Period
to 17 October 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Social Skills over the 6 months to 17 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
England > Midlands
6 months to
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 2 7 3
Rank change year-on-year +5 -4 -1
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 2,655 700 2,635
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 25.29% 17.84% 23.38%
As % of the General category 44.45% 34.76% 44.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1,677 506 2,085
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,313 £23,000
25th Percentile £33,495 £35,000 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,500 £44,500
Median % change year-on-year -1.10% +2.25% +4.71%
75th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £73,500 £69,000 £72,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +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 the Midlands with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 5,973 2,014 5,901
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 56.89% 51.33% 52.36%
Number of salaries quoted 3,977 1,560 4,568
10th Percentile £28,250 £29,000 £25,500
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £71,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £53,638
% change year-on-year - +7.20% +3.15%

Social Skills
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Social Skills in the Midlands

Social Skills
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Salary trend for Social Skills in the Midlands

Social Skills
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Social Skills in the Midlands over the 6 months to 17 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Social Skills in the Midlands

Social Skills
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Social Skills within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 October 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
West Midlands +5 1,809 £47,500 - 424
East Midlands +7 830 £41,500 -2.35% 285
Social Skills
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Social Skills.

1 822 (30.96%) Microsoft
2 735 (27.68%) Problem-Solving
3 652 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
4 502 (18.91%) Azure
5 455 (17.14%) Finance
6 391 (14.73%) Degree
7 390 (14.69%) Analytical Skills
8 380 (14.31%) SQL
9 376 (14.16%) Retail
10 364 (13.71%) Windows
11 337 (12.69%) Project Management
12 295 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
13 275 (10.36%) JavaScript
13 275 (10.36%) Microsoft 365
14 264 (9.94%) C#
14 264 (9.94%) Stakeholder Management
15 238 (8.96%) DevOps
16 232 (8.74%) .NET
17 231 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
18 229 (8.63%) SLA
19 220 (8.29%) SQL Server
20 219 (8.25%) Scrum
20 219 (8.25%) Organisational Skills
21 216 (8.14%) AWS
22 212 (7.98%) Analytics
23 211 (7.95%) Service Delivery
24 207 (7.80%) Active Directory
25 200 (7.53%) Continuous Improvement
26 188 (7.08%) Java
26 188 (7.08%) Software Engineering

Social Skills
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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
1 115 (4.33%) SharePoint
2 62 (2.34%) MS Exchange
3 52 (1.96%) Confluence
4 34 (1.28%) CMS
5 23 (0.87%) IIS
6 19 (0.72%) WordPress
7 17 (0.64%) WebLogic
8 16 (0.60%) nginx
9 13 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
10 11 (0.41%) Apache Spark
11 10 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
11 10 (0.38%) SAS
12 8 (0.30%) Apache
12 8 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
13 6 (0.23%) Apache Solr
14 4 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 4 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
14 4 (0.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 231 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
2 183 (6.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 82 (3.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 62 (2.34%) Microsoft Project
5 23 (0.87%) MS Visio
6 19 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
7 17 (0.64%) Photoshop
8 16 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 15 (0.56%) InDesign
10 7 (0.26%) Adobe Premiere
10 7 (0.26%) Simulink
11 4 (0.15%) AutoCAD
11 4 (0.15%) MadCap Flare
12 3 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.11%) Maya
13 2 (0.075%) Adobe After Effects
13 2 (0.075%) Zeplin
14 1 (0.038%) Adobe XD
14 1 (0.038%) Figma
14 1 (0.038%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 48 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (1.02%) NetSuite
2 27 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
3 23 (0.87%) Oracle ERP
4 13 (0.49%) SAP S/4HANA
5 12 (0.45%) Visualfiles
6 11 (0.41%) Shopify
7 10 (0.38%) Maximo
8 9 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
8 9 (0.34%) SAP FI
8 9 (0.34%) SAP HR
9 8 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
9 8 (0.30%) SAP ERP
9 8 (0.30%) SAP MM
10 7 (0.26%) SAP Business One
11 6 (0.23%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
11 6 (0.23%) nopCommerce
11 6 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
11 6 (0.23%) Oracle BRM
11 6 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 502 (18.91%) Azure
2 275 (10.36%) Microsoft 365
3 216 (8.14%) AWS
4 143 (5.39%) SaaS
5 140 (5.27%) Power Platform
6 105 (3.95%) Dynamics 365
7 88 (3.31%) Serverless
8 84 (3.16%) GitHub
9 57 (2.15%) GCP
10 42 (1.58%) PowerApps
11 36 (1.36%) Power Automate
12 30 (1.13%) Azure Data Factory
13 28 (1.05%) PaaS
14 25 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
15 24 (0.90%) Azure Logic Apps
16 23 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
16 23 (0.87%) IaaS
17 15 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
17 15 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
17 15 (0.56%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 102 (3.84%) Firewall
2 74 (2.79%) DNS
3 54 (2.03%) TCP/IP
4 50 (1.88%) WAN
5 47 (1.77%) LAN
6 45 (1.69%) Broadband
6 45 (1.69%) DHCP
7 44 (1.66%) VPN
8 30 (1.13%) VLAN
9 28 (1.05%) SAN
10 26 (0.98%) Internet
10 26 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
11 23 (0.87%) Remote Desktop
12 19 (0.72%) Wireless
13 17 (0.64%) HTTP
13 17 (0.64%) VoIP
14 16 (0.60%) Intranet
14 16 (0.60%) NAS
15 13 (0.49%) WLAN
16 10 (0.38%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 220 (8.29%) SQL Server
2 96 (3.62%) Power BI
3 91 (3.43%) MySQL
4 86 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
5 63 (2.37%) Big Data
6 53 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
6 53 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 48 (1.81%) Relational Database
8 41 (1.54%) NoSQL
9 33 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 30 (1.13%) Data Lake
11 27 (1.02%) Hadoop
11 27 (1.02%) MongoDB
12 24 (0.90%) Oracle Database
13 22 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
14 20 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 19 (0.72%) Apache Hive
15 19 (0.72%) RDBMS
16 16 (0.60%) Tableau
17 13 (0.49%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 138 (5.20%) Git (software)
2 120 (4.52%) JIRA
3 98 (3.69%) Jenkins
4 38 (1.43%) GitLab
5 35 (1.32%) Selenium
6 31 (1.17%) Subversion
7 23 (0.87%) Bitbucket
8 20 (0.75%) Visual Studio
9 18 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
9 18 (0.68%) webpack
10 16 (0.60%) Rational DOORS
11 14 (0.53%) gulp
11 14 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (0.38%) Rational Rhapsody
13 9 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 9 (0.34%) Browser DevTools
13 9 (0.34%) Cypress.io
14 8 (0.30%) ERwin
15 7 (0.26%) PHPUnit
15 7 (0.26%) WebDriver
General
1 455 (17.14%) Finance
2 390 (14.69%) Analytical Skills
3 376 (14.16%) Retail
4 219 (8.25%) Organisational Skills
5 131 (4.93%) Presentation Skills
6 129 (4.86%) Marketing
7 112 (4.22%) Influencing Skills
8 111 (4.18%) Manufacturing
9 110 (4.14%) Telecoms
10 103 (3.88%) Games
11 101 (3.80%) Law
12 98 (3.69%) Public Sector
13 43 (1.62%) Legal
14 40 (1.51%) Documentation Skills
15 36 (1.36%) Local Government
16 33 (1.24%) Banking
17 28 (1.05%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 28 (1.05%) Publishing
18 26 (0.98%) Back Office
19 25 (0.94%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 418 (15.74%) Developer
2 416 (15.67%) Analyst
3 164 (6.18%) Consultant
4 140 (5.27%) Project Manager
5 104 (3.92%) IT Support
6 101 (3.80%) Support Engineer
7 99 (3.73%) Architect
8 98 (3.69%) Business Analyst
9 91 (3.43%) Software Engineer
10 88 (3.31%) IT Manager
11 82 (3.09%) Support Analyst
12 71 (2.67%) Software Developer
13 65 (2.45%) Java Developer
14 63 (2.37%) Team Leader
15 60 (2.26%) Service Analyst
16 56 (2.11%) Data Analyst
17 55 (2.07%) IT Analyst
17 55 (2.07%) IT Engineer
18 51 (1.92%) Service Desk Analyst
19 49 (1.85%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 232 (8.74%) .NET
2 167 (6.29%) HTML
3 143 (5.39%) CSS
4 126 (4.75%) REST
5 123 (4.63%) Middleware
6 101 (3.80%) AngularJS
6 101 (3.80%) React
7 79 (2.98%) .NET Framework
8 75 (2.82%) .NET Core
9 69 (2.60%) JSON
10 66 (2.49%) jQuery
11 65 (2.45%) ASP.NET
12 62 (2.34%) GraphQL
13 58 (2.18%) Node.js
14 57 (2.15%) HTML5
14 57 (2.15%) XML
15 53 (2.00%) Web Services
16 52 (1.96%) Spring
17 49 (1.85%) Hibernate
18 44 (1.66%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 295 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
2 136 (5.12%) Management Information System
3 92 (3.47%) Data Structures
4 88 (3.31%) Algorithms
5 82 (3.09%) User Experience
6 78 (2.94%) Driving Licence
7 61 (2.30%) Data Protection Act
8 53 (2.00%) Data Centre
9 51 (1.92%) EPoS
10 42 (1.58%) CCTV
11 40 (1.51%) Security Operations Centre
12 34 (1.28%) Public Cloud
13 33 (1.24%) Mobile App
14 30 (1.13%) FMCG
15 29 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
16 28 (1.05%) Life Science
16 28 (1.05%) Virtual Team
17 26 (0.98%) Social Media
18 25 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
18 25 (0.94%) Housing Association
Operating Systems
1 364 (13.71%) Windows
2 166 (6.25%) Linux
3 130 (4.90%) Windows Server
4 99 (3.73%) Windows 10
5 45 (1.69%) Unix
6 35 (1.32%) Windows 7
7 27 (1.02%) Windows Server 2016
8 24 (0.90%) Embedded Linux
9 23 (0.87%) Android
10 21 (0.79%) Windows Server 2019
11 20 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
12 18 (0.68%) Apple iOS
13 17 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
14 14 (0.53%) Windows 8
15 10 (0.38%) CentOS
16 9 (0.34%) Debian
16 9 (0.34%) Ubuntu
17 8 (0.30%) Solaris
18 7 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 6 (0.23%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 735 (27.68%) Problem-Solving
2 652 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
3 337 (12.69%) Project Management
4 264 (9.94%) Stakeholder Management
5 238 (8.96%) DevOps
6 219 (8.25%) Scrum
7 212 (7.98%) Analytics
8 211 (7.95%) Service Delivery
9 200 (7.53%) Continuous Improvement
10 188 (7.08%) Software Engineering
11 187 (7.04%) Line Management
12 183 (6.89%) Computer Science
13 182 (6.85%) Facilities Management
14 178 (6.70%) ITIL
15 175 (6.59%) Business Intelligence
16 170 (6.40%) Decision-Making
16 170 (6.40%) ERP
16 170 (6.40%) Mentoring
17 161 (6.06%) Time Management
18 160 (6.03%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 380 (14.31%) SQL
2 275 (10.36%) JavaScript
3 264 (9.94%) C#
4 188 (7.08%) Java
5 160 (6.03%) Python
6 138 (5.20%) C
7 125 (4.71%) PowerShell
8 114 (4.29%) C++
9 91 (3.43%) PHP
10 54 (2.03%) Java 8
11 51 (1.92%) TypeScript
12 47 (1.77%) T-SQL
13 43 (1.62%) R
14 42 (1.58%) Bash Shell
15 27 (1.02%) Embedded C
15 27 (1.02%) PL/SQL
16 24 (0.90%) Embedded C++
16 24 (0.90%) VB.NET
17 23 (0.87%) Ruby
18 21 (0.79%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 391 (14.73%) Degree
2 157 (5.91%) Security Cleared
3 120 (4.52%) SC Cleared
4 116 (4.37%) Computer Science Degree
5 59 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 40 (1.51%) Cisco Certification
7 39 (1.47%) Master's Degree
8 36 (1.36%) CCNA
9 34 (1.28%) CCNP
10 20 (0.75%) Citrix Certification
10 20 (0.75%) ISEB
10 20 (0.75%) MCITP
11 19 (0.72%) MCSE
12 18 (0.68%) Oracle Certification
13 17 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 16 (0.60%) CISSP
15 13 (0.49%) CISM
15 13 (0.49%) ISTQB
15 13 (0.49%) MCSA
16 12 (0.45%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 229 (8.63%) SLA
2 85 (3.20%) GDPR
3 83 (3.13%) QA
4 57 (2.15%) PMO
5 46 (1.73%) Data Quality
6 31 (1.17%) Accessibility
7 28 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 25 (0.94%) Cyber Essentials
9 19 (0.72%) NIST
9 19 (0.72%) PCI DSS
10 17 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 12 (0.45%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 12 (0.45%) GxP
12 10 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 10 (0.38%) NEBOSH
13 9 (0.34%) BS25999
14 8 (0.30%) COSHH
14 8 (0.30%) ISO 26262
14 8 (0.30%) ISO 9001
14 8 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 207 (7.80%) Active Directory
2 136 (5.12%) Docker
3 102 (3.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 74 (2.79%) Hyper-V
5 34 (1.28%) Firmware
6 32 (1.21%) XenDesktop
7 31 (1.17%) XenApp
8 28 (1.05%) vSphere
9 22 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
10 12 (0.45%) BitLocker
11 8 (0.30%) Terminal Server
12 6 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
13 5 (0.19%) NFS
14 3 (0.11%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.075%) iptables
16 1 (0.038%) GlusterFS
16 1 (0.038%) Oracle RAC
16 1 (0.038%) Virtual Desktop
16 1 (0.038%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 122 (4.60%) Terraform
2 90 (3.39%) Kubernetes
3 79 (2.98%) SCCM
4 68 (2.56%) Microsoft Intune
5 37 (1.39%) Ansible
6 15 (0.56%) Grafana
7 14 (0.53%) Puppet
8 11 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (0.41%) SCOM
9 10 (0.38%) Backup Exec
10 9 (0.34%) vCenter Server
11 8 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
12 7 (0.26%) WSUS
13 6 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
13 6 (0.23%) Nessus
13 6 (0.23%) Nmap
14 5 (0.19%) Jamf Pro
14 5 (0.19%) Prometheus
15 4 (0.15%) Docker Swarm
15 4 (0.15%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 822 (30.96%) Microsoft
2 143 (5.39%) VMware
3 134 (5.05%) Oracle
4 103 (3.88%) SAP
5 100 (3.77%) Cisco
6 97 (3.65%) Google
7 65 (2.45%) Citrix
8 54 (2.03%) EMC
8 54 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
9 48 (1.81%) Adobe
10 39 (1.47%) HP
11 30 (1.13%) JD Edwards
12 27 (1.02%) Atlassian
13 24 (0.90%) ServiceNow
14 22 (0.83%) Databricks
15 20 (0.75%) Apple
15 20 (0.75%) IBM
15 20 (0.75%) Veeam
16 17 (0.64%) Dell
17 16 (0.60%) Agilent