Period
to

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

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
England > North East
6 months to
2 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 4 7 4
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3 +3
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 327 223 182
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 19.59% 19.24% 19.91%
As % of the General category 44.73% 45.14% 42.82%
Number of salaries quoted 178 145 121
10th Percentile £23,600 £20,500 £22,500
25th Percentile £31,313 £26,250 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £39,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.97% -2.50% +6.67%
75th Percentile £52,408 £49,500 £52,500
90th Percentile £76,000 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

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 731 494 425
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 43.80% 42.62% 46.50%
Number of salaries quoted 434 349 298
10th Percentile £25,313 £24,231 £26,100
25th Percentile £35,750 £31,000 £31,411
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £41,695 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.93% -1.89% +6.25%
75th Percentile £59,688 £55,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £61,900 £60,000
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 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 2 July 2022.

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 2 July 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
Jobs
Tyne and Wear +7 218 £45,000 +12.50% 59
Durham 0 101 £37,616 +15.74% 26
Northumberland -5 5 £37,125 -
Social Skills
England

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 North East region with a requirement for Social Skills.

1 83 (25.38%) Problem-Solving
2 81 (24.77%) Degree
3 74 (22.63%) Agile
4 64 (19.57%) Microsoft
5 61 (18.65%) Azure
6 57 (17.43%) SQL
6 57 (17.43%) Software Engineering
7 55 (16.82%) Analytical Skills
8 52 (15.90%) HTML
9 50 (15.29%) CSS
10 48 (14.68%) Computer Science
11 45 (13.76%) AngularJS
11 45 (13.76%) .NET
12 44 (13.46%) JavaScript
13 40 (12.23%) Java
13 40 (12.23%) Self-Motivation
14 39 (11.93%) AWS
15 36 (11.01%) Continuous Improvement
16 35 (10.70%) Windows
16 35 (10.70%) MVC
17 34 (10.40%) Finance
17 34 (10.40%) Project Management
18 32 (9.79%) Stakeholder Management
18 32 (9.79%) Marketing
19 31 (9.48%) Manufacturing
19 31 (9.48%) Migration
20 30 (9.17%) ITIL
21 29 (8.87%) Microsoft 365
21 29 (8.87%) Presentation Skills
22 28 (8.56%) Scrum

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 18 (5.50%) SharePoint
2 16 (4.89%) Umbraco
3 9 (2.75%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.22%) Apache
4 4 (1.22%) nginx
5 3 (0.92%) Confluence
5 3 (0.92%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.61%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.31%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.31%) CMS
7 1 (0.31%) SAS
Applications
1 16 (4.89%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (4.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (4.28%) Microsoft Project
3 13 (3.98%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.22%) Magento
3 3 (0.92%) DELMIA
3 3 (0.92%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 61 (18.65%) Azure
2 39 (11.93%) AWS
3 29 (8.87%) Microsoft 365
4 12 (3.67%) GitHub
4 12 (3.67%) SaaS
5 7 (2.14%) Azure DevOps
6 6 (1.83%) GCP
6 6 (1.83%) Power Platform
7 5 (1.53%) AWS IoT
7 5 (1.53%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (1.53%) Azure Synapse Analytics
7 5 (1.53%) Serverless
8 4 (1.22%) BrowserStack
8 4 (1.22%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (1.22%) GitHub Actions
8 4 (1.22%) Yammer
9 3 (0.92%) Figma
9 3 (0.92%) Nutanix
9 3 (0.92%) Power Automate
10 1 (0.31%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 22 (6.73%) HTTP
2 21 (6.42%) SSL
3 10 (3.06%) Wireless
4 9 (2.75%) Firewall
4 9 (2.75%) LAN
4 9 (2.75%) WAN
5 8 (2.45%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (2.14%) DHCP
6 7 (2.14%) DNS
7 5 (1.53%) Bluetooth
7 5 (1.53%) ZigBee
8 4 (1.22%) VLAN
8 4 (1.22%) VPN
9 3 (0.92%) BGP
9 3 (0.92%) IPv4
9 3 (0.92%) IPv6
9 3 (0.92%) VoIP
9 3 (0.92%) WLAN
10 2 (0.61%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (0.61%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (7.34%) SQL Server
2 23 (7.03%) Relational Database
3 22 (6.73%) NoSQL
4 19 (5.81%) RDBMS
5 11 (3.36%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.92%) MySQL
6 3 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.61%) Power BI
8 1 (0.31%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.31%) Big Data
8 1 (0.31%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.31%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.31%) Metadata
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle Exadata
8 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 27 (8.26%) Git (software)
2 16 (4.89%) JIRA
3 8 (2.45%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.83%) GitLab
5 5 (1.53%) Zephyr
6 4 (1.22%) Bitbucket
6 4 (1.22%) Codeception
6 4 (1.22%) Grunt
6 4 (1.22%) gulp
6 4 (1.22%) PHPUnit
6 4 (1.22%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.61%) Selenium
8 1 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.31%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.31%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.31%) Gatling
8 1 (0.31%) JMeter
8 1 (0.31%) Postman
8 1 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 55 (16.82%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (10.40%) Finance
3 32 (9.79%) Marketing
4 31 (9.48%) Manufacturing
5 29 (8.87%) Presentation Skills
6 24 (7.34%) Public Sector
7 17 (5.20%) Retail
8 12 (3.67%) Organisational Skills
9 10 (3.06%) Social Housing
10 8 (2.45%) Legal
11 7 (2.14%) Automotive
11 7 (2.14%) Influencing Skills
12 6 (1.83%) Documentation Skills
12 6 (1.83%) Law
13 5 (1.53%) Electronics
14 4 (1.22%) Fire and Rescue
15 3 (0.92%) Police
16 2 (0.61%) Games
16 2 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
17 1 (0.31%) Banking
Job Titles
1 60 (18.35%) Analyst
2 56 (17.13%) Software Engineer
3 29 (8.87%) Graduate
4 27 (8.26%) Developer
5 22 (6.73%) Business Analyst
6 21 (6.42%) Project Manager
7 19 (5.81%) Development Engineer
7 19 (5.81%) Graduate Development Engineer
7 19 (5.81%) Graduate Software Engineer
7 19 (5.81%) Software Development Engineer
8 15 (4.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 13 (3.98%) Architect
9 13 (3.98%) IT Support
10 12 (3.67%) Senior Analyst
10 12 (3.67%) Solutions Architect
10 12 (3.67%) Support Engineer
11 10 (3.06%) Cloud Engineer
11 10 (3.06%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (3.06%) Senior Business Analyst
11 10 (3.06%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (15.90%) HTML
2 50 (15.29%) CSS
3 45 (13.76%) .NET
3 45 (13.76%) AngularJS
4 24 (7.34%) Node.js
5 22 (6.73%) Angular 2
6 21 (6.42%) ASP.NET
6 21 (6.42%) Ruby on Rails
7 16 (4.89%) Sass
8 14 (4.28%) jQuery
8 14 (4.28%) React
9 12 (3.67%) Semantic HTML
9 12 (3.67%) Web Services
10 11 (3.36%) JSON
10 11 (3.36%) XML
11 10 (3.06%) Spring
12 9 (2.75%) Hibernate
12 9 (2.75%) JPA
12 9 (2.75%) RESTful
13 6 (1.83%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 40 (12.23%) Self-Motivation
2 25 (7.65%) User Experience
3 19 (5.81%) Device Driver
4 16 (4.89%) Management Information System
5 15 (4.59%) IoT
6 9 (2.75%) Data Structures
6 9 (2.75%) Smart Meter
6 9 (2.75%) Social Media
7 6 (1.83%) Cloud Native
8 5 (1.53%) ARM Cortex
8 5 (1.53%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.53%) RISC-V
9 4 (1.22%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (1.22%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.92%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.61%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.61%) Blockchain
11 2 (0.61%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.61%) FMCG
11 2 (0.61%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 35 (10.70%) Windows
2 21 (6.42%) Linux
3 14 (4.28%) Windows Server
4 7 (2.14%) Android
4 7 (2.14%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.53%) Embedded Linux
5 5 (1.53%) FreeRTOS
6 3 (0.92%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.61%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.61%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.61%) Unix
7 2 (0.61%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.31%) AIX
8 1 (0.31%) CentOS
8 1 (0.31%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (25.38%) Problem-Solving
2 74 (22.63%) Agile
3 57 (17.43%) Software Engineering
4 48 (14.68%) Computer Science
5 36 (11.01%) Continuous Improvement
6 35 (10.70%) MVC
7 34 (10.40%) Project Management
8 32 (9.79%) Stakeholder Management
9 31 (9.48%) Migration
10 30 (9.17%) ITIL
11 28 (8.56%) Scrum
12 27 (8.26%) Project Delivery
12 27 (8.26%) Service Delivery
13 25 (7.65%) Regression Testing
14 24 (7.34%) Artificial Intelligence
15 23 (7.03%) Mathematics
15 23 (7.03%) Web Development
16 22 (6.73%) Collaborative Working
17 20 (6.12%) DevOps
17 20 (6.12%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 57 (17.43%) SQL
2 44 (13.46%) JavaScript
3 40 (12.23%) Java
4 27 (8.26%) C#
4 27 (8.26%) Go
5 21 (6.42%) Ruby
6 13 (3.98%) C++
7 10 (3.06%) Python
8 7 (2.14%) PHP
9 6 (1.83%) C
9 6 (1.83%) PowerShell
9 6 (1.83%) TypeScript
10 5 (1.53%) Apple Swift
10 5 (1.53%) Kotlin
10 5 (1.53%) Lua
11 4 (1.22%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.92%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.92%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.61%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.31%) XAML
Qualifications
1 81 (24.77%) Degree
2 22 (6.73%) Security Cleared
3 17 (5.20%) HND
4 12 (3.67%) DBS Check
5 9 (2.75%) CCNA
5 9 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.53%) CCNP
6 5 (1.53%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (1.53%) PMI Certification
6 5 (1.53%) PMP
7 2 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.61%) IIBA
7 2 (0.61%) ISEB
7 2 (0.61%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.31%) CAPM
8 1 (0.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.42%) QA
2 12 (3.67%) SLA
3 8 (2.45%) GDPR
4 5 (1.53%) PMO
5 4 (1.22%) NIST
6 2 (0.61%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (0.61%) Good Clinical Practice
System Software
1 26 (7.95%) Docker
2 22 (6.73%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.53%) Firmware
4 4 (1.22%) Varnish
4 4 (1.22%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.61%) vSphere
5 2 (0.61%) XenApp
6 1 (0.31%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (3.36%) Terraform
2 7 (2.14%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.92%) MOM
3 3 (0.92%) Packer
4 2 (0.61%) Autotask
4 2 (0.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (0.61%) SCCM
4 2 (0.61%) WSUS
5 1 (0.31%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 64 (19.57%) Microsoft
2 20 (6.12%) Oracle
3 17 (5.20%) Northgate
4 12 (3.67%) Sage
5 10 (3.06%) Cisco
5 10 (3.06%) NEC
6 8 (2.45%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (2.45%) ServiceNow
7 7 (2.14%) Google
7 7 (2.14%) VMware
8 4 (1.22%) Adobe
8 4 (1.22%) Citrix
8 4 (1.22%) CyberArk
8 4 (1.22%) FireEye
8 4 (1.22%) New Relic
8 4 (1.22%) Splunk
8 4 (1.22%) Tanium
9 3 (0.92%) Civica
9 3 (0.92%) Meraki
10 2 (0.61%) Ivanti