Period
to 27 January 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 27 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype
UK
6 months to
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 336 338 430
Rank change year-on-year +2 +92 -12
Permanent jobs citing Skype 573 1,119 1,031
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.88% 0.90% 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.27% 5.97% 4.57%
Number of salaries quoted 575 1,054 976
Median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% -5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £33,500 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £77,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +23.53% - -

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 9,146 18,749 22,556
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.01% 15.02% 15.06%
Number of salaries quoted 7,262 14,980 17,882
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +15 517 £56,378 +25.29% 61
UK excluding London +82 413 £52,500 +23.53% 56
South East +210 251 £60,000 +41.18% 13
London -85 121 £60,000 +20.00% 8
Work from Home -102 91 £57,500 -11.54% 12
North of England -18 56 £52,120 -1.76% 16
East of England +76 38 £33,250 -17.90% 3
North West +11 36 £70,000 +76.44% 7
South West +29 23 £45,000 +5.88% 11
Midlands +56 22 £50,000 +5.26% 10
Yorkshire +12 18 £32,864 -39.68% 7
Scotland +10 18 £37,500 +20.97% 3
West Midlands +33 17 £50,000 - 8
East Midlands +52 5 £42,500 +13.33% 2
Wales +7 5 £50,000 +33.33%
North East -5 2 £45,000 -18.18% 2

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 287 (50.09%) Microsoft
2 282 (49.21%) Azure
3 224 (39.09%) SQL Server
3 224 (39.09%) Skype for Business
4 197 (34.38%) Office 365
5 193 (33.68%) Active Directory
6 172 (30.02%) Windows
7 164 (28.62%) .NET
8 147 (25.65%) C#
9 134 (23.39%) Agile Software Development
10 116 (20.24%) ASP.NET
10 116 (20.24%) IaaS
11 113 (19.72%) MVC
12 112 (19.55%) ASP.NET MVC
13 108 (18.85%) PaaS
13 108 (18.85%) React
14 105 (18.32%) TypeScript
15 101 (17.63%) ITIL
16 100 (17.45%) SCCM
17 99 (17.28%) QA
18 98 (17.10%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 98 (17.10%) ASP.NET Core
19 96 (16.75%) .NET Core
20 91 (15.88%) NoSQL
21 89 (15.53%) Windows Server
21 89 (15.53%) VMware
22 87 (15.18%) SQL
23 85 (14.83%) Test Automation
24 84 (14.66%) Git (software)
25 82 (14.31%) SharePoint

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
1 224 (39.09%) Skype for Business
2 82 (14.31%) SharePoint
3 77 (13.44%) NServiceBus
4 70 (12.22%) MS Exchange
5 11 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (1.05%) Confluence
7 6 (1.05%) Ethereum
7 6 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (1.05%) IIS
8 4 (0.70%) CMS
8 4 (0.70%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.52%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.17%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 61 (10.65%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (3.66%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.17%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.17%) Revit
Business Applications
1 6 (1.05%) Oracle EBS R12
1 6 (1.05%) Quorum
2 4 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.70%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.17%) BASE24
4 1 (0.17%) Carpe Diem
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.17%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.17%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (0.17%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 282 (49.21%) Azure
2 197 (34.38%) Office 365
3 116 (20.24%) IaaS
4 108 (18.85%) PaaS
5 63 (10.99%) Azure Active Directory
6 59 (10.30%) AWS
7 34 (5.93%) Slack
8 27 (4.71%) OneDrive
9 26 (4.54%) SaaS
10 24 (4.19%) Power Platform
11 20 (3.49%) Route 53
12 18 (3.14%) Cloud Computing
12 18 (3.14%) GCP
13 8 (1.40%) BlazeMeter
14 6 (1.05%) Mimecast
15 5 (0.87%) PowerApps
16 3 (0.52%) Yammer
17 2 (0.35%) GitHub
17 2 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 1 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 79 (13.79%) HTTP
2 62 (10.82%) DNS
3 54 (9.42%) DHCP
3 54 (9.42%) Unified Communications
4 42 (7.33%) Firewall
5 39 (6.81%) VPN
6 38 (6.63%) VoIP
7 37 (6.46%) WAN
8 34 (5.93%) LAN
9 30 (5.24%) Wi-Fi
10 24 (4.19%) Wireless
11 23 (4.01%) SAN
11 23 (4.01%) SNMP
12 21 (3.66%) WebEx
12 21 (3.66%) Wireshark
13 20 (3.49%) IPsec
13 20 (3.49%) MPLS
13 20 (3.49%) MRTG
13 20 (3.49%) Network Security
13 20 (3.49%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 224 (39.09%) SQL Server
2 91 (15.88%) NoSQL
3 14 (2.44%) Power BI
4 12 (2.09%) Big Data
4 12 (2.09%) Data Lake
5 11 (1.92%) Amazon RDS
6 8 (1.40%) MySQL
7 6 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (1.05%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2019
8 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.17%) Redis
9 1 (0.17%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.17%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 84 (14.66%) Git (software)
2 72 (12.57%) Selenium
3 66 (11.52%) WebDriver
4 54 (9.42%) Octopus Deploy
4 54 (9.42%) TeamCity
5 37 (6.46%) Team Foundation Server
6 24 (4.19%) Cucumber
6 24 (4.19%) SpecFlow
7 8 (1.40%) JIRA
7 8 (1.40%) JMeter
8 7 (1.22%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.52%) InstallShield
9 3 (0.52%) MSI
9 3 (0.52%) Postman
9 3 (0.52%) Subversion
10 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 74 (12.91%) Finance
2 26 (4.54%) Telecoms
3 23 (4.01%) Marketing
4 15 (2.62%) Public Sector
5 10 (1.75%) Law
6 9 (1.57%) Electronics
6 9 (1.57%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.57%) Military
7 8 (1.40%) Legal
8 7 (1.22%) Housing Association
9 6 (1.05%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.70%) German Language
11 3 (0.52%) Banking
11 3 (0.52%) Czech Language
12 2 (0.35%) Games
12 2 (0.35%) Local Government
12 2 (0.35%) Publishing
13 1 (0.17%) Front Office
13 1 (0.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 124 (21.64%) Developer
2 96 (16.75%) Analyst
3 74 (12.91%) .NET Developer
4 64 (11.17%) Test Analyst
5 63 (10.99%) QA Analyst
5 63 (10.99%) QA Test Analyst
6 49 (8.55%) Senior Developer
7 45 (7.85%) QA Engineer
8 44 (7.68%) Automation Test Analyst
8 44 (7.68%) QA Automation Analyst
9 43 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 42 (7.33%) Consultant
11 40 (6.98%) Architect
11 40 (6.98%) Principal Developer
12 33 (5.76%) Solutions Architect
13 32 (5.58%) Senior .NET Developer
14 28 (4.89%) Support Engineer
15 24 (4.19%) Test Engineer
16 22 (3.84%) Network Engineer
17 21 (3.66%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (28.62%) .NET
2 116 (20.24%) ASP.NET
3 112 (19.55%) ASP.NET MVC
4 108 (18.85%) React
5 98 (17.10%) ASP.NET Core
5 98 (17.10%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 96 (16.75%) .NET Core
7 80 (13.96%) .NET Framework
8 53 (9.25%) jQuery
9 45 (7.85%) HTML
10 42 (7.33%) CSS
10 42 (7.33%) Gherkin
11 40 (6.98%) Blazor
12 38 (6.63%) Redux
13 37 (6.46%) Entity Framework
13 37 (6.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 30 (5.24%) OAuth
14 30 (5.24%) OAuth2
14 30 (5.24%) OpenID
15 20 (3.49%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 45 (7.85%) Management Information System
2 24 (4.19%) Data Centre
3 23 (4.01%) Clustering
4 20 (3.49%) Public Cloud
4 20 (3.49%) User Experience
5 18 (3.14%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (2.44%) Replication
7 10 (1.75%) BYOD
7 10 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (1.75%) Smartphone
8 9 (1.57%) Client/Server
9 8 (1.40%) Private Cloud
9 8 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (1.22%) e-Learning
10 7 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
11 6 (1.05%) Wiki
12 5 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (0.87%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.87%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 172 (30.02%) Windows
2 89 (15.53%) Windows Server
3 61 (10.65%) Windows 10
4 58 (10.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 54 (9.42%) Linux
6 52 (9.08%) Windows Server 2016
7 37 (6.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 34 (5.93%) Mac OS X
9 22 (3.84%) Android
9 22 (3.84%) Windows 7
9 22 (3.84%) Windows Server 2019
10 8 (1.40%) CentOS
11 7 (1.22%) Unix
12 4 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.52%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.17%) Solaris
14 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (23.39%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (19.72%) MVC
3 101 (17.63%) ITIL
4 85 (14.83%) Test Automation
5 69 (12.04%) DevOps
6 67 (11.69%) BDD
7 66 (11.52%) OWASP
8 63 (10.99%) Scrum
9 60 (10.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 57 (9.95%) Mentoring
11 53 (9.25%) Migration
12 51 (8.90%) Problem-Solving
13 49 (8.55%) Scaled Agile Framework
14 48 (8.38%) QA Automation
15 41 (7.16%) Service Management
16 38 (6.63%) Microservices
17 37 (6.46%) SOA
17 37 (6.46%) SOLID
17 37 (6.46%) TDD
18 31 (5.41%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 147 (25.65%) C#
2 105 (18.32%) TypeScript
3 87 (15.18%) SQL
4 66 (11.52%) JavaScript
5 56 (9.77%) PowerShell
6 43 (7.50%) Python
7 14 (2.44%) F#
8 12 (2.09%) R
9 5 (0.87%) C
9 5 (0.87%) VBScript
10 4 (0.70%) Java
11 3 (0.52%) PHP
11 3 (0.52%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.52%) VB
12 2 (0.35%) Ruby
12 2 (0.35%) Tcl
13 1 (0.17%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.17%) AWK
13 1 (0.17%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.17%) sed
Qualifications
1 51 (8.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (6.98%) Cisco Certification
3 39 (6.81%) Degree
4 37 (6.46%) Security Cleared
5 29 (5.06%) MCSE
6 28 (4.89%) SC Cleared
7 26 (4.54%) CCNA
8 20 (3.49%) MCP
9 16 (2.79%) MCSA
10 15 (2.62%) CCNP
10 15 (2.62%) MCITP
11 11 (1.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 10 (1.75%) MCTS
13 6 (1.05%) DV Cleared
14 5 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
14 5 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 5 (0.87%) TOGAF Certification
15 4 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 3 (0.52%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (17.28%) QA
2 30 (5.24%) SLA
3 6 (1.05%) COBIT
3 6 (1.05%) GDPR
4 4 (0.70%) PMO
5 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 193 (33.68%) Active Directory
2 72 (12.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (10.12%) Hyper-V
4 19 (3.32%) vSphere
5 18 (3.14%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (1.40%) Virtual Desktop
8 7 (1.22%) XenApp
9 6 (1.05%) Docker
9 6 (1.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 6 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.52%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.52%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.17%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 100 (17.45%) SCCM
2 63 (10.99%) Microsoft Intune
3 23 (4.01%) Nagios
4 22 (3.84%) SCVMM
5 20 (3.49%) Ansible
5 20 (3.49%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (3.49%) Puppet
6 14 (2.44%) SCOM
7 9 (1.57%) Failover Clustering
7 9 (1.57%) Microsoft Clustering
8 8 (1.40%) Grafana
9 7 (1.22%) CASB
10 6 (1.05%) HP Data Protector
10 6 (1.05%) IBM BigFix
10 6 (1.05%) NetBackup
10 6 (1.05%) Single Sign-On
11 5 (0.87%) AirWatch
11 5 (0.87%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 3 (0.52%) FortiGate
12 3 (0.52%) WSUS
Vendors
1 287 (50.09%) Microsoft
2 89 (15.53%) VMware
3 67 (11.69%) Cisco
4 45 (7.85%) Citrix
5 25 (4.36%) Avaya
6 24 (4.19%) Veeam
7 22 (3.84%) Palo Alto
8 21 (3.66%) Apple
9 20 (3.49%) Riverbed
10 19 (3.32%) Oracle
10 19 (3.32%) SAP
10 19 (3.32%) Sophos
11 16 (2.79%) CommVault
11 16 (2.79%) ServiceNow
12 14 (2.44%) HP
13 12 (2.09%) Databricks
13 12 (2.09%) Dell
13 12 (2.09%) Polycom
13 12 (2.09%) Red Hat
13 12 (2.09%) Sparx