Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
England > East of England
6 months to
16 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 1 3 2
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 1,613 384 1,720
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 29.52% 21.44% 24.95%
As % of the General category 46.92% 47.29% 47.80%
Number of salaries quoted 748 300 1,226
10th Percentile £22,000 £25,750 £23,625
25th Percentile £28,500 £31,250 £29,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £42,500 £44,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.88% -3.41% +1.15%
75th Percentile £57,500 £58,750 £57,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +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 3,438 812 3,598
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 62.91% 45.34% 52.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1,632 616 2,554
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £25,000
25th Percentile £32,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £61,563 £60,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £73,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £53,700
% change year-on-year - +7.08% +2.99%

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 16 October 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 16 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
Hertfordshire 0 599 £35,000 -22.39% 174
Cambridgeshire +6 502 £45,000 -10.00% 188
Essex +4 248 £42,500 +13.33% 67
Bedfordshire +11 134 £45,000 +38.46% 33
Norfolk +4 65 £45,000 - 24
Suffolk +2 62 £35,500 +9.23% 23
Social Skills
England

For the 6 months to 16 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 East of England region with a requirement for Social Skills.

1 455 (28.21%) Problem-Solving
2 370 (22.94%) Degree
3 369 (22.88%) Agile Software Development
4 307 (19.03%) Microsoft
5 301 (18.66%) Analytical Skills
6 273 (16.92%) SQL
7 249 (15.44%) Windows
8 244 (15.13%) Project Management
9 209 (12.96%) Azure
10 208 (12.90%) Finance
11 199 (12.34%) Analytics
12 165 (10.23%) Pharmaceutical
13 147 (9.11%) C#
14 145 (8.99%) Management Information System
15 142 (8.80%) Active Directory
16 140 (8.68%) Software Engineering
17 139 (8.62%) Microsoft 365
18 137 (8.49%) SDLC
19 135 (8.37%) AWS
20 132 (8.18%) Validation
21 131 (8.12%) Time Management
22 130 (8.06%) Retail
23 128 (7.94%) Microsoft Office
24 125 (7.75%) Computer Science
25 123 (7.63%) ITIL
26 120 (7.44%) Java
26 120 (7.44%) Self-Motivation
27 117 (7.25%) Decision-Making
28 114 (7.07%) Mathematics
29 113 (7.01%) Data Management

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 53 (3.29%) SAS
2 44 (2.73%) IIS
3 34 (2.11%) SharePoint
4 27 (1.67%) Apache Spark
5 17 (1.05%) MS Exchange
6 15 (0.93%) CMS
7 14 (0.87%) Apache
8 13 (0.81%) Apache Solr
9 11 (0.68%) Apache Airflow
9 11 (0.68%) Confluence
9 11 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
9 11 (0.68%) WebLogic
10 9 (0.56%) Appian
11 6 (0.37%) Drupal
12 5 (0.31%) WordPress
13 4 (0.25%) EPiServer
13 4 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (0.25%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
14 3 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 128 (7.94%) Microsoft Office
2 111 (6.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 61 (3.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 40 (2.48%) Simulink
5 15 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.19%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.12%) Adobe XD
7 2 (0.12%) Sketch
8 1 (0.062%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.062%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.062%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.062%) Figma
8 1 (0.062%) InDesign
8 1 (0.062%) InVision
8 1 (0.062%) Oracle Smart View
8 1 (0.062%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (0.56%) Infor M3
1 9 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.31%) Maximo
3 4 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.25%) NetSuite
3 4 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.12%) Magento
4 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.12%) Raiser's Edge
4 2 (0.12%) Sprinklr
5 1 (0.062%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.062%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 1 (0.062%) JDE World
5 1 (0.062%) Orchard Housing
5 1 (0.062%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.062%) Shopify
5 1 (0.062%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 209 (12.96%) Azure
2 139 (8.62%) Microsoft 365
3 135 (8.37%) AWS
4 54 (3.35%) SaaS
5 49 (3.04%) Power Platform
6 32 (1.98%) Google Analytics
7 27 (1.67%) GCP
8 21 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
9 20 (1.24%) Power Automate
10 19 (1.18%) Serverless
11 15 (0.93%) GitHub
12 14 (0.87%) Veeva
13 13 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
14 12 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
14 12 (0.74%) OpenShift
15 11 (0.68%) IaaS
16 10 (0.62%) Amazon S3
16 10 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
17 8 (0.50%) OneDrive
17 8 (0.50%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 100 (6.20%) Firewall
2 70 (4.34%) WAN
3 69 (4.28%) LAN
4 51 (3.16%) DNS
5 49 (3.04%) TCP/IP
6 39 (2.42%) DHCP
7 38 (2.36%) Internet
8 36 (2.23%) Wi-Fi
9 30 (1.86%) VPN
10 26 (1.61%) MPLS
10 26 (1.61%) Wireless
11 23 (1.43%) Network Security
12 18 (1.12%) VLAN
13 16 (0.99%) ADSL
14 14 (0.87%) Broadband
14 14 (0.87%) VoIP
15 12 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
15 12 (0.74%) HTTP
15 12 (0.74%) NAS
16 10 (0.62%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (5.15%) SQL Server
2 40 (2.48%) Relational Database
3 38 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
3 38 (2.36%) Spotfire
4 37 (2.29%) MySQL
5 34 (2.11%) Power BI
6 33 (2.05%) Big Data
6 33 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
6 33 (2.05%) Tableau
7 26 (1.61%) Amazon Redshift
8 22 (1.36%) Apache Hive
8 22 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 21 (1.30%) NoSQL
10 20 (1.24%) Hadoop
10 20 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
11 17 (1.05%) Crystal Reports
11 17 (1.05%) Metadata
12 15 (0.93%) Amazon Aurora
12 15 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 13 (0.81%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 48 (2.98%) JIRA
2 47 (2.91%) Jenkins
3 41 (2.54%) Git (software)
4 19 (1.18%) GitLab
5 17 (1.05%) Selenium
6 15 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (0.74%) Maven
8 11 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 10 (0.62%) Visual Studio
10 6 (0.37%) Eclipse
11 5 (0.31%) Cucumber
11 5 (0.31%) Postman
11 5 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
11 5 (0.31%) TeamCity
11 5 (0.31%) WebDriver
12 4 (0.25%) Cypress.io
12 4 (0.25%) Toad
13 3 (0.19%) LabVIEW
13 3 (0.19%) NUnit
13 3 (0.19%) Subversion
General
1 301 (18.66%) Analytical Skills
2 208 (12.90%) Finance
3 165 (10.23%) Pharmaceutical
4 130 (8.06%) Retail
5 100 (6.20%) Law
6 99 (6.14%) Organisational Skills
7 90 (5.58%) Presentation Skills
8 88 (5.46%) Marketing
9 80 (4.96%) Games
10 78 (4.84%) Manufacturing
11 73 (4.53%) Electronics
12 71 (4.40%) Legal
13 70 (4.34%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 58 (3.60%) Influencing Skills
15 30 (1.86%) Telecoms
16 26 (1.61%) Advertising
17 21 (1.30%) Humanities
18 20 (1.24%) Public Sector
19 19 (1.18%) Automotive
20 17 (1.05%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 207 (12.83%) Analyst
2 188 (11.66%) Developer
3 93 (5.77%) Support Engineer
4 83 (5.15%) Architect
5 63 (3.91%) Consultant
6 57 (3.53%) Software Engineer
7 54 (3.35%) IT Manager
8 52 (3.22%) IT Support
8 52 (3.22%) Project Manager
9 46 (2.85%) Programmer
10 40 (2.48%) Senior Manager
11 38 (2.36%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 38 (2.36%) C# Developer
12 37 (2.29%) Junior
13 36 (2.23%) 2nd Line Support
13 36 (2.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 35 (2.17%) Support Analyst
15 34 (2.11%) Full Stack Developer
16 33 (2.05%) C++ Developer
16 33 (2.05%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (6.88%) .NET
2 63 (3.91%) CSS
3 59 (3.66%) Web Services
4 51 (3.16%) HTML
5 49 (3.04%) React
6 31 (1.92%) REST
7 29 (1.80%) AngularJS
8 23 (1.43%) Node.js
9 22 (1.36%) XML
10 21 (1.30%) SOAP
11 19 (1.18%) JSON
12 16 (0.99%) .NET Framework
12 16 (0.99%) RESTful
13 15 (0.93%) .NET Core
13 15 (0.93%) jQuery
13 15 (0.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 15 (0.93%) WPF
14 13 (0.81%) ASP.NET Web API
14 13 (0.81%) Entity Framework
14 13 (0.81%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 145 (8.99%) Management Information System
2 120 (7.44%) Self-Motivation
3 98 (6.08%) Life Science
4 94 (5.83%) Social Media
5 49 (3.04%) Data Centre
6 48 (2.98%) User Experience
7 46 (2.85%) Algorithms
8 39 (2.42%) Driving Licence
9 36 (2.23%) Public Cloud
10 29 (1.80%) Mobile App
11 25 (1.55%) Reference Data
12 24 (1.49%) Blog
12 24 (1.49%) EPoS
13 22 (1.36%) Data Structures
13 22 (1.36%) Embedded Systems
14 20 (1.24%) Biotechnology
14 20 (1.24%) Digital Media
15 17 (1.05%) Tandem
15 17 (1.05%) Taxonomies
16 15 (0.93%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 249 (15.44%) Windows
2 101 (6.26%) Linux
3 80 (4.96%) Windows Server
4 74 (4.59%) Windows 10
5 51 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (2.17%) Android
7 27 (1.67%) Windows Server 2016
7 27 (1.67%) Windows Server 2019
8 25 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (0.99%) Apple iOS
10 15 (0.93%) Windows 8
11 11 (0.68%) Mac OS X
11 11 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (0.62%) Windows 7
13 9 (0.56%) Unix
14 7 (0.43%) Windows XP
15 6 (0.37%) Mac OS
15 6 (0.37%) Ubuntu
16 5 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
16 5 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 455 (28.21%) Problem-Solving
2 369 (22.88%) Agile Software Development
3 244 (15.13%) Project Management
4 199 (12.34%) Analytics
5 140 (8.68%) Software Engineering
6 137 (8.49%) SDLC
7 132 (8.18%) Validation
8 131 (8.12%) Time Management
9 125 (7.75%) Computer Science
10 123 (7.63%) ITIL
11 117 (7.25%) Decision-Making
12 114 (7.07%) Mathematics
13 113 (7.01%) Data Management
14 111 (6.88%) DevOps
14 111 (6.88%) Mentoring
15 99 (6.14%) Scrum
16 98 (6.08%) Continuous Improvement
17 94 (5.83%) Data Science
18 80 (4.96%) Migration
19 75 (4.65%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 273 (16.92%) SQL
2 147 (9.11%) C#
3 120 (7.44%) Java
4 112 (6.94%) Python
5 106 (6.57%) JavaScript
6 100 (6.20%) C++
7 87 (5.39%) C
8 51 (3.16%) PowerShell
9 33 (2.05%) R
10 29 (1.80%) MATLAB
11 25 (1.55%) VBA
12 21 (1.30%) T-SQL
13 14 (0.87%) Groovy
14 12 (0.74%) PHP
14 12 (0.74%) PL/SQL
15 11 (0.68%) Java 8
16 6 (0.37%) Bash Shell
16 6 (0.37%) Go
16 6 (0.37%) TypeScript
17 5 (0.31%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 370 (22.94%) Degree
2 63 (3.91%) Security Cleared
3 46 (2.85%) SC Cleared
4 40 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
5 32 (1.98%) CCNA
6 27 (1.67%) PhD
7 26 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
8 25 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
8 25 (1.55%) Numerate Degree
9 18 (1.12%) DBS Check
10 16 (0.99%) CEH
10 16 (0.99%) MCSA
11 15 (0.93%) MCP
12 14 (0.87%) MCSE
13 13 (0.81%) HNC
14 12 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
14 12 (0.74%) CCNP
15 11 (0.68%) PMI Certification
16 10 (0.62%) HND
16 10 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (5.33%) Data Quality
2 71 (4.40%) SLA
3 67 (4.15%) QA
4 45 (2.79%) GDPR
5 29 (1.80%) Good Clinical Practice
6 21 (1.30%) GxP
7 16 (0.99%) HIPAA
8 15 (0.93%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 15 (0.93%) GMP
9 14 (0.87%) Accessibility
10 12 (0.74%) CDISC
11 11 (0.68%) PMO
12 10 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 9 (0.56%) GLP
14 7 (0.43%) GRC
15 3 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
15 3 (0.19%) IEC 62304
15 3 (0.19%) ISO 13485
15 3 (0.19%) ISO 22301
15 3 (0.19%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 142 (8.80%) Active Directory
2 68 (4.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (3.97%) Hyper-V
4 56 (3.47%) Docker
5 29 (1.80%) vSphere
6 14 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (0.81%) XenApp
7 13 (0.81%) XenDesktop
8 11 (0.68%) Firmware
9 10 (0.62%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 5 (0.31%) KVM
10 5 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.12%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 53 (3.29%) Kubernetes
2 45 (2.79%) SCCM
3 33 (2.05%) Terraform
4 16 (0.99%) Microsoft Intune
5 13 (0.81%) Oracle EDQ
6 12 (0.74%) WSUS
7 11 (0.68%) Ansible
8 10 (0.62%) Mesos
9 6 (0.37%) QRadar
10 5 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
10 5 (0.31%) SolarWinds Orion
10 5 (0.31%) vCenter Server
11 4 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 3 (0.19%) Computer Incident Response Team
13 2 (0.12%) Backup Exec
13 2 (0.12%) Grafana
14 1 (0.062%) BMC PATROL
14 1 (0.062%) Cisco Prime
14 1 (0.062%) Stealthwatch
14 1 (0.062%) WMI
Vendors
1 307 (19.03%) Microsoft
2 101 (6.26%) VMware
3 77 (4.77%) Oracle
4 71 (4.40%) Google
5 60 (3.72%) Cisco
6 49 (3.04%) Facebook
7 46 (2.85%) Citrix
8 44 (2.73%) Apple
9 42 (2.60%) SAP
10 41 (2.54%) Veeam
11 23 (1.43%) HP
12 22 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
13 20 (1.24%) OutSystems
14 16 (0.99%) CheckPoint
14 16 (0.99%) Informatica
15 14 (0.87%) Splunk
15 14 (0.87%) Zscaler
16 13 (0.81%) MuleSoft
16 13 (0.81%) SolarWinds
16 13 (0.81%) Twitter