Period
to 17 May 2021

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

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
UK > England
6 months to
17 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 16,164 18,461 31,841
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 20.19% 20.82% 23.63%
As % of the General category 37.63% 37.93% 41.62%
Number of salaries quoted 11,400 13,995 23,323
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 42,957 48,670 76,507
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 53.65% 54.90% 56.78%
Number of salaries quoted 31,271 38,004 58,551
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,455 £28,328
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £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%

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 17 May 2021.

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 17 May 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 -2 6,539 £65,000 +6.56% 1,089
South East -1 2,856 £47,500 - 599
North of England -1 2,407 £43,500 -1.14% 638
Midlands -1 1,636 £45,000 - 416
South West 0 1,382 £42,500 - 262
North West -1 1,179 £45,000 - 337
West Midlands -3 1,100 £45,000 -3.23% 245
Yorkshire -1 1,024 £45,000 +4.65% 217
East of England 0 854 £47,500 +5.56% 293
East Midlands -2 528 £42,500 -5.56% 165
North East -3 204 £38,000 +1.33% 84
Social Skills
UK

For the 6 months to 17 May 2021, 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 4,949 (30.62%) Agile Software Development
2 3,515 (21.75%) Finance
3 3,405 (21.07%) Problem-Solving
4 3,115 (19.27%) Microsoft
5 2,762 (17.09%) SQL
6 2,644 (16.36%) Azure
7 2,491 (15.41%) Degree
8 2,422 (14.98%) Analytical Skills
9 2,201 (13.62%) JavaScript
10 2,105 (13.02%) AWS
11 2,082 (12.88%) Windows
12 1,934 (11.96%) Python
13 1,932 (11.95%) DevOps
14 1,856 (11.48%) Java
15 1,832 (11.33%) Project Management
16 1,724 (10.67%) C#
17 1,634 (10.11%) Software Engineering
18 1,465 (9.06%) .NET
19 1,450 (8.97%) Linux
20 1,412 (8.74%) Stakeholder Management
21 1,377 (8.52%) HTML
22 1,369 (8.47%) Scrum
23 1,346 (8.33%) Microsoft 365
24 1,323 (8.18%) Mentoring
25 1,288 (7.97%) CSS
26 1,269 (7.85%) Analytics
27 1,257 (7.78%) Active Directory
28 1,253 (7.75%) SQL Server
29 1,248 (7.72%) Computer Science
30 1,209 (7.48%) 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
1 475 (2.94%) SharePoint
2 314 (1.94%) Confluence
3 298 (1.84%) CMS
4 232 (1.44%) MS Exchange
5 157 (0.97%) Apache
6 154 (0.95%) WordPress
7 140 (0.87%) IIS
8 136 (0.84%) Apache Spark
9 126 (0.78%) SAS
10 124 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
11 76 (0.47%) Tomcat
12 68 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 61 (0.38%) nginx
13 61 (0.38%) Skype for Business
13 61 (0.38%) Umbraco
14 58 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
15 51 (0.32%) Drupal
16 46 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 38 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
18 34 (0.21%) EPiServer
Applications
1 960 (5.94%) Microsoft Office
2 821 (5.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 319 (1.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 176 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
5 167 (1.03%) MS Visio
6 116 (0.72%) Sketch
7 113 (0.70%) Photoshop
8 95 (0.59%) InVision
9 92 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
10 79 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
11 73 (0.45%) Figma
12 50 (0.31%) Simulink
13 49 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 30 (0.19%) Adobe Premiere
15 21 (0.13%) SPSS
16 19 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
16 19 (0.12%) AutoCAD
17 18 (0.11%) Stateflow
18 16 (0.099%) Adobe XD
19 15 (0.093%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 158 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 105 (0.65%) NetSuite
3 72 (0.45%) SAP S/4HANA
4 69 (0.43%) Magento
5 63 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
6 62 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
7 44 (0.27%) Shopify
8 36 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
9 35 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
10 33 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
10 33 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 32 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
12 30 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
13 29 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
14 28 (0.17%) SAP Business One
15 23 (0.14%) SAP SD
16 22 (0.14%) SAP FI
17 21 (0.13%) Oracle Assets
18 20 (0.12%) SAP CO
18 20 (0.12%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 2,644 (16.36%) Azure
2 2,105 (13.02%) AWS
3 1,346 (8.33%) Microsoft 365
4 938 (5.80%) SaaS
5 692 (4.28%) Power Platform
6 656 (4.06%) GCP
7 353 (2.18%) Serverless
8 343 (2.12%) GitHub
9 289 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
9 289 (1.79%) PaaS
10 259 (1.60%) Dynamics 365
11 220 (1.36%) IaaS
12 199 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
13 177 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
13 177 (1.10%) AWS Lambda
14 110 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
15 100 (0.62%) PowerApps
16 99 (0.61%) OpenShift
17 98 (0.61%) Amazon S3
18 93 (0.58%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 728 (4.50%) Firewall
2 398 (2.46%) DNS
3 334 (2.07%) Internet
4 325 (2.01%) WAN
5 323 (2.00%) TCP/IP
6 321 (1.99%) VPN
7 320 (1.98%) LAN
8 271 (1.68%) DHCP
9 219 (1.35%) Wireless
10 184 (1.14%) HTTP
11 182 (1.13%) Network Security
11 182 (1.13%) VoIP
12 147 (0.91%) VLAN
13 144 (0.89%) SAN
14 126 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
15 88 (0.54%) MPLS
16 83 (0.51%) Broadband
16 83 (0.51%) Skype
17 79 (0.49%) NAS
18 73 (0.45%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,253 (7.75%) SQL Server
2 587 (3.63%) Power BI
3 560 (3.46%) MySQL
4 479 (2.96%) Relational Database
5 471 (2.91%) NoSQL
6 426 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
7 346 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
8 343 (2.12%) Big Data
9 306 (1.89%) MongoDB
10 303 (1.87%) Tableau
11 250 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 219 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 189 (1.17%) Redis
14 137 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 129 (0.80%) Data Lake
16 124 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
17 118 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 117 (0.72%) Hadoop
19 99 (0.61%) Oracle Database
20 97 (0.60%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1,198 (7.41%) Git (software)
2 887 (5.49%) JIRA
3 649 (4.02%) Jenkins
4 303 (1.87%) Selenium
5 221 (1.37%) Visual Studio
6 188 (1.16%) TeamCity
7 164 (1.01%) GitLab
8 154 (0.95%) Maven
9 153 (0.95%) Subversion
10 150 (0.93%) Bitbucket
11 139 (0.86%) webpack
12 131 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
13 130 (0.80%) Cucumber
14 118 (0.73%) Postman
15 114 (0.71%) Artifactory
16 113 (0.70%) Cypress.io
17 110 (0.68%) gulp
18 108 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 100 (0.62%) JMeter
20 95 (0.59%) Gradle
General
1 3,515 (21.75%) Finance
2 2,422 (14.98%) Analytical Skills
3 1,141 (7.06%) Marketing
4 1,109 (6.86%) Presentation Skills
5 908 (5.62%) Organisational Skills
6 770 (4.76%) Retail
7 644 (3.98%) Legal
8 637 (3.94%) Banking
9 566 (3.50%) Public Sector
10 541 (3.35%) Telecoms
11 539 (3.33%) Law
12 519 (3.21%) Games
13 508 (3.14%) Manufacturing
14 447 (2.77%) Influencing Skills
15 317 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
16 267 (1.65%) Documentation Skills
17 259 (1.60%) Electronics
18 196 (1.21%) Automotive
19 181 (1.12%) Front Office
20 162 (1.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3,057 (18.91%) Developer
2 2,303 (14.25%) Analyst
3 951 (5.88%) Architect
4 774 (4.79%) Consultant
5 733 (4.53%) Software Engineer
6 714 (4.42%) Senior Developer
7 699 (4.32%) Project Manager
8 546 (3.38%) Business Analyst
9 471 (2.91%) Support Engineer
10 443 (2.74%) Support Analyst
11 424 (2.62%) DevOps Engineer
12 379 (2.34%) IT Support
13 349 (2.16%) Junior
14 345 (2.13%) Solutions Architect
15 344 (2.13%) Java Developer
16 338 (2.09%) IT Manager
17 332 (2.05%) Administrator
18 328 (2.03%) IT Analyst
19 327 (2.02%) Full Stack Developer
20 318 (1.97%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,465 (9.06%) .NET
2 1,377 (8.52%) HTML
3 1,288 (7.97%) CSS
4 1,065 (6.59%) React
5 759 (4.70%) AngularJS
6 746 (4.62%) Node.js
7 741 (4.58%) REST
8 545 (3.37%) RESTful
9 516 (3.19%) Web Services
10 431 (2.67%) HTML5
11 424 (2.62%) .NET Core
12 419 (2.59%) Spring
13 392 (2.43%) .NET Framework
14 363 (2.25%) ASP.NET
15 355 (2.20%) Vue.js
15 355 (2.20%) XML
16 350 (2.17%) jQuery
17 322 (1.99%) JSON
18 260 (1.61%) CSS3
19 252 (1.56%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 1,058 (6.55%) User Experience
2 1,015 (6.28%) Self-Motivation
3 898 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 465 (2.88%) Mobile App
5 371 (2.30%) Algorithms
6 322 (1.99%) Greenfield Project
7 292 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
8 284 (1.76%) Data Centre
9 269 (1.66%) Data Structures
10 220 (1.36%) Public Cloud
11 199 (1.23%) Life Science
12 188 (1.16%) Driving Licence
12 188 (1.16%) Social Media
13 162 (1.00%) Hedge funds
14 145 (0.90%) Derivative
15 144 (0.89%) Virtual Team
16 133 (0.82%) Blog
17 120 (0.74%) Renewable Energy
18 115 (0.71%) NHS
19 112 (0.69%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 2,082 (12.88%) Windows
2 1,450 (8.97%) Linux
3 767 (4.75%) Windows Server
4 521 (3.22%) Windows 10
5 421 (2.60%) Android
6 322 (1.99%) Unix
7 285 (1.76%) Apple iOS
8 207 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 177 (1.10%) Windows 7
10 172 (1.06%) Windows Server 2016
11 117 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
12 108 (0.67%) Windows Server 2019
13 101 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 78 (0.48%) Ubuntu
15 69 (0.43%) Mac OS
16 58 (0.36%) CentOS
17 43 (0.27%) Windows 8
18 40 (0.25%) Mac OS X
19 35 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
20 32 (0.20%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,949 (30.62%) Agile Software Development
2 3,405 (21.07%) Problem-Solving
3 1,932 (11.95%) DevOps
4 1,832 (11.33%) Project Management
5 1,634 (10.11%) Software Engineering
6 1,412 (8.74%) Stakeholder Management
7 1,369 (8.47%) Scrum
8 1,323 (8.18%) Mentoring
9 1,269 (7.85%) Analytics
10 1,248 (7.72%) Computer Science
11 1,204 (7.45%) ITIL
12 1,168 (7.23%) Test Automation
13 1,121 (6.94%) Business Intelligence
14 1,063 (6.58%) Microservices
15 962 (5.95%) Continuous Improvement
16 869 (5.38%) Coaching
17 866 (5.36%) SDLC
18 830 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
19 801 (4.96%) TDD
20 796 (4.92%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 2,762 (17.09%) SQL
2 2,201 (13.62%) JavaScript
3 1,934 (11.96%) Python
4 1,856 (11.48%) Java
5 1,724 (10.67%) C#
6 630 (3.90%) C++
7 604 (3.74%) C
8 580 (3.59%) PHP
9 559 (3.46%) TypeScript
10 540 (3.34%) PowerShell
11 323 (2.00%) T-SQL
12 293 (1.81%) Bash Shell
13 281 (1.74%) Go
14 215 (1.33%) Ruby
15 206 (1.27%) R
16 175 (1.08%) Java 8
17 159 (0.98%) Scala
18 148 (0.92%) Kotlin
19 143 (0.88%) ES6
20 99 (0.61%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2,491 (15.41%) Degree
2 742 (4.59%) Security Cleared
3 573 (3.54%) Computer Science Degree
4 453 (2.80%) SC Cleared
5 254 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 227 (1.40%) CISSP
7 212 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
8 181 (1.12%) PhD
9 172 (1.06%) Master's Degree
10 149 (0.92%) CISM
11 126 (0.78%) PMI Certification
12 120 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
13 114 (0.71%) CCNA
14 112 (0.69%) PMP
15 109 (0.67%) CCNP
16 105 (0.65%) DV Cleared
17 99 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 98 (0.61%) MCSE
19 90 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
20 87 (0.54%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 980 (6.06%) QA
2 570 (3.53%) SLA
3 522 (3.23%) GDPR
4 313 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 249 (1.54%) PMO
6 240 (1.48%) Data Quality
7 121 (0.75%) NIST
8 91 (0.56%) PCI DSS
9 90 (0.56%) COBIT
10 65 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
11 61 (0.38%) GRC
12 54 (0.33%) ISO 9001
13 44 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 43 (0.27%) WCAG
15 42 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 36 (0.22%) CDISC
17 32 (0.20%) BS25999
18 29 (0.18%) NCSC
19 26 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
19 26 (0.16%) SOC 2
System Software
1 1,257 (7.78%) Active Directory
2 1,209 (7.48%) Docker
3 498 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 288 (1.78%) Hyper-V
5 88 (0.54%) Firmware
6 85 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
7 79 (0.49%) vSphere
8 71 (0.44%) XenApp
9 59 (0.37%) XenDesktop
10 52 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
11 38 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
12 34 (0.21%) VMware NSX
13 33 (0.20%) BitLocker
14 31 (0.19%) Terminal Server
15 27 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
16 22 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
17 19 (0.12%) RHEV
18 17 (0.11%) NFS
18 17 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
19 11 (0.068%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 921 (5.70%) Kubernetes
2 643 (3.98%) Terraform
3 511 (3.16%) Ansible
4 279 (1.73%) Puppet
5 243 (1.50%) SCCM
6 210 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
7 168 (1.04%) Microsoft Intune
8 102 (0.63%) Grafana
9 85 (0.53%) Prometheus
10 68 (0.42%) Docker Swarm
11 57 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
12 56 (0.35%) Packer
13 48 (0.30%) Graphite
14 45 (0.28%) Consul
15 39 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
16 36 (0.22%) Nagios
16 36 (0.22%) Rancher
17 31 (0.19%) Jamf Pro
18 29 (0.18%) Backup Exec
18 29 (0.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3,115 (19.27%) Microsoft
2 774 (4.79%) VMware
3 757 (4.68%) Oracle
4 605 (3.74%) Google
5 552 (3.41%) Salesforce.com
6 524 (3.24%) SAP
7 453 (2.80%) Cisco
8 343 (2.12%) Citrix
9 306 (1.89%) Adobe
10 269 (1.66%) IBM
11 161 (1.00%) ServiceNow
12 152 (0.94%) Apple
13 136 (0.84%) HP
14 132 (0.82%) Splunk
15 113 (0.70%) Veeam
16 105 (0.65%) Atlassian
17 101 (0.62%) Palo Alto
18 100 (0.62%) Red Hat
19 89 (0.55%) Meraki
20 78 (0.48%) JD Edwards