Period
to 22 October 2019

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 22 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype
UK > England
6 months to
22 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 350 439 394
Rank change year-on-year +89 -45 +228
Permanent jobs citing Skype 1,120 1,062 1,336
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.89% 0.69% 0.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.66% 4.63% 5.10%
Number of salaries quoted 920 881 1,018
England median annual salary £45,000 £46,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.17% -3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £46,750 £47,500
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +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 19,794 22,961 26,172
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.65% 14.95% 16.00%
Number of salaries quoted 15,366 18,276 21,415
England median annual salary £46,809 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.45% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £45,750 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.68% +5.56% -

Skype
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype in England

Skype
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Skype in England.

Salary trend for Skype in England

Skype
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Skype in England over the 6 months to 22 October 2019.

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 22 October 2019. 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 +110 549 £50,000 -5.66% 69
South East +29 179 £50,750 +1.50% 30
North of England +44 161 £44,721 +37.60% 28
South West +48 93 £42,500 +19.08% 29
North West +36 88 £41,589 +27.96% 16
Midlands +29 68 £36,250 -19.44% 18
East of England +54 65 £39,000 -4.99% 11
Yorkshire +15 51 £44,721 +31.53% 6
West Midlands +27 49 £34,500 -23.33% 13
North East +31 22 £55,000 +46.67% 6
East Midlands +17 19 £37,500 -14.77% 5
Skype
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 2019, 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.

1 832 (74.29%) Skype for Business
2 753 (67.23%) Office 365
3 691 (61.70%) Microsoft
4 618 (55.18%) Windows
5 590 (52.68%) Active Directory
6 476 (42.50%) Azure
7 290 (25.89%) VMware
8 285 (25.45%) ITIL
9 284 (25.36%) Windows Server
10 276 (24.64%) SCCM
11 270 (24.11%) Windows 10
12 262 (23.39%) Microsoft Office
13 261 (23.30%) SharePoint
14 244 (21.79%) Citrix
15 227 (20.27%) PowerShell
16 224 (20.00%) Cisco
17 223 (19.91%) MS Exchange
18 216 (19.29%) DNS
19 212 (18.93%) DHCP
20 194 (17.32%) WAN
21 192 (17.14%) Hyper-V
21 192 (17.14%) OneDrive
22 183 (16.34%) LAN
23 173 (15.45%) VMware Infrastructure
24 169 (15.09%) Firewall
25 158 (14.11%) Windows 7
26 153 (13.66%) VPN
27 152 (13.57%) Microsoft Certification
28 149 (13.30%) Microsoft Intune
29 147 (13.13%) AWS

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
1 832 (74.29%) Skype for Business
2 261 (23.30%) SharePoint
3 223 (19.91%) MS Exchange
4 74 (6.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 73 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2013
6 33 (2.95%) Confluence
6 33 (2.95%) IIS
7 18 (1.61%) CMS
8 12 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
9 10 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
10 9 (0.80%) IBM Notes
11 7 (0.63%) IBM Domino
11 7 (0.63%) WordPress
12 5 (0.45%) Drupal
13 4 (0.36%) Alfresco
13 4 (0.36%) Apache Solr
13 4 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
14 3 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 2 (0.18%) nginx
15 2 (0.18%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 262 (23.39%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (3.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 37 (3.30%) Microsoft Excel
4 16 (1.43%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.27%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.27%) Adobe Captivate
6 3 (0.27%) Camtasia
6 3 (0.27%) Snagit
7 2 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.18%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.18%) InVision
7 2 (0.18%) Sketch
8 1 (0.089%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.089%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 9 (0.80%) Elite 3E
2 5 (0.45%) Carpe Diem
2 5 (0.45%) Magento
2 5 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.36%) Eikon
4 3 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.18%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.089%) Eze OMS
6 1 (0.089%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.089%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 753 (67.23%) Office 365
2 476 (42.50%) Azure
3 192 (17.14%) OneDrive
4 147 (13.13%) AWS
5 122 (10.89%) Azure Active Directory
6 57 (5.09%) Mimecast
7 48 (4.29%) IaaS
8 43 (3.84%) PaaS
9 36 (3.21%) SaaS
10 30 (2.68%) Azure Stack
11 26 (2.32%) Yammer
12 17 (1.52%) OpenShift
12 17 (1.52%) Slack
13 16 (1.43%) GCP
14 12 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
15 10 (0.89%) GitHub
16 8 (0.71%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 6 (0.54%) Power Platform
18 4 (0.36%) PowerApps
18 4 (0.36%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 216 (19.29%) DNS
2 212 (18.93%) DHCP
3 194 (17.32%) WAN
4 183 (16.34%) LAN
5 169 (15.09%) Firewall
6 153 (13.66%) VPN
7 138 (12.32%) TCP/IP
8 107 (9.55%) Unified Communications
9 91 (8.13%) VoIP
10 85 (7.59%) Network Security
11 80 (7.14%) MPLS
12 74 (6.61%) NetScaler
13 72 (6.43%) Wireless
14 70 (6.25%) Internet
15 69 (6.16%) Intranet
16 61 (5.45%) SAN
17 54 (4.82%) WLAN
18 47 (4.20%) Remote Desktop
19 40 (3.57%) PBX
20 38 (3.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (12.05%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
3 7 (0.63%) SQL Server 2016
4 6 (0.54%) MySQL
4 6 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.18%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.18%) InterBase
6 2 (0.18%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.18%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.18%) Power BI
6 2 (0.18%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.089%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.089%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.089%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.089%) GIS
7 1 (0.089%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.089%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.089%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 54 (4.82%) JIRA
2 32 (2.86%) Visual Studio
3 25 (2.23%) TestRail
3 25 (2.23%) Zephyr
4 13 (1.16%) Git (software)
5 11 (0.98%) Jenkins
6 9 (0.80%) Selenium
7 5 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 4 (0.36%) MSI
8 4 (0.36%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (0.36%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.27%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.18%) JUnit
10 2 (0.18%) Maven
10 2 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.089%) Axure RP
11 1 (0.089%) Hudson
General
1 147 (13.13%) Finance
2 62 (5.54%) Telecoms
3 53 (4.73%) Public Sector
4 51 (4.55%) Law
5 45 (4.02%) Manufacturing
6 39 (3.48%) Marketing
7 27 (2.41%) Electronics
8 24 (2.14%) Legal
9 18 (1.61%) Banking
10 17 (1.52%) Back Office
11 15 (1.34%) Retail
12 6 (0.54%) Billing
12 6 (0.54%) Games
13 5 (0.45%) Advertising
13 5 (0.45%) French Language
13 5 (0.45%) German Language
13 5 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.36%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.36%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.18%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 199 (17.77%) Analyst
2 144 (12.86%) Consultant
3 129 (11.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 119 (10.63%) Support Engineer
5 101 (9.02%) Support Analyst
6 94 (8.39%) IT Support
7 66 (5.89%) Desktop Support
8 62 (5.54%) IT Analyst
9 57 (5.09%) 2nd Line Support
10 48 (4.29%) Architect
11 47 (4.20%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 45 (4.02%) Network Consultant
12 45 (4.02%) Technical Consultant
13 44 (3.93%) IT Support Analyst
14 43 (3.84%) Technical Support
15 42 (3.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 42 (3.75%) IT Engineer
16 41 (3.66%) Desktop Engineer
17 39 (3.48%) Desktop Support Engineer
18 37 (3.30%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (1.61%) .NET
2 17 (1.52%) HTML
3 13 (1.16%) Ruby on Rails
4 12 (1.07%) LDAP
4 12 (1.07%) Vue.js
5 11 (0.98%) CSS
5 11 (0.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 10 (0.89%) .NET Core
6 10 (0.89%) RESTful
7 9 (0.80%) AngularJS
7 9 (0.80%) ASP.NET
7 9 (0.80%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (0.80%) jQuery
7 9 (0.80%) JSON
7 9 (0.80%) SAML
8 8 (0.71%) React
9 7 (0.63%) HTML5
9 7 (0.63%) MAPI
9 7 (0.63%) REST
10 6 (0.54%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 117 (10.45%) Video Conferencing
2 100 (8.93%) Data Centre
3 69 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
4 64 (5.71%) Self-Motivation
5 51 (4.55%) Management Information System
6 49 (4.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 40 (3.57%) Smartphone
8 38 (3.39%) User Experience
9 31 (2.77%) iPad
10 29 (2.59%) Blackberry
10 29 (2.59%) iPhone
11 18 (1.61%) Mobile Computing
12 15 (1.34%) Hybrid Cloud
12 15 (1.34%) PKI
12 15 (1.34%) Public Cloud
13 14 (1.25%) Social Media
14 13 (1.16%) BYOD
15 11 (0.98%) CMDB
15 11 (0.98%) e-Learning
16 10 (0.89%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 618 (55.18%) Windows
2 284 (25.36%) Windows Server
3 270 (24.11%) Windows 10
4 158 (14.11%) Windows 7
5 146 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 119 (10.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 78 (6.96%) Android
8 71 (6.34%) Linux
9 64 (5.71%) Apple iOS
10 51 (4.55%) Windows 8
11 50 (4.46%) Windows Server 2003
12 35 (3.13%) Mac OS
13 34 (3.04%) Unix
14 16 (1.43%) Mac OS X
15 10 (0.89%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
17 2 (0.18%) VMS
17 2 (0.18%) Windows Embedded Compact
17 2 (0.18%) Windows XP
18 1 (0.089%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 285 (25.45%) ITIL
2 147 (13.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 147 (13.13%) Service Management
3 143 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
4 113 (10.09%) Problem-Solving
5 110 (9.82%) Migration
6 104 (9.29%) Change Management
7 98 (8.75%) Mentoring
8 78 (6.96%) Project Management
9 72 (6.43%) Service Delivery
10 64 (5.71%) Incident Management
11 63 (5.63%) Coaching
11 63 (5.63%) Presales
12 59 (5.27%) PRINCE2
13 58 (5.18%) Business Development
13 58 (5.18%) ITSM
14 53 (4.73%) Mobile Device Management
15 52 (4.64%) CRM
15 52 (4.64%) Network Design
15 52 (4.64%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 227 (20.27%) PowerShell
2 120 (10.71%) SQL
3 52 (4.64%) Python
4 49 (4.38%) JavaScript
5 45 (4.02%) PHP
6 16 (1.43%) C#
6 16 (1.43%) Ruby
7 14 (1.25%) Bash Shell
8 8 (0.71%) C
8 8 (0.71%) Java
9 5 (0.45%) VB
9 5 (0.45%) VBScript
10 4 (0.36%) Perl
10 4 (0.36%) TypeScript
11 3 (0.27%) Java 8
11 3 (0.27%) PHP 7
12 2 (0.18%) Delphi
12 2 (0.18%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 2 (0.18%) Go
12 2 (0.18%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 152 (13.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 120 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
3 119 (10.63%) Degree
4 109 (9.73%) CCNA
5 105 (9.38%) MCSE
6 74 (6.61%) CCNP
7 64 (5.71%) Security Cleared
8 58 (5.18%) MCP
9 49 (4.38%) MCSA
10 36 (3.21%) Citrix Certification
11 29 (2.59%) CCA
12 22 (1.96%) DV Cleared
12 22 (1.96%) MCITP
13 21 (1.88%) SC Cleared
14 20 (1.79%) A+ Certification
14 20 (1.79%) RHCE
15 18 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
16 16 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
16 16 (1.43%) MCDST
17 11 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (8.57%) SLA
2 32 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 25 (2.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.89%) PMO
4 10 (0.89%) QA
5 8 (0.71%) GDPR
5 8 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 6 (0.54%) Actionable Recommendations
7 5 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.18%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.089%) BS7799
10 1 (0.089%) GxP
System Software
1 590 (52.68%) Active Directory
2 192 (17.14%) Hyper-V
3 173 (15.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 145 (12.95%) XenApp
5 94 (8.39%) XenDesktop
6 40 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
6 40 (3.57%) vSphere
7 29 (2.59%) Docker
8 27 (2.41%) VMware ESXi
9 23 (2.05%) BitLocker
10 18 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
11 10 (0.89%) Firmware
12 7 (0.63%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 7 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
13 6 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
14 5 (0.45%) vCloud
14 5 (0.45%) VMware NSX
15 4 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
16 2 (0.18%) iptables
16 2 (0.18%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 276 (24.64%) SCCM
2 149 (13.30%) Microsoft Intune
3 46 (4.11%) SCOM
4 37 (3.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 35 (3.13%) Kubernetes
6 32 (2.86%) SCOrch
7 27 (2.41%) Terraform
8 26 (2.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 25 (2.23%) Single Sign-On
9 25 (2.23%) WSUS
10 19 (1.70%) Cisco CUCM
11 18 (1.61%) Norton AntiVirus
12 17 (1.52%) AirWatch
13 14 (1.25%) Backup Exec
14 12 (1.07%) Nessus
15 11 (0.98%) FortiGate
16 10 (0.89%) Puppet
17 9 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
17 9 (0.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
18 7 (0.63%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 691 (61.70%) Microsoft
2 290 (25.89%) VMware
3 244 (21.79%) Citrix
4 224 (20.00%) Cisco
5 82 (7.32%) Apple
6 68 (6.07%) HP
7 53 (4.73%) Dell
8 52 (4.64%) Polycom
9 48 (4.29%) Symantec
10 47 (4.20%) CommVault
11 44 (3.93%) Ivanti
12 41 (3.66%) Mitel
13 37 (3.30%) Avaya
14 32 (2.86%) Veeam
15 31 (2.77%) Splunk
16 30 (2.68%) Atlassian
17 25 (2.23%) SAP
17 25 (2.23%) ServiceNow
18 24 (2.14%) Sophos
19 22 (1.96%) CheckPoint