Period
to 22 August 2017

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 22 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
UK
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 382 404 351
Rank change year-on-year +22 -53 -9
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 1416 1509 2008
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 0.77% 0.92%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.48% 4.12% 4.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1073 1281 1667
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% -2.22%
10th Percentile £25,550 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Skype for Business is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills.

Application Platform Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 31641 36649 42043
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.97% 18.60% 19.28%
Number of salaries quoted 25466 31174 34793
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,268 £26,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +3.90%

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 22 August 2017.

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 22 August 2017. 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 +18 1327 £45,000 +5.88% 81
London +65 727 £49,155 +9.23% 29
UK excluding London -29 657 £40,000 - 54
South East +24 222 £40,000 +3.90% 11
North of England -51 121 £40,000 - 16
East of England +15 118 £42,500 - 8
Midlands -44 81 £47,000 +7.22% 6
North West +11 72 £40,000 - 6
South West -17 55 £35,000 -12.50% 10
West Midlands -34 50 £47,500 -5.00% 3
Scotland +28 44 £52,500 +20.69% 2
Yorkshire -27 39 £43,250 +2.98% 8
East Midlands -5 31 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Wales +14 13 £30,000 -17.53% 1
Northern Ireland -10 11 £47,500 +25.00%
North East -13 10 £27,500 -21.43% 2

For the 6 months to 22 August 2017, IT jobs citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 1033 (72.95%) Skype
2 1029 (72.67%) Microsoft
3 893 (63.06%) Windows
4 852 (60.17%) Active Directory
5 655 (46.26%) Office 365
6 539 (38.06%) MS Exchange
7 537 (37.92%) VMware
8 522 (36.86%) Windows Server
9 393 (27.75%) ITIL
10 367 (25.92%) Citrix
11 366 (25.85%) Microsoft Office
12 365 (25.78%) Microsoft Azure
13 331 (23.38%) Hyper-V
14 328 (23.16%) SCCM
15 325 (22.95%) Cisco
16 306 (21.61%) VMware Infrastructure
17 304 (21.47%) SharePoint
18 297 (20.97%) DNS
19 293 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
20 291 (20.55%) PowerShell
21 278 (19.63%) DHCP
22 277 (19.56%) Finance
23 274 (19.35%) Windows 7
24 259 (18.29%) Exchange Server 2010
25 250 (17.66%) MCSE
26 242 (17.09%) Windows Server 2012
27 233 (16.45%) Blackberry
28 212 (14.97%) Firewall
29 210 (14.83%) Windows Server 2008
30 209 (14.76%) XenApp

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
1 539 (38.06%) MS Exchange
2 304 (21.47%) SharePoint
3 259 (18.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 144 (10.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 88 (6.21%) IIS
6 57 (4.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 36 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2007
8 33 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
9 32 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2003
10 22 (1.55%) Office Communications Server
11 20 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
12 18 (1.27%) IBM Domino
12 18 (1.27%) IBM Notes
13 15 (1.06%) CMS
14 13 (0.92%) SAS
15 12 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
16 6 (0.42%) OpenStack
16 6 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
17 4 (0.28%) Apache
18 3 (0.21%) Confluence
Applications
1 366 (25.85%) Microsoft Office
2 50 (3.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (2.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (0.85%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.28%) Adobe Captivate
7 4 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.21%) Camtasia
9 2 (0.14%) InCopy
9 2 (0.14%) InDesign
10 1 (0.071%) Revit
Business Applications
1 30 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.13%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.35%) Infor M3
4 4 (0.28%) Eikon
5 3 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.14%) assyst
6 2 (0.14%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.071%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.071%) Infor SunSystems
7 1 (0.071%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.071%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 655 (46.26%) Office 365
2 365 (25.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 189 (13.35%) IaaS
4 155 (10.95%) Amazon AWS
5 74 (5.23%) PaaS
6 49 (3.46%) Azure Active Directory
7 41 (2.90%) SaaS
8 39 (2.75%) OneDrive
9 38 (2.68%) Mimecast
10 31 (2.19%) Yammer
11 28 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
12 16 (1.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 12 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
14 11 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
15 10 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
16 7 (0.49%) Dropbox
17 6 (0.42%) G Suite
18 4 (0.28%) Slack
19 3 (0.21%) GitHub
19 3 (0.21%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1033 (72.95%) Skype
2 297 (20.97%) DNS
3 278 (19.63%) DHCP
4 212 (14.97%) Firewall
5 193 (13.63%) Unified Communications
6 182 (12.85%) VoIP
7 164 (11.58%) WAN
8 159 (11.23%) LAN
9 132 (9.32%) TCP/IP
10 126 (8.90%) SAN
10 126 (8.90%) VPN
11 110 (7.77%) PBX
12 86 (6.07%) MPLS
13 67 (4.73%) Wireless
14 61 (4.31%) Remote Desktop
15 50 (3.53%) VLAN
16 49 (3.46%) PSTN
17 46 (3.25%) Internet
18 40 (2.82%) ISDN
18 40 (2.82%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 193 (13.63%) SQL Server
2 33 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 26 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
5 13 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
6 11 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (0.42%) SQL Server 2016
9 5 (0.35%) Big Data
9 5 (0.35%) MySQL
9 5 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.21%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (0.14%) Electronic Patient Records
11 2 (0.14%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.14%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.071%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.071%) MS Access
12 1 (0.071%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.071%) OLAP
12 1 (0.071%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (0.64%) JIRA
1 9 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (0.42%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.28%) MSI
4 3 (0.21%) CircleCI
4 3 (0.21%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.14%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.071%) Visual Studio
General
1 277 (19.56%) Finance
2 192 (13.56%) Retail
3 178 (12.57%) Banking
4 156 (11.02%) Investment Banking
5 146 (10.31%) Retail Banking
6 88 (6.21%) Telecoms
7 40 (2.82%) Law
8 39 (2.75%) Legal
9 26 (1.84%) French Language
10 24 (1.69%) Advertising
11 23 (1.62%) Games
12 19 (1.34%) Marketing
13 18 (1.27%) Back Office
14 9 (0.64%) Publishing
15 7 (0.49%) Manufacturing
16 5 (0.35%) German Language
16 5 (0.35%) Local Government
16 5 (0.35%) Multimedia
16 5 (0.35%) Spanish Language
17 4 (0.28%) Billing
Job Titles
1 210 (14.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 186 (13.14%) Analyst
3 180 (12.71%) Support Engineer
4 119 (8.40%) Consultant
5 93 (6.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 92 (6.50%) 3rd Line Support
7 89 (6.29%) IT Support
8 74 (5.23%) 2nd Line Support
9 69 (4.87%) Office 365 Engineer
10 68 (4.80%) Support Analyst
11 64 (4.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 63 (4.45%) IT Engineer
13 53 (3.74%) Infrastructure Support
13 53 (3.74%) Systems Engineer
13 53 (3.74%) Windows Engineer
14 51 (3.60%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
15 50 (3.53%) Exchange Engineer
16 49 (3.46%) Unified Communications Engineer
17 48 (3.39%) Architect
17 48 (3.39%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (2.05%) .NET
2 25 (1.77%) XMPP
3 17 (1.20%) Web Services
4 11 (0.78%) Software Packaging
5 10 (0.71%) ASP.NET
6 5 (0.35%) HTML
6 5 (0.35%) XML
7 4 (0.28%) CSS
8 3 (0.21%) 802.1X
8 3 (0.21%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (0.21%) COM
8 3 (0.21%) JSON
9 2 (0.14%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.14%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.14%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 2 (0.14%) Backbone.js
9 2 (0.14%) Entity Framework
9 2 (0.14%) WCF
9 2 (0.14%) WF
9 2 (0.14%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 233 (16.45%) Blackberry
2 122 (8.62%) Data Centre
3 108 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
4 107 (7.56%) User Experience
5 65 (4.59%) Video Conferencing
6 50 (3.53%) Clustering
7 41 (2.90%) PKI
8 38 (2.68%) Public Cloud
9 32 (2.26%) Hybrid Cloud
10 27 (1.91%) Computer Science
11 25 (1.77%) Driving Licence
12 22 (1.55%) BYOD
13 21 (1.48%) Management Information System
14 18 (1.27%) Replication
15 17 (1.20%) e-Learning
15 17 (1.20%) Fat Client
15 17 (1.20%) Thin Client
16 16 (1.13%) Greenfield Project
17 15 (1.06%) HP Storage
18 14 (0.99%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 893 (63.06%) Windows
2 522 (36.86%) Windows Server
3 274 (19.35%) Windows 7
4 242 (17.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 210 (14.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 158 (11.16%) Windows 10
7 149 (10.52%) Linux
8 138 (9.75%) Android
9 130 (9.18%) Mac OS X
10 129 (9.11%) Apple iOS
11 82 (5.79%) Windows Server 2003
12 64 (4.52%) Windows 8
13 31 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 30 (2.12%) Windows XP
15 27 (1.91%) Mac OS
16 21 (1.48%) Unix
17 12 (0.85%) Windows Vista
18 11 (0.78%) Ubuntu
19 10 (0.71%) Windows Mobile
19 10 (0.71%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 393 (27.75%) ITIL
2 167 (11.79%) Asset Management
3 146 (10.31%) Wealth Management
4 143 (10.10%) Service Management
5 123 (8.69%) Migration
6 95 (6.71%) Presales
7 84 (5.93%) Problem Management
8 78 (5.51%) Mentoring
9 68 (4.80%) Service Delivery
10 61 (4.31%) Patch Management
11 60 (4.24%) Kalman Filter
12 56 (3.95%) Continuous Improvement
13 53 (3.74%) Identity Management
13 53 (3.74%) Project Management
14 50 (3.53%) CRM
15 48 (3.39%) Disaster Recovery
16 46 (3.25%) Knowledge Management
17 43 (3.04%) Mobile Device Management
18 42 (2.97%) Agile Software Development
19 38 (2.68%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 291 (20.55%) PowerShell
2 194 (13.70%) SQL
3 21 (1.48%) VB
4 18 (1.27%) VBScript
5 11 (0.78%) C
6 9 (0.64%) C#
7 6 (0.42%) Java
8 5 (0.35%) Bash Shell
8 5 (0.35%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.28%) Python
10 2 (0.14%) ES6
10 2 (0.14%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.071%) AppleScript
11 1 (0.071%) Perl
11 1 (0.071%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 293 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 250 (17.66%) MCSE
3 96 (6.78%) Citrix Certification
4 93 (6.57%) MCSA
5 90 (6.36%) CCA
6 78 (5.51%) Cisco Certification
6 78 (5.51%) Degree
7 57 (4.03%) Security Cleared
8 54 (3.81%) MCP
9 52 (3.67%) MCITP
10 48 (3.39%) CCNA
11 43 (3.04%) CCNP
12 41 (2.90%) SC Cleared
13 20 (1.41%) CCIE
14 19 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
15 15 (1.06%) CCVP
15 15 (1.06%) DV Cleared
16 14 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 12 (0.85%) MCTS
18 11 (0.78%) CCNP Voice
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (4.80%) SLA
2 15 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (0.85%) QA
4 6 (0.42%) PMO
5 4 (0.28%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.14%) SSAE 16
8 1 (0.071%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.071%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.071%) GDPR
8 1 (0.071%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 852 (60.17%) Active Directory
2 331 (23.38%) Hyper-V
3 306 (21.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 209 (14.76%) XenApp
5 166 (11.72%) XenDesktop
6 95 (6.71%) vSphere
7 88 (6.21%) VMware ESXi
8 43 (3.04%) Terminal Services
9 31 (2.19%) VMware Workstation
10 18 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
11 14 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
12 13 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
13 12 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
14 9 (0.64%) Firmware
14 9 (0.64%) ISA Server
14 9 (0.64%) XenServer
15 8 (0.56%) Forefront TMG
16 5 (0.35%) BitLocker
16 5 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 3 (0.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 328 (23.16%) SCCM
2 136 (9.60%) SCOM
3 123 (8.69%) AirWatch
4 80 (5.65%) WSUS
5 43 (3.04%) Backup Exec
6 37 (2.61%) Microsoft Intune
7 32 (2.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 29 (2.05%) Cisco CUCM
9 26 (1.84%) Norton AntiVirus
9 26 (1.84%) Puppet
10 23 (1.62%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 19 (1.34%) Cisco UCCX
12 17 (1.20%) Failover Clustering
13 14 (0.99%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 13 (0.92%) Cisco UCCE
14 13 (0.92%) vCenter Server
15 12 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
16 11 (0.78%) Terraform
16 11 (0.78%) XenMobile
17 10 (0.71%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1029 (72.67%) Microsoft
2 537 (37.92%) VMware
3 367 (25.92%) Citrix
4 325 (22.95%) Cisco
5 151 (10.66%) Apple
6 137 (9.68%) HP
7 106 (7.49%) ServiceNow
8 103 (7.27%) AppSense
8 103 (7.27%) McAfee
9 78 (5.51%) Avaya
10 73 (5.16%) NetApp
11 65 (4.59%) Symantec
12 63 (4.45%) Dell
13 58 (4.10%) Remedy
14 56 (3.95%) EMC
15 55 (3.88%) Veeam
16 43 (3.04%) Juniper
17 36 (2.54%) Lotus
18 34 (2.40%) Palo Alto
19 33 (2.33%) F5