Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 33 57 33
Rank change year-on-year +24 -24 +25
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 85 16 107
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in South Wales 7.71% 2.50% 6.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.41% 2.75% 7.19%
Number of salaries quoted 71 15 84
10th Percentile £32,500 £36,200 £28,750
25th Percentile £36,563 £42,126 £33,811
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £50,000 £44,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% +13.64% +3.53%
75th Percentile £58,750 £60,625 £51,563
90th Percentile £65,000 £64,650 £57,675
Wales median annual salary £49,795 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +10.66% +2.27% +9.43%

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 1,011 581 1,489
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 91.66% 90.92% 90.96%
Number of salaries quoted 794 519 1,297
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £27,650
25th Percentile £35,745 £35,750 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
75th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £58,750 £63,750
Wales median annual salary £45,000 £44,379 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.40% +4.42% +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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +16 50 £54,775 +4.33% 9
Newport +11 29 £44,361 +0.39% 1
Caerphilly - 3 £42,500 -
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 2 £34,384 -
Torfaen - 1 £65,000 - 1
Continuous Improvement
Wales

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 51 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (36.47%) Java
2 31 (36.47%) Azure
2 31 (36.47%) Mentoring
3 30 (35.29%) Scrum
4 28 (32.94%) DevOps
5 26 (30.59%) Software Engineering
5 26 (30.59%) Social Skills
6 24 (28.24%) Microsoft
7 22 (25.88%) Web Services
7 22 (25.88%) Test Automation
7 22 (25.88%) Coaching
8 21 (24.71%) Git (software)
9 20 (23.53%) TDD
9 20 (23.53%) Microservices
10 19 (22.35%) BDD
10 19 (22.35%) Problem-Solving
11 18 (21.18%) Unit Testing
11 18 (21.18%) JavaScript
12 17 (20.00%) ITIL
13 16 (18.82%) Stakeholder Management
14 15 (17.65%) Node.js
14 15 (17.65%) TypeScript
14 15 (17.65%) React
15 14 (16.47%) REST
16 13 (15.29%) Guidewire
16 13 (15.29%) AWS
17 12 (14.12%) Finance
17 12 (14.12%) BBC
17 12 (14.12%) Windows

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 7 (8.24%) OnBase
2 6 (7.06%) Apache
2 6 (7.06%) JBoss
2 6 (7.06%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (1.18%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 31 (36.47%) Azure
2 13 (15.29%) AWS
3 9 (10.59%) GitHub
4 7 (8.24%) GCP
5 6 (7.06%) npm
6 5 (5.88%) Microsoft 365
7 3 (3.53%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (2.35%) SaaS
9 1 (1.18%) OpenShift
9 1 (1.18%) Power Platform
9 1 (1.18%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.59%) Firewall
2 6 (7.06%) Reverse Proxy
3 5 (5.88%) DHCP
3 5 (5.88%) DNS
3 5 (5.88%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.53%) LAN
4 3 (3.53%) WAN
5 2 (2.35%) Cisco Firepower
5 2 (2.35%) Cisco ISE
5 2 (2.35%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (2.35%) OSPF
5 2 (2.35%) SMTP
5 2 (2.35%) SNMP
5 2 (2.35%) Unified Communications
5 2 (2.35%) VPN
5 2 (2.35%) Wireless
6 1 (1.18%) FTP
6 1 (1.18%) VLAN
6 1 (1.18%) VoIP
6 1 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.59%) MongoDB
1 9 (10.59%) PostgreSQL
1 9 (10.59%) Redis
2 5 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.18%) Big Data
4 1 (1.18%) BigQuery
4 1 (1.18%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 21 (24.71%) Git (software)
2 11 (12.94%) Selenium
3 9 (10.59%) Jenkins
3 9 (10.59%) JMeter
4 6 (7.06%) Ant
4 6 (7.06%) JIRA
4 6 (7.06%) Maven
4 6 (7.06%) Protractor
4 6 (7.06%) Subversion
5 3 (3.53%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.53%) Serenity BDD
5 3 (3.53%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (2.35%) REST Assured
6 2 (2.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (2.35%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.18%) Postman
7 1 (1.18%) SonarQube
7 1 (1.18%) TeamCity
General
1 26 (30.59%) Social Skills
2 12 (14.12%) Finance
3 7 (8.24%) Billing
4 5 (5.88%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 4 (4.71%) Games
5 4 (4.71%) Retail
6 2 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.35%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.35%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (2.35%) Presentation Skills
6 2 (2.35%) Public Sector
6 2 (2.35%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.18%) Influencing Skills
7 1 (1.18%) Law
7 1 (1.18%) Legal
7 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.18%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 21 (24.71%) Developer
2 13 (15.29%) Java Developer
2 13 (15.29%) Senior Developer
2 13 (15.29%) Senior Java Developer
3 12 (14.12%) Software Engineer
4 7 (8.24%) Delivery Manager
5 6 (7.06%) Principal Engineer
5 6 (7.06%) Principal Software Engineer
6 5 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (5.88%) IT Manager
6 5 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (5.88%) Tester
7 4 (4.71%) Analyst
7 4 (4.71%) Automation Tester
7 4 (4.71%) Scrum Master
7 4 (4.71%) Team Leader
8 3 (3.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (3.53%) Senior Automation Tester
8 3 (3.53%) Technical Leader
8 3 (3.53%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (25.88%) Web Services
2 15 (17.65%) Node.js
2 15 (17.65%) React
3 14 (16.47%) REST
4 11 (12.94%) Spring
5 8 (9.41%) CSS
5 8 (9.41%) HTML
6 6 (7.06%) .NET
6 6 (7.06%) AngularJS
6 6 (7.06%) CSS3
6 6 (7.06%) Hibernate
6 6 (7.06%) HTML5
6 6 (7.06%) Middleware
6 6 (7.06%) OAuth
6 6 (7.06%) OAuth2
6 6 (7.06%) OpenID
6 6 (7.06%) RESTful
6 6 (7.06%) SOAP
7 3 (3.53%) ASP.NET
7 3 (3.53%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.12%) BBC
2 6 (7.06%) Mobile App
2 6 (7.06%) User Experience
3 4 (4.71%) Virtual Team
4 3 (3.53%) SCADA
5 2 (2.35%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.18%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.18%) Legacy Systems
6 1 (1.18%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.18%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.12%) Android
1 12 (14.12%) Apple iOS
1 12 (14.12%) Windows
2 6 (7.06%) Linux
2 6 (7.06%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.35%) Unix
4 1 (1.18%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (36.47%) Mentoring
3 30 (35.29%) Scrum
4 28 (32.94%) DevOps
5 26 (30.59%) Software Engineering
6 22 (25.88%) Coaching
6 22 (25.88%) Test Automation
7 20 (23.53%) Microservices
7 20 (23.53%) TDD
8 19 (22.35%) BDD
8 19 (22.35%) Problem-Solving
9 18 (21.18%) Unit Testing
10 17 (20.00%) ITIL
11 16 (18.82%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (12.94%) Change Management
12 11 (12.94%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (12.94%) Decision-Making
12 11 (12.94%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 11 (12.94%) User Stories
13 9 (10.59%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 31 (36.47%) Java
2 18 (21.18%) JavaScript
3 15 (17.65%) TypeScript
4 11 (12.94%) C#
4 11 (12.94%) Scala
5 8 (9.41%) SQL
6 7 (8.24%) Python
7 6 (7.06%) Java 8
8 3 (3.53%) Apple Swift
8 3 (3.53%) C
8 3 (3.53%) Kotlin
8 3 (3.53%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.35%) PHP
10 1 (1.18%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.18%) C++
10 1 (1.18%) Go
Qualifications
1 7 (8.24%) SAFe Agilist
2 5 (5.88%) Degree
2 5 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 5 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.53%) CCNA
4 3 (3.53%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.35%) ECDL
5 2 (2.35%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.18%) CCNP
6 1 (1.18%) HND
6 1 (1.18%) ISEB
6 1 (1.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.18%) LFCE
6 1 (1.18%) LFCS
6 1 (1.18%) MCSA
6 1 (1.18%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.18%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.41%) QA
2 6 (7.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (5.88%) SLA
4 4 (4.71%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (3.53%) Accessibility
5 3 (3.53%) PMO
6 1 (1.18%) ISO 14001
6 1 (1.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (11.76%) Docker
2 8 (9.41%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.35%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.35%) vSphere
5 1 (1.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (11.76%) Kubernetes
2 6 (7.06%) Ansible
Vendors
1 24 (28.24%) Microsoft
2 13 (15.29%) Guidewire
3 7 (8.24%) Hyland
4 4 (4.71%) IBM
4 4 (4.71%) VMware
5 3 (3.53%) Oracle
6 2 (2.35%) Cisco
6 2 (2.35%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.18%) Avaya
7 1 (1.18%) Citrix
7 1 (1.18%) Progress
7 1 (1.18%) Remedy