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 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 396 554 864
Rank change year-on-year +158 +310  
Permanent jobs citing Skype 662 407 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 0.41% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.66% 2.44% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 507 325 99
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,250 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03%  

Skype is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 14196 16683 19335
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.14% 16.94% 17.43%
Number of salaries quoted 11554 13858 15753
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

Skype
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Skype as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Skype in the UK

Skype
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +181 626 £47,500 +5.55% 86
London +176 331 £55,000 +15.78% 42
South East +87 112 £40,000 -11.11% 10
City of London +58 57 £60,000 +20.00% 12
Oxfordshire +58 48 £42,500 -5.55% 1
East of England +20 48 £37,500 -9.63% 2
North West -5 43 £40,000 +100.00% 8
Hertfordshire +19 40 £37,500 -36.17% 2
West Midlands +22 35 £42,500 -2.29% 14
Oxford +29 28 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Manchester -2 28 £40,000 +116.21% 5
South West +20 23 £30,000 -22.07% 3
Berkshire +18 21 £46,250 +36.02% 3
Scotland - 20 £43,250 - 2
Birmingham +8 18 £47,500 -3.06% 6
Watford -2 16 £50,000 +92.30%
Hampshire +23 15 £42,500 -15.00%
Yorkshire -3 15 £41,000 -2.38% 2
East Midlands +20 14 £47,000 +10.58% 2
West Yorkshire +11 12 £41,000 +2.50% 1
Reading +33 9 £47,500 +26.66% 2
Surrey +24 9 £35,000 -22.22% 4
Kent +12 9 £22,500 -62.50%
Nottingham +10 9 £46,500 +132.50%
Nottinghamshire +10 9 £46,500 +97.87%
Cheshire -19 9 £19,000 -60.00% 2
Edinburgh - 9 £55,000 - 2
Witney - 9 £32,500 -
Warrington - 8 £19,000 - 1
Hatfield - 8 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 945 (78.55%) Skype for Business
2 761 (63.26%) Microsoft
3 666 (55.36%) Windows
4 607 (50.46%) Active Directory
5 565 (46.97%) Office 365
6 418 (34.75%) Windows Server
7 330 (27.43%) MS Exchange
8 329 (27.35%) VMware
9 285 (23.69%) ITIL
10 279 (23.19%) SharePoint
11 248 (20.62%) Microsoft Azure
12 237 (19.70%) Microsoft Office
13 235 (19.53%) Cisco
14 227 (18.87%) Windows Server 2012
15 225 (18.70%) SCCM
16 209 (17.37%) Unified Communications
17 199 (16.54%) VMware Infrastructure
18 198 (16.46%) Citrix
18 198 (16.46%) DNS
19 196 (16.29%) Finance
20 195 (16.21%) DHCP
20 195 (16.21%) PowerShell
21 193 (16.04%) SQL Server
22 188 (15.63%) Hyper-V
23 187 (15.54%) Microsoft Certification
24 165 (13.72%) MCSE
25 149 (12.39%) Windows 7
26 147 (12.22%) Windows Server 2008
27 144 (11.97%) Firewall
28 122 (10.14%) VoIP

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
1 945 (78.55%) Skype for Business
2 330 (27.43%) MS Exchange
3 279 (23.19%) SharePoint
4 122 (10.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 119 (9.89%) Exchange Server 2013
6 49 (4.07%) IIS
7 44 (3.66%) SharePoint 2013
8 22 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2003
8 22 (1.83%) IBM Notes
9 19 (1.58%) CMS
9 19 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2007
10 15 (1.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 14 (1.16%) Office Communications Server
11 14 (1.16%) SAS
12 9 (0.75%) Confluence
13 7 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
14 6 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
15 5 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
15 5 (0.42%) IBM Domino
15 5 (0.42%) Umbraco
Applications
1 237 (19.70%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (3.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (2.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.75%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.50%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.083%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.083%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.083%) Final Cut Pro
8 1 (0.083%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.25%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.083%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.083%) Infor SunSystems
4 1 (0.083%) Magento
4 1 (0.083%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.083%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.083%) Sage CRM
4 1 (0.083%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.083%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 565 (46.97%) Office 365
2 248 (20.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 120 (9.98%) IaaS
4 116 (9.64%) Amazon AWS
5 63 (5.24%) PaaS
6 45 (3.74%) Azure Active Directory
7 43 (3.57%) OneDrive
8 40 (3.33%) SaaS
9 30 (2.49%) Cloud Computing
10 28 (2.33%) Yammer
11 13 (1.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 11 (0.91%) Dynamics 365
13 10 (0.83%) Mimecast
14 9 (0.75%) Dropbox
15 8 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
16 7 (0.58%) Slack
17 4 (0.33%) GitHub
18 3 (0.25%) Amazon CloudSearch
18 3 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
18 3 (0.25%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 209 (17.37%) Unified Communications
2 198 (16.46%) DNS
3 195 (16.21%) DHCP
4 144 (11.97%) Firewall
5 122 (10.14%) VoIP
6 113 (9.39%) PBX
7 109 (9.06%) LAN
8 98 (8.15%) WAN
9 83 (6.90%) TCP/IP
10 73 (6.07%) VPN
11 57 (4.74%) PSTN
12 56 (4.66%) SAN
13 50 (4.16%) MPLS
14 44 (3.66%) LDAP
15 43 (3.57%) ISDN
16 41 (3.41%) NetScaler
16 41 (3.41%) VLAN
17 39 (3.24%) Wireless
18 34 (2.83%) Kerberos
19 31 (2.58%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 193 (16.04%) SQL Server
2 38 (3.16%) MySQL
3 36 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
4 27 (2.24%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (0.42%) NoSQL
7 5 (0.42%) Power BI
7 5 (0.42%) QlikView
7 5 (0.42%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.33%) Big Data
8 4 (0.33%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.33%) ZAP BI
9 3 (0.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (0.25%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.083%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 16 (1.33%) Git (software)
2 11 (0.91%) JIRA
3 9 (0.75%) Jenkins
3 9 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (0.50%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.42%) Gradle
5 5 (0.42%) JUnit
6 4 (0.33%) Burp Suite
6 4 (0.33%) Cucumber
6 4 (0.33%) Fiddler
7 3 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.25%) CircleCI
7 3 (0.25%) Selenium
7 3 (0.25%) WebDriver
8 2 (0.17%) Grunt
8 2 (0.17%) Maven
8 2 (0.17%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.17%) Subversion
8 2 (0.17%) webpack
9 1 (0.083%) CocoaPods
General
1 196 (16.29%) Finance
2 80 (6.65%) Retail
3 62 (5.15%) Telecoms
4 60 (4.99%) Banking
5 47 (3.91%) Investment Banking
6 45 (3.74%) Retail Banking
7 38 (3.16%) Law
8 29 (2.41%) Legal
9 23 (1.91%) Marketing
10 21 (1.75%) Advertising
11 15 (1.25%) Games
12 14 (1.16%) Manufacturing
13 11 (0.91%) Billing
14 10 (0.83%) German Language
15 7 (0.58%) Back Office
15 7 (0.58%) Financial Institution
16 6 (0.50%) French Language
16 6 (0.50%) Multimedia
17 5 (0.42%) Local Government
18 4 (0.33%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 149 (12.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 140 (11.64%) Support Engineer
3 136 (11.31%) Analyst
4 113 (9.39%) Developer
5 110 (9.14%) Consultant
6 78 (6.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 75 (6.23%) 3rd Line Support
8 66 (5.49%) Unified Communications Engineer
9 61 (5.07%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 61 (5.07%) IT Support
10 58 (4.82%) IT Engineer
10 58 (4.82%) Lync Engineer
11 57 (4.74%) Systems Engineer
11 57 (4.74%) Windows Engineer
12 53 (4.41%) Support Analyst
13 51 (4.24%) Office 365 Engineer
14 49 (4.07%) Exchange Engineer
15 47 (3.91%) 2nd Line Support
15 47 (3.91%) Infrastructure Support
16 44 (3.66%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (5.74%) .NET
2 53 (4.41%) HTML
3 51 (4.24%) CSS
4 43 (3.57%) ASP.NET
5 26 (2.16%) Web Services
6 25 (2.08%) Django
6 25 (2.08%) jQuery
7 20 (1.66%) AngularJS
7 20 (1.66%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 19 (1.58%) ASP.NET Web API
9 18 (1.50%) XML
10 16 (1.33%) .NET Framework
10 16 (1.33%) REST
11 15 (1.25%) HTML5
12 13 (1.08%) CSS3
13 12 (1.00%) XMPP
14 11 (0.91%) ASP.NET MVC
15 10 (0.83%) RESTful
15 10 (0.83%) WCF
16 9 (0.75%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 86 (7.15%) Video Conferencing
2 79 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
2 79 (6.57%) Data Centre
3 78 (6.48%) Blackberry
4 71 (5.90%) User Experience
5 56 (4.66%) Computer Science
6 42 (3.49%) PKI
7 31 (2.58%) Management Information System
8 30 (2.49%) Mobile App
9 28 (2.33%) Algorithms
9 28 (2.33%) Virtual Team
10 25 (2.08%) Data Structures
10 25 (2.08%) Driving Licence
10 25 (2.08%) mHealth
11 24 (2.00%) Hybrid Cloud
12 19 (1.58%) Public Cloud
13 18 (1.50%) Clustering
13 18 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
13 18 (1.50%) HP Storage
14 16 (1.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 666 (55.36%) Windows
2 418 (34.75%) Windows Server
3 227 (18.87%) Windows Server 2012
4 149 (12.39%) Windows 7
5 147 (12.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 109 (9.06%) Windows 10
7 85 (7.07%) Linux
8 84 (6.98%) Android
9 82 (6.82%) Apple iOS
10 57 (4.74%) Mac OS X
10 57 (4.74%) Windows Server 2003
11 35 (2.91%) Windows 8
12 20 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 14 (1.16%) Windows XP
14 12 (1.00%) Unix
15 10 (0.83%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
17 4 (0.33%) Windows Vista
18 3 (0.25%) Data ONTAP
19 2 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 285 (23.69%) ITIL
2 94 (7.81%) Mentoring
2 94 (7.81%) Migration
3 91 (7.56%) Agile Software Development
4 88 (7.32%) Presales
5 68 (5.65%) Identity Management
6 64 (5.32%) Service Management
7 62 (5.15%) Service Delivery
8 61 (5.07%) Asset Management
9 54 (4.49%) Project Management
9 54 (4.49%) Time Management
10 50 (4.16%) Continuous Improvement
11 48 (3.99%) CRM
12 45 (3.74%) Wealth Management
13 44 (3.66%) Incident Management
13 44 (3.66%) Patch Management
14 39 (3.24%) Customer Requirements
15 38 (3.16%) High Availability
16 36 (2.99%) Coaching
16 36 (2.99%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 195 (16.21%) PowerShell
2 105 (8.73%) SQL
3 58 (4.82%) C#
4 52 (4.32%) JavaScript
5 50 (4.16%) Java
6 29 (2.41%) Python
7 26 (2.16%) Apple Swift
7 26 (2.16%) Objective-C
8 24 (2.00%) VBScript
9 22 (1.83%) VB
10 11 (0.91%) C
11 6 (0.50%) PHP
12 5 (0.42%) Perl
13 4 (0.33%) Ruby
14 3 (0.25%) CoffeeScript
14 3 (0.25%) ES6
14 3 (0.25%) Scala
14 3 (0.25%) XPath
15 2 (0.17%) C++
15 2 (0.17%) R
Qualifications
1 187 (15.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 165 (13.72%) MCSE
3 94 (7.81%) Degree
4 61 (5.07%) MCSA
5 57 (4.74%) Cisco Certification
6 49 (4.07%) Computer Science Degree
7 48 (3.99%) CCNA
8 41 (3.41%) Security Cleared
9 39 (3.24%) SC Cleared
10 33 (2.74%) CCNP
11 32 (2.66%) MCITP
11 32 (2.66%) MCP
12 29 (2.41%) Citrix Certification
13 24 (2.00%) CCA
14 12 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 11 (0.91%) CCIE
16 7 (0.58%) PMI Certification
17 6 (0.50%) CISSP
17 6 (0.50%) OCMJEA
17 6 (0.50%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.16%) SLA
2 12 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (0.91%) QA
4 5 (0.42%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.17%) ISO 14000
5 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.17%) SSAE 16
6 1 (0.083%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.083%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.083%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.083%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.083%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 607 (50.46%) Active Directory
2 199 (16.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 188 (15.63%) Hyper-V
4 118 (9.81%) XenApp
5 97 (8.06%) XenDesktop
6 87 (7.23%) vSphere
7 32 (2.66%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (1.41%) Terminal Services
9 8 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (0.58%) BitLocker
11 6 (0.50%) Forefront TMG
11 6 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
12 5 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.25%) Docker
14 3 (0.25%) Firmware
14 3 (0.25%) Terminal Server
14 3 (0.25%) Xen
15 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 225 (18.70%) SCCM
2 82 (6.82%) SCOM
3 53 (4.41%) WSUS
4 43 (3.57%) AirWatch
5 39 (3.24%) Microsoft Intune
6 19 (1.58%) Puppet
6 19 (1.58%) vCenter Server
7 17 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
8 14 (1.16%) Backup Exec
9 11 (0.91%) Cisco CUCM
9 11 (0.91%) Cisco UCCX
10 10 (0.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 9 (0.75%) SmoothWall
12 8 (0.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 8 (0.67%) Terraform
13 7 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
13 7 (0.58%) SCOrch
14 6 (0.50%) FortiGate
14 6 (0.50%) Nagios
14 6 (0.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 761 (63.26%) Microsoft
2 329 (27.35%) VMware
3 235 (19.53%) Cisco
4 198 (16.46%) Citrix
5 92 (7.65%) HP
6 66 (5.49%) Avaya
7 57 (4.74%) Apple
8 48 (3.99%) Polycom
9 44 (3.66%) NetApp
10 41 (3.41%) Mitel
11 39 (3.24%) Sonus
12 38 (3.16%) AppSense
13 34 (2.83%) Juniper
14 33 (2.74%) Symantec
15 30 (2.49%) Dell
15 30 (2.49%) Remedy
15 30 (2.49%) ServiceNow
16 26 (2.16%) Lotus
17 25 (2.08%) McAfee
18 23 (1.91%) CheckPoint
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £28000 - £31000 per annum + on call
Posted: 23 hours ago
West London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £33000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NHS Blood And Transplant
Salary: From £40,428 to £48,514 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
The North Starr
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + 20% commission
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £37000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + On Call + Over Time
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £60000 - £63000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Car Allowance, Training, Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + 7.5%
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £60,000-£75,000 + Benefits and bonus (depending on experience)
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Roc Search
Salary: £18000 per annum + Training, Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
East Midlands
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £40k - 45k per year + Certified Training
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Open Select Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £95000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Brand Learning
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Bonus / Benefits / Training
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £40k - 45k per year + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £50K basic + Superb Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago