The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
England / South West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 170 158
Rank change year-on-year +6 -12  
Permanent jobs citing Validation 71 93 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.40% 1.58% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 1.78% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 44 59 59
Median salary £37,500 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.77% +10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £33,000 £34,800
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £56,800 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - -11.11%  

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 the South West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4558 5229 5269
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 90.08% 88.73% 87.82%
Number of salaries quoted 3768 4275 4385
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 the South West

Validation
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Validation in the South West

Validation
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in the South West over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Validation in the South West

Validation
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 March 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
Bristol +5 36 £37,500 -12.28% 8
Somerset +1 10 £47,500 -19.14%
Cornwall +12 9 - - 2
Wiltshire +4 9 £40,000 -13.32% 2
Gloucestershire -20 7 £35,000 -22.22% 3
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 West region with a requirement for Validation.

1 40 (30.08%) C++
2 38 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 37 (27.82%) Degree
4 36 (27.07%) Java
5 32 (24.06%) C
6 29 (21.80%) ITIL
7 28 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (20.30%) Linux
8 27 (20.30%) SQL
9 26 (19.55%) UML
10 24 (18.05%) Microsoft
11 23 (17.29%) Software Engineering
12 22 (16.54%) Project Management
13 20 (15.04%) Service Management
13 20 (15.04%) Analytical Skills
14 19 (14.29%) Management Information System
14 19 (14.29%) Python
15 18 (13.53%) Selenium
16 17 (12.78%) VMware Infrastructure
16 17 (12.78%) VMware
16 17 (12.78%) Telecoms
16 17 (12.78%) Finance
17 16 (12.03%) DV Cleared
17 16 (12.03%) Requirements Engineering
18 15 (11.28%) SQL Server
19 14 (10.53%) Perl
19 14 (10.53%) SDLC
20 13 (9.77%) Cybersecurity
20 13 (9.77%) Test Automation
20 13 (9.77%) Test Strategy

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 8 (6.02%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.51%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (3.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (2.26%) Apache
4 3 (2.26%) IIS
5 1 (0.75%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.75%) PowerExchange
5 1 (0.75%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (8.27%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.51%) MS Office
2 6 (4.51%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (3.01%) SPSS
4 2 (1.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (3.76%) Oracle HRMS
2 3 (2.26%) OpenText MBPM
2 3 (2.26%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.75%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.77%) Wireless
2 5 (3.76%) MIMO
2 5 (3.76%) OFDM
3 4 (3.01%) 802.15
3 4 (3.01%) Bluetooth
3 4 (3.01%) Internet
3 4 (3.01%) Junos
3 4 (3.01%) LTE
3 4 (3.01%) NFC
3 4 (3.01%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (3.01%) WLAN
4 3 (2.26%) DHCP
4 3 (2.26%) DNS
4 3 (2.26%) LAN
4 3 (2.26%) WAN
5 2 (1.50%) Unified Communications
5 2 (1.50%) VoIP
6 1 (0.75%) Skype
6 1 (0.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.28%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.77%) Big Data
3 7 (5.26%) Relational Database
4 6 (4.51%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (4.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (3.76%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (3.01%) Hadoop
7 3 (2.26%) IDOL
7 3 (2.26%) MySQL
7 3 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.75%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.75%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 18 (13.53%) Selenium
2 11 (8.27%) Cucumber
3 10 (7.52%) Rational DOORS
4 8 (6.02%) JMeter
4 8 (6.02%) LoadRunner
4 8 (6.02%) LoadUI
4 8 (6.02%) Ranorex
4 8 (6.02%) SoapUI
5 5 (3.76%) Rational Rhapsody
6 4 (3.01%) Mercurial
7 3 (2.26%) Subversion
8 1 (0.75%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.75%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.75%) JIRA
General
1 17 (12.78%) Finance
1 17 (12.78%) Telecoms
2 10 (7.52%) Electronics
3 7 (5.26%) Banking
4 5 (3.76%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.01%) Marketing
5 4 (3.01%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.75%) Advertising
6 1 (0.75%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.75%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 21 (15.79%) Test Engineer
2 18 (13.53%) Software Engineer
3 14 (10.53%) C++ Software Engineer
3 14 (10.53%) Java Engineer
3 14 (10.53%) Java Software Engineer
4 12 (9.02%) Architect
4 12 (9.02%) Systems Engineer
5 11 (8.27%) Software Test Engineer
6 10 (7.52%) Consultant
6 10 (7.52%) Integration Engineer
6 10 (7.52%) Software Integration Engineer
6 10 (7.52%) Solutions Architect
6 10 (7.52%) Test and Integration Engineer
7 8 (6.02%) Analyst
7 8 (6.02%) Developer
7 8 (6.02%) Technical Engineer
8 7 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (4.51%) Senior Solutions Analyst
9 6 (4.51%) Senior Systems Analyst
9 6 (4.51%) Solutions Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.77%) .NET
2 10 (7.52%) HTML
2 10 (7.52%) XML
3 7 (5.26%) REST
3 7 (5.26%) Web Services
4 6 (4.51%) SOAP
5 4 (3.01%) 802.1X
5 4 (3.01%) CSS
6 3 (2.26%) .NET Framework
6 3 (2.26%) HTML5
6 3 (2.26%) jQuery
6 3 (2.26%) XForms
6 3 (2.26%) XSD
6 3 (2.26%) XSL
7 1 (0.75%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.75%) JSON
7 1 (0.75%) LAMP
7 1 (0.75%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.04%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 10 (7.52%) Algorithms
4 9 (6.77%) Computer Science
5 7 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (4.51%) Data Centre
6 6 (4.51%) Driving Licence
7 4 (3.01%) Credit Risk
7 4 (3.01%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (3.01%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 4 (3.01%) Life Science
8 2 (1.50%) Handset
8 2 (1.50%) IVR
9 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 27 (20.30%) Linux
2 6 (4.51%) Windows
3 3 (2.26%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.75%) Android
4 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (21.80%) ITIL
2 28 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (19.55%) UML
4 23 (17.29%) Software Engineering
5 22 (16.54%) Project Management
6 20 (15.04%) Service Management
7 16 (12.03%) Requirements Engineering
8 14 (10.53%) SDLC
9 13 (9.77%) Cybersecurity
9 13 (9.77%) MODAF
9 13 (9.77%) Test Automation
9 13 (9.77%) Test Strategy
10 12 (9.02%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (9.02%) ITSM
11 11 (8.27%) Test Scripting
12 10 (7.52%) SOA
13 9 (6.77%) Process Improvement
13 9 (6.77%) Scrum
14 8 (6.02%) Defect Tracking
14 8 (6.02%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 40 (30.08%) C++
2 36 (27.07%) Java
3 32 (24.06%) C
4 27 (20.30%) SQL
5 19 (14.29%) Python
6 14 (10.53%) Perl
7 11 (8.27%) C#
8 9 (6.77%) PHP
9 6 (4.51%) JavaScript
9 6 (4.51%) VB.NET
10 5 (3.76%) MATLAB
11 4 (3.01%) Tcl
11 4 (3.01%) VBA
12 3 (2.26%) XPath
12 3 (2.26%) XQuery
13 2 (1.50%) Ruby
14 1 (0.75%) Ada
14 1 (0.75%) Embedded C
14 1 (0.75%) Embedded C++
14 1 (0.75%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 38 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 37 (27.82%) Degree
3 16 (12.03%) DV Cleared
4 13 (9.77%) ISTQB
4 13 (9.77%) SC Cleared
5 8 (6.02%) ISEB
5 8 (6.02%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (4.51%) GIAC
6 6 (4.51%) Postgraduate
7 5 (3.76%) PhD
8 4 (3.01%) CCNA
8 4 (3.01%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (3.01%) GSEC
8 4 (3.01%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (3.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (3.01%) JNCIA
8 4 (3.01%) MBCS
9 2 (1.50%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (1.50%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.51%) QA
2 3 (2.26%) SLA
3 2 (1.50%) PMO
4 1 (0.75%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.75%) RMADS
System Software
1 17 (12.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (7.52%) Hyper-V
3 6 (4.51%) Active Directory
4 4 (3.01%) Firmware
5 3 (2.26%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (2.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (2.26%) SCCM
2 2 (1.50%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 24 (18.05%) Microsoft
2 17 (12.78%) VMware
3 10 (7.52%) Oracle
4 8 (6.02%) Atlassian
5 6 (4.51%) Cisco
6 4 (3.01%) Cloudera
6 4 (3.01%) Cognizant
6 4 (3.01%) Juniper
6 4 (3.01%) Tableau
7 3 (2.26%) CA Agile Central
7 3 (2.26%) Citrix
7 3 (2.26%) iManage
8 2 (1.50%) IBM
8 2 (1.50%) Verint
9 1 (0.75%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.75%) EMC
9 1 (0.75%) Informatica
9 1 (0.75%) Remedy
9 1 (0.75%) SAP
9 1 (0.75%) Snow
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