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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 188 174 155
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -19
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 42 36 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.75% 0.71% 0.73%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.00% 3.60% 4.34%
Number of salaries quoted 31 34 27
Average salary £44,000 £48,750 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.74% +2.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,400 £42,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,250 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -10.52%
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
1049 999 715
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.65% 19.83% 16.89%
Number of salaries quoted 844 887 598
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £58,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 8 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Skype for Business within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -2 25 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Wolverhampton - 6 £37,000 -
Warwickshire - 6 £47,500 -
Coventry -5 4 £35,000 -19.54% 1
Shropshire - 3 £47,500 - 4
Staffordshire - 3 £38,000 - 1
Worcestershire +1 1 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Skype for Business
England

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Skype for Business.

1 53 (76.81%) Microsoft
2 44 (63.77%) Active Directory
3 32 (46.38%) VMware
4 28 (40.58%) Windows
5 25 (36.23%) SCCM
6 22 (31.88%) Windows Server
7 21 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
7 21 (30.43%) MS Exchange
8 20 (28.99%) SQL
9 19 (27.54%) ITIL
10 18 (26.09%) MS Excel
10 18 (26.09%) Cisco
10 18 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
10 18 (26.09%) Office 365
11 16 (23.19%) SCOM
12 15 (21.74%) Unified Communications
12 15 (21.74%) Data Centre
12 15 (21.74%) Microsoft Certification
13 14 (20.29%) MCSE
13 14 (20.29%) MS Office
13 14 (20.29%) Hyper-V
14 13 (18.84%) Skype
14 13 (18.84%) Avaya
15 11 (15.94%) Telecoms
15 11 (15.94%) NetApp
15 11 (15.94%) DHCP
15 11 (15.94%) DNS
15 11 (15.94%) Windows Server 2012
16 10 (14.49%) Video Conferencing
16 10 (14.49%) Windows Server 2008

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Skype for Business. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (30.43%) MS Exchange
2 7 (10.14%) SharePoint
3 6 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (8.70%) Office Communications Server
4 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.90%) IBM Notes
5 2 (2.90%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.45%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 18 (26.09%) MS Excel
2 14 (20.29%) MS Office
3 1 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 18 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 18 (26.09%) Office 365
2 8 (11.59%) IaaS
3 1 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.45%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 15 (21.74%) Unified Communications
2 13 (18.84%) Skype
3 11 (15.94%) DHCP
3 11 (15.94%) DNS
4 10 (14.49%) Firewall
5 9 (13.04%) SAN
6 6 (8.70%) Cisco IPT
6 6 (8.70%) VoIP
6 6 (8.70%) WebEx
6 6 (8.70%) Wireless
7 5 (7.25%) LAN
7 5 (7.25%) Network Security
7 5 (7.25%) TCP/IP
7 5 (7.25%) WAN
8 4 (5.80%) MPLS
9 3 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (4.35%) Cisco Wireless
10 2 (2.90%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (2.90%) NetScreen
10 2 (2.90%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.90%) MSI
General
1 11 (15.94%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.35%) Retail
3 1 (1.45%) Advertising
3 1 (1.45%) Billing
3 1 (1.45%) Finance
3 1 (1.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (24.64%) Architect
2 12 (17.39%) Support Engineer
3 10 (14.49%) Infrastructure Architect
4 8 (11.59%) Enterprise Architect
4 8 (11.59%) Lync Engineer
4 8 (11.59%) Technical Leader
4 8 (11.59%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 7 (10.14%) Technical Architect
6 6 (8.70%) Analyst
6 6 (8.70%) Communications Support Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) Consultant
6 6 (8.70%) Senior IT Support
7 5 (7.25%) Administrator
7 5 (7.25%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
7 5 (7.25%) Senior Support Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Support Analyst
7 5 (7.25%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (7.25%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.90%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.74%) Data Centre
2 10 (14.49%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (5.80%) iPhone
3 4 (5.80%) Replication
4 3 (4.35%) EPoS
5 2 (2.90%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.90%) Clustering
5 2 (2.90%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 28 (40.58%) Windows
2 22 (31.88%) Windows Server
3 11 (15.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (14.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (11.59%) Windows 7
6 6 (8.70%) Windows 8
7 4 (5.80%) Mac OS X
8 2 (2.90%) Windows Vista
8 2 (2.90%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.45%) Linux
9 1 (1.45%) Solaris
9 1 (1.45%) Unix
9 1 (1.45%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (27.54%) ITIL
2 10 (14.49%) Enterprise Architecture
2 10 (14.49%) Incident Management
3 8 (11.59%) Information Security
3 8 (11.59%) TOGAF
4 7 (10.14%) ITIL V3
5 6 (8.70%) Network Monitoring
5 6 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (5.80%) Presales
7 3 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (4.35%) Load Balancing
7 3 (4.35%) Network Architecture
7 3 (4.35%) Network Design
8 2 (2.90%) Business Continuity
8 2 (2.90%) Change Management
8 2 (2.90%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (2.90%) Network Load Balancing
8 2 (2.90%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (2.90%) Service Delivery
9 1 (1.45%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 20 (28.99%) SQL
2 5 (7.25%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.35%) Java
4 1 (1.45%) VB
4 1 (1.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (21.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (20.29%) MCSE
3 9 (13.04%) MCITP
4 8 (11.59%) SC Cleared
4 8 (11.59%) Security Cleared
5 5 (7.25%) MCSA
6 4 (5.80%) CCDA
6 4 (5.80%) CCNA
6 4 (5.80%) CCNP
6 4 (5.80%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (4.35%) CCDP
7 3 (4.35%) CCIE
7 3 (4.35%) CCSA
7 3 (4.35%) CCSE
7 3 (4.35%) JNCIE
7 3 (4.35%) JNCIP
8 2 (2.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.45%) CCNP Voice
9 1 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.14%) SLA
2 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 44 (63.77%) Active Directory
2 21 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (20.29%) Hyper-V
4 9 (13.04%) VMware Workstation
5 5 (7.25%) vSphere
6 2 (2.90%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.45%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.45%) UAG
7 1 (1.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 25 (36.23%) SCCM
2 16 (23.19%) SCOM
3 8 (11.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (4.35%) AirWatch
4 3 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.90%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (2.90%) FortiGate
5 2 (2.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (2.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (1.45%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.45%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.45%) Windows Intune
6 1 (1.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 53 (76.81%) Microsoft
2 32 (46.38%) VMware
3 18 (26.09%) Cisco
4 13 (18.84%) Avaya
5 11 (15.94%) NetApp
6 10 (14.49%) EMC
7 8 (11.59%) 3PAR
8 6 (8.70%) Citrix
8 6 (8.70%) HP
9 5 (7.25%) CheckPoint
10 3 (4.35%) F5
10 3 (4.35%) Juniper
10 3 (4.35%) Palo Alto
10 3 (4.35%) Symantec
11 2 (2.90%) Aruba
11 2 (2.90%) Cyberoam
11 2 (2.90%) Intel Security
11 2 (2.90%) Lotus
11 2 (2.90%) NICE Systems
11 2 (2.90%) Open-E
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