The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT jobs advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 67 - 63
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 3 0 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.48% - 1.13%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.13% - 9.23%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 6
Average salary £38,000 - £25,000
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 Staffordshire region.

Application Platforms Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
96 91 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 15.48% 16.91% 12.26%
Number of salaries quoted 88 89 55
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% +36.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,550 £21,000 £21,781
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £37,500 £42,200
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

Skype for Business Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Skype for Business
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

Skype for Business Salary Trend in Staffordshire

Skype for Business
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Skype for Business within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Burton-upon-Trent - 2 £38,000 -
Lichfield - 1 £45,000 -
Skype for Business
West Midlands

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) MS Office
2 4 (66.67%) Unified Communications
2 4 (66.67%) Office 365
3 3 (50.00%) Skype
3 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (33.33%) VoIP
4 2 (33.33%) MCSE
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (16.67%) Presales
5 1 (16.67%) MCITP
5 1 (16.67%) SCCM
5 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
5 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
5 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (16.67%) Clustering
5 1 (16.67%) Firewall

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (66.67%) Office 365
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) Unified Communications
2 3 (50.00%) Skype
3 2 (33.33%) VoIP
4 1 (16.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Graduate
1 2 (33.33%) IT Graduate
1 2 (33.33%) Office 365 Specialist
1 2 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 2 (33.33%) SharePoint Project Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Technical Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Technical Project Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Unified Communications Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Lync Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Presales
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) MCSE
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) MCITP
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix