Period
to 27 January 2022

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Social Skills over the 6 months to 27 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
England > South East
6 months to
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 3 6 3
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3 0
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 4,300 2,044 5,019
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 23.72% 20.07% 21.82%
As % of the General category 43.75% 44.24% 44.61%
Number of salaries quoted 2,416 1,434 3,789
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £25,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,750 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% -
75th Percentile £66,000 £63,750 £63,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%

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 the South East with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 9,829 4,620 11,251
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 54.22% 45.37% 48.90%
Number of salaries quoted 6,021 3,496 8,626
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £65,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
England 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 the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Social Skills in the South East

Social Skills
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Social Skills in the South East

Social Skills
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Social Skills in the South East over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Social Skills in the South East

Social 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 Social Skills within the South East region over the 6 months to 27 January 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
Thames Valley +2 1,644 £50,000 - 409
Surrey +1 921 £55,000 - 146
Hampshire +1 919 £50,000 +11.11% 146
Berkshire +3 908 £52,500 +5.00% 213
Buckinghamshire -2 433 £45,000 +5.88% 115
Oxfordshire +8 316 £43,500 -12.64% 81
West Sussex +11 300 £57,500 +27.78% 53
Kent 0 247 £45,000 +20.00% 65
East Sussex -9 147 £40,000 -11.11% 24
Sussex +13 19 £35,000 - 3
Home Counties - 15 £60,000 -
Middlesex -12 7 £55,000 - 5
Isle of Wight - 2 £31,000 - 1
Social Skills
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 South East region with a requirement for Social Skills.

1 1,534 (35.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1,024 (23.81%) Degree
3 971 (22.58%) Microsoft
4 939 (21.84%) Problem-Solving
5 888 (20.65%) Finance
6 883 (20.53%) Azure
7 777 (18.07%) Analytical Skills
8 717 (16.67%) SQL
9 644 (14.98%) Project Management
10 505 (11.74%) Analytics
11 481 (11.19%) Windows
12 449 (10.44%) C#
13 446 (10.37%) Microsoft 365
14 441 (10.26%) AWS
15 429 (9.98%) Risk Management
16 427 (9.93%) Scrum
17 415 (9.65%) DevOps
18 405 (9.42%) Continuous Improvement
19 379 (8.81%) Mentoring
20 372 (8.65%) ITIL
21 363 (8.44%) JavaScript
22 360 (8.37%) Stakeholder Management
23 354 (8.23%) SQL Server
24 353 (8.21%) Computer Science
25 352 (8.19%) Self-Motivation
26 343 (7.98%) Cybersecurity
27 326 (7.58%) Microsoft Excel
27 326 (7.58%) Presentation Skills
28 324 (7.53%) Power Platform
29 322 (7.49%) .NET

Social 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
1 161 (3.74%) SharePoint
2 65 (1.51%) SAS
3 64 (1.49%) CMS
4 61 (1.42%) Confluence
5 53 (1.23%) WordPress
6 48 (1.12%) Apache Spark
7 40 (0.93%) MS Exchange
8 27 (0.63%) Apache
8 27 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
9 26 (0.60%) IIS
10 16 (0.37%) Drupal
11 12 (0.28%) Kentico
12 11 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
12 11 (0.26%) OpenStack
13 10 (0.23%) nginx
14 9 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 9 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
15 8 (0.19%) Appian
15 8 (0.19%) EPiServer
15 8 (0.19%) Umbraco
Applications
1 326 (7.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 284 (6.60%) Microsoft Office
3 112 (2.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 80 (1.86%) Microsoft Project
5 35 (0.81%) SPSS
6 33 (0.77%) MS Visio
7 29 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
8 28 (0.65%) Simulink
9 23 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 20 (0.47%) InVision
11 18 (0.42%) Sketch
12 15 (0.35%) Photoshop
13 12 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
14 11 (0.26%) SOLIDWORKS
15 8 (0.19%) Windchill
16 7 (0.16%) Adobe After Effects
17 4 (0.093%) Marvel
18 3 (0.070%) UXPin
18 3 (0.070%) Zeplin
19 2 (0.047%) Adobe XD
Business Applications
1 52 (1.21%) NetSuite
2 49 (1.14%) SAP S/4HANA
3 28 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
4 23 (0.53%) Magento
5 17 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
6 14 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
7 12 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
7 12 (0.28%) SAP BPC
8 11 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
8 11 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
8 11 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
8 11 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 10 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
10 8 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
10 8 (0.19%) SAP Business ByDesign
10 8 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 8 (0.19%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
11 6 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
11 6 (0.14%) SAP EHS
11 6 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 883 (20.53%) Azure
2 446 (10.37%) Microsoft 365
3 441 (10.26%) AWS
4 324 (7.53%) Power Platform
5 313 (7.28%) SaaS
6 117 (2.72%) Serverless
7 71 (1.65%) Azure Data Factory
8 66 (1.53%) Dynamics 365
9 62 (1.44%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 62 (1.44%) GCP
10 57 (1.33%) PaaS
11 55 (1.28%) IaaS
12 54 (1.26%) Azure Functions
12 54 (1.26%) Figma
13 52 (1.21%) PowerApps
14 42 (0.98%) Power Automate
15 41 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
16 39 (0.91%) Azure Logic Apps
16 39 (0.91%) GitHub
16 39 (0.91%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 184 (4.28%) Firewall
2 119 (2.77%) WAN
3 104 (2.42%) DNS
4 101 (2.35%) LAN
5 77 (1.79%) TCP/IP
6 71 (1.65%) VPN
7 63 (1.47%) DHCP
8 58 (1.35%) Internet
9 52 (1.21%) Wireless
10 51 (1.19%) VLAN
11 46 (1.07%) HTTP
11 46 (1.07%) Network Security
11 46 (1.07%) Wi-Fi
12 36 (0.84%) SAN
13 29 (0.67%) MPLS
14 27 (0.63%) Kerberos
14 27 (0.63%) VoIP
15 21 (0.49%) SNMP
16 20 (0.47%) FTP
16 20 (0.47%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 354 (8.23%) SQL Server
2 260 (6.05%) Power BI
3 146 (3.40%) MySQL
4 115 (2.67%) Tableau
5 101 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
6 80 (1.86%) Relational Database
7 76 (1.77%) Big Data
8 65 (1.51%) Data Lake
9 56 (1.30%) NoSQL
10 55 (1.28%) QlikView
11 49 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 45 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 37 (0.86%) Azure SQL Database
13 37 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
14 32 (0.74%) Hadoop
14 32 (0.74%) Oracle Database
15 29 (0.67%) Redis
16 27 (0.63%) MongoDB
17 20 (0.47%) MariaDB
17 20 (0.47%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 180 (4.19%) JIRA
2 178 (4.14%) Git (software)
3 88 (2.05%) Jenkins
4 71 (1.65%) Selenium
5 56 (1.30%) Visual Studio
6 33 (0.77%) Postman
7 32 (0.74%) Cucumber
8 29 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
9 28 (0.65%) Maven
10 24 (0.56%) Axure RP
11 23 (0.53%) PHPUnit
12 21 (0.49%) webpack
13 19 (0.44%) SoapUI
14 18 (0.42%) JMeter
14 18 (0.42%) JUnit
15 16 (0.37%) GitLab
16 14 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
16 14 (0.33%) WebDriver
17 13 (0.30%) Balsamiq
17 13 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 888 (20.65%) Finance
2 777 (18.07%) Analytical Skills
3 326 (7.58%) Presentation Skills
4 307 (7.14%) Marketing
5 288 (6.70%) Organisational Skills
6 255 (5.93%) Retail
7 228 (5.30%) Influencing Skills
8 200 (4.65%) Legal
9 167 (3.88%) Telecoms
10 158 (3.67%) Manufacturing
11 147 (3.42%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 146 (3.40%) Law
13 111 (2.58%) Banking
14 104 (2.42%) Electronics
15 98 (2.28%) Public Sector
16 92 (2.14%) Pharmaceutical
17 73 (1.70%) Automotive
18 72 (1.67%) Advertising
19 54 (1.26%) Games
20 46 (1.07%) French Language
Job Titles
1 754 (17.53%) Analyst
2 523 (12.16%) Developer
3 272 (6.33%) Architect
4 233 (5.42%) Project Manager
5 218 (5.07%) Consultant
6 184 (4.28%) Software Engineer
7 160 (3.72%) Business Analyst
8 143 (3.33%) Support Analyst
9 133 (3.09%) Support Engineer
10 119 (2.77%) Senior Developer
11 110 (2.56%) C# Developer
12 105 (2.44%) Service Analyst
13 104 (2.42%) .NET Developer
14 103 (2.40%) IT Support
15 101 (2.35%) IT Manager
16 100 (2.33%) Senior Software Engineer
16 100 (2.33%) Solutions Architect
17 98 (2.28%) Data Analyst
17 98 (2.28%) IT Analyst
18 92 (2.14%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 322 (7.49%) .NET
2 256 (5.95%) HTML
3 243 (5.65%) CSS
4 167 (3.88%) React
5 107 (2.49%) .NET Framework
6 105 (2.44%) RESTful
7 100 (2.33%) Web Services
8 99 (2.30%) REST
9 89 (2.07%) ASP.NET
10 81 (1.88%) .NET Core
11 79 (1.84%) AngularJS
11 79 (1.84%) jQuery
12 76 (1.77%) SOAP
13 74 (1.72%) Node.js
14 59 (1.37%) Sass
15 50 (1.16%) Laravel
16 48 (1.12%) Middleware
17 46 (1.07%) ASP.NET MVC
17 46 (1.07%) HTML5
18 45 (1.05%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 352 (8.19%) Self-Motivation
2 273 (6.35%) User Experience
3 249 (5.79%) Management Information System
4 142 (3.30%) Algorithms
5 83 (1.93%) Life Science
6 79 (1.84%) Social Media
7 78 (1.81%) Data Centre
8 77 (1.79%) Public Cloud
9 72 (1.67%) Virtual Team
10 57 (1.33%) Data Structures
11 55 (1.28%) Mobile App
12 54 (1.26%) Greenfield Project
12 54 (1.26%) PMI
12 54 (1.26%) Robotics
13 50 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
14 46 (1.07%) Driving Licence
15 44 (1.02%) Analytical Mindset
16 41 (0.95%) EPoS
17 38 (0.88%) Renewable Energy
18 35 (0.81%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 481 (11.19%) Windows
2 245 (5.70%) Linux
3 160 (3.72%) Windows Server
4 126 (2.93%) Windows 10
5 85 (1.98%) Android
6 75 (1.74%) Apple iOS
7 51 (1.19%) Unix
8 45 (1.05%) Windows Server 2016
9 41 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
10 28 (0.65%) CentOS
11 27 (0.63%) Windows Server 2019
12 25 (0.58%) Windows 7
13 22 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 18 (0.42%) Ubuntu
15 13 (0.30%) Mac OS
16 12 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
17 9 (0.21%) Kali Linux
17 9 (0.21%) Mac OS X
18 8 (0.19%) Solaris
19 7 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,534 (35.67%) Agile Software Development
2 939 (21.84%) Problem-Solving
3 644 (14.98%) Project Management
4 505 (11.74%) Analytics
5 429 (9.98%) Risk Management
6 427 (9.93%) Scrum
7 415 (9.65%) DevOps
8 405 (9.42%) Continuous Improvement
9 379 (8.81%) Mentoring
10 372 (8.65%) ITIL
11 360 (8.37%) Stakeholder Management
12 353 (8.21%) Computer Science
13 343 (7.98%) Cybersecurity
14 310 (7.21%) Software Engineering
15 274 (6.37%) Time Management
16 273 (6.35%) Business Intelligence
17 262 (6.09%) Decision-Making
18 243 (5.65%) Data Analysis
19 242 (5.63%) Test Automation
20 225 (5.23%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 717 (16.67%) SQL
2 449 (10.44%) C#
3 363 (8.44%) JavaScript
4 320 (7.44%) Java
5 316 (7.35%) Python
6 279 (6.49%) C
7 157 (3.65%) C++
8 137 (3.19%) PHP
9 108 (2.51%) PowerShell
10 103 (2.40%) R
11 82 (1.91%) TypeScript
12 63 (1.47%) Go
12 63 (1.47%) T-SQL
13 48 (1.12%) Scala
14 42 (0.98%) MATLAB
15 34 (0.79%) Java 8
16 32 (0.74%) Bash
17 30 (0.70%) Perl
18 29 (0.67%) PHP 7
19 27 (0.63%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1,024 (23.81%) Degree
2 251 (5.84%) Security Cleared
3 186 (4.33%) SC Cleared
4 156 (3.63%) Computer Science Degree
5 122 (2.84%) CISSP
5 122 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 97 (2.26%) Master's Degree
7 95 (2.21%) CISM
8 86 (2.00%) PMI Certification
9 84 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
10 71 (1.65%) ISEB
11 62 (1.44%) CCNA
12 56 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 56 (1.30%) TOGAF Certification
13 53 (1.23%) MCSE
14 51 (1.19%) CRISC
15 49 (1.14%) CISA
16 41 (0.95%) CCNP
17 38 (0.88%) PMP
18 36 (0.84%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 240 (5.58%) SLA
2 199 (4.63%) QA
3 195 (4.53%) GDPR
4 147 (3.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 59 (1.37%) PMO
6 42 (0.98%) NIST
7 39 (0.91%) Cyber Essentials
8 38 (0.88%) Accessibility
9 37 (0.86%) Data Quality
10 35 (0.81%) GRC
11 29 (0.67%) ISO 9001
12 28 (0.65%) COBIT
13 26 (0.60%) PCI DSS
14 22 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 21 (0.49%) ITGC
16 18 (0.42%) HL7
17 17 (0.40%) Def Stans
17 17 (0.40%) IASME
18 16 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
19 14 (0.33%) Good Clinical Practice
System Software
1 249 (5.79%) Active Directory
2 166 (3.86%) Docker
3 103 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (0.79%) Hyper-V
5 32 (0.74%) vSphere
6 28 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
6 28 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
7 20 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
8 19 (0.44%) Firmware
9 14 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 8 (0.19%) XenApp
11 7 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.093%) Snort
12 4 (0.093%) VMware NSX
13 3 (0.070%) NFS
13 3 (0.070%) Samba
13 3 (0.070%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.047%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.047%) iptables
Systems Management
1 143 (3.33%) Kubernetes
2 74 (1.72%) Terraform
3 73 (1.70%) SCCM
4 67 (1.56%) Ansible
5 46 (1.07%) Microsoft Intune
6 27 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
7 26 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
8 23 (0.53%) WSUS
9 20 (0.47%) Grafana
10 14 (0.33%) Opsview
11 12 (0.28%) vCenter Server
12 10 (0.23%) SCOM
13 9 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
13 9 (0.21%) Jamf Pro
13 9 (0.21%) Puppet
14 8 (0.19%) PTC Integrity
15 6 (0.14%) Active Directory Federation Services
15 6 (0.14%) Nessus
16 5 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
16 5 (0.12%) Packer
Vendors
1 971 (22.58%) Microsoft
2 203 (4.72%) VMware
3 191 (4.44%) SAP
4 161 (3.74%) Salesforce.com
5 157 (3.65%) Oracle
6 151 (3.51%) Adobe
7 124 (2.88%) Cisco
8 105 (2.44%) Google
9 86 (2.00%) Apple
10 75 (1.74%) Citrix
11 71 (1.65%) ServiceNow
12 69 (1.60%) Databricks
13 45 (1.05%) Cognos
14 44 (1.02%) Workday
15 43 (1.00%) MuleSoft
16 41 (0.95%) Veeam
17 36 (0.84%) HP
18 35 (0.81%) Splunk
19 34 (0.79%) EMC
20 33 (0.77%) Informatica