Period
to 26 February 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 26 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
UK
6 months to
26 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 606 412 487
Rank change year-on-year -194 +75 -74
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 209 891 926
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.72% 0.61%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.05% 4.94% 3.89%
Number of salaries quoted 218 806 868
Median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% -5.26% -
10th Percentile £31,767 £25,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,250 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +13.53% - +6.25%

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 10,172 18,041 23,776
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.67% 14.65% 15.71%
Number of salaries quoted 8,054 14,651 19,153
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,913 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +4.25% +4.65% +3.61%

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 26 February 2021.

Salary histogram for Skype for Business in the UK

Skype for Business
Top 14 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 26 February 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 -188 161 £57,500 +27.78% 24
UK excluding London -137 96 £48,250 +13.53% 18
London -71 84 £60,000 +10.78% 10
Work from Home -130 67 £60,000 -7.69% 18
South East +50 31 £41,250 -8.33% 5
Scotland -4 17 £52,500 +61.54% 3
East of England +65 15 £52,500 +27.27%
North of England -61 14 £37,500 -6.25% 4
South West +11 11 £47,500 +23.38% 4
Yorkshire -7 7 £32,932 -34.14%
North West -19 7 £60,000 +66.67% 4
West Midlands +26 5 £45,000 -28.00% 2
Midlands +2 5 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Wales +9 3 £50,000 +33.33%

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

1 201 (96.17%) Skype
2 180 (86.12%) Microsoft
3 144 (68.90%) Microsoft 365
4 133 (63.64%) Active Directory
5 97 (46.41%) Azure
6 96 (45.93%) Windows
7 56 (26.79%) VMware
8 53 (25.36%) SharePoint
8 53 (25.36%) ITIL
9 51 (24.40%) MS Exchange
10 48 (22.97%) DNS
10 48 (22.97%) Windows Server
11 46 (22.01%) Azure Active Directory
11 46 (22.01%) AWS
11 46 (22.01%) Cisco
12 43 (20.57%) Microsoft Office
12 43 (20.57%) SCCM
13 41 (19.62%) VMware Infrastructure
13 41 (19.62%) DHCP
14 40 (19.14%) Unified Communications
14 40 (19.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 39 (18.66%) Microsoft Intune
15 39 (18.66%) Microsoft Certification
15 39 (18.66%) SQL Server
16 36 (17.22%) Linux
16 36 (17.22%) Hyper-V
17 35 (16.75%) PowerShell
17 35 (16.75%) Problem-Solving
18 32 (15.31%) Windows 10
19 31 (14.83%) Migration

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 53 (25.36%) SharePoint
2 51 (24.40%) MS Exchange
3 16 (7.66%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (3.35%) IIS
5 6 (2.87%) Ethereum
5 6 (2.87%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.44%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.48%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 43 (20.57%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (8.61%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.87%) Oracle EBS R12
1 6 (2.87%) Quorum
2 4 (1.91%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.91%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 144 (68.90%) Microsoft 365
2 97 (46.41%) Azure
3 46 (22.01%) AWS
3 46 (22.01%) Azure Active Directory
4 22 (10.53%) OneDrive
5 19 (9.09%) IaaS
6 16 (7.66%) PaaS
6 16 (7.66%) Power Platform
7 15 (7.18%) GCP
7 15 (7.18%) Route 53
7 15 (7.18%) Slack
8 11 (5.26%) SaaS
9 6 (2.87%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (1.91%) Mimecast
10 4 (1.91%) PowerApps
11 2 (0.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.96%) Yammer
12 1 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.48%) G Suite
12 1 (0.48%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 201 (96.17%) Skype
2 48 (22.97%) DNS
3 41 (19.62%) DHCP
4 40 (19.14%) Unified Communications
5 27 (12.92%) Firewall
6 23 (11.00%) VPN
6 23 (11.00%) Wi-Fi
7 22 (10.53%) VoIP
8 20 (9.57%) LAN
8 20 (9.57%) WAN
8 20 (9.57%) WebEx
9 19 (9.09%) Network Security
10 17 (8.13%) SAN
10 17 (8.13%) Wireless
11 16 (7.66%) MPLS
12 15 (7.18%) BGP
12 15 (7.18%) IPsec
12 15 (7.18%) OSPF
12 15 (7.18%) RIP
12 15 (7.18%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (18.66%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.26%) Power BI
3 5 (2.39%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.91%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (1.44%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2019
7 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.44%) InstallShield
1 3 (1.44%) MSI
2 1 (0.48%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.48%) JIRA
General
1 26 (12.44%) Finance
2 13 (6.22%) Public Sector
3 11 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.83%) Marketing
5 7 (3.35%) Electronics
5 7 (3.35%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.39%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.91%) Banking
8 3 (1.44%) Czech Language
8 3 (1.44%) Local Government
8 3 (1.44%) Military
9 2 (0.96%) Back Office
9 2 (0.96%) Games
10 1 (0.48%) Front Office
10 1 (0.48%) Law
10 1 (0.48%) Legal
10 1 (0.48%) Publishing
10 1 (0.48%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 35 (16.75%) Consultant
2 32 (15.31%) Support Engineer
3 25 (11.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 18 (8.61%) Architect
5 15 (7.18%) Network Engineer
5 15 (7.18%) Unified Communications Engineer
6 14 (6.70%) IT Engineer
7 12 (5.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 12 (5.74%) Analyst
7 12 (5.74%) Desktop Support
8 11 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support
9 10 (4.78%) 3rd Line Support
9 10 (4.78%) Applications Engineer
9 10 (4.78%) Desktop Engineer
9 10 (4.78%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 10 (4.78%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 9 (4.31%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 9 (4.31%) IT Support
10 9 (4.31%) Microsoft Consultant
10 9 (4.31%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.44%) Web Services
2 2 (0.96%) .NET
2 2 (0.96%) WebRTC
3 1 (0.48%) LDAP
3 1 (0.48%) OAuth
3 1 (0.48%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 31 (14.83%) Management Information System
2 19 (9.09%) Clustering
3 18 (8.61%) User Experience
4 15 (7.18%) Data Centre
5 12 (5.74%) BYOD
6 9 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (4.31%) Public Cloud
7 8 (3.83%) Microsoft Licensing
8 6 (2.87%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.91%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.91%) Replication
9 4 (1.91%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (1.44%) PKI
11 2 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.96%) iPhone
11 2 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.96%) Smartphone
12 1 (0.48%) Linux Command Line
12 1 (0.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 96 (45.93%) Windows
2 48 (22.97%) Windows Server
3 36 (17.22%) Linux
4 32 (15.31%) Windows 10
5 27 (12.92%) Windows Server 2016
6 23 (11.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (9.09%) Mac OS X
8 15 (7.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (4.31%) Android
9 9 (4.31%) Windows 7
9 9 (4.31%) Windows Server 2019
10 7 (3.35%) CentOS
11 4 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.91%) Unix
11 4 (1.91%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (1.44%) Solaris
12 3 (1.44%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.96%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (25.36%) ITIL
2 40 (19.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 35 (16.75%) Problem-Solving
4 31 (14.83%) Migration
5 26 (12.44%) Identity Management
6 21 (10.05%) Performance Analysis
7 18 (8.61%) Network Monitoring
7 18 (8.61%) Time Management
8 17 (8.13%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (7.18%) B2B
9 15 (7.18%) Security Monitoring
10 14 (6.70%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (6.70%) Service Management
11 13 (6.22%) Decision-Making
11 13 (6.22%) Project Management
12 12 (5.74%) Change Management
12 12 (5.74%) DevOps
12 12 (5.74%) Project Delivery
12 12 (5.74%) Service Delivery
13 11 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 35 (16.75%) PowerShell
2 23 (11.00%) SQL
3 20 (9.57%) Python
4 6 (2.87%) VBScript
5 5 (2.39%) C
6 3 (1.44%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.44%) VB
7 1 (0.48%) AWK
7 1 (0.48%) C#
7 1 (0.48%) C++
7 1 (0.48%) Perl
7 1 (0.48%) sed
7 1 (0.48%) VC++
Qualifications
1 39 (18.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (11.48%) MCSE
3 22 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (10.53%) Security Cleared
4 20 (9.57%) Degree
4 20 (9.57%) MCP
5 15 (7.18%) MCSA
5 15 (7.18%) SC Cleared
6 14 (6.70%) MCITP
7 13 (6.22%) CCNA
8 11 (5.26%) MCTS
9 10 (4.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 9 (4.31%) CCNP
11 6 (2.87%) DV Cleared
12 4 (1.91%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (1.44%) CCA
13 3 (1.44%) Citrix Certification
13 3 (1.44%) PMI Certification
13 3 (1.44%) PMP
14 2 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.26%) SLA
2 10 (4.78%) COBIT
2 10 (4.78%) GDPR
3 4 (1.91%) QA
4 1 (0.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.48%) PMO
System Software
1 133 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 41 (19.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (17.22%) Hyper-V
4 16 (7.66%) vSphere
5 10 (4.78%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (4.78%) XenApp
6 9 (4.31%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (2.87%) Docker
8 5 (2.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 5 (2.39%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (1.91%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (1.91%) XenDesktop
10 3 (1.44%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.96%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.96%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (0.96%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.48%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 43 (20.57%) SCCM
2 39 (18.66%) Microsoft Intune
3 18 (8.61%) Nagios
4 15 (7.18%) Ansible
4 15 (7.18%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (7.18%) Puppet
5 10 (4.78%) Failover Clustering
5 10 (4.78%) IBM BigFix
6 9 (4.31%) SCOM
7 7 (3.35%) Microsoft Clustering
7 7 (3.35%) SCVMM
8 6 (2.87%) NetBackup
9 5 (2.39%) AirWatch
10 4 (1.91%) HP Data Protector
11 3 (1.44%) Backup Exec
11 3 (1.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 3 (1.44%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (1.44%) WSUS
12 2 (0.96%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 180 (86.12%) Microsoft
2 56 (26.79%) VMware
3 46 (22.01%) Cisco
4 25 (11.96%) Citrix
5 22 (10.53%) Avaya
6 20 (9.57%) ServiceNow
7 19 (9.09%) Oracle
8 17 (8.13%) Palo Alto
8 17 (8.13%) SAP
9 15 (7.18%) Riverbed
10 14 (6.70%) Veeam
11 13 (6.22%) Polycom
12 12 (5.74%) IBM
13 11 (5.26%) Dell
13 11 (5.26%) Red Hat
13 11 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
13 11 (5.26%) Yealink
14 10 (4.78%) Acme Packet
15 8 (3.83%) CommVault
15 8 (3.83%) SolarWinds