Period
to 17 September 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Influencing Skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Influencing Skills over the 6 months to 17 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Influencing Skills
England > South East
6 months to
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 227 205 191
Rank change year-on-year -22 -14 +16
Permanent jobs citing Influencing Skills 239 86 437
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.37% 1.01% 1.68%
As % of the General category 2.60% 2.32% 3.41%
Number of salaries quoted 118 63 264
10th Percentile £39,250 £41,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £40,500 £50,625 £43,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,250 £65,000 £58,904
Median % change year-on-year -22.69% +10.35% +15.50%
75th Percentile £63,750 £76,875 £68,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £90,000 £82,500
England median annual salary £60,275 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -3.56% +4.17% +14.29%

Influencing 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 the South East with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 9,206 3,703 12,822
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 52.96% 43.67% 49.20%
Number of salaries quoted 5,575 2,874 9,720
10th Percentile £29,337 £30,750 £27,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £51,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -1.96% +7.37% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £53,000
% change year-on-year - +8.49% +6.00%

Influencing Skills
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Influencing Skills as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Influencing Skills in the South East

Influencing Skills
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Influencing Skills in the South East.

Salary trend for Influencing Skills in the South East

Influencing Skills
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Influencing Skills in the South East over the 6 months to 17 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Influencing Skills in the South East

Influencing Skills
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Influencing Skills within the South East region over the 6 months to 17 September 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
Thames Valley -39 86 £49,500 -29.29% 8
Surrey -11 73 £47,000 -10.48% 2
Hampshire -71 52 £52,500 -22.22% 9
Berkshire -54 41 £55,000 -21.43% 5
Buckinghamshire -21 37 £47,500 -24.00% 3
West Sussex -10 10 £50,000 -24.53% 1
Oxfordshire -27 8 £33,500 -61.71%
East Sussex -34 8 £66,250 -11.67%
Kent -35 4 £50,000 +20.48% 2
Sussex - 3 £55,000 -
Influencing Skills
England

For the 6 months to 17 September 2021, IT jobs citing Influencing 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 South East region with a requirement for Influencing Skills.

1 141 (59.00%) Social Skills
2 95 (39.75%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (28.45%) Project Management
4 62 (25.94%) Finance
5 55 (23.01%) ITIL
6 54 (22.59%) Stakeholder Management
7 50 (20.92%) Analytical Skills
8 49 (20.50%) Service Management
9 45 (18.83%) PRINCE2
9 45 (18.83%) Degree
10 42 (17.57%) Business Case
11 35 (14.64%) Telecoms
11 35 (14.64%) Information Security
12 34 (14.23%) Security Cleared
12 34 (14.23%) Presentation Skills
13 33 (13.81%) Problem-Solving
13 33 (13.81%) User Experience
14 31 (12.97%) Marketing
15 30 (12.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 30 (12.55%) Business Analysis
15 30 (12.55%) Product Roadmap
16 29 (12.13%) SC Cleared
17 28 (11.72%) ITSM
18 27 (11.30%) Process Improvement
18 27 (11.30%) Cybersecurity
19 26 (10.88%) Legal
19 26 (10.88%) Self-Motivation
20 25 (10.46%) Scrum
20 25 (10.46%) Mentoring
21 24 (10.04%) Microsoft

Influencing Skills
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 7 (2.93%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.51%) IIS
3 5 (2.09%) CMS
4 4 (1.67%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.67%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (0.84%) Confluence
6 1 (0.42%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.42%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.42%) OpenStack
Applications
1 23 (9.62%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (5.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (3.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (2.09%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.26%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.42%) Figma
6 1 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.51%) SAP ERP
2 4 (1.67%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (1.67%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (1.26%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (1.26%) SAP SM
4 2 (0.84%) SAP Business One
4 2 (0.84%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.42%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 21 (8.79%) Azure
2 15 (6.28%) AWS
3 8 (3.35%) SaaS
4 7 (2.93%) GCP
5 6 (2.51%) GitHub
6 4 (1.67%) Microsoft 365
6 4 (1.67%) Power Platform
7 3 (1.26%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.84%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (0.84%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 2 (0.84%) Snowflake
8 2 (0.84%) Tricentis Tosca
9 1 (0.42%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.42%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 1 (0.42%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.42%) Azure Pipelines
9 1 (0.42%) Azure Storage
9 1 (0.42%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.95%) Wi-Fi
2 12 (5.02%) LAN
3 10 (4.18%) WAN
4 6 (2.51%) VPN
5 5 (2.09%) Ethernet
5 5 (2.09%) Firewall
6 4 (1.67%) Wireless
7 3 (1.26%) DWDM
7 3 (1.26%) MPLS
7 3 (1.26%) Unified Communications
7 3 (1.26%) WLAN
8 2 (0.84%) Internet
9 1 (0.42%) Network Security
9 1 (0.42%) SD-WAN
9 1 (0.42%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.35%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.51%) MySQL
3 5 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.67%) Power BI
5 3 (1.26%) Geospatial Data
6 2 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.84%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.84%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.42%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.42%) Big Data
7 1 (0.42%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.42%) Power Query
7 1 (0.42%) Spatial Data
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (3.35%) JIRA
2 6 (2.51%) GitLab
2 6 (2.51%) Jenkins
2 6 (2.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (2.09%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.67%) ClearCase
4 4 (1.67%) ClearQuest
5 2 (0.84%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.42%) Axure RP
General
1 141 (59.00%) Social Skills
2 62 (25.94%) Finance
3 50 (20.92%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (14.64%) Telecoms
5 34 (14.23%) Presentation Skills
6 31 (12.97%) Marketing
7 26 (10.88%) Legal
8 23 (9.62%) Public Sector
9 18 (7.53%) Retail
10 14 (5.86%) Banking
11 9 (3.77%) Military
12 8 (3.35%) Manufacturing
13 7 (2.93%) Law
14 6 (2.51%) Electronics
14 6 (2.51%) Organisational Skills
15 5 (2.09%) Automotive
15 5 (2.09%) Documentation Skills
16 4 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
17 3 (1.26%) Billing
17 3 (1.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 41 (17.15%) Analyst
2 33 (13.81%) Project Manager
3 22 (9.21%) Consultant
4 20 (8.37%) IT Manager
5 19 (7.95%) Architect
5 19 (7.95%) Product Manager
6 18 (7.53%) Technical Consultant
7 17 (7.11%) Business Analyst
8 13 (5.44%) IT Project Manager
9 12 (5.02%) Developer
9 12 (5.02%) Solutions Architect
10 10 (4.18%) Service Manager
11 8 (3.35%) Senior Business Analyst
11 8 (3.35%) Senior Developer
12 7 (2.93%) Senior Analyst
12 7 (2.93%) Senior Manager
13 6 (2.51%) Continuous Improvement Analyst
13 6 (2.51%) Delivery Manager
13 6 (2.51%) Problem Analyst
13 6 (2.51%) Service Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.18%) HTML
2 9 (3.77%) XML
3 7 (2.93%) .NET
4 5 (2.09%) CSS
4 5 (2.09%) HTML5
4 5 (2.09%) JSON
4 5 (2.09%) REST
5 4 (1.67%) CSS3
5 4 (1.67%) Middleware
5 4 (1.67%) SOAP
5 4 (1.67%) Spring
5 4 (1.67%) Web Services
5 4 (1.67%) WebSphere MQ
5 4 (1.67%) XML Schema
6 3 (1.26%) SAP Basis
7 1 (0.42%) Keras
7 1 (0.42%) PostGIS
7 1 (0.42%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 33 (13.81%) User Experience
2 26 (10.88%) Self-Motivation
3 21 (8.79%) Management Information System
4 17 (7.11%) Virtual Team
5 13 (5.44%) Data Centre
6 8 (3.35%) Life Science
7 5 (2.09%) EPoS
7 5 (2.09%) Renewable Energy
8 4 (1.67%) Blog
8 4 (1.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 4 (1.67%) mPOS
8 4 (1.67%) NHS
9 3 (1.26%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (1.26%) Fibre Optics
9 3 (1.26%) IVR
9 3 (1.26%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.84%) Enterprise Cloud
10 2 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.42%) Cybercrime
11 1 (0.42%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (2.93%) Windows
2 4 (1.67%) Linux
2 4 (1.67%) Unix
3 1 (0.42%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (39.75%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (28.45%) Project Management
3 55 (23.01%) ITIL
4 54 (22.59%) Stakeholder Management
5 49 (20.50%) Service Management
6 45 (18.83%) PRINCE2
7 42 (17.57%) Business Case
8 35 (14.64%) Information Security
9 33 (13.81%) Problem-Solving
10 30 (12.55%) Business Analysis
10 30 (12.55%) Product Roadmap
11 28 (11.72%) ITSM
12 27 (11.30%) Cybersecurity
12 27 (11.30%) Process Improvement
13 25 (10.46%) Mentoring
13 25 (10.46%) Scrum
14 23 (9.62%) Project Delivery
14 23 (9.62%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 22 (9.21%) ERP
15 22 (9.21%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 13 (5.44%) SQL
2 11 (4.60%) JavaScript
3 10 (4.18%) C
3 10 (4.18%) Java
4 7 (2.93%) C#
5 6 (2.51%) C++
6 4 (1.67%) MATLAB
6 4 (1.67%) Python
7 2 (0.84%) VBA
Qualifications
1 45 (18.83%) Degree
2 34 (14.23%) Security Cleared
3 29 (12.13%) SC Cleared
4 10 (4.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 7 (2.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 6 (2.51%) PMI Certification
7 5 (2.09%) DV Cleared
7 5 (2.09%) HND
7 5 (2.09%) PMP
8 4 (1.67%) CBAP
9 3 (1.26%) Master's Degree
9 3 (1.26%) PhD
10 2 (0.84%) APMP
10 2 (0.84%) CCA
11 1 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.42%) CCNP
11 1 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.42%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.42%) MBA
11 1 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (12.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (7.95%) Cyber Essentials
2 19 (7.95%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 18 (7.53%) PMO
4 10 (4.18%) SLA
5 9 (3.77%) QA
6 7 (2.93%) Accessibility
7 6 (2.51%) Def Stans
7 6 (2.51%) NIST
7 6 (2.51%) PCI DSS
8 4 (1.67%) COBIT
9 2 (0.84%) GDPR
9 2 (0.84%) ISO 22301
9 2 (0.84%) NIST 800
9 2 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.84%) SOC 2
10 1 (0.42%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.42%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (1.67%) Firmware
2 3 (1.26%) VMware NSX
3 1 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.84%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.42%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 24 (10.04%) Microsoft
2 20 (8.37%) Salesforce.com
3 16 (6.69%) SAP
4 9 (3.77%) Remedy
5 7 (2.93%) Cadence
5 7 (2.93%) Google
6 6 (2.51%) Oracle
7 4 (1.67%) Agilent
7 4 (1.67%) hybris
7 4 (1.67%) IBM
7 4 (1.67%) VMware
8 3 (1.26%) Ariba
8 3 (1.26%) Cisco
8 3 (1.26%) Databricks
9 2 (0.84%) CA
9 2 (0.84%) EMC
9 2 (0.84%) HP
9 2 (0.84%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.42%) Adobe
10 1 (0.42%) CA Agile Central