Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 100 106
Rank change year-on-year +16 +6 +2
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 12 11 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.01% 0.88% 0.25%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.74% 4.66% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 13 7 7
Staffordshire median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £18,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +94.44% -26.53%
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £51,750 £53,750
% change year-on-year -8.21% -3.72% +27.98%

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Staffordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 155 236 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 13.00% 18.80% 12.96%
Number of salaries quoted 124 204 138
Staffordshire median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,750 £21,100
90th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in Staffordshire

Skype for Business
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

Salary trend for Skype for Business in Staffordshire

Skype for Business
Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent +26 7 £33,750 -3.57% 1
Burton-upon-Trent - 5 £35,000 - 1
Skype for Business
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 12 (100.00%) Cisco
1 12 (100.00%) Skype
2 7 (58.33%) LAN
3 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (41.67%) Apple
3 5 (41.67%) Project Management
3 5 (41.67%) Firewall
3 5 (41.67%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (41.67%) Mitel
3 5 (41.67%) Virgin Media
3 5 (41.67%) PowerShell
3 5 (41.67%) Unified Communications
4 4 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
4 4 (33.33%) MPLS
5 3 (25.00%) HP
5 3 (25.00%) Windows
5 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 3 (25.00%) VMware
5 3 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (25.00%) Meraki
5 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (25.00%) Performance Optimisation
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 2 (16.67%) Customer Acquisition
6 2 (16.67%) Wireless
6 2 (16.67%) WAN
6 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
7 1 (8.33%) Internet

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 12 (100.00%) Skype
2 7 (58.33%) LAN
3 5 (41.67%) Firewall
3 5 (41.67%) Unified Communications
3 5 (41.67%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (33.33%) MPLS
5 2 (16.67%) WAN
5 2 (16.67%) Wireless
6 1 (8.33%) Internet
6 1 (8.33%) Network Security
General
1 1 (8.33%) Legal
1 1 (8.33%) Multimedia
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Messaging Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Server Support
3 2 (16.67%) Applications Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Exchange Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Exchange Support
3 2 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Network Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Server Support
3 2 (16.67%) Unified Communications Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Voice Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (8.33%) Mitel Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Mitel Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
1 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (8.33%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
1 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Project Management
2 4 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
3 3 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (25.00%) Performance Optimisation
4 2 (16.67%) Customer Acquisition
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (8.33%) ITIL
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (41.67%) Apple
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) Mitel
2 5 (41.67%) Virgin Media
3 3 (25.00%) HP
3 3 (25.00%) Meraki
3 3 (25.00%) VMware