Period
to 23 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for Critical Thinking skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Critical Thinking over the 6 months to 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Critical Thinking
UK > Wales
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 129 137 137
Rank change year-on-year +8 0 +14
Permanent jobs citing Critical Thinking 3 3 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.15% 0.15% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.16% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 18
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £47,500 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.79% -29.63% +98.53%
10th Percentile £33,500 £27,250 £66,250
90th Percentile £47,500 £60,750 £74,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -12.50% +9.09% +14.58%

Critical Thinking 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 1,799 1,825 2,357
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 88.93% 92.50% 90.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1,454 1,571 2,003
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%

Critical Thinking
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing Critical Thinking as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Critical Thinking in Wales

Critical Thinking
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for Critical Thinking in Wales

Critical Thinking
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Critical Thinking within the 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
South Wales -11 2 £43,750 -7.89%
West Wales - 1 £35,000 -
Critical Thinking
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, IT jobs citing Critical Thinking 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 Critical Thinking.

1 2 (66.67%) C
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) SOAP
1 2 (66.67%) XML
1 2 (66.67%) XSLT
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) XPath
1 2 (66.67%) WCF
1 2 (66.67%) Release Management
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio Team System
1 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (66.67%) Change Management
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (66.67%) API Development
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (33.33%) Security Operations
2 1 (33.33%) GDPR
2 1 (33.33%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
2 1 (33.33%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
2 1 (33.33%) Due Diligence
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS

Critical Thinking
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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Software Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Information Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) SOAP
1 2 (66.67%) WCF
1 2 (66.67%) XML
1 2 (66.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) API Development
1 2 (66.67%) Change Management
1 2 (66.67%) Release Management
2 1 (33.33%) Due Diligence
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Security Operations
2 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CEH
1 1 (33.33%) CISM
1 1 (33.33%) CISSP
1 1 (33.33%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
1 1 (33.33%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) GDPR
1 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS