Period
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The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. 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)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
15 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 2 3 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 19,605 13,752 6,782
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 25.93% 23.06% 19.65%
As % of the General category 39.94% 43.10% 40.72%
Number of salaries quoted 10,151 8,476 5,131
10th Percentile £26,989 £25,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £35,000 £32,626 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.78% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £71,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +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 UK excluding London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 49,082 31,904 16,657
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 64.93% 53.50% 48.25%
Number of salaries quoted 26,003 20,320 12,709
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £28,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £35,891
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,638 £72,500
UK 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 UK excluding London

Job postings citing Social Skills as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Social Skills in the UK excluding London

Social Skills
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Social Skills in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Social Skills in the UK excluding London

Social Skills
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Social Skills in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 15 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Social Skills in the UK excluding London

Social Skills
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Social Skills within the UK excluding London 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
South East +1 5,363 £50,000 - 645
North of England +2 4,426 £47,500 +5.56% 817
Midlands 0 3,372 £47,000 +4.44% 638
East of England 0 2,480 £47,500 +11.76% 426
West Midlands 0 2,437 £47,000 -1.05% 407
North West -1 2,278 £47,500 +5.56% 424
South West 0 1,882 £45,000 +1.12% 420
Yorkshire +3 1,857 £50,000 +16.28% 281
Scotland +1 1,490 £52,500 +10.53% 257
East Midlands +1 922 £45,000 +8.43% 229
Wales +2 527 £50,000 +25.00% 67
North East +2 298 £42,500 +21.43% 113
Northern Ireland -1 177 £48,750 +9.55% 25
Channel Islands -6 21 £84,000 +29.23%
Isle of Man +1 6 £60,000 +41.18% 1
South Coast 0 1 £45,000 -43.75%
Social Skills
UK

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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Social Skills.

1 6,353 (32.40%) Agile
2 4,633 (23.63%) Degree
3 4,594 (23.43%) Problem-Solving
4 4,545 (23.18%) Microsoft
5 4,180 (21.32%) Finance
6 3,724 (19.00%) Azure
7 3,645 (18.59%) Analytical Skills
8 3,543 (18.07%) SQL
9 2,867 (14.62%) Project Management
10 2,487 (12.69%) Software Engineering
11 2,424 (12.36%) JavaScript
12 2,267 (11.56%) .NET
13 2,204 (11.24%) HTML
14 2,093 (10.68%) Windows
15 2,077 (10.59%) DevOps
16 2,002 (10.21%) CSS
17 1,950 (9.95%) C#
18 1,920 (9.79%) Java
19 1,914 (9.76%) SQL Server
20 1,819 (9.28%) Computer Science
21 1,792 (9.14%) Mentoring
22 1,774 (9.05%) AWS
23 1,768 (9.02%) Git (software)
23 1,768 (9.02%) Python
24 1,695 (8.65%) ITIL
25 1,679 (8.56%) Microsoft Office
26 1,659 (8.46%) Marketing
27 1,636 (8.34%) Stakeholder Management
28 1,633 (8.33%) Analytics
29 1,612 (8.22%) Continuous Improvement

Social Skills
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 736 (3.75%) SharePoint
2 374 (1.91%) Confluence
3 341 (1.74%) SAS
4 266 (1.36%) MS Exchange
5 231 (1.18%) Umbraco
6 160 (0.82%) CMS
7 151 (0.77%) Apache
8 117 (0.60%) Apache Spark
9 77 (0.39%) Skype for Business
10 70 (0.36%) ArcGIS
11 69 (0.35%) IIS
12 54 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
13 52 (0.27%) WebLogic
13 52 (0.27%) WordPress
14 48 (0.24%) WebSphere
15 44 (0.22%) Tomcat
16 39 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
17 37 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
18 34 (0.17%) Drupal
19 33 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1,679 (8.56%) Microsoft Office
2 1,195 (6.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 510 (2.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 363 (1.85%) Microsoft Project
5 312 (1.59%) MS Visio
6 132 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
7 125 (0.64%) Simulink
8 91 (0.46%) Photoshop
9 90 (0.46%) Sketch
10 83 (0.42%) CATIA
11 53 (0.27%) InVision
12 41 (0.21%) Zeplin
13 37 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 25 (0.13%) Adobe XD
15 23 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
16 17 (0.087%) OmniGraffle
17 11 (0.056%) Adobe Captivate
18 10 (0.051%) InDesign
19 9 (0.046%) SOLIDWORKS
20 7 (0.036%) Maya
Business Applications
1 126 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 86 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
3 60 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
4 54 (0.28%) JDE OneWorld
4 54 (0.28%) NetSuite
5 46 (0.23%) Academy Housing
6 44 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
7 43 (0.22%) Teamcenter
8 37 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
9 36 (0.18%) iTrent
9 36 (0.18%) WebTrends
10 35 (0.18%) SessionCam
11 30 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
12 29 (0.15%) Magento
13 28 (0.14%) SAP MDG
14 24 (0.12%) Primavera
14 24 (0.12%) SAP ERP
15 23 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
16 21 (0.11%) SAP Retail
16 21 (0.11%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 3,724 (19.00%) Azure
2 1,774 (9.05%) AWS
3 1,465 (7.47%) Microsoft 365
4 1,098 (5.60%) Power Platform
5 835 (4.26%) Azure DevOps
6 829 (4.23%) SaaS
7 684 (3.49%) Serverless
8 479 (2.44%) Azure Functions
9 467 (2.38%) Azure Service Bus
10 421 (2.15%) GCP
11 326 (1.66%) GitHub
12 322 (1.64%) PaaS
13 232 (1.18%) IaaS
14 229 (1.17%) Dynamics 365
15 224 (1.14%) OpenShift
16 216 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
17 142 (0.72%) AWS Lambda
18 136 (0.69%) Google Analytics
19 133 (0.68%) PowerApps
20 123 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 803 (4.10%) Firewall
2 552 (2.82%) HTTP
3 491 (2.50%) DNS
4 451 (2.30%) SSL
5 448 (2.29%) WAN
6 407 (2.08%) LAN
7 396 (2.02%) DHCP
8 392 (2.00%) TCP/IP
9 320 (1.63%) VPN
10 304 (1.55%) Wireless
11 271 (1.38%) Internet
12 247 (1.26%) Wi-Fi
13 180 (0.92%) Network Security
14 161 (0.82%) VLAN
15 158 (0.81%) VoIP
16 130 (0.66%) SAN
17 120 (0.61%) MPLS
18 113 (0.58%) Broadband
18 113 (0.58%) SD-WAN
19 98 (0.50%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,914 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 881 (4.49%) Power BI
3 702 (3.58%) NoSQL
4 477 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
5 440 (2.24%) Relational Database
6 388 (1.98%) MySQL
7 326 (1.66%) Tableau
8 284 (1.45%) Big Data
9 275 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
10 240 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 200 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 174 (0.89%) Oracle Database
13 156 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
14 145 (0.74%) Data Lake
15 134 (0.68%) Hadoop
16 115 (0.59%) MongoDB
17 114 (0.58%) RDBMS
18 97 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
19 85 (0.43%) GIS
20 82 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 1,768 (9.02%) Git (software)
2 1,026 (5.23%) JIRA
3 574 (2.93%) Jenkins
4 489 (2.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 356 (1.82%) Selenium
6 206 (1.05%) GitLab
7 178 (0.91%) Visual Studio
8 173 (0.88%) Cucumber
9 169 (0.86%) Rational DOORS
10 139 (0.71%) Postman
11 127 (0.65%) Maven
12 111 (0.57%) Subversion
13 105 (0.54%) WebDriver
14 102 (0.52%) JMeter
15 98 (0.50%) Bitbucket
16 93 (0.47%) JUnit
17 88 (0.45%) Rational Rhapsody
18 84 (0.43%) Cypress.io
19 80 (0.41%) Artifactory
20 69 (0.35%) webpack
General
1 4,180 (21.32%) Finance
2 3,645 (18.59%) Analytical Skills
3 1,659 (8.46%) Marketing
4 1,420 (7.24%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 1,317 (6.72%) Presentation Skills
6 1,207 (6.16%) Organisational Skills
7 1,194 (6.09%) Legal
8 1,140 (5.81%) Influencing Skills
9 1,126 (5.74%) Retail
10 1,110 (5.66%) Automotive
11 967 (4.93%) Manufacturing
12 846 (4.32%) Law
13 806 (4.11%) Public Sector
14 647 (3.30%) Banking
15 554 (2.83%) Telecoms
16 442 (2.25%) Pharmaceutical
17 398 (2.03%) Electronics
18 364 (1.86%) Games
19 239 (1.22%) Advertising
20 234 (1.19%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2,985 (15.23%) Analyst
2 2,346 (11.97%) Developer
3 1,467 (7.48%) Software Engineer
4 1,043 (5.32%) Project Manager
5 827 (4.22%) Architect
6 746 (3.81%) Graduate
7 641 (3.27%) Business Analyst
8 625 (3.19%) Consultant
9 545 (2.78%) .NET Developer
10 511 (2.61%) Senior Manager
11 492 (2.51%) Support Engineer
12 484 (2.47%) Senior Developer
13 450 (2.30%) Software Developer
14 449 (2.29%) IT Manager
15 434 (2.21%) Support Analyst
16 423 (2.16%) IT Support
17 381 (1.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 353 (1.80%) Solutions Architect
19 347 (1.77%) Senior Analyst
20 330 (1.68%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,267 (11.56%) .NET
2 2,204 (11.24%) HTML
3 2,002 (10.21%) CSS
4 1,322 (6.74%) React
5 1,146 (5.85%) AngularJS
6 909 (4.64%) Node.js
7 833 (4.25%) ASP.NET
8 819 (4.18%) .NET Framework
9 720 (3.67%) jQuery
10 668 (3.41%) .NET Core
11 589 (3.00%) Entity Framework
12 543 (2.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 430 (2.19%) REST
14 418 (2.13%) Web Services
15 410 (2.09%) Ruby on Rails
16 385 (1.96%) Angular 2
17 331 (1.69%) HTML5
18 326 (1.66%) RESTful
19 323 (1.65%) XML
20 303 (1.55%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1,507 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
2 1,141 (5.82%) Management Information System
3 999 (5.10%) User Experience
4 517 (2.64%) Driving Licence
5 448 (2.29%) Life Science
6 412 (2.10%) Virtual Team
7 371 (1.89%) Mobile App
8 333 (1.70%) Data Centre
9 321 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
10 263 (1.34%) Social Media
11 261 (1.33%) Algorithms
12 250 (1.28%) IoT
13 204 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
14 198 (1.01%) Data Structures
15 197 (1.00%) Cyberattack
16 196 (1.00%) Public Cloud
17 176 (0.90%) NHS
18 172 (0.88%) Cloud Native
19 167 (0.85%) Cyber Defence
20 159 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 2,093 (10.68%) Windows
2 1,284 (6.55%) Linux
3 705 (3.60%) Windows Server
4 695 (3.55%) Apple iOS
5 683 (3.48%) Android
6 493 (2.51%) Unix
7 418 (2.13%) Windows 10
8 243 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
9 173 (0.88%) Windows Server 2016
10 144 (0.73%) Windows Server 2019
11 113 (0.58%) Mac OS
12 97 (0.49%) Ubuntu
13 91 (0.46%) Windows 7
14 90 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 81 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
16 73 (0.37%) VMS
17 64 (0.33%) AIX
18 62 (0.32%) CentOS
19 44 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
20 42 (0.21%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,353 (32.40%) Agile
2 4,594 (23.43%) Problem-Solving
3 2,867 (14.62%) Project Management
4 2,487 (12.69%) Software Engineering
5 2,077 (10.59%) DevOps
6 1,819 (9.28%) Computer Science
7 1,792 (9.14%) Mentoring
8 1,695 (8.65%) ITIL
9 1,636 (8.34%) Stakeholder Management
10 1,633 (8.33%) Analytics
11 1,612 (8.22%) Continuous Improvement
12 1,560 (7.96%) Scrum
13 1,522 (7.76%) Project Delivery
14 1,401 (7.15%) MVC
15 1,295 (6.61%) Test Automation
16 1,229 (6.27%) Decision-Making
17 1,206 (6.15%) Coaching
18 1,173 (5.98%) Business Intelligence
19 1,162 (5.93%) CI/CD
20 1,158 (5.91%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3,543 (18.07%) SQL
2 2,424 (12.36%) JavaScript
3 1,950 (9.95%) C#
4 1,920 (9.79%) Java
5 1,768 (9.02%) Python
6 805 (4.11%) C
7 539 (2.75%) Ruby
8 534 (2.72%) Go
9 514 (2.62%) C++
10 502 (2.56%) PowerShell
11 470 (2.40%) TypeScript
12 346 (1.76%) PHP
13 332 (1.69%) R
14 302 (1.54%) T-SQL
15 236 (1.20%) MATLAB
16 228 (1.16%) Bash
17 207 (1.06%) Shell Script
18 191 (0.97%) Perl
19 158 (0.81%) PL/SQL
20 130 (0.66%) ES6
Qualifications
1 4,633 (23.63%) Degree
2 1,362 (6.95%) Security Cleared
3 799 (4.08%) SC Cleared
4 755 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
5 401 (2.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 241 (1.23%) DV Cleared
7 240 (1.22%) PhD
8 238 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
9 224 (1.14%) PMI Certification
10 220 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
11 214 (1.09%) CISSP
12 212 (1.08%) Master's Degree
13 172 (0.88%) PMP
14 168 (0.86%) ISTQB
15 147 (0.75%) Numerate Degree
16 145 (0.74%) CCNA
17 140 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 138 (0.70%) DBS Check
19 135 (0.69%) CCNP
20 125 (0.64%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,200 (6.12%) QA
2 804 (4.10%) SLA
3 419 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 330 (1.68%) PMO
5 326 (1.66%) GDPR
6 279 (1.42%) Data Quality
7 261 (1.33%) Cyber Essentials
8 216 (1.10%) Good Clinical Practice
9 187 (0.95%) Accessibility
10 181 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 175 (0.89%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 147 (0.75%) Automotive SPICE
13 128 (0.65%) NIST
14 114 (0.58%) 21 CFR Part 11
15 88 (0.45%) PCI DSS
16 85 (0.43%) MISRA
17 64 (0.33%) COBIT
18 63 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
19 62 (0.32%) GLP
20 61 (0.31%) CDISC
System Software
1 1,167 (5.95%) Active Directory
2 1,133 (5.78%) Docker
3 438 (2.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 226 (1.15%) Hyper-V
5 111 (0.57%) Firmware
6 109 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
7 99 (0.50%) vSphere
8 63 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
9 62 (0.32%) XenApp
10 53 (0.27%) XenDesktop
11 50 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
12 30 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
13 27 (0.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 27 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
14 24 (0.12%) Terminal Server
14 24 (0.12%) Terminal Services
15 21 (0.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 17 (0.087%) BitLocker
17 15 (0.077%) VMware Workstation
18 14 (0.071%) Lustre
Systems Management
1 793 (4.04%) Terraform
2 670 (3.42%) Kubernetes
3 282 (1.44%) Ansible
4 267 (1.36%) SCCM
5 183 (0.93%) Microsoft Intune
6 78 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
7 60 (0.31%) WSUS
8 59 (0.30%) Puppet
9 54 (0.28%) HP ALM
10 50 (0.26%) SCOM
10 50 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
11 41 (0.21%) Grafana
12 38 (0.19%) FortiGate
12 38 (0.19%) vCenter Server
13 32 (0.16%) Prometheus
14 31 (0.16%) Kibana
15 30 (0.15%) Oracle RMAN
16 28 (0.14%) Data Guard
17 27 (0.14%) Jamf Pro
17 27 (0.14%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 4,545 (23.18%) Microsoft
2 837 (4.27%) Oracle
3 629 (3.21%) VMware
4 557 (2.84%) Cisco
5 522 (2.66%) SAP
6 474 (2.42%) Xamarin
7 465 (2.37%) Salesforce.com
8 450 (2.30%) Google
9 326 (1.66%) Adobe
10 296 (1.51%) IBM
11 284 (1.45%) Citrix
12 245 (1.25%) Apple
13 232 (1.18%) ServiceNow
14 171 (0.87%) HP
15 166 (0.85%) FIS
16 144 (0.73%) Palo Alto
17 138 (0.70%) Facebook
18 130 (0.66%) ANSYS
18 130 (0.66%) Bloomberg
19 126 (0.64%) Red Hat