Period
to 23 September 2018

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 23 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 140 161 150
Rank change year-on-year +21 -11 +6
Permanent jobs citing Validation 50 39 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.35% 1.02% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 1.11% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 9 38 19
Birmingham median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.89% +20.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £40,916 £32,125 £23,979
90th Percentile £56,000 £57,500 £71,250
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +20.00% -11.76%

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 3,367 3,523 4,356
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 90.66% 91.94% 90.07%
Number of salaries quoted 2,397 2,834 3,199
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -2.30%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £71,550 £65,000 £68,750
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 23 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Validation in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, IT jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Validation.

1 30 (60.00%) Degree
2 27 (54.00%) Project Management
3 26 (52.00%) GAP Analysis
4 23 (46.00%) Six Sigma
5 13 (26.00%) Service Delivery
5 13 (26.00%) Change Management
5 13 (26.00%) ITIL
5 13 (26.00%) Microsoft
5 13 (26.00%) Matrix Management
5 13 (26.00%) Data Centre
5 13 (26.00%) Line Management
5 13 (26.00%) Tech Ops
6 8 (16.00%) GDPR
6 8 (16.00%) Data Protection
6 8 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (10.00%) SQL
7 5 (10.00%) Analytics
8 4 (8.00%) Data Visualisation
8 4 (8.00%) Tableau
8 4 (8.00%) Data Analytics
8 4 (8.00%) Relational Database
8 4 (8.00%) Mathematics
8 4 (8.00%) Spotfire
8 4 (8.00%) QlikView
8 4 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (8.00%) Visualisation
8 4 (8.00%) Master's Degree
8 4 (8.00%) Data Science
8 4 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (8.00%) SAP

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Google Analytics
1 1 (2.00%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (2.00%) Google Tag Manager
1 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.00%) Internet
2 1 (2.00%) LAN
2 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.00%) BusinessObjects
1 4 (8.00%) Data Mining
1 4 (8.00%) QlikView
1 4 (8.00%) Relational Database
1 4 (8.00%) Spotfire
2 1 (2.00%) BigQuery
General
1 4 (8.00%) Local Government
2 3 (6.00%) Automotive
2 3 (6.00%) Electronics
3 2 (4.00%) Finance
3 2 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.00%) Marketing
4 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (46.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
1 23 (46.00%) Systems Engineer
2 13 (26.00%) Service Manager
2 13 (26.00%) Technical Manager
2 13 (26.00%) Technical Services Manager
3 4 (8.00%) Analyst
3 4 (8.00%) Business Analyst
3 4 (8.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 4 (8.00%) Developer
4 3 (6.00%) Hardware Engineer
4 3 (6.00%) Insurance Business Analyst
4 3 (6.00%) Principal Engineer
4 3 (6.00%) Principal Hardware Engineer
5 1 (2.00%) Analytics Manager
5 1 (2.00%) Electronics Engineer
5 1 (2.00%) Insight Manager
5 1 (2.00%) Senior Electronics Engineer
5 1 (2.00%) Senior Network Technician
5 1 (2.00%) Senior Technician
5 1 (2.00%) Web Analytics Manager
Miscellaneous
1 13 (26.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.00%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.00%) ASIC
4 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (54.00%) Project Management
2 26 (52.00%) GAP Analysis
3 23 (46.00%) Six Sigma
4 13 (26.00%) Change Management
4 13 (26.00%) ITIL
4 13 (26.00%) Line Management
4 13 (26.00%) Matrix Management
4 13 (26.00%) Service Delivery
4 13 (26.00%) Tech Ops
5 8 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (16.00%) Data Protection
6 5 (10.00%) Analytics
7 4 (8.00%) Data Analytics
7 4 (8.00%) Data Science
7 4 (8.00%) Data Visualisation
7 4 (8.00%) Economics
7 4 (8.00%) Mathematics
7 4 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (8.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.00%) Python
2 1 (2.00%) R
2 1 (2.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 30 (60.00%) Degree
2 4 (8.00%) Master's Degree
3 1 (2.00%) CIPD
3 1 (2.00%) RHCE
3 1 (2.00%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.00%) GDPR
2 1 (2.00%) ISO 26262
2 1 (2.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Nagios
1 1 (2.00%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 13 (26.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.00%) Cognos
2 4 (8.00%) MicroStrategy
2 4 (8.00%) SAP
2 4 (8.00%) Tableau
3 3 (6.00%) EMC
4 1 (2.00%) Cisco
4 1 (2.00%) Google
4 1 (2.00%) McAfee
4 1 (2.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.00%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.00%) SolarWinds