The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 75 80 73
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -7
Permanent jobs citing Validation 20 25 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.81% 2.02% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 2.38% 2.00%
Number of salaries quoted 20 25 15
Median salary £33,000 £35,000 £29,129
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.71% +20.15%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.65% -3.52%
Validation
Wales

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
956 1049 850
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 86.28% 84.67% 77.91%
Number of salaries quoted 856 900 776
Median salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of job ads across the South Wales region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Validation
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Validation Salary Trend in South Wales

Validation
Salary Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Validation across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016.

Validation Salary Histogram in South Wales

Validation
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newport +9 14 £30,750 -12.14%
Cardiff -7 3 £31,000 -6.55%
Caerphilly - 3 £47,500 -
Validation
Wales

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, IT jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for Validation.

1 19 (76.00%) SQL
2 17 (68.00%) ITIL
3 14 (56.00%) Systems Analysis
4 13 (52.00%) Incident Management
4 13 (52.00%) Data Modelling
5 12 (48.00%) Finance
6 10 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (36.00%) ISEB
7 9 (36.00%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (24.00%) TCP/IP
8 6 (24.00%) Data Security
8 6 (24.00%) Problem Management
8 6 (24.00%) Data Privacy
9 5 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
9 5 (20.00%) Public Cloud
9 5 (20.00%) VLAN
9 5 (20.00%) VMware
9 5 (20.00%) Firewall
9 5 (20.00%) Linux
9 5 (20.00%) Python
9 5 (20.00%) Perl
10 4 (16.00%) Advertising
10 4 (16.00%) iSeries
11 3 (12.00%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (12.00%) SaaS
11 3 (12.00%) Waterfall
11 3 (12.00%) Data Analysis

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in South 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:

Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Office
2 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (12.00%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (12.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (20.00%) Firewall
2 5 (20.00%) VLAN
3 2 (8.00%) tcpdump
3 2 (8.00%) Wireshark
4 1 (4.00%) LAN
4 1 (4.00%) WAN
4 1 (4.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.00%) QlikView
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 12 (48.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Advertising
3 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (60.00%) Analyst
2 14 (56.00%) Applications Support
2 14 (56.00%) Applications Support Analyst
2 14 (56.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) NOC Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Administrator
4 2 (8.00%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (8.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.00%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) Campaign Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Campaign Planning Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Graduate
5 1 (4.00%) Graduate Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Public Cloud
2 4 (16.00%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (8.00%) CentOS
2 2 (8.00%) Debian
3 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (68.00%) ITIL
2 14 (56.00%) Systems Analysis
3 13 (52.00%) Data Modelling
3 13 (52.00%) Incident Management
4 10 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (24.00%) Data Privacy
5 6 (24.00%) Data Security
5 6 (24.00%) Problem Management
6 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (12.00%) Business Analysis
6 3 (12.00%) Change Management
6 3 (12.00%) Data Analysis
6 3 (12.00%) Software Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (12.00%) Waterfall
7 2 (8.00%) ETL
7 2 (8.00%) Load Balancing
8 1 (4.00%) Data Management
8 1 (4.00%) Performance Testing
8 1 (4.00%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (76.00%) SQL
2 5 (20.00%) Perl
2 5 (20.00%) Python
3 2 (8.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.00%) C++
4 1 (4.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (36.00%) ISEB
1 9 (36.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
1 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.00%) iptables
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Nagios
1 2 (8.00%) Nessus
1 2 (8.00%) Nmap
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) VMware
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle
4 1 (4.00%) IBM