Period
to 24 July 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Influencing Skills in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Influencing Skills over the 6 months to 24 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Influencing Skills
UK
6 months to
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 236 340 258
Rank change year-on-year +104 -82 +12
Permanent jobs citing Influencing Skills 1,619 613 1,955
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.43% 0.87% 1.35%
As % of the General category 2.53% 1.61% 2.40%
Number of salaries quoted 923 390 1,210
10th Percentile £40,000 £38,500 £36,540
25th Percentile £45,750 £47,140 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,275 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.56% +4.17% +14.29%
75th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £76,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £97,500 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £54,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -1.82% - +10.00%

Influencing 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 with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 63,977 38,055 81,585
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 56.54% 53.76% 56.41%
Number of salaries quoted 40,523 29,689 62,125
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £56,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +1.82% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Influencing Skills
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Influencing Skills as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Influencing Skills in the UK

Influencing Skills
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Influencing Skills.

Salary trend for Influencing Skills in the UK

Influencing Skills
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Influencing Skills over the 6 months to 24 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Influencing Skills in the UK

Influencing Skills
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Influencing Skills within the UK over the 6 months to 24 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
England +87 1,371 £62,500 -3.85% 256
UK excluding London +86 908 £54,000 -1.82% 174
London +76 571 £75,000 +4.62% 99
South East +4 238 £55,000 -15.38% 37
Work from Home -102 200 £60,000 -17.24% 32
North of England +61 198 £54,000 +20.00% 50
Midlands +13 162 £52,000 -13.33% 27
Scotland +19 111 £49,500 -10.00% 12
South West -8 109 £65,000 +29.35% 21
West Midlands +8 104 £52,500 -22.22% 19
North West +18 91 £55,043 +22.32% 28
Yorkshire +1 78 £45,000 -18.18% 16
East of England +17 75 £51,250 -2.38% 18
East Midlands -20 58 £47,500 -12.65% 8
North East +4 29 £45,345 +17.02% 6
Wales -9 12 £37,000 -7.50% 8
Northern Ireland - 5 £63,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 24 July 2021, IT jobs citing Influencing 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 with a requirement for Influencing Skills.

1 817 (50.46%) Social Skills
2 649 (40.09%) Agile Software Development
3 450 (27.79%) Finance
4 336 (20.75%) Problem-Solving
5 324 (20.01%) Project Management
6 315 (19.46%) Stakeholder Management
7 311 (19.21%) Degree
8 244 (15.07%) Analytical Skills
9 235 (14.52%) Presentation Skills
10 223 (13.77%) Analytics
11 208 (12.85%) Microsoft
12 200 (12.35%) Project Delivery
13 194 (11.98%) Azure
14 189 (11.67%) Continuous Improvement
15 182 (11.24%) DevOps
16 178 (10.99%) Marketing
17 160 (9.88%) Validation
17 160 (9.88%) Mentoring
18 151 (9.33%) Business Analysis
18 151 (9.33%) SQL
19 145 (8.96%) User Experience
20 144 (8.89%) AWS
21 143 (8.83%) Coaching
22 141 (8.71%) Decision-Making
23 139 (8.59%) Business Case
24 137 (8.46%) Management Information System
25 136 (8.40%) Organisational Skills
25 136 (8.40%) SDLC
26 133 (8.21%) Scrum
26 133 (8.21%) QA

Influencing Skills
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 30 (1.85%) CMS
2 29 (1.79%) Confluence
3 23 (1.42%) SAS
4 21 (1.30%) Apache Spark
5 19 (1.17%) SharePoint
6 17 (1.05%) Drupal
7 16 (0.99%) WebSphere
8 13 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
9 9 (0.56%) Apache
9 9 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 7 (0.43%) Umbraco
12 6 (0.37%) Red Hat Fuse
13 5 (0.31%) Apache Solr
14 4 (0.25%) Headless CMS
14 4 (0.25%) Kentico
14 4 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
14 4 (0.25%) WordPress
15 3 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
15 3 (0.19%) OpenStack
Applications
1 73 (4.51%) Microsoft Office
2 66 (4.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 34 (2.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 29 (1.79%) MS Visio
5 22 (1.36%) Microsoft Project
6 12 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.31%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.25%) InVision
8 4 (0.25%) Sketch
8 4 (0.25%) SPSS
9 3 (0.19%) Adobe XD
9 3 (0.19%) Figma
10 1 (0.062%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 38 (2.35%) Oracle ERP
2 20 (1.24%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (0.74%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 11 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (0.56%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 8 (0.49%) Magento
7 7 (0.43%) SAP S/4HANA
7 7 (0.43%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 6 (0.37%) Oracle Receivables
9 5 (0.31%) Oracle Cash Management
9 5 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
10 4 (0.25%) Oracle Assets
10 4 (0.25%) SAP ERP
11 3 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
11 3 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
12 2 (0.12%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
12 2 (0.12%) SAP CO
12 2 (0.12%) SAP FI
12 2 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
12 2 (0.12%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 194 (11.98%) Azure
2 144 (8.89%) AWS
3 111 (6.86%) SaaS
4 103 (6.36%) GCP
5 60 (3.71%) Serverless
6 45 (2.78%) Power Platform
7 44 (2.72%) PaaS
8 27 (1.67%) Microsoft 365
9 23 (1.42%) IaaS
10 22 (1.36%) GitHub
11 16 (0.99%) Miro
11 16 (0.99%) Trello
12 14 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
13 13 (0.80%) Firebase
13 13 (0.80%) Stackdriver
14 10 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
15 9 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
15 9 (0.56%) Boomi
16 7 (0.43%) OpenShift
17 6 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 28 (1.73%) Internet
2 25 (1.54%) DNS
2 25 (1.54%) Software-Defined Radio
3 18 (1.11%) LAN
3 18 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
4 17 (1.05%) WAN
5 16 (0.99%) VPN
6 14 (0.86%) Firewall
7 13 (0.80%) DHCP
7 13 (0.80%) Wireless
8 12 (0.74%) Network Security
9 7 (0.43%) Broadband
9 7 (0.43%) HTTP
9 7 (0.43%) MPLS
9 7 (0.43%) SSL
10 5 (0.31%) Ethernet
11 4 (0.25%) BGP
11 4 (0.25%) DSL
11 4 (0.25%) IPsec
11 4 (0.25%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (6.42%) SQL Server
2 53 (3.27%) NoSQL
3 50 (3.09%) Tableau
4 46 (2.84%) PostgreSQL
5 44 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
5 44 (2.72%) Relational Database
6 43 (2.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 42 (2.59%) Big Data
8 36 (2.22%) MongoDB
8 36 (2.22%) Power BI
9 25 (1.54%) MySQL
10 22 (1.36%) BigQuery
11 21 (1.30%) Qlik Sense
12 20 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
12 20 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 19 (1.17%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 18 (1.11%) Base SAS
15 17 (1.05%) Geospatial Data
16 16 (0.99%) Hadoop
17 10 (0.62%) GIS
Development Applications
1 108 (6.67%) JIRA
2 55 (3.40%) Jenkins
3 52 (3.21%) Selenium
4 51 (3.15%) MSTest
4 51 (3.15%) NUnit
5 46 (2.84%) SpecFlow
6 38 (2.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 33 (2.04%) Git (software)
8 32 (1.98%) SonarQube
9 20 (1.24%) PHPUnit
10 16 (0.99%) Rational DOORS
11 12 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
12 11 (0.68%) Eclipse
12 11 (0.68%) JUnit
12 11 (0.68%) Rational Quality Manager
12 11 (0.68%) Rational Rhapsody
12 11 (0.68%) Rational Team Concert
13 10 (0.62%) Axure RP
14 9 (0.56%) Oracle APEX
15 8 (0.49%) Mockito
General
1 817 (50.46%) Social Skills
2 450 (27.79%) Finance
3 244 (15.07%) Analytical Skills
4 235 (14.52%) Presentation Skills
5 178 (10.99%) Marketing
6 136 (8.40%) Organisational Skills
7 114 (7.04%) Retail
8 100 (6.18%) Public Sector
9 91 (5.62%) Pharmaceutical
10 83 (5.13%) Legal
11 81 (5.00%) Banking
12 70 (4.32%) Telecoms
13 58 (3.58%) Law
14 49 (3.03%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 47 (2.90%) Manufacturing
16 41 (2.53%) Electronics
17 35 (2.16%) Games
18 21 (1.30%) Back Office
18 21 (1.30%) Military
19 20 (1.24%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 208 (12.85%) Analyst
2 178 (10.99%) Architect
3 129 (7.97%) Project Manager
4 90 (5.56%) Business Analyst
5 88 (5.44%) Consultant
6 76 (4.69%) Developer
7 72 (4.45%) Solutions Architect
8 57 (3.52%) IT Manager
9 53 (3.27%) Technical Leader
10 52 (3.21%) Delivery Manager
11 49 (3.03%) Data Manager
12 47 (2.90%) Software Engineer
13 46 (2.84%) Software Test Engineer
13 46 (2.84%) Test Engineer
14 45 (2.78%) Designer
15 41 (2.53%) Senior Manager
16 40 (2.47%) Senior Analyst
17 38 (2.35%) Senior Developer
18 33 (2.04%) Systems Engineer
19 31 (1.91%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (3.21%) SOAP
2 45 (2.78%) Web Services
3 39 (2.41%) HTML
4 38 (2.35%) Node.js
5 37 (2.29%) OAuth
5 37 (2.29%) OpenID
6 32 (1.98%) Middleware
6 32 (1.98%) OAuth2
7 31 (1.91%) REST
8 30 (1.85%) .NET
9 27 (1.67%) CSS
10 26 (1.61%) RESTful
10 26 (1.61%) XML
11 24 (1.48%) Laravel
12 20 (1.24%) Symfony
13 18 (1.11%) Spring
14 17 (1.05%) Oracle Fusion
15 15 (0.93%) React
16 14 (0.86%) HTML5
17 12 (0.74%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 145 (8.96%) User Experience
2 137 (8.46%) Management Information System
3 83 (5.13%) Self-Motivation
4 77 (4.76%) Mobile App
5 61 (3.77%) Virtual Team
6 56 (3.46%) EPoS
7 53 (3.27%) Life Science
8 41 (2.53%) Cloud Native
9 30 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
9 30 (1.85%) Public Cloud
10 29 (1.79%) Data Centre
11 28 (1.73%) Social Media
12 22 (1.36%) Biotechnology
13 16 (0.99%) Derivative
14 15 (0.93%) PMI
15 13 (0.80%) Cyberthreat
15 13 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
15 13 (0.80%) NHS
16 11 (0.68%) Data Protection Act
17 9 (0.56%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 47 (2.90%) Windows
2 43 (2.66%) Linux
3 32 (1.98%) Windows Server
4 15 (0.93%) Unix
5 11 (0.68%) Ubuntu
6 8 (0.49%) Windows 10
7 7 (0.43%) Apple iOS
8 6 (0.37%) Windows Server 2019
9 5 (0.31%) Android
10 4 (0.25%) Windows Server 2016
11 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.062%) AIX
12 1 (0.062%) CentOS
12 1 (0.062%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 649 (40.09%) Agile Software Development
2 336 (20.75%) Problem-Solving
3 324 (20.01%) Project Management
4 315 (19.46%) Stakeholder Management
5 223 (13.77%) Analytics
6 200 (12.35%) Project Delivery
7 189 (11.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 182 (11.24%) DevOps
9 160 (9.88%) Mentoring
9 160 (9.88%) Validation
10 151 (9.33%) Business Analysis
11 143 (8.83%) Coaching
12 141 (8.71%) Decision-Making
13 139 (8.59%) Business Case
14 136 (8.40%) SDLC
15 133 (8.21%) Scrum
16 131 (8.09%) Test Automation
17 130 (8.03%) ITIL
18 121 (7.47%) Change Management
19 118 (7.29%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 151 (9.33%) SQL
2 131 (8.09%) Python
3 109 (6.73%) C#
4 101 (6.24%) Java
5 59 (3.64%) JavaScript
6 46 (2.84%) C++
7 33 (2.04%) R
8 32 (1.98%) PHP
9 22 (1.36%) C
9 22 (1.36%) PL/SQL
10 18 (1.11%) SAS Macro
11 12 (0.74%) Apex Code
11 12 (0.74%) Bash Shell
11 12 (0.74%) PowerShell
12 8 (0.49%) Java 8
12 8 (0.49%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.31%) MATLAB
14 4 (0.25%) Ruby
14 4 (0.25%) VBA
15 3 (0.19%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 311 (19.21%) Degree
2 131 (8.09%) Security Cleared
3 70 (4.32%) SC Cleared
4 59 (3.64%) Master's Degree
5 57 (3.52%) ISEB
6 56 (3.46%) ISTQB
7 53 (3.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 44 (2.72%) BPSS Clearance
9 38 (2.35%) Computer Science Degree
10 37 (2.29%) Oracle Certification
11 26 (1.61%) CISM
12 24 (1.48%) CISSP
13 23 (1.42%) DV Cleared
14 19 (1.17%) PMI Certification
15 16 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 15 (0.93%) PMP
17 13 (0.80%) CISA
18 11 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
18 11 (0.68%) Six Sigma Green Belt
19 10 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (8.21%) QA
2 94 (5.81%) GDPR
3 68 (4.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 56 (3.46%) PMO
5 28 (1.73%) NIST
6 26 (1.61%) Cyber Essentials
6 26 (1.61%) Data Quality
7 25 (1.54%) Accessibility
7 25 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 21 (1.30%) SLA
9 18 (1.11%) CDISC
10 16 (0.99%) Def Stans
10 16 (0.99%) PCI DSS
11 12 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 11 (0.68%) COBIT
13 9 (0.56%) ITGC
13 9 (0.56%) NIST 800
14 6 (0.37%) JSP 440
15 5 (0.31%) ISO 31000
15 5 (0.31%) NCSC
System Software
1 82 (5.06%) Docker
2 30 (1.85%) Firmware
3 12 (0.74%) Active Directory
4 9 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (0.25%) FreeRADIUS
7 3 (0.19%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.12%) NDS
8 2 (0.12%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 2 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.062%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 84 (5.19%) Kubernetes
2 19 (1.17%) Terraform
3 6 (0.37%) ZABBIX
4 5 (0.31%) Mesos
5 4 (0.25%) Ansible
5 4 (0.25%) FortiGate
6 3 (0.19%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 3 (0.19%) HP ALM
6 3 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.12%) CASB
7 2 (0.12%) Grafana
7 2 (0.12%) Kibana
7 2 (0.12%) Puppet
7 2 (0.12%) SCCM
8 1 (0.062%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 1 (0.062%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.062%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.062%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.062%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 208 (12.85%) Microsoft
2 119 (7.35%) Oracle
3 81 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
4 76 (4.69%) SAP
5 56 (3.46%) Google
6 36 (2.22%) EMC
7 26 (1.61%) IBM
8 20 (1.24%) Adobe
8 20 (1.24%) Pega
9 16 (0.99%) Cisco
9 16 (0.99%) MuleSoft
10 15 (0.93%) VMware
11 13 (0.80%) Databricks
11 13 (0.80%) Instagram
11 13 (0.80%) Workday
12 11 (0.68%) Atlassian
12 11 (0.68%) hybris
12 11 (0.68%) PeopleSoft
12 11 (0.68%) Red Hat
13 10 (0.62%) Sitecore