The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 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 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
England / Yorkshire
Rank 217 180 197
Rank change year-on-year -37 +17  
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 21 79 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.39% 1.23% 1.02%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.45% 6.65% 5.19%
Number of salaries quoted 17 59 55
Median salary £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.64% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £31,500 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,200 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £42,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year +3.52% -1.16%  

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

Application Platform Skills
Yorkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 856 1188 1445
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 15.95% 18.42% 19.59%
Number of salaries quoted 735 973 1140
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire

Skype for Business
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

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

Salary trend for Skype for Business in Yorkshire

Skype for Business
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in Yorkshire over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Skype for Business in Yorkshire

Skype for Business
Job Locations in Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
West Yorkshire -22 15 £50,000 +17.64%
South Yorkshire +5 4 £50,000 +65.28%
North Yorkshire -10 2 £30,500 -44.54%
Skype for Business
England

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 38 (88.37%) Windows
2 35 (81.40%) Active Directory
3 30 (69.77%) Microsoft
4 29 (67.44%) SharePoint
5 28 (65.12%) MS Exchange
6 27 (62.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (58.14%) Windows Server
8 24 (55.81%) VMware
9 23 (53.49%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (44.19%) VMware Infrastructure
10 19 (44.19%) ITIL
10 19 (44.19%) Windows Server 2003
11 18 (41.86%) Linux
11 18 (41.86%) Exchange Server 2010
11 18 (41.86%) Exchange Server 2013
12 17 (39.53%) SQL Server
12 17 (39.53%) Citrix
13 16 (37.21%) MS Excel
13 16 (37.21%) IIS
13 16 (37.21%) Microsoft Azure
14 15 (34.88%) Hyper-V
14 15 (34.88%) SQL Server 2008
14 15 (34.88%) Unix
14 15 (34.88%) DNS
14 15 (34.88%) Disaster Recovery
14 15 (34.88%) Exchange Server 2007
15 14 (32.56%) Data Centre
16 13 (30.23%) Dell Compellent
16 13 (30.23%) Nimble Storage
16 13 (30.23%) Office 365

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire 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 29 (67.44%) SharePoint
2 28 (65.12%) MS Exchange
3 18 (41.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (41.86%) Exchange Server 2013
4 16 (37.21%) IIS
5 15 (34.88%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (11.63%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (6.98%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 16 (37.21%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.65%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (37.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (30.23%) Office 365
3 1 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 15 (34.88%) DNS
2 13 (30.23%) SAN
2 13 (30.23%) VoIP
3 12 (27.91%) DHCP
4 11 (25.58%) ISDN
4 11 (25.58%) VPN
5 9 (20.93%) NAS
5 9 (20.93%) Skype
6 7 (16.28%) LAN
6 7 (16.28%) WAN
7 4 (9.30%) Firewall
7 4 (9.30%) MPLS
8 3 (6.98%) Intranet
8 3 (6.98%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (4.65%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (4.65%) IP Telephony
9 2 (4.65%) Wireless
10 1 (2.33%) DSL
10 1 (2.33%) OSPF
10 1 (2.33%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (39.53%) SQL Server
2 15 (34.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (20.93%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (20.93%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (4.65%) Amazon RDS
General
1 5 (11.63%) Finance
2 4 (9.30%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (30.23%) Exchange Engineer
2 11 (25.58%) Citrix Engineer
2 11 (25.58%) VMware Engineer
3 10 (23.26%) Active Directory Engineer
4 9 (20.93%) Citrix Server Engineer
4 9 (20.93%) SAN Engineer
4 9 (20.93%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
4 9 (20.93%) Senior Citrix Engineer
4 9 (20.93%) Senior Exchange Engineer
4 9 (20.93%) Senior Technical Engineer
4 9 (20.93%) Senior VMware Engineer
4 9 (20.93%) Support Engineer
4 9 (20.93%) Technical Engineer
5 5 (11.63%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 5 (11.63%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (11.63%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (11.63%) Architect
5 5 (11.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (11.63%) Windows Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) .NET
1 1 (2.33%) COM
1 1 (2.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (32.56%) Data Centre
2 9 (20.93%) Clustering
3 6 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (9.30%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (9.30%) Private Cloud
4 4 (9.30%) Public Cloud
5 3 (6.98%) Client/Server
5 3 (6.98%) Management Information System
5 3 (6.98%) PKI
6 2 (4.65%) Blackberry
6 2 (4.65%) Driving Licence
6 2 (4.65%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 38 (88.37%) Windows
2 27 (62.79%) Windows Server 2012
3 25 (58.14%) Windows Server
4 23 (53.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (44.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (41.86%) Linux
7 15 (34.88%) Unix
8 10 (23.26%) Windows 7
9 6 (13.95%) Windows 10
9 6 (13.95%) Windows 8
10 2 (4.65%) Windows Vista
10 2 (4.65%) Windows XP
11 1 (2.33%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (44.19%) ITIL
2 15 (34.88%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (30.23%) Presales
3 13 (30.23%) Technical Architecture
4 12 (27.91%) Service Delivery
5 9 (20.93%) Change Control
6 7 (16.28%) Process Improvement
7 6 (13.95%) High Availability
8 5 (11.63%) Change Management
8 5 (11.63%) Mentoring
9 4 (9.30%) Document Management
9 4 (9.30%) Information Security
9 4 (9.30%) Infrastructure Management
9 4 (9.30%) IT Strategy
10 3 (6.98%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (6.98%) Configuration Management
10 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Monitoring
10 3 (6.98%) Mobile Device Management
10 3 (6.98%) Service Management
11 2 (4.65%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) MCSE
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared
1 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.33%) CCNP
3 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.28%) SLA
2 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 35 (81.40%) Active Directory
2 19 (44.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (34.88%) Hyper-V
4 10 (23.26%) XenApp
5 4 (9.30%) vSphere
6 2 (4.65%) Firmware
6 2 (4.65%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) SCOM
2 5 (11.63%) SCCM
3 4 (9.30%) Backup Exec
3 4 (9.30%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.33%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 30 (69.77%) Microsoft
2 24 (55.81%) VMware
3 17 (39.53%) Citrix
4 13 (30.23%) CommVault
4 13 (30.23%) Dell Compellent
4 13 (30.23%) NetApp
4 13 (30.23%) Nimble Storage
5 9 (20.93%) Civica
6 7 (16.28%) Cisco
7 6 (13.95%) Avaya
8 4 (9.30%) Vignette
9 2 (4.65%) MobileIron
10 1 (2.33%) Apple
10 1 (2.33%) BT
10 1 (2.33%) Dell
10 1 (2.33%) Intel Security
10 1 (2.33%) Juniper
10 1 (2.33%) LANDesk
10 1 (2.33%) Palo Alto