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

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 188 194 184
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -10
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 39 24 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.70% 0.46% 0.91%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.27% 2.99% 4.89%
Number of salaries quoted 33 17 50
Median salary £52,500 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% +22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £18,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £61,750
UK excluding London median salary £44,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +1.19%
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
914 802 1063
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.37% 15.49% 18.52%
Number of salaries quoted 725 634 942
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,800 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 -3 23 £52,500 -16.00%
Staffordshire -5 4 £35,000 +11.11%
Solihull - 3 £39,500 -
Warwickshire +5 2 £33,750 +22.72%
Worcestershire - 2 £45,000 -
Herefordshire - 2 £33,500 -
Shropshire -7 1 £49,000 +172.22%
Skype for Business
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 74 (83.15%) Microsoft
2 45 (50.56%) Active Directory
3 37 (41.57%) Skype
4 36 (40.45%) VMware
5 34 (38.20%) Windows
6 32 (35.96%) MS Excel
6 32 (35.96%) Microsoft Azure
7 28 (31.46%) Hyper-V
7 28 (31.46%) Office 365
8 24 (26.97%) ITIL
8 24 (26.97%) VMware Infrastructure
9 23 (25.84%) Microsoft Certification
10 22 (24.72%) SQL
10 22 (24.72%) Windows Server
11 21 (23.60%) MS Exchange
12 20 (22.47%) Cisco
12 20 (22.47%) EMC
12 20 (22.47%) VMware Workstation
12 20 (22.47%) 3PAR
13 19 (21.35%) Exchange Server 2013
13 19 (21.35%) MCSE
14 18 (20.22%) NetApp
15 17 (19.10%) MS Office
16 15 (16.85%) Windows Server 2012
16 15 (16.85%) SCCM
17 14 (15.73%) Exchange Server 2010
17 14 (15.73%) Data Centre
18 13 (14.61%) Firewall
19 12 (13.48%) WAN
19 12 (13.48%) PowerShell

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 21 (23.60%) MS Exchange
2 19 (21.35%) Exchange Server 2013
3 14 (15.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (12.36%) SharePoint
5 5 (5.62%) IIS
5 5 (5.62%) JBoss
5 5 (5.62%) Tomcat
5 5 (5.62%) WebSphere
6 3 (3.37%) IBM Notes
7 2 (2.25%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (2.25%) SAS
7 2 (2.25%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (2.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 32 (35.96%) MS Excel
2 17 (19.10%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (35.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (31.46%) Office 365
3 6 (6.74%) IaaS
4 5 (5.62%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (4.49%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (4.49%) OneDrive
6 3 (3.37%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 37 (41.57%) Skype
2 13 (14.61%) Firewall
3 12 (13.48%) WAN
4 11 (12.36%) LAN
5 8 (8.99%) DHCP
5 8 (8.99%) DNS
5 8 (8.99%) Wireless
6 5 (5.62%) VoIP
7 4 (4.49%) SAN
7 4 (4.49%) TCP/IP
7 4 (4.49%) Unified Communications
7 4 (4.49%) VLAN
7 4 (4.49%) VPN
8 3 (3.37%) SMTP
9 2 (2.25%) BGP
9 2 (2.25%) Internet
9 2 (2.25%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (2.25%) Network Security
9 2 (2.25%) OSPF
9 2 (2.25%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.36%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.62%) Big Data
General
1 8 (8.99%) Finance
2 7 (7.87%) Retail
3 5 (5.62%) French Language
3 5 (5.62%) German Language
3 5 (5.62%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.37%) Banking
4 3 (3.37%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (31.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (20.22%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (14.61%) Architect
4 10 (11.24%) Support Engineer
5 8 (8.99%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (8.99%) Systems Engineer
6 7 (7.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 7 (7.87%) Enterprise Architect
6 7 (7.87%) IT Engineer
7 6 (6.74%) Consultant
7 6 (6.74%) IT Support
7 6 (6.74%) IT Support Engineer
7 6 (6.74%) Technical Architect
7 6 (6.74%) Technical Leader
8 5 (5.62%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.62%) Analyst
9 4 (4.49%) Messaging Engineer
10 3 (3.37%) Infrastructure Support
10 3 (3.37%) Lync Engineer
10 3 (3.37%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.73%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.99%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (4.49%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (3.37%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.37%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.37%) Fintech
4 3 (3.37%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.25%) Clustering
5 2 (2.25%) EMC VNX
5 2 (2.25%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.25%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 34 (38.20%) Windows
2 22 (24.72%) Windows Server
3 15 (16.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (12.36%) Windows 7
5 9 (10.11%) Linux
6 8 (8.99%) Windows 10
6 8 (8.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (4.49%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.37%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (26.97%) ITIL
2 9 (10.11%) Incident Management
3 7 (7.87%) Enterprise Architecture
3 7 (7.87%) TOGAF
4 6 (6.74%) ITIL V3
5 5 (5.62%) Analytics
5 5 (5.62%) Business Analytics
5 5 (5.62%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (5.62%) Information Security
5 5 (5.62%) Validation
6 4 (4.49%) Change Management
6 4 (4.49%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (4.49%) Mentoring
6 4 (4.49%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (4.49%) Service Delivery
6 4 (4.49%) Time Management
7 3 (3.37%) Coaching
7 3 (3.37%) Problem Management
7 3 (3.37%) Software Delivery
7 3 (3.37%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (24.72%) SQL
2 12 (13.48%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (25.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (21.35%) MCSE
3 10 (11.24%) MCSA
4 6 (6.74%) SC Cleared
4 6 (6.74%) Security Cleared
5 5 (5.62%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (4.49%) CCNA
6 4 (4.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (3.37%) CCNP
7 3 (3.37%) MCITP
8 2 (2.25%) Degree
8 2 (2.25%) MCP
9 1 (1.12%) CCDA
9 1 (1.12%) CCDP
9 1 (1.12%) CCIE
9 1 (1.12%) CCSA
9 1 (1.12%) CCSE
9 1 (1.12%) JNCIE
9 1 (1.12%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.12%) COBIT
System Software
1 45 (50.56%) Active Directory
2 28 (31.46%) Hyper-V
3 24 (26.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (22.47%) VMware Workstation
5 4 (4.49%) BitLocker
5 4 (4.49%) UAG
6 2 (2.25%) vSphere
6 2 (2.25%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.12%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (16.85%) SCCM
2 10 (11.24%) SCOM
3 7 (7.87%) Cisco CUCM
4 5 (5.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (2.25%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (2.25%) Nagios
6 2 (2.25%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.25%) Opsview
Vendors
1 74 (83.15%) Microsoft
2 36 (40.45%) VMware
3 20 (22.47%) 3PAR
3 20 (22.47%) Cisco
3 20 (22.47%) EMC
4 18 (20.22%) NetApp
5 10 (11.24%) Citrix
6 5 (5.62%) HP
7 3 (3.37%) BT
7 3 (3.37%) IBM
7 3 (3.37%) Lotus
7 3 (3.37%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.25%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 2 (2.25%) Autodesk
8 2 (2.25%) F5
8 2 (2.25%) Intel Security
8 2 (2.25%) Kaspersky
8 2 (2.25%) LANDesk
8 2 (2.25%) Remedy
8 2 (2.25%) Symantec