Period
to 28 January 2022

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 28 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype
UK > England
6 months to
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 770 347 363
Rank change year-on-year -423 +16 +74
Permanent jobs citing Skype 245 512 1,002
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.88% 0.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.63% 6.16% 5.71%
Number of salaries quoted 199 452 827
10th Percentile £25,000 £32,518 £25,000
25th Percentile £28,500 £47,188 £31,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,000 £55,614 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -33.47% +23.59% -5.26%
75th Percentile £60,000 £65,000 £62,000
90th Percentile £77,750 £70,000 £76,250
UK median annual salary £38,250 £55,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year -30.45% +26.44% -8.42%

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 15,027 8,305 17,550
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.33% 14.20% 15.10%
Number of salaries quoted 9,777 6,638 14,193
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,750 £26,000
25th Percentile £35,750 £37,500 £32,600
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £63,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% -

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 28 January 2022.

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 28 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London -233 83 £50,000 -16.67% 12
North of England -105 71 £35,000 -32.85% 11
East of England -102 36 £28,500 +7.55% 2
South East -276 36 £60,000 - 7
Yorkshire -64 31 £35,000 +8.14% 1
North West -96 26 £26,750 -61.79% 7
North East -15 14 £37,500 -16.67% 3
Midlands -115 13 £28,500 -43.00% 11
East Midlands -52 8 £27,250 -35.88% 2
South West -65 8 £47,000 +4.44% 10
West Midlands -83 5 £39,000 -22.00% 9
Skype
UK

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, 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.

1 178 (72.65%) Microsoft
2 149 (60.82%) Active Directory
3 144 (58.78%) Windows
4 138 (56.33%) Skype for Business
5 137 (55.92%) Microsoft 365
6 126 (51.43%) Azure
7 100 (40.82%) SCCM
8 96 (39.18%) ITIL
9 75 (30.61%) Social Skills
10 73 (29.80%) Windows Server
11 71 (28.98%) Finance
12 68 (27.76%) PowerShell
13 62 (25.31%) VMware
14 58 (23.67%) DNS
15 51 (20.82%) SharePoint
16 50 (20.41%) VMware Infrastructure
17 47 (19.18%) DHCP
18 46 (18.78%) Service Delivery
18 46 (18.78%) Problem-Solving
19 45 (18.37%) VPN
19 45 (18.37%) SLA
19 45 (18.37%) Microsoft Office
19 45 (18.37%) Windows 7
20 44 (17.96%) Hyper-V
21 43 (17.55%) Citrix
22 42 (17.14%) MS Exchange
23 41 (16.73%) SQL
23 41 (16.73%) Microsoft Intune
23 41 (16.73%) Windows Server 2012
24 38 (15.51%) LAN

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
1 138 (56.33%) Skype for Business
2 51 (20.82%) SharePoint
3 42 (17.14%) MS Exchange
4 8 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (1.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.82%) Confluence
6 2 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.82%) IIS
7 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 45 (18.37%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (5.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (5.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (2.04%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.82%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.82%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 137 (55.92%) Microsoft 365
2 126 (51.43%) Azure
3 35 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
4 30 (12.24%) OneDrive
5 29 (11.84%) AWS
6 13 (5.31%) BlazeMeter
6 13 (5.31%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (5.31%) PaaS
7 10 (4.08%) IaaS
8 7 (2.86%) GCP
8 7 (2.86%) Google Workspace
8 7 (2.86%) Nutanix
9 6 (2.45%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 5 (2.04%) Mimecast
11 3 (1.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 3 (1.22%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (1.22%) Route 53
11 3 (1.22%) Slack
11 3 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (1.22%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 58 (23.67%) DNS
2 47 (19.18%) DHCP
3 45 (18.37%) VPN
4 38 (15.51%) LAN
5 29 (11.84%) TCP/IP
6 25 (10.20%) VoIP
7 22 (8.98%) WAN
8 18 (7.35%) SAN
9 17 (6.94%) Unified Communications
10 16 (6.53%) Firewall
11 15 (6.12%) PBX
11 15 (6.12%) Wireless
12 11 (4.49%) WebEx
13 8 (3.27%) VSAN
14 7 (2.86%) MPLS
15 6 (2.45%) Remote Desktop
16 5 (2.04%) Internet
16 5 (2.04%) SD-WAN
16 5 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
17 4 (1.63%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 20 (8.16%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.63%) MS Access
4 3 (1.22%) Power BI
5 1 (0.41%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.41%) Metadata
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.41%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (5.31%) JMeter
2 9 (3.67%) JIRA
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle Forms
General
1 75 (30.61%) Social Skills
2 71 (28.98%) Finance
3 21 (8.57%) Banking
4 15 (6.12%) Law
5 14 (5.71%) Investment Banking
6 13 (5.31%) Marketing
7 10 (4.08%) Telecoms
8 9 (3.67%) Back Office
9 8 (3.27%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 8 (3.27%) Legal
9 8 (3.27%) Public Sector
9 8 (3.27%) Retail
10 7 (2.86%) Retail Finance
11 6 (2.45%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (1.63%) Financial Institution
12 4 (1.63%) German Language
13 3 (1.22%) Organisational Skills
13 3 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.82%) Billing
14 2 (0.82%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 54 (22.04%) Analyst
2 35 (14.29%) Service Analyst
2 35 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
3 32 (13.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 21 (8.57%) IT Analyst
5 14 (5.71%) Architect
5 14 (5.71%) Network Engineer
6 13 (5.31%) Consultant
6 13 (5.31%) Desktop Support
6 13 (5.31%) IT Support
6 13 (5.31%) Performance Engineer
6 13 (5.31%) QA Engineer
6 13 (5.31%) QA Leader
6 13 (5.31%) Senior Performance Engineer
6 13 (5.31%) Senior QA Engineer
6 13 (5.31%) Support Engineer
6 13 (5.31%) Unified Communications Engineer
7 12 (4.90%) Financial Analyst
8 11 (4.49%) 2nd Line Support
8 11 (4.49%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (11.84%) Web Services
2 7 (2.86%) React
3 2 (0.82%) GraphQL
3 2 (0.82%) Next.js
3 2 (0.82%) Node.js
3 2 (0.82%) SAML
4 1 (0.41%) .NET
4 1 (0.41%) HTML
4 1 (0.41%) HTML5
4 1 (0.41%) WebRTC
4 1 (0.41%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.35%) Data Centre
2 16 (6.53%) Enterprise Software
3 15 (6.12%) Replication
4 13 (5.31%) Client/Server
5 12 (4.90%) User Experience
6 9 (3.67%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (3.27%) PKI
8 7 (2.86%) Blog
9 6 (2.45%) Blackberry
9 6 (2.45%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.63%) BBC
10 4 (1.63%) Hedge funds
11 3 (1.22%) Management Information System
11 3 (1.22%) Public Cloud
11 3 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (0.82%) Clustering
12 2 (0.82%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.82%) Thin Client
13 1 (0.41%) Device Driver
13 1 (0.41%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 144 (58.78%) Windows
2 73 (29.80%) Windows Server
3 45 (18.37%) Windows 7
4 41 (16.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 35 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (13.47%) Windows 10
7 30 (12.24%) Windows Server 2016
8 28 (11.43%) Android
9 21 (8.57%) Mac OS X
10 20 (8.16%) Linux
11 12 (4.90%) Windows Server 2019
12 8 (3.27%) Apple iOS
12 8 (3.27%) Windows 8
13 4 (1.63%) Unix
14 2 (0.82%) CentOS
14 2 (0.82%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.82%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (39.18%) ITIL
2 46 (18.78%) Problem-Solving
2 46 (18.78%) Service Delivery
3 38 (15.51%) Service Management
4 31 (12.65%) Change Management
4 31 (12.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 31 (12.65%) ITSM
5 29 (11.84%) Migration
6 23 (9.39%) Root Cause Analysis
7 19 (7.76%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (6.94%) High Availability
9 16 (6.53%) Availability Management
10 15 (6.12%) Mentoring
11 14 (5.71%) Computer Science
11 14 (5.71%) Decision-Making
11 14 (5.71%) Wealth Management
12 13 (5.31%) Coaching
12 13 (5.31%) Performance Testing
12 13 (5.31%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 13 (5.31%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 68 (27.76%) PowerShell
2 41 (16.73%) SQL
3 20 (8.16%) JavaScript
3 20 (8.16%) TypeScript
4 7 (2.86%) Go
4 7 (2.86%) PHP
5 2 (0.82%) Python
5 2 (0.82%) VBScript
6 1 (0.41%) C
6 1 (0.41%) Ruby
6 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.41%) VB
6 1 (0.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 30 (12.24%) Degree
2 18 (7.35%) A+ Certification
3 15 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (6.12%) Network+ Certification
4 14 (5.71%) Security Cleared
5 12 (4.90%) CCNA
5 12 (4.90%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (3.67%) SC Cleared
7 7 (2.86%) CCNP
7 7 (2.86%) EMC Certification
7 7 (2.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 6 (2.45%) MCSE
9 5 (2.04%) DV Cleared
9 5 (2.04%) MCSA
10 4 (1.63%) ISEB
11 3 (1.22%) CompTIA Security+
11 3 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (1.22%) MCITP
11 3 (1.22%) MCP
12 2 (0.82%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (18.37%) SLA
2 16 (6.53%) QA
3 4 (1.63%) GDPR
4 3 (1.22%) Accessibility
5 2 (0.82%) P3O
5 2 (0.82%) PMO
6 1 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.41%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.41%) NCSC
System Software
1 149 (60.82%) Active Directory
2 50 (20.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (17.96%) Hyper-V
4 13 (5.31%) vSphere
5 9 (3.67%) Virtual Desktop
5 9 (3.67%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (3.67%) XenDesktop
6 8 (3.27%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (1.63%) Firmware
7 4 (1.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 4 (1.63%) XenApp
8 3 (1.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.82%) Docker
9 2 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.41%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.41%) NLBS
10 1 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.41%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.41%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 100 (40.82%) SCCM
2 41 (16.73%) Microsoft Intune
3 30 (12.24%) SCOM
4 22 (8.98%) SCVMM
5 16 (6.53%) Grafana
6 9 (3.67%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 9 (3.67%) Kubernetes
7 8 (3.27%) AirWatch
8 7 (2.86%) McAfee ePO
8 7 (2.86%) Single Sign-On
9 6 (2.45%) NetBackup
10 4 (1.63%) FortiGate
10 4 (1.63%) OfficeScan
10 4 (1.63%) SolarWinds Orion
10 4 (1.63%) Terraform
10 4 (1.63%) Trend Micro Deep Security
11 3 (1.22%) Cisco CUCM
11 3 (1.22%) Cisco UCCX
11 3 (1.22%) Docker Swarm
11 3 (1.22%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 178 (72.65%) Microsoft
2 62 (25.31%) VMware
3 43 (17.55%) Citrix
4 28 (11.43%) Cisco
5 26 (10.61%) Apple
6 24 (9.80%) Veeam
7 20 (8.16%) HP
8 17 (6.94%) Dell
9 16 (6.53%) Commvault
10 15 (6.12%) EMC
11 13 (5.31%) SolarWinds
12 12 (4.90%) BroadSoft
13 10 (4.08%) Google
13 10 (4.08%) Mitel
14 9 (3.67%) McAfee
15 8 (3.27%) 3PAR
15 8 (3.27%) Huawei
15 8 (3.27%) IBM
15 8 (3.27%) MobileIron
16 7 (2.86%) WorldPay