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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 60 71 -
Rank change year-on-year +11 -  
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 1 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 0.23% 0.15% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.22% 0.95% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 0
Median salary £52,500 £38,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +38.15% -  
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £42,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year +3.52% -1.16%  

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

Application Platform Skills
Staffordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 45 105 70
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 10.34% 15.74% 12.15%
Number of salaries quoted 38 90 62
Median salary £35,000 £31,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.07%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £21,500 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 24 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 5 (83.33%) Skype
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) Project Management
3 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (33.33%) Office 365
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 1 (16.67%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (16.67%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (16.67%) NetScaler
5 1 (16.67%) Ticket Management
5 1 (16.67%) MCSE
5 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
5 1 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 1 (16.67%) Dell
5 1 (16.67%) Citrix
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (16.67%) Terminal Services
5 1 (16.67%) XenApp
5 1 (16.67%) XenDesktop
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (16.67%) Change Management
5 1 (16.67%) Finance

Skype for Business
Top Related 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 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) Skype
2 1 (16.67%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Advertising
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Support
2 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Support
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Lync Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Messaging Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Windows Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Virtualisation Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) MCSE
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (16.67%) Terminal Services
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) XenApp
2 1 (16.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) Dell
3 1 (16.67%) VMware