Period
to 24 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 24 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
England > North West
6 months to
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 268 186 250
Rank change year-on-year -82 +64 +23
Permanent jobs citing Validation 108 186 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.84% 1.52% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 1.66% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 79 93 75
North West median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £28,300 £21,400 £24,200
90th Percentile £65,000 £51,250 £51,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -5.26%

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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 11,894 11,183 10,082
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 92.08% 91.48% 89.63%
Number of salaries quoted 9,580 9,307 8,399
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,495 £25,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £60,757
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,823
% change year-on-year - +4.55% +2.84%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Validation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in the North West

Validation
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Validation in the North West

Validation
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in the North West over the 6 months to 24 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Validation in the North West

Validation
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the North West region over the 6 months to 24 April 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
Manchester -48 62 £45,000 +20.00% 17
Cheshire -27 33 £47,500 +35.71% 6
Merseyside +15 4 £40,500 -14.74% 3
Cumbria - 4 £45,000 -
Lancashire -25 2 £37,500 +36.36%
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2018, IT jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Validation.

1 33 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (29.63%) Linux
3 31 (28.70%) C
4 29 (26.85%) Java
5 28 (25.93%) C++
5 28 (25.93%) Degree
6 25 (23.15%) SQL
7 21 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
8 19 (17.59%) DevOps
8 19 (17.59%) SQL Server
9 18 (16.67%) Finance
10 17 (15.74%) Test Automation
11 16 (14.81%) Python
11 16 (14.81%) Software Engineering
12 15 (13.89%) Scrum
13 14 (12.96%) Windows
13 14 (12.96%) Selenium
13 14 (12.96%) Security Cleared
14 13 (12.04%) Test Scripting
14 13 (12.04%) QA
14 13 (12.04%) Banking
14 13 (12.04%) SDLC
15 12 (11.11%) Cucumber
16 11 (10.19%) Telecoms
16 11 (10.19%) ITIL
16 11 (10.19%) C#
16 11 (10.19%) Analytics
16 11 (10.19%) Numerate Degree
17 10 (9.26%) Problem-Solving
17 10 (9.26%) Unified Communications

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 10 (9.26%) Tomcat
2 9 (8.33%) SAS
3 8 (7.41%) JBoss
4 7 (6.48%) WebSphere
5 5 (4.63%) Apache
5 5 (4.63%) iPlanet
6 4 (3.70%) Apache Spark
6 4 (3.70%) Confluence
7 3 (2.78%) WebLogic
7 3 (2.78%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.85%) IIS
9 1 (0.93%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (4.63%) SOLIDWORKS
2 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.93%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.93%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.78%) PaaS
2 2 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.85%) SaaS
3 1 (0.93%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.26%) Unified Communications
2 9 (8.33%) Bluetooth
2 9 (8.33%) VoIP
3 8 (7.41%) PBX
4 6 (5.56%) SSL
5 4 (3.70%) Ethernet
5 4 (3.70%) RS-232
5 4 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (2.78%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (17.59%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.56%) Base SAS
2 6 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (4.63%) Big Data
3 5 (4.63%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.70%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.85%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.85%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.85%) Power BI
5 2 (1.85%) QlikView
5 2 (1.85%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 14 (12.96%) Selenium
2 12 (11.11%) Cucumber
3 6 (5.56%) JIRA
4 5 (4.63%) CA Release Automation
4 5 (4.63%) Git (software)
4 5 (4.63%) Jenkins
4 5 (4.63%) SoapUI
5 4 (3.70%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.78%) TestRail
7 2 (1.85%) MSTest
7 2 (1.85%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.93%) Gradle
8 1 (0.93%) Maven
General
1 18 (16.67%) Finance
2 13 (12.04%) Banking
3 11 (10.19%) Telecoms
4 7 (6.48%) Manufacturing
5 6 (5.56%) Electronics
5 6 (5.56%) International Banking
6 5 (4.63%) Investment Banking
6 5 (4.63%) Law
7 4 (3.70%) Military
8 3 (2.78%) Advertising
8 3 (2.78%) Games
8 3 (2.78%) Legal
8 3 (2.78%) Marketing
9 1 (0.93%) Automotive
9 1 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (28.70%) Analyst
2 12 (11.11%) Software Engineer
3 11 (10.19%) Test Analyst
4 10 (9.26%) Support Engineer
4 10 (9.26%) Test Engineer
5 9 (8.33%) Embedded Engineer
5 9 (8.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 9 (8.33%) Integration Engineer
5 9 (8.33%) Software Support Engineer
6 8 (7.41%) Test and Integration Engineer
7 7 (6.48%) Data Scientist
7 7 (6.48%) Developer
7 7 (6.48%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (5.56%) Business Analyst
8 6 (5.56%) Credit Analyst
8 6 (5.56%) Credit Risk Analyst
8 6 (5.56%) Risk Analyst
8 6 (5.56%) SAS Credit Risk Analyst
8 6 (5.56%) SAS Risk Analyst
8 6 (5.56%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.41%) Web Services
2 7 (6.48%) Middleware
2 7 (6.48%) QML
2 7 (6.48%) Qt
3 4 (3.70%) .NET
3 4 (3.70%) Ajax
3 4 (3.70%) GWT
3 4 (3.70%) Java EE
3 4 (3.70%) Java SE
3 4 (3.70%) JPA
3 4 (3.70%) LDAP
4 3 (2.78%) Velocity
5 2 (1.85%) Apache Flex
5 2 (1.85%) HTML
5 2 (1.85%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (1.85%) SOAP
5 2 (1.85%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (1.85%) XML
6 1 (0.93%) REST
6 1 (0.93%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 21 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.48%) Algorithms
2 7 (6.48%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.56%) Credit Risk
3 6 (5.56%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.78%) Life Science
4 3 (2.78%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.85%) CCTV
5 2 (1.85%) Device Driver
5 2 (1.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (1.85%) Replication
5 2 (1.85%) Verilog
5 2 (1.85%) VHDL
5 2 (1.85%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.93%) Fintech
6 1 (0.93%) IVR
6 1 (0.93%) PMI
6 1 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 32 (29.63%) Linux
2 14 (12.96%) Windows
3 7 (6.48%) Android
4 6 (5.56%) Unix
5 4 (3.70%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (2.78%) AIX
6 3 (2.78%) Solaris
7 2 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.93%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.93%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (17.59%) DevOps
3 17 (15.74%) Test Automation
4 16 (14.81%) Software Engineering
5 15 (13.89%) Scrum
6 13 (12.04%) SDLC
6 13 (12.04%) Test Scripting
7 11 (10.19%) Analytics
7 11 (10.19%) ITIL
8 10 (9.26%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (9.26%) Problem Management
8 10 (9.26%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (9.26%) Time Management
9 9 (8.33%) Acceptance Criteria
9 9 (8.33%) Data Science
9 9 (8.33%) Risk Management
9 9 (8.33%) Test Strategy
9 9 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (7.41%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 31 (28.70%) C
2 29 (26.85%) Java
3 28 (25.93%) C++
4 25 (23.15%) SQL
5 16 (14.81%) Python
6 11 (10.19%) C#
7 10 (9.26%) Perl
8 8 (7.41%) Embedded C
9 7 (6.48%) R
10 4 (3.70%) Assembly Language
10 4 (3.70%) Shell Script
10 4 (3.70%) T-SQL
11 3 (2.78%) MATLAB
12 2 (1.85%) Groovy
12 2 (1.85%) Ruby
12 2 (1.85%) VBA
13 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.93%) VB
13 1 (0.93%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.93%) VB6
Qualifications
1 28 (25.93%) Degree
2 14 (12.96%) Security Cleared
3 11 (10.19%) Numerate Degree
4 10 (9.26%) DV Cleared
5 6 (5.56%) SAS Certification
5 6 (5.56%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (3.70%) Master's Degree
6 4 (3.70%) PhD
7 3 (2.78%) HNC
7 3 (2.78%) ISEB
7 3 (2.78%) ISTQB
7 3 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.85%) HND
9 1 (0.93%) MCSE
9 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.93%) OCA
9 1 (0.93%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.93%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (12.04%) QA
2 10 (9.26%) SLA
3 6 (5.56%) ISO 13485
4 3 (2.78%) COBIT
4 3 (2.78%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.93%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.93%) IFRS
6 1 (0.93%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.93%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.93%) SEPA
System Software
1 10 (9.26%) Hyper-V
1 10 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.63%) Docker
3 4 (3.70%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (7.41%) BladeLogic
2 7 (6.48%) CA Wily
3 3 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.78%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.85%) CA Single Sign-On
4 2 (1.85%) Ganglia
4 2 (1.85%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.85%) Netcool
4 2 (1.85%) SCOM
4 2 (1.85%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 10 (9.26%) Microsoft
1 10 (9.26%) VMware
2 7 (6.48%) CA
3 6 (5.56%) IBM
4 3 (2.78%) Sun
5 2 (1.85%) Cisco
5 2 (1.85%) Oracle
5 2 (1.85%) ServiceNow
5 2 (1.85%) Xilinx
6 1 (0.93%) AppDynamics
6 1 (0.93%) Avaya
6 1 (0.93%) BT
6 1 (0.93%) Epicor
6 1 (0.93%) MobileIron
6 1 (0.93%) NICE Systems
6 1 (0.93%) Polycom
6 1 (0.93%) Sage
6 1 (0.93%) SAP