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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
UK
Rank 358 331 279
Rank change year-on-year -27 -52  
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 693 988 1222
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.82% 0.96% 1.15%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.61% 5.06% 5.86%
Number of salaries quoted 558 827 1038
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 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £42,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year +3.52% -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 15026 19519 20847
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.69% 18.90% 19.63%
Number of salaries quoted 12478 16428 17286
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £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 25 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 25 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 -25 662 £42,500 -5.55% 64
London +18 318 £41,500 -12.63% 22
South East -5 134 £45,000 - 17
East of England +58 78 £42,500 +3.65% 9
City of London +65 59 £32,000 -41.81% 6
Berkshire +3 58 £46,250 +2.77% 5
Oxfordshire +22 39 £55,000 +22.22% 5
Hertfordshire +42 37 £46,250 -13.95% 3
North West -15 35 £40,000 +23.07% 4
Manchester -12 30 £41,250 +26.92% 1
Cambridgeshire +24 28 £43,500 +6.09% 5
Oxford +20 28 £47,500 +5.55% 4
South West -9 24 £40,000 +12.67% 4
East Midlands -17 24 £36,000 -15.29% 2
Yorkshire -33 21 £50,000 +17.64%
Reading +21 16 £50,000 +5.26% 2
Wales +16 15 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Hampshire +10 15 £46,250 +15.62% 3
Derbyshire +9 15 £30,000 -35.13%
West Yorkshire -8 15 £50,000 +17.64%
Leeds -14 15 £50,000 +17.64%
Wokingham +16 14 £37,000 +5.71% 2
Watford +7 14 £50,000 +11.11% 1
West Midlands -11 13 £52,500 +10.52% 1
Surrey -16 12 £37,500 -16.20% 2
Cambridge +19 11 £43,500 +6.09% 4
Cornwall - 11 £40,000 -
Scotland +21 10 £50,000 +14.94% 4
Peterborough +13 10 £40,000 +3.55% 1
Huntingdon +12 10 £45,000 +2.27%

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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 1043 (73.92%) Microsoft
2 913 (64.71%) Windows
3 851 (60.31%) Skype
4 779 (55.21%) Active Directory
5 542 (38.41%) Windows Server
6 531 (37.63%) Office 365
7 476 (33.73%) MS Exchange
8 468 (33.17%) VMware
9 358 (25.37%) MS Excel
10 347 (24.59%) ITIL
11 345 (24.45%) Cisco
12 320 (22.68%) VMware Infrastructure
13 319 (22.61%) SharePoint
14 311 (22.04%) Hyper-V
15 304 (21.55%) Citrix
16 296 (20.98%) Windows Server 2012
17 277 (19.63%) Microsoft Azure
18 264 (18.71%) MS Office
19 261 (18.50%) DNS
20 255 (18.07%) SCCM
21 251 (17.79%) Microsoft Certification
22 244 (17.29%) Firewall
23 242 (17.15%) Windows Server 2008
24 238 (16.87%) DHCP
25 222 (15.73%) Exchange Server 2013
26 217 (15.38%) Windows 7
27 207 (14.67%) SQL Server
28 203 (14.39%) Unified Communications
29 191 (13.54%) Exchange Server 2010
30 187 (13.25%) 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
1 476 (33.73%) MS Exchange
2 319 (22.61%) SharePoint
3 222 (15.73%) Exchange Server 2013
4 191 (13.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 106 (7.51%) IIS
6 63 (4.46%) SharePoint 2013
7 53 (3.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 50 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2003
9 45 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2007
10 25 (1.77%) SharePoint 2010
11 14 (0.99%) Office Communications Server
12 10 (0.71%) CMS
12 10 (0.71%) Confluence
13 9 (0.64%) SAS
14 8 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
15 5 (0.35%) Apache
16 4 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
16 4 (0.28%) GroupWise
16 4 (0.28%) IBM Domino
16 4 (0.28%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 358 (25.37%) MS Excel
2 264 (18.71%) MS Office
3 41 (2.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 28 (1.98%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.85%) MS Project
6 4 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.28%) Final Cut Pro
7 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.28%) Eikon
3 4 (0.28%) Line 50
3 4 (0.28%) Sage X3
4 2 (0.14%) assyst
4 2 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.14%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.14%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.071%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.071%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.071%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 531 (37.63%) Office 365
2 277 (19.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 107 (7.58%) Amazon AWS
4 44 (3.12%) Mimecast
5 42 (2.98%) Azure Active Directory
6 41 (2.91%) IaaS
7 30 (2.13%) OneDrive
8 29 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
9 27 (1.91%) PaaS
10 23 (1.63%) Yammer
11 14 (0.99%) SaaS
12 13 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
13 6 (0.43%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 4 (0.28%) 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
1 851 (60.31%) Skype
2 261 (18.50%) DNS
3 244 (17.29%) Firewall
4 238 (16.87%) DHCP
5 203 (14.39%) Unified Communications
6 186 (13.18%) VPN
7 176 (12.47%) WAN
8 172 (12.19%) LAN
9 151 (10.70%) VoIP
10 121 (8.58%) TCP/IP
11 107 (7.58%) SAN
12 88 (6.24%) Wireless
13 83 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
14 60 (4.25%) PBX
15 56 (3.97%) MPLS
16 54 (3.83%) Internet
17 52 (3.69%) VLAN
18 46 (3.26%) ISDN
19 43 (3.05%) SMTP
20 36 (2.55%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 207 (14.67%) SQL Server
2 50 (3.54%) SQL Server 2012
3 39 (2.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 26 (1.84%) SQL Server 2005
5 19 (1.35%) SQL Server 2014
6 15 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
7 7 (0.50%) Power BI
8 5 (0.35%) MySQL
8 5 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.28%) Big Data
9 4 (0.28%) 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 (0.071%) DB2
11 1 (0.071%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.071%) OLAP
11 1 (0.071%) Pentaho
11 1 (0.071%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (0.99%) JIRA
2 12 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.14%) Ant
4 1 (0.071%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.071%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.071%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.071%) Subversion
4 1 (0.071%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.071%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 178 (12.62%) Finance
2 79 (5.60%) Telecoms
3 58 (4.11%) Law
4 40 (2.83%) Back Office
5 35 (2.48%) Retail
6 28 (1.98%) Marketing
7 21 (1.49%) Legal
8 20 (1.42%) Banking
9 15 (1.06%) Billing
10 14 (0.99%) Advertising
11 13 (0.92%) Publishing
12 12 (0.85%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.57%) Manufacturing
14 7 (0.50%) Aerospace
15 6 (0.43%) German Language
15 6 (0.43%) Multimedia
16 4 (0.28%) French Language
16 4 (0.28%) Games
16 4 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 195 (13.82%) Support Engineer
2 194 (13.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 188 (13.32%) Analyst
4 109 (7.73%) Consultant
5 104 (7.37%) IT Support
6 100 (7.09%) IT Engineer
7 89 (6.31%) Windows Engineer
8 84 (5.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 80 (5.67%) 3rd Line Support
10 79 (5.60%) Exchange Engineer
11 75 (5.32%) 2nd Line Support
12 70 (4.96%) Support Analyst
13 67 (4.75%) Architect
14 64 (4.54%) IT Support Engineer
15 58 (4.11%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
16 57 (4.04%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 55 (3.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 55 (3.90%) Systems Engineer
18 51 (3.61%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 48 (3.40%) Lync Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (3.05%) .NET
2 30 (2.13%) Web Services
3 24 (1.70%) Software Packaging
4 20 (1.42%) XML
5 15 (1.06%) REST
5 15 (1.06%) XMPP
6 12 (0.85%) JSON
6 12 (0.85%) RESTful
7 11 (0.78%) .NET Framework
8 9 (0.64%) COM
9 8 (0.57%) CSS
9 8 (0.57%) J2EE
10 7 (0.50%) ASP.NET
10 7 (0.50%) HTML
10 7 (0.50%) XSLT
11 5 (0.35%) Middleware
12 4 (0.28%) HTML5
13 3 (0.21%) 802.1X
13 3 (0.21%) SOAP
13 3 (0.21%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 125 (8.86%) Data Centre
2 108 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
3 95 (6.73%) Video Conferencing
4 94 (6.66%) Blackberry
5 66 (4.68%) Driving Licence
6 61 (4.32%) Clustering
7 59 (4.18%) Public Cloud
8 52 (3.69%) Management Information System
9 50 (3.54%) PKI
10 41 (2.91%) Computer Science
11 31 (2.20%) User Experience
12 27 (1.91%) e-Learning
12 27 (1.91%) Hybrid Cloud
13 22 (1.56%) Client/Server
14 20 (1.42%) Virtual Team
15 18 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
15 18 (1.28%) Fintech
16 12 (0.85%) iPhone
16 12 (0.85%) Mobile Payment
17 11 (0.78%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 913 (64.71%) Windows
2 542 (38.41%) Windows Server
3 296 (20.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 242 (17.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 217 (15.38%) Windows 7
6 133 (9.43%) Windows 10
7 106 (7.51%) Linux
8 105 (7.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 90 (6.38%) Windows 8
10 49 (3.47%) Android
11 39 (2.76%) Mac OS X
12 34 (2.41%) Unix
12 34 (2.41%) Windows Phone
13 33 (2.34%) Apple iOS
14 25 (1.77%) Mac OS
15 23 (1.63%) Windows XP
16 20 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 13 (0.92%) Solaris
18 11 (0.78%) Ubuntu
19 8 (0.57%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 347 (24.59%) ITIL
2 105 (7.44%) Mentoring
3 95 (6.73%) Service Delivery
4 89 (6.31%) Migration
5 85 (6.02%) Project Management
6 82 (5.81%) Presales
7 78 (5.53%) High Availability
8 69 (4.89%) Agile Software Development
9 61 (4.32%) Continuous Improvement
9 61 (4.32%) Disaster Recovery
10 57 (4.04%) Service Management
11 55 (3.90%) Incident Management
12 54 (3.83%) Identity Management
13 46 (3.26%) CRM
14 45 (3.19%) Change Control
15 42 (2.98%) Data Protection
16 40 (2.83%) Mobile Device Management
16 40 (2.83%) Workflow
17 39 (2.76%) Time Management
18 37 (2.62%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 187 (13.25%) PowerShell
2 146 (10.35%) SQL
3 31 (2.20%) C#
4 24 (1.70%) VB
5 20 (1.42%) VBScript
6 10 (0.71%) C
6 10 (0.71%) JavaScript
7 9 (0.64%) Java
8 4 (0.28%) Python
8 4 (0.28%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.21%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.14%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.14%) PHP
11 1 (0.071%) C++
11 1 (0.071%) Go
11 1 (0.071%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 251 (17.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 177 (12.54%) MCSE
3 120 (8.50%) Cisco Certification
4 101 (7.16%) Degree
5 85 (6.02%) CCNA
6 67 (4.75%) MCSA
7 64 (4.54%) Security Cleared
8 58 (4.11%) CCNP
9 54 (3.83%) SC Cleared
10 48 (3.40%) MCP
11 38 (2.69%) MCITP
12 30 (2.13%) CCIE
12 30 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 14 (0.99%) VCP5
14 13 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
15 12 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 12 (0.85%) MCTS
16 10 (0.71%) PhD
17 9 (0.64%) A+ Certification
18 8 (0.57%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (6.31%) SLA
2 23 (1.63%) QA
3 8 (0.57%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.50%) GCP
5 6 (0.43%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.28%) 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 (0.071%) ISO22301
8 1 (0.071%) PMBOK
System Software
1 779 (55.21%) Active Directory
2 320 (22.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 311 (22.04%) Hyper-V
4 152 (10.77%) XenApp
5 81 (5.74%) vSphere
6 68 (4.82%) XenDesktop
7 43 (3.05%) VMware Workstation
8 31 (2.20%) VMware ESX
9 28 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
10 25 (1.77%) Forefront TMG
11 24 (1.70%) Terminal Services
12 22 (1.56%) Firmware
13 19 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
14 16 (1.13%) BitLocker
14 16 (1.13%) XenServer
15 13 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
16 12 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
17 11 (0.78%) ISA Server
18 8 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 7 (0.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 255 (18.07%) SCCM
2 148 (10.49%) SCOM
3 50 (3.54%) WSUS
4 47 (3.33%) Backup Exec
5 37 (2.62%) Cisco CUCM
6 22 (1.56%) Microsoft Intune
7 21 (1.49%) Failover Clustering
8 19 (1.35%) NetBackup
9 18 (1.28%) Nagios
9 18 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
10 16 (1.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 15 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
12 14 (0.99%) Microsoft Clustering
13 13 (0.92%) SCVMM
14 12 (0.85%) AirWatch
14 12 (0.85%) Cisco UCCE
15 11 (0.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 11 (0.78%) Puppet
16 10 (0.71%) SCOrch
16 10 (0.71%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 1043 (73.92%) Microsoft
2 468 (33.17%) VMware
3 345 (24.45%) Cisco
4 304 (21.55%) Citrix
5 129 (9.14%) HP
6 102 (7.23%) NetApp
7 98 (6.95%) Polycom
8 92 (6.52%) Apple
9 75 (5.32%) Avaya
10 60 (4.25%) EMC
11 57 (4.04%) CheckPoint
12 52 (3.69%) Dell
12 52 (3.69%) Mitel
13 47 (3.33%) Juniper
14 45 (3.19%) SolarWinds
15 44 (3.12%) 3PAR
16 43 (3.05%) F5
16 43 (3.05%) Symantec
17 40 (2.83%) Sonus
18 30 (2.13%) Palo Alto
Kendal, Cumbria
Itecco
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wokingham, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £38000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ninesharp
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23 - £27 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £30k - 50k per year + Car,Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
East Midlands
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £43k - 50k per year + Certified Training
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + £5,000 on-call bonus + 10% bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £35,000 per annum + on-call allowance + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + £5,000 on-call bonus + 10% bonus + Great Ben
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £41000.00 - £46000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £39000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Source Technology
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum Bonus package and on call allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + + Benefits + OnCall
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Great Benefits + Projects
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
H&R Talent
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Dataquest UK Ltd
Salary: From £0 to £30,000 per annum Depending on experience, plus travel
Posted: 12 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £24,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Polycom
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Totnes, Devon
South Hams District Council West Devon Borough Council
Salary: From £30,153 to £33,437 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £40k - 45k per year + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cambridge Assessment
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
Aspire Technology
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Salmon Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Competitive salary + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago