Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
UK > Wales
6 months to
23 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 9 3
Rank change year-on-year +5 -6 -1
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 328 172 364
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 23.33% 14.73% 20.58%
As % of the General category 38.63% 34.13% 42.77%
Number of salaries quoted 162 141 290
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,500 £23,500
25th Percentile £32,500 £29,000 £29,032
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,180 £44,000 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year -8.68% +17.33% -6.25%
75th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
90th Percentile £60,225 £56,250 £56,375
UK median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £49,000
% change year-on-year +1.94% +5.10% +3.16%

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 849 504 851
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 60.38% 43.15% 48.11%
Number of salaries quoted 513 416 720
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £25,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,000 £40,930 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.61% +2.33% -
75th Percentile £51,250 £50,875 £50,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £57,500
UK median annual salary £56,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +1.82% +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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +5 252 £42,500 -5.56% 66
West Wales +5 33 £37,500 +21.95% 8
Mid Wales +2 27 - - 5
North Wales 0 8 £33,750 +14.41% 12
Dyfed - 3 £70,500 -
Social Skills
UK

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 116 (35.37%) Problem-Solving
2 103 (31.40%) Microsoft
3 96 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
4 71 (21.65%) Security Cleared
5 69 (21.04%) SC Cleared
6 68 (20.73%) SQL
7 66 (20.12%) Finance
8 64 (19.51%) Stakeholder Management
9 59 (17.99%) Microsoft Office
9 59 (17.99%) Project Management
10 52 (15.85%) Java
11 47 (14.33%) Azure
11 47 (14.33%) Analytical Skills
12 46 (14.02%) Degree
13 43 (13.11%) Business Intelligence
14 41 (12.50%) DevOps
15 40 (12.20%) Scrum
16 39 (11.89%) ITIL
17 38 (11.59%) Spring
17 38 (11.59%) REST
18 37 (11.28%) Continuous Improvement
18 37 (11.28%) Windows
18 37 (11.28%) Decision-Making
19 35 (10.67%) Analytics
19 35 (10.67%) Time Management
20 34 (10.37%) SQL Server
20 34 (10.37%) Service Management
20 34 (10.37%) Microservices
21 33 (10.06%) Coaching
21 33 (10.06%) Java 8

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 11 (3.35%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.74%) Skype for Business
3 7 (2.13%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.52%) Confluence
5 4 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.91%) Apache
6 3 (0.91%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.91%) CMS
6 3 (0.91%) JBoss
6 3 (0.91%) WordPress
7 2 (0.61%) SAS
8 1 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.30%) nginx
Applications
1 59 (17.99%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (6.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (4.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (4.27%) AutoCAD
4 14 (4.27%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (1.52%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.30%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (0.61%) SAP CRM
1 2 (0.61%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.30%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 47 (14.33%) Azure
2 24 (7.32%) Microsoft 365
3 22 (6.71%) GitHub
3 22 (6.71%) Power Platform
4 21 (6.40%) Serverless
5 17 (5.18%) AWS
6 12 (3.66%) Azure Active Directory
7 9 (2.74%) Twilio
8 7 (2.13%) Google Workspace
8 7 (2.13%) SaaS
9 6 (1.83%) NuGet
9 6 (1.83%) Yammer
10 5 (1.52%) Azure Data Factory
11 4 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (1.22%) Amazon S3
11 4 (1.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 4 (1.22%) Azure Stack
11 4 (1.22%) OpenShift
11 4 (1.22%) PowerApps
12 3 (0.91%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.35%) Firewall
2 10 (3.05%) WAN
3 9 (2.74%) Ethernet
3 9 (2.74%) Skype
4 8 (2.44%) Cisco IOS
4 8 (2.44%) Cisco ISE
4 8 (2.44%) LAN
4 8 (2.44%) Remote Desktop
4 8 (2.44%) TCP/IP
5 7 (2.13%) SAN
6 6 (1.83%) Intranet
7 4 (1.22%) DHCP
7 4 (1.22%) Kerberos
7 4 (1.22%) NAS
7 4 (1.22%) SD-WAN
7 4 (1.22%) SMTP
8 3 (0.91%) Network Security
8 3 (0.91%) Reverse Proxy
8 3 (0.91%) VLAN
8 3 (0.91%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (10.37%) SQL Server
2 25 (7.62%) Big Data
3 20 (6.10%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (5.79%) Power BI
5 12 (3.66%) Amazon RDS
6 10 (3.05%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (2.74%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.52%) Tableau
9 4 (1.22%) Data Lake
9 4 (1.22%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.22%) MySQL
9 4 (1.22%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.30%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.30%) DB2
11 1 (0.30%) HPCC
11 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2016
11 1 (0.30%) Tableau Server
Development Applications
1 24 (7.32%) Jenkins
2 16 (4.88%) Git (software)
3 11 (3.35%) Maven
4 9 (2.74%) JIRA
5 8 (2.44%) Selenium
6 6 (1.83%) Visual Studio Code
7 5 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (1.22%) Postman
8 4 (1.22%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.91%) Ant
9 3 (0.91%) JMeter
9 3 (0.91%) Protractor
9 3 (0.91%) Subversion
10 2 (0.61%) LSMW
10 2 (0.61%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.30%) PHPUnit
11 1 (0.30%) Ranorex
11 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (0.30%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.30%) Xdebug
General
1 66 (20.12%) Finance
2 47 (14.33%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (8.23%) Organisational Skills
4 25 (7.62%) Law
5 21 (6.40%) Welsh Language
6 18 (5.49%) Presentation Skills
7 11 (3.35%) Legal
7 11 (3.35%) Manufacturing
7 11 (3.35%) Pharmaceutical
7 11 (3.35%) Telecoms
8 10 (3.05%) Retail
9 7 (2.13%) Advertising
10 6 (1.83%) Banking
11 5 (1.52%) Influencing Skills
12 3 (0.91%) Billing
12 3 (0.91%) Documentation Skills
12 3 (0.91%) Marketing
13 2 (0.61%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 2 (0.61%) Public Speaking
13 2 (0.61%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 89 (27.13%) Developer
2 77 (23.48%) Analyst
3 33 (10.06%) Java Developer
4 29 (8.84%) Service Analyst
5 23 (7.01%) Service Desk Analyst
5 23 (7.01%) Technical Analyst
6 22 (6.71%) Business Analyst
7 20 (6.10%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 20 (6.10%) Report Developer
8 19 (5.79%) Technical Services Analyst
9 18 (5.49%) Software Developer
10 16 (4.88%) Architect
11 14 (4.27%) Design Engineer
12 12 (3.66%) Project Manager
13 11 (3.35%) Business Manager
13 11 (3.35%) Solutions Architect
14 9 (2.74%) Administrator
14 9 (2.74%) Customer Service Advisor
15 7 (2.13%) .NET Developer
15 7 (2.13%) Business Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (11.59%) REST
1 38 (11.59%) Spring
2 24 (7.32%) Hibernate
2 24 (7.32%) Middleware
3 21 (6.40%) GraphQL
3 21 (6.40%) JavaBeans
4 20 (6.10%) AngularJS
5 17 (5.18%) CSS
6 16 (4.88%) HTML
7 13 (3.96%) SOAP
8 12 (3.66%) .NET
8 12 (3.66%) Web Services
9 10 (3.05%) Angular 2
10 9 (2.74%) Express
10 9 (2.74%) Spring Boot
10 9 (2.74%) XML
11 8 (2.44%) React
12 7 (2.13%) .NET Core
12 7 (2.13%) HTML5
12 7 (2.13%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.32%) Self-Motivation
2 19 (5.79%) User Experience
3 8 (2.44%) Driving Licence
3 8 (2.44%) PKI
4 6 (1.83%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.52%) Renewable Energy
6 4 (1.22%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.22%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.22%) Virtual Team
7 3 (0.91%) Algorithms
7 3 (0.91%) Public Cloud
7 3 (0.91%) Social Media
8 2 (0.61%) e-Learning
8 2 (0.61%) NHS
9 1 (0.30%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.30%) Handset
9 1 (0.30%) iPad
9 1 (0.30%) iPhone
9 1 (0.30%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 37 (11.28%) Windows
2 17 (5.18%) Windows Server
3 14 (4.27%) Windows 10
4 11 (3.35%) Android
5 10 (3.05%) Linux
6 8 (2.44%) Mac OS
6 8 (2.44%) Mac OS X
7 7 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.22%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.22%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (35.37%) Problem-Solving
2 96 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (19.51%) Stakeholder Management
4 59 (17.99%) Project Management
5 43 (13.11%) Business Intelligence
6 41 (12.50%) DevOps
7 40 (12.20%) Scrum
8 39 (11.89%) ITIL
9 37 (11.28%) Continuous Improvement
9 37 (11.28%) Decision-Making
10 35 (10.67%) Analytics
10 35 (10.67%) Time Management
11 34 (10.37%) Microservices
11 34 (10.37%) Service Management
12 33 (10.06%) Coaching
13 32 (9.76%) Change Management
13 32 (9.76%) Data Modelling
14 31 (9.45%) Business Analysis
14 31 (9.45%) Data Analytics
15 30 (9.15%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 68 (20.73%) SQL
2 52 (15.85%) Java
3 33 (10.06%) Java 8
4 24 (7.32%) T-SQL
5 22 (6.71%) JavaScript
6 19 (5.79%) PowerShell
7 17 (5.18%) Python
7 17 (5.18%) TypeScript
8 13 (3.96%) C#
9 12 (3.66%) PHP
10 8 (2.44%) C
11 2 (0.61%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.30%) C++
12 1 (0.30%) Go
12 1 (0.30%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 71 (21.65%) Security Cleared
2 69 (21.04%) SC Cleared
3 46 (14.02%) Degree
4 14 (4.27%) ITIL Certification
5 11 (3.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 9 (2.74%) DBS Check
7 7 (2.13%) Master's Degree
8 6 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.83%) PMI Certification
9 5 (1.52%) PMP
10 4 (1.22%) MCSA
10 4 (1.22%) Numerate Degree
10 4 (1.22%) Postgraduate
11 3 (0.91%) APMP
11 3 (0.91%) ISEB
11 3 (0.91%) MCITP
11 3 (0.91%) MCP
11 3 (0.91%) MCSE
11 3 (0.91%) MCTS
12 2 (0.61%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (10.06%) SLA
2 11 (3.35%) PMO
3 7 (2.13%) GDPR
4 6 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.83%) QA
5 2 (0.61%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.61%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.30%) Good Clinical Practice
6 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 17025
6 1 (0.30%) NIST
System Software
1 32 (9.76%) Docker
2 23 (7.01%) Active Directory
3 9 (2.74%) BitLocker
4 7 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.22%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.22%) Shibboleth
6 3 (0.91%) Firmware
7 2 (0.61%) vSphere
8 1 (0.30%) Varnish
8 1 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 21 (6.40%) Terraform
2 15 (4.57%) Kubernetes
3 13 (3.96%) SCCM
4 9 (2.74%) Jamf Pro
5 8 (2.44%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (1.22%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 4 (1.22%) Ansible
7 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 3 (0.91%) SCOM
7 3 (0.91%) WSUS
Vendors
1 103 (31.40%) Microsoft
2 14 (4.27%) Cisco
3 9 (2.74%) Apple
4 7 (2.13%) Oracle
4 7 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (2.13%) VMware
5 5 (1.52%) SAP
6 4 (1.22%) Databricks
6 4 (1.22%) Guidewire
6 4 (1.22%) LexisNexis
7 3 (0.91%) Acme Packet
7 3 (0.91%) GENBAND
7 3 (0.91%) Juniper
7 3 (0.91%) Nimble Storage
7 3 (0.91%) Sonus
8 2 (0.61%) Alteryx
8 2 (0.61%) Cognos
8 2 (0.61%) HP
9 1 (0.30%) Becrypt
9 1 (0.30%) MobileIron