The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
North West / Cheshire
Rank 83 87 108
Rank change year-on-year +4 +21  
Permanent jobs citing Validation 9 12 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.84% 0.92% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 1.08% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 7 11 11
Median salary £35,000 £42,500 £53,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.64% -19.81%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - -11.11%  

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 Cheshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 929 1108 1596
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 87.15% 85.36% 90.78%
Number of salaries quoted 743 932 1216
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

Validation
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Validation in Cheshire

Validation
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Cheshire over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Validation in Cheshire

Validation
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Warrington +5 4 £35,000 -17.64% 1
Knutsford - 2 £48,000 - 1
Wilmslow -7 1 £62,500 +184.09% 1
Chester - 1 £29,000 -
Validation
North West

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (25.00%) Java
2 5 (25.00%) ITIL
2 5 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (25.00%) Degree
2 5 (25.00%) Mathematics
2 5 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (20.00%) SQL
3 4 (20.00%) JBoss
3 4 (20.00%) Tomcat
3 4 (20.00%) Python
3 4 (20.00%) Data Validation
3 4 (20.00%) Data Quality
4 3 (15.00%) Capacity Management
4 3 (15.00%) Machine Learning
4 3 (15.00%) Analytics
4 3 (15.00%) Open Source
4 3 (15.00%) R
4 3 (15.00%) Monte Carlo Method
4 3 (15.00%) User Experience
4 3 (15.00%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (15.00%) Bayesian Methods
4 3 (15.00%) Hidden Markov Model
4 3 (15.00%) Time Series Forecasting
4 3 (15.00%) Structural Equation Modelling
4 3 (15.00%) MATLAB
4 3 (15.00%) Service Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 4 (20.00%) JBoss
1 4 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 3 (15.00%) SAS
2 3 (15.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (10.00%) Apache
3 2 (10.00%) GlassFish
3 2 (10.00%) WebLogic
4 1 (5.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (5.00%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) SPSS
1 3 (15.00%) Stata
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (10.00%) OpenShift
1 2 (10.00%) PaaS
2 1 (5.00%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Intranet
2 1 (5.00%) BGP
2 1 (5.00%) HTTP
2 1 (5.00%) IMAP
2 1 (5.00%) LAN
2 1 (5.00%) LDAP
2 1 (5.00%) MPLS
2 1 (5.00%) OSPF
2 1 (5.00%) SNMP
2 1 (5.00%) SSL
2 1 (5.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) JIRA
1 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Legal
2 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (5.00%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Electronics
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Software Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Validation Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.00%) Android Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Android Software Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Technician
4 1 (5.00%) iOS Software Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Middleware Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Network Support
4 1 (5.00%) Report Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Statistical Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Service Design Manager
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) Middleware
2 2 (10.00%) HTML
2 2 (10.00%) HTML5
2 2 (10.00%) J2EE
2 2 (10.00%) JSON
2 2 (10.00%) JSTL
2 2 (10.00%) REST
2 2 (10.00%) SOAP
2 2 (10.00%) Spring
2 2 (10.00%) Struts
2 2 (10.00%) Web Services
3 1 (5.00%) .NET
3 1 (5.00%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (5.00%) Ajax
3 1 (5.00%) CSS
3 1 (5.00%) CSS3
3 1 (5.00%) jQuery
3 1 (5.00%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (15.00%) User Experience
4 2 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (5.00%) IVR
5 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (5.00%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (5.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Linux
2 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (10.00%) Unix
2 2 (10.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.00%) AIX
3 1 (5.00%) Android
3 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (25.00%) ITIL
1 5 (25.00%) Mathematics
1 5 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 4 (20.00%) Data Validation
2 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (15.00%) Analytics
3 3 (15.00%) Bayesian Methods
3 3 (15.00%) Capacity Management
3 3 (15.00%) Hidden Markov Model
3 3 (15.00%) Machine Learning
3 3 (15.00%) Monte Carlo Method
3 3 (15.00%) Neural Network
3 3 (15.00%) Open Source
3 3 (15.00%) Scrum
3 3 (15.00%) Statistical Analysis
3 3 (15.00%) Statistics
3 3 (15.00%) Structural Equation Modelling
3 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (15.00%) Time Series Forecasting
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) Java
2 4 (20.00%) Python
2 4 (20.00%) SQL
3 3 (15.00%) MATLAB
3 3 (15.00%) R
3 3 (15.00%) VBA
4 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.00%) Perl
4 2 (10.00%) Ruby
4 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.00%) Apex Code
5 1 (5.00%) Jython
5 1 (5.00%) Korn
5 1 (5.00%) RPG
5 1 (5.00%) RPG IV
5 1 (5.00%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) Data Quality
2 2 (10.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (10.00%) GAMP
2 2 (10.00%) GMP
2 2 (10.00%) GxP
2 2 (10.00%) SLA
3 1 (5.00%) QA
3 1 (5.00%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (10.00%) Kubernetes
3 1 (5.00%) BladeLogic
3 1 (5.00%) CA Wily
3 1 (5.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) hybris
1 2 (10.00%) IBM
1 2 (10.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (10.00%) Sun
2 1 (5.00%) Adobe
2 1 (5.00%) AppDynamics
2 1 (5.00%) CA
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco
2 1 (5.00%) Extreme Networks
2 1 (5.00%) JD Edwards
2 1 (5.00%) Juniper
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (5.00%) Splunk
Knutsford, Cheshire
Resource Solutions - Barclays
Posted: 3 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: £30,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: 5% Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago