Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
England > South West
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 219 217 187
Rank change year-on-year -2 -30 +28
Permanent jobs citing Validation 133 123 185
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.30% 1.12% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 1.27% 1.75%
Number of salaries quoted 74 83 129
South West median annual salary £35,500 £35,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.43% -10.26% -8.24%
10th Percentile £25,025 £26,470 £28,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £56,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% +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 South West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 9192 9719 10557
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 89.56% 88.87% 88.80%
Number of salaries quoted 7569 8101 8871
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 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
Bristol +20 77 £36,000 -24.21% 15
Gloucestershire +10 23 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Dorset +15 22 £45,000 +38.46%
Wiltshire -4 6 £22,000 -31.25% 4
Somerset +2 4 £42,500 +21.43% 1
Devon +6 1 £36,000 +23.71%
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 South West region with a requirement for Validation.

1 57 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 51 (38.35%) Software Engineering
3 47 (35.34%) C
4 39 (29.32%) Java
5 36 (27.07%) Linux
6 32 (24.06%) C++
7 31 (23.31%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (21.80%) Requirements Engineering
9 28 (21.05%) Degree
10 25 (18.80%) UML
11 23 (17.29%) Test Automation
12 21 (15.79%) Finance
12 21 (15.79%) Requirements Management
12 21 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
13 19 (14.29%) Computer Science
13 19 (14.29%) Manufacturing
14 17 (12.78%) Time Management
14 17 (12.78%) MATLAB
14 17 (12.78%) Analytical Skills
15 16 (12.03%) Rational DOORS
15 16 (12.03%) Project Management
16 15 (11.28%) MODAF
16 15 (11.28%) Use Case
16 15 (11.28%) QA
16 15 (11.28%) Big Data
16 15 (11.28%) Embedded Systems
17 14 (10.53%) DV Cleared
17 14 (10.53%) Management Information System
17 14 (10.53%) Information Security
17 14 (10.53%) Subversion

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 3 (2.26%) Apache
2 1 (0.75%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.75%) CMS
2 1 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 9 (6.77%) Simulink
2 6 (4.51%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (3.76%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.75%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 8 (6.02%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.75%) SAP FI-CA
2 1 (0.75%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.75%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.02%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.50%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (1.50%) Ethernet
2 2 (1.50%) Firewall
2 2 (1.50%) IPv4
2 2 (1.50%) Network Security
2 2 (1.50%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.75%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.75%) RS-232
3 1 (0.75%) Wireless
3 1 (0.75%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.28%) Big Data
2 4 (3.01%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.26%) Data Mining
3 3 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.50%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.50%) MySQL
4 2 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.75%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.75%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.75%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.75%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.75%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 16 (12.03%) Rational DOORS
2 14 (10.53%) Subversion
3 11 (8.27%) Eclipse
3 11 (8.27%) JBehave
3 11 (8.27%) Jenkins
3 11 (8.27%) JUnit
3 11 (8.27%) Maven
4 7 (5.26%) Rational Rhapsody
5 3 (2.26%) GCC
5 3 (2.26%) Gerrit
5 3 (2.26%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.26%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (1.50%) Mercurial
6 2 (1.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (1.50%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.75%) JIRA
7 1 (0.75%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.75%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.75%) TestRail
General
1 21 (15.79%) Finance
2 19 (14.29%) Manufacturing
3 13 (9.77%) Electronics
4 10 (7.52%) Banking
5 8 (6.02%) Retail
6 5 (3.76%) Aerospace
7 3 (2.26%) Military
8 2 (1.50%) Avionics
8 2 (1.50%) Games
8 2 (1.50%) Marketing
8 2 (1.50%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.75%) Automotive
9 1 (0.75%) Billing
9 1 (0.75%) Legal
9 1 (0.75%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 33 (24.81%) Software Engineer
2 24 (18.05%) Systems Engineer
3 19 (14.29%) Java Engineer
3 19 (14.29%) Java Software Engineer
4 18 (13.53%) Test Engineer
5 16 (12.03%) C++ Software Engineer
5 16 (12.03%) Developer
6 15 (11.28%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 13 (9.77%) Software Test Engineer
8 10 (7.52%) Analyst
9 9 (6.77%) Business Analyst
9 9 (6.77%) Consultant
9 9 (6.77%) Java Developer
10 7 (5.26%) MATLAB Engineer
11 6 (4.51%) C/C++ Software Engineer
11 6 (4.51%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 6 (4.51%) Embedded Engineer
11 6 (4.51%) Senior Java Engineer
11 6 (4.51%) Senior Java Software Engineer
11 6 (4.51%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.52%) Web Services
2 9 (6.77%) Oracle Fusion
2 9 (6.77%) Spring
3 8 (6.02%) Hibernate
3 8 (6.02%) Middleware
3 8 (6.02%) RESTful
3 8 (6.02%) Spring Boot
4 7 (5.26%) HTML
4 7 (5.26%) XML
5 6 (4.51%) CSS
5 6 (4.51%) OpenMP
6 5 (3.76%) jQuery
7 3 (2.26%) Django
7 3 (2.26%) HTML5
7 3 (2.26%) JSON
7 3 (2.26%) Mason
7 3 (2.26%) NumPy
7 3 (2.26%) Pandas
7 3 (2.26%) REST
8 2 (1.50%) Tapestry
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 17 (12.78%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (11.28%) Embedded Systems
4 14 (10.53%) Management Information System
5 9 (6.77%) Algorithms
5 9 (6.77%) Life Science
6 8 (6.02%) Cloud Native
7 6 (4.51%) Acoustics
8 2 (1.50%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.50%) User Experience
9 1 (0.75%) APACS
9 1 (0.75%) CAN bus
9 1 (0.75%) Chip and PIN
9 1 (0.75%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.75%) EMV
9 1 (0.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (0.75%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 36 (27.07%) Linux
2 2 (1.50%) Android
2 2 (1.50%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.50%) Windows
3 1 (0.75%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (0.75%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (38.35%) Software Engineering
2 31 (23.31%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (21.80%) Requirements Engineering
4 25 (18.80%) UML
5 23 (17.29%) Test Automation
6 21 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (15.79%) Requirements Management
7 17 (12.78%) Time Management
8 16 (12.03%) Project Management
9 15 (11.28%) MODAF
9 15 (11.28%) Use Case
10 14 (10.53%) Data Analysis
10 14 (10.53%) Information Security
11 13 (9.77%) Acceptance Criteria
11 13 (9.77%) TOGAF
12 12 (9.02%) OO
12 12 (9.02%) Scrum
13 11 (8.27%) TDD
14 10 (7.52%) Logistics
14 10 (7.52%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 47 (35.34%) C
2 39 (29.32%) Java
3 32 (24.06%) C++
4 17 (12.78%) MATLAB
5 13 (9.77%) SQL
6 11 (8.27%) Shell Script
7 8 (6.02%) Embedded C
8 7 (5.26%) JavaScript
9 6 (4.51%) Embedded C++
9 6 (4.51%) Python
10 5 (3.76%) Ada
10 5 (3.76%) C#
10 5 (3.76%) T-SQL
11 3 (2.26%) PHP
11 3 (2.26%) VBA
12 2 (1.50%) VBScript
13 1 (0.75%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.75%) ECMAScript
13 1 (0.75%) Scala
13 1 (0.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 57 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 28 (21.05%) Degree
3 14 (10.53%) DV Cleared
4 12 (9.02%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.76%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.50%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.50%) PhD
7 1 (0.75%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (0.75%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (0.75%) HNC
7 1 (0.75%) HND
7 1 (0.75%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.28%) QA
2 9 (6.77%) DO-178B
3 6 (4.51%) Data Quality
3 6 (4.51%) MIL-STD-498
4 4 (3.01%) ECSS
4 4 (3.01%) RMADS
5 1 (0.75%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.75%) MISRA
5 1 (0.75%) PMO
5 1 (0.75%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (1.50%) Firmware
1 2 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.50%) Cacti
1 2 (1.50%) Nagios
1 2 (1.50%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 9 (6.77%) Oracle
2 8 (6.02%) Cognizant
2 8 (6.02%) JD Edwards
2 8 (6.02%) PeopleSoft
3 7 (5.26%) Intel
4 5 (3.76%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.26%) EMC
5 3 (2.26%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (2.26%) SAP
6 2 (1.50%) Cisco
6 2 (1.50%) VMware
6 2 (1.50%) Zend
7 1 (0.75%) Sitecore