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 3 months to 26 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype
UK
3 months to
26 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 413 563 900
Rank change year-on-year +150 +337  
Permanent jobs citing Skype 584 389 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.40% 0.068%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.18% 2.32% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 469 309 68
Median salary £45,000 £45,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.63% +14.37%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,050 £30,000 £34,700
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,350 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year -5.55% +2.27%  

Skype is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 13986 16762 19115
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 15.96% 17.05% 17.84%
Number of salaries quoted 11358 13902 15333
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Skype
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Skype as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 26 May 2017.

Salary histogram for Skype in the UK

Skype
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +175 552 £45,500 +1.11% 69
London +178 278 £50,000 +4.16% 25
South East +59 107 £40,000 -11.11% 12
East of England +27 49 £37,500 -9.63% 6
City of London +41 43 £60,000 +20.00% 5
Oxfordshire +37 40 £47,500 +5.55% 2
North West +2 40 £42,500 -5.55% 9
Hertfordshire +25 35 £37,500 -25.00% 4
Manchester +3 31 £48,000 +37.14% 6
South West +8 26 £38,750 -3.12% 1
Oxford +20 25 £47,500 +5.55% 1
West Midlands +24 23 £45,000 -8.16% 11
Berkshire +9 22 £42,750 +25.73% 2
East Midlands +16 17 £45,750 -3.68% 1
Hampshire +10 15 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Scotland +23 14 £40,000 +14.28% 9
Birmingham +7 13 £45,000 -8.16% 6
Watford +2 13 £50,000 +92.30% 2
Cambridgeshire -3 11 £43,500 +4.81% 1
Cambridge -9 11 £43,500 -35.55% 1
Surrey +21 9 £35,000 -10.25% 4
West Sussex +17 9 £37,000 -
Reading +29 8 £47,500 -2.56% 2
Glasgow - 8 £45,000 - 5
Kent +16 7 £22,500 -62.50%
Northamptonshire +1 7 £44,000 -7.36%
Wokingham +21 6 £37,250 +35.45%
Wales -1 6 £23,000 -32.35% 1
Yorkshire -5 6 £40,500 +1.25% 2
Bristol -7 6 £47,500 +5.55% 1

For the 6 months to 26 May 2017, IT jobs citing Skype also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Skype.

1 911 (79.15%) Skype for Business
2 710 (61.69%) Microsoft
3 619 (53.78%) Windows
4 563 (48.91%) Active Directory
5 514 (44.66%) Office 365
6 398 (34.58%) Windows Server
7 291 (25.28%) VMware
8 285 (24.76%) MS Exchange
9 282 (24.50%) SharePoint
10 267 (23.20%) ITIL
11 235 (20.42%) Cisco
12 215 (18.68%) Windows Server 2012
13 212 (18.42%) Microsoft Azure
14 211 (18.33%) Unified Communications
15 201 (17.46%) SCCM
16 197 (17.12%) Microsoft Office
17 185 (16.07%) Hyper-V
18 180 (15.64%) VMware Infrastructure
19 179 (15.55%) PowerShell
20 178 (15.46%) SQL Server
20 178 (15.46%) Citrix
21 176 (15.29%) DNS
22 172 (14.94%) DHCP
23 167 (14.51%) Finance
24 166 (14.42%) Microsoft Certification
25 138 (11.99%) Firewall
26 136 (11.82%) MCSE
27 129 (11.21%) Windows Server 2008
28 123 (10.69%) Exchange Server 2013
29 119 (10.34%) Windows 7

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
1 911 (79.15%) Skype for Business
2 285 (24.76%) MS Exchange
3 282 (24.50%) SharePoint
4 123 (10.69%) Exchange Server 2013
5 96 (8.34%) Exchange Server 2010
6 56 (4.87%) SharePoint 2013
7 53 (4.60%) IIS
8 19 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2003
9 18 (1.56%) CMS
9 18 (1.56%) IBM Notes
10 11 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
10 11 (0.96%) SAS
11 10 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 10 (0.87%) Confluence
12 9 (0.78%) Office Communications Server
13 8 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
14 6 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
15 5 (0.43%) Apache
15 5 (0.43%) Umbraco
16 4 (0.35%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 197 (17.12%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (3.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (2.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (1.13%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (1.04%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.52%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.17%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.087%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 18 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
2 16 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.26%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.087%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.087%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.087%) Magento
4 1 (0.087%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.087%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.087%) Sage CRM
4 1 (0.087%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.087%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 514 (44.66%) Office 365
2 212 (18.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 108 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
4 75 (6.52%) IaaS
5 44 (3.82%) PaaS
6 39 (3.39%) OneDrive
7 33 (2.87%) Azure Active Directory
8 31 (2.69%) Cloud Computing
9 27 (2.35%) SaaS
10 26 (2.26%) Yammer
11 12 (1.04%) Dynamics 365
12 10 (0.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 9 (0.78%) Mimecast
14 8 (0.70%) GitHub
15 7 (0.61%) Slack
16 6 (0.52%) Dropbox
17 5 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
18 4 (0.35%) Google Play
19 3 (0.26%) Amazon CloudSearch
19 3 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 211 (18.33%) Unified Communications
2 176 (15.29%) DNS
3 172 (14.94%) DHCP
4 138 (11.99%) Firewall
5 105 (9.12%) LAN
5 105 (9.12%) VoIP
6 100 (8.69%) PBX
7 93 (8.08%) WAN
8 71 (6.17%) TCP/IP
9 70 (6.08%) VPN
10 56 (4.87%) PSTN
11 47 (4.08%) SAN
12 43 (3.74%) LDAP
13 42 (3.65%) MPLS
13 42 (3.65%) NetScaler
14 40 (3.48%) Wireless
15 39 (3.39%) VLAN
16 35 (3.04%) ISDN
17 34 (2.95%) Kerberos
18 30 (2.61%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (15.46%) SQL Server
2 35 (3.04%) MySQL
3 33 (2.87%) SQL Server 2012
4 29 (2.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (0.52%) NoSQL
6 6 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (0.43%) Power BI
7 5 (0.43%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.43%) ZAP BI
8 4 (0.35%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (0.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (0.26%) Big Data
9 3 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.26%) QlikView
9 3 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.17%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (0.087%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 20 (1.74%) Git (software)
2 13 (1.13%) JIRA
3 12 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (0.70%) Gradle
4 8 (0.70%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.52%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.43%) Burp Suite
6 5 (0.43%) Fiddler
6 5 (0.43%) JUnit
7 4 (0.35%) Android Studio
7 4 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.26%) CircleCI
8 3 (0.26%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.17%) Maven
9 2 (0.17%) Selenium
9 2 (0.17%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.17%) Subversion
9 2 (0.17%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.087%) JBehave
10 1 (0.087%) webpack
General
1 167 (14.51%) Finance
2 60 (5.21%) Telecoms
3 38 (3.30%) Law
4 37 (3.21%) Legal
4 37 (3.21%) Retail
5 24 (2.09%) Banking
6 22 (1.91%) Marketing
7 15 (1.30%) Advertising
8 12 (1.04%) Billing
8 12 (1.04%) Games
9 11 (0.96%) Back Office
9 11 (0.96%) Investment Banking
9 11 (0.96%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.78%) Retail Banking
11 7 (0.61%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.61%) German Language
11 7 (0.61%) Multimedia
11 7 (0.61%) Publishing
12 4 (0.35%) French Language
12 4 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 142 (12.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 136 (11.82%) Analyst
3 134 (11.64%) Support Engineer
4 110 (9.56%) Developer
5 107 (9.30%) Consultant
6 71 (6.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 68 (5.91%) 3rd Line Support
8 63 (5.47%) Windows Engineer
9 62 (5.39%) Unified Communications Engineer
10 58 (5.04%) IT Support
10 58 (5.04%) Lync Engineer
10 58 (5.04%) Systems Engineer
11 57 (4.95%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 55 (4.78%) Support Analyst
13 52 (4.52%) IT Engineer
14 51 (4.43%) 2nd Line Support
15 50 (4.34%) Architect
16 42 (3.65%) IT Support Engineer
16 42 (3.65%) Office 365 Engineer
17 41 (3.56%) Exchange Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (5.21%) .NET
2 47 (4.08%) HTML
3 44 (3.82%) CSS
4 36 (3.13%) ASP.NET
5 26 (2.26%) jQuery
6 25 (2.17%) Web Services
7 24 (2.09%) Django
7 24 (2.09%) XML
8 21 (1.82%) AngularJS
9 20 (1.74%) REST
10 19 (1.65%) .NET Framework
10 19 (1.65%) ASP.NET Web API
11 15 (1.30%) XMPP
12 14 (1.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 14 (1.22%) HTML5
13 13 (1.13%) RESTful
14 12 (1.04%) CSS3
14 12 (1.04%) JSON
15 11 (0.96%) XSLT
16 7 (0.61%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 81 (7.04%) Video Conferencing
2 71 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
3 66 (5.73%) Data Centre
4 53 (4.60%) Computer Science
5 51 (4.43%) PKI
6 50 (4.34%) User Experience
7 35 (3.04%) Mobile App
8 34 (2.95%) Blackberry
9 32 (2.78%) Management Information System
10 26 (2.26%) Clustering
10 26 (2.26%) Virtual Team
11 25 (2.17%) Algorithms
12 24 (2.09%) Data Structures
12 24 (2.09%) Driving Licence
12 24 (2.09%) mHealth
13 23 (2.00%) Hybrid Cloud
14 22 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
15 19 (1.65%) Fintech
16 18 (1.56%) HP Storage
17 16 (1.39%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 619 (53.78%) Windows
2 398 (34.58%) Windows Server
3 215 (18.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 129 (11.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 119 (10.34%) Windows 7
6 91 (7.91%) Windows 10
7 72 (6.26%) Linux
8 60 (5.21%) Android
9 55 (4.78%) Apple iOS
10 54 (4.69%) Windows Server 2003
11 33 (2.87%) Mac OS X
12 28 (2.43%) Windows 8
13 14 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 12 (1.04%) Unix
14 12 (1.04%) Windows XP
15 11 (0.96%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
16 4 (0.35%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.17%) Solaris
17 2 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 267 (23.20%) ITIL
2 96 (8.34%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (7.47%) Mentoring
4 78 (6.78%) Presales
5 76 (6.60%) Migration
6 70 (6.08%) Identity Management
7 63 (5.47%) Project Management
8 62 (5.39%) Service Delivery
9 56 (4.87%) Time Management
10 47 (4.08%) High Availability
11 46 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
12 42 (3.65%) CRM
13 40 (3.48%) Incident Management
14 38 (3.30%) Scrum
15 36 (3.13%) Service Management
16 35 (3.04%) Customer Requirements
17 32 (2.78%) TDD
18 31 (2.69%) Coaching
18 31 (2.69%) Patch Management
19 30 (2.61%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 179 (15.55%) PowerShell
2 86 (7.47%) SQL
3 50 (4.34%) C#
3 50 (4.34%) Java
4 43 (3.74%) JavaScript
5 27 (2.35%) Objective-C
5 27 (2.35%) Python
6 26 (2.26%) Apple Swift
7 25 (2.17%) VB
7 25 (2.17%) VBScript
8 10 (0.87%) C
8 10 (0.87%) PHP
9 5 (0.43%) Perl
10 3 (0.26%) C++
10 3 (0.26%) ES6
10 3 (0.26%) XPath
11 1 (0.087%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.087%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.087%) Ruby
11 1 (0.087%) Scala
Qualifications
1 166 (14.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 136 (11.82%) MCSE
3 89 (7.73%) Degree
4 70 (6.08%) Cisco Certification
5 60 (5.21%) MCSA
6 58 (5.04%) CCNA
7 47 (4.08%) Security Cleared
8 46 (4.00%) SC Cleared
9 40 (3.48%) CCNP
10 36 (3.13%) MCP
11 26 (2.26%) MCITP
12 19 (1.65%) CCIE
13 17 (1.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 6 (0.52%) Network+ Certification
14 6 (0.52%) OCMJEA
14 6 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 6 (0.52%) Sun Certification
15 5 (0.43%) CISM
15 5 (0.43%) CISSP
15 5 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (1.65%) SLA
2 12 (1.04%) QA
3 10 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.52%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.17%) ISO 14000
5 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.17%) PMO
6 1 (0.087%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.087%) ISO 15288
6 1 (0.087%) ISO22301
6 1 (0.087%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.087%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 563 (48.91%) Active Directory
2 185 (16.07%) Hyper-V
3 180 (15.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 103 (8.95%) XenApp
5 89 (7.73%) vSphere
6 78 (6.78%) XenDesktop
7 20 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (0.96%) Terminal Services
9 8 (0.70%) BitLocker
9 8 (0.70%) Forefront TMG
10 6 (0.52%) Firmware
10 6 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (0.35%) KVM
12 4 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.26%) Postfix
13 3 (0.26%) Squid
Systems Management
1 201 (17.46%) SCCM
2 89 (7.73%) SCOM
3 49 (4.26%) WSUS
4 34 (2.95%) Microsoft Intune
5 23 (2.00%) vCenter Server
6 16 (1.39%) AirWatch
7 14 (1.22%) Puppet
8 13 (1.13%) Cisco CUCM
9 12 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
10 11 (0.96%) Backup Exec
11 10 (0.87%) Cisco UCCX
12 7 (0.61%) SCOrch
13 6 (0.52%) FortiGate
13 6 (0.52%) Microsoft Clustering
13 6 (0.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 6 (0.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 5 (0.43%) SmoothWall
14 5 (0.43%) Terraform
15 4 (0.35%) SCDPM
15 4 (0.35%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 710 (61.69%) Microsoft
2 291 (25.28%) VMware
3 235 (20.42%) Cisco
4 178 (15.46%) Citrix
5 88 (7.65%) HP
6 66 (5.73%) Avaya
7 49 (4.26%) Polycom
8 42 (3.65%) NetApp
9 38 (3.30%) Mitel
9 38 (3.30%) Sonus
10 33 (2.87%) Juniper
11 29 (2.52%) Apple
12 23 (2.00%) Dell
12 23 (2.00%) EMC
13 22 (1.91%) Symantec
14 21 (1.82%) Lotus
14 21 (1.82%) MobileIron
15 19 (1.65%) CheckPoint
16 18 (1.56%) Remedy
17 17 (1.48%) Adobe
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