Period
to 17 September 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 17 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype
UK
6 months to
17 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 337 441 414
Rank change year-on-year +104 -27 +201
Permanent jobs citing Skype 1,320 1,171 1,361
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.93% 0.70% 0.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.94% 4.68% 4.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1,056 954 1,003
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £26,050
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,344 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.86% - -

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 22,210 25,009 27,790
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.66% 14.99% 15.87%
Number of salaries quoted 16,806 19,882 22,542
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
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 September 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 17 September 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 +104 1,201 £45,000 - 173
UK excluding London +65 661 £42,344 +5.86% 141
London +98 572 £48,000 -8.57% 53
South East +43 192 £52,500 +10.53% 49
North of England +31 164 £39,087 +11.68% 18
South West +44 106 £44,500 +14.10% 24
Midlands +45 84 £37,500 -10.18% 14
North West +21 81 £45,000 +28.57% 5
East of England +70 73 £37,500 -1.32% 15
Yorkshire +5 59 £32,500 -7.14% 11
West Midlands +38 58 £33,500 -21.18% 5
Scotland -1 27 £31,250 -37.50% 9
East Midlands +20 26 £45,972 +31.35% 9
North East +31 24 £44,721 +37.60% 2
Wales +16 17 £37,000 +1.37% 12
Northern Ireland -8 2 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 954 (72.27%) Skype for Business
2 866 (65.61%) Office 365
3 828 (62.73%) Microsoft
4 773 (58.56%) Active Directory
5 726 (55.00%) Windows
6 600 (45.45%) Azure
7 389 (29.47%) VMware
8 373 (28.26%) ITIL
9 365 (27.65%) SCCM
10 323 (24.47%) Windows Server
11 319 (24.17%) Windows 10
12 316 (23.94%) SharePoint
13 299 (22.65%) Microsoft Office
14 295 (22.35%) DNS
15 285 (21.59%) Cisco
16 281 (21.29%) Citrix
17 275 (20.83%) PowerShell
18 272 (20.61%) MS Exchange
19 269 (20.38%) DHCP
20 253 (19.17%) VMware Infrastructure
21 226 (17.12%) Hyper-V
22 221 (16.74%) WAN
23 212 (16.06%) LAN
24 211 (15.98%) OneDrive
25 189 (14.32%) Azure Active Directory
26 188 (14.24%) Microsoft Intune
26 188 (14.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
27 182 (13.79%) Windows 7
28 180 (13.64%) Firewall
28 180 (13.64%) SQL Server

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
1 954 (72.27%) Skype for Business
2 316 (23.94%) SharePoint
3 272 (20.61%) MS Exchange
4 83 (6.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 81 (6.14%) Exchange Server 2013
6 38 (2.88%) IIS
7 37 (2.80%) Confluence
8 19 (1.44%) CMS
9 14 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
10 11 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
10 11 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
11 10 (0.76%) IBM Notes
12 9 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
13 8 (0.61%) WordPress
14 7 (0.53%) Apache
14 7 (0.53%) IBM Domino
15 6 (0.45%) nginx
15 6 (0.45%) Umbraco
16 5 (0.38%) Drupal
16 5 (0.38%) OpenStack
Applications
1 299 (22.65%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 36 (2.73%) Microsoft Excel
4 17 (1.29%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.23%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.23%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (0.15%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.15%) Camtasia
7 2 (0.15%) InVision
7 2 (0.15%) Sketch
7 2 (0.15%) Snagit
8 1 (0.076%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.076%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.076%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 16 (1.21%) Elite 3E
2 11 (0.83%) Carpe Diem
3 6 (0.45%) Eikon
4 5 (0.38%) Magento
5 4 (0.30%) Sage 200
6 3 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.15%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.076%) Eze OMS
8 1 (0.076%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 866 (65.61%) Office 365
2 600 (45.45%) Azure
3 211 (15.98%) OneDrive
4 189 (14.32%) Azure Active Directory
5 175 (13.26%) AWS
6 81 (6.14%) IaaS
7 54 (4.09%) Mimecast
8 52 (3.94%) PaaS
9 45 (3.41%) Azure Stack
10 43 (3.26%) Yammer
11 41 (3.11%) SaaS
12 28 (2.12%) GCP
13 22 (1.67%) OpenShift
14 21 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
15 19 (1.44%) Slack
16 13 (0.98%) Power Platform
17 12 (0.91%) GitHub
18 9 (0.68%) Serverless
19 8 (0.61%) Azure ExpressRoute
19 8 (0.61%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 295 (22.35%) DNS
2 269 (20.38%) DHCP
3 221 (16.74%) WAN
4 212 (16.06%) LAN
5 180 (13.64%) Firewall
6 178 (13.48%) VPN
7 166 (12.58%) TCP/IP
8 154 (11.67%) Unified Communications
9 110 (8.33%) VoIP
10 95 (7.20%) Network Security
11 92 (6.97%) Wireless
12 88 (6.67%) MPLS
13 76 (5.76%) Internet
14 75 (5.68%) NetScaler
15 72 (5.45%) SAN
16 67 (5.08%) Intranet
17 59 (4.47%) WLAN
18 54 (4.09%) Remote Desktop
19 47 (3.56%) PBX
20 42 (3.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 180 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.14%) Azure SQL Database
3 11 (0.83%) MySQL
3 11 (0.83%) Power BI
4 9 (0.68%) SQL Server 2016
5 7 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (0.23%) InterBase
8 3 (0.23%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.15%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.076%) Big Data
10 1 (0.076%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.076%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.076%) EDRMS
10 1 (0.076%) GIS
10 1 (0.076%) SQL Server 2017
10 1 (0.076%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 70 (5.30%) JIRA
2 47 (3.56%) Visual Studio
3 42 (3.18%) TestRail
3 42 (3.18%) Zephyr
4 19 (1.44%) Git (software)
5 14 (1.06%) Selenium
6 13 (0.98%) Jenkins
7 6 (0.45%) Bitbucket
8 4 (0.30%) MSI
8 4 (0.30%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (0.30%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.15%) AdminStudio
9 2 (0.15%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.15%) JUnit
9 2 (0.15%) Maven
10 1 (0.076%) Axure RP
10 1 (0.076%) Hudson
10 1 (0.076%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 169 (12.80%) Finance
2 78 (5.91%) Telecoms
3 70 (5.30%) Public Sector
4 55 (4.17%) Law
5 42 (3.18%) Manufacturing
6 36 (2.73%) Marketing
7 29 (2.20%) Legal
8 25 (1.89%) Banking
8 25 (1.89%) Electronics
9 16 (1.21%) Back Office
10 12 (0.91%) Retail
11 8 (0.61%) Advertising
12 7 (0.53%) Billing
12 7 (0.53%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.45%) Aerospace
13 6 (0.45%) Games
13 6 (0.45%) Multimedia
14 5 (0.38%) French Language
14 5 (0.38%) German Language
14 5 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 203 (15.38%) Analyst
2 179 (13.56%) Consultant
3 161 (12.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 116 (8.79%) IT Support
5 110 (8.33%) Support Analyst
6 109 (8.26%) Support Engineer
7 103 (7.80%) Architect
8 76 (5.76%) 2nd Line Support
9 71 (5.38%) Desktop Support
10 70 (5.30%) Technical Consultant
11 66 (5.00%) IT Analyst
12 57 (4.32%) Technical Architect
13 51 (3.86%) Network Consultant
14 49 (3.71%) IT Engineer
15 47 (3.56%) IT Support Analyst
16 45 (3.41%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 43 (3.26%) Developer
17 43 (3.26%) Systems Engineer
18 42 (3.18%) Technical Support
19 39 (2.95%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (2.05%) HTML
2 25 (1.89%) .NET
3 24 (1.82%) LDAP
4 17 (1.29%) CSS
5 15 (1.14%) Ruby on Rails
5 15 (1.14%) Vue.js
6 14 (1.06%) ASP.NET
6 14 (1.06%) ASP.NET MVC
7 13 (0.98%) AngularJS
7 13 (0.98%) jQuery
7 13 (0.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 12 (0.91%) HTML5
8 12 (0.91%) REST
8 12 (0.91%) RESTful
9 11 (0.83%) ASP.NET Web API
9 11 (0.83%) JSON
9 11 (0.83%) React
9 11 (0.83%) SAML
10 10 (0.76%) Software Packaging
10 10 (0.76%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 131 (9.92%) Video Conferencing
2 115 (8.71%) Data Centre
3 75 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
4 73 (5.53%) Self-Motivation
5 58 (4.39%) Management Information System
6 55 (4.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 44 (3.33%) User Experience
8 39 (2.95%) Smartphone
9 32 (2.42%) Blackberry
10 29 (2.20%) iPhone
11 25 (1.89%) iPad
12 23 (1.74%) Driving Licence
12 23 (1.74%) Mobile Computing
13 20 (1.52%) PKI
14 19 (1.44%) Public Cloud
15 18 (1.36%) e-Learning
16 17 (1.29%) Hybrid Cloud
16 17 (1.29%) Social Media
17 15 (1.14%) CMDB
18 12 (0.91%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 726 (55.00%) Windows
2 323 (24.47%) Windows Server
3 319 (24.17%) Windows 10
4 182 (13.79%) Windows 7
5 160 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 134 (10.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 103 (7.80%) Linux
8 82 (6.21%) Apple iOS
9 76 (5.76%) Android
10 56 (4.24%) Windows 8
11 52 (3.94%) Windows Server 2003
12 49 (3.71%) Unix
13 46 (3.48%) Mac OS
14 19 (1.44%) Mac OS X
15 11 (0.83%) Windows Vista
16 6 (0.45%) VMS
17 3 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
17 3 (0.23%) Windows XP
18 2 (0.15%) CentOS
18 2 (0.15%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 373 (28.26%) ITIL
2 188 (14.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 174 (13.18%) Agile Software Development
4 156 (11.82%) Service Management
5 130 (9.85%) Migration
6 127 (9.62%) Problem-Solving
7 105 (7.95%) Change Management
8 98 (7.42%) Mentoring
9 97 (7.35%) Project Management
10 87 (6.59%) Presales
11 78 (5.91%) Service Delivery
12 76 (5.76%) Line Management
13 74 (5.61%) PRINCE2
13 74 (5.61%) Time Management
14 73 (5.53%) Incident Management
14 73 (5.53%) Mobile Device Management
15 66 (5.00%) Coaching
16 65 (4.92%) CRM
16 65 (4.92%) Project Delivery
17 63 (4.77%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 275 (20.83%) PowerShell
2 148 (11.21%) SQL
3 86 (6.52%) Python
4 71 (5.38%) JavaScript
5 64 (4.85%) PHP
6 26 (1.97%) Ruby
7 22 (1.67%) C#
8 19 (1.44%) C
9 18 (1.36%) Bash Shell
10 6 (0.45%) Go
10 6 (0.45%) Java
10 6 (0.45%) VB
10 6 (0.45%) VBScript
11 5 (0.38%) TypeScript
12 4 (0.30%) Perl
12 4 (0.30%) PHP 7
13 3 (0.23%) Delphi
14 2 (0.15%) ES6
14 2 (0.15%) FoxPro (VFP)
14 2 (0.15%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 156 (11.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 154 (11.67%) Degree
3 146 (11.06%) Cisco Certification
4 139 (10.53%) CCNA
5 110 (8.33%) MCSE
6 82 (6.21%) CCNP
6 82 (6.21%) MCP
7 71 (5.38%) Security Cleared
8 52 (3.94%) MCSA
9 43 (3.26%) Citrix Certification
10 39 (2.95%) CCA
11 30 (2.27%) RHCE
12 28 (2.12%) DV Cleared
13 26 (1.97%) MCITP
14 24 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
15 21 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
15 21 (1.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 20 (1.52%) A+ Certification
17 19 (1.44%) SC Cleared
18 17 (1.29%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (8.11%) SLA
2 47 (3.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 24 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (1.36%) QA
5 15 (1.14%) GDPR
6 7 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 7 (0.53%) PMO
7 4 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.15%) CDISC
8 2 (0.15%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.076%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.076%) BS7799
9 1 (0.076%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.076%) GxP
System Software
1 773 (58.56%) Active Directory
2 253 (19.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 226 (17.12%) Hyper-V
4 169 (12.80%) XenApp
5 121 (9.17%) XenDesktop
6 69 (5.23%) Microsoft App-V
7 46 (3.48%) Docker
8 43 (3.26%) vSphere
9 33 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
10 28 (2.12%) Virtual Machines
11 25 (1.89%) BitLocker
12 13 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
13 11 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
14 10 (0.76%) Firmware
14 10 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
15 7 (0.53%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
16 6 (0.45%) iptables
16 6 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 6 (0.45%) vCloud
16 6 (0.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 365 (27.65%) SCCM
2 188 (14.24%) Microsoft Intune
3 70 (5.30%) SCOM
4 54 (4.09%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 47 (3.56%) SCOrch
6 45 (3.41%) Kubernetes
7 32 (2.42%) Single Sign-On
8 31 (2.35%) Terraform
8 31 (2.35%) WSUS
9 27 (2.05%) Cisco CUCM
10 23 (1.74%) AirWatch
10 23 (1.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 19 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
12 17 (1.29%) Puppet
13 15 (1.14%) Nessus
13 15 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
14 14 (1.06%) DameWare
14 14 (1.06%) FortiGate
15 11 (0.83%) vCenter Server
16 10 (0.76%) Ansible
Vendors
1 828 (62.73%) Microsoft
2 389 (29.47%) VMware
3 285 (21.59%) Cisco
4 281 (21.29%) Citrix
5 103 (7.80%) Apple
6 66 (5.00%) HP
7 56 (4.24%) Dell
8 55 (4.17%) Avaya
9 52 (3.94%) Symantec
9 52 (3.94%) Veeam
10 49 (3.71%) Polycom
11 48 (3.64%) CommVault
12 46 (3.48%) Splunk
13 43 (3.26%) Ivanti
14 41 (3.11%) Google
15 39 (2.95%) Atlassian
16 37 (2.80%) Mitel
17 24 (1.82%) ServiceNow
18 23 (1.74%) SAP
19 22 (1.67%) CheckPoint