Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
UK
6 months to
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 6 3
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3 0
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 28,917 8,983 32,706
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 23.89% 18.29% 23.14%
As % of the General category 41.06% 35.19% 41.50%
Number of salaries quoted 16,840 6,866 23,857
10th Percentile £28,500 £29,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £38,000 £38,750 £34,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £54,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.81% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £66,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%

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 70,425 25,525 78,804
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 58.17% 51.96% 55.75%
Number of salaries quoted 43,250 20,271 59,913
10th Percentile £31,500 £32,500 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,500 £41,625 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +9.52% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £96,250 £90,000
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 20 September 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 20 September 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 24,971 £55,000 +0.92% 5,453
UK excluding London +3 15,013 £45,000 - 3,787
London +5 10,899 £67,500 +3.85% 1,984
Work from Home +5 5,367 £57,500 +8.49% 1,031
South East +4 4,300 £50,000 - 838
North of England +3 3,436 £45,000 - 964
Midlands +5 2,610 £45,000 -4.26% 690
North West +6 1,852 £46,925 -1.21% 510
West Midlands +4 1,779 £47,500 +1.06% 439
South West +2 1,775 £45,000 - 482
East of England +2 1,430 £42,500 -5.56% 457
Yorkshire -1 1,312 £44,500 +7.23% 338
Scotland 0 961 £47,500 +5.56% 231
East Midlands +7 817 £41,500 -12.63% 248
Wales +9 414 £40,000 +6.67% 95
North East +4 278 £40,000 -5.88% 116
Northern Ireland +10 161 £47,500 +46.15% 30
Isle of Man -2 16 £42,500 -19.05%
Channel Islands - 6 £85,000 - 3

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 9,081 (31.40%) Agile Software Development
2 6,737 (23.30%) Problem-Solving
3 6,433 (22.25%) Finance
4 5,468 (18.91%) Microsoft
5 4,963 (17.16%) Degree
6 4,871 (16.84%) SQL
7 4,598 (15.90%) Azure
8 4,483 (15.50%) Analytical Skills
9 3,893 (13.46%) AWS
10 3,737 (12.92%) JavaScript
11 3,635 (12.57%) Project Management
12 3,380 (11.69%) Java
13 3,360 (11.62%) DevOps
14 3,120 (10.79%) Python
15 3,080 (10.65%) Windows
16 2,867 (9.91%) Scrum
17 2,809 (9.71%) Software Engineering
18 2,722 (9.41%) C#
19 2,619 (9.06%) Analytics
20 2,611 (9.03%) Mentoring
21 2,430 (8.40%) .NET
22 2,366 (8.18%) Stakeholder Management
23 2,341 (8.10%) Retail
24 2,288 (7.91%) Docker
25 2,286 (7.91%) Computer Science
26 2,229 (7.71%) React
27 2,151 (7.44%) HTML
28 2,128 (7.36%) Self-Motivation
29 2,127 (7.36%) Microservices
30 2,094 (7.24%) 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
1 784 (2.71%) SharePoint
2 574 (1.98%) Confluence
3 477 (1.65%) CMS
4 464 (1.60%) SAS
5 307 (1.06%) Apache Spark
6 299 (1.03%) Apache
7 298 (1.03%) MS Exchange
8 265 (0.92%) IIS
9 243 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
10 240 (0.83%) WordPress
11 149 (0.52%) nginx
12 118 (0.41%) WebLogic
13 113 (0.39%) Umbraco
14 109 (0.38%) Tomcat
15 100 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
16 90 (0.31%) Apache Airflow
17 78 (0.27%) Skype for Business
18 71 (0.25%) EPiServer
19 66 (0.23%) Apache Solr
20 65 (0.22%) Kentico
Applications
1 1,837 (6.35%) Microsoft Office
2 1,539 (5.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 762 (2.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 334 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
5 248 (0.86%) MS Visio
6 165 (0.57%) Figma
7 152 (0.53%) Sketch
8 140 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
9 121 (0.42%) Photoshop
10 92 (0.32%) InVision
11 89 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
11 89 (0.31%) Simulink
12 70 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 43 (0.15%) InDesign
14 35 (0.12%) AutoCAD
15 29 (0.10%) Adobe XD
16 23 (0.080%) Adobe Premiere
17 22 (0.076%) Chatbot
18 19 (0.066%) Acrobat
19 17 (0.059%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 240 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 185 (0.64%) NetSuite
3 166 (0.57%) SAP S/4HANA
4 164 (0.57%) Oracle ERP
5 136 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
6 111 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
7 108 (0.37%) Magento
8 107 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
9 79 (0.27%) Oracle Clinical
9 79 (0.27%) Shopify
10 75 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
11 71 (0.25%) SAP ERP
12 58 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 55 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
13 55 (0.19%) SAP MM
14 50 (0.17%) Maximo
15 44 (0.15%) SAP SCM
16 43 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
16 43 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
17 42 (0.15%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 4,598 (15.90%) Azure
2 3,893 (13.46%) AWS
3 1,998 (6.91%) Microsoft 365
4 1,666 (5.76%) SaaS
5 1,319 (4.56%) GCP
6 1,222 (4.23%) Power Platform
7 951 (3.29%) Serverless
8 866 (2.99%) GitHub
9 538 (1.86%) PaaS
10 446 (1.54%) Dynamics 365
11 437 (1.51%) IaaS
12 367 (1.27%) AWS Lambda
13 328 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
14 289 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
15 245 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
16 243 (0.84%) PowerApps
17 203 (0.70%) Power Automate
18 202 (0.70%) Amazon S3
18 202 (0.70%) npm
19 200 (0.69%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1,122 (3.88%) Firewall
2 696 (2.41%) DNS
3 557 (1.93%) Internet
4 550 (1.90%) WAN
5 541 (1.87%) TCP/IP
6 518 (1.79%) VPN
7 491 (1.70%) LAN
8 459 (1.59%) DHCP
9 386 (1.33%) HTTP
10 278 (0.96%) Wireless
11 258 (0.89%) VLAN
12 248 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
13 239 (0.83%) Broadband
14 225 (0.78%) Network Security
15 208 (0.72%) SAN
16 186 (0.64%) VoIP
17 172 (0.59%) MPLS
18 130 (0.45%) Ethernet
19 116 (0.40%) Skype
20 103 (0.36%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,013 (6.96%) SQL Server
2 1,115 (3.86%) Relational Database
3 1,011 (3.50%) MySQL
4 1,008 (3.49%) Power BI
5 1,002 (3.47%) NoSQL
6 825 (2.85%) Data Warehouse
7 820 (2.84%) PostgreSQL
8 708 (2.45%) Big Data
9 562 (1.94%) Tableau
10 507 (1.75%) MongoDB
11 369 (1.28%) Redis
12 358 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 328 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 327 (1.13%) RDBMS
15 307 (1.06%) Data Lake
16 295 (1.02%) Oracle Database
17 279 (0.96%) Hadoop
18 267 (0.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 219 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
20 192 (0.66%) Metadata
Development Applications
1 1,968 (6.81%) Git (software)
2 1,585 (5.48%) JIRA
3 1,264 (4.37%) Jenkins
4 466 (1.61%) Selenium
5 378 (1.31%) GitLab
6 335 (1.16%) webpack
7 332 (1.15%) Visual Studio
8 251 (0.87%) Maven
9 246 (0.85%) TeamCity
10 227 (0.79%) Cucumber
11 218 (0.75%) Bitbucket
12 208 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
13 197 (0.68%) Subversion
14 187 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
15 181 (0.63%) Cypress.io
16 166 (0.57%) Postman
17 162 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 160 (0.55%) gulp
19 127 (0.44%) JMeter
20 118 (0.41%) JUnit
General
1 6,433 (22.25%) Finance
2 4,483 (15.50%) Analytical Skills
3 2,341 (8.10%) Retail
4 1,953 (6.75%) Presentation Skills
5 1,912 (6.61%) Marketing
6 1,723 (5.96%) Organisational Skills
7 1,251 (4.33%) Banking
8 1,019 (3.52%) Public Sector
9 963 (3.33%) Games
10 960 (3.32%) Influencing Skills
11 860 (2.97%) Pharmaceutical
12 858 (2.97%) Telecoms
13 836 (2.89%) Legal
14 806 (2.79%) Law
15 752 (2.60%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 706 (2.44%) Manufacturing
17 457 (1.58%) Documentation Skills
18 383 (1.32%) Advertising
19 330 (1.14%) Electronics
20 274 (0.95%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5,258 (18.18%) Developer
2 3,738 (12.93%) Analyst
3 1,708 (5.91%) Consultant
4 1,641 (5.67%) Architect
5 1,379 (4.77%) Project Manager
6 1,310 (4.53%) Software Engineer
7 1,143 (3.95%) Senior Developer
8 996 (3.44%) Business Analyst
9 794 (2.75%) Java Developer
10 667 (2.31%) Support Engineer
11 658 (2.28%) Support Analyst
12 608 (2.10%) Solutions Architect
13 596 (2.06%) DevOps Engineer
14 561 (1.94%) IT Support
15 557 (1.93%) Full Stack Developer
16 539 (1.86%) Senior Manager
17 534 (1.85%) Software Developer
18 522 (1.81%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
19 521 (1.80%) IT Manager
20 511 (1.77%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,430 (8.40%) .NET
2 2,229 (7.71%) React
3 2,151 (7.44%) HTML
4 2,094 (7.24%) CSS
5 1,536 (5.31%) REST
6 1,408 (4.87%) Node.js
7 1,249 (4.32%) AngularJS
8 1,006 (3.48%) Web Services
9 1,005 (3.48%) Spring
10 944 (3.26%) RESTful
11 780 (2.70%) .NET Core
12 696 (2.41%) HTML5
13 617 (2.13%) GraphQL
14 609 (2.11%) ASP.NET
15 599 (2.07%) Kafka
16 570 (1.97%) XML
17 530 (1.83%) .NET Framework
18 526 (1.82%) jQuery
19 502 (1.74%) JSON
20 493 (1.70%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 2,128 (7.36%) Self-Motivation
2 1,987 (6.87%) User Experience
3 1,484 (5.13%) Management Information System
4 688 (2.38%) Mobile App
5 657 (2.27%) Algorithms
6 589 (2.04%) Life Science
7 517 (1.79%) Data Centre
8 511 (1.77%) Greenfield Project
9 501 (1.73%) Data Structures
10 491 (1.70%) Social Media
11 469 (1.62%) Virtual Team
12 445 (1.54%) Public Cloud
13 428 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
14 416 (1.44%) Driving Licence
15 280 (0.97%) Cloud Native
16 266 (0.92%) EPoS
17 221 (0.76%) Blog
18 180 (0.62%) Data Protection Act
19 171 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
20 168 (0.58%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3,080 (10.65%) Windows
2 2,018 (6.98%) Linux
3 1,014 (3.51%) Windows Server
4 736 (2.55%) Android
5 703 (2.43%) Windows 10
6 644 (2.23%) Apple iOS
7 505 (1.75%) Unix
8 256 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
9 237 (0.82%) Windows Server 2016
10 186 (0.64%) Windows 7
11 158 (0.55%) Windows Server 2019
12 149 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
13 134 (0.46%) Mac OS
14 96 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 77 (0.27%) CentOS
16 73 (0.25%) Mac OS X
17 69 (0.24%) Windows 8
18 67 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
19 59 (0.20%) Solaris
20 53 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 9,081 (31.40%) Agile Software Development
2 6,737 (23.30%) Problem-Solving
3 3,635 (12.57%) Project Management
4 3,360 (11.62%) DevOps
5 2,867 (9.91%) Scrum
6 2,809 (9.71%) Software Engineering
7 2,619 (9.06%) Analytics
8 2,611 (9.03%) Mentoring
9 2,366 (8.18%) Stakeholder Management
10 2,286 (7.91%) Computer Science
11 2,127 (7.36%) Microservices
12 1,889 (6.53%) Continuous Improvement
13 1,885 (6.52%) SDLC
14 1,854 (6.41%) Test Automation
15 1,849 (6.39%) Business Intelligence
16 1,726 (5.97%) ITIL
17 1,666 (5.76%) Project Delivery
18 1,663 (5.75%) Time Management
19 1,562 (5.40%) Coaching
20 1,539 (5.32%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4,871 (16.84%) SQL
2 3,737 (12.92%) JavaScript
3 3,380 (11.69%) Java
4 3,120 (10.79%) Python
5 2,722 (9.41%) C#
6 1,169 (4.04%) TypeScript
7 1,037 (3.59%) PowerShell
8 1,006 (3.48%) C
9 962 (3.33%) C++
10 841 (2.91%) PHP
11 512 (1.77%) Bash Shell
12 490 (1.69%) Java 8
12 490 (1.69%) R
13 438 (1.51%) T-SQL
14 432 (1.49%) Ruby
15 418 (1.45%) Scala
16 413 (1.43%) Go
17 333 (1.15%) Kotlin
18 312 (1.08%) PL/SQL
19 300 (1.04%) ES6
Qualifications
1 4,963 (17.16%) Degree
2 1,641 (5.67%) Security Cleared
3 1,091 (3.77%) SC Cleared
4 946 (3.27%) Computer Science Degree
5 398 (1.38%) Master's Degree
6 372 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 330 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
8 315 (1.09%) CISSP
9 261 (0.90%) PhD
10 256 (0.89%) CISM
11 232 (0.80%) CCNA
12 203 (0.70%) PMI Certification
13 170 (0.59%) ISEB
14 168 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
15 157 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
16 155 (0.54%) CCNP
17 148 (0.51%) PMP
18 143 (0.49%) MCSE
19 140 (0.48%) ISTQB
20 133 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,573 (5.44%) QA
2 1,162 (4.02%) SLA
3 752 (2.60%) GDPR
4 632 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 512 (1.77%) Data Quality
6 379 (1.31%) PMO
7 373 (1.29%) Accessibility
8 286 (0.99%) NIST
9 280 (0.97%) Cyber Essentials
10 213 (0.74%) Good Clinical Practice
11 169 (0.58%) PCI DSS
12 164 (0.57%) CDISC
13 159 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 94 (0.33%) COBIT
15 75 (0.26%) 21 CFR Part 11
16 72 (0.25%) GRC
17 58 (0.20%) ISO 9001
18 56 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
19 48 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
20 45 (0.16%) GxP
System Software
1 2,288 (7.91%) Docker
2 1,671 (5.78%) Active Directory
3 685 (2.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 408 (1.41%) Hyper-V
5 160 (0.55%) vSphere
6 159 (0.55%) Firmware
7 125 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
8 103 (0.36%) XenApp
9 92 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
10 79 (0.27%) XenDesktop
11 58 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
12 40 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
13 39 (0.13%) BitLocker
14 37 (0.13%) VMware NSX
15 35 (0.12%) KVM
16 34 (0.12%) Terminal Server
17 24 (0.083%) VMware Workstation
18 17 (0.059%) RHEV
19 16 (0.055%) Apache ZooKeeper
20 14 (0.048%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1,787 (6.18%) Kubernetes
2 1,279 (4.42%) Terraform
3 785 (2.71%) Ansible
4 373 (1.29%) SCCM
5 351 (1.21%) Puppet
6 306 (1.06%) Microsoft Intune
7 281 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
8 183 (0.63%) Grafana
9 125 (0.43%) Prometheus
10 110 (0.38%) Docker Swarm
11 101 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
12 80 (0.28%) Kibana
12 80 (0.28%) WSUS
13 78 (0.27%) Nagios
14 71 (0.25%) Packer
15 69 (0.24%) Graphite
16 65 (0.22%) Jamf Pro
17 53 (0.18%) SCOM
18 52 (0.18%) Consul
18 52 (0.18%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 5,468 (18.91%) Microsoft
2 1,675 (5.79%) Oracle
3 1,303 (4.51%) Google
4 1,053 (3.64%) VMware
5 1,040 (3.60%) SAP
6 999 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
7 667 (2.31%) Cisco
8 506 (1.75%) Adobe
9 461 (1.59%) Citrix
10 339 (1.17%) ServiceNow
11 304 (1.05%) IBM
12 298 (1.03%) Apple
13 262 (0.91%) Splunk
14 208 (0.72%) HP
15 188 (0.65%) Facebook
16 182 (0.63%) Instagram
17 172 (0.59%) Veeam
18 150 (0.52%) Atlassian
19 142 (0.49%) Dell
20 134 (0.46%) Databricks