Period
to 15 November 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Science in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Social Science over the 6 months to 15 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Social Science
UK
6 months to
15 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1044 1125 1169
Rank change year-on-year +81 +44 +67
Permanent jobs citing Social Science 23 29 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.018% 0.026%
As % of the General category 0.043% 0.042% 0.057%
Number of salaries quoted 20 13 26
UK median annual salary £42,857 £52,500 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.37% +44.83% +14.33%
10th Percentile £23,000 £35,500 £30,500
90th Percentile £57,762 £66,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,840 - £32,500

Social Science 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 54,074 69,118 81,919
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.49% 42.41% 45.38%
Number of salaries quoted 40,816 53,197 59,880
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,850 £29,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £87,500 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +1.14%

Social Science
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Social Science as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Social Science in the UK

Social Science
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Social Science.

Salary trend for Social Science in the UK

Social Science
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Social Science over the 6 months to 15 November 2019.

Salary histogram for Social Science in the UK

Social Science
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Social Science within the UK over the 6 months to 15 November 2019. 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 +92 22 £42,857 -18.37% 5
London +66 15 £42,857 -18.37% 4
UK excluding London +87 8 £46,840 - 1
North of England +45 5 £57,275 -
East of England +77 2 £36,404 -
Yorkshire +3 2 £40,888 -
North West - 2 £57,275 -
Wales - 1 - -
North East - 1 £57,275 -

For the 6 months to 15 November 2019, IT jobs citing Social Science 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 Social Science.

1 20 (86.96%) Degree
2 9 (39.13%) Analytics
3 8 (34.78%) Humanities
4 7 (30.43%) Coaching
4 7 (30.43%) PhD
5 6 (26.09%) Machine Learning
6 5 (21.74%) Mathematics
6 5 (21.74%) HTML
6 5 (21.74%) Quantitative Research
6 5 (21.74%) Mentoring
7 4 (17.39%) Cognitive Psychology
7 4 (17.39%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 4 (17.39%) YouTube
7 4 (17.39%) XML
7 4 (17.39%) Python
7 4 (17.39%) Finance
7 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (17.39%) Data Management
7 4 (17.39%) Psychology
7 4 (17.39%) Market Research
8 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (13.04%) CAFM
8 3 (13.04%) QA
8 3 (13.04%) R
8 3 (13.04%) XPath
8 3 (13.04%) Taxonomies
8 3 (13.04%) Facilities Management
8 3 (13.04%) Management Information System
8 3 (13.04%) Workflow
8 3 (13.04%) CMS

Social Science
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 3 (13.04%) CMS
2 2 (8.70%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (4.35%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) SPSS
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.35%) Stata
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Big Data
1 2 (8.70%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) XMLSpy
General
1 8 (34.78%) Humanities
2 4 (17.39%) Finance
3 3 (13.04%) Law
3 3 (13.04%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (13.04%) Publishing
4 1 (4.35%) Dutch Language
4 1 (4.35%) French Language
4 1 (4.35%) German Language
4 1 (4.35%) Italian Language
4 1 (4.35%) Police
4 1 (4.35%) Portuguese Language
4 1 (4.35%) Public Sector
4 1 (4.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Analytics Manager
2 4 (17.39%) Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Junior
2 4 (17.39%) Senior User Researcher
2 4 (17.39%) User Researcher
3 3 (13.04%) Facilities Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Junior Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Systems Manager
3 3 (13.04%) XML Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Web Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Applications Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Applications Support
5 1 (4.35%) Cloud Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Data Scientist
5 1 (4.35%) Graduate
5 1 (4.35%) Head of Data Science
5 1 (4.35%) Research Fellow
5 1 (4.35%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) HTML
2 4 (17.39%) XML
3 3 (13.04%) CSS
3 3 (13.04%) XSLT
4 2 (8.70%) CSS3
4 2 (8.70%) Ember.js
4 2 (8.70%) HTML5
4 2 (8.70%) JSON
4 2 (8.70%) React
4 2 (8.70%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Digital Media
1 3 (13.04%) Management Information System
1 3 (13.04%) Taxonomies
2 2 (8.70%) Data Structures
2 2 (8.70%) Smart Energy
2 2 (8.70%) Smart Meter
2 2 (8.70%) User Experience
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Blog
3 1 (4.35%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Analytics
2 7 (30.43%) Coaching
3 6 (26.09%) Machine Learning
4 5 (21.74%) Mathematics
4 5 (21.74%) Mentoring
4 5 (21.74%) Quantitative Research
5 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (17.39%) Cognitive Psychology
5 4 (17.39%) Data Management
5 4 (17.39%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 4 (17.39%) Market Research
5 4 (17.39%) Psychology
6 3 (13.04%) CAFM
6 3 (13.04%) Data Science
6 3 (13.04%) Facilities Management
6 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2
6 3 (13.04%) Project Management
6 3 (13.04%) Validation
6 3 (13.04%) Workflow
7 2 (8.70%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) Python
2 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
2 3 (13.04%) R
2 3 (13.04%) XPath
2 3 (13.04%) XQuery
3 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (86.96%) Degree
2 7 (30.43%) PhD
3 3 (13.04%) Postgraduate
3 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) YouTube
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft