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 3 months to 29 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
UK
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 397 359 301
Rank change year-on-year -38 -58  
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 656 912 1201
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 0.88% 1.08%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.21% 4.65% 5.52%
Number of salaries quoted 550 766 977
Median salary £42,500 £43,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.16% -4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,650 £26,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  

Skype for Business is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills.

Application Platform Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 15600 19609 21740
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.89% 18.97% 19.58%
Number of salaries quoted 12842 16629 17926
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Skype for Business as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Skype for Business in the UK

Skype for Business
Top 30 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 3 months to 29 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -18 622 £42,500 -3.40% 100
London +21 286 £45,000 -5.26% 27
South East -4 138 £42,500 +11.84% 16
East of England +39 80 £42,500 -3.40% 15
Hertfordshire +45 45 £42,500 -26.08% 9
City of London +33 45 £47,500 -11.62% 7
Berkshire -7 44 £43,250 -3.88% 4
Oxfordshire +32 42 £46,250 +2.77% 2
North West -14 39 £40,000 +6.66% 6
Oxford +13 31 £45,000 - 2
Manchester -3 31 £42,500 +13.33% 4
South West +14 29 £37,500 -1.31% 11
Cambridgeshire +13 24 £44,250 +3.50% 2
Hampshire +17 22 £42,500 +11.84% 5
Rickmansworth +18 17 £42,500 -29.16% 4
East Midlands -1 15 £30,000 -25.00% 4
Reading +17 14 £45,000 -5.26% 3
Bristol 0 14 £28,500 -28.75% 6
West Midlands -23 14 £52,500 -16.00% 12
Wokingham +21 13 £37,000 +18.40% 1
Scotland +8 13 £52,500 +31.25% 1
Cambridge -6 13 £43,500 +24.28%
Wales +13 12 £37,500 -25.00%
Yorkshire -49 12 £50,000 +17.64% 4
Kent +19 10 £25,000 -41.17% 1
Derbyshire +4 10 £30,000 -31.42% 1
Watford 0 10 £50,000 +12.35% 1
Birmingham -18 10 £52,500 -16.00%
West Yorkshire -18 10 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Leeds -26 10 £50,000 +21.95%

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 1025 (73.53%) Microsoft
2 915 (65.64%) Windows
3 881 (63.20%) Skype
4 771 (55.31%) Active Directory
5 559 (40.10%) Windows Server
6 537 (38.52%) Office 365
7 481 (34.51%) VMware
8 469 (33.64%) MS Exchange
9 344 (24.68%) ITIL
10 340 (24.39%) Cisco
11 335 (24.03%) SharePoint
12 322 (23.10%) VMware Infrastructure
13 319 (22.88%) Citrix
14 315 (22.60%) Hyper-V
15 295 (21.16%) Windows Server 2012
16 280 (20.09%) Microsoft Office
17 276 (19.80%) Microsoft Azure
18 273 (19.58%) DNS
19 247 (17.72%) DHCP
20 245 (17.58%) Windows Server 2008
21 239 (17.14%) SCCM
22 234 (16.79%) Firewall
23 231 (16.57%) Microsoft Certification
24 211 (15.14%) SQL Server
25 210 (15.06%) Unified Communications
26 205 (14.71%) Windows 7
26 205 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2013
27 190 (13.63%) Exchange Server 2010
27 190 (13.63%) PowerShell
28 182 (13.06%) WAN

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
1 469 (33.64%) MS Exchange
2 335 (24.03%) SharePoint
3 205 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2013
4 190 (13.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 114 (8.18%) IIS
6 64 (4.59%) SharePoint 2013
7 60 (4.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 58 (4.16%) Exchange Server 2003
9 48 (3.44%) Exchange Server 2007
10 25 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
11 14 (1.00%) SAS
12 11 (0.79%) Confluence
12 11 (0.79%) IBM Notes
13 10 (0.72%) CMS
13 10 (0.72%) Office Communications Server
14 8 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
15 5 (0.36%) Apache
15 5 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
15 5 (0.36%) IBM Domino
16 3 (0.22%) GroupWise
Applications
1 280 (20.09%) Microsoft Office
2 60 (4.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 44 (3.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (1.65%) MS Visio
5 21 (1.51%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.29%) Final Cut Pro
7 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.22%) Infor M3
4 2 (0.14%) assyst
4 2 (0.14%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.14%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.072%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.072%) Eikon
5 1 (0.072%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.072%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.072%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.072%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 537 (38.52%) Office 365
2 276 (19.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 119 (8.54%) Amazon AWS
4 59 (4.23%) IaaS
5 42 (3.01%) Mimecast
6 37 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
7 35 (2.51%) PaaS
8 30 (2.15%) Azure Active Directory
9 27 (1.94%) OneDrive
10 22 (1.58%) Yammer
11 17 (1.22%) SaaS
12 12 (0.86%) Dynamics 365
13 11 (0.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 10 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
15 5 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
16 4 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
16 4 (0.29%) Amazon S3
17 3 (0.22%) MailChimp
18 2 (0.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 2 (0.14%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 881 (63.20%) Skype
2 273 (19.58%) DNS
3 247 (17.72%) DHCP
4 234 (16.79%) Firewall
5 210 (15.06%) Unified Communications
6 182 (13.06%) WAN
7 177 (12.70%) LAN
8 166 (11.91%) VPN
9 143 (10.26%) TCP/IP
10 139 (9.97%) VoIP
11 104 (7.46%) SAN
12 90 (6.46%) Wireless
13 78 (5.60%) PBX
14 72 (5.16%) Cisco ASA
15 62 (4.45%) MPLS
16 53 (3.80%) Internet
17 49 (3.52%) NetScaler
18 45 (3.23%) VLAN
19 44 (3.16%) SMTP
20 43 (3.08%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (15.14%) SQL Server
2 51 (3.66%) SQL Server 2012
3 40 (2.87%) SQL Server 2008
4 24 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
5 14 (1.00%) SQL Server 2014
6 12 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
7 8 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (0.43%) MySQL
9 4 (0.29%) Big Data
9 4 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.14%) MS Access
10 2 (0.14%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.14%) Power BI
10 2 (0.14%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.072%) DB2
11 1 (0.072%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.072%) Pentaho
11 1 (0.072%) Redis
Development Applications
1 12 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (0.79%) JIRA
3 2 (0.14%) Ant
3 2 (0.14%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.072%) CircleCI
4 1 (0.072%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.072%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.072%) Subversion
General
1 169 (12.12%) Finance
2 78 (5.60%) Telecoms
3 55 (3.95%) Law
4 38 (2.73%) Back Office
5 36 (2.58%) Retail
6 28 (2.01%) Legal
7 26 (1.87%) Marketing
8 18 (1.29%) Advertising
9 17 (1.22%) Banking
10 16 (1.15%) Billing
11 13 (0.93%) Publishing
12 10 (0.72%) Manufacturing
13 9 (0.65%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.50%) Games
14 7 (0.50%) German Language
14 7 (0.50%) Multimedia
15 5 (0.36%) Aerospace
15 5 (0.36%) French Language
15 5 (0.36%) Investment Banking
16 4 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 209 (14.99%) Support Engineer
2 191 (13.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 188 (13.49%) Analyst
4 110 (7.89%) Consultant
5 96 (6.89%) IT Engineer
5 96 (6.89%) IT Support
6 87 (6.24%) Windows Engineer
7 85 (6.10%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 83 (5.95%) 2nd Line Support
9 82 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
10 74 (5.31%) Exchange Engineer
11 73 (5.24%) Support Analyst
12 68 (4.88%) IT Support Engineer
13 67 (4.81%) Architect
14 60 (4.30%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 59 (4.23%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 58 (4.16%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 58 (4.16%) Systems Engineer
17 56 (4.02%) Lync Engineer
17 56 (4.02%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (3.37%) .NET
2 29 (2.08%) Web Services
3 25 (1.79%) Software Packaging
4 17 (1.22%) XML
5 15 (1.08%) REST
6 14 (1.00%) XMPP
7 12 (0.86%) ASP.NET
7 12 (0.86%) JSON
7 12 (0.86%) RESTful
8 11 (0.79%) .NET Framework
9 9 (0.65%) COM
10 8 (0.57%) HTML
10 8 (0.57%) J2EE
11 6 (0.43%) CSS
12 5 (0.36%) Middleware
13 4 (0.29%) HTML5
13 4 (0.29%) XSLT
14 3 (0.22%) SOAP
15 2 (0.14%) SVG
15 2 (0.14%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 120 (8.61%) Data Centre
2 99 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
3 82 (5.88%) Blackberry
4 80 (5.74%) Video Conferencing
5 66 (4.73%) Driving Licence
6 65 (4.66%) Public Cloud
7 61 (4.38%) PKI
8 51 (3.66%) Clustering
9 43 (3.08%) Management Information System
10 39 (2.80%) Computer Science
11 33 (2.37%) Hybrid Cloud
12 27 (1.94%) e-Learning
13 26 (1.87%) User Experience
14 20 (1.43%) Virtual Team
15 17 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
16 15 (1.08%) HP Storage
17 13 (0.93%) Fintech
17 13 (0.93%) iPhone
17 13 (0.93%) IVR
18 12 (0.86%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 915 (65.64%) Windows
2 559 (40.10%) Windows Server
3 295 (21.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 245 (17.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 205 (14.71%) Windows 7
6 137 (9.83%) Windows 10
7 120 (8.61%) Linux
8 106 (7.60%) Windows Server 2003
9 82 (5.88%) Windows 8
10 47 (3.37%) Android
11 35 (2.51%) Mac OS X
12 33 (2.37%) Apple iOS
12 33 (2.37%) Unix
12 33 (2.37%) Windows Phone
13 28 (2.01%) Mac OS
14 27 (1.94%) Windows XP
15 24 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 11 (0.79%) Solaris
17 10 (0.72%) Windows Vista
18 9 (0.65%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 344 (24.68%) ITIL
2 111 (7.96%) Mentoring
3 92 (6.60%) Migration
4 88 (6.31%) Service Delivery
5 84 (6.03%) Presales
6 74 (5.31%) High Availability
7 64 (4.59%) Identity Management
7 64 (4.59%) Project Management
8 63 (4.52%) Agile Software Development
9 59 (4.23%) Continuous Improvement
10 58 (4.16%) Disaster Recovery
10 58 (4.16%) Service Management
11 50 (3.59%) Incident Management
12 46 (3.30%) CRM
13 43 (3.08%) Data Protection
13 43 (3.08%) Time Management
14 42 (3.01%) Change Control
15 38 (2.73%) Document Management
16 37 (2.65%) Workflow
17 35 (2.51%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 190 (13.63%) PowerShell
2 148 (10.62%) SQL
3 31 (2.22%) C#
3 31 (2.22%) VB
4 24 (1.72%) VBScript
5 11 (0.79%) C
6 10 (0.72%) Java
7 7 (0.50%) JavaScript
8 4 (0.29%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.22%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.14%) PHP
10 2 (0.14%) Python
11 1 (0.072%) C++
11 1 (0.072%) Go
11 1 (0.072%) Perl
11 1 (0.072%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 231 (16.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 167 (11.98%) MCSE
3 105 (7.53%) Cisco Certification
4 104 (7.46%) Degree
5 74 (5.31%) CCNA
6 71 (5.09%) MCSA
7 65 (4.66%) Security Cleared
8 57 (4.09%) CCNP
8 57 (4.09%) SC Cleared
9 49 (3.52%) MCP
10 43 (3.08%) MCITP
11 28 (2.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 22 (1.58%) CCIE
13 14 (1.00%) MCTS
14 11 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 11 (0.79%) VCP5
15 9 (0.65%) PhD
16 8 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
16 8 (0.57%) OCMJEA
16 8 (0.57%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (5.16%) SLA
2 23 (1.65%) QA
3 8 (0.57%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.50%) GCP
5 5 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.29%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.22%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.22%) PMO
8 2 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.14%) EMIR
8 2 (0.14%) ISO 14000
8 2 (0.14%) MiFID
9 1 (0.072%) ISO22301
9 1 (0.072%) PMBOK
System Software
1 771 (55.31%) Active Directory
2 322 (23.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 315 (22.60%) Hyper-V
4 164 (11.76%) XenApp
5 99 (7.10%) vSphere
6 83 (5.95%) XenDesktop
7 34 (2.44%) VMware ESX
8 33 (2.37%) VMware Workstation
9 24 (1.72%) Terminal Services
10 20 (1.43%) Forefront TMG
11 19 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
12 14 (1.00%) XenServer
13 13 (0.93%) Firmware
13 13 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
14 12 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
15 10 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
16 9 (0.65%) ISA Server
16 9 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 8 (0.57%) BitLocker
18 7 (0.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 239 (17.14%) SCCM
2 130 (9.33%) SCOM
3 56 (4.02%) WSUS
4 45 (3.23%) Backup Exec
5 34 (2.44%) vCenter Server
6 25 (1.79%) Cisco CUCM
7 19 (1.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 18 (1.29%) AirWatch
9 16 (1.15%) Failover Clustering
9 16 (1.15%) Microsoft Intune
9 16 (1.15%) Nagios
10 15 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
11 14 (1.00%) Puppet
12 13 (0.93%) Cisco UCCX
13 12 (0.86%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 9 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
14 9 (0.65%) NetBackup
14 9 (0.65%) XenMobile
15 8 (0.57%) HP SIM
15 8 (0.57%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 1025 (73.53%) Microsoft
2 481 (34.51%) VMware
3 340 (24.39%) Cisco
4 319 (22.88%) Citrix
5 132 (9.47%) HP
6 105 (7.53%) NetApp
7 91 (6.53%) Apple
8 86 (6.17%) Polycom
9 70 (5.02%) Avaya
10 57 (4.09%) EMC
11 51 (3.66%) Mitel
11 51 (3.66%) SolarWinds
12 50 (3.59%) Juniper
13 48 (3.44%) CheckPoint
14 43 (3.08%) Dell
15 42 (3.01%) F5
16 38 (2.73%) Sonus
16 38 (2.73%) Symantec
17 32 (2.30%) 3PAR
18 31 (2.22%) Palo Alto
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