Period
to 8 July 2020

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 8 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK > Wales
6 months to
8 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 18 20 14
Rank change year-on-year +2 -6 +3
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 131 138 245
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 10.38% 7.78% 12.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.75% 8.54% 13.61%
Number of salaries quoted 107 113 156
Median annual salary £33,750 £37,500 £40,105
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% -6.49% +0.26%
10th Percentile £21,250 £25,000 £19,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,308 £46,500
% change year-on-year +7.97% -0.41% +3.33%

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 1,115 1,615 1,800
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 88.35% 91.04% 93.75%
Number of salaries quoted 950 1,385 1,477
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,350 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%

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 8 July 2020.

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 8 July 2020. 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 94 £35,500 -11.25% 11
West Wales -4 18 £29,000 -3.33% 1
North Wales +12 11 £31,500 +6.78% 1
Mid Wales -1 8 - -
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 8 July 2020, 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 55 (41.98%) Finance
2 46 (35.11%) Microsoft
3 37 (28.24%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (27.48%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (25.95%) SQL
6 26 (19.85%) Degree
7 24 (18.32%) VMware
8 22 (16.79%) ITIL
8 22 (16.79%) DevOps
9 21 (16.03%) Azure
9 21 (16.03%) SQL Server
10 19 (14.50%) Linux
11 18 (13.74%) Windows
11 18 (13.74%) Scrum
12 17 (12.98%) CSS
12 17 (12.98%) HTML
12 17 (12.98%) JavaScript
12 17 (12.98%) VMware Infrastructure
13 16 (12.21%) Retail
13 16 (12.21%) C#
14 15 (11.45%) SLA
14 15 (11.45%) Windows Server
14 15 (11.45%) Self-Motivation
15 14 (10.69%) User Experience
15 14 (10.69%) Business Intelligence
15 14 (10.69%) Software Engineering
16 13 (9.92%) .NET
16 13 (9.92%) Advertising
16 13 (9.92%) Continuous Improvement
17 12 (9.16%) MVC

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 10 (7.63%) Tomcat
1 10 (7.63%) WebSphere
1 10 (7.63%) WebSphere Application Server
2 5 (3.82%) Skype for Business
3 4 (3.05%) IIS
3 4 (3.05%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.76%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.76%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (8.40%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (2.29%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.76%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.76%) Adobe XD
4 1 (0.76%) InVision
4 1 (0.76%) Marvel
4 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.76%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.76%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) ProductWriter
Cloud Services
1 21 (16.03%) Azure
2 10 (7.63%) Office 365
2 10 (7.63%) SaaS
3 8 (6.11%) AWS
4 4 (3.05%) IaaS
5 3 (2.29%) Logic Apps
6 2 (1.53%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.53%) BrowserStack
6 2 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.53%) GCP
7 1 (0.76%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.16%) Firewall
2 8 (6.11%) LAN
3 7 (5.34%) DHCP
3 7 (5.34%) DNS
3 7 (5.34%) VPN
4 6 (4.58%) WAN
5 5 (3.82%) FTP
5 5 (3.82%) Internet
5 5 (3.82%) Skype
5 5 (3.82%) SSH
5 5 (3.82%) SSL
5 5 (3.82%) VoIP
6 3 (2.29%) Intranet
6 3 (2.29%) SAN
6 3 (2.29%) VLAN
7 2 (1.53%) DMARC
7 2 (1.53%) Kerberos
7 2 (1.53%) Network Security
7 2 (1.53%) Unified Communications
7 2 (1.53%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (16.03%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.87%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (6.11%) MySQL
3 8 (6.11%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (4.58%) OLTP
4 6 (4.58%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 5 (3.82%) RDBMS
5 5 (3.82%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.29%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.29%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (2.29%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.53%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.76%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.76%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.76%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (6.87%) Git (software)
2 7 (5.34%) Selenium
2 7 (5.34%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (3.05%) SpecFlow
3 4 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.29%) JIRA
4 3 (2.29%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.53%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.53%) Postman
5 2 (1.53%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.76%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.76%) Balsamiq
6 1 (0.76%) Cypress.io
6 1 (0.76%) Gemini Tracker
6 1 (0.76%) MbUnit
6 1 (0.76%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.76%) MSTest
6 1 (0.76%) NUnit
6 1 (0.76%) TeamCity
General
1 55 (41.98%) Finance
2 16 (12.21%) Retail
3 13 (9.92%) Advertising
4 7 (5.34%) Retail Finance
5 6 (4.58%) Banking
6 4 (3.05%) Public Sector
7 3 (2.29%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.53%) Marketing
9 1 (0.76%) Electronics
9 1 (0.76%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 34 (25.95%) Developer
2 25 (19.08%) Analyst
3 12 (9.16%) Junior
4 9 (6.87%) Administrator
5 8 (6.11%) Consultant
5 8 (6.11%) Service Analyst
5 8 (6.11%) Service Desk Analyst
5 8 (6.11%) Support Analyst
5 8 (6.11%) Technical Consultant
6 7 (5.34%) Junior Consultant
6 7 (5.34%) Junior Technical Consultant
6 7 (5.34%) Senior Developer
6 7 (5.34%) Software Engineer
6 7 (5.34%) Support Engineer
7 6 (4.58%) Cloud Engineer
7 6 (4.58%) IT Manager
7 6 (4.58%) Senior Systems Administrator
7 6 (4.58%) Software Developer
7 6 (4.58%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (3.82%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.98%) CSS
1 17 (12.98%) HTML
2 13 (9.92%) .NET
3 9 (6.87%) Middleware
4 8 (6.11%) jQuery
5 7 (5.34%) AngularJS
5 7 (5.34%) WCF
6 6 (4.58%) .NET Core
6 6 (4.58%) Web Services
7 5 (3.82%) .NET Framework
7 5 (3.82%) Hibernate
7 5 (3.82%) SOAP
7 5 (3.82%) Spring
7 5 (3.82%) Struts
7 5 (3.82%) WSDL
8 3 (2.29%) ADO
8 3 (2.29%) ASP.NET
8 3 (2.29%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 3 (2.29%) Entity Framework
8 3 (2.29%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 37 (28.24%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (11.45%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (10.69%) User Experience
4 10 (7.63%) Management Information System
5 8 (6.11%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (5.34%) iSeries
6 7 (5.34%) Public Cloud
7 6 (4.58%) Driving Licence
8 4 (3.05%) Data Centre
8 4 (3.05%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (2.29%) CMDB
10 2 (1.53%) Analytical Mindset
10 2 (1.53%) Cloud Native
10 2 (1.53%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.76%) Clustering
11 1 (0.76%) Cyber Defence
11 1 (0.76%) Cyberthreat
11 1 (0.76%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.76%) Replication
11 1 (0.76%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (14.50%) Linux
2 18 (13.74%) Windows
3 15 (11.45%) Windows Server
4 5 (3.82%) OS/400
4 5 (3.82%) Windows Server 2016
5 3 (2.29%) VyOS
5 3 (2.29%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.76%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (27.48%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (16.79%) DevOps
2 22 (16.79%) ITIL
3 18 (13.74%) Scrum
4 14 (10.69%) Business Intelligence
4 14 (10.69%) Software Engineering
5 13 (9.92%) Continuous Improvement
6 12 (9.16%) MVC
6 12 (9.16%) Problem Management
6 12 (9.16%) TOGAF
7 11 (8.40%) Mentoring
7 11 (8.40%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (7.63%) Critical Thinking
8 10 (7.63%) Cybersecurity
8 10 (7.63%) Service Delivery
9 8 (6.11%) Decision-Making
9 8 (6.11%) ITSM
9 8 (6.11%) Kanban
9 8 (6.11%) Product Roadmap
9 8 (6.11%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 34 (25.95%) SQL
2 17 (12.98%) JavaScript
3 16 (12.21%) C#
4 10 (7.63%) PowerShell
5 9 (6.87%) Python
6 8 (6.11%) Bash Shell
7 7 (5.34%) Java
7 7 (5.34%) VB.NET
8 6 (4.58%) PL/SQL
8 6 (4.58%) Shell Script
9 5 (3.82%) C
9 5 (3.82%) Perl
9 5 (3.82%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.53%) PHP
11 1 (0.76%) C++
11 1 (0.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (19.85%) Degree
2 10 (7.63%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (4.58%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.53%) CCENT
5 2 (1.53%) CCNA
5 2 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.53%) MCITP
6 1 (0.76%) CREST Certified
6 1 (0.76%) ISEB
6 1 (0.76%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.76%) MCDST
6 1 (0.76%) PhD
6 1 (0.76%) SANS
6 1 (0.76%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.45%) SLA
2 3 (2.29%) QA
3 2 (1.53%) NCSC
3 2 (1.53%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.76%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (12.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (9.16%) Active Directory
3 7 (5.34%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (4.58%) Hyper-V
5 5 (3.82%) vSphere
6 4 (3.05%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (2.29%) Docker
8 1 (0.76%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (4.58%) Terraform
2 3 (2.29%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.29%) SCVMM
3 2 (1.53%) Ansible
3 2 (1.53%) SCCM
4 1 (0.76%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.76%) Grafana
4 1 (0.76%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.76%) Kibana
4 1 (0.76%) Nagios
4 1 (0.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 46 (35.11%) Microsoft
2 24 (18.32%) VMware
3 12 (9.16%) Cisco
3 12 (9.16%) IBM
4 7 (5.34%) RedGate
5 6 (4.58%) Fortinet
5 6 (4.58%) Oracle
6 5 (3.82%) Veeam
7 4 (3.05%) Aerohive Networks
7 4 (3.05%) SAP
8 3 (2.29%) Brocade
8 3 (2.29%) Extreme Networks
8 3 (2.29%) Juniper
8 3 (2.29%) SolarWinds
8 3 (2.29%) Vyatta
9 2 (1.53%) LexisNexis
9 2 (1.53%) Trend Micro
9 2 (1.53%) Zend
10 1 (0.76%) SonicWALL
10 1 (0.76%) WatchGuard