Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
23 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 6 6 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 +3
Permanent jobs citing Social Skills 4,569 959 1,710
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 20.03% 17.53% 21.09%
As % of the General category 38.45% 38.12% 42.18%
Number of salaries quoted 3,257 784 1,339
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £40,891 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% -12.50% +14.29%
75th Percentile £75,000 £66,250 £82,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £79,625 £87,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £49,000
% change year-on-year +1.94% +5.10% +3.16%

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 11,883 2,516 4,054
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 52.10% 45.98% 50.01%
Number of salaries quoted 8,802 2,104 3,355
10th Percentile £33,750 £34,750 £35,000
25th Percentile £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% +9.09%
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £78,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £85,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £56,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +1.82% +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 23 July 2021.

Social Skills salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 1,471 (32.20%) Agile Software Development
2 964 (21.10%) Finance
3 915 (20.03%) Problem-Solving
4 860 (18.82%) Azure
5 840 (18.38%) Degree
6 838 (18.34%) Microsoft
7 777 (17.01%) SQL
8 752 (16.46%) JavaScript
9 679 (14.86%) AWS
10 659 (14.42%) Analytical Skills
11 607 (13.29%) Project Management
12 603 (13.20%) DevOps
13 527 (11.53%) Mentoring
14 522 (11.42%) Scrum
15 519 (11.36%) Java
16 515 (11.27%) Python
17 473 (10.35%) HTML
18 466 (10.20%) React
19 462 (10.11%) Windows
20 434 (9.50%) C#
21 431 (9.43%) .NET
22 420 (9.19%) CSS
22 420 (9.19%) Software Engineering
23 419 (9.17%) Docker
24 402 (8.80%) Microservices
25 389 (8.51%) Linux
26 388 (8.49%) Git (software)
27 369 (8.08%) Test Automation
28 366 (8.01%) User Experience
29 357 (7.81%) Computer Science

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
1 153 (3.35%) SharePoint
2 131 (2.87%) SAS
3 117 (2.56%) CMS
4 76 (1.66%) WordPress
5 73 (1.60%) Confluence
6 59 (1.29%) Apache Spark
7 57 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
8 51 (1.12%) Apache
8 51 (1.12%) IIS
9 48 (1.05%) nginx
10 41 (0.90%) Sitecore CMS
11 34 (0.74%) Headless CMS
11 34 (0.74%) Umbraco
12 32 (0.70%) EPiServer
13 31 (0.68%) Kentico
14 29 (0.63%) Apache Solr
15 24 (0.53%) MS Exchange
16 20 (0.44%) Apache Airflow
17 19 (0.42%) OpenStack
18 16 (0.35%) Documentum
Applications
1 222 (4.86%) Microsoft Office
2 206 (4.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 115 (2.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 52 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
5 44 (0.96%) MS Visio
6 38 (0.83%) Sketch
7 33 (0.72%) InVision
8 25 (0.55%) Figma
9 24 (0.53%) Photoshop
10 17 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
11 13 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
12 10 (0.22%) InDesign
13 9 (0.20%) AutoCAD
14 8 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 7 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
15 7 (0.15%) Marvel
16 6 (0.13%) MadCap Flare
16 6 (0.13%) UserZoom
17 5 (0.11%) Chatbot
17 5 (0.11%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 59 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (0.94%) NetSuite
3 34 (0.74%) Oracle Clinical
4 29 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
5 28 (0.61%) SAP S/4HANA
6 23 (0.50%) Shopify
7 21 (0.46%) Magento
8 20 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
9 19 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
10 18 (0.39%) Sentinel
11 14 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
12 13 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
13 10 (0.22%) SAP CO
13 10 (0.22%) SAP HR
14 9 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
14 9 (0.20%) SAP FI
14 9 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
14 9 (0.20%) Visualfiles
15 8 (0.18%) SAP SD
16 7 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 860 (18.82%) Azure
2 679 (14.86%) AWS
3 349 (7.64%) SaaS
4 272 (5.95%) Microsoft 365
5 247 (5.41%) GCP
6 183 (4.01%) Power Platform
7 135 (2.95%) Serverless
8 129 (2.82%) GitHub
9 113 (2.47%) PaaS
10 109 (2.39%) Dynamics 365
11 92 (2.01%) IaaS
12 91 (1.99%) Azure Active Directory
13 64 (1.40%) AWS CloudFormation
14 63 (1.38%) AWS Lambda
15 54 (1.18%) Amazon S3
16 52 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
17 48 (1.05%) Firebase
18 46 (1.01%) PowerApps
19 44 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
19 44 (0.96%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 143 (3.13%) Internet
2 125 (2.74%) Firewall
3 90 (1.97%) DNS
4 73 (1.60%) WAN
5 68 (1.49%) VPN
6 66 (1.44%) TCP/IP
7 63 (1.38%) LAN
7 63 (1.38%) Wireless
8 55 (1.20%) Ethernet
9 54 (1.18%) VLAN
10 53 (1.16%) DHCP
11 48 (1.05%) MPLS
12 38 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
13 35 (0.77%) HTTP
14 31 (0.68%) Bluetooth
14 31 (0.68%) IPv6
15 30 (0.66%) IPv4
16 29 (0.63%) BGP
17 28 (0.61%) SAN
18 27 (0.59%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 330 (7.22%) SQL Server
2 256 (5.60%) MySQL
3 199 (4.36%) PostgreSQL
4 194 (4.25%) Relational Database
5 178 (3.90%) NoSQL
6 139 (3.04%) Power BI
7 125 (2.74%) MongoDB
8 123 (2.69%) Data Warehouse
9 101 (2.21%) Big Data
10 81 (1.77%) Redis
11 57 (1.25%) Tableau
12 56 (1.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 52 (1.14%) Oracle Database
14 51 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 50 (1.09%) Hadoop
16 45 (0.98%) Data Lake
16 45 (0.98%) RDBMS
17 43 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
18 42 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 37 (0.81%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 388 (8.49%) Git (software)
2 240 (5.25%) JIRA
3 191 (4.18%) Jenkins
4 95 (2.08%) Selenium
5 76 (1.66%) Visual Studio
6 65 (1.42%) GitLab
7 61 (1.34%) Bitbucket
8 49 (1.07%) Cucumber
9 45 (0.98%) WebDriver
10 40 (0.88%) TeamCity
11 35 (0.77%) webpack
12 33 (0.72%) JUnit
13 32 (0.70%) Cypress.io
14 28 (0.61%) Axure RP
14 28 (0.61%) Postman
15 27 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
16 26 (0.57%) SpecFlow
17 25 (0.55%) Maven
17 25 (0.55%) ReSharper
18 23 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 964 (21.10%) Finance
2 659 (14.42%) Analytical Skills
3 344 (7.53%) Marketing
4 274 (6.00%) Presentation Skills
5 271 (5.93%) Retail
6 269 (5.89%) Public Sector
7 228 (4.99%) Banking
8 227 (4.97%) Organisational Skills
9 199 (4.36%) Games
9 199 (4.36%) Pharmaceutical
10 166 (3.63%) Legal
11 142 (3.11%) Telecoms
12 108 (2.36%) Influencing Skills
13 94 (2.06%) Law
14 90 (1.97%) Documentation Skills
15 85 (1.86%) Manufacturing
16 80 (1.75%) Automotive
17 61 (1.34%) Electronics
18 57 (1.25%) Advertising
19 55 (1.20%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 973 (21.30%) Developer
2 495 (10.83%) Analyst
3 328 (7.18%) Consultant
4 298 (6.52%) Architect
5 223 (4.88%) Senior Developer
6 218 (4.77%) Project Manager
7 144 (3.15%) Business Analyst
8 140 (3.06%) Full Stack Developer
9 134 (2.93%) Programmer
10 126 (2.76%) DevOps Engineer
10 126 (2.76%) Senior Manager
11 125 (2.74%) Software Engineer
12 119 (2.60%) Solutions Architect
13 109 (2.39%) React Developer
14 104 (2.28%) Java Developer
15 100 (2.19%) .NET Developer
16 94 (2.06%) Statistical Programmer
17 90 (1.97%) Cloud Engineer
18 88 (1.93%) Data Manager
19 83 (1.82%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 473 (10.35%) HTML
2 466 (10.20%) React
3 431 (9.43%) .NET
4 420 (9.19%) CSS
5 297 (6.50%) Node.js
6 261 (5.71%) RESTful
7 237 (5.19%) REST
8 213 (4.66%) AngularJS
9 150 (3.28%) jQuery
10 147 (3.22%) .NET Core
11 121 (2.65%) Web Services
12 119 (2.60%) ASP.NET
13 118 (2.58%) Kafka
14 115 (2.52%) Spring
15 106 (2.32%) JSON
15 106 (2.32%) XML
16 104 (2.28%) HTML5
17 101 (2.21%) .NET Framework
18 95 (2.08%) Vue.js
19 93 (2.04%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 366 (8.01%) User Experience
2 320 (7.00%) Self-Motivation
3 187 (4.09%) Management Information System
4 163 (3.57%) Mobile App
5 117 (2.56%) Life Science
6 104 (2.28%) Public Cloud
7 92 (2.01%) Data Centre
8 88 (1.93%) Greenfield Project
9 85 (1.86%) Virtual Team
10 66 (1.44%) Algorithms
10 66 (1.44%) Cloud Native
11 48 (1.05%) Driving Licence
12 45 (0.98%) Data Structures
13 41 (0.90%) Biotechnology
14 40 (0.88%) Internet of Things
15 39 (0.85%) Hedge funds
16 37 (0.81%) Social Media
17 36 (0.79%) Blog
18 33 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
19 32 (0.70%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 462 (10.11%) Windows
2 389 (8.51%) Linux
3 163 (3.57%) Windows Server
4 132 (2.89%) Android
5 109 (2.39%) Apple iOS
6 76 (1.66%) Windows 10
7 74 (1.62%) Unix
8 29 (0.63%) Embedded Linux
9 24 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (0.42%) Mac OS
11 18 (0.39%) Windows Server 2016
12 15 (0.33%) Windows 7
13 11 (0.24%) Ubuntu
13 11 (0.24%) Windows Server 2019
14 10 (0.22%) Mac OS X
14 10 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (0.22%) SUSE
15 8 (0.18%) Windows 8
16 6 (0.13%) VMS
17 4 (0.088%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,471 (32.20%) Agile Software Development
2 915 (20.03%) Problem-Solving
3 607 (13.29%) Project Management
4 603 (13.20%) DevOps
5 527 (11.53%) Mentoring
6 522 (11.42%) Scrum
7 420 (9.19%) Software Engineering
8 402 (8.80%) Microservices
9 369 (8.08%) Test Automation
10 357 (7.81%) Computer Science
11 353 (7.73%) Stakeholder Management
12 314 (6.87%) Business Intelligence
13 293 (6.41%) Analytics
14 272 (5.95%) Migration
15 270 (5.91%) Continuous Improvement
16 264 (5.78%) SDLC
17 263 (5.76%) TDD
18 260 (5.69%) Fintech
19 235 (5.14%) Project Delivery
20 226 (4.95%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 777 (17.01%) SQL
2 752 (16.46%) JavaScript
3 519 (11.36%) Java
4 515 (11.27%) Python
5 434 (9.50%) C#
6 203 (4.44%) PHP
7 200 (4.38%) TypeScript
8 183 (4.01%) PowerShell
9 139 (3.04%) C++
10 125 (2.74%) C
11 103 (2.25%) Scala
12 100 (2.19%) Bash Shell
13 89 (1.95%) Go
14 81 (1.77%) R
15 74 (1.62%) Ruby
16 60 (1.31%) T-SQL
17 58 (1.27%) Java 8
18 45 (0.98%) PL/SQL
19 42 (0.92%) ES6
19 42 (0.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 840 (18.38%) Degree
2 156 (3.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 88 (1.93%) Security Cleared
4 74 (1.62%) BPSS Clearance
5 59 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
6 50 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
7 49 (1.07%) SC Cleared
8 48 (1.05%) Master's Degree
9 46 (1.01%) PMI Certification
10 42 (0.92%) CCNA
10 42 (0.92%) CISSP
11 33 (0.72%) PMP
12 32 (0.70%) ISEB
13 30 (0.66%) CCNP
14 28 (0.61%) MCSE
15 27 (0.59%) PhD
16 26 (0.57%) CISM
16 26 (0.57%) Numerate Degree
17 23 (0.50%) DBS Check
17 23 (0.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 260 (5.69%) QA
2 128 (2.80%) Accessibility
3 83 (1.82%) SLA
4 81 (1.77%) GDPR
5 73 (1.60%) Good Clinical Practice
6 68 (1.49%) Data Quality
7 54 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 47 (1.03%) CDISC
9 45 (0.98%) PMO
10 36 (0.79%) NIST
10 36 (0.79%) PCI DSS
11 21 (0.46%) GRC
12 17 (0.37%) Actionable Recommendations
13 11 (0.24%) HL7
13 11 (0.24%) WCAG
14 10 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
15 7 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
15 7 (0.15%) COBIT
15 7 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 7 (0.15%) SOC 2
System Software
1 419 (9.17%) Docker
2 205 (4.49%) Active Directory
3 92 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 42 (0.92%) Hyper-V
5 33 (0.72%) Firmware
6 28 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
7 20 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
8 12 (0.26%) vSphere
9 8 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.11%) VMware NSX
11 4 (0.088%) Apache Flume
12 3 (0.066%) ISA Server
12 3 (0.066%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.066%) VirtualBox
12 3 (0.066%) XenApp
13 2 (0.044%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.022%) iptables
14 1 (0.022%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.022%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.022%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 338 (7.40%) Kubernetes
2 216 (4.73%) Terraform
3 197 (4.31%) Ansible
4 129 (2.82%) Puppet
5 115 (2.52%) Opscode Chef
6 56 (1.23%) SCCM
7 47 (1.03%) Microsoft Intune
8 41 (0.90%) Docker Swarm
9 26 (0.57%) Rancher
10 19 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
11 15 (0.33%) Grafana
12 13 (0.28%) Prometheus
13 12 (0.26%) Nagios
14 9 (0.20%) SCOM
15 8 (0.18%) Active Directory Federation Services
15 8 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
15 8 (0.18%) Jamf Pro
15 8 (0.18%) WSUS
16 7 (0.15%) BMC PATROL
16 7 (0.15%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 838 (18.34%) Microsoft
2 267 (5.84%) Oracle
3 208 (4.55%) Google
4 175 (3.83%) SAP
5 160 (3.50%) Salesforce.com
6 146 (3.20%) VMware
7 83 (1.82%) Cisco
8 77 (1.69%) Mercator
9 75 (1.64%) Adobe
10 63 (1.38%) ServiceNow
11 48 (1.05%) Citrix
12 43 (0.94%) Sitecore
13 41 (0.90%) Facebook
14 39 (0.85%) Apple
14 39 (0.85%) IBM
15 37 (0.81%) JD Edwards
16 30 (0.66%) Splunk
17 29 (0.63%) Juniper
18 27 (0.59%) YouTube
19 26 (0.57%) HP