The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 171 195 190
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -5
Permanent jobs citing Validation 65 48 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.02% 0.68% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 0.83% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 39 28 19
Average salary £37,000 £36,750 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.68% +28.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,100 £25,350 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £41,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
Validation
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5363 5763 5820
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.84% 82.20% 79.50%
Number of salaries quoted 4284 4638 4815
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Validation across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Validation
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Validation across the North West region.

Validation Salary Trend in the North West

Validation
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Validation across the North West region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

Validation Salary Histogram in the North West

Validation
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the North West region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +22 27 £35,000 -11.39% 10
Cheshire +6 13 £53,000 +41.33% 2
Merseyside +19 10 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Cumbria - 10 £55,000 - 2
Lancashire -5 2 £26,114 -20.86%
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Validation.

1 31 (30.10%) SQL
2 25 (24.27%) Finance
3 24 (23.30%) Telecoms
4 21 (20.39%) SQL Server
5 20 (19.42%) Java
5 20 (19.42%) Windows
6 19 (18.45%) Oracle
7 17 (16.50%) Service Delivery
8 15 (14.56%) Microsoft
8 15 (14.56%) Security Cleared
9 14 (13.59%) Apache Flex
9 14 (13.59%) Billing
9 14 (13.59%) SLA
9 14 (13.59%) DB2
9 14 (13.59%) RPG
10 12 (11.65%) ITIL
10 12 (11.65%) Line Management
11 11 (10.68%) Test Scripting
11 11 (10.68%) SC Cleared
11 11 (10.68%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (10.68%) Degree
11 11 (10.68%) C
11 11 (10.68%) .NET
11 11 (10.68%) Cisco
11 11 (10.68%) MS Excel
11 11 (10.68%) LAN
11 11 (10.68%) WAN
12 10 (9.71%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (9.71%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (9.71%) Project Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Validation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (5.83%) MS Exchange
1 6 (5.83%) SharePoint
1 6 (5.83%) SharePoint 2013
1 6 (5.83%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (3.88%) Confluence
3 3 (2.91%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (2.91%) SAS
4 1 (0.97%) Oracle UPK
Applications
1 11 (10.68%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.85%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.97%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (0.97%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.97%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.97%) MS Project
3 1 (0.97%) MS Office
3 1 (0.97%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.91%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (2.91%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 3 (2.91%) Oracle Receivables
1 3 (2.91%) Oracle Cash Management
1 3 (2.91%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
1 3 (2.91%) Oracle FAH
1 3 (2.91%) Oracle iProcurement
1 3 (2.91%) Oracle General Ledger
1 3 (2.91%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (2.91%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.94%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.97%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.97%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (0.97%) Oracle AGIS
3 1 (0.97%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (0.97%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.83%) Mimecast
2 5 (4.85%) Office 365
3 1 (0.97%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (0.97%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.68%) LAN
1 11 (10.68%) WAN
2 8 (7.77%) Wireless
3 7 (6.80%) Firewall
3 7 (6.80%) HTTP
4 6 (5.83%) DNS
4 6 (5.83%) DHCP
4 6 (5.83%) MPLS
5 5 (4.85%) VLAN
6 3 (2.91%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (1.94%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.97%) GPRS
8 1 (0.97%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (20.39%) SQL Server
2 14 (13.59%) DB2
3 10 (9.71%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (7.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (6.80%) Relational Database
6 6 (5.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (4.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (4.85%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (4.85%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (3.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (2.91%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 3 (2.91%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.97%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.97%) Base SAS
10 1 (0.97%) SQLPlus
10 1 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.97%) Oracle9i Database
10 1 (0.97%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 8 (7.77%) Visual Studio
2 5 (4.85%) MSTest
3 4 (3.88%) JIRA
4 3 (2.91%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (1.94%) Subversion
5 2 (1.94%) LSMW
5 2 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.97%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.97%) Selenium
6 1 (0.97%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.97%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 25 (24.27%) Finance
2 24 (23.30%) Telecoms
3 14 (13.59%) Billing
4 5 (4.85%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.91%) General Ledger
5 3 (2.91%) Marketing
5 3 (2.91%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.94%) Retail
7 1 (0.97%) Russian Language
7 1 (0.97%) Avionics
7 1 (0.97%) Military
7 1 (0.97%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 26 (25.24%) Analyst
2 15 (14.56%) Test Analyst
3 12 (11.65%) Software Manager
3 12 (11.65%) Production Manager
4 10 (9.71%) Developer
5 9 (8.74%) Consultant
6 8 (7.77%) Risk Analyst
6 8 (7.77%) Service Manager
6 8 (7.77%) Delivery Manager
7 7 (6.80%) IT Risk Analyst
7 7 (6.80%) .NET Developer
8 6 (5.83%) Web Developer
8 6 (5.83%) Support Engineer
8 6 (5.83%) Tester
8 6 (5.83%) Software Engineer
9 5 (4.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (4.85%) Pre Sales Consultant
9 5 (4.85%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (4.85%) Network Consultant
9 5 (4.85%) Sales Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.59%) Apache Flex
2 11 (10.68%) .NET
3 10 (9.71%) .NET Framework
4 8 (7.77%) HTML
5 7 (6.80%) CSS
6 6 (5.83%) XHTML
6 6 (5.83%) SOAP
6 6 (5.83%) HTML5
6 6 (5.83%) CSS3
6 6 (5.83%) REST
7 4 (3.88%) XML
8 3 (2.91%) Entity Framework
8 3 (2.91%) WPF
8 3 (2.91%) WinForms
9 2 (1.94%) EDI
10 1 (0.97%) .NET Compact Framework
10 1 (0.97%) RESTful
10 1 (0.97%) JSON
10 1 (0.97%) MDX
10 1 (0.97%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.71%) Replication
2 8 (7.77%) Computer Science
3 7 (6.80%) Data Integration
3 7 (6.80%) Management Information System
3 7 (6.80%) W3C
4 5 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.88%) iSeries
5 4 (3.88%) Biotechnology
6 3 (2.91%) FMCG
7 2 (1.94%) NHS
7 2 (1.94%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.94%) Physics
8 1 (0.97%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.97%) User Experience
8 1 (0.97%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 20 (19.42%) Windows
2 7 (6.80%) Linux
3 1 (0.97%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.97%) Android
3 1 (0.97%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (0.97%) UNIX
3 1 (0.97%) Windows CE
3 1 (0.97%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (16.50%) Service Delivery
2 12 (11.65%) ITIL
2 12 (11.65%) Line Management
3 11 (10.68%) Test Scripting
3 11 (10.68%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (9.71%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (9.71%) Project Management
5 9 (8.74%) Software Engineering
6 8 (7.77%) Risk Management
6 8 (7.77%) Risk Assessment
6 8 (7.77%) Test Strategy
7 7 (6.80%) Progressive Enhancement
7 7 (6.80%) Test Planning
7 7 (6.80%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (6.80%) OO
7 7 (6.80%) SOA
7 7 (6.80%) ETL
8 6 (5.83%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (5.83%) MVC
8 6 (5.83%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 31 (30.10%) SQL
2 20 (19.42%) Java
3 14 (13.59%) RPG
4 11 (10.68%) C
5 9 (8.74%) C#
6 8 (7.77%) T-SQL
7 6 (5.83%) PowerShell
8 5 (4.85%) C++
9 3 (2.91%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.94%) PHP
11 1 (0.97%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.97%) Ada
Qualifications
1 15 (14.56%) Security Cleared
2 11 (10.68%) SC Cleared
2 11 (10.68%) Degree
3 7 (6.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (6.80%) ISTQB
3 7 (6.80%) ISEB
4 3 (2.91%) NVQ Level 3
4 3 (2.91%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (13.59%) SLA
2 8 (7.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (5.83%) QA
4 4 (3.88%) GAMP
5 3 (2.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (2.91%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.97%) GMP
6 1 (0.97%) GxP
6 1 (0.97%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 7 (6.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (5.83%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.83%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (5.83%) WMI
2 5 (4.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (18.45%) Oracle
2 15 (14.56%) Microsoft
3 11 (10.68%) Cisco
4 7 (6.80%) VMware
5 6 (5.83%) Avaya
5 6 (5.83%) Juniper
5 6 (5.83%) EMC
5 6 (5.83%) Sophos
5 6 (5.83%) WatchGuard
6 5 (4.85%) F5
7 4 (3.88%) Perforce
8 3 (2.91%) BT
9 2 (1.94%) Adobe
9 2 (1.94%) SAP
10 1 (0.97%) Aruba
10 1 (0.97%) Google
10 1 (0.97%) Coremetrics
10 1 (0.97%) DataFlux
10 1 (0.97%) Cognizant
10 1 (0.97%) Trillium
Cumbria
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + 10% bonus + comprehensive benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Competative Salary
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Churchill Frank
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 per annum + pension, 25 days holiday, flexible hours
Posted: 18 days ago