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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
England / West Midlands
Rank 170 187 181
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -6
Permanent jobs citing Validation 45 35 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.92% 0.67% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 0.77% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 28 24 27
Median salary £42,500 £42,250 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.59% +0.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,750 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £63,750 £51,000
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 West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4335 4542 4244
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 88.80% 87.03% 85.46%
Number of salaries quoted 3370 3763 3695
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 18 January 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 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
Birmingham +9 29 £42,500 - 6
Staffordshire - 7 £27,500 - 4
Solihull - 4 £43,250 -
Coventry +4 2 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Warwickshire +22 1 £53,000 +26.19% 1
West Bromwich +8 1 - -
Worcestershire -14 1 - - 1
Sutton Coldfield - 1 - - 1
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Validation.

1 52 (41.27%) SLA
2 35 (27.78%) Microsoft
3 29 (23.02%) VMware
3 29 (23.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (22.22%) vSphere
5 25 (19.84%) ITIL
6 23 (18.25%) ITIL Certification
6 23 (18.25%) Change Control
6 23 (18.25%) Service Design
7 22 (17.46%) Business Development
7 22 (17.46%) Service Delivery
8 21 (16.67%) SQL
9 20 (15.87%) LAN
9 20 (15.87%) WAN
9 20 (15.87%) Degree
10 19 (15.08%) Active Directory
10 19 (15.08%) Citrix
11 18 (14.29%) TCP/IP
12 17 (13.49%) DHCP
12 17 (13.49%) DNS
12 17 (13.49%) SCOM
13 16 (12.70%) XenApp
13 16 (12.70%) NetScaler
13 16 (12.70%) assyst
13 16 (12.70%) VPN
13 16 (12.70%) C
13 16 (12.70%) EdgeSight
14 15 (11.90%) MS Exchange
15 13 (10.32%) Windows
15 13 (10.32%) Analytics

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (11.90%) MS Exchange
2 12 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (3.97%) SAS
4 4 (3.17%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.38%) IIS
5 3 (2.38%) JBoss
5 3 (2.38%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.38%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.38%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.79%) Apache
6 1 (0.79%) Jetty
Applications
1 7 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.97%) SOLIDWORKS
3 4 (3.17%) MS Office
3 4 (3.17%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 16 (12.70%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.52%) Mimecast
2 1 (0.79%) IaaS
2 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.79%) Office 365
2 1 (0.79%) PaaS
2 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (15.87%) LAN
1 20 (15.87%) WAN
2 18 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 17 (13.49%) DHCP
3 17 (13.49%) DNS
4 16 (12.70%) NetScaler
4 16 (12.70%) VPN
5 3 (2.38%) X.509
6 2 (1.59%) Broadband
6 2 (1.59%) Firewall
6 2 (1.59%) VoIP
6 2 (1.59%) xDSL
7 1 (0.79%) ADSL2
7 1 (0.79%) DSL
7 1 (0.79%) Intranet
7 1 (0.79%) PABX
7 1 (0.79%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.79%) VDSL
7 1 (0.79%) VLAN
7 1 (0.79%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.94%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.59%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.59%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.79%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.79%) Cognos Query Studio
5 1 (0.79%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.79%) QlikView
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.59%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.79%) CANoe
2 1 (0.79%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.79%) Subversion
2 1 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.79%) VectorCAST
2 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (8.73%) Electronics
2 10 (7.94%) Finance
3 7 (5.56%) Automotive
4 6 (4.76%) Banking
4 6 (4.76%) Military
4 6 (4.76%) Retail
5 4 (3.17%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.38%) French Language
6 3 (2.38%) German Language
6 3 (2.38%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.59%) Billing
7 2 (1.59%) Law
8 1 (0.79%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.79%) Marketing
8 1 (0.79%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (19.05%) Architect
2 23 (18.25%) Analyst
2 23 (18.25%) Service Architect
3 16 (12.70%) Citrix Engineer
4 14 (11.11%) Tester
5 12 (9.52%) Business Analyst
5 12 (9.52%) Exchange Engineer
5 12 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (7.94%) Applications Tester
7 7 (5.56%) Design Engineer
8 6 (4.76%) Data Quality Analyst
8 6 (4.76%) Electronics Engineer
9 5 (3.97%) Developer
9 5 (3.97%) Java Developer
9 5 (3.97%) Software Tester
10 3 (2.38%) Applications Developer
10 3 (2.38%) IT Support Engineer
10 3 (2.38%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (2.38%) Support Engineer
10 3 (2.38%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.14%) EDI
2 4 (3.17%) .NET
3 3 (2.38%) XML
3 3 (2.38%) XSD
4 2 (1.59%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.79%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.79%) Apache Camel
5 1 (0.79%) CSS
5 1 (0.79%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.79%) J2EE
5 1 (0.79%) Spring
5 1 (0.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.38%) Cryptography
3 3 (2.38%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (2.38%) Visualisation
4 2 (1.59%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.59%) Physics
4 2 (1.59%) Private Cloud
4 2 (1.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.32%) Windows
2 5 (3.97%) Linux
3 3 (2.38%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.59%) Unix
5 1 (0.79%) Kali Linux
5 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.79%) VxWorks
5 1 (0.79%) Windows CE
5 1 (0.79%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (19.84%) ITIL
2 23 (18.25%) Change Control
2 23 (18.25%) Service Design
3 22 (17.46%) Business Development
3 22 (17.46%) Service Delivery
4 13 (10.32%) Analytics
5 12 (9.52%) Data Validation
5 12 (9.52%) Test Scripting
6 9 (7.14%) Logistics
6 9 (7.14%) Regression Testing
7 8 (6.35%) Business Analysis
7 8 (6.35%) Software Testing
8 7 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (4.76%) CAD
9 6 (4.76%) Project Management
9 6 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (4.76%) Waterfall
10 5 (3.97%) Software Engineering
10 5 (3.97%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 21 (16.67%) SQL
2 16 (12.70%) C
3 5 (3.97%) Java
4 4 (3.17%) C#
5 3 (2.38%) Embedded C
5 3 (2.38%) VBA
6 2 (1.59%) C++
6 2 (1.59%) PHP
6 2 (1.59%) Python
7 1 (0.79%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.79%) Perl
7 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (18.25%) ITIL Certification
2 20 (15.87%) Degree
3 8 (6.35%) ISEB
4 5 (3.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (3.17%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (2.38%) MCSA
6 3 (2.38%) MCSE
6 3 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.38%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.38%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.59%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.79%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.79%) HND
8 1 (0.79%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (41.27%) SLA
2 8 (6.35%) Data Quality
3 6 (4.76%) QA
4 4 (3.17%) IEC 61508
5 3 (2.38%) ISO13485
6 2 (1.59%) ISO26262
6 2 (1.59%) MISRA
7 1 (0.79%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.79%) MISRA C
System Software
1 29 (23.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (22.22%) vSphere
3 19 (15.08%) Active Directory
4 16 (12.70%) XenApp
5 4 (3.17%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.79%) Firmware
7 1 (0.79%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.79%) Snort
Systems Management
1 17 (13.49%) SCOM
2 16 (12.70%) EdgeSight
3 12 (9.52%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (2.38%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (2.38%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.79%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (0.79%) SCSM
Vendors
1 35 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 29 (23.02%) VMware
3 19 (15.08%) Citrix
4 12 (9.52%) Symantec
5 4 (3.17%) Altiris
5 4 (3.17%) AppSense
5 4 (3.17%) Informatica
6 3 (2.38%) Cisco
6 3 (2.38%) Dell
6 3 (2.38%) Oracle
7 2 (1.59%) Cognos
8 1 (0.79%) Cadence
8 1 (0.79%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.79%) EMC
8 1 (0.79%) HP
8 1 (0.79%) IBM
8 1 (0.79%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.79%) Remedy
8 1 (0.79%) SAP
8 1 (0.79%) Sybase
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Salary: Competitive
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Salary: competitive
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Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £24,000 - £26,000 DOE
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