Period
to 6 June 2020

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 6 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype
England > North West
6 months to
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 168 235 294
Rank change year-on-year +67 +59 -5
Permanent jobs citing Skype 84 95 79
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 1.38% 0.93% 0.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.22% 4.90% 4.86%
Number of salaries quoted 80 86 69
Median annual salary £52,500 £38,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +38.16% +8.57% -22.22%
10th Percentile £28,250 £23,875 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £60,000 £53,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +6.38% -1.05% +2.15%

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 911 1,938 1,627
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.01% 18.95% 13.27%
Number of salaries quoted 708 1,187 1,291
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £25,175 £22,250 £21,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +6.38% -1.05% +5.56%

Skype
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Skype as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Skype in the North West.

Salary trend for Skype in the North West

Skype
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Skype in the North West over the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

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 6 June 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
Manchester +62 68 £55,000 +42.70% 8
Cheshire +30 10 £32,500 +75.68% 1
Merseyside +18 5 - - 3
Cumbria - 1 - -
Skype
England

For the 6 months to 6 June 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 North West region with a requirement for Skype.

1 39 (46.43%) Skype for Business
2 37 (44.05%) Microsoft
3 29 (34.52%) Office 365
3 29 (34.52%) Azure
4 21 (25.00%) Windows
5 18 (21.43%) SQL
6 14 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
6 14 (16.67%) Active Directory
6 14 (16.67%) TOGAF
6 14 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
6 14 (16.67%) PaaS
6 14 (16.67%) IaaS
6 14 (16.67%) Coaching
7 13 (15.48%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (15.48%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (14.29%) Law
9 11 (13.10%) Finance
9 11 (13.10%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (13.10%) .NET
10 10 (11.90%) MS Exchange
10 10 (11.90%) SCCM
11 9 (10.71%) VMware
11 9 (10.71%) C
11 9 (10.71%) JavaScript
11 9 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 9 (10.71%) Windows Server
11 9 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (10.71%) Microsoft Intune
12 8 (9.52%) Sass
12 8 (9.52%) Mobile App

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 39 (46.43%) Skype for Business
2 10 (11.90%) MS Exchange
3 8 (9.52%) SharePoint
4 5 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 14 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (3.57%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 29 (34.52%) Azure
1 29 (34.52%) Office 365
2 14 (16.67%) IaaS
2 14 (16.67%) PaaS
3 7 (8.33%) SaaS
4 4 (4.76%) Mimecast
5 3 (3.57%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.19%) GCP
6 1 (1.19%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.33%) Internet
1 7 (8.33%) Unified Communications
1 7 (8.33%) WebEx
2 6 (7.14%) Cisco IPT
2 6 (7.14%) DNS
2 6 (7.14%) Intranet
3 5 (5.95%) DHCP
3 5 (5.95%) PBX
3 5 (5.95%) Remote Desktop
3 5 (5.95%) TCP/IP
3 5 (5.95%) Wireless
4 4 (4.76%) SAN
4 4 (4.76%) WAN
5 3 (3.57%) MPLS
6 2 (2.38%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (2.38%) NetScaler
6 2 (2.38%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (2.38%) Telepresence
6 2 (2.38%) VSAN
7 1 (1.19%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.33%) Big Data
1 7 (8.33%) Data Lake
1 7 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Selenium
2 1 (1.19%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (14.29%) Law
2 11 (13.10%) Finance
3 6 (7.14%) Billing
3 6 (7.14%) Legal
4 5 (5.95%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.19%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 22 (26.19%) Architect
2 15 (17.86%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (8.33%) Cloud Architect
4 7 (8.33%) Cloud Solutions Architect
4 7 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
4 7 (8.33%) Senior Software Engineer
4 7 (8.33%) Software Engineer
5 5 (5.95%) Audio Visual Technician
6 4 (4.76%) Project Manager
6 4 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (4.76%) Unified Communications Engineer
7 3 (3.57%) Analyst
7 3 (3.57%) Bid Manager
7 3 (3.57%) Consultant
7 3 (3.57%) Developer
7 3 (3.57%) Digital Project Manager
7 3 (3.57%) Voice Engineer
8 2 (2.38%) Citrix Consultant
8 2 (2.38%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.10%) .NET
2 8 (9.52%) Node.js
2 8 (9.52%) React
2 8 (9.52%) Sass
3 3 (3.57%) CSS
4 2 (2.38%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.38%) HTML
4 2 (2.38%) SAML
5 1 (1.19%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.19%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.19%) jQuery
5 1 (1.19%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.52%) Greenfield Project
1 8 (9.52%) Mobile App
2 5 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.76%) Blackberry
3 4 (4.76%) iPad
4 3 (3.57%) Public Cloud
4 3 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.38%) Clustering
5 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.38%) Replication
5 2 (2.38%) User Experience
6 1 (1.19%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.19%) iPhone
6 1 (1.19%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.19%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 21 (25.00%) Windows
2 9 (10.71%) Windows Server
3 8 (9.52%) Windows 10
4 3 (3.57%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.57%) Mac OS
4 3 (3.57%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (16.67%) Coaching
1 14 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
1 14 (16.67%) TOGAF
2 13 (15.48%) Problem-Solving
3 11 (13.10%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 8 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (9.52%) Software Engineering
5 8 (9.52%) TDD
6 7 (8.33%) Analytics
6 7 (8.33%) Business Continuity
6 7 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (8.33%) Migration
6 7 (8.33%) Sequence Diagram
6 7 (8.33%) User Stories
7 6 (7.14%) DevOps
7 6 (7.14%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 6 (7.14%) Mentoring
8 5 (5.95%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 18 (21.43%) SQL
2 9 (10.71%) C
2 9 (10.71%) JavaScript
3 7 (8.33%) Python
3 7 (8.33%) R
4 6 (7.14%) C#
5 5 (5.95%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.57%) VB
7 2 (2.38%) PHP
7 2 (2.38%) VBScript
8 1 (1.19%) Go
8 1 (1.19%) Ruby
8 1 (1.19%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (15.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (8.33%) MCSA
2 7 (8.33%) MCSE
2 7 (8.33%) TOGAF Certification
3 3 (3.57%) APMP
3 3 (3.57%) Degree
4 1 (1.19%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.19%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.57%) QA
2 2 (2.38%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.19%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 9 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.14%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.57%) BitLocker
4 3 (3.57%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (2.38%) vCloud
5 2 (2.38%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.38%) VMware NSX
5 2 (2.38%) VMware Server
5 2 (2.38%) vSphere
5 2 (2.38%) Xen
5 2 (2.38%) XenApp
5 2 (2.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (11.90%) SCCM
2 9 (10.71%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (7.14%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (4.76%) Jamf Pro
4 4 (4.76%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (3.57%) AirWatch
6 2 (2.38%) vCenter Server
6 2 (2.38%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 37 (44.05%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.71%) VMware
3 8 (9.52%) Cisco
4 7 (8.33%) Databricks
4 7 (8.33%) Polycom
4 7 (8.33%) Sparx
5 5 (5.95%) Dell
5 5 (5.95%) Sonus
6 4 (4.76%) Apple
6 4 (4.76%) EMC
6 4 (4.76%) Proofpoint
6 4 (4.76%) Symantec
7 3 (3.57%) Adobe
7 3 (3.57%) Citrix
7 3 (3.57%) Meraki
7 3 (3.57%) Zscaler
8 2 (2.38%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.38%) Isilon
8 2 (2.38%) NetApp
8 2 (2.38%) Veeam