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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 16 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype
UK
6 months to
16 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 910 521 324
Rank change year-on-year -389 -197 +62
Permanent jobs citing Skype 299 422 914
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.47% 0.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.41% 3.66% 6.33%
Number of salaries quoted 207 319 751
10th Percentile £25,900 £29,870 £27,000
25th Percentile £31,125 £38,000 £34,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +2.70%
75th Percentile £61,000 £61,875 £65,000
90th Percentile £89,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -30.00% +11.11% +5.88%

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 21,257 11,529 14,441
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.28% 12.88% 14.98%
Number of salaries quoted 11,706 8,616 11,519
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,750 £26,750
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +3.19%
75th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.44% - +5.88%

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 16 May 2022.

Salary histogram for Skype in the UK

Skype
Top 15 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 16 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -318 273 £42,500 -15.00% 46
UK excluding London -262 168 £35,000 -30.00% 31
Work from Home -266 138 £59,000 +18.00% 19
London -235 104 £65,000 +30.00% 16
East of England -76 50 £40,000 +50.94% 5
North of England -94 45 £29,900 -29.65% 11
Midlands -89 30 £55,000 +29.41% 3
South East -188 26 £50,000 -16.67% 4
Yorkshire -42 21 £29,900 -7.81% 1
West Midlands -66 21 £55,000 +29.41% 3
South West -30 18 £32,500 -31.58% 7
North West -101 16 £32,500 -27.78% 7
East Midlands -42 9 £55,000 -
North East -9 7 £26,500 -28.38% 3
Scotland -79 2 £45,000 +16.13% 1

For the 6 months to 16 May 2022, 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.

1 170 (56.86%) Microsoft
2 167 (55.85%) Active Directory
3 151 (50.50%) Windows
4 143 (47.83%) Microsoft 365
5 140 (46.82%) Skype for Business
6 115 (38.46%) Azure
7 100 (33.44%) Social Skills
8 99 (33.11%) ITIL
9 98 (32.78%) Finance
10 97 (32.44%) SCCM
11 88 (29.43%) Windows Server
12 77 (25.75%) SharePoint
13 70 (23.41%) SQL
14 66 (22.07%) Agile
14 66 (22.07%) PowerShell
15 62 (20.74%) AWS
15 62 (20.74%) Retail
16 60 (20.07%) VMware
17 58 (19.40%) Fintech
18 56 (18.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 56 (18.73%) DNS
19 55 (18.39%) SLA
20 53 (17.73%) Service Delivery
21 51 (17.06%) DHCP
22 50 (16.72%) Hyper-V
23 49 (16.39%) Windows Server 2012
23 49 (16.39%) MS Exchange
23 49 (16.39%) SQL Server
24 47 (15.72%) WorldPay
24 47 (15.72%) Retail Finance

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
1 140 (46.82%) Skype for Business
2 77 (25.75%) SharePoint
3 49 (16.39%) MS Exchange
4 18 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.34%) IIS
6 3 (1.00%) Confluence
7 2 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.33%) CMS
8 1 (0.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 36 (12.04%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (4.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (3.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 10 (3.34%) Sketch
4 8 (2.68%) MS Visio
5 7 (2.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (2.01%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (3.01%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.67%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.67%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.33%) assyst
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.33%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 143 (47.83%) Microsoft 365
2 115 (38.46%) Azure
3 62 (20.74%) AWS
4 40 (13.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 31 (10.37%) PaaS
6 29 (9.70%) OneDrive
7 24 (8.03%) SaaS
8 19 (6.35%) IaaS
9 13 (4.35%) Power Platform
10 11 (3.68%) Amazon S3
11 10 (3.34%) Figma
11 10 (3.34%) GCP
11 10 (3.34%) GitHub
11 10 (3.34%) Google Analytics
12 9 (3.01%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 9 (3.01%) Datadog
12 9 (3.01%) GitHub Actions
13 8 (2.68%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 8 (2.68%) Route 53
13 8 (2.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 56 (18.73%) DNS
2 51 (17.06%) DHCP
3 26 (8.70%) SAN
4 22 (7.36%) Firewall
5 20 (6.69%) TCP/IP
6 17 (5.69%) LAN
6 17 (5.69%) Unified Communications
7 16 (5.35%) VPN
8 15 (5.02%) WAN
9 14 (4.68%) VoIP
10 10 (3.34%) Internet
10 10 (3.34%) Remote Desktop
11 9 (3.01%) WebEx
12 8 (2.68%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (1.67%) Wireless
14 4 (1.34%) PSTN
14 4 (1.34%) VSAN
15 3 (1.00%) IP Telephony
15 3 (1.00%) MPLS
15 3 (1.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (16.39%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.69%) Amazon RDS
3 15 (5.02%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (4.01%) Data Lake
5 10 (3.34%) Power BI
6 7 (2.34%) Tableau
7 6 (2.01%) Amazon Redshift
7 6 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.67%) SAP HANA
9 4 (1.34%) MySQL
10 3 (1.00%) Amazon Aurora
10 3 (1.00%) Electronic Patient Records
11 1 (0.33%) Metadata
11 1 (0.33%) MS Access
11 1 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 19 (6.35%) JIRA
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 100 (33.44%) Social Skills
2 98 (32.78%) Finance
3 62 (20.74%) Retail
4 47 (15.72%) Retail Finance
5 23 (7.69%) Banking
6 22 (7.36%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (7.02%) Marketing
8 19 (6.35%) Organisational Skills
9 8 (2.68%) Public Sector
10 6 (2.01%) Law
11 5 (1.67%) Local Government
11 5 (1.67%) Manufacturing
11 5 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (1.67%) Private Banking
12 4 (1.34%) Back Office
12 4 (1.34%) Electronics
12 4 (1.34%) German Language
12 4 (1.34%) Investment Banking
12 4 (1.34%) Legal
13 2 (0.67%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 53 (17.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 45 (15.05%) Analyst
3 37 (12.37%) Support Engineer
4 34 (11.37%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 28 (9.36%) Service Analyst
5 28 (9.36%) Service Desk Analyst
6 25 (8.36%) Cloud Engineer
7 19 (6.35%) Infrastructure Support
8 17 (5.69%) Architect
9 15 (5.02%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 14 (4.68%) Consultant
10 14 (4.68%) Project Manager
11 13 (4.35%) Applications Engineer
12 12 (4.01%) IT Engineer
13 11 (3.68%) Azure Consultant
13 11 (3.68%) Infrastructure Consultant
13 11 (3.68%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
13 11 (3.68%) IT Manager
13 11 (3.68%) Support Consultant
14 10 (3.34%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (8.36%) React
2 16 (5.35%) HTML
3 13 (4.35%) CSS
4 11 (3.68%) Web Services
5 9 (3.01%) Express
5 9 (3.01%) Node.js
6 6 (2.01%) Kafka
7 5 (1.67%) SAP Basis
8 3 (1.00%) HTML5
9 2 (0.67%) GraphQL
9 2 (0.67%) Nuxt
9 2 (0.67%) OAuth
9 2 (0.67%) Ruby on Rails
9 2 (0.67%) Tailwind CSS
10 1 (0.33%) .NET
10 1 (0.33%) LDAP
10 1 (0.33%) SAML
10 1 (0.33%) Symfony
10 1 (0.33%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.02%) Replication
1 21 (7.02%) User Experience
2 20 (6.69%) Data Centre
3 14 (4.68%) PKI
4 13 (4.35%) Blackberry
4 13 (4.35%) Driving Licence
5 7 (2.34%) Public Cloud
6 6 (2.01%) Blog
6 6 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.01%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.67%) e-Learning
7 5 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.34%) Animation
8 4 (1.34%) Life Science
8 4 (1.34%) Podcast
8 4 (1.34%) SCORM
9 3 (1.00%) Clustering
9 3 (1.00%) IPTV
9 3 (1.00%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.00%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 151 (50.50%) Windows
2 88 (29.43%) Windows Server
3 49 (16.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 35 (11.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 35 (11.71%) Windows Server 2016
5 25 (8.36%) Windows 10
5 25 (8.36%) Windows Server 2019
6 24 (8.03%) Windows 7
7 18 (6.02%) Android
7 18 (6.02%) Linux
8 15 (5.02%) Mac OS X
9 6 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (1.67%) Unix
11 4 (1.34%) Solaris
12 2 (0.67%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.67%) SUSE
13 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.33%) CentOS
13 1 (0.33%) Debian
13 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (33.11%) ITIL
2 66 (22.07%) Agile
3 58 (19.40%) Fintech
4 56 (18.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 53 (17.73%) Service Delivery
6 46 (15.38%) Mentoring
7 43 (14.38%) Problem-Solving
7 43 (14.38%) Service Management
8 42 (14.05%) Change Management
9 36 (12.04%) ITSM
10 31 (10.37%) Analytics
10 31 (10.37%) Migration
11 27 (9.03%) Incident Management
12 23 (7.69%) Decision-Making
12 23 (7.69%) Identity Management
12 23 (7.69%) Product Strategy
13 22 (7.36%) High Availability
13 22 (7.36%) Presales
13 22 (7.36%) Web Analytics
14 21 (7.02%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 70 (23.41%) SQL
2 66 (22.07%) PowerShell
3 37 (12.37%) JavaScript
4 26 (8.70%) PHP
5 25 (8.36%) Go
6 16 (5.35%) TypeScript
7 6 (2.01%) Python
8 3 (1.00%) VBScript
9 2 (0.67%) Ruby
9 2 (0.67%) VB
9 2 (0.67%) VBA
10 1 (0.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (12.04%) Security Cleared
2 23 (7.69%) Degree
3 21 (7.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 20 (6.69%) SC Cleared
5 14 (4.68%) DV Cleared
6 10 (3.34%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (2.68%) PMP
8 7 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (1.67%) A+ Certification
10 5 (1.67%) AWS Certification
10 5 (1.67%) CCNA
10 5 (1.67%) Chartered Engineer
11 4 (1.34%) MCSE
11 4 (1.34%) Network+ Certification
12 3 (1.00%) CCNP
12 3 (1.00%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.67%) CCSP
13 2 (0.67%) CISSP
13 2 (0.67%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (18.39%) SLA
2 5 (1.67%) PMO
3 3 (1.00%) GDPR
4 2 (0.67%) NCSC
4 2 (0.67%) QA
5 1 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.33%) JSP 440
System Software
1 167 (55.85%) Active Directory
2 50 (16.72%) Hyper-V
3 43 (14.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (5.02%) Docker
5 13 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (4.35%) vSphere
6 11 (3.68%) Virtual Servers
7 8 (2.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 7 (2.34%) Virtual Desktop
9 6 (2.01%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (1.34%) XenDesktop
11 3 (1.00%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 3 (1.00%) Firmware
12 2 (0.67%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 97 (32.44%) SCCM
2 39 (13.04%) Kubernetes
3 35 (11.71%) Microsoft Intune
4 25 (8.36%) SCOM
5 23 (7.69%) SCVMM
6 15 (5.02%) Single Sign-On
7 14 (4.68%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 11 (3.68%) McAfee ePO
9 10 (3.34%) WSUS
10 9 (3.01%) Terraform
11 7 (2.34%) AirWatch
12 4 (1.34%) SolarWinds Orion
12 4 (1.34%) vCenter Server
13 3 (1.00%) EMC NetWorker
13 3 (1.00%) SCSM
14 2 (0.67%) Backup Exec
14 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Clustering
14 2 (0.67%) NetBackup
15 1 (0.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 1 (0.33%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 170 (56.86%) Microsoft
2 60 (20.07%) VMware
3 47 (15.72%) WorldPay
4 43 (14.38%) Citrix
5 25 (8.36%) Cisco
6 20 (6.69%) Google
7 18 (6.02%) Apple
8 16 (5.35%) Veeam
9 15 (5.02%) McAfee
10 14 (4.68%) Adobe
10 14 (4.68%) SolarWinds
11 13 (4.35%) Commvault
12 12 (4.01%) Mitel
13 11 (3.68%) Dell
14 10 (3.34%) EMC
14 10 (3.34%) HP
15 8 (2.68%) CloudEndure
15 8 (2.68%) SAP
16 7 (2.34%) 3PAR
16 7 (2.34%) MobileIron