Period
to 22 November 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 22 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype
England > North West
6 months to
22 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 217 268 314
Rank change year-on-year +51 +46 +9
Permanent jobs citing Skype 105 96 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.06% 0.82% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.35% 4.68% 3.34%
Number of salaries quoted 96 88 56
North West median annual salary £45,500 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +40.00% -7.14% +16.67%
10th Percentile £28,000 £19,500 £18,500
90th Percentile £68,366 £60,206 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -2.17% -3.16% +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 1,428 2,052 1,949
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.48% 17.46% 14.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1,134 1,697 1,561
North West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £23,500 £21,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £60,000
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 22 November 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 22 November 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 +62 86 £46,000 +16.46% 13
Merseyside +7 11 £30,000 -7.69% 2
Lancashire -21 5 £54,486 +159.45% 2
Cheshire +2 2 £27,500 +5.76% 4
Cumbria - 1 - -
Skype
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 88 (83.81%) Office 365
2 81 (77.14%) Skype for Business
3 60 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (46.67%) Mentoring
5 47 (44.76%) Coaching
5 47 (44.76%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 46 (43.81%) Microsoft
7 42 (40.00%) Intranet
8 23 (21.90%) Windows
9 22 (20.95%) User Experience
10 20 (19.05%) Active Directory
10 20 (19.05%) Azure
11 19 (18.10%) ITIL
12 18 (17.14%) Service Management
13 15 (14.29%) Project Management
13 15 (14.29%) Line Management
14 13 (12.38%) PowerShell
15 12 (11.43%) SharePoint
15 12 (11.43%) Service Delivery
15 12 (11.43%) ITSM
15 12 (11.43%) Decision-Making
15 12 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
15 12 (11.43%) Windows 10
16 11 (10.48%) Microsoft Office
16 11 (10.48%) Apple
16 11 (10.48%) Business Development
17 10 (9.52%) JIRA
17 10 (9.52%) QA
17 10 (9.52%) Citrix
17 10 (9.52%) Change Management

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 81 (77.14%) Skype for Business
2 12 (11.43%) SharePoint
3 7 (6.67%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.81%) Apache Solr
4 4 (3.81%) Confluence
4 4 (3.81%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (3.81%) IIS
5 2 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.95%) Umbraco
Applications
1 11 (10.48%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.95%) HipChat
2 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 88 (83.81%) Office 365
2 20 (19.05%) Azure
3 8 (7.62%) AWS
4 6 (5.71%) Slack
5 5 (4.76%) PaaS
6 4 (3.81%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (3.81%) GitHub
6 4 (3.81%) OneDrive
6 4 (3.81%) Yammer
7 3 (2.86%) SaaS
8 2 (1.90%) Serverless
9 1 (0.95%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.95%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.95%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
9 1 (0.95%) Dropbox
9 1 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.95%) GCP
9 1 (0.95%) IaaS
9 1 (0.95%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 42 (40.00%) Intranet
2 6 (5.71%) DNS
2 6 (5.71%) TCP/IP
2 6 (5.71%) VoIP
3 5 (4.76%) Unified Communications
3 5 (4.76%) Wireless
4 3 (2.86%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (2.86%) DHCP
4 3 (2.86%) IMAP
4 3 (2.86%) POP3
4 3 (2.86%) SMTP
4 3 (2.86%) VPN
5 2 (1.90%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.90%) LAN
5 2 (1.90%) VLAN
5 2 (1.90%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.95%) GoToMeeting
6 1 (0.95%) Internet
6 1 (0.95%) MPLS
6 1 (0.95%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.86%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.95%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 10 (9.52%) JIRA
2 5 (4.76%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.81%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (3.81%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.90%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.95%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.95%) Selenium
General
1 8 (7.62%) Finance
2 4 (3.81%) Advertising
2 4 (3.81%) Public Sector
3 2 (1.90%) Banking
3 2 (1.90%) Housing Association
3 2 (1.90%) Marketing
4 1 (0.95%) Back Office
4 1 (0.95%) Legal
4 1 (0.95%) Local Government
4 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.95%) Retail
4 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (11.43%) Development Manager
2 11 (10.48%) Service Manager
3 10 (9.52%) Support Engineer
4 9 (8.57%) Analyst
4 9 (8.57%) Business Development Manager
4 9 (8.57%) Business Manager
4 9 (8.57%) New Business Development Manager
4 9 (8.57%) Project Manager
5 7 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (6.67%) Digital Project Manager
5 7 (6.67%) Support Analyst
6 6 (5.71%) Senior Manager
7 5 (4.76%) Developer
8 4 (3.81%) .NET Developer
8 4 (3.81%) Architect
8 4 (3.81%) C# Developer
8 4 (3.81%) IT Manager
8 4 (3.81%) Junior
8 4 (3.81%) Lead Project Manager
8 4 (3.81%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.76%) .NET
1 5 (4.76%) ASP.NET
1 5 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
1 5 (4.76%) RESTful
2 4 (3.81%) .NET Core
2 4 (3.81%) CSS
2 4 (3.81%) HTML
2 4 (3.81%) Ruby on Rails
2 4 (3.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (2.86%) LDAP
3 3 (2.86%) MAPI
4 2 (1.90%) JSON
4 2 (1.90%) SAML
4 2 (1.90%) Web Services
5 1 (0.95%) Apache Cordova
5 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.95%) React
5 1 (0.95%) Velocity
5 1 (0.95%) WCF
5 1 (0.95%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (20.95%) User Experience
2 7 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.67%) iPad
2 7 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.81%) N-Tier
4 4 (3.81%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.86%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.90%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.90%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.95%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.95%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.95%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (21.90%) Windows
2 12 (11.43%) Windows 10
3 6 (5.71%) Android
4 4 (3.81%) Linux
4 4 (3.81%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.86%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.90%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.95%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (46.67%) Mentoring
3 47 (44.76%) Coaching
3 47 (44.76%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 19 (18.10%) ITIL
5 18 (17.14%) Service Management
6 15 (14.29%) Line Management
6 15 (14.29%) Project Management
7 12 (11.43%) Decision-Making
7 12 (11.43%) ITSM
7 12 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
7 12 (11.43%) Service Delivery
8 11 (10.48%) Business Development
9 10 (9.52%) Change Management
10 9 (8.57%) Creative Thinking
10 9 (8.57%) Test Automation
11 8 (7.62%) Acceptance Criteria
11 8 (7.62%) SDLC
12 7 (6.67%) DevOps
13 6 (5.71%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (12.38%) PowerShell
2 5 (4.76%) C#
2 5 (4.76%) JavaScript
3 4 (3.81%) Ruby
3 4 (3.81%) SQL
4 2 (1.90%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.95%) C
5 1 (0.95%) PHP
5 1 (0.95%) PHP 7
5 1 (0.95%) TypeScript
5 1 (0.95%) VB
5 1 (0.95%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (1.90%) Degree
1 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.95%) CCNP
2 1 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (0.95%) MCSA
2 1 (0.95%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.52%) QA
2 9 (8.57%) SLA
3 6 (5.71%) PMO
4 1 (0.95%) BS7799
4 1 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (19.05%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.86%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
3 2 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.95%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (7.62%) SCCM
2 6 (5.71%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (2.86%) AirWatch
3 3 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (2.86%) SCOM
3 3 (2.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (1.90%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.90%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.90%) Puppet
4 2 (1.90%) Terraform
5 1 (0.95%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 46 (43.81%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.48%) Apple
3 10 (9.52%) Citrix
4 9 (8.57%) Cisco
5 5 (4.76%) Polycom
6 4 (3.81%) Atlassian
6 4 (3.81%) Mitel
6 4 (3.81%) Sonus
7 3 (2.86%) IronPort
7 3 (2.86%) McAfee
7 3 (2.86%) MobileIron
7 3 (2.86%) Proofpoint
7 3 (2.86%) RightFax
7 3 (2.86%) Symantec
7 3 (2.86%) Veritas
7 3 (2.86%) VMware
8 2 (1.90%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.90%) Genesys
8 2 (1.90%) Oracle
9 1 (0.95%) SAP