Period
to 11 December 2017

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 11 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype
England > North West
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 309 326 341
Rank change year-on-year +17 +15 +40
Permanent jobs citing Skype 62 38 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.47% 0.31% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.18% 1.97% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 53 35 15
North West median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% -13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £18,500 £18,250 £21,100
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,000 £48,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% -1.11%

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 1952 1933 1875
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.79% 15.62% 14.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1549 1581 1489
North West median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -
10th Percentile £22,200 £21,250 £20,750
90th Percentile £60,450 £56,250 £61,250
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 11 December 2017.

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 11 December 2017. 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 +5 37 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Cheshire -27 14 £21,250 -5.56%
Merseyside +20 8 £30,000 -29.41%
Lancashire - 3 £22,500 -
Skype
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, IT jobs citing Skype also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Skype.

1 49 (79.03%) Skype for Business
2 47 (75.81%) Office 365
3 44 (70.97%) Windows
4 38 (61.29%) Active Directory
5 34 (54.84%) Microsoft
6 26 (41.94%) Microsoft Azure
7 23 (37.10%) Windows Server
8 22 (35.48%) Citrix
9 20 (32.26%) ITIL
10 17 (27.42%) VMware
10 17 (27.42%) WAN
10 17 (27.42%) VPN
10 17 (27.42%) DNS
11 16 (25.81%) LAN
11 16 (25.81%) Windows Server 2012
11 16 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
12 15 (24.19%) Windows Server 2008
12 15 (24.19%) SharePoint
13 13 (20.97%) MS Exchange
14 12 (19.35%) SQL
14 12 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
14 12 (19.35%) Hyper-V
14 12 (19.35%) Windows 7
15 10 (16.13%) DHCP
15 10 (16.13%) TCP/IP
16 9 (14.52%) SLA
16 9 (14.52%) Exchange Server 2010
16 9 (14.52%) Security Cleared
16 9 (14.52%) Driving Licence
16 9 (14.52%) Windows 10

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 49 (79.03%) Skype for Business
2 15 (24.19%) SharePoint
3 13 (20.97%) MS Exchange
4 9 (14.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (8.06%) IBM Notes
6 3 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.61%) Apache Spark
7 1 (1.61%) Drupal
7 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (3.23%) Chatbot
4 1 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 47 (75.81%) Office 365
2 26 (41.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (11.29%) IaaS
4 5 (8.06%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (8.06%) SaaS
5 2 (3.23%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.61%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 17 (27.42%) DNS
1 17 (27.42%) VPN
1 17 (27.42%) WAN
2 16 (25.81%) LAN
3 10 (16.13%) DHCP
3 10 (16.13%) TCP/IP
4 5 (8.06%) Firewall
4 5 (8.06%) VoIP
4 5 (8.06%) WLAN
5 4 (6.45%) Unified Communications
6 3 (4.84%) Internet
7 2 (3.23%) PBX
7 2 (3.23%) SAN
7 2 (3.23%) Softswitch
8 1 (1.61%) H.323
8 1 (1.61%) LDAP
8 1 (1.61%) MGCP
8 1 (1.61%) SSL
8 1 (1.61%) VLAN
8 1 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.23%) Power BI
1 2 (3.23%) Relational Database
1 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.61%) Maven
General
1 5 (8.06%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.84%) Back Office
2 3 (4.84%) Billing
3 2 (3.23%) Finance
3 2 (3.23%) Law
3 2 (3.23%) Legal
4 1 (1.61%) Advertising
4 1 (1.61%) Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (29.03%) Analyst
2 14 (22.58%) Service Analyst
3 13 (20.97%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (11.29%) Active Directory Analyst
4 7 (11.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (11.29%) IT Support
5 6 (9.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 6 (9.68%) Microsoft Engineer
5 6 (9.68%) Support Engineer
6 5 (8.06%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (8.06%) Deployment Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (6.45%) Citrix Analyst
7 4 (6.45%) Developer
7 4 (6.45%) IT Manager
7 4 (6.45%) IT Support Manager
7 4 (6.45%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) Support Manager
8 3 (4.84%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.23%) Web Services
2 1 (1.61%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.61%) CSS
2 1 (1.61%) Hibernate
2 1 (1.61%) HTML
2 1 (1.61%) JSON
2 1 (1.61%) REST
2 1 (1.61%) RESTful
2 1 (1.61%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.52%) Driving Licence
2 6 (9.68%) Client/Server
2 6 (9.68%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (4.84%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.23%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.23%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.23%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.61%) Fintech
5 1 (1.61%) iPad
5 1 (1.61%) iPhone
5 1 (1.61%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 44 (70.97%) Windows
2 23 (37.10%) Windows Server
3 16 (25.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (24.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (19.35%) Windows 7
6 9 (14.52%) Windows 10
7 4 (6.45%) Windows 8
8 3 (4.84%) Linux
8 3 (4.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (4.84%) Unix
8 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (3.23%) Android
9 2 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (32.26%) ITIL
2 6 (9.68%) Kalman Filter
2 6 (9.68%) Mobile Device Management
3 5 (8.06%) Service Delivery
4 4 (6.45%) Problem Management
5 3 (4.84%) Analytics
5 3 (4.84%) Data Analytics
5 3 (4.84%) IT Strategy
5 3 (4.84%) Machine Learning
5 3 (4.84%) Predictive Analytics
5 3 (4.84%) Presales
6 2 (3.23%) Android Development
6 2 (3.23%) Computer Vision
6 2 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.23%) Incident Management
6 2 (3.23%) iOS Development
6 2 (3.23%) Line Management
6 2 (3.23%) Mentoring
6 2 (3.23%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.35%) SQL
2 5 (8.06%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.84%) PHP
3 3 (4.84%) Python
3 3 (4.84%) VB
3 3 (4.84%) VBScript
4 2 (3.23%) Java
4 2 (3.23%) R
5 1 (1.61%) Apple Swift
5 1 (1.61%) C#
5 1 (1.61%) Groovy
5 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.61%) MATLAB
5 1 (1.61%) Objective-C
5 1 (1.61%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (14.52%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.45%) MCSA
4 3 (4.84%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (4.84%) Degree
4 3 (4.84%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.61%) MCP
5 1 (1.61%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.52%) SLA
2 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 38 (61.29%) Active Directory
2 16 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (19.35%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.84%) vSphere
5 1 (1.61%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.61%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.61%) Xen
5 1 (1.61%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (12.90%) SCCM
2 1 (1.61%) EdgeSight
2 1 (1.61%) Nagios
2 1 (1.61%) SCOM
2 1 (1.61%) SCSM
2 1 (1.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.61%) WSUS
Vendors
1 34 (54.84%) Microsoft
2 22 (35.48%) Citrix
3 17 (27.42%) VMware
4 8 (12.90%) Cisco
5 6 (9.68%) HP
6 5 (8.06%) Lotus
7 3 (4.84%) Mitel
7 3 (4.84%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.23%) Avaya
8 2 (3.23%) BroadSoft
8 2 (3.23%) Sonus
9 1 (1.61%) Apple
9 1 (1.61%) Blue Coat
9 1 (1.61%) CA
9 1 (1.61%) Dell
9 1 (1.61%) IBM
9 1 (1.61%) Polycom
9 1 (1.61%) Samsung
9 1 (1.61%) Wyse