Period
to 17 May 2021

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

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
17 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 7 7 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3 +5
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 3,268 1,108 1,564
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 18.73% 17.84% 19.73%
As % of the General category 37.20% 37.16% 39.72%
Number of salaries quoted 2,501 901 1,182
10th Percentile £31,250 £36,250 £32,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £53,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.77% -7.83% +9.52%
75th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £87,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 8,785 2,982 3,938
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 50.36% 48.01% 49.68%
Number of salaries quoted 6,941 2,461 3,166
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,750 £35,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £43,750 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £57,500 £57,500
75th Percentile £77,000 £75,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £91,250 £90,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 17 May 2021.

Social Skills salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 17 May 2021, Social 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 Social Skills.

1 1,072 (32.80%) Agile Software Development
2 672 (20.56%) Problem-Solving
3 649 (19.86%) Finance
4 613 (18.76%) Microsoft
5 599 (18.33%) Azure
6 546 (16.71%) SQL
7 532 (16.28%) JavaScript
8 493 (15.09%) Degree
9 469 (14.35%) Analytical Skills
10 459 (14.05%) AWS
11 418 (12.79%) DevOps
12 415 (12.70%) Project Management
13 375 (11.47%) Scrum
14 372 (11.38%) Windows
15 370 (11.32%) Java
16 342 (10.47%) HTML
17 322 (9.85%) Linux
18 319 (9.76%) Python
19 314 (9.61%) Mentoring
20 298 (9.12%) CSS
21 288 (8.81%) Git (software)
22 286 (8.75%) Software Engineering
23 279 (8.54%) .NET
24 272 (8.32%) Stakeholder Management
25 271 (8.29%) User Experience
26 270 (8.26%) C#
27 256 (7.83%) SQL Server
27 256 (7.83%) Microservices
28 252 (7.71%) Docker
29 249 (7.62%) Test Automation

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
1 115 (3.52%) CMS
2 109 (3.34%) SharePoint
3 82 (2.51%) SAS
4 54 (1.65%) WordPress
5 47 (1.44%) Confluence
6 44 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
7 42 (1.29%) Umbraco
8 41 (1.25%) IIS
8 41 (1.25%) Sitecore CMS
9 34 (1.04%) Apache Spark
10 31 (0.95%) EPiServer
11 30 (0.92%) Kentico
11 30 (0.92%) MS Exchange
12 23 (0.70%) nginx
13 20 (0.61%) Apache
14 15 (0.46%) Skype for Business
15 11 (0.34%) Headless CMS
15 11 (0.34%) OpenStack
16 9 (0.28%) Tomcat
17 8 (0.24%) Drupal
Applications
1 159 (4.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 155 (4.74%) Microsoft Office
3 86 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 40 (1.22%) MS Visio
5 30 (0.92%) InVision
5 30 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
6 29 (0.89%) Sketch
7 19 (0.58%) Photoshop
8 18 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
9 14 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
10 9 (0.28%) AutoCAD
11 8 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 5 (0.15%) 3ds Max
12 5 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
12 5 (0.15%) Figma
12 5 (0.15%) Maya
12 5 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
12 5 (0.15%) Simulink
13 4 (0.12%) InDesign
13 4 (0.12%) MadCap Flare
Business Applications
1 49 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.86%) NetSuite
3 23 (0.70%) SAP S/4HANA
4 17 (0.52%) Magento
5 16 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
6 14 (0.43%) nopCommerce
7 11 (0.34%) Shopify
8 10 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
8 10 (0.31%) Sentinel
9 8 (0.24%) Oracle Clinical
10 7 (0.21%) SAP FI
11 6 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
11 6 (0.18%) SAP MM
11 6 (0.18%) SAP SD
11 6 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
12 5 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
12 5 (0.15%) SAP CO
12 5 (0.15%) Visualfiles
13 4 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
13 4 (0.12%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 599 (18.33%) Azure
2 459 (14.05%) AWS
3 236 (7.22%) Microsoft 365
4 231 (7.07%) SaaS
5 155 (4.74%) GCP
6 152 (4.65%) Power Platform
7 86 (2.63%) GitHub
8 83 (2.54%) Azure Active Directory
9 81 (2.48%) Serverless
10 75 (2.29%) Dynamics 365
11 63 (1.93%) PaaS
12 50 (1.53%) IaaS
13 41 (1.25%) AWS Lambda
13 41 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
13 41 (1.25%) npm
14 39 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
15 38 (1.16%) Amazon S3
16 36 (1.10%) Firebase
17 32 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
18 30 (0.92%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 87 (2.66%) Firewall
1 87 (2.66%) Internet
2 75 (2.29%) DNS
3 59 (1.81%) Wireless
4 57 (1.74%) TCP/IP
5 53 (1.62%) VPN
6 47 (1.44%) WAN
7 45 (1.38%) DHCP
8 44 (1.35%) LAN
8 44 (1.35%) VLAN
9 38 (1.16%) Ethernet
10 34 (1.04%) HTTP
11 32 (0.98%) MPLS
12 27 (0.83%) IPv4
12 27 (0.83%) Network Security
13 25 (0.76%) Unified Communications
13 25 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
14 24 (0.73%) 3GPP
14 24 (0.73%) IPv6
15 22 (0.67%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 256 (7.83%) SQL Server
2 151 (4.62%) MySQL
3 123 (3.76%) Power BI
4 114 (3.49%) PostgreSQL
5 93 (2.85%) Relational Database
6 90 (2.75%) NoSQL
7 89 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
8 73 (2.23%) Big Data
9 59 (1.81%) MongoDB
10 48 (1.47%) Tableau
11 41 (1.25%) Hadoop
11 41 (1.25%) Redis
12 35 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 31 (0.95%) Oracle Database
14 28 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
15 27 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 25 (0.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 25 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
17 22 (0.67%) Data Mining
18 21 (0.64%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 288 (8.81%) Git (software)
2 154 (4.71%) JIRA
3 128 (3.92%) Jenkins
4 65 (1.99%) Selenium
5 57 (1.74%) Bitbucket
6 43 (1.32%) Cucumber
7 42 (1.29%) TeamCity
8 38 (1.16%) Visual Studio
9 35 (1.07%) GitLab
10 32 (0.98%) Maven
11 29 (0.89%) webpack
12 28 (0.86%) Gradle
13 27 (0.83%) JUnit
14 25 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
14 25 (0.76%) WebDriver
15 24 (0.73%) Artifactory
15 24 (0.73%) Octopus Deploy
15 24 (0.73%) SpecFlow
16 22 (0.67%) Postman
16 22 (0.67%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 649 (19.86%) Finance
2 469 (14.35%) Analytical Skills
3 239 (7.31%) Marketing
4 189 (5.78%) Public Sector
5 186 (5.69%) Presentation Skills
6 163 (4.99%) Retail
7 152 (4.65%) Banking
8 147 (4.50%) Games
9 144 (4.41%) Organisational Skills
10 131 (4.01%) Pharmaceutical
11 96 (2.94%) Telecoms
12 94 (2.88%) Legal
13 72 (2.20%) Influencing Skills
14 62 (1.90%) Manufacturing
15 60 (1.84%) Automotive
16 56 (1.71%) Law
17 53 (1.62%) Electronics
18 49 (1.50%) Documentation Skills
19 37 (1.13%) Aerospace
20 35 (1.07%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 711 (21.76%) Developer
2 404 (12.36%) Analyst
3 197 (6.03%) Architect
4 182 (5.57%) Consultant
5 156 (4.77%) Senior Developer
6 149 (4.56%) Project Manager
7 112 (3.43%) DevOps Engineer
7 112 (3.43%) Full Stack Developer
8 92 (2.82%) Software Engineer
9 90 (2.75%) Java Developer
10 86 (2.63%) Business Analyst
10 86 (2.63%) IT Analyst
11 81 (2.48%) Solutions Architect
12 80 (2.45%) React Developer
13 79 (2.42%) Senior Manager
14 78 (2.39%) Programmer
15 71 (2.17%) IT Support
16 67 (2.05%) IT Manager
17 61 (1.87%) Software Developer
17 61 (1.87%) Statistical Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 342 (10.47%) HTML
2 298 (9.12%) CSS
3 279 (8.54%) .NET
4 230 (7.04%) React
5 178 (5.45%) Node.js
6 160 (4.90%) RESTful
7 156 (4.77%) AngularJS
8 148 (4.53%) REST
9 102 (3.12%) Web Services
10 89 (2.72%) Vue.js
11 86 (2.63%) .NET Framework
12 81 (2.48%) jQuery
13 80 (2.45%) Spring
14 78 (2.39%) .NET Core
15 77 (2.36%) ASP.NET
16 75 (2.29%) JSON
17 74 (2.26%) XML
18 69 (2.11%) HTML5
19 64 (1.96%) Kafka
20 61 (1.87%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 271 (8.29%) User Experience
2 248 (7.59%) Self-Motivation
3 138 (4.22%) Mobile App
4 121 (3.70%) Management Information System
5 99 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
6 65 (1.99%) Data Centre
7 61 (1.87%) Public Cloud
8 51 (1.56%) Life Science
9 44 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
10 42 (1.29%) Virtual Team
11 39 (1.19%) Driving Licence
12 38 (1.16%) Algorithms
12 38 (1.16%) Cloud Native
12 38 (1.16%) Hedge funds
13 36 (1.10%) NHS
14 33 (1.01%) Analytical Mindset
14 33 (1.01%) Data Structures
15 32 (0.98%) e-Learning
16 30 (0.92%) LIMS
17 29 (0.89%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 372 (11.38%) Windows
2 322 (9.85%) Linux
3 141 (4.31%) Windows Server
4 104 (3.18%) Android
5 96 (2.94%) Windows 10
6 75 (2.29%) Unix
7 74 (2.26%) Apple iOS
8 33 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
9 30 (0.92%) Windows Server 2016
10 20 (0.61%) Embedded Linux
11 17 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (0.46%) Windows Server 2019
13 14 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
14 13 (0.40%) Mac OS
15 12 (0.37%) Ubuntu
16 10 (0.31%) Mac OS X
17 9 (0.28%) Robot Operating System
18 8 (0.24%) Windows 7
19 4 (0.12%) Debian
20 3 (0.092%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,072 (32.80%) Agile Software Development
2 672 (20.56%) Problem-Solving
3 418 (12.79%) DevOps
4 415 (12.70%) Project Management
5 375 (11.47%) Scrum
6 314 (9.61%) Mentoring
7 286 (8.75%) Software Engineering
8 272 (8.32%) Stakeholder Management
9 256 (7.83%) Microservices
10 249 (7.62%) Business Intelligence
10 249 (7.62%) Test Automation
11 211 (6.46%) Computer Science
12 205 (6.27%) Continuous Improvement
13 190 (5.81%) Analytics
14 180 (5.51%) SDLC
15 179 (5.48%) TDD
16 174 (5.32%) Project Delivery
17 165 (5.05%) Continuous Integration
17 165 (5.05%) Front End Development
17 165 (5.05%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 546 (16.71%) SQL
2 532 (16.28%) JavaScript
3 370 (11.32%) Java
4 319 (9.76%) Python
5 270 (8.26%) C#
6 148 (4.53%) PHP
7 145 (4.44%) TypeScript
8 126 (3.86%) C
9 111 (3.40%) PowerShell
10 93 (2.85%) C++
11 68 (2.08%) Bash Shell
12 55 (1.68%) R
13 54 (1.65%) T-SQL
14 52 (1.59%) Go
15 43 (1.32%) Java 8
15 43 (1.32%) Scala
16 37 (1.13%) Ruby
17 36 (1.10%) ES6
18 31 (0.95%) Shell Script
19 26 (0.80%) VB
Qualifications
1 493 (15.09%) Degree
2 85 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
3 65 (1.99%) Security Cleared
4 59 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 44 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
6 42 (1.29%) SC Cleared
7 40 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
8 37 (1.13%) MCSE
9 31 (0.95%) PMI Certification
10 27 (0.83%) ISEB
11 23 (0.70%) PhD
12 22 (0.67%) CISSP
12 22 (0.67%) PMP
13 20 (0.61%) CCNA
13 20 (0.61%) CCNP
13 20 (0.61%) DBS Check
13 20 (0.61%) Master's Degree
14 18 (0.55%) ISTQB
15 16 (0.49%) CISM
16 15 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 181 (5.54%) QA
2 71 (2.17%) SLA
3 60 (1.84%) GDPR
4 47 (1.44%) Data Quality
5 40 (1.22%) PMO
6 35 (1.07%) CDISC
7 33 (1.01%) Good Clinical Practice
7 33 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 21 (0.64%) PCI DSS
9 18 (0.55%) NIST
10 17 (0.52%) GRC
11 14 (0.43%) WAI
12 13 (0.40%) Actionable Recommendations
13 9 (0.28%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 9 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 7 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 7 (0.21%) WCAG
15 5 (0.15%) COBIT
15 5 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
15 5 (0.15%) MISRA
System Software
1 252 (7.71%) Docker
2 187 (5.72%) Active Directory
3 83 (2.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (1.04%) Hyper-V
5 28 (0.86%) Firmware
6 19 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
8 6 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (0.15%) vSphere
10 4 (0.12%) Apache Flume
10 4 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.061%) PowerHA
12 1 (0.031%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.031%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.031%) KVM
12 1 (0.031%) pfSense
12 1 (0.031%) Varnish
12 1 (0.031%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.031%) Xen
Systems Management
1 172 (5.26%) Kubernetes
2 124 (3.79%) Ansible
3 123 (3.76%) Terraform
4 87 (2.66%) Puppet
5 67 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
6 55 (1.68%) SCCM
7 44 (1.35%) Microsoft Intune
8 22 (0.67%) Rancher
9 15 (0.46%) Docker Swarm
10 11 (0.34%) Prometheus
10 11 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
11 10 (0.31%) FortiGate
12 9 (0.28%) Grafana
12 9 (0.28%) Packer
13 7 (0.21%) BMC PATROL
13 7 (0.21%) Control-M
13 7 (0.21%) SCOM
14 6 (0.18%) FlexNet
14 6 (0.18%) Nagios
15 5 (0.15%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 613 (18.76%) Microsoft
2 133 (4.07%) Google
3 132 (4.04%) Oracle
4 122 (3.73%) VMware
5 112 (3.43%) SAP
6 100 (3.06%) Salesforce.com
7 70 (2.14%) Cisco
8 66 (2.02%) Adobe
9 50 (1.53%) Mercator
9 50 (1.53%) ServiceNow
10 47 (1.44%) Citrix
11 45 (1.38%) Sitecore
12 36 (1.10%) IBM
13 29 (0.89%) Facebook
14 26 (0.80%) Palo Alto
15 24 (0.73%) Apple
16 22 (0.67%) Atlassian
16 22 (0.67%) Zend
17 21 (0.64%) Sage
17 21 (0.64%) YouTube