Period
to 30 May 2020

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 30 May 2020 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
30 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 181 227 269
Rank change year-on-year +46 +42 +14
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 24 58 40
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.52% 0.75% 0.43%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.04% 5.43% 2.80%
Number of salaries quoted 18 26 34
Median annual salary £62,500 £32,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +92.31% -38.10% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £25,550
90th Percentile £75,375 £53,750 £60,125
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 594 1,069 1,429
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 12.98% 13.79% 15.20%
Number of salaries quoted 477 805 1,099
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,290 £24,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Skype for Business as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Skype for Business in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 30 May 2020.

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 30 May 2020. 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 +25 12 £62,500 +92.31% 1
Warwickshire - 9 £26,000 -
Coventry +27 1 £87,500 +218.18%
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 30 May 2020, IT jobs citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 20 (83.33%) Skype
2 18 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 17 (70.83%) Office 365
4 14 (58.33%) Azure
4 14 (58.33%) Windows
5 13 (54.17%) SharePoint
5 13 (54.17%) Active Directory
6 12 (50.00%) Citrix
7 11 (45.83%) ITIL
8 9 (37.50%) PowerShell
9 8 (33.33%) Hyper-V
9 8 (33.33%) VMware
9 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Intune
9 8 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (33.33%) SAN
9 8 (33.33%) Windows Server
10 7 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (25.00%) OneDrive
11 6 (25.00%) SCCM
11 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
11 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
11 6 (25.00%) Internet
11 6 (25.00%) Shell Script
11 6 (25.00%) MCSA
11 6 (25.00%) Power Platform
11 6 (25.00%) PowerApps
11 6 (25.00%) Strategic Roadmap
11 6 (25.00%) Public Sector
11 6 (25.00%) Project Delivery

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 13 (54.17%) SharePoint
2 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 17 (70.83%) Office 365
2 14 (58.33%) Azure
3 8 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (25.00%) OneDrive
4 6 (25.00%) Power Platform
4 6 (25.00%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 20 (83.33%) Skype
2 8 (33.33%) SAN
3 6 (25.00%) Internet
4 5 (20.83%) VPN
5 3 (12.50%) Firewall
5 3 (12.50%) VLAN
6 2 (8.33%) BGP
6 2 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (8.33%) DHCP
6 2 (8.33%) DNS
6 2 (8.33%) HSRP
6 2 (8.33%) IPsec
6 2 (8.33%) LAN
6 2 (8.33%) NetScaler
6 2 (8.33%) OSPF
6 2 (8.33%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (8.33%) VRRP
6 2 (8.33%) WAN
6 2 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (25.00%) Public Sector
2 1 (4.17%) Automotive
2 1 (4.17%) Legal
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Administrator
1 6 (25.00%) Office 365 Administrator
2 4 (16.67%) Consultant
3 3 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (12.50%) Architect
3 3 (12.50%) Technical Architect
4 2 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Azure Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Citrix Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Citrix Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Citrix Technical Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Presales Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Network Systems Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Presales Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) VMware Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) VMware Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.33%) Clustering
2 2 (8.33%) Replication
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) CCTV
3 1 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (58.33%) Windows
2 8 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 5 (20.83%) Windows 10
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (4.17%) Unix
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) ITIL
2 6 (25.00%) Project Delivery
2 6 (25.00%) Strategic Roadmap
3 3 (12.50%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 3 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (12.50%) Server Building
3 3 (12.50%) Virtual Environments
4 2 (8.33%) Application Virtualisation
4 2 (8.33%) High Availability
4 2 (8.33%) Innovative Thinking
4 2 (8.33%) Load Balancing
4 2 (8.33%) Presales
4 2 (8.33%) Technical Leadership
5 1 (4.17%) Deployment Automation
5 1 (4.17%) Due Diligence
5 1 (4.17%) E-Discovery
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1 (4.17%) ITIL V3
5 1 (4.17%) QMS
5 1 (4.17%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 6 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (25.00%) MCSA
2 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.33%) CCNP
3 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (8.33%) MCSE
4 1 (4.17%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) ISO 9001
1 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (54.17%) Active Directory
2 8 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 7 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (20.83%) XenApp
4 5 (20.83%) XenDesktop
5 3 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (8.33%) vCloud
6 2 (8.33%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (8.33%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (8.33%) VMware NSX
6 2 (8.33%) vSphere
6 2 (8.33%) Xen
7 1 (4.17%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 6 (25.00%) SCCM
3 3 (12.50%) WSUS
4 2 (8.33%) vCenter Server
4 2 (8.33%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 18 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (50.00%) Citrix
3 8 (33.33%) VMware
4 3 (12.50%) Nimble Storage
5 2 (8.33%) Adobe
5 2 (8.33%) Autodesk
5 2 (8.33%) CheckPoint
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco
5 2 (8.33%) Dell
5 2 (8.33%) EMC
5 2 (8.33%) Forcepoint
5 2 (8.33%) HP
5 2 (8.33%) Huawei
5 2 (8.33%) NetApp
5 2 (8.33%) Veeam
5 2 (8.33%) Zerto
6 1 (4.17%) Apple
6 1 (4.17%) Symantec