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

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
UK
6 months to
2 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 2 7 3
Rank change year-on-year +5 -4 0
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 31,834 10,100 29,657
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 24.68% 18.14% 22.08%
As % of the General category 41.55% 35.86% 40.13%
Number of salaries quoted 18,472 7,948 22,021
10th Percentile £28,500 £28,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,750 £37,500 £34,643
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.11% - +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 76,617 28,168 73,909
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 59.39% 50.59% 55.03%
Number of salaries quoted 47,562 22,901 56,933
10th Percentile £31,500 £32,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £42,012 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +2.94%
75th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £72,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.21% +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 2 December 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 2 December 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 +4 27,224 £55,000 +4.76% 5,859
UK excluding London +4 16,107 £45,500 +1.11% 4,034
London +7 12,117 £65,000 - 2,204
Work from Home +7 6,333 £57,500 +4.55% 1,154
South East +3 4,587 £50,000 - 934
North of England +4 3,842 £45,000 - 1,058
Midlands +5 2,682 £45,000 - 681
North West +7 2,070 £47,500 +5.56% 577
West Midlands +4 1,837 £47,500 +1.06% 436
East of England +2 1,825 £41,500 -2.35% 468
South West +4 1,651 £45,000 +3.45% 484
Yorkshire +4 1,493 £45,000 +5.88% 332
Scotland +4 1,014 £50,000 +11.11% 285
East Midlands +7 829 £41,500 -1.78% 241
Wales +4 417 £41,064 -3.38% 89
North East +2 285 £35,000 -22.22% 149
Northern Ireland +10 195 £47,500 +35.71% 36
Channel Islands - 17 £50,000 -
Isle of Man +2 5 £42,500 -19.05% 2

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 10,095 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
2 7,540 (23.69%) Problem-Solving
3 7,140 (22.43%) Finance
4 6,097 (19.15%) Microsoft
5 5,798 (18.21%) Degree
6 5,402 (16.97%) SQL
7 5,266 (16.54%) Azure
8 5,231 (16.43%) Analytical Skills
9 4,203 (13.20%) AWS
10 4,061 (12.76%) Project Management
11 4,051 (12.73%) JavaScript
12 3,780 (11.87%) DevOps
13 3,686 (11.58%) Java
14 3,425 (10.76%) Analytics
15 3,375 (10.60%) Windows
16 3,344 (10.50%) Python
17 3,156 (9.91%) Software Engineering
18 3,037 (9.54%) Scrum
19 2,873 (9.02%) Mentoring
20 2,840 (8.92%) C#
21 2,765 (8.69%) Computer Science
22 2,746 (8.63%) Retail
23 2,670 (8.39%) Stakeholder Management
24 2,477 (7.78%) .NET
25 2,431 (7.64%) Self-Motivation
26 2,389 (7.50%) React
27 2,372 (7.45%) Microsoft 365
28 2,356 (7.40%) Docker
29 2,313 (7.27%) HTML
30 2,218 (6.97%) CSS

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
1 897 (2.82%) SharePoint
2 645 (2.03%) Confluence
3 535 (1.68%) CMS
4 492 (1.55%) SAS
5 369 (1.16%) Apache Spark
6 347 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
7 315 (0.99%) MS Exchange
8 295 (0.93%) Apache
9 282 (0.89%) IIS
10 239 (0.75%) WordPress
11 141 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
12 137 (0.43%) nginx
13 125 (0.39%) Umbraco
14 117 (0.37%) WebLogic
15 106 (0.33%) Tomcat
16 86 (0.27%) Apache Airflow
17 84 (0.26%) EPiServer
18 82 (0.26%) Kentico
19 73 (0.23%) Headless CMS
20 68 (0.21%) Drupal
Applications
1 2,041 (6.41%) Microsoft Office
2 1,774 (5.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 860 (2.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 361 (1.13%) Microsoft Project
5 254 (0.80%) MS Visio
6 220 (0.69%) Figma
7 180 (0.57%) Sketch
8 175 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
9 121 (0.38%) InVision
10 108 (0.34%) Photoshop
11 88 (0.28%) Simulink
12 78 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
13 72 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 51 (0.16%) Adobe XD
15 37 (0.12%) InDesign
16 27 (0.085%) AutoCAD
17 22 (0.069%) Acrobat
18 20 (0.063%) Zeplin
19 17 (0.053%) Chatbot
19 17 (0.053%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 259 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 231 (0.73%) NetSuite
3 183 (0.57%) SAP S/4HANA
4 150 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
5 147 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
6 120 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
7 95 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
8 88 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 85 (0.27%) Magento
10 80 (0.25%) Oracle Clinical
11 77 (0.24%) SAP ERP
12 76 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
13 67 (0.21%) SAP MM
14 53 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
15 52 (0.16%) Shopify
16 50 (0.16%) Maximo
17 49 (0.15%) SAP Business ByDesign
17 49 (0.15%) SAP FI
18 46 (0.14%) SAP APO
18 46 (0.14%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 5,266 (16.54%) Azure
2 4,203 (13.20%) AWS
3 2,372 (7.45%) Microsoft 365
4 1,824 (5.73%) SaaS
5 1,476 (4.64%) Power Platform
6 1,458 (4.58%) GCP
7 1,025 (3.22%) Serverless
8 933 (2.93%) GitHub
9 556 (1.75%) PaaS
10 463 (1.45%) Dynamics 365
11 458 (1.44%) IaaS
12 354 (1.11%) AWS Lambda
13 321 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
14 299 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
15 270 (0.85%) PowerApps
16 253 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
17 252 (0.79%) OpenShift
18 239 (0.75%) Power Automate
19 236 (0.74%) Azure Data Factory
20 227 (0.71%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1,188 (3.73%) Firewall
2 838 (2.63%) DNS
3 649 (2.04%) WAN
4 592 (1.86%) TCP/IP
5 563 (1.77%) LAN
6 556 (1.75%) DHCP
7 528 (1.66%) Internet
8 511 (1.61%) VPN
9 448 (1.41%) HTTP
10 333 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
11 309 (0.97%) Wireless
12 282 (0.89%) VLAN
13 272 (0.85%) Broadband
14 256 (0.80%) Network Security
15 230 (0.72%) VoIP
16 222 (0.70%) MPLS
17 210 (0.66%) SAN
18 149 (0.47%) BGP
19 130 (0.41%) Ethernet
20 117 (0.37%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,165 (6.80%) SQL Server
2 1,206 (3.79%) MySQL
3 1,200 (3.77%) Power BI
4 1,168 (3.67%) Relational Database
5 1,011 (3.18%) NoSQL
6 998 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
7 840 (2.64%) PostgreSQL
8 824 (2.59%) Big Data
9 675 (2.12%) Tableau
10 602 (1.89%) MongoDB
11 437 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 415 (1.30%) Redis
13 391 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 374 (1.17%) RDBMS
15 366 (1.15%) Data Lake
16 336 (1.06%) Hadoop
17 308 (0.97%) Oracle Database
18 252 (0.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 242 (0.76%) Metadata
20 221 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2,085 (6.55%) Git (software)
2 1,662 (5.22%) JIRA
3 1,319 (4.14%) Jenkins
4 467 (1.47%) Selenium
5 343 (1.08%) GitLab
6 336 (1.06%) Maven
7 321 (1.01%) Visual Studio
8 294 (0.92%) webpack
9 238 (0.75%) Cucumber
10 237 (0.74%) Subversion
11 227 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
12 225 (0.71%) TeamCity
13 219 (0.69%) Bitbucket
14 175 (0.55%) Cypress.io
15 164 (0.52%) Postman
16 157 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 155 (0.49%) JMeter
17 155 (0.49%) JUnit
18 151 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
19 138 (0.43%) CircleCI
General
1 7,140 (22.43%) Finance
2 5,231 (16.43%) Analytical Skills
3 2,746 (8.63%) Retail
4 2,155 (6.77%) Presentation Skills
5 2,036 (6.40%) Marketing
6 1,902 (5.97%) Organisational Skills
7 1,397 (4.39%) Banking
8 1,125 (3.53%) Influencing Skills
9 1,030 (3.24%) Public Sector
10 1,001 (3.14%) Legal
11 996 (3.13%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 934 (2.93%) Law
13 927 (2.91%) Pharmaceutical
14 905 (2.84%) Telecoms
15 863 (2.71%) Games
16 849 (2.67%) Manufacturing
17 466 (1.46%) Advertising
18 458 (1.44%) Documentation Skills
19 328 (1.03%) Electronics
20 321 (1.01%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5,550 (17.43%) Developer
2 4,145 (13.02%) Analyst
3 1,909 (6.00%) Architect
4 1,750 (5.50%) Consultant
5 1,522 (4.78%) Project Manager
6 1,520 (4.77%) Software Engineer
7 1,148 (3.61%) Senior Developer
8 1,144 (3.59%) Business Analyst
9 848 (2.66%) Support Engineer
10 809 (2.54%) Java Developer
11 738 (2.32%) Support Analyst
12 725 (2.28%) IT Support
13 686 (2.15%) Solutions Architect
14 664 (2.09%) IT Manager
15 622 (1.95%) Software Developer
16 583 (1.83%) Full Stack Developer
16 583 (1.83%) Junior
17 568 (1.78%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 559 (1.76%) DevOps Engineer
19 554 (1.74%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,477 (7.78%) .NET
2 2,389 (7.50%) React
3 2,313 (7.27%) HTML
4 2,218 (6.97%) CSS
5 1,516 (4.76%) Node.js
6 1,395 (4.38%) REST
7 1,293 (4.06%) Web Services
8 1,213 (3.81%) AngularJS
9 1,027 (3.23%) Spring
10 924 (2.90%) RESTful
11 772 (2.43%) .NET Core
12 751 (2.36%) HTML5
13 650 (2.04%) XML
14 642 (2.02%) ASP.NET
14 642 (2.02%) Kafka
15 618 (1.94%) jQuery
16 605 (1.90%) GraphQL
17 574 (1.80%) Spring Boot
18 546 (1.72%) JSON
19 535 (1.68%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2,431 (7.64%) Self-Motivation
2 2,157 (6.78%) User Experience
3 1,559 (4.90%) Management Information System
4 919 (2.89%) Algorithms
5 695 (2.18%) Mobile App
6 656 (2.06%) Social Media
7 648 (2.04%) Data Structures
8 612 (1.92%) Life Science
9 578 (1.82%) Virtual Team
10 576 (1.81%) Data Centre
11 524 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
12 523 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
13 443 (1.39%) Public Cloud
14 401 (1.26%) Driving Licence
15 365 (1.15%) Cloud Native
16 254 (0.80%) EPoS
17 233 (0.73%) Blog
18 229 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
19 196 (0.62%) NHS
20 188 (0.59%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 3,375 (10.60%) Windows
2 1,950 (6.13%) Linux
3 1,123 (3.53%) Windows Server
4 857 (2.69%) Windows 10
5 674 (2.12%) Apple iOS
6 672 (2.11%) Android
7 540 (1.70%) Unix
8 301 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
9 291 (0.91%) Windows Server 2016
10 206 (0.65%) Windows 7
11 197 (0.62%) Windows Server 2019
12 187 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
13 165 (0.52%) Mac OS
14 116 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 100 (0.31%) Mac OS X
16 85 (0.27%) CentOS
17 84 (0.26%) Ubuntu
18 67 (0.21%) Solaris
19 61 (0.19%) Windows 8
20 57 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10,095 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
2 7,540 (23.69%) Problem-Solving
3 4,061 (12.76%) Project Management
4 3,780 (11.87%) DevOps
5 3,425 (10.76%) Analytics
6 3,156 (9.91%) Software Engineering
7 3,037 (9.54%) Scrum
8 2,873 (9.02%) Mentoring
9 2,765 (8.69%) Computer Science
10 2,670 (8.39%) Stakeholder Management
11 2,165 (6.80%) Business Intelligence
12 2,156 (6.77%) Continuous Improvement
13 2,101 (6.60%) Microservices
14 1,971 (6.19%) SDLC
15 1,916 (6.02%) ITIL
16 1,893 (5.95%) Test Automation
17 1,819 (5.71%) Project Delivery
18 1,789 (5.62%) Time Management
19 1,737 (5.46%) Coaching
20 1,709 (5.37%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 5,402 (16.97%) SQL
2 4,051 (12.73%) JavaScript
3 3,686 (11.58%) Java
4 3,344 (10.50%) Python
5 2,840 (8.92%) C#
6 1,255 (3.94%) TypeScript
7 1,211 (3.80%) C
8 1,067 (3.35%) PowerShell
9 1,013 (3.18%) C++
10 926 (2.91%) PHP
11 625 (1.96%) R
12 543 (1.71%) Java 8
13 524 (1.65%) Go
14 495 (1.55%) Bash Shell
15 457 (1.44%) Scala
16 456 (1.43%) T-SQL
17 420 (1.32%) Ruby
18 377 (1.18%) Kotlin
19 313 (0.98%) PL/SQL
20 303 (0.95%) ES6
Qualifications
1 5,798 (18.21%) Degree
2 1,698 (5.33%) Security Cleared
3 1,160 (3.64%) SC Cleared
4 1,094 (3.44%) Computer Science Degree
5 487 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 454 (1.43%) Master's Degree
7 411 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
8 360 (1.13%) CISSP
9 292 (0.92%) CCNA
10 276 (0.87%) CISM
11 275 (0.86%) PMI Certification
12 235 (0.74%) PhD
13 201 (0.63%) ISEB
14 195 (0.61%) CCNP
15 193 (0.61%) MCSE
16 175 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
17 165 (0.52%) PMP
18 162 (0.51%) DBS Check
19 160 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
20 159 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,652 (5.19%) QA
2 1,322 (4.15%) SLA
3 762 (2.39%) GDPR
4 645 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 554 (1.74%) Data Quality
6 417 (1.31%) PMO
7 412 (1.29%) Accessibility
8 270 (0.85%) NIST
9 263 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials
10 237 (0.74%) Good Clinical Practice
11 195 (0.61%) CDISC
12 169 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 150 (0.47%) PCI DSS
14 95 (0.30%) GRC
15 94 (0.30%) 21 CFR Part 11
16 70 (0.22%) COBIT
17 67 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 59 (0.19%) ISO 9001
19 57 (0.18%) GxP
20 53 (0.17%) NCSC
System Software
1 2,356 (7.40%) Docker
2 1,901 (5.97%) Active Directory
3 724 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 434 (1.36%) Hyper-V
5 161 (0.51%) vSphere
6 132 (0.41%) Firmware
7 126 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
8 107 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
9 96 (0.30%) XenApp
10 66 (0.21%) XenDesktop
11 61 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
12 58 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
13 36 (0.11%) VMware NSX
14 35 (0.11%) KVM
15 32 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
16 31 (0.097%) BitLocker
17 19 (0.060%) Terminal Services
18 17 (0.053%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 17 (0.053%) VirtualBox
19 15 (0.047%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1,950 (6.13%) Kubernetes
2 1,396 (4.39%) Terraform
3 836 (2.63%) Ansible
4 422 (1.33%) SCCM
5 328 (1.03%) Microsoft Intune
6 308 (0.97%) Puppet
7 249 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
8 183 (0.57%) Grafana
9 118 (0.37%) Prometheus
10 106 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
11 94 (0.30%) Kibana
11 94 (0.30%) WSUS
12 82 (0.26%) Docker Swarm
13 74 (0.23%) Nagios
14 62 (0.19%) logstash
15 56 (0.18%) Jamf Pro
16 52 (0.16%) FortiGate
17 51 (0.16%) vCenter Server
18 44 (0.14%) SCOM
19 42 (0.13%) Packer
Vendors
1 6,097 (19.15%) Microsoft
2 1,733 (5.44%) Oracle
3 1,398 (4.39%) Google
4 1,254 (3.94%) Salesforce.com
5 1,185 (3.72%) SAP
6 1,108 (3.48%) VMware
7 740 (2.32%) Cisco
8 584 (1.83%) Adobe
9 498 (1.56%) Citrix
10 376 (1.18%) Apple
11 369 (1.16%) ServiceNow
12 279 (0.88%) IBM
13 276 (0.87%) HP
14 252 (0.79%) Splunk
15 231 (0.73%) Databricks
16 230 (0.72%) Facebook
17 197 (0.62%) Dell
18 184 (0.58%) Veeam
19 168 (0.53%) Atlassian
19 168 (0.53%) Sitecore