Period
to 18 January 2022

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

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
England > Midlands
6 months to
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 3 7 3
Rank change year-on-year +4 -4 -1
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 2,423 1,016 2,354
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 23.27% 18.79% 22.45%
As % of the General category 40.31% 36.61% 44.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1,597 770 1,918
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £23,750
25th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - - +5.88%
75th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £58,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £73,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%

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 6,011 2,775 5,284
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 57.74% 51.31% 50.39%
Number of salaries quoted 4,131 2,110 4,212
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £49,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +4.65%
75th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £59,219
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £73,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

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 18 January 2022.

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 18 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
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +3 1,663 £47,500 +5.56% 412
East Midlands +4 741 £42,500 +6.25% 241
Social Skills
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Social Skills.

1 767 (31.65%) Microsoft
2 630 (26.00%) Problem-Solving
3 616 (25.42%) Agile Software Development
4 462 (19.07%) Azure
5 436 (17.99%) Finance
6 413 (17.04%) Analytical Skills
7 393 (16.22%) Degree
8 379 (15.64%) Windows
9 355 (14.65%) SQL
10 314 (12.96%) Project Management
11 283 (11.68%) Microsoft 365
12 273 (11.27%) Self-Motivation
13 263 (10.85%) JavaScript
14 259 (10.69%) Retail
15 244 (10.07%) Microsoft Office
16 237 (9.78%) Active Directory
17 217 (8.96%) AWS
18 216 (8.91%) C#
19 214 (8.83%) Stakeholder Management
20 213 (8.79%) Continuous Improvement
21 209 (8.63%) ITIL
22 206 (8.50%) DevOps
23 205 (8.46%) Scrum
24 204 (8.42%) SLA
25 198 (8.17%) .NET
26 193 (7.97%) SQL Server
27 179 (7.39%) Mentoring
28 177 (7.30%) VMware
29 166 (6.85%) Java
30 165 (6.81%) Project Delivery

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
1 117 (4.83%) SharePoint
2 65 (2.68%) MS Exchange
3 54 (2.23%) Confluence
4 31 (1.28%) CMS
5 22 (0.91%) IIS
6 12 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (0.41%) WordPress
8 9 (0.37%) Apache Spark
8 9 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
9 8 (0.33%) Apache
10 7 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (0.25%) Apache Solr
11 6 (0.25%) SAS
11 6 (0.25%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.21%) Drupal
12 5 (0.21%) nginx
13 4 (0.17%) Apache Airflow
13 4 (0.17%) IBM Domino
14 3 (0.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 244 (10.07%) Microsoft Office
2 152 (6.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 61 (2.52%) Microsoft Project
4 58 (2.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 24 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
6 15 (0.62%) MS Visio
7 11 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 11 (0.45%) Photoshop
7 11 (0.45%) Sketch
8 10 (0.41%) InVision
8 10 (0.41%) OmniGraffle
8 10 (0.41%) Simulink
9 9 (0.37%) InDesign
10 7 (0.29%) Adobe Premiere
11 4 (0.17%) AutoCAD
12 3 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
13 2 (0.083%) Adobe After Effects
13 2 (0.083%) FileZilla
14 1 (0.041%) Adobe XD
14 1 (0.041%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 39 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
3 20 (0.83%) NetSuite
4 17 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
5 16 (0.66%) Oracle ERP
6 12 (0.50%) SAP MM
7 11 (0.45%) Maximo
8 10 (0.41%) SAP S/4HANA
9 9 (0.37%) SAP CO
9 9 (0.37%) SAP FI
9 9 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
10 8 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
11 6 (0.25%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
11 6 (0.25%) nopCommerce
11 6 (0.25%) Oracle BRM
11 6 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 6 (0.25%) SAP ERP
12 5 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
12 5 (0.21%) SAP HR
12 5 (0.21%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 462 (19.07%) Azure
2 283 (11.68%) Microsoft 365
3 217 (8.96%) AWS
4 153 (6.31%) Power Platform
5 131 (5.41%) SaaS
6 95 (3.92%) Dynamics 365
7 48 (1.98%) GCP
8 45 (1.86%) PowerApps
9 43 (1.77%) Serverless
10 33 (1.36%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 32 (1.32%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 31 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
12 31 (1.28%) GitHub
13 26 (1.07%) PaaS
14 25 (1.03%) OneDrive
15 24 (0.99%) Power Automate
16 19 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
16 19 (0.78%) Azure Data Factory
16 19 (0.78%) Smartsheet
17 18 (0.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 94 (3.88%) Firewall
2 93 (3.84%) DNS
3 76 (3.14%) DHCP
4 57 (2.35%) TCP/IP
5 51 (2.10%) WAN
6 45 (1.86%) LAN
7 39 (1.61%) VPN
8 29 (1.20%) Broadband
8 29 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
9 27 (1.11%) VoIP
10 24 (0.99%) Internet
11 19 (0.78%) WebEx
12 17 (0.70%) Remote Desktop
12 17 (0.70%) Wireless
13 15 (0.62%) Network Security
13 15 (0.62%) SAN
14 14 (0.58%) HTTP
15 13 (0.54%) Ethernet
15 13 (0.54%) Intranet
15 13 (0.54%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 193 (7.97%) SQL Server
2 93 (3.84%) Power BI
3 83 (3.43%) Data Warehouse
4 71 (2.93%) Relational Database
5 65 (2.68%) MySQL
6 48 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 40 (1.65%) NoSQL
7 40 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 30 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
8 30 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 27 (1.11%) Data Lake
10 26 (1.07%) Big Data
10 26 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
11 22 (0.91%) MongoDB
12 18 (0.74%) Oracle Database
12 18 (0.74%) Tableau
13 17 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
14 15 (0.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 14 (0.58%) SQL Server 2016
15 14 (0.58%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 149 (6.15%) JIRA
2 131 (5.41%) Git (software)
3 66 (2.72%) Jenkins
4 37 (1.53%) Selenium
5 25 (1.03%) Rational DOORS
6 23 (0.95%) GitLab
7 19 (0.78%) Bitbucket
7 19 (0.78%) Subversion
8 18 (0.74%) Visual Studio
9 17 (0.70%) Maven
10 16 (0.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 15 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
12 13 (0.54%) PHPUnit
12 13 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
13 12 (0.50%) NUnit
14 10 (0.41%) Gradle
14 10 (0.41%) Rational Rhapsody
15 9 (0.37%) Jasmine
15 9 (0.37%) Toad
16 8 (0.33%) Postman
General
1 436 (17.99%) Finance
2 413 (17.04%) Analytical Skills
3 259 (10.69%) Retail
4 164 (6.77%) Organisational Skills
5 157 (6.48%) Manufacturing
6 149 (6.15%) Marketing
7 142 (5.86%) Presentation Skills
8 116 (4.79%) Influencing Skills
9 110 (4.54%) Law
10 80 (3.30%) Public Sector
11 64 (2.64%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 64 (2.64%) Telecoms
12 55 (2.27%) Automotive
13 54 (2.23%) Legal
14 53 (2.19%) Games
15 46 (1.90%) Local Government
16 43 (1.77%) Banking
17 35 (1.44%) Documentation Skills
18 28 (1.16%) Police
19 25 (1.03%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 428 (17.66%) Analyst
2 347 (14.32%) Developer
3 158 (6.52%) Consultant
4 129 (5.32%) Support Engineer
5 122 (5.04%) Architect
5 122 (5.04%) Project Manager
6 105 (4.33%) IT Support
7 96 (3.96%) Business Analyst
8 80 (3.30%) Support Analyst
9 76 (3.14%) Software Developer
10 72 (2.97%) IT Engineer
11 70 (2.89%) IT Manager
12 60 (2.48%) .NET Developer
12 60 (2.48%) Software Engineer
13 58 (2.39%) Data Analyst
14 56 (2.31%) IT Support Engineer
15 55 (2.27%) Service Analyst
16 49 (2.02%) Solutions Architect
17 46 (1.90%) IT Analyst
17 46 (1.90%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 198 (8.17%) .NET
2 142 (5.86%) CSS
3 135 (5.57%) HTML
4 109 (4.50%) AngularJS
5 94 (3.88%) REST
6 81 (3.34%) ASP.NET
7 76 (3.14%) Web Services
8 67 (2.77%) JSON
9 66 (2.72%) React
10 65 (2.68%) RESTful
10 65 (2.68%) XML
11 53 (2.19%) jQuery
12 50 (2.06%) .NET Framework
13 47 (1.94%) .NET Core
13 47 (1.94%) Middleware
14 44 (1.82%) HTML5
14 44 (1.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 42 (1.73%) EDI
16 39 (1.61%) Vue.js
17 32 (1.32%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 273 (11.27%) Self-Motivation
2 122 (5.04%) Management Information System
3 117 (4.83%) User Experience
4 57 (2.35%) Driving Licence
5 49 (2.02%) Data Structures
5 49 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
5 49 (2.02%) EPoS
6 47 (1.94%) Data Protection Act
7 45 (1.86%) FMCG
8 43 (1.77%) Algorithms
9 39 (1.61%) Data Centre
10 38 (1.57%) Mobile App
11 36 (1.49%) Smart Meter
12 32 (1.32%) Housing Association
12 32 (1.32%) Social Media
13 28 (1.16%) Virtual Team
14 27 (1.11%) e-Health
15 26 (1.07%) Public Cloud
16 25 (1.03%) Life Science
17 21 (0.87%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 379 (15.64%) Windows
2 135 (5.57%) Windows 10
3 122 (5.04%) Windows Server
4 114 (4.70%) Linux
5 48 (1.98%) Unix
6 44 (1.82%) Windows 7
7 34 (1.40%) Windows Server 2016
8 33 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
9 28 (1.16%) Windows Server 2019
10 26 (1.07%) Apple iOS
11 24 (0.99%) Android
12 16 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
13 13 (0.54%) Mac OS
14 10 (0.41%) Embedded Linux
15 9 (0.37%) Debian
16 8 (0.33%) Windows 8
17 6 (0.25%) CentOS
18 4 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 4 (0.17%) Ubuntu
18 4 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 630 (26.00%) Problem-Solving
2 616 (25.42%) Agile Software Development
3 314 (12.96%) Project Management
4 214 (8.83%) Stakeholder Management
5 213 (8.79%) Continuous Improvement
6 209 (8.63%) ITIL
7 206 (8.50%) DevOps
8 205 (8.46%) Scrum
9 179 (7.39%) Mentoring
10 165 (6.81%) Project Delivery
11 161 (6.64%) SDLC
12 159 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
13 158 (6.52%) Analytics
13 158 (6.52%) ERP
14 151 (6.23%) Software Engineering
15 149 (6.15%) Decision-Making
16 145 (5.98%) Computer Science
17 139 (5.74%) Service Delivery
18 134 (5.53%) Data Analysis
19 129 (5.32%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 355 (14.65%) SQL
2 263 (10.85%) JavaScript
3 216 (8.91%) C#
4 166 (6.85%) Java
5 122 (5.04%) Python
6 93 (3.84%) PowerShell
7 86 (3.55%) C
8 76 (3.14%) PHP
9 61 (2.52%) C++
10 57 (2.35%) R
11 45 (1.86%) TypeScript
12 37 (1.53%) T-SQL
13 35 (1.44%) VB.NET
14 34 (1.40%) Apex Code
15 27 (1.11%) Scala
16 22 (0.91%) VBA
16 22 (0.91%) XAML
17 21 (0.87%) Java 8
18 20 (0.83%) Embedded C
19 18 (0.74%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 393 (16.22%) Degree
2 97 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 81 (3.34%) Security Cleared
4 57 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 54 (2.23%) SC Cleared
6 34 (1.40%) ISEB
7 29 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
8 27 (1.11%) Master's Degree
9 24 (0.99%) CCNA
10 23 (0.95%) CISSP
11 19 (0.78%) PMI Certification
12 18 (0.74%) ISTQB
13 17 (0.70%) CISM
13 17 (0.70%) MCSE
14 15 (0.62%) DBS Check
15 14 (0.58%) A+ Certification
15 14 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
15 14 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 13 (0.54%) Citrix Certification
17 12 (0.50%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 204 (8.42%) SLA
2 93 (3.84%) GDPR
2 93 (3.84%) QA
3 52 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 51 (2.10%) PMO
5 41 (1.69%) Cyber Essentials
6 38 (1.57%) NIST
7 33 (1.36%) Data Quality
8 23 (0.95%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 21 (0.87%) Accessibility
10 16 (0.66%) GxP
11 15 (0.62%) PCI DSS
12 13 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 12 (0.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
14 9 (0.37%) ISO 26262
15 8 (0.33%) NEBOSH
16 5 (0.21%) COBIT
16 5 (0.21%) ISO 9001
16 5 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 15288
16 5 (0.21%) MISRA
System Software
1 237 (9.78%) Active Directory
2 120 (4.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (3.47%) Docker
4 52 (2.15%) Hyper-V
5 35 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
6 25 (1.03%) vSphere
7 23 (0.95%) XenApp
7 23 (0.95%) XenDesktop
8 20 (0.83%) Firmware
9 12 (0.50%) BitLocker
10 6 (0.25%) NFS
10 6 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.083%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 2 (0.083%) iptables
11 2 (0.083%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.041%) GlusterFS
12 1 (0.041%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.041%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.041%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.041%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 77 (3.18%) Kubernetes
2 76 (3.14%) Terraform
3 74 (3.05%) SCCM
4 45 (1.86%) Microsoft Intune
5 26 (1.07%) Ansible
6 19 (0.78%) Grafana
7 12 (0.50%) SCOM
8 10 (0.41%) Backup Exec
8 10 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 8 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
9 8 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
10 6 (0.25%) BMC PATROL
11 5 (0.21%) Prometheus
11 5 (0.21%) WSUS
12 4 (0.17%) Data Guard
12 4 (0.17%) HP ALM
12 4 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
12 4 (0.17%) Puppet
12 4 (0.17%) Stealthwatch
13 3 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 767 (31.65%) Microsoft
2 177 (7.30%) VMware
3 115 (4.75%) Oracle
4 95 (3.92%) SAP
5 92 (3.80%) Cisco
6 89 (3.67%) Google
7 86 (3.55%) Salesforce.com
8 80 (3.30%) Citrix
9 42 (1.73%) Adobe
10 31 (1.28%) IBM
11 30 (1.24%) HP
12 27 (1.11%) ServiceNow
13 26 (1.07%) Dell
14 25 (1.03%) Apple
15 23 (0.95%) Xamarin
16 22 (0.91%) EMC
17 21 (0.87%) SolarWinds
18 20 (0.83%) Atlassian
19 18 (0.74%) JD Edwards
20 16 (0.66%) Agilent