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 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 175 167 201
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +34
Permanent jobs citing Validation 59 46 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.08% 0.90% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 1.05% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 34 33 32
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -1.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £32,750
10% offered a salary of more than £56,750 £57,000 £63,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,674
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.01%
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
4865 4389 4924
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 88.76% 85.64% 85.66%
Number of salaries quoted 3771 3683 4333
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £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 3 December 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 3 December 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 +18 39 £42,500 +15.64% 2
Staffordshire -3 8 £27,500 - 2
Coventry -10 5 £36,500 +14.06% 1
West Bromwich +3 3 £32,000 -22.42%
Warwickshire - 3 £53,500 -
Worcestershire -4 1 £42,500 - 2
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 47 (34.81%) SLA
2 46 (34.07%) Microsoft
3 29 (21.48%) SQL
3 29 (21.48%) VMware
3 29 (21.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (20.74%) vSphere
5 24 (17.78%) LAN
5 24 (17.78%) WAN
6 23 (17.04%) Active Directory
7 21 (15.56%) TCP/IP
8 20 (14.81%) Data Validation
9 19 (14.07%) SCOM
9 19 (14.07%) Degree
9 19 (14.07%) DHCP
9 19 (14.07%) MS Exchange
9 19 (14.07%) Citrix
9 19 (14.07%) DNS
10 18 (13.33%) VPN
10 18 (13.33%) ITIL
10 18 (13.33%) assyst
10 18 (13.33%) Test Scripting
11 17 (12.59%) Change Control
11 17 (12.59%) ITIL Certification
11 17 (12.59%) C
11 17 (12.59%) SQL Server
11 17 (12.59%) Service Design
12 16 (11.85%) Windows
12 16 (11.85%) EDI
12 16 (11.85%) Service Delivery
12 16 (11.85%) SQL Server 2008

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 19 (14.07%) MS Exchange
2 14 (10.37%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (4.44%) IIS
3 6 (4.44%) SAS
4 5 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (3.70%) JBoss
4 5 (3.70%) Skype for Business
4 5 (3.70%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.70%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (5.19%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.70%) MS Office
3 4 (2.96%) SOLIDWORKS
4 3 (2.22%) SPSS
5 1 (0.74%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 18 (13.33%) assyst
2 1 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.37%) Mimecast
2 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.74%) IaaS
3 1 (0.74%) Office 365
3 1 (0.74%) PaaS
3 1 (0.74%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 24 (17.78%) LAN
1 24 (17.78%) WAN
2 21 (15.56%) TCP/IP
3 19 (14.07%) DHCP
3 19 (14.07%) DNS
4 18 (13.33%) VPN
5 14 (10.37%) NetScaler
6 5 (3.70%) xDSL
7 4 (2.96%) Broadband
7 4 (2.96%) Firewall
8 3 (2.22%) ADSL2
8 3 (2.22%) Ethernet
8 3 (2.22%) VDSL
8 3 (2.22%) X.509
9 2 (1.48%) VoIP
10 1 (0.74%) DSL
10 1 (0.74%) Intranet
10 1 (0.74%) SSL
10 1 (0.74%) VLAN
10 1 (0.74%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.59%) SQL Server
2 16 (11.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (10.37%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.74%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.74%) Cognos Query Studio
6 1 (0.74%) Datazen
6 1 (0.74%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Power View
6 1 (0.74%) OLAP
6 1 (0.74%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (0.74%) Power BI
6 1 (0.74%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.74%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.96%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.22%) Subversion
3 2 (1.48%) Metasploit
3 2 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.74%) CANoe
4 1 (0.74%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.74%) VectorCAST
General
1 15 (11.11%) Electronics
2 12 (8.89%) Finance
3 9 (6.67%) Banking
4 7 (5.19%) Automotive
4 7 (5.19%) Retail
5 6 (4.44%) Telecoms
6 5 (3.70%) French Language
6 5 (3.70%) German Language
6 5 (3.70%) Manufacturing
6 5 (3.70%) Military
7 2 (1.48%) Billing
7 2 (1.48%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.48%) Law
7 2 (1.48%) Marketing
7 2 (1.48%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (20.00%) Analyst
2 20 (14.81%) Tester
3 18 (13.33%) Architect
4 17 (12.59%) Service Architect
5 15 (11.11%) Applications Tester
6 14 (10.37%) Citrix Engineer
6 14 (10.37%) Exchange Engineer
6 14 (10.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (8.15%) Business Analyst
8 7 (5.19%) Data Quality Analyst
8 7 (5.19%) Design Engineer
9 6 (4.44%) Electronics Engineer
10 5 (3.70%) IT Engineer
10 5 (3.70%) IT Support
10 5 (3.70%) IT Support Engineer
10 5 (3.70%) Software Tester
10 5 (3.70%) Support Engineer
11 4 (2.96%) Data Business Analyst
11 4 (2.96%) Data Quality Business Analyst
11 4 (2.96%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.85%) EDI
2 3 (2.22%) .NET
2 3 (2.22%) ASP.NET
2 3 (2.22%) XML
2 3 (2.22%) XSD
3 1 (0.74%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.74%) Ajax
3 1 (0.74%) CSS
3 1 (0.74%) HTML
3 1 (0.74%) MDX
3 1 (0.74%) SOAP
3 1 (0.74%) Web Services
3 1 (0.74%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.70%) Management Information System
2 5 (3.70%) Visualisation
3 3 (2.22%) Cryptography
3 3 (2.22%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (2.22%) Physics
3 3 (2.22%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.48%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.48%) Credit Risk
4 2 (1.48%) Derivative
4 2 (1.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (1.48%) Market Risk
4 2 (1.48%) OTC Derivatives
4 2 (1.48%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.74%) CAN bus
5 1 (0.74%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.74%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.85%) Windows
2 5 (3.70%) Windows 7
3 4 (2.96%) Linux
4 3 (2.22%) Unix
5 2 (1.48%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.74%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (14.81%) Data Validation
2 18 (13.33%) ITIL
2 18 (13.33%) Test Scripting
3 17 (12.59%) Change Control
3 17 (12.59%) Service Design
4 16 (11.85%) Business Development
4 16 (11.85%) Service Delivery
5 15 (11.11%) Logistics
5 15 (11.11%) Regression Testing
6 11 (8.15%) Analytics
7 9 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (5.93%) Business Analysis
9 7 (5.19%) Project Management
9 7 (5.19%) Software Engineering
9 7 (5.19%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (4.44%) CAD
10 6 (4.44%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (4.44%) Software Testing
10 6 (4.44%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (3.70%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 29 (21.48%) SQL
2 17 (12.59%) C
3 7 (5.19%) C#
4 5 (3.70%) VBA
5 4 (2.96%) Embedded C
6 3 (2.22%) Java
7 2 (1.48%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.74%) C++
8 1 (0.74%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.74%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.74%) Python
8 1 (0.74%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.74%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (14.07%) Degree
2 17 (12.59%) ITIL Certification
3 8 (5.93%) ISEB
4 5 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.96%) Citrix Certification
5 4 (2.96%) MCSA
5 4 (2.96%) MCSE
5 4 (2.96%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.22%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.48%) CREST Certified
7 2 (1.48%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.48%) SANS
8 1 (0.74%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (34.81%) SLA
2 9 (6.67%) Data Quality
3 6 (4.44%) IEC 61508
4 5 (3.70%) QA
5 3 (2.22%) ISO26262
6 2 (1.48%) ISO13485
6 2 (1.48%) MISRA
7 1 (0.74%) MISRA C
System Software
1 29 (21.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (20.74%) vSphere
3 23 (17.04%) Active Directory
4 14 (10.37%) XenApp
5 4 (2.96%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.48%) Snort
8 1 (0.74%) Firmware
8 1 (0.74%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 19 (14.07%) SCOM
2 14 (10.37%) EdgeSight
2 14 (10.37%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (3.70%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (2.22%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.74%) SCSM
Vendors
1 46 (34.07%) Microsoft
2 29 (21.48%) VMware
3 19 (14.07%) Citrix
4 14 (10.37%) Symantec
5 5 (3.70%) Cisco
5 5 (3.70%) Informatica
6 4 (2.96%) Altiris
6 4 (2.96%) AppSense
7 3 (2.22%) Dell
7 3 (2.22%) LogRhythm
7 3 (2.22%) Oracle
8 2 (1.48%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.48%) Palo Alto
9 1 (0.74%) Ab Initio
9 1 (0.74%) Cadence
9 1 (0.74%) EMC
9 1 (0.74%) NEC
9 1 (0.74%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.74%) Remedy
9 1 (0.74%) SAP
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + pension, flexi working, bonus
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Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £51,220 - 78,320 per year + Benefits
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Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
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Salary: Competetive Salary
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