Period
to 30 July 2021

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 30 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
UK
6 months to
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 780 455 418
Rank change year-on-year -325 -37 +62
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 214 381 1,072
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.56% 0.74%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.37% 3.90% 5.00%
Number of salaries quoted 141 296 804
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £26,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,531 £31,906
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.00% +11.11% -
75th Percentile £63,000 £63,750 £60,781
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £70,906
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £39,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.59% -12.22% +16.88%

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 15,641 9,764 21,459
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.77% 14.23% 14.91%
Number of salaries quoted 10,312 7,781 17,118
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £40,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% -

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 30 July 2021.

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 30 July 2021. 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 -307 168 £46,500 -7.00% 62
UK excluding London -234 111 £42,500 +7.59% 45
London -215 79 £47,500 -17.39% 16
Work from Home -263 39 £63,000 -3.82% 21
South East -139 24 £40,000 -23.81% 12
South West -76 22 £47,500 +35.71% 5
Scotland -83 20 £97,500 +143.75%
North of England -88 17 £55,000 +41.03% 22
Midlands -76 14 £35,000 -26.32% 5
East of England -39 11 £45,000 +9.09% 1
Wales -38 9 £35,000 -11.39%
Yorkshire -74 9 £55,000 +41.03% 9
East Midlands -44 8 £37,500 -23.08%
West Midlands -83 6 £35,000 +34.62% 5
North West -59 5 £65,000 +69.93% 6
North East - 3 £75,000 - 7

For the 6 months to 30 July 2021, 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.

1 192 (89.72%) Skype
2 173 (80.84%) Microsoft
3 144 (67.29%) Microsoft 365
4 136 (63.55%) Active Directory
5 114 (53.27%) Windows
6 88 (41.12%) Social Skills
7 81 (37.85%) Azure
8 66 (30.84%) VMware
9 62 (28.97%) Windows Server
10 61 (28.50%) Microsoft Office
11 55 (25.70%) SharePoint
12 52 (24.30%) ITIL
13 51 (23.83%) Migration
14 50 (23.36%) DNS
15 49 (22.90%) Problem-Solving
16 48 (22.43%) VMware Infrastructure
16 48 (22.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 46 (21.50%) SCCM
18 45 (21.03%) Unified Communications
19 43 (20.09%) Cisco
19 43 (20.09%) DHCP
20 42 (19.63%) MS Exchange
21 39 (18.22%) Citrix
22 38 (17.76%) Degree
23 37 (17.29%) SQL
24 36 (16.82%) Service Delivery
25 35 (16.36%) Windows 10
26 34 (15.89%) Microsoft Intune
26 34 (15.89%) PowerShell
26 34 (15.89%) Hyper-V

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 55 (25.70%) SharePoint
2 42 (19.63%) MS Exchange
3 19 (8.88%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (5.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (4.67%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.87%) IIS
7 3 (1.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 61 (28.50%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (4.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.80%) Siemens NX
3 6 (2.80%) Solid Edge
4 5 (2.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (2.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.80%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 144 (67.29%) Microsoft 365
2 81 (37.85%) Azure
3 26 (12.15%) OneDrive
4 22 (10.28%) AWS
5 13 (6.07%) Azure Active Directory
5 13 (6.07%) IaaS
6 10 (4.67%) SaaS
7 8 (3.74%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (3.27%) Yammer
9 6 (2.80%) Mimecast
9 6 (2.80%) PaaS
10 4 (1.87%) Power Platform
11 1 (0.47%) GCP
11 1 (0.47%) Slack
11 1 (0.47%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 192 (89.72%) Skype
2 50 (23.36%) DNS
3 45 (21.03%) Unified Communications
4 43 (20.09%) DHCP
5 28 (13.08%) TCP/IP
6 26 (12.15%) Firewall
7 24 (11.21%) SAN
8 23 (10.75%) Wireless
9 18 (8.41%) PBX
9 18 (8.41%) WebEx
10 15 (7.01%) VPN
11 14 (6.54%) VoIP
12 12 (5.61%) WAN
13 11 (5.14%) MPLS
14 10 (4.67%) Fibre Channel
15 7 (3.27%) LAN
15 7 (3.27%) Network Security
16 6 (2.80%) Internet
16 6 (2.80%) Remote Desktop
16 6 (2.80%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (14.95%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (3.27%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (3.27%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (2.80%) SQL Server 2016
4 6 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (2.34%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.93%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.47%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 6 (2.80%) JIRA
1 6 (2.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 88 (41.12%) Social Skills
2 29 (13.55%) Finance
3 25 (11.68%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (10.28%) Telecoms
5 11 (5.14%) Back Office
5 11 (5.14%) Public Sector
6 10 (4.67%) Manufacturing
7 8 (3.74%) Documentation Skills
7 8 (3.74%) Legal
8 7 (3.27%) Banking
8 7 (3.27%) Military
9 6 (2.80%) Games
9 6 (2.80%) Retail
10 5 (2.34%) Automotive
10 5 (2.34%) Financial Institution
10 5 (2.34%) Marketing
11 4 (1.87%) Electronics
11 4 (1.87%) Presentation Skills
12 3 (1.40%) Law
12 3 (1.40%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 39 (18.22%) Support Engineer
2 33 (15.42%) Consultant
3 31 (14.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 18 (8.41%) IT Engineer
5 16 (7.48%) Architect
6 14 (6.54%) Analyst
6 14 (6.54%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
7 12 (5.61%) Support Analyst
8 11 (5.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 11 (5.14%) 3rd Line Support
8 11 (5.14%) Applications Engineer
8 11 (5.14%) Microsoft 365 Architect
9 10 (4.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 10 (4.67%) Desktop Support
10 9 (4.21%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (3.74%) Microsoft 365 Consultant
11 8 (3.74%) Network Engineer
12 7 (3.27%) Messaging Engineer
12 7 (3.27%) Microsoft Consultant
12 7 (3.27%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.93%) WebRTC
2 1 (0.47%) COM
2 1 (0.47%) Middleware
2 1 (0.47%) OAuth
2 1 (0.47%) SAML
2 1 (0.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.62%) Video Conferencing
2 25 (11.68%) User Experience
3 17 (7.94%) Data Centre
4 14 (6.54%) Clustering
5 10 (4.67%) BYOD
5 10 (4.67%) Driving Licence
5 10 (4.67%) Management Information System
5 10 (4.67%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (3.74%) Microsoft Licensing
6 8 (3.74%) Replication
7 6 (2.80%) Blackberry
7 6 (2.80%) CCTV
7 6 (2.80%) Hedge funds
8 5 (2.34%) EMC VNX
8 5 (2.34%) Symmetrix
9 4 (1.87%) Smartphone
10 3 (1.40%) Handset
10 3 (1.40%) PKI
10 3 (1.40%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.40%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 114 (53.27%) Windows
2 62 (28.97%) Windows Server
3 35 (16.36%) Windows 10
4 23 (10.75%) Windows 7
5 22 (10.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (7.94%) Linux
7 13 (6.07%) Windows Server 2016
8 12 (5.61%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (4.21%) Android
10 8 (3.74%) Windows Server 2019
11 6 (2.80%) Mac OS
12 5 (2.34%) Apple iOS
12 5 (2.34%) Mac OS X
12 5 (2.34%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (1.87%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.93%) Solaris
14 2 (0.93%) Unix
15 1 (0.47%) CentOS
15 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (24.30%) ITIL
2 51 (23.83%) Migration
3 49 (22.90%) Problem-Solving
4 48 (22.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 36 (16.82%) Service Delivery
6 17 (7.94%) Decision-Making
6 17 (7.94%) Service Management
7 16 (7.48%) Kalman Filter
8 15 (7.01%) ITSM
9 14 (6.54%) Change Management
9 14 (6.54%) Root Cause Analysis
10 13 (6.07%) Continuous Improvement
11 12 (5.61%) Presales
11 12 (5.61%) Project Management
11 12 (5.61%) Time Management
12 11 (5.14%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (5.14%) Problem Management
13 10 (4.67%) Computer Science
13 10 (4.67%) Customer Requirements
13 10 (4.67%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (17.29%) SQL
2 34 (15.89%) PowerShell
3 9 (4.21%) VBScript
4 5 (2.34%) VB
5 4 (1.87%) Python
6 2 (0.93%) C
Qualifications
1 38 (17.76%) Degree
2 26 (12.15%) Security Cleared
3 23 (10.75%) MCP
3 23 (10.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (10.28%) MCSA
5 20 (9.35%) MCSE
6 14 (6.54%) ITIL Certification
6 14 (6.54%) MCITP
7 12 (5.61%) MCTS
8 10 (4.67%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (4.21%) CCA
9 9 (4.21%) Citrix Certification
9 9 (4.21%) DV Cleared
10 7 (3.27%) SC Cleared
11 6 (2.80%) CCNA
11 6 (2.80%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (2.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (1.87%) A+ Certification
13 4 (1.87%) CCNP
13 4 (1.87%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.41%) SLA
2 14 (6.54%) GDPR
3 11 (5.14%) COBIT
4 7 (3.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 5 (2.34%) PMO
6 2 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.47%) QA
System Software
1 136 (63.55%) Active Directory
2 48 (22.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (15.89%) Hyper-V
4 21 (9.81%) XenApp
5 20 (9.35%) XenDesktop
6 15 (7.01%) vSphere
7 9 (4.21%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (3.74%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (3.27%) BitLocker
10 6 (2.80%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (1.40%) DFS Replication
11 3 (1.40%) Terminal Services
11 3 (1.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (1.40%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.93%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 46 (21.50%) SCCM
2 34 (15.89%) Microsoft Intune
3 29 (13.55%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 17 (7.94%) SCOM
5 9 (4.21%) IBM BigFix
6 8 (3.74%) WSUS
7 7 (3.27%) Backup Exec
8 6 (2.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 6 (2.80%) MOM
9 5 (2.34%) Cisco CUCM
9 5 (2.34%) Microsoft Clustering
9 5 (2.34%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 5 (2.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (1.87%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 4 (1.87%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (1.40%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (1.40%) NetBackup
11 3 (1.40%) OfficeScan
11 3 (1.40%) Trend Micro Deep Security
11 3 (1.40%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 173 (80.84%) Microsoft
2 66 (30.84%) VMware
3 43 (20.09%) Cisco
4 39 (18.22%) Citrix
5 18 (8.41%) Dell
6 17 (7.94%) HP
6 17 (7.94%) SAP
7 15 (7.01%) IBM
8 13 (6.07%) Oracle
9 12 (5.61%) Acme Packet
9 12 (5.61%) EMC
9 12 (5.61%) ServiceNow
10 11 (5.14%) NetApp
10 11 (5.14%) Polycom
10 11 (5.14%) Yealink
11 10 (4.67%) Salesforce.com
12 9 (4.21%) Sophos
12 9 (4.21%) Xerox
13 8 (3.74%) Veeam
14 7 (3.27%) Hitachi