Period
to 21 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 21 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 98 75
Rank change year-on-year +24 -23 0
Permanent jobs citing Validation 12 12 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.33% 0.95% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 1.07% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 9 11 8
Merseyside median annual salary £45,500 £32,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +42.19% -12.33% -2.67%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,750 £32,750
90th Percentile £66,500 £51,250 £42,500
North West median annual salary £47,500 £34,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +39.71% -9.33% -

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 Merseyside with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 817 1,121 843
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 90.58% 88.69% 88.64%
Number of salaries quoted 642 778 641
Merseyside median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £57,500 £57,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Merseyside

Validation
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Salary trend for Validation in Merseyside

Validation
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Merseyside over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Validation in Merseyside

Validation
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Merseyside region over the 6 months to 21 January 2018. 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
Liverpool +28 11 £49,750 +55.47% 4
Validation
North West

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Validation.

1 6 (50.00%) Citrix
1 6 (50.00%) VMware
1 6 (50.00%) Google
1 6 (50.00%) QA
1 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 6 (50.00%) Product Management
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (50.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (25.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (25.00%) Front End Development
2 3 (25.00%) HTML5
2 3 (25.00%) CSS3
2 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) OO
2 3 (25.00%) W3C
2 3 (25.00%) HTML
2 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (25.00%) CSS
3 2 (16.67%) PHP
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) Internet
3 2 (16.67%) Subversion
3 2 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Progressive Enhancement
3 2 (16.67%) Node.js
3 2 (16.67%) REST

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 (8.33%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 6 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (50.00%) Google Cloud Platform
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (8.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Internet
2 1 (8.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (16.67%) Grunt
2 2 (16.67%) Jasmine
2 2 (16.67%) Subversion
3 1 (8.33%) Bitbucket
3 1 (8.33%) git-flow
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (8.33%) Marketing
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) Cloud Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) Cloud Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior DevOps
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Systems Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) UX Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Virtualisation Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Avaya Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Avaya Telephony Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Data Technician
3 1 (8.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Telephony Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) AngularJS
1 3 (25.00%) CSS
1 3 (25.00%) CSS3
1 3 (25.00%) HTML
1 3 (25.00%) HTML5
2 2 (16.67%) Node.js
2 2 (16.67%) REST
2 2 (16.67%) Semantic HTML
3 1 (8.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) W3C
2 2 (16.67%) User Experience
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (8.33%) Fintech
3 1 (8.33%) IVR
3 1 (8.33%) Life Science
3 1 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Product Management
2 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) Front End Development
2 3 (25.00%) OO
3 2 (16.67%) Cross-Browser Development
3 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 2 (16.67%) DevOps
3 2 (16.67%) Information Architecture
3 2 (16.67%) Line Management
3 2 (16.67%) Progressive Enhancement
3 2 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
3 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 2 (16.67%) User Stories
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Image Processing
4 1 (8.33%) OOP
4 1 (8.33%) Quantitative Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (16.67%) PHP
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) C
3 1 (8.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) WAI
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Citrix
1 6 (50.00%) Google
1 6 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (8.33%) Avaya
2 1 (8.33%) MobileIron
2 1 (8.33%) NICE Systems
2 1 (8.33%) Polycom