Period
to 16 October 2019

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 16 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
UK > Wales
6 months to
16 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 36 27 36
Rank change year-on-year -9 +9 +22
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 105 156 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 5.67% 7.71% 6.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.31% 8.59% 7.11%
Number of salaries quoted 71 112 103
Wales median annual salary £45,500 £40,210 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.16% +7.23% -11.76%
10th Percentile £29,129 £26,749 £29,405
90th Percentile £67,500 £57,500 £56,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 1,664 1,817 1,829
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 89.80% 89.77% 93.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1,396 1,474 1,581
Wales median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,506 £25,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £64,250 £62,500 £57,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in Wales

Continuous Improvement
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Wales.

Salary trend for Continuous Improvement in Wales

Continuous Improvement
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Wales over the 6 months to 16 October 2019.

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 16 October 2019. 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 +13 87 £45,000 - 38
West Wales -12 14 £87,750 +121.31% 2
Mid Wales -2 4 - - 2
Continuous Improvement
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 2019, 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 63 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (47.62%) Scrum
3 39 (37.14%) Java
4 26 (24.76%) ITIL
5 25 (23.81%) JavaScript
6 23 (21.90%) Finance
7 20 (19.05%) Linux
7 20 (19.05%) Docker
8 19 (18.10%) Degree
9 18 (17.14%) Microsoft
10 17 (16.19%) Web Development
10 17 (16.19%) Spring
10 17 (16.19%) Git (software)
10 17 (16.19%) Test Automation
11 16 (15.24%) Windows
11 16 (15.24%) Telecoms
11 16 (15.24%) Problem-Solving
12 15 (14.29%) Cucumber
12 15 (14.29%) Software Engineering
13 14 (13.33%) Test Scripting
13 14 (13.33%) Jenkins
13 14 (13.33%) Defect Tracking
14 13 (12.38%) DevOps
14 13 (12.38%) BDD
14 13 (12.38%) Mocha
14 13 (12.38%) QA
14 13 (12.38%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (12.38%) Project Management
15 12 (11.43%) Unix
15 12 (11.43%) SQL

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 9 (8.57%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (2.86%) JBoss
3 2 (1.90%) Confluence
3 2 (1.90%) IIS
3 2 (1.90%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.95%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.95%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.95%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 4 (3.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.95%) assyst
2 1 (0.95%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.95%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.62%) Azure
2 6 (5.71%) Office 365
3 4 (3.81%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (2.86%) AWS
4 3 (2.86%) SaaS
5 2 (1.90%) GCP
5 2 (1.90%) GitHub
5 2 (1.90%) Serverless
6 1 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.95%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.95%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.52%) DNS
2 9 (8.57%) DHCP
3 8 (7.62%) LAN
3 8 (7.62%) VoIP
3 8 (7.62%) WAN
3 8 (7.62%) Wireless
4 6 (5.71%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.81%) Internet
6 1 (0.95%) Firewall
6 1 (0.95%) FTP
6 1 (0.95%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.48%) MongoDB
2 5 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.81%) MySQL
4 3 (2.86%) Big Data
5 2 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.90%) InfluxDB
5 2 (1.90%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.95%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.95%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.95%) Power BI
6 1 (0.95%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 17 (16.19%) Git (software)
2 15 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 14 (13.33%) Jenkins
4 13 (12.38%) Mocha
5 11 (10.48%) Selenium
5 11 (10.48%) Subversion
6 10 (9.52%) Maven
7 9 (8.57%) IntelliJ
7 9 (8.57%) Visual Studio
7 9 (8.57%) WebDriver
8 8 (7.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (7.62%) Eclipse
8 8 (7.62%) Jasmine
8 8 (7.62%) Protractor
8 8 (7.62%) Visual Studio Code
9 6 (5.71%) JIRA
10 5 (4.76%) LoadRunner
11 1 (0.95%) JUnit
11 1 (0.95%) TestNG
11 1 (0.95%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 23 (21.90%) Finance
2 16 (15.24%) Telecoms
3 8 (7.62%) Banking
4 3 (2.86%) Advertising
4 3 (2.86%) Marketing
5 2 (1.90%) Legal
6 1 (0.95%) Games
6 1 (0.95%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.95%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (20.00%) Analyst
2 19 (18.10%) Developer
3 12 (11.43%) Software Developer
4 11 (10.48%) Software Engineer
4 11 (10.48%) Test Analyst
5 10 (9.52%) Automation Test Analyst
5 10 (9.52%) Support Engineer
5 10 (9.52%) Test Manager
6 9 (8.57%) Junior
7 8 (7.62%) Junior Developer
7 8 (7.62%) Security Engineer
7 8 (7.62%) Senior Analyst
7 8 (7.62%) Senior Test Analyst
8 7 (6.67%) Automation Tester
8 7 (6.67%) Junior Software Developer
8 7 (6.67%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
8 7 (6.67%) Senior Automation Tester
8 7 (6.67%) Senior Tester
8 7 (6.67%) Tester
9 5 (4.76%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (16.19%) Spring
2 11 (10.48%) .NET
2 11 (10.48%) Kafka
3 9 (8.57%) Node.js
3 9 (8.57%) Web Services
4 8 (7.62%) Apache Camel
4 8 (7.62%) Hibernate
5 7 (6.67%) React
6 5 (4.76%) AngularJS
7 3 (2.86%) .NET Framework
7 3 (2.86%) JSON
7 3 (2.86%) React Native
7 3 (2.86%) Velocity
8 2 (1.90%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.90%) CSS
8 2 (1.90%) RESTful
8 2 (1.90%) Vue.js
8 2 (1.90%) WCF
9 1 (0.95%) JAX-RS
9 1 (0.95%) Vaadin
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.48%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.57%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.71%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (5.71%) User Experience
4 4 (3.81%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.86%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.90%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.95%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 20 (19.05%) Linux
2 16 (15.24%) Windows
3 12 (11.43%) Unix
4 6 (5.71%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.86%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (47.62%) Scrum
3 26 (24.76%) ITIL
4 17 (16.19%) Test Automation
4 17 (16.19%) Web Development
5 16 (15.24%) Problem-Solving
6 15 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 14 (13.33%) Defect Tracking
7 14 (13.33%) Test Scripting
8 13 (12.38%) BDD
8 13 (12.38%) DevOps
8 13 (12.38%) Project Management
8 13 (12.38%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (10.48%) Front End Development
9 11 (10.48%) Information Security
9 11 (10.48%) Manual Testing
10 10 (9.52%) Change Management
10 10 (9.52%) Regression Testing
10 10 (9.52%) SDLC
10 10 (9.52%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (37.14%) Java
2 25 (23.81%) JavaScript
3 12 (11.43%) SQL
4 11 (10.48%) Go
5 9 (8.57%) C++
6 8 (7.62%) TypeScript
7 7 (6.67%) C#
8 4 (3.81%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.86%) PHP
10 1 (0.95%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.95%) Java 8
10 1 (0.95%) Python
10 1 (0.95%) RPG
10 1 (0.95%) Ruby
10 1 (0.95%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (18.10%) Degree
2 11 (10.48%) CISMP
3 8 (7.62%) CISSP
4 6 (5.71%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (4.76%) ISTQB
5 5 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (3.81%) Master's Degree
6 4 (3.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (3.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (2.86%) LPIC
7 3 (2.86%) MCSA
7 3 (2.86%) MCSE
8 1 (0.95%) MCP
8 1 (0.95%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (12.38%) QA
2 11 (10.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (4.76%) SLA
4 3 (2.86%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.95%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.95%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.95%) PMO
System Software
1 20 (19.05%) Docker
2 3 (2.86%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.95%) vSphere
3 1 (0.95%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (7.62%) HP Quality Center
1 8 (7.62%) Kubernetes
2 7 (6.67%) Ansible
3 3 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.86%) Puppet
3 3 (2.86%) Terraform
3 3 (2.86%) vCenter Server
4 2 (1.90%) Grafana
4 2 (1.90%) Kibana
5 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.95%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 18 (17.14%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.52%) VMware
3 8 (7.62%) CheckPoint
3 8 (7.62%) Cisco
3 8 (7.62%) Guidewire
4 5 (4.76%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.86%) Google
5 3 (2.86%) Oracle
6 2 (1.90%) SAP
7 1 (0.95%) AppDynamics
7 1 (0.95%) Citrix
7 1 (0.95%) Remedy
7 1 (0.95%) ServiceNow