The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT jobs advertised for the Coventry region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 71 66 51
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -15
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 4 8 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 0.52% 1.22% 0.94%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.55% 4.82% 4.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3 8 3
Average salary £35,000 £43,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.54% -8.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,800 £37,350 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £62,500 £49,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -10.52%
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 Coventry region.

Application Platforms Category
Coventry
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
157 166 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 20.47% 25.30% 19.92%
Number of salaries quoted 105 131 97
Average salary £40,000 £42,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +29.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,550 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the Coventry region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Skype for Business Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

Skype for Business
Salary Trend in Coventry

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

Skype for Business Salary Trend in Coventry

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the Coventry region citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Skype for Business.

1 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) DHCP
2 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (75.00%) DNS
2 3 (75.00%) AirWatch
3 2 (50.00%) NICE Systems
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) FortiGate
3 2 (50.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (50.00%) Skype
3 2 (50.00%) Network Load Balancing
3 2 (50.00%) Avaya
3 2 (50.00%) SAN
3 2 (50.00%) Aruba
3 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (50.00%) Office 365
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (50.00%) LAN
3 2 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (25.00%) Replication
4 1 (25.00%) VMware

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the Coventry region citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Skype for Business. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) DHCP
1 3 (75.00%) DNS
1 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) SAN
2 2 (50.00%) Skype
2 2 (50.00%) WAN
2 2 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (25.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (25.00%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Communications Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 2 (50.00%) Network Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) VB
1 1 (25.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (25.00%) MCSA
2 1 (25.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
2 1 (25.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) AirWatch
2 2 (50.00%) FortiGate
3 1 (25.00%) NetBackup
3 1 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (25.00%) SCCM
3 1 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) Aruba
2 2 (50.00%) Avaya
2 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) NICE Systems
3 1 (25.00%) EMC
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) NetApp
3 1 (25.00%) Sophos
3 1 (25.00%) Symantec
3 1 (25.00%) VMware