Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
England > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 181 196 218
Rank change year-on-year +15 +22 -10
Permanent jobs citing Validation 121 136 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.41% 1.39% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 1.51% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 69 106 81
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +26.67% -3.85%
10th Percentile £34,500 £33,138 £22,500
90th Percentile £56,800 £71,500 £52,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +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 7,753 8,984 10,601
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.41% 91.51% 90.50%
Number of salaries quoted 5,937 7,369 8,293
West Midlands median annual salary £44,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +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 15 October 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 15 October 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 +21 53 £41,913 -6.86% 8
Warwickshire +28 26 £45,000 +11.11% 16
Coventry +11 10 £45,000 +16.88% 5
Staffordshire +9 10 £40,000 -11.11% 7
Solihull +6 5 - - 4
Worcestershire +13 4 £42,500 +21.43% 4
Wolverhampton +3 3 £50,000 -
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 65 (53.72%) Degree
2 31 (25.62%) Project Management
3 24 (19.83%) Microsoft
4 23 (19.01%) Six Sigma
5 22 (18.18%) GAP Analysis
6 19 (15.70%) Automotive
6 19 (15.70%) SQL
7 17 (14.05%) Linux
7 17 (14.05%) Line Management
8 16 (13.22%) Electronics
8 16 (13.22%) Billing
9 15 (12.40%) Service Delivery
9 15 (12.40%) Microsoft Excel
9 15 (12.40%) C++
9 15 (12.40%) Oracle
9 15 (12.40%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (11.57%) Data Centre
10 14 (11.57%) Tech Ops
10 14 (11.57%) C#
10 14 (11.57%) Windows
10 14 (11.57%) ITIL
10 14 (11.57%) Change Management
10 14 (11.57%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (11.57%) Matrix Management
11 13 (10.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 12 (9.92%) Tableau
12 12 (9.92%) C
12 12 (9.92%) GDPR
13 11 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
13 11 (9.09%) Visual Studio

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 (1.65%) DNN
1 2 (1.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (12.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (10.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (6.61%) Simulink
4 7 (5.79%) Stateflow
4 7 (5.79%) TargetLink
5 5 (4.13%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.83%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.83%) Google Tag Manager
2 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.48%) ADSL
1 3 (2.48%) Broadband
1 3 (2.48%) VDSL
1 3 (2.48%) xDSL
2 2 (1.65%) DSL
2 2 (1.65%) Ethernet
2 2 (1.65%) FTP
3 1 (0.83%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.83%) FlexRay
3 1 (0.83%) Internet
3 1 (0.83%) LAN
3 1 (0.83%) SAN
3 1 (0.83%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.83%) WAN
3 1 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.83%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.44%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.79%) QlikView
3 5 (4.13%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (4.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (3.31%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (3.31%) Data Mining
4 4 (3.31%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.31%) Spotfire
5 3 (2.48%) GIS
5 3 (2.48%) Power BI
5 3 (2.48%) Qlik Sense
6 2 (1.65%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.83%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 11 (9.09%) Visual Studio
2 7 (5.79%) Eclipse
2 7 (5.79%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.83%) CANoe
4 1 (0.83%) JIRA
4 1 (0.83%) Sikuli
4 1 (0.83%) Subversion
General
1 19 (15.70%) Automotive
2 16 (13.22%) Billing
2 16 (13.22%) Electronics
3 8 (6.61%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.31%) Finance
4 4 (3.31%) Local Government
4 4 (3.31%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.48%) Publishing
5 3 (2.48%) Retail
6 1 (0.83%) Legal
6 1 (0.83%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (22.31%) Analyst
2 23 (19.01%) Developer
2 23 (19.01%) Systems Engineer
3 21 (17.36%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 15 (12.40%) Business Systems Analyst
4 15 (12.40%) Systems Analyst
5 14 (11.57%) Service Manager
5 14 (11.57%) Technical Manager
5 14 (11.57%) Technical Services Manager
6 10 (8.26%) Software Developer
7 6 (4.96%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 5 (4.13%) Business Analyst
8 5 (4.13%) Data Analyst
8 5 (4.13%) Java Developer
8 5 (4.13%) Technical Advisor
8 5 (4.13%) Technical Support
8 5 (4.13%) Technical Support Advisor
9 4 (3.31%) Graduate
9 4 (3.31%) Hardware Engineer
10 3 (2.48%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.44%) XML
2 7 (5.79%) OpenGL
3 5 (4.13%) HTML
3 5 (4.13%) XSD
4 3 (2.48%) .NET
4 3 (2.48%) Google Maps API
5 2 (1.65%) .NET Core
5 2 (1.65%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.65%) HTML5
6 1 (0.83%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.83%) React
6 1 (0.83%) REST
6 1 (0.83%) WinForms
6 1 (0.83%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.40%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (11.57%) Data Centre
3 11 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.96%) Embedded Systems
4 6 (4.96%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (4.96%) Infotainment
5 5 (4.13%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.31%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.65%) Blog
7 2 (1.65%) NHS
7 2 (1.65%) User Experience
8 1 (0.83%) ASIC
8 1 (0.83%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.83%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.83%) SCADA
8 1 (0.83%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.83%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.83%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (14.05%) Linux
2 14 (11.57%) Windows
3 10 (8.26%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (25.62%) Project Management
2 23 (19.01%) Six Sigma
3 22 (18.18%) GAP Analysis
4 17 (14.05%) Line Management
5 15 (12.40%) Service Delivery
6 14 (11.57%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (11.57%) Change Management
6 14 (11.57%) ITIL
6 14 (11.57%) Matrix Management
6 14 (11.57%) Tech Ops
7 11 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
7 11 (9.09%) Software Engineering
8 10 (8.26%) Data Protection
8 10 (8.26%) Visualisation
9 9 (7.44%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (7.44%) ETL
9 9 (7.44%) Requirements Management
9 9 (7.44%) Test Scripting
9 9 (7.44%) UML
9 9 (7.44%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (15.70%) SQL
2 15 (12.40%) C++
3 14 (11.57%) C#
4 12 (9.92%) C
5 8 (6.61%) Python
6 7 (5.79%) T-SQL
7 5 (4.13%) Java
7 5 (4.13%) Ruby
8 4 (3.31%) Bash Shell
8 4 (3.31%) Perl
9 2 (1.65%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.65%) VB
10 1 (0.83%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.83%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.83%) R
10 1 (0.83%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 65 (53.72%) Degree
2 4 (3.31%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (3.31%) HNC
2 4 (3.31%) Master's Degree
3 3 (2.48%) HND
3 3 (2.48%) ISEB
3 3 (2.48%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.83%) CIPD
4 1 (0.83%) RHCE
4 1 (0.83%) RHCSA
4 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.83%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.92%) GDPR
2 7 (5.79%) HAZOP
3 5 (4.13%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.65%) QA
5 1 (0.83%) ISO 26262
5 1 (0.83%) MISRA
5 1 (0.83%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.83%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.65%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.83%) Nagios
1 1 (0.83%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 24 (19.83%) Microsoft
2 15 (12.40%) Oracle
3 12 (9.92%) Tableau
4 7 (5.79%) Cognos
4 7 (5.79%) MathWorks
4 7 (5.79%) MKS
5 6 (4.96%) EMC
6 5 (4.13%) Google
7 4 (3.31%) MicroStrategy
7 4 (3.31%) SAP
8 3 (2.48%) Alteryx
8 3 (2.48%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.65%) QNX
10 1 (0.83%) Aderant
10 1 (0.83%) Apple
10 1 (0.83%) Cisco
10 1 (0.83%) iManage
10 1 (0.83%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.83%) Siemens
10 1 (0.83%) SolarWinds