Period
to 17 May 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 17 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
17 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 3 3
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 10,146 11,253 19,970
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 20.40% 21.06% 24.15%
As % of the General category 41.59% 42.13% 46.17%
Number of salaries quoted 6,964 8,527 14,316
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,215 £24,015
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 £59,250 £56,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £67,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% 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 UK excluding London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 24,398 26,708 43,257
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 49.05% 49.99% 52.32%
Number of salaries quoted 17,119 20,283 31,914
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £35,750 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
75th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £73,750 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +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 17 May 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 17 May 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 2,856 £47,500 - 599
North of England -1 2,407 £43,500 -1.14% 638
Midlands -1 1,636 £45,000 - 416
South West 0 1,382 £42,500 - 262
North West -1 1,179 £45,000 - 337
West Midlands -3 1,100 £45,000 -3.23% 245
Yorkshire -1 1,024 £45,000 +4.65% 217
East of England 0 854 £47,500 +5.56% 293
Scotland +1 739 £46,280 +2.84% 163
East Midlands -2 528 £42,500 -5.56% 165
Wales +7 225 £40,500 -4.71% 58
North East -3 204 £38,000 +1.33% 84
Northern Ireland -12 62 £40,000 - 11
Isle of Man -5 23 - -
Channel Islands +11 9 £65,000 +120.34%
Social Skills
UK

For the 6 months to 17 May 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 2,846 (28.05%) Agile Software Development
2 2,349 (23.15%) Problem-Solving
3 2,193 (21.61%) Microsoft
4 1,719 (16.94%) SQL
5 1,624 (16.01%) Finance
6 1,597 (15.74%) Azure
7 1,591 (15.68%) Windows
8 1,586 (15.63%) Degree
9 1,522 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
10 1,259 (12.41%) JavaScript
11 1,254 (12.36%) Project Management
12 1,073 (10.58%) C#
13 1,000 (9.86%) DevOps
14 997 (9.83%) Microsoft 365
15 990 (9.76%) AWS
16 952 (9.38%) Linux
17 936 (9.23%) SQL Server
18 915 (9.02%) Python
19 913 (9.00%) Java
20 909 (8.96%) ITIL
21 903 (8.90%) .NET
22 901 (8.88%) Software Engineering
23 900 (8.87%) Active Directory
24 849 (8.37%) Stakeholder Management
25 843 (8.31%) HTML
26 798 (7.87%) Mentoring
27 785 (7.74%) CSS
28 760 (7.49%) Computer Science
29 744 (7.33%) Scrum
30 728 (7.18%) Microsoft Office

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
1 293 (2.89%) SharePoint
2 199 (1.96%) MS Exchange
3 149 (1.47%) CMS
4 132 (1.30%) IIS
5 127 (1.25%) Confluence
6 102 (1.01%) WordPress
7 88 (0.87%) SAS
8 87 (0.86%) Apache
9 58 (0.57%) Apache Spark
10 56 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
11 50 (0.49%) nginx
11 50 (0.49%) Umbraco
12 46 (0.45%) Tomcat
13 38 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 38 (0.37%) Skype for Business
14 33 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
15 32 (0.32%) Kentico
16 31 (0.31%) EPiServer
17 30 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
18 20 (0.20%) JBoss
Applications
1 728 (7.18%) Microsoft Office
2 584 (5.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 230 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 118 (1.16%) MS Visio
5 115 (1.13%) Microsoft Project
6 59 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
7 56 (0.55%) Photoshop
8 50 (0.49%) Simulink
9 43 (0.42%) Sketch
10 33 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
11 30 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 28 (0.28%) InVision
13 19 (0.19%) Figma
14 18 (0.18%) Stateflow
15 13 (0.13%) Adobe After Effects
15 13 (0.13%) InDesign
16 11 (0.11%) AutoCAD
17 9 (0.089%) Adobe Premiere
18 8 (0.079%) SOLIDWORKS
18 8 (0.079%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 79 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 62 (0.61%) NetSuite
3 45 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
4 39 (0.38%) Magento
5 38 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
6 35 (0.34%) Shopify
7 34 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
8 29 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
9 28 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
10 26 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
11 23 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
11 23 (0.23%) SAP Business One
12 22 (0.22%) Oracle Assets
12 22 (0.22%) SAP SD
13 17 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
14 14 (0.14%) nopCommerce
14 14 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 14 (0.14%) SAP HR
15 12 (0.12%) Hyperion Planning
15 12 (0.12%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 1,597 (15.74%) Azure
2 997 (9.83%) Microsoft 365
3 990 (9.76%) AWS
4 505 (4.98%) SaaS
5 463 (4.56%) Power Platform
6 219 (2.16%) GCP
7 154 (1.52%) Dynamics 365
7 154 (1.52%) Serverless
8 125 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
9 117 (1.15%) PaaS
10 111 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
10 111 (1.09%) GitHub
11 99 (0.98%) IaaS
12 91 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
13 76 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
14 71 (0.70%) PowerApps
15 70 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
16 66 (0.65%) Azure Data Factory
17 63 (0.62%) OpenShift
18 59 (0.58%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 567 (5.59%) Firewall
2 293 (2.89%) DNS
3 278 (2.74%) LAN
4 274 (2.70%) WAN
5 254 (2.50%) TCP/IP
6 251 (2.47%) VPN
7 216 (2.13%) Internet
8 210 (2.07%) DHCP
9 189 (1.86%) Wireless
10 154 (1.52%) VoIP
11 140 (1.38%) SAN
12 125 (1.23%) VLAN
13 122 (1.20%) Network Security
14 100 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
15 80 (0.79%) NAS
16 74 (0.73%) HTTP
17 73 (0.72%) WLAN
18 67 (0.66%) MPLS
19 65 (0.64%) Ethernet
20 61 (0.60%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 936 (9.23%) SQL Server
2 410 (4.04%) Power BI
3 344 (3.39%) MySQL
4 247 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
5 241 (2.38%) Relational Database
6 206 (2.03%) NoSQL
7 179 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 175 (1.72%) Big Data
9 159 (1.57%) Tableau
10 155 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 114 (1.12%) MongoDB
12 108 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
13 90 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
13 90 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 79 (0.78%) Data Lake
15 71 (0.70%) Oracle Database
16 69 (0.68%) GIS
17 61 (0.60%) Redis
18 59 (0.58%) RDBMS
19 52 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 627 (6.18%) Git (software)
2 478 (4.71%) JIRA
3 326 (3.21%) Jenkins
4 198 (1.95%) Selenium
5 195 (1.92%) Visual Studio
6 110 (1.08%) Subversion
7 82 (0.81%) GitLab
8 80 (0.79%) Postman
8 80 (0.79%) TeamCity
9 78 (0.77%) Cucumber
10 77 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
11 68 (0.67%) Bitbucket
12 62 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 62 (0.61%) SpecFlow
13 59 (0.58%) JMeter
14 58 (0.57%) Mercurial
15 49 (0.48%) Maven
16 48 (0.47%) Artifactory
16 48 (0.47%) WebDriver
16 48 (0.47%) webpack
General
1 1,624 (16.01%) Finance
2 1,522 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
3 660 (6.51%) Marketing
4 641 (6.32%) Presentation Skills
5 621 (6.12%) Organisational Skills
6 417 (4.11%) Retail
7 401 (3.95%) Manufacturing
8 399 (3.93%) Legal
9 393 (3.87%) Telecoms
10 383 (3.77%) Law
10 383 (3.77%) Public Sector
11 322 (3.17%) Influencing Skills
12 284 (2.80%) Pharmaceutical
13 268 (2.64%) Games
14 197 (1.94%) Electronics
15 183 (1.80%) Banking
16 181 (1.78%) Automotive
17 168 (1.66%) Documentation Skills
18 108 (1.06%) Aerospace
19 84 (0.83%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 1,681 (16.57%) Analyst
2 1,650 (16.26%) Developer
3 492 (4.85%) Architect
4 457 (4.50%) Software Engineer
5 446 (4.40%) Project Manager
6 379 (3.74%) Consultant
7 364 (3.59%) Support Engineer
8 351 (3.46%) Business Analyst
9 346 (3.41%) Support Analyst
10 328 (3.23%) Senior Developer
11 314 (3.09%) IT Support
12 280 (2.76%) Administrator
13 275 (2.71%) Software Developer
14 251 (2.47%) IT Manager
15 237 (2.34%) IT Analyst
16 230 (2.27%) DevOps Engineer
17 226 (2.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 210 (2.07%) Service Analyst
19 205 (2.02%) Junior
20 196 (1.93%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 903 (8.90%) .NET
2 843 (8.31%) HTML
3 785 (7.74%) CSS
4 468 (4.61%) React
5 414 (4.08%) AngularJS
6 340 (3.35%) REST
7 334 (3.29%) Node.js
8 293 (2.89%) ASP.NET
9 284 (2.80%) jQuery
10 276 (2.72%) .NET Framework
11 267 (2.63%) Web Services
12 266 (2.62%) RESTful
13 260 (2.56%) HTML5
14 228 (2.25%) XML
15 204 (2.01%) .NET Core
16 174 (1.71%) SOAP
17 168 (1.66%) Vue.js
18 148 (1.46%) Entity Framework
19 140 (1.38%) CSS3
20 136 (1.34%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 677 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 668 (6.58%) Self-Motivation
3 628 (6.19%) User Experience
4 276 (2.72%) Mobile App
5 205 (2.02%) Algorithms
6 202 (1.99%) Data Centre
7 189 (1.86%) Driving Licence
8 178 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
9 158 (1.56%) Life Science
10 144 (1.42%) Data Structures
11 125 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
12 110 (1.08%) Public Cloud
13 100 (0.99%) Renewable Energy
14 96 (0.95%) Social Media
15 78 (0.77%) NHS
16 69 (0.68%) e-Learning
16 69 (0.68%) iPhone
17 64 (0.63%) Analytical Mindset
18 61 (0.60%) Client/Server
19 59 (0.58%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 1,591 (15.68%) Windows
2 952 (9.38%) Linux
3 564 (5.56%) Windows Server
4 392 (3.86%) Windows 10
5 250 (2.46%) Android
6 197 (1.94%) Unix
7 177 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 147 (1.45%) Windows Server 2016
9 146 (1.44%) Apple iOS
10 98 (0.97%) Windows 7
11 89 (0.88%) Windows Server 2019
12 84 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
13 69 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 58 (0.57%) Ubuntu
15 51 (0.50%) Mac OS
16 41 (0.40%) CentOS
17 35 (0.34%) Windows 8
18 32 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
19 27 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
20 20 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,846 (28.05%) Agile Software Development
2 2,349 (23.15%) Problem-Solving
3 1,254 (12.36%) Project Management
4 1,000 (9.86%) DevOps
5 909 (8.96%) ITIL
6 901 (8.88%) Software Engineering
7 849 (8.37%) Stakeholder Management
8 798 (7.87%) Mentoring
9 760 (7.49%) Computer Science
10 744 (7.33%) Scrum
11 713 (7.03%) Business Intelligence
12 677 (6.67%) Analytics
13 659 (6.50%) Test Automation
14 617 (6.08%) Continuous Improvement
15 585 (5.77%) Time Management
16 559 (5.51%) SDLC
17 556 (5.48%) Decision-Making
18 546 (5.38%) Coaching
19 537 (5.29%) Information Security
20 464 (4.57%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1,719 (16.94%) SQL
2 1,259 (12.41%) JavaScript
3 1,073 (10.58%) C#
4 915 (9.02%) Python
5 913 (9.00%) Java
6 442 (4.36%) C
7 399 (3.93%) PHP
8 381 (3.76%) C++
9 346 (3.41%) PowerShell
10 240 (2.37%) TypeScript
11 228 (2.25%) T-SQL
12 183 (1.80%) Bash Shell
13 115 (1.13%) Go
14 96 (0.95%) Ruby
15 94 (0.93%) R
16 83 (0.82%) VB.NET
17 80 (0.79%) PL/SQL
18 66 (0.65%) MATLAB
19 62 (0.61%) VB
20 46 (0.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1,586 (15.63%) Degree
2 542 (5.34%) Security Cleared
3 356 (3.51%) SC Cleared
4 320 (3.15%) Computer Science Degree
5 217 (2.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 162 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
7 146 (1.44%) CISSP
8 99 (0.98%) Master's Degree
9 94 (0.93%) CCNA
10 89 (0.88%) PhD
11 87 (0.86%) CCNP
11 87 (0.86%) CISM
11 87 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
11 87 (0.86%) MCSE
12 71 (0.70%) DV Cleared
13 65 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 63 (0.62%) PMI Certification
15 59 (0.58%) PMP
16 58 (0.57%) DBS Check
17 56 (0.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 570 (5.62%) QA
2 505 (4.98%) SLA
3 406 (4.00%) GDPR
4 293 (2.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 148 (1.46%) PMO
6 142 (1.40%) Data Quality
7 81 (0.80%) NIST
8 73 (0.72%) PCI DSS
9 53 (0.52%) NCSC
10 50 (0.49%) COBIT
10 50 (0.49%) ISO 9001
11 45 (0.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 44 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
12 44 (0.43%) GRC
13 42 (0.41%) JSP 440
14 40 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 34 (0.34%) CDISC
16 33 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 32 (0.32%) Good Clinical Practice
18 26 (0.26%) BS25999
System Software
1 900 (8.87%) Active Directory
2 482 (4.75%) Docker
3 395 (3.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 254 (2.50%) Hyper-V
5 82 (0.81%) Firmware
6 72 (0.71%) vSphere
7 60 (0.59%) XenApp
8 58 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
9 57 (0.56%) XenDesktop
10 49 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
11 32 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
12 31 (0.31%) Terminal Server
13 29 (0.29%) BitLocker
14 26 (0.26%) VMware NSX
15 24 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
16 22 (0.22%) RHEV
17 20 (0.20%) NFS
18 17 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
19 13 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
20 11 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 344 (3.39%) Kubernetes
2 288 (2.84%) Terraform
3 248 (2.44%) Ansible
4 182 (1.79%) SCCM
5 123 (1.21%) Puppet
6 87 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
7 83 (0.82%) Microsoft Intune
8 60 (0.59%) Grafana
9 52 (0.51%) Prometheus
10 39 (0.38%) Packer
11 35 (0.34%) Graphite
12 32 (0.32%) Consul
13 30 (0.30%) WSUS
14 24 (0.24%) Rancher
15 23 (0.23%) Docker Swarm
16 21 (0.21%) Jamf Pro
16 21 (0.21%) vRealize
17 20 (0.20%) Backup Exec
18 19 (0.19%) FortiGate
18 19 (0.19%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2,193 (21.61%) Microsoft
2 625 (6.16%) VMware
3 498 (4.91%) Oracle
4 353 (3.48%) Cisco
5 332 (3.27%) SAP
6 290 (2.86%) Google
7 271 (2.67%) Citrix
8 214 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
9 137 (1.35%) IBM
9 137 (1.35%) ServiceNow
10 134 (1.32%) Adobe
11 110 (1.08%) Veeam
12 107 (1.05%) Apple
13 93 (0.92%) HP
14 79 (0.78%) Palo Alto
15 76 (0.75%) Meraki
16 75 (0.74%) Splunk
17 61 (0.60%) Juniper
18 60 (0.59%) Red Hat
19 58 (0.57%) Avaya