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

Influencing Skills
UK > England
6 months to
2 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 233 356 297
Rank change year-on-year +123 -59 -30
Permanent jobs citing Influencing Skills 1,717 415 1,389
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.52% 0.82% 1.12%
As % of the General category 2.59% 1.61% 2.03%
Number of salaries quoted 928 292 976
10th Percentile £38,750 £36,278 £37,500
25th Percentile £46,250 £45,000 £46,211
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £64,250 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.08% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £101,250 £96,125 £97,500
UK median annual salary £62,500 £59,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +5.04% -0.83% +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 66,419 25,818 68,553
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 58.93% 50.82% 55.24%
Number of salaries quoted 42,100 21,196 53,398
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £28,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £91,250
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +2.94%

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 +73 649 £75,000 +3.45% 103
South East +1 360 £60,000 -1.64% 43
North of England +44 252 £52,500 +16.67% 37
Midlands +5 190 £52,000 +9.47% 40
North West +13 149 £52,500 +27.27% 24
East of England +6 130 £55,000 +26.44% 24
West Midlands -31 114 £52,500 +10.53% 28
South West -11 99 £61,250 +44.12% 14
Yorkshire -5 82 £52,750 -6.22% 5
East Midlands +5 76 £47,500 -5.00% 10
North East -9 21 £52,500 +8.25% 8
Influencing Skills
UK

For the 6 months to 2 December 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.

1 986 (57.43%) Social Skills
2 813 (47.35%) Agile Software Development
3 529 (30.81%) Finance
4 439 (25.57%) Analytical Skills
5 427 (24.87%) Degree
6 392 (22.83%) Problem-Solving
7 339 (19.74%) Project Management
8 313 (18.23%) Stakeholder Management
9 272 (15.84%) Business Analysis
10 269 (15.67%) Presentation Skills
11 258 (15.03%) Analytics
12 224 (13.05%) Coaching
13 210 (12.23%) Business Case
14 202 (11.76%) Azure
15 200 (11.65%) Waterfall
16 193 (11.24%) Continuous Improvement
17 186 (10.83%) Microsoft
18 183 (10.66%) Decision-Making
19 174 (10.13%) Change Management
20 173 (10.08%) Project Delivery
21 171 (9.96%) Scrum
22 166 (9.67%) DevOps
23 165 (9.61%) Risk Management
24 159 (9.26%) AWS
25 158 (9.20%) Marketing
26 157 (9.14%) Retail
27 156 (9.09%) Mentoring
28 152 (8.85%) User Experience
29 150 (8.74%) Collaborative Working
30 141 (8.21%) User Stories

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 39 (2.27%) Confluence
2 31 (1.81%) SharePoint
3 26 (1.51%) CMS
4 22 (1.28%) IIS
5 21 (1.22%) Apache Spark
6 13 (0.76%) Drupal
7 12 (0.70%) Apache
8 11 (0.64%) SAS
9 10 (0.58%) Apache Solr
9 10 (0.58%) Umbraco
9 10 (0.58%) WordPress
10 6 (0.35%) Headless CMS
10 6 (0.35%) Kentico
10 6 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
11 5 (0.29%) IBM Domino
12 3 (0.17%) CICS
12 3 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.17%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.12%) Apache Airflow
13 2 (0.12%) Mendix
Applications
1 113 (6.58%) Microsoft Office
2 88 (5.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 46 (2.68%) MS Visio
4 38 (2.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 25 (1.46%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.35%) Figma
7 5 (0.29%) Adobe XD
7 5 (0.29%) InVision
7 5 (0.29%) Sketch
8 4 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.058%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.058%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 16 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.76%) SAP S/4HANA
3 11 (0.64%) Oracle ERP
3 11 (0.64%) SAP ERP
4 9 (0.52%) Magento
4 9 (0.52%) SAP Business One
5 7 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.35%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
6 6 (0.35%) Oracle BRM
6 6 (0.35%) SAP CRM
6 6 (0.35%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 5 (0.29%) SAP CO
7 5 (0.29%) SAP FI
7 5 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
7 5 (0.29%) SAP SD
8 4 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
8 4 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.23%) SAP HCM
8 4 (0.23%) SAP SM
Cloud Services
1 202 (11.76%) Azure
2 159 (9.26%) AWS
3 127 (7.40%) GCP
4 109 (6.35%) SaaS
5 69 (4.02%) Power Platform
6 55 (3.20%) Serverless
7 36 (2.10%) Microsoft 365
8 28 (1.63%) GitHub
9 27 (1.57%) PaaS
10 22 (1.28%) Taleo
11 19 (1.11%) IaaS
12 14 (0.82%) Collibra
13 13 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
13 13 (0.76%) OpenShift
14 11 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
15 10 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
16 8 (0.47%) Snowflake
17 6 (0.35%) Firebase
17 6 (0.35%) Google Data Studio
17 6 (0.35%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 30 (1.75%) Firewall
2 22 (1.28%) Internet
3 21 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
4 20 (1.16%) Broadband
5 17 (0.99%) DNS
5 17 (0.99%) Software-Defined Radio
6 16 (0.93%) LAN
7 15 (0.87%) WAN
8 13 (0.76%) Network Security
9 9 (0.52%) SSL
9 9 (0.52%) VPN
10 8 (0.47%) DHCP
10 8 (0.47%) Ethernet
10 8 (0.47%) Unified Communications
11 7 (0.41%) ATM
12 6 (0.35%) WLAN
13 5 (0.29%) DWDM
13 5 (0.29%) MPLS
14 3 (0.17%) Intranet
14 3 (0.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (4.66%) SQL Server
2 62 (3.61%) NoSQL
3 59 (3.44%) Power BI
4 55 (3.20%) Tableau
5 53 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
6 48 (2.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 41 (2.39%) PostgreSQL
8 40 (2.33%) Relational Database
9 39 (2.27%) MongoDB
10 37 (2.15%) Qlik Sense
11 22 (1.28%) MySQL
12 21 (1.22%) Big Data
13 20 (1.16%) BigQuery
14 19 (1.11%) Hadoop
15 16 (0.93%) QlikView
16 15 (0.87%) Data Lake
16 15 (0.87%) Metadata
17 13 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 12 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
19 10 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 105 (6.12%) JIRA
2 87 (5.07%) Jenkins
3 38 (2.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 35 (2.04%) SonarQube
5 23 (1.34%) Rational DOORS
6 20 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
7 19 (1.11%) GitLab
7 19 (1.11%) JUnit
8 15 (0.87%) Mockito
9 7 (0.41%) Axure RP
10 6 (0.35%) Git (software)
11 5 (0.29%) SoapUI
12 4 (0.23%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.23%) Maven
12 4 (0.23%) REST Assured
12 4 (0.23%) Selenium
13 3 (0.17%) Balsamiq
13 3 (0.17%) Postman
14 2 (0.12%) Octopus Deploy
14 2 (0.12%) webpack
General
1 986 (57.43%) Social Skills
2 529 (30.81%) Finance
3 439 (25.57%) Analytical Skills
4 269 (15.67%) Presentation Skills
5 158 (9.20%) Marketing
6 157 (9.14%) Retail
7 93 (5.42%) Law
8 89 (5.18%) Legal
9 82 (4.78%) Banking
10 78 (4.54%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 77 (4.48%) Organisational Skills
12 74 (4.31%) Public Sector
13 67 (3.90%) Manufacturing
14 63 (3.67%) Telecoms
15 41 (2.39%) Pharmaceutical
16 39 (2.27%) Games
17 27 (1.57%) Electronics
18 19 (1.11%) Back Office
19 18 (1.05%) French Language
20 16 (0.93%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 259 (15.08%) Analyst
2 168 (9.78%) Architect
3 162 (9.44%) Business Analyst
4 135 (7.86%) Project Manager
5 74 (4.31%) Consultant
6 66 (3.84%) Developer
7 65 (3.79%) IT Manager
8 63 (3.67%) Solutions Architect
9 56 (3.26%) Senior Manager
10 51 (2.97%) Delivery Manager
11 49 (2.85%) Senior Analyst
12 48 (2.80%) Product Manager
13 47 (2.74%) Technical Leader
14 42 (2.45%) Systems Engineer
15 38 (2.21%) Enterprise Architect
16 36 (2.10%) Product Owner
16 36 (2.10%) Senior Business Analyst
16 36 (2.10%) Service Manager
17 32 (1.86%) Data Engineer
18 31 (1.81%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (2.39%) Node.js
2 39 (2.27%) .NET
3 37 (2.15%) OAuth
3 37 (2.15%) OpenID
4 34 (1.98%) OAuth2
5 29 (1.69%) SOAP
6 28 (1.63%) React
6 28 (1.63%) Spring
7 24 (1.40%) Velocity
8 23 (1.34%) Web Services
9 22 (1.28%) Spring Boot
10 18 (1.05%) WireMock
11 16 (0.93%) Middleware
12 15 (0.87%) HTML
12 15 (0.87%) REST
13 14 (0.82%) Hibernate
13 14 (0.82%) RESTful
14 10 (0.58%) CSS
14 10 (0.58%) Shiny
15 8 (0.47%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 152 (8.85%) User Experience
2 134 (7.80%) Social Media
3 114 (6.64%) Self-Motivation
4 77 (4.48%) Management Information System
5 54 (3.15%) Virtual Team
6 48 (2.80%) Taxonomies
7 33 (1.92%) Data Protection Act
8 30 (1.75%) Data Centre
9 28 (1.63%) Mobile App
10 23 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
10 23 (1.34%) Public Cloud
11 21 (1.22%) Learning Management System
12 20 (1.16%) Analytical Mindset
13 18 (1.05%) Cloud Native
13 18 (1.05%) NHS
14 17 (0.99%) Life Science
15 16 (0.93%) Data Structures
15 16 (0.93%) FMCG
16 15 (0.87%) Marketing Technology
17 13 (0.76%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 48 (2.80%) Windows
2 20 (1.16%) Linux
3 13 (0.76%) Windows Server
4 10 (0.58%) Unix
5 8 (0.47%) Android
5 8 (0.47%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.23%) AIX
6 4 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.17%) Solaris
8 1 (0.058%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.058%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.058%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 813 (47.35%) Agile Software Development
2 392 (22.83%) Problem-Solving
3 339 (19.74%) Project Management
4 313 (18.23%) Stakeholder Management
5 272 (15.84%) Business Analysis
6 258 (15.03%) Analytics
7 224 (13.05%) Coaching
8 210 (12.23%) Business Case
9 200 (11.65%) Waterfall
10 193 (11.24%) Continuous Improvement
11 183 (10.66%) Decision-Making
12 174 (10.13%) Change Management
13 173 (10.08%) Project Delivery
14 171 (9.96%) Scrum
15 166 (9.67%) DevOps
16 165 (9.61%) Risk Management
17 156 (9.09%) Mentoring
18 150 (8.74%) Collaborative Working
19 141 (8.21%) User Stories
20 126 (7.34%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 136 (7.92%) C
2 127 (7.40%) SQL
3 120 (6.99%) Python
4 98 (5.71%) Java
5 74 (4.31%) C#
6 42 (2.45%) C++
7 36 (2.10%) JavaScript
8 32 (1.86%) R
9 13 (0.76%) Scala
10 12 (0.70%) PowerShell
11 10 (0.58%) VBA
12 8 (0.47%) T-SQL
13 7 (0.41%) Bash Shell
14 6 (0.35%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 4 (0.23%) PHP
16 3 (0.17%) COBOL
16 3 (0.17%) Embedded C
16 3 (0.17%) Java 8
16 3 (0.17%) TypeScript
17 2 (0.12%) Korn
Qualifications
1 427 (24.87%) Degree
2 115 (6.70%) Security Cleared
3 87 (5.07%) Master's Degree
4 69 (4.02%) SC Cleared
5 34 (1.98%) CISSP
6 25 (1.46%) CISM
7 23 (1.34%) PMI Certification
8 22 (1.28%) DBS Check
9 19 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
10 17 (0.99%) PMP
11 15 (0.87%) CISA
12 14 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 12 (0.70%) DV Cleared
13 12 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
14 11 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
14 11 (0.64%) ISEB
15 9 (0.52%) HND
15 9 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 9 (0.52%) Six Sigma Green Belt
16 8 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (5.59%) GDPR
2 88 (5.13%) QA
3 57 (3.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 42 (2.45%) PMO
5 41 (2.39%) SLA
6 38 (2.21%) Data Quality
7 34 (1.98%) Accessibility
8 26 (1.51%) Cyber Essentials
8 26 (1.51%) NIST
9 20 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 16 (0.93%) ITGC
11 15 (0.87%) NIST 800
12 14 (0.82%) COBIT
12 14 (0.82%) PCI DSS
13 11 (0.64%) Def Stans
13 11 (0.64%) ISO 22301
13 11 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 4 (0.23%) GRC
14 4 (0.23%) P3O
15 3 (0.17%) HL7
System Software
1 74 (4.31%) Docker
2 18 (1.05%) Firmware
3 14 (0.82%) Active Directory
4 10 (0.58%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 6 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.23%) vSphere
7 3 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.17%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.12%) HDFS
8 2 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.058%) PowerDNS
Systems Management
1 78 (4.54%) Kubernetes
2 17 (0.99%) Terraform
3 10 (0.58%) Mesos
4 7 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (0.23%) Ansible
6 3 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.12%) CASB
7 2 (0.12%) HP ALM
7 2 (0.12%) SCCM
8 1 (0.058%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 1 (0.058%) Kibana
8 1 (0.058%) Nexpose
8 1 (0.058%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 186 (10.83%) Microsoft
2 109 (6.35%) SAP
3 89 (5.18%) Oracle
4 76 (4.43%) Salesforce.com
5 75 (4.37%) Google
6 46 (2.68%) Workday
7 27 (1.57%) EMC
7 27 (1.57%) Facebook
8 22 (1.28%) Adobe
9 19 (1.11%) Avature
9 19 (1.11%) Kenexa
9 19 (1.11%) Remedy
10 17 (0.99%) VMware
11 15 (0.87%) Pega
12 14 (0.82%) hybris
13 13 (0.76%) CheckPoint
14 12 (0.70%) Sitecore
15 11 (0.64%) Cisco
16 10 (0.58%) Ariba
17 7 (0.41%) CA