Period
to 17 April 2021

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 17 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK > Wales
6 months to
17 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 15 14 20
Rank change year-on-year -1 +6 -6
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 100 232 173
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 8.46% 13.13% 9.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.38% 14.58% 10.54%
Number of salaries quoted 63 194 144
10th Percentile £25,000 £21,250 £23,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £25,233 £27,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £38,500 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.39% +10.00% -12.96%
75th Percentile £50,000 £45,000 £48,750
90th Percentile £53,536 £54,625 £57,500
UK median annual salary £50,550 £48,500 £47,000
% change year-on-year +4.23% +3.19% +4.44%

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 1,066 1,591 1,642
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 90.19% 90.04% 92.56%
Number of salaries quoted 793 1,385 1,382
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £26,525
25th Percentile £33,500 £33,750 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +0.63%
75th Percentile £53,750 £50,500 £51,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £60,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Wales

Problem-Solving
Salary Trend in Wales

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Problem-Solving in Wales.

Salary trend for Problem-Solving in Wales

Problem-Solving
Salary Histogram in Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing Problem-Solving in Wales over the 6 months to 17 April 2021.

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 17 April 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 -11 58 £42,500 +10.39% 17
Mid Wales 0 19 £35,000 - 2
North Wales +5 12 £40,000 +26.98% 11
West Wales -14 9 £38,000 +25.44% 4
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 17 April 2021, 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 37 (37.00%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (33.00%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (27.00%) Microsoft
4 23 (23.00%) SQL
5 21 (21.00%) ITIL
5 21 (21.00%) Azure
6 20 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
6 20 (20.00%) Data Modelling
7 18 (18.00%) Service Management
8 17 (17.00%) JavaScript
8 17 (17.00%) DevOps
8 17 (17.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 17 (17.00%) Power BI
8 17 (17.00%) Power Platform
9 16 (16.00%) Microsoft Office
9 16 (16.00%) Service Delivery
9 16 (16.00%) Scrum
10 15 (15.00%) Windows
10 15 (15.00%) Degree
10 15 (15.00%) Decision-Making
11 14 (14.00%) .NET
11 14 (14.00%) Finance
12 13 (13.00%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (12.00%) Java
13 12 (12.00%) CSS
14 11 (11.00%) HTML
15 10 (10.00%) SLA
15 10 (10.00%) Data Analysis
15 10 (10.00%) Time Management
15 10 (10.00%) PowerShell

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 3 (3.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (16.00%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (3.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.00%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 3 (3.00%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (2.00%) Shopify
3 1 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.00%) ProductWriter
3 1 (1.00%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 21 (21.00%) Azure
2 17 (17.00%) Power Platform
3 9 (9.00%) Microsoft 365
4 4 (4.00%) IaaS
4 4 (4.00%) PaaS
5 2 (2.00%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (2.00%) Force.com
5 2 (2.00%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 2 (2.00%) Yammer
6 1 (1.00%) AWS
6 1 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.00%) GitHub
6 1 (1.00%) Power Automate
6 1 (1.00%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.00%) Cisco IOS
2 6 (6.00%) Cisco ISE
2 6 (6.00%) Remote Desktop
3 5 (5.00%) VoIP
4 4 (4.00%) DNS
4 4 (4.00%) SAN
5 3 (3.00%) PBX
5 3 (3.00%) RTP
5 3 (3.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.00%) Wireless
6 2 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (2.00%) Cisco Firepower
6 2 (2.00%) Firewall
6 2 (2.00%) LAN
6 2 (2.00%) Network Security
6 2 (2.00%) NX-OS
6 2 (2.00%) SD-WAN
6 2 (2.00%) Skype
6 2 (2.00%) VLAN
6 2 (2.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (17.00%) Power BI
2 7 (7.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.00%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (6.00%) MySQL
4 2 (2.00%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.00%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (1.00%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.00%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.00%) GIS
5 1 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.00%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 4 (4.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.00%) JIRA
2 3 (3.00%) Maven
3 1 (1.00%) Firebug
3 1 (1.00%) GitLab
3 1 (1.00%) PHPUnit
3 1 (1.00%) Postman
3 1 (1.00%) Selenium
3 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.00%) Storybook
3 1 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.00%) webpack
3 1 (1.00%) Xdebug
General
1 14 (14.00%) Finance
2 6 (6.00%) Manufacturing
3 5 (5.00%) Games
4 4 (4.00%) Advertising
5 3 (3.00%) Aerospace
5 3 (3.00%) Retail
6 2 (2.00%) Housing Association
6 2 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (2.00%) Public Sector
7 1 (1.00%) Legal
7 1 (1.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (31.00%) Developer
2 26 (26.00%) Analyst
3 15 (15.00%) Data Analyst
4 9 (9.00%) Software Developer
5 8 (8.00%) Java Developer
6 6 (6.00%) Java Software Developer
6 6 (6.00%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (5.00%) .NET Developer
7 5 (5.00%) Junior
7 5 (5.00%) Lead Developer
7 5 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (4.00%) IT Manager
8 4 (4.00%) Junior Developer
8 4 (4.00%) React Developer
8 4 (4.00%) Research Engineer
8 4 (4.00%) SQL Analyst
8 4 (4.00%) SQL Data Analyst
9 3 (3.00%) ERP Analyst
9 3 (3.00%) ERP Support
9 3 (3.00%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.00%) .NET
2 12 (12.00%) CSS
3 11 (11.00%) HTML
4 9 (9.00%) React
5 8 (8.00%) AngularJS
6 6 (6.00%) CSS3
6 6 (6.00%) HTML5
7 5 (5.00%) JSON
7 5 (5.00%) Node.js
7 5 (5.00%) Spring Boot
8 4 (4.00%) jQuery
8 4 (4.00%) LAMP
8 4 (4.00%) Spring
8 4 (4.00%) Vue.js
8 4 (4.00%) WAMP
9 2 (2.00%) Angular 2
9 2 (2.00%) Mongoose
9 2 (2.00%) React Native
9 2 (2.00%) RESTful
9 2 (2.00%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 33 (33.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.00%) User Experience
3 8 (8.00%) Management Information System
4 6 (6.00%) Driving Licence
4 6 (6.00%) PKI
4 6 (6.00%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (4.00%) Analytical Mindset
5 4 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.00%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (2.00%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (2.00%) iSeries
7 1 (1.00%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.00%) CMDB
7 1 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.00%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (15.00%) Windows
2 8 (8.00%) Android
2 8 (8.00%) Windows 10
3 6 (6.00%) Mac OS
3 6 (6.00%) Mac OS X
4 4 (4.00%) Linux
4 4 (4.00%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (2.00%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.00%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (1.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (37.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (21.00%) ITIL
3 20 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 20 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 18 (18.00%) Service Management
5 17 (17.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 17 (17.00%) DevOps
6 16 (16.00%) Scrum
6 16 (16.00%) Service Delivery
7 15 (15.00%) Decision-Making
8 13 (13.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (10.00%) Collaborative Working
9 10 (10.00%) Data Analysis
9 10 (10.00%) Time Management
10 8 (8.00%) Creative Thinking
11 7 (7.00%) Configuration Management
11 7 (7.00%) Mentoring
11 7 (7.00%) Product Roadmap
11 7 (7.00%) Project Management
11 7 (7.00%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 23 (23.00%) SQL
2 17 (17.00%) JavaScript
3 12 (12.00%) Java
4 10 (10.00%) PowerShell
5 9 (9.00%) C#
6 4 (4.00%) PHP
6 4 (4.00%) Python
7 3 (3.00%) TypeScript
7 3 (3.00%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.00%) Apex Code
8 2 (2.00%) Apple Swift
8 2 (2.00%) Kotlin
8 2 (2.00%) Objective-C
8 2 (2.00%) RPG
8 2 (2.00%) VBA
9 1 (1.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 1 (1.00%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.00%) R
9 1 (1.00%) Scala
9 1 (1.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (15.00%) Degree
2 7 (7.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (6.00%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (6.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 6 (6.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (4.00%) MCSA
5 3 (3.00%) HNC
5 3 (3.00%) HND
5 3 (3.00%) MCSD
6 2 (2.00%) CCIE
6 2 (2.00%) CCNP
6 2 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.00%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.00%) OCA
7 1 (1.00%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.00%) SLA
2 6 (6.00%) GDPR
3 4 (4.00%) QA
4 3 (3.00%) HAZOP
4 3 (3.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (1.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (7.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (6.00%) BitLocker
4 2 (2.00%) Docker
4 2 (2.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.00%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.00%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 6 (6.00%) Jamf Pro
1 6 (6.00%) Microsoft Intune
1 6 (6.00%) SCCM
2 1 (1.00%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.00%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 27 (27.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.00%) VMware
3 8 (8.00%) Alteryx
3 8 (8.00%) Cisco
3 8 (8.00%) Cognos
4 6 (6.00%) Apple
5 4 (4.00%) FalconStor
5 4 (4.00%) Veeam
6 3 (3.00%) SAP
6 3 (3.00%) WooCommerce
7 2 (2.00%) Citrix
7 2 (2.00%) Civica
7 2 (2.00%) Fortinet
7 2 (2.00%) Oracle
7 2 (2.00%) Pardot
7 2 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.00%) Sage