Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 156 122 135
Rank change year-on-year -34 +13 +15
Permanent jobs citing Validation 19 22 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.63% 0.97% 1.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 1.11% 1.86%
Number of salaries quoted 11 23 41
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £34,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +32.35% -9.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £30,250 £21,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £51,250 £53,750
North West median annual salary £47,500 £34,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +39.71% -15.00% +6.67%

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 Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2692 1985 2902
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 88.64% 87.37% 88.39%
Number of salaries quoted 2034 1688 2449
Cheshire median annual salary £44,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.33% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £64,850 £60,000 £60,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +5 8 £50,000 +65.29% 1
Knutsford -40 6 - -
Macclesfield -1 1 £35,000 +2.94%
Chester -6 1 - -
Runcorn - 1 £37,500 -
Wilmslow - 1 £30,500 - 1
Validation
North West

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 6 (31.58%) ITIL
3 5 (26.32%) Java
3 5 (26.32%) Linux
3 5 (26.32%) Citrix
3 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (26.32%) QA
4 4 (21.05%) Wealth Management
4 4 (21.05%) Degree
4 4 (21.05%) Banking
4 4 (21.05%) Investment Banking
4 4 (21.05%) Incident Management
4 4 (21.05%) Windows
4 4 (21.05%) Risk Management
4 4 (21.05%) Service Delivery
4 4 (21.05%) Change Management
4 4 (21.05%) Project Management
4 4 (21.05%) Functional Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (15.79%) DevOps
5 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (15.79%) Process Improvement
5 3 (15.79%) WebEx
5 3 (15.79%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (15.79%) Electronics
5 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
5 3 (15.79%) C
5 3 (15.79%) SQL
5 3 (15.79%) Oracle

Validation
Co-occurring 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 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.53%) Apache
2 2 (10.53%) WebSphere
3 1 (5.26%) Drupal
3 1 (5.26%) IIS
3 1 (5.26%) JBoss
3 1 (5.26%) SAS
3 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (10.53%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (5.26%) MySQL
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.26%) Bitbucket
2 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.26%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Banking
2 4 (21.05%) Investment Banking
3 3 (15.79%) Electronics
4 2 (10.53%) Law
4 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
4 2 (10.53%) Marketing
5 1 (5.26%) Back Office
5 1 (5.26%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
5 1 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Business Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Service Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) C Software Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Embedded C Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Embedded C Software Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Embedded Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Embedded Linux Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Business Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Senior C Software Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Linux Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Software Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Service Transition Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Software Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Transition Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) jQuery
1 2 (10.53%) QML
1 2 (10.53%) Qt
2 1 (5.26%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) Ajax
2 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
2 1 (5.26%) Apache Cordova
2 1 (5.26%) Apache Flex
2 1 (5.26%) HTML
2 1 (5.26%) HTML5
2 1 (5.26%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (5.26%) JSON
2 1 (5.26%) LAMP
2 1 (5.26%) Middleware
2 1 (5.26%) PhoneGap
2 1 (5.26%) Twig
2 1 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) CCTV
2 2 (10.53%) CMDB
2 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.26%) Credit Derivative
3 1 (5.26%) Derivative
3 1 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (5.26%) Life Science
3 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Linux
2 4 (21.05%) Windows
3 2 (10.53%) Android
3 2 (10.53%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (10.53%) Unix
4 1 (5.26%) AIX
4 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) ITIL
2 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (21.05%) Change Management
3 4 (21.05%) Functional Testing
3 4 (21.05%) Incident Management
3 4 (21.05%) Project Management
3 4 (21.05%) Risk Management
3 4 (21.05%) Service Delivery
3 4 (21.05%) Wealth Management
4 3 (15.79%) Business Analysis
4 3 (15.79%) DevOps
4 3 (15.79%) Process Improvement
4 3 (15.79%) Release Management
4 3 (15.79%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
5 2 (10.53%) CRM
5 2 (10.53%) Product Management
5 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
5 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) Java
2 3 (15.79%) C
2 3 (15.79%) SQL
3 2 (10.53%) C#
3 2 (10.53%) C++
3 2 (10.53%) Embedded C
4 1 (5.26%) Go
4 1 (5.26%) Groovy
4 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.26%) Perl
4 1 (5.26%) PHP
4 1 (5.26%) Python
4 1 (5.26%) Ruby
4 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
2 3 (15.79%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (10.53%) Master's Degree
4 1 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
4 1 (5.26%) OCA
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) QA
2 2 (10.53%) SLA
3 1 (5.26%) COBIT
3 1 (5.26%) EMIR
3 1 (5.26%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
1 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) CA Single Sign-On
1 1 (5.26%) CA Wily
1 1 (5.26%) Ganglia
1 1 (5.26%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Citrix
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle
3 2 (10.53%) Ab Initio
3 2 (10.53%) Google
3 2 (10.53%) IBM
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.53%) VMware
4 1 (5.26%) CA
4 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.26%) SAP
4 1 (5.26%) TIBCO