Period
to 13 April 2021

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 6 months to 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype
UK
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 457 341 390
Rank change year-on-year -116 +49 +57
Permanent jobs citing Skype 460 1,006 1,167
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.88% 0.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.27% 5.86% 5.14%
Number of salaries quoted 370 818 930
10th Percentile £31,139 £26,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £32,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,250 £45,972
Median % change year-on-year +5.82% +2.78% -3.22%
75th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £76,625 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £43,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +14.94% +6.10% +2.50%

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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 10,765 17,167 22,720
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.96% 15.08% 15.26%
Number of salaries quoted 8,197 13,725 17,682
10th Percentile £28,575 £26,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £34,000 £33,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,500 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

Skype
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Skype as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Skype in the UK

Skype
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Skype in the UK

Skype
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Skype over the 6 months to 13 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Skype in the UK

Skype
Top 16 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 6 months to 13 April 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
England -124 404 £50,000 +5.26% 57
UK excluding London -15 337 £50,000 +14.94% 40
South East +86 154 £60,000 +41.18% 11
London -148 92 £52,500 -4.55% 19
Work from Home -156 75 £60,000 -7.69% 9
North of England -61 49 £45,000 -15.18% 7
East of England +54 45 £26,500 -35.76% 2
Midlands +22 34 £45,000 -10.00% 7
West Midlands +12 32 £45,000 -10.00% 7
North West -21 32 £52,120 +20.51% 4
South West -16 26 £42,500 - 10
Scotland 0 25 £37,500 +13.64% 1
Yorkshire -32 14 £32,500 -40.35% 3
Wales +7 6 £43,750 +2.94% 2
North East -2 3 £45,000 -18.18%
East Midlands +17 2 £42,500 -17.07%

For the 6 months to 13 April 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 with a requirement for Skype.

1 257 (55.87%) Microsoft
2 189 (41.09%) Active Directory
3 188 (40.87%) Microsoft 365
4 184 (40.00%) Skype for Business
5 181 (39.35%) Azure
6 171 (37.17%) Windows
7 164 (35.65%) SQL Server
8 105 (22.83%) .NET
9 98 (21.30%) C#
10 96 (20.87%) VMware
11 94 (20.43%) Agile Software Development
12 91 (19.78%) ITIL
13 88 (19.13%) SCCM
13 88 (19.13%) Windows Server
14 82 (17.83%) SharePoint
15 80 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
16 70 (15.22%) MVC
17 68 (14.78%) ASP.NET
18 67 (14.57%) ASP.NET MVC
19 65 (14.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 64 (13.91%) IaaS
21 63 (13.70%) React
22 62 (13.48%) TypeScript
22 62 (13.48%) DNS
23 61 (13.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
23 61 (13.26%) Problem-Solving
23 61 (13.26%) ASP.NET Core
24 60 (13.04%) MS Exchange
24 60 (13.04%) PaaS
25 58 (12.61%) Hyper-V

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
1 184 (40.00%) Skype for Business
2 82 (17.83%) SharePoint
3 60 (13.04%) MS Exchange
4 42 (9.13%) NServiceBus
5 21 (4.57%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (2.39%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (1.74%) IIS
8 6 (1.30%) CMS
9 4 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.87%) Umbraco
10 3 (0.65%) Confluence
10 3 (0.65%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.43%) Ethereum
11 2 (0.43%) nginx
11 2 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.22%) Apache
12 1 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.22%) Site Server
Applications
1 54 (11.74%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (2.83%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.22%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.22%) Revit
Business Applications
1 6 (1.30%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.87%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.43%) Quorum
4 1 (0.22%) assyst
4 1 (0.22%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.22%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.22%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 188 (40.87%) Microsoft 365
2 181 (39.35%) Azure
3 64 (13.91%) IaaS
4 60 (13.04%) PaaS
5 47 (10.22%) Azure Active Directory
6 39 (8.48%) AWS
7 34 (7.39%) OneDrive
8 18 (3.91%) SaaS
9 14 (3.04%) Slack
10 7 (1.52%) Power Platform
11 6 (1.30%) GCP
11 6 (1.30%) Route 53
12 5 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (0.87%) Dynamics 365
14 3 (0.65%) Mimecast
14 3 (0.65%) Trello
15 2 (0.43%) Asana
15 2 (0.43%) Google Workspace
15 2 (0.43%) PowerApps
15 2 (0.43%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 62 (13.48%) DNS
2 46 (10.00%) HTTP
3 45 (9.78%) DHCP
4 38 (8.26%) Unified Communications
5 35 (7.61%) Firewall
5 35 (7.61%) SAN
6 33 (7.17%) VoIP
7 30 (6.52%) WebEx
8 28 (6.09%) TCP/IP
9 23 (5.00%) WAN
10 22 (4.78%) LAN
11 21 (4.57%) NetScaler
12 20 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
13 19 (4.13%) Wireless
14 18 (3.91%) PBX
15 15 (3.26%) VPN
16 10 (2.17%) Network Security
16 10 (2.17%) SD-WAN
17 9 (1.96%) MPLS
18 8 (1.74%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (35.65%) SQL Server
2 48 (10.43%) NoSQL
3 8 (1.74%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (1.30%) Big Data
4 6 (1.30%) Data Lake
4 6 (1.30%) Power BI
5 5 (1.09%) MySQL
6 4 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.65%) Redis
7 3 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.43%) SAP HANA
8 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2019
9 1 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.22%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.22%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 47 (10.22%) Git (software)
2 43 (9.35%) Selenium
3 37 (8.04%) WebDriver
4 35 (7.61%) Octopus Deploy
4 35 (7.61%) TeamCity
5 16 (3.48%) Cucumber
6 13 (2.83%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (2.17%) SpecFlow
8 6 (1.30%) SoapUI
9 4 (0.87%) JIRA
9 4 (0.87%) Subversion
10 3 (0.65%) InstallShield
10 3 (0.65%) MSI
11 2 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
12 1 (0.22%) Postman
12 1 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 52 (11.30%) Finance
2 29 (6.30%) Telecoms
3 16 (3.48%) Public Sector
4 15 (3.26%) Marketing
5 9 (1.96%) Military
6 8 (1.74%) Electronics
6 8 (1.74%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.74%) Retail
7 7 (1.52%) Aerospace
7 7 (1.52%) Banking
8 6 (1.30%) Automotive
9 5 (1.09%) Law
10 4 (0.87%) German Language
11 3 (0.65%) Czech Language
11 3 (0.65%) Legal
11 3 (0.65%) Local Government
12 2 (0.43%) Housing Association
12 2 (0.43%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.43%) Publishing
13 1 (0.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 85 (18.48%) Developer
2 73 (15.87%) Analyst
3 51 (11.09%) .NET Developer
4 42 (9.13%) Support Engineer
5 41 (8.91%) Architect
6 40 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 37 (8.04%) QA Analyst
7 37 (8.04%) QA Test Analyst
7 37 (8.04%) Test Analyst
8 30 (6.52%) Consultant
8 30 (6.52%) Senior Developer
9 29 (6.30%) Principal Developer
10 27 (5.87%) QA Engineer
10 27 (5.87%) Solutions Architect
11 22 (4.78%) Automation Test Analyst
11 22 (4.78%) QA Automation Analyst
12 21 (4.57%) IT Engineer
13 20 (4.35%) Lead Developer
14 19 (4.13%) Lead .NET Developer
15 18 (3.91%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (22.83%) .NET
2 68 (14.78%) ASP.NET
3 67 (14.57%) ASP.NET MVC
4 63 (13.70%) React
5 61 (13.26%) ASP.NET Core
5 61 (13.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 53 (11.52%) .NET Core
7 47 (10.22%) .NET Framework
8 31 (6.74%) HTML
9 29 (6.30%) Blazor
10 28 (6.09%) CSS
11 27 (5.87%) Gherkin
12 20 (4.35%) jQuery
13 14 (3.04%) AngularJS
13 14 (3.04%) Redux
14 13 (2.83%) Entity Framework
14 13 (2.83%) OAuth
14 13 (2.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 12 (2.61%) Web Services
16 11 (2.39%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.39%) User Experience
2 30 (6.52%) Data Centre
3 24 (5.22%) Management Information System
4 23 (5.00%) Clustering
4 23 (5.00%) Public Cloud
5 22 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (3.26%) BYOD
7 11 (2.39%) Video Conferencing
8 10 (2.17%) Driving Licence
8 10 (2.17%) Replication
9 9 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
10 8 (1.74%) Microsoft Licensing
11 7 (1.52%) iPhone
12 6 (1.30%) iPad
12 6 (1.30%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.87%) Blackberry
13 4 (0.87%) Social Media
14 3 (0.65%) Self-Motivation
14 3 (0.65%) Smartphone
15 2 (0.43%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 171 (37.17%) Windows
2 88 (19.13%) Windows Server
3 54 (11.74%) Windows 10
4 40 (8.70%) Linux
5 37 (8.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (7.61%) Windows Server 2016
7 31 (6.74%) Android
8 26 (5.65%) Windows Server 2008
9 21 (4.57%) Windows 7
10 18 (3.91%) Mac OS X
11 12 (2.61%) Windows Server 2019
12 11 (2.39%) Apple iOS
13 7 (1.52%) Unix
14 5 (1.09%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.65%) CentOS
15 3 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.43%) Windows 8
17 1 (0.22%) Solaris
17 1 (0.22%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (20.43%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (19.78%) ITIL
3 70 (15.22%) MVC
4 65 (14.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 61 (13.26%) Problem-Solving
6 52 (11.30%) Migration
7 50 (10.87%) Test Automation
8 48 (10.43%) Scrum
9 44 (9.57%) Mentoring
10 43 (9.35%) OWASP
11 39 (8.48%) Service Management
12 38 (8.26%) BDD
13 34 (7.39%) TDD
14 33 (7.17%) QA Automation
15 30 (6.52%) DevOps
16 29 (6.30%) Change Management
17 27 (5.87%) Line Management
17 27 (5.87%) Root Cause Analysis
18 24 (5.22%) Decision-Making
19 22 (4.78%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 98 (21.30%) C#
2 62 (13.48%) TypeScript
3 55 (11.96%) PowerShell
4 52 (11.30%) SQL
5 46 (10.00%) JavaScript
6 25 (5.43%) Python
7 7 (1.52%) C
8 6 (1.30%) F#
8 6 (1.30%) VBScript
9 5 (1.09%) R
10 4 (0.87%) Tcl
10 4 (0.87%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.65%) Java
11 3 (0.65%) Ruby
11 3 (0.65%) VB
12 2 (0.43%) ES6
12 2 (0.43%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.22%) AWK
13 1 (0.22%) sed
13 1 (0.22%) VC++
Qualifications
1 46 (10.00%) Degree
2 35 (7.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 32 (6.96%) Security Cleared
4 26 (5.65%) MCSE
5 24 (5.22%) MCP
5 24 (5.22%) SC Cleared
6 23 (5.00%) MCSA
7 22 (4.78%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (3.48%) MCITP
9 15 (3.26%) MCTS
10 14 (3.04%) CCNP
11 10 (2.17%) CCNA
12 7 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (1.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 6 (1.30%) DV Cleared
13 6 (1.30%) PMI Certification
13 6 (1.30%) PMP
14 4 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
14 4 (0.87%) Network+ Certification
15 3 (0.65%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (11.30%) QA
2 36 (7.83%) SLA
3 15 (3.26%) COBIT
3 15 (3.26%) GDPR
4 5 (1.09%) PMO
5 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.22%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 189 (41.09%) Active Directory
2 80 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (12.61%) Hyper-V
4 22 (4.78%) vSphere
5 7 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (1.52%) XenApp
6 5 (1.09%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.87%) BitLocker
7 4 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.43%) Docker
8 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.22%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.22%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.22%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.22%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 88 (19.13%) SCCM
2 57 (12.39%) Microsoft Intune
3 21 (4.57%) SCOM
4 15 (3.26%) IBM BigFix
4 15 (3.26%) SCVMM
5 9 (1.96%) FortiGate
5 9 (1.96%) Nagios
6 8 (1.74%) Ansible
7 7 (1.52%) Microsoft Clustering
8 6 (1.30%) Failover Clustering
8 6 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (1.30%) Puppet
9 5 (1.09%) AirWatch
9 5 (1.09%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 5 (1.09%) ServiceCenter
9 5 (1.09%) vCenter Server
10 3 (0.65%) Kubernetes
10 3 (0.65%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 2 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 257 (55.87%) Microsoft
2 96 (20.87%) VMware
3 54 (11.74%) Cisco
4 44 (9.57%) Citrix
5 28 (6.09%) ServiceNow
6 24 (5.22%) Dell
7 22 (4.78%) Salesforce.com
8 21 (4.57%) IBM
9 20 (4.35%) Ivanti
9 20 (4.35%) Oracle
9 20 (4.35%) Polycom
10 17 (3.70%) Apple
10 17 (3.70%) SAP
11 16 (3.48%) Veeam
12 15 (3.26%) Avaya
12 15 (3.26%) Sophos
13 14 (3.04%) Acme Packet
13 14 (3.04%) HP
13 14 (3.04%) Yealink
14 11 (2.39%) SolarWinds