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 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 202 181 201
Rank change year-on-year -21 +20  
Permanent jobs citing Skype for Business 27 60 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.53% 0.97% 0.56%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.58% 6.07% 3.30%
Number of salaries quoted 25 51 19
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% -20.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  

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 755 989 969
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 14.69% 16.03% 17.04%
Number of salaries quoted 645 794 789
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £24,250
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 -14 21 £52,500 -12.50% 4
Coventry -2 2 £21,000 -37.31% 1
Warwickshire +4 1 £45,000 +50.00%
Solihull - 1 £37,500 - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £30,000 -
Shropshire - 1 - - 4
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 38 (95.00%) Microsoft
2 22 (55.00%) Office 365
2 22 (55.00%) Skype
3 17 (42.50%) VMware
4 16 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 16 (40.00%) NetApp
4 16 (40.00%) SQL
4 16 (40.00%) Hyper-V
4 16 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (37.50%) 3PAR
5 15 (37.50%) EMC
5 15 (37.50%) VMware Workstation
6 12 (30.00%) Windows
6 12 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 9 (22.50%) SharePoint
8 8 (20.00%) PBX
9 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (17.50%) Windows Server
10 6 (15.00%) Presales
10 6 (15.00%) SCCM
10 6 (15.00%) MS Exchange
11 5 (12.50%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (10.00%) Unified Communications
12 4 (10.00%) Migration
12 4 (10.00%) MCSE
13 3 (7.50%) MCSA
13 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Office
13 3 (7.50%) Citrix
13 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (7.50%) Public Cloud

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 (22.50%) SharePoint
2 6 (15.00%) MS Exchange
3 5 (12.50%) Office Communications Server
4 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.50%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 22 (55.00%) Office 365
2 12 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (5.00%) IaaS
3 2 (5.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 22 (55.00%) Skype
2 8 (20.00%) PBX
3 4 (10.00%) Unified Communications
4 2 (5.00%) DHCP
4 2 (5.00%) DNS
4 2 (5.00%) LAN
4 2 (5.00%) VPN
4 2 (5.00%) WAN
4 2 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.50%) DMZ
5 1 (2.50%) NetScaler
5 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (5.00%) Advertising
1 2 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (40.00%) Consultant
2 15 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (17.50%) Unified Communications Consultant
5 5 (12.50%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 5 (12.50%) Lync Consultant
5 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Consultant
5 5 (12.50%) Office 365 Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Office 365 Specialist
7 2 (5.00%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Azure Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Deployment Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Exchange Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (5.00%) Office 365 Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Service Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Public Cloud
2 2 (5.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 12 (30.00%) Windows
2 7 (17.50%) Windows Server
3 3 (7.50%) Windows 10
4 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.00%) Presales
2 4 (10.00%) Migration
3 2 (5.00%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (5.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (5.00%) Informatics
3 2 (5.00%) Time Management
4 1 (2.50%) Application Packaging
4 1 (2.50%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 1 (2.50%) CRM
4 1 (2.50%) Integration Testing
4 1 (2.50%) ITIL
4 1 (2.50%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (2.50%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (2.50%) Product Management
4 1 (2.50%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 16 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (10.00%) MCSE
3 3 (7.50%) MCSA
4 2 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) ISO 22301
1 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 16 (40.00%) Hyper-V
1 16 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (37.50%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (2.50%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.50%) XenApp
3 1 (2.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (15.00%) SCCM
2 1 (2.50%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (2.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 38 (95.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (42.50%) VMware
3 16 (40.00%) NetApp
4 15 (37.50%) 3PAR
4 15 (37.50%) EMC
5 3 (7.50%) Citrix
6 2 (5.00%) Bomgar
7 1 (2.50%) Avaya
7 1 (2.50%) Dell
7 1 (2.50%) IBM
7 1 (2.50%) Lotus
7 1 (2.50%) Nimble Storage
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £50K basic + Superb Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £50K basic + Superb Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £50K basic + Superb Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K basic + Superb Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K basic + Superb Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K basic + Superb Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computacenter
Salary: Benefits+Car
Posted: 8 days ago
Coventry
FRG Technology Consulting
Salary: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computacenter
Salary: Benefits+Car
Posted: 8 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
bet365
Salary: Competitive base salary + bonus + benefits.
Posted: 26 days ago