Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
UK > England
6 months to
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 4 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 22,112 13,157 31,338
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 22.05% 20.19% 23.43%
As % of the General category 39.11% 37.32% 41.42%
Number of salaries quoted 13,693 9,998 23,112
10th Percentile £28,500 £28,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £65,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £49,500
% change year-on-year +1.94% +4.04% +4.21%

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 56,544 35,254 75,650
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 56.38% 54.09% 56.57%
Number of salaries quoted 36,555 27,831 58,049
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,597 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,350 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.88% +5.43% +5.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £76,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £95,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £56,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +1.82% +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 24 July 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 24 July 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 9,439 £67,500 +3.85% 1,919
South East +1 3,884 £50,000 +4.80% 841
North of England +1 3,006 £44,500 -1.11% 1,106
Midlands +1 2,292 £45,000 - 646
South West +1 1,751 £42,500 -5.56% 443
North West +2 1,564 £45,000 -5.26% 569
West Midlands +1 1,528 £47,500 +5.56% 409
Yorkshire -1 1,196 £43,000 +1.18% 383
East of England 0 1,173 £45,000 - 442
East Midlands 0 754 £41,750 -7.22% 235
North East -3 247 £36,250 -9.38% 154
South Coast 0 4 £80,000 -
Social Skills
UK

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 7,144 (32.31%) Agile Software Development
2 5,041 (22.80%) Problem-Solving
3 4,851 (21.94%) Finance
4 4,127 (18.66%) Microsoft
5 3,888 (17.58%) SQL
6 3,475 (15.72%) Azure
7 3,433 (15.53%) Degree
8 3,342 (15.11%) Analytical Skills
9 3,094 (13.99%) JavaScript
10 3,027 (13.69%) AWS
11 2,712 (12.26%) Java
12 2,634 (11.91%) DevOps
13 2,609 (11.80%) Python
14 2,443 (11.05%) Project Management
15 2,424 (10.96%) Software Engineering
16 2,405 (10.88%) Windows
17 2,259 (10.22%) C#
18 2,199 (9.94%) Scrum
19 2,042 (9.23%) .NET
20 2,000 (9.04%) Docker
21 1,942 (8.78%) Analytics
22 1,901 (8.60%) React
23 1,897 (8.58%) Mentoring
24 1,786 (8.08%) HTML
25 1,785 (8.07%) Stakeholder Management
26 1,759 (7.95%) Linux
27 1,719 (7.77%) CSS
28 1,704 (7.71%) Microservices
29 1,665 (7.53%) Computer Science
30 1,633 (7.39%) Microsoft 365

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
1 593 (2.68%) SharePoint
2 448 (2.03%) Confluence
3 332 (1.50%) CMS
4 257 (1.16%) MS Exchange
5 249 (1.13%) Apache
6 228 (1.03%) Apache Spark
7 215 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
8 206 (0.93%) WordPress
9 166 (0.75%) IIS
10 152 (0.69%) SAS
11 122 (0.55%) nginx
12 107 (0.48%) Tomcat
13 102 (0.46%) WebLogic
14 74 (0.33%) Apache Airflow
14 74 (0.33%) Skype for Business
15 63 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 53 (0.24%) Drupal
17 50 (0.23%) Apache Solr
18 48 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
19 47 (0.21%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1,326 (6.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1,038 (4.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 431 (1.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 229 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
5 186 (0.84%) MS Visio
6 141 (0.64%) Sketch
7 119 (0.54%) Photoshop
8 111 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
9 106 (0.48%) Figma
10 101 (0.46%) InVision
11 88 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
12 75 (0.34%) Simulink
13 60 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 26 (0.12%) Adobe XD
15 23 (0.10%) AutoCAD
15 23 (0.10%) InDesign
16 22 (0.099%) Adobe After Effects
17 20 (0.090%) Chatbot
18 19 (0.086%) Adobe Premiere
18 19 (0.086%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 191 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 110 (0.50%) NetSuite
3 94 (0.43%) Magento
4 91 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
5 86 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
6 75 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
7 71 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
8 69 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
9 63 (0.28%) Shopify
10 49 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
11 44 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
12 38 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
13 35 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 35 (0.16%) SAP ERP
14 34 (0.15%) SAP FI
15 33 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
16 30 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
17 29 (0.13%) SAP CO
18 27 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
19 26 (0.12%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3,475 (15.72%) Azure
2 3,027 (13.69%) AWS
3 1,633 (7.39%) Microsoft 365
4 1,284 (5.81%) SaaS
5 1,032 (4.67%) GCP
6 933 (4.22%) Power Platform
7 747 (3.38%) Serverless
8 663 (3.00%) GitHub
9 452 (2.04%) PaaS
10 340 (1.54%) IaaS
11 332 (1.50%) Dynamics 365
12 317 (1.43%) Azure Active Directory
13 295 (1.33%) AWS Lambda
14 262 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
15 213 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
16 168 (0.76%) npm
17 167 (0.76%) PowerApps
18 151 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
18 151 (0.68%) Amazon S3
19 142 (0.64%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 895 (4.05%) Firewall
2 518 (2.34%) DNS
3 501 (2.27%) Internet
4 420 (1.90%) VPN
5 414 (1.87%) TCP/IP
6 413 (1.87%) WAN
7 384 (1.74%) LAN
8 335 (1.52%) DHCP
9 329 (1.49%) HTTP
10 245 (1.11%) Wireless
11 204 (0.92%) VLAN
12 193 (0.87%) Network Security
13 190 (0.86%) VoIP
14 177 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
15 168 (0.76%) Broadband
16 163 (0.74%) SAN
17 140 (0.63%) MPLS
18 106 (0.48%) Ethernet
19 95 (0.43%) BGP
20 91 (0.41%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,624 (7.34%) SQL Server
2 814 (3.68%) MySQL
3 803 (3.63%) Relational Database
4 802 (3.63%) Power BI
5 780 (3.53%) NoSQL
6 622 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
7 615 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
8 574 (2.60%) Big Data
9 435 (1.97%) Tableau
10 433 (1.96%) MongoDB
11 329 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 290 (1.31%) Redis
13 255 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 235 (1.06%) Data Lake
15 228 (1.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 227 (1.03%) Oracle Database
17 206 (0.93%) Hadoop
18 192 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
19 182 (0.82%) RDBMS
20 142 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1,592 (7.20%) Git (software)
2 1,286 (5.82%) JIRA
3 984 (4.45%) Jenkins
4 398 (1.80%) Selenium
5 296 (1.34%) webpack
6 282 (1.28%) GitLab
7 267 (1.21%) Visual Studio
8 233 (1.05%) TeamCity
9 212 (0.96%) Cucumber
10 200 (0.90%) Maven
11 181 (0.82%) Bitbucket
12 161 (0.73%) gulp
13 159 (0.72%) Subversion
13 159 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
14 151 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
15 149 (0.67%) Cypress.io
16 139 (0.63%) Postman
17 137 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 133 (0.60%) JMeter
19 108 (0.49%) Mercurial
General
1 4,851 (21.94%) Finance
2 3,342 (15.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1,593 (7.20%) Retail
4 1,479 (6.69%) Marketing
5 1,356 (6.13%) Presentation Skills
6 1,260 (5.70%) Organisational Skills
7 967 (4.37%) Banking
8 774 (3.50%) Games
9 760 (3.44%) Telecoms
10 713 (3.22%) Public Sector
11 688 (3.11%) Influencing Skills
12 663 (3.00%) Legal
13 602 (2.72%) Law
14 527 (2.38%) Manufacturing
15 432 (1.95%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 356 (1.61%) Documentation Skills
17 353 (1.60%) Pharmaceutical
18 288 (1.30%) Advertising
19 286 (1.29%) Electronics
20 206 (0.93%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4,309 (19.49%) Developer
2 2,889 (13.07%) Analyst
3 1,240 (5.61%) Architect
4 1,102 (4.98%) Software Engineer
5 1,064 (4.81%) Consultant
6 998 (4.51%) Senior Developer
7 969 (4.38%) Project Manager
8 755 (3.41%) Business Analyst
9 603 (2.73%) Java Developer
10 575 (2.60%) Support Engineer
11 548 (2.48%) Support Analyst
12 502 (2.27%) DevOps Engineer
13 485 (2.19%) IT Support
14 450 (2.04%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 445 (2.01%) Full Stack Developer
16 444 (2.01%) Junior
17 443 (2.00%) Solutions Architect
18 428 (1.94%) IT Manager
19 398 (1.80%) IT Analyst
20 378 (1.71%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,042 (9.23%) .NET
2 1,901 (8.60%) React
3 1,786 (8.08%) HTML
4 1,719 (7.77%) CSS
5 1,260 (5.70%) REST
6 1,169 (5.29%) Node.js
7 1,080 (4.88%) AngularJS
8 823 (3.72%) RESTful
9 756 (3.42%) Web Services
10 750 (3.39%) Spring
11 626 (2.83%) .NET Core
12 549 (2.48%) HTML5
13 479 (2.17%) .NET Framework
14 467 (2.11%) Vue.js
15 466 (2.11%) ASP.NET
15 466 (2.11%) GraphQL
16 462 (2.09%) JSON
17 435 (1.97%) XML
18 432 (1.95%) Kafka
19 431 (1.95%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1,565 (7.08%) User Experience
2 1,555 (7.03%) Self-Motivation
3 1,046 (4.73%) Management Information System
4 584 (2.64%) Mobile App
5 557 (2.52%) Algorithms
6 415 (1.88%) Greenfield Project
7 398 (1.80%) Data Centre
8 391 (1.77%) Data Structures
9 369 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
10 337 (1.52%) Driving Licence
11 320 (1.45%) Public Cloud
11 320 (1.45%) Social Media
12 293 (1.33%) Virtual Team
13 283 (1.28%) Life Science
14 190 (0.86%) Cloud Native
15 184 (0.83%) Blog
16 175 (0.79%) Derivative
17 160 (0.72%) Renewable Energy
18 158 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 140 (0.63%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2,405 (10.88%) Windows
2 1,759 (7.95%) Linux
3 800 (3.62%) Windows Server
4 651 (2.94%) Android
5 584 (2.64%) Windows 10
6 488 (2.21%) Apple iOS
7 434 (1.96%) Unix
8 201 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
9 171 (0.77%) Windows 7
10 161 (0.73%) Windows Server 2016
11 125 (0.57%) Windows Server 2019
12 123 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
13 107 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 103 (0.47%) Mac OS
15 74 (0.33%) CentOS
16 68 (0.31%) Ubuntu
17 59 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
18 56 (0.25%) Mac OS X
19 48 (0.22%) Solaris
20 45 (0.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7,144 (32.31%) Agile Software Development
2 5,041 (22.80%) Problem-Solving
3 2,634 (11.91%) DevOps
4 2,443 (11.05%) Project Management
5 2,424 (10.96%) Software Engineering
6 2,199 (9.94%) Scrum
7 1,942 (8.78%) Analytics
8 1,897 (8.58%) Mentoring
9 1,785 (8.07%) Stakeholder Management
10 1,704 (7.71%) Microservices
11 1,665 (7.53%) Computer Science
12 1,550 (7.01%) Test Automation
13 1,474 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
14 1,463 (6.62%) SDLC
15 1,430 (6.47%) ITIL
16 1,328 (6.01%) Continuous Improvement
17 1,282 (5.80%) TDD
18 1,236 (5.59%) Continuous Integration
19 1,209 (5.47%) Time Management
20 1,198 (5.42%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 3,888 (17.58%) SQL
2 3,094 (13.99%) JavaScript
3 2,712 (12.26%) Java
4 2,609 (11.80%) Python
5 2,259 (10.22%) C#
6 931 (4.21%) TypeScript
7 872 (3.94%) C
8 802 (3.63%) PowerShell
9 798 (3.61%) C++
10 745 (3.37%) PHP
11 375 (1.70%) T-SQL
12 372 (1.68%) Bash Shell
13 370 (1.67%) Go
14 351 (1.59%) Java 8
15 315 (1.42%) Ruby
16 296 (1.34%) R
17 280 (1.27%) Scala
18 271 (1.23%) Kotlin
19 236 (1.07%) ES6
20 227 (1.03%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3,433 (15.53%) Degree
2 1,241 (5.61%) Security Cleared
3 792 (3.58%) SC Cleared
4 767 (3.47%) Computer Science Degree
5 322 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 276 (1.25%) CISSP
7 271 (1.23%) Master's Degree
8 265 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
9 241 (1.09%) PhD
10 207 (0.94%) CISM
11 159 (0.72%) CCNA
12 145 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
13 144 (0.65%) PMI Certification
14 130 (0.59%) ISEB
15 129 (0.58%) CCNP
16 118 (0.53%) PMP
17 117 (0.53%) ISTQB
18 116 (0.52%) MCSE
19 112 (0.51%) DV Cleared
20 108 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,349 (6.10%) QA
2 899 (4.07%) SLA
3 545 (2.46%) GDPR
4 419 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 340 (1.54%) Data Quality
6 287 (1.30%) PMO
7 265 (1.20%) Accessibility
8 192 (0.87%) NIST
9 143 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
9 143 (0.65%) PCI DSS
10 101 (0.46%) COBIT
11 63 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 62 (0.28%) GRC
13 55 (0.25%) ISO 9001
14 48 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 45 (0.20%) WCAG
16 39 (0.18%) Good Clinical Practice
16 39 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 35 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 34 (0.15%) CDISC
System Software
1 2,000 (9.04%) Docker
2 1,423 (6.44%) Active Directory
3 506 (2.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 325 (1.47%) Hyper-V
5 125 (0.57%) Firmware
6 111 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
7 99 (0.45%) vSphere
8 84 (0.38%) XenApp
9 67 (0.30%) XenDesktop
10 61 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
11 46 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
12 44 (0.20%) VMware NSX
13 43 (0.19%) Terminal Server
14 31 (0.14%) BitLocker
15 26 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
16 23 (0.10%) RHEV
17 22 (0.099%) Oracle RAC
18 17 (0.077%) Terminal Services
18 17 (0.077%) VMware Workstation
19 11 (0.050%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1,482 (6.70%) Kubernetes
2 1,007 (4.55%) Terraform
3 655 (2.96%) Ansible
4 318 (1.44%) Puppet
5 282 (1.28%) SCCM
6 244 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
7 223 (1.01%) Microsoft Intune
8 151 (0.68%) Grafana
9 118 (0.53%) Prometheus
10 102 (0.46%) Docker Swarm
11 82 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
12 62 (0.28%) Graphite
13 54 (0.24%) Packer
14 51 (0.23%) Consul
14 51 (0.23%) WSUS
15 50 (0.23%) Jamf Pro
16 47 (0.21%) Kibana
17 44 (0.20%) Nagios
18 41 (0.19%) ZABBIX
19 37 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4,127 (18.66%) Microsoft
2 1,151 (5.21%) Oracle
3 994 (4.50%) Google
4 816 (3.69%) VMware
5 692 (3.13%) SAP
6 687 (3.11%) Salesforce.com
7 525 (2.37%) Cisco
8 403 (1.82%) Citrix
9 387 (1.75%) Adobe
10 295 (1.33%) IBM
11 240 (1.09%) ServiceNow
12 208 (0.94%) Apple
13 201 (0.91%) Splunk
14 167 (0.76%) HP
15 131 (0.59%) Veeam
16 120 (0.54%) Atlassian
17 115 (0.52%) Instagram
18 114 (0.52%) Facebook
19 112 (0.51%) Dell
20 111 (0.50%) Samsung