Social Science
UK

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 29 February 2024 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

6 months to
29 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 796 965 1103
Rank change year-on-year +169 +138 -275
Permanent jobs citing Social Science 29 54 66
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.036% 0.048% 0.047%
As % of the General category 0.058% 0.070% 0.076%
Number of salaries quoted 14 16 17
10th Percentile £39,811 £35,687 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,286 £41,374 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £44,343 £62,015 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -28.50% +37.81% +6.87%
75th Percentile £49,212 £65,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £61,471 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,000 - £70,000
% change year-on-year - - +66.25%

All General Skills
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 49,768 77,163 86,961
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 61.26% 68.95% 61.33%
Number of salaries quoted 35,444 42,941 49,441
10th Percentile £27,500 £32,500 £32,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,250 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.71% +0.42% +9.09%
75th Percentile £73,750 £82,500 £78,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £101,250 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% +5.26%

Social Science
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Social Science in the UK

Social Science
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Social Science.

Salary trend for Social Science in the UK

Social Science
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Social Science over the 6 months to 29 February 2024.

Salary histogram for Social Science in the UK

Social Science
Top 5 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 29 February 2024. 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
UK excluding London +128 16 £36,000 - 4
Scotland - 16 £36,000 -
England +189 13 £44,343 -28.50% 11
London +171 13 £44,343 -28.50% 6
Work from Home +99 12 £44,343 -31.78% 7

Social Science
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.34%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Salesforce CRM
2 1 (3.45%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 15 (51.72%) Figma
1 15 (51.72%) SurveyMonkey
2 5 (17.24%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (17.24%) GitHub
3 3 (10.34%) Microsoft 365
4 2 (6.90%) Azure
5 1 (3.45%) Azure Functions
5 1 (3.45%) Azure Logic Apps
5 1 (3.45%) OneDrive
5 1 (3.45%) Power Automate
5 1 (3.45%) Power Platform
5 1 (3.45%) PowerApps
5 1 (3.45%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (27.59%) DTS
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MSI
General
1 17 (58.62%) Marketing
2 16 (55.17%) Finance
2 16 (55.17%) Inclusion and Diversity
2 16 (55.17%) Law
3 7 (24.14%) Social Skills
4 5 (17.24%) Publishing
5 1 (3.45%) Legal
5 1 (3.45%) Public Sector
5 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (51.72%) Lead
2 5 (17.24%) Support Officer
3 2 (6.90%) CRM Officer
3 2 (6.90%) Project Manager
4 1 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Administrator
4 1 (3.45%) Information Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Information Systems Manager
4 1 (3.45%) IT Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) IT Support
4 1 (3.45%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft 365 Administrator
4 1 (3.45%) Senior IT Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Senior IT Support
4 1 (3.45%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Support Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Systems Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Technical Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Technical Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Management Information System
1 5 (17.24%) Private Cloud
2 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Cloud
2 1 (3.45%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (3.45%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
1 1 (3.45%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (55.17%) Project Planning
1 16 (55.17%) Roadmaps
2 15 (51.72%) Actionable Insight
2 15 (51.72%) Anthropology
2 15 (51.72%) Business Strategy
2 15 (51.72%) Cognitive Science
2 15 (51.72%) Data Sharing
2 15 (51.72%) Fintech
2 15 (51.72%) Information Architecture
2 15 (51.72%) Interaction Design
2 15 (51.72%) Objectives and Key Results
2 15 (51.72%) Product Management
2 15 (51.72%) Psychology
2 15 (51.72%) Qualitative Research
2 15 (51.72%) Service Design
2 15 (51.72%) User Experience
2 15 (51.72%) User Research
2 15 (51.72%) UX Research
3 5 (17.24%) Data Science
4 4 (13.79%) Economics
Programming Languages
1 15 (51.72%) R
2 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (68.97%) Degree
2 15 (51.72%) Master's Degree
2 15 (51.72%) PhD
3 1 (3.45%) DBS Check
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.45%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (51.72%) Qualtrics
2 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.90%) Salesforce