Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
England > Midlands
6 months to
23 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 4 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 2,293 1,177 2,921
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 23.80% 21.30% 24.47%
As % of the General category 44.81% 39.91% 44.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1,472 929 2,196
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,500 £23,125
25th Percentile £32,938 £31,250 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.14% -1.18%
75th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £56,250
90th Percentile £73,475 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +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 5,117 2,949 6,605
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 53.11% 53.38% 55.34%
Number of salaries quoted 3,550 2,383 4,821
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £46,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.15% +9.41% -
75th Percentile £58,750 £58,750 £57,500
90th Percentile £73,500 £70,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,138 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.28% +5.02% +5.00%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +2 1,531 £47,500 +5.56% 396
East Midlands 0 752 £42,000 -6.67% 234
Social Skills
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 674 (29.39%) Microsoft
2 636 (27.74%) Problem-Solving
3 610 (26.60%) Agile Software Development
4 437 (19.06%) Azure
5 384 (16.75%) SQL
6 351 (15.31%) Finance
7 317 (13.82%) Degree
8 310 (13.52%) Windows
9 293 (12.78%) Analytical Skills
10 262 (11.43%) Project Management
11 249 (10.86%) JavaScript
12 241 (10.51%) C#
12 241 (10.51%) Retail
13 221 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
13 221 (9.64%) Microsoft 365
14 218 (9.51%) DevOps
14 218 (9.51%) Self-Motivation
15 211 (9.20%) .NET
16 203 (8.85%) SLA
17 196 (8.55%) Scrum
18 192 (8.37%) SQL Server
19 186 (8.11%) AWS
20 181 (7.89%) Python
21 180 (7.85%) Microsoft Office
21 180 (7.85%) Active Directory
22 178 (7.76%) Analytics
23 175 (7.63%) HTML
24 171 (7.46%) ITIL
25 170 (7.41%) Linux
25 170 (7.41%) Service 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 86 (3.75%) SharePoint
2 51 (2.22%) MS Exchange
3 27 (1.18%) Confluence
4 23 (1.00%) CMS
5 17 (0.74%) IIS
6 15 (0.65%) WordPress
7 14 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
8 13 (0.57%) Apache Spark
8 13 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
8 13 (0.57%) WebLogic
9 12 (0.52%) nginx
10 11 (0.48%) SAS
11 9 (0.39%) Apache
12 7 (0.31%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.22%) Apache Solr
13 5 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
14 4 (0.17%) Skype for Business
14 4 (0.17%) Umbraco
15 3 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 3 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 180 (7.85%) Microsoft Office
2 140 (6.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 57 (2.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 43 (1.88%) Microsoft Project
5 16 (0.70%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.52%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.39%) AutoCAD
7 9 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 7 (0.31%) InDesign
10 5 (0.22%) Maya
10 5 (0.22%) Simulink
11 4 (0.17%) MadCap Flare
12 3 (0.13%) Adobe After Effects
12 3 (0.13%) Figma
12 3 (0.13%) Sketch
13 2 (0.087%) 3ds Max
13 2 (0.087%) Houdini
13 2 (0.087%) InVision
Business Applications
1 29 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (1.22%) NetSuite
3 17 (0.74%) Shopify
4 13 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
5 11 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
5 11 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
5 11 (0.48%) SAP HR
6 10 (0.44%) Visualfiles
7 8 (0.35%) SAP S/4HANA
8 7 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
8 7 (0.31%) Magento
9 6 (0.26%) SAP Business One
10 5 (0.22%) SAP FI
11 4 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
11 4 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
11 4 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
11 4 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
11 4 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
12 3 (0.13%) IntelliMatch
12 3 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 437 (19.06%) Azure
2 221 (9.64%) Microsoft 365
3 186 (8.11%) AWS
4 139 (6.06%) Power Platform
5 105 (4.58%) SaaS
6 89 (3.88%) Serverless
7 83 (3.62%) GitHub
8 77 (3.36%) Dynamics 365
9 40 (1.74%) GCP
10 39 (1.70%) PowerApps
11 35 (1.53%) Azure Active Directory
12 33 (1.44%) Azure Logic Apps
13 26 (1.13%) PaaS
13 26 (1.13%) Power Automate
14 22 (0.96%) AWS Lambda
15 21 (0.92%) Azure Data Factory
16 18 (0.78%) IaaS
17 17 (0.74%) Azure Service Bus
18 16 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
19 15 (0.65%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 116 (5.06%) Firewall
2 56 (2.44%) DNS
3 53 (2.31%) WAN
4 52 (2.27%) TCP/IP
5 51 (2.22%) LAN
6 45 (1.96%) VLAN
7 44 (1.92%) Broadband
8 43 (1.88%) VPN
9 35 (1.53%) DHCP
10 29 (1.26%) SAN
11 27 (1.18%) VoIP
11 27 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
12 26 (1.13%) Remote Desktop
13 23 (1.00%) Wireless
14 22 (0.96%) Internet
15 21 (0.92%) WLAN
16 15 (0.65%) HTTP
17 11 (0.48%) NAS
18 10 (0.44%) IPsec
18 10 (0.44%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (8.37%) SQL Server
2 111 (4.84%) Power BI
3 72 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
3 72 (3.14%) MySQL
4 57 (2.49%) Big Data
5 47 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 41 (1.79%) NoSQL
7 35 (1.53%) Relational Database
7 35 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 34 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
9 32 (1.40%) MongoDB
10 31 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
11 27 (1.18%) Hadoop
12 24 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 20 (0.87%) Apache Hive
13 20 (0.87%) Tableau
14 18 (0.78%) Oracle Database
15 16 (0.70%) RDBMS
16 15 (0.65%) Data Lake
17 14 (0.61%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 138 (6.02%) Git (software)
2 99 (4.32%) Jenkins
3 93 (4.06%) JIRA
4 32 (1.40%) GitLab
5 26 (1.13%) Subversion
6 23 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 18 (0.78%) Visual Studio
8 17 (0.74%) TeamCity
8 17 (0.74%) webpack
9 16 (0.70%) Selenium
10 15 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
11 14 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
12 13 (0.57%) Bitbucket
12 13 (0.57%) gulp
12 13 (0.57%) Octopus Deploy
13 10 (0.44%) Vagrant
14 9 (0.39%) Browser DevTools
15 8 (0.35%) Artifactory
15 8 (0.35%) Burp Suite
15 8 (0.35%) Hudson
General
1 351 (15.31%) Finance
2 293 (12.78%) Analytical Skills
3 241 (10.51%) Retail
4 167 (7.28%) Organisational Skills
5 126 (5.49%) Presentation Skills
6 106 (4.62%) Games
6 106 (4.62%) Telecoms
7 95 (4.14%) Public Sector
8 94 (4.10%) Influencing Skills
9 87 (3.79%) Marketing
10 74 (3.23%) Law
11 51 (2.22%) Legal
11 51 (2.22%) Manufacturing
12 41 (1.79%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 34 (1.48%) Digital Economy
14 33 (1.44%) Banking
14 33 (1.44%) Documentation Skills
15 26 (1.13%) Automotive
16 23 (1.00%) Local Government
17 19 (0.83%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 389 (16.96%) Developer
2 368 (16.05%) Analyst
3 133 (5.80%) Project Manager
4 100 (4.36%) Business Analyst
5 94 (4.10%) Software Engineer
6 89 (3.88%) Consultant
7 85 (3.71%) Architect
8 84 (3.66%) Support Analyst
9 83 (3.62%) IT Support
10 78 (3.40%) Support Engineer
11 77 (3.36%) IT Manager
12 57 (2.49%) Team Leader
13 56 (2.44%) Java Developer
13 56 (2.44%) Software Developer
14 55 (2.40%) DevOps Engineer
15 52 (2.27%) Senior Developer
16 47 (2.05%) IT Analyst
16 47 (2.05%) IT Engineer
17 43 (1.88%) Data Engineer
18 42 (1.83%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 211 (9.20%) .NET
2 175 (7.63%) HTML
3 147 (6.41%) CSS
4 98 (4.27%) AngularJS
5 93 (4.06%) REST
6 90 (3.92%) React
7 89 (3.88%) Middleware
8 83 (3.62%) Node.js
9 71 (3.10%) .NET Framework
10 64 (2.79%) .NET Core
11 63 (2.75%) jQuery
12 56 (2.44%) JSON
13 53 (2.31%) HTML5
14 52 (2.27%) Spring
15 50 (2.18%) GraphQL
16 49 (2.14%) ASP.NET
17 43 (1.88%) XML
18 39 (1.70%) Hibernate
18 39 (1.70%) Sass
19 37 (1.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 218 (9.51%) Self-Motivation
2 133 (5.80%) Management Information System
3 76 (3.31%) Driving Licence
4 74 (3.23%) Algorithms
5 72 (3.14%) User Experience
6 71 (3.10%) Data Structures
7 50 (2.18%) Data Centre
8 30 (1.31%) CCTV
9 29 (1.26%) Data Protection Act
10 27 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
10 27 (1.18%) Public Cloud
10 27 (1.18%) Security Operations Centre
11 24 (1.05%) Mobile App
12 20 (0.87%) AS400
12 20 (0.87%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 19 (0.83%) Animation
13 19 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 18 (0.78%) Graphic Design
15 17 (0.74%) Housing Association
15 17 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 310 (13.52%) Windows
2 170 (7.41%) Linux
3 118 (5.15%) Windows Server
4 62 (2.70%) Windows 10
5 29 (1.26%) Unix
6 25 (1.09%) Android
7 24 (1.05%) Apple iOS
8 21 (0.92%) Embedded Linux
8 21 (0.92%) Windows 7
9 17 (0.74%) Windows Server 2019
10 16 (0.70%) Windows Server 2016
11 13 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (0.52%) Ubuntu
13 10 (0.44%) CentOS
13 10 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (0.44%) Windows 8
14 8 (0.35%) Kali Linux
14 8 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
15 6 (0.26%) Solaris
15 6 (0.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 636 (27.74%) Problem-Solving
2 610 (26.60%) Agile Software Development
3 262 (11.43%) Project Management
4 221 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 218 (9.51%) DevOps
6 196 (8.55%) Scrum
7 178 (7.76%) Analytics
8 171 (7.46%) ITIL
9 170 (7.41%) Service Delivery
10 168 (7.33%) Business Intelligence
11 166 (7.24%) Line Management
12 164 (7.15%) Software Engineering
13 160 (6.98%) Continuous Improvement
14 156 (6.80%) Computer Science
15 154 (6.72%) Decision-Making
16 141 (6.15%) Time Management
17 134 (5.84%) Coaching
18 132 (5.76%) Mentoring
18 132 (5.76%) TDD
19 131 (5.71%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 384 (16.75%) SQL
2 249 (10.86%) JavaScript
3 241 (10.51%) C#
4 181 (7.89%) Python
5 153 (6.67%) Java
6 136 (5.93%) C
7 106 (4.62%) C++
8 103 (4.49%) PowerShell
9 80 (3.49%) PHP
10 55 (2.40%) T-SQL
11 50 (2.18%) Bash Shell
12 45 (1.96%) TypeScript
13 39 (1.70%) Ruby
14 37 (1.61%) Java 8
15 33 (1.44%) R
16 27 (1.18%) PL/SQL
17 21 (0.92%) Embedded C
17 21 (0.92%) Embedded C++
18 19 (0.83%) VB.NET
19 17 (0.74%) Go
Qualifications
1 317 (13.82%) Degree
2 158 (6.89%) Security Cleared
3 117 (5.10%) SC Cleared
4 79 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
5 48 (2.09%) Microsoft Certification
6 41 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
7 36 (1.57%) CCNP
8 31 (1.35%) CCNA
9 28 (1.22%) Citrix Certification
10 24 (1.05%) MCITP
11 21 (0.92%) Master's Degree
12 18 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 16 (0.70%) CISSP
14 15 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
15 13 (0.57%) DBS Check
15 13 (0.57%) HNC
15 13 (0.57%) ISTQB
15 13 (0.57%) MCSA
16 12 (0.52%) MCSE
16 12 (0.52%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 203 (8.85%) SLA
2 86 (3.75%) GDPR
3 83 (3.62%) QA
4 38 (1.66%) PMO
5 33 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 32 (1.40%) Data Quality
7 26 (1.13%) Accessibility
8 20 (0.87%) PCI DSS
9 18 (0.78%) NIST
10 17 (0.74%) GRC
11 16 (0.70%) BS25999
11 16 (0.70%) ISO 9001
12 15 (0.65%) COBIT
13 14 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 11 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
15 10 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 5 (0.22%) COSHH
16 5 (0.22%) MISRA
16 5 (0.22%) NCSC
17 4 (0.17%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 180 (7.85%) Active Directory
2 124 (5.41%) Docker
3 95 (4.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 80 (3.49%) Hyper-V
5 40 (1.74%) XenDesktop
6 39 (1.70%) XenApp
7 36 (1.57%) Firmware
8 25 (1.09%) vSphere
9 18 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
10 14 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (0.35%) BitLocker
11 8 (0.35%) Terminal Server
12 7 (0.31%) NFS
13 3 (0.13%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
14 2 (0.087%) Oracle RAC
15 1 (0.044%) Apache Flume
15 1 (0.044%) HDFS
15 1 (0.044%) iptables
15 1 (0.044%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 113 (4.93%) Terraform
2 73 (3.18%) Kubernetes
3 52 (2.27%) Ansible
4 39 (1.70%) Microsoft Intune
5 38 (1.66%) SCCM
6 30 (1.31%) Puppet
7 28 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
8 12 (0.52%) Grafana
9 11 (0.48%) Consul
9 11 (0.48%) Docker Swarm
9 11 (0.48%) Graphite
9 11 (0.48%) Packer
9 11 (0.48%) Prometheus
10 10 (0.44%) vCenter Server
11 8 (0.35%) Nessus
11 8 (0.35%) Nmap
11 8 (0.35%) Rancher
12 7 (0.31%) Backup Exec
12 7 (0.31%) Nagios
12 7 (0.31%) SCOM
Vendors
1 674 (29.39%) Microsoft
2 131 (5.71%) VMware
3 101 (4.40%) Oracle
4 82 (3.58%) Cisco
5 80 (3.49%) SAP
6 68 (2.97%) Citrix
7 63 (2.75%) Google
8 49 (2.14%) EMC
9 47 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
10 35 (1.53%) JD Edwards
11 32 (1.40%) HP
12 27 (1.18%) Adobe
13 23 (1.00%) Veeam
14 17 (0.74%) Facebook
14 17 (0.74%) ServiceNow
15 16 (0.70%) Atlassian
15 16 (0.70%) Dell
16 15 (0.65%) Databricks
16 15 (0.65%) IBM
16 15 (0.65%) Juniper