Period
to 23 July 2021

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

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 4 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 888 472 1,282
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 19.96% 20.01% 23.87%
As % of the General category 37.84% 41.37% 43.75%
Number of salaries quoted 514 292 813
10th Percentile £26,250 £29,275 £28,250
25th Percentile £33,750 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%
75th Percentile £57,500 £56,563 £58,602
90th Percentile £65,000 £70,900 £71,850
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 Scotland with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2,347 1,141 2,930
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 52.77% 48.37% 54.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1,328 685 1,871
10th Percentile £28,750 £30,600 £29,750
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £58,780
90th Percentile £73,825 £70,000 £72,500
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 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 23 July 2021.

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 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
Edinburgh -4 333 £49,000 +3.16% 82
Glasgow +4 292 £46,500 +9.82% 77
Dundee +13 46 £47,500 - 8
Aberdeen -6 42 £55,000 +29.41% 8
Highlands - 34 £35,000 - 6
Scottish Borders +1 28 £45,000 -28.00%
West Lothian +1 28 £45,000 +36.36% 3
Perth and Kinross - 12 £50,000 -
Fife +2 11 £30,000 -31.62% 4
North Lanarkshire +1 10 - - 3
Lanarkshire - 5 £60,000 - 3
Ayrshire - 4 - -
Dumfries and Galloway - 4 £24,500 -
South Lanarkshire -2 3 £30,000 -33.33% 1
Falkirk - 2 £52,500 - 1
Renfrewshire -1 1 - - 7
Inverclyde - 1 £65,000 -
Clackmannanshire - 1 - - 1
Midlothian - 1 £25,825 -
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 Scotland region with a requirement for Social Skills.

1 271 (30.52%) Agile Software Development
2 188 (21.17%) Problem-Solving
3 169 (19.03%) Microsoft
4 142 (15.99%) Analytical Skills
5 140 (15.77%) Finance
6 139 (15.65%) SQL
7 127 (14.30%) Java
8 121 (13.63%) Mentoring
9 113 (12.73%) Degree
9 113 (12.73%) Azure
10 103 (11.60%) JavaScript
11 91 (10.25%) AWS
12 90 (10.14%) Windows
13 85 (9.57%) Python
14 84 (9.46%) Self-Motivation
15 79 (8.90%) Linux
16 77 (8.67%) C#
17 75 (8.45%) Stakeholder Management
18 71 (8.00%) SLA
18 71 (8.00%) Project Management
19 67 (7.55%) DevOps
20 66 (7.43%) Software Engineering
21 63 (7.09%) Business Intelligence
22 62 (6.98%) .NET
23 61 (6.87%) Information Security
24 60 (6.76%) Continuous Improvement
25 59 (6.64%) Security Cleared
25 59 (6.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
25 59 (6.64%) SQL Server
25 59 (6.64%) Microsoft Office

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 21 (2.36%) Apache Spark
1 21 (2.36%) SharePoint
2 19 (2.14%) Apache
2 19 (2.14%) MS Exchange
3 18 (2.03%) IIS
4 11 (1.24%) SAS
5 10 (1.13%) Confluence
6 7 (0.79%) MTS
7 6 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
7 6 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
7 6 (0.68%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.56%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.45%) CMS
9 4 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.45%) WordPress
10 3 (0.34%) nginx
10 3 (0.34%) WildFly
Applications
1 59 (6.64%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.79%) Sketch
5 6 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.56%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.56%) Stata
7 4 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.45%) Zemax
8 3 (0.34%) Adobe After Effects
8 3 (0.34%) Adobe Premiere
8 3 (0.34%) InDesign
8 3 (0.34%) MadCap Flare
8 3 (0.34%) RoboHelp
9 2 (0.23%) MS Visio
10 1 (0.11%) InVision
10 1 (0.11%) Marvel
10 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.11%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 12 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (0.90%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (0.90%) Oracle Financials
3 7 (0.79%) Oracle Assets
4 6 (0.68%) Maximo
4 6 (0.68%) Oracle Cash Management
4 6 (0.68%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 6 (0.68%) Oracle General Ledger
4 6 (0.68%) Oracle Payables
4 6 (0.68%) Oracle Receivables
4 6 (0.68%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 5 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.56%) Oracle Clinical
6 4 (0.45%) Magento
7 3 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.34%) Unica
8 2 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.23%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 113 (12.73%) Azure
2 91 (10.25%) AWS
3 47 (5.29%) Power Platform
4 41 (4.62%) Microsoft 365
5 22 (2.48%) GCP
6 16 (1.80%) SaaS
7 10 (1.13%) Dynamics 365
7 10 (1.13%) OneDrive
8 9 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (1.01%) PowerApps
9 8 (0.90%) GitHub
10 6 (0.68%) Power Automate
10 6 (0.68%) Serverless
11 5 (0.56%) Azure Synapse Analytics
11 5 (0.56%) Yammer
12 4 (0.45%) Azure Stack
12 4 (0.45%) Google Workspace
13 3 (0.34%) Amazon EMR
13 3 (0.34%) Boomi
14 2 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.70%) Firewall
2 17 (1.91%) Broadband
2 17 (1.91%) DNS
2 17 (1.91%) TCP/IP
3 12 (1.35%) DHCP
3 12 (1.35%) LAN
3 12 (1.35%) VoIP
4 11 (1.24%) WAN
4 11 (1.24%) Wireless
5 10 (1.13%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (0.90%) VPN
7 6 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (0.68%) Cisco Firepower
7 6 (0.68%) Intelligent Network
7 6 (0.68%) Skype
8 5 (0.56%) Network Security
8 5 (0.56%) SAN
9 4 (0.45%) 802.11
10 3 (0.34%) SMTP
10 3 (0.34%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (6.64%) SQL Server
2 37 (4.17%) Power BI
3 26 (2.93%) Data Warehouse
4 25 (2.82%) Tableau
5 23 (2.59%) Big Data
5 23 (2.59%) Relational Database
6 20 (2.25%) Hadoop
7 19 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 19 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 17 (1.91%) MySQL
8 17 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
8 17 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
9 16 (1.80%) MongoDB
10 14 (1.58%) Apache Hive
11 12 (1.35%) Pentaho
12 11 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 10 (1.13%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 10 (1.13%) Oracle Database
13 10 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
14 9 (1.01%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 24 (2.70%) Git (software)
2 23 (2.59%) JIRA
3 21 (2.36%) Jenkins
3 21 (2.36%) Visual Studio
4 15 (1.69%) Selenium
5 8 (0.90%) WebDriver
6 7 (0.79%) JUnit
7 6 (0.68%) Cucumber
7 6 (0.68%) Postman
7 6 (0.68%) TeamCity
8 5 (0.56%) Bitbucket
8 5 (0.56%) Maven
9 4 (0.45%) Appium
9 4 (0.45%) GitLab
9 4 (0.45%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (0.45%) REST Assured
9 4 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (0.45%) TestNG
10 3 (0.34%) Jasmine
10 3 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 142 (15.99%) Analytical Skills
2 140 (15.77%) Finance
3 59 (6.64%) Organisational Skills
4 56 (6.31%) Documentation Skills
5 52 (5.86%) Marketing
6 44 (4.95%) Retail
7 42 (4.73%) Influencing Skills
7 42 (4.73%) Presentation Skills
8 40 (4.50%) Banking
9 28 (3.15%) Law
10 23 (2.59%) Public Sector
11 22 (2.48%) Pharmaceutical
12 20 (2.25%) Automotive
12 20 (2.25%) Legal
13 18 (2.03%) Games
13 18 (2.03%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 17 (1.91%) Manufacturing
15 12 (1.35%) Telecoms
16 10 (1.13%) Electronics
16 10 (1.13%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 173 (19.48%) Developer
2 157 (17.68%) Analyst
3 48 (5.41%) Java Developer
4 39 (4.39%) IT Support
5 37 (4.17%) Consultant
6 36 (4.05%) Support Analyst
7 35 (3.94%) Architect
7 35 (3.94%) Project Manager
8 31 (3.49%) Business Analyst
9 30 (3.38%) IT Analyst
10 29 (3.27%) .NET Developer
11 26 (2.93%) Senior Developer
12 24 (2.70%) Software Engineer
13 23 (2.59%) IT Support Analyst
14 22 (2.48%) Senior Manager
14 22 (2.48%) Software Developer
15 21 (2.36%) Delivery Manager
15 21 (2.36%) Full Stack Developer
15 21 (2.36%) Product Manager
15 21 (2.36%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (6.98%) .NET
2 52 (5.86%) CSS
2 52 (5.86%) HTML
3 45 (5.07%) React
3 45 (5.07%) XML
4 39 (4.39%) REST
4 39 (4.39%) Spring
5 35 (3.94%) Kafka
6 29 (3.27%) AngularJS
7 28 (3.15%) jQuery
8 27 (3.04%) ASP.NET
8 27 (3.04%) HTML5
9 25 (2.82%) EDI
10 17 (1.91%) Node.js
11 16 (1.80%) Web Services
12 14 (1.58%) .NET Core
13 11 (1.24%) RESTful
14 10 (1.13%) Middleware
15 9 (1.01%) ASP.NET MVC
16 8 (0.90%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 84 (9.46%) Self-Motivation
2 58 (6.53%) User Experience
3 42 (4.73%) Mobile App
4 37 (4.17%) Management Information System
5 29 (3.27%) EPoS
6 24 (2.70%) Driving Licence
7 21 (2.36%) Social Media
8 18 (2.03%) Life Science
9 16 (1.80%) CESG
10 15 (1.69%) Virtual Team
11 13 (1.46%) Renewable Energy
12 11 (1.24%) Legacy Systems
13 10 (1.13%) CMDB
13 10 (1.13%) Public Cloud
13 10 (1.13%) Smartphone
14 9 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
15 8 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
15 8 (0.90%) PDA
16 7 (0.79%) Podcast
16 7 (0.79%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 90 (10.14%) Windows
2 79 (8.90%) Linux
3 38 (4.28%) Windows 10
4 23 (2.59%) Unix
5 22 (2.48%) Windows 7
5 22 (2.48%) Windows Server
6 15 (1.69%) Windows 8
7 14 (1.58%) Apple iOS
8 10 (1.13%) Android
9 7 (0.79%) Mac OS
9 7 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (0.79%) Windows Server 2016
10 5 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (0.45%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.23%) Solaris
12 2 (0.23%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.11%) CentOS
13 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 271 (30.52%) Agile Software Development
2 188 (21.17%) Problem-Solving
3 121 (13.63%) Mentoring
4 75 (8.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 71 (8.00%) Project Management
6 67 (7.55%) DevOps
7 66 (7.43%) Software Engineering
8 63 (7.09%) Business Intelligence
9 61 (6.87%) Information Security
10 60 (6.76%) Continuous Improvement
11 57 (6.42%) Line Management
12 56 (6.31%) Service Delivery
13 54 (6.08%) ITIL
14 51 (5.74%) Service Management
15 49 (5.52%) Scrum
16 48 (5.41%) Analytics
16 48 (5.41%) Project Delivery
17 47 (5.29%) Test Automation
18 46 (5.18%) Computer Science
19 45 (5.07%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 139 (15.65%) SQL
2 127 (14.30%) Java
3 103 (11.60%) JavaScript
4 85 (9.57%) Python
5 77 (8.67%) C#
6 29 (3.27%) C
7 24 (2.70%) PowerShell
8 23 (2.59%) PL/SQL
9 21 (2.36%) T-SQL
10 18 (2.03%) PHP
10 18 (2.03%) VB
11 17 (1.91%) R
12 13 (1.46%) C++
12 13 (1.46%) Java 8
13 12 (1.35%) Bash Shell
13 12 (1.35%) TypeScript
14 10 (1.13%) VBA
15 8 (0.90%) MATLAB
15 8 (0.90%) Ruby
15 8 (0.90%) Scala
Qualifications
1 113 (12.73%) Degree
2 59 (6.64%) Security Cleared
3 43 (4.84%) SC Cleared
4 18 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (1.46%) MCSE
7 12 (1.35%) MCP
8 8 (0.90%) CISSP
8 8 (0.90%) PhD
9 7 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.68%) CCNP
11 5 (0.56%) ACCA
11 5 (0.56%) CEH
11 5 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
12 4 (0.45%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.34%) APMP
13 3 (0.34%) CISM
13 3 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
13 3 (0.34%) PMP
13 3 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (8.00%) SLA
2 59 (6.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 45 (5.07%) QA
4 28 (3.15%) Data Quality
5 17 (1.91%) NIST
6 16 (1.80%) GDPR
6 16 (1.80%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 16 (1.80%) JSP 440
6 16 (1.80%) NCSC
7 15 (1.69%) PCI DSS
8 9 (1.01%) COBIT
8 9 (1.01%) PMO
9 7 (0.79%) Good Clinical Practice
10 6 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials
10 6 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 5 (0.56%) Accessibility
11 5 (0.56%) NIST 800
12 3 (0.34%) CDISC
12 3 (0.34%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 45 (5.07%) Active Directory
2 25 (2.82%) Docker
3 15 (1.69%) Firmware
3 15 (1.69%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.11%) Lustre
Systems Management
1 18 (2.03%) Terraform
2 16 (1.80%) Kubernetes
2 16 (1.80%) SCCM
3 14 (1.58%) Ansible
4 12 (1.35%) Sysprep
4 12 (1.35%) WMI
5 4 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.34%) Puppet
7 2 (0.23%) Consul
7 2 (0.23%) Perfmon
8 1 (0.11%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.11%) Grafana
8 1 (0.11%) Graphite
8 1 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.11%) Istio
8 1 (0.11%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.11%) SCOM
8 1 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.11%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 169 (19.03%) Microsoft
2 57 (6.42%) Oracle
3 35 (3.94%) ServiceNow
4 27 (3.04%) Google
5 24 (2.70%) Cisco
6 21 (2.36%) SAP
7 14 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
8 13 (1.46%) Splunk
8 13 (1.46%) Talend
9 12 (1.35%) Adobe
9 12 (1.35%) Remedy
10 9 (1.01%) Dell
10 9 (1.01%) StreamSets
10 9 (1.01%) VMware
11 8 (0.90%) Concur
11 8 (0.90%) Hyperion
11 8 (0.90%) Informatica
12 6 (0.68%) HP
12 6 (0.68%) Intel
12 6 (0.68%) Xamarin