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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
England / North West
Rank 130 191 209
Rank change year-on-year
+61 +18
Permanent jobs citing Validation 123 46 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.05% 0.81% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.27% 0.92% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 52 42 31
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,100 £30,550 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,388 £53,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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
5417 4989 6132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 90.33% 88.22% 87.76%
Number of salaries quoted 4498 4145 5123
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 23 February 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 February 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
Manchester +47 94 £37,500 -11.76% 9
Lancashire +5 15 £26,750 -13.70% 4
Cheshire +5 6 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Merseyside -6 6 £47,500 +35.71%
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 North West region with a requirement for Validation.

1 89 (45.64%) Degree
2 68 (34.87%) C++
3 62 (31.79%) C
3 62 (31.79%) Computer Science
4 56 (28.72%) Agile Software Development
5 55 (28.21%) SQL
6 54 (27.69%) Software Engineering
7 53 (27.18%) HTML
8 51 (26.15%) Linux
9 47 (24.10%) .NET
10 46 (23.59%) PHP
11 39 (20.00%) Python
12 37 (18.97%) Test Scripting
13 35 (17.95%) MySQL
13 35 (17.95%) Scrum
14 34 (17.44%) JavaScript
15 33 (16.92%) Embedded C
16 29 (14.87%) C#
17 28 (14.36%) Java
18 27 (13.85%) Software Testing
18 27 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
19 26 (13.33%) DevOps
19 26 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
19 26 (13.33%) MVC
19 26 (13.33%) ASP.NET
19 26 (13.33%) CSS
19 26 (13.33%) Firmware
20 24 (12.31%) Electronics
21 23 (11.79%) SQL Server
21 23 (11.79%) jQuery

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 10 (5.13%) SAS
2 6 (3.08%) Confluence
3 4 (2.05%) JBoss
3 4 (2.05%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.05%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.54%) GlassFish
4 3 (1.54%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.03%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.03%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.51%) Apache
6 1 (0.51%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.51%) CICS
6 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 16 (8.21%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.10%) MS Office
2 8 (4.10%) SPSS
2 8 (4.10%) Stata
3 2 (1.03%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.51%) MS Project
4 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.51%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 1 (0.51%) PTC Creo
4 1 (0.51%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 5 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.05%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.51%) BASE24
3 1 (0.51%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.69%) Google Cloud Platform
2 6 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.03%) PaaS
4 1 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.51%) Force.com
4 1 (0.51%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.51%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 20 (10.26%) Internet
2 12 (6.15%) TCP/IP
2 12 (6.15%) WAN
3 11 (5.64%) HTTP
4 9 (4.62%) BGP
4 9 (4.62%) OSPF
4 9 (4.62%) SNMP
5 5 (2.56%) LAN
6 4 (2.05%) ATM
6 4 (2.05%) DNS
6 4 (2.05%) Firewall
6 4 (2.05%) FTP
6 4 (2.05%) MPLS
6 4 (2.05%) VoIP
7 3 (1.54%) 802.11
7 3 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (1.54%) WLAN
8 2 (1.03%) Network Security
8 2 (1.03%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (17.95%) MySQL
2 23 (11.79%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.56%) Data Mining
4 4 (2.05%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (2.05%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.05%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.54%) Big Data
6 2 (1.03%) DB2
6 2 (1.03%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.51%) MS Access
7 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (11.28%) Cucumber
1 22 (11.28%) Selenium
2 20 (10.26%) Visual Studio
3 15 (7.69%) JIRA
4 14 (7.18%) Git (software)
5 7 (3.59%) LoadRunner
6 4 (2.05%) JMeter
7 3 (1.54%) TestComplete
8 2 (1.03%) Ant
8 2 (1.03%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.03%) RubyMine
8 2 (1.03%) TortoiseSVN
8 2 (1.03%) WATIR
9 1 (0.51%) Fiddler
9 1 (0.51%) Firebug
9 1 (0.51%) NeoLoad
9 1 (0.51%) SilkPerformer
9 1 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.51%) The Grinder
9 1 (0.51%) Toad
General
1 24 (12.31%) Electronics
2 17 (8.72%) Manufacturing
3 15 (7.69%) Finance
4 12 (6.15%) Military
4 12 (6.15%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.56%) Banking
5 5 (2.56%) Legal
6 4 (2.05%) Games
7 3 (1.54%) Multimedia
8 2 (1.03%) Marketing
8 2 (1.03%) Retail
9 1 (0.51%) Advertising
9 1 (0.51%) Automotive
9 1 (0.51%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 32 (16.41%) Developer
2 28 (14.36%) Test Engineer
3 26 (13.33%) Embedded Engineer
4 22 (11.28%) Analyst
5 15 (7.69%) Software Engineer
5 15 (7.69%) Web Developer
6 14 (7.18%) Support Engineer
7 12 (6.15%) Data Scientist
7 12 (6.15%) Principal Engineer
8 10 (5.13%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 10 (5.13%) Tester
9 9 (4.62%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 9 (4.62%) 2nd Line Support
10 8 (4.10%) Integration Engineer
10 8 (4.10%) IT Engineer
10 8 (4.10%) IT Support
10 8 (4.10%) IT Support Engineer
10 8 (4.10%) Software Test Engineer
10 8 (4.10%) Test and Integration Engineer
11 7 (3.59%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (27.18%) HTML
2 47 (24.10%) .NET
3 26 (13.33%) ASP.NET
3 26 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 26 (13.33%) CSS
4 23 (11.79%) jQuery
5 20 (10.26%) Web Services
6 15 (7.69%) Dapper ORM
6 15 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 12 (6.15%) SOAP
8 10 (5.13%) ADO.NET
8 10 (5.13%) AngularJS
8 10 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 10 (5.13%) Google Maps API
8 10 (5.13%) SignalR
9 9 (4.62%) Node.js
10 8 (4.10%) REST
11 7 (3.59%) Middleware
12 5 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 5 (2.56%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 62 (31.79%) Computer Science
2 27 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (10.77%) Algorithms
4 18 (9.23%) User Experience
5 14 (7.18%) Management Information System
6 9 (4.62%) Wiki
7 7 (3.59%) Device Driver
8 6 (3.08%) Cyber Defence
9 4 (2.05%) EPoS
9 4 (2.05%) iPad
10 3 (1.54%) Animation
10 3 (1.54%) Digital Media
10 3 (1.54%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.54%) New Media
10 3 (1.54%) Social Media
10 3 (1.54%) W3C
11 2 (1.03%) Client/Server
11 2 (1.03%) Security Operations Centre
11 2 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.51%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 51 (26.15%) Linux
2 19 (9.74%) Embedded Linux
3 16 (8.21%) Windows
4 5 (2.56%) Unix
5 2 (1.03%) Android
5 2 (1.03%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.03%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.51%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 1 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (28.72%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (27.69%) Software Engineering
3 37 (18.97%) Test Scripting
4 35 (17.95%) Scrum
5 27 (13.85%) Software Testing
6 26 (13.33%) DevOps
6 26 (13.33%) MVC
7 23 (11.79%) Feasibility Study
7 23 (11.79%) SDLC
8 20 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (10.26%) ITIL
9 17 (8.72%) Data Validation
9 17 (8.72%) Information Security
9 17 (8.72%) Machine Learning
9 17 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
9 17 (8.72%) Time Management
10 16 (8.21%) Web Development
11 15 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
11 15 (7.69%) Mathematics
12 13 (6.67%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (34.87%) C++
2 62 (31.79%) C
3 55 (28.21%) SQL
4 46 (23.59%) PHP
5 39 (20.00%) Python
6 34 (17.44%) JavaScript
7 33 (16.92%) Embedded C
8 29 (14.87%) C#
9 28 (14.36%) Java
10 22 (11.28%) Perl
11 19 (9.74%) VB
12 17 (8.72%) Embedded C++
13 12 (6.15%) R
13 12 (6.15%) T-SQL
14 11 (5.64%) MATLAB
15 10 (5.13%) VB6
16 6 (3.08%) VBA
17 4 (2.05%) Apex Code
17 4 (2.05%) Ruby
17 4 (2.05%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 89 (45.64%) Degree
2 19 (9.74%) DV Cleared
2 19 (9.74%) Security Cleared
3 14 (7.18%) HNC
3 14 (7.18%) HND
4 8 (4.10%) PhD
5 6 (3.08%) Postgraduate
5 6 (3.08%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.54%) CCDP
6 3 (1.54%) CCNP
6 3 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.54%) HP ASE
6 3 (1.54%) HP MASE
7 1 (0.51%) ISEB
7 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (10.77%) QA
1 21 (10.77%) SLA
2 12 (6.15%) Data Quality
3 4 (2.05%) ISO13485
4 1 (0.51%) GxP
System Software
1 26 (13.33%) Firmware
2 12 (6.15%) Hyper-V
2 12 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.03%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.03%) Docker
3 2 (1.03%) ISA Server
3 2 (1.03%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 5 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.51%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.51%) CA Wily
3 1 (0.51%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.51%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 16 (8.21%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.15%) Cisco
2 12 (6.15%) VMware
3 11 (5.64%) Google
4 10 (5.13%) HP
5 9 (4.62%) Extreme Networks
5 9 (4.62%) Juniper
6 8 (4.10%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (3.08%) Oracle
8 5 (2.56%) Atlassian
8 5 (2.56%) SAP
9 4 (2.05%) Alteryx
9 4 (2.05%) IBM
10 3 (1.54%) BroadSoft
10 3 (1.54%) hybris
10 3 (1.54%) Mitel
10 3 (1.54%) NEC
10 3 (1.54%) Ruckus Wireless
10 3 (1.54%) WatchGuard
10 3 (1.54%) Zend
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