Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK > Wales
6 months to
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 16 16 21
Rank change year-on-year 0 +5 -9
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 93 219 195
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 9.77% 11.73% 10.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.81% 12.81% 11.52%
Number of salaries quoted 76 174 166
Median annual salary £44,250 £42,000 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.36% +8.39% -3.13%
10th Percentile £25,000 £21,250 £23,000
90th Percentile £55,250 £53,750 £52,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 860 1,709 1,692
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 90.34% 91.54% 89.33%
Number of salaries quoted 707 1,446 1,400
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £29,900 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £62,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £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 20 January 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 20 January 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 -5 65 £42,500 +4.94% 18
Mid Wales +7 11 - -
North Wales +14 8 £53,750 +70.63% 7
West Wales -8 7 £50,894 +21.18%
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 34 (36.56%) Microsoft
2 33 (35.48%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (30.11%) Azure
4 27 (29.03%) SQL
5 21 (22.58%) Finance
5 21 (22.58%) VMware
5 21 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (21.51%) VMware Infrastructure
6 20 (21.51%) ITIL
7 19 (20.43%) Degree
8 17 (18.28%) Windows
8 17 (18.28%) Business Intelligence
9 16 (17.20%) SLA
9 16 (17.20%) Microsoft Office
9 16 (17.20%) JavaScript
10 15 (16.13%) Data Modelling
10 15 (16.13%) PowerShell
10 15 (16.13%) DevOps
10 15 (16.13%) Continuous Improvement
10 15 (16.13%) Power BI
10 15 (16.13%) Power Platform
11 14 (15.05%) Mentoring
11 14 (15.05%) Service Delivery
12 13 (13.98%) CSS
12 13 (13.98%) HTML
12 13 (13.98%) Decision-Making
13 12 (12.90%) Linux
13 12 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (12.90%) Scrum
14 11 (11.83%) Service Management

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 6 (6.45%) Site Server
1 6 (6.45%) Skype for Business
2 3 (3.23%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.15%) IIS
3 2 (2.15%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.15%) SAS
Applications
1 16 (17.20%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (6.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (5.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.30%) Shopify
2 2 (2.15%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.15%) Sage 200
2 2 (2.15%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.08%) ProductWriter
Cloud Services
1 28 (30.11%) Azure
2 15 (16.13%) Power Platform
3 6 (6.45%) IaaS
3 6 (6.45%) Office 365
3 6 (6.45%) PaaS
4 2 (2.15%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.08%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (1.08%) AWS
5 1 (1.08%) Google Analytics
5 1 (1.08%) Google Tag Manager
5 1 (1.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.75%) LAN
1 10 (10.75%) WAN
2 7 (7.53%) Cisco IOS
3 6 (6.45%) DNS
3 6 (6.45%) Skype
3 6 (6.45%) Unified Communications
3 6 (6.45%) VoIP
3 6 (6.45%) VPN
3 6 (6.45%) VSAN
3 6 (6.45%) Wireless
4 4 (4.30%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (4.30%) Cisco Firepower
4 4 (4.30%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (4.30%) PBX
4 4 (4.30%) RTP
4 4 (4.30%) SAN
4 4 (4.30%) TCP/IP
4 4 (4.30%) VLAN
5 3 (3.23%) Firewall
5 3 (3.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (16.13%) Power BI
2 7 (7.53%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.38%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (4.30%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (4.30%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (4.30%) SQL Server 2019
5 3 (3.23%) MySQL
5 3 (3.23%) Tableau
6 2 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.15%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (4.30%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (3.23%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.23%) Maven
3 1 (1.08%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.08%) JIRA
3 1 (1.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (22.58%) Finance
2 5 (5.38%) Manufacturing
2 5 (5.38%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.30%) Advertising
4 3 (3.23%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.15%) Games
5 2 (2.15%) Housing Association
5 2 (2.15%) Marketing
6 1 (1.08%) Legal
6 1 (1.08%) Public Sector
6 1 (1.08%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 19 (20.43%) Developer
2 18 (19.35%) Analyst
3 13 (13.98%) Data Analyst
4 9 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (7.53%) Consultant
6 6 (6.45%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (5.38%) IT Engineer
7 5 (5.38%) IT Manager
8 4 (4.30%) Java Developer
8 4 (4.30%) Junior
8 4 (4.30%) Lead Developer
8 4 (4.30%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.30%) Network Consultant
8 4 (4.30%) Research Engineer
8 4 (4.30%) Software Developer
8 4 (4.30%) SQL Analyst
8 4 (4.30%) SQL Data Analyst
8 4 (4.30%) SQL Developer
8 4 (4.30%) VMware Engineer
8 4 (4.30%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.98%) CSS
1 13 (13.98%) HTML
2 7 (7.53%) .NET
2 7 (7.53%) jQuery
3 6 (6.45%) AngularJS
3 6 (6.45%) JSON
4 4 (4.30%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (4.30%) LAMP
4 4 (4.30%) Spring Boot
4 4 (4.30%) WAMP
4 4 (4.30%) WCF
5 3 (3.23%) CSS3
5 3 (3.23%) HTML5
5 3 (3.23%) Node.js
5 3 (3.23%) React
5 3 (3.23%) Spring
6 2 (2.15%) Flutter
6 2 (2.15%) Vue.js
7 1 (1.08%) Django
7 1 (1.08%) GatsbyJS
Miscellaneous
1 33 (35.48%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.68%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (8.60%) Clustering
3 8 (8.60%) Management Information System
3 8 (8.60%) User Experience
4 6 (6.45%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (4.30%) Analytical Mindset
6 3 (3.23%) PKI
6 3 (3.23%) Replication
7 2 (2.15%) CMDB
7 2 (2.15%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (2.15%) Driving Licence
7 2 (2.15%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (2.15%) iSeries
8 1 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.08%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 17 (18.28%) Windows
2 12 (12.90%) Linux
3 8 (8.60%) Windows Server 2016
4 7 (7.53%) Windows 10
5 6 (6.45%) CentOS
5 6 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (5.38%) Windows Server
7 4 (4.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (4.30%) Windows Server 2019
8 3 (3.23%) Android
8 3 (3.23%) Mac OS
8 3 (3.23%) Mac OS X
8 3 (3.23%) Unix
9 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (21.51%) ITIL
3 17 (18.28%) Business Intelligence
4 15 (16.13%) Continuous Improvement
4 15 (16.13%) Data Modelling
4 15 (16.13%) DevOps
5 14 (15.05%) Mentoring
5 14 (15.05%) Service Delivery
6 13 (13.98%) Decision-Making
7 12 (12.90%) Scrum
7 12 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (11.83%) Service Management
9 9 (9.68%) Creative Thinking
9 9 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 8 (8.60%) Capacity Planning
10 8 (8.60%) Data Analysis
10 8 (8.60%) Performance Monitoring
10 8 (8.60%) Performance Tuning
10 8 (8.60%) Security Patching
11 7 (7.53%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (29.03%) SQL
2 16 (17.20%) JavaScript
3 15 (16.13%) PowerShell
4 8 (8.60%) C#
5 5 (5.38%) Java
6 3 (3.23%) PHP
6 3 (3.23%) Python
7 2 (2.15%) RPG
7 2 (2.15%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.08%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (20.43%) Degree
2 10 (10.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (7.53%) MCSA
4 4 (4.30%) CCIE
4 4 (4.30%) CCNP
4 4 (4.30%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (4.30%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (3.23%) HNC
5 3 (3.23%) HND
5 3 (3.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (3.23%) MCSD
5 3 (3.23%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.23%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.15%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.15%) OCA
6 2 (2.15%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (1.08%) MCSE
7 1 (1.08%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (17.20%) SLA
2 4 (4.30%) GDPR
3 3 (3.23%) HAZOP
3 3 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 20 (21.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (10.75%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (9.68%) Hyper-V
4 8 (8.60%) Active Directory
5 6 (6.45%) Docker
5 6 (6.45%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (4.30%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (3.23%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 6 (6.45%) Ansible
1 6 (6.45%) Kubernetes
1 6 (6.45%) SCVMM
1 6 (6.45%) Terraform
1 6 (6.45%) vCenter Server
2 3 (3.23%) Jamf Pro
2 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (3.23%) SCCM
3 2 (2.15%) Data Guard
3 2 (2.15%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 34 (36.56%) Microsoft
2 21 (22.58%) VMware
3 11 (11.83%) Cisco
4 7 (7.53%) Veeam
5 6 (6.45%) Alteryx
5 6 (6.45%) Cognos
5 6 (6.45%) Red Hat
6 4 (4.30%) FalconStor
6 4 (4.30%) Fortinet
6 4 (4.30%) RedGate
7 3 (3.23%) Apple
8 2 (2.15%) Citrix
8 2 (2.15%) Civica
8 2 (2.15%) Dialogic
8 2 (2.15%) Juniper
8 2 (2.15%) Oracle
8 2 (2.15%) Sage
8 2 (2.15%) SAP
8 2 (2.15%) WooCommerce
9 1 (1.08%) Google