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

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 174 193 161
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -32
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 59 37 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.98% 0.63% 1.05%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.21% 3.83% 5.37%
Number of salaries quoted 50 21 51
Median salary £47,500 £52,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.52% +12.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,198 £35,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -14.44%
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 West Midlands region.

Application Platforms Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
950 965 1042
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.71% 16.40% 19.57%
Number of salaries quoted 750 771 873
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,450 £55,000 £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 27 July 2016.

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 27 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 0 41 £52,000 -13.33% 1
Warwickshire - 8 £30,000 -
Staffordshire +5 6 £35,000 -1.40%
Coventry +4 1 £20,000 -46.66%
Skype for Business
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 82 (72.57%) Microsoft
2 68 (60.18%) Active Directory
3 45 (39.82%) VMware
3 45 (39.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 42 (37.17%) Windows
5 35 (30.97%) MS Exchange
6 33 (29.20%) Skype
7 32 (28.32%) Hyper-V
8 31 (27.43%) Cisco
9 29 (25.66%) LAN
9 29 (25.66%) WAN
9 29 (25.66%) SQL
9 29 (25.66%) ITIL
9 29 (25.66%) Office 365
9 29 (25.66%) SCCM
10 27 (23.89%) Windows Server
10 27 (23.89%) MS Excel
10 27 (23.89%) Microsoft Certification
11 26 (23.01%) VMware Infrastructure
12 23 (20.35%) Exchange Server 2010
12 23 (20.35%) MCSE
13 21 (18.58%) Telecoms
14 20 (17.70%) Citrix
14 20 (17.70%) IaaS
14 20 (17.70%) Exchange Server 2013
15 19 (16.81%) Firewall
16 18 (15.93%) SharePoint
16 18 (15.93%) Data Centre
17 17 (15.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 17 (15.04%) Windows Server 2012

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 35 (30.97%) MS Exchange
2 23 (20.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (17.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 18 (15.93%) SharePoint
5 9 (7.96%) IIS
6 6 (5.31%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (5.31%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (4.42%) IBM Notes
7 5 (4.42%) Office Communications Server
8 4 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (3.54%) JBoss
8 4 (3.54%) Tomcat
8 4 (3.54%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 27 (23.89%) MS Excel
2 14 (12.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 45 (39.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (25.66%) Office 365
3 20 (17.70%) IaaS
4 9 (7.96%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (6.19%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (6.19%) OneDrive
6 3 (2.65%) Yammer
7 2 (1.77%) Mimecast
7 2 (1.77%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (29.20%) Skype
2 29 (25.66%) LAN
2 29 (25.66%) WAN
3 19 (16.81%) Firewall
4 12 (10.62%) DHCP
4 12 (10.62%) DNS
4 12 (10.62%) TCP/IP
5 11 (9.73%) VoIP
6 10 (8.85%) Unified Communications
6 10 (8.85%) Wireless
7 9 (7.96%) SAN
8 5 (4.42%) MPLS
9 4 (3.54%) NAS
9 4 (3.54%) NetScaler
9 4 (3.54%) Network Security
9 4 (3.54%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (3.54%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (3.54%) WLAN
9 4 (3.54%) xDSL
10 3 (2.65%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 21 (18.58%) Telecoms
2 11 (9.73%) French Language
3 8 (7.08%) German Language
4 3 (2.65%) Banking
4 3 (2.65%) Finance
4 3 (2.65%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.65%) Retail
4 3 (2.65%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (28.32%) Architect
2 23 (20.35%) Support Engineer
3 15 (13.27%) Enterprise Architect
4 13 (11.50%) Technical Leader
5 10 (8.85%) Consultant
5 10 (8.85%) Network Engineer
5 10 (8.85%) Technical Architect
6 9 (7.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (7.08%) Infrastructure Architect
7 8 (7.08%) IT Engineer
7 8 (7.08%) IT Support
7 8 (7.08%) IT Support Engineer
8 7 (6.19%) Analyst
9 6 (5.31%) Lync Engineer
10 5 (4.42%) Cloud Architect
10 5 (4.42%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (3.54%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
11 4 (3.54%) Senior Support Engineer
11 4 (3.54%) Support Analyst
11 4 (3.54%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.65%) XMPP
2 2 (1.77%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.93%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.31%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (3.54%) Client/Server
3 4 (3.54%) Clustering
3 4 (3.54%) iPad
4 3 (2.65%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.65%) Handset
4 3 (2.65%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.77%) Replication
5 2 (1.77%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 42 (37.17%) Windows
2 27 (23.89%) Windows Server
3 17 (15.04%) Windows 7
3 17 (15.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (13.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (7.08%) Windows 10
5 8 (7.08%) Windows 8
6 4 (3.54%) Linux
6 4 (3.54%) Unix
7 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (25.66%) ITIL
2 17 (15.04%) Enterprise Architecture
2 17 (15.04%) Information Security
3 16 (14.16%) Incident Management
4 15 (13.27%) TOGAF
5 9 (7.96%) Migration
5 9 (7.96%) Network Monitoring
5 9 (7.96%) Presales
6 8 (7.08%) ITIL V3
7 7 (6.19%) CRM
8 5 (4.42%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 5 (4.42%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (4.42%) Two-Factor Authentication
9 4 (3.54%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (3.54%) Mobile Device Management
9 4 (3.54%) Network Load Balancing
9 4 (3.54%) Service Delivery
9 4 (3.54%) Service Management
9 4 (3.54%) Validation
10 3 (2.65%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (25.66%) SQL
2 8 (7.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 27 (23.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (20.35%) MCSE
3 11 (9.73%) MCSA
4 10 (8.85%) MCITP
5 9 (7.96%) SC Cleared
5 9 (7.96%) Security Cleared
6 6 (5.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (4.42%) CCNA
7 5 (4.42%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (2.65%) CCNP
8 3 (2.65%) Degree
9 2 (1.77%) MCP
10 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.42%) SLA
2 2 (1.77%) COBIT
System Software
1 68 (60.18%) Active Directory
2 32 (28.32%) Hyper-V
3 26 (23.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (13.27%) VMware Workstation
5 5 (4.42%) vSphere
5 5 (4.42%) XenApp
6 4 (3.54%) XenDesktop
6 4 (3.54%) XenServer
7 3 (2.65%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.88%) vCloud
8 1 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 29 (25.66%) SCCM
2 17 (15.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 12 (10.62%) SCOM
4 9 (7.96%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (3.54%) AirWatch
5 4 (3.54%) FortiGate
6 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.77%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.88%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 82 (72.57%) Microsoft
2 45 (39.82%) VMware
3 31 (27.43%) Cisco
4 20 (17.70%) Citrix
5 17 (15.04%) NetApp
6 13 (11.50%) 3PAR
6 13 (11.50%) EMC
7 10 (8.85%) HP
8 8 (7.08%) Avaya
9 5 (4.42%) BT
9 5 (4.42%) IBM
9 5 (4.42%) Lotus
10 4 (3.54%) Aerohive Networks
10 4 (3.54%) Aruba
10 4 (3.54%) CheckPoint
10 4 (3.54%) Dell
10 4 (3.54%) LANDesk
10 4 (3.54%) Remedy
10 4 (3.54%) SolarWinds
10 4 (3.54%) SonicWALL
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