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

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 7 3
Rank change year-on-year +4 -4 0
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 25,897 7,839 28,614
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 23.66% 17.81% 22.56%
As % of the General category 40.57% 34.91% 40.68%
Number of salaries quoted 15,373 6,140 21,221
10th Percentile £28,250 £29,613 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £38,750 £34,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £67,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £83,750
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 63,836 22,455 70,342
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 58.31% 51.01% 55.46%
Number of salaries quoted 39,754 18,261 54,382
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £28,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £57,500 £53,638
Median % change year-on-year - +7.20% +3.15%
75th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £97,500 £90,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,029 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.49% +4.82% +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 October 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 October 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 +7 11,430 £67,500 +3.85% 2,169
South East +4 4,420 £50,000 - 865
North of England +4 3,595 £45,000 - 1,104
Midlands +5 2,655 £45,000 -1.10% 713
North West +7 1,966 £45,000 -5.26% 597
West Midlands +5 1,809 £47,500 - 424
South West +2 1,676 £45,000 - 491
East of England +2 1,617 £40,000 -5.88% 517
Yorkshire +1 1,365 £44,964 +12.41% 368
East Midlands +7 830 £41,500 -2.35% 285
North East +6 270 £37,060 -17.65% 139
South Coast - 4 £80,000 -
Social Skills
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 8,290 (32.01%) Agile Software Development
2 6,047 (23.35%) Problem-Solving
3 5,788 (22.35%) Finance
4 4,885 (18.86%) Microsoft
5 4,398 (16.98%) SQL
6 4,257 (16.44%) Degree
7 4,201 (16.22%) Azure
8 3,983 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
9 3,477 (13.43%) AWS
10 3,375 (13.03%) JavaScript
11 3,121 (12.05%) DevOps
12 3,070 (11.85%) Java
13 2,999 (11.58%) Project Management
14 2,891 (11.16%) Python
15 2,726 (10.53%) Windows
16 2,677 (10.34%) Software Engineering
17 2,544 (9.82%) Scrum
18 2,523 (9.74%) Analytics
19 2,457 (9.49%) C#
20 2,301 (8.89%) Retail
21 2,229 (8.61%) Mentoring
22 2,193 (8.47%) .NET
23 2,130 (8.22%) Stakeholder Management
24 2,107 (8.14%) Docker
25 2,038 (7.87%) Computer Science
26 1,998 (7.72%) React
27 1,941 (7.50%) Microsoft 365
28 1,932 (7.46%) Self-Motivation
29 1,918 (7.41%) HTML
30 1,881 (7.26%) Microservices

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
1 701 (2.71%) SharePoint
2 561 (2.17%) Confluence
3 417 (1.61%) CMS
4 284 (1.10%) Apache Spark
5 260 (1.00%) Apache
6 258 (1.00%) MS Exchange
7 229 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
8 221 (0.85%) WordPress
9 212 (0.82%) IIS
10 207 (0.80%) SAS
11 138 (0.53%) nginx
12 117 (0.45%) WebLogic
13 85 (0.33%) Apache Airflow
13 85 (0.33%) Tomcat
14 67 (0.26%) Apache Solr
14 67 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
15 63 (0.24%) Drupal
16 62 (0.24%) Skype for Business
16 62 (0.24%) Umbraco
17 49 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1,629 (6.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1,327 (5.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 599 (2.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 288 (1.11%) Microsoft Project
5 208 (0.80%) MS Visio
6 159 (0.61%) Figma
7 133 (0.51%) Sketch
8 111 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
9 105 (0.41%) Photoshop
10 91 (0.35%) InVision
11 89 (0.34%) Simulink
12 79 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
13 57 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 37 (0.14%) InDesign
15 35 (0.14%) Adobe XD
16 20 (0.077%) Chatbot
17 17 (0.066%) Acrobat
18 16 (0.062%) AutoCAD
18 16 (0.062%) Revit
19 15 (0.058%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 214 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 138 (0.53%) NetSuite
3 114 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
4 109 (0.42%) SAP S/4HANA
5 99 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
5 99 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
6 91 (0.35%) Magento
7 84 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
8 74 (0.29%) SAP ERP
9 68 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
10 67 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 57 (0.22%) SAP MM
12 56 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
12 56 (0.22%) Shopify
13 49 (0.19%) Maximo
14 42 (0.16%) SAP APO
15 41 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
16 37 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
16 37 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
17 32 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 4,201 (16.22%) Azure
2 3,477 (13.43%) AWS
3 1,941 (7.50%) Microsoft 365
4 1,472 (5.68%) SaaS
5 1,221 (4.71%) GCP
6 1,138 (4.39%) Power Platform
7 913 (3.53%) Serverless
8 768 (2.97%) GitHub
9 506 (1.95%) PaaS
10 408 (1.58%) IaaS
11 400 (1.54%) Dynamics 365
12 355 (1.37%) AWS Lambda
13 289 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
14 272 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
15 212 (0.82%) PowerApps
16 206 (0.80%) Google Analytics
17 204 (0.79%) npm
18 196 (0.76%) Power Automate
19 192 (0.74%) OpenShift
20 182 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 1,026 (3.96%) Firewall
2 682 (2.63%) DNS
3 562 (2.17%) WAN
4 512 (1.98%) TCP/IP
5 507 (1.96%) Internet
6 500 (1.93%) VPN
7 483 (1.87%) LAN
8 437 (1.69%) DHCP
9 378 (1.46%) HTTP
10 258 (1.00%) Wireless
11 257 (0.99%) VLAN
12 256 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
13 229 (0.88%) Broadband
14 210 (0.81%) Network Security
15 185 (0.71%) MPLS
15 185 (0.71%) VoIP
16 179 (0.69%) SAN
17 109 (0.42%) BGP
18 108 (0.42%) Ethernet
19 100 (0.39%) 5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,799 (6.95%) SQL Server
2 958 (3.70%) MySQL
3 932 (3.60%) Relational Database
4 924 (3.57%) Power BI
5 898 (3.47%) NoSQL
6 765 (2.95%) Data Warehouse
7 747 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
8 654 (2.53%) Big Data
9 522 (2.02%) Tableau
10 443 (1.71%) MongoDB
11 342 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 315 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 312 (1.20%) Redis
14 299 (1.15%) Data Lake
15 257 (0.99%) Oracle Database
16 252 (0.97%) Hadoop
17 238 (0.92%) RDBMS
18 234 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 188 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
20 174 (0.67%) Metadata
Development Applications
1 1,742 (6.73%) Git (software)
2 1,476 (5.70%) JIRA
3 1,167 (4.51%) Jenkins
4 408 (1.58%) Selenium
5 331 (1.28%) GitLab
6 321 (1.24%) webpack
7 255 (0.98%) Visual Studio
8 229 (0.88%) Maven
9 221 (0.85%) Cucumber
10 219 (0.85%) TeamCity
11 204 (0.79%) Subversion
12 203 (0.78%) Bitbucket
12 203 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
13 170 (0.66%) Cypress.io
14 166 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 149 (0.58%) gulp
15 149 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
16 145 (0.56%) Postman
17 119 (0.46%) JUnit
18 118 (0.46%) Mercurial
General
1 5,788 (22.35%) Finance
2 3,983 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 2,301 (8.89%) Retail
4 1,703 (6.58%) Marketing
5 1,695 (6.55%) Presentation Skills
6 1,542 (5.95%) Organisational Skills
7 1,161 (4.48%) Banking
8 875 (3.38%) Influencing Skills
9 806 (3.11%) Telecoms
10 791 (3.05%) Games
11 775 (2.99%) Public Sector
12 774 (2.99%) Law
13 756 (2.92%) Legal
14 674 (2.60%) Manufacturing
15 650 (2.51%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 538 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
17 411 (1.59%) Advertising
18 341 (1.32%) Documentation Skills
19 306 (1.18%) Electronics
20 248 (0.96%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 4,617 (17.83%) Developer
2 3,372 (13.02%) Analyst
3 1,513 (5.84%) Architect
4 1,431 (5.53%) Consultant
5 1,286 (4.97%) Software Engineer
6 1,221 (4.71%) Project Manager
7 1,048 (4.05%) Senior Developer
8 895 (3.46%) Business Analyst
9 667 (2.58%) Java Developer
10 664 (2.56%) Support Engineer
11 633 (2.44%) Support Analyst
12 550 (2.12%) Solutions Architect
13 531 (2.05%) IT Support
14 505 (1.95%) Full Stack Developer
15 493 (1.90%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 489 (1.89%) IT Manager
17 478 (1.85%) DevOps Engineer
18 466 (1.80%) Software Developer
19 451 (1.74%) Senior Software Engineer
20 436 (1.68%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,193 (8.47%) .NET
2 1,998 (7.72%) React
3 1,918 (7.41%) HTML
4 1,857 (7.17%) CSS
5 1,301 (5.02%) REST
6 1,291 (4.99%) Node.js
7 1,095 (4.23%) AngularJS
8 976 (3.77%) Web Services
9 872 (3.37%) Spring
10 833 (3.22%) RESTful
11 677 (2.61%) .NET Core
12 602 (2.32%) HTML5
13 534 (2.06%) Kafka
14 521 (2.01%) ASP.NET
15 516 (1.99%) GraphQL
16 496 (1.92%) jQuery
17 488 (1.88%) .NET Framework
18 477 (1.84%) Spring Boot
19 468 (1.81%) XML
20 458 (1.77%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1,932 (7.46%) Self-Motivation
2 1,815 (7.01%) User Experience
3 1,318 (5.09%) Management Information System
4 715 (2.76%) Algorithms
5 596 (2.30%) Mobile App
6 526 (2.03%) Data Structures
7 524 (2.02%) Social Media
8 482 (1.86%) Greenfield Project
9 478 (1.85%) Data Centre
10 404 (1.56%) Virtual Team
11 396 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
12 384 (1.48%) Life Science
13 366 (1.41%) Public Cloud
14 355 (1.37%) Driving Licence
15 265 (1.02%) Cloud Native
16 254 (0.98%) EPoS
17 224 (0.86%) Blog
18 195 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
19 165 (0.64%) Analytical Mindset
20 159 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 2,726 (10.53%) Windows
2 1,699 (6.56%) Linux
3 869 (3.36%) Windows Server
4 678 (2.62%) Windows 10
5 634 (2.45%) Android
6 566 (2.19%) Apple iOS
7 440 (1.70%) Unix
8 249 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
9 222 (0.86%) Windows Server 2016
10 179 (0.69%) Windows 7
11 140 (0.54%) Windows Server 2019
12 139 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
13 126 (0.49%) Mac OS
14 83 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 82 (0.32%) Mac OS X
16 67 (0.26%) CentOS
17 59 (0.23%) Windows 8
18 53 (0.20%) Solaris
19 51 (0.20%) VMS
20 46 (0.18%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8,290 (32.01%) Agile Software Development
2 6,047 (23.35%) Problem-Solving
3 3,121 (12.05%) DevOps
4 2,999 (11.58%) Project Management
5 2,677 (10.34%) Software Engineering
6 2,544 (9.82%) Scrum
7 2,523 (9.74%) Analytics
8 2,229 (8.61%) Mentoring
9 2,130 (8.22%) Stakeholder Management
10 2,038 (7.87%) Computer Science
11 1,881 (7.26%) Microservices
12 1,702 (6.57%) Continuous Improvement
13 1,699 (6.56%) SDLC
14 1,675 (6.47%) Test Automation
15 1,631 (6.30%) Business Intelligence
16 1,583 (6.11%) ITIL
17 1,462 (5.65%) TDD
18 1,397 (5.39%) Service Delivery
19 1,381 (5.33%) Project Delivery
20 1,359 (5.25%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 4,398 (16.98%) SQL
2 3,375 (13.03%) JavaScript
3 3,070 (11.85%) Java
4 2,891 (11.16%) Python
5 2,457 (9.49%) C#
6 1,111 (4.29%) TypeScript
7 976 (3.77%) C
8 940 (3.63%) PowerShell
9 930 (3.59%) C++
10 755 (2.92%) PHP
11 450 (1.74%) Bash Shell
11 450 (1.74%) Go
12 439 (1.70%) Java 8
13 425 (1.64%) R
14 380 (1.47%) Ruby
15 360 (1.39%) Scala
16 357 (1.38%) T-SQL
17 314 (1.21%) Kotlin
18 294 (1.14%) ES6
19 242 (0.93%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4,257 (16.44%) Degree
2 1,378 (5.32%) Security Cleared
3 909 (3.51%) SC Cleared
4 816 (3.15%) Computer Science Degree
5 353 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 341 (1.32%) Master's Degree
7 322 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
8 310 (1.20%) CISSP
9 247 (0.95%) CISM
10 226 (0.87%) CCNA
11 206 (0.80%) PhD
12 193 (0.75%) PMI Certification
13 165 (0.64%) ISEB
14 161 (0.62%) CCNP
15 144 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
16 130 (0.50%) MCSE
17 126 (0.49%) PMP
18 122 (0.47%) ISTQB
19 120 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 114 (0.44%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,410 (5.44%) QA
2 1,110 (4.29%) SLA
3 675 (2.61%) GDPR
4 518 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 440 (1.70%) Data Quality
6 335 (1.29%) PMO
7 285 (1.10%) Accessibility
8 249 (0.96%) NIST
9 247 (0.95%) Cyber Essentials
10 146 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 146 (0.56%) PCI DSS
11 77 (0.30%) COBIT
12 66 (0.25%) GRC
13 59 (0.23%) Good Clinical Practice
14 56 (0.22%) CDISC
15 53 (0.20%) ISO 9001
15 53 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 53 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 45 (0.17%) GxP
17 40 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 2,107 (8.14%) Docker
2 1,574 (6.08%) Active Directory
3 611 (2.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 384 (1.48%) Hyper-V
5 134 (0.52%) vSphere
6 121 (0.47%) Firmware
7 100 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
8 89 (0.34%) XenApp
9 86 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
10 70 (0.27%) XenDesktop
11 53 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
12 40 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
13 33 (0.13%) BitLocker
14 31 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
15 30 (0.12%) VMware NSX
16 28 (0.11%) KVM
17 26 (0.10%) Terminal Server
18 18 (0.070%) Apache ZooKeeper
19 15 (0.058%) Terminal Services
20 13 (0.050%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 1,680 (6.49%) Kubernetes
2 1,158 (4.47%) Terraform
3 691 (2.67%) Ansible
4 352 (1.36%) SCCM
5 304 (1.17%) Microsoft Intune
6 276 (1.07%) Puppet
7 227 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
8 164 (0.63%) Grafana
9 107 (0.41%) Prometheus
10 88 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
11 84 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
12 80 (0.31%) WSUS
13 79 (0.31%) Kibana
14 54 (0.21%) Jamf Pro
14 54 (0.21%) logstash
14 54 (0.21%) Nagios
15 46 (0.18%) Graphite
16 44 (0.17%) Packer
17 43 (0.17%) ZABBIX
18 42 (0.16%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4,885 (18.86%) Microsoft
2 1,313 (5.07%) Oracle
3 1,216 (4.70%) Google
4 952 (3.68%) VMware
5 917 (3.54%) Salesforce.com
6 877 (3.39%) SAP
7 609 (2.35%) Cisco
8 460 (1.78%) Adobe
9 431 (1.66%) Citrix
10 301 (1.16%) Apple
11 291 (1.12%) ServiceNow
12 259 (1.00%) IBM
13 228 (0.88%) Splunk
14 201 (0.78%) HP
15 179 (0.69%) Veeam
16 159 (0.61%) Facebook
17 155 (0.60%) Atlassian
18 147 (0.57%) Databricks
19 138 (0.53%) Dell
20 120 (0.46%) MuleSoft