Period
to 14 June 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for Continuous Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 6 months to 14 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
14 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 37 68 38
Rank change year-on-year +31 -30 +15
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 55 33 79
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in South Wales 5.49% 2.82% 5.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.06% 3.15% 5.91%
Number of salaries quoted 50 27 69
10th Percentile £31,000 £27,500 £28,750
25th Percentile £35,946 £28,750 £34,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £44,284 £40,500 £46,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.34% -12.90% -7.00%
75th Percentile £58,563 £55,950 £54,000
90th Percentile £66,000 £61,250 £63,000
Wales median annual salary £44,430 £38,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +16.92% -15.56% +11.91%

Continuous Improvement is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 907 1,049 1,336
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 90.61% 89.51% 92.07%
Number of salaries quoted 681 925 1,174
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,200 £27,500
25th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £32,231
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
75th Percentile £54,500 £53,750 £50,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £58,750
Wales median annual salary £44,318 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.28% +6.25% -

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings citing Continuous Improvement as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in South Wales

Continuous Improvement
Salary Trend in South Wales

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Continuous Improvement in South Wales.

Salary trend for Continuous Improvement in South Wales

Continuous Improvement
Salary Histogram in South Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing Continuous Improvement in South Wales over the 6 months to 14 June 2021.

Salary histogram for Continuous Improvement in South Wales

Continuous Improvement
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 14 June 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +25 36 £43,409 -13.18% 6
Newport +27 13 £44,361 +23.22% 3
Torfaen - 3 £36,000 -
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 2 £34,384 - 4
Gwent - 1 - -
Continuous Improvement
Wales

For the 6 months to 14 June 2021, IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 27 (49.09%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (38.18%) Scrum
3 17 (30.91%) Social Skills
4 16 (29.09%) Microsoft
5 15 (27.27%) JavaScript
6 14 (25.45%) CSS
6 14 (25.45%) Azure
6 14 (25.45%) RESTful
6 14 (25.45%) DevOps
7 13 (23.64%) Mentoring
7 13 (23.64%) .NET
7 13 (23.64%) C#
7 13 (23.64%) HTML
7 13 (23.64%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (21.82%) SQL
8 12 (21.82%) Git (software)
9 11 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (18.18%) Local Government
10 10 (18.18%) .NET Framework
11 9 (16.36%) Microservices
11 9 (16.36%) ITIL
11 9 (16.36%) Windows
11 9 (16.36%) Finance
12 8 (14.55%) Change Management
12 8 (14.55%) Java
12 8 (14.55%) PHP
12 8 (14.55%) Mobile App
13 7 (12.73%) User Experience
13 7 (12.73%) Unit Testing
13 7 (12.73%) SQL Server

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 3 (5.45%) Apache
1 3 (5.45%) JBoss
1 3 (5.45%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.64%) OnBase
2 2 (3.64%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.82%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 14 (25.45%) Azure
2 4 (7.27%) AWS
2 4 (7.27%) Microsoft 365
3 3 (5.45%) GCP
3 3 (5.45%) npm
4 2 (3.64%) Power Platform
4 2 (3.64%) PowerApps
5 1 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.82%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.82%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (1.82%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.82%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.82%) GitHub
5 1 (1.82%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.82%) Power Automate
5 1 (1.82%) SaaS
5 1 (1.82%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.09%) Firewall
2 4 (7.27%) DHCP
2 4 (7.27%) DNS
2 4 (7.27%) LAN
2 4 (7.27%) TCP/IP
2 4 (7.27%) WAN
3 3 (5.45%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (3.64%) Cisco Firepower
4 2 (3.64%) Cisco ISE
4 2 (3.64%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (3.64%) OSPF
4 2 (3.64%) SMTP
4 2 (3.64%) SNMP
4 2 (3.64%) Unified Communications
4 2 (3.64%) VLAN
4 2 (3.64%) VPN
4 2 (3.64%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (3.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.73%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.09%) MySQL
3 2 (3.64%) Power BI
4 1 (1.82%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.82%) Big Data
4 1 (1.82%) DB2
4 1 (1.82%) HPCC
4 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (21.82%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.27%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.45%) Ant
3 3 (5.45%) JMeter
3 3 (5.45%) Maven
3 3 (5.45%) Protractor
3 3 (5.45%) Selenium
3 3 (5.45%) Subversion
4 2 (3.64%) JIRA
4 2 (3.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (1.82%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.82%) Firebug
5 1 (1.82%) git-flow
5 1 (1.82%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.82%) PHPUnit
5 1 (1.82%) Serenity BDD
5 1 (1.82%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.82%) Xdebug
General
1 17 (30.91%) Social Skills
2 10 (18.18%) Local Government
3 9 (16.36%) Finance
4 7 (12.73%) Retail
5 5 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (9.09%) Back Office
6 4 (7.27%) Aerospace
7 3 (5.45%) Billing
7 3 (5.45%) Manufacturing
8 2 (3.64%) Public Sector
8 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
9 1 (1.82%) Financial Institution
9 1 (1.82%) Influencing Skills
9 1 (1.82%) Marketing
9 1 (1.82%) Organisational Skills
9 1 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (1.82%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 22 (40.00%) Developer
2 6 (10.91%) .NET Developer
2 6 (10.91%) C# .NET Developer
2 6 (10.91%) C# Developer
2 6 (10.91%) PHP Developer
3 5 (9.09%) Java Developer
3 5 (9.09%) Senior Developer
3 5 (9.09%) Senior Java Developer
4 4 (7.27%) Software Developer
5 3 (5.45%) Control Systems Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Team Leader
5 3 (5.45%) Tester
6 2 (3.64%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (3.64%) Machine Learning Developer
6 2 (3.64%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 2 (3.64%) Software Tester
6 2 (3.64%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (25.45%) CSS
1 14 (25.45%) RESTful
2 13 (23.64%) .NET
2 13 (23.64%) HTML
3 10 (18.18%) .NET Framework
4 6 (10.91%) .NET Core
4 6 (10.91%) ASP.NET
4 6 (10.91%) REST
4 6 (10.91%) Web Services
5 5 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (9.09%) Dapper ORM
5 5 (9.09%) Entity Framework
5 5 (9.09%) jQuery
5 5 (9.09%) NHibernate
5 5 (9.09%) Spring
6 4 (7.27%) AngularJS
7 3 (5.45%) CSS3
7 3 (5.45%) HTML5
7 3 (5.45%) Node.js
7 3 (5.45%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.55%) Mobile App
2 7 (12.73%) User Experience
3 2 (3.64%) Algorithms
3 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.82%) SCADA
4 1 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.36%) Windows
2 4 (7.27%) Apple iOS
2 4 (7.27%) Linux
3 3 (5.45%) Android
3 3 (5.45%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.64%) Unix
5 1 (1.82%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (49.09%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (38.18%) Scrum
3 14 (25.45%) DevOps
4 13 (23.64%) Mentoring
4 13 (23.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (16.36%) ITIL
6 9 (16.36%) Microservices
7 8 (14.55%) Change Management
8 7 (12.73%) Artificial Intelligence
8 7 (12.73%) Software Engineering
8 7 (12.73%) Unit Testing
9 6 (10.91%) Coaching
9 6 (10.91%) Project Management
10 5 (9.09%) Decision-Making
10 5 (9.09%) MVC
10 5 (9.09%) Web Development
11 4 (7.27%) Product Roadmap
11 4 (7.27%) Test Automation
11 4 (7.27%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (27.27%) JavaScript
2 13 (23.64%) C#
3 12 (21.82%) SQL
4 8 (14.55%) Java
4 8 (14.55%) PHP
5 5 (9.09%) Python
6 3 (5.45%) Java 8
6 3 (5.45%) TypeScript
7 2 (3.64%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.82%) C++
8 1 (1.82%) Go
Qualifications
1 3 (5.45%) HNC
1 3 (5.45%) HND
1 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared
1 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.64%) CCNA
2 2 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.64%) Degree
2 2 (3.64%) ECDL
2 2 (3.64%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.64%) SAFe Agilist
3 1 (1.82%) CISA
3 1 (1.82%) CISSP
3 1 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.82%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) HAZOP
2 2 (3.64%) QA
2 2 (3.64%) SLA
3 1 (1.82%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.82%) GDPR
3 1 (1.82%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.82%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (10.91%) Docker
2 5 (9.09%) Active Directory
3 3 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.64%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (10.91%) Kubernetes
2 3 (5.45%) Ansible
3 1 (1.82%) Opsgenie
Vendors
1 16 (29.09%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.09%) Guidewire
3 4 (7.27%) Blue Prism
4 3 (5.45%) IBM
4 3 (5.45%) VMware
5 2 (3.64%) Cisco
5 2 (3.64%) Hyland
5 2 (3.64%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.82%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.82%) Oracle
6 1 (1.82%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.82%) Tagetik