Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
UK
6 months to
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 399 471 394
Rank change year-on-year +72 -77 -3
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 907 936 1,361
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 0.63% 0.78%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.00% 3.97% 4.59%
Number of salaries quoted 713 759 1,136
UK median annual salary £42,500 £47,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.57% +1.08% +4.93%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -4.71% +6.25% -9.09%

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 18,134 23,605 29,675
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.70% 15.79% 16.94%
Number of salaries quoted 14,607 18,806 24,489
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +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 17 February 2020.

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 17 February 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 +43 799 £43,500 -8.42% 126
UK excluding London +64 492 £40,500 -4.71% 97
London +50 382 £45,000 -10.00% 44
North of England +26 142 £39,837 +13.82% 16
South East +76 118 £42,750 -14.50% 35
North West +33 83 £37,061 +7.42% 8
Midlands +6 64 £50,000 +17.65% 10
South West +23 49 £38,500 -3.75% 10
Yorkshire +13 47 £50,000 +42.86% 7
Scotland +66 44 £31,000 -26.95% 11
East of England +16 37 £41,250 -17.50% 12
East Midlands +28 34 £47,500 +11.76% 4
Wales +25 34 £37,500 +2.74% 3
West Midlands 0 29 £55,000 +32.53% 6
North East -9 12 £53,769 +9.98% 1
Northern Ireland +12 4 £36,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 17 February 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.

1 815 (89.86%) Skype
2 701 (77.29%) Microsoft
3 660 (72.77%) Office 365
4 508 (56.01%) Windows
5 468 (51.60%) Active Directory
6 328 (36.16%) Azure
7 260 (28.67%) SharePoint
8 257 (28.34%) SCCM
9 234 (25.80%) VMware
10 232 (25.58%) Windows Server
11 228 (25.14%) Microsoft Office
12 217 (23.93%) Windows 10
13 210 (23.15%) Hyper-V
14 167 (18.41%) MS Exchange
15 165 (18.19%) Cisco
15 165 (18.19%) VMware Infrastructure
16 164 (18.08%) ITIL
17 157 (17.31%) Citrix
18 136 (14.99%) PowerShell
18 136 (14.99%) Video Conferencing
18 136 (14.99%) Microsoft Intune
19 135 (14.88%) Microsoft Certification
20 134 (14.77%) SQL Server
21 133 (14.66%) Unified Communications
22 131 (14.44%) SLA
23 127 (14.00%) SAN
24 126 (13.89%) DNS
25 123 (13.56%) Windows Server 2012
26 122 (13.45%) Data Centre
27 121 (13.34%) 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
1 260 (28.67%) SharePoint
2 167 (18.41%) MS Exchange
3 72 (7.94%) Exchange Server 2013
4 58 (6.39%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (2.32%) IIS
6 10 (1.10%) CMS
7 8 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (0.66%) Office Communications Server
9 5 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.33%) Confluence
12 2 (0.22%) IBM Domino
12 2 (0.22%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 228 (25.14%) Microsoft Office
2 48 (5.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 45 (4.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.66%) Adobe Captivate
5 6 (0.66%) Snagit
6 5 (0.55%) Camtasia
7 4 (0.44%) CINEMA 4D
8 3 (0.33%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.33%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.22%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.11%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.11%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.11%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 660 (72.77%) Office 365
2 328 (36.16%) Azure
3 110 (12.13%) AWS
4 91 (10.03%) Azure Active Directory
5 81 (8.93%) OneDrive
6 42 (4.63%) PaaS
7 34 (3.75%) SaaS
8 22 (2.43%) Mimecast
9 19 (2.09%) IaaS
10 16 (1.76%) Yammer
11 15 (1.65%) Power Platform
12 11 (1.21%) OpenShift
13 10 (1.10%) GCP
14 9 (0.99%) PowerApps
15 8 (0.88%) WhatsApp
16 7 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
17 6 (0.66%) Serverless
18 4 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Cloud
19 2 (0.22%) iTunes
19 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Flow
Communications & Networking
1 815 (89.86%) Skype
2 133 (14.66%) Unified Communications
3 127 (14.00%) SAN
4 126 (13.89%) DNS
5 121 (13.34%) WAN
6 120 (13.23%) Firewall
6 120 (13.23%) LAN
7 115 (12.68%) DHCP
8 99 (10.92%) VoIP
9 83 (9.15%) TCP/IP
10 76 (8.38%) VPN
11 67 (7.39%) Internet
12 63 (6.95%) Intranet
13 48 (5.29%) Wireless
14 46 (5.07%) Remote Desktop
14 46 (5.07%) WebEx
15 44 (4.85%) MPLS
16 40 (4.41%) NetScaler
17 36 (3.97%) Network Security
18 32 (3.53%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (14.77%) SQL Server
2 16 (1.76%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (0.77%) Azure SQL Database
4 6 (0.66%) Power BI
5 5 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (0.44%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (0.33%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.22%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.22%) SQL Server 2017
8 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.11%) Cosmos DB
9 1 (0.11%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.11%) MySQL
9 1 (0.11%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.11%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.11%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (0.99%) Jenkins
2 8 (0.88%) JIRA
3 2 (0.22%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.11%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.11%) GitLab
4 1 (0.11%) Subversion
4 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 109 (12.02%) Finance
2 45 (4.96%) Public Sector
3 43 (4.74%) Law
4 27 (2.98%) Legal
5 26 (2.87%) Telecoms
6 22 (2.43%) Back Office
7 19 (2.09%) Marketing
8 17 (1.87%) Retail
9 15 (1.65%) Local Government
10 14 (1.54%) Advertising
11 11 (1.21%) Billing
12 7 (0.77%) Brand Awareness
12 7 (0.77%) French Language
13 5 (0.55%) Banking
13 5 (0.55%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.44%) Investment Banking
15 3 (0.33%) German Language
16 2 (0.22%) Housing Association
16 2 (0.22%) Publishing
17 1 (0.11%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 132 (14.55%) Analyst
2 119 (13.12%) Consultant
3 118 (13.01%) Support Engineer
4 99 (10.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 96 (10.58%) Architect
6 56 (6.17%) 2nd Line Support
7 50 (5.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 50 (5.51%) Service Analyst
8 48 (5.29%) Support Analyst
9 45 (4.96%) Service Desk Analyst
9 45 (4.96%) Solutions Architect
10 44 (4.85%) Desktop Support
11 42 (4.63%) IT Support
12 39 (4.30%) IT Analyst
12 39 (4.30%) Technical Architect
13 38 (4.19%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 35 (3.86%) Desktop Engineer
15 33 (3.64%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 30 (3.31%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 29 (3.20%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (1.43%) SAML
2 11 (1.21%) Web Services
3 9 (0.99%) JSON
4 5 (0.55%) .NET
4 5 (0.55%) HTML
5 4 (0.44%) HTML5
6 3 (0.33%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.33%) REST
7 2 (0.22%) COM
7 2 (0.22%) XMPP
8 1 (0.11%) Middleware
8 1 (0.11%) OAuth
8 1 (0.11%) OAuth2
8 1 (0.11%) OpenID
8 1 (0.11%) SOAP
8 1 (0.11%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 136 (14.99%) Video Conferencing
2 122 (13.45%) Data Centre
3 52 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
4 51 (5.62%) Self-Motivation
5 44 (4.85%) Management Information System
6 36 (3.97%) Smartphone
7 34 (3.75%) User Experience
8 33 (3.64%) Hybrid Cloud
9 29 (3.20%) iPad
10 21 (2.32%) Fat Client
10 21 (2.32%) Thin Client
11 18 (1.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 18 (1.98%) Public Cloud
11 18 (1.98%) Replication
12 16 (1.76%) Private Cloud
13 14 (1.54%) Blackberry
14 13 (1.43%) Driving Licence
14 13 (1.43%) e-Learning
14 13 (1.43%) iPhone
15 11 (1.21%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 508 (56.01%) Windows
2 232 (25.58%) Windows Server
3 217 (23.93%) Windows 10
4 123 (13.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 99 (10.92%) Windows 7
6 75 (8.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 48 (5.29%) Apple iOS
8 42 (4.63%) Android
9 34 (3.75%) Windows 8
10 32 (3.53%) Linux
11 17 (1.87%) Windows Server 2003
12 13 (1.43%) Mac OS
13 7 (0.77%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.55%) VMS
15 3 (0.33%) CentOS
15 3 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.33%) Solaris
15 3 (0.33%) Unix
16 1 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (18.08%) ITIL
2 108 (11.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 98 (10.80%) Problem-Solving
4 91 (10.03%) Presales
5 89 (9.81%) Agile Software Development
6 83 (9.15%) Mentoring
7 73 (8.05%) Change Management
8 67 (7.39%) Migration
9 64 (7.06%) Project Management
10 63 (6.95%) Service Management
11 60 (6.62%) Coaching
12 57 (6.28%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 54 (5.95%) Project Delivery
14 50 (5.51%) Customer Requirements
15 46 (5.07%) Mobile Device Management
15 46 (5.07%) Technical Leadership
16 45 (4.96%) Service Delivery
17 39 (4.30%) Incident Management
18 38 (4.19%) ITSM
19 36 (3.97%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 136 (14.99%) PowerShell
2 76 (8.38%) SQL
3 20 (2.21%) C
4 13 (1.43%) Bash Shell
5 11 (1.21%) VBScript
6 6 (0.66%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.33%) VB
8 2 (0.22%) Java
9 1 (0.11%) C#
9 1 (0.11%) COBOL
9 1 (0.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 135 (14.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 81 (8.93%) MCSE
3 70 (7.72%) Security Cleared
4 66 (7.28%) Cisco Certification
5 54 (5.95%) CCNA
6 44 (4.85%) MCSA
7 40 (4.41%) MCP
8 34 (3.75%) SC Cleared
9 31 (3.42%) Degree
10 28 (3.09%) CCNP
11 26 (2.87%) A+ Certification
12 23 (2.54%) MCITP
12 23 (2.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 11 (1.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 10 (1.10%) Citrix Certification
15 9 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (0.99%) PMI Certification
16 7 (0.77%) Avaya Certification
17 5 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 4 (0.44%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (14.44%) SLA
2 23 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.10%) QA
4 7 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 6 (0.66%) Actionable Recommendations
6 5 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 5 (0.55%) PMO
7 4 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 4 (0.44%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.33%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.22%) COBIT
10 1 (0.11%) GxP
10 1 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.11%) NCSC
10 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 468 (51.60%) Active Directory
2 210 (23.15%) Hyper-V
3 165 (18.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 64 (7.06%) XenApp
5 43 (4.74%) VMware ESXi
6 40 (4.41%) XenDesktop
7 38 (4.19%) vSphere
8 30 (3.31%) Microsoft App-V
9 29 (3.20%) Virtual Machines
10 15 (1.65%) Virtual Servers
11 14 (1.54%) BitLocker
12 12 (1.32%) vCloud
13 11 (1.21%) Docker
14 8 (0.88%) Terminal Server
14 8 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
15 6 (0.66%) VMware NSX
15 6 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
15 6 (0.66%) Xen
16 4 (0.44%) Forefront TMG
16 4 (0.44%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 257 (28.34%) SCCM
2 136 (14.99%) Microsoft Intune
3 53 (5.84%) WSUS
4 21 (2.32%) AirWatch
5 19 (2.09%) Backup Exec
6 17 (1.87%) Cisco CUCM
6 17 (1.87%) Kubernetes
7 16 (1.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 16 (1.76%) vCenter Server
8 14 (1.54%) SCOM
9 12 (1.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 10 (1.10%) Cisco UCCX
11 9 (0.99%) Puppet
12 8 (0.88%) FortiGate
12 8 (0.88%) Nessus
12 8 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
12 8 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
12 8 (0.88%) Terraform
13 6 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
13 6 (0.66%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 701 (77.29%) Microsoft
2 234 (25.80%) VMware
3 165 (18.19%) Cisco
4 157 (17.31%) Citrix
5 77 (8.49%) Polycom
6 65 (7.17%) Apple
7 64 (7.06%) HP
8 45 (4.96%) Veeam
9 42 (4.63%) Dell
9 42 (4.63%) Mitel
10 41 (4.52%) Sonus
11 36 (3.97%) CommVault
12 35 (3.86%) Avaya
13 29 (3.20%) Google
14 26 (2.87%) Symantec
15 24 (2.65%) Adobe
16 23 (2.54%) BT
16 23 (2.54%) ServiceNow
17 22 (2.43%) BroadSoft
18 20 (2.21%) Sophos