Period
to 20 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 20 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype
England > South East
6 months to
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 395 84 329
Rank change year-on-year -311 +245 +44
Permanent jobs citing Skype 61 297 193
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.35% 3.63% 0.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.49% 18.49% 4.55%
Number of salaries quoted 53 273 166
10th Percentile £26,974 £32,500 £25,750
25th Percentile £39,750 £50,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +5.77% +9.47%
75th Percentile £70,000 £60,000 £63,750
90th Percentile " £67,500 £72,625
England median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -18.18% +22.22% -

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 South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2,445 1,606 4,245
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.12% 19.62% 16.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1,683 1,329 3,328
10th Percentile £25,750 £31,000 £25,500
25th Percentile £32,500 £36,750 £33,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £61,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £72,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +14.13% -3.16%

Skype
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Skype as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Skype in the South East

Skype
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Skype in the South East.

Salary trend for Skype in the South East

Skype
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Skype in the South East over the 6 months to 20 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Skype in the South East

Skype
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Skype within the South East region over the 6 months to 20 September 2021. 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
West Sussex -73 27 £60,000 +4.35% 2
Surrey -77 14 £42,000 -30.00% 1
Thames Valley -118 10 £25,967 -29.82% 2
Kent -33 8 - - 1
Berkshire -83 6 £40,000 +8.11%
Buckinghamshire -58 4 £24,000 -50.77% 1
Hampshire -136 2 £69,250 +91.03% 1
Skype
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 2021, 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 South East region with a requirement for Skype.

1 36 (59.02%) Azure
2 26 (42.62%) Microsoft 365
2 26 (42.62%) TypeScript
2 26 (42.62%) JavaScript
3 23 (37.70%) Windows
3 23 (37.70%) Active Directory
4 22 (36.07%) Microsoft
5 20 (32.79%) Skype for Business
6 17 (27.87%) Web Services
7 16 (26.23%) Client/Server
7 16 (26.23%) JMeter
7 16 (26.23%) QA
7 16 (26.23%) Performance Testing
7 16 (26.23%) Test Strategy
7 16 (26.23%) Enterprise Software
7 16 (26.23%) Grafana
7 16 (26.23%) BlazeMeter
7 16 (26.23%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 14 (22.95%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (21.31%) Social Skills
9 13 (21.31%) Windows 10
9 13 (21.31%) DNS
10 12 (19.67%) VPN
10 12 (19.67%) DHCP
10 12 (19.67%) SQL Server
10 12 (19.67%) Microsoft Office
10 12 (19.67%) Firewall
10 12 (19.67%) PaaS
10 12 (19.67%) IaaS
11 11 (18.03%) Wireless

Skype
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 20 (32.79%) Skype for Business
2 10 (16.39%) NServiceBus
3 6 (9.84%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.28%) CMS
5 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.64%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (19.67%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (13.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (13.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 36 (59.02%) Azure
2 26 (42.62%) Microsoft 365
3 16 (26.23%) BlazeMeter
4 12 (19.67%) IaaS
4 12 (19.67%) PaaS
5 10 (16.39%) Azure Storage
6 3 (4.92%) OneDrive
7 2 (3.28%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (3.28%) Basecamp
7 2 (3.28%) Trello
8 1 (1.64%) AWS
8 1 (1.64%) GCP
8 1 (1.64%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (21.31%) DNS
2 12 (19.67%) DHCP
2 12 (19.67%) Firewall
2 12 (19.67%) VPN
3 11 (18.03%) Wireless
4 10 (16.39%) HTTP
5 5 (8.20%) MPLS
6 3 (4.92%) IPv6
6 3 (4.92%) LAN
6 3 (4.92%) PBX
6 3 (4.92%) TCP/IP
6 3 (4.92%) Unified Communications
6 3 (4.92%) VLAN
6 3 (4.92%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (3.28%) Network Security
7 2 (3.28%) RTP
7 2 (3.28%) SMTP
7 2 (3.28%) VoIP
8 1 (1.64%) H.323
8 1 (1.64%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (19.67%) SQL Server
2 10 (16.39%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (26.23%) JMeter
2 10 (16.39%) Git (software)
2 10 (16.39%) Octopus Deploy
2 10 (16.39%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (21.31%) Social Skills
2 8 (13.11%) Inclusion and Diversity
2 8 (13.11%) Law
3 4 (6.56%) Finance
4 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.64%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (26.23%) Performance Engineer
1 16 (26.23%) QA Engineer
1 16 (26.23%) QA Leader
1 16 (26.23%) Senior Performance Engineer
1 16 (26.23%) Senior QA Engineer
2 10 (16.39%) Developer
2 10 (16.39%) Principal Developer
3 8 (13.11%) Desktop Specialist
3 8 (13.11%) Desktop Support
3 8 (13.11%) Desktop Support Specialist
3 8 (13.11%) Support Specialist
4 7 (11.48%) Network Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) IT Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) IT Support
6 3 (4.92%) IT Support Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) Digital Project Manager
7 2 (3.28%) Senior IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (27.87%) Web Services
2 10 (16.39%) .NET
2 10 (16.39%) .NET Core
2 10 (16.39%) .NET Framework
2 10 (16.39%) ASP.NET
2 10 (16.39%) ASP.NET Core
2 10 (16.39%) ASP.NET MVC
2 10 (16.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 10 (16.39%) Blazor
2 10 (16.39%) OAuth
2 10 (16.39%) React
3 2 (3.28%) SAML
4 1 (1.64%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (26.23%) Client/Server
1 16 (26.23%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (6.56%) Smartphone
3 3 (4.92%) Device Driver
4 2 (3.28%) EPoS
5 1 (1.64%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.64%) iPad
5 1 (1.64%) PKI
5 1 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 23 (37.70%) Windows
2 13 (21.31%) Windows 10
3 9 (14.75%) Windows 7
4 8 (13.11%) Windows 8
5 5 (8.20%) Windows Server
6 3 (4.92%) Android
6 3 (4.92%) Linux
6 3 (4.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.28%) Apple iOS
7 2 (3.28%) CentOS
7 2 (3.28%) Ubuntu
7 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.64%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.64%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.64%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (26.23%) Performance Testing
1 16 (26.23%) Scaled Agile Framework
1 16 (26.23%) Test Strategy
2 14 (22.95%) Problem-Solving
3 10 (16.39%) Mentoring
3 10 (16.39%) MVC
3 10 (16.39%) OWASP
4 9 (14.75%) Asset Management
5 7 (11.48%) ITIL
5 7 (11.48%) ITSM
6 6 (9.84%) Information Security
7 4 (6.56%) Business Transformation
7 4 (6.56%) Migration
7 4 (6.56%) Project Delivery
7 4 (6.56%) Project Management
7 4 (6.56%) Service Management
7 4 (6.56%) Ticket Management
8 3 (4.92%) Business Continuity
8 3 (4.92%) CRM
8 3 (4.92%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 26 (42.62%) JavaScript
1 26 (42.62%) TypeScript
2 10 (16.39%) C#
3 5 (8.20%) SQL
4 3 (4.92%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.28%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (6.56%) CCA
1 4 (6.56%) Citrix Certification
1 4 (6.56%) Degree
1 4 (6.56%) MCP
2 3 (4.92%) DV Cleared
2 3 (4.92%) Network+ Certification
2 3 (4.92%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.28%) A+ Certification
3 2 (3.28%) CCNA
3 2 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.28%) CompTIA Security+
3 2 (3.28%) JNCIA
3 2 (3.28%) MCSA
3 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (26.23%) QA
2 4 (6.56%) SLA
3 1 (1.64%) PMO
System Software
1 23 (37.70%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.20%) XenApp
3 3 (4.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.28%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.28%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.64%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.64%) VMware NSX
5 1 (1.64%) vSphere
5 1 (1.64%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (26.23%) Grafana
2 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (8.20%) SCCM
3 2 (3.28%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 1 (1.64%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.64%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.64%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (36.07%) Microsoft
2 10 (16.39%) Cisco
3 5 (8.20%) Citrix
4 4 (6.56%) Aruba
4 4 (6.56%) Mitel
5 3 (4.92%) Apple
5 3 (4.92%) Fortinet
5 3 (4.92%) Juniper
5 3 (4.92%) Oracle
5 3 (4.92%) VMware
6 2 (3.28%) Palo Alto
6 2 (3.28%) Ruckus Wireless
7 1 (1.64%) BiZZdesign
7 1 (1.64%) Google
7 1 (1.64%) Intel
7 1 (1.64%) Meraki
7 1 (1.64%) Red Box
7 1 (1.64%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.64%) Yealink
7 1 (1.64%) Zerto