Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK > Wales
6 months to
23 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 22 25 15
Rank change year-on-year +3 -10 +2
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 70 145 222
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 9.52% 7.87% 10.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.65% 8.76% 12.21%
Number of salaries quoted 62 107 173
Median annual salary £45,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.88% -3.75% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,500 £22,600
90th Percentile £54,925 £50,000 £52,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £49,362 £47,500
% change year-on-year +6.36% +3.92% +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 657 1,655 1,818
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 89.39% 89.80% 89.87%
Number of salaries quoted 592 1,389 1,473
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,000 £25,090
90th Percentile £57,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +14 59 £43,500 +8.75% 12
North Wales +12 5 £58,750 +135.00% 1
Mid Wales -3 5 - - 1
West Wales -14 1 £55,000 +83.33% 4
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 32 (45.71%) Microsoft
2 31 (44.29%) Azure
3 28 (40.00%) VMware
4 26 (37.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (37.14%) Mentoring
5 22 (31.43%) ITIL
6 21 (30.00%) LAN
6 21 (30.00%) SLA
6 21 (30.00%) Finance
7 19 (27.14%) SQL
8 18 (25.71%) WAN
9 17 (24.29%) Hyper-V
9 17 (24.29%) VMware ESXi
9 17 (24.29%) Analytical Skills
10 16 (22.86%) Virtual Machines
10 16 (22.86%) Creative Thinking
10 16 (22.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 16 (22.86%) Degree
10 16 (22.86%) VPN
10 16 (22.86%) Cisco
11 15 (21.43%) SCVMM
11 15 (21.43%) Skype for Business
11 15 (21.43%) Customer Requirements
11 15 (21.43%) Proactive Monitoring
11 15 (21.43%) Skype
12 14 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (20.00%) JavaScript
12 14 (20.00%) Windows
13 13 (18.57%) Linux
14 12 (17.14%) DevOps

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 15 (21.43%) Skype for Business
2 6 (8.57%) IIS
2 6 (8.57%) SharePoint
2 6 (8.57%) Site Server
3 2 (2.86%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (15.71%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.29%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.43%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.43%) Adobe XD
4 1 (1.43%) InVision
4 1 (1.43%) Marvel
4 1 (1.43%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.43%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Sage 200
1 2 (2.86%) Shopify
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 31 (44.29%) Azure
2 6 (8.57%) Office 365
3 5 (7.14%) IaaS
4 4 (5.71%) AWS
4 4 (5.71%) SaaS
5 3 (4.29%) PaaS
5 3 (4.29%) Power Platform
6 2 (2.86%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.43%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (1.43%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (1.43%) GCP
7 1 (1.43%) Google Analytics
7 1 (1.43%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 21 (30.00%) LAN
2 18 (25.71%) WAN
3 16 (22.86%) VPN
4 15 (21.43%) Skype
5 10 (14.29%) Unified Communications
6 8 (11.43%) Wireless
7 6 (8.57%) DNS
7 6 (8.57%) VSAN
8 5 (7.14%) DHCP
9 4 (5.71%) VoIP
10 3 (4.29%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (4.29%) Cisco Firepower
10 3 (4.29%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (4.29%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (4.29%) Internet
10 3 (4.29%) VLAN
11 2 (2.86%) Firewall
11 2 (2.86%) Kerberos
12 1 (1.43%) RTP
12 1 (1.43%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.14%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (5.71%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (5.71%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (5.71%) SQL Server 2019
4 3 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.29%) Power BI
4 3 (4.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (4.29%) Tableau
5 2 (2.86%) MySQL
5 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.43%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.43%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.43%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (8.57%) Selenium
2 4 (5.71%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (4.29%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.29%) SpecFlow
4 2 (2.86%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.43%) Axure RP
5 1 (1.43%) Balsamiq
5 1 (1.43%) MbUnit
5 1 (1.43%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.43%) MSTest
5 1 (1.43%) NUnit
5 1 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.43%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (30.00%) Finance
2 11 (15.71%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.86%) Marketing
3 2 (2.86%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.43%) Legal
4 1 (1.43%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 16 (22.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (18.57%) Developer
3 6 (8.57%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 5 (7.14%) Applications Engineer
4 5 (7.14%) Audio Engineer
4 5 (7.14%) Consultant
4 5 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
4 5 (7.14%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (7.14%) VMware Engineer
4 5 (7.14%) Voice Engineer
5 4 (5.71%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (5.71%) SQL Developer
5 4 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) IT Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) Network Consultant
6 3 (4.29%) Network Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.71%) CSS
1 11 (15.71%) HTML
2 6 (8.57%) jQuery
3 4 (5.71%) AngularJS
3 4 (5.71%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (5.71%) WCF
4 3 (4.29%) JSON
5 2 (2.86%) .NET
5 2 (2.86%) React
5 2 (2.86%) SAML
6 1 (1.43%) CSS3
6 1 (1.43%) Doctrine
6 1 (1.43%) GatsbyJS
6 1 (1.43%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.43%) LAMP
6 1 (1.43%) Node.js
6 1 (1.43%) RESTful
6 1 (1.43%) Symfony
6 1 (1.43%) WAMP
6 1 (1.43%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (24.29%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (15.71%) Clustering
3 6 (8.57%) Replication
3 6 (8.57%) User Experience
4 5 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (5.71%) Driving Licence
6 3 (4.29%) Data Centre
6 3 (4.29%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (2.86%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.43%) Cloud Native
8 1 (1.43%) CMDB
8 1 (1.43%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 14 (20.00%) Windows
2 13 (18.57%) Linux
3 10 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 10 (14.29%) Windows Server 2016
4 6 (8.57%) CentOS
4 6 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (7.14%) Windows 10
5 5 (7.14%) Windows Server 2019
6 3 (4.29%) VyOS
7 2 (2.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (37.14%) Mentoring
2 22 (31.43%) ITIL
3 16 (22.86%) Creative Thinking
3 16 (22.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 15 (21.43%) Customer Requirements
4 15 (21.43%) Proactive Monitoring
5 14 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (17.14%) DevOps
7 9 (12.86%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (11.43%) Decision-Making
8 8 (11.43%) Service Delivery
9 7 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (10.00%) Security Patching
9 7 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (8.57%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (8.57%) Creative Problem-Solving
10 6 (8.57%) MVC
10 6 (8.57%) Network Design
10 6 (8.57%) Patch Management
10 6 (8.57%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 19 (27.14%) SQL
2 14 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 11 (15.71%) PowerShell
4 8 (11.43%) C#
5 2 (2.86%) PHP
5 2 (2.86%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.43%) C
6 1 (1.43%) Java
6 1 (1.43%) Python
6 1 (1.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (22.86%) Degree
2 4 (5.71%) MCSA
2 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.29%) CCIE
3 3 (4.29%) CCNP
3 3 (4.29%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (4.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (4.29%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.43%) MCSE
4 1 (1.43%) OCA
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (1.43%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (30.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.43%) QA
System Software
1 26 (37.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (24.29%) Hyper-V
2 17 (24.29%) VMware ESXi
3 16 (22.86%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (12.86%) Active Directory
5 7 (10.00%) Docker
6 2 (2.86%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (21.43%) SCVMM
2 7 (10.00%) Ansible
2 7 (10.00%) Kubernetes
3 6 (8.57%) Terraform
3 6 (8.57%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.43%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 32 (45.71%) Microsoft
2 28 (40.00%) VMware
3 16 (22.86%) Cisco
4 9 (12.86%) Veeam
5 6 (8.57%) Red Hat
6 5 (7.14%) Dialogic
6 5 (7.14%) Fortinet
6 5 (7.14%) Juniper
7 4 (5.71%) RedGate
8 3 (4.29%) Brocade
8 3 (4.29%) Extreme Networks
8 3 (4.29%) SolarWinds
8 3 (4.29%) Vyatta
9 2 (2.86%) Adobe
9 2 (2.86%) Aerohive Networks
9 2 (2.86%) Sage
10 1 (1.43%) FalconStor
10 1 (1.43%) Google
10 1 (1.43%) Oracle
10 1 (1.43%) Zend