Period
to 22 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 22 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK > Wales
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 17 15
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2 +5
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 248 256 294
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 12.94% 11.85% 10.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.07% 13.05% 12.70%
Number of salaries quoted 165 208 248
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £18,700 £22,500 £19,350
90th Percentile £57,500 £52,974 £51,250
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +3.45%

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 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 1,762 1,961 2,315
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 91.91% 90.75% 86.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1,435 1,664 1,953
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £22,550
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £53,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% -

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing Problem-Solving as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Wales

Problem-Solving
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for Problem-Solving in Wales

Problem-Solving
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Wales over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Problem-Solving in Wales

Problem-Solving
Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 6 months to 22 July 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 -5 120 £42,500 +8.97% 32
Mid Wales 0 69 £30,500 - 1
West Wales +24 48 £25,000 -35.48% 2
North Wales -4 11 £50,000 +58.73% 5
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 Wales region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 95 (38.31%) Microsoft
2 93 (37.50%) ITIL
3 87 (35.08%) Agile Software Development
4 80 (32.26%) Continuous Improvement
5 79 (31.85%) SQL Server
6 75 (30.24%) Degree
7 71 (28.63%) Analytical Skills
8 70 (28.23%) Windows
9 69 (27.82%) Decision-Making
10 67 (27.02%) SQL
11 64 (25.81%) Service Management
12 59 (23.79%) Service Delivery
13 56 (22.58%) Enterprise Software
14 54 (21.77%) Java
15 53 (21.37%) User Experience
16 52 (20.97%) C#
17 51 (20.56%) SLA
18 50 (20.16%) Windows Server
19 49 (19.76%) Active Directory
20 48 (19.35%) Management Information System
21 47 (18.95%) Project Management
22 44 (17.74%) ITSM
23 43 (17.34%) Finance
23 43 (17.34%) VMware
23 43 (17.34%) Microsoft Certification
23 43 (17.34%) Oracle
24 42 (16.94%) HTML
24 42 (16.94%) Stakeholder Management
25 40 (16.13%) Linux
26 38 (15.32%) .NET

Problem-Solving
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 18 (7.26%) MS Exchange
2 16 (6.45%) BizTalk Server
3 10 (4.03%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (2.42%) IIS
5 4 (1.61%) Liferay
5 4 (1.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (1.61%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.21%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.81%) CMS
7 2 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.81%) SAS
7 2 (0.81%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.40%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.40%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.40%) Drupal
8 1 (0.40%) GeoServer
8 1 (0.40%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 22 (8.87%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.02%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.81%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.40%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 35 (14.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (11.29%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (6.05%) Office 365
4 12 (4.84%) IaaS
5 8 (3.23%) PaaS
6 4 (1.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 4 (1.61%) Mimecast
6 4 (1.61%) SaaS
7 3 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.40%) GitHub
9 1 (0.40%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 30 (12.10%) DNS
2 18 (7.26%) SAN
3 16 (6.45%) Firewall
4 10 (4.03%) DHCP
4 10 (4.03%) Hyperconnected
4 10 (4.03%) Internet
4 10 (4.03%) LAN
4 10 (4.03%) WAN
5 7 (2.82%) WLAN
6 5 (2.02%) VPN
6 5 (2.02%) Wireless
7 4 (1.61%) HTTP
8 3 (1.21%) Cisco ISE
8 3 (1.21%) DVB
9 2 (0.81%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.81%) NAS
10 1 (0.40%) Network Security
10 1 (0.40%) Skype
10 1 (0.40%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (31.85%) SQL Server
2 35 (14.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 34 (13.71%) Relational Database
4 20 (8.06%) MySQL
5 19 (7.66%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (6.45%) MongoDB
6 16 (6.45%) SQL Server 2012
7 14 (5.65%) Power BI
8 13 (5.24%) Oracle Database
9 12 (4.84%) SQL Server 2016
10 10 (4.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (3.23%) NoSQL
12 7 (2.82%) DB2
12 7 (2.82%) Oracle Database 12c
12 7 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (2.82%) Redis
13 6 (2.42%) Apache Cassandra
13 6 (2.42%) Oracle Database 10g
13 6 (2.42%) Oracle Database 11g
14 5 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 19 (7.66%) JIRA
2 12 (4.84%) Visual Studio
3 9 (3.63%) Git (software)
3 9 (3.63%) Maven
4 8 (3.23%) Jenkins
4 8 (3.23%) Subversion
5 6 (2.42%) Cucumber
6 5 (2.02%) JUnit
6 5 (2.02%) TeamCity
7 4 (1.61%) Selenium
8 3 (1.21%) Android Studio
8 3 (1.21%) Eclipse
8 3 (1.21%) Xcode
9 2 (0.81%) JMeter
9 2 (0.81%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.40%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.40%) LoadUI
10 1 (0.40%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.40%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (0.40%) WebDriver
General
1 43 (17.34%) Finance
2 10 (4.03%) Retail
3 7 (2.82%) Marketing
4 5 (2.02%) Advertising
5 2 (0.81%) Banking
5 2 (0.81%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.40%) Automotive
6 1 (0.40%) Law
6 1 (0.40%) Legal
6 1 (0.40%) Military
6 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 71 (28.63%) Developer
2 46 (18.55%) Analyst
3 23 (9.27%) Senior Analyst
4 22 (8.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 21 (8.47%) Senior Solutions Analyst
5 21 (8.47%) Solutions Analyst
6 18 (7.26%) Junior
7 15 (6.05%) Junior Developer
8 14 (5.65%) C++ Developer
9 13 (5.24%) Java Developer
9 13 (5.24%) Junior C++ Developer
10 12 (4.84%) Business Systems Analyst
10 12 (4.84%) Lead Developer
10 12 (4.84%) Senior Business Systems Analyst
10 12 (4.84%) Senior Systems Analyst
10 12 (4.84%) Support Engineer
10 12 (4.84%) Systems Analyst
11 11 (4.44%) Applications Support
11 11 (4.44%) C# Developer
11 11 (4.44%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (16.94%) HTML
2 38 (15.32%) .NET
3 32 (12.90%) Web Services
4 31 (12.50%) XML
5 29 (11.69%) CSS
6 28 (11.29%) SOAP
7 25 (10.08%) REST
8 20 (8.06%) AngularJS
9 18 (7.26%) ASP.NET
10 15 (6.05%) RESTful
11 13 (5.24%) Hibernate
11 13 (5.24%) KnockoutJS
11 13 (5.24%) Spring
11 13 (5.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 12 (4.84%) jQuery
13 11 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC
14 10 (4.03%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 10 (4.03%) ASP.NET Web API
14 10 (4.03%) Node.js
15 9 (3.63%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 71 (28.63%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (22.58%) Enterprise Software
3 53 (21.37%) User Experience
4 48 (19.35%) Management Information System
5 29 (11.69%) Computer Science
6 15 (6.05%) Algorithms
7 13 (5.24%) Driving Licence
8 11 (4.44%) Replication
9 7 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (2.42%) CMDB
11 4 (1.61%) Clustering
11 4 (1.61%) Data Centre
11 4 (1.61%) Fat Client
11 4 (1.61%) Fintech
11 4 (1.61%) Thin Client
12 3 (1.21%) Cloud Native
12 3 (1.21%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (1.21%) MPEG
13 2 (0.81%) iPhone
13 2 (0.81%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 70 (28.23%) Windows
2 50 (20.16%) Windows Server
3 40 (16.13%) Linux
4 20 (8.06%) Android
4 20 (8.06%) Unix
4 20 (8.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (4.44%) Windows 7
6 9 (3.63%) Apple iOS
7 7 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.61%) AIX
8 4 (1.61%) HPUX
8 4 (1.61%) Mac OS X
8 4 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.61%) Solaris
9 3 (1.21%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.40%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (37.50%) ITIL
2 87 (35.08%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (32.26%) Continuous Improvement
4 69 (27.82%) Decision-Making
5 64 (25.81%) Service Management
6 59 (23.79%) Service Delivery
7 47 (18.95%) Project Management
8 44 (17.74%) ITSM
9 42 (16.94%) Stakeholder Management
10 33 (13.31%) Problem Management
11 32 (12.90%) Proactive Management
12 31 (12.50%) Scrum
13 29 (11.69%) Business Intelligence
13 29 (11.69%) TOGAF
14 27 (10.89%) Incident Management
15 26 (10.48%) TDD
16 25 (10.08%) Process Improvement
17 24 (9.68%) Business Analysis
18 23 (9.27%) Mentoring
18 23 (9.27%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 67 (27.02%) SQL
2 54 (21.77%) Java
3 52 (20.97%) C#
4 36 (14.52%) JavaScript
4 36 (14.52%) PowerShell
5 24 (9.68%) PHP
6 18 (7.26%) C++
7 13 (5.24%) VB.NET
8 12 (4.84%) VB
9 7 (2.82%) Python
10 6 (2.42%) Shell Script
11 5 (2.02%) C
12 4 (1.61%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.21%) Objective-C
13 3 (1.21%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.81%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.81%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.40%) ABAP
15 1 (0.40%) MATLAB
15 1 (0.40%) Perl
Qualifications
1 75 (30.24%) Degree
2 43 (17.34%) Microsoft Certification
3 31 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
4 19 (7.66%) MCITP
5 16 (6.45%) Postgraduate
6 12 (4.84%) MCSA
7 9 (3.63%) MCSE
8 5 (2.02%) Oracle Certification
9 4 (1.61%) OCA
10 3 (1.21%) CCNA
10 3 (1.21%) CCNP
10 3 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.81%) Chartered Engineer
11 2 (0.81%) CISM
11 2 (0.81%) CISSP
11 2 (0.81%) CITP
11 2 (0.81%) MCDST
11 2 (0.81%) SC Cleared
11 2 (0.81%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (20.56%) SLA
2 16 (6.45%) QA
3 6 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (2.02%) GDPR
5 4 (1.61%) Data Quality
6 3 (1.21%) PMO
7 1 (0.40%) COBIT
7 1 (0.40%) MISRA
7 1 (0.40%) MISRA C
7 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 49 (19.76%) Active Directory
2 36 (14.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (12.10%) Hyper-V
4 13 (5.24%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (4.03%) Docker
6 7 (2.82%) Terminal Services
7 4 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (1.61%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.81%) Shibboleth
8 2 (0.81%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (4.03%) NetBackup
1 10 (4.03%) SCCM
2 8 (3.23%) SCOM
3 7 (2.82%) Ansible
4 5 (2.02%) Terraform
5 4 (1.61%) HP Data Protector
5 4 (1.61%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (1.61%) Puppet
5 4 (1.61%) SCOrch
5 4 (1.61%) SCSM
5 4 (1.61%) Tivoli
5 4 (1.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (1.21%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 95 (38.31%) Microsoft
2 43 (17.34%) Oracle
2 43 (17.34%) VMware
3 26 (10.48%) Veeam
4 19 (7.66%) HP
5 11 (4.44%) 3PAR
6 10 (4.03%) ServiceNow
6 10 (4.03%) Veritas
7 8 (3.23%) Red Hat
8 7 (2.82%) Teradata
9 6 (2.42%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (2.02%) Cisco
10 5 (2.02%) Google
10 5 (2.02%) IBM
10 5 (2.02%) SAP
11 4 (1.61%) Apple
11 4 (1.61%) BMC
11 4 (1.61%) Citrix
11 4 (1.61%) Cognos
11 4 (1.61%) McAfee