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 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
North West / Manchester
Rank 115 166 164
Rank change year-on-year +51 -2  
Permanent jobs citing Validation 90 16 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.32% 0.47% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.53% 0.53% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 23 13 6
Median salary £37,500 £36,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.73% -43.84%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,800 £20,500 £45,250
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £47,275 £70,000
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 Manchester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 3557 3032 3291
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 91.56% 89.89% 88.09%
Number of salaries quoted 2999 2504 2714
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 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 26 March 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 26 March 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 - 60 - - 7
Bolton - 3 £26,500 - 1
Salford - 3 £33,500 - 1
Cheadle +3 2 £21,000 +2.43%
Wigan - 2 £38,750 -
Stockport - 1 £47,500 -
Validation
North West

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

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 Manchester region with a requirement for Validation.

1 91 (61.90%) Degree
2 73 (49.66%) C++
3 67 (45.58%) C
4 62 (42.18%) HTML
5 60 (40.82%) Computer Science
5 60 (40.82%) Software Engineering
6 56 (38.10%) Linux
7 55 (37.41%) PHP
8 52 (35.37%) .NET
9 44 (29.93%) SQL
10 41 (27.89%) Embedded C
11 40 (27.21%) MySQL
12 39 (26.53%) Agile Software Development
13 36 (24.49%) C#
14 35 (23.81%) JavaScript
15 32 (21.77%) Firmware
16 30 (20.41%) MVC
16 30 (20.41%) ASP.NET
16 30 (20.41%) ASP.NET MVC
17 29 (19.73%) Python
18 28 (19.05%) Feasibility Study
19 27 (18.37%) Analytical Skills
19 27 (18.37%) CSS
19 27 (18.37%) Electronics
19 27 (18.37%) Scrum
20 26 (17.69%) jQuery
20 26 (17.69%) Embedded Linux
21 25 (17.01%) Algorithms
22 24 (16.33%) Test Scripting
23 23 (15.65%) Visual Studio

Validation
Top Related 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 4 (2.72%) Confluence
2 2 (1.36%) SAS
3 1 (0.68%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.68%) CICS
3 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (6.80%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.36%) MS Office
3 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.68%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 1 (0.68%) PTC Creo
3 1 (0.68%) Solid Edge
3 1 (0.68%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (12.24%) Google Cloud Platform
2 6 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.68%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 19 (12.93%) Internet
2 12 (8.16%) TCP/IP
3 6 (4.08%) WAN
4 5 (3.40%) BGP
4 5 (3.40%) HTTP
4 5 (3.40%) OSPF
4 5 (3.40%) SNMP
5 4 (2.72%) ATM
6 3 (2.04%) DNS
6 3 (2.04%) LAN
6 3 (2.04%) VoIP
7 2 (1.36%) 802.11
7 2 (1.36%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.36%) MPLS
7 2 (1.36%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.36%) WLAN
8 1 (0.68%) Broadband
8 1 (0.68%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.68%) FTP
8 1 (0.68%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (27.21%) MySQL
2 21 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.36%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.36%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.36%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.68%) DB2
4 1 (0.68%) MS Access
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (15.65%) Visual Studio
2 19 (12.93%) Selenium
3 18 (12.24%) Cucumber
4 15 (10.20%) Git (software)
5 14 (9.52%) JIRA
6 2 (1.36%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.36%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.68%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.68%) Firebug
7 1 (0.68%) JMeter
7 1 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.68%) The Grinder
7 1 (0.68%) Toad
General
1 27 (18.37%) Electronics
2 17 (11.56%) Manufacturing
3 11 (7.48%) Military
4 8 (5.44%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.40%) Finance
6 4 (2.72%) Games
7 3 (2.04%) Legal
7 3 (2.04%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.68%) Advertising
8 1 (0.68%) Automotive
8 1 (0.68%) Banking
8 1 (0.68%) Marketing
8 1 (0.68%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (25.17%) Developer
2 33 (22.45%) Embedded Engineer
3 27 (18.37%) Test Engineer
4 18 (12.24%) Web Developer
5 12 (8.16%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 12 (8.16%) Software Engineer
6 11 (7.48%) Embedded Developer
6 11 (7.48%) Principal Engineer
7 10 (6.80%) Embedded Linux Engineer
7 10 (6.80%) Linux Developer
7 10 (6.80%) Linux Engineer
7 10 (6.80%) Support Engineer
8 9 (6.12%) Analyst
8 9 (6.12%) Data Scientist
8 9 (6.12%) Software Test Engineer
9 7 (4.76%) Graduate
9 7 (4.76%) Graduate Embedded Software Engineer
9 7 (4.76%) Graduate Software Engineer
9 7 (4.76%) IT Engineer
9 7 (4.76%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (42.18%) HTML
2 52 (35.37%) .NET
3 30 (20.41%) ASP.NET
3 30 (20.41%) ASP.NET MVC
4 27 (18.37%) CSS
5 26 (17.69%) jQuery
6 18 (12.24%) Dapper ORM
6 18 (12.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 13 (8.84%) AngularJS
7 13 (8.84%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 13 (8.84%) Google Maps API
7 13 (8.84%) SignalR
7 13 (8.84%) Web Services
8 12 (8.16%) ADO.NET
9 11 (7.48%) SOAP
10 9 (6.12%) Node.js
11 6 (4.08%) Ajax
11 6 (4.08%) CSS3
11 6 (4.08%) HTML5
11 6 (4.08%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 60 (40.82%) Computer Science
2 27 (18.37%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (17.01%) Algorithms
4 18 (12.24%) User Experience
5 11 (7.48%) Management Information System
6 10 (6.80%) Device Driver
7 6 (4.08%) Animation
8 5 (3.40%) Cyber Defence
8 5 (3.40%) Wiki
9 4 (2.72%) EPoS
10 3 (2.04%) Digital Media
10 3 (2.04%) New Media
10 3 (2.04%) W3C
11 2 (1.36%) Security Operations Centre
12 1 (0.68%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.68%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.68%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 56 (38.10%) Linux
2 26 (17.69%) Embedded Linux
3 8 (5.44%) Windows
4 4 (2.72%) Unix
5 1 (0.68%) Android
5 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (40.82%) Software Engineering
2 39 (26.53%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (20.41%) MVC
4 28 (19.05%) Feasibility Study
5 27 (18.37%) Scrum
6 24 (16.33%) Test Scripting
7 22 (14.97%) DevOps
7 22 (14.97%) Software Testing
8 20 (13.61%) Web Development
9 17 (11.56%) SDLC
10 16 (10.88%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (10.20%) Information Security
11 15 (10.20%) Time Management
12 14 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
13 12 (8.16%) Creative Problem-Solving
13 12 (8.16%) Test Strategy
14 10 (6.80%) Device Driver Development
14 10 (6.80%) Rapid Prototyping
15 9 (6.12%) Machine Learning
15 9 (6.12%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 73 (49.66%) C++
2 67 (45.58%) C
3 55 (37.41%) PHP
4 44 (29.93%) SQL
5 41 (27.89%) Embedded C
6 36 (24.49%) C#
7 35 (23.81%) JavaScript
8 29 (19.73%) Python
9 23 (15.65%) VB
10 21 (14.29%) Embedded C++
11 20 (13.61%) Java
11 20 (13.61%) Perl
12 14 (9.52%) T-SQL
13 11 (7.48%) VB6
14 6 (4.08%) MATLAB
15 4 (2.72%) R
15 4 (2.72%) VB.NET
16 2 (1.36%) Apex Code
17 1 (0.68%) COBOL
17 1 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 91 (61.90%) Degree
2 20 (13.61%) HND
3 18 (12.24%) HNC
4 16 (10.88%) DV Cleared
4 16 (10.88%) Security Cleared
5 8 (5.44%) PhD
6 6 (4.08%) Postgraduate
7 5 (3.40%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.36%) CCDP
8 2 (1.36%) CCNP
8 2 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.36%) HP ASE
8 2 (1.36%) HP MASE
9 1 (0.68%) ISEB
9 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.88%) QA
2 13 (8.84%) SLA
3 4 (2.72%) ISO13485
4 3 (2.04%) PMO
System Software
1 32 (21.77%) Firmware
2 11 (7.48%) Hyper-V
2 11 (7.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.68%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.68%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 15 (10.20%) Microsoft
2 14 (9.52%) Google
3 11 (7.48%) VMware
4 7 (4.76%) Cisco
5 5 (3.40%) Extreme Networks
5 5 (3.40%) Juniper
6 4 (2.72%) Atlassian
6 4 (2.72%) HP
7 3 (2.04%) IBM
7 3 (2.04%) Zend
8 2 (1.36%) AirMagnet
8 2 (1.36%) Aruba
8 2 (1.36%) BroadSoft
8 2 (1.36%) Citrix
8 2 (1.36%) MikroTik
8 2 (1.36%) Mitel
8 2 (1.36%) NEC
8 2 (1.36%) Ruckus Wireless
8 2 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.36%) WatchGuard
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Destinology Ltd
Salary: From £9,999 to £99,999 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oldham
Easy Web Recruitment
Salary: Highly competitive and negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Competitive, plus benefits and annual bonus
Posted: 12 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Innovative Technology Limited
Salary: Highly-competitive and negotiable
Posted: 17 days ago
Oldham
Easy Web Recruitment
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Oldham, Manchester
Easy Web Recruitment
Salary: Highly Competitive and negotiable
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent HR
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Innovative Technology Limited
Posted: 24 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Innovative Technology Limited
Salary: Highly-competitive and negotiable
Posted: 17 days ago
Oldham, Manchester
Easy Web Recruitment
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: 12 days ago