Period
to 22 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype
England > North West
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 296 308 324
Rank change year-on-year +12 +16 +46
Permanent jobs citing Skype 70 62 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.55% 0.50% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.11% 3.34% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 55 58 21
North West median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% -13.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £22,600 £21,250 £21,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £52,875 £54,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%

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 West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,705 1,854 1,710
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.33% 14.98% 14.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1,338 1,464 1,375
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £22,000 £21,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £56,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Skype
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype in the North West

Skype
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Skype in the North West

Skype
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Skype in the North West over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Skype in the North West

Skype
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Skype within the North West region over the 6 months to 22 February 2018. 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
Manchester +10 39 £37,500 -15.25% 9
Cheshire -47 19 £26,000 +15.56% 1
Merseyside +24 11 £32,500 -23.53%
Lancashire - 1 £19,000 -
Skype
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, 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 West region with a requirement for Skype.

1 50 (71.43%) Windows
1 50 (71.43%) Skype for Business
2 49 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 44 (62.86%) Office 365
4 34 (48.57%) Active Directory
5 30 (42.86%) Windows Server
6 26 (37.14%) MS Exchange
6 26 (37.14%) Microsoft Azure
7 25 (35.71%) ITIL
8 24 (34.29%) SCCM
9 21 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 20 (28.57%) Security Cleared
11 19 (27.14%) LAN
11 19 (27.14%) WAN
12 18 (25.71%) VPN
12 18 (25.71%) DNS
13 16 (22.86%) SharePoint
13 16 (22.86%) SQL
13 16 (22.86%) VMware
13 16 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
14 15 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
14 15 (21.43%) Hyper-V
14 15 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
15 14 (20.00%) IaaS
15 14 (20.00%) Citrix
16 13 (18.57%) TCP/IP
16 13 (18.57%) Firewall
16 13 (18.57%) Exchange Server 2010
17 12 (17.14%) Problem Management
18 11 (15.71%) Driving Licence

Skype
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 50 (71.43%) Skype for Business
2 26 (37.14%) MS Exchange
3 16 (22.86%) SharePoint
4 13 (18.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.86%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (2.86%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.43%) Apache Spark
7 1 (1.43%) Drupal
7 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (12.86%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.86%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 7 (10.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (5.71%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 44 (62.86%) Office 365
2 26 (37.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (20.00%) IaaS
4 4 (5.71%) SaaS
5 2 (2.86%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.43%) Google App Engine
6 1 (1.43%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.43%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 19 (27.14%) LAN
1 19 (27.14%) WAN
2 18 (25.71%) DNS
2 18 (25.71%) VPN
3 13 (18.57%) Firewall
3 13 (18.57%) TCP/IP
4 10 (14.29%) WLAN
5 9 (12.86%) Unified Communications
6 6 (8.57%) PBX
6 6 (8.57%) VLAN
7 5 (7.14%) Reverse Proxy
8 4 (5.71%) VoIP
9 3 (4.29%) DHCP
10 2 (2.86%) Internet
10 2 (2.86%) Softswitch
11 1 (1.43%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (1.43%) H.323
11 1 (1.43%) MGCP
11 1 (1.43%) NetScaler
11 1 (1.43%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.71%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.86%) Power BI
3 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.43%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Bitbucket
1 1 (1.43%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.43%) Maven
1 1 (1.43%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (1.43%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (15.71%) Telecoms
2 9 (12.86%) Retail
3 4 (5.71%) Finance
4 3 (4.29%) Back Office
4 3 (4.29%) Billing
4 3 (4.29%) Legal
4 3 (4.29%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.43%) Banking
5 1 (1.43%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.43%) Law
5 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (12.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 9 (12.86%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 8 (11.43%) Support Engineer
3 7 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (10.00%) Microsoft Engineer
3 7 (10.00%) Release Manager
4 6 (8.57%) Analyst
4 6 (8.57%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (8.57%) Service Manager
5 5 (7.14%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (7.14%) Deployment Engineer
5 5 (7.14%) Developer
5 5 (7.14%) IT Support
5 5 (7.14%) Operations Engineer
5 5 (7.14%) Service Analyst
6 4 (5.71%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (5.71%) Lync Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (4.29%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.00%) Software Packaging
2 2 (2.86%) AngularJS
2 2 (2.86%) Web Services
3 1 (1.43%) .NET
3 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.43%) CSS
3 1 (1.43%) GWT
3 1 (1.43%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.43%) HTML
3 1 (1.43%) JSON
3 1 (1.43%) REST
3 1 (1.43%) RESTful
3 1 (1.43%) Servlets
3 1 (1.43%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.71%) Driving Licence
2 8 (11.43%) Client/Server
3 7 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (7.14%) Clustering
4 5 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (4.29%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.29%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.86%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.86%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.43%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 50 (71.43%) Windows
2 30 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 15 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (11.43%) Windows 7
5 6 (8.57%) Windows 10
6 3 (4.29%) Android
6 3 (4.29%) Linux
6 3 (4.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (4.29%) Unix
7 2 (2.86%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (35.71%) ITIL
2 12 (17.14%) Problem Management
3 9 (12.86%) Mobile Device Management
4 8 (11.43%) Kalman Filter
4 8 (11.43%) Mentoring
5 7 (10.00%) Application Packaging
5 7 (10.00%) Software Deployment
5 7 (10.00%) Time Management
5 7 (10.00%) Workflow
6 6 (8.57%) ITIL V3
7 5 (7.14%) CRM
7 5 (7.14%) Practice Management
7 5 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (7.14%) Security Patching
7 5 (7.14%) Service Management
8 4 (5.71%) Customer-Centricity
8 4 (5.71%) Line Management
9 3 (4.29%) Collaborative Working
9 3 (4.29%) Data Science
9 3 (4.29%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 16 (22.86%) SQL
2 6 (8.57%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.29%) Java
3 3 (4.29%) PHP
3 3 (4.29%) Python
4 2 (2.86%) C#
4 2 (2.86%) R
5 1 (1.43%) Apple Swift
5 1 (1.43%) Groovy
5 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.43%) MATLAB
5 1 (1.43%) Objective-C
5 1 (1.43%) Scala
Qualifications
1 21 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 9 (12.86%) MCSA
4 8 (11.43%) Degree
5 7 (10.00%) SC Cleared
6 4 (5.71%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (5.71%) MCSE
7 3 (4.29%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (2.86%) HNC
9 1 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (48.57%) Active Directory
2 16 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (21.43%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.43%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.43%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 24 (34.29%) SCCM
2 6 (8.57%) SCOM
3 2 (2.86%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.43%) EdgeSight
4 1 (1.43%) Nagios
4 1 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 49 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (22.86%) VMware
3 14 (20.00%) Citrix
4 8 (11.43%) Cisco
4 8 (11.43%) Remedy
5 7 (10.00%) BMC
5 7 (10.00%) Sonus
6 5 (7.14%) Acme Packet
7 4 (5.71%) SolarWinds
8 3 (4.29%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.86%) Avaya
9 2 (2.86%) BroadSoft
9 2 (2.86%) Mitel
10 1 (1.43%) Google
10 1 (1.43%) Sage