Period
to 2 December 2021

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

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
2 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 10 11 5
Rank change year-on-year +1 -6 0
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 1,072 634 1,951
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 17.34% 15.54% 19.77%
As % of the General category 29.26% 24.89% 32.52%
Number of salaries quoted 923 529 1,562
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £30,000
25th Percentile £51,250 £46,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -
75th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £80,000
90th Percentile £105,200 £105,000 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £69,375 £62,289 £60,000
% change year-on-year +11.38% +3.82% +3.90%

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 the City of London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 3,664 2,547 6,000
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 59.26% 62.41% 60.81%
Number of salaries quoted 3,245 2,235 5,140
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £53,750 £53,750 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,750 £87,500 £82,500
90th Percentile £107,500 £105,000 £98,750
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%

Social Skills
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Social Skills as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Social Skills in the City of London

Social Skills
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Social Skills in the City of London.

Salary trend for Social Skills in the City of London

Social Skills
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Social Skills in the City of London over the 6 months to 2 December 2021.

Salary histogram for Social Skills in the City of London

Social Skills
Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Social Skills within the City of London region over the 6 months to 2 December 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
London Bridge -6 5 £50,000 -62.96%
Social Skills
Central London

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 City of London region with a requirement for Social Skills.

1 340 (31.72%) Agile Software Development
2 325 (30.32%) Finance
3 217 (20.24%) SQL
4 212 (19.78%) C#
5 209 (19.50%) Python
6 208 (19.40%) Azure
7 177 (16.51%) Java
7 177 (16.51%) JavaScript
8 167 (15.58%) AWS
9 159 (14.83%) Windows
10 155 (14.46%) Microsoft
11 152 (14.18%) SQL Server
12 149 (13.90%) .NET
13 148 (13.81%) Problem-Solving
14 140 (13.06%) Presentation Skills
15 133 (12.41%) DevOps
16 131 (12.22%) Analytical Skills
17 123 (11.47%) Degree
18 120 (11.19%) Analytics
19 117 (10.91%) Software Engineering
20 113 (10.54%) Docker
21 112 (10.45%) Mentoring
22 105 (9.79%) Project Management
23 103 (9.61%) Computer Science
24 101 (9.42%) Test Automation
24 101 (9.42%) HTML
25 100 (9.33%) QA
26 96 (8.96%) CSS
26 96 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
26 96 (8.96%) Fintech

Social Skills
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 51 (4.76%) Confluence
2 47 (4.38%) SharePoint
3 10 (0.93%) Apache Spark
4 9 (0.84%) MS Exchange
5 7 (0.65%) CMS
6 5 (0.47%) Apache Solr
6 5 (0.47%) nginx
6 5 (0.47%) SAS
7 4 (0.37%) IIS
8 3 (0.28%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.19%) Apache
9 2 (0.19%) Drupal
9 2 (0.19%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.19%) WordPress
10 1 (0.093%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.093%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.093%) JBoss
10 1 (0.093%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.093%) WebSphere
Applications
1 52 (4.85%) Microsoft Office
2 43 (4.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (2.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (1.59%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.84%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.37%) Acrobat
6 4 (0.37%) AutoCAD
6 4 (0.37%) Figma
7 2 (0.19%) Open Workbench
7 2 (0.19%) Sketch
8 1 (0.093%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.093%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.093%) InVision
8 1 (0.093%) Revit
8 1 (0.093%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.093%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.19%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.093%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 1 (0.093%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.093%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.093%) Magento
3 1 (0.093%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (0.093%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.093%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.093%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.093%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.093%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.093%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.093%) SimCorp Dimension
3 1 (0.093%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 208 (19.40%) Azure
2 167 (15.58%) AWS
3 85 (7.93%) Power Platform
4 77 (7.18%) Microsoft 365
5 70 (6.53%) GCP
6 61 (5.69%) SaaS
7 58 (5.41%) Serverless
8 22 (2.05%) PaaS
9 17 (1.59%) IaaS
10 16 (1.49%) AWS Lambda
11 13 (1.21%) Azure Active Directory
12 10 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
12 10 (0.93%) Yammer
13 7 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
13 7 (0.65%) PowerApps
14 6 (0.56%) Amazon ECS
14 6 (0.56%) Azure App Service
14 6 (0.56%) GitHub
14 6 (0.56%) OneDrive
14 6 (0.56%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 41 (3.82%) Firewall
2 36 (3.36%) DNS
3 19 (1.77%) WAN
4 18 (1.68%) DHCP
5 17 (1.59%) TCP/IP
6 16 (1.49%) VPN
6 16 (1.49%) Wireless
7 11 (1.03%) LAN
8 9 (0.84%) Ethernet
9 8 (0.75%) Network Security
9 8 (0.75%) SD-WAN
9 8 (0.75%) VLAN
10 7 (0.65%) VoIP
11 6 (0.56%) WebEx
11 6 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (0.47%) Cisco Firepower
12 5 (0.47%) Cisco ISE
12 5 (0.47%) Internet
12 5 (0.47%) Skype
13 4 (0.37%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (14.18%) SQL Server
2 75 (7.00%) Power BI
3 69 (6.44%) Data Warehouse
4 60 (5.60%) Relational Database
5 57 (5.32%) MongoDB
6 54 (5.04%) NoSQL
7 45 (4.20%) PostgreSQL
8 38 (3.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 29 (2.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 26 (2.43%) Tableau
11 24 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 23 (2.15%) Big Data
13 17 (1.59%) Data Lake
13 17 (1.59%) QlikView
14 15 (1.40%) Hadoop
15 13 (1.21%) MySQL
16 10 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 9 (0.84%) Power Query
17 9 (0.84%) SQL Server 2016
18 7 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 91 (8.49%) JIRA
2 56 (5.22%) Jenkins
3 41 (3.82%) Git (software)
4 38 (3.54%) SonarQube
5 37 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 18 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (1.31%) Selenium
8 12 (1.12%) Visual Studio
9 11 (1.03%) TeamCity
10 7 (0.65%) Cucumber
10 7 (0.65%) SpecFlow
11 6 (0.56%) Cypress.io
12 5 (0.47%) GitLab
12 5 (0.47%) JMeter
13 4 (0.37%) NUnit
13 4 (0.37%) Ranorex
13 4 (0.37%) Subversion
13 4 (0.37%) Terragrunt
14 3 (0.28%) CircleCI
14 3 (0.28%) JIRA Agile
General
1 325 (30.32%) Finance
2 140 (13.06%) Presentation Skills
3 131 (12.22%) Analytical Skills
4 73 (6.81%) Influencing Skills
5 67 (6.25%) Banking
6 60 (5.60%) Organisational Skills
7 44 (4.10%) Law
8 43 (4.01%) Retail
9 40 (3.73%) Legal
10 38 (3.54%) Marketing
11 33 (3.08%) Advertising
12 31 (2.89%) Front Office
13 28 (2.61%) Investment Banking
14 23 (2.15%) Financial Institution
15 18 (1.68%) Publishing
16 16 (1.49%) Public Sector
17 14 (1.31%) Games
17 14 (1.31%) Telecoms
18 12 (1.12%) Manufacturing
19 10 (0.93%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 293 (27.33%) Developer
2 179 (16.70%) Analyst
3 82 (7.65%) Software Developer
4 76 (7.09%) Project Manager
5 66 (6.16%) Senior Developer
6 64 (5.97%) Business Analyst
7 55 (5.13%) Architect
8 47 (4.38%) Applications Support
9 41 (3.82%) Technical Leader
10 40 (3.73%) Support Analyst
11 38 (3.54%) Consultant
12 35 (3.26%) C# Developer
13 32 (2.99%) Node.js Developer
13 32 (2.99%) Python Developer
14 31 (2.89%) Data Analyst
14 31 (2.89%) Full Stack Developer
15 29 (2.71%) Product Owner
15 29 (2.71%) Senior Software Developer
16 28 (2.61%) Support Engineer
17 27 (2.52%) Salesforce Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (13.90%) .NET
2 101 (9.42%) HTML
3 96 (8.96%) CSS
4 92 (8.58%) Node.js
5 60 (5.60%) HTML5
6 59 (5.50%) React
7 45 (4.20%) Web Services
8 40 (3.73%) ASP.NET
9 34 (3.17%) .NET Core
9 34 (3.17%) OAuth
9 34 (3.17%) OAuth2
9 34 (3.17%) OpenID
10 27 (2.52%) NumPy
11 26 (2.43%) Spring
12 24 (2.24%) FIX Protocol
13 23 (2.15%) JSON
13 23 (2.15%) Redux
14 21 (1.96%) Pandas
15 20 (1.87%) jQuery
16 19 (1.77%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 84 (7.84%) User Experience
2 71 (6.62%) Greenfield Project
3 58 (5.41%) Self-Motivation
4 45 (4.20%) Management Information System
5 26 (2.43%) Public Cloud
6 25 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 24 (2.24%) Equities
8 21 (1.96%) Data Centre
9 19 (1.77%) Reinsurance
10 18 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (1.03%) Cloud Native
12 10 (0.93%) Fixed Income
12 10 (0.93%) Hedge funds
12 10 (0.93%) Legacy Systems
13 9 (0.84%) Social Media
13 9 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
14 8 (0.75%) Mobile App
15 7 (0.65%) Data Structures
16 6 (0.56%) Algorithms
16 6 (0.56%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 159 (14.83%) Windows
2 42 (3.92%) Linux
2 42 (3.92%) Windows Server
3 38 (3.54%) Windows 10
4 16 (1.49%) Windows Server 2016
5 13 (1.21%) Unix
6 11 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (0.75%) Android
7 8 (0.75%) Apple iOS
7 8 (0.75%) Data ONTAP
7 8 (0.75%) Windows Server 2019
8 7 (0.65%) Mac OS
8 7 (0.65%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.19%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.19%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.093%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.093%) tvOS
11 1 (0.093%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.093%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 340 (31.72%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (13.81%) Problem-Solving
3 133 (12.41%) DevOps
4 120 (11.19%) Analytics
5 117 (10.91%) Software Engineering
6 112 (10.45%) Mentoring
7 105 (9.79%) Project Management
8 103 (9.61%) Computer Science
9 101 (9.42%) Test Automation
10 96 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
10 96 (8.96%) Fintech
11 94 (8.77%) Microservices
12 85 (7.93%) Scrum
13 83 (7.74%) Data Science
14 80 (7.46%) Stakeholder Management
15 75 (7.00%) Artificial Intelligence
16 73 (6.81%) Coaching
17 72 (6.72%) Collaborative Working
18 70 (6.53%) CRM
19 68 (6.34%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 217 (20.24%) SQL
2 212 (19.78%) C#
3 209 (19.50%) Python
4 177 (16.51%) Java
4 177 (16.51%) JavaScript
5 92 (8.58%) C++
6 49 (4.57%) R
7 43 (4.01%) PHP
8 41 (3.82%) Scala
9 40 (3.73%) T-SQL
10 38 (3.54%) MATLAB
10 38 (3.54%) Ruby
11 37 (3.45%) TypeScript
12 34 (3.17%) Kotlin
13 33 (3.08%) Perl
14 31 (2.89%) PowerShell
15 30 (2.80%) Apple Swift
15 30 (2.80%) VB.NET
16 28 (2.61%) Dart
16 28 (2.61%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 123 (11.47%) Degree
2 39 (3.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 37 (3.45%) Master's Degree
4 20 (1.87%) PhD
5 15 (1.40%) SC Cleared
5 15 (1.40%) Security Cleared
6 12 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (1.03%) CISM
7 11 (1.03%) CISSP
8 9 (0.84%) ISEB
8 9 (0.84%) ISTQB
9 7 (0.65%) AWS Certification
9 7 (0.65%) CCNA
10 5 (0.47%) CISA
10 5 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.47%) OSCP
11 4 (0.37%) CCNP
12 3 (0.28%) MCSE
12 3 (0.28%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (9.33%) QA
2 51 (4.76%) GDPR
3 23 (2.15%) Data Quality
4 19 (1.77%) SLA
5 15 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (1.31%) PMO
7 11 (1.03%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.84%) Accessibility
9 8 (0.75%) NIST
10 5 (0.47%) MiFID
11 4 (0.37%) GRC
12 3 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
13 2 (0.19%) COBIT
13 2 (0.19%) P3O
14 1 (0.093%) AIFMD
14 1 (0.093%) COSO
14 1 (0.093%) EMIR
14 1 (0.093%) ISO 22301
14 1 (0.093%) ISO 9001
14 1 (0.093%) WCAG
System Software
1 113 (10.54%) Docker
2 68 (6.34%) Active Directory
3 28 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.65%) Ceph
4 7 (0.65%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.47%) VMware NSX
6 4 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.28%) XenApp
8 2 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.19%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.19%) vSphere
9 1 (0.093%) Firmware
9 1 (0.093%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.093%) KVM
9 1 (0.093%) Varnish
9 1 (0.093%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.093%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.093%) Xen
Systems Management
1 85 (7.93%) Kubernetes
2 41 (3.82%) Terraform
3 24 (2.24%) Ansible
4 16 (1.49%) Puppet
5 15 (1.40%) Prometheus
6 11 (1.03%) Grafana
7 9 (0.84%) Consul
7 9 (0.84%) Packer
8 7 (0.65%) SCCM
9 6 (0.56%) FortiGate
10 5 (0.47%) Istio
10 5 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.37%) Icinga
11 4 (0.37%) NetBackup
11 4 (0.37%) Rundeck
12 3 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
13 2 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
13 2 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
13 2 (0.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 155 (14.46%) Microsoft
2 60 (5.60%) Oracle
3 55 (5.13%) Salesforce.com
4 43 (4.01%) VMware
5 25 (2.33%) Cisco
6 22 (2.05%) Citrix
7 19 (1.77%) Google
7 19 (1.77%) ServiceNow
8 15 (1.40%) Bloomberg
9 14 (1.31%) Adobe
9 14 (1.31%) SAP
10 13 (1.21%) Fidessa
10 13 (1.21%) IBM
10 13 (1.21%) Quadient
11 10 (0.93%) Apple
11 10 (0.93%) Charles River
11 10 (0.93%) HP
12 9 (0.84%) SolarWinds
13 8 (0.75%) LogicMonitor
13 8 (0.75%) NetApp