The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
North West / Manchester
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 177 178 165
Rank change year-on-year +1 -13  
Permanent jobs citing Validation 30 12 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.72% 0.34% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 0.38% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 26 10 14
Median salary £32,500 £37,500 £36,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.33% +2.04%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,750 £22,300 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £44,250 £80,000
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 Manchester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 3815 3167 3026
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 91.09% 90.25% 90.25%
Number of salaries quoted 3263 2709 2524
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £61,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

Validation
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Validation in Manchester

Validation
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Manchester over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Validation in Manchester

Validation
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 23 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
Oldham - 3 - - 1
Bolton +1 2 £27,500 -35.29%
Bury -5 2 £45,000 -25.00% 1
Cheadle -6 2 £21,000 +2.43%
Rochdale - 2 £49,000 -
Salford - 1 £32,500 -
Validation
North West

For the 6 months to 23 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Validation.

1 81 (64.80%) Degree
2 56 (44.80%) HTML
3 55 (44.00%) Software Engineering
4 54 (43.20%) C++
5 50 (40.00%) Computer Science
6 49 (39.20%) C
7 48 (38.40%) PHP
8 47 (37.60%) .NET
9 41 (32.80%) Computer Science Degree
10 40 (32.00%) Linux
10 40 (32.00%) Embedded C
11 35 (28.00%) MySQL
12 33 (26.40%) Analytical Skills
13 31 (24.80%) Firmware
14 30 (24.00%) SQL
14 30 (24.00%) C#
15 27 (21.60%) JavaScript
15 27 (21.60%) Feasibility Study
16 25 (20.00%) ASP.NET
16 25 (20.00%) MVC
16 25 (20.00%) Electronics
16 25 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
17 24 (19.20%) Embedded Linux
17 24 (19.20%) Agile Software Development
18 23 (18.40%) jQuery
18 23 (18.40%) Algorithms
19 22 (17.60%) Visual Studio
19 22 (17.60%) VB
20 21 (16.80%) CSS
20 21 (16.80%) HND

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 (1.60%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.80%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.80%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.40%) SOLIDWORKS
2 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.60%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.60%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.80%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.80%) InVision
3 1 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.80%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.80%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 1 (0.80%) PTC Creo
3 1 (0.80%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 2 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (12.80%) Google Cloud Platform
2 5 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.80%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 17 (13.60%) Internet
2 12 (9.60%) LAN
2 12 (9.60%) VoIP
3 10 (8.00%) TCP/IP
4 9 (7.20%) WAN
5 8 (6.40%) Broadband
6 6 (4.80%) Ethernet
6 6 (4.80%) ISDN
6 6 (4.80%) PSTN
7 4 (3.20%) 802.11
7 4 (3.20%) ATM
7 4 (3.20%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (3.20%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (3.20%) WLAN
8 3 (2.40%) BGP
8 3 (2.40%) OSPF
8 3 (2.40%) SNMP
9 2 (1.60%) Bluetooth
9 2 (1.60%) PBX
9 2 (1.60%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (28.00%) MySQL
2 13 (10.40%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.60%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.60%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (17.60%) Visual Studio
2 13 (10.40%) Git (software)
3 11 (8.80%) JIRA
4 6 (4.80%) Selenium
5 5 (4.00%) Cucumber
6 4 (3.20%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.80%) LoadRunner
General
1 25 (20.00%) Electronics
2 15 (12.00%) Manufacturing
3 9 (7.20%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.80%) Games
5 5 (4.00%) Finance
6 4 (3.20%) Military
7 1 (0.80%) Advertising
7 1 (0.80%) Automotive
7 1 (0.80%) Billing
7 1 (0.80%) Interactive Media
7 1 (0.80%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (27.20%) Developer
2 31 (24.80%) Embedded Engineer
3 16 (12.80%) Web Developer
4 13 (10.40%) Analyst
4 13 (10.40%) Software Engineer
4 13 (10.40%) Test Engineer
5 12 (9.60%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 10 (8.00%) Embedded Developer
7 9 (7.20%) Embedded Linux Engineer
7 9 (7.20%) Linux Developer
7 9 (7.20%) Linux Engineer
7 9 (7.20%) Software Test Engineer
8 8 (6.40%) Software Developer
9 6 (4.80%) Coordinator
9 6 (4.80%) Data Scientist
9 6 (4.80%) Graduate
9 6 (4.80%) Graduate Embedded Software Engineer
9 6 (4.80%) Graduate Software Engineer
9 6 (4.80%) Principal Engineer
10 5 (4.00%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (44.80%) HTML
2 47 (37.60%) .NET
3 25 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 25 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 23 (18.40%) jQuery
5 21 (16.80%) CSS
6 17 (13.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 15 (12.00%) Dapper ORM
8 14 (11.20%) AngularJS
9 13 (10.40%) Google Maps API
10 12 (9.60%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 12 (9.60%) SignalR
11 11 (8.80%) ADO.NET
12 10 (8.00%) Web Services
13 9 (7.20%) SOAP
14 8 (6.40%) CSS3
14 8 (6.40%) HTML5
15 7 (5.60%) Ajax
15 7 (5.60%) JSON
15 7 (5.60%) React
Miscellaneous
1 50 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 33 (26.40%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (18.40%) Algorithms
4 16 (12.80%) User Experience
5 9 (7.20%) Device Driver
6 7 (5.60%) Animation
7 5 (4.00%) Management Information System
8 4 (3.20%) EPoS
9 3 (2.40%) Driving Licence
9 3 (2.40%) Wiki
10 2 (1.60%) Security Operations Centre
11 1 (0.80%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.80%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.80%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 40 (32.00%) Linux
2 24 (19.20%) Embedded Linux
3 4 (3.20%) Windows
4 3 (2.40%) Android
5 1 (0.80%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.80%) Unix
5 1 (0.80%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 1 (0.80%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (44.00%) Software Engineering
2 27 (21.60%) Feasibility Study
3 25 (20.00%) MVC
4 24 (19.20%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (16.00%) Component Testing
5 20 (16.00%) Web Development
6 19 (15.20%) Continuous Improvement
6 19 (15.20%) Test Automation
7 14 (11.20%) SDLC
8 13 (10.40%) Test Scripting
9 10 (8.00%) Project Management
10 9 (7.20%) Creative Problem-Solving
10 9 (7.20%) Device Driver Development
10 9 (7.20%) Rapid Prototyping
10 9 (7.20%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (6.40%) Mathematics
11 8 (6.40%) Scrum
11 8 (6.40%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (5.60%) TDD
12 7 (5.60%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 54 (43.20%) C++
2 49 (39.20%) C
3 48 (38.40%) PHP
4 40 (32.00%) Embedded C
5 30 (24.00%) C#
5 30 (24.00%) SQL
6 27 (21.60%) JavaScript
7 22 (17.60%) VB
8 19 (15.20%) Embedded C++
9 15 (12.00%) Python
10 12 (9.60%) T-SQL
11 10 (8.00%) VB6
12 9 (7.20%) Perl
13 7 (5.60%) Java
14 5 (4.00%) MATLAB
15 3 (2.40%) VB.NET
16 2 (1.60%) R
17 1 (0.80%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 81 (64.80%) Degree
2 41 (32.80%) Computer Science Degree
3 21 (16.80%) HND
4 16 (12.80%) HNC
5 10 (8.00%) Numerate Degree
6 5 (4.00%) ISEB
6 5 (4.00%) PhD
6 5 (4.00%) Postgraduate
7 4 (3.20%) CCDP
7 4 (3.20%) CCNP
7 4 (3.20%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (3.20%) HP ASE
7 4 (3.20%) HP MASE
8 1 (0.80%) CBAP
8 1 (0.80%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.80%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (14.40%) QA
2 8 (6.40%) SLA
3 1 (0.80%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 31 (24.80%) Firmware
2 5 (4.00%) Hyper-V
2 5 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.80%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (11.20%) Google
3 9 (7.20%) Cisco
4 5 (4.00%) HP
4 5 (4.00%) VMware
5 4 (3.20%) AirMagnet
5 4 (3.20%) Aruba
5 4 (3.20%) BroadSoft
5 4 (3.20%) MikroTik
5 4 (3.20%) Mitel
5 4 (3.20%) NEC
5 4 (3.20%) Ruckus Wireless
5 4 (3.20%) WatchGuard
6 3 (2.40%) Citrix
6 3 (2.40%) Extreme Networks
6 3 (2.40%) Juniper
7 2 (1.60%) Sun
8 1 (0.80%) EMC
8 1 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.80%) Siemens
Bury, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Innovative Technology Limited
Salary: Highly competitive and negotiable
Posted: 8 hours ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Innovative Technology Limited
Salary: Highly competitive and negotiable
Posted: 8 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum plus bonus and bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £37000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago