The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for Validation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 83 86
Rank change year-on-year +18 +3  
Permanent jobs citing Validation 11 8 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.49% 0.71% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.66% 0.84% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 9 8 14
Median salary £45,000 £31,000 £29,565
Median salary % change year-on-year +45.16% +4.85%  
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.17% -5.55%  

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 South Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
South Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 663 957 1072
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 89.96% 85.14% 85.76%
Number of salaries quoted 569 835 910
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,441 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales citing Validation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in South Wales

Validation
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Salary trend for Validation in South Wales

Validation
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +5 4 £35,000 +12.90%
Newport +12 3 £45,000 +15.38%
Validation
Wales

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Validation.

1 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (39.13%) Degree
3 7 (30.43%) Computer Science
3 7 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (30.43%) Military
3 7 (30.43%) C#
3 7 (30.43%) C++
4 6 (26.09%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (26.09%) V-Model
5 5 (21.74%) Drupal
5 5 (21.74%) Doxygen
5 5 (21.74%) Software Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Desktop Publishing
5 5 (21.74%) IBM
5 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
5 5 (21.74%) Finance
5 5 (21.74%) Publishing
6 4 (17.39%) ISEB
6 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (17.39%) SQL
6 4 (17.39%) Waterfall
6 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
6 4 (17.39%) Business Analysis
7 3 (13.04%) iSeries
7 3 (13.04%) Incident Management
7 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
7 3 (13.04%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (13.04%) ITIL
7 3 (13.04%) Data Modelling
7 3 (13.04%) ITIL Certification

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 5 (21.74%) Drupal
2 1 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Doxygen
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) SAP HCM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Ethernet
1 1 (4.35%) HTTP
1 1 (4.35%) LAN
1 1 (4.35%) NAS
1 1 (4.35%) SAN
1 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (8.70%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 7 (30.43%) Military
2 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) Publishing
3 3 (13.04%) Advertising
4 1 (4.35%) Aerospace
4 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.35%) Marketing
4 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Senior Systems Engineer
1 7 (30.43%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Technical Writer
3 3 (13.04%) Applications Support
3 3 (13.04%) Applications Support Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Management Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) SAP Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) SAP HCM Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) IT Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) IT Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Leader
5 1 (4.35%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
1 1 (4.35%) Ajax
1 1 (4.35%) JSON
1 1 (4.35%) WPF
1 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (30.43%) Computer Science
2 3 (13.04%) iSeries
3 1 (4.35%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (4.35%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (26.09%) V-Model
3 5 (21.74%) Desktop Publishing
3 5 (21.74%) Software Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Business Analysis
4 4 (17.39%) Waterfall
5 3 (13.04%) Data Modelling
5 3 (13.04%) Incident Management
5 3 (13.04%) ITIL
5 3 (13.04%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
6 2 (8.70%) Content Management
6 2 (8.70%) Data Migration
6 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
6 2 (8.70%) Mathematics
6 2 (8.70%) Migration
6 2 (8.70%) Requirements Management
6 2 (8.70%) Time Management
6 2 (8.70%) Use Case
7 1 (4.35%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) C#
1 7 (30.43%) C++
2 4 (17.39%) SQL
3 2 (8.70%) Java
4 1 (4.35%) Assembly Language
4 1 (4.35%) C
4 1 (4.35%) Fortran
4 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.35%) MATLAB
4 1 (4.35%) Python
4 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) Degree
2 6 (26.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (17.39%) ISEB
3 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
4 3 (13.04%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (4.35%) MCITP
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.35%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (4.35%) PhD
5 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) DO-178B
1 1 (4.35%) IEC 61508
1 1 (4.35%) IEC 62304
1 1 (4.35%) MISRA
1 1 (4.35%) MISRA C
1 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) IBM
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) SAP
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco
3 1 (4.35%) F5
3 1 (4.35%) VMware