Period
to 28 September 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Social Skills over the 6 months to 28 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
28 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 9 3
Rank change year-on-year +6 -6 0
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 1,274 420 1,453
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 23.34% 16.36% 22.16%
As % of the General category 45.99% 36.49% 41.80%
Number of salaries quoted 821 333 1,146
10th Percentile £27,172 £30,565 £25,000
25th Percentile £37,419 £38,750 £31,839
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +17.65% -
75th Percentile £65,225 £61,250 £54,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £62,500
North West median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year -3.16% +13.10% +5.00%

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 Manchester with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Manchester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2,770 1,151 3,476
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 50.74% 44.84% 53.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1,917 945 2,678
10th Percentile £30,000 £32,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,904 £40,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,350 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.70% +11.11% -
75th Percentile £66,000 £63,750 £58,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £71,250
North West median annual salary £47,825 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% +11.11% +2.97%

Social Skills
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Social Skills in Manchester

Social Skills
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Social Skills in Manchester

Social Skills
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing Social Skills in Manchester over the 6 months to 28 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Social Skills in Manchester

Social Skills
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Social Skills within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 28 September 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
Stockport +13 30 £29,500 -31.40% 15
Salford +4 18 £55,000 +120.00% 25
Altrincham -2 17 £35,000 -22.65% 6
Bury +7 15 £44,500 +78.00% 4
Bolton -2 14 £41,750 +4.38% 13
Cheadle +4 6 £24,836 -17.21% 10
Oldham +2 6 £43,750 +5.77% 3
Littleborough - 2 - -
Rochdale -1 1 £45,000 - 4
Wigan -7 1 - - 6
Sale - 1 £35,000 -
Social Skills
North West

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Social Skills.

1 424 (33.28%) Agile Software Development
2 277 (21.74%) Microsoft
3 264 (20.72%) Problem-Solving
4 205 (16.09%) Finance
5 190 (14.91%) Retail
6 186 (14.60%) DevOps
7 182 (14.29%) Azure
8 170 (13.34%) Analytical Skills
9 159 (12.48%) Degree
10 156 (12.24%) AWS
11 150 (11.77%) SQL
12 138 (10.83%) JavaScript
13 132 (10.36%) Service Delivery
14 131 (10.28%) Stakeholder Management
14 131 (10.28%) Mentoring
15 124 (9.73%) Security Cleared
16 121 (9.50%) Analytics
16 121 (9.50%) Scrum
17 120 (9.42%) Management Information System
18 112 (8.79%) Project Management
18 112 (8.79%) Line Management
19 111 (8.71%) .NET
20 108 (8.48%) Windows
21 106 (8.32%) Coaching
22 103 (8.08%) Business Intelligence
23 101 (7.93%) C#
24 100 (7.85%) Information Security
24 100 (7.85%) Terraform
25 98 (7.69%) Software Engineering
25 98 (7.69%) Microsoft 365

Social Skills
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 38 (2.98%) SharePoint
2 17 (1.33%) CMS
3 13 (1.02%) Apache
4 12 (0.94%) MS Exchange
4 12 (0.94%) WordPress
5 10 (0.78%) IIS
6 9 (0.71%) nginx
6 9 (0.71%) Tomcat
7 8 (0.63%) Apache Solr
7 8 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (0.47%) OpenStack
8 6 (0.47%) SAS
9 5 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (0.31%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.31%) CICS
10 4 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.31%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.24%) Confluence
11 3 (0.24%) Jupyter
11 3 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 97 (7.61%) Microsoft Office
2 78 (6.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (2.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.78%) Photoshop
4 10 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (0.63%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.39%) Figma
6 5 (0.39%) Sketch
7 4 (0.31%) Adobe Premiere
7 4 (0.31%) InDesign
7 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.16%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.078%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.078%) InVision
9 1 (0.078%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 33 (2.59%) SAP APO
1 33 (2.59%) SAP ERP
1 33 (2.59%) SAP MM
2 22 (1.73%) SAP SCM
3 16 (1.26%) Maximo
4 14 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
5 12 (0.94%) Dynamics NAV
5 12 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
6 11 (0.86%) Oracle EBS R12
7 10 (0.78%) Oracle 11i
7 10 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
7 10 (0.78%) Oracle ERP
8 5 (0.39%) Eloqua
8 5 (0.39%) Magento
8 5 (0.39%) NetSuite
9 3 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 3 (0.24%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.24%) SAP Business One
9 3 (0.24%) SAP HR
9 3 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 182 (14.29%) Azure
2 156 (12.24%) AWS
3 98 (7.69%) Microsoft 365
4 54 (4.24%) Power Platform
5 53 (4.16%) GCP
5 53 (4.16%) SaaS
6 45 (3.53%) GitHub
7 44 (3.45%) Serverless
8 28 (2.20%) Dynamics 365
9 20 (1.57%) PaaS
10 16 (1.26%) AWS Lambda
11 15 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
11 15 (1.18%) IaaS
12 14 (1.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 14 (1.10%) OpenShift
13 12 (0.94%) Google Analytics
14 11 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
14 11 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
14 11 (0.86%) npm
15 9 (0.71%) Azure Service Fabric
Communications & Networking
1 35 (2.75%) Firewall
2 26 (2.04%) DNS
3 25 (1.96%) LAN
4 24 (1.88%) TCP/IP
5 23 (1.81%) Internet
6 21 (1.65%) 5G
7 19 (1.49%) WAN
7 19 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
8 18 (1.41%) DHCP
9 17 (1.33%) Wireshark
10 15 (1.18%) Network Security
11 13 (1.02%) HTTP
12 11 (0.86%) Intrusion Detection
12 11 (0.86%) Modbus
13 9 (0.71%) VLAN
14 7 (0.55%) Cisco IOS
15 6 (0.47%) MPLS
15 6 (0.47%) Wireless
16 5 (0.39%) Structured Cabling
16 5 (0.39%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (6.91%) SQL Server
2 47 (3.69%) MySQL
2 47 (3.69%) Power BI
3 43 (3.38%) Big Data
4 31 (2.43%) NoSQL
5 27 (2.12%) Relational Database
6 24 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 21 (1.65%) Tableau
8 19 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
9 18 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 17 (1.33%) Redis
11 13 (1.02%) MongoDB
11 13 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 11 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
13 10 (0.78%) Oracle Database
14 9 (0.71%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 8 (0.63%) Couchbase
15 8 (0.63%) Data Lake
15 8 (0.63%) InterSystems Cache
16 7 (0.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 82 (6.44%) Jenkins
2 63 (4.95%) Git (software)
3 38 (2.98%) JIRA
4 19 (1.49%) Visual Studio
5 16 (1.26%) Selenium
6 9 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 9 (0.71%) gulp
6 9 (0.71%) Subversion
7 8 (0.63%) TeamCity
7 8 (0.63%) webpack
8 7 (0.55%) GitLab
8 7 (0.55%) Vagrant
8 7 (0.55%) WebDriver
9 6 (0.47%) Cypress.io
9 6 (0.47%) Hudson
10 5 (0.39%) Artifactory
10 5 (0.39%) Postman
10 5 (0.39%) SoapUI
11 4 (0.31%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.31%) SonarQube
General
1 205 (16.09%) Finance
2 190 (14.91%) Retail
3 170 (13.34%) Analytical Skills
4 84 (6.59%) Organisational Skills
5 82 (6.44%) Presentation Skills
6 66 (5.18%) Law
7 59 (4.63%) Public Sector
8 54 (4.24%) Marketing
9 53 (4.16%) Telecoms
10 52 (4.08%) Legal
11 44 (3.45%) Influencing Skills
12 41 (3.22%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 38 (2.98%) Police
14 31 (2.43%) Banking
14 31 (2.43%) Manufacturing
15 18 (1.41%) Games
16 16 (1.26%) Electronics
17 14 (1.10%) Documentation Skills
18 9 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
19 8 (0.63%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 195 (15.31%) Developer
2 192 (15.07%) Analyst
3 121 (9.50%) Consultant
4 85 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 69 (5.42%) Architect
6 50 (3.92%) Project Manager
7 49 (3.85%) Senior Developer
8 45 (3.53%) Software Engineer
9 40 (3.14%) Java Developer
10 36 (2.83%) SAP Analyst
11 33 (2.59%) Coordinator
11 33 (2.59%) SAP Business Analyst
11 33 (2.59%) Team Leader
12 30 (2.35%) AWS Engineer
12 30 (2.35%) DevOps Engineer
12 30 (2.35%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 27 (2.12%) Cybersecurity Consultant
13 27 (2.12%) Security Consultant
14 26 (2.04%) IT Manager
15 25 (1.96%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (8.71%) .NET
2 88 (6.91%) CSS
3 82 (6.44%) React
4 79 (6.20%) HTML
5 66 (5.18%) AngularJS
6 61 (4.79%) REST
7 59 (4.63%) Spring
8 37 (2.90%) Middleware
9 36 (2.83%) .NET Framework
10 35 (2.75%) Hibernate
11 33 (2.59%) Node.js
12 28 (2.20%) .NET Core
12 28 (2.20%) RESTful
12 28 (2.20%) XML
13 27 (2.12%) GraphQL
13 27 (2.12%) HTML5
13 27 (2.12%) Web Services
14 24 (1.88%) Vue.js
15 23 (1.81%) JavaBeans
16 22 (1.73%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 120 (9.42%) Management Information System
2 77 (6.04%) Self-Motivation
3 57 (4.47%) User Experience
4 35 (2.75%) Smart Meter
5 32 (2.51%) Greenfield Project
6 25 (1.96%) Public Cloud
7 20 (1.57%) Smart City
8 19 (1.49%) Data Protection Act
9 15 (1.18%) Data Centre
10 12 (0.94%) EPoS
10 12 (0.94%) Life Science
10 12 (0.94%) Social Media
11 11 (0.86%) Client/Server
11 11 (0.86%) Cloud Native
11 11 (0.86%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 11 (0.86%) Reinsurance
11 11 (0.86%) Virtual Team
12 10 (0.78%) Algorithms
12 10 (0.78%) Driving Licence
12 10 (0.78%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 108 (8.48%) Windows
2 56 (4.40%) Linux
3 41 (3.22%) Windows Server
4 16 (1.26%) Windows 10
5 15 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (0.94%) Apple iOS
7 10 (0.78%) Windows Server 2019
8 7 (0.55%) Unix
9 6 (0.47%) Android
10 5 (0.39%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.39%) Windows Server 2016
11 4 (0.31%) AIX
11 4 (0.31%) Solaris
11 4 (0.31%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.16%) CentOS
13 2 (0.16%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.078%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.078%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 424 (33.28%) Agile Software Development
2 264 (20.72%) Problem-Solving
3 186 (14.60%) DevOps
4 132 (10.36%) Service Delivery
5 131 (10.28%) Mentoring
5 131 (10.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 121 (9.50%) Analytics
6 121 (9.50%) Scrum
7 112 (8.79%) Line Management
7 112 (8.79%) Project Management
8 106 (8.32%) Coaching
9 103 (8.08%) Business Intelligence
10 100 (7.85%) Information Security
11 98 (7.69%) Software Engineering
12 91 (7.14%) Change Management
13 90 (7.06%) Facilities Management
14 89 (6.99%) Microservices
15 79 (6.20%) Computer Science
16 77 (6.04%) ERP
17 73 (5.73%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 150 (11.77%) SQL
2 138 (10.83%) JavaScript
3 101 (7.93%) C#
4 91 (7.14%) Java
5 76 (5.97%) Python
6 48 (3.77%) PowerShell
7 42 (3.30%) Java 8
8 37 (2.90%) TypeScript
9 27 (2.12%) Bash Shell
10 26 (2.04%) C++
11 25 (1.96%) C
11 25 (1.96%) PHP
12 18 (1.41%) Ruby
12 18 (1.41%) T-SQL
13 15 (1.18%) Java 11
13 15 (1.18%) R
14 13 (1.02%) Go
15 10 (0.78%) Scala
16 8 (0.63%) ES6
17 6 (0.47%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 159 (12.48%) Degree
2 124 (9.73%) Security Cleared
3 74 (5.81%) SC Cleared
4 48 (3.77%) Computer Science Degree
5 27 (2.12%) DBS Check
6 16 (1.26%) Oracle Certification
7 10 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (0.71%) CISSP
9 8 (0.63%) AWS Certification
9 8 (0.63%) CTC Cleared
10 6 (0.47%) CIMA
10 6 (0.47%) OCP
10 6 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 5 (0.39%) CISM
11 5 (0.39%) ISEB
11 5 (0.39%) ISTQB
11 5 (0.39%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.39%) PMP
12 4 (0.31%) CIPD
12 4 (0.31%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (6.12%) SLA
2 55 (4.32%) QA
3 47 (3.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 43 (3.38%) GDPR
5 41 (3.22%) NIST
6 39 (3.06%) Cyber Essentials
7 33 (2.59%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 18 (1.41%) PMO
9 15 (1.18%) Data Quality
10 9 (0.71%) PCI DSS
11 8 (0.63%) CDISC
12 6 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 5 (0.39%) ISAE 3402
14 2 (0.16%) Accessibility
14 2 (0.16%) Basel III
14 2 (0.16%) COREP
14 2 (0.16%) CRD IV
15 1 (0.078%) GRC
15 1 (0.078%) NCSC
System Software
1 76 (5.97%) Docker
2 67 (5.26%) Active Directory
3 29 (2.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.86%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
5 7 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.16%) Firmware
7 2 (0.16%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.078%) KVM
8 1 (0.078%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.078%) XenApp
8 1 (0.078%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 100 (7.85%) Terraform
2 65 (5.10%) Kubernetes
3 53 (4.16%) Ansible
4 22 (1.73%) Grafana
5 19 (1.49%) Puppet
6 16 (1.26%) Graphite
7 15 (1.18%) ZABBIX
8 11 (0.86%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 10 (0.78%) Docker Swarm
10 9 (0.71%) Consul
10 9 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
11 8 (0.63%) Kibana
11 8 (0.63%) logstash
11 8 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
11 8 (0.63%) Packer
11 8 (0.63%) SCCM
12 7 (0.55%) Nagios
12 7 (0.55%) Salt
13 6 (0.47%) Nessus
13 6 (0.47%) Opsview
Vendors
1 277 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 58 (4.55%) Oracle
3 53 (4.16%) SAP
4 50 (3.92%) Google
5 43 (3.38%) VMware
6 32 (2.51%) Salesforce.com
7 24 (1.88%) Cisco
8 19 (1.49%) Adobe
9 17 (1.33%) HP
10 15 (1.18%) Apple
10 15 (1.18%) ServiceNow
11 12 (0.94%) Citrix
12 11 (0.86%) BMC
12 11 (0.86%) HubSpot
12 11 (0.86%) Ivanti
13 9 (0.71%) Red Hat
13 9 (0.71%) Sun
14 8 (0.63%) CA
15 7 (0.55%) Meraki
16 6 (0.47%) Pardot