Period
to 21 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 192 209 197
Rank change year-on-year +17 -12 +43
Permanent jobs citing Validation 139 137 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.36% 1.20% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 1.35% 1.37%
Number of salaries quoted 104 87 70
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £33,973 £24,349 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,500 £57,500 £66,250
England median annual salary £51,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.42% +5.56% -3.49%

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 9052 10159 9516
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 88.76% 89.15% 87.65%
Number of salaries quoted 7329 7943 7843
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 -2 37 £40,000 - 2
Warwickshire +22 35 £45,000 -2.17% 2
Shropshire +20 28 £71,500 +110.29% 2
Coventry +10 13 £38,500 +10.00%
Staffordshire -2 13 £45,000 +80.00% 1
Wolverhampton - 5 - -
Worcestershire -9 1 £35,000 -17.65%
Solihull - 1 £43,500 - 1
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Validation.

1 49 (35.25%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (23.02%) Microsoft
3 30 (21.58%) Business Analysis
4 28 (20.14%) Test Automation
5 27 (19.42%) Security Cleared
5 27 (19.42%) Puppet
5 27 (19.42%) Jenkins
6 26 (18.71%) DevOps
6 26 (18.71%) REST
6 26 (18.71%) Degree
6 26 (18.71%) SOAP
7 24 (17.27%) SQL
7 24 (17.27%) BPMN
7 24 (17.27%) Data Management
7 24 (17.27%) Microsoft Azure
8 23 (16.55%) Root Cause Analysis
8 23 (16.55%) Selenium
9 21 (15.11%) TOGAF
9 21 (15.11%) Web Services
9 21 (15.11%) ITIL
9 21 (15.11%) Middleware
9 21 (15.11%) Amazon AWS
9 21 (15.11%) Git (software)
10 20 (14.39%) Continuous Improvement
10 20 (14.39%) Analytical Skills
10 20 (14.39%) EMC
10 20 (14.39%) Quality Management
10 20 (14.39%) SLA
10 20 (14.39%) Software Engineering
11 19 (13.67%) QMS

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 19 (13.67%) Documentum
2 18 (12.95%) Tomcat
3 11 (7.91%) Apache
4 10 (7.19%) SAS
5 7 (5.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 7 (5.04%) WebLogic
6 5 (3.60%) Confluence
7 1 (0.72%) Kinematics
7 1 (0.72%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (10.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (8.63%) Simulink
3 4 (2.88%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.72%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 5 (3.60%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (2.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.72%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 24 (17.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (15.11%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (6.47%) Office 365
4 7 (5.04%) GitHub
5 3 (2.16%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (2.16%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (2.16%) PaaS
6 2 (1.44%) SaaS
7 1 (0.72%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.47%) DNS
2 6 (4.32%) Firewall
3 5 (3.60%) Ethernet
4 4 (2.88%) LAN
4 4 (2.88%) Profibus
4 4 (2.88%) SAN
4 4 (2.88%) WLAN
5 3 (2.16%) Internet
5 3 (2.16%) MPLS
5 3 (2.16%) NAS
5 3 (2.16%) Network Security
5 3 (2.16%) Wireless
6 2 (1.44%) 4G
6 2 (1.44%) BGP
6 2 (1.44%) Bluetooth
6 2 (1.44%) Cisco ISE
6 2 (1.44%) Cisco Wireless
6 2 (1.44%) EIGRP
6 2 (1.44%) X.509
6 2 (1.44%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.51%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.47%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (6.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (5.04%) Hadoop
3 7 (5.04%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (4.32%) MS Access
4 6 (4.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (3.60%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (3.60%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (3.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (3.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (3.60%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (3.60%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (2.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 4 (2.88%) SAP BW
6 4 (2.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (2.16%) Looker
7 3 (2.16%) Qlik Sense
8 2 (1.44%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.44%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 27 (19.42%) Jenkins
2 23 (16.55%) Selenium
3 21 (15.11%) Git (software)
4 11 (7.91%) Maven
5 6 (4.32%) Android Studio
5 6 (4.32%) Visual Studio
6 5 (3.60%) JIRA
7 4 (2.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (2.88%) SonarQube
7 4 (2.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (2.88%) Subversion
8 3 (2.16%) CANoe
8 3 (2.16%) Fiddler
8 3 (2.16%) Ranorex
8 3 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.44%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.72%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (0.72%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.72%) TestNG
10 1 (0.72%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (10.07%) Electronics
2 13 (9.35%) Finance
3 11 (7.91%) Automotive
4 8 (5.76%) Telecoms
5 7 (5.04%) Manufacturing
5 7 (5.04%) Retail
6 5 (3.60%) Local Government
7 3 (2.16%) Legal
8 1 (0.72%) Marketing
8 1 (0.72%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 34 (24.46%) Analyst
2 14 (10.07%) Business Analyst
3 13 (9.35%) Architect
3 13 (9.35%) Developer
4 12 (8.63%) Data Analyst
4 12 (8.63%) Systems Engineer
5 11 (7.91%) Pega Architect
5 11 (7.91%) Technical Manager
6 10 (7.19%) Service Manager
7 9 (6.47%) AWS Engineer
7 9 (6.47%) Cloud Engineer
7 9 (6.47%) Linux Engineer
7 9 (6.47%) Linux Systems Engineer
7 9 (6.47%) Technical Services Manager
8 7 (5.04%) Applications Specialist
9 6 (4.32%) Test Engineer
9 6 (4.32%) Tester
10 5 (3.60%) Systems Analyst
10 5 (3.60%) Technical Analyst
11 4 (2.88%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (18.71%) REST
1 26 (18.71%) SOAP
2 21 (15.11%) Middleware
2 21 (15.11%) Web Services
3 9 (6.47%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (2.88%) .NET
4 4 (2.88%) XML
4 4 (2.88%) XSD
5 2 (1.44%) PhoneGap
6 1 (0.72%) Ajax
6 1 (0.72%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.72%) Backbone.js
6 1 (0.72%) CSS
6 1 (0.72%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.72%) HTML
6 1 (0.72%) JSON
6 1 (0.72%) Natural Language Processing
6 1 (0.72%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.39%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (12.95%) Management Information System
2 18 (12.95%) Public Cloud
3 10 (7.19%) Computer Science
4 9 (6.47%) Data Centre
5 7 (5.04%) Data Structures
6 5 (3.60%) Reference Data
7 4 (2.88%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (2.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 4 (2.88%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.44%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.44%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.72%) CAN bus
9 1 (0.72%) Infotainment
9 1 (0.72%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.72%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.72%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.07%) Linux
2 9 (6.47%) Android
3 6 (4.32%) Windows
4 5 (3.60%) Windows Server
4 5 (3.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (3.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.88%) VxWorks
6 3 (2.16%) Kali Linux
7 2 (1.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (35.25%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (21.58%) Business Analysis
3 28 (20.14%) Test Automation
4 26 (18.71%) DevOps
5 24 (17.27%) BPMN
5 24 (17.27%) Data Management
6 23 (16.55%) Root Cause Analysis
7 21 (15.11%) ITIL
7 21 (15.11%) TOGAF
8 20 (14.39%) Continuous Improvement
8 20 (14.39%) Quality Management
8 20 (14.39%) Software Engineering
9 19 (13.67%) Case Management
9 19 (13.67%) QMS
9 19 (13.67%) SOA
10 18 (12.95%) Analytics
10 18 (12.95%) BPEL
10 18 (12.95%) Document Management
10 18 (12.95%) Event-Driven Architecture
10 18 (12.95%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (17.27%) SQL
2 15 (10.79%) C
3 14 (10.07%) Java
4 13 (9.35%) C#
5 11 (7.91%) JavaScript
5 11 (7.91%) MATLAB
6 8 (5.76%) C++
6 8 (5.76%) Python
7 4 (2.88%) Perl
8 2 (1.44%) Go
8 2 (1.44%) Scala
9 1 (0.72%) Ada
9 1 (0.72%) ANSI C
9 1 (0.72%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.72%) Elixir
9 1 (0.72%) Erlang
9 1 (0.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (19.42%) Security Cleared
2 26 (18.71%) Degree
3 9 (6.47%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.32%) ISEB
5 5 (3.60%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (2.16%) CCNA
6 3 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.16%) CISSP
6 3 (2.16%) ISSEP
6 3 (2.16%) ISTQB
6 3 (2.16%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 2 (1.44%) CCNP
8 1 (0.72%) CBAP
8 1 (0.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (14.39%) SLA
2 18 (12.95%) Disclosure Scotland
3 16 (11.51%) QA
4 7 (5.04%) PMO
5 6 (4.32%) Data Quality
6 4 (2.88%) IEC 61508
6 4 (2.88%) IEC 62304
6 4 (2.88%) ISO 26262
6 4 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (2.16%) NIST 800
8 2 (1.44%) ISO 9001
8 2 (1.44%) MISRA
8 2 (1.44%) MISRA C
9 1 (0.72%) TickIT
System Software
1 12 (8.63%) Docker
2 9 (6.47%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.44%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 27 (19.42%) Puppet
2 12 (8.63%) Terraform
3 9 (6.47%) Ansible
3 9 (6.47%) Grafana
3 9 (6.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 7 (5.04%) ZABBIX
5 3 (2.16%) HP Fortify
5 3 (2.16%) Kubernetes
5 3 (2.16%) Nessus
Vendors
1 32 (23.02%) Microsoft
2 20 (14.39%) EMC
3 19 (13.67%) Pega
4 13 (9.35%) Oracle
5 9 (6.47%) Splunk
6 6 (4.32%) Cognos
7 5 (3.60%) Civica
7 5 (3.60%) Google
8 4 (2.88%) Atlassian
8 4 (2.88%) Coverity
8 4 (2.88%) SAP
8 4 (2.88%) Tableau
9 3 (2.16%) Cisco
9 3 (2.16%) HP
9 3 (2.16%) NetApp
9 3 (2.16%) Veracode
10 2 (1.44%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.44%) IBM
10 2 (1.44%) Informatica
10 2 (1.44%) JD Edwards