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

Influencing Skills
UK > England
6 months to
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 237 377 267
Rank change year-on-year +140 -110 +3
Permanent jobs citing Influencing Skills 1,537 359 1,680
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.44% 0.76% 1.28%
As % of the General category 2.49% 1.46% 2.29%
Number of salaries quoted 857 255 1,046
10th Percentile £39,628 £39,620 £37,500
25th Percentile £45,750 £46,250 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,275 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.56% +4.17% +14.29%
75th Percentile £83,750 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £101,250 £99,000 £95,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,750 £60,000
% change year-on-year -1.23% +1.25% +14.29%

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 61,812 24,528 73,345
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 57.74% 52.26% 55.94%
Number of salaries quoted 38,875 19,662 56,305
10th Percentile £31,500 £32,500 £28,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £57,500 £53,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.49% +6.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £96,330 £97,500 £90,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +9.52% +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 17 September 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 17 September 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 +81 646 £72,500 -3.33% 90
South East -22 239 £50,250 -22.69% 27
North of England +51 227 £50,500 +12.22% 38
Midlands -4 183 £52,000 -4.38% 32
South West -27 122 £65,000 +23.81% 15
North West -4 118 £54,147 +20.33% 30
West Midlands -16 106 £52,500 -21.90% 22
East of England -6 103 £47,500 +13.10% 23
Yorkshire -25 85 £45,382 -17.49% 6
East Midlands -21 77 £47,500 -12.65% 10
North East -8 24 £48,922 +2.99% 2
Influencing Skills
UK

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 823 (53.55%) Social Skills
2 651 (42.36%) Agile Software Development
3 501 (32.60%) Finance
4 354 (23.03%) Problem-Solving
5 327 (21.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 305 (19.84%) Analytical Skills
7 291 (18.93%) Presentation Skills
8 283 (18.41%) Project Management
9 280 (18.22%) Degree
10 221 (14.38%) Analytics
11 205 (13.34%) Azure
12 199 (12.95%) DevOps
13 198 (12.88%) Business Analysis
14 180 (11.71%) Business Case
15 175 (11.39%) Project Delivery
16 166 (10.80%) Coaching
17 165 (10.74%) AWS
18 164 (10.67%) User Experience
19 163 (10.61%) Microsoft
20 158 (10.28%) SQL
21 157 (10.21%) Continuous Improvement
22 156 (10.15%) Marketing
23 147 (9.56%) Scrum
24 143 (9.30%) GCP
25 142 (9.24%) Python
26 140 (9.11%) Decision-Making
27 138 (8.98%) Security Cleared
28 132 (8.59%) Mentoring
29 129 (8.39%) Retail
30 128 (8.33%) Change Management

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 34 (2.21%) Confluence
2 29 (1.89%) CMS
3 23 (1.50%) SharePoint
4 21 (1.37%) IIS
5 18 (1.17%) Apache Spark
5 18 (1.17%) Drupal
6 14 (0.91%) Apache
7 11 (0.72%) WebSphere
8 10 (0.65%) Apache Solr
9 8 (0.52%) Umbraco
9 8 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
10 6 (0.39%) Headless CMS
10 6 (0.39%) Kentico
10 6 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
10 6 (0.39%) WordPress
11 4 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.26%) SAS
12 3 (0.20%) CICS
12 3 (0.20%) MS Exchange
13 1 (0.065%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 85 (5.53%) Microsoft Office
2 66 (4.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 41 (2.67%) MS Visio
4 31 (2.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 27 (1.76%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.46%) Figma
8 6 (0.39%) Adobe XD
8 6 (0.39%) InVision
8 6 (0.39%) Sketch
9 4 (0.26%) SPSS
10 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 25 (1.63%) Oracle ERP
2 16 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (0.59%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 8 (0.52%) SAP ERP
5 8 (0.52%) SAP S/4HANA
6 6 (0.39%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
6 6 (0.39%) Magento
7 5 (0.33%) SAP CRM
7 5 (0.33%) SAP HCM
8 4 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.26%) Oracle BRM
8 4 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
8 4 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
8 4 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 4 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
8 4 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.26%) SAP Business One
8 4 (0.26%) SAP SD
8 4 (0.26%) SAP SM
Cloud Services
1 205 (13.34%) Azure
2 165 (10.74%) AWS
3 143 (9.30%) GCP
4 96 (6.25%) SaaS
5 72 (4.68%) Serverless
6 61 (3.97%) Power Platform
7 38 (2.47%) GitHub
8 35 (2.28%) PaaS
9 27 (1.76%) Microsoft 365
10 18 (1.17%) IaaS
11 17 (1.11%) Dynamics 365
12 12 (0.78%) Collibra
12 12 (0.78%) Firebase
12 12 (0.78%) Stackdriver
13 11 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
13 11 (0.72%) AWS Lambda
13 11 (0.72%) OpenShift
14 7 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
15 6 (0.39%) Google Data Studio
15 6 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.63%) DNS
1 25 (1.63%) Internet
2 20 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
3 19 (1.24%) Firewall
3 19 (1.24%) Software-Defined Radio
4 15 (0.98%) Broadband
4 15 (0.98%) VPN
5 14 (0.91%) LAN
6 13 (0.85%) DHCP
6 13 (0.85%) Network Security
6 13 (0.85%) WAN
7 9 (0.59%) SSL
8 7 (0.46%) Wireless
9 6 (0.39%) Ethernet
9 6 (0.39%) MPLS
10 3 (0.20%) BGP
10 3 (0.20%) DSL
10 3 (0.20%) DWDM
10 3 (0.20%) OSPF
10 3 (0.20%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (5.79%) SQL Server
2 76 (4.94%) NoSQL
3 58 (3.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 55 (3.58%) Tableau
5 53 (3.45%) Relational Database
6 52 (3.38%) PostgreSQL
7 48 (3.12%) MongoDB
8 46 (2.99%) Power BI
9 39 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
10 35 (2.28%) Qlik Sense
11 31 (2.02%) Big Data
11 31 (2.02%) MySQL
12 21 (1.37%) BigQuery
13 18 (1.17%) Hadoop
14 15 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
15 14 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 13 (0.85%) QlikView
17 11 (0.72%) Data Lake
17 11 (0.72%) Metadata
17 11 (0.72%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 113 (7.35%) JIRA
2 97 (6.31%) Jenkins
3 48 (3.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 43 (2.80%) SonarQube
5 31 (2.02%) Git (software)
6 21 (1.37%) GitLab
6 21 (1.37%) Rational DOORS
7 19 (1.24%) JUnit
7 19 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
8 16 (1.04%) Mockito
9 13 (0.85%) Selenium
10 12 (0.78%) PHPUnit
11 11 (0.72%) Axure RP
12 8 (0.52%) MSTest
12 8 (0.52%) NUnit
12 8 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
12 8 (0.52%) SpecFlow
13 5 (0.33%) Cucumber
13 5 (0.33%) Eclipse
13 5 (0.33%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 823 (53.55%) Social Skills
2 501 (32.60%) Finance
3 305 (19.84%) Analytical Skills
4 291 (18.93%) Presentation Skills
5 156 (10.15%) Marketing
6 129 (8.39%) Retail
7 92 (5.99%) Organisational Skills
8 82 (5.34%) Legal
9 80 (5.20%) Banking
9 80 (5.20%) Public Sector
10 73 (4.75%) Law
11 70 (4.55%) Telecoms
12 51 (3.32%) Manufacturing
13 48 (3.12%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 47 (3.06%) Games
15 45 (2.93%) Pharmaceutical
16 32 (2.08%) Electronics
17 22 (1.43%) Military
18 18 (1.17%) Back Office
19 14 (0.91%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 242 (15.74%) Analyst
2 139 (9.04%) Architect
3 135 (8.78%) Project Manager
4 130 (8.46%) Business Analyst
5 93 (6.05%) Consultant
6 89 (5.79%) Developer
7 58 (3.77%) Technical Leader
8 57 (3.71%) Solutions Architect
9 55 (3.58%) IT Manager
10 50 (3.25%) Senior Developer
11 46 (2.99%) Product Manager
11 46 (2.99%) Senior Manager
12 44 (2.86%) Senior Analyst
13 40 (2.60%) Delivery Manager
13 40 (2.60%) Designer
14 36 (2.34%) Systems Engineer
15 29 (1.89%) Applications Manager
15 29 (1.89%) Software Engineer
16 28 (1.82%) IT Project Manager
17 26 (1.69%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (3.19%) SOAP
2 48 (3.12%) Node.js
3 45 (2.93%) OAuth
3 45 (2.93%) OpenID
4 44 (2.86%) Web Services
5 42 (2.73%) OAuth2
6 39 (2.54%) .NET
7 29 (1.89%) Spring
8 24 (1.56%) HTML
8 24 (1.56%) React
9 23 (1.50%) Middleware
10 22 (1.43%) REST
11 19 (1.24%) Spring Boot
11 19 (1.24%) WireMock
12 18 (1.17%) Laravel
12 18 (1.17%) XML
13 17 (1.11%) CSS
14 16 (1.04%) Hibernate
14 16 (1.04%) RESTful
15 15 (0.98%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 164 (10.67%) User Experience
2 101 (6.57%) Self-Motivation
3 93 (6.05%) Management Information System
4 72 (4.68%) Virtual Team
5 50 (3.25%) Social Media
6 33 (2.15%) Cloud Native
7 31 (2.02%) Data Protection Act
7 31 (2.02%) Mobile App
8 30 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
9 29 (1.89%) Data Centre
10 28 (1.82%) Public Cloud
11 21 (1.37%) Life Science
12 15 (0.98%) Derivative
13 14 (0.91%) NHS
14 13 (0.85%) EPoS
15 11 (0.72%) Enterprise Cloud
16 10 (0.65%) Credit Risk
16 10 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
16 10 (0.65%) LIMS
16 10 (0.65%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 60 (3.90%) Windows
2 33 (2.15%) Linux
3 24 (1.56%) Windows Server
4 16 (1.04%) Unix
5 11 (0.72%) Apple iOS
6 9 (0.59%) Android
7 6 (0.39%) Windows 10
7 6 (0.39%) Windows Server 2019
8 3 (0.20%) AIX
8 3 (0.20%) Solaris
8 3 (0.20%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 651 (42.36%) Agile Software Development
2 354 (23.03%) Problem-Solving
3 327 (21.28%) Stakeholder Management
4 283 (18.41%) Project Management
5 221 (14.38%) Analytics
6 199 (12.95%) DevOps
7 198 (12.88%) Business Analysis
8 180 (11.71%) Business Case
9 175 (11.39%) Project Delivery
10 166 (10.80%) Coaching
11 157 (10.21%) Continuous Improvement
12 147 (9.56%) Scrum
13 140 (9.11%) Decision-Making
14 132 (8.59%) Mentoring
15 128 (8.33%) Change Management
16 127 (8.26%) Validation
17 120 (7.81%) ITIL
18 118 (7.68%) User Stories
19 116 (7.55%) Strategic Roadmap
20 114 (7.42%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 158 (10.28%) SQL
2 142 (9.24%) Python
3 110 (7.16%) Java
4 89 (5.79%) C#
5 53 (3.45%) C++
5 53 (3.45%) JavaScript
6 40 (2.60%) R
7 37 (2.41%) C
8 19 (1.24%) PHP
9 12 (0.78%) Apex Code
9 12 (0.78%) Bash Shell
9 12 (0.78%) PL/SQL
10 11 (0.72%) PowerShell
11 6 (0.39%) Java 8
12 5 (0.33%) VBA
13 4 (0.26%) COBOL
13 4 (0.26%) Korn
13 4 (0.26%) MATLAB
14 3 (0.20%) Clojure
14 3 (0.20%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 280 (18.22%) Degree
2 138 (8.98%) Security Cleared
3 79 (5.14%) SC Cleared
4 64 (4.16%) Master's Degree
5 35 (2.28%) BPSS Clearance
6 31 (2.02%) CISSP
7 22 (1.43%) CISM
7 22 (1.43%) Oracle Certification
8 21 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
9 20 (1.30%) DV Cleared
9 20 (1.30%) ISEB
10 19 (1.24%) PMI Certification
11 15 (0.98%) PMP
12 14 (0.91%) ISTQB
12 14 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 12 (0.78%) CISA
14 11 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 11 (0.72%) Six Sigma Green Belt
15 10 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
15 10 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (6.31%) QA
2 95 (6.18%) GDPR
3 62 (4.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 51 (3.32%) PMO
5 39 (2.54%) Accessibility
6 33 (2.15%) SLA
7 29 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 28 (1.82%) Cyber Essentials
9 27 (1.76%) Data Quality
10 19 (1.24%) NIST
11 16 (1.04%) Def Stans
12 15 (0.98%) PCI DSS
13 13 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 10 (0.65%) ITGC
15 8 (0.52%) COBIT
16 6 (0.39%) ISO 22301
16 6 (0.39%) NIST 800
17 5 (0.33%) ISO 31000
18 4 (0.26%) GRC
18 4 (0.26%) SOC 2
System Software
1 98 (6.38%) Docker
2 23 (1.50%) Firmware
3 10 (0.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 7 (0.46%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.20%) FreeRADIUS
6 3 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.20%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.065%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.065%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 99 (6.44%) Kubernetes
2 19 (1.24%) Terraform
3 10 (0.65%) Mesos
4 6 (0.39%) Ansible
5 4 (0.26%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (0.20%) FortiGate
6 3 (0.20%) HP ALM
6 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.13%) CASB
8 1 (0.065%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 1 (0.065%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.065%) SCCM
8 1 (0.065%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 163 (10.61%) Microsoft
2 111 (7.22%) Oracle
3 90 (5.86%) Google
4 88 (5.73%) SAP
5 87 (5.66%) Salesforce.com
6 32 (2.08%) Instagram
7 31 (2.02%) EMC
8 24 (1.56%) Adobe
8 24 (1.56%) Pega
9 21 (1.37%) IBM
10 15 (0.98%) Facebook
11 14 (0.91%) Sitecore
12 12 (0.78%) Remedy
12 12 (0.78%) VMware
13 11 (0.72%) hybris
14 10 (0.65%) Teradata
14 10 (0.65%) Workday
15 9 (0.59%) Cisco
15 9 (0.59%) Sparx
16 7 (0.46%) Cadence