Period
to 19 February 2019

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 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 457 393 383
Rank change year-on-year -64 -10 -11
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 946 1,367 1,380
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.78% 0.80%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.95% 4.59% 4.46%
Number of salaries quoted 769 1,141 1,157
UK median annual salary £47,000 £47,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.62% +4.71%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -9.09% +6.34%

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 23,955 29,775 30,939
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.81% 16.96% 17.84%
Number of salaries quoted 19,105 24,556 25,894
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,125 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -

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 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Skype for Business in the UK

Skype for Business
Top 17 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 February 2019. 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 -56 906 £47,500 - 117
UK excluding London -34 503 £42,500 +6.25% 98
London -78 401 £50,000 - 26
North of England +54 177 £35,000 - 19
South East -3 101 £50,000 - 22
Midlands -22 84 £42,500 -15.00% 15
East of England +34 82 £50,000 +33.33% 8
North West +28 81 £34,500 +1.47% 11
Yorkshire +38 66 £35,000 -6.67% 8
South West -9 53 £40,750 +59.80% 27
West Midlands -5 48 £39,500 -21.00% 8
East Midlands -3 36 £44,000 -4.35% 7
North East +36 30 £48,889 +50.43%
Scotland -40 9 £42,439 -5.69% 5
Wales +6 6 £36,500 +21.67% 2
Channel Islands - 2 £32,500 -
Northern Ireland -18 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, 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.

1 721 (76.22%) Skype
2 685 (72.41%) Microsoft
3 607 (64.16%) Windows
4 605 (63.95%) Office 365
5 540 (57.08%) Active Directory
6 357 (37.74%) Microsoft Azure
7 332 (35.10%) VMware
8 330 (34.88%) Windows Server
9 312 (32.98%) SharePoint
10 268 (28.33%) MS Exchange
11 251 (26.53%) ITIL
12 245 (25.90%) Cisco
13 236 (24.95%) Hyper-V
14 232 (24.52%) VMware Infrastructure
15 222 (23.47%) Microsoft Office
16 221 (23.36%) Windows 10
17 219 (23.15%) Citrix
18 203 (21.46%) SCCM
19 179 (18.92%) Windows Server 2012
20 178 (18.82%) DNS
21 168 (17.76%) Microsoft Certification
22 165 (17.44%) Problem-Solving
23 158 (16.70%) DHCP
24 154 (16.28%) Firewall
25 141 (14.90%) Windows 7
26 134 (14.16%) SQL Server
27 132 (13.95%) PowerShell
27 132 (13.95%) Windows Server 2008
28 130 (13.74%) Migration
29 126 (13.32%) VoIP

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
1 312 (32.98%) SharePoint
2 268 (28.33%) MS Exchange
3 87 (9.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 74 (7.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 58 (6.13%) Exchange Server 2003
6 47 (4.97%) IIS
7 37 (3.91%) CMS
8 27 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2007
9 11 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
10 9 (0.95%) Office Communications Server
10 9 (0.95%) WordPress
11 6 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (0.63%) Commerce Server
12 5 (0.53%) IBM Domino
12 5 (0.53%) IBM Notes
12 5 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.42%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.32%) Apache
Applications
1 222 (23.47%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (3.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.90%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.32%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.21%) Camtasia
7 2 (0.21%) CATIA
7 2 (0.21%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.11%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 18 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.74%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.42%) Elite 3E
4 4 (0.42%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.42%) Visualfiles
5 3 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.21%) Aareon QL
6 2 (0.21%) Academy Housing
6 2 (0.21%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.21%) Lawson
6 2 (0.21%) MIS ActiveH
6 2 (0.21%) Northgate Housing
6 2 (0.21%) OPENHousing
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.21%) Orchard Housing
6 2 (0.21%) SAP R/3
6 2 (0.21%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.11%) Maximo
7 1 (0.11%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 605 (63.95%) Office 365
2 357 (37.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 102 (10.78%) Amazon AWS
4 101 (10.68%) Azure Active Directory
5 94 (9.94%) IaaS
6 78 (8.25%) PaaS
7 75 (7.93%) OneDrive
8 68 (7.19%) SaaS
9 54 (5.71%) Mimecast
10 20 (2.11%) Yammer
11 12 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
13 7 (0.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 6 (0.63%) Slack
15 5 (0.53%) G Suite
16 4 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
16 4 (0.42%) Amazon S3
16 4 (0.42%) CloudFront
16 4 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
16 4 (0.42%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 721 (76.22%) Skype
2 178 (18.82%) DNS
3 158 (16.70%) DHCP
4 154 (16.28%) Firewall
5 126 (13.32%) VoIP
6 119 (12.58%) SAN
7 116 (12.26%) LAN
8 109 (11.52%) Unified Communications
9 101 (10.68%) TCP/IP
10 97 (10.25%) WAN
11 95 (10.04%) VPN
12 82 (8.67%) Wireless
13 62 (6.55%) MPLS
13 62 (6.55%) VLAN
14 36 (3.81%) BGP
14 36 (3.81%) OSPF
15 32 (3.38%) Cisco IOS
15 32 (3.38%) Internet
16 27 (2.85%) Wi-Fi
17 21 (2.22%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (14.16%) SQL Server
2 28 (2.96%) Amazon RDS
2 28 (2.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (2.75%) Power BI
4 18 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (0.95%) MySQL
6 8 (0.85%) Big Data
6 8 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (0.53%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (0.42%) EDRMS
10 4 (0.42%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.42%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.21%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (0.63%) MSI
2 4 (0.42%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.42%) gulp
2 4 (0.42%) JIRA
2 4 (0.42%) Yeoman
3 3 (0.32%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (0.32%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.21%) AdminStudio
4 2 (0.21%) InstallShield
4 2 (0.21%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.11%) Subversion
5 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 124 (13.11%) Finance
2 109 (11.52%) Legal
3 63 (6.66%) Law
4 52 (5.50%) Telecoms
5 41 (4.33%) Banking
6 33 (3.49%) Marketing
7 28 (2.96%) Retail
8 25 (2.64%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.85%) Back Office
10 6 (0.63%) Advertising
10 6 (0.63%) Electronics
11 5 (0.53%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.32%) Automotive
12 3 (0.32%) Publishing
13 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.11%) Games
13 1 (0.11%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.11%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 156 (16.49%) Analyst
2 120 (12.68%) Consultant
3 106 (11.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 104 (10.99%) Support Engineer
5 66 (6.98%) Service Analyst
6 61 (6.45%) IT Analyst
7 60 (6.34%) Service Desk Analyst
8 59 (6.24%) IT Support
9 57 (6.03%) Support Analyst
10 50 (5.29%) 2nd Line Support
11 48 (5.07%) IT Engineer
12 44 (4.65%) Cloud Consultant
13 41 (4.33%) Desktop Support
14 40 (4.23%) Infrastructure Consultant
15 39 (4.12%) Architect
16 38 (4.02%) IT Manager
17 36 (3.81%) Network Engineer
18 35 (3.70%) Windows Consultant
19 34 (3.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
19 34 (3.59%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (2.33%) XMPP
2 14 (1.48%) .NET
3 11 (1.16%) CSS
3 11 (1.16%) HTML
3 11 (1.16%) LDAP
4 9 (0.95%) Software Packaging
5 7 (0.74%) COM
5 7 (0.74%) HTML5
5 7 (0.74%) jQuery
5 7 (0.74%) Web Services
6 5 (0.53%) WSH
7 4 (0.42%) AngularJS
7 4 (0.42%) KnockoutJS
7 4 (0.42%) Middleware
8 3 (0.32%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.21%) ADSI
9 2 (0.21%) JSON
9 2 (0.21%) Kafka
9 2 (0.21%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 76 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (7.40%) Data Centre
3 69 (7.29%) Management Information System
4 67 (7.08%) Video Conferencing
5 57 (6.03%) Hybrid Cloud
6 39 (4.12%) Self-Motivation
7 28 (2.96%) Clustering
8 26 (2.75%) Smartphone
8 26 (2.75%) User Experience
9 25 (2.64%) Public Cloud
9 25 (2.64%) Replication
10 22 (2.33%) Driving Licence
10 22 (2.33%) e-Learning
11 18 (1.90%) iPad
12 14 (1.48%) Fat Client
12 14 (1.48%) Thin Client
13 13 (1.37%) Blackberry
13 13 (1.37%) iPhone
14 12 (1.27%) Client/Server
15 11 (1.16%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 607 (64.16%) Windows
2 330 (34.88%) Windows Server
3 221 (23.36%) Windows 10
4 179 (18.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 141 (14.90%) Windows 7
6 132 (13.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 79 (8.35%) Linux
8 54 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
9 51 (5.39%) Windows 8
10 45 (4.76%) Apple iOS
11 44 (4.65%) Android
12 31 (3.28%) Mac OS X
13 10 (1.06%) Ubuntu
14 8 (0.85%) SUSE
14 8 (0.85%) Unix
14 8 (0.85%) Windows XP
15 6 (0.63%) CentOS
15 6 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
16 5 (0.53%) VMS
16 5 (0.53%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (26.53%) ITIL
2 165 (17.44%) Problem-Solving
3 130 (13.74%) Migration
4 124 (13.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 106 (11.21%) Presales
6 86 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
7 69 (7.29%) Service Management
8 64 (6.77%) Service Delivery
9 63 (6.66%) Stakeholder Management
10 61 (6.45%) Project Management
11 47 (4.97%) Agile Software Development
11 47 (4.97%) Customer Requirements
12 46 (4.86%) Incident Management
13 44 (4.65%) Mentoring
14 42 (4.44%) Change Management
14 42 (4.44%) CRM
15 41 (4.33%) Continuous Improvement
15 41 (4.33%) Patch Management
16 40 (4.23%) ITIL V3
16 40 (4.23%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 132 (13.95%) PowerShell
2 121 (12.79%) SQL
3 28 (2.96%) VBScript
4 19 (2.01%) C
5 15 (1.59%) Bash Shell
6 13 (1.37%) JavaScript
7 10 (1.06%) C#
8 9 (0.95%) VB
9 6 (0.63%) R
10 4 (0.42%) Python
11 3 (0.32%) C++
11 3 (0.32%) Go
11 3 (0.32%) Ruby
12 2 (0.21%) Java
13 1 (0.11%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 168 (17.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 110 (11.63%) MCSE
3 80 (8.46%) Cisco Certification
4 60 (6.34%) CCNP
5 52 (5.50%) MCP
6 51 (5.39%) MCSA
7 46 (4.86%) Degree
8 39 (4.12%) CCNA
8 39 (4.12%) Security Cleared
9 33 (3.49%) SC Cleared
10 23 (2.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 20 (2.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 19 (2.01%) CCIE
13 16 (1.69%) MCITP
14 14 (1.48%) CCVP
15 13 (1.37%) A+ Certification
15 13 (1.37%) CCNP Voice
16 12 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
17 8 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
17 8 (0.85%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (8.99%) SLA
2 34 (3.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (2.22%) GDPR
4 17 (1.80%) PMO
5 12 (1.27%) COBIT
5 12 (1.27%) ISO 9001
6 11 (1.16%) PCI DSS
7 9 (0.95%) QA
8 8 (0.85%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 540 (57.08%) Active Directory
2 236 (24.95%) Hyper-V
3 232 (24.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 77 (8.14%) XenApp
5 58 (6.13%) vSphere
6 55 (5.81%) VMware ESXi
7 49 (5.18%) XenDesktop
8 25 (2.64%) Virtual Servers
9 23 (2.43%) Virtual Machines
10 22 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
11 15 (1.59%) VMware Workstation
12 12 (1.27%) Terminal Services
13 10 (1.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 10 (1.06%) Virtual Desktop
14 9 (0.95%) BitLocker
14 9 (0.95%) Docker
15 7 (0.74%) Terminal Server
15 7 (0.74%) VMware Server
16 6 (0.63%) EMC RecoverPoint
17 5 (0.53%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 203 (21.46%) SCCM
2 65 (6.87%) Microsoft Intune
3 49 (5.18%) SCVMM
4 45 (4.76%) Single Sign-On
5 39 (4.12%) SCOM
6 29 (3.07%) Backup Exec
7 20 (2.11%) Cisco CUCM
8 17 (1.80%) AirWatch
8 17 (1.80%) Cisco UCCE
8 17 (1.80%) Cisco UCCX
8 17 (1.80%) SCOrch
9 15 (1.59%) vCenter Server
10 14 (1.48%) Nagios
10 14 (1.48%) NetBackup
11 13 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
12 12 (1.27%) FortiGate
13 10 (1.06%) Ansible
14 9 (0.95%) WSUS
15 7 (0.74%) Microsoft Clustering
15 7 (0.74%) vRealize
Vendors
1 685 (72.41%) Microsoft
2 332 (35.10%) VMware
3 245 (25.90%) Cisco
4 219 (23.15%) Citrix
5 86 (9.09%) HP
6 77 (8.14%) Veeam
7 71 (7.51%) Avaya
8 63 (6.66%) Symantec
9 60 (6.34%) Apple
10 59 (6.24%) Dell
11 47 (4.97%) NetApp
12 39 (4.12%) SolarWinds
13 33 (3.49%) iManage
13 33 (3.49%) Mitel
14 28 (2.96%) Polycom
15 26 (2.75%) Google
16 24 (2.54%) EMC
17 23 (2.43%) CommVault
17 23 (2.43%) Meraki
17 23 (2.43%) Sophos