Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 374 550 913
Rank change year-on-year +176 +363 +198
Permanent jobs citing Skype 1467 874 409
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.82% 0.47% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.22% 2.75% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1116 764 358
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,825 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.61% -2.35% +21.43%

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 28103 31773 36415
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.63% 16.99% 16.65%
Number of salaries quoted 22762 26008 30095
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £71,250
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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +184 1374 £47,500 +5.56% 113
London +194 775 £52,500 +9.38% 50
UK excluding London +117 649 £40,000 -3.61% 67
South East +70 175 £45,000 +12.50% 17
North of England +49 146 £40,000 +3.90% 13
Midlands +36 123 £41,750 -1.76% 19
West Midlands +39 85 £37,500 -13.79% 12
East of England +35 77 £39,000 -27.10% 7
Yorkshire +55 72 £45,000 +5.88% 7
South West +49 69 £25,500 -36.25% 7
North West +18 65 £35,000 +22.81% 5
Scotland -3 39 £52,500 +7.14% 3
East Midlands +22 37 £52,500 +31.25% 7
Wales +29 24 £32,500 -1.52% 1
North East -35 9 £27,500 -28.57% 1
Northern Ireland -28 2 £42,000 +40.00%

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 1192 (81.25%) Skype for Business
2 893 (60.87%) Microsoft
3 814 (55.49%) Windows
4 794 (54.12%) Active Directory
5 677 (46.15%) Office 365
6 431 (29.38%) ITIL
7 427 (29.11%) MS Exchange
8 419 (28.56%) VMware
9 385 (26.24%) Windows Server
10 370 (25.22%) Microsoft Azure
11 341 (23.24%) Microsoft Office
12 323 (22.02%) Finance
13 301 (20.52%) Cisco
14 298 (20.31%) Citrix
15 294 (20.04%) SCCM
16 293 (19.97%) Windows 7
17 276 (18.81%) Microsoft Certification
18 272 (18.54%) Unified Communications
19 264 (18.00%) SharePoint
20 225 (15.34%) Blackberry
21 222 (15.13%) MCSE
22 217 (14.79%) Windows 10
23 213 (14.52%) VMware Infrastructure
24 212 (14.45%) Windows Server 2012
25 205 (13.97%) Exchange Server 2010
26 202 (13.77%) Banking
27 196 (13.36%) DNS
28 192 (13.09%) PowerShell
29 188 (12.82%) Service Management
30 187 (12.75%) Windows Server 2008

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 1192 (81.25%) Skype for Business
2 427 (29.11%) MS Exchange
3 264 (18.00%) SharePoint
4 205 (13.97%) Exchange Server 2010
5 122 (8.32%) Exchange Server 2013
6 67 (4.57%) IIS
7 34 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2003
8 30 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 25 (1.70%) CMS
10 23 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2007
11 21 (1.43%) Office Communications Server
12 17 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
13 16 (1.09%) IBM Domino
14 10 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
14 10 (0.68%) IBM Notes
15 8 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
16 5 (0.34%) SAS
17 4 (0.27%) Confluence
18 3 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
19 2 (0.14%) Drupal
Applications
1 341 (23.24%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (2.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (1.30%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.27%) Adobe Captivate
6 4 (0.27%) Camtasia
6 4 (0.27%) InCopy
6 4 (0.27%) InDesign
6 4 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.14%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.14%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.068%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 33 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.068%) Infor SunSystems
4 1 (0.068%) Magento
4 1 (0.068%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.068%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.068%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.068%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.068%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 677 (46.15%) Office 365
2 370 (25.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 167 (11.38%) IaaS
4 117 (7.98%) Amazon AWS
5 73 (4.98%) Azure Active Directory
5 73 (4.98%) OneDrive
6 65 (4.43%) SaaS
7 62 (4.23%) Mimecast
8 55 (3.75%) PaaS
9 39 (2.66%) Yammer
10 21 (1.43%) Dynamics 365
11 10 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (0.68%) Dropbox
12 8 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
12 8 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 7 (0.48%) Slack
14 6 (0.41%) GitHub
14 6 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
15 3 (0.20%) Rackspace Cloud
15 3 (0.20%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 272 (18.54%) Unified Communications
2 196 (13.36%) DNS
3 181 (12.34%) DHCP
4 169 (11.52%) VoIP
5 168 (11.45%) WAN
6 158 (10.77%) LAN
7 150 (10.22%) Firewall
8 134 (9.13%) VPN
9 99 (6.75%) TCP/IP
10 85 (5.79%) SAN
11 84 (5.73%) MPLS
12 78 (5.32%) PBX
13 63 (4.29%) Wireless
14 54 (3.68%) VLAN
15 52 (3.54%) Wi-Fi
16 51 (3.48%) Remote Desktop
17 40 (2.73%) Internet
18 32 (2.18%) Network Security
19 29 (1.98%) BGP
19 29 (1.98%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (9.41%) SQL Server
2 25 (1.70%) MySQL
3 20 (1.36%) Power BI
4 16 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (0.75%) NoSQL
8 9 (0.61%) SQL Server 2014
9 8 (0.55%) SQL Server 2016
10 7 (0.48%) Big Data
10 7 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (0.41%) Relational Database
11 6 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (0.34%) QlikView
13 4 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
14 3 (0.20%) Azure SQL Database
14 3 (0.20%) MongoDB
15 2 (0.14%) Amazon RDS
15 2 (0.14%) Redis
Development Applications
1 15 (1.02%) JIRA
2 14 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (0.89%) Git (software)
4 12 (0.82%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.41%) Cucumber
5 6 (0.41%) MSI
5 6 (0.41%) Selenium
5 6 (0.41%) WebDriver
6 5 (0.34%) Grunt
6 5 (0.34%) JUnit
6 5 (0.34%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.34%) webpack
7 4 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (0.27%) Vagrant
8 3 (0.20%) GitLab
8 3 (0.20%) Gradle
8 3 (0.20%) gulp
8 3 (0.20%) Jasmine
8 3 (0.20%) Maven
8 3 (0.20%) Mocha
General
1 323 (22.02%) Finance
2 202 (13.77%) Banking
3 170 (11.59%) Investment Banking
4 167 (11.38%) Retail Banking
5 89 (6.07%) Telecoms
6 87 (5.93%) Legal
7 86 (5.86%) Law
8 41 (2.79%) Retail
9 35 (2.39%) French Language
10 32 (2.18%) Marketing
11 22 (1.50%) Multimedia
12 21 (1.43%) Advertising
13 18 (1.23%) Publishing
14 17 (1.16%) Games
15 12 (0.82%) Spanish Language
16 10 (0.68%) Manufacturing
17 9 (0.61%) Financial Institution
18 8 (0.55%) Back Office
19 6 (0.41%) Billing
19 6 (0.41%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 192 (13.09%) Analyst
2 165 (11.25%) Consultant
3 137 (9.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 135 (9.20%) Support Engineer
5 114 (7.77%) IT Support
6 88 (6.00%) Developer
7 78 (5.32%) 3rd Line Support
8 74 (5.04%) Architect
9 72 (4.91%) Support Analyst
10 69 (4.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 68 (4.64%) IT Analyst
12 61 (4.16%) Desktop Support
13 58 (3.95%) Unified Communications Engineer
14 56 (3.82%) 2nd Line Support
15 54 (3.68%) Head of Support
16 50 (3.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 48 (3.27%) Exchange Engineer
17 48 (3.27%) Infrastructure Support
18 47 (3.20%) Service Analyst
19 45 (3.07%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (3.54%) CSS
2 50 (3.41%) HTML
3 46 (3.14%) .NET
4 31 (2.11%) Web Services
5 27 (1.84%) React
6 26 (1.77%) XMPP
7 22 (1.50%) ASP.NET
8 17 (1.16%) AngularJS
9 14 (0.95%) ASP.NET MVC
9 14 (0.95%) Django
10 13 (0.89%) Node.js
11 12 (0.82%) CSS3
11 12 (0.82%) HTML5
11 12 (0.82%) jQuery
11 12 (0.82%) Ruby on Rails
12 11 (0.75%) RESTful
12 11 (0.75%) Sass
13 10 (0.68%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 10 (0.68%) Laravel
14 9 (0.61%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 225 (15.34%) Blackberry
2 118 (8.04%) User Experience
3 111 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
4 108 (7.36%) Video Conferencing
5 93 (6.34%) Data Centre
6 47 (3.20%) Computer Science
7 37 (2.52%) Clustering
8 29 (1.98%) Replication
9 28 (1.91%) Public Cloud
10 26 (1.77%) Management Information System
11 25 (1.70%) Greenfield Project
12 23 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
13 22 (1.50%) Driving Licence
14 20 (1.36%) e-Learning
14 20 (1.36%) Mobile App
15 19 (1.30%) PKI
16 15 (1.02%) Algorithms
16 15 (1.02%) Handset
16 15 (1.02%) iPhone
16 15 (1.02%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 814 (55.49%) Windows
2 385 (26.24%) Windows Server
3 293 (19.97%) Windows 7
4 217 (14.79%) Windows 10
5 212 (14.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 187 (12.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 178 (12.13%) Apple iOS
8 163 (11.11%) Android
9 146 (9.95%) Mac OS X
10 125 (8.52%) Linux
11 48 (3.27%) Windows 8
12 41 (2.79%) Windows Server 2003
13 26 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 23 (1.57%) Mac OS
15 18 (1.23%) Unix
16 17 (1.16%) Windows XP
17 15 (1.02%) CentOS
18 10 (0.68%) Windows Phone
19 9 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
20 7 (0.48%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 431 (29.38%) ITIL
2 188 (12.82%) Service Management
3 181 (12.34%) Asset Management
4 164 (11.18%) Wealth Management
5 135 (9.20%) Migration
6 128 (8.73%) Presales
7 94 (6.41%) Service Delivery
8 93 (6.34%) Problem Management
9 88 (6.00%) Agile Software Development
10 83 (5.66%) Project Management
11 72 (4.91%) CRM
12 55 (3.75%) Mentoring
13 54 (3.68%) Continuous Improvement
14 51 (3.48%) Knowledge Management
15 49 (3.34%) Time Management
16 47 (3.20%) Incident Management
17 46 (3.14%) E-Commerce
18 45 (3.07%) Change Management
19 44 (3.00%) Disaster Recovery
19 44 (3.00%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 192 (13.09%) PowerShell
2 132 (9.00%) SQL
3 58 (3.95%) JavaScript
4 42 (2.86%) Java
5 41 (2.79%) C#
6 32 (2.18%) Python
7 24 (1.64%) PHP
8 19 (1.30%) C
9 15 (1.02%) Ruby
10 12 (0.82%) CoffeeScript
11 11 (0.75%) Apple Swift
11 11 (0.75%) Objective-C
12 10 (0.68%) VBScript
13 9 (0.61%) Bash Shell
14 7 (0.48%) Scala
14 7 (0.48%) VB
15 6 (0.41%) R
16 5 (0.34%) ES6
17 3 (0.20%) VB.NET
18 2 (0.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 276 (18.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 222 (15.13%) MCSE
3 107 (7.29%) Citrix Certification
4 104 (7.09%) CCA
5 85 (5.79%) Degree
6 77 (5.25%) Cisco Certification
6 77 (5.25%) MCSA
7 49 (3.34%) CCNP
8 33 (2.25%) Computer Science Degree
8 33 (2.25%) MCP
9 29 (1.98%) CCNA
10 27 (1.84%) Security Cleared
11 26 (1.77%) CCVP
12 24 (1.64%) MCITP
13 19 (1.30%) CCIE
14 17 (1.16%) CCNP Voice
15 16 (1.09%) SC Cleared
16 13 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 12 (0.82%) CCDE
17 12 (0.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (5.45%) SLA
2 19 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (1.02%) QA
4 6 (0.41%) GDPR
5 5 (0.34%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.34%) PMO
6 3 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.068%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.068%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.068%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.068%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 794 (54.12%) Active Directory
2 213 (14.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 167 (11.38%) Hyper-V
4 157 (10.70%) XenApp
5 141 (9.61%) XenDesktop
6 72 (4.91%) VMware ESXi
7 63 (4.29%) vSphere
8 31 (2.11%) Terminal Services
9 17 (1.16%) Virtual Desktop
10 12 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
11 11 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
12 10 (0.68%) Firmware
12 10 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
13 9 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
14 8 (0.55%) Docker
15 6 (0.41%) VMware Server
15 6 (0.41%) XenServer
16 5 (0.34%) BitLocker
17 4 (0.27%) ISA Server
18 3 (0.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 294 (20.04%) SCCM
2 155 (10.57%) AirWatch
3 76 (5.18%) SCOM
4 53 (3.61%) WSUS
5 52 (3.54%) Cisco CUCM
6 43 (2.93%) Microsoft Intune
7 37 (2.52%) Cisco UCCX
8 34 (2.32%) Cisco UCCE
9 18 (1.23%) Backup Exec
9 18 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
10 17 (1.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 15 (1.02%) Puppet
12 13 (0.89%) Microsoft Clustering
13 11 (0.75%) SCOrch
14 10 (0.68%) vCenter Server
15 8 (0.55%) SmoothWall
16 7 (0.48%) Ansible
16 7 (0.48%) Jamf Pro
16 7 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
16 7 (0.48%) Terraform
Vendors
1 893 (60.87%) Microsoft
2 419 (28.56%) VMware
3 301 (20.52%) Cisco
4 298 (20.31%) Citrix
5 163 (11.11%) Apple
6 121 (8.25%) ServiceNow
7 109 (7.43%) AppSense
8 107 (7.29%) McAfee
9 85 (5.79%) Avaya
10 67 (4.57%) HP
11 56 (3.82%) Veeam
12 49 (3.34%) Remedy
13 45 (3.07%) Dell
13 45 (3.07%) Polycom
13 45 (3.07%) Symantec
14 35 (2.39%) iManage
15 32 (2.18%) EMC
16 28 (1.91%) Mitel
17 26 (1.77%) Lotus
18 24 (1.64%) Red Hat