Period
to 18 January 2021

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 18 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 19 15 19
Rank change year-on-year -4 +4 -3
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 65 184 156
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in South Wales 8.74% 11.60% 10.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.77% 12.75% 11.32%
Number of salaries quoted 63 155 137
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,178 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.76% +5.45% -3.61%
10th Percentile £25,000 £21,250 £23,000
90th Percentile £51,000 £55,000 £54,600
Wales median annual salary £44,250 £42,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.36% +12.00% -6.25%

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 665 1,443 1,378
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 89.38% 90.98% 88.39%
Number of salaries quoted 584 1,253 1,143
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £30,825 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £61,250
Wales median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +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 18 January 2021.

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 18 January 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 -1 57 £43,250 +2.54% 9
Newport +3 3 £25,000 -41.18% 4
Torfaen +1 3 £56,500 -
Gwent -5 1 - -
Monmouthshire - 1 £35,000 -
Problem-Solving
Wales

For the 6 months to 18 January 2021, 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 31 (47.69%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (27.69%) Microsoft
3 17 (26.15%) Business Intelligence
3 17 (26.15%) SQL
3 17 (26.15%) Finance
4 16 (24.62%) JavaScript
5 15 (23.08%) Data Modelling
5 15 (23.08%) Power BI
5 15 (23.08%) Power Platform
6 14 (21.54%) Azure
7 13 (20.00%) HTML
7 13 (20.00%) CSS
8 11 (16.92%) VMware
8 11 (16.92%) Degree
9 10 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (15.38%) Mentoring
9 10 (15.38%) SLA
10 9 (13.85%) Microsoft Office
10 9 (13.85%) Self-Motivation
10 9 (13.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 8 (12.31%) Performance Tuning
11 8 (12.31%) Security Patching
11 8 (12.31%) Clustering
11 8 (12.31%) Scrum
11 8 (12.31%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (12.31%) Data Analysis
11 8 (12.31%) C#
12 7 (10.77%) ITIL
12 7 (10.77%) Hyper-V

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 (9.23%) Site Server
1 6 (9.23%) Skype for Business
2 3 (4.62%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.08%) IIS
3 2 (3.08%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (13.85%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (4.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (6.15%) Shopify
2 2 (3.08%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (3.08%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 15 (23.08%) Power Platform
2 14 (21.54%) Azure
3 2 (3.08%) Office 365
4 1 (1.54%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (1.54%) AWS
4 1 (1.54%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.54%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.54%) Google Tag Manager
4 1 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.23%) LAN
1 6 (9.23%) Skype
1 6 (9.23%) VPN
1 6 (9.23%) VSAN
1 6 (9.23%) WAN
2 4 (6.15%) PBX
2 4 (6.15%) RTP
2 4 (6.15%) TCP/IP
2 4 (6.15%) Unified Communications
2 4 (6.15%) VoIP
3 2 (3.08%) DHCP
3 2 (3.08%) DNS
3 2 (3.08%) Wireless
4 1 (1.54%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (23.08%) Power BI
2 4 (6.15%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.15%) SQL Server 2014
2 4 (6.15%) SQL Server 2016
2 4 (6.15%) SQL Server 2019
3 3 (4.62%) MySQL
3 3 (4.62%) Tableau
4 2 (3.08%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (6.15%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (1.54%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.54%) JIRA
2 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (26.15%) Finance
2 5 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.62%) Aerospace
3 3 (4.62%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.08%) Games
4 2 (3.08%) Marketing
5 1 (1.54%) Legal
5 1 (1.54%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 16 (24.62%) Analyst
2 13 (20.00%) Data Analyst
3 12 (18.46%) Developer
4 9 (13.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (9.23%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (7.69%) IT Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) SQL Analyst
7 4 (6.15%) SQL Data Analyst
7 4 (6.15%) SQL Developer
7 4 (6.15%) VMware Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Business Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Consultant
8 3 (4.62%) Junior
8 3 (4.62%) Junior Consultant
8 3 (4.62%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Senior Data Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.00%) CSS
1 13 (20.00%) HTML
2 7 (10.77%) jQuery
3 6 (9.23%) AngularJS
4 4 (6.15%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (6.15%) WCF
5 3 (4.62%) CSS3
5 3 (4.62%) HTML5
5 3 (4.62%) Node.js
5 3 (4.62%) React
6 2 (3.08%) .NET
6 2 (3.08%) Flutter
6 2 (3.08%) Vue.js
7 1 (1.54%) GatsbyJS
7 1 (1.54%) RESTful
7 1 (1.54%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (47.69%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (13.85%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (12.31%) Clustering
4 4 (6.15%) Analytical Mindset
5 3 (4.62%) Replication
6 2 (3.08%) CMDB
6 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.08%) User Experience
7 1 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.54%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.23%) CentOS
1 6 (9.23%) Linux
1 6 (9.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (6.15%) Windows
3 3 (4.62%) Unix
3 3 (4.62%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.08%) Windows 10
4 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2016
4 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.15%) Business Intelligence
2 15 (23.08%) Data Modelling
3 10 (15.38%) Mentoring
4 9 (13.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 8 (12.31%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (12.31%) Data Analysis
5 8 (12.31%) Performance Tuning
5 8 (12.31%) Scrum
5 8 (12.31%) Security Patching
6 7 (10.77%) ITIL
7 6 (9.23%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (9.23%) Creative Problem-Solving
7 6 (9.23%) Creative Thinking
7 6 (9.23%) Customer Requirements
7 6 (9.23%) DevOps
7 6 (9.23%) Patch Management
7 6 (9.23%) Performance Monitoring
7 6 (9.23%) Proactive Monitoring
8 5 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (7.69%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 17 (26.15%) SQL
2 16 (24.62%) JavaScript
3 8 (12.31%) C#
4 6 (9.23%) PowerShell
5 3 (4.62%) PHP
6 2 (3.08%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.54%) Java
7 1 (1.54%) Python
7 1 (1.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (16.92%) Degree
2 3 (4.62%) HNC
2 3 (4.62%) HND
3 2 (3.08%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (3.08%) OCA
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (3.08%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.08%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.54%) MCSA
4 1 (1.54%) MCSE
4 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.54%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.38%) SLA
2 3 (4.62%) HAZOP
3 1 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 10 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
1 10 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (10.77%) Hyper-V
3 6 (9.23%) Docker
3 6 (9.23%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (3.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (9.23%) Ansible
1 6 (9.23%) Kubernetes
1 6 (9.23%) SCVMM
1 6 (9.23%) Terraform
1 6 (9.23%) vCenter Server
2 2 (3.08%) Data Guard
2 2 (3.08%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 18 (27.69%) Microsoft
2 11 (16.92%) VMware
3 6 (9.23%) Alteryx
3 6 (9.23%) Cognos
3 6 (9.23%) Red Hat
4 4 (6.15%) Cisco
4 4 (6.15%) RedGate
5 3 (4.62%) Veeam
6 2 (3.08%) Dialogic
6 2 (3.08%) Oracle
6 2 (3.08%) Sage
6 2 (3.08%) WooCommerce
7 1 (1.54%) Adobe
7 1 (1.54%) Google