Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 244 260 295
Rank change year-on-year +16 +35 +21
Permanent jobs citing Skype 67 60 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.68% 0.58% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.65% 3.62% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 62 52 35
West Midlands median annual salary £38,750 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.89% -5.26% +72.73%
10th Percentile £24,000 £32,500 £18,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -

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 1,442 1,658 1,690
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.68% 16.06% 15.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1,086 1,309 1,433
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £23,500 £24,700 £23,625
90th Percentile £61,250 £58,750 £56,250
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 24 February 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 24 February 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 25 £33,871 -30.88% 5
Staffordshire +13 14 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Coventry 0 12 £50,000 - 1
Sutton Coldfield +7 6 £52,500 +84.21%
Worcestershire +9 3 - -
Solihull -10 2 £36,875 -18.06%
Warwickshire +5 1 £36,000 -4.00% 2
Shropshire - 1 - -
Skype
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 46 (68.66%) Skype for Business
2 38 (56.72%) Office 365
2 38 (56.72%) Microsoft
3 35 (52.24%) Active Directory
4 33 (49.25%) Windows
5 20 (29.85%) VMware
6 18 (26.87%) Presales
7 15 (22.39%) VPN
8 14 (20.90%) Citrix
8 14 (20.90%) Cisco
8 14 (20.90%) ITIL
8 14 (20.90%) VMware Infrastructure
8 14 (20.90%) Microsoft Azure
9 13 (19.40%) LAN
9 13 (19.40%) SAN
9 13 (19.40%) Wi-Fi
10 12 (17.91%) Hyper-V
11 11 (16.42%) SCCM
11 11 (16.42%) Windows 10
11 11 (16.42%) Firewall
11 11 (16.42%) WAN
11 11 (16.42%) SharePoint
12 10 (14.93%) PRINCE2
12 10 (14.93%) HP
12 10 (14.93%) iSCSI
12 10 (14.93%) Windows 7
12 10 (14.93%) XenApp
12 10 (14.93%) Fibre Channel
13 8 (11.94%) Wireless
13 8 (11.94%) DNS

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 46 (68.66%) Skype for Business
2 11 (16.42%) SharePoint
3 6 (8.96%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (4.48%) MS Exchange
4 3 (4.48%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (2.99%) Chatbot
2 2 (2.99%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.48%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 38 (56.72%) Office 365
2 14 (20.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (7.46%) OneDrive
4 3 (4.48%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.99%) Yammer
6 1 (1.49%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (22.39%) VPN
2 13 (19.40%) LAN
2 13 (19.40%) SAN
2 13 (19.40%) Wi-Fi
3 11 (16.42%) Firewall
3 11 (16.42%) WAN
4 10 (14.93%) Fibre Channel
4 10 (14.93%) iSCSI
5 8 (11.94%) DNS
5 8 (11.94%) TCP/IP
5 8 (11.94%) Wireless
6 6 (8.96%) DHCP
6 6 (8.96%) Remote Desktop
7 5 (7.46%) MPLS
7 5 (7.46%) PBX
7 5 (7.46%) Unified Communications
8 4 (5.97%) NAS
8 4 (5.97%) VLAN
9 3 (4.48%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (4.48%) Network Security
General
1 5 (7.46%) Finance
1 5 (7.46%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.99%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.99%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.49%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (23.88%) Consultant
2 11 (16.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (13.43%) Support Engineer
4 7 (10.45%) Analyst
4 7 (10.45%) Messaging Consultant
5 6 (8.96%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 6 (8.96%) Lync Consultant
5 6 (8.96%) Senior Consultant
5 6 (8.96%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
6 5 (7.46%) Infrastructure Support
6 5 (7.46%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Office 365 Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) IT Support
7 4 (5.97%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Senior Support Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Senior Wintel Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Wintel Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.46%) Software Packaging
2 3 (4.48%) XMPP
3 2 (2.99%) CSS
3 2 (2.99%) HTML
4 1 (1.49%) .NET
4 1 (1.49%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.49%) Django
4 1 (1.49%) Flask
4 1 (1.49%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.45%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (8.96%) Public Cloud
3 5 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.46%) Client/Server
4 3 (4.48%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.49%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.49%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.49%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 33 (49.25%) Windows
2 11 (16.42%) Windows 10
3 10 (14.93%) Windows 7
4 6 (8.96%) Windows Server
5 4 (5.97%) Linux
6 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.87%) Presales
2 14 (20.90%) ITIL
3 10 (14.93%) PRINCE2
4 8 (11.94%) Customer Requirements
5 7 (10.45%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 7 (10.45%) Project Management
6 6 (8.96%) Mobile Device Management
6 6 (8.96%) Systems Analysis
7 5 (7.46%) Change Control
8 4 (5.97%) Network Load Balancing
9 3 (4.48%) ERP
9 3 (4.48%) Machine Learning
9 3 (4.48%) Migration
9 3 (4.48%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (4.48%) Server Virtualisation
9 3 (4.48%) Service Delivery
10 2 (2.99%) Customer Acquisition
10 2 (2.99%) Data Science
10 2 (2.99%) ITIL V3
10 2 (2.99%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.45%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.48%) Python
2 3 (4.48%) SQL
3 2 (2.99%) C
3 2 (2.99%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.99%) MATLAB
3 2 (2.99%) R
4 1 (1.49%) C#
4 1 (1.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.48%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (4.48%) MCSE
3 2 (2.99%) MCP
3 2 (2.99%) PhD
3 2 (2.99%) Postgraduate
3 2 (2.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.49%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.49%) CCNA
4 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Certified Architect
4 1 (1.49%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (52.24%) Active Directory
2 14 (20.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (17.91%) Hyper-V
4 10 (14.93%) XenApp
5 4 (5.97%) VMware Server
5 4 (5.97%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.49%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 11 (16.42%) SCCM
2 6 (8.96%) SCOM
3 5 (7.46%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (4.48%) AirWatch
4 3 (4.48%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 38 (56.72%) Microsoft
2 20 (29.85%) VMware
3 14 (20.90%) Cisco
3 14 (20.90%) Citrix
4 10 (14.93%) HP
5 7 (10.45%) Polycom
5 7 (10.45%) Symantec
6 6 (8.96%) Mitel
7 5 (7.46%) Apple
7 5 (7.46%) Dell
7 5 (7.46%) MobileIron
7 5 (7.46%) SAP
7 5 (7.46%) Virgin Media
8 4 (5.97%) Brocade
8 4 (5.97%) CommVault
8 4 (5.97%) EMC
8 4 (5.97%) F5
8 4 (5.97%) Fortinet
8 4 (5.97%) Veeam
9 3 (4.48%) Meraki