Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 123 118 138
Rank change year-on-year -5 +20 +38
Permanent jobs citing Validation 78 61 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.10% 1.65% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.31% 1.81% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 26 51 14
Birmingham median annual salary £52,675 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.06% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £36,625
90th Percentile £68,750 £55,000 £46,250
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -2.30%

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 3,381 3,370 3,993
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 90.84% 91.13% 88.52%
Number of salaries quoted 2,397 2,661 3,095
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.94% -4.71% +6.25%

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 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Validation in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (38.46%) ITIL
2 28 (35.90%) Service Delivery
2 28 (35.90%) Change Management
2 28 (35.90%) Line Management
2 28 (35.90%) Data Centre
3 27 (34.62%) Matrix Management
3 27 (34.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 17 (21.79%) GAP Analysis
5 16 (20.51%) Six Sigma
6 15 (19.23%) Degree
6 15 (19.23%) Public Cloud
7 14 (17.95%) Project Management
7 14 (17.95%) Microsoft
8 13 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
8 13 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
8 13 (16.67%) Business Analysis
8 13 (16.67%) Office 365
9 12 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (14.10%) Finance
11 10 (12.82%) Microsoft Excel
11 10 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (12.82%) Self-Motivation
12 9 (11.54%) Kanban
12 9 (11.54%) ERP
12 9 (11.54%) JD Edwards
13 8 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
14 7 (8.97%) Agile Software Development
15 5 (6.41%) Enterprise Architecture
15 5 (6.41%) Test Automation
15 5 (6.41%) DHCP

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 2 (2.56%) Apache
1 2 (2.56%) Apache Spark
1 2 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (2.56%) SAS
2 1 (1.28%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (12.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Carpe Diem
Cloud Services
1 13 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 13 (16.67%) Office 365
2 3 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.41%) DHCP
2 3 (3.85%) DNS
2 3 (3.85%) Internet
2 3 (3.85%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.85%) Wireless
3 2 (2.56%) Firewall
3 2 (2.56%) FTP
3 2 (2.56%) HTTP
3 2 (2.56%) IPsec
3 2 (2.56%) MPLS
3 2 (2.56%) VLAN
3 2 (2.56%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.28%) BGP
4 1 (1.28%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (1.28%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (1.28%) EIGRP
4 1 (1.28%) LAN
4 1 (1.28%) TACACS
4 1 (1.28%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.85%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.85%) JIRA
1 3 (3.85%) Selenium
2 2 (2.56%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.56%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (14.10%) Finance
2 3 (3.85%) Games
3 2 (2.56%) Banking
3 2 (2.56%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (35.90%) Service Manager
2 27 (34.62%) Technical Manager
2 27 (34.62%) Technical Services Manager
3 25 (32.05%) Analyst
4 12 (15.38%) Data Analyst
4 12 (15.38%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 12 (15.38%) Systems Engineer
5 10 (12.82%) Business Analyst
6 9 (11.54%) ERP Analyst
7 6 (7.69%) Insurance Business Analyst
8 5 (6.41%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (3.85%) Data Scientist
9 3 (3.85%) QA Tester
9 3 (3.85%) Senior Data Analyst
9 3 (3.85%) Senior Data Scientist
9 3 (3.85%) Tester
10 2 (2.56%) Risk Analyst
10 2 (2.56%) SAS Analyst
10 2 (2.56%) Senior Risk Analyst
10 2 (2.56%) Senior SAS Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.56%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (2.56%) Kafka
2 1 (1.28%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 28 (35.90%) Data Centre
2 15 (19.23%) Public Cloud
3 12 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (12.82%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (6.41%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.85%) Mobile App
6 3 (3.85%) Online Games
7 2 (2.56%) Driving Licence
7 2 (2.56%) Fintech
7 2 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (2.56%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (2.56%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.85%) Linux
2 2 (2.56%) VMS
2 2 (2.56%) Windows
3 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (38.46%) ITIL
2 28 (35.90%) Change Management
2 28 (35.90%) Line Management
2 28 (35.90%) Service Delivery
3 27 (34.62%) Matrix Management
4 17 (21.79%) GAP Analysis
5 16 (20.51%) Six Sigma
6 14 (17.95%) Project Management
7 13 (16.67%) Business Analysis
8 10 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (11.54%) ERP
9 9 (11.54%) Kanban
10 8 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (8.97%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (6.41%) Analytics
12 5 (6.41%) Collaborative Working
12 5 (6.41%) Enterprise Architecture
12 5 (6.41%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (6.41%) Test Automation
12 5 (6.41%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.13%) SQL
2 2 (2.56%) Go
2 2 (2.56%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.56%) Python
3 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (19.23%) Degree
2 4 (5.13%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 4 (5.13%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
3 3 (3.85%) ISEB
3 3 (3.85%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.56%) CCNA
4 2 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.56%) MCP
5 1 (1.28%) CCNP
5 1 (1.28%) RHCE
5 1 (1.28%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.13%) QA
2 1 (1.28%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (2.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 2 (2.56%) Docker
1 2 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 27 (34.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (3.85%) Cacti
2 3 (3.85%) Nagios
3 2 (2.56%) Ambari
3 2 (2.56%) Docker Swarm
3 2 (2.56%) Kibana
3 2 (2.56%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.56%) logstash
3 2 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.56%) Puppet
4 1 (1.28%) SELinux
4 1 (1.28%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 14 (17.95%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.54%) JD Edwards
3 3 (3.85%) VMware
4 2 (2.56%) Capita
4 2 (2.56%) Cisco
4 2 (2.56%) F5
4 2 (2.56%) Mitel
4 2 (2.56%) Splunk
5 1 (1.28%) Aderant
5 1 (1.28%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.28%) Juniper
5 1 (1.28%) McAfee
5 1 (1.28%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.28%) SolarWinds