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 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
UK
Rank 357 329 278
Rank change year-on-year -28 -51  
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 685 990 1223
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.82% 0.96% 1.15%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.61% 5.07% 5.86%
Number of salaries quoted 550 828 1041
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% -5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £44,125 £42,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year +3.82% -1.16%  

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 14869 19528 20885
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.71% 18.89% 19.62%
Number of salaries quoted 12343 16434 17321
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 26 March 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 26 March 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 -24 654 £42,500 -5.55% 65
London +12 314 £41,500 -12.63% 23
South East -25 133 £45,000 - 17
East of England +55 78 £42,500 +3.65% 9
City of London +60 58 £34,750 -36.81% 6
Berkshire +3 58 £46,250 +2.77% 5
Oxfordshire +23 39 £55,000 +22.22% 5
Hertfordshire +43 37 £46,250 -13.95% 3
North West -18 34 £41,250 +26.92% 4
Manchester -12 30 £41,250 +26.92% 1
Cambridgeshire +26 28 £43,500 +6.09% 5
Oxford +17 28 £47,500 +5.55% 4
South West -3 24 £40,000 +12.67% 4
East Midlands -17 24 £36,000 -15.29% 2
Yorkshire -46 20 £46,000 +8.23%
Reading +27 16 £50,000 +5.26% 2
Hampshire +20 15 £46,250 +15.62% 3
Wales +18 15 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Derbyshire +13 15 £30,000 -35.13%
Wokingham +14 14 £37,000 +5.71% 2
Watford +10 14 £50,000 +11.11% 1
West Yorkshire -16 14 £50,000 +17.64%
Leeds -18 14 £50,000 +17.64%
West Midlands -3 13 £52,500 +10.52% 1
Cambridge +25 11 £43,500 +6.09% 4
Surrey -15 11 £37,500 -16.20% 2
Cornwall - 11 £40,000 -
Scotland +28 10 £50,000 +14.94% 4
Huntingdon +13 10 £45,000 +2.27%
Peterborough +11 10 £40,000 +3.55% 1

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 1034 (74.12%) Microsoft
2 907 (65.02%) Windows
3 845 (60.57%) Skype
4 773 (55.41%) Active Directory
5 538 (38.57%) Windows Server
6 524 (37.56%) Office 365
7 474 (33.98%) MS Exchange
8 462 (33.12%) VMware
9 355 (25.45%) MS Excel
10 346 (24.80%) ITIL
11 338 (24.23%) Cisco
12 315 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
13 314 (22.51%) SharePoint
14 309 (22.15%) Hyper-V
15 301 (21.58%) Citrix
16 295 (21.15%) Windows Server 2012
17 274 (19.64%) Microsoft Azure
18 263 (18.85%) MS Office
19 257 (18.42%) DNS
20 252 (18.06%) SCCM
21 248 (17.78%) Microsoft Certification
22 242 (17.35%) Firewall
23 241 (17.28%) Windows Server 2008
24 234 (16.77%) DHCP
25 222 (15.91%) Exchange Server 2013
26 216 (15.48%) Windows 7
27 205 (14.70%) SQL Server
28 201 (14.41%) Unified Communications
29 191 (13.69%) Exchange Server 2010
30 186 (13.33%) PowerShell

Skype for Business
Top Related 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
1 474 (33.98%) MS Exchange
2 314 (22.51%) SharePoint
3 222 (15.91%) Exchange Server 2013
4 191 (13.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 105 (7.53%) IIS
6 62 (4.44%) SharePoint 2013
7 53 (3.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 49 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2003
9 44 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2007
10 24 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
11 14 (1.00%) Office Communications Server
12 10 (0.72%) CMS
12 10 (0.72%) Confluence
13 9 (0.65%) SAS
14 8 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
15 5 (0.36%) Apache
16 4 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
16 4 (0.29%) GroupWise
16 4 (0.29%) IBM Domino
16 4 (0.29%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 355 (25.45%) MS Excel
2 263 (18.85%) MS Office
3 41 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 28 (2.01%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.86%) MS Project
6 4 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.29%) Final Cut Pro
7 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.29%) Line 50
3 4 (0.29%) Sage X3
4 3 (0.22%) Eikon
5 2 (0.14%) assyst
5 2 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.14%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.14%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.072%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.072%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.072%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 524 (37.56%) Office 365
2 274 (19.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 106 (7.60%) Amazon AWS
4 44 (3.15%) Mimecast
5 42 (3.01%) Azure Active Directory
6 41 (2.94%) IaaS
7 30 (2.15%) OneDrive
8 29 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
9 27 (1.94%) PaaS
10 22 (1.58%) Yammer
11 14 (1.00%) SaaS
12 13 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
13 6 (0.43%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 4 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
16 2 (0.14%) Akamai
16 2 (0.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 2 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
16 2 (0.14%) CloudFront
16 2 (0.14%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 845 (60.57%) Skype
2 257 (18.42%) DNS
3 242 (17.35%) Firewall
4 234 (16.77%) DHCP
5 201 (14.41%) Unified Communications
6 185 (13.26%) VPN
7 176 (12.62%) WAN
8 172 (12.33%) LAN
9 151 (10.82%) VoIP
10 119 (8.53%) TCP/IP
11 106 (7.60%) SAN
12 87 (6.24%) Wireless
13 82 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
14 59 (4.23%) PBX
15 56 (4.01%) MPLS
16 54 (3.87%) Internet
17 51 (3.66%) VLAN
18 44 (3.15%) ISDN
19 43 (3.08%) SMTP
20 36 (2.58%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 205 (14.70%) SQL Server
2 50 (3.58%) SQL Server 2012
3 38 (2.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 25 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
5 19 (1.36%) SQL Server 2014
6 15 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
7 7 (0.50%) Power BI
8 5 (0.36%) MySQL
8 5 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.29%) Big Data
9 4 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.14%) MS Access
10 2 (0.14%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.072%) DB2
11 1 (0.072%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.072%) OLAP
11 1 (0.072%) Pentaho
11 1 (0.072%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (1.00%) JIRA
2 12 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.14%) Ant
4 1 (0.072%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.072%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.072%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.072%) Subversion
4 1 (0.072%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.072%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 177 (12.69%) Finance
2 77 (5.52%) Telecoms
3 56 (4.01%) Law
4 38 (2.72%) Back Office
5 35 (2.51%) Retail
6 28 (2.01%) Marketing
7 21 (1.51%) Legal
8 19 (1.36%) Banking
9 15 (1.08%) Billing
10 13 (0.93%) Advertising
10 13 (0.93%) Publishing
11 12 (0.86%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.57%) Manufacturing
13 7 (0.50%) Aerospace
14 6 (0.43%) Multimedia
15 5 (0.36%) German Language
16 4 (0.29%) French Language
16 4 (0.29%) Games
16 4 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 195 (13.98%) Support Engineer
2 192 (13.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 182 (13.05%) Analyst
4 106 (7.60%) Consultant
5 103 (7.38%) IT Support
6 100 (7.17%) IT Engineer
7 88 (6.31%) Windows Engineer
8 83 (5.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 80 (5.73%) 3rd Line Support
10 79 (5.66%) Exchange Engineer
11 75 (5.38%) 2nd Line Support
12 69 (4.95%) Support Analyst
13 66 (4.73%) Architect
14 64 (4.59%) IT Support Engineer
15 58 (4.16%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
16 57 (4.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 55 (3.94%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 55 (3.94%) Systems Engineer
18 51 (3.66%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 47 (3.37%) Lync Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (3.08%) .NET
2 30 (2.15%) Web Services
3 24 (1.72%) Software Packaging
4 20 (1.43%) XML
5 15 (1.08%) REST
6 14 (1.00%) XMPP
7 12 (0.86%) JSON
7 12 (0.86%) RESTful
8 11 (0.79%) .NET Framework
9 9 (0.65%) COM
10 8 (0.57%) CSS
10 8 (0.57%) J2EE
11 7 (0.50%) ASP.NET
11 7 (0.50%) HTML
11 7 (0.50%) XSLT
12 5 (0.36%) Middleware
13 4 (0.29%) HTML5
14 3 (0.22%) 802.1X
14 3 (0.22%) SOAP
14 3 (0.22%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 124 (8.89%) Data Centre
2 107 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
3 95 (6.81%) Video Conferencing
4 93 (6.67%) Blackberry
5 65 (4.66%) Driving Licence
6 61 (4.37%) Clustering
7 59 (4.23%) Public Cloud
8 52 (3.73%) Management Information System
9 50 (3.58%) PKI
10 41 (2.94%) Computer Science
11 31 (2.22%) User Experience
12 27 (1.94%) e-Learning
12 27 (1.94%) Hybrid Cloud
13 22 (1.58%) Client/Server
14 20 (1.43%) Virtual Team
15 18 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
15 18 (1.29%) Fintech
16 12 (0.86%) iPhone
16 12 (0.86%) Mobile Payment
17 11 (0.79%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 907 (65.02%) Windows
2 538 (38.57%) Windows Server
3 295 (21.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 241 (17.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 216 (15.48%) Windows 7
6 133 (9.53%) Windows 10
7 105 (7.53%) Linux
7 105 (7.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 90 (6.45%) Windows 8
9 49 (3.51%) Android
10 38 (2.72%) Mac OS X
11 34 (2.44%) Unix
11 34 (2.44%) Windows Phone
12 33 (2.37%) Apple iOS
13 25 (1.79%) Mac OS
14 23 (1.65%) Windows XP
15 20 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 12 (0.86%) Solaris
17 11 (0.79%) Ubuntu
18 7 (0.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 346 (24.80%) ITIL
2 105 (7.53%) Mentoring
3 94 (6.74%) Service Delivery
4 88 (6.31%) Migration
5 82 (5.88%) Project Management
6 81 (5.81%) Presales
7 77 (5.52%) High Availability
8 69 (4.95%) Agile Software Development
9 61 (4.37%) Continuous Improvement
10 59 (4.23%) Disaster Recovery
11 57 (4.09%) Service Management
12 54 (3.87%) Identity Management
12 54 (3.87%) Incident Management
13 45 (3.23%) Change Control
13 45 (3.23%) CRM
14 42 (3.01%) Data Protection
15 40 (2.87%) Workflow
16 39 (2.80%) Mobile Device Management
16 39 (2.80%) Time Management
17 37 (2.65%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 186 (13.33%) PowerShell
2 143 (10.25%) SQL
3 31 (2.22%) C#
4 24 (1.72%) VB
5 20 (1.43%) VBScript
6 10 (0.72%) C
6 10 (0.72%) JavaScript
7 9 (0.65%) Java
8 4 (0.29%) Python
8 4 (0.29%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.22%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.14%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.14%) PHP
11 1 (0.072%) C++
11 1 (0.072%) Go
11 1 (0.072%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 248 (17.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 177 (12.69%) MCSE
3 114 (8.17%) Cisco Certification
4 99 (7.10%) Degree
5 79 (5.66%) CCNA
6 65 (4.66%) MCSA
7 63 (4.52%) Security Cleared
8 58 (4.16%) CCNP
9 54 (3.87%) SC Cleared
10 48 (3.44%) MCP
11 37 (2.65%) MCITP
12 29 (2.08%) CCIE
12 29 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 14 (1.00%) VCP5
14 13 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
15 12 (0.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 12 (0.86%) MCTS
16 10 (0.72%) PhD
17 9 (0.65%) A+ Certification
18 8 (0.57%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (6.38%) SLA
2 23 (1.65%) QA
3 8 (0.57%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.50%) GCP
5 5 (0.36%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.29%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.14%) EMIR
7 2 (0.14%) ISO 14000
7 2 (0.14%) MiFID
7 2 (0.14%) PMO
8 1 (0.072%) ISO22301
8 1 (0.072%) PMBOK
System Software
1 773 (55.41%) Active Directory
2 315 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 309 (22.15%) Hyper-V
4 150 (10.75%) XenApp
5 81 (5.81%) vSphere
6 68 (4.87%) XenDesktop
7 42 (3.01%) VMware Workstation
8 29 (2.08%) VMware ESX
9 28 (2.01%) VMware ESXi
10 24 (1.72%) Forefront TMG
11 23 (1.65%) Terminal Services
12 21 (1.51%) Firmware
13 19 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
14 16 (1.15%) BitLocker
14 16 (1.15%) XenServer
15 13 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
16 11 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
17 10 (0.72%) ISA Server
18 8 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 7 (0.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 252 (18.06%) SCCM
2 147 (10.54%) SCOM
3 49 (3.51%) WSUS
4 47 (3.37%) Backup Exec
5 36 (2.58%) Cisco CUCM
6 21 (1.51%) Failover Clustering
6 21 (1.51%) Microsoft Intune
7 19 (1.36%) NetBackup
8 18 (1.29%) Nagios
8 18 (1.29%) Norton AntiVirus
9 16 (1.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 15 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
11 14 (1.00%) Microsoft Clustering
12 13 (0.93%) SCVMM
13 12 (0.86%) AirWatch
14 11 (0.79%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 11 (0.79%) Puppet
15 10 (0.72%) SCOrch
15 10 (0.72%) XenMobile
16 9 (0.65%) SCSM
Vendors
1 1034 (74.12%) Microsoft
2 462 (33.12%) VMware
3 338 (24.23%) Cisco
4 301 (21.58%) Citrix
5 128 (9.18%) HP
6 102 (7.31%) NetApp
7 98 (7.03%) Polycom
8 91 (6.52%) Apple
9 74 (5.30%) Avaya
10 60 (4.30%) EMC
11 57 (4.09%) CheckPoint
12 52 (3.73%) Mitel
13 51 (3.66%) Dell
14 47 (3.37%) Juniper
15 45 (3.23%) SolarWinds
16 44 (3.15%) 3PAR
17 42 (3.01%) F5
17 42 (3.01%) Symantec
18 40 (2.87%) Sonus
19 30 (2.15%) Palo Alto
Kendal, Cumbria
Itecco
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £38000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ninesharp
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23 - £27 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £30k - 50k per year + Car,Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
East Midlands
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £43k - 50k per year + Certified Training
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + £5,000 on-call bonus + 10% bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £35,000 per annum + on-call allowance + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + £5,000 on-call bonus + 10% bonus + Great Ben
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £41000.00 - £46000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £39000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Source Technology
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum Bonus package and on call allowance
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + + Benefits + OnCall
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Great Benefits + Projects
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
H&R Talent
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Dataquest UK Ltd
Salary: From £0 to £30,000 per annum Depending on experience, plus travel
Posted: 13 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £24,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Polycom
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Totnes, Devon
South Hams District Council West Devon Borough Council
Salary: From £30,153 to £33,437 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £40k - 45k per year + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cambridge Assessment
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
Aspire Technology
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Salmon Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Competitive salary + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago