Period
to 25 January 2021

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

Continual Improvement
UK > Wales
6 months to
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 39 63 25
Rank change year-on-year +24 -38 -5
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 48 67 145
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 5.01% 3.57% 7.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.57% 3.90% 8.46%
Number of salaries quoted 44 37 110
Median annual salary £45,000 £36,000 £40,355
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -10.79% +0.89%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,000 £26,749
90th Percentile £65,325 £69,000 £61,250
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £54,425
% change year-on-year +9.09% +1.06% +3.67%

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 861 1,716 1,713
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 89.78% 91.42% 89.69%
Number of salaries quoted 706 1,460 1,419
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

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 25 January 2021.

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 25 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
South Wales +28 35 £46,250 +32.14% 14
Mid Wales +3 6 - -
West Wales 0 6 £32,500 -74.00% 6
Continuous Improvement
UK

For the 6 months to 25 January 2021, 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 20 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (33.33%) .NET
2 16 (33.33%) Azure
3 15 (31.25%) Problem-Solving
3 15 (31.25%) Scrum
4 14 (29.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (29.17%) Microsoft
5 12 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 12 (25.00%) SQL
5 12 (25.00%) Windows
6 11 (22.92%) ITIL
6 11 (22.92%) Degree
6 11 (22.92%) Kanban
6 11 (22.92%) DevOps
7 10 (20.83%) User Experience
7 10 (20.83%) C#
8 9 (18.75%) SLA
8 9 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (16.67%) RESTful
9 8 (16.67%) Service Management
9 8 (16.67%) Linux
9 8 (16.67%) HTML
9 8 (16.67%) JavaScript
9 8 (16.67%) PHP
9 8 (16.67%) MySQL
9 8 (16.67%) CSS
9 8 (16.67%) Finance
10 7 (14.58%) Software Engineering
10 7 (14.58%) ITIL Certification

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 2 (4.17%) Confluence
1 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.08%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) ProductWriter
Cloud Services
1 16 (33.33%) Azure
2 7 (14.58%) AWS
3 6 (12.50%) IaaS
3 6 (12.50%) PaaS
4 2 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (4.17%) Amazon S3
4 2 (4.17%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (4.17%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (4.17%) Power Platform
4 2 (4.17%) PowerApps
4 2 (4.17%) SaaS
4 2 (4.17%) Serverless
5 1 (2.08%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.42%) DNS
2 4 (8.33%) SAN
3 1 (2.08%) DHCP
3 1 (2.08%) Firewall
3 1 (2.08%) LAN
3 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.08%) VPN
3 1 (2.08%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.67%) MySQL
2 6 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 4 (8.33%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.17%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (4.17%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 6 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.25%) JIRA
2 3 (6.25%) Maven
3 2 (4.17%) Bitbucket
3 2 (4.17%) git-flow
4 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (16.67%) Finance
2 6 (12.50%) Local Government
3 4 (8.33%) Advertising
3 4 (8.33%) Aerospace
3 4 (8.33%) Retail
4 3 (6.25%) Back Office
4 3 (6.25%) Financial Institution
4 3 (6.25%) Manufacturing
4 3 (6.25%) Public Sector
5 2 (4.17%) Marketing
5 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
5 2 (4.17%) Welsh Language
6 1 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (27.08%) Developer
2 6 (12.50%) .NET Developer
2 6 (12.50%) Software Developer
3 4 (8.33%) Research Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (6.25%) C# Developer
4 3 (6.25%) Control Systems Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) Customer Support Manager
4 3 (6.25%) ICT Specialist
4 3 (6.25%) Information Security Specialist
4 3 (6.25%) Information Specialist
4 3 (6.25%) Lead Developer
4 3 (6.25%) Lead Software Developer
4 3 (6.25%) PHP Developer
4 3 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 3 (6.25%) Security Specialist
4 3 (6.25%) Support Manager
4 3 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) .NET Team Leader
5 2 (4.17%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (33.33%) .NET
2 8 (16.67%) CSS
2 8 (16.67%) HTML
2 8 (16.67%) RESTful
3 6 (12.50%) .NET Core
3 6 (12.50%) .NET Framework
3 6 (12.50%) JSON
4 4 (8.33%) jQuery
4 4 (8.33%) LAMP
4 4 (8.33%) Spring
4 4 (8.33%) WAMP
5 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET
5 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (6.25%) Dapper ORM
5 3 (6.25%) Entity Framework
5 3 (6.25%) NHibernate
5 3 (6.25%) React
5 3 (6.25%) Spring Boot
6 2 (4.17%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (2.08%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.83%) User Experience
2 9 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (14.58%) Mobile App
4 6 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (8.33%) Management Information System
6 2 (4.17%) PMI
6 2 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (2.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (25.00%) Windows
2 8 (16.67%) Linux
3 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2016
4 2 (4.17%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.17%) Mac OS
5 1 (2.08%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (31.25%) Problem-Solving
2 15 (31.25%) Scrum
3 14 (29.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 11 (22.92%) DevOps
5 11 (22.92%) ITIL
5 11 (22.92%) Kanban
6 8 (16.67%) Service Management
7 7 (14.58%) Decision-Making
7 7 (14.58%) Software Engineering
8 6 (12.50%) Mentoring
8 6 (12.50%) Proactive Maintenance
8 6 (12.50%) Proactive Management
8 6 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
9 5 (10.42%) Backlog Prioritisation
9 5 (10.42%) Information Security
9 5 (10.42%) ITSM
9 5 (10.42%) Microservices
10 4 (8.33%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 12 (25.00%) SQL
2 10 (20.83%) C#
3 8 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 8 (16.67%) PHP
4 6 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 4 (8.33%) Java
6 3 (6.25%) Python
7 1 (2.08%) ES6
7 1 (2.08%) Ruby
7 1 (2.08%) TypeScript
7 1 (2.08%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (22.92%) Degree
2 9 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (14.58%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (12.50%) MCSA
5 3 (6.25%) CISA
5 3 (6.25%) CISSP
5 3 (6.25%) CRISC
5 3 (6.25%) HNC
5 3 (6.25%) HND
5 3 (6.25%) MCSD
6 2 (4.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.75%) SLA
2 3 (6.25%) HAZOP
3 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 6 (12.50%) Docker
2 5 (10.42%) Active Directory
3 4 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.17%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) Kubernetes
1 2 (4.17%) Opsgenie
Vendors
1 14 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.33%) FalconStor
2 4 (8.33%) Veeam
2 4 (8.33%) VMware
3 3 (6.25%) Blue Prism
4 2 (4.17%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.08%) Apple
5 1 (2.08%) IBM
5 1 (2.08%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.08%) Tagetik