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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 103 104
Rank change year-on-year -8 +1  
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 21 42 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.07% 1.79% 1.29%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.89% 10.17% 6.33%
Number of salaries quoted 21 33 16
Median salary £52,500 £60,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% -4.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  

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 305 413 411
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 15.48% 17.56% 20.45%
Number of salaries quoted 250 328 317
Median salary £40,250 £39,323 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% -1.69%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

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 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Skype for Business in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 (96.77%) Microsoft
2 16 (51.61%) Office 365
2 16 (51.61%) Skype
3 15 (48.39%) 3PAR
3 15 (48.39%) Hyper-V
3 15 (48.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (48.39%) SQL
3 15 (48.39%) NetApp
3 15 (48.39%) EMC
3 15 (48.39%) VMware
3 15 (48.39%) VMware Workstation
4 8 (25.81%) PBX
4 8 (25.81%) Active Directory
4 8 (25.81%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (16.13%) Presales
6 5 (16.13%) Office Communications Server
6 5 (16.13%) SharePoint
7 4 (12.90%) Windows
7 4 (12.90%) MCSE
8 3 (9.68%) Windows 10
8 3 (9.68%) Windows Server
8 3 (9.68%) Unified Communications
8 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (9.68%) Public Cloud
8 3 (9.68%) MCSA
8 3 (9.68%) MS Exchange
8 3 (9.68%) Migration
9 2 (6.45%) Informatics
9 2 (6.45%) Computer Science

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 (16.13%) Office Communications Server
1 5 (16.13%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (9.68%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (51.61%) Office 365
2 8 (25.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 16 (51.61%) Skype
2 8 (25.81%) PBX
3 3 (9.68%) Unified Communications
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Consultant
2 12 (38.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (32.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (19.35%) Unified Communications Consultant
5 5 (16.13%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 5 (16.13%) Lync Consultant
5 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Consultant
6 4 (12.90%) Office 365 Engineer
7 3 (9.68%) Office 365 Specialist
8 2 (6.45%) Deployment Engineer
8 2 (6.45%) Exchange Engineer
8 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 2 (6.45%) Office 365 Consultant
9 1 (3.23%) Exchange Consultant
9 1 (3.23%) Implementation Consultant
9 1 (3.23%) Implementation Specialist
9 1 (3.23%) IT Support Analyst
9 1 (3.23%) Messaging Consultant
9 1 (3.23%) Support Analyst
9 1 (3.23%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Public Cloud
2 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Windows
2 3 (9.68%) Windows 10
2 3 (9.68%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.13%) Presales
2 3 (9.68%) Migration
3 2 (6.45%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (6.45%) Data Protection
3 2 (6.45%) Informatics
3 2 (6.45%) Time Management
4 1 (3.23%) Integration Testing
4 1 (3.23%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (3.23%) Product Management
4 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 15 (48.39%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (12.90%) MCSE
3 3 (9.68%) MCSA
4 2 (6.45%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (6.45%) Degree
System Software
1 15 (48.39%) Hyper-V
1 15 (48.39%) VMware Infrastructure
1 15 (48.39%) VMware Workstation
2 8 (25.81%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) SCCM
1 1 (3.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 30 (96.77%) Microsoft
2 15 (48.39%) 3PAR
2 15 (48.39%) EMC
2 15 (48.39%) NetApp
2 15 (48.39%) VMware
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