Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 467 396 407
Rank change year-on-year -71 +11 -53
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 1,052 1,419 1,519
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.80% 0.77%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.74% 4.44% 4.14%
Number of salaries quoted 837 1,082 1,288
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £24,075 £25,500 £26,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.50% - -

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 28,097 31,950 36,700
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.63% 18.03% 18.61%
Number of salaries quoted 22,466 25,792 31,212
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.02% +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 19 August 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 19 August 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 -61 992 £45,000 - 121
UK excluding London -27 533 £39,000 -2.50% 85
London -66 502 £51,250 +4.26% 43
South East -54 148 £47,500 +18.75% 16
North of England +33 138 £35,000 -12.50% 21
North West +22 76 £33,250 -16.88% 11
East of England -32 73 £32,500 -23.53% 15
South West +23 64 £38,500 +16.67% 16
Midlands +9 63 £42,500 -9.57% 10
Yorkshire +45 49 £37,500 -16.67% 8
East Midlands +19 43 £42,500 - 4
Scotland -20 38 £50,000 -4.76% 6
West Midlands -4 20 £44,000 -7.37% 6
North East -18 13 £37,500 +36.36% 2
Wales -5 10 £21,000 -30.00% 1
Northern Ireland 0 6 £52,500 +10.53%

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 811 (77.09%) Skype
2 711 (67.59%) Microsoft
3 690 (65.59%) Windows
4 613 (58.27%) Active Directory
5 601 (57.13%) Office 365
6 383 (36.41%) VMware
7 337 (32.03%) MS Exchange
8 336 (31.94%) Windows Server
9 318 (30.23%) Microsoft Azure
10 313 (29.75%) SharePoint
11 307 (29.18%) ITIL
12 257 (24.43%) VMware Infrastructure
13 256 (24.33%) Cisco
14 252 (23.95%) Hyper-V
15 235 (22.34%) Citrix
16 221 (21.01%) DNS
17 217 (20.63%) SCCM
18 196 (18.63%) Firewall
19 195 (18.54%) Windows 10
20 188 (17.87%) SQL Server
20 188 (17.87%) Microsoft Office
21 181 (17.21%) Finance
22 178 (16.92%) PowerShell
23 174 (16.54%) Microsoft Certification
24 173 (16.44%) Windows Server 2012
25 172 (16.35%) SQL
26 162 (15.40%) Windows Server 2008
27 156 (14.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
28 153 (14.54%) LAN
29 151 (14.35%) Windows 7

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
1 337 (32.03%) MS Exchange
2 313 (29.75%) SharePoint
3 134 (12.74%) Exchange Server 2013
4 130 (12.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 60 (5.70%) Exchange Server 2007
6 30 (2.85%) IIS
7 28 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2003
8 27 (2.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 19 (1.81%) SharePoint Server
10 15 (1.43%) Office Communications Server
11 13 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
12 11 (1.05%) Confluence
13 8 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2000
13 8 (0.76%) OpenStack
14 6 (0.57%) IBM Notes
15 5 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
16 3 (0.29%) GroupWise
16 3 (0.29%) MS Project Server
17 1 (0.095%) Apache
17 1 (0.095%) CMS
Applications
1 188 (17.87%) Microsoft Office
2 68 (6.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 47 (4.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 30 (2.85%) MS Visio
5 13 (1.24%) Adobe Captivate
5 13 (1.24%) Camtasia
6 11 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.38%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.19%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.095%) Abaqus
9 1 (0.095%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.095%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.095%) CATIA
9 1 (0.095%) Mathcad
9 1 (0.095%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.095%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 44 (4.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 12 (1.14%) Carpe Diem
4 9 (0.86%) Elite 3E
5 4 (0.38%) Visualfiles
6 3 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.19%) Eikon
7 2 (0.19%) FastStats
7 2 (0.19%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.095%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.095%) Maximo
8 1 (0.095%) MIS ActiveH
8 1 (0.095%) SAP R/3
8 1 (0.095%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 601 (57.13%) Office 365
2 318 (30.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 128 (12.17%) Amazon AWS
4 73 (6.94%) Mimecast
5 62 (5.89%) IaaS
5 62 (5.89%) OneDrive
6 45 (4.28%) Azure Active Directory
7 29 (2.76%) Yammer
8 17 (1.62%) Slack
9 14 (1.33%) PaaS
10 12 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
11 11 (1.05%) Azure Functions
11 11 (1.05%) SaaS
11 11 (1.05%) Serverless
12 8 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 2 (0.19%) Azure Machine Learning
14 2 (0.19%) G Suite
15 1 (0.095%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 811 (77.09%) Skype
2 221 (21.01%) DNS
3 196 (18.63%) Firewall
4 153 (14.54%) LAN
5 144 (13.69%) WAN
6 139 (13.21%) DHCP
6 139 (13.21%) SAN
7 126 (11.98%) VPN
8 120 (11.41%) TCP/IP
9 111 (10.55%) VoIP
10 101 (9.60%) Unified Communications
11 66 (6.27%) Wireless
12 57 (5.42%) Wi-Fi
13 42 (3.99%) NAS
14 39 (3.71%) WLAN
15 38 (3.61%) VLAN
16 37 (3.52%) MPLS
17 29 (2.76%) Cisco ASA
17 29 (2.76%) IP Telephony
18 27 (2.57%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 188 (17.87%) SQL Server
2 32 (3.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (2.66%) SQL Server 2012
4 16 (1.52%) SQL Server 2016
5 15 (1.43%) Relational Database
6 13 (1.24%) Amazon RDS
6 13 (1.24%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (1.05%) MySQL
8 8 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
8 8 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (0.67%) Big Data
9 7 (0.67%) Power BI
9 7 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (0.48%) FileMaker
10 5 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.29%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.095%) Blockchain
12 1 (0.095%) QlikView
12 1 (0.095%) Spatial Data
12 1 (0.095%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (0.95%) JIRA
2 3 (0.29%) MSI
3 2 (0.19%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.19%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.095%) AppScan
4 1 (0.095%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.095%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.095%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 181 (17.21%) Finance
2 83 (7.89%) Law
3 76 (7.22%) Legal
4 37 (3.52%) Retail
5 30 (2.85%) Telecoms
6 29 (2.76%) Marketing
7 22 (2.09%) Back Office
8 18 (1.71%) Banking
9 14 (1.33%) Billing
10 6 (0.57%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.48%) Electronics
11 5 (0.48%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.38%) Advertising
12 4 (0.38%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.29%) German Language
14 2 (0.19%) Automotive
14 2 (0.19%) Local Government
14 2 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.19%) Publishing
14 2 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 177 (16.83%) Analyst
2 121 (11.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 103 (9.79%) Support Engineer
4 93 (8.84%) Consultant
5 78 (7.41%) IT Support
6 64 (6.08%) Windows Engineer
7 62 (5.89%) Administrator
8 61 (5.80%) Support Analyst
9 55 (5.23%) Desktop Support
10 54 (5.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 53 (5.04%) IT Engineer
12 46 (4.37%) Systems Administrator
13 40 (3.80%) IT Manager
14 39 (3.71%) 2nd Line Support
15 35 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
15 35 (3.33%) Service Analyst
16 34 (3.23%) IT Analyst
16 34 (3.23%) Unified Communications Engineer
17 33 (3.14%) Service Desk Analyst
17 33 (3.14%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (1.24%) HTML
2 12 (1.14%) .NET
2 12 (1.14%) LDAP
3 11 (1.05%) CSS
3 11 (1.05%) HTML5
3 11 (1.05%) jQuery
4 10 (0.95%) Web Services
5 9 (0.86%) AngularJS
5 9 (0.86%) CSS3
5 9 (0.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 7 (0.67%) Flash
6 7 (0.67%) Middleware
7 5 (0.48%) MAPI
8 4 (0.38%) WAP
9 2 (0.19%) 802.1X
9 2 (0.19%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.19%) Java EE
9 2 (0.19%) JSON
9 2 (0.19%) SAML
9 2 (0.19%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 121 (11.50%) Data Centre
2 106 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
3 85 (8.08%) Video Conferencing
4 80 (7.60%) Management Information System
5 58 (5.51%) Self-Motivation
6 35 (3.33%) Driving Licence
7 30 (2.85%) Blackberry
8 26 (2.47%) Hybrid Cloud
9 25 (2.38%) User Experience
10 23 (2.19%) Clustering
11 21 (2.00%) Virtual Team
12 20 (1.90%) Computer Science
13 18 (1.71%) Enterprise Storage
13 18 (1.71%) Replication
14 17 (1.62%) Public Cloud
15 16 (1.52%) Client/Server
16 15 (1.43%) Fat Client
16 15 (1.43%) Thin Client
17 14 (1.33%) HP Storage
18 13 (1.24%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 690 (65.59%) Windows
2 336 (31.94%) Windows Server
3 195 (18.54%) Windows 10
4 173 (16.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 162 (15.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 151 (14.35%) Windows 7
7 125 (11.88%) Linux
8 47 (4.47%) Android
9 38 (3.61%) Apple iOS
10 30 (2.85%) Windows 8
11 25 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 21 (2.00%) Mac OS X
13 19 (1.81%) Windows Server 2003
14 15 (1.43%) Mac OS
15 13 (1.24%) Windows 2000 Server
16 12 (1.14%) Unix
17 11 (1.05%) Windows Vista
17 11 (1.05%) Windows XP
18 9 (0.86%) Solaris
18 9 (0.86%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 307 (29.18%) ITIL
2 156 (14.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 135 (12.83%) Problem-Solving
4 118 (11.22%) Migration
5 96 (9.13%) Project Management
6 87 (8.27%) Service Management
7 80 (7.60%) Service Delivery
8 79 (7.51%) Disaster Recovery
9 75 (7.13%) Presales
10 67 (6.37%) ITSM
11 66 (6.27%) Incident Management
12 63 (5.99%) Problem Management
13 62 (5.89%) ITIL V3
14 59 (5.61%) CRM
14 59 (5.61%) PRINCE2
15 58 (5.51%) Change Management
16 52 (4.94%) Mentoring
17 49 (4.66%) Continuous Improvement
18 47 (4.47%) Agile Software Development
19 46 (4.37%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 178 (16.92%) PowerShell
2 172 (16.35%) SQL
3 28 (2.66%) C
4 16 (1.52%) VBScript
5 13 (1.24%) JavaScript
6 9 (0.86%) TypeScript
7 7 (0.67%) Bash Shell
8 4 (0.38%) T-SQL
8 4 (0.38%) VB
9 2 (0.19%) C#
9 2 (0.19%) Perl
10 1 (0.095%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.095%) Korn
10 1 (0.095%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.095%) Python
10 1 (0.095%) R
10 1 (0.095%) sed
10 1 (0.095%) VBA
Qualifications
1 174 (16.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 96 (9.13%) MCSE
3 81 (7.70%) Cisco Certification
4 67 (6.37%) Degree
5 57 (5.42%) CCNA
6 47 (4.47%) MCSA
7 41 (3.90%) CCNP
8 35 (3.33%) Security Cleared
9 27 (2.57%) MCP
10 22 (2.09%) ITIL Certification
11 20 (1.90%) A+ Certification
11 20 (1.90%) MCITP
12 15 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 14 (1.33%) HNC
13 14 (1.33%) Network+ Certification
13 14 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 13 (1.24%) SC Cleared
15 9 (0.86%) DV Cleared
15 9 (0.86%) MCTS
16 8 (0.76%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (10.27%) SLA
2 44 (4.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (2.09%) PMO
4 21 (2.00%) Cyber Essentials
5 20 (1.90%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 14 (1.33%) GDPR
7 10 (0.95%) Data Quality
8 9 (0.86%) ISO 9000
9 6 (0.57%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.57%) PMBOK
9 6 (0.57%) QA
10 5 (0.48%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.29%) COBIT
12 2 (0.19%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 613 (58.27%) Active Directory
2 257 (24.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 252 (23.95%) Hyper-V
4 74 (7.03%) XenApp
5 69 (6.56%) VMware ESXi
6 46 (4.37%) vSphere
7 29 (2.76%) XenDesktop
8 28 (2.66%) Virtual Machines
9 27 (2.57%) VMware Workstation
10 18 (1.71%) Firmware
11 17 (1.62%) Forefront TMG
12 16 (1.52%) Terminal Services
13 10 (0.95%) VMware Server
14 9 (0.86%) DFS Replication
14 9 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
15 6 (0.57%) BitLocker
15 6 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
16 5 (0.48%) KVM
16 5 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
16 5 (0.48%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 217 (20.63%) SCCM
2 66 (6.27%) SCOM
3 39 (3.71%) Microsoft Intune
4 34 (3.23%) Cisco CUCM
5 24 (2.28%) SCVMM
6 22 (2.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 20 (1.90%) FortiGate
8 18 (1.71%) Backup Exec
9 16 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
9 16 (1.52%) WSUS
10 15 (1.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 15 (1.43%) SCSM
11 12 (1.14%) AirWatch
12 11 (1.05%) NetBackup
13 10 (0.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 8 (0.76%) MOM
15 7 (0.67%) Failover Clustering
15 7 (0.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 7 (0.67%) SCOrch
16 6 (0.57%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 711 (67.59%) Microsoft
2 383 (36.41%) VMware
3 256 (24.33%) Cisco
4 235 (22.34%) Citrix
5 97 (9.22%) HP
6 75 (7.13%) Dell
7 71 (6.75%) Apple
8 63 (5.99%) Veeam
9 51 (4.85%) Symantec
10 47 (4.47%) EMC
11 42 (3.99%) SolarWinds
12 39 (3.71%) CommVault
12 39 (3.71%) NetApp
12 39 (3.71%) Sonus
13 37 (3.52%) Polycom
14 36 (3.42%) Avaya
15 35 (3.33%) ServiceNow
16 27 (2.57%) iManage
16 27 (2.57%) Juniper
17 26 (2.47%) Sophos