Period
to 17 May 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 17 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
England > East of England
6 months to
17 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 854 1,179 2,125
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 21.99% 26.15% 26.20%
As % of the General category 38.84% 45.68% 48.76%
Number of salaries quoted 480 844 1,459
10th Percentile £27,975 £25,936 £23,500
25th Percentile £33,686 £34,441 £29,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -4.49%
75th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £56,250
90th Percentile £75,250 £75,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%

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 2,199 2,581 4,358
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 56.63% 57.24% 53.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1,205 1,810 3,156
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £25,383
25th Percentile £35,428 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -5.26%
75th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +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 17 May 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 17 May 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
Cambridgeshire 0 310 £47,500 +18.75% 85
Hertfordshire -1 308 £50,000 -4.76% 106
Essex -2 120 £42,750 +14.00% 53
Bedfordshire -1 67 £52,500 -4.55% 26
Norfolk +12 28 £35,500 -5.96% 9
Suffolk +9 21 £34,119 -31.76% 14
Social Skills
England

For the 6 months to 17 May 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.

1 215 (25.18%) Problem-Solving
2 213 (24.94%) Agile Software Development
3 193 (22.60%) Degree
4 180 (21.08%) Microsoft
5 143 (16.74%) Windows
6 127 (14.87%) SQL
7 122 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
8 114 (13.35%) Linux
9 111 (13.00%) C#
10 94 (11.01%) Azure
11 92 (10.77%) ITIL
12 90 (10.54%) Project Management
13 88 (10.30%) Finance
14 87 (10.19%) Microsoft 365
15 78 (9.13%) .NET
16 77 (9.02%) Software Engineering
17 75 (8.78%) Computer Science
18 74 (8.67%) DevOps
19 68 (7.96%) Python
20 67 (7.85%) C++
20 67 (7.85%) JavaScript
21 64 (7.49%) Continuous Improvement
22 63 (7.38%) C
23 62 (7.26%) Management Information System
24 59 (6.91%) Java
25 58 (6.79%) Cybersecurity
25 58 (6.79%) AWS
25 58 (6.79%) Git (software)
25 58 (6.79%) Self-Motivation
26 57 (6.67%) CSS

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 31 (3.63%) SAS
2 30 (3.51%) SharePoint
3 16 (1.87%) IIS
3 16 (1.87%) Skype for Business
4 15 (1.76%) Confluence
5 13 (1.52%) CMS
6 11 (1.29%) MS Exchange
7 9 (1.05%) WebSphere
8 8 (0.94%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.59%) Apache Airflow
9 5 (0.59%) Jupyter
10 3 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.35%) OpenEdge
11 2 (0.23%) Drupal
11 2 (0.23%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.23%) Kentico
11 2 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.12%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 50 (5.85%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (3.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.29%) Simulink
4 10 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (1.17%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.70%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.59%) Figma
6 5 (0.59%) Sketch
6 5 (0.59%) Zeplin
7 1 (0.12%) Camtasia
7 1 (0.12%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.12%) InVision
7 1 (0.12%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 12 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.35%) Magento
3 3 (0.35%) SAP HCM
4 2 (0.23%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.23%) Orchard Housing
4 2 (0.23%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.23%) SAP Payroll
4 2 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.12%) Lawson
5 1 (0.12%) Maximo
5 1 (0.12%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.12%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 94 (11.01%) Azure
2 87 (10.19%) Microsoft 365
3 58 (6.79%) AWS
4 26 (3.04%) Power Platform
5 24 (2.81%) SaaS
6 19 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
7 18 (2.11%) OpenShift
8 17 (1.99%) Serverless
9 15 (1.76%) Amazon S3
9 15 (1.76%) Dynamics 365
10 13 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
10 13 (1.52%) AWS Lambda
11 10 (1.17%) Google Analytics
12 8 (0.94%) GCP
12 8 (0.94%) OneDrive
13 6 (0.70%) Apple Pay
13 6 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
13 6 (0.70%) GitHub
13 6 (0.70%) Google Pay
13 6 (0.70%) Samsung Pay
Communications & Networking
1 42 (4.92%) Firewall
2 23 (2.69%) DNS
3 20 (2.34%) Internet
3 20 (2.34%) WAN
4 18 (2.11%) TCP/IP
4 18 (2.11%) VPN
5 17 (1.99%) LAN
5 17 (1.99%) Wi-Fi
6 16 (1.87%) Modbus
6 16 (1.87%) Network Security
6 16 (1.87%) RS-422
6 16 (1.87%) RS-485
6 16 (1.87%) Skype
7 15 (1.76%) DHCP
8 13 (1.52%) BGP
8 13 (1.52%) Intrusion Detection
8 13 (1.52%) VLAN
9 11 (1.29%) HTTP
9 11 (1.29%) Wireless
10 10 (1.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (6.44%) SQL Server
2 27 (3.16%) Relational Database
3 25 (2.93%) Power BI
4 20 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (1.64%) GIS
7 12 (1.41%) NoSQL
7 12 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (1.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 11 (1.29%) Tableau
9 10 (1.17%) MongoDB
10 9 (1.05%) MySQL
10 9 (1.05%) Spotfire
11 8 (0.94%) Crystal Reports
11 8 (0.94%) Redis
12 6 (0.70%) Oracle Database
13 5 (0.59%) BigQuery
13 5 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (0.35%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 58 (6.79%) Git (software)
2 45 (5.27%) JIRA
3 33 (3.86%) Jenkins
4 16 (1.87%) Selenium
5 11 (1.29%) Gradle
5 11 (1.29%) TeamCity
6 10 (1.17%) GoCD
7 9 (1.05%) Visual Studio
8 6 (0.70%) Cucumber
8 6 (0.70%) GitLab
8 6 (0.70%) Grunt
8 6 (0.70%) gulp
8 6 (0.70%) Postman
8 6 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (0.59%) Maven
10 4 (0.47%) Subversion
11 3 (0.35%) Bitbucket
11 3 (0.35%) Mercurial
11 3 (0.35%) SpecFlow
11 3 (0.35%) WebDriver
General
1 122 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (10.30%) Finance
3 47 (5.50%) Organisational Skills
4 43 (5.04%) Electronics
4 43 (5.04%) Presentation Skills
5 42 (4.92%) Pharmaceutical
6 40 (4.68%) Law
6 40 (4.68%) Marketing
7 39 (4.57%) Telecoms
8 36 (4.22%) Games
9 30 (3.51%) Retail
10 24 (2.81%) German Language
11 20 (2.34%) Legal
12 19 (2.22%) French Language
13 16 (1.87%) Manufacturing
14 15 (1.76%) Back Office
14 15 (1.76%) Spanish Language
14 15 (1.76%) Wearables
15 13 (1.52%) Humanities
16 11 (1.29%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 153 (17.92%) Developer
2 107 (12.53%) Analyst
3 47 (5.50%) Software Developer
4 43 (5.04%) Software Engineer
5 34 (3.98%) Senior Developer
6 32 (3.75%) IT Manager
6 32 (3.75%) Programmer
7 28 (3.28%) Architect
8 24 (2.81%) C++ Developer
8 24 (2.81%) Consultant
9 23 (2.69%) .NET Developer
9 23 (2.69%) Java Developer
10 21 (2.46%) C# Developer
10 21 (2.46%) DevOps Engineer
10 21 (2.46%) Senior Analyst
10 21 (2.46%) Support Engineer
11 19 (2.22%) Full Stack Developer
11 19 (2.22%) Project Manager
11 19 (2.22%) Statistical Programmer
12 18 (2.11%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (9.13%) .NET
2 57 (6.67%) CSS
3 49 (5.74%) HTML
4 48 (5.62%) React
5 38 (4.45%) REST
6 33 (3.86%) AngularJS
7 29 (3.40%) Node.js
8 25 (2.93%) SOAP
9 24 (2.81%) Web Services
10 21 (2.46%) ASP.NET
11 20 (2.34%) XML
12 19 (2.22%) .NET Core
13 18 (2.11%) .NET Framework
13 18 (2.11%) HTML5
14 16 (1.87%) Ajax
15 14 (1.64%) J2EE
16 13 (1.52%) ASP.NET Web API
16 13 (1.52%) Spring
17 11 (1.29%) WSDL
17 11 (1.29%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 62 (7.26%) Management Information System
2 58 (6.79%) Self-Motivation
3 51 (5.97%) User Experience
4 47 (5.50%) Life Science
5 20 (2.34%) Social Media
6 18 (2.11%) Data Centre
6 18 (2.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 18 (2.11%) VHDL
7 17 (1.99%) Algorithms
8 14 (1.64%) Analytical Mindset
8 14 (1.64%) Embedded Systems
9 13 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (1.41%) Cyberthreat
10 12 (1.41%) Driving Licence
11 11 (1.29%) Security Operations Centre
12 10 (1.17%) Client/Server
12 10 (1.17%) Cyberattack
13 9 (1.05%) Biotechnology
14 8 (0.94%) Spread Betting
14 8 (0.94%) STB
Operating Systems
1 143 (16.74%) Windows
2 114 (13.35%) Linux
3 34 (3.98%) Windows Server
4 33 (3.86%) Windows 10
5 20 (2.34%) Android
6 13 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (1.05%) Ubuntu
7 9 (1.05%) Windows 7
8 8 (0.94%) Apple iOS
8 8 (0.94%) Unix
8 8 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.59%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (0.47%) CentOS
11 3 (0.35%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2019
13 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (25.18%) Problem-Solving
2 213 (24.94%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (10.77%) ITIL
4 90 (10.54%) Project Management
5 77 (9.02%) Software Engineering
6 75 (8.78%) Computer Science
7 74 (8.67%) DevOps
8 64 (7.49%) Continuous Improvement
9 58 (6.79%) Cybersecurity
10 56 (6.56%) Analytics
11 54 (6.32%) Mathematics
11 54 (6.32%) Time Management
12 49 (5.74%) Mentoring
13 48 (5.62%) Decision-Making
14 45 (5.27%) Data Analysis
15 44 (5.15%) SDLC
16 43 (5.04%) Software Testing
17 42 (4.92%) Customer Requirements
18 39 (4.57%) Continuous Integration
18 39 (4.57%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 127 (14.87%) SQL
2 111 (13.00%) C#
3 68 (7.96%) Python
4 67 (7.85%) C++
4 67 (7.85%) JavaScript
5 63 (7.38%) C
6 59 (6.91%) Java
7 31 (3.63%) PowerShell
8 26 (3.04%) Bash Shell
9 20 (2.34%) T-SQL
10 19 (2.22%) TypeScript
11 17 (1.99%) VB.NET
12 10 (1.17%) MATLAB
12 10 (1.17%) R
13 6 (0.70%) PHP
14 4 (0.47%) Ruby
14 4 (0.47%) VB
14 4 (0.47%) VB6
15 3 (0.35%) Perl
16 2 (0.23%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 193 (22.60%) Degree
2 27 (3.16%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (3.16%) Computer Science Degree
3 25 (2.93%) Security Cleared
4 21 (2.46%) SC Cleared
5 20 (2.34%) PhD
6 18 (2.11%) CISSP
6 18 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 17 (1.99%) CISM
7 17 (1.99%) PMP
8 16 (1.87%) CCNA
9 15 (1.76%) PMI Certification
10 14 (1.64%) OSCP
11 13 (1.52%) CCSA
11 13 (1.52%) CEH
11 13 (1.52%) CISA
11 13 (1.52%) IISP
12 12 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (1.29%) CCNP
14 9 (1.05%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.33%) SLA
2 35 (4.10%) QA
3 21 (2.46%) GDPR
4 20 (2.34%) COBIT
5 19 (2.22%) Data Quality
6 14 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (1.17%) GRC
7 10 (1.17%) HIPAA
8 9 (1.05%) CDISC
9 8 (0.94%) GxP
10 7 (0.82%) IEC 62304
10 7 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 5 (0.59%) ISO 26262
11 5 (0.59%) WCAG
12 4 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
12 4 (0.47%) IEC 61508
12 4 (0.47%) MISRA
12 4 (0.47%) MISRA C
12 4 (0.47%) PMO
13 3 (0.35%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 48 (5.62%) Active Directory
2 32 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (3.28%) Hyper-V
4 27 (3.16%) Docker
5 11 (1.29%) vSphere
6 8 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (0.70%) Firmware
8 4 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.12%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.12%) HDFS
11 1 (0.12%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 25 (2.93%) Ansible
2 24 (2.81%) Kubernetes
3 23 (2.69%) Terraform
4 15 (1.76%) IBM BigFix
5 13 (1.52%) QRadar
6 10 (1.17%) Rancher
6 10 (1.17%) Rundeck
7 9 (1.05%) SCCM
8 5 (0.59%) Puppet
9 4 (0.47%) AirWatch
9 4 (0.47%) FlexNet
10 2 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.23%) PaperCut
10 2 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.12%) Computer Incident Response Team
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle EDQ
11 1 (0.12%) Packer
11 1 (0.12%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.12%) SCSM
11 1 (0.12%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 180 (21.08%) Microsoft
2 44 (5.15%) VMware
3 31 (3.63%) Cisco
3 31 (3.63%) Google
4 29 (3.40%) IBM
5 27 (3.16%) Oracle
6 25 (2.93%) Intel
7 23 (2.69%) Salesforce.com
8 20 (2.34%) Red Hat
8 20 (2.34%) ServiceNow
8 20 (2.34%) Splunk
9 18 (2.11%) Bloomberg
10 17 (1.99%) ANSYS
10 17 (1.99%) SAP
10 17 (1.99%) Xilinx
11 16 (1.87%) CheckPoint
11 16 (1.87%) Instagram
12 14 (1.64%) Veeam
13 13 (1.52%) Avaya
13 13 (1.52%) Facebook