Period
to 17 September 2019

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 17 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 136 180 196
Rank change year-on-year +44 +16 +26
Permanent jobs citing Validation 147 123 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.93% 1.40% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.10% 1.54% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 98 70 111
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £32,500 £33,425
90th Percentile £71,250 £60,000 £71,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - -5.00% +8.70%

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 7,015 7,972 9,085
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 92.27% 91.01% 91.85%
Number of salaries quoted 5,568 6,105 7,472
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £62,725
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 17 September 2019.

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 17 September 2019. 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
Warwickshire +19 57 £47,000 +4.44% 10
Coventry +17 23 £55,000 +25.71% 6
Worcestershire +11 23 £27,000 -36.47% 7
Birmingham +12 20 £45,000 -12.62% 10
Solihull -11 11 £52,500 -
Dudley - 5 £40,000 -
Shropshire - 2 £29,161 -
Wolverhampton +18 1 - -
Staffordshire 0 1 £45,000 +12.50% 8
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £47,500 -
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 17 September 2019, 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 41 (27.89%) Electronics
1 41 (27.89%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (22.45%) Degree
2 33 (22.45%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (21.09%) Python
4 27 (18.37%) Software Engineering
5 25 (17.01%) C
5 25 (17.01%) Cybersecurity
5 25 (17.01%) Problem-Solving
6 24 (16.33%) AWS
7 23 (15.65%) Management Information System
7 23 (15.65%) Change Management
8 22 (14.97%) Stakeholder Management
9 20 (13.61%) SDLC
10 18 (12.24%) Analytics
10 18 (12.24%) Business Intelligence
10 18 (12.24%) Git (software)
10 18 (12.24%) Test Automation
11 17 (11.56%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (11.56%) Quality Management
11 17 (11.56%) Aerospace
11 17 (11.56%) DevOps
12 16 (10.88%) SQL
13 15 (10.20%) C#
13 15 (10.20%) Perl
13 15 (10.20%) Cisco
13 15 (10.20%) Embedded C
13 15 (10.20%) Cisco Certification
13 15 (10.20%) Risk Management
13 15 (10.20%) Bash Shell

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 2 (1.36%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (7.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.72%) Simulink
3 3 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.36%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.68%) SPSS
5 1 (0.68%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 2 (1.36%) FastStats
1 2 (1.36%) FastStats PeopleStage
Cloud Services
1 24 (16.33%) AWS
2 7 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (4.76%) Amazon Glacier
2 7 (4.76%) Amazon S3
2 7 (4.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 5 (3.40%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (3.40%) Force.com
4 4 (2.72%) Power Platform
5 3 (2.04%) GitHub
6 2 (1.36%) Azure
6 2 (1.36%) Office 365
6 2 (1.36%) SaaS
7 1 (0.68%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Flow
7 1 (0.68%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.16%) Cisco ASA
2 8 (5.44%) Internet
2 8 (5.44%) Network Security
2 8 (5.44%) WAN
3 7 (4.76%) Wireless
4 6 (4.08%) Cisco Firepower
4 6 (4.08%) Firewall
4 6 (4.08%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (3.40%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (3.40%) DHCP
5 5 (3.40%) MPLS
5 5 (3.40%) VPN
6 3 (2.04%) LAN
6 3 (2.04%) SAN
7 2 (1.36%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.68%) Modbus
8 1 (0.68%) RS-232
8 1 (0.68%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.08%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.72%) Power BI
4 3 (2.04%) Data Mining
4 3 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.36%) Oracle Discoverer
5 2 (1.36%) QlikView
5 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.68%) OLAP
6 1 (0.68%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.68%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 18 (12.24%) Git (software)
2 8 (5.44%) JIRA
3 4 (2.72%) Visual Studio
4 3 (2.04%) LabVIEW
5 2 (1.36%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (1.36%) Subversion
6 1 (0.68%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.68%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.68%) Selenium
6 1 (0.68%) WebDriver
General
1 41 (27.89%) Electronics
2 17 (11.56%) Aerospace
3 11 (7.48%) Marketing
4 10 (6.80%) Military
5 9 (6.12%) Automotive
5 9 (6.12%) Billing
6 7 (4.76%) Public Sector
7 4 (2.72%) Finance
7 4 (2.72%) Local Government
7 4 (2.72%) Retail
8 1 (0.68%) Banking
8 1 (0.68%) Games
8 1 (0.68%) Legal
8 1 (0.68%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (25.85%) Analyst
2 20 (13.61%) Software Engineer
3 17 (11.56%) Senior Software Engineer
4 16 (10.88%) Electronics Engineer
4 16 (10.88%) Senior Electronics Engineer
5 15 (10.20%) DevOps Engineer
5 15 (10.20%) Embedded Engineer
5 15 (10.20%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 15 (10.20%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
6 11 (7.48%) Systems Engineer
7 10 (6.80%) Security Engineer
8 9 (6.12%) Systems Analyst
9 8 (5.44%) Cybersecurity Manager
9 8 (5.44%) Data Analyst
9 8 (5.44%) Healthcare Analyst
9 8 (5.44%) Operational Security Manager
9 8 (5.44%) Operations Manager
9 8 (5.44%) Security Manager
9 8 (5.44%) Security Operations Manager
10 7 (4.76%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.44%) .NET
2 7 (4.76%) Web Services
2 7 (4.76%) YAML
3 4 (2.72%) TensorFlow
4 3 (2.04%) .NET Core
5 2 (1.36%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.36%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.36%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (1.36%) CSS
5 2 (1.36%) CSS3
5 2 (1.36%) Entity Framework
5 2 (1.36%) HTML
5 2 (1.36%) HTML5
5 2 (1.36%) Middleware
5 2 (1.36%) Visualforce
5 2 (1.36%) WPF
6 1 (0.68%) MDX
6 1 (0.68%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 1 (0.68%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 33 (22.45%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (15.65%) Management Information System
3 15 (10.20%) Infotainment
3 15 (10.20%) User Experience
4 14 (9.52%) Security Operations Centre
5 9 (6.12%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (5.44%) Cyberattack
7 6 (4.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (2.72%) Algorithms
8 4 (2.72%) Driving Licence
9 3 (2.04%) SCADA
10 2 (1.36%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (1.36%) Robotics
11 1 (0.68%) CMDB
11 1 (0.68%) Device Driver
11 1 (0.68%) e-Learning
11 1 (0.68%) Lidar
11 1 (0.68%) NHS
11 1 (0.68%) State Machine
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.08%) Windows
2 2 (1.36%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.36%) Linux
2 2 (1.36%) Unix
3 1 (0.68%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (27.89%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (18.37%) Software Engineering
3 25 (17.01%) Cybersecurity
3 25 (17.01%) Problem-Solving
4 23 (15.65%) Change Management
5 22 (14.97%) Stakeholder Management
6 20 (13.61%) SDLC
7 18 (12.24%) Analytics
7 18 (12.24%) Business Intelligence
7 18 (12.24%) Test Automation
8 17 (11.56%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (11.56%) DevOps
8 17 (11.56%) Quality Management
9 15 (10.20%) Deployment Automation
9 15 (10.20%) Industrial Design
9 15 (10.20%) Infrastructure as Code
9 15 (10.20%) Open Source
9 15 (10.20%) People Management
9 15 (10.20%) Risk Management
9 15 (10.20%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 31 (21.09%) Python
2 25 (17.01%) C
3 16 (10.88%) SQL
4 15 (10.20%) Bash Shell
4 15 (10.20%) C#
4 15 (10.20%) Embedded C
4 15 (10.20%) Perl
5 9 (6.12%) MATLAB
5 9 (6.12%) T-SQL
6 7 (4.76%) C++
6 7 (4.76%) PowerShell
6 7 (4.76%) R
7 3 (2.04%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.36%) Apex Code
8 2 (1.36%) Go
8 2 (1.36%) Java
8 2 (1.36%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.36%) SOQL
8 2 (1.36%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.68%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 33 (22.45%) Degree
2 15 (10.20%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (9.52%) CCNP
3 14 (9.52%) CISSP
4 11 (7.48%) CompTIA Security+
5 8 (5.44%) CEH
5 8 (5.44%) GCIA
5 8 (5.44%) GCIH
6 6 (4.08%) CREST Certified
6 6 (4.08%) TOGAF Certification
7 5 (3.40%) PhD
8 3 (2.04%) CCNA
8 3 (2.04%) JNCIA
8 3 (2.04%) Network+ Certification
8 3 (2.04%) OSCP
8 3 (2.04%) SANS
8 3 (2.04%) SC Cleared
8 3 (2.04%) Security Cleared
8 3 (2.04%) Tigerscheme
9 2 (1.36%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.40%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.72%) Cyber Essentials
2 4 (2.72%) QA
3 2 (1.36%) ISO 26262
3 2 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.36%) ITGC
3 2 (1.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.68%) MISRA
4 1 (0.68%) MISRA C
4 1 (0.68%) NCSC
4 1 (0.68%) NIST
4 1 (0.68%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (10.20%) Docker
2 2 (1.36%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.36%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 15 (10.20%) Ansible
1 15 (10.20%) Terraform
2 6 (4.08%) CASB
2 6 (4.08%) Stealthwatch
3 4 (2.72%) CSIRT
4 1 (0.68%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (10.20%) Cisco
2 9 (6.12%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.44%) Oracle
4 7 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (4.08%) Forcepoint
5 6 (4.08%) ForeScout
5 6 (4.08%) Netskope
5 6 (4.08%) Symantec
6 4 (2.72%) Juniper
6 4 (2.72%) MathWorks
6 4 (2.72%) Tableau
7 2 (1.36%) Apteco
7 2 (1.36%) Blue Prism
7 2 (1.36%) Google
7 2 (1.36%) UiPath
8 1 (0.68%) Blue Coat
8 1 (0.68%) Citrix
8 1 (0.68%) EMC
8 1 (0.68%) Palo Alto
8 1 (0.68%) Virgin Media