Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK > Wales
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 17 18
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 231 238 308
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 11.14% 11.48% 11.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.56% 12.40% 12.94%
Number of salaries quoted 186 179 250
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +10.29%
10th Percentile £21,750 £21,200 £21,000
90th Percentile £51,250 £54,800 £47,625
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 1,839 1,919 2,381
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 88.71% 92.53% 90.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1,484 1,649 2,032
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £56,250 £55,250
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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +2 162 £40,000 - 41
West Wales +23 35 £33,934 -9.51% 4
Mid Wales -2 26 - -
North Wales +5 8 £40,000 - 8
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 82 (35.50%) Microsoft
2 80 (34.63%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (26.41%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (24.68%) Windows
5 55 (23.81%) SQL
6 53 (22.94%) ITIL
7 52 (22.51%) Java
8 45 (19.48%) C#
9 44 (19.05%) SQL Server
10 43 (18.61%) Active Directory
11 38 (16.45%) HTML
11 38 (16.45%) JavaScript
11 38 (16.45%) Continuous Improvement
12 36 (15.58%) Degree
12 36 (15.58%) Service Delivery
12 36 (15.58%) Finance
12 36 (15.58%) Windows Server
13 33 (14.29%) Decision-Making
13 33 (14.29%) VMware
13 33 (14.29%) .NET
14 32 (13.85%) SLA
15 31 (13.42%) Oracle
15 31 (13.42%) Scrum
16 29 (12.55%) PHP
16 29 (12.55%) Mentoring
16 29 (12.55%) Self-Motivation
17 27 (11.69%) Linux
18 26 (11.26%) OO
18 26 (11.26%) Unix
18 26 (11.26%) Amazon AWS

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 17 (7.36%) MS Exchange
2 15 (6.49%) SharePoint
3 12 (5.19%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (4.33%) IIS
5 8 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (3.03%) SAS
7 6 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (2.16%) Confluence
8 5 (2.16%) Drupal
9 4 (1.73%) CMS
10 3 (1.30%) Liferay
10 3 (1.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.87%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.87%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.43%) nginx
12 1 (0.43%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (8.23%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (3.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (2.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (1.73%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.87%) SPSS
7 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (3.03%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 26 (11.26%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (8.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (7.79%) Office 365
4 6 (2.60%) IaaS
4 6 (2.60%) OneDrive
4 6 (2.60%) PaaS
5 5 (2.16%) SaaS
6 3 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.30%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.43%) Datadog
7 1 (0.43%) GitHub
7 1 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 21 (9.09%) SAN
2 13 (5.63%) LAN
2 13 (5.63%) WAN
3 12 (5.19%) Firewall
4 9 (3.90%) VoIP
4 9 (3.90%) VPN
5 8 (3.46%) DNS
6 7 (3.03%) DHCP
6 7 (3.03%) WLAN
7 6 (2.60%) Wireless
8 5 (2.16%) NAS
9 4 (1.73%) DVB
9 4 (1.73%) PBX
9 4 (1.73%) RTP
9 4 (1.73%) TCP/IP
9 4 (1.73%) Wireshark
10 3 (1.30%) Internet
10 3 (1.30%) Kerberos
11 2 (0.87%) Hyperconnected
11 2 (0.87%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (6.93%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (6.93%) MySQL
4 15 (6.49%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (5.19%) Relational Database
6 9 (3.90%) MongoDB
6 9 (3.90%) Oracle Database
6 9 (3.90%) SQL Server 2016
7 8 (3.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (2.60%) Power BI
9 5 (2.16%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (1.73%) GIS
10 4 (1.73%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (1.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (1.30%) Data Mart
11 3 (1.30%) QlikView
11 3 (1.30%) Snowflake Schema
11 3 (1.30%) Spotfire
12 2 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (8.23%) JIRA
2 14 (6.06%) Git (software)
3 7 (3.03%) Maven
4 5 (2.16%) Subversion
4 5 (2.16%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.73%) Android Studio
5 4 (1.73%) Cucumber
5 4 (1.73%) Eclipse
5 4 (1.73%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (1.73%) Xcode
6 3 (1.30%) Bugzilla
6 3 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.30%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.43%) Ant
7 1 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.43%) Babel
7 1 (0.43%) gulp
7 1 (0.43%) JUnit
7 1 (0.43%) Travis CI
7 1 (0.43%) webpack
General
1 36 (15.58%) Finance
2 11 (4.76%) Marketing
3 5 (2.16%) Retail
4 4 (1.73%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.87%) Advertising
5 2 (0.87%) Banking
5 2 (0.87%) Electronics
5 2 (0.87%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.43%) Back Office
6 1 (0.43%) Billing
6 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.43%) Law
6 1 (0.43%) Legal
Job Titles
1 67 (29.00%) Developer
2 40 (17.32%) Analyst
3 26 (11.26%) Support Engineer
4 19 (8.23%) Applications Support
4 19 (8.23%) Junior
5 18 (7.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 17 (7.36%) Software Developer
7 14 (6.06%) Junior Developer
7 14 (6.06%) Service Analyst
7 14 (6.06%) Systems Analyst
8 13 (5.63%) .NET Developer
8 13 (5.63%) Senior Analyst
9 12 (5.19%) C# Developer
9 12 (5.19%) C++ Developer
9 12 (5.19%) Junior C++ Developer
10 11 (4.76%) Applications Engineer
10 11 (4.76%) Applications Support Engineer
10 11 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
10 11 (4.76%) Support Analyst
11 10 (4.33%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (16.45%) HTML
2 33 (14.29%) .NET
3 24 (10.39%) CSS
3 24 (10.39%) SOAP
4 22 (9.52%) XML
5 19 (8.23%) Web Services
6 18 (7.79%) REST
7 15 (6.49%) AngularJS
8 12 (5.19%) .NET Framework
8 12 (5.19%) KnockoutJS
8 12 (5.19%) React
9 10 (4.33%) WCF
10 9 (3.90%) Hibernate
10 9 (3.90%) jQuery
10 9 (3.90%) JSON
10 9 (3.90%) Spring
11 8 (3.46%) Node.js
12 7 (3.03%) ASP.NET
13 5 (2.16%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (2.16%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 80 (34.63%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (12.55%) Self-Motivation
3 23 (9.96%) Computer Science
3 23 (9.96%) User Experience
4 22 (9.52%) Management Information System
5 17 (7.36%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (6.49%) Driving Licence
7 13 (5.63%) Algorithms
7 13 (5.63%) Replication
8 10 (4.33%) CMDB
9 5 (2.16%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.73%) MPEG
11 3 (1.30%) Clustering
11 3 (1.30%) Data Centre
11 3 (1.30%) Fat Client
11 3 (1.30%) Thin Client
12 2 (0.87%) Fintech
12 2 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (0.87%) Mainframe
13 1 (0.43%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 57 (24.68%) Windows
2 36 (15.58%) Windows Server
3 27 (11.69%) Linux
4 26 (11.26%) Unix
5 18 (7.79%) Windows 7
6 13 (5.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (5.19%) Android
8 11 (4.76%) Windows 10
9 10 (4.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (4.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (3.46%) Apple iOS
11 6 (2.60%) CentOS
12 5 (2.16%) Solaris
13 4 (1.73%) SUSE
14 3 (1.30%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.87%) AIX
16 1 (0.43%) DC/OS
16 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.43%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 1 (0.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (26.41%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (22.94%) ITIL
3 38 (16.45%) Continuous Improvement
4 36 (15.58%) Service Delivery
5 33 (14.29%) Decision-Making
6 31 (13.42%) Scrum
7 29 (12.55%) Mentoring
8 26 (11.26%) OO
9 24 (10.39%) Service Management
10 23 (9.96%) Business Intelligence
11 22 (9.52%) TDD
12 21 (9.09%) Change Management
12 21 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
12 21 (9.09%) Project Management
13 20 (8.66%) Continuous Integration
13 20 (8.66%) MVC
14 19 (8.23%) Coaching
14 19 (8.23%) Problem Management
15 18 (7.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 18 (7.79%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 55 (23.81%) SQL
2 52 (22.51%) Java
3 45 (19.48%) C#
4 38 (16.45%) JavaScript
5 29 (12.55%) PHP
6 16 (6.93%) C++
7 9 (3.90%) VB.NET
8 7 (3.03%) Objective-C
8 7 (3.03%) Python
9 6 (2.60%) PL/SQL
9 6 (2.60%) PowerShell
9 6 (2.60%) T-SQL
10 5 (2.16%) VBA
11 4 (1.73%) C
11 4 (1.73%) XPath
12 2 (0.87%) R
12 2 (0.87%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.43%) ES6
13 1 (0.43%) Jython
13 1 (0.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 36 (15.58%) Degree
2 14 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
2 14 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (5.19%) Postgraduate
4 7 (3.03%) MCITP
4 7 (3.03%) MCSA
4 7 (3.03%) Oracle Certification
4 7 (3.03%) Security Cleared
5 6 (2.60%) OCA
5 6 (2.60%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.30%) MCSE
7 2 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.43%) Avaya Certification
8 1 (0.43%) CISM
8 1 (0.43%) CISSP
8 1 (0.43%) ECDL
8 1 (0.43%) GIAC
8 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.43%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (13.85%) SLA
2 17 (7.36%) QA
3 5 (2.16%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.30%) GDPR
6 1 (0.43%) PMO
System Software
1 43 (18.61%) Active Directory
2 24 (10.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (6.93%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.03%) Terminal Services
5 6 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.30%) Shibboleth
6 3 (1.30%) vSphere
7 1 (0.43%) Docker
7 1 (0.43%) LXC
7 1 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.43%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 9 (3.90%) SCCM
2 3 (1.30%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (1.30%) SCOM
2 3 (1.30%) SCOrch
2 3 (1.30%) SCSM
3 2 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.43%) Ansible
4 1 (0.43%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.43%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.43%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.43%) Packer
4 1 (0.43%) Puppet
4 1 (0.43%) Terraform
4 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 82 (35.50%) Microsoft
2 33 (14.29%) VMware
3 31 (13.42%) Oracle
4 10 (4.33%) Red Hat
4 10 (4.33%) Veeam
5 8 (3.46%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (3.46%) SAP
6 7 (3.03%) Tableau
7 6 (2.60%) Google
7 6 (2.60%) NetApp
8 5 (2.16%) Adobe
8 5 (2.16%) Cisco
8 5 (2.16%) Citrix
9 4 (1.73%) EMC
9 4 (1.73%) ESRI
9 4 (1.73%) HP
10 3 (1.30%) Actifio
10 3 (1.30%) Apple
11 2 (0.87%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.87%) Remedy