Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
England > Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 240 241 241
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -10
Permanent jobs citing Validation 167 183 200
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.09% 1.02% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 1.15% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 125 122 116
Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.67% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £32,500 £25,000 £26,875
90th Percentile £71,500 £64,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +9.47% +5.56% -5.26%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 13624 15916 16454
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 88.79% 89.01% 88.53%
Number of salaries quoted 11087 12475 13470
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £41,333 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Validation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in the Midlands

Validation
Salary Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Validation in the Midlands.

Salary trend for Validation in the Midlands

Validation
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in the Midlands over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Validation in the Midlands

Validation
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +4 136 £50,000 +33.33% 9
East Midlands +11 32 £40,000 -4.19% 5
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for Validation.

1 51 (30.54%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (22.75%) Degree
3 35 (20.96%) Test Automation
4 33 (19.76%) Microsoft
5 32 (19.16%) Security Cleared
6 31 (18.56%) Business Analysis
7 28 (16.77%) Software Engineering
7 28 (16.77%) Puppet
7 28 (16.77%) Jenkins
8 27 (16.17%) DevOps
8 27 (16.17%) SQL
9 26 (15.57%) SOAP
9 26 (15.57%) Data Management
9 26 (15.57%) REST
9 26 (15.57%) Selenium
10 25 (14.97%) BPMN
10 25 (14.97%) Continuous Improvement
11 24 (14.37%) Root Cause Analysis
11 24 (14.37%) Microsoft Azure
12 23 (13.77%) Analytical Skills
13 22 (13.17%) TOGAF
13 22 (13.17%) Web Services
13 22 (13.17%) Middleware
14 21 (12.57%) EMC
14 21 (12.57%) ITIL
14 21 (12.57%) SLA
14 21 (12.57%) Quality Management
14 21 (12.57%) Amazon AWS
15 20 (11.98%) QMS
15 20 (11.98%) Pega

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 20 (11.98%) Documentum
2 19 (11.38%) Tomcat
3 13 (7.78%) SAS
4 12 (7.19%) Apache
5 7 (4.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 7 (4.19%) WebLogic
6 5 (2.99%) Confluence
7 1 (0.60%) CMS
7 1 (0.60%) Kinematics
7 1 (0.60%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (7.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (7.19%) Simulink
3 4 (2.40%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (1.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.80%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.60%) CATIA
5 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.99%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.60%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 24 (14.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (12.57%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (5.39%) Office 365
4 7 (4.19%) GitHub
5 3 (1.80%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (1.80%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (1.80%) PaaS
6 2 (1.20%) SaaS
7 1 (0.60%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.39%) DNS
2 7 (4.19%) Ethernet
3 6 (3.59%) Firewall
4 4 (2.40%) LAN
4 4 (2.40%) Profibus
4 4 (2.40%) SAN
4 4 (2.40%) WLAN
5 3 (1.80%) Internet
5 3 (1.80%) MPLS
5 3 (1.80%) NAS
5 3 (1.80%) Network Security
5 3 (1.80%) RS-485
5 3 (1.80%) Wireless
6 2 (1.20%) BGP
6 2 (1.20%) Bluetooth
6 2 (1.20%) Cisco Wireless
6 2 (1.20%) EIGRP
6 2 (1.20%) Modbus
6 2 (1.20%) X.509
6 2 (1.20%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.58%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.79%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (4.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (4.19%) Hadoop
3 7 (4.19%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (3.59%) MS Access
5 5 (2.99%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (2.99%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (2.99%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (2.99%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (2.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (2.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 4 (2.40%) SAP BW
6 4 (2.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.80%) Looker
7 3 (1.80%) Qlik Sense
8 2 (1.20%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.60%) Lumira
Development Applications
1 28 (16.77%) Jenkins
2 26 (15.57%) Selenium
3 20 (11.98%) Git (software)
4 12 (7.19%) Maven
5 5 (2.99%) Android Studio
5 5 (2.99%) JIRA
5 5 (2.99%) Visual Studio
6 4 (2.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (2.40%) SonarQube
6 4 (2.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (2.40%) Subversion
7 3 (1.80%) CANoe
7 3 (1.80%) Fiddler
7 3 (1.80%) Ranorex
7 3 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.20%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.20%) FogBugz
8 2 (1.20%) Selenium IDE
8 2 (1.20%) TestRail
9 1 (0.60%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (10.18%) Automotive
2 16 (9.58%) Electronics
3 14 (8.38%) Finance
4 13 (7.78%) Manufacturing
5 7 (4.19%) Retail
5 7 (4.19%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.99%) Local Government
7 3 (1.80%) Legal
8 1 (0.60%) Banking
8 1 (0.60%) Marketing
8 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.60%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 41 (24.55%) Analyst
2 17 (10.18%) Systems Engineer
3 16 (9.58%) Developer
4 14 (8.38%) Architect
4 14 (8.38%) Business Analyst
5 12 (7.19%) Data Analyst
5 12 (7.19%) Pega Architect
6 11 (6.59%) Technical Manager
7 10 (5.99%) Service Manager
8 9 (5.39%) AWS Engineer
8 9 (5.39%) Cloud Engineer
8 9 (5.39%) Linux Engineer
8 9 (5.39%) Linux Systems Engineer
8 9 (5.39%) Software Engineer
8 9 (5.39%) Technical Services Manager
9 8 (4.79%) Applications Specialist
10 7 (4.19%) Embedded Engineer
10 7 (4.19%) Tester
11 6 (3.59%) Hardware Engineer
12 5 (2.99%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (15.57%) REST
1 26 (15.57%) SOAP
2 22 (13.17%) Middleware
2 22 (13.17%) Web Services
3 9 (5.39%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (2.40%) .NET
4 4 (2.40%) XML
4 4 (2.40%) XSD
5 2 (1.20%) CSS
5 2 (1.20%) HTML
5 2 (1.20%) Mason
5 2 (1.20%) PhoneGap
5 2 (1.20%) Visualforce
6 1 (0.60%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.60%) Backbone.js
6 1 (0.60%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.60%) jQuery
6 1 (0.60%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 23 (13.77%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (11.98%) Computer Science
3 18 (10.78%) Management Information System
3 18 (10.78%) Public Cloud
4 9 (5.39%) Data Centre
5 7 (4.19%) Data Structures
6 6 (3.59%) Embedded Systems
6 6 (3.59%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 5 (2.99%) Reference Data
7 5 (2.99%) Smart Meter
8 4 (2.40%) Credit Risk
8 4 (2.40%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.20%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.20%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.20%) User Experience
9 2 (1.20%) Verilog
9 2 (1.20%) VHDL
10 1 (0.60%) Life Science
10 1 (0.60%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.60%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (8.98%) Linux
2 8 (4.79%) Android
3 6 (3.59%) Windows
4 5 (2.99%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.40%) VxWorks
6 3 (1.80%) Kali Linux
7 2 (1.20%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (30.54%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (20.96%) Test Automation
3 31 (18.56%) Business Analysis
4 28 (16.77%) Software Engineering
5 27 (16.17%) DevOps
6 26 (15.57%) Data Management
7 25 (14.97%) BPMN
7 25 (14.97%) Continuous Improvement
8 24 (14.37%) Root Cause Analysis
9 22 (13.17%) TOGAF
10 21 (12.57%) ITIL
10 21 (12.57%) Quality Management
11 20 (11.98%) Case Management
11 20 (11.98%) QMS
11 20 (11.98%) SOA
12 19 (11.38%) BPEL
12 19 (11.38%) Build Automation
12 19 (11.38%) Document Management
12 19 (11.38%) Event-Driven Architecture
12 19 (11.38%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (16.17%) SQL
2 20 (11.98%) C
3 15 (8.98%) MATLAB
4 13 (7.78%) Java
5 12 (7.19%) C#
6 11 (6.59%) C++
7 10 (5.99%) JavaScript
8 9 (5.39%) Python
9 6 (3.59%) Ada
10 4 (2.40%) Perl
11 3 (1.80%) Go
12 2 (1.20%) Apex Code
12 2 (1.20%) Scala
12 2 (1.20%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.60%) ANSI C
13 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.60%) Elixir
13 1 (0.60%) Erlang
13 1 (0.60%) PHP
13 1 (0.60%) VBA
Qualifications
1 38 (22.75%) Degree
2 32 (19.16%) Security Cleared
3 13 (7.78%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.59%) ISEB
5 5 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.80%) CCNA
6 3 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.80%) CISSP
6 3 (1.80%) ISSEP
6 3 (1.80%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.80%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 2 (1.20%) CCNP
8 1 (0.60%) CBAP
8 1 (0.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.60%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.60%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (12.57%) SLA
2 19 (11.38%) Disclosure Scotland
2 19 (11.38%) QA
3 8 (4.79%) PMO
4 7 (4.19%) Data Quality
5 4 (2.40%) IEC 61508
5 4 (2.40%) IEC 62304
5 4 (2.40%) ISO 26262
5 4 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (1.80%) NIST 800
7 2 (1.20%) ISO 9001
7 2 (1.20%) MISRA
7 2 (1.20%) MISRA C
8 1 (0.60%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.60%) GxP
8 1 (0.60%) TickIT
System Software
1 12 (7.19%) Docker
2 9 (5.39%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.99%) Firmware
4 3 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 28 (16.77%) Puppet
2 12 (7.19%) Terraform
3 9 (5.39%) Ansible
3 9 (5.39%) Grafana
3 9 (5.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 7 (4.19%) ZABBIX
5 3 (1.80%) HP Fortify
5 3 (1.80%) Kubernetes
5 3 (1.80%) Nessus
Vendors
1 33 (19.76%) Microsoft
2 21 (12.57%) EMC
3 20 (11.98%) Pega
4 13 (7.78%) Oracle
5 9 (5.39%) Splunk
6 6 (3.59%) Cognos
7 5 (2.99%) Civica
7 5 (2.99%) Google
8 4 (2.40%) Atlassian
8 4 (2.40%) Coverity
8 4 (2.40%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (2.40%) SAP
8 4 (2.40%) Tableau
9 3 (1.80%) Cisco
9 3 (1.80%) HP
9 3 (1.80%) NetApp
9 3 (1.80%) Veracode
10 2 (1.20%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.20%) Interwoven
10 2 (1.20%) Juniper