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The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Skills in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Social Skills over the 6 months to 26 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
UK
6 months to
26 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 2 3 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 40,462 19,263 19,057
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 24.61% 20.78% 20.80%
As % of the General category 38.07% 37.91% 37.88%
Number of salaries quoted 18,700 13,042 14,330
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £27,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Social 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 106,277 50,819 50,307
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 64.64% 54.81% 54.92%
Number of salaries quoted 51,282 35,615 38,868
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Social Skills
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Social Skills in the UK

Social Skills
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Social Skills in the UK

Social Skills
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Social Skills over the 6 months to 26 May 2022.

Salary histogram for Social Skills in the UK

Social Skills
Top 18 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Social Skills within the UK over the 6 months to 26 May 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 +1 33,493 £55,000 +4.76% 3,810
UK excluding London +1 17,814 £47,500 +5.56% 2,646
Work from Home +4 17,291 £58,000 +7.41% 1,571
London +3 17,156 £65,000 -3.70% 1,378
South East +2 4,791 £50,000 +3.09% 632
North of England +3 4,114 £47,500 +9.20% 634
Midlands +3 2,725 £46,000 +2.22% 448
East of England 0 2,439 £47,500 - 368
North West +2 2,137 £47,500 +5.56% 302
West Midlands +3 1,872 £47,000 +4.44% 267
South West +1 1,798 £45,000 +5.88% 325
Yorkshire +3 1,729 £47,500 +5.56% 245
Scotland +1 1,435 £52,500 +10.53% 160
East Midlands +2 837 £43,000 +1.18% 178
Wales +2 515 £45,083 +10.63% 69
North East +4 257 £40,000 +6.67% 87
Northern Ireland +6 114 £52,500 +17.98% 18
Channel Islands -1 25 £67,500 +3.85% 1

For the 6 months to 26 May 2022, IT jobs citing Social 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 Social Skills.

1 14,785 (36.54%) Agile
2 10,270 (25.38%) Finance
3 9,500 (23.48%) Problem-Solving
4 8,238 (20.36%) Degree
5 7,535 (18.62%) SQL
6 7,326 (18.11%) Analytical Skills
7 7,091 (17.53%) Azure
8 6,893 (17.04%) Microsoft
9 6,488 (16.03%) AWS
10 6,009 (14.85%) Software Engineering
11 5,993 (14.81%) Python
12 5,769 (14.26%) JavaScript
13 5,423 (13.40%) DevOps
14 5,036 (12.45%) Project Management
15 4,870 (12.04%) Java
16 4,851 (11.99%) Analytics
17 4,530 (11.20%) Mentoring
18 4,363 (10.78%) CI/CD
19 4,125 (10.19%) React
20 3,959 (9.78%) Scrum
21 3,899 (9.64%) Windows
22 3,837 (9.48%) Computer Science
23 3,756 (9.28%) C#
24 3,740 (9.24%) User Experience
25 3,514 (8.68%) Marketing
26 3,502 (8.66%) Test Automation
27 3,496 (8.64%) .NET
28 3,487 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
28 3,487 (8.62%) Git (software)
29 3,466 (8.57%) HTML

Social 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 1,185 (2.93%) SharePoint
2 969 (2.39%) Confluence
3 729 (1.80%) Apache Spark
4 617 (1.52%) Apache
5 581 (1.44%) SAS
6 502 (1.24%) CMS
7 476 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
8 336 (0.83%) IIS
9 321 (0.79%) Umbraco
10 316 (0.78%) MS Exchange
11 303 (0.75%) Apache Airflow
12 197 (0.49%) WordPress
13 173 (0.43%) nginx
14 154 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
15 102 (0.25%) Ethereum
15 102 (0.25%) Tomcat
16 85 (0.21%) WebSphere
17 80 (0.20%) Jupyter
18 75 (0.19%) Drupal
19 71 (0.18%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2,395 (5.92%) Microsoft Office
2 2,184 (5.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 1,027 (2.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 475 (1.17%) Sketch
5 450 (1.11%) Microsoft Project
6 430 (1.06%) MS Visio
7 269 (0.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 261 (0.65%) InVision
9 250 (0.62%) Photoshop
10 196 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
11 165 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
12 124 (0.31%) Zeplin
13 97 (0.24%) Adobe XD
14 94 (0.23%) Simulink
15 66 (0.16%) Adobe After Effects
16 58 (0.14%) InDesign
17 54 (0.13%) SPSS
18 51 (0.13%) CATIA
19 44 (0.11%) Maya
20 41 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 261 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 203 (0.50%) NetSuite
3 179 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
4 98 (0.24%) Magento
5 79 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
6 73 (0.18%) Sentinel
7 69 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
8 66 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
9 62 (0.15%) R3 Corda
10 56 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
11 54 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
12 52 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 48 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
13 48 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
13 48 (0.12%) Shopify
14 47 (0.12%) Oracle Clinical
15 46 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
16 45 (0.11%) SAP Business ByDesign
17 44 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
18 38 (0.094%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 7,091 (17.53%) Azure
2 6,488 (16.03%) AWS
3 2,483 (6.14%) SaaS
4 2,438 (6.03%) Microsoft 365
5 2,385 (5.89%) GCP
6 1,991 (4.92%) Power Platform
7 1,349 (3.33%) Serverless
8 1,169 (2.89%) GitHub
9 717 (1.77%) Figma
10 672 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
11 659 (1.63%) PaaS
12 570 (1.41%) AWS Lambda
13 506 (1.25%) Dynamics 365
14 488 (1.21%) IaaS
15 447 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
16 417 (1.03%) Amazon S3
17 397 (0.98%) Google Analytics
18 376 (0.93%) Slack
19 344 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
20 319 (0.79%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 1,257 (3.11%) Firewall
2 823 (2.03%) DNS
3 635 (1.57%) Internet
4 621 (1.53%) WAN
5 595 (1.47%) TCP/IP
6 587 (1.45%) DHCP
7 578 (1.43%) HTTP
8 540 (1.33%) LAN
9 526 (1.30%) VPN
10 341 (0.84%) Wireless
11 325 (0.80%) Network Security
12 299 (0.74%) VoIP
13 298 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
14 268 (0.66%) Broadband
15 235 (0.58%) VLAN
16 229 (0.57%) SAN
17 228 (0.56%) SSL
18 184 (0.45%) MPLS
19 165 (0.41%) SD-WAN
20 147 (0.36%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,781 (6.87%) SQL Server
2 1,796 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
3 1,677 (4.14%) Power BI
4 1,604 (3.96%) Relational Database
5 1,599 (3.95%) MySQL
6 1,554 (3.84%) NoSQL
7 1,351 (3.34%) Big Data
8 1,279 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
9 900 (2.22%) Tableau
10 816 (2.02%) MongoDB
11 596 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 561 (1.39%) Data Lake
13 524 (1.30%) Redis
14 446 (1.10%) Hadoop
15 411 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 380 (0.94%) BigQuery
17 364 (0.90%) Metadata
18 342 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 312 (0.77%) Oracle Database
20 293 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 3,487 (8.62%) Git (software)
2 2,628 (6.49%) JIRA
3 1,358 (3.36%) Jenkins
4 709 (1.75%) Selenium
5 633 (1.56%) GitLab
6 553 (1.37%) webpack
7 497 (1.23%) Cypress.io
8 418 (1.03%) Visual Studio
9 384 (0.95%) Cucumber
10 383 (0.95%) Bitbucket
11 329 (0.81%) Postman
12 299 (0.74%) Maven
13 290 (0.72%) JUnit
14 252 (0.62%) JMeter
15 242 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
16 228 (0.56%) CircleCI
17 219 (0.54%) Subversion
18 196 (0.48%) TeamCity
19 168 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
20 155 (0.38%) SpecFlow
General
1 10,270 (25.38%) Finance
2 7,326 (18.11%) Analytical Skills
3 3,514 (8.68%) Marketing
4 2,852 (7.05%) Retail
5 2,705 (6.69%) Presentation Skills
6 2,670 (6.60%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 2,442 (6.04%) Banking
8 2,243 (5.54%) Organisational Skills
9 2,015 (4.98%) Public Sector
10 1,754 (4.33%) Legal
11 1,666 (4.12%) Influencing Skills
12 1,604 (3.96%) Games
13 1,254 (3.10%) Manufacturing
14 1,248 (3.08%) Law
15 938 (2.32%) Automotive
16 906 (2.24%) Telecoms
17 903 (2.23%) Advertising
18 799 (1.97%) Pharmaceutical
19 502 (1.24%) Documentation Skills
20 484 (1.20%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6,156 (15.21%) Developer
2 5,474 (13.53%) Analyst
3 3,085 (7.62%) Software Engineer
4 2,475 (6.12%) Architect
5 1,667 (4.12%) Project Manager
6 1,638 (4.05%) Senior Developer
7 1,560 (3.86%) Consultant
8 1,424 (3.52%) Business Analyst
9 1,056 (2.61%) Senior Software Engineer
10 910 (2.25%) Senior Manager
10 910 (2.25%) Solutions Architect
11 872 (2.16%) Data Engineer
12 853 (2.11%) DevOps Engineer
13 816 (2.02%) Support Engineer
14 797 (1.97%) Designer
15 789 (1.95%) Product Manager
16 778 (1.92%) Software Developer
17 767 (1.90%) Support Analyst
18 758 (1.87%) Senior Analyst
19 741 (1.83%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,125 (10.19%) React
2 3,496 (8.64%) .NET
3 3,466 (8.57%) HTML
4 3,260 (8.06%) CSS
5 2,734 (6.76%) Node.js
6 1,825 (4.51%) REST
7 1,820 (4.50%) AngularJS
8 1,389 (3.43%) RESTful
9 1,337 (3.30%) Kafka
10 1,191 (2.94%) ASP.NET
11 1,156 (2.86%) Spring
12 1,082 (2.67%) Web Services
13 1,032 (2.55%) HTML5
14 866 (2.14%) GraphQL
15 862 (2.13%) Spring Boot
16 846 (2.09%) JSON
17 831 (2.05%) Sass
18 808 (2.00%) XML
19 763 (1.89%) Vue.js
20 760 (1.88%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 3,740 (9.24%) User Experience
2 3,078 (7.61%) Self-Motivation
3 1,700 (4.20%) Management Information System
4 1,354 (3.35%) Algorithms
5 1,288 (3.18%) Mobile App
6 1,211 (2.99%) Virtual Team
7 785 (1.94%) Cloud Native
8 735 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
9 727 (1.80%) Data Structures
10 675 (1.67%) Data Centre
11 657 (1.62%) Life Science
12 646 (1.60%) Social Media
13 641 (1.58%) IoT
14 601 (1.49%) Public Cloud
15 593 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
16 528 (1.30%) Blockchain
17 391 (0.97%) Blog
18 385 (0.95%) NHS
19 382 (0.94%) Driving Licence
20 346 (0.86%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 3,899 (9.64%) Windows
2 3,301 (8.16%) Linux
3 1,089 (2.69%) Windows Server
4 1,055 (2.61%) Android
5 884 (2.18%) Windows 10
6 847 (2.09%) Apple iOS
7 806 (1.99%) Unix
8 340 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
9 278 (0.69%) Windows Server 2016
10 277 (0.68%) Mac OS
11 195 (0.48%) Windows 7
12 179 (0.44%) Windows Server 2019
13 164 (0.41%) Ubuntu
14 132 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
15 130 (0.32%) CentOS
16 127 (0.31%) Mac OS X
17 109 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 106 (0.26%) VMS
19 60 (0.15%) Windows 8
20 56 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14,785 (36.54%) Agile
2 9,500 (23.48%) Problem-Solving
3 6,009 (14.85%) Software Engineering
4 5,423 (13.40%) DevOps
5 5,036 (12.45%) Project Management
6 4,851 (11.99%) Analytics
7 4,530 (11.20%) Mentoring
8 4,363 (10.78%) CI/CD
9 3,959 (9.78%) Scrum
10 3,837 (9.48%) Computer Science
11 3,502 (8.66%) Test Automation
12 3,487 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
13 3,197 (7.90%) Microservices
14 3,082 (7.62%) Coaching
15 2,884 (7.13%) Business Intelligence
16 2,834 (7.00%) Continuous Improvement
17 2,821 (6.97%) Decision-Making
18 2,594 (6.41%) Full Stack Development
19 2,573 (6.36%) ITIL
20 2,524 (6.24%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7,535 (18.62%) SQL
2 5,993 (14.81%) Python
3 5,769 (14.26%) JavaScript
4 4,870 (12.04%) Java
5 3,756 (9.28%) C#
6 2,340 (5.78%) TypeScript
7 1,507 (3.72%) C
8 1,363 (3.37%) C++
9 1,129 (2.79%) PHP
10 1,127 (2.79%) R
11 1,049 (2.59%) PowerShell
12 957 (2.37%) Go
13 831 (2.05%) Ruby
14 748 (1.85%) Kotlin
15 718 (1.77%) T-SQL
16 682 (1.69%) Bash
17 677 (1.67%) Scala
18 469 (1.16%) ES6
19 340 (0.84%) MATLAB
20 328 (0.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8,238 (20.36%) Degree
2 1,984 (4.90%) Security Cleared
3 1,641 (4.06%) Computer Science Degree
4 1,324 (3.27%) SC Cleared
5 666 (1.65%) Master's Degree
6 606 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 501 (1.24%) PMI Certification
8 432 (1.07%) CISSP
9 414 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
10 411 (1.02%) DBS Check
11 343 (0.85%) DV Cleared
12 323 (0.80%) ISTQB
13 319 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
14 317 (0.78%) PhD
15 264 (0.65%) PMP
16 238 (0.59%) CCNA
17 230 (0.57%) ISEB
18 215 (0.53%) CISM
18 215 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
19 214 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2,857 (7.06%) QA
2 1,199 (2.96%) SLA
3 1,004 (2.48%) GDPR
4 886 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 739 (1.83%) Accessibility
6 650 (1.61%) Data Quality
7 559 (1.38%) PMO
8 506 (1.25%) Cyber Essentials
9 399 (0.99%) NIST
10 375 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 213 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 200 (0.49%) Good Clinical Practice
13 158 (0.39%) CDISC
14 149 (0.37%) PCI DSS
15 124 (0.31%) COBIT
16 109 (0.27%) GRC
17 106 (0.26%) SOC 2
18 90 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
19 81 (0.20%) 21 CFR Part 11
20 73 (0.18%) NCSC
System Software
1 3,374 (8.34%) Docker
2 2,150 (5.31%) Active Directory
3 752 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 343 (0.85%) Hyper-V
5 210 (0.52%) Firmware
6 162 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
7 153 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
8 137 (0.34%) vSphere
9 106 (0.26%) XenApp
10 97 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
11 64 (0.16%) XenDesktop
12 48 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
13 36 (0.089%) LXC
14 33 (0.082%) BitLocker
14 33 (0.082%) Oracle RAC
15 29 (0.072%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 26 (0.064%) VMware NSX
17 25 (0.062%) Terminal Services
18 24 (0.059%) VMware Workstation
19 23 (0.057%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3,188 (7.88%) Kubernetes
2 1,946 (4.81%) Terraform
3 1,042 (2.58%) Ansible
4 437 (1.08%) SCCM
5 349 (0.86%) Puppet
6 343 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
7 305 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
8 235 (0.58%) Grafana
9 215 (0.53%) Prometheus
10 177 (0.44%) Docker Swarm
11 122 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
12 100 (0.25%) Kibana
13 88 (0.22%) Istio
13 88 (0.22%) Jamf Pro
14 79 (0.20%) SCOM
15 76 (0.19%) WSUS
16 64 (0.16%) FortiGate
17 63 (0.16%) HP ALM
17 63 (0.16%) logstash
18 58 (0.14%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 6,893 (17.04%) Microsoft
2 2,348 (5.80%) Google
3 1,568 (3.88%) Oracle
4 1,392 (3.44%) Salesforce.com
5 1,055 (2.61%) VMware
6 999 (2.47%) SAP
7 941 (2.33%) Adobe
8 891 (2.20%) Cisco
9 577 (1.43%) Apple
10 533 (1.32%) Citrix
11 440 (1.09%) IBM
12 383 (0.95%) ServiceNow
13 348 (0.86%) Databricks
14 315 (0.78%) Northgate
15 290 (0.72%) Bloomberg
15 290 (0.72%) Facebook
16 280 (0.69%) HP
17 277 (0.68%) NEC
18 252 (0.62%) Atlassian
19 248 (0.61%) Splunk