Period
to 17 January 2022

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

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
England > South West
6 months to
17 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 3 5 3
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2 0
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 1,456 776 1,794
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 21.42% 17.66% 20.53%
As % of the General category 37.95% 38.32% 40.22%
Number of salaries quoted 889 582 1,477
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,525 £22,750
25th Percentile £35,000 £29,313 £28,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £43,770 £41,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.81% +5.47% +3.75%
75th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £66,250 £69,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%

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 3,837 2,025 4,461
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 56.46% 46.08% 51.04%
Number of salaries quoted 2,444 1,573 3,565
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,250 £25,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £33,210 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £49,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.89% +4.65% -4.44%
75th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £56,250
90th Percentile £76,520 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

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 January 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 17 January 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
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +2 650 £45,000 +5.88% 135
Gloucestershire +3 212 £43,750 +6.71% 70
Wiltshire +2 167 £49,200 -1.60% 53
Dorset +11 147 £56,300 +25.11% 37
Somerset +15 139 £38,500 -14.44% 44
Devon +7 76 £37,500 -6.25% 46
Cornwall -1 53 £40,000 +8.11% 11
Social Skills
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 472 (32.42%) Agile Software Development
2 437 (30.01%) Problem-Solving
3 314 (21.57%) Microsoft
4 289 (19.85%) Finance
5 276 (18.96%) SQL
6 223 (15.32%) Azure
7 213 (14.63%) Security Cleared
8 208 (14.29%) Windows
9 204 (14.01%) Degree
10 179 (12.29%) DevOps
11 165 (11.33%) JavaScript
12 162 (11.13%) Project Management
13 160 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
14 156 (10.71%) Software Engineering
15 153 (10.51%) SC Cleared
16 152 (10.44%) Java
16 152 (10.44%) Linux
17 144 (9.89%) AWS
18 143 (9.82%) C#
19 137 (9.41%) Business Intelligence
20 130 (8.93%) ITIL
21 128 (8.79%) Python
22 124 (8.52%) Cybersecurity
23 123 (8.45%) .NET
24 118 (8.10%) Stakeholder Management
25 116 (7.97%) Active Directory
25 116 (7.97%) Microsoft 365
26 115 (7.90%) QA
27 113 (7.76%) Time Management
27 113 (7.76%) Test Automation

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 47 (3.23%) SharePoint
2 31 (2.13%) Confluence
3 24 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
4 19 (1.30%) CMS
5 17 (1.17%) Tomcat
6 14 (0.96%) nginx
7 12 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
7 12 (0.82%) WordPress
8 10 (0.69%) EPiServer
8 10 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
8 10 (0.69%) Umbraco
9 9 (0.62%) IIS
9 9 (0.62%) Kentico
10 8 (0.55%) Apache Solr
10 8 (0.55%) JBoss
11 7 (0.48%) SAS
12 6 (0.41%) ArcGIS
13 4 (0.27%) Apache
13 4 (0.27%) IBM Domino
13 4 (0.27%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 107 (7.35%) Microsoft Office
2 83 (5.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (0.62%) MS Visio
7 6 (0.41%) Lectora
8 5 (0.34%) Simulink
9 4 (0.27%) InVision
9 4 (0.27%) Sketch
10 3 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.21%) Adobe XD
10 3 (0.21%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.069%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.069%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.069%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 19 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.17%) SAP MDG
3 13 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (0.76%) NetSuite
5 8 (0.55%) Payment Gateway
6 7 (0.48%) Maximo
6 7 (0.48%) Shopify
7 6 (0.41%) SAP Business One
8 5 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
10 3 (0.21%) TrackWise
11 2 (0.14%) Magento
11 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
11 2 (0.14%) SAP Business ByDesign
11 2 (0.14%) Siebel CRM
11 2 (0.14%) Visualfiles
12 1 (0.069%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 1 (0.069%) SAP ERP
12 1 (0.069%) SAP HR
12 1 (0.069%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 223 (15.32%) Azure
2 144 (9.89%) AWS
3 116 (7.97%) Microsoft 365
4 87 (5.98%) SaaS
5 86 (5.91%) Power Platform
6 44 (3.02%) GCP
7 35 (2.40%) IaaS
8 32 (2.20%) GitHub
9 30 (2.06%) Serverless
10 22 (1.51%) PaaS
11 11 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
11 11 (0.76%) PowerApps
12 10 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
12 10 (0.69%) Azure Service Bus
13 9 (0.62%) Rubrik
14 8 (0.55%) OpenShift
14 8 (0.55%) Power Automate
15 7 (0.48%) Amazon SQS
15 7 (0.48%) Azure Data Factory
15 7 (0.48%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 55 (3.78%) Firewall
2 52 (3.57%) TCP/IP
3 42 (2.88%) DNS
4 41 (2.82%) DHCP
5 37 (2.54%) WAN
6 32 (2.20%) LAN
7 30 (2.06%) VPN
8 18 (1.24%) HTTP
8 18 (1.24%) SSL
9 13 (0.89%) VoIP
10 11 (0.76%) Network Security
10 11 (0.76%) SAN
11 10 (0.69%) Internet
11 10 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (0.62%) MPLS
12 9 (0.62%) Wireshark
13 8 (0.55%) Cisco Nexus
13 8 (0.55%) IMAP
13 8 (0.55%) OSPF
13 8 (0.55%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (7.76%) SQL Server
2 75 (5.15%) Power BI
3 52 (3.57%) MySQL
4 48 (3.30%) NoSQL
4 48 (3.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 47 (3.23%) Relational Database
5 47 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 41 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
7 34 (2.34%) MongoDB
8 30 (2.06%) Tableau
9 29 (1.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 21 (1.44%) Big Data
11 20 (1.37%) RDBMS
12 17 (1.17%) GIS
12 17 (1.17%) Oracle Database
13 15 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
13 15 (1.03%) OLAP
14 12 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
14 12 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
14 12 (0.82%) Redis
Development Applications
1 84 (5.77%) JIRA
2 82 (5.63%) Git (software)
3 52 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 43 (2.95%) Selenium
5 35 (2.40%) Jenkins
6 22 (1.51%) Visual Studio
7 21 (1.44%) JMeter
8 16 (1.10%) Maven
9 14 (0.96%) Cucumber
10 10 (0.69%) Postman
11 9 (0.62%) Cypress.io
11 9 (0.62%) Zephyr
12 8 (0.55%) Bitbucket
12 8 (0.55%) Rational DOORS
13 7 (0.48%) Gradle
13 7 (0.48%) JSUnit
14 6 (0.41%) Octopus Deploy
15 5 (0.34%) RStudio
15 5 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 5 (0.34%) webpack
General
1 289 (19.85%) Finance
2 160 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
3 113 (7.76%) Retail
4 111 (7.62%) Organisational Skills
5 89 (6.11%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 86 (5.91%) Marketing
7 68 (4.67%) Manufacturing
8 66 (4.53%) Presentation Skills
9 54 (3.71%) Legal
10 49 (3.37%) Banking
11 47 (3.23%) Influencing Skills
12 43 (2.95%) Public Sector
13 41 (2.82%) Telecoms
14 38 (2.61%) Electronics
15 25 (1.72%) Law
15 25 (1.72%) Police
16 21 (1.44%) Aerospace
17 20 (1.37%) Games
18 17 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
19 13 (0.89%) Military
Job Titles
1 265 (18.20%) Developer
2 236 (16.21%) Analyst
3 77 (5.29%) Software Engineer
4 71 (4.88%) Project Manager
5 66 (4.53%) Consultant
6 53 (3.64%) Architect
7 51 (3.50%) Java Developer
8 50 (3.43%) Business Analyst
8 50 (3.43%) Senior Developer
9 49 (3.37%) Support Analyst
10 46 (3.16%) Software Developer
11 43 (2.95%) IT Support
12 42 (2.88%) Tester
13 40 (2.75%) Full Stack Developer
13 40 (2.75%) PHP Developer
13 40 (2.75%) Support Engineer
14 39 (2.68%) Administrator
15 37 (2.54%) Delivery Manager
15 37 (2.54%) IT Manager
16 31 (2.13%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (8.45%) .NET
2 98 (6.73%) HTML
3 93 (6.39%) React
4 86 (5.91%) CSS
5 60 (4.12%) REST
5 60 (4.12%) Web Services
6 57 (3.91%) jQuery
7 55 (3.78%) Node.js
8 50 (3.43%) AngularJS
9 46 (3.16%) JSON
9 46 (3.16%) XML
10 43 (2.95%) Spring
11 38 (2.61%) .NET Framework
12 35 (2.40%) RESTful
13 32 (2.20%) Elastic Stack
14 31 (2.13%) .NET Core
14 31 (2.13%) Hibernate
15 30 (2.06%) HTML5
15 30 (2.06%) Velocity
16 27 (1.85%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 97 (6.66%) Self-Motivation
2 79 (5.43%) User Experience
3 48 (3.30%) Management Information System
4 38 (2.61%) Algorithms
5 37 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
5 37 (2.54%) EPoS
6 34 (2.34%) Data Structures
6 34 (2.34%) Mobile App
7 29 (1.99%) Driving Licence
8 26 (1.79%) Smart Meter
9 24 (1.65%) FMCG
10 17 (1.17%) Cyber Defence
11 16 (1.10%) Cyberattack
12 15 (1.03%) Clustering
13 14 (0.96%) e-Learning
13 14 (0.96%) Robotics
13 14 (0.96%) Social Media
14 13 (0.89%) Cyberthreat
15 12 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
15 12 (0.82%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 208 (14.29%) Windows
2 152 (10.44%) Linux
3 79 (5.43%) Windows 10
4 49 (3.37%) Windows Server
5 37 (2.54%) Apple iOS
6 25 (1.72%) Android
7 24 (1.65%) Unix
8 22 (1.51%) Windows Server 2016
9 18 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (1.03%) Windows Server 2019
11 8 (0.55%) CentOS
11 8 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (0.48%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.34%) AIX
13 5 (0.34%) HPUX
13 5 (0.34%) Windows 7
14 4 (0.27%) Debian
14 4 (0.27%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 472 (32.42%) Agile Software Development
2 437 (30.01%) Problem-Solving
3 179 (12.29%) DevOps
4 162 (11.13%) Project Management
5 156 (10.71%) Software Engineering
6 137 (9.41%) Business Intelligence
7 130 (8.93%) ITIL
8 124 (8.52%) Cybersecurity
9 118 (8.10%) Stakeholder Management
10 113 (7.76%) Test Automation
10 113 (7.76%) Time Management
11 108 (7.42%) Continuous Improvement
11 108 (7.42%) Scrum
12 105 (7.21%) Software Testing
13 98 (6.73%) Analytics
14 97 (6.66%) Mentoring
15 92 (6.32%) Service Delivery
16 86 (5.91%) Project Delivery
17 80 (5.49%) Risk Management
18 79 (5.43%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 276 (18.96%) SQL
2 165 (11.33%) JavaScript
3 152 (10.44%) Java
4 143 (9.82%) C#
5 128 (8.79%) Python
6 79 (5.43%) C
7 76 (5.22%) PHP
8 51 (3.50%) C++
9 43 (2.95%) R
10 41 (2.82%) PowerShell
11 40 (2.75%) T-SQL
12 38 (2.61%) Java 8
13 25 (1.72%) TypeScript
14 23 (1.58%) Bash
14 23 (1.58%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 15 (1.03%) Go
15 15 (1.03%) PL/SQL
16 14 (0.96%) Shell Script
17 13 (0.89%) Ada
18 8 (0.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 213 (14.63%) Security Cleared
2 204 (14.01%) Degree
3 153 (10.51%) SC Cleared
4 47 (3.23%) DV Cleared
5 36 (2.47%) ISTQB
6 32 (2.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 31 (2.13%) CISSP
8 29 (1.99%) CISM
9 28 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
10 27 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
11 24 (1.65%) ISEB
12 19 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
13 17 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
14 16 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
15 14 (0.96%) CESG Certified Professional
15 14 (0.96%) DBS Check
16 12 (0.82%) CCNA
16 12 (0.82%) Master's Degree
17 9 (0.62%) A+ Certification
18 8 (0.55%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (7.90%) QA
2 91 (6.25%) SLA
3 59 (4.05%) GDPR
4 37 (2.54%) Cyber Essentials
5 36 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 30 (2.06%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 28 (1.92%) NIST
8 21 (1.44%) PMO
9 17 (1.17%) Accessibility
9 17 (1.17%) Data Quality
10 15 (1.03%) PCI DSS
11 14 (0.96%) Def Stans
11 14 (0.96%) IEC 61508
12 13 (0.89%) MISRA
12 13 (0.89%) MISRA C
13 10 (0.69%) NCSC
14 9 (0.62%) JSP 440
15 7 (0.48%) GRC
15 7 (0.48%) TickIT
16 6 (0.41%) GMP
System Software
1 116 (7.97%) Active Directory
2 76 (5.22%) Docker
3 27 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (1.24%) Hyper-V
5 12 (0.82%) Virtual Desktop
6 6 (0.41%) Firmware
7 3 (0.21%) QEMU
7 3 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.21%) vSphere
8 2 (0.14%) Xen
9 1 (0.069%) Ceph
9 1 (0.069%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (0.069%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.069%) vCloud
9 1 (0.069%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.069%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.069%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.069%) XenApp
9 1 (0.069%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 50 (3.43%) Kubernetes
2 47 (3.23%) Ansible
3 28 (1.92%) Terraform
4 20 (1.37%) SCCM
5 18 (1.24%) Icinga
6 15 (1.03%) Kibana
6 15 (1.03%) logstash
7 12 (0.82%) Grafana
7 12 (0.82%) Prometheus
8 11 (0.76%) Graphite
8 11 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
8 11 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (0.62%) HP ALM
10 8 (0.55%) Puppet
11 6 (0.41%) BMC PATROL
11 6 (0.41%) vCenter Server
12 5 (0.34%) Nagios
13 3 (0.21%) FortiGate
14 2 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
14 2 (0.14%) Proxmox
Vendors
1 314 (21.57%) Microsoft
2 64 (4.40%) Oracle
3 57 (3.91%) SAP
4 44 (3.02%) VMware
5 42 (2.88%) Salesforce.com
6 36 (2.47%) Google
6 36 (2.47%) HP
7 29 (1.99%) Splunk
8 28 (1.92%) Cisco
9 27 (1.85%) Citrix
10 25 (1.72%) SolarWinds
11 24 (1.65%) Atlassian
12 19 (1.30%) Apple
13 15 (1.03%) Sitecore
14 13 (0.89%) Ivanti
15 11 (0.76%) IBM
16 10 (0.69%) Cadence
16 10 (0.69%) CheckPoint
16 10 (0.69%) ServiceNow
16 10 (0.69%) Veeam