Period
to 18 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England 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 18 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype
UK > England
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 424 389 547
Rank change year-on-year -35 +158 +347
Permanent jobs citing Skype 1,033 1,328 825
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.70% 0.79% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.63% 5.13% 2.82%
Number of salaries quoted 850 1,042 714
England median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.16% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,225 £25,525 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK 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 England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 22,328 25,898 29,300
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.11% 15.43% 16.88%
Number of salaries quoted 17,571 21,135 24,106
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

Skype
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Skype as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Skype in England

Skype
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Skype in England

Skype
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Skype in England over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Skype in England

Skype
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Skype within the England region over the 6 months to 18 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
London -82 445 £50,000 -4.76% 61
South East +45 183 £50,000 +11.11% 28
North of England +28 152 £32,500 -13.33% 22
Midlands -5 90 £42,600 +0.24% 24
North West +42 79 £32,500 -7.14% 11
East of England +31 76 £50,000 +28.21% 5
West Midlands +15 66 £45,000 +21.62% 12
South West +9 66 £39,750 +55.88% 23
Yorkshire +3 49 £32,500 -27.78% 5
North East +17 24 £37,500 +15.38% 6
East Midlands +15 24 £40,000 -23.81% 12
Skype
UK

For the 6 months to 18 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 England region with a requirement for Skype.

1 723 (69.99%) Skype for Business
2 615 (59.54%) Microsoft
3 594 (57.50%) Windows
4 567 (54.89%) Office 365
5 486 (47.05%) Active Directory
6 321 (31.07%) Microsoft Azure
7 290 (28.07%) VMware
8 283 (27.40%) Windows Server
9 263 (25.46%) ITIL
10 242 (23.43%) SharePoint
10 242 (23.43%) MS Exchange
11 221 (21.39%) Windows 10
12 213 (20.62%) SCCM
13 210 (20.33%) Hyper-V
14 208 (20.14%) Cisco
15 202 (19.55%) Microsoft Office
16 191 (18.49%) Firewall
17 185 (17.91%) DNS
18 172 (16.65%) VMware Infrastructure
19 169 (16.36%) Finance
20 168 (16.26%) Citrix
21 164 (15.88%) PowerShell
22 149 (14.42%) Windows Server 2012
23 144 (13.94%) DHCP
24 135 (13.07%) LAN
25 132 (12.78%) VoIP
26 128 (12.39%) Microsoft Certification
26 128 (12.39%) SQL
26 128 (12.39%) Windows Server 2008
26 128 (12.39%) Windows 7

Skype
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 723 (69.99%) Skype for Business
2 242 (23.43%) MS Exchange
2 242 (23.43%) SharePoint
3 65 (6.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 40 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2013
5 35 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2003
6 24 (2.32%) IIS
7 16 (1.55%) CMS
8 15 (1.45%) WordPress
9 12 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
10 11 (1.06%) OpenStack
11 10 (0.97%) SharePoint Server
12 6 (0.58%) Apache
13 5 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (0.48%) nginx
14 4 (0.39%) Confluence
14 4 (0.39%) IBM Notes
14 4 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
15 3 (0.29%) IBM Domino
16 2 (0.19%) Tomcat
Applications
1 202 (19.55%) Microsoft Office
2 51 (4.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (2.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 23 (2.23%) Microsoft Project
4 15 (1.45%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.29%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.29%) CATIA
5 3 (0.29%) PTC Creo
6 2 (0.19%) Camtasia
7 1 (0.097%) Abaqus
7 1 (0.097%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.097%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.097%) Mathcad
7 1 (0.097%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.097%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 23 (2.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (0.58%) Magento
3 4 (0.39%) Elite 3E
4 3 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.29%) SAP R/3
4 3 (0.29%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.19%) Maximo
5 2 (0.19%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.19%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.097%) Aareon QL
6 1 (0.097%) Academy Housing
6 1 (0.097%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.097%) Lawson
6 1 (0.097%) MIS ActiveH
6 1 (0.097%) Northgate Housing
6 1 (0.097%) OPENHousing
6 1 (0.097%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.097%) Orchard Housing
6 1 (0.097%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 567 (54.89%) Office 365
2 321 (31.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 109 (10.55%) Amazon AWS
4 87 (8.42%) Azure Active Directory
5 56 (5.42%) OneDrive
6 50 (4.84%) IaaS
7 48 (4.65%) SaaS
8 39 (3.78%) Yammer
9 34 (3.29%) Mimecast
9 34 (3.29%) PaaS
10 15 (1.45%) GitHub
11 14 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
12 10 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
13 9 (0.87%) Slack
14 7 (0.68%) G Suite
15 4 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
16 3 (0.29%) Heroku
17 1 (0.097%) CloudFront
17 1 (0.097%) Dropbox
17 1 (0.097%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 191 (18.49%) Firewall
2 185 (17.91%) DNS
3 144 (13.94%) DHCP
4 135 (13.07%) LAN
5 132 (12.78%) VoIP
6 117 (11.33%) WAN
7 102 (9.87%) Unified Communications
8 98 (9.49%) VPN
9 92 (8.91%) TCP/IP
10 71 (6.87%) Wireless
11 62 (6.00%) SAN
12 61 (5.91%) MPLS
13 51 (4.94%) VLAN
14 47 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
15 27 (2.61%) PBX
16 25 (2.42%) Remote Desktop
17 24 (2.32%) Ethernet
17 24 (2.32%) Internet
18 22 (2.13%) IP Telephony
19 21 (2.03%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (9.29%) SQL Server
2 22 (2.13%) Power BI
3 21 (2.03%) MySQL
4 18 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (1.36%) Amazon RDS
6 13 (1.26%) SQL Server 2016
7 11 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (0.58%) Relational Database
10 6 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (0.48%) Big Data
11 5 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.39%) Blockchain
12 4 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (0.39%) Redis
13 3 (0.29%) Azure SQL Database
13 3 (0.29%) SQL Server 2014
14 2 (0.19%) MongoDB
14 2 (0.19%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (0.58%) MSI
1 6 (0.58%) Selenium
2 5 (0.48%) JIRA
3 4 (0.39%) CircleCI
3 4 (0.39%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.39%) Maven
3 4 (0.39%) Trac
4 3 (0.29%) JUnit
4 3 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (0.29%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.19%) AdminStudio
5 2 (0.19%) InstallShield
5 2 (0.19%) JMeter
5 2 (0.19%) Subversion
5 2 (0.19%) TortoiseSVN
6 1 (0.097%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.097%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.097%) Mockito
6 1 (0.097%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.097%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 169 (16.36%) Finance
2 91 (8.81%) Legal
3 63 (6.10%) Law
4 44 (4.26%) Telecoms
5 41 (3.97%) Marketing
6 29 (2.81%) Retail
7 23 (2.23%) Manufacturing
8 20 (1.94%) Banking
9 12 (1.16%) Back Office
10 10 (0.97%) Advertising
11 9 (0.87%) Billing
12 8 (0.77%) French Language
13 7 (0.68%) Games
13 7 (0.68%) German Language
14 6 (0.58%) Electronics
14 6 (0.58%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.58%) Italian Language
15 5 (0.48%) Dutch Language
16 4 (0.39%) Greek Language
17 3 (0.29%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 138 (13.36%) Analyst
2 112 (10.84%) Support Engineer
3 108 (10.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 98 (9.49%) Consultant
5 75 (7.26%) IT Support
6 64 (6.20%) IT Engineer
7 53 (5.13%) Service Analyst
8 52 (5.03%) Administrator
8 52 (5.03%) Service Desk Analyst
9 51 (4.94%) Exchange Engineer
10 50 (4.84%) 2nd Line Support
11 47 (4.55%) Developer
11 47 (4.55%) IT Analyst
12 46 (4.45%) Architect
12 46 (4.45%) Support Analyst
12 46 (4.45%) Systems Engineer
13 44 (4.26%) Desktop Support
14 41 (3.97%) IT Manager
15 36 (3.48%) Unified Communications Engineer
16 35 (3.39%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (3.29%) HTML
2 33 (3.19%) .NET
3 27 (2.61%) CSS
4 22 (2.13%) ASP.NET
4 22 (2.13%) jQuery
5 17 (1.65%) AngularJS
5 17 (1.65%) ASP.NET MVC
6 16 (1.55%) HTML5
7 15 (1.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 13 (1.26%) Angular 2
9 12 (1.16%) LDAP
10 11 (1.06%) Ajax
10 11 (1.06%) Laravel
10 11 (1.06%) XMPP
11 7 (0.68%) Django
11 7 (0.68%) Node.js
11 7 (0.68%) WebRTC
12 6 (0.58%) .NET Framework
12 6 (0.58%) COM
12 6 (0.58%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 100 (9.68%) Video Conferencing
2 99 (9.58%) Data Centre
3 98 (9.49%) Analytical Skills
4 57 (5.52%) Management Information System
5 55 (5.32%) Self-Motivation
6 46 (4.45%) Hybrid Cloud
7 44 (4.26%) PKI
8 36 (3.48%) User Experience
9 23 (2.23%) Public Cloud
9 23 (2.23%) Replication
10 20 (1.94%) Clustering
11 18 (1.74%) Greenfield Project
11 18 (1.74%) Smartphone
12 16 (1.55%) Blackberry
13 15 (1.45%) BYOD
14 14 (1.36%) Private Cloud
15 13 (1.26%) iPhone
16 12 (1.16%) e-Learning
16 12 (1.16%) iPad
17 11 (1.06%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 594 (57.50%) Windows
2 283 (27.40%) Windows Server
3 221 (21.39%) Windows 10
4 149 (14.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 128 (12.39%) Windows 7
5 128 (12.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 96 (9.29%) Linux
7 62 (6.00%) Android
8 45 (4.36%) Apple iOS
9 34 (3.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 22 (2.13%) Windows 8
11 18 (1.74%) Mac OS X
12 14 (1.36%) Ubuntu
13 13 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (0.97%) Unix
15 9 (0.87%) VMS
16 7 (0.68%) Mac OS
17 6 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
18 5 (0.48%) CentOS
19 4 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (25.46%) ITIL
2 127 (12.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 124 (12.00%) Migration
3 124 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
4 116 (11.23%) Agile Software Development
5 85 (8.23%) Project Management
6 82 (7.94%) Presales
7 76 (7.36%) Service Delivery
8 73 (7.07%) Service Management
9 59 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
10 57 (5.52%) Change Management
10 57 (5.52%) Continuous Improvement
11 56 (5.42%) DevOps
12 52 (5.03%) ITIL V3
12 52 (5.03%) Time Management
13 48 (4.65%) PRINCE2
14 46 (4.45%) CRM
14 46 (4.45%) Disaster Recovery
15 44 (4.26%) Incident Management
16 43 (4.16%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 164 (15.88%) PowerShell
2 128 (12.39%) SQL
3 39 (3.78%) JavaScript
4 30 (2.90%) C#
5 22 (2.13%) Java
6 16 (1.55%) Python
7 15 (1.45%) C
8 14 (1.36%) Ruby
9 13 (1.26%) PHP
10 12 (1.16%) VBScript
11 10 (0.97%) Go
12 7 (0.68%) Assembly Language
12 7 (0.68%) Objective-C
12 7 (0.68%) VB
13 6 (0.58%) Bash Shell
14 5 (0.48%) Apex Code
14 5 (0.48%) C++
15 4 (0.39%) Haskell
16 2 (0.19%) Java 8
16 2 (0.19%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 128 (12.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 75 (7.26%) MCSE
3 67 (6.49%) Degree
4 62 (6.00%) Cisco Certification
5 34 (3.29%) MCP
5 34 (3.29%) MCSA
6 33 (3.19%) CCNA
6 33 (3.19%) CCNP
7 18 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
7 18 (1.74%) Security Cleared
8 16 (1.55%) A+ Certification
9 13 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
10 12 (1.16%) HNC
11 11 (1.06%) MCITP
11 11 (1.06%) SC Cleared
12 10 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 8 (0.77%) MOS
13 8 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 7 (0.68%) DBS Check
14 7 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (7.36%) SLA
2 28 (2.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (1.65%) QA
4 15 (1.45%) GDPR
5 14 (1.36%) COBIT
6 12 (1.16%) ISO 9001
7 8 (0.77%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.58%) PMO
9 5 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.097%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 486 (47.05%) Active Directory
2 210 (20.33%) Hyper-V
3 172 (16.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 56 (5.42%) XenApp
5 44 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
6 30 (2.90%) XenDesktop
7 24 (2.32%) vSphere
8 22 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
9 21 (2.03%) Virtual Servers
10 12 (1.16%) Terminal Services
11 11 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
12 10 (0.97%) BitLocker
12 10 (0.97%) VMware Workstation
13 6 (0.58%) Docker
13 6 (0.58%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 6 (0.58%) Firmware
13 6 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 6 (0.58%) VMware NSX
14 5 (0.48%) KVM
14 5 (0.48%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 213 (20.62%) SCCM
2 67 (6.49%) SCOM
3 57 (5.52%) Microsoft Intune
4 38 (3.68%) SCVMM
5 29 (2.81%) Single Sign-On
6 16 (1.55%) Cisco CUCM
7 13 (1.26%) WSUS
8 12 (1.16%) vCenter Server
9 10 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
9 10 (0.97%) SCSM
10 8 (0.77%) EMC NetWorker
10 8 (0.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 7 (0.68%) Backup Exec
11 7 (0.68%) FortiGate
11 7 (0.68%) SCOrch
12 6 (0.58%) AirWatch
12 6 (0.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 5 (0.48%) Nagios
13 5 (0.48%) NetBackup
13 5 (0.48%) vRealize
Vendors
1 615 (59.54%) Microsoft
2 290 (28.07%) VMware
3 208 (20.14%) Cisco
4 168 (16.26%) Citrix
5 75 (7.26%) Avaya
6 47 (4.55%) Veeam
7 44 (4.26%) Symantec
8 43 (4.16%) Google
8 43 (4.16%) Polycom
9 42 (4.07%) HP
10 41 (3.97%) Dell
11 40 (3.87%) Apple
11 40 (3.87%) SolarWinds
12 38 (3.68%) McAfee
13 33 (3.19%) NetApp
14 31 (3.00%) Mitel
15 30 (2.90%) iManage
16 28 (2.71%) CheckPoint
17 27 (2.61%) Sonus
18 23 (2.23%) Riverbed