The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 164 175 167
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -8
Permanent jobs citing Validation 41 22 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.83% 0.50% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 0.63% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 27 14 30
Average salary £42,000 £36,250 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.86% -27.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £29,000 £33,800
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £44,250 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +1.21%
Validation
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4036 3519 3603
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.92% 79.56% 75.39%
Number of salaries quoted 3482 2854 3115
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Validation
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Validation Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Validation
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Validation across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Validation Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Validation
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire +6 18 £42,000 +5.00% 1
Staffordshire +17 13 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Birmingham -12 5 £35,000 +20.68% 2
Coventry -8 2 £22,500 -25.00% 1
Worcestershire - 2 £44,000 -
Solihull +1 1 - - 2
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 30 (37.97%) Degree
2 24 (30.38%) Software Engineering
3 21 (26.58%) C
3 21 (26.58%) Electronics
4 18 (22.78%) Configuration Management
5 17 (21.52%) C#
5 17 (21.52%) Rational DOORS
5 17 (21.52%) Embedded Systems
6 16 (20.25%) Requirements Management
6 16 (20.25%) Automotive
6 16 (20.25%) C++
6 16 (20.25%) Simulink
7 15 (18.99%) Windows
8 14 (17.72%) Stateflow
9 13 (16.46%) MS Excel
10 12 (15.19%) Microsoft
10 12 (15.19%) SQL
11 11 (13.92%) ITIL
12 10 (12.66%) UML
13 9 (11.39%) Change Management
13 9 (11.39%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (11.39%) Mentoring
14 8 (10.13%) TargetLink
14 8 (10.13%) Computer Science
14 8 (10.13%) MKS
14 8 (10.13%) MS PowerPoint
14 8 (10.13%) Yourdon
14 8 (10.13%) Management Information System
14 8 (10.13%) MathWorks
14 8 (10.13%) MATLAB

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (2.53%) Node.js
1 2 (2.53%) IIS
1 2 (2.53%) Apache
1 2 (2.53%) Tomcat
1 2 (2.53%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 16 (20.25%) Simulink
2 14 (17.72%) Stateflow
3 13 (16.46%) MS Excel
4 8 (10.13%) TargetLink
4 8 (10.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (3.80%) MS Project
5 3 (3.80%) MS Office
6 2 (2.53%) MS Visio
7 1 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.86%) Wireless
1 7 (8.86%) Firewall
2 6 (7.59%) Frame Relay
2 6 (7.59%) Cisco IOS
2 6 (7.59%) Cisco PIX
2 6 (7.59%) DMVPN
2 6 (7.59%) MPLS
2 6 (7.59%) VPN
2 6 (7.59%) ATM
2 6 (7.59%) LAN
2 6 (7.59%) WAN
3 3 (3.80%) Ethernet
3 3 (3.80%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.80%) EIGRP
3 3 (3.80%) TACACS
4 2 (2.53%) TETRA
4 2 (2.53%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.27%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.27%) GSM
5 1 (1.27%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.33%) MS Access
2 4 (5.06%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.80%) MySQL
3 3 (3.80%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (3.80%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.53%) SAP Data Services
4 2 (2.53%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 17 (21.52%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (7.59%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.06%) PVCS
4 3 (3.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (2.53%) LabVIEW
6 1 (1.27%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.27%) JDeveloper
6 1 (1.27%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.27%) NUnit
General
1 21 (26.58%) Electronics
2 16 (20.25%) Automotive
3 6 (7.59%) Finance
4 3 (3.80%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.53%) Marketing
6 1 (1.27%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (25.32%) Software Engineer
2 14 (17.72%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 9 (11.39%) Analyst
4 6 (7.59%) Systems Manager
4 6 (7.59%) Firmware Engineer
4 6 (7.59%) Senior Firmware Engineer
5 5 (6.33%) Developer
6 4 (5.06%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (5.06%) Software Manager
6 4 (5.06%) Architect
6 4 (5.06%) Business Analyst
7 3 (3.80%) Network Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) MI Analyst
8 2 (2.53%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
8 2 (2.53%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 2 (2.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (2.53%) Release Manager
8 2 (2.53%) Engineering Manager
8 2 (2.53%) Change Manager
8 2 (2.53%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.59%) .NET
2 4 (5.06%) HTML
3 3 (3.80%) Web Services
4 2 (2.53%) CSS
4 2 (2.53%) XSD
4 2 (2.53%) XSLT
4 2 (2.53%) J2EE
4 2 (2.53%) WSDL
5 1 (1.27%) SOAP
5 1 (1.27%) XML
5 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.27%) Spring.NET
5 1 (1.27%) Visualforce
5 1 (1.27%) Razor View Engine
5 1 (1.27%) HTML5
5 1 (1.27%) LAMP
5 1 (1.27%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (21.52%) Embedded Systems
2 8 (10.13%) Computer Science
2 8 (10.13%) Management Information System
3 6 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.59%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (2.53%) Data Conversion
5 1 (1.27%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.27%) SCADA
5 1 (1.27%) Telematics
5 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.27%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.99%) Windows
2 8 (10.13%) Linux
3 5 (6.33%) Solaris
4 4 (5.06%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (30.38%) Software Engineering
2 18 (22.78%) Configuration Management
3 16 (20.25%) Requirements Management
4 11 (13.92%) ITIL
5 10 (12.66%) UML
6 9 (11.39%) Change Management
6 9 (11.39%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (11.39%) Mentoring
7 8 (10.13%) Yourdon
8 7 (8.86%) Project Management
8 7 (8.86%) Service Delivery
8 7 (8.86%) Risk Assessment
9 6 (7.59%) Software Testing
9 6 (7.59%) Performance Monitoring
10 5 (6.33%) Change Control
10 5 (6.33%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (5.06%) ITIL V3
11 4 (5.06%) Cyber Security
11 4 (5.06%) PRINCE2
11 4 (5.06%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 21 (26.58%) C
2 17 (21.52%) C#
3 16 (20.25%) C++
4 12 (15.19%) SQL
5 8 (10.13%) MATLAB
5 8 (10.13%) Assembly Language
5 8 (10.13%) Python
6 5 (6.33%) Embedded C
7 3 (3.80%) VBA
8 2 (2.53%) XPath
8 2 (2.53%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.53%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.53%) Perl
8 2 (2.53%) PHP
9 1 (1.27%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.27%) Java
9 1 (1.27%) VB
9 1 (1.27%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 30 (37.97%) Degree
2 6 (7.59%) CCSA
2 6 (7.59%) CCSE
3 5 (6.33%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (5.06%) CCNP
4 4 (5.06%) HNC
5 3 (3.80%) HND
5 3 (3.80%) ISEB
6 2 (2.53%) CCNA
7 1 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.80%) QA
2 3 (3.80%) IEC 61508
3 2 (2.53%) COBIT
3 2 (2.53%) SLA
4 1 (1.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (7.59%) Firmware
2 2 (2.53%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.53%) BladeLogic
1 2 (2.53%) Ansible
1 2 (2.53%) Unicenter
1 2 (2.53%) Tivoli
1 2 (2.53%) Control-M
1 2 (2.53%) Nagios
2 1 (1.27%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (15.19%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.13%) MKS
2 8 (10.13%) MathWorks
3 7 (8.86%) Oracle
3 7 (8.86%) Cisco
3 7 (8.86%) CheckPoint
4 6 (7.59%) Nokia
5 5 (6.33%) SAP
6 3 (3.80%) Business Objects
6 3 (3.80%) Remedy
6 3 (3.80%) Perforce
7 2 (2.53%) VMware
8 1 (1.27%) CA
8 1 (1.27%) Motorola
8 1 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.27%) Citrix
Warwickshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, Birmingham
Metail
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Britvic
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester or Birmingham or Farnborough
Edenhouse solutions ltd
Salary: Competitive with Excellent Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Stafford
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + +Great Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago