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

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
England > London
6 months to
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 6 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 9,439 5,848 13,125
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 20.96% 19.88% 22.79%
As % of the General category 33.91% 32.89% 36.75%
Number of salaries quoted 5,661 4,381 9,895
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £30,000
25th Percentile £47,500 £46,250 £42,000
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 £93,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% 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 London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 27,832 17,779 35,717
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 61.79% 60.43% 62.01%
Number of salaries quoted 17,715 14,268 28,452
10th Percentile £41,250 £38,500 £34,220
25th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £46,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.69% +8.33%
75th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £82,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £110,000 £100,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,350 £52,500
% change year-on-year +3.88% +5.43% +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 24 July 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 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
Central London -3 1,252 £70,000 +12.00% 521
West London +2 315 £50,000 -13.04% 270
South London -1 165 £47,500 -5.00% 51
East London +5 67 £42,500 -19.05% 177
North London +10 24 £42,500 -22.73% 12
Social Skills
England

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 London region with a requirement for Social Skills.

1 3,456 (36.61%) Agile Software Development
2 2,920 (30.94%) Finance
3 1,830 (19.39%) Problem-Solving
4 1,726 (18.29%) AWS
5 1,675 (17.75%) SQL
6 1,643 (17.41%) JavaScript
7 1,633 (17.30%) Java
8 1,614 (17.10%) Python
9 1,492 (15.81%) Azure
10 1,427 (15.12%) Analytical Skills
11 1,396 (14.79%) DevOps
12 1,391 (14.74%) Degree
13 1,366 (14.47%) Microsoft
14 1,302 (13.79%) Software Engineering
15 1,294 (13.71%) Docker
16 1,207 (12.79%) React
17 1,083 (11.47%) Microservices
18 1,028 (10.89%) Analytics
19 986 (10.45%) Scrum
20 969 (10.27%) C#
21 959 (10.16%) Kubernetes
22 944 (10.00%) Project Management
23 915 (9.69%) Mentoring
24 913 (9.67%) .NET
25 897 (9.50%) Git (software)
26 886 (9.39%) User Experience
27 872 (9.24%) CSS
28 862 (9.13%) HTML
29 849 (8.99%) Stakeholder Management
30 825 (8.74%) Test Automation

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
1 272 (2.88%) Confluence
2 226 (2.39%) SharePoint
3 155 (1.64%) CMS
4 148 (1.57%) Apache Spark
5 144 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
6 138 (1.46%) Apache
7 77 (0.82%) WordPress
8 63 (0.67%) IIS
9 60 (0.64%) MS Exchange
9 60 (0.64%) Tomcat
10 57 (0.60%) Apache Airflow
10 57 (0.60%) nginx
11 50 (0.53%) SAS
12 40 (0.42%) Drupal
13 34 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 33 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 33 (0.35%) Skype for Business
15 25 (0.26%) Apache TomEE
16 24 (0.25%) Jupyter
16 24 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 365 (3.87%) Microsoft Office
2 339 (3.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 158 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 92 (0.97%) Sketch
5 71 (0.75%) Figma
6 70 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
7 68 (0.72%) InVision
8 67 (0.71%) Photoshop
9 66 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
9 66 (0.70%) MS Visio
10 44 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
11 28 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 20 (0.21%) Adobe XD
13 14 (0.15%) Chatbot
14 13 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
14 13 (0.14%) AutoCAD
15 12 (0.13%) SPSS
16 11 (0.12%) Acrobat
16 11 (0.12%) Revit
17 10 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 87 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 60 (0.64%) Oracle ERP
3 55 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
4 43 (0.46%) NetSuite
5 34 (0.36%) Magento
5 34 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
6 27 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
7 26 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
8 24 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 18 (0.19%) MetaTrader
9 18 (0.19%) Shopify
10 16 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
10 16 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
11 15 (0.16%) FastStats
11 15 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
11 15 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
12 14 (0.15%) SAP CO
12 14 (0.15%) SAP FI
13 13 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
14 12 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 1,726 (18.29%) AWS
2 1,492 (15.81%) Azure
3 676 (7.16%) GCP
4 621 (6.58%) SaaS
5 474 (5.02%) Microsoft 365
6 449 (4.76%) Serverless
7 398 (4.22%) GitHub
8 371 (3.93%) Power Platform
9 249 (2.64%) PaaS
10 204 (2.16%) AWS Lambda
11 178 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
12 156 (1.65%) IaaS
13 131 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
14 112 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
15 105 (1.11%) npm
16 100 (1.06%) Dynamics 365
17 96 (1.02%) Snowflake
18 95 (1.01%) Firebase
19 94 (1.00%) Amazon S3
20 83 (0.88%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 248 (2.63%) Firewall
2 242 (2.56%) HTTP
3 168 (1.78%) Internet
4 163 (1.73%) DNS
5 145 (1.54%) TCP/IP
6 137 (1.45%) VPN
7 119 (1.26%) WAN
8 99 (1.05%) DHCP
9 91 (0.96%) LAN
10 76 (0.81%) Broadband
11 64 (0.68%) Network Security
12 51 (0.54%) Wireless
13 49 (0.52%) VoIP
14 48 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
15 38 (0.40%) SSL
15 38 (0.40%) VLAN
16 37 (0.39%) AMQP
16 37 (0.39%) Unified Communications
17 35 (0.37%) SAN
17 35 (0.37%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 543 (5.75%) SQL Server
2 524 (5.55%) NoSQL
3 483 (5.12%) Relational Database
4 469 (4.97%) PostgreSQL
5 362 (3.84%) MySQL
6 311 (3.29%) Power BI
7 295 (3.13%) MongoDB
8 270 (2.86%) Tableau
9 268 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
10 260 (2.75%) Big Data
11 213 (2.26%) Redis
12 183 (1.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 131 (1.39%) Hadoop
14 101 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
15 100 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 92 (0.97%) Data Lake
17 82 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 72 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
19 71 (0.75%) RDBMS
20 68 (0.72%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 897 (9.50%) Git (software)
2 636 (6.74%) JIRA
3 509 (5.39%) Jenkins
4 216 (2.29%) webpack
5 175 (1.85%) GitLab
6 172 (1.82%) TeamCity
7 166 (1.76%) Maven
8 155 (1.64%) Selenium
9 120 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
10 112 (1.19%) Cypress.io
11 111 (1.18%) gulp
12 107 (1.13%) Bitbucket
13 94 (1.00%) Cucumber
14 78 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
15 75 (0.79%) CircleCI
16 71 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 71 (0.75%) Visual Studio
17 69 (0.73%) JMeter
18 64 (0.68%) Mocha
19 63 (0.67%) Postman
General
1 2,920 (30.94%) Finance
2 1,427 (15.12%) Analytical Skills
3 737 (7.81%) Banking
4 712 (7.54%) Presentation Skills
5 684 (7.25%) Marketing
6 607 (6.43%) Retail
7 436 (4.62%) Games
8 392 (4.15%) Organisational Skills
9 266 (2.82%) Legal
10 264 (2.80%) Influencing Skills
11 250 (2.65%) Telecoms
12 243 (2.57%) Public Sector
13 223 (2.36%) Law
14 207 (2.19%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 203 (2.15%) Advertising
16 201 (2.13%) Documentation Skills
17 187 (1.98%) Front Office
18 168 (1.78%) Manufacturing
19 132 (1.40%) Investment Banking
20 118 (1.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 2,224 (23.56%) Developer
2 1,074 (11.38%) Analyst
3 612 (6.48%) Senior Developer
4 607 (6.43%) Architect
5 542 (5.74%) Software Engineer
6 530 (5.62%) Consultant
7 376 (3.98%) Java Developer
8 374 (3.96%) Project Manager
9 328 (3.47%) Business Analyst
10 295 (3.13%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 293 (3.10%) Full Stack Developer
12 257 (2.72%) DevOps Engineer
13 232 (2.46%) Solutions Architect
14 181 (1.92%) Senior Software Engineer
15 173 (1.83%) C# Developer
16 172 (1.82%) React Developer
17 169 (1.79%) Support Analyst
18 152 (1.61%) Junior
19 151 (1.60%) .NET Developer
20 149 (1.58%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,207 (12.79%) React
2 913 (9.67%) .NET
3 872 (9.24%) CSS
4 862 (9.13%) HTML
5 786 (8.33%) Node.js
6 764 (8.09%) REST
7 563 (5.96%) AngularJS
8 540 (5.72%) Spring
9 478 (5.06%) RESTful
10 419 (4.44%) Web Services
11 344 (3.64%) Kafka
12 321 (3.40%) .NET Core
13 318 (3.37%) Spring Boot
14 303 (3.21%) HTML5
15 274 (2.90%) GraphQL
16 273 (2.89%) Vue.js
17 271 (2.87%) JSON
18 254 (2.69%) Redux
19 217 (2.30%) Sass
20 203 (2.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 886 (9.39%) User Experience
2 604 (6.40%) Self-Motivation
3 314 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 300 (3.18%) Mobile App
5 282 (2.99%) Algorithms
6 232 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
7 204 (2.16%) Greenfield Project
8 202 (2.14%) Data Structures
9 196 (2.08%) Virtual Team
10 172 (1.82%) Derivative
11 170 (1.80%) Social Media
12 161 (1.71%) Public Cloud
13 150 (1.59%) Data Centre
14 138 (1.46%) Blog
14 138 (1.46%) Cloud Native
15 135 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 128 (1.36%) Hedge funds
17 116 (1.23%) Equities
18 99 (1.05%) Reinsurance
19 95 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 784 (8.31%) Windows
2 726 (7.69%) Linux
3 316 (3.35%) Android
4 303 (3.21%) Apple iOS
5 275 (2.91%) Windows Server
6 226 (2.39%) Unix
7 192 (2.03%) Windows 10
8 75 (0.79%) Windows 7
9 62 (0.66%) Mac OS
10 44 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
11 41 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
12 37 (0.39%) Windows Server 2016
13 34 (0.36%) Mac OS X
14 29 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 27 (0.29%) CentOS
16 20 (0.21%) Windows Server 2019
17 16 (0.17%) Ubuntu
18 15 (0.16%) Debian
18 15 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
19 13 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,456 (36.61%) Agile Software Development
2 1,830 (19.39%) Problem-Solving
3 1,396 (14.79%) DevOps
4 1,302 (13.79%) Software Engineering
5 1,083 (11.47%) Microservices
6 1,028 (10.89%) Analytics
7 986 (10.45%) Scrum
8 944 (10.00%) Project Management
9 915 (9.69%) Mentoring
10 849 (8.99%) Stakeholder Management
11 825 (8.74%) Test Automation
12 777 (8.23%) Computer Science
13 762 (8.07%) SDLC
14 742 (7.86%) Fintech
15 712 (7.54%) Continuous Integration
16 686 (7.27%) TDD
17 574 (6.08%) Business Intelligence
18 565 (5.99%) Continuous Improvement
19 541 (5.73%) Project Delivery
20 523 (5.54%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 1,675 (17.75%) SQL
2 1,643 (17.41%) JavaScript
3 1,633 (17.30%) Java
4 1,614 (17.10%) Python
5 969 (10.27%) C#
6 619 (6.56%) TypeScript
7 354 (3.75%) C++
8 327 (3.46%) PowerShell
9 285 (3.02%) C
10 259 (2.74%) Go
11 252 (2.67%) PHP
12 218 (2.31%) Scala
13 214 (2.27%) Java 8
14 203 (2.15%) Ruby
15 201 (2.13%) Kotlin
16 184 (1.95%) R
17 178 (1.89%) Bash Shell
18 157 (1.66%) ES6
19 125 (1.32%) Apple Swift
20 114 (1.21%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1,391 (14.74%) Degree
2 355 (3.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 328 (3.47%) Security Cleared
4 201 (2.13%) SC Cleared
5 136 (1.44%) Master's Degree
6 126 (1.33%) PhD
7 97 (1.03%) CISSP
8 80 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
8 80 (0.85%) PMI Certification
9 78 (0.83%) CISM
10 73 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
11 66 (0.70%) PMP
12 53 (0.56%) ISTQB
13 52 (0.55%) Numerate Degree
14 50 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
15 48 (0.51%) Oracle Certification
16 46 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
17 43 (0.46%) ISEB
18 41 (0.43%) SANS
19 40 (0.42%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 730 (7.73%) QA
2 196 (2.08%) GDPR
3 177 (1.88%) SLA
4 162 (1.72%) Data Quality
5 127 (1.35%) Accessibility
6 109 (1.15%) PMO
7 95 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 63 (0.67%) NIST
9 55 (0.58%) COBIT
10 51 (0.54%) PCI DSS
11 36 (0.38%) WCAG
12 27 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
13 22 (0.23%) MiFID
14 20 (0.21%) ISO 20022
15 18 (0.19%) GRC
16 17 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 15 (0.16%) EMIR
18 13 (0.14%) SOC 2
19 11 (0.12%) IFRS
20 10 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1,294 (13.71%) Docker
2 476 (5.04%) Active Directory
3 141 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 62 (0.66%) Hyper-V
5 50 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
6 31 (0.33%) Firmware
7 18 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (0.19%) vSphere
8 17 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
8 17 (0.18%) XenApp
9 16 (0.17%) VMware NSX
10 14 (0.15%) BitLocker
10 14 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
11 8 (0.085%) KVM
11 8 (0.085%) Virtual Servers
11 8 (0.085%) VirtualBox
12 7 (0.074%) HDFS
12 7 (0.074%) vCloud
13 6 (0.064%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 6 (0.064%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 959 (10.16%) Kubernetes
2 555 (5.88%) Terraform
3 361 (3.82%) Ansible
4 197 (2.09%) Puppet
5 169 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
6 99 (1.05%) Microsoft Intune
7 88 (0.93%) SCCM
8 74 (0.78%) Docker Swarm
9 71 (0.75%) Grafana
10 63 (0.67%) Prometheus
11 52 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
12 29 (0.31%) Nagios
13 27 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
13 27 (0.29%) Kibana
14 24 (0.25%) Jamf Pro
15 22 (0.23%) Packer
16 21 (0.22%) Active Directory Federation Services
16 21 (0.22%) Hadoop YARN
16 21 (0.22%) HAProxy
16 21 (0.22%) Salt
Vendors
1 1,366 (14.47%) Microsoft
2 576 (6.10%) Google
3 457 (4.84%) Oracle
4 416 (4.41%) Salesforce.com
5 234 (2.48%) SAP
6 228 (2.42%) Adobe
7 206 (2.18%) VMware
8 168 (1.78%) IBM
9 159 (1.68%) Cisco
10 110 (1.17%) Citrix
11 105 (1.11%) Samsung
12 96 (1.02%) Splunk
13 94 (1.00%) Apple
14 75 (0.79%) ServiceNow
15 71 (0.75%) HP
16 64 (0.68%) Dell
17 51 (0.54%) Instagram
18 49 (0.52%) MuleSoft
19 48 (0.51%) Atlassian
20 47 (0.50%) Facebook