Period
to 23 January 2022

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Influencing Skills in permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH). Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Influencing Skills over the 6 months to 23 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Influencing Skills
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 294 275 226
Rank change year-on-year -19 -49 -33
Permanent jobs citing Influencing Skills 295 65 61
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 1.01% 0.60% 0.83%
As % of the General category 1.82% 1.29% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 242 42 56
10th Percentile £38,550 £33,306 £38,157
25th Percentile £50,875 £49,563 £57,257
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,500 £62,500 £70,655
Median % change year-on-year -3.20% -11.54% +26.17%
75th Percentile £85,000 £95,625 £103,125
90th Percentile £97,750 £174,000 £105,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £58,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +9.09%

Influencing 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 with a WFH option and a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 16,226 5,045 3,793
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 55.82% 46.68% 51.55%
Number of salaries quoted 11,508 4,286 3,171
10th Percentile £35,709 £32,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,000 £43,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £56,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% -2.61% +4.55%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £87,500 £95,000
UK median annual salary £59,000 £55,000 £54,000
% change year-on-year +7.27% +1.85% +2.86%

Influencing Skills
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing Influencing Skills as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Influencing Skills trend for jobs with a WFH option

Influencing Skills
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Influencing Skills.

Influencing Skills salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Influencing Skills
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Influencing Skills over the 6 months to 23 January 2022.

Influencing Skills salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, Influencing Skills job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for Influencing Skills.

1 175 (59.32%) Social Skills
2 117 (39.66%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (36.61%) Finance
4 78 (26.44%) Analytical Skills
5 60 (20.34%) Degree
6 58 (19.66%) Project Management
7 55 (18.64%) Decision-Making
8 51 (17.29%) Microsoft
9 49 (16.61%) Retail
9 49 (16.61%) Business Case
10 48 (16.27%) Stakeholder Management
11 45 (15.25%) Analytics
11 45 (15.25%) SDLC
12 44 (14.92%) Mentoring
13 43 (14.58%) Azure
14 41 (13.90%) Business Analysis
14 41 (13.90%) ITIL
15 38 (12.88%) Service Management
16 36 (12.20%) PRINCE2
17 33 (11.19%) Presentation Skills
18 32 (10.85%) Waterfall
19 30 (10.17%) AWS
19 30 (10.17%) User Stories
19 30 (10.17%) Organisational Skills
20 29 (9.83%) Project Delivery
20 29 (9.83%) Problem-Solving
21 27 (9.15%) DBS Check
22 26 (8.81%) Coaching
22 26 (8.81%) User Experience
22 26 (8.81%) DevOps

Influencing Skills
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 18 (6.10%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.37%) CMS
3 5 (1.69%) IIS
3 5 (1.69%) Umbraco
3 5 (1.69%) WordPress
4 4 (1.36%) Confluence
4 4 (1.36%) IBM Domino
5 3 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (1.02%) SAS
6 2 (0.68%) CICS
6 2 (0.68%) Mendix
6 2 (0.68%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.34%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 16 (5.42%) MS Visio
2 13 (4.41%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (4.07%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (2.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (1.69%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (2.03%) Oracle BRM
2 5 (1.69%) SAP BPC
3 4 (1.36%) Magento
3 4 (1.36%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (1.36%) SAP SM
3 4 (1.36%) Shopify
3 4 (1.36%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 3 (1.02%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (1.02%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.68%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.34%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 43 (14.58%) Azure
2 30 (10.17%) AWS
3 23 (7.80%) GCP
4 13 (4.41%) Microsoft 365
5 11 (3.73%) Power Platform
6 10 (3.39%) PaaS
6 10 (3.39%) SaaS
7 9 (3.05%) SuccessFactors
8 7 (2.37%) Azure Active Directory
8 7 (2.37%) IaaS
9 5 (1.69%) Power Automate
10 4 (1.36%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (1.36%) Google Analytics
11 3 (1.02%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.68%) Azure Logic Apps
12 2 (0.68%) Azure Service Bus
12 2 (0.68%) Azure Service Fabric
12 2 (0.68%) Azure Storage
12 2 (0.68%) Miro
12 2 (0.68%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.03%) Firewall
2 5 (1.69%) Internet
3 4 (1.36%) LAN
4 3 (1.02%) WAN
5 2 (0.68%) Network Security
5 2 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.34%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (0.34%) DHCP
6 1 (0.34%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.34%) Junos
6 1 (0.34%) NAS
6 1 (0.34%) SMS
6 1 (0.34%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.34%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.34%) VLAN
6 1 (0.34%) VoIP
6 1 (0.34%) VPLS
6 1 (0.34%) VPN
6 1 (0.34%) Wireless
6 1 (0.34%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.07%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (3.73%) SQL Server
3 9 (3.05%) Data Lake
4 8 (2.71%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 8 (2.71%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (2.37%) Metadata
5 7 (2.37%) Power BI
5 7 (2.37%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (2.03%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.69%) Big Data
7 5 (1.69%) DataStage
7 5 (1.69%) EDRMS
7 5 (1.69%) Tableau
8 3 (1.02%) Geospatial Data
9 2 (0.68%) Electronic Patient Records
9 2 (0.68%) GIS
9 2 (0.68%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.68%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.68%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 12 (4.07%) JIRA
2 5 (1.69%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.69%) Postman
2 5 (1.69%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (1.69%) SonarQube
2 5 (1.69%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.36%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.68%) CircleCI
4 2 (0.68%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.68%) JUnit
4 2 (0.68%) Maven
4 2 (0.68%) REST Assured
4 2 (0.68%) Selenium
4 2 (0.68%) SoapUI
4 2 (0.68%) webpack
5 1 (0.34%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 175 (59.32%) Social Skills
2 108 (36.61%) Finance
3 78 (26.44%) Analytical Skills
4 49 (16.61%) Retail
5 33 (11.19%) Presentation Skills
6 30 (10.17%) Organisational Skills
7 26 (8.81%) Legal
8 25 (8.47%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 23 (7.80%) Public Sector
10 22 (7.46%) Banking
11 19 (6.44%) Marketing
12 14 (4.75%) Billing
12 14 (4.75%) Law
13 12 (4.07%) Back Office
14 4 (1.36%) General Ledger
14 4 (1.36%) Local Government
15 3 (1.02%) Games
15 3 (1.02%) Manufacturing
15 3 (1.02%) Telecoms
16 2 (0.68%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 53 (17.97%) Analyst
2 47 (15.93%) Business Analyst
3 38 (12.88%) Architect
4 26 (8.81%) Senior Analyst
5 24 (8.14%) Senior Business Analyst
6 21 (7.12%) IT Manager
7 19 (6.44%) Project Manager
7 19 (6.44%) Solutions Architect
8 17 (5.76%) Developer
9 16 (5.42%) Consultant
10 11 (3.73%) Business Manager
10 11 (3.73%) Data Engineer
10 11 (3.73%) Product Manager
10 11 (3.73%) Senior Consultant
10 11 (3.73%) Senior Manager
11 8 (2.71%) Principal Engineer
11 8 (2.71%) Project Assurance Officer
11 8 (2.71%) Project Officer
11 8 (2.71%) Service Manager
12 7 (2.37%) Engineering Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.73%) CSS
1 11 (3.73%) HTML
2 8 (2.71%) .NET
2 8 (2.71%) XML
3 7 (2.37%) .NET Framework
3 7 (2.37%) ASP.NET Web API
3 7 (2.37%) RESTful
4 6 (2.03%) Ajax
4 6 (2.03%) Entity Framework
4 6 (2.03%) jQuery
4 6 (2.03%) Kendo UI
4 6 (2.03%) LINQ
4 6 (2.03%) Razor View Engine
4 6 (2.03%) React
4 6 (2.03%) WCF
4 6 (2.03%) Web Services
5 4 (1.36%) SAP Basis
6 3 (1.02%) EDI
6 3 (1.02%) Spring
6 3 (1.02%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.81%) User Experience
2 20 (6.78%) Management Information System
2 20 (6.78%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (4.07%) Data Centre
4 10 (3.39%) Analytical Mindset
4 10 (3.39%) Mobile App
4 10 (3.39%) Virtual Team
5 9 (3.05%) PMI
6 8 (2.71%) Driving Licence
6 8 (2.71%) FMCG
6 8 (2.71%) Public Cloud
7 7 (2.37%) iPad
7 7 (2.37%) Mainframe
8 6 (2.03%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (2.03%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.69%) Cyber Defence
9 5 (1.69%) Cyberattack
9 5 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (1.69%) Mobile Payment
9 5 (1.69%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 10 (3.39%) Windows
2 7 (2.37%) Linux
2 7 (2.37%) Solaris
2 7 (2.37%) Windows Server
3 3 (1.02%) AIX
3 3 (1.02%) Unix
4 2 (0.68%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.34%) Android
5 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (39.66%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (19.66%) Project Management
3 55 (18.64%) Decision-Making
4 49 (16.61%) Business Case
5 48 (16.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 45 (15.25%) Analytics
6 45 (15.25%) SDLC
7 44 (14.92%) Mentoring
8 41 (13.90%) Business Analysis
8 41 (13.90%) ITIL
9 38 (12.88%) Service Management
10 36 (12.20%) PRINCE2
11 32 (10.85%) Waterfall
12 30 (10.17%) User Stories
13 29 (9.83%) Problem-Solving
13 29 (9.83%) Project Delivery
14 26 (8.81%) Change Management
14 26 (8.81%) Coaching
14 26 (8.81%) DevOps
14 26 (8.81%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 24 (8.14%) SQL
2 20 (6.78%) Java
3 12 (4.07%) C#
3 12 (4.07%) Python
4 10 (3.39%) C
5 8 (2.71%) Scala
5 8 (2.71%) TypeScript
6 7 (2.37%) PowerShell
7 6 (2.03%) JavaScript
7 6 (2.03%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.68%) COBOL
9 1 (0.34%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.34%) R
Qualifications
1 60 (20.34%) Degree
2 27 (9.15%) DBS Check
3 18 (6.10%) Security Cleared
4 12 (4.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 11 (3.73%) SC Cleared
6 10 (3.39%) PMI Certification
7 8 (2.71%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (2.37%) CBAP
9 6 (2.03%) CISA
9 6 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (2.03%) CISSP
10 5 (1.69%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 5 (1.69%) CCSP
10 5 (1.69%) CISM
10 5 (1.69%) CLAS
10 5 (1.69%) CREST Certified
10 5 (1.69%) IISP
10 5 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (1.02%) PMP
12 2 (0.68%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.10%) GDPR
2 15 (5.08%) QA
3 13 (4.41%) PMO
4 11 (3.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (2.71%) Data Quality
5 8 (2.71%) SLA
6 7 (2.37%) Accessibility
7 6 (2.03%) NIST
7 6 (2.03%) PCI DSS
8 5 (1.69%) GRC
8 5 (1.69%) ISAE 3402
8 5 (1.69%) ISO 31000
8 5 (1.69%) ISO 9001
8 5 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 5 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (1.36%) P3O
10 2 (0.68%) COBIT
11 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 9 (3.05%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.69%) ISA Server
3 4 (1.36%) Docker
3 4 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.34%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (2.37%) Ansible
1 7 (2.37%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.69%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (1.69%) Nessus
2 5 (1.69%) Trend Micro Deep Security
3 4 (1.36%) Terraform
4 3 (1.02%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.34%) SCCM
Vendors
1 51 (17.29%) Microsoft
2 22 (7.46%) SAP
3 19 (6.44%) Oracle
4 10 (3.39%) Ariba
4 10 (3.39%) Google
4 10 (3.39%) hybris
4 10 (3.39%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (2.37%) NEC
5 7 (2.37%) Northgate
5 7 (2.37%) VMware
6 6 (2.03%) Cisco
6 6 (2.03%) IBM
7 5 (1.69%) Cognos
7 5 (1.69%) F5
7 5 (1.69%) Imperva
7 5 (1.69%) Planview
7 5 (1.69%) Remedy
7 5 (1.69%) Splunk
7 5 (1.69%) Trend Micro
7 5 (1.69%) Tripwire