Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 17 16
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 +4
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 147 145 253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 9.27% 10.51% 11.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.61% 11.49% 12.71%
Number of salaries quoted 133 131 227
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £21,600 £20,000 £19,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £54,750 £50,000
Wales median annual salary £39,250 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -1.88% +6.67% +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 1,385 1,262 1,991
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 87.38% 91.52% 91.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1,148 1,109 1,775
South Wales median annual salary £40,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.63% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £25,500 £23,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £56,250 £55,250
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -7 95 £40,000 - 25
Newport +2 15 £40,000 +2.56% 7
Caerphilly +3 14 £40,000 -11.11%
Bridgend +3 8 £24,000 -17.95% 2
Neath Port Talbot +3 4 £43,750 +2.94%
Torfaen -4 2 £23,000 -44.58% 2
Problem-Solving
Wales

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 51 (34.69%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (30.61%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (29.93%) Microsoft
3 44 (29.93%) SQL
4 36 (24.49%) JavaScript
5 29 (19.73%) Windows
6 28 (19.05%) Scrum
7 27 (18.37%) Oracle
8 26 (17.69%) HTML
9 24 (16.33%) SQL Server
9 24 (16.33%) Active Directory
9 24 (16.33%) TDD
10 23 (15.65%) C#
10 23 (15.65%) .NET
10 23 (15.65%) Windows Server
11 22 (14.97%) CSS
11 22 (14.97%) Linux
12 21 (14.29%) Finance
13 20 (13.61%) Continuous Integration
14 19 (12.93%) VMware
14 19 (12.93%) ITIL
15 18 (12.24%) Java
16 17 (11.56%) OO
16 17 (11.56%) SAN
16 17 (11.56%) MVC
16 17 (11.56%) AngularJS
17 16 (10.88%) User Experience
17 16 (10.88%) PHP
18 15 (10.20%) Degree
18 15 (10.20%) Self-Motivation

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 9 (6.12%) MS Exchange
2 8 (5.44%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (3.40%) CMS
4 5 (3.40%) Drupal
5 4 (2.72%) SAS
6 3 (2.04%) Confluence
6 3 (2.04%) IIS
6 3 (2.04%) Liferay
7 2 (1.36%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.36%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.68%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (8.16%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (5.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (4.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (3.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (1.36%) SPSS
6 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.36%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.48%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (6.80%) Office 365
3 8 (5.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (4.08%) OneDrive
5 5 (3.40%) IaaS
5 5 (3.40%) PaaS
6 2 (1.36%) SaaS
7 1 (0.68%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.56%) SAN
2 10 (6.80%) Firewall
2 10 (6.80%) LAN
2 10 (6.80%) WAN
3 7 (4.76%) WLAN
4 4 (2.72%) DNS
4 4 (2.72%) DVB
4 4 (2.72%) Internet
5 3 (2.04%) Hyperconnected
5 3 (2.04%) VPN
6 2 (1.36%) DHCP
6 2 (1.36%) NAS
6 2 (1.36%) Wireless
7 1 (0.68%) HTTP
7 1 (0.68%) Skype
7 1 (0.68%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (16.33%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.16%) MySQL
3 10 (6.80%) SQL Server 2016
4 9 (6.12%) MongoDB
5 8 (5.44%) Oracle Database
6 5 (3.40%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (3.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (3.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.72%) GIS
7 4 (2.72%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (2.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (2.04%) QlikView
8 3 (2.04%) Spotfire
8 3 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.36%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (1.36%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.68%) Power BI
10 1 (0.68%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 15 (10.20%) JIRA
2 13 (8.84%) Git (software)
3 6 (4.08%) Maven
4 5 (3.40%) Subversion
5 4 (2.72%) Android Studio
5 4 (2.72%) Cucumber
5 4 (2.72%) Eclipse
5 4 (2.72%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (2.72%) Visual Studio
5 4 (2.72%) Xcode
6 3 (2.04%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.36%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.68%) Babel
8 1 (0.68%) gulp
8 1 (0.68%) JMeter
8 1 (0.68%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.68%) LoadUI
8 1 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.68%) webpack
General
1 21 (14.29%) Finance
2 10 (6.80%) Marketing
3 5 (3.40%) Retail
4 1 (0.68%) Back Office
4 1 (0.68%) Banking
4 1 (0.68%) Billing
4 1 (0.68%) Electronics
4 1 (0.68%) Law
4 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 49 (33.33%) Developer
2 17 (11.56%) Analyst
3 15 (10.20%) Software Developer
4 13 (8.84%) .NET Developer
4 13 (8.84%) C# Developer
4 13 (8.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (8.16%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (6.12%) .NET Software Developer
6 9 (6.12%) C# Software Developer
7 8 (5.44%) Administrator
7 8 (5.44%) DBA
7 8 (5.44%) Senior Developer
7 8 (5.44%) Support Analyst
8 7 (4.76%) Applications Support
8 7 (4.76%) Java Developer
8 7 (4.76%) Oracle DBA
9 6 (4.08%) Applications Support Analyst
9 6 (4.08%) Junior
9 6 (4.08%) Service Analyst
9 6 (4.08%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (17.69%) HTML
2 23 (15.65%) .NET
3 22 (14.97%) CSS
4 17 (11.56%) AngularJS
5 13 (8.84%) KnockoutJS
5 13 (8.84%) React
6 12 (8.16%) .NET Framework
6 12 (8.16%) SOAP
7 11 (7.48%) XML
8 10 (6.80%) WCF
9 9 (6.12%) Hibernate
9 9 (6.12%) Spring
10 8 (5.44%) jQuery
10 8 (5.44%) JSON
10 8 (5.44%) Node.js
11 7 (4.76%) ASP.NET
11 7 (4.76%) REST
11 7 (4.76%) Web Services
12 6 (4.08%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (4.08%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 45 (30.61%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (10.88%) User Experience
3 15 (10.20%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (6.80%) CMDB
4 10 (6.80%) Computer Science
5 7 (4.76%) Replication
6 5 (3.40%) Public Cloud
7 4 (2.72%) Fintech
7 4 (2.72%) MPEG
8 3 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.36%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.68%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.68%) BBC
10 1 (0.68%) Frameworx
10 1 (0.68%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.68%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.68%) Social Media
10 1 (0.68%) TM Forum
Operating Systems
1 29 (19.73%) Windows
2 23 (15.65%) Windows Server
3 22 (14.97%) Linux
4 14 (9.52%) Unix
5 12 (8.16%) Android
6 11 (7.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (6.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (5.44%) Apple iOS
8 8 (5.44%) Windows 7
9 7 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (3.40%) Solaris
11 3 (2.04%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.68%) AIX
12 1 (0.68%) CentOS
12 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.68%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (34.69%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (19.05%) Scrum
3 24 (16.33%) TDD
4 20 (13.61%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (12.93%) ITIL
6 17 (11.56%) MVC
6 17 (11.56%) OO
7 15 (10.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 14 (9.52%) Change Management
9 13 (8.84%) Disaster Recovery
10 12 (8.16%) Coaching
10 12 (8.16%) Mentoring
10 12 (8.16%) Web Development
11 11 (7.48%) Decision-Making
11 11 (7.48%) Proactive Monitoring
11 11 (7.48%) Test Automation
12 10 (6.80%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (6.12%) Service Delivery
13 9 (6.12%) Software Engineering
14 8 (5.44%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 44 (29.93%) SQL
2 36 (24.49%) JavaScript
3 23 (15.65%) C#
4 18 (12.24%) Java
5 16 (10.88%) PHP
6 6 (4.08%) Objective-C
6 6 (4.08%) Python
7 5 (3.40%) PL/SQL
7 5 (3.40%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.72%) C
8 4 (2.72%) C++
8 4 (2.72%) VBA
9 3 (2.04%) XPath
10 2 (1.36%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.36%) R
10 2 (1.36%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.68%) ABAP
11 1 (0.68%) ES6
11 1 (0.68%) Jython
11 1 (0.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (10.20%) Degree
2 7 (4.76%) Oracle Certification
3 6 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (4.08%) OCA
4 5 (3.40%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.72%) MCSA
5 4 (2.72%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.36%) Chartered Engineer
6 2 (1.36%) CITP
6 2 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.36%) MCITP
6 2 (1.36%) MCSE
6 2 (1.36%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.68%) CISM
7 1 (0.68%) ECDL
7 1 (0.68%) GIAC
7 1 (0.68%) GPEN
7 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.68%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.12%) SLA
2 5 (3.40%) QA
3 3 (2.04%) GDPR
4 2 (1.36%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 24 (16.33%) Active Directory
2 13 (8.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.76%) Hyper-V
3 7 (4.76%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.36%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (2.04%) SCCM
2 2 (1.36%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 44 (29.93%) Microsoft
2 27 (18.37%) Oracle
3 19 (12.93%) VMware
4 9 (6.12%) Veeam
5 7 (4.76%) Tableau
6 6 (4.08%) Red Hat
7 5 (3.40%) Adobe
7 5 (3.40%) SAP
8 4 (2.72%) EMC
8 4 (2.72%) ESRI
8 4 (2.72%) Google
8 4 (2.72%) NetApp
8 4 (2.72%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.36%) Apple
9 2 (1.36%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.36%) Cisco
9 2 (1.36%) Remedy
9 2 (1.36%) Sophos
9 2 (1.36%) Sybase
9 2 (1.36%) Symantec