Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 141 145 153
Rank change year-on-year +4 +8 +13
Permanent jobs citing Validation 57 50 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.44% 1.31% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.58% 1.44% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 15 44 18
Birmingham median annual salary £54,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £34,750 £31,625 £25,680
90th Percentile £61,000 £53,750 £71,250
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £48,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year -7.69% +14.71% -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 3,609 3,467 4,297
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 91.25% 90.66% 89.13%
Number of salaries quoted 2,589 2,831 3,190
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,625
90th Percentile £70,200 £64,375 £70,000
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +1.25%

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 16 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Validation in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 23 (40.35%) ITIL
1 23 (40.35%) GAP Analysis
2 22 (38.60%) Service Delivery
2 22 (38.60%) Change Management
2 22 (38.60%) Line Management
2 22 (38.60%) Data Centre
3 21 (36.84%) Tech Ops
3 21 (36.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 21 (36.84%) Matrix Management
4 19 (33.33%) Project Management
5 18 (31.58%) Six Sigma
5 18 (31.58%) Degree
6 15 (26.32%) Microsoft
7 8 (14.04%) Public Cloud
8 7 (12.28%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (12.28%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (10.53%) Finance
9 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
9 6 (10.53%) Office 365
10 5 (8.77%) User Stories
10 5 (8.77%) Stakeholder Analysis
10 5 (8.77%) Collaborative Working
10 5 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (8.77%) Management Information System
10 5 (8.77%) Business Analysis
10 5 (8.77%) Enterprise Architecture
11 4 (7.02%) Test Automation
11 4 (7.02%) Problem-Solving

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 (3.51%) Apache
1 2 (3.51%) Apache Spark
1 2 (3.51%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Carpe Diem
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (10.53%) Office 365
2 1 (1.75%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.75%) Google Tag Manager
2 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.26%) DHCP
1 3 (5.26%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.51%) DNS
2 2 (3.51%) FTP
2 2 (3.51%) HTTP
2 2 (3.51%) Internet
2 2 (3.51%) IPsec
3 1 (1.75%) Firewall
3 1 (1.75%) LAN
3 1 (1.75%) MPLS
3 1 (1.75%) VLAN
3 1 (1.75%) WAN
3 1 (1.75%) Wireless
3 1 (1.75%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) BigQuery
1 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.51%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.51%) JIRA
1 2 (3.51%) Selenium
General
1 6 (10.53%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Banking
2 2 (3.51%) Financial Institution
2 2 (3.51%) Games
2 2 (3.51%) Retail
3 1 (1.75%) Automotive
3 1 (1.75%) Marketing
3 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (38.60%) Service Manager
2 21 (36.84%) Technical Manager
2 21 (36.84%) Technical Services Manager
3 18 (31.58%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 18 (31.58%) Systems Engineer
4 7 (12.28%) Analyst
5 6 (10.53%) Business Analyst
6 5 (8.77%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) QA Tester
7 2 (3.51%) Senior DevOps
7 2 (3.51%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Tester
8 1 (1.75%) Analytics Manager
8 1 (1.75%) ERP Analyst
8 1 (1.75%) Insight Manager
8 1 (1.75%) Principal Hardware Engineer
8 1 (1.75%) SSAS Developer
8 1 (1.75%) SSIS Developer
8 1 (1.75%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.51%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (3.51%) Kafka
2 1 (1.75%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 22 (38.60%) Data Centre
2 8 (14.04%) Public Cloud
3 7 (12.28%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (8.77%) Management Information System
5 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.51%) Fintech
6 2 (3.51%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (3.51%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (3.51%) Mobile App
6 2 (3.51%) Online Games
6 2 (3.51%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.75%) ASIC
7 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.51%) Linux
1 2 (3.51%) VMS
1 2 (3.51%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (40.35%) GAP Analysis
1 23 (40.35%) ITIL
2 22 (38.60%) Change Management
2 22 (38.60%) Line Management
2 22 (38.60%) Service Delivery
3 21 (36.84%) Matrix Management
3 21 (36.84%) Tech Ops
4 19 (33.33%) Project Management
5 18 (31.58%) Six Sigma
6 7 (12.28%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (8.77%) Business Analysis
8 5 (8.77%) Collaborative Working
8 5 (8.77%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (8.77%) Stakeholder Analysis
8 5 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (8.77%) User Stories
9 4 (7.02%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (7.02%) Test Automation
10 3 (5.26%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.26%) Python
2 2 (3.51%) Go
2 2 (3.51%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.51%) SQL
3 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.75%) R
3 1 (1.75%) Ruby
3 1 (1.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (31.58%) Degree
2 2 (3.51%) ISEB
2 2 (3.51%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.75%) CCNA
3 1 (1.75%) CIPD
3 1 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.75%) MCP
3 1 (1.75%) RHCE
3 1 (1.75%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) QA
2 2 (3.51%) GDPR
3 1 (1.75%) COBIT
3 1 (1.75%) ISO 26262
3 1 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (3.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 2 (3.51%) Docker
1 2 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (36.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (5.26%) Nagios
3 2 (3.51%) Ambari
3 2 (3.51%) Cacti
3 2 (3.51%) Docker Swarm
3 2 (3.51%) Kibana
3 2 (3.51%) Kubernetes
3 2 (3.51%) logstash
3 2 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.51%) Puppet
4 1 (1.75%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 15 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.51%) Cisco
2 2 (3.51%) Splunk
2 2 (3.51%) VMware
3 1 (1.75%) Aderant
3 1 (1.75%) Capita
3 1 (1.75%) EMC
3 1 (1.75%) F5
3 1 (1.75%) Google
3 1 (1.75%) JD Edwards
3 1 (1.75%) McAfee
3 1 (1.75%) Mitel
3 1 (1.75%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.75%) ServiceNow
3 1 (1.75%) SolarWinds