Period
to 18 January 2022

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Social Skills over the 6 months to 18 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 3 18 5
Rank change year-on-year +15 -13 +5
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 188 39 134
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 24.51% 12.30% 24.10%
As % of the General category 45.19% 30.23% 48.55%
Number of salaries quoted 70 25 83
10th Percentile £21,250 £31,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £34,063 £32,500 £32,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £35,000 £41,500
Median % change year-on-year +35.71% -15.66% -2.35%
75th Percentile £56,250 £45,000 £56,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK 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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Northern Ireland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 416 129 276
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 54.24% 40.69% 49.64%
Number of salaries quoted 240 79 186
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% -5.56%
75th Percentile £57,813 £55,625 £56,250
90th Percentile £75,250 £71,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £59,000 £55,000 £53,931
% change year-on-year +7.27% +1.98% +2.73%

Social Skills
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing Social Skills as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Social Skills in Northern Ireland

Social Skills
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Social Skills in Northern Ireland.

Salary trend for Social Skills in Northern Ireland

Social Skills
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Social Skills in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Social Skills in Northern Ireland

Social Skills
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Social Skills within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 18 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
County Antrim +17 115 £47,500 +5.56% 23
County Armagh - 56 - -
County Down - 7 £45,000 - 1
County Londonderry 0 5 £65,000 +73.33% 1
Newry - 5 - -
Social Skills
UK

For the 6 months to 18 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Social Skills.

1 66 (35.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 66 (35.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 64 (34.04%) Microsoft
3 59 (31.38%) Facilities Management
4 52 (27.66%) Microsoft Office
4 52 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (22.87%) Retail
5 43 (22.87%) Problem-Solving
6 39 (20.74%) Public Sector
7 37 (19.68%) Degree
8 34 (18.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 32 (17.02%) AWS
10 31 (16.49%) Azure
11 30 (15.96%) Linux
12 29 (15.43%) SC Cleared
12 29 (15.43%) Security Cleared
13 28 (14.89%) Docker
14 27 (14.36%) DevOps
14 27 (14.36%) Kubernetes
15 25 (13.30%) Project Management
15 25 (13.30%) Scrum
16 24 (12.77%) Firewall
17 23 (12.23%) Management Information System
17 23 (12.23%) Ansible
17 23 (12.23%) Presales
18 22 (11.70%) Prototyping
18 22 (11.70%) Digital Transformation Programme
18 22 (11.70%) Build Automation
18 22 (11.70%) Rapid Prototyping
18 22 (11.70%) Bash

Social Skills
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 14 (7.45%) Confluence
2 2 (1.06%) Apache
2 2 (1.06%) CMS
2 2 (1.06%) IBM Domino
2 2 (1.06%) IBM HTTP Server
2 2 (1.06%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.06%) WordPress
3 1 (0.53%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.53%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 66 (35.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 66 (35.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 52 (27.66%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (2.66%) Pipeline Pilot
4 4 (2.13%) Photoshop
5 2 (1.06%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.53%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 11 (5.85%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (5.32%) Oracle Applications
2 10 (5.32%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 32 (17.02%) AWS
2 31 (16.49%) Azure
3 5 (2.66%) GitHub
4 4 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.60%) Amazon EKS
5 3 (1.60%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.60%) SaaS
6 2 (1.06%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 2 (1.06%) Amazon ECS
6 2 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.53%) Azure Key Vault
7 1 (0.53%) Datadog
7 1 (0.53%) GCP
7 1 (0.53%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.53%) Microsoft 365
7 1 (0.53%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.53%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.53%) Serverless
7 1 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (12.77%) Firewall
2 7 (3.72%) Skype
3 2 (1.06%) LAN
3 2 (1.06%) VoIP
3 2 (1.06%) VPN
3 2 (1.06%) WAN
4 1 (0.53%) DMZ
4 1 (0.53%) Internet
4 1 (0.53%) SAN
4 1 (0.53%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.26%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.66%) Spotfire
3 4 (2.13%) MySQL
4 3 (1.60%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.60%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.06%) Amazon Athena
5 2 (1.06%) Amazon Aurora
5 2 (1.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (1.06%) Big Data
5 2 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.06%) Redis
5 2 (1.06%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.53%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.53%) Power BI
6 1 (0.53%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 17 (9.04%) JIRA
2 3 (1.60%) GitLab
2 3 (1.60%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.06%) Bitbucket
3 2 (1.06%) CircleCI
3 2 (1.06%) Dreamweaver
3 2 (1.06%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.06%) PHPUnit
3 2 (1.06%) SonarQube
3 2 (1.06%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.53%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.53%) JUnit
4 1 (0.53%) Maven
4 1 (0.53%) Selenium
4 1 (0.53%) TeamCity
General
1 43 (22.87%) Retail
2 39 (20.74%) Public Sector
3 18 (9.57%) Manufacturing
3 18 (9.57%) Presentation Skills
4 17 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (9.04%) Organisational Skills
5 7 (3.72%) Marketing
6 6 (3.19%) Banking
6 6 (3.19%) Law
6 6 (3.19%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (2.66%) Back Office
8 4 (2.13%) Finance
9 3 (1.60%) Games
10 2 (1.06%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.53%) Automotive
11 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.53%) Legal
11 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (12.23%) DevOps Engineer
2 18 (9.57%) Analyst
3 12 (6.38%) Developer
3 12 (6.38%) Product Owner
4 10 (5.32%) ERP Analyst
4 10 (5.32%) Test Analyst
5 9 (4.79%) Systems Engineer
6 8 (4.26%) Project Manager
7 7 (3.72%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 7 (3.72%) Delivery Manager
7 7 (3.72%) Security Analyst
8 6 (3.19%) Help Desk Operator
9 4 (2.13%) ERP Manager
9 4 (2.13%) ERP Project Manager
9 4 (2.13%) Information Manager
9 4 (2.13%) Information Security Manager
9 4 (2.13%) Junior
9 4 (2.13%) Security Manager
9 4 (2.13%) Software Engineer
10 3 (1.60%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.19%) HTML
2 5 (2.66%) AngularJS
2 5 (2.66%) CSS
2 5 (2.66%) Spring Boot
3 4 (2.13%) Spring
3 4 (2.13%) Vue.js
4 3 (1.60%) .NET
4 3 (1.60%) REST
4 3 (1.60%) Web Services
5 2 (1.06%) .NET Core
5 2 (1.06%) CSS3
5 2 (1.06%) HTML5
5 2 (1.06%) J2EE
5 2 (1.06%) jQuery
5 2 (1.06%) JSON
5 2 (1.06%) Laravel
5 2 (1.06%) Node.js
5 2 (1.06%) React
5 2 (1.06%) RESTful
5 2 (1.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.23%) Management Information System
2 12 (6.38%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (3.72%) Security Operations Centre
4 5 (2.66%) Biotechnology
4 5 (2.66%) Life Science
5 4 (2.13%) User Experience
6 2 (1.06%) iPhone
6 2 (1.06%) Oculus Rift
6 2 (1.06%) Photography
6 2 (1.06%) Replication
6 2 (1.06%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.06%) Social Media
6 2 (1.06%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.53%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.53%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.53%) Derivative
7 1 (0.53%) Equities
7 1 (0.53%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.53%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 30 (15.96%) Linux
2 12 (6.38%) Windows
3 5 (2.66%) Unix
4 2 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (31.38%) Facilities Management
2 52 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (22.87%) Problem-Solving
4 34 (18.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 27 (14.36%) DevOps
6 25 (13.30%) Project Management
6 25 (13.30%) Scrum
7 23 (12.23%) Presales
8 22 (11.70%) Build Automation
8 22 (11.70%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 22 (11.70%) Prototyping
8 22 (11.70%) Rapid Prototyping
9 21 (11.17%) SDLC
9 21 (11.17%) Service Delivery
10 19 (10.11%) Backlog Management
11 17 (9.04%) Microservices
11 17 (9.04%) Software Testing
12 15 (7.98%) Requirements Analysis
13 14 (7.45%) ERP
13 14 (7.45%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (11.70%) Bash
2 18 (9.57%) Java
3 10 (5.32%) SQL
4 8 (4.26%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.13%) C#
5 4 (2.13%) PHP
6 3 (1.60%) Python
7 1 (0.53%) Go
7 1 (0.53%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.53%) Ruby
7 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.53%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 37 (19.68%) Degree
2 29 (15.43%) SC Cleared
2 29 (15.43%) Security Cleared
3 11 (5.85%) ISTQB
4 10 (5.32%) HNC
4 10 (5.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (3.72%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (2.66%) Master's Degree
6 5 (2.66%) SANS
7 4 (2.13%) GCIA
7 4 (2.13%) GCIH
7 4 (2.13%) GSEC
8 3 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.06%) CCNA
9 2 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.06%) JNCIA
9 2 (1.06%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.06%) PMP
10 1 (0.53%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 1 (0.53%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (11.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (9.57%) QA
3 6 (3.19%) SLA
4 4 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 4 (2.13%) SOC 1
4 4 (2.13%) SOC 2
4 4 (2.13%) SOC 3
5 1 (0.53%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.53%) PMO
System Software
1 28 (14.89%) Docker
2 10 (5.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 27 (14.36%) Kubernetes
2 23 (12.23%) Ansible
3 10 (5.32%) HP ALM
3 10 (5.32%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (3.72%) QRadar
5 4 (2.13%) Terraform
6 3 (1.60%) Grafana
6 3 (1.60%) Istio
6 3 (1.60%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.53%) CASB
7 1 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.53%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 64 (34.04%) Microsoft
2 15 (7.98%) Oracle
3 10 (5.32%) HP
3 10 (5.32%) JD Edwards
4 3 (1.60%) Adobe
4 3 (1.60%) Google
4 3 (1.60%) LexisNexis
5 2 (1.06%) AppDynamics
5 2 (1.06%) Apple
5 2 (1.06%) Cisco
5 2 (1.06%) Facebook
5 2 (1.06%) Fortinet
5 2 (1.06%) Juniper
6 1 (0.53%) CyberArk
6 1 (0.53%) New Relic
6 1 (0.53%) Snow
6 1 (0.53%) Splunk