Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype
England > North West
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 273 311 332
Rank change year-on-year +38 +21 +9
Permanent jobs citing Skype 79 61 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.70% 0.46% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.01% 3.18% 2.16%
Number of salaries quoted 71 52 38
North West median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £31,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +12.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £19,500 £18,500 £16,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £60,000 £56,625
England median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -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 1,969 1,918 1,902
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.56% 14.61% 15.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1,629 1,539 1,557
North West median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,450 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £56,100
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £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 15 December 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 15 December 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 +12 42 £37,500 - 8
Cheshire +28 17 £26,503 +24.72% 3
Lancashire +11 10 £20,750 -7.78% 2
Merseyside +10 10 £32,500 +8.33% 1
Skype
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 53 (67.09%) Skype for Business
2 52 (65.82%) Microsoft
3 46 (58.23%) Windows
4 44 (55.70%) Active Directory
5 33 (41.77%) ITIL
6 32 (40.51%) Office 365
7 27 (34.18%) Microsoft Azure
8 26 (32.91%) Firewall
9 25 (31.65%) VoIP
10 24 (30.38%) SharePoint
11 23 (29.11%) MS Exchange
12 20 (25.32%) SQL
13 19 (24.05%) Cisco
14 17 (21.52%) TCP/IP
14 17 (21.52%) Microsoft Office
15 16 (20.25%) Linux
15 16 (20.25%) SCCM
15 16 (20.25%) Windows 10
15 16 (20.25%) Windows Server
16 15 (18.99%) DHCP
16 15 (18.99%) MPLS
16 15 (18.99%) Service Management
17 14 (17.72%) VPN
17 14 (17.72%) DNS
17 14 (17.72%) Problem-Solving
18 13 (16.46%) Citrix
18 13 (16.46%) VMware
18 13 (16.46%) Hyper-V
19 12 (15.19%) Windows Server 2012
19 12 (15.19%) Microsoft Certification

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 53 (67.09%) Skype for Business
2 24 (30.38%) SharePoint
3 23 (29.11%) MS Exchange
4 8 (10.13%) IIS
5 5 (6.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (6.33%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (2.53%) WordPress
8 1 (1.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.27%) CMS
8 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 17 (21.52%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (8.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.53%) Elite 3E
2 2 (2.53%) Magento
2 2 (2.53%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 32 (40.51%) Office 365
2 27 (34.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (10.13%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (6.33%) IaaS
5 4 (5.06%) GitHub
5 4 (5.06%) Mimecast
6 2 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (1.27%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 26 (32.91%) Firewall
2 25 (31.65%) VoIP
3 17 (21.52%) TCP/IP
4 15 (18.99%) DHCP
4 15 (18.99%) MPLS
5 14 (17.72%) DNS
5 14 (17.72%) VPN
6 10 (12.66%) LAN
7 8 (10.13%) VLAN
8 7 (8.86%) Wireless
9 6 (7.59%) iSCSI
9 6 (7.59%) NetScaler
9 6 (7.59%) SAN
10 5 (6.33%) WAN
11 4 (5.06%) Unified Communications
11 4 (5.06%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (3.80%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (3.80%) Remote Desktop
13 2 (2.53%) PBX
13 2 (2.53%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.39%) Power BI
1 9 (11.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (7.59%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.06%) MySQL
3 4 (5.06%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 9 (11.39%) Telecoms
2 7 (8.86%) Finance
2 7 (8.86%) German Language
2 7 (8.86%) Retail
3 5 (6.33%) Dutch Language
3 5 (6.33%) French Language
4 4 (5.06%) Law
4 4 (5.06%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.80%) Italian Language
6 2 (2.53%) Legal
6 2 (2.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (16.46%) IT Support
2 12 (15.19%) 2nd Line Support
3 9 (11.39%) Analyst
4 8 (10.13%) Support Engineer
5 7 (8.86%) Administrator
5 7 (8.86%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (7.59%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 6 (7.59%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 6 (7.59%) Network Administrator
6 6 (7.59%) Telecoms Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) IT Analyst
7 5 (6.33%) IT Assistant
7 5 (6.33%) Service Desk Assistant
7 5 (6.33%) Support Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) Developer
8 4 (5.06%) IT Support Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) PHP Developer
8 4 (5.06%) Service Desk Engineer
8 4 (5.06%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.06%) Ajax
1 4 (5.06%) CSS
1 4 (5.06%) HTML
1 4 (5.06%) jQuery
1 4 (5.06%) Laravel
1 4 (5.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 3 (3.80%) Node.js
3 1 (1.27%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.39%) Blackberry
1 9 (11.39%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (6.33%) IVR
3 3 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.80%) Life Science
3 3 (3.80%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.53%) iPhone
5 1 (1.27%) iPad
5 1 (1.27%) PKI
5 1 (1.27%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 46 (58.23%) Windows
2 16 (20.25%) Linux
2 16 (20.25%) Windows 10
2 16 (20.25%) Windows Server
3 12 (15.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (12.66%) Android
4 10 (12.66%) Windows 7
4 10 (12.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (8.86%) Apple iOS
5 7 (8.86%) Windows 8
6 4 (5.06%) Mac OS
7 3 (3.80%) SUSE
8 2 (2.53%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (41.77%) ITIL
2 15 (18.99%) Service Management
3 14 (17.72%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (12.66%) Business Continuity
5 9 (11.39%) Change Management
6 7 (8.86%) Change Control
6 7 (8.86%) CRM
7 6 (7.59%) Business Continuity Management
7 6 (7.59%) Converged Infrastructure
7 6 (7.59%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (7.59%) Incident Management
7 6 (7.59%) Proactive Monitoring
7 6 (7.59%) Storage Management
8 5 (6.33%) Identity Management
8 5 (6.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 5 (6.33%) ITIL V3
8 5 (6.33%) ITSM
8 5 (6.33%) Line Management
8 5 (6.33%) Problem Management
9 4 (5.06%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 20 (25.32%) SQL
2 6 (7.59%) PowerShell
2 6 (7.59%) VBScript
3 4 (5.06%) JavaScript
3 4 (5.06%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (15.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (6.33%) HNC
3 4 (5.06%) CCNA
3 4 (5.06%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (5.06%) MCSE
4 3 (3.80%) Degree
4 3 (3.80%) MCSA
5 2 (2.53%) CISA
5 2 (2.53%) CISM
5 2 (2.53%) CISSP
5 2 (2.53%) CRISC
5 2 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.53%) MOS
5 2 (2.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (2.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.27%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.27%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.39%) SLA
2 5 (6.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (5.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.53%) COBIT
4 2 (2.53%) GDPR
4 2 (2.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 44 (55.70%) Active Directory
2 13 (16.46%) Hyper-V
3 6 (7.59%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 6 (7.59%) XenDesktop
4 4 (5.06%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (5.06%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.53%) VMware NSX
5 2 (2.53%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (20.25%) SCCM
2 6 (7.59%) FortiGate
2 6 (7.59%) SCOM
2 6 (7.59%) vCenter Server
3 5 (6.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 5 (6.33%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (5.06%) SCVMM
5 3 (3.80%) DameWare
6 2 (2.53%) SCOrch
6 2 (2.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (2.53%) vRealize
6 2 (2.53%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (1.27%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 52 (65.82%) Microsoft
2 19 (24.05%) Cisco
3 13 (16.46%) Citrix
3 13 (16.46%) VMware
4 11 (13.92%) Veeam
5 9 (11.39%) Dell
6 7 (8.86%) Avaya
6 7 (8.86%) Mitel
7 6 (7.59%) EMC
7 6 (7.59%) Extreme Networks
7 6 (7.59%) Nortel
8 5 (6.33%) Apple
8 5 (6.33%) MobileIron
8 5 (6.33%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (5.06%) HP
9 4 (5.06%) Tableau
10 3 (3.80%) Clearswift
10 3 (3.80%) IronPort
10 3 (3.80%) Micro Focus
10 3 (3.80%) NetApp