Period
to 26 May 2019

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 26 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
26 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 22 22 19
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 121 106 171
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 8.52% 8.02% 10.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.27% 8.63% 11.95%
Number of salaries quoted 101 101 131
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +18.06% -2.70%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £60,000 £52,500
Wales median annual salary £39,500 £40,210 £37,500
% change year-on-year -1.76% +7.23% +7.14%

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 1,305 1,228 1,431
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 91.90% 92.89% 90.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1,127 1,082 1,234
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £27,000 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £59,250 £60,000 £57,350
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in South Wales

Problem-Solving
Salary Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in South Wales.

Salary trend for Problem-Solving in South Wales

Problem-Solving
Salary Histogram in South Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in South Wales over the 6 months to 26 May 2019.

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 26 May 2019. 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 -1 79 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Bridgend +5 15 £35,000 -
Newport +8 11 £40,000 -21.18% 3
Neath Port Talbot -1 5 £40,000 -
Torfaen +1 4 £33,000 -7.04%
Caerphilly +5 2 £43,750 +2.34% 1
Merthyr Tydfil - 2 £29,875 -
Gwent - 1 - -
Problem-Solving
Wales

For the 6 months to 26 May 2019, 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 35 (28.93%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (28.10%) Degree
3 32 (26.45%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (24.79%) C#
4 30 (24.79%) Software Engineering
5 28 (23.14%) Windows
6 27 (22.31%) .NET
7 23 (19.01%) Active Directory
8 21 (17.36%) SDLC
9 19 (15.70%) Java
10 16 (13.22%) Computer Science
11 15 (12.40%) Python
11 15 (12.40%) Microsoft
11 15 (12.40%) MVC
12 14 (11.57%) Microsoft Azure
12 14 (11.57%) Amazon AWS
13 13 (10.74%) Artificial Intelligence
13 13 (10.74%) SQL
13 13 (10.74%) Windows 10
13 13 (10.74%) User Experience
14 12 (9.92%) Machine Learning
14 12 (9.92%) Analytics
14 12 (9.92%) HTML
14 12 (9.92%) Games
14 12 (9.92%) Scrum
14 12 (9.92%) PowerShell
15 11 (9.09%) QA
15 11 (9.09%) VMware
15 11 (9.09%) Finance
15 11 (9.09%) JavaScript

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 6 (4.96%) Elasticsearch
1 6 (4.96%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.31%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.48%) SAS
4 2 (1.65%) Apache
4 2 (1.65%) IIS
5 1 (0.83%) Appian
5 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.83%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.57%) Amazon AWS
1 14 (11.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.79%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (4.96%) Serverless
4 3 (2.48%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (2.48%) SaaS
5 2 (1.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (1.65%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.65%) Datadog
6 1 (0.83%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.13%) DNS
2 4 (3.31%) DHCP
2 4 (3.31%) VoIP
2 4 (3.31%) VPN
3 3 (2.48%) SAN
4 2 (1.65%) LAN
4 2 (1.65%) NAS
5 1 (0.83%) Firewall
5 1 (0.83%) FTP
5 1 (0.83%) Hyperconnected
5 1 (0.83%) Internet
5 1 (0.83%) Network Security
5 1 (0.83%) PBX
5 1 (0.83%) RTP
5 1 (0.83%) SSH
5 1 (0.83%) SSL
5 1 (0.83%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.83%) WAN
5 1 (0.83%) Wireless
5 1 (0.83%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.96%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.65%) MySQL
2 2 (1.65%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.65%) SAP HANA
3 1 (0.83%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.83%) QlikView
3 1 (0.83%) Spotfire
3 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (6.61%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.13%) JIRA
3 4 (3.31%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.48%) Travis CI
5 2 (1.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.65%) Bugzilla
5 2 (1.65%) Maven
5 2 (1.65%) Selenium
5 2 (1.65%) Subversion
5 2 (1.65%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.65%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.83%) CircleCI
6 1 (0.83%) fastlane
General
1 12 (9.92%) Games
2 11 (9.09%) Finance
3 7 (5.79%) Retail
4 6 (4.96%) Welsh Language
5 5 (4.13%) Legal
6 4 (3.31%) Electronics
6 4 (3.31%) Marketing
6 4 (3.31%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (2.48%) Automotive
7 3 (2.48%) Law
7 3 (2.48%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.65%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.83%) Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (25.62%) Developer
2 20 (16.53%) Analyst
3 12 (9.92%) Support Analyst
4 11 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
5 10 (8.26%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 10 (8.26%) C# Developer
6 9 (7.44%) Senior Developer
7 8 (6.61%) .NET Developer
7 8 (6.61%) Java Developer
7 8 (6.61%) Junior
7 8 (6.61%) Software Engineer
8 6 (4.96%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (4.96%) Development Manager
8 6 (4.96%) Junior Developer
8 6 (4.96%) Software Development Manager
8 6 (4.96%) Software Manager
8 6 (4.96%) Support Engineer
9 5 (4.13%) Head of Development
9 5 (4.13%) Head of Software Development
10 4 (3.31%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (22.31%) .NET
2 12 (9.92%) HTML
3 10 (8.26%) AngularJS
3 10 (8.26%) CSS
4 9 (7.44%) .NET Core
4 9 (7.44%) ASP.NET
4 9 (7.44%) Web Services
5 8 (6.61%) Spring
6 6 (4.96%) REST
7 4 (3.31%) jQuery
7 4 (3.31%) JSON
8 3 (2.48%) RESTful
8 3 (2.48%) XML
9 2 (1.65%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.65%) BAPI
9 2 (1.65%) CSS3
9 2 (1.65%) HTML5
9 2 (1.65%) LAMP
9 2 (1.65%) LINQ
9 2 (1.65%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (26.45%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (10.74%) User Experience
3 5 (4.13%) Driving Licence
3 5 (4.13%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (3.31%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.31%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.31%) Robotics
5 3 (2.48%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.65%) Fintech
6 2 (1.65%) iPhone
7 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.83%) Clustering
7 1 (0.83%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.83%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 28 (23.14%) Windows
2 13 (10.74%) Windows 10
3 11 (9.09%) Windows Server
4 8 (6.61%) Linux
5 5 (4.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.31%) Apple iOS
6 4 (3.31%) CentOS
6 4 (3.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.48%) Android
8 2 (1.65%) DC/OS
8 2 (1.65%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.83%) Debian
9 1 (0.83%) SUSE
9 1 (0.83%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.83%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.83%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (28.93%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (24.79%) Software Engineering
3 21 (17.36%) SDLC
4 16 (13.22%) Computer Science
5 15 (12.40%) MVC
6 13 (10.74%) Artificial Intelligence
7 12 (9.92%) Analytics
7 12 (9.92%) Machine Learning
7 12 (9.92%) Scrum
8 10 (8.26%) ITIL
9 9 (7.44%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (7.44%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (7.44%) Front End Development
9 9 (7.44%) IT Strategy
10 7 (5.79%) Data Analytics
10 7 (5.79%) Test Automation
11 6 (4.96%) Data Science
11 6 (4.96%) Deep Learning
11 6 (4.96%) Mentoring
11 6 (4.96%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (24.79%) C#
2 19 (15.70%) Java
3 15 (12.40%) Python
4 13 (10.74%) SQL
5 12 (9.92%) PowerShell
6 11 (9.09%) JavaScript
7 7 (5.79%) VB.NET
8 6 (4.96%) PHP
9 3 (2.48%) Kotlin
9 3 (2.48%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.65%) ABAP
10 2 (1.65%) Apple Swift
10 2 (1.65%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.65%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.83%) Go
11 1 (0.83%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.83%) R
Qualifications
1 34 (28.10%) Degree
2 6 (4.96%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (3.31%) MBA
4 3 (2.48%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.48%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.65%) ISEB
5 2 (1.65%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.65%) Master's Degree
5 2 (1.65%) MCITP
5 2 (1.65%) MCSE
5 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.83%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.83%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.83%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (0.83%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (0.83%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.09%) QA
2 5 (4.13%) SLA
3 1 (0.83%) Data Quality
System Software
1 23 (19.01%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.13%) Docker
4 2 (1.65%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.65%) VirtualBox
4 2 (1.65%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.65%) vSphere
5 1 (0.83%) Postfix
5 1 (0.83%) qmail
5 1 (0.83%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 5 (4.13%) Kubernetes
1 5 (4.13%) SCCM
2 3 (2.48%) Ansible
2 3 (2.48%) Docker Swarm
2 3 (2.48%) Terraform
3 2 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.65%) Packer
3 2 (1.65%) Puppet
4 1 (0.83%) Mesos
Vendors
1 15 (12.40%) Microsoft
2 11 (9.09%) VMware
3 7 (5.79%) SAP
4 6 (4.96%) Google
5 4 (3.31%) Automation Anywhere
5 4 (3.31%) Blue Prism
5 4 (3.31%) UiPath
6 3 (2.48%) CA
6 3 (2.48%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.65%) Apple
7 2 (1.65%) Cisco
7 2 (1.65%) New Relic
7 2 (1.65%) Oracle
7 2 (1.65%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.65%) Splunk
8 1 (0.83%) Adobe
8 1 (0.83%) RedGate
8 1 (0.83%) Tableau
8 1 (0.83%) Talend
8 1 (0.83%) Tealium