Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 321 354 431
Rank change year-on-year +33 +77 -14
Permanent jobs citing Skype 535 998 974
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.95% 0.86% 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.58% 5.69% 4.54%
Number of salaries quoted 532 923 909
Median annual salary £57,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.78% -5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £33,050 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,375 £77,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +22.22% -5.26% -3.37%

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 8,133 17,534 21,438
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 14.39% 15.12% 15.22%
Number of salaries quoted 6,489 14,167 17,116
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +231 263 £60,000 +33.33% 15
London -51 133 £60,000 +14.29% 16
North of England -30 53 £52,120 -1.76% 15
East of England +82 36 £33,250 -16.88% 3
North West +34 35 £70,000 +76.44% 5
Midlands +71 22 £50,000 +17.65% 10
South West +30 22 £45,000 +5.88% 4
West Midlands +47 17 £50,000 +2.56% 7
Yorkshire +13 16 £31,368 -42.43% 8
East Midlands +56 5 £42,500 +13.33% 3
North East -6 2 £45,000 -18.18% 2
Skype
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 278 (51.96%) Azure
2 247 (46.17%) Microsoft
3 217 (40.56%) SQL Server
4 193 (36.07%) Skype for Business
5 183 (34.21%) Office 365
6 174 (32.52%) Active Directory
7 169 (31.59%) .NET
8 152 (28.41%) Windows
9 150 (28.04%) C#
10 131 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
11 121 (22.62%) IaaS
12 120 (22.43%) ASP.NET
13 115 (21.50%) MVC
14 114 (21.31%) ASP.NET MVC
14 114 (21.31%) PaaS
15 110 (20.56%) React
16 106 (19.81%) TypeScript
17 101 (18.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 101 (18.88%) ASP.NET Core
18 100 (18.69%) ITIL
19 99 (18.50%) .NET Core
20 98 (18.32%) QA
21 95 (17.76%) SCCM
22 93 (17.38%) NoSQL
23 89 (16.64%) SQL
24 87 (16.26%) Test Automation
25 85 (15.89%) Git (software)
26 82 (15.33%) HTTP
27 81 (15.14%) .NET Framework
28 80 (14.95%) NServiceBus

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
1 193 (36.07%) Skype for Business
2 80 (14.95%) NServiceBus
3 74 (13.83%) SharePoint
4 59 (11.03%) MS Exchange
5 11 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (1.12%) Confluence
7 6 (1.12%) Ethereum
7 6 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.56%) IIS
8 3 (0.56%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.56%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.37%) CMS
9 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.19%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 59 (11.03%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (4.11%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.19%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.19%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.19%) Revit
Business Applications
1 6 (1.12%) Quorum
2 2 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.19%) BASE24
3 1 (0.19%) Carpe Diem
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.19%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.19%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (0.19%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 278 (51.96%) Azure
2 183 (34.21%) Office 365
3 121 (22.62%) IaaS
4 114 (21.31%) PaaS
5 59 (11.03%) Azure Active Directory
6 54 (10.09%) AWS
7 35 (6.54%) Slack
8 28 (5.23%) OneDrive
9 25 (4.67%) SaaS
10 22 (4.11%) Route 53
11 20 (3.74%) GCP
12 18 (3.36%) Cloud Computing
13 15 (2.80%) Power Platform
14 8 (1.50%) BlazeMeter
15 6 (1.12%) Mimecast
16 5 (0.93%) PowerApps
17 3 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
17 3 (0.56%) Yammer
18 2 (0.37%) GitHub
18 2 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 82 (15.33%) HTTP
2 65 (12.15%) DNS
3 56 (10.47%) DHCP
4 48 (8.97%) Firewall
5 41 (7.66%) VPN
6 39 (7.29%) VoIP
7 36 (6.73%) WAN
8 35 (6.54%) Unified Communications
9 34 (6.36%) LAN
10 28 (5.23%) Wi-Fi
11 26 (4.86%) Wireless
12 24 (4.49%) SNMP
13 22 (4.11%) BGP
13 22 (4.11%) IPsec
13 22 (4.11%) MPLS
13 22 (4.11%) MRTG
13 22 (4.11%) OSPF
13 22 (4.11%) RIP
13 22 (4.11%) SAN
13 22 (4.11%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 217 (40.56%) SQL Server
2 93 (17.38%) NoSQL
3 12 (2.24%) Big Data
3 12 (2.24%) Data Lake
4 10 (1.87%) Amazon RDS
5 8 (1.50%) Power BI
6 7 (1.31%) MySQL
7 6 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (1.12%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2019
8 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.19%) Redis
9 1 (0.19%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 85 (15.89%) Git (software)
2 74 (13.83%) Selenium
3 68 (12.71%) WebDriver
4 55 (10.28%) Octopus Deploy
5 54 (10.09%) TeamCity
6 39 (7.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 27 (5.05%) SpecFlow
8 26 (4.86%) Cucumber
9 8 (1.50%) JIRA
9 8 (1.50%) JMeter
10 7 (1.31%) SoapUI
11 3 (0.56%) InstallShield
11 3 (0.56%) MSI
11 3 (0.56%) Postman
12 2 (0.37%) Visual Studio
13 1 (0.19%) Subversion
General
1 65 (12.15%) Finance
2 24 (4.49%) Telecoms
3 18 (3.36%) Marketing
4 14 (2.62%) Public Sector
5 9 (1.68%) Electronics
5 9 (1.68%) Law
5 9 (1.68%) Manufacturing
5 9 (1.68%) Military
6 8 (1.50%) Housing Association
6 8 (1.50%) Legal
7 6 (1.12%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.37%) Banking
8 2 (0.37%) Games
8 2 (0.37%) Local Government
8 2 (0.37%) Publishing
9 1 (0.19%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 124 (23.18%) Developer
2 96 (17.94%) Analyst
3 74 (13.83%) .NET Developer
4 65 (12.15%) Test Analyst
5 62 (11.59%) QA Analyst
5 62 (11.59%) QA Test Analyst
6 51 (9.53%) Senior Developer
7 46 (8.60%) Automation Test Analyst
8 45 (8.41%) QA Engineer
9 44 (8.22%) QA Automation Analyst
10 41 (7.66%) Architect
10 41 (7.66%) Principal Developer
11 39 (7.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 33 (6.17%) Senior .NET Developer
13 32 (5.98%) Solutions Architect
14 26 (4.86%) Support Engineer
15 24 (4.49%) Network Engineer
16 23 (4.30%) Consultant
16 23 (4.30%) Test Engineer
17 21 (3.93%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (31.59%) .NET
2 120 (22.43%) ASP.NET
3 114 (21.31%) ASP.NET MVC
4 110 (20.56%) React
5 101 (18.88%) ASP.NET Core
5 101 (18.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 99 (18.50%) .NET Core
7 81 (15.14%) .NET Framework
8 53 (9.91%) jQuery
9 43 (8.04%) HTML
10 41 (7.66%) Blazor
10 41 (7.66%) CSS
10 41 (7.66%) Gherkin
11 39 (7.29%) Entity Framework
11 39 (7.29%) Redux
11 39 (7.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 30 (5.61%) OAuth
12 30 (5.61%) OAuth2
12 30 (5.61%) OpenID
13 19 (3.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 38 (7.10%) Management Information System
2 28 (5.23%) Data Centre
3 24 (4.49%) Public Cloud
4 19 (3.55%) User Experience
5 14 (2.62%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (2.62%) Clustering
6 13 (2.43%) Private Cloud
6 13 (2.43%) Replication
7 10 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (1.87%) Smartphone
8 9 (1.68%) Hybrid Cloud
9 8 (1.50%) Client/Server
9 8 (1.50%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (1.31%) e-Learning
10 7 (1.31%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (1.12%) Wiki
12 5 (0.93%) Driving Licence
12 5 (0.93%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
13 4 (0.75%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 152 (28.41%) Windows
2 72 (13.46%) Windows Server
3 60 (11.21%) Windows 10
4 55 (10.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 53 (9.91%) Linux
6 50 (9.35%) Windows Server 2016
7 36 (6.73%) Mac OS X
8 34 (6.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 23 (4.30%) Windows 7
10 21 (3.93%) Android
11 20 (3.74%) Windows Server 2019
12 8 (1.50%) CentOS
13 5 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.93%) Unix
14 4 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.56%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.37%) Windows 8
17 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (21.50%) MVC
3 100 (18.69%) ITIL
4 87 (16.26%) Test Automation
5 73 (13.64%) DevOps
6 69 (12.90%) BDD
7 66 (12.34%) OWASP
8 62 (11.59%) Scrum
9 57 (10.65%) Mentoring
10 52 (9.72%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 47 (8.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 47 (8.79%) Problem-Solving
11 47 (8.79%) QA Automation
12 40 (7.48%) Microservices
13 39 (7.29%) Migration
13 39 (7.29%) SOA
13 39 (7.29%) SOLID
14 37 (6.92%) TDD
15 32 (5.98%) Line Management
16 31 (5.79%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 150 (28.04%) C#
2 106 (19.81%) TypeScript
3 89 (16.64%) SQL
4 66 (12.34%) JavaScript
5 54 (10.09%) PowerShell
6 46 (8.60%) Python
7 13 (2.43%) F#
8 12 (2.24%) R
9 5 (0.93%) VBScript
10 4 (0.75%) Java
11 3 (0.56%) PHP
11 3 (0.56%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.37%) Ruby
12 2 (0.37%) Tcl
12 2 (0.37%) VB
12 2 (0.37%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.19%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.19%) C
13 1 (0.19%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.19%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (8.60%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (6.73%) Security Cleared
3 34 (6.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 32 (5.98%) Degree
5 31 (5.79%) CCNA
6 28 (5.23%) SC Cleared
7 24 (4.49%) MCSE
8 16 (2.99%) CCNP
9 12 (2.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 9 (1.68%) MCSA
11 8 (1.50%) MCP
12 6 (1.12%) MCITP
13 5 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
13 5 (0.93%) DV Cleared
13 5 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 5 (0.93%) TOGAF Certification
14 4 (0.75%) ISEB
14 4 (0.75%) ISTQB
14 4 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (18.32%) QA
2 28 (5.23%) SLA
3 5 (0.93%) COBIT
3 5 (0.93%) GDPR
4 4 (0.75%) PMO
5 2 (0.37%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 174 (32.52%) Active Directory
2 59 (11.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (9.35%) Hyper-V
4 19 (3.55%) Virtual Machines
4 19 (3.55%) vSphere
5 14 (2.62%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (1.50%) Virtual Desktop
7 7 (1.31%) XenApp
8 6 (1.12%) Docker
8 6 (1.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 6 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.56%) BitLocker
9 3 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.56%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.37%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.19%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 95 (17.76%) SCCM
2 58 (10.84%) Microsoft Intune
3 25 (4.67%) Nagios
4 22 (4.11%) Ansible
4 22 (4.11%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (4.11%) Puppet
5 20 (3.74%) SCVMM
6 12 (2.24%) SCOM
7 9 (1.68%) Failover Clustering
7 9 (1.68%) Microsoft Clustering
8 8 (1.50%) Grafana
9 7 (1.31%) CASB
10 5 (0.93%) IBM BigFix
10 5 (0.93%) Single Sign-On
10 5 (0.93%) WSUS
11 4 (0.75%) AirWatch
11 4 (0.75%) FortiGate
11 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 2 (0.37%) SCSM
12 2 (0.37%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 247 (46.17%) Microsoft
2 73 (13.64%) VMware
3 57 (10.65%) Cisco
4 40 (7.48%) Citrix
5 23 (4.30%) Avaya
5 23 (4.30%) Palo Alto
6 22 (4.11%) Riverbed
7 21 (3.93%) Apple
8 19 (3.55%) Sophos
9 16 (2.99%) Veeam
10 15 (2.80%) HP
11 13 (2.43%) Red Hat
11 13 (2.43%) ServiceNow
12 12 (2.24%) Databricks
12 12 (2.24%) Dell
12 12 (2.24%) Sparx
13 11 (2.06%) CommVault
13 11 (2.06%) SAP
14 10 (1.87%) IBM
14 10 (1.87%) Mitel