Period
to 5 June 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for Continuous Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 6 months to 5 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
UK > Wales
6 months to
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 70 35 19
Rank change year-on-year -35 -16 +26
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 41 99 197
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 2.87% 5.84% 10.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.20% 6.36% 11.53%
Number of salaries quoted 31 77 99
Median annual salary £38,500 £45,000 £40,210
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.44% +11.91% -3.11%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,100 £27,350
90th Percentile £61,250 £62,700 £60,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - -

Continuous Improvement 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 Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,280 1,557 1,709
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 89.64% 91.80% 94.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1,099 1,321 1,402
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £57,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing Continuous Improvement as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in Wales

Continuous Improvement
Salary Trend in Wales

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Wales.

Salary trend for Continuous Improvement in Wales

Continuous Improvement
Salary Histogram in Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Wales over the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

Salary histogram for Continuous Improvement in Wales

Continuous Improvement
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the Wales region over the 6 months to 5 June 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
South Wales -31 32 £40,500 -11.48% 4
Mid Wales +1 7 £38,500 - 2
West Wales -9 2 £22,250 -34.43%
Continuous Improvement
UK

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement 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 Wales region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 22 (53.66%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (41.46%) Degree
3 14 (34.15%) Java
4 12 (29.27%) Microsoft
4 12 (29.27%) Scrum
4 12 (29.27%) Test Automation
4 12 (29.27%) User Experience
4 12 (29.27%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (26.83%) JavaScript
5 11 (26.83%) ITIL
6 10 (24.39%) Test Scripting
7 9 (21.95%) Selenium
8 8 (19.51%) Web Development
8 8 (19.51%) Finance
8 8 (19.51%) Service Management
8 8 (19.51%) SQL
8 8 (19.51%) Test Management
8 8 (19.51%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (19.51%) WebDriver
8 8 (19.51%) Cucumber
8 8 (19.51%) BDD
9 7 (17.07%) Relational Database
9 7 (17.07%) SAP
9 7 (17.07%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (14.63%) ITSM
10 6 (14.63%) RDBMS
10 6 (14.63%) Docker
10 6 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (14.63%) Git (software)
10 6 (14.63%) AWS

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 3 (7.32%) Confluence
1 3 (7.32%) WebLogic
2 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (2.44%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (2.44%) Adobe XD
2 1 (2.44%) InVision
2 1 (2.44%) Marvel
2 1 (2.44%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.44%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.44%) ProductWriter
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.63%) AWS
2 4 (9.76%) Azure
3 3 (7.32%) AWS IoT
3 3 (7.32%) Serverless
4 2 (4.88%) Office 365
5 1 (2.44%) BrowserStack
5 1 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.44%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (2.44%) GCP
5 1 (2.44%) OpenShift
5 1 (2.44%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) Intrusion Detection
1 3 (7.32%) MQTT
2 2 (4.88%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.07%) Relational Database
2 6 (14.63%) RDBMS
3 5 (12.20%) MongoDB
3 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
4 4 (9.76%) NoSQL
5 3 (7.32%) Amazon Athena
5 3 (7.32%) Couchbase
5 3 (7.32%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (7.32%) Ingres
5 3 (7.32%) MySQL
5 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database
6 2 (4.88%) Snowflake Schema
7 1 (2.44%) Power BI
7 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (21.95%) Selenium
2 8 (19.51%) Cucumber
2 8 (19.51%) WebDriver
3 6 (14.63%) Git (software)
3 6 (14.63%) Jenkins
4 5 (12.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (12.20%) Eclipse
4 5 (12.20%) Jasmine
4 5 (12.20%) Maven
4 5 (12.20%) Mocha
4 5 (12.20%) Protractor
4 5 (12.20%) Subversion
4 5 (12.20%) Visual Studio
4 5 (12.20%) Visual Studio Code
5 3 (7.32%) JIRA
6 1 (2.44%) Artifactory
6 1 (2.44%) JMeter
6 1 (2.44%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (2.44%) Postman
6 1 (2.44%) SonarQube
General
1 8 (19.51%) Finance
2 5 (12.20%) Banking
2 5 (12.20%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.88%) Marketing
4 1 (2.44%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (21.95%) Developer
2 7 (17.07%) Analyst
3 5 (12.20%) Support Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Automation Test Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Senior Test Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Test Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Architect
5 3 (7.32%) Backend Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Database Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (7.32%) QA Tester
5 3 (7.32%) Software Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (7.32%) Tester
6 2 (4.88%) Administrator
6 2 (4.88%) Junior
6 2 (4.88%) Junior Software Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) .NET
1 4 (9.76%) Middleware
1 4 (9.76%) RESTful
2 3 (7.32%) CSS
2 3 (7.32%) HTML
2 3 (7.32%) Laravel
2 3 (7.32%) Node.js
3 1 (2.44%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 12 (29.27%) User Experience
2 6 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.32%) Mobile App
3 3 (7.32%) Raspberry Pi
3 3 (7.32%) Wiki
4 2 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.88%) Mainframe
4 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.44%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.20%) Windows
2 4 (9.76%) Windows Server
3 3 (7.32%) Android
3 3 (7.32%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (53.66%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (29.27%) Problem-Solving
2 12 (29.27%) Scrum
2 12 (29.27%) Test Automation
3 11 (26.83%) ITIL
4 10 (24.39%) Test Scripting
5 8 (19.51%) BDD
5 8 (19.51%) Service Management
5 8 (19.51%) Test Management
5 8 (19.51%) Web Development
6 7 (17.07%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (14.63%) ITSM
8 5 (12.20%) Defect Tracking
8 5 (12.20%) Problem Management
8 5 (12.20%) Regression Analysis
8 5 (12.20%) Regression Testing
8 5 (12.20%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (12.20%) Validation
9 4 (9.76%) DevOps
9 4 (9.76%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 14 (34.15%) Java
2 11 (26.83%) JavaScript
3 8 (19.51%) SQL
4 5 (12.20%) C#
4 5 (12.20%) TypeScript
5 4 (9.76%) Python
6 3 (7.32%) PHP
7 2 (4.88%) C
7 2 (4.88%) PowerShell
7 2 (4.88%) VBA
8 1 (2.44%) C++
Qualifications
1 17 (41.46%) Degree
2 4 (9.76%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (7.32%) AWS Certification
3 3 (7.32%) CISM
3 3 (7.32%) CISSP
3 3 (7.32%) SANS
4 2 (4.88%) MCITP
4 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.44%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.44%) PMP
5 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) SLA
2 3 (7.32%) COBIT
2 3 (7.32%) NIST
2 3 (7.32%) QA
System Software
1 6 (14.63%) Docker
2 3 (7.32%) Hyper-V
2 3 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.44%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 8 (19.51%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.44%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 12 (29.27%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.07%) SAP
3 5 (12.20%) Guidewire
4 4 (9.76%) VMware
5 3 (7.32%) Actian
5 3 (7.32%) Cloudera
5 3 (7.32%) HP
5 3 (7.32%) Oracle
5 3 (7.32%) Sun
6 1 (2.44%) Adobe
6 1 (2.44%) Avaya
6 1 (2.44%) Citrix
6 1 (2.44%) Dynatrace
6 1 (2.44%) Google