Period
to 22 January 2022

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 22 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 3 10 3
Rank change year-on-year +7 -7 0
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 1,267 509 1,065
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 23.07% 16.28% 18.87%
As % of the General category 41.57% 37.15% 38.52%
Number of salaries quoted 833 433 854
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,100 £26,075
25th Percentile £37,000 £35,750 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,112 £50,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +6.22% +17.65% -
75th Percentile £65,225 £62,500 £55,251
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £69,925
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -

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 3,048 1,370 2,765
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 55.51% 43.83% 48.99%
Number of salaries quoted 2,057 1,176 2,184
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £26,750
25th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £51,250 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.32% +7.89% +5.56%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
North West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 22 January 2022.

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 22 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Salford +7 35 £57,500 +70.37% 24
Oldham +5 20 £45,000 -10.10% 4
Stockport +10 16 £28,000 -46.67% 9
Altrincham +3 16 £23,500 -37.33% 5
Bolton +7 9 £35,000 -16.67% 13
Bury +2 6 £29,500 +18.00% 3
Wigan -1 2 £38,750 -42.16% 12
Cheadle -11 2 £22,500 -15.09% 5
Sale - 1 £35,000 - 1
Social Skills
North West

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, 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.

1 433 (34.18%) Agile Software Development
2 283 (22.34%) Microsoft
3 270 (21.31%) Finance
4 252 (19.89%) Problem-Solving
5 192 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
6 189 (14.92%) Azure
7 167 (13.18%) AWS
8 166 (13.10%) SQL
9 162 (12.79%) Retail
10 157 (12.39%) DevOps
11 156 (12.31%) Analytics
12 151 (11.92%) Stakeholder Management
13 149 (11.76%) Degree
14 129 (10.18%) Mentoring
15 128 (10.10%) Service Delivery
16 124 (9.79%) Project Management
17 123 (9.71%) Scrum
18 120 (9.47%) Windows
19 117 (9.23%) ITIL
20 115 (9.08%) Software Engineering
21 112 (8.84%) JavaScript
22 109 (8.60%) Microsoft Office
23 105 (8.29%) Security Cleared
24 102 (8.05%) Presentation Skills
25 98 (7.73%) Microsoft 365
26 96 (7.58%) Inclusion and Diversity
27 93 (7.34%) Line Management
28 92 (7.26%) Cybersecurity
29 91 (7.18%) Self-Motivation
30 90 (7.10%) Java

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 29 (2.29%) SharePoint
2 20 (1.58%) MS Exchange
3 17 (1.34%) Apache Spark
4 16 (1.26%) CMS
4 16 (1.26%) SAS
5 14 (1.10%) WordPress
6 13 (1.03%) Confluence
7 6 (0.47%) CICS
7 6 (0.47%) Jupyter
8 5 (0.39%) Apache
8 5 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (0.39%) IIS
8 5 (0.39%) OpenStack
8 5 (0.39%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.32%) Apache Airflow
9 4 (0.32%) Apache Solr
9 4 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.32%) nginx
9 4 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
9 4 (0.32%) Umbraco
Applications
1 109 (8.60%) Microsoft Office
2 83 (6.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 40 (3.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
5 10 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (0.79%) Photoshop
6 8 (0.63%) InDesign
6 8 (0.63%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.32%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (0.16%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.079%) InVision
Business Applications
1 25 (1.97%) SAP ERP
1 25 (1.97%) SAP MM
2 24 (1.89%) SAP APO
3 16 (1.26%) SAP SCM
4 13 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
5 9 (0.71%) NetSuite
6 8 (0.63%) Maximo
7 5 (0.39%) Eloqua
7 5 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 4 (0.32%) Unica
9 3 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
9 3 (0.24%) Infor M3
9 3 (0.24%) Oracle 11i
9 3 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
10 2 (0.16%) SAP Business One
11 1 (0.079%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 189 (14.92%) Azure
2 167 (13.18%) AWS
3 98 (7.73%) Microsoft 365
4 58 (4.58%) Power Platform
5 54 (4.26%) SaaS
6 51 (4.03%) GCP
7 23 (1.82%) GitHub
8 22 (1.74%) Serverless
9 19 (1.50%) Dynamics 365
10 18 (1.42%) AWS CloudFormation
10 18 (1.42%) AWS Lambda
10 18 (1.42%) IaaS
11 16 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
12 14 (1.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 14 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
13 13 (1.03%) Azure Active Directory
13 13 (1.03%) Collibra
13 13 (1.03%) PaaS
14 10 (0.79%) Amazon S3
14 10 (0.79%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 41 (3.24%) Firewall
2 33 (2.60%) DNS
3 32 (2.53%) WAN
4 30 (2.37%) TCP/IP
5 27 (2.13%) LAN
6 21 (1.66%) DHCP
7 20 (1.58%) Internet
8 17 (1.34%) DKIM
9 16 (1.26%) Network Security
9 16 (1.26%) VLAN
9 16 (1.26%) Wi-Fi
10 15 (1.18%) HTTP
11 13 (1.03%) VPN
11 13 (1.03%) Wireless
12 10 (0.79%) MPLS
13 8 (0.63%) Modbus
13 8 (0.63%) VoIP
14 6 (0.47%) ATM
15 5 (0.39%) Remote Desktop
15 5 (0.39%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (6.79%) SQL Server
2 54 (4.26%) Power BI
3 51 (4.03%) Data Warehouse
4 46 (3.63%) Big Data
5 38 (3.00%) MySQL
5 38 (3.00%) NoSQL
6 35 (2.76%) Relational Database
7 28 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 23 (1.82%) Tableau
9 21 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 18 (1.42%) Metadata
11 15 (1.18%) MongoDB
12 13 (1.03%) Hadoop
13 12 (0.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 11 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 10 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
15 10 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
15 10 (0.79%) Redis
15 10 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
15 10 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 76 (6.00%) JIRA
2 71 (5.60%) Git (software)
3 47 (3.71%) Jenkins
4 21 (1.66%) Maven
5 15 (1.18%) Selenium
6 13 (1.03%) ERwin
6 13 (1.03%) Subversion
7 11 (0.87%) Mercurial
8 10 (0.79%) Visual Studio
9 9 (0.71%) Cucumber
9 9 (0.71%) Gradle
10 8 (0.63%) Postman
10 8 (0.63%) REST Assured
10 8 (0.63%) TeamCity
11 7 (0.55%) Bugzilla
11 7 (0.55%) JMeter
11 7 (0.55%) SoapUI
11 7 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (0.39%) GitLab
13 4 (0.32%) Protractor
General
1 270 (21.31%) Finance
2 192 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
3 162 (12.79%) Retail
4 102 (8.05%) Presentation Skills
5 96 (7.58%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 84 (6.63%) Organisational Skills
7 71 (5.60%) Influencing Skills
7 71 (5.60%) Law
8 66 (5.21%) Banking
9 62 (4.89%) Marketing
10 58 (4.58%) Public Sector
11 45 (3.55%) Legal
11 45 (3.55%) Telecoms
12 38 (3.00%) Police
13 33 (2.60%) Manufacturing
14 17 (1.34%) Documentation Skills
15 16 (1.26%) Financial Institution
16 14 (1.10%) Electronics
17 9 (0.71%) Local Government
18 8 (0.63%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 199 (15.71%) Analyst
2 152 (12.00%) Developer
3 118 (9.31%) Business Analyst
4 112 (8.84%) Architect
5 75 (5.92%) Consultant
6 54 (4.26%) Project Manager
7 52 (4.10%) Software Engineer
8 45 (3.55%) IT Manager
9 42 (3.31%) Senior Analyst
10 36 (2.84%) Delivery Manager
11 32 (2.53%) Data Engineer
11 32 (2.53%) Senior Developer
12 31 (2.45%) Senior Manager
13 30 (2.37%) Support Engineer
14 29 (2.29%) AWS Engineer
15 28 (2.21%) Cloud Engineer
16 27 (2.13%) IT Support
17 26 (2.05%) Lead Developer
17 26 (2.05%) SAP Analyst
17 26 (2.05%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (6.00%) .NET
2 55 (4.34%) AngularJS
2 55 (4.34%) HTML
3 51 (4.03%) CSS
4 47 (3.71%) React
5 43 (3.39%) Spring
6 41 (3.24%) Web Services
7 36 (2.84%) REST
8 30 (2.37%) XML
9 27 (2.13%) Node.js
9 27 (2.13%) SOAP
10 25 (1.97%) .NET Core
11 23 (1.82%) .NET Framework
11 23 (1.82%) Spring Boot
12 22 (1.74%) RESTful
13 18 (1.42%) Ajax
13 18 (1.42%) Hibernate
13 18 (1.42%) JSON
14 17 (1.34%) ASP.NET
15 15 (1.18%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 91 (7.18%) Self-Motivation
2 67 (5.29%) User Experience
3 56 (4.42%) Management Information System
4 52 (4.10%) Smart Meter
5 30 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
6 27 (2.13%) Data Protection Act
7 25 (1.97%) Public Cloud
8 19 (1.50%) Cloud Native
9 16 (1.26%) EPoS
9 16 (1.26%) Mobile App
10 15 (1.18%) Data Structures
10 15 (1.18%) Life Science
11 14 (1.10%) Algorithms
12 13 (1.03%) Social Media
13 11 (0.87%) Analytical Mindset
13 11 (0.87%) Client/Server
13 11 (0.87%) Data Centre
13 11 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
13 11 (0.87%) Renewable Energy
14 10 (0.79%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 120 (9.47%) Windows
2 54 (4.26%) Windows Server
3 49 (3.87%) Linux
4 22 (1.74%) Apple iOS
4 22 (1.74%) Windows 10
4 22 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (1.34%) Android
7 13 (1.03%) Windows 7
8 12 (0.95%) Windows Server 2016
9 8 (0.63%) Unix
10 7 (0.55%) Windows Server 2019
11 6 (0.47%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.24%) AIX
12 3 (0.24%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.16%) Solaris
14 1 (0.079%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.079%) VME
14 1 (0.079%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.079%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 433 (34.18%) Agile Software Development
2 252 (19.89%) Problem-Solving
3 157 (12.39%) DevOps
4 156 (12.31%) Analytics
5 151 (11.92%) Stakeholder Management
6 129 (10.18%) Mentoring
7 128 (10.10%) Service Delivery
8 124 (9.79%) Project Management
9 123 (9.71%) Scrum
10 117 (9.23%) ITIL
11 115 (9.08%) Software Engineering
12 93 (7.34%) Line Management
13 92 (7.26%) Cybersecurity
14 85 (6.71%) Business Intelligence
14 85 (6.71%) Risk Management
15 82 (6.47%) Test Automation
16 80 (6.31%) SDLC
17 78 (6.16%) Information Security
18 77 (6.08%) Decision-Making
19 74 (5.84%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 166 (13.10%) SQL
2 112 (8.84%) JavaScript
3 90 (7.10%) Java
4 87 (6.87%) Python
5 69 (5.45%) C#
6 35 (2.76%) PowerShell
7 29 (2.29%) C
8 26 (2.05%) R
9 24 (1.89%) C++
10 21 (1.66%) Java 8
11 20 (1.58%) TypeScript
12 19 (1.50%) T-SQL
13 18 (1.42%) PHP
14 17 (1.34%) Scala
15 16 (1.26%) Bash
15 16 (1.26%) Java 11
16 10 (0.79%) Kotlin
17 9 (0.71%) Groovy
17 9 (0.71%) Ruby
18 7 (0.55%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 149 (11.76%) Degree
2 105 (8.29%) Security Cleared
3 85 (6.71%) SC Cleared
4 45 (3.55%) DBS Check
5 21 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
6 19 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (1.18%) CISSP
8 8 (0.63%) AWS Certification
9 7 (0.55%) CISM
10 6 (0.47%) CTC Cleared
10 6 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.32%) NVQ Level 3
11 4 (0.32%) PCI QSA
12 3 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.24%) Master's Degree
12 3 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
13 2 (0.16%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (4.89%) SLA
2 57 (4.50%) QA
3 53 (4.18%) GDPR
4 47 (3.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 41 (3.24%) NIST
6 36 (2.84%) Cyber Essentials
7 34 (2.68%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 26 (2.05%) PMO
9 22 (1.74%) Data Quality
10 11 (0.87%) PCI DSS
11 7 (0.55%) CDISC
12 5 (0.39%) ISAE 3402
12 5 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 2 (0.16%) Accessibility
13 2 (0.16%) GRC
13 2 (0.16%) ISO 22301
14 1 (0.079%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 57 (4.50%) Active Directory
2 28 (2.21%) Docker
3 23 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (1.74%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (0.32%) vSphere
7 4 (0.32%) XenApp
8 3 (0.24%) Firmware
8 3 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.16%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.079%) RACF
10 1 (0.079%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 68 (5.37%) Terraform
2 54 (4.26%) Kubernetes
3 24 (1.89%) Ansible
4 23 (1.82%) Grafana
5 8 (0.63%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 8 (0.63%) Prometheus
5 8 (0.63%) Puppet
6 7 (0.55%) HP ALM
7 6 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (0.47%) SCCM
8 5 (0.39%) Docker Swarm
8 5 (0.39%) FortiGate
8 5 (0.39%) WSUS
9 3 (0.24%) Control-M
9 3 (0.24%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 3 (0.24%) Oozie
9 3 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.079%) CA Endevor
11 1 (0.079%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 283 (22.34%) Microsoft
2 47 (3.71%) Google
3 43 (3.39%) Adobe
4 42 (3.31%) Salesforce.com
5 40 (3.16%) SAP
6 38 (3.00%) VMware
7 33 (2.60%) HP
8 32 (2.53%) Apple
9 30 (2.37%) Oracle
10 22 (1.74%) ServiceNow
11 21 (1.66%) Cisco
12 17 (1.34%) Veeam
13 16 (1.26%) Citrix
14 14 (1.10%) Dynatrace
14 14 (1.10%) Informatica
15 12 (0.95%) Ivanti
16 11 (0.87%) BMC
16 11 (0.87%) HubSpot
17 10 (0.79%) Sophos
17 10 (0.79%) Xamarin