Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK > Wales
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 16 15
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 +5
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 229 250 309
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 11.61% 12.18% 11.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.92% 13.17% 13.39%
Number of salaries quoted 170 219 250
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £21,000 £22,700 £19,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £56,500 £51,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

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 1,773 1,898 2,308
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 89.86% 92.50% 89.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1,438 1,655 1,949
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £55,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -4 138 £40,000 - 44
West Wales +28 43 £25,000 -33.33% 3
Mid Wales -7 40 - -
North Wales -4 8 £41,000 +23.31% 9
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 91 (39.74%) Microsoft
2 75 (32.75%) Analytical Skills
3 69 (30.13%) Agile Software Development
4 66 (28.82%) ITIL
5 60 (26.20%) SQL
6 58 (25.33%) SQL Server
7 57 (24.89%) Java
8 53 (23.14%) Windows
9 52 (22.71%) C#
9 52 (22.71%) Continuous Improvement
10 50 (21.83%) Degree
11 45 (19.65%) Finance
12 44 (19.21%) Active Directory
13 43 (18.78%) Windows Server
13 43 (18.78%) Decision-Making
14 40 (17.47%) Service Delivery
15 38 (16.59%) Oracle
16 37 (16.16%) VMware
17 36 (15.72%) Management Information System
17 36 (15.72%) Project Management
18 35 (15.28%) HTML
18 35 (15.28%) .NET
19 33 (14.41%) JavaScript
19 33 (14.41%) Service Management
19 33 (14.41%) User Experience
20 32 (13.97%) SOAP
21 30 (13.10%) Enterprise Software
21 30 (13.10%) VMware Infrastructure
22 28 (12.23%) Computer Science
22 28 (12.23%) XML

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 (7.86%) BizTalk Server
2 17 (7.42%) MS Exchange
3 16 (6.99%) SharePoint
4 7 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (2.62%) IIS
6 5 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.75%) Liferay
7 4 (1.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (1.31%) CMS
8 3 (1.31%) Drupal
8 3 (1.31%) SAS
8 3 (1.31%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.44%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.44%) nginx
9 1 (0.44%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.44%) WordPress
Applications
1 18 (7.86%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (2.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.44%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (3.06%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.44%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 26 (11.35%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (9.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (7.42%) Office 365
4 6 (2.62%) OneDrive
5 5 (2.18%) IaaS
5 5 (2.18%) PaaS
6 4 (1.75%) Mimecast
7 3 (1.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (1.31%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.31%) SaaS
8 1 (0.44%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 21 (9.17%) SAN
2 19 (8.30%) DNS
3 13 (5.68%) Firewall
4 11 (4.80%) LAN
4 11 (4.80%) WAN
5 8 (3.49%) DHCP
6 7 (3.06%) WLAN
7 4 (1.75%) DVB
7 4 (1.75%) Internet
8 3 (1.31%) Hyperconnected
8 3 (1.31%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.87%) HTTP
9 2 (0.87%) NAS
9 2 (0.87%) VPN
9 2 (0.87%) Wireless
10 1 (0.44%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (25.33%) SQL Server
2 26 (11.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (9.61%) Data Warehouse
4 21 (9.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 20 (8.73%) MySQL
6 18 (7.86%) Relational Database
7 14 (6.11%) MongoDB
8 11 (4.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (4.37%) SQL Server 2016
10 8 (3.49%) Oracle Database
10 8 (3.49%) Power BI
11 6 (2.62%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (2.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (2.18%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (1.75%) Data Mart
13 4 (1.75%) GIS
13 4 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (1.75%) Snowflake Schema
14 2 (0.87%) QlikView
14 2 (0.87%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 12 (5.24%) Git (software)
2 10 (4.37%) JIRA
3 8 (3.49%) Maven
4 7 (3.06%) Subversion
5 6 (2.62%) Cucumber
6 5 (2.18%) Jenkins
6 5 (2.18%) Visual Studio
7 4 (1.75%) Android Studio
7 4 (1.75%) Eclipse
7 4 (1.75%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (1.75%) TeamCity
7 4 (1.75%) Xcode
8 2 (0.87%) Selenium
8 2 (0.87%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.44%) Ant
9 1 (0.44%) JMeter
9 1 (0.44%) JUnit
9 1 (0.44%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.44%) LoadUI
General
1 45 (19.65%) Finance
2 10 (4.37%) Marketing
3 6 (2.62%) Retail
4 4 (1.75%) Advertising
5 2 (0.87%) Banking
6 1 (0.44%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.44%) Legal
6 1 (0.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 69 (30.13%) Developer
2 40 (17.47%) Analyst
3 24 (10.48%) Junior
4 22 (9.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 19 (8.30%) Junior Developer
6 17 (7.42%) Applications Support
6 17 (7.42%) C++ Developer
6 17 (7.42%) Junior C++ Developer
6 17 (7.42%) Senior Analyst
7 16 (6.99%) Support Engineer
8 15 (6.55%) Senior Solutions Analyst
8 15 (6.55%) Solutions Analyst
9 14 (6.11%) Business Systems Analyst
9 14 (6.11%) Senior Business Systems Analyst
9 14 (6.11%) Senior Systems Analyst
9 14 (6.11%) Systems Analyst
10 12 (5.24%) Software Developer
10 12 (5.24%) Support Analyst
11 11 (4.80%) C# Developer
12 10 (4.37%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (15.28%) .NET
1 35 (15.28%) HTML
2 32 (13.97%) SOAP
3 28 (12.23%) XML
4 27 (11.79%) Web Services
5 25 (10.92%) REST
6 21 (9.17%) CSS
7 16 (6.99%) AngularJS
8 11 (4.80%) KnockoutJS
8 11 (4.80%) React
9 10 (4.37%) .NET Framework
9 10 (4.37%) Hibernate
9 10 (4.37%) jQuery
9 10 (4.37%) Spring
10 9 (3.93%) JSON
10 9 (3.93%) Node.js
11 8 (3.49%) WCF
12 6 (2.62%) ASP.NET
12 6 (2.62%) HTML5
12 6 (2.62%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 75 (32.75%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (15.72%) Management Information System
3 33 (14.41%) User Experience
4 30 (13.10%) Enterprise Software
5 28 (12.23%) Computer Science
6 19 (8.30%) Algorithms
7 14 (6.11%) Self-Motivation
8 13 (5.68%) Driving Licence
9 12 (5.24%) Replication
10 10 (4.37%) CMDB
11 5 (2.18%) Public Cloud
12 4 (1.75%) Clustering
12 4 (1.75%) Data Centre
12 4 (1.75%) Fat Client
12 4 (1.75%) Fintech
12 4 (1.75%) MPEG
12 4 (1.75%) Thin Client
13 3 (1.31%) Greenfield Project
14 1 (0.44%) Analytical Mindset
14 1 (0.44%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 53 (23.14%) Windows
2 43 (18.78%) Windows Server
3 26 (11.35%) Unix
4 24 (10.48%) Linux
5 16 (6.99%) Android
5 16 (6.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (4.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (3.93%) Apple iOS
7 9 (3.93%) Windows 7
8 7 (3.06%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (2.18%) Solaris
10 4 (1.75%) AIX
11 3 (1.31%) HPUX
11 3 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.87%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.87%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.44%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.44%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (30.13%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (28.82%) ITIL
3 52 (22.71%) Continuous Improvement
4 43 (18.78%) Decision-Making
5 40 (17.47%) Service Delivery
6 36 (15.72%) Project Management
7 33 (14.41%) Service Management
8 28 (12.23%) Business Intelligence
9 27 (11.79%) Scrum
10 25 (10.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 23 (10.04%) ETL
11 23 (10.04%) Mentoring
11 23 (10.04%) OO
12 22 (9.61%) Problem Management
12 22 (9.61%) TDD
13 19 (8.30%) CRM
13 19 (8.30%) Stakeholder Management
14 18 (7.86%) MVC
14 18 (7.86%) SOA
14 18 (7.86%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 60 (26.20%) SQL
2 57 (24.89%) Java
3 52 (22.71%) C#
4 33 (14.41%) JavaScript
5 28 (12.23%) PHP
6 21 (9.17%) C++
6 21 (9.17%) PowerShell
7 15 (6.55%) VB.NET
8 7 (3.06%) Python
9 6 (2.62%) Shell Script
10 5 (2.18%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.75%) C
11 4 (1.75%) Objective-C
11 4 (1.75%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.75%) VBA
11 4 (1.75%) XPath
12 3 (1.31%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.44%) ABAP
13 1 (0.44%) R
13 1 (0.44%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 50 (21.83%) Degree
2 23 (10.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (8.73%) ITIL Certification
4 18 (7.86%) Postgraduate
5 13 (5.68%) MCITP
6 8 (3.49%) MCSA
7 7 (3.06%) Oracle Certification
8 6 (2.62%) OCA
9 3 (1.31%) Security Cleared
10 2 (0.87%) Chartered Engineer
10 2 (0.87%) CISM
10 2 (0.87%) CISSP
10 2 (0.87%) CITP
10 2 (0.87%) MCSE
10 2 (0.87%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.87%) Sun Certification
11 1 (0.44%) CISA
11 1 (0.44%) ECDL
11 1 (0.44%) GIAC
11 1 (0.44%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (12.23%) SLA
2 16 (6.99%) QA
3 6 (2.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (2.18%) Data Quality
4 5 (2.18%) GDPR
5 2 (0.87%) PMO
6 1 (0.44%) COBIT
6 1 (0.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 44 (19.21%) Active Directory
2 30 (13.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (10.04%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.06%) Terminal Services
5 6 (2.62%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.31%) Docker
6 3 (1.31%) Shibboleth
7 2 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.87%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.87%) vSphere
8 1 (0.44%) LXC
Systems Management
1 8 (3.49%) NetBackup
1 8 (3.49%) SCCM
2 6 (2.62%) SCOM
3 5 (2.18%) Ansible
4 4 (1.75%) HP Data Protector
4 4 (1.75%) SCOrch
4 4 (1.75%) SCSM
5 3 (1.31%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.31%) Puppet
5 3 (1.31%) Terraform
5 3 (1.31%) Tivoli
5 3 (1.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 91 (39.74%) Microsoft
2 38 (16.59%) Oracle
3 37 (16.16%) VMware
4 18 (7.86%) Veeam
5 15 (6.55%) HP
6 8 (3.49%) 3PAR
6 8 (3.49%) Red Hat
6 8 (3.49%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (3.49%) Veritas
7 7 (3.06%) SAP
8 6 (2.62%) Tableau
9 5 (2.18%) Adobe
9 5 (2.18%) Google
9 5 (2.18%) ServiceNow
10 4 (1.75%) Actifio
10 4 (1.75%) Citrix
10 4 (1.75%) EMC
10 4 (1.75%) ESRI
10 4 (1.75%) IBM
10 4 (1.75%) NetApp