The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
Rank 137 164 156
Rank change year-on-year +27 -8  
Permanent jobs citing Validation 21 12 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.82% 0.36% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.40% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 15 10 32
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -17.64%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,050 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,750 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year - -10.11%  

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 Leeds with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Leeds
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2341 2974 3356
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 91.20% 90.15% 90.75%
Number of salaries quoted 2051 2409 2659
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds 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 Leeds

Validation
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

Salary trend for Validation in Leeds

Validation
Salary Histogram in Leeds

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Leeds over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Validation in Leeds

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 26 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Validation.

1 21 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 18 (36.73%) Juniper
2 18 (36.73%) LAN
2 18 (36.73%) WAN
2 18 (36.73%) Cisco
2 18 (36.73%) Firewall
3 17 (34.69%) Windows
3 17 (34.69%) Windows Server
4 16 (32.65%) Network Management
4 16 (32.65%) Capacity Management
4 16 (32.65%) Data Centre
4 16 (32.65%) DNS
4 16 (32.65%) CCNP
4 16 (32.65%) DHCP
4 16 (32.65%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (30.61%) Finance
6 11 (22.45%) CCIE
6 11 (22.45%) Active Directory
7 10 (20.41%) Software-Defined Networking
7 10 (20.41%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (18.37%) MS Excel
8 9 (18.37%) SQL
9 7 (14.29%) MS Visio
9 7 (14.29%) Data Modelling
9 7 (14.29%) Telecoms
9 7 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (14.29%) Mathematics
9 7 (14.29%) Computer Science
9 7 (14.29%) User Stories
9 7 (14.29%) Analytical Skills

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds 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 (4.08%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.04%) Apache Solr
2 1 (2.04%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 9 (18.37%) MS Excel
2 7 (14.29%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.04%) IaaS
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.04%) Office 365
1 1 (2.04%) PaaS
1 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (36.73%) Firewall
1 18 (36.73%) LAN
1 18 (36.73%) WAN
2 16 (32.65%) DHCP
2 16 (32.65%) DNS
3 10 (20.41%) Software-Defined Networking
4 2 (4.08%) Ethernet
4 2 (4.08%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.04%) FTP
5 1 (2.04%) HTTP
5 1 (2.04%) Intranet
5 1 (2.04%) Network Security
5 1 (2.04%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.12%) Big Data
3 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.04%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.04%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.04%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.04%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Selenium
2 3 (6.12%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.04%) Bugzilla
3 1 (2.04%) JMeter
3 1 (2.04%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.04%) NetBeans
3 1 (2.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (30.61%) Finance
2 7 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 4 (8.16%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.04%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (32.65%) Analyst
2 14 (28.57%) Network Engineer
3 13 (26.53%) Senior Network Engineer
4 10 (20.41%) Business Analyst
5 6 (12.24%) IT Analyst
6 5 (10.20%) Architect
6 5 (10.20%) Data Scientist
7 4 (8.16%) Cisco Architect
7 4 (8.16%) Cisco Network Architect
7 4 (8.16%) Cisco Security Architect
7 4 (8.16%) Network Architect
7 4 (8.16%) Network Design Architect
7 4 (8.16%) Network Security Architect
7 4 (8.16%) QA Engineer
7 4 (8.16%) Security Architect
8 3 (6.12%) Java Engineer
9 2 (4.08%) IT Business Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Technical Engineer
9 2 (4.08%) Technical Support
9 2 (4.08%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) .NET
2 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET
2 3 (6.12%) Web Services
3 2 (4.08%) HTML
3 2 (4.08%) XML
4 1 (2.04%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.04%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.04%) Ember.js
4 1 (2.04%) JSP
4 1 (2.04%) React
4 1 (2.04%) REST
4 1 (2.04%) Servlets
4 1 (2.04%) WSDL
4 1 (2.04%) XSD
4 1 (2.04%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 16 (32.65%) Data Centre
2 7 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 6 (12.24%) Algorithms
3 6 (12.24%) Data Structures
3 6 (12.24%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.04%) e-Health
4 1 (2.04%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (34.69%) Windows
1 17 (34.69%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.04%) Linux
2 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (32.65%) Capacity Management
1 16 (32.65%) Network Management
2 10 (20.41%) Continuous Improvement
3 7 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 7 (14.29%) Mathematics
3 7 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (14.29%) User Stories
4 6 (12.24%) Business Analysis
4 6 (12.24%) Change Management
4 6 (12.24%) Coaching
4 6 (12.24%) GAP Analysis
4 6 (12.24%) Kalman Filter
4 6 (12.24%) Machine Learning
4 6 (12.24%) Mentoring
4 6 (12.24%) Physics
4 6 (12.24%) Predictive Modelling
4 6 (12.24%) Statistical Analysis
4 6 (12.24%) Statistics
4 6 (12.24%) Time Series Analysis
4 6 (12.24%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.37%) SQL
2 6 (12.24%) Java
2 6 (12.24%) Python
2 6 (12.24%) R
2 6 (12.24%) VBA
3 4 (8.16%) C#
4 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.08%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.04%) C
5 1 (2.04%) C++
5 1 (2.04%) F#
5 1 (2.04%) Groovy
5 1 (2.04%) Scala
Qualifications
1 16 (32.65%) CCNP
1 16 (32.65%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (22.45%) CCIE
3 6 (12.24%) PhD
4 2 (4.08%) Degree
5 1 (2.04%) AAT
5 1 (2.04%) ISEB
5 1 (2.04%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.04%) SLA
2 1 (2.04%) Solvency II
System Software
1 11 (22.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 18 (36.73%) Cisco
2 18 (36.73%) Juniper
3 2 (4.08%) HP
4 1 (2.04%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.04%) VMware
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