Period
to 17 May 2021

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

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 5 2 1
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 1,100 1,104 2,026
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.89% 22.52% 25.90%
As % of the General category 41.67% 42.86% 45.02%
Number of salaries quoted 793 883 1,483
10th Percentile £22,500 £25,000 £22,683
25th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £46,500 £41,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.23% +13.41% -3.53%
75th Percentile £58,750 £60,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £72,000 £71,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%

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 2,640 2,576 4,500
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 50.13% 52.54% 57.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1,926 2,055 3,270
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £25,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £35,250 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,250 £47,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -0.53% +11.76% -
75th Percentile £58,793 £61,250 £57,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £73,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 17 May 2021.

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 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
Birmingham -2 386 £50,000 +5.26% 93
Warwickshire 0 134 £53,750 +19.44% 25
Worcestershire -2 109 £42,500 +7.19% 17
Staffordshire +3 102 £29,500 -3.28% 24
Coventry +1 98 £37,500 -21.05% 23
Solihull +1 89 £37,500 -21.05% 7
Shropshire +6 32 £51,250 +13.89% 19
Herefordshire -6 16 £40,000 -25.93% 10
Wolverhampton -16 10 £47,500 -9.95% 7
Walsall +5 9 £36,366 +54.75% 4
Sutton Coldfield +7 5 £42,500 -24.44% 3
West Bromwich -2 5 £45,000 -2.70% 1
Wednesbury -3 4 £23,000 -58.18% 1
Dudley -3 4 £40,000 - 3
Halesowen -1 1 £50,000 +112.77% 1
Social Skills
England

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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Social Skills.

1 316 (28.73%) Microsoft
2 303 (27.55%) Problem-Solving
3 296 (26.91%) Agile Software Development
4 224 (20.36%) Azure
5 206 (18.73%) SQL
6 187 (17.00%) Windows
7 147 (13.36%) Finance
8 145 (13.18%) Analytical Skills
9 141 (12.82%) Degree
10 131 (11.91%) DevOps
11 128 (11.64%) JavaScript
12 122 (11.09%) Stakeholder Management
12 122 (11.09%) Microsoft 365
13 116 (10.55%) C#
14 113 (10.27%) Project Management
15 109 (9.91%) Python
16 104 (9.45%) SQL Server
17 99 (9.00%) Power Platform
18 98 (8.91%) Business Intelligence
19 97 (8.82%) Microsoft Office
20 96 (8.73%) Linux
20 96 (8.73%) AWS
21 94 (8.55%) Analytics
21 94 (8.55%) ITIL
21 94 (8.55%) .NET
22 93 (8.45%) Change Management
23 92 (8.36%) VMware
24 91 (8.27%) Management Information System
25 89 (8.09%) Security Cleared
26 87 (7.91%) Continuous Improvement

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 52 (4.73%) SharePoint
2 29 (2.64%) MS Exchange
3 16 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (1.09%) CMS
5 7 (0.64%) Confluence
6 6 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (0.45%) WordPress
8 3 (0.27%) IIS
8 3 (0.27%) nginx
8 3 (0.27%) Sitefinity
8 3 (0.27%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.27%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.27%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.18%) Apache
9 2 (0.18%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.18%) Gunicorn
9 2 (0.18%) SAS
9 2 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.091%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 97 (8.82%) Microsoft Office
2 67 (6.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (2.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (1.55%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (1.27%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.55%) AutoCAD
8 5 (0.45%) Simulink
9 2 (0.18%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.18%) MadCap Flare
10 1 (0.091%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.091%) Adobe XD
10 1 (0.091%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 20 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.73%) NetSuite
2 8 (0.73%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 7 (0.64%) Magento
3 7 (0.64%) Shopify
4 6 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (0.45%) Oracle Assets
5 5 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
5 5 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
5 5 (0.45%) SAP Business One
6 4 (0.36%) Oracle 11i
6 4 (0.36%) Oracle Cash Management
7 3 (0.27%) iTrent
7 3 (0.27%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.18%) Farmplan
8 2 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.18%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 224 (20.36%) Azure
2 122 (11.09%) Microsoft 365
3 99 (9.00%) Power Platform
4 96 (8.73%) AWS
5 61 (5.55%) SaaS
6 36 (3.27%) Dynamics 365
7 35 (3.18%) Serverless
8 34 (3.09%) GitHub
9 25 (2.27%) Azure Logic Apps
10 22 (2.00%) PowerApps
11 21 (1.91%) GCP
12 19 (1.73%) Azure Key Vault
13 18 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
14 16 (1.45%) Azure Service Bus
14 16 (1.45%) Power Automate
15 15 (1.36%) PaaS
16 13 (1.18%) IaaS
17 12 (1.09%) OpenShift
18 11 (1.00%) AWS Lambda
19 10 (0.91%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 60 (5.45%) Firewall
2 38 (3.45%) TCP/IP
3 31 (2.82%) VPN
4 25 (2.27%) Broadband
4 25 (2.27%) LAN
5 22 (2.00%) WAN
5 22 (2.00%) Wireless
6 18 (1.64%) DNS
6 18 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
7 17 (1.55%) SAN
8 15 (1.36%) iSCSI
8 15 (1.36%) VoIP
9 11 (1.00%) DHCP
9 11 (1.00%) Internet
10 10 (0.91%) VLAN
10 10 (0.91%) WLAN
11 8 (0.73%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (0.73%) Network Security
11 8 (0.73%) Remote Desktop
12 7 (0.64%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (9.45%) SQL Server
2 83 (7.55%) Power BI
3 40 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
4 33 (3.00%) MySQL
5 21 (1.91%) MongoDB
6 20 (1.82%) NoSQL
7 15 (1.36%) Relational Database
7 15 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (1.18%) Tableau
9 12 (1.09%) Big Data
9 12 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 11 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
12 8 (0.73%) Azure SQL Database
13 6 (0.55%) InfluxDB
13 6 (0.55%) MS Access
13 6 (0.55%) SQL Server 2000
14 5 (0.45%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
14 5 (0.45%) SQLite
14 5 (0.45%) Tableau Server
Development Applications
1 68 (6.18%) Git (software)
2 47 (4.27%) JIRA
3 45 (4.09%) Jenkins
4 23 (2.09%) TeamCity
5 18 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 17 (1.55%) Octopus Deploy
6 17 (1.55%) Visual Studio Team System
7 15 (1.36%) GitLab
7 15 (1.36%) Visual Studio
8 13 (1.18%) Subversion
9 11 (1.00%) Artifactory
10 8 (0.73%) Hudson
10 8 (0.73%) Selenium
11 6 (0.55%) JMeter
11 6 (0.55%) Spinnaker
11 6 (0.55%) Vagrant
12 5 (0.45%) Bitbucket
12 5 (0.45%) LabVIEW
12 5 (0.45%) SpecFlow
13 4 (0.36%) MonoDevelop
General
1 147 (13.36%) Finance
2 145 (13.18%) Analytical Skills
3 78 (7.09%) Presentation Skills
4 66 (6.00%) Organisational Skills
5 58 (5.27%) Public Sector
6 45 (4.09%) Marketing
6 45 (4.09%) Telecoms
7 43 (3.91%) Influencing Skills
8 42 (3.82%) Law
9 40 (3.64%) Games
10 39 (3.55%) Retail
11 31 (2.82%) Digital Economy
12 26 (2.36%) Aerospace
13 23 (2.09%) Documentation Skills
14 22 (2.00%) Automotive
15 19 (1.73%) Legal
15 19 (1.73%) Manufacturing
16 17 (1.55%) Publishing
17 11 (1.00%) Electronics
18 9 (0.82%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 213 (19.36%) Analyst
2 167 (15.18%) Developer
3 85 (7.73%) Project Manager
4 57 (5.18%) Support Analyst
5 50 (4.55%) Business Analyst
6 47 (4.27%) Consultant
6 47 (4.27%) DevOps Engineer
7 46 (4.18%) Architect
8 34 (3.09%) IT Manager
8 34 (3.09%) IT Support
8 34 (3.09%) Software Engineer
9 33 (3.00%) Data Analyst
10 29 (2.64%) Applications Support
10 29 (2.64%) Software Developer
11 28 (2.55%) C# Developer
12 26 (2.36%) Service Manager
13 25 (2.27%) Full Stack Developer
14 24 (2.18%) 2nd Line Support
14 24 (2.18%) IT Engineer
15 22 (2.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (8.55%) .NET
2 87 (7.91%) HTML
3 86 (7.82%) CSS
4 56 (5.09%) AngularJS
5 55 (5.00%) jQuery
6 53 (4.82%) .NET Framework
7 44 (4.00%) Entity Framework
7 44 (4.00%) Node.js
8 39 (3.55%) REST
9 38 (3.45%) .NET Core
10 33 (3.00%) React
11 26 (2.36%) CSS3
11 26 (2.36%) HTML5
12 23 (2.09%) Sass
13 22 (2.00%) RESTful
14 20 (1.82%) LINQ
14 20 (1.82%) Web Services
15 19 (1.73%) ASP.NET
16 18 (1.64%) Ajax
16 18 (1.64%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 91 (8.27%) Management Information System
2 85 (7.73%) Self-Motivation
3 35 (3.18%) User Experience
4 21 (1.91%) Data Centre
4 21 (1.91%) Data Structures
4 21 (1.91%) Greenfield Project
5 16 (1.45%) Driving Licence
6 15 (1.36%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 13 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
7 13 (1.18%) Public Cloud
8 12 (1.09%) Algorithms
8 12 (1.09%) Client/Server
9 10 (0.91%) Mobile App
10 8 (0.73%) Analytical Mindset
10 8 (0.73%) AS400
10 8 (0.73%) Cloud Native
10 8 (0.73%) Cyberthreat
11 7 (0.64%) Housing Association
11 7 (0.64%) SCADA
12 6 (0.55%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 187 (17.00%) Windows
2 96 (8.73%) Linux
3 74 (6.73%) Windows Server
4 24 (2.18%) Windows 10
5 18 (1.64%) Apple iOS
5 18 (1.64%) Unix
6 16 (1.45%) Android
7 14 (1.27%) Windows Server 2016
7 14 (1.27%) Windows Server 2019
8 11 (1.00%) Windows 7
9 10 (0.91%) Embedded Linux
10 9 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (0.73%) Ubuntu
11 8 (0.73%) Windows XP
12 6 (0.55%) CentOS
12 6 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (0.55%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.27%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.18%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (27.55%) Problem-Solving
2 296 (26.91%) Agile Software Development
3 131 (11.91%) DevOps
4 122 (11.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 113 (10.27%) Project Management
6 98 (8.91%) Business Intelligence
7 94 (8.55%) Analytics
7 94 (8.55%) ITIL
8 93 (8.45%) Change Management
9 87 (7.91%) Continuous Improvement
9 87 (7.91%) SDLC
10 82 (7.45%) Mentoring
11 77 (7.00%) Computer Science
12 74 (6.73%) ERP
13 72 (6.55%) Project Delivery
14 70 (6.36%) Software Engineering
15 68 (6.18%) Data Analysis
16 66 (6.00%) Coaching
17 62 (5.64%) Scrum
18 59 (5.36%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 206 (18.73%) SQL
2 128 (11.64%) JavaScript
3 116 (10.55%) C#
4 109 (9.91%) Python
5 59 (5.36%) PowerShell
6 57 (5.18%) Java
7 47 (4.27%) C
8 39 (3.55%) PHP
9 38 (3.45%) C++
10 33 (3.00%) Bash Shell
11 27 (2.45%) TypeScript
12 23 (2.09%) T-SQL
13 16 (1.45%) Go
14 15 (1.36%) Perl
14 15 (1.36%) Ruby
15 11 (1.00%) VBA
16 10 (0.91%) Embedded C
16 10 (0.91%) Embedded C++
17 9 (0.82%) VB.NET
18 7 (0.64%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 141 (12.82%) Degree
2 89 (8.09%) Security Cleared
3 50 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 28 (2.55%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (1.27%) DBS Check
7 12 (1.09%) CCNP
7 12 (1.09%) ISTQB
8 10 (0.91%) CISSP
8 10 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 9 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
9 9 (0.82%) ISEB
9 9 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (0.73%) CCENT
10 8 (0.73%) DV Cleared
10 8 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 7 (0.64%) CCDP
11 7 (0.64%) CISM
12 6 (0.55%) CCNA
12 6 (0.55%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (6.82%) SLA
2 62 (5.64%) GDPR
3 33 (3.00%) QA
4 28 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 27 (2.45%) PMO
6 19 (1.73%) NIST
7 17 (1.55%) Data Quality
8 16 (1.45%) BS25999
8 16 (1.45%) GRC
9 15 (1.36%) ISO 9001
10 13 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 11 (1.00%) COBIT
12 6 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 5 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
13 5 (0.45%) MISRA
14 4 (0.36%) SOC 2
15 3 (0.27%) NCSC
16 2 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 2 (0.18%) ISO 14001
16 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 71 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 62 (5.64%) Active Directory
3 57 (5.18%) Docker
4 40 (3.64%) Hyper-V
5 26 (2.36%) Firmware
6 18 (1.64%) BitLocker
7 14 (1.27%) NFS
8 13 (1.18%) XenApp
8 13 (1.18%) XenDesktop
9 10 (0.91%) vSphere
10 5 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.18%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.091%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.091%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 53 (4.82%) Terraform
2 38 (3.45%) Ansible
3 37 (3.36%) Kubernetes
4 25 (2.27%) Puppet
5 23 (2.09%) Opscode Chef
6 20 (1.82%) Microsoft Intune
7 18 (1.64%) SCCM
8 13 (1.18%) Backup Exec
9 11 (1.00%) Packer
9 11 (1.00%) Rancher
10 10 (0.91%) Consul
10 10 (0.91%) Docker Swarm
10 10 (0.91%) Grafana
10 10 (0.91%) Graphite
10 10 (0.91%) Prometheus
11 6 (0.55%) CSIRT
11 6 (0.55%) Opsview
11 6 (0.55%) Salt
11 6 (0.55%) ZABBIX
11 6 (0.55%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 316 (28.73%) Microsoft
2 92 (8.36%) VMware
3 47 (4.27%) Oracle
4 40 (3.64%) Cisco
4 40 (3.64%) Salesforce.com
5 38 (3.45%) SAP
6 30 (2.73%) Google
7 21 (1.91%) Citrix
7 21 (1.91%) EMC
8 17 (1.55%) Veeam
9 13 (1.18%) Sophos
10 11 (1.00%) Cognos
10 11 (1.00%) JD Edwards
11 10 (0.91%) Avaya
12 9 (0.82%) Alteryx
12 9 (0.82%) Red Hat
12 9 (0.82%) ServiceNow
12 9 (0.82%) TOWER Software
13 7 (0.64%) Adobe
13 7 (0.64%) Apple