Period
to 19 September 2019

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 19 September 2019 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
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 232 269 265
Rank change year-on-year +37 -4 -23
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 39 28 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.52% 0.32% 0.55%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.06% 2.34% 3.61%
Number of salaries quoted 14 23 48
West Midlands median annual salary £32,500 £47,500 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -31.58% -2.56% -2.50%
10th Percentile £26,250 £33,323 £31,775
90th Percentile £55,000 £60,500 £55,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,250
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +13.86%

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 960 1,199 1,523
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 12.68% 13.63% 15.17%
Number of salaries quoted 773 936 1,298
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,125 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 19 September 2019.

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 19 September 2019. 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 +67 34 £32,500 -35.00% 1
Solihull - 3 £27,500 -
Worcestershire -16 2 - -
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2019, 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 38 (97.44%) Office 365
1 38 (97.44%) Skype
2 29 (74.36%) Active Directory
3 25 (64.10%) PowerShell
4 24 (61.54%) Microsoft
5 22 (56.41%) Windows
6 20 (51.28%) ITIL
7 18 (46.15%) Project Management
8 16 (41.03%) Azure
9 15 (38.46%) Citrix
9 15 (38.46%) Microsoft Office
10 14 (35.90%) SharePoint
10 14 (35.90%) Migration
11 13 (33.33%) Microsoft Intune
12 12 (30.77%) Change Management
12 12 (30.77%) DHCP
12 12 (30.77%) DNS
12 12 (30.77%) Project Delivery
13 11 (28.21%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (28.21%) CommVault
13 11 (28.21%) Line Management
14 10 (25.64%) AWS
14 10 (25.64%) XenApp
14 10 (25.64%) XenDesktop
15 9 (23.08%) Open Source
15 9 (23.08%) PaaS
15 9 (23.08%) Bash Shell
15 9 (23.08%) Puppet
15 9 (23.08%) Azure SQL Database
15 9 (23.08%) Cisco ASA

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 14 (35.90%) SharePoint
2 7 (17.95%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 15 (38.46%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 38 (97.44%) Office 365
2 16 (41.03%) Azure
3 10 (25.64%) AWS
4 9 (23.08%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (23.08%) PaaS
5 7 (17.95%) Azure Functions
5 7 (17.95%) Azure Machine Learning
5 7 (17.95%) IaaS
5 7 (17.95%) Serverless
6 4 (10.26%) OneDrive
6 4 (10.26%) Yammer
7 1 (2.56%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 38 (97.44%) Skype
2 12 (30.77%) DHCP
2 12 (30.77%) DNS
3 9 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (23.08%) PBX
3 9 (23.08%) Unified Communications
4 8 (20.51%) LAN
4 8 (20.51%) Network Security
4 8 (20.51%) WAN
5 7 (17.95%) Remote Desktop
6 4 (10.26%) IP Telephony
6 4 (10.26%) SAN
7 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.08%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (23.08%) Jenkins
2 7 (17.95%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (10.26%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Local Government
2 1 (2.56%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 8 (20.51%) Analyst
1 8 (20.51%) Consultant
1 8 (20.51%) Desktop Analyst
1 8 (20.51%) Desktop Support
1 8 (20.51%) Desktop Support Analyst
1 8 (20.51%) Support Analyst
2 6 (15.38%) Business Consultant
2 6 (15.38%) Technical Consultant
3 4 (10.26%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Support Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 3 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Azure Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Office 365 Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Team Leader
4 3 (7.69%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.08%) JSON
1 9 (23.08%) SAML
2 1 (2.56%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Blackberry
1 4 (10.26%) Smartphone
1 4 (10.26%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 22 (56.41%) Windows
2 8 (20.51%) Linux
3 7 (17.95%) Windows Server
4 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (10.26%) Windows 7
6 3 (7.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (51.28%) ITIL
2 18 (46.15%) Project Management
3 14 (35.90%) Migration
4 12 (30.77%) Change Management
4 12 (30.77%) Project Delivery
5 11 (28.21%) Line Management
6 9 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (23.08%) Asset Management
6 9 (23.08%) Business Development
6 9 (23.08%) Configuration Management
6 9 (23.08%) Deployment Automation
6 9 (23.08%) ERP
6 9 (23.08%) Identity Access Management
6 9 (23.08%) Incident Management
6 9 (23.08%) Open Source
6 9 (23.08%) Presales
6 9 (23.08%) Service Management
6 9 (23.08%) Software Asset Management
7 7 (17.95%) Artificial Intelligence
7 7 (17.95%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 25 (64.10%) PowerShell
2 9 (23.08%) Bash Shell
2 9 (23.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (28.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (10.26%) MCDST
2 4 (10.26%) MCP
2 4 (10.26%) MCSE
3 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 29 (74.36%) Active Directory
2 10 (25.64%) XenApp
2 10 (25.64%) XenDesktop
3 8 (20.51%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (17.95%) Docker
5 6 (15.38%) Hyper-V
6 4 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (2.56%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 13 (33.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 9 (23.08%) FortiGate
2 9 (23.08%) Kubernetes
2 9 (23.08%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (23.08%) Puppet
2 9 (23.08%) Terraform
3 8 (20.51%) SCCM
4 7 (17.95%) HP Data Protector
4 7 (17.95%) NetBackup
5 3 (7.69%) AirWatch
5 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (2.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 15 (38.46%) Citrix
3 11 (28.21%) CommVault
4 9 (23.08%) CheckPoint
4 9 (23.08%) Cisco
4 9 (23.08%) Oracle
5 7 (17.95%) arcserve
5 7 (17.95%) Veeam
6 5 (12.82%) VMware
7 3 (7.69%) Nimble Storage
8 2 (5.13%) HP
9 1 (2.56%) Avaya
9 1 (2.56%) Toshiba