Period
to 28 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 28 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
South West > Somerset
6 months to
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 111 99
Rank change year-on-year 0 -12 +20
Permanent jobs citing Validation 7 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 0.52% 0.15% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.17% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 4
Somerset median annual salary £47,500 £75,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -36.67% +100.00% -
10th Percentile £38,750 £34,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £53,350 £82,500 £38,750
South West median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -5.88%

Validation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Somerset with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Somerset
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1258 1156 987
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 92.57% 87.91% 84.65%
Number of salaries quoted 960 1018 864
Somerset median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +2.86%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Somerset

Validation
Salary Trend in Somerset

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

Salary trend for Validation in Somerset

Validation
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Somerset region over the 6 months to 28 July 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
Taunton - 5 £47,500 -
Bath -5 2 - -
Validation
South West

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Validation.

1 4 (57.14%) Scrum
1 4 (57.14%) Line Management
2 3 (42.86%) Service Management
2 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) C
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (28.57%) Big Data
3 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
3 2 (28.57%) Coaching
3 2 (28.57%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (28.57%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (28.57%) Degree
4 1 (14.29%) Kanban
4 1 (14.29%) ArchiMate
4 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) UML
4 1 (14.29%) Finance

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Big Data
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Architect
1 4 (57.14%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Line Management
1 4 (57.14%) Scrum
2 3 (42.86%) Service Management
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Coaching
3 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (14.29%) ArchiMate
4 1 (14.29%) Kanban
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
4 1 (14.29%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared