Period
to 17 May 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 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
England > Midlands
6 months to
17 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 5 4 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 0
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 1,636 1,664 3,043
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 20.21% 21.97% 25.59%
As % of the General category 39.65% 41.76% 44.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1,205 1,352 2,206
10th Percentile £23,000 £23,750 £23,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £41,417
Median % change year-on-year - +8.65% -2.55%
75th Percentile £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £71,700 £71,225 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%

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 4,126 3,985 6,839
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 50.96% 52.61% 57.52%
Number of salaries quoted 3,076 3,209 4,829
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
25th Percentile £33,751 £33,750 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £46,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -2.17% +8.24% -
75th Percentile £58,750 £60,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +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 17 May 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 May 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 -3 1,100 £45,000 -3.23% 245
East Midlands -2 528 £42,500 -5.56% 161
Social Skills
England

For the 6 months to 17 May 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.

1 487 (29.77%) Microsoft
2 430 (26.28%) Problem-Solving
3 409 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 340 (20.78%) Azure
5 321 (19.62%) SQL
6 286 (17.48%) Windows
7 243 (14.85%) Finance
8 214 (13.08%) Analytical Skills
9 198 (12.10%) Microsoft 365
10 197 (12.04%) Degree
11 195 (11.92%) JavaScript
12 184 (11.25%) C#
13 177 (10.82%) Stakeholder Management
14 164 (10.02%) Project Management
15 160 (9.78%) DevOps
16 159 (9.72%) .NET
17 150 (9.17%) ITIL
18 149 (9.11%) Linux
18 149 (9.11%) Python
19 148 (9.05%) Active Directory
20 143 (8.74%) SQL Server
21 142 (8.68%) VMware
22 137 (8.37%) Business Intelligence
23 136 (8.31%) HTML
23 136 (8.31%) AWS
24 133 (8.13%) CSS
25 131 (8.01%) Microsoft Office
26 129 (7.89%) Change Management
27 126 (7.70%) Scrum
28 122 (7.46%) SLA

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 72 (4.40%) SharePoint
2 38 (2.32%) MS Exchange
3 17 (1.04%) CMS
4 16 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
5 15 (0.92%) Confluence
6 11 (0.67%) IIS
7 8 (0.49%) SAS
8 6 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (0.31%) nginx
9 5 (0.31%) WordPress
10 3 (0.18%) Apache
10 3 (0.18%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.18%) Sitefinity
10 3 (0.18%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.18%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.18%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.12%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.12%) Gunicorn
11 2 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 131 (8.01%) Microsoft Office
2 92 (5.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (1.34%) Microsoft Project
5 16 (0.98%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.67%) Adobe Illustrator
7 9 (0.55%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.37%) AutoCAD
10 5 (0.31%) Simulink
11 4 (0.24%) Maya
12 3 (0.18%) Sketch
13 2 (0.12%) 3ds Max
13 2 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
13 2 (0.12%) Chatbot
13 2 (0.12%) Figma
13 2 (0.12%) Houdini
13 2 (0.12%) InDesign
13 2 (0.12%) InVision
13 2 (0.12%) MadCap Flare
Business Applications
1 32 (1.96%) NetSuite
2 21 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.61%) Shopify
5 8 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
5 8 (0.49%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 7 (0.43%) Magento
6 7 (0.43%) SAP HR
7 6 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
8 5 (0.31%) Oracle Assets
8 5 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
8 5 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
8 5 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
8 5 (0.31%) SAP Business One
9 4 (0.24%) Oracle 11i
9 4 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
10 3 (0.18%) Eikon
10 3 (0.18%) iTrent
10 3 (0.18%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 340 (20.78%) Azure
2 198 (12.10%) Microsoft 365
3 136 (8.31%) AWS
4 118 (7.21%) Power Platform
5 79 (4.83%) SaaS
6 52 (3.18%) Dynamics 365
7 40 (2.44%) Azure Active Directory
8 39 (2.38%) Serverless
9 38 (2.32%) GitHub
10 29 (1.77%) GCP
11 26 (1.59%) PowerApps
12 25 (1.53%) Azure Logic Apps
13 19 (1.16%) Azure Key Vault
13 19 (1.16%) Power Automate
14 18 (1.10%) PaaS
15 16 (0.98%) Azure Service Bus
15 16 (0.98%) IaaS
16 14 (0.86%) AWS Lambda
16 14 (0.86%) OpenShift
17 13 (0.79%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 90 (5.50%) Firewall
2 48 (2.93%) TCP/IP
3 45 (2.75%) WAN
4 44 (2.69%) LAN
5 40 (2.44%) VPN
6 35 (2.14%) DNS
7 26 (1.59%) VLAN
8 25 (1.53%) Broadband
9 24 (1.47%) DHCP
9 24 (1.47%) VoIP
9 24 (1.47%) Wireless
10 19 (1.16%) SAN
10 19 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
11 18 (1.10%) Remote Desktop
11 18 (1.10%) WLAN
12 15 (0.92%) iSCSI
13 12 (0.73%) Internet
14 11 (0.67%) Network Security
15 8 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
16 7 (0.43%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (8.74%) SQL Server
2 100 (6.11%) Power BI
3 51 (3.12%) Data Warehouse
4 49 (3.00%) MySQL
5 32 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 24 (1.47%) MongoDB
6 24 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 23 (1.41%) NoSQL
8 21 (1.28%) Relational Database
8 21 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 20 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
10 17 (1.04%) Tableau
11 15 (0.92%) Big Data
12 11 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
13 9 (0.55%) SQLite
14 8 (0.49%) Azure SQL Database
15 7 (0.43%) MS Access
16 6 (0.37%) InfluxDB
16 6 (0.37%) RDBMS
16 6 (0.37%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 115 (7.03%) Git (software)
2 68 (4.16%) JIRA
3 59 (3.61%) Jenkins
4 26 (1.59%) TeamCity
5 21 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 19 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
7 17 (1.04%) GitLab
7 17 (1.04%) Visual Studio Team System
8 16 (0.98%) Visual Studio
9 13 (0.79%) Subversion
10 11 (0.67%) Artifactory
10 11 (0.67%) Selenium
11 8 (0.49%) Hudson
11 8 (0.49%) Vagrant
12 7 (0.43%) Bitbucket
12 7 (0.43%) gulp
12 7 (0.43%) Maven
12 7 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (0.37%) JMeter
13 6 (0.37%) webpack
General
1 243 (14.85%) Finance
2 214 (13.08%) Analytical Skills
3 111 (6.78%) Presentation Skills
4 92 (5.62%) Retail
5 90 (5.50%) Organisational Skills
6 80 (4.89%) Public Sector
7 65 (3.97%) Influencing Skills
8 62 (3.79%) Law
9 58 (3.55%) Games
9 58 (3.55%) Telecoms
10 55 (3.36%) Marketing
11 31 (1.89%) Digital Economy
11 31 (1.89%) Legal
12 30 (1.83%) Manufacturing
13 28 (1.71%) Documentation Skills
14 27 (1.65%) Aerospace
15 26 (1.59%) Automotive
16 20 (1.22%) Banking
16 20 (1.22%) Publishing
17 14 (0.86%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 302 (18.46%) Analyst
2 279 (17.05%) Developer
3 98 (5.99%) Project Manager
4 79 (4.83%) Architect
5 76 (4.65%) Support Analyst
6 75 (4.58%) Business Analyst
7 68 (4.16%) Software Engineer
8 65 (3.97%) Consultant
9 64 (3.91%) Support Engineer
10 56 (3.42%) Software Developer
11 55 (3.36%) DevOps Engineer
11 55 (3.36%) IT Support
12 51 (3.12%) IT Manager
13 42 (2.57%) Data Analyst
14 39 (2.38%) Linux Engineer
14 39 (2.38%) Senior Developer
15 38 (2.32%) IT Engineer
15 38 (2.32%) Junior
16 36 (2.20%) 2nd Line Support
16 36 (2.20%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (9.72%) .NET
2 136 (8.31%) HTML
3 133 (8.13%) CSS
4 87 (5.32%) AngularJS
5 69 (4.22%) Node.js
6 66 (4.03%) jQuery
7 62 (3.79%) .NET Framework
8 53 (3.24%) React
9 49 (3.00%) .NET Core
10 47 (2.87%) REST
11 45 (2.75%) Entity Framework
12 41 (2.51%) ASP.NET
13 34 (2.08%) HTML5
13 34 (2.08%) Sass
14 33 (2.02%) Web Services
15 32 (1.96%) CSS3
16 31 (1.89%) JSON
17 27 (1.65%) RESTful
18 26 (1.59%) XML
19 21 (1.28%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 118 (7.21%) Self-Motivation
2 117 (7.15%) Management Information System
3 64 (3.91%) User Experience
4 35 (2.14%) Data Centre
5 34 (2.08%) Driving Licence
6 28 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
7 25 (1.53%) Data Structures
8 20 (1.22%) Mobile App
9 17 (1.04%) Graphic Design
9 17 (1.04%) Public Cloud
10 15 (0.92%) AS400
10 15 (0.92%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 13 (0.79%) Enterprise Storage
12 12 (0.73%) Algorithms
12 12 (0.73%) Client/Server
12 12 (0.73%) e-Learning
13 10 (0.61%) Life Science
14 9 (0.55%) CCTV
14 9 (0.55%) Cloud Native
14 9 (0.55%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 286 (17.48%) Windows
2 149 (9.11%) Linux
3 110 (6.72%) Windows Server
4 54 (3.30%) Windows 10
5 26 (1.59%) Apple iOS
6 24 (1.47%) Unix
7 23 (1.41%) Android
7 23 (1.41%) Windows Server 2016
8 18 (1.10%) Windows 7
8 18 (1.10%) Windows Server 2019
9 16 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (0.61%) Embedded Linux
10 10 (0.61%) Ubuntu
11 9 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (0.55%) Windows XP
12 8 (0.49%) CentOS
12 8 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (0.37%) Mac OS
13 6 (0.37%) Windows Vista
14 5 (0.31%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 430 (26.28%) Problem-Solving
2 409 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 177 (10.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 164 (10.02%) Project Management
5 160 (9.78%) DevOps
6 150 (9.17%) ITIL
7 137 (8.37%) Business Intelligence
8 129 (7.89%) Change Management
9 126 (7.70%) Scrum
10 120 (7.33%) Continuous Improvement
10 120 (7.33%) SDLC
11 113 (6.91%) Analytics
12 112 (6.85%) Software Engineering
13 99 (6.05%) ERP
14 98 (5.99%) Mentoring
15 91 (5.56%) Computer Science
16 90 (5.50%) Project Delivery
17 89 (5.44%) Decision-Making
18 83 (5.07%) Coaching
19 79 (4.83%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 321 (19.62%) SQL
2 195 (11.92%) JavaScript
3 184 (11.25%) C#
4 149 (9.11%) Python
5 94 (5.75%) Java
6 80 (4.89%) PowerShell
7 73 (4.46%) C
8 60 (3.67%) C++
8 60 (3.67%) PHP
9 49 (3.00%) T-SQL
10 38 (2.32%) Bash Shell
10 38 (2.32%) TypeScript
11 28 (1.71%) Ruby
12 20 (1.22%) VB.NET
13 19 (1.16%) Go
14 18 (1.10%) R
15 17 (1.04%) Perl
16 14 (0.86%) Apex Code
16 14 (0.86%) PL/SQL
17 13 (0.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 197 (12.04%) Degree
2 97 (5.93%) Security Cleared
3 53 (3.24%) SC Cleared
4 34 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
5 33 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (1.04%) Citrix Certification
7 16 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (0.92%) DBS Check
8 15 (0.92%) ISTQB
9 14 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
9 14 (0.86%) MCITP
10 13 (0.79%) CCNP
11 12 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
11 12 (0.73%) CISSP
12 11 (0.67%) ISEB
13 10 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 9 (0.55%) CISM
15 8 (0.49%) MCSE
15 8 (0.49%) Oracle Certification
15 8 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (7.46%) SLA
2 76 (4.65%) QA
3 73 (4.46%) GDPR
4 34 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 29 (1.77%) PMO
6 22 (1.34%) NIST
7 21 (1.28%) Data Quality
8 17 (1.04%) GRC
9 16 (0.98%) BS25999
9 16 (0.98%) ISO 9001
10 13 (0.79%) COBIT
10 13 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 10 (0.61%) PCI DSS
12 8 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials
12 8 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 6 (0.37%) NCSC
14 5 (0.31%) MISRA
15 4 (0.24%) CDISC
15 4 (0.24%) Good Clinical Practice
15 4 (0.24%) SOC 2
System Software
1 148 (9.05%) Active Directory
2 101 (6.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (4.22%) Docker
3 69 (4.22%) Hyper-V
4 39 (2.38%) XenApp
4 39 (2.38%) XenDesktop
5 28 (1.71%) Firmware
6 23 (1.41%) vSphere
7 20 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
8 18 (1.10%) BitLocker
9 14 (0.86%) NFS
10 7 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
11 6 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.12%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.061%) HDFS
13 1 (0.061%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.061%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.061%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 67 (4.10%) Terraform
2 48 (2.93%) Ansible
3 41 (2.51%) Kubernetes
4 36 (2.20%) SCCM
5 31 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
6 30 (1.83%) Puppet
7 25 (1.53%) Microsoft Intune
8 13 (0.79%) Backup Exec
9 11 (0.67%) Packer
9 11 (0.67%) Rancher
10 10 (0.61%) Consul
10 10 (0.61%) Docker Swarm
10 10 (0.61%) Grafana
10 10 (0.61%) Graphite
10 10 (0.61%) Prometheus
11 8 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
12 6 (0.37%) Nagios
12 6 (0.37%) Opsview
12 6 (0.37%) Salt
12 6 (0.37%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 487 (29.77%) Microsoft
2 142 (8.68%) VMware
3 68 (4.16%) Oracle
4 56 (3.42%) Citrix
5 53 (3.24%) Salesforce.com
6 50 (3.06%) Cisco
7 48 (2.93%) SAP
8 44 (2.69%) Google
9 25 (1.53%) JD Edwards
10 23 (1.41%) Veeam
11 21 (1.28%) EMC
12 20 (1.22%) Adobe
13 19 (1.16%) HP
14 18 (1.10%) Apple
14 18 (1.10%) IBM
15 15 (0.92%) Facebook
15 15 (0.92%) ServiceNow
15 15 (0.92%) YouTube
16 13 (0.79%) Sophos
17 12 (0.73%) Dell