Period
to 9 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Skype skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Skype over the 6 months to 9 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype
England > West Midlands
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 220 233 282
Rank change year-on-year +13 +49 +30
Permanent jobs citing Skype 68 89 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.83% 0.89% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.53% 5.78% 3.45%
Number of salaries quoted 48 77 45
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.67% -11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,800 £29,150 £28,050
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,750 £57,950
England median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.16% +5.56% +1.12%

Skype is in the Communications and Computer Networking 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 communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,502 1,539 1,795
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.35% 15.40% 15.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1,106 1,256 1,399
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

Skype
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype in the West Midlands

Skype
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Skype in the West Midlands

Skype
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Skype in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Skype in the West Midlands

Skype
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 within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 9 December 2018. 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 +3 25 £47,500 +28.38% 4
Solihull +18 19 £50,000 +35.14% 5
Shropshire +10 5 - -
Wolverhampton - 5 £42,500 -
Staffordshire +13 4 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Coventry +5 4 £35,100 -34.70% 4
Worcestershire -1 3 £35,000 -6.67%
Warwickshire +26 2 £34,250 -4.86%
Skype
England

For the 6 months to 9 December 2018, IT jobs citing Skype 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.

1 38 (55.88%) Windows
1 38 (55.88%) Microsoft
2 35 (51.47%) Skype for Business
3 24 (35.29%) VMware
4 23 (33.82%) Citrix
5 21 (30.88%) Cisco
5 21 (30.88%) Amazon AWS
6 19 (27.94%) Yammer
6 19 (27.94%) LAN
6 19 (27.94%) VMware Infrastructure
7 18 (26.47%) Firewall
7 18 (26.47%) WAN
7 18 (26.47%) ITIL
7 18 (26.47%) XenApp
8 16 (23.53%) SharePoint
9 15 (22.06%) HP
9 15 (22.06%) Microsoft Azure
10 14 (20.59%) Hyper-V
10 14 (20.59%) Office 365
11 13 (19.12%) XenDesktop
11 13 (19.12%) Active Directory
11 13 (19.12%) NetApp
12 12 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (17.65%) SAN
12 12 (17.65%) VPN
12 12 (17.65%) MCSE
12 12 (17.65%) SQL
12 12 (17.65%) Wi-Fi
12 12 (17.65%) VLAN
12 12 (17.65%) Windows Server

Skype
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 35 (51.47%) Skype for Business
2 16 (23.53%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.88%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.94%) CMS
4 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.94%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Magento
2 1 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (30.88%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (27.94%) Yammer
3 15 (22.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (20.59%) Office 365
5 6 (8.82%) SaaS
6 5 (7.35%) OneDrive
7 3 (4.41%) IaaS
7 3 (4.41%) PaaS
8 2 (2.94%) GitHub
9 1 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (27.94%) LAN
2 18 (26.47%) Firewall
2 18 (26.47%) WAN
3 12 (17.65%) SAN
3 12 (17.65%) VLAN
3 12 (17.65%) VPN
3 12 (17.65%) Wi-Fi
4 11 (16.18%) BGP
4 11 (16.18%) OSPF
4 11 (16.18%) RIP
5 9 (13.24%) Intrusion Detection
5 9 (13.24%) Wireless
6 8 (11.76%) Unified Communications
7 5 (7.35%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (7.35%) Cisco Firepower
7 5 (7.35%) Cisco ISE
8 3 (4.41%) DHCP
8 3 (4.41%) DNS
8 3 (4.41%) TCP/IP
9 2 (2.94%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.41%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (4.41%) Power BI
3 2 (2.94%) MySQL
4 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (10.29%) Finance
2 6 (8.82%) Marketing
3 5 (7.35%) Legal
4 1 (1.47%) Local Government
4 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (16.18%) Network Engineer
2 10 (14.71%) Technical Engineer
3 9 (13.24%) Developer
3 9 (13.24%) Network Systems Engineer
3 9 (13.24%) Systems Engineer
4 8 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (10.29%) .NET Developer
6 5 (7.35%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) Architect
7 4 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (5.88%) C# Developer
7 4 (5.88%) Cloud Architect
7 4 (5.88%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
7 4 (5.88%) React Developer
7 4 (5.88%) Technical Architect
7 4 (5.88%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (4.41%) Infrastructure Support
8 3 (4.41%) Office 365 Business Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) Senior Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 7 (10.29%) .NET
2 7 (10.29%) ASP.NET
2 7 (10.29%) ASP.NET Web API
3 6 (8.82%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (7.35%) CSS
4 5 (7.35%) HTML
5 4 (5.88%) KnockoutJS
5 4 (5.88%) React
6 3 (4.41%) AngularJS
7 2 (2.94%) .NET Core
7 2 (2.94%) Ajax
7 2 (2.94%) jQuery
7 2 (2.94%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.71%) Data Centre
1 10 (14.71%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (7.35%) Clustering
2 5 (7.35%) Hybrid Cloud
2 5 (7.35%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.41%) CMDB
4 2 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.47%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.47%) iPad
5 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Licensing
5 1 (1.47%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 38 (55.88%) Windows
2 12 (17.65%) Windows Server
3 7 (10.29%) Linux
4 3 (4.41%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.47%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.47%) ITIL
2 11 (16.18%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 10 (14.71%) Analytics
4 9 (13.24%) DevOps
4 9 (13.24%) MVC
4 9 (13.24%) Server Virtualisation
5 8 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 8 (11.76%) Problem Management
6 6 (8.82%) Migration
6 6 (8.82%) Service Management
7 5 (7.35%) Business Process Analysis
7 5 (7.35%) Change Control
7 5 (7.35%) Network Management
7 5 (7.35%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (7.35%) Project Management
7 5 (7.35%) Release Management
7 5 (7.35%) Software Engineering
8 4 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (5.88%) High Availability
8 4 (5.88%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.65%) SQL
2 9 (13.24%) JavaScript
3 7 (10.29%) C#
4 6 (8.82%) PowerShell
5 3 (4.41%) C
6 2 (2.94%) PHP
6 2 (2.94%) Python
7 1 (1.47%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (17.65%) MCSE
1 12 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (10.29%) CCNP
2 7 (10.29%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.47%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.35%) SLA
2 3 (4.41%) GDPR
3 1 (1.47%) PMO
System Software
1 19 (27.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (26.47%) XenApp
3 14 (20.59%) Hyper-V
4 13 (19.12%) Active Directory
4 13 (19.12%) XenDesktop
5 3 (4.41%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (7.35%) SCCM
1 5 (7.35%) WSUS
2 2 (2.94%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.47%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.47%) SCOM
Vendors
1 38 (55.88%) Microsoft
2 24 (35.29%) VMware
3 23 (33.82%) Citrix
4 21 (30.88%) Cisco
5 15 (22.06%) HP
6 13 (19.12%) NetApp
7 10 (14.71%) SolarWinds
8 9 (13.24%) Polycom
9 6 (8.82%) 3PAR
10 5 (7.35%) McAfee
11 4 (5.88%) Cylance
11 4 (5.88%) Trend Micro
11 4 (5.88%) Xamarin
12 2 (2.94%) Huawei
12 2 (2.94%) Veritas
13 1 (1.47%) Apple
13 1 (1.47%) CheckPoint
13 1 (1.47%) Fortinet
13 1 (1.47%) Mitel
13 1 (1.47%) ProCurve