Period
to 22 May 2019

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 22 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype
UK > England
6 months to
22 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 376 468 452
Rank change year-on-year +92 -16 +241
Permanent jobs citing Skype 1,107 1,042 1,066
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.83% 0.65% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.25% 4.27% 4.15%
Number of salaries quoted 858 863 855
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,100 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,900 £67,500
UK 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 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 21,068 24,426 25,707
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.77% 15.20% 16.14%
Number of salaries quoted 16,003 19,536 21,039
England median annual salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.20% +1.11% -

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 22 May 2019.

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 22 May 2019. 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 +38 474 £47,000 -10.48% 25
South East +78 196 £45,000 -0.55% 12
North of England +57 154 £35,000 +7.69% 7
Midlands +65 128 £44,000 +3.53% 4
South West +75 97 £46,750 +17.08% 6
West Midlands +66 89 £37,000 -12.94% 1
North West +14 65 £34,250 +9.60% 2
Yorkshire +14 57 £31,750 -2.31% 5
East of England +37 49 £38,000 +1.33% 6
East Midlands +32 39 £47,500 +11.76% 3
North East +41 32 £59,233 +82.26%
Skype
UK

For the 6 months to 22 May 2019, 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.

1 795 (71.82%) Skype for Business
2 717 (64.77%) Office 365
2 717 (64.77%) Microsoft
3 635 (57.36%) Active Directory
4 624 (56.37%) Windows
5 481 (43.45%) Microsoft Azure
6 334 (30.17%) ITIL
7 301 (27.19%) VMware
8 299 (27.01%) SharePoint
9 282 (25.47%) Windows 10
10 266 (24.03%) SCCM
11 257 (23.22%) Windows Server
12 252 (22.76%) Cisco
13 249 (22.49%) Microsoft Office
14 241 (21.77%) DNS
15 240 (21.68%) MS Exchange
16 223 (20.14%) Citrix
17 216 (19.51%) PowerShell
18 214 (19.33%) VMware Infrastructure
19 212 (19.15%) DHCP
20 192 (17.34%) Hyper-V
21 173 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
22 164 (14.81%) Amazon AWS
23 163 (14.72%) Finance
24 150 (13.55%) Migration
25 137 (12.38%) SQL Server
25 137 (12.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 136 (12.29%) Windows Server 2012
26 136 (12.29%) Azure Active Directory
27 135 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification

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
1 795 (71.82%) Skype for Business
2 299 (27.01%) SharePoint
3 240 (21.68%) MS Exchange
4 71 (6.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 55 (4.97%) Exchange Server 2013
6 36 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2003
7 30 (2.71%) CMS
8 26 (2.35%) IIS
9 22 (1.99%) Confluence
10 21 (1.90%) WordPress
11 9 (0.81%) Apache
12 8 (0.72%) nginx
13 5 (0.45%) Drupal
13 5 (0.45%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
15 3 (0.27%) IBM Notes
15 3 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
16 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
16 2 (0.18%) Office Communications Server
16 2 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 249 (22.49%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (1.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (1.08%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.18%) Acrobat
4 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.090%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.090%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.090%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.090%) InVision
5 1 (0.090%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.090%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 17 (1.54%) Elite 3E
2 11 (0.99%) Carpe Diem
3 6 (0.54%) Eikon
3 6 (0.54%) Magento
4 4 (0.36%) Sage 200
5 3 (0.27%) Visualfiles
6 2 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.090%) Aareon QL
7 1 (0.090%) Academy Housing
7 1 (0.090%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.090%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.090%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.090%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.090%) Lawson
7 1 (0.090%) MIS ActiveH
7 1 (0.090%) Northgate Housing
7 1 (0.090%) OPENHousing
7 1 (0.090%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.090%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 717 (64.77%) Office 365
2 481 (43.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 164 (14.81%) Amazon AWS
4 136 (12.29%) Azure Active Directory
5 121 (10.93%) OneDrive
6 90 (8.13%) IaaS
7 78 (7.05%) PaaS
8 49 (4.43%) SaaS
9 44 (3.97%) Yammer
10 36 (3.25%) Power Platform
11 35 (3.16%) Cloud Computing
12 32 (2.89%) Azure Stack
13 26 (2.35%) GitHub
14 25 (2.26%) Mimecast
15 24 (2.17%) Google Cloud Platform
16 14 (1.26%) Amazon S3
16 14 (1.26%) CloudFront
17 13 (1.17%) PowerApps
18 11 (0.99%) Azure Functions
18 11 (0.99%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 241 (21.77%) DNS
2 212 (19.15%) DHCP
3 131 (11.83%) Firewall
4 122 (11.02%) VPN
5 121 (10.93%) LAN
6 120 (10.84%) Unified Communications
7 114 (10.30%) TCP/IP
8 105 (9.49%) WAN
9 102 (9.21%) VoIP
10 68 (6.14%) Wireless
11 61 (5.51%) Internet
12 58 (5.24%) SAN
13 55 (4.97%) MPLS
14 40 (3.61%) Network Security
15 38 (3.43%) NetScaler
16 37 (3.34%) PBX
17 36 (3.25%) Remote Desktop
18 29 (2.62%) Cisco ASA
19 27 (2.44%) Cisco IOS
19 27 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (12.38%) SQL Server
2 35 (3.16%) Power BI
3 20 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (1.45%) MySQL
5 14 (1.26%) Hazelcast
5 14 (1.26%) Relational Database
6 11 (0.99%) Azure SQL Database
7 8 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (0.54%) NoSQL
9 6 (0.54%) Redis
10 5 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.27%) EDRMS
11 3 (0.27%) SQL Server 2014
12 2 (0.18%) InterBase
12 2 (0.18%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.18%) SQL Server 2016
13 1 (0.090%) BusinessObjects
13 1 (0.090%) MongoDB
13 1 (0.090%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 35 (3.16%) JIRA
2 31 (2.80%) Visual Studio
3 29 (2.62%) TestRail
3 29 (2.62%) Zephyr
4 18 (1.63%) Git (software)
5 15 (1.36%) Selenium
6 14 (1.26%) CircleCI
6 14 (1.26%) GitLab
6 14 (1.26%) IntelliJ
7 12 (1.08%) Jenkins
8 6 (0.54%) webpack
9 4 (0.36%) Trac
10 3 (0.27%) gulp
10 3 (0.27%) Yeoman
11 2 (0.18%) AdminStudio
11 2 (0.18%) InstallShield
12 1 (0.090%) Axure RP
12 1 (0.090%) Hudson
12 1 (0.090%) MSI
12 1 (0.090%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 163 (14.72%) Finance
2 78 (7.05%) Legal
3 70 (6.32%) Law
4 47 (4.25%) Telecoms
5 39 (3.52%) Banking
6 34 (3.07%) Marketing
7 23 (2.08%) Manufacturing
8 16 (1.45%) Back Office
9 14 (1.26%) Games
10 12 (1.08%) Advertising
11 10 (0.90%) Retail
12 9 (0.81%) Electronics
13 7 (0.63%) Multimedia
14 6 (0.54%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.27%) Billing
17 2 (0.18%) Dutch Language
17 2 (0.18%) French Language
17 2 (0.18%) German Language
18 1 (0.090%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 166 (15.00%) Analyst
2 154 (13.91%) Consultant
3 121 (10.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 73 (6.59%) Architect
5 72 (6.50%) Support Engineer
6 69 (6.23%) Support Analyst
7 68 (6.14%) IT Support
8 57 (5.15%) Service Analyst
9 54 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support
10 53 (4.79%) IT Analyst
11 52 (4.70%) Desktop Support
12 51 (4.61%) Service Desk Analyst
13 44 (3.97%) Developer
14 43 (3.88%) IT Manager
15 41 (3.70%) IT Engineer
16 39 (3.52%) Technical Consultant
17 36 (3.25%) Administrator
17 36 (3.25%) Office 365 Consultant
17 36 (3.25%) Unified Communications Engineer
18 31 (2.80%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (4.34%) HTML
2 30 (2.71%) CSS
3 25 (2.26%) HTML5
4 24 (2.17%) Vue.js
5 23 (2.08%) jQuery
6 18 (1.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 17 (1.54%) JSON
7 17 (1.54%) Software Packaging
7 17 (1.54%) WebRTC
8 15 (1.36%) Node.js
9 14 (1.26%) Elastic Stack
9 14 (1.26%) LDAP
10 13 (1.17%) AngularJS
10 13 (1.17%) Laravel
11 11 (0.99%) SAML
11 11 (0.99%) Web Services
12 10 (0.90%) .NET
12 10 (0.90%) Django
13 9 (0.81%) XMPP
14 8 (0.72%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 90 (8.13%) Video Conferencing
2 78 (7.05%) Analytical Skills
2 78 (7.05%) Data Centre
3 46 (4.16%) Management Information System
3 46 (4.16%) Self-Motivation
4 43 (3.88%) User Experience
5 42 (3.79%) Hybrid Cloud
6 39 (3.52%) iPad
7 32 (2.89%) iPhone
8 29 (2.62%) Smartphone
9 26 (2.35%) e-Learning
10 23 (2.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 21 (1.90%) Social Media
12 20 (1.81%) Blackberry
13 19 (1.72%) Replication
14 17 (1.54%) PKI
15 16 (1.45%) Algorithms
16 15 (1.36%) Public Cloud
17 14 (1.26%) Linux Command Line
18 13 (1.17%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 624 (56.37%) Windows
2 282 (25.47%) Windows 10
3 257 (23.22%) Windows Server
4 136 (12.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 132 (11.92%) Windows 7
6 118 (10.66%) Linux
7 96 (8.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 67 (6.05%) Android
9 65 (5.87%) Apple iOS
10 42 (3.79%) Windows 8
11 39 (3.52%) Unix
12 35 (3.16%) Mac OS
12 35 (3.16%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (1.36%) Mac OS X
14 8 (0.72%) VMS
15 4 (0.36%) Mac OS X Server
15 4 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (0.36%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.27%) CentOS
16 3 (0.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 334 (30.17%) ITIL
2 173 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
3 150 (13.55%) Migration
4 137 (12.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 123 (11.11%) Presales
6 102 (9.21%) Agile Software Development
6 102 (9.21%) Project Management
7 86 (7.77%) Service Management
8 69 (6.23%) PRINCE2
9 65 (5.87%) Incident Management
10 61 (5.51%) Customer Requirements
10 61 (5.51%) Line Management
11 57 (5.15%) Service Delivery
12 55 (4.97%) Mobile Device Management
13 54 (4.88%) Change Management
14 50 (4.52%) Time Management
15 48 (4.34%) CRM
16 46 (4.16%) Data Protection
17 45 (4.07%) Mentoring
18 44 (3.97%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 216 (19.51%) PowerShell
2 118 (10.66%) SQL
3 87 (7.86%) Python
4 80 (7.23%) JavaScript
5 49 (4.43%) PHP
6 26 (2.35%) Ruby
7 22 (1.99%) Java
8 21 (1.90%) Bash Shell
9 18 (1.63%) C
10 16 (1.45%) C#
11 15 (1.36%) C++
12 14 (1.26%) Go
12 14 (1.26%) TypeScript
13 9 (0.81%) ES6
13 9 (0.81%) VBScript
14 6 (0.54%) Assembly Language
14 6 (0.54%) Objective-C
15 4 (0.36%) Delphi
15 4 (0.36%) VB
16 2 (0.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 135 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 123 (11.11%) Degree
3 79 (7.14%) MCSE
4 72 (6.50%) Cisco Certification
5 71 (6.41%) CCNA
6 62 (5.60%) MCP
7 54 (4.88%) MCSA
8 40 (3.61%) CCNP
9 36 (3.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 34 (3.07%) Security Cleared
11 28 (2.53%) Computer Science Degree
12 25 (2.26%) CCA
12 25 (2.26%) Citrix Certification
13 22 (1.99%) RHCE
14 18 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
14 18 (1.63%) MCITP
15 14 (1.26%) DV Cleared
15 14 (1.26%) PhD
15 14 (1.26%) Postgraduate
16 13 (1.17%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (8.31%) SLA
2 30 (2.71%) GDPR
3 29 (2.62%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 28 (2.53%) QA
5 20 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.63%) COBIT
7 6 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 5 (0.45%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.36%) PMO
10 3 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 635 (57.36%) Active Directory
2 214 (19.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 192 (17.34%) Hyper-V
4 113 (10.21%) XenApp
5 94 (8.49%) XenDesktop
6 72 (6.50%) Microsoft App-V
7 42 (3.79%) VMware ESXi
8 31 (2.80%) Virtual Machines
8 31 (2.80%) vSphere
9 29 (2.62%) Docker
10 22 (1.99%) VMware Workstation
11 20 (1.81%) Virtual Servers
12 18 (1.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 8 (0.72%) iptables
13 8 (0.72%) VirtualBox
13 8 (0.72%) Xen
14 7 (0.63%) BitLocker
14 7 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
15 5 (0.45%) VMware Server
16 3 (0.27%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 266 (24.03%) SCCM
2 109 (9.85%) Microsoft Intune
3 56 (5.06%) SCOM
4 36 (3.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 31 (2.80%) SCOrch
5 31 (2.80%) Terraform
6 29 (2.62%) Single Sign-On
7 26 (2.35%) SCVMM
8 21 (1.90%) Kubernetes
9 18 (1.63%) Puppet
9 18 (1.63%) WSUS
10 17 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
11 16 (1.45%) Ansible
11 16 (1.45%) Cisco CUCM
12 15 (1.36%) Cisco UCCX
12 15 (1.36%) FortiGate
12 15 (1.36%) Prometheus
13 14 (1.26%) AirWatch
13 14 (1.26%) Consul
13 14 (1.26%) DameWare
Vendors
1 717 (64.77%) Microsoft
2 301 (27.19%) VMware
3 252 (22.76%) Cisco
4 223 (20.14%) Citrix
5 93 (8.40%) Avaya
6 79 (7.14%) Apple
7 71 (6.41%) HP
8 65 (5.87%) Veeam
9 49 (4.43%) Google
10 46 (4.16%) Dell
11 41 (3.70%) Symantec
12 38 (3.43%) Mitel
13 33 (2.98%) iManage
14 32 (2.89%) Meraki
15 31 (2.80%) Splunk
16 30 (2.71%) CommVault
17 29 (2.62%) Atlassian
18 28 (2.53%) SolarWinds
19 27 (2.44%) Polycom
20 19 (1.72%) Oracle