Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
England > South West
6 months to
16 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 6 3
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3 0
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 1,681 559 2,101
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 22.56% 17.08% 21.68%
As % of the General category 40.45% 36.54% 40.86%
Number of salaries quoted 949 437 1,701
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,375 £22,500
25th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £43,156
Median % change year-on-year - +4.27% +7.89%
75th Percentile £58,750 £58,249 £57,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +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 West with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 4,156 1,530 5,142
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 55.78% 46.76% 53.05%
Number of salaries quoted 2,504 1,171 4,072
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
25th Percentile £36,750 £33,125 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%
75th Percentile £63,063 £57,742 £57,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £53,700
% change year-on-year - +7.08% +2.99%

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 16 October 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 16 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
Bristol +1 798 £45,000 - 166
Wiltshire +8 229 £39,000 -5.19% 79
Gloucestershire 0 202 £46,250 -7.50% 77
Dorset +11 158 £49,000 +22.50% 49
Somerset +19 142 £45,000 - 50
Devon +4 87 £31,500 -21.25% 50
Cornwall -1 47 £36,250 -44.23% 10
Social Skills
England

For the 6 months to 16 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 West region with a requirement for Social Skills.

1 556 (33.08%) Problem-Solving
2 514 (30.58%) Agile Software Development
3 365 (21.71%) Microsoft
4 310 (18.44%) SQL
5 278 (16.54%) Degree
6 259 (15.41%) Finance
7 252 (14.99%) Security Cleared
8 246 (14.63%) Azure
9 218 (12.97%) Software Engineering
10 214 (12.73%) Windows
11 196 (11.66%) Java
12 181 (10.77%) Project Management
13 178 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
14 173 (10.29%) DevOps
15 171 (10.17%) JavaScript
15 171 (10.17%) Python
16 170 (10.11%) Linux
17 168 (9.99%) SC Cleared
18 167 (9.93%) Scrum
19 166 (9.88%) C#
20 161 (9.58%) Retail
21 159 (9.46%) AWS
22 138 (8.21%) .NET
22 138 (8.21%) Self-Motivation
23 131 (7.79%) HTML
24 130 (7.73%) Business Intelligence
25 128 (7.61%) ITIL
26 127 (7.56%) Mentoring
26 127 (7.56%) Microsoft 365
27 125 (7.44%) Analytics

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 64 (3.81%) SharePoint
2 21 (1.25%) CMS
2 21 (1.25%) WebLogic
3 17 (1.01%) Apache Solr
3 17 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
3 17 (1.01%) nginx
4 16 (0.95%) Umbraco
5 15 (0.89%) Confluence
5 15 (0.89%) EPiServer
5 15 (0.89%) MS Exchange
5 15 (0.89%) Sitecore CMS
6 14 (0.83%) Kentico
7 12 (0.71%) Apache Spark
8 11 (0.65%) IIS
9 10 (0.59%) Skype for Business
10 9 (0.54%) WordPress
11 8 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
12 7 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (0.42%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 121 (7.20%) Microsoft Office
2 100 (5.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 33 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (1.43%) Simulink
5 18 (1.07%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.59%) Stateflow
7 6 (0.36%) Zemax
8 5 (0.30%) InVision
8 5 (0.30%) MS Visio
8 5 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.24%) Figma
9 4 (0.24%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.12%) MadCap Flare
10 2 (0.12%) Sketch
11 1 (0.059%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.059%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.059%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.059%) Maya
11 1 (0.059%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 17 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.89%) Payment Gateway
3 14 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.54%) SAP HR
5 8 (0.48%) NetSuite
5 8 (0.48%) SAP MDG
6 6 (0.36%) SAP Business One
7 5 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.30%) Shopify
8 4 (0.24%) Magento
9 3 (0.18%) Maximo
9 3 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 3 (0.18%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.18%) Siebel CRM
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
10 2 (0.12%) SAP Business ByDesign
10 2 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
11 1 (0.059%) Dynamics NAV
11 1 (0.059%) SAP EM
11 1 (0.059%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 246 (14.63%) Azure
2 159 (9.46%) AWS
3 127 (7.56%) Microsoft 365
4 71 (4.22%) SaaS
5 61 (3.63%) Power Platform
6 49 (2.91%) GitHub
7 42 (2.50%) GCP
8 37 (2.20%) IaaS
9 35 (2.08%) Serverless
10 25 (1.49%) Dynamics 365
11 23 (1.37%) PaaS
12 13 (0.77%) PowerApps
13 12 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
14 9 (0.54%) Power Automate
14 9 (0.54%) Snowflake
15 8 (0.48%) Amazon SageMaker
15 8 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
15 8 (0.48%) npm
15 8 (0.48%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 6 (0.36%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 55 (3.27%) Firewall
2 46 (2.74%) DNS
2 46 (2.74%) WAN
3 44 (2.62%) TCP/IP
4 40 (2.38%) LAN
4 40 (2.38%) VPN
5 39 (2.32%) DHCP
6 31 (1.84%) Internet
7 23 (1.37%) SAN
8 18 (1.07%) SSL
8 18 (1.07%) VoIP
9 14 (0.83%) HTTP
9 14 (0.83%) Network Security
9 14 (0.83%) Wireless
10 13 (0.77%) Cisco IOS
11 11 (0.65%) Skype
11 11 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
12 10 (0.59%) BGP
12 10 (0.59%) MPLS
13 9 (0.54%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (6.54%) SQL Server
2 53 (3.15%) Power BI
3 51 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
3 51 (3.03%) MySQL
4 50 (2.97%) Relational Database
5 43 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 42 (2.50%) MongoDB
7 41 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 37 (2.20%) NoSQL
9 34 (2.02%) Oracle Database
9 34 (2.02%) RDBMS
10 28 (1.67%) Big Data
11 22 (1.31%) Oracle Database 11g
11 22 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 21 (1.25%) Redis
13 20 (1.19%) GIS
13 20 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
13 20 (1.19%) Oracle Database 12c
14 17 (1.01%) Couchbase
14 17 (1.01%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 102 (6.07%) Git (software)
2 62 (3.69%) Jenkins
3 61 (3.63%) JIRA
4 51 (3.03%) Selenium
5 44 (2.62%) Rational DOORS
6 37 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
7 33 (1.96%) Visual Studio
8 22 (1.31%) GitLab
9 20 (1.19%) SpecFlow
10 18 (1.07%) Eclipse
10 18 (1.07%) GCC
11 17 (1.01%) Cucumber
12 12 (0.71%) JMeter
13 11 (0.65%) webpack
14 10 (0.59%) Bitbucket
14 10 (0.59%) Postman
14 10 (0.59%) Rational Team Concert
15 8 (0.48%) Cypress.io
15 8 (0.48%) Maven
16 7 (0.42%) Oracle APEX
General
1 259 (15.41%) Finance
2 178 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
3 161 (9.58%) Retail
4 122 (7.26%) Marketing
5 99 (5.89%) Organisational Skills
6 81 (4.82%) Presentation Skills
7 77 (4.58%) Manufacturing
8 68 (4.05%) Telecoms
9 58 (3.45%) Public Sector
10 53 (3.15%) Electronics
11 44 (2.62%) Influencing Skills
12 43 (2.56%) Banking
13 42 (2.50%) Law
14 41 (2.44%) Legal
15 33 (1.96%) Games
16 32 (1.90%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 31 (1.84%) Billing
18 25 (1.49%) Aerospace
19 20 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
20 15 (0.89%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 302 (17.97%) Developer
2 189 (11.24%) Analyst
3 124 (7.38%) Software Engineer
4 106 (6.31%) Project Manager
5 69 (4.10%) Consultant
6 61 (3.63%) Senior Developer
7 57 (3.39%) Java Developer
8 54 (3.21%) Architect
8 54 (3.21%) IT Analyst
9 51 (3.03%) Support Engineer
10 48 (2.86%) Administrator
11 46 (2.74%) Junior
11 46 (2.74%) Support Analyst
12 45 (2.68%) Systems Engineer
13 44 (2.62%) Software Developer
14 43 (2.56%) PHP Developer
15 41 (2.44%) IT Support
16 39 (2.32%) Business Analyst
17 38 (2.26%) Tester
18 34 (2.02%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (8.21%) .NET
2 131 (7.79%) HTML
3 113 (6.72%) CSS
4 78 (4.64%) React
5 70 (4.16%) REST
6 62 (3.69%) jQuery
7 55 (3.27%) RESTful
8 51 (3.03%) Spring
9 49 (2.91%) Web Services
10 47 (2.80%) Node.js
10 47 (2.80%) XML
11 43 (2.56%) AngularJS
11 43 (2.56%) HTML5
12 42 (2.50%) Middleware
13 38 (2.26%) JSON
14 34 (2.02%) .NET Core
15 32 (1.90%) ASP.NET
15 32 (1.90%) Elastic Stack
15 32 (1.90%) GraphQL
16 31 (1.84%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 138 (8.21%) Self-Motivation
2 91 (5.41%) User Experience
3 86 (5.12%) Management Information System
4 53 (3.15%) Driving Licence
5 45 (2.68%) Mobile App
6 43 (2.56%) Algorithms
7 36 (2.14%) EPoS
8 25 (1.49%) Data Structures
9 24 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
10 21 (1.25%) Data Centre
11 20 (1.19%) PKI
11 20 (1.19%) Robotics
12 19 (1.13%) Clustering
12 19 (1.13%) Virtual Team
13 18 (1.07%) Greenfield Project
14 16 (0.95%) Public Cloud
15 13 (0.77%) FMCG
16 12 (0.71%) Smart Meter
17 11 (0.65%) Acoustics
18 10 (0.59%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 214 (12.73%) Windows
2 170 (10.11%) Linux
3 57 (3.39%) Windows Server
4 44 (2.62%) Windows 10
5 31 (1.84%) Android
6 21 (1.25%) Apple iOS
7 20 (1.19%) Unix
8 16 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (0.89%) Windows Server 2016
10 11 (0.65%) Windows Server 2019
11 10 (0.59%) Windows 7
12 8 (0.48%) Mac OS
13 7 (0.42%) CentOS
14 6 (0.36%) CatOS
14 6 (0.36%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.36%) Solaris
15 5 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
15 5 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.30%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 556 (33.08%) Problem-Solving
2 514 (30.58%) Agile Software Development
3 218 (12.97%) Software Engineering
4 181 (10.77%) Project Management
5 173 (10.29%) DevOps
6 167 (9.93%) Scrum
7 130 (7.73%) Business Intelligence
8 128 (7.61%) ITIL
9 127 (7.56%) Mentoring
10 125 (7.44%) Analytics
11 120 (7.14%) Project Delivery
12 115 (6.84%) Computer Science
13 113 (6.72%) Service Delivery
14 107 (6.37%) Continuous Improvement
14 107 (6.37%) Time Management
15 103 (6.13%) Stakeholder Management
16 102 (6.07%) Cybersecurity
17 94 (5.59%) Mathematics
18 92 (5.47%) SDLC
19 90 (5.35%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 310 (18.44%) SQL
2 196 (11.66%) Java
3 171 (10.17%) JavaScript
3 171 (10.17%) Python
4 166 (9.88%) C#
5 112 (6.66%) C
6 86 (5.12%) C++
7 75 (4.46%) PHP
8 59 (3.51%) PowerShell
9 41 (2.44%) PL/SQL
10 39 (2.32%) T-SQL
11 37 (2.20%) Java 8
12 33 (1.96%) Bash Shell
13 26 (1.55%) MATLAB
14 23 (1.37%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 23 (1.37%) R
15 17 (1.01%) TypeScript
16 16 (0.95%) ES6
16 16 (0.95%) Ruby
17 14 (0.83%) Scala
Qualifications
1 278 (16.54%) Degree
2 252 (14.99%) Security Cleared
3 168 (9.99%) SC Cleared
4 33 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
5 31 (1.84%) DV Cleared
6 27 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
7 26 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
8 25 (1.49%) CISSP
9 23 (1.37%) ISTQB
10 21 (1.25%) CISM
11 19 (1.13%) PhD
12 14 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 13 (0.77%) ISEB
13 13 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 12 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
15 11 (0.65%) MCSA
16 9 (0.54%) CCNA
16 9 (0.54%) CESG Certified Professional
16 9 (0.54%) CIPD
16 9 (0.54%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (5.65%) QA
2 82 (4.88%) SLA
3 55 (3.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 44 (2.62%) GDPR
5 32 (1.90%) PMO
6 28 (1.67%) MISRA
6 28 (1.67%) MISRA C
6 28 (1.67%) PCI DSS
7 26 (1.55%) Cyber Essentials
8 24 (1.43%) Accessibility
9 22 (1.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 19 (1.13%) NIST
11 18 (1.07%) ECSS
12 16 (0.95%) Data Quality
13 15 (0.89%) Def Stans
14 14 (0.83%) IEC 61508
15 13 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 9 (0.54%) COBIT
16 9 (0.54%) ISO 9001
17 7 (0.42%) GMP
System Software
1 100 (5.95%) Active Directory
2 86 (5.12%) Docker
3 33 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (0.95%) Hyper-V
5 12 (0.71%) vSphere
6 9 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
7 7 (0.42%) XenApp
7 7 (0.42%) XenDesktop
8 6 (0.36%) Firmware
8 6 (0.36%) VMware NSX
9 5 (0.30%) BitLocker
10 4 (0.24%) Shibboleth
10 4 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.12%) Xen
12 1 (0.059%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 1 (0.059%) KVM
12 1 (0.059%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.059%) vCloud
12 1 (0.059%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 52 (3.09%) Ansible
2 48 (2.86%) Kubernetes
3 44 (2.62%) Terraform
4 24 (1.43%) Grafana
4 24 (1.43%) Graphite
4 24 (1.43%) Prometheus
5 19 (1.13%) SCCM
6 17 (1.01%) Microsoft Intune
7 9 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (0.48%) Puppet
9 5 (0.30%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 5 (0.30%) BMC PATROL
9 5 (0.30%) Jamf Pro
9 5 (0.30%) Kibana
9 5 (0.30%) logstash
9 5 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (0.24%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.12%) Nmap
11 2 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.12%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 365 (21.71%) Microsoft
2 85 (5.06%) Oracle
3 80 (4.76%) SAP
4 67 (3.99%) VMware
5 43 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
6 39 (2.32%) Citrix
6 39 (2.32%) Splunk
7 37 (2.20%) Google
8 35 (2.08%) Cisco
9 26 (1.55%) Apple
10 22 (1.31%) IBM
10 22 (1.31%) Sitecore
11 15 (0.89%) Databricks
11 15 (0.89%) HP
11 15 (0.89%) ServiceNow
12 12 (0.71%) Atlassian
13 11 (0.65%) Sophos
13 11 (0.65%) Veeam
14 10 (0.59%) Dell
14 10 (0.59%) EMC