Period
to 25 July 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 25 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK > Wales
6 months to
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 13 20 27
Rank change year-on-year +7 +7 -12
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 183 115 128
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 13.07% 9.95% 7.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.45% 11.21% 7.93%
Number of salaries quoted 72 92 108
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,775 £24,925
25th Percentile £32,072 £26,813 £27,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £41,250 £34,000 £36,750
Median % change year-on-year +21.32% -7.48% -8.13%
75th Percentile £50,313 £47,500 £46,500
90th Percentile £58,670 £54,250 £57,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.38% -

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 1,266 1,026 1,615
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 90.43% 88.75% 91.14%
Number of salaries quoted 896 876 1,403
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £33,750 £34,188 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £44,370 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.40% +6.25% -
75th Percentile £52,734 £52,500 £51,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £63,489 £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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +10 142 £42,500 +19.72% 30
Mid Wales +2 24 £35,000 - 1
West Wales -25 9 £26,000 -13.76% 5
North Wales -4 8 £31,650 +0.48% 4
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 115 (62.84%) Social Skills
2 66 (36.07%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (30.05%) SQL
4 46 (25.14%) Java
4 46 (25.14%) SC Cleared
4 46 (25.14%) Security Cleared
5 42 (22.95%) Service Delivery
6 41 (22.40%) Analytical Skills
7 37 (20.22%) Docker
7 37 (20.22%) Scrum
8 36 (19.67%) Change Management
9 35 (19.13%) Microsoft
9 35 (19.13%) REST
10 33 (18.03%) Spring
10 33 (18.03%) Java 8
11 31 (16.94%) JavaScript
12 29 (15.85%) SLA
12 29 (15.85%) Decision-Making
12 29 (15.85%) Microservices
13 28 (15.30%) Jenkins
13 28 (15.30%) Continuous Integration
14 27 (14.75%) SOA
14 27 (14.75%) Coaching
15 26 (14.21%) Analytics
15 26 (14.21%) ITSM
15 26 (14.21%) Azure
16 25 (13.66%) Time Management
16 25 (13.66%) TDD
16 25 (13.66%) Business Intelligence
16 25 (13.66%) SQL Server

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 7 (3.83%) Tomcat
2 6 (3.28%) Skype for Business
3 5 (2.73%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.64%) Apache
4 3 (1.64%) CMS
4 3 (1.64%) JBoss
5 2 (1.09%) Headless CMS
5 2 (1.09%) OnBase
6 1 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.55%) nginx
6 1 (0.55%) WordPress
Applications
1 20 (10.93%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.55%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 16 (8.74%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.55%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 26 (14.21%) Azure
2 22 (12.02%) GitHub
3 21 (11.48%) Serverless
4 12 (6.56%) AWS
4 12 (6.56%) Microsoft 365
5 8 (4.37%) Twilio
6 7 (3.83%) npm
7 6 (3.28%) NuGet
7 6 (3.28%) Yammer
8 5 (2.73%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (2.19%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (2.19%) Amazon S3
9 4 (2.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 4 (2.19%) Power Platform
10 3 (1.64%) GCP
10 3 (1.64%) SaaS
11 2 (1.09%) Force.com
11 2 (1.09%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 1 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.55%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.92%) Cisco IOS
2 8 (4.37%) Cisco ISE
2 8 (4.37%) Remote Desktop
3 6 (3.28%) Skype
4 5 (2.73%) LAN
4 5 (2.73%) WAN
5 4 (2.19%) Kerberos
5 4 (2.19%) SMTP
5 4 (2.19%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.19%) VPN
6 3 (1.64%) Firewall
6 3 (1.64%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (1.09%) Wireless
8 1 (0.55%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.55%) Cisco Firepower
8 1 (0.55%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.55%) NX-OS
8 1 (0.55%) SD-WAN
8 1 (0.55%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (13.66%) SQL Server
2 23 (12.57%) Big Data
3 22 (12.02%) MySQL
4 21 (11.48%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (6.56%) Amazon RDS
6 9 (4.92%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (2.73%) Oracle Database
8 4 (2.19%) Power BI
9 3 (1.64%) MongoDB
10 2 (1.09%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.55%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 1 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.55%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.55%) GIS
11 1 (0.55%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 28 (15.30%) Jenkins
2 21 (11.48%) Git (software)
3 11 (6.01%) Maven
4 8 (4.37%) Visual Studio Code
5 4 (2.19%) Selenium
6 3 (1.64%) Ant
6 3 (1.64%) git-flow
6 3 (1.64%) JIRA
6 3 (1.64%) JMeter
6 3 (1.64%) Protractor
6 3 (1.64%) Storybook
6 3 (1.64%) Subversion
7 2 (1.09%) ESLint
7 2 (1.09%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.09%) Travis CI
8 1 (0.55%) Firebug
8 1 (0.55%) Postman
8 1 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.55%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.55%) Xdebug
General
1 115 (62.84%) Social Skills
2 41 (22.40%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (11.48%) Finance
4 10 (5.46%) Law
4 10 (5.46%) Telecoms
5 8 (4.37%) Advertising
5 8 (4.37%) Legal
6 5 (2.73%) Organisational Skills
6 5 (2.73%) Retail
7 3 (1.64%) Billing
7 3 (1.64%) Games
7 3 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.09%) Influencing Skills
8 2 (1.09%) Marketing
9 1 (0.55%) Documentation Skills
9 1 (0.55%) Local Government
9 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.55%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 92 (50.27%) Developer
2 34 (18.58%) Java Developer
3 20 (10.93%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 20 (10.93%) Report Developer
4 18 (9.84%) Analyst
5 17 (9.29%) Software Developer
6 16 (8.74%) DBA
6 16 (8.74%) MySQL DBA
7 9 (4.92%) .NET Developer
7 9 (4.92%) Consultant
8 8 (4.37%) Full Stack Developer
8 8 (4.37%) Junior
8 8 (4.37%) Senior Developer
9 6 (3.28%) .NET Software Developer
9 6 (3.28%) Java Software Developer
9 6 (3.28%) Junior Developer
9 6 (3.28%) Messaging Engineer
9 6 (3.28%) Technical Consultant
9 6 (3.28%) Technical Support
10 5 (2.73%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (19.13%) REST
2 33 (18.03%) Spring
3 24 (13.11%) Hibernate
3 24 (13.11%) Middleware
4 23 (12.57%) AngularJS
4 23 (12.57%) GraphQL
5 21 (11.48%) JavaBeans
6 20 (10.93%) CSS
6 20 (10.93%) HTML
7 18 (9.84%) .NET
8 15 (8.20%) React
9 12 (6.56%) Angular 2
9 12 (6.56%) SOAP
10 10 (5.46%) Node.js
10 10 (5.46%) RESTful
11 9 (4.92%) Express
11 9 (4.92%) HTML5
12 8 (4.37%) CSS3
12 8 (4.37%) XML
13 7 (3.83%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.84%) Self-Motivation
2 16 (8.74%) Clustering
3 13 (7.10%) User Experience
4 8 (4.37%) PKI
5 5 (2.73%) Driving Licence
5 5 (2.73%) Renewable Energy
6 4 (2.19%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (2.19%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.64%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.09%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.09%) Analytical Mindset
8 2 (1.09%) Legacy Applications
8 2 (1.09%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.55%) Life Science
9 1 (0.55%) Raspberry Pi
9 1 (0.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (11.48%) Windows
2 13 (7.10%) Android
3 10 (5.46%) Windows 10
4 8 (4.37%) Mac OS
4 8 (4.37%) Mac OS X
4 8 (4.37%) Windows Server
5 6 (3.28%) Linux
6 5 (2.73%) Apple iOS
7 4 (2.19%) CentOS
7 4 (2.19%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (36.07%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (22.95%) Service Delivery
3 37 (20.22%) Scrum
4 36 (19.67%) Change Management
5 29 (15.85%) Decision-Making
5 29 (15.85%) Microservices
6 28 (15.30%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (14.75%) Coaching
7 27 (14.75%) SOA
8 26 (14.21%) Analytics
8 26 (14.21%) ITSM
9 25 (13.66%) Business Intelligence
9 25 (13.66%) Continuous Improvement
9 25 (13.66%) ITIL
9 25 (13.66%) TDD
9 25 (13.66%) Time Management
10 24 (13.11%) Data Modelling
11 23 (12.57%) BDD
11 23 (12.57%) Project Management
11 23 (12.57%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (30.05%) SQL
2 46 (25.14%) Java
3 33 (18.03%) Java 8
4 31 (16.94%) JavaScript
5 21 (11.48%) T-SQL
6 20 (10.93%) TypeScript
7 17 (9.29%) PowerShell
8 11 (6.01%) C#
9 8 (4.37%) PHP
10 7 (3.83%) C
11 6 (3.28%) Python
12 4 (2.19%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.09%) Apex Code
13 2 (1.09%) Apple Swift
13 2 (1.09%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.09%) ES6
13 2 (1.09%) Kotlin
13 2 (1.09%) Objective-C
13 2 (1.09%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.55%) R
Qualifications
1 46 (25.14%) SC Cleared
1 46 (25.14%) Security Cleared
2 19 (10.38%) Degree
3 10 (5.46%) ITIL Certification
4 9 (4.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.09%) SAFe Agilist
6 1 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.55%) CCIE
6 1 (0.55%) CCNP
6 1 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.55%) HND
6 1 (0.55%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.55%) MBA
6 1 (0.55%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.55%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (15.85%) SLA
2 2 (1.09%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.09%) GDPR
2 2 (1.09%) QA
System Software
1 37 (20.22%) Docker
2 11 (6.01%) Active Directory
3 8 (4.37%) BitLocker
4 5 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (2.19%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.55%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 22 (12.02%) Terraform
2 12 (6.56%) Kubernetes
2 12 (6.56%) SCCM
3 8 (4.37%) Jamf Pro
3 8 (4.37%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (2.19%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 4 (2.19%) Ansible
Vendors
1 35 (19.13%) Microsoft
2 16 (8.74%) Remedy
3 10 (5.46%) Cisco
4 8 (4.37%) Apple
5 6 (3.28%) VMware
6 5 (2.73%) Guidewire
6 5 (2.73%) Oracle
7 4 (2.19%) Brocade
7 4 (2.19%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.64%) LexisNexis
9 2 (1.09%) Hyland
9 2 (1.09%) Pardot
9 2 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.55%) Alteryx
10 1 (0.55%) Cognos
10 1 (0.55%) Fortinet
10 1 (0.55%) SAP
10 1 (0.55%) WooCommerce