Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype
UK
6 months to
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 372 452 444
Rank change year-on-year +80 -8 +242
Permanent jobs citing Skype 1,201 1,155 1,122
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.83% 0.67% 0.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.36% 4.43% 4.16%
Number of salaries quoted 940 967 909
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £68,300 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11% +5.88%

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 22,417 26,044 26,980
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.56% 15.15% 15.95%
Number of salaries quoted 16,978 20,666 22,008
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.20% +1.11% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £25,625
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 23 May 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 23 May 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 +85 1,108 £45,000 -5.26% 58
UK excluding London +94 644 £42,500 +6.25% 39
London +35 474 £47,500 -9.52% 23
South East +76 195 £45,000 -3.23% 12
North of England +37 152 £35,000 +7.69% 6
Midlands +79 128 £44,000 +3.53% 3
South West +67 100 £45,750 +14.57% 8
West Midlands +67 89 £37,000 -12.94% 1
North West +26 64 £34,250 +5.38% 1
Yorkshire +18 56 £33,500 +3.08% 5
East of England +46 49 £38,000 +1.33% 6
East Midlands +28 39 £47,500 +11.76% 2
North East +37 32 £59,233 +82.26%
Scotland -15 22 £45,000 - 4
Wales +15 5 £37,250 -25.50%
Northern Ireland -24 3 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 821 (68.36%) Skype for Business
2 787 (65.53%) Microsoft
3 776 (64.61%) Office 365
4 692 (57.62%) Active Directory
5 649 (54.04%) Windows
6 535 (44.55%) Microsoft Azure
7 361 (30.06%) ITIL
8 351 (29.23%) VMware
9 326 (27.14%) SharePoint
10 308 (25.65%) SCCM
11 292 (24.31%) Windows 10
12 275 (22.90%) Cisco
13 268 (22.31%) Windows Server
14 258 (21.48%) Microsoft Office
15 253 (21.07%) MS Exchange
16 249 (20.73%) VMware Infrastructure
17 245 (20.40%) DNS
18 232 (19.32%) Citrix
19 226 (18.82%) PowerShell
20 219 (18.23%) DHCP
21 198 (16.49%) Hyper-V
22 180 (14.99%) Amazon AWS
23 178 (14.82%) Problem-Solving
24 174 (14.49%) Azure Active Directory
25 163 (13.57%) Finance
26 160 (13.32%) Unified Communications
27 151 (12.57%) Microsoft Intune
27 151 (12.57%) Migration
28 147 (12.24%) Windows Server 2012
29 145 (12.07%) 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
1 821 (68.36%) Skype for Business
2 326 (27.14%) SharePoint
3 253 (21.07%) MS Exchange
4 75 (6.24%) Exchange Server 2010
5 56 (4.66%) Exchange Server 2013
6 36 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 30 (2.50%) CMS
8 26 (2.16%) IIS
9 23 (1.92%) Confluence
10 20 (1.67%) WordPress
11 9 (0.75%) Apache
12 8 (0.67%) nginx
13 7 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
14 5 (0.42%) Drupal
14 5 (0.42%) OpenStack
15 4 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
16 3 (0.25%) IBM Notes
16 3 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
17 2 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
17 2 (0.17%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 258 (21.48%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (1.17%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.25%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.25%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.083%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.083%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.083%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.083%) InVision
7 1 (0.083%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.083%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 17 (1.42%) Elite 3E
2 11 (0.92%) Carpe Diem
3 6 (0.50%) Eikon
3 6 (0.50%) Magento
4 4 (0.33%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.17%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.083%) Aareon QL
6 1 (0.083%) Academy Housing
6 1 (0.083%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.083%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.083%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.083%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.083%) Lawson
6 1 (0.083%) MIS ActiveH
6 1 (0.083%) Northgate Housing
6 1 (0.083%) OPENHousing
6 1 (0.083%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.083%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 776 (64.61%) Office 365
2 535 (44.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 180 (14.99%) Amazon AWS
4 174 (14.49%) Azure Active Directory
5 128 (10.66%) OneDrive
6 99 (8.24%) IaaS
7 78 (6.49%) PaaS
8 53 (4.41%) SaaS
9 44 (3.66%) Yammer
10 38 (3.16%) Cloud Computing
11 36 (3.00%) Power Platform
12 35 (2.91%) Azure Stack
13 26 (2.16%) GitHub
13 26 (2.16%) Mimecast
14 24 (2.00%) Google Cloud Platform
15 14 (1.17%) Amazon S3
15 14 (1.17%) CloudFront
16 13 (1.08%) PowerApps
17 11 (0.92%) Azure Functions
17 11 (0.92%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 245 (20.40%) DNS
2 219 (18.23%) DHCP
3 160 (13.32%) Unified Communications
4 145 (12.07%) Firewall
5 137 (11.41%) LAN
6 129 (10.74%) VPN
7 126 (10.49%) WAN
8 119 (9.91%) TCP/IP
9 111 (9.24%) VoIP
10 74 (6.16%) Wireless
11 64 (5.33%) Internet
12 59 (4.91%) MPLS
12 59 (4.91%) SAN
13 43 (3.58%) NetScaler
14 41 (3.41%) Network Security
15 38 (3.16%) PBX
16 37 (3.08%) Remote Desktop
17 30 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
18 29 (2.41%) Cisco ASA
19 27 (2.25%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (11.82%) SQL Server
2 35 (2.91%) Power BI
3 20 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (1.33%) MySQL
5 14 (1.17%) Hazelcast
5 14 (1.17%) Relational Database
6 11 (0.92%) Azure SQL Database
7 8 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (0.50%) NoSQL
9 6 (0.50%) Redis
10 5 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.25%) EDRMS
11 3 (0.25%) SQL Server 2014
12 2 (0.17%) InterBase
12 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2016
13 1 (0.083%) BusinessObjects
13 1 (0.083%) Crystal Reports
13 1 (0.083%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 38 (3.16%) JIRA
2 34 (2.83%) Visual Studio
3 32 (2.66%) TestRail
3 32 (2.66%) Zephyr
4 18 (1.50%) Git (software)
5 15 (1.25%) Selenium
6 14 (1.17%) CircleCI
6 14 (1.17%) GitLab
6 14 (1.17%) IntelliJ
7 12 (1.00%) Jenkins
8 6 (0.50%) webpack
9 4 (0.33%) Trac
10 3 (0.25%) gulp
10 3 (0.25%) Yeoman
11 2 (0.17%) AdminStudio
11 2 (0.17%) InstallShield
12 1 (0.083%) Axure RP
12 1 (0.083%) Hudson
12 1 (0.083%) MSI
12 1 (0.083%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 163 (13.57%) Finance
2 78 (6.49%) Legal
3 70 (5.83%) Law
4 55 (4.58%) Telecoms
5 42 (3.50%) Banking
6 33 (2.75%) Marketing
7 25 (2.08%) Manufacturing
8 18 (1.50%) Back Office
9 14 (1.17%) Games
10 12 (1.00%) Advertising
11 10 (0.83%) Retail
12 9 (0.75%) Electronics
13 7 (0.58%) Multimedia
14 6 (0.50%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.33%) Billing
15 4 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.17%) Dutch Language
16 2 (0.17%) French Language
16 2 (0.17%) German Language
17 1 (0.083%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 176 (14.65%) Analyst
2 170 (14.15%) Consultant
3 125 (10.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 108 (8.99%) Architect
5 80 (6.66%) Support Analyst
6 75 (6.24%) IT Support
7 72 (6.00%) Support Engineer
8 59 (4.91%) 2nd Line Support
9 55 (4.58%) Desktop Support
9 55 (4.58%) Service Analyst
10 53 (4.41%) Solutions Architect
11 52 (4.33%) IT Analyst
12 50 (4.16%) Technical Consultant
13 49 (4.08%) Service Desk Analyst
14 47 (3.91%) IT Manager
15 44 (3.66%) Developer
16 42 (3.50%) IT Engineer
17 39 (3.25%) Technical Architect
18 38 (3.16%) Administrator
19 37 (3.08%) Office 365 Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (4.00%) HTML
2 30 (2.50%) CSS
3 25 (2.08%) HTML5
4 24 (2.00%) Vue.js
5 23 (1.92%) jQuery
6 18 (1.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 17 (1.42%) JSON
7 17 (1.42%) WebRTC
8 16 (1.33%) Software Packaging
9 15 (1.25%) LDAP
9 15 (1.25%) Node.js
10 14 (1.17%) Elastic Stack
11 13 (1.08%) AngularJS
11 13 (1.08%) Laravel
12 11 (0.92%) SAML
12 11 (0.92%) Web Services
13 10 (0.83%) .NET
13 10 (0.83%) Django
14 9 (0.75%) XMPP
15 8 (0.67%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 92 (7.66%) Video Conferencing
2 90 (7.49%) Data Centre
3 80 (6.66%) Analytical Skills
4 48 (4.00%) User Experience
5 47 (3.91%) Self-Motivation
6 46 (3.83%) Management Information System
7 42 (3.50%) Hybrid Cloud
8 38 (3.16%) iPad
9 31 (2.58%) iPhone
10 28 (2.33%) Smartphone
11 26 (2.16%) e-Learning
12 23 (1.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 21 (1.75%) Social Media
14 20 (1.67%) Blackberry
14 20 (1.67%) PKI
15 18 (1.50%) Replication
16 16 (1.33%) Algorithms
17 15 (1.25%) Driving Licence
17 15 (1.25%) Public Cloud
18 14 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 649 (54.04%) Windows
2 292 (24.31%) Windows 10
3 268 (22.31%) Windows Server
4 147 (12.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 135 (11.24%) Windows 7
6 124 (10.32%) Linux
7 103 (8.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 70 (5.83%) Apple iOS
9 66 (5.50%) Android
10 42 (3.50%) Unix
10 42 (3.50%) Windows 8
11 38 (3.16%) Mac OS
11 38 (3.16%) Windows Server 2003
12 14 (1.17%) Mac OS X
13 8 (0.67%) VMS
14 4 (0.33%) Mac OS X Server
14 4 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.33%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.25%) CentOS
15 3 (0.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 361 (30.06%) ITIL
2 178 (14.82%) Problem-Solving
3 151 (12.57%) Migration
4 143 (11.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 133 (11.07%) Presales
6 115 (9.58%) Agile Software Development
7 114 (9.49%) Project Management
8 96 (7.99%) Service Management
9 78 (6.49%) PRINCE2
10 73 (6.08%) Service Delivery
11 68 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
12 65 (5.41%) Incident Management
13 63 (5.25%) Customer Requirements
13 63 (5.25%) Mobile Device Management
14 61 (5.08%) Line Management
15 59 (4.91%) CRM
16 56 (4.66%) Change Management
16 56 (4.66%) Time Management
17 49 (4.08%) Continuous Improvement
17 49 (4.08%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 226 (18.82%) PowerShell
2 123 (10.24%) SQL
3 90 (7.49%) Python
4 83 (6.91%) JavaScript
5 52 (4.33%) PHP
6 26 (2.16%) Ruby
7 22 (1.83%) Java
8 21 (1.75%) Bash Shell
9 18 (1.50%) C
10 17 (1.42%) C#
11 15 (1.25%) C++
12 14 (1.17%) Go
12 14 (1.17%) TypeScript
13 9 (0.75%) ES6
13 9 (0.75%) VBScript
14 6 (0.50%) Assembly Language
14 6 (0.50%) Objective-C
15 4 (0.33%) Delphi
15 4 (0.33%) VB
16 3 (0.25%) R
Qualifications
1 144 (11.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 137 (11.41%) Degree
3 87 (7.24%) MCSE
4 82 (6.83%) Cisco Certification
5 78 (6.49%) CCNA
6 63 (5.25%) MCP
7 58 (4.83%) MCSA
8 45 (3.75%) CCNP
9 38 (3.16%) Security Cleared
10 34 (2.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 27 (2.25%) Computer Science Degree
12 26 (2.16%) CCA
12 26 (2.16%) Citrix Certification
13 23 (1.92%) RHCE
14 21 (1.75%) MCITP
15 19 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
16 16 (1.33%) DV Cleared
17 15 (1.25%) HNC
18 14 (1.17%) PhD
18 14 (1.17%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (7.58%) SLA
2 33 (2.75%) GDPR
3 32 (2.66%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 28 (2.33%) QA
5 22 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.58%) COBIT
7 6 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 5 (0.42%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.33%) PMO
10 3 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 692 (57.62%) Active Directory
2 249 (20.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 198 (16.49%) Hyper-V
4 118 (9.83%) XenApp
5 97 (8.08%) XenDesktop
6 75 (6.24%) Microsoft App-V
7 42 (3.50%) VMware ESXi
8 33 (2.75%) vSphere
9 31 (2.58%) Docker
10 30 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
11 21 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
11 21 (1.75%) VMware Workstation
12 19 (1.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 8 (0.67%) iptables
13 8 (0.67%) VirtualBox
13 8 (0.67%) Xen
14 7 (0.58%) BitLocker
14 7 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
15 5 (0.42%) VMware Server
16 4 (0.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 308 (25.65%) SCCM
2 151 (12.57%) Microsoft Intune
3 62 (5.16%) SCOM
4 39 (3.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 34 (2.83%) SCOrch
6 31 (2.58%) Single Sign-On
6 31 (2.58%) Terraform
7 26 (2.16%) SCVMM
8 23 (1.92%) Kubernetes
9 18 (1.50%) Puppet
9 18 (1.50%) WSUS
10 17 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
11 16 (1.33%) Ansible
11 16 (1.33%) Cisco CUCM
12 15 (1.25%) Cisco UCCX
12 15 (1.25%) FortiGate
12 15 (1.25%) Prometheus
13 14 (1.17%) AirWatch
13 14 (1.17%) Consul
13 14 (1.17%) DameWare
Vendors
1 787 (65.53%) Microsoft
2 351 (29.23%) VMware
3 275 (22.90%) Cisco
4 232 (19.32%) Citrix
5 92 (7.66%) Avaya
6 83 (6.91%) Apple
7 75 (6.24%) HP
8 66 (5.50%) Veeam
9 48 (4.00%) Google
10 47 (3.91%) Dell
11 42 (3.50%) Symantec
12 38 (3.16%) Mitel
13 37 (3.08%) Splunk
14 33 (2.75%) iManage
15 31 (2.58%) Meraki
15 31 (2.58%) SolarWinds
16 30 (2.50%) Atlassian
16 30 (2.50%) CommVault
17 28 (2.33%) Polycom
18 22 (1.83%) CheckPoint