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The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social 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 Social Skills over the 6 months to 16 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
16 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 3 7 9
Rank change year-on-year +4 +2 -5
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 16,522 5,496 1,623
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 23.59% 17.99% 17.12%
As % of the General category 37.48% 35.74% 36.07%
Number of salaries quoted 8,823 4,193 1,325
10th Percentile £31,750 £30,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £54,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +6.48% +2.86% -4.55%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,500 £86,250 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 with a WFH option and a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 44,082 15,378 4,499
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 62.95% 50.35% 47.46%
Number of salaries quoted 24,289 11,990 3,662
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £33,750
25th Percentile £45,000 £41,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £56,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -1.79% -2.61%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

Social Skills
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

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

Social Skills trend for jobs with a WFH option

Social 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 Social Skills.

Social Skills salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Social Skills
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Social Skills over the 6 months to 16 May 2022.

Social Skills salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 16 May 2022, Social Skills job roles required the following 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 Social Skills.

1 6,221 (37.65%) Agile
2 3,932 (23.80%) Finance
3 3,561 (21.55%) Problem-Solving
4 3,168 (19.17%) SQL
5 3,007 (18.20%) Azure
6 2,840 (17.19%) AWS
7 2,827 (17.11%) Microsoft
8 2,807 (16.99%) JavaScript
9 2,806 (16.98%) Analytical Skills
10 2,570 (15.56%) Degree
11 2,545 (15.40%) Python
12 2,535 (15.34%) DevOps
13 2,491 (15.08%) Software Engineering
14 2,098 (12.70%) Java
15 2,056 (12.44%) Project Management
16 1,924 (11.65%) Scrum
17 1,921 (11.63%) CI/CD
18 1,903 (11.52%) React
19 1,800 (10.89%) Mentoring
20 1,789 (10.83%) Analytics
21 1,669 (10.10%) User Experience
22 1,607 (9.73%) Docker
23 1,592 (9.64%) Git (software)
24 1,581 (9.57%) C#
25 1,506 (9.12%) Test Automation
26 1,486 (8.99%) Stakeholder Management
27 1,476 (8.93%) Kubernetes
28 1,469 (8.89%) HTML
29 1,463 (8.85%) .NET
30 1,462 (8.85%) Linux

Social 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
1 551 (3.33%) SharePoint
2 451 (2.73%) Confluence
3 265 (1.60%) CMS
4 258 (1.56%) SAS
5 197 (1.19%) Apache
6 195 (1.18%) IIS
7 182 (1.10%) Apache Spark
8 151 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
9 127 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
10 103 (0.62%) WordPress
11 101 (0.61%) Umbraco
12 98 (0.59%) Apache Airflow
13 96 (0.58%) MS Exchange
14 79 (0.48%) Ethereum
15 58 (0.35%) Tomcat
16 51 (0.31%) Drupal
17 40 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
18 36 (0.22%) Documentum
19 35 (0.21%) nginx
19 35 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 789 (4.78%) Microsoft Office
2 765 (4.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 416 (2.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 217 (1.31%) MS Visio
5 215 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
6 126 (0.76%) Sketch
7 84 (0.51%) Photoshop
8 77 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 74 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
10 69 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
11 53 (0.32%) Zeplin
12 50 (0.30%) InVision
13 45 (0.27%) Adobe XD
14 35 (0.21%) SPSS
15 31 (0.19%) Adobe After Effects
16 22 (0.13%) Windchill
17 21 (0.13%) Maya
18 17 (0.10%) InDesign
19 14 (0.085%) UXPin
20 12 (0.073%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 142 (0.86%) NetSuite
2 106 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 60 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
4 58 (0.35%) Unit4 Business World
5 46 (0.28%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 42 (0.25%) Oracle Clinical
7 40 (0.24%) Sentinel
8 39 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
9 38 (0.23%) Distributed Ledger
10 36 (0.22%) TrackWise
11 35 (0.21%) R3 Corda
12 32 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
13 30 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
14 28 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
15 27 (0.16%) Magento
16 26 (0.16%) Shopify
17 23 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
18 21 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
19 19 (0.11%) Academy Housing
20 17 (0.10%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 3,007 (18.20%) Azure
2 2,840 (17.19%) AWS
3 1,162 (7.03%) SaaS
4 1,027 (6.22%) GCP
5 897 (5.43%) Microsoft 365
6 747 (4.52%) Power Platform
7 660 (3.99%) Serverless
8 567 (3.43%) GitHub
9 344 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
10 312 (1.89%) Figma
11 273 (1.65%) PaaS
12 251 (1.52%) AWS Lambda
13 237 (1.43%) Dynamics 365
14 230 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
15 189 (1.14%) IaaS
16 188 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
17 173 (1.05%) Amazon S3
18 148 (0.90%) Slack
19 147 (0.89%) Google Analytics
20 139 (0.84%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 391 (2.37%) Firewall
2 243 (1.47%) DNS
3 238 (1.44%) Internet
4 200 (1.21%) WAN
5 197 (1.19%) HTTP
6 187 (1.13%) TCP/IP
7 184 (1.11%) LAN
8 180 (1.09%) DHCP
9 175 (1.06%) VPN
10 123 (0.74%) VoIP
11 118 (0.71%) Network Security
12 108 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
13 96 (0.58%) SSL
14 88 (0.53%) Broadband
15 84 (0.51%) VLAN
16 80 (0.48%) MPLS
17 70 (0.42%) Wireless
18 65 (0.39%) SAN
19 50 (0.30%) Wireshark
20 48 (0.29%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,278 (7.74%) SQL Server
2 843 (5.10%) PostgreSQL
3 815 (4.93%) MySQL
4 798 (4.83%) Relational Database
5 659 (3.99%) Power BI
6 533 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
7 518 (3.14%) NoSQL
8 473 (2.86%) Big Data
9 386 (2.34%) Tableau
10 341 (2.06%) MongoDB
11 241 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 213 (1.29%) Data Lake
13 188 (1.14%) Oracle Database
14 182 (1.10%) Redis
15 159 (0.96%) Metadata
16 150 (0.91%) RDBMS
17 139 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 135 (0.82%) Hadoop
19 134 (0.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 130 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 1,592 (9.64%) Git (software)
2 1,151 (6.97%) JIRA
3 574 (3.47%) Jenkins
4 352 (2.13%) GitLab
5 269 (1.63%) webpack
6 259 (1.57%) Cypress.io
7 256 (1.55%) Selenium
8 190 (1.15%) Visual Studio
9 154 (0.93%) Maven
10 147 (0.89%) Bitbucket
11 125 (0.76%) Postman
12 101 (0.61%) JUnit
13 100 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
14 84 (0.51%) Cucumber
15 81 (0.49%) CircleCI
15 81 (0.49%) Subversion
16 77 (0.47%) JMeter
17 74 (0.45%) Storybook
18 68 (0.41%) Appium
19 63 (0.38%) SpecFlow
General
1 3,932 (23.80%) Finance
2 2,806 (16.98%) Analytical Skills
3 1,451 (8.78%) Marketing
4 1,238 (7.49%) Retail
5 1,134 (6.86%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 1,061 (6.42%) Presentation Skills
7 993 (6.01%) Public Sector
8 890 (5.39%) Organisational Skills
9 690 (4.18%) Banking
10 633 (3.83%) Games
11 521 (3.15%) Influencing Skills
12 463 (2.80%) Legal
13 423 (2.56%) Advertising
14 318 (1.92%) Law
15 307 (1.86%) Manufacturing
16 295 (1.79%) Telecoms
17 255 (1.54%) Local Government
18 249 (1.51%) Documentation Skills
19 220 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
20 177 (1.07%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3,104 (18.79%) Developer
2 2,037 (12.33%) Analyst
3 1,131 (6.85%) Software Engineer
4 882 (5.34%) Senior Developer
5 863 (5.22%) Architect
6 799 (4.84%) Project Manager
7 790 (4.78%) Consultant
8 634 (3.84%) Business Analyst
9 461 (2.79%) .NET Developer
10 439 (2.66%) Senior Software Engineer
11 391 (2.37%) Full Stack Developer
12 389 (2.35%) Product Manager
13 383 (2.32%) IT Manager
14 378 (2.29%) Data Engineer
15 373 (2.26%) DevOps Engineer
16 372 (2.25%) Designer
17 368 (2.23%) Software Developer
18 366 (2.22%) Senior Manager
19 318 (1.92%) Java Developer
20 303 (1.83%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,903 (11.52%) React
2 1,469 (8.89%) HTML
3 1,463 (8.85%) .NET
4 1,354 (8.20%) CSS
5 1,287 (7.79%) Node.js
6 721 (4.36%) AngularJS
7 719 (4.35%) REST
8 673 (4.07%) RESTful
9 610 (3.69%) Kafka
10 512 (3.10%) Spring
11 497 (3.01%) ASP.NET
12 475 (2.87%) HTML5
13 469 (2.84%) Web Services
14 437 (2.64%) Vue.js
15 410 (2.48%) XML
16 384 (2.32%) .NET Core
17 381 (2.31%) GraphQL
18 376 (2.28%) jQuery
19 365 (2.21%) JSON
20 353 (2.14%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 1,669 (10.10%) User Experience
2 1,099 (6.65%) Self-Motivation
3 636 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 614 (3.72%) Algorithms
5 581 (3.52%) Mobile App
6 512 (3.10%) Virtual Team
7 419 (2.54%) Cloud Native
8 319 (1.93%) Blockchain
9 302 (1.83%) Data Structures
10 292 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
11 284 (1.72%) Public Cloud
12 266 (1.61%) Cyberattack
13 261 (1.58%) Greenfield Project
14 235 (1.42%) Data Centre
15 223 (1.35%) IoT
16 192 (1.16%) NHS
17 180 (1.09%) Cyber Defence
18 165 (1.00%) Legacy Systems
18 165 (1.00%) Social Media
19 163 (0.99%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 1,462 (8.85%) Linux
2 1,301 (7.87%) Windows
3 496 (3.00%) Android
4 433 (2.62%) Unix
5 367 (2.22%) Windows Server
6 346 (2.09%) Apple iOS
7 221 (1.34%) Windows 10
8 122 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 90 (0.54%) Windows Server 2016
10 74 (0.45%) Ubuntu
11 66 (0.40%) Mac OS
12 62 (0.38%) CentOS
13 56 (0.34%) Windows Server 2019
14 45 (0.27%) Mac OS X
15 40 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
16 38 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 37 (0.22%) Windows 7
18 29 (0.18%) Solaris
19 23 (0.14%) AIX
20 20 (0.12%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,221 (37.65%) Agile
2 3,561 (21.55%) Problem-Solving
3 2,535 (15.34%) DevOps
4 2,491 (15.08%) Software Engineering
5 2,056 (12.44%) Project Management
6 1,924 (11.65%) Scrum
7 1,921 (11.63%) CI/CD
8 1,800 (10.89%) Mentoring
9 1,789 (10.83%) Analytics
10 1,506 (9.12%) Test Automation
11 1,486 (8.99%) Stakeholder Management
12 1,334 (8.07%) Computer Science
13 1,332 (8.06%) Microservices
14 1,290 (7.81%) Full Stack Development
15 1,246 (7.54%) Coaching
16 1,204 (7.29%) Business Intelligence
17 1,192 (7.21%) Project Delivery
18 1,095 (6.63%) Continuous Improvement
19 1,049 (6.35%) SDLC
20 1,048 (6.34%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 3,168 (19.17%) SQL
2 2,807 (16.99%) JavaScript
3 2,545 (15.40%) Python
4 2,098 (12.70%) Java
5 1,581 (9.57%) C#
6 1,138 (6.89%) TypeScript
7 593 (3.59%) PHP
8 543 (3.29%) C++
9 515 (3.12%) C
10 500 (3.03%) R
11 449 (2.72%) Kotlin
12 431 (2.61%) Go
13 394 (2.38%) Ruby
14 388 (2.35%) PowerShell
15 307 (1.86%) T-SQL
16 304 (1.84%) Scala
17 239 (1.45%) Bash
18 170 (1.03%) ES6
19 158 (0.96%) Shell Script
20 116 (0.70%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 2,570 (15.56%) Degree
2 768 (4.65%) Security Cleared
3 539 (3.26%) Computer Science Degree
4 500 (3.03%) SC Cleared
5 230 (1.39%) CISSP
6 212 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
7 196 (1.19%) DBS Check
8 185 (1.12%) PMI Certification
9 179 (1.08%) Master's Degree
10 145 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
11 138 (0.84%) CISM
12 123 (0.74%) PMP
13 118 (0.71%) ISTQB
14 108 (0.65%) DV Cleared
15 103 (0.62%) PhD
16 99 (0.60%) AWS Certification
16 99 (0.60%) CISA
17 93 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 91 (0.55%) Numerate Degree
19 87 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,151 (6.97%) QA
2 371 (2.25%) Accessibility
3 343 (2.08%) GDPR
4 308 (1.86%) SLA
5 248 (1.50%) Data Quality
6 234 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 221 (1.34%) PMO
8 104 (0.63%) NIST
9 99 (0.60%) CDISC
10 85 (0.51%) COBIT
11 65 (0.39%) Good Clinical Practice
11 65 (0.39%) SOC 2
12 64 (0.39%) GRC
12 64 (0.39%) PCI DSS
13 62 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
14 39 (0.24%) WCAG
15 38 (0.23%) HIPAA
16 37 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 35 (0.21%) Actionable Recommendations
18 33 (0.20%) NCSC
System Software
1 1,607 (9.73%) Docker
2 681 (4.12%) Active Directory
3 283 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 118 (0.71%) Hyper-V
5 79 (0.48%) Firmware
6 68 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
7 59 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
8 51 (0.31%) vSphere
9 42 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
10 36 (0.22%) XenApp
11 27 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
12 19 (0.11%) BitLocker
12 19 (0.11%) XenDesktop
13 18 (0.11%) iptables
13 18 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
14 16 (0.097%) VMware NSX
15 15 (0.091%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 13 (0.079%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
17 9 (0.054%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 9 (0.054%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1,476 (8.93%) Kubernetes
2 817 (4.94%) Terraform
3 477 (2.89%) Ansible
4 179 (1.08%) Puppet
5 147 (0.89%) Docker Swarm
5 147 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
6 135 (0.82%) SCCM
7 108 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
8 71 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
9 58 (0.35%) Prometheus
10 48 (0.29%) Grafana
11 45 (0.27%) WSUS
12 41 (0.25%) Bugsnag
13 38 (0.23%) Kibana
14 36 (0.22%) HP ALM
15 31 (0.19%) vCenter Server
16 30 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
17 26 (0.16%) Jamf Pro
18 24 (0.15%) Istio
18 24 (0.15%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2,827 (17.11%) Microsoft
2 1,075 (6.51%) Google
3 776 (4.70%) Oracle
4 578 (3.50%) Salesforce.com
5 432 (2.61%) SAP
6 393 (2.38%) VMware
7 333 (2.02%) Adobe
8 302 (1.83%) Apple
9 266 (1.61%) Cisco
10 199 (1.20%) Northgate
11 159 (0.96%) IBM
12 156 (0.94%) ServiceNow
13 152 (0.92%) NEC
14 150 (0.91%) Atlassian
15 137 (0.83%) Citrix
16 124 (0.75%) Splunk
17 103 (0.62%) HP
18 95 (0.57%) Informatica
19 84 (0.51%) Databricks
20 71 (0.43%) Talend