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 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
England / West Midlands
Rank 202 193 186
Rank change year-on-year -9 -7  
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 13 53 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.28% 0.86% 0.58%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.95% 4.74% 3.06%
Number of salaries quoted 11 46 28
Median salary £52,500 £47,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.52% -13.63%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £33,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £65,000
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 the West Midlands with a requirement for application platform skills.

Application Platform Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 665 1118 981
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 14.08% 18.17% 19.10%
Number of salaries quoted 551 919 816
Median salary £36,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,600 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,300 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.25% -  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 3 months to 27 March 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -13 10 £52,500 +1.94% 1
Coventry +14 1 - -
Staffordshire +12 1 £52,500 +38.15%
Solihull - 1 £35,000 -
Skype for Business
England

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 39 (82.98%) Microsoft
2 28 (59.57%) Skype
3 21 (44.68%) VMware
4 20 (42.55%) MS Excel
5 18 (38.30%) SQL
5 18 (38.30%) NetApp
5 18 (38.30%) Office 365
5 18 (38.30%) VMware Infrastructure
6 17 (36.17%) 3PAR
6 17 (36.17%) EMC
6 17 (36.17%) VMware Workstation
7 15 (31.91%) Windows
8 14 (29.79%) Active Directory
9 12 (25.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (25.53%) Hyper-V
9 12 (25.53%) Microsoft Azure
10 11 (23.40%) Cisco
11 10 (21.28%) Windows Server
12 9 (19.15%) Presales
13 8 (17.02%) MCSE
14 7 (14.89%) Exchange Server 2013
15 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2012
15 6 (12.77%) Data Centre
16 5 (10.64%) SCCM
16 5 (10.64%) ITIL
16 5 (10.64%) Firewall
16 5 (10.64%) Finance
16 5 (10.64%) SharePoint
16 5 (10.64%) Citrix
17 4 (8.51%) Alcatel-Lucent

Skype for Business
Top Related 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 7 (14.89%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (10.64%) SharePoint
3 4 (8.51%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.13%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 20 (42.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 18 (38.30%) Office 365
2 12 (25.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.26%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (4.26%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 28 (59.57%) Skype
2 5 (10.64%) Firewall
3 4 (8.51%) Unified Communications
3 4 (8.51%) VPN
3 4 (8.51%) WAN
4 3 (6.38%) BGP
4 3 (6.38%) DHCP
4 3 (6.38%) DNS
4 3 (6.38%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (6.38%) LAN
4 3 (6.38%) OSPF
4 3 (6.38%) RIP
4 3 (6.38%) VLAN
4 3 (6.38%) Wireless
5 2 (4.26%) PBX
5 2 (4.26%) VoIP
6 1 (2.13%) NetScaler
6 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
General
1 5 (10.64%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Retail
3 1 (2.13%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 20 (42.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (31.91%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (14.89%) Consultant
4 4 (8.51%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (8.51%) Technical Leader
5 3 (6.38%) Cisco Consultant
5 3 (6.38%) Cisco Presales Consultant
5 3 (6.38%) Network Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Presales Consultant
6 2 (4.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Architect
6 2 (4.26%) Exchange Architect
6 2 (4.26%) Exchange Support
6 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (4.26%) Messaging Consultant
6 2 (4.26%) Office 365 Specialist
6 2 (4.26%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.38%) Public Cloud
2 3 (6.38%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (4.26%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.26%) Fintech
4 1 (2.13%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 15 (31.91%) Windows
2 10 (21.28%) Windows Server
3 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (8.51%) Windows 10
5 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (4.26%) Linux
6 2 (4.26%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.15%) Presales
2 5 (10.64%) ITIL
3 4 (8.51%) Incident Management
3 4 (8.51%) Mentoring
3 4 (8.51%) Project Management
3 4 (8.51%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 3 (6.38%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (6.38%) Migration
4 3 (6.38%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 2 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.26%) Data Protection
5 2 (4.26%) ITIL V3
5 2 (4.26%) Product Management
5 2 (4.26%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.26%) Software Delivery
6 1 (2.13%) Application Packaging
6 1 (2.13%) Change Management
6 1 (2.13%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 1 (2.13%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.13%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (38.30%) SQL
2 3 (6.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (25.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (17.02%) MCSE
3 3 (6.38%) MCSA
4 2 (4.26%) CCNP
4 2 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.13%) ISO22301
1 1 (2.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (38.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (36.17%) VMware Workstation
3 14 (29.79%) Active Directory
4 12 (25.53%) Hyper-V
5 4 (8.51%) XenDesktop
6 3 (6.38%) XenApp
7 2 (4.26%) BitLocker
8 1 (2.13%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (10.64%) SCCM
2 3 (6.38%) SCOM
3 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (2.13%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 39 (82.98%) Microsoft
2 21 (44.68%) VMware
3 18 (38.30%) NetApp
4 17 (36.17%) 3PAR
4 17 (36.17%) EMC
5 11 (23.40%) Cisco
6 5 (10.64%) Citrix
7 4 (8.51%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 3 (6.38%) HP
9 2 (4.26%) Red Hat
10 1 (2.13%) Bomgar
10 1 (2.13%) Dell
10 1 (2.13%) IBM
10 1 (2.13%) Lotus
10 1 (2.13%) Nimble Storage
10 1 (2.13%) Polycom
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