Period
to 25 May 2019

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 25 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype
England > North West
6 months to
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 275 298 286
Rank change year-on-year +23 -12 +38
Permanent jobs citing Skype 64 75 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.63% 0.61% 0.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.33% 4.62% 4.06%
Number of salaries quoted 52 61 70
North West median annual salary £34,250 £32,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.38% -23.53% -5.56%
10th Percentile £18,275 £22,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £49,950 £52,500 £55,125
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 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 1,922 1,625 1,821
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.89% 13.21% 14.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1,174 1,275 1,421
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £22,000 £22,000 £23,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 25 May 2019.

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 25 May 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
Manchester +23 45 £35,000 - 1
Cheshire +38 14 £18,500 -28.85%
Merseyside +1 3 £26,500 -11.67%
Lancashire - 2 £18,750 -
Skype
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 West region with a requirement for Skype.

1 50 (78.13%) Microsoft
2 47 (73.44%) Active Directory
3 38 (59.38%) Skype for Business
4 37 (57.81%) Office 365
5 35 (54.69%) Windows
6 29 (45.31%) ITIL
6 29 (45.31%) MS Exchange
7 25 (39.06%) Microsoft Office
8 24 (37.50%) VPN
9 20 (31.25%) Cisco
9 20 (31.25%) Problem-Solving
10 19 (29.69%) Citrix
11 18 (28.13%) Microsoft Azure
11 18 (28.13%) SCCM
12 14 (21.88%) SharePoint
13 13 (20.31%) DNS
13 13 (20.31%) Apple
13 13 (20.31%) Wireless
13 13 (20.31%) Windows Server
14 12 (18.75%) VMware
14 12 (18.75%) Azure Active Directory
15 11 (17.19%) iPad
15 11 (17.19%) Time Management
15 11 (17.19%) Android
15 11 (17.19%) Windows 7
15 11 (17.19%) Cisco IOS
15 11 (17.19%) Firewall
16 10 (15.63%) Disaster Recovery
16 10 (15.63%) SLA
16 10 (15.63%) VoIP

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 38 (59.38%) Skype for Business
2 29 (45.31%) MS Exchange
3 14 (21.88%) SharePoint
4 9 (14.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (4.69%) CMS
6 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (4.69%) WordPress
7 2 (3.13%) Drupal
7 2 (3.13%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 25 (39.06%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.56%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Magento
2 2 (3.13%) Visualfiles
3 1 (1.56%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 37 (57.81%) Office 365
2 18 (28.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (18.75%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (9.38%) Yammer
5 3 (4.69%) GitHub
5 3 (4.69%) Mimecast
6 1 (1.56%) Amazon Alexa
6 1 (1.56%) Dialogflow
6 1 (1.56%) Dropbox
6 1 (1.56%) Power Platform
6 1 (1.56%) Wit.ai
Communications & Networking
1 24 (37.50%) VPN
2 13 (20.31%) DNS
2 13 (20.31%) Wireless
3 11 (17.19%) Cisco IOS
3 11 (17.19%) Firewall
4 10 (15.63%) VoIP
5 9 (14.06%) DHCP
6 7 (10.94%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (9.38%) Unified Communications
8 5 (7.81%) LAN
8 5 (7.81%) MPLS
8 5 (7.81%) TCP/IP
8 5 (7.81%) WAN
9 4 (6.25%) Internet
10 3 (4.69%) Intranet
11 2 (3.13%) IP Telephony
12 1 (1.56%) IMAP
12 1 (1.56%) POP3
12 1 (1.56%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.25%) MySQL
2 1 (1.56%) Power BI
2 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 6 (9.38%) Finance
2 5 (7.81%) Marketing
3 4 (6.25%) Law
4 2 (3.13%) Banking
4 2 (3.13%) Dutch Language
4 2 (3.13%) French Language
4 2 (3.13%) German Language
4 2 (3.13%) Legal
4 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.56%) Back Office
5 1 (1.56%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (14.06%) Analyst
2 8 (12.50%) IT Support
2 8 (12.50%) Service Desk Engineer
3 7 (10.94%) Desktop Support
3 7 (10.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (9.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 6 (9.38%) IT Engineer
5 5 (7.81%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (7.81%) Azure Engineer
5 5 (7.81%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (7.81%) Developer
5 5 (7.81%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) Consultant
6 4 (6.25%) Exchange Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 4 (6.25%) Messaging Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) Office 365 Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) Senior Consultant
6 4 (6.25%) Service Analyst
6 4 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.38%) Software Packaging
2 4 (6.25%) CSS
2 4 (6.25%) HTML
2 4 (6.25%) jQuery
3 3 (4.69%) Ajax
3 3 (4.69%) Laravel
3 3 (4.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (3.13%) Symfony
4 2 (3.13%) Vue.js
5 1 (1.56%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.56%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.56%) CSS3
5 1 (1.56%) HTML5
5 1 (1.56%) iOS SDK
5 1 (1.56%) LDAP
5 1 (1.56%) MAPI
5 1 (1.56%) Node.js
5 1 (1.56%) REST
5 1 (1.56%) Spring
5 1 (1.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.19%) iPad
2 9 (14.06%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (14.06%) Blackberry
3 8 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (9.38%) Driving Licence
4 6 (9.38%) iPhone
4 6 (9.38%) Smartphone
5 4 (6.25%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (4.69%) Data Centre
6 3 (4.69%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (4.69%) User Experience
7 2 (3.13%) FMCG
7 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.56%) Augmented Reality
8 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.56%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.56%) PKI
8 1 (1.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 35 (54.69%) Windows
2 13 (20.31%) Windows Server
3 11 (17.19%) Android
3 11 (17.19%) Windows 7
4 9 (14.06%) Windows 10
5 6 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.69%) Apple iOS
7 2 (3.13%) Linux
8 1 (1.56%) SUSE
8 1 (1.56%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (45.31%) ITIL
2 20 (31.25%) Problem-Solving
3 11 (17.19%) Time Management
4 10 (15.63%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (14.06%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (14.06%) Business Continuity
6 8 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 8 (12.50%) Patch Management
7 7 (10.94%) Low Latency
7 7 (10.94%) Network Design
7 7 (10.94%) Ticket Management
8 6 (9.38%) Change Control
8 6 (9.38%) Line Management
8 6 (9.38%) PRINCE2
9 5 (7.81%) Decision-Making
9 5 (7.81%) Email Filtering
9 5 (7.81%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (7.81%) Service Delivery
10 4 (6.25%) Data Protection
11 3 (4.69%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 4 (6.25%) JavaScript
2 4 (6.25%) PHP
3 2 (3.13%) SQL
4 1 (1.56%) Apple Swift
4 1 (1.56%) Java
4 1 (1.56%) Python
4 1 (1.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (15.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 9 (14.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (10.94%) MCSE
4 6 (9.38%) Degree
4 6 (9.38%) MCP
5 2 (3.13%) CISA
5 2 (3.13%) CISM
5 2 (3.13%) CISSP
5 2 (3.13%) CRISC
6 1 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.63%) SLA
2 2 (3.13%) COBIT
2 2 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 47 (73.44%) Active Directory
2 8 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 8 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (10.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 7 (10.94%) Virtual Servers
3 7 (10.94%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.56%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
4 1 (1.56%) vSphere
4 1 (1.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (28.13%) SCCM
2 6 (9.38%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (3.13%) Jamf Pro
3 2 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (3.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.56%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.56%) Puppet
4 1 (1.56%) SCOM
4 1 (1.56%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 50 (78.13%) Microsoft
2 20 (31.25%) Cisco
3 19 (29.69%) Citrix
4 13 (20.31%) Apple
5 12 (18.75%) VMware
6 7 (10.94%) NetApp
7 6 (9.38%) Avaya
7 6 (9.38%) Fortinet
7 6 (9.38%) Meraki
8 5 (7.81%) IronPort
8 5 (7.81%) Polycom
9 2 (3.13%) HP
9 2 (3.13%) Ivanti
9 2 (3.13%) Proofpoint
9 2 (3.13%) Symantec
9 2 (3.13%) Trend Micro
10 1 (1.56%) Clearswift
10 1 (1.56%) McAfee
10 1 (1.56%) Micro Focus
10 1 (1.56%) Sophos