Period
to 15 September 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 15 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
UK
6 months to
15 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 398 472 391
Rank change year-on-year +74 -81 +40
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 1,068 1,052 1,461
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.76% 0.63% 0.82%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.14% 3.79% 4.61%
Number of salaries quoted 812 845 1,095
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.26% +13.10%
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 20,793 27,760 31,715
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.86% 16.64% 17.87%
Number of salaries quoted 16,400 22,277 25,435
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,000 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £43,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -1.15% +4.82% +3.75%

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 15 September 2019.

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 15 September 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 +81 1,013 £45,000 - 144
UK excluding London +52 556 £42,500 +6.25% 130
London +77 476 £45,000 -10.00% 38
South East +86 182 £52,500 +10.53% 43
North of England +13 149 £44,721 +31.53% 20
Midlands +59 98 £46,736 +9.97% 8
North West +5 69 £45,000 +50.00% 4
Yorkshire -2 59 £37,500 -3.23% 13
East Midlands +37 58 £47,500 +11.76% 5
South West -13 49 £40,000 +3.90% 23
East of England +50 48 £39,000 +11.43% 12
West Midlands +38 40 £32,500 -31.58% 3
North East +29 21 £44,721 +19.26% 3
Scotland +6 18 £30,000 -40.00% 9
Wales +19 16 £37,000 +42.31% 15

For the 6 months to 15 September 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.

1 948 (88.76%) Skype
2 721 (67.51%) Microsoft
3 692 (64.79%) Office 365
4 633 (59.27%) Active Directory
5 621 (58.15%) Windows
6 461 (43.16%) Azure
7 324 (30.34%) Windows Server
8 317 (29.68%) VMware
9 301 (28.18%) ITIL
10 286 (26.78%) SharePoint
11 281 (26.31%) Microsoft Office
12 275 (25.75%) SCCM
13 268 (25.09%) MS Exchange
14 266 (24.91%) Windows 10
15 249 (23.31%) DNS
16 243 (22.75%) Cisco
17 219 (20.51%) Citrix
18 217 (20.32%) DHCP
18 217 (20.32%) PowerShell
19 216 (20.22%) WAN
20 212 (19.85%) Hyper-V
21 201 (18.82%) LAN
22 188 (17.60%) Firewall
23 187 (17.51%) VMware Infrastructure
24 185 (17.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 164 (15.36%) Windows 7
26 162 (15.17%) SQL Server
27 160 (14.98%) Windows Server 2012
28 159 (14.89%) Microsoft Certification
29 157 (14.70%) VPN

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
1 286 (26.78%) SharePoint
2 268 (25.09%) MS Exchange
3 89 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 79 (7.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 30 (2.81%) IIS
6 14 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2003
7 12 (1.12%) SharePoint Server
8 11 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
9 9 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (0.66%) CMS
10 7 (0.66%) IBM Domino
10 7 (0.66%) IBM Notes
11 6 (0.56%) Apache
11 6 (0.56%) nginx
12 5 (0.47%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.37%) Alfresco
13 4 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.28%) Confluence
15 2 (0.19%) WordPress
16 1 (0.094%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 281 (26.31%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (3.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 27 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (1.12%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.19%) Adobe Captivate
6 2 (0.19%) Camtasia
6 2 (0.19%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 11 (1.03%) Carpe Diem
1 11 (1.03%) Elite 3E
2 6 (0.56%) Eikon
3 4 (0.37%) Sage 200
4 3 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.094%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.094%) Eze OMS
5 1 (0.094%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.094%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 692 (64.79%) Office 365
2 461 (43.16%) Azure
3 140 (13.11%) AWS
4 126 (11.80%) OneDrive
5 122 (11.42%) Azure Active Directory
6 81 (7.58%) IaaS
7 54 (5.06%) PaaS
8 42 (3.93%) Yammer
9 34 (3.18%) SaaS
10 23 (2.15%) Mimecast
11 21 (1.97%) OpenShift
12 13 (1.22%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 12 (1.12%) Power Platform
14 11 (1.03%) GCP
15 8 (0.75%) Azure Functions
15 8 (0.75%) Azure Machine Learning
15 8 (0.75%) Serverless
16 6 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 6 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
16 6 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 948 (88.76%) Skype
2 249 (23.31%) DNS
3 217 (20.32%) DHCP
4 216 (20.22%) WAN
5 201 (18.82%) LAN
6 188 (17.60%) Firewall
7 157 (14.70%) VPN
8 136 (12.73%) SAN
9 133 (12.45%) TCP/IP
10 108 (10.11%) Unified Communications
11 107 (10.02%) VoIP
12 105 (9.83%) MPLS
13 100 (9.36%) Network Security
14 86 (8.05%) Wireless
15 66 (6.18%) WLAN
16 65 (6.09%) Internet
17 56 (5.24%) Intranet
18 53 (4.96%) Remote Desktop
19 49 (4.59%) NAS
20 47 (4.40%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (15.17%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.03%) Azure SQL Database
3 10 (0.94%) Power BI
3 10 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (0.84%) SQL Server 2016
5 8 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (0.47%) MySQL
7 5 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.094%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.094%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.094%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.094%) SQL Server 2017
8 1 (0.094%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (1.59%) Jenkins
2 10 (0.94%) JIRA
3 8 (0.75%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
4 5 (0.47%) TeamCity
5 4 (0.37%) MSI
6 2 (0.19%) AdminStudio
6 2 (0.19%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.094%) Visual Studio
General
1 121 (11.33%) Finance
2 62 (5.81%) Telecoms
3 47 (4.40%) Public Sector
4 44 (4.12%) Law
5 24 (2.25%) Manufacturing
6 22 (2.06%) Legal
7 21 (1.97%) Banking
8 17 (1.59%) Marketing
9 15 (1.40%) Back Office
10 13 (1.22%) Electronics
10 13 (1.22%) Retail
11 6 (0.56%) Local Government
11 6 (0.56%) Multimedia
12 5 (0.47%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.37%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.37%) Billing
14 3 (0.28%) French Language
14 3 (0.28%) German Language
15 2 (0.19%) Games
Job Titles
1 184 (17.23%) Analyst
2 156 (14.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 150 (14.04%) Consultant
4 102 (9.55%) Support Analyst
5 99 (9.27%) IT Support
6 97 (9.08%) Support Engineer
7 68 (6.37%) Desktop Support
8 66 (6.18%) Architect
9 63 (5.90%) 2nd Line Support
10 62 (5.81%) IT Analyst
11 54 (5.06%) Technical Consultant
12 50 (4.68%) Network Consultant
13 48 (4.49%) Windows Engineer
14 47 (4.40%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 46 (4.31%) IT Engineer
16 43 (4.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 41 (3.84%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
18 40 (3.75%) IT Support Analyst
19 39 (3.65%) Azure Engineer
20 37 (3.46%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (2.25%) LDAP
2 12 (1.12%) SAML
3 11 (1.03%) JSON
4 10 (0.94%) Software Packaging
5 8 (0.75%) .NET
5 8 (0.75%) Web Services
6 7 (0.66%) MAPI
6 7 (0.66%) REST
7 6 (0.56%) XMPP
8 5 (0.47%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (0.28%) COM
9 3 (0.28%) CSS
9 3 (0.28%) Django
9 3 (0.28%) HTML
10 2 (0.19%) jQuery
10 2 (0.19%) XML
11 1 (0.094%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.094%) Middleware
11 1 (0.094%) RESTful
11 1 (0.094%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 136 (12.73%) Data Centre
2 104 (9.74%) Video Conferencing
3 72 (6.74%) Management Information System
4 63 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
5 57 (5.34%) Self-Motivation
6 54 (5.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 39 (3.65%) Smartphone
8 29 (2.72%) User Experience
9 27 (2.53%) Blackberry
10 24 (2.25%) Driving Licence
11 22 (2.06%) Hybrid Cloud
12 21 (1.97%) Fat Client
12 21 (1.97%) Thin Client
13 19 (1.78%) Public Cloud
14 15 (1.40%) CMDB
14 15 (1.40%) iPhone
15 14 (1.31%) Social Media
16 13 (1.22%) Replication
17 12 (1.12%) FMCG
18 10 (0.94%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 621 (58.15%) Windows
2 324 (30.34%) Windows Server
3 266 (24.91%) Windows 10
4 164 (15.36%) Windows 7
5 160 (14.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 120 (11.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 52 (4.87%) Windows 8
8 51 (4.78%) Windows Server 2003
9 49 (4.59%) Apple iOS
10 42 (3.93%) Linux
11 23 (2.15%) Android
12 8 (0.75%) Windows Vista
13 7 (0.66%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.56%) Unix
14 6 (0.56%) VMS
15 4 (0.37%) CentOS
15 4 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
17 2 (0.19%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 301 (28.18%) ITIL
2 185 (17.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 125 (11.70%) Service Management
4 116 (10.86%) Migration
5 111 (10.39%) Problem-Solving
6 106 (9.93%) Agile Software Development
7 101 (9.46%) Change Management
8 92 (8.61%) Mentoring
9 80 (7.49%) Presales
9 80 (7.49%) Project Management
10 73 (6.84%) Incident Management
11 70 (6.55%) Mobile Device Management
12 66 (6.18%) Coaching
12 66 (6.18%) Line Management
12 66 (6.18%) Time Management
13 64 (5.99%) Customer Requirements
14 62 (5.81%) Service Delivery
15 59 (5.52%) Network Design
16 58 (5.43%) Network Monitoring
17 57 (5.34%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 217 (20.32%) PowerShell
2 103 (9.64%) SQL
3 21 (1.97%) Python
4 16 (1.50%) Bash Shell
5 13 (1.22%) C
6 9 (0.84%) Ruby
7 7 (0.66%) C#
8 6 (0.56%) Go
8 6 (0.56%) VBScript
9 5 (0.47%) VB
10 3 (0.28%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.28%) PHP
11 2 (0.19%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.094%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.094%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.094%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 159 (14.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 124 (11.61%) Cisco Certification
3 120 (11.24%) MCSE
4 115 (10.77%) CCNA
5 98 (9.18%) Degree
6 89 (8.33%) CCNP
7 53 (4.96%) MCSA
8 46 (4.31%) MCP
9 42 (3.93%) Security Cleared
10 25 (2.34%) MCITP
11 22 (2.06%) SC Cleared
12 20 (1.87%) A+ Certification
13 19 (1.78%) Citrix Certification
14 18 (1.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 17 (1.59%) MCDST
16 16 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
17 12 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
17 12 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 11 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 10 (0.94%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (8.52%) SLA
2 23 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.31%) GDPR
4 12 (1.12%) QA
5 7 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 5 (0.47%) PMO
7 4 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.19%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.094%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.094%) BS7799
9 1 (0.094%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.094%) GxP
9 1 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 633 (59.27%) Active Directory
2 212 (19.85%) Hyper-V
3 187 (17.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 99 (9.27%) XenApp
5 53 (4.96%) vSphere
6 49 (4.59%) Virtual Machines
7 47 (4.40%) VMware ESXi
7 47 (4.40%) XenDesktop
8 35 (3.28%) Docker
9 24 (2.25%) BitLocker
10 21 (1.97%) Microsoft App-V
11 12 (1.12%) Terminal Server
12 11 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
12 11 (1.03%) VMware Workstation
13 9 (0.84%) Virtual Desktop
14 7 (0.66%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
14 7 (0.66%) Firmware
15 6 (0.56%) iptables
15 6 (0.56%) VirtualBox
15 6 (0.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 275 (25.75%) SCCM
2 118 (11.05%) Microsoft Intune
3 38 (3.56%) WSUS
4 32 (3.00%) Kubernetes
5 31 (2.90%) SCOM
6 30 (2.81%) Single Sign-On
7 26 (2.43%) Terraform
8 23 (2.15%) AirWatch
8 23 (2.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 22 (2.06%) vCenter Server
10 19 (1.78%) Cisco CUCM
10 19 (1.78%) Norton AntiVirus
11 16 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
11 16 (1.50%) Puppet
12 15 (1.40%) FortiGate
12 15 (1.40%) Nessus
13 12 (1.12%) DameWare
13 12 (1.12%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 12 (1.12%) SCVMM
14 10 (0.94%) Ansible
Vendors
1 721 (67.51%) Microsoft
2 317 (29.68%) VMware
3 243 (22.75%) Cisco
4 219 (20.51%) Citrix
5 77 (7.21%) HP
6 72 (6.74%) Apple
7 58 (5.43%) Veeam
8 55 (5.15%) Avaya
9 54 (5.06%) Symantec
10 52 (4.87%) CommVault
11 51 (4.78%) Dell
11 51 (4.78%) Polycom
12 37 (3.46%) Mitel
13 28 (2.62%) CheckPoint
14 25 (2.34%) Ivanti
14 25 (2.34%) Juniper
15 22 (2.06%) Meraki
16 21 (1.97%) SolarWinds
17 20 (1.87%) ServiceNow
17 20 (1.87%) Zscaler