The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
UK / Wales
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 89 88
Rank change year-on-year +19 -1  
Permanent jobs citing Validation 19 10 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.95% 0.77% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.14% 0.91% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 13 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 Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 889 1095 1234
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 91.18% 84.36% 85.87%
Number of salaries quoted 764 935 1006
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 Wales

Validation
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for Validation in Wales

Validation
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Wales region over the 3 months to 24 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
South Wales +21 10 £41,250 +33.06% 1
Mid Wales +6 6 £43,000 -
Validation
UK

For the 6 months to 24 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 Wales region with a requirement for Validation.

1 19 (45.24%) ITIL
2 16 (38.10%) Degree
2 16 (38.10%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (33.33%) SQL
4 13 (30.95%) C#
4 13 (30.95%) Microsoft
4 13 (30.95%) Computer Science
5 11 (26.19%) Project Management
6 10 (23.81%) Business Analysis
6 10 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (23.81%) Data Integration
7 9 (21.43%) Management Information System
7 9 (21.43%) XML
7 9 (21.43%) SQL Server
8 8 (19.05%) Web Services
8 8 (19.05%) HTML
8 8 (19.05%) Java
8 8 (19.05%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (19.05%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (19.05%) Migration
8 8 (19.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (19.05%) Incident Management
8 8 (19.05%) Data Migration
8 8 (19.05%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (19.05%) Business Process Modelling
9 7 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (16.67%) Process Improvement
9 7 (16.67%) Military
9 7 (16.67%) Service Management
9 7 (16.67%) Finance

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 8 (19.05%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (11.90%) Drupal
4 3 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Doxygen
1 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (14.29%) Oracle HRMS
2 2 (4.76%) SAP HCM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) DHCP
1 3 (7.14%) VLAN
1 3 (7.14%) Wireless
1 3 (7.14%) Wireshark
2 1 (2.38%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.38%) HTTP
2 1 (2.38%) LAN
2 1 (2.38%) NAS
2 1 (2.38%) SAN
2 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 8 (19.05%) SQL Server 2012
2 8 (19.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (14.29%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (11.90%) JMeter
1 5 (11.90%) LoadRunner
1 5 (11.90%) LoadUI
1 5 (11.90%) Ranorex
1 5 (11.90%) Selenium
1 5 (11.90%) SoapUI
2 3 (7.14%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (4.76%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 7 (16.67%) Finance
1 7 (16.67%) Military
2 5 (11.90%) Publishing
3 3 (7.14%) Advertising
4 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.76%) Marketing
4 2 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.38%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) Analyst
2 9 (21.43%) Senior Analyst
3 8 (19.05%) Senior Solutions Analyst
3 8 (19.05%) Senior Systems Analyst
3 8 (19.05%) Solutions Analyst
3 8 (19.05%) Systems Analyst
4 7 (16.67%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 7 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (14.29%) Test Engineer
6 5 (11.90%) Consultant
6 5 (11.90%) Technical Engineer
7 4 (9.52%) Technical Writer
8 3 (7.14%) Applications Support
8 3 (7.14%) Applications Support Analyst
8 3 (7.14%) Principal Consultant
8 3 (7.14%) Support Analyst
8 3 (7.14%) Unified Communications Consultant
9 2 (4.76%) Administrator
9 2 (4.76%) SAP HCM Consultant
9 2 (4.76%) Senior Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.43%) XML
2 8 (19.05%) HTML
2 8 (19.05%) Web Services
3 7 (16.67%) .NET
4 6 (14.29%) REST
4 6 (14.29%) SOAP
5 1 (2.38%) Ajax
5 1 (2.38%) JSON
5 1 (2.38%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (38.10%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (30.95%) Computer Science
3 9 (21.43%) Management Information System
4 6 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (7.14%) iSeries
6 1 (2.38%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (2.38%) Life Science
6 1 (2.38%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) Windows
2 1 (2.38%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (45.24%) ITIL
2 11 (26.19%) Project Management
3 10 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (23.81%) Business Analysis
3 10 (23.81%) Data Integration
4 8 (19.05%) Business Process Modelling
4 8 (19.05%) Data Migration
4 8 (19.05%) Incident Management
4 8 (19.05%) Migration
5 7 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (16.67%) Process Improvement
5 7 (16.67%) Service Management
6 6 (14.29%) Business Process Improvement
6 6 (14.29%) ETL
6 6 (14.29%) SOA
6 6 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 6 (14.29%) V-Model
7 5 (11.90%) Defect Tracking
7 5 (11.90%) Desktop Publishing
7 5 (11.90%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (33.33%) SQL
2 13 (30.95%) C#
3 8 (19.05%) Java
4 7 (16.67%) C++
5 6 (14.29%) PHP
5 6 (14.29%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.38%) Assembly Language
6 1 (2.38%) C
6 1 (2.38%) Fortran
6 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.38%) MATLAB
6 1 (2.38%) Python
6 1 (2.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (38.10%) Degree
2 8 (19.05%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (14.29%) Postgraduate
4 5 (11.90%) ISTQB
5 4 (9.52%) ISEB
5 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
6 3 (7.14%) MCP
7 1 (2.38%) MCITP
7 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.38%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (2.38%) PhD
7 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (2.38%) DO-178B
2 1 (2.38%) GCP
2 1 (2.38%) GLP
2 1 (2.38%) GMP
2 1 (2.38%) GxP
2 1 (2.38%) IEC 61508
2 1 (2.38%) IEC 62304
2 1 (2.38%) MISRA
2 1 (2.38%) MISRA C
2 1 (2.38%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (30.95%) Microsoft
2 6 (14.29%) Oracle
3 5 (11.90%) Atlassian
3 5 (11.90%) IBM
4 3 (7.14%) Mitel
5 2 (4.76%) SAP
6 1 (2.38%) Cisco
6 1 (2.38%) F5
6 1 (2.38%) VMware
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