Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype
UK
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 409 601 1078
Rank change year-on-year +192 +477 +36
Permanent jobs citing Skype 1318 828 236
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 0.42% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.69% 2.49% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 982 707 210
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,750 £26,200
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.61% -7.78% +50.00%

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 28090 33253 37788
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.95% 16.88% 17.32%
Number of salaries quoted 22724 27547 30756
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,500 £70,000
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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +202 1247 £45,000 - 84
London +223 691 £50,000 - 34
UK excluding London +127 596 £40,000 -3.61% 51
South East +99 192 £39,000 -13.33% 12
North of England +18 127 £40,000 - 14
Midlands +53 100 £45,000 +5.88% 10
East of England +34 81 £43,500 +4.82% 8
West Midlands +44 72 £40,000 -5.88% 7
North West +26 72 £40,000 +18.08% 3
South West +26 54 £37,500 -6.25% 6
Yorkshire +26 45 £45,000 +6.51% 10
Scotland +32 35 £50,000 +2.04%
East Midlands +21 28 £46,500 +6.08% 3
Wales +11 14 £31,250 -8.09% 1
North East -6 10 £27,500 -21.43% 1
Northern Ireland -12 1 £45,000 +50.00%

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 1033 (78.38%) Skype for Business
2 826 (62.67%) Microsoft
3 744 (56.45%) Windows
4 670 (50.83%) Active Directory
5 628 (47.65%) Office 365
6 413 (31.34%) MS Exchange
6 413 (31.34%) Windows Server
7 402 (30.50%) VMware
8 362 (27.47%) ITIL
9 333 (25.27%) Microsoft Office
10 320 (24.28%) Microsoft Azure
11 279 (21.17%) SCCM
12 273 (20.71%) SharePoint
13 266 (20.18%) Citrix
14 264 (20.03%) Finance
15 262 (19.88%) Microsoft Certification
16 241 (18.29%) Windows 7
17 240 (18.21%) PowerShell
18 236 (17.91%) Cisco
19 231 (17.53%) MCSE
20 219 (16.62%) DNS
21 217 (16.46%) DHCP
22 209 (15.86%) Windows Server 2012
23 202 (15.33%) VMware Infrastructure
24 200 (15.17%) Blackberry
25 195 (14.80%) Retail
26 194 (14.72%) Hyper-V
27 193 (14.64%) Unified Communications
27 193 (14.64%) Exchange Server 2010
28 187 (14.19%) IaaS

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 1033 (78.38%) Skype for Business
2 413 (31.34%) MS Exchange
3 273 (20.71%) SharePoint
4 193 (14.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 106 (8.04%) Exchange Server 2013
6 47 (3.57%) IIS
7 27 (2.05%) SharePoint 2013
8 25 (1.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 24 (1.82%) IBM Notes
10 22 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
11 18 (1.37%) CMS
12 17 (1.29%) Office Communications Server
13 15 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
14 14 (1.06%) IBM Domino
15 12 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
16 9 (0.68%) SAS
17 7 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
18 6 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
19 5 (0.38%) Confluence
20 4 (0.30%) Apache
Applications
1 333 (25.27%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (3.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (2.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (1.14%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.30%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.23%) Adobe Captivate
7 3 (0.23%) Camtasia
7 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.15%) InCopy
8 2 (0.15%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 25 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.23%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.076%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.076%) Infor SunSystems
4 1 (0.076%) Magento
4 1 (0.076%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.076%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.076%) Sage CRM
4 1 (0.076%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.076%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 628 (47.65%) Office 365
2 320 (24.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 187 (14.19%) IaaS
4 132 (10.02%) Amazon AWS
5 74 (5.61%) PaaS
6 64 (4.86%) SaaS
7 55 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
8 41 (3.11%) OneDrive
9 32 (2.43%) Yammer
10 27 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
11 20 (1.52%) Mimecast
12 16 (1.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 12 (0.91%) Dropbox
14 11 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
15 10 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
16 8 (0.61%) Slack
17 4 (0.30%) GitHub
18 3 (0.23%) Amazon CloudSearch
18 3 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
18 3 (0.23%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 219 (16.62%) DNS
2 217 (16.46%) DHCP
3 193 (14.64%) Unified Communications
4 166 (12.59%) VoIP
5 158 (11.99%) Firewall
6 131 (9.94%) LAN
7 125 (9.48%) WAN
8 115 (8.73%) PBX
9 98 (7.44%) VPN
10 92 (6.98%) TCP/IP
11 67 (5.08%) SAN
12 64 (4.86%) MPLS
13 56 (4.25%) VLAN
14 45 (3.41%) PSTN
15 43 (3.26%) Remote Desktop
15 43 (3.26%) Wi-Fi
16 40 (3.03%) LDAP
17 36 (2.73%) ISDN
18 31 (2.35%) Internet
18 31 (2.35%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (13.58%) SQL Server
2 30 (2.28%) MySQL
3 28 (2.12%) SQL Server 2012
4 20 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (0.61%) Power BI
8 8 (0.61%) QlikView
9 6 (0.46%) NoSQL
9 6 (0.46%) SQL Server 2016
10 4 (0.30%) Big Data
10 4 (0.30%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (0.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.23%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.15%) Electronic Patient Records
13 1 (0.076%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (1.37%) JIRA
2 13 (0.99%) Jenkins
3 11 (0.83%) Git (software)
4 9 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (0.46%) Gradle
5 6 (0.46%) JUnit
6 5 (0.38%) Selenium
6 5 (0.38%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.38%) WebDriver
7 4 (0.30%) Cucumber
7 4 (0.30%) Grunt
7 4 (0.30%) MSI
7 4 (0.30%) webpack
8 3 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.23%) CircleCI
8 3 (0.23%) Maven
9 2 (0.15%) git-flow
9 2 (0.15%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.076%) Mocha
10 1 (0.076%) SpecFlow
General
1 264 (20.03%) Finance
2 195 (14.80%) Retail
3 162 (12.29%) Banking
4 151 (11.46%) Investment Banking
5 145 (11.00%) Retail Banking
6 84 (6.37%) Telecoms
7 39 (2.96%) Legal
8 33 (2.50%) Law
9 31 (2.35%) French Language
10 23 (1.75%) Advertising
10 23 (1.75%) Games
10 23 (1.75%) Marketing
11 14 (1.06%) Manufacturing
12 9 (0.68%) Back Office
12 9 (0.68%) Publishing
12 9 (0.68%) Spanish Language
13 8 (0.61%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.61%) German Language
14 6 (0.46%) Local Government
15 5 (0.38%) Billing
Job Titles
1 156 (11.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 154 (11.68%) Analyst
3 149 (11.31%) Support Engineer
4 103 (7.81%) Developer
5 100 (7.59%) Consultant
6 90 (6.83%) 3rd Line Support
7 85 (6.45%) IT Support
8 82 (6.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 66 (5.01%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 64 (4.86%) Support Analyst
11 61 (4.63%) Office 365 Engineer
12 54 (4.10%) IT Engineer
13 53 (4.02%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
14 52 (3.95%) Architect
14 52 (3.95%) Infrastructure Support
14 52 (3.95%) Windows Engineer
15 51 (3.87%) Unified Communications Engineer
16 49 (3.72%) 2nd Line Support
16 49 (3.72%) Desktop Support
16 49 (3.72%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (4.78%) CSS
2 60 (4.55%) .NET
2 60 (4.55%) HTML
3 35 (2.66%) ASP.NET
4 31 (2.35%) Web Services
5 23 (1.75%) jQuery
6 22 (1.67%) AngularJS
7 21 (1.59%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 20 (1.52%) React
9 19 (1.44%) Django
10 15 (1.14%) CSS3
11 14 (1.06%) ASP.NET Web API
11 14 (1.06%) HTML5
12 13 (0.99%) ASP.NET MVC
12 13 (0.99%) Sass
12 13 (0.99%) XMPP
13 12 (0.91%) Node.js
14 11 (0.83%) WCF
15 10 (0.76%) Laravel
16 9 (0.68%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 200 (15.17%) Blackberry
2 121 (9.18%) User Experience
3 96 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
4 90 (6.83%) Data Centre
5 82 (6.22%) Video Conferencing
6 49 (3.72%) Computer Science
7 33 (2.50%) PKI
8 26 (1.97%) Management Information System
9 25 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
10 24 (1.82%) e-Learning
11 21 (1.59%) BYOD
11 21 (1.59%) Driving Licence
12 18 (1.37%) Algorithms
12 18 (1.37%) Public Cloud
13 17 (1.29%) HP Storage
14 16 (1.21%) Data Structures
14 16 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
14 16 (1.21%) mHealth
14 16 (1.21%) Mobile App
15 13 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 744 (56.45%) Windows
2 413 (31.34%) Windows Server
3 241 (18.29%) Windows 7
4 209 (15.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 158 (11.99%) Windows 10
6 151 (11.46%) Android
7 148 (11.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 146 (11.08%) Apple iOS
9 134 (10.17%) Mac OS X
10 121 (9.18%) Linux
11 57 (4.32%) Windows Server 2003
12 50 (3.79%) Windows 8
13 26 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 18 (1.37%) Mac OS
14 18 (1.37%) Windows XP
15 16 (1.21%) Unix
16 10 (0.76%) Windows Mobile
17 6 (0.46%) Data ONTAP
18 4 (0.30%) Windows Phone
19 2 (0.15%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 362 (27.47%) ITIL
2 160 (12.14%) Asset Management
3 145 (11.00%) Wealth Management
4 143 (10.85%) Service Management
5 102 (7.74%) Migration
6 84 (6.37%) Agile Software Development
7 82 (6.22%) Presales
8 76 (5.77%) Mentoring
8 76 (5.77%) Problem Management
9 68 (5.16%) Service Delivery
10 58 (4.40%) CRM
11 57 (4.32%) Patch Management
12 53 (4.02%) Project Management
13 52 (3.95%) Identity Management
14 49 (3.72%) Knowledge Management
15 47 (3.57%) Incident Management
15 47 (3.57%) Kalman Filter
16 44 (3.34%) Continuous Improvement
17 42 (3.19%) E-Commerce
18 36 (2.73%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 240 (18.21%) PowerShell
2 120 (9.10%) SQL
3 62 (4.70%) JavaScript
4 43 (3.26%) Java
5 42 (3.19%) C#
6 28 (2.12%) Python
7 21 (1.59%) VB
8 18 (1.37%) VBScript
9 16 (1.21%) Apple Swift
9 16 (1.21%) Objective-C
9 16 (1.21%) PHP
10 10 (0.76%) C
11 7 (0.53%) CoffeeScript
11 7 (0.53%) Ruby
12 5 (0.38%) ES6
12 5 (0.38%) Scala
13 3 (0.23%) XPath
14 2 (0.15%) R
14 2 (0.15%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.076%) Perl
Qualifications
1 262 (19.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 231 (17.53%) MCSE
3 96 (7.28%) Citrix Certification
4 89 (6.75%) CCA
5 88 (6.68%) Degree
6 77 (5.84%) MCSA
7 42 (3.19%) Cisco Certification
8 41 (3.11%) MCITP
9 40 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
10 39 (2.96%) MCP
11 36 (2.73%) Security Cleared
12 33 (2.50%) CCNA
13 29 (2.20%) SC Cleared
14 25 (1.90%) CCNP
15 11 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 8 (0.61%) A+ Certification
16 8 (0.61%) CCIE
16 8 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
17 7 (0.53%) CCEA
17 7 (0.53%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (2.50%) SLA
2 14 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (0.61%) QA
4 4 (0.30%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.23%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.15%) PMO
6 2 (0.15%) SSAE 16
7 1 (0.076%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.076%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.076%) GDPR
7 1 (0.076%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 670 (50.83%) Active Directory
2 202 (15.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 194 (14.72%) Hyper-V
4 167 (12.67%) XenApp
5 148 (11.23%) XenDesktop
6 81 (6.15%) vSphere
7 54 (4.10%) VMware ESXi
8 30 (2.28%) Terminal Services
9 13 (0.99%) Virtual Desktop
10 11 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
11 8 (0.61%) Firmware
11 8 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (0.38%) Docker
12 5 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (0.30%) BitLocker
14 3 (0.23%) Xen
15 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (0.15%) VMware Server
16 1 (0.076%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 279 (21.17%) SCCM
2 121 (9.18%) AirWatch
3 82 (6.22%) SCOM
4 61 (4.63%) WSUS
5 43 (3.26%) Microsoft Intune
6 23 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
7 22 (1.67%) Backup Exec
8 21 (1.59%) Puppet
9 16 (1.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 15 (1.14%) Cisco CUCM
11 11 (0.83%) Terraform
12 10 (0.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 10 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
13 9 (0.68%) Cisco UCCX
13 9 (0.68%) SmoothWall
13 9 (0.68%) vCenter Server
14 7 (0.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 6 (0.46%) Nagios
15 6 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 6 (0.46%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 826 (62.67%) Microsoft
2 402 (30.50%) VMware
3 266 (20.18%) Citrix
4 236 (17.91%) Cisco
5 127 (9.64%) Apple
6 103 (7.81%) AppSense
7 99 (7.51%) ServiceNow
8 92 (6.98%) McAfee
9 89 (6.75%) HP
10 74 (5.61%) Avaya
11 63 (4.78%) Remedy
12 46 (3.49%) Symantec
13 40 (3.03%) Dell
14 37 (2.81%) Lotus
15 35 (2.66%) NetApp
16 34 (2.58%) Juniper
17 31 (2.35%) Veeam
18 27 (2.05%) EMC
19 25 (1.90%) Polycom
20 24 (1.82%) Mitel