Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype
UK
6 months to
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 208 337 431
Rank change year-on-year +129 +94 -31
Permanent jobs citing Skype 775 1,304 1,180
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.61% 0.93% 0.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.32% 5.91% 4.73%
Number of salaries quoted 775 1,137 1,067
Median annual salary £55,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.02% +4.44% -5.26%
10th Percentile £31,500 £25,000 £26,150
90th Percentile £75,000 £80,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £41,180 £40,000
% change year-on-year +27.49% +2.95% -

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 7,508 22,068 24,969
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.58% 15.72% 14.91%
Number of salaries quoted 5,945 16,716 19,844
Median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,500 £25,594 £25,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.24% - +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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +134 720 £55,000 +22.22% 75
UK excluding London +209 545 £52,500 +27.49% 70
South East +260 306 £55,000 +4.76% 17
London +25 205 £60,000 +20.00% 15
North of England +143 117 £55,000 +32.25% 16
North West +143 91 £57,500 +28.57% 10
Work from Home +33 91 £62,500 -7.41% 12
South West +79 35 £46,250 +8.82% 15
Midlands +96 28 £42,500 +13.33% 7
Yorkshire +110 23 £42,000 +12.00% 6
East of England +95 23 £44,500 +17.11% 4
Scotland +98 19 £41,500 +38.33% 6
Wales +45 19 £39,500 +6.76% 3
West Midlands +68 16 £29,250 -14.60% 6
East Midlands +86 12 £45,000 +20.00% 1
North East +6 3 £33,000 -26.21%

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 331 (42.71%) Azure
2 329 (42.45%) Microsoft
3 260 (33.55%) Skype for Business
4 236 (30.45%) Office 365
5 194 (25.03%) .NET
6 184 (23.74%) SQL Server
7 183 (23.61%) Agile Software Development
8 171 (22.06%) Active Directory
9 169 (21.81%) Windows
10 162 (20.90%) C#
11 137 (17.68%) Finance
12 123 (15.87%) SQL
13 122 (15.74%) ITIL
14 117 (15.10%) React
15 109 (14.06%) IaaS
15 109 (14.06%) SharePoint
16 107 (13.81%) ASP.NET
16 107 (13.81%) JavaScript
16 107 (13.81%) Problem-Solving
17 105 (13.55%) PaaS
18 104 (13.42%) Cisco
19 103 (13.29%) MVC
20 96 (12.39%) VMware
21 94 (12.13%) ASP.NET MVC
22 93 (12.00%) Test Automation
23 86 (11.10%) Scrum
24 85 (10.97%) AWS
25 84 (10.84%) Unified Communications
26 82 (10.58%) Windows Server
26 82 (10.58%) SCCM

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
1 260 (33.55%) Skype for Business
2 109 (14.06%) SharePoint
3 54 (6.97%) MS Exchange
4 50 (6.45%) NServiceBus
5 18 (2.32%) IIS
6 16 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (1.29%) Confluence
8 9 (1.16%) CMS
8 9 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.65%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.52%) Umbraco
12 3 (0.39%) Apache
13 2 (0.26%) Ethereum
13 2 (0.26%) Office Communications Server
13 2 (0.26%) Oracle Spatial
14 1 (0.13%) Apache Spark
14 1 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
14 1 (0.13%) Mule
14 1 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 72 (9.29%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (2.84%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.13%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (0.26%) Elite 3E
1 2 (0.26%) Quorum
1 2 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.13%) BASE24
2 1 (0.13%) Carpe Diem
2 1 (0.13%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 331 (42.71%) Azure
2 236 (30.45%) Office 365
3 109 (14.06%) IaaS
4 105 (13.55%) PaaS
5 85 (10.97%) AWS
6 56 (7.23%) Azure Active Directory
7 46 (5.94%) SaaS
8 33 (4.26%) Slack
9 31 (4.00%) OneDrive
10 28 (3.61%) GCP
11 22 (2.84%) Power Platform
11 22 (2.84%) Route 53
12 20 (2.58%) Cloud Computing
13 8 (1.03%) BlazeMeter
14 7 (0.90%) Mimecast
15 6 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
15 6 (0.77%) GitHub
16 4 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
16 4 (0.52%) PowerApps
17 3 (0.39%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 84 (10.84%) Unified Communications
2 75 (9.68%) WAN
3 74 (9.55%) VPN
4 72 (9.29%) Firewall
5 67 (8.65%) LAN
6 60 (7.74%) DNS
7 52 (6.71%) DHCP
8 51 (6.58%) HTTP
9 46 (5.94%) VoIP
10 32 (4.13%) Wireless
11 29 (3.74%) MPLS
12 27 (3.48%) Network Security
12 27 (3.48%) Wi-Fi
13 24 (3.10%) SNMP
13 24 (3.10%) Wireshark
14 23 (2.97%) BGP
14 23 (2.97%) IPsec
14 23 (2.97%) OSPF
15 22 (2.84%) RIP
15 22 (2.84%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (23.74%) SQL Server
2 62 (8.00%) NoSQL
3 22 (2.84%) Big Data
4 20 (2.58%) Amazon RDS
5 18 (2.32%) Data Lake
6 13 (1.68%) Power BI
7 11 (1.42%) MySQL
8 9 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.39%) Amazon Aurora
12 3 (0.39%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.39%) Relational Database
12 3 (0.39%) SQL Server 2016
13 2 (0.26%) Data Mining
13 2 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.26%) MongoDB
13 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2014
14 1 (0.13%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 75 (9.68%) Selenium
2 69 (8.90%) Git (software)
2 69 (8.90%) WebDriver
3 50 (6.45%) Octopus Deploy
4 39 (5.03%) SpecFlow
5 35 (4.52%) TeamCity
6 31 (4.00%) Cucumber
7 26 (3.35%) Team Foundation Server
8 20 (2.58%) JIRA
9 18 (2.32%) Jenkins
10 17 (2.19%) Visual Studio
11 10 (1.29%) JUnit
12 8 (1.03%) JMeter
12 8 (1.03%) Maven
13 7 (0.90%) Mockito
14 6 (0.77%) Postman
14 6 (0.77%) SoapUI
15 5 (0.65%) DbUnit
15 5 (0.65%) jMock
15 5 (0.65%) SonarQube
General
1 137 (17.68%) Finance
2 49 (6.32%) Telecoms
3 19 (2.45%) Marketing
4 16 (2.06%) Retail
5 11 (1.42%) Law
5 11 (1.42%) Public Sector
6 10 (1.29%) Electronics
7 9 (1.16%) Legal
8 8 (1.03%) Games
8 8 (1.03%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.77%) Back Office
9 6 (0.77%) Billing
9 6 (0.77%) Housing Association
10 4 (0.52%) Banking
10 4 (0.52%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.52%) Military
11 2 (0.26%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.26%) Norwegian Language
11 2 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 141 (18.19%) Developer
2 109 (14.06%) Analyst
3 81 (10.45%) Architect
4 77 (9.94%) .NET Developer
5 67 (8.65%) Test Analyst
6 46 (5.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 42 (5.42%) Automation Test Analyst
8 39 (5.03%) Support Engineer
9 37 (4.77%) Consultant
9 37 (4.77%) Solutions Architect
10 33 (4.26%) Senior Developer
11 28 (3.61%) QA Analyst
11 28 (3.61%) QA Test Analyst
12 27 (3.48%) Software Engineer
13 26 (3.35%) Principal Developer
13 26 (3.35%) Senior .NET Developer
14 24 (3.10%) Network Engineer
14 24 (3.10%) QA Automation Analyst
15 23 (2.97%) QA Engineer
16 22 (2.84%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 194 (25.03%) .NET
2 117 (15.10%) React
3 107 (13.81%) ASP.NET
4 94 (12.13%) ASP.NET MVC
5 79 (10.19%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 76 (9.81%) .NET Core
7 70 (9.03%) ASP.NET Core
8 60 (7.74%) HTML
9 57 (7.35%) CSS
10 53 (6.84%) .NET Framework
11 49 (6.32%) jQuery
12 34 (4.39%) Redux
13 26 (3.35%) AngularJS
13 26 (3.35%) Blazor
14 25 (3.23%) Entity Framework
14 25 (3.23%) Web Services
15 24 (3.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 18 (2.32%) REST
17 17 (2.19%) OAuth
17 17 (2.19%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 46 (5.94%) Management Information System
2 45 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (3.35%) Video Conferencing
4 21 (2.71%) Data Centre
4 21 (2.71%) Public Cloud
5 20 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
6 18 (2.32%) Greenfield Project
6 18 (2.32%) Replication
7 17 (2.19%) User Experience
8 16 (2.06%) Mobile App
9 15 (1.94%) Clustering
10 14 (1.81%) Private Cloud
11 13 (1.68%) Hybrid Cloud
12 11 (1.42%) Client/Server
13 10 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (0.77%) Algorithms
15 5 (0.65%) Blackberry
15 5 (0.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 5 (0.65%) e-Learning
15 5 (0.65%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 169 (21.81%) Windows
2 82 (10.58%) Windows Server
3 71 (9.16%) Windows 10
4 54 (6.97%) Linux
5 53 (6.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 48 (6.19%) Windows Server 2016
7 31 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 29 (3.74%) Windows Server 2019
9 25 (3.23%) Mac OS X
10 20 (2.58%) Windows 7
11 17 (2.19%) Android
12 11 (1.42%) Apple iOS
13 7 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.65%) CentOS
14 5 (0.65%) Unix
15 3 (0.39%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.26%) Debian
17 1 (0.13%) MVS
17 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000
17 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (23.61%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (15.74%) ITIL
3 107 (13.81%) Problem-Solving
4 103 (13.29%) MVC
5 93 (12.00%) Test Automation
6 86 (11.10%) Scrum
7 78 (10.06%) Mentoring
8 74 (9.55%) TDD
9 71 (9.16%) DevOps
10 66 (8.52%) Migration
11 56 (7.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 51 (6.58%) Continuous Improvement
13 49 (6.32%) BDD
14 47 (6.06%) Customer Requirements
15 42 (5.42%) Scaled Agile Framework
16 40 (5.16%) TOGAF
17 37 (4.77%) Problem Management
18 35 (4.52%) Presales
18 35 (4.52%) Proactive Monitoring
18 35 (4.52%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 162 (20.90%) C#
2 123 (15.87%) SQL
3 107 (13.81%) JavaScript
4 80 (10.32%) Python
5 77 (9.94%) PowerShell
6 66 (8.52%) TypeScript
7 32 (4.13%) C
8 21 (2.71%) Java
9 20 (2.58%) R
10 14 (1.81%) PHP
11 10 (1.29%) F#
12 8 (1.03%) C++
13 6 (0.77%) Bash Shell
13 6 (0.77%) Ruby
14 5 (0.65%) Objective-C
15 4 (0.52%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.39%) Go
16 3 (0.39%) Perl
17 2 (0.26%) Kotlin
17 2 (0.26%) Scala
Qualifications
1 70 (9.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 61 (7.87%) Cisco Certification
3 50 (6.45%) CCNA
4 47 (6.06%) Degree
5 45 (5.81%) Security Cleared
6 43 (5.55%) MCSE
7 39 (5.03%) SC Cleared
8 26 (3.35%) MCSA
9 20 (2.58%) CCNP
9 20 (2.58%) TOGAF Certification
10 14 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
11 9 (1.16%) DV Cleared
12 7 (0.90%) ISEB
12 7 (0.90%) ISTQB
12 7 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 6 (0.77%) MCITP
13 6 (0.77%) RHCE
14 4 (0.52%) CCA
14 4 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 4 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (10.32%) QA
2 51 (6.58%) SLA
3 9 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.65%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.39%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.26%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.26%) GDPR
6 2 (0.26%) PMO
7 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 171 (22.06%) Active Directory
2 81 (10.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (9.16%) Hyper-V
4 38 (4.90%) Virtual Machines
5 27 (3.48%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (1.94%) Docker
7 14 (1.81%) vSphere
8 10 (1.29%) XenApp
9 7 (0.90%) Virtual Desktop
10 6 (0.77%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.52%) Terminal Server
11 4 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.26%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.26%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.26%) Firmware
12 2 (0.26%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.26%) Xen
13 1 (0.13%) NDS
13 1 (0.13%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 82 (10.58%) SCCM
2 61 (7.87%) Microsoft Intune
3 33 (4.26%) SCVMM
4 28 (3.61%) Ansible
5 26 (3.35%) Puppet
6 22 (2.84%) Nagios
6 22 (2.84%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (1.55%) HP Data Protector
8 11 (1.42%) Cisco CUCM
8 11 (1.42%) Grafana
8 11 (1.42%) Kubernetes
8 11 (1.42%) WSUS
9 9 (1.16%) SCOM
10 7 (0.90%) Single Sign-On
11 5 (0.65%) CASB
12 4 (0.52%) Kibana
12 4 (0.52%) logstash
12 4 (0.52%) NetBackup
12 4 (0.52%) Red Hat Satellite
13 3 (0.39%) NetIQ Identity Manager
Vendors
1 329 (42.45%) Microsoft
2 104 (13.42%) Cisco
3 96 (12.39%) VMware
4 42 (5.42%) Citrix
5 27 (3.48%) Palo Alto
6 25 (3.23%) Avaya
6 25 (3.23%) HP
6 25 (3.23%) Riverbed
7 22 (2.84%) Veeam
8 18 (2.32%) Databricks
8 18 (2.32%) Sparx
9 17 (2.19%) Polycom
10 16 (2.06%) Sophos
11 15 (1.94%) Dialogic
11 15 (1.94%) Google
12 14 (1.81%) Juniper
12 14 (1.81%) Oracle
13 12 (1.55%) CheckPoint
14 10 (1.29%) Red Hat
15 9 (1.16%) Sonus