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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 191 188 207
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +19
Permanent jobs citing Validation 52 49 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.78% 0.75% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 0.91% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 29 34 23
Average salary £40,000 £30,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £19,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,200 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -5.88%
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
5542 5402 5832
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.25% 82.99% 80.11%
Number of salaries quoted 4578 4452 4821
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 £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 6 March 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 6 March 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 +16 20 £48,000 +18.51% 6
Cheshire +4 14 £53,000 +26.19% 4
Merseyside 0 11 £37,500 +50.00% 2
Cumbria - 3 - - 1
Lancashire -7 1 £22,500 -50.00% 2
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 25 (30.49%) Finance
2 23 (28.05%) SQL
3 20 (24.39%) Windows
4 18 (21.95%) SQL Server
5 17 (20.73%) Java
5 17 (20.73%) Telecoms
6 14 (17.07%) .NET
6 14 (17.07%) Oracle
6 14 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (15.85%) Line Management
8 12 (14.63%) .NET Framework
9 11 (13.41%) Wireless
9 11 (13.41%) C#
10 10 (12.20%) RPG
10 10 (12.20%) DB2
10 10 (12.20%) T-SQL
10 10 (12.20%) LAN
10 10 (12.20%) WAN
10 10 (12.20%) Cisco
10 10 (12.20%) MVC
10 10 (12.20%) Degree
10 10 (12.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (12.20%) Billing
10 10 (12.20%) Apache Flex
11 9 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (10.98%) Risk Management
11 9 (10.98%) Service Delivery
11 9 (10.98%) Microsoft
11 9 (10.98%) SLA
11 9 (10.98%) HTML

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 7 (8.54%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.32%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (7.32%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (4.88%) Confluence
4 3 (3.66%) JBoss
5 2 (2.44%) SAS
5 2 (2.44%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (6.10%) PowerPivot
2 4 (4.88%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.44%) Fireworks
3 2 (2.44%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (2.44%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (2.44%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.22%) MS Project
4 1 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (2.44%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (2.44%) SAP MDM
1 2 (2.44%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (2.44%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 2 (2.44%) Oracle Receivables
1 2 (2.44%) Oracle Cash Management
1 2 (2.44%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
1 2 (2.44%) Oracle FAH
1 2 (2.44%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (2.44%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (1.22%) SiteCatalyst
2 1 (1.22%) WebTrends
2 1 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.22%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (1.22%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.22%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.41%) Wireless
2 10 (12.20%) LAN
2 10 (12.20%) WAN
3 7 (8.54%) Firewall
4 6 (7.32%) MPLS
4 6 (7.32%) DHCP
4 6 (7.32%) HTTP
4 6 (7.32%) DNS
5 5 (6.10%) VLAN
6 3 (3.66%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (1.22%) Internet
7 1 (1.22%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (21.95%) SQL Server
2 10 (12.20%) DB2
2 10 (12.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (8.54%) Relational Database
4 5 (6.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (6.10%) Crystal Reports
4 5 (6.10%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.44%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 2 (2.44%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (1.22%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.22%) Base SAS
6 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.22%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 8 (9.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (7.32%) Visual Studio
3 4 (4.88%) JIRA
4 3 (3.66%) MSTest
5 2 (2.44%) LSMW
5 2 (2.44%) Subversion
5 2 (2.44%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.22%) TestDirector
6 1 (1.22%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (1.22%) ERwin
6 1 (1.22%) Selenium
6 1 (1.22%) Cucumber
General
1 25 (30.49%) Finance
2 17 (20.73%) Telecoms
3 10 (12.20%) Billing
4 7 (8.54%) Manufacturing
5 4 (4.88%) Retail
6 3 (3.66%) Financial Institution
7 2 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (2.44%) General Ledger
8 1 (1.22%) Marketing
8 1 (1.22%) Advertising
8 1 (1.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 15 (18.29%) Analyst
2 13 (15.85%) Developer
3 10 (12.20%) Production Manager
4 9 (10.98%) Software Manager
5 8 (9.76%) Consultant
5 8 (9.76%) .NET Developer
6 7 (8.54%) Web Developer
7 6 (7.32%) Support Engineer
7 6 (7.32%) Test Analyst
7 6 (7.32%) Delivery Manager
8 5 (6.10%) Risk Analyst
8 5 (6.10%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (6.10%) Tester
8 5 (6.10%) Architect
8 5 (6.10%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (4.88%) Network Consultant
9 4 (4.88%) Sales Consultant
9 4 (4.88%) IT Risk Analyst
9 4 (4.88%) Pre Sales Consultant
10 3 (3.66%) Environment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.07%) .NET
2 12 (14.63%) .NET Framework
3 10 (12.20%) Apache Flex
4 9 (10.98%) CSS
4 9 (10.98%) SOAP
4 9 (10.98%) HTML
5 8 (9.76%) XML
6 7 (8.54%) CSS3
6 7 (8.54%) HTML5
7 6 (7.32%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 6 (7.32%) REST
7 6 (7.32%) XHTML
8 4 (4.88%) Web Services
8 4 (4.88%) WPF
9 3 (3.66%) LINQ
9 3 (3.66%) jQuery
9 3 (3.66%) RESTful
9 3 (3.66%) XSD
9 3 (3.66%) XSLT
9 3 (3.66%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.76%) W3C
3 6 (7.32%) Management Information System
3 6 (7.32%) Replication
4 4 (4.88%) FMCG
5 3 (3.66%) iSeries
5 3 (3.66%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.66%) Data Integration
6 2 (2.44%) Biotechnology
6 2 (2.44%) User Experience
7 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.22%) NHS
7 1 (1.22%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (1.22%) Mechatronics
Operating Systems
1 20 (24.39%) Windows
2 7 (8.54%) Linux
3 1 (1.22%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (15.85%) Line Management
3 10 (12.20%) MVC
4 9 (10.98%) Risk Management
4 9 (10.98%) OO
4 9 (10.98%) Service Delivery
5 8 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (9.76%) Progressive Enhancement
6 7 (8.54%) Test Scripting
6 7 (8.54%) Automated Testing
6 7 (8.54%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (7.32%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (7.32%) Service Management
7 6 (7.32%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (7.32%) ITIL
7 6 (7.32%) ERP
7 6 (7.32%) SOA
7 6 (7.32%) Migration
7 6 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (6.10%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 23 (28.05%) SQL
2 17 (20.73%) Java
3 11 (13.41%) C#
4 10 (12.20%) T-SQL
4 10 (12.20%) RPG
5 7 (8.54%) C
6 6 (7.32%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.66%) XPath
7 3 (3.66%) VB
7 3 (3.66%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.44%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.22%) PHP
9 1 (1.22%) C++
9 1 (1.22%) VBA
9 1 (1.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (12.20%) Degree
2 6 (7.32%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.88%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.66%) ISTQB
4 3 (3.66%) NVQ Level 3
4 3 (3.66%) NVQ Level 4
4 3 (3.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (2.44%) VCP4
6 1 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.22%) ISEB
6 1 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.98%) SLA
2 6 (7.32%) QA
3 5 (6.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (4.88%) GAMP
5 3 (3.66%) ISO 14001
5 3 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (2.44%) GMP
7 1 (1.22%) GxP
7 1 (1.22%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 7 (8.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (7.32%) vSphere
2 6 (7.32%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.22%) Firmware
3 1 (1.22%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 6 (7.32%) WMI
2 5 (6.10%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (17.07%) Oracle
2 10 (12.20%) Cisco
3 9 (10.98%) Microsoft
4 7 (8.54%) EMC
4 7 (8.54%) VMware
5 6 (7.32%) WatchGuard
5 6 (7.32%) Avaya
5 6 (7.32%) Sophos
6 5 (6.10%) Juniper
7 4 (4.88%) Perforce
7 4 (4.88%) F5
8 3 (3.66%) BT
8 3 (3.66%) Adobe
8 3 (3.66%) SAP
9 1 (1.22%) Altera
9 1 (1.22%) Aruba
9 1 (1.22%) Teradata
9 1 (1.22%) Google
9 1 (1.22%) Coremetrics
Cheshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Overtime
Posted: 1 hour ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £26000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Networkers Plc
Salary: Up to UKP 70000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Barnoldswick, Lancashire
The SmartList
Salary: £30k+ depending on experience
Posted: 9 days ago
North West England
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + All expenses covered
Posted: 23 days ago