Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 196 231
Rank change year-on-year +31 +35 -14
Permanent jobs citing Validation 136 135 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.49% 1.36% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% 1.48% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 87 111 76
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +15.85% -8.89%
10th Percentile £27,900 £32,850 £24,349
90th Percentile £60,000 £71,500 £52,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -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 8,237 9,094 10,822
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.25% 91.40% 90.09%
Number of salaries quoted 6,311 7,518 8,501
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 August 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 17 August 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 +6 53 £54,000 +20.00% 8
Warwickshire +27 27 £45,000 +5.88% 20
Coventry +18 21 £42,500 +10.39% 10
Staffordshire +5 9 £40,000 -11.11% 12
Wolverhampton -8 6 £48,750 -
Worcestershire +17 4 £45,000 +28.57% 9
Solihull +3 2 - - 3
Walsall - 1 £35,000 - 1
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 62 (45.59%) Degree
2 27 (19.85%) Project Management
2 27 (19.85%) GAP Analysis
2 27 (19.85%) Microsoft
3 26 (19.12%) Six Sigma
4 24 (17.65%) Automotive
5 23 (16.91%) Change Management
6 22 (16.18%) Line Management
7 21 (15.44%) ITIL
8 19 (13.97%) Service Delivery
8 19 (13.97%) Electronics
8 19 (13.97%) Matrix Management
8 19 (13.97%) Data Centre
8 19 (13.97%) Tech Ops
9 18 (13.24%) Software Engineering
10 17 (12.50%) Linux
10 17 (12.50%) C++
11 16 (11.76%) C#
12 15 (11.03%) Windows
12 15 (11.03%) Analytical Skills
13 14 (10.29%) Problem-Solving
13 14 (10.29%) SQL
13 14 (10.29%) Simulink
13 14 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
13 14 (10.29%) Billing
14 13 (9.56%) C
14 13 (9.56%) Oracle
15 11 (8.09%) Microsoft Excel
15 11 (8.09%) Management Information System
15 11 (8.09%) Business Analysis

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 (1.47%) Apache
1 2 (1.47%) Apache Spark
1 2 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.74%) SAS
Applications
1 14 (10.29%) Simulink
2 11 (8.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (6.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (5.15%) Stateflow
4 7 (5.15%) TargetLink
5 3 (2.21%) MS Visio
6 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.21%) iTrent
2 1 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.74%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.21%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (2.21%) Office 365
2 1 (0.74%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.74%) Google Tag Manager
2 1 (0.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.94%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.47%) DHCP
2 2 (1.47%) DNS
2 2 (1.47%) FTP
2 2 (1.47%) HTTP
2 2 (1.47%) IPsec
2 2 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.74%) ADSL
3 1 (0.74%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.74%) Broadband
3 1 (0.74%) FlexRay
3 1 (0.74%) Internet
3 1 (0.74%) LAN
3 1 (0.74%) RFID
3 1 (0.74%) SMS
3 1 (0.74%) VDSL
3 1 (0.74%) WAN
3 1 (0.74%) X.509
3 1 (0.74%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.68%) GIS
1 5 (3.68%) QlikView
2 4 (2.94%) Power BI
2 4 (2.94%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.21%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.21%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (0.74%) BigQuery
4 1 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.74%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.74%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.74%) Spotfire
4 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (6.62%) Visual Studio
2 8 (5.88%) Eclipse
3 7 (5.15%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (2.21%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.47%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.74%) CANoe
6 1 (0.74%) JIRA
6 1 (0.74%) PVCS
6 1 (0.74%) Sikuli
6 1 (0.74%) Subversion
General
1 24 (17.65%) Automotive
2 19 (13.97%) Electronics
3 14 (10.29%) Billing
4 10 (7.35%) Manufacturing
5 8 (5.88%) Finance
6 6 (4.41%) Aerospace
7 4 (2.94%) Digital Economy
7 4 (2.94%) Legal
8 2 (1.47%) Back Office
8 2 (1.47%) Banking
8 2 (1.47%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.47%) Marketing
8 2 (1.47%) Retail
8 2 (1.47%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.74%) Local Government
9 1 (0.74%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 36 (26.47%) Analyst
2 24 (17.65%) Systems Engineer
3 22 (16.18%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 19 (13.97%) Service Manager
4 19 (13.97%) Technical Manager
4 19 (13.97%) Technical Services Manager
5 18 (13.24%) Developer
6 14 (10.29%) Systems Analyst
7 13 (9.56%) Business Analyst
7 13 (9.56%) Business Systems Analyst
8 11 (8.09%) Software Developer
9 8 (5.88%) Software Engineer
10 6 (4.41%) Data Analyst
11 5 (3.68%) Graduate
11 5 (3.68%) Insurance Business Analyst
11 5 (3.68%) Java Developer
12 4 (2.94%) Graduate Developer
12 4 (2.94%) Graduate Software Developer
12 4 (2.94%) Junior
12 4 (2.94%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.35%) XML
2 7 (5.15%) OpenGL
3 6 (4.41%) HTML
4 5 (3.68%) XSD
5 4 (2.94%) Google Maps API
6 3 (2.21%) .NET
7 2 (1.47%) .NET Core
7 2 (1.47%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.47%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (1.47%) HTML5
7 2 (1.47%) Kafka
8 1 (0.74%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.74%) Mason
8 1 (0.74%) React
8 1 (0.74%) REST
8 1 (0.74%) WinForms
8 1 (0.74%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.97%) Data Centre
2 15 (11.03%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (8.09%) Embedded Systems
3 11 (8.09%) Management Information System
3 11 (8.09%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (7.35%) Computer Science
5 6 (4.41%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (4.41%) Infotainment
6 5 (3.68%) Algorithms
6 5 (3.68%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.47%) Blog
7 2 (1.47%) Fintech
7 2 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.47%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.47%) User Experience
8 1 (0.74%) ASIC
8 1 (0.74%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.74%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.74%) SCADA
8 1 (0.74%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.50%) Linux
2 15 (11.03%) Windows
3 8 (5.88%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (1.47%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (19.85%) GAP Analysis
1 27 (19.85%) Project Management
2 26 (19.12%) Six Sigma
3 23 (16.91%) Change Management
4 22 (16.18%) Line Management
5 21 (15.44%) ITIL
6 19 (13.97%) Matrix Management
6 19 (13.97%) Service Delivery
6 19 (13.97%) Tech Ops
7 18 (13.24%) Software Engineering
8 14 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (10.29%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (8.09%) Business Analysis
10 9 (6.62%) Configuration Management
10 9 (6.62%) Requirements Management
10 9 (6.62%) UML
11 8 (5.88%) Analytics
11 8 (5.88%) Data Analysis
11 8 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (5.15%) FMEA
Programming Languages
1 17 (12.50%) C++
2 16 (11.76%) C#
3 14 (10.29%) SQL
4 13 (9.56%) C
5 9 (6.62%) Python
6 6 (4.41%) Java
6 6 (4.41%) Ruby
7 5 (3.68%) Perl
8 3 (2.21%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.47%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.47%) Go
9 2 (1.47%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.47%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.47%) VBA
10 1 (0.74%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.74%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.74%) R
10 1 (0.74%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.74%) VC++
Qualifications
1 62 (45.59%) Degree
2 5 (3.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.47%) HNC
3 2 (1.47%) HND
4 1 (0.74%) CIPD
4 1 (0.74%) ISEB
4 1 (0.74%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.74%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.74%) RHCE
4 1 (0.74%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.15%) HAZOP
2 6 (4.41%) GDPR
3 2 (1.47%) MISRA
3 2 (1.47%) QA
4 1 (0.74%) IFRS
4 1 (0.74%) IFRS 9
4 1 (0.74%) ISO 26262
4 1 (0.74%) MISRA C
4 1 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (2.94%) Docker
2 2 (1.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.21%) Nagios
2 2 (1.47%) Ambari
2 2 (1.47%) Cacti
2 2 (1.47%) Docker Swarm
2 2 (1.47%) Kibana
2 2 (1.47%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.47%) logstash
2 2 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.47%) Puppet
2 2 (1.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.74%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 27 (19.85%) Microsoft
2 13 (9.56%) Oracle
3 7 (5.15%) MathWorks
3 7 (5.15%) MKS
4 6 (4.41%) Google
5 5 (3.68%) Tableau
6 4 (2.94%) EMC
7 3 (2.21%) Aderant
7 3 (2.21%) iManage
7 3 (2.21%) Interwoven
8 2 (1.47%) Cognos
8 2 (1.47%) QNX
8 2 (1.47%) SAP
8 2 (1.47%) Splunk
8 2 (1.47%) VMware
9 1 (0.74%) McAfee
9 1 (0.74%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.74%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.74%) Siemens
9 1 (0.74%) SolarWinds