Period
to 17 January 2022

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

Influencing Skills
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 232 342 292
Rank change year-on-year +110 -50 -35
Permanent jobs citing Influencing Skills 1,945 524 1,421
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.55% 0.85% 1.13%
As % of the General category 2.60% 1.67% 2.05%
Number of salaries quoted 997 325 1,001
10th Percentile £38,000 £36,250 £36,250
25th Percentile £46,250 £46,250 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £58,497 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.57% -2.51% +9.09%
75th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,112 £52,500 £56,120
% change year-on-year +1.17% -6.45% +6.90%

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 74,691 31,415 69,416
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 59.45% 51.23% 55.01%
Number of salaries quoted 46,204 24,819 53,444
10th Percentile £31,500 £31,767 £28,801
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £58,875 £55,000 £53,916
Median % change year-on-year +7.05% +2.01% +2.70%
75th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £73,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £93,750 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 17 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Influencing Skills in the UK

Influencing Skills
Top 16 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 17 January 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
Job
Vacancies
England +126 1,731 £62,086 +6.13% 242
UK excluding London +93 1,106 £53,112 +1.17% 137
London +69 657 £75,000 +7.14% 115
South East +24 355 £60,000 +2.56% 42
North of England +66 295 £53,029 +3.98% 29
Work from Home -19 286 £62,500 - 25
Midlands +17 197 £50,000 +5.26% 32
North West +44 174 £53,029 +17.84% 14
West Midlands +7 140 £52,000 +15.56% 24
East of England +25 133 £55,000 +30.95% 10
Yorkshire 0 96 £54,000 +2.37% 10
South West -5 78 £53,112 +24.97% 10
East Midlands -13 57 £42,500 -22.73% 7
Scotland -33 50 £41,754 -19.70% 12
North East -3 25 £45,637 -22.98% 5
Wales -19 21 £52,500 +1.37% 2

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 1,177 (60.51%) Social Skills
2 904 (46.48%) Agile Software Development
3 575 (29.56%) Finance
4 515 (26.48%) Analytical Skills
5 485 (24.94%) Degree
6 444 (22.83%) Problem-Solving
7 441 (22.67%) Project Management
8 314 (16.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 283 (14.55%) Coaching
10 267 (13.73%) Microsoft
11 254 (13.06%) Analytics
12 250 (12.85%) Decision-Making
13 246 (12.65%) Business Analysis
14 241 (12.39%) Presentation Skills
15 231 (11.88%) Change Management
16 227 (11.67%) Waterfall
17 223 (11.47%) Project Delivery
18 220 (11.31%) Business Case
19 219 (11.26%) Continuous Improvement
20 204 (10.49%) Risk Management
21 196 (10.08%) Azure
21 196 (10.08%) User Experience
21 196 (10.08%) Mentoring
22 184 (9.46%) Retail
23 183 (9.41%) Scrum
24 178 (9.15%) SDLC
25 177 (9.10%) Inclusion and Diversity
26 169 (8.69%) DevOps
26 169 (8.69%) Marketing
27 167 (8.59%) User Stories

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 67 (3.44%) SharePoint
2 51 (2.62%) Confluence
3 42 (2.16%) SAS
4 30 (1.54%) CMS
5 26 (1.34%) IIS
6 15 (0.77%) Apache Spark
7 12 (0.62%) WordPress
8 10 (0.51%) Umbraco
9 8 (0.41%) Drupal
10 6 (0.31%) Apache
10 6 (0.31%) Apache Solr
10 6 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (0.21%) Apache Airflow
11 4 (0.21%) IBM Domino
12 3 (0.15%) Headless CMS
12 3 (0.15%) Kentico
12 3 (0.15%) MS Project Server
12 3 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (0.10%) CICS
13 2 (0.10%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 128 (6.58%) Microsoft Office
2 108 (5.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 70 (3.60%) MS Visio
4 55 (2.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 33 (1.70%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.31%) Adobe XD
6 6 (0.31%) InVision
6 6 (0.31%) Sketch
7 5 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.15%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 23 (1.18%) SAP S/4HANA
2 15 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.57%) SAP ERP
4 10 (0.51%) SAP CRM
5 9 (0.46%) SAP CO
5 9 (0.46%) SAP FI
5 9 (0.46%) SAP FI/CO
6 8 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
7 7 (0.36%) SAP Business One
8 6 (0.31%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
8 6 (0.31%) Oracle BRM
8 6 (0.31%) SAP SD
9 5 (0.26%) Magento
9 5 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 5 (0.26%) SAP BPC
9 5 (0.26%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 4 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
10 4 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
10 4 (0.21%) SAP HCM
10 4 (0.21%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 196 (10.08%) Azure
2 155 (7.97%) AWS
3 101 (5.19%) GCP
4 99 (5.09%) Power Platform
4 99 (5.09%) SaaS
5 72 (3.70%) Microsoft 365
6 46 (2.37%) Serverless
7 27 (1.39%) PaaS
8 25 (1.29%) Azure Active Directory
9 23 (1.18%) GitHub
10 22 (1.13%) Taleo
11 21 (1.08%) OneDrive
11 21 (1.08%) Smartsheet
12 20 (1.03%) PowerApps
13 19 (0.98%) IaaS
14 16 (0.82%) OpenShift
15 12 (0.62%) Collibra
16 11 (0.57%) Snowflake
17 10 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
18 9 (0.46%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 53 (2.72%) Firewall
2 25 (1.29%) ATM
2 25 (1.29%) Internet
3 21 (1.08%) LAN
3 21 (1.08%) WAN
4 20 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
5 18 (0.93%) Broadband
5 18 (0.93%) WebEx
6 12 (0.62%) Software-Defined Radio
7 10 (0.51%) Network Security
8 9 (0.46%) DNS
9 7 (0.36%) Unified Communications
9 7 (0.36%) VPN
10 6 (0.31%) Wireless
11 5 (0.26%) Ethernet
11 5 (0.26%) WLAN
12 4 (0.21%) DWDM
12 4 (0.21%) MPLS
13 3 (0.15%) SSL
13 3 (0.15%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (4.32%) SQL Server
2 80 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
3 73 (3.75%) Power BI
4 54 (2.78%) Tableau
5 39 (2.01%) NoSQL
5 39 (2.01%) Relational Database
6 30 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
7 29 (1.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 28 (1.44%) Qlik Sense
9 27 (1.39%) MongoDB
9 27 (1.39%) MySQL
10 24 (1.23%) Big Data
11 20 (1.03%) Metadata
12 17 (0.87%) QlikView
13 16 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
13 16 (0.82%) Data Lake
14 14 (0.72%) Base SAS
14 14 (0.72%) BigQuery
14 14 (0.72%) Hadoop
14 14 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 118 (6.07%) JIRA
2 66 (3.39%) Jenkins
3 28 (1.44%) SonarQube
4 24 (1.23%) Rational DOORS
5 23 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 20 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
7 19 (0.98%) GitLab
8 15 (0.77%) JUnit
9 11 (0.57%) Git (software)
10 10 (0.51%) Mockito
11 7 (0.36%) Postman
12 6 (0.31%) Selenium
12 6 (0.31%) SoapUI
12 6 (0.31%) Visual Studio
12 6 (0.31%) webpack
13 5 (0.26%) Cucumber
13 5 (0.26%) Grunt
13 5 (0.26%) gulp
13 5 (0.26%) Jasmine
13 5 (0.26%) Maven
General
1 1,177 (60.51%) Social Skills
2 575 (29.56%) Finance
3 515 (26.48%) Analytical Skills
4 241 (12.39%) Presentation Skills
5 184 (9.46%) Retail
6 177 (9.10%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 169 (8.69%) Marketing
8 150 (7.71%) Legal
9 120 (6.17%) Organisational Skills
10 112 (5.76%) Law
10 112 (5.76%) Public Sector
11 109 (5.60%) Banking
12 64 (3.29%) Pharmaceutical
13 56 (2.88%) Manufacturing
14 53 (2.72%) Telecoms
15 42 (2.16%) Games
16 38 (1.95%) Military
17 29 (1.49%) Automotive
18 26 (1.34%) Back Office
19 22 (1.13%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 277 (14.24%) Analyst
2 183 (9.41%) Architect
2 183 (9.41%) Business Analyst
3 143 (7.35%) Project Manager
4 87 (4.47%) Data Manager
5 76 (3.91%) Delivery Manager
6 75 (3.86%) Senior Manager
7 72 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
8 69 (3.55%) Developer
8 69 (3.55%) IT Manager
9 62 (3.19%) Service Manager
10 56 (2.88%) Senior Analyst
11 53 (2.72%) Consultant
12 52 (2.67%) Product Manager
13 44 (2.26%) Senior Business Analyst
13 44 (2.26%) Service Delivery Manager
14 43 (2.21%) Enterprise Architect
15 38 (1.95%) Data Engineer
16 35 (1.80%) Systems Engineer
16 35 (1.80%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (2.52%) .NET
2 35 (1.80%) HTML
2 35 (1.80%) Middleware
3 31 (1.59%) CSS
4 27 (1.39%) React
5 26 (1.34%) Node.js
6 25 (1.29%) Web Services
7 22 (1.13%) Spring
7 22 (1.13%) Velocity
8 21 (1.08%) OAuth
8 21 (1.08%) OAuth2
8 21 (1.08%) OpenID
8 21 (1.08%) SOAP
9 19 (0.98%) XML
10 18 (0.93%) Spring Boot
11 17 (0.87%) RESTful
12 15 (0.77%) .NET Framework
13 14 (0.72%) ASP.NET Web API
13 14 (0.72%) jQuery
14 13 (0.67%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 196 (10.08%) User Experience
2 132 (6.79%) Self-Motivation
3 128 (6.58%) Social Media
4 89 (4.58%) Management Information System
5 58 (2.98%) Virtual Team
6 49 (2.52%) Taxonomies
7 48 (2.47%) Life Science
8 43 (2.21%) Mobile App
9 34 (1.75%) Data Centre
10 32 (1.65%) Data Protection Act
11 25 (1.29%) FMCG
11 25 (1.29%) SWIFT
12 22 (1.13%) Learning Management System
13 21 (1.08%) Public Cloud
14 20 (1.03%) Analytical Mindset
15 19 (0.98%) Cyberthreat
16 18 (0.93%) Data Structures
17 17 (0.87%) Algorithms
18 16 (0.82%) NHS
19 15 (0.77%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 74 (3.80%) Windows
2 24 (1.23%) Linux
3 21 (1.08%) Windows 10
4 14 (0.72%) Unix
5 13 (0.67%) Windows Server
6 10 (0.51%) Apple iOS
7 8 (0.41%) Android
8 7 (0.36%) Solaris
9 4 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.15%) AIX
11 2 (0.10%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.051%) Windows Server 2016
12 1 (0.051%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 904 (46.48%) Agile Software Development
2 444 (22.83%) Problem-Solving
3 441 (22.67%) Project Management
4 314 (16.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 283 (14.55%) Coaching
6 254 (13.06%) Analytics
7 250 (12.85%) Decision-Making
8 246 (12.65%) Business Analysis
9 231 (11.88%) Change Management
10 227 (11.67%) Waterfall
11 223 (11.47%) Project Delivery
12 220 (11.31%) Business Case
13 219 (11.26%) Continuous Improvement
14 204 (10.49%) Risk Management
15 196 (10.08%) Mentoring
16 183 (9.41%) Scrum
17 178 (9.15%) SDLC
18 169 (8.69%) DevOps
19 167 (8.59%) User Stories
20 164 (8.43%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 153 (7.87%) SQL
2 137 (7.04%) C
3 100 (5.14%) Python
4 81 (4.16%) Java
5 75 (3.86%) C#
6 46 (2.37%) JavaScript
7 33 (1.70%) C++
8 21 (1.08%) TypeScript
9 20 (1.03%) PowerShell
10 18 (0.93%) R
11 17 (0.87%) T-SQL
12 13 (0.67%) SAS Macro
12 13 (0.67%) Scala
13 8 (0.41%) Bash
14 6 (0.31%) Embedded C
14 6 (0.31%) VBA
15 5 (0.26%) PHP
16 4 (0.21%) ES6
16 4 (0.21%) MATLAB
17 3 (0.15%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 485 (24.94%) Degree
2 115 (5.91%) Security Cleared
3 88 (4.52%) SC Cleared
4 66 (3.39%) Master's Degree
5 37 (1.90%) DBS Check
6 35 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
7 32 (1.65%) CISSP
8 30 (1.54%) PMI Certification
9 21 (1.08%) CISM
10 20 (1.03%) PMP
11 17 (0.87%) CISA
12 14 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
13 13 (0.67%) ISEB
14 12 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
14 12 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 11 (0.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 11 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 10 (0.51%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 10 (0.51%) CBAP
17 9 (0.46%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (4.06%) GDPR
2 75 (3.86%) QA
3 58 (2.98%) SLA
4 49 (2.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 45 (2.31%) PMO
6 42 (2.16%) Data Quality
7 28 (1.44%) Accessibility
8 27 (1.39%) NIST
9 18 (0.93%) PCI DSS
10 15 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials
10 15 (0.77%) ISO 22301
10 15 (0.77%) NIST 800
11 14 (0.72%) COBIT
12 13 (0.67%) CDISC
13 12 (0.62%) GRC
14 11 (0.57%) ITGC
14 11 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 8 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 6 (0.31%) Def Stans
16 6 (0.31%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 48 (2.47%) Docker
2 43 (2.21%) Active Directory
3 35 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (0.62%) Firmware
6 6 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 5 (0.26%) ISA Server
8 4 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.15%) vSphere
10 2 (0.10%) HDFS
10 2 (0.10%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.051%) PowerDNS
Systems Management
1 56 (2.88%) Kubernetes
2 17 (0.87%) Terraform
3 12 (0.62%) Ansible
4 9 (0.46%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (0.31%) Mesos
6 5 (0.26%) Nessus
6 5 (0.26%) Trend Micro Deep Security
7 4 (0.21%) CloudForms
7 4 (0.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (0.21%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.15%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.15%) Puppet
8 3 (0.15%) SCCM
8 3 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.10%) CASB
9 2 (0.10%) Jamf Pro
10 1 (0.051%) Kibana
10 1 (0.051%) Nexpose
10 1 (0.051%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.051%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 267 (13.73%) Microsoft
2 118 (6.07%) SAP
3 78 (4.01%) Google
4 76 (3.91%) Oracle
5 59 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
6 47 (2.42%) Twitter
7 46 (2.37%) Workday
8 45 (2.31%) VMware
9 24 (1.23%) Facebook
10 21 (1.08%) Citrix
11 20 (1.03%) Remedy
12 19 (0.98%) Adobe
12 19 (0.98%) Avature
12 19 (0.98%) Kenexa
13 18 (0.93%) EMC
14 16 (0.82%) Cisco
15 15 (0.77%) CheckPoint
16 12 (0.62%) NEC
16 12 (0.62%) Northgate
17 11 (0.57%) hybris