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

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
17 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 15 3 9
Rank change year-on-year -12 +6 -6
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 62 135 142
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 15.54% 27.49% 18.64%
As % of the General category 41.89% 50.94% 40.11%
Number of salaries quoted 33 73 67
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,500 £26,400
25th Percentile £32,500 £29,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - -11.11% +12.50%
75th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £72,500
90th Percentile £72,000 £60,000 £87,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 148 265 354
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 37.09% 53.97% 46.46%
Number of salaries quoted 90 152 212
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £25,750
25th Percentile £32,500 £32,000 £32,188
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £41,250 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.03% -8.33% +12.50%
75th Percentile £52,500 £55,000 £54,063
90th Percentile £70,250 £60,000 £72,950
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +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 May 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 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
County Antrim -10 54 £44,500 +8.54% 8
County Armagh - 2 - -
Social Skills
UK

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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Social Skills.

1 34 (54.84%) Degree
2 30 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (27.42%) Computer Science
4 16 (25.81%) JavaScript
5 15 (24.19%) C++
5 15 (24.19%) Linux
6 14 (22.58%) Microsoft
6 14 (22.58%) Product Management
7 13 (20.97%) HTML
7 13 (20.97%) Software Engineering
8 12 (19.35%) Test Automation
8 12 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (17.74%) Management Information System
9 11 (17.74%) Oracle
9 11 (17.74%) Windows
10 9 (14.52%) CSS
10 9 (14.52%) Java
10 9 (14.52%) QA
10 9 (14.52%) Self-Motivation
10 9 (14.52%) Azure
10 9 (14.52%) REST
11 8 (12.90%) Open Source
11 8 (12.90%) Collaborative Working
11 8 (12.90%) Computer Science Degree
11 8 (12.90%) DevOps
11 8 (12.90%) Scrum
11 8 (12.90%) C
11 8 (12.90%) Configuration Management
11 8 (12.90%) Presentation Skills
12 7 (11.29%) Technical Debt

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 4 (6.45%) JBoss
1 4 (6.45%) Tomcat
1 4 (6.45%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.23%) Appian
3 1 (1.61%) Confluence
3 1 (1.61%) Moodle
Applications
1 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (9.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (9.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.61%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (11.29%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (4.84%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (4.84%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (3.23%) SAP FI-AR
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.52%) Azure
2 6 (9.68%) AWS
3 4 (6.45%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (6.45%) Amazon ELB
3 4 (6.45%) Amazon S3
3 4 (6.45%) Route 53
4 3 (4.84%) Google Workspace
4 3 (4.84%) SaaS
5 1 (1.61%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.61%) GCP
5 1 (1.61%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.29%) HTTP
1 7 (11.29%) RTP
1 7 (11.29%) RTSP
2 4 (6.45%) LAN
2 4 (6.45%) TCP/IP
2 4 (6.45%) WAN
2 4 (6.45%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.45%) Amazon RDS
1 4 (6.45%) MySQL
1 4 (6.45%) Relational Database
1 4 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (11.29%) Git (software)
1 7 (11.29%) GoogleTest
2 5 (8.06%) JIRA
3 4 (6.45%) Subversion
4 2 (3.23%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.61%) CircleCI
5 1 (1.61%) Robot Framework
5 1 (1.61%) Selenium
5 1 (1.61%) SonarQube
General
1 12 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (12.90%) Presentation Skills
3 6 (9.68%) Electronics
4 5 (8.06%) Finance
5 4 (6.45%) Banking
5 4 (6.45%) Manufacturing
6 2 (3.23%) Billing
6 2 (3.23%) Influencing Skills
6 2 (3.23%) Retail
7 1 (1.61%) Games
7 1 (1.61%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 11 (17.74%) Developer
2 8 (12.90%) Software Engineer
3 7 (11.29%) Java Developer
4 6 (9.68%) Senior Software Engineer
4 6 (9.68%) UI Specialist
4 6 (9.68%) UX Specialist
5 4 (6.45%) Analyst
5 4 (6.45%) AWS DevOps
5 4 (6.45%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) AWS Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Consultant
5 4 (6.45%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Embedded Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Firmware Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Senior Firmware Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) ERP Consultant
6 3 (4.84%) PMO Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) Storage Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.97%) HTML
2 9 (14.52%) CSS
2 9 (14.52%) REST
3 7 (11.29%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 6 (9.68%) HTML5
5 5 (8.06%) AngularJS
6 4 (6.45%) Java EE
6 4 (6.45%) Node.js
7 3 (4.84%) Ajax
7 3 (4.84%) Hibernate
7 3 (4.84%) Kafka
7 3 (4.84%) Spring
7 3 (4.84%) Spring Boot
7 3 (4.84%) Web Services
8 2 (3.23%) JDBC
8 2 (3.23%) JMS
8 2 (3.23%) SOAP
8 2 (3.23%) WSDL
8 2 (3.23%) XML
8 2 (3.23%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.74%) Management Information System
2 9 (14.52%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (11.29%) User Experience
4 6 (9.68%) Smart City
5 4 (6.45%) Algorithms
5 4 (6.45%) Video\Live Streaming
6 1 (1.61%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.61%) Learning Management System
6 1 (1.61%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 15 (24.19%) Linux
2 11 (17.74%) Windows
3 4 (6.45%) Embedded Linux
3 4 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (6.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (27.42%) Computer Science
3 14 (22.58%) Product Management
4 13 (20.97%) Software Engineering
5 12 (19.35%) Test Automation
6 8 (12.90%) Collaborative Working
6 8 (12.90%) Configuration Management
6 8 (12.90%) DevOps
6 8 (12.90%) Open Source
6 8 (12.90%) Scrum
7 7 (11.29%) Artificial Intelligence
7 7 (11.29%) ERP
7 7 (11.29%) Front End Development
7 7 (11.29%) ITIL
7 7 (11.29%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (11.29%) Technical Debt
7 7 (11.29%) Wireframes
8 6 (9.68%) Rapid Prototyping
8 6 (9.68%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.81%) JavaScript
2 15 (24.19%) C++
3 9 (14.52%) Java
4 8 (12.90%) C
5 5 (8.06%) Bash Shell
5 5 (8.06%) Python
5 5 (8.06%) SQL
6 4 (6.45%) Embedded C++
6 4 (6.45%) Perl
7 3 (4.84%) Java 8
8 2 (3.23%) C#
8 2 (3.23%) PHP
9 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (54.84%) Degree
2 8 (12.90%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (6.45%) AWS Certification
3 4 (6.45%) PhD
4 3 (4.84%) HNC
4 3 (4.84%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.84%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.52%) QA
2 4 (6.45%) JTAG
2 4 (6.45%) MISRA
3 3 (4.84%) PMO
4 2 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (8.06%) Active Directory
1 5 (8.06%) Firmware
2 4 (6.45%) Docker
2 4 (6.45%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (6.45%) Kubernetes
1 4 (6.45%) vCenter Server
1 4 (6.45%) vRealize
2 3 (4.84%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.61%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (22.58%) Microsoft
2 11 (17.74%) Oracle
3 7 (11.29%) Google
4 5 (8.06%) SAP
4 5 (8.06%) Veeam
5 4 (6.45%) VMware
6 3 (4.84%) HP
6 3 (4.84%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.61%) Aruba
7 1 (1.61%) Avaya
7 1 (1.61%) Black Duck
7 1 (1.61%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.61%) CommVault
7 1 (1.61%) Dell
7 1 (1.61%) ServiceNow