Period
to 15 January 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 15 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype
UK
6 months to
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 430 400 511
Rank change year-on-year -30 +111 +339
Permanent jobs citing Skype 1,016 1,333 938
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.77% 0.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.46% 5.08% 3.20%
Number of salaries quoted 837 1,082 811
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%

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 22,789 26,235 29,351
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.08% 15.22% 16.76%
Number of salaries quoted 17,842 21,295 23,841
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 15 January 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 15 January 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 -29 963 £47,500 - 139
UK excluding London +9 544 £42,500 +6.25% 99
London -75 420 £50,000 -4.76% 51
South East +41 168 £50,000 +11.11% 21
North of England +40 148 £33,500 -16.25% 20
Midlands +3 85 £42,500 - 19
North West +41 69 £32,500 -7.14% 13
East of England +17 68 £51,250 +28.13% 9
West Midlands +20 63 £42,600 +17.11% 9
South West -14 57 £45,000 +73.08% 19
Yorkshire +12 55 £34,000 -24.44% 5
North East +18 24 £47,778 +47.01% 2
East Midlands -9 22 £40,000 -18.37% 10
Scotland -23 18 £53,925 +13.53% 5
Wales -14 10 £36,500 +8.15% 5
Channel Islands - 2 £32,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 15 January 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.

1 697 (68.60%) Skype for Business
2 617 (60.73%) Microsoft
3 588 (57.87%) Office 365
4 574 (56.50%) Windows
5 479 (47.15%) Active Directory
6 333 (32.78%) Microsoft Azure
7 273 (26.87%) VMware
8 268 (26.38%) Windows Server
9 258 (25.39%) ITIL
10 234 (23.03%) MS Exchange
11 228 (22.44%) SharePoint
12 220 (21.65%) Windows 10
13 218 (21.46%) Microsoft Office
14 211 (20.77%) SCCM
15 203 (19.98%) Cisco
16 201 (19.78%) Hyper-V
17 183 (18.01%) Firewall
18 174 (17.13%) DNS
19 169 (16.63%) Citrix
20 165 (16.24%) Finance
21 156 (15.35%) VMware Infrastructure
22 149 (14.67%) DHCP
23 145 (14.27%) PowerShell
23 145 (14.27%) Windows Server 2012
24 138 (13.58%) Problem-Solving
25 130 (12.80%) Windows Server 2008
26 129 (12.70%) VoIP
27 127 (12.50%) LAN
27 127 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
28 124 (12.20%) Migration

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
1 697 (68.60%) Skype for Business
2 234 (23.03%) MS Exchange
3 228 (22.44%) SharePoint
4 69 (6.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 40 (3.94%) Exchange Server 2013
6 39 (3.84%) Exchange Server 2003
7 22 (2.17%) IIS
8 17 (1.67%) CMS
9 16 (1.57%) WordPress
10 11 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (0.69%) OpenStack
12 6 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
13 5 (0.49%) Apache
13 5 (0.49%) nginx
14 4 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.30%) Confluence
15 3 (0.30%) IBM Notes
15 3 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
16 2 (0.20%) IBM Domino
16 2 (0.20%) MQSeries
Applications
1 218 (21.46%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (4.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (1.67%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (1.48%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.20%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.20%) Adobe Captivate
6 2 (0.20%) Camtasia
6 2 (0.20%) CATIA
6 2 (0.20%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.098%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.098%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.098%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 23 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.69%) Magento
3 6 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.30%) Elite 3E
4 3 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.30%) Visualfiles
5 2 (0.20%) Aareon QL
5 2 (0.20%) Academy Housing
5 2 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.20%) Lawson
5 2 (0.20%) Maximo
5 2 (0.20%) MIS ActiveH
5 2 (0.20%) Northgate Housing
5 2 (0.20%) OPENHousing
5 2 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.20%) Orchard Housing
5 2 (0.20%) SAP R/3
5 2 (0.20%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.098%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 588 (57.87%) Office 365
2 333 (32.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 122 (12.01%) Amazon AWS
4 91 (8.96%) Azure Active Directory
5 65 (6.40%) SaaS
6 63 (6.20%) IaaS
7 59 (5.81%) OneDrive
8 47 (4.63%) Yammer
9 45 (4.43%) PaaS
10 30 (2.95%) Mimecast
11 20 (1.97%) GitHub
12 19 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
13 10 (0.98%) Amazon S3
13 10 (0.98%) CloudFront
13 10 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
14 7 (0.69%) G Suite
14 7 (0.69%) Slack
15 5 (0.49%) Azure Functions
15 5 (0.49%) Serverless
16 4 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 183 (18.01%) Firewall
2 174 (17.13%) DNS
3 149 (14.67%) DHCP
4 129 (12.70%) VoIP
5 127 (12.50%) LAN
6 114 (11.22%) WAN
7 110 (10.83%) Unified Communications
8 91 (8.96%) VPN
9 85 (8.37%) TCP/IP
10 68 (6.69%) Wireless
11 57 (5.61%) SAN
12 54 (5.31%) MPLS
13 52 (5.12%) VLAN
14 38 (3.74%) Wi-Fi
15 30 (2.95%) Internet
16 27 (2.66%) Remote Desktop
17 25 (2.46%) Intranet
18 24 (2.36%) PBX
19 19 (1.87%) Ethernet
19 19 (1.87%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (8.76%) SQL Server
2 28 (2.76%) Power BI
3 16 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (1.48%) MySQL
5 14 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (1.28%) Relational Database
7 12 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
8 11 (1.08%) Hazelcast
9 9 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
11 7 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.39%) Big Data
12 4 (0.39%) Blockchain
12 4 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (0.39%) Redis
12 4 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
13 3 (0.30%) EDRMS
14 2 (0.20%) BusinessObjects
14 2 (0.20%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (1.28%) CircleCI
2 10 (0.98%) GitLab
2 10 (0.98%) IntelliJ
3 6 (0.59%) MSI
3 6 (0.59%) Selenium
4 5 (0.49%) Trac
5 4 (0.39%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.39%) JIRA
5 4 (0.39%) Maven
6 3 (0.30%) gulp
6 3 (0.30%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (0.30%) Vagrant
6 3 (0.30%) Yeoman
7 2 (0.20%) AdminStudio
7 2 (0.20%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.20%) JUnit
7 2 (0.20%) Subversion
7 2 (0.20%) TortoiseSVN
8 1 (0.098%) JMeter
8 1 (0.098%) Mockito
General
1 165 (16.24%) Finance
2 95 (9.35%) Legal
3 64 (6.30%) Law
4 45 (4.43%) Telecoms
5 33 (3.25%) Manufacturing
5 33 (3.25%) Marketing
6 31 (3.05%) Retail
7 24 (2.36%) Banking
8 17 (1.67%) Billing
9 16 (1.57%) Games
10 11 (1.08%) Advertising
11 10 (0.98%) Back Office
12 8 (0.79%) French Language
13 7 (0.69%) German Language
14 6 (0.59%) Electronics
14 6 (0.59%) Italian Language
15 5 (0.49%) Dutch Language
15 5 (0.49%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.39%) Aerospace
16 4 (0.39%) Greek Language
Job Titles
1 135 (13.29%) Analyst
2 113 (11.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 112 (11.02%) Support Engineer
4 93 (9.15%) Consultant
5 66 (6.50%) IT Support
6 61 (6.00%) IT Engineer
7 58 (5.71%) Service Analyst
8 57 (5.61%) Service Desk Analyst
9 54 (5.31%) 2nd Line Support
10 50 (4.92%) Administrator
11 49 (4.82%) Exchange Engineer
12 48 (4.72%) IT Analyst
13 44 (4.33%) Desktop Support
14 42 (4.13%) Support Analyst
15 40 (3.94%) Architect
15 40 (3.94%) Systems Engineer
16 39 (3.84%) IT Manager
17 38 (3.74%) Developer
17 38 (3.74%) Unified Communications Engineer
18 33 (3.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (3.74%) HTML
2 29 (2.85%) CSS
3 26 (2.56%) jQuery
4 25 (2.46%) .NET
5 23 (2.26%) HTML5
6 20 (1.97%) AngularJS
7 16 (1.57%) ASP.NET
8 14 (1.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 11 (1.08%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (1.08%) LDAP
9 11 (1.08%) Node.js
10 10 (0.98%) Elastic Stack
10 10 (0.98%) Vue.js
10 10 (0.98%) Web Services
10 10 (0.98%) XMPP
11 9 (0.89%) Angular 2
11 9 (0.89%) Django
11 9 (0.89%) WebRTC
12 7 (0.69%) Ajax
12 7 (0.69%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 99 (9.74%) Analytical Skills
2 96 (9.45%) Data Centre
3 90 (8.86%) Video Conferencing
4 58 (5.71%) Hybrid Cloud
5 57 (5.61%) Management Information System
6 45 (4.43%) Self-Motivation
7 41 (4.04%) PKI
8 39 (3.84%) User Experience
9 22 (2.17%) Replication
9 22 (2.17%) Smartphone
10 21 (2.07%) Clustering
11 16 (1.57%) Public Cloud
12 15 (1.48%) iPad
12 15 (1.48%) VxBlock/Vblock
13 14 (1.38%) Blackberry
13 14 (1.38%) BYOD
13 14 (1.38%) e-Learning
14 13 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
15 12 (1.18%) Driving Licence
15 12 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 574 (56.50%) Windows
2 268 (26.38%) Windows Server
3 220 (21.65%) Windows 10
4 145 (14.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 130 (12.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 119 (11.71%) Windows 7
7 94 (9.25%) Linux
8 63 (6.20%) Android
9 45 (4.43%) Apple iOS
10 43 (4.23%) Windows Server 2003
11 24 (2.36%) Windows 8
12 20 (1.97%) Mac OS X
13 14 (1.38%) Ubuntu
14 10 (0.98%) Unix
15 8 (0.79%) CentOS
15 8 (0.79%) VMS
16 5 (0.49%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 4 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
17 4 (0.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 258 (25.39%) ITIL
2 138 (13.58%) Problem-Solving
3 127 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 124 (12.20%) Migration
5 122 (12.01%) Agile Software Development
6 94 (9.25%) Presales
7 92 (9.06%) Project Management
8 85 (8.37%) Service Delivery
9 68 (6.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 66 (6.50%) Service Management
11 60 (5.91%) DevOps
12 59 (5.81%) Continuous Improvement
12 59 (5.81%) CRM
13 51 (5.02%) PRINCE2
14 48 (4.72%) Change Management
15 46 (4.53%) Time Management
16 45 (4.43%) Scrum
17 44 (4.33%) ITIL V3
18 42 (4.13%) Disaster Recovery
19 37 (3.64%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 145 (14.27%) PowerShell
2 121 (11.91%) SQL
3 52 (5.12%) JavaScript
4 32 (3.15%) Java
5 26 (2.56%) Python
6 25 (2.46%) C#
7 19 (1.87%) C
8 16 (1.57%) Ruby
8 16 (1.57%) TypeScript
9 13 (1.28%) C++
9 13 (1.28%) VBScript
10 12 (1.18%) Go
11 9 (0.89%) Assembly Language
11 9 (0.89%) Objective-C
11 9 (0.89%) PHP
12 8 (0.79%) VB
13 7 (0.69%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.39%) Haskell
15 3 (0.30%) Apex Code
16 2 (0.20%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 122 (12.01%) Microsoft Certification
2 96 (9.45%) Degree
3 79 (7.78%) MCSE
4 57 (5.61%) Cisco Certification
5 39 (3.84%) MCP
6 33 (3.25%) CCNA
6 33 (3.25%) CCNP
7 30 (2.95%) MCSA
8 18 (1.77%) Computer Science Degree
9 17 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 17 (1.67%) Security Cleared
10 14 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (1.28%) MCITP
12 12 (1.18%) A+ Certification
12 12 (1.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 11 (1.08%) SC Cleared
14 10 (0.98%) PhD
14 10 (0.98%) Postgraduate
15 7 (0.69%) MOS
16 6 (0.59%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (6.69%) SLA
2 29 (2.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (2.36%) QA
4 18 (1.77%) GDPR
5 16 (1.57%) COBIT
6 14 (1.38%) ISO 9001
7 8 (0.79%) PMO
8 7 (0.69%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.098%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.098%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 479 (47.15%) Active Directory
2 201 (19.78%) Hyper-V
3 156 (15.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 56 (5.51%) XenApp
5 31 (3.05%) VMware ESXi
6 28 (2.76%) XenDesktop
7 25 (2.46%) vSphere
8 24 (2.36%) Virtual Servers
9 20 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
10 13 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
10 13 (1.28%) Terminal Services
11 9 (0.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 9 (0.89%) VMware Workstation
12 8 (0.79%) Docker
13 7 (0.69%) BitLocker
14 6 (0.59%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 5 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
15 5 (0.49%) VirtualBox
16 4 (0.39%) Firmware
16 4 (0.39%) KVM
Systems Management
1 211 (20.77%) SCCM
2 68 (6.69%) SCOM
3 62 (6.10%) Microsoft Intune
4 35 (3.44%) SCVMM
5 31 (3.05%) Single Sign-On
6 13 (1.28%) Terraform
7 12 (1.18%) Cisco CUCM
7 12 (1.18%) WSUS
8 11 (1.08%) vCenter Server
9 10 (0.98%) Consul
9 10 (0.98%) Prometheus
10 9 (0.89%) Backup Exec
10 9 (0.89%) Nagios
11 8 (0.79%) EMC NetWorker
11 8 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
12 6 (0.59%) AirWatch
12 6 (0.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 6 (0.59%) FortiGate
13 5 (0.49%) Jamf Pro
13 5 (0.49%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 617 (60.73%) Microsoft
2 273 (26.87%) VMware
3 203 (19.98%) Cisco
4 169 (16.63%) Citrix
5 75 (7.38%) Avaya
6 45 (4.43%) Veeam
7 44 (4.33%) Google
7 44 (4.33%) HP
8 43 (4.23%) Symantec
9 42 (4.13%) Polycom
10 39 (3.84%) Apple
11 38 (3.74%) Dell
12 37 (3.64%) SolarWinds
13 33 (3.25%) iManage
13 33 (3.25%) NetApp
14 32 (3.15%) McAfee
15 31 (3.05%) Mitel
16 22 (2.17%) CheckPoint
17 20 (1.97%) Sonus
18 19 (1.87%) Meraki