Period
to 6 May 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 6 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
UK
6 months to
6 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 681 442 453
Rank change year-on-year -239 +11 +7
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 203 651 989
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.64% 0.67%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.70% 4.43% 4.36%
Number of salaries quoted 141 494 745
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,075 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £31,951 £31,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £45,891
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -1.94% +1.98%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - -5.56% +12.50%

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 11,976 14,682 22,692
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.60% 14.37% 15.44%
Number of salaries quoted 8,990 11,742 17,940
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £28,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%

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 6 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Skype for Business in the UK

Skype for Business
Top 15 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 6 May 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 -227 152 £47,500 +5.56% 35
UK excluding London -146 99 £42,500 - 25
London -104 74 £60,000 +9.09% 13
Work from Home -181 60 £60,000 -11.11% 27
South East +10 27 £38,125 -10.29% 6
East of England +31 17 £52,500 +27.27%
Scotland -26 16 £52,500 +36.62% 3
South West -42 14 £47,500 +22.58% 7
North of England -88 10 £37,500 -5.06% 3
Midlands -24 9 £35,000 -30.00% 6
Wales +21 8 £40,000 -5.88%
West Midlands -26 6 £35,000 -37.40% 4
Yorkshire -36 5 £32,500 -16.67% 1
North West -39 5 £65,000 +66.27% 1
East Midlands -8 3 - - 2

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 194 (95.57%) Skype
2 170 (83.74%) Microsoft
3 132 (65.02%) Microsoft 365
4 127 (62.56%) Active Directory
5 103 (50.74%) Windows
6 72 (35.47%) Social Skills
7 65 (32.02%) Azure
8 55 (27.09%) Windows Server
9 53 (26.11%) VMware
10 50 (24.63%) ITIL
11 48 (23.65%) SharePoint
12 47 (23.15%) Cisco
12 47 (23.15%) Problem-Solving
12 47 (23.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 46 (22.66%) DNS
14 45 (22.17%) Microsoft Office
15 43 (21.18%) MS Exchange
15 43 (21.18%) Unified Communications
16 41 (20.20%) SQL Server
17 40 (19.70%) Migration
18 39 (19.21%) VMware Infrastructure
19 37 (18.23%) PowerShell
19 37 (18.23%) Hyper-V
20 36 (17.73%) SCCM
20 36 (17.73%) Degree
21 35 (17.24%) DHCP
22 30 (14.78%) Microsoft Certification
23 29 (14.29%) Finance
23 29 (14.29%) Microsoft Intune
24 28 (13.79%) MCSE

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 48 (23.65%) SharePoint
2 43 (21.18%) MS Exchange
3 16 (7.88%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (3.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (3.45%) IIS
6 6 (2.96%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.99%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 45 (22.17%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (5.42%) MS Visio
3 6 (2.96%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (1.48%) Siemens NX
5 3 (1.48%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 5 (2.46%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (1.48%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.48%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (1.48%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 132 (65.02%) Microsoft 365
2 65 (32.02%) Azure
3 27 (13.30%) AWS
4 23 (11.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 17 (8.37%) OneDrive
6 13 (6.40%) IaaS
7 11 (5.42%) PaaS
8 9 (4.43%) SaaS
9 5 (2.46%) GCP
9 5 (2.46%) Route 53
9 5 (2.46%) Slack
10 4 (1.97%) Power Platform
11 2 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.99%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.99%) Yammer
12 1 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.49%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 194 (95.57%) Skype
2 46 (22.66%) DNS
3 43 (21.18%) Unified Communications
4 35 (17.24%) DHCP
5 26 (12.81%) WebEx
6 24 (11.82%) Firewall
7 23 (11.33%) PBX
8 22 (10.84%) SAN
8 22 (10.84%) TCP/IP
9 20 (9.85%) Wireless
10 16 (7.88%) VoIP
11 15 (7.39%) WAN
12 14 (6.90%) LAN
12 14 (6.90%) Wi-Fi
13 12 (5.91%) VPN
14 11 (5.42%) Network Security
15 9 (4.43%) MPLS
16 8 (3.94%) SD-WAN
17 6 (2.96%) SMTP
18 5 (2.46%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (20.20%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.46%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.48%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (1.48%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.99%) Power BI
5 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 4 (1.97%) JIRA
2 3 (1.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 72 (35.47%) Social Skills
2 29 (14.29%) Finance
3 25 (12.32%) Telecoms
4 14 (6.90%) Public Sector
5 13 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (5.42%) Manufacturing
7 9 (4.43%) Marketing
8 8 (3.94%) Banking
8 8 (3.94%) Electronics
9 6 (2.96%) Retail
10 5 (2.46%) Automotive
10 5 (2.46%) Influencing Skills
10 5 (2.46%) Military
11 4 (1.97%) Aerospace
11 4 (1.97%) Legal
12 3 (1.48%) Back Office
12 3 (1.48%) Czech Language
12 3 (1.48%) Local Government
13 2 (0.99%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.99%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 36 (17.73%) Support Engineer
2 30 (14.78%) Consultant
3 27 (13.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 22 (10.84%) IT Engineer
5 16 (7.88%) Applications Engineer
6 14 (6.90%) Desktop Support
6 14 (6.90%) Unified Communications Engineer
7 13 (6.40%) Architect
8 12 (5.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 12 (5.91%) 3rd Line Support
8 12 (5.91%) Analyst
9 10 (4.93%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 10 (4.93%) Microsoft 365 Architect
9 10 (4.93%) Network Engineer
9 10 (4.93%) Support Analyst
10 9 (4.43%) Desktop Engineer
10 9 (4.43%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 9 (4.43%) IT Support
11 8 (3.94%) Infrastructure Support
11 8 (3.94%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.48%) Web Services
2 2 (0.99%) .NET
2 2 (0.99%) WebRTC
3 1 (0.49%) COM
3 1 (0.49%) LDAP
3 1 (0.49%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.30%) User Experience
2 23 (11.33%) Management Information System
3 21 (10.34%) Clustering
4 17 (8.37%) BYOD
5 16 (7.88%) Data Centre
6 15 (7.39%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (3.94%) Microsoft Licensing
8 7 (3.45%) Public Cloud
9 5 (2.46%) Blackberry
9 5 (2.46%) Driving Licence
10 4 (1.97%) Replication
11 3 (1.48%) CCTV
11 3 (1.48%) Hedge funds
12 2 (0.99%) EMC VNX
12 2 (0.99%) Handset
12 2 (0.99%) iPhone
12 2 (0.99%) PKI
12 2 (0.99%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.99%) Symmetrix
12 2 (0.99%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 103 (50.74%) Windows
2 55 (27.09%) Windows Server
3 25 (12.32%) Windows 10
4 17 (8.37%) Linux
5 15 (7.39%) Windows 7
6 12 (5.91%) Android
6 12 (5.91%) Windows Server 2016
7 11 (5.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (3.45%) Apple iOS
8 7 (3.45%) Mac OS X
8 7 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (2.46%) Mac OS
9 5 (2.46%) Windows Server 2019
10 4 (1.97%) Unix
10 4 (1.97%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.48%) Solaris
12 2 (0.99%) CentOS
13 1 (0.49%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (24.63%) ITIL
2 47 (23.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 47 (23.15%) Problem-Solving
3 40 (19.70%) Migration
4 19 (9.36%) Time Management
5 18 (8.87%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (8.87%) Change Management
5 18 (8.87%) Decision-Making
6 17 (8.37%) Root Cause Analysis
6 17 (8.37%) Service Delivery
7 16 (7.88%) Contract Negotiation
8 15 (7.39%) Conflict Resolution
8 15 (7.39%) Data Analysis
9 14 (6.90%) Performance Analysis
10 13 (6.40%) Computer Science
10 13 (6.40%) Identity Management
10 13 (6.40%) Service Management
11 12 (5.91%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (5.91%) Mentoring
12 9 (4.43%) Content Development
Programming Languages
1 37 (18.23%) PowerShell
2 24 (11.82%) SQL
3 12 (5.91%) Python
4 4 (1.97%) C
4 4 (1.97%) VBScript
5 3 (1.48%) VB
6 1 (0.49%) AWK
6 1 (0.49%) C#
6 1 (0.49%) C++
6 1 (0.49%) Perl
6 1 (0.49%) sed
6 1 (0.49%) VC++
Qualifications
1 36 (17.73%) Degree
2 30 (14.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 28 (13.79%) MCSE
4 26 (12.81%) MCP
5 25 (12.32%) MCSA
6 21 (10.34%) Security Cleared
7 20 (9.85%) MCITP
8 18 (8.87%) MCTS
9 12 (5.91%) SC Cleared
10 10 (4.93%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (3.45%) DV Cleared
12 6 (2.96%) CCNP
13 5 (2.46%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (2.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 4 (1.97%) BPSS Clearance
14 4 (1.97%) CCNA
15 3 (1.48%) A+ Certification
15 3 (1.48%) CCA
15 3 (1.48%) Citrix Certification
15 3 (1.48%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.37%) GDPR
2 15 (7.39%) COBIT
3 14 (6.90%) SLA
4 4 (1.97%) PMO
5 3 (1.48%) QA
6 1 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 127 (62.56%) Active Directory
2 39 (19.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (18.23%) Hyper-V
4 12 (5.91%) vSphere
5 11 (5.42%) XenApp
6 7 (3.45%) XenDesktop
7 5 (2.46%) BitLocker
7 5 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.97%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (1.48%) DFS Replication
9 3 (1.48%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (1.48%) Terminal Services
9 3 (1.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 3 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (1.48%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 36 (17.73%) SCCM
2 29 (14.29%) Microsoft Intune
3 17 (8.37%) SCOM
4 15 (7.39%) IBM BigFix
5 8 (3.94%) WSUS
6 7 (3.45%) Nagios
7 6 (2.96%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 6 (2.96%) SCVMM
8 5 (2.46%) Ansible
8 5 (2.46%) NetBackup
8 5 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (2.46%) Puppet
9 4 (1.97%) Failover Clustering
9 4 (1.97%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (1.48%) Backup Exec
10 3 (1.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 3 (1.48%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (1.48%) OfficeScan
10 3 (1.48%) Trend Micro Deep Security
10 3 (1.48%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 170 (83.74%) Microsoft
2 53 (26.11%) VMware
3 47 (23.15%) Cisco
4 23 (11.33%) Citrix
4 23 (11.33%) ServiceNow
5 22 (10.84%) Oracle
6 18 (8.87%) Acme Packet
7 17 (8.37%) IBM
7 17 (8.37%) Polycom
7 17 (8.37%) Salesforce.com
7 17 (8.37%) SAP
7 17 (8.37%) Yealink
8 13 (6.40%) Avaya
9 11 (5.42%) Dell
10 9 (4.43%) HP
11 8 (3.94%) Palo Alto
12 7 (3.45%) Hitachi
13 6 (2.96%) Sophos
13 6 (2.96%) Sun
13 6 (2.96%) Xerox