Period
to

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

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
England > North West
6 months to
14 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 3 2 7
Rank change year-on-year -1 +5 -4
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 2,280 1,650 869
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 23.81% 22.45% 17.98%
As % of the General category 38.26% 43.78% 36.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1,228 1,094 658
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £27,350
25th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £37,470
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +13.10%
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £74,450 £65,000
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 West with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 5,960 3,769 2,383
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 62.25% 51.27% 49.30%
Number of salaries quoted 3,431 2,639 1,839
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,750 £30,000
25th Percentile £38,386 £35,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £47,500 £48,750
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% -2.56% +8.33%
75th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% - +9.52%

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 14 August 2022.

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 14 August 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
Manchester -1 1,122 £50,000 - 264
Cheshire 0 564 £42,500 +1.19% 65
Merseyside 0 385 £45,000 +5.88% 36
Lancashire -9 143 £45,000 +12.50% 50
Cumbria -3 50 £40,000 - 9
Social Skills
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 West region with a requirement for Social Skills.

1 987 (43.29%) Agile
2 800 (35.09%) Microsoft
3 610 (26.75%) Azure
4 589 (25.83%) Problem-Solving
5 510 (22.37%) SQL
6 503 (22.06%) Finance
7 449 (19.69%) DevOps
8 435 (19.08%) JavaScript
9 425 (18.64%) Analytical Skills
10 411 (18.03%) HTML
11 397 (17.41%) .NET
12 390 (17.11%) CSS
13 377 (16.54%) SQL Server
14 371 (16.27%) C#
15 364 (15.96%) React
16 347 (15.22%) Git (software)
17 331 (14.52%) Project Management
18 312 (13.68%) User Stories
19 288 (12.63%) Process Improvement
19 288 (12.63%) Software Engineering
20 286 (12.54%) MVC
21 284 (12.46%) Degree
22 272 (11.93%) Terraform
23 252 (11.05%) Serverless
24 250 (10.96%) Product Roadmap
25 243 (10.66%) Azure DevOps
26 241 (10.57%) Stakeholder Management
27 238 (10.44%) Unit Testing
28 232 (10.18%) jQuery
28 232 (10.18%) Windows

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
1 129 (5.66%) SharePoint
2 70 (3.07%) SAS
3 64 (2.81%) Confluence
4 45 (1.97%) MS Exchange
5 42 (1.84%) Umbraco
6 33 (1.45%) Skype for Business
7 19 (0.83%) IIS
8 14 (0.61%) CMS
8 14 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
9 11 (0.48%) Apache
10 9 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (0.35%) WordPress
12 7 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
12 7 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
13 5 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
14 3 (0.13%) Jupyter
15 2 (0.088%) Headless CMS
15 2 (0.088%) Sitecore CMS
16 1 (0.044%) nginx
Applications
1 175 (7.68%) Microsoft Office
2 144 (6.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 71 (3.11%) Microsoft Project
4 65 (2.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 42 (1.84%) MS Visio
6 16 (0.70%) Sketch
7 15 (0.66%) InVision
7 15 (0.66%) Zeplin
8 10 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
9 7 (0.31%) Adobe Captivate
9 7 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 5 (0.22%) Photoshop
11 4 (0.18%) Adobe After Effects
12 3 (0.13%) 3ds Max
12 3 (0.13%) Maple
12 3 (0.13%) Maya
12 3 (0.13%) MotionBuilder
12 3 (0.13%) NUKE
12 3 (0.13%) ZBrush
13 2 (0.088%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 11 (0.48%) SAP S/4HANA
2 10 (0.44%) iTrent
3 9 (0.39%) SAP ERP
4 8 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.31%) SessionCam
5 7 (0.31%) Shopify
5 7 (0.31%) WebTrends
6 5 (0.22%) SAP BPC
7 3 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.13%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.13%) SAP CRM
7 3 (0.13%) SAP PM
8 1 (0.044%) Oracle Assets
8 1 (0.044%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.044%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.044%) Orchard Housing
8 1 (0.044%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.044%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 610 (26.75%) Azure
2 252 (11.05%) Serverless
3 243 (10.66%) Azure DevOps
4 206 (9.04%) Azure Service Bus
5 205 (8.99%) Azure Functions
6 204 (8.95%) Microsoft 365
7 200 (8.77%) AWS
8 141 (6.18%) Power Platform
9 57 (2.50%) SaaS
10 44 (1.93%) PaaS
11 43 (1.89%) AWS Lambda
12 38 (1.67%) Amazon SQS
13 34 (1.49%) GCP
14 33 (1.45%) GitHub
15 25 (1.10%) Azure Data Factory
16 23 (1.01%) OneDrive
17 20 (0.88%) IaaS
17 20 (0.88%) Power Automate
18 19 (0.83%) Azure Sentinel
18 19 (0.83%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 88 (3.86%) Firewall
2 67 (2.94%) TCP/IP
3 59 (2.59%) DNS
4 50 (2.19%) WAN
5 48 (2.11%) DHCP
5 48 (2.11%) LAN
6 38 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
7 37 (1.62%) VPN
8 34 (1.49%) Skype
9 31 (1.36%) HTTP
10 30 (1.32%) SSL
11 27 (1.18%) Internet
12 21 (0.92%) VoIP
13 20 (0.88%) Structured Cabling
14 18 (0.79%) Wireless
15 17 (0.75%) SAN
16 16 (0.70%) VLAN
17 14 (0.61%) Network Security
17 14 (0.61%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
18 12 (0.53%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 377 (16.54%) SQL Server
2 109 (4.78%) Power BI
3 76 (3.33%) MySQL
4 75 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
5 64 (2.81%) NoSQL
6 61 (2.68%) Relational Database
7 48 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
8 41 (1.80%) Data Lake
8 41 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 37 (1.62%) Tableau
10 33 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 27 (1.18%) MongoDB
12 25 (1.10%) Redis
13 24 (1.05%) Big Data
14 17 (0.75%) Qlik Sense
15 16 (0.70%) QlikView
15 16 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 14 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
17 11 (0.48%) Data Vault
17 11 (0.48%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 347 (15.22%) Git (software)
2 220 (9.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 127 (5.57%) JIRA
4 83 (3.64%) Jenkins
5 46 (2.02%) Selenium
6 29 (1.27%) Cucumber
7 28 (1.23%) GitLab
8 24 (1.05%) Postman
9 18 (0.79%) Cypress.io
10 15 (0.66%) Appium
10 15 (0.66%) Robot Framework
11 12 (0.53%) JMeter
11 12 (0.53%) JUnit
12 11 (0.48%) SonarQube
12 11 (0.48%) TeamCity
13 8 (0.35%) Bitbucket Server
13 8 (0.35%) SpecFlow
13 8 (0.35%) Subversion
14 7 (0.31%) Maven
14 7 (0.31%) Phabricator
General
1 503 (22.06%) Finance
2 425 (18.64%) Analytical Skills
3 229 (10.04%) Retail
4 176 (7.72%) Organisational Skills
5 175 (7.68%) Presentation Skills
6 162 (7.11%) Marketing
7 145 (6.36%) Legal
8 119 (5.22%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 98 (4.30%) Manufacturing
10 93 (4.08%) Public Sector
11 89 (3.90%) Influencing Skills
12 71 (3.11%) Telecoms
13 70 (3.07%) Banking
14 59 (2.59%) Law
15 57 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
16 42 (1.84%) Games
17 39 (1.71%) Police
18 34 (1.49%) Social Housing
19 33 (1.45%) Automotive
20 28 (1.23%) Billing
Job Titles
1 436 (19.12%) Developer
2 358 (15.70%) Analyst
3 181 (7.94%) Software Engineer
4 127 (5.57%) .NET Developer
4 127 (5.57%) Software Developer
5 123 (5.39%) Project Manager
6 116 (5.09%) Senior Developer
7 104 (4.56%) Business Analyst
8 87 (3.82%) Architect
9 81 (3.55%) Support Analyst
10 79 (3.46%) Senior .NET Developer
11 68 (2.98%) IT Manager
11 68 (2.98%) Product Owner
12 64 (2.81%) IT Analyst
13 62 (2.72%) IT Support
14 61 (2.68%) Consultant
15 60 (2.63%) Senior Manager
16 54 (2.37%) Graduate
16 54 (2.37%) Junior
16 54 (2.37%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 411 (18.03%) HTML
2 397 (17.41%) .NET
3 390 (17.11%) CSS
4 364 (15.96%) React
5 232 (10.18%) jQuery
6 223 (9.78%) .NET Core
6 223 (9.78%) Entity Framework
7 208 (9.12%) .NET Framework
8 207 (9.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 120 (5.26%) Node.js
10 108 (4.74%) AngularJS
11 77 (3.38%) Spring
12 66 (2.89%) JSON
13 65 (2.85%) HTML5
14 56 (2.46%) Kafka
15 53 (2.32%) RESTful
16 45 (1.97%) ASP.NET
17 43 (1.89%) Sass
18 40 (1.75%) XML
19 37 (1.62%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 178 (7.81%) Self-Motivation
2 132 (5.79%) Management Information System
3 94 (4.12%) User Experience
4 47 (2.06%) Data Protection Act
5 41 (1.80%) Mobile App
6 40 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
7 37 (1.62%) Cloud Native
8 34 (1.49%) Data Centre
9 33 (1.45%) Driving Licence
10 31 (1.36%) Virtual Team
11 29 (1.27%) IoT
12 28 (1.23%) Social Media
13 22 (0.96%) Cyberthreat
14 21 (0.92%) Renewable Energy
15 19 (0.83%) Hackathon
16 18 (0.79%) Blog
16 18 (0.79%) Legacy Systems
17 17 (0.75%) NHS
18 16 (0.70%) Life Science
18 16 (0.70%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 232 (10.18%) Windows
2 228 (10.00%) Android
3 226 (9.91%) Apple iOS
4 109 (4.78%) Linux
5 102 (4.47%) Windows Server
6 64 (2.81%) Unix
7 35 (1.54%) Windows 10
8 24 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (0.48%) OS/400
10 11 (0.48%) Windows Server 2016
11 9 (0.39%) Windows Server 2019
12 8 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (0.31%) Windows 2000 Server
13 7 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (0.26%) Windows 7
15 5 (0.22%) VMS
16 3 (0.13%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.088%) HPUX
17 2 (0.088%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 987 (43.29%) Agile
2 589 (25.83%) Problem-Solving
3 449 (19.69%) DevOps
4 331 (14.52%) Project Management
5 312 (13.68%) User Stories
6 288 (12.63%) Process Improvement
6 288 (12.63%) Software Engineering
7 286 (12.54%) MVC
8 250 (10.96%) Product Roadmap
9 241 (10.57%) Stakeholder Management
10 238 (10.44%) Unit Testing
11 222 (9.74%) Mentoring
12 209 (9.17%) Scrum
13 205 (8.99%) Dependency Injection
14 204 (8.95%) ITIL
15 200 (8.77%) Coaching
16 189 (8.29%) Project Delivery
17 174 (7.63%) Analytics
18 172 (7.54%) CI/CD
19 170 (7.46%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 510 (22.37%) SQL
2 435 (19.08%) JavaScript
3 371 (16.27%) C#
4 228 (10.00%) Java
5 154 (6.75%) Python
6 90 (3.95%) TypeScript
7 73 (3.20%) Go
8 59 (2.59%) PowerShell
9 50 (2.19%) ES6
10 43 (1.89%) C++
11 34 (1.49%) R
11 34 (1.49%) Ruby
12 32 (1.40%) PHP
13 28 (1.23%) T-SQL
14 23 (1.01%) C
15 17 (0.75%) Kotlin
15 17 (0.75%) Scala
15 17 (0.75%) VBA
16 14 (0.61%) Perl
17 11 (0.48%) VB
Qualifications
1 284 (12.46%) Degree
2 140 (6.14%) Security Cleared
3 90 (3.95%) SC Cleared
4 76 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 31 (1.36%) PhD
6 25 (1.10%) DV Cleared
7 23 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
8 20 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
8 20 (0.88%) Master's Degree
9 19 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
9 19 (0.83%) DBS Check
10 17 (0.75%) CCNA
10 17 (0.75%) ISTQB
11 16 (0.70%) CISSP
12 14 (0.61%) MCSE
13 12 (0.53%) ISEB
14 11 (0.48%) CTC Cleared
14 11 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
14 11 (0.48%) SSCP
15 9 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (5.04%) QA
2 86 (3.77%) SLA
3 53 (2.32%) Data Quality
4 47 (2.06%) PMO
5 26 (1.14%) Good Clinical Practice
6 22 (0.96%) GDPR
7 19 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 18 (0.79%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 13 (0.57%) CDISC
9 13 (0.57%) NIST
10 11 (0.48%) COBIT
10 11 (0.48%) GMP
11 9 (0.39%) GAMP
12 7 (0.31%) PCI DSS
13 6 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
14 4 (0.18%) Accessibility
14 4 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 4 (0.18%) GRC
15 2 (0.088%) Def Stans
15 2 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 161 (7.06%) Active Directory
2 104 (4.56%) Docker
3 61 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 45 (1.97%) Hyper-V
5 19 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
6 14 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (0.39%) Firmware
9 7 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (0.22%) VMware NSX
10 5 (0.22%) vSphere
10 5 (0.22%) XenApp
11 4 (0.18%) Postfix
12 3 (0.13%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.088%) Oracle Clusterware
13 2 (0.088%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.044%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 1 (0.044%) NFS
14 1 (0.044%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.044%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 272 (11.93%) Terraform
2 94 (4.12%) Kubernetes
3 43 (1.89%) Microsoft Intune
4 18 (0.79%) Prometheus
5 17 (0.75%) Ansible
6 15 (0.66%) SCCM
7 14 (0.61%) Grafana
8 9 (0.39%) Plesk
9 8 (0.35%) FortiGate
9 8 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (0.31%) HP ALM
11 5 (0.22%) WSUS
12 4 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
12 4 (0.18%) Pacemaker
12 4 (0.18%) Podman
12 4 (0.18%) Puppet
13 3 (0.13%) Docker Swarm
13 3 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 3 (0.13%) vRealize
14 2 (0.088%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 800 (35.09%) Microsoft
2 209 (9.17%) Xamarin
3 87 (3.82%) Cisco
3 87 (3.82%) Oracle
4 86 (3.77%) VMware
5 57 (2.50%) SAP
6 46 (2.02%) Google
7 45 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
8 41 (1.80%) Hitachi
9 39 (1.71%) Adobe
10 35 (1.54%) ServiceNow
11 25 (1.10%) IBM
12 20 (0.88%) Facebook
13 18 (0.79%) Citrix
13 18 (0.79%) Meraki
14 16 (0.70%) Apple
14 16 (0.70%) Cadence
15 15 (0.66%) Ruckus Wireless
16 14 (0.61%) MikroTik
16 14 (0.61%) Sony