Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 153 144
Rank change year-on-year +5 -9 -2
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 44 59 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.14% 1.25% 1.26%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.67% 7.52% 6.92%
Number of salaries quoted 40 51 32
Birmingham median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.52% -16.00% +48.81%
10th Percentile £31,250 £42,500 £21,775
90th Percentile £53,875 £67,500 £70,000
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £52,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -8.65% -0.95% +25.00%

Skype for Business is in the Application Platforms category. The following 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.

All Application Platform Skills
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 574 785 723
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 14.90% 16.58% 18.28%
Number of salaries quoted 481 600 600
Birmingham median annual salary £42,250 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.63% - -3.61%
10th Percentile £27,500 £24,485 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £66,250
West Midlands median annual salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.67% - -

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Skype for Business as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Skype for Business in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 41 (93.18%) Microsoft
2 27 (61.36%) Skype
3 24 (54.55%) Office 365
3 24 (54.55%) VMware
3 24 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (50.00%) SQL
5 21 (47.73%) EMC
6 17 (38.64%) NetApp
6 17 (38.64%) 3PAR
6 17 (38.64%) VMware Workstation
7 15 (34.09%) Windows
8 14 (31.82%) Active Directory
9 13 (29.55%) Microsoft Azure
10 10 (22.73%) SCCM
10 10 (22.73%) Incident Management
11 9 (20.45%) Office Communications Server
12 7 (15.91%) Hyper-V
12 7 (15.91%) Finance
12 7 (15.91%) Citrix
12 7 (15.91%) Dell
12 7 (15.91%) VPN
12 7 (15.91%) PRINCE2
13 6 (13.64%) ITIL
13 6 (13.64%) PBX
13 6 (13.64%) Firewall
13 6 (13.64%) Windows 7
13 6 (13.64%) Public Cloud
13 6 (13.64%) Windows 10
14 5 (11.36%) Veeam
14 5 (11.36%) SCOM

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 9 (20.45%) Office Communications Server
2 5 (11.36%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.82%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 24 (54.55%) Office 365
2 13 (29.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (9.09%) OneDrive
4 3 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (2.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (61.36%) Skype
2 7 (15.91%) VPN
3 6 (13.64%) Firewall
3 6 (13.64%) PBX
4 4 (9.09%) Fibre Channel
4 4 (9.09%) iSCSI
4 4 (9.09%) NAS
4 4 (9.09%) SAN
5 3 (6.82%) ISDN
5 3 (6.82%) PSTN
5 3 (6.82%) SSL
5 3 (6.82%) Unified Communications
6 2 (4.55%) NetScaler
6 2 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.27%) DNS
7 1 (2.27%) Internet
7 1 (2.27%) LAN
7 1 (2.27%) Telepresence
7 1 (2.27%) WebEx
7 1 (2.27%) Wireless
General
1 7 (15.91%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.27%) Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (25.00%) Consultant
2 9 (20.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (20.45%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (15.91%) Technical Leader
4 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Consultant
4 6 (13.64%) Office 365 Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 5 (11.36%) Lync Consultant
5 5 (11.36%) Support Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Unified Communications Consultant
6 4 (9.09%) Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support
6 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Senior Support Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Senior Wintel Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) SharePoint Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) SharePoint Support
6 4 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) .NET
2 1 (2.27%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Public Cloud
2 5 (11.36%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.82%) Clustering
5 2 (4.55%) Blackberry
5 2 (4.55%) Fat Client
5 2 (4.55%) iPad
5 2 (4.55%) iPhone
5 2 (4.55%) RSA SecurID
5 2 (4.55%) Thin Client
6 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.27%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.27%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 15 (34.09%) Windows
2 6 (13.64%) Windows 10
2 6 (13.64%) Windows 7
3 5 (11.36%) Linux
4 2 (4.55%) Android
4 2 (4.55%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.55%) Mac OS X
4 2 (4.55%) Unix
4 2 (4.55%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.73%) Incident Management
2 7 (15.91%) PRINCE2
3 6 (13.64%) ITIL
4 4 (9.09%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 3 (6.82%) Contingency Planning
5 3 (6.82%) Load Balancing
5 3 (6.82%) Service Management
6 2 (4.55%) Migration
6 2 (4.55%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (4.55%) Software Deployment
6 2 (4.55%) Visualisation
7 1 (2.27%) Application Packaging
7 1 (2.27%) Change Management
7 1 (2.27%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.27%) Informatics
7 1 (2.27%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.27%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.27%) Runbook
7 1 (2.27%) Test Scripting
7 1 (2.27%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (6.82%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.55%) C
3 2 (4.55%) Java
3 2 (4.55%) Python
3 2 (4.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (4.55%) MCSA
1 2 (4.55%) MCSE
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (4.55%) Postgraduate
1 2 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.27%) Degree
2 1 (2.27%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (38.64%) VMware Workstation
3 14 (31.82%) Active Directory
4 7 (15.91%) Hyper-V
5 4 (9.09%) VMware Server
6 3 (6.82%) XenApp
6 3 (6.82%) XenDesktop
7 2 (4.55%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (4.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (22.73%) SCCM
2 5 (11.36%) SCOM
3 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (4.55%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (2.27%) AirWatch
5 1 (2.27%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (2.27%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 41 (93.18%) Microsoft
2 24 (54.55%) VMware
3 21 (47.73%) EMC
4 17 (38.64%) 3PAR
4 17 (38.64%) NetApp
5 7 (15.91%) Citrix
5 7 (15.91%) Dell
6 5 (11.36%) Cisco
6 5 (11.36%) Veeam
7 4 (9.09%) Brocade
7 4 (9.09%) CommVault
7 4 (9.09%) F5
7 4 (9.09%) Fortinet
7 4 (9.09%) HP
7 4 (9.09%) Polycom
8 3 (6.82%) MobileIron
9 2 (4.55%) Acronis
9 2 (4.55%) Apple
9 2 (4.55%) CheckPoint
9 2 (4.55%) Juniper