The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 112 113 72
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -41
Permanent jobs citing Validation 14 15 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.64% 0.70% 2.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.88% 3.43%
Number of salaries quoted 13 8 36
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,600 £33,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £80,000 £68,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Validation
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1684 1700 1194
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 77.32% 79.51% 70.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1446 1512 1009
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Validation across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Validation
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Validation across the Birmingham region.

Validation Salary Trend in Birmingham

Validation
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Validation across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Validation Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Validation.

1 20 (58.82%) Business Analysis
2 6 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2003
2 6 (17.65%) VMware
2 6 (17.65%) Finance
2 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 6 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 6 (17.65%) SCOM
2 6 (17.65%) vSphere
2 6 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (14.71%) Data Validation
4 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
5 3 (8.82%) Data Migration
5 3 (8.82%) Data Cleansing
5 3 (8.82%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (8.82%) SAP Data Services
5 3 (8.82%) DHCP
5 3 (8.82%) DNS
5 3 (8.82%) Business Objects
5 3 (8.82%) SAP
5 3 (8.82%) Symantec
5 3 (8.82%) LSMW
5 3 (8.82%) Migration
6 2 (5.88%) Degree
6 2 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (5.88%) BODI
6 2 (5.88%) Project Management
6 2 (5.88%) Data Mining
6 2 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (5.88%) SQL
6 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Validation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (17.65%) MS Exchange
1 6 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2003
1 6 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.94%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.94%) MS Office
3 1 (2.94%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) DHCP
1 3 (8.82%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) SAP Data Services
2 2 (5.88%) BODI
2 2 (5.88%) Data Mining
2 2 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.94%) OLTP
3 1 (2.94%) Star Schema
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.94%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.94%) MS Access
3 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.94%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) LSMW
General
1 6 (17.65%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Legal
2 1 (2.94%) Banking
2 1 (2.94%) Billing
2 1 (2.94%) Back Office
2 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (67.65%) Analyst
2 21 (61.76%) Business Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Support Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Data Architect
5 3 (8.82%) SAP Architect
5 3 (8.82%) Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) SAP Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Migration Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) SAP Data Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) SAP Data Migration Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Data Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Data Migration Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) Lead Data Architect
7 1 (2.94%) Exchange Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) HTML
1 1 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.94%) Statistics
1 1 (2.94%) Mathematics
1 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
1 1 (2.94%) Data Extraction
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (58.82%) Business Analysis
2 5 (14.71%) Data Validation
3 3 (8.82%) Data Migration
3 3 (8.82%) Data Cleansing
3 3 (8.82%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (8.82%) Migration
4 2 (5.88%) P3M3
4 2 (5.88%) Project Management
5 1 (2.94%) Market Research
5 1 (2.94%) Data Entry
5 1 (2.94%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.94%) Change Control
5 1 (2.94%) Data Mapping
5 1 (2.94%) Data Analysis
5 1 (2.94%) ERP
5 1 (2.94%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.94%) Time Management
5 1 (2.94%) Software Testing
5 1 (2.94%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.88%) SQL
2 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
2 1 (2.94%) ABAP
2 1 (2.94%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) Degree
1 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) IIBA
2 1 (2.94%) ISEB
2 1 (2.94%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 6 (17.65%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (17.65%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
1 6 (17.65%) VMware
2 3 (8.82%) Symantec
2 3 (8.82%) Business Objects
2 3 (8.82%) SAP