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 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
England / South West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 175 172 161
Rank change year-on-year -3 -11  
Permanent jobs citing Validation 61 68 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.17% 1.32% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 1.49% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 45 50 58
Median salary £43,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.85% -12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,100 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £55,000 £57,500
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 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 4722 4566 5212
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 90.30% 88.42% 86.90%
Number of salaries quoted 3889 3827 4363
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 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 25 June 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 25 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
Bristol -5 28 £37,500 +14.50% 18
Gloucestershire -8 13 £47,500 - 3
Wiltshire 0 8 £42,750 +0.58% 2
Cornwall 0 6 £43,000 -
Dorset +4 3 £55,000 +69.23% 1
Somerset -6 1 £40,000 +45.45%
Devon -7 1 £36,000 +17.83% 1
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 West region with a requirement for Validation.

1 40 (30.30%) Security Cleared
2 38 (28.79%) Degree
3 37 (28.03%) Project Management
4 32 (24.24%) C
5 31 (23.48%) Java
6 30 (22.73%) C++
7 26 (19.70%) SQL
7 26 (19.70%) Software Engineering
8 25 (18.94%) UML
8 25 (18.94%) Finance
9 24 (18.18%) Linux
10 20 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (15.15%) Requirements Engineering
11 18 (13.64%) ITIL
11 18 (13.64%) SC Cleared
12 16 (12.12%) Test Automation
12 16 (12.12%) Microsoft
12 16 (12.12%) Management Information System
13 15 (11.36%) Mentoring
13 15 (11.36%) SDLC
14 14 (10.61%) MODAF
15 13 (9.85%) XML
16 12 (9.09%) SQL Server
16 12 (9.09%) Service Management
16 12 (9.09%) Scrum
17 11 (8.33%) Electronics
17 11 (8.33%) Telecoms
17 11 (8.33%) TOGAF
17 11 (8.33%) Programme Management
17 11 (8.33%) DV Cleared

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 (6.06%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (3.79%) IIS
3 5 (3.79%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.76%) Apache
4 1 (0.76%) CICS
Applications
1 7 (5.30%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (4.55%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (0.76%) SAP BPC
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.03%) MIMO
1 4 (3.03%) Wireless
2 3 (2.27%) DHCP
2 3 (2.27%) DNS
2 3 (2.27%) NFC
2 3 (2.27%) OFDM
3 2 (1.52%) 802.15
3 2 (1.52%) Bluetooth
3 2 (1.52%) Unified Communications
3 2 (1.52%) VoIP
3 2 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.76%) 802.11
4 1 (0.76%) Firewall
4 1 (0.76%) FTP
4 1 (0.76%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.76%) LTE
4 1 (0.76%) Network Security
4 1 (0.76%) SSL
4 1 (0.76%) WLAN
4 1 (0.76%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
2 8 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (4.55%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.03%) Big Data
5 1 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.76%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.76%) DB2
5 1 (0.76%) MySQL
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (0.76%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 10 (7.58%) Rational DOORS
2 8 (6.06%) Selenium
3 5 (3.79%) JMeter
3 5 (3.79%) LoadRunner
3 5 (3.79%) LoadUI
3 5 (3.79%) Ranorex
3 5 (3.79%) Rational Rhapsody
3 5 (3.79%) SoapUI
4 4 (3.03%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.52%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.76%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.76%) Subversion
6 1 (0.76%) UltraEdit
General
1 25 (18.94%) Finance
2 11 (8.33%) Electronics
2 11 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 10 (7.58%) Manufacturing
4 9 (6.82%) Banking
5 4 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (2.27%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.76%) Automotive
7 1 (0.76%) Legal
7 1 (0.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (16.67%) Software Engineer
2 20 (15.15%) Consultant
3 19 (14.39%) Systems Engineer
4 18 (13.64%) Analyst
5 17 (12.88%) Java Engineer
5 17 (12.88%) Java Software Engineer
6 15 (11.36%) C++ Software Engineer
7 9 (6.82%) Architect
7 9 (6.82%) Test Engineer
8 8 (6.06%) Developer
8 8 (6.06%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (6.06%) Senior Solutions Analyst
8 8 (6.06%) Senior Systems Analyst
8 8 (6.06%) Solutions Analyst
8 8 (6.06%) Systems Analyst
9 7 (5.30%) Administrator
9 7 (5.30%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (4.55%) Applications Developer
10 6 (4.55%) Senior Systems Engineer
11 5 (3.79%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.85%) XML
2 9 (6.82%) .NET
2 9 (6.82%) HTML
3 8 (6.06%) Web Services
4 6 (4.55%) REST
4 6 (4.55%) SOAP
5 5 (3.79%) XForms
5 5 (3.79%) XSD
5 5 (3.79%) XSL
6 2 (1.52%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.52%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.76%) CSS
7 1 (0.76%) EDI
7 1 (0.76%) HTML5
7 1 (0.76%) jQuery
7 1 (0.76%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.12%) Management Information System
2 11 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.06%) Algorithms
4 6 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.03%) Driving Licence
5 4 (3.03%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (3.03%) Life Science
6 3 (2.27%) EMV
7 2 (1.52%) Contactless
7 2 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.52%) Handset
7 2 (1.52%) IVR
8 1 (0.76%) APACS
8 1 (0.76%) Chip and PIN
8 1 (0.76%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.76%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.76%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.76%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 24 (18.18%) Linux
2 5 (3.79%) Windows
3 3 (2.27%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.76%) Android
4 1 (0.76%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (28.03%) Project Management
2 26 (19.70%) Software Engineering
3 25 (18.94%) UML
4 20 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (15.15%) Requirements Engineering
5 18 (13.64%) ITIL
6 16 (12.12%) Test Automation
7 15 (11.36%) Mentoring
7 15 (11.36%) SDLC
8 14 (10.61%) MODAF
9 12 (9.09%) Scrum
9 12 (9.09%) Service Management
10 11 (8.33%) Business Process Modelling
10 11 (8.33%) Programme Management
10 11 (8.33%) TOGAF
10 11 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (7.58%) Data Integration
11 10 (7.58%) Process Improvement
11 10 (7.58%) Service Delivery
12 9 (6.82%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 32 (24.24%) C
2 31 (23.48%) Java
3 30 (22.73%) C++
4 26 (19.70%) SQL
5 9 (6.82%) C#
6 8 (6.06%) Python
7 7 (5.30%) PHP
8 6 (4.55%) VB.NET
8 6 (4.55%) XPath
9 5 (3.79%) XQuery
10 4 (3.03%) Perl
11 3 (2.27%) JavaScript
11 3 (2.27%) MATLAB
12 2 (1.52%) Ruby
13 1 (0.76%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.76%) ActionScript 2.0
13 1 (0.76%) ActionScript 3.0
13 1 (0.76%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 40 (30.30%) Security Cleared
2 38 (28.79%) Degree
3 18 (13.64%) SC Cleared
4 11 (8.33%) DV Cleared
5 8 (6.06%) ISTQB
6 6 (4.55%) Postgraduate
7 5 (3.79%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.27%) ISEB
8 3 (2.27%) PhD
9 2 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.76%) ACCA
10 1 (0.76%) EXIN
10 1 (0.76%) HNC
10 1 (0.76%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.76%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.58%) QA
2 5 (3.79%) ISO/IEC 15288
2 5 (3.79%) RMADS
3 4 (3.03%) SLA
4 2 (1.52%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.52%) PMO
5 1 (0.76%) DO-160
5 1 (0.76%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.76%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.76%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.27%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.27%) Hyper-V
2 3 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.52%) Firmware
4 1 (0.76%) RACF
4 1 (0.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (0.76%) zSecure
Vendors
1 16 (12.12%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.30%) Oracle
2 7 (5.30%) VMware
3 5 (3.79%) Atlassian
3 5 (3.79%) CA Agile Central
4 4 (3.03%) Cognizant
5 3 (2.27%) IBM
6 2 (1.52%) Cisco
6 2 (1.52%) Verint
7 1 (0.76%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.76%) EMC
7 1 (0.76%) IBM Sterling
7 1 (0.76%) Remedy
7 1 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.76%) SAP
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