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 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 184 204 200
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -4
Permanent jobs citing Validation 58 47 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.86% 0.66% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 0.79% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 32 35 21
Average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,600 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £48,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
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
5650 5925 5960
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.48% 82.87% 79.64%
Number of salaries quoted 4570 4827 4921
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £59,889 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,800 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.05% +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 1 April 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 1 April 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 +7 22 £65,000 +64.55% 5
Cheshire +12 16 £53,000 +26.19% 3
Merseyside +8 10 £37,500 +47.05% 3
Cumbria - 4 £55,000 - 1
Lancashire +1 2 £26,114 -41.96% 3
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 26 (32.91%) SQL
2 22 (27.85%) Finance
3 19 (24.05%) Windows
4 18 (22.78%) Telecoms
5 16 (20.25%) SQL Server
6 15 (18.99%) Oracle
7 14 (17.72%) Java
8 11 (13.92%) LAN
8 11 (13.92%) WAN
8 11 (13.92%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (13.92%) Cisco
8 11 (13.92%) Line Management
9 10 (12.66%) RPG
9 10 (12.66%) .NET
9 10 (12.66%) DB2
9 10 (12.66%) Microsoft
9 10 (12.66%) Billing
9 10 (12.66%) Apache Flex
10 9 (11.39%) Service Delivery
10 9 (11.39%) .NET Framework
11 8 (10.13%) C
11 8 (10.13%) C#
11 8 (10.13%) T-SQL
11 8 (10.13%) SLA
11 8 (10.13%) Wireless
11 8 (10.13%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (10.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (8.86%) HTML
12 7 (8.86%) Visual Studio
12 7 (8.86%) Linux

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 (7.59%) SharePoint
1 6 (7.59%) MS Exchange
1 6 (7.59%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (7.59%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (5.06%) Confluence
3 3 (3.80%) SAS
3 3 (3.80%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle UPK
Applications
1 7 (8.86%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.33%) PowerPivot
3 1 (1.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (3.80%) Oracle General Ledger
1 3 (3.80%) Oracle iProcurement
1 3 (3.80%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (3.80%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 3 (3.80%) Oracle Receivables
1 3 (3.80%) Oracle Cash Management
1 3 (3.80%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
1 3 (3.80%) Oracle FAH
2 2 (2.53%) SAP MDM
3 1 (1.27%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.27%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.27%) SiteCatalyst
3 1 (1.27%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (1.27%) WebTrends
3 1 (1.27%) Oracle AGIS
3 1 (1.27%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (1.27%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.92%) LAN
1 11 (13.92%) WAN
2 8 (10.13%) Wireless
3 7 (8.86%) Firewall
4 6 (7.59%) MPLS
4 6 (7.59%) DHCP
4 6 (7.59%) HTTP
4 6 (7.59%) DNS
5 5 (6.33%) VLAN
6 3 (3.80%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (1.27%) Internet
7 1 (1.27%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (20.25%) SQL Server
2 10 (12.66%) DB2
3 8 (10.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (8.86%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (8.86%) Relational Database
5 5 (6.33%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (6.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (3.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (3.80%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (3.80%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 2 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.27%) Base SAS
8 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.27%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (1.27%) OLAP
8 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.27%) SQLPlus
8 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (8.86%) Visual Studio
2 4 (5.06%) JIRA
3 3 (3.80%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (3.80%) MSTest
4 2 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.53%) LSMW
4 2 (2.53%) Subversion
5 1 (1.27%) Selenium
5 1 (1.27%) TestDirector
5 1 (1.27%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.27%) ERwin
5 1 (1.27%) Cucumber
General
1 22 (27.85%) Finance
2 18 (22.78%) Telecoms
3 10 (12.66%) Billing
4 5 (6.33%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.80%) General Ledger
6 2 (2.53%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.27%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.27%) Advertising
7 1 (1.27%) Military
7 1 (1.27%) Retail
7 1 (1.27%) Marketing
7 1 (1.27%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 20 (25.32%) Analyst
2 10 (12.66%) Production Manager
3 9 (11.39%) Software Manager
3 9 (11.39%) Test Analyst
3 9 (11.39%) Consultant
3 9 (11.39%) Developer
4 7 (8.86%) .NET Developer
5 6 (7.59%) Support Engineer
5 6 (7.59%) Tester
5 6 (7.59%) Web Developer
5 6 (7.59%) Delivery Manager
5 6 (7.59%) Risk Analyst
6 5 (6.33%) Pre Sales Consultant
6 5 (6.33%) IT Risk Analyst
6 5 (6.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) Network Consultant
6 5 (6.33%) Architect
6 5 (6.33%) Sales Consultant
6 5 (6.33%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (5.06%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.66%) .NET
1 10 (12.66%) Apache Flex
2 9 (11.39%) .NET Framework
3 7 (8.86%) HTML
4 6 (7.59%) XHTML
4 6 (7.59%) CSS
4 6 (7.59%) SOAP
4 6 (7.59%) HTML5
4 6 (7.59%) REST
4 6 (7.59%) CSS3
5 5 (6.33%) XML
6 3 (3.80%) Entity Framework
6 3 (3.80%) WPF
6 3 (3.80%) WinForms
7 2 (2.53%) EDI
8 1 (1.27%) Middleware
8 1 (1.27%) Web Services
8 1 (1.27%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.86%) Management Information System
1 7 (8.86%) Replication
2 6 (7.59%) W3C
3 5 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.06%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.06%) Data Integration
4 4 (5.06%) FMCG
5 3 (3.80%) iSeries
6 2 (2.53%) Biotechnology
7 1 (1.27%) NHS
7 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.27%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 19 (24.05%) Windows
2 7 (8.86%) Linux
3 1 (1.27%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.27%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (13.92%) Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.92%) Line Management
2 9 (11.39%) Service Delivery
3 8 (10.13%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (8.86%) SOA
4 7 (8.86%) Test Scripting
5 6 (7.59%) Progressive Enhancement
5 6 (7.59%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (7.59%) ERP
5 6 (7.59%) ITIL
5 6 (7.59%) OO
5 6 (7.59%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (7.59%) MVC
5 6 (7.59%) Risk Management
5 6 (7.59%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (7.59%) Risk Assessment
6 5 (6.33%) Service Management
6 5 (6.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (6.33%) Software Engineering
6 5 (6.33%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 26 (32.91%) SQL
2 14 (17.72%) Java
3 10 (12.66%) RPG
4 8 (10.13%) C
4 8 (10.13%) C#
4 8 (10.13%) T-SQL
5 6 (7.59%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.80%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.53%) C++
8 1 (1.27%) PHP
8 1 (1.27%) VBA
8 1 (1.27%) Ada
Qualifications
1 7 (8.86%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.59%) Degree
3 5 (6.33%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.80%) NVQ Level 3
4 3 (3.80%) NVQ Level 4
5 2 (2.53%) ISEB
5 2 (2.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.27%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.13%) SLA
2 6 (7.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (5.06%) GAMP
3 4 (5.06%) QA
4 3 (3.80%) ISO 14001
4 3 (3.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (2.53%) GMP
6 1 (1.27%) GxP
6 1 (1.27%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 7 (8.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (7.59%) vSphere
2 6 (7.59%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.27%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 6 (7.59%) WMI
2 5 (6.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (18.99%) Oracle
2 11 (13.92%) Cisco
3 10 (12.66%) Microsoft
4 7 (8.86%) VMware
5 6 (7.59%) WatchGuard
5 6 (7.59%) EMC
5 6 (7.59%) Avaya
5 6 (7.59%) Juniper
5 6 (7.59%) Sophos
6 5 (6.33%) F5
7 4 (5.06%) Perforce
8 3 (3.80%) BT
8 3 (3.80%) SAP
9 1 (1.27%) Trillium
9 1 (1.27%) Adobe
9 1 (1.27%) Aruba
9 1 (1.27%) Teradata
9 1 (1.27%) Google
9 1 (1.27%) Coremetrics
9 1 (1.27%) DataFlux
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