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

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
UK
6 months to
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 417 456 428
Rank change year-on-year +39 -28 -46
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 797 954 1,246
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.68% 0.64% 0.70%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.70% 4.16% 4.21%
Number of salaries quoted 721 818 1,134
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.33% +12.50% -10.11%

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 16,957 22,956 29,570
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.48% 15.51% 16.71%
Number of salaries quoted 13,489 18,214 24,350
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.04% +8.89%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,266 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%

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 2 April 2020.

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 2 April 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 +19 697 £50,000 +5.26% 80
UK excluding London +33 435 £43,500 -3.33% 65
London +64 331 £65,000 +30.00% 23
North of England +28 129 £40,205 +7.21% 25
Work from Home +10 111 £65,000 +8.33% 17
South East +60 106 £45,000 -14.29% 11
North West +42 79 £37,061 -7.35% 6
Midlands +3 53 £50,000 +13.64% 5
Scotland +66 42 £38,428 -8.44% 8
South West +31 42 £42,500 -5.56% 10
Yorkshire +21 38 £50,000 +44.93% 18
Wales +20 31 £42,500 +13.33%
East of England +14 31 £43,500 -17.14% 6
West Midlands +12 27 £62,500 +92.31% 1
East Midlands +9 25 £50,000 +5.26% 4
North East -20 12 £53,769 -9.21% 1
Northern Ireland +19 1 - -

For the 6 months to 2 April 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.

1 693 (86.95%) Skype
2 630 (79.05%) Microsoft
3 546 (68.51%) Office 365
4 417 (52.32%) Windows
5 372 (46.68%) Active Directory
6 296 (37.14%) Azure
7 225 (28.23%) SharePoint
8 216 (27.10%) SCCM
9 195 (24.47%) VMware
10 193 (24.22%) Hyper-V
11 191 (23.96%) Microsoft Office
12 186 (23.34%) Windows Server
13 174 (21.83%) Windows 10
14 148 (18.57%) SQL Server
15 145 (18.19%) Unified Communications
16 144 (18.07%) Cisco
17 141 (17.69%) VMware Infrastructure
18 139 (17.44%) ITIL
19 137 (17.19%) Citrix
20 136 (17.06%) Video Conferencing
21 125 (15.68%) MS Exchange
21 125 (15.68%) Data Centre
22 118 (14.81%) Microsoft Intune
22 118 (14.81%) SAN
23 117 (14.68%) Microsoft Certification
24 107 (13.43%) Finance
25 104 (13.05%) PowerShell
26 98 (12.30%) Firewall
27 97 (12.17%) SLA
28 95 (11.92%) 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
1 225 (28.23%) SharePoint
2 125 (15.68%) MS Exchange
3 51 (6.40%) Exchange Server 2013
4 50 (6.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 22 (2.76%) CMS
6 19 (2.38%) IIS
7 6 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (0.63%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (0.25%) Confluence
9 2 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.13%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.13%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 191 (23.96%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (4.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 36 (4.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.50%) Adobe Captivate
5 4 (0.50%) CINEMA 4D
5 4 (0.50%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.50%) Snagit
6 3 (0.38%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.38%) Camtasia
7 2 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.25%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.13%) Faxination
4 1 (0.13%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.13%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 546 (68.51%) Office 365
2 296 (37.14%) Azure
3 91 (11.42%) AWS
4 73 (9.16%) Azure Active Directory
5 57 (7.15%) OneDrive
6 45 (5.65%) PaaS
7 32 (4.02%) SaaS
8 29 (3.64%) IaaS
9 21 (2.63%) Mimecast
10 15 (1.88%) Power Platform
11 10 (1.25%) GCP
11 10 (1.25%) OpenShift
11 10 (1.25%) WhatsApp
12 9 (1.13%) Yammer
13 8 (1.00%) PowerApps
14 6 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
14 6 (0.75%) Serverless
15 4 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 4 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
16 2 (0.25%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 693 (86.95%) Skype
2 145 (18.19%) Unified Communications
3 118 (14.81%) SAN
4 98 (12.30%) Firewall
5 95 (11.92%) WAN
6 92 (11.54%) DNS
7 88 (11.04%) LAN
8 87 (10.92%) DHCP
9 77 (9.66%) VoIP
10 73 (9.16%) Internet
11 62 (7.78%) Intranet
12 60 (7.53%) VPN
13 58 (7.28%) TCP/IP
14 50 (6.27%) WebEx
15 38 (4.77%) Wi-Fi
16 33 (4.14%) MPLS
16 33 (4.14%) NetScaler
16 33 (4.14%) Wireless
17 31 (3.89%) Remote Desktop
18 27 (3.39%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (18.57%) SQL Server
2 22 (2.76%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (0.88%) Power BI
3 7 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (0.75%) MySQL
5 4 (0.50%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.38%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.38%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.25%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.25%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.25%) SQL Server 2017
7 2 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.13%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.13%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (0.13%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.13%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.13%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (0.88%) JIRA
2 2 (0.25%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.25%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.25%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.13%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.13%) GitLab
3 1 (0.13%) Subversion
3 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 107 (13.43%) Finance
2 43 (5.40%) Law
3 37 (4.64%) Public Sector
4 28 (3.51%) Legal
5 25 (3.14%) Back Office
6 22 (2.76%) Telecoms
7 19 (2.38%) Marketing
8 15 (1.88%) Advertising
9 13 (1.63%) Banking
9 13 (1.63%) Retail
10 11 (1.38%) Local Government
11 10 (1.25%) Billing
12 7 (0.88%) Brand Awareness
13 6 (0.75%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.50%) French Language
15 2 (0.25%) Publishing
16 1 (0.13%) Automotive
16 1 (0.13%) Manufacturing
16 1 (0.13%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 107 (13.43%) Consultant
2 102 (12.80%) Architect
3 91 (11.42%) Analyst
3 91 (11.42%) Support Engineer
4 73 (9.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 43 (5.40%) Technical Architect
6 42 (5.27%) Solutions Architect
7 41 (5.14%) 2nd Line Support
8 40 (5.02%) Service Analyst
9 36 (4.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 36 (4.52%) Service Desk Analyst
10 31 (3.89%) Desktop Support
11 30 (3.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 27 (3.39%) IT Support
13 23 (2.89%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 23 (2.89%) Support Analyst
14 22 (2.76%) Technical Engineer
14 22 (2.76%) Unified Communications Engineer
15 21 (2.63%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 19 (2.38%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.13%) Web Services
2 8 (1.00%) HTML
3 7 (0.88%) .NET
3 7 (0.88%) SAML
4 6 (0.75%) HTML5
5 4 (0.50%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.38%) JSON
6 3 (0.38%) REST
7 2 (0.25%) CSS
7 2 (0.25%) XMPP
8 1 (0.13%) COM
8 1 (0.13%) CSS3
8 1 (0.13%) Middleware
8 1 (0.13%) OAuth
8 1 (0.13%) OAuth2
8 1 (0.13%) OpenID
8 1 (0.13%) SOAP
8 1 (0.13%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 136 (17.06%) Video Conferencing
2 125 (15.68%) Data Centre
3 46 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (5.40%) Self-Motivation
5 35 (4.39%) User Experience
6 34 (4.27%) Management Information System
7 29 (3.64%) Hybrid Cloud
7 29 (3.64%) iPad
8 23 (2.89%) Smartphone
9 20 (2.51%) Public Cloud
10 19 (2.38%) Fat Client
10 19 (2.38%) Private Cloud
10 19 (2.38%) Thin Client
11 16 (2.01%) Replication
12 14 (1.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 13 (1.63%) Clustering
14 12 (1.51%) iPhone
15 11 (1.38%) Blackberry
15 11 (1.38%) e-Learning
16 9 (1.13%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 417 (52.32%) Windows
2 186 (23.34%) Windows Server
3 174 (21.83%) Windows 10
4 91 (11.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 63 (7.90%) Windows 7
6 58 (7.28%) Windows Server 2016
7 53 (6.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 44 (5.52%) Android
9 39 (4.89%) Apple iOS
10 26 (3.26%) Linux
11 22 (2.76%) Windows Server 2019
12 14 (1.76%) Windows 8
13 13 (1.63%) Mac OS
14 11 (1.38%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.63%) CentOS
15 5 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.63%) VMS
15 5 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
16 4 (0.50%) Solaris
17 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (17.44%) ITIL
2 93 (11.67%) Problem-Solving
3 89 (11.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 88 (11.04%) Presales
5 82 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
6 77 (9.66%) Mentoring
7 67 (8.41%) Migration
8 59 (7.40%) Coaching
9 58 (7.28%) Project Management
10 57 (7.15%) Project Delivery
11 56 (7.03%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 54 (6.78%) Change Management
13 51 (6.40%) Service Management
14 50 (6.27%) Customer Requirements
15 47 (5.90%) Technical Leadership
16 41 (5.14%) Load Balancing
17 33 (4.14%) ITSM
17 33 (4.14%) Service Delivery
18 32 (4.02%) PRINCE2
19 30 (3.76%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 104 (13.05%) PowerShell
2 67 (8.41%) SQL
3 13 (1.63%) C
4 8 (1.00%) VBScript
5 6 (0.75%) Bash Shell
5 6 (0.75%) Shell Script
6 3 (0.38%) Java
6 3 (0.38%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.38%) VB
7 1 (0.13%) C#
7 1 (0.13%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 117 (14.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 71 (8.91%) MCSE
3 58 (7.28%) Security Cleared
4 55 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
5 43 (5.40%) CCNA
6 38 (4.77%) MCP
7 31 (3.89%) SC Cleared
8 30 (3.76%) MCSA
9 26 (3.26%) Degree
10 23 (2.89%) MCITP
11 19 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 18 (2.26%) A+ Certification
13 17 (2.13%) CCNP
14 10 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (1.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 9 (1.13%) PMI Certification
16 8 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
17 7 (0.88%) Avaya Certification
18 4 (0.50%) CCSP
18 4 (0.50%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (12.17%) SLA
2 16 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.25%) QA
4 4 (0.50%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 3 (0.38%) ISO 14001
5 3 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (0.38%) PMO
6 2 (0.25%) Actionable Recommendations
6 2 (0.25%) COBIT
6 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.13%) NCSC
System Software
1 372 (46.68%) Active Directory
2 193 (24.22%) Hyper-V
3 141 (17.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 51 (6.40%) XenApp
5 41 (5.14%) VMware ESXi
6 35 (4.39%) XenDesktop
7 33 (4.14%) Microsoft App-V
8 26 (3.26%) vSphere
9 25 (3.14%) Virtual Machines
10 16 (2.01%) Virtual Servers
11 11 (1.38%) BitLocker
11 11 (1.38%) vCloud
12 10 (1.25%) Docker
13 7 (0.88%) Terminal Server
13 7 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
13 7 (0.88%) VMware Workstation
14 6 (0.75%) VMware NSX
14 6 (0.75%) Xen
15 5 (0.63%) Forefront TMG
16 4 (0.50%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 216 (27.10%) SCCM
2 118 (14.81%) Microsoft Intune
3 50 (6.27%) WSUS
4 21 (2.63%) AirWatch
5 17 (2.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 16 (2.01%) vCenter Server
7 15 (1.88%) Backup Exec
8 13 (1.63%) Cisco CUCM
8 13 (1.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 10 (1.25%) Cisco UCCX
9 10 (1.25%) Kubernetes
10 9 (1.13%) Single Sign-On
11 7 (0.88%) SCOM
12 6 (0.75%) Jamf Pro
12 6 (0.75%) XenMobile
13 5 (0.63%) Microsoft Clustering
13 5 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
14 4 (0.50%) HP Data Protector
14 4 (0.50%) MOM
14 4 (0.50%) Nessus
Vendors
1 630 (79.05%) Microsoft
2 195 (24.47%) VMware
3 144 (18.07%) Cisco
4 137 (17.19%) Citrix
5 81 (10.16%) Polycom
6 59 (7.40%) Apple
7 51 (6.40%) HP
8 41 (5.14%) Sonus
9 36 (4.52%) Dell
9 36 (4.52%) Mitel
10 35 (4.39%) BT
11 33 (4.14%) Avaya
12 32 (4.02%) Veeam
13 30 (3.76%) Google
14 27 (3.39%) CommVault
15 23 (2.89%) Adobe
16 22 (2.76%) Symantec
17 20 (2.51%) ServiceNow
18 19 (2.38%) Sophos
19 18 (2.26%) BroadSoft