Period
to 30 July 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 30 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype
UK
6 months to
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 619 268 355
Rank change year-on-year -351 +87 +109
Permanent jobs citing Skype 399 815 1,322
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 1.19% 0.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.71% 7.75% 5.88%
Number of salaries quoted 257 700 1,054
10th Percentile £29,450 £30,000 £25,750
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,000 £32,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,000 £51,733 £46,002
Median % change year-on-year -7.22% +12.46% +2.23%
75th Percentile £63,000 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £74,325 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +17.65% +6.25%

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 14,703 10,513 22,478
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.94% 15.32% 15.62%
Number of salaries quoted 10,282 8,406 17,220
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,500 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,875 £36,250 £32,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,024
Median % change year-on-year - +11.05% -3.18%
75th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £62,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +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 30 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Skype in the UK

Skype
Top 17 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 30 July 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 -364 335 £47,500 -9.52% 74
UK excluding London -289 250 £45,000 -10.00% 53
London -260 120 £50,000 -16.67% 20
South East -240 60 £60,000 +20.00% 12
North of England -122 56 £45,000 -18.18% 22
Work from Home -273 55 £60,000 -11.11% 15
Midlands -62 41 £42,500 -5.56% 9
North West -87 37 £45,000 -21.74% 8
South West -98 30 £42,500 - 6
East of England -39 27 £30,750 -25.45% 4
Scotland -74 27 £40,000 -0.62%
West Midlands -73 25 £42,500 - 7
East Midlands -40 16 £47,500 +5.56% 2
Yorkshire -82 13 £36,500 +4.29% 8
Wales -39 11 £35,000 -11.39%
North East -16 6 £60,000 +81.82% 6
Northern Ireland - 6 - -

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 241 (60.40%) Microsoft
2 198 (49.62%) Microsoft 365
3 192 (48.12%) Skype for Business
4 178 (44.61%) Active Directory
5 163 (40.85%) Windows
6 143 (35.84%) Azure
7 114 (28.57%) Social Skills
8 91 (22.81%) VMware
9 90 (22.56%) SharePoint
10 83 (20.80%) Microsoft Office
11 82 (20.55%) VMware Infrastructure
12 81 (20.30%) SQL Server
12 81 (20.30%) Windows Server
13 79 (19.80%) SCCM
14 74 (18.55%) ITIL
15 73 (18.30%) Agile Software Development
16 72 (18.05%) JavaScript
17 70 (17.54%) Migration
18 68 (17.04%) Problem-Solving
19 67 (16.79%) Finance
20 61 (15.29%) React
21 58 (14.54%) Windows 10
21 58 (14.54%) Cisco
22 55 (13.78%) TypeScript
23 53 (13.28%) MS Exchange
23 53 (13.28%) DNS
24 51 (12.78%) PowerShell
25 50 (12.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 48 (12.03%) SQL
27 47 (11.78%) Degree

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
1 192 (48.12%) Skype for Business
2 90 (22.56%) SharePoint
3 53 (13.28%) MS Exchange
4 28 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2013
5 17 (4.26%) SharePoint 2013
6 15 (3.76%) NServiceBus
7 9 (2.26%) IIS
8 7 (1.75%) CMS
9 5 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (1.00%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.75%) EPiServer
11 3 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.50%) Confluence
12 2 (0.50%) nginx
13 1 (0.25%) Apache
13 1 (0.25%) Site Server
13 1 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 83 (20.80%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (7.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (6.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.50%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.50%) Siemens NX
4 6 (1.50%) Solid Edge
5 1 (0.25%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.50%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.25%) assyst
3 1 (0.25%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 198 (49.62%) Microsoft 365
2 143 (35.84%) Azure
3 45 (11.28%) OneDrive
4 31 (7.77%) AWS
5 29 (7.27%) IaaS
6 26 (6.52%) Azure Active Directory
7 23 (5.76%) PaaS
8 15 (3.76%) Azure Storage
9 13 (3.26%) Yammer
10 10 (2.51%) SaaS
11 9 (2.26%) BlazeMeter
11 9 (2.26%) Dynamics 365
12 8 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (2.01%) Power Platform
13 5 (1.25%) Power Automate
13 5 (1.25%) Slack
14 4 (1.00%) PowerApps
14 4 (1.00%) Trello
15 3 (0.75%) Mimecast
15 3 (0.75%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 53 (13.28%) DNS
2 43 (10.78%) DHCP
2 43 (10.78%) Unified Communications
3 40 (10.03%) Firewall
4 34 (8.52%) SAN
5 30 (7.52%) Wireless
6 28 (7.02%) TCP/IP
7 27 (6.77%) VoIP
8 23 (5.76%) WAN
8 23 (5.76%) WebEx
9 21 (5.26%) VPN
10 20 (5.01%) LAN
11 18 (4.51%) PBX
12 17 (4.26%) HTTP
13 15 (3.76%) NetScaler
14 14 (3.51%) Internet
15 13 (3.26%) MPLS
15 13 (3.26%) Remote Desktop
16 8 (2.01%) Wi-Fi
17 7 (1.75%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (20.30%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.26%) NoSQL
3 10 (2.51%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (2.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (1.75%) SQL Server 2014
5 6 (1.50%) SQL Server 2016
6 5 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.75%) Power BI
8 3 (0.75%) Redis
8 3 (0.75%) SAP HANA
9 2 (0.50%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.50%) Big Data
9 2 (0.50%) Data Lake
9 2 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (5.01%) Octopus Deploy
1 20 (5.01%) TeamCity
2 19 (4.76%) Git (software)
3 11 (2.76%) JIRA
4 9 (2.26%) JMeter
5 6 (1.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (0.75%) Babel
6 3 (0.75%) gulp
6 3 (0.75%) Selenium
6 3 (0.75%) webpack
7 2 (0.50%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.50%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.25%) Postman
8 1 (0.25%) Serenity BDD
8 1 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.25%) Subversion
8 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.25%) Visual Composer
8 1 (0.25%) WebDriver
General
1 114 (28.57%) Social Skills
2 67 (16.79%) Finance
3 39 (9.77%) Retail
4 30 (7.52%) Retail Finance
5 28 (7.02%) Telecoms
6 25 (6.27%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (4.51%) Documentation Skills
8 16 (4.01%) Public Sector
9 15 (3.76%) Law
10 13 (3.26%) Presentation Skills
11 11 (2.76%) Manufacturing
12 10 (2.51%) Banking
12 10 (2.51%) Marketing
13 9 (2.26%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 7 (1.75%) Organisational Skills
15 6 (1.50%) Automotive
15 6 (1.50%) Games
16 5 (1.25%) Back Office
16 5 (1.25%) Electronics
17 4 (1.00%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 48 (12.03%) Support Engineer
2 40 (10.03%) Developer
3 38 (9.52%) Architect
4 35 (8.77%) Consultant
5 28 (7.02%) Analyst
6 26 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 23 (5.76%) .NET Developer
8 22 (5.51%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
9 20 (5.01%) Desktop Support
9 20 (5.01%) IT Engineer
10 16 (4.01%) Support Analyst
11 15 (3.76%) Principal Developer
12 14 (3.51%) Microsoft 365 Architect
12 14 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
13 13 (3.26%) 3rd Line Support
13 13 (3.26%) Administrator
13 13 (3.26%) Applications Engineer
13 13 (3.26%) Systems Administrator
14 12 (3.01%) IT Manager
14 12 (3.01%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (15.29%) React
2 43 (10.78%) .NET
3 23 (5.76%) ASP.NET
4 22 (5.51%) ASP.NET MVC
5 20 (5.01%) .NET Framework
5 20 (5.01%) ASP.NET Core
5 20 (5.01%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 18 (4.51%) .NET Core
6 18 (4.51%) CSS
6 18 (4.51%) HTML
7 17 (4.26%) AngularJS
8 15 (3.76%) Blazor
8 15 (3.76%) Web Services
9 11 (2.76%) OAuth
10 10 (2.51%) GraphQL
10 10 (2.51%) Next.js
10 10 (2.51%) Node.js
11 5 (1.25%) CSS3
11 5 (1.25%) Sass
11 5 (1.25%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 36 (9.02%) Data Centre
2 29 (7.27%) User Experience
2 29 (7.27%) Video Conferencing
3 16 (4.01%) Clustering
3 16 (4.01%) Self-Motivation
4 15 (3.76%) Enterprise Software
5 14 (3.51%) Management Information System
6 12 (3.01%) Public Cloud
7 10 (2.51%) BYOD
7 10 (2.51%) Client/Server
7 10 (2.51%) Driving Licence
7 10 (2.51%) Greenfield Project
7 10 (2.51%) iPad
7 10 (2.51%) Replication
8 8 (2.01%) iPhone
8 8 (2.01%) Microsoft Licensing
9 7 (1.75%) Blackberry
10 6 (1.50%) CCTV
11 4 (1.00%) Smartphone
12 3 (0.75%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 163 (40.85%) Windows
2 81 (20.30%) Windows Server
3 58 (14.54%) Windows 10
4 37 (9.27%) Windows 7
5 28 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (6.52%) Android
6 26 (6.52%) Linux
7 21 (5.26%) Windows Server 2016
8 17 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (4.01%) Windows Server 2019
10 13 (3.26%) Windows 8
11 9 (2.26%) Apple iOS
12 6 (1.50%) Mac OS
13 5 (1.25%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.75%) Unix
14 3 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.25%) CentOS
15 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.25%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (18.55%) ITIL
2 73 (18.30%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (17.54%) Migration
4 68 (17.04%) Problem-Solving
5 50 (12.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 35 (8.77%) Service Delivery
7 34 (8.52%) Fintech
8 32 (8.02%) Service Management
9 30 (7.52%) Refactoring
10 29 (7.27%) Mentoring
11 28 (7.02%) MVC
12 27 (6.77%) Project Management
13 25 (6.27%) Full Stack Development
14 23 (5.76%) ITSM
15 22 (5.51%) Scrum
16 20 (5.01%) OWASP
16 20 (5.01%) Time Management
17 19 (4.76%) TDD
18 17 (4.26%) Asset Management
18 17 (4.26%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 72 (18.05%) JavaScript
2 55 (13.78%) TypeScript
3 51 (12.78%) PowerShell
4 48 (12.03%) SQL
5 40 (10.03%) C#
6 31 (7.77%) PHP
7 30 (7.52%) Go
8 10 (2.51%) Python
8 10 (2.51%) VBScript
9 8 (2.01%) C
10 5 (1.25%) ES6
10 5 (1.25%) VB
11 3 (0.75%) Java
11 3 (0.75%) Ruby
12 2 (0.50%) F#
12 2 (0.50%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.50%) Tcl
13 1 (0.25%) R
13 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (11.78%) Degree
2 29 (7.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 28 (7.02%) Security Cleared
4 25 (6.27%) MCSA
5 23 (5.76%) MCSE
6 19 (4.76%) MCP
7 16 (4.01%) ITIL Certification
8 15 (3.76%) MCITP
9 13 (3.26%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (3.01%) MCTS
11 10 (2.51%) SC Cleared
12 9 (2.26%) CCA
12 9 (2.26%) Citrix Certification
13 8 (2.01%) CCNA
13 8 (2.01%) CCNP
14 6 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
14 6 (1.50%) Network+ Certification
15 5 (1.25%) DV Cleared
15 5 (1.25%) PMI Certification
15 5 (1.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (7.77%) SLA
2 13 (3.26%) QA
3 11 (2.76%) COBIT
4 9 (2.26%) GDPR
4 9 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 5 (1.25%) PMO
6 3 (0.75%) Accessibility
7 2 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.50%) ITGC
7 2 (0.50%) NIST
7 2 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.25%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 178 (44.61%) Active Directory
2 82 (20.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (11.28%) Hyper-V
4 21 (5.26%) vSphere
5 17 (4.26%) XenApp
6 16 (4.01%) XenDesktop
7 10 (2.51%) Docker
8 7 (1.75%) BitLocker
9 4 (1.00%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.75%) DFS Replication
10 3 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.25%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.25%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.25%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 79 (19.80%) SCCM
2 46 (11.53%) Microsoft Intune
3 31 (7.77%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 22 (5.51%) Kubernetes
5 19 (4.76%) SCOM
6 11 (2.76%) FortiGate
7 9 (2.26%) Grafana
7 9 (2.26%) IBM BigFix
8 7 (1.75%) ServiceCenter
9 6 (1.50%) Microsoft Clustering
9 6 (1.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 6 (1.50%) WSUS
10 5 (1.25%) Cisco CUCM
10 5 (1.25%) SCVMM
10 5 (1.25%) vCenter Server
11 4 (1.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 4 (1.00%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (0.75%) OfficeScan
12 3 (0.75%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 241 (60.40%) Microsoft
2 91 (22.81%) VMware
3 58 (14.54%) Cisco
4 45 (11.28%) Citrix
5 30 (7.52%) Dell
5 30 (7.52%) WorldPay
6 24 (6.02%) HP
7 21 (5.26%) SAP
8 19 (4.76%) NetApp
9 18 (4.51%) Polycom
10 16 (4.01%) IBM
10 16 (4.01%) ServiceNow
10 16 (4.01%) Sophos
11 13 (3.26%) Oracle
12 12 (3.01%) Acme Packet
13 11 (2.76%) Ivanti
13 11 (2.76%) Salesforce.com
13 11 (2.76%) SolarWinds
13 11 (2.76%) Yealink
14 9 (2.26%) Xerox