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The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Social Skills over the 6 months to 14 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
14 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 2 2 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3 -4
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 2,448 1,588 667
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 28.26% 24.49% 20.75%
As % of the General category 41.29% 46.38% 39.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1,362 1,022 506
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,075 £23,500
25th Percentile £35,125 £33,750 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £57,375
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £64,375
England 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 the West Midlands with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 5,929 3,424 1,692
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 68.46% 52.81% 52.63%
Number of salaries quoted 3,450 2,360 1,337
10th Percentile £30,500 £28,475 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year - +3.26% +3.37%
75th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £67,700
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% - +9.52%

Social Skills
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Social Skills as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Social Skills in the West Midlands

Social Skills
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Social Skills in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Social Skills in the West Midlands

Social Skills
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Social Skills in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 14 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Social Skills in the West Midlands

Social Skills
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Social Skills within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 14 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
Birmingham 0 772 £55,000 +4.76% 130
Warwickshire -3 768 £46,000 -12.38% 74
Staffordshire -1 223 £42,500 +21.43% 34
Coventry -3 182 £50,000 +33.33% 33
Solihull 0 94 £34,000 -9.33% 17
Worcestershire 0 74 £41,517 -7.74% 29
Shropshire +2 70 £52,500 +31.25% 19
Herefordshire -5 34 £32,500 -18.75% 7
West Bromwich +7 26 £48,500 - 4
Wolverhampton +7 25 £32,500 -31.58% 7
Walsall 0 25 £32,500 -33.67% 4
Dudley +5 14 £21,000 -40.00% 2
Wednesbury -2 4 £35,000 +52.17% 1
Halesowen +3 3 £33,500 -29.47% 2
Willenhall +2 1 £42,500 +13.33%
Kingswinford - 1 £30,000 - 1
Social Skills
England

For the 6 months to 14 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Social Skills.

1 954 (38.97%) Agile
2 688 (28.10%) Degree
3 665 (27.17%) Automotive
4 583 (23.82%) Problem-Solving
5 582 (23.77%) Microsoft
6 505 (20.63%) Analytical Skills
7 455 (18.59%) Project Management
8 425 (17.36%) Azure
9 380 (15.52%) Finance
10 361 (14.75%) DevOps
11 351 (14.34%) SQL
12 309 (12.62%) Influencing Skills
13 302 (12.34%) Change Management
14 270 (11.03%) Process Improvement
15 268 (10.95%) SQL Server
16 259 (10.58%) Software Engineering
17 258 (10.54%) JavaScript
18 243 (9.93%) Git (software)
19 238 (9.72%) Line Management
20 237 (9.68%) Presentation Skills
21 231 (9.44%) .NET
22 230 (9.40%) C
23 229 (9.35%) Project Delivery
24 225 (9.19%) Python
25 223 (9.11%) Requirements Management
26 222 (9.07%) Self-Motivation
27 214 (8.74%) Validation
28 211 (8.62%) Scrum
29 208 (8.50%) C#
30 204 (8.33%) HTML

Social Skills
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 65 (2.66%) Confluence
2 58 (2.37%) SharePoint
3 35 (1.43%) SAS
4 21 (0.86%) MS Exchange
5 19 (0.78%) ArcGIS
6 17 (0.69%) Skype for Business
7 16 (0.65%) Umbraco
8 10 (0.41%) Appian
9 9 (0.37%) TPMS
10 8 (0.33%) Apache
10 8 (0.33%) Kinematics
11 7 (0.29%) CMS
12 5 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
13 4 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.16%) WordPress
14 3 (0.12%) Apache Spark
14 3 (0.12%) IIS
14 3 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.12%) Totara
15 2 (0.082%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 197 (8.05%) Microsoft Office
2 144 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 67 (2.74%) CATIA
4 65 (2.66%) Simulink
5 62 (2.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 43 (1.76%) Microsoft Project
7 33 (1.35%) MS Visio
8 30 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.25%) Photoshop
10 5 (0.20%) Abaqus
10 5 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.20%) InDesign
10 5 (0.20%) Quantrix
11 4 (0.16%) OrCAD
12 3 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
13 2 (0.082%) Adobe XD
13 2 (0.082%) InVision
13 2 (0.082%) Sketch
14 1 (0.041%) Camtasia
14 1 (0.041%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 17 (0.69%) ENOVIA
1 17 (0.69%) Teamcenter
2 14 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
4 5 (0.20%) Exstream
4 5 (0.20%) SAP SD
5 3 (0.12%) Magento
5 3 (0.12%) Sage 200
5 3 (0.12%) SAP MII
6 2 (0.082%) assyst
6 2 (0.082%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.082%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.082%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.082%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.082%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.082%) SAP APO
6 2 (0.082%) SAP SCM
7 1 (0.041%) OpenCart
7 1 (0.041%) Sage 300 ERP
7 1 (0.041%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 425 (17.36%) Azure
2 188 (7.68%) Azure DevOps
3 159 (6.50%) Serverless
4 150 (6.13%) Azure Service Bus
5 149 (6.09%) Azure Functions
6 140 (5.72%) AWS
7 118 (4.82%) Microsoft 365
8 100 (4.08%) Power Platform
9 68 (2.78%) SaaS
10 40 (1.63%) GCP
11 39 (1.59%) Dynamics 365
12 22 (0.90%) PaaS
13 19 (0.78%) Smartsheet
14 16 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
14 16 (0.65%) GitHub
15 15 (0.61%) IaaS
16 12 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
17 10 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
17 10 (0.41%) Collibra
17 10 (0.41%) Matillion
Communications & Networking
1 86 (3.51%) Firewall
2 68 (2.78%) TCP/IP
3 57 (2.33%) DNS
4 54 (2.21%) WAN
5 53 (2.17%) LAN
6 48 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
7 33 (1.35%) DHCP
8 30 (1.23%) HTTP
8 30 (1.23%) Network Security
9 25 (1.02%) SSH
10 23 (0.94%) Cisco ASA
11 20 (0.82%) VPN
12 19 (0.78%) Internet
12 19 (0.78%) Skype
12 19 (0.78%) VLAN
13 17 (0.69%) 2G
13 17 (0.69%) 3G
13 17 (0.69%) 4G
14 14 (0.57%) Wireless
15 8 (0.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 268 (10.95%) SQL Server
2 70 (2.86%) Power BI
3 61 (2.49%) Data Warehouse
4 47 (1.92%) Tableau
5 33 (1.35%) NoSQL
6 29 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
7 25 (1.02%) Metadata
8 23 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 22 (0.90%) MySQL
10 21 (0.86%) GIS
11 20 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 19 (0.78%) Spatial Data
13 18 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
14 15 (0.61%) Relational Database
15 13 (0.53%) Azure SQL Database
15 13 (0.53%) Power Query
16 12 (0.49%) Big Data
16 12 (0.49%) Data Lake
17 10 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
17 10 (0.41%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 243 (9.93%) Git (software)
2 194 (7.92%) JIRA
3 149 (6.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 123 (5.02%) Rational DOORS
5 72 (2.94%) Rational Rhapsody
6 66 (2.70%) Polyspace
7 61 (2.49%) Jenkins
8 29 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 27 (1.10%) Artifactory
10 23 (0.94%) GitLab
11 20 (0.82%) Gerrit
12 15 (0.61%) Maven
13 12 (0.49%) Cucumber
14 11 (0.45%) Subversion
15 10 (0.41%) Selenium
16 9 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 8 (0.33%) JMeter
18 6 (0.25%) JUnit
18 6 (0.25%) Postman
18 6 (0.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 665 (27.17%) Automotive
2 505 (20.63%) Analytical Skills
3 380 (15.52%) Finance
4 309 (12.62%) Influencing Skills
5 237 (9.68%) Presentation Skills
6 150 (6.13%) Manufacturing
7 127 (5.19%) Legal
8 107 (4.37%) Organisational Skills
9 93 (3.80%) Marketing
10 86 (3.51%) Law
11 85 (3.47%) Retail
12 76 (3.10%) Public Sector
13 66 (2.70%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 46 (1.88%) Telecoms
15 41 (1.67%) Aerospace
15 41 (1.67%) Banking
15 41 (1.67%) Electronics
16 33 (1.35%) Games
17 23 (0.94%) Digital Economy
18 20 (0.82%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 284 (11.60%) Developer
2 276 (11.27%) Analyst
3 137 (5.60%) Architect
4 125 (5.11%) Project Manager
5 124 (5.07%) Systems Engineer
6 113 (4.62%) Consultant
7 75 (3.06%) .NET Developer
8 70 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
9 69 (2.82%) Integration Engineer
10 65 (2.66%) Software Engineer
11 63 (2.57%) IT Manager
12 60 (2.45%) Service Analyst
13 57 (2.33%) Business Analyst
14 56 (2.29%) Software Developer
15 55 (2.25%) Senior Manager
16 50 (2.04%) IT Project Manager
17 49 (2.00%) Administrator
17 49 (2.00%) Senior Developer
17 49 (2.00%) Service Desk Analyst
18 45 (1.84%) Software Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 231 (9.44%) .NET
2 204 (8.33%) HTML
3 203 (8.29%) React
4 188 (7.68%) CSS
5 165 (6.74%) .NET Framework
6 160 (6.54%) jQuery
7 158 (6.45%) .NET Core
8 157 (6.41%) Entity Framework
9 150 (6.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 55 (2.25%) AngularJS
11 53 (2.17%) REST
12 38 (1.55%) Spring
13 37 (1.51%) RESTful
14 36 (1.47%) Node.js
15 29 (1.18%) Web Services
16 27 (1.10%) SOAP
17 25 (1.02%) XML
18 21 (0.86%) Sass
19 20 (0.82%) Spring Boot
20 15 (0.61%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 222 (9.07%) Self-Motivation
2 174 (7.11%) Driving Licence
3 157 (6.41%) Management Information System
4 74 (3.02%) User Experience
5 33 (1.35%) Cyberthreat
6 31 (1.27%) Data Centre
7 27 (1.10%) Virtual Team
8 24 (0.98%) Data Structures
9 23 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
9 23 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
10 22 (0.90%) Algorithms
11 20 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
12 18 (0.74%) Public Cloud
13 17 (0.69%) Data Protection Act
13 17 (0.69%) Private Cloud
14 16 (0.65%) Cloud Native
14 16 (0.65%) IoT
14 16 (0.65%) Legacy Systems
15 15 (0.61%) PMI
16 14 (0.57%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 169 (6.90%) Apple iOS
1 169 (6.90%) Windows
2 163 (6.66%) Android
3 106 (4.33%) Linux
4 48 (1.96%) Windows 10
5 42 (1.72%) Unix
6 40 (1.63%) Windows Server
7 20 (0.82%) CentOS
8 12 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (0.41%) Windows 7
10 7 (0.29%) Windows Server 2016
11 6 (0.25%) VxWorks
11 6 (0.25%) Windows XP
12 5 (0.20%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.20%) Windows Server 2019
13 4 (0.16%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.082%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.082%) OpenWrt
14 2 (0.082%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 954 (38.97%) Agile
2 583 (23.82%) Problem-Solving
3 455 (18.59%) Project Management
4 361 (14.75%) DevOps
5 302 (12.34%) Change Management
6 270 (11.03%) Process Improvement
7 259 (10.58%) Software Engineering
8 238 (9.72%) Line Management
9 229 (9.35%) Project Delivery
10 223 (9.11%) Requirements Management
11 214 (8.74%) Validation
12 211 (8.62%) Scrum
13 196 (8.01%) Mentoring
14 194 (7.92%) Continuous Improvement
15 193 (7.88%) Change Control
16 181 (7.39%) Stakeholder Management
17 179 (7.31%) Systems Engineering
17 179 (7.31%) User Stories
18 178 (7.27%) Product Roadmap
19 175 (7.15%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 351 (14.34%) SQL
2 258 (10.54%) JavaScript
3 230 (9.40%) C
4 225 (9.19%) Python
5 208 (8.50%) C#
6 184 (7.52%) Java
7 75 (3.06%) MATLAB
8 49 (2.00%) PowerShell
9 46 (1.88%) C++
10 39 (1.59%) Bash
11 35 (1.43%) Perl
12 25 (1.02%) TypeScript
13 23 (0.94%) VBA
14 22 (0.90%) R
15 21 (0.86%) T-SQL
16 14 (0.57%) PHP
17 13 (0.53%) Ruby
18 12 (0.49%) Embedded C
18 12 (0.49%) Shell Script
19 10 (0.41%) Go
Qualifications
1 688 (28.10%) Degree
2 129 (5.27%) Security Cleared
3 58 (2.37%) SC Cleared
4 41 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
5 36 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
6 30 (1.23%) DV Cleared
6 30 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 26 (1.06%) CCNP
8 23 (0.94%) PMI Certification
9 16 (0.65%) CISSP
10 15 (0.61%) PMP
11 14 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
12 13 (0.53%) Master's Degree
12 13 (0.53%) PhD
13 12 (0.49%) ISTQB
13 12 (0.49%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 12 (0.49%) TOGAF Certification
14 11 (0.45%) ISEB
15 10 (0.41%) CCNA
15 10 (0.41%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (5.76%) Automotive SPICE
1 141 (5.76%) SLA
2 92 (3.76%) QA
3 66 (2.70%) MISRA
4 48 (1.96%) PMO
5 45 (1.84%) ISO 26262
6 39 (1.59%) Data Quality
7 35 (1.43%) AUTOSAR
8 23 (0.94%) Good Clinical Practice
8 23 (0.94%) JSP 440
9 21 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 20 (0.82%) IEC 61508
11 19 (0.78%) GDPR
12 15 (0.61%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 13 (0.53%) Accessibility
14 10 (0.41%) COBIT
14 10 (0.41%) NIST
15 8 (0.33%) CDISC
16 6 (0.25%) GRC
17 4 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 111 (4.53%) Active Directory
2 61 (2.49%) Docker
3 25 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.45%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.25%) XenApp
7 4 (0.16%) Apache Flume
7 4 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.16%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.082%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.082%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 171 (6.99%) Terraform
2 68 (2.78%) Kubernetes
3 27 (1.10%) Ansible
4 25 (1.02%) SCCM
5 12 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
6 11 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
7 10 (0.41%) Prometheus
8 9 (0.37%) WSUS
9 6 (0.25%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 6 (0.25%) Jamf Pro
10 5 (0.20%) Packer
11 4 (0.16%) HP Fortify
11 4 (0.16%) Rundeck
12 3 (0.12%) Puppet
12 3 (0.12%) SCOM
13 2 (0.082%) Grafana
13 2 (0.082%) Nessus
13 2 (0.082%) Rancher
13 2 (0.082%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 582 (23.77%) Microsoft
2 148 (6.05%) Xamarin
3 102 (4.17%) IBM
4 71 (2.90%) Oracle
5 63 (2.57%) Cisco
6 46 (1.88%) Palo Alto
7 38 (1.55%) VMware
8 37 (1.51%) ServiceNow
9 36 (1.47%) Apple
9 36 (1.47%) SAP
10 33 (1.35%) Adobe
11 29 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
12 27 (1.10%) Red Hat
13 25 (1.02%) SolarWinds
14 22 (0.90%) Cadence
14 22 (0.90%) FIS
15 19 (0.78%) Citrix
15 19 (0.78%) ESRI
15 19 (0.78%) QinetiQ
16 18 (0.74%) Blue Prism