Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype
UK
6 months to
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 336 431 414
Rank change year-on-year +95 -17 +79
Permanent jobs citing Skype 1,118 1,033 1,274
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.91% 0.69% 0.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.04% 4.60% 4.78%
Number of salaries quoted 902 850 1,073
UK median annual salary £43,888 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.60% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £25,375 £25,975 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,189 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.66% -2.35% -5.56%

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 18,519 22,458 26,647
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.01% 15.02% 15.21%
Number of salaries quoted 14,592 17,573 21,522
UK 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 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 February 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 17 February 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 +77 999 £45,000 -5.26% 187
UK excluding London +81 590 £42,189 +1.66% 148
London +86 487 £45,000 -10.00% 60
North of England +61 177 £53,053 +58.37% 20
South East +49 151 £40,000 -20.00% 48
North West +49 100 £37,500 +15.38% 9
South West +34 64 £42,500 +1.19% 15
Midlands -19 58 £42,500 -1.96% 27
East of England +59 57 £41,250 -17.50% 18
Yorkshire +31 54 £54,486 +60.25% 9
Scotland +61 46 £31,000 -42.78% 15
West Midlands -11 44 £50,000 +17.10% 24
Wales +26 36 £37,500 +2.74% 5
North East +3 23 £55,000 +12.50% 2
East Midlands +13 13 £37,500 -14.77% 3
Northern Ireland +9 1 £36,000 -10.00% 1

For the 6 months to 17 February 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.

1 817 (73.08%) Office 365
2 815 (72.90%) Skype for Business
3 787 (70.39%) Microsoft
4 601 (53.76%) Windows
5 528 (47.23%) Active Directory
6 401 (35.87%) Azure
7 289 (25.85%) SCCM
8 281 (25.13%) SharePoint
9 271 (24.24%) Windows Server
10 255 (22.81%) Windows 10
11 243 (21.74%) Microsoft Office
12 218 (19.50%) VMware
13 214 (19.14%) ITIL
14 200 (17.89%) Cisco
15 181 (16.19%) PowerShell
16 179 (16.01%) MS Exchange
17 172 (15.38%) Microsoft Intune
18 169 (15.12%) Finance
19 168 (15.03%) Hyper-V
20 153 (13.69%) WAN
20 153 (13.69%) DNS
20 153 (13.69%) Problem-Solving
21 152 (13.60%) SLA
21 152 (13.60%) Microsoft Certification
22 151 (13.51%) DHCP
22 151 (13.51%) Video Conferencing
23 149 (13.33%) Citrix
24 147 (13.15%) OneDrive
25 145 (12.97%) VMware Infrastructure
25 145 (12.97%) Firewall

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
1 815 (72.90%) Skype for Business
2 281 (25.13%) SharePoint
3 179 (16.01%) MS Exchange
4 71 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2013
5 60 (5.37%) Exchange Server 2010
6 30 (2.68%) Confluence
7 20 (1.79%) CMS
8 13 (1.16%) IIS
9 8 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (0.54%) Office Communications Server
11 5 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.27%) SAS
13 3 (0.27%) ThingWorx
14 2 (0.18%) IBM Domino
14 2 (0.18%) IBM Notes
15 1 (0.089%) Moodle
15 1 (0.089%) SharePoint 2013
15 1 (0.089%) Umbraco
Applications
1 243 (21.74%) Microsoft Office
2 61 (5.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 52 (4.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.54%) Adobe Captivate
5 6 (0.54%) Snagit
6 5 (0.45%) Camtasia
7 4 (0.36%) CINEMA 4D
8 3 (0.27%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.27%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.27%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.18%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.089%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.089%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 6 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.18%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.089%) Eikon
4 1 (0.089%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.089%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.089%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.089%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 817 (73.08%) Office 365
2 401 (35.87%) Azure
3 147 (13.15%) OneDrive
4 129 (11.54%) AWS
5 113 (10.11%) Azure Active Directory
6 42 (3.76%) PaaS
7 39 (3.49%) SaaS
8 37 (3.31%) Mimecast
9 25 (2.24%) Power Platform
10 20 (1.79%) IaaS
10 20 (1.79%) Slack
10 20 (1.79%) Yammer
11 19 (1.70%) GCP
12 14 (1.25%) Azure Stack
12 14 (1.25%) PowerApps
13 11 (0.98%) OpenShift
14 9 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
15 8 (0.72%) WhatsApp
16 7 (0.63%) Serverless
17 4 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 153 (13.69%) DNS
1 153 (13.69%) WAN
2 151 (13.51%) DHCP
3 145 (12.97%) Firewall
4 144 (12.88%) LAN
5 139 (12.43%) Unified Communications
6 129 (11.54%) VoIP
7 99 (8.86%) VPN
8 96 (8.59%) TCP/IP
9 79 (7.07%) Internet
10 76 (6.80%) SAN
11 71 (6.35%) Intranet
12 67 (5.99%) Wireless
13 57 (5.10%) NetScaler
14 56 (5.01%) MPLS
15 51 (4.56%) Remote Desktop
16 49 (4.38%) WebEx
17 36 (3.22%) Network Security
18 32 (2.86%) PBX
19 29 (2.59%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 11 (0.98%) Power BI
3 7 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
4 5 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.36%) Data Lake
5 4 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (0.36%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (0.27%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.27%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.18%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.18%) MySQL
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.18%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.18%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.18%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.18%) SQL Server 2017
7 2 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 38 (3.40%) JIRA
2 16 (1.43%) Visual Studio
3 12 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (0.81%) TestRail
4 9 (0.81%) Zephyr
5 8 (0.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 7 (0.63%) Git (software)
6 7 (0.63%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.18%) JUnit
7 2 (0.18%) Maven
7 2 (0.18%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.18%) Rational Team Concert
7 2 (0.18%) Selenium
8 1 (0.089%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.089%) GitLab
8 1 (0.089%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.089%) JMeter
8 1 (0.089%) Postman
8 1 (0.089%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.089%) Subversion
General
1 169 (15.12%) Finance
2 41 (3.67%) Public Sector
3 39 (3.49%) Law
4 38 (3.40%) Telecoms
5 33 (2.95%) Marketing
6 27 (2.42%) Legal
7 24 (2.15%) Back Office
8 20 (1.79%) Manufacturing
9 17 (1.52%) Retail
10 14 (1.25%) Advertising
11 11 (0.98%) Billing
12 10 (0.89%) Electronics
13 7 (0.63%) Banking
13 7 (0.63%) Brand Awareness
14 5 (0.45%) Automotive
14 5 (0.45%) Police
15 4 (0.36%) Investment Banking
16 3 (0.27%) French Language
16 3 (0.27%) German Language
16 3 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 160 (14.31%) Analyst
2 145 (12.97%) Consultant
3 139 (12.43%) Support Engineer
4 90 (8.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 75 (6.71%) Architect
6 66 (5.90%) 2nd Line Support
7 65 (5.81%) IT Support
8 60 (5.37%) Support Analyst
9 53 (4.74%) Service Analyst
10 52 (4.65%) Desktop Support
11 50 (4.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 50 (4.47%) Solutions Architect
12 48 (4.29%) Service Desk Analyst
13 42 (3.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 42 (3.76%) IT Analyst
14 38 (3.40%) Business Manager
14 38 (3.40%) Desktop Engineer
14 38 (3.40%) Development Manager
15 37 (3.31%) Business Development Manager
16 36 (3.22%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (1.79%) .NET
2 13 (1.16%) SAML
3 12 (1.07%) Web Services
4 11 (0.98%) REST
5 10 (0.89%) ASP.NET
6 9 (0.81%) JSON
7 7 (0.63%) AngularJS
7 7 (0.63%) HTML
8 6 (0.54%) .NET Core
8 6 (0.54%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (0.54%) RESTful
8 6 (0.54%) Ruby on Rails
9 5 (0.45%) HTML5
10 4 (0.36%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (0.36%) CSS
10 4 (0.36%) LDAP
11 3 (0.27%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.27%) COM
11 3 (0.27%) jQuery
11 3 (0.27%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 151 (13.51%) Video Conferencing
2 100 (8.94%) Data Centre
3 56 (5.01%) Self-Motivation
4 51 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
5 40 (3.58%) iPad
6 38 (3.40%) User Experience
7 37 (3.31%) Smartphone
8 35 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
8 35 (3.13%) Management Information System
9 24 (2.15%) BYOD
10 20 (1.79%) iPhone
11 19 (1.70%) e-Learning
11 19 (1.70%) Replication
12 18 (1.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 17 (1.52%) Private Cloud
13 17 (1.52%) Public Cloud
14 16 (1.43%) Driving Licence
14 16 (1.43%) Virtual Team
15 14 (1.25%) Blackberry
16 13 (1.16%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 601 (53.76%) Windows
2 271 (24.24%) Windows Server
3 255 (22.81%) Windows 10
4 132 (11.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 118 (10.55%) Windows 7
6 93 (8.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 82 (7.33%) Android
8 75 (6.71%) Apple iOS
9 58 (5.19%) Linux
10 34 (3.04%) Windows 8
11 27 (2.42%) Mac OS
12 19 (1.70%) Windows Server 2003
13 17 (1.52%) Mac OS X
13 17 (1.52%) Unix
14 5 (0.45%) VMS
15 4 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.27%) CentOS
17 1 (0.089%) Debian
17 1 (0.089%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (19.14%) ITIL
2 153 (13.69%) Problem-Solving
3 130 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
4 109 (9.75%) Presales
5 107 (9.57%) Service Management
6 100 (8.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 98 (8.77%) Mentoring
8 94 (8.41%) Migration
9 88 (7.87%) Change Management
10 82 (7.33%) Project Management
11 67 (5.99%) Project Delivery
12 58 (5.19%) Coaching
12 58 (5.19%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 55 (4.92%) PRINCE2
14 52 (4.65%) Service Delivery
15 51 (4.56%) Business Development
15 51 (4.56%) Incident Management
16 50 (4.47%) Customer Requirements
16 50 (4.47%) Mobile Device Management
17 48 (4.29%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 181 (16.19%) PowerShell
2 95 (8.50%) SQL
3 29 (2.59%) Python
4 27 (2.42%) C
5 24 (2.15%) JavaScript
6 18 (1.61%) C#
7 17 (1.52%) Bash Shell
7 17 (1.52%) PHP
8 15 (1.34%) Java
9 11 (0.98%) VBScript
10 7 (0.63%) Shell Script
11 6 (0.54%) Ruby
11 6 (0.54%) VBA
12 5 (0.45%) VB
13 4 (0.36%) C++
13 4 (0.36%) Java 8
13 4 (0.36%) Objective-C
13 4 (0.36%) R
14 2 (0.18%) Perl
14 2 (0.18%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 152 (13.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 80 (7.16%) Security Cleared
3 77 (6.89%) Cisco Certification
3 77 (6.89%) MCSE
4 57 (5.10%) CCNA
4 57 (5.10%) Degree
5 48 (4.29%) MCSA
6 44 (3.94%) MCP
7 37 (3.31%) CCNP
8 35 (3.13%) SC Cleared
9 27 (2.42%) A+ Certification
10 24 (2.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 22 (1.97%) MCITP
12 16 (1.43%) Citrix Certification
13 14 (1.25%) CCA
14 12 (1.07%) RHCE
15 11 (0.98%) DBS Check
15 11 (0.98%) DV Cleared
15 11 (0.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 10 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (13.60%) SLA
2 24 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 12 (1.07%) QA
5 11 (0.98%) PMO
6 7 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 6 (0.54%) Actionable Recommendations
8 4 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 4 (0.36%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.27%) CDISC
9 3 (0.27%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.18%) COBIT
10 2 (0.18%) P3O
10 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.089%) GDPR
11 1 (0.089%) GxP
11 1 (0.089%) NCSC
11 1 (0.089%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 528 (47.23%) Active Directory
2 168 (15.03%) Hyper-V
3 145 (12.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 89 (7.96%) XenApp
5 63 (5.64%) XenDesktop
6 41 (3.67%) VMware ESXi
7 35 (3.13%) vSphere
8 21 (1.88%) Microsoft App-V
9 15 (1.34%) Virtual Servers
10 14 (1.25%) BitLocker
11 13 (1.16%) Docker
12 12 (1.07%) vCloud
13 11 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
14 8 (0.72%) Terminal Server
14 8 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
15 6 (0.54%) VMware NSX
15 6 (0.54%) Xen
16 4 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
17 3 (0.27%) Firmware
17 3 (0.27%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 289 (25.85%) SCCM
2 172 (15.38%) Microsoft Intune
3 25 (2.24%) WSUS
4 23 (2.06%) AirWatch
4 23 (2.06%) Kubernetes
5 22 (1.97%) SCOM
6 18 (1.61%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 17 (1.52%) Backup Exec
7 17 (1.52%) Cisco CUCM
7 17 (1.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 15 (1.34%) SCOrch
8 15 (1.34%) vCenter Server
9 11 (0.98%) Single Sign-On
10 10 (0.89%) Cisco UCCX
10 10 (0.89%) Terraform
11 9 (0.81%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 8 (0.72%) FortiGate
12 8 (0.72%) Nessus
12 8 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
13 7 (0.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 787 (70.39%) Microsoft
2 218 (19.50%) VMware
3 200 (17.89%) Cisco
4 149 (13.33%) Citrix
5 101 (9.03%) Apple
6 78 (6.98%) Polycom
7 65 (5.81%) HP
8 50 (4.47%) Mitel
9 43 (3.85%) Dell
10 41 (3.67%) Google
10 41 (3.67%) Sonus
10 41 (3.67%) Veeam
11 39 (3.49%) Avaya
12 34 (3.04%) CommVault
13 28 (2.50%) ServiceNow
14 26 (2.33%) Symantec
15 25 (2.24%) Adobe
16 24 (2.15%) BT
17 22 (1.97%) BroadSoft
17 22 (1.97%) Oracle