Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
UK
6 months to
16 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 457 413 467
Rank change year-on-year -44 +54 -71
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 395 1,070 1,149
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.73% 0.65%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.74% 4.89% 3.93%
Number of salaries quoted 336 836 950
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,252 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.10% +2.78% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,250 £24,113
90th Percentile £77,500 £74,375 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,250 £45,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% +15.38% -8.24%

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 10,569 21,861 29,203
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.21% 14.99% 16.59%
Number of salaries quoted 8,390 17,273 23,449
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.38%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% +1.16% +7.50%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 -65 341 £50,000 +6.38% 28
UK excluding London -15 207 £41,250 -8.33% 25
London -14 174 £62,500 +25.00% 9
South East +44 61 £45,000 -14.29% 10
North of England +35 44 £39,000 -8.24% 3
Work from Home +25 44 £65,000 +4.00% 3
Scotland +104 31 £40,000 -8.51% 2
North West +53 28 £38,375 -8.98% 3
South West +68 26 £37,500 -9.64% 1
Midlands +26 25 £48,750 +6.04% 3
West Midlands +63 19 £55,909 +72.03% 3
Yorkshire +67 16 £39,000 -14.49%
Wales +38 12 £39,500 +3.27% 3
East of England +56 10 £41,250 -2.94% 2
East Midlands +19 6 £47,500 -

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 350 (88.61%) Skype
2 327 (82.78%) Microsoft
3 242 (61.27%) Office 365
4 202 (51.14%) Windows
5 175 (44.30%) Active Directory
5 175 (44.30%) Azure
6 112 (28.35%) SharePoint
7 108 (27.34%) Cisco
7 108 (27.34%) Hyper-V
8 105 (26.58%) VMware
8 105 (26.58%) Windows Server
9 101 (25.57%) ITIL
10 94 (23.80%) Unified Communications
11 91 (23.04%) SCCM
12 89 (22.53%) SQL Server
13 86 (21.77%) Microsoft Office
14 84 (21.27%) VMware Infrastructure
15 83 (21.01%) Windows 10
16 79 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
17 75 (18.99%) Finance
18 73 (18.48%) Video Conferencing
19 72 (18.23%) PowerShell
20 71 (17.97%) WAN
21 68 (17.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 63 (15.95%) Microsoft Certification
23 60 (15.19%) Firewall
24 59 (14.94%) Windows Server 2012
25 58 (14.68%) MS Exchange
26 57 (14.43%) Microsoft Intune
27 56 (14.18%) DNS

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
1 112 (28.35%) SharePoint
2 58 (14.68%) MS Exchange
3 31 (7.85%) Exchange Server 2013
4 21 (5.32%) IIS
5 18 (4.56%) CMS
5 18 (4.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (1.52%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.51%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 86 (21.77%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (5.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (5.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.01%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.51%) Adobe Captivate
5 2 (0.51%) Camtasia
5 2 (0.51%) Snagit
6 1 (0.25%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Elite 3E
1 1 (0.25%) Faxination
1 1 (0.25%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 242 (61.27%) Office 365
2 175 (44.30%) Azure
3 45 (11.39%) AWS
4 41 (10.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 28 (7.09%) IaaS
6 27 (6.84%) OneDrive
7 26 (6.58%) PaaS
8 12 (3.04%) GCP
8 12 (3.04%) Power Platform
8 12 (3.04%) SaaS
9 10 (2.53%) Mimecast
10 5 (1.27%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (1.27%) Route 53
10 5 (1.27%) Slack
11 4 (1.01%) OpenShift
11 4 (1.01%) PowerApps
11 4 (1.01%) WhatsApp
12 3 (0.76%) Yammer
13 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 350 (88.61%) Skype
2 94 (23.80%) Unified Communications
3 71 (17.97%) WAN
4 60 (15.19%) Firewall
5 56 (14.18%) DNS
6 55 (13.92%) SAN
7 54 (13.67%) LAN
8 51 (12.91%) DHCP
8 51 (12.91%) VPN
9 38 (9.62%) Wi-Fi
10 36 (9.11%) Internet
10 36 (9.11%) VoIP
11 22 (5.57%) WebEx
11 22 (5.57%) Wireless
12 19 (4.81%) PSTN
13 17 (4.30%) Converged Networks
14 15 (3.80%) NetScaler
15 14 (3.54%) Network Security
16 13 (3.29%) TCP/IP
17 12 (3.04%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (22.53%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.32%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (2.03%) Power BI
3 8 (2.03%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (1.52%) MySQL
5 5 (1.27%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (0.51%) JIRA
2 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 75 (18.99%) Finance
2 26 (6.58%) Telecoms
3 25 (6.33%) Law
4 18 (4.56%) Legal
5 13 (3.29%) Public Sector
6 12 (3.04%) Banking
7 10 (2.53%) Billing
8 6 (1.52%) Advertising
8 6 (1.52%) Back Office
8 6 (1.52%) Retail
9 5 (1.27%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.27%) Marketing
10 4 (1.01%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.51%) Military
12 1 (0.25%) Electronics
12 1 (0.25%) German Language
12 1 (0.25%) Local Government
12 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 50 (12.66%) Consultant
2 49 (12.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 43 (10.89%) Support Engineer
4 37 (9.37%) Architect
5 31 (7.85%) Analyst
6 20 (5.06%) 2nd Line Support
6 20 (5.06%) Unified Communications Engineer
7 19 (4.81%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 18 (4.56%) Technical Engineer
9 16 (4.05%) Cloud Consultant
9 16 (4.05%) IT Support
10 15 (3.80%) IT Engineer
10 15 (3.80%) Service Analyst
11 14 (3.54%) Microsoft Consultant
12 13 (3.29%) Service Desk Analyst
13 12 (3.04%) Operations Engineer
13 12 (3.04%) Technical Operations Engineer
13 12 (3.04%) Voice Engineer
14 11 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 11 (2.78%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.77%) .NET
2 6 (1.52%) HTML
2 6 (1.52%) SAML
3 5 (1.27%) HTML5
4 4 (1.01%) ASP.NET
4 4 (1.01%) Web Services
5 2 (0.51%) CSS
5 2 (0.51%) JSON
6 1 (0.25%) CSS3
6 1 (0.25%) REST
6 1 (0.25%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 73 (18.48%) Video Conferencing
2 53 (13.42%) Data Centre
3 34 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (6.33%) Management Information System
5 19 (4.81%) Replication
6 17 (4.30%) Self-Motivation
7 16 (4.05%) Clustering
7 16 (4.05%) Hybrid Cloud
7 16 (4.05%) Public Cloud
8 14 (3.54%) Private Cloud
9 9 (2.28%) Blackberry
10 7 (1.77%) Smartphone
11 6 (1.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 6 (1.52%) Virtual Team
12 5 (1.27%) iPad
12 5 (1.27%) Microsoft Licensing
13 4 (1.01%) Fat Client
13 4 (1.01%) Thin Client
13 4 (1.01%) Video\Live Streaming
14 3 (0.76%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 202 (51.14%) Windows
2 105 (26.58%) Windows Server
3 83 (21.01%) Windows 10
4 59 (14.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 41 (10.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (10.38%) Windows Server 2016
6 33 (8.35%) Windows 7
7 21 (5.32%) Windows Server 2019
8 14 (3.54%) Linux
8 14 (3.54%) Mac OS X
9 12 (3.04%) Android
10 9 (2.28%) Apple iOS
11 8 (2.03%) Windows 8
12 4 (1.01%) CentOS
12 4 (1.01%) Mac OS
12 4 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.25%) Solaris
14 1 (0.25%) Unix
14 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (25.57%) ITIL
2 79 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
3 68 (17.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 49 (12.41%) Migration
5 39 (9.87%) Customer Requirements
6 38 (9.62%) Presales
7 33 (8.35%) Load Balancing
8 31 (7.85%) Proactive Monitoring
9 30 (7.59%) Project Delivery
10 27 (6.84%) Mentoring
11 23 (5.82%) Creative Thinking
12 22 (5.57%) Project Management
12 22 (5.57%) Service Management
13 19 (4.81%) Problem Management
14 18 (4.56%) Incident Management
15 16 (4.05%) ITSM
15 16 (4.05%) Line Management
15 16 (4.05%) Service Delivery
16 15 (3.80%) PRINCE2
16 15 (3.80%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 72 (18.23%) PowerShell
2 44 (11.14%) SQL
3 5 (1.27%) Python
4 3 (0.76%) C
4 3 (0.76%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.51%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.25%) Java
6 1 (0.25%) VB
6 1 (0.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 63 (15.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (12.15%) Cisco Certification
3 38 (9.62%) MCSE
4 37 (9.37%) CCNA
5 29 (7.34%) Degree
6 22 (5.57%) Security Cleared
7 21 (5.32%) MCP
8 18 (4.56%) SC Cleared
9 12 (3.04%) CCNP
10 10 (2.53%) Computer Science Degree
11 9 (2.28%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (2.28%) MCSA
12 8 (2.03%) BPSS Clearance
12 8 (2.03%) DV Cleared
13 7 (1.77%) MCITP
13 7 (1.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 6 (1.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 3 (0.76%) Dell Certification
15 3 (0.76%) PMI Certification
16 2 (0.51%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (12.15%) SLA
2 7 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.01%) QA
4 3 (0.76%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (0.76%) ISO 14001
4 3 (0.76%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 175 (44.30%) Active Directory
2 108 (27.34%) Hyper-V
3 84 (21.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (7.34%) VMware ESXi
5 23 (5.82%) XenApp
6 22 (5.57%) Virtual Machines
7 18 (4.56%) XenDesktop
8 17 (4.30%) vSphere
9 9 (2.28%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (1.77%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (1.52%) vCloud
11 6 (1.52%) Virtual Desktop
11 6 (1.52%) VMware NSX
11 6 (1.52%) Xen
12 4 (1.01%) Docker
12 4 (1.01%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.76%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.51%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.25%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 91 (23.04%) SCCM
2 57 (14.43%) Microsoft Intune
3 19 (4.81%) WSUS
4 16 (4.05%) SCVMM
5 10 (2.53%) Cisco CUCM
5 10 (2.53%) vCenter Server
6 8 (2.03%) HP Data Protector
6 8 (2.03%) Single Sign-On
7 7 (1.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 6 (1.52%) AirWatch
8 6 (1.52%) XenMobile
9 5 (1.27%) Ansible
9 5 (1.27%) Microsoft Clustering
9 5 (1.27%) Nagios
9 5 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (1.27%) Puppet
10 4 (1.01%) Cisco UCCX
10 4 (1.01%) Kubernetes
11 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 3 (0.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 327 (82.78%) Microsoft
2 108 (27.34%) Cisco
3 105 (26.58%) VMware
4 48 (12.15%) Citrix
5 44 (11.14%) Polycom
6 25 (6.33%) HP
7 24 (6.08%) Dell
8 20 (5.06%) BT
9 18 (4.56%) Google
10 16 (4.05%) Veeam
11 14 (3.54%) Avaya
11 14 (3.54%) ServiceNow
12 13 (3.29%) CheckPoint
13 12 (3.04%) Apple
14 11 (2.78%) Sophos
15 10 (2.53%) Juniper
15 10 (2.53%) Mitel
15 10 (2.53%) NetApp
16 9 (2.28%) Palo Alto
16 9 (2.28%) SolarWinds