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 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 185 194 169
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -25
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 53 33 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.87% 0.62% 0.93%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.88% 3.04% 5.05%
Number of salaries quoted 46 28 45
Median salary £51,750 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.90% +22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,198 £34,700 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -
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
1085 1087 951
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.85% 20.52% 18.47%
Number of salaries quoted 888 897 820
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +10 42 £60,000 -4.00% 1
Warwickshire - 5 £32,500 -
Coventry +4 3 £33,500 -10.66%
Staffordshire +1 1 £35,000 -1.40% 1
West Bromwich -2 1 £65,000 +23.80%
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England

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 68 (68.00%) Microsoft
2 62 (62.00%) Active Directory
3 43 (43.00%) VMware
4 41 (41.00%) Windows
5 36 (36.00%) SQL
6 33 (33.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 30 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 30 (30.00%) MS Exchange
7 30 (30.00%) Cisco
7 30 (30.00%) Windows Server
8 28 (28.00%) Office 365
9 26 (26.00%) SCCM
9 26 (26.00%) LAN
9 26 (26.00%) WAN
9 26 (26.00%) ITIL
10 24 (24.00%) MS Excel
11 21 (21.00%) NetApp
11 21 (21.00%) Hyper-V
11 21 (21.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 21 (21.00%) Skype
12 20 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
13 19 (19.00%) Telecoms
14 18 (18.00%) Firewall
14 18 (18.00%) EMC
14 18 (18.00%) MCSE
15 17 (17.00%) Citrix
15 17 (17.00%) Avaya
15 17 (17.00%) VMware Workstation
15 17 (17.00%) Data Centre
15 17 (17.00%) Windows Server 2008

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 30 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 16 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (15.00%) SharePoint
4 12 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (8.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (7.00%) Office Communications Server
6 7 (7.00%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (5.00%) IIS
8 4 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (2.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (2.00%) IBM Notes
10 1 (1.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 24 (24.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (33.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (28.00%) Office 365
3 16 (16.00%) IaaS
4 7 (7.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (4.00%) OneDrive
7 2 (2.00%) Mimecast
7 2 (2.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (26.00%) LAN
1 26 (26.00%) WAN
2 21 (21.00%) Skype
3 18 (18.00%) Firewall
4 16 (16.00%) DHCP
4 16 (16.00%) DNS
5 15 (15.00%) Unified Communications
6 13 (13.00%) VoIP
7 11 (11.00%) SAN
7 11 (11.00%) TCP/IP
8 10 (10.00%) Wireless
9 9 (9.00%) MPLS
10 7 (7.00%) Network Security
11 6 (6.00%) Cisco IPT
11 6 (6.00%) WebEx
12 5 (5.00%) NAS
12 5 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (4.00%) Remote Desktop
13 4 (4.00%) WLAN
13 4 (4.00%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 19 (19.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (7.00%) French Language
3 4 (4.00%) German Language
4 3 (3.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (25.00%) Architect
2 21 (21.00%) Support Engineer
3 16 (16.00%) Technical Leader
4 12 (12.00%) Enterprise Architect
5 10 (10.00%) Consultant
6 9 (9.00%) Network Engineer
7 8 (8.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
8 7 (7.00%) Analyst
8 7 (7.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (7.00%) Lync Engineer
8 7 (7.00%) Support Analyst
9 6 (6.00%) Communications Support Engineer
9 6 (6.00%) Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (6.00%) IT Support
10 5 (5.00%) Technical Architect
11 4 (4.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (4.00%) Technical Consultant
12 3 (3.00%) Network Support Engineer
12 3 (3.00%) Senior Support Engineer
12 3 (3.00%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.00%) XMPP
2 2 (2.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.00%) Data Centre
2 11 (11.00%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (4.00%) iPad
3 4 (4.00%) Replication
4 3 (3.00%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.00%) EPoS
4 3 (3.00%) Handset
4 3 (3.00%) iPhone
5 2 (2.00%) Clustering
5 2 (2.00%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.00%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 41 (41.00%) Windows
2 30 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 21 (21.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (17.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (12.00%) Windows 7
6 8 (8.00%) Windows 8
7 5 (5.00%) Linux
7 5 (5.00%) Unix
8 4 (4.00%) Windows 10
9 3 (3.00%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.00%) Solaris
10 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (26.00%) ITIL
2 16 (16.00%) Incident Management
3 15 (15.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 14 (14.00%) Information Security
5 12 (12.00%) TOGAF
6 9 (9.00%) ITIL V3
6 9 (9.00%) Migration
6 9 (9.00%) Presales
7 8 (8.00%) Network Monitoring
8 7 (7.00%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (6.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 6 (6.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
10 5 (5.00%) Mobile Device Management
10 5 (5.00%) Network Load Balancing
11 4 (4.00%) CRM
11 4 (4.00%) Load Balancing
12 3 (3.00%) Network Architecture
12 3 (3.00%) Network Design
13 2 (2.00%) DevOps
13 2 (2.00%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 36 (36.00%) SQL
2 5 (5.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.00%) Java
4 1 (1.00%) VB
4 1 (1.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (18.00%) MCSE
3 12 (12.00%) MCITP
4 11 (11.00%) SC Cleared
4 11 (11.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (6.00%) MCSA
6 5 (5.00%) CCNA
6 5 (5.00%) CCNP
6 5 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (4.00%) CCDA
8 3 (3.00%) CCDP
8 3 (3.00%) CCIE
8 3 (3.00%) CCSA
8 3 (3.00%) CCSE
8 3 (3.00%) JNCIE
8 3 (3.00%) JNCIP
8 3 (3.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (2.00%) Degree
10 1 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 62 (62.00%) Active Directory
2 30 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (21.00%) Hyper-V
4 17 (17.00%) VMware Workstation
5 7 (7.00%) vSphere
6 6 (6.00%) XenApp
7 4 (4.00%) XenDesktop
7 4 (4.00%) XenServer
8 2 (2.00%) BitLocker
9 1 (1.00%) vCloud
9 1 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 26 (26.00%) SCCM
2 14 (14.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 13 (13.00%) SCOM
4 6 (6.00%) AirWatch
5 5 (5.00%) FortiGate
6 4 (4.00%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (2.00%) NetBackup
7 2 (2.00%) Windows Intune
7 2 (2.00%) WSUS
8 1 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 68 (68.00%) Microsoft
2 43 (43.00%) VMware
3 30 (30.00%) Cisco
4 21 (21.00%) NetApp
5 18 (18.00%) EMC
6 17 (17.00%) Avaya
6 17 (17.00%) Citrix
7 16 (16.00%) 3PAR
8 8 (8.00%) CheckPoint
8 8 (8.00%) HP
9 5 (5.00%) Aruba
9 5 (5.00%) NICE Systems
10 4 (4.00%) Aerohive Networks
10 4 (4.00%) Dell
10 4 (4.00%) F5
10 4 (4.00%) Juniper
10 4 (4.00%) Palo Alto
10 4 (4.00%) Ruckus Wireless
10 4 (4.00%) SonicWALL
11 3 (3.00%) SolarWinds
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