Period
to 16 February 2019

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 16 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 126 118 124
Rank change year-on-year -8 +6 +36
Permanent jobs citing Validation 59 74 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.81% 2.02% 1.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.97% 2.19% 2.09%
Number of salaries quoted 16 33 47
Birmingham median annual salary £42,500 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% +17.65% -
10th Percentile £35,338 £31,500 £29,250
90th Percentile £69,375 £75,000 £57,500
West Midlands median annual salary £41,913 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -6.86% +5.88% +6.25%

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 2,993 3,383 3,835
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 91.92% 92.18% 92.57%
Number of salaries quoted 2,070 2,497 2,877
Birmingham median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £70,000 £66,250
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% -3.57%

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 16 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Validation in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 16 February 2019, 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 27 (45.76%) ITIL
1 27 (45.76%) Change Management
2 23 (38.98%) GDPR
3 22 (37.29%) Microsoft
4 21 (35.59%) Data Protection
5 19 (32.20%) Workshop Facilitation
6 18 (30.51%) Project Management
6 18 (30.51%) SQL
7 17 (28.81%) Matrix Management
7 17 (28.81%) Service Delivery
7 17 (28.81%) Tech Ops
7 17 (28.81%) Line Management
7 17 (28.81%) Data Centre
8 14 (23.73%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (23.73%) Degree
8 14 (23.73%) SQL Server
9 10 (16.95%) Windows
9 10 (16.95%) FTP
10 9 (15.25%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (15.25%) ETL
10 9 (15.25%) Data Validation
11 8 (13.56%) iSeries
11 8 (13.56%) Telecoms
11 8 (13.56%) EDIFACT
11 8 (13.56%) Back Office
11 8 (13.56%) LAN
11 8 (13.56%) WAN
11 8 (13.56%) EDI
11 8 (13.56%) ERP
11 8 (13.56%) Unix

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 5 (8.47%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.39%) DNN
Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (3.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (13.56%) JDE OneWorld
2 3 (5.08%) Carpe Diem
2 3 (5.08%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (10.17%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (6.78%) SaaS
4 3 (5.08%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (5.08%) IaaS
4 3 (5.08%) Office 365
4 3 (5.08%) PaaS
5 1 (1.69%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.95%) FTP
2 8 (13.56%) LAN
2 8 (13.56%) WAN
3 2 (3.39%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (23.73%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.17%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (10.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (8.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (8.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (6.78%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (5.08%) Data Mining
5 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (5.08%) QlikView
5 3 (5.08%) Relational Database
5 3 (5.08%) Spotfire
6 1 (1.69%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.69%) Big Data
6 1 (1.69%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.69%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.69%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Selenium
1 4 (6.78%) WebDriver
2 2 (3.39%) Cucumber
2 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (3.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (13.56%) Back Office
1 8 (13.56%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.78%) Finance
3 3 (5.08%) Electronics
3 3 (5.08%) Local Government
4 2 (3.39%) Automotive
4 2 (3.39%) Legal
4 2 (3.39%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.39%) Retail
5 1 (1.69%) Billing
5 1 (1.69%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (28.81%) Service Manager
1 17 (28.81%) Technical Manager
1 17 (28.81%) Technical Services Manager
2 9 (15.25%) Developer
3 7 (11.86%) Analyst
4 6 (10.17%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 6 (10.17%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (8.47%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 3 (5.08%) Architect
6 3 (5.08%) Business Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Senior Architect
6 3 (5.08%) Senior Technical Architect
6 3 (5.08%) SSAS Developer
6 3 (5.08%) SSIS Developer
6 3 (5.08%) SSRS Developer
6 3 (5.08%) Systems Developer
6 3 (5.08%) Technical Architect
7 2 (3.39%) Principal Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) Principal Hardware Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) Senior Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.56%) EDI
1 8 (13.56%) EDIFACT
1 8 (13.56%) XML
2 3 (5.08%) MDX
3 2 (3.39%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.69%) Middleware
4 1 (1.69%) ODBC
4 1 (1.69%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 17 (28.81%) Data Centre
2 8 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (13.56%) iSeries
3 3 (5.08%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (5.08%) Public Cloud
4 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.39%) NHS
5 1 (1.69%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.95%) Windows
2 8 (13.56%) Unix
2 8 (13.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (45.76%) Change Management
1 27 (45.76%) ITIL
2 21 (35.59%) Data Protection
3 19 (32.20%) Workshop Facilitation
4 18 (30.51%) Project Management
5 17 (28.81%) Line Management
5 17 (28.81%) Matrix Management
5 17 (28.81%) Service Delivery
5 17 (28.81%) Tech Ops
6 14 (23.73%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (15.25%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (15.25%) Data Validation
7 9 (15.25%) ETL
8 8 (13.56%) B2B
8 8 (13.56%) B2C
8 8 (13.56%) ERP
8 8 (13.56%) Six Sigma
9 6 (10.17%) Analytics
9 6 (10.17%) GAP Analysis
9 6 (10.17%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 18 (30.51%) SQL
2 8 (13.56%) RPG
2 8 (13.56%) RPG IV
3 5 (8.47%) VB
4 4 (6.78%) Java
5 3 (5.08%) Python
5 3 (5.08%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.39%) C#
6 2 (3.39%) Ruby
7 1 (1.69%) Apex Code
7 1 (1.69%) C++
7 1 (1.69%) Go
7 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.69%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.69%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 14 (23.73%) Degree
2 5 (8.47%) SC Cleared
2 5 (8.47%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.08%) Master's Degree
3 3 (5.08%) MCSA
3 3 (5.08%) MCSE
3 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.39%) ISEB
4 2 (3.39%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (38.98%) GDPR
2 2 (3.39%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.39%) QA
2 2 (3.39%) SLA
Vendors
1 22 (37.29%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.56%) IFS
2 8 (13.56%) JD Edwards
3 5 (8.47%) Aderant
3 5 (8.47%) Tableau
4 4 (6.78%) Cognos
4 4 (6.78%) SAP
5 3 (5.08%) 3PAR
5 3 (5.08%) Cisco
5 3 (5.08%) Fortinet
5 3 (5.08%) MicroStrategy
5 3 (5.08%) VMware
6 2 (3.39%) EMC
6 2 (3.39%) iManage
6 2 (3.39%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (3.39%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.69%) IBM