Period
to 27 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for Problem-Solving skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Problem-Solving over the 6 months to 27 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 16 23 21
Rank change year-on-year +7 -2 -3
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 149 121 106
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in South Wales 11.61% 8.44% 8.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.93% 9.17% 8.73%
Number of salaries quoted 130 101 101
Median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.75% -5.88% +21.43%
10th Percentile £21,250 £25,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £53,300 £57,500 £60,000
Wales median annual salary £35,000 £38,500 £40,210
% change year-on-year -9.09% -4.25% +11.33%

Problem-Solving 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 1,152 1,319 1,214
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 89.79% 92.04% 93.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1,013 1,140 1,070
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Wales median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings citing Problem-Solving as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in South Wales

Problem-Solving
Salary Trend in South Wales

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Problem-Solving in South Wales.

Salary trend for Problem-Solving in South Wales

Problem-Solving
Salary Histogram in South Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing Problem-Solving in South Wales over the 6 months to 27 May 2020.

Salary histogram for Problem-Solving in South Wales

Problem-Solving
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 Problem-Solving within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 27 May 2020. 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 +7 98 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Newport +7 38 £42,500 +8.97% 3
Neath Port Talbot -3 5 £25,000 -37.50%
Bridgend -2 3 £22,500 -35.71%
Gwent +1 2 - -
Caerphilly -7 2 £40,250 -8.00%
Problem-Solving
Wales

For the 6 months to 27 May 2020, IT jobs citing Problem-Solving 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 Problem-Solving.

1 79 (53.02%) Finance
2 52 (34.90%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (30.87%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (30.20%) SQL
5 37 (24.83%) Microsoft
6 33 (22.15%) Software Engineering
7 32 (21.48%) SQL Server
8 28 (18.79%) JavaScript
9 26 (17.45%) Linux
10 25 (16.78%) HTML
11 24 (16.11%) DevOps
12 23 (15.44%) Self-Motivation
12 23 (15.44%) Scrum
12 23 (15.44%) Retail
13 22 (14.77%) Java
13 22 (14.77%) CSS
14 21 (14.09%) C#
14 21 (14.09%) Windows
15 20 (13.42%) Business Intelligence
15 20 (13.42%) ITIL
16 19 (12.75%) .NET
16 19 (12.75%) VMware
16 19 (12.75%) Windows Server
17 18 (12.08%) WebSphere
18 17 (11.41%) Advertising
18 17 (11.41%) IBM
18 17 (11.41%) Active Directory
19 15 (10.07%) Data Warehouse
19 15 (10.07%) WebSphere Application Server
19 15 (10.07%) Tomcat

Problem-Solving
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 18 (12.08%) WebSphere
2 15 (10.07%) Tomcat
2 15 (10.07%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (2.01%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.34%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.34%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.67%) IIS
5 1 (0.67%) SAS
5 1 (0.67%) Site Server
Applications
1 6 (4.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.36%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.36%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.67%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.67%) Adobe XD
4 1 (0.67%) InVision
4 1 (0.67%) Marvel
4 1 (0.67%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.67%) Sketch
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.07%) Azure
2 7 (4.70%) AWS
3 6 (4.03%) SaaS
4 4 (2.68%) BrowserStack
5 3 (2.01%) Office 365
6 2 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.67%) GCP
7 1 (0.67%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.04%) VPN
1 9 (6.04%) WAN
2 7 (4.70%) Firewall
3 5 (3.36%) DHCP
3 5 (3.36%) DNS
3 5 (3.36%) FTP
3 5 (3.36%) LAN
3 5 (3.36%) SSH
3 5 (3.36%) SSL
3 5 (3.36%) VoIP
4 3 (2.01%) Internet
4 3 (2.01%) Wireless
5 2 (1.34%) SAN
5 2 (1.34%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.67%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (21.48%) SQL Server
2 15 (10.07%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (6.71%) MySQL
3 10 (6.71%) RDBMS
3 10 (6.71%) Relational Database
4 9 (6.04%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (6.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (5.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (4.03%) OLTP
6 6 (4.03%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 5 (3.36%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (3.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (2.01%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (2.01%) Oracle Database
8 3 (2.01%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (2.01%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.67%) Big Data
9 1 (0.67%) HPCC
9 1 (0.67%) Power BI
9 1 (0.67%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 9 (6.04%) Visual Studio Team System
2 6 (4.03%) Selenium
3 4 (2.68%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.68%) Postman
3 4 (2.68%) SoapUI
4 3 (2.01%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.01%) JIRA
4 3 (2.01%) Maven
4 3 (2.01%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.34%) AutoIt
5 2 (1.34%) Chocolatey
5 2 (1.34%) Katalon Studio
6 1 (0.67%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.67%) Balsamiq
6 1 (0.67%) Cypress.io
6 1 (0.67%) Gemini Tracker
General
1 79 (53.02%) Finance
2 23 (15.44%) Retail
3 17 (11.41%) Advertising
4 13 (8.72%) Banking
5 9 (6.04%) Retail Finance
6 2 (1.34%) Avionics
6 2 (1.34%) Electronics
6 2 (1.34%) Marketing
6 2 (1.34%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 51 (34.23%) Developer
2 19 (12.75%) Java Developer
3 15 (10.07%) Software Engineer
4 14 (9.40%) Analyst
4 14 (9.40%) Consultant
4 14 (9.40%) Junior
5 13 (8.72%) Administrator
5 13 (8.72%) Senior Developer
5 13 (8.72%) Senior Java Developer
5 13 (8.72%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 13 (8.72%) Software Developer
5 13 (8.72%) Systems Administrator
6 12 (8.05%) Junior Consultant
7 11 (7.38%) Technical Consultant
8 10 (6.71%) Graduate
9 9 (6.04%) Junior Technical Consultant
10 8 (5.37%) Data Science Graduate
10 8 (5.37%) Java Engineer
10 8 (5.37%) Java Software Engineer
10 8 (5.37%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (16.78%) HTML
2 22 (14.77%) CSS
3 19 (12.75%) .NET
4 13 (8.72%) Spring
5 12 (8.05%) AngularJS
6 10 (6.71%) Hibernate
6 10 (6.71%) Struts
7 9 (6.04%) jQuery
7 9 (6.04%) Middleware
7 9 (6.04%) WCF
8 6 (4.03%) Web Services
9 5 (3.36%) SOAP
9 5 (3.36%) WSDL
10 4 (2.68%) .NET Core
10 4 (2.68%) Redux
10 4 (2.68%) RESTful
11 3 (2.01%) .NET Framework
12 2 (1.34%) Node.js
13 1 (0.67%) Laravel
13 1 (0.67%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 52 (34.90%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (15.44%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (8.05%) Management Information System
4 9 (6.04%) User Experience
5 7 (4.70%) Driving Licence
5 7 (4.70%) iSeries
5 7 (4.70%) Public Cloud
6 5 (3.36%) Data Centre
6 5 (3.36%) Data Structures
7 4 (2.68%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.34%) Analytical Mindset
8 2 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.34%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.67%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.67%) Cyber Defence
9 1 (0.67%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.67%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.67%) Replication
9 1 (0.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 26 (17.45%) Linux
2 21 (14.09%) Windows
3 19 (12.75%) Windows Server
4 5 (3.36%) OS/400
4 5 (3.36%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.68%) Windows 10
5 4 (2.68%) Windows 8
6 3 (2.01%) VyOS
7 2 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.67%) CentOS
8 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (30.87%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (22.15%) Software Engineering
3 24 (16.11%) DevOps
4 23 (15.44%) Scrum
5 20 (13.42%) Business Intelligence
5 20 (13.42%) ITIL
6 15 (10.07%) High Availability
6 15 (10.07%) Line Management
7 11 (7.38%) ETL
8 10 (6.71%) Analytics
8 10 (6.71%) MVC
8 10 (6.71%) Open Source
8 10 (6.71%) Technical Leadership
9 9 (6.04%) BDD
9 9 (6.04%) Cybersecurity
9 9 (6.04%) Kanban
9 9 (6.04%) Project Management
9 9 (6.04%) SDLC
9 9 (6.04%) Task Automation
10 8 (5.37%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 45 (30.20%) SQL
2 28 (18.79%) JavaScript
3 22 (14.77%) Java
4 21 (14.09%) C#
5 10 (6.71%) Python
6 9 (6.04%) T-SQL
6 9 (6.04%) VB.NET
7 7 (4.70%) Shell Script
8 6 (4.03%) Bash Shell
8 6 (4.03%) C
8 6 (4.03%) PL/SQL
9 5 (3.36%) Perl
10 4 (2.68%) PHP
10 4 (2.68%) PowerShell
11 3 (2.01%) Java 8
12 1 (0.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (10.07%) Degree
2 4 (2.68%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (2.01%) HND
4 2 (1.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.67%) CREST Certified
5 1 (0.67%) ISEB
5 1 (0.67%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.67%) MCSA
5 1 (0.67%) MCSE
5 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.67%) PhD
5 1 (0.67%) RHCE
5 1 (0.67%) RHCSA
5 1 (0.67%) SANS
5 1 (0.67%) Tigerscheme
5 1 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.72%) SLA
2 5 (3.36%) QA
System Software
1 17 (11.41%) Active Directory
2 15 (10.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.03%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (3.36%) vSphere
5 2 (1.34%) Firmware
6 1 (0.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (6.71%) SCCM
2 8 (5.37%) SCOM
3 7 (4.70%) Terraform
4 2 (1.34%) Nagios
5 1 (0.67%) Ansible
5 1 (0.67%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.67%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 37 (24.83%) Microsoft
2 19 (12.75%) VMware
3 17 (11.41%) IBM
4 9 (6.04%) RedGate
5 8 (5.37%) LexisNexis
5 8 (5.37%) Red Hat
6 6 (4.03%) Oracle
7 5 (3.36%) Cisco
7 5 (3.36%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (3.36%) SAP
7 5 (3.36%) Tableau
8 3 (2.01%) Brocade
8 3 (2.01%) Extreme Networks
8 3 (2.01%) Juniper
8 3 (2.01%) SolarWinds
8 3 (2.01%) Vyatta
9 2 (1.34%) NetApp
10 1 (0.67%) Adobe
10 1 (0.67%) Intel
10 1 (0.67%) Sun