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

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
England > South East
6 months to
17 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 3 3
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 2,856 3,686 6,327
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 21.44% 21.18% 24.07%
As % of the General category 44.75% 43.90% 48.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1,889 2,811 4,713
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,750
25th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £32,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £59,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%

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 6,382 8,396 13,008
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 47.92% 48.24% 49.49%
Number of salaries quoted 4,436 6,435 9,934
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £27,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,980 £33,850
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £64,000 £65,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £73,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +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 17 May 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 May 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 0 1,135 £50,000 -2.91% 268
Berkshire 0 674 £52,500 -4.55% 133
Hampshire 0 608 £47,500 +5.56% 108
Surrey +3 498 £50,000 +11.11% 93
Buckinghamshire 0 262 £45,000 - 80
West Sussex +2 258 £47,500 +5.56% 23
Oxfordshire 0 199 £47,500 +12.45% 55
East Sussex -4 169 £45,000 +7.78% 24
Kent -3 128 £32,500 -16.67% 53
Middlesex +3 7 £55,000 +57.14% 2
Home Counties - 3 £80,000 -
Sussex -17 1 £35,000 -54.84% 2
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Social Skills
England

For the 6 months to 17 May 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.

1 776 (27.17%) Agile Software Development
2 651 (22.79%) Problem-Solving
3 628 (21.99%) Microsoft
4 515 (18.03%) Azure
5 506 (17.72%) Finance
6 501 (17.54%) Degree
7 487 (17.05%) Project Management
8 485 (16.98%) Analytical Skills
9 438 (15.34%) SQL
10 385 (13.48%) Windows
11 353 (12.36%) JavaScript
12 323 (11.31%) C#
13 308 (10.78%) DevOps
14 298 (10.43%) .NET
15 290 (10.15%) SQL Server
16 277 (9.70%) ITIL
16 277 (9.70%) AWS
17 275 (9.63%) Linux
18 263 (9.21%) Computer Science
19 260 (9.10%) Information Security
20 257 (9.00%) Presentation Skills
21 247 (8.65%) Microsoft 365
22 246 (8.61%) Java
23 245 (8.58%) Active Directory
24 242 (8.47%) Python
25 236 (8.26%) Management Information System
26 235 (8.23%) Scrum
27 229 (8.02%) Mentoring
28 227 (7.95%) Test Automation
29 220 (7.70%) GDPR

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
1 102 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 81 (2.84%) MS Exchange
3 44 (1.54%) CMS
4 34 (1.19%) WordPress
5 32 (1.12%) Apache
6 29 (1.02%) Confluence
7 26 (0.91%) SAS
8 23 (0.81%) IIS
9 17 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 13 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
11 10 (0.35%) JBoss
12 9 (0.32%) nginx
13 8 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
14 7 (0.25%) Joomla!
15 6 (0.21%) OpenStack
15 6 (0.21%) Smallworld
15 6 (0.21%) Tomcat
15 6 (0.21%) Umbraco
16 5 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 5 (0.18%) Drupal
Applications
1 205 (7.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 198 (6.93%) Microsoft Office
3 101 (3.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 60 (2.10%) MS Visio
5 40 (1.40%) Microsoft Project
6 18 (0.63%) InVision
6 18 (0.63%) Sketch
7 11 (0.39%) Photoshop
7 11 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
8 10 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
9 9 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 6 (0.21%) OrCAD
10 6 (0.21%) SOLIDWORKS
11 3 (0.11%) 3ds Max
12 2 (0.070%) Adobe After Effects
12 2 (0.070%) Figma
12 2 (0.070%) OmniGraffle
12 2 (0.070%) ProjectWise
12 2 (0.070%) Revit
12 2 (0.070%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 20 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.53%) SAP S/4HANA
2 15 (0.53%) SAP SD
3 12 (0.42%) Hyperion Planning
4 11 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
4 11 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
5 10 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
5 10 (0.35%) Shopify
6 9 (0.32%) HFM
6 9 (0.32%) Infor M3
6 9 (0.32%) NetSuite
6 9 (0.32%) Oracle Assets
6 9 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
7 7 (0.25%) Magento
8 5 (0.18%) Epicor Tropos
8 5 (0.18%) SAP FI
8 5 (0.18%) SAP HR
8 5 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
9 4 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 515 (18.03%) Azure
2 277 (9.70%) AWS
3 247 (8.65%) Microsoft 365
4 193 (6.76%) SaaS
5 102 (3.57%) Power Platform
6 80 (2.80%) GCP
7 51 (1.79%) PaaS
8 41 (1.44%) IaaS
9 40 (1.40%) Azure Active Directory
9 40 (1.40%) Serverless
10 35 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
10 35 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
11 29 (1.02%) GitHub
12 25 (0.88%) Azure Data Factory
13 24 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
14 22 (0.77%) Amazon S3
14 22 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
15 19 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
15 19 (0.67%) BrowserStack
16 18 (0.63%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 174 (6.09%) Firewall
2 92 (3.22%) VPN
3 90 (3.15%) WAN
4 84 (2.94%) LAN
5 80 (2.80%) DNS
6 68 (2.38%) TCP/IP
7 55 (1.93%) Wireless
8 53 (1.86%) SAN
9 52 (1.82%) DHCP
10 43 (1.51%) NAS
11 38 (1.33%) Network Security
12 35 (1.23%) Internet
13 34 (1.19%) Fibre Channel
13 34 (1.19%) VLAN
14 32 (1.12%) WLAN
15 31 (1.09%) HTTP
16 30 (1.05%) iSCSI
17 25 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
18 22 (0.77%) BGP
19 20 (0.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 290 (10.15%) SQL Server
2 90 (3.15%) MySQL
3 88 (3.08%) Power BI
4 86 (3.01%) Relational Database
5 68 (2.38%) NoSQL
6 57 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
7 50 (1.75%) Tableau
8 42 (1.47%) Data Lake
9 38 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 35 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
11 33 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 31 (1.09%) Big Data
13 27 (0.95%) Oracle Database
14 20 (0.70%) Redis
15 17 (0.60%) MongoDB
15 17 (0.60%) RDBMS
16 14 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
16 14 (0.49%) Amazon Redshift
17 13 (0.46%) Azure SQL Database
17 13 (0.46%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 182 (6.37%) JIRA
2 147 (5.15%) Git (software)
3 85 (2.98%) Jenkins
4 63 (2.21%) Selenium
5 51 (1.79%) Visual Studio
6 27 (0.95%) Postman
7 26 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
8 24 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 23 (0.81%) JMeter
10 22 (0.77%) Cucumber
11 21 (0.74%) SpecFlow
11 21 (0.74%) Subversion
12 20 (0.70%) webpack
13 19 (0.67%) TeamCity
14 17 (0.60%) Bitbucket
14 17 (0.60%) gulp
15 16 (0.56%) GitLab
16 15 (0.53%) WebDriver
17 14 (0.49%) Cypress.io
17 14 (0.49%) Fiddler
General
1 506 (17.72%) Finance
2 485 (16.98%) Analytical Skills
3 257 (9.00%) Presentation Skills
4 213 (7.46%) Marketing
4 213 (7.46%) Organisational Skills
5 202 (7.07%) Legal
6 181 (6.34%) Pharmaceutical
7 174 (6.09%) Manufacturing
8 161 (5.64%) Law
9 119 (4.17%) Telecoms
10 102 (3.57%) Retail
11 99 (3.47%) Public Sector
12 90 (3.15%) Influencing Skills
13 77 (2.70%) Automotive
14 63 (2.21%) Electronics
15 54 (1.89%) Documentation Skills
16 53 (1.86%) Digital Economy
17 49 (1.72%) Games
18 34 (1.19%) Banking
19 27 (0.95%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 451 (15.79%) Analyst
2 392 (13.73%) Developer
3 176 (6.16%) Architect
4 166 (5.81%) Consultant
5 163 (5.71%) Administrator
6 129 (4.52%) Project Manager
7 124 (4.34%) Support Engineer
8 111 (3.89%) Data Administrator
9 105 (3.68%) IT Analyst
10 99 (3.47%) Software Engineer
11 85 (2.98%) Service Analyst
12 81 (2.84%) Support Analyst
13 80 (2.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 72 (2.52%) Business Analyst
14 72 (2.52%) Service Desk Analyst
15 71 (2.49%) Senior Developer
16 68 (2.38%) IT Support
17 63 (2.21%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 63 (2.21%) Junior
18 61 (2.14%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 298 (10.43%) .NET
2 206 (7.21%) HTML
3 184 (6.44%) CSS
4 136 (4.76%) REST
5 130 (4.55%) React
6 109 (3.82%) AngularJS
7 108 (3.78%) ASP.NET
8 93 (3.26%) .NET Framework
9 90 (3.15%) Node.js
10 89 (3.12%) RESTful
11 78 (2.73%) XML
12 69 (2.42%) .NET Core
13 65 (2.28%) HTML5
14 63 (2.21%) Web Services
15 57 (2.00%) Entity Framework
15 57 (2.00%) jQuery
16 52 (1.82%) Vue.js
17 50 (1.75%) SOAP
18 43 (1.51%) Ajax
19 42 (1.47%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 236 (8.26%) Management Information System
2 184 (6.44%) Self-Motivation
3 162 (5.67%) User Experience
4 91 (3.19%) Mobile App
5 59 (2.07%) Renewable Energy
6 58 (2.03%) Greenfield Project
6 58 (2.03%) iPhone
7 50 (1.75%) Data Centre
7 50 (1.75%) Driving Licence
8 49 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
9 47 (1.65%) Life Science
10 26 (0.91%) NHS
10 26 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
11 23 (0.81%) LIMS
12 22 (0.77%) Virtual Team
13 20 (0.70%) Public Cloud
14 19 (0.67%) Client/Server
14 19 (0.67%) Smartphone
15 18 (0.63%) Social Media
16 17 (0.60%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 385 (13.48%) Windows
2 275 (9.63%) Linux
3 131 (4.59%) Windows 10
4 116 (4.06%) Android
5 110 (3.85%) Windows Server
6 68 (2.38%) Unix
7 50 (1.75%) Apple iOS
8 35 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 30 (1.05%) Windows Server 2016
10 26 (0.91%) Ubuntu
11 21 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 19 (0.67%) Windows 7
13 12 (0.42%) Windows Server 2019
14 10 (0.35%) Mac OS
15 8 (0.28%) CentOS
16 6 (0.21%) Debian
16 6 (0.21%) VMS
17 5 (0.18%) Windows 8
18 4 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 776 (27.17%) Agile Software Development
2 651 (22.79%) Problem-Solving
3 487 (17.05%) Project Management
4 308 (10.78%) DevOps
5 277 (9.70%) ITIL
6 263 (9.21%) Computer Science
7 260 (9.10%) Information Security
8 235 (8.23%) Scrum
9 229 (8.02%) Mentoring
10 227 (7.95%) Test Automation
11 210 (7.35%) Software Engineering
12 194 (6.79%) Business Intelligence
13 187 (6.55%) Decision-Making
14 183 (6.41%) Time Management
15 176 (6.16%) Analytics
16 170 (5.95%) Stakeholder Management
17 156 (5.46%) Continuous Improvement
17 156 (5.46%) SDLC
18 149 (5.22%) Microservices
19 143 (5.01%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 438 (15.34%) SQL
2 353 (12.36%) JavaScript
3 323 (11.31%) C#
4 246 (8.61%) Java
5 242 (8.47%) Python
6 108 (3.78%) PowerShell
7 107 (3.75%) C++
7 107 (3.75%) PHP
8 100 (3.50%) C
9 56 (1.96%) TypeScript
10 54 (1.89%) T-SQL
11 40 (1.40%) Bash Shell
12 26 (0.91%) R
13 24 (0.84%) VB.NET
14 22 (0.77%) PL/SQL
15 21 (0.74%) ES6
15 21 (0.74%) Kotlin
16 20 (0.70%) Go
17 18 (0.63%) Ruby
18 17 (0.60%) VB
Qualifications
1 501 (17.54%) Degree
2 158 (5.53%) Security Cleared
3 115 (4.03%) Computer Science Degree
4 102 (3.57%) SC Cleared
5 90 (3.15%) Microsoft Certification
6 77 (2.70%) CISSP
7 68 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
8 47 (1.65%) CCNA
8 47 (1.65%) CISM
9 45 (1.58%) MCSE
10 37 (1.30%) Master's Degree
11 33 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
12 31 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 27 (0.95%) CRISC
14 26 (0.91%) CCNP
15 25 (0.88%) ISEB
16 24 (0.84%) DV Cleared
16 24 (0.84%) PMI Certification
17 23 (0.81%) Numerate Degree
18 22 (0.77%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 220 (7.70%) GDPR
2 192 (6.72%) QA
3 151 (5.29%) SLA
4 106 (3.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 44 (1.54%) NIST
6 39 (1.37%) PMO
7 19 (0.67%) Data Quality
7 19 (0.67%) ISO 9001
8 17 (0.60%) NCSC
9 16 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
10 14 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 13 (0.46%) Good Clinical Practice
11 13 (0.46%) GRC
12 11 (0.39%) CDISC
12 11 (0.39%) PCI DSS
13 10 (0.35%) BS25999
13 10 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 10 (0.35%) JSP 440
14 9 (0.32%) Actionable Recommendations
14 9 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 245 (8.58%) Active Directory
2 129 (4.52%) Docker
3 98 (3.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 62 (2.17%) Hyper-V
5 27 (0.95%) Terminal Server
6 19 (0.67%) RHEV
7 16 (0.56%) Firmware
7 16 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (0.56%) VMware NSX
8 15 (0.53%) vSphere
9 13 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (0.25%) XenApp
11 5 (0.18%) Terminal Services
11 5 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.14%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.11%) pfSense
13 3 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.070%) iptables
14 2 (0.070%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 106 (3.71%) Kubernetes
2 66 (2.31%) Terraform
3 56 (1.96%) Ansible
4 42 (1.47%) Puppet
5 31 (1.09%) SCCM
6 25 (0.88%) Grafana
7 21 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
8 18 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
9 16 (0.56%) Prometheus
10 14 (0.49%) Cisco CUCM
11 11 (0.39%) Consul
11 11 (0.39%) Packer
12 10 (0.35%) Cisco UCCX
13 8 (0.28%) Graylog
13 8 (0.28%) Icinga
14 7 (0.25%) Data Guard
14 7 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
14 7 (0.25%) WSUS
15 6 (0.21%) Backup Exec
15 6 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 628 (21.99%) Microsoft
2 161 (5.64%) Oracle
3 157 (5.50%) VMware
4 102 (3.57%) SAP
5 96 (3.36%) Cisco
6 86 (3.01%) Google
7 72 (2.52%) Citrix
8 60 (2.10%) Salesforce.com
9 53 (1.86%) ServiceNow
10 46 (1.61%) Adobe
11 45 (1.58%) Palo Alto
12 40 (1.40%) IBM
13 35 (1.23%) Meraki
14 26 (0.91%) Blue Prism
15 25 (0.88%) F5
16 22 (0.77%) CheckPoint
17 21 (0.74%) Splunk
17 21 (0.74%) Zend
18 20 (0.70%) Fortinet
18 20 (0.70%) Mercator