Period
to 23 July 2017

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 23 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 83 74
Rank change year-on-year +3 -9 +18
Permanent jobs citing Validation 15 9 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.43% 0.91% 1.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.58% 1.06% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 7 9 17
Merseyside median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% -5.41% +21.31%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £69,000 £37,700 £45,000
North West median annual salary £35,000 £36,500 £51,250
% change year-on-year -4.11% -28.78% +42.36%

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 Merseyside with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 951 850 875
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 90.40% 85.60% 87.68%
Number of salaries quoted 699 671 647
Merseyside median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,300
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
North West median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%

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 23 July 2017.

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 23 July 2017. 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 +13 15 £32,500 -7.14%
Validation
North West

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

1 12 (80.00%) Life Science
2 8 (53.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (53.33%) Integration Testing
2 8 (53.33%) GMP
2 8 (53.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (33.33%) C++
3 5 (33.33%) OOP
4 4 (26.67%) OO
4 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
4 4 (26.67%) Manufacturing
4 4 (26.67%) C
4 4 (26.67%) Degree
4 4 (26.67%) Image Processing
4 4 (26.67%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (13.33%) DevOps
5 2 (13.33%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (13.33%) Product Management
5 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
5 2 (13.33%) QA
5 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (13.33%) VMware
5 2 (13.33%) Google
5 2 (13.33%) Citrix
6 1 (6.67%) Windows
6 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (6.67%) Cloud Computing

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (13.33%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
General
1 8 (53.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (26.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Consultant
1 8 (53.33%) Functional Consultant
2 4 (26.67%) Software Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Senior DevOps
3 1 (6.67%) Virtualisation Architect
Miscellaneous
1 12 (80.00%) Life Science
2 4 (26.67%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Integration Testing
1 8 (53.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (33.33%) OOP
3 4 (26.67%) Image Processing
3 4 (26.67%) OO
3 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
4 2 (13.33%) DevOps
4 2 (13.33%) Product Management
5 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) C++
2 4 (26.67%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (53.33%) GMP
2 2 (13.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
1 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Citrix
1 2 (13.33%) Google
1 2 (13.33%) VMware