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

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
17 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 4 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 739 672 1,271
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 19.50% 20.98% 23.88%
As % of the General category 39.25% 43.64% 44.67%
Number of salaries quoted 446 422 827
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £46,280 £45,000 £41,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.84% +8.43% -7.78%
75th Percentile £58,750 £58,750 £55,808
90th Percentile £65,000 £71,225 £70,000
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 Scotland with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1,883 1,540 2,845
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 49.68% 48.08% 53.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1,131 943 1,893
10th Percentile £30,875 £29,500 £29,300
25th Percentile £38,750 £36,750 £34,000
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 £72,500 £73,750 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +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 17 May 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 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
Edinburgh -1 278 £50,000 - 72
Glasgow +1 262 £45,000 - 51
Dundee +17 39 £47,500 +126.19% 6
Aberdeen +1 29 £52,500 +27.27% 3
West Lothian 0 24 £43,750 +25.00% 6
Highlands +1 21 £35,000 - 2
Perth and Kinross - 11 - - 1
North Lanarkshire +3 10 - -
Scottish Borders +5 9 £45,000 -18.18%
Dumfries and Galloway - 5 £27,000 -
Fife -5 4 - - 2
East Ayrshire +1 3 £10,500 -80.91% 3
South Lanarkshire -3 3 £30,000 -35.14% 1
Midlothian +2 2 £25,825 - 2
Ayrshire - 2 £65,000 -
Falkirk - 2 £52,500 -
Lanarkshire - 1 - -
South Ayrshire - 1 £47,500 -
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 Scotland region with a requirement for Social Skills.

1 249 (33.69%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (21.11%) Problem-Solving
3 124 (16.78%) Finance
4 122 (16.51%) SQL
5 109 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
6 103 (13.94%) Java
7 101 (13.67%) JavaScript
8 98 (13.26%) Microsoft
9 96 (12.99%) Degree
9 96 (12.99%) Azure
10 89 (12.04%) Mentoring
11 85 (11.50%) C#
12 82 (11.10%) Python
12 82 (11.10%) AWS
13 80 (10.83%) DevOps
13 80 (10.83%) Windows
14 76 (10.28%) Project Management
15 74 (10.01%) Linux
16 72 (9.74%) User Experience
17 71 (9.61%) SQL Server
18 65 (8.80%) Software Engineering
18 65 (8.80%) Self-Motivation
19 62 (8.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 62 (8.39%) .NET
20 60 (8.12%) Stakeholder Management
21 58 (7.85%) HTML
22 57 (7.71%) CSS
23 56 (7.58%) Marketing
24 53 (7.17%) Scrum
25 51 (6.90%) Organisational Skills

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 28 (3.79%) IIS
2 18 (2.44%) Confluence
3 14 (1.89%) Apache
4 12 (1.62%) SharePoint
5 11 (1.49%) Apache Spark
6 10 (1.35%) MS Exchange
7 9 (1.22%) SAS
8 7 (0.95%) WordPress
9 6 (0.81%) Oracle Workflow
9 6 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (0.81%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.68%) Skype for Business
11 4 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (0.41%) nginx
13 2 (0.27%) ArcGIS
13 2 (0.27%) CMS
13 2 (0.27%) WildFly
Applications
1 32 (4.33%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (3.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.22%) Adobe Illustrator
3 9 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (1.22%) Photoshop
4 7 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.68%) Sketch
6 3 (0.41%) Adobe After Effects
6 3 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.41%) Adobe Premiere
6 3 (0.41%) InDesign
6 3 (0.41%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.41%) Zemax
7 2 (0.27%) MadCap Flare
7 2 (0.27%) RoboHelp
7 2 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (1.62%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (1.08%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (1.08%) Oracle Financials
3 7 (0.95%) Oracle Assets
4 6 (0.81%) Oracle Cash Management
4 6 (0.81%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 6 (0.81%) Oracle General Ledger
4 6 (0.81%) Oracle Payables
4 6 (0.81%) Oracle Receivables
4 6 (0.81%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 6 (0.81%) Shopify
5 3 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.41%) Magento
5 3 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.27%) Oracle Clinical
6 2 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.14%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.14%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 96 (12.99%) Azure
2 82 (11.10%) AWS
3 34 (4.60%) Microsoft 365
4 29 (3.92%) Power Platform
5 17 (2.30%) GCP
6 14 (1.89%) SaaS
7 6 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
7 6 (0.81%) GitHub
8 5 (0.68%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.68%) PowerApps
9 4 (0.54%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.41%) Google Workspace
10 3 (0.41%) Power Automate
10 3 (0.41%) Serverless
11 2 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.27%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (0.27%) Slack
11 2 (0.27%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.84%) Firewall
2 13 (1.76%) TCP/IP
3 12 (1.62%) DNS
4 11 (1.49%) Wireless
5 10 (1.35%) LAN
5 10 (1.35%) VoIP
6 9 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (1.08%) VPN
7 8 (1.08%) WAN
8 7 (0.95%) DHCP
8 7 (0.95%) SAN
9 6 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (0.81%) Cisco Firepower
9 6 (0.81%) iSCSI
9 6 (0.81%) Skype
10 5 (0.68%) Network Security
11 4 (0.54%) Intelligent Network
12 3 (0.41%) Fibre Channel
12 3 (0.41%) Remote Desktop
12 3 (0.41%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (9.61%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.11%) Power BI
2 23 (3.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (2.57%) Big Data
4 19 (2.57%) Relational Database
4 19 (2.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (2.03%) GIS
7 13 (1.76%) Tableau
8 12 (1.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 10 (1.35%) MySQL
9 10 (1.35%) Oracle Database
9 10 (1.35%) RDBMS
10 9 (1.22%) Essbase
10 9 (1.22%) Pentaho
10 9 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (1.22%) Qlik Sense
10 9 (1.22%) QlikView
11 8 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 27 (3.65%) JIRA
1 27 (3.65%) Visual Studio
2 24 (3.25%) Jenkins
3 21 (2.84%) Git (software)
4 16 (2.17%) Selenium
5 13 (1.76%) Bitbucket
6 11 (1.49%) GitLab
6 11 (1.49%) WebDriver
7 7 (0.95%) Postman
7 7 (0.95%) TeamCity
8 6 (0.81%) JUnit
9 5 (0.68%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.54%) LabVIEW
10 4 (0.54%) REST Assured
10 4 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (0.54%) TestNG
11 3 (0.41%) Appium
11 3 (0.41%) Maven
11 3 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
12 2 (0.27%) Liquibase
General
1 124 (16.78%) Finance
2 109 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (7.58%) Marketing
4 51 (6.90%) Organisational Skills
5 45 (6.09%) Documentation Skills
6 36 (4.87%) Influencing Skills
7 32 (4.33%) Banking
8 20 (2.71%) Presentation Skills
9 19 (2.57%) Pharmaceutical
9 19 (2.57%) Public Sector
10 18 (2.44%) Automotive
10 18 (2.44%) Manufacturing
11 17 (2.30%) Retail
12 15 (2.03%) Legal
13 13 (1.76%) Law
14 12 (1.62%) Electronics
14 12 (1.62%) Financial Institution
14 12 (1.62%) Telecoms
15 6 (0.81%) Aerospace
15 6 (0.81%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 166 (22.46%) Developer
2 108 (14.61%) Analyst
3 40 (5.41%) Consultant
4 37 (5.01%) Java Developer
5 35 (4.74%) Architect
6 34 (4.60%) .NET Developer
7 33 (4.47%) Software Developer
8 29 (3.92%) Security Architect
8 29 (3.92%) Software Engineer
9 27 (3.65%) Delivery Manager
10 26 (3.52%) Product Manager
11 25 (3.38%) Senior Developer
12 24 (3.25%) Business Analyst
12 24 (3.25%) Senior Manager
13 23 (3.11%) Support Analyst
14 22 (2.98%) Product Delivery Manager
14 22 (2.98%) Senior Delivery Manager
14 22 (2.98%) Senior Product Manager
15 18 (2.44%) DevOps Engineer
16 15 (2.03%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (8.39%) .NET
2 58 (7.85%) HTML
3 57 (7.71%) CSS
4 45 (6.09%) XML
5 41 (5.55%) jQuery
6 32 (4.33%) ASP.NET
7 30 (4.06%) EDI
7 30 (4.06%) HTML5
8 27 (3.65%) REST
9 25 (3.38%) Spring
10 21 (2.84%) React
11 20 (2.71%) AngularJS
12 18 (2.44%) Middleware
13 15 (2.03%) Kafka
14 13 (1.76%) Web Services
15 12 (1.62%) RESTful
16 9 (1.22%) .NET Core
16 9 (1.22%) Node.js
17 6 (0.81%) DirectX
17 6 (0.81%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 72 (9.74%) User Experience
2 65 (8.80%) Self-Motivation
3 39 (5.28%) Management Information System
4 38 (5.14%) Mobile App
5 31 (4.19%) EPoS
6 26 (3.52%) CESG
7 17 (2.30%) Life Science
8 16 (2.17%) Social Media
9 12 (1.62%) Data Centre
10 10 (1.35%) Driving Licence
11 8 (1.08%) Renewable Energy
12 7 (0.95%) CMDB
12 7 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
12 7 (0.95%) Robotics
12 7 (0.95%) Virtual Team
13 6 (0.81%) Algorithms
13 6 (0.81%) Animation
13 6 (0.81%) Cyberthreat
13 6 (0.81%) Podcast
13 6 (0.81%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 80 (10.83%) Windows
2 74 (10.01%) Linux
3 30 (4.06%) Unix
4 20 (2.71%) Windows Server
5 18 (2.44%) Windows 10
6 16 (2.17%) Apple iOS
7 12 (1.62%) Android
8 11 (1.49%) Windows 7
9 9 (1.22%) Mac OS
10 6 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (0.68%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.54%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.54%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.41%) VMS
14 2 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
14 2 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.27%) Solaris
14 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2016
15 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (33.69%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (21.11%) Problem-Solving
3 89 (12.04%) Mentoring
4 80 (10.83%) DevOps
5 76 (10.28%) Project Management
6 65 (8.80%) Software Engineering
7 60 (8.12%) Stakeholder Management
8 53 (7.17%) Scrum
9 50 (6.77%) OOP
10 48 (6.50%) Information Security
11 47 (6.36%) Service Management
12 46 (6.22%) Computer Science
13 45 (6.09%) ITIL
14 43 (5.82%) Continuous Improvement
14 43 (5.82%) Test Automation
15 42 (5.68%) Business Intelligence
16 41 (5.55%) Analytics
16 41 (5.55%) Migration
17 39 (5.28%) Web Development
18 37 (5.01%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 122 (16.51%) SQL
2 103 (13.94%) Java
3 101 (13.67%) JavaScript
4 85 (11.50%) C#
5 82 (11.10%) Python
6 32 (4.33%) C
7 24 (3.25%) C++
8 20 (2.71%) PowerShell
9 19 (2.57%) PHP
9 19 (2.57%) Ruby
10 18 (2.44%) PL/SQL
11 15 (2.03%) Bash Shell
12 14 (1.89%) Java 8
13 12 (1.62%) T-SQL
14 11 (1.49%) VBA
15 9 (1.22%) MATLAB
15 9 (1.22%) TypeScript
16 8 (1.08%) R
17 7 (0.95%) Perl
18 6 (0.81%) VB
Qualifications
1 96 (12.99%) Degree
2 26 (3.52%) Security Cleared
3 19 (2.57%) SC Cleared
4 18 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (1.22%) MCP
6 9 (1.22%) PhD
7 8 (1.08%) CCNP
7 8 (1.08%) CEH
7 8 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (0.81%) CISSP
9 5 (0.68%) MCSE
10 4 (0.54%) CISM
10 4 (0.54%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.54%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.54%) PMP
10 4 (0.54%) SANS
11 3 (0.41%) APMP
11 3 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (8.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 49 (6.63%) QA
3 34 (4.60%) SLA
4 26 (3.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 26 (3.52%) JSP 440
4 26 (3.52%) NCSC
5 21 (2.84%) Data Quality
6 13 (1.76%) PCI DSS
7 9 (1.22%) NIST
8 8 (1.08%) GDPR
9 7 (0.95%) COBIT
10 6 (0.81%) CDISC
10 6 (0.81%) Good Clinical Practice
11 3 (0.41%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.41%) NIST 800
11 3 (0.41%) PMO
12 2 (0.27%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.14%) Basel III
13 1 (0.14%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 39 (5.28%) Active Directory
2 33 (4.47%) Docker
3 20 (2.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (1.89%) Firmware
5 12 (1.62%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.41%) NFS
7 3 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.41%) vSphere
7 3 (0.41%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.14%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 23 (3.11%) Ansible
2 20 (2.71%) Terraform
3 15 (2.03%) Kubernetes
4 11 (1.49%) SCCM
5 7 (0.95%) BMC PATROL
6 5 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.68%) Sysprep
6 5 (0.68%) WMI
7 4 (0.54%) Data Guard
7 4 (0.54%) Puppet
8 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.41%) vRealize
9 2 (0.27%) Consul
9 2 (0.27%) Perfmon
10 1 (0.14%) Demisto
10 1 (0.14%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.14%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 1 (0.14%) Istio
10 1 (0.14%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.14%) Rancher
Vendors
1 98 (13.26%) Microsoft
2 49 (6.63%) Oracle
3 27 (3.65%) VMware
4 23 (3.11%) Cisco
5 22 (2.98%) ServiceNow
6 21 (2.84%) Google
7 13 (1.76%) SAP
8 8 (1.08%) Atlassian
8 8 (1.08%) Citrix
8 8 (1.08%) Hyperion
9 7 (0.95%) Dell
9 7 (0.95%) Talend
9 7 (0.95%) Veeam
10 6 (0.81%) Adobe
10 6 (0.81%) DevExpress
10 6 (0.81%) Embarcadero
10 6 (0.81%) HP
10 6 (0.81%) Intel
10 6 (0.81%) Solace
10 6 (0.81%) Teradata