Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype
England > West Midlands
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 225 271 310
Rank change year-on-year +46 +39 +14
Permanent jobs citing Skype 87 63 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.87% 0.56% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.65% 3.52% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 75 46 15
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £28,850 £28,375 £18,000
90th Percentile £62,000 £57,875 £63,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% -2.22%

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 1540 1792 1617
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.32% 16.01% 15.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1252 1397 1417
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 2017. 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 +40 40 £37,250 -25.50% 4
Staffordshire +17 15 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Coventry +11 11 £53,750 +138.89% 1
Warwickshire -1 7 £35,000 +16.67% 1
Worcestershire -6 4 £37,500 +7.14%
Solihull -5 3 £37,000 +13.85% 1
Shropshire - 1 - -
Skype
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, IT jobs citing Skype 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.

1 62 (71.26%) Skype for Business
2 53 (60.92%) Microsoft
3 47 (54.02%) Office 365
4 35 (40.23%) Windows
5 34 (39.08%) Active Directory
6 24 (27.59%) Cisco
7 23 (26.44%) Microsoft Azure
8 19 (21.84%) VMware
9 18 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
10 16 (18.39%) SCCM
10 16 (18.39%) ITIL
11 15 (17.24%) Firewall
12 14 (16.09%) LAN
12 14 (16.09%) VPN
13 13 (14.94%) Presales
14 12 (13.79%) Citrix
14 12 (13.79%) PowerShell
15 11 (12.64%) HP
15 11 (12.64%) SharePoint
15 11 (12.64%) PRINCE2
15 11 (12.64%) SQL
15 11 (12.64%) Telecoms
16 10 (11.49%) Finance
16 10 (11.49%) Project Management
16 10 (11.49%) .NET
16 10 (11.49%) MS Exchange
17 9 (10.34%) WAN
17 9 (10.34%) Apple
17 9 (10.34%) JavaScript
17 9 (10.34%) Wi-Fi

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 62 (71.26%) Skype for Business
2 11 (12.64%) SharePoint
3 10 (11.49%) MS Exchange
4 8 (9.20%) Office Communications Server
5 6 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (5.75%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (3.45%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 47 (54.02%) Office 365
2 23 (26.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.75%) IaaS
3 5 (5.75%) OneDrive
4 3 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.30%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 15 (17.24%) Firewall
2 14 (16.09%) LAN
2 14 (16.09%) VPN
3 9 (10.34%) Unified Communications
3 9 (10.34%) WAN
3 9 (10.34%) Wi-Fi
4 8 (9.20%) Wireless
5 7 (8.05%) SAN
6 5 (5.75%) DNS
6 5 (5.75%) MPLS
6 5 (5.75%) PBX
7 4 (4.60%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (4.60%) iSCSI
7 4 (4.60%) NAS
7 4 (4.60%) VLAN
8 3 (3.45%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (3.45%) ISDN
8 3 (3.45%) Network Security
8 3 (3.45%) PSTN
8 3 (3.45%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.30%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.15%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.15%) Selenium
2 1 (1.15%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.15%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (12.64%) Telecoms
2 10 (11.49%) Finance
3 3 (3.45%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.30%) Multimedia
4 2 (2.30%) Retail
5 1 (1.15%) Advertising
5 1 (1.15%) Banking
5 1 (1.15%) French Language
5 1 (1.15%) German Language
5 1 (1.15%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.15%) Law
5 1 (1.15%) Legal
5 1 (1.15%) Polish Language
5 1 (1.15%) Russian Language
5 1 (1.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 16 (18.39%) Consultant
2 11 (12.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (11.49%) Developer
4 8 (9.20%) Lync Consultant
5 7 (8.05%) Analyst
5 7 (8.05%) Messaging Consultant
6 6 (6.90%) Office 365 Engineer
6 6 (6.90%) Support Engineer
6 6 (6.90%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (5.75%) Infrastructure Support
7 5 (5.75%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 5 (5.75%) Messaging Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Exchange Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Python Developer
8 4 (4.60%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Senior Support Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Wintel Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.49%) .NET
2 8 (9.20%) CSS
2 8 (9.20%) HTML
3 4 (4.60%) ASP.NET
3 4 (4.60%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (4.60%) Django
3 4 (4.60%) Flask
4 3 (3.45%) Software Packaging
4 3 (3.45%) XMPP
5 1 (1.15%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.15%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (1.15%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (1.15%) LINQ
5 1 (1.15%) Polymer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.05%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (6.90%) Public Cloud
4 4 (4.60%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.45%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.45%) Clustering
5 3 (3.45%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.45%) Smartphone
6 2 (2.30%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.30%) iPad
6 2 (2.30%) iPhone
6 2 (2.30%) RSA SecurID
6 2 (2.30%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.15%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.15%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.15%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 35 (40.23%) Windows
2 9 (10.34%) Windows 10
2 9 (10.34%) Windows Server
3 8 (9.20%) Windows 7
4 5 (5.75%) Linux
5 3 (3.45%) Android
5 3 (3.45%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.45%) Unix
5 3 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.30%) Mac OS X
6 2 (2.30%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (1.15%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (18.39%) ITIL
2 13 (14.94%) Presales
3 11 (12.64%) PRINCE2
4 10 (11.49%) Project Management
5 8 (9.20%) Customer Requirements
6 7 (8.05%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 6 (6.90%) Mobile Device Management
8 5 (5.75%) Service Management
9 4 (4.60%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (4.60%) Machine Learning
9 4 (4.60%) Migration
9 4 (4.60%) MVC
9 4 (4.60%) TOGAF
10 3 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (3.45%) Change Control
10 3 (3.45%) Information Security
10 3 (3.45%) Load Balancing
10 3 (3.45%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (3.45%) Service Delivery
10 3 (3.45%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.79%) PowerShell
2 11 (12.64%) SQL
3 9 (10.34%) JavaScript
4 7 (8.05%) C#
4 7 (8.05%) Python
5 3 (3.45%) Java
5 3 (3.45%) VB
6 2 (2.30%) C
7 1 (1.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (5.75%) MCSE
3 3 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (2.30%) MCP
4 2 (2.30%) MCSA
4 2 (2.30%) Postgraduate
5 1 (1.15%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.15%) CCNA
5 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Certified Architect
5 1 (1.15%) NVQ Level 3
5 1 (1.15%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.15%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.15%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.15%) QA
1 1 (1.15%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (39.08%) Active Directory
2 18 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (9.20%) XenApp
3 8 (9.20%) XenDesktop
4 6 (6.90%) Hyper-V
5 4 (4.60%) VMware Server
6 3 (3.45%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (3.45%) vSphere
7 1 (1.15%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 16 (18.39%) SCCM
2 6 (6.90%) SCOM
3 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (3.45%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (2.30%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (1.15%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 53 (60.92%) Microsoft
2 24 (27.59%) Cisco
3 19 (21.84%) VMware
4 12 (13.79%) Citrix
5 11 (12.64%) HP
6 9 (10.34%) Apple
7 7 (8.05%) Dell
7 7 (8.05%) Polycom
8 6 (6.90%) Mitel
9 5 (5.75%) MobileIron
9 5 (5.75%) Veeam
9 5 (5.75%) Virgin Media
10 4 (4.60%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 4 (4.60%) Brocade
10 4 (4.60%) CommVault
10 4 (4.60%) EMC
10 4 (4.60%) F5
10 4 (4.60%) Fortinet
10 4 (4.60%) Symantec
11 3 (3.45%) Juniper