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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 18 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
England > South East
6 months to
18 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 2 3 5
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 5,333 4,013 2,016
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 24.96% 24.05% 19.54%
As % of the General category 38.68% 45.39% 42.49%
Number of salaries quoted 2,723 2,445 1,558
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,262 £28,000
25th Percentile £35,750 £35,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - - +11.11%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

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 13,789 8,842 4,745
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 64.54% 53.00% 45.99%
Number of salaries quoted 6,669 5,497 3,652
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £30,000
25th Percentile £40,625 £37,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £68,750 £66,250 £65,000
90th Percentile £80,154 £78,750 £76,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% - +9.52%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 0 1,874 £50,000 - 259
Hampshire +12 1,134 £50,000 +5.26% 125
Surrey -1 1,117 £55,000 +14.58% 122
Berkshire 0 1,007 £50,000 -9.09% 115
Kent +1 468 £45,000 +5.88% 45
West Sussex +3 466 £50,000 - 43
Oxfordshire +1 440 £46,435 +4.53% 55
Buckinghamshire -2 439 £47,500 +1.06% 90
East Sussex -14 175 £55,000 +22.22% 31
Middlesex -5 33 £55,000 - 3
Sussex +2 28 £57,500 +64.29%
Isle of Wight - 5 £28,000 -
Home Counties -11 2 £71,250 -5.00%
Social Skills
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 1,618 (30.34%) Agile
2 1,438 (26.96%) Degree
3 1,401 (26.27%) Finance
4 1,190 (22.31%) Problem-Solving
5 1,155 (21.66%) Microsoft
6 947 (17.76%) SQL
7 945 (17.72%) Analytical Skills
8 889 (16.67%) Azure
9 878 (16.46%) Project Management
10 710 (13.31%) Software Engineering
11 689 (12.92%) Computer Science
12 686 (12.86%) Customer Service
13 614 (11.51%) Windows
14 597 (11.19%) AWS
15 586 (10.99%) HTML
16 569 (10.67%) Marketing
17 558 (10.46%) Mentoring
18 557 (10.44%) C#
19 540 (10.13%) JavaScript
20 532 (9.98%) .NET
21 526 (9.86%) Self-Motivation
22 509 (9.54%) Python
23 498 (9.34%) Analytics
24 497 (9.32%) Java
25 488 (9.15%) CSS
26 482 (9.04%) Continuous Improvement
27 473 (8.87%) ITIL
27 473 (8.87%) Microsoft Office
28 470 (8.81%) Legal
29 465 (8.72%) Project Delivery

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
1 184 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 99 (1.86%) MS Exchange
3 74 (1.39%) Confluence
4 48 (0.90%) Apache
5 44 (0.83%) Apache Spark
6 42 (0.79%) CMS
7 38 (0.71%) Umbraco
8 37 (0.69%) ArcGIS
9 34 (0.64%) SAS
10 23 (0.43%) GemFire
11 20 (0.38%) Tomcat
12 18 (0.34%) Drupal
13 16 (0.30%) IIS
14 13 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 13 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
15 12 (0.23%) JBoss
15 12 (0.23%) WebLogic
16 11 (0.21%) Apache Airflow
16 11 (0.21%) Apache Solr
17 10 (0.19%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 473 (8.87%) Microsoft Office
2 412 (7.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 194 (3.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 85 (1.59%) MS Visio
5 60 (1.13%) Microsoft Project
6 48 (0.90%) Photoshop
7 31 (0.58%) Sketch
8 30 (0.56%) Simulink
9 24 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
10 23 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 16 (0.30%) Zeplin
12 12 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
13 7 (0.13%) InVision
13 7 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
14 6 (0.11%) FrameMaker
14 6 (0.11%) Fusion 360
14 6 (0.11%) MadCap Flare
15 5 (0.094%) 3ds Max
15 5 (0.094%) CATIA
15 5 (0.094%) Maya
Business Applications
1 45 (0.84%) SAP S/4HANA
2 24 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 20 (0.38%) Magento
4 19 (0.36%) Academy Housing
5 15 (0.28%) SAP HR
6 14 (0.26%) Primavera
7 12 (0.23%) SAP R/3
8 11 (0.21%) NetSuite
8 11 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 11 (0.21%) SAP CRM
9 8 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
9 8 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
9 8 (0.15%) SAP CO
9 8 (0.15%) SAP FI
9 8 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
10 6 (0.11%) Maximo
10 6 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
10 6 (0.11%) SAP MM
11 4 (0.075%) SAP PP
11 4 (0.075%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 889 (16.67%) Azure
2 597 (11.19%) AWS
3 417 (7.82%) Microsoft 365
4 344 (6.45%) Power Platform
5 287 (5.38%) SaaS
6 166 (3.11%) GCP
7 135 (2.53%) GitHub
8 96 (1.80%) OpenShift
9 89 (1.67%) Azure DevOps
10 76 (1.43%) PaaS
11 73 (1.37%) Amazon Kinesis
12 65 (1.22%) Serverless
13 53 (0.99%) Azure Data Factory
14 51 (0.96%) Slack
15 49 (0.92%) IaaS
16 48 (0.90%) Google Analytics
17 47 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
18 43 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
19 41 (0.77%) Google Workspace
20 36 (0.68%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 248 (4.65%) Firewall
2 173 (3.24%) HTTP
3 138 (2.59%) DNS
4 136 (2.55%) WAN
5 128 (2.40%) VPN
6 123 (2.31%) LAN
7 120 (2.25%) DHCP
8 111 (2.08%) SSL
9 92 (1.73%) TCP/IP
10 86 (1.61%) Wireless
11 58 (1.09%) VLAN
12 57 (1.07%) Network Security
13 55 (1.03%) SD-WAN
13 55 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
14 50 (0.94%) Internet
14 50 (0.94%) WLAN
15 43 (0.81%) VoIP
16 42 (0.79%) MPLS
17 40 (0.75%) SAN
18 32 (0.60%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 464 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 291 (5.46%) Power BI
3 220 (4.13%) NoSQL
4 185 (3.47%) Relational Database
5 150 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
6 104 (1.95%) Big Data
7 92 (1.73%) MySQL
8 72 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
9 62 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 58 (1.09%) RDBMS
11 57 (1.07%) Tableau
12 56 (1.05%) Hadoop
13 52 (0.98%) Data Lake
14 45 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
14 45 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 42 (0.79%) DB2
15 42 (0.79%) Oracle Database
16 41 (0.77%) GIS
17 36 (0.68%) Redis
18 33 (0.62%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 437 (8.19%) Git (software)
2 277 (5.19%) JIRA
3 192 (3.60%) Jenkins
4 124 (2.33%) Selenium
5 104 (1.95%) Visual Studio
6 74 (1.39%) Cucumber
7 53 (0.99%) Bitbucket
8 52 (0.98%) Artifactory
9 49 (0.92%) webpack
10 47 (0.88%) Maven
10 47 (0.88%) Sonatype Nexus
11 45 (0.84%) Postman
11 45 (0.84%) WebDriver
12 39 (0.73%) JUnit
13 38 (0.71%) JMeter
14 36 (0.68%) GitLab
14 36 (0.68%) Subversion
15 31 (0.58%) gulp
16 28 (0.53%) Grunt
17 25 (0.47%) LabVIEW
General
1 1,401 (26.27%) Finance
2 945 (17.72%) Analytical Skills
3 569 (10.67%) Marketing
4 470 (8.81%) Legal
5 383 (7.18%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 372 (6.98%) Presentation Skills
7 349 (6.54%) Law
8 339 (6.36%) Organisational Skills
9 259 (4.86%) Influencing Skills
10 219 (4.11%) Retail
11 185 (3.47%) Telecoms
12 182 (3.41%) Banking
13 180 (3.38%) Electronics
14 137 (2.57%) Manufacturing
15 121 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
16 99 (1.86%) Automotive
17 93 (1.74%) Public Sector
18 80 (1.50%) Games
19 76 (1.43%) Aviation
20 73 (1.37%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 872 (16.35%) Analyst
2 442 (8.29%) Developer
3 417 (7.82%) Software Engineer
4 343 (6.43%) Project Manager
5 227 (4.26%) Architect
6 205 (3.84%) Senior Manager
7 177 (3.32%) Graduate
8 165 (3.09%) Support Engineer
9 146 (2.74%) Consultant
10 145 (2.72%) Support Analyst
11 143 (2.68%) Business Analyst
12 139 (2.61%) Senior Project Manager
13 137 (2.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 137 (2.57%) IT Support
13 137 (2.57%) Senior Software Engineer
14 133 (2.49%) IT Manager
15 126 (2.36%) Data Analyst
16 124 (2.33%) Applications Engineer
17 120 (2.25%) Solutions Architect
18 116 (2.18%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 586 (10.99%) HTML
2 532 (9.98%) .NET
3 488 (9.15%) CSS
4 300 (5.63%) AngularJS
5 253 (4.74%) ASP.NET
6 198 (3.71%) Node.js
7 195 (3.66%) React
8 150 (2.81%) Web Services
9 149 (2.79%) REST
10 147 (2.76%) Kafka
11 136 (2.55%) HTML5
12 135 (2.53%) .NET Framework
13 97 (1.82%) Vue.js
14 96 (1.80%) Ruby on Rails
15 95 (1.78%) ASP.NET MVC
15 95 (1.78%) RESTful
16 93 (1.74%) Angular 2
17 92 (1.73%) RabbitMQ
18 85 (1.59%) jQuery
19 79 (1.48%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 526 (9.86%) Self-Motivation
2 388 (7.28%) Management Information System
3 365 (6.84%) User Experience
4 174 (3.26%) Virtual Team
5 138 (2.59%) Algorithms
6 127 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
7 124 (2.33%) Mobile App
8 92 (1.73%) Driving Licence
9 85 (1.59%) Data Centre
10 83 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
11 80 (1.50%) Data Structures
12 78 (1.46%) Cyberattack
13 61 (1.14%) IoT
14 59 (1.11%) Social Media
15 57 (1.07%) Biotechnology
16 56 (1.05%) Renewable Energy
17 54 (1.01%) Public Cloud
18 53 (0.99%) Life Science
19 52 (0.98%) Cybercrime
19 52 (0.98%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 614 (11.51%) Windows
2 444 (8.33%) Linux
3 192 (3.60%) Windows Server
4 130 (2.44%) Unix
5 112 (2.10%) Windows 10
6 76 (1.43%) Android
7 67 (1.26%) Apple iOS
8 63 (1.18%) Ubuntu
8 63 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 57 (1.07%) Windows Server 2016
9 57 (1.07%) Windows Server 2019
10 50 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 47 (0.88%) VMS
12 45 (0.84%) Mac OS
13 29 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
14 28 (0.53%) Windows 7
15 24 (0.45%) AIX
15 24 (0.45%) CentOS
16 21 (0.39%) Kali Linux
17 17 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,618 (30.34%) Agile
2 1,190 (22.31%) Problem-Solving
3 878 (16.46%) Project Management
4 710 (13.31%) Software Engineering
5 689 (12.92%) Computer Science
6 686 (12.86%) Customer Service
7 558 (10.46%) Mentoring
8 498 (9.34%) Analytics
9 482 (9.04%) Continuous Improvement
10 473 (8.87%) ITIL
11 465 (8.72%) Project Delivery
12 456 (8.55%) Scrum
13 450 (8.44%) Stakeholder Management
14 437 (8.19%) DevOps
15 430 (8.06%) Test Automation
16 417 (7.82%) Risk Management
17 365 (6.84%) Cybersecurity
18 354 (6.64%) Decision-Making
19 353 (6.62%) Business Intelligence
20 347 (6.51%) CI/CD
Programming Languages
1 947 (17.76%) SQL
2 557 (10.44%) C#
3 540 (10.13%) JavaScript
4 509 (9.54%) Python
5 497 (9.32%) Java
6 230 (4.31%) C
7 165 (3.09%) Go
8 164 (3.08%) C++
9 155 (2.91%) PowerShell
10 124 (2.33%) Ruby
11 104 (1.95%) TypeScript
12 100 (1.88%) T-SQL
13 90 (1.69%) Shell Script
14 74 (1.39%) PHP
15 67 (1.26%) R
16 63 (1.18%) Perl
17 56 (1.05%) Bash
18 41 (0.77%) MATLAB
19 38 (0.71%) VB.NET
20 35 (0.66%) VB
Qualifications
1 1,438 (26.96%) Degree
2 394 (7.39%) Security Cleared
3 285 (5.34%) Computer Science Degree
4 279 (5.23%) SC Cleared
5 157 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 98 (1.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 93 (1.74%) PMI Certification
8 82 (1.54%) Master's Degree
9 77 (1.44%) Azure Certification
10 75 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
10 75 (1.41%) DV Cleared
11 71 (1.33%) PMP
12 66 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
13 65 (1.22%) APMP
14 64 (1.20%) CISSP
15 55 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 53 (0.99%) ISTQB
17 52 (0.98%) PhD
18 48 (0.90%) Numerate Degree
19 47 (0.88%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 398 (7.46%) QA
2 217 (4.07%) SLA
3 99 (1.86%) GDPR
4 90 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 89 (1.67%) PMO
6 71 (1.33%) Data Quality
7 39 (0.73%) Accessibility
8 38 (0.71%) COBIT
8 38 (0.71%) Good Clinical Practice
9 33 (0.62%) NIST
10 29 (0.54%) GRC
11 23 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 21 (0.39%) NCSC
13 20 (0.38%) GMP
14 19 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
15 18 (0.34%) ISO 9001
16 17 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 13 (0.24%) CDISC
17 13 (0.24%) GxP
18 11 (0.21%) HL7
System Software
1 349 (6.54%) Docker
2 320 (6.00%) Active Directory
3 149 (2.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 41 (0.77%) Hyper-V
5 40 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
6 38 (0.71%) vSphere
7 24 (0.45%) Terminal Server
8 22 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
9 21 (0.39%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 17 (0.32%) XenApp
11 13 (0.24%) Firmware
12 11 (0.21%) Lustre
12 11 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
13 8 (0.15%) Slurm Workload Manager
14 6 (0.11%) XenDesktop
15 5 (0.094%) BitLocker
15 5 (0.094%) etcd
16 3 (0.056%) ISA Server
16 3 (0.056%) Tivoli Directory Server
16 3 (0.056%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 213 (3.99%) Kubernetes
2 125 (2.34%) Ansible
3 98 (1.84%) Terraform
4 89 (1.67%) SCCM
5 60 (1.13%) Microsoft Intune
6 49 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
7 27 (0.51%) Tivoli
8 23 (0.43%) Puppet
8 23 (0.43%) vCenter Server
9 22 (0.41%) Netcool
10 21 (0.39%) IBM BigFix
10 21 (0.39%) Netcool/OMNIbus
10 21 (0.39%) Tivoli Monitoring
11 16 (0.30%) SCOM
12 13 (0.24%) Kibana
12 13 (0.24%) WSUS
13 12 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
14 11 (0.21%) Autotask
14 11 (0.21%) HP ALM
14 11 (0.21%) logstash
Vendors
1 1,155 (21.66%) Microsoft
2 198 (3.71%) Oracle
3 191 (3.58%) VMware
4 169 (3.17%) SAP
5 156 (2.93%) Cisco
6 147 (2.76%) Google
7 141 (2.64%) Salesforce.com
8 136 (2.55%) Adobe
9 124 (2.33%) Apple
10 87 (1.63%) Citrix
11 80 (1.50%) IBM
12 74 (1.39%) MuleSoft
13 71 (1.33%) ANSYS
13 71 (1.33%) Bloomberg
14 52 (0.98%) Databricks
15 50 (0.94%) ServiceNow
16 47 (0.88%) NEC
17 41 (0.77%) Cadence
18 40 (0.75%) Red Hat
19 38 (0.71%) HP