Social Skills Jobs

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
UK

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 cited Social Skills over the 6 months leading up to 17 July 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
17 Jul 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 23,200 24,880 46,167
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 23.20% 29.50% 25.73%
As % of the General category 40.31% 44.54% 38.29%
Number of salaries quoted 14,478 13,790 20,348
10th Percentile £26,000 £29,750 £30,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £49,822 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -13.35% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £67,500 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £95,000 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +5.56%

All General Skills
UK

Social Skills falls under the General Skills category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring common skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 57,553 55,858 120,584
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 57.56% 66.22% 67.21%
Number of salaries quoted 36,571 34,073 55,472
10th Percentile £28,000 £32,200 £32,500
25th Percentile £37,199 £42,750 £42,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.50% - +7.14%
75th Percentile £72,500 £80,627 £80,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £101,250 £98,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% +5.26%

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 17 July 2024.

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 17 July 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
England 0 20,645 £50,000 -13.04% 6,616
UK excluding London 0 15,940 £45,000 -10.00% 5,829
Work from Home +3 8,335 £53,500 -10.83% 2,956
London +1 6,166 £65,000 -7.14% 1,517
South East 0 4,102 £45,000 -13.39% 1,580
North of England 0 4,003 £45,000 -10.00% 1,488
Midlands 0 2,839 £41,774 -16.45% 1,130
North West 0 2,080 £45,000 -14.29% 811
South West +1 1,867 £45,000 - 806
West Midlands 0 1,841 £43,500 -17.14% 680
East of England 0 1,460 £45,000 -8.46% 641
Yorkshire +1 1,441 £45,000 - 494
Scotland -13 1,100 £45,000 -18.18% 245
East Midlands 0 988 £40,000 -15.79% 440
North East 0 483 £37,500 -11.76% 218
Wales 0 416 £41,067 -3.37% 178
Northern Ireland +5 155 £45,000 -18.18% 67
Isle of Man - 7 £37,000 - 5
Channel Islands - 6 £100,000 - 3

Social Skills
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
1 808 (3.48%) SharePoint
2 691 (2.98%) Microsoft Exchange
3 419 (1.81%) SAS
4 276 (1.19%) Confluence
5 191 (0.82%) CMS
6 137 (0.59%) WordPress
7 102 (0.44%) Apache
8 101 (0.44%) Apache Spark
9 71 (0.31%) IIS
9 71 (0.31%) WebLogic
10 50 (0.22%) Apache Airflow
11 36 (0.16%) nginx
12 27 (0.12%) Skype for Business
13 25 (0.11%) ArcGIS
13 25 (0.11%) Umbraco
14 24 (0.10%) Drupal
15 23 (0.099%) Exchange Server 2013
15 23 (0.099%) WebSphere
16 22 (0.095%) OpenStack
17 21 (0.091%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 2,627 (11.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 2,283 (9.84%) Microsoft Office
3 793 (3.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 212 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
5 139 (0.60%) MS Visio
6 114 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
7 95 (0.41%) AutoCAD
8 85 (0.37%) Photoshop
9 77 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 66 (0.28%) Simulink
11 55 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
12 45 (0.19%) Trello
13 44 (0.19%) InDesign
14 38 (0.16%) Adobe XD
15 34 (0.15%) Sketch
16 24 (0.10%) SPSS
17 20 (0.086%) Adobe After Effects
18 18 (0.078%) Adobe Premiere
19 16 (0.069%) Chatbot
20 14 (0.060%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 332 (1.43%) SAP ERP
2 202 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 127 (0.55%) SAP S/4HANA
4 85 (0.37%) NEC Housing
5 63 (0.27%) NetSuite
6 61 (0.26%) Shopify
7 54 (0.23%) Salesforce CRM
8 52 (0.22%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 43 (0.19%) iTrent
9 43 (0.19%) Magento
10 40 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
11 33 (0.14%) Primavera
12 32 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
13 30 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
14 28 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
15 26 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
16 24 (0.10%) Maximo
16 24 (0.10%) SAP Business One
17 23 (0.099%) SAP FI
18 22 (0.095%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 3,602 (15.53%) Azure
2 2,189 (9.44%) Microsoft 365
3 2,161 (9.31%) AWS
4 1,435 (6.19%) Power Platform
5 792 (3.41%) SaaS
6 538 (2.32%) Entra ID
7 526 (2.27%) GCP
8 460 (1.98%) Azure DevOps
9 428 (1.84%) Dynamics 365
10 320 (1.38%) Serverless
11 295 (1.27%) PowerApps
12 283 (1.22%) Power Automate
13 277 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
14 251 (1.08%) GitHub
15 190 (0.82%) PaaS
16 171 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
17 169 (0.73%) IaaS
18 159 (0.69%) OneDrive
19 135 (0.58%) Amazon S3
20 130 (0.56%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 989 (4.26%) Firewall
2 949 (4.09%) Broadband
3 569 (2.45%) WAN
4 546 (2.35%) DNS
5 527 (2.27%) LAN
6 418 (1.80%) TCP/IP
7 417 (1.80%) VPN
8 402 (1.73%) Wireless
9 337 (1.45%) DHCP
10 301 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
11 288 (1.24%) Internet
11 288 (1.24%) Network Security
12 244 (1.05%) VoIP
13 206 (0.89%) VLAN
14 201 (0.87%) SAN
15 136 (0.59%) SD-WAN
16 121 (0.52%) BGP
17 117 (0.50%) HTTP
18 113 (0.49%) Remote Desktop
19 102 (0.44%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,150 (4.96%) Power BI
2 1,082 (4.66%) SQL Server
3 478 (2.06%) Tableau
4 351 (1.51%) Relational Database
5 340 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
6 337 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
7 314 (1.35%) MySQL
8 267 (1.15%) NoSQL
9 209 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
10 202 (0.87%) Big Data
11 186 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 180 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
13 168 (0.72%) Data Lake
14 161 (0.69%) MongoDB
15 148 (0.64%) Oracle Database
16 144 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 136 (0.59%) DynamoDB
18 116 (0.50%) Geospatial Data
19 101 (0.44%) Redis
20 90 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
Development Applications
1 1,009 (4.35%) Git
2 814 (3.51%) JIRA
3 277 (1.19%) Jenkins
4 173 (0.75%) GitLab
5 151 (0.65%) Visual Studio
6 111 (0.48%) Selenium
7 66 (0.28%) Bitbucket
8 57 (0.25%) TeamCity
9 46 (0.20%) Cypress.io
10 45 (0.19%) NUnit
11 43 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
12 42 (0.18%) JUnit
12 42 (0.18%) Maven
13 41 (0.18%) JMeter
14 38 (0.16%) Cucumber
14 38 (0.16%) Gatling
14 38 (0.16%) Postman
15 35 (0.15%) Oracle APEX
16 33 (0.14%) CircleCI
16 33 (0.14%) Subversion
General
1 5,545 (23.90%) Finance
2 5,071 (21.86%) Analytical Skills
3 2,031 (8.75%) Retail
4 1,775 (7.65%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 1,758 (7.58%) Marketing
6 1,623 (7.00%) Organisational Skills
7 1,541 (6.64%) Presentation Skills
8 1,321 (5.69%) Legal
9 1,114 (4.80%) Influencing Skills
10 1,024 (4.41%) Law
11 1,007 (4.34%) Public Sector
12 837 (3.61%) Manufacturing
13 668 (2.88%) Banking
14 589 (2.54%) Telecoms
15 383 (1.65%) Electronics
16 372 (1.60%) Billing
17 337 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
18 336 (1.45%) Local Government
19 290 (1.25%) Games
20 288 (1.24%) German Language
Job Titles
1 3,263 (14.06%) Analyst
2 3,107 (13.39%) Senior
3 2,227 (9.60%) Developer
4 1,562 (6.73%) Lead
5 1,452 (6.26%) Project Manager
6 1,415 (6.10%) Architect
7 1,037 (4.47%) Consultant
8 884 (3.81%) IT Support
9 751 (3.24%) Support Engineer
10 693 (2.99%) Solutions Architect
11 680 (2.93%) Software Engineer
12 675 (2.91%) IT Manager
13 641 (2.76%) Senior Analyst
14 519 (2.24%) IT Engineer
15 505 (2.18%) Senior Developer
16 496 (2.14%) Senior Manager
17 491 (2.12%) Administrator
18 459 (1.98%) Business Manager
19 441 (1.90%) Support Analyst
20 440 (1.90%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,121 (4.83%) .NET
2 1,000 (4.31%) HTML
3 821 (3.54%) CSS
4 608 (2.62%) React
5 384 (1.66%) Web Services
6 373 (1.61%) REST
7 368 (1.59%) AngularJS
8 365 (1.57%) Node.js
9 332 (1.43%) RESTful
10 321 (1.38%) .NET Framework
11 287 (1.24%) ASP.NET
12 258 (1.11%) .NET Core
13 246 (1.06%) JSON
14 236 (1.02%) HTML5
15 231 (1.00%) XML
16 220 (0.95%) Vue
17 197 (0.85%) GraphQL
17 197 (0.85%) Kafka
18 171 (0.74%) Entity Framework
18 171 (0.74%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1,970 (8.49%) Self-Motivation
2 1,098 (4.73%) Management Information System
3 871 (3.75%) Driving Licence
4 787 (3.39%) Onboarding
5 530 (2.28%) Product Ownership
6 436 (1.88%) Data Centre
7 401 (1.73%) Algorithms
8 313 (1.35%) Social Media
9 285 (1.23%) Public Cloud
10 278 (1.20%) Cloud Native
11 267 (1.15%) Mobile App
12 251 (1.08%) IoT
13 250 (1.08%) Analytical Mindset
14 215 (0.93%) Client/Server
15 209 (0.90%) NHS
16 208 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
17 205 (0.88%) Life Science
18 196 (0.84%) Data Structures
19 179 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
20 177 (0.76%) Distributed Systems
Operating Systems
1 2,642 (11.39%) Windows
2 1,129 (4.87%) Linux
3 926 (3.99%) Windows Server
4 677 (2.92%) Windows 10
5 297 (1.28%) Android
6 283 (1.22%) Apple iOS
7 207 (0.89%) Windows Server 2019
8 203 (0.88%) Windows Server 2016
9 199 (0.86%) Unix
10 178 (0.77%) Mac OS
11 166 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
12 149 (0.64%) VMS
13 99 (0.43%) Ubuntu
14 90 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 89 (0.38%) Windows 7
16 65 (0.28%) Embedded Linux
17 50 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
18 34 (0.15%) Mac OS X
19 32 (0.14%) zOS
20 31 (0.13%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7,516 (32.40%) Problem-Solving
2 4,990 (21.51%) Agile
3 3,287 (14.17%) Project Management
4 3,034 (13.08%) Customer Service
5 2,621 (11.30%) Mentoring
6 2,171 (9.36%) Continuous Improvement
7 2,163 (9.32%) Decision-Making
8 2,070 (8.92%) Computer Science
9 1,688 (7.28%) DevOps
10 1,649 (7.11%) Stakeholder Management
11 1,599 (6.89%) ITIL
12 1,588 (6.84%) Analytics
13 1,506 (6.49%) Software Engineering
14 1,504 (6.48%) Roadmaps
15 1,377 (5.94%) Actionable Insight
16 1,375 (5.93%) Business Intelligence
17 1,309 (5.64%) Coaching
18 1,262 (5.44%) Collaborative Working
19 1,250 (5.39%) Data Analysis
20 1,203 (5.19%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2,896 (12.48%) SQL
2 1,917 (8.26%) Python
3 1,465 (6.31%) JavaScript
4 1,378 (5.94%) C#
5 1,004 (4.33%) Java
6 583 (2.51%) PowerShell
7 412 (1.78%) C
8 396 (1.71%) C++
9 358 (1.54%) TypeScript
10 347 (1.50%) PHP
11 328 (1.41%) T-SQL
12 263 (1.13%) Bash
13 192 (0.83%) R
14 146 (0.63%) Go
15 122 (0.53%) Scala
16 103 (0.44%) VBA
17 102 (0.44%) Embedded C
18 99 (0.43%) VB
19 86 (0.37%) MATLAB
20 73 (0.31%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6,182 (26.65%) Degree
2 1,543 (6.65%) Security Cleared
3 1,189 (5.13%) Computer Science Degree
4 979 (4.22%) DBS Check
5 916 (3.95%) SC Cleared
6 721 (3.11%) ACCA
7 672 (2.90%) Master's Degree
8 570 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
9 549 (2.37%) CIMA
10 477 (2.06%) HNC
11 342 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
11 342 (1.47%) PMI Certification
12 318 (1.37%) Azure Certification
13 315 (1.36%) DV Cleared
14 253 (1.09%) CISSP
15 229 (0.99%) PMP
16 215 (0.93%) CCNA
17 190 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
18 187 (0.81%) AWS Certification
18 187 (0.81%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,193 (5.14%) QA
2 795 (3.43%) SLA
3 526 (2.27%) GDPR
4 489 (2.11%) Data Quality
5 433 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 378 (1.63%) PMO
7 349 (1.50%) Accessibility
8 208 (0.90%) Cyber Essentials
9 202 (0.87%) IFRS
10 197 (0.85%) NIST
11 141 (0.61%) ISO 9001
12 97 (0.42%) PCI DSS
13 85 (0.37%) GAAP
14 76 (0.33%) GMP
15 72 (0.31%) Good Clinical Practice
16 59 (0.25%) GRC
17 53 (0.23%) IFRS 9
18 48 (0.21%) NEBOSH
19 47 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
19 47 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,718 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 604 (2.60%) Docker
3 557 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 413 (1.78%) Hyper-V
5 215 (0.93%) Firmware
6 207 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
7 108 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
8 98 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
9 73 (0.31%) vSphere
10 50 (0.22%) Embedded Firmware
11 25 (0.11%) VMware NSX
12 22 (0.095%) Microsoft App-V
12 22 (0.095%) Terminal Services
12 22 (0.095%) Virtual Servers
13 17 (0.073%) XenDesktop
14 14 (0.060%) XenApp
15 13 (0.056%) KVM
16 11 (0.047%) NFS
17 10 (0.043%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 8 (0.034%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 574 (2.47%) Kubernetes
2 516 (2.22%) Terraform
3 484 (2.09%) Microsoft Intune
4 270 (1.16%) SCCM
5 251 (1.08%) Ansible
6 115 (0.50%) Grafana
7 99 (0.43%) WSUS
8 73 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
9 70 (0.30%) Puppet
10 64 (0.28%) Prometheus
11 55 (0.24%) vCenter Server
12 50 (0.22%) FortiGate
13 48 (0.21%) Progress Chef
14 47 (0.20%) Active Directory Federation Services
15 45 (0.19%) SCOM
16 41 (0.18%) Jamf Pro
17 30 (0.13%) Autotask
18 29 (0.13%) Nagios
19 28 (0.12%) ZABBIX
20 24 (0.10%) Functional Safety
Vendors
1 5,887 (25.38%) Microsoft
2 983 (4.24%) SAP
3 960 (4.14%) Oracle
4 805 (3.47%) VMware
5 543 (2.34%) Google
6 531 (2.29%) Cisco
7 426 (1.84%) Salesforce
8 362 (1.56%) Databricks
9 318 (1.37%) Hyperion
10 303 (1.31%) Anaplan
11 276 (1.19%) ServiceNow
12 270 (1.16%) Adobe
13 238 (1.03%) NEC
14 201 (0.87%) Apple
15 199 (0.86%) HP
16 189 (0.81%) Veeam
17 185 (0.80%) Citrix
18 168 (0.72%) Splunk
19 164 (0.71%) IBM
20 155 (0.67%) Dell