Period
to 20 October 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Social Skills over the 6 months to 20 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 5 8 1
Rank change year-on-year +3 -7 0
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 656 160 634
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Birmingham 19.81% 17.26% 24.02%
As % of the General category 42.19% 33.33% 45.98%
Number of salaries quoted 484 131 525
10th Percentile £29,500 £32,000 £25,500
25th Percentile £39,500 £41,875 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £71,460 £61,250 £63,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%

Social Skills is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1,555 480 1,379
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 46.96% 51.78% 52.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1,188 397 1,184
10th Percentile £31,250 £35,000 £26,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,000 £33,688
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £46,750
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +6.95% +3.89%
75th Percentile £70,000 £60,000 £63,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £72,500 £75,000
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +4.65%

Social Skills
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Social Skills as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Social Skills in Birmingham

Social Skills
Salary Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Social Skills in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Social Skills in Birmingham

Social Skills
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Salary distribution for jobs citing Social Skills in Birmingham over the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Social Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 October 2021, IT jobs citing Social Skills 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 across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Social Skills.

1 221 (33.69%) Microsoft
2 176 (26.83%) Problem-Solving
3 164 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 156 (23.78%) Finance
4 156 (23.78%) Azure
5 112 (17.07%) JavaScript
6 97 (14.79%) DevOps
7 95 (14.48%) SQL
8 88 (13.41%) Windows
9 86 (13.11%) Retail
10 84 (12.80%) Project Management
11 81 (12.35%) AWS
12 77 (11.74%) Analytical Skills
13 76 (11.59%) Java
14 73 (11.13%) Degree
15 72 (10.98%) C#
16 71 (10.82%) CSS
16 71 (10.82%) Analytics
17 68 (10.37%) HTML
17 68 (10.37%) Python
18 67 (10.21%) Stakeholder Management
18 67 (10.21%) Mentoring
19 64 (9.76%) .NET
19 64 (9.76%) Self-Motivation
20 61 (9.30%) Continuous Improvement
21 58 (8.84%) Git (software)
21 58 (8.84%) Power Platform
22 57 (8.69%) Business Intelligence
23 56 (8.54%) Computer Science
24 52 (7.93%) Dynamics 365

Social Skills
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 37 (5.64%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.83%) Confluence
3 11 (1.68%) CMS
4 7 (1.07%) MS Exchange
5 6 (0.91%) Apache Solr
5 6 (0.91%) nginx
5 6 (0.91%) WordPress
6 4 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.46%) Apache
7 3 (0.46%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.46%) SAS
7 3 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.46%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.46%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.30%) Apache Airflow
8 2 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.30%) GemFire
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.15%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 43 (6.55%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 32 (4.88%) Microsoft Project
4 24 (3.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (1.22%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.15%) InDesign
8 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 20 (3.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.37%) SAP HR
3 7 (1.07%) SAP S/4HANA
4 6 (0.91%) Oracle BRM
5 4 (0.61%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.46%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.46%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.46%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.46%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.46%) SAP MM
6 3 (0.46%) SAP SCM
7 2 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.30%) Maximo
7 2 (0.30%) OpenCart
7 2 (0.30%) Shopify
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 156 (23.78%) Azure
2 81 (12.35%) AWS
3 58 (8.84%) Power Platform
4 52 (7.93%) Dynamics 365
5 50 (7.62%) Microsoft 365
6 32 (4.88%) SaaS
7 31 (4.73%) GCP
8 30 (4.57%) Power Automate
9 25 (3.81%) PowerApps
10 18 (2.74%) Azure Logic Apps
11 16 (2.44%) Azure Data Factory
12 14 (2.13%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 14 (2.13%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 13 (1.98%) Serverless
14 12 (1.83%) Google Analytics
15 9 (1.37%) IaaS
16 8 (1.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 8 (1.22%) GitHub
17 7 (1.07%) Google Tag Manager
17 7 (1.07%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (3.66%) DNS
2 20 (3.05%) Firewall
3 17 (2.59%) DHCP
4 11 (1.68%) LAN
4 11 (1.68%) WAN
5 7 (1.07%) HTTP
5 7 (1.07%) VoIP
6 6 (0.91%) TCP/IP
6 6 (0.91%) VXLAN
7 5 (0.76%) Remote Desktop
7 5 (0.76%) VPN
7 5 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (0.61%) Wireless
9 2 (0.30%) BGP
9 2 (0.30%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.30%) Internet
9 2 (0.30%) Intranet
9 2 (0.30%) OSPF
9 2 (0.30%) SAN
9 2 (0.30%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 44 (6.71%) Power BI
3 24 (3.66%) Relational Database
4 22 (3.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (2.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (2.29%) MongoDB
8 14 (2.13%) MySQL
9 12 (1.83%) NoSQL
9 12 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 11 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (1.22%) Azure SQL Database
11 8 (1.22%) Redis
12 7 (1.07%) Big Data
12 7 (1.07%) Data Lake
12 7 (1.07%) DB2
12 7 (1.07%) Metadata
13 6 (0.91%) Oracle Database
13 6 (0.91%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.91%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 58 (8.84%) Git (software)
2 36 (5.49%) JIRA
3 28 (4.27%) Jenkins
4 15 (2.29%) Selenium
5 10 (1.52%) GitLab
5 10 (1.52%) webpack
6 9 (1.37%) Cypress.io
7 7 (1.07%) Visual Studio
8 6 (0.91%) gulp
9 4 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.61%) Grunt
9 4 (0.61%) Postman
9 4 (0.61%) SpecFlow
9 4 (0.61%) Subversion
10 3 (0.46%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.46%) Hudson
10 3 (0.46%) PHPUnit
10 3 (0.46%) ProC
10 3 (0.46%) REST Assured
10 3 (0.46%) WebDriver
General
1 156 (23.78%) Finance
2 86 (13.11%) Retail
3 77 (11.74%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (5.18%) Organisational Skills
5 33 (5.03%) Manufacturing
6 32 (4.88%) Marketing
7 30 (4.57%) Presentation Skills
8 29 (4.42%) Influencing Skills
9 26 (3.96%) Local Government
10 22 (3.35%) Public Sector
11 20 (3.05%) Law
12 15 (2.29%) Telecoms
13 12 (1.83%) Legal
14 10 (1.52%) Banking
14 10 (1.52%) Police
15 6 (0.91%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 5 (0.76%) Advertising
16 5 (0.76%) Electronics
16 5 (0.76%) German Language
17 4 (0.61%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 130 (19.82%) Developer
2 95 (14.48%) Analyst
3 43 (6.55%) Consultant
4 40 (6.10%) Project Manager
5 30 (4.57%) Architect
6 25 (3.81%) .NET Developer
7 23 (3.51%) Software Developer
8 21 (3.20%) Senior Manager
9 20 (3.05%) Business Analyst
10 19 (2.90%) Data Analyst
10 19 (2.90%) DevOps Engineer
11 18 (2.74%) Lead Developer
11 18 (2.74%) Support Engineer
12 16 (2.44%) .NET Software Developer
12 16 (2.44%) Salesforce Developer
12 16 (2.44%) Senior Developer
13 15 (2.29%) Java Developer
13 15 (2.29%) Senior Project Manager
13 15 (2.29%) Support Analyst
14 14 (2.13%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (10.82%) CSS
2 68 (10.37%) HTML
3 64 (9.76%) .NET
4 34 (5.18%) AngularJS
5 31 (4.73%) jQuery
5 31 (4.73%) React
6 26 (3.96%) XML
7 23 (3.51%) REST
8 20 (3.05%) ASP.NET
8 20 (3.05%) RESTful
8 20 (3.05%) Web Services
9 19 (2.90%) .NET Core
9 19 (2.90%) EDI
9 19 (2.90%) JSON
10 17 (2.59%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 16 (2.44%) .NET Framework
11 16 (2.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 15 (2.29%) Ajax
12 15 (2.29%) Node.js
12 15 (2.29%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 64 (9.76%) Self-Motivation
2 37 (5.64%) Management Information System
3 28 (4.27%) User Experience
4 23 (3.51%) Data Protection Act
4 23 (3.51%) Housing Association
5 14 (2.13%) Data Structures
6 13 (1.98%) FMCG
7 12 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (1.68%) Data Centre
8 11 (1.68%) Public Cloud
9 10 (1.52%) e-Health
9 10 (1.52%) Smart Meter
10 8 (1.22%) Driving Licence
10 8 (1.22%) Legacy Systems
11 7 (1.07%) Algorithms
11 7 (1.07%) Equities
11 7 (1.07%) Fixed Income
12 6 (0.91%) Clustering
12 6 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 6 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 88 (13.41%) Windows
2 27 (4.12%) Linux
3 21 (3.20%) Windows 10
4 14 (2.13%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.37%) Unix
6 7 (1.07%) Windows Server 2016
6 7 (1.07%) Windows Server 2019
7 6 (0.91%) Android
8 3 (0.46%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.15%) SUSE
9 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (26.83%) Problem-Solving
2 164 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (14.79%) DevOps
4 84 (12.80%) Project Management
5 71 (10.82%) Analytics
6 67 (10.21%) Mentoring
6 67 (10.21%) Stakeholder Management
7 61 (9.30%) Continuous Improvement
8 57 (8.69%) Business Intelligence
9 56 (8.54%) Computer Science
10 51 (7.77%) Scrum
10 51 (7.77%) SDLC
11 50 (7.62%) Line Management
12 47 (7.16%) Project Delivery
13 44 (6.71%) ERP
13 44 (6.71%) Facilities Management
14 43 (6.55%) Service Delivery
15 39 (5.95%) Full Stack Development
16 38 (5.79%) CRM
17 37 (5.64%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 112 (17.07%) JavaScript
2 95 (14.48%) SQL
3 76 (11.59%) Java
4 72 (10.98%) C#
5 68 (10.37%) Python
6 43 (6.55%) PowerShell
7 24 (3.66%) PHP
8 21 (3.20%) Bash Shell
9 18 (2.74%) R
10 15 (2.29%) C
10 15 (2.29%) VB.NET
11 14 (2.13%) Apex Code
12 13 (1.98%) T-SQL
13 12 (1.83%) C++
13 12 (1.83%) Scala
14 10 (1.52%) XAML
15 9 (1.37%) Go
16 8 (1.22%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 8 (1.22%) Kotlin
16 8 (1.22%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 73 (11.13%) Degree
2 38 (5.79%) Security Cleared
3 29 (4.42%) Computer Science Degree
4 19 (2.90%) SC Cleared
5 17 (2.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (1.37%) CIPD
7 6 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (0.91%) CISSP
8 5 (0.76%) Master's Degree
8 5 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (0.61%) CISM
9 4 (0.61%) MCSE
10 3 (0.46%) AWS Certification
10 3 (0.46%) CCNA
10 3 (0.46%) CCNP
10 3 (0.46%) ISEB
10 3 (0.46%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.46%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.30%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 2 (0.30%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.88%) GDPR
2 28 (4.27%) SLA
3 26 (3.96%) PMO
4 24 (3.66%) QA
5 23 (3.51%) Data Quality
6 14 (2.13%) Accessibility
7 13 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 13 (1.98%) NIST
8 10 (1.52%) Cyber Essentials
8 10 (1.52%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 5 (0.76%) COBIT
10 4 (0.61%) GRC
11 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (3.66%) Active Directory
2 22 (3.35%) Docker
3 20 (3.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.61%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.15%) Firmware
7 1 (0.15%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 41 (6.25%) Kubernetes
2 29 (4.42%) Terraform
3 18 (2.74%) Ansible
4 13 (1.98%) Microsoft Intune
5 11 (1.68%) Grafana
5 11 (1.68%) SCCM
6 4 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.46%) Consul
7 3 (0.46%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (0.46%) Graphite
7 3 (0.46%) Nagios
7 3 (0.46%) Opsview
7 3 (0.46%) Packer
7 3 (0.46%) Puppet
7 3 (0.46%) Salt
7 3 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.46%) WSUS
7 3 (0.46%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.30%) SCOM
9 1 (0.15%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 221 (33.69%) Microsoft
2 37 (5.64%) Oracle
2 37 (5.64%) SAP
3 31 (4.73%) Salesforce.com
3 31 (4.73%) VMware
4 27 (4.12%) Google
5 20 (3.05%) Cisco
6 12 (1.83%) Adobe
6 12 (1.83%) ServiceNow
7 10 (1.52%) Sybase
7 10 (1.52%) Xamarin
8 8 (1.22%) Apple
8 8 (1.22%) Citrix
8 8 (1.22%) Dynatrace
8 8 (1.22%) JD Edwards
9 7 (1.07%) TIBCO
10 6 (0.91%) Databricks
11 5 (0.76%) Atlassian
12 4 (0.61%) BroadSoft
12 4 (0.61%) Veeam