Period
to 15 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for Skype skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Skype over the 6 months to 15 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 96 102
Rank change year-on-year +11 +6 -
Permanent jobs citing Skype 15 13 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.29% 1.09% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.00% 7.39% 2.34%
Number of salaries quoted 16 8 8
Staffordshire median annual salary £35,000 £45,000 £18,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.22% +150.00% -
West Midlands median annual salary £37,000 £43,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year -15.43% +9.38% -

Skype is in the Communications and Computer Networking 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 communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Staffordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 125 176 171
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 10.77% 14.79% 14.55%
Number of salaries quoted 105 148 154
Staffordshire median annual salary £33,500 £35,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.29% -7.89% +18.75%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £21,400
90th Percentile £47,500 £65,000 £55,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%

Skype
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype in Staffordshire

Skype
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

Salary trend for Skype in Staffordshire

Skype
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 within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 15 December 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 +11 8 £35,000 -33.33%
Burton-upon-Trent - 7 £35,000 - 1
Skype
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 15 December 2017, IT jobs citing Skype 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.

1 15 (100.00%) Skype for Business
2 13 (86.67%) Cisco
3 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
3 7 (46.67%) LAN
4 6 (40.00%) Project Management
4 6 (40.00%) PowerShell
5 5 (33.33%) Unified Communications
5 5 (33.33%) Mitel
5 5 (33.33%) Apple
5 5 (33.33%) Firewall
5 5 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (33.33%) Virgin Media
6 4 (26.67%) MPLS
6 4 (26.67%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (20.00%) Meraki
7 3 (20.00%) Performance Optimisation
7 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
7 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
7 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (20.00%) HP
7 3 (20.00%) Windows
7 3 (20.00%) VMware
8 2 (13.33%) Wireless
8 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
8 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
8 2 (13.33%) SAP
8 2 (13.33%) WAN
8 2 (13.33%) Active Directory

Skype
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 15 (100.00%) Skype for Business
2 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) LAN
2 5 (33.33%) Firewall
2 5 (33.33%) Unified Communications
2 5 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (26.67%) MPLS
4 2 (13.33%) WAN
4 2 (13.33%) Wireless
5 1 (6.67%) Internet
5 1 (6.67%) Network Security
General
1 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.67%) Legal
2 1 (6.67%) Multimedia
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) 3rd Line Support
1 4 (26.67%) Messaging Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Server Support
3 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Applications Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) Exchange Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Exchange Support
3 2 (13.33%) Network Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Network Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Systems Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Server Support
3 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Unified Communications Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) Voice Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Mitel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
1 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (6.67%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
1 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Project Management
2 4 (26.67%) Mobile Device Management
3 3 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (20.00%) Performance Optimisation
4 2 (13.33%) Customer Acquisition
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.67%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL
5 1 (6.67%) Migration
5 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (86.67%) Cisco
2 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (33.33%) Apple
3 5 (33.33%) Mitel
3 5 (33.33%) Virgin Media
4 3 (20.00%) HP
4 3 (20.00%) Meraki
4 3 (20.00%) VMware
5 2 (13.33%) SAP