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 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 368 393 337
Rank change year-on-year +25 -56  
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 707 729 1024
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.79% 0.75% 0.92%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.38% 4.02% 4.69%
Number of salaries quoted 552 605 815
Median salary £47,500 £41,500 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.45% -6.74%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,400 £26,850 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  

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 16135 18147 21835
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 18.04% 18.69% 19.70%
Number of salaries quoted 13103 15440 18115
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 26 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 26 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 +25 660 £47,500 +14.45% 93
London +57 336 £55,000 +22.22% 43
South East +54 124 £40,000 +14.28% 10
City of London +53 65 £59,000 +18.00% 14
East of England +9 63 £42,500 +2.40% 2
Hertfordshire +22 53 £42,500 -8.10% 2
Oxfordshire +52 48 £42,500 -5.55% 1
North West -9 42 £40,000 -7.24% 9
South West -9 29 £31,000 -22.50% 6
Oxford +33 27 £47,500 +90.00% 1
Manchester -13 26 £40,000 +6.66% 6
West Midlands -17 26 £48,750 -1.51% 16
Scotland +18 25 £41,500 +13.69% 4
Berkshire -11 22 £45,000 +32.35% 3
Birmingham -14 20 £52,500 -12.50% 5
East Midlands +6 18 £47,000 +17.50% 2
Hampshire +9 16 £42,500 +24.08% 2
Yorkshire -30 16 £39,500 -1.25% 1
Watford -9 15 £53,750 +106.73%
Edinburgh +4 14 £65,000 +44.44% 3
Kent +14 12 £26,500 -55.83%
Surrey +10 12 £40,000 +14.28%
Nottingham +5 12 £47,500 +97.91%
Nottinghamshire +1 12 £47,500 +66.66%
Bristol -21 12 £24,064 -39.84% 4
Rickmansworth - 12 £42,500 -
West Yorkshire -2 11 £41,500 +6.41%
Cheshire -20 11 £19,000 -49.33% 1
Leeds -7 10 £41,500 +6.41%
Reading +8 9 £47,500 +23.37% 2

For the 6 months to 26 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 1038 (74.57%) Microsoft
2 946 (67.96%) Skype
3 902 (64.80%) Windows
4 811 (58.26%) Active Directory
5 615 (44.18%) Office 365
6 576 (41.38%) Windows Server
7 502 (36.06%) VMware
8 501 (35.99%) MS Exchange
9 349 (25.07%) Hyper-V
10 338 (24.28%) ITIL
11 332 (23.85%) VMware Infrastructure
12 328 (23.56%) Cisco
13 323 (23.20%) SharePoint
14 321 (23.06%) Microsoft Azure
15 314 (22.56%) Microsoft Office
16 309 (22.20%) DNS
17 308 (22.13%) Citrix
18 292 (20.98%) Windows Server 2012
19 288 (20.69%) DHCP
20 274 (19.68%) SCCM
21 249 (17.89%) Windows Server 2008
22 240 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
23 237 (17.03%) PowerShell
24 224 (16.09%) Firewall
25 219 (15.73%) Windows 7
25 219 (15.73%) Unified Communications
26 218 (15.66%) SQL Server
27 210 (15.09%) Finance
28 202 (14.51%) MCSE
28 202 (14.51%) 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 (35.99%) MS Exchange
2 323 (23.20%) SharePoint
3 202 (14.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 162 (11.64%) Exchange Server 2013
5 113 (8.12%) IIS
6 64 (4.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 56 (4.02%) Exchange Server 2003
8 47 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2007
9 46 (3.30%) SharePoint 2013
10 24 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
11 21 (1.51%) Office Communications Server
12 19 (1.36%) SAS
13 16 (1.15%) IBM Notes
14 13 (0.93%) CMS
15 10 (0.72%) IBM Domino
16 9 (0.65%) Confluence
17 6 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
18 5 (0.36%) Apache
18 5 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
19 4 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 314 (22.56%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (3.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (2.08%) 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 19 (1.36%) 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
1 615 (44.18%) Office 365
2 321 (23.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 144 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
4 124 (8.91%) IaaS
5 68 (4.89%) PaaS
6 43 (3.09%) Azure Active Directory
7 39 (2.80%) OneDrive
8 35 (2.51%) Mimecast
9 31 (2.23%) Cloud Computing
10 28 (2.01%) SaaS
11 25 (1.80%) Yammer
12 16 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
12 16 (1.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 11 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
14 10 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
15 7 (0.50%) Dropbox
16 4 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
16 4 (0.29%) Amazon S3
17 3 (0.22%) GitHub
17 3 (0.22%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 946 (67.96%) Skype
2 309 (22.20%) DNS
3 288 (20.69%) DHCP
4 224 (16.09%) Firewall
5 219 (15.73%) Unified Communications
6 168 (12.07%) WAN
7 164 (11.78%) LAN
8 150 (10.78%) VoIP
9 139 (9.99%) TCP/IP
10 127 (9.12%) VPN
11 117 (8.41%) SAN
12 115 (8.26%) PBX
13 80 (5.75%) Wireless
14 71 (5.10%) MPLS
15 60 (4.31%) PSTN
16 54 (3.88%) Cisco ASA
16 54 (3.88%) ISDN
17 51 (3.66%) Internet
18 50 (3.59%) Remote Desktop
19 46 (3.30%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (15.66%) SQL Server
2 49 (3.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 37 (2.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (1.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 18 (1.29%) SQL Server 2014
5 14 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
6 9 (0.65%) MySQL
7 6 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (0.36%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (0.29%) Big Data
10 2 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.14%) MS Access
10 2 (0.14%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.14%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.14%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.072%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.072%) DB2
11 1 (0.072%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.072%) Oracle Reports
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
1 210 (15.09%) Finance
2 83 (5.96%) Retail
3 78 (5.60%) Telecoms
4 69 (4.96%) Banking
5 54 (3.88%) Investment Banking
6 52 (3.74%) Law
7 48 (3.45%) Retail Banking
8 30 (2.16%) Legal
9 25 (1.80%) Marketing
10 22 (1.58%) Advertising
11 19 (1.36%) 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 (14.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 194 (13.94%) Support Engineer
3 182 (13.07%) Analyst
4 125 (8.98%) Consultant
5 88 (6.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 85 (6.11%) IT Engineer
7 82 (5.89%) 2nd Line Support
7 82 (5.89%) 3rd Line Support
8 75 (5.39%) IT Support
9 70 (5.03%) Exchange Engineer
9 70 (5.03%) Lync Engineer
10 67 (4.81%) Windows Engineer
11 66 (4.74%) Support Analyst
11 66 (4.74%) Unified Communications Engineer
12 64 (4.60%) Office 365 Engineer
13 61 (4.38%) Systems Engineer
14 59 (4.24%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 56 (4.02%) IT Support Engineer
16 54 (3.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 54 (3.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (2.51%) .NET
2 20 (1.44%) Software Packaging
3 19 (1.36%) Web Services
4 16 (1.15%) XMPP
5 13 (0.93%) ASP.NET
6 12 (0.86%) REST
6 12 (0.86%) XML
7 9 (0.65%) JSON
7 9 (0.65%) RESTful
8 8 (0.57%) .NET Framework
9 6 (0.43%) HTML
10 5 (0.36%) J2EE
11 4 (0.29%) COM
11 4 (0.29%) CSS
12 3 (0.22%) ASP.NET Web API
12 3 (0.22%) Middleware
12 3 (0.22%) SOAP
13 2 (0.14%) CSS3
13 2 (0.14%) HTML5 Canvas
13 2 (0.14%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 132 (9.48%) Blackberry
2 123 (8.84%) Data Centre
3 92 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
4 78 (5.60%) 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 34 (2.44%) Computer Science
12 27 (1.94%) 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
18 12 (0.86%) Enterprise Storage
18 12 (0.86%) iPhone
18 12 (0.86%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 902 (64.80%) Windows
2 576 (41.38%) Windows Server
3 292 (20.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 249 (17.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 219 (15.73%) Windows 7
6 130 (9.34%) Windows 10
7 126 (9.05%) Linux
8 95 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 70 (5.03%) 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 26 (1.87%) Unix
14 26 (1.87%) Windows XP
15 24 (1.72%) Mac OS
16 15 (1.08%) Windows Phone
17 13 (0.93%) Windows Vista
18 10 (0.72%) Ubuntu
19 8 (0.57%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 338 (24.28%) ITIL
2 116 (8.33%) Migration
3 109 (7.83%) Presales
4 106 (7.61%) Mentoring
5 80 (5.75%) Service Delivery
6 78 (5.60%) Service Management
7 73 (5.24%) Asset Management
8 69 (4.96%) Identity Management
9 67 (4.81%) Continuous Improvement
10 58 (4.17%) High Availability
11 54 (3.88%) Project Management
12 53 (3.81%) 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 (3.30%) Time Management
15 43 (3.09%) Agile Software Development
16 42 (3.02%) Problem Management
17 41 (2.95%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 237 (17.03%) PowerShell
2 177 (12.72%) SQL
3 26 (1.87%) VB
3 26 (1.87%) VBScript
4 22 (1.58%) C#
5 16 (1.15%) C
6 9 (0.65%) 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
1 240 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 202 (14.51%) MCSE
3 99 (7.11%) Degree
4 88 (6.32%) Cisco Certification
5 74 (5.32%) MCSA
6 67 (4.81%) CCNA
7 62 (4.45%) Security Cleared
8 56 (4.02%) MCITP
9 53 (3.81%) SC Cleared
10 47 (3.38%) CCNP
11 45 (3.23%) 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 12 (0.86%) CCIE
17 11 (0.79%) MCTS
18 9 (0.65%) DV Cleared
19 8 (0.57%) A+ Certification
19 8 (0.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (4.96%) 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
1 811 (58.26%) Active Directory
2 349 (25.07%) Hyper-V
3 332 (23.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 180 (12.93%) XenApp
5 113 (8.12%) XenDesktop
6 101 (7.26%) vSphere
7 72 (5.17%) 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 (0.57%) 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 3 (0.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 3 (0.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 274 (19.68%) 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 (1.72%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 24 (1.72%) vCenter Server
9 23 (1.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 21 (1.51%) Norton AntiVirus
11 18 (1.29%) Cisco CUCM
11 18 (1.29%) Failover Clustering
12 15 (1.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 14 (1.01%) Nagios
13 14 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
14 12 (0.86%) Cisco UCCX
15 10 (0.72%) Ansible
15 10 (0.72%) SCOrch
16 9 (0.65%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 1038 (74.57%) Microsoft
2 502 (36.06%) VMware
3 328 (23.56%) Cisco
4 308 (22.13%) Citrix
5 142 (10.20%) HP
6 101 (7.26%) Apple
7 94 (6.75%) NetApp
8 70 (5.03%) Avaya
9 58 (4.17%) EMC
9 58 (4.17%) Polycom
10 53 (3.81%) Symantec
11 52 (3.74%) Dell
12 51 (3.66%) Mitel
13 46 (3.30%) Juniper
14 42 (3.02%) CheckPoint
15 39 (2.80%) AppSense
15 39 (2.80%) Sonus
16 38 (2.73%) Veeam
17 37 (2.66%) ServiceNow
17 37 (2.66%) SolarWinds
London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Salary: £40,000 per annum plus on call and flexible benefits package
Posted: 4 hours ago
Billingshurst, West Sussex
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £27,000 per annum Dependent on Experience + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
West London
Robert Half
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + 25-30% Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 8 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £33000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + + Benefits + OnCall
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Networkers
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NHS Blood And Transplant
Salary: From £40,428 to £48,514 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
The North Starr
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + 20% commission
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + On Call + Over Time
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Car Allowance, Training, Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £39000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Northamptonshire
Executive Resource Group
Salary: £40000.00 per annum + Pension + Life Assurance
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + 7.5%
Posted: 4 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Brand Learning
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £60,000-£75,000 + Benefits and bonus (depending on experience)
Posted: 5 days ago