Period
to 17 October 2021

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

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 21 2
Rank change year-on-year +17 -19 +1
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 184 28 143
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 24.86% 8.95% 26.34%
As % of the General category 43.60% 20.29% 55.00%
Number of salaries quoted 65 12 50
10th Percentile £25,700 £27,500 £26,475
25th Percentile £35,000 £30,313 £32,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £53,750 £41,250
Median % change year-on-year -11.63% +30.30% -8.33%
75th Percentile £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £87,000 £87,500
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 422 138 260
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 57.03% 44.09% 47.88%
Number of salaries quoted 230 60 131
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £23,893
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,938 £30,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year - +18.75% -5.88%
75th Percentile £77,500 £60,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £60,750 £72,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,029 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.49% +4.82% +5.00%

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 17 October 2021.

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 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
County Antrim +9 97 £47,500 -11.63% 30
County Armagh - 73 - -
County Down - 7 - - 1
County Londonderry -6 4 £65,000 +73.33%
Social Skills
UK

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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Social Skills.

1 93 (50.54%) Microsoft Excel
1 93 (50.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 79 (42.93%) Microsoft
3 75 (40.76%) Facilities Management
4 71 (38.59%) Microsoft Office
5 53 (28.80%) Degree
6 51 (27.72%) Retail
7 40 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
8 34 (18.48%) Service Delivery
9 31 (16.85%) Java
10 30 (16.30%) Management Information System
10 30 (16.30%) Scrum
10 30 (16.30%) Public Sector
11 29 (15.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 27 (14.67%) Organisational Skills
13 26 (14.13%) QA
14 25 (13.59%) SDLC
15 24 (13.04%) Line Management
16 23 (12.50%) Computer Science
17 22 (11.96%) Oracle
17 22 (11.96%) Software Testing
18 21 (11.41%) Self-Motivation
19 20 (10.87%) Microservices
19 20 (10.87%) SQL
19 20 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
20 19 (10.33%) Problem-Solving
20 19 (10.33%) Analytical Skills
21 17 (9.24%) Presentation Skills
21 17 (9.24%) JIRA
22 16 (8.70%) JavaScript

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 13 (7.07%) Confluence
2 2 (1.09%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.09%) CMS
2 2 (1.09%) WordPress
Applications
1 93 (50.54%) Microsoft Excel
1 93 (50.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 71 (38.59%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (2.17%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (2.17%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.09%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.54%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 15 (8.15%) Oracle EBS
1 15 (8.15%) Oracle ERP
2 12 (6.52%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (2.17%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.43%) AWS
2 7 (3.80%) Azure
3 5 (2.72%) Serverless
4 4 (2.17%) Amazon S3
4 4 (2.17%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (1.63%) Google Workspace
5 3 (1.63%) SaaS
6 2 (1.09%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.54%) Azure Key Vault
7 1 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.54%) Microsoft 365
7 1 (0.54%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.52%) Skype
2 6 (3.26%) Broadband
3 4 (2.17%) Firewall
3 4 (2.17%) SMS
4 3 (1.63%) Network Security
5 1 (0.54%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.26%) MySQL
2 5 (2.72%) NoSQL
2 5 (2.72%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.17%) Amazon Athena
3 4 (2.17%) Amazon Aurora
3 4 (2.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 4 (2.17%) Amazon QuickSight
4 3 (1.63%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.09%) Big Data
5 2 (1.09%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.54%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.54%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (9.24%) JIRA
2 6 (3.26%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.17%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.09%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (1.09%) Selenium
4 2 (1.09%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.54%) Ant
5 1 (0.54%) gulp
5 1 (0.54%) JUnit
5 1 (0.54%) Maven
5 1 (0.54%) SonarQube
General
1 51 (27.72%) Retail
2 30 (16.30%) Public Sector
3 27 (14.67%) Organisational Skills
4 19 (10.33%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (9.24%) Presentation Skills
6 11 (5.98%) Manufacturing
7 10 (5.43%) Banking
8 8 (4.35%) Finance
9 6 (3.26%) Games
9 6 (3.26%) Telecoms
10 5 (2.72%) Back Office
11 4 (2.17%) Marketing
12 3 (1.63%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 2 (1.09%) Law
14 1 (0.54%) Automotive
14 1 (0.54%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.54%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.54%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (12.50%) Analyst
2 17 (9.24%) Developer
3 12 (6.52%) ERP Analyst
3 12 (6.52%) Test Analyst
4 11 (5.98%) Product Owner
5 7 (3.80%) Angular Developer
5 7 (3.80%) Delivery Manager
5 7 (3.80%) Java Developer
6 6 (3.26%) Help Desk Operator
6 6 (3.26%) Security Analyst
6 6 (3.26%) Software Engineer
7 5 (2.72%) Cloud Engineer
7 5 (2.72%) Senior Developer
7 5 (2.72%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (2.17%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (2.17%) Information Manager
8 4 (2.17%) Information Security Manager
8 4 (2.17%) Junior
8 4 (2.17%) Security Manager
8 4 (2.17%) Senior Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.52%) Spring
2 11 (5.98%) HTML
2 11 (5.98%) Spring Boot
3 10 (5.43%) REST
4 9 (4.89%) CSS
5 8 (4.35%) AngularJS
6 6 (3.26%) Web Services
7 5 (2.72%) Hibernate
7 5 (2.72%) Kafka
7 5 (2.72%) Node.js
7 5 (2.72%) Vue.js
8 4 (2.17%) .NET
8 4 (2.17%) Apollo GraphQL
8 4 (2.17%) GraphQL
8 4 (2.17%) HTML5
9 3 (1.63%) jQuery
10 2 (1.09%) CSS3
10 2 (1.09%) J2EE
11 1 (0.54%) XML
11 1 (0.54%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 30 (16.30%) Management Information System
2 21 (11.41%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (3.26%) Security Operations Centre
3 6 (3.26%) Smartphone
3 6 (3.26%) STB
3 6 (3.26%) Virtual Team
4 5 (2.72%) Data Structures
4 5 (2.72%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.72%) Oculus Rift
4 5 (2.72%) User Experience
5 4 (2.17%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.54%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (0.54%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.43%) Linux
2 8 (4.35%) Unix
3 6 (3.26%) Android
3 6 (3.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (40.76%) Facilities Management
2 40 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (18.48%) Service Delivery
4 30 (16.30%) Scrum
5 25 (13.59%) SDLC
6 24 (13.04%) Line Management
7 23 (12.50%) Computer Science
8 22 (11.96%) Software Testing
9 20 (10.87%) Microservices
9 20 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
10 19 (10.33%) Problem-Solving
11 16 (8.70%) Backlog Management
12 15 (8.15%) ERP
12 15 (8.15%) Software Delivery
12 15 (8.15%) Time Management
13 14 (7.61%) Test Automation
13 14 (7.61%) User Stories
13 14 (7.61%) Validation
14 13 (7.07%) Continuous Improvement
14 13 (7.07%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (16.85%) Java
2 20 (10.87%) SQL
3 16 (8.70%) JavaScript
4 14 (7.61%) Python
5 7 (3.80%) Bash Shell
6 6 (3.26%) C
6 6 (3.26%) C++
7 5 (2.72%) Java 8
8 4 (2.17%) Scala
9 3 (1.63%) C#
10 2 (1.09%) PHP
10 2 (1.09%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.09%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.09%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.54%) Java 11
11 1 (0.54%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 53 (28.80%) Degree
2 13 (7.07%) HNC
2 13 (7.07%) ISTQB
3 12 (6.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (4.89%) SC Cleared
4 9 (4.89%) Security Cleared
5 6 (3.26%) Oracle Certification
6 4 (2.17%) AWS Certification
6 4 (2.17%) GCIA
6 4 (2.17%) GCIH
6 4 (2.17%) GSEC
6 4 (2.17%) Numerate Degree
6 4 (2.17%) SANS
7 3 (1.63%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.09%) OCP
8 2 (1.09%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.09%) PMP
9 1 (0.54%) HND
9 1 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.54%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (15.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (14.13%) QA
3 6 (3.26%) SLA
4 4 (2.17%) GDPR
4 4 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 4 (2.17%) SOC 1
4 4 (2.17%) SOC 2
4 4 (2.17%) SOC 3
5 3 (1.63%) PMO
6 1 (0.54%) Accessibility
System Software
1 8 (4.35%) Docker
2 4 (2.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (6.52%) HP ALM
1 12 (6.52%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (5.43%) Kubernetes
3 4 (2.17%) Ansible
3 4 (2.17%) Terraform
4 3 (1.63%) QRadar
5 1 (0.54%) CASB
5 1 (0.54%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 79 (42.93%) Microsoft
2 22 (11.96%) Oracle
3 12 (6.52%) HP
3 12 (6.52%) JD Edwards
4 5 (2.72%) Facebook
5 3 (1.63%) Adobe
6 2 (1.09%) Google
7 1 (0.54%) AppDynamics
7 1 (0.54%) Aruba
7 1 (0.54%) Avaya
7 1 (0.54%) Black Duck
7 1 (0.54%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.54%) Dell
7 1 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.54%) ServiceNow