Period
to

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 2 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Influencing Skills
UK
6 months to
2 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 240 244 329
Rank change year-on-year +4 +85 -68
Permanent jobs citing Influencing Skills 2,938 1,506 741
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.63% 1.40% 0.94%
As % of the General category 2.47% 2.49% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1,461 856 480
10th Percentile £35,500 £40,396 £39,850
25th Percentile £44,500 £46,250 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,810 £60,000 £64,407
Median % change year-on-year -3.65% -6.84% +7.34%
75th Percentile £75,000 £80,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £97,500 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,500 £54,380 £58,000
% change year-on-year -5.30% -6.24% +5.45%

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 118,789 60,582 42,913
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 66.06% 56.25% 54.30%
Number of salaries quoted 54,101 39,029 33,351
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,133
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.11% +0.91% +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 2 July 2022.

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 2 July 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
England +46 2,570 £59,064 -1.56% 252
UK excluding London +42 1,662 £51,500 -5.30% 149
Work from Home +23 1,099 £60,000 +3.73% 83
London -37 1,010 £67,500 -10.00% 109
Midlands +97 426 £46,000 -11.54% 32
South East +29 420 £53,640 -6.71% 27
North of England +26 375 £55,750 +3.24% 50
West Midlands +97 358 £46,000 -8.91% 25
North West +41 218 £57,500 +4.55% 24
East of England -9 162 £47,500 - 13
Yorkshire +10 150 £52,500 +15.69% 20
South West +2 141 £60,000 -6.25% 20
Scotland -64 100 £49,750 -0.50% 5
East Midlands -13 69 £53,750 -2.27% 6
Wales -14 37 £37,000 - 2
North East -34 13 £92,500 +103.99% 6
Northern Ireland -16 11 - -

For the 6 months to 2 July 2022, 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 1,790 (60.93%) Social Skills
2 1,347 (45.85%) Agile
3 859 (29.24%) Finance
4 798 (27.16%) Project Management
5 752 (25.60%) Degree
6 559 (19.03%) Problem-Solving
7 542 (18.45%) Analytical Skills
8 428 (14.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 413 (14.06%) Coaching
10 404 (13.75%) SQL
11 403 (13.72%) Change Management
12 402 (13.68%) Microsoft
13 388 (13.21%) Decision-Making
14 371 (12.63%) Continuous Improvement
15 368 (12.53%) DevOps
16 355 (12.08%) Analytics
17 323 (10.99%) Scrum
18 319 (10.86%) Marketing
19 312 (10.62%) Project Delivery
20 305 (10.38%) Retail
21 300 (10.21%) Azure
22 297 (10.11%) AWS
23 291 (9.90%) Business Analysis
24 290 (9.87%) Mentoring
25 279 (9.50%) Presentation Skills
26 274 (9.33%) Business Intelligence
26 274 (9.33%) Automotive
27 261 (8.88%) Risk Management
28 260 (8.85%) User Experience
29 252 (8.58%) ITIL

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
1 105 (3.57%) Confluence
2 84 (2.86%) SharePoint
3 43 (1.46%) Apache Spark
4 40 (1.36%) CMS
5 19 (0.65%) SAS
6 17 (0.58%) IIS
7 15 (0.51%) Apache
8 11 (0.37%) Apache Synapse
9 9 (0.31%) Apache Airflow
9 9 (0.31%) MS Exchange
10 8 (0.27%) WordPress
11 7 (0.24%) Kinematics
12 6 (0.20%) Umbraco
13 4 (0.14%) Drupal
13 4 (0.14%) MS Project Server
13 4 (0.14%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.10%) SharePoint 2013
15 2 (0.068%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 2 (0.068%) Mendix
15 2 (0.068%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 232 (7.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 145 (4.94%) Microsoft Office
3 97 (3.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 87 (2.96%) MS Visio
5 58 (1.97%) Microsoft Project
6 40 (1.36%) CATIA
7 31 (1.06%) Adobe After Effects
7 31 (1.06%) Adobe Premiere
7 31 (1.06%) CINEMA 4D
8 19 (0.65%) Sketch
9 15 (0.51%) Adobe XD
10 13 (0.44%) InVision
11 11 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 10 (0.34%) Simulink
12 10 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
13 5 (0.17%) Campfire
13 5 (0.17%) CANalyzer
14 4 (0.14%) OrCAD
14 4 (0.14%) Photoshop
15 1 (0.034%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 16 (0.54%) Teamcenter
2 15 (0.51%) SAP S/4HANA
3 11 (0.37%) JDE OneWorld
4 8 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
4 8 (0.27%) Sprinklr
5 7 (0.24%) ENOVIA
5 7 (0.24%) SAP CRM
5 7 (0.24%) SAP ERP
6 6 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 6 (0.20%) SAP BPC
7 5 (0.17%) NetSuite
7 5 (0.17%) SAP SD
8 4 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
8 4 (0.14%) SAP PM
9 3 (0.10%) FLEXCUBE
9 3 (0.10%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 2 (0.068%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 300 (10.21%) Azure
2 297 (10.11%) AWS
3 184 (6.26%) Power Platform
4 107 (3.64%) GCP
5 91 (3.10%) Serverless
6 76 (2.59%) Microsoft 365
6 76 (2.59%) SaaS
7 52 (1.77%) IaaS
8 44 (1.50%) Amazon S3
9 42 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
10 38 (1.29%) AWS Lambda
11 35 (1.19%) PaaS
12 32 (1.09%) Collibra
13 31 (1.06%) Azure DevOps
14 26 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
15 22 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
15 22 (0.75%) Slack
16 21 (0.71%) Snowflake
17 20 (0.68%) Google Analytics
18 18 (0.61%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 43 (1.46%) Internet
2 42 (1.43%) Wireless
3 35 (1.19%) WAN
4 32 (1.09%) Broadband
5 31 (1.06%) Network Security
6 29 (0.99%) Firewall
7 23 (0.78%) LAN
8 22 (0.75%) VPN
9 20 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
10 17 (0.58%) Unified Communications
11 16 (0.54%) DNS
11 16 (0.54%) VoIP
12 13 (0.44%) SD-WAN
13 9 (0.31%) Intranet
14 8 (0.27%) DHCP
14 8 (0.27%) SAN
14 8 (0.27%) Software-Defined Networking
15 6 (0.20%) WebEx
16 5 (0.17%) S/MIME
16 5 (0.17%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (5.96%) Power BI
2 154 (5.24%) SQL Server
3 131 (4.46%) Data Warehouse
4 117 (3.98%) Relational Database
5 97 (3.30%) Big Data
6 73 (2.48%) NoSQL
7 62 (2.11%) Tableau
8 38 (1.29%) RDBMS
9 32 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
10 30 (1.02%) MySQL
11 29 (0.99%) Amazon Redshift
12 27 (0.92%) MongoDB
13 22 (0.75%) Data Lake
14 21 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
15 20 (0.68%) Metadata
15 20 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 17 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
17 15 (0.51%) DynamoDB
17 15 (0.51%) QlikView
18 14 (0.48%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 161 (5.48%) JIRA
2 59 (2.01%) Git (software)
3 51 (1.74%) Jenkins
4 22 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 21 (0.71%) Cypress.io
6 17 (0.58%) webpack
7 16 (0.54%) Bitbucket
7 16 (0.54%) Rational DOORS
8 15 (0.51%) Cucumber
8 15 (0.51%) Selenium
9 14 (0.48%) Jasmine
9 14 (0.48%) Karma Test Runner
9 14 (0.48%) SonarQube
10 12 (0.41%) ERwin
11 11 (0.37%) MLflow
12 10 (0.34%) Postman
13 9 (0.31%) GitLab
14 8 (0.27%) Appium
14 8 (0.27%) Maven
15 7 (0.24%) NUnit
General
1 1,790 (60.93%) Social Skills
2 859 (29.24%) Finance
3 542 (18.45%) Analytical Skills
4 319 (10.86%) Marketing
5 305 (10.38%) Retail
6 279 (9.50%) Presentation Skills
7 274 (9.33%) Automotive
8 239 (8.13%) Organisational Skills
9 230 (7.83%) Legal
10 227 (7.73%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 201 (6.84%) Public Sector
12 164 (5.58%) Banking
13 135 (4.59%) Manufacturing
14 103 (3.51%) Aviation
15 96 (3.27%) Law
16 92 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
17 74 (2.52%) Advertising
18 69 (2.35%) Telecoms
19 65 (2.21%) Billing
20 57 (1.94%) Games
Job Titles
1 466 (15.86%) Analyst
2 281 (9.56%) Architect
3 271 (9.22%) Project Manager
4 187 (6.36%) Business Analyst
5 162 (5.51%) Senior Manager
6 112 (3.81%) IT Manager
7 107 (3.64%) Service Manager
8 97 (3.30%) Developer
9 86 (2.93%) Solutions Architect
10 80 (2.72%) Delivery Manager
10 80 (2.72%) Senior Analyst
11 75 (2.55%) Product Manager
12 73 (2.48%) IT Project Manager
13 72 (2.45%) Data Analyst
14 70 (2.38%) Software Engineer
15 68 (2.31%) Service Delivery Manager
16 62 (2.11%) Data Engineer
17 57 (1.94%) Designer
17 57 (1.94%) IT Analyst
18 53 (1.80%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (4.36%) HTML
2 117 (3.98%) .NET
3 111 (3.78%) CSS
4 73 (2.48%) React
5 71 (2.42%) Web Services
6 66 (2.25%) Ajax
6 66 (2.25%) LINQ
7 55 (1.87%) XML
8 53 (1.80%) .NET Framework
9 52 (1.77%) ASP.NET Web API
9 52 (1.77%) jQuery
9 52 (1.77%) Node.js
10 51 (1.74%) Entity Framework
10 51 (1.74%) Kendo UI
10 51 (1.74%) Razor View Engine
10 51 (1.74%) WCF
11 33 (1.12%) Middleware
12 31 (1.06%) OAuth
12 31 (1.06%) OAuth2
12 31 (1.06%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 260 (8.85%) User Experience
2 191 (6.50%) Self-Motivation
3 189 (6.43%) Virtual Team
4 175 (5.96%) Management Information System
5 88 (3.00%) Algorithms
6 73 (2.48%) Social Media
7 52 (1.77%) Driving Licence
8 51 (1.74%) Data Centre
9 47 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
10 45 (1.53%) Cloud Native
11 42 (1.43%) Mobile App
12 38 (1.29%) Biotechnology
12 38 (1.29%) Industry 4.0
13 33 (1.12%) PMI
14 32 (1.09%) Digital Media
15 31 (1.06%) Animation
15 31 (1.06%) Cyber Defence
16 30 (1.02%) Blog
17 25 (0.85%) Cyberattack
17 25 (0.85%) IoT
Operating Systems
1 113 (3.85%) Windows
2 39 (1.33%) Linux
3 29 (0.99%) Windows 10
4 22 (0.75%) Windows Server
5 18 (0.61%) Unix
6 17 (0.58%) Apple iOS
7 12 (0.41%) CentOS
8 11 (0.37%) Android
8 11 (0.37%) VMS
9 8 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.20%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.10%) Windows Server 2016
14 2 (0.068%) Windows Server 2019
15 1 (0.034%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,347 (45.85%) Agile
2 798 (27.16%) Project Management
3 559 (19.03%) Problem-Solving
4 428 (14.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 413 (14.06%) Coaching
6 403 (13.72%) Change Management
7 388 (13.21%) Decision-Making
8 371 (12.63%) Continuous Improvement
9 368 (12.53%) DevOps
10 355 (12.08%) Analytics
11 323 (10.99%) Scrum
12 312 (10.62%) Project Delivery
13 291 (9.90%) Business Analysis
14 290 (9.87%) Mentoring
15 274 (9.33%) Business Intelligence
16 261 (8.88%) Risk Management
17 252 (8.58%) ITIL
18 244 (8.30%) Line Management
19 239 (8.13%) SDLC
20 238 (8.10%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 404 (13.75%) SQL
2 221 (7.52%) Python
3 169 (5.75%) JavaScript
4 142 (4.83%) C
5 101 (3.44%) C#
6 89 (3.03%) Java
7 83 (2.83%) TypeScript
8 56 (1.91%) T-SQL
9 49 (1.67%) PowerShell
10 43 (1.46%) Scala
11 40 (1.36%) R
12 28 (0.95%) Bash
13 23 (0.78%) C++
14 20 (0.68%) PHP
15 19 (0.65%) MATLAB
16 15 (0.51%) PL/SQL
17 14 (0.48%) VBA
18 11 (0.37%) VB
19 7 (0.24%) Korn
20 6 (0.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 752 (25.60%) Degree
2 139 (4.73%) Security Cleared
3 117 (3.98%) SC Cleared
4 79 (2.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 74 (2.52%) PMI Certification
6 56 (1.91%) PMP
7 55 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
8 48 (1.63%) DBS Check
9 43 (1.46%) Master's Degree
10 40 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
11 32 (1.09%) CISSP
12 27 (0.92%) CIPD
13 24 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
14 23 (0.78%) AWS Certification
15 21 (0.71%) ISEB
16 20 (0.68%) APMP
16 20 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
17 18 (0.61%) CCNP
18 17 (0.58%) CRISC
18 17 (0.58%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (5.68%) QA
2 147 (5.00%) Data Quality
3 123 (4.19%) GDPR
4 106 (3.61%) SLA
5 97 (3.30%) PMO
6 44 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 35 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 31 (1.06%) COBIT
9 26 (0.88%) GRC
10 17 (0.58%) PCI DSS
11 16 (0.54%) Actionable Recommendations
12 13 (0.44%) NIST
13 12 (0.41%) Accessibility
14 8 (0.27%) Solvency II
15 6 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
15 6 (0.20%) GxP
15 6 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 4 (0.14%) EMIR
16 4 (0.14%) IASME
16 4 (0.14%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 100 (3.40%) Docker
2 59 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (1.91%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.27%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.14%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.10%) Firmware
8 2 (0.068%) RACF
9 1 (0.034%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.034%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.034%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.034%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 118 (4.02%) Kubernetes
2 49 (1.67%) Terraform
3 40 (1.36%) Ansible
4 19 (0.65%) Puppet
5 13 (0.44%) Docker Swarm
6 12 (0.41%) Istio
6 12 (0.41%) SCCM
7 6 (0.20%) Jamf Pro
7 6 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (0.17%) CASB
8 5 (0.17%) Marathon
8 5 (0.17%) Mesos
8 5 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.14%) CloudForms
9 4 (0.14%) CSIRT
9 4 (0.14%) WSUS
10 3 (0.10%) AirWatch
10 3 (0.10%) WhatsUp Gold
11 2 (0.068%) Autotask
11 2 (0.068%) zSecure
Vendors
1 402 (13.68%) Microsoft
2 81 (2.76%) NEC
3 80 (2.72%) Northgate
3 80 (2.72%) Oracle
4 78 (2.65%) SAP
5 72 (2.45%) VMware
6 70 (2.38%) Google
7 68 (2.31%) Adobe
8 59 (2.01%) Salesforce.com
9 38 (1.29%) ServiceNow
10 32 (1.09%) Atlassian
11 31 (1.06%) Facebook
12 30 (1.02%) Cadence
13 25 (0.85%) Dell
14 24 (0.82%) Aruba
14 24 (0.82%) Cisco
15 23 (0.78%) Databricks
16 22 (0.75%) Cognos
17 21 (0.71%) Teradata
18 20 (0.68%) Apple