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 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 111 95 99
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +4
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 35 34 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.49% 1.72% 1.39%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.62% 9.63% 6.96%
Number of salaries quoted 29 23 27
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,198 £18,500 £42,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
Skype for Business
West Midlands

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
406 353 431
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.33% 17.88% 19.95%
Number of salaries quoted 294 301 367
Median salary £36,000 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £62,500
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
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016.

Skype for Business Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, 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 61 (79.22%) Microsoft
2 48 (62.34%) Active Directory
3 34 (44.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 32 (41.56%) VMware
5 27 (35.06%) Windows
6 25 (32.47%) Hyper-V
7 22 (28.57%) Skype
7 22 (28.57%) MS Exchange
8 20 (25.97%) SQL
8 20 (25.97%) VMware Infrastructure
8 20 (25.97%) Office 365
9 19 (24.68%) ITIL
9 19 (24.68%) MS Excel
9 19 (24.68%) Cisco
10 18 (23.38%) LAN
10 18 (23.38%) WAN
10 18 (23.38%) SCCM
11 17 (22.08%) Citrix
12 16 (20.78%) NetApp
12 16 (20.78%) Data Centre
13 15 (19.48%) Windows Server
14 14 (18.18%) Incident Management
15 13 (16.88%) Microsoft Certification
15 13 (16.88%) MCSE
15 13 (16.88%) Exchange Server 2013
16 12 (15.58%) Exchange Server 2010
16 12 (15.58%) 3PAR
16 12 (15.58%) SharePoint
16 12 (15.58%) EMC
16 12 (15.58%) Firewall

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 22 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 13 (16.88%) Exchange Server 2013
3 12 (15.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (15.58%) SharePoint
4 10 (12.99%) IIS
5 5 (6.49%) JBoss
5 5 (6.49%) Tomcat
5 5 (6.49%) WebSphere
6 4 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (3.90%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 19 (24.68%) MS Excel
2 8 (10.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 34 (44.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (25.97%) Office 365
3 11 (14.29%) IaaS
4 7 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (9.09%) OneDrive
5 6 (7.79%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (3.90%) Yammer
7 1 (1.30%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 22 (28.57%) Skype
2 18 (23.38%) LAN
2 18 (23.38%) WAN
3 12 (15.58%) Firewall
4 8 (10.39%) SAN
4 8 (10.39%) VoIP
4 8 (10.39%) Wireless
5 5 (6.49%) DHCP
5 5 (6.49%) DNS
5 5 (6.49%) MPLS
6 4 (5.19%) NAS
6 4 (5.19%) NetScaler
6 4 (5.19%) Network Security
6 4 (5.19%) Remote Desktop
6 4 (5.19%) WLAN
6 4 (5.19%) xDSL
7 3 (3.90%) SMTP
7 3 (3.90%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.30%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (1.30%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.99%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 12 (15.58%) French Language
2 11 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 9 (11.69%) German Language
4 4 (5.19%) Retail
5 3 (3.90%) Banking
5 3 (3.90%) Finance
5 3 (3.90%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.90%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (32.47%) Architect
2 13 (16.88%) Support Engineer
3 11 (14.29%) Enterprise Architect
3 11 (14.29%) Technical Leader
4 9 (11.69%) Technical Architect
5 8 (10.39%) Consultant
5 8 (10.39%) IT Engineer
5 8 (10.39%) IT Support
5 8 (10.39%) IT Support Engineer
6 6 (7.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (7.79%) Network Engineer
6 6 (7.79%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.49%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (5.19%) Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) Technical Consultant
9 3 (3.90%) Firewall Engineer
9 3 (3.90%) Network Support
9 3 (3.90%) Network Support Engineer
9 3 (3.90%) Technical Specialist
9 3 (3.90%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.78%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.49%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.90%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.90%) Clustering
3 3 (3.90%) Handset
3 3 (3.90%) Virtual Team
4 2 (2.60%) Replication
5 1 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 27 (35.06%) Windows
2 15 (19.48%) Windows Server
3 9 (11.69%) Windows 7
4 6 (7.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (6.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (5.19%) Linux
6 4 (5.19%) Unix
6 4 (5.19%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.68%) ITIL
2 14 (18.18%) Incident Management
3 11 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
3 11 (14.29%) TOGAF
4 10 (12.99%) Information Security
5 9 (11.69%) Migration
6 7 (9.09%) Presales
7 5 (6.49%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 5 (6.49%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 5 (6.49%) Validation
8 4 (5.19%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (5.19%) Time Management
9 3 (3.90%) Change Management
9 3 (3.90%) Coaching
9 3 (3.90%) Load Balancing
9 3 (3.90%) Problem Management
9 3 (3.90%) Service Delivery
9 3 (3.90%) Virtual Team Management
9 3 (3.90%) Wealth Management
9 3 (3.90%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 20 (25.97%) SQL
2 6 (7.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (16.88%) MCSE
1 13 (16.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (9.09%) MCSA
2 7 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 7 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 6 (7.79%) MCITP
4 3 (3.90%) CCNA
4 3 (3.90%) CCNP
4 3 (3.90%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.30%) Degree
5 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.49%) SLA
2 2 (2.60%) COBIT
System Software
1 48 (62.34%) Active Directory
2 25 (32.47%) Hyper-V
3 20 (25.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (15.58%) VMware Workstation
5 5 (6.49%) vSphere
5 5 (6.49%) XenApp
6 4 (5.19%) XenDesktop
6 4 (5.19%) XenServer
7 3 (3.90%) BitLocker
8 1 (1.30%) vCloud
8 1 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (23.38%) SCCM
2 10 (12.99%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 5 (6.49%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (5.19%) SCOM
5 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.30%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 61 (79.22%) Microsoft
2 32 (41.56%) VMware
3 19 (24.68%) Cisco
4 17 (22.08%) Citrix
5 16 (20.78%) NetApp
6 12 (15.58%) 3PAR
6 12 (15.58%) EMC
7 7 (9.09%) HP
8 4 (5.19%) Aerohive Networks
8 4 (5.19%) Dell
8 4 (5.19%) Ruckus Wireless
8 4 (5.19%) SolarWinds
8 4 (5.19%) SonicWALL
9 3 (3.90%) F5
9 3 (3.90%) Lotus
9 3 (3.90%) Palo Alto
10 2 (2.60%) BT
10 2 (2.60%) Casewise
10 2 (2.60%) IBM
11 1 (1.30%) Juniper