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 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
England / West Midlands
Rank 183 186 183
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 31 30 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.64% 0.58% 0.71%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.38% 3.41% 3.77%
Number of salaries quoted 27 21 35
Median salary £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £37,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £41,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%

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
708 879 956
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.54% 16.88% 18.93%
Number of salaries quoted 566 688 869
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +5 22 £53,375 -14.60%
Staffordshire -4 5 £35,000 -7.89%
Worcestershire -9 4 £45,000 -
Skype for Business
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 57 (82.61%) Microsoft
2 32 (46.38%) Skype
3 29 (42.03%) Active Directory
3 29 (42.03%) VMware
4 28 (40.58%) MS Excel
5 25 (36.23%) Office 365
6 24 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
7 23 (33.33%) Windows
8 22 (31.88%) EMC
8 22 (31.88%) 3PAR
9 21 (30.43%) SQL
10 20 (28.99%) NetApp
10 20 (28.99%) VMware Workstation
10 20 (28.99%) Microsoft Azure
11 19 (27.54%) Hyper-V
12 17 (24.64%) Microsoft Certification
13 16 (23.19%) Cisco
14 15 (21.74%) MCSE
14 15 (21.74%) MS Exchange
14 15 (21.74%) Windows Server
15 14 (20.29%) ITIL
16 12 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2013
17 11 (15.94%) Windows Server 2012
18 10 (14.49%) Firewall
18 10 (14.49%) PowerShell
19 9 (13.04%) SQL Server
19 9 (13.04%) Linux
20 8 (11.59%) MS Office
20 8 (11.59%) WAN
20 8 (11.59%) Exchange Server 2010

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 15 (21.74%) MS Exchange
2 12 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (11.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (7.25%) SharePoint
5 3 (4.35%) IIS
5 3 (4.35%) JBoss
5 3 (4.35%) Tomcat
5 3 (4.35%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.90%) SAS
7 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 28 (40.58%) MS Excel
2 8 (11.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (36.23%) Office 365
2 20 (28.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.90%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.45%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 32 (46.38%) Skype
2 10 (14.49%) Firewall
3 8 (11.59%) WAN
4 7 (10.14%) LAN
5 6 (8.70%) Wireless
6 5 (7.25%) DHCP
6 5 (7.25%) DNS
6 5 (7.25%) VLAN
6 5 (7.25%) VoIP
7 4 (5.80%) Unified Communications
8 3 (4.35%) BGP
8 3 (4.35%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (4.35%) OSPF
8 3 (4.35%) RIP
8 3 (4.35%) VPN
9 2 (2.90%) Internet
9 2 (2.90%) SAN
10 1 (1.45%) MPLS
10 1 (1.45%) Network Security
10 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.25%) Big Data
General
1 5 (7.25%) Finance
2 4 (5.80%) Retail
3 3 (4.35%) French Language
3 3 (4.35%) German Language
Job Titles
1 25 (36.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (23.19%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (13.04%) 3rd Line Support
4 8 (11.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 8 (11.59%) Consultant
4 8 (11.59%) Systems Engineer
5 7 (10.14%) Support Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) Technical Leader
7 5 (7.25%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Architect
7 5 (7.25%) IT Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) IT Support
8 4 (5.80%) IT Support Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Messaging Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) Cisco Consultant
9 3 (4.35%) Cisco Presales Consultant
9 3 (4.35%) Network Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) Presales Consultant
9 3 (4.35%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.14%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.35%) Fintech
3 3 (4.35%) Public Cloud
3 3 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.90%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.90%) EMC VNX
4 2 (2.90%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 23 (33.33%) Windows
2 15 (21.74%) Windows Server
3 11 (15.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (13.04%) Linux
5 6 (8.70%) Windows 7
6 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (4.35%) Ubuntu
7 3 (4.35%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.45%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.29%) ITIL
2 7 (10.14%) Presales
3 6 (8.70%) Incident Management
3 6 (8.70%) Mentoring
4 5 (7.25%) Analytics
4 5 (7.25%) Business Analytics
4 5 (7.25%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (5.80%) Project Management
5 4 (5.80%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (4.35%) Migration
6 3 (4.35%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 3 (4.35%) Service Delivery
6 3 (4.35%) Software Delivery
6 3 (4.35%) Time Management
6 3 (4.35%) Validation
7 2 (2.90%) Application Virtualisation
7 2 (2.90%) ITIL V3
7 2 (2.90%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (2.90%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (30.43%) SQL
2 10 (14.49%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (24.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (21.74%) MCSE
3 7 (10.14%) MCSA
4 3 (4.35%) CCNP
4 3 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.35%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.45%) CCDA
5 1 (1.45%) CCDP
5 1 (1.45%) CCIE
5 1 (1.45%) CCNA
5 1 (1.45%) CCSA
5 1 (1.45%) CCSE
5 1 (1.45%) Degree
5 1 (1.45%) JNCIE
5 1 (1.45%) JNCIP
5 1 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 29 (42.03%) Active Directory
2 24 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (28.99%) VMware Workstation
4 19 (27.54%) Hyper-V
5 4 (5.80%) UAG
6 3 (4.35%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.90%) BitLocker
7 2 (2.90%) vSphere
7 2 (2.90%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (8.70%) SCCM
2 5 (7.25%) SCOM
3 4 (5.80%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (2.90%) Nagios
4 2 (2.90%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.90%) Opsview
5 1 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 57 (82.61%) Microsoft
2 29 (42.03%) VMware
3 22 (31.88%) 3PAR
3 22 (31.88%) EMC
4 20 (28.99%) NetApp
5 16 (23.19%) Cisco
6 7 (10.14%) Citrix
7 4 (5.80%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 3 (4.35%) HP
8 3 (4.35%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.90%) Symantec
10 1 (1.45%) Avaya
10 1 (1.45%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.45%) F5
10 1 (1.45%) Intel Security
10 1 (1.45%) Juniper
10 1 (1.45%) Palo Alto
10 1 (1.45%) Polycom
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £28000 per annum + company car and yearly performance bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
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