Period
to 9 May 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 9 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Influencing Skills
UK
6 months to
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 258 305 253
Rank change year-on-year +47 -52 +29
Permanent jobs citing Influencing Skills 1,124 1,015 2,032
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.28% 1.01% 1.40%
As % of the General category 2.38% 1.86% 2.48%
Number of salaries quoted 661 665 1,208
10th Percentile £40,293 £40,000 £35,750
25th Percentile £46,250 £46,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £62,500 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +4.55%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £97,500 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -

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 47,240 54,477 82,036
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.61% 54.39% 56.34%
Number of salaries quoted 33,873 42,129 62,336
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £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 9 May 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 9 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
England +28 930 £60,000 -4.00% 81
UK excluding London +43 674 £55,000 - 60
London +30 353 £70,000 +3.70% 27
South East +30 202 £58,497 -2.51% 15
Work from Home -53 142 £58,497 -19.31% 11
North of England +56 139 £54,000 +8.00% 17
Midlands -5 108 £49,500 -20.80% 14
Scotland +50 95 £60,000 +4.35% 6
West Midlands +8 74 £48,500 -20.82% 14
Yorkshire +23 62 £49,250 -10.45% 4
East of England +40 60 £45,000 -10.00% 4
South West -43 58 £63,000 +26.00% 4
North West +44 54 £55,043 +14.67% 8
East Midlands -3 32 £55,000 -15.38%
North East +22 23 £46,922 +21.09% 5
Wales +33 8 £55,144 +37.86% 1
Northern Ireland +8 6 £63,500 +15.45%

For the 6 months to 9 May 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.

1 524 (46.62%) Social Skills
2 484 (43.06%) Agile Software Development
3 260 (23.13%) Problem-Solving
4 253 (22.51%) Finance
5 247 (21.98%) Stakeholder Management
6 222 (19.75%) Project Management
7 203 (18.06%) Degree
8 188 (16.73%) Microsoft
9 164 (14.59%) Continuous Improvement
10 153 (13.61%) Azure
11 151 (13.43%) Analytical Skills
12 137 (12.19%) DevOps
13 132 (11.74%) Presentation Skills
14 130 (11.57%) SDLC
15 129 (11.48%) Project Delivery
15 129 (11.48%) SQL
15 129 (11.48%) Analytics
16 128 (11.39%) Management Information System
16 128 (11.39%) Marketing
17 119 (10.59%) Change Management
18 118 (10.50%) Mentoring
19 116 (10.32%) ITIL
20 115 (10.23%) Organisational Skills
21 104 (9.25%) Test Automation
22 99 (8.81%) Coaching
22 99 (8.81%) Validation
22 99 (8.81%) Decision-Making
23 98 (8.72%) QA
24 93 (8.27%) SaaS
25 91 (8.10%) Security Cleared

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 21 (1.87%) CMS
1 21 (1.87%) SharePoint
2 18 (1.60%) Apache Spark
3 16 (1.42%) Confluence
4 14 (1.25%) SAS
5 12 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
5 12 (1.07%) WebSphere
5 12 (1.07%) WebSphere Application Server
6 9 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 9 (0.80%) Red Hat Fuse
7 8 (0.71%) Drupal
8 7 (0.62%) OpenStack
9 5 (0.44%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.27%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.18%) Apache
12 2 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.18%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.089%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 47 (4.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 46 (4.09%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (1.96%) MS Visio
4 19 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 17 (1.51%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.36%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.18%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.089%) InVision
10 1 (0.089%) Sketch
10 1 (0.089%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 36 (3.20%) Oracle ERP
2 18 (1.60%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (1.07%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 10 (0.89%) Loan IQ
5 9 (0.80%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 8 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
8 4 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.36%) Magento
9 3 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 3 (0.27%) SAP Hybris
10 2 (0.18%) SAP HCM
11 1 (0.089%) Dynamics AX
11 1 (0.089%) Eikon
11 1 (0.089%) Infor M3
11 1 (0.089%) Oracle Cash Management
11 1 (0.089%) Oracle Receivables
11 1 (0.089%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 153 (13.61%) Azure
2 93 (8.27%) SaaS
3 79 (7.03%) AWS
4 48 (4.27%) GCP
5 36 (3.20%) PaaS
6 31 (2.76%) Power Platform
7 24 (2.14%) Serverless
8 23 (2.05%) Microsoft 365
9 20 (1.78%) IaaS
10 16 (1.42%) Trello
11 15 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
11 15 (1.33%) GitHub
12 12 (1.07%) Boomi
13 10 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
14 9 (0.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 9 (0.80%) Amazon GuardDuty
15 8 (0.71%) Azure Data Factory
16 7 (0.62%) Google Analytics
17 6 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
17 6 (0.53%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.40%) WAN
2 25 (2.22%) LAN
3 23 (2.05%) Software-Defined Radio
4 18 (1.60%) Internet
5 16 (1.42%) Firewall
6 14 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
7 11 (0.98%) DNS
7 11 (0.98%) HTTP
7 11 (0.98%) VPN
8 9 (0.80%) Wireless
9 8 (0.71%) OSPF
10 7 (0.62%) Network Security
10 7 (0.62%) TCP/IP
11 6 (0.53%) BGP
11 6 (0.53%) DHCP
11 6 (0.53%) DSL
11 6 (0.53%) IPsec
11 6 (0.53%) MPLS
11 6 (0.53%) VXLAN
12 5 (0.44%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (8.10%) SQL Server
2 43 (3.83%) Big Data
3 34 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
4 25 (2.22%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 25 (2.22%) Power BI
5 23 (2.05%) Tableau
6 22 (1.96%) Geospatial Data
7 21 (1.87%) MySQL
8 19 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
9 18 (1.60%) Oracle Reports
10 16 (1.42%) Relational Database
11 15 (1.33%) MongoDB
12 14 (1.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 13 (1.16%) NoSQL
13 13 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 12 (1.07%) Oracle ODI
15 11 (0.98%) Base SAS
15 11 (0.98%) Data Lake
16 9 (0.80%) BigQuery
17 8 (0.71%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 63 (5.60%) JIRA
2 57 (5.07%) MSTest
2 57 (5.07%) NUnit
3 55 (4.89%) Selenium
4 51 (4.54%) SpecFlow
5 39 (3.47%) Git (software)
6 24 (2.14%) Jenkins
7 16 (1.42%) Eclipse
7 16 (1.42%) Oracle Forms
7 16 (1.42%) Rational Team Concert
8 15 (1.33%) PHPUnit
8 15 (1.33%) Rational Quality Manager
8 15 (1.33%) Rational Rhapsody
9 13 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 12 (1.07%) Oracle APEX
11 11 (0.98%) Cucumber
12 10 (0.89%) SonarQube
13 7 (0.62%) JMeter
14 6 (0.53%) Gatling
15 5 (0.44%) Rational DOORS
General
1 524 (46.62%) Social Skills
2 253 (22.51%) Finance
3 151 (13.43%) Analytical Skills
4 132 (11.74%) Presentation Skills
5 128 (11.39%) Marketing
6 115 (10.23%) Organisational Skills
7 77 (6.85%) Public Sector
8 62 (5.52%) Banking
9 60 (5.34%) Telecoms
10 59 (5.25%) Retail
11 52 (4.63%) Legal
12 50 (4.45%) Pharmaceutical
13 41 (3.65%) Law
14 35 (3.11%) Electronics
15 19 (1.69%) Manufacturing
16 14 (1.25%) Games
16 14 (1.25%) Investment Banking
17 13 (1.16%) Aerospace
18 12 (1.07%) Military
19 11 (0.98%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 143 (12.72%) Architect
2 135 (12.01%) Analyst
3 89 (7.92%) Project Manager
4 54 (4.80%) Developer
5 53 (4.72%) Business Analyst
6 51 (4.54%) Consultant
7 49 (4.36%) Software Test Engineer
7 49 (4.36%) Solutions Architect
7 49 (4.36%) Test Engineer
8 44 (3.91%) Software Engineer
9 42 (3.74%) Delivery Manager
10 38 (3.38%) IT Manager
11 37 (3.29%) Development Engineer
11 37 (3.29%) Software Development Engineer
11 37 (3.29%) Test Development Engineer
12 31 (2.76%) Data Manager
13 29 (2.58%) Senior Manager
14 28 (2.49%) Designer
14 28 (2.49%) Systems Architect
14 28 (2.49%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (3.38%) Middleware
2 37 (3.29%) Web Services
3 36 (3.20%) SOAP
4 30 (2.67%) HTML
5 29 (2.58%) REST
6 24 (2.14%) XML
7 23 (2.05%) .NET
8 22 (1.96%) CSS
9 20 (1.78%) RESTful
10 15 (1.33%) JTS
10 15 (1.33%) Laravel
10 15 (1.33%) Symfony
11 13 (1.16%) Java EE
11 13 (1.16%) Node.js
12 12 (1.07%) HTML5
12 12 (1.07%) OAuth
12 12 (1.07%) OpenID
12 12 (1.07%) XSLT
13 11 (0.98%) J2EE
14 10 (0.89%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 128 (11.39%) Management Information System
2 88 (7.83%) User Experience
3 76 (6.76%) Mobile App
4 57 (5.07%) EPoS
5 46 (4.09%) Self-Motivation
6 35 (3.11%) Cloud Native
7 29 (2.58%) Life Science
8 25 (2.22%) Data Centre
8 25 (2.22%) Public Cloud
9 18 (1.60%) Virtual Team
10 16 (1.42%) PMI
11 14 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
12 12 (1.07%) Biotechnology
13 10 (0.89%) Mainframe
13 10 (0.89%) NHS
14 9 (0.80%) Client/Server
14 9 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
14 9 (0.80%) New Media
15 8 (0.71%) Driving Licence
15 8 (0.71%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 41 (3.65%) Windows
2 36 (3.20%) Linux
3 29 (2.58%) Windows Server
4 16 (1.42%) Ubuntu
5 10 (0.89%) Windows 10
6 9 (0.80%) Windows Server 2019
7 7 (0.62%) Unix
8 4 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.27%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (0.18%) Android
10 2 (0.18%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.089%) CentOS
11 1 (0.089%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 484 (43.06%) Agile Software Development
2 260 (23.13%) Problem-Solving
3 247 (21.98%) Stakeholder Management
4 222 (19.75%) Project Management
5 164 (14.59%) Continuous Improvement
6 137 (12.19%) DevOps
7 130 (11.57%) SDLC
8 129 (11.48%) Analytics
8 129 (11.48%) Project Delivery
9 119 (10.59%) Change Management
10 118 (10.50%) Mentoring
11 116 (10.32%) ITIL
12 104 (9.25%) Test Automation
13 99 (8.81%) Coaching
13 99 (8.81%) Decision-Making
13 99 (8.81%) Validation
14 83 (7.38%) ERP
15 82 (7.30%) Business Intelligence
16 81 (7.21%) Scrum
17 75 (6.67%) Business Case
Programming Languages
1 129 (11.48%) SQL
2 81 (7.21%) Python
3 77 (6.85%) C#
4 61 (5.43%) Java
5 41 (3.65%) JavaScript
6 28 (2.49%) PHP
6 28 (2.49%) PL/SQL
7 19 (1.69%) C++
8 18 (1.60%) R
9 13 (1.16%) Bash Shell
10 12 (1.07%) Apex Code
11 11 (0.98%) SAS Macro
12 9 (0.80%) C
12 9 (0.80%) PowerShell
13 7 (0.62%) Java 8
14 5 (0.44%) Scala
15 4 (0.36%) Ruby
15 4 (0.36%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.27%) Korn
16 3 (0.27%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 203 (18.06%) Degree
2 91 (8.10%) Security Cleared
3 62 (5.52%) ISTQB
4 60 (5.34%) ISEB
4 60 (5.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 56 (4.98%) SC Cleared
6 35 (3.11%) BPSS Clearance
6 35 (3.11%) Oracle Certification
7 34 (3.02%) Computer Science Degree
8 23 (2.05%) Master's Degree
9 20 (1.78%) PMI Certification
10 17 (1.51%) CISSP
11 14 (1.25%) PMP
12 11 (0.98%) DV Cleared
13 10 (0.89%) CCNP
13 10 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
13 10 (0.89%) CISM
14 9 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 8 (0.71%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (8.72%) QA
2 51 (4.54%) GDPR
3 41 (3.65%) PMO
4 31 (2.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 22 (1.96%) NIST
6 16 (1.42%) Data Quality
6 16 (1.42%) PCI DSS
7 14 (1.25%) NCSC
8 13 (1.16%) Cyber Essentials
9 12 (1.07%) COBIT
10 11 (0.98%) CDISC
11 10 (0.89%) Dodd-Frank
11 10 (0.89%) EMIR
11 10 (0.89%) MiFID
12 8 (0.71%) Def Stans
13 6 (0.53%) NIST 800
14 3 (0.27%) Basel III
14 3 (0.27%) ISO 9001
14 3 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 3 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (3.56%) Docker
2 27 (2.40%) Firmware
3 13 (1.16%) Active Directory
4 12 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.53%) FreeRADIUS
6 5 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.44%) vSphere
7 4 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.18%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.18%) NDS
8 2 (0.18%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 38 (3.38%) Kubernetes
2 12 (1.07%) Terraform
3 9 (0.80%) Ansible
3 9 (0.80%) ZABBIX
4 6 (0.53%) FortiGate
5 3 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.18%) Grafana
6 2 (0.18%) Kibana
6 2 (0.18%) Puppet
6 2 (0.18%) SCCM
7 1 (0.089%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.089%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.089%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 1 (0.089%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.089%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.089%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.089%) PowerCLI
7 1 (0.089%) Rancher
Vendors
1 188 (16.73%) Microsoft
2 88 (7.83%) Oracle
3 40 (3.56%) Salesforce.com
3 40 (3.56%) SAP
4 29 (2.58%) EMC
5 24 (2.14%) Cisco
5 24 (2.14%) Google
6 22 (1.96%) IBM
7 18 (1.60%) MuleSoft
8 17 (1.51%) Databricks
8 17 (1.51%) VMware
9 14 (1.25%) PeopleSoft
10 13 (1.16%) Red Hat
11 12 (1.07%) JD Edwards
12 10 (0.89%) Murex
13 9 (0.80%) Adobe
13 9 (0.80%) hybris
13 9 (0.80%) Pega
13 9 (0.80%) Teradata
13 9 (0.80%) Workday