Period
to 4 July 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 4 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype
UK
6 months to
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 296 345 459
Rank change year-on-year +49 +114 -12
Permanent jobs citing Skype 827 1,324 1,191
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.05% 0.90% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.98% 5.75% 4.44%
Number of salaries quoted 768 1,170 1,077
Median annual salary £52,500 £49,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +6.52% -1.08%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £87,500 £69,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -7.38%

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 11,856 23,032 26,845
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.03% 15.69% 15.12%
Number of salaries quoted 9,254 17,431 21,333
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £46,196
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -0.42% +2.66%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Skype
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Skype as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Skype in the UK

Skype
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Skype.

Salary trend for Skype in the UK

Skype
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Skype over the 6 months to 4 July 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 4 July 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 +63 772 £52,500 +13.51% 88
UK excluding London +107 515 £50,000 +17.65% 76
London +18 289 £64,250 +28.50% 20
South East +138 230 £50,000 - 21
North of England +63 116 £55,000 +44.74% 18
North West +78 86 £57,500 +51.32% 6
Work from Home -20 74 £65,000 -7.14% 11
South West +67 58 £43,750 -2.23% 13
Midlands +31 41 £47,500 +13.10% 11
East of England +91 33 £45,000 +28.57% 6
West Midlands +39 33 £48,750 +39.29% 7
Scotland +100 30 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Yorkshire +80 27 £40,250 +15.00% 11
Wales +25 9 £35,750 -4.35% 4
East Midlands +31 8 £37,500 -21.05% 4
North East -6 3 £33,000 -26.21% 1

For the 6 months to 4 July 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.

1 456 (55.14%) Microsoft
2 365 (44.14%) Skype for Business
3 340 (41.11%) Office 365
4 288 (34.82%) Windows
5 274 (33.13%) Azure
6 248 (29.99%) Active Directory
7 163 (19.71%) Finance
8 160 (19.35%) SharePoint
9 139 (16.81%) Windows Server
10 134 (16.20%) Microsoft Office
11 130 (15.72%) ITIL
11 130 (15.72%) Problem-Solving
12 128 (15.48%) VMware
13 125 (15.11%) Agile Software Development
14 121 (14.63%) Cisco
15 118 (14.27%) SQL Server
16 112 (13.54%) SCCM
17 108 (13.06%) Windows 10
18 106 (12.82%) .NET
19 105 (12.70%) SQL
19 105 (12.70%) VMware Infrastructure
20 104 (12.58%) Unified Communications
21 103 (12.45%) Video Conferencing
22 101 (12.21%) PowerShell
23 98 (11.85%) AWS
23 98 (11.85%) Hyper-V
24 90 (10.88%) WAN
25 88 (10.64%) Microsoft Certification
26 86 (10.40%) Firewall
27 85 (10.28%) C#

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
1 365 (44.14%) Skype for Business
2 160 (19.35%) SharePoint
3 75 (9.07%) MS Exchange
4 37 (4.47%) Exchange Server 2013
5 27 (3.26%) CMS
6 21 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2010
7 16 (1.93%) IIS
8 10 (1.21%) Confluence
9 6 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (0.60%) Apache
10 5 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.60%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.48%) NServiceBus
11 4 (0.48%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (0.24%) Oracle Spatial
12 2 (0.24%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.12%) Apache Pulsar
13 1 (0.12%) Apache Spark
13 1 (0.12%) Mule
13 1 (0.12%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 134 (16.20%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 32 (3.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.48%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.36%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.36%) Open Workbench
7 2 (0.24%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.24%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (0.24%) Camtasia
7 2 (0.24%) Snagit
8 1 (0.12%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (0.48%) Elite 3E
2 3 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.24%) assyst
3 2 (0.24%) Eikon
3 2 (0.24%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.12%) OpenCart
4 1 (0.12%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.12%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.12%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (0.12%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 340 (41.11%) Office 365
2 274 (33.13%) Azure
3 98 (11.85%) AWS
4 67 (8.10%) Azure Active Directory
5 66 (7.98%) IaaS
6 60 (7.26%) PaaS
7 54 (6.53%) OneDrive
8 40 (4.84%) SaaS
9 32 (3.87%) GCP
10 30 (3.63%) Power Platform
11 17 (2.06%) Mimecast
12 14 (1.69%) PowerApps
13 11 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
14 5 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.60%) OpenShift
14 5 (0.60%) Slack
14 5 (0.60%) WhatsApp
15 4 (0.48%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 4 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
15 4 (0.48%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 104 (12.58%) Unified Communications
2 90 (10.88%) WAN
3 86 (10.40%) Firewall
4 74 (8.95%) LAN
5 59 (7.13%) DNS
6 53 (6.41%) VPN
7 50 (6.05%) VoIP
8 48 (5.80%) DHCP
8 48 (5.80%) Internet
9 42 (5.08%) Wi-Fi
10 34 (4.11%) SAN
10 34 (4.11%) WebEx
11 29 (3.51%) Wireless
12 26 (3.14%) TCP/IP
13 21 (2.54%) PSTN
14 19 (2.30%) Converged Networks
15 18 (2.18%) MPLS
16 16 (1.93%) Network Security
17 15 (1.81%) H.323
17 15 (1.81%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (14.27%) SQL Server
2 19 (2.30%) Power BI
3 15 (1.81%) Big Data
3 15 (1.81%) Data Lake
4 14 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
5 12 (1.45%) MySQL
6 9 (1.09%) NoSQL
6 9 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (0.60%) Data Mining
9 5 (0.60%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.36%) Amazon Aurora
10 3 (0.36%) BigQuery
10 3 (0.36%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.36%) Oracle ODI
11 2 (0.24%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 40 (4.84%) Selenium
2 35 (4.23%) WebDriver
3 22 (2.66%) JIRA
4 21 (2.54%) Git (software)
5 18 (2.18%) Jenkins
5 18 (2.18%) SpecFlow
5 18 (2.18%) Visual Studio
6 14 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
7 13 (1.57%) Cucumber
8 10 (1.21%) JUnit
9 8 (0.97%) Maven
10 7 (0.85%) Mockito
11 5 (0.60%) DbUnit
11 5 (0.60%) jMock
11 5 (0.60%) SonarQube
12 4 (0.48%) Postman
12 4 (0.48%) SoapUI
12 4 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (0.36%) Bitbucket Server
13 3 (0.36%) Hudson
General
1 163 (19.71%) Finance
2 34 (4.11%) Telecoms
3 30 (3.63%) Law
4 23 (2.78%) Legal
5 21 (2.54%) Public Sector
6 19 (2.30%) Marketing
7 17 (2.06%) Retail
8 13 (1.57%) Back Office
8 13 (1.57%) Games
9 11 (1.33%) Billing
10 10 (1.21%) Advertising
11 9 (1.09%) Banking
12 8 (0.97%) Electronics
13 7 (0.85%) Japanese Language
14 6 (0.73%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.73%) Investment Banking
15 5 (0.60%) Local Government
15 5 (0.60%) Manufacturing
15 5 (0.60%) Norwegian Language
16 4 (0.48%) Police
Job Titles
1 120 (14.51%) Analyst
2 82 (9.92%) Developer
3 79 (9.55%) Architect
4 66 (7.98%) Support Engineer
5 64 (7.74%) Consultant
6 39 (4.72%) Test Analyst
7 36 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 33 (3.99%) Software Engineer
9 32 (3.87%) IT Support
9 32 (3.87%) Solutions Architect
10 29 (3.51%) 2nd Line Support
11 27 (3.26%) Administrator
12 25 (3.02%) .NET Developer
12 25 (3.02%) Service Analyst
13 24 (2.90%) Support Analyst
14 23 (2.78%) Service Desk Analyst
15 22 (2.66%) Unified Communications Engineer
16 21 (2.54%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 21 (2.54%) Project Manager
17 20 (2.42%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (12.82%) .NET
2 47 (5.68%) HTML
3 46 (5.56%) React
4 41 (4.96%) ASP.NET
5 37 (4.47%) CSS
6 30 (3.63%) ASP.NET MVC
7 25 (3.02%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 21 (2.54%) AngularJS
9 20 (2.42%) Web Services
10 17 (2.06%) .NET Core
10 17 (2.06%) ASP.NET Core
11 16 (1.93%) jQuery
12 14 (1.69%) HTML5
13 12 (1.45%) Node.js
13 12 (1.45%) Sass
13 12 (1.45%) SOAP
13 12 (1.45%) WebRTC
14 11 (1.33%) Redux
15 9 (1.09%) .NET Framework
16 8 (0.97%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 103 (12.45%) Video Conferencing
2 56 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (6.05%) Data Centre
4 24 (2.90%) Replication
5 23 (2.78%) Management Information System
5 23 (2.78%) Public Cloud
6 22 (2.66%) Self-Motivation
7 17 (2.06%) Mobile App
8 15 (1.81%) Clustering
9 14 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
9 14 (1.69%) Private Cloud
10 13 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
11 11 (1.33%) Blackberry
12 10 (1.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 10 (1.21%) iPad
12 10 (1.21%) User Experience
12 10 (1.21%) Virtual Team
13 9 (1.09%) iPhone
14 7 (0.85%) Smartphone
15 6 (0.73%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 288 (34.82%) Windows
2 139 (16.81%) Windows Server
3 108 (13.06%) Windows 10
4 76 (9.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 55 (6.65%) Windows Server 2016
6 47 (5.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 45 (5.44%) Linux
8 43 (5.20%) Android
9 40 (4.84%) Windows 7
10 37 (4.47%) Apple iOS
11 27 (3.26%) Windows Server 2019
12 12 (1.45%) Mac OS X
13 11 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 9 (1.09%) Unix
15 7 (0.85%) Windows 8
16 6 (0.73%) CentOS
16 6 (0.73%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.36%) Debian
18 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
19 1 (0.12%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (15.72%) ITIL
1 130 (15.72%) Problem-Solving
2 125 (15.11%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (9.07%) Migration
4 60 (7.26%) Test Automation
5 56 (6.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 56 (6.77%) TDD
6 55 (6.65%) Scrum
7 49 (5.93%) Presales
8 45 (5.44%) Project Management
9 41 (4.96%) TOGAF
10 39 (4.72%) Change Management
10 39 (4.72%) Load Balancing
11 38 (4.59%) MVC
11 38 (4.59%) Service Management
12 37 (4.47%) Mentoring
13 35 (4.23%) Project Delivery
14 34 (4.11%) ITSM
14 34 (4.11%) Software Engineering
15 33 (3.99%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 105 (12.70%) SQL
2 101 (12.21%) PowerShell
3 85 (10.28%) C#
4 67 (8.10%) JavaScript
5 63 (7.62%) Python
6 35 (4.23%) C
7 21 (2.54%) Java
8 17 (2.06%) R
9 13 (1.57%) PHP
9 13 (1.57%) TypeScript
10 10 (1.21%) Bash Shell
11 9 (1.09%) C++
12 5 (0.60%) Objective-C
12 5 (0.60%) Ruby
12 5 (0.60%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.60%) VBA
13 3 (0.36%) Go
13 3 (0.36%) Perl
14 2 (0.24%) Apple Swift
14 2 (0.24%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 88 (10.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (6.65%) Cisco Certification
3 52 (6.29%) Degree
3 52 (6.29%) MCSE
3 52 (6.29%) Security Cleared
4 46 (5.56%) SC Cleared
5 45 (5.44%) CCNA
6 36 (4.35%) MCSA
7 19 (2.30%) CCNP
8 18 (2.18%) MCP
8 18 (2.18%) TOGAF Certification
9 16 (1.93%) Computer Science Degree
10 13 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
10 13 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (1.09%) MCITP
12 8 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
13 6 (0.73%) DV Cleared
13 6 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 6 (0.73%) RHCE
14 5 (0.60%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (5.44%) SLA
2 34 (4.11%) QA
3 14 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.97%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.73%) ISO 14001
6 4 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 4 (0.48%) PMO
7 3 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.36%) GDPR
7 3 (0.36%) P3O
7 3 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 248 (29.99%) Active Directory
2 105 (12.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 98 (11.85%) Hyper-V
4 28 (3.39%) XenApp
5 26 (3.14%) VMware ESXi
6 25 (3.02%) vSphere
6 25 (3.02%) XenDesktop
7 21 (2.54%) Docker
8 12 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
9 10 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (1.09%) Terminal Server
11 8 (0.97%) Xen
12 7 (0.85%) vCloud
12 7 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
12 7 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
13 6 (0.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 6 (0.73%) VMware NSX
14 5 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
15 2 (0.24%) Firmware
15 2 (0.24%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 112 (13.54%) SCCM
2 64 (7.74%) Microsoft Intune
3 19 (2.30%) Cisco CUCM
4 18 (2.18%) Kubernetes
4 18 (2.18%) WSUS
5 13 (1.57%) vCenter Server
6 10 (1.21%) Single Sign-On
7 9 (1.09%) Ansible
7 9 (1.09%) SCOM
8 8 (0.97%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 7 (0.85%) AirWatch
9 7 (0.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 7 (0.85%) Puppet
10 6 (0.73%) SCVMM
10 6 (0.73%) XenMobile
11 4 (0.48%) Cisco UCCX
11 4 (0.48%) Kibana
11 4 (0.48%) logstash
11 4 (0.48%) Red Hat Satellite
11 4 (0.48%) SCSM
Vendors
1 456 (55.14%) Microsoft
2 128 (15.48%) VMware
3 121 (14.63%) Cisco
4 72 (8.71%) Citrix
5 50 (6.05%) Polycom
6 49 (5.93%) Google
7 28 (3.39%) Apple
8 25 (3.02%) Dell
9 24 (2.90%) HP
10 23 (2.78%) ServiceNow
11 22 (2.66%) BT
12 20 (2.42%) Avaya
12 20 (2.42%) Oracle
13 15 (1.81%) Red Hat
14 14 (1.69%) Sonus
15 13 (1.57%) SolarWinds
16 12 (1.45%) Veeam
17 11 (1.33%) Databricks
17 11 (1.33%) Mitel
17 11 (1.33%) Wyse