Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
UK
6 months to
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 430 401 470
Rank change year-on-year -29 +69 -76
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 286 1,073 1,059
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.76% 0.63%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.97% 5.09% 3.80%
Number of salaries quoted 263 843 901
Median annual salary £51,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% - -5.26%
10th Percentile £30,684 £24,760 £24,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -7.06% +6.25% -1.84%

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 7,200 21,062 27,883
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.25% 14.87% 16.62%
Number of salaries quoted 5,830 16,617 22,397
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,250 £27,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% -1.15% +4.82%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -67 233 £50,000 +11.11% 53
UK excluding London +17 136 £39,500 -7.06% 43
London -4 129 £54,250 +14.21% 15
Work from Home +54 51 £60,000 - 7
South East +82 45 £39,250 -25.24% 7
North of England +74 27 £38,686 -13.50% 10
Scotland +105 19 £41,500 +38.33% 3
Wales +51 17 £39,500 +6.76%
North West +80 14 £37,875 -15.83% 7
Yorkshire +98 13 £42,000 +12.00% 3
East of England +99 10 £62,500 +60.26% 5
South West +95 10 £35,000 -12.50% 12
Midlands +52 10 £26,000 -43.44% 4
West Midlands +84 8 £26,000 -20.00% 4
East Midlands +33 2 £58,750 +23.68%

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 263 (91.96%) Skype
2 230 (80.42%) Microsoft
3 185 (64.69%) Office 365
4 169 (59.09%) Azure
5 135 (47.20%) Active Directory
6 113 (39.51%) Windows
7 99 (34.62%) ITIL
8 93 (32.52%) Cisco
9 82 (28.67%) VMware
10 80 (27.97%) Unified Communications
11 79 (27.62%) Hyper-V
11 79 (27.62%) SharePoint
12 73 (25.52%) VPN
13 70 (24.48%) Problem-Solving
14 65 (22.73%) Finance
15 63 (22.03%) WAN
15 63 (22.03%) Windows Server
16 61 (21.33%) VMware Infrastructure
16 61 (21.33%) DNS
17 60 (20.98%) LAN
18 58 (20.28%) DHCP
18 58 (20.28%) SCCM
19 57 (19.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 55 (19.23%) Windows 10
21 54 (18.88%) Microsoft Office
22 52 (18.18%) SLA
22 52 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
23 51 (17.83%) Azure Active Directory
23 51 (17.83%) PowerShell
24 50 (17.48%) Firewall

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 79 (27.62%) SharePoint
2 42 (14.69%) MS Exchange
3 17 (5.94%) IIS
4 12 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (2.80%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.05%) CMS
8 2 (0.70%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (0.70%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.35%) Ethereum
9 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 54 (18.88%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (7.69%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.35%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.35%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Carpe Diem
1 1 (0.35%) Faxination
1 1 (0.35%) Quorum
1 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 185 (64.69%) Office 365
2 169 (59.09%) Azure
3 51 (17.83%) Azure Active Directory
4 49 (17.13%) AWS
5 26 (9.09%) IaaS
6 23 (8.04%) OneDrive
6 23 (8.04%) PaaS
7 22 (7.69%) Route 53
7 22 (7.69%) Slack
8 20 (6.99%) GCP
9 18 (6.29%) Power Platform
10 10 (3.50%) SaaS
11 6 (2.10%) Mimecast
12 5 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (1.40%) Dynamics 365
14 3 (1.05%) Yammer
15 2 (0.70%) PowerApps
15 2 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 1 (0.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 263 (91.96%) Skype
2 80 (27.97%) Unified Communications
3 73 (25.52%) VPN
4 63 (22.03%) WAN
5 61 (21.33%) DNS
6 60 (20.98%) LAN
7 58 (20.28%) DHCP
8 50 (17.48%) Firewall
9 40 (13.99%) VoIP
10 32 (11.19%) Wireless
11 30 (10.49%) Network Security
12 28 (9.79%) Wi-Fi
13 24 (8.39%) Wireshark
14 23 (8.04%) BGP
14 23 (8.04%) IPsec
14 23 (8.04%) OSPF
15 22 (7.69%) MPLS
15 22 (7.69%) RIP
15 22 (7.69%) SNMP
15 22 (7.69%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (15.73%) SQL Server
2 22 (7.69%) Amazon RDS
3 9 (3.15%) Power BI
4 5 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.05%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.05%) MySQL
6 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.70%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.70%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.35%) JIRA
2 1 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 65 (22.73%) Finance
2 33 (11.54%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.10%) Banking
3 6 (2.10%) Billing
4 5 (1.75%) Public Sector
5 4 (1.40%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.40%) Law
5 4 (1.40%) Marketing
5 4 (1.40%) Military
6 3 (1.05%) Electronics
6 3 (1.05%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.70%) Back Office
7 2 (0.70%) Housing Association
7 2 (0.70%) Legal
7 2 (0.70%) Retail
8 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.35%) German Language
8 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 33 (11.54%) Consultant
3 32 (11.19%) Support Engineer
4 28 (9.79%) Architect
5 24 (8.39%) Network Engineer
6 18 (6.29%) Voice Engineer
7 15 (5.24%) Azure Engineer
8 13 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
8 13 (4.55%) Applications Engineer
8 13 (4.55%) Microsoft Consultant
9 12 (4.20%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 12 (4.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 12 (4.20%) Cloud Engineer
9 12 (4.20%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 12 (4.20%) Unified Communications Engineer
10 11 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 10 (3.50%) Analyst
12 9 (3.15%) Audio Engineer
12 9 (3.15%) Infrastructure Consultant
12 9 (3.15%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.40%) .NET
2 2 (0.70%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.35%) JSON
3 1 (0.35%) REST
3 1 (0.35%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (11.54%) Management Information System
2 26 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (6.99%) Data Centre
4 19 (6.64%) Video Conferencing
5 17 (5.94%) Public Cloud
6 15 (5.24%) Self-Motivation
7 14 (4.90%) Clustering
7 14 (4.90%) Private Cloud
8 13 (4.55%) Hybrid Cloud
8 13 (4.55%) Replication
9 5 (1.75%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.75%) PKI
10 4 (1.40%) Microsoft Licensing
10 4 (1.40%) Virtual Team
11 3 (1.05%) Reinsurance
12 2 (0.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 2 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.70%) PDA
12 2 (0.70%) User Experience
12 2 (0.70%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 113 (39.51%) Windows
2 63 (22.03%) Windows Server
3 55 (19.23%) Windows 10
4 42 (14.69%) Linux
5 36 (12.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (10.49%) Windows Server 2016
7 28 (9.79%) Mac OS X
8 24 (8.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (6.99%) Windows 7
10 14 (4.90%) Windows Server 2019
11 7 (2.45%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.05%) CentOS
13 2 (0.70%) Android
13 2 (0.70%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.35%) Debian
14 1 (0.35%) Solaris
14 1 (0.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (34.62%) ITIL
2 70 (24.48%) Problem-Solving
3 57 (19.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 45 (15.73%) Customer Requirements
5 39 (13.64%) Proactive Monitoring
6 36 (12.59%) Mentoring
7 33 (11.54%) Migration
8 31 (10.84%) Identity Management
8 31 (10.84%) Presales
9 29 (10.14%) Creative Thinking
10 24 (8.39%) Network Monitoring
11 22 (7.69%) B2B
11 22 (7.69%) Performance Analysis
11 22 (7.69%) Security Monitoring
12 21 (7.34%) Problem Management
13 19 (6.64%) Incident Management
14 18 (6.29%) Continuous Improvement
14 18 (6.29%) Service Management
15 17 (5.94%) Time Management
16 15 (5.24%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 51 (17.83%) PowerShell
2 37 (12.94%) SQL
3 26 (9.09%) Python
4 3 (1.05%) C
5 2 (0.70%) C#
5 2 (0.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 52 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 41 (14.34%) CCNA
4 28 (9.79%) Degree
5 23 (8.04%) MCSE
6 22 (7.69%) Security Cleared
7 18 (6.29%) SC Cleared
8 14 (4.90%) CCNP
9 10 (3.50%) Computer Science Degree
9 10 (3.50%) DV Cleared
10 7 (2.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 6 (2.10%) MCP
12 5 (1.75%) MCITP
13 4 (1.40%) HPE ATP
13 4 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
14 2 (0.70%) Check Point Certification
14 2 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 1 (0.35%) PMI Certification
15 1 (0.35%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (18.18%) SLA
2 4 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.05%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.70%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.35%) PMO
System Software
1 135 (47.20%) Active Directory
2 79 (27.62%) Hyper-V
3 61 (21.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (11.54%) Virtual Machines
5 29 (10.14%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (3.85%) XenApp
7 9 (3.15%) vSphere
8 6 (2.10%) XenDesktop
9 4 (1.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 4 (1.40%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.70%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.35%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.35%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.35%) Docker
11 1 (0.35%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.35%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 58 (20.28%) SCCM
2 49 (17.13%) Microsoft Intune
3 31 (10.84%) SCVMM
4 22 (7.69%) Ansible
4 22 (7.69%) Nagios
4 22 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (7.69%) Puppet
5 12 (4.20%) HP Data Protector
6 9 (3.15%) WSUS
7 7 (2.45%) Cisco CUCM
7 7 (2.45%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (2.10%) Backup Exec
9 4 (1.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 4 (1.40%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (1.40%) NetBackup
9 4 (1.40%) SCOM
10 2 (0.70%) Cisco Prime
10 2 (0.70%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.70%) MaaS360
11 1 (0.35%) MOM
Vendors
1 230 (80.42%) Microsoft
2 93 (32.52%) Cisco
3 82 (28.67%) VMware
4 29 (10.14%) Citrix
5 27 (9.44%) Avaya
5 27 (9.44%) Palo Alto
6 22 (7.69%) Riverbed
6 22 (7.69%) Veeam
7 21 (7.34%) HP
8 15 (5.24%) Dialogic
9 14 (4.90%) Polycom
10 11 (3.85%) Juniper
10 11 (3.85%) SolarWinds
11 10 (3.50%) CheckPoint
11 10 (3.50%) Sophos
12 9 (3.15%) Dell
12 9 (3.15%) ServiceNow
13 8 (2.80%) MobileIron
13 8 (2.80%) Nokia
14 7 (2.45%) Oracle