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

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
England > North East
6 months to
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 10 11
Rank change year-on-year +6 +1 -8
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 270 101 175
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 21.99% 14.92% 15.51%
As % of the General category 45.92% 38.11% 36.61%
Number of salaries quoted 139 92 124
10th Percentile £19,850 £26,750 £22,250
25th Percentile £25,000 £35,938 £31,438
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,060 £45,000 £39,599
Median % change year-on-year -17.65% +13.64% -1.00%
75th Percentile £49,125 £54,750 £52,500
90th Percentile £61,500 £64,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +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 588 265 478
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 47.88% 39.14% 42.38%
Number of salaries quoted 375 232 373
10th Percentile £24,062 £26,767 £27,000
25th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £41,697 £43,250 £41,697
Median % change year-on-year -3.59% +3.73% +4.24%
75th Percentile £55,000 £54,438 £55,594
90th Percentile £64,500 £65,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £53,638
% change year-on-year - +7.20% +3.15%

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 October 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 October 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 +1 179 £42,500 -5.56% 91
Durham +25 86 £29,500 -28.05% 41
Northumberland -2 2 - - 3
Social Skills
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 81 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 68 (25.19%) Problem-Solving
3 53 (19.63%) Agile Software Development
4 51 (18.89%) Analytical Skills
5 48 (17.78%) Windows
6 40 (14.81%) Active Directory
7 39 (14.44%) Microsoft 365
8 38 (14.07%) Degree
8 38 (14.07%) Finance
9 37 (13.70%) AWS
10 34 (12.59%) Microsoft Office
11 33 (12.22%) SQL
12 31 (11.48%) JavaScript
13 29 (10.74%) Windows Server
14 28 (10.37%) Java
15 27 (10.00%) Retail
16 26 (9.63%) C#
16 26 (9.63%) ITIL
16 26 (9.63%) Mentoring
17 25 (9.26%) Azure
17 25 (9.26%) .NET
17 25 (9.26%) Legal
17 25 (9.26%) Service Delivery
18 24 (8.89%) SLA
18 24 (8.89%) Marketing
19 23 (8.52%) User Experience
19 23 (8.52%) Management Information System
19 23 (8.52%) Banking
20 22 (8.15%) CSS
20 22 (8.15%) 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 9 (3.33%) Confluence
2 8 (2.96%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.48%) IIS
4 3 (1.11%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.37%) CMS
5 1 (0.37%) Headless CMS
Applications
1 34 (12.59%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (4.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (2.96%) Sketch
5 5 (1.85%) InVision
5 5 (1.85%) Marvel
5 5 (1.85%) UserZoom
6 3 (1.11%) Adobe After Effects
6 3 (1.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (1.11%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (1.11%) Adobe Premiere
6 3 (1.11%) InDesign
6 3 (1.11%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.74%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.37%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 39 (14.44%) Microsoft 365
2 37 (13.70%) AWS
3 25 (9.26%) Azure
4 11 (4.07%) Power Platform
5 8 (2.96%) PaaS
6 6 (2.22%) GCP
6 6 (2.22%) Serverless
7 5 (1.85%) IBM Cloud
7 5 (1.85%) Miro
7 5 (1.85%) SaaS
8 4 (1.48%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (1.48%) AWS CodePipeline
8 4 (1.48%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (1.48%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (1.48%) Facebook Ads
8 4 (1.48%) Google Ads
8 4 (1.48%) Google Analytics
8 4 (1.48%) Google Docs
8 4 (1.48%) Google Tag Manager
8 4 (1.48%) Siteimprove
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.93%) DNS
2 15 (5.56%) Firewall
2 15 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 12 (4.44%) DHCP
4 11 (4.07%) Internet
5 10 (3.70%) LAN
5 10 (3.70%) WAN
6 8 (2.96%) VoIP
7 7 (2.59%) VPN
8 5 (1.85%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (1.48%) HTTP
9 4 (1.48%) SAN
10 3 (1.11%) VLAN
11 2 (0.74%) Network Security
11 2 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.74%) Wireless
12 1 (0.37%) NAS
12 1 (0.37%) Remote Desktop
12 1 (0.37%) Reverse Proxy
12 1 (0.37%) Softphone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.78%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.07%) Power BI
3 6 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.85%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.48%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (1.11%) Amazon Athena
6 3 (1.11%) Amazon QuickSight
6 3 (1.11%) Amazon Redshift
6 3 (1.11%) Data Lake
6 3 (1.11%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (1.11%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.11%) SAP Data Services
7 2 (0.74%) Metadata
7 2 (0.74%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.74%) OLAP
7 2 (0.74%) Tableau
8 1 (0.37%) Qlik Sense
8 1 (0.37%) QlikView
8 1 (0.37%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 17 (6.30%) JIRA
2 11 (4.07%) Selenium
3 9 (3.33%) Postman
4 8 (2.96%) Git (software)
5 6 (2.22%) Cucumber
6 5 (1.85%) Axure RP
6 5 (1.85%) Bugzilla
6 5 (1.85%) JMeter
6 5 (1.85%) REST Assured
7 4 (1.48%) Moq
7 4 (1.48%) MSTest
7 4 (1.48%) NUnit
7 4 (1.48%) Rhino Mocks
8 1 (0.37%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.37%) WebDriver
General
1 51 (18.89%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (14.07%) Finance
3 27 (10.00%) Retail
4 25 (9.26%) Legal
5 24 (8.89%) Marketing
6 23 (8.52%) Banking
7 20 (7.41%) Influencing Skills
7 20 (7.41%) Organisational Skills
8 16 (5.93%) Games
9 14 (5.19%) Public Sector
10 11 (4.07%) Automotive
11 8 (2.96%) Presentation Skills
12 7 (2.59%) Law
13 6 (2.22%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 6 (2.22%) Military
14 4 (1.48%) Advertising
14 4 (1.48%) Telecoms
15 3 (1.11%) Manufacturing
16 2 (0.74%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 40 (14.81%) Developer
2 23 (8.52%) Software Developer
3 19 (7.04%) Analyst
4 16 (5.93%) Consultant
5 14 (5.19%) Salesforce Developer
6 13 (4.81%) IT Support
7 12 (4.44%) Support Technician
8 11 (4.07%) Support Engineer
9 10 (3.70%) Field Support Technician
10 9 (3.33%) Architect
10 9 (3.33%) IT Engineer
11 8 (2.96%) Administrator
11 8 (2.96%) Cloud Engineer
11 8 (2.96%) Team Leader
12 7 (2.59%) IT Manager
12 7 (2.59%) Systems Administrator
13 6 (2.22%) 1st Line Support
13 6 (2.22%) DevOps Engineer
13 6 (2.22%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
13 6 (2.22%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (9.26%) .NET
2 22 (8.15%) CSS
3 21 (7.78%) HTML
4 18 (6.67%) REST
5 10 (3.70%) React
6 9 (3.33%) AngularJS
6 9 (3.33%) Node.js
7 8 (2.96%) SOAP
7 8 (2.96%) Web Services
8 6 (2.22%) Apache Flex
8 6 (2.22%) MobX
8 6 (2.22%) Redux
8 6 (2.22%) Sass
9 5 (1.85%) HTML5
9 5 (1.85%) Middleware
9 5 (1.85%) WireMock
10 4 (1.48%) COM
11 3 (1.11%) ASP.NET
11 3 (1.11%) Ext JS
11 3 (1.11%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.52%) Management Information System
1 23 (8.52%) User Experience
2 22 (8.15%) Self-Motivation
3 17 (6.30%) Driving Licence
4 10 (3.70%) CAN bus
4 10 (3.70%) Internet of Things
5 8 (2.96%) Analytical Mindset
5 8 (2.96%) EPoS
6 7 (2.59%) Social Media
7 4 (1.48%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.48%) Blog
7 4 (1.48%) Digital Signage
7 4 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.48%) NHS
7 4 (1.48%) Video\Live Streaming
8 3 (1.11%) Credit Risk
8 3 (1.11%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.74%) CMDB
9 2 (0.74%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 48 (17.78%) Windows
2 29 (10.74%) Windows Server
3 12 (4.44%) Linux
4 8 (2.96%) Windows 10
5 6 (2.22%) Windows 7
5 6 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (2.22%) Windows Server 2016
6 5 (1.85%) Unix
6 5 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.48%) Android
7 4 (1.48%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (0.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (25.19%) Problem-Solving
2 53 (19.63%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (9.63%) ITIL
3 26 (9.63%) Mentoring
4 25 (9.26%) Service Delivery
5 22 (8.15%) Coaching
5 22 (8.15%) Computer Science
6 21 (7.78%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (7.41%) OO
7 20 (7.41%) Test Automation
8 18 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 18 (6.67%) Project Management
9 17 (6.30%) Business Intelligence
10 16 (5.93%) Clean Code
10 16 (5.93%) OOP
11 15 (5.56%) Change Management
11 15 (5.56%) Data Management
11 15 (5.56%) DevOps
11 15 (5.56%) Time Management
12 14 (5.19%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 33 (12.22%) SQL
2 31 (11.48%) JavaScript
3 28 (10.37%) Java
4 26 (9.63%) C#
5 18 (6.67%) PHP
6 16 (5.93%) Python
7 14 (5.19%) C++
7 14 (5.19%) Ruby
7 14 (5.19%) Scala
7 14 (5.19%) TypeScript
7 14 (5.19%) VB.NET
8 13 (4.81%) PowerShell
9 11 (4.07%) R
10 10 (3.70%) Apple Swift
10 10 (3.70%) Kotlin
10 10 (3.70%) Objective-C
11 9 (3.33%) Dart
11 9 (3.33%) MATLAB
11 9 (3.33%) Pascal
11 9 (3.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 38 (14.07%) Degree
2 12 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (2.96%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (2.22%) MCSE
4 6 (2.22%) MCT
5 5 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (1.85%) MCSA
6 3 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.11%) CISM
6 3 (1.11%) CISSP
6 3 (1.11%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.74%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.74%) CCNA
7 2 (0.74%) CCNP
7 2 (0.74%) HND
7 2 (0.74%) PhD
8 1 (0.37%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.37%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (8.89%) SLA
2 14 (5.19%) QA
3 9 (3.33%) GDPR
4 7 (2.59%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.37%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.37%) NIST
6 1 (0.37%) PMO
6 1 (0.37%) SOC 2
System Software
1 40 (14.81%) Active Directory
2 15 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (4.81%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.96%) vSphere
5 5 (1.85%) XenApp
6 1 (0.37%) Docker
6 1 (0.37%) NFS
6 1 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (2.22%) Terraform
1 6 (2.22%) WSUS
2 5 (1.85%) HP ALM
2 5 (1.85%) NetBackup
3 3 (1.11%) SCCM
4 2 (0.74%) Ansible
4 2 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.37%) Clonezilla
5 1 (0.37%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 81 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 20 (7.41%) VMware
3 17 (6.30%) Salesforce.com
4 11 (4.07%) Google
5 10 (3.70%) IBM
6 8 (2.96%) Cisco
7 7 (2.59%) Citrix
7 7 (2.59%) Oracle
8 6 (2.22%) HP
9 5 (1.85%) Atlassian
9 5 (1.85%) Pega
9 5 (1.85%) SAP
9 5 (1.85%) Veritas
10 4 (1.48%) Adobe
10 4 (1.48%) BroadSoft
10 4 (1.48%) Cadence
10 4 (1.48%) Facebook
10 4 (1.48%) Genesys
10 4 (1.48%) Remedy
10 4 (1.48%) Xamarin