Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
South West > Bristol
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 130 131 153
Rank change year-on-year +1 +22 -3
Permanent jobs citing Validation 61 70 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.65% 1.85% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.76% 1.99% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 23 46 20
Bristol median annual salary £52,500 £35,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +50.00% -26.32% +26.67%
10th Percentile £34,500 £27,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £55,000 £86,250
South West median annual salary £49,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +30.67% +7.14% -10.26%

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 3,461 3,509 2,920
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 93.39% 92.81% 91.59%
Number of salaries quoted 2,819 2,901 2,516
Bristol median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £27,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £68,750
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 23 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Validation in Bristol

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 36 (59.02%) C
1 36 (59.02%) Security Cleared
2 33 (54.10%) Software Engineering
3 26 (42.62%) UML
4 23 (37.70%) Degree
5 21 (34.43%) Linux
5 21 (34.43%) Java
6 19 (31.15%) Mathematics
7 18 (29.51%) C++
8 17 (27.87%) Aerospace
9 16 (26.23%) Eclipse
10 14 (22.95%) Requirements Engineering
11 13 (21.31%) Git (software)
11 13 (21.31%) SC Cleared
12 12 (19.67%) GCC
13 11 (18.03%) Gerrit
13 11 (18.03%) Jenkins
13 11 (18.03%) Sonatype Nexus
13 11 (18.03%) ECSS
13 11 (18.03%) Computer Science Degree
13 11 (18.03%) Subversion
13 11 (18.03%) Maven
13 11 (18.03%) Physics
13 11 (18.03%) Computer Science
13 11 (18.03%) XML
13 11 (18.03%) Shell Script
14 10 (16.39%) QA
14 10 (16.39%) SysML
15 8 (13.11%) Manufacturing
15 8 (13.11%) Line Management

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 (3.28%) EPiServer
1 2 (3.28%) Umbraco
1 2 (3.28%) WordPress
2 1 (1.64%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (1.64%) OrCAD
1 1 (1.64%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.20%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.20%) Big Data
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 16 (26.23%) Eclipse
2 13 (21.31%) Git (software)
3 12 (19.67%) GCC
4 11 (18.03%) Gerrit
4 11 (18.03%) Jenkins
4 11 (18.03%) Maven
4 11 (18.03%) Sonatype Nexus
4 11 (18.03%) Subversion
5 3 (4.92%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (4.92%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (3.28%) LabVIEW
7 1 (1.64%) Polyspace
7 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (27.87%) Aerospace
2 8 (13.11%) Manufacturing
3 7 (11.48%) Electronics
4 4 (6.56%) Games
4 4 (6.56%) Military
5 3 (4.92%) Finance
6 1 (1.64%) Automotive
6 1 (1.64%) Law
6 1 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (36.07%) Software Engineer
2 16 (26.23%) Java Engineer
2 16 (26.23%) Java Software Engineer
3 12 (19.67%) C++ Software Engineer
4 10 (16.39%) Systems Engineer
5 8 (13.11%) Principal Engineer
5 8 (13.11%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 7 (11.48%) Principal Systems Engineer
7 6 (9.84%) Embedded Engineer
7 6 (9.84%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 6 (9.84%) Test Engineer
8 5 (8.20%) Engineering Manager
8 5 (8.20%) Software Test Engineer
9 4 (6.56%) Software Engineering Manager
9 4 (6.56%) Software Manager
10 3 (4.92%) Developer
10 3 (4.92%) Test Automation Engineer
11 2 (3.28%) ASIC Engineer
11 2 (3.28%) FPGA Engineer
11 2 (3.28%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.03%) XML
2 2 (3.28%) .NET
2 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET
2 2 (3.28%) CSS
2 2 (3.28%) CSS3
2 2 (3.28%) HTML
2 2 (3.28%) HTML5
2 2 (3.28%) HTML5 Canvas
2 2 (3.28%) jQuery
2 2 (3.28%) Sass
2 2 (3.28%) SVG
3 1 (1.64%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.03%) Computer Science
2 7 (11.48%) User Experience
3 5 (8.20%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (4.92%) PMI
5 2 (3.28%) ASIC
5 2 (3.28%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.64%) Animation
6 1 (1.64%) Photography
6 1 (1.64%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 21 (34.43%) Linux
2 5 (8.20%) FreeRTOS
2 5 (8.20%) SafeRTOS
3 2 (3.28%) Mac OS X
3 2 (3.28%) Windows
4 1 (1.64%) LynxOS
4 1 (1.64%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (54.10%) Software Engineering
2 26 (42.62%) UML
3 19 (31.15%) Mathematics
4 14 (22.95%) Requirements Engineering
5 11 (18.03%) Physics
6 10 (16.39%) SysML
7 8 (13.11%) Line Management
8 7 (11.48%) ArchiMate
8 7 (11.48%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
8 7 (11.48%) Technical Analysis
9 6 (9.84%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (9.84%) TDD
9 6 (9.84%) Test Automation
10 5 (8.20%) BDD
10 5 (8.20%) Change Management
10 5 (8.20%) CMMI
10 5 (8.20%) Configuration Management
10 5 (8.20%) Data Analysis
10 5 (8.20%) Mentoring
11 4 (6.56%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 36 (59.02%) C
2 21 (34.43%) Java
3 18 (29.51%) C++
4 11 (18.03%) Shell Script
5 6 (9.84%) Embedded C
6 2 (3.28%) Ada
6 2 (3.28%) Assembly Language
6 2 (3.28%) C#
6 2 (3.28%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.28%) SQL
7 1 (1.64%) Embedded C++
7 1 (1.64%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.64%) PHP
7 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 36 (59.02%) Security Cleared
2 23 (37.70%) Degree
3 13 (21.31%) SC Cleared
4 11 (18.03%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (11.48%) Chartered Engineer
5 7 (11.48%) DV Cleared
6 3 (4.92%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.64%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (18.03%) ECSS
2 10 (16.39%) QA
3 7 (11.48%) IEC 61508
3 7 (11.48%) ISO/IEC 15288
4 5 (8.20%) ISO 15765
5 1 (1.64%) DO-160
5 1 (1.64%) DO-178B
5 1 (1.64%) DO-254
5 1 (1.64%) GAMP
5 1 (1.64%) GMP
5 1 (1.64%) ISO 13485
5 1 (1.64%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 4 (6.56%) EMC
2 2 (3.28%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.64%) QNX
3 1 (1.64%) Siemens
3 1 (1.64%) Wonderware