Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 249 249 262
Rank change year-on-year 0 +13 -40
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 76 94 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.75% 0.82% 0.56%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.91% 5.07% 3.67%
Number of salaries quoted 70 75 47
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £52,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.65% -0.95% +25.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £25,109 £18,000
90th Percentile £55,500 £66,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% - -5.56%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 1547 1855 1664
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.27% 16.23% 15.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1295 1476 1349
West Midlands median annual salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.67% - -
10th Percentile £24,500 £22,750 £23,625
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in the West Midlands

Skype for Business
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Skype for Business in the West Midlands

Skype for Business
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Skype for Business in the West Midlands

Skype for Business
Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 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
Birmingham +5 44 £47,500 -9.52% 3
Staffordshire +18 14 £35,000 - 1
Coventry +22 10 £50,000 +135.29% 2
Worcestershire -2 3 - -
Shropshire -1 1 - -
Warwickshire -5 1 £45,000 +50.00%
Skype for Business
England

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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 57 (75.00%) Skype
2 56 (73.68%) Microsoft
3 35 (46.05%) Office 365
4 34 (44.74%) VMware
5 33 (43.42%) VMware Infrastructure
6 26 (34.21%) Windows
7 22 (28.95%) SQL
8 21 (27.63%) Active Directory
8 21 (27.63%) EMC
8 21 (27.63%) Cisco
9 20 (26.32%) NetApp
10 17 (22.37%) VMware Workstation
10 17 (22.37%) Microsoft Azure
10 17 (22.37%) 3PAR
11 14 (18.42%) Firewall
12 13 (17.11%) Citrix
12 13 (17.11%) LAN
13 12 (15.79%) VPN
13 12 (15.79%) Hyper-V
13 12 (15.79%) SCCM
14 11 (14.47%) ITIL
15 10 (13.16%) HP
15 10 (13.16%) Incident Management
15 10 (13.16%) PowerShell
16 9 (11.84%) Presales
16 9 (11.84%) Unified Communications
16 9 (11.84%) Office Communications Server
17 8 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
17 8 (10.53%) SAN
17 8 (10.53%) Project Management

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (11.84%) Office Communications Server
2 8 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 8 (10.53%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 35 (46.05%) Office 365
2 17 (22.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (6.58%) OneDrive
4 3 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.95%) IaaS
5 1 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 57 (75.00%) Skype
2 14 (18.42%) Firewall
3 13 (17.11%) LAN
4 12 (15.79%) VPN
5 9 (11.84%) Unified Communications
6 8 (10.53%) SAN
6 8 (10.53%) WAN
6 8 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (7.89%) PBX
7 6 (7.89%) Wireless
8 5 (6.58%) MPLS
9 4 (5.26%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (5.26%) iSCSI
9 4 (5.26%) NAS
9 4 (5.26%) VLAN
10 3 (3.95%) BGP
10 3 (3.95%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (3.95%) ISDN
10 3 (3.95%) OSPF
10 3 (3.95%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (9.21%) Finance
2 6 (7.89%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.63%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.32%) Banking
4 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.32%) Law
4 1 (1.32%) Legal
4 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (26.32%) Consultant
2 13 (17.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (13.16%) Lync Consultant
4 9 (11.84%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (9.21%) Support Engineer
5 7 (9.21%) Technical Leader
6 6 (7.89%) Analyst
6 6 (7.89%) Messaging Consultant
6 6 (7.89%) Microsoft Consultant
6 6 (7.89%) Office 365 Engineer
6 6 (7.89%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (7.89%) Unified Communications Consultant
7 5 (6.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 5 (6.58%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (6.58%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 5 (6.58%) Infrastructure Support
7 5 (6.58%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 5 (6.58%) Messaging Engineer
8 4 (5.26%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 4 (5.26%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.63%) .NET
2 1 (1.32%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.53%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (7.89%) Public Cloud
3 5 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.95%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.95%) Clustering
5 2 (2.63%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.63%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.63%) iPad
5 2 (2.63%) iPhone
5 2 (2.63%) RSA SecurID
5 2 (2.63%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.32%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.32%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.32%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 26 (34.21%) Windows
2 7 (9.21%) Windows 10
2 7 (9.21%) Windows Server
3 6 (7.89%) Windows 7
4 5 (6.58%) Linux
5 2 (2.63%) Android
5 2 (2.63%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.63%) Mac OS X
5 2 (2.63%) Unix
5 2 (2.63%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (14.47%) ITIL
2 10 (13.16%) Incident Management
3 9 (11.84%) Presales
4 8 (10.53%) PRINCE2
4 8 (10.53%) Project Management
5 7 (9.21%) Customer Requirements
5 7 (9.21%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 6 (7.89%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (5.26%) Migration
8 3 (3.95%) Contingency Planning
8 3 (3.95%) Load Balancing
8 3 (3.95%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (3.95%) Performance Optimisation
8 3 (3.95%) Server Virtualisation
8 3 (3.95%) Service Delivery
8 3 (3.95%) Service Management
9 2 (2.63%) Customer Acquisition
9 2 (2.63%) Software Deployment
9 2 (2.63%) Time Management
9 2 (2.63%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 22 (28.95%) SQL
2 10 (13.16%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.63%) C
3 2 (2.63%) Java
3 2 (2.63%) Python
3 2 (2.63%) VB
4 1 (1.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (6.58%) MCSE
3 3 (3.95%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.63%) MCP
4 2 (2.63%) MCSA
4 2 (2.63%) Postgraduate
4 2 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.32%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.32%) CCNA
5 1 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.32%) Degree
5 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Certified Architect
5 1 (1.32%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.32%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (43.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (27.63%) Active Directory
3 17 (22.37%) VMware Workstation
4 12 (15.79%) Hyper-V
5 7 (9.21%) XenApp
5 7 (9.21%) XenDesktop
6 4 (5.26%) VMware Server
7 2 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (2.63%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.63%) vSphere
8 1 (1.32%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 12 (15.79%) SCCM
2 5 (6.58%) SCOM
3 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (2.63%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (1.32%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.32%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 56 (73.68%) Microsoft
2 34 (44.74%) VMware
3 21 (27.63%) Cisco
3 21 (27.63%) EMC
4 20 (26.32%) NetApp
5 17 (22.37%) 3PAR
6 13 (17.11%) Citrix
7 10 (13.16%) HP
8 7 (9.21%) Apple
8 7 (9.21%) Dell
8 7 (9.21%) Polycom
9 6 (7.89%) Mitel
10 5 (6.58%) Veeam
10 5 (6.58%) Virgin Media
11 4 (5.26%) Brocade
11 4 (5.26%) CommVault
11 4 (5.26%) F5
11 4 (5.26%) Fortinet
12 3 (3.95%) Meraki
12 3 (3.95%) MobileIron