The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Skype for Business skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 103 102
Rank change year-on-year -6 -1  
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 11 39 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.59% 1.63% 1.27%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.12% 9.24% 6.43%
Number of salaries quoted 10 36 21
Median salary £52,500 £52,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.96% -9.56%  
90% offered a salary of more than £39,750 £34,500 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,750 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,500 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +2.35% -3.40%  

Skype for Business is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for application platform skills.

Application Platform Skills
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 215 422 342
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 11.53% 17.61% 19.80%
Number of salaries quoted 170 378 280
Median salary £35,500 £37,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.33% -21.05%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.25% -  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Skype for Business as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in Birmingham

Skype for Business
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Skype for Business in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Skype for Business in Birmingham

Skype for Business
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in Birmingham over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Skype for Business in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 30 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 20 (60.61%) MS Excel
3 19 (57.58%) VMware
4 17 (51.52%) VMware Workstation
4 17 (51.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (51.52%) SQL
4 17 (51.52%) EMC
4 17 (51.52%) NetApp
4 17 (51.52%) 3PAR
5 16 (48.48%) Skype
6 13 (39.39%) Office 365
7 10 (30.30%) Microsoft Azure
7 10 (30.30%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (30.30%) Windows
8 9 (27.27%) Active Directory
9 8 (24.24%) Hyper-V
10 7 (21.21%) MCSE
10 7 (21.21%) Windows Server
11 6 (18.18%) Presales
12 5 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2013
12 5 (15.15%) Windows 10
12 5 (15.15%) ITIL
12 5 (15.15%) Firewall
13 4 (12.12%) Incident Management
13 4 (12.12%) MS Exchange
14 3 (9.09%) WAN
14 3 (9.09%) RIP
14 3 (9.09%) VPN
14 3 (9.09%) Cisco
14 3 (9.09%) MCSA

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 5 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (12.12%) MS Exchange
3 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (60.61%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (39.39%) Office 365
2 10 (30.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (6.06%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 16 (48.48%) Skype
2 5 (15.15%) Firewall
3 3 (9.09%) BGP
3 3 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (9.09%) OSPF
3 3 (9.09%) RIP
3 3 (9.09%) VLAN
3 3 (9.09%) VPN
3 3 (9.09%) WAN
3 3 (9.09%) Wireless
4 2 (6.06%) LAN
4 2 (6.06%) PBX
4 2 (6.06%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
1 2 (6.06%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (54.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (45.45%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Consultant
4 4 (12.12%) Technical Leader
5 3 (9.09%) Network Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Office 365 Consultant
5 3 (9.09%) Office 365 Specialist
6 2 (6.06%) Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Exchange Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (6.06%) Messaging Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Office 365 Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Office 365 Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Technical Architect
7 1 (3.03%) Exchange Consultant
7 1 (3.03%) Implementation Consultant
7 1 (3.03%) Implementation Specialist
7 1 (3.03%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Network Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Public Cloud
1 3 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (6.06%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.06%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 10 (30.30%) Windows
2 7 (21.21%) Windows Server
3 5 (15.15%) Windows 10
4 2 (6.06%) Linux
4 2 (6.06%) Ubuntu
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.18%) Presales
2 5 (15.15%) ITIL
3 4 (12.12%) Incident Management
4 3 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (9.09%) Migration
4 3 (9.09%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.06%) Data Protection
5 2 (6.06%) ITIL V3
5 2 (6.06%) Product Management
5 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.06%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 17 (51.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (30.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (21.21%) MCSE
3 3 (9.09%) MCSA
4 2 (6.06%) CCNP
4 2 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 17 (51.52%) VMware Infrastructure
1 17 (51.52%) VMware Workstation
2 9 (27.27%) Active Directory
3 8 (24.24%) Hyper-V
4 3 (9.09%) XenDesktop
5 2 (6.06%) BitLocker
5 2 (6.06%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (6.06%) SCCM
1 2 (6.06%) SCOM
Vendors
1 30 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 19 (57.58%) VMware
3 17 (51.52%) 3PAR
3 17 (51.52%) EMC
3 17 (51.52%) NetApp
4 3 (9.09%) Cisco
4 3 (9.09%) Citrix
4 3 (9.09%) HP
5 2 (6.06%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.03%) Polycom