The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands 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)
England / West Midlands
Rank 195 192 195
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 14 47 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.30% 0.79% 0.53%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.16% 4.30% 2.90%
Number of salaries quoted 13 37 25
Median salary £52,500 £45,000 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £33,800 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £64,750
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 West Midlands region.

Application Platforms Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
647 1094 931
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.75% 18.45% 18.37%
Number of salaries quoted 524 883 804
Median salary £36,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £58,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands 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 the West Midlands

Skype for Business
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Skype for Business Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Skype for Business
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017.

Skype for Business Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Skype for Business
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Skype for Business within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -11 9 £54,250 +14.21% 2
Staffordshire +10 2 £45,000 +18.42% 1
Worcestershire -7 2 £43,750 -2.77%
Solihull - 1 £35,000 -
Skype for Business
England

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 44 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 29 (52.73%) Skype
3 26 (47.27%) VMware
4 24 (43.64%) MS Excel
5 22 (40.00%) Office 365
6 21 (38.18%) VMware Infrastructure
7 20 (36.36%) Active Directory
8 19 (34.55%) SQL
9 18 (32.73%) Windows
9 18 (32.73%) EMC
9 18 (32.73%) NetApp
9 18 (32.73%) 3PAR
10 17 (30.91%) VMware Workstation
11 16 (29.09%) Microsoft Azure
12 15 (27.27%) Hyper-V
13 14 (25.45%) Windows Server
14 13 (23.64%) Cisco
15 12 (21.82%) Microsoft Certification
16 11 (20.00%) MS Exchange
17 10 (18.18%) MCSE
17 10 (18.18%) ITIL
17 10 (18.18%) Firewall
17 10 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
18 9 (16.36%) Exchange Server 2013
19 7 (12.73%) Linux
19 7 (12.73%) Data Centre
19 7 (12.73%) Presales
20 6 (10.91%) Mentoring
20 6 (10.91%) SQL Server
20 6 (10.91%) Wireless

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 11 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 9 (16.36%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (7.27%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.82%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.82%) SAS
4 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 24 (43.64%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (40.00%) Office 365
2 16 (29.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.64%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (3.64%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 29 (52.73%) Skype
2 10 (18.18%) Firewall
3 6 (10.91%) Wireless
4 5 (9.09%) DHCP
4 5 (9.09%) DNS
4 5 (9.09%) VLAN
4 5 (9.09%) VoIP
4 5 (9.09%) WAN
5 4 (7.27%) LAN
5 4 (7.27%) Unified Communications
6 3 (5.45%) BGP
6 3 (5.45%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (5.45%) OSPF
6 3 (5.45%) RIP
6 3 (5.45%) VPN
7 2 (3.64%) Internet
7 2 (3.64%) SAN
7 2 (3.64%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.82%) MPLS
8 1 (1.82%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.91%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.45%) Big Data
3 1 (1.82%) Amazon RDS
General
1 6 (10.91%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Retail
3 1 (1.82%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 23 (41.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (27.27%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (14.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 8 (14.55%) Consultant
4 7 (12.73%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (10.91%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) Technical Leader
8 3 (5.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Cisco Consultant
8 3 (5.45%) Cisco Presales Consultant
8 3 (5.45%) Messaging Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Network Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Presales Consultant
8 3 (5.45%) Support Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) Exchange Architect
9 2 (3.64%) Exchange Support
9 2 (3.64%) IT Systems Administrator
9 2 (3.64%) Office 365 Architect
9 2 (3.64%) Office 365 Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.73%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.27%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (5.45%) Fintech
3 3 (5.45%) Public Cloud
3 3 (5.45%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.64%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.82%) Clustering
5 1 (1.82%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.82%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 18 (32.73%) Windows
2 14 (25.45%) Windows Server
3 10 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (12.73%) Linux
5 5 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (5.45%) Ubuntu
6 3 (5.45%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.82%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.18%) ITIL
2 7 (12.73%) Presales
3 6 (10.91%) Mentoring
4 4 (7.27%) Incident Management
4 4 (7.27%) Project Management
4 4 (7.27%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (5.45%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (5.45%) Analytics
5 3 (5.45%) Business Analytics
5 3 (5.45%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (5.45%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (5.45%) Migration
5 3 (5.45%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 3 (5.45%) Service Delivery
5 3 (5.45%) Software Delivery
6 2 (3.64%) Application Virtualisation
6 2 (3.64%) Data Protection
6 2 (3.64%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.64%) ITIL V3
6 2 (3.64%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 19 (34.55%) SQL
2 6 (10.91%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (21.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (18.18%) MCSE
3 4 (7.27%) MCSA
4 3 (5.45%) CCNP
4 3 (5.45%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.82%) CCDA
5 1 (1.82%) CCDP
5 1 (1.82%) CCIE
5 1 (1.82%) CCNA
5 1 (1.82%) CCSA
5 1 (1.82%) CCSE
5 1 (1.82%) Degree
5 1 (1.82%) JNCIE
5 1 (1.82%) JNCIP
5 1 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.82%) ISO22301
1 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (38.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (36.36%) Active Directory
3 17 (30.91%) VMware Workstation
4 15 (27.27%) Hyper-V
5 4 (7.27%) XenDesktop
6 3 (5.45%) UAG
6 3 (5.45%) XenApp
7 2 (3.64%) BitLocker
8 1 (1.82%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (10.91%) SCCM
2 5 (9.09%) SCOM
3 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (3.64%) Nagios
3 2 (3.64%) Opsview
4 1 (1.82%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.82%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.82%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 44 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 26 (47.27%) VMware
3 18 (32.73%) 3PAR
3 18 (32.73%) EMC
3 18 (32.73%) NetApp
4 13 (23.64%) Cisco
5 4 (7.27%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 4 (7.27%) Citrix
6 3 (5.45%) HP
6 3 (5.45%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.82%) Avaya
7 1 (1.82%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.82%) Dell
7 1 (1.82%) F5
7 1 (1.82%) IBM
7 1 (1.82%) Intel Security
7 1 (1.82%) Juniper
7 1 (1.82%) Lotus
7 1 (1.82%) Polycom
7 1 (1.82%) Symantec
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