Period
to 9 December 2018

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 9 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 16 17
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 159 150 227
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 9.99% 10.53% 10.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.48% 11.47% 11.39%
Number of salaries quoted 140 133 203
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +10.29%
10th Percentile £22,000 £22,500 £21,050
90th Percentile £51,375 £54,550 £47,500
Wales median annual salary £36,250 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -9.38% +6.67% +10.29%

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 1,385 1,308 1,993
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 87.00% 91.85% 92.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1,138 1,158 1,778
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £25,500 £23,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £55,619 £55,280
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £39,351 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.65% +4.93% +4.17%

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 9 December 2018.

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 9 December 2018. 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 -10 101 £40,000 - 27
Newport +5 20 £37,500 -3.85% 12
Caerphilly +4 16 £40,000 -11.11%
Bridgend +7 11 £28,000 -4.27% 8
Neath Port Talbot +1 4 £43,750 +9.38%
Torfaen -1 1 - - 3
Problem-Solving
Wales

For the 6 months to 9 December 2018, 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 52 (32.70%) Microsoft
2 48 (30.19%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (27.67%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (27.04%) Windows
5 38 (23.90%) SQL
6 33 (20.75%) Active Directory
7 31 (19.50%) JavaScript
8 26 (16.35%) Scrum
9 24 (15.09%) VMware
9 24 (15.09%) Linux
9 24 (15.09%) Windows Server
9 24 (15.09%) Self-Motivation
10 23 (14.47%) C#
10 23 (14.47%) .NET
11 22 (13.84%) HTML
11 22 (13.84%) ITIL
12 21 (13.21%) Oracle
13 20 (12.58%) SQL Server
14 19 (11.95%) Finance
14 19 (11.95%) Continuous Integration
15 18 (11.32%) TDD
15 18 (11.32%) Java
16 17 (10.69%) CSS
16 17 (10.69%) SLA
16 17 (10.69%) Change Management
16 17 (10.69%) Degree
16 17 (10.69%) JIRA
16 17 (10.69%) VMware Infrastructure
17 16 (10.06%) Windows 7
17 16 (10.06%) Business Intelligence

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 11 (6.92%) MS Exchange
2 10 (6.29%) SharePoint
3 8 (5.03%) SAS
4 6 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (3.14%) Confluence
5 5 (3.14%) Drupal
5 5 (3.14%) IIS
6 4 (2.52%) CMS
6 4 (2.52%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.89%) Liferay
8 2 (1.26%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.63%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.63%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (10.06%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (5.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (3.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (2.52%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (1.89%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (1.89%) SPSS
6 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.52%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.55%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (7.55%) Office 365
2 11 (6.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.77%) OneDrive
4 5 (3.14%) IaaS
4 5 (3.14%) PaaS
5 4 (2.52%) SaaS
5 4 (2.52%) Serverless
6 2 (1.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (1.26%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.26%) Datadog
6 2 (1.26%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.43%) SAN
2 9 (5.66%) VoIP
3 8 (5.03%) Firewall
3 8 (5.03%) LAN
3 8 (5.03%) WAN
4 7 (4.40%) VPN
5 6 (3.77%) WLAN
6 4 (2.52%) DVB
6 4 (2.52%) PBX
6 4 (2.52%) RTP
6 4 (2.52%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.52%) Wireless
6 4 (2.52%) Wireshark
7 3 (1.89%) DHCP
7 3 (1.89%) DNS
7 3 (1.89%) NAS
8 2 (1.26%) Internet
9 1 (0.63%) HTTP
9 1 (0.63%) Network Security
9 1 (0.63%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (12.58%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.29%) MySQL
3 8 (5.03%) SQL Server 2016
4 7 (4.40%) MongoDB
5 5 (3.14%) Oracle Database
5 5 (3.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (3.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.52%) QlikView
6 4 (2.52%) Spotfire
6 4 (2.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (1.89%) GIS
7 3 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.26%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.63%) Power BI
9 1 (0.63%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 17 (10.69%) JIRA
2 11 (6.92%) Git (software)
3 6 (3.77%) Maven
4 4 (2.52%) Android Studio
4 4 (2.52%) Cucumber
4 4 (2.52%) Eclipse
4 4 (2.52%) Subversion
4 4 (2.52%) Visual Studio
4 4 (2.52%) Xcode
5 3 (1.89%) Bugzilla
5 3 (1.89%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (1.89%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.26%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.26%) Travis CI
6 2 (1.26%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.63%) Babel
7 1 (0.63%) gulp
7 1 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.63%) webpack
General
1 19 (11.95%) Finance
2 7 (4.40%) Marketing
3 4 (2.52%) Games
3 4 (2.52%) Welsh Language
4 3 (1.89%) Electronics
4 3 (1.89%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.26%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.26%) Retail
6 1 (0.63%) Back Office
6 1 (0.63%) Banking
6 1 (0.63%) Billing
6 1 (0.63%) Law
6 1 (0.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 40 (25.16%) Developer
2 26 (16.35%) Analyst
3 15 (9.43%) Software Developer
4 13 (8.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (6.92%) .NET Developer
6 10 (6.29%) C# .NET Developer
6 10 (6.29%) C# Developer
6 10 (6.29%) Service Analyst
6 10 (6.29%) Support Analyst
7 9 (5.66%) .NET Software Developer
7 9 (5.66%) 2nd Line Support
7 9 (5.66%) C# Software Developer
7 9 (5.66%) Support Engineer
8 8 (5.03%) IT Support
9 7 (4.40%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 7 (4.40%) Applications Support
9 7 (4.40%) Java Developer
9 7 (4.40%) Junior
10 6 (3.77%) Software Engineer
10 6 (3.77%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (14.47%) .NET
2 22 (13.84%) HTML
3 17 (10.69%) CSS
4 15 (9.43%) AngularJS
5 12 (7.55%) .NET Framework
5 12 (7.55%) React
6 11 (6.92%) SOAP
7 10 (6.29%) XML
8 9 (5.66%) KnockoutJS
9 8 (5.03%) Hibernate
9 8 (5.03%) Spring
10 7 (4.40%) JSON
10 7 (4.40%) Node.js
10 7 (4.40%) WCF
11 6 (3.77%) REST
12 5 (3.14%) .NET Core
12 5 (3.14%) ASP.NET
12 5 (3.14%) HTML5
12 5 (3.14%) Web Services
13 4 (2.52%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 48 (30.19%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (15.09%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (6.92%) User Experience
4 8 (5.03%) CMDB
5 6 (3.77%) Replication
6 4 (2.52%) MPEG
6 4 (2.52%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.26%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.63%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.63%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.63%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.63%) Fintech
8 1 (0.63%) Frameworx
8 1 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.63%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.63%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.63%) Social Media
8 1 (0.63%) TM Forum
Operating Systems
1 43 (27.04%) Windows
2 24 (15.09%) Linux
2 24 (15.09%) Windows Server
3 16 (10.06%) Windows 7
4 12 (7.55%) Windows 10
5 11 (6.92%) Unix
5 11 (6.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (6.29%) Android
6 10 (6.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (4.40%) CentOS
7 7 (4.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (3.77%) Apple iOS
9 5 (3.14%) Solaris
10 4 (2.52%) SUSE
11 3 (1.89%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.26%) DC/OS
12 2 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.63%) AIX
13 1 (0.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (27.67%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (16.35%) Scrum
3 22 (13.84%) ITIL
4 19 (11.95%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (11.32%) TDD
6 17 (10.69%) Change Management
7 16 (10.06%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (9.43%) OO
9 14 (8.81%) Coaching
10 13 (8.18%) Disaster Recovery
10 13 (8.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 13 (8.18%) Mentoring
10 13 (8.18%) MVC
11 12 (7.55%) Decision-Making
12 11 (6.92%) Analytics
12 11 (6.92%) High Availability
12 11 (6.92%) Proactive Monitoring
12 11 (6.92%) Root Cause Analysis
12 11 (6.92%) Test Automation
12 11 (6.92%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 38 (23.90%) SQL
2 31 (19.50%) JavaScript
3 23 (14.47%) C#
4 18 (11.32%) Java
5 16 (10.06%) PHP
6 10 (6.29%) Python
7 7 (4.40%) Objective-C
8 5 (3.14%) T-SQL
8 5 (3.14%) VBA
9 4 (2.52%) C
9 4 (2.52%) C++
9 4 (2.52%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.89%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.89%) R
10 3 (1.89%) XPath
11 2 (1.26%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.26%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.63%) COBOL
12 1 (0.63%) Perl
12 1 (0.63%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 17 (10.69%) Degree
2 7 (4.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (4.40%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.77%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.52%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (2.52%) MCSA
4 4 (2.52%) OCA
4 4 (2.52%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (1.89%) MCITP
5 3 (1.89%) MCSE
6 2 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.63%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.63%) Avaya Certification
7 1 (0.63%) CISM
7 1 (0.63%) CISSP
7 1 (0.63%) ECDL
7 1 (0.63%) GIAC
7 1 (0.63%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (0.63%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (10.69%) SLA
2 4 (2.52%) QA
3 3 (1.89%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.89%) GDPR
4 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 33 (20.75%) Active Directory
2 17 (10.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.03%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.77%) Terminal Services
5 3 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.89%) vSphere
6 2 (1.26%) Docker
6 2 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.26%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 7 (4.40%) SCCM
2 2 (1.26%) Ansible
2 2 (1.26%) Docker Swarm
2 2 (1.26%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.26%) Packer
2 2 (1.26%) Puppet
2 2 (1.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (1.26%) Terraform
3 1 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 52 (32.70%) Microsoft
2 24 (15.09%) VMware
3 21 (13.21%) Oracle
4 10 (6.29%) Red Hat
5 8 (5.03%) Tableau
6 6 (3.77%) SAP
6 6 (3.77%) Veeam
7 5 (3.14%) Google
7 5 (3.14%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (2.52%) EMC
8 4 (2.52%) NetApp
9 3 (1.89%) Adobe
9 3 (1.89%) Apple
9 3 (1.89%) Cisco
9 3 (1.89%) ESRI
10 2 (1.26%) Citrix
10 2 (1.26%) New Relic
10 2 (1.26%) Remedy
10 2 (1.26%) Splunk
11 1 (0.63%) Verint