Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype
UK
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 403 473 797
Rank change year-on-year +70 +324 +373
Permanent jobs citing Skype 1,264 1,022 550
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.72% 0.58% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.75% 3.51% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1,069 847 508
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £25,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% +14.29%

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 26,623 29,115 35,113
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.20% 16.57% 16.63%
Number of salaries quoted 21,496 23,663 29,114
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.25% - -

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 +69 1,153 £47,500 +5.56% 170
UK excluding London +46 627 £42,500 -5.56% 113
London +76 567 £52,500 +10.53% 64
South East -20 154 £51,250 +2.50% 32
North of England +27 136 £37,000 +5.71% 25
Midlands +15 116 £42,500 -5.56% 19
East of England +17 79 £37,500 -25.00% 20
South West +30 77 £35,000 -12.50% 9
North West +11 68 £35,000 +7.69% 10
West Midlands +16 67 £38,750 -13.89% 10
Yorkshire +57 59 £42,000 +16.67% 11
East Midlands +2 48 £46,000 +15.00% 9
Scotland -9 44 £46,250 -5.61% 8
Wales +15 23 £39,250 -12.78%
North East -43 9 £32,500 -15.58% 4
Northern Ireland - 2 £39,000 -

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 998 (78.96%) Skype for Business
2 738 (58.39%) Microsoft
3 696 (55.06%) Windows
4 675 (53.40%) Active Directory
5 568 (44.94%) Office 365
6 362 (28.64%) Windows Server
7 356 (28.16%) ITIL
8 324 (25.63%) VMware
9 318 (25.16%) Microsoft Azure
10 284 (22.47%) Cisco
11 245 (19.38%) Unified Communications
12 244 (19.30%) MS Exchange
13 231 (18.28%) SharePoint
14 222 (17.56%) SCCM
15 204 (16.14%) Microsoft Office
16 194 (15.35%) Citrix
17 193 (15.27%) Windows Server 2012
18 190 (15.03%) Windows 10
19 187 (14.79%) VMware Infrastructure
20 182 (14.40%) Windows Server 2008
21 180 (14.24%) Hyper-V
22 169 (13.37%) Microsoft Certification
23 167 (13.21%) Finance
24 165 (13.05%) DNS
25 158 (12.50%) Presales
26 157 (12.42%) Windows 7
27 148 (11.71%) WAN
27 148 (11.71%) Firewall
28 145 (11.47%) LAN
29 132 (10.44%) Exchange Server 2013

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
1 998 (78.96%) Skype for Business
2 244 (19.30%) MS Exchange
3 231 (18.28%) SharePoint
4 132 (10.44%) Exchange Server 2013
5 93 (7.36%) Exchange Server 2010
6 54 (4.27%) IIS
7 30 (2.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 29 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2003
9 25 (1.98%) SharePoint 2013
10 20 (1.58%) CMS
11 16 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
12 12 (0.95%) Office Communications Server
13 9 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
14 7 (0.55%) Drupal
15 6 (0.47%) TPMS
16 4 (0.32%) IBM Domino
17 3 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
18 2 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
18 2 (0.16%) Tomcat
19 1 (0.079%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 204 (16.14%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (3.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 37 (2.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (1.27%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 8 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.32%) Adobe Captivate
7 4 (0.32%) Camtasia
7 4 (0.32%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.16%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.16%) InCopy
8 2 (0.16%) InDesign
8 2 (0.16%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.16%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 21 (1.66%) Elite 3E
2 18 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.24%) SAP Business One
5 3 (0.24%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.16%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.079%) Carpe Diem
7 1 (0.079%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 1 (0.079%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 1 (0.079%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 568 (44.94%) Office 365
2 318 (25.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 84 (6.65%) OneDrive
4 82 (6.49%) Mimecast
5 76 (6.01%) Amazon AWS
6 67 (5.30%) Azure Active Directory
7 57 (4.51%) IaaS
8 32 (2.53%) Yammer
9 30 (2.37%) SaaS
10 24 (1.90%) PaaS
11 14 (1.11%) Dynamics 365
12 10 (0.79%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 7 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
13 7 (0.55%) GitHub
14 5 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
15 4 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
15 4 (0.32%) Slack
16 3 (0.24%) Amazon S3
16 3 (0.24%) CloudFront
16 3 (0.24%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 245 (19.38%) Unified Communications
2 165 (13.05%) DNS
3 148 (11.71%) Firewall
3 148 (11.71%) WAN
4 145 (11.47%) LAN
5 126 (9.97%) DHCP
6 118 (9.34%) VoIP
7 115 (9.10%) VPN
8 105 (8.31%) SAN
9 84 (6.65%) TCP/IP
10 66 (5.22%) Wireless
11 62 (4.91%) MPLS
12 57 (4.51%) Wi-Fi
13 55 (4.35%) Remote Desktop
14 48 (3.80%) PBX
15 44 (3.48%) VLAN
16 36 (2.85%) Telepresence
17 33 (2.61%) WLAN
18 31 (2.45%) BGP
19 29 (2.29%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (9.41%) SQL Server
2 24 (1.90%) Power BI
3 18 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (1.34%) SQL Server 2016
5 13 (1.03%) NoSQL
6 11 (0.87%) SQL Server 2014
7 8 (0.63%) Relational Database
8 7 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (0.55%) MongoDB
9 6 (0.47%) Azure SQL Database
9 6 (0.47%) Big Data
9 6 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.24%) MySQL
10 3 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.16%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.16%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.16%) Redis
11 2 (0.16%) SAP BW
12 1 (0.079%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 1 (0.079%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 19 (1.50%) Git (software)
2 9 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (0.71%) Visual Studio Team System
3 7 (0.55%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.40%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.40%) JIRA
4 5 (0.40%) Selenium
5 4 (0.32%) Bitbucket
5 4 (0.32%) Cucumber
5 4 (0.32%) Grunt
5 4 (0.32%) gulp
6 3 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.24%) GitLab
6 3 (0.24%) Jasmine
6 3 (0.24%) Mocha
6 3 (0.24%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.24%) Travis CI
6 3 (0.24%) Vagrant
6 3 (0.24%) WebDriver
6 3 (0.24%) webpack
General
1 167 (13.21%) Finance
2 124 (9.81%) Law
3 103 (8.15%) Legal
4 71 (5.62%) Telecoms
5 56 (4.43%) Banking
6 29 (2.29%) Marketing
7 28 (2.22%) Retail
8 24 (1.90%) Retail Banking
9 21 (1.66%) Investment Banking
10 18 (1.42%) Advertising
10 18 (1.42%) Publishing
11 17 (1.34%) Multimedia
12 14 (1.11%) Manufacturing
13 11 (0.87%) Billing
14 8 (0.63%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.63%) French Language
15 7 (0.55%) Games
16 6 (0.47%) Spanish Language
17 5 (0.40%) Back Office
18 4 (0.32%) German Language
Job Titles
1 225 (17.80%) Consultant
2 195 (15.43%) Analyst
3 95 (7.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 90 (7.12%) Support Engineer
5 75 (5.93%) IT Support
6 74 (5.85%) Support Analyst
7 70 (5.54%) 2nd Line Support
8 66 (5.22%) Architect
9 63 (4.98%) Developer
10 59 (4.67%) Senior Consultant
11 51 (4.03%) Unified Communications Engineer
12 49 (3.88%) Exchange Engineer
12 49 (3.88%) Infrastructure Consultant
13 47 (3.72%) IT Analyst
13 47 (3.72%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
14 46 (3.64%) Desktop Support
15 45 (3.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 44 (3.48%) Unified Communications Consultant
17 42 (3.32%) Infrastructure Analyst
18 38 (3.01%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (2.22%) .NET
2 27 (2.14%) XMPP
3 26 (2.06%) HTML
3 26 (2.06%) Web Services
4 23 (1.82%) React
5 21 (1.66%) CSS
6 18 (1.42%) AngularJS
6 18 (1.42%) Software Packaging
7 15 (1.19%) ASP.NET
8 14 (1.11%) Node.js
9 13 (1.03%) Ruby on Rails
10 12 (0.95%) LDAP
11 11 (0.87%) ASP.NET MVC
11 11 (0.87%) HTML5
12 8 (0.63%) Express
12 8 (0.63%) jQuery
12 8 (0.63%) RESTful
13 6 (0.47%) Backbone.js
13 6 (0.47%) JSON
13 6 (0.47%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 95 (7.52%) Video Conferencing
2 74 (5.85%) Data Centre
3 69 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
4 56 (4.43%) Blackberry
5 51 (4.03%) Driving Licence
6 43 (3.40%) Clustering
7 31 (2.45%) Computer Science
8 28 (2.22%) Management Information System
9 25 (1.98%) Replication
10 22 (1.74%) Greenfield Project
10 22 (1.74%) HP StoreVirtual
10 22 (1.74%) Public Cloud
11 20 (1.58%) Mobile Computing
11 20 (1.58%) User Experience
12 19 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
12 19 (1.50%) iPhone
13 18 (1.42%) Client/Server
14 16 (1.27%) e-Learning
15 15 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
16 13 (1.03%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 696 (55.06%) Windows
2 362 (28.64%) Windows Server
3 193 (15.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 190 (15.03%) Windows 10
5 182 (14.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 157 (12.42%) Windows 7
7 71 (5.62%) Apple iOS
8 60 (4.75%) Linux
9 52 (4.11%) Android
10 50 (3.96%) Mac OS X
11 19 (1.50%) Windows Phone
12 15 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
13 14 (1.11%) Windows 8
14 12 (0.95%) CentOS
15 11 (0.87%) Mac OS
16 8 (0.63%) Unix
17 7 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 5 (0.40%) Windows XP
19 4 (0.32%) Ubuntu
19 4 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 356 (28.16%) ITIL
2 158 (12.50%) Presales
3 107 (8.47%) Migration
4 99 (7.83%) Service Management
5 98 (7.75%) Project Management
6 76 (6.01%) Agile Software Development
7 75 (5.93%) ITIL V3
8 67 (5.30%) Time Management
9 65 (5.14%) Change Management
10 63 (4.98%) Service Delivery
11 62 (4.91%) Problem Management
12 57 (4.51%) Continuous Improvement
13 55 (4.35%) PRINCE2
14 50 (3.96%) CRM
15 44 (3.48%) Business Continuity
15 44 (3.48%) Mentoring
16 37 (2.93%) Disaster Recovery
17 36 (2.85%) Customer Requirements
18 35 (2.77%) Incident Management
19 34 (2.69%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 126 (9.97%) SQL
2 122 (9.65%) PowerShell
3 38 (3.01%) JavaScript
4 30 (2.37%) C#
5 23 (1.82%) C
5 23 (1.82%) Java
6 17 (1.34%) Ruby
7 15 (1.19%) Python
8 12 (0.95%) CoffeeScript
9 11 (0.87%) PHP
10 8 (0.63%) Bash Shell
10 8 (0.63%) R
11 7 (0.55%) VBScript
12 6 (0.47%) TypeScript
13 5 (0.40%) Scala
14 4 (0.32%) ES6
15 3 (0.24%) F#
15 3 (0.24%) MATLAB
15 3 (0.24%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.16%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 169 (13.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 105 (8.31%) MCSE
3 97 (7.67%) Cisco Certification
4 81 (6.41%) Degree
5 64 (5.06%) CCNP
6 62 (4.91%) MCSA
7 47 (3.72%) Security Cleared
8 40 (3.16%) CCVP
9 31 (2.45%) CCNA
10 27 (2.14%) MCP
11 26 (2.06%) SC Cleared
12 22 (1.74%) CCIE
13 21 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
14 18 (1.42%) CCNP Voice
15 15 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 13 (1.03%) CCA
16 13 (1.03%) Citrix Certification
16 13 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 12 (0.95%) CCDE
18 8 (0.63%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (6.80%) SLA
2 23 (1.82%) QA
3 16 (1.27%) PMO
4 13 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.47%) GDPR
6 5 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.16%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.079%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 675 (53.40%) Active Directory
2 187 (14.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 180 (14.24%) Hyper-V
4 69 (5.46%) XenApp
5 43 (3.40%) VMware ESXi
6 37 (2.93%) XenDesktop
7 29 (2.29%) vSphere
8 17 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
9 14 (1.11%) DFS Replication
9 14 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
10 11 (0.87%) Terminal Services
11 8 (0.63%) Docker
12 7 (0.55%) VMware Server
13 6 (0.47%) BitLocker
13 6 (0.47%) XenServer
14 5 (0.40%) Firmware
14 5 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
14 5 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
15 4 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 222 (17.56%) SCCM
2 64 (5.06%) AirWatch
2 64 (5.06%) Cisco CUCM
2 64 (5.06%) SCOM
3 49 (3.88%) Cisco UCCX
4 45 (3.56%) Cisco UCCE
5 31 (2.45%) Microsoft Intune
6 23 (1.82%) WSUS
7 14 (1.11%) Microsoft Clustering
7 14 (1.11%) SCOrch
8 13 (1.03%) Backup Exec
9 11 (0.87%) Jamf Pro
10 9 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
10 9 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 8 (0.63%) Ansible
11 8 (0.63%) FortiGate
11 8 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
11 8 (0.63%) vCenter Server
12 6 (0.47%) Nagios
12 6 (0.47%) vRealize
Vendors
1 738 (58.39%) Microsoft
2 324 (25.63%) VMware
3 284 (22.47%) Cisco
4 194 (15.35%) Citrix
5 94 (7.44%) Avaya
6 75 (5.93%) Apple
7 72 (5.70%) HP
8 58 (4.59%) Veeam
9 46 (3.64%) Polycom
10 41 (3.24%) iManage
11 31 (2.45%) Adobe
11 31 (2.45%) MobileIron
12 30 (2.37%) CheckPoint
13 29 (2.29%) Mitel
13 29 (2.29%) NetApp
14 28 (2.22%) SolarWinds
15 25 (1.98%) Dell
16 23 (1.82%) Sonus
16 23 (1.82%) Symantec
17 22 (1.74%) ServiceNow