Period
to 17 May 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in London. 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)
England > London
6 months to
17 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 6 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 6,539 8,106 13,380
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 19.49% 20.25% 22.68%
As % of the General category 32.52% 33.42% 36.38%
Number of salaries quoted 4,659 6,067 10,033
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £48,542 £43,750 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £61,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.56% +1.67% +4.35%
75th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £77,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £100,000 £93,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%

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 London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 20,107 24,258 36,778
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 59.92% 60.60% 62.33%
Number of salaries quoted 14,965 19,299 29,179
10th Percentile £40,606 £36,250 £33,750
25th Percentile £52,500 £48,750 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £64,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +5.47% +6.67%
75th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £82,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £110,000 £98,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

Social Skills
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Social Skills in London

Social Skills
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Social Skills in London

Social Skills
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Social Skills in London over the 6 months to 17 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Social Skills in London

Social Skills
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Social Skills within the London 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
Central London -6 1,075 £67,500 +5.47% 262
West London -4 126 £51,750 -5.91% 115
South London -8 124 £57,750 +28.33% 26
East London +4 44 £35,000 -33.33% 93
North London +7 18 £48,750 -11.36% 13
Social Skills
England

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 London region with a requirement for Social Skills.

1 2,314 (35.39%) Agile Software Development
2 2,009 (30.72%) Finance
3 1,181 (18.06%) Problem-Solving
4 1,157 (17.69%) SQL
5 1,107 (16.93%) AWS
6 1,095 (16.75%) Python
7 1,075 (16.44%) Azure
8 1,022 (15.63%) Java
9 1,010 (15.45%) JavaScript
10 1,006 (15.38%) Microsoft
11 999 (15.28%) Analytical Skills
12 996 (15.23%) Degree
13 964 (14.74%) DevOps
14 779 (11.91%) Software Engineering
15 740 (11.32%) Docker
16 717 (10.96%) C#
17 668 (10.22%) Microservices
18 659 (10.08%) Scrum
19 658 (10.06%) Stakeholder Management
20 652 (9.97%) Project Management
21 634 (9.70%) Analytics
22 615 (9.41%) .NET
23 599 (9.16%) React
24 595 (9.10%) Mentoring
25 581 (8.89%) Windows
26 573 (8.76%) Git (software)
27 572 (8.75%) HTML
28 565 (8.64%) Kubernetes
29 561 (8.58%) Fintech
30 556 (8.50%) CSS

Social Skills
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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
1 195 (2.98%) Confluence
2 189 (2.89%) SharePoint
3 148 (2.26%) CMS
4 88 (1.35%) Apache Spark
5 81 (1.24%) Apache
6 66 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
7 58 (0.89%) WordPress
8 45 (0.69%) MS Exchange
9 43 (0.66%) SAS
10 39 (0.60%) Tomcat
11 36 (0.55%) IIS
12 34 (0.52%) Drupal
13 31 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 31 (0.47%) Skype for Business
14 30 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 28 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
16 18 (0.28%) Apache TomEE
17 16 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
18 14 (0.21%) Apache Airflow
18 14 (0.21%) nginx
Applications
1 269 (4.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 248 (3.79%) Microsoft Office
3 107 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 77 (1.18%) Sketch
5 67 (1.02%) InVision
6 66 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
7 63 (0.96%) Photoshop
8 57 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
9 53 (0.81%) MS Visio
10 52 (0.80%) Figma
11 25 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
12 24 (0.37%) Adobe Premiere
13 22 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 20 (0.31%) SPSS
15 11 (0.17%) AutoCAD
16 10 (0.15%) Adobe XD
17 9 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
18 8 (0.12%) Chatbot
19 7 (0.11%) Zeplin
20 6 (0.092%) Revit
Business Applications
1 74 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 45 (0.69%) Oracle ERP
3 44 (0.67%) SAP S/4HANA
4 41 (0.63%) NetSuite
5 30 (0.46%) Magento
6 26 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
7 19 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
7 19 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 15 (0.23%) Shopify
9 13 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
9 13 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
10 12 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
11 9 (0.14%) SAP BPC
11 9 (0.14%) SAP FI
12 8 (0.12%) HFM
12 8 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
12 8 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
13 7 (0.11%) FastStats
13 7 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
13 7 (0.11%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1,107 (16.93%) AWS
2 1,075 (16.44%) Azure
3 420 (6.42%) SaaS
4 387 (5.92%) GCP
5 373 (5.70%) Microsoft 365
6 269 (4.11%) Power Platform
7 227 (3.47%) GitHub
8 191 (2.92%) Serverless
9 162 (2.48%) PaaS
10 156 (2.39%) Azure Active Directory
11 109 (1.67%) IaaS
12 97 (1.48%) AWS Lambda
13 93 (1.42%) Dynamics 365
14 88 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
15 87 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
16 56 (0.86%) Amazon S3
17 52 (0.80%) Amazon ECS
18 48 (0.73%) Azure Service Bus
19 45 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
20 44 (0.67%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 189 (2.89%) Firewall
2 119 (1.82%) DNS
3 118 (1.80%) HTTP
4 93 (1.42%) TCP/IP
5 90 (1.38%) Internet
6 78 (1.19%) VPN
7 74 (1.13%) DHCP
8 69 (1.06%) WAN
9 68 (1.04%) Network Security
10 58 (0.89%) LAN
11 45 (0.69%) VoIP
12 37 (0.57%) Wireless
13 34 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
14 30 (0.46%) Skype
14 30 (0.46%) Unified Communications
15 28 (0.43%) SSL
16 27 (0.41%) AMQP
16 27 (0.41%) VLAN
17 26 (0.40%) BGP
17 26 (0.40%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 378 (5.78%) SQL Server
2 259 (3.96%) NoSQL
3 258 (3.95%) Relational Database
4 248 (3.79%) PostgreSQL
5 223 (3.41%) MySQL
6 212 (3.24%) Power BI
7 196 (3.00%) Data Warehouse
8 186 (2.84%) MongoDB
9 179 (2.74%) Big Data
10 156 (2.39%) Tableau
11 131 (2.00%) Redis
12 89 (1.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 87 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 82 (1.25%) Hadoop
15 81 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 58 (0.89%) Apache Cassandra
17 55 (0.84%) Data Lake
18 51 (0.78%) RDBMS
19 50 (0.76%) Amazon Redshift
20 43 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 573 (8.76%) Git (software)
2 427 (6.53%) JIRA
3 324 (4.95%) Jenkins
4 124 (1.90%) Selenium
5 113 (1.73%) TeamCity
6 106 (1.62%) Maven
7 93 (1.42%) webpack
8 92 (1.41%) GitLab
9 85 (1.30%) Bitbucket
10 82 (1.25%) Cypress.io
11 66 (1.01%) gulp
12 64 (0.98%) Artifactory
13 55 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
13 55 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
14 54 (0.83%) Gradle
14 54 (0.83%) Visual Studio
15 52 (0.80%) Cucumber
16 50 (0.76%) Subversion
17 47 (0.72%) Postman
18 43 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 2,009 (30.72%) Finance
2 999 (15.28%) Analytical Skills
3 499 (7.63%) Banking
4 496 (7.59%) Marketing
5 479 (7.33%) Presentation Skills
6 353 (5.40%) Retail
7 309 (4.73%) Organisational Skills
8 263 (4.02%) Games
9 248 (3.79%) Legal
10 178 (2.72%) Front Office
11 174 (2.66%) Law
11 174 (2.66%) Public Sector
12 171 (2.62%) Influencing Skills
13 147 (2.25%) Telecoms
14 140 (2.14%) Documentation Skills
15 124 (1.90%) Manufacturing
16 117 (1.79%) Advertising
17 80 (1.22%) Financial Institution
18 73 (1.12%) Investment Banking
19 63 (0.96%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1,536 (23.49%) Developer
2 775 (11.85%) Analyst
3 466 (7.13%) Architect
4 407 (6.22%) Consultant
5 403 (6.16%) Senior Developer
6 306 (4.68%) Software Engineer
7 253 (3.87%) Project Manager
8 246 (3.76%) Java Developer
9 226 (3.46%) Business Analyst
10 195 (2.98%) Full Stack Developer
11 186 (2.84%) DevOps Engineer
12 175 (2.68%) C# Developer
13 174 (2.66%) Solutions Architect
14 163 (2.49%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 133 (2.03%) Junior
16 127 (1.94%) React Developer
17 122 (1.87%) Support Analyst
18 117 (1.79%) .NET Developer
19 116 (1.77%) Senior Manager
20 103 (1.58%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 615 (9.41%) .NET
2 599 (9.16%) React
3 572 (8.75%) HTML
4 556 (8.50%) CSS
5 418 (6.39%) REST
6 410 (6.27%) Node.js
7 359 (5.49%) AngularJS
8 309 (4.73%) Spring
9 278 (4.25%) RESTful
10 256 (3.91%) Web Services
11 225 (3.44%) .NET Core
12 207 (3.17%) HTML5
13 204 (3.12%) Spring Boot
14 182 (2.78%) JSON
15 179 (2.74%) Vue.js
16 169 (2.58%) Kafka
17 165 (2.52%) XML
18 143 (2.19%) Sass
19 127 (1.94%) CSS3
20 124 (1.90%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 503 (7.69%) User Experience
2 391 (5.98%) Self-Motivation
3 260 (3.98%) Management Information System
4 218 (3.33%) Mobile App
5 175 (2.68%) Algorithms
6 164 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
7 161 (2.46%) Hedge funds
8 143 (2.19%) Derivative
9 139 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
10 127 (1.94%) Data Structures
11 108 (1.65%) Social Media
12 105 (1.61%) Public Cloud
13 99 (1.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 95 (1.45%) Virtual Team
15 94 (1.44%) Data Centre
16 92 (1.41%) Blog
17 86 (1.32%) Cloud Native
18 83 (1.27%) Equities
19 77 (1.18%) Fixed Income
20 60 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 581 (8.89%) Windows
2 555 (8.49%) Linux
3 231 (3.53%) Windows Server
4 174 (2.66%) Android
5 160 (2.45%) Unix
6 152 (2.32%) Apple iOS
7 149 (2.28%) Windows 10
8 89 (1.36%) Windows 7
9 39 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
10 38 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
11 37 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 28 (0.43%) Windows Server 2016
13 27 (0.41%) Mac OS
13 27 (0.41%) Mac OS X
14 21 (0.32%) Ubuntu
15 20 (0.31%) Debian
16 19 (0.29%) Windows Server 2019
17 16 (0.24%) CentOS
18 13 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
18 13 (0.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,314 (35.39%) Agile Software Development
2 1,181 (18.06%) Problem-Solving
3 964 (14.74%) DevOps
4 779 (11.91%) Software Engineering
5 668 (10.22%) Microservices
6 659 (10.08%) Scrum
7 658 (10.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 652 (9.97%) Project Management
9 634 (9.70%) Analytics
10 595 (9.10%) Mentoring
11 561 (8.58%) Fintech
12 556 (8.50%) Test Automation
13 538 (8.23%) Computer Science
14 438 (6.70%) Business Intelligence
15 422 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
16 403 (6.16%) TDD
17 386 (5.90%) Continuous Improvement
18 375 (5.73%) Project Delivery
19 357 (5.46%) ITIL
20 344 (5.26%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 1,157 (17.69%) SQL
2 1,095 (16.75%) Python
3 1,022 (15.63%) Java
4 1,010 (15.45%) JavaScript
5 717 (10.96%) C#
6 312 (4.77%) TypeScript
7 279 (4.27%) C++
8 203 (3.10%) PHP
9 201 (3.07%) C
10 190 (2.91%) PowerShell
11 165 (2.52%) Go
12 149 (2.28%) Java 8
13 135 (2.06%) Ruby
14 126 (1.93%) Bash Shell
15 119 (1.82%) R
16 115 (1.76%) Scala
17 105 (1.61%) T-SQL
18 103 (1.58%) Kotlin
19 91 (1.39%) ES6
20 64 (0.98%) Perl
Qualifications
1 996 (15.23%) Degree
2 263 (4.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 224 (3.43%) Security Cleared
4 122 (1.87%) SC Cleared
5 104 (1.59%) PhD
6 84 (1.28%) CISSP
7 73 (1.12%) Master's Degree
8 70 (1.07%) PMI Certification
9 62 (0.95%) CISM
10 60 (0.92%) PMP
11 57 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
12 53 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
13 50 (0.76%) Numerate Degree
14 47 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
15 46 (0.70%) Oracle Certification
16 39 (0.60%) SANS
17 36 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
18 35 (0.54%) ISTQB
18 35 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 33 (0.50%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 470 (7.19%) QA
2 126 (1.93%) GDPR
3 118 (1.80%) Data Quality
4 108 (1.65%) PMO
5 95 (1.45%) SLA
6 79 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 48 (0.73%) NIST
8 47 (0.72%) COBIT
9 31 (0.47%) WCAG
10 30 (0.46%) PCI DSS
11 19 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
11 19 (0.29%) MiFID
12 17 (0.26%) GRC
13 15 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 14 (0.21%) ISO 20022
15 12 (0.18%) EMIR
16 11 (0.17%) SOC 2
17 10 (0.15%) ISO 9001
18 9 (0.14%) CRD IV
18 9 (0.14%) Solvency II
System Software
1 740 (11.32%) Docker
2 382 (5.84%) Active Directory
3 135 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 51 (0.78%) Hyper-V
5 27 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
6 19 (0.29%) Firmware
7 13 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
8 12 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
9 11 (0.17%) vSphere
9 11 (0.17%) XenApp
10 10 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (0.12%) VirtualBox
11 8 (0.12%) VMware NSX
12 7 (0.11%) BitLocker
12 7 (0.11%) KVM
13 6 (0.092%) Kamailio
13 6 (0.092%) OpenSIPS
13 6 (0.092%) Time Sharing Option
14 5 (0.076%) HDFS
14 5 (0.076%) LXC
Systems Management
1 565 (8.64%) Kubernetes
2 345 (5.28%) Terraform
3 260 (3.98%) Ansible
4 152 (2.32%) Puppet
5 126 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
6 70 (1.07%) Microsoft Intune
7 62 (0.95%) SCCM
8 44 (0.67%) Docker Swarm
9 39 (0.60%) Grafana
10 38 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
11 32 (0.49%) Prometheus
12 26 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
13 18 (0.28%) Nagios
14 17 (0.26%) Data Guard
14 17 (0.26%) Oracle RMAN
15 16 (0.24%) Packer
16 13 (0.20%) Consul
16 13 (0.20%) Salt
17 12 (0.18%) Istio
18 11 (0.17%) Bugsnag
Vendors
1 1,006 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 314 (4.80%) Salesforce.com
3 302 (4.62%) Oracle
4 298 (4.56%) Google
5 192 (2.94%) SAP
6 184 (2.81%) VMware
7 174 (2.66%) Adobe
8 135 (2.06%) IBM
9 125 (1.91%) Cisco
10 83 (1.27%) Citrix
11 64 (0.98%) Atlassian
12 49 (0.75%) Apple
12 49 (0.75%) Splunk
13 46 (0.70%) HP
14 44 (0.67%) MuleSoft
15 38 (0.58%) Databricks
15 38 (0.58%) Facebook
15 38 (0.58%) Samsung
16 37 (0.57%) Red Hat
16 37 (0.57%) ServiceNow