Period
to 16 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 16 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 188 190 212
Rank change year-on-year +2 +22 -13
Permanent jobs citing Validation 97 133 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.20% 1.33% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 1.46% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 50 99 79
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £50,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% +33.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £29,300 £35,250 £24,349
90th Percentile £50,150 £71,500 £57,300
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,750 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.45% +8.95% +5.56%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 7,347 9,120 10,170
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 91.02% 91.24% 91.58%
Number of salaries quoted 5,562 7,331 7,988
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Validation in the West Midlands

Validation
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Validation in the West Midlands

Validation
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Validation in the West Midlands

Validation
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 December 2018. 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
Birmingham +7 54 £42,500 +6.25% 14
Warwickshire +14 12 £37,500 -20.63% 7
Staffordshire +23 8 £41,250 -8.33% 8
Coventry +6 7 £40,000 +3.90% 5
Solihull +13 5 - - 2
Worcestershire - 3 £24,000 - 3
Wolverhampton +14 2 £50,000 -
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, IT jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Validation.

1 39 (40.21%) Degree
2 26 (26.80%) SQL
3 23 (23.71%) Project Management
4 21 (21.65%) Change Management
4 21 (21.65%) ITIL
4 21 (21.65%) Microsoft
5 20 (20.62%) Line Management
5 20 (20.62%) GDPR
6 19 (19.59%) Workshop Facilitation
7 18 (18.56%) Data Centre
7 18 (18.56%) Data Protection
7 18 (18.56%) Service Delivery
8 17 (17.53%) Matrix Management
8 17 (17.53%) Tech Ops
9 15 (15.46%) Tableau
9 15 (15.46%) Six Sigma
9 15 (15.46%) SQL Server
10 14 (14.43%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (14.43%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (13.40%) GAP Analysis
11 13 (13.40%) Analytical Skills
12 12 (12.37%) ETL
12 12 (12.37%) Microsoft Excel
13 11 (11.34%) T-SQL
13 11 (11.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 11 (11.34%) Problem-Solving
14 10 (10.31%) Test Scripting
14 10 (10.31%) Linux
14 10 (10.31%) Management Information System
15 9 (9.28%) Automotive

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (5.15%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.06%) DNN
Applications
1 12 (12.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (8.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (6.19%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (2.06%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.06%) Simulink
4 2 (2.06%) Stateflow
4 2 (2.06%) TargetLink
5 1 (1.03%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 3 (3.09%) Carpe Diem
1 3 (3.09%) Elite 3E
2 1 (1.03%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.12%) ADSL
1 4 (4.12%) Broadband
1 4 (4.12%) VDSL
1 4 (4.12%) xDSL
2 3 (3.09%) DSL
2 3 (3.09%) FTP
3 2 (2.06%) Ethernet
3 2 (2.06%) LAN
3 2 (2.06%) WAN
3 2 (2.06%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.03%) Bluetooth
4 1 (1.03%) FlexRay
4 1 (1.03%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.46%) SQL Server
2 11 (11.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (8.25%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (7.22%) QlikView
5 5 (5.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (5.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (4.12%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (4.12%) Data Mining
6 4 (4.12%) Relational Database
6 4 (4.12%) Spotfire
7 3 (3.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 3 (3.09%) Power BI
7 3 (3.09%) Qlik Sense
8 2 (2.06%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (1.03%) Apache Hive
9 1 (1.03%) Big Data
9 1 (1.03%) GIS
9 1 (1.03%) Hadoop
9 1 (1.03%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (4.12%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.06%) Cucumber
2 2 (2.06%) Eclipse
2 2 (2.06%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (2.06%) Selenium
2 2 (2.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (2.06%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.03%) JIRA
3 1 (1.03%) Sikuli
3 1 (1.03%) Subversion
General
1 9 (9.28%) Automotive
2 7 (7.22%) Electronics
3 6 (6.19%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.15%) Billing
5 4 (4.12%) Local Government
5 4 (4.12%) Publishing
6 3 (3.09%) Finance
6 3 (3.09%) Manufacturing
7 2 (2.06%) Legal
7 2 (2.06%) Retail
8 1 (1.03%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 18 (18.56%) Analyst
2 17 (17.53%) Developer
2 17 (17.53%) Service Manager
2 17 (17.53%) Technical Manager
2 17 (17.53%) Technical Services Manager
3 14 (14.43%) Systems Engineer
4 13 (13.40%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 6 (6.19%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 5 (5.15%) Data Analyst
6 5 (5.15%) Systems Analyst
6 5 (5.15%) Technical Advisor
6 5 (5.15%) Technical Support
6 5 (5.15%) Technical Support Advisor
7 4 (4.12%) Business Systems Analyst
7 4 (4.12%) Systems Developer
8 3 (3.09%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 3 (3.09%) Business Support Analyst
8 3 (3.09%) Hardware Engineer
8 3 (3.09%) Oracle Analyst
8 3 (3.09%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.12%) XML
2 3 (3.09%) MDX
3 2 (2.06%) Gherkin
3 2 (2.06%) OpenGL
3 2 (2.06%) XSD
4 1 (1.03%) EDI
4 1 (1.03%) EDIFACT
4 1 (1.03%) Google Maps API
4 1 (1.03%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.56%) Data Centre
2 13 (13.40%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (10.31%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.15%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (5.15%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (5.15%) Infotainment
5 3 (3.09%) Algorithms
6 2 (2.06%) Blog
6 2 (2.06%) NHS
7 1 (1.03%) ASIC
7 1 (1.03%) CMDB
7 1 (1.03%) e-Learning
7 1 (1.03%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (1.03%) Graphic Design
7 1 (1.03%) iSeries
7 1 (1.03%) Learning Management System
7 1 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.03%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.31%) Linux
2 8 (8.25%) Windows
3 6 (6.19%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.03%) Unix
4 1 (1.03%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (23.71%) Project Management
2 21 (21.65%) Change Management
2 21 (21.65%) ITIL
3 20 (20.62%) Line Management
4 19 (19.59%) Workshop Facilitation
5 18 (18.56%) Data Protection
5 18 (18.56%) Service Delivery
6 17 (17.53%) Matrix Management
6 17 (17.53%) Tech Ops
7 15 (15.46%) Six Sigma
8 14 (14.43%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (14.43%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (13.40%) GAP Analysis
10 12 (12.37%) ETL
11 11 (11.34%) Problem-Solving
12 10 (10.31%) Test Scripting
13 9 (9.28%) Visualisation
14 7 (7.22%) Data Analysis
14 7 (7.22%) Software Testing
14 7 (7.22%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (26.80%) SQL
2 11 (11.34%) T-SQL
3 9 (9.28%) C++
4 7 (7.22%) Python
5 6 (6.19%) C
6 5 (5.15%) VB
7 4 (4.12%) Bash Shell
7 4 (4.12%) C#
7 4 (4.12%) Java
8 2 (2.06%) Perl
8 2 (2.06%) Ruby
9 1 (1.03%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.03%) RPG
9 1 (1.03%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 39 (40.21%) Degree
2 5 (5.15%) SC Cleared
2 5 (5.15%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.12%) HNC
3 4 (4.12%) HND
3 4 (4.12%) Master's Degree
4 3 (3.09%) ISEB
4 3 (3.09%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.06%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.03%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (20.62%) GDPR
2 8 (8.25%) Data Quality
3 4 (4.12%) SLA
4 2 (2.06%) HAZOP
4 2 (2.06%) QA
5 1 (1.03%) ISO 26262
5 1 (1.03%) PMO
5 1 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.03%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 21 (21.65%) Microsoft
2 15 (15.46%) Tableau
3 9 (9.28%) Cognos
4 5 (5.15%) Aderant
4 5 (5.15%) Alteryx
4 5 (5.15%) Oracle
5 4 (4.12%) MicroStrategy
5 4 (4.12%) SAP
6 3 (3.09%) EMC
7 2 (2.06%) Google
7 2 (2.06%) iManage
7 2 (2.06%) MathWorks
7 2 (2.06%) MKS
7 2 (2.06%) QNX
7 2 (2.06%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.03%) Adobe
8 1 (1.03%) Apple
8 1 (1.03%) IFS
8 1 (1.03%) JD Edwards
8 1 (1.03%) Salesforce.com