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

Microsoft Skype
UK > England
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 450 434 654
Rank change year-on-year -16 +220 +485
Permanent jobs citing Skype 1,039 1,132 702
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.64% 0.70% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.24% 4.32% 2.20%
Number of salaries quoted 866 880 610
England median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £27,975
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £63,875
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%

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 24,510 26,190 31,946
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.21% 16.16% 17.01%
Number of salaries quoted 19,638 21,409 26,731
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
UK median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +0.56%

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 19 June 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 19 June 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 -7 519 £52,500 +5.00% 49
South East -49 158 £50,000 +11.11% 27
North of England +33 142 £32,500 -18.75% 30
North West +1 86 £35,000 -17.65% 19
Midlands -4 84 £42,500 -5.56% 13
East of England -12 68 £37,500 -13.79% 8
South West +2 53 £39,931 -0.17% 11
West Midlands +2 46 £42,500 -5.56% 9
Yorkshire +50 44 £40,000 +23.08% 8
East Midlands -1 38 £42,500 -4.10% 4
North East -21 12 £29,000 -10.77% 3
Skype
UK

For the 6 months to 19 June 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.

1 764 (73.53%) Skype for Business
2 593 (57.07%) Windows
3 589 (56.69%) Microsoft
4 534 (51.40%) Office 365
5 481 (46.29%) Active Directory
6 306 (29.45%) VMware
7 290 (27.91%) Windows Server
8 264 (25.41%) Microsoft Azure
9 251 (24.16%) MS Exchange
10 244 (23.48%) ITIL
11 222 (21.37%) SharePoint
12 217 (20.89%) Cisco
13 179 (17.23%) SCCM
14 178 (17.13%) Citrix
15 177 (17.04%) VMware Infrastructure
16 172 (16.55%) Microsoft Office
17 171 (16.46%) Windows 10
18 166 (15.98%) Hyper-V
19 165 (15.88%) SQL
20 158 (15.21%) DNS
21 153 (14.73%) SQL Server
22 146 (14.05%) Firewall
23 142 (13.67%) PowerShell
24 140 (13.47%) Windows Server 2012
25 134 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
26 131 (12.61%) Microsoft Certification
27 130 (12.51%) Windows 7
28 129 (12.42%) LAN
29 127 (12.22%) Problem-Solving
30 122 (11.74%) WAN

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
1 764 (73.53%) Skype for Business
2 251 (24.16%) MS Exchange
3 222 (21.37%) SharePoint
4 119 (11.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 76 (7.31%) Exchange Server 2010
6 20 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 19 (1.83%) CMS
8 11 (1.06%) Confluence
8 11 (1.06%) Drupal
9 10 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (0.96%) IIS
9 10 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
9 10 (0.96%) SharePoint Server
10 9 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (0.48%) Umbraco
12 4 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.38%) TPMS
13 3 (0.29%) GroupWise
13 3 (0.29%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 172 (16.55%) Microsoft Office
2 64 (6.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 48 (4.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (2.31%) MS Visio
5 15 (1.44%) Adobe Captivate
5 15 (1.44%) Camtasia
6 4 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.29%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.19%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.19%) Snagit
9 1 (0.096%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.096%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 27 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (2.12%) Elite 3E
3 18 (1.73%) Remedy ITSM
4 12 (1.15%) Carpe Diem
5 4 (0.38%) SAP Business One
5 4 (0.38%) Visualfiles
6 3 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.19%) Eikon
7 2 (0.19%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.19%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.096%) FastStats
8 1 (0.096%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 1 (0.096%) PeopleSoft HRMS
8 1 (0.096%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.096%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 534 (51.40%) Office 365
2 264 (25.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 75 (7.22%) Mimecast
4 66 (6.35%) OneDrive
5 65 (6.26%) Amazon AWS
6 55 (5.29%) IaaS
7 36 (3.46%) Azure Active Directory
8 23 (2.21%) Slack
9 20 (1.92%) Yammer
10 17 (1.64%) SaaS
11 15 (1.44%) PaaS
12 9 (0.87%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 9 (0.87%) Dynamics 365
12 9 (0.87%) GitHub
13 4 (0.38%) Dropbox
13 4 (0.38%) G Suite
13 4 (0.38%) Heroku
14 3 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
14 3 (0.29%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 158 (15.21%) DNS
2 146 (14.05%) Firewall
3 129 (12.42%) LAN
4 122 (11.74%) WAN
5 119 (11.45%) Unified Communications
6 117 (11.26%) SAN
7 103 (9.91%) VPN
8 101 (9.72%) DHCP
9 89 (8.57%) TCP/IP
10 77 (7.41%) VoIP
11 51 (4.91%) Wi-Fi
12 49 (4.72%) VLAN
13 41 (3.95%) WebEx
14 33 (3.18%) Remote Desktop
15 31 (2.98%) MPLS
16 30 (2.89%) Wireless
16 30 (2.89%) WLAN
17 22 (2.12%) NAS
18 20 (1.92%) iSCSI
19 19 (1.83%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (14.73%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (1.73%) SQL Server 2016
4 15 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
5 13 (1.25%) Relational Database
6 11 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (0.87%) Azure SQL Database
8 8 (0.77%) Power BI
8 8 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (0.48%) FileMaker
10 5 (0.48%) MySQL
10 5 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (0.48%) Redis
11 4 (0.38%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.29%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.29%) NoSQL
13 2 (0.19%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 13 (1.25%) JIRA
2 12 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (0.96%) Git (software)
4 9 (0.87%) Visual Studio
5 7 (0.67%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (0.38%) CircleCI
7 3 (0.29%) MSI
7 3 (0.29%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.19%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.19%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.19%) PyCharm
8 2 (0.19%) Selenium
9 1 (0.096%) PeopleTools
9 1 (0.096%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 121 (11.65%) Law
2 118 (11.36%) Finance
3 105 (10.11%) Legal
4 48 (4.62%) Telecoms
5 45 (4.33%) Marketing
6 32 (3.08%) Retail
7 19 (1.83%) Advertising
8 18 (1.73%) Back Office
9 17 (1.64%) Banking
9 17 (1.64%) Billing
10 11 (1.06%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.38%) German Language
11 4 (0.38%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.38%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.19%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.19%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.19%) Publishing
13 1 (0.096%) Electronics
13 1 (0.096%) Games
13 1 (0.096%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 181 (17.42%) Analyst
2 99 (9.53%) Consultant
3 83 (7.99%) Developer
4 78 (7.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 72 (6.93%) Support Engineer
6 67 (6.45%) IT Support
7 65 (6.26%) Support Analyst
8 55 (5.29%) Desktop Support
9 48 (4.62%) 2nd Line Support
10 43 (4.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 38 (3.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 35 (3.37%) Exchange Engineer
12 35 (3.37%) Windows Engineer
13 34 (3.27%) Administrator
13 34 (3.27%) IT Manager
13 34 (3.27%) Senior Consultant
14 32 (3.08%) IT Engineer
14 32 (3.08%) Project Manager
15 31 (2.98%) 3rd Line Support
15 31 (2.98%) Messaging Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (5.00%) .NET
2 29 (2.79%) HTML
3 21 (2.02%) CSS
4 20 (1.92%) ASP.NET
5 15 (1.44%) AngularJS
5 15 (1.44%) ASP.NET MVC
6 12 (1.15%) ASP.NET Web API
6 12 (1.15%) React
6 12 (1.15%) Web Services
7 11 (1.06%) LDAP
7 11 (1.06%) REST
7 11 (1.06%) Software Packaging
8 10 (0.96%) Ruby on Rails
9 9 (0.87%) jQuery
9 9 (0.87%) JSON
9 9 (0.87%) Mason
9 9 (0.87%) SOAP
9 9 (0.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 9 (0.87%) Visualforce
10 7 (0.67%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 87 (8.37%) Video Conferencing
2 80 (7.70%) Data Centre
3 76 (7.31%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (3.37%) User Experience
5 33 (3.18%) Management Information System
5 33 (3.18%) Self-Motivation
6 23 (2.21%) Replication
7 21 (2.02%) e-Learning
8 20 (1.92%) Blackberry
8 20 (1.92%) Clustering
9 17 (1.64%) HP StoreVirtual
10 16 (1.54%) Computer Science
11 14 (1.35%) Driving Licence
11 14 (1.35%) Learning Management System
12 13 (1.25%) Client/Server
12 13 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
12 13 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
13 12 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (1.15%) Fintech
13 12 (1.15%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 593 (57.07%) Windows
2 290 (27.91%) Windows Server
3 171 (16.46%) Windows 10
4 140 (13.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 134 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 130 (12.51%) Windows 7
7 78 (7.51%) Linux
8 39 (3.75%) Android
9 31 (2.98%) Apple iOS
10 21 (2.02%) Mac OS X
11 20 (1.92%) Windows 8
12 14 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 13 (1.25%) Mac OS
13 13 (1.25%) Unix
14 10 (0.96%) Windows Phone
15 7 (0.67%) Windows 2000 Server
16 5 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
17 3 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
17 3 (0.29%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 2 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (23.48%) ITIL
2 127 (12.22%) Problem-Solving
3 95 (9.14%) Project Management
4 91 (8.76%) Migration
5 83 (7.99%) Agile Software Development
5 83 (7.99%) Presales
6 65 (6.26%) Service Management
7 63 (6.06%) Problem Management
8 60 (5.77%) Change Management
9 59 (5.68%) Service Delivery
10 57 (5.49%) Disaster Recovery
11 56 (5.39%) PRINCE2
12 53 (5.10%) ITSM
13 50 (4.81%) Mentoring
14 49 (4.72%) ITIL V3
14 49 (4.72%) Mobile Device Management
15 45 (4.33%) Incident Management
16 43 (4.14%) CRM
17 39 (3.75%) Continuous Improvement
18 36 (3.46%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 165 (15.88%) SQL
2 142 (13.67%) PowerShell
3 45 (4.33%) C#
4 39 (3.75%) JavaScript
5 28 (2.69%) C
6 10 (0.96%) Ruby
6 10 (0.96%) T-SQL
7 9 (0.87%) Apex Code
7 9 (0.87%) Java
8 7 (0.67%) Python
8 7 (0.67%) TypeScript
8 7 (0.67%) VBScript
9 6 (0.58%) CoffeeScript
9 6 (0.58%) PHP
10 4 (0.38%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.38%) Delphi
10 4 (0.38%) MATLAB
10 4 (0.38%) R
11 3 (0.29%) C++
11 3 (0.29%) F#
Qualifications
1 131 (12.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 73 (7.03%) MCSE
3 62 (5.97%) Degree
4 48 (4.62%) Cisco Certification
4 48 (4.62%) MCSA
5 41 (3.95%) Security Cleared
6 29 (2.79%) CCNA
6 29 (2.79%) MCP
7 26 (2.50%) SC Cleared
8 25 (2.41%) CCNP
9 17 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 15 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
11 12 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 11 (1.06%) CCVP
13 10 (0.96%) A+ Certification
13 10 (0.96%) MCITP
14 9 (0.87%) HNC
14 9 (0.87%) Network+ Certification
15 8 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 7 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (7.89%) SLA
2 35 (3.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (2.21%) Cyber Essentials
4 21 (2.02%) PMO
5 19 (1.83%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 12 (1.15%) GDPR
7 10 (0.96%) QA
8 5 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 5 (0.48%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.38%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.19%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.19%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.096%) COBIT
11 1 (0.096%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 481 (46.29%) Active Directory
2 177 (17.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 166 (15.98%) Hyper-V
4 76 (7.31%) XenApp
5 47 (4.52%) VMware ESXi
6 35 (3.37%) vSphere
7 23 (2.21%) Virtual Machines
8 21 (2.02%) XenDesktop
9 15 (1.44%) DFS Replication
10 13 (1.25%) Firmware
11 11 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
12 9 (0.87%) VMware Server
13 8 (0.77%) BitLocker
13 8 (0.77%) Virtual Servers
14 7 (0.67%) XenServer
15 6 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 4 (0.38%) Docker
17 3 (0.29%) NetIQ eDirectory
17 3 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
17 3 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 179 (17.23%) SCCM
2 43 (4.14%) SCOM
3 37 (3.56%) Cisco CUCM
4 24 (2.31%) AirWatch
5 22 (2.12%) Microsoft Intune
6 21 (2.02%) Norton AntiVirus
7 19 (1.83%) Backup Exec
8 15 (1.44%) WSUS
9 13 (1.25%) Failover Clustering
10 12 (1.15%) Cisco UCCX
11 11 (1.06%) Cisco UCCE
12 10 (0.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 8 (0.77%) SCVMM
14 7 (0.67%) FortiGate
14 7 (0.67%) Jamf Pro
15 6 (0.58%) SCSM
16 5 (0.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 5 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
16 5 (0.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 4 (0.38%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 589 (56.69%) Microsoft
2 306 (29.45%) VMware
3 217 (20.89%) Cisco
4 178 (17.13%) Citrix
5 85 (8.18%) HP
6 71 (6.83%) Veeam
7 56 (5.39%) Avaya
8 52 (5.00%) Apple
9 51 (4.91%) iManage
10 39 (3.75%) Dell
11 38 (3.66%) Adobe
11 38 (3.66%) Polycom
12 37 (3.56%) SolarWinds
13 31 (2.98%) NetApp
14 30 (2.89%) Symantec
15 28 (2.69%) Sonus
16 27 (2.60%) CheckPoint
17 24 (2.31%) Mitel
18 23 (2.21%) ServiceNow
19 21 (2.02%) EMC