Period
to 17 October 2021

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

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
England > South East
6 months to
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 7 3
Rank change year-on-year +4 -4 0
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 4,420 1,495 5,526
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 24.88% 19.01% 21.77%
As % of the General category 46.31% 44.77% 44.90%
Number of salaries quoted 2,504 1,151 4,105
10th Percentile £27,345 £28,500 £25,000
25th Percentile £35,408 £36,250 £32,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.70% +2.22%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +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 the South East with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 9,544 3,339 12,308
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 53.72% 42.45% 48.49%
Number of salaries quoted 5,658 2,621 9,395
10th Percentile £29,000 £29,750 £26,750
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £49,000
Median % change year-on-year - +2.04% +3.16%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £53,638
% change year-on-year - +7.20% +3.15%

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 17 October 2021.

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 17 October 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 +3 1,916 £50,000 -4.76% 386
Berkshire +4 1,085 £55,000 -4.35% 177
Surrey +6 835 £52,500 -4.55% 122
Hampshire +1 821 £49,000 +15.29% 160
Buckinghamshire +1 511 £45,000 - 133
Oxfordshire +4 327 £43,250 -17.62% 76
West Sussex +8 277 £50,000 -9.09% 57
Kent +1 248 £46,250 +8.82% 82
East Sussex -6 227 £45,000 -5.26% 40
Sussex - 16 £35,000 -
Home Counties - 9 £80,000 -
Middlesex 0 7 £55,000 - 4
Social Skills
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 South East region with a requirement for Social Skills.

1 1,452 (32.85%) Agile Software Development
2 1,140 (25.79%) Problem-Solving
3 957 (21.65%) Degree
4 875 (19.80%) Microsoft
5 776 (17.56%) Analytical Skills
6 773 (17.49%) Azure
7 771 (17.44%) SQL
8 723 (16.36%) Finance
9 607 (13.73%) Project Management
10 523 (11.83%) Scrum
11 513 (11.61%) Windows
12 510 (11.54%) JavaScript
13 490 (11.09%) C#
14 421 (9.52%) Microsoft 365
15 415 (9.39%) AWS
15 415 (9.39%) .NET
16 405 (9.16%) ITIL
17 401 (9.07%) DevOps
18 382 (8.64%) Security Cleared
19 371 (8.39%) Continuous Improvement
20 370 (8.37%) SQL Server
21 366 (8.28%) Self-Motivation
22 361 (8.17%) Time Management
23 360 (8.14%) Mentoring
24 345 (7.81%) Organisational Skills
25 338 (7.65%) Retail
26 337 (7.62%) Computer Science
27 333 (7.53%) Analytics
27 333 (7.53%) SaaS
28 327 (7.40%) HTML

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
1 122 (2.76%) SharePoint
2 82 (1.86%) WordPress
3 79 (1.79%) CMS
4 58 (1.31%) Confluence
5 53 (1.20%) MS Exchange
6 50 (1.13%) SAS
7 47 (1.06%) WebLogic
8 33 (0.75%) Apache
9 23 (0.52%) IIS
9 23 (0.52%) OpenStack
10 22 (0.50%) Apache Spark
10 22 (0.50%) Oracle Service Bus
11 20 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
11 20 (0.45%) nginx
12 19 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
13 11 (0.25%) Drupal
13 11 (0.25%) Umbraco
14 10 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 10 (0.23%) Skype for Business
15 9 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 283 (6.40%) Microsoft Office
2 245 (5.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 128 (2.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 78 (1.76%) Microsoft Project
5 55 (1.24%) Figma
6 40 (0.90%) MS Visio
7 19 (0.43%) InVision
8 17 (0.38%) Sketch
8 17 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
9 16 (0.36%) Simulink
10 9 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 7 (0.16%) Photoshop
12 6 (0.14%) MicroStation
12 6 (0.14%) Revit
12 6 (0.14%) UXPin
13 5 (0.11%) Windchill
14 4 (0.090%) Adobe Illustrator
14 4 (0.090%) Marvel
15 3 (0.068%) Oracle Smart View
16 1 (0.023%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 49 (1.11%) SAP S/4HANA
2 41 (0.93%) NetSuite
3 33 (0.75%) Magento
4 25 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
5 18 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
6 16 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
7 12 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
8 10 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
8 10 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
9 9 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
9 9 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
9 9 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 9 (0.20%) Shopify
10 8 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
10 8 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
10 8 (0.18%) SAP ERP
11 7 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
11 7 (0.16%) SAP MDG
11 7 (0.16%) WebTrends
12 6 (0.14%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 773 (17.49%) Azure
2 421 (9.52%) Microsoft 365
3 415 (9.39%) AWS
4 333 (7.53%) SaaS
5 215 (4.86%) Power Platform
6 106 (2.40%) Serverless
7 82 (1.86%) GitHub
8 78 (1.76%) IaaS
8 78 (1.76%) PaaS
9 70 (1.58%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 70 (1.58%) GCP
10 64 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
11 63 (1.43%) Azure Functions
12 62 (1.40%) Dynamics 365
13 53 (1.20%) PowerApps
14 50 (1.13%) Azure Event Grid
15 49 (1.11%) Azure Service Bus
16 46 (1.04%) Power Automate
17 38 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
17 38 (0.86%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 292 (6.61%) Firewall
2 156 (3.53%) DNS
3 154 (3.48%) VPN
4 128 (2.90%) WAN
5 114 (2.58%) LAN
6 110 (2.49%) TCP/IP
7 88 (1.99%) DHCP
8 78 (1.76%) VLAN
9 70 (1.58%) Internet
10 61 (1.38%) Wireless
11 53 (1.20%) Network Security
12 52 (1.18%) HTTP
13 44 (1.00%) VoIP
14 43 (0.97%) SAN
15 41 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
16 37 (0.84%) BGP
17 35 (0.79%) 5G
18 34 (0.77%) MPLS
19 29 (0.66%) NAS
20 26 (0.59%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 370 (8.37%) SQL Server
2 177 (4.00%) Power BI
3 152 (3.44%) MySQL
4 111 (2.51%) Relational Database
5 107 (2.42%) Big Data
6 90 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
7 84 (1.90%) Oracle Database
8 75 (1.70%) Data Lake
9 74 (1.67%) NoSQL
10 59 (1.33%) Tableau
11 56 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 48 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
13 44 (1.00%) RDBMS
14 41 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 39 (0.88%) Azure SQL Database
16 34 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
17 30 (0.68%) Oracle Database 12c
18 26 (0.59%) Hadoop
18 26 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
19 25 (0.57%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 249 (5.63%) JIRA
2 188 (4.25%) Git (software)
3 122 (2.76%) Jenkins
4 91 (2.06%) Selenium
5 61 (1.38%) Visual Studio
6 57 (1.29%) Cucumber
7 44 (1.00%) webpack
8 40 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
9 35 (0.79%) Postman
10 28 (0.63%) Axure RP
11 23 (0.52%) Visual Studio Team System
12 22 (0.50%) GitLab
12 22 (0.50%) NUnit
12 22 (0.50%) Toad
12 22 (0.50%) WebDriver
13 20 (0.45%) SoapUI
14 19 (0.43%) SpecFlow
15 18 (0.41%) Bitbucket
16 17 (0.38%) Babel
16 17 (0.38%) JMeter
General
1 776 (17.56%) Analytical Skills
2 723 (16.36%) Finance
3 345 (7.81%) Organisational Skills
4 338 (7.65%) Retail
5 304 (6.88%) Marketing
6 303 (6.86%) Presentation Skills
7 197 (4.46%) Telecoms
8 171 (3.87%) Influencing Skills
9 135 (3.05%) Legal
10 127 (2.87%) Public Sector
11 116 (2.62%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 112 (2.53%) Pharmaceutical
13 110 (2.49%) Banking
14 97 (2.19%) Manufacturing
15 96 (2.17%) Law
16 72 (1.63%) Police
17 61 (1.38%) Electronics
18 56 (1.27%) Documentation Skills
19 55 (1.24%) Automotive
20 49 (1.11%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 718 (16.24%) Developer
2 626 (14.16%) Analyst
3 281 (6.36%) Consultant
4 258 (5.84%) Architect
5 223 (5.05%) Project Manager
6 184 (4.16%) Software Engineer
7 151 (3.42%) Support Analyst
8 137 (3.10%) Senior Developer
9 126 (2.85%) C# Developer
10 123 (2.78%) Support Engineer
11 116 (2.62%) Business Analyst
12 103 (2.33%) Junior
13 99 (2.24%) Senior Software Engineer
14 94 (2.13%) Product Owner
14 94 (2.13%) Service Analyst
14 94 (2.13%) Technical Support
15 87 (1.97%) IT Support
15 87 (1.97%) Software Developer
16 85 (1.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 85 (1.92%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 415 (9.39%) .NET
2 327 (7.40%) HTML
3 312 (7.06%) CSS
4 196 (4.43%) React
5 168 (3.80%) REST
6 160 (3.62%) AngularJS
7 141 (3.19%) .NET Core
7 141 (3.19%) Web Services
8 131 (2.96%) RESTful
9 121 (2.74%) SOAP
10 120 (2.71%) .NET Framework
11 104 (2.35%) ASP.NET
12 88 (1.99%) Sass
13 84 (1.90%) jQuery
14 82 (1.86%) Node.js
15 72 (1.63%) HTML5
16 70 (1.58%) GraphQL
17 59 (1.33%) Middleware
18 52 (1.18%) XML
19 50 (1.13%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 366 (8.28%) Self-Motivation
2 324 (7.33%) User Experience
3 265 (6.00%) Management Information System
4 91 (2.06%) Algorithms
5 84 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
6 82 (1.86%) Data Centre
7 79 (1.79%) Life Science
8 70 (1.58%) Mobile App
9 67 (1.52%) Virtual Team
10 65 (1.47%) Driving Licence
11 53 (1.20%) EPoS
12 48 (1.09%) Public Cloud
13 47 (1.06%) Smart Meter
14 44 (1.00%) Robotics
15 43 (0.97%) Social Media
16 40 (0.90%) iPhone
16 40 (0.90%) PMI
16 40 (0.90%) Renewable Energy
17 37 (0.84%) Data Structures
17 37 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 513 (11.61%) Windows
2 304 (6.88%) Linux
3 164 (3.71%) Android
4 142 (3.21%) Windows Server
5 118 (2.67%) Windows 10
6 104 (2.35%) Apple iOS
7 90 (2.04%) Unix
8 34 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 33 (0.75%) Windows Server 2016
10 30 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
11 29 (0.66%) Solaris
12 28 (0.63%) Windows Server 2019
13 27 (0.61%) VMS
14 18 (0.41%) CentOS
14 18 (0.41%) Windows 7
15 14 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
16 13 (0.29%) Fedora
16 13 (0.29%) Ubuntu
17 12 (0.27%) Mac OS
18 7 (0.16%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,452 (32.85%) Agile Software Development
2 1,140 (25.79%) Problem-Solving
3 607 (13.73%) Project Management
4 523 (11.83%) Scrum
5 405 (9.16%) ITIL
6 401 (9.07%) DevOps
7 371 (8.39%) Continuous Improvement
8 361 (8.17%) Time Management
9 360 (8.14%) Mentoring
10 337 (7.62%) Computer Science
11 333 (7.53%) Analytics
12 326 (7.38%) Software Engineering
13 309 (6.99%) Information Security
14 305 (6.90%) Test Automation
15 300 (6.79%) Stakeholder Management
16 292 (6.61%) Cybersecurity
17 266 (6.02%) Microservices
18 252 (5.70%) Business Intelligence
19 246 (5.57%) Service Delivery
20 241 (5.45%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 771 (17.44%) SQL
2 510 (11.54%) JavaScript
3 490 (11.09%) C#
4 316 (7.15%) Java
5 279 (6.31%) Python
6 212 (4.80%) C
7 179 (4.05%) PHP
8 137 (3.10%) C++
9 133 (3.01%) PowerShell
10 121 (2.74%) TypeScript
11 80 (1.81%) PL/SQL
12 73 (1.65%) T-SQL
13 53 (1.20%) Go
14 50 (1.13%) Java 8
15 37 (0.84%) Bash Shell
16 32 (0.72%) Kotlin
17 28 (0.63%) MATLAB
17 28 (0.63%) Perl
17 28 (0.63%) R
17 28 (0.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 957 (21.65%) Degree
2 382 (8.64%) Security Cleared
3 242 (5.48%) SC Cleared
4 137 (3.10%) Computer Science Degree
5 117 (2.65%) CISSP
6 104 (2.35%) CISM
7 97 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
8 95 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
9 85 (1.92%) Master's Degree
10 65 (1.47%) CCNA
10 65 (1.47%) PMI Certification
11 64 (1.45%) ISEB
12 50 (1.13%) CCNP
13 47 (1.06%) CEH
14 44 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 39 (0.88%) CISA
15 39 (0.88%) PMP
16 38 (0.86%) MCSE
17 37 (0.84%) HND
18 36 (0.81%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 279 (6.31%) SLA
2 234 (5.29%) QA
3 189 (4.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 165 (3.73%) GDPR
5 99 (2.24%) Cyber Essentials
6 78 (1.76%) NIST
7 59 (1.33%) PMO
8 53 (1.20%) Accessibility
9 51 (1.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 38 (0.86%) Data Quality
11 30 (0.68%) ISO 9001
11 30 (0.68%) PCI DSS
12 20 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 19 (0.43%) COBIT
14 18 (0.41%) CDISC
14 18 (0.41%) Good Clinical Practice
14 18 (0.41%) NEBOSH
15 16 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 14 (0.32%) GRC
17 12 (0.27%) Def Stans
System Software
1 267 (6.04%) Active Directory
2 198 (4.48%) Docker
3 110 (2.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 72 (1.63%) Hyper-V
5 28 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
6 27 (0.61%) Firmware
7 25 (0.57%) vSphere
8 19 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
9 13 (0.29%) RHEV
10 12 (0.27%) Terminal Server
11 10 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
11 10 (0.23%) VMware NSX
12 9 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
12 9 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (0.14%) XenApp
14 3 (0.068%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.068%) Snort
15 2 (0.045%) NFS
15 2 (0.045%) Postfix
15 2 (0.045%) Samba
Systems Management
1 157 (3.55%) Kubernetes
2 105 (2.38%) Terraform
3 76 (1.72%) Ansible
4 64 (1.45%) SCCM
5 58 (1.31%) Microsoft Intune
6 38 (0.86%) WSUS
7 28 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
8 22 (0.50%) Puppet
9 21 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
10 14 (0.32%) BMC PATROL
11 13 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
11 13 (0.29%) Kibana
12 10 (0.23%) HP ALM
12 10 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
13 8 (0.18%) Cisco UCCX
13 8 (0.18%) Jamf Pro
13 8 (0.18%) Packer
14 7 (0.16%) Grafana
14 7 (0.16%) Rancher
15 6 (0.14%) Active Directory Federation Services
Vendors
1 875 (19.80%) Microsoft
2 260 (5.88%) Oracle
3 218 (4.93%) VMware
4 192 (4.34%) SAP
5 140 (3.17%) Cisco
6 127 (2.87%) Adobe
7 118 (2.67%) Google
8 114 (2.58%) Salesforce.com
9 85 (1.92%) Citrix
10 72 (1.63%) ServiceNow
11 51 (1.15%) Meraki
12 42 (0.95%) Apple
13 39 (0.88%) Veeam
14 36 (0.81%) Palo Alto
14 36 (0.81%) Splunk
15 35 (0.79%) IBM
16 34 (0.77%) Workday
17 32 (0.72%) Xceptor
18 27 (0.61%) Databricks
19 23 (0.52%) HP