Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
England > South West
6 months to
23 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 4 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 1,750 941 2,367
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 22.64% 20.00% 23.36%
As % of the General category 42.57% 39.54% 43.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1,022 733 1,803
10th Percentile £24,250 £26,250 £23,434
25th Percentile £31,250 £31,750 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
75th Percentile £56,250 £57,500 £56,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +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 4,111 2,380 5,440
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 53.20% 50.57% 53.68%
Number of salaries quoted 2,545 1,834 4,234
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £25,750
25th Percentile £35,750 £32,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £56,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,138 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.28% +5.02% +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 23 July 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 23 July 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 0 861 £45,000 - 156
Wiltshire +2 245 £35,000 -17.65% 66
Gloucestershire -4 224 £40,000 -20.00% 66
Dorset +8 161 £45,000 +20.00% 36
Somerset +1 117 £42,500 -10.53% 38
Devon -1 66 £32,500 -18.75% 52
Cornwall -1 44 £38,750 -34.04% 8
Social Skills
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 594 (33.94%) Agile Software Development
2 515 (29.43%) Problem-Solving
3 333 (19.03%) Microsoft
4 331 (18.91%) Degree
5 328 (18.74%) SQL
6 300 (17.14%) Software Engineering
7 266 (15.20%) Finance
8 264 (15.09%) Security Cleared
9 245 (14.00%) Python
10 228 (13.03%) Java
11 221 (12.63%) Windows
12 214 (12.23%) JavaScript
13 202 (11.54%) Scrum
14 197 (11.26%) Analytical Skills
15 192 (10.97%) AWS
16 191 (10.91%) Azure
17 184 (10.51%) Linux
18 175 (10.00%) Project Management
19 172 (9.83%) C#
19 172 (9.83%) Mentoring
20 169 (9.66%) SC Cleared
21 168 (9.60%) DevOps
22 166 (9.49%) Computer Science
23 164 (9.37%) Marketing
24 158 (9.03%) Analytics
25 142 (8.11%) HTML
26 136 (7.77%) Business Intelligence
27 133 (7.60%) Microsoft Office
28 127 (7.26%) Self-Motivation
29 126 (7.20%) ITIL

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 51 (2.91%) SharePoint
2 27 (1.54%) MS Exchange
3 26 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
4 24 (1.37%) nginx
5 22 (1.26%) Apache Spark
6 20 (1.14%) Confluence
7 19 (1.09%) Apache Solr
8 17 (0.97%) WebLogic
9 16 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 15 (0.86%) WordPress
11 14 (0.80%) Apache
12 13 (0.74%) Skype for Business
13 12 (0.69%) CMS
14 11 (0.63%) IIS
15 10 (0.57%) Tomcat
16 7 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
16 7 (0.40%) Umbraco
17 6 (0.34%) EPiServer
17 6 (0.34%) Kentico
17 6 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 133 (7.60%) Microsoft Office
2 81 (4.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 39 (2.23%) Simulink
4 29 (1.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 26 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
6 19 (1.09%) Stateflow
7 9 (0.51%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.51%) Zemax
8 7 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.34%) Figma
9 6 (0.34%) MS Visio
10 5 (0.29%) GIMP
10 5 (0.29%) Inkscape
11 4 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
12 3 (0.17%) InVision
12 3 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
13 2 (0.11%) MadCap Flare
13 2 (0.11%) Sketch
14 1 (0.057%) NUKE
14 1 (0.057%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 15 (0.86%) Magento
2 12 (0.69%) Payment Gateway
3 10 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.57%) NetSuite
4 8 (0.46%) SAP HR
5 7 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.29%) SAP Business One
6 5 (0.29%) Shopify
7 3 (0.17%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.11%) Infor SunSystems
8 2 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.11%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 1 (0.057%) ProductWriter
9 1 (0.057%) SAP CAR
9 1 (0.057%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
9 1 (0.057%) SAP Retail
9 1 (0.057%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 192 (10.97%) AWS
2 191 (10.91%) Azure
3 119 (6.80%) Microsoft 365
4 110 (6.29%) SaaS
5 70 (4.00%) Power Platform
6 53 (3.03%) GCP
7 40 (2.29%) Serverless
8 39 (2.23%) GitHub
9 29 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
10 25 (1.43%) IaaS
11 23 (1.31%) Dynamics 365
12 21 (1.20%) PaaS
13 20 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
14 19 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
15 18 (1.03%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 17 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
17 11 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
17 11 (0.63%) PowerApps
18 10 (0.57%) Amazon SageMaker
19 9 (0.51%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 85 (4.86%) Internet
2 69 (3.94%) Firewall
3 48 (2.74%) TCP/IP
3 48 (2.74%) WAN
4 44 (2.51%) LAN
5 43 (2.46%) DNS
6 38 (2.17%) VPN
7 33 (1.89%) DHCP
8 22 (1.26%) Network Security
8 22 (1.26%) VoIP
9 17 (0.97%) SAN
9 17 (0.97%) Skype
9 17 (0.97%) Wireless
10 16 (0.91%) Cisco IOS
11 12 (0.69%) SSL
12 10 (0.57%) Remote Desktop
13 9 (0.51%) MPLS
14 8 (0.46%) BGP
14 8 (0.46%) Cisco ISE
14 8 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (6.80%) SQL Server
2 83 (4.74%) MySQL
3 66 (3.77%) Big Data
4 63 (3.60%) Data Warehouse
4 63 (3.60%) Power BI
5 47 (2.69%) MongoDB
6 45 (2.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 35 (2.00%) Relational Database
8 33 (1.89%) NoSQL
9 30 (1.71%) Tableau
10 28 (1.60%) Oracle Database
11 26 (1.49%) Amazon RDS
12 25 (1.43%) Redis
13 24 (1.37%) RDBMS
14 20 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
14 20 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 19 (1.09%) GIS
16 18 (1.03%) Couchbase
17 16 (0.91%) MariaDB
17 16 (0.91%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 110 (6.29%) Git (software)
2 72 (4.11%) Jenkins
3 64 (3.66%) JIRA
4 51 (2.91%) Rational DOORS
5 50 (2.86%) Visual Studio
6 40 (2.29%) Selenium
7 31 (1.77%) GitLab
8 25 (1.43%) SpecFlow
9 19 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
10 18 (1.03%) Eclipse
10 18 (1.03%) GCC
11 17 (0.97%) Artifactory
12 16 (0.91%) Cucumber
13 15 (0.86%) Rational Rhapsody
13 15 (0.86%) ReSharper
13 15 (0.86%) SonarQube
14 13 (0.74%) JMeter
14 13 (0.74%) Rational Team Concert
15 12 (0.69%) Cypress.io
16 10 (0.57%) SoapUI
General
1 266 (15.20%) Finance
2 197 (11.26%) Analytical Skills
3 164 (9.37%) Marketing
4 123 (7.03%) Retail
5 95 (5.43%) Manufacturing
6 85 (4.86%) Organisational Skills
7 80 (4.57%) Presentation Skills
8 79 (4.51%) Legal
9 77 (4.40%) Telecoms
10 60 (3.43%) Public Sector
11 57 (3.26%) Law
12 48 (2.74%) Electronics
13 46 (2.63%) Banking
14 43 (2.46%) Games
15 41 (2.34%) Influencing Skills
16 30 (1.71%) Billing
17 29 (1.66%) Aerospace
17 29 (1.66%) Public Speaking
18 24 (1.37%) Inclusion and Diversity
19 17 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 340 (19.43%) Developer
2 198 (11.31%) Analyst
3 146 (8.34%) Software Engineer
4 105 (6.00%) Project Manager
5 78 (4.46%) Senior Developer
6 67 (3.83%) IT Support
7 66 (3.77%) Support Engineer
8 62 (3.54%) Systems Engineer
9 55 (3.14%) IT Analyst
10 52 (2.97%) Junior
11 50 (2.86%) Architect
12 47 (2.69%) Software Developer
13 46 (2.63%) Business Analyst
14 45 (2.57%) PHP Developer
15 44 (2.51%) DevOps Engineer
16 43 (2.46%) Product Manager
17 42 (2.40%) Administrator
18 41 (2.34%) Senior Manager
19 40 (2.29%) Consultant
20 39 (2.23%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (8.11%) HTML
2 124 (7.09%) .NET
3 120 (6.86%) CSS
4 97 (5.54%) React
5 65 (3.71%) REST
6 61 (3.49%) AngularJS
7 51 (2.91%) RESTful
7 51 (2.91%) Web Services
8 48 (2.74%) Spring
9 44 (2.51%) HTML5
10 42 (2.40%) jQuery
11 36 (2.06%) Node.js
11 36 (2.06%) SOAP
12 34 (1.94%) TensorFlow
13 31 (1.77%) ASP.NET
13 31 (1.77%) GraphQL
13 31 (1.77%) Middleware
14 27 (1.54%) .NET Core
15 26 (1.49%) Laravel
15 26 (1.49%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 127 (7.26%) Self-Motivation
2 117 (6.69%) User Experience
3 92 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 90 (5.14%) Algorithms
5 59 (3.37%) Driving Licence
6 54 (3.09%) Mobile App
7 48 (2.74%) Data Centre
8 40 (2.29%) Data Structures
8 40 (2.29%) Public Cloud
9 24 (1.37%) Robotics
10 20 (1.14%) PKI
11 17 (0.97%) Acoustics
11 17 (0.97%) Virtual Team
12 16 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
13 15 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
14 11 (0.63%) Smartphone
14 11 (0.63%) Social Media
15 10 (0.57%) Cyberattack
16 9 (0.51%) CCTV
17 8 (0.46%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 221 (12.63%) Windows
2 184 (10.51%) Linux
3 77 (4.40%) Windows Server
4 50 (2.86%) Android
5 38 (2.17%) Windows 10
6 21 (1.20%) Apple iOS
6 21 (1.20%) Unix
7 17 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (0.97%) Windows Server 2019
8 16 (0.91%) Mac OS
9 13 (0.74%) CentOS
10 11 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (0.63%) Windows Server 2016
11 10 (0.57%) Mac OS X
12 9 (0.51%) Embedded Linux
13 8 (0.46%) Windows 7
14 7 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
15 6 (0.34%) CatOS
15 6 (0.34%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.23%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 594 (33.94%) Agile Software Development
2 515 (29.43%) Problem-Solving
3 300 (17.14%) Software Engineering
4 202 (11.54%) Scrum
5 175 (10.00%) Project Management
6 172 (9.83%) Mentoring
7 168 (9.60%) DevOps
8 166 (9.49%) Computer Science
9 158 (9.03%) Analytics
10 136 (7.77%) Business Intelligence
11 126 (7.20%) ITIL
11 126 (7.20%) Stakeholder Management
12 116 (6.63%) SDLC
13 108 (6.17%) Line Management
13 108 (6.17%) Mathematics
13 108 (6.17%) Project Delivery
13 108 (6.17%) Time Management
14 104 (5.94%) Coaching
14 104 (5.94%) Decision-Making
15 100 (5.71%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 328 (18.74%) SQL
2 245 (14.00%) Python
3 228 (13.03%) Java
4 214 (12.23%) JavaScript
5 172 (9.83%) C#
6 122 (6.97%) C
7 101 (5.77%) C++
8 97 (5.54%) PHP
9 51 (2.91%) PowerShell
10 47 (2.69%) TypeScript
11 43 (2.46%) T-SQL
12 41 (2.34%) MATLAB
13 37 (2.11%) Go
14 35 (2.00%) Bash Shell
15 32 (1.83%) PL/SQL
16 22 (1.26%) ES6
16 22 (1.26%) Java 8
16 22 (1.26%) R
17 19 (1.09%) Ruby
17 19 (1.09%) Scala
Qualifications
1 331 (18.91%) Degree
2 264 (15.09%) Security Cleared
3 169 (9.66%) SC Cleared
4 75 (4.29%) Computer Science Degree
5 44 (2.51%) Master's Degree
6 40 (2.29%) DV Cleared
7 31 (1.77%) PhD
8 30 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
9 25 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
10 16 (0.91%) CISSP
11 15 (0.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 14 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
13 12 (0.69%) CCNA
14 11 (0.63%) MCSA
15 10 (0.57%) CEH
15 10 (0.57%) MCSE
16 9 (0.51%) Chartered Engineer
16 9 (0.51%) CIPD
16 9 (0.51%) ISTQB
17 8 (0.46%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (3.89%) QA
2 62 (3.54%) SLA
3 50 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 40 (2.29%) PMO
5 37 (2.11%) Accessibility
6 28 (1.60%) GDPR
6 28 (1.60%) PCI DSS
7 18 (1.03%) ECSS
7 18 (1.03%) MISRA
7 18 (1.03%) MISRA C
8 17 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 15 (0.86%) Data Quality
10 12 (0.69%) IEC 61131
11 10 (0.57%) Def Stans
12 8 (0.46%) COBIT
12 8 (0.46%) ISO 9001
13 6 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
13 6 (0.34%) IEC 61508
13 6 (0.34%) JSP 440
14 5 (0.29%) NIST
System Software
1 123 (7.03%) Docker
2 97 (5.54%) Active Directory
3 37 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (0.97%) vSphere
5 16 (0.91%) Hyper-V
6 10 (0.57%) VMware NSX
6 10 (0.57%) XenApp
6 10 (0.57%) XenDesktop
7 8 (0.46%) Apache Flume
7 8 (0.46%) BitLocker
7 8 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.34%) Firmware
9 4 (0.23%) Shibboleth
9 4 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.11%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 2 (0.11%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 71 (4.06%) Kubernetes
2 55 (3.14%) Terraform
3 48 (2.74%) Ansible
4 19 (1.09%) Grafana
4 19 (1.09%) Graphite
4 19 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
4 19 (1.09%) Prometheus
5 18 (1.03%) SCCM
6 15 (0.86%) Puppet
7 9 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (0.46%) Jamf Pro
9 5 (0.29%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 5 (0.29%) EnCase
9 5 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (0.23%) BMC PATROL
10 4 (0.23%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.17%) vCenter Server
12 2 (0.11%) FlexNet
12 2 (0.11%) Nmap
Vendors
1 333 (19.03%) Microsoft
2 114 (6.51%) Oracle
3 84 (4.80%) VMware
4 71 (4.06%) SAP
5 44 (2.51%) Citrix
6 42 (2.40%) Google
7 40 (2.29%) Cisco
8 36 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
9 35 (2.00%) Apple
10 32 (1.83%) IBM
11 31 (1.77%) Splunk
12 28 (1.60%) PagerDuty
13 19 (1.09%) OpenAI
14 17 (0.97%) Databricks
15 14 (0.80%) Talend
16 13 (0.74%) Instagram
16 13 (0.74%) ServiceNow
17 12 (0.69%) McAfee
17 12 (0.69%) Symantec
18 10 (0.57%) NetApp