £46,004 +2.23% 37
UK excluding London +52 559 £45,000 +15.38% 23
London +17 445 £47,500 -9.52% 14
North of England +92 195 £41,589 +22.32% 5
South East +75 157 £52,500 +16.67% 7
Midlands +60 107 £47,500 +10.47% 4
North West +46 93 £41,818 +22.99%
Yorkshire +16 72 £40,000 +6.67% 3
West Midlands +48 54 £32,500 -38.10% 2
East Midlands +31 53 £47,500 +11.76% 2
South West +1 53 £41,500 +6.41% 5
East of England +44 36 £43,500 +33.85% 2
North East +38 30 £53,506 +101.91% 2
Scotland -15 15 £45,000 -10.00%
Wales +14 2 £41,500 +97.62%
Northern Ireland -29 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 June 2019, 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.

1 887 (85.29%) Skype
2 727 (69.90%) Microsoft
3 686 (65.96%) Office 365
4 609 (58.56%) Active Directory
5 590 (56.73%) Windows
6 451 (43.37%) Microsoft Azure
7 312 (30.00%) Windows Server
8 311 (29.90%) ITIL
8 311 (29.90%) VMware
9 293 (28.17%) SharePoint
10 282 (27.12%) Cisco
11 260 (25.00%) MS Exchange
11 260 (25.00%) Windows 10
12 250 (24.04%) Microsoft Office
13 237 (22.79%) DNS
14 216 (20.77%) SCCM
15 210 (20.19%) VMware Infrastructure
16 209 (20.10%) Citrix
17 206 (19.81%) DHCP
18 197 (18.94%) PowerShell
19 193 (18.56%) Hyper-V
20 174 (16.73%) Firewall
21 169 (16.25%) Microsoft Certification
22 167 (16.06%) SQL Server
23 157 (15.10%) Windows Server 2012
24 154 (14.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 153 (14.71%) Problem-Solving
26 152 (14.62%) WAN
27 145 (13.94%) VPN
28 144 (13.85%) Finance

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
1 293 (28.17%) SharePoint
2 260 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 75 (7.21%) Exchange Server 2013
4 72 (6.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 36 (3.46%) IIS
6 30 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2003
7 13 (1.25%) CMS
8 11 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (0.77%) Apache
9 8 (0.77%) nginx
10 7 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
11 6 (0.58%) Office Communications Server
12 5 (0.48%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
15 2 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 2 (0.19%) IBM Domino
15 2 (0.19%) IBM Notes
15 2 (0.19%) WordPress
16 1 (0.096%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 250 (24.04%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (2.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 18 (1.73%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (1.15%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.096%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 12 (1.15%) Elite 3E
2 11 (1.06%) Carpe Diem
3 6 (0.58%) Eikon
4 4 (0.38%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.19%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.19%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.096%) Aareon QL
6 1 (0.096%) Academy Housing
6 1 (0.096%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.096%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.096%) Lawson
6 1 (0.096%) MIS ActiveH
6 1 (0.096%) Northgate Housing
6 1 (0.096%) OPENHousing
6 1 (0.096%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.096%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 686 (65.96%) Office 365
2 451 (43.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 133 (12.79%) Amazon AWS
4 113 (10.87%) Azure Active Directory
5 102 (9.81%) OneDrive
6 101 (9.71%) IaaS
7 81 (7.79%) PaaS
8 47 (4.52%) SaaS
9 35 (3.37%) Yammer
10 28 (2.69%) Power Platform
11 23 (2.21%) Mimecast
12 15 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
13 14 (1.35%) OpenShift
14 12 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
15 11 (1.06%) Azure Functions
15 11 (1.06%) Azure Machine Learning
15 11 (1.06%) Serverless
16 9 (0.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 9 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
16 9 (0.87%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 887 (85.29%) Skype
2 237 (22.79%) DNS
3 206 (19.81%) DHCP
4 174 (16.73%) Firewall
5 152 (14.62%) WAN
6 145 (13.94%) VPN
7 142 (13.65%) LAN
8 125 (12.02%) Unified Communications
9 112 (10.77%) SAN
10 110 (10.58%) VoIP
11 107 (10.29%) TCP/IP
12 96 (9.23%) MPLS
13 90 (8.65%) Wireless
14 57 (5.48%) Network Security
15 55 (5.29%) Internet
15 55 (5.29%) Intranet
16 52 (5.00%) PBX
17 46 (4.42%) WLAN
18 42 (4.04%) Remote Desktop
19 37 (3.56%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (16.06%) SQL Server
2 27 (2.60%) Power BI
3 18 (1.73%) Amazon RDS
4 16 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (1.06%) Azure SQL Database
6 8 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (0.67%) MySQL
7 7 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.29%) EDRMS
10 3 (0.29%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (0.19%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.096%) BusinessObjects
12 1 (0.096%) Crystal Reports
12 1 (0.096%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.096%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (1.83%) Jenkins
2 12 (1.15%) Git (software)
3 10 (0.96%) JIRA
4 7 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
4 7 (0.67%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.29%) gulp
5 3 (0.29%) MSI
5 3 (0.29%) Yeoman
6 2 (0.19%) AdminStudio
6 2 (0.19%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.19%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.096%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 144 (13.85%) Finance
2 63 (6.06%) Telecoms
3 58 (5.58%) Legal
4 55 (5.29%) Law
5 38 (3.65%) Banking
6 20 (1.92%) Back Office
6 20 (1.92%) Marketing
7 19 (1.83%) Manufacturing
8 10 (0.96%) Electronics
9 9 (0.87%) Retail
10 7 (0.67%) Multimedia
11 6 (0.58%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.19%) Advertising
13 2 (0.19%) Local Government
14 1 (0.096%) French Language
14 1 (0.096%) German Language
14 1 (0.096%) Italian Language
14 1 (0.096%) Portuguese Language
14 1 (0.096%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 166 (15.96%) Analyst
2 158 (15.19%) Consultant
3 129 (12.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 81 (7.79%) Support Analyst
5 74 (7.12%) Architect
6 67 (6.44%) Support Engineer
7 66 (6.35%) IT Support
8 59 (5.67%) IT Analyst
9 51 (4.90%) Desktop Support
10 49 (4.71%) Technical Consultant
11 46 (4.42%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 43 (4.13%) Service Analyst
13 42 (4.04%) 2nd Line Support
14 40 (3.85%) Unified Communications Engineer
15 37 (3.56%) IT Manager
16 36 (3.46%) Service Desk Analyst
17 34 (3.27%) Network Consultant
17 34 (3.27%) Office 365 Consultant
18 33 (3.17%) IT Engineer
18 33 (3.17%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (2.21%) LDAP
2 15 (1.44%) Software Packaging
3 12 (1.15%) SAML
4 11 (1.06%) JSON
5 10 (0.96%) Web Services
6 9 (0.87%) .NET
6 9 (0.87%) REST
6 9 (0.87%) XMPP
7 7 (0.67%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (0.67%) HTML
8 6 (0.58%) CSS
9 5 (0.48%) WSH
10 4 (0.38%) COM
10 4 (0.38%) Django
11 3 (0.29%) AngularJS
11 3 (0.29%) KnockoutJS
11 3 (0.29%) MAPI
12 2 (0.19%) .NET Framework
12 2 (0.19%) Middleware
12 2 (0.19%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 121 (11.63%) Data Centre
2 85 (8.17%) Video Conferencing
3 64 (6.15%) Management Information System
4 62 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
5 48 (4.62%) Self-Motivation
6 39 (3.75%) Hybrid Cloud
7 35 (3.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 27 (2.60%) User Experience
9 25 (2.40%) iPad
10 22 (2.12%) Replication
11 21 (2.02%) iPhone
12 20 (1.92%) Blackberry
12 20 (1.92%) Driving Licence
12 20 (1.92%) Fat Client
12 20 (1.92%) Smartphone
12 20 (1.92%) Thin Client
13 15 (1.44%) Public Cloud
13 15 (1.44%) Social Media
14 12 (1.15%) CMDB
15 9 (0.87%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 590 (56.73%) Windows
2 312 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 260 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 157 (15.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 142 (13.65%) Windows 7
6 106 (10.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 63 (6.06%) Linux
8 52 (5.00%) Windows 8
9 49 (4.71%) Apple iOS
10 37 (3.56%) Windows Server 2003
11 27 (2.60%) Android
12 10 (0.96%) Mac OS X
12 10 (0.96%) VMS
13 8 (0.77%) Unix
14 6 (0.58%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.48%) CentOS
15 5 (0.48%) Windows Vista
16 4 (0.38%) Mac OS X Server
16 4 (0.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 311 (29.90%) ITIL
2 154 (14.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 153 (14.71%) Problem-Solving
4 129 (12.40%) Migration
5 117 (11.25%) Agile Software Development
6 114 (10.96%) Presales
7 109 (10.48%) Service Management
8 102 (9.81%) Mentoring
9 95 (9.13%) Project Management
10 82 (7.88%) Change Management
11 76 (7.31%) Coaching
12 75 (7.21%) Line Management
13 69 (6.63%) Incident Management
14 67 (6.44%) Customer Requirements
15 63 (6.06%) Service Delivery
15 63 (6.06%) Time Management
16 52 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
17 51 (4.90%) Mobile Device Management
18 48 (4.62%) Digital Transformation Programme
19 45 (4.33%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 197 (18.94%) PowerShell
2 106 (10.19%) SQL
3 22 (2.12%) Python
4 21 (2.02%) Bash Shell
5 13 (1.25%) C
5 13 (1.25%) C#
5 13 (1.25%) VBScript
6 12 (1.15%) Ruby
7 8 (0.77%) Go
8 7 (0.67%) JavaScript
9 6 (0.58%) R
10 5 (0.48%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.38%) PHP
11 4 (0.38%) VB
12 2 (0.19%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.096%) Java
13 1 (0.096%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.096%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 169 (16.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 119 (11.44%) MCSE
3 96 (9.23%) Cisco Certification
4 85 (8.17%) CCNA
5 81 (7.79%) Degree
6 76 (7.31%) CCNP
7 63 (6.06%) MCSA
8 44 (4.23%) MCP
9 31 (2.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 29 (2.79%) Security Cleared
11 19 (1.83%) MCITP
11 19 (1.83%) SC Cleared
12 16 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
13 13 (1.25%) CCIE
13 13 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 12 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
15 10 (0.96%) CCDP
15 10 (0.96%) Citrix Certification
16 9 (0.87%) A+ Certification
17 8 (0.77%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (8.08%) SLA
2 23 (2.21%) GDPR
3 17 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (1.15%) QA
5 9 (0.87%) PMO
6 6 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (0.38%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.19%) COBIT
9 2 (0.19%) NIST
10 1 (0.096%) BS7799
10 1 (0.096%) Data Quality
System Software
1 609 (58.56%) Active Directory
2 210 (20.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 193 (18.56%) Hyper-V
4 94 (9.04%) XenApp
5 65 (6.25%) vSphere
6 55 (5.29%) VMware ESXi
6 55 (5.29%) XenDesktop
7 43 (4.13%) Virtual Machines
8 36 (3.46%) Microsoft App-V
9 35 (3.37%) Docker
10 19 (1.83%) VMware Workstation
11 11 (1.06%) BitLocker
11 11 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
12 10 (0.96%) Virtual Desktop
13 9 (0.87%) Terminal Server
14 8 (0.77%) iptables
14 8 (0.77%) VirtualBox
14 8 (0.77%) Xen
15 6 (0.58%) vCloud
16 5 (0.48%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 216 (20.77%) SCCM
2 102 (9.81%) Microsoft Intune
3 32 (3.08%) Single Sign-On
4 27 (2.60%) Kubernetes
4 27 (2.60%) WSUS
5 26 (2.50%) SCOM
6 25 (2.40%) SCVMM
7 23 (2.21%) AirWatch
8 22 (2.12%) Terraform
9 20 (1.92%) Cisco CUCM
10 19 (1.83%) Ansible
10 19 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
10 19 (1.83%) Puppet
11 17 (1.63%) NetBackup
11 17 (1.63%) vCenter Server
12 16 (1.54%) FortiGate
13 14 (1.35%) Cisco UCCX
13 14 (1.35%) DameWare
14 13 (1.25%) Backup Exec
14 13 (1.25%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 727 (69.90%) Microsoft
2 311 (29.90%) VMware
3 282 (27.12%) Cisco
4 209 (20.10%) Citrix
5 97 (9.33%) HP
6 76 (7.31%) Apple
7 75 (7.21%) Avaya
7 75 (7.21%) Veeam
8 56 (5.38%) Dell
9 55 (5.29%) Symantec
10 43 (4.13%) Mitel
11 38 (3.65%) CommVault
12 36 (3.46%) Polycom
13 33 (3.17%) SolarWinds
14 25 (2.40%) Meraki
15 24 (2.31%) CheckPoint
16 22 (2.12%) Juniper
17 21 (2.02%) Google
17 21 (2.02%) Sophos
18 18 (1.73%) Oracle