Period
to

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 4 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 4 4 8
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4 -5
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 1,221 925 635
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 19.88% 20.08% 17.63%
As % of the General category 33.39% 42.51% 37.89%
Number of salaries quoted 702 617 497
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,550 £27,300
25th Percentile £35,000 £33,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £49,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £59,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £70,000
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +8.43%

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 3,657 2,176 1,676
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 59.55% 47.23% 46.53%
Number of salaries quoted 2,121 1,549 1,275
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,750
25th Percentile £39,750 £37,419 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.00% - +11.11%
75th Percentile £68,000 £66,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £72,500
North West median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 4 July 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 4 July 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 +2 38 £50,000 -8.80% 13
Altrincham -1 20 £36,750 +0.68%
Stockport -9 18 £43,000 +38.71% 10
Cheadle -2 17 - - 6
Oldham -5 14 - - 3
Bury -5 8 £45,000 +50.00% 2
Rochdale -7 6 £31,000 -31.11% 2
Bolton -13 6 £55,000 +42.39% 4
Wigan +1 3 £37,500 - 7
Sale -5 3 £42,000 -23.64% 4
Stalybridge - 3 - -
Social Skills
North West

For the 6 months to 4 July 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.

1 471 (38.57%) Agile
2 368 (30.14%) Microsoft
3 342 (28.01%) Finance
4 332 (27.19%) Problem-Solving
5 276 (22.60%) Analytical Skills
6 257 (21.05%) Azure
7 192 (15.72%) Project Management
8 181 (14.82%) SQL
9 175 (14.33%) Mentoring
10 166 (13.60%) Retail
11 163 (13.35%) Degree
12 157 (12.86%) JavaScript
13 154 (12.61%) DevOps
14 152 (12.45%) HTML
15 151 (12.37%) Stakeholder Management
16 149 (12.20%) Windows
17 140 (11.47%) Self-Motivation
18 139 (11.38%) Software Engineering
19 132 (10.81%) Microsoft 365
20 130 (10.65%) Coaching
21 128 (10.48%) Legal
22 124 (10.16%) SQL Server
23 120 (9.83%) Presentation Skills
24 117 (9.58%) Java
25 112 (9.17%) C#
26 111 (9.09%) ITIL
26 111 (9.09%) Scrum
26 111 (9.09%) Analytics
27 109 (8.93%) AWS
28 105 (8.60%) CSS

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 74 (6.06%) SharePoint
2 45 (3.69%) SAS
3 21 (1.72%) MS Exchange
4 20 (1.64%) IIS
5 18 (1.47%) Skype for Business
6 16 (1.31%) Confluence
7 15 (1.23%) Apache
8 10 (0.82%) CMS
8 10 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (0.74%) Apache Spark
10 7 (0.57%) Umbraco
11 5 (0.41%) Apache Airflow
12 4 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
13 3 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
14 2 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
14 2 (0.16%) Headless CMS
14 2 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
15 1 (0.082%) Tuxedo
15 1 (0.082%) WebLogic
Applications
1 92 (7.53%) Microsoft Office
2 78 (6.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 38 (3.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 34 (2.78%) Microsoft Project
5 18 (1.47%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.98%) Sketch
7 11 (0.90%) InVision
7 11 (0.90%) Zeplin
8 7 (0.57%) Adobe Captivate
8 7 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 7 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.33%) Adobe After Effects
9 4 (0.33%) Maple
9 4 (0.33%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.25%) 3ds Max
10 3 (0.25%) Maya
10 3 (0.25%) MotionBuilder
10 3 (0.25%) NUKE
10 3 (0.25%) ZBrush
11 2 (0.16%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 7 (0.57%) SessionCam
1 7 (0.57%) WebTrends
2 5 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.25%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.25%) SAP CRM
4 3 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.082%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.082%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.082%) IBM Planning Analytics
6 1 (0.082%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.082%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.082%) SAP ECC
6 1 (0.082%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.082%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.082%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.082%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.082%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 257 (21.05%) Azure
2 132 (10.81%) Microsoft 365
3 109 (8.93%) AWS
4 78 (6.39%) Power Platform
5 45 (3.69%) SaaS
6 43 (3.52%) Azure DevOps
6 43 (3.52%) GCP
7 26 (2.13%) Serverless
8 25 (2.05%) GitHub
9 24 (1.97%) PaaS
10 20 (1.64%) OneDrive
11 18 (1.47%) Azure Sentinel
11 18 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
12 17 (1.39%) Mimecast
13 15 (1.23%) Azure Functions
13 15 (1.23%) Azure Service Bus
14 14 (1.15%) IaaS
15 13 (1.06%) Figma
15 13 (1.06%) Google Analytics
16 11 (0.90%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 43 (3.52%) Firewall
2 35 (2.87%) TCP/IP
3 31 (2.54%) DNS
4 30 (2.46%) DHCP
5 29 (2.38%) VPN
6 22 (1.80%) LAN
7 21 (1.72%) WAN
7 21 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
8 18 (1.47%) Skype
9 15 (1.23%) Network Security
10 14 (1.15%) HTTP
10 14 (1.15%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
10 14 (1.15%) VLAN
11 13 (1.06%) Internet
11 13 (1.06%) Remote Desktop
12 12 (0.98%) SSL
13 10 (0.82%) MPLS
14 8 (0.66%) Structured Cabling
14 8 (0.66%) VoIP
15 6 (0.49%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (10.16%) SQL Server
2 60 (4.91%) Power BI
3 45 (3.69%) NoSQL
4 40 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
5 38 (3.11%) MongoDB
6 35 (2.87%) Big Data
6 35 (2.87%) Relational Database
7 34 (2.78%) MySQL
8 33 (2.70%) Tableau
9 25 (2.05%) Redis
9 25 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 23 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 20 (1.64%) Neo4j
12 16 (1.31%) Apache Cassandra
12 16 (1.31%) Data Lake
12 16 (1.31%) Qlik Sense
13 15 (1.23%) QlikView
14 13 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
14 13 (1.06%) DynamoDB
14 13 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 90 (7.37%) Git (software)
2 59 (4.83%) JIRA
3 36 (2.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 33 (2.70%) Selenium
5 30 (2.46%) Jenkins
6 22 (1.80%) Cypress.io
6 22 (1.80%) GitLab
7 19 (1.56%) Postman
7 19 (1.56%) Robot Framework
8 15 (1.23%) SonarQube
9 11 (0.90%) Cucumber
10 9 (0.74%) JMeter
10 9 (0.74%) JUnit
11 8 (0.66%) Appium
11 8 (0.66%) CircleCI
11 8 (0.66%) Travis CI
12 6 (0.49%) Maven
13 5 (0.41%) Jasmine
13 5 (0.41%) TeamCity
13 5 (0.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 342 (28.01%) Finance
2 276 (22.60%) Analytical Skills
3 166 (13.60%) Retail
4 128 (10.48%) Legal
5 120 (9.83%) Presentation Skills
6 98 (8.03%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 85 (6.96%) Organisational Skills
8 78 (6.39%) Banking
9 72 (5.90%) Marketing
10 61 (5.00%) Influencing Skills
11 59 (4.83%) Public Sector
12 55 (4.50%) Police
13 45 (3.69%) Telecoms
14 41 (3.36%) Law
15 32 (2.62%) Automotive
15 32 (2.62%) Games
16 28 (2.29%) Manufacturing
17 17 (1.39%) Local Government
18 14 (1.15%) Fire and Rescue
19 13 (1.06%) Billing
Job Titles
1 205 (16.79%) Analyst
2 163 (13.35%) Developer
3 91 (7.45%) Software Engineer
4 90 (7.37%) Architect
5 64 (5.24%) Project Manager
6 63 (5.16%) Business Analyst
7 56 (4.59%) Consultant
8 47 (3.85%) IT Manager
9 42 (3.44%) IT Support
10 41 (3.36%) Delivery Manager
10 41 (3.36%) Graduate
10 41 (3.36%) Support Analyst
11 34 (2.78%) Senior Analyst
11 34 (2.78%) Software Developer
12 33 (2.70%) Senior Manager
13 32 (2.62%) Product Owner
14 30 (2.46%) Senior Developer
15 27 (2.21%) Senior Software Engineer
15 27 (2.21%) Service Manager
15 27 (2.21%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (12.45%) HTML
2 105 (8.60%) CSS
3 99 (8.11%) .NET
4 87 (7.13%) React
5 55 (4.50%) HTML5
6 47 (3.85%) JSON
7 45 (3.69%) Spring
8 43 (3.52%) AngularJS
9 41 (3.36%) Node.js
10 40 (3.28%) REST
10 40 (3.28%) XML
11 37 (3.03%) jQuery
11 37 (3.03%) RESTful
12 35 (2.87%) .NET Core
13 33 (2.70%) ASP.NET
14 27 (2.21%) Spring Boot
15 26 (2.13%) SOAP
16 24 (1.97%) Gherkin
16 24 (1.97%) Kafka
17 23 (1.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 140 (11.47%) Self-Motivation
2 81 (6.63%) User Experience
3 79 (6.47%) Management Information System
4 55 (4.50%) Smart Meter
5 44 (3.60%) IoT
6 42 (3.44%) Mobile App
7 36 (2.95%) Data Protection Act
8 22 (1.80%) Cloud Native
8 22 (1.80%) Data Centre
9 21 (1.72%) Blog
10 16 (1.31%) Public Cloud
11 15 (1.23%) Blockchain
12 14 (1.15%) Renewable Energy
13 12 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (0.98%) Life Science
14 11 (0.90%) Driving Licence
14 11 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
14 11 (0.90%) Social Media
15 10 (0.82%) Cyberthreat
15 10 (0.82%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 149 (12.20%) Windows
2 62 (5.08%) Linux
3 60 (4.91%) Windows Server
4 43 (3.52%) Android
5 41 (3.36%) Apple iOS
6 15 (1.23%) Windows 10
6 15 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.57%) Windows Server 2016
9 5 (0.41%) Unix
10 3 (0.25%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.25%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.25%) VMS
10 3 (0.25%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.25%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (0.082%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 471 (38.57%) Agile
2 332 (27.19%) Problem-Solving
3 192 (15.72%) Project Management
4 175 (14.33%) Mentoring
5 154 (12.61%) DevOps
6 151 (12.37%) Stakeholder Management
7 139 (11.38%) Software Engineering
8 130 (10.65%) Coaching
9 111 (9.09%) Analytics
9 111 (9.09%) ITIL
9 111 (9.09%) Scrum
10 99 (8.11%) Time Management
11 97 (7.94%) Cybersecurity
12 91 (7.45%) Project Delivery
13 90 (7.37%) Business Intelligence
13 90 (7.37%) Continuous Improvement
14 87 (7.13%) Process Improvement
15 86 (7.04%) Decision-Making
16 83 (6.80%) Service Management
17 76 (6.22%) CI/CD
Programming Languages
1 181 (14.82%) SQL
2 157 (12.86%) JavaScript
3 117 (9.58%) Java
4 112 (9.17%) C#
5 64 (5.24%) Python
6 34 (2.78%) TypeScript
7 33 (2.70%) C++
8 29 (2.38%) PHP
9 27 (2.21%) T-SQL
10 25 (2.05%) PowerShell
10 25 (2.05%) R
10 25 (2.05%) Scala
11 17 (1.39%) ES6
12 15 (1.23%) ES7
12 15 (1.23%) ES8
13 14 (1.15%) Kotlin
13 14 (1.15%) Ruby
14 12 (0.98%) MATLAB
15 11 (0.90%) Apple Swift
15 11 (0.90%) C
Qualifications
1 163 (13.35%) Degree
2 71 (5.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 61 (5.00%) Security Cleared
4 42 (3.44%) SC Cleared
5 35 (2.87%) DBS Check
6 18 (1.47%) CISSP
7 14 (1.15%) Master's Degree
8 12 (0.98%) SSCP
9 11 (0.90%) ISEB
10 10 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
10 10 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
10 10 (0.82%) PCI QSA
11 9 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (0.74%) CTC Cleared
11 9 (0.74%) DV Cleared
11 9 (0.74%) ISTQB
12 8 (0.66%) CCNA
12 8 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.57%) PhD
14 6 (0.49%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (4.83%) QA
2 53 (4.34%) GDPR
3 47 (3.85%) SLA
4 42 (3.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 34 (2.78%) Data Quality
5 34 (2.78%) NIST
6 28 (2.29%) Cyber Essentials
7 26 (2.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 24 (1.97%) PMO
9 14 (1.15%) CDISC
9 14 (1.15%) Good Clinical Practice
10 12 (0.98%) PCI DSS
11 11 (0.90%) COBIT
12 8 (0.66%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 5 (0.41%) GRC
14 1 (0.082%) ISO 22301
14 1 (0.082%) NCSC
14 1 (0.082%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 1 (0.082%) SOC 2
System Software
1 82 (6.72%) Active Directory
2 38 (3.11%) Docker
3 35 (2.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (2.46%) Hyper-V
5 13 (1.06%) Virtual Desktop
6 7 (0.57%) Firmware
6 7 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.33%) Postfix
8 2 (0.16%) XenApp
8 2 (0.16%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.082%) Oracle Clusterware
9 1 (0.082%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.082%) RACF
9 1 (0.082%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.082%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.082%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 56 (4.59%) Kubernetes
2 41 (3.36%) Terraform
3 35 (2.87%) Microsoft Intune
4 22 (1.80%) Grafana
4 22 (1.80%) Prometheus
5 11 (0.90%) Ansible
6 10 (0.82%) Plesk
6 10 (0.82%) SCCM
7 7 (0.57%) WSUS
8 5 (0.41%) HP ALM
9 4 (0.33%) FortiGate
9 4 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.33%) Pacemaker
9 4 (0.33%) Podman
10 2 (0.16%) Control-M
10 2 (0.16%) Oozie
11 1 (0.082%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.082%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.082%) Oracle RMAN
11 1 (0.082%) Puppet
Vendors
1 368 (30.14%) Microsoft
2 55 (4.50%) Google
3 46 (3.77%) Cisco
4 43 (3.52%) Salesforce.com
5 39 (3.19%) VMware
6 37 (3.03%) Adobe
7 30 (2.46%) SAP
8 26 (2.13%) Oracle
8 26 (2.13%) Xamarin
9 19 (1.56%) Hitachi
10 14 (1.15%) Cadence
10 14 (1.15%) ServiceNow
11 13 (1.06%) Citrix
11 13 (1.06%) Dell
11 13 (1.06%) NEC
12 12 (0.98%) Ruckus Wireless
13 11 (0.90%) HP
14 10 (0.82%) Apple
15 9 (0.74%) AppDynamics
15 9 (0.74%) Northgate