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 West. 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 West
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 1,179 1,280 2,495
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 19.33% 19.14% 24.53%
As % of the General category 40.97% 38.51% 42.90%
Number of salaries quoted 913 957 1,717
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £24,000
25th Percentile £31,250 £35,000 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year - +12.50% -5.88%
75th Percentile £59,000 £55,250 £53,750
90th Percentile £74,950 £65,000 £65,000
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 West with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2,878 3,324 5,816
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 47.18% 49.69% 57.17%
Number of salaries quoted 2,264 2,494 4,139
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,500 £25,750
25th Percentile £35,000 £35,531 £32,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.56% +1.19%
75th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £57,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,293 £69,395
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 West

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

Job vacancy trend for Social Skills in the North West

Social Skills
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Social Skills in the North West

Social Skills
Salary Histogram in the North West

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

Salary histogram for Social Skills in the North West

Social Skills
Job Locations in the North West

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 West 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
Manchester -1 683 £47,500 +11.11% 213
Cheshire +7 224 £42,250 -6.11% 47
Merseyside +4 107 £40,000 -20.00% 25
Lancashire -3 107 £40,000 -11.11% 38
Cumbria -2 29 £40,000 -17.95% 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 West region with a requirement for Social Skills.

1 308 (26.12%) Problem-Solving
2 302 (25.61%) Agile Software Development
3 229 (19.42%) Microsoft
4 227 (19.25%) Analytical Skills
5 203 (17.22%) SQL
6 191 (16.20%) Finance
7 183 (15.52%) Windows
8 152 (12.89%) Project Management
9 146 (12.38%) JavaScript
10 135 (11.45%) SQL Server
10 135 (11.45%) Degree
11 131 (11.11%) Azure
12 122 (10.35%) Stakeholder Management
13 114 (9.67%) AWS
14 111 (9.41%) DevOps
15 109 (9.25%) Time Management
16 106 (8.99%) Active Directory
17 102 (8.65%) Business Intelligence
18 101 (8.57%) Analytics
19 99 (8.40%) Self-Motivation
20 97 (8.23%) Microsoft Excel
21 96 (8.14%) HTML
22 95 (8.06%) Microsoft Office
22 95 (8.06%) ITIL
23 93 (7.89%) Microsoft 365
24 91 (7.72%) C#
24 91 (7.72%) Coaching
25 90 (7.63%) .NET
25 90 (7.63%) Marketing
26 89 (7.55%) CSS

Social Skills
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 34 (2.88%) CMS
2 29 (2.46%) IIS
3 25 (2.12%) WordPress
4 16 (1.36%) SharePoint
5 14 (1.19%) Confluence
6 13 (1.10%) Sitecore CMS
6 13 (1.10%) Umbraco
7 11 (0.93%) EPiServer
8 10 (0.85%) Kentico
9 9 (0.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 9 (0.76%) nginx
9 9 (0.76%) OpenStack
10 8 (0.68%) SAS
11 7 (0.59%) Apache
12 6 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
12 6 (0.51%) MS Exchange
13 4 (0.34%) Mendix
14 3 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
14 3 (0.25%) CloudStack
15 2 (0.17%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 97 (8.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 95 (8.06%) Microsoft Office
3 31 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (1.70%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.34%) Figma
7 4 (0.34%) Sketch
8 3 (0.25%) UXPin
9 2 (0.17%) Adobe XD
9 2 (0.17%) InVision
9 2 (0.17%) Zeplin
10 1 (0.085%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.085%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.085%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.085%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (0.85%) nopCommerce
3 5 (0.42%) SAP Business One
3 5 (0.42%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.34%) Magento
4 4 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.25%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.17%) iTrent
6 2 (0.17%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.17%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.17%) SAP PP
6 2 (0.17%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.17%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 2 (0.17%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.085%) SAP APO
7 1 (0.085%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.085%) SAP MDG
7 1 (0.085%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 131 (11.11%) Azure
2 114 (9.67%) AWS
3 93 (7.89%) Microsoft 365
4 46 (3.90%) Power Platform
4 46 (3.90%) SaaS
5 19 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
6 18 (1.53%) Serverless
7 16 (1.36%) GCP
8 12 (1.02%) PaaS
9 11 (0.93%) Azure Data Factory
9 11 (0.93%) GitHub
9 11 (0.93%) OpenShift
10 10 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
10 10 (0.85%) IaaS
11 8 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
11 8 (0.68%) Google Analytics
12 7 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
13 5 (0.42%) npm
13 5 (0.42%) Trello
14 4 (0.34%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 78 (6.62%) Firewall
2 27 (2.29%) DNS
3 25 (2.12%) LAN
4 24 (2.04%) SAN
5 23 (1.95%) TCP/IP
5 23 (1.95%) VoIP
6 21 (1.78%) WAN
7 20 (1.70%) DHCP
8 19 (1.61%) NAS
9 18 (1.53%) Network Security
10 16 (1.36%) Wireless
11 15 (1.27%) Internet
12 13 (1.10%) Cisco ISE
13 9 (0.76%) Ethernet
13 9 (0.76%) SD-WAN
14 8 (0.68%) Cisco Firepower
14 8 (0.68%) Cisco IOS
14 8 (0.68%) MPLS
14 8 (0.68%) VLAN
15 7 (0.59%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (11.45%) SQL Server
2 44 (3.73%) MySQL
2 44 (3.73%) Power BI
3 35 (2.97%) Relational Database
4 30 (2.54%) Tableau
5 26 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
6 22 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 21 (1.78%) Big Data
8 19 (1.61%) NoSQL
9 15 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (1.02%) RDBMS
11 11 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
12 10 (0.85%) MongoDB
12 10 (0.85%) QlikView
13 9 (0.76%) MariaDB
13 9 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
13 9 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
14 8 (0.68%) Data Lake
14 8 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
14 8 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 75 (6.36%) Git (software)
2 55 (4.66%) JIRA
3 45 (3.82%) Jenkins
4 26 (2.21%) Visual Studio
5 14 (1.19%) GitLab
5 14 (1.19%) Subversion
6 13 (1.10%) Selenium
7 12 (1.02%) Bitbucket
7 12 (1.02%) Vagrant
8 11 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 9 (0.76%) Cucumber
9 9 (0.76%) Gradle
9 9 (0.76%) TeamCity
10 8 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (0.59%) IntelliJ
11 7 (0.59%) SoapUI
12 6 (0.51%) Hudson
12 6 (0.51%) Maven
13 5 (0.42%) Eclipse
13 5 (0.42%) MSTest
General
1 227 (19.25%) Analytical Skills
2 191 (16.20%) Finance
3 90 (7.63%) Marketing
4 87 (7.38%) Organisational Skills
5 69 (5.85%) Presentation Skills
6 60 (5.09%) Retail
7 47 (3.99%) Public Sector
8 41 (3.48%) Law
8 41 (3.48%) Manufacturing
9 33 (2.80%) Influencing Skills
10 29 (2.46%) Telecoms
11 27 (2.29%) Legal
12 26 (2.21%) Automotive
13 21 (1.78%) Banking
14 16 (1.36%) Documentation Skills
15 15 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
16 14 (1.19%) Local Government
17 12 (1.02%) Games
18 11 (0.93%) Back Office
19 7 (0.59%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 236 (20.02%) Analyst
2 196 (16.62%) Developer
3 80 (6.79%) Business Analyst
4 68 (5.77%) Project Manager
5 45 (3.82%) IT Support
6 44 (3.73%) Architect
6 44 (3.73%) Support Analyst
7 42 (3.56%) PHP Developer
8 41 (3.48%) IT Manager
9 33 (2.80%) Support Engineer
10 30 (2.54%) Junior
11 29 (2.46%) Administrator
11 29 (2.46%) Data Analyst
12 28 (2.37%) Senior Developer
12 28 (2.37%) Software Developer
13 27 (2.29%) Product Owner
14 25 (2.12%) Designer
14 25 (2.12%) IT Analyst
14 25 (2.12%) Software Engineer
15 24 (2.04%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (8.14%) HTML
2 90 (7.63%) .NET
3 89 (7.55%) CSS
4 65 (5.51%) React
5 48 (4.07%) HTML5
6 39 (3.31%) CSS3
7 36 (3.05%) jQuery
7 36 (3.05%) Node.js
8 32 (2.71%) .NET Framework
9 27 (2.29%) AngularJS
9 27 (2.29%) Laravel
9 27 (2.29%) RESTful
10 26 (2.21%) ASP.NET
10 26 (2.21%) Web Services
11 22 (1.87%) Vue.js
12 21 (1.78%) .NET Core
13 16 (1.36%) Entity Framework
13 16 (1.36%) JSON
13 16 (1.36%) Symfony
14 15 (1.27%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 99 (8.40%) Self-Motivation
2 78 (6.62%) User Experience
3 65 (5.51%) Management Information System
4 50 (4.24%) Greenfield Project
5 42 (3.56%) e-Learning
6 29 (2.46%) Life Science
6 29 (2.46%) Mobile App
7 24 (2.04%) Renewable Energy
8 21 (1.78%) Data Centre
9 18 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (1.10%) Clustering
10 13 (1.10%) Driving Licence
10 13 (1.10%) NHS
11 12 (1.02%) Public Cloud
12 10 (0.85%) Analytical Mindset
12 10 (0.85%) Fixed Income
13 9 (0.76%) FMCG
13 9 (0.76%) Video\Live Streaming
14 8 (0.68%) Fibre Optics
15 7 (0.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 183 (15.52%) Windows
2 83 (7.04%) Linux
3 75 (6.36%) Windows Server
4 41 (3.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (2.71%) Windows 10
6 28 (2.37%) Unix
6 28 (2.37%) Windows Server 2016
7 14 (1.19%) Android
8 12 (1.02%) Apple iOS
8 12 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (1.02%) Windows Server 2019
9 10 (0.85%) Windows 7
10 9 (0.76%) CentOS
10 9 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.17%) Debian
11 2 (0.17%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.17%) Solaris
11 2 (0.17%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.085%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 308 (26.12%) Problem-Solving
2 302 (25.61%) Agile Software Development
3 152 (12.89%) Project Management
4 122 (10.35%) Stakeholder Management
5 111 (9.41%) DevOps
6 109 (9.25%) Time Management
7 102 (8.65%) Business Intelligence
8 101 (8.57%) Analytics
9 95 (8.06%) ITIL
10 91 (7.72%) Coaching
11 88 (7.46%) Computer Science
12 77 (6.53%) E-Commerce
13 76 (6.45%) Mentoring
14 74 (6.28%) Continuous Improvement
15 68 (5.77%) Scrum
16 67 (5.68%) Business Analysis
17 64 (5.43%) PRINCE2
18 61 (5.17%) Change Management
18 61 (5.17%) Requirements Gathering
19 56 (4.75%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 203 (17.22%) SQL
2 146 (12.38%) JavaScript
3 91 (7.72%) C#
4 62 (5.26%) Java
5 54 (4.58%) PHP
5 54 (4.58%) Python
6 44 (3.73%) C
7 33 (2.80%) T-SQL
8 30 (2.54%) PowerShell
9 27 (2.29%) TypeScript
10 23 (1.95%) Go
11 12 (1.02%) C++
12 9 (0.76%) Bash Shell
12 9 (0.76%) VB
13 6 (0.51%) Groovy
13 6 (0.51%) PL/SQL
13 6 (0.51%) R
13 6 (0.51%) Ruby
14 5 (0.42%) Rust
15 4 (0.34%) ANSI SQL
Qualifications
1 135 (11.45%) Degree
2 54 (4.58%) Security Cleared
3 50 (4.24%) SC Cleared
4 32 (2.71%) Computer Science Degree
5 25 (2.12%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (1.10%) MCSE
7 11 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (0.93%) IIBA
8 9 (0.76%) CISSP
8 9 (0.76%) PMI Certification
9 8 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 7 (0.59%) DBS Check
11 6 (0.51%) CCNA
11 6 (0.51%) CCNP
11 6 (0.51%) ISEB
11 6 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.51%) PhD
11 6 (0.51%) PMP
12 5 (0.42%) CISMP
12 5 (0.42%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (5.60%) QA
2 36 (3.05%) SLA
3 34 (2.88%) GDPR
4 28 (2.37%) Data Quality
5 25 (2.12%) PMO
6 24 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (0.85%) WAI
8 8 (0.68%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (0.34%) SOC 2
11 3 (0.25%) CDISC
11 3 (0.25%) Good Clinical Practice
12 2 (0.17%) Basel III
12 2 (0.17%) COREP
12 2 (0.17%) CRD IV
12 2 (0.17%) NCSC
12 2 (0.17%) NIST
13 1 (0.085%) GRC
13 1 (0.085%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 106 (8.99%) Active Directory
2 45 (3.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (3.65%) Docker
4 12 (1.02%) Hyper-V
5 11 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
7 8 (0.68%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 5 (0.42%) VMware NSX
9 4 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.17%) NFS
10 2 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.085%) KVM
11 1 (0.085%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 43 (3.65%) Terraform
2 35 (2.97%) Ansible
2 35 (2.97%) Kubernetes
3 22 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (1.87%) SCCM
4 20 (1.70%) Puppet
5 14 (1.19%) Packer
6 11 (0.93%) FortiGate
7 10 (0.85%) Grafana
7 10 (0.85%) vRealize
8 9 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
8 9 (0.76%) Microsoft Clustering
8 9 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
8 9 (0.76%) Nagios
8 9 (0.76%) Nessus
8 9 (0.76%) WSUS
9 8 (0.68%) Consul
9 8 (0.68%) Docker Swarm
9 8 (0.68%) NetBackup
9 8 (0.68%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 229 (19.42%) Microsoft
2 68 (5.77%) Cisco
3 63 (5.34%) VMware
4 48 (4.07%) SAP
5 46 (3.90%) Oracle
6 41 (3.48%) Salesforce.com
7 29 (2.46%) Google
8 19 (1.61%) Adobe
9 17 (1.44%) Citrix
9 17 (1.44%) McAfee
10 15 (1.27%) HP
11 13 (1.10%) CA
11 13 (1.10%) Sitecore
12 12 (1.02%) Juniper
12 12 (1.02%) SolarWinds
13 11 (0.93%) Fortinet
13 11 (0.93%) Symantec
13 11 (0.93%) Telerik
13 11 (0.93%) Veritas
13 11 (0.93%) Zend