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

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
24 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 5 7 3
Rank change year-on-year +2 -4 0
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 869 629 1,512
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 19.36% 17.24% 24.15%
As % of the General category 41.72% 37.22% 44.08%
Number of salaries quoted 595 493 1,121
10th Percentile £26,450 £27,000 £24,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £46,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% -4.43%
75th Percentile £63,750 £59,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £78,250 £70,000 £63,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +9.76% -2.38%

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 2,083 1,690 3,430
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 46.40% 46.33% 54.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1,502 1,289 2,564
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,750 £26,000
25th Percentile £37,419 £36,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £59,680
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £72,500
North West median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +9 34 £29,750 -25.63% 8
Altrincham 0 29 £36,500 -27.00% 6
Bury +5 18 £30,000 -20.00% 2
Bolton 0 18 £35,500 -11.25% 8
Salford 0 11 £54,826 +50.21% 15
Cheadle +12 8 £27,172 - 1
Rochdale 0 3 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Sale +4 2 £55,000 - 1
Littleborough - 2 - -
Oldham - 2 £37,500 - 1
Wigan -2 1 - - 2
Social Skills
North West

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 273 (31.42%) Agile Software Development
2 209 (24.05%) Problem-Solving
3 190 (21.86%) Microsoft
4 154 (17.72%) Finance
5 131 (15.07%) SQL
6 122 (14.04%) Azure
7 117 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
8 109 (12.54%) JavaScript
9 108 (12.43%) DevOps
10 106 (12.20%) AWS
11 104 (11.97%) Coaching
12 99 (11.39%) Retail
13 95 (10.93%) Project Management
14 90 (10.36%) .NET
15 89 (10.24%) Windows
16 86 (9.90%) Business Intelligence
17 83 (9.55%) Microsoft Office
18 79 (9.09%) Degree
19 78 (8.98%) Management Information System
20 77 (8.86%) Change Management
20 77 (8.86%) C#
20 77 (8.86%) Analytics
21 76 (8.75%) Mentoring
21 76 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
22 69 (7.94%) Microsoft Excel
22 69 (7.94%) Time Management
23 68 (7.83%) Microservices
23 68 (7.83%) Docker
23 68 (7.83%) React
23 68 (7.83%) 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 25 (2.88%) CMS
2 18 (2.07%) SharePoint
3 14 (1.61%) IIS
4 11 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (1.15%) Apache
5 10 (1.15%) Tomcat
6 9 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
6 9 (1.04%) WordPress
7 8 (0.92%) nginx
8 7 (0.81%) Umbraco
9 6 (0.69%) EPiServer
10 5 (0.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 5 (0.58%) Apache Solr
10 5 (0.58%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.46%) Confluence
11 4 (0.46%) Kentico
12 3 (0.35%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.35%) CloudStack
12 3 (0.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 83 (9.55%) Microsoft Office
2 69 (7.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (2.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (1.73%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.58%) Figma
6 4 (0.46%) Sketch
7 3 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.23%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.12%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.12%) InVision
9 1 (0.12%) SPSS
9 1 (0.12%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 7 (0.81%) Maximo
2 6 (0.69%) Magento
3 5 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.46%) nopCommerce
5 3 (0.35%) SAP APO
5 3 (0.35%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.35%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.23%) iTrent
6 2 (0.23%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.23%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.23%) SAP SCM
6 2 (0.23%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 2 (0.23%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.12%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 122 (14.04%) Azure
2 106 (12.20%) AWS
3 68 (7.83%) Microsoft 365
4 34 (3.91%) SaaS
5 30 (3.45%) Power Platform
6 29 (3.34%) Serverless
7 28 (3.22%) GitHub
8 24 (2.76%) GCP
9 13 (1.50%) OpenShift
10 12 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
11 11 (1.27%) Dynamics 365
12 9 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
12 9 (1.04%) Azure Service Fabric
12 9 (1.04%) Google Analytics
13 8 (0.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 8 (0.92%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 8 (0.92%) Azure Data Factory
13 8 (0.92%) npm
14 7 (0.81%) PaaS
15 6 (0.69%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.34%) Firewall
2 20 (2.30%) LAN
3 17 (1.96%) 5G
3 17 (1.96%) DNS
4 16 (1.84%) Internet
5 13 (1.50%) Network Security
5 13 (1.50%) WAN
6 12 (1.38%) DHCP
7 10 (1.15%) TCP/IP
8 8 (0.92%) Wireshark
9 7 (0.81%) Cisco Firepower
9 7 (0.81%) Cisco IOS
9 7 (0.81%) SD-WAN
9 7 (0.81%) VLAN
10 6 (0.69%) Intrusion Detection
10 6 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (0.58%) Ethernet
11 5 (0.58%) MPLS
11 5 (0.58%) SSL
11 5 (0.58%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (7.71%) SQL Server
2 32 (3.68%) Big Data
3 27 (3.11%) MySQL
4 25 (2.88%) Power BI
5 17 (1.96%) NoSQL
6 16 (1.84%) Redis
7 15 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (1.38%) MongoDB
8 12 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (1.27%) Tableau
10 10 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
10 10 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (1.04%) Oracle Database
12 8 (0.92%) InterSystems Cache
12 8 (0.92%) Relational Database
13 7 (0.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 7 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 5 (0.58%) SQL Server 2016
15 4 (0.46%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 64 (7.36%) Jenkins
2 43 (4.95%) Git (software)
3 28 (3.22%) JIRA
4 21 (2.42%) Visual Studio
5 15 (1.73%) Selenium
6 11 (1.27%) Subversion
6 11 (1.27%) Vagrant
7 10 (1.15%) GitLab
8 9 (1.04%) Cucumber
9 8 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (0.92%) Gradle
9 8 (0.92%) gulp
9 8 (0.92%) webpack
10 7 (0.81%) WebDriver
11 6 (0.69%) Hudson
11 6 (0.69%) IntelliJ
11 6 (0.69%) Maven
12 5 (0.58%) Eclipse
12 5 (0.58%) MSTest
12 5 (0.58%) SoapUI
General
1 154 (17.72%) Finance
2 117 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
3 99 (11.39%) Retail
4 63 (7.25%) Organisational Skills
5 46 (5.29%) Presentation Skills
6 43 (4.95%) Marketing
7 39 (4.49%) Legal
8 31 (3.57%) Public Sector
9 30 (3.45%) Law
9 30 (3.45%) Telecoms
10 23 (2.65%) Games
11 20 (2.30%) Influencing Skills
12 16 (1.84%) Police
13 13 (1.50%) Documentation Skills
13 13 (1.50%) Manufacturing
14 12 (1.38%) Banking
15 8 (0.92%) Back Office
16 6 (0.69%) Electronics
16 6 (0.69%) Local Government
17 5 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 157 (18.07%) Developer
2 115 (13.23%) Analyst
3 62 (7.13%) Consultant
4 40 (4.60%) Business Analyst
5 39 (4.49%) Architect
6 34 (3.91%) PHP Developer
7 33 (3.80%) Project Manager
8 30 (3.45%) Administrator
9 22 (2.53%) DevOps Engineer
10 21 (2.42%) Senior Developer
10 21 (2.42%) Support Engineer
11 20 (2.30%) Coordinator
11 20 (2.30%) Software Engineer
12 19 (2.19%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 19 (2.19%) Junior
13 18 (2.07%) IT Support
13 18 (2.07%) Java Developer
13 18 (2.07%) Product Owner
13 18 (2.07%) Technical Support
14 17 (1.96%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (10.36%) .NET
2 68 (7.83%) React
3 65 (7.48%) CSS
4 60 (6.90%) HTML
5 50 (5.75%) CGI
6 37 (4.26%) Node.js
7 36 (4.14%) AngularJS
8 33 (3.80%) .NET Core
9 29 (3.34%) .NET Framework
9 29 (3.34%) HTML5
10 28 (3.22%) jQuery
11 27 (3.11%) Middleware
11 27 (3.11%) Spring
11 27 (3.11%) Vue.js
12 25 (2.88%) Laravel
12 25 (2.88%) REST
12 25 (2.88%) RESTful
13 24 (2.76%) CSS3
14 20 (2.30%) RabbitMQ
15 19 (2.19%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 78 (8.98%) Management Information System
2 67 (7.71%) Self-Motivation
3 51 (5.87%) User Experience
4 35 (4.03%) Greenfield Project
5 32 (3.68%) e-Learning
6 17 (1.96%) Mobile App
6 17 (1.96%) Smart City
7 15 (1.73%) Smart Meter
8 12 (1.38%) Data Centre
8 12 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (1.38%) Public Cloud
9 11 (1.27%) Reinsurance
10 9 (1.04%) NHS
10 9 (1.04%) Online Gambling
11 7 (0.81%) Algorithms
12 6 (0.69%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 6 (0.69%) Driving Licence
12 6 (0.69%) Private Cloud
12 6 (0.69%) Social Media
12 6 (0.69%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 89 (10.24%) Windows
2 43 (4.95%) Linux
3 31 (3.57%) Windows Server
4 16 (1.84%) Windows 10
5 12 (1.38%) Apple iOS
6 11 (1.27%) Windows Server 2019
7 9 (1.04%) Android
7 9 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (0.81%) Unix
9 5 (0.58%) CentOS
10 4 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.35%) Windows Server 2016
12 2 (0.23%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.23%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.12%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (31.42%) Agile Software Development
2 209 (24.05%) Problem-Solving
3 108 (12.43%) DevOps
4 104 (11.97%) Coaching
5 95 (10.93%) Project Management
6 86 (9.90%) Business Intelligence
7 77 (8.86%) Analytics
7 77 (8.86%) Change Management
8 76 (8.75%) Mentoring
8 76 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
9 69 (7.94%) Time Management
10 68 (7.83%) Microservices
11 67 (7.71%) Continuous Improvement
11 67 (7.71%) Information Security
12 64 (7.36%) E-Commerce
13 63 (7.25%) Scrum
14 60 (6.90%) Line Management
15 58 (6.67%) Service Delivery
16 56 (6.44%) Computer Science
17 55 (6.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 131 (15.07%) SQL
2 109 (12.54%) JavaScript
3 77 (8.86%) C#
4 61 (7.02%) Java
5 45 (5.18%) Python
6 40 (4.60%) PHP
7 36 (4.14%) PowerShell
8 31 (3.57%) TypeScript
9 26 (2.99%) C
10 18 (2.07%) T-SQL
11 17 (1.96%) Bash Shell
11 17 (1.96%) Java 8
12 7 (0.81%) Go
12 7 (0.81%) R
12 7 (0.81%) VB
13 6 (0.69%) Rust
13 6 (0.69%) Scala
14 5 (0.58%) ES6
14 5 (0.58%) Groovy
14 5 (0.58%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 79 (9.09%) Degree
2 66 (7.59%) Security Cleared
3 46 (5.29%) SC Cleared
4 29 (3.34%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (0.81%) CISSP
7 6 (0.69%) CIMA
7 6 (0.69%) PhD
7 6 (0.69%) PMI Certification
8 5 (0.58%) CISMP
8 5 (0.58%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.58%) ISEB
8 5 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (0.46%) ACCA
9 4 (0.46%) CISA
9 4 (0.46%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.46%) Master's Degree
9 4 (0.46%) MCITP
9 4 (0.46%) Oracle Certification
9 4 (0.46%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (5.98%) QA
2 46 (5.29%) SLA
3 36 (4.14%) GDPR
4 31 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 21 (2.42%) Cyber Essentials
6 17 (1.96%) NIST
7 15 (1.73%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 13 (1.50%) Data Quality
9 11 (1.27%) PMO
10 8 (0.92%) Accessibility
11 6 (0.69%) PCI DSS
12 4 (0.46%) WAI
13 2 (0.23%) Basel III
13 2 (0.23%) CDISC
13 2 (0.23%) COREP
13 2 (0.23%) CRD IV
13 2 (0.23%) NCSC
14 1 (0.12%) GRC
14 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 1 (0.12%) SOC 2
System Software
1 68 (7.83%) Docker
2 53 (6.10%) Active Directory
3 28 (3.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (1.38%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.15%) Virtual Desktop
6 8 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.69%) VMware NSX
8 4 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.12%) Firmware
9 1 (0.12%) KVM
9 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 65 (7.48%) Terraform
2 58 (6.67%) Kubernetes
3 45 (5.18%) Ansible
4 18 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (1.84%) Grafana
5 16 (1.84%) Graphite
6 15 (1.73%) Puppet
6 15 (1.73%) ZABBIX
7 13 (1.50%) Packer
8 9 (1.04%) Consul
8 9 (1.04%) Docker Swarm
9 8 (0.92%) Kibana
9 8 (0.92%) logstash
9 8 (0.92%) SCCM
10 7 (0.81%) Nagios
10 7 (0.81%) Nessus
10 7 (0.81%) Salt
11 6 (0.69%) Microsoft Intune
11 6 (0.69%) Opsview
11 6 (0.69%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 190 (21.86%) Microsoft
2 41 (4.72%) Oracle
3 30 (3.45%) VMware
4 27 (3.11%) Google
5 26 (2.99%) Cisco
6 21 (2.42%) SAP
7 13 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (1.15%) Zend
9 9 (1.04%) Adobe
9 9 (1.04%) Sitecore
9 9 (1.04%) SolarWinds
9 9 (1.04%) Sun
10 8 (0.92%) Meraki
11 7 (0.81%) Apple
11 7 (0.81%) Citrix
11 7 (0.81%) IBM
12 6 (0.69%) Red Hat
13 5 (0.58%) Aquila
13 5 (0.58%) CA
13 5 (0.58%) Fortinet