Period
to 18 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North of 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 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype
England > North of England
6 months to
18 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 255 313 347
Rank change year-on-year +58 +34 +51
Permanent jobs citing Skype 191 161 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 1.07% 0.76% 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.77% 4.74% 3.87%
Number of salaries quoted 160 141 131
North of England median annual salary £49,000 £34,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +44.12% -15.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £27,200 £19,500 £20,875
90th Percentile £68,366 £57,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -5.26% +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 the North of England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2,821 3,399 3,799
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 15.79% 16.02% 15.68%
Number of salaries quoted 2,175 2,817 3,124
North of England median annual salary £41,000 £40,200 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.99% +7.20% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £58,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Skype
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype in the North of England

Skype
Salary Trend in the North of England

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

Salary trend for Skype in the North of England

Skype
Salary Histogram in the North of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Skype in the North of England over the 6 months to 18 November 2019.

Salary histogram for Skype in the North of England

Skype
Job Locations in the North of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Skype within the North of England region over the 6 months to 18 November 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
North West +47 97 £45,500 +40.00% 15
Yorkshire +38 67 £52,500 +54.41% 11
North East +29 27 £55,000 +46.67% 3
Skype
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 North of England region with a requirement for Skype.

1 157 (82.20%) Office 365
2 145 (75.92%) Skype for Business
3 115 (60.21%) Microsoft
4 83 (43.46%) Agile Software Development
5 71 (37.17%) Windows
6 68 (35.60%) Azure
7 60 (31.41%) Mentoring
8 58 (30.37%) Coaching
8 58 (30.37%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 54 (28.27%) Active Directory
10 52 (27.23%) Intranet
11 46 (24.08%) ITIL
12 41 (21.47%) Windows Server
13 39 (20.42%) Problem-Solving
14 35 (18.32%) Windows 10
15 33 (17.28%) Cisco
15 33 (17.28%) Change Management
16 31 (16.23%) VPN
17 30 (15.71%) Decision-Making
17 30 (15.71%) PowerShell
18 28 (14.66%) Windows Server 2003
18 28 (14.66%) VMware
19 27 (14.14%) Business Development
19 27 (14.14%) LAN
20 26 (13.61%) WAN
20 26 (13.61%) SCCM
20 26 (13.61%) VMware Infrastructure
20 26 (13.61%) vSphere
21 25 (13.09%) Windows Server 2008
21 25 (13.09%) Creative Thinking

Skype
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of 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
1 145 (75.92%) Skype for Business
2 20 (10.47%) SharePoint
3 18 (9.42%) MS Exchange
4 17 (8.90%) IIS
5 6 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.09%) Apache Solr
6 4 (2.09%) CMS
6 4 (2.09%) Confluence
6 4 (2.09%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.57%) IBM Domino
7 3 (1.57%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.52%) Umbraco
Applications
1 20 (10.47%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (3.14%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.52%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 157 (82.20%) Office 365
2 68 (35.60%) Azure
3 17 (8.90%) SaaS
4 14 (7.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 11 (5.76%) AWS
6 8 (4.19%) OneDrive
6 8 (4.19%) PaaS
7 6 (3.14%) Slack
8 5 (2.62%) Serverless
9 4 (2.09%) GitHub
9 4 (2.09%) Yammer
10 1 (0.52%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.52%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.52%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
10 1 (0.52%) Dropbox
10 1 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.52%) GCP
10 1 (0.52%) IaaS
10 1 (0.52%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 52 (27.23%) Intranet
2 31 (16.23%) VPN
3 27 (14.14%) LAN
4 26 (13.61%) WAN
5 19 (9.95%) DNS
5 19 (9.95%) Firewall
5 19 (9.95%) TCP/IP
6 18 (9.42%) MPLS
7 17 (8.90%) Wireless
8 16 (8.38%) DHCP
9 15 (7.85%) Remote Desktop
10 13 (6.81%) SAN
11 11 (5.76%) PBX
12 10 (5.24%) ISDN
12 10 (5.24%) NGN
12 10 (5.24%) Unified Communications
12 10 (5.24%) VoIP
13 9 (4.71%) VLAN
14 6 (3.14%) Asterisk PBX
14 6 (3.14%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.04%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.57%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.52%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (0.52%) MySQL
3 1 (0.52%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 10 (5.24%) JIRA
2 5 (2.62%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.09%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (2.09%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.05%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.52%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.52%) Selenium
General
1 13 (6.81%) Telecoms
2 11 (5.76%) Finance
3 7 (3.66%) Public Sector
4 4 (2.09%) Advertising
4 4 (2.09%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.09%) Marketing
5 2 (1.05%) Banking
5 2 (1.05%) Electronics
5 2 (1.05%) Housing Association
5 2 (1.05%) Retail
6 1 (0.52%) Automotive
6 1 (0.52%) Back Office
6 1 (0.52%) French Language
6 1 (0.52%) German Language
6 1 (0.52%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.52%) Legal
6 1 (0.52%) Local Government
6 1 (0.52%) Portuguese Language
6 1 (0.52%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.52%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 28 (14.66%) Development Manager
2 25 (13.09%) Business Development Manager
2 25 (13.09%) Business Manager
2 25 (13.09%) New Business Development Manager
3 22 (11.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 18 (9.42%) Service Manager
5 12 (6.28%) Support Engineer
6 11 (5.76%) Architect
6 11 (5.76%) Windows Engineer
7 10 (5.24%) Analyst
7 10 (5.24%) Project Manager
8 9 (4.71%) Active Directory Engineer
8 9 (4.71%) IT Support
8 9 (4.71%) Product Owner
8 9 (4.71%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (4.19%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (4.19%) Azure Engineer
10 7 (3.66%) Operations Manager
10 7 (3.66%) Support Analyst
10 7 (3.66%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.14%) .NET
2 5 (2.62%) .NET Core
2 5 (2.62%) ASP.NET
2 5 (2.62%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (2.62%) RESTful
2 5 (2.62%) Web Services
3 4 (2.09%) CSS
3 4 (2.09%) HTML
3 4 (2.09%) Ruby on Rails
3 4 (2.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (1.57%) LDAP
4 3 (1.57%) MAPI
5 2 (1.05%) JSON
5 2 (1.05%) SAML
6 1 (0.52%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.52%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.52%) COM
6 1 (0.52%) Velocity
6 1 (0.52%) WCF
6 1 (0.52%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.52%) Analytical Skills
1 22 (11.52%) User Experience
2 17 (8.90%) Video Conferencing
3 10 (5.24%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (4.71%) CMDB
5 7 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (3.66%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.14%) e-Learning
6 6 (3.14%) iPad
6 6 (3.14%) IVR
7 4 (2.09%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.09%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.57%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.05%) Clustering
9 2 (1.05%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.05%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.05%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.05%) Video\Live Streaming
10 1 (0.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 71 (37.17%) Windows
2 41 (21.47%) Windows Server
3 35 (18.32%) Windows 10
4 28 (14.66%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (13.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (12.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (7.85%) Windows 8
8 10 (5.24%) Linux
8 10 (5.24%) Windows 7
9 7 (3.66%) Android
10 2 (1.05%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (43.46%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (31.41%) Mentoring
3 58 (30.37%) Coaching
3 58 (30.37%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 46 (24.08%) ITIL
5 39 (20.42%) Problem-Solving
6 33 (17.28%) Change Management
7 30 (15.71%) Decision-Making
8 27 (14.14%) Business Development
9 25 (13.09%) Creative Thinking
10 23 (12.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 21 (10.99%) Project Delivery
12 20 (10.47%) Service Management
13 19 (9.95%) Continuous Improvement
13 19 (9.95%) Service Delivery
14 18 (9.42%) Project Management
15 17 (8.90%) Line Management
15 17 (8.90%) Virtual Infrastructure
16 15 (7.85%) ITSM
16 15 (7.85%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 30 (15.71%) PowerShell
2 14 (7.33%) SQL
3 6 (3.14%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.62%) C#
4 5 (2.62%) Python
5 4 (2.09%) Ruby
5 4 (2.09%) VB
6 2 (1.05%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.05%) PHP
7 1 (0.52%) C
7 1 (0.52%) PHP 7
7 1 (0.52%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (7.85%) Cisco Certification
1 15 (7.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (7.33%) CCNA
3 13 (6.81%) CCNP
3 13 (6.81%) MCSE
4 6 (3.14%) Avaya Certification
5 2 (1.05%) Degree
5 2 (1.05%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.05%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.52%) MCSA
6 1 (0.52%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.76%) SLA
2 9 (4.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (4.19%) QA
4 7 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 6 (3.14%) Actionable Recommendations
5 6 (3.14%) PMO
6 1 (0.52%) BS7799
6 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 54 (28.27%) Active Directory
2 26 (13.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (13.61%) vSphere
3 20 (10.47%) Hyper-V
4 11 (5.76%) XenApp
5 3 (1.57%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
5 3 (1.57%) BitLocker
5 3 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 26 (13.61%) SCCM
2 19 (9.95%) Microsoft Intune
3 11 (5.76%) WSUS
4 9 (4.71%) Nessus
5 7 (3.66%) Terraform
6 6 (3.14%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.57%) Backup Exec
7 3 (1.57%) SCOM
7 3 (1.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (1.05%) AirWatch
8 2 (1.05%) FortiGate
8 2 (1.05%) Kubernetes
8 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.05%) Puppet
9 1 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 115 (60.21%) Microsoft
2 33 (17.28%) Cisco
3 28 (14.66%) VMware
4 23 (12.04%) Citrix
5 15 (7.85%) Mitel
6 14 (7.33%) HP
7 12 (6.28%) Dell
7 12 (6.28%) Veeam
8 11 (5.76%) Siemens
9 10 (5.24%) Apple
10 8 (4.19%) Genesys
11 7 (3.66%) Avaya
12 6 (3.14%) BT
12 6 (3.14%) Symantec
12 6 (3.14%) Verint
12 6 (3.14%) Veritas
13 4 (2.09%) Atlassian
13 4 (2.09%) Polycom
13 4 (2.09%) Sonus
14 3 (1.57%) IronPort