Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 241 241 290
Rank change year-on-year 0 +49 +32
Permanent jobs citing Skype 51 77 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.58% 0.77% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.41% 4.86% 2.63%
Number of salaries quoted 43 65 30
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.76% +5.81% -22.50%
10th Percentile £24,526 £31,250 £21,125
90th Percentile £64,750 £59,000 £54,800
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -

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 1,497 1,585 1,789
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.02% 15.79% 14.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1,087 1,273 1,403
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% -3.75% +3.90%
10th Percentile £23,000 £24,567 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -13 15 £50,000 +11.11% 10
Worcestershire +19 11 £34,341 -14.15%
Solihull +7 11 £40,000 +3.23% 2
Wolverhampton +5 4 £40,000 +33.33%
Coventry +14 3 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Staffordshire +11 2 £25,437 -21.73% 1
Warwickshire +27 1 £41,000 +13.10% 1
Herefordshire +12 1 £57,500 +27.78%
Skype
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 32 (62.75%) Microsoft
2 22 (43.14%) Windows
3 21 (41.18%) Skype for Business
4 15 (29.41%) Office 365
4 15 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
5 14 (27.45%) Active Directory
6 13 (25.49%) SharePoint
6 13 (25.49%) C#
6 13 (25.49%) SQL
6 13 (25.49%) MVC
7 12 (23.53%) .NET
8 11 (21.57%) JavaScript
8 11 (21.57%) ASP.NET
8 11 (21.57%) ASP.NET Web API
9 10 (19.61%) Amazon AWS
9 10 (19.61%) MCSE
9 10 (19.61%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (19.61%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (17.65%) VMware
10 9 (17.65%) Cisco
10 9 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (17.65%) Yammer
10 9 (17.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 8 (15.69%) Windows Server
11 8 (15.69%) HP
11 8 (15.69%) MS Exchange
11 8 (15.69%) LAN
11 8 (15.69%) WAN
11 8 (15.69%) ITIL
11 8 (15.69%) SAN

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 21 (41.18%) Skype for Business
2 13 (25.49%) SharePoint
3 8 (15.69%) MS Exchange
4 6 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (3.92%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 15 (29.41%) Office 365
2 10 (19.61%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (17.65%) Yammer
4 3 (5.88%) Dropbox
5 2 (3.92%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.96%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (19.61%) Wi-Fi
2 8 (15.69%) LAN
2 8 (15.69%) SAN
2 8 (15.69%) WAN
3 7 (13.73%) Firewall
4 6 (11.76%) Unified Communications
5 4 (7.84%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (7.84%) Cisco Firepower
5 4 (7.84%) Cisco ISE
5 4 (7.84%) VLAN
6 3 (5.88%) BGP
6 3 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (5.88%) OSPF
6 3 (5.88%) RIP
6 3 (5.88%) VPN
6 3 (5.88%) Wireless
7 2 (3.92%) WebEx
8 1 (1.96%) DNS
8 1 (1.96%) IP Telephony
8 1 (1.96%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.80%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.96%) Big Data
4 1 (1.96%) Power BI
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.92%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (11.76%) Marketing
2 3 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (23.53%) Developer
2 10 (19.61%) .NET Developer
3 6 (11.76%) C# Developer
3 6 (11.76%) React Developer
4 5 (9.80%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (9.80%) Technical Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Network Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Server Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Angular Developer
6 3 (5.88%) Architect
6 3 (5.88%) IT Support
6 3 (5.88%) Network Systems Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Unified Communications Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 2 (3.92%) Cloud Architect
7 2 (3.92%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (3.92%) Deskside Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Machine Learning Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (23.53%) .NET
2 11 (21.57%) ASP.NET
2 11 (21.57%) ASP.NET Web API
3 9 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
3 9 (17.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 6 (11.76%) KnockoutJS
4 6 (11.76%) React
5 5 (9.80%) AngularJS
5 5 (9.80%) CSS
5 5 (9.80%) HTML
6 3 (5.88%) .NET Core
7 1 (1.96%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.73%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.80%) Management Information System
2 5 (9.80%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.92%) NHS
5 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Licensing
5 1 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 22 (43.14%) Windows
2 8 (15.69%) Windows Server
3 6 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (5.88%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.92%) Linux
5 2 (3.92%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.96%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.49%) MVC
2 8 (15.69%) ITIL
3 7 (13.73%) Migration
4 6 (11.76%) Mobile Development
5 5 (9.80%) Analytics
5 5 (9.80%) Business Process Analysis
5 5 (9.80%) Change Control
5 5 (9.80%) DevOps
5 5 (9.80%) Release Management
5 5 (9.80%) Service Delivery
5 5 (9.80%) Software Engineering
6 4 (7.84%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 4 (7.84%) Network Management
6 4 (7.84%) Problem Management
6 4 (7.84%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (7.84%) Project Management
6 4 (7.84%) Service Management
7 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 3 (5.88%) Microservices
7 3 (5.88%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 13 (25.49%) C#
1 13 (25.49%) SQL
2 11 (21.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.92%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.92%) TypeScript
4 1 (1.96%) MATLAB
4 1 (1.96%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (19.61%) MCSE
1 10 (19.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (11.76%) Degree
3 4 (7.84%) CCNP
3 4 (7.84%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.92%) MCP
4 2 (3.92%) MCSA
4 2 (3.92%) MCTS
5 1 (1.96%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) SLA
2 1 (1.96%) COBIT
System Software
1 14 (27.45%) Active Directory
2 8 (15.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (9.80%) XenApp
4 4 (7.84%) Hyper-V
5 3 (5.88%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.96%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 4 (7.84%) NetBackup
2 3 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (5.88%) SCCM
3 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (3.92%) WSUS
4 1 (1.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.96%) SCOM
4 1 (1.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 32 (62.75%) Microsoft
2 9 (17.65%) Cisco
2 9 (17.65%) VMware
3 8 (15.69%) HP
4 7 (13.73%) Citrix
5 6 (11.76%) 3PAR
5 6 (11.76%) Xamarin
6 5 (9.80%) NetApp
7 4 (7.84%) Veritas
8 3 (5.88%) Adobe
8 3 (5.88%) McAfee
8 3 (5.88%) Polycom
9 2 (3.92%) Cylance
9 2 (3.92%) SolarWinds
9 2 (3.92%) Trend Micro
10 1 (1.96%) Lumension
10 1 (1.96%) Mitel
10 1 (1.96%) Oracle
10 1 (1.96%) Sonus
10 1 (1.96%) Virgin Media