Period
to 17 September 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 17 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype
UK > England
6 months to
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 676 228 355
Rank change year-on-year -448 +127 +92
Permanent jobs citing Skype 302 722 1,202
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.28% 1.54% 0.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.15% 9.81% 5.79%
Number of salaries quoted 193 650 959
10th Percentile £26,550 £31,250 £25,000
25th Percentile £32,000 £42,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £55,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -18.18% +22.22% -
75th Percentile £60,000 £67,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £72,250 £73,875 £77,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £53,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -11.21% +18.89% -

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 14,036 7,357 20,743
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.11% 15.67% 15.82%
Number of salaries quoted 9,739 5,996 16,020
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,000 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +14.13% -3.16%
75th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £82,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -0.99% +12.22% -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 17 September 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 17 September 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
London -321 100 £55,000 -8.33% 15
North of England -149 71 £42,500 -22.73% 16
South East -296 61 £60,000 +9.09% 7
North West -138 33 £42,500 -29.17% 9
Midlands -123 32 £35,000 -17.65% 11
Yorkshire -97 29 £36,500 -8.18% 3
South West -115 25 £42,500 -5.56% 3
East Midlands -64 18 £28,500 -36.67% 3
West Midlands -99 14 £35,000 -8.50% 8
East of England -106 13 £33,500 -25.56% 5
North East -24 9 £65,000 +96.97% 4
Skype
UK

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 193 (63.91%) Microsoft
2 147 (48.68%) Microsoft 365
3 138 (45.70%) Active Directory
4 131 (43.38%) Windows
5 129 (42.72%) Skype for Business
6 126 (41.72%) Azure
7 95 (31.46%) Social Skills
8 81 (26.82%) Finance
9 78 (25.83%) VMware
10 77 (25.50%) SCCM
11 76 (25.17%) Microsoft Office
12 73 (24.17%) VMware Infrastructure
13 71 (23.51%) JavaScript
14 67 (22.19%) Problem-Solving
15 64 (21.19%) SharePoint
16 63 (20.86%) TypeScript
17 62 (20.53%) Windows Server
18 60 (19.87%) ITIL
19 54 (17.88%) Agile Software Development
19 54 (17.88%) React
20 50 (16.56%) Windows 10
20 50 (16.56%) DNS
21 48 (15.89%) SQL
22 47 (15.56%) Citrix
23 46 (15.23%) DHCP
23 46 (15.23%) PowerShell
23 46 (15.23%) Windows 7
24 43 (14.24%) SQL Server
25 42 (13.91%) Cisco
25 42 (13.91%) Degree

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
1 129 (42.72%) Skype for Business
2 64 (21.19%) SharePoint
3 41 (13.58%) MS Exchange
4 17 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2013
5 15 (4.97%) SharePoint 2013
6 10 (3.31%) NServiceBus
7 7 (2.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (1.99%) CMS
9 5 (1.66%) IIS
10 4 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.99%) EPiServer
11 3 (0.99%) Sitecore CMS
11 3 (0.99%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.33%) Confluence
12 1 (0.33%) nginx
12 1 (0.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 76 (25.17%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (9.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (7.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.99%) Siemens NX
4 6 (1.99%) Solid Edge
5 1 (0.33%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.33%) Open Workbench
5 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (1.99%) Teamcenter
2 3 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 147 (48.68%) Microsoft 365
2 126 (41.72%) Azure
3 33 (10.93%) OneDrive
4 24 (7.95%) IaaS
5 19 (6.29%) PaaS
6 18 (5.96%) Azure Active Directory
7 16 (5.30%) BlazeMeter
7 16 (5.30%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (4.64%) AWS
8 14 (4.64%) Yammer
9 10 (3.31%) Azure Storage
10 8 (2.65%) SaaS
11 6 (1.99%) Power Platform
12 5 (1.66%) Dynamics 365
12 5 (1.66%) Power Automate
13 4 (1.32%) PowerApps
14 3 (0.99%) npm
14 3 (0.99%) Slack
14 3 (0.99%) Trello
15 2 (0.66%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 50 (16.56%) DNS
2 46 (15.23%) DHCP
3 34 (11.26%) VPN
4 29 (9.60%) Firewall
5 26 (8.61%) SAN
5 26 (8.61%) Wireless
6 21 (6.95%) Unified Communications
7 20 (6.62%) TCP/IP
8 15 (4.97%) VoIP
9 13 (4.30%) LAN
9 13 (4.30%) Remote Desktop
9 13 (4.30%) WAN
10 11 (3.64%) MPLS
11 10 (3.31%) HTTP
11 10 (3.31%) WebEx
12 9 (2.98%) Internet
13 7 (2.32%) NAS
13 7 (2.32%) NetScaler
13 7 (2.32%) VSAN
14 5 (1.66%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (14.24%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.64%) Amazon RDS
3 10 (3.31%) NoSQL
3 10 (3.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (2.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.66%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (1.66%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.66%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (1.66%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.99%) Power BI
8 2 (0.66%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.66%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.33%) Big Data
9 1 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.33%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.33%) SSDT
9 1 (0.33%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 16 (5.30%) JMeter
2 13 (4.30%) Git (software)
2 13 (4.30%) Octopus Deploy
2 13 (4.30%) TeamCity
3 11 (3.64%) JIRA
4 6 (1.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (0.99%) Babel
5 3 (0.99%) gulp
5 3 (0.99%) webpack
6 1 (0.33%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.33%) Postman
6 1 (0.33%) Selenium
6 1 (0.33%) Serenity BDD
6 1 (0.33%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.33%) Visual Composer
6 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 95 (31.46%) Social Skills
2 81 (26.82%) Finance
3 38 (12.58%) Retail
4 37 (12.25%) Retail Finance
5 24 (7.95%) Law
6 20 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (5.63%) Banking
7 17 (5.63%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 16 (5.30%) Public Sector
9 14 (4.64%) Telecoms
10 10 (3.31%) Back Office
11 9 (2.98%) Manufacturing
12 7 (2.32%) Investment Banking
13 6 (1.99%) Documentation Skills
13 6 (1.99%) Legal
13 6 (1.99%) Marketing
13 6 (1.99%) Presentation Skills
14 5 (1.66%) Games
15 4 (1.32%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.99%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 28 (9.27%) Analyst
2 26 (8.61%) Support Engineer
3 25 (8.28%) Desktop Support
4 23 (7.62%) Consultant
5 21 (6.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 19 (6.29%) Developer
7 18 (5.96%) Architect
8 17 (5.63%) QA Engineer
8 17 (5.63%) Support Specialist
9 16 (5.30%) Desktop Specialist
9 16 (5.30%) Desktop Support Specialist
9 16 (5.30%) Performance Engineer
9 16 (5.30%) QA Leader
9 16 (5.30%) Senior Performance Engineer
9 16 (5.30%) Senior QA Engineer
10 13 (4.30%) Service Analyst
10 13 (4.30%) Service Desk Analyst
10 13 (4.30%) Support Analyst
11 11 (3.64%) IT Support
11 11 (3.64%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (17.88%) React
2 28 (9.27%) Web Services
3 22 (7.28%) .NET
4 13 (4.30%) .NET Framework
5 12 (3.97%) GraphQL
5 12 (3.97%) Next.js
5 12 (3.97%) Node.js
6 10 (3.31%) .NET Core
6 10 (3.31%) ASP.NET
6 10 (3.31%) ASP.NET Core
6 10 (3.31%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (3.31%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 10 (3.31%) Blazor
6 10 (3.31%) OAuth
7 9 (2.98%) AngularJS
7 9 (2.98%) CSS
7 9 (2.98%) HTML
8 4 (1.32%) CSS3
8 4 (1.32%) Sass
8 4 (1.32%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.28%) Data Centre
2 24 (7.95%) Video Conferencing
3 22 (7.28%) Enterprise Software
4 20 (6.62%) Self-Motivation
5 17 (5.63%) Client/Server
6 12 (3.97%) Replication
7 11 (3.64%) Management Information System
8 10 (3.31%) User Experience
9 9 (2.98%) Blackberry
9 9 (2.98%) iPad
10 8 (2.65%) iPhone
11 6 (1.99%) CCTV
12 5 (1.66%) Driving Licence
12 5 (1.66%) Fat Client
12 5 (1.66%) PKI
12 5 (1.66%) Thin Client
13 4 (1.32%) Clustering
13 4 (1.32%) Device Driver
13 4 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
13 4 (1.32%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 131 (43.38%) Windows
2 62 (20.53%) Windows Server
3 50 (16.56%) Windows 10
4 46 (15.23%) Windows 7
5 41 (13.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (9.27%) Windows Server 2016
7 21 (6.95%) Windows 8
7 21 (6.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (6.29%) Android
9 18 (5.96%) Windows Server 2019
10 17 (5.63%) Linux
11 5 (1.66%) Mac OS X
12 4 (1.32%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.66%) CentOS
14 2 (0.66%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.33%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (22.19%) Problem-Solving
2 60 (19.87%) ITIL
3 54 (17.88%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (12.58%) Fintech
5 37 (12.25%) Migration
5 37 (12.25%) Refactoring
5 37 (12.25%) Service Delivery
6 31 (10.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 28 (9.27%) Service Management
8 26 (8.61%) Full Stack Development
9 25 (8.28%) Asset Management
10 22 (7.28%) DNA
10 22 (7.28%) Project Management
11 21 (6.95%) Mentoring
12 20 (6.62%) ITSM
13 17 (5.63%) Test Strategy
14 16 (5.30%) Change Management
14 16 (5.30%) Performance Testing
14 16 (5.30%) Presales
14 16 (5.30%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 71 (23.51%) JavaScript
2 63 (20.86%) TypeScript
3 48 (15.89%) SQL
4 46 (15.23%) PowerShell
5 38 (12.58%) PHP
6 37 (12.25%) Go
7 19 (6.29%) C#
8 9 (2.98%) VBScript
9 8 (2.65%) C
10 5 (1.66%) VB
11 4 (1.32%) ES6
12 3 (0.99%) Python
13 2 (0.66%) Java
14 1 (0.33%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.33%) R
14 1 (0.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 42 (13.91%) Degree
2 16 (5.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (5.30%) Security Cleared
3 14 (4.64%) ITIL Certification
4 11 (3.64%) A+ Certification
4 11 (3.64%) MCSA
4 11 (3.64%) Network+ Certification
5 9 (2.98%) CCA
5 9 (2.98%) Citrix Certification
6 8 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (2.65%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (1.99%) EMC Certification
7 6 (1.99%) MCP
7 6 (1.99%) MCSE
8 5 (1.66%) CCNP
8 5 (1.66%) DV Cleared
8 5 (1.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (1.32%) CCNA
9 4 (1.32%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (10.60%) SLA
2 19 (6.29%) QA
3 9 (2.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.99%) GDPR
5 5 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 5 (1.66%) PMO
6 4 (1.32%) COBIT
7 3 (0.99%) Accessibility
8 2 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.66%) ITGC
8 2 (0.66%) NIST
8 2 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.33%) P3O
System Software
1 138 (45.70%) Active Directory
2 73 (24.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (13.58%) Hyper-V
4 22 (7.28%) vSphere
5 21 (6.95%) XenDesktop
6 17 (5.63%) XenApp
7 12 (3.97%) Docker
8 8 (2.65%) Virtual Desktop
9 7 (2.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (1.32%) BitLocker
10 4 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.99%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.33%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 77 (25.50%) SCCM
2 33 (10.93%) Microsoft Intune
3 25 (8.28%) Kubernetes
4 24 (7.95%) SCOM
5 16 (5.30%) Grafana
6 12 (3.97%) SCVMM
7 11 (3.64%) FortiGate
8 10 (3.31%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 7 (2.32%) McAfee ePO
9 7 (2.32%) NetBackup
9 7 (2.32%) OfficeScan
9 7 (2.32%) ServiceCenter
9 7 (2.32%) Trend Micro Deep Security
10 5 (1.66%) Cisco CUCM
10 5 (1.66%) Single Sign-On
10 5 (1.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 4 (1.32%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (1.32%) vCenter Server
11 4 (1.32%) WSUS
12 2 (0.66%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 193 (63.91%) Microsoft
2 78 (25.83%) VMware
3 47 (15.56%) Citrix
4 42 (13.91%) Cisco
5 37 (12.25%) WorldPay
6 26 (8.61%) Dell
6 26 (8.61%) HP
7 19 (6.29%) NetApp
8 16 (5.30%) SAP
8 16 (5.30%) Sophos
9 14 (4.64%) Veeam
10 11 (3.64%) CommVault
10 11 (3.64%) EMC
11 10 (3.31%) Apple
12 9 (2.98%) Huawei
13 8 (2.65%) IBM
13 8 (2.65%) Mitel
13 8 (2.65%) Polycom
14 7 (2.32%) Altiris
14 7 (2.32%) Veritas