Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 136 160 149
Rank change year-on-year +24 -11 +12
Permanent jobs citing Validation 52 35 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.43% 0.91% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 0.99% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 13 26 30
Birmingham median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +13.33% -14.29%
10th Percentile £36,725 £31,250 £24,349
90th Percentile £50,700 £66,250 £71,250
West Midlands median annual salary £43,250 £50,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -13.50% +33.33% -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 3,308 3,539 4,284
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 90.98% 91.64% 90.42%
Number of salaries quoted 2,362 2,801 3,149
Birmingham median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £66,000 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 13 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Validation in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 27 (51.92%) Project Management
2 26 (50.00%) Degree
3 19 (36.54%) Six Sigma
4 17 (32.69%) GAP Analysis
4 17 (32.69%) Microsoft
4 17 (32.69%) Workshop Facilitation
5 15 (28.85%) Tech Ops
5 15 (28.85%) Line Management
5 15 (28.85%) GDPR
5 15 (28.85%) Data Centre
5 15 (28.85%) ITIL
5 15 (28.85%) Service Delivery
5 15 (28.85%) Change Management
5 15 (28.85%) Matrix Management
6 13 (25.00%) Data Protection
7 11 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (17.31%) SQL
9 8 (15.38%) ETL
9 8 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (13.46%) Analytics
11 6 (11.54%) Tableau
11 6 (11.54%) Visualisation
11 6 (11.54%) Data Modelling
12 5 (9.62%) User Acceptance Testing
13 4 (7.69%) Test Scripting
13 4 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (7.69%) Data Visualisation
13 4 (7.69%) Data Analytics
13 4 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (7.69%) Economics

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 4 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.85%) DNN
Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Carpe Diem
1 2 (3.85%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.92%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.92%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.92%) Google Tag Manager
2 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) Ethernet
1 2 (3.85%) FTP
2 1 (1.92%) Internet
2 1 (1.92%) LAN
2 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.92%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) BusinessObjects
1 4 (7.69%) Data Mining
1 4 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (7.69%) QlikView
1 4 (7.69%) Relational Database
1 4 (7.69%) Spotfire
1 4 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 4 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 4 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.92%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (3.85%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.92%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.92%) Selenium
2 1 (1.92%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (7.69%) Local Government
1 4 (7.69%) Retail
2 3 (5.77%) Automotive
2 3 (5.77%) Electronics
2 3 (5.77%) Finance
3 2 (3.85%) Legal
3 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.92%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (32.69%) Senior Systems Engineer
1 17 (32.69%) Systems Engineer
2 15 (28.85%) Service Manager
2 15 (28.85%) Technical Manager
2 15 (28.85%) Technical Services Manager
3 8 (15.38%) Developer
4 6 (11.54%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 4 (7.69%) Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Business Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Hardware Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Principal Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Principal Hardware Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Business Developer
7 2 (3.85%) SSAS Developer
7 2 (3.85%) SSIS Developer
7 2 (3.85%) SSRS Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Systems Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Test Analyst
8 1 (1.92%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 1 (1.92%) Network Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.85%) MDX
2 1 (1.92%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 15 (28.85%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.85%) NHS
4 1 (1.92%) ASIC
4 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.92%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (51.92%) Project Management
2 19 (36.54%) Six Sigma
3 17 (32.69%) GAP Analysis
3 17 (32.69%) Workshop Facilitation
4 15 (28.85%) Change Management
4 15 (28.85%) ITIL
4 15 (28.85%) Line Management
4 15 (28.85%) Matrix Management
4 15 (28.85%) Service Delivery
4 15 (28.85%) Tech Ops
5 13 (25.00%) Data Protection
6 11 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (15.38%) ETL
8 7 (13.46%) Analytics
9 6 (11.54%) Data Modelling
9 6 (11.54%) Visualisation
10 5 (9.62%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (7.69%) Data Visualisation
11 4 (7.69%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 9 (17.31%) SQL
2 4 (7.69%) VB
3 2 (3.85%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.92%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.92%) Java
4 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.92%) Python
4 1 (1.92%) R
4 1 (1.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (50.00%) Degree
2 4 (7.69%) Master's Degree
3 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.77%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.85%) ISEB
4 2 (3.85%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.92%) CIPD
5 1 (1.92%) RHCE
5 1 (1.92%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (28.85%) GDPR
2 2 (3.85%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.92%) ISO 26262
3 1 (1.92%) QA
3 1 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) Nagios
1 1 (1.92%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 17 (32.69%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.54%) Tableau
3 4 (7.69%) Aderant
3 4 (7.69%) Cognos
3 4 (7.69%) MicroStrategy
3 4 (7.69%) SAP
4 3 (5.77%) EMC
4 3 (5.77%) ServiceNow
5 2 (3.85%) iManage
6 1 (1.92%) Cisco
6 1 (1.92%) Google
6 1 (1.92%) McAfee
6 1 (1.92%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.92%) SolarWinds