Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
UK
6 months to
19 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 22,077 16,852 34,079
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 21.46% 20.58% 23.71%
As % of the General category 39.01% 38.03% 41.97%
Number of salaries quoted 13,823 12,619 24,909
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £33,336
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £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 56,589 44,312 81,194
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.02% 54.13% 56.50%
Number of salaries quoted 36,980 34,327 61,763
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,750 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
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 £95,000 £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 19 June 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 19 June 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 0 19,369 £52,500 +0.96% 4,394
UK excluding London 0 12,071 £45,000 - 3,077
London -3 7,950 £67,500 +8.00% 1,550
Work from Home +1 3,907 £55,000 +4.76% 893
South East 0 3,486 £50,000 +5.26% 676
North of England +1 2,752 £43,500 -1.14% 848
Midlands 0 1,986 £45,000 - 569
South West 0 1,662 £43,000 -2.82% 345
North West +1 1,404 £45,000 - 433
West Midlands -2 1,283 £45,000 -1.64% 364
Yorkshire 0 1,130 £44,500 +4.71% 292
East of England 0 1,002 £47,500 +5.56% 388
Scotland +1 829 £47,500 +5.56% 173
East Midlands 0 693 £42,000 -6.67% 201
Wales +6 291 £40,000 -10.11% 70
North East -3 218 £38,750 -3.13% 123
Northern Ireland -18 81 £44,500 +36.92% 14
Isle of Man -2 33 - -
Channel Islands +11 9 £65,000 +120.34%

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 6,890 (31.21%) Agile Software Development
2 4,872 (22.07%) Problem-Solving
3 4,780 (21.65%) Finance
4 4,109 (18.61%) Microsoft
5 3,802 (17.22%) SQL
6 3,668 (16.61%) Degree
7 3,419 (15.49%) Azure
8 3,351 (15.18%) Analytical Skills
9 2,969 (13.45%) JavaScript
10 2,839 (12.86%) AWS
11 2,717 (12.31%) Project Management
12 2,590 (11.73%) Java
13 2,561 (11.60%) DevOps
14 2,546 (11.53%) Python
15 2,441 (11.06%) Windows
16 2,274 (10.30%) Software Engineering
17 2,223 (10.07%) C#
18 2,023 (9.16%) Scrum
19 1,972 (8.93%) Mentoring
20 1,967 (8.91%) .NET
21 1,840 (8.33%) Linux
22 1,833 (8.30%) Stakeholder Management
23 1,832 (8.30%) Analytics
24 1,792 (8.12%) HTML
25 1,754 (7.94%) Docker
26 1,735 (7.86%) Computer Science
27 1,699 (7.70%) CSS
28 1,591 (7.21%) SQL Server
29 1,586 (7.18%) Git (software)
30 1,571 (7.12%) Microsoft 365

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
1 604 (2.74%) SharePoint
2 409 (1.85%) Confluence
3 357 (1.62%) CMS
4 321 (1.45%) SAS
5 265 (1.20%) MS Exchange
6 255 (1.16%) Apache
7 212 (0.96%) Apache Spark
8 206 (0.93%) WordPress
9 192 (0.87%) IIS
10 186 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
11 116 (0.53%) Tomcat
12 104 (0.47%) nginx
13 87 (0.39%) Skype for Business
14 75 (0.34%) Umbraco
15 66 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 66 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
16 64 (0.29%) Apache Airflow
17 59 (0.27%) WebLogic
18 54 (0.24%) Drupal
19 46 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1,302 (5.90%) Microsoft Office
2 1,107 (5.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 473 (2.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 226 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
5 201 (0.91%) MS Visio
6 132 (0.60%) Sketch
7 131 (0.59%) Photoshop
8 105 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
9 95 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
9 95 (0.43%) InVision
10 89 (0.40%) Figma
11 63 (0.29%) Simulink
12 59 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 37 (0.17%) Adobe Premiere
14 27 (0.12%) InDesign
15 24 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
16 23 (0.10%) AutoCAD
17 21 (0.095%) Adobe XD
17 21 (0.095%) SPSS
17 21 (0.095%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 207 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 146 (0.66%) SAP S/4HANA
3 144 (0.65%) NetSuite
4 100 (0.45%) Magento
5 97 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
6 78 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
7 76 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
8 64 (0.29%) Shopify
9 54 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
10 48 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
11 46 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
12 45 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
13 42 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
14 33 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
15 32 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
15 32 (0.14%) SAP FI
16 30 (0.14%) SAP Business One
17 29 (0.13%) SAP CO
18 28 (0.13%) Oracle Assets
18 28 (0.13%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 3,419 (15.49%) Azure
2 2,839 (12.86%) AWS
3 1,571 (7.12%) Microsoft 365
4 1,205 (5.46%) SaaS
5 955 (4.33%) Power Platform
6 921 (4.17%) GCP
7 643 (2.91%) Serverless
8 551 (2.50%) GitHub
9 383 (1.73%) PaaS
10 343 (1.55%) Dynamics 365
11 337 (1.53%) Azure Active Directory
12 290 (1.31%) IaaS
13 285 (1.29%) AWS Lambda
14 247 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
15 225 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
16 174 (0.79%) Amazon S3
17 162 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
18 161 (0.73%) npm
19 159 (0.72%) PowerApps
20 133 (0.60%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 884 (4.00%) Firewall
2 458 (2.07%) Internet
3 455 (2.06%) DNS
4 429 (1.94%) WAN
5 401 (1.82%) VPN
6 400 (1.81%) LAN
6 400 (1.81%) TCP/IP
7 308 (1.40%) DHCP
8 270 (1.22%) HTTP
9 244 (1.11%) Wireless
10 222 (1.01%) VoIP
11 218 (0.99%) Network Security
12 196 (0.89%) VLAN
13 188 (0.85%) SAN
14 159 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
15 146 (0.66%) Broadband
16 132 (0.60%) MPLS
17 115 (0.52%) Skype
18 106 (0.48%) Ethernet
19 101 (0.46%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,591 (7.21%) SQL Server
2 815 (3.69%) Power BI
3 781 (3.54%) MySQL
4 700 (3.17%) NoSQL
5 697 (3.16%) Relational Database
6 615 (2.79%) Data Warehouse
7 549 (2.49%) Big Data
8 522 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
9 417 (1.89%) Tableau
10 401 (1.82%) MongoDB
11 314 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 275 (1.25%) Redis
13 274 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 207 (0.94%) Data Lake
15 206 (0.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 200 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
17 197 (0.89%) Hadoop
18 191 (0.87%) Oracle Database
19 148 (0.67%) RDBMS
20 143 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1,586 (7.18%) Git (software)
2 1,168 (5.29%) JIRA
3 904 (4.09%) Jenkins
4 395 (1.79%) Selenium
5 285 (1.29%) Visual Studio
6 248 (1.12%) GitLab
7 246 (1.11%) webpack
8 210 (0.95%) TeamCity
9 205 (0.93%) Maven
10 195 (0.88%) Cucumber
11 169 (0.77%) Subversion
12 165 (0.75%) Bitbucket
13 148 (0.67%) gulp
14 147 (0.67%) Postman
15 138 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
16 128 (0.58%) Cypress.io
17 123 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 120 (0.54%) JMeter
19 110 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
20 102 (0.46%) SpecFlow
General
1 4,780 (21.65%) Finance
2 3,351 (15.18%) Analytical Skills
3 1,498 (6.79%) Marketing
4 1,444 (6.54%) Presentation Skills
5 1,278 (5.79%) Organisational Skills
6 1,270 (5.75%) Retail
7 918 (4.16%) Banking
8 798 (3.61%) Legal
9 780 (3.53%) Public Sector
10 752 (3.41%) Games
11 710 (3.22%) Telecoms
12 689 (3.12%) Influencing Skills
12 689 (3.12%) Law
13 673 (3.05%) Manufacturing
14 615 (2.79%) Pharmaceutical
15 390 (1.77%) Documentation Skills
16 314 (1.42%) Electronics
17 269 (1.22%) Automotive
18 247 (1.12%) Advertising
19 191 (0.87%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 4,179 (18.93%) Developer
2 2,937 (13.30%) Analyst
3 1,241 (5.62%) Architect
4 1,115 (5.05%) Consultant
5 1,031 (4.67%) Software Engineer
6 959 (4.34%) Project Manager
7 944 (4.28%) Senior Developer
8 718 (3.25%) Business Analyst
9 572 (2.59%) Java Developer
10 539 (2.44%) Support Analyst
11 533 (2.41%) Support Engineer
12 522 (2.36%) DevOps Engineer
13 463 (2.10%) IT Support
14 441 (2.00%) Solutions Architect
15 427 (1.93%) Administrator
16 422 (1.91%) Full Stack Developer
17 421 (1.91%) Junior
18 411 (1.86%) Software Developer
19 407 (1.84%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
20 404 (1.83%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,967 (8.91%) .NET
2 1,792 (8.12%) HTML
3 1,699 (7.70%) CSS
4 1,436 (6.50%) React
5 1,166 (5.28%) REST
6 1,026 (4.65%) Node.js
7 1,022 (4.63%) AngularJS
8 779 (3.53%) RESTful
9 712 (3.23%) Web Services
10 681 (3.08%) Spring
11 587 (2.66%) .NET Core
12 554 (2.51%) HTML5
13 533 (2.41%) CGI
14 483 (2.19%) XML
15 473 (2.14%) .NET Framework
16 466 (2.11%) ASP.NET
17 449 (2.03%) Vue.js
18 441 (2.00%) jQuery
19 430 (1.95%) JSON
20 376 (1.70%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 1,497 (6.78%) User Experience
2 1,495 (6.77%) Self-Motivation
3 1,183 (5.36%) Management Information System
4 613 (2.78%) Mobile App
5 510 (2.31%) Algorithms
6 406 (1.84%) Data Centre
7 392 (1.78%) Greenfield Project
8 361 (1.64%) Life Science
9 357 (1.62%) Data Structures
10 347 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
11 318 (1.44%) Public Cloud
12 309 (1.40%) Driving Licence
13 305 (1.38%) Social Media
14 245 (1.11%) Virtual Team
15 182 (0.82%) Renewable Energy
16 175 (0.79%) Blog
17 167 (0.76%) Derivative
18 165 (0.75%) Cloud Native
19 145 (0.66%) Hedge funds
20 139 (0.63%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2,441 (11.06%) Windows
2 1,840 (8.33%) Linux
3 853 (3.86%) Windows Server
4 595 (2.70%) Android
5 567 (2.57%) Windows 10
6 442 (2.00%) Apple iOS
7 413 (1.87%) Unix
8 207 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
9 179 (0.81%) Windows 7
10 168 (0.76%) Windows Server 2016
11 127 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
12 119 (0.54%) Windows Server 2019
13 107 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 90 (0.41%) Mac OS
15 75 (0.34%) Ubuntu
16 63 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
17 61 (0.28%) CentOS
18 52 (0.24%) Windows 8
19 51 (0.23%) Mac OS X
20 40 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,890 (31.21%) Agile Software Development
2 4,872 (22.07%) Problem-Solving
3 2,717 (12.31%) Project Management
4 2,561 (11.60%) DevOps
5 2,274 (10.30%) Software Engineering
6 2,023 (9.16%) Scrum
7 1,972 (8.93%) Mentoring
8 1,833 (8.30%) Stakeholder Management
9 1,832 (8.30%) Analytics
10 1,735 (7.86%) Computer Science
11 1,552 (7.03%) Microservices
12 1,518 (6.88%) Test Automation
13 1,494 (6.77%) Business Intelligence
14 1,461 (6.62%) ITIL
15 1,369 (6.20%) Continuous Improvement
16 1,291 (5.85%) SDLC
17 1,239 (5.61%) Coaching
18 1,214 (5.50%) Time Management
19 1,163 (5.27%) Project Delivery
20 1,158 (5.25%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3,802 (17.22%) SQL
2 2,969 (13.45%) JavaScript
3 2,590 (11.73%) Java
4 2,546 (11.53%) Python
5 2,223 (10.07%) C#
6 886 (4.01%) C
7 855 (3.87%) TypeScript
8 776 (3.51%) C++
9 760 (3.44%) PowerShell
10 757 (3.43%) PHP
11 408 (1.85%) T-SQL
12 378 (1.71%) Bash Shell
13 351 (1.59%) Go
14 331 (1.50%) Java 8
15 322 (1.46%) R
16 271 (1.23%) Ruby
17 250 (1.13%) Scala
18 213 (0.96%) ES6
19 201 (0.91%) PL/SQL
20 198 (0.90%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 3,668 (16.61%) Degree
2 1,194 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 782 (3.54%) SC Cleared
4 763 (3.46%) Computer Science Degree
5 326 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 269 (1.22%) CISSP
6 269 (1.22%) Master's Degree
7 263 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
8 260 (1.18%) PhD
9 196 (0.89%) CISM
10 155 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
11 144 (0.65%) PMI Certification
12 139 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
13 136 (0.62%) CCNA
14 133 (0.60%) CCNP
14 133 (0.60%) PMP
15 127 (0.58%) MCSE
16 124 (0.56%) ISTQB
17 121 (0.55%) Numerate Degree
18 114 (0.52%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,358 (6.15%) QA
2 840 (3.80%) SLA
3 623 (2.82%) GDPR
4 457 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 351 (1.59%) Data Quality
6 316 (1.43%) PMO
7 242 (1.10%) Accessibility
8 189 (0.86%) NIST
9 152 (0.69%) PCI DSS
10 118 (0.53%) CDISC
11 113 (0.51%) Good Clinical Practice
12 110 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
13 109 (0.49%) COBIT
14 68 (0.31%) GRC
15 56 (0.25%) ISO 9001
16 48 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 48 (0.22%) WCAG
17 46 (0.21%) NCSC
17 46 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 44 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 1,754 (7.94%) Docker
2 1,449 (6.56%) Active Directory
3 550 (2.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 345 (1.56%) Hyper-V
5 142 (0.64%) Firmware
6 127 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
7 89 (0.40%) vSphere
8 76 (0.34%) XenApp
9 62 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
10 61 (0.28%) XenDesktop
11 47 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
12 41 (0.19%) Terminal Server
13 37 (0.17%) VMware NSX
14 31 (0.14%) BitLocker
14 31 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
15 27 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
16 26 (0.12%) RHEV
17 19 (0.086%) VMware Workstation
18 16 (0.072%) Terminal Services
19 15 (0.068%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1,309 (5.93%) Kubernetes
2 905 (4.10%) Terraform
3 651 (2.95%) Ansible
4 303 (1.37%) Puppet
5 283 (1.28%) SCCM
6 249 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
7 210 (0.95%) Microsoft Intune
8 121 (0.55%) Grafana
9 104 (0.47%) Prometheus
10 86 (0.39%) Docker Swarm
11 84 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
12 62 (0.28%) Packer
13 61 (0.28%) Graphite
14 47 (0.21%) Consul
15 46 (0.21%) Jamf Pro
16 45 (0.20%) Nagios
17 44 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
18 42 (0.19%) FortiGate
19 39 (0.18%) WSUS
20 38 (0.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4,109 (18.61%) Microsoft
2 1,136 (5.15%) Oracle
3 863 (3.91%) Google
4 861 (3.90%) VMware
5 788 (3.57%) SAP
6 655 (2.97%) Salesforce.com
7 557 (2.52%) Cisco
8 374 (1.69%) Adobe
9 366 (1.66%) Citrix
10 293 (1.33%) IBM
11 260 (1.18%) ServiceNow
12 194 (0.88%) Splunk
13 183 (0.83%) Apple
14 161 (0.73%) HP
15 134 (0.61%) Palo Alto
16 124 (0.56%) Facebook
17 123 (0.56%) Veeam
18 122 (0.55%) Juniper
19 118 (0.53%) Atlassian
20 115 (0.52%) JD Edwards