Period
to 22 November 2019

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 22 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 346 437 382
Rank change year-on-year +91 -55 +184
Permanent jobs citing Skype 1,229 1,142 1,476
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.91% 0.70% 0.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.90% 4.72% 5.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1,010 943 1,128
UK median annual salary £45,000 £46,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.17% -3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £25,375 £25,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +2.50% -3.61%

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 20,814 24,185 28,064
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.40% 14.85% 15.57%
Number of salaries quoted 16,194 19,064 22,781
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
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 22 November 2019.

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 22 November 2019. 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 +79 1,093 £45,000 -2.17% 153
UK excluding London +64 643 £41,000 - 127
London +103 527 £49,500 -4.58% 47
North of England +71 201 £49,000 +44.12% 30
South East +4 160 £45,000 -10.00% 29
North West +51 105 £45,500 +40.00% 19
South West +43 81 £42,500 +20.24% 18
Yorkshire +35 69 £52,500 +54.41% 8
East of England +53 68 £40,000 -20.00% 7
Midlands +2 55 £37,500 -16.67% 22
Wales +40 46 £37,500 +2.74% 9
Scotland +19 35 £30,000 -40.00% 12
West Midlands -17 35 £37,500 -21.05% 19
North East +27 27 £55,000 +46.67% 3
East Midlands +20 19 £37,500 -11.76% 3
Northern Ireland -2 1 £36,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 November 2019, 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.

1 879 (71.52%) Skype for Business
2 859 (69.89%) Office 365
3 803 (65.34%) Microsoft
4 629 (51.18%) Windows
5 617 (50.20%) Active Directory
6 483 (39.30%) Azure
7 304 (24.74%) Windows Server
8 303 (24.65%) SCCM
9 291 (23.68%) VMware
10 277 (22.54%) SharePoint
11 276 (22.46%) Windows 10
12 262 (21.32%) ITIL
13 259 (21.07%) Microsoft Office
14 229 (18.63%) MS Exchange
15 224 (18.23%) PowerShell
16 223 (18.14%) Cisco
17 211 (17.17%) Citrix
18 210 (17.09%) DNS
19 202 (16.44%) DHCP
20 201 (16.35%) OneDrive
21 197 (16.03%) Microsoft Intune
22 185 (15.05%) WAN
23 180 (14.65%) LAN
24 177 (14.40%) VMware Infrastructure
25 174 (14.16%) Hyper-V
25 174 (14.16%) Agile Software Development
26 169 (13.75%) Firewall
27 159 (12.94%) Windows Server 2012
28 153 (12.45%) Finance
29 151 (12.29%) Microsoft Certification

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
1 879 (71.52%) Skype for Business
2 277 (22.54%) SharePoint
3 229 (18.63%) MS Exchange
4 81 (6.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 80 (6.51%) Exchange Server 2013
6 36 (2.93%) Confluence
7 24 (1.95%) IIS
8 17 (1.38%) CMS
9 12 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
10 11 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
11 8 (0.65%) IBM Notes
12 7 (0.57%) IBM Domino
13 6 (0.49%) Umbraco
14 4 (0.33%) Alfresco
14 4 (0.33%) Apache Solr
14 4 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 4 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
15 3 (0.24%) SAS
15 3 (0.24%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 259 (21.07%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (3.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 38 (3.09%) Microsoft Excel
4 14 (1.14%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.33%) Adobe Captivate
6 4 (0.33%) Snagit
7 3 (0.24%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.24%) Camtasia
8 2 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.16%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.081%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.081%) HipChat
9 1 (0.081%) InVision
9 1 (0.081%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 5 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.16%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.081%) Eze OMS
3 1 (0.081%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.081%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 859 (69.89%) Office 365
2 483 (39.30%) Azure
3 201 (16.35%) OneDrive
4 151 (12.29%) Azure Active Directory
5 132 (10.74%) AWS
6 53 (4.31%) Mimecast
7 46 (3.74%) PaaS
8 43 (3.50%) SaaS
9 32 (2.60%) IaaS
9 32 (2.60%) Slack
10 27 (2.20%) Yammer
11 19 (1.55%) Azure Stack
12 15 (1.22%) OpenShift
13 11 (0.90%) GCP
14 8 (0.65%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 8 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
15 7 (0.57%) GitHub
15 7 (0.57%) Power Platform
15 7 (0.57%) Serverless
16 5 (0.41%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 210 (17.09%) DNS
2 202 (16.44%) DHCP
3 185 (15.05%) WAN
4 180 (14.65%) LAN
5 169 (13.75%) Firewall
6 147 (11.96%) VPN
7 138 (11.23%) TCP/IP
8 131 (10.66%) Unified Communications
9 128 (10.41%) VoIP
10 86 (7.00%) Intranet
11 82 (6.67%) Wireless
12 76 (6.18%) MPLS
13 75 (6.10%) Network Security
14 74 (6.02%) NetScaler
15 73 (5.94%) SAN
16 70 (5.70%) Internet
17 48 (3.91%) Remote Desktop
18 42 (3.42%) WebEx
19 40 (3.25%) WLAN
20 36 (2.93%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (9.44%) SQL Server
2 11 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
3 7 (0.57%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.24%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.16%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.16%) Power BI
6 2 (0.16%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.16%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.081%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.081%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.081%) GIS
7 1 (0.081%) InterBase
7 1 (0.081%) MySQL
7 1 (0.081%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.081%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.081%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.081%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 59 (4.80%) JIRA
2 21 (1.71%) Visual Studio
3 14 (1.14%) TestRail
3 14 (1.14%) Zephyr
4 13 (1.06%) Git (software)
5 12 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (0.65%) Jenkins
6 8 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 7 (0.57%) Selenium
8 6 (0.49%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.33%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (0.33%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.24%) MSI
11 2 (0.16%) JUnit
11 2 (0.16%) Maven
12 1 (0.081%) HP UFT
12 1 (0.081%) JMeter
12 1 (0.081%) SoapUI
General
1 153 (12.45%) Finance
2 55 (4.48%) Telecoms
3 50 (4.07%) Public Sector
4 41 (3.34%) Manufacturing
5 39 (3.17%) Law
6 38 (3.09%) Marketing
7 25 (2.03%) Electronics
8 19 (1.55%) Back Office
8 19 (1.55%) Retail
9 11 (0.90%) Legal
10 7 (0.57%) Billing
10 7 (0.57%) Brand Awareness
11 6 (0.49%) Automotive
11 6 (0.49%) Banking
11 6 (0.49%) French Language
11 6 (0.49%) Games
11 6 (0.49%) German Language
12 5 (0.41%) Advertising
12 5 (0.41%) Aerospace
12 5 (0.41%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 201 (16.35%) Analyst
2 155 (12.61%) Consultant
3 141 (11.47%) Support Engineer
4 120 (9.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 95 (7.73%) Support Analyst
6 94 (7.65%) IT Support
7 77 (6.27%) Architect
8 74 (6.02%) 2nd Line Support
9 67 (5.45%) IT Analyst
10 66 (5.37%) Desktop Support
11 60 (4.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 50 (4.07%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 46 (3.74%) Technical Support
14 45 (3.66%) IT Support Analyst
15 44 (3.58%) Desktop Engineer
16 43 (3.50%) Technical Consultant
17 41 (3.34%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 41 (3.34%) Solutions Architect
18 39 (3.17%) Azure Engineer
19 38 (3.09%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (2.20%) .NET
2 16 (1.30%) ASP.NET
3 14 (1.14%) ASP.NET MVC
3 14 (1.14%) RESTful
3 14 (1.14%) Ruby on Rails
4 13 (1.06%) REST
5 12 (0.98%) .NET Core
6 11 (0.90%) ASP.NET Web API
6 11 (0.90%) LDAP
7 10 (0.81%) Web Services
8 9 (0.73%) AngularJS
8 9 (0.73%) React
9 8 (0.65%) CSS
9 8 (0.65%) HTML
9 8 (0.65%) JSON
9 8 (0.65%) Kafka
9 8 (0.65%) Vue.js
10 6 (0.49%) MAPI
10 6 (0.49%) SAML
10 6 (0.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 120 (9.76%) Video Conferencing
2 112 (9.11%) Data Centre
3 74 (6.02%) Self-Motivation
4 70 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
5 52 (4.23%) Management Information System
5 52 (4.23%) User Experience
6 39 (3.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 39 (3.17%) Smartphone
7 32 (2.60%) iPad
8 29 (2.36%) iPhone
9 26 (2.12%) Blackberry
10 22 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
11 20 (1.63%) BYOD
12 19 (1.55%) Driving Licence
13 17 (1.38%) Mobile App
14 16 (1.30%) e-Learning
14 16 (1.30%) Mobile Computing
14 16 (1.30%) Social Media
15 15 (1.22%) PKI
15 15 (1.22%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 629 (51.18%) Windows
2 304 (24.74%) Windows Server
3 276 (22.46%) Windows 10
4 159 (12.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 150 (12.21%) Windows 7
6 115 (9.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 80 (6.51%) Android
8 67 (5.45%) Apple iOS
9 61 (4.96%) Linux
10 48 (3.91%) Windows 8
11 46 (3.74%) Windows Server 2003
12 25 (2.03%) Mac OS
13 23 (1.87%) Unix
14 13 (1.06%) Mac OS X
15 7 (0.57%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
17 2 (0.16%) Windows Embedded Compact
17 2 (0.16%) Windows XP
18 1 (0.081%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (21.32%) ITIL
2 174 (14.16%) Agile Software Development
3 140 (11.39%) Problem-Solving
4 139 (11.31%) Service Management
5 138 (11.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 117 (9.52%) Mentoring
7 112 (9.11%) Change Management
8 96 (7.81%) Migration
9 77 (6.27%) Coaching
9 77 (6.27%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 77 (6.27%) Presales
10 76 (6.18%) Project Management
11 65 (5.29%) Service Delivery
12 61 (4.96%) PRINCE2
13 59 (4.80%) Business Development
14 58 (4.72%) Incident Management
15 57 (4.64%) ITSM
15 57 (4.64%) Mobile Device Management
16 49 (3.99%) Scrum
16 49 (3.99%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 224 (18.23%) PowerShell
2 104 (8.46%) SQL
3 37 (3.01%) JavaScript
4 35 (2.85%) Python
5 30 (2.44%) PHP
6 27 (2.20%) C
7 26 (2.12%) C#
8 15 (1.22%) Java
8 15 (1.22%) Ruby
9 11 (0.90%) Bash Shell
10 6 (0.49%) VBScript
11 5 (0.41%) TypeScript
11 5 (0.41%) VB
12 4 (0.33%) C++
12 4 (0.33%) Java 8
12 4 (0.33%) Objective-C
12 4 (0.33%) Perl
12 4 (0.33%) PHP 7
13 1 (0.081%) Delphi
13 1 (0.081%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 151 (12.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 109 (8.87%) Cisco Certification
3 102 (8.30%) MCSE
4 97 (7.89%) Degree
5 91 (7.40%) CCNA
6 77 (6.27%) Security Cleared
7 66 (5.37%) CCNP
8 55 (4.48%) MCP
8 55 (4.48%) MCSA
9 30 (2.44%) Citrix Certification
10 27 (2.20%) MCITP
10 27 (2.20%) SC Cleared
11 26 (2.12%) A+ Certification
12 22 (1.79%) CCA
13 16 (1.30%) DV Cleared
14 13 (1.06%) MCDST
14 13 (1.06%) RHCE
15 12 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
16 11 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 11 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (10.98%) SLA
2 26 (2.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 19 (1.55%) QA
5 12 (0.98%) PMO
6 7 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 6 (0.49%) Actionable Recommendations
7 6 (0.49%) GDPR
8 3 (0.24%) CDISC
8 3 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.16%) COBIT
9 2 (0.16%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.16%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.081%) BS7799
10 1 (0.081%) GxP
10 1 (0.081%) NCSC
System Software
1 617 (50.20%) Active Directory
2 177 (14.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 174 (14.16%) Hyper-V
4 130 (10.58%) XenApp
5 82 (6.67%) XenDesktop
6 35 (2.85%) vSphere
7 27 (2.20%) BitLocker
7 27 (2.20%) Microsoft App-V
8 26 (2.12%) Docker
9 22 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
10 12 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (0.73%) Firmware
12 6 (0.49%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 6 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (0.33%) vCloud
13 4 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (0.33%) VMware NSX
14 3 (0.24%) Terminal Server
15 1 (0.081%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 303 (24.65%) SCCM
2 197 (16.03%) Microsoft Intune
3 34 (2.77%) Kubernetes
4 32 (2.60%) SCOM
4 32 (2.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 24 (1.95%) Single Sign-On
6 23 (1.87%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 23 (1.87%) Terraform
7 22 (1.79%) Cisco CUCM
7 22 (1.79%) WSUS
8 20 (1.63%) Backup Exec
8 20 (1.63%) SCOrch
9 17 (1.38%) AirWatch
9 17 (1.38%) Norton AntiVirus
10 12 (0.98%) Nessus
11 8 (0.65%) FortiGate
11 8 (0.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 7 (0.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 7 (0.57%) Puppet
13 6 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 803 (65.34%) Microsoft
2 291 (23.68%) VMware
3 223 (18.14%) Cisco
4 211 (17.17%) Citrix
5 99 (8.06%) Apple
6 69 (5.61%) Polycom
7 67 (5.45%) HP
8 53 (4.31%) Symantec
9 52 (4.23%) Dell
10 45 (3.66%) Ivanti
11 44 (3.58%) Mitel
12 43 (3.50%) CommVault
13 40 (3.25%) Avaya
14 39 (3.17%) Veeam
15 30 (2.44%) Sonus
16 27 (2.20%) ServiceNow
17 24 (1.95%) SAP
17 24 (1.95%) Sophos
18 23 (1.87%) Zscaler
19 22 (1.79%) Atlassian