Period
to 17 May 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales. 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 > Wales
6 months to
17 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 5 12 3
Rank change year-on-year +7 -9 0
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 225 216 334
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 18.10% 13.68% 19.73%
As % of the General category 35.32% 28.84% 40.00%
Number of salaries quoted 153 177 286
10th Percentile £26,750 £22,000 £23,500
25th Percentile £32,500 £29,000 £29,032
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.71% +6.25% +2.56%
75th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £48,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £56,250 £56,875
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

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 advertised in Wales with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 637 749 835
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 51.25% 47.44% 49.32%
Number of salaries quoted 425 635 708
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £32,000 £32,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.53% +6.25% -
75th Percentile £50,000 £50,000 £51,563
90th Percentile £60,700 £58,750 £62,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

Social Skills
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing Social Skills as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Social Skills in Wales

Social Skills
Salary Trend in Wales

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Social Skills in Wales.

Salary trend for Social Skills in Wales

Social Skills
Salary Histogram in Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing Social Skills in Wales over the 6 months to 17 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Social Skills in Wales

Social Skills
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Social Skills within the Wales region 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
South Wales +6 165 £42,500 -5.56% 38
West Wales +10 22 £37,500 -5.66% 8
Mid Wales -1 19 - - 5
North Wales +3 14 £36,000 +14.29% 6
Social Skills
UK

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 across the Wales region with a requirement for Social Skills.

1 66 (29.33%) Finance
1 66 (29.33%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (28.44%) Microsoft
3 63 (28.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 59 (26.22%) Problem-Solving
5 47 (20.89%) Azure
6 39 (17.33%) Analytical Skills
7 37 (16.44%) SQL
7 37 (16.44%) Project Management
8 36 (16.00%) DevOps
9 35 (15.56%) Power Platform
10 34 (15.11%) Degree
10 34 (15.11%) Windows
11 33 (14.67%) Microsoft 365
12 32 (14.22%) Power BI
13 30 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
13 30 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
14 29 (12.89%) ITIL
15 28 (12.44%) Data Modelling
15 28 (12.44%) Decision-Making
16 25 (11.11%) Service Management
16 25 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
17 24 (10.67%) Active Directory
18 21 (9.33%) Data Analysis
19 20 (8.89%) Service Delivery
19 20 (8.89%) Microsoft Excel
20 19 (8.44%) PowerShell
21 18 (8.00%) Collaborative Working
22 17 (7.56%) Windows Server
23 16 (7.11%) Scrum

Social Skills
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 8 (3.56%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.67%) Skype for Business
3 4 (1.78%) WordPress
4 2 (0.89%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.89%) Confluence
4 2 (0.89%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.89%) SAS
5 1 (0.44%) Apache
5 1 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.44%) CMS
5 1 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.44%) JBoss
5 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 30 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (8.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (4.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (3.56%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (1.33%) AutoCAD
5 3 (1.33%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.44%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.33%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.89%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.89%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 47 (20.89%) Azure
2 35 (15.56%) Power Platform
3 33 (14.67%) Microsoft 365
4 10 (4.44%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (4.00%) Google Workspace
6 8 (3.56%) AWS
7 6 (2.67%) SaaS
8 5 (2.22%) Azure Data Factory
8 5 (2.22%) IaaS
8 5 (2.22%) PaaS
8 5 (2.22%) PowerApps
9 4 (1.78%) Azure Stack
9 4 (1.78%) Slack
10 3 (1.33%) Yammer
11 2 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.89%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.44%) Azure Machine Learning
12 1 (0.44%) FinancialForce
12 1 (0.44%) GCP
12 1 (0.44%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.67%) Firewall
2 13 (5.78%) SAN
3 12 (5.33%) WAN
4 10 (4.44%) LAN
5 9 (4.00%) Ethernet
6 8 (3.56%) NAS
6 8 (3.56%) TCP/IP
7 7 (3.11%) Cisco IOS
7 7 (3.11%) Cisco ISE
7 7 (3.11%) Network Security
7 7 (3.11%) Remote Desktop
7 7 (3.11%) VoIP
8 6 (2.67%) SD-WAN
8 6 (2.67%) Skype
9 5 (2.22%) VLAN
10 4 (1.78%) DHCP
10 4 (1.78%) DNS
10 4 (1.78%) Wireless
11 3 (1.33%) VPN
11 3 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (14.22%) Power BI
2 10 (4.44%) Relational Database
2 10 (4.44%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.11%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (1.78%) Data Lake
4 4 (1.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (1.33%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.33%) MySQL
5 3 (1.33%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.89%) Big Data
6 2 (0.89%) Tableau
7 1 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.44%) DB2
7 1 (0.44%) HPCC
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (2.67%) Selenium
2 4 (1.78%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.33%) JIRA
3 3 (1.33%) Postman
4 2 (0.89%) LSMW
4 2 (0.89%) SpecFlow
4 2 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.44%) Ant
5 1 (0.44%) Firebug
5 1 (0.44%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.44%) JMeter
5 1 (0.44%) Maven
5 1 (0.44%) PHPUnit
5 1 (0.44%) Protractor
5 1 (0.44%) Ranorex
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.44%) Subversion
5 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.44%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.44%) Xdebug
General
1 66 (29.33%) Finance
2 39 (17.33%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (7.11%) Manufacturing
4 14 (6.22%) Organisational Skills
5 13 (5.78%) Presentation Skills
6 11 (4.89%) Retail
7 10 (4.44%) Pharmaceutical
8 8 (3.56%) Advertising
9 7 (3.11%) Law
10 6 (2.67%) Banking
10 6 (2.67%) Influencing Skills
10 6 (2.67%) Marketing
11 4 (1.78%) Public Sector
11 4 (1.78%) Public Speaking
11 4 (1.78%) Publishing
12 3 (1.33%) Aerospace
12 3 (1.33%) Legal
12 3 (1.33%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.89%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.89%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 69 (30.67%) Analyst
2 22 (9.78%) Developer
3 21 (9.33%) Business Analyst
4 20 (8.89%) Data Analyst
5 18 (8.00%) Architect
6 13 (5.78%) Solutions Architect
7 9 (4.00%) Customer Service Advisor
7 9 (4.00%) Java Developer
8 8 (3.56%) Software Developer
9 7 (3.11%) IT Support
9 7 (3.11%) Project Manager
9 7 (3.11%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (3.11%) Service Analyst
10 6 (2.67%) IT Technician
10 6 (2.67%) Java Software Developer
10 6 (2.67%) PMO Analyst
10 6 (2.67%) Support Technician
10 6 (2.67%) Systems Analyst
11 5 (2.22%) IT Support Technician
11 5 (2.22%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.56%) CSS
2 6 (2.67%) .NET
2 6 (2.67%) HTML
2 6 (2.67%) REST
3 4 (1.78%) HTML5
3 4 (1.78%) SOAP
3 4 (1.78%) Spring
4 3 (1.33%) AngularJS
4 3 (1.33%) OAuth
4 3 (1.33%) Spring Boot
4 3 (1.33%) Symfony
4 3 (1.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (0.89%) CSS3
5 2 (0.89%) jQuery
5 2 (0.89%) React
5 2 (0.89%) RESTful
5 2 (0.89%) SAP Fiori
5 2 (0.89%) SAPUI5
5 2 (0.89%) Vue.js
5 2 (0.89%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.22%) User Experience
2 10 (4.44%) Driving Licence
3 9 (4.00%) PKI
4 7 (3.11%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.67%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.22%) Social Media
7 4 (1.78%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.78%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (1.78%) Housing Association
7 4 (1.78%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.33%) Analytical Mindset
8 3 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.33%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.89%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.89%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.44%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.44%) Handset
10 1 (0.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 34 (15.11%) Windows
2 17 (7.56%) Windows Server
3 11 (4.89%) Windows 10
4 9 (4.00%) Linux
4 9 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (3.56%) Android
6 7 (3.11%) Mac OS
6 7 (3.11%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.33%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (0.89%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.89%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.44%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (29.33%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (28.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 59 (26.22%) Problem-Solving
4 37 (16.44%) Project Management
5 36 (16.00%) DevOps
6 30 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
7 29 (12.89%) ITIL
8 28 (12.44%) Data Modelling
8 28 (12.44%) Decision-Making
9 25 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
9 25 (11.11%) Service Management
10 21 (9.33%) Data Analysis
11 20 (8.89%) Service Delivery
12 18 (8.00%) Collaborative Working
13 16 (7.11%) Scrum
14 15 (6.67%) Analytics
15 14 (6.22%) Workshop Facilitation
16 13 (5.78%) Data Analytics
16 13 (5.78%) Project Delivery
16 13 (5.78%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 37 (16.44%) SQL
2 19 (8.44%) PowerShell
3 15 (6.67%) Java
4 13 (5.78%) JavaScript
5 12 (5.33%) Python
6 11 (4.89%) C#
7 6 (2.67%) PHP
8 3 (1.33%) TypeScript
9 2 (0.89%) C
9 2 (0.89%) Java 8
9 2 (0.89%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.44%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 34 (15.11%) Degree
2 13 (5.78%) SC Cleared
2 13 (5.78%) Security Cleared
3 9 (4.00%) DBS Check
3 9 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (3.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 8 (3.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (2.67%) MCP
6 5 (2.22%) MCSA
7 4 (1.78%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (1.78%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.78%) PMP
8 3 (1.33%) APMP
8 3 (1.33%) CISA
8 3 (1.33%) CISSP
8 3 (1.33%) CRISC
8 3 (1.33%) HNC
8 3 (1.33%) MCITP
8 3 (1.33%) MCSE
8 3 (1.33%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.33%) GDPR
2 9 (4.00%) SLA
3 8 (3.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (3.56%) QA
4 7 (3.11%) PMO
5 3 (1.33%) HAZOP
5 3 (1.33%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.89%) NIST
6 2 (0.89%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.44%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.44%) Good Clinical Practice
7 1 (0.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 17025
System Software
1 24 (10.67%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.44%) BitLocker
3 9 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (3.56%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.33%) Firmware
5 3 (1.33%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.89%) Docker
7 1 (0.44%) IAG
7 1 (0.44%) Varnish
7 1 (0.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (5.33%) SCCM
2 8 (3.56%) Jamf Pro
3 7 (3.11%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (1.78%) Kubernetes
5 3 (1.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 3 (1.33%) SCOM
5 3 (1.33%) WSUS
6 2 (0.89%) Ansible
6 2 (0.89%) Nessus
6 2 (0.89%) OpenVAS
7 1 (0.44%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 64 (28.44%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.22%) Alteryx
2 14 (6.22%) Cognos
3 12 (5.33%) Cisco
4 11 (4.89%) VMware
5 9 (4.00%) SAP
6 8 (3.56%) Apple
7 4 (1.78%) Databricks
7 4 (1.78%) Oracle
8 3 (1.33%) Acme Packet
8 3 (1.33%) Citrix
8 3 (1.33%) GENBAND
8 3 (1.33%) Juniper
8 3 (1.33%) Nimble Storage
8 3 (1.33%) Sonus
9 2 (0.89%) Civica
9 2 (0.89%) FalconStor
9 2 (0.89%) HP
9 2 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.89%) Veeam