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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 16 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
UK
6 months to
16 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1048 694 445
Rank change year-on-year -354 -249 +6
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 155 204 598
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.097% 0.23% 0.62%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.67% 1.67% 4.30%
Number of salaries quoted 125 138 454
10th Percentile £26,100 £30,000 £26,000
25th Percentile £42,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £48,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.09% +7.78% -
75th Percentile £61,000 £63,563 £65,000
90th Percentile £80,750 £85,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £41,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year +20.48% +0.61% -8.33%

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 23,033 12,230 13,908
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.39% 13.67% 14.43%
Number of salaries quoted 11,006 9,001 11,129
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,688 £72,500 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +4.65%

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 16 May 2022.

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 16 May 2022. 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 -275 130 £55,000 +15.79% 30
UK excluding London -147 105 £50,000 +20.48% 23
Work from Home -258 67 £57,500 - 21
London -292 35 £65,000 +23.81% 9
East of England -73 27 £55,000 - 4
North of England -74 23 £27,500 -26.67% 5
South East -103 22 £47,500 +37.68% 4
Midlands -71 21 £55,000 +57.14% 3
West Midlands -46 16 £55,000 +57.14% 3
North West -78 11 £30,000 -53.85% 2
Scotland -65 9 £45,000 -14.29% 2
North East - 7 £26,500 - 3
East Midlands -44 5 £59,000 -
Yorkshire -49 4 £32,500 -
South West -40 2 £110,000 +131.58% 5
Northern Ireland - 1 £70,000 -

For the 6 months to 16 May 2022, 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.

1 140 (90.32%) Skype
2 124 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 112 (72.26%) Active Directory
4 109 (70.32%) Windows
5 98 (63.23%) Microsoft 365
6 82 (52.90%) Azure
7 67 (43.23%) Social Skills
8 64 (41.29%) ITIL
9 63 (40.65%) SharePoint
10 60 (38.71%) Windows Server
11 49 (31.61%) SQL Server
11 49 (31.61%) SCCM
12 48 (30.97%) DNS
12 48 (30.97%) Service Delivery
13 45 (29.03%) PowerShell
14 44 (28.39%) DHCP
15 39 (25.16%) MS Exchange
15 39 (25.16%) VMware
16 37 (23.87%) Windows Server 2012
17 34 (21.94%) Mentoring
18 33 (21.29%) Security Cleared
18 33 (21.29%) AWS
19 32 (20.65%) Microsoft Intune
19 32 (20.65%) Azure Active Directory
19 32 (20.65%) VMware Infrastructure
19 32 (20.65%) SLA
20 30 (19.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 29 (18.71%) OneDrive
21 29 (18.71%) SQL
21 29 (18.71%) 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 63 (40.65%) SharePoint
2 39 (25.16%) MS Exchange
3 21 (13.55%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.29%) IIS
6 1 (0.65%) WordPress
Applications
1 21 (13.55%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (5.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (4.52%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.58%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (1.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 98 (63.23%) Microsoft 365
2 82 (52.90%) Azure
3 33 (21.29%) AWS
4 32 (20.65%) Azure Active Directory
5 29 (18.71%) OneDrive
6 17 (10.97%) PaaS
7 15 (9.68%) IaaS
8 9 (5.81%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 8 (5.16%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (5.16%) Amazon S3
9 8 (5.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 8 (5.16%) AWS Lambda
9 8 (5.16%) Route 53
9 8 (5.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 7 (4.52%) GCP
11 6 (3.87%) Google Workspace
11 6 (3.87%) Serverless
12 4 (2.58%) Power Platform
13 1 (0.65%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 1 (0.65%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 140 (90.32%) Skype
2 48 (30.97%) DNS
3 44 (28.39%) DHCP
4 16 (10.32%) TCP/IP
5 15 (9.68%) SAN
6 14 (9.03%) Unified Communications
7 12 (7.74%) Firewall
7 12 (7.74%) LAN
7 12 (7.74%) VPN
8 11 (7.10%) VoIP
9 10 (6.45%) WAN
10 6 (3.87%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (2.58%) Internet
11 4 (2.58%) Intranet
11 4 (2.58%) NetScaler
12 3 (1.94%) MPLS
12 3 (1.94%) Wireless
13 2 (1.29%) SD-WAN
13 2 (1.29%) VLAN
13 2 (1.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (31.61%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.16%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.29%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.65%) MySQL
4 1 (0.65%) Power BI
4 1 (0.65%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 2 (1.29%) JIRA
2 1 (0.65%) Moq
2 1 (0.65%) MSTest
2 1 (0.65%) NUnit
2 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 67 (43.23%) Social Skills
2 16 (10.32%) Organisational Skills
3 10 (6.45%) Finance
4 9 (5.81%) Retail
5 8 (5.16%) Banking
6 7 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (4.52%) Marketing
7 6 (3.87%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 5 (3.23%) Local Government
8 5 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (3.23%) Public Sector
9 4 (2.58%) Investment Banking
10 3 (1.94%) Law
11 2 (1.29%) Back Office
11 2 (1.29%) Documentation Skills
11 2 (1.29%) Legal
11 2 (1.29%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.65%) Electronics
12 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.65%) Tech for Good
Job Titles
1 34 (21.94%) Support Engineer
2 29 (18.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 27 (17.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 25 (16.13%) Cloud Engineer
5 18 (11.61%) Infrastructure Support
6 14 (9.03%) Consultant
6 14 (9.03%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 13 (8.39%) Analyst
7 13 (8.39%) Applications Engineer
8 12 (7.74%) Systems Engineer
9 11 (7.10%) Azure Consultant
9 11 (7.10%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 11 (7.10%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
9 11 (7.10%) Support Consultant
10 10 (6.45%) Architect
10 10 (6.45%) Azure Engineer
10 10 (6.45%) IT Engineer
10 10 (6.45%) Project Manager
10 10 (6.45%) Service Analyst
10 10 (6.45%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.65%) .NET
1 1 (0.65%) .NET Core
1 1 (0.65%) LDAP
1 1 (0.65%) REST
1 1 (0.65%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.90%) Replication
2 16 (10.32%) Data Centre
3 13 (8.39%) PKI
4 11 (7.10%) Blackberry
5 8 (5.16%) User Experience
6 7 (4.52%) Driving Licence
7 6 (3.87%) Blog
7 6 (3.87%) Public Cloud
8 5 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (2.58%) Life Science
10 3 (1.94%) BYOD
10 3 (1.94%) Clustering
10 3 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (1.29%) e-Learning
11 2 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (1.29%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (1.29%) iPhone
11 2 (1.29%) Management Information System
11 2 (1.29%) Mobile App
11 2 (1.29%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 109 (70.32%) Windows
2 60 (38.71%) Windows Server
3 37 (23.87%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (15.48%) Windows Server 2019
5 21 (13.55%) Windows 10
5 21 (13.55%) Windows Server 2016
6 13 (8.39%) Linux
6 13 (8.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (5.81%) Windows 7
8 4 (2.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (2.58%) Solaris
9 2 (1.29%) Android
10 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.65%) CentOS
10 1 (0.65%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.65%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.65%) Unix
10 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (41.29%) ITIL
2 48 (30.97%) Service Delivery
3 34 (21.94%) Mentoring
4 30 (19.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 28 (18.06%) Change Management
6 26 (16.77%) Incident Management
7 22 (14.19%) Migration
8 21 (13.55%) Identity Management
8 21 (13.55%) Problem-Solving
9 18 (11.61%) Mobile Device Management
10 17 (10.97%) Presales
10 17 (10.97%) Service Management
11 16 (10.32%) ITSM
12 14 (9.03%) Decision-Making
13 13 (8.39%) Customer Requirements
13 13 (8.39%) Project Management
13 13 (8.39%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (7.10%) Business Continuity
14 11 (7.10%) Project Delivery
15 10 (6.45%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 45 (29.03%) PowerShell
2 29 (18.71%) SQL
3 3 (1.94%) VBScript
4 1 (0.65%) C#
4 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.65%) VB
Qualifications
1 33 (21.29%) Security Cleared
2 22 (14.19%) Degree
3 21 (13.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 20 (12.90%) SC Cleared
5 12 (7.74%) DV Cleared
6 7 (4.52%) PMP
7 5 (3.23%) AWS Certification
7 5 (3.23%) Chartered Engineer
8 4 (2.58%) A+ Certification
8 4 (2.58%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (2.58%) Network+ Certification
9 3 (1.94%) CCNA
9 3 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.94%) MCSE
10 2 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.29%) MCITP
10 2 (1.29%) MCP
10 2 (1.29%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.65%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (20.65%) SLA
2 4 (2.58%) PMO
3 2 (1.29%) QA
4 1 (0.65%) JSP 440
System Software
1 112 (72.26%) Active Directory
2 32 (20.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (18.71%) Hyper-V
4 21 (13.55%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (8.39%) vSphere
6 7 (4.52%) Virtual Desktop
7 6 (3.87%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (3.87%) XenDesktop
8 5 (3.23%) XenApp
9 3 (1.94%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 3 (1.94%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (1.94%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.29%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (1.29%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.65%) Firmware
11 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 49 (31.61%) SCCM
2 32 (20.65%) Microsoft Intune
3 14 (9.03%) Single Sign-On
4 13 (8.39%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 11 (7.10%) SCVMM
6 8 (5.16%) SCOM
7 6 (3.87%) AirWatch
8 4 (2.58%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (2.58%) vCenter Server
9 3 (1.94%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (1.94%) SCSM
9 3 (1.94%) WSUS
10 2 (1.29%) Backup Exec
10 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (1.29%) NetBackup
10 2 (1.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 1 (0.65%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 124 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 39 (25.16%) VMware
3 28 (18.06%) Citrix
4 15 (9.68%) Cisco
5 13 (8.39%) Dell
6 12 (7.74%) Mitel
7 10 (6.45%) HP
8 8 (5.16%) CloudEndure
9 7 (4.52%) Google
9 7 (4.52%) McAfee
9 7 (4.52%) Oracle
10 6 (3.87%) MobileIron
11 5 (3.23%) EMC
11 5 (3.23%) Juniper
11 5 (3.23%) NEC
11 5 (3.23%) Red Hat
12 4 (2.58%) Polycom
12 4 (2.58%) ServiceNow
13 3 (1.94%) SolarWinds
14 2 (1.29%) Ivanti