Period
to 5 May 2021

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

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
UK
6 months to
5 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 17,826 21,450 34,904
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 20.31% 20.86% 23.72%
As % of the General category 38.00% 38.34% 42.12%
Number of salaries quoted 12,464 16,074 25,392
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,733 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £32,575
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £72,000 £68,750 £65,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +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 46,905 55,952 82,865
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.43% 54.42% 56.32%
Number of salaries quoted 33,841 43,264 63,026
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,750 £37,450
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% -

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 5 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Social Skills in the UK

Social Skills
Top 19 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 5 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 -1 15,727 £52,500 +5.00% 2,202
UK excluding London -1 9,894 £45,000 - 1,615
London -2 6,329 £65,000 +8.33% 743
Work from Home +2 3,117 £55,000 - 386
South East -1 2,796 £49,500 +4.21% 407
North of England -1 2,335 £43,500 +0.54% 408
Midlands -1 1,604 £45,000 - 300
South West 0 1,359 £42,500 - 163
North West -1 1,124 £45,000 - 214
West Midlands -3 1,073 £45,000 -5.26% 174
Yorkshire -1 1,010 £45,000 +4.65% 138
East of England -1 827 £46,913 +4.25% 163
Scotland 0 711 £46,500 +3.33% 125
East Midlands -2 525 £42,500 -5.56% 121
Wales +5 212 £40,750 -4.12% 39
North East -3 201 £38,500 +2.67% 56
Northern Ireland -10 63 £40,000 - 10
Isle of Man -6 21 - - 1
Channel Islands +11 8 £65,000 +120.34% 1

For the 6 months to 5 May 2021, 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 5,365 (30.10%) Agile Software Development
2 3,847 (21.58%) Finance
3 3,700 (20.76%) Problem-Solving
4 3,374 (18.93%) Microsoft
5 3,016 (16.92%) SQL
6 2,884 (16.18%) Azure
7 2,847 (15.97%) Degree
8 2,675 (15.01%) Analytical Skills
9 2,350 (13.18%) JavaScript
10 2,244 (12.59%) Windows
11 2,230 (12.51%) AWS
12 2,153 (12.08%) Project Management
13 2,085 (11.70%) DevOps
14 2,064 (11.58%) Python
15 2,017 (11.31%) Java
16 1,824 (10.23%) C#
17 1,693 (9.50%) Software Engineering
18 1,577 (8.85%) Linux
19 1,570 (8.81%) .NET
20 1,565 (8.78%) Stakeholder Management
21 1,495 (8.39%) Scrum
22 1,480 (8.30%) HTML
23 1,471 (8.25%) Mentoring
24 1,450 (8.13%) Microsoft 365
25 1,395 (7.83%) SQL Server
26 1,380 (7.74%) Analytics
27 1,376 (7.72%) Active Directory
28 1,370 (7.69%) Computer Science
29 1,356 (7.61%) CSS
30 1,321 (7.41%) ITIL

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
1 513 (2.88%) SharePoint
2 337 (1.89%) Confluence
3 290 (1.63%) CMS
4 255 (1.43%) MS Exchange
5 228 (1.28%) SAS
6 168 (0.94%) Apache
6 168 (0.94%) IIS
7 159 (0.89%) WordPress
8 150 (0.84%) Apache Spark
9 131 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
10 79 (0.44%) Tomcat
11 72 (0.40%) Skype for Business
12 68 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 63 (0.35%) Umbraco
14 59 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
15 57 (0.32%) Drupal
16 52 (0.29%) nginx
17 43 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
18 41 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 38 (0.21%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1,031 (5.78%) Microsoft Office
2 898 (5.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 361 (2.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 184 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
5 175 (0.98%) MS Visio
6 121 (0.68%) Sketch
7 118 (0.66%) Photoshop
8 95 (0.53%) InVision
9 89 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
10 85 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
11 71 (0.40%) Figma
12 51 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 46 (0.26%) Simulink
14 35 (0.20%) Adobe Premiere
15 21 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
15 21 (0.12%) AutoCAD
16 19 (0.11%) SPSS
17 17 (0.095%) Adobe XD
17 17 (0.095%) Zeplin
18 16 (0.090%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 184 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 139 (0.78%) NetSuite
3 129 (0.72%) SAP S/4HANA
4 81 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
5 71 (0.40%) Magento
6 68 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
7 64 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
8 49 (0.27%) Shopify
9 47 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
10 43 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
11 42 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
12 39 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
13 38 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 32 (0.18%) SAP Business One
15 29 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
15 29 (0.16%) SAP SD
16 27 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
16 27 (0.15%) SAP FI
17 25 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
17 25 (0.14%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 2,884 (16.18%) Azure
2 2,230 (12.51%) AWS
3 1,450 (8.13%) Microsoft 365
4 963 (5.40%) SaaS
5 808 (4.53%) Power Platform
6 693 (3.89%) GCP
7 370 (2.08%) Serverless
8 342 (1.92%) GitHub
9 309 (1.73%) Azure Active Directory
10 299 (1.68%) Dynamics 365
11 291 (1.63%) PaaS
12 230 (1.29%) IaaS
13 215 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
14 186 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
15 182 (1.02%) AWS Lambda
16 129 (0.72%) PowerApps
17 118 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
18 110 (0.62%) Amazon S3
19 96 (0.54%) Azure Data Factory
20 93 (0.52%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 779 (4.37%) Firewall
2 421 (2.36%) DNS
3 372 (2.09%) TCP/IP
4 366 (2.05%) WAN
5 351 (1.97%) LAN
6 346 (1.94%) Internet
7 334 (1.87%) VPN
8 293 (1.64%) DHCP
9 234 (1.31%) Wireless
10 210 (1.18%) VoIP
11 204 (1.14%) Network Security
12 196 (1.10%) HTTP
13 172 (0.96%) VLAN
14 158 (0.89%) SAN
15 139 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
16 98 (0.55%) MPLS
17 97 (0.54%) Skype
18 92 (0.52%) BGP
19 85 (0.48%) NAS
20 83 (0.47%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,395 (7.83%) SQL Server
2 674 (3.78%) Power BI
3 608 (3.41%) MySQL
4 509 (2.86%) Relational Database
5 496 (2.78%) NoSQL
6 460 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
7 376 (2.11%) Big Data
8 360 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
9 322 (1.81%) MongoDB
10 321 (1.80%) Tableau
11 290 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 259 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 196 (1.10%) Redis
14 143 (0.80%) Data Lake
15 140 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 138 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
17 135 (0.76%) Hadoop
18 131 (0.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 109 (0.61%) Oracle Database
20 107 (0.60%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1,260 (7.07%) Git (software)
2 928 (5.21%) JIRA
3 668 (3.75%) Jenkins
4 336 (1.88%) Selenium
5 244 (1.37%) Visual Studio
6 192 (1.08%) TeamCity
7 177 (0.99%) GitLab
8 167 (0.94%) Bitbucket
9 163 (0.91%) Subversion
10 160 (0.90%) Maven
11 141 (0.79%) Cucumber
12 136 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
13 125 (0.70%) Postman
14 118 (0.66%) webpack
15 112 (0.63%) Artifactory
16 105 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 105 (0.59%) Cypress.io
17 103 (0.58%) JMeter
18 102 (0.57%) Gradle
19 90 (0.50%) SpecFlow
General
1 3,847 (21.58%) Finance
2 2,675 (15.01%) Analytical Skills
3 1,214 (6.81%) Marketing
4 1,208 (6.78%) Presentation Skills
5 993 (5.57%) Organisational Skills
6 809 (4.54%) Retail
7 700 (3.93%) Legal
8 679 (3.81%) Banking
9 651 (3.65%) Public Sector
10 588 (3.30%) Manufacturing
11 552 (3.10%) Games
12 550 (3.09%) Telecoms
13 549 (3.08%) Law
14 510 (2.86%) Influencing Skills
15 449 (2.52%) Pharmaceutical
16 282 (1.58%) Electronics
17 223 (1.25%) Automotive
18 193 (1.08%) Front Office
19 184 (1.03%) Advertising
20 150 (0.84%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 3,320 (18.62%) Developer
2 2,520 (14.14%) Analyst
3 1,045 (5.86%) Architect
4 939 (5.27%) Consultant
5 757 (4.25%) Project Manager
6 745 (4.18%) Senior Developer
6 745 (4.18%) Software Engineer
7 597 (3.35%) Business Analyst
8 510 (2.86%) Support Engineer
9 467 (2.62%) Support Analyst
10 459 (2.57%) DevOps Engineer
11 407 (2.28%) IT Support
12 405 (2.27%) Java Developer
13 378 (2.12%) Junior
14 373 (2.09%) Software Developer
15 362 (2.03%) Solutions Architect
16 359 (2.01%) Administrator
17 345 (1.94%) IT Manager
18 343 (1.92%) Full Stack Developer
19 337 (1.89%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,570 (8.81%) .NET
2 1,480 (8.30%) HTML
3 1,356 (7.61%) CSS
4 1,062 (5.96%) React
5 796 (4.47%) REST
6 784 (4.40%) AngularJS
7 755 (4.24%) Node.js
8 565 (3.17%) RESTful
9 556 (3.12%) Web Services
10 473 (2.65%) HTML5
11 444 (2.49%) Spring
12 433 (2.43%) .NET Core
13 410 (2.30%) .NET Framework
14 406 (2.28%) XML
15 399 (2.24%) ASP.NET
16 397 (2.23%) jQuery
17 357 (2.00%) Vue.js
18 343 (1.92%) JSON
19 269 (1.51%) CSS3
20 262 (1.47%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 1,148 (6.44%) User Experience
2 1,137 (6.38%) Self-Motivation
3 962 (5.40%) Management Information System
4 520 (2.92%) Mobile App
5 383 (2.15%) Algorithms
6 347 (1.95%) Greenfield Project
7 326 (1.83%) Data Centre
8 304 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
9 279 (1.57%) Data Structures
10 249 (1.40%) Life Science
11 248 (1.39%) Public Cloud
12 219 (1.23%) Driving Licence
13 198 (1.11%) Social Media
14 165 (0.93%) Virtual Team
15 164 (0.92%) Hedge funds
16 142 (0.80%) Derivative
17 132 (0.74%) Blog
18 131 (0.73%) NHS
19 125 (0.70%) Cloud Native
20 123 (0.69%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 2,244 (12.59%) Windows
2 1,577 (8.85%) Linux
3 838 (4.70%) Windows Server
4 560 (3.14%) Windows 10
5 453 (2.54%) Android
6 353 (1.98%) Unix
7 328 (1.84%) Apple iOS
8 234 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 188 (1.05%) Windows Server 2016
10 185 (1.04%) Windows 7
11 120 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
12 114 (0.64%) Windows Server 2019
13 113 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 89 (0.50%) Ubuntu
15 74 (0.42%) Mac OS
16 66 (0.37%) CentOS
17 45 (0.25%) Windows 8
18 42 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
19 38 (0.21%) Mac OS X
20 37 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,365 (30.10%) Agile Software Development
2 3,700 (20.76%) Problem-Solving
3 2,153 (12.08%) Project Management
4 2,085 (11.70%) DevOps
5 1,693 (9.50%) Software Engineering
6 1,565 (8.78%) Stakeholder Management
7 1,495 (8.39%) Scrum
8 1,471 (8.25%) Mentoring
9 1,380 (7.74%) Analytics
10 1,370 (7.69%) Computer Science
11 1,321 (7.41%) ITIL
12 1,247 (7.00%) Test Automation
13 1,237 (6.94%) Business Intelligence
14 1,105 (6.20%) Microservices
15 1,073 (6.02%) Continuous Improvement
16 952 (5.34%) Coaching
17 931 (5.22%) Project Delivery
18 926 (5.19%) SDLC
19 867 (4.86%) Time Management
20 865 (4.85%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 3,016 (16.92%) SQL
2 2,350 (13.18%) JavaScript
3 2,064 (11.58%) Python
4 2,017 (11.31%) Java
5 1,824 (10.23%) C#
6 675 (3.79%) C
7 656 (3.68%) C++
8 605 (3.39%) PHP
9 580 (3.25%) PowerShell
10 557 (3.12%) TypeScript
11 357 (2.00%) T-SQL
12 311 (1.74%) Bash Shell
13 288 (1.62%) Go
14 242 (1.36%) R
15 232 (1.30%) Ruby
16 188 (1.05%) Java 8
17 171 (0.96%) Scala
18 157 (0.88%) Kotlin
19 134 (0.75%) ES6
20 126 (0.71%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2,847 (15.97%) Degree
2 791 (4.44%) Security Cleared
3 619 (3.47%) Computer Science Degree
4 498 (2.79%) SC Cleared
5 271 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 244 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
7 237 (1.33%) CISSP
8 196 (1.10%) PhD
9 172 (0.96%) Master's Degree
10 156 (0.88%) CISM
11 147 (0.82%) PMI Certification
12 135 (0.76%) CCNP
13 126 (0.71%) PMP
14 122 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
15 119 (0.67%) CCNA
16 113 (0.63%) MCSE
17 107 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
18 106 (0.59%) DV Cleared
19 99 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 98 (0.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,098 (6.16%) QA
2 606 (3.40%) SLA
3 528 (2.96%) GDPR
4 376 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 265 (1.49%) PMO
6 264 (1.48%) Data Quality
7 144 (0.81%) NIST
8 98 (0.55%) PCI DSS
9 88 (0.49%) CDISC
9 88 (0.49%) COBIT
10 71 (0.40%) Good Clinical Practice
11 63 (0.35%) GRC
12 60 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
12 60 (0.34%) ISO 9001
13 57 (0.32%) NCSC
14 46 (0.26%) WCAG
15 45 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 44 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 42 (0.24%) JSP 440
18 40 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,376 (7.72%) Active Directory
2 1,267 (7.11%) Docker
3 558 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 320 (1.80%) Hyper-V
5 109 (0.61%) Firmware
6 94 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
7 88 (0.49%) vSphere
8 67 (0.38%) XenApp
9 66 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
10 62 (0.35%) XenDesktop
11 48 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
12 35 (0.20%) BitLocker
12 35 (0.20%) VMware NSX
13 29 (0.16%) Terminal Server
14 27 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
15 24 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
16 20 (0.11%) NFS
16 20 (0.11%) RHEV
17 18 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
18 17 (0.095%) KVM
Systems Management
1 952 (5.34%) Kubernetes
2 694 (3.89%) Terraform
3 544 (3.05%) Ansible
4 284 (1.59%) Puppet
5 262 (1.47%) SCCM
6 220 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
7 164 (0.92%) Microsoft Intune
8 100 (0.56%) Grafana
9 85 (0.48%) Prometheus
10 67 (0.38%) Docker Swarm
11 60 (0.34%) Packer
12 58 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
13 45 (0.25%) Consul
14 43 (0.24%) Graphite
14 43 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
15 41 (0.23%) Rancher
16 38 (0.21%) FortiGate
17 37 (0.21%) Nagios
18 31 (0.17%) WSUS
19 29 (0.16%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 3,374 (18.93%) Microsoft
2 879 (4.93%) Oracle
3 856 (4.80%) VMware
4 656 (3.68%) SAP
5 618 (3.47%) Google
6 574 (3.22%) Salesforce.com
7 515 (2.89%) Cisco
8 363 (2.04%) Citrix
9 303 (1.70%) Adobe
10 276 (1.55%) IBM
11 214 (1.20%) ServiceNow
12 149 (0.84%) HP
13 145 (0.81%) Apple
14 129 (0.72%) Twitter
15 125 (0.70%) Veeam
16 118 (0.66%) Splunk
17 115 (0.65%) Atlassian
17 115 (0.65%) Palo Alto
18 109 (0.61%) Red Hat
19 100 (0.56%) JD Edwards