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 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
England / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 163 184 180
Rank change year-on-year +21 -4  
Permanent jobs citing Validation 65 54 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.27% 0.87% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 0.98% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 48 29 32
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -1.73%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,750 £25,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £71,500 £50,500 £49,250
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.17% -5.55%  

Validation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4501 5484 5003
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 88.22% 88.62% 87.28%
Number of salaries quoted 3740 4255 4137
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,250 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Validation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -3 19 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Shropshire +22 14 £71,500 +110.29% 1
Warwickshire +15 11 £35,750 -14.88% 3
Staffordshire +15 6 £47,812 +91.24% 1
Coventry -11 3 - - 1
Worcestershire -3 1 £35,000 -17.64%
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 27 (23.48%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (21.74%) Business Analysis
3 23 (20.00%) Finance
4 22 (19.13%) SQL Server
5 20 (17.39%) Microsoft
5 20 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (16.52%) SQL
7 18 (15.65%) Security Cleared
7 18 (15.65%) Puppet
7 18 (15.65%) Analytics
7 18 (15.65%) Jenkins
8 17 (14.78%) Test Automation
8 17 (14.78%) ITIL
8 17 (14.78%) SLA
9 16 (13.91%) Business Intelligence
9 16 (13.91%) Cognos
9 16 (13.91%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 15 (13.04%) Incident Management
10 15 (13.04%) SAS
10 15 (13.04%) Linux
10 15 (13.04%) Root Cause Analysis
11 14 (12.17%) Web Services
11 14 (12.17%) Windows
12 13 (11.30%) Data Warehouse
12 13 (11.30%) Middleware
12 13 (11.30%) TOGAF
12 13 (11.30%) SQL Server 2008
12 13 (11.30%) Continuous Improvement
12 13 (11.30%) DevOps
13 12 (10.43%) Windows Server 2012

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 15 (13.04%) SAS
2 10 (8.70%) Documentum
2 10 (8.70%) Tomcat
3 7 (6.09%) Apache
4 3 (2.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (2.61%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.87%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (7.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (6.09%) Simulink
3 4 (3.48%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.61%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (2.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (2.61%) SPSS
5 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.87%) Stateflow
5 1 (0.87%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 12 (10.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (2.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.87%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (6.96%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.61%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (2.61%) GitHub
4 2 (1.74%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.83%) DNS
2 6 (5.22%) Firewall
3 4 (3.48%) SAN
3 4 (3.48%) X.509
4 3 (2.61%) Ethernet
4 3 (2.61%) Internet
4 3 (2.61%) LAN
4 3 (2.61%) NAS
4 3 (2.61%) NetScaler
4 3 (2.61%) Network Security
4 3 (2.61%) WLAN
5 2 (1.74%) BGP
5 2 (1.74%) Cisco ISE
5 2 (1.74%) Cisco Wireless
5 2 (1.74%) EIGRP
5 2 (1.74%) MPLS
5 2 (1.74%) TACACS
5 2 (1.74%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.74%) Wireless
5 2 (1.74%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (19.13%) SQL Server
2 13 (11.30%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (11.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (10.43%) SQL Server 2005
3 12 (10.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (10.43%) SQL Server 2014
3 12 (10.43%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (4.35%) Hadoop
4 5 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.61%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (2.61%) Looker
5 3 (2.61%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.61%) QlikView
5 3 (2.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.74%) Qlik Sense
6 2 (1.74%) SAP BW
6 2 (1.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.87%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.87%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.87%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 18 (15.65%) Jenkins
2 12 (10.43%) Selenium
3 8 (6.96%) CANoe
4 7 (6.09%) Maven
5 3 (2.61%) Fiddler
5 3 (2.61%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.61%) Ranorex
6 2 (1.74%) JIRA
7 1 (0.87%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 23 (20.00%) Finance
2 11 (9.57%) Automotive
3 6 (5.22%) Legal
4 4 (3.48%) Law
4 4 (3.48%) Retail
5 3 (2.61%) Electronics
5 3 (2.61%) Military
6 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 43 (37.39%) Analyst
2 33 (28.70%) Business Analyst
3 23 (20.00%) Developer
4 15 (13.04%) Insurance Business Analyst
5 12 (10.43%) SQL Developer
6 11 (9.57%) Architect
7 9 (7.83%) Systems Engineer
7 9 (7.83%) Test Engineer
8 8 (6.96%) AWS Engineer
8 8 (6.96%) Cloud Engineer
8 8 (6.96%) Linux Engineer
8 8 (6.96%) Linux Systems Engineer
9 7 (6.09%) Pega Architect
10 6 (5.22%) AWS Developer
10 6 (5.22%) Cloud Developer
10 6 (5.22%) Data Analyst
10 6 (5.22%) Linux Developer
10 6 (5.22%) Software Architect
10 6 (5.22%) Systems Developer
11 4 (3.48%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.17%) Web Services
2 13 (11.30%) Middleware
3 10 (8.70%) REST
3 10 (8.70%) SOAP
4 8 (6.96%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (3.48%) .NET
5 4 (3.48%) XML
5 4 (3.48%) XSD
6 2 (1.74%) PhoneGap
7 1 (0.87%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 20 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (9.57%) Management Information System
3 8 (6.96%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.74%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.74%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.74%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.74%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (1.74%) Infotainment
5 1 (0.87%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.87%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 15 (13.04%) Linux
2 14 (12.17%) Windows
3 12 (10.43%) Windows Server
3 12 (10.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (10.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (3.48%) Kali Linux
5 2 (1.74%) Android
5 2 (1.74%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.87%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (23.48%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (21.74%) Business Analysis
3 18 (15.65%) Analytics
4 17 (14.78%) ITIL
4 17 (14.78%) Test Automation
5 16 (13.91%) Business Intelligence
5 16 (13.91%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 15 (13.04%) Incident Management
6 15 (13.04%) Root Cause Analysis
7 13 (11.30%) Continuous Improvement
7 13 (11.30%) DevOps
7 13 (11.30%) TOGAF
8 12 (10.43%) Business Continuity
8 12 (10.43%) Quality Management
8 12 (10.43%) Six Sigma
8 12 (10.43%) Statistics
9 11 (9.57%) BPMN
9 11 (9.57%) CRM
9 11 (9.57%) Data Management
9 11 (9.57%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 19 (16.52%) SQL
2 6 (5.22%) Java
3 5 (4.35%) C#
4 4 (3.48%) Python
4 4 (3.48%) VBA
5 3 (2.61%) Perl
6 2 (1.74%) C++
6 2 (1.74%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.87%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.87%) Lua
7 1 (0.87%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.87%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.87%) VB
7 1 (0.87%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (15.65%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.96%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.09%) Degree
4 4 (3.48%) CISSP
5 3 (2.61%) ISSEP
5 3 (2.61%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.74%) CCNA
6 2 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.74%) ISEB
7 1 (0.87%) CBAP
7 1 (0.87%) CCNP
7 1 (0.87%) CISM
7 1 (0.87%) CREST Certified
7 1 (0.87%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 1 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.87%) RHCE
7 1 (0.87%) RHCSA
7 1 (0.87%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (14.78%) SLA
2 10 (8.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (6.96%) QA
4 6 (5.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (2.61%) Data Quality
5 3 (2.61%) NIST 800
6 2 (1.74%) ISO 9001
6 2 (1.74%) PMO
7 1 (0.87%) ISO 26262
7 1 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 8 (6.96%) Active Directory
1 8 (6.96%) Docker
2 3 (2.61%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.61%) vSphere
2 3 (2.61%) XenApp
3 1 (0.87%) Snort
Systems Management
1 18 (15.65%) Puppet
2 8 (6.96%) Ansible
2 8 (6.96%) Grafana
2 8 (6.96%) Terraform
3 3 (2.61%) EdgeSight
3 3 (2.61%) HP Fortify
3 3 (2.61%) Nessus
3 3 (2.61%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.87%) Cacti
4 1 (0.87%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (0.87%) Nagios
4 1 (0.87%) SELinux
4 1 (0.87%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 20 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 16 (13.91%) Cognos
3 11 (9.57%) EMC
4 10 (8.70%) Pega
5 8 (6.96%) Splunk
6 6 (5.22%) iManage
6 6 (5.22%) Interwoven
7 5 (4.35%) Tableau
8 4 (3.48%) Oracle
8 4 (3.48%) VMware
9 3 (2.61%) CheckPoint
9 3 (2.61%) Citrix
9 3 (2.61%) HP
9 3 (2.61%) NetApp
9 3 (2.61%) Veracode
10 2 (1.74%) Cisco
10 2 (1.74%) F5
10 2 (1.74%) Google
10 2 (1.74%) Juniper
10 2 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
City, Wolverhampton
West Midlands Pensions Fund
Posted: 17 hours ago
West Midlands
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £32000 - £35400 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: circa 50,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham
Robert Walters UK
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Telford
Revenue & Customs Digital Technology Services (RCDTS)
Salary: up to £71,500
Posted: 15 days ago
Warwickshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
The Coventry Building Society
Salary: £51,220 - 76,830 per year + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Staffordshire University
Salary: £39,324 - £46,924 plus benefits
Posted: 23 days ago