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

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
England > London
6 months to
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 11 4
Rank change year-on-year +7 -7 0
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 11,430 3,272 12,244
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 22.84% 16.91% 22.38%
As % of the General category 36.54% 28.98% 36.55%
Number of salaries quoted 6,747 2,589 9,017
10th Percentile £36,000 £37,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £47,500 £47,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% +4.35%
75th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £100,000 £95,000
England 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 London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 31,285 11,290 33,503
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 62.52% 58.35% 61.24%
Number of salaries quoted 19,466 9,412 26,509
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £34,250
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £89,531 £83,750
90th Percentile £110,000 £115,000 £101,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £53,638
% change year-on-year - +7.20% +3.15%

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 October 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 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
Central London +4 1,272 £70,000 +16.67% 658
West London +8 485 £50,000 -4.76% 301
South London +19 243 £50,500 -15.83% 50
East London +9 120 £50,000 - 208
North London 0 44 £31,500 -37.00% 22
Social Skills
England

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 London region with a requirement for Social Skills.

1 4,047 (35.41%) Agile Software Development
2 3,476 (30.41%) Finance
3 2,358 (20.63%) Problem-Solving
4 2,102 (18.39%) AWS
5 1,986 (17.38%) SQL
6 1,948 (17.04%) Python
7 1,911 (16.72%) JavaScript
8 1,909 (16.70%) Java
9 1,840 (16.10%) Azure
10 1,722 (15.07%) Analytical Skills
11 1,707 (14.93%) Degree
12 1,671 (14.62%) DevOps
13 1,579 (13.81%) Microsoft
14 1,496 (13.09%) Software Engineering
15 1,464 (12.81%) Docker
16 1,358 (11.88%) Analytics
17 1,354 (11.85%) React
18 1,264 (11.06%) Project Management
19 1,241 (10.86%) Microservices
20 1,154 (10.10%) Scrum
21 1,133 (9.91%) Mentoring
22 1,129 (9.88%) Kubernetes
23 1,103 (9.65%) C#
24 1,091 (9.55%) Computer Science
25 1,072 (9.38%) User Experience
26 994 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
27 992 (8.68%) .NET
28 989 (8.65%) Git (software)
29 981 (8.58%) HTML
30 975 (8.53%) Node.js

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
1 328 (2.87%) Confluence
2 250 (2.19%) SharePoint
3 202 (1.77%) CMS
4 187 (1.64%) Apache Spark
5 173 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
6 157 (1.37%) Apache
7 84 (0.73%) IIS
8 76 (0.66%) WordPress
9 73 (0.64%) nginx
10 69 (0.60%) Apache Airflow
11 68 (0.59%) SAS
12 60 (0.52%) MS Exchange
13 52 (0.45%) Tomcat
14 32 (0.28%) Drupal
15 30 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
16 23 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 23 (0.20%) Skype for Business
17 22 (0.19%) Appian
18 19 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 19 (0.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 510 (4.46%) Microsoft Office
2 430 (3.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 221 (1.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 102 (0.89%) MS Visio
5 91 (0.80%) Sketch
6 89 (0.78%) Figma
6 89 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
7 60 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
8 56 (0.49%) InVision
9 55 (0.48%) Photoshop
10 48 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
11 27 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 27 (0.24%) Adobe XD
12 17 (0.15%) Acrobat
13 15 (0.13%) Chatbot
14 13 (0.11%) InDesign
15 11 (0.096%) AutoCAD
16 10 (0.087%) Revit
17 9 (0.079%) Stata
18 8 (0.070%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 91 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 59 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
3 55 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
4 42 (0.37%) NetSuite
5 39 (0.34%) Magento
6 38 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 31 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
8 30 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
9 27 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
10 26 (0.23%) Shopify
11 25 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
12 23 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
13 21 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
13 21 (0.18%) FastStats
13 21 (0.18%) MetaTrader
14 20 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
15 19 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
15 19 (0.17%) SAP ERP
16 18 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
17 14 (0.12%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 2,102 (18.39%) AWS
2 1,840 (16.10%) Azure
3 873 (7.64%) GCP
4 720 (6.30%) SaaS
5 603 (5.28%) Microsoft 365
6 588 (5.14%) Serverless
7 462 (4.04%) GitHub
8 458 (4.01%) Power Platform
9 285 (2.49%) PaaS
10 264 (2.31%) AWS Lambda
11 186 (1.63%) IaaS
12 160 (1.40%) Azure Active Directory
13 139 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
14 135 (1.18%) npm
15 133 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
16 125 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
17 113 (0.99%) Snowflake
18 112 (0.98%) Firebase
18 112 (0.98%) OpenShift
19 96 (0.84%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 337 (2.95%) Firewall
2 269 (2.35%) HTTP
3 237 (2.07%) DNS
4 198 (1.73%) Internet
5 188 (1.64%) TCP/IP
5 188 (1.64%) VPN
6 178 (1.56%) WAN
7 131 (1.15%) Broadband
8 128 (1.12%) LAN
9 126 (1.10%) DHCP
10 84 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
11 74 (0.65%) Network Security
12 68 (0.59%) VoIP
13 62 (0.54%) VLAN
14 61 (0.53%) Wireless
15 51 (0.45%) MPLS
16 50 (0.44%) BGP
17 44 (0.38%) SAN
18 41 (0.36%) OSPF
19 40 (0.35%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 680 (5.95%) SQL Server
2 610 (5.34%) NoSQL
3 587 (5.14%) PostgreSQL
4 567 (4.96%) Relational Database
5 480 (4.20%) MySQL
6 384 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
7 382 (3.34%) Power BI
8 348 (3.04%) Tableau
9 347 (3.04%) Big Data
10 316 (2.76%) MongoDB
11 229 (2.00%) Redis
12 196 (1.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 152 (1.33%) Hadoop
14 143 (1.25%) Data Lake
15 121 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
16 118 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 115 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 108 (0.94%) RDBMS
19 95 (0.83%) Metadata
20 77 (0.67%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 989 (8.65%) Git (software)
2 779 (6.82%) JIRA
3 668 (5.84%) Jenkins
4 236 (2.06%) webpack
5 215 (1.88%) GitLab
6 176 (1.54%) TeamCity
7 172 (1.50%) Maven
8 156 (1.36%) Selenium
9 139 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 136 (1.19%) Cypress.io
11 126 (1.10%) Bitbucket
12 123 (1.08%) Octopus Deploy
13 104 (0.91%) gulp
14 96 (0.84%) Cucumber
15 89 (0.78%) CircleCI
16 84 (0.73%) JUnit
17 83 (0.73%) Mocha
18 80 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
19 78 (0.68%) Subversion
20 76 (0.66%) Visual Studio
General
1 3,476 (30.41%) Finance
2 1,722 (15.07%) Analytical Skills
3 899 (7.87%) Presentation Skills
4 850 (7.44%) Banking
5 821 (7.18%) Marketing
6 789 (6.90%) Retail
7 507 (4.44%) Organisational Skills
8 457 (4.00%) Games
9 316 (2.76%) Telecoms
10 313 (2.74%) Influencing Skills
11 311 (2.72%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 307 (2.69%) Legal
13 294 (2.57%) Public Sector
14 293 (2.56%) Advertising
15 289 (2.53%) Law
16 223 (1.95%) Front Office
17 179 (1.57%) Documentation Skills
18 178 (1.56%) Investment Banking
19 174 (1.52%) Manufacturing
20 164 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2,443 (21.37%) Developer
2 1,316 (11.51%) Analyst
3 746 (6.53%) Architect
4 664 (5.81%) Senior Developer
5 646 (5.65%) Software Engineer
6 587 (5.14%) Consultant
7 526 (4.60%) Project Manager
8 418 (3.66%) Business Analyst
9 417 (3.65%) Java Developer
10 320 (2.80%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 318 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
12 303 (2.65%) DevOps Engineer
12 303 (2.65%) Full Stack Developer
13 248 (2.17%) Senior Software Engineer
14 214 (1.87%) Support Analyst
15 203 (1.78%) Data Engineer
16 199 (1.74%) Data Analyst
17 192 (1.68%) Senior Manager
18 188 (1.64%) Support Engineer
19 168 (1.47%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,354 (11.85%) React
2 992 (8.68%) .NET
3 981 (8.58%) HTML
4 975 (8.53%) Node.js
5 974 (8.52%) CSS
6 757 (6.62%) REST
7 633 (5.54%) Spring
8 622 (5.44%) AngularJS
9 531 (4.65%) Web Services
10 472 (4.13%) RESTful
11 446 (3.90%) Kafka
12 397 (3.47%) Spring Boot
13 367 (3.21%) HTML5
14 324 (2.83%) .NET Core
15 307 (2.69%) GraphQL
16 299 (2.62%) Redux
17 267 (2.34%) Vue.js
18 263 (2.30%) JSON
19 246 (2.15%) ASP.NET
20 216 (1.89%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 1,072 (9.38%) User Experience
2 714 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
3 449 (3.93%) Management Information System
4 349 (3.05%) Algorithms
5 332 (2.90%) Mobile App
6 286 (2.50%) Social Media
7 272 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
8 268 (2.34%) Data Structures
9 260 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
10 259 (2.27%) Virtual Team
11 209 (1.83%) Data Centre
12 193 (1.69%) Cloud Native
13 177 (1.55%) Public Cloud
14 156 (1.36%) Blog
15 141 (1.23%) Equities
16 138 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 135 (1.18%) Derivative
18 133 (1.16%) Life Science
19 129 (1.13%) Hedge funds
20 109 (0.95%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 963 (8.43%) Windows
2 776 (6.79%) Linux
3 347 (3.04%) Apple iOS
4 332 (2.90%) Android
5 280 (2.45%) Windows Server
6 247 (2.16%) Unix
7 239 (2.09%) Windows 10
8 89 (0.78%) Mac OS
9 65 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
10 64 (0.56%) Windows Server 2016
11 63 (0.55%) Windows 7
12 55 (0.48%) Mac OS X
13 34 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
14 28 (0.24%) CentOS
15 22 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 21 (0.18%) Windows Server 2019
17 18 (0.16%) VMS
18 13 (0.11%) SUSE
19 12 (0.10%) Embedded Linux
20 11 (0.096%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,047 (35.41%) Agile Software Development
2 2,358 (20.63%) Problem-Solving
3 1,671 (14.62%) DevOps
4 1,496 (13.09%) Software Engineering
5 1,358 (11.88%) Analytics
6 1,264 (11.06%) Project Management
7 1,241 (10.86%) Microservices
8 1,154 (10.10%) Scrum
9 1,133 (9.91%) Mentoring
10 1,091 (9.55%) Computer Science
11 994 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
12 933 (8.16%) SDLC
13 924 (8.08%) Test Automation
14 860 (7.52%) Fintech
15 858 (7.51%) TDD
16 830 (7.26%) Full Stack Development
17 808 (7.07%) Continuous Integration
18 701 (6.13%) Continuous Improvement
19 687 (6.01%) Business Intelligence
20 647 (5.66%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1,986 (17.38%) SQL
2 1,948 (17.04%) Python
3 1,911 (16.72%) JavaScript
4 1,909 (16.70%) Java
5 1,103 (9.65%) C#
6 796 (6.96%) TypeScript
7 431 (3.77%) PowerShell
8 423 (3.70%) C++
9 329 (2.88%) Go
10 321 (2.81%) C
11 278 (2.43%) Ruby
12 275 (2.41%) PHP
13 274 (2.40%) Scala
14 271 (2.37%) Bash Shell
15 250 (2.19%) R
16 244 (2.13%) Kotlin
17 221 (1.93%) Java 8
18 205 (1.79%) ES6
19 161 (1.41%) Apple Swift
20 142 (1.24%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1,707 (14.93%) Degree
2 412 (3.60%) Computer Science Degree
3 351 (3.07%) Security Cleared
4 224 (1.96%) SC Cleared
5 190 (1.66%) Master's Degree
6 121 (1.06%) CISSP
7 118 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
8 114 (1.00%) PhD
9 95 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
10 90 (0.79%) PMI Certification
11 85 (0.74%) CISM
12 72 (0.63%) CCNA
13 60 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
14 53 (0.46%) PMP
15 49 (0.43%) CCNP
15 49 (0.43%) ISEB
16 48 (0.42%) Oracle Certification
17 47 (0.41%) AWS Certification
17 47 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
18 46 (0.40%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 799 (6.99%) QA
2 242 (2.12%) GDPR
3 222 (1.94%) SLA
4 190 (1.66%) Data Quality
5 152 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 141 (1.23%) Accessibility
7 119 (1.04%) PMO
8 81 (0.71%) NIST
9 47 (0.41%) PCI DSS
10 43 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
11 37 (0.32%) COBIT
12 28 (0.24%) WCAG
13 24 (0.21%) GRC
14 23 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 22 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 22 (0.19%) NCSC
16 21 (0.18%) SOC 2
17 16 (0.14%) ISO 22301
18 14 (0.12%) JSP 440
18 14 (0.12%) MiFID
System Software
1 1,464 (12.81%) Docker
2 578 (5.06%) Active Directory
3 185 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 93 (0.81%) Hyper-V
5 56 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
6 37 (0.32%) Firmware
7 32 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
8 27 (0.24%) vSphere
9 26 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
10 21 (0.18%) KVM
10 21 (0.18%) XenApp
11 16 (0.14%) BitLocker
11 16 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
12 15 (0.13%) VMware NSX
13 9 (0.079%) Ceph
14 8 (0.070%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 8 (0.070%) XenDesktop
15 7 (0.061%) Oracle RAC
15 7 (0.061%) vCloud
16 6 (0.052%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1,129 (9.88%) Kubernetes
2 680 (5.95%) Terraform
3 411 (3.60%) Ansible
4 214 (1.87%) Puppet
5 168 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
6 122 (1.07%) Microsoft Intune
7 95 (0.83%) SCCM
8 89 (0.78%) Grafana
9 75 (0.66%) Docker Swarm
10 72 (0.63%) Prometheus
11 53 (0.46%) Kibana
12 46 (0.40%) Nagios
13 35 (0.31%) logstash
13 35 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
14 34 (0.30%) Jamf Pro
15 31 (0.27%) HAProxy
16 29 (0.25%) ZABBIX
17 28 (0.24%) Packer
18 26 (0.23%) Hadoop YARN
19 23 (0.20%) Salt
Vendors
1 1,579 (13.81%) Microsoft
2 711 (6.22%) Google
3 572 (5.00%) Oracle
4 570 (4.99%) Salesforce.com
5 309 (2.70%) SAP
6 271 (2.37%) VMware
7 229 (2.00%) Adobe
8 206 (1.80%) Cisco
9 143 (1.25%) IBM
10 136 (1.19%) Citrix
11 134 (1.17%) Apple
12 124 (1.08%) ServiceNow
13 103 (0.90%) Samsung
13 103 (0.90%) Splunk
14 83 (0.73%) Dell
15 78 (0.68%) LexisNexis
16 63 (0.55%) Atlassian
16 63 (0.55%) Databricks
17 62 (0.54%) Instagram
18 60 (0.52%) MuleSoft