Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 117 117 151
Rank change year-on-year 0 +34 +30
Permanent jobs citing Validation 72 79 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.99% 1.90% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.21% 2.10% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 31 47 22
Birmingham median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% - -22.73%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £57,500 £46,250
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -4.76%

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 3,258 3,761 3,556
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 89.95% 90.67% 87.01%
Number of salaries quoted 2,387 2,809 2,945
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £43,124 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +1.47% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £42,000 £40,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.70% -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 18 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Validation in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 (37.50%) ITIL
2 25 (34.72%) Service Delivery
2 25 (34.72%) Change Management
2 25 (34.72%) Line Management
2 25 (34.72%) Data Centre
3 24 (33.33%) Matrix Management
3 24 (33.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 19 (26.39%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (26.39%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (26.39%) Office 365
4 19 (26.39%) Public Cloud
5 15 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (19.44%) Finance
7 13 (18.06%) Microsoft Excel
8 11 (15.28%) ERP
8 11 (15.28%) SQL
8 11 (15.28%) JD Edwards
8 11 (15.28%) Kanban
9 10 (13.89%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (13.89%) Business Analysis
10 8 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (8.33%) Wireless
11 6 (8.33%) SAS
11 6 (8.33%) SQL Server
11 6 (8.33%) Internet
11 6 (8.33%) Release Management
12 5 (6.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (6.94%) Data Integration
12 5 (6.94%) Analytics
12 5 (6.94%) SaaS

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 (8.33%) SAS
2 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (18.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.78%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.39%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.39%) Carpe Diem
Cloud Services
1 19 (26.39%) Amazon AWS
1 19 (26.39%) Microsoft Azure
1 19 (26.39%) Office 365
2 5 (6.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.33%) Internet
1 6 (8.33%) Wireless
2 5 (6.94%) Firewall
2 5 (6.94%) MPLS
3 4 (5.56%) LAN
3 4 (5.56%) WLAN
4 3 (4.17%) BGP
4 3 (4.17%) Cisco ISE
4 3 (4.17%) Cisco Wireless
4 3 (4.17%) DHCP
4 3 (4.17%) EIGRP
5 2 (2.78%) TACACS
5 2 (2.78%) VLAN
5 2 (2.78%) Wireshark
6 1 (1.39%) DNS
6 1 (1.39%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.39%) HTTP
6 1 (1.39%) Modbus
6 1 (1.39%) RS-485
6 1 (1.39%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.89%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.94%) Data Mining
3 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 5 (6.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (6.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (6.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (5.56%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (5.56%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.39%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (5.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (4.17%) JIRA
2 3 (4.17%) Selenium
General
1 14 (19.44%) Finance
2 3 (4.17%) Games
3 1 (1.39%) Automotive
3 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (34.72%) Analyst
1 25 (34.72%) Service Manager
2 24 (33.33%) Technical Manager
2 24 (33.33%) Technical Services Manager
3 17 (23.61%) Data Analyst
4 11 (15.28%) ERP Analyst
5 7 (9.72%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (8.33%) Developer
7 5 (6.94%) Business Analyst
7 5 (6.94%) Data Scientist
7 5 (6.94%) Network Engineer
7 5 (6.94%) Senior Data Analyst
7 5 (6.94%) Senior Data Scientist
8 4 (5.56%) Cognos Developer
9 3 (4.17%) QA Tester
9 3 (4.17%) Tester
10 2 (2.78%) Consultant
10 2 (2.78%) Principal Consultant
10 2 (2.78%) Risk Analyst
10 2 (2.78%) SAS Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.39%) .NET
1 1 (1.39%) Ajax
1 1 (1.39%) AngularJS
1 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (1.39%) Backbone.js
1 1 (1.39%) CSS
1 1 (1.39%) HTML
1 1 (1.39%) jQuery
1 1 (1.39%) JSON
1 1 (1.39%) MDX
1 1 (1.39%) REST
1 1 (1.39%) SOAP
1 1 (1.39%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (34.72%) Data Centre
2 19 (26.39%) Public Cloud
3 15 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.17%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.17%) Online Games
5 2 (2.78%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.78%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.39%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.39%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.39%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.39%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.56%) Windows
1 4 (5.56%) Windows Server
1 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (2.78%) Linux
3 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (37.50%) ITIL
2 25 (34.72%) Change Management
2 25 (34.72%) Line Management
2 25 (34.72%) Service Delivery
3 24 (33.33%) Matrix Management
4 11 (15.28%) ERP
4 11 (15.28%) Kanban
5 10 (13.89%) Business Analysis
6 8 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (8.33%) Release Management
8 5 (6.94%) Analytics
8 5 (6.94%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (6.94%) Customer Requirements
8 5 (6.94%) Data Integration
8 5 (6.94%) Data Modelling
8 5 (6.94%) Data Science
8 5 (6.94%) Incident Management
8 5 (6.94%) Load Balancing
8 5 (6.94%) Logical Data Model
8 5 (6.94%) Physical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.28%) SQL
2 2 (2.78%) C
2 2 (2.78%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.39%) Ada
3 1 (1.39%) ANSI C
3 1 (1.39%) C#
3 1 (1.39%) Go
3 1 (1.39%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.39%) MATLAB
3 1 (1.39%) Python
3 1 (1.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (6.94%) CCNA
1 5 (6.94%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (6.94%) Degree
2 4 (5.56%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 4 (5.56%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
3 3 (4.17%) CCNP
3 3 (4.17%) ISEB
3 3 (4.17%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.78%) MCP
5 1 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.39%) RHCE
5 1 (1.39%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) QA
2 1 (1.39%) COBIT
2 1 (1.39%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.39%) ISO 26262
2 1 (1.39%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.39%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 24 (33.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.39%) Cacti
2 1 (1.39%) Nagios
2 1 (1.39%) SELinux
2 1 (1.39%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 11 (15.28%) JD Edwards
2 5 (6.94%) Cisco
2 5 (6.94%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.56%) Cognos
3 4 (5.56%) F5
4 3 (4.17%) Capita
4 3 (4.17%) CheckPoint
4 3 (4.17%) Juniper
5 2 (2.78%) Mitel
6 1 (1.39%) Aderant
6 1 (1.39%) MathWorks
6 1 (1.39%) McAfee
6 1 (1.39%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.39%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.39%) VMware