Period
to

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

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
12 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 10 8 6
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 -3
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 177 133 73
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 20.37% 19.36% 19.84%
As % of the General category 28.87% 35.85% 36.68%
Number of salaries quoted 54 48 30
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £27,500
25th Percentile £36,563 £32,188 £29,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,750 £44,500 £32,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.55% +36.92% -29.73%
75th Percentile £60,938 £55,625 £48,438
90th Percentile £73,625 £74,000 £60,000
UK 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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Northern Ireland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 613 371 199
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 70.54% 54.00% 54.08%
Number of salaries quoted 229 201 80
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +11.76% -
75th Percentile £58,750 £77,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £64,600 £82,500 £60,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

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 12 August 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 12 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
County Antrim +9 138 £48,750 +8.33% 22
County Armagh +2 14 £52,500 -
County Down +1 13 £40,000 - 1
Newry - 11 £40,000 - 1
County Londonderry - 8 - -
Social Skills
UK

For the 6 months to 12 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Social Skills.

1 79 (44.63%) Software Engineering
2 69 (38.98%) Computer Science
3 59 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
4 54 (30.51%) Analytical Skills
4 54 (30.51%) Degree
4 54 (30.51%) Java
5 51 (28.81%) JavaScript
6 49 (27.68%) Azure
6 49 (27.68%) Docker
7 47 (26.55%) AngularJS
8 44 (24.86%) Web Development
9 43 (24.29%) SQL
10 41 (23.16%) Agile
11 40 (22.60%) Project Management
12 39 (22.03%) Node.js
13 35 (19.77%) NoSQL
13 35 (19.77%) .NET
14 34 (19.21%) HTML
14 34 (19.21%) Git (software)
14 34 (19.21%) Go
15 33 (18.64%) CSS
16 32 (18.08%) MVC
16 32 (18.08%) Marketing
17 31 (17.51%) Finance
18 30 (16.95%) ASP.NET
18 30 (16.95%) HTTP
18 30 (16.95%) SSL
18 30 (16.95%) Ruby on Rails
18 30 (16.95%) Ruby
18 30 (16.95%) Angular 2

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 2 (1.13%) MS Exchange
1 2 (1.13%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.56%) CMS
2 1 (0.56%) Moodle
2 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.56%) Totara
2 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (9.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (4.52%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.13%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.56%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.56%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.69%) SAP MDG
2 2 (1.13%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.13%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.13%) MFGPRO
2 2 (1.13%) NetSuite
2 2 (1.13%) Oracle Assets
2 2 (1.13%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (1.13%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.56%) Actimize
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 49 (27.68%) Azure
2 22 (12.43%) AWS
2 22 (12.43%) GitHub
3 13 (7.34%) Figma
4 9 (5.08%) GCP
5 8 (4.52%) Microsoft 365
6 4 (2.26%) SaaS
7 3 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.13%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (1.13%) IaaS
8 2 (1.13%) OpenShift
8 2 (1.13%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (16.95%) HTTP
1 30 (16.95%) SSL
2 18 (10.17%) Internet
3 9 (5.08%) Wireshark
4 2 (1.13%) LAN
4 2 (1.13%) VPN
4 2 (1.13%) WAN
4 2 (1.13%) WebEx
4 2 (1.13%) Wireless
4 2 (1.13%) WLAN
5 1 (0.56%) Firewall
5 1 (0.56%) FTP
5 1 (0.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (19.77%) NoSQL
2 3 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (1.69%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.13%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.13%) Power BI
3 2 (1.13%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.56%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.56%) Big Data
4 1 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.56%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.56%) MySQL
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.56%) Power Query
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.56%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 34 (19.21%) Git (software)
2 15 (8.47%) Maven
3 11 (6.21%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.26%) Robot Framework
4 4 (2.26%) Selenium
5 3 (1.69%) JUnit
6 2 (1.13%) Bitbucket
6 2 (1.13%) IBM UrbanCode
6 2 (1.13%) JIRA
6 2 (1.13%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (1.13%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.56%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 54 (30.51%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (18.08%) Marketing
3 31 (17.51%) Finance
4 12 (6.78%) Influencing Skills
5 10 (5.65%) Electronics
5 10 (5.65%) Organisational Skills
6 9 (5.08%) Pharmaceutical
6 9 (5.08%) Presentation Skills
7 8 (4.52%) Law
8 3 (1.69%) Banking
8 3 (1.69%) Legal
8 3 (1.69%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.69%) Retail
9 2 (1.13%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.56%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 72 (40.68%) Software Engineer
2 27 (15.25%) Graduate
2 27 (15.25%) Graduate Software Engineer
3 16 (9.04%) Analyst
4 12 (6.78%) Business Analyst
5 11 (6.21%) Developer
6 8 (4.52%) Project Manager
7 6 (3.39%) IT Support
7 6 (3.39%) Support Engineer
8 5 (2.82%) IT Analyst
8 5 (2.82%) IT Manager
8 5 (2.82%) Java Developer
9 4 (2.26%) IT Support Analyst
9 4 (2.26%) Software Developer
9 4 (2.26%) Support Analyst
10 3 (1.69%) Consultant
10 3 (1.69%) Designer
10 3 (1.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (1.69%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (1.69%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (26.55%) AngularJS
2 39 (22.03%) Node.js
3 35 (19.77%) .NET
4 34 (19.21%) HTML
5 33 (18.64%) CSS
6 30 (16.95%) Angular 2
6 30 (16.95%) ASP.NET
6 30 (16.95%) Ruby on Rails
7 17 (9.60%) React
8 4 (2.26%) REST
9 3 (1.69%) .NET Core
9 3 (1.69%) jQuery
9 3 (1.69%) JSON
9 3 (1.69%) Spring
9 3 (1.69%) Spring Boot
10 2 (1.13%) GraphQL
10 2 (1.13%) Java EE
10 2 (1.13%) Java SE
10 2 (1.13%) Kafka
10 2 (1.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.17%) User Experience
2 16 (9.04%) Derivative
3 13 (7.34%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (5.08%) Management Information System
4 9 (5.08%) Video\Live Streaming
5 8 (4.52%) Biotechnology
5 8 (4.52%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (3.39%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.26%) Life Science
7 4 (2.26%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.13%) e-Learning
8 2 (1.13%) Equities
8 2 (1.13%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.13%) iPad
8 2 (1.13%) Learning Management System
8 2 (1.13%) Legacy Applications
8 2 (1.13%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.56%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (0.56%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 22 (12.43%) Windows
2 14 (7.91%) Linux
3 10 (5.65%) Android
3 10 (5.65%) Apple iOS
4 9 (5.08%) Embedded Linux
5 6 (3.39%) Windows 10
5 6 (3.39%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.69%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.13%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (1.13%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (0.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (44.63%) Software Engineering
2 69 (38.98%) Computer Science
3 59 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
4 44 (24.86%) Web Development
5 41 (23.16%) Agile
6 40 (22.60%) Project Management
7 32 (18.08%) MVC
8 23 (12.99%) Continuous Improvement
8 23 (12.99%) Data Protection
8 23 (12.99%) SDLC
9 22 (12.43%) Migration
9 22 (12.43%) TDD
10 18 (10.17%) Continuous Deployment
10 18 (10.17%) Risk Management
11 17 (9.60%) UX Design
12 16 (9.04%) Decision-Making
12 16 (9.04%) OO
13 15 (8.47%) Microservices
13 15 (8.47%) Project Delivery
14 14 (7.91%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 54 (30.51%) Java
2 51 (28.81%) JavaScript
3 43 (24.29%) SQL
4 34 (19.21%) Go
5 30 (16.95%) Ruby
6 17 (9.60%) Python
7 13 (7.34%) TypeScript
8 9 (5.08%) Bash
8 9 (5.08%) Kotlin
8 9 (5.08%) Perl
9 7 (3.95%) C++
10 3 (1.69%) C#
11 2 (1.13%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.56%) C
12 1 (0.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 54 (30.51%) Degree
2 16 (9.04%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (6.21%) Master's Degree
4 3 (1.69%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (1.13%) AAT
5 2 (1.13%) ACCA
5 2 (1.13%) CIMA
5 2 (1.13%) CIW
5 2 (1.13%) OCP
5 2 (1.13%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (1.13%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.56%) CGEIT
6 1 (0.56%) CISM
6 1 (0.56%) CISSP
6 1 (0.56%) CRISC
6 1 (0.56%) HNC
6 1 (0.56%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.56%) MCP
6 1 (0.56%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.21%) PMO
2 10 (5.65%) QA
3 5 (2.82%) SLA
4 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.56%) GDPR
4 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.56%) NIST
System Software
1 49 (27.68%) Docker
2 9 (5.08%) Firmware
3 8 (4.52%) Active Directory
4 6 (3.39%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.69%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.13%) vSphere
7 1 (0.56%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 17 (9.60%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.69%) SCCM
3 1 (0.56%) Autotask
Vendors
1 18 (10.17%) CyberSource
1 18 (10.17%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.34%) Micro Focus
3 9 (5.08%) Xamarin
4 7 (3.95%) Oracle
4 7 (3.95%) SAP
5 6 (3.39%) VMware
6 4 (2.26%) Juniper
7 3 (1.69%) Citrix
8 2 (1.13%) ABBYY
8 2 (1.13%) Adobe
8 2 (1.13%) Apple
8 2 (1.13%) Automation Anywhere
8 2 (1.13%) Cisco
8 2 (1.13%) IFS
8 2 (1.13%) JD Edwards
8 2 (1.13%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.13%) UiPath
9 1 (0.56%) Epicor
9 1 (0.56%) Okta