Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype
England > North West
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 265 299 331
Rank change year-on-year +34 +32 +22
Permanent jobs citing Skype 92 65 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.78% 0.51% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.60% 3.33% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 87 57 25
North West median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £25,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +37.25% -32.00%
10th Percentile £21,250 £18,500 £17,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £52,300 £55,250
England median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.16% +5.56% +2.27%

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 1,999 1,953 1,911
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 16.99% 15.27% 15.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1,624 1,565 1,593
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £57,500
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 19 October 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 19 October 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 +30 61 £37,500 - 9
Cheshire +6 14 £25,500 +34.21% 5
Merseyside +15 9 £32,500 -21.21% 5
Lancashire +10 8 £20,750 -7.78% 2
Skype
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 66 (71.74%) Microsoft
2 59 (64.13%) Skype for Business
3 53 (57.61%) Windows
4 45 (48.91%) Office 365
5 40 (43.48%) Microsoft Azure
5 40 (43.48%) Active Directory
6 36 (39.13%) ITIL
6 36 (39.13%) SharePoint
7 34 (36.96%) MS Exchange
8 30 (32.61%) SQL
9 27 (29.35%) Firewall
10 24 (26.09%) Hyper-V
10 24 (26.09%) Windows Server
11 23 (25.00%) VMware
12 20 (21.74%) Service Management
13 19 (20.65%) SQL Server
13 19 (20.65%) Microsoft Certification
13 19 (20.65%) Windows Server 2008
14 18 (19.57%) Microsoft Office
15 17 (18.48%) VoIP
15 17 (18.48%) Cisco
15 17 (18.48%) SCCM
15 17 (18.48%) Veeam
15 17 (18.48%) Windows Server 2012
16 16 (17.39%) TCP/IP
16 16 (17.39%) Linux
17 15 (16.30%) SLA
17 15 (16.30%) Windows 10
18 14 (15.22%) Problem-Solving
18 14 (15.22%) CRM

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 59 (64.13%) Skype for Business
2 36 (39.13%) SharePoint
3 34 (36.96%) MS Exchange
4 10 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (10.87%) SharePoint Server
5 7 (7.61%) IIS
6 5 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (3.26%) Umbraco
8 1 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.09%) WordPress
Applications
1 18 (19.57%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (13.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.17%) Elite 3E
3 1 (1.09%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 45 (48.91%) Office 365
2 40 (43.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (14.13%) IaaS
4 5 (5.43%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (5.43%) GitHub
5 3 (3.26%) Slack
6 2 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (2.17%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 27 (29.35%) Firewall
2 17 (18.48%) VoIP
3 16 (17.39%) TCP/IP
4 14 (15.22%) DHCP
4 14 (15.22%) VPN
5 13 (14.13%) DNS
5 13 (14.13%) MPLS
6 12 (13.04%) VLAN
7 7 (7.61%) Unified Communications
8 6 (6.52%) WAN
8 6 (6.52%) Wireless
9 5 (5.43%) iSCSI
9 5 (5.43%) LAN
9 5 (5.43%) NetScaler
9 5 (5.43%) SAN
10 4 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (3.26%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (3.26%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (3.26%) WebEx
12 2 (2.17%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (20.65%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.78%) Relational Database
2 9 (9.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (6.52%) Power BI
3 6 (6.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (5.43%) MySQL
4 5 (5.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (3.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (13.04%) Retail
2 5 (5.43%) Finance
3 4 (4.35%) German Language
4 3 (3.26%) Dutch Language
4 3 (3.26%) French Language
4 3 (3.26%) Italian Language
4 3 (3.26%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.17%) Advertising
5 2 (2.17%) Back Office
5 2 (2.17%) Billing
5 2 (2.17%) Law
5 2 (2.17%) Legal
5 2 (2.17%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (15.22%) IT Support
2 11 (11.96%) Analyst
3 10 (10.87%) Support Engineer
4 9 (9.78%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 6 (6.52%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (6.52%) Administrator
6 6 (6.52%) IT Manager
6 6 (6.52%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (5.43%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 5 (5.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) Developer
7 5 (5.43%) IT Analyst
7 5 (5.43%) IT Assistant
7 5 (5.43%) Network Administrator
7 5 (5.43%) PHP Developer
7 5 (5.43%) Service Desk Assistant
7 5 (5.43%) Service Manager
8 4 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.43%) Ajax
1 5 (5.43%) CSS
1 5 (5.43%) HTML
1 5 (5.43%) jQuery
1 5 (5.43%) Laravel
1 5 (5.43%) Node.js
1 5 (5.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (2.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.04%) Video Conferencing
2 7 (7.61%) Blackberry
3 5 (5.43%) Replication
4 3 (3.26%) NHS
5 2 (2.17%) iPhone
5 2 (2.17%) Social Media
5 2 (2.17%) User Experience
6 1 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.09%) Life Science
6 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.09%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 53 (57.61%) Windows
2 24 (26.09%) Windows Server
3 19 (20.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (18.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (17.39%) Linux
6 15 (16.30%) Windows 10
7 8 (8.70%) Android
8 5 (5.43%) Apple iOS
8 5 (5.43%) Windows 7
8 5 (5.43%) Windows 8
9 4 (4.35%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.09%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (39.13%) ITIL
2 20 (21.74%) Service Management
3 14 (15.22%) CRM
3 14 (15.22%) Problem-Solving
4 13 (14.13%) Change Management
4 13 (14.13%) Incident Management
4 13 (14.13%) Problem Management
5 12 (13.04%) Migration
6 11 (11.96%) ITIL V3
7 10 (10.87%) ITSM
8 9 (9.78%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (9.78%) Line Management
9 8 (8.70%) Business Continuity
9 8 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 8 (8.70%) MVC
10 7 (7.61%) Change Control
11 6 (6.52%) Mentoring
11 6 (6.52%) People Management
11 6 (6.52%) Service Delivery
11 6 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (32.61%) SQL
2 6 (6.52%) PowerShell
3 5 (5.43%) JavaScript
3 5 (5.43%) PHP
3 5 (5.43%) T-SQL
3 5 (5.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (20.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (10.87%) HNC
3 6 (6.52%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (6.52%) MCSE
4 4 (4.35%) MCSA
4 4 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (2.17%) MOS
5 2 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.09%) CCNA
6 1 (1.09%) CCNP
6 1 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.09%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (16.30%) SLA
2 5 (5.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (3.26%) GDPR
4 2 (2.17%) ISO 14001
4 2 (2.17%) ISO 9001
4 2 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (1.09%) PMO
System Software
1 40 (43.48%) Active Directory
2 24 (26.09%) Hyper-V
3 10 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (9.78%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (6.52%) XenDesktop
6 5 (5.43%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 2 (2.17%) VMware NSX
7 2 (2.17%) vSphere
8 1 (1.09%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 17 (18.48%) SCCM
2 9 (9.78%) SCVMM
3 6 (6.52%) FortiGate
3 6 (6.52%) SCOM
4 5 (5.43%) Backup Exec
4 5 (5.43%) Failover Clustering
4 5 (5.43%) vCenter Server
5 4 (4.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (4.35%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (3.26%) DameWare
7 2 (2.17%) SCOrch
7 2 (2.17%) vRealize
7 2 (2.17%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (1.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (1.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (1.09%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 66 (71.74%) Microsoft
2 23 (25.00%) VMware
3 17 (18.48%) Cisco
3 17 (18.48%) Veeam
4 12 (13.04%) Citrix
5 9 (9.78%) Dell
6 6 (6.52%) Avaya
6 6 (6.52%) Mitel
7 5 (5.43%) EMC
7 5 (5.43%) Extreme Networks
7 5 (5.43%) HP
7 5 (5.43%) MobileIron
7 5 (5.43%) Nortel
8 3 (3.26%) Apple
8 3 (3.26%) Tableau
9 2 (2.17%) Intapp
9 2 (2.17%) Micro Focus
9 2 (2.17%) NetApp
9 2 (2.17%) Polycom
9 2 (2.17%) Remedy