The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
UK / Wales
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 95 87
Rank change year-on-year +8 -8  
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 2 5 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.21% 0.39% 1.40%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.41% 2.17% 10.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 16
Median salary £23,000 £34,439 £44,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -33.21% -23.04%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

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 advertised in Wales with a requirement for application platform skills.

Application Platform Skills
Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 142 230 200
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 14.56% 17.87% 13.99%
Number of salaries quoted 122 203 179
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,400 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,163 £44,000 £48,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales 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 Wales

Skype for Business
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Skype for Business in Wales.

Salary trend for Skype for Business in Wales

Skype for Business
Job Locations in Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 25 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
South Wales +19 2 £23,000 -33.21%
Skype for Business
UK

For the 6 months to 25 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 across the Wales region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 17 (100.00%) Skype
2 10 (58.82%) Billing
3 9 (52.94%) Telecoms
3 9 (52.94%) Unified Communications
4 6 (35.29%) ITIL
4 6 (35.29%) Cisco
4 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
5 5 (29.41%) CTI
5 5 (29.41%) Ericsson
5 5 (29.41%) MD110
5 5 (29.41%) Mitel
5 5 (29.41%) Statistics
5 5 (29.41%) QA
5 5 (29.41%) PABX
5 5 (29.41%) Office 365
5 5 (29.41%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (23.53%) WebEx
6 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
6 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
7 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
7 2 (11.76%) Coaching
8 1 (5.88%) Translating Business Requirements
8 1 (5.88%) Line Management
8 1 (5.88%) Social Media
8 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
8 1 (5.88%) Mac OS X

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (29.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (100.00%) Skype
2 9 (52.94%) Unified Communications
3 5 (29.41%) CTI
3 5 (29.41%) MD110
3 5 (29.41%) PABX
4 4 (23.53%) WebEx
5 1 (5.88%) VPN
General
1 10 (58.82%) Billing
2 9 (52.94%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Finance
3 1 (5.88%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Telephony Manager
2 4 (23.53%) UAT Manager
3 2 (11.76%) QA Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Team Leader
3 2 (11.76%) Test Automation Manager
4 1 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) Support Team Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Trainer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (29.41%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) e-Learning
3 1 (5.88%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Mac OS X
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) ITIL
2 5 (29.41%) Statistics
3 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
3 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Coaching
4 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.88%) CRM
5 1 (5.88%) Document Management
5 1 (5.88%) Line Management
5 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.88%) Service Management
5 1 (5.88%) Translating Business Requirements
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Cisco
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) Ericsson
2 5 (29.41%) Mitel
3 1 (5.88%) Adobe
3 1 (5.88%) Citrix