The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Watford 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 29 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Hertfordshire / Watford
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 55 55
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 10 5 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 1.75% 0.92% 2.42%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.01% 5.43% 7.10%
Number of salaries quoted 5 5 13
Median salary £50,000 £44,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.35% -19.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £24,500 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £46,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  

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 Watford with a requirement for application platform skills.

Application Platform Skills
Watford
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 111 92 183
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 19.47% 17.01% 34.01%
Number of salaries quoted 89 55 139
Median salary £50,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford 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 Watford

Skype for Business
Salary Trend in Watford

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

Salary trend for Skype for Business in Watford

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 Watford region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 17 (80.95%) Windows
1 17 (80.95%) Microsoft
1 17 (80.95%) Active Directory
1 17 (80.95%) Windows Server
2 16 (76.19%) Office 365
2 16 (76.19%) Linux
2 16 (76.19%) ITIL
2 16 (76.19%) DHCP
2 16 (76.19%) VPN
2 16 (76.19%) DNS
2 16 (76.19%) VMware
2 16 (76.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (71.43%) Firewall
4 12 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (52.38%) Mentoring
5 11 (52.38%) Data Centre
5 11 (52.38%) Remote Desktop
5 11 (52.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (52.38%) Terminal Services
6 10 (47.62%) Skype
7 9 (42.86%) Coaching
7 9 (42.86%) PaaS
7 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (42.86%) MPLS
7 9 (42.86%) E-Commerce
7 9 (42.86%) MS Exchange
7 9 (42.86%) ISDN
7 9 (42.86%) LAN
7 9 (42.86%) PBX

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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 9 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.76%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (76.19%) Office 365
2 9 (42.86%) PaaS
3 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (23.81%) Mimecast
4 2 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (9.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (76.19%) DHCP
1 16 (76.19%) DNS
1 16 (76.19%) VPN
2 15 (71.43%) Firewall
3 11 (52.38%) Remote Desktop
4 10 (47.62%) Skype
5 9 (42.86%) ISDN
5 9 (42.86%) LAN
5 9 (42.86%) MPLS
5 9 (42.86%) PBX
5 9 (42.86%) VLAN
5 9 (42.86%) VoIP
5 9 (42.86%) WAN
6 7 (33.33%) Unified Communications
7 5 (23.81%) SAN
8 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
9 1 (4.76%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (42.86%) Retail
2 4 (19.05%) Games
3 1 (4.76%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (66.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 11 (52.38%) Active Directory Support
3 9 (42.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 9 (42.86%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 9 (42.86%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 9 (42.86%) Active Directory Engineer
3 9 (42.86%) Active Directory Support Engineer
3 9 (42.86%) Infrastructure Support
3 9 (42.86%) Office 365 Engineer
3 9 (42.86%) Support Engineer
4 7 (33.33%) Exchange Support
5 5 (23.81%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 5 (23.81%) 3rd Line Server Support
5 5 (23.81%) Exchange Engineer
5 5 (23.81%) Server Engineer
5 5 (23.81%) Server Support
5 5 (23.81%) Windows Engineer
5 5 (23.81%) Windows Server Engineer
5 5 (23.81%) Windows Server Support
5 5 (23.81%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 11 (52.38%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.52%) Handset
3 1 (4.76%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 17 (80.95%) Windows
1 17 (80.95%) Windows Server
2 16 (76.19%) Linux
3 12 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (52.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (23.81%) Mac OS X
7 2 (9.52%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (76.19%) ITIL
2 11 (52.38%) Mentoring
3 9 (42.86%) Coaching
3 9 (42.86%) E-Commerce
4 5 (23.81%) Business Continuity
4 5 (23.81%) Capacity Management
4 5 (23.81%) Kalman Filter
4 5 (23.81%) Mathematics
4 5 (23.81%) Web Filtering
5 3 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (14.29%) Performance Management
6 2 (9.52%) BCP
6 2 (9.52%) Information Security
6 2 (9.52%) Line Management
6 2 (9.52%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (9.52%) Problem Management
6 2 (9.52%) Resource Management
7 1 (4.76%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) C
2 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) MCSE
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 17 (80.95%) Active Directory
2 16 (76.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (52.38%) Terminal Services
4 9 (42.86%) VMware ESX
5 7 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (23.81%) Hyper-V
7 2 (9.52%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (9.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) Backup Exec
2 4 (19.05%) WSUS
3 3 (14.29%) SCOM
4 2 (9.52%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 17 (80.95%) Microsoft
2 16 (76.19%) VMware
3 5 (23.81%) CheckPoint
3 5 (23.81%) Cisco
3 5 (23.81%) Citrix
3 5 (23.81%) Dell
3 5 (23.81%) HP
3 5 (23.81%) NetApp
3 5 (23.81%) Veeam