Period
to 9 April 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 9 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype
UK > England
6 months to
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 350 404 447
Rank change year-on-year +54 +43 +22
Permanent jobs citing Skype 918 1,066 1,086
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.86% 0.77% 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.70% 4.99% 4.36%
Number of salaries quoted 824 942 1,012
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,250 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.82% -0.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £71,250 £70,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,778 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +0.59% +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 16,102 21,363 24,935
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.16% 15.47% 15.03%
Number of salaries quoted 12,764 16,498 20,045
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,888
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.31% +4.20%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
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 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 9 April 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 9 April 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 +84 431 £60,000 +20.00% 42
North of England +36 164 £53,053 +56.04% 64
South East +52 147 £45,000 -5.26% 37
North West +63 93 £40,852 +16.72% 24
South West +55 64 £42,500 -9.57% 22
Midlands -23 56 £50,000 +17.37% 30
East of England +47 51 £42,375 -5.83% 15
Yorkshire +42 51 £55,000 +61.76% 32
West Midlands +17 48 £50,000 +33.33% 16
North East -10 20 £55,000 -7.13% 8
East Midlands +4 7 £42,500 -10.53% 14
Skype
UK

For the 6 months to 9 April 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.

1 634 (69.06%) Microsoft
2 597 (65.03%) Office 365
3 588 (64.05%) Skype for Business
4 447 (48.69%) Windows
5 366 (39.87%) Active Directory
6 329 (35.84%) Azure
7 228 (24.84%) SharePoint
8 227 (24.73%) SCCM
9 205 (22.33%) Windows Server
10 204 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
11 194 (21.13%) Windows 10
12 166 (18.08%) ITIL
13 161 (17.54%) VMware
14 159 (17.32%) Finance
15 154 (16.78%) Cisco
16 148 (16.12%) Problem-Solving
17 139 (15.14%) Video Conferencing
18 136 (14.81%) Hyper-V
19 135 (14.71%) Microsoft Intune
20 128 (13.94%) Unified Communications
21 121 (13.18%) Microsoft Certification
22 119 (12.96%) WAN
23 118 (12.85%) MS Exchange
23 118 (12.85%) PowerShell
24 113 (12.31%) VMware Infrastructure
24 113 (12.31%) AWS
24 113 (12.31%) LAN
25 106 (11.55%) Agile Software Development
26 105 (11.44%) Citrix
27 103 (11.22%) OneDrive

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
1 588 (64.05%) Skype for Business
2 228 (24.84%) SharePoint
3 118 (12.85%) MS Exchange
4 46 (5.01%) Exchange Server 2013
5 35 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2010
6 29 (3.16%) CMS
7 21 (2.29%) Confluence
8 11 (1.20%) IIS
9 6 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (0.54%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (0.33%) Apache
12 2 (0.22%) ThingWorx
12 2 (0.22%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.11%) Moodle
13 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.11%) Sitecore CMS
13 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 204 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
2 56 (6.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 46 (5.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.44%) CINEMA 4D
5 4 (0.44%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.33%) Open Workbench
7 2 (0.22%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.22%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (0.22%) Camtasia
7 2 (0.22%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.22%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 4 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.22%) Eikon
2 2 (0.22%) Elite 3E
2 2 (0.22%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.11%) OpenCart
3 1 (0.11%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.11%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.11%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 597 (65.03%) Office 365
2 329 (35.84%) Azure
3 113 (12.31%) AWS
4 103 (11.22%) OneDrive
5 94 (10.24%) Azure Active Directory
6 46 (5.01%) PaaS
7 36 (3.92%) SaaS
8 34 (3.70%) IaaS
9 32 (3.49%) Power Platform
10 30 (3.27%) Mimecast
11 24 (2.61%) GCP
12 16 (1.74%) PowerApps
13 12 (1.31%) Slack
13 12 (1.31%) Yammer
14 10 (1.09%) OpenShift
14 10 (1.09%) WhatsApp
15 6 (0.65%) Azure Stack
15 6 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
15 6 (0.65%) Serverless
16 5 (0.54%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 128 (13.94%) Unified Communications
2 119 (12.96%) WAN
3 113 (12.31%) LAN
4 99 (10.78%) Firewall
5 88 (9.59%) DHCP
6 87 (9.48%) DNS
7 81 (8.82%) Internet
7 81 (8.82%) VPN
8 78 (8.50%) VoIP
9 64 (6.97%) Intranet
10 62 (6.75%) SAN
11 53 (5.77%) TCP/IP
12 51 (5.56%) Wireless
13 50 (5.45%) WebEx
14 41 (4.47%) Wi-Fi
15 39 (4.25%) MPLS
16 36 (3.92%) Remote Desktop
17 35 (3.81%) NetScaler
18 27 (2.94%) PSTN
19 23 (2.51%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (9.04%) SQL Server
2 19 (2.07%) Power BI
3 10 (1.09%) MySQL
4 9 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
6 6 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (0.54%) Data Lake
7 5 (0.54%) MongoDB
7 5 (0.54%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.33%) BigQuery
8 3 (0.33%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.33%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.22%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.22%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.22%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 31 (3.38%) JIRA
2 12 (1.31%) Visual Studio
3 10 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (0.98%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.65%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.54%) Selenium
6 5 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 4 (0.44%) TestRail
7 4 (0.44%) Zephyr
8 3 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.22%) JUnit
9 2 (0.22%) Mockito
9 2 (0.22%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.22%) Rational Team Concert
9 2 (0.22%) Subversion
10 1 (0.11%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.11%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.11%) JMeter
10 1 (0.11%) jMock
10 1 (0.11%) Maven
General
1 159 (17.32%) Finance
2 33 (3.59%) Telecoms
3 31 (3.38%) Law
4 29 (3.16%) Legal
5 27 (2.94%) Back Office
6 25 (2.72%) Marketing
7 20 (2.18%) Public Sector
8 15 (1.63%) Advertising
9 13 (1.42%) Retail
10 12 (1.31%) Games
11 10 (1.09%) Billing
12 9 (0.98%) Banking
13 7 (0.76%) Brand Awareness
13 7 (0.76%) Japanese Language
14 6 (0.65%) Police
15 5 (0.54%) Investment Banking
15 5 (0.54%) Local Government
16 4 (0.44%) Electronics
17 3 (0.33%) Manufacturing
17 3 (0.33%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 112 (12.20%) Analyst
2 109 (11.87%) Consultant
3 86 (9.37%) Support Engineer
4 76 (8.28%) Architect
5 50 (5.45%) IT Support
6 47 (5.12%) Solutions Architect
7 45 (4.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 44 (4.79%) Service Analyst
9 40 (4.36%) Service Desk Analyst
10 37 (4.03%) 2nd Line Support
11 34 (3.70%) Support Analyst
12 33 (3.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 32 (3.49%) Project Manager
14 30 (3.27%) Desktop Support
14 30 (3.27%) Developer
15 28 (3.05%) Business Manager
16 27 (2.94%) Administrator
16 27 (2.94%) Technical Engineer
17 26 (2.83%) Business Development Manager
17 26 (2.83%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (3.81%) .NET
2 21 (2.29%) HTML
3 15 (1.63%) Web Services
4 14 (1.53%) ASP.NET
5 13 (1.42%) CSS
6 10 (1.09%) AngularJS
7 9 (0.98%) HTML5
8 7 (0.76%) SAML
9 6 (0.65%) .NET Core
9 6 (0.65%) React
9 6 (0.65%) WebRTC
10 5 (0.54%) .NET Framework
11 4 (0.44%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (0.44%) Node.js
11 4 (0.44%) REST
11 4 (0.44%) RESTful
11 4 (0.44%) Ruby on Rails
12 3 (0.33%) Apache NiFi
12 3 (0.33%) ASP.NET Web API
12 3 (0.33%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 139 (15.14%) Video Conferencing
2 86 (9.37%) Data Centre
3 47 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (5.01%) Self-Motivation
5 41 (4.47%) User Experience
6 32 (3.49%) iPad
7 31 (3.38%) Hybrid Cloud
8 23 (2.51%) Management Information System
9 21 (2.29%) Smartphone
10 20 (2.18%) Replication
11 19 (2.07%) Public Cloud
12 15 (1.63%) Clustering
12 15 (1.63%) Private Cloud
13 14 (1.53%) iPhone
14 13 (1.42%) BYOD
15 11 (1.20%) e-Learning
15 11 (1.20%) Mobile App
15 11 (1.20%) Virtual Team
16 10 (1.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 8 (0.87%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 447 (48.69%) Windows
2 205 (22.33%) Windows Server
3 194 (21.13%) Windows 10
4 90 (9.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 79 (8.61%) Android
6 75 (8.17%) Windows 7
7 64 (6.97%) Apple iOS
7 64 (6.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 60 (6.54%) Windows Server 2016
9 51 (5.56%) Linux
10 24 (2.61%) Windows Server 2019
11 19 (2.07%) Mac OS
11 19 (2.07%) Mac OS X
12 11 (1.20%) Unix
13 8 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (0.87%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.54%) CentOS
15 3 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.11%) Debian
16 1 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (18.08%) ITIL
2 148 (16.12%) Problem-Solving
3 106 (11.55%) Agile Software Development
4 98 (10.68%) Presales
5 89 (9.69%) Mentoring
6 85 (9.26%) Migration
7 80 (8.71%) Project Management
8 79 (8.61%) Service Management
9 67 (7.30%) Change Management
10 61 (6.64%) Coaching
10 61 (6.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 61 (6.64%) Project Delivery
11 56 (6.10%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 50 (5.45%) Customer Requirements
13 41 (4.47%) Service Delivery
14 40 (4.36%) Incident Management
14 40 (4.36%) Stakeholder Management
15 39 (4.25%) Creative Thinking
15 39 (4.25%) ITSM
16 38 (4.14%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 118 (12.85%) PowerShell
2 89 (9.69%) SQL
3 32 (3.49%) C#
4 28 (3.05%) C
4 28 (3.05%) Python
5 27 (2.94%) JavaScript
6 16 (1.74%) Java
7 8 (0.87%) C++
7 8 (0.87%) PHP
7 8 (0.87%) VBA
8 7 (0.76%) Shell Script
9 6 (0.65%) TypeScript
9 6 (0.65%) VB
10 5 (0.54%) Bash Shell
10 5 (0.54%) Objective-C
10 5 (0.54%) R
10 5 (0.54%) Ruby
11 2 (0.22%) VBScript
12 1 (0.11%) COBOL
12 1 (0.11%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 121 (13.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 57 (6.21%) MCSE
3 55 (5.99%) Security Cleared
4 53 (5.77%) Cisco Certification
5 50 (5.45%) Degree
6 40 (4.36%) CCNA
7 33 (3.59%) SC Cleared
8 30 (3.27%) MCSA
9 27 (2.94%) MCP
10 23 (2.51%) CCNP
11 18 (1.96%) A+ Certification
11 18 (1.96%) MCITP
11 18 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 12 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
13 10 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 8 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
14 8 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (0.76%) Avaya Certification
15 7 (0.76%) RHCE
16 6 (0.65%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (10.24%) SLA
2 16 (1.74%) QA
3 14 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 9 (0.98%) PMO
5 6 (0.65%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.54%) ISO 14001
7 3 (0.33%) P3O
8 2 (0.22%) COBIT
8 2 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.11%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.11%) GDPR
9 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.11%) NCSC
9 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 366 (39.87%) Active Directory
2 136 (14.81%) Hyper-V
3 113 (12.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 49 (5.34%) XenApp
5 40 (4.36%) XenDesktop
6 34 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
7 22 (2.40%) vSphere
8 14 (1.53%) Docker
9 11 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
9 11 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
10 7 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
11 6 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 6 (0.65%) vCloud
11 6 (0.65%) VMware NSX
11 6 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
11 6 (0.65%) Xen
12 5 (0.54%) BitLocker
13 4 (0.44%) Terminal Server
14 3 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
15 2 (0.22%) KVM
Systems Management
1 227 (24.73%) SCCM
2 135 (14.71%) Microsoft Intune
3 20 (2.18%) AirWatch
4 18 (1.96%) Cisco CUCM
5 14 (1.53%) Backup Exec
5 14 (1.53%) Kubernetes
5 14 (1.53%) WSUS
6 13 (1.42%) SCOM
7 12 (1.31%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 12 (1.31%) Single Sign-On
7 12 (1.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 10 (1.09%) Cisco UCCX
8 10 (1.09%) vCenter Server
9 8 (0.87%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 7 (0.76%) Jamf Pro
10 7 (0.76%) SCOrch
11 6 (0.65%) XenMobile
12 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Clustering
12 4 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
12 4 (0.44%) SCSM
Vendors
1 634 (69.06%) Microsoft
2 161 (17.54%) VMware
3 154 (16.78%) Cisco
4 105 (11.44%) Citrix
5 87 (9.48%) Apple
6 73 (7.95%) Polycom
7 47 (5.12%) HP
8 45 (4.90%) Google
9 41 (4.47%) Avaya
10 37 (4.03%) Mitel
11 36 (3.92%) Dell
12 33 (3.59%) BT
13 27 (2.94%) Sonus
14 26 (2.83%) ServiceNow
15 25 (2.72%) CommVault
15 25 (2.72%) Veeam
16 24 (2.61%) Sophos
17 19 (2.07%) Oracle
18 18 (1.96%) Adobe
18 18 (1.96%) Symantec