Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype
England > North West
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 297 284 324
Rank change year-on-year -13 +40 +36
Permanent jobs citing Skype 75 74 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.61% 0.60% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.62% 4.06% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 61 70 16
North West median annual salary £32,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.53% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £22,500 £25,750 £18,125
90th Percentile £52,500 £55,125 £54,125
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +9.76%

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 1,625 1,821 1,667
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.21% 14.73% 14.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1,275 1,421 1,387
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £23,250 £21,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%

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 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 25 May 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 +1 49 £35,000 -26.32% 23
Cheshire -19 19 £26,000 -5.45% 5
Merseyside +6 7 £30,000 -27.27% 2
Skype
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 59 (78.67%) Microsoft
2 51 (68.00%) Windows
3 50 (66.67%) Skype for Business
4 47 (62.67%) Office 365
5 31 (41.33%) MS Exchange
5 31 (41.33%) Windows Server
6 28 (37.33%) Active Directory
6 28 (37.33%) Microsoft Azure
7 26 (34.67%) Hyper-V
8 25 (33.33%) ITIL
9 24 (32.00%) SQL Server
9 24 (32.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 24 (32.00%) SCCM
10 19 (25.33%) Security Cleared
10 19 (25.33%) SQL
10 19 (25.33%) SharePoint
10 19 (25.33%) VMware
11 18 (24.00%) Firewall
11 18 (24.00%) VPN
11 18 (24.00%) IaaS
12 16 (21.33%) VMware Infrastructure
12 16 (21.33%) DNS
13 15 (20.00%) Retail
13 15 (20.00%) Problem Management
14 14 (18.67%) VLAN
14 14 (18.67%) Windows Server 2008
14 14 (18.67%) Mentoring
14 14 (18.67%) Microsoft Office
14 14 (18.67%) Cisco
15 13 (17.33%) TCP/IP

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 (66.67%) Skype for Business
2 31 (41.33%) MS Exchange
3 19 (25.33%) SharePoint
4 11 (14.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (9.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (6.67%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.33%) Confluence
7 1 (1.33%) IIS
7 1 (1.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (18.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (9.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.33%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 47 (62.67%) Office 365
2 28 (37.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (24.00%) IaaS
4 4 (5.33%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.33%) Google App Engine
5 1 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.33%) Sage Pay
5 1 (1.33%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 18 (24.00%) Firewall
1 18 (24.00%) VPN
2 16 (21.33%) DNS
3 14 (18.67%) VLAN
4 13 (17.33%) LAN
4 13 (17.33%) TCP/IP
5 12 (16.00%) WAN
6 10 (13.33%) Unified Communications
6 10 (13.33%) WLAN
7 6 (8.00%) Reverse Proxy
8 5 (6.67%) PBX
9 4 (5.33%) DHCP
10 3 (4.00%) VoIP
11 1 (1.33%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (1.33%) NetScaler
11 1 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (32.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (8.00%) Relational Database
4 5 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.33%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.33%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Bitbucket
1 1 (1.33%) JIRA
1 1 (1.33%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (1.33%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (20.00%) Retail
2 9 (12.00%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.67%) Legal
4 4 (5.33%) Retail Banking
5 3 (4.00%) Advertising
6 2 (2.67%) Finance
6 2 (2.67%) Law
7 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (16.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 9 (12.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 9 (12.00%) IT Manager
2 9 (12.00%) Operations Engineer
3 8 (10.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (10.67%) Support Engineer
4 7 (9.33%) Release Manager
4 7 (9.33%) Service Manager
5 6 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (8.00%) Analyst
5 6 (8.00%) Infrastructure Manager
5 6 (8.00%) IT Infrastructure Manager
6 5 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support
7 4 (5.33%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (5.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Lync Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Office 365 Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Service Desk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.33%) Software Packaging
2 4 (5.33%) .NET
3 2 (2.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (2.67%) JSON
3 2 (2.67%) Redux
3 2 (2.67%) Web Services
4 1 (1.33%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.33%) GWT
4 1 (1.33%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.00%) Video Conferencing
2 7 (9.33%) Replication
3 6 (8.00%) Clustering
3 6 (8.00%) Driving Licence
4 5 (6.67%) Client/Server
5 3 (4.00%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.00%) Social Media
6 2 (2.67%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.33%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.33%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Licensing
7 1 (1.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 51 (68.00%) Windows
2 31 (41.33%) Windows Server
3 14 (18.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (8.00%) Windows 7
6 5 (6.67%) Windows 10
7 3 (4.00%) Linux
8 2 (2.67%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.33%) Android
9 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.33%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.33%) SUSE
9 1 (1.33%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (33.33%) ITIL
2 15 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 14 (18.67%) Mentoring
4 12 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (14.67%) Service Delivery
6 10 (13.33%) ITIL V3
6 10 (13.33%) Migration
6 10 (13.33%) Service Management
7 9 (12.00%) CRM
7 9 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (12.00%) Time Management
8 7 (9.33%) Application Packaging
8 7 (9.33%) Network Design
8 7 (9.33%) Practice Management
8 7 (9.33%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (9.33%) Security Patching
8 7 (9.33%) Software Deployment
8 7 (9.33%) Technical Architecture
8 7 (9.33%) Workflow
9 6 (8.00%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (25.33%) SQL
2 8 (10.67%) T-SQL
3 7 (9.33%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.00%) C#
5 1 (1.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 24 (32.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (25.33%) Security Cleared
3 10 (13.33%) Degree
4 8 (10.67%) MCSA
4 8 (10.67%) MCSE
4 8 (10.67%) SC Cleared
5 5 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (6.67%) HNC
6 3 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.33%) MCP
7 1 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.00%) SLA
2 2 (2.67%) ISO 14001
2 2 (2.67%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.33%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.33%) PMO
System Software
1 28 (37.33%) Active Directory
2 26 (34.67%) Hyper-V
3 16 (21.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.33%) XenApp
5 1 (1.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (32.00%) SCCM
2 7 (9.33%) Backup Exec
2 7 (9.33%) Failover Clustering
2 7 (9.33%) SCOM
3 5 (6.67%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.33%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 59 (78.67%) Microsoft
2 19 (25.33%) VMware
3 14 (18.67%) Cisco
4 8 (10.67%) Remedy
4 8 (10.67%) Veeam
5 7 (9.33%) BMC
5 7 (9.33%) Mitel
6 6 (8.00%) Acme Packet
6 6 (8.00%) Citrix
6 6 (8.00%) SolarWinds
6 6 (8.00%) Sonus
7 2 (2.67%) Sage
8 1 (1.33%) Clearswift
8 1 (1.33%) HP
8 1 (1.33%) IronPort
8 1 (1.33%) Micro Focus
8 1 (1.33%) NetApp
8 1 (1.33%) NetIQ
8 1 (1.33%) Novell
8 1 (1.33%) Sophos