The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 115 104 102
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -2
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 9 30 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.50% 1.39% 1.29%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.15% 7.94% 6.67%
Number of salaries quoted 8 25 21
Median salary £54,250 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.21% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £51,900 £34,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,250 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Application Platforms Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
217 378 345
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 12.17% 17.45% 19.35%
Number of salaries quoted 159 347 304
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of job ads across the Birmingham region citing Skype for Business as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Skype for Business Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Skype for Business
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Skype for Business Salary Trend in Birmingham

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 27 (87.10%) Microsoft
2 20 (64.52%) MS Excel
2 20 (64.52%) VMware
3 17 (54.84%) VMware Workstation
3 17 (54.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (54.84%) 3PAR
3 17 (54.84%) SQL
3 17 (54.84%) EMC
3 17 (54.84%) NetApp
4 14 (45.16%) Skype
5 11 (35.48%) Office 365
6 9 (29.03%) Microsoft Azure
7 8 (25.81%) Windows
8 7 (22.58%) MCSE
8 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (19.35%) Firewall
9 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
9 6 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (16.13%) Windows Server
10 5 (16.13%) ITIL
11 4 (12.90%) MS Exchange
11 4 (12.90%) Hyper-V
11 4 (12.90%) Incident Management
12 3 (9.68%) VLAN
12 3 (9.68%) Ubuntu
12 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (9.68%) Retail
12 3 (9.68%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (9.68%) Video Conferencing

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 6 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (12.90%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 20 (64.52%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (35.48%) Office 365
2 9 (29.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (6.45%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 14 (45.16%) Skype
2 6 (19.35%) Firewall
3 3 (9.68%) BGP
3 3 (9.68%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (9.68%) OSPF
3 3 (9.68%) RIP
3 3 (9.68%) VLAN
3 3 (9.68%) VoIP
3 3 (9.68%) VPN
3 3 (9.68%) WAN
3 3 (9.68%) Wireless
4 2 (6.45%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
1 3 (9.68%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (51.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (48.39%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Consultant
3 4 (12.90%) Technical Leader
4 3 (9.68%) Network Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Exchange Architect
5 2 (6.45%) IT Manager
5 2 (6.45%) IT Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) Messaging Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Network Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Office 365 Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Office 365 Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Architect
6 1 (3.23%) Exchange Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) IT Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Fintech
1 3 (9.68%) Public Cloud
1 3 (9.68%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (6.45%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.81%) Windows
2 5 (16.13%) Windows Server
3 3 (9.68%) Linux
3 3 (9.68%) Ubuntu
3 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (6.45%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.13%) ITIL
2 4 (12.90%) Incident Management
3 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (9.68%) Customer Requirements
3 3 (9.68%) Migration
3 3 (9.68%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 3 (9.68%) Presales
3 3 (9.68%) Software Delivery
4 2 (6.45%) Data Protection
4 2 (6.45%) ITIL V3
4 2 (6.45%) Product Management
4 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 17 (54.84%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) MCSE
1 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (9.68%) MCSA
3 2 (6.45%) CCNP
3 2 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 17 (54.84%) VMware Infrastructure
1 17 (54.84%) VMware Workstation
2 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
3 4 (12.90%) Hyper-V
4 3 (9.68%) XenDesktop
5 2 (6.45%) BitLocker
5 2 (6.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (6.45%) SCCM
1 2 (6.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (87.10%) Microsoft
2 20 (64.52%) VMware
3 17 (54.84%) 3PAR
3 17 (54.84%) EMC
3 17 (54.84%) NetApp
4 3 (9.68%) Cisco
4 3 (9.68%) Citrix
4 3 (9.68%) HP
4 3 (9.68%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.23%) Polycom
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