The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Skype skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Skype over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 419 594 915
Rank change year-on-year +175 +321  
Permanent jobs citing Skype 536 386 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 0.37% 0.058%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.94% 2.15% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 410 342 53
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,700 £29,000 £25,750
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £59,250
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +28.57%  

Skype is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 13603 17985 19852
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 15.96% 17.30% 18.37%
Number of salaries quoted 11087 14881 15830
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £69,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

Skype
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Skype as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Skype in the UK

Skype
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Skype.

Salary trend for Skype in the UK

Skype
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Skype over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Skype in the UK

Skype
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Skype within the UK over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +174 515 £45,000 -5.26% 395
London +185 241 £45,000 -10.00% 31
South East +43 97 £50,000 - 109
East of England +39 45 £45,250 +13.12% 48
Berkshire +22 40 £52,500 +42.85% 12
North West +12 37 £47,500 +5.55% 43
Manchester +4 34 £47,500 +1.06% 11
City of London +52 28 £42,500 -8.10% 8
South West +37 28 £42,500 +22.43% 46
West Midlands +39 27 £45,000 -5.26% 40
Oxfordshire +18 27 £60,000 +26.31% 14
Hertfordshire +38 24 £50,000 +2.56% 12
East Midlands +11 24 £44,000 -7.36% 28
Oxford +14 19 £60,000 +33.33% 5
Wales +23 17 £41,250 +10.00% 23
Reading +28 12 £70,000 +90.47% 2
Derbyshire +13 12 £42,875 -14.25% 6
Cambridgeshire +18 11 £43,500 -20.90% 7
Birmingham +9 11 £45,000 -5.26% 5
Bristol +4 11 £40,000 -3.03% 2
Cornwall - 11 £40,000 - 8
Mid Wales - 10 £37,500 - 3
New Quay - 10 £37,500 - 1
Ceredigion - 10 £37,500 - 2
Newquay - 10 £37,500 - 1
Northamptonshire +21 9 £44,000 +10.00% 5
Hampshire +16 9 £47,500 -5.00% 20
Derby +11 9 £42,875 -14.25%
Hereford - 9 £45,000 - 2
Herefordshire - 9 £45,000 - 5

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT jobs citing Skype also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Skype.

1 845 (80.09%) Skype for Business
2 647 (61.33%) Microsoft
3 538 (51.00%) Windows
4 527 (49.95%) Active Directory
5 425 (40.28%) Office 365
6 330 (31.28%) Windows Server
7 272 (25.78%) MS Exchange
8 254 (24.08%) ITIL
9 253 (23.98%) VMware
10 234 (22.18%) SharePoint
11 211 (20.00%) Cisco
12 205 (19.43%) MS Excel
13 197 (18.67%) Windows Server 2012
14 193 (18.29%) Microsoft Azure
15 180 (17.06%) SCCM
16 175 (16.59%) Unified Communications
17 172 (16.30%) Hyper-V
18 167 (15.83%) Microsoft Certification
19 163 (15.45%) Citrix
20 158 (14.98%) VMware Infrastructure
21 151 (14.31%) Exchange Server 2013
21 151 (14.31%) MS Office
22 144 (13.65%) SQL Server
23 131 (12.42%) Windows Server 2008
24 128 (12.13%) Finance
25 123 (11.66%) Firewall
25 123 (11.66%) PowerShell
26 122 (11.56%) MCSE
26 122 (11.56%) Agile Software Development
27 116 (11.00%) Windows 7

Skype
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 845 (80.09%) Skype for Business
2 272 (25.78%) MS Exchange
3 234 (22.18%) SharePoint
4 151 (14.31%) Exchange Server 2013
5 89 (8.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 54 (5.12%) SharePoint 2013
7 42 (3.98%) IIS
8 17 (1.61%) CMS
9 14 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2003
10 13 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (0.76%) Confluence
11 8 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
12 7 (0.66%) Office Communications Server
12 7 (0.66%) SAS
13 6 (0.57%) Apache
13 6 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 5 (0.47%) IBM Notes
14 5 (0.47%) Umbraco
15 3 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
15 3 (0.28%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 205 (19.43%) MS Excel
2 151 (14.31%) MS Office
3 31 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (1.71%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.95%) MS Project
6 6 (0.57%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.19%) Final Cut Pro
10 1 (0.095%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 15 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.28%) Line 50
3 3 (0.28%) Sage X3
4 2 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.19%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.095%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.095%) Magento
5 1 (0.095%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.095%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.095%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 425 (40.28%) Office 365
2 193 (18.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 70 (6.64%) Amazon AWS
4 49 (4.64%) Azure Active Directory
5 40 (3.79%) IaaS
6 34 (3.22%) OneDrive
7 24 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
8 21 (1.99%) Yammer
9 19 (1.80%) PaaS
10 13 (1.23%) GitHub
11 11 (1.04%) SaaS
12 9 (0.85%) Google Play
12 9 (0.85%) Mimecast
13 4 (0.38%) Dropbox
14 3 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
15 1 (0.095%) Google Drive
15 1 (0.095%) iTunes
15 1 (0.095%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 175 (16.59%) Unified Communications
2 123 (11.66%) Firewall
3 108 (10.24%) DNS
4 101 (9.57%) DHCP
5 93 (8.82%) LAN
5 93 (8.82%) VoIP
5 93 (8.82%) VPN
6 92 (8.72%) WAN
7 58 (5.50%) SAN
8 51 (4.83%) PBX
9 48 (4.55%) TCP/IP
10 43 (4.08%) Wireless
11 37 (3.51%) NetScaler
11 37 (3.51%) VLAN
12 30 (2.84%) PSTN
13 29 (2.75%) Internet
14 25 (2.37%) MPLS
15 24 (2.27%) ISDN
16 23 (2.18%) Network Security
17 21 (1.99%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (13.65%) SQL Server
2 33 (3.13%) MySQL
3 26 (2.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 25 (2.37%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (0.57%) NoSQL
7 6 (0.57%) Power BI
8 5 (0.47%) Big Data
8 5 (0.47%) ZAP BI
9 4 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (0.28%) phpMyAdmin
11 2 (0.19%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.19%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.095%) Crystal Reports
12 1 (0.095%) DB2
12 1 (0.095%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.095%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.095%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 24 (2.27%) Git (software)
2 14 (1.33%) JIRA
3 12 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (0.95%) Visual Studio
5 9 (0.85%) Android Studio
6 8 (0.76%) Gradle
7 5 (0.47%) Burp Suite
7 5 (0.47%) Fiddler
8 2 (0.19%) Ant
8 2 (0.19%) JBehave
8 2 (0.19%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.19%) JUnit
8 2 (0.19%) Selenium
8 2 (0.19%) Subversion
8 2 (0.19%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.095%) CocoaPods
9 1 (0.095%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.095%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (0.095%) Maven
9 1 (0.095%) SoapUI
General
1 128 (12.13%) Finance
2 62 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 42 (3.98%) Law
4 28 (2.65%) Legal
5 17 (1.61%) Marketing
6 16 (1.52%) Retail
7 15 (1.42%) Banking
8 14 (1.33%) Billing
9 11 (1.04%) Advertising
9 11 (1.04%) Back Office
10 8 (0.76%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.57%) Multimedia
11 6 (0.57%) Publishing
12 4 (0.38%) Games
12 4 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.28%) French Language
13 3 (0.28%) German Language
13 3 (0.28%) Local Government
14 2 (0.19%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.19%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 127 (12.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 115 (10.90%) Analyst
3 114 (10.81%) Support Engineer
4 110 (10.43%) Developer
5 91 (8.63%) Consultant
6 68 (6.45%) IT Support
7 67 (6.35%) Windows Engineer
8 62 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 53 (5.02%) 3rd Line Support
10 49 (4.64%) Architect
10 49 (4.64%) IT Engineer
11 47 (4.45%) Unified Communications Engineer
12 46 (4.36%) Exchange Engineer
13 45 (4.27%) 2nd Line Support
13 45 (4.27%) Systems Engineer
14 42 (3.98%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 41 (3.89%) Lync Engineer
16 40 (3.79%) IT Support Engineer
17 39 (3.70%) Support Analyst
18 36 (3.41%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (5.40%) .NET
2 49 (4.64%) HTML
3 45 (4.27%) CSS
4 34 (3.22%) .NET Framework
5 27 (2.56%) jQuery
6 26 (2.46%) XML
7 25 (2.37%) ASP.NET
8 21 (1.99%) Django
9 19 (1.80%) ASP.NET Web API
10 18 (1.71%) AngularJS
10 18 (1.71%) REST
11 16 (1.52%) JSON
11 16 (1.52%) RESTful
12 15 (1.42%) Web Services
13 14 (1.33%) HTML5
14 13 (1.23%) CSS3
14 13 (1.23%) Entity Framework
14 13 (1.23%) XSLT
15 11 (1.04%) XMPP
16 8 (0.76%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 77 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (6.92%) Video Conferencing
3 71 (6.73%) Data Centre
4 47 (4.45%) Management Information System
4 47 (4.45%) PKI
5 46 (4.36%) Computer Science
6 45 (4.27%) User Experience
7 39 (3.70%) Mobile App
8 35 (3.32%) Clustering
9 30 (2.84%) Blackberry
10 29 (2.75%) Driving Licence
11 28 (2.65%) Virtual Team
12 25 (2.37%) Fintech
13 22 (2.09%) Algorithms
14 21 (1.99%) Data Structures
14 21 (1.99%) mHealth
15 20 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
16 19 (1.80%) Hybrid Cloud
17 17 (1.61%) Public Cloud
18 16 (1.52%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 538 (51.00%) Windows
2 330 (31.28%) Windows Server
3 197 (18.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 131 (12.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 116 (11.00%) Windows 7
6 79 (7.49%) Windows 10
7 58 (5.50%) Android
8 50 (4.74%) Linux
9 49 (4.64%) Windows Server 2003
10 48 (4.55%) Apple iOS
11 43 (4.08%) Windows 8
12 17 (1.61%) Unix
13 12 (1.14%) Mac OS X
14 10 (0.95%) Mac OS
15 9 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 8 (0.76%) Windows XP
17 4 (0.38%) Solaris
17 4 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
17 4 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
17 4 (0.38%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (24.08%) ITIL
2 122 (11.56%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (7.01%) Project Management
4 71 (6.73%) Mentoring
5 61 (5.78%) Migration
6 58 (5.50%) Service Delivery
7 57 (5.40%) High Availability
8 53 (5.02%) Continuous Improvement
9 52 (4.93%) Presales
10 46 (4.36%) Identity Management
11 44 (4.17%) Time Management
12 42 (3.98%) Scrum
13 38 (3.60%) TDD
14 36 (3.41%) Incident Management
15 35 (3.32%) Android Development
16 33 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
17 31 (2.94%) Change Control
18 30 (2.84%) CRM
19 29 (2.75%) iOS Development
20 27 (2.56%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 123 (11.66%) PowerShell
2 68 (6.45%) SQL
3 56 (5.31%) C#
4 45 (4.27%) Java
4 45 (4.27%) JavaScript
5 30 (2.84%) Objective-C
6 29 (2.75%) Apple Swift
7 26 (2.46%) Python
8 17 (1.61%) PHP
9 15 (1.42%) VB
9 15 (1.42%) VBScript
10 8 (0.76%) TypeScript
11 5 (0.47%) Perl
12 4 (0.38%) C
13 3 (0.28%) C++
13 3 (0.28%) PHP 5
13 3 (0.28%) Ruby
13 3 (0.28%) Scala
14 2 (0.19%) F#
14 2 (0.19%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 167 (15.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 122 (11.56%) MCSE
3 83 (7.87%) Cisco Certification
4 77 (7.30%) Degree
5 69 (6.54%) CCNA
6 51 (4.83%) MCSA
7 44 (4.17%) CCNP
8 43 (4.08%) Security Cleared
9 41 (3.89%) SC Cleared
10 33 (3.13%) MCP
11 27 (2.56%) CCIE
12 22 (2.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 14 (1.33%) VCP5
14 10 (0.95%) MCITP
15 8 (0.76%) OCMJEA
15 8 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 8 (0.76%) Sun Certification
16 6 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
16 6 (0.57%) MOS
16 6 (0.57%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.41%) SLA
2 16 (1.52%) QA
3 6 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.57%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.19%) ISO 14000
4 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.19%) PMO
5 1 (0.095%) ISO22301
5 1 (0.095%) PMBOK
System Software
1 527 (49.95%) Active Directory
2 172 (16.30%) Hyper-V
3 158 (14.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 81 (7.68%) XenApp
5 68 (6.45%) vSphere
6 57 (5.40%) XenDesktop
7 14 (1.33%) BitLocker
8 12 (1.14%) Firmware
8 12 (1.14%) Forefront TMG
9 9 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (0.76%) VMware ESX
11 7 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
13 5 (0.47%) Xen
13 5 (0.47%) XenServer
14 4 (0.38%) ISA Server
14 4 (0.38%) KVM
14 4 (0.38%) Terminal Services
14 4 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
14 4 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 180 (17.06%) SCCM
2 75 (7.11%) SCOM
3 34 (3.22%) WSUS
4 23 (2.18%) Microsoft Intune
5 20 (1.90%) Cisco CUCM
6 14 (1.33%) Microsoft Clustering
7 10 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
8 9 (0.85%) Backup Exec
8 9 (0.85%) Cisco UCCE
8 9 (0.85%) Cisco UCCX
8 9 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
9 7 (0.66%) SCOrch
9 7 (0.66%) SCSM
10 6 (0.57%) AirWatch
10 6 (0.57%) FortiGate
11 5 (0.47%) Failover Clustering
11 5 (0.47%) NetBackup
12 4 (0.38%) DameWare
12 4 (0.38%) SCDPM
12 4 (0.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 647 (61.33%) Microsoft
2 253 (23.98%) VMware
3 211 (20.00%) Cisco
4 163 (15.45%) Citrix
5 72 (6.82%) HP
6 58 (5.50%) Avaya
7 46 (4.36%) Polycom
8 43 (4.08%) Mitel
9 40 (3.79%) Sonus
10 30 (2.84%) Juniper
10 30 (2.84%) NetApp
11 25 (2.37%) MobileIron
12 24 (2.27%) Apple
13 19 (1.80%) Dell
14 17 (1.61%) Adobe
14 17 (1.61%) Google
14 17 (1.61%) Red Hat
14 17 (1.61%) Symantec
15 16 (1.52%) EMC
16 15 (1.42%) CheckPoint
London
Amicus Recruitment Limited
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Computer People
Posted: 5 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Avance Consulting
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ninesharp
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent salary + bonus + benefits!
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Great Benefits + Projects
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent salary + bonus + benefits!
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Cannock, Staffordshire
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 11 hours ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £38000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £30k - 50k per year + Car,Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ninesharp
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
East Midlands
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £43k - 50k per year + Certified Training
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £41000.00 - £46000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £35,000 per annum + on-call allowance + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + £5,000 on-call bonus + 10% bonus + Great Ben
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + £5,000 on-call bonus + 10% bonus + Great Ben
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Talent International
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £35,000 per annum + on-call allowance + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
H&R Talent
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
North West London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £48000 - £53000 per annum, Benefits Company Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Dataquest UK Ltd
Salary: From £0 to £30,000 per annum Depending on experience, plus travel
Posted: 15 days ago