Period
to 17 July 2018

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 17 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype
UK
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 437 430 635
Rank change year-on-year -7 +205 +480
Permanent jobs citing Skype 1,186 1,266 810
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.71% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.47% 4.49% 2.35%
Number of salaries quoted 978 960 694
UK median annual salary £45,000 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £24,000 £26,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% - -

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 26,556 28,210 34,446
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.10% 15.88% 16.94%
Number of salaries quoted 21,017 22,941 28,605
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 17 July 2018.

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 17 July 2018. 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 -30 1,084 £45,000 - 127
UK excluding London -5 596 £40,000 -5.88% 96
London -30 531 £53,000 +6.00% 39
South East -25 175 £47,500 +11.76% 27
North of England +44 150 £35,000 -12.50% 20
North West +23 89 £35,000 -12.50% 10
Midlands +11 82 £42,500 -5.56% 13
East of England -15 70 £37,500 -13.79% 17
South West +10 61 £39,466 +5.24% 9
Yorkshire +45 47 £37,500 -8.54% 7
West Midlands +7 45 £42,750 -5.00% 9
Scotland -17 45 £50,000 - 4
East Midlands +7 37 £41,250 -9.84% 4
North East -18 14 £32,500 - 3
Wales -1 12 £50,000 +33.33% 5
Northern Ireland - 5 - - 1

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, 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.

1 861 (72.60%) Skype for Business
2 675 (56.91%) Microsoft
3 646 (54.47%) Windows
4 583 (49.16%) Office 365
5 536 (45.19%) Active Directory
6 327 (27.57%) VMware
7 318 (26.81%) Windows Server
8 310 (26.14%) Microsoft Azure
9 302 (25.46%) ITIL
10 287 (24.20%) MS Exchange
11 272 (22.93%) SharePoint
12 250 (21.08%) Cisco
13 195 (16.44%) SQL
14 194 (16.36%) VMware Infrastructure
15 189 (15.94%) Citrix
16 188 (15.85%) Windows 10
17 187 (15.77%) SQL Server
18 185 (15.60%) Microsoft Office
18 185 (15.60%) DNS
19 184 (15.51%) SCCM
20 180 (15.18%) Hyper-V
21 173 (14.59%) Firewall
22 169 (14.25%) PowerShell
23 152 (12.82%) LAN
24 149 (12.56%) Finance
25 147 (12.39%) Windows Server 2008
26 146 (12.31%) Windows Server 2012
27 144 (12.14%) Microsoft Certification
28 142 (11.97%) Windows 7
29 139 (11.72%) WAN

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
1 861 (72.60%) Skype for Business
2 287 (24.20%) MS Exchange
3 272 (22.93%) SharePoint
4 123 (10.37%) Exchange Server 2013
5 84 (7.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 19 (1.60%) CMS
7 18 (1.52%) SharePoint Server
8 15 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2007
9 14 (1.18%) IIS
10 13 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 12 (1.01%) Confluence
12 11 (0.93%) Drupal
12 11 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
12 11 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (0.51%) OpenStack
13 6 (0.51%) Umbraco
14 5 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
15 4 (0.34%) IBM Notes
16 3 (0.25%) GroupWise
16 3 (0.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 185 (15.60%) Microsoft Office
2 74 (6.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 51 (4.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 29 (2.45%) MS Visio
5 15 (1.26%) Adobe Captivate
5 15 (1.26%) Camtasia
6 8 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.34%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.17%) Snagit
10 1 (0.084%) Abaqus
10 1 (0.084%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.084%) CATIA
10 1 (0.084%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.084%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.084%) Mathcad
10 1 (0.084%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 42 (3.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (1.94%) Elite 3E
3 13 (1.10%) Remedy ITSM
4 12 (1.01%) Carpe Diem
5 6 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.34%) Visualfiles
7 3 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.17%) Eikon
8 2 (0.17%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.17%) Sage 200
8 2 (0.17%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.084%) FastStats
9 1 (0.084%) MIS ActiveH
9 1 (0.084%) PeopleSoft Financials
9 1 (0.084%) PeopleSoft HRMS
9 1 (0.084%) Sage 50
9 1 (0.084%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.084%) SAP R/3
9 1 (0.084%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 583 (49.16%) Office 365
2 310 (26.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 89 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
4 83 (7.00%) Mimecast
5 72 (6.07%) OneDrive
6 62 (5.23%) IaaS
7 42 (3.54%) Azure Active Directory
8 27 (2.28%) Slack
9 26 (2.19%) Yammer
10 17 (1.43%) PaaS
11 16 (1.35%) SaaS
12 14 (1.18%) GitHub
13 10 (0.84%) Dynamics 365
14 8 (0.67%) Serverless
15 6 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 6 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
16 4 (0.34%) Dropbox
16 4 (0.34%) G Suite
16 4 (0.34%) Heroku
17 3 (0.25%) Flurry Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 185 (15.60%) DNS
2 173 (14.59%) Firewall
3 152 (12.82%) LAN
4 139 (11.72%) WAN
5 127 (10.71%) VPN
6 121 (10.20%) SAN
6 121 (10.20%) Unified Communications
7 114 (9.61%) DHCP
8 106 (8.94%) TCP/IP
9 88 (7.42%) VoIP
10 55 (4.64%) Wi-Fi
11 51 (4.30%) VLAN
12 45 (3.79%) WebEx
13 44 (3.71%) MPLS
14 38 (3.20%) Wireless
15 34 (2.87%) WLAN
16 33 (2.78%) Remote Desktop
17 24 (2.02%) NAS
18 23 (1.94%) Cisco ASA
18 23 (1.94%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (15.77%) SQL Server
2 28 (2.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (2.11%) SQL Server 2016
4 24 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (1.26%) Relational Database
6 12 (1.01%) Azure SQL Database
6 12 (1.01%) MySQL
7 11 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (0.76%) Power BI
9 9 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
9 9 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
10 6 (0.51%) Blockchain
10 6 (0.51%) Redis
11 5 (0.42%) FileMaker
11 5 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (0.34%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.25%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (1.35%) JIRA
2 14 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (0.76%) Git (software)
4 8 (0.67%) Visual Studio
5 6 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (0.34%) CircleCI
6 4 (0.34%) Selenium
7 3 (0.25%) MSI
7 3 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.17%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.17%) JUnit
8 2 (0.17%) PyCharm
8 2 (0.17%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.084%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.084%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.084%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.084%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.084%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.084%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.084%) WebDriver
General
1 149 (12.56%) Finance
2 115 (9.70%) Law
3 109 (9.19%) Legal
4 51 (4.30%) Marketing
5 39 (3.29%) Telecoms
6 34 (2.87%) Retail
7 29 (2.45%) Advertising
8 20 (1.69%) Back Office
8 20 (1.69%) Banking
9 19 (1.60%) Billing
10 13 (1.10%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.34%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.34%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.25%) German Language
13 2 (0.17%) Automotive
13 2 (0.17%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.17%) Italian Language
13 2 (0.17%) Publishing
14 1 (0.084%) Electronics
14 1 (0.084%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 193 (16.27%) Analyst
2 130 (10.96%) Consultant
3 102 (8.60%) Developer
4 87 (7.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 82 (6.91%) IT Support
5 82 (6.91%) Support Engineer
6 77 (6.49%) Support Analyst
7 58 (4.89%) Desktop Support
8 48 (4.05%) Senior Consultant
9 47 (3.96%) 2nd Line Support
10 46 (3.88%) IT Engineer
11 44 (3.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 42 (3.54%) IT Analyst
13 41 (3.46%) Administrator
13 41 (3.46%) Exchange Engineer
14 39 (3.29%) Infrastructure Consultant
14 39 (3.29%) IT Manager
15 37 (3.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 37 (3.12%) Infrastructure Manager
16 35 (2.95%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (4.81%) .NET
2 41 (3.46%) HTML
3 35 (2.95%) CSS
4 27 (2.28%) ASP.NET
5 24 (2.02%) AngularJS
6 22 (1.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 21 (1.77%) ASP.NET MVC
8 18 (1.52%) jQuery
9 15 (1.26%) ASP.NET Web API
10 14 (1.18%) Web Services
11 13 (1.10%) React
12 11 (0.93%) Mason
12 11 (0.93%) Node.js
12 11 (0.93%) REST
12 11 (0.93%) SOAP
12 11 (0.93%) Visualforce
13 9 (0.76%) HTML5
13 9 (0.76%) JSON
14 8 (0.67%) KnockoutJS
14 8 (0.67%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 93 (7.84%) Data Centre
2 92 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
2 92 (7.76%) Video Conferencing
3 46 (3.88%) Self-Motivation
4 39 (3.29%) Management Information System
5 32 (2.70%) Driving Licence
5 32 (2.70%) User Experience
6 23 (1.94%) Replication
7 22 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
8 17 (1.43%) Computer Science
8 17 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
9 16 (1.35%) Clustering
9 16 (1.35%) e-Learning
9 16 (1.35%) HP StoreVirtual
10 15 (1.26%) Enterprise Storage
10 15 (1.26%) Public Cloud
11 14 (1.18%) Blackberry
11 14 (1.18%) Learning Management System
12 13 (1.10%) Client/Server
12 13 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 646 (54.47%) Windows
2 318 (26.81%) Windows Server
3 188 (15.85%) Windows 10
4 147 (12.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 146 (12.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 142 (11.97%) Windows 7
7 100 (8.43%) Linux
8 42 (3.54%) Android
9 32 (2.70%) Apple iOS
10 23 (1.94%) Windows 8
11 22 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 18 (1.52%) Mac OS X
13 15 (1.26%) Mac OS
13 15 (1.26%) Unix
14 11 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (0.76%) Windows 2000 Server
16 8 (0.67%) Windows Phone
17 7 (0.59%) Oracle Linux
17 7 (0.59%) Windows XP
18 5 (0.42%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (25.46%) ITIL
2 129 (10.88%) Problem-Solving
3 108 (9.11%) Project Management
4 104 (8.77%) Migration
5 100 (8.43%) Agile Software Development
6 95 (8.01%) Service Delivery
7 93 (7.84%) Presales
8 83 (7.00%) Service Management
9 77 (6.49%) Problem Management
10 76 (6.41%) ITIL V3
11 67 (5.65%) Change Management
12 66 (5.56%) ITSM
13 65 (5.48%) Disaster Recovery
14 64 (5.40%) PRINCE2
15 62 (5.23%) CRM
16 59 (4.97%) Continuous Improvement
17 55 (4.64%) Incident Management
18 54 (4.55%) Mobile Device Management
19 53 (4.47%) Mentoring
20 40 (3.37%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 195 (16.44%) SQL
2 169 (14.25%) PowerShell
3 53 (4.47%) C#
3 53 (4.47%) JavaScript
4 27 (2.28%) C
5 12 (1.01%) Java
6 11 (0.93%) Apex Code
6 11 (0.93%) PHP
6 11 (0.93%) T-SQL
6 11 (0.93%) TypeScript
7 9 (0.76%) Ruby
8 7 (0.59%) Python
9 6 (0.51%) VBScript
10 5 (0.42%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.34%) CoffeeScript
11 4 (0.34%) Delphi
12 3 (0.25%) C++
12 3 (0.25%) MATLAB
12 3 (0.25%) VB
13 2 (0.17%) F#
Qualifications
1 144 (12.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 83 (7.00%) MCSE
3 63 (5.31%) Degree
4 58 (4.89%) Cisco Certification
5 51 (4.30%) MCSA
6 37 (3.12%) CCNA
7 32 (2.70%) Security Cleared
8 29 (2.45%) CCNP
8 29 (2.45%) MCP
9 23 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
10 19 (1.60%) SC Cleared
11 17 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 15 (1.26%) HNC
13 14 (1.18%) A+ Certification
14 13 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 11 (0.93%) MCITP
16 9 (0.76%) Network+ Certification
17 8 (0.67%) CCVP
17 8 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
18 7 (0.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (8.18%) SLA
2 34 (2.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (2.02%) Cyber Essentials
4 20 (1.69%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 17 (1.43%) GDPR
6 14 (1.18%) PMO
7 13 (1.10%) QA
8 5 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 5 (0.42%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.25%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.17%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.17%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.084%) COBIT
System Software
1 536 (45.19%) Active Directory
2 194 (16.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 180 (15.18%) Hyper-V
4 78 (6.58%) XenApp
5 63 (5.31%) VMware ESXi
6 39 (3.29%) vSphere
7 25 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
8 20 (1.69%) XenDesktop
9 15 (1.26%) Firmware
10 12 (1.01%) DFS Replication
11 10 (0.84%) VMware Server
12 9 (0.76%) BitLocker
13 8 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
13 8 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
13 8 (0.67%) XenServer
14 6 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.34%) Docker
15 4 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
15 4 (0.34%) VMware NSX
15 4 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 184 (15.51%) SCCM
2 45 (3.79%) SCOM
3 41 (3.46%) Cisco CUCM
4 30 (2.53%) Microsoft Intune
5 20 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
6 19 (1.60%) Backup Exec
7 15 (1.26%) AirWatch
7 15 (1.26%) SCVMM
8 14 (1.18%) WSUS
9 13 (1.10%) Failover Clustering
9 13 (1.10%) SCSM
10 12 (1.01%) Cisco UCCX
11 9 (0.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 8 (0.67%) Cisco UCCE
12 8 (0.67%) FortiGate
13 7 (0.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 6 (0.51%) DameWare
14 6 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
15 5 (0.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 5 (0.42%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 675 (56.91%) Microsoft
2 327 (27.57%) VMware
3 250 (21.08%) Cisco
4 189 (15.94%) Citrix
5 86 (7.25%) HP
6 70 (5.90%) Veeam
7 61 (5.14%) Avaya
8 54 (4.55%) Apple
9 48 (4.05%) Dell
10 47 (3.96%) SolarWinds
11 45 (3.79%) iManage
12 41 (3.46%) Polycom
13 36 (3.04%) Adobe
13 36 (3.04%) Sonus
14 34 (2.87%) CheckPoint
15 31 (2.61%) ServiceNow
16 30 (2.53%) Symantec
17 27 (2.28%) Mitel
17 27 (2.28%) NetApp
18 26 (2.19%) Oracle