Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
UK
6 months to
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 865 437 418
Rank change year-on-year -428 -19 +62
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 180 272 1,003
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.57% 0.73%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.05% 4.02% 4.96%
Number of salaries quoted 132 220 793
10th Percentile £23,625 £28,500 £24,500
25th Percentile £32,500 £38,063 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £41,500 £51,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -18.63% +20.00% -5.56%
75th Percentile £57,500 £63,750 £59,831
90th Percentile £73,625 £80,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,250 £39,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.70% -1.25% -

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 17,217 6,759 20,229
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.76% 14.10% 14.70%
Number of salaries quoted 10,779 5,612 16,214
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £40,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,540 £45,000 £42,693
% change year-on-year +1.20% +5.40% -2.67%

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 15 October 2021.

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 15 October 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 -373 152 £40,000 -20.00% 36
UK excluding London -266 106 £37,250 -5.70% 31
London -313 59 £42,500 -20.56% 8
North of England -130 33 £38,750 +1.31% 6
South East -194 25 £35,000 -12.50% 8
Work from Home -306 21 £55,000 -8.33% 14
Yorkshire -93 20 £46,500 +26.76% 2
South West -86 17 £55,000 +57.14% 4
Midlands -119 15 £32,500 +41.30% 7
East Midlands -57 11 £28,500 -59.29% 3
Scotland -98 11 £32,500 -23.98% 1
North East - 7 £75,000 - 2
Wales -61 6 £35,000 -11.39%
North West -109 6 £22,500 -41.18% 2
West Midlands -105 4 £42,500 +112.50% 4
East of England -115 3 £35,000 -44.00% 3

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 159 (88.33%) Skype
2 141 (78.33%) Microsoft
3 117 (65.00%) Active Directory
4 108 (60.00%) Windows
4 108 (60.00%) Microsoft 365
5 87 (48.33%) Azure
6 69 (38.33%) VMware
7 68 (37.78%) Social Skills
8 61 (33.89%) SCCM
9 56 (31.11%) Windows Server
9 56 (31.11%) VMware Infrastructure
10 51 (28.33%) ITIL
11 49 (27.22%) DNS
12 47 (26.11%) Microsoft Office
13 46 (25.56%) Service Delivery
13 46 (25.56%) PowerShell
14 43 (23.89%) DHCP
15 42 (23.33%) Citrix
16 40 (22.22%) Cisco
16 40 (22.22%) SharePoint
17 38 (21.11%) Migration
18 37 (20.56%) Degree
19 35 (19.44%) Microsoft Intune
20 34 (18.89%) Windows 10
20 34 (18.89%) Problem-Solving
20 34 (18.89%) SQL
21 33 (18.33%) MS Exchange
21 33 (18.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 33 (18.33%) Hyper-V
22 32 (17.78%) Windows Server 2012

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 40 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 33 (18.33%) MS Exchange
3 9 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (4.44%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.11%) IIS
Applications
1 47 (26.11%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (3.33%) Siemens NX
3 6 (3.33%) Solid Edge
4 3 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.33%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 108 (60.00%) Microsoft 365
2 87 (48.33%) Azure
3 23 (12.78%) OneDrive
4 18 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 17 (9.44%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (7.78%) AWS
7 11 (6.11%) IaaS
8 7 (3.89%) Yammer
9 6 (3.33%) SaaS
10 5 (2.78%) PaaS
11 4 (2.22%) Mimecast
12 3 (1.67%) GCP
12 3 (1.67%) Power Platform
12 3 (1.67%) Slack
13 1 (0.56%) IBM Cloud
13 1 (0.56%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.56%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 159 (88.33%) Skype
2 49 (27.22%) DNS
3 43 (23.89%) DHCP
4 28 (15.56%) Unified Communications
5 27 (15.00%) TCP/IP
6 26 (14.44%) VPN
7 19 (10.56%) Firewall
7 19 (10.56%) LAN
8 18 (10.00%) Wireless
9 16 (8.89%) PBX
9 16 (8.89%) SAN
9 16 (8.89%) WAN
10 15 (8.33%) VoIP
11 10 (5.56%) WebEx
12 9 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
12 9 (5.00%) MPLS
13 7 (3.89%) VSAN
14 6 (3.33%) Remote Desktop
15 5 (2.78%) iSCSI
15 5 (2.78%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (15.56%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (3.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.78%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (2.22%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.11%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.11%) MS Access
7 1 (0.56%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 7 (3.89%) JIRA
2 6 (3.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 68 (37.78%) Social Skills
2 29 (16.11%) Finance
3 20 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (8.33%) Back Office
4 15 (8.33%) Telecoms
5 14 (7.78%) Banking
6 11 (6.11%) Public Sector
7 10 (5.56%) Legal
8 8 (4.44%) Financial Institution
8 8 (4.44%) Investment Banking
9 7 (3.89%) Manufacturing
10 6 (3.33%) Games
11 5 (2.78%) Documentation Skills
11 5 (2.78%) Military
12 4 (2.22%) Law
12 4 (2.22%) Presentation Skills
13 3 (1.67%) Local Government
14 2 (1.11%) Marketing
14 2 (1.11%) Organisational Skills
15 1 (0.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 26 (14.44%) Support Engineer
2 25 (13.89%) Consultant
3 22 (12.22%) Analyst
3 22 (12.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 14 (7.78%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
4 14 (7.78%) Service Analyst
4 14 (7.78%) Service Desk Analyst
5 11 (6.11%) IT Analyst
5 11 (6.11%) Network Engineer
6 10 (5.56%) IT Engineer
6 10 (5.56%) Support Analyst
6 10 (5.56%) Technical Consultant
7 9 (5.00%) Server Engineer
8 8 (4.44%) Windows Engineer
9 7 (3.89%) IT Support
10 6 (3.33%) Administrator
10 6 (3.33%) Applications Engineer
10 6 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
11 5 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support
11 5 (2.78%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.11%) SAML
1 2 (1.11%) WebRTC
2 1 (0.56%) Middleware
2 1 (0.56%) Web Services
2 1 (0.56%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.67%) Video Conferencing
2 14 (7.78%) Data Centre
2 14 (7.78%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (6.11%) Replication
4 9 (5.00%) Management Information System
5 8 (4.44%) Blackberry
5 8 (4.44%) Clustering
5 8 (4.44%) Hedge funds
6 6 (3.33%) CCTV
7 5 (2.78%) BYOD
7 5 (2.78%) Driving Licence
7 5 (2.78%) PKI
8 4 (2.22%) EMC VNX
8 4 (2.22%) Smartphone
8 4 (2.22%) Symmetrix
8 4 (2.22%) User Experience
9 3 (1.67%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.67%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.67%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 108 (60.00%) Windows
2 56 (31.11%) Windows Server
3 34 (18.89%) Windows 10
4 32 (17.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (14.44%) Windows 7
6 19 (10.56%) Linux
7 16 (8.89%) Windows Server 2016
8 12 (6.67%) Windows Server 2019
9 10 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (4.44%) Android
11 6 (3.33%) Apple iOS
11 6 (3.33%) Mac OS X
12 5 (2.78%) Windows 8
13 4 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (1.11%) CentOS
14 2 (1.11%) Mac OS
14 2 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (1.11%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.56%) Unix
15 1 (0.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (28.33%) ITIL
2 46 (25.56%) Service Delivery
3 38 (21.11%) Migration
4 34 (18.89%) Problem-Solving
5 33 (18.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 21 (11.67%) Service Management
7 15 (8.33%) Computer Science
8 14 (7.78%) Kalman Filter
8 14 (7.78%) Presales
8 14 (7.78%) Risk Management
8 14 (7.78%) Server Management
9 13 (7.22%) Continuous Improvement
9 13 (7.22%) ITSM
10 10 (5.56%) Problem Management
11 9 (5.00%) Network Management
11 9 (5.00%) Project Management
11 9 (5.00%) Wealth Management
12 8 (4.44%) Data Protection
12 8 (4.44%) Line Management
12 8 (4.44%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (25.56%) PowerShell
2 34 (18.89%) SQL
3 8 (4.44%) VBScript
4 5 (2.78%) VB
5 4 (2.22%) Python
6 1 (0.56%) C
6 1 (0.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 37 (20.56%) Degree
2 23 (12.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (12.78%) Security Cleared
3 18 (10.00%) MCSA
4 17 (9.44%) MCP
5 13 (7.22%) A+ Certification
5 13 (7.22%) MCSE
6 11 (6.11%) ITIL Certification
6 11 (6.11%) Network+ Certification
7 9 (5.00%) CCA
7 9 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
8 8 (4.44%) MCITP
8 8 (4.44%) MCTS
9 7 (3.89%) EMC Certification
10 6 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (3.33%) SC Cleared
11 5 (2.78%) DV Cleared
11 5 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (2.22%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (10.56%) SLA
2 8 (4.44%) GDPR
2 8 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (1.67%) PMO
5 2 (1.11%) Accessibility
5 2 (1.11%) COBIT
6 1 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 117 (65.00%) Active Directory
2 56 (31.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (18.33%) Hyper-V
4 26 (14.44%) XenDesktop
5 20 (11.11%) XenApp
6 15 (8.33%) vSphere
7 8 (4.44%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (4.44%) Virtual Desktop
8 6 (3.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 5 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (2.22%) BitLocker
10 4 (2.22%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (1.11%) DFS Replication
11 2 (1.11%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.56%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 61 (33.89%) SCCM
2 35 (19.44%) Microsoft Intune
3 19 (10.56%) SCOM
4 18 (10.00%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 6 (3.33%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (3.33%) NetBackup
5 6 (3.33%) OfficeScan
5 6 (3.33%) Single Sign-On
5 6 (3.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 6 (3.33%) Trend Micro Deep Security
6 5 (2.78%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (2.22%) Backup Exec
7 4 (2.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (2.22%) FortiGate
7 4 (2.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 4 (2.22%) MOM
7 4 (2.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (2.22%) WSUS
8 3 (1.67%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (1.11%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 141 (78.33%) Microsoft
2 69 (38.33%) VMware
3 42 (23.33%) Citrix
4 40 (22.22%) Cisco
5 20 (11.11%) Dell
5 20 (11.11%) HP
6 16 (8.89%) EMC
7 15 (8.33%) NetApp
8 12 (6.67%) SAP
9 9 (5.00%) Huawei
9 9 (5.00%) Mitel
9 9 (5.00%) Oracle
9 9 (5.00%) Sophos
9 9 (5.00%) Veeam
10 7 (3.89%) Acme Packet
10 7 (3.89%) IBM
11 6 (3.33%) Altiris
11 6 (3.33%) McAfee
11 6 (3.33%) Siemens
11 6 (3.33%) Veritas