Period
to 17 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 17 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
UK
6 months to
17 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 18,400 20,004 34,448
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 20.40% 20.78% 23.67%
As % of the General category 38.03% 38.14% 41.85%
Number of salaries quoted 12,656 15,055 25,079
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £33,000
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 £86,250 £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 48,387 52,443 82,313
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.64% 54.49% 56.55%
Number of salaries quoted 34,369 40,624 62,543
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,250
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 £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 17 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 17 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 0 16,164 £52,500 +5.00% 3,274
UK excluding London -1 10,146 £45,000 - 2,416
London -2 6,539 £65,000 +6.56% 1,077
Work from Home 0 3,268 £55,000 +3.77% 674
South East -1 2,856 £47,500 - 591
North of England -1 2,407 £43,500 -1.14% 631
Midlands -1 1,636 £45,000 - 412
South West 0 1,382 £42,500 - 260
North West -1 1,179 £45,000 - 331
West Midlands -3 1,100 £45,000 -3.23% 245
Yorkshire -1 1,024 £45,000 +4.65% 216
East of England 0 854 £47,500 +5.56% 294
Scotland +1 739 £46,280 +2.84% 162
East Midlands -2 528 £42,500 -5.56% 161
Wales +7 225 £40,500 -4.71% 58
North East -3 204 £38,000 +1.33% 84
Northern Ireland -12 62 £40,000 - 11
Isle of Man -5 23 - -
Channel Islands +11 9 £65,000 +120.34%

For the 6 months to 17 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 5,581 (30.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3,976 (21.61%) Finance
3 3,844 (20.89%) Problem-Solving
4 3,500 (19.02%) Microsoft
5 3,111 (16.91%) SQL
6 2,955 (16.06%) Degree
7 2,946 (16.01%) Azure
8 2,784 (15.13%) Analytical Skills
9 2,459 (13.36%) JavaScript
10 2,316 (12.59%) AWS
11 2,273 (12.35%) Windows
12 2,265 (12.31%) Project Management
13 2,143 (11.65%) DevOps
14 2,129 (11.57%) Python
15 2,049 (11.14%) Java
16 1,884 (10.24%) C#
17 1,771 (9.63%) Software Engineering
18 1,615 (8.78%) Linux
19 1,613 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
20 1,599 (8.69%) .NET
21 1,564 (8.50%) Mentoring
22 1,563 (8.49%) Scrum
23 1,546 (8.40%) HTML
24 1,468 (7.98%) Microsoft 365
25 1,431 (7.78%) Analytics
26 1,428 (7.76%) CSS
27 1,422 (7.73%) Computer Science
28 1,406 (7.64%) SQL Server
29 1,373 (7.46%) Active Directory
30 1,351 (7.34%) 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
1 523 (2.84%) SharePoint
2 345 (1.88%) Confluence
3 309 (1.68%) CMS
4 257 (1.40%) SAS
5 249 (1.35%) MS Exchange
6 178 (0.97%) Apache
7 174 (0.95%) IIS
8 169 (0.92%) WordPress
9 153 (0.83%) Apache Spark
10 137 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
11 88 (0.48%) Tomcat
12 77 (0.42%) Skype for Business
13 68 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 66 (0.36%) Umbraco
15 65 (0.35%) nginx
16 59 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
17 52 (0.28%) Drupal
18 46 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 42 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
20 38 (0.21%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1,072 (5.83%) Microsoft Office
2 929 (5.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 378 (2.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 197 (1.07%) Microsoft Project
5 179 (0.97%) MS Visio
6 125 (0.68%) Photoshop
7 123 (0.67%) Sketch
8 98 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
9 96 (0.52%) InVision
10 88 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
11 73 (0.40%) Figma
12 52 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 50 (0.27%) Simulink
14 35 (0.19%) Adobe Premiere
15 22 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
15 22 (0.12%) AutoCAD
16 21 (0.11%) SPSS
17 18 (0.098%) InDesign
17 18 (0.098%) Stateflow
18 16 (0.087%) Adobe XD
Business Applications
1 192 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 142 (0.77%) NetSuite
3 129 (0.70%) SAP S/4HANA
4 85 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
5 80 (0.43%) Magento
6 72 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
7 66 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
8 54 (0.29%) Shopify
9 46 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
10 45 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
11 41 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
12 40 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
13 35 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 34 (0.18%) SAP Business One
15 32 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
16 28 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
16 28 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
17 26 (0.14%) SAP SD
18 25 (0.14%) SAP FI
19 23 (0.13%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 2,946 (16.01%) Azure
2 2,316 (12.59%) AWS
3 1,468 (7.98%) Microsoft 365
4 1,026 (5.58%) SaaS
5 822 (4.47%) Power Platform
6 720 (3.91%) GCP
7 392 (2.13%) Serverless
8 365 (1.98%) GitHub
9 313 (1.70%) Azure Active Directory
10 308 (1.67%) Dynamics 365
11 307 (1.67%) PaaS
12 242 (1.32%) IaaS
13 214 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
14 202 (1.10%) AWS Lambda
15 192 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
16 127 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
17 125 (0.68%) PowerApps
18 121 (0.66%) Amazon S3
19 107 (0.58%) npm
20 101 (0.55%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 794 (4.32%) Firewall
2 422 (2.29%) DNS
3 376 (2.04%) WAN
4 366 (1.99%) TCP/IP
5 362 (1.97%) Internet
6 359 (1.95%) LAN
7 349 (1.90%) VPN
8 288 (1.57%) DHCP
9 242 (1.32%) Wireless
10 206 (1.12%) VoIP
11 203 (1.10%) Network Security
12 198 (1.08%) HTTP
13 171 (0.93%) VLAN
14 164 (0.89%) SAN
15 140 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
16 101 (0.55%) Skype
17 97 (0.53%) MPLS
18 91 (0.49%) BGP
19 88 (0.48%) NAS
20 86 (0.47%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,406 (7.64%) SQL Server
2 691 (3.76%) Power BI
3 623 (3.39%) MySQL
4 540 (2.93%) Relational Database
5 524 (2.85%) NoSQL
6 484 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
7 382 (2.08%) Big Data
8 371 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
9 337 (1.83%) Tableau
10 333 (1.81%) MongoDB
11 290 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 256 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 202 (1.10%) Redis
14 149 (0.81%) Data Lake
15 146 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
16 144 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 140 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 139 (0.76%) Hadoop
19 116 (0.63%) RDBMS
20 115 (0.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1,333 (7.24%) Git (software)
2 962 (5.23%) JIRA
3 702 (3.82%) Jenkins
4 339 (1.84%) Selenium
5 250 (1.36%) Visual Studio
6 196 (1.07%) TeamCity
7 185 (1.01%) GitLab
8 167 (0.91%) Maven
9 166 (0.90%) Bitbucket
10 164 (0.89%) Subversion
11 149 (0.81%) webpack
12 138 (0.75%) Cucumber
13 135 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
14 131 (0.71%) Postman
15 115 (0.63%) Cypress.io
16 114 (0.62%) Artifactory
17 111 (0.60%) gulp
18 110 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 104 (0.57%) JMeter
20 99 (0.54%) Gradle
General
1 3,976 (21.61%) Finance
2 2,784 (15.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1,269 (6.90%) Marketing
4 1,250 (6.79%) Presentation Skills
5 1,030 (5.60%) Organisational Skills
6 856 (4.65%) Retail
7 704 (3.83%) Banking
8 698 (3.79%) Legal
9 678 (3.68%) Public Sector
10 601 (3.27%) Manufacturing
11 590 (3.21%) Games
12 574 (3.12%) Telecoms
13 566 (3.08%) Law
14 547 (2.97%) Influencing Skills
15 501 (2.72%) Pharmaceutical
16 328 (1.78%) Documentation Skills
17 294 (1.60%) Electronics
18 243 (1.32%) Automotive
19 189 (1.03%) Front Office
20 187 (1.02%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3,416 (18.57%) Developer
2 2,604 (14.15%) Analyst
3 1,079 (5.86%) Architect
4 952 (5.17%) Consultant
5 792 (4.30%) Project Manager
6 785 (4.27%) Software Engineer
7 776 (4.22%) Senior Developer
8 616 (3.35%) Business Analyst
9 501 (2.72%) Support Engineer
10 480 (2.61%) Support Analyst
11 465 (2.53%) DevOps Engineer
12 410 (2.23%) Java Developer
13 401 (2.18%) IT Support
14 379 (2.06%) Solutions Architect
15 374 (2.03%) Software Developer
16 367 (1.99%) Junior
17 359 (1.95%) Senior Manager
18 355 (1.93%) Full Stack Developer
19 354 (1.92%) Administrator
20 350 (1.90%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,599 (8.69%) .NET
2 1,546 (8.40%) HTML
3 1,428 (7.76%) CSS
4 1,139 (6.19%) React
5 837 (4.55%) REST
6 817 (4.44%) AngularJS
7 793 (4.31%) Node.js
8 594 (3.23%) RESTful
9 570 (3.10%) Web Services
10 487 (2.65%) HTML5
11 458 (2.49%) Spring
12 448 (2.43%) .NET Core
13 423 (2.30%) XML
14 419 (2.28%) .NET Framework
15 411 (2.23%) ASP.NET
16 405 (2.20%) jQuery
17 378 (2.05%) Vue.js
18 365 (1.98%) JSON
19 279 (1.52%) CSS3
20 267 (1.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1,221 (6.64%) User Experience
2 1,179 (6.41%) Self-Motivation
3 1,001 (5.44%) Management Information System
4 538 (2.92%) Mobile App
5 406 (2.21%) Algorithms
6 345 (1.88%) Greenfield Project
7 344 (1.87%) Data Centre
8 301 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
9 286 (1.55%) Data Structures
10 285 (1.55%) Life Science
11 259 (1.41%) Public Cloud
12 224 (1.22%) Social Media
13 220 (1.20%) Driving Licence
14 176 (0.96%) Virtual Team
15 166 (0.90%) Hedge funds
16 152 (0.83%) Derivative
17 140 (0.76%) Blog
18 132 (0.72%) NHS
19 131 (0.71%) Cloud Native
20 129 (0.70%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 2,273 (12.35%) Windows
2 1,615 (8.78%) Linux
3 835 (4.54%) Windows Server
4 560 (3.04%) Windows 10
5 469 (2.55%) Android
6 361 (1.96%) Unix
7 338 (1.84%) Apple iOS
8 223 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 188 (1.02%) Windows 7
10 182 (0.99%) Windows Server 2016
11 123 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
12 113 (0.61%) Windows Server 2019
13 108 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 86 (0.47%) Ubuntu
15 78 (0.42%) Mac OS
16 60 (0.33%) CentOS
17 48 (0.26%) Windows 8
18 47 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
19 40 (0.22%) Mac OS X
20 37 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,581 (30.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3,844 (20.89%) Problem-Solving
3 2,265 (12.31%) Project Management
4 2,143 (11.65%) DevOps
5 1,771 (9.63%) Software Engineering
6 1,613 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 1,564 (8.50%) Mentoring
8 1,563 (8.49%) Scrum
9 1,431 (7.78%) Analytics
10 1,422 (7.73%) Computer Science
11 1,351 (7.34%) ITIL
12 1,288 (7.00%) Test Automation
13 1,267 (6.89%) Business Intelligence
14 1,145 (6.22%) Microservices
15 1,136 (6.17%) Continuous Improvement
16 996 (5.41%) Coaching
17 966 (5.25%) Project Delivery
18 949 (5.16%) SDLC
19 918 (4.99%) Decision-Making
20 902 (4.90%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3,111 (16.91%) SQL
2 2,459 (13.36%) JavaScript
3 2,129 (11.57%) Python
4 2,049 (11.14%) Java
5 1,884 (10.24%) C#
6 688 (3.74%) C
7 677 (3.68%) C++
8 648 (3.52%) PHP
9 608 (3.30%) TypeScript
10 606 (3.29%) PowerShell
11 356 (1.93%) T-SQL
12 329 (1.79%) Bash Shell
13 296 (1.61%) Go
14 261 (1.42%) R
15 243 (1.32%) Ruby
16 196 (1.07%) Java 8
17 178 (0.97%) Scala
18 154 (0.84%) ES6
19 151 (0.82%) Kotlin
20 133 (0.72%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2,955 (16.06%) Degree
2 823 (4.47%) Security Cleared
3 637 (3.46%) Computer Science Degree
4 507 (2.76%) SC Cleared
5 282 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 242 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
7 241 (1.31%) CISSP
8 210 (1.14%) PhD
9 192 (1.04%) Master's Degree
10 160 (0.87%) CISM
11 143 (0.78%) PMI Certification
12 131 (0.71%) CCNP
13 129 (0.70%) PMP
14 128 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
15 120 (0.65%) CCNA
16 119 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
17 114 (0.62%) MCSE
18 106 (0.58%) DV Cleared
19 103 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
20 100 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,136 (6.17%) QA
2 629 (3.42%) SLA
3 554 (3.01%) GDPR
4 398 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 284 (1.54%) Data Quality
6 272 (1.48%) PMO
7 136 (0.74%) NIST
8 110 (0.60%) PCI DSS
9 101 (0.55%) CDISC
10 97 (0.53%) COBIT
11 82 (0.45%) Good Clinical Practice
12 68 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
13 66 (0.36%) GRC
14 62 (0.34%) ISO 9001
15 56 (0.30%) NCSC
16 48 (0.26%) WCAG
17 47 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
18 46 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
19 44 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
20 43 (0.23%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1,373 (7.46%) Active Directory
2 1,295 (7.04%) Docker
3 554 (3.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 328 (1.78%) Hyper-V
5 114 (0.62%) Firmware
6 102 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
7 85 (0.46%) vSphere
8 71 (0.39%) XenApp
9 64 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
10 62 (0.34%) XenDesktop
11 47 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
12 36 (0.20%) BitLocker
13 35 (0.19%) VMware NSX
14 31 (0.17%) Terminal Server
15 29 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
16 26 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
17 22 (0.12%) RHEV
18 20 (0.11%) NFS
19 19 (0.10%) KVM
20 17 (0.092%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 988 (5.37%) Kubernetes
2 686 (3.73%) Terraform
3 552 (3.00%) Ansible
4 292 (1.59%) Puppet
5 268 (1.46%) SCCM
6 225 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
7 180 (0.98%) Microsoft Intune
8 103 (0.56%) Grafana
9 88 (0.48%) Prometheus
10 72 (0.39%) Docker Swarm
11 60 (0.33%) Packer
11 60 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
12 49 (0.27%) Graphite
13 48 (0.26%) Consul
14 43 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
15 39 (0.21%) Nagios
16 38 (0.21%) FortiGate
17 37 (0.20%) Rancher
18 33 (0.18%) SCOM
18 33 (0.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3,500 (19.02%) Microsoft
2 907 (4.93%) Oracle
3 851 (4.63%) VMware
4 682 (3.71%) SAP
5 660 (3.59%) Google
6 590 (3.21%) Salesforce.com
7 527 (2.86%) Cisco
8 360 (1.96%) Citrix
9 317 (1.72%) Adobe
10 286 (1.55%) IBM
11 220 (1.20%) ServiceNow
12 158 (0.86%) Apple
13 151 (0.82%) HP
14 137 (0.74%) Splunk
15 127 (0.69%) Veeam
16 121 (0.66%) Palo Alto
17 117 (0.64%) Atlassian
18 107 (0.58%) JD Edwards
19 103 (0.56%) Red Hat
20 102 (0.55%) Facebook