Period
to

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

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
England > South West
6 months to
15 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 3 3 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 1,882 1,718 812
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 21.29% 22.22% 19.41%
As % of the General category 32.98% 40.97% 38.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1,020 1,011 626
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,493 £26,250
25th Percentile £31,569 £32,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £44,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.12% -1.11% +5.88%
75th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £58,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £70,000 £73,750
England median annual salary £55,140 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +5.03% - +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 West with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 5,707 4,193 2,107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 64.56% 54.22% 50.37%
Number of salaries quoted 3,245 2,569 1,608
10th Percentile £27,800 £27,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £32,655
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,520 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.04% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,565 £58,563
90th Percentile £77,715 £74,200 £72,500
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 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 15 August 2022.

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 15 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
Bristol -1 678 £50,000 +11.11% 163
Gloucestershire +2 294 £46,500 +9.41% 45
Wiltshire -1 277 £40,514 +11.00% 59
Somerset +2 225 £36,250 -14.71% 62
Devon +5 194 £35,000 +7.69% 46
Dorset +4 170 £48,750 +8.33% 37
Cornwall -22 32 £24,000 -38.06% 7
Avon - 1 - -
Social Skills
England

For the 6 months to 15 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 West region with a requirement for Social Skills.

1 563 (29.91%) Agile
2 465 (24.71%) Degree
3 417 (22.16%) Problem-Solving
4 392 (20.83%) Microsoft
5 356 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
6 346 (18.38%) SQL
7 330 (17.53%) Finance
8 326 (17.32%) Azure
9 307 (16.31%) Security Cleared
10 298 (15.83%) Software Engineering
11 254 (13.50%) Project Management
12 249 (13.23%) Windows
13 242 (12.86%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 226 (12.01%) HTML
15 221 (11.74%) JavaScript
16 212 (11.26%) Java
17 210 (11.16%) Python
18 205 (10.89%) .NET
19 203 (10.79%) Linux
20 202 (10.73%) Analytics
21 188 (9.99%) CSS
22 182 (9.67%) Marketing
23 174 (9.25%) DevOps
24 171 (9.09%) SC Cleared
25 168 (8.93%) Computer Science
25 168 (8.93%) Microsoft Office
26 160 (8.50%) Stakeholder Management
27 159 (8.45%) C#
28 150 (7.97%) Test Automation
29 148 (7.86%) AWS

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
1 116 (6.16%) SharePoint
2 49 (2.60%) Confluence
3 37 (1.97%) Apache
3 37 (1.97%) MS Exchange
4 35 (1.86%) Umbraco
5 24 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
5 24 (1.28%) CMS
6 21 (1.12%) Documentum
7 18 (0.96%) WordPress
8 10 (0.53%) MS Project Server
9 9 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (0.43%) Oracle Service Bus
10 8 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 8 (0.43%) SAS
10 8 (0.43%) WebLogic
10 8 (0.43%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
12 5 (0.27%) ArcGIS
12 5 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
13 4 (0.21%) nginx
Applications
1 168 (8.93%) Microsoft Office
2 71 (3.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 40 (2.13%) Microsoft Project
4 33 (1.75%) MS Visio
5 30 (1.59%) Spreadsheet
6 24 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 15 (0.80%) Photoshop
8 12 (0.64%) Adobe XD
9 11 (0.58%) CATIA
9 11 (0.58%) Sketch
10 3 (0.16%) Acrobat
10 3 (0.16%) PaintShop Pro
11 2 (0.11%) Simulink
12 1 (0.053%) InVision
12 1 (0.053%) NASTRAN
12 1 (0.053%) Siemens NX
12 1 (0.053%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 44 (2.34%) JDE OneWorld
2 21 (1.12%) TrackWise
3 14 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
4 12 (0.64%) Teamcenter
5 7 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
6 4 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.21%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.21%) Sage X3
7 3 (0.16%) Maximo
7 3 (0.16%) ResourceLink
7 3 (0.16%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 2 (0.11%) Primavera
8 2 (0.11%) Visualfiles
9 1 (0.053%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 1 (0.053%) Magento
9 1 (0.053%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 326 (17.32%) Azure
2 148 (7.86%) AWS
3 147 (7.81%) Microsoft 365
4 106 (5.63%) Power Platform
5 86 (4.57%) SaaS
6 53 (2.82%) Azure DevOps
7 52 (2.76%) GCP
8 37 (1.97%) Serverless
9 33 (1.75%) GitHub
10 29 (1.54%) Dynamics 365
11 28 (1.49%) PaaS
12 27 (1.43%) Azure Active Directory
13 21 (1.12%) Veeva
14 19 (1.01%) Google Sheets
15 18 (0.96%) Azure Logic Apps
15 18 (0.96%) OpenShift
15 18 (0.96%) PowerApps
16 17 (0.90%) Azure Functions
17 16 (0.85%) npm
18 14 (0.74%) Azure AKS
Communications & Networking
1 142 (7.55%) Firewall
2 74 (3.93%) HTTP
3 70 (3.72%) SSL
4 63 (3.35%) TCP/IP
5 50 (2.66%) VoIP
6 46 (2.44%) DHCP
7 45 (2.39%) VPN
8 39 (2.07%) LAN
9 38 (2.02%) Wi-Fi
10 37 (1.97%) DNS
11 35 (1.86%) WAN
12 26 (1.38%) Network Security
13 24 (1.28%) Unified Communications
14 23 (1.22%) IMAP
14 23 (1.22%) Internet
14 23 (1.22%) tcpdump
14 23 (1.22%) Wireless
14 23 (1.22%) Wireshark
15 18 (0.96%) CATAPAN
15 18 (0.96%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (7.33%) SQL Server
2 92 (4.89%) Power BI
3 80 (4.25%) NoSQL
4 64 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
5 59 (3.13%) Oracle Database
6 51 (2.71%) Big Data
7 38 (2.02%) MySQL
8 34 (1.81%) Relational Database
9 33 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 30 (1.59%) Tableau
11 27 (1.43%) Azure SQL Database
12 26 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 19 (1.01%) Data Lake
14 18 (0.96%) Oracle Database 12c
15 17 (0.90%) Hadoop
16 16 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
17 13 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
18 12 (0.64%) Looker
19 11 (0.58%) BigQuery
20 10 (0.53%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 121 (6.43%) JIRA
2 116 (6.16%) Git (software)
3 83 (4.41%) Jenkins
4 43 (2.28%) GitLab
5 27 (1.43%) Rational DOORS
6 24 (1.28%) Zephyr
7 19 (1.01%) Cucumber
7 19 (1.01%) Selenium
8 14 (0.74%) Postman
9 13 (0.69%) Subversion
9 13 (0.69%) Visual Studio
10 11 (0.58%) Bitbucket
10 11 (0.58%) gulp
10 11 (0.58%) webpack
11 9 (0.48%) Eclipse
11 9 (0.48%) JUnit
11 9 (0.48%) Sonatype Nexus
11 9 (0.48%) Storybook
12 8 (0.43%) Ant
12 8 (0.43%) Hudson
General
1 356 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
2 330 (17.53%) Finance
3 242 (12.86%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 182 (9.67%) Marketing
5 139 (7.39%) Legal
6 126 (6.70%) Retail
7 124 (6.59%) Telecoms
8 114 (6.06%) Organisational Skills
9 107 (5.69%) Influencing Skills
10 97 (5.15%) Automotive
11 93 (4.94%) Law
12 91 (4.84%) Presentation Skills
13 81 (4.30%) Public Sector
14 73 (3.88%) Aerospace
15 68 (3.61%) Manufacturing
16 63 (3.35%) Banking
17 43 (2.28%) Electronics
18 32 (1.70%) Spanish Language
19 29 (1.54%) Games
19 29 (1.54%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 244 (12.96%) Analyst
2 198 (10.52%) Software Engineer
3 197 (10.47%) Developer
4 100 (5.31%) Graduate
5 86 (4.57%) Project Manager
6 83 (4.41%) Systems Engineer
7 69 (3.67%) Support Engineer
8 68 (3.61%) Architect
9 58 (3.08%) IT Support
9 58 (3.08%) Senior Manager
10 50 (2.66%) Business Analyst
11 48 (2.55%) .NET Developer
12 46 (2.44%) Senior Developer
13 43 (2.28%) IT Engineer
14 41 (2.18%) Consultant
14 41 (2.18%) Designer
14 41 (2.18%) Graduate Software Engineer
15 38 (2.02%) 2nd Line Support
15 38 (2.02%) IT Analyst
16 36 (1.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 226 (12.01%) HTML
2 205 (10.89%) .NET
3 188 (9.99%) CSS
4 127 (6.75%) AngularJS
5 106 (5.63%) React
6 99 (5.26%) ASP.NET
7 97 (5.15%) Node.js
8 56 (2.98%) .NET Core
9 55 (2.92%) XML
10 54 (2.87%) HTML5
11 48 (2.55%) Middleware
12 42 (2.23%) Angular 2
12 42 (2.23%) REST
12 42 (2.23%) Ruby on Rails
13 41 (2.18%) .NET Framework
13 41 (2.18%) ASP.NET MVC
14 40 (2.13%) Spring
15 37 (1.97%) Entity Framework
15 37 (1.97%) Sass
16 35 (1.86%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 132 (7.01%) Management Information System
2 125 (6.64%) User Experience
3 119 (6.32%) Self-Motivation
4 59 (3.13%) Driving Licence
5 48 (2.55%) Cyberattack
6 47 (2.50%) Cyber Defence
7 44 (2.34%) Cyberthreat
8 39 (2.07%) Mobile App
9 30 (1.59%) Data Centre
10 25 (1.33%) Animation
11 24 (1.28%) Life Science
12 23 (1.22%) Cybercrime
13 21 (1.12%) Pharmacovigilance
14 20 (1.06%) Biotechnology
14 20 (1.06%) Data Structures
15 19 (1.01%) Public Cloud
15 19 (1.01%) Sports Betting
16 16 (0.85%) NHS
17 15 (0.80%) Blog
17 15 (0.80%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 249 (13.23%) Windows
2 203 (10.79%) Linux
3 60 (3.19%) Windows Server
4 55 (2.92%) Windows 10
5 53 (2.82%) Unix
6 44 (2.34%) Apple iOS
7 38 (2.02%) Android
8 16 (0.85%) Windows 7
9 14 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (0.64%) Mac OS
11 10 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (0.53%) Windows Server 2016
12 7 (0.37%) Solaris
12 7 (0.37%) Windows Server 2019
13 6 (0.32%) AIX
14 5 (0.27%) CentOS
14 5 (0.27%) Debian
15 4 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (0.21%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 563 (29.91%) Agile
2 417 (22.16%) Problem-Solving
3 298 (15.83%) Software Engineering
4 254 (13.50%) Project Management
5 202 (10.73%) Analytics
6 174 (9.25%) DevOps
7 168 (8.93%) Computer Science
8 160 (8.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 150 (7.97%) Test Automation
10 144 (7.65%) Project Delivery
11 140 (7.44%) Business Intelligence
12 137 (7.28%) Cybersecurity
12 137 (7.28%) Mentoring
13 135 (7.17%) ITIL
14 124 (6.59%) CI/CD
15 121 (6.43%) Service Delivery
16 118 (6.27%) Line Management
16 118 (6.27%) MVC
17 114 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
18 113 (6.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 346 (18.38%) SQL
2 221 (11.74%) JavaScript
3 212 (11.26%) Java
4 210 (11.16%) Python
5 159 (8.45%) C#
6 95 (5.05%) Ruby
7 91 (4.84%) C++
8 76 (4.04%) C
9 59 (3.13%) PowerShell
10 57 (3.03%) TypeScript
11 48 (2.55%) PHP
12 46 (2.44%) Go
12 46 (2.44%) T-SQL
13 42 (2.23%) R
14 39 (2.07%) Bash
15 36 (1.91%) PL/SQL
16 33 (1.75%) Shell Script
17 15 (0.80%) Rust
18 14 (0.74%) MATLAB
19 11 (0.58%) VBA
Qualifications
1 465 (24.71%) Degree
2 307 (16.31%) Security Cleared
3 171 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 100 (5.31%) Computer Science Degree
5 60 (3.19%) Chartered Engineer
6 50 (2.66%) DV Cleared
6 50 (2.66%) Master's Degree
7 40 (2.13%) ISTQB
8 33 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
8 33 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 29 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
10 27 (1.43%) CCNP
11 25 (1.33%) Numerate Degree
12 23 (1.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 22 (1.17%) CISSP
13 22 (1.17%) PMI Certification
14 20 (1.06%) DBS Check
15 19 (1.01%) A+ Certification
15 19 (1.01%) HNC
15 19 (1.01%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (4.94%) QA
2 54 (2.87%) Accessibility
3 42 (2.23%) Data Quality
4 40 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 36 (1.91%) PMO
5 36 (1.91%) SLA
6 34 (1.81%) GDPR
6 34 (1.81%) IEC 61508
7 30 (1.59%) Cyber Essentials
8 28 (1.49%) Def Stans
9 19 (1.01%) MISRA
9 19 (1.01%) MISRA C
10 16 (0.85%) PCI DSS
11 10 (0.53%) NIST
12 8 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 7 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 6 (0.32%) Automotive SPICE
14 6 (0.32%) DO-178B
14 6 (0.32%) IEC 62304
14 6 (0.32%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 125 (6.64%) Docker
2 91 (4.84%) Active Directory
3 44 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (1.01%) Hyper-V
5 13 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
7 6 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (0.27%) Firmware
9 3 (0.16%) Lustre
9 3 (0.16%) VMware NSX
9 3 (0.16%) vSphere
10 2 (0.11%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.053%) Embedded Firmware
11 1 (0.053%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.053%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 61 (3.24%) Kubernetes
2 26 (1.38%) HP ALM
3 25 (1.33%) Ansible
4 15 (0.80%) BMC PATROL
5 14 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
6 13 (0.69%) Jamf Pro
6 13 (0.69%) SCCM
6 13 (0.69%) Terraform
7 11 (0.58%) vCenter Server
8 7 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
9 6 (0.32%) Autotask
9 6 (0.32%) Data Guard
9 6 (0.32%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 6 (0.32%) Oracle RMAN
9 6 (0.32%) WSUS
10 5 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 4 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (0.21%) Prometheus
12 3 (0.16%) CASB
12 3 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 392 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 132 (7.01%) Oracle
3 87 (4.62%) VMware
4 61 (3.24%) Google
5 52 (2.76%) Salesforce.com
6 50 (2.66%) Facebook
7 47 (2.50%) Cisco
8 43 (2.28%) SAP
9 39 (2.07%) HP
10 33 (1.75%) Atlassian
11 30 (1.59%) Teradata
11 30 (1.59%) YouTube
12 29 (1.54%) IBM
13 28 (1.49%) Twitter
14 25 (1.33%) Citrix
14 25 (1.33%) Workday
15 21 (1.12%) Apple
15 21 (1.12%) OpenText
16 13 (0.69%) Progress
16 13 (0.69%) Zscaler