Period
to

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 15 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
UK > Wales
6 months to
15 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 2 4 9
Rank change year-on-year +2 +5 -6
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 527 337 154
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 27.75% 23.48% 15.49%
As % of the General category 39.53% 38.65% 35.90%
Number of salaries quoted 300 171 124
10th Percentile £32,500 £25,000 £22,575
25th Percentile £40,000 £31,606 £28,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +25.00% - +6.52%
75th Percentile £61,250 £52,500 £52,500
90th Percentile £70,250 £61,123 £55,700
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

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 1,333 872 429
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 70.19% 60.77% 43.16%
Number of salaries quoted 798 547 353
10th Percentile £31,569 £26,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £38,386 £32,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £52,500 £50,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £60,700 £56,250
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

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 15 August 2022.

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 15 August 2022. 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
South Wales 0 336 £52,500 +31.25% 46
North Wales +3 89 £40,706 +1.77% 10
West Wales +19 61 £40,000 +14.29% 5
Dyfed +1 3 - -
Social Skills
UK

For the 6 months to 15 August 2022, 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.

1 225 (42.69%) Agile
2 137 (26.00%) Problem-Solving
3 132 (25.05%) Finance
4 108 (20.49%) SQL
4 108 (20.49%) Analytical Skills
5 101 (19.17%) Marketing
6 95 (18.03%) Microsoft
7 89 (16.89%) Retail
8 88 (16.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 77 (14.61%) Mentoring
10 73 (13.85%) Microsoft Office
11 72 (13.66%) Project Management
12 71 (13.47%) Degree
13 68 (12.90%) Scrum
14 67 (12.71%) Azure
15 66 (12.52%) Organisational Skills
16 63 (11.95%) JavaScript
17 58 (11.01%) Power Platform
17 58 (11.01%) Strategic Thinking
18 57 (10.82%) HTML
19 56 (10.63%) Microsoft Excel
19 56 (10.63%) QA
20 55 (10.44%) Analytics
21 54 (10.25%) CSS
22 53 (10.06%) Power BI
23 50 (9.49%) Business Intelligence
23 50 (9.49%) Python
23 50 (9.49%) Visualisation
24 49 (9.30%) Data Visualisation
25 48 (9.11%) DevOps

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 29 (5.50%) Confluence
2 15 (2.85%) SAS
3 10 (1.90%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.33%) Umbraco
5 5 (0.95%) nginx
6 2 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.19%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.19%) Camunda
7 1 (0.19%) CMS
7 1 (0.19%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
Applications
1 73 (13.85%) Microsoft Office
2 56 (10.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (2.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.52%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.76%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.38%) InVision
6 2 (0.38%) Sketch
7 1 (0.19%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 27 (5.12%) SessionCam
1 27 (5.12%) WebTrends
2 26 (4.93%) iTrent
3 6 (1.14%) SAP S/4HANA
4 5 (0.95%) NetSuite
4 5 (0.95%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.38%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.19%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.19%) SAP ECC
7 1 (0.19%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.19%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 67 (12.71%) Azure
2 58 (11.01%) Power Platform
3 32 (6.07%) AWS
4 27 (5.12%) Google Analytics
4 27 (5.12%) Google Tag Manager
5 23 (4.36%) GitHub
6 15 (2.85%) Azure DevOps
7 14 (2.66%) Microsoft 365
8 12 (2.28%) SaaS
9 11 (2.09%) Serverless
10 9 (1.71%) Veeva
11 8 (1.52%) Dynamics 365
11 8 (1.52%) GCP
12 7 (1.33%) AWS CloudFormation
12 7 (1.33%) PaaS
13 5 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (0.95%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.95%) AWS Lambda
13 5 (0.95%) IaaS
13 5 (0.95%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.09%) WAN
2 6 (1.14%) DNS
2 6 (1.14%) SSL
3 5 (0.95%) HTTP
3 5 (0.95%) WebEx
4 4 (0.76%) Firewall
4 4 (0.76%) SAN
5 3 (0.57%) DHCP
5 3 (0.57%) iSCSI
5 3 (0.57%) Kerberos
5 3 (0.57%) NAS
5 3 (0.57%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.38%) Intranet
7 1 (0.19%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.19%) Broadband
7 1 (0.19%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.19%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.19%) NX-OS
7 1 (0.19%) VoIP
7 1 (0.19%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (10.06%) Power BI
2 32 (6.07%) SQL Server
3 22 (4.17%) Tableau
4 19 (3.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (3.42%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (3.23%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 16 (3.04%) Azure SQL Database
8 15 (2.85%) MySQL
8 15 (2.85%) NoSQL
9 10 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (1.52%) OLAP
11 7 (1.33%) Crystal Reports
11 7 (1.33%) Data Mining
11 7 (1.33%) MS Access
11 7 (1.33%) OLAP Cube
11 7 (1.33%) Power Query
12 6 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
12 6 (1.14%) MongoDB
13 5 (0.95%) Amazon Aurora
13 5 (0.95%) Redis
Development Applications
1 40 (7.59%) Git (software)
1 40 (7.59%) JIRA
2 28 (5.31%) Selenium
3 24 (4.55%) Jenkins
4 21 (3.98%) GitLab
5 17 (3.23%) HP UFT
5 17 (3.23%) LoadRunner
6 8 (1.52%) Cucumber
7 7 (1.33%) Postman
8 6 (1.14%) Cypress.io
8 6 (1.14%) JMeter
9 4 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.76%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.57%) Protractor
10 3 (0.57%) SoapUI
10 3 (0.57%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.38%) Axure RP
11 2 (0.38%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.38%) Mocha
11 2 (0.38%) WebDriver
General
1 132 (25.05%) Finance
2 108 (20.49%) Analytical Skills
3 101 (19.17%) Marketing
4 89 (16.89%) Retail
5 66 (12.52%) Organisational Skills
6 48 (9.11%) Presentation Skills
7 37 (7.02%) Banking
8 32 (6.07%) Advertising
9 30 (5.69%) Manufacturing
10 24 (4.55%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 18 (3.42%) Pharmaceutical
12 14 (2.66%) Law
13 12 (2.28%) Games
14 8 (1.52%) Public Sector
14 8 (1.52%) Social Housing
14 8 (1.52%) Tech for Good
15 7 (1.33%) Documentation Skills
15 7 (1.33%) Retail Banking
16 6 (1.14%) Publishing
17 4 (0.76%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 105 (19.92%) Analyst
2 53 (10.06%) Business Analyst
3 47 (8.92%) Developer
4 37 (7.02%) Administrator
5 29 (5.50%) Analytics Manager
5 29 (5.50%) Senior Analyst
6 27 (5.12%) Digital Analytics Manager
6 27 (5.12%) Insight Manager
6 27 (5.12%) Project Manager
7 24 (4.55%) Technical Analyst
8 22 (4.17%) Technical Business Analyst
9 20 (3.80%) Senior Business Analyst
10 18 (3.42%) Quality Engineer
11 16 (3.04%) Software Developer
11 16 (3.04%) Software Engineer
12 14 (2.66%) Delivery Manager
12 14 (2.66%) Junior
12 14 (2.66%) Senior Technical Analyst
13 12 (2.28%) Data Manager
13 12 (2.28%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (10.82%) HTML
2 54 (10.25%) CSS
3 39 (7.40%) .NET
4 17 (3.23%) Node.js
5 16 (3.04%) AngularJS
6 15 (2.85%) React
7 9 (1.71%) Sass
8 8 (1.52%) Web Services
9 7 (1.33%) ASP.NET
9 7 (1.33%) D3.js
9 7 (1.33%) HTML5
10 6 (1.14%) .NET Core
10 6 (1.14%) Semantic HTML
11 5 (0.95%) Angular 2
11 5 (0.95%) CSS3
11 5 (0.95%) LEMP Stack
11 5 (0.95%) Ruby on Rails
11 5 (0.95%) SOAP
11 5 (0.95%) Spring
12 4 (0.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (6.26%) User Experience
2 27 (5.12%) Self-Motivation
3 24 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 17 (3.23%) Virtual Team
5 9 (1.71%) IoT
6 8 (1.52%) Analytical Mindset
6 8 (1.52%) Legacy Systems
7 7 (1.33%) Team-Oriented Environment
8 6 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.14%) Mobile App
9 5 (0.95%) Biotechnology
9 5 (0.95%) Podcast
9 5 (0.95%) Tandem
10 4 (0.76%) Cloud Native
10 4 (0.76%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (0.76%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.57%) Data Centre
11 3 (0.57%) Life Science
12 2 (0.38%) Graphic Design
12 2 (0.38%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 18 (3.42%) Windows
2 15 (2.85%) Linux
3 11 (2.09%) Unix
4 6 (1.14%) Apple iOS
5 5 (0.95%) CentOS
5 5 (0.95%) Ubuntu
6 4 (0.76%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.57%) AIX
7 3 (0.57%) Solaris
8 2 (0.38%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.38%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.19%) VME
9 1 (0.19%) VMS
9 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (42.69%) Agile
2 137 (26.00%) Problem-Solving
3 88 (16.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 77 (14.61%) Mentoring
5 72 (13.66%) Project Management
6 68 (12.90%) Scrum
7 58 (11.01%) Strategic Thinking
8 55 (10.44%) Analytics
9 50 (9.49%) Business Intelligence
9 50 (9.49%) Visualisation
10 49 (9.30%) Data Visualisation
11 48 (9.11%) Business Strategy
11 48 (9.11%) DevOps
12 45 (8.54%) Test Automation
13 43 (8.16%) Data Protection
14 42 (7.97%) Coaching
15 41 (7.78%) Creative Thinking
16 38 (7.21%) Kanban
16 38 (7.21%) Software Engineering
17 37 (7.02%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 108 (20.49%) SQL
2 63 (11.95%) JavaScript
3 50 (9.49%) Python
4 19 (3.61%) Java
5 18 (3.42%) C#
6 13 (2.47%) TypeScript
7 12 (2.28%) PowerShell
8 10 (1.90%) R
9 8 (1.52%) Bash
9 8 (1.52%) Go
9 8 (1.52%) VBA
10 7 (1.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 7 (1.33%) MATLAB
10 7 (1.33%) T-SQL
11 6 (1.14%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.95%) Ruby
13 4 (0.76%) C++
13 4 (0.76%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.57%) Groovy
15 2 (0.38%) C
Qualifications
1 71 (13.47%) Degree
2 34 (6.45%) Security Cleared
3 31 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (1.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 6 (1.14%) PhD
7 5 (0.95%) AWS Certification
7 5 (0.95%) Numerate Degree
7 5 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (0.76%) DBS Check
8 4 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.57%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.57%) TOGAF Certification
10 2 (0.38%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.19%) ACSP
11 1 (0.19%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.19%) PMP
11 1 (0.19%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 1 (0.19%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (10.63%) QA
2 38 (7.21%) GDPR
3 15 (2.85%) GxP
4 8 (1.52%) SLA
5 7 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.95%) PMO
7 4 (0.76%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.57%) Good Clinical Practice
8 3 (0.57%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.38%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 2 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.38%) NEBOSH
10 1 (0.19%) GRC
10 1 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.19%) NIST
10 1 (0.19%) P3O
10 1 (0.19%) SOC 1
10 1 (0.19%) SOC 2
System Software
1 28 (5.31%) Docker
2 8 (1.52%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.57%) iptables
3 3 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.19%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 16 (3.04%) Terraform
2 13 (2.47%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.57%) Ansible
3 3 (0.57%) Data Guard
3 3 (0.57%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 3 (0.57%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (0.38%) HP ALM
4 2 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.38%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.19%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.19%) Grafana
5 1 (0.19%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 95 (18.03%) Microsoft
2 32 (6.07%) Google
3 29 (5.50%) Adobe
4 27 (5.12%) Hotjar
4 27 (5.12%) Tealeaf
4 27 (5.12%) Tealium
5 15 (2.85%) Oracle
6 9 (1.71%) Blue Prism
7 8 (1.52%) SAP
8 7 (1.33%) Automation Anywhere
8 7 (1.33%) UiPath
9 6 (1.14%) ANSYS
9 6 (1.14%) Bloomberg
9 6 (1.14%) CA
9 6 (1.14%) FIS
10 5 (0.95%) Red Hat
10 5 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.76%) Sage
11 4 (0.76%) ServiceNow
12 3 (0.57%) Teradata