Period
to 7 August 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 7 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype
UK > England
6 months to
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 252 354 464
Rank change year-on-year +102 +110 -34
Permanent jobs citing Skype 740 1,206 1,065
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.23% 0.91% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.98% 5.78% 4.39%
Number of salaries quoted 698 999 956
Median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £69,375
UK median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% +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 9,275 20,870 24,283
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.47% 15.79% 15.18%
Number of salaries quoted 7,316 15,788 19,312
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.26% +4.44%

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 7 August 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 7 August 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
South East +198 264 £50,000 -4.76% 22
London +33 262 £60,000 +20.00% 25
North of England +102 110 £55,000 +44.74% 12
North West +102 79 £57,500 +51.32% 4
South West +53 50 £46,250 +3.93% 14
Midlands +43 31 £46,000 +8.24% 12
Yorkshire +98 28 £42,000 +23.53% 6
West Midlands +45 23 £47,000 +22.88% 8
East of England +72 20 £44,000 +17.33% 5
East Midlands +56 8 £45,000 -5.26% 4
North East +2 3 £33,000 -26.21% 2
Skype
UK

For the 6 months to 7 August 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.

1 344 (46.49%) Microsoft
2 275 (37.16%) Azure
3 267 (36.08%) Skype for Business
4 240 (32.43%) Office 365
5 202 (27.30%) Windows
6 180 (24.32%) Active Directory
7 145 (19.59%) Finance
8 142 (19.19%) SQL Server
9 141 (19.05%) .NET
10 138 (18.65%) Agile Software Development
11 123 (16.62%) ITIL
12 117 (15.81%) SharePoint
13 115 (15.54%) SQL
13 115 (15.54%) C#
14 114 (15.41%) Cisco
14 114 (15.41%) Problem-Solving
15 106 (14.32%) VMware
16 96 (12.97%) Windows Server
17 93 (12.57%) Microsoft Office
18 92 (12.43%) Firewall
19 89 (12.03%) VMware Infrastructure
20 88 (11.89%) AWS
21 86 (11.62%) PowerShell
22 84 (11.35%) SCCM
23 83 (11.22%) IaaS
24 82 (11.08%) JavaScript
24 82 (11.08%) WAN
25 79 (10.68%) Hyper-V
26 77 (10.41%) PaaS
27 75 (10.14%) Windows 10

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
1 267 (36.08%) Skype for Business
2 117 (15.81%) SharePoint
3 50 (6.76%) MS Exchange
4 21 (2.84%) CMS
4 21 (2.84%) NServiceBus
5 20 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
6 19 (2.57%) IIS
7 11 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (1.22%) Confluence
9 7 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.68%) Apache
10 5 (0.68%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.54%) Umbraco
12 3 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.27%) Oracle Spatial
14 1 (0.14%) Apache Spark
14 1 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
14 1 (0.14%) Mule
14 1 (0.14%) Office Communications Server
14 1 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 93 (12.57%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (3.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (2.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (1.62%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.41%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.27%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.14%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (0.41%) Elite 3E
2 2 (0.27%) Eikon
2 2 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.27%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.14%) Carpe Diem
3 1 (0.14%) OpenCart
3 1 (0.14%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.14%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.14%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 275 (37.16%) Azure
2 240 (32.43%) Office 365
3 88 (11.89%) AWS
4 83 (11.22%) IaaS
5 77 (10.41%) PaaS
6 57 (7.70%) Azure Active Directory
7 42 (5.68%) OneDrive
8 41 (5.54%) SaaS
9 30 (4.05%) GCP
10 19 (2.57%) Power Platform
11 14 (1.89%) Slack
12 13 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
13 12 (1.62%) Mimecast
13 12 (1.62%) Route 53
14 8 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
15 7 (0.95%) PowerApps
16 5 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
17 4 (0.54%) GitHub
18 3 (0.41%) Amazon Kinesis
18 3 (0.41%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 92 (12.43%) Firewall
2 82 (11.08%) WAN
3 68 (9.19%) LAN
4 67 (9.05%) Unified Communications
5 65 (8.78%) VPN
6 55 (7.43%) DNS
7 47 (6.35%) DHCP
8 40 (5.41%) Wi-Fi
9 31 (4.19%) SAN
10 29 (3.92%) Wireless
11 28 (3.78%) Internet
12 27 (3.65%) VoIP
12 27 (3.65%) WebEx
13 23 (3.11%) MPLS
13 23 (3.11%) Network Security
14 22 (2.97%) HTTP
15 18 (2.43%) NetScaler
16 17 (2.30%) TCP/IP
17 15 (2.03%) BGP
17 15 (2.03%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (19.19%) SQL Server
2 26 (3.51%) NoSQL
3 15 (2.03%) Amazon RDS
3 15 (2.03%) Data Lake
4 14 (1.89%) Big Data
4 14 (1.89%) MySQL
4 14 (1.89%) Power BI
5 8 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (0.68%) MongoDB
7 5 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.54%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.41%) Amazon Aurora
9 3 (0.41%) BigQuery
9 3 (0.41%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.41%) Oracle ODI
10 2 (0.27%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 54 (7.30%) Selenium
2 49 (6.62%) WebDriver
3 38 (5.14%) Git (software)
4 30 (4.05%) SpecFlow
5 26 (3.51%) Octopus Deploy
6 24 (3.24%) Cucumber
7 20 (2.70%) JIRA
7 20 (2.70%) Visual Studio
8 18 (2.43%) Jenkins
9 12 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (1.49%) TeamCity
11 10 (1.35%) JUnit
12 8 (1.08%) Maven
13 7 (0.95%) Mockito
14 5 (0.68%) DbUnit
14 5 (0.68%) jMock
14 5 (0.68%) Postman
14 5 (0.68%) SoapUI
14 5 (0.68%) SonarQube
15 3 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 145 (19.59%) Finance
2 37 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 17 (2.30%) Retail
4 13 (1.76%) Games
4 13 (1.76%) Marketing
4 13 (1.76%) Public Sector
5 12 (1.62%) Back Office
6 11 (1.49%) Legal
7 10 (1.35%) Law
8 8 (1.08%) Electronics
9 7 (0.95%) Japanese Language
10 6 (0.81%) Billing
11 5 (0.68%) Banking
11 5 (0.68%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.54%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.54%) Norwegian Language
13 3 (0.41%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.41%) Local Government
13 3 (0.41%) Military
13 3 (0.41%) Police
Job Titles
1 111 (15.00%) Analyst
2 103 (13.92%) Developer
3 71 (9.59%) Architect
4 49 (6.62%) Test Analyst
5 47 (6.35%) Support Engineer
6 46 (6.22%) .NET Developer
7 38 (5.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 34 (4.59%) Consultant
9 33 (4.46%) Software Engineer
10 28 (3.78%) Automation Test Analyst
11 27 (3.65%) IT Support
11 27 (3.65%) Solutions Architect
12 21 (2.84%) Administrator
13 20 (2.70%) DevOps Engineer
13 20 (2.70%) Infrastructure Architect
13 20 (2.70%) IT Engineer
14 19 (2.57%) Support Analyst
15 18 (2.43%) 2nd Line Support
15 18 (2.43%) Cloud Architect
15 18 (2.43%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (19.05%) .NET
2 74 (10.00%) React
3 66 (8.92%) ASP.NET
4 54 (7.30%) HTML
5 51 (6.89%) ASP.NET MVC
6 46 (6.22%) CSS
7 45 (6.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 37 (5.00%) .NET Core
9 36 (4.86%) ASP.NET Core
10 27 (3.65%) jQuery
11 25 (3.38%) .NET Framework
12 20 (2.70%) AngularJS
12 20 (2.70%) Redux
12 20 (2.70%) Web Services
13 14 (1.89%) Node.js
13 14 (1.89%) Sass
14 12 (1.62%) HTML5
14 12 (1.62%) SOAP
15 11 (1.49%) Entity Framework
15 11 (1.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 57 (7.70%) Video Conferencing
2 47 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (5.14%) Data Centre
4 36 (4.86%) Management Information System
5 27 (3.65%) Public Cloud
6 22 (2.97%) Self-Motivation
7 17 (2.30%) Mobile App
7 17 (2.30%) Private Cloud
8 16 (2.16%) Replication
9 15 (2.03%) Greenfield Project
9 15 (2.03%) Hybrid Cloud
10 14 (1.89%) Clustering
11 10 (1.35%) User Experience
12 7 (0.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 6 (0.81%) Blackberry
13 6 (0.81%) Virtual Team
14 5 (0.68%) iPhone
15 4 (0.54%) Algorithms
15 4 (0.54%) Client/Server
15 4 (0.54%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 202 (27.30%) Windows
2 96 (12.97%) Windows Server
3 75 (10.14%) Windows 10
4 59 (7.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 50 (6.76%) Linux
6 46 (6.22%) Windows Server 2016
7 33 (4.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 30 (4.05%) Windows 7
9 25 (3.38%) Android
10 21 (2.84%) Apple iOS
11 20 (2.70%) Windows Server 2019
12 16 (2.16%) Mac OS X
13 10 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 9 (1.22%) Unix
15 5 (0.68%) CentOS
15 5 (0.68%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.68%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.27%) Debian
16 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
17 1 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (18.65%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (16.62%) ITIL
3 114 (15.41%) Problem-Solving
4 73 (9.86%) Test Automation
5 61 (8.24%) Migration
5 61 (8.24%) TDD
6 60 (8.11%) Scrum
7 59 (7.97%) MVC
8 57 (7.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 48 (6.49%) DevOps
9 48 (6.49%) Mentoring
10 45 (6.08%) Continuous Improvement
11 40 (5.41%) Project Management
12 38 (5.14%) TOGAF
13 37 (5.00%) Change Management
13 37 (5.00%) Customer Requirements
13 37 (5.00%) Software Engineering
14 34 (4.59%) Problem Management
15 33 (4.46%) Computer Science
16 32 (4.32%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 115 (15.54%) C#
1 115 (15.54%) SQL
2 86 (11.62%) PowerShell
3 82 (11.08%) JavaScript
4 70 (9.46%) Python
5 35 (4.73%) C
6 28 (3.78%) TypeScript
7 21 (2.84%) Java
8 15 (2.03%) PHP
8 15 (2.03%) R
9 9 (1.22%) C++
10 7 (0.95%) Bash Shell
11 6 (0.81%) Ruby
12 5 (0.68%) Objective-C
13 4 (0.54%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.54%) VBA
14 3 (0.41%) Go
14 3 (0.41%) Perl
15 2 (0.27%) Apple Swift
15 2 (0.27%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 72 (9.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 57 (7.70%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (7.70%) Degree
3 51 (6.89%) MCSE
4 47 (6.35%) Security Cleared
5 45 (6.08%) CCNA
6 42 (5.68%) SC Cleared
7 28 (3.78%) MCSA
8 21 (2.84%) CCNP
9 19 (2.57%) Computer Science Degree
10 18 (2.43%) TOGAF Certification
11 10 (1.35%) MCP
12 8 (1.08%) DV Cleared
13 7 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
13 7 (0.95%) ISEB
13 7 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.95%) RHCE
14 6 (0.81%) MCITP
15 5 (0.68%) ISTQB
15 5 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (6.35%) QA
2 40 (5.41%) SLA
3 10 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.81%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.54%) ISO 14001
5 4 (0.54%) PMO
6 3 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.27%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.27%) GDPR
7 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.27%) P3O
System Software
1 180 (24.32%) Active Directory
2 89 (12.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 79 (10.68%) Hyper-V
4 22 (2.97%) VMware ESXi
5 19 (2.57%) Virtual Machines
6 18 (2.43%) Docker
6 18 (2.43%) XenApp
7 17 (2.30%) vSphere
8 12 (1.62%) XenDesktop
9 7 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 5 (0.68%) Xen
11 4 (0.54%) Terminal Server
11 4 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.41%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.41%) vCloud
12 3 (0.41%) VMware NSX
12 3 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.27%) Firmware
13 2 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 84 (11.35%) SCCM
2 54 (7.30%) Microsoft Intune
3 18 (2.43%) Ansible
4 17 (2.30%) Cisco CUCM
4 17 (2.30%) WSUS
5 16 (2.16%) Puppet
6 14 (1.89%) Kubernetes
6 14 (1.89%) SCVMM
7 12 (1.62%) Nagios
7 12 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (1.22%) HP Data Protector
8 9 (1.22%) SCOM
8 9 (1.22%) Single Sign-On
9 8 (1.08%) vCenter Server
10 5 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 4 (0.54%) Grafana
11 4 (0.54%) Kibana
11 4 (0.54%) logstash
11 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 4 (0.54%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 344 (46.49%) Microsoft
2 114 (15.41%) Cisco
3 106 (14.32%) VMware
4 55 (7.43%) Citrix
5 34 (4.59%) Polycom
6 29 (3.92%) HP
7 27 (3.65%) Google
8 22 (2.97%) Avaya
9 18 (2.43%) Oracle
9 18 (2.43%) Sophos
10 17 (2.30%) Dell
11 16 (2.16%) Palo Alto
12 15 (2.03%) Red Hat
12 15 (2.03%) Riverbed
12 15 (2.03%) ServiceNow
13 14 (1.89%) Apple
13 14 (1.89%) CheckPoint
14 13 (1.76%) BT
14 13 (1.76%) Veeam
15 12 (1.62%) Juniper