The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
England / South West
Rank 166 163 156
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -7
Permanent jobs citing Validation 62 77 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.25% 1.40% 1.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 1.58% 1.96%
Number of salaries quoted 47 51 77
Median salary £47,500 £37,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+26.66% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £32,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%

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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4379 4881 5155
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 88.18% 89.02% 86.89%
Number of salaries quoted 3591 4130 4311
Median salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Validation
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Validation Salary Trend in the South West

Validation
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Validation across the South West region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017.

Validation Salary Histogram in the South West

Validation
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the South West region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 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
Bristol +15 37 £52,500 +26.50% 11
Gloucestershire -20 13 £35,000 -27.83% 2
Somerset +10 8 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Cornwall -4 4 - -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 West region with a requirement for Validation.

1 53 (43.44%) Security Cleared
2 41 (33.61%) DV Cleared
2 41 (33.61%) Degree
2 41 (33.61%) C
3 39 (31.97%) C++
3 39 (31.97%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (24.59%) ITIL
5 29 (23.77%) Java
6 26 (21.31%) Python
6 26 (21.31%) Management Information System
6 26 (21.31%) MODAF
7 25 (20.49%) Microsoft
8 24 (19.67%) VMware
8 24 (19.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 23 (18.85%) Linux
10 22 (18.03%) Service Management
10 22 (18.03%) Project Management
11 21 (17.21%) Perl
11 21 (17.21%) Selenium
11 21 (17.21%) SDLC
12 20 (16.39%) Continuous Integration
13 19 (15.57%) UML
14 18 (14.75%) Test Scripting
15 17 (13.93%) Hyper-V
15 17 (13.93%) Software Engineering
15 17 (13.93%) MS Excel
15 17 (13.93%) Cucumber
15 17 (13.93%) Cybersecurity
16 16 (13.11%) DevOps
16 16 (13.11%) SQL

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 9 (7.38%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.10%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (2.46%) Apache
4 1 (0.82%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.82%) PowerExchange
4 1 (0.82%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (13.93%) MS Excel
2 10 (8.20%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (3.28%) SPSS
4 1 (0.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.10%) Unit4 Business World
2 3 (2.46%) OpenText MBPM
2 3 (2.46%) Visualfiles
3 2 (1.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.46%) SaaS
2 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.38%) Wireless
2 7 (5.74%) Internet
2 7 (5.74%) Junos
3 5 (4.10%) MIMO
3 5 (4.10%) OFDM
4 4 (3.28%) 802.15
4 4 (3.28%) Bluetooth
4 4 (3.28%) LTE
4 4 (3.28%) NFC
4 4 (3.28%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (3.28%) WLAN
5 3 (2.46%) LAN
5 3 (2.46%) WAN
6 2 (1.64%) TETRA
7 1 (0.82%) Broadband
7 1 (0.82%) Skype
7 1 (0.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.66%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.38%) Big Data
3 7 (5.74%) Hadoop
4 6 (4.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.46%) IDOL
6 3 (2.46%) MySQL
6 3 (2.46%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.82%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (17.21%) Selenium
2 17 (13.93%) Cucumber
3 14 (11.48%) Rational DOORS
4 5 (4.10%) Rational Rhapsody
5 4 (3.28%) JMeter
5 4 (3.28%) LoadRunner
5 4 (3.28%) LoadUI
5 4 (3.28%) Mercurial
5 4 (3.28%) Ranorex
5 4 (3.28%) SoapUI
6 3 (2.46%) Subversion
7 2 (1.64%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.82%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.82%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.82%) JIRA
8 1 (0.82%) LabVIEW
General
1 14 (11.48%) Telecoms
2 12 (9.84%) Electronics
2 12 (9.84%) Finance
3 6 (4.92%) Marketing
4 3 (2.46%) Military
5 2 (1.64%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.64%) Automotive
5 2 (1.64%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.82%) Advertising
6 1 (0.82%) Banking
6 1 (0.82%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 26 (21.31%) Test Engineer
2 20 (16.39%) Systems Engineer
3 17 (13.93%) Integration Engineer
3 17 (13.93%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 13 (10.66%) Architect
4 13 (10.66%) Software Test Engineer
4 13 (10.66%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (9.02%) Software Integration Engineer
6 8 (6.56%) Developer
7 7 (5.74%) Software Engineer
8 5 (4.10%) Communications Engineer
8 5 (4.10%) Consultant
8 5 (4.10%) Design Engineer
9 4 (3.28%) Analyst
9 4 (3.28%) Analytics Manager
9 4 (3.28%) Data Manager
9 4 (3.28%) Software Manager
9 4 (3.28%) Technical Engineer
9 4 (3.28%) Tester
9 4 (3.28%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.38%) .NET
2 6 (4.92%) HTML
2 6 (4.92%) Web Services
3 4 (3.28%) 802.1X
3 4 (3.28%) CSS
4 3 (2.46%) HTML5
4 3 (2.46%) jQuery
4 3 (2.46%) REST
4 3 (2.46%) XML
5 2 (1.64%) SOAP
6 1 (0.82%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.82%) Angular 2
6 1 (0.82%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.82%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.82%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.82%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.82%) JSON
6 1 (0.82%) LAMP
6 1 (0.82%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 26 (21.31%) Management Information System
2 13 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (9.84%) Computer Science
4 10 (8.20%) Algorithms
5 9 (7.38%) Data Centre
6 8 (6.56%) Driving Licence
7 7 (5.74%) Data Protection Act
7 7 (5.74%) Performance Metrics
8 6 (4.92%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (4.92%) User Experience
9 5 (4.10%) Physics
10 4 (3.28%) Credit Risk
10 4 (3.28%) Economics
10 4 (3.28%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 4 (3.28%) Mathematics
10 4 (3.28%) Visualisation
11 3 (2.46%) Data Integration
12 1 (0.82%) Data Conversion
12 1 (0.82%) Smartcard
12 1 (0.82%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 23 (18.85%) Linux
2 7 (5.74%) Windows
3 1 (0.82%) Android
3 1 (0.82%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (31.97%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (24.59%) ITIL
3 26 (21.31%) MODAF
4 22 (18.03%) Project Management
4 22 (18.03%) Service Management
5 21 (17.21%) SDLC
6 20 (16.39%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (15.57%) UML
8 18 (14.75%) Test Scripting
9 17 (13.93%) Cybersecurity
9 17 (13.93%) Software Engineering
10 16 (13.11%) DevOps
10 16 (13.11%) Scrum
11 15 (12.30%) Requirements Management
12 14 (11.48%) ITSM
12 14 (11.48%) Time Management
13 13 (10.66%) TOGAF
14 11 (9.02%) V-Model
15 10 (8.20%) Data Protection
16 9 (7.38%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 41 (33.61%) C
2 39 (31.97%) C++
3 29 (23.77%) Java
4 26 (21.31%) Python
5 21 (17.21%) Perl
6 16 (13.11%) SQL
7 11 (9.02%) C#
8 5 (4.10%) MATLAB
8 5 (4.10%) PHP
9 4 (3.28%) JavaScript
9 4 (3.28%) Tcl
9 4 (3.28%) VBA
10 3 (2.46%) Ada
10 3 (2.46%) Assembly Language
10 3 (2.46%) Delphi
10 3 (2.46%) VB
11 2 (1.64%) Embedded C
11 2 (1.64%) Embedded C++
11 2 (1.64%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.82%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 53 (43.44%) Security Cleared
2 41 (33.61%) Degree
2 41 (33.61%) DV Cleared
3 16 (13.11%) SC Cleared
4 12 (9.84%) GIAC
5 9 (7.38%) ISTQB
6 7 (5.74%) CCNA
6 7 (5.74%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (5.74%) GSEC
6 7 (5.74%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (5.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 7 (5.74%) JNCIA
6 7 (5.74%) MBCS
7 5 (4.10%) CISA
7 5 (4.10%) CISM
7 5 (4.10%) CISSP
7 5 (4.10%) ISEB
7 5 (4.10%) PhD
7 5 (4.10%) Postgraduate
7 5 (4.10%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.64%) Def Stans
2 1 (0.82%) QA
System Software
1 24 (19.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (13.93%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.28%) Firmware
4 3 (2.46%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.46%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (2.46%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (4.10%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 3 (2.46%) SCCM
2 3 (2.46%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 25 (20.49%) Microsoft
2 24 (19.67%) VMware
3 7 (5.74%) Cisco
3 7 (5.74%) Cloudera
3 7 (5.74%) Juniper
4 5 (4.10%) Oracle
5 4 (3.28%) Atlassian
5 4 (3.28%) Tableau
6 3 (2.46%) Citrix
6 3 (2.46%) Dell
6 3 (2.46%) iManage
6 3 (2.46%) SAP
7 1 (0.82%) EMC
7 1 (0.82%) Informatica
7 1 (0.82%) Remedy
7 1 (0.82%) Zend
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