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 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 372 394 340
Rank change year-on-year +22 -54  
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 698 727 1035
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.79% 0.75% 0.94%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.39% 4.01% 4.74%
Number of salaries quoted 546 603 822
Median salary £47,500 £41,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.45% -7.77%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,750 £28,700
10% offered a salary of more than £65,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

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 15895 18148 21815
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 18.05% 18.69% 19.71%
Number of salaries quoted 12894 15437 18093
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Skype for Business as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Skype for Business in the UK

Skype for Business
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +34 653 £47,500 +14.45% 97
London +55 334 £55,000 +22.22% 43
South East +48 124 £40,000 +14.28% 9
City of London +58 65 £59,000 +18.00% 14
East of England +12 62 £42,500 +2.40% 2
Hertfordshire +22 53 £42,500 -8.10% 2
Oxfordshire +59 48 £42,500 -5.55% 1
North West -12 40 £40,000 -7.24% 10
Oxford +31 27 £47,500 +90.00% 1
South West +2 27 £31,000 -22.50% 7
West Midlands -19 26 £48,750 -1.51% 17
Manchester -1 25 £40,000 +6.66% 6
Scotland +26 24 £41,500 +13.69% 4
Berkshire -3 22 £45,000 +32.35% 3
Birmingham -15 20 £52,500 -12.50% 6
East Midlands +9 18 £47,000 +17.50% 3
Hampshire +5 16 £42,500 +24.08% 2
Yorkshire -11 16 £39,500 -1.25% 1
Watford -7 15 £53,750 +106.73%
Edinburgh +4 13 £65,000 +44.44% 3
Kent +13 12 £26,500 -55.83%
Nottingham +11 12 £47,500 +97.91%
Surrey +9 12 £40,000 +14.28%
Nottinghamshire +2 12 £47,500 +66.66%
Rickmansworth - 12 £42,500 -
West Yorkshire -4 11 £41,500 +6.41%
Bristol -18 11 £26,282 -34.29% 4
Leeds -12 10 £41,500 +6.41%
Cheshire -24 10 £19,000 -49.33% 2
Reading +9 9 £47,500 +23.37% 2

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 1040 (74.77%) Microsoft
2 946 (68.01%) Skype
3 901 (64.77%) Windows
4 808 (58.09%) Active Directory
5 613 (44.07%) Office 365
6 577 (41.48%) Windows Server
7 501 (36.02%) MS Exchange
8 500 (35.95%) VMware
9 349 (25.09%) Hyper-V
10 336 (24.16%) ITIL
11 332 (23.87%) VMware Infrastructure
12 326 (23.44%) SharePoint
12 326 (23.44%) Cisco
13 323 (23.22%) Microsoft Azure
14 315 (22.65%) Microsoft Office
15 312 (22.43%) Citrix
16 309 (22.21%) DNS
17 292 (20.99%) Windows Server 2012
18 288 (20.70%) DHCP
19 275 (19.77%) SCCM
20 249 (17.90%) Windows Server 2008
21 239 (17.18%) Microsoft Certification
22 236 (16.97%) PowerShell
23 224 (16.10%) Firewall
24 219 (15.74%) SQL Server
24 219 (15.74%) Windows 7
25 217 (15.60%) Unified Communications
26 208 (14.95%) Finance
27 202 (14.52%) MCSE
27 202 (14.52%) Exchange Server 2010

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
1 501 (36.02%) MS Exchange
2 326 (23.44%) SharePoint
3 202 (14.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 163 (11.72%) Exchange Server 2013
5 114 (8.20%) IIS
6 65 (4.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 57 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2003
8 48 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
9 47 (3.38%) SharePoint 2013
10 24 (1.73%) SharePoint 2010
11 21 (1.51%) Office Communications Server
12 19 (1.37%) SAS
13 16 (1.15%) IBM Notes
14 13 (0.93%) CMS
15 9 (0.65%) Confluence
15 9 (0.65%) IBM Domino
16 6 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
16 6 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
17 5 (0.36%) Apache
18 4 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 315 (22.65%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (3.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (2.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (1.29%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (0.86%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.14%) Final Cut Pro
8 1 (0.072%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 20 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.22%) Infor M3
5 2 (0.14%) assyst
5 2 (0.14%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.14%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.072%) Infor SunSystems
6 1 (0.072%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.072%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.072%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 613 (44.07%) Office 365
2 323 (23.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 143 (10.28%) Amazon AWS
4 124 (8.91%) IaaS
5 69 (4.96%) PaaS
6 43 (3.09%) Azure Active Directory
7 39 (2.80%) OneDrive
8 35 (2.52%) Mimecast
9 31 (2.23%) Cloud Computing
10 29 (2.08%) SaaS
11 25 (1.80%) Yammer
12 16 (1.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 15 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
14 11 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
15 10 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
16 7 (0.50%) Dropbox
17 4 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
17 4 (0.29%) Amazon S3
18 3 (0.22%) MailChimp
18 3 (0.22%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 946 (68.01%) Skype
2 309 (22.21%) DNS
3 288 (20.70%) DHCP
4 224 (16.10%) Firewall
5 217 (15.60%) Unified Communications
6 168 (12.08%) WAN
7 164 (11.79%) LAN
8 150 (10.78%) VoIP
9 140 (10.06%) TCP/IP
10 126 (9.06%) VPN
11 117 (8.41%) SAN
12 115 (8.27%) PBX
13 79 (5.68%) Wireless
14 70 (5.03%) MPLS
15 60 (4.31%) PSTN
16 55 (3.95%) ISDN
17 54 (3.88%) Cisco ASA
18 50 (3.59%) Internet
18 50 (3.59%) Remote Desktop
19 46 (3.31%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (15.74%) SQL Server
2 50 (3.59%) SQL Server 2012
3 38 (2.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
5 18 (1.29%) SQL Server 2014
6 14 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
7 9 (0.65%) MySQL
8 6 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (0.36%) SQL Server 2016
10 4 (0.29%) Big Data
11 2 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.14%) MS Access
11 2 (0.14%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.14%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.14%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (0.072%) DB2
12 1 (0.072%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.072%) Pentaho
12 1 (0.072%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (0.43%) Jenkins
2 6 (0.43%) JIRA
3 3 (0.22%) CircleCI
3 3 (0.22%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.072%) Ant
4 1 (0.072%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.072%) Subversion
General
1 208 (14.95%) Finance
2 83 (5.97%) Retail
3 78 (5.61%) Telecoms
4 68 (4.89%) Banking
5 54 (3.88%) Investment Banking
6 52 (3.74%) Law
7 48 (3.45%) Retail Banking
8 31 (2.23%) Legal
9 26 (1.87%) Marketing
10 23 (1.65%) Advertising
11 19 (1.37%) Back Office
12 15 (1.08%) Games
13 11 (0.79%) Billing
14 7 (0.50%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.50%) German Language
14 7 (0.50%) Manufacturing
15 5 (0.36%) French Language
15 5 (0.36%) Multimedia
16 4 (0.29%) Local Government
16 4 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 203 (14.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 193 (13.87%) Support Engineer
3 179 (12.87%) Analyst
4 125 (8.99%) Consultant
5 88 (6.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 86 (6.18%) IT Engineer
7 82 (5.90%) 3rd Line Support
8 80 (5.75%) 2nd Line Support
9 75 (5.39%) IT Support
10 71 (5.10%) Exchange Engineer
11 70 (5.03%) Lync Engineer
12 67 (4.82%) Windows Engineer
13 66 (4.74%) Support Analyst
14 65 (4.67%) Unified Communications Engineer
15 64 (4.60%) Office 365 Engineer
16 61 (4.39%) Systems Engineer
17 59 (4.24%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 56 (4.03%) IT Support Engineer
19 54 (3.88%) Architect
20 53 (3.81%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (2.59%) .NET
2 20 (1.44%) Software Packaging
3 19 (1.37%) Web Services
4 15 (1.08%) XMPP
5 13 (0.93%) ASP.NET
6 12 (0.86%) REST
6 12 (0.86%) XML
7 9 (0.65%) .NET Framework
7 9 (0.65%) JSON
7 9 (0.65%) RESTful
8 6 (0.43%) HTML
8 6 (0.43%) J2EE
9 4 (0.29%) COM
9 4 (0.29%) CSS
10 3 (0.22%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (0.22%) Middleware
10 3 (0.22%) SOAP
11 2 (0.14%) CSS3
11 2 (0.14%) HTML5 Canvas
11 2 (0.14%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 132 (9.49%) Blackberry
2 124 (8.91%) Data Centre
3 93 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
4 79 (5.68%) Video Conferencing
5 63 (4.53%) Public Cloud
6 59 (4.24%) User Experience
7 50 (3.59%) Driving Licence
8 49 (3.52%) Clustering
9 48 (3.45%) PKI
10 39 (2.80%) Hybrid Cloud
11 35 (2.52%) Computer Science
12 28 (2.01%) Management Information System
13 23 (1.65%) Virtual Team
14 18 (1.29%) e-Learning
15 17 (1.22%) BYOD
16 16 (1.15%) HP Storage
17 13 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
17 13 (0.93%) Social Media
18 12 (0.86%) Enterprise Storage
18 12 (0.86%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 901 (64.77%) Windows
2 577 (41.48%) Windows Server
3 292 (20.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 249 (17.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 219 (15.74%) Windows 7
6 131 (9.42%) Windows 10
7 127 (9.13%) Linux
8 96 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 72 (5.18%) Windows 8
10 66 (4.74%) Android
11 60 (4.31%) Apple iOS
12 50 (3.59%) Mac OS X
13 28 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 27 (1.94%) Unix
15 26 (1.87%) Windows XP
16 24 (1.73%) Mac OS
17 15 (1.08%) Windows Phone
18 13 (0.93%) Windows Vista
19 10 (0.72%) Ubuntu
20 8 (0.58%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 336 (24.16%) ITIL
2 114 (8.20%) Migration
3 110 (7.91%) Presales
4 106 (7.62%) Mentoring
5 80 (5.75%) Service Delivery
6 77 (5.54%) Service Management
7 73 (5.25%) Asset Management
8 69 (4.96%) Identity Management
9 66 (4.74%) Continuous Improvement
10 59 (4.24%) High Availability
11 56 (4.03%) Project Management
12 55 (3.95%) Disaster Recovery
13 48 (3.45%) Customer Requirements
13 48 (3.45%) Kalman Filter
13 48 (3.45%) Patch Management
13 48 (3.45%) Wealth Management
14 46 (3.31%) Time Management
15 44 (3.16%) Agile Software Development
16 42 (3.02%) CRM
16 42 (3.02%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 236 (16.97%) PowerShell
2 176 (12.65%) SQL
3 26 (1.87%) VB
3 26 (1.87%) VBScript
4 23 (1.65%) C#
5 16 (1.15%) C
6 10 (0.72%) Java
7 4 (0.29%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.14%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.072%) C++
9 1 (0.072%) Go
9 1 (0.072%) Perl
9 1 (0.072%) Python
9 1 (0.072%) Ruby
9 1 (0.072%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 239 (17.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 202 (14.52%) MCSE
3 98 (7.05%) Degree
4 87 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
5 73 (5.25%) MCSA
6 67 (4.82%) CCNA
7 62 (4.46%) Security Cleared
8 55 (3.95%) MCITP
9 53 (3.81%) SC Cleared
10 46 (3.31%) CCNP
11 45 (3.24%) MCP
12 30 (2.16%) Citrix Certification
13 25 (1.80%) CCA
14 23 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
15 20 (1.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 11 (0.79%) CCIE
16 11 (0.79%) MCTS
17 9 (0.65%) DV Cleared
18 8 (0.58%) HND
18 8 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (4.89%) SLA
2 11 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (0.72%) QA
4 5 (0.36%) GCP
5 4 (0.29%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 4 (0.29%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.29%) PMO
6 2 (0.14%) ISO 14000
6 2 (0.14%) SSAE 16
7 1 (0.072%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.072%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.072%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.072%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 808 (58.09%) Active Directory
2 349 (25.09%) Hyper-V
3 332 (23.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 183 (13.16%) XenApp
5 113 (8.12%) XenDesktop
6 101 (7.26%) vSphere
7 72 (5.18%) VMware ESXi
8 32 (2.30%) Terminal Services
9 30 (2.16%) VMware Workstation
10 14 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
10 14 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
11 12 (0.86%) Forefront TMG
12 9 (0.65%) XenServer
13 8 (0.58%) BitLocker
14 7 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
15 6 (0.43%) ISA Server
15 6 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
16 5 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 4 (0.29%) Firmware
18 3 (0.22%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 275 (19.77%) SCCM
2 134 (9.63%) SCOM
3 65 (4.67%) WSUS
4 47 (3.38%) AirWatch
5 34 (2.44%) Backup Exec
6 31 (2.23%) Microsoft Intune
7 26 (1.87%) Puppet
8 24 (1.73%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 24 (1.73%) vCenter Server
9 22 (1.58%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 21 (1.51%) Norton AntiVirus
11 18 (1.29%) Failover Clustering
12 17 (1.22%) Cisco CUCM
13 15 (1.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 14 (1.01%) Nagios
14 14 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
15 11 (0.79%) Cisco UCCX
16 10 (0.72%) Ansible
16 10 (0.72%) SCOrch
17 9 (0.65%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 1040 (74.77%) Microsoft
2 500 (35.95%) VMware
3 326 (23.44%) Cisco
4 312 (22.43%) Citrix
5 141 (10.14%) HP
6 102 (7.33%) Apple
7 95 (6.83%) NetApp
8 70 (5.03%) Avaya
9 58 (4.17%) EMC
9 58 (4.17%) Polycom
10 52 (3.74%) Symantec
11 51 (3.67%) Dell
11 51 (3.67%) Mitel
12 46 (3.31%) Juniper
13 42 (3.02%) CheckPoint
14 39 (2.80%) AppSense
15 38 (2.73%) Sonus
15 38 (2.73%) Veeam
16 37 (2.66%) ServiceNow
16 37 (2.66%) SolarWinds
West London
Robert Half
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £33000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + + Benefits + OnCall
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Networkers
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NHS Blood And Transplant
Salary: From £40,428 to £48,514 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
The North Starr
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + 20% commission
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + On Call + Over Time
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Car Allowance, Training, Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £39000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
East Midlands
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £40k - 45k per year + Certified Training
Posted: 6 days ago
Northamptonshire
Executive Resource Group
Salary: £40000.00 per annum + Pension + Life Assurance
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Roc Search
Salary: £18000 per annum + Training, Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + 7.5%
Posted: 3 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Brand Learning
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £60,000-£75,000 + Benefits and bonus (depending on experience)
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £37000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago