Period
to 23 July 2021

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

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
23 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 13,398 7,985 19,808
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 22.67% 20.17% 23.83%
As % of the General category 43.38% 41.44% 45.44%
Number of salaries quoted 8,257 6,064 14,247
10th Percentile £25,500 £26,000 £24,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
75th Percentile £58,750 £58,750 £57,500
90th Percentile £73,350 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £49,000
% change year-on-year +1.94% +5.10% +3.16%

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 30,888 19,271 43,589
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 52.27% 48.67% 52.44%
Number of salaries quoted 19,834 14,733 32,114
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,026 £71,250
UK median annual salary £56,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +1.82% +4.76% +5.00%

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 23 July 2021.

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 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
South East +1 3,883 £50,000 +5.26% 851
North of England +1 3,006 £44,500 -1.11% 1,118
Midlands +1 2,293 £45,000 - 663
South West +1 1,750 £42,500 -5.56% 449
North West +2 1,564 £45,000 -5.26% 573
West Midlands +2 1,531 £47,500 +5.56% 421
Yorkshire -1 1,196 £43,000 +1.18% 391
East of England 0 1,172 £45,000 - 456
Scotland +1 888 £47,500 +5.56% 227
East Midlands 0 752 £42,000 -6.67% 240
Wales +5 328 £40,180 -8.68% 93
North East -3 247 £36,250 -9.38% 154
Northern Ireland -6 113 £40,000 +23.08% 34
Isle of Man +1 28 £42,500 -10.53% 1
Channel Islands +13 9 £65,000 +120.34%
South Coast 0 4 £80,000 -
Social Skills
UK

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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Social Skills.

1 3,923 (29.28%) Agile Software Development
2 3,399 (25.37%) Problem-Solving
3 2,949 (22.01%) Microsoft
4 2,365 (17.65%) SQL
5 2,164 (16.15%) Degree
6 2,049 (15.29%) Finance
7 2,038 (15.21%) Analytical Skills
8 1,985 (14.82%) Azure
9 1,711 (12.77%) Windows
10 1,577 (11.77%) Project Management
11 1,519 (11.34%) JavaScript
12 1,333 (9.95%) C#
13 1,290 (9.63%) AWS
14 1,245 (9.29%) Scrum
15 1,233 (9.20%) Java
16 1,230 (9.18%) DevOps
17 1,180 (8.81%) Microsoft 365
18 1,173 (8.76%) Software Engineering
19 1,167 (8.71%) .NET
20 1,146 (8.55%) SQL Server
21 1,095 (8.17%) Linux
22 1,092 (8.15%) Python
23 1,084 (8.09%) Mentoring
24 1,072 (8.00%) ITIL
25 1,056 (7.88%) Microsoft Office
26 1,039 (7.75%) Stakeholder Management
27 1,036 (7.73%) Self-Motivation
28 1,028 (7.67%) Security Cleared
29 1,018 (7.60%) Retail
30 988 (7.37%) Analytics

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
1 373 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 216 (1.61%) MS Exchange
3 178 (1.33%) Confluence
4 176 (1.31%) CMS
5 136 (1.02%) WordPress
6 129 (0.96%) Apache
7 122 (0.91%) IIS
8 111 (0.83%) SAS
9 102 (0.76%) Apache Spark
10 85 (0.63%) WebLogic
11 69 (0.52%) nginx
12 68 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
13 62 (0.46%) Tomcat
14 49 (0.37%) Skype for Business
15 42 (0.31%) Apache Solr
16 39 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
17 33 (0.25%) Umbraco
18 31 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 30 (0.22%) OpenStack
20 24 (0.18%) JBoss
Applications
1 1,056 (7.88%) Microsoft Office
2 778 (5.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 332 (2.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 174 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
5 123 (0.92%) MS Visio
6 74 (0.55%) Simulink
7 56 (0.42%) Photoshop
8 55 (0.41%) Sketch
9 47 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
10 40 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
11 35 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 34 (0.25%) InVision
13 32 (0.24%) Figma
14 24 (0.18%) AutoCAD
15 19 (0.14%) Stateflow
16 18 (0.13%) InDesign
17 15 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
18 13 (0.097%) Zemax
19 9 (0.067%) Adobe Premiere
19 9 (0.067%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 100 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 63 (0.47%) NetSuite
3 61 (0.46%) Magento
4 60 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
5 53 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
6 51 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
7 47 (0.35%) Shopify
8 44 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
9 41 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
10 30 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
11 25 (0.19%) SAP HR
12 24 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
13 23 (0.17%) Maximo
13 23 (0.17%) SAP ERP
14 20 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
14 20 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
14 20 (0.15%) SAP MM
15 19 (0.14%) Oracle Assets
15 19 (0.14%) SAP FI
15 19 (0.14%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1,985 (14.82%) Azure
2 1,290 (9.63%) AWS
3 1,180 (8.81%) Microsoft 365
4 647 (4.83%) SaaS
5 603 (4.50%) Power Platform
6 317 (2.37%) Serverless
7 297 (2.22%) GCP
8 284 (2.12%) GitHub
9 220 (1.64%) Dynamics 365
10 185 (1.38%) PaaS
11 167 (1.25%) IaaS
12 147 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
13 128 (0.96%) PowerApps
14 127 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
15 90 (0.67%) Power Automate
16 89 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
17 87 (0.65%) Google Analytics
18 85 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
19 79 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
20 77 (0.57%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 667 (4.98%) Firewall
2 367 (2.74%) DNS
3 300 (2.24%) WAN
4 298 (2.22%) Internet
5 296 (2.21%) LAN
6 292 (2.18%) TCP/IP
7 288 (2.15%) VPN
8 249 (1.86%) DHCP
9 196 (1.46%) Wireless
10 168 (1.25%) VLAN
11 156 (1.16%) VoIP
12 141 (1.05%) SAN
13 138 (1.03%) Network Security
14 137 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
15 114 (0.85%) Broadband
16 105 (0.78%) MPLS
17 89 (0.66%) HTTP
18 83 (0.62%) Ethernet
18 83 (0.62%) WLAN
19 81 (0.60%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,146 (8.55%) SQL Server
2 528 (3.94%) Power BI
3 467 (3.49%) MySQL
4 390 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
5 344 (2.57%) Big Data
6 341 (2.55%) Relational Database
7 252 (1.88%) NoSQL
8 244 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 194 (1.45%) Oracle Database
9 194 (1.45%) Tableau
10 190 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 174 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
12 151 (1.13%) Data Lake
13 148 (1.10%) MongoDB
14 121 (0.90%) RDBMS
15 109 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 94 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
16 94 (0.70%) Hadoop
17 83 (0.62%) Redis
18 80 (0.60%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 696 (5.19%) Git (software)
2 665 (4.96%) JIRA
3 490 (3.66%) Jenkins
4 261 (1.95%) Selenium
5 221 (1.65%) Visual Studio
6 133 (0.99%) Subversion
7 118 (0.88%) Cucumber
8 107 (0.80%) GitLab
9 84 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
10 83 (0.62%) Postman
11 81 (0.60%) webpack
12 76 (0.57%) SpecFlow
13 70 (0.52%) WebDriver
14 66 (0.49%) TeamCity
15 63 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 63 (0.47%) Bitbucket
15 63 (0.47%) JMeter
16 60 (0.45%) Rational DOORS
17 51 (0.38%) gulp
18 50 (0.37%) Maven
General
1 2,049 (15.29%) Finance
2 2,038 (15.21%) Analytical Skills
3 1,018 (7.60%) Retail
4 922 (6.88%) Organisational Skills
5 802 (5.99%) Marketing
6 685 (5.11%) Presentation Skills
7 519 (3.87%) Telecoms
8 469 (3.50%) Public Sector
9 463 (3.46%) Influencing Skills
10 431 (3.22%) Law
11 411 (3.07%) Legal
12 380 (2.84%) Manufacturing
13 372 (2.78%) Games
14 282 (2.10%) Banking
15 271 (2.02%) Pharmaceutical
16 246 (1.84%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 213 (1.59%) Electronics
18 209 (1.56%) Documentation Skills
19 180 (1.34%) Automotive
20 97 (0.72%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2,263 (16.89%) Developer
2 2,021 (15.08%) Analyst
3 623 (4.65%) Project Manager
4 608 (4.54%) Architect
5 587 (4.38%) Software Engineer
6 535 (3.99%) Consultant
7 452 (3.37%) Business Analyst
8 448 (3.34%) Support Engineer
9 417 (3.11%) Support Analyst
10 411 (3.07%) IT Support
11 400 (2.99%) Senior Developer
12 321 (2.40%) IT Manager
13 301 (2.25%) Java Developer
14 297 (2.22%) Junior
15 294 (2.19%) Software Developer
16 284 (2.12%) IT Analyst
17 258 (1.93%) Service Analyst
18 252 (1.88%) Administrator
19 245 (1.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
20 223 (1.66%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,167 (8.71%) .NET
2 970 (7.24%) HTML
3 905 (6.75%) CSS
4 699 (5.22%) React
5 559 (4.17%) AngularJS
6 557 (4.16%) REST
7 391 (2.92%) Node.js
8 355 (2.65%) Web Services
9 338 (2.52%) RESTful
10 315 (2.35%) .NET Framework
11 308 (2.30%) .NET Core
12 303 (2.26%) ASP.NET
13 295 (2.20%) Spring
14 293 (2.19%) jQuery
15 282 (2.10%) HTML5
16 276 (2.06%) XML
17 258 (1.93%) SOAP
18 248 (1.85%) Middleware
19 219 (1.63%) GraphQL
20 183 (1.37%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 1,036 (7.73%) Self-Motivation
2 768 (5.73%) Management Information System
3 726 (5.42%) User Experience
4 318 (2.37%) Driving Licence
5 310 (2.31%) Mobile App
6 285 (2.13%) Algorithms
7 254 (1.90%) Data Centre
8 202 (1.51%) Greenfield Project
9 201 (1.50%) Life Science
10 198 (1.48%) Data Structures
11 165 (1.23%) Social Media
12 158 (1.18%) Public Cloud
13 134 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
14 125 (0.93%) Renewable Energy
14 125 (0.93%) Virtual Team
15 91 (0.68%) NHS
16 75 (0.56%) Legacy Systems
17 73 (0.54%) iPhone
18 69 (0.52%) Analytical Mindset
19 68 (0.51%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 1,711 (12.77%) Windows
2 1,095 (8.17%) Linux
3 554 (4.13%) Windows Server
4 434 (3.24%) Windows 10
5 332 (2.48%) Android
6 242 (1.81%) Unix
7 191 (1.43%) Apple iOS
8 168 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 132 (0.99%) Windows Server 2016
10 117 (0.87%) Windows 7
11 104 (0.78%) Windows Server 2019
12 89 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
13 80 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 54 (0.40%) Ubuntu
15 51 (0.38%) Windows 8
16 48 (0.36%) Mac OS
16 48 (0.36%) Solaris
17 46 (0.34%) CentOS
18 43 (0.32%) Embedded Linux
19 34 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,923 (29.28%) Agile Software Development
2 3,399 (25.37%) Problem-Solving
3 1,577 (11.77%) Project Management
4 1,245 (9.29%) Scrum
5 1,230 (9.18%) DevOps
6 1,173 (8.76%) Software Engineering
7 1,084 (8.09%) Mentoring
8 1,072 (8.00%) ITIL
9 1,039 (7.75%) Stakeholder Management
10 988 (7.37%) Analytics
11 963 (7.19%) Business Intelligence
12 950 (7.09%) Computer Science
13 908 (6.78%) Time Management
14 820 (6.12%) Continuous Improvement
15 788 (5.88%) Service Delivery
16 771 (5.75%) Test Automation
17 763 (5.69%) Decision-Making
18 759 (5.67%) Line Management
19 736 (5.49%) SDLC
20 724 (5.40%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 2,365 (17.65%) SQL
2 1,519 (11.34%) JavaScript
3 1,333 (9.95%) C#
4 1,233 (9.20%) Java
5 1,092 (8.15%) Python
6 624 (4.66%) C
7 515 (3.84%) PHP
8 464 (3.46%) C++
9 462 (3.45%) PowerShell
10 314 (2.34%) TypeScript
11 301 (2.25%) T-SQL
12 204 (1.52%) Bash Shell
12 204 (1.52%) PL/SQL
13 178 (1.33%) Java 8
14 121 (0.90%) R
15 115 (0.86%) Ruby
16 107 (0.80%) Go
17 87 (0.65%) MATLAB
18 84 (0.63%) VB.NET
19 73 (0.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 2,164 (16.15%) Degree
2 1,028 (7.67%) Security Cleared
3 694 (5.18%) SC Cleared
4 417 (3.11%) Computer Science Degree
5 269 (2.01%) Microsoft Certification
6 186 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
7 181 (1.35%) CISSP
8 144 (1.07%) Master's Degree
9 128 (0.96%) CISM
10 121 (0.90%) PhD
11 117 (0.87%) CCNA
12 104 (0.78%) CCNP
13 101 (0.75%) MCSE
14 100 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
15 83 (0.62%) ISEB
16 81 (0.60%) DV Cleared
17 76 (0.57%) DBS Check
18 74 (0.55%) PMI Certification
19 73 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 71 (0.53%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 800 (5.97%) SLA
2 678 (5.06%) QA
3 393 (2.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 373 (2.78%) GDPR
5 205 (1.53%) Data Quality
6 193 (1.44%) PMO
7 143 (1.07%) NIST
8 139 (1.04%) Accessibility
9 122 (0.91%) Cyber Essentials
10 107 (0.80%) PCI DSS
11 65 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 55 (0.41%) COBIT
12 55 (0.41%) ISO 9001
13 49 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 45 (0.34%) Good Clinical Practice
15 44 (0.33%) GRC
16 32 (0.24%) NCSC
17 30 (0.22%) CDISC
18 28 (0.21%) MISRA
19 26 (0.19%) BS25999
System Software
1 965 (7.20%) Active Directory
2 734 (5.48%) Docker
3 383 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 285 (2.13%) Hyper-V
5 108 (0.81%) Firmware
6 83 (0.62%) vSphere
7 67 (0.50%) XenApp
8 63 (0.47%) XenDesktop
9 62 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
10 43 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
11 42 (0.31%) Terminal Server
12 30 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
13 28 (0.21%) VMware NSX
14 26 (0.19%) RHEV
15 24 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
16 18 (0.13%) BitLocker
17 16 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
18 11 (0.082%) Terminal Services
19 10 (0.075%) NFS
20 9 (0.067%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 500 (3.73%) Kubernetes
2 458 (3.42%) Terraform
3 286 (2.13%) Ansible
4 202 (1.51%) SCCM
5 120 (0.90%) Puppet
6 111 (0.83%) Microsoft Intune
7 79 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
8 73 (0.54%) Grafana
9 50 (0.37%) Graphite
9 50 (0.37%) Prometheus
10 47 (0.35%) WSUS
11 31 (0.23%) Packer
11 31 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
12 30 (0.22%) Consul
13 27 (0.20%) Jamf Pro
14 25 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
15 22 (0.16%) ZABBIX
16 20 (0.15%) Kibana
17 18 (0.13%) BMC PATROL
17 18 (0.13%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 2,949 (22.01%) Microsoft
2 759 (5.67%) Oracle
3 623 (4.65%) VMware
4 462 (3.45%) SAP
5 391 (2.92%) Cisco
6 386 (2.88%) Google
7 293 (2.19%) Citrix
8 258 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
9 191 (1.43%) ServiceNow
10 167 (1.25%) Adobe
11 129 (0.96%) IBM
12 111 (0.83%) Apple
13 106 (0.79%) Veeam
14 102 (0.76%) HP
15 100 (0.75%) Splunk
16 99 (0.74%) Meraki
17 77 (0.57%) EMC
18 76 (0.57%) Atlassian
19 72 (0.54%) Juniper
20 71 (0.53%) JD Edwards