Period
to 15 October 2021

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 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Skype
UK
6 months to
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 720 222 359
Rank change year-on-year -498 +137 +95
Permanent jobs citing Skype 336 729 1,238
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 1.52% 0.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.08% 9.94% 5.77%
Number of salaries quoted 213 650 1,018
10th Percentile £26,400 £31,250 £25,105
25th Percentile £31,250 £43,841 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £55,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -18.18% +22.22% -5.26%
75th Percentile £60,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £73,500 £72,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £53,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -21.50% +33.75% -

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 16,148 7,335 21,464
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.91% 15.31% 15.60%
Number of salaries quoted 11,168 5,988 16,686
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,000 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,500 £45,800
Median % change year-on-year -0.99% +10.26% -3.58%
75th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 15 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Skype in the UK

Skype
Top 17 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 October 2021. 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 -480 288 £42,500 -22.73% 61
UK excluding London -389 211 £42,000 -21.50% 49
London -321 103 £50,000 -9.91% 13
North of England -178 66 £37,500 -34.78% 15
South East -331 57 £60,000 +4.35% 16
Yorkshire -90 31 £36,500 +16.36% 7
Midlands -116 28 £33,750 +12.50% 8
Work from Home -327 27 £70,000 +14.29% 8
North West -161 25 £42,500 -39.29% 5
South West -100 21 £42,500 -5.56% 4
East Midlands -60 18 £28,500 -36.67% 3
East of England -117 15 £32,000 -22.89% 5
Northern Ireland - 12 - -
Scotland -98 11 £32,500 -19.75% 1
North East -28 10 £68,000 +106.06% 3
West Midlands -99 10 £35,000 +75.00% 5
Wales -62 7 £35,000 -11.39%

For the 6 months to 15 October 2021, 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.

1 195 (58.04%) Microsoft
2 159 (47.32%) Skype for Business
2 159 (47.32%) Microsoft 365
3 152 (45.24%) Active Directory
4 137 (40.77%) Windows
5 134 (39.88%) Azure
6 102 (30.36%) Social Skills
7 91 (27.08%) Finance
8 83 (24.70%) Microsoft Office
9 79 (23.51%) SCCM
10 78 (23.21%) VMware
11 73 (21.73%) VMware Infrastructure
12 70 (20.83%) JavaScript
13 69 (20.54%) Windows Server
14 65 (19.35%) ITIL
15 64 (19.05%) TypeScript
16 62 (18.45%) Problem-Solving
17 60 (17.86%) SharePoint
18 57 (16.96%) SQL
19 56 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
20 54 (16.07%) Migration
20 54 (16.07%) Service Delivery
20 54 (16.07%) DNS
21 50 (14.88%) PowerShell
22 49 (14.58%) React
23 48 (14.29%) Windows 7
23 48 (14.29%) DHCP
24 47 (13.99%) Windows 10
25 46 (13.69%) Citrix
26 44 (13.10%) Hyper-V

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
1 159 (47.32%) Skype for Business
2 60 (17.86%) SharePoint
3 41 (12.20%) MS Exchange
4 11 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (2.68%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (2.08%) NServiceBus
7 6 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 6 (1.79%) IIS
8 4 (1.19%) CMS
9 3 (0.89%) EPiServer
9 3 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.89%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.89%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.60%) Confluence
11 1 (0.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 83 (24.70%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (12.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 37 (11.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.79%) Siemens NX
4 6 (1.79%) Solid Edge
5 3 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.60%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.30%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.30%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (1.79%) Teamcenter
2 5 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 159 (47.32%) Microsoft 365
2 134 (39.88%) Azure
3 33 (9.82%) OneDrive
4 21 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
4 21 (6.25%) IaaS
5 20 (5.95%) AWS
5 20 (5.95%) BlazeMeter
6 18 (5.36%) Cloud Computing
7 17 (5.06%) PaaS
8 13 (3.87%) Yammer
9 7 (2.08%) Azure Storage
9 7 (2.08%) Power Platform
9 7 (2.08%) SaaS
10 6 (1.79%) Dynamics 365
11 5 (1.49%) Power Automate
12 4 (1.19%) PowerApps
13 3 (0.89%) GCP
13 3 (0.89%) npm
13 3 (0.89%) Slack
14 2 (0.60%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 54 (16.07%) DNS
2 48 (14.29%) DHCP
3 38 (11.31%) VPN
4 30 (8.93%) Unified Communications
5 25 (7.44%) TCP/IP
6 24 (7.14%) SAN
7 23 (6.85%) Firewall
8 21 (6.25%) LAN
9 20 (5.95%) WebEx
9 20 (5.95%) Wireless
10 17 (5.06%) VoIP
10 17 (5.06%) WAN
11 16 (4.76%) PBX
12 11 (3.27%) MPLS
13 8 (2.38%) Internet
13 8 (2.38%) Remote Desktop
14 7 (2.08%) HTTP
14 7 (2.08%) VSAN
15 6 (1.79%) SD-WAN
16 5 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.27%) Amazon RDS
3 10 (2.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (2.08%) NoSQL
6 6 (1.79%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.49%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.89%) Power BI
10 2 (0.60%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.60%) MS Access
10 2 (0.60%) SAP HANA
11 1 (0.30%) Big Data
11 1 (0.30%) Data Lake
11 1 (0.30%) SSDT
11 1 (0.30%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 20 (5.95%) JMeter
2 17 (5.06%) JIRA
3 10 (2.98%) Git (software)
3 10 (2.98%) Octopus Deploy
3 10 (2.98%) TeamCity
4 6 (1.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (0.89%) Babel
5 3 (0.89%) gulp
5 3 (0.89%) webpack
6 1 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.30%) Visual Composer
6 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 102 (30.36%) Social Skills
2 91 (27.08%) Finance
3 40 (11.90%) Retail
4 37 (11.01%) Retail Finance
5 23 (6.85%) Law
6 17 (5.06%) Banking
6 17 (5.06%) Telecoms
7 15 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (4.46%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 15 (4.46%) Public Sector
8 14 (4.17%) Organisational Skills
9 11 (3.27%) Back Office
10 9 (2.68%) Investment Banking
11 7 (2.08%) Manufacturing
11 7 (2.08%) Marketing
12 6 (1.79%) Billing
12 6 (1.79%) Documentation Skills
12 6 (1.79%) Games
12 6 (1.79%) Legal
13 4 (1.19%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 39 (11.61%) Analyst
2 32 (9.52%) Support Engineer
3 25 (7.44%) Consultant
3 25 (7.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 21 (6.25%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
5 20 (5.95%) Desktop Support
5 20 (5.95%) Performance Engineer
5 20 (5.95%) QA Engineer
5 20 (5.95%) QA Leader
5 20 (5.95%) Senior Performance Engineer
5 20 (5.95%) Senior QA Engineer
5 20 (5.95%) Service Analyst
5 20 (5.95%) Service Desk Analyst
6 16 (4.76%) Support Specialist
7 15 (4.46%) Architect
7 15 (4.46%) Desktop Specialist
7 15 (4.46%) Desktop Support Specialist
8 14 (4.17%) Developer
9 13 (3.87%) IT Engineer
9 13 (3.87%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (14.58%) React
2 32 (9.52%) Web Services
3 18 (5.36%) .NET
4 12 (3.57%) GraphQL
4 12 (3.57%) Next.js
4 12 (3.57%) Node.js
5 10 (2.98%) .NET Framework
6 7 (2.08%) .NET Core
6 7 (2.08%) AngularJS
6 7 (2.08%) ASP.NET
6 7 (2.08%) ASP.NET Core
6 7 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (2.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 7 (2.08%) Blazor
6 7 (2.08%) CSS
6 7 (2.08%) HTML
6 7 (2.08%) OAuth
7 4 (1.19%) Velocity
7 4 (1.19%) WCF
7 4 (1.19%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.74%) Enterprise Software
2 25 (7.44%) Data Centre
3 22 (6.55%) Video Conferencing
4 21 (6.25%) Client/Server
5 20 (5.95%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (3.87%) Management Information System
7 11 (3.27%) Replication
8 8 (2.38%) Blackberry
8 8 (2.38%) Clustering
9 6 (1.79%) CCTV
9 6 (1.79%) User Experience
10 5 (1.49%) BYOD
10 5 (1.49%) Driving Licence
10 5 (1.49%) Fat Client
10 5 (1.49%) PKI
10 5 (1.49%) Reinsurance
10 5 (1.49%) Tandem
10 5 (1.49%) Thin Client
11 4 (1.19%) Hedge funds
11 4 (1.19%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 137 (40.77%) Windows
2 69 (20.54%) Windows Server
3 48 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 47 (13.99%) Windows 10
5 40 (11.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (7.44%) Windows Server 2016
7 24 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (6.25%) Android
9 19 (5.65%) Windows 8
10 18 (5.36%) Linux
11 15 (4.46%) Windows Server 2019
12 9 (2.68%) Mac OS X
13 7 (2.08%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.60%) CentOS
15 2 (0.60%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.60%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.30%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (19.35%) ITIL
2 62 (18.45%) Problem-Solving
3 56 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 54 (16.07%) Migration
4 54 (16.07%) Service Delivery
5 38 (11.31%) Fintech
5 38 (11.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 37 (11.01%) Refactoring
7 29 (8.63%) Service Management
8 25 (7.44%) Full Stack Development
9 23 (6.85%) ITSM
10 22 (6.55%) Time Management
11 21 (6.25%) Project Management
12 20 (5.95%) Performance Testing
12 20 (5.95%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 20 (5.95%) Test Strategy
13 19 (5.65%) Presales
14 18 (5.36%) Asset Management
14 18 (5.36%) Mentoring
15 16 (4.76%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 70 (20.83%) JavaScript
2 64 (19.05%) TypeScript
3 57 (16.96%) SQL
4 50 (14.88%) PowerShell
5 38 (11.31%) PHP
6 37 (11.01%) Go
7 14 (4.17%) C#
8 9 (2.68%) VBScript
9 6 (1.79%) C
10 5 (1.49%) Python
10 5 (1.49%) VB
11 3 (0.89%) ES6
12 1 (0.30%) Java
12 1 (0.30%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.30%) R
12 1 (0.30%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 38 (11.31%) Degree
2 24 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (6.25%) Security Cleared
4 19 (5.65%) MCSA
5 14 (4.17%) MCP
5 14 (4.17%) MCSE
6 13 (3.87%) A+ Certification
7 11 (3.27%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (3.27%) Network+ Certification
8 9 (2.68%) CCA
8 9 (2.68%) Citrix Certification
8 9 (2.68%) MCITP
9 8 (2.38%) ISEB
9 8 (2.38%) MCTS
10 7 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (2.08%) EMC Certification
11 6 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
11 6 (1.79%) SC Cleared
12 5 (1.49%) CBAP
12 5 (1.49%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (8.63%) SLA
2 22 (6.55%) QA
3 9 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.49%) Accessibility
4 5 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 5 (1.49%) PMO
5 4 (1.19%) GDPR
6 2 (0.60%) COBIT
6 2 (0.60%) P3O
7 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.30%) ITGC
7 1 (0.30%) NIST
7 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 152 (45.24%) Active Directory
2 73 (21.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (13.10%) Hyper-V
4 22 (6.55%) XenDesktop
5 18 (5.36%) XenApp
6 15 (4.46%) vSphere
7 12 (3.57%) Docker
8 9 (2.68%) Virtual Desktop
9 6 (1.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (1.19%) BitLocker
10 4 (1.19%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.60%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.30%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 79 (23.51%) SCCM
2 35 (10.42%) Microsoft Intune
3 27 (8.04%) SCOM
4 26 (7.74%) Kubernetes
5 20 (5.95%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 20 (5.95%) Grafana
6 13 (3.87%) SCVMM
7 7 (2.08%) FortiGate
8 6 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
8 6 (1.79%) NetBackup
8 6 (1.79%) OfficeScan
8 6 (1.79%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (1.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 6 (1.79%) Trend Micro Deep Security
9 5 (1.49%) Cisco CUCM
9 5 (1.49%) WSUS
10 4 (1.19%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 3 (0.89%) Microsoft Clustering
12 2 (0.60%) Failover Clustering
12 2 (0.60%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 195 (58.04%) Microsoft
2 78 (23.21%) VMware
3 46 (13.69%) Citrix
4 42 (12.50%) Cisco
5 37 (11.01%) WorldPay
6 22 (6.55%) Dell
7 21 (6.25%) HP
8 16 (4.76%) SAP
8 16 (4.76%) Veeam
9 15 (4.46%) Apple
10 14 (4.17%) NetApp
11 12 (3.57%) EMC
11 12 (3.57%) Oracle
12 11 (3.27%) CommVault
12 11 (3.27%) Sophos
13 9 (2.68%) Huawei
13 9 (2.68%) SolarWinds
14 8 (2.38%) Mitel
14 8 (2.38%) Polycom
15 7 (2.08%) IBM