Period
to 17 January 2022

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 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
England > East of England
6 months to
17 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1 2 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 0
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 1,946 568 1,530
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 34.29% 24.40% 24.73%
As % of the General category 51.70% 48.38% 44.96%
Number of salaries quoted 759 394 1,077
10th Percentile £22,000 £25,825 £24,836
25th Percentile £27,500 £32,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £43,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.05% -3.33% +8.04%
75th Percentile £57,750 £57,500 £58,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £73,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%

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 3,764 1,174 3,403
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 66.33% 50.43% 55.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1,630 813 2,318
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £25,998
25th Percentile £31,250 £33,375 £34,264
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £46,500 £47,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.15% -1.06% +4.44%
75th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £73,750 £73,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

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 January 2022.

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 January 2022. 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 0 762 £35,000 -17.65% 153
Cambridgeshire +3 558 £46,750 -1.58% 164
Essex +2 309 £42,500 +14.68% 67
Bedfordshire +4 179 £45,000 -14.29% 22
Suffolk +1 80 £36,000 +10.77% 15
Norfolk +5 60 £27,500 -29.03% 16
East Anglia - 7 £65,000 - 10
Social Skills
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2022, 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.

1 552 (28.37%) Problem-Solving
2 485 (24.92%) Analytical Skills
3 477 (24.51%) Degree
4 404 (20.76%) Agile Software Development
5 399 (20.50%) SQL
6 387 (19.89%) Microsoft
7 322 (16.55%) Analytics
8 306 (15.72%) Windows
9 267 (13.72%) Software Engineering
10 262 (13.46%) Project Management
11 255 (13.10%) Azure
12 254 (13.05%) Retail
13 241 (12.38%) Finance
14 229 (11.77%) Computer Science
15 192 (9.87%) Organisational Skills
16 188 (9.66%) Python
17 181 (9.30%) Self-Motivation
18 179 (9.20%) ITIL
18 179 (9.20%) C++
19 176 (9.04%) Mathematics
20 174 (8.94%) Microsoft Excel
20 174 (8.94%) Active Directory
21 166 (8.53%) Microsoft 365
22 164 (8.43%) C
23 163 (8.38%) Mentoring
24 162 (8.32%) Linux
25 158 (8.12%) Pharmaceutical
26 155 (7.97%) C#
27 154 (7.91%) AWS
28 153 (7.86%) Management Information System

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 51 (2.62%) SAS
2 50 (2.57%) SharePoint
3 37 (1.90%) Apache Spark
4 31 (1.59%) IIS
5 26 (1.34%) MS Exchange
6 22 (1.13%) Apache
7 20 (1.03%) CMS
8 15 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (0.46%) Appian
9 9 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (0.41%) Confluence
10 8 (0.41%) Jupyter
11 7 (0.36%) Apache Solr
12 6 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
12 6 (0.31%) Skype for Business
13 5 (0.26%) Drupal
13 5 (0.26%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.26%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.26%) WordPress
14 4 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 174 (8.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 150 (7.71%) Microsoft Office
3 70 (3.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (1.23%) Simulink
5 19 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.41%) Sketch
7 7 (0.36%) InVision
7 7 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.31%) Zeplin
9 5 (0.26%) Acrobat
10 4 (0.21%) Camtasia
10 4 (0.21%) MS Visio
11 2 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.10%) Adobe XD
11 2 (0.10%) InDesign
11 2 (0.10%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.051%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.051%) Oracle Smart View
Business Applications
1 10 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.26%) NetSuite
3 5 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
3 5 (0.26%) SAP BPC
4 4 (0.21%) Infor M3
4 4 (0.21%) Maximo
4 4 (0.21%) Primavera
4 4 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.15%) Eloqua
5 3 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.10%) Raiser's Edge
6 2 (0.10%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.10%) SAP APO
6 2 (0.10%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.10%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.10%) SAP Payroll
6 2 (0.10%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 255 (13.10%) Azure
2 166 (8.53%) Microsoft 365
3 154 (7.91%) AWS
4 68 (3.49%) SaaS
5 44 (2.26%) Power Platform
6 38 (1.95%) Serverless
7 33 (1.70%) GCP
8 28 (1.44%) Azure Active Directory
9 21 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
9 21 (1.08%) Google Analytics
10 20 (1.03%) OpenShift
11 16 (0.82%) Amazon S3
11 16 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
12 15 (0.77%) GitHub
13 14 (0.72%) Azure Pipelines
13 14 (0.72%) Power Automate
13 14 (0.72%) Veeva
14 13 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
15 11 (0.57%) IaaS
15 11 (0.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 101 (5.19%) Firewall
2 74 (3.80%) DNS
3 69 (3.55%) LAN
4 62 (3.19%) WAN
5 49 (2.52%) DHCP
6 39 (2.00%) TCP/IP
7 33 (1.70%) Internet
8 29 (1.49%) Network Security
9 27 (1.39%) Profibus
9 27 (1.39%) Wireless
10 22 (1.13%) VPN
11 19 (0.98%) VoIP
12 17 (0.87%) HTTP
12 17 (0.87%) Kerberos
12 17 (0.87%) VLAN
12 17 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
13 14 (0.72%) ADSL
14 13 (0.67%) SAN
15 11 (0.57%) Skype
16 9 (0.46%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (5.45%) SQL Server
2 37 (1.90%) Tableau
3 33 (1.70%) MySQL
3 33 (1.70%) Spotfire
4 30 (1.54%) Power BI
5 27 (1.39%) NoSQL
5 27 (1.39%) Relational Database
6 24 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
7 22 (1.13%) Big Data
8 21 (1.08%) Hadoop
9 20 (1.03%) SQL Server 2014
10 19 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
11 18 (0.92%) MongoDB
12 17 (0.87%) Apache Hive
13 16 (0.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 16 (0.82%) Oracle Database
14 15 (0.77%) Crystal Reports
15 13 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
15 13 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
16 10 (0.51%) Metadata
Development Applications
1 51 (2.62%) Jenkins
2 47 (2.42%) Git (software)
3 40 (2.06%) Visual Studio
4 36 (1.85%) JIRA
5 32 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
6 23 (1.18%) Selenium
7 17 (0.87%) Maven
8 15 (0.77%) GitLab
9 10 (0.51%) Toad
10 9 (0.46%) Cypress.io
11 7 (0.36%) Postman
11 7 (0.36%) Zephyr
12 5 (0.26%) Android Studio
12 5 (0.26%) Gerrit
12 5 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 4 (0.21%) Cucumber
13 4 (0.21%) Mocha
13 4 (0.21%) Visual Studio Code
13 4 (0.21%) webpack
14 3 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 485 (24.92%) Analytical Skills
2 254 (13.05%) Retail
3 241 (12.38%) Finance
4 192 (9.87%) Organisational Skills
5 158 (8.12%) Pharmaceutical
6 141 (7.25%) Public Sector
7 100 (5.14%) Law
8 89 (4.57%) Influencing Skills
9 88 (4.52%) Presentation Skills
10 81 (4.16%) Manufacturing
11 79 (4.06%) Legal
12 77 (3.96%) Marketing
13 73 (3.75%) Electronics
14 63 (3.24%) Games
15 57 (2.93%) Automotive
16 56 (2.88%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 48 (2.47%) Local Government
18 44 (2.26%) Social Housing
19 35 (1.80%) Telecoms
20 20 (1.03%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 273 (14.03%) Analyst
2 164 (8.43%) Developer
3 126 (6.47%) Software Engineer
4 116 (5.96%) Architect
5 115 (5.91%) Support Engineer
6 111 (5.70%) Consultant
7 103 (5.29%) Analytics Manager
8 71 (3.65%) IT Manager
9 68 (3.49%) Project Manager
10 61 (3.13%) IT Support
10 61 (3.13%) Planning Manager
11 51 (2.62%) Senior Manager
11 51 (2.62%) Senior Software Engineer
12 49 (2.52%) Supply Chain Manager
13 45 (2.31%) Implementation Consultant
14 44 (2.26%) Programmer
14 44 (2.26%) Support Analyst
15 43 (2.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 42 (2.16%) C# Developer
16 42 (2.16%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (5.81%) .NET
2 60 (3.08%) HTML
3 54 (2.77%) CSS
4 53 (2.72%) Web Services
5 51 (2.62%) JSON
6 48 (2.47%) XML
7 43 (2.21%) .NET Framework
8 42 (2.16%) React
9 30 (1.54%) Node.js
10 28 (1.44%) RESTful
11 26 (1.34%) .NET Core
11 26 (1.34%) Yocto
12 24 (1.23%) REST
13 22 (1.13%) jQuery
13 22 (1.13%) Velocity
14 19 (0.98%) HTML5
14 19 (0.98%) Spring Boot
15 18 (0.92%) Kafka
15 18 (0.92%) TensorFlow
16 17 (0.87%) JavaFX
Miscellaneous
1 181 (9.30%) Self-Motivation
2 153 (7.86%) Management Information System
3 123 (6.32%) Algorithms
4 96 (4.93%) User Experience
5 79 (4.06%) Life Science
6 62 (3.19%) Social Media
7 61 (3.13%) FMCG
8 58 (2.98%) Data Centre
9 55 (2.83%) Smartphone
10 45 (2.31%) Driving Licence
11 44 (2.26%) Housing Association
12 33 (1.70%) Data Structures
13 27 (1.39%) CAN bus
13 27 (1.39%) SCADA
14 26 (1.34%) Device Driver
15 24 (1.23%) EPoS
15 24 (1.23%) Robotics
16 23 (1.18%) Public Cloud
17 20 (1.03%) Legacy Code
17 20 (1.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 306 (15.72%) Windows
2 162 (8.32%) Linux
3 102 (5.24%) Windows Server
4 69 (3.55%) Windows 10
5 63 (3.24%) Android
6 50 (2.57%) Unix
7 43 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 33 (1.70%) Windows Server 2016
9 27 (1.39%) Windows Server 2019
10 24 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (0.72%) Windows 8
12 11 (0.57%) Apple iOS
12 11 (0.57%) Ubuntu
13 10 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (0.51%) Windows 7
14 5 (0.26%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.26%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.15%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.051%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 552 (28.37%) Problem-Solving
2 404 (20.76%) Agile Software Development
3 322 (16.55%) Analytics
4 267 (13.72%) Software Engineering
5 262 (13.46%) Project Management
6 229 (11.77%) Computer Science
7 179 (9.20%) ITIL
8 176 (9.04%) Mathematics
9 163 (8.38%) Mentoring
10 147 (7.55%) Continuous Improvement
11 146 (7.50%) SDLC
12 144 (7.40%) Decision-Making
13 143 (7.35%) DevOps
14 142 (7.30%) Data Analysis
15 138 (7.09%) Risk Management
16 132 (6.78%) Logistics
17 131 (6.73%) Validation
18 130 (6.68%) Data Science
19 129 (6.63%) Time Management
20 114 (5.86%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 399 (20.50%) SQL
2 188 (9.66%) Python
3 179 (9.20%) C++
4 164 (8.43%) C
5 155 (7.97%) C#
6 119 (6.12%) VBA
7 99 (5.09%) Java
8 97 (4.98%) JavaScript
9 44 (2.26%) PowerShell
10 36 (1.85%) R
11 31 (1.59%) MATLAB
12 25 (1.28%) TypeScript
13 18 (0.92%) Java 8
14 17 (0.87%) T-SQL
15 13 (0.67%) PHP
16 10 (0.51%) Groovy
17 8 (0.41%) Julia
18 7 (0.36%) ES6
18 7 (0.36%) Go
19 5 (0.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 477 (24.51%) Degree
2 124 (6.37%) DBS Check
3 122 (6.27%) Security Cleared
4 59 (3.03%) SC Cleared
5 53 (2.72%) Computer Science Degree
6 39 (2.00%) HNC
7 38 (1.95%) PhD
8 35 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
9 28 (1.44%) Master's Degree
10 27 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
10 27 (1.39%) NVQ Level 3
11 24 (1.23%) CCNA
12 22 (1.13%) ISEB
13 21 (1.08%) ISTQB
14 20 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 15 (0.77%) Numerate Degree
15 15 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 14 (0.72%) MCP
17 12 (0.62%) MCSA
17 12 (0.62%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (6.12%) QA
2 111 (5.70%) SLA
3 64 (3.29%) Data Quality
4 46 (2.36%) GDPR
5 23 (1.18%) Good Clinical Practice
6 18 (0.92%) GxP
7 16 (0.82%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 16 (0.82%) IEC 62304
8 15 (0.77%) CDISC
9 14 (0.72%) IEC 61508
9 14 (0.72%) ISO 26262
9 14 (0.72%) PMO
10 12 (0.62%) GLP
11 10 (0.51%) HIPAA
12 9 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 6 (0.31%) Accessibility
13 6 (0.31%) GMP
13 6 (0.31%) PCI DSS
14 5 (0.26%) GRC
14 5 (0.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 174 (8.94%) Active Directory
2 65 (3.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (3.29%) Docker
4 57 (2.93%) Hyper-V
5 36 (1.85%) Firmware
6 27 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
7 18 (0.92%) vSphere
8 9 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (0.41%) LXC
9 8 (0.41%) XenApp
9 8 (0.41%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 5 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.21%) KVM
13 2 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.051%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.051%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 71 (3.65%) Kubernetes
2 51 (2.62%) SCCM
3 39 (2.00%) Terraform
4 27 (1.39%) Ansible
4 27 (1.39%) Microsoft Intune
5 12 (0.62%) Kibana
6 10 (0.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 10 (0.51%) WSUS
7 9 (0.46%) Oracle EDQ
8 8 (0.41%) Cisco IPCC
8 8 (0.41%) Puppet
9 6 (0.31%) Mesos
10 5 (0.26%) SCVMM
10 5 (0.26%) SolarWinds Orion
10 5 (0.26%) vCenter Server
11 3 (0.15%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 3 (0.15%) FortiGate
11 3 (0.15%) SCOM
11 3 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.15%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 387 (19.89%) Microsoft
2 102 (5.24%) NEC
2 102 (5.24%) Northgate
3 91 (4.68%) VMware
4 74 (3.80%) Oracle
5 67 (3.44%) Google
6 53 (2.72%) Cisco
7 49 (2.52%) SAP
8 43 (2.21%) Citrix
9 37 (1.90%) Veeam
10 34 (1.75%) HP
11 33 (1.70%) Siemens
12 30 (1.54%) Facebook
13 25 (1.28%) Adobe
13 25 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
14 21 (1.08%) Apple
15 20 (1.03%) ServiceNow
16 18 (0.92%) CheckPoint
17 17 (0.87%) Remedy
18 14 (0.72%) Splunk