Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
23 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 10 4 3
Rank change year-on-year -6 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 113 83 163
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 18.43% 22.55% 25.59%
As % of the General category 36.93% 40.29% 51.42%
Number of salaries quoted 41 32 67
10th Percentile £26,750 £27,500 £25,850
25th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £34,375
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £32,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +23.08% -35.00% +17.65%
75th Percentile £65,000 £47,813 £75,625
90th Percentile £77,500 £58,875 £87,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £49,000
% change year-on-year +1.94% +5.10% +3.16%

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 306 206 317
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 49.92% 55.98% 49.76%
Number of salaries quoted 164 83 177
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £24,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £29,000 £30,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,250 £40,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +18.13% -5.88% +8.28%
75th Percentile £77,500 £55,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £60,000 £78,000
UK median annual salary £56,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +1.82% +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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -12 72 £40,000 +23.08% 28
County Armagh - 31 - - 4
County Down - 7 - -
Social Skills
UK

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 48 (42.48%) Degree
2 41 (36.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (36.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 39 (34.51%) Microsoft
4 38 (33.63%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (32.74%) Microsoft Office
6 32 (28.32%) DNA
7 31 (27.43%) Facilities Management
8 26 (23.01%) Java
9 25 (22.12%) Computer Science
10 23 (20.35%) JavaScript
11 20 (17.70%) Management Information System
11 20 (17.70%) Analytical Skills
12 18 (15.93%) Retail
12 18 (15.93%) SQL
12 18 (15.93%) Oracle
12 18 (15.93%) QA
13 17 (15.04%) C++
13 17 (15.04%) HTML
13 17 (15.04%) Python
14 16 (14.16%) Linux
14 16 (14.16%) Service Delivery
15 15 (13.27%) Self-Motivation
16 14 (12.39%) Public Sector
16 14 (12.39%) Software Engineering
17 13 (11.50%) Spring
17 13 (11.50%) C
17 13 (11.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 13 (11.50%) Product Management
17 13 (11.50%) REST

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 (3.54%) JBoss
1 4 (3.54%) Tomcat
1 4 (3.54%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.65%) Confluence
3 1 (0.88%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.88%) CMS
3 1 (0.88%) WordPress
Applications
1 41 (36.28%) Microsoft Excel
1 41 (36.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 37 (32.74%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.88%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (8.85%) Oracle ERP
2 6 (5.31%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (3.54%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (2.65%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (2.65%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (1.77%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (1.77%) SAP FI-AR
6 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.08%) AWS
2 6 (5.31%) Amazon S3
3 4 (3.54%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (3.54%) Azure
3 4 (3.54%) Google Workspace
3 4 (3.54%) SaaS
3 4 (3.54%) Serverless
4 2 (1.77%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.77%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (1.77%) Microsoft 365
4 2 (1.77%) Route 53
5 1 (0.88%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.88%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.88%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.31%) Broadband
2 5 (4.42%) Skype
3 4 (3.54%) HTTP
3 4 (3.54%) RTP
3 4 (3.54%) RTSP
3 4 (3.54%) SMS
3 4 (3.54%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.54%) Wireshark
4 3 (2.65%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.42%) MySQL
1 5 (4.42%) Oracle Database
1 5 (4.42%) Relational Database
2 4 (3.54%) Amazon Athena
2 4 (3.54%) Amazon Aurora
2 4 (3.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 4 (3.54%) Amazon QuickSight
2 4 (3.54%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.77%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.77%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.88%) Big Data
4 1 (0.88%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (8.85%) Git (software)
2 8 (7.08%) JIRA
3 4 (3.54%) GoogleTest
3 4 (3.54%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.54%) Subversion
4 1 (0.88%) Ant
4 1 (0.88%) CircleCI
4 1 (0.88%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.88%) gulp
4 1 (0.88%) Maven
4 1 (0.88%) Selenium
4 1 (0.88%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.88%) TeamCity
General
1 20 (17.70%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (15.93%) Retail
3 14 (12.39%) Public Sector
4 13 (11.50%) Organisational Skills
5 11 (9.73%) Presentation Skills
6 8 (7.08%) Finance
7 7 (6.19%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 6 (5.31%) Telecoms
9 5 (4.42%) Banking
9 5 (4.42%) Electronics
9 5 (4.42%) Games
10 4 (3.54%) Manufacturing
11 2 (1.77%) Billing
11 2 (1.77%) Marketing
12 1 (0.88%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.88%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 19 (16.81%) Developer
2 12 (10.62%) Java Developer
3 11 (9.73%) Analyst
4 10 (8.85%) Software Engineer
5 6 (5.31%) AWS Engineer
5 6 (5.31%) UI Specialist
5 6 (5.31%) UX Specialist
6 5 (4.42%) Angular Developer
6 5 (4.42%) Senior Developer
7 4 (3.54%) Cloud Engineer
7 4 (3.54%) Consultant
7 4 (3.54%) Firmware Engineer
7 4 (3.54%) Senior Cloud Engineer
7 4 (3.54%) Senior Firmware Engineer
7 4 (3.54%) Senior Software Engineer
8 3 (2.65%) Embedded C++ Engineer
8 3 (2.65%) ERP Consultant
8 3 (2.65%) Junior Analyst
8 3 (2.65%) PMO Analyst
8 3 (2.65%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (15.04%) HTML
2 13 (11.50%) REST
2 13 (11.50%) Spring
3 12 (10.62%) CSS
4 11 (9.73%) Spring Boot
5 9 (7.96%) AngularJS
6 8 (7.08%) Node.js
7 7 (6.19%) Hibernate
7 7 (6.19%) HTML5
8 6 (5.31%) Kafka
9 5 (4.42%) Java EE
9 5 (4.42%) Web Services
10 4 (3.54%) .NET
10 4 (3.54%) Apollo GraphQL
10 4 (3.54%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 4 (3.54%) GraphQL
10 4 (3.54%) Vue.js
11 2 (1.77%) jQuery
12 1 (0.88%) JSON
12 1 (0.88%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 20 (17.70%) Management Information System
2 15 (13.27%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (7.08%) User Experience
4 6 (5.31%) Smart City
4 6 (5.31%) Smartphone
4 6 (5.31%) STB
5 4 (3.54%) Client/Server
5 4 (3.54%) Data Structures
5 4 (3.54%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.54%) Oculus Rift
5 4 (3.54%) Video\Live Streaming
5 4 (3.54%) Virtual Team
6 3 (2.65%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.65%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.88%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 16 (14.16%) Linux
2 7 (6.19%) Unix
3 6 (5.31%) Android
3 6 (5.31%) Apple iOS
4 4 (3.54%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (3.54%) Windows
5 2 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (33.63%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (28.32%) DNA
3 31 (27.43%) Facilities Management
4 25 (22.12%) Computer Science
5 16 (14.16%) Service Delivery
6 14 (12.39%) Software Engineering
7 13 (11.50%) Product Management
8 12 (10.62%) Line Management
8 12 (10.62%) Scrum
8 12 (10.62%) Software Testing
9 11 (9.73%) SDLC
9 11 (9.73%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (9.73%) Test Automation
10 10 (8.85%) ERP
11 9 (7.96%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (7.96%) Software Delivery
12 8 (7.08%) Microservices
12 8 (7.08%) Open Source
13 7 (6.19%) DevOps
13 7 (6.19%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (23.01%) Java
2 23 (20.35%) JavaScript
3 18 (15.93%) SQL
4 17 (15.04%) C++
4 17 (15.04%) Python
5 13 (11.50%) C
6 7 (6.19%) Bash Shell
6 7 (6.19%) Java 8
7 4 (3.54%) Perl
7 4 (3.54%) Scala
8 3 (2.65%) Embedded C++
9 2 (1.77%) C#
9 2 (1.77%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.77%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.88%) Java 11
10 1 (0.88%) PHP
10 1 (0.88%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 48 (42.48%) Degree
2 7 (6.19%) HNC
3 6 (5.31%) AWS Certification
3 6 (5.31%) ISTQB
3 6 (5.31%) Oracle Certification
4 4 (3.54%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (3.54%) Numerate Degree
5 3 (2.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.65%) PhD
6 2 (1.77%) OCP
6 2 (1.77%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.77%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.88%) HND
7 1 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.88%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (15.93%) QA
2 13 (11.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.54%) GDPR
3 4 (3.54%) JTAG
4 3 (2.65%) MISRA
4 3 (2.65%) PMO
5 2 (1.77%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (5.31%) Docker
2 4 (3.54%) Firmware
3 1 (0.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (6.19%) Kubernetes
2 6 (5.31%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (3.54%) Terraform
4 3 (2.65%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 39 (34.51%) Microsoft
2 18 (15.93%) Oracle
3 6 (5.31%) HP
4 5 (4.42%) SAP
5 4 (3.54%) Facebook
5 4 (3.54%) Google
5 4 (3.54%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (2.65%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.88%) Adobe
7 1 (0.88%) Aruba
7 1 (0.88%) Avaya
7 1 (0.88%) Black Duck
7 1 (0.88%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.88%) CommVault
7 1 (0.88%) Dell
7 1 (0.88%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.88%) Veeam