Period
to 18 April 2019

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 18 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 179 175 212
Rank change year-on-year -4 +37 +30
Permanent jobs citing Validation 117 151 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.47% 1.55% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 1.71% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 66 91 76
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £23,000 £31,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £58,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% +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 7,259 8,808 9,086
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 91.37% 90.37% 92.09%
Number of salaries quoted 5,430 6,805 7,302
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% -2.38%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £69,149 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +3.16%

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 18 April 2019.

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 18 April 2019. 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 -16 45 £45,000 -14.57% 5
Warwickshire +6 25 £42,500 -5.56% 1
Solihull +7 11 £60,000 -
Worcestershire -15 10 £24,000 -52.00% 1
Coventry +6 7 £45,000 +9.42% 3
Dudley - 6 £40,000 -
Staffordshire +15 3 £42,500 -10.53% 2
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £47,500 -
Herefordshire - 1 - -
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2019, 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 32 (27.35%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (26.50%) Python
3 30 (25.64%) Amazon AWS
4 29 (24.79%) SQL
5 26 (22.22%) Change Management
5 26 (22.22%) ITIL
6 23 (19.66%) Analytical Skills
7 22 (18.80%) SQL Server
8 20 (17.09%) Management Information System
8 20 (17.09%) Test Automation
8 20 (17.09%) Data Validation
9 18 (15.38%) Windows
9 18 (15.38%) WAN
10 17 (14.53%) Microsoft
10 17 (14.53%) Telecoms
10 17 (14.53%) Service Delivery
11 16 (13.68%) Data Protection
11 16 (13.68%) GDPR
12 15 (12.82%) Technical Leadership
12 15 (12.82%) Degree
13 14 (11.97%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (11.97%) Analytics
13 14 (11.97%) Electronics
13 14 (11.97%) Microsoft Excel
13 14 (11.97%) C#
13 14 (11.97%) Workshop Facilitation
14 13 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
15 12 (10.26%) LAN
15 12 (10.26%) Visualisation
15 12 (10.26%) Bash Shell

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 3 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (11.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (4.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (2.56%) AutoCAD
3 3 (2.56%) Simulink
3 3 (2.56%) Stateflow
3 3 (2.56%) TargetLink
4 2 (1.71%) Adobe Captivate
4 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (9.40%) JDE OneWorld
2 3 (2.56%) Carpe Diem
2 3 (2.56%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 30 (25.64%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (9.40%) Amazon EC2
2 11 (9.40%) Amazon Glacier
2 11 (9.40%) Amazon S3
2 11 (9.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 7 (5.98%) SaaS
4 5 (4.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (3.42%) GitHub
6 3 (2.56%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (2.56%) IaaS
6 3 (2.56%) Office 365
6 3 (2.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (15.38%) WAN
2 12 (10.26%) LAN
3 11 (9.40%) FTP
4 7 (5.98%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (5.13%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (5.13%) DHCP
5 6 (5.13%) Firewall
5 6 (5.13%) MPLS
5 6 (5.13%) VPN
5 6 (5.13%) Wireless
6 2 (1.71%) ADSL
6 2 (1.71%) Broadband
6 2 (1.71%) VDSL
6 2 (1.71%) xDSL
7 1 (0.85%) Cisco Firepower
7 1 (0.85%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (18.80%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.98%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (5.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (3.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.71%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.85%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.85%) Big Data
7 1 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.85%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.85%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.85%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.85%) OLAP
7 1 (0.85%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (8.55%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.27%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (3.42%) Selenium
3 4 (3.42%) WebDriver
4 3 (2.56%) Eclipse
4 3 (2.56%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.71%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.85%) JIRA
6 1 (0.85%) LabVIEW
General
1 17 (14.53%) Telecoms
2 14 (11.97%) Electronics
3 12 (10.26%) Billing
4 11 (9.40%) Back Office
5 6 (5.13%) Retail
6 4 (3.42%) Automotive
6 4 (3.42%) Finance
6 4 (3.42%) Marketing
7 2 (1.71%) Local Government
7 2 (1.71%) Publishing
8 1 (0.85%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.85%) Banking
8 1 (0.85%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.85%) Legal
8 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.85%) Military
Job Titles
1 29 (24.79%) Analyst
2 11 (9.40%) Cloud Engineer
2 11 (9.40%) Senior Cloud Engineer
2 11 (9.40%) Service Manager
2 11 (9.40%) Technical Manager
2 11 (9.40%) Technical Services Manager
3 10 (8.55%) Developer
3 10 (8.55%) DevOps Engineer
4 9 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
5 8 (6.84%) Healthcare Analyst
5 8 (6.84%) Oracle Analyst
6 6 (5.13%) Network Analyst
7 4 (3.42%) Salesforce Developer
8 3 (2.56%) Design Engineer
8 3 (2.56%) Information Analyst
8 3 (2.56%) MI Analyst
8 3 (2.56%) Senior Architect
8 3 (2.56%) Senior Technical Architect
8 3 (2.56%) Systems Developer
8 3 (2.56%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.40%) EDI
1 11 (9.40%) EDIFACT
1 11 (9.40%) Web Services
1 11 (9.40%) XML
1 11 (9.40%) YAML
2 4 (3.42%) .NET
2 4 (3.42%) Middleware
2 4 (3.42%) Visualforce
3 3 (2.56%) MDX
3 3 (2.56%) OpenGL
4 2 (1.71%) Gherkin
4 2 (1.71%) TensorFlow
5 1 (0.85%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 23 (19.66%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (17.09%) Management Information System
3 12 (10.26%) Data Centre
4 11 (9.40%) iSeries
5 10 (8.55%) Infotainment
5 10 (8.55%) User Experience
6 4 (3.42%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.56%) Algorithms
7 3 (2.56%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (2.56%) Public Cloud
7 3 (2.56%) Robotics
8 2 (1.71%) e-Learning
8 2 (1.71%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.71%) Graphic Design
8 2 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.71%) Learning Management System
8 2 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.85%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (15.38%) Windows
2 11 (9.40%) Unix
2 11 (9.40%) Windows Server
3 5 (4.27%) Embedded Linux
3 5 (4.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (27.35%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (22.22%) Change Management
2 26 (22.22%) ITIL
3 20 (17.09%) Data Validation
3 20 (17.09%) Test Automation
4 17 (14.53%) Service Delivery
5 16 (13.68%) Data Protection
6 15 (12.82%) Technical Leadership
7 14 (11.97%) Analytics
7 14 (11.97%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (11.97%) Workshop Facilitation
8 13 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (10.26%) SDLC
9 12 (10.26%) Visualisation
10 11 (9.40%) B2B
10 11 (9.40%) B2C
10 11 (9.40%) Demand Management
10 11 (9.40%) Line Management
10 11 (9.40%) Matrix Management
10 11 (9.40%) Tech Ops
Programming Languages
1 31 (26.50%) Python
2 29 (24.79%) SQL
3 14 (11.97%) C#
4 12 (10.26%) Bash Shell
5 11 (9.40%) PowerShell
5 11 (9.40%) RPG
5 11 (9.40%) RPG IV
5 11 (9.40%) T-SQL
6 10 (8.55%) C++
6 10 (8.55%) Perl
7 9 (7.69%) C
8 5 (4.27%) Java
8 5 (4.27%) MATLAB
9 4 (3.42%) Apex Code
9 4 (3.42%) Go
9 4 (3.42%) JavaScript
9 4 (3.42%) SOQL
10 3 (2.56%) R
10 3 (2.56%) VB
11 2 (1.71%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (12.82%) Degree
2 7 (5.98%) CCNP
2 7 (5.98%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (4.27%) HNC
3 5 (4.27%) HND
4 4 (3.42%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.42%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.56%) MCSA
5 3 (2.56%) MCSE
5 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.56%) PhD
6 1 (0.85%) CISSP
6 1 (0.85%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (13.68%) GDPR
2 5 (4.27%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.56%) HAZOP
3 3 (2.56%) SLA
4 2 (1.71%) QA
5 1 (0.85%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (8.55%) Docker
2 1 (0.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (8.55%) Ansible
1 10 (8.55%) Terraform
2 1 (0.85%) CASB
2 1 (0.85%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 17 (14.53%) Microsoft
2 11 (9.40%) IFS
2 11 (9.40%) JD Edwards
3 10 (8.55%) Cisco
4 8 (6.84%) Oracle
5 5 (4.27%) MathWorks
6 4 (3.42%) Aderant
6 4 (3.42%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (2.56%) 3PAR
7 3 (2.56%) Blue Prism
7 3 (2.56%) Cognos
7 3 (2.56%) Fortinet
7 3 (2.56%) MKS
7 3 (2.56%) Tableau
7 3 (2.56%) UiPath
7 3 (2.56%) VMware
8 2 (1.71%) Adobe
8 2 (1.71%) Alteryx
9 1 (0.85%) iManage
9 1 (0.85%) Netskope