The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT jobs advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank - 35 30
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 0 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands - 1.75% 1.68%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 10.34% 20.00%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 1
Average salary - £36,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -39.16%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -10.52%
Skype for Business
England

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

Application Platforms Category
Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
26 29 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 21.14% 16.96% 8.38%
Number of salaries quoted 24 27 9
Average salary £52,000 £37,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.66% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £25,000 £32,300
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £60,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

Skype for Business Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Skype for Business
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Skype for Business Salary Trend in the Midlands

Skype for Business
Top 4 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the Midlands 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 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the Midlands 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Cloud Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Package Solution Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Solutions Consultant
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft