Period
to 2 April 2020

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 2 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype
UK
6 months to
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 347 409 444
Rank change year-on-year +62 +35 +23
Permanent jobs citing Skype 1,014 1,100 1,204
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.87% 0.74% 0.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.75% 4.90% 4.54%
Number of salaries quoted 923 1,022 1,138
Median annual salary £50,000 £48,250 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.63% +1.58% +5.56%
10th Percentile £26,750 £27,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £81,250 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,888 £41,969 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.57% +4.92% -11.11%

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 17,621 22,439 26,516
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.04% 15.16% 14.98%
Number of salaries quoted 13,841 17,333 21,169
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 2 April 2020.

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 2 April 2020. 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 +56 912 £50,000 +5.26% 229
UK excluding London +55 550 £43,888 +4.57% 193
London +86 427 £60,000 +20.00% 50
North of England +57 161 £53,053 +56.04% 59
South East +49 151 £42,500 -15.00% 32
Work from Home -28 112 £65,000 +8.33% 42
North West +48 91 £39,674 +13.35% 22
South West +37 58 £42,500 -9.57% 31
Midlands -10 58 £50,000 +17.37% 37
East of England +54 52 £42,375 -17.32% 19
Yorkshire +41 50 £55,000 +61.76% 33
West Midlands +6 48 £50,000 +38.89% 21
Scotland +56 37 £33,000 -26.67% 7
Wales +21 33 £42,500 +14.09% 6
North East -11 20 £55,000 -7.13% 4
East Midlands +1 9 £37,500 -21.05% 16

For the 6 months to 2 April 2020, 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.

1 723 (71.30%) Microsoft
2 693 (68.34%) Skype for Business
3 681 (67.16%) Office 365
4 500 (49.31%) Windows
5 422 (41.62%) Active Directory
6 351 (34.62%) Azure
7 249 (24.56%) SharePoint
8 234 (23.08%) SCCM
9 229 (22.58%) Microsoft Office
10 226 (22.29%) Windows Server
11 210 (20.71%) Windows 10
12 184 (18.15%) ITIL
13 178 (17.55%) Finance
14 176 (17.36%) VMware
15 172 (16.96%) Cisco
16 152 (14.99%) Unified Communications
17 151 (14.89%) Problem-Solving
18 149 (14.69%) Hyper-V
19 148 (14.60%) Video Conferencing
20 147 (14.50%) Microsoft Intune
21 145 (14.30%) MS Exchange
22 143 (14.10%) PowerShell
23 133 (13.12%) Microsoft Certification
24 129 (12.72%) WAN
25 122 (12.03%) VMware Infrastructure
26 120 (11.83%) LAN
27 119 (11.74%) Citrix
27 119 (11.74%) Firewall
28 117 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
29 115 (11.34%) SLA

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
1 693 (68.34%) Skype for Business
2 249 (24.56%) SharePoint
3 145 (14.30%) MS Exchange
4 53 (5.23%) Exchange Server 2013
5 52 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
6 29 (2.86%) CMS
7 24 (2.37%) Confluence
8 9 (0.89%) IIS
9 6 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (0.49%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (0.30%) ThingWorx
12 2 (0.20%) Apache
12 2 (0.20%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.099%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.099%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.099%) IBM Domino
13 1 (0.099%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.099%) Moodle
13 1 (0.099%) SAS
13 1 (0.099%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 229 (22.58%) Microsoft Office
2 57 (5.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 47 (4.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.39%) Adobe Captivate
5 4 (0.39%) CINEMA 4D
5 4 (0.39%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.39%) Snagit
6 3 (0.30%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.30%) Camtasia
6 3 (0.30%) Open Workbench
7 2 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.20%) assyst
2 2 (0.20%) Eikon
2 2 (0.20%) Elite 3E
2 2 (0.20%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.099%) OpenCart
3 1 (0.099%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.099%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.099%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (0.099%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.099%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 681 (67.16%) Office 365
2 351 (34.62%) Azure
3 114 (11.24%) AWS
4 112 (11.05%) OneDrive
5 99 (9.76%) Azure Active Directory
6 46 (4.54%) PaaS
7 35 (3.45%) Mimecast
8 34 (3.35%) IaaS
8 34 (3.35%) SaaS
9 33 (3.25%) Power Platform
10 23 (2.27%) GCP
11 18 (1.78%) PowerApps
12 16 (1.58%) Slack
13 13 (1.28%) Yammer
14 10 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
14 10 (0.99%) OpenShift
14 10 (0.99%) WhatsApp
15 6 (0.59%) Azure Stack
15 6 (0.59%) Serverless
16 5 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 152 (14.99%) Unified Communications
2 129 (12.72%) WAN
3 120 (11.83%) LAN
4 119 (11.74%) Firewall
5 107 (10.55%) VoIP
6 104 (10.26%) DHCP
6 104 (10.26%) DNS
7 88 (8.68%) VPN
8 86 (8.48%) Internet
9 66 (6.51%) Intranet
10 65 (6.41%) SAN
11 61 (6.02%) TCP/IP
12 53 (5.23%) WebEx
13 52 (5.13%) Wireless
14 44 (4.34%) Wi-Fi
15 42 (4.14%) MPLS
16 40 (3.94%) NetScaler
17 37 (3.65%) Remote Desktop
18 27 (2.66%) PSTN
19 25 (2.47%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (8.28%) SQL Server
2 18 (1.78%) Power BI
3 9 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
3 9 (0.89%) MySQL
4 8 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (0.49%) Data Lake
8 4 (0.39%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.39%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.30%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.30%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.30%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.20%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle ODI
10 2 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.20%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 32 (3.16%) JIRA
2 13 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (1.18%) Visual Studio
4 8 (0.79%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (0.39%) TestRail
6 4 (0.39%) Zephyr
7 3 (0.30%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.20%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.20%) Rational Team Concert
8 2 (0.20%) Selenium
9 1 (0.099%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.099%) Grunt
9 1 (0.099%) gulp
9 1 (0.099%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.099%) JMeter
9 1 (0.099%) Postman
9 1 (0.099%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.099%) Subversion
General
1 178 (17.55%) Finance
2 40 (3.94%) Law
3 29 (2.86%) Legal
3 29 (2.86%) Telecoms
4 28 (2.76%) Back Office
5 27 (2.66%) Public Sector
6 26 (2.56%) Marketing
7 15 (1.48%) Advertising
8 11 (1.08%) Games
8 11 (1.08%) Retail
9 10 (0.99%) Banking
9 10 (0.99%) Billing
10 7 (0.69%) Brand Awareness
10 7 (0.69%) Japanese Language
11 6 (0.59%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.59%) Police
12 5 (0.49%) Automotive
12 5 (0.49%) Local Government
12 5 (0.49%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.39%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 130 (12.82%) Consultant
2 126 (12.43%) Analyst
3 108 (10.65%) Support Engineer
4 79 (7.79%) Architect
5 55 (5.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 50 (4.93%) 2nd Line Support
7 48 (4.73%) IT Support
7 48 (4.73%) Service Analyst
7 48 (4.73%) Solutions Architect
8 44 (4.34%) Service Desk Analyst
9 38 (3.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 36 (3.55%) Support Analyst
11 35 (3.45%) Project Manager
12 34 (3.35%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 34 (3.35%) Desktop Support
13 29 (2.86%) Business Manager
14 27 (2.66%) Business Development Manager
14 27 (2.66%) Development Manager
14 27 (2.66%) New Business Development Manager
14 27 (2.66%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (3.06%) .NET
2 19 (1.87%) HTML
3 14 (1.38%) ASP.NET
3 14 (1.38%) Web Services
4 13 (1.28%) CSS
5 10 (0.99%) AngularJS
5 10 (0.99%) HTML5
6 7 (0.69%) SAML
7 6 (0.59%) .NET Core
7 6 (0.59%) REST
7 6 (0.59%) WebRTC
8 4 (0.39%) .NET Framework
8 4 (0.39%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (0.39%) React
8 4 (0.39%) Ruby on Rails
9 3 (0.30%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (0.30%) JSON
9 3 (0.30%) RESTful
9 3 (0.30%) XMPP
10 2 (0.20%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 148 (14.60%) Video Conferencing
2 100 (9.86%) Data Centre
3 47 (4.64%) Self-Motivation
4 46 (4.54%) Analytical Skills
5 39 (3.85%) User Experience
6 36 (3.55%) iPad
7 31 (3.06%) Hybrid Cloud
8 27 (2.66%) Management Information System
9 22 (2.17%) Public Cloud
9 22 (2.17%) Smartphone
10 20 (1.97%) Private Cloud
10 20 (1.97%) Replication
11 18 (1.78%) BYOD
11 18 (1.78%) iPhone
12 15 (1.48%) Clustering
13 14 (1.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 14 (1.38%) Mobile App
14 13 (1.28%) e-Learning
14 13 (1.28%) Virtual Team
15 12 (1.18%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 500 (49.31%) Windows
2 226 (22.29%) Windows Server
3 210 (20.71%) Windows 10
4 110 (10.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 84 (8.28%) Android
5 84 (8.28%) Windows 7
6 73 (7.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 72 (7.10%) Windows Server 2016
8 66 (6.51%) Apple iOS
9 50 (4.93%) Linux
10 24 (2.37%) Windows Server 2019
11 20 (1.97%) Mac OS
12 19 (1.87%) Mac OS X
13 12 (1.18%) Windows 8
14 10 (0.99%) Unix
15 7 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 5 (0.49%) CentOS
16 5 (0.49%) VMS
16 5 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
17 1 (0.099%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (18.15%) ITIL
2 151 (14.89%) Problem-Solving
3 117 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
4 103 (10.16%) Presales
5 97 (9.57%) Migration
6 93 (9.17%) Mentoring
7 88 (8.68%) Project Management
8 87 (8.58%) Service Management
9 76 (7.50%) Change Management
10 73 (7.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 66 (6.51%) Project Delivery
12 59 (5.82%) Coaching
13 56 (5.52%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 50 (4.93%) Customer Requirements
15 45 (4.44%) Service Delivery
16 44 (4.34%) ITSM
17 41 (4.04%) Incident Management
17 41 (4.04%) PRINCE2
18 40 (3.94%) Creative Thinking
19 39 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 143 (14.10%) PowerShell
2 87 (8.58%) SQL
3 28 (2.76%) Python
4 27 (2.66%) C#
4 27 (2.66%) JavaScript
5 25 (2.47%) C
6 14 (1.38%) Java
7 10 (0.99%) Bash Shell
8 8 (0.79%) C++
8 8 (0.79%) PHP
8 8 (0.79%) VBA
8 8 (0.79%) VBScript
9 7 (0.69%) Shell Script
10 6 (0.59%) R
10 6 (0.59%) VB
11 5 (0.49%) Ruby
11 5 (0.49%) TypeScript
12 4 (0.39%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.099%) COBOL
13 1 (0.099%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 133 (13.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 68 (6.71%) Security Cleared
3 65 (6.41%) MCSE
4 58 (5.72%) Cisco Certification
5 53 (5.23%) Degree
6 41 (4.04%) CCNA
7 37 (3.65%) MCSA
8 36 (3.55%) SC Cleared
9 31 (3.06%) MCP
10 23 (2.27%) CCNP
11 22 (2.17%) MCITP
12 19 (1.87%) A+ Certification
12 19 (1.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 14 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
14 13 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (0.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 9 (0.89%) PMI Certification
17 8 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
18 7 (0.69%) Avaya Certification
19 6 (0.59%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (11.34%) SLA
2 17 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.28%) QA
4 10 (0.99%) PMO
5 9 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 4 (0.39%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 3 (0.30%) ISO 14001
7 3 (0.30%) P3O
8 2 (0.20%) Actionable Recommendations
8 2 (0.20%) COBIT
8 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.099%) CDISC
9 1 (0.099%) GDPR
9 1 (0.099%) NCSC
9 1 (0.099%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 422 (41.62%) Active Directory
2 149 (14.69%) Hyper-V
3 122 (12.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 55 (5.42%) XenApp
5 42 (4.14%) XenDesktop
6 39 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
7 24 (2.37%) vSphere
8 19 (1.87%) Virtual Servers
9 14 (1.38%) Docker
10 11 (1.08%) BitLocker
10 11 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
10 11 (1.08%) vCloud
11 9 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
12 8 (0.79%) Terminal Server
13 7 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 7 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
14 6 (0.59%) VMware NSX
14 6 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
14 6 (0.59%) Xen
15 2 (0.20%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 234 (23.08%) SCCM
2 147 (14.50%) Microsoft Intune
3 22 (2.17%) AirWatch
4 19 (1.87%) WSUS
5 18 (1.78%) Cisco CUCM
6 15 (1.48%) vCenter Server
7 14 (1.38%) Backup Exec
7 14 (1.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 13 (1.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 13 (1.28%) Kubernetes
8 13 (1.28%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 12 (1.18%) SCOM
9 12 (1.18%) Single Sign-On
10 10 (0.99%) Cisco UCCX
11 7 (0.69%) Jamf Pro
11 7 (0.69%) SCOrch
12 6 (0.59%) XenMobile
13 5 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
14 4 (0.39%) HP Data Protector
14 4 (0.39%) Nessus
Vendors
1 723 (71.30%) Microsoft
2 176 (17.36%) VMware
3 172 (16.96%) Cisco
4 119 (11.74%) Citrix
5 92 (9.07%) Apple
6 82 (8.09%) Polycom
7 54 (5.33%) HP
8 46 (4.54%) Google
9 41 (4.04%) Avaya
9 41 (4.04%) Sonus
10 40 (3.94%) Mitel
11 36 (3.55%) BT
11 36 (3.55%) Dell
12 30 (2.96%) Veeam
13 27 (2.66%) CommVault
13 27 (2.66%) ServiceNow
14 24 (2.37%) Sophos
15 23 (2.27%) Adobe
15 23 (2.27%) Oracle
16 21 (2.07%) Symantec