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 of England. 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 of England
6 months to
17 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 5 4 3
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 2,407 2,445 4,509
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 19.37% 19.35% 23.77%
As % of the General category 41.71% 39.56% 44.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,875 1,835 3,112
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,000 £23,250
25th Percentile £31,625 £32,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £43,500 £44,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -1.14% +10.00% -5.88%
75th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £53,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £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 of England with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
North of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 5,771 6,181 10,137
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 46.44% 48.92% 53.45%
Number of salaries quoted 4,510 4,720 7,392
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,750 £25,000
25th Percentile £33,750 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,520 £45,250 £44,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.60% +2.84% +3.53%
75th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £56,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
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 of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Social Skills in the North of England

Social Skills
Salary Trend in the North of England

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

Salary trend for Social Skills in the North of England

Social Skills
Salary Histogram in the North of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Social Skills in the North of England over the 6 months to 17 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Social Skills in the North of England

Social Skills
Job Locations in the North of England

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 of England 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
North West -1 1,179 £45,000 - 337
Yorkshire -1 1,024 £45,000 +4.65% 217
North East -3 204 £38,000 +1.33% 84
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 of England region with a requirement for Social Skills.

1 607 (25.22%) Agile Software Development
2 497 (20.65%) Problem-Solving
3 480 (19.94%) Microsoft
4 463 (19.24%) Windows
5 413 (17.16%) SQL
6 375 (15.58%) Analytical Skills
7 367 (15.25%) Azure
8 354 (14.71%) Finance
9 305 (12.67%) JavaScript
10 295 (12.26%) Microsoft 365
11 288 (11.97%) Active Directory
12 275 (11.43%) Project Management
13 274 (11.38%) Degree
14 272 (11.30%) SQL Server
15 265 (11.01%) AWS
16 238 (9.89%) HTML
17 229 (9.51%) ITIL
18 221 (9.18%) CSS
19 216 (8.97%) Stakeholder Management
20 204 (8.48%) DevOps
21 203 (8.43%) .NET
22 197 (8.18%) C#
23 192 (7.98%) Java
24 189 (7.85%) Microsoft Office
25 187 (7.77%) Windows Server
26 182 (7.56%) Git (software)
27 181 (7.52%) Test Automation
28 172 (7.15%) Business Intelligence
29 171 (7.10%) Software Engineering
29 171 (7.10%) Mentoring

Social Skills
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England 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 52 (2.16%) CMS
2 41 (1.70%) IIS
3 39 (1.62%) SharePoint
4 36 (1.50%) WordPress
5 32 (1.33%) MS Exchange
6 27 (1.12%) Confluence
7 24 (1.00%) Umbraco
8 19 (0.79%) Apache Spark
9 15 (0.62%) Kentico
10 14 (0.58%) Apache
10 14 (0.58%) EPiServer
11 13 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
12 12 (0.50%) nginx
13 10 (0.42%) SAS
14 9 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 9 (0.37%) OpenStack
15 7 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
15 7 (0.29%) Tomcat
16 5 (0.21%) Apache Synapse
16 5 (0.21%) Drupal
Applications
1 189 (7.85%) Microsoft Office
2 131 (5.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 35 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 26 (1.08%) MS Visio
5 21 (0.87%) Adobe Illustrator
6 17 (0.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 17 (0.71%) Photoshop
7 11 (0.46%) Sketch
8 9 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
9 7 (0.29%) InDesign
10 6 (0.25%) Adobe After Effects
10 6 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
11 5 (0.21%) Adobe Premiere
11 5 (0.21%) Adobe XD
12 4 (0.17%) Figma
12 4 (0.17%) InVision
13 3 (0.12%) UXPin
14 2 (0.083%) Zeplin
15 1 (0.042%) GIMP
15 1 (0.042%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 14 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.42%) nopCommerce
4 9 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
5 8 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
5 8 (0.33%) Shopify
6 6 (0.25%) Magento
6 6 (0.25%) SAP ERP
6 6 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
6 6 (0.25%) SAP SD
7 5 (0.21%) Sage 200
7 5 (0.21%) SAP Business One
7 5 (0.21%) SAP CO
8 4 (0.17%) SAP FI
8 4 (0.17%) SAP MM
8 4 (0.17%) Sentinel
9 3 (0.12%) NetSuite
9 3 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.12%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 367 (15.25%) Azure
2 295 (12.26%) Microsoft 365
3 265 (11.01%) AWS
4 91 (3.78%) Power Platform
5 72 (2.99%) SaaS
6 43 (1.79%) GCP
7 39 (1.62%) Serverless
8 32 (1.33%) Dynamics 365
9 24 (1.00%) GitHub
10 22 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
11 21 (0.87%) IaaS
12 20 (0.83%) PaaS
13 19 (0.79%) Azure Data Factory
14 18 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
15 17 (0.71%) Google Analytics
16 16 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
16 16 (0.66%) npm
17 13 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
17 13 (0.54%) OpenShift
18 10 (0.42%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 150 (6.23%) Firewall
2 91 (3.78%) DNS
3 78 (3.24%) DHCP
4 71 (2.95%) Internet
5 66 (2.74%) VoIP
5 66 (2.74%) Wireless
6 59 (2.45%) LAN
7 49 (2.04%) MPLS
8 47 (1.95%) WAN
9 45 (1.87%) VPN
10 43 (1.79%) TCP/IP
11 41 (1.70%) VLAN
12 36 (1.50%) SAN
13 35 (1.45%) Ethernet
14 27 (1.12%) Network Security
15 25 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
16 24 (1.00%) 3GPP
16 24 (1.00%) IPv4
16 24 (1.00%) IPv6
17 22 (0.91%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 272 (11.30%) SQL Server
2 93 (3.86%) MySQL
3 85 (3.53%) Power BI
4 70 (2.91%) NoSQL
5 66 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
6 56 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 54 (2.24%) Relational Database
8 46 (1.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 40 (1.66%) Tableau
10 39 (1.62%) Big Data
11 29 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 24 (1.00%) Data Lake
13 22 (0.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 22 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
14 21 (0.87%) Azure SQL Database
14 21 (0.87%) Oracle Database
14 21 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
15 20 (0.83%) MongoDB
16 17 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
17 16 (0.66%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 182 (7.56%) Git (software)
2 95 (3.95%) JIRA
3 67 (2.78%) Jenkins
4 62 (2.58%) Subversion
5 60 (2.49%) Visual Studio
6 58 (2.41%) Selenium
7 48 (1.99%) Mercurial
8 34 (1.41%) Cucumber
9 31 (1.29%) Postman
10 30 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
11 18 (0.75%) GitLab
12 16 (0.66%) PHPUnit
12 16 (0.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 15 (0.62%) Bitbucket
13 15 (0.62%) SoapUI
13 15 (0.62%) SpecFlow
13 15 (0.62%) Visual Studio Team System
13 15 (0.62%) WebDriver
14 14 (0.58%) Gradle
14 14 (0.58%) TeamCity
General
1 375 (15.58%) Analytical Skills
2 354 (14.71%) Finance
3 163 (6.77%) Marketing
4 135 (5.61%) Organisational Skills
5 132 (5.48%) Presentation Skills
6 115 (4.78%) Public Sector
7 101 (4.20%) Retail
8 98 (4.07%) Telecoms
9 96 (3.99%) Influencing Skills
10 73 (3.03%) Law
11 65 (2.70%) Manufacturing
12 58 (2.41%) Games
13 48 (1.99%) Legal
14 39 (1.62%) Banking
15 38 (1.58%) Automotive
16 33 (1.37%) Local Government
17 24 (1.00%) Documentation Skills
18 20 (0.83%) Electronics
19 18 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
20 17 (0.71%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 447 (18.57%) Analyst
2 400 (16.62%) Developer
3 120 (4.99%) Architect
4 115 (4.78%) Support Analyst
5 111 (4.61%) Business Analyst
6 109 (4.53%) Project Manager
7 93 (3.86%) Software Engineer
8 87 (3.61%) IT Manager
9 86 (3.57%) Senior Developer
10 82 (3.41%) IT Support
11 73 (3.03%) Support Engineer
12 63 (2.62%) PHP Developer
13 60 (2.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 60 (2.49%) Junior
14 59 (2.45%) 2nd Line Support
15 54 (2.24%) .NET Developer
16 53 (2.20%) Java Engineer
16 53 (2.20%) Java Software Engineer
16 53 (2.20%) Software Developer
17 51 (2.12%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 238 (9.89%) HTML
2 221 (9.18%) CSS
3 203 (8.43%) .NET
4 131 (5.44%) React
5 99 (4.11%) AngularJS
6 98 (4.07%) Node.js
7 86 (3.57%) Web Services
8 83 (3.45%) RESTful
9 76 (3.16%) jQuery
10 74 (3.07%) .NET Framework
11 65 (2.70%) HTML5
12 64 (2.66%) ASP.NET
13 60 (2.49%) Laravel
14 55 (2.29%) Vue.js
15 52 (2.16%) CSS3
16 45 (1.87%) XML
17 43 (1.79%) SOAP
18 39 (1.62%) .NET Core
19 38 (1.58%) REST
20 36 (1.50%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 163 (6.77%) Self-Motivation
2 155 (6.44%) User Experience
3 129 (5.36%) Management Information System
4 71 (2.95%) Mobile App
5 59 (2.45%) Data Structures
6 58 (2.41%) Greenfield Project
7 54 (2.24%) Algorithms
8 47 (1.95%) Data Centre
9 44 (1.83%) e-Learning
10 43 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
11 42 (1.74%) Driving Licence
12 35 (1.45%) Life Science
13 33 (1.37%) NHS
14 24 (1.00%) Renewable Energy
15 23 (0.96%) Social Media
16 22 (0.91%) Public Cloud
17 17 (0.71%) FMCG
18 16 (0.66%) Blog
19 15 (0.62%) Cyberthreat
20 14 (0.58%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 463 (19.24%) Windows
2 187 (7.77%) Windows Server
3 164 (6.81%) Linux
4 121 (5.03%) Windows 10
5 87 (3.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 72 (2.99%) Windows Server 2016
7 48 (1.99%) Unix
8 44 (1.83%) Windows Server 2019
9 38 (1.58%) Windows 7
10 37 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
11 33 (1.37%) Android
12 23 (0.96%) Apple iOS
13 18 (0.75%) Windows 8
14 12 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 12 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (0.42%) CentOS
16 9 (0.37%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.12%) Solaris
17 3 (0.12%) Windows XP
18 2 (0.083%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 607 (25.22%) Agile Software Development
2 497 (20.65%) Problem-Solving
3 275 (11.43%) Project Management
4 229 (9.51%) ITIL
5 216 (8.97%) Stakeholder Management
6 204 (8.48%) DevOps
7 181 (7.52%) Test Automation
8 172 (7.15%) Business Intelligence
9 171 (7.10%) Mentoring
9 171 (7.10%) Software Engineering
10 153 (6.36%) Coaching
11 143 (5.94%) Time Management
12 138 (5.73%) Analytics
13 133 (5.53%) E-Commerce
14 132 (5.48%) Scrum
15 127 (5.28%) Continuous Improvement
16 125 (5.19%) Continuous Integration
17 113 (4.69%) MVC
18 108 (4.49%) Computer Science
18 108 (4.49%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 413 (17.16%) SQL
2 305 (12.67%) JavaScript
3 197 (8.18%) C#
4 192 (7.98%) Java
5 131 (5.44%) Python
6 109 (4.53%) PHP
7 78 (3.24%) C
8 63 (2.62%) PowerShell
8 63 (2.62%) T-SQL
9 59 (2.45%) TypeScript
10 30 (1.25%) Go
11 23 (0.96%) Bash Shell
12 20 (0.83%) C++
13 19 (0.79%) PL/SQL
14 15 (0.62%) Ruby
14 15 (0.62%) VB.NET
15 13 (0.54%) VB
16 12 (0.50%) R
17 11 (0.46%) Scala
18 9 (0.37%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 274 (11.38%) Degree
2 59 (2.45%) Security Cleared
3 55 (2.29%) SC Cleared
4 40 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
5 33 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
5 33 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 26 (1.08%) CCNP
7 20 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 15 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
8 15 (0.62%) MCSE
9 14 (0.58%) CISSP
9 14 (0.58%) HND
10 12 (0.50%) DBS Check
10 12 (0.50%) ISEB
11 11 (0.46%) IIBA
12 10 (0.42%) PMP
12 10 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 9 (0.37%) CCNA
13 9 (0.37%) ISTQB
13 9 (0.37%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (5.36%) QA
2 109 (4.53%) SLA
3 53 (2.20%) GDPR
4 46 (1.91%) Data Quality
5 40 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 35 (1.45%) PMO
7 18 (0.75%) PCI DSS
8 12 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
9 10 (0.42%) WAI
10 5 (0.21%) Good Clinical Practice
11 4 (0.17%) CDISC
11 4 (0.17%) SOC 2
12 2 (0.083%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 2 (0.083%) Basel III
12 2 (0.083%) COREP
12 2 (0.083%) CRD IV
12 2 (0.083%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.083%) ISO 13485
12 2 (0.083%) NCSC
12 2 (0.083%) NIST
System Software
1 288 (11.97%) Active Directory
2 128 (5.32%) Docker
3 82 (3.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 49 (2.04%) Hyper-V
5 17 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
7 8 (0.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 6 (0.25%) Firmware
8 6 (0.25%) FreeRADIUS
9 5 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (0.21%) VMware NSX
10 4 (0.17%) vSphere
11 3 (0.12%) NFS
11 3 (0.12%) XenApp
12 2 (0.083%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.042%) KVM
13 1 (0.042%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.042%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 88 (3.66%) Kubernetes
2 81 (3.37%) Terraform
3 73 (3.03%) SCCM
4 54 (2.24%) Ansible
5 26 (1.08%) Puppet
6 24 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
7 17 (0.71%) FortiGate
8 14 (0.58%) Packer
9 13 (0.54%) Microsoft Intune
10 12 (0.50%) WSUS
11 11 (0.46%) Nagios
11 11 (0.46%) NetBackup
11 11 (0.46%) SCOM
12 10 (0.42%) Grafana
12 10 (0.42%) Prometheus
12 10 (0.42%) vRealize
13 9 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
13 9 (0.37%) Microsoft Clustering
13 9 (0.37%) Nessus
14 8 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 480 (19.94%) Microsoft
2 143 (5.94%) VMware
3 125 (5.19%) Cisco
4 99 (4.11%) Oracle
5 87 (3.61%) SAP
6 81 (3.37%) Citrix
7 72 (2.99%) Google
8 49 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
9 43 (1.79%) Adobe
10 37 (1.54%) HP
11 31 (1.29%) Mitel
11 31 (1.29%) Veeam
12 27 (1.12%) Palo Alto
13 24 (1.00%) Apple
14 22 (0.91%) Fortinet
15 21 (0.87%) Meraki
16 19 (0.79%) Avaya
17 18 (0.75%) IBM
17 18 (0.75%) Juniper
18 17 (0.71%) McAfee