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 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 79 109
Rank change year-on-year -21 +30  
Permanent jobs citing Validation 14 9 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.97% 0.93% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 1.09% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 6 9 10
Median salary £37,500 £42,500 £52,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% -19.43%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £31,200 £47,250
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £53,200
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 Cheshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1264 822 1552
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 87.66% 85.36% 90.76%
Number of salaries quoted 926 708 1228
Median salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 24 June 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 24 June 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
Knutsford - 8 - -
Warrington -11 3 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Runcorn - 2 £37,500 -
Wilmslow - 1 £30,000 -
Validation
North West

For the 6 months to 24 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 8 (36.36%) Finance
2 7 (31.82%) Risk Management
3 6 (27.27%) ITIL
3 6 (27.27%) Manufacturing
3 6 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (22.73%) QA
4 5 (22.73%) Java
4 5 (22.73%) Linux
4 5 (22.73%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (22.73%) Process Improvement
4 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (18.18%) Functional Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Kubernetes
5 4 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (18.18%) OpenShift
5 4 (18.18%) Docker
5 4 (18.18%) Red Hat
5 4 (18.18%) Shell Script
5 4 (18.18%) Middleware
5 4 (18.18%) Service Delivery
5 4 (18.18%) Change Management
5 4 (18.18%) Perl
5 4 (18.18%) SQL
5 4 (18.18%) Unix
5 4 (18.18%) Windows
5 4 (18.18%) AIX
5 4 (18.18%) JSON
5 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
5 4 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 (13.64%) Apache
1 3 (13.64%) IBM HTTP Server
1 3 (13.64%) JBoss
1 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
1 3 (13.64%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.55%) IIS
2 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (18.18%) OpenShift
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.55%) PaaS
2 1 (4.55%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) HTTP
1 3 (13.64%) WebEx
2 1 (4.55%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.55%) JIRA
1 1 (4.55%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (36.36%) Finance
2 6 (27.27%) Manufacturing
3 5 (22.73%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (18.18%) Banking
5 3 (13.64%) Investment Banking
5 3 (13.64%) Marketing
6 2 (9.09%) Electronics
7 1 (4.55%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (4.55%) Financial Institution
7 1 (4.55%) Law
7 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Administrator
2 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Service Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Business Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Business Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Service Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Service Transition Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (9.09%) Transition Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Validation Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Finance Business Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Middleware Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Quality Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Service Transition Manager
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) JSON
1 4 (18.18%) Middleware
2 3 (13.64%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (9.09%) .NET
4 1 (4.55%) Ajax
4 1 (4.55%) COM+
4 1 (4.55%) HTML
4 1 (4.55%) HTML5
4 1 (4.55%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) CMDB
2 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.09%) Life Science
2 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) Data Structures
3 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Linux
2 4 (18.18%) AIX
2 4 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (18.18%) Unix
2 4 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Risk Management
2 6 (27.27%) ITIL
2 6 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (22.73%) Process Improvement
4 4 (18.18%) Change Management
4 4 (18.18%) Functional Testing
4 4 (18.18%) Incident Management
4 4 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (18.18%) Service Delivery
4 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
5 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
5 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (13.64%) Migration
5 3 (13.64%) Release Management
5 3 (13.64%) Scenario Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Wealth Management
6 2 (9.09%) DevOps
6 2 (9.09%) Requirements Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) Java
2 4 (18.18%) Perl
2 4 (18.18%) Ruby
2 4 (18.18%) Shell Script
2 4 (18.18%) SQL
3 3 (13.64%) Jython
3 3 (13.64%) Korn
4 1 (4.55%) C
4 1 (4.55%) Groovy
4 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.55%) Python
4 1 (4.55%) RPG
4 1 (4.55%) RPG IV
4 1 (4.55%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Degree
1 3 (13.64%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) QA
2 3 (13.64%) SLA
3 2 (9.09%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (9.09%) Data Quality
3 2 (9.09%) GAMP
3 2 (9.09%) GMP
3 2 (9.09%) GxP
4 1 (4.55%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) Docker
2 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) Kubernetes
1 4 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (13.64%) Puppet
3 1 (4.55%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (4.55%) CA Wily
3 1 (4.55%) Ganglia
3 1 (4.55%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Red Hat
2 3 (13.64%) AppDynamics
2 3 (13.64%) Citrix
2 3 (13.64%) IBM
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle
2 3 (13.64%) Sun
3 1 (4.55%) Ab Initio
3 1 (4.55%) CA
3 1 (4.55%) JD Edwards
3 1 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.55%) SAP
3 1 (4.55%) Splunk
3 1 (4.55%) TIBCO
Cheshire
Churchill Frank
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington
Noir Consulting
Salary: £75000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £70,000 per annum Plus Excellent Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Ivanti
Salary: Matched pension plan, private medical and dental insurance
Posted: 17 days ago
Cheshire
Churchill Frank
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago