Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
England > South East
6 months to
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 4 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 3,884 2,444 6,143
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 23.67% 19.94% 23.22%
As % of the General category 46.22% 43.04% 46.63%
Number of salaries quoted 2,355 1,892 4,568
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,750 £25,500
25th Percentile £35,750 £35,000 £32,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,712 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.80% +6.03% -
75th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% 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 the South East with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 8,404 5,679 13,173
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 51.22% 46.34% 49.79%
Number of salaries quoted 5,304 4,396 10,030
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,750 £27,346
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,350 £52,500
% change year-on-year +3.88% +5.43% +5.00%

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 24 July 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 24 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
Thames Valley +2 1,716 £51,500 +3.00% 384
Berkshire +1 984 £52,758 -4.08% 176
Hampshire -6 699 £47,500 +5.56% 155
Surrey +5 671 £47,500 -5.00% 147
Buckinghamshire +2 455 £45,000 -5.26% 128
Oxfordshire +1 278 £45,000 +5.88% 80
West Sussex +6 275 £50,000 +5.26% 37
East Sussex -4 240 £48,750 +8.33% 36
Kent -2 206 £40,000 - 61
Middlesex 0 6 £55,000 - 3
Sussex -5 6 £60,000 -7.69% 3
Home Counties - 3 £80,000 -
Social Skills
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region with a requirement for Social Skills.

1 1,220 (31.41%) Agile Software Development
2 1,028 (26.47%) Problem-Solving
3 777 (20.01%) Microsoft
4 731 (18.82%) Degree
5 720 (18.54%) SQL
6 715 (18.41%) Analytical Skills
7 653 (16.81%) Azure
8 638 (16.43%) Finance
9 554 (14.26%) Project Management
10 511 (13.16%) JavaScript
11 475 (12.23%) C#
12 462 (11.89%) Scrum
13 452 (11.64%) Windows
14 423 (10.89%) .NET
15 391 (10.07%) AWS
16 379 (9.76%) SQL Server
17 377 (9.71%) DevOps
18 371 (9.55%) ITIL
19 347 (8.93%) Linux
20 338 (8.70%) Mentoring
21 329 (8.47%) Security Cleared
22 323 (8.32%) Computer Science
23 322 (8.29%) Microsoft 365
24 321 (8.26%) Organisational Skills
25 315 (8.11%) Time Management
26 311 (8.01%) Software Engineering
27 310 (7.98%) Test Automation
28 304 (7.83%) Java
29 301 (7.75%) SaaS
30 298 (7.67%) 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
1 114 (2.94%) SharePoint
2 69 (1.78%) MS Exchange
3 64 (1.65%) WordPress
4 63 (1.62%) CMS
5 44 (1.13%) Confluence
6 43 (1.11%) WebLogic
7 36 (0.93%) Apache
8 33 (0.85%) SAS
9 21 (0.54%) Oracle Service Bus
10 19 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
11 18 (0.46%) IIS
12 17 (0.44%) OpenStack
13 15 (0.39%) nginx
14 12 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 11 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
16 10 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
17 9 (0.23%) Skype for Business
18 8 (0.21%) Apache Spark
18 8 (0.21%) JBoss
18 8 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 253 (6.51%) Microsoft Office
2 228 (5.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 115 (2.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 60 (1.54%) Microsoft Project
4 60 (1.54%) MS Visio
5 16 (0.41%) InVision
5 16 (0.41%) Sketch
6 13 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.31%) Figma
8 11 (0.28%) Photoshop
9 10 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 8 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
11 7 (0.18%) Revit
12 6 (0.15%) MicroStation
12 6 (0.15%) OrCAD
13 4 (0.10%) Simulink
14 3 (0.077%) UXPin
15 2 (0.051%) Adobe After Effects
15 2 (0.051%) Oracle Smart View
15 2 (0.051%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 34 (0.88%) SAP S/4HANA
2 25 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 23 (0.59%) Magento
4 17 (0.44%) NetSuite
5 16 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
5 16 (0.41%) Shopify
6 12 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
6 12 (0.31%) Hyperion Planning
7 11 (0.28%) SAP SD
8 9 (0.23%) HFM
8 9 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
9 8 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
10 7 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
10 7 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
10 7 (0.18%) SAP FI
11 6 (0.15%) SAP CO
11 6 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
11 6 (0.15%) Sprinklr
12 5 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
12 5 (0.13%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 653 (16.81%) Azure
2 391 (10.07%) AWS
3 322 (8.29%) Microsoft 365
4 301 (7.75%) SaaS
5 149 (3.84%) Power Platform
6 90 (2.32%) GCP
6 90 (2.32%) PaaS
7 84 (2.16%) Serverless
8 81 (2.09%) IaaS
9 76 (1.96%) GitHub
10 60 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
11 52 (1.34%) Dynamics 365
12 45 (1.16%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 42 (1.08%) Azure Service Bus
14 36 (0.93%) Amazon S3
15 35 (0.90%) Azure Functions
16 34 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
16 34 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
17 32 (0.82%) PowerApps
18 31 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 237 (6.10%) Firewall
2 137 (3.53%) VPN
3 135 (3.48%) DNS
4 92 (2.37%) WAN
5 89 (2.29%) TCP/IP
6 87 (2.24%) LAN
7 70 (1.80%) DHCP
8 64 (1.65%) Wireless
9 61 (1.57%) SAN
10 60 (1.54%) Internet
10 60 (1.54%) VLAN
11 47 (1.21%) Network Security
12 46 (1.18%) NAS
13 44 (1.13%) HTTP
14 39 (1.00%) Fibre Channel
15 38 (0.98%) BGP
16 36 (0.93%) WLAN
17 35 (0.90%) iSCSI
18 34 (0.88%) 5G
19 33 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 379 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 135 (3.48%) MySQL
3 133 (3.42%) Power BI
4 120 (3.09%) Relational Database
5 89 (2.29%) Big Data
6 85 (2.19%) Oracle Database
7 79 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
8 74 (1.91%) Data Lake
9 72 (1.85%) NoSQL
10 44 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 44 (1.13%) Tableau
11 43 (1.11%) Oracle Database 10g
12 41 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
12 41 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 40 (1.03%) RDBMS
14 31 (0.80%) Oracle Database 12c
15 26 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
16 24 (0.62%) Redis
17 21 (0.54%) Azure SQL Database
18 20 (0.51%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 279 (7.18%) JIRA
2 190 (4.89%) Git (software)
3 129 (3.32%) Jenkins
4 92 (2.37%) Selenium
5 64 (1.65%) Visual Studio
6 54 (1.39%) Cucumber
7 37 (0.95%) webpack
8 32 (0.82%) SpecFlow
9 30 (0.77%) JMeter
9 30 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
10 28 (0.72%) TeamCity
11 27 (0.70%) Subversion
12 25 (0.64%) Bitbucket
12 25 (0.64%) NUnit
13 23 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 23 (0.59%) WebDriver
14 22 (0.57%) Postman
15 21 (0.54%) Toad
16 20 (0.51%) Grunt
16 20 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 715 (18.41%) Analytical Skills
2 638 (16.43%) Finance
3 321 (8.26%) Organisational Skills
4 265 (6.82%) Marketing
5 256 (6.59%) Retail
6 190 (4.89%) Presentation Skills
7 179 (4.61%) Telecoms
8 135 (3.48%) Public Sector
9 132 (3.40%) Influencing Skills
10 111 (2.86%) Legal
11 85 (2.19%) Pharmaceutical
12 84 (2.16%) Manufacturing
13 80 (2.06%) Law
14 78 (2.01%) Banking
15 77 (1.98%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 66 (1.70%) Automotive
17 65 (1.67%) Documentation Skills
18 62 (1.60%) Electronics
19 50 (1.29%) Police
20 44 (1.13%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 645 (16.61%) Developer
2 558 (14.37%) Analyst
3 228 (5.87%) Architect
4 221 (5.69%) Consultant
5 194 (4.99%) Project Manager
6 166 (4.27%) Software Engineer
7 144 (3.71%) Support Engineer
8 123 (3.17%) Support Analyst
9 112 (2.88%) Senior Developer
10 98 (2.52%) C# Developer
11 97 (2.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 96 (2.47%) Business Analyst
13 93 (2.39%) Junior
14 90 (2.32%) IT Support
15 89 (2.29%) Service Analyst
16 83 (2.14%) IT Analyst
16 83 (2.14%) Technical Support
17 78 (2.01%) Senior Software Engineer
18 76 (1.96%) IT Manager
19 74 (1.91%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 423 (10.89%) .NET
2 298 (7.67%) HTML
3 279 (7.18%) CSS
4 210 (5.41%) React
5 190 (4.89%) REST
6 182 (4.69%) AngularJS
7 131 (3.37%) RESTful
8 127 (3.27%) ASP.NET
9 124 (3.19%) .NET Core
10 121 (3.12%) .NET Framework
11 119 (3.06%) Web Services
12 108 (2.78%) Node.js
13 103 (2.65%) SOAP
14 82 (2.11%) jQuery
15 80 (2.06%) HTML5
16 78 (2.01%) XML
17 66 (1.70%) GraphQL
18 61 (1.57%) React Native
19 58 (1.49%) Vue.js
20 56 (1.44%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 277 (7.13%) Self-Motivation
2 272 (7.00%) User Experience
3 206 (5.30%) Management Information System
4 97 (2.50%) Mobile App
5 76 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
6 66 (1.70%) Data Centre
7 65 (1.67%) Driving Licence
8 64 (1.65%) iPhone
9 59 (1.52%) Renewable Energy
10 58 (1.49%) Life Science
11 49 (1.26%) Virtual Team
12 44 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
13 29 (0.75%) Algorithms
13 29 (0.75%) Smart Meter
14 27 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
14 27 (0.70%) NHS
15 26 (0.67%) Public Cloud
15 26 (0.67%) Social Media
16 24 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
17 23 (0.59%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 452 (11.64%) Windows
2 347 (8.93%) Linux
3 174 (4.48%) Android
4 118 (3.04%) Windows 10
5 111 (2.86%) Windows Server
6 106 (2.73%) Unix
7 88 (2.27%) Apple iOS
8 37 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 32 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
10 30 (0.77%) Windows Server 2016
11 28 (0.72%) Solaris
12 26 (0.67%) VMS
13 22 (0.57%) Ubuntu
14 21 (0.54%) Windows Server 2019
15 20 (0.51%) Windows 7
16 19 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
17 14 (0.36%) Fedora
18 10 (0.26%) Mac OS
19 9 (0.23%) CentOS
20 7 (0.18%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,220 (31.41%) Agile Software Development
2 1,028 (26.47%) Problem-Solving
3 554 (14.26%) Project Management
4 462 (11.89%) Scrum
5 377 (9.71%) DevOps
6 371 (9.55%) ITIL
7 338 (8.70%) Mentoring
8 323 (8.32%) Computer Science
9 315 (8.11%) Time Management
10 311 (8.01%) Software Engineering
11 310 (7.98%) Test Automation
12 271 (6.98%) Microservices
13 261 (6.72%) Stakeholder Management
14 255 (6.57%) Continuous Improvement
15 252 (6.49%) Analytics
15 252 (6.49%) Business Intelligence
16 251 (6.46%) Information Security
17 239 (6.15%) Decision-Making
18 208 (5.36%) Line Management
19 205 (5.28%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 720 (18.54%) SQL
2 511 (13.16%) JavaScript
3 475 (12.23%) C#
4 304 (7.83%) Java
5 290 (7.47%) Python
6 165 (4.25%) PHP
7 155 (3.99%) C
8 142 (3.66%) PowerShell
9 114 (2.94%) C++
10 102 (2.63%) TypeScript
11 83 (2.14%) T-SQL
12 79 (2.03%) PL/SQL
13 44 (1.13%) Bash Shell
14 35 (0.90%) Kotlin
15 34 (0.88%) Java 8
15 34 (0.88%) Shell Script
16 28 (0.72%) Go
17 24 (0.62%) ES6
18 22 (0.57%) VB.NET
18 22 (0.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 731 (18.82%) Degree
2 329 (8.47%) Security Cleared
3 192 (4.94%) SC Cleared
4 149 (3.84%) Computer Science Degree
5 108 (2.78%) CISSP
6 92 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 80 (2.06%) CISM
8 79 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
9 59 (1.52%) Master's Degree
10 51 (1.31%) ISEB
11 48 (1.24%) CCNA
12 36 (0.93%) PMI Certification
13 34 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 34 (0.88%) MCSE
14 33 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
15 31 (0.80%) DV Cleared
16 30 (0.77%) CISA
16 30 (0.77%) PhD
17 29 (0.75%) CCNP
18 28 (0.72%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 256 (6.59%) QA
2 227 (5.84%) SLA
3 169 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 133 (3.42%) GDPR
5 74 (1.91%) NIST
6 66 (1.70%) Cyber Essentials
7 49 (1.26%) Accessibility
7 49 (1.26%) PMO
8 33 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 27 (0.70%) ISO 9001
10 25 (0.64%) Data Quality
11 22 (0.57%) PCI DSS
12 17 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 17 (0.44%) NEBOSH
13 15 (0.39%) Good Clinical Practice
14 13 (0.33%) GRC
14 13 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 12 (0.31%) Actionable Recommendations
15 12 (0.31%) CDISC
15 12 (0.31%) Def Stans
System Software
1 261 (6.72%) Active Directory
2 214 (5.51%) Docker
3 104 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 82 (2.11%) Hyper-V
5 32 (0.82%) Firmware
6 31 (0.80%) Terminal Server
7 23 (0.59%) RHEV
8 18 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
8 18 (0.46%) vSphere
9 13 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
10 12 (0.31%) VMware NSX
11 10 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
11 10 (0.26%) XenApp
12 6 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (0.10%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.10%) XenDesktop
14 3 (0.077%) Virtual Servers
15 2 (0.051%) Postfix
15 2 (0.051%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 156 (4.02%) Kubernetes
2 101 (2.60%) Terraform
3 84 (2.16%) Ansible
4 41 (1.06%) Puppet
5 40 (1.03%) SCCM
6 28 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
7 23 (0.59%) WSUS
8 22 (0.57%) Grafana
9 18 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
9 18 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
10 14 (0.36%) BMC PATROL
10 14 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
11 12 (0.31%) Kibana
11 12 (0.31%) Prometheus
12 10 (0.26%) Cisco UCCX
13 8 (0.21%) HP ALM
13 8 (0.21%) Packer
14 7 (0.18%) Consul
14 7 (0.18%) Rancher
15 6 (0.15%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 777 (20.01%) Microsoft
2 270 (6.95%) Oracle
3 190 (4.89%) VMware
4 142 (3.66%) SAP
5 99 (2.55%) Cisco
5 99 (2.55%) Google
6 90 (2.32%) Salesforce.com
7 83 (2.14%) Citrix
8 80 (2.06%) Adobe
9 79 (2.03%) ServiceNow
10 52 (1.34%) Meraki
11 35 (0.90%) Palo Alto
12 33 (0.85%) IBM
13 32 (0.82%) Splunk
14 31 (0.80%) Mercator
15 27 (0.70%) Zend
16 23 (0.59%) Xceptor
17 22 (0.57%) Blue Prism
17 22 (0.57%) Xamarin
18 20 (0.51%) Remedy