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

Validation
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 156 152 157
Rank change year-on-year -4 +5  
Permanent jobs citing Validation 4 12 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.16% 0.42% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.46% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 3 10 22
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
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 Leeds with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Leeds
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2335 2622 2992
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 93.14% 91.30% 90.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1947 2157 2344
Median salary £47,500 £44,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.95% +2.32%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Validation in Leeds

For the 6 months to 25 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Validation.

1 11 (44.00%) Finance
2 10 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (32.00%) Cisco
3 8 (32.00%) Firewall
3 8 (32.00%) CCNP
3 8 (32.00%) DNS
3 8 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (32.00%) Juniper
3 8 (32.00%) Windows
3 8 (32.00%) LAN
3 8 (32.00%) WAN
3 8 (32.00%) DHCP
3 8 (32.00%) Network Management
3 8 (32.00%) Capacity Management
3 8 (32.00%) Windows Server
3 8 (32.00%) Data Centre
4 7 (28.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (24.00%) QA
5 6 (24.00%) Test Automation
6 5 (20.00%) Software-Defined Networking
6 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 5 (20.00%) Java
6 5 (20.00%) Web Services
6 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 5 (20.00%) CCIE
7 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (16.00%) Selenium
8 3 (12.00%) Telecoms

Validation
Co-occurring 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 1 (4.00%) Apache Solr
1 1 (4.00%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (32.00%) DHCP
1 8 (32.00%) DNS
1 8 (32.00%) Firewall
1 8 (32.00%) LAN
1 8 (32.00%) WAN
2 5 (20.00%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (4.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Big Data
1 1 (4.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Selenium
2 1 (4.00%) Bugzilla
2 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (4.00%) NetBeans
2 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (44.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (8.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.00%) Back Office
4 1 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Analyst
2 5 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 5 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) IT Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Java Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) QA Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Cisco Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Cisco Network Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Cisco Security Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Network Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Network Design Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Network Security Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Security Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Business IT Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) IT Business Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Leader
6 1 (4.00%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) Web Services
2 2 (8.00%) .NET
2 2 (8.00%) XML
3 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.00%) Ember.js
3 1 (4.00%) JSP
3 1 (4.00%) React
3 1 (4.00%) REST
3 1 (4.00%) Servlets
3 1 (4.00%) WSDL
3 1 (4.00%) XSD
3 1 (4.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.00%) Algorithms
4 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.00%) Data Structures
4 1 (4.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Windows
1 8 (32.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Capacity Management
1 8 (32.00%) Network Management
2 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (28.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (24.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (12.00%) ITIL
6 3 (12.00%) Network Design
6 3 (12.00%) Scrum
6 3 (12.00%) User Stories
7 2 (8.00%) Business Analysis
7 2 (8.00%) Coaching
7 2 (8.00%) Data Modelling
7 2 (8.00%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
7 2 (8.00%) Process Improvement
7 2 (8.00%) Product Management
7 2 (8.00%) SOA
7 2 (8.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (4.00%) C
2 1 (4.00%) C#
2 1 (4.00%) F#
2 1 (4.00%) Groovy
2 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.00%) Python
2 1 (4.00%) R
2 1 (4.00%) Scala
2 1 (4.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (32.00%) CCNP
1 8 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (20.00%) CCIE
3 2 (8.00%) Degree
4 1 (4.00%) AAT
4 1 (4.00%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (32.00%) Cisco
2 8 (32.00%) Juniper
3 1 (4.00%) HP
3 1 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
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