Period
to 17 January 2022

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

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
England > North East
6 months to
17 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 5 7 6
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 255 142 198
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 19.60% 15.87% 15.66%
As % of the General category 41.60% 36.69% 34.32%
Number of salaries quoted 130 117 128
10th Percentile £23,200 £24,000 £19,750
25th Percentile £27,500 £33,500 £29,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £36,780 £41,500 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year -11.37% +10.67% -14.29%
75th Percentile £48,438 £54,250 £51,563
90th Percentile £60,125 £62,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%

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 613 387 577
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 47.12% 43.24% 45.65%
Number of salaries quoted 377 331 386
10th Percentile £25,350 £27,500 £24,375
25th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £31,313
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £44,000 £41,500
Median % change year-on-year -3.41% +6.02% -2.35%
75th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,750
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 17 January 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 17 January 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
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +1 168 £42,500 +2.41% 81
Durham +13 79 £35,000 -22.22% 28
Northumberland - 6 £36,000 - 6
Social Skills
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 61 (23.92%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 56 (21.96%) Problem-Solving
4 40 (15.69%) JavaScript
5 38 (14.90%) Java
6 36 (14.12%) Windows
7 35 (13.73%) AWS
7 35 (13.73%) Public Sector
8 33 (12.94%) Degree
9 31 (12.16%) Analytical Skills
9 31 (12.16%) Finance
10 30 (11.76%) ITIL
10 30 (11.76%) Active Directory
10 30 (11.76%) SDLC
11 29 (11.37%) Mentoring
12 28 (10.98%) Project Delivery
13 27 (10.59%) Windows Server
13 27 (10.59%) Retail
14 26 (10.20%) SLA
14 26 (10.20%) Test Automation
14 26 (10.20%) Self-Motivation
14 26 (10.20%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 25 (9.80%) Thought Leadership
15 25 (9.80%) Azure
15 25 (9.80%) Continuous Improvement
15 25 (9.80%) C#
15 25 (9.80%) SQL
16 23 (9.02%) HTML
17 22 (8.63%) Microsoft 365
17 22 (8.63%) Coaching

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 13 (5.10%) SAS
2 8 (3.14%) MS Exchange
2 8 (3.14%) Tomcat
3 5 (1.96%) Confluence
4 3 (1.18%) IIS
4 3 (1.18%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.78%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.39%) Apache
6 1 (0.39%) nginx
Applications
1 21 (8.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (5.10%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (3.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.78%) Line 500
2 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.39%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 35 (13.73%) AWS
2 25 (9.80%) Azure
3 22 (8.63%) Microsoft 365
4 6 (2.35%) SaaS
5 5 (1.96%) IBM Cloud
5 5 (1.96%) Power Platform
6 4 (1.57%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (1.57%) Google Analytics
7 3 (1.18%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.18%) Facebook Ads
7 3 (1.18%) GitHub
7 3 (1.18%) Google Ads
7 3 (1.18%) Google Tag Manager
7 3 (1.18%) PaaS
7 3 (1.18%) Serverless
7 3 (1.18%) Siteimprove
8 2 (0.78%) Amazon ECS
8 2 (0.78%) AWS CodePipeline
8 2 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.45%) Firewall
2 15 (5.88%) DNS
3 14 (5.49%) LAN
3 14 (5.49%) WAN
4 13 (5.10%) ATM
4 13 (5.10%) DHCP
5 11 (4.31%) TCP/IP
6 10 (3.92%) VoIP
6 10 (3.92%) VPN
7 6 (2.35%) VLAN
8 5 (1.96%) Fibre Channel
8 5 (1.96%) HTTP
8 5 (1.96%) IPv4
8 5 (1.96%) IPv6
8 5 (1.96%) Wireless
9 4 (1.57%) BGP
9 4 (1.57%) Internet
9 4 (1.57%) WLAN
10 3 (1.18%) SAN
10 3 (1.18%) Softphone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.06%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (5.49%) SQL Server
3 7 (2.75%) Oracle Database
4 6 (2.35%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.96%) MySQL
5 5 (1.96%) Power BI
6 3 (1.18%) Amazon Athena
6 3 (1.18%) Data Lake
6 3 (1.18%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.78%) Amazon Aurora
7 2 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.78%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.78%) Metadata
7 2 (0.78%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (0.78%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.78%) Redis
7 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.39%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 19 (7.45%) JIRA
2 17 (6.67%) Postman
2 17 (6.67%) Selenium
3 12 (4.71%) Bugzilla
3 12 (4.71%) Cucumber
3 12 (4.71%) JMeter
3 12 (4.71%) REST Assured
4 9 (3.53%) Maven
5 8 (3.14%) Git (software)
6 7 (2.75%) SoapUI
7 6 (2.35%) Jenkins
8 3 (1.18%) PHPUnit
9 2 (0.78%) CircleCI
9 2 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.39%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.39%) Codeception
10 1 (0.39%) Grunt
10 1 (0.39%) gulp
10 1 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.39%) Vagrant
General
1 35 (13.73%) Public Sector
2 31 (12.16%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (12.16%) Finance
3 27 (10.59%) Retail
4 26 (10.20%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 21 (8.24%) Banking
5 21 (8.24%) Influencing Skills
6 20 (7.84%) Law
7 16 (6.27%) Organisational Skills
8 12 (4.71%) Presentation Skills
9 11 (4.31%) Legal
9 11 (4.31%) Marketing
10 7 (2.75%) Manufacturing
11 6 (2.35%) Games
12 5 (1.96%) Telecoms
13 4 (1.57%) Advertising
14 3 (1.18%) Documentation Skills
14 3 (1.18%) Police
15 2 (0.78%) Automotive
16 1 (0.39%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 38 (14.90%) Developer
2 30 (11.76%) Analyst
3 19 (7.45%) Architect
4 18 (7.06%) Software Developer
5 17 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
6 16 (6.27%) Consultant
7 14 (5.49%) Salesforce Developer
8 13 (5.10%) Tester
9 10 (3.92%) IT Support
9 10 (3.92%) Team Leader
10 8 (3.14%) Automation Tester
11 7 (2.75%) Software Engineer
12 6 (2.35%) Administrator
12 6 (2.35%) IT Engineer
12 6 (2.35%) IT Manager
12 6 (2.35%) IT Technician
12 6 (2.35%) Java Developer
12 6 (2.35%) Network Engineer
12 6 (2.35%) Support Engineer
12 6 (2.35%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (9.02%) HTML
2 19 (7.45%) .NET
2 19 (7.45%) CSS
3 18 (7.06%) Web Services
4 13 (5.10%) AngularJS
4 13 (5.10%) Middleware
5 10 (3.92%) SOAP
6 9 (3.53%) JSON
6 9 (3.53%) RESTful
7 8 (3.14%) Angular 2
7 8 (3.14%) jQuery
8 7 (2.75%) Hibernate
8 7 (2.75%) JPA
8 7 (2.75%) Laravel
8 7 (2.75%) Spring
8 7 (2.75%) XML
9 6 (2.35%) Node.js
10 5 (1.96%) WireMock
11 4 (1.57%) HTML5
11 4 (1.57%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.20%) Self-Motivation
2 15 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 15 (5.88%) User Experience
3 13 (5.10%) SWIFT
4 8 (3.14%) EPoS
5 6 (2.35%) Algorithms
6 5 (1.96%) Social Media
7 4 (1.57%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.57%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.18%) Credit Risk
8 3 (1.18%) NHS
8 3 (1.18%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.78%) CMDB
9 2 (0.78%) FMCG
9 2 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.78%) iPhone
9 2 (0.78%) Photography
9 2 (0.78%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.78%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.78%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 36 (14.12%) Windows
2 27 (10.59%) Windows Server
3 5 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (1.96%) Windows Server 2016
4 4 (1.57%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.18%) Android
5 3 (1.18%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.18%) Linux
6 1 (0.39%) Debian
6 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.39%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (23.92%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (21.96%) Problem-Solving
3 30 (11.76%) ITIL
3 30 (11.76%) SDLC
4 29 (11.37%) Mentoring
5 28 (10.98%) Project Delivery
6 26 (10.20%) Test Automation
7 25 (9.80%) Continuous Improvement
7 25 (9.80%) Thought Leadership
8 22 (8.63%) Coaching
9 20 (7.84%) Process Improvement
9 20 (7.84%) Waterfall
10 19 (7.45%) Stakeholder Management
11 18 (7.06%) ETL
12 17 (6.67%) Business Case
12 17 (6.67%) Computer Science
12 17 (6.67%) Service Delivery
12 17 (6.67%) Service Management
13 16 (6.27%) Change Management
13 16 (6.27%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 40 (15.69%) JavaScript
2 38 (14.90%) Java
3 25 (9.80%) C#
3 25 (9.80%) SQL
4 19 (7.45%) PHP
5 15 (5.88%) C++
6 14 (5.49%) Python
6 14 (5.49%) Ruby
6 14 (5.49%) Scala
6 14 (5.49%) VB.NET
7 11 (4.31%) R
8 9 (3.53%) Apple Swift
8 9 (3.53%) Dart
8 9 (3.53%) Kotlin
8 9 (3.53%) MATLAB
8 9 (3.53%) Objective-C
8 9 (3.53%) Pascal
8 9 (3.53%) Perl
9 7 (2.75%) PowerShell
10 6 (2.35%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 33 (12.94%) Degree
2 15 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (3.53%) HND
5 8 (3.14%) CCNP
5 8 (3.14%) DBS Check
6 7 (2.75%) CCNA
6 7 (2.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (2.35%) MCSE
8 5 (1.96%) MCSA
9 4 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (1.57%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.78%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.78%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.78%) PhD
10 2 (0.78%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.78%) PMP
10 2 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.39%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (10.20%) SLA
2 15 (5.88%) QA
3 8 (3.14%) GDPR
4 5 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.18%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.78%) NIST
7 1 (0.39%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.39%) PMO
7 1 (0.39%) SOC 2
System Software
1 30 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 15 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (5.49%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.75%) vSphere
5 5 (1.96%) XenApp
6 4 (1.57%) Docker
7 2 (0.78%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.39%) Firmware
8 1 (0.39%) Varnish
8 1 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.39%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 12 (4.71%) HP ALM
2 6 (2.35%) WSUS
3 5 (1.96%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.18%) Ansible
5 2 (0.78%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.39%) SCCM
6 1 (0.39%) Terraform
Vendors
1 60 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 21 (8.24%) VMware
3 17 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
4 16 (6.27%) Cisco
5 15 (5.88%) Oracle
6 12 (4.71%) HP
7 7 (2.75%) Citrix
8 6 (2.35%) Google
8 6 (2.35%) Meraki
8 6 (2.35%) NEC
8 6 (2.35%) Northgate
9 5 (1.96%) BroadSoft
9 5 (1.96%) IBM
9 5 (1.96%) Veritas
10 4 (1.57%) Cadence
11 3 (1.18%) Facebook
11 3 (1.18%) Fortinet
11 3 (1.18%) SAP
12 2 (0.78%) Adobe
12 2 (0.78%) Apple