Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype
England > North West
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 276 297 325
Rank change year-on-year +21 +28 +34
Permanent jobs citing Skype 84 72 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.69% 0.55% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.65% 3.50% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 75 67 16
North West median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £33,875
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +18.08% -15.31%
10th Percentile £22,500 £20,325 £17,250
90th Percentile £56,500 £56,250 £54,375
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 1,807 2,059 1,789
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.88% 15.63% 15.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1,461 1,659 1,489
North West median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +1.33%
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 14 August 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 14 August 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 63 £38,750 -3.13% 7
Cheshire -8 17 £26,503 +39.49% 1
Merseyside +18 2 £30,000 -27.27% 2
Lancashire +4 2 £23,969 +6.53%
Skype
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 57 (67.86%) Microsoft
2 56 (66.67%) Skype for Business
3 50 (59.52%) Office 365
4 44 (52.38%) Windows
5 37 (44.05%) Microsoft Azure
6 33 (39.29%) SharePoint
7 32 (38.10%) ITIL
8 29 (34.52%) SQL Server
8 29 (34.52%) MS Exchange
9 26 (30.95%) Active Directory
10 25 (29.76%) Microsoft Certification
10 25 (29.76%) SQL
11 24 (28.57%) Service Management
12 21 (25.00%) Hyper-V
12 21 (25.00%) Windows Server
13 20 (23.81%) VMware
14 18 (21.43%) SLA
15 17 (20.24%) TCP/IP
15 17 (20.24%) Windows Server 2008
16 16 (19.05%) Problem Management
16 16 (19.05%) IaaS
16 16 (19.05%) CRM
16 16 (19.05%) Firewall
17 15 (17.86%) Migration
17 15 (17.86%) Veeam
17 15 (17.86%) ITIL V3
17 15 (17.86%) Retail
18 14 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
18 14 (16.67%) Change Management
19 13 (15.48%) Microsoft Office

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 56 (66.67%) Skype for Business
2 33 (39.29%) SharePoint
3 29 (34.52%) MS Exchange
4 14 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (13.10%) Exchange Server 2007
5 11 (13.10%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (3.57%) IIS
7 3 (3.57%) Umbraco
8 1 (1.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.19%) Confluence
Applications
1 13 (15.48%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (15.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.19%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 50 (59.52%) Office 365
2 37 (44.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (19.05%) IaaS
4 4 (4.76%) GitHub
4 4 (4.76%) OneDrive
5 3 (3.57%) Slack
6 2 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 17 (20.24%) TCP/IP
2 16 (19.05%) Firewall
3 13 (15.48%) VLAN
3 13 (15.48%) VPN
4 9 (10.71%) DNS
5 8 (9.52%) DHCP
6 7 (8.33%) Unified Communications
7 4 (4.76%) LAN
7 4 (4.76%) VoIP
7 4 (4.76%) WAN
8 3 (3.57%) PBX
8 3 (3.57%) WebEx
9 2 (2.38%) ADSL
9 2 (2.38%) MPLS
9 2 (2.38%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (2.38%) VSAN
9 2 (2.38%) WLAN
10 1 (1.19%) 4G
10 1 (1.19%) NetScaler
10 1 (1.19%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (34.52%) SQL Server
2 11 (13.10%) Relational Database
3 10 (11.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (4.76%) MySQL
6 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (1.19%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (3.57%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.19%) JIRA
General
1 15 (17.86%) Retail
2 5 (5.95%) Finance
2 5 (5.95%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.57%) Advertising
3 3 (3.57%) Legal
3 3 (3.57%) Marketing
3 3 (3.57%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.38%) Back Office
4 2 (2.38%) Billing
4 2 (2.38%) Law
5 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (14.29%) IT Manager
2 11 (13.10%) Service Manager
3 10 (11.90%) Analyst
4 8 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (9.52%) IT Support
5 7 (8.33%) Support Engineer
6 6 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (7.14%) Developer
6 6 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
6 6 (7.14%) IT Infrastructure Manager
6 6 (7.14%) Unified Communications Engineer
7 5 (5.95%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (5.95%) Infrastructure Support
7 5 (5.95%) IT Services Manager
7 5 (5.95%) Operations Engineer
8 4 (4.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 4 (4.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 4 (4.76%) PHP Developer
8 4 (4.76%) Service Analyst
8 4 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.76%) .NET
1 4 (4.76%) Ajax
1 4 (4.76%) CSS
1 4 (4.76%) HTML
1 4 (4.76%) jQuery
1 4 (4.76%) Laravel
1 4 (4.76%) Node.js
1 4 (4.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (2.38%) JSON
2 2 (2.38%) Redux
2 2 (2.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.52%) Replication
2 7 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (5.95%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.57%) NHS
4 3 (3.57%) Social Media
5 2 (2.38%) Clustering
5 2 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.38%) iPhone
5 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.19%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.19%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Licensing
6 1 (1.19%) User Experience
6 1 (1.19%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 44 (52.38%) Windows
2 21 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 17 (20.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (11.90%) Linux
6 7 (8.33%) Windows 7
7 6 (7.14%) Windows 10
8 4 (4.76%) Ubuntu
9 2 (2.38%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.19%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.19%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.19%) SUSE
10 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (38.10%) ITIL
2 24 (28.57%) Service Management
3 16 (19.05%) CRM
3 16 (19.05%) Problem Management
4 15 (17.86%) ITIL V3
4 15 (17.86%) Migration
5 14 (16.67%) Change Management
6 13 (15.48%) Incident Management
7 12 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
7 12 (14.29%) Service Delivery
8 11 (13.10%) ITSM
9 10 (11.90%) Line Management
9 10 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 9 (10.71%) Mentoring
11 8 (9.52%) Network Design
11 8 (9.52%) Technical Architecture
12 7 (8.33%) MVC
13 6 (7.14%) People Management
13 6 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (29.76%) SQL
2 9 (10.71%) T-SQL
3 4 (4.76%) JavaScript
3 4 (4.76%) PHP
4 3 (3.57%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.38%) C#
Qualifications
1 25 (29.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (13.10%) HNC
3 8 (9.52%) MCSE
4 6 (7.14%) Degree
4 6 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (7.14%) MCSA
5 4 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (3.57%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.19%) CCNA
8 1 (1.19%) CCNP
8 1 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.19%) MCP
8 1 (1.19%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (21.43%) SLA
2 2 (2.38%) GDPR
2 2 (2.38%) ISO 14001
2 2 (2.38%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.19%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.19%) PMO
System Software
1 26 (30.95%) Active Directory
2 21 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 12 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (11.90%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.38%) VMware NSX
5 2 (2.38%) vSphere
6 1 (1.19%) XenApp
6 1 (1.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (15.48%) SCCM
2 10 (11.90%) SCVMM
3 8 (9.52%) Backup Exec
3 8 (9.52%) Failover Clustering
4 4 (4.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (4.76%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (3.57%) SCOM
6 2 (2.38%) SCOrch
6 2 (2.38%) vRealize
6 2 (2.38%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 1 (1.19%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (1.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.19%) ThinApp
7 1 (1.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 57 (67.86%) Microsoft
2 20 (23.81%) VMware
3 15 (17.86%) Veeam
4 13 (15.48%) Cisco
5 9 (10.71%) Mitel
6 7 (8.33%) Citrix
7 4 (4.76%) Capita
8 3 (3.57%) HP
8 3 (3.57%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.38%) Acme Packet
9 2 (2.38%) Micro Focus
9 2 (2.38%) NetApp
9 2 (2.38%) Sonus
10 1 (1.19%) Atlassian
10 1 (1.19%) Fortinet
10 1 (1.19%) IronPort
10 1 (1.19%) Meraki
10 1 (1.19%) NetIQ
10 1 (1.19%) Polycom
10 1 (1.19%) Sophos