Period
to 22 October 2018

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 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 466 376 445
Rank change year-on-year -90 +69 -68
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 1,017 1,510 1,342
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.87% 0.71%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.76% 4.83% 3.84%
Number of salaries quoted 823 1,142 1,142
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% -
10th Percentile £24,750 £24,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,500 £69,875 £64,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year - -3.61% +3.75%

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 27,056 31,245 34,919
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.42% 17.91% 18.41%
Number of salaries quoted 21,689 25,186 29,481
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £76,375 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,972 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +9.93% - -

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 October 2018.

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 October 2018. 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 -86 968 £45,000 -5.26% 138
UK excluding London -47 523 £40,000 - 87
London -107 468 £51,250 +2.50% 51
North of England +21 158 £32,500 -13.33% 27
South East -56 129 £47,500 +18.75% 19
North West +24 81 £32,500 -4.83% 10
East of England +6 78 £41,050 -13.58% 14
Midlands -16 65 £45,000 -10.00% 13
Yorkshire +17 63 £35,000 -22.22% 8
South West -11 61 £37,095 +42.67% 13
East Midlands -14 36 £45,000 -14.29% 5
West Midlands -3 29 £45,000 -7.69% 8
Scotland -28 22 £50,000 -4.76% 1
North East -8 14 £37,500 +62.16% 9
Wales -9 11 £36,500 +12.31%
Northern Ireland +13 5 - -

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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.

1 782 (76.89%) Skype
2 695 (68.34%) Microsoft
3 656 (64.50%) Windows
4 603 (59.29%) Active Directory
5 590 (58.01%) Office 365
6 352 (34.61%) VMware
7 341 (33.53%) Windows Server
8 334 (32.84%) Microsoft Azure
9 319 (31.37%) ITIL
10 317 (31.17%) MS Exchange
11 313 (30.78%) SharePoint
12 245 (24.09%) Hyper-V
13 244 (23.99%) Cisco
14 230 (22.62%) DNS
15 225 (22.12%) VMware Infrastructure
16 222 (21.83%) Citrix
17 218 (21.44%) SCCM
18 207 (20.35%) Microsoft Office
19 204 (20.06%) Firewall
20 190 (18.68%) Windows 10
21 176 (17.31%) SQL
22 175 (17.21%) Windows Server 2012
23 173 (17.01%) Finance
24 170 (16.72%) PowerShell
25 169 (16.62%) SQL Server
25 169 (16.62%) Microsoft Certification
26 158 (15.54%) DHCP
27 157 (15.44%) Windows Server 2008
28 149 (14.65%) Windows 7
29 145 (14.26%) LAN

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
1 317 (31.17%) MS Exchange
2 313 (30.78%) SharePoint
3 127 (12.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 113 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 54 (5.31%) Exchange Server 2007
6 46 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2003
7 37 (3.64%) IIS
8 23 (2.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 16 (1.57%) SharePoint 2013
9 16 (1.57%) SharePoint Server
10 13 (1.28%) Office Communications Server
11 12 (1.18%) OpenStack
12 9 (0.88%) CMS
13 8 (0.79%) IBM Notes
14 6 (0.59%) Confluence
15 4 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2000
15 4 (0.39%) IBM Domino
15 4 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
16 3 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
16 3 (0.29%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 207 (20.35%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (4.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (2.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (1.97%) MS Visio
5 16 (1.57%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.49%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.29%) CATIA
7 3 (0.29%) PTC Creo
8 2 (0.20%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.098%) Abaqus
9 1 (0.098%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.098%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 49 (4.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.79%) Elite 3E
4 4 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.29%) Sage 200
5 3 (0.29%) SAP R/3
5 3 (0.29%) Teamcenter
6 2 (0.20%) Maximo
6 2 (0.20%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.098%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.098%) MIS ActiveH
Cloud Services
1 590 (58.01%) Office 365
2 334 (32.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 124 (12.19%) Amazon AWS
4 71 (6.98%) Mimecast
5 70 (6.88%) Azure Active Directory
6 65 (6.39%) IaaS
7 54 (5.31%) OneDrive
8 28 (2.75%) Yammer
9 26 (2.56%) PaaS
10 21 (2.06%) SaaS
11 14 (1.38%) Slack
12 11 (1.08%) Azure Functions
12 11 (1.08%) Serverless
13 9 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
13 9 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
14 5 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 4 (0.39%) G Suite
15 4 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
16 3 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
17 2 (0.20%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 782 (76.89%) Skype
2 230 (22.62%) DNS
3 204 (20.06%) Firewall
4 158 (15.54%) DHCP
5 145 (14.26%) LAN
6 137 (13.47%) WAN
7 121 (11.90%) SAN
7 121 (11.90%) VPN
8 113 (11.11%) TCP/IP
8 113 (11.11%) VoIP
9 108 (10.62%) Unified Communications
10 85 (8.36%) Wireless
11 59 (5.80%) Wi-Fi
12 55 (5.41%) VLAN
13 52 (5.11%) MPLS
14 38 (3.74%) NAS
15 31 (3.05%) OSPF
16 29 (2.85%) WLAN
17 28 (2.75%) BGP
17 28 (2.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (16.62%) SQL Server
2 35 (3.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (2.65%) SQL Server 2012
4 20 (1.97%) Amazon RDS
5 17 (1.67%) MySQL
5 17 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 17 (1.67%) SQL Server 2016
6 15 (1.47%) Big Data
6 15 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (1.18%) Relational Database
8 11 (1.08%) Azure SQL Database
9 6 (0.59%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.39%) FileMaker
11 4 (0.39%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.39%) Power BI
12 2 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1 (0.098%) EDRMS
13 1 (0.098%) QlikView
13 1 (0.098%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (0.59%) JIRA
2 5 (0.49%) MSI
3 3 (0.29%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (0.29%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.20%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.098%) AppScan
5 1 (0.098%) gulp
5 1 (0.098%) Subversion
5 1 (0.098%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.098%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.098%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.098%) Yeoman
General
1 173 (17.01%) Finance
2 80 (7.87%) Legal
3 68 (6.69%) Law
4 40 (3.93%) Retail
5 34 (3.34%) Telecoms
6 28 (2.75%) Marketing
7 26 (2.56%) Banking
8 15 (1.47%) Back Office
8 15 (1.47%) Manufacturing
9 11 (1.08%) Billing
10 6 (0.59%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.49%) Electronics
12 4 (0.39%) Publishing
13 3 (0.29%) Automotive
14 2 (0.20%) Advertising
14 2 (0.20%) Games
14 2 (0.20%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.098%) Georgian Language
15 1 (0.098%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 169 (16.62%) Analyst
2 126 (12.39%) Support Engineer
3 104 (10.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 94 (9.24%) Consultant
5 75 (7.37%) IT Support
6 66 (6.49%) Windows Engineer
7 62 (6.10%) IT Engineer
8 61 (6.00%) Service Analyst
9 60 (5.90%) Service Desk Analyst
10 59 (5.80%) Administrator
11 54 (5.31%) Support Analyst
12 53 (5.21%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 53 (5.21%) Desktop Support
13 52 (5.11%) 2nd Line Support
14 43 (4.23%) Systems Administrator
15 41 (4.03%) IT Analyst
15 41 (4.03%) IT Manager
16 40 (3.93%) Unified Communications Engineer
17 38 (3.74%) 3rd Line Support
18 37 (3.64%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (1.47%) LDAP
2 14 (1.38%) .NET
2 14 (1.38%) HTML
3 12 (1.18%) CSS
3 12 (1.18%) Web Services
4 11 (1.08%) HTML5
4 11 (1.08%) jQuery
5 10 (0.98%) AngularJS
5 10 (0.98%) XMPP
6 9 (0.88%) CSS3
6 9 (0.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (0.49%) ASP.NET
7 5 (0.49%) MAPI
8 4 (0.39%) WAP
9 2 (0.20%) 802.1X
9 2 (0.20%) COM
9 2 (0.20%) Java EE
9 2 (0.20%) JSON
9 2 (0.20%) Middleware
9 2 (0.20%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 94 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
2 91 (8.95%) Data Centre
3 89 (8.75%) Management Information System
3 89 (8.75%) Video Conferencing
4 56 (5.51%) Self-Motivation
5 33 (3.24%) Hybrid Cloud
6 31 (3.05%) Driving Licence
7 28 (2.75%) Blackberry
8 26 (2.56%) Public Cloud
9 24 (2.36%) User Experience
10 22 (2.16%) Clustering
11 21 (2.06%) Computer Science
12 16 (1.57%) Enterprise Storage
12 16 (1.57%) Replication
13 15 (1.47%) Fat Client
13 15 (1.47%) Thin Client
14 12 (1.18%) Client/Server
14 12 (1.18%) iPhone
14 12 (1.18%) Virtual Team
15 11 (1.08%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 656 (64.50%) Windows
2 341 (33.53%) Windows Server
3 190 (18.68%) Windows 10
4 175 (17.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 157 (15.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 149 (14.65%) Windows 7
7 119 (11.70%) Linux
8 53 (5.21%) Android
9 41 (4.03%) Apple iOS
10 38 (3.74%) Mac OS X
11 32 (3.15%) Windows Server 2003
12 31 (3.05%) Windows 8
13 21 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 19 (1.87%) Ubuntu
15 16 (1.57%) Windows 2000 Server
16 13 (1.28%) Windows Vista
16 13 (1.28%) Windows XP
17 10 (0.98%) Mac OS
18 7 (0.69%) Oracle Linux
18 7 (0.69%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 319 (31.37%) ITIL
2 137 (13.47%) Problem-Solving
3 131 (12.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 125 (12.29%) Migration
5 92 (9.05%) Service Management
6 91 (8.95%) Project Management
7 81 (7.96%) Service Delivery
8 78 (7.67%) Incident Management
9 71 (6.98%) Disaster Recovery
9 71 (6.98%) Presales
10 65 (6.39%) CRM
11 62 (6.10%) ITSM
12 59 (5.80%) Agile Software Development
12 59 (5.80%) Problem Management
13 58 (5.70%) Change Management
14 57 (5.60%) ITIL V3
15 56 (5.51%) PRINCE2
16 49 (4.82%) Continuous Improvement
17 47 (4.62%) Mobile Device Management
18 44 (4.33%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 176 (17.31%) SQL
2 170 (16.72%) PowerShell
3 18 (1.77%) C
4 17 (1.67%) VBScript
5 14 (1.38%) JavaScript
6 9 (0.88%) TypeScript
7 8 (0.79%) VB
8 7 (0.69%) C#
9 5 (0.49%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.29%) C++
10 3 (0.29%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.20%) Python
12 1 (0.098%) Bourne shell
12 1 (0.098%) Go
12 1 (0.098%) Korn
12 1 (0.098%) Ruby
12 1 (0.098%) sed
Qualifications
1 169 (16.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 98 (9.64%) MCSE
3 92 (9.05%) Cisco Certification
4 57 (5.60%) Degree
5 55 (5.41%) CCNP
6 54 (5.31%) CCNA
7 43 (4.23%) MCSA
8 33 (3.24%) Security Cleared
9 29 (2.85%) ITIL Certification
9 29 (2.85%) MCP
10 20 (1.97%) A+ Certification
10 20 (1.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 15 (1.47%) SC Cleared
12 14 (1.38%) MCITP
13 12 (1.18%) DBS Check
13 12 (1.18%) HNC
14 11 (1.08%) CCIE
15 10 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
16 9 (0.88%) MCTS
16 9 (0.88%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (10.32%) SLA
2 44 (4.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (2.16%) PMO
4 14 (1.38%) Data Quality
5 13 (1.28%) QA
6 12 (1.18%) PCI DSS
7 11 (1.08%) Cyber Essentials
7 11 (1.08%) ISO 9001
8 10 (0.98%) GDPR
9 9 (0.88%) COBIT
9 9 (0.88%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 6 (0.59%) PMBOK
11 5 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 4 (0.39%) ISO 9000
12 4 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.20%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 603 (59.29%) Active Directory
2 245 (24.09%) Hyper-V
3 225 (22.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 74 (7.28%) VMware ESXi
5 62 (6.10%) XenApp
6 33 (3.24%) XenDesktop
7 26 (2.56%) vSphere
8 20 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
9 17 (1.67%) Virtual Servers
10 15 (1.47%) Firmware
11 14 (1.38%) Terminal Services
12 11 (1.08%) VMware Workstation
13 9 (0.88%) DFS Replication
14 8 (0.79%) BitLocker
15 7 (0.69%) Forefront TMG
15 7 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 6 (0.59%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 6 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
17 5 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
17 5 (0.49%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 218 (21.44%) SCCM
2 60 (5.90%) SCOM
3 49 (4.82%) Microsoft Intune
4 45 (4.42%) SCVMM
5 27 (2.65%) Cisco CUCM
5 27 (2.65%) FortiGate
6 25 (2.46%) Backup Exec
7 18 (1.77%) Single Sign-On
8 15 (1.47%) SCOrch
9 14 (1.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 13 (1.28%) NetBackup
10 13 (1.28%) vCenter Server
11 12 (1.18%) SCSM
12 11 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
13 9 (0.88%) AirWatch
13 9 (0.88%) Nagios
13 9 (0.88%) WSUS
14 7 (0.69%) Failover Clustering
14 7 (0.69%) Microsoft Clustering
14 7 (0.69%) vRealize
Vendors
1 695 (68.34%) Microsoft
2 352 (34.61%) VMware
3 244 (23.99%) Cisco
4 222 (21.83%) Citrix
5 80 (7.87%) Dell
6 77 (7.57%) HP
7 69 (6.78%) Apple
8 55 (5.41%) Veeam
9 51 (5.01%) Symantec
10 42 (4.13%) Avaya
10 42 (4.13%) NetApp
11 40 (3.93%) CommVault
12 35 (3.44%) SolarWinds
13 34 (3.34%) Sonus
14 30 (2.95%) Juniper
15 28 (2.75%) Polycom
15 28 (2.75%) Sophos
16 27 (2.65%) Remedy
17 26 (2.56%) ServiceNow
18 24 (2.36%) iManage