Skype for Business Jobs

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies requiring Skype for Business skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited Skype for Business over the 6 months leading up to 12 June 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
12 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 812 851 1091
Rank change year-on-year +39 +240 -341
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 92 68 172
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.084% 0.074% 0.100%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.86% 0.66% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 45 60 127
10th Percentile - £31,175 £28,019
25th Percentile £31,250 £32,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £38,875 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.89% -25.95% +9.38%
75th Percentile £57,500 £53,750 £61,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £60,000 £72,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £36,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -9.72% -28.00% +21.21%

All Application Platform Skills
UK

Skype for Business falls under the Application Platforms category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring application platform skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 10,667 10,303 24,168
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 9.71% 11.14% 13.99%
Number of salaries quoted 7,124 7,261 11,556
10th Percentile £27,500 £31,250 £29,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £40,000 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,043 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.16% +0.08% +4.76%
75th Percentile £70,500 £77,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £48,759 £45,500
% change year-on-year -12.84% +7.16% +1.11%

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 12 June 2024.

Salary histogram for Skype for Business in the UK

Skype for Business
Top 12 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 12 June 2024. 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
Jobs
England +42 78 £40,000 +2.89% 5
UK excluding London -55 52 £32,500 -9.72% 4
London +121 40 £75,000 +85.19% 2
West Midlands -2 20 £32,500 - 1
Midlands -34 20 £32,500 -16.13% 1
Wales +25 14 - - 1
South West -40 7 £55,000 +46.67% 2
North of England +9 4 £40,000 -17.66% 1
East of England -12 4 £27,500 -50.00%
North West -25 4 £40,000 -17.66% 1
South East -42 3 £47,500 +35.71%
Work from Home +16 2 - - 1

Skype for Business
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (19.57%) Microsoft Exchange
2 8 (8.70%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.43%) CMS
4 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 56 (60.87%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 39 (42.39%) Microsoft 365
2 7 (7.61%) Azure
2 7 (7.61%) Entra ID
3 4 (4.35%) Mimecast
3 4 (4.35%) OneDrive
3 4 (4.35%) WhatsApp
4 1 (1.09%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 77 (83.70%) Skype
2 25 (27.17%) Cisco IOS
2 25 (27.17%) DNS
2 25 (27.17%) Telepresence
3 24 (26.09%) Firewall
4 22 (23.91%) Wireless
5 14 (15.22%) IP Telephony
6 10 (10.87%) MPLS
6 10 (10.87%) TCP/IP
6 10 (10.87%) VoIP
7 9 (9.78%) LAN
7 9 (9.78%) VPN
7 9 (9.78%) WAN
8 8 (8.70%) BGP
8 8 (8.70%) Internet
8 8 (8.70%) Network Security
8 8 (8.70%) OSPF
8 8 (8.70%) Reverse Proxy
8 8 (8.70%) SD-WAN
8 8 (8.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.09%) SQL Server
General
1 30 (32.61%) Law
2 28 (30.43%) Finance
2 28 (30.43%) Social Skills
3 27 (29.35%) Automotive
4 25 (27.17%) Pharmaceutical
4 25 (27.17%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.09%) Documentation Skills
6 1 (1.09%) Legal
6 1 (1.09%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 30 (32.61%) Support Engineer
2 23 (25.00%) IT Support
3 19 (20.65%) Support Specialist
4 17 (18.48%) Senior
5 16 (17.39%) IT Support Specialist
6 14 (15.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 14 (15.22%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
6 14 (15.22%) Network Engineer
6 14 (15.22%) Senior Network Engineer
7 12 (13.04%) Analyst
8 8 (8.70%) Network Analyst
8 8 (8.70%) Network Security Analyst
8 8 (8.70%) Security Analyst
9 7 (7.61%) Graduate
9 7 (7.61%) Graduate Support Engineer
10 6 (6.52%) Desktop Engineer
10 6 (6.52%) Desktop Support
10 6 (6.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 5 (5.43%) 2nd Line Support
12 4 (4.35%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.70%) 802.1X
1 8 (8.70%) SAML
2 4 (4.35%) CSS
2 4 (4.35%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 55 (59.78%) Video Conferencing
2 28 (30.43%) Data Centre
3 20 (21.74%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (9.78%) Management Information System
5 8 (8.70%) Client/Server
6 3 (3.26%) PKI
7 2 (2.17%) Blackberry
7 2 (2.17%) Smartcard
7 2 (2.17%) Smartphone
8 1 (1.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 59 (64.13%) Windows
2 50 (54.35%) Windows 10
3 25 (27.17%) Windows 7
4 22 (23.91%) Android
5 20 (21.74%) Apple iOS
6 9 (9.78%) Windows Server
7 4 (4.35%) Mac OS X
8 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (39.13%) Stakeholder Management
2 32 (34.78%) ITIL
3 24 (26.09%) Time Management
4 20 (21.74%) Continuous Improvement
4 20 (21.74%) Inventory Management
5 16 (17.39%) Incident Management
6 15 (16.30%) Business Continuity
6 15 (16.30%) Information Security
7 14 (15.22%) Actionable Insight
7 14 (15.22%) Network Management
8 9 (9.78%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (8.70%) Change Control
9 8 (8.70%) Infrastructure Management
9 8 (8.70%) Load Balancing
10 6 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 6 (6.52%) Security Patching
11 5 (5.43%) Coaching
11 5 (5.43%) ITSM
12 4 (4.35%) Multi-Factor Authentication
12 4 (4.35%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.61%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.35%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (33.70%) Degree
2 25 (27.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 25 (27.17%) Master's Degree
2 25 (27.17%) MBA
3 14 (15.22%) SC Cleared
3 14 (15.22%) Security Cleared
4 5 (5.43%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.17%) SLA
3 1 (1.09%) GDPR
3 1 (1.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (1.09%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 23 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.61%) vSphere
3 6 (6.52%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (2.17%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (8.70%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (3.26%) SCCM
3 2 (2.17%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 1 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.09%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.09%) OfficeScan
4 1 (1.09%) SCOM
4 1 (1.09%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 90 (97.83%) Microsoft
2 44 (47.83%) Cisco
3 29 (31.52%) Apple
4 27 (29.35%) Polycom
5 16 (17.39%) Mitel
6 14 (15.22%) Avaya
7 8 (8.70%) CheckPoint
7 8 (8.70%) Ribbon
8 4 (4.35%) Dell
9 3 (3.26%) ServiceNow
10 2 (2.17%) Acronis
10 2 (2.17%) EqualLogic
10 2 (2.17%) HP
10 2 (2.17%) Symantec
10 2 (2.17%) Synology
10 2 (2.17%) VMware
11 1 (1.09%) Altiris
11 1 (1.09%) Huawei
11 1 (1.09%) McAfee
11 1 (1.09%) Veritas