The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for Validation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
South West / Bristol
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 107 104
Rank change year-on-year -6 -3  
Permanent jobs citing Validation 27 18 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.46% 1.12% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% 1.23% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 21 13 25
Median salary £42,500 £33,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.78% -17.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £42,400 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.17% -5.55%  

Validation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Bristol
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1659 1461 1707
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 89.97% 90.52% 88.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1385 1260 1468
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing Validation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Bristol

Validation
Salary Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Validation in Bristol.

Salary trend for Validation in Bristol

Validation
Salary Histogram in Bristol

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Bristol over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Validation in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 Bristol region with a requirement for Validation.

1 24 (37.50%) Software Engineering
2 23 (35.94%) C++
3 22 (34.38%) UML
4 19 (29.69%) Java
5 18 (28.13%) Linux
5 18 (28.13%) Finance
5 18 (28.13%) Requirements Engineering
6 17 (26.56%) Security Cleared
7 15 (23.44%) C
8 14 (21.88%) Degree
9 11 (17.19%) Telecoms
10 10 (15.63%) Electronics
11 9 (14.06%) Rational DOORS
12 8 (12.50%) Algorithms
12 8 (12.50%) Project Management
13 7 (10.94%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (10.94%) Banking
13 7 (10.94%) SC Cleared
14 6 (9.38%) Information Assurance
14 6 (9.38%) Test Automation
14 6 (9.38%) Cybersecurity
14 6 (9.38%) MODAF
14 6 (9.38%) Requirements Management
14 6 (9.38%) Configuration Management
14 6 (9.38%) SQL
15 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Excel
15 5 (7.81%) Microsoft
15 5 (7.81%) SysML
15 5 (7.81%) Physics
15 5 (7.81%) Manufacturing

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 2 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.69%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) SAP BPC
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.25%) MIMO
1 4 (6.25%) Wireless
2 3 (4.69%) OFDM
3 2 (3.13%) 802.15
3 2 (3.13%) Bluetooth
3 2 (3.13%) Unified Communications
3 2 (3.13%) VoIP
3 2 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.56%) 802.11
4 1 (1.56%) Firewall
4 1 (1.56%) LTE
4 1 (1.56%) Network Security
4 1 (1.56%) NFC
4 1 (1.56%) WLAN
4 1 (1.56%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.56%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle Discoverer
2 1 (1.56%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 9 (14.06%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (7.81%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (1.56%) Cucumber
General
1 18 (28.13%) Finance
2 11 (17.19%) Telecoms
3 10 (15.63%) Electronics
4 7 (10.94%) Banking
5 5 (7.81%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.56%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (31.25%) Software Engineer
2 15 (23.44%) C++ Software Engineer
2 15 (23.44%) Java Engineer
2 15 (23.44%) Java Software Engineer
3 12 (18.75%) Systems Engineer
4 6 (9.38%) Consultant
4 6 (9.38%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 5 (7.81%) Design Engineer
5 5 (7.81%) Junior
6 4 (6.25%) Graduate
6 4 (6.25%) Graduate Consultant
6 4 (6.25%) Graduate Implementation Consultant
6 4 (6.25%) Implementation Consultant
6 4 (6.25%) Junior Consultant
6 4 (6.25%) Junior Implementation Consultant
7 3 (4.69%) Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Architect
7 3 (4.69%) Information Assurance Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Product Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.69%) .NET
2 2 (3.13%) .NET Framework
2 2 (3.13%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.50%) Algorithms
2 3 (4.69%) Driving Licence
2 3 (4.69%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.13%) Handset
3 2 (3.13%) IVR
3 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.56%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.56%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 18 (28.13%) Linux
2 1 (1.56%) Android
2 1 (1.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (37.50%) Software Engineering
2 22 (34.38%) UML
3 18 (28.13%) Requirements Engineering
4 8 (12.50%) Project Management
5 7 (10.94%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (9.38%) Configuration Management
6 6 (9.38%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (9.38%) Information Assurance
6 6 (9.38%) MODAF
6 6 (9.38%) Requirements Management
6 6 (9.38%) Test Automation
7 5 (7.81%) Information Security
7 5 (7.81%) Physics
7 5 (7.81%) Programme Management
7 5 (7.81%) SysML
8 4 (6.25%) Data Conversion
8 4 (6.25%) Mentoring
8 4 (6.25%) Software Testing
8 4 (6.25%) Test Planning
8 4 (6.25%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (35.94%) C++
2 19 (29.69%) Java
3 15 (23.44%) C
4 6 (9.38%) SQL
5 4 (6.25%) Python
6 3 (4.69%) MATLAB
7 2 (3.13%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.13%) Ruby
8 1 (1.56%) C#
8 1 (1.56%) Perl
8 1 (1.56%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 17 (26.56%) Security Cleared
2 14 (21.88%) Degree
3 7 (10.94%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.69%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.69%) PhD
5 1 (1.56%) ACCA
5 1 (1.56%) EXIN
5 1 (1.56%) ISEB
5 1 (1.56%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.56%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.81%) ISO/IEC 15288
1 5 (7.81%) RMADS
2 4 (6.25%) QA
3 1 (1.56%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.56%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) Firmware
1 1 (1.56%) vSphere
Vendors
1 5 (7.81%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.13%) Cisco
2 2 (3.13%) IBM
2 2 (3.13%) Verint
3 1 (1.56%) CheckPoint
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle
3 1 (1.56%) SAP
3 1 (1.56%) VMware
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