Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Influencing Skills
UK
6 months to
16 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 238 359 277
Rank change year-on-year +121 -82 -24
Permanent jobs citing Influencing Skills 1,841 383 1,658
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.48% 0.80% 1.21%
As % of the General category 2.52% 1.57% 2.18%
Number of salaries quoted 974 271 1,109
10th Percentile £37,500 £38,500 £37,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £46,250 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,638 £60,000 £62,138
Median % change year-on-year +1.06% -3.44% +18.36%
75th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £101,250 £95,000 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £54,143 £57,500
% change year-on-year -3.03% -5.84% +15.00%

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 73,105 24,412 76,084
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 58.68% 50.90% 55.35%
Number of salaries quoted 44,669 19,675 58,120
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,138 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.28% +5.02% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £90,000
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 16 October 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 16 October 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 +122 1,603 £62,500 +4.17% 249
UK excluding London +77 996 £52,500 -3.03% 167
London +94 655 £74,250 +0.34% 102
South East -21 271 £55,000 -12.00% 30
North of England +24 236 £47,500 +5.56% 33
Work from Home -82 232 £64,500 -11.03% 37
Midlands -6 190 £51,000 -4.03% 45
North West +6 136 £50,000 +11.11% 18
West Midlands -14 121 £52,500 -2.27% 30
East of England -12 109 £60,000 +37.93% 25
South West -18 109 £65,000 +20.37% 14
Yorkshire -37 78 £47,500 -20.83% 11
Scotland -34 77 £50,000 - 14
East Midlands -31 69 £47,500 -7.32% 14
North East -15 22 £48,922 +21.88% 4
Wales -41 10 £37,000 -24.10% 6
Northern Ireland - 1 £63,500 -

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 1,016 (55.19%) Social Skills
2 775 (42.10%) Agile Software Development
3 574 (31.18%) Finance
4 426 (23.14%) Degree
5 408 (22.16%) Analytical Skills
6 393 (21.35%) Problem-Solving
7 389 (21.13%) Project Management
8 351 (19.07%) Stakeholder Management
9 305 (16.57%) Presentation Skills
10 266 (14.45%) Analytics
11 236 (12.82%) Project Delivery
12 231 (12.55%) Business Analysis
13 225 (12.22%) Azure
14 220 (11.95%) Microsoft
15 215 (11.68%) Coaching
16 210 (11.41%) DevOps
17 207 (11.24%) Business Case
18 191 (10.37%) Marketing
19 189 (10.27%) Continuous Improvement
20 183 (9.94%) AWS
21 180 (9.78%) User Experience
22 171 (9.29%) Decision-Making
23 168 (9.13%) Scrum
24 161 (8.75%) Mentoring
25 160 (8.69%) Validation
26 154 (8.37%) Retail
27 153 (8.31%) Waterfall
28 152 (8.26%) SQL
29 150 (8.15%) Risk Management
30 148 (8.04%) Change Management

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 40 (2.17%) Confluence
2 38 (2.06%) CMS
3 30 (1.63%) SharePoint
4 27 (1.47%) IIS
5 25 (1.36%) SAS
6 18 (0.98%) Apache Spark
7 14 (0.76%) Drupal
8 12 (0.65%) Apache
9 10 (0.54%) Apache Solr
10 8 (0.43%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.38%) Umbraco
12 6 (0.33%) Headless CMS
12 6 (0.33%) Kentico
12 6 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 6 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
12 6 (0.33%) WordPress
13 5 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
14 3 (0.16%) CICS
15 2 (0.11%) IBM Domino
15 2 (0.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 100 (5.43%) Microsoft Office
2 71 (3.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 49 (2.66%) MS Visio
4 38 (2.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 27 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.38%) Figma
7 6 (0.33%) Adobe XD
7 6 (0.33%) InVision
7 6 (0.33%) Sketch
7 6 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.16%) SPSS
9 1 (0.054%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.054%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.054%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 25 (1.36%) Oracle ERP
2 19 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.03%) SAP S/4HANA
3 11 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (0.60%) SAP ERP
4 10 (0.54%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 9 (0.49%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 7 (0.38%) SAP Business One
7 6 (0.33%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
7 6 (0.33%) Magento
7 6 (0.33%) Oracle BRM
7 6 (0.33%) SAP CRM
8 5 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
8 5 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
8 5 (0.27%) SAP CO
8 5 (0.27%) SAP FI
8 5 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
8 5 (0.27%) SAP HCM
8 5 (0.27%) SAP SD
9 4 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 225 (12.22%) Azure
2 183 (9.94%) AWS
3 146 (7.93%) GCP
4 119 (6.46%) SaaS
5 73 (3.97%) Serverless
6 62 (3.37%) Power Platform
7 41 (2.23%) Microsoft 365
8 39 (2.12%) PaaS
9 36 (1.96%) GitHub
10 26 (1.41%) IaaS
11 22 (1.20%) Taleo
12 15 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
13 14 (0.76%) Collibra
14 11 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
14 11 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
14 11 (0.60%) OpenShift
15 10 (0.54%) Firebase
15 10 (0.54%) Stackdriver
16 7 (0.38%) Google Analytics
17 6 (0.33%) Google Data Studio
Communications & Networking
1 30 (1.63%) Internet
2 22 (1.20%) DNS
3 21 (1.14%) Software-Defined Radio
3 21 (1.14%) WAN
4 20 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
5 19 (1.03%) Broadband
5 19 (1.03%) LAN
6 18 (0.98%) Firewall
7 14 (0.76%) Network Security
8 11 (0.60%) VPN
8 11 (0.60%) Wireless
9 10 (0.54%) DHCP
10 9 (0.49%) SSL
11 6 (0.33%) Ethernet
11 6 (0.33%) Unified Communications
12 4 (0.22%) SD-WAN
12 4 (0.22%) WLAN
13 3 (0.16%) DWDM
13 3 (0.16%) MPLS
13 3 (0.16%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (5.27%) SQL Server
2 78 (4.24%) NoSQL
3 60 (3.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 60 (3.26%) Tableau
4 55 (2.99%) Relational Database
5 54 (2.93%) PostgreSQL
6 49 (2.66%) MongoDB
6 49 (2.66%) Power BI
7 41 (2.23%) Qlik Sense
8 40 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
9 29 (1.58%) Big Data
10 27 (1.47%) MySQL
11 21 (1.14%) Base SAS
12 20 (1.09%) BigQuery
13 17 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 16 (0.87%) Hadoop
15 15 (0.81%) Metadata
15 15 (0.81%) QlikView
16 14 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
17 12 (0.65%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 122 (6.63%) JIRA
2 101 (5.49%) Jenkins
3 50 (2.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 50 (2.72%) SonarQube
4 26 (1.41%) Rational DOORS
5 20 (1.09%) Git (software)
5 20 (1.09%) GitLab
5 20 (1.09%) JUnit
5 20 (1.09%) Selenium
5 20 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (0.87%) Mockito
7 15 (0.81%) MSTest
7 15 (0.81%) NUnit
7 15 (0.81%) SpecFlow
8 10 (0.54%) Axure RP
9 8 (0.43%) PHPUnit
10 6 (0.33%) Visual Studio
11 5 (0.27%) Cucumber
11 5 (0.27%) SoapUI
12 4 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1,016 (55.19%) Social Skills
2 574 (31.18%) Finance
3 408 (22.16%) Analytical Skills
4 305 (16.57%) Presentation Skills
5 191 (10.37%) Marketing
6 154 (8.37%) Retail
7 117 (6.36%) Organisational Skills
8 115 (6.25%) Legal
9 95 (5.16%) Pharmaceutical
10 94 (5.11%) Law
10 94 (5.11%) Public Sector
11 87 (4.73%) Banking
12 60 (3.26%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 59 (3.20%) Telecoms
14 58 (3.15%) Manufacturing
15 55 (2.99%) Games
16 32 (1.74%) Electronics
17 31 (1.68%) Back Office
18 20 (1.09%) Advertising
19 18 (0.98%) Military
Job Titles
1 257 (13.96%) Analyst
2 165 (8.96%) Architect
3 146 (7.93%) Business Analyst
4 144 (7.82%) Project Manager
5 89 (4.83%) Consultant
6 88 (4.78%) Developer
7 72 (3.91%) Solutions Architect
8 62 (3.37%) Data Manager
9 59 (3.20%) IT Manager
9 59 (3.20%) Technical Leader
10 56 (3.04%) Product Manager
11 52 (2.82%) Senior Manager
12 48 (2.61%) Senior Analyst
13 47 (2.55%) Delivery Manager
14 43 (2.34%) Senior Developer
15 41 (2.23%) Product Owner
16 36 (1.96%) Designer
16 36 (1.96%) Systems Engineer
17 31 (1.68%) Service Manager
18 27 (1.47%) Engineering Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (2.88%) Node.js
2 48 (2.61%) Web Services
3 47 (2.55%) .NET
3 47 (2.55%) OAuth
3 47 (2.55%) OpenID
4 46 (2.50%) SOAP
5 44 (2.39%) OAuth2
6 32 (1.74%) Spring
7 29 (1.58%) HTML
7 29 (1.58%) REST
8 28 (1.52%) React
9 24 (1.30%) Middleware
10 22 (1.20%) CSS
10 22 (1.20%) Spring Boot
11 20 (1.09%) WireMock
12 19 (1.03%) Velocity
13 16 (0.87%) Hibernate
13 16 (0.87%) Oracle Fusion
14 15 (0.81%) RESTful
14 15 (0.81%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 180 (9.78%) User Experience
2 125 (6.79%) Self-Motivation
3 116 (6.30%) Management Information System
4 82 (4.45%) Social Media
5 71 (3.86%) Virtual Team
6 64 (3.48%) Life Science
7 44 (2.39%) Mobile App
8 41 (2.23%) Data Centre
9 32 (1.74%) Public Cloud
10 31 (1.68%) Data Protection Act
11 29 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
12 25 (1.36%) Biotechnology
13 21 (1.14%) Cloud Native
13 21 (1.14%) Taxonomies
14 20 (1.09%) EPoS
15 19 (1.03%) Analytical Mindset
16 14 (0.76%) Data Structures
16 14 (0.76%) FMCG
16 14 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
16 14 (0.76%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 64 (3.48%) Windows
2 36 (1.96%) Linux
3 24 (1.30%) Windows Server
4 20 (1.09%) Unix
5 12 (0.65%) Apple iOS
6 10 (0.54%) Android
7 8 (0.43%) Solaris
8 4 (0.22%) AIX
9 3 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.11%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 775 (42.10%) Agile Software Development
2 393 (21.35%) Problem-Solving
3 389 (21.13%) Project Management
4 351 (19.07%) Stakeholder Management
5 266 (14.45%) Analytics
6 236 (12.82%) Project Delivery
7 231 (12.55%) Business Analysis
8 215 (11.68%) Coaching
9 210 (11.41%) DevOps
10 207 (11.24%) Business Case
11 189 (10.27%) Continuous Improvement
12 171 (9.29%) Decision-Making
13 168 (9.13%) Scrum
14 161 (8.75%) Mentoring
15 160 (8.69%) Validation
16 153 (8.31%) Waterfall
17 150 (8.15%) Risk Management
18 148 (8.04%) Change Management
19 147 (7.98%) User Stories
20 136 (7.39%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 152 (8.26%) SQL
2 139 (7.55%) Python
3 121 (6.57%) Java
4 112 (6.08%) C#
5 75 (4.07%) C
6 54 (2.93%) C++
6 54 (2.93%) JavaScript
7 38 (2.06%) R
8 20 (1.09%) SAS Macro
9 13 (0.71%) PHP
10 11 (0.60%) PowerShell
11 9 (0.49%) Bash Shell
12 7 (0.38%) Java 8
12 7 (0.38%) T-SQL
13 6 (0.33%) VBA
14 5 (0.27%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.16%) COBOL
15 3 (0.16%) MATLAB
15 3 (0.16%) Scala
15 3 (0.16%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 426 (23.14%) Degree
2 125 (6.79%) Security Cleared
3 78 (4.24%) Master's Degree
4 75 (4.07%) SC Cleared
5 42 (2.28%) Computer Science Degree
6 37 (2.01%) CISSP
7 34 (1.85%) CISM
8 31 (1.68%) ISEB
9 26 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
10 23 (1.25%) CISA
11 21 (1.14%) ISTQB
11 21 (1.14%) Oracle Certification
11 21 (1.14%) PMI Certification
12 17 (0.92%) DBS Check
12 17 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 16 (0.87%) DV Cleared
13 16 (0.87%) PMP
14 14 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
14 14 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 13 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (6.46%) GDPR
1 119 (6.46%) QA
2 73 (3.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 61 (3.31%) PMO
4 42 (2.28%) Accessibility
4 42 (2.28%) SLA
5 35 (1.90%) NIST
6 31 (1.68%) Data Quality
7 30 (1.63%) Cyber Essentials
8 29 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 20 (1.09%) CDISC
9 20 (1.09%) PCI DSS
10 18 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 13 (0.71%) Def Stans
12 12 (0.65%) COBIT
13 11 (0.60%) ITGC
14 9 (0.49%) GRC
14 9 (0.49%) ISO 22301
14 9 (0.49%) ISO 31000
14 9 (0.49%) NIST 800
System Software
1 96 (5.21%) Docker
2 24 (1.30%) Firmware
3 10 (0.54%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 9 (0.49%) Active Directory
4 9 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.27%) ISA Server
5 5 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.16%) VMware NSX
6 3 (0.16%) vSphere
7 2 (0.11%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 96 (5.21%) Kubernetes
2 18 (0.98%) Terraform
3 10 (0.54%) Mesos
4 5 (0.27%) Ansible
4 5 (0.27%) Nessus
4 5 (0.27%) Trend Micro Deep Security
5 4 (0.22%) EMC NetWorker
5 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.16%) HP ALM
7 2 (0.11%) CASB
7 2 (0.11%) SCCM
8 1 (0.054%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 1 (0.054%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 220 (11.95%) Microsoft
2 123 (6.68%) Oracle
3 108 (5.87%) SAP
4 94 (5.11%) Google
5 83 (4.51%) Salesforce.com
6 31 (1.68%) EMC
7 26 (1.41%) Workday
8 24 (1.30%) Adobe
9 22 (1.20%) Facebook
10 21 (1.14%) Pega
11 20 (1.09%) VMware
12 19 (1.03%) Avature
12 19 (1.03%) Kenexa
13 17 (0.92%) Cisco
13 17 (0.92%) IBM
14 15 (0.81%) Remedy
15 13 (0.71%) hybris
16 12 (0.65%) Sitecore
17 10 (0.54%) Atlassian
17 10 (0.54%) CheckPoint