Period
to 20 July 2018

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 6 months to 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
South West > Bristol
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 129 124 136
Rank change year-on-year -5 +12 +3
Permanent jobs citing Validation 73 76 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.87% 1.99% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.02% 2.17% 1.63%
Number of salaries quoted 41 61 36
Bristol median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £61,250 £73,125
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,275
% change year-on-year - -3.09% +3.19%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bristol
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,611 3,508 3,193
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 92.47% 92.03% 91.18%
Number of salaries quoted 2,977 2,924 2,771
Bristol median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £66,250
South West median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing Validation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

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 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Validation in Bristol

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, IT jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Validation.

1 35 (47.95%) Software Engineering
2 30 (41.10%) C
2 30 (41.10%) Security Cleared
3 26 (35.62%) Java
4 22 (30.14%) UML
5 19 (26.03%) Linux
5 19 (26.03%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (26.03%) Requirements Engineering
6 17 (23.29%) C++
7 16 (21.92%) Embedded C
8 13 (17.81%) Aerospace
8 13 (17.81%) Degree
8 13 (17.81%) Git (software)
9 12 (16.44%) Test Automation
9 12 (16.44%) Electronics
10 11 (15.07%) TDD
10 11 (15.07%) IEC 61508
10 11 (15.07%) Mathematics
10 11 (15.07%) Greenfield Project
10 11 (15.07%) Big Data
10 11 (15.07%) Jenkins
11 10 (13.70%) Physics
11 10 (13.70%) Computer Science
11 10 (13.70%) QA
11 10 (13.70%) SC Cleared
11 10 (13.70%) GCC
11 10 (13.70%) Subversion
11 10 (13.70%) Shell Script
11 10 (13.70%) Ethernet
11 10 (13.70%) Eclipse

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 (2.74%) EPiServer
1 2 (2.74%) SAS
1 2 (2.74%) Umbraco
1 2 (2.74%) WordPress
2 1 (1.37%) CMS
2 1 (1.37%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (8.22%) Simulink
2 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.37%) AWS OpsWorks
1 1 (1.37%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.70%) Ethernet
2 2 (2.74%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.07%) Big Data
2 3 (4.11%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.74%) QlikView
4 1 (1.37%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.37%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 13 (17.81%) Git (software)
2 11 (15.07%) Jenkins
3 10 (13.70%) Eclipse
3 10 (13.70%) GCC
3 10 (13.70%) Subversion
4 9 (12.33%) Gerrit
4 9 (12.33%) Maven
4 9 (12.33%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (8.22%) Rational DOORS
5 6 (8.22%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (2.74%) JIRA
7 1 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.37%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (1.37%) CruiseControl
7 1 (1.37%) JBehave
7 1 (1.37%) JUnit
7 1 (1.37%) Selenium
7 1 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.37%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.37%) webpack
General
1 13 (17.81%) Aerospace
2 12 (16.44%) Electronics
3 5 (6.85%) Finance
4 4 (5.48%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.74%) Banking
5 2 (2.74%) Games
5 2 (2.74%) Marketing
5 2 (2.74%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.37%) Automotive
6 1 (1.37%) Law
6 1 (1.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (36.99%) Software Engineer
2 16 (21.92%) Embedded Engineer
2 16 (21.92%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 15 (20.55%) C++ Software Engineer
4 13 (17.81%) Software Test Engineer
4 13 (17.81%) Test Engineer
5 10 (13.70%) Java Engineer
5 10 (13.70%) Java Software Engineer
6 6 (8.22%) C Software Engineer
6 6 (8.22%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
6 6 (8.22%) C/C++ Software Engineer
6 6 (8.22%) Embedded C Engineer
6 6 (8.22%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 6 (8.22%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
6 6 (8.22%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
6 6 (8.22%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 6 (8.22%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
6 6 (8.22%) MATLAB Engineer
6 6 (8.22%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (6.85%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.70%) XML
2 4 (5.48%) CSS
2 4 (5.48%) CSS3
2 4 (5.48%) HTML
2 4 (5.48%) Sass
2 4 (5.48%) SVG
3 3 (4.11%) HTML5
4 2 (2.74%) .NET
4 2 (2.74%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.74%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.74%) D3.js
4 2 (2.74%) HTML5 Canvas
4 2 (2.74%) jQuery
4 2 (2.74%) Node.js
4 2 (2.74%) Raphaël
4 2 (2.74%) WebSockets
5 1 (1.37%) REST
5 1 (1.37%) Web Services
5 1 (1.37%) XSD
5 1 (1.37%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.07%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (13.70%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.85%) User Experience
4 3 (4.11%) Algorithms
4 3 (4.11%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.74%) PMI
6 1 (1.37%) Animation
6 1 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.37%) Photography
6 1 (1.37%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 19 (26.03%) Linux
2 10 (13.70%) FreeRTOS
2 10 (13.70%) SafeRTOS
3 2 (2.74%) Mac OS X
3 2 (2.74%) Windows
4 1 (1.37%) CentOS
4 1 (1.37%) LynxOS
4 1 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.37%) Unix
4 1 (1.37%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (47.95%) Software Engineering
2 22 (30.14%) UML
3 19 (26.03%) Continuous Integration
3 19 (26.03%) Requirements Engineering
4 12 (16.44%) Test Automation
5 11 (15.07%) Mathematics
5 11 (15.07%) TDD
6 10 (13.70%) CMMI
6 10 (13.70%) Physics
7 9 (12.33%) BDD
8 8 (10.96%) Data Analysis
9 7 (9.59%) Line Management
10 6 (8.22%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (8.22%) MODAF
10 6 (8.22%) OO
10 6 (8.22%) OOD
10 6 (8.22%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (8.22%) SysML
11 5 (6.85%) Change Management
11 5 (6.85%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 30 (41.10%) C
2 26 (35.62%) Java
3 17 (23.29%) C++
4 16 (21.92%) Embedded C
5 10 (13.70%) Shell Script
6 9 (12.33%) MATLAB
7 7 (9.59%) SQL
8 6 (8.22%) Embedded C++
9 5 (6.85%) Python
10 4 (5.48%) JavaScript
10 4 (5.48%) T-SQL
11 3 (4.11%) R
12 2 (2.74%) C#
13 1 (1.37%) Bash Shell
13 1 (1.37%) ES6
13 1 (1.37%) Perl
13 1 (1.37%) PHP
13 1 (1.37%) TypeScript
13 1 (1.37%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 30 (41.10%) Security Cleared
2 13 (17.81%) Degree
3 10 (13.70%) SC Cleared
4 9 (12.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (2.74%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.37%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.37%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (15.07%) IEC 61508
2 10 (13.70%) ISO 15765
2 10 (13.70%) QA
3 9 (12.33%) ECSS
4 1 (1.37%) DO-178B
4 1 (1.37%) SLA
4 1 (1.37%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (1.37%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.74%) Puppet
2 1 (1.37%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (4.11%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.74%) EMC
2 2 (2.74%) SAP
3 1 (1.37%) QNX
3 1 (1.37%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.37%) Sybase