Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 272 268 297
Rank change year-on-year -4 +29 +33
Permanent jobs citing Skype 46 61 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.49% 0.62% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.03% 4.14% 2.70%
Number of salaries quoted 39 57 45
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% -8.16% +78.18%
10th Percentile £21,250 £35,000 £32,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £46,000 £45,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.66% +0.56% +12.50%

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 1,518 1,472 1,816
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.06% 15.05% 14.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1,035 1,175 1,451
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,000 £24,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
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 21 June 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 21 June 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 -17 13 £42,500 -5.56% 3
Worcestershire +28 9 £25,000 -37.50%
Staffordshire - 7 £21,719 - 3
Coventry -3 6 £45,250 - 3
Sutton Coldfield - 6 £52,500 -
Solihull +3 2 - -
Herefordshire +17 1 £57,500 +27.78%
Skype
England

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 26 (56.52%) Microsoft
2 20 (43.48%) Office 365
3 19 (41.30%) Active Directory
4 18 (39.13%) Windows
5 15 (32.61%) Microsoft Azure
6 13 (28.26%) Skype for Business
7 12 (26.09%) SQL
8 10 (21.74%) C#
8 10 (21.74%) MVC
9 9 (19.57%) .NET
10 8 (17.39%) Citrix
10 8 (17.39%) SAN
10 8 (17.39%) JavaScript
10 8 (17.39%) ASP.NET
10 8 (17.39%) SharePoint
10 8 (17.39%) ASP.NET Web API
10 8 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (15.22%) Windows Server
11 7 (15.22%) Presales
11 7 (15.22%) VMware
11 7 (15.22%) Hyper-V
12 6 (13.04%) iSCSI
12 6 (13.04%) XenApp
12 6 (13.04%) Degree
12 6 (13.04%) Migration
12 6 (13.04%) Systems Analysis
12 6 (13.04%) MCSE
12 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (13.04%) Remote Desktop
12 6 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2013

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 13 (28.26%) Skype for Business
2 8 (17.39%) SharePoint
3 6 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (10.87%) MS Exchange
5 4 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (4.35%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.35%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 3 (6.52%) SAP Business One
2 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (43.48%) Office 365
2 15 (32.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (8.70%) Dropbox
4 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.17%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.17%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (2.17%) IaaS
4 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.39%) SAN
2 6 (13.04%) Fibre Channel
2 6 (13.04%) iSCSI
2 6 (13.04%) Remote Desktop
3 5 (10.87%) TCP/IP
3 5 (10.87%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (8.70%) DNS
4 4 (8.70%) Unified Communications
4 4 (8.70%) VPN
5 3 (6.52%) DHCP
5 3 (6.52%) LAN
5 3 (6.52%) WAN
6 2 (4.35%) Firewall
6 2 (4.35%) PBX
6 2 (4.35%) WebEx
7 1 (2.17%) IP Telephony
7 1 (2.17%) SMS
7 1 (2.17%) VLAN
7 1 (2.17%) VoIP
7 1 (2.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.17%) Big Data
3 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.17%) Power BI
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (4.35%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (8.70%) Manufacturing
1 4 (8.70%) Marketing
2 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (19.57%) Developer
2 7 (15.22%) .NET Developer
3 6 (13.04%) Consultant
3 6 (13.04%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 6 (13.04%) Senior Consultant
3 6 (13.04%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
4 4 (8.70%) Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) C# Developer
4 4 (8.70%) IT Support
4 4 (8.70%) React Developer
4 4 (8.70%) Support Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (6.52%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (6.52%) Data Scientist
5 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) IT Technician
5 3 (6.52%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (4.35%) Applications Support
6 2 (4.35%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.57%) .NET
2 8 (17.39%) ASP.NET
2 8 (17.39%) ASP.NET Web API
3 6 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (13.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (8.70%) AngularJS
4 4 (8.70%) CSS
4 4 (8.70%) HTML
4 4 (8.70%) KnockoutJS
4 4 (8.70%) React
5 3 (6.52%) Software Packaging
6 2 (4.35%) .NET Core
7 1 (2.17%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (4.35%) NHS
2 2 (4.35%) Public Cloud
2 2 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 18 (39.13%) Windows
2 7 (15.22%) Windows Server
3 4 (8.70%) Windows 7
3 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.35%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.35%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.74%) MVC
2 8 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (15.22%) Presales
4 6 (13.04%) Migration
4 6 (13.04%) Systems Analysis
5 5 (10.87%) Artificial Intelligence
5 5 (10.87%) ITIL
5 5 (10.87%) Machine Learning
5 5 (10.87%) Mobile Device Management
6 4 (8.70%) ITIL V3
6 4 (8.70%) Mobile Development
6 4 (8.70%) Service Delivery
7 3 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (6.52%) Change Control
7 3 (6.52%) Data Science
7 3 (6.52%) DevOps
7 3 (6.52%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 3 (6.52%) ERP
7 3 (6.52%) Neural Network
7 3 (6.52%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.09%) SQL
2 10 (21.74%) C#
3 8 (17.39%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.52%) MATLAB
4 3 (6.52%) PowerShell
4 3 (6.52%) Python
5 2 (4.35%) R
5 2 (4.35%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (13.04%) Degree
1 6 (13.04%) MCSE
1 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.35%) MCP
2 2 (4.35%) MCSA
2 2 (4.35%) MCTS
2 2 (4.35%) PhD
3 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) COBIT
System Software
1 19 (41.30%) Active Directory
2 7 (15.22%) Hyper-V
3 6 (13.04%) XenApp
4 1 (2.17%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) SCCM
2 2 (4.35%) AirWatch
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (4.35%) NetBackup
2 2 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 26 (56.52%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.39%) Citrix
3 7 (15.22%) VMware
4 4 (8.70%) Adobe
4 4 (8.70%) Symantec
4 4 (8.70%) Xamarin
5 3 (6.52%) Aruba
5 3 (6.52%) Cisco
5 3 (6.52%) SAP
6 2 (4.35%) 3PAR
6 2 (4.35%) Avaya
6 2 (4.35%) HP
6 2 (4.35%) MobileIron
6 2 (4.35%) Veritas
7 1 (2.17%) Apple
7 1 (2.17%) Mitel
7 1 (2.17%) Oracle
7 1 (2.17%) Sonus
7 1 (2.17%) Virgin Media