Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Validation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Validation over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 159 143 150
Rank change year-on-year -16 +7 +25
Permanent jobs citing Validation 38 72 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.98% 1.51% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 1.70% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 26 32 30
Birmingham median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - -8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £31,250 £24,349 £26,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £71,250 £66,250
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +33.33% -6.25% +6.67%

Validation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3494 4238 3403
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 90.21% 89.03% 86.97%
Number of salaries quoted 2737 3097 2850
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,625 £68,750
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Validation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Birmingham

Validation
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Validation in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Validation in Birmingham

Validation
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Birmingham over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Validation in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Validation.

1 14 (36.84%) SQL
2 10 (26.32%) ITIL
2 10 (26.32%) Change Management
3 9 (23.68%) Finance
3 9 (23.68%) Matrix Management
3 9 (23.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (23.68%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (23.68%) Management Information System
3 9 (23.68%) Service Delivery
3 9 (23.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 9 (23.68%) Office 365
3 9 (23.68%) Line Management
3 9 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (23.68%) Data Centre
3 9 (23.68%) Public Cloud
4 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Excel
5 7 (18.42%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (18.42%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (18.42%) Workflow
5 7 (18.42%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (15.79%) Data Management
6 6 (15.79%) Degree
6 6 (15.79%) SAS
6 6 (15.79%) MS Access
6 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
6 6 (15.79%) Data Quality
7 5 (13.16%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (13.16%) Master Data Management
7 5 (13.16%) Metadata Management

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 6 (15.79%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.63%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 9 (23.68%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (23.68%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (23.68%) Office 365
2 2 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) Firewall
1 3 (7.89%) Internet
1 3 (7.89%) LAN
1 3 (7.89%) MPLS
1 3 (7.89%) Wireless
1 3 (7.89%) WLAN
2 2 (5.26%) BGP
2 2 (5.26%) Cisco ISE
2 2 (5.26%) Cisco Wireless
2 2 (5.26%) EIGRP
3 1 (2.63%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.63%) HTTP
3 1 (2.63%) Modbus
3 1 (2.63%) RS-485
3 1 (2.63%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (15.79%) MS Access
2 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
3 5 (13.16%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (13.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (13.16%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (13.16%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (13.16%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (5.26%) Data Mining
6 1 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (2.63%) Hadoop
6 1 (2.63%) Lumira
6 1 (2.63%) QlikView
6 1 (2.63%) SAP BW
6 1 (2.63%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 9 (23.68%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Automotive
2 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (39.47%) Analyst
2 10 (26.32%) Data Analyst
3 9 (23.68%) Service Manager
3 9 (23.68%) Technical Manager
3 9 (23.68%) Technical Services Manager
4 6 (15.79%) Developer
5 5 (13.16%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (10.53%) Business Analyst
6 4 (10.53%) Cognos Developer
7 3 (7.89%) Network Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Data Scientist
8 2 (5.26%) ERP Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Senior Data Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Senior Data Scientist
9 1 (2.63%) Angular Developer
9 1 (2.63%) Head of Analytics
9 1 (2.63%) QA Manual Tester
9 1 (2.63%) Software Validation Engineer
9 1 (2.63%) Traffic Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) .NET
1 1 (2.63%) Ajax
1 1 (2.63%) AngularJS
1 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (2.63%) Backbone.js
1 1 (2.63%) CSS
1 1 (2.63%) HTML
1 1 (2.63%) jQuery
1 1 (2.63%) JSON
1 1 (2.63%) Natural Language Processing
1 1 (2.63%) REST
1 1 (2.63%) SOAP
1 1 (2.63%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (23.68%) Data Centre
1 9 (23.68%) Management Information System
1 9 (23.68%) Public Cloud
2 5 (13.16%) Computer Science
2 5 (13.16%) Data Structures
2 5 (13.16%) Reference Data
3 1 (2.63%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.63%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Windows
1 5 (13.16%) Windows Server
1 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) Change Management
1 10 (26.32%) ITIL
2 9 (23.68%) Line Management
2 9 (23.68%) Matrix Management
2 9 (23.68%) Service Delivery
3 7 (18.42%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (18.42%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (18.42%) Workflow
4 6 (15.79%) Data Management
5 5 (13.16%) Business Continuity
5 5 (13.16%) Data Architecture
5 5 (13.16%) Data Governance
5 5 (13.16%) Data Visualisation
5 5 (13.16%) Incident Management
5 5 (13.16%) Infographics
5 5 (13.16%) Master Data Management
5 5 (13.16%) Metadata Management
5 5 (13.16%) Statistics
5 5 (13.16%) Visualisation
6 4 (10.53%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (36.84%) SQL
2 2 (5.26%) C
3 1 (2.63%) Ada
3 1 (2.63%) ANSI C
3 1 (2.63%) C#
3 1 (2.63%) Go
3 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.63%) MATLAB
3 1 (2.63%) Python
3 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) Degree
2 5 (13.16%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (7.89%) CCNA
3 3 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (5.26%) CCNP
5 1 (2.63%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) Data Quality
2 2 (5.26%) QA
3 1 (2.63%) ISO 26262
3 1 (2.63%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.63%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (23.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 5 (13.16%) Cognos
2 3 (7.89%) Cisco
3 2 (5.26%) CheckPoint
3 2 (5.26%) F5
3 2 (5.26%) JD Edwards
3 2 (5.26%) Juniper
3 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.63%) Capita
4 1 (2.63%) MathWorks
4 1 (2.63%) SAP
4 1 (2.63%) Tableau