Period
to 26 October 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 26 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype
UK > England
6 months to
26 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 233 359 434
Rank change year-on-year +126 +75 -30
Permanent jobs citing Skype 649 1,112 1,066
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.43% 0.88% 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.34% 5.65% 4.65%
Number of salaries quoted 649 979 987
Median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% -2.17% -3.16%
10th Percentile £31,450 £25,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £77,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year +22.22% -2.17% -3.16%

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 6,948 19,683 22,918
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.36% 15.66% 14.93%
Number of salaries quoted 5,589 15,320 18,213
Median annual salary £52,500 £47,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.70% -1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,750 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,500 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.78% -3.16% +5.56%

Skype
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype in England

Skype
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Skype in England.

Salary trend for Skype in England

Skype
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Skype in England over the 6 months to 26 October 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 26 October 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
South East +259 313 £57,500 +13.30% 15
London +17 175 £57,500 +15.00% 21
North of England +111 91 £58,750 +35.69% 12
North West +109 75 £70,000 +79.09% 8
East of England +103 26 £41,500 +6.41% 2
Midlands +93 20 £42,500 +21.43% 8
South West +54 18 £48,750 +14.71% 9
Yorkshire +87 14 £31,934 -28.59% 3
East Midlands +88 11 £45,000 +20.00% 4
West Midlands +67 9 £20,000 -42.03% 4
North East +5 2 £33,000 -40.00% 1
Skype
UK

For the 6 months to 26 October 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.

1 296 (45.61%) Azure
2 261 (40.22%) Microsoft
3 206 (31.74%) Skype for Business
4 204 (31.43%) SQL Server
5 200 (30.82%) Office 365
6 187 (28.81%) .NET
7 165 (25.42%) Agile Software Development
8 161 (24.81%) Active Directory
9 158 (24.35%) C#
10 155 (23.88%) Windows
11 128 (19.72%) React
12 118 (18.18%) IaaS
13 115 (17.72%) ASP.NET
13 115 (17.72%) SQL
14 112 (17.26%) PaaS
15 109 (16.80%) MVC
16 106 (16.33%) ASP.NET MVC
17 99 (15.25%) ITIL
18 97 (14.95%) JavaScript
19 94 (14.48%) Test Automation
19 94 (14.48%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 90 (13.87%) QA
21 89 (13.71%) Finance
22 87 (13.41%) SCCM
22 87 (13.41%) .NET Core
23 84 (12.94%) ASP.NET Core
23 84 (12.94%) Cisco
24 81 (12.48%) SharePoint
25 79 (12.17%) Selenium
26 77 (11.86%) Scrum

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
1 206 (31.74%) Skype for Business
2 81 (12.48%) SharePoint
3 63 (9.71%) NServiceBus
4 56 (8.63%) MS Exchange
5 17 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (1.08%) IIS
8 6 (0.92%) Ethereum
9 5 (0.77%) CMS
10 4 (0.62%) Confluence
11 2 (0.31%) Apache
11 2 (0.31%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (0.31%) Oracle Spatial
11 2 (0.31%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.31%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.15%) Apache Pulsar
12 1 (0.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.15%) Mule
Applications
1 64 (9.86%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (3.54%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.15%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.15%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (0.92%) Quorum
2 2 (0.31%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.15%) BASE24
3 1 (0.15%) Carpe Diem
3 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.15%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 296 (45.61%) Azure
2 200 (30.82%) Office 365
3 118 (18.18%) IaaS
4 112 (17.26%) PaaS
5 70 (10.79%) AWS
6 50 (7.70%) Azure Active Directory
7 37 (5.70%) SaaS
8 35 (5.39%) Slack
9 31 (4.78%) OneDrive
10 26 (4.01%) GCP
11 23 (3.54%) Route 53
12 21 (3.24%) Cloud Computing
13 10 (1.54%) Power Platform
14 8 (1.23%) BlazeMeter
14 8 (1.23%) Mimecast
15 5 (0.77%) GitHub
16 4 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
17 3 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
17 3 (0.46%) PowerApps
17 3 (0.46%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 73 (11.25%) Firewall
2 64 (9.86%) HTTP
3 59 (9.09%) DNS
3 59 (9.09%) VPN
4 55 (8.47%) WAN
5 52 (8.01%) DHCP
6 49 (7.55%) LAN
7 47 (7.24%) Unified Communications
8 39 (6.01%) VoIP
9 30 (4.62%) MPLS
10 28 (4.31%) Network Security
10 28 (4.31%) Wi-Fi
10 28 (4.31%) Wireless
11 25 (3.85%) SNMP
12 23 (3.54%) BGP
12 23 (3.54%) IPsec
12 23 (3.54%) MRTG
12 23 (3.54%) OSPF
12 23 (3.54%) RIP
12 23 (3.54%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 204 (31.43%) SQL Server
2 74 (11.40%) NoSQL
3 20 (3.08%) Big Data
4 18 (2.77%) Data Lake
5 11 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
6 8 (1.23%) MySQL
6 8 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (0.77%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (0.46%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.46%) Power BI
9 3 (0.46%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.15%) Amazon Aurora
11 1 (0.15%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.15%) Redis
11 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.15%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 79 (12.17%) Selenium
2 75 (11.56%) Git (software)
3 74 (11.40%) WebDriver
4 53 (8.17%) Octopus Deploy
5 43 (6.63%) SpecFlow
6 40 (6.16%) TeamCity
7 33 (5.08%) Cucumber
7 33 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (1.69%) Visual Studio
9 10 (1.54%) JIRA
10 8 (1.23%) Jenkins
10 8 (1.23%) JMeter
11 4 (0.62%) Postman
11 4 (0.62%) SoapUI
12 3 (0.46%) InstallShield
12 3 (0.46%) JUnit
12 3 (0.46%) Maven
12 3 (0.46%) MSI
13 2 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 2 (0.31%) jMock
General
1 89 (13.71%) Finance
2 27 (4.16%) Telecoms
3 21 (3.24%) Marketing
4 12 (1.85%) Public Sector
5 11 (1.69%) Law
6 10 (1.54%) Electronics
6 10 (1.54%) Legal
6 10 (1.54%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.54%) Retail
7 6 (0.92%) Housing Association
8 5 (0.77%) Back Office
8 5 (0.77%) Military
9 2 (0.31%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.31%) Banking
9 2 (0.31%) Billing
9 2 (0.31%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.31%) Games
9 2 (0.31%) Publishing
10 1 (0.15%) German Language
10 1 (0.15%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 135 (20.80%) Developer
2 112 (17.26%) Analyst
3 78 (12.02%) .NET Developer
4 69 (10.63%) Architect
5 68 (10.48%) Test Analyst
6 49 (7.55%) Automation Test Analyst
7 40 (6.16%) QA Analyst
7 40 (6.16%) QA Test Analyst
8 38 (5.86%) Senior Developer
9 36 (5.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 36 (5.55%) Solutions Architect
10 32 (4.93%) QA Automation Analyst
11 31 (4.78%) QA Engineer
12 30 (4.62%) Principal Developer
13 27 (4.16%) Senior .NET Developer
13 27 (4.16%) Support Engineer
14 24 (3.70%) Network Engineer
15 21 (3.24%) Lead Developer
16 20 (3.08%) C# .NET Developer
16 20 (3.08%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 187 (28.81%) .NET
2 128 (19.72%) React
3 115 (17.72%) ASP.NET
4 106 (16.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 94 (14.48%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 87 (13.41%) .NET Core
7 84 (12.94%) ASP.NET Core
8 63 (9.71%) .NET Framework
9 59 (9.09%) HTML
10 58 (8.94%) CSS
11 56 (8.63%) jQuery
12 43 (6.63%) Redux
13 33 (5.08%) Entity Framework
13 33 (5.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 30 (4.62%) Blazor
15 27 (4.16%) OAuth
15 27 (4.16%) OAuth2
15 27 (4.16%) OpenID
16 21 (3.24%) Gherkin
17 20 (3.08%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 40 (6.16%) Management Information System
2 22 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (3.39%) Data Centre
3 20 (3.08%) Public Cloud
4 18 (2.77%) Self-Motivation
5 17 (2.62%) Greenfield Project
6 15 (2.31%) Clustering
7 14 (2.16%) Private Cloud
7 14 (2.16%) Replication
7 14 (2.16%) User Experience
8 12 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
8 12 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
9 11 (1.69%) Client/Server
10 10 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (1.54%) Mobile App
11 8 (1.23%) Smartphone
12 6 (0.92%) Wiki
13 5 (0.77%) e-Learning
13 5 (0.77%) PKI
14 4 (0.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 155 (23.88%) Windows
2 77 (11.86%) Windows Server
3 66 (10.17%) Windows 10
4 53 (8.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 52 (8.01%) Linux
6 47 (7.24%) Windows Server 2016
7 34 (5.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 31 (4.78%) Mac OS X
9 25 (3.85%) Windows 7
10 20 (3.08%) Windows Server 2019
11 18 (2.77%) Android
12 8 (1.23%) CentOS
12 8 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (1.08%) Apple iOS
14 6 (0.92%) Unix
15 3 (0.46%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.31%) Debian
17 1 (0.15%) Robot Operating System
17 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (25.42%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (16.80%) MVC
3 99 (15.25%) ITIL
4 94 (14.48%) Test Automation
5 77 (11.86%) Scrum
6 76 (11.71%) DevOps
7 62 (9.55%) Problem-Solving
8 59 (9.09%) TDD
9 58 (8.94%) Migration
10 55 (8.47%) BDD
10 55 (8.47%) Mentoring
11 48 (7.40%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 46 (7.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 45 (6.93%) OWASP
14 42 (6.47%) Continuous Improvement
15 36 (5.55%) Microservices
15 36 (5.55%) TOGAF
16 35 (5.39%) Problem Management
17 33 (5.08%) SOA
17 33 (5.08%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 158 (24.35%) C#
2 115 (17.72%) SQL
3 97 (14.95%) JavaScript
4 77 (11.86%) TypeScript
5 70 (10.79%) Python
6 69 (10.63%) PowerShell
7 18 (2.77%) R
8 17 (2.62%) C
9 11 (1.69%) F#
9 11 (1.69%) Java
9 11 (1.69%) PHP
10 6 (0.92%) Ruby
11 4 (0.62%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.46%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.46%) C++
12 3 (0.46%) Objective-C
12 3 (0.46%) Perl
12 3 (0.46%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.46%) VBScript
13 1 (0.15%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 54 (8.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 52 (8.01%) Cisco Certification
3 43 (6.63%) Degree
4 41 (6.32%) CCNA
5 40 (6.16%) MCSE
6 38 (5.86%) Security Cleared
7 29 (4.47%) SC Cleared
8 24 (3.70%) MCSA
9 18 (2.77%) TOGAF Certification
10 16 (2.47%) CCNP
11 12 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
12 10 (1.54%) DV Cleared
13 9 (1.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 7 (1.08%) ISEB
14 7 (1.08%) ISTQB
15 6 (0.92%) APMP
15 6 (0.92%) MCITP
16 4 (0.62%) CCA
16 4 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 3 (0.46%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (13.87%) QA
2 32 (4.93%) SLA
3 3 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.31%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.31%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.31%) PMO
5 1 (0.15%) GDPR
5 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 161 (24.81%) Active Directory
2 59 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (7.40%) Hyper-V
4 25 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (2.77%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (2.47%) vSphere
7 14 (2.16%) Docker
8 9 (1.39%) Virtual Desktop
9 7 (1.08%) XenApp
10 6 (0.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 6 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.46%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.31%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.31%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.31%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.15%) Firmware
13 1 (0.15%) NetIQ eDirectory
13 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.15%) Xen
Systems Management
1 87 (13.41%) SCCM
2 56 (8.63%) Microsoft Intune
3 26 (4.01%) Ansible
4 24 (3.70%) Nagios
4 24 (3.70%) Puppet
5 23 (3.54%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (2.47%) SCVMM
7 12 (1.85%) WSUS
8 9 (1.39%) Grafana
9 8 (1.23%) HP Data Protector
9 8 (1.23%) Microsoft Clustering
10 7 (1.08%) CASB
10 7 (1.08%) Failover Clustering
10 7 (1.08%) Kubernetes
11 6 (0.92%) Cisco CUCM
11 6 (0.92%) Single Sign-On
12 5 (0.77%) SCOM
13 4 (0.62%) AirWatch
14 3 (0.46%) vCenter Server
15 2 (0.31%) MaaS360
Vendors
1 261 (40.22%) Microsoft
2 84 (12.94%) Cisco
3 74 (11.40%) VMware
4 38 (5.86%) Citrix
5 27 (4.16%) Avaya
6 26 (4.01%) Palo Alto
6 26 (4.01%) Riverbed
7 23 (3.54%) HP
8 19 (2.93%) Sophos
9 18 (2.77%) Databricks
9 18 (2.77%) Sparx
10 14 (2.16%) CheckPoint
10 14 (2.16%) Red Hat
11 13 (2.00%) Juniper
12 12 (1.85%) Polycom
12 12 (1.85%) Veeam
13 11 (1.69%) Google
14 9 (1.39%) Apple
14 9 (1.39%) Mitel
14 9 (1.39%) MobileIron