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

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
England > North East
6 months to
17 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 7 4 7
Rank change year-on-year -3 +3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 204 226 245
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 17.96% 19.50% 18.77%
As % of the General category 42.59% 38.70% 40.43%
Number of salaries quoted 148 136 159
10th Percentile £21,850 £22,063 £20,700
25th Percentile £28,625 £27,500 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £38,000 £37,500 £39,164
Median % change year-on-year +1.33% -4.25% +2.12%
75th Percentile £45,000 £52,500 £51,250
90th Percentile £59,675 £61,843 £63,750
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 North East with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
North East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 479 584 606
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 42.17% 50.39% 46.44%
Number of salaries quoted 373 370 456
10th Percentile £25,500 £23,675 £25,750
25th Percentile £31,250 £31,411 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £41,750 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -1.76% +6.25% -
75th Percentile £56,500 £53,250 £52,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £63,750
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 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 17 May 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 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
Tyne and Wear -6 136 £38,750 +1.31% 47
Durham +4 51 £35,000 -9.68% 29
Northumberland -5 2 - - 8
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 North East region with a requirement for Social Skills.

1 58 (28.43%) Microsoft
2 50 (24.51%) Windows
3 41 (20.10%) Problem-Solving
4 39 (19.12%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (17.65%) Active Directory
6 34 (16.67%) Degree
7 31 (15.20%) Microsoft 365
8 27 (13.24%) CSS
9 26 (12.75%) HTML
9 26 (12.75%) SQL
9 26 (12.75%) Azure
10 25 (12.25%) DevOps
10 25 (12.25%) Windows Server
11 24 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
11 24 (11.76%) Finance
11 24 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
12 22 (10.78%) JavaScript
13 21 (10.29%) SQL Server
14 20 (9.80%) AWS
14 20 (9.80%) Public Sector
15 19 (9.31%) jQuery
15 19 (9.31%) Analytical Skills
16 18 (8.82%) Driving Licence
17 17 (8.33%) Linux
17 17 (8.33%) Service Delivery
17 17 (8.33%) Organisational Skills
18 16 (7.84%) ITIL
18 16 (7.84%) Data Management
18 16 (7.84%) User Experience
18 16 (7.84%) QA

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 7 (3.43%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (1.47%) IIS
2 3 (1.47%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.47%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.98%) WordPress
4 1 (0.49%) CMS
Applications
1 24 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.94%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 6 (2.94%) Adobe Illustrator
2 6 (2.94%) InDesign
2 6 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.94%) Photoshop
2 6 (2.94%) Sketch
3 5 (2.45%) Adobe After Effects
3 5 (2.45%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 2 (0.98%) Remedy AR System
1 2 (0.98%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.98%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.49%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 31 (15.20%) Microsoft 365
2 26 (12.75%) Azure
3 20 (9.80%) AWS
4 8 (3.92%) IaaS
5 7 (3.43%) GCP
6 5 (2.45%) GitHub
6 5 (2.45%) PaaS
7 3 (1.47%) Azure Data Factory
7 3 (1.47%) SaaS
8 2 (0.98%) Azure Sentinel
8 2 (0.98%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.98%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.98%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.49%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.49%) Power Automate
9 1 (0.49%) PowerApps
9 1 (0.49%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.86%) DNS
2 13 (6.37%) DHCP
3 9 (4.41%) Internet
3 9 (4.41%) VLAN
3 9 (4.41%) VoIP
4 8 (3.92%) ISDN
4 8 (3.92%) Wireless
5 6 (2.94%) BGP
5 6 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (2.94%) Firewall
5 6 (2.94%) OSPF
6 4 (1.96%) LAN
6 4 (1.96%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.96%) WAN
7 3 (1.47%) SAN
8 2 (0.98%) Broadband
8 2 (0.98%) PSTN
9 1 (0.49%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.49%) RIP
9 1 (0.49%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.29%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.43%) Data Mining
3 6 (2.94%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (2.94%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.47%) DTS
6 3 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.49%) MySQL
7 1 (0.49%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.49%) OLAP
7 1 (0.49%) Power BI
7 1 (0.49%) Qlik Sense
7 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (3.43%) JIRA
2 6 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (2.94%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (1.47%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.47%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.98%) Cypress.io
4 2 (0.98%) Selenium
5 1 (0.49%) Jenkins
General
1 24 (11.76%) Finance
2 20 (9.80%) Public Sector
3 19 (9.31%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (8.33%) Organisational Skills
5 13 (6.37%) Influencing Skills
6 12 (5.88%) Marketing
6 12 (5.88%) Telecoms
7 10 (4.90%) Legal
8 8 (3.92%) Automotive
9 5 (2.45%) Manufacturing
9 5 (2.45%) Retail
10 4 (1.96%) Banking
10 4 (1.96%) Electronics
10 4 (1.96%) Presentation Skills
11 3 (1.47%) Documentation Skills
11 3 (1.47%) Games
11 3 (1.47%) Local Government
12 2 (0.98%) Law
12 2 (0.98%) Police
12 2 (0.98%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 27 (13.24%) Developer
2 26 (12.75%) Analyst
3 13 (6.37%) Support Engineer
4 12 (5.88%) Cloud Engineer
5 9 (4.41%) Business Analyst
6 8 (3.92%) Administrator
6 8 (3.92%) Architect
6 8 (3.92%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (3.92%) Field Support Technician
6 8 (3.92%) IT Support
6 8 (3.92%) Support Analyst
6 8 (3.92%) Support Technician
7 7 (3.43%) Designer
7 7 (3.43%) IT Technician
7 7 (3.43%) Junior
7 7 (3.43%) Software Developer
8 6 (2.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (2.94%) Lead Developer
8 6 (2.94%) Network Engineer
8 6 (2.94%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (13.24%) CSS
2 26 (12.75%) HTML
3 19 (9.31%) jQuery
4 15 (7.35%) .NET
5 12 (5.88%) Web Services
6 10 (4.90%) REST
7 7 (3.43%) XML
8 6 (2.94%) AngularJS
8 6 (2.94%) Node.js
9 5 (2.45%) ASP.NET
9 5 (2.45%) Spring
10 4 (1.96%) HTML5
10 4 (1.96%) JSON
10 4 (1.96%) RESTful
10 4 (1.96%) SOAP
11 3 (1.47%) Angular 2
11 3 (1.47%) EDI
11 3 (1.47%) Hibernate
11 3 (1.47%) JPA
11 3 (1.47%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.82%) Driving Licence
2 16 (7.84%) User Experience
3 10 (4.90%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.92%) CAN bus
4 8 (3.92%) Internet of Things
5 7 (3.43%) Reference Data
6 6 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.96%) Social Media
8 3 (1.47%) Blog
8 3 (1.47%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.98%) Cloud Native
9 2 (0.98%) Cybercrime
9 2 (0.98%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (0.98%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.98%) Fibre Optics
9 2 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.98%) IVR
9 2 (0.98%) NHS
10 1 (0.49%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 50 (24.51%) Windows
2 25 (12.25%) Windows Server
3 17 (8.33%) Linux
4 10 (4.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (4.41%) Windows 10
6 7 (3.43%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.96%) Windows Server 2019
8 3 (1.47%) Unix
8 3 (1.47%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.47%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.98%) Android
9 2 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.49%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (20.10%) Problem-Solving
2 39 (19.12%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (12.25%) DevOps
4 24 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (8.33%) Service Delivery
6 16 (7.84%) Data Management
6 16 (7.84%) ITIL
7 14 (6.86%) Project Management
8 12 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 12 (5.88%) ITSM
8 12 (5.88%) Mathematics
8 12 (5.88%) PRINCE2
9 11 (5.39%) Change Management
9 11 (5.39%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (5.39%) Line Management
9 11 (5.39%) Strategic Thinking
10 10 (4.90%) Information Security
10 10 (4.90%) Time Management
10 10 (4.90%) Web Development
11 9 (4.41%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 26 (12.75%) SQL
2 22 (10.78%) JavaScript
3 14 (6.86%) Java
4 10 (4.90%) C
5 9 (4.41%) PowerShell
6 6 (2.94%) C#
7 4 (1.96%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.96%) PHP
7 4 (1.96%) Python
8 3 (1.47%) Java 8
8 3 (1.47%) TypeScript
9 2 (0.98%) Groovy
10 1 (0.49%) ES6
10 1 (0.49%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (16.67%) Degree
2 12 (5.88%) HND
3 6 (2.94%) CCNP
3 6 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (0.98%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.49%) ISEB
5 1 (0.49%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.49%) MCT
5 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.49%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.84%) QA
2 12 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (3.43%) Data Quality
4 6 (2.94%) GDPR
4 6 (2.94%) SLA
5 2 (0.98%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.98%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 2 (0.98%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 36 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.45%) Docker
3 5 (2.45%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.96%) vSphere
5 3 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.49%) NFS
Systems Management
1 15 (7.35%) Terraform
2 6 (2.94%) SmoothWall
3 5 (2.45%) SCCM
4 2 (0.98%) Ansible
4 2 (0.98%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 58 (28.43%) Microsoft
2 15 (7.35%) Oracle
2 15 (7.35%) VMware
3 13 (6.37%) Cisco
4 8 (3.92%) Meraki
4 8 (3.92%) Mitel
5 6 (2.94%) Adobe
5 6 (2.94%) HP
5 6 (2.94%) ProCurve
5 6 (2.94%) Ruckus Wireless
6 5 (2.45%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.96%) Sophos
8 3 (1.47%) arcserve
8 3 (1.47%) Dell
8 3 (1.47%) Dell KACE
8 3 (1.47%) IBM
8 3 (1.47%) Pega
9 2 (0.98%) BMC
9 2 (0.98%) Citrix
9 2 (0.98%) Google