Period
to 21 February 2019

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 21 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK > Wales
6 months to
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 20 14 17
Rank change year-on-year -6 +3 +2
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 185 249 264
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 10.11% 12.98% 11.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.30% 13.89% 12.37%
Number of salaries quoted 158 141 209
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +16.28%
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,500 £21,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £57,500 £47,600
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 1,637 1,793 2,135
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 89.45% 93.48% 90.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1,347 1,463 1,791
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £56,250
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

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 21 February 2019.

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 21 February 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 -3 150 £40,000 -3.61% 54
West Wales +6 25 £33,934 +24.53% 7
Mid Wales -3 6 - -
North Wales +7 3 £38,000 -24.00% 8
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, 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 60 (32.43%) Windows
2 58 (31.35%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (30.27%) Microsoft
4 55 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (23.78%) Active Directory
6 40 (21.62%) Software Engineering
7 36 (19.46%) C#
8 35 (18.92%) .NET
9 34 (18.38%) SQL
10 32 (17.30%) Degree
11 29 (15.68%) Java
12 28 (15.14%) ITIL
12 28 (15.14%) SLA
12 28 (15.14%) Service Delivery
12 28 (15.14%) Amazon AWS
13 27 (14.59%) Mentoring
14 26 (14.05%) Scrum
14 26 (14.05%) Linux
15 25 (13.51%) VMware
16 23 (12.43%) Windows 10
17 22 (11.89%) Microsoft Azure
17 22 (11.89%) QA
18 21 (11.35%) Continuous Improvement
18 21 (11.35%) Windows Server
18 21 (11.35%) SDLC
18 21 (11.35%) JavaScript
18 21 (11.35%) HTML
19 20 (10.81%) MS Exchange
19 20 (10.81%) JIRA
20 19 (10.27%) OO

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 20 (10.81%) MS Exchange
2 11 (5.95%) IIS
3 8 (4.32%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (4.32%) SharePoint
4 7 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (3.78%) SAS
5 5 (2.70%) Confluence
6 4 (2.16%) CMS
6 4 (2.16%) Drupal
7 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.54%) Apache
8 1 (0.54%) Liferay
8 1 (0.54%) nginx
8 1 (0.54%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.54%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (5.95%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.16%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.08%) SPSS
4 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 28 (15.14%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (11.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (4.86%) IaaS
3 9 (4.86%) Office 365
3 9 (4.86%) PaaS
4 8 (4.32%) Serverless
5 6 (3.24%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (3.24%) SaaS
6 3 (1.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (1.62%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.62%) Datadog
7 2 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.08%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.03%) VoIP
2 12 (6.49%) VPN
3 10 (5.41%) SAN
4 8 (4.32%) DHCP
4 8 (4.32%) DNS
5 7 (3.78%) LAN
5 7 (3.78%) NAS
6 6 (3.24%) Firewall
6 6 (3.24%) WAN
7 5 (2.70%) PBX
7 5 (2.70%) RTP
7 5 (2.70%) TCP/IP
7 5 (2.70%) Wireless
7 5 (2.70%) Wireshark
8 4 (2.16%) MPLS
9 1 (0.54%) HTTP
9 1 (0.54%) Hyperconnected
9 1 (0.54%) Internet
9 1 (0.54%) Intranet
9 1 (0.54%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.73%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.62%) MySQL
2 3 (1.62%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.08%) QlikView
3 2 (1.08%) Spotfire
3 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.54%) DB2
4 1 (0.54%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.54%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.54%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (10.81%) JIRA
2 14 (7.57%) Git (software)
3 6 (3.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (2.70%) Bugzilla
5 3 (1.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (1.62%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.62%) Travis CI
5 3 (1.62%) Vagrant
6 2 (1.08%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.08%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.54%) Babel
7 1 (0.54%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (0.54%) GitLab
7 1 (0.54%) gulp
7 1 (0.54%) Hudson
7 1 (0.54%) Maven
7 1 (0.54%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.54%) Subversion
7 1 (0.54%) webpack
General
1 18 (9.73%) Finance
2 13 (7.03%) Games
3 8 (4.32%) Welsh Language
4 7 (3.78%) Retail
5 6 (3.24%) Electronics
6 5 (2.70%) Legal
6 5 (2.70%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.70%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.16%) Law
7 4 (2.16%) Marketing
7 4 (2.16%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.62%) Automotive
9 1 (0.54%) Back Office
9 1 (0.54%) Banking
9 1 (0.54%) Billing
Job Titles
1 34 (18.38%) Developer
2 31 (16.76%) Analyst
3 21 (11.35%) Support Engineer
4 18 (9.73%) Applications Support
5 17 (9.19%) Support Analyst
6 15 (8.11%) 2nd Line Support
7 13 (7.03%) Software Engineer
8 11 (5.95%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 11 (5.95%) Applications Engineer
8 11 (5.95%) Applications Support Engineer
9 10 (5.41%) .NET Developer
10 9 (4.86%) Software Developer
11 8 (4.32%) IT Engineer
11 8 (4.32%) IT Support
11 8 (4.32%) Senior Software Engineer
11 8 (4.32%) Service Analyst
12 7 (3.78%) C# .NET Developer
12 7 (3.78%) C# Developer
12 7 (3.78%) Java Developer
13 6 (3.24%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (18.92%) .NET
2 21 (11.35%) HTML
3 14 (7.57%) .NET Core
3 14 (7.57%) AngularJS
3 14 (7.57%) CSS
4 11 (5.95%) ASP.NET
5 9 (4.86%) REST
5 9 (4.86%) Web Services
6 8 (4.32%) Spring
7 7 (3.78%) .NET Framework
8 5 (2.70%) Entity Framework
8 5 (2.70%) KnockoutJS
8 5 (2.70%) LAMP
9 4 (2.16%) JSON
9 4 (2.16%) React
9 4 (2.16%) Vue.js
9 4 (2.16%) WCF
9 4 (2.16%) WebRTC
10 3 (1.62%) Elastic Stack
10 3 (1.62%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 58 (31.35%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (9.73%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (7.57%) User Experience
4 11 (5.95%) Driving Licence
5 6 (3.24%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.70%) Replication
7 4 (2.16%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.62%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.62%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.62%) Robotics
9 2 (1.08%) CMDB
9 2 (1.08%) Fintech
9 2 (1.08%) iPhone
10 1 (0.54%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.54%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.54%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.54%) Frameworx
10 1 (0.54%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.54%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.54%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 60 (32.43%) Windows
2 26 (14.05%) Linux
3 23 (12.43%) Windows 10
4 21 (11.35%) Windows Server
5 16 (8.65%) Unix
6 14 (7.57%) Windows 7
7 10 (5.41%) CentOS
8 8 (4.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (3.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (2.70%) SUSE
10 5 (2.70%) Ubuntu
10 5 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.62%) Android
11 3 (1.62%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.62%) DC/OS
11 3 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.08%) AIX
12 2 (1.08%) Solaris
12 2 (1.08%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.54%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (21.62%) Software Engineering
3 28 (15.14%) ITIL
3 28 (15.14%) Service Delivery
4 27 (14.59%) Mentoring
5 26 (14.05%) Scrum
6 21 (11.35%) Continuous Improvement
6 21 (11.35%) SDLC
7 19 (10.27%) OO
8 17 (9.19%) Change Management
8 17 (9.19%) OOP
9 16 (8.65%) Analytics
9 16 (8.65%) MVC
10 15 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
10 15 (8.11%) Computer Science
10 15 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (7.57%) Artificial Intelligence
12 13 (7.03%) Coaching
12 13 (7.03%) Machine Learning
13 12 (6.49%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 36 (19.46%) C#
2 34 (18.38%) SQL
3 29 (15.68%) Java
4 21 (11.35%) JavaScript
5 18 (9.73%) Python
6 17 (9.19%) PowerShell
7 16 (8.65%) PHP
8 5 (2.70%) VB.NET
9 4 (2.16%) Objective-C
9 4 (2.16%) PL/SQL
9 4 (2.16%) T-SQL
9 4 (2.16%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.08%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.08%) Kotlin
10 2 (1.08%) R
10 2 (1.08%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.54%) ABAP
11 1 (0.54%) COBOL
11 1 (0.54%) Perl
11 1 (0.54%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 32 (17.30%) Degree
2 10 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (4.86%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (4.32%) SC Cleared
4 8 (4.32%) Security Cleared
5 7 (3.78%) MCSA
6 4 (2.16%) MBA
7 3 (1.62%) MCITP
7 3 (1.62%) MCSE
8 2 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.08%) Master's Degree
8 2 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.54%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.54%) Avaya Certification
9 1 (0.54%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.54%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (0.54%) ISEB
9 1 (0.54%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.54%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (15.14%) SLA
2 22 (11.89%) QA
3 2 (1.08%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.54%) GDPR
System Software
1 44 (23.78%) Active Directory
2 13 (7.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.16%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.62%) Docker
4 3 (1.62%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.62%) VirtualBox
4 3 (1.62%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.62%) vSphere
5 1 (0.54%) LXC
Systems Management
1 9 (4.86%) SCCM
2 3 (1.62%) Ansible
2 3 (1.62%) Docker Swarm
2 3 (1.62%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.62%) Packer
2 3 (1.62%) Puppet
2 3 (1.62%) Terraform
3 1 (0.54%) Grafana
3 1 (0.54%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 56 (30.27%) Microsoft
2 25 (13.51%) VMware
3 10 (5.41%) Oracle
4 8 (4.32%) Red Hat
5 7 (3.78%) Cisco
6 6 (3.24%) Google
6 6 (3.24%) NetApp
6 6 (3.24%) SAP
7 5 (2.70%) Apple
7 5 (2.70%) CA
8 4 (2.16%) CheckPoint
8 4 (2.16%) Sitecore
8 4 (2.16%) Veeam
9 3 (1.62%) Automation Anywhere
9 3 (1.62%) Blue Prism
9 3 (1.62%) CA Agile Central
9 3 (1.62%) Citrix
9 3 (1.62%) New Relic
9 3 (1.62%) Splunk
9 3 (1.62%) Tableau