Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 > Lancashire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 80 79
Rank change year-on-year +17 -1 +5
Permanent jobs citing Validation 22 9 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 2.48% 0.97% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.90% 1.10% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 18 11 7
Lancashire median annual salary £24,500 £29,500 £17,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.95% +73.53% -52.78%
10th Percentile £23,750 £25,750 £16,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £38,750 £25,300
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 Lancashire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Lancashire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 759 818 872
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 85.67% 88.43% 84.58%
Number of salaries quoted 612 734 703
Lancashire median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,750 £23,150
90th Percentile £52,500 £53,116 £46,250
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Lancashire

Validation
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

Salary trend for Validation in Lancashire

Validation
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Lancashire over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Validation in Lancashire

Validation
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Lancashire 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
Preston -1 9 £24,500 -34.67%
Newton-le-Willows - 6 £62,500 -
Blackburn - 2 £35,000 -
Accrington - 1 £18,000 -
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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 9 (40.91%) EDI
1 9 (40.91%) XML
1 9 (40.91%) Regression Testing
1 9 (40.91%) Software Testing
1 9 (40.91%) User Acceptance Testing
1 9 (40.91%) Usability Testing
1 9 (40.91%) Manual Testing
1 9 (40.91%) TRADACOMS
2 7 (31.82%) QA
3 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (27.27%) Hyper-V
3 6 (27.27%) Google
3 6 (27.27%) VMware
3 6 (27.27%) Citrix
3 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (27.27%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (27.27%) Product Management
4 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 4 (18.18%) Finance
5 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
5 3 (13.64%) Asset Management
5 3 (13.64%) Strategic Management
5 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
5 3 (13.64%) DV Cleared
5 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
5 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (13.64%) C
5 3 (13.64%) Oracle

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 1 (4.55%) IBM Notes
1 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (4.55%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 6 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (27.27%) Google Cloud Platform
1 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Firewall
1 1 (4.55%) FTP
1 1 (4.55%) HTTP
1 1 (4.55%) SMTP
1 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.55%) VPN
1 1 (4.55%) WAN
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (4.55%) Back Office
3 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (9.09%) Administrator
1 2 (9.09%) Analyst
1 2 (9.09%) Cloud Administrator
1 2 (9.09%) Cloud Engineer
1 2 (9.09%) Senior DevOps
1 2 (9.09%) Senior Systems Administrator
1 2 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
1 2 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
1 2 (9.09%) Virtualisation Administrator
1 2 (9.09%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 1 (4.55%) Agile Business Analyst
2 1 (4.55%) Business Analyst
2 1 (4.55%) Digital Analyst
2 1 (4.55%) Digital Business Analyst
2 1 (4.55%) PC Support Technician
2 1 (4.55%) PC Technician
2 1 (4.55%) Resource Analyst
2 1 (4.55%) Resource Planning Analyst
2 1 (4.55%) Senior Resource Analyst
2 1 (4.55%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) EDI
1 9 (40.91%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) TRADACOMS
2 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Manual Testing
1 9 (40.91%) Regression Testing
1 9 (40.91%) Software Testing
1 9 (40.91%) Usability Testing
1 9 (40.91%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (27.27%) Product Management
3 3 (13.64%) Asset Management
3 3 (13.64%) Coaching
3 3 (13.64%) Data Governance
3 3 (13.64%) Data Reconciliation
3 3 (13.64%) IT Asset Management
3 3 (13.64%) ITIL
3 3 (13.64%) People Management
3 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
3 3 (13.64%) Software Asset Management
3 3 (13.64%) Software License Management
3 3 (13.64%) Software Licensing
3 3 (13.64%) Strategic Management
4 2 (9.09%) DevOps
5 1 (4.55%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) DV Cleared
1 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
1 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) HNC
2 1 (4.55%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (31.82%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (27.27%) Hyper-V
1 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.55%) Sendmail
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Citrix
1 6 (27.27%) Google
1 6 (27.27%) VMware
2 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 3 (13.64%) Oracle
3 3 (13.64%) Snow
4 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
4 1 (4.55%) Lotus
4 1 (4.55%) Trend Micro