Period
to 11 April 2021

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 11 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype
UK > England
6 months to
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 461 349 399
Rank change year-on-year -112 +50 +58
Permanent jobs citing Skype 404 904 1,076
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.55% 0.86% 0.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.17% 5.68% 5.03%
Number of salaries quoted 328 725 850
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,439 £26,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £33,662 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -5.26%
75th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £77,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,250 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.82% +2.72% -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 9,696 15,911 21,375
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.13% 15.19% 15.49%
Number of salaries quoted 7,433 12,835 16,706
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +1.06%
75th Percentile £66,000 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 11 April 2021.

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 11 April 2021. 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 +94 153 £60,000 +41.18% 11
London -134 93 £52,500 -4.55% 17
North of England -64 50 £45,000 -15.18% 5
East of England +55 47 £26,500 -35.76% 3
Midlands +12 32 £45,000 -10.00% 8
North West -18 32 £52,120 +25.59% 2
West Midlands +19 31 £45,000 -10.00% 8
South West -40 26 £42,500 - 9
Yorkshire -18 15 £32,500 -40.35% 3
North East -5 3 £45,000 -18.18%
East Midlands +13 1 £42,500 -17.07%
Skype
UK

For the 6 months to 11 April 2021, 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.

1 223 (55.20%) Microsoft
2 174 (43.07%) Microsoft 365
3 173 (42.82%) Azure
4 163 (40.35%) Active Directory
5 150 (37.13%) Windows
6 143 (35.40%) SQL Server
6 143 (35.40%) Skype for Business
7 102 (25.25%) .NET
8 94 (23.27%) C#
9 93 (23.02%) Agile Software Development
10 88 (21.78%) SCCM
11 81 (20.05%) ITIL
12 79 (19.55%) VMware
13 77 (19.06%) SharePoint
14 72 (17.82%) Windows Server
15 70 (17.33%) MVC
16 68 (16.83%) ASP.NET
16 68 (16.83%) ASP.NET MVC
17 64 (15.84%) VMware Infrastructure
17 64 (15.84%) IaaS
17 64 (15.84%) React
18 62 (15.35%) TypeScript
19 61 (15.10%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 61 (15.10%) ASP.NET Core
20 60 (14.85%) PaaS
21 57 (14.11%) MS Exchange
22 54 (13.37%) .NET Core
22 54 (13.37%) Problem-Solving
23 53 (13.12%) Microsoft Intune
23 53 (13.12%) DNS

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
1 143 (35.40%) Skype for Business
2 77 (19.06%) SharePoint
3 57 (14.11%) MS Exchange
4 42 (10.40%) NServiceBus
5 18 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (2.72%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (1.24%) IIS
8 4 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.74%) Confluence
9 3 (0.74%) Ethereum
9 3 (0.74%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.50%) CMS
10 2 (0.50%) nginx
10 2 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.25%) Apache
11 1 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.25%) Site Server
11 1 (0.25%) Umbraco
Applications
1 41 (10.15%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.48%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.25%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.25%) Revit
Business Applications
1 3 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.74%) Quorum
2 1 (0.25%) assyst
2 1 (0.25%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.25%) SAP HCM
2 1 (0.25%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 174 (43.07%) Microsoft 365
2 173 (42.82%) Azure
3 64 (15.84%) IaaS
4 60 (14.85%) PaaS
5 45 (11.14%) Azure Active Directory
6 35 (8.66%) AWS
7 30 (7.43%) OneDrive
8 18 (4.46%) SaaS
9 15 (3.71%) Slack
10 8 (1.98%) Power Platform
11 6 (1.49%) GCP
11 6 (1.49%) Route 53
12 5 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
14 3 (0.74%) Mimecast
14 3 (0.74%) PowerApps
14 3 (0.74%) Yammer
15 2 (0.50%) GitHub
15 2 (0.50%) Google Workspace
15 2 (0.50%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 53 (13.12%) DNS
2 46 (11.39%) HTTP
3 41 (10.15%) DHCP
4 33 (8.17%) Firewall
5 32 (7.92%) SAN
6 24 (5.94%) VoIP
7 21 (5.20%) NetScaler
7 21 (5.20%) WAN
8 20 (4.95%) LAN
8 20 (4.95%) TCP/IP
9 15 (3.71%) Unified Communications
10 14 (3.47%) Wireless
11 13 (3.22%) VPN
12 11 (2.72%) Wi-Fi
13 9 (2.23%) MPLS
13 9 (2.23%) Network Security
14 8 (1.98%) Remote Desktop
14 8 (1.98%) SD-WAN
14 8 (1.98%) WebEx
15 7 (1.73%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (35.40%) SQL Server
2 49 (12.13%) NoSQL
3 8 (1.98%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (1.49%) Data Lake
4 6 (1.49%) Power BI
5 5 (1.24%) Big Data
6 4 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.74%) Redis
7 3 (0.74%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.50%) MySQL
8 2 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2019
9 1 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.25%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.25%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.25%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 44 (10.89%) Git (software)
2 43 (10.64%) Selenium
3 37 (9.16%) WebDriver
4 36 (8.91%) Octopus Deploy
4 36 (8.91%) TeamCity
5 16 (3.96%) Cucumber
6 13 (3.22%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (2.48%) SpecFlow
8 6 (1.49%) SoapUI
9 4 (0.99%) JIRA
10 3 (0.74%) InstallShield
10 3 (0.74%) MSI
11 2 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
12 1 (0.25%) Postman
12 1 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
12 1 (0.25%) Subversion
General
1 49 (12.13%) Finance
2 23 (5.69%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.47%) Public Sector
4 11 (2.72%) Marketing
5 9 (2.23%) Military
6 8 (1.98%) Electronics
6 8 (1.98%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.73%) Banking
8 6 (1.49%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.99%) Law
10 3 (0.74%) Legal
10 3 (0.74%) Local Government
11 2 (0.50%) Housing Association
11 2 (0.50%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.50%) Publishing
11 2 (0.50%) Retail
12 1 (0.25%) Automotive
12 1 (0.25%) Front Office
12 1 (0.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 82 (20.30%) Developer
2 73 (18.07%) Analyst
3 48 (11.88%) .NET Developer
4 39 (9.65%) Architect
5 37 (9.16%) QA Analyst
5 37 (9.16%) QA Test Analyst
5 37 (9.16%) Test Analyst
6 36 (8.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 36 (8.91%) Support Engineer
7 30 (7.43%) Senior Developer
8 29 (7.18%) Principal Developer
9 28 (6.93%) Solutions Architect
10 27 (6.68%) Consultant
10 27 (6.68%) QA Engineer
11 22 (5.45%) Automation Test Analyst
11 22 (5.45%) QA Automation Analyst
12 20 (4.95%) Lead Developer
13 19 (4.70%) Lead .NET Developer
14 18 (4.46%) Senior .NET Developer
14 18 (4.46%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (25.25%) .NET
2 68 (16.83%) ASP.NET
2 68 (16.83%) ASP.NET MVC
3 64 (15.84%) React
4 61 (15.10%) ASP.NET Core
4 61 (15.10%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 54 (13.37%) .NET Core
6 44 (10.89%) .NET Framework
7 29 (7.18%) Blazor
8 27 (6.68%) Gherkin
8 27 (6.68%) HTML
9 24 (5.94%) CSS
10 21 (5.20%) jQuery
11 15 (3.71%) AngularJS
12 14 (3.47%) Redux
13 13 (3.22%) Entity Framework
13 13 (3.22%) OAuth
13 13 (3.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 12 (2.97%) ASP.NET Web API
14 12 (2.97%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.67%) User Experience
2 29 (7.18%) Data Centre
3 22 (5.45%) Public Cloud
4 18 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (4.21%) Management Information System
6 11 (2.72%) Clustering
7 10 (2.48%) Greenfield Project
7 10 (2.48%) Replication
8 8 (1.98%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (1.73%) iPhone
10 6 (1.49%) iPad
10 6 (1.49%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.24%) Driving Licence
11 5 (1.24%) Microsoft Licensing
12 4 (0.99%) Blackberry
13 3 (0.74%) Self-Motivation
13 3 (0.74%) Smartphone
14 2 (0.50%) BYOD
14 2 (0.50%) NHS
14 2 (0.50%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 150 (37.13%) Windows
2 72 (17.82%) Windows Server
3 51 (12.62%) Windows 10
4 38 (9.41%) Linux
5 37 (9.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (8.42%) Windows Server 2016
7 28 (6.93%) Android
8 27 (6.68%) Windows Server 2008
9 21 (5.20%) Windows 7
10 20 (4.95%) Mac OS X
11 12 (2.97%) Windows Server 2019
12 6 (1.49%) Apple iOS
12 6 (1.49%) Unix
13 3 (0.74%) CentOS
13 3 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.25%) Solaris
15 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (23.02%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (20.05%) ITIL
3 70 (17.33%) MVC
4 54 (13.37%) Problem-Solving
5 50 (12.38%) Test Automation
6 48 (11.88%) Scrum
7 47 (11.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 43 (10.64%) OWASP
9 42 (10.40%) Mentoring
10 38 (9.41%) BDD
10 38 (9.41%) Service Management
11 37 (9.16%) Migration
12 35 (8.66%) TDD
13 33 (8.17%) QA Automation
14 30 (7.43%) DevOps
15 29 (7.18%) Root Cause Analysis
16 28 (6.93%) Change Management
17 27 (6.68%) Line Management
18 23 (5.69%) Incident Management
19 21 (5.20%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 94 (23.27%) C#
2 62 (15.35%) TypeScript
3 51 (12.62%) PowerShell
4 48 (11.88%) SQL
5 46 (11.39%) JavaScript
6 22 (5.45%) Python
7 7 (1.73%) F#
8 6 (1.49%) VBScript
9 5 (1.24%) R
10 4 (0.99%) Tcl
11 3 (0.74%) C
11 3 (0.74%) Java
11 3 (0.74%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.74%) VB
12 2 (0.50%) ES6
12 2 (0.50%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.50%) Ruby
13 1 (0.25%) AWK
13 1 (0.25%) C++
13 1 (0.25%) sed
Qualifications
1 31 (7.67%) Security Cleared
2 28 (6.93%) Degree
3 24 (5.94%) SC Cleared
4 22 (5.45%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (4.21%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (3.47%) CCNP
7 10 (2.48%) CCNA
8 8 (1.98%) MCSA
8 8 (1.98%) MCSE
9 7 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (1.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 7 (1.73%) MCP
10 6 (1.49%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.99%) Network+ Certification
11 4 (0.99%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.99%) PMP
12 3 (0.74%) A+ Certification
12 3 (0.74%) CCA
12 3 (0.74%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (12.13%) QA
2 29 (7.18%) SLA
3 15 (3.71%) COBIT
3 15 (3.71%) GDPR
4 5 (1.24%) PMO
5 1 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.25%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 163 (40.35%) Active Directory
2 64 (15.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (10.89%) Hyper-V
4 21 (5.20%) vSphere
5 8 (1.98%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (1.73%) XenApp
7 5 (1.24%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.99%) BitLocker
8 4 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.74%) Docker
10 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.25%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.25%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.25%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.25%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 88 (21.78%) SCCM
2 53 (13.12%) Microsoft Intune
3 19 (4.70%) SCOM
4 15 (3.71%) IBM BigFix
4 15 (3.71%) SCVMM
5 9 (2.23%) FortiGate
5 9 (2.23%) Nagios
6 8 (1.98%) Ansible
6 8 (1.98%) Microsoft Clustering
7 7 (1.73%) Failover Clustering
8 6 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (1.49%) Puppet
9 5 (1.24%) AirWatch
9 5 (1.24%) ServiceCenter
9 5 (1.24%) vCenter Server
10 4 (0.99%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 3 (0.74%) Kubernetes
11 3 (0.74%) NetBackup
12 2 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
12 2 (0.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 223 (55.20%) Microsoft
2 79 (19.55%) VMware
3 43 (10.64%) Citrix
4 34 (8.42%) Cisco
5 25 (6.19%) ServiceNow
6 21 (5.20%) IBM
7 20 (4.95%) Ivanti
8 19 (4.70%) Apple
8 19 (4.70%) Dell
9 17 (4.21%) Salesforce.com
10 15 (3.71%) Sophos
11 14 (3.47%) Veeam
12 13 (3.22%) SAP
13 11 (2.72%) CommVault
13 11 (2.72%) SolarWinds
14 10 (2.48%) Avaya
15 9 (2.23%) HP
15 9 (2.23%) Palo Alto
16 8 (1.98%) NetApp
17 7 (1.73%) Hitachi