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 West. 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 West
6 months to
17 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 4 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 1,382 1,287 2,306
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 20.72% 20.84% 23.46%
As % of the General category 42.21% 41.28% 45.93%
Number of salaries quoted 904 1,037 1,678
10th Percentile £23,500 £25,000 £23,500
25th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year - +6.25% -2.44%
75th Percentile £55,000 £56,750 £53,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £72,500 £65,000
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 West with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 3,274 3,118 5,021
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 49.09% 50.49% 51.07%
Number of salaries quoted 2,295 2,481 3,839
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
25th Percentile £34,250 £32,500 £32,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £44,606 £43,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.88% +3.73% +1.18%
75th Percentile £58,750 £56,250 £56,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £67,037
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 West

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

Job vacancy trend for Social Skills in the South West

Social Skills
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Social Skills in the South West

Social Skills
Salary Histogram in the South West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Social Skills in the South West over the 6 months to 17 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Social Skills in the South West

Social Skills
Job Locations in the South West

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 West 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
Bristol 0 687 £42,500 -5.56% 88
Wiltshire 0 174 £44,000 +6.67% 43
Gloucestershire -6 170 £39,500 -21.00% 44
Dorset +6 148 £47,500 +35.71% 27
Somerset -1 85 £42,500 - 27
Cornwall +1 39 £37,000 +45.10% 3
Devon -22 37 £35,000 -12.50% 24
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 West region with a requirement for Social Skills.

1 512 (37.05%) Agile Software Development
2 353 (25.54%) Problem-Solving
3 267 (19.32%) Degree
4 254 (18.38%) SQL
5 253 (18.31%) Microsoft
6 251 (18.16%) Software Engineering
7 220 (15.92%) Finance
8 211 (15.27%) JavaScript
8 211 (15.27%) Python
9 198 (14.33%) Windows
10 195 (14.11%) Java
11 172 (12.45%) Analytical Skills
12 171 (12.37%) Security Cleared
13 162 (11.72%) C#
14 157 (11.36%) AWS
15 151 (10.93%) Linux
16 150 (10.85%) Scrum
17 146 (10.56%) Mentoring
18 142 (10.27%) Computer Science
19 140 (10.13%) Azure
20 139 (10.06%) HTML
21 137 (9.91%) DevOps
22 129 (9.33%) Stakeholder Management
23 127 (9.19%) Marketing
24 125 (9.04%) Project Management
25 121 (8.76%) Analytics
26 118 (8.54%) CSS
27 115 (8.32%) SaaS
28 109 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
28 109 (7.89%) SDLC

Social Skills
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 31 (2.24%) SharePoint
2 25 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
2 25 (1.81%) MS Exchange
3 23 (1.66%) Apache
4 21 (1.52%) nginx
5 20 (1.45%) CMS
5 20 (1.45%) Confluence
6 18 (1.30%) Apache Spark
7 17 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 16 (1.16%) WordPress
9 15 (1.09%) EPiServer
9 15 (1.09%) Kentico
9 15 (1.09%) Sitecore CMS
9 15 (1.09%) Umbraco
10 14 (1.01%) Apache Solr
11 13 (0.94%) IIS
12 11 (0.80%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.36%) NServiceBus
13 5 (0.36%) Skype for Business
14 4 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 103 (7.45%) Microsoft Office
2 75 (5.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 34 (2.46%) Simulink
4 27 (1.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 18 (1.30%) Stateflow
6 17 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
7 9 (0.65%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.43%) Figma
9 6 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
10 5 (0.36%) GIMP
10 5 (0.36%) Inkscape
11 4 (0.29%) MS Visio
11 4 (0.29%) Zemax
12 3 (0.22%) InVision
12 3 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
13 2 (0.14%) MadCap Flare
14 1 (0.072%) 3ds Max
14 1 (0.072%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 1 (0.072%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 15 (1.09%) NetSuite
2 13 (0.94%) Magento
3 12 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.87%) SAP Business One
4 11 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (0.58%) Payment Gateway
6 5 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.36%) Unit4 Business World
7 4 (0.29%) nopCommerce
7 4 (0.29%) Sage 1000
7 4 (0.29%) Sage X3
7 4 (0.29%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 3 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.14%) Infor SunSystems
10 1 (0.072%) Primavera
10 1 (0.072%) SAP FI
10 1 (0.072%) SAP FI/CO
10 1 (0.072%) SAP HR
10 1 (0.072%) SAP S/4HANA
10 1 (0.072%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 157 (11.36%) AWS
2 140 (10.13%) Azure
3 115 (8.32%) SaaS
4 105 (7.60%) Microsoft 365
5 63 (4.56%) Power Platform
6 40 (2.89%) GCP
7 28 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
8 23 (1.66%) AWS CloudFormation
9 22 (1.59%) PaaS
10 18 (1.30%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 17 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
12 16 (1.16%) IaaS
12 16 (1.16%) Serverless
13 15 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
14 14 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
15 11 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
16 8 (0.58%) Amazon SageMaker
17 7 (0.51%) GitHub
17 7 (0.51%) PowerApps
18 6 (0.43%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 79 (5.72%) Firewall
2 75 (5.43%) Internet
3 52 (3.76%) TCP/IP
4 50 (3.62%) LAN
5 49 (3.55%) DNS
6 48 (3.47%) WAN
7 45 (3.26%) VPN
8 27 (1.95%) DHCP
9 18 (1.30%) Network Security
10 17 (1.23%) VoIP
11 15 (1.09%) Wireless
12 13 (0.94%) Cisco IOS
12 13 (0.94%) SAN
13 9 (0.65%) Remote Desktop
13 9 (0.65%) SSL
14 8 (0.58%) HTTP
14 8 (0.58%) Skype
15 7 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
15 7 (0.51%) Cisco ISE
15 7 (0.51%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (6.87%) SQL Server
2 86 (6.22%) MySQL
3 66 (4.78%) Big Data
4 57 (4.12%) Power BI
5 39 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
6 36 (2.60%) MongoDB
7 28 (2.03%) Amazon RDS
7 28 (2.03%) NoSQL
8 27 (1.95%) GIS
9 26 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 26 (1.88%) Tableau
10 23 (1.66%) Redis
11 22 (1.59%) Relational Database
12 18 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
13 15 (1.09%) Data Mining
14 13 (0.94%) Couchbase
14 13 (0.94%) MariaDB
15 10 (0.72%) Hadoop
16 9 (0.65%) Talend Open Studio
17 8 (0.58%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 95 (6.87%) Git (software)
2 55 (3.98%) Jenkins
3 53 (3.84%) JIRA
4 33 (2.39%) Visual Studio
5 30 (2.17%) Rational DOORS
6 27 (1.95%) Selenium
7 25 (1.81%) Rational Rhapsody
8 22 (1.59%) Artifactory
9 20 (1.45%) SonarQube
10 14 (1.01%) GitLab
10 14 (1.01%) JMeter
10 14 (1.01%) SpecFlow
11 13 (0.94%) Bitbucket
12 12 (0.87%) Cypress.io
13 11 (0.80%) Cucumber
13 11 (0.80%) Maven
14 10 (0.72%) PhpStorm
14 10 (0.72%) ReSharper
15 9 (0.65%) Protractor
15 9 (0.65%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 220 (15.92%) Finance
2 172 (12.45%) Analytical Skills
3 127 (9.19%) Marketing
4 81 (5.86%) Legal
5 78 (5.64%) Manufacturing
6 71 (5.14%) Organisational Skills
7 66 (4.78%) Telecoms
8 61 (4.41%) Retail
9 57 (4.12%) Public Sector
10 54 (3.91%) Presentation Skills
11 43 (3.11%) Games
12 41 (2.97%) Electronics
13 39 (2.82%) Banking
14 36 (2.60%) Aerospace
15 32 (2.32%) Public Speaking
16 29 (2.10%) Military
17 27 (1.95%) Law
18 18 (1.30%) Influencing Skills
19 17 (1.23%) Local Government
20 14 (1.01%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 234 (16.93%) Developer
2 182 (13.17%) Analyst
3 120 (8.68%) Software Engineer
4 76 (5.50%) IT Support
5 73 (5.28%) Project Manager
6 68 (4.92%) Senior Developer
6 68 (4.92%) Support Engineer
7 55 (3.98%) Systems Engineer
8 42 (3.04%) Architect
8 42 (3.04%) IT Engineer
9 40 (2.89%) Senior Software Engineer
10 39 (2.82%) Business Analyst
11 36 (2.60%) DevOps Engineer
11 36 (2.60%) Product Manager
12 35 (2.53%) PHP Developer
12 35 (2.53%) Senior Manager
12 35 (2.53%) Support Analyst
13 34 (2.46%) Consultant
14 33 (2.39%) Data Engineer
15 32 (2.32%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (10.06%) HTML
2 118 (8.54%) CSS
3 98 (7.09%) .NET
4 81 (5.86%) React
5 58 (4.20%) AngularJS
6 44 (3.18%) RESTful
6 44 (3.18%) Web Services
7 40 (2.89%) HTML5
8 39 (2.82%) REST
9 34 (2.46%) Node.js
10 33 (2.39%) jQuery
11 31 (2.24%) TensorFlow
12 30 (2.17%) Vue.js
13 27 (1.95%) ASP.NET
13 27 (1.95%) SOAP
14 26 (1.88%) Spring
15 24 (1.74%) .NET Framework
16 23 (1.66%) Sass
17 18 (1.30%) CSS3
17 18 (1.30%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 108 (7.81%) User Experience
2 95 (6.87%) Algorithms
3 80 (5.79%) Management Information System
4 70 (5.07%) Self-Motivation
5 45 (3.26%) Mobile App
6 39 (2.82%) Public Cloud
7 38 (2.75%) Data Structures
8 36 (2.60%) Data Centre
9 35 (2.53%) Driving Licence
10 28 (2.03%) Robotics
11 25 (1.81%) Greenfield Project
12 17 (1.23%) N-Tier
13 15 (1.09%) PKI
14 13 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
15 12 (0.87%) Acoustics
15 12 (0.87%) Internet of Things
16 11 (0.80%) Client/Server
16 11 (0.80%) Cyberattack
17 9 (0.65%) CAN bus
17 9 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 198 (14.33%) Windows
2 151 (10.93%) Linux
3 82 (5.93%) Windows Server
4 45 (3.26%) Android
5 31 (2.24%) Windows 10
6 21 (1.52%) Apple iOS
6 21 (1.52%) Mac OS
6 21 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (1.30%) Unix
8 14 (1.01%) Windows Server 2016
9 13 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (0.80%) Windows Server 2019
11 10 (0.72%) CentOS
11 10 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (0.65%) Robot Operating System
13 8 (0.58%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.43%) Embedded Linux
15 3 (0.22%) Amazon Linux
15 3 (0.22%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 512 (37.05%) Agile Software Development
2 353 (25.54%) Problem-Solving
3 251 (18.16%) Software Engineering
4 150 (10.85%) Scrum
5 146 (10.56%) Mentoring
6 142 (10.27%) Computer Science
7 137 (9.91%) DevOps
8 129 (9.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 125 (9.04%) Project Management
10 121 (8.76%) Analytics
11 109 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
11 109 (7.89%) SDLC
12 103 (7.45%) Cybersecurity
13 102 (7.38%) Time Management
14 100 (7.24%) ITIL
15 93 (6.73%) Coaching
16 87 (6.30%) Continuous Improvement
17 86 (6.22%) Machine Learning
18 84 (6.08%) Line Management
18 84 (6.08%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 254 (18.38%) SQL
2 211 (15.27%) JavaScript
2 211 (15.27%) Python
3 195 (14.11%) Java
4 162 (11.72%) C#
5 90 (6.51%) PHP
6 88 (6.37%) C++
7 87 (6.30%) C
8 58 (4.20%) TypeScript
9 42 (3.04%) Go
10 36 (2.60%) Bash Shell
11 33 (2.39%) MATLAB
11 33 (2.39%) PowerShell
12 31 (2.24%) T-SQL
13 20 (1.45%) R
14 17 (1.23%) Scala
15 13 (0.94%) Apple Swift
15 13 (0.94%) ES6
16 12 (0.87%) Kotlin
16 12 (0.87%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 267 (19.32%) Degree
2 171 (12.37%) Security Cleared
3 99 (7.16%) SC Cleared
4 78 (5.64%) Computer Science Degree
5 49 (3.55%) Master's Degree
6 34 (2.46%) DV Cleared
7 26 (1.88%) PhD
8 25 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
9 17 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (1.16%) CISSP
11 15 (1.09%) CCNA
12 10 (0.72%) Chartered Engineer
13 9 (0.65%) CCNP
13 9 (0.65%) CEH
13 9 (0.65%) HNC
13 9 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 7 (0.51%) HND
15 7 (0.51%) OSCP
15 7 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (4.12%) QA
2 46 (3.33%) SLA
3 38 (2.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 27 (1.95%) PMO
5 21 (1.52%) GDPR
6 18 (1.30%) PCI DSS
7 15 (1.09%) Data Quality
8 14 (1.01%) Def Stans
9 12 (0.87%) IEC 61131
10 10 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 7 (0.51%) COBIT
11 7 (0.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 7 (0.51%) ISO 9001
12 6 (0.43%) JSP 440
13 5 (0.36%) IEC 61508
13 5 (0.36%) WCAG
14 4 (0.29%) RMADS
14 4 (0.29%) WAI
15 3 (0.22%) ARP4754
15 3 (0.22%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 102 (7.38%) Active Directory
2 90 (6.51%) Docker
3 48 (3.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (1.66%) Hyper-V
5 18 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (1.09%) vSphere
7 14 (1.01%) VMware Workstation
8 11 (0.80%) XenApp
8 11 (0.80%) XenDesktop
9 8 (0.58%) Apache Flume
10 7 (0.51%) BitLocker
11 6 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 6 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.29%) Firmware
12 4 (0.29%) VMware NSX
13 3 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
14 2 (0.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 2 (0.14%) Terminal Server
15 1 (0.072%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 62 (4.49%) Kubernetes
2 40 (2.89%) Ansible
3 31 (2.24%) Terraform
4 19 (1.37%) Microsoft Intune
5 16 (1.16%) Puppet
5 16 (1.16%) SCCM
6 14 (1.01%) Grafana
6 14 (1.01%) Prometheus
7 13 (0.94%) Graphite
8 7 (0.51%) Jamf Pro
8 7 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.36%) EnCase
10 3 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.22%) vCenter Server
10 3 (0.22%) WSUS
11 2 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.14%) OPNET
12 1 (0.072%) Nagios
12 1 (0.072%) NetIQ Identity Manager
12 1 (0.072%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 253 (18.31%) Microsoft
2 96 (6.95%) VMware
3 79 (5.72%) Oracle
4 51 (3.69%) SAP
5 39 (2.82%) Citrix
6 37 (2.68%) Apple
7 32 (2.32%) Cisco
8 31 (2.24%) PagerDuty
9 28 (2.03%) Google
9 28 (2.03%) IBM
10 23 (1.66%) Splunk
11 22 (1.59%) Sitecore
12 21 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
13 19 (1.37%) Veeam
14 17 (1.23%) Adobe
15 15 (1.09%) Symantec
16 14 (1.01%) Talend
17 13 (0.94%) McAfee
18 11 (0.80%) Juniper
18 11 (0.80%) Sage