Period
to 18 October 2017

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 18 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 379 572 951
Rank change year-on-year +193 +379 +142
Permanent jobs citing Skype 1419 823 368
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 0.43% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.08% 2.54% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1071 702 325
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,025 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.61% -2.35% +21.43%

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 27934 32390 36472
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.00% 16.90% 16.75%
Number of salaries quoted 22684 26603 30061
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Skype
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 18 October 2017.

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 18 October 2017. 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 +237 1337 £47,500 +5.56% 96
London +202 764 £52,500 +5.00% 44
UK excluding London +161 620 £40,000 -3.61% 53
South East +120 189 £42,000 - 13
North of England +66 141 £40,000 +3.90% 13
Midlands +59 115 £45,750 +14.38% 14
West Midlands +52 76 £40,000 -5.88% 5
East of England +42 68 £42,500 -12.82% 3
North West +35 66 £35,000 +37.25% 9
Yorkshire +62 65 £50,000 +17.65% 4
South West +41 60 £26,000 -35.00% 6
East Midlands +48 36 £53,750 +34.38% 9
Scotland +7 35 £52,500 +7.14% 2
Wales +29 18 £33,750 +1.50% 2
North East -10 10 £23,125 -39.94%
Northern Ireland -26 1 £45,000 +50.00%

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 1151 (81.11%) Skype for Business
2 881 (62.09%) Microsoft
3 811 (57.15%) Windows
4 768 (54.12%) Active Directory
5 689 (48.56%) Office 365
6 440 (31.01%) MS Exchange
7 434 (30.58%) VMware
8 405 (28.54%) ITIL
9 398 (28.05%) Windows Server
10 369 (26.00%) Microsoft Azure
11 361 (25.44%) Microsoft Office
12 331 (23.33%) Finance
13 312 (21.99%) Citrix
14 290 (20.44%) SCCM
15 283 (19.94%) Microsoft Certification
16 276 (19.45%) Windows 7
17 271 (19.10%) Cisco
18 259 (18.25%) SharePoint
19 240 (16.91%) MCSE
20 239 (16.84%) Unified Communications
21 229 (16.14%) Windows Server 2012
22 225 (15.86%) Blackberry
23 224 (15.79%) PowerShell
24 217 (15.29%) VMware Infrastructure
25 216 (15.22%) DNS
26 213 (15.01%) Exchange Server 2010
27 209 (14.73%) Retail
28 208 (14.66%) DHCP
29 200 (14.09%) Banking
30 193 (13.60%) Windows 10

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 1151 (81.11%) Skype for Business
2 440 (31.01%) MS Exchange
3 259 (18.25%) SharePoint
4 213 (15.01%) Exchange Server 2010
5 117 (8.25%) Exchange Server 2013
6 62 (4.37%) IIS
7 31 (2.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 30 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2003
9 24 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
10 23 (1.62%) CMS
11 19 (1.34%) Office Communications Server
12 18 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
13 17 (1.20%) IBM Domino
14 16 (1.13%) IBM Notes
15 12 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
16 8 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
17 6 (0.42%) SAS
17 6 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
18 4 (0.28%) Confluence
19 2 (0.14%) OpenStack
Applications
1 361 (25.44%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (2.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (1.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (1.20%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.28%) Adobe Captivate
6 4 (0.28%) Camtasia
7 3 (0.21%) InCopy
7 3 (0.21%) InDesign
7 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.070%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 29 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.070%) Infor SunSystems
4 1 (0.070%) Magento
4 1 (0.070%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.070%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.070%) Sage CRM
4 1 (0.070%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.070%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.070%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 689 (48.56%) Office 365
2 369 (26.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 182 (12.83%) IaaS
4 136 (9.58%) Amazon AWS
5 68 (4.79%) Azure Active Directory
5 68 (4.79%) PaaS
6 65 (4.58%) SaaS
7 61 (4.30%) OneDrive
8 47 (3.31%) Mimecast
9 33 (2.33%) Yammer
10 15 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
11 14 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
12 12 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 11 (0.78%) Dropbox
14 9 (0.63%) Slack
15 8 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
16 5 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
17 4 (0.28%) GitHub
18 3 (0.21%) Rackspace Cloud
18 3 (0.21%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 239 (16.84%) Unified Communications
2 216 (15.22%) DNS
3 208 (14.66%) DHCP
4 173 (12.19%) VoIP
5 155 (10.92%) Firewall
6 151 (10.64%) LAN
6 151 (10.64%) WAN
7 125 (8.81%) VPN
8 103 (7.26%) TCP/IP
9 95 (6.69%) PBX
10 82 (5.78%) MPLS
11 80 (5.64%) SAN
12 53 (3.74%) VLAN
13 52 (3.66%) Remote Desktop
13 52 (3.66%) Wireless
14 49 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
15 38 (2.68%) Internet
16 35 (2.47%) LDAP
17 32 (2.26%) ISDN
18 31 (2.18%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (11.56%) SQL Server
2 26 (1.83%) MySQL
3 19 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (0.85%) SQL Server 2016
5 12 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (0.70%) NoSQL
7 9 (0.63%) SQL Server 2014
8 8 (0.56%) Power BI
9 7 (0.49%) Relational Database
9 7 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (0.35%) Big Data
11 5 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (0.35%) QlikView
12 4 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
13 3 (0.21%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (0.21%) Azure SQL Database
13 3 (0.21%) MongoDB
14 2 (0.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 16 (1.13%) JIRA
2 13 (0.92%) Jenkins
3 11 (0.78%) Git (software)
4 8 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (0.42%) MSI
6 5 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (0.28%) Cucumber
7 4 (0.28%) Gradle
7 4 (0.28%) JUnit
7 4 (0.28%) Selenium
7 4 (0.28%) Vagrant
7 4 (0.28%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.28%) WebDriver
8 3 (0.21%) Grunt
8 3 (0.21%) Maven
8 3 (0.21%) Travis CI
8 3 (0.21%) webpack
9 2 (0.14%) CircleCI
9 2 (0.14%) git-flow
10 1 (0.070%) gulp
General
1 331 (23.33%) Finance
2 209 (14.73%) Retail
3 200 (14.09%) Banking
4 175 (12.33%) Investment Banking
5 169 (11.91%) Retail Banking
6 90 (6.34%) Telecoms
7 73 (5.14%) Legal
8 65 (4.58%) Law
9 36 (2.54%) French Language
10 23 (1.62%) Marketing
11 22 (1.55%) Games
12 18 (1.27%) Multimedia
13 17 (1.20%) Advertising
14 14 (0.99%) Publishing
15 13 (0.92%) Spanish Language
16 11 (0.78%) Financial Institution
17 10 (0.70%) Back Office
18 7 (0.49%) Billing
19 6 (0.42%) Dutch Language
19 6 (0.42%) German Language
Job Titles
1 181 (12.76%) Analyst
2 148 (10.43%) Consultant
3 139 (9.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 131 (9.23%) Support Engineer
5 101 (7.12%) IT Support
6 92 (6.48%) Developer
7 75 (5.29%) 3rd Line Support
8 72 (5.07%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 71 (5.00%) Support Analyst
10 65 (4.58%) Architect
10 65 (4.58%) Desktop Support
11 61 (4.30%) IT Analyst
12 59 (4.16%) Unified Communications Engineer
13 56 (3.95%) Office 365 Engineer
14 54 (3.81%) 2nd Line Support
14 54 (3.81%) Head of Support
15 51 (3.59%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 47 (3.31%) Infrastructure Support
17 46 (3.24%) Exchange Engineer
18 44 (3.10%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (3.88%) CSS
2 53 (3.74%) HTML
3 50 (3.52%) .NET
4 30 (2.11%) Web Services
5 27 (1.90%) ASP.NET
6 25 (1.76%) React
6 25 (1.76%) XMPP
7 19 (1.34%) AngularJS
8 17 (1.20%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 17 (1.20%) jQuery
9 14 (0.99%) ASP.NET MVC
10 13 (0.92%) Django
11 11 (0.78%) Node.js
11 11 (0.78%) Ruby on Rails
11 11 (0.78%) Sass
12 10 (0.70%) ASP.NET Web API
12 10 (0.70%) CSS3
12 10 (0.70%) HTML5
12 10 (0.70%) Laravel
12 10 (0.70%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 225 (15.86%) Blackberry
2 129 (9.09%) User Experience
3 109 (7.68%) Analytical Skills
4 105 (7.40%) Video Conferencing
5 99 (6.98%) Data Centre
6 48 (3.38%) Computer Science
7 27 (1.90%) Clustering
8 26 (1.83%) Replication
9 25 (1.76%) e-Learning
9 25 (1.76%) Public Cloud
10 24 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
11 23 (1.62%) PKI
12 22 (1.55%) Management Information System
13 21 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
14 19 (1.34%) Driving Licence
15 17 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
16 15 (1.06%) BYOD
17 14 (0.99%) Private Cloud
17 14 (0.99%) Virtual Team
18 13 (0.92%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 811 (57.15%) Windows
2 398 (28.05%) Windows Server
3 276 (19.45%) Windows 7
4 229 (16.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 193 (13.60%) Windows 10
6 187 (13.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 159 (11.21%) Android
8 155 (10.92%) Apple iOS
9 149 (10.50%) Mac OS X
10 131 (9.23%) Linux
11 49 (3.45%) Windows 8
12 45 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
13 28 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 24 (1.69%) Mac OS
15 19 (1.34%) Unix
15 19 (1.34%) Windows XP
16 14 (0.99%) CentOS
17 9 (0.63%) Windows Mobile
18 8 (0.56%) Windows Phone
19 7 (0.49%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 405 (28.54%) ITIL
2 181 (12.76%) Asset Management
3 175 (12.33%) Service Management
4 169 (11.91%) Wealth Management
5 119 (8.39%) Presales
6 116 (8.17%) Migration
7 96 (6.77%) Service Delivery
8 94 (6.62%) Problem Management
9 82 (5.78%) Agile Software Development
10 76 (5.36%) Project Management
11 74 (5.21%) CRM
12 63 (4.44%) Mentoring
13 54 (3.81%) Time Management
14 52 (3.66%) Incident Management
15 51 (3.59%) Patch Management
16 50 (3.52%) Continuous Improvement
16 50 (3.52%) Identity Management
16 50 (3.52%) Knowledge Management
17 47 (3.31%) Kalman Filter
18 45 (3.17%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 224 (15.79%) PowerShell
2 134 (9.44%) SQL
3 57 (4.02%) JavaScript
4 42 (2.96%) C#
5 36 (2.54%) Java
6 25 (1.76%) Python
7 22 (1.55%) PHP
8 14 (0.99%) Ruby
9 12 (0.85%) C
9 12 (0.85%) VB
9 12 (0.85%) VBScript
10 11 (0.78%) CoffeeScript
11 10 (0.70%) Apple Swift
11 10 (0.70%) Objective-C
12 7 (0.49%) Bash Shell
12 7 (0.49%) Scala
13 4 (0.28%) ES6
14 3 (0.21%) R
15 2 (0.14%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.14%) XPath
Qualifications
1 283 (19.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 240 (16.91%) MCSE
3 109 (7.68%) Citrix Certification
4 102 (7.19%) CCA
5 88 (6.20%) Degree
6 78 (5.50%) MCSA
7 67 (4.72%) Cisco Certification
8 43 (3.03%) MCP
9 38 (2.68%) CCNP
10 36 (2.54%) Computer Science Degree
11 32 (2.26%) CCNA
11 32 (2.26%) MCITP
12 29 (2.04%) Security Cleared
13 19 (1.34%) SC Cleared
14 15 (1.06%) CCIE
15 13 (0.92%) CCVP
16 12 (0.85%) CCNP Voice
17 11 (0.78%) A+ Certification
17 11 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 11 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (4.58%) SLA
2 16 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (0.63%) QA
4 5 (0.35%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.28%) GDPR
5 4 (0.28%) PMO
6 3 (0.21%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.14%) SSAE 16
8 1 (0.070%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.070%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.070%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 768 (54.12%) Active Directory
2 217 (15.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 180 (12.68%) Hyper-V
4 175 (12.33%) XenApp
5 155 (10.92%) XenDesktop
6 78 (5.50%) vSphere
7 73 (5.14%) VMware ESXi
8 32 (2.26%) Terminal Services
9 17 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
10 12 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
11 10 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
11 10 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
12 9 (0.63%) Firmware
13 8 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
14 7 (0.49%) BitLocker
14 7 (0.49%) Docker
15 6 (0.42%) XenServer
16 4 (0.28%) ISA Server
16 4 (0.28%) VMware Server
17 3 (0.21%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 290 (20.44%) SCCM
2 148 (10.43%) AirWatch
3 90 (6.34%) SCOM
4 59 (4.16%) WSUS
5 48 (3.38%) Microsoft Intune
6 37 (2.61%) Cisco CUCM
7 24 (1.69%) Cisco UCCX
8 21 (1.48%) Cisco UCCE
9 20 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
9 20 (1.41%) Puppet
10 18 (1.27%) Backup Exec
11 17 (1.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 11 (0.78%) vCenter Server
13 10 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
14 9 (0.63%) Microsoft Clustering
14 9 (0.63%) SmoothWall
15 8 (0.56%) Nagios
15 8 (0.56%) SCOrch
15 8 (0.56%) Terraform
16 7 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 881 (62.09%) Microsoft
2 434 (30.58%) VMware
3 312 (21.99%) Citrix
4 271 (19.10%) Cisco
5 134 (9.44%) Apple
6 118 (8.32%) ServiceNow
7 114 (8.03%) AppSense
8 107 (7.54%) McAfee
9 78 (5.50%) Avaya
10 77 (5.43%) HP
11 58 (4.09%) Remedy
12 48 (3.38%) Veeam
13 46 (3.24%) Polycom
14 45 (3.17%) Symantec
15 41 (2.89%) Dell
16 34 (2.40%) EMC
17 33 (2.33%) Lotus
18 30 (2.11%) iManage
19 28 (1.97%) NetApp
20 24 (1.69%) Juniper