Period
to 17 October 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 October 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 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 12 4
Rank change year-on-year +8 -8 0
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 5,779 940 1,647
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 21.19% 15.50% 21.47%
As % of the General category 39.42% 36.69% 42.05%
Number of salaries quoted 3,956 816 1,311
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% -8.33% +9.09%
75th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £79,375
90th Percentile £91,250 £85,000 £87,500
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 14,661 2,562 3,917
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 53.77% 42.24% 51.07%
Number of salaries quoted 10,372 2,271 3,288
10th Percentile £35,000 £34,750 £35,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £80,000 £72,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £90,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,029 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.49% +4.82% +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 October 2021.

Social Skills salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 1,849 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1,384 (23.95%) Finance
3 1,203 (20.82%) Degree
4 1,154 (19.97%) Problem-Solving
5 1,110 (19.21%) Azure
6 1,109 (19.19%) Microsoft
7 970 (16.78%) SQL
8 925 (16.01%) JavaScript
9 915 (15.83%) AWS
10 862 (14.92%) Analytical Skills
11 849 (14.69%) Project Management
12 815 (14.10%) DevOps
13 656 (11.35%) C#
14 650 (11.25%) Mentoring
15 634 (10.97%) Python
16 622 (10.76%) Scrum
17 599 (10.37%) Java
18 586 (10.14%) .NET
19 575 (9.95%) Computer Science
20 574 (9.93%) Windows
21 571 (9.88%) HTML
22 554 (9.59%) React
23 524 (9.07%) Software Engineering
24 508 (8.79%) CSS
25 502 (8.69%) Oracle
26 481 (8.32%) SaaS
27 480 (8.31%) Stakeholder Management
28 475 (8.22%) Self-Motivation
29 469 (8.12%) Marketing
30 468 (8.10%) Docker

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
1 207 (3.58%) SharePoint
2 204 (3.53%) SAS
3 151 (2.61%) CMS
4 120 (2.08%) Confluence
5 88 (1.52%) Sitecore CMS
6 75 (1.30%) EPiServer
7 74 (1.28%) IIS
8 72 (1.25%) Umbraco
9 71 (1.23%) WordPress
10 70 (1.21%) Kentico
11 69 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
12 68 (1.18%) Apache
13 65 (1.12%) nginx
14 60 (1.04%) Apache Spark
15 49 (0.85%) Headless CMS
16 47 (0.81%) Apache Solr
17 37 (0.64%) MS Exchange
18 32 (0.55%) Documentum
19 31 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
20 29 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 311 (5.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 269 (4.65%) Microsoft Office
3 186 (3.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 97 (1.68%) Microsoft Project
5 67 (1.16%) Figma
6 42 (0.73%) MS Visio
7 36 (0.62%) Sketch
8 26 (0.45%) InVision
9 17 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
10 16 (0.28%) Photoshop
11 10 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 10 (0.17%) UserZoom
12 9 (0.16%) InDesign
12 9 (0.16%) Marvel
13 6 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
13 6 (0.10%) Adobe XD
13 6 (0.10%) MadCap Flare
13 6 (0.10%) SPSS
14 5 (0.087%) Chatbot
14 5 (0.087%) Stata
Business Applications
1 91 (1.57%) NetSuite
2 80 (1.38%) Oracle Clinical
3 76 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
4 69 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
5 55 (0.95%) Oracle ERP
6 46 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
7 35 (0.61%) Oracle Applications
8 29 (0.50%) SAP S/4HANA
9 28 (0.48%) SAP Business ByDesign
10 23 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
11 21 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 20 (0.35%) Shopify
13 18 (0.31%) Magento
13 18 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
14 17 (0.29%) Sentinel
15 15 (0.26%) PeopleSoft HCM
15 15 (0.26%) SAP CO
15 15 (0.26%) SAP FI
15 15 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
16 14 (0.24%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1,110 (19.21%) Azure
2 915 (15.83%) AWS
3 481 (8.32%) SaaS
4 334 (5.78%) GCP
5 296 (5.12%) Microsoft 365
6 248 (4.29%) Power Platform
7 170 (2.94%) Dynamics 365
8 162 (2.80%) Serverless
9 153 (2.65%) GitHub
10 120 (2.08%) PaaS
11 118 (2.04%) IaaS
12 103 (1.78%) Veeva
13 63 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
14 62 (1.07%) AWS CloudFormation
14 62 (1.07%) AWS Lambda
15 60 (1.04%) PowerApps
16 52 (0.90%) Amazon S3
17 50 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
17 50 (0.87%) Google Analytics
18 47 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 162 (2.80%) Internet
2 158 (2.73%) Firewall
3 110 (1.90%) DNS
4 88 (1.52%) WAN
5 73 (1.26%) LAN
6 70 (1.21%) DHCP
6 70 (1.21%) VPN
7 66 (1.14%) TCP/IP
8 61 (1.06%) MPLS
9 58 (1.00%) VLAN
10 52 (0.90%) SAN
10 52 (0.90%) Wireless
11 46 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
12 42 (0.73%) Ethernet
13 35 (0.61%) VoIP
14 33 (0.57%) IPv6
15 29 (0.50%) IPv4
16 28 (0.48%) Network Security
17 27 (0.47%) HTTP
18 26 (0.45%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 423 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 343 (5.94%) MySQL
3 309 (5.35%) Relational Database
4 239 (4.14%) NoSQL
5 196 (3.39%) MongoDB
6 187 (3.24%) Power BI
7 182 (3.15%) PostgreSQL
8 157 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
9 125 (2.16%) RDBMS
10 121 (2.09%) Big Data
11 103 (1.78%) Redis
12 75 (1.30%) Data Lake
13 69 (1.19%) Tableau
14 62 (1.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 58 (1.00%) Hadoop
16 52 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
17 50 (0.87%) Oracle Database
18 49 (0.85%) Metadata
18 49 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 47 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 466 (8.06%) Git (software)
2 313 (5.42%) JIRA
3 276 (4.78%) Jenkins
4 115 (1.99%) Visual Studio
5 88 (1.52%) Selenium
6 80 (1.38%) GitLab
7 64 (1.11%) Bitbucket
8 46 (0.80%) ReSharper
9 38 (0.66%) Axure RP
9 38 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
10 37 (0.64%) WebDriver
11 35 (0.61%) webpack
12 33 (0.57%) JUnit
13 32 (0.55%) Cucumber
13 32 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
14 30 (0.52%) PHPUnit
15 29 (0.50%) Cypress.io
15 29 (0.50%) Postman
15 29 (0.50%) TeamCity
16 28 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1,384 (23.95%) Finance
2 862 (14.92%) Analytical Skills
3 469 (8.12%) Marketing
4 436 (7.54%) Presentation Skills
5 376 (6.51%) Retail
6 285 (4.93%) Public Sector
7 282 (4.88%) Banking
8 279 (4.83%) Pharmaceutical
9 271 (4.69%) Organisational Skills
10 207 (3.58%) Games
11 200 (3.46%) Legal
12 184 (3.18%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 172 (2.98%) Law
14 163 (2.82%) Telecoms
15 153 (2.65%) Manufacturing
16 146 (2.53%) Influencing Skills
17 94 (1.63%) Documentation Skills
18 74 (1.28%) Advertising
18 74 (1.28%) Automotive
19 72 (1.25%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,182 (20.45%) Developer
2 597 (10.33%) Analyst
3 472 (8.17%) Consultant
4 435 (7.53%) Architect
5 298 (5.16%) Project Manager
6 261 (4.52%) Senior Developer
7 201 (3.48%) Business Analyst
7 201 (3.48%) Solutions Architect
8 190 (3.29%) Programmer
9 189 (3.27%) Software Engineer
10 181 (3.13%) .NET Developer
11 165 (2.86%) Full Stack Developer
12 151 (2.61%) Software Developer
13 144 (2.49%) DevOps Engineer
14 140 (2.42%) Data Manager
15 138 (2.39%) Senior Manager
16 129 (2.23%) Statistical Programmer
17 124 (2.15%) PHP Developer
18 121 (2.09%) IT Manager
19 114 (1.97%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 586 (10.14%) .NET
2 571 (9.88%) HTML
3 554 (9.59%) React
4 508 (8.79%) CSS
5 320 (5.54%) Node.js
6 274 (4.74%) RESTful
7 273 (4.72%) REST
8 239 (4.14%) jQuery
9 233 (4.03%) AngularJS
10 211 (3.65%) .NET Core
11 207 (3.58%) Web Services
12 170 (2.94%) Kafka
13 169 (2.92%) ASP.NET
14 163 (2.82%) XML
15 139 (2.41%) Spring
16 123 (2.13%) .NET Framework
17 115 (1.99%) HTML5
18 109 (1.89%) Vue.js
19 103 (1.78%) JSON
20 98 (1.70%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 475 (8.22%) Self-Motivation
2 372 (6.44%) User Experience
3 253 (4.38%) Management Information System
4 207 (3.58%) Life Science
5 165 (2.86%) Mobile App
6 125 (2.16%) Public Cloud
7 119 (2.06%) Data Centre
8 116 (2.01%) Virtual Team
9 113 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
10 104 (1.80%) Algorithms
11 103 (1.78%) Cloud Native
12 79 (1.37%) Data Structures
13 67 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
14 63 (1.09%) Biotechnology
15 56 (0.97%) Social Media
16 53 (0.92%) Legacy Code
17 45 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
18 43 (0.74%) PMI
19 42 (0.73%) Client/Server
19 42 (0.73%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 574 (9.93%) Windows
2 397 (6.87%) Linux
3 218 (3.77%) Windows Server
4 143 (2.47%) Apple iOS
5 138 (2.39%) Android
6 91 (1.57%) Unix
7 65 (1.12%) Windows 10
8 30 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 22 (0.38%) Windows Server 2016
10 20 (0.35%) Embedded Linux
11 16 (0.28%) Windows 7
12 12 (0.21%) Mac OS
13 11 (0.19%) Windows Server 2019
14 10 (0.17%) SUSE
15 8 (0.14%) Mac OS X
15 8 (0.14%) Windows 8
16 7 (0.12%) CentOS
16 7 (0.12%) FreeRTOS
16 7 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
17 6 (0.10%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,849 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1,154 (19.97%) Problem-Solving
3 849 (14.69%) Project Management
4 815 (14.10%) DevOps
5 650 (11.25%) Mentoring
6 622 (10.76%) Scrum
7 575 (9.95%) Computer Science
8 524 (9.07%) Software Engineering
9 480 (8.31%) Stakeholder Management
10 452 (7.82%) Analytics
11 446 (7.72%) Microservices
12 440 (7.61%) Test Automation
13 415 (7.18%) Full Stack Development
14 381 (6.59%) Data Management
15 379 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
16 377 (6.52%) Migration
17 375 (6.49%) Continuous Improvement
18 360 (6.23%) Time Management
19 327 (5.66%) SDLC
20 324 (5.61%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 970 (16.78%) SQL
2 925 (16.01%) JavaScript
3 656 (11.35%) C#
4 634 (10.97%) Python
5 599 (10.37%) Java
6 257 (4.45%) PHP
7 217 (3.75%) TypeScript
8 216 (3.74%) PowerShell
9 156 (2.70%) C++
10 127 (2.20%) R
10 127 (2.20%) Scala
11 115 (1.99%) Bash Shell
11 115 (1.99%) Go
12 110 (1.90%) C
13 96 (1.66%) Ruby
14 70 (1.21%) PL/SQL
15 67 (1.16%) T-SQL
16 59 (1.02%) Kotlin
16 59 (1.02%) VB
17 52 (0.90%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 1,203 (20.82%) Degree
2 277 (4.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 140 (2.42%) Security Cleared
4 87 (1.51%) BPSS Clearance
5 86 (1.49%) SC Cleared
6 80 (1.38%) PMI Certification
7 73 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
8 66 (1.14%) CISSP
9 62 (1.07%) Master's Degree
10 61 (1.06%) PMP
11 56 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
12 54 (0.93%) ISTQB
13 52 (0.90%) CCNA
14 48 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 46 (0.80%) CISM
16 39 (0.67%) CCNP
17 37 (0.64%) CRISC
18 36 (0.62%) ISEB
19 35 (0.61%) Oracle Certification
20 34 (0.59%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 302 (5.23%) QA
2 163 (2.82%) Accessibility
3 139 (2.41%) Good Clinical Practice
4 115 (1.99%) GDPR
5 103 (1.78%) CDISC
6 93 (1.61%) SLA
7 83 (1.44%) Data Quality
8 65 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 60 (1.04%) PMO
10 35 (0.61%) NIST
11 30 (0.52%) PCI DSS
12 17 (0.29%) ITGC
13 14 (0.24%) GRC
14 12 (0.21%) COBIT
14 12 (0.21%) HL7
15 11 (0.19%) Actionable Recommendations
16 10 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
17 8 (0.14%) WCAG
18 7 (0.12%) HIPAA
18 7 (0.12%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 468 (8.10%) Docker
2 212 (3.67%) Active Directory
3 113 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 53 (0.92%) Hyper-V
5 36 (0.62%) Firmware
6 29 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
7 26 (0.45%) vSphere
8 18 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
9 16 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
10 7 (0.12%) VMware NSX
10 7 (0.12%) XenApp
11 5 (0.087%) ISA Server
11 5 (0.087%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.052%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.052%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.035%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.035%) iptables
13 2 (0.035%) ProxySG
13 2 (0.035%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.035%) Xen
Systems Management
1 397 (6.87%) Kubernetes
2 285 (4.93%) Terraform
3 214 (3.70%) Ansible
4 123 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
5 122 (2.11%) Puppet
6 44 (0.76%) Docker Swarm
7 38 (0.66%) SCCM
8 33 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
9 22 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
10 19 (0.33%) HP ALM
11 15 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
12 14 (0.24%) WSUS
13 13 (0.22%) Grafana
14 12 (0.21%) Nagios
14 12 (0.21%) Rancher
15 11 (0.19%) Amdocs OSS
15 11 (0.19%) Prometheus
16 10 (0.17%) SCOM
17 9 (0.16%) Oozie
18 8 (0.14%) logstash
Vendors
1 1,109 (19.19%) Microsoft
2 502 (8.69%) Oracle
3 282 (4.88%) SAP
4 248 (4.29%) Salesforce.com
5 213 (3.69%) Google
6 185 (3.20%) VMware
7 111 (1.92%) Cisco
8 92 (1.59%) Adobe
8 92 (1.59%) Sitecore
9 79 (1.37%) Mercator
10 68 (1.18%) ServiceNow
11 62 (1.07%) Apple
12 59 (1.02%) JD Edwards
13 57 (0.99%) Citrix
14 54 (0.93%) IBM
15 50 (0.87%) HP
16 48 (0.83%) Splunk
17 45 (0.78%) Informatica
18 40 (0.69%) Facebook
19 32 (0.55%) Atlassian