Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 409 471 374
Rank change year-on-year +62 -97 +59
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 986 1,026 1,566
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.72% 0.63% 0.86%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.95% 3.90% 4.94%
Number of salaries quoted 787 834 1,182
UK median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% -5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,075 £24,750
90th Percentile £74,250 £67,500 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 19,919 26,332 31,691
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.64% 16.14% 17.50%
Number of salaries quoted 16,035 21,186 25,646
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,750 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,500 £43,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +8.75% -

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 21 November 2019.

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 21 November 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 +46 892 £43,500 -3.33% 128
UK excluding London +52 555 £40,000 - 113
London +50 411 £47,500 -5.00% 39
North of England +41 165 £43,298 +23.71% 31
South East +57 138 £50,000 +5.26% 26
North West +28 80 £41,818 +22.99% 20
Midlands +38 73 £40,000 -5.88% 13
Yorkshire +18 67 £44,721 +31.53% 9
East of England +32 51 £40,000 -11.11% 5
East Midlands +28 50 £40,000 -5.88% 7
South West +8 50 £38,750 +8.57% 14
Wales +34 45 £37,500 +2.74% 9
Scotland +29 33 £30,000 -36.84% 13
West Midlands +8 22 £33,250 -30.00% 6
North East +24 18 £44,721 +19.26% 2
Northern Ireland +6 4 £36,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 885 (89.76%) Skype
2 695 (70.49%) Microsoft
3 685 (69.47%) Office 365
4 546 (55.38%) Windows
5 530 (53.75%) Active Directory
6 364 (36.92%) Azure
7 288 (29.21%) Windows Server
8 274 (27.79%) VMware
9 263 (26.67%) SharePoint
10 253 (25.66%) SCCM
11 247 (25.05%) MS Exchange
12 246 (24.95%) Microsoft Office
13 221 (22.41%) Windows 10
14 216 (21.91%) ITIL
15 211 (21.40%) Hyper-V
16 193 (19.57%) Citrix
17 188 (19.07%) Cisco
18 179 (18.15%) DNS
18 179 (18.15%) PowerShell
19 173 (17.55%) WAN
20 171 (17.34%) LAN
21 164 (16.63%) Firewall
22 161 (16.33%) VMware Infrastructure
23 160 (16.23%) DHCP
24 157 (15.92%) Windows Server 2012
25 145 (14.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 145 (14.71%) Microsoft Certification
26 132 (13.39%) SQL Server
27 131 (13.29%) Data Centre
28 130 (13.18%) OneDrive

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
1 263 (26.67%) SharePoint
2 247 (25.05%) MS Exchange
3 87 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2013
4 78 (7.91%) Exchange Server 2010
5 26 (2.64%) IIS
6 12 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
7 11 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (0.71%) IBM Domino
8 7 (0.71%) IBM Notes
9 6 (0.61%) Confluence
10 5 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (0.41%) Alfresco
11 4 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.41%) CMS
12 2 (0.20%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (0.10%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.10%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 246 (24.95%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (2.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 27 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (1.22%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.41%) Adobe Captivate
6 4 (0.41%) Snagit
7 3 (0.30%) Camtasia
8 2 (0.20%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 5 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.10%) Eze OMS
2 1 (0.10%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.10%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 685 (69.47%) Office 365
2 364 (36.92%) Azure
3 130 (13.18%) OneDrive
4 112 (11.36%) AWS
5 95 (9.63%) Azure Active Directory
6 46 (4.67%) PaaS
7 40 (4.06%) SaaS
8 35 (3.55%) IaaS
9 29 (2.94%) Mimecast
10 26 (2.64%) Yammer
11 16 (1.62%) OpenShift
12 6 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (0.61%) Serverless
13 5 (0.51%) Power Platform
14 4 (0.41%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 4 (0.41%) PowerApps
15 2 (0.20%) GCP
15 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Flow
16 1 (0.10%) Datadog
16 1 (0.10%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 885 (89.76%) Skype
2 179 (18.15%) DNS
3 173 (17.55%) WAN
4 171 (17.34%) LAN
5 164 (16.63%) Firewall
6 160 (16.23%) DHCP
7 127 (12.88%) TCP/IP
8 126 (12.78%) SAN
9 117 (11.87%) VPN
10 105 (10.65%) Unified Communications
10 105 (10.65%) VoIP
11 82 (8.32%) Network Security
12 76 (7.71%) MPLS
13 75 (7.61%) Intranet
14 66 (6.69%) Wireless
15 58 (5.88%) Internet
16 50 (5.07%) NetScaler
17 49 (4.97%) WLAN
18 47 (4.77%) Remote Desktop
19 41 (4.16%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (13.39%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
3 7 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.10%) Cosmos DB
7 1 (0.10%) Power BI
7 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2017
7 1 (0.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (1.12%) JIRA
2 9 (0.91%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.30%) MSI
4 1 (0.10%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.10%) Visual Studio
General
1 102 (10.34%) Finance
2 51 (5.17%) Public Sector
3 39 (3.96%) Telecoms
4 35 (3.55%) Law
5 22 (2.23%) Manufacturing
6 21 (2.13%) Back Office
6 21 (2.13%) Retail
7 19 (1.93%) Marketing
8 12 (1.22%) Electronics
8 12 (1.22%) Local Government
9 10 (1.01%) Legal
10 7 (0.71%) Brand Awareness
11 5 (0.51%) Banking
11 5 (0.51%) Billing
11 5 (0.51%) French Language
11 5 (0.51%) German Language
12 4 (0.41%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.30%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.30%) Social Housing
14 2 (0.20%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 172 (17.44%) Analyst
2 130 (13.18%) Consultant
3 125 (12.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 121 (12.27%) Support Engineer
5 83 (8.42%) Support Analyst
6 75 (7.61%) IT Support
7 70 (7.10%) Architect
8 64 (6.49%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 61 (6.19%) 2nd Line Support
10 60 (6.09%) IT Analyst
11 59 (5.98%) Desktop Support
12 47 (4.77%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 39 (3.96%) Desktop Engineer
13 39 (3.96%) IT Support Analyst
13 39 (3.96%) Service Analyst
14 38 (3.85%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 37 (3.75%) Network Consultant
16 36 (3.65%) Windows Engineer
17 35 (3.55%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 35 (3.55%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.12%) Web Services
2 8 (0.81%) JSON
3 7 (0.71%) LDAP
4 6 (0.61%) MAPI
4 6 (0.61%) SAML
5 3 (0.30%) XMPP
6 2 (0.20%) COM
6 2 (0.20%) REST
7 1 (0.10%) .NET
7 1 (0.10%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.10%) CSS
7 1 (0.10%) HTML
7 1 (0.10%) HTML5
7 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Graph
7 1 (0.10%) React
7 1 (0.10%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 131 (13.29%) Data Centre
2 102 (10.34%) Video Conferencing
3 61 (6.19%) Management Information System
3 61 (6.19%) Self-Motivation
4 60 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
5 43 (4.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 39 (3.96%) Smartphone
6 39 (3.96%) User Experience
7 23 (2.33%) Blackberry
8 21 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
9 19 (1.93%) Fat Client
9 19 (1.93%) Thin Client
10 17 (1.72%) iPhone
11 16 (1.62%) Driving Licence
11 16 (1.62%) iPad
12 15 (1.52%) PKI
12 15 (1.52%) Public Cloud
13 11 (1.12%) Social Media
14 10 (1.01%) e-Learning
15 9 (0.91%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 546 (55.38%) Windows
2 288 (29.21%) Windows Server
3 221 (22.41%) Windows 10
4 157 (15.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 129 (13.08%) Windows 7
6 106 (10.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 47 (4.77%) Windows 8
8 44 (4.46%) Windows Server 2003
9 36 (3.65%) Apple iOS
10 34 (3.45%) Android
11 31 (3.14%) Linux
12 6 (0.61%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.41%) Unix
13 4 (0.41%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.30%) Solaris
14 3 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.10%) CentOS
15 1 (0.10%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (21.91%) ITIL
2 145 (14.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 110 (11.16%) Agile Software Development
4 107 (10.85%) Change Management
5 105 (10.65%) Service Management
6 104 (10.55%) Mentoring
7 93 (9.43%) Problem-Solving
8 82 (8.32%) Migration
9 76 (7.71%) Coaching
10 68 (6.90%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 64 (6.49%) Presales
12 62 (6.29%) Service Delivery
13 57 (5.78%) Mobile Device Management
14 55 (5.58%) Project Management
15 53 (5.38%) Network Design
16 49 (4.97%) Incident Management
17 48 (4.87%) Customer Requirements
18 46 (4.67%) ITSM
19 45 (4.56%) Disaster Recovery
20 44 (4.46%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 179 (18.15%) PowerShell
2 75 (7.61%) SQL
3 20 (2.03%) C
4 8 (0.81%) Bash Shell
5 6 (0.61%) Python
5 6 (0.61%) VBScript
6 4 (0.41%) VB
7 1 (0.10%) Java
7 1 (0.10%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.10%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.10%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 145 (14.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 111 (11.26%) MCSE
3 105 (10.65%) Cisco Certification
4 93 (9.43%) CCNA
5 70 (7.10%) Degree
5 70 (7.10%) Security Cleared
6 65 (6.59%) CCNP
7 53 (5.38%) MCSA
8 45 (4.56%) MCP
9 34 (3.45%) SC Cleared
10 28 (2.84%) MCITP
11 25 (2.54%) A+ Certification
12 22 (2.23%) Citrix Certification
13 13 (1.32%) MCDST
14 11 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 11 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 9 (0.91%) CCA
16 8 (0.81%) DV Cleared
17 7 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 6 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (11.46%) SLA
2 25 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.01%) QA
4 9 (0.91%) PMO
5 7 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 6 (0.61%) Actionable Recommendations
6 6 (0.61%) GDPR
7 3 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.20%) COBIT
8 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.20%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.10%) BS7799
9 1 (0.10%) GxP
9 1 (0.10%) NCSC
System Software
1 530 (53.75%) Active Directory
2 211 (21.40%) Hyper-V
3 161 (16.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 87 (8.82%) XenApp
5 40 (4.06%) vSphere
6 38 (3.85%) XenDesktop
7 29 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
7 29 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
8 26 (2.64%) BitLocker
9 19 (1.93%) Microsoft App-V
10 16 (1.62%) Docker
11 9 (0.91%) Firmware
11 9 (0.91%) Virtual Servers
11 9 (0.91%) VMware Workstation
12 6 (0.61%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 6 (0.61%) Terminal Server
13 4 (0.41%) Forefront TMG
13 4 (0.41%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.41%) vCloud
13 4 (0.41%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 253 (25.66%) SCCM
2 130 (13.18%) Microsoft Intune
3 40 (4.06%) WSUS
4 31 (3.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 24 (2.43%) SCOM
6 22 (2.23%) Kubernetes
7 20 (2.03%) Backup Exec
8 19 (1.93%) Single Sign-On
9 17 (1.72%) Cisco CUCM
9 17 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
10 16 (1.62%) Terraform
11 15 (1.52%) AirWatch
12 12 (1.22%) Nessus
13 10 (1.01%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 8 (0.81%) FortiGate
14 8 (0.81%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 8 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
14 8 (0.81%) Puppet
14 8 (0.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 8 (0.81%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 695 (70.49%) Microsoft
2 274 (27.79%) VMware
3 193 (19.57%) Citrix
4 188 (19.07%) Cisco
5 72 (7.30%) HP
6 67 (6.80%) Polycom
7 63 (6.39%) Apple
8 52 (5.27%) Symantec
9 47 (4.77%) CommVault
10 45 (4.56%) Dell
11 44 (4.46%) Veeam
12 42 (4.26%) Avaya
13 37 (3.75%) Mitel
14 30 (3.04%) Sonus
15 26 (2.64%) Ivanti
16 23 (2.33%) CheckPoint
16 23 (2.33%) ServiceNow
16 23 (2.33%) Zscaler
17 22 (2.23%) Sophos
18 19 (1.93%) MobileIron