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 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 154 144 189
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +45
Permanent jobs citing Validation 78 77 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.35% 1.45% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 1.67% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 43 41 38
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £28,900
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £57,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
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
5093 4616 4722
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 87.86% 86.90% 84.01%
Number of salaries quoted 4002 3821 3959
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,350
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +0.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £63,299
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 26 September 2016.

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 26 September 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
Birmingham -12 37 £26,849 -50.73% 2
Coventry -8 12 £35,000 - 1
Staffordshire -5 8 £25,000 -21.87%
Warwickshire - 8 £46,250 - 2
Herefordshire - 4 £47,500 -
West Bromwich +6 2 £31,750 -
Worcestershire +8 1 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Validation.

1 55 (41.98%) Microsoft
2 39 (29.77%) SLA
3 31 (23.66%) LAN
3 31 (23.66%) WAN
4 30 (22.90%) Active Directory
5 29 (22.14%) TCP/IP
6 28 (21.37%) VMware
6 28 (21.37%) VMware Infrastructure
6 28 (21.37%) vSphere
7 27 (20.61%) SCOM
8 26 (19.85%) assyst
8 26 (19.85%) VPN
8 26 (19.85%) DNS
8 26 (19.85%) MS Exchange
8 26 (19.85%) DHCP
9 25 (19.08%) SQL
10 23 (17.56%) C
11 21 (16.03%) Symantec
11 21 (16.03%) Norton AntiVirus
11 21 (16.03%) Exchange Server 2003
11 21 (16.03%) Degree
11 21 (16.03%) Mimecast
12 20 (15.27%) Windows
13 19 (14.50%) SQL Server
13 19 (14.50%) Data Validation
14 18 (13.74%) Data Warehouse
15 17 (12.98%) Electronics
16 15 (11.45%) SQL Server 2008
16 15 (11.45%) Test Scripting
17 14 (10.69%) Citrix

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 26 (19.85%) MS Exchange
2 21 (16.03%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (5.34%) SharePoint
4 6 (4.58%) IIS
5 5 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (3.82%) JBoss
5 5 (3.82%) Skype for Business
5 5 (3.82%) Tomcat
5 5 (3.82%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.53%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (9.92%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.87%) MS Office
3 4 (3.05%) SOLIDWORKS
4 3 (2.29%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.76%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 26 (19.85%) assyst
2 1 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 21 (16.03%) Mimecast
2 3 (2.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.53%) SaaS
4 1 (0.76%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 31 (23.66%) LAN
1 31 (23.66%) WAN
2 29 (22.14%) TCP/IP
3 26 (19.85%) DHCP
3 26 (19.85%) DNS
3 26 (19.85%) VPN
4 8 (6.11%) NetScaler
5 5 (3.82%) xDSL
6 4 (3.05%) Broadband
7 3 (2.29%) ADSL2
7 3 (2.29%) Ethernet
7 3 (2.29%) Firewall
7 3 (2.29%) VDSL
8 2 (1.53%) Network Security
9 1 (0.76%) DSL
9 1 (0.76%) Internet
9 1 (0.76%) SMS
9 1 (0.76%) SSL
9 1 (0.76%) VLAN
9 1 (0.76%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.50%) SQL Server
2 18 (13.74%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (11.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (9.16%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (3.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (3.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.29%) Datazen
6 3 (2.29%) Microsoft Power View
6 3 (2.29%) OLAP
6 3 (2.29%) OLAP Cube
6 3 (2.29%) Power BI
6 3 (2.29%) PowerPivot
6 3 (2.29%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.76%) Cognos Query Studio
7 1 (0.76%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.76%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 6 (4.58%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.82%) Subversion
3 4 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.53%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.76%) CANoe
5 1 (0.76%) LabVIEW
General
1 17 (12.98%) Electronics
2 11 (8.40%) Finance
3 8 (6.11%) Automotive
4 7 (5.34%) Retail
5 6 (4.58%) Banking
5 6 (4.58%) Manufacturing
5 6 (4.58%) Telecoms
6 5 (3.82%) French Language
6 5 (3.82%) German Language
6 5 (3.82%) Military
7 3 (2.29%) Aerospace
7 3 (2.29%) Back Office
7 3 (2.29%) Games
8 2 (1.53%) Billing
8 2 (1.53%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.53%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.76%) Legal
9 1 (0.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (18.32%) Analyst
2 21 (16.03%) Exchange Engineer
2 21 (16.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 15 (11.45%) Tester
4 11 (8.40%) Applications Tester
5 9 (6.87%) Architect
5 9 (6.87%) Service Architect
6 8 (6.11%) Citrix Engineer
6 8 (6.11%) Test Manager
7 7 (5.34%) Business Analyst
7 7 (5.34%) Data Quality Analyst
8 6 (4.58%) Design Engineer
8 6 (4.58%) Software Engineer
9 5 (3.82%) IT Engineer
9 5 (3.82%) IT Support
9 5 (3.82%) IT Support Engineer
9 5 (3.82%) Lead Software Engineer
9 5 (3.82%) Service Manager
9 5 (3.82%) Support Engineer
9 5 (3.82%) Test Validation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.92%) EDI
2 5 (3.82%) .NET
3 3 (2.29%) MDX
3 3 (2.29%) XML
4 2 (1.53%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.53%) HTML
5 1 (0.76%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.76%) Ajax
5 1 (0.76%) CSS
5 1 (0.76%) SOAP
5 1 (0.76%) Web Services
5 1 (0.76%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.34%) Management Information System
2 7 (5.34%) Visualisation
3 5 (3.82%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.82%) Physics
4 4 (3.05%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.29%) Credit Risk
5 3 (2.29%) Derivative
5 3 (2.29%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (2.29%) Market Risk
5 3 (2.29%) OTC Derivatives
5 3 (2.29%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.53%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.76%) CAN bus
7 1 (0.76%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.76%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.76%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.76%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 20 (15.27%) Windows
2 5 (3.82%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.29%) Linux
3 3 (2.29%) Unix
4 2 (1.53%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (14.50%) Data Validation
2 15 (11.45%) Test Scripting
3 12 (9.16%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (9.16%) Logistics
3 12 (9.16%) Regression Testing
4 11 (8.40%) ITIL
5 10 (7.63%) Project Management
6 9 (6.87%) Business Development
6 9 (6.87%) Change Control
6 9 (6.87%) Service Delivery
6 9 (6.87%) Service Design
6 9 (6.87%) Software Testing
7 7 (5.34%) Software Engineering
8 6 (4.58%) CAD
8 6 (4.58%) Functional Testing
8 6 (4.58%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (4.58%) Test Automation
8 6 (4.58%) Test Management
8 6 (4.58%) Test Strategy
8 6 (4.58%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 25 (19.08%) SQL
2 23 (17.56%) C
3 8 (6.11%) C#
4 5 (3.82%) Embedded C
5 4 (3.05%) VB
5 4 (3.05%) VB.NET
6 3 (2.29%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.29%) VBA
7 1 (0.76%) C++
7 1 (0.76%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.76%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.76%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (16.03%) Degree
2 11 (8.40%) ISEB
3 9 (6.87%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (5.34%) Security Cleared
5 6 (4.58%) SC Cleared
6 5 (3.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (3.05%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (3.05%) ISTQB
7 4 (3.05%) MCSA
7 4 (3.05%) MCSE
8 3 (2.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (1.53%) CREST Certified
9 2 (1.53%) SANS
10 1 (0.76%) HND
10 1 (0.76%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (29.77%) SLA
2 8 (6.11%) IEC 61508
3 7 (5.34%) Data Quality
4 5 (3.82%) QA
5 3 (2.29%) ISO 9001
5 3 (2.29%) ISO26262
6 2 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (1.53%) ISO13485
7 1 (0.76%) MISRA
7 1 (0.76%) MISRA C
System Software
1 30 (22.90%) Active Directory
2 28 (21.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (21.37%) vSphere
3 8 (6.11%) XenApp
4 5 (3.82%) XenDesktop
5 3 (2.29%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.53%) Snort
7 1 (0.76%) Firmware
7 1 (0.76%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 27 (20.61%) SCOM
2 21 (16.03%) Norton AntiVirus
3 8 (6.11%) EdgeSight
4 5 (3.82%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (2.29%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.76%) SCSM
Vendors
1 55 (41.98%) Microsoft
2 28 (21.37%) VMware
3 21 (16.03%) Symantec
4 14 (10.69%) Citrix
5 5 (3.82%) AppSense
5 5 (3.82%) Cisco
5 5 (3.82%) Informatica
6 4 (3.05%) Altiris
7 3 (2.29%) Dell
7 3 (2.29%) LogRhythm
7 3 (2.29%) Oracle
8 2 (1.53%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.53%) Palo Alto
8 2 (1.53%) SAP
9 1 (0.76%) Ab Initio
9 1 (0.76%) Cognos
9 1 (0.76%) EMC
9 1 (0.76%) HP
9 1 (0.76%) IBM
9 1 (0.76%) NEC
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Salary: £28000.00 - £46000.00 per annum
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