Period
to 27 May 2018

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 27 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
UK
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 443 381 369
Rank change year-on-year -62 -12 -69
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 1,122 1,383 1,766
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 0.81% 0.88%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.87% 4.54% 4.67%
Number of salaries quoted 912 1,170 1,518
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £68,750 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -9.41% +6.25% -5.88%

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 29,003 30,444 37,778
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.84% 17.84% 18.83%
Number of salaries quoted 23,486 25,159 31,850
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 27 May 2018.

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 27 May 2018. 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 -68 1,049 £45,000 - 117
UK excluding London -72 567 £38,500 -9.41% 75
London -48 522 £52,500 +10.53% 49
North of England +29 145 £34,000 -15.00% 28
South East -117 136 £45,000 +5.88% 22
Midlands +31 90 £45,000 -3.23% 11
East of England -48 81 £35,000 -17.65% 5
North West -3 74 £34,000 -15.00% 22
Yorkshire +52 60 £35,000 -16.17% 4
South West -17 59 £38,500 -3.75% 2
Scotland -18 49 £50,000 +2.04% 4
East Midlands -1 48 £42,500 -4.10% 6
West Midlands +13 42 £52,500 - 5
North East -28 11 £27,500 -15.38% 2
Northern Ireland -4 4 £42,500 -10.53%
Wales -9 4 £21,000 -52.00% 3

For the 6 months to 27 May 2018, 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.

1 837 (74.60%) Skype
2 747 (66.58%) Microsoft
3 717 (63.90%) Windows
4 651 (58.02%) Active Directory
5 547 (48.75%) Office 365
6 411 (36.63%) VMware
7 374 (33.33%) Windows Server
8 351 (31.28%) MS Exchange
9 313 (27.90%) ITIL
10 312 (27.81%) Microsoft Azure
11 269 (23.98%) VMware Infrastructure
12 268 (23.89%) Cisco
13 260 (23.17%) SharePoint
14 254 (22.64%) Hyper-V
15 236 (21.03%) Citrix
16 233 (20.77%) SCCM
17 215 (19.16%) DNS
18 199 (17.74%) Windows Server 2012
19 194 (17.29%) Windows Server 2008
20 193 (17.20%) Microsoft Certification
21 191 (17.02%) Firewall
22 184 (16.40%) PowerShell
23 180 (16.04%) SQL
24 173 (15.42%) Windows 10
25 172 (15.33%) SQL Server
26 166 (14.80%) Microsoft Office
27 165 (14.71%) SAN
28 161 (14.35%) LAN
29 160 (14.26%) WAN
30 157 (13.99%) DHCP

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
1 351 (31.28%) MS Exchange
2 260 (23.17%) SharePoint
3 154 (13.73%) Exchange Server 2013
4 146 (13.01%) Exchange Server 2010
5 56 (4.99%) Exchange Server 2007
6 41 (3.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 41 (3.65%) IIS
7 17 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
7 17 (1.52%) Office Communications Server
8 16 (1.43%) Confluence
8 16 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
9 12 (1.07%) SharePoint Server
10 10 (0.89%) IBM Notes
11 8 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2000
12 5 (0.45%) TPMS
13 4 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.36%) IBM Domino
13 4 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.27%) GroupWise
15 1 (0.089%) CMS
Applications
1 166 (14.80%) Microsoft Office
2 58 (5.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 51 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 28 (2.50%) MS Visio
5 15 (1.34%) Adobe Captivate
5 15 (1.34%) Camtasia
6 8 (0.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.18%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.18%) Snagit
9 1 (0.089%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.089%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 22 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
3 12 (1.07%) Carpe Diem
4 10 (0.89%) Elite 3E
5 6 (0.53%) Eikon
6 4 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.36%) Visualfiles
7 2 (0.18%) FastStats
8 1 (0.089%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 547 (48.75%) Office 365
2 312 (27.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 90 (8.02%) Amazon AWS
4 71 (6.33%) OneDrive
5 68 (6.06%) IaaS
6 64 (5.70%) Mimecast
7 46 (4.10%) Azure Active Directory
8 18 (1.60%) PaaS
8 18 (1.60%) Yammer
9 13 (1.16%) SaaS
9 13 (1.16%) Slack
10 9 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.18%) G Suite
13 1 (0.089%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 1 (0.089%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.089%) Azure Machine Learning
13 1 (0.089%) GitHub
13 1 (0.089%) Sage Pay
13 1 (0.089%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 837 (74.60%) Skype
2 215 (19.16%) DNS
3 191 (17.02%) Firewall
4 165 (14.71%) SAN
5 161 (14.35%) LAN
6 160 (14.26%) WAN
7 157 (13.99%) DHCP
8 116 (10.34%) Unified Communications
9 107 (9.54%) VPN
10 100 (8.91%) TCP/IP
11 98 (8.73%) VoIP
12 50 (4.46%) Wireless
13 49 (4.37%) WLAN
14 47 (4.19%) MPLS
15 46 (4.10%) Wi-Fi
16 41 (3.65%) VLAN
17 38 (3.39%) NAS
18 31 (2.76%) WebEx
19 26 (2.32%) PBX
20 25 (2.23%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (15.33%) SQL Server
2 32 (2.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (1.78%) Amazon RDS
4 18 (1.60%) SQL Server 2016
5 17 (1.52%) SQL Server 2014
6 15 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
7 13 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
8 11 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (0.98%) Relational Database
9 8 (0.71%) Power BI
10 5 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (0.36%) FileMaker
11 4 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.27%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.18%) MySQL
13 2 (0.18%) NoSQL
14 1 (0.089%) Big Data
14 1 (0.089%) DataStax
14 1 (0.089%) OLAP
14 1 (0.089%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 16 (1.43%) JIRA
2 9 (0.80%) Git (software)
2 9 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
3 5 (0.45%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.27%) MSI
4 3 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.18%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.18%) ReSharper
5 2 (0.18%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.18%) TestComplete
6 1 (0.089%) AppScan
6 1 (0.089%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 136 (12.12%) Finance
2 112 (9.98%) Law
3 85 (7.58%) Legal
4 42 (3.74%) Telecoms
5 33 (2.94%) Retail
6 23 (2.05%) Banking
7 21 (1.87%) Marketing
8 17 (1.52%) Back Office
9 16 (1.43%) Billing
10 12 (1.07%) Advertising
11 6 (0.53%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.53%) German Language
12 4 (0.36%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.36%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.36%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.27%) Local Government
13 3 (0.27%) Publishing
14 2 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.089%) Electronics
15 1 (0.089%) Games
Job Titles
1 223 (19.88%) Analyst
2 130 (11.59%) Consultant
3 119 (10.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 92 (8.20%) Support Analyst
5 81 (7.22%) Support Engineer
6 70 (6.24%) IT Support
7 61 (5.44%) Desktop Support
8 54 (4.81%) 2nd Line Support
9 52 (4.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 52 (4.63%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 46 (4.10%) Administrator
11 44 (3.92%) Windows Engineer
12 42 (3.74%) Architect
13 40 (3.57%) Senior Consultant
14 39 (3.48%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 37 (3.30%) IT Analyst
16 36 (3.21%) Exchange Engineer
17 35 (3.12%) 3rd Line Support
18 34 (3.03%) IT Engineer
19 31 (2.76%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (1.78%) .NET
2 11 (0.98%) LDAP
3 7 (0.62%) Flash
3 7 (0.62%) Middleware
4 6 (0.53%) Web Services
4 6 (0.53%) XMPP
5 5 (0.45%) HTML
5 5 (0.45%) HTML5
6 4 (0.36%) ASP.NET
6 4 (0.36%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (0.36%) JSON
6 4 (0.36%) WPF
7 3 (0.27%) COM
7 3 (0.27%) jQuery
8 2 (0.18%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.18%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.18%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (0.18%) D3.js
8 2 (0.18%) Silverlight
8 2 (0.18%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 140 (12.48%) Data Centre
2 96 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
3 83 (7.40%) Video Conferencing
4 61 (5.44%) Management Information System
5 55 (4.90%) Driving Licence
6 51 (4.55%) Blackberry
7 44 (3.92%) Self-Motivation
8 41 (3.65%) Clustering
9 33 (2.94%) Computer Science
10 25 (2.23%) User Experience
11 23 (2.05%) HP StoreVirtual
11 23 (2.05%) PKI
12 20 (1.78%) Virtual Team
13 19 (1.69%) e-Learning
14 18 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
15 17 (1.52%) Client/Server
16 16 (1.43%) Replication
17 14 (1.25%) HP Storage
17 14 (1.25%) Learning Management System
18 11 (0.98%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 717 (63.90%) Windows
2 374 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 199 (17.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 194 (17.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 173 (15.42%) Windows 10
6 147 (13.10%) Windows 7
7 82 (7.31%) Linux
8 44 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 35 (3.12%) Apple iOS
10 33 (2.94%) Android
11 24 (2.14%) Windows 8
12 18 (1.60%) Mac OS X
13 14 (1.25%) Unix
14 11 (0.98%) Mac OS
14 11 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 10 (0.89%) Windows XP
16 8 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
17 6 (0.53%) Solaris
18 4 (0.36%) Windows Phone
18 4 (0.36%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (27.90%) ITIL
2 144 (12.83%) Problem-Solving
3 95 (8.47%) Disaster Recovery
3 95 (8.47%) Project Management
4 90 (8.02%) Migration
5 82 (7.31%) ITIL V3
6 80 (7.13%) Presales
7 74 (6.60%) Problem Management
7 74 (6.60%) Service Delivery
8 68 (6.06%) Service Management
9 60 (5.35%) Mentoring
10 59 (5.26%) PRINCE2
11 55 (4.90%) Change Management
11 55 (4.90%) ITSM
12 51 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
13 50 (4.46%) Coaching
14 49 (4.37%) Mobile Device Management
15 48 (4.28%) Business Continuity
15 48 (4.28%) Incident Management
16 47 (4.19%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 184 (16.40%) PowerShell
2 180 (16.04%) SQL
3 35 (3.12%) C
4 15 (1.34%) C#
5 13 (1.16%) VBScript
6 10 (0.89%) JavaScript
7 5 (0.45%) TypeScript
8 4 (0.36%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.27%) F#
10 2 (0.18%) Perl
10 2 (0.18%) Python
10 2 (0.18%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.089%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.089%) R
11 1 (0.089%) VB
11 1 (0.089%) VBA
Qualifications
1 193 (17.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 105 (9.36%) MCSE
3 83 (7.40%) Degree
4 76 (6.77%) Cisco Certification
5 66 (5.88%) Security Cleared
6 57 (5.08%) MCSA
7 49 (4.37%) CCNA
8 44 (3.92%) CCNP
9 34 (3.03%) SC Cleared
10 31 (2.76%) MCP
11 20 (1.78%) MCITP
12 18 (1.60%) A+ Certification
12 18 (1.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 17 (1.52%) CCIE
13 17 (1.52%) Network+ Certification
14 16 (1.43%) CCVP
14 16 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 13 (1.16%) CCDA
16 12 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
17 10 (0.89%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (10.78%) SLA
2 40 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (2.23%) PMO
4 19 (1.69%) Cyber Essentials
5 16 (1.43%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 9 (0.80%) QA
7 8 (0.71%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.71%) GDPR
8 7 (0.62%) ISO 9000
9 5 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 4 (0.36%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.36%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.18%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.18%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.089%) COBIT
12 1 (0.089%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 651 (58.02%) Active Directory
2 269 (23.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 254 (22.64%) Hyper-V
4 86 (7.66%) XenApp
5 50 (4.46%) VMware ESXi
6 45 (4.01%) vSphere
7 34 (3.03%) XenDesktop
8 30 (2.67%) VMware Workstation
9 21 (1.87%) Firmware
9 21 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
10 17 (1.52%) DFS Replication
11 13 (1.16%) Forefront TMG
12 12 (1.07%) VMware Server
13 11 (0.98%) Terminal Services
13 11 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
13 11 (0.98%) XenServer
14 6 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
15 5 (0.45%) BitLocker
16 4 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
17 3 (0.27%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 233 (20.77%) SCCM
2 89 (7.93%) SCOM
3 42 (3.74%) Cisco CUCM
4 30 (2.67%) Backup Exec
5 27 (2.41%) WSUS
6 23 (2.05%) AirWatch
7 21 (1.87%) Microsoft Intune
7 21 (1.87%) Norton AntiVirus
7 21 (1.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 19 (1.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 18 (1.60%) Cisco UCCX
10 15 (1.34%) Cisco UCCE
10 15 (1.34%) vCenter Server
11 14 (1.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 11 (0.98%) NetBackup
12 11 (0.98%) ServiceCenter
13 10 (0.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 10 (0.89%) SCVMM
14 7 (0.62%) SCOrch
14 7 (0.62%) SCSM
Vendors
1 747 (66.58%) Microsoft
2 411 (36.63%) VMware
3 268 (23.89%) Cisco
4 236 (21.03%) Citrix
5 135 (12.03%) HP
6 77 (6.86%) Avaya
7 73 (6.51%) Veeam
8 67 (5.97%) NetApp
9 65 (5.79%) EMC
10 63 (5.61%) Dell
11 62 (5.53%) Apple
12 59 (5.26%) Symantec
13 44 (3.92%) CommVault
14 43 (3.83%) iManage
15 41 (3.65%) Polycom
15 41 (3.65%) SolarWinds
16 37 (3.30%) 3PAR
17 33 (2.94%) IBM
18 28 (2.50%) Adobe
19 27 (2.41%) ServiceNow