Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 170 216 228
Rank change year-on-year +46 +12 +6
Permanent jobs citing Validation 161 114 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.70% 1.17% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.90% 1.29% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 100 87 65
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -2.30%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £56,973 £67,300 £53,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year +0.53% +5.00% -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 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 8,489 8,847 11,042
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 89.79% 90.44% 89.57%
Number of salaries quoted 6,516 7,267 8,760
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £61,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 +15 70 £52,850 +17.44% 9
Warwickshire +30 33 £45,000 +18.81% 29
Coventry +13 25 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Staffordshire +5 9 £40,000 -16.34% 9
Wolverhampton - 6 £27,250 - 1
Worcestershire +29 5 £47,500 +35.71% 9
Solihull +6 2 - -
Walsall - 1 £35,000 - 2
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 57 (35.40%) Degree
2 36 (22.36%) Change Management
2 36 (22.36%) Microsoft
3 34 (21.12%) ITIL
4 31 (19.25%) Line Management
5 30 (18.63%) Data Centre
6 29 (18.01%) Six Sigma
7 28 (17.39%) Project Management
7 28 (17.39%) Service Delivery
8 27 (16.77%) Matrix Management
8 27 (16.77%) Automotive
8 27 (16.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 27 (16.77%) Tech Ops
9 20 (12.42%) Self-Motivation
9 20 (12.42%) GAP Analysis
9 20 (12.42%) Microsoft Excel
10 19 (11.80%) Business Analysis
11 18 (11.18%) Analytical Skills
12 17 (10.56%) Software Engineering
12 17 (10.56%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (10.56%) Electronics
13 16 (9.94%) Simulink
14 14 (8.70%) Linux
14 14 (8.70%) C#
14 14 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
15 13 (8.07%) C++
15 13 (8.07%) Finance
16 12 (7.45%) Oracle
16 12 (7.45%) Windows
16 12 (7.45%) Billing

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 (1.24%) Apache
1 2 (1.24%) Apache Spark
1 2 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.62%) Confluence
2 1 (0.62%) SAS
2 1 (0.62%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (12.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (9.94%) Simulink
3 9 (5.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (4.97%) Stateflow
4 8 (4.97%) TargetLink
5 6 (3.73%) MS Visio
6 5 (3.11%) Microsoft Office
7 4 (2.48%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.86%) iTrent
2 1 (0.62%) Carpe Diem
2 1 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.62%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.83%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (6.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (6.21%) Office 365
3 1 (0.62%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.62%) Google Tag Manager
3 1 (0.62%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.11%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.48%) DHCP
2 4 (2.48%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (1.86%) LAN
3 3 (1.86%) WAN
4 2 (1.24%) DNS
4 2 (1.24%) FlexRay
4 2 (1.24%) FTP
4 2 (1.24%) HTTP
4 2 (1.24%) Internet
4 2 (1.24%) IPsec
4 2 (1.24%) RFID
4 2 (1.24%) SMS
4 2 (1.24%) VLAN
4 2 (1.24%) Wireless
4 2 (1.24%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.62%) Firewall
5 1 (0.62%) MPLS
5 1 (0.62%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.73%) GIS
2 3 (1.86%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (1.86%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.62%) BigQuery
4 1 (0.62%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.62%) Power BI
4 1 (0.62%) QlikView
4 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (4.97%) Eclipse
1 8 (4.97%) Visual Studio
2 6 (3.73%) Rational DOORS
3 5 (3.11%) CruiseControl
4 4 (2.48%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.86%) CANoe
6 2 (1.24%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.24%) JIRA
6 2 (1.24%) PVCS
6 2 (1.24%) Selenium
7 1 (0.62%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 27 (16.77%) Automotive
2 17 (10.56%) Electronics
3 13 (8.07%) Finance
4 12 (7.45%) Billing
5 11 (6.83%) Manufacturing
6 6 (3.73%) Aerospace
6 6 (3.73%) Legal
7 5 (3.11%) Digital Economy
8 3 (1.86%) Back Office
8 3 (1.86%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.24%) Banking
9 2 (1.24%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.24%) Games
9 2 (1.24%) Marketing
9 2 (1.24%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (27.33%) Analyst
2 28 (17.39%) Service Manager
3 27 (16.77%) Technical Manager
3 27 (16.77%) Technical Services Manager
4 20 (12.42%) Business Analyst
5 17 (10.56%) Developer
6 16 (9.94%) Systems Engineer
7 15 (9.32%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 12 (7.45%) Systems Analyst
9 11 (6.83%) Business Systems Analyst
10 10 (6.21%) Software Developer
11 9 (5.59%) Software Engineer
12 6 (3.73%) Data Analyst
12 6 (3.73%) Insurance Business Analyst
13 5 (3.11%) ERP Analyst
13 5 (3.11%) Lecturer
14 4 (2.48%) Java Developer
15 3 (1.86%) Data Administrator
15 3 (1.86%) Embedded Software Engineer
15 3 (1.86%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.97%) XML
2 6 (3.73%) OpenGL
3 5 (3.11%) HTML
4 4 (2.48%) .NET
4 4 (2.48%) XSD
5 3 (1.86%) .NET Core
5 3 (1.86%) Google Maps API
6 2 (1.24%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.24%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (1.24%) HTML5
6 2 (1.24%) Kafka
7 1 (0.62%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.62%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.62%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.62%) Mason
7 1 (0.62%) MDX
7 1 (0.62%) React
7 1 (0.62%) REST
7 1 (0.62%) WinForms
7 1 (0.62%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 30 (18.63%) Data Centre
2 20 (12.42%) Self-Motivation
3 18 (11.18%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (7.45%) Public Cloud
5 11 (6.83%) Infotainment
6 10 (6.21%) Embedded Systems
6 10 (6.21%) Management Information System
7 9 (5.59%) Computer Science
8 5 (3.11%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (2.48%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.86%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.86%) User Experience
11 2 (1.24%) Blog
11 2 (1.24%) CMDB
11 2 (1.24%) Fintech
11 2 (1.24%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (1.24%) Mobile App
11 2 (1.24%) Online Games
11 2 (1.24%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.62%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.70%) Linux
2 12 (7.45%) Windows
3 6 (3.73%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (1.24%) VMS
5 1 (0.62%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (22.36%) Change Management
2 34 (21.12%) ITIL
3 31 (19.25%) Line Management
4 29 (18.01%) Six Sigma
5 28 (17.39%) Project Management
5 28 (17.39%) Service Delivery
6 27 (16.77%) Matrix Management
6 27 (16.77%) Tech Ops
7 20 (12.42%) GAP Analysis
8 19 (11.80%) Business Analysis
9 17 (10.56%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (10.56%) Software Engineering
10 14 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (5.59%) Analytics
11 9 (5.59%) Asset Management
11 9 (5.59%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (4.97%) Configuration Management
12 8 (4.97%) Mathematics
12 8 (4.97%) Requirements Management
12 8 (4.97%) UML
Programming Languages
1 14 (8.70%) C#
2 13 (8.07%) C++
3 11 (6.83%) C
4 9 (5.59%) SQL
5 7 (4.35%) Java
5 7 (4.35%) Python
6 4 (2.48%) MATLAB
6 4 (2.48%) Ruby
7 3 (1.86%) Perl
8 2 (1.24%) Go
8 2 (1.24%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.24%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.24%) R
8 2 (1.24%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.24%) VBA
8 2 (1.24%) VC++
9 1 (0.62%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.62%) PHP
9 1 (0.62%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.62%) VB
Qualifications
1 57 (35.40%) Degree
2 3 (1.86%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (1.86%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 3 (1.86%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
3 2 (1.24%) HND
3 2 (1.24%) ISEB
3 2 (1.24%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.24%) MCP
4 1 (0.62%) CCNA
4 1 (0.62%) CIPD
4 1 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.62%) HNC
4 1 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.62%) RHCE
4 1 (0.62%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.73%) HAZOP
2 4 (2.48%) QA
3 3 (1.86%) GDPR
3 3 (1.86%) MISRA
4 2 (1.24%) PMO
4 2 (1.24%) SLA
5 1 (0.62%) COBIT
5 1 (0.62%) IFRS
5 1 (0.62%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.62%) ISO 26262
5 1 (0.62%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (2.48%) Docker
2 2 (1.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 27 (16.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (2.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (1.86%) Nagios
4 2 (1.24%) Ambari
4 2 (1.24%) Cacti
4 2 (1.24%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (1.24%) Kibana
4 2 (1.24%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.24%) logstash
4 2 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.24%) Puppet
5 1 (0.62%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 36 (22.36%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.45%) Oracle
3 6 (3.73%) Aderant
3 6 (3.73%) JD Edwards
3 6 (3.73%) MathWorks
3 6 (3.73%) MKS
4 5 (3.11%) iManage
4 5 (3.11%) Interwoven
5 4 (2.48%) EMC
5 4 (2.48%) Google
6 3 (1.86%) Mapinfo
6 3 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.24%) Cisco
7 2 (1.24%) Mitel
7 2 (1.24%) QNX
7 2 (1.24%) Splunk
7 2 (1.24%) VMware
8 1 (0.62%) F5
8 1 (0.62%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.62%) Tableau