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The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 11 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
11 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 815 585 258
Rank change year-on-year -230 -327 -5
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 64 55 48
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.084% 0.13% 0.54%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.67% 1.01% 4.62%
Number of salaries quoted 62 51 32
10th Percentile £32,642 £30,000 £36,750
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,000 £53,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £57,500 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.35% -17.86% +30.23%
75th Percentile £59,688 £76,250 £77,500
90th Percentile £61,000 £87,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,200 £46,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.96% -7.00% +11.11%

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 WFH option and a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 9,591 5,458 1,040
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 12.65% 13.40% 11.78%
Number of salaries quoted 5,070 3,841 878
10th Percentile £32,750 £31,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% -
75th Percentile £77,500 £71,250 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

Skype for Business
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing Skype for Business as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Skype for Business trend for jobs with a WFH option

Skype for Business
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Skype for Business.

Skype for Business salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Skype for Business
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Skype for Business over the 6 months to 11 August 2022.

Skype for Business salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 11 August 2022, Skype for Business job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 61 (95.31%) Skype
2 45 (70.31%) Active Directory
3 42 (65.63%) Microsoft
3 42 (65.63%) Windows
4 40 (62.50%) Microsoft 365
5 27 (42.19%) Azure
5 27 (42.19%) Social Skills
6 24 (37.50%) SharePoint
7 23 (35.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 22 (34.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (34.38%) Mentoring
9 19 (29.69%) ITIL
9 19 (29.69%) SCCM
10 18 (28.13%) Windows Server
11 17 (26.56%) Windows Server 2016
12 16 (25.00%) Windows Server 2019
12 16 (25.00%) Project Delivery
12 16 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
12 16 (25.00%) SQL
12 16 (25.00%) Change Management
13 14 (21.88%) Service Delivery
13 14 (21.88%) SQL Server
13 14 (21.88%) DNS
14 13 (20.31%) DHCP
14 13 (20.31%) Business Continuity
14 13 (20.31%) AWS
15 12 (18.75%) Incident Management
15 12 (18.75%) Hyper-V
15 12 (18.75%) SLA
15 12 (18.75%) Blackberry

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 24 (37.50%) SharePoint
2 6 (9.38%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (14.06%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 40 (62.50%) Microsoft 365
2 27 (42.19%) Azure
3 13 (20.31%) AWS
4 9 (14.06%) OneDrive
5 8 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (12.50%) Amazon S3
5 8 (12.50%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 8 (12.50%) AWS Lambda
5 8 (12.50%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 8 (12.50%) Route 53
5 8 (12.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 6 (9.38%) Serverless
7 4 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (4.69%) IaaS
8 3 (4.69%) PaaS
9 1 (1.56%) GCP
9 1 (1.56%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 61 (95.31%) Skype
2 14 (21.88%) DNS
3 13 (20.31%) DHCP
4 9 (14.06%) SAN
5 8 (12.50%) Unified Communications
6 6 (9.38%) VPN
7 5 (7.81%) VoIP
8 4 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (3.13%) Firewall
9 2 (3.13%) PBX
9 2 (3.13%) TCP/IP
10 1 (1.56%) H.323
10 1 (1.56%) Intranet
10 1 (1.56%) LAN
10 1 (1.56%) MPLS
10 1 (1.56%) PSTN
10 1 (1.56%) RTP
10 1 (1.56%) Structured Cabling
10 1 (1.56%) WAN
10 1 (1.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (21.88%) SQL Server
General
1 27 (42.19%) Social Skills
2 10 (15.63%) Organisational Skills
3 9 (14.06%) Retail
4 5 (7.81%) Law
5 4 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (6.25%) Finance
5 4 (6.25%) Public Sector
6 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.56%) Documentation Skills
7 1 (1.56%) Electronics
7 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.56%) Marketing
7 1 (1.56%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 22 (34.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (32.81%) Support Engineer
3 16 (25.00%) Cloud Engineer
3 16 (25.00%) IT Engineer
4 12 (18.75%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (17.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 11 (17.19%) Active Directory Engineer
5 11 (17.19%) Exchange Engineer
6 9 (14.06%) Azure Engineer
6 9 (14.06%) Consultant
7 8 (12.50%) Azure Consultant
7 8 (12.50%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (12.50%) Cloud Consultant
7 8 (12.50%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
7 8 (12.50%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (12.50%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 8 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support
7 8 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
7 8 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 8 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.56%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.75%) Blackberry
2 11 (17.19%) Replication
3 10 (15.63%) Data Centre
4 5 (7.81%) BYOD
4 5 (7.81%) e-Learning
5 3 (4.69%) PKI
6 2 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.56%) Clustering
7 1 (1.56%) iPhone
7 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.56%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 42 (65.63%) Windows
2 22 (34.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 18 (28.13%) Windows Server
4 17 (26.56%) Windows Server 2016
5 16 (25.00%) Windows Server 2019
6 10 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (12.50%) Windows 10
8 2 (3.13%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.56%) Android
9 1 (1.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (35.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 22 (34.38%) Mentoring
3 19 (29.69%) ITIL
4 16 (25.00%) Change Management
4 16 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 16 (25.00%) Project Delivery
5 14 (21.88%) Service Delivery
6 13 (20.31%) Business Continuity
7 12 (18.75%) Identity Management
7 12 (18.75%) Incident Management
8 11 (17.19%) Collaborative Working
9 10 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (15.63%) Time Management
10 8 (12.50%) Data Privacy
10 8 (12.50%) Presales
11 6 (9.38%) GAP Analysis
12 5 (7.81%) Stakeholder Management
13 4 (6.25%) Community of Practice
13 4 (6.25%) Disk Encryption
13 4 (6.25%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.00%) SQL
2 10 (15.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (17.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 9 (14.06%) Security Cleared
3 8 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 5 (7.81%) AWS Certification
5 1 (1.56%) Degree
5 1 (1.56%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.56%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.56%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (18.75%) SLA
2 1 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 45 (70.31%) Active Directory
2 12 (18.75%) Hyper-V
3 10 (15.63%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (7.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (4.69%) vSphere
6 2 (3.13%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (3.13%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 19 (29.69%) SCCM
2 11 (17.19%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 9 (14.06%) Microsoft Intune
4 8 (12.50%) SCOM
4 8 (12.50%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (4.69%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 42 (65.63%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.50%) CloudEndure
3 6 (9.38%) Citrix
3 6 (9.38%) VMware
4 5 (7.81%) ServiceNow
5 4 (6.25%) Aderant
5 4 (6.25%) Blue Coat
5 4 (6.25%) Cisco
5 4 (6.25%) Dell
5 4 (6.25%) iManage
5 4 (6.25%) Intapp
6 2 (3.13%) Mitel
6 2 (3.13%) Oracle
6 2 (3.13%) Polycom
7 1 (1.56%) Acme Packet
7 1 (1.56%) Google
7 1 (1.56%) Intel
7 1 (1.56%) SAP
7 1 (1.56%) Verint
7 1 (1.56%) Yealink