Period
to

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Social Skills over the 6 months to 15 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
15 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 2 3 5
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 1,490 886 394
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 26.26% 20.32% 19.31%
As % of the General category 39.14% 38.19% 40.20%
Number of salaries quoted 806 496 253
10th Percentile £31,000 £26,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £37,664 £33,938 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% +3.45%
75th Percentile £68,651 £57,500 £56,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £67,500 £68,750
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 Scotland with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 3,807 2,320 980
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 67.11% 53.20% 48.04%
Number of salaries quoted 2,093 1,319 613
10th Percentile £31,569 £28,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £40,750 £37,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +4.21% +4.78%
75th Percentile £70,000 £60,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £83,750 £74,150 £68,750
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 Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Social Skills in Scotland

Social Skills
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Social Skills in Scotland

Social Skills
Salary Histogram in Scotland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Social Skills in Scotland over the 6 months to 15 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Social Skills in Scotland

Social Skills
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Social Skills within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 15 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
Edinburgh -1 509 £55,000 +15.70% 78
Glasgow +2 420 £47,900 +0.84% 89
Aberdeen +10 81 £55,000 - 14
Fife +4 61 £42,500 +41.67% 4
Dundee +3 48 £40,271 -15.22% 3
West Lothian -1 45 £52,500 +5.00% 4
Lanarkshire -9 27 £26,000 -56.67%
Stirling +8 26 £70,000 +66.67% 5
Aberdeenshire - 22 £60,000 -
East Lothian - 20 - -
Dunbartonshire - 19 - -
Perthshire - 19 £26,500 - 1
North Lanarkshire +1 15 £62,500 - 2
Moray - 14 - -
Perth and Kinross 0 13 £26,500 -47.00% 5
Midlothian - 12 £19,500 - 1
Argyll and Bute - 10 £48,500 - 5
West Dunbartonshire - 9 £37,500 - 2
Renfrewshire -3 8 £29,097 - 5
South Lanarkshire 0 7 £120,000 +300.00% 3
Falkirk +2 6 £26,680 -49.18% 1
Scottish Borders -1 6 - - 1
Clackmannanshire +1 5 - -
Inverclyde -2 5 £51,000 -0.49%
Shetland Islands - 5 - -
Ayrshire -5 3 - -
Orkney Islands - 2 - -
East Ayrshire - 2 £32,500 - 3
Highlands +5 1 - - 2
North Ayrshire - 1 - - 4
Strathclyde - 1 - -
Ross-shire - 1 - - 1
Social Skills
UK

For the 6 months to 15 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Social Skills.

1 423 (28.39%) Problem-Solving
2 406 (27.25%) Agile
3 374 (25.10%) Finance
4 368 (24.70%) Degree
5 318 (21.34%) Azure
6 313 (21.01%) SQL
7 284 (19.06%) Analytical Skills
8 246 (16.51%) Microsoft
9 232 (15.57%) JavaScript
10 228 (15.30%) .NET
10 228 (15.30%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 206 (13.83%) Software Engineering
12 197 (13.22%) Java
13 169 (11.34%) Mentoring
14 157 (10.54%) Analytics
15 147 (9.87%) Marketing
16 145 (9.73%) HTML
16 145 (9.73%) Banking
17 144 (9.66%) Project Management
18 142 (9.53%) Python
19 139 (9.33%) Computer Science
20 138 (9.26%) MVC
21 135 (9.06%) Git (software)
22 129 (8.66%) AngularJS
22 129 (8.66%) Self-Motivation
23 128 (8.59%) CSS
24 126 (8.46%) Continuous Improvement
25 123 (8.26%) SQL Server
26 122 (8.19%) AWS
26 122 (8.19%) CI/CD

Social Skills
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 72 (4.83%) SAS
2 42 (2.82%) SharePoint
3 32 (2.15%) Apache Spark
4 14 (0.94%) Apache Airflow
5 13 (0.87%) Apache Pig
5 13 (0.87%) Luigi
6 12 (0.81%) Confluence
7 11 (0.74%) MS Exchange
8 10 (0.67%) CMS
9 7 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 7 (0.47%) Umbraco
10 5 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (0.27%) ArcGIS
12 3 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
13 2 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2013
13 2 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (0.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 80 (5.37%) Microsoft Office
2 53 (3.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (1.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (1.28%) MS Visio
5 16 (1.07%) InVision
5 16 (1.07%) Sketch
5 16 (1.07%) Zeplin
6 10 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
7 9 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.27%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.27%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.20%) Adobe XD
9 3 (0.20%) Simulink
10 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.067%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.067%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.067%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.067%) Blender
11 1 (0.067%) InCopy
11 1 (0.067%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 21 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (0.94%) NetSuite
4 13 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
4 13 (0.87%) Dynamics NAV
4 13 (0.87%) Sage 200
4 13 (0.87%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.13%) Eloqua
5 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.13%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.067%) JDE OneWorld
6 1 (0.067%) Magento
6 1 (0.067%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 1 (0.067%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.067%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.067%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.067%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.067%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 318 (21.34%) Azure
2 122 (8.19%) AWS
3 87 (5.84%) Power Platform
4 77 (5.17%) Microsoft 365
5 59 (3.96%) SaaS
6 46 (3.09%) Azure DevOps
7 26 (1.74%) Figma
8 25 (1.68%) GCP
9 24 (1.61%) IaaS
10 17 (1.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 16 (1.07%) Azure Sentinel
11 16 (1.07%) GitHub
11 16 (1.07%) PaaS
12 13 (0.87%) Amazon Kinesis
12 13 (0.87%) Snowflake
13 12 (0.81%) Google Analytics
13 12 (0.81%) Serverless
14 11 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
15 10 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
15 10 (0.67%) Rubrik
Communications & Networking
1 95 (6.38%) HTTP
2 87 (5.84%) SSL
3 45 (3.02%) Firewall
4 36 (2.42%) Internet
5 27 (1.81%) WAN
6 26 (1.74%) Broadband
7 23 (1.54%) LAN
8 19 (1.28%) Network Security
9 18 (1.21%) Multicast
10 16 (1.07%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
11 15 (1.01%) DNS
12 13 (0.87%) TCP/IP
13 11 (0.74%) Cisco IOS
13 11 (0.74%) DHCP
14 10 (0.67%) NX-OS
15 7 (0.47%) Remote Desktop
15 7 (0.47%) VoIP
16 6 (0.40%) SNMP
16 6 (0.40%) VLAN
16 6 (0.40%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (8.26%) SQL Server
2 96 (6.44%) NoSQL
3 76 (5.10%) Power BI
4 52 (3.49%) Relational Database
5 48 (3.22%) Big Data
6 37 (2.48%) Tableau
7 26 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
8 21 (1.41%) Hadoop
9 18 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
10 17 (1.14%) MySQL
11 16 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 16 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 13 (0.87%) Data Lake
13 10 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
13 10 (0.67%) MongoDB
14 7 (0.47%) Oracle Database
15 6 (0.40%) Azure SQL Database
15 6 (0.40%) MS Access
15 6 (0.40%) QlikView
15 6 (0.40%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 135 (9.06%) Git (software)
2 45 (3.02%) JIRA
3 24 (1.61%) Jenkins
4 23 (1.54%) Selenium
5 17 (1.14%) Visual Studio
6 12 (0.81%) ER Studio
6 12 (0.81%) ERwin
7 9 (0.60%) WebDriver
8 8 (0.54%) Cucumber
8 8 (0.54%) GitLab
9 7 (0.47%) Bitbucket
9 7 (0.47%) Cypress.io
9 7 (0.47%) JMeter
9 7 (0.47%) Postman
9 7 (0.47%) Protractor
9 7 (0.47%) Terragrunt
10 6 (0.40%) SpecFlow
10 6 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 5 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
11 5 (0.34%) RSpec
General
1 374 (25.10%) Finance
2 284 (19.06%) Analytical Skills
3 228 (15.30%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 147 (9.87%) Marketing
5 145 (9.73%) Banking
6 110 (7.38%) Presentation Skills
7 73 (4.90%) Influencing Skills
8 70 (4.70%) Organisational Skills
9 58 (3.89%) Public Sector
10 55 (3.69%) Legal
11 51 (3.42%) Law
11 51 (3.42%) Military
12 48 (3.22%) Manufacturing
12 48 (3.22%) Retail
13 43 (2.89%) Aviation
14 40 (2.68%) Games
15 37 (2.48%) Advertising
16 33 (2.21%) Aerospace
17 28 (1.88%) Documentation Skills
18 24 (1.61%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 247 (16.58%) Developer
2 189 (12.68%) Analyst
3 138 (9.26%) Software Engineer
4 81 (5.44%) Graduate
5 79 (5.30%) Consultant
6 77 (5.17%) .NET Developer
7 63 (4.23%) Business Analyst
8 58 (3.89%) Programmer
9 55 (3.69%) Project Manager
10 54 (3.62%) Architect
10 54 (3.62%) Support Engineer
11 42 (2.82%) Java Developer
12 37 (2.48%) Statistical Programmer
13 36 (2.42%) C# Developer
14 35 (2.35%) C# .NET Developer
14 35 (2.35%) Graduate Support Engineer
14 35 (2.35%) Junior
14 35 (2.35%) Technical Support
14 35 (2.35%) Technical Support Engineer
15 34 (2.28%) Graduate Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 228 (15.30%) .NET
2 145 (9.73%) HTML
3 129 (8.66%) AngularJS
4 128 (8.59%) CSS
5 114 (7.65%) ASP.NET
6 109 (7.32%) Node.js
7 92 (6.17%) Ruby on Rails
8 85 (5.70%) Angular 2
9 60 (4.03%) React
10 49 (3.29%) .NET Framework
11 33 (2.21%) WinForms
12 29 (1.95%) Spring
13 26 (1.74%) .NET Core
13 26 (1.74%) ASP.NET MVC
13 26 (1.74%) REST
14 25 (1.68%) Entity Framework
15 24 (1.61%) OLE
16 23 (1.54%) Django
17 20 (1.34%) RESTful
18 19 (1.28%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 129 (8.66%) Self-Motivation
2 56 (3.76%) User Experience
3 51 (3.42%) Management Information System
4 47 (3.15%) Driving Licence
5 33 (2.21%) Virtual Team
6 26 (1.74%) IoT
7 22 (1.48%) Public Cloud
8 20 (1.34%) Data Centre
9 19 (1.28%) Mobile App
9 19 (1.28%) Security Operations Centre
10 18 (1.21%) Digital Signage
10 18 (1.21%) IPTV
10 18 (1.21%) MPEG
10 18 (1.21%) PCIe
10 18 (1.21%) Renewable Energy
10 18 (1.21%) SIMD
10 18 (1.21%) Social Media
10 18 (1.21%) Video\Live Streaming
11 16 (1.07%) Cloud Native
12 15 (1.01%) CSOC
Operating Systems
1 112 (7.52%) Windows
2 85 (5.70%) Linux
3 55 (3.69%) Unix
4 24 (1.61%) AIX
4 24 (1.61%) Windows Server
5 15 (1.01%) Apple iOS
6 13 (0.87%) Android
6 13 (0.87%) Windows Server 2016
7 10 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (0.47%) Ubuntu
8 7 (0.47%) Windows Server 2019
9 6 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.27%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.20%) CentOS
12 2 (0.13%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.13%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.13%) VMS
12 2 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 423 (28.39%) Problem-Solving
2 406 (27.25%) Agile
3 206 (13.83%) Software Engineering
4 169 (11.34%) Mentoring
5 157 (10.54%) Analytics
6 144 (9.66%) Project Management
7 139 (9.33%) Computer Science
8 138 (9.26%) MVC
9 126 (8.46%) Continuous Improvement
10 122 (8.19%) CI/CD
11 117 (7.85%) Scrum
12 113 (7.58%) DevOps
13 112 (7.52%) Web Development
14 109 (7.32%) Coaching
15 108 (7.25%) Stakeholder Management
16 100 (6.71%) Business Intelligence
17 99 (6.64%) ITIL
18 94 (6.31%) Mathematics
19 88 (5.91%) Project Delivery
20 87 (5.84%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 313 (21.01%) SQL
2 232 (15.57%) JavaScript
3 197 (13.22%) Java
4 142 (9.53%) Python
5 115 (7.72%) C#
6 101 (6.78%) Ruby
7 85 (5.70%) Go
8 58 (3.89%) C
9 57 (3.83%) R
10 38 (2.55%) Shell Script
11 33 (2.21%) C++
11 33 (2.21%) PowerShell
12 27 (1.81%) TypeScript
13 21 (1.41%) T-SQL
14 15 (1.01%) Embedded C
15 13 (0.87%) Perl
16 11 (0.74%) VBA
17 10 (0.67%) PHP
17 10 (0.67%) PL/SQL
18 8 (0.54%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 368 (24.70%) Degree
2 110 (7.38%) Security Cleared
3 80 (5.37%) Computer Science Degree
4 28 (1.88%) CIPD
5 23 (1.54%) DV Cleared
6 22 (1.48%) CISSP
6 22 (1.48%) Master's Degree
7 21 (1.41%) HNC
8 20 (1.34%) PhD
8 20 (1.34%) SC Cleared
9 19 (1.28%) CISM
10 11 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (0.74%) Numerate Degree
11 10 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
11 10 (0.67%) CCNA
11 10 (0.67%) HND
11 10 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 8 (0.54%) ISTQB
12 8 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (6.04%) QA
2 34 (2.28%) GDPR
3 31 (2.08%) SLA
4 30 (2.01%) Good Clinical Practice
5 27 (1.81%) Data Quality
6 25 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 21 (1.41%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 20 (1.34%) ISO 9001
9 19 (1.28%) ISO 14001
10 16 (1.07%) Accessibility
11 11 (0.74%) NCSC
11 11 (0.74%) NIST
12 9 (0.60%) CDISC
13 8 (0.54%) GLP
14 7 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 7 (0.47%) PCI DSS
14 7 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 6 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
16 5 (0.34%) HL7
16 5 (0.34%) RMADS
System Software
1 118 (7.92%) Docker
2 50 (3.36%) Active Directory
3 20 (1.34%) Firmware
4 18 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (0.87%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.40%) vSphere
7 3 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.13%) KVM
8 2 (0.13%) RACF
8 2 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.067%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.067%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.067%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 49 (3.29%) Kubernetes
2 44 (2.95%) Terraform
3 15 (1.01%) Ansible
4 14 (0.94%) Kibana
5 10 (0.67%) SCCM
6 8 (0.54%) CASB
7 6 (0.40%) WSUS
8 5 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (0.34%) Nexpose
9 4 (0.27%) FortiGate
9 4 (0.27%) Puppet
10 3 (0.20%) CSIRT
10 3 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.13%) Packer
11 2 (0.13%) zSecure
12 1 (0.067%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 1 (0.067%) Nessus
12 1 (0.067%) Red Hat Satellite
12 1 (0.067%) SCOM
12 1 (0.067%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 246 (16.51%) Microsoft
2 77 (5.17%) Oracle
3 46 (3.09%) Google
4 41 (2.75%) Cisco
5 30 (2.01%) Adobe
6 29 (1.95%) SAP
7 27 (1.81%) FIS
8 24 (1.61%) Splunk
9 23 (1.54%) VMware
10 19 (1.28%) Hitachi
11 15 (1.01%) Cognos
11 15 (1.01%) Databricks
11 15 (1.01%) Teradata
12 13 (0.87%) HP
12 13 (0.87%) Sage
12 13 (0.87%) ServiceNow
13 12 (0.81%) CrowdStrike
14 10 (0.67%) Juniper
14 10 (0.67%) Palo Alto
14 10 (0.67%) Zerto