Period
to 23 February 2020

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 23 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype
UK > England
6 months to
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 345 421 427
Rank change year-on-year +76 +6 +70
Permanent jobs citing Skype 982 978 1,161
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.87% 0.70% 0.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.76% 4.59% 4.60%
Number of salaries quoted 790 803 985
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,812 £70,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £43,888 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -7.60% - +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 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 17,047 21,290 25,232
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.14% 15.23% 15.30%
Number of salaries quoted 13,594 16,744 20,559
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £73,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £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 23 February 2020.

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 23 February 2020. 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 +98 480 £45,000 -6.74% 55
North of England +62 174 £53,053 +58.37% 28
South East +42 149 £40,000 -20.00% 42
North West +63 98 £37,500 +15.38% 15
South West +44 60 £42,500 -5.56% 14
Midlands -17 58 £42,500 -5.56% 29
East of England +65 57 £41,250 -17.50% 13
Yorkshire +44 53 £54,486 +60.25% 11
West Midlands -6 44 £50,000 +10.86% 26
North East +8 23 £55,000 +12.50% 2
East Midlands +11 13 £37,500 -16.67% 3
Skype
UK

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, 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.

1 725 (73.83%) Office 365
2 698 (71.08%) Skype for Business
3 687 (69.96%) Microsoft
4 540 (54.99%) Windows
5 449 (45.72%) Active Directory
6 370 (37.68%) Azure
7 270 (27.49%) SCCM
8 249 (25.36%) SharePoint
9 245 (24.95%) Windows Server
10 241 (24.54%) Windows 10
11 231 (23.52%) Microsoft Office
12 189 (19.25%) ITIL
12 189 (19.25%) VMware
13 176 (17.92%) Cisco
14 156 (15.89%) Microsoft Intune
15 153 (15.58%) Hyper-V
16 148 (15.07%) MS Exchange
17 146 (14.87%) Finance
18 144 (14.66%) Video Conferencing
19 143 (14.56%) PowerShell
19 143 (14.56%) Microsoft Certification
20 142 (14.46%) Problem-Solving
21 140 (14.26%) WAN
22 136 (13.85%) LAN
23 132 (13.44%) Citrix
23 132 (13.44%) DHCP
23 132 (13.44%) OneDrive
24 125 (12.73%) DNS
24 125 (12.73%) VMware Infrastructure
24 125 (12.73%) AWS

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
1 698 (71.08%) Skype for Business
2 249 (25.36%) SharePoint
3 148 (15.07%) MS Exchange
4 55 (5.60%) Exchange Server 2013
5 44 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 24 (2.44%) Confluence
7 23 (2.34%) CMS
8 13 (1.32%) IIS
9 7 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (0.61%) Office Communications Server
10 6 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.20%) ThingWorx
14 1 (0.10%) IBM Domino
14 1 (0.10%) IBM Notes
14 1 (0.10%) Moodle
14 1 (0.10%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 231 (23.52%) Microsoft Office
2 60 (6.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 51 (5.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.41%) CINEMA 4D
5 4 (0.41%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.31%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.31%) Adobe Captivate
6 3 (0.31%) Camtasia
6 3 (0.31%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.31%) Snagit
7 2 (0.20%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.10%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 6 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.20%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.10%) Eikon
3 1 (0.10%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.10%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.10%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 725 (73.83%) Office 365
2 370 (37.68%) Azure
3 132 (13.44%) OneDrive
4 125 (12.73%) AWS
5 96 (9.78%) Azure Active Directory
6 42 (4.28%) PaaS
7 37 (3.77%) Mimecast
7 37 (3.77%) SaaS
8 26 (2.65%) Power Platform
9 20 (2.04%) IaaS
10 18 (1.83%) GCP
11 16 (1.63%) Slack
12 15 (1.53%) Yammer
13 13 (1.32%) PowerApps
14 12 (1.22%) Azure Stack
15 11 (1.12%) OpenShift
16 9 (0.92%) WhatsApp
17 7 (0.71%) Serverless
18 5 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
19 4 (0.41%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 140 (14.26%) WAN
2 136 (13.85%) LAN
3 132 (13.44%) DHCP
4 125 (12.73%) DNS
5 124 (12.63%) Firewall
6 122 (12.42%) Unified Communications
7 97 (9.88%) VoIP
8 92 (9.37%) VPN
9 80 (8.15%) TCP/IP
10 78 (7.94%) Internet
11 70 (7.13%) Intranet
12 69 (7.03%) SAN
13 60 (6.11%) Wireless
14 53 (5.40%) NetScaler
15 51 (5.19%) MPLS
16 47 (4.79%) Remote Desktop
16 47 (4.79%) WebEx
17 33 (3.36%) PBX
18 30 (3.05%) Wi-Fi
19 24 (2.44%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (8.35%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.32%) Power BI
3 7 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
4 5 (0.51%) Data Lake
4 5 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.31%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (0.31%) MySQL
5 3 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.20%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.20%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.20%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.10%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.10%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.10%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.10%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 31 (3.16%) JIRA
2 14 (1.43%) Visual Studio
3 8 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (0.81%) TestRail
3 8 (0.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 8 (0.81%) Zephyr
4 7 (0.71%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.51%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.20%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.20%) Rational Team Concert
6 2 (0.20%) Selenium
7 1 (0.10%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.10%) GitLab
7 1 (0.10%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.10%) JMeter
7 1 (0.10%) JUnit
7 1 (0.10%) Maven
7 1 (0.10%) Postman
7 1 (0.10%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.10%) Subversion
General
1 146 (14.87%) Finance
2 36 (3.67%) Law
3 34 (3.46%) Telecoms
4 29 (2.95%) Marketing
4 29 (2.95%) Public Sector
5 27 (2.75%) Legal
6 24 (2.44%) Back Office
7 16 (1.63%) Retail
8 14 (1.43%) Advertising
9 13 (1.32%) Manufacturing
10 10 (1.02%) Billing
11 7 (0.71%) Brand Awareness
11 7 (0.71%) Electronics
12 6 (0.61%) Banking
12 6 (0.61%) Police
13 3 (0.31%) French Language
13 3 (0.31%) German Language
13 3 (0.31%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.20%) Games
14 2 (0.20%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 150 (15.27%) Analyst
2 128 (13.03%) Consultant
3 109 (11.10%) Support Engineer
4 73 (7.43%) Architect
5 70 (7.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 63 (6.42%) IT Support
7 57 (5.80%) Support Analyst
8 53 (5.40%) Service Analyst
9 49 (4.99%) Desktop Support
9 49 (4.99%) Service Desk Analyst
9 49 (4.99%) Solutions Architect
10 48 (4.89%) 2nd Line Support
11 40 (4.07%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 40 (4.07%) IT Analyst
12 38 (3.87%) Business Manager
13 37 (3.77%) Business Development Manager
13 37 (3.77%) Development Manager
14 36 (3.67%) New Business Development Manager
15 32 (3.26%) Desktop Engineer
15 32 (3.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (1.83%) .NET
2 13 (1.32%) SAML
3 11 (1.12%) Web Services
4 9 (0.92%) ASP.NET
4 9 (0.92%) REST
5 8 (0.81%) HTML
5 8 (0.81%) JSON
6 6 (0.61%) .NET Core
6 6 (0.61%) HTML5
6 6 (0.61%) Ruby on Rails
7 5 (0.51%) AngularJS
7 5 (0.51%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (0.41%) LDAP
8 4 (0.41%) RESTful
9 3 (0.31%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (0.31%) COM
9 3 (0.31%) jQuery
9 3 (0.31%) React
9 3 (0.31%) SOAP
9 3 (0.31%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 144 (14.66%) Video Conferencing
2 90 (9.16%) Data Centre
3 54 (5.50%) Self-Motivation
4 46 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
5 40 (4.07%) iPad
6 37 (3.77%) User Experience
7 35 (3.56%) Smartphone
8 34 (3.46%) Hybrid Cloud
9 29 (2.95%) Management Information System
10 20 (2.04%) iPhone
11 19 (1.93%) BYOD
12 18 (1.83%) Replication
13 14 (1.43%) Public Cloud
14 13 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 13 (1.32%) e-Learning
15 12 (1.22%) Clustering
15 12 (1.22%) Private Cloud
15 12 (1.22%) Virtual Team
16 10 (1.02%) Blackberry
16 10 (1.02%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 540 (54.99%) Windows
2 245 (24.95%) Windows Server
3 241 (24.54%) Windows 10
4 112 (11.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 110 (11.20%) Windows 7
6 85 (8.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 80 (8.15%) Android
8 71 (7.23%) Apple iOS
9 58 (5.91%) Linux
10 29 (2.95%) Windows 8
11 25 (2.55%) Mac OS
12 18 (1.83%) Mac OS X
13 16 (1.63%) Unix
14 15 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (0.41%) CentOS
17 1 (0.10%) Debian
17 1 (0.10%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (19.25%) ITIL
2 142 (14.46%) Problem-Solving
3 108 (11.00%) Agile Software Development
4 107 (10.90%) Presales
5 101 (10.29%) Service Management
6 92 (9.37%) Mentoring
7 85 (8.66%) Migration
8 80 (8.15%) Change Management
9 78 (7.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 73 (7.43%) Project Management
11 65 (6.62%) Project Delivery
12 58 (5.91%) Coaching
13 57 (5.80%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 50 (5.09%) Business Development
15 49 (4.99%) Decision-Making
16 48 (4.89%) Creative Thinking
16 48 (4.89%) Service Delivery
17 47 (4.79%) Customer Requirements
17 47 (4.79%) Mobile Device Management
18 46 (4.68%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 143 (14.56%) PowerShell
2 93 (9.47%) SQL
3 28 (2.85%) Python
4 19 (1.93%) JavaScript
5 18 (1.83%) C
6 15 (1.53%) C#
6 15 (1.53%) PHP
7 13 (1.32%) Java
8 11 (1.12%) Bash Shell
9 7 (0.71%) Shell Script
9 7 (0.71%) VBA
10 6 (0.61%) Ruby
11 5 (0.51%) R
11 5 (0.51%) VB
12 4 (0.41%) Objective-C
13 3 (0.31%) C++
13 3 (0.31%) Java 8
13 3 (0.31%) VBScript
14 2 (0.20%) Perl
15 1 (0.10%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 143 (14.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 69 (7.03%) MCSE
3 65 (6.62%) Cisco Certification
4 59 (6.01%) Security Cleared
5 51 (5.19%) Degree
6 50 (5.09%) CCNA
7 41 (4.18%) MCSA
8 35 (3.56%) CCNP
9 34 (3.46%) MCP
10 26 (2.65%) SC Cleared
11 25 (2.55%) A+ Certification
12 20 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 18 (1.83%) MCITP
14 13 (1.32%) Citrix Certification
15 11 (1.12%) DBS Check
15 11 (1.12%) DV Cleared
16 10 (1.02%) CCA
16 10 (1.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 9 (0.92%) CCIE
17 9 (0.92%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (12.53%) SLA
2 20 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 11 (1.12%) PMO
4 11 (1.12%) QA
5 7 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 6 (0.61%) Actionable Recommendations
7 4 (0.41%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 3 (0.31%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.20%) COBIT
9 2 (0.20%) P3O
9 2 (0.20%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.10%) GDPR
10 1 (0.10%) NCSC
10 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 449 (45.72%) Active Directory
2 153 (15.58%) Hyper-V
3 125 (12.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 79 (8.04%) XenApp
5 59 (6.01%) XenDesktop
6 34 (3.46%) VMware ESXi
7 32 (3.26%) vSphere
8 18 (1.83%) Microsoft App-V
9 13 (1.32%) Docker
10 9 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
11 8 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
12 7 (0.71%) BitLocker
12 7 (0.71%) vCloud
13 6 (0.61%) VMware NSX
13 6 (0.61%) Xen
14 5 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
15 4 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
16 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 3 (0.31%) Terminal Server
17 2 (0.20%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 270 (27.49%) SCCM
2 156 (15.89%) Microsoft Intune
3 22 (2.24%) Kubernetes
4 21 (2.14%) AirWatch
5 18 (1.83%) WSUS
6 17 (1.73%) Cisco CUCM
6 17 (1.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 16 (1.63%) Backup Exec
7 16 (1.63%) SCOM
8 15 (1.53%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 13 (1.32%) SCOrch
10 10 (1.02%) Cisco UCCX
10 10 (1.02%) Terraform
11 9 (0.92%) vCenter Server
12 8 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
13 7 (0.71%) FortiGate
13 7 (0.71%) Puppet
13 7 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
14 6 (0.61%) Jamf Pro
14 6 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 687 (69.96%) Microsoft
2 189 (19.25%) VMware
3 176 (17.92%) Cisco
4 132 (13.44%) Citrix
5 98 (9.98%) Apple
6 69 (7.03%) Polycom
7 56 (5.70%) HP
8 50 (5.09%) Mitel
9 39 (3.97%) Dell
10 38 (3.87%) Avaya
11 37 (3.77%) Google
12 33 (3.36%) CommVault
13 32 (3.26%) Veeam
14 28 (2.85%) Sonus
15 26 (2.65%) ServiceNow
15 26 (2.65%) Symantec
16 25 (2.55%) BT
17 22 (2.24%) Adobe
18 19 (1.93%) Sophos
19 16 (1.63%) Ivanti