Period
to 24 July 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Social Skills over the 6 months to 24 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
England > East of England
6 months to
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 1 1 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 1,173 824 1,855
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 24.69% 25.65% 24.98%
As % of the General category 41.55% 47.80% 46.81%
Number of salaries quoted 603 617 1,352
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £24,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £29,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median % change year-on-year - +4.65% -2.27%
75th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%

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 East of England with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
East of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2,823 1,724 3,963
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 59.43% 53.66% 53.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1,439 1,267 2,944
10th Percentile £26,750 £27,500 £25,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,428 £32,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,350 £52,500
% change year-on-year +3.88% +5.43% +5.00%

Social Skills
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Social Skills in the East of England

Social Skills
Salary Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Social Skills in the East of England.

Salary trend for Social Skills in the East of England

Social Skills
Salary Histogram in the East of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Social Skills in the East of England over the 6 months to 24 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Social Skills in the East of England

Social Skills
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Social Skills within the East of England region over the 6 months to 24 July 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
Hertfordshire 0 423 £45,000 -10.00% 134
Cambridgeshire +3 395 £48,750 +21.88% 140
Essex 0 153 £42,500 +13.33% 63
Bedfordshire -1 107 £45,000 - 54
Norfolk +7 52 £45,000 +12.50% 21
Suffolk +10 38 £38,500 -18.95% 26
Social Skills
England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 East of England region with a requirement for Social Skills.

1 314 (26.77%) Problem-Solving
2 274 (23.36%) Agile Software Development
3 231 (19.69%) Degree
4 216 (18.41%) Microsoft
5 188 (16.03%) Analytical Skills
6 184 (15.69%) SQL
7 171 (14.58%) Windows
8 160 (13.64%) Project Management
9 128 (10.91%) C#
10 118 (10.06%) Azure
11 117 (9.97%) Finance
12 107 (9.12%) Microsoft 365
13 105 (8.95%) Software Engineering
13 105 (8.95%) ITIL
14 104 (8.87%) Java
15 103 (8.78%) Linux
16 97 (8.27%) Python
16 97 (8.27%) Analytics
17 96 (8.18%) Time Management
17 96 (8.18%) Pharmaceutical
18 92 (7.84%) .NET
19 91 (7.76%) AWS
20 90 (7.67%) Self-Motivation
21 89 (7.59%) C++
22 88 (7.50%) JavaScript
23 84 (7.16%) SDLC
24 81 (6.91%) Scrum
24 81 (6.91%) Life Science
25 78 (6.65%) Active Directory
25 78 (6.65%) DevOps

Social Skills
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 41 (3.50%) SAS
2 28 (2.39%) SharePoint
3 27 (2.30%) IIS
4 15 (1.28%) Confluence
5 14 (1.19%) MS Exchange
6 13 (1.11%) Apache Airflow
6 13 (1.11%) CMS
7 11 (0.94%) Skype for Business
8 9 (0.77%) Apache Spark
9 7 (0.60%) Apache
9 7 (0.60%) Apache Solr
10 6 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (0.51%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.51%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.43%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.17%) EPiServer
13 2 (0.17%) Jupyter
13 2 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 73 (6.22%) Microsoft Office
2 50 (4.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (2.22%) Simulink
4 20 (1.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.51%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.43%) Figma
7 5 (0.43%) Sketch
7 5 (0.43%) Zeplin
8 1 (0.085%) InVision
Business Applications
1 10 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.60%) Infor M3
3 6 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.34%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.26%) Magento
7 2 (0.17%) Maximo
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.17%) Orchard Housing
8 1 (0.085%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.085%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.085%) JDE World
8 1 (0.085%) Lawson
8 1 (0.085%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.085%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.085%) SAP MM
8 1 (0.085%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.085%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 118 (10.06%) Azure
2 107 (9.12%) Microsoft 365
3 91 (7.76%) AWS
4 31 (2.64%) Power Platform
4 31 (2.64%) SaaS
5 21 (1.79%) Google Analytics
6 13 (1.11%) Dynamics 365
7 12 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
8 9 (0.77%) GCP
8 9 (0.77%) Serverless
9 8 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
9 8 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (0.68%) IaaS
9 8 (0.68%) Veeva
10 7 (0.60%) Amazon S3
10 7 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (0.60%) Power Automate
11 6 (0.51%) Apple Pay
11 6 (0.51%) Google Pay
11 6 (0.51%) Samsung Pay
Communications & Networking
1 70 (5.97%) Firewall
2 41 (3.50%) WAN
3 35 (2.98%) LAN
4 33 (2.81%) DNS
5 30 (2.56%) TCP/IP
6 28 (2.39%) Internet
7 26 (2.22%) VPN
8 25 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
9 24 (2.05%) DHCP
9 24 (2.05%) MPLS
10 21 (1.79%) Modbus
10 21 (1.79%) RS-422
10 21 (1.79%) RS-485
11 16 (1.36%) BGP
11 16 (1.36%) Network Security
12 14 (1.19%) Intrusion Detection
12 14 (1.19%) IPsec
13 13 (1.11%) OSPF
14 12 (1.02%) Broadband
14 12 (1.02%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (5.20%) SQL Server
2 37 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
3 34 (2.90%) Relational Database
4 29 (2.47%) Power BI
5 27 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
5 27 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 23 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 21 (1.79%) Big Data
8 20 (1.71%) MySQL
8 20 (1.71%) Tableau
9 19 (1.62%) Spotfire
10 18 (1.53%) Amazon Redshift
10 18 (1.53%) NoSQL
11 12 (1.02%) Crystal Reports
11 12 (1.02%) Metadata
12 11 (0.94%) Apache Hive
13 10 (0.85%) Oracle Database
14 9 (0.77%) Presto
15 8 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
15 8 (0.68%) Redis
Development Applications
1 56 (4.77%) JIRA
2 33 (2.81%) Git (software)
3 27 (2.30%) Jenkins
4 24 (2.05%) Selenium
5 9 (0.77%) GitLab
6 7 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 6 (0.51%) Cucumber
7 6 (0.51%) Gradle
7 6 (0.51%) WebDriver
8 5 (0.43%) Maven
8 5 (0.43%) Visual Studio
9 4 (0.34%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.34%) Postman
9 4 (0.34%) SpecFlow
9 4 (0.34%) Subversion
9 4 (0.34%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.34%) TestRail
10 3 (0.26%) Pylint
10 3 (0.26%) Sourcetree
10 3 (0.26%) TestNG
General
1 188 (16.03%) Analytical Skills
2 117 (9.97%) Finance
3 96 (8.18%) Pharmaceutical
4 65 (5.54%) Presentation Skills
5 63 (5.37%) Law
5 63 (5.37%) Marketing
6 62 (5.29%) Retail
7 57 (4.86%) Organisational Skills
8 54 (4.60%) Electronics
9 53 (4.52%) Games
10 47 (4.01%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 35 (2.98%) Legal
12 34 (2.90%) Manufacturing
13 28 (2.39%) Telecoms
14 19 (1.62%) Advertising
15 17 (1.45%) Influencing Skills
16 16 (1.36%) German Language
17 15 (1.28%) Humanities
18 13 (1.11%) Automotive
18 13 (1.11%) Wearables
Job Titles
1 183 (15.60%) Developer
2 128 (10.91%) Analyst
3 49 (4.18%) Support Engineer
4 45 (3.84%) Architect
5 42 (3.58%) Software Engineer
6 40 (3.41%) Software Developer
7 37 (3.15%) Programmer
8 35 (2.98%) C++ Developer
9 31 (2.64%) Consultant
9 31 (2.64%) IT Manager
9 31 (2.64%) IT Support
10 28 (2.39%) C# Developer
11 27 (2.30%) Administrator
11 27 (2.30%) Full Stack Developer
11 27 (2.30%) Senior Developer
12 25 (2.13%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 24 (2.05%) 2nd Line Support
13 24 (2.05%) Project Manager
14 23 (1.96%) Junior
14 23 (1.96%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (7.84%) .NET
2 63 (5.37%) CSS
3 52 (4.43%) React
4 43 (3.67%) HTML
5 40 (3.41%) AngularJS
6 34 (2.90%) Web Services
7 30 (2.56%) REST
8 27 (2.30%) Node.js
8 27 (2.30%) SOAP
9 21 (1.79%) XML
10 16 (1.36%) .NET Framework
11 13 (1.11%) .NET Core
11 13 (1.11%) ASP.NET
12 12 (1.02%) Django
13 11 (0.94%) Flask
13 11 (0.94%) WSDL
13 11 (0.94%) XSD
14 10 (0.85%) J2EE
14 10 (0.85%) JSON
14 10 (0.85%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 90 (7.67%) Self-Motivation
2 81 (6.91%) Life Science
3 73 (6.22%) Management Information System
4 54 (4.60%) Social Media
5 42 (3.58%) User Experience
6 30 (2.56%) Data Centre
7 28 (2.39%) Driving Licence
7 28 (2.39%) Mobile App
8 24 (2.05%) Algorithms
8 24 (2.05%) Biotechnology
9 22 (1.88%) Public Cloud
10 18 (1.53%) Digital Media
10 18 (1.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 18 (1.53%) VHDL
11 16 (1.36%) Embedded Systems
12 14 (1.19%) Reference Data
13 10 (0.85%) Analytical Mindset
13 10 (0.85%) Data Structures
13 10 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (0.85%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 171 (14.58%) Windows
2 103 (8.78%) Linux
3 47 (4.01%) Windows 10
4 45 (3.84%) Windows Server
5 30 (2.56%) Android
6 22 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (1.19%) Windows Server 2016
8 11 (0.94%) Apple iOS
8 11 (0.94%) Windows Server 2019
9 10 (0.85%) Unix
9 10 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (0.77%) Windows 7
11 8 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.60%) Mac OS
13 6 (0.51%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.51%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.43%) Embedded Linux
14 5 (0.43%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.34%) CentOS
15 4 (0.34%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 314 (26.77%) Problem-Solving
2 274 (23.36%) Agile Software Development
3 160 (13.64%) Project Management
4 105 (8.95%) ITIL
4 105 (8.95%) Software Engineering
5 97 (8.27%) Analytics
6 96 (8.18%) Time Management
7 84 (7.16%) SDLC
8 81 (6.91%) Scrum
9 78 (6.65%) DevOps
10 76 (6.48%) Continuous Improvement
11 74 (6.31%) Computer Science
12 72 (6.14%) Mentoring
13 71 (6.05%) Decision-Making
14 66 (5.63%) Data Science
14 66 (5.63%) Validation
15 61 (5.20%) Mathematics
16 58 (4.94%) Software Testing
17 56 (4.77%) Collaborative Working
17 56 (4.77%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 184 (15.69%) SQL
2 128 (10.91%) C#
3 104 (8.87%) Java
4 97 (8.27%) Python
5 89 (7.59%) C++
6 88 (7.50%) JavaScript
7 76 (6.48%) C
8 39 (3.32%) PowerShell
9 21 (1.79%) R
10 19 (1.62%) T-SQL
11 18 (1.53%) MATLAB
12 14 (1.19%) TypeScript
13 11 (0.94%) Bash Shell
13 11 (0.94%) VB.NET
14 7 (0.60%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.51%) Groovy
15 6 (0.51%) PHP
15 6 (0.51%) Ruby
15 6 (0.51%) VBA
16 4 (0.34%) Perl
Qualifications
1 231 (19.69%) Degree
2 34 (2.90%) PhD
3 33 (2.81%) Security Cleared
4 29 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (2.30%) SC Cleared
6 23 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
8 17 (1.45%) CCNA
9 15 (1.28%) CCNP
9 15 (1.28%) CISA
9 15 (1.28%) CISM
10 14 (1.19%) CCSA
10 14 (1.19%) CEH
10 14 (1.19%) CISSP
10 14 (1.19%) IISP
10 14 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
10 14 (1.19%) OSCP
11 13 (1.11%) MCSE
11 13 (1.11%) Numerate Degree
12 12 (1.02%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (4.77%) QA
2 52 (4.43%) Data Quality
3 51 (4.35%) SLA
4 28 (2.39%) GDPR
5 16 (1.36%) Good Clinical Practice
6 13 (1.11%) GxP
7 12 (1.02%) Accessibility
7 12 (1.02%) COBIT
8 11 (0.94%) GRC
9 10 (0.85%) CDISC
9 10 (0.85%) GMP
9 10 (0.85%) HIPAA
10 9 (0.77%) GLP
11 5 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 5 (0.43%) PMO
11 5 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 4 (0.34%) IEC 62304
13 3 (0.26%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 3 (0.26%) ISO 13485
14 1 (0.085%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 78 (6.65%) Active Directory
2 45 (3.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (3.58%) Docker
4 41 (3.50%) Hyper-V
5 17 (1.45%) vSphere
6 9 (0.77%) Firmware
7 5 (0.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 5 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.43%) XenApp
7 5 (0.43%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.085%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.085%) HDFS
10 1 (0.085%) KVM
10 1 (0.085%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 31 (2.64%) Kubernetes
2 23 (1.96%) SCCM
3 22 (1.88%) Terraform
4 14 (1.19%) QRadar
5 10 (0.85%) IBM BigFix
6 7 (0.60%) Ansible
7 5 (0.43%) Mesos
8 4 (0.34%) AirWatch
8 4 (0.34%) FlexNet
8 4 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (0.34%) Oracle EDQ
9 3 (0.26%) Computer Incident Response Team
9 3 (0.26%) WSUS
10 2 (0.17%) Grafana
10 2 (0.17%) Packer
10 2 (0.17%) PaperCut
10 2 (0.17%) Puppet
10 2 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.085%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.085%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 216 (18.41%) Microsoft
2 63 (5.37%) VMware
3 48 (4.09%) Instagram
4 45 (3.84%) Oracle
5 41 (3.50%) Google
6 38 (3.24%) Cisco
7 32 (2.73%) Apple
8 31 (2.64%) Facebook
9 29 (2.47%) Veeam
10 27 (2.30%) Citrix
11 26 (2.22%) IBM
11 26 (2.22%) Intel
12 25 (2.13%) SAP
13 20 (1.71%) OutSystems
13 20 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
14 18 (1.53%) Bloomberg
14 18 (1.53%) Informatica
14 18 (1.53%) Microsemi
14 18 (1.53%) ServiceNow
14 18 (1.53%) Xilinx