Period
to 23 July 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North East. 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 > North East
6 months to
23 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 7 4 5
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 247 169 235
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 20.90% 20.81% 18.67%
As % of the General category 47.50% 47.47% 39.56%
Number of salaries quoted 150 125 145
10th Percentile £19,925 £22,700 £20,500
25th Percentile £25,688 £31,411 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £36,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year -9.38% +6.67% -6.19%
75th Percentile £49,313 £52,500 £47,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £61,000
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 North East with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
North East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 520 356 594
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 43.99% 43.84% 47.18%
Number of salaries quoted 358 278 440
10th Percentile £23,675 £26,250 £25,000
25th Percentile £30,500 £31,433 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25% -
75th Percentile £54,688 £53,750 £52,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £62,500 £63,750
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 North East

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

Job vacancy trend for Social Skills in the North East

Social Skills
Salary Trend in the North East

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

Salary trend for Social Skills in the North East

Social Skills
Salary Histogram in the North East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Social Skills in the North East over the 6 months to 23 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Social Skills in the North East

Social Skills
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Social Skills within the North East 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
Tyne and Wear -5 162 £39,000 -2.50% 109
Durham +10 71 £32,500 -20.73% 36
Northumberland 0 3 - - 4
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 North East region with a requirement for Social Skills.

1 70 (28.34%) Microsoft
2 57 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
3 50 (20.24%) Windows
3 50 (20.24%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (18.62%) Analytical Skills
5 43 (17.41%) Degree
6 42 (17.00%) Microsoft Office
7 39 (15.79%) Microsoft 365
8 38 (15.38%) SQL
9 36 (14.57%) CSS
10 33 (13.36%) Finance
11 31 (12.55%) HTML
11 31 (12.55%) Active Directory
12 27 (10.93%) Driving Licence
13 25 (10.12%) AWS
14 24 (9.72%) SQL Server
14 24 (9.72%) Service Delivery
14 24 (9.72%) Stakeholder Management
15 23 (9.31%) Marketing
15 23 (9.31%) Windows Server
15 23 (9.31%) User Experience
16 22 (8.91%) Azure
16 22 (8.91%) JavaScript
16 22 (8.91%) Data Management
16 22 (8.91%) Organisational Skills
17 21 (8.50%) Influencing Skills
17 21 (8.50%) DevOps
18 20 (8.10%) Linux
19 18 (7.29%) .NET
19 18 (7.29%) Legal

Social Skills
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 6 (2.43%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.02%) Confluence
3 3 (1.21%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.21%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.81%) IIS
5 1 (0.40%) CMS
5 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.40%) Headless CMS
5 1 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 42 (17.00%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (4.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (4.45%) Sketch
4 6 (2.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 6 (2.43%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (2.43%) InDesign
4 6 (2.43%) Photoshop
5 5 (2.02%) Adobe After Effects
5 5 (2.02%) Adobe Premiere
5 5 (2.02%) InVision
5 5 (2.02%) Marvel
5 5 (2.02%) UserZoom
6 2 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.81%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.40%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 39 (15.79%) Microsoft 365
2 25 (10.12%) AWS
3 22 (8.91%) Azure
4 8 (3.24%) IaaS
4 8 (3.24%) PaaS
5 7 (2.83%) GCP
6 6 (2.43%) Power Platform
6 6 (2.43%) Serverless
7 5 (2.02%) GitHub
7 5 (2.02%) Miro
8 4 (1.62%) AWS CodePipeline
8 4 (1.62%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (1.62%) Google Docs
8 4 (1.62%) SaaS
9 3 (1.21%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (0.81%) AWS CodeCommit
10 2 (0.81%) AWS Step Functions
10 2 (0.81%) Azure Sentinel
10 2 (0.81%) Google Ads
10 2 (0.81%) Siteimprove
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.88%) Internet
2 9 (3.64%) Firewall
2 9 (3.64%) TCP/IP
3 7 (2.83%) DNS
4 5 (2.02%) LAN
4 5 (2.02%) VoIP
4 5 (2.02%) WAN
5 4 (1.62%) DHCP
5 4 (1.62%) SAN
6 2 (0.81%) Broadband
6 2 (0.81%) ISDN
6 2 (0.81%) PSTN
6 2 (0.81%) VLAN
6 2 (0.81%) VPN
6 2 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.40%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.40%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (9.72%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.43%) Azure SQL Database
2 6 (2.43%) Power BI
3 5 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.02%) Metadata
3 5 (2.02%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.62%) Data Mining
5 3 (1.21%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.81%) Amazon Athena
6 2 (0.81%) Amazon QuickSight
6 2 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.81%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (0.81%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.81%) DTS
6 2 (0.81%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.81%) OLAP
6 2 (0.81%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (0.81%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.81%) SAP Data Services
6 2 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (5.67%) JIRA
2 7 (2.83%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.02%) Axure RP
4 4 (1.62%) Moq
4 4 (1.62%) MSTest
4 4 (1.62%) NUnit
4 4 (1.62%) Rhino Mocks
4 4 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.62%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (1.21%) Selenium
6 2 (0.81%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.40%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.40%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.40%) JMeter
7 1 (0.40%) Postman
7 1 (0.40%) REST Assured
7 1 (0.40%) WebDriver
General
1 46 (18.62%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (13.36%) Finance
3 23 (9.31%) Marketing
4 22 (8.91%) Organisational Skills
5 21 (8.50%) Influencing Skills
6 18 (7.29%) Legal
6 18 (7.29%) Public Sector
7 16 (6.48%) Automotive
8 15 (6.07%) Banking
8 15 (6.07%) Retail
9 10 (4.05%) Games
10 6 (2.43%) Military
10 6 (2.43%) Telecoms
11 5 (2.02%) Manufacturing
11 5 (2.02%) Presentation Skills
12 3 (1.21%) Law
12 3 (1.21%) Local Government
13 2 (0.81%) Advertising
13 2 (0.81%) Electronics
13 2 (0.81%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 32 (12.96%) Developer
2 23 (9.31%) Analyst
3 18 (7.29%) Support Technician
4 17 (6.88%) Support Engineer
5 16 (6.48%) Field Support Technician
6 12 (4.86%) IT Support
7 11 (4.45%) Software Developer
8 10 (4.05%) Cloud Engineer
9 9 (3.64%) 1st Line Support
9 9 (3.64%) DevOps Engineer
9 9 (3.64%) IT Engineer
10 8 (3.24%) Administrator
10 8 (3.24%) Data Analyst
10 8 (3.24%) React Developer
11 7 (2.83%) Architect
11 7 (2.83%) Business Analyst
11 7 (2.83%) Designer
11 7 (2.83%) IT Technician
12 6 (2.43%) IT Analyst
12 6 (2.43%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (14.57%) CSS
2 31 (12.55%) HTML
3 18 (7.29%) .NET
3 18 (7.29%) REST
4 13 (5.26%) jQuery
4 13 (5.26%) Web Services
5 10 (4.05%) AngularJS
5 10 (4.05%) React
6 8 (3.24%) Apache Flex
6 8 (3.24%) MobX
6 8 (3.24%) Redux
7 6 (2.43%) Sass
7 6 (2.43%) SOAP
8 5 (2.02%) Angular 2
8 5 (2.02%) Middleware
8 5 (2.02%) Node.js
9 4 (1.62%) COM
9 4 (1.62%) JSON
9 4 (1.62%) XML
10 3 (1.21%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 27 (10.93%) Driving Licence
2 23 (9.31%) User Experience
3 18 (7.29%) Management Information System
4 16 (6.48%) CAN bus
4 16 (6.48%) Internet of Things
5 12 (4.86%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (3.24%) Analytical Mindset
7 5 (2.02%) Social Media
7 5 (2.02%) Video\Live Streaming
8 4 (1.62%) Blog
8 4 (1.62%) Digital Signage
8 4 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.62%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.81%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.81%) Cloud Native
9 2 (0.81%) Cybercrime
9 2 (0.81%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.81%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (0.81%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 50 (20.24%) Windows
2 23 (9.31%) Windows Server
3 20 (8.10%) Linux
4 9 (3.64%) Windows 10
5 7 (2.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (2.43%) Windows 7
7 5 (2.02%) Unix
8 3 (1.21%) Android
9 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.40%) Solaris
10 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
2 50 (20.24%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (9.72%) Service Delivery
3 24 (9.72%) Stakeholder Management
4 22 (8.91%) Data Management
5 21 (8.50%) DevOps
6 18 (7.29%) Clean Code
7 16 (6.48%) ITIL
7 16 (6.48%) Project Management
7 16 (6.48%) Time Management
8 14 (5.67%) Information Security
9 13 (5.26%) Computer Science
9 13 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
10 12 (4.86%) Test Automation
11 11 (4.45%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (4.45%) Coaching
11 11 (4.45%) Decision-Making
11 11 (4.45%) ITSM
11 11 (4.45%) Line Management
11 11 (4.45%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 38 (15.38%) SQL
2 22 (8.91%) JavaScript
3 17 (6.88%) Java
4 12 (4.86%) TypeScript
5 10 (4.05%) PHP
6 9 (3.64%) PowerShell
7 8 (3.24%) C#
8 7 (2.83%) C
9 5 (2.02%) Bash Shell
9 5 (2.02%) Java 8
9 5 (2.02%) Python
10 2 (0.81%) Groovy
10 2 (0.81%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.40%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.40%) Kotlin
11 1 (0.40%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.40%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (17.41%) Degree
2 8 (3.24%) HND
3 6 (2.43%) MCT
3 6 (2.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.21%) CISM
5 3 (1.21%) CISSP
5 3 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.81%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.40%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.40%) GIAC
7 1 (0.40%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.40%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (0.40%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.07%) QA
2 14 (5.67%) SLA
3 9 (3.64%) Data Quality
4 6 (2.43%) GDPR
4 6 (2.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 2 (0.81%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.40%) NIST
System Software
1 31 (12.55%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.62%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.62%) vSphere
4 3 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.40%) Docker
5 1 (0.40%) NFS
5 1 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (4.45%) Terraform
2 6 (2.43%) SCCM
3 2 (0.81%) Ansible
3 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.40%) Clonezilla
4 1 (0.40%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.40%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 70 (28.34%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.26%) VMware
3 11 (4.45%) Oracle
4 8 (3.24%) Google
5 7 (2.83%) Atlassian
5 7 (2.83%) Cisco
6 6 (2.43%) Adobe
6 6 (2.43%) IBM
7 5 (2.02%) Pega
8 4 (1.62%) Genesys
8 4 (1.62%) Remedy
8 4 (1.62%) Xamarin
9 3 (1.21%) Citrix
9 3 (1.21%) SAP
9 3 (1.21%) Sophos
10 2 (0.81%) arcserve
10 2 (0.81%) Dell
10 2 (0.81%) Dell KACE
10 2 (0.81%) HP
10 2 (0.81%) Informatica