Period
to 19 October 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Social Skills over the 6 months to 19 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 2 10 8
Rank change year-on-year +8 -2 -5
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 297 86 276
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in South Wales 25.83% 14.26% 17.38%
As % of the General category 41.42% 36.60% 36.36%
Number of salaries quoted 172 74 211
10th Percentile £24,325 £25,000 £25,750
25th Percentile £32,500 £29,500 £31,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £41,863 £41,250 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.48% +3.13% -
75th Percentile £52,734 £52,500 £49,250
90th Percentile £62,000 £57,125 £57,500
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.85% +4.00%

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 South Wales with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
South Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 717 235 759
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 62.35% 38.97% 47.80%
Number of salaries quoted 505 203 618
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,600 £27,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £31,400
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £45,000 £41,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +9.76% +2.50%
75th Percentile £52,000 £52,250 £50,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £56,250 £57,500
Wales median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Social Skills
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Social Skills in South Wales

Social Skills
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Salary trend for Social Skills in South Wales

Social Skills
Salary Histogram in South Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing Social Skills in South Wales over the 6 months to 19 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Social Skills in South Wales

Social Skills
Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 6 months to 19 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
Cardiff +6 145 £41,225 -8.39% 37
Bridgend - 78 £26,500 - 5
Newport +15 59 £41,064 +77.57% 15
Neath Port Talbot +2 6 £45,000 -10.00%
Torfaen - 3 £41,750 - 3
Vale of Glamorgan - 3 £28,000 -
Glamorgan -4 2 £55,000 - 2
Caerphilly -6 1 £31,000 -8.15% 3
Merthyr Tydfil - 1 - - 2
Social Skills
Wales

For the 6 months to 19 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 Wales region with a requirement for Social Skills.

1 109 (36.70%) Problem-Solving
2 101 (34.01%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (25.93%) Security Cleared
4 75 (25.25%) SC Cleared
5 71 (23.91%) SQL
6 65 (21.89%) Microsoft
7 63 (21.21%) Project Management
7 63 (21.21%) Finance
8 55 (18.52%) Scrum
9 53 (17.85%) Java
10 51 (17.17%) Business Intelligence
11 48 (16.16%) Stakeholder Management
12 47 (15.82%) Analytics
13 45 (15.15%) Azure
13 45 (15.15%) REST
14 44 (14.81%) Coaching
15 42 (14.14%) Docker
15 42 (14.14%) Spring
16 41 (13.80%) Analytical Skills
16 41 (13.80%) Java 8
17 39 (13.13%) Project Delivery
18 38 (12.79%) Degree
18 38 (12.79%) Change Management
19 37 (12.46%) TDD
19 37 (12.46%) Self-Motivation
20 36 (12.12%) Mentoring
20 36 (12.12%) Jenkins
20 36 (12.12%) Data Analytics
21 35 (11.78%) Microservices
22 34 (11.45%) Time Management

Social Skills
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 11 (3.70%) Tomcat
2 7 (2.36%) Apache
2 7 (2.36%) JBoss
3 5 (1.68%) CMS
4 3 (1.01%) Confluence
4 3 (1.01%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.67%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.34%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.34%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.34%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.34%) nginx
6 1 (0.34%) SAS
Applications
1 30 (10.10%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (5.72%) Microsoft Project
3 16 (5.39%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (3.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.35%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.67%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.34%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.34%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 45 (15.15%) Azure
2 29 (9.76%) GitHub
3 26 (8.75%) Serverless
4 21 (7.07%) Power Platform
5 20 (6.73%) AWS
6 14 (4.71%) Microsoft 365
7 10 (3.37%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (2.69%) Twilio
9 7 (2.36%) GCP
9 7 (2.36%) npm
10 6 (2.02%) NuGet
11 5 (1.68%) Amazon S3
12 4 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (1.35%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 3 (1.01%) SaaS
14 2 (0.67%) Azure Data Factory
14 2 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
14 2 (0.67%) Google Analytics
14 2 (0.67%) Google Workspace
15 1 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.39%) Firewall
2 8 (2.69%) WAN
3 7 (2.36%) Reverse Proxy
4 5 (1.68%) SAN
5 4 (1.35%) DHCP
5 4 (1.35%) LAN
5 4 (1.35%) SMTP
5 4 (1.35%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.35%) VLAN
6 3 (1.01%) DNS
6 3 (1.01%) Intranet
7 2 (0.67%) NAS
7 2 (0.67%) Network Security
7 2 (0.67%) SD-WAN
7 2 (0.67%) Skype
7 2 (0.67%) VoIP
8 1 (0.34%) Internet
8 1 (0.34%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.34%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (10.10%) Big Data
1 30 (10.10%) SQL Server
2 21 (7.07%) Power BI
3 20 (6.73%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (5.05%) Tableau
5 9 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (2.36%) MongoDB
6 7 (2.36%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (1.35%) MySQL
7 4 (1.35%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.01%) Tableau Desktop
8 3 (1.01%) Tableau Server
9 2 (0.67%) HPCC
9 2 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.34%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.34%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.34%) Redis
10 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 36 (12.12%) Jenkins
2 17 (5.72%) Maven
3 16 (5.39%) Git (software)
3 16 (5.39%) JIRA
4 11 (3.70%) Selenium
5 9 (3.03%) JMeter
6 7 (2.36%) Ant
6 7 (2.36%) Protractor
6 7 (2.36%) Subversion
7 6 (2.02%) Visual Studio Code
8 5 (1.68%) Postman
9 4 (1.35%) SpecFlow
9 4 (1.35%) Visual Studio
10 3 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.67%) Jasmine
12 1 (0.34%) Cucumber
12 1 (0.34%) LSMW
12 1 (0.34%) PHPUnit
12 1 (0.34%) REST Assured
12 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 63 (21.21%) Finance
2 41 (13.80%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (9.09%) Billing
4 25 (8.42%) Law
5 24 (8.08%) Telecoms
6 22 (7.41%) Presentation Skills
7 19 (6.40%) Welsh Language
8 17 (5.72%) Legal
9 12 (4.04%) Organisational Skills
10 11 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
11 10 (3.37%) Retail
12 8 (2.69%) Banking
13 7 (2.36%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 6 (2.02%) Manufacturing
15 5 (1.68%) Advertising
15 5 (1.68%) Games
16 4 (1.35%) Back Office
17 3 (1.01%) Czech Language
18 2 (0.67%) Documentation Skills
19 1 (0.34%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 95 (31.99%) Developer
2 82 (27.61%) Analyst
3 38 (12.79%) Java Developer
4 33 (11.11%) Service Analyst
5 29 (9.76%) Service Desk Analyst
6 26 (8.75%) Technical Analyst
7 24 (8.08%) Technical Services Analyst
8 20 (6.73%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 20 (6.73%) Report Developer
9 19 (6.40%) Business Analyst
10 17 (5.72%) Project Manager
10 17 (5.72%) Software Developer
11 14 (4.71%) Data Analyst
12 12 (4.04%) Business Manager
13 11 (3.70%) Business Intelligence Analyst
13 11 (3.70%) Business Intelligence Data Analyst
13 11 (3.70%) IT Analyst
13 11 (3.70%) Power BI Analyst
13 11 (3.70%) Tableau Analyst
14 9 (3.03%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (15.15%) REST
2 42 (14.14%) Spring
3 33 (11.11%) Hibernate
3 33 (11.11%) Middleware
4 31 (10.44%) AngularJS
5 26 (8.75%) GraphQL
5 26 (8.75%) JavaBeans
6 25 (8.42%) HTML
7 24 (8.08%) CSS
7 24 (8.08%) Node.js
8 17 (5.72%) SOAP
9 13 (4.38%) React
10 11 (3.70%) .NET
10 11 (3.70%) Express
10 11 (3.70%) HTML5
11 10 (3.37%) Angular 2
11 10 (3.37%) CSS3
11 10 (3.37%) XML
12 9 (3.03%) Web Services
13 7 (2.36%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 37 (12.46%) Self-Motivation
2 14 (4.71%) Cloud Native
3 8 (2.69%) Mobile App
3 8 (2.69%) User Experience
4 7 (2.36%) Legacy Code
5 6 (2.02%) Reinsurance
6 5 (1.68%) Renewable Energy
7 4 (1.35%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.01%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.01%) Social Media
8 3 (1.01%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.67%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.67%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.67%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.67%) NHS
9 2 (0.67%) PMI
9 2 (0.67%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.34%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.34%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.34%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 25 (8.42%) Windows
2 10 (3.37%) Windows 10
3 9 (3.03%) Windows Server
4 8 (2.69%) Android
4 8 (2.69%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.02%) Linux
6 5 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.34%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (36.70%) Problem-Solving
2 101 (34.01%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (21.21%) Project Management
4 55 (18.52%) Scrum
5 51 (17.17%) Business Intelligence
6 48 (16.16%) Stakeholder Management
7 47 (15.82%) Analytics
8 44 (14.81%) Coaching
9 39 (13.13%) Project Delivery
10 38 (12.79%) Change Management
11 37 (12.46%) TDD
12 36 (12.12%) Data Analytics
12 36 (12.12%) Mentoring
13 35 (11.78%) Microservices
14 34 (11.45%) Time Management
15 33 (11.11%) BDD
15 33 (11.11%) SOA
16 31 (10.44%) Continuous Integration
17 30 (10.10%) DevOps
18 29 (9.76%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 71 (23.91%) SQL
2 53 (17.85%) Java
3 41 (13.80%) Java 8
4 33 (11.11%) TypeScript
5 25 (8.42%) JavaScript
6 23 (7.74%) T-SQL
7 15 (5.05%) C#
8 12 (4.04%) Python
9 11 (3.70%) PHP
10 5 (1.68%) C
11 3 (1.01%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.34%) C++
12 1 (0.34%) Go
12 1 (0.34%) R
12 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.34%) VBA
Qualifications
1 77 (25.93%) Security Cleared
2 75 (25.25%) SC Cleared
3 38 (12.79%) Degree
4 17 (5.72%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (2.02%) Master's Degree
6 4 (1.35%) GCIA
6 4 (1.35%) GCIH
6 4 (1.35%) GSEC
6 4 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.35%) SANS
7 3 (1.01%) HND
7 3 (1.01%) IIBA
7 3 (1.01%) ISEB
7 3 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (1.01%) MCP
7 3 (1.01%) MCSA
7 3 (1.01%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.67%) A+ Certification
8 2 (0.67%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.67%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (10.10%) SLA
2 13 (4.38%) PMO
3 8 (2.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.68%) QA
5 4 (1.35%) GDPR
5 4 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 4 (1.35%) SOC 1
5 4 (1.35%) SOC 2
5 4 (1.35%) SOC 3
6 2 (0.67%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.34%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.34%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 17025
System Software
1 42 (14.14%) Docker
2 16 (5.39%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.67%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.34%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (8.75%) Terraform
2 14 (4.71%) Kubernetes
3 7 (2.36%) Ansible
4 4 (1.35%) SCCM
5 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.67%) Grafana
6 2 (0.67%) Kibana
6 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (0.67%) SCOM
6 2 (0.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 65 (21.89%) Microsoft
2 9 (3.03%) LexisNexis
3 8 (2.69%) Guidewire
3 8 (2.69%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (2.36%) Oracle
5 5 (1.68%) Google
5 5 (1.68%) VMware
6 4 (1.35%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.35%) Cisco
6 4 (1.35%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.01%) iManage
7 3 (1.01%) SAP
8 2 (0.67%) Acme Packet
8 2 (0.67%) GENBAND
8 2 (0.67%) Juniper
8 2 (0.67%) Nimble Storage
8 2 (0.67%) Sonus
9 1 (0.34%) Apple
9 1 (0.34%) Birst
9 1 (0.34%) Remedy