Period
to

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Social Skills over the 6 months to 16 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
UK > England
6 months to
16 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 2 3 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 32,308 16,140 18,496
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 23.96% 20.31% 20.83%
As % of the General category 37.38% 37.33% 37.67%
Number of salaries quoted 16,158 11,389 14,016
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £88,750 £87,500
UK 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 England with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 86,433 43,240 49,097
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 64.10% 54.41% 55.30%
Number of salaries quoted 44,788 31,511 38,264
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,500
25th Percentile £43,000 £41,250 £40,000
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 £75,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £95,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

Social Skills
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Social Skills in England

Social Skills
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Social Skills in England

Social Skills
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Social Skills in England over the 6 months to 16 May 2022.

Salary histogram for Social Skills in England

Social 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 Social Skills within the England region over the 6 months to 16 May 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
Jobs
London +3 16,434 £65,000 - 1,808
South East +2 4,606 £50,000 +5.26% 750
North of England +3 4,039 £47,500 +9.20% 767
Midlands +3 2,667 £46,000 +2.22% 501
East of England +1 2,349 £47,500 - 472
North West +2 2,108 £47,500 +5.56% 396
West Midlands +3 1,836 £47,500 +5.56% 304
South West +1 1,744 £45,000 +5.88% 385
Yorkshire +3 1,686 £49,000 +8.89% 278
East Midlands +3 816 £43,000 +1.18% 194
North East +3 256 £40,000 +3.56% 93
South Coast - 1 £45,000 -
Social Skills
UK

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

1 11,498 (35.59%) Agile
2 8,296 (25.68%) Finance
3 7,528 (23.30%) Problem-Solving
4 6,345 (19.64%) Degree
5 5,973 (18.49%) SQL
6 5,768 (17.85%) Analytical Skills
7 5,740 (17.77%) Microsoft
8 5,557 (17.20%) Azure
9 4,889 (15.13%) AWS
10 4,805 (14.87%) Python
11 4,483 (13.88%) Software Engineering
12 4,206 (13.02%) Project Management
13 4,173 (12.92%) DevOps
14 4,121 (12.76%) JavaScript
15 4,005 (12.40%) Analytics
16 3,662 (11.33%) Java
17 3,619 (11.20%) Mentoring
18 3,343 (10.35%) CI/CD
19 3,298 (10.21%) Windows
20 3,105 (9.61%) Scrum
21 3,009 (9.31%) C#
22 2,950 (9.13%) Computer Science
23 2,874 (8.90%) React
24 2,863 (8.86%) Stakeholder Management
25 2,832 (8.77%) User Experience
26 2,786 (8.62%) Marketing
27 2,704 (8.37%) Test Automation
28 2,645 (8.19%) .NET
29 2,585 (8.00%) Git (software)
30 2,469 (7.64%) Docker

Social 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
1 998 (3.09%) SharePoint
2 751 (2.32%) Confluence
3 597 (1.85%) Apache Spark
4 490 (1.52%) Apache
5 403 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
6 398 (1.23%) CMS
7 295 (0.91%) MS Exchange
8 289 (0.89%) IIS
9 287 (0.89%) SAS
10 234 (0.72%) Apache Airflow
11 201 (0.62%) Umbraco
12 141 (0.44%) WordPress
13 105 (0.32%) nginx
14 93 (0.29%) Tomcat
15 88 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
16 77 (0.24%) Jupyter
17 72 (0.22%) WebSphere
18 66 (0.20%) Drupal
19 58 (0.18%) Skype for Business
20 54 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1,903 (5.89%) Microsoft Office
2 1,799 (5.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 799 (2.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 388 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
5 374 (1.16%) Sketch
6 365 (1.13%) MS Visio
7 223 (0.69%) InVision
8 217 (0.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 201 (0.62%) Photoshop
10 162 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
11 118 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
12 95 (0.29%) Zeplin
13 78 (0.24%) Adobe XD
14 73 (0.23%) Simulink
15 55 (0.17%) Adobe After Effects
16 53 (0.16%) SPSS
17 49 (0.15%) CATIA
18 46 (0.14%) InDesign
19 32 (0.099%) Maya
19 32 (0.099%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 198 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 142 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
3 135 (0.42%) NetSuite
4 87 (0.27%) Magento
5 65 (0.20%) Sentinel
6 60 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
7 59 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
8 52 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 39 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
9 39 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
10 38 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
11 37 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
11 37 (0.11%) Shopify
12 35 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
13 33 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
14 32 (0.099%) SAP MDG
15 30 (0.093%) SAP ERP
15 30 (0.093%) SAP Oil and Gas
16 28 (0.087%) R3 Corda
17 27 (0.084%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 5,557 (17.20%) Azure
2 4,889 (15.13%) AWS
3 2,202 (6.82%) Microsoft 365
4 1,821 (5.64%) SaaS
5 1,801 (5.57%) GCP
6 1,650 (5.11%) Power Platform
7 948 (2.93%) Serverless
8 693 (2.14%) GitHub
9 547 (1.69%) Figma
10 503 (1.56%) PaaS
11 456 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
12 450 (1.39%) AWS Lambda
13 389 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
14 385 (1.19%) Dynamics 365
15 381 (1.18%) IaaS
16 355 (1.10%) Amazon S3
17 285 (0.88%) Google Analytics
18 264 (0.82%) Azure Data Factory
19 260 (0.80%) npm
20 252 (0.78%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 1,015 (3.14%) Firewall
2 767 (2.37%) DNS
3 565 (1.75%) DHCP
4 537 (1.66%) WAN
5 519 (1.61%) TCP/IP
6 481 (1.49%) Internet
7 479 (1.48%) VPN
8 470 (1.45%) LAN
9 414 (1.28%) HTTP
10 302 (0.93%) Wireless
11 262 (0.81%) Network Security
12 259 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
13 244 (0.76%) VoIP
14 227 (0.70%) VLAN
15 215 (0.67%) Broadband
16 195 (0.60%) SAN
17 171 (0.53%) MPLS
18 148 (0.46%) SD-WAN
19 145 (0.45%) SSL
20 139 (0.43%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,309 (7.15%) SQL Server
2 1,439 (4.45%) Power BI
3 1,272 (3.94%) Relational Database
4 1,258 (3.89%) PostgreSQL
5 1,214 (3.76%) MySQL
6 1,180 (3.65%) NoSQL
7 1,130 (3.50%) Data Warehouse
8 1,103 (3.41%) Big Data
9 762 (2.36%) Tableau
10 628 (1.94%) MongoDB
11 495 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 492 (1.52%) Data Lake
13 372 (1.15%) Hadoop
13 372 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 335 (1.04%) Metadata
15 313 (0.97%) BigQuery
16 296 (0.92%) Redis
17 293 (0.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 255 (0.79%) Oracle Database
19 233 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2,585 (8.00%) Git (software)
2 2,019 (6.25%) JIRA
3 1,081 (3.35%) Jenkins
4 522 (1.62%) Selenium
5 476 (1.47%) GitLab
6 429 (1.33%) webpack
7 379 (1.17%) Cypress.io
8 336 (1.04%) Visual Studio
9 271 (0.84%) Bitbucket
10 266 (0.82%) Cucumber
10 266 (0.82%) Maven
11 226 (0.70%) Postman
12 218 (0.67%) JUnit
13 198 (0.61%) JMeter
14 196 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
15 183 (0.57%) TeamCity
16 181 (0.56%) CircleCI
17 153 (0.47%) Subversion
18 150 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
19 123 (0.38%) NUnit
General
1 8,296 (25.68%) Finance
2 5,768 (17.85%) Analytical Skills
3 2,786 (8.62%) Marketing
4 2,325 (7.20%) Retail
5 2,147 (6.65%) Presentation Skills
6 1,997 (6.18%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 1,743 (5.39%) Banking
8 1,718 (5.32%) Organisational Skills
9 1,477 (4.57%) Public Sector
10 1,422 (4.40%) Influencing Skills
11 1,311 (4.06%) Legal
12 1,193 (3.69%) Games
13 1,025 (3.17%) Manufacturing
14 1,003 (3.10%) Law
15 840 (2.60%) Automotive
16 797 (2.47%) Telecoms
17 741 (2.29%) Advertising
18 543 (1.68%) Pharmaceutical
19 440 (1.36%) Electronics
20 362 (1.12%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 4,765 (14.75%) Analyst
2 4,670 (14.45%) Developer
3 2,237 (6.92%) Software Engineer
4 2,009 (6.22%) Architect
5 1,398 (4.33%) Project Manager
6 1,255 (3.88%) Business Analyst
7 1,254 (3.88%) Consultant
8 1,126 (3.49%) Senior Developer
9 807 (2.50%) Senior Software Engineer
10 766 (2.37%) Support Engineer
11 756 (2.34%) Solutions Architect
12 736 (2.28%) Data Engineer
13 721 (2.23%) Senior Manager
14 671 (2.08%) IT Manager
14 671 (2.08%) IT Support
15 670 (2.07%) Senior Analyst
16 666 (2.06%) Support Analyst
17 645 (2.00%) Designer
18 619 (1.92%) Software Developer
19 571 (1.77%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,874 (8.90%) React
2 2,645 (8.19%) .NET
3 2,441 (7.56%) HTML
4 2,342 (7.25%) CSS
5 1,914 (5.92%) Node.js
6 1,368 (4.23%) REST
7 1,290 (3.99%) AngularJS
8 1,053 (3.26%) Kafka
9 1,009 (3.12%) RESTful
10 963 (2.98%) ASP.NET
11 889 (2.75%) Spring
12 817 (2.53%) Web Services
13 810 (2.51%) HTML5
14 692 (2.14%) JSON
15 653 (2.02%) Spring Boot
16 619 (1.92%) .NET Core
17 569 (1.76%) .NET Framework
18 568 (1.76%) Sass
19 565 (1.75%) GraphQL
20 526 (1.63%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2,832 (8.77%) User Experience
2 2,396 (7.42%) Self-Motivation
3 1,455 (4.50%) Management Information System
4 1,094 (3.39%) Algorithms
5 897 (2.78%) Mobile App
6 792 (2.45%) Virtual Team
7 597 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
8 576 (1.78%) Data Centre
9 534 (1.65%) Social Media
10 525 (1.62%) Data Structures
11 514 (1.59%) Life Science
12 510 (1.58%) Cloud Native
13 489 (1.51%) Public Cloud
14 485 (1.50%) IoT
15 433 (1.34%) Greenfield Project
16 306 (0.95%) Driving Licence
17 288 (0.89%) NHS
18 264 (0.82%) Blockchain
19 252 (0.78%) Blog
20 246 (0.76%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 3,298 (10.21%) Windows
2 2,463 (7.62%) Linux
3 1,001 (3.10%) Windows Server
4 815 (2.52%) Windows 10
5 795 (2.46%) Android
6 660 (2.04%) Apple iOS
7 647 (2.00%) Unix
8 318 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
9 268 (0.83%) Windows Server 2016
10 249 (0.77%) Mac OS
11 186 (0.58%) Windows 7
12 185 (0.57%) Windows Server 2019
13 135 (0.42%) Ubuntu
14 131 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
15 103 (0.32%) CentOS
16 97 (0.30%) VMS
17 96 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 92 (0.28%) Mac OS X
19 52 (0.16%) Windows 8
20 41 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11,498 (35.59%) Agile
2 7,528 (23.30%) Problem-Solving
3 4,483 (13.88%) Software Engineering
4 4,206 (13.02%) Project Management
5 4,173 (12.92%) DevOps
6 4,005 (12.40%) Analytics
7 3,619 (11.20%) Mentoring
8 3,343 (10.35%) CI/CD
9 3,105 (9.61%) Scrum
10 2,950 (9.13%) Computer Science
11 2,863 (8.86%) Stakeholder Management
12 2,704 (8.37%) Test Automation
13 2,446 (7.57%) Business Intelligence
14 2,401 (7.43%) Coaching
15 2,345 (7.26%) Microservices
16 2,342 (7.25%) Continuous Improvement
17 2,331 (7.21%) Decision-Making
18 2,224 (6.88%) ITIL
19 2,026 (6.27%) Data Science
20 1,931 (5.98%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5,973 (18.49%) SQL
2 4,805 (14.87%) Python
3 4,121 (12.76%) JavaScript
4 3,662 (11.33%) Java
5 3,009 (9.31%) C#
6 1,554 (4.81%) TypeScript
7 1,246 (3.86%) C
8 1,108 (3.43%) C++
9 862 (2.67%) R
10 851 (2.63%) PowerShell
11 817 (2.53%) PHP
12 600 (1.86%) Go
13 551 (1.71%) T-SQL
14 545 (1.69%) Kotlin
15 513 (1.59%) Scala
16 511 (1.58%) Ruby
17 480 (1.49%) Bash
18 341 (1.06%) ES6
19 287 (0.89%) VBA
20 283 (0.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6,345 (19.64%) Degree
2 1,579 (4.89%) Security Cleared
3 1,322 (4.09%) Computer Science Degree
4 1,056 (3.27%) SC Cleared
5 516 (1.60%) Master's Degree
6 498 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
7 382 (1.18%) CISSP
8 381 (1.18%) DBS Check
9 356 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
10 341 (1.06%) PMI Certification
11 290 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
12 263 (0.81%) DV Cleared
13 259 (0.80%) ISTQB
14 231 (0.71%) PhD
15 204 (0.63%) CCNA
16 203 (0.63%) ISEB
17 200 (0.62%) PMP
18 197 (0.61%) CISM
18 197 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 195 (0.60%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2,238 (6.93%) QA
2 1,019 (3.15%) SLA
3 834 (2.58%) GDPR
4 759 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 538 (1.67%) Data Quality
6 516 (1.60%) Accessibility
7 492 (1.52%) PMO
8 425 (1.32%) Cyber Essentials
9 308 (0.95%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 308 (0.95%) NIST
10 200 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 122 (0.38%) PCI DSS
12 115 (0.36%) COBIT
13 86 (0.27%) Good Clinical Practice
14 79 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 69 (0.21%) GRC
15 69 (0.21%) SOC 2
16 62 (0.19%) Actionable Recommendations
17 53 (0.16%) IEC 61508
18 52 (0.16%) NCSC
System Software
1 2,469 (7.64%) Docker
2 1,925 (5.96%) Active Directory
3 659 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 286 (0.89%) Hyper-V
5 164 (0.51%) Firmware
6 152 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
7 117 (0.36%) vSphere
8 109 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
9 97 (0.30%) XenApp
10 76 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
11 51 (0.16%) XenDesktop
12 41 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
13 36 (0.11%) LXC
14 32 (0.099%) Oracle RAC
15 29 (0.090%) BitLocker
16 27 (0.084%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 25 (0.077%) VMware NSX
18 23 (0.071%) Terminal Services
19 21 (0.065%) VMware Workstation
20 16 (0.050%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2,380 (7.37%) Kubernetes
2 1,378 (4.27%) Terraform
3 789 (2.44%) Ansible
4 388 (1.20%) SCCM
5 278 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
6 277 (0.86%) Microsoft Intune
7 270 (0.84%) Puppet
8 203 (0.63%) Grafana
9 191 (0.59%) Prometheus
10 108 (0.33%) Docker Swarm
11 90 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
12 88 (0.27%) Kibana
13 79 (0.24%) Jamf Pro
14 68 (0.21%) SCOM
15 62 (0.19%) Istio
16 61 (0.19%) FortiGate
17 59 (0.18%) HP ALM
18 58 (0.18%) WSUS
19 56 (0.17%) logstash
20 51 (0.16%) Bugsnag
Vendors
1 5,740 (17.77%) Microsoft
2 1,762 (5.45%) Google
3 1,157 (3.58%) Oracle
4 1,150 (3.56%) Salesforce.com
5 908 (2.81%) VMware
6 841 (2.60%) Adobe
7 763 (2.36%) SAP
8 757 (2.34%) Cisco
9 539 (1.67%) Apple
10 489 (1.51%) Citrix
11 363 (1.12%) IBM
12 316 (0.98%) ServiceNow
13 296 (0.92%) Northgate
14 286 (0.89%) Databricks
15 265 (0.82%) NEC
16 263 (0.81%) HP
17 208 (0.64%) Facebook
18 206 (0.64%) Palo Alto
19 201 (0.62%) Atlassian
20 187 (0.58%) Bloomberg