Period
to 22 June 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Influencing Skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Influencing Skills over the 6 months to 22 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Influencing Skills
UK > England
6 months to
22 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 263 322 258
Rank change year-on-year +59 -64 +23
Permanent jobs citing Influencing Skills 1,203 694 1,820
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.31% 0.93% 1.37%
As % of the General category 2.38% 1.70% 2.41%
Number of salaries quoted 715 449 1,111
10th Percentile £40,500 £40,600 £36,540
25th Percentile £46,250 £48,000 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,275 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -7.27% +8.33% +9.09%
75th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £97,500 £95,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% +9.09%

Influencing 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 England with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 50,636 40,796 75,500
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 54.96% 54.45% 56.71%
Number of salaries quoted 33,738 31,967 57,874
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £88,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

Influencing Skills
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Influencing Skills as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Influencing Skills in England

Influencing Skills
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Influencing Skills in England.

Salary trend for Influencing Skills in England

Influencing Skills
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Influencing Skills in England over the 6 months to 22 June 2021.

Salary histogram for Influencing Skills in England

Influencing Skills
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Influencing Skills within the England region over the 6 months to 22 June 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 +73 481 £75,000 +7.14% 73
South East +22 229 £57,500 -11.54% 29
North of England +63 184 £54,000 +20.00% 23
Midlands -5 132 £51,000 -21.54% 23
West Midlands -6 90 £50,500 -25.17% 13
South West -15 89 £70,000 +16.67% 16
North West +26 80 £55,000 +22.22% 14
Yorkshire +7 76 £46,632 -15.22% 5
East of England +25 74 £47,500 -5.00% 7
East Midlands -32 42 £55,000 +1.14% 9
North East +6 28 £45,345 +17.02% 4
Influencing Skills
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 2021, IT jobs citing Influencing 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 England region with a requirement for Influencing Skills.

1 580 (48.21%) Social Skills
2 497 (41.31%) Agile Software Development
3 332 (27.60%) Finance
4 283 (23.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 257 (21.36%) Problem-Solving
6 238 (19.78%) Project Management
7 200 (16.63%) Degree
8 186 (15.46%) Presentation Skills
9 184 (15.30%) Analytical Skills
10 157 (13.05%) Analytics
10 157 (13.05%) Azure
11 152 (12.64%) DevOps
12 144 (11.97%) Project Delivery
13 136 (11.31%) SQL
14 124 (10.31%) Continuous Improvement
15 123 (10.22%) Coaching
15 123 (10.22%) Microsoft
16 121 (10.06%) Mentoring
17 117 (9.73%) ITIL
18 116 (9.64%) Change Management
18 116 (9.64%) User Experience
18 116 (9.64%) Business Case
19 115 (9.56%) Security Cleared
20 110 (9.14%) AWS
21 108 (8.98%) Marketing
22 106 (8.81%) Decision-Making
23 104 (8.65%) Business Analysis
24 102 (8.48%) Validation
25 100 (8.31%) SaaS
26 98 (8.15%) Python

Influencing Skills
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 22 (1.83%) CMS
2 21 (1.75%) Confluence
3 18 (1.50%) SharePoint
4 17 (1.41%) WebSphere
5 16 (1.33%) Apache Spark
5 16 (1.33%) WebSphere Application Server
6 13 (1.08%) Drupal
7 12 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
8 9 (0.75%) Red Hat Fuse
9 5 (0.42%) OpenStack
9 5 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.25%) Apache
10 3 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.25%) SAS
10 3 (0.25%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.17%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.083%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.083%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.083%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.083%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 57 (4.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 50 (4.16%) Microsoft Office
3 29 (2.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 25 (2.08%) MS Visio
5 20 (1.66%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.42%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.33%) SPSS
9 3 (0.25%) Adobe XD
9 3 (0.25%) Figma
9 3 (0.25%) InVision
9 3 (0.25%) Sketch
10 1 (0.083%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 35 (2.91%) Oracle ERP
2 17 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (1.00%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 9 (0.75%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 6 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.50%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 5 (0.42%) Magento
7 4 (0.33%) Loan IQ
7 4 (0.33%) Oracle Assets
7 4 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
7 4 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.17%) SAP HCM
9 2 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
10 1 (0.083%) Eikon
10 1 (0.083%) Infor M3
10 1 (0.083%) SAP Business One
10 1 (0.083%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.083%) SAP FI-AA
Cloud Services
1 157 (13.05%) Azure
2 110 (9.14%) AWS
3 100 (8.31%) SaaS
4 78 (6.48%) GCP
5 41 (3.41%) Serverless
6 30 (2.49%) PaaS
6 30 (2.49%) Power Platform
7 20 (1.66%) GitHub
8 16 (1.33%) Microsoft 365
9 14 (1.16%) Trello
10 13 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
10 13 (1.08%) Miro
11 12 (1.00%) Boomi
12 11 (0.91%) Firebase
12 11 (0.91%) IaaS
12 11 (0.91%) Stackdriver
13 9 (0.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 9 (0.75%) Amazon GuardDuty
13 9 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
14 7 (0.58%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 28 (2.33%) Software-Defined Radio
2 22 (1.83%) LAN
2 22 (1.83%) WAN
3 20 (1.66%) Internet
3 20 (1.66%) Wi-Fi
4 17 (1.41%) VPN
5 15 (1.25%) DNS
6 14 (1.16%) Firewall
7 10 (0.83%) Network Security
8 9 (0.75%) DHCP
8 9 (0.75%) HTTP
9 8 (0.67%) Wireless
10 6 (0.50%) MPLS
11 4 (0.33%) BGP
11 4 (0.33%) DSL
11 4 (0.33%) Ethernet
11 4 (0.33%) IPsec
11 4 (0.33%) OSPF
11 4 (0.33%) VXLAN
12 3 (0.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (4.57%) SQL Server
2 42 (3.49%) Big Data
3 39 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
3 39 (3.24%) Tableau
4 33 (2.74%) NoSQL
4 33 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
5 28 (2.33%) Relational Database
6 26 (2.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 25 (2.08%) MySQL
7 25 (2.08%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 24 (2.00%) MongoDB
9 23 (1.91%) Geospatial Data
9 23 (1.91%) Power BI
10 18 (1.50%) Oracle Reports
11 17 (1.41%) BigQuery
12 14 (1.16%) Qlik Sense
12 14 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 12 (1.00%) Oracle ODI
14 10 (0.83%) GIS
15 8 (0.67%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 82 (6.82%) JIRA
2 36 (2.99%) Jenkins
3 34 (2.83%) Git (software)
4 25 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 20 (1.66%) PHPUnit
5 20 (1.66%) SonarQube
6 18 (1.50%) Selenium
7 15 (1.25%) Eclipse
7 15 (1.25%) Oracle Forms
7 15 (1.25%) Rational Quality Manager
7 15 (1.25%) Rational Rhapsody
7 15 (1.25%) Rational Team Concert
8 13 (1.08%) MSTest
8 13 (1.08%) NUnit
8 13 (1.08%) SpecFlow
9 12 (1.00%) Oracle APEX
10 9 (0.75%) Axure RP
11 8 (0.67%) Cucumber
11 8 (0.67%) JUnit
11 8 (0.67%) Rational DOORS
General
1 580 (48.21%) Social Skills
2 332 (27.60%) Finance
3 186 (15.46%) Presentation Skills
4 184 (15.30%) Analytical Skills
5 108 (8.98%) Marketing
6 82 (6.82%) Public Sector
7 80 (6.65%) Retail
8 76 (6.32%) Organisational Skills
9 70 (5.82%) Banking
9 70 (5.82%) Telecoms
10 56 (4.66%) Legal
11 44 (3.66%) Law
12 41 (3.41%) Electronics
13 31 (2.58%) Pharmaceutical
14 28 (2.33%) Manufacturing
15 22 (1.83%) Games
16 19 (1.58%) Documentation Skills
17 14 (1.16%) Military
18 12 (1.00%) Back Office
19 10 (0.83%) Billing
Job Titles
1 159 (13.22%) Analyst
2 153 (12.72%) Architect
3 116 (9.64%) Project Manager
4 75 (6.23%) Consultant
5 73 (6.07%) Business Analyst
6 59 (4.90%) Developer
7 54 (4.49%) IT Manager
7 54 (4.49%) Solutions Architect
8 43 (3.57%) Delivery Manager
9 39 (3.24%) Technical Leader
10 33 (2.74%) Systems Architect
11 31 (2.58%) Designer
11 31 (2.58%) Senior Developer
12 29 (2.41%) IT Project Manager
13 28 (2.33%) Senior Analyst
14 27 (2.24%) Senior Manager
15 25 (2.08%) Software Engineer
16 23 (1.91%) Electronics Engineer
17 22 (1.83%) Systems Engineer
18 21 (1.75%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (4.07%) SOAP
2 45 (3.74%) Web Services
3 34 (2.83%) Middleware
4 30 (2.49%) REST
5 29 (2.41%) HTML
6 28 (2.33%) XML
7 25 (2.08%) OAuth
7 25 (2.08%) OpenID
7 25 (2.08%) RESTful
8 24 (2.00%) Node.js
9 20 (1.66%) Laravel
9 20 (1.66%) OAuth2
9 20 (1.66%) Symfony
10 19 (1.58%) CSS
11 15 (1.25%) .NET
11 15 (1.25%) JTS
12 12 (1.00%) Spring
12 12 (1.00%) XSLT
13 11 (0.91%) HTML5
13 11 (0.91%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 116 (9.64%) User Experience
2 88 (7.32%) Management Information System
3 47 (3.91%) Self-Motivation
4 45 (3.74%) Virtual Team
5 42 (3.49%) Cloud Native
6 31 (2.58%) Public Cloud
7 30 (2.49%) Mobile App
8 29 (2.41%) Data Centre
9 19 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
10 17 (1.41%) PMI
11 16 (1.33%) EPoS
12 15 (1.25%) Life Science
12 15 (1.25%) Social Media
13 13 (1.08%) Derivative
14 11 (0.91%) NHS
15 10 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
16 9 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
16 9 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
16 9 (0.75%) New Media
17 7 (0.58%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 46 (3.82%) Windows
2 41 (3.41%) Linux
3 31 (2.58%) Windows Server
4 14 (1.16%) Ubuntu
5 12 (1.00%) Unix
6 8 (0.67%) Windows 10
7 6 (0.50%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.50%) Windows Server 2019
8 4 (0.33%) Android
8 4 (0.33%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.083%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 497 (41.31%) Agile Software Development
2 283 (23.52%) Stakeholder Management
3 257 (21.36%) Problem-Solving
4 238 (19.78%) Project Management
5 157 (13.05%) Analytics
6 152 (12.64%) DevOps
7 144 (11.97%) Project Delivery
8 124 (10.31%) Continuous Improvement
9 123 (10.22%) Coaching
10 121 (10.06%) Mentoring
11 117 (9.73%) ITIL
12 116 (9.64%) Business Case
12 116 (9.64%) Change Management
13 106 (8.81%) Decision-Making
14 104 (8.65%) Business Analysis
15 102 (8.48%) Validation
16 91 (7.56%) Scrum
17 89 (7.40%) ERP
17 89 (7.40%) Migration
18 85 (7.07%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 136 (11.31%) SQL
2 98 (8.15%) Python
3 77 (6.40%) Java
4 49 (4.07%) C#
5 44 (3.66%) JavaScript
6 31 (2.58%) PHP
7 29 (2.41%) C++
8 28 (2.33%) PL/SQL
9 22 (1.83%) R
10 14 (1.16%) C
11 12 (1.00%) Apex Code
12 11 (0.91%) Bash Shell
13 10 (0.83%) PowerShell
14 7 (0.58%) Java 8
15 4 (0.33%) MATLAB
15 4 (0.33%) Ruby
15 4 (0.33%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.25%) Clojure
16 3 (0.25%) Korn
16 3 (0.25%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 200 (16.63%) Degree
2 115 (9.56%) Security Cleared
3 63 (5.24%) SC Cleared
4 45 (3.74%) BPSS Clearance
5 41 (3.41%) Master's Degree
6 35 (2.91%) Oracle Certification
7 23 (1.91%) CISSP
7 23 (1.91%) Computer Science Degree
8 21 (1.75%) PMI Certification
9 19 (1.58%) DV Cleared
10 17 (1.41%) CISM
10 17 (1.41%) ISTQB
11 16 (1.33%) ISEB
12 15 (1.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 15 (1.25%) PMP
13 14 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 11 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (0.83%) Six Sigma Green Belt
16 9 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 8 (0.67%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (5.65%) GDPR
2 64 (5.32%) QA
3 40 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 39 (3.24%) PMO
5 21 (1.75%) NIST
6 19 (1.58%) Cyber Essentials
6 19 (1.58%) Data Quality
7 18 (1.50%) Accessibility
8 17 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 16 (1.33%) PCI DSS
10 10 (0.83%) COBIT
10 10 (0.83%) Def Stans
11 9 (0.75%) NCSC
12 8 (0.67%) SLA
13 5 (0.42%) ITGC
13 5 (0.42%) MiFID
13 5 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 4 (0.33%) Basel III
14 4 (0.33%) ISO 31000
14 4 (0.33%) NIST 800
System Software
1 59 (4.90%) Docker
2 32 (2.66%) Firmware
3 13 (1.08%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.33%) FreeRADIUS
7 3 (0.25%) vSphere
8 2 (0.17%) NDS
8 2 (0.17%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 2 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.083%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 62 (5.15%) Kubernetes
2 14 (1.16%) Terraform
3 9 (0.75%) ZABBIX
4 7 (0.58%) Ansible
5 4 (0.33%) FortiGate
6 3 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.17%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 2 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.17%) Grafana
7 2 (0.17%) HP ALM
7 2 (0.17%) Kibana
7 2 (0.17%) Puppet
7 2 (0.17%) SCCM
8 1 (0.083%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 1 (0.083%) Mesos
8 1 (0.083%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.083%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.083%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 123 (10.22%) Microsoft
2 91 (7.56%) Oracle
3 61 (5.07%) Salesforce.com
4 56 (4.66%) SAP
5 43 (3.57%) Google
6 34 (2.83%) EMC
7 26 (2.16%) IBM
8 19 (1.58%) MuleSoft
9 18 (1.50%) Databricks
10 16 (1.33%) Adobe
11 14 (1.16%) Pega
11 14 (1.16%) PeopleSoft
11 14 (1.16%) Red Hat
12 12 (1.00%) JD Edwards
12 12 (1.00%) VMware
13 11 (0.91%) Workday
14 10 (0.83%) Cisco
15 9 (0.75%) hybris
16 8 (0.67%) Atlassian
16 8 (0.67%) Okta