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 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
England / North West
Rank 140 198 196
Rank change year-on-year +58 -2  
Permanent jobs citing Validation 121 42 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.00% 0.74% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.21% 0.85% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 44 38 28
Median salary £35,000 £36,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.77% -15.29%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,600 £20,500 £27,900
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £46,713 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - -11.11%  

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

Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 5476 4968 5800
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 90.30% 87.94% 88.54%
Number of salaries quoted 4544 4141 4667
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 3 months to 23 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
Manchester +52 95 £37,500 +2.73% 10
Lancashire +11 14 £27,250 -12.09%
Cheshire +11 7 £35,000 -17.58% 5
Merseyside -7 4 £39,750 +13.57% 1
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

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

1 103 (52.82%) Degree
2 75 (38.46%) C++
3 69 (35.38%) Computer Science
4 67 (34.36%) C
5 65 (33.33%) Software Engineering
6 64 (32.82%) HTML
7 58 (29.74%) Linux
8 55 (28.21%) PHP
9 53 (27.18%) SQL
9 53 (27.18%) .NET
9 53 (27.18%) Agile Software Development
10 41 (21.03%) Embedded C
11 40 (20.51%) MySQL
12 39 (20.00%) Test Scripting
13 37 (18.97%) JavaScript
14 36 (18.46%) C#
14 36 (18.46%) Analytical Skills
15 34 (17.44%) Python
16 32 (16.41%) Firmware
17 31 (15.90%) Scrum
18 30 (15.38%) MVC
18 30 (15.38%) ASP.NET
18 30 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
19 28 (14.36%) CSS
19 28 (14.36%) Feasibility Study
20 27 (13.85%) Electronics
20 27 (13.85%) jQuery
21 26 (13.33%) QA
21 26 (13.33%) Embedded Linux
22 25 (12.82%) Algorithms

Validation
Top Related 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 6 (3.08%) SAS
2 4 (2.05%) Confluence
2 4 (2.05%) JBoss
2 4 (2.05%) Tomcat
2 4 (2.05%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.54%) GlassFish
3 3 (1.54%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.03%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.03%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.51%) Apache
5 1 (0.51%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.51%) CICS
5 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 15 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.62%) MS Office
3 4 (2.05%) SPSS
3 4 (2.05%) Stata
4 2 (1.03%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.03%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.51%) MS Project
5 1 (0.51%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 1 (0.51%) PTC Creo
5 1 (0.51%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 6 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.05%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.51%) BASE24
3 1 (0.51%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 18 (9.23%) Google Cloud Platform
2 6 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.03%) PaaS
4 1 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.51%) Force.com
4 1 (0.51%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.51%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 23 (11.79%) Internet
2 15 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 12 (6.15%) HTTP
4 8 (4.10%) WAN
5 5 (2.56%) BGP
5 5 (2.56%) LAN
5 5 (2.56%) OSPF
5 5 (2.56%) SNMP
6 4 (2.05%) ATM
6 4 (2.05%) Firewall
6 4 (2.05%) FTP
6 4 (2.05%) VoIP
7 3 (1.54%) 802.11
7 3 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (1.54%) DNS
7 3 (1.54%) MPLS
7 3 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (1.54%) WLAN
8 2 (1.03%) Intranet
8 2 (1.03%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (20.51%) MySQL
2 24 (12.31%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.05%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (2.05%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.03%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.03%) DB2
4 2 (1.03%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.03%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.51%) MS Access
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (12.31%) Visual Studio
2 19 (9.74%) Selenium
3 18 (9.23%) Cucumber
4 15 (7.69%) Git (software)
4 15 (7.69%) JIRA
5 8 (4.10%) LoadRunner
6 2 (1.03%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.03%) JMeter
6 2 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.51%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.51%) Firebug
7 1 (0.51%) NeoLoad
7 1 (0.51%) SilkPerformer
7 1 (0.51%) The Grinder
7 1 (0.51%) Toad
General
1 27 (13.85%) Electronics
2 21 (10.77%) Manufacturing
3 14 (7.18%) Finance
4 11 (5.64%) Military
5 9 (4.62%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.56%) Legal
7 4 (2.05%) Banking
7 4 (2.05%) Games
8 3 (1.54%) Multimedia
8 3 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.54%) Retail
9 2 (1.03%) Marketing
10 1 (0.51%) Advertising
10 1 (0.51%) Automotive
10 1 (0.51%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (20.00%) Developer
2 33 (16.92%) Embedded Engineer
3 27 (13.85%) Test Engineer
4 23 (11.79%) Analyst
5 18 (9.23%) Web Developer
6 16 (8.21%) Software Engineer
7 12 (6.15%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 11 (5.64%) Embedded Developer
8 11 (5.64%) Principal Engineer
8 11 (5.64%) Support Engineer
9 10 (5.13%) Embedded Linux Engineer
9 10 (5.13%) Linux Developer
9 10 (5.13%) Linux Engineer
10 9 (4.62%) Data Scientist
10 9 (4.62%) Software Test Engineer
11 8 (4.10%) Tester
12 7 (3.59%) Integration Engineer
12 7 (3.59%) IT Support Engineer
12 7 (3.59%) QA Analyst
12 7 (3.59%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (32.82%) HTML
2 53 (27.18%) .NET
3 30 (15.38%) ASP.NET
3 30 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
4 28 (14.36%) CSS
5 27 (13.85%) jQuery
6 21 (10.77%) Web Services
7 18 (9.23%) Dapper ORM
7 18 (9.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 15 (7.69%) SOAP
9 13 (6.67%) AngularJS
9 13 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 13 (6.67%) Google Maps API
9 13 (6.67%) SignalR
10 12 (6.15%) ADO.NET
11 9 (4.62%) Node.js
12 8 (4.10%) HTML5
12 8 (4.10%) REST
13 7 (3.59%) CSS3
13 7 (3.59%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 69 (35.38%) Computer Science
2 36 (18.46%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (12.82%) Algorithms
4 21 (10.77%) User Experience
5 13 (6.67%) Management Information System
6 10 (5.13%) Device Driver
7 6 (3.08%) Animation
8 5 (2.56%) Cyber Defence
8 5 (2.56%) Wiki
9 4 (2.05%) EPoS
9 4 (2.05%) iPad
10 3 (1.54%) Digital Media
10 3 (1.54%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.54%) New Media
10 3 (1.54%) W3C
11 2 (1.03%) Client/Server
11 2 (1.03%) Security Operations Centre
11 2 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.51%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.51%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 58 (29.74%) Linux
2 26 (13.33%) Embedded Linux
3 13 (6.67%) Windows
4 6 (3.08%) Unix
5 2 (1.03%) Android
5 2 (1.03%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.03%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.51%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 1 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 53 (27.18%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 31 (15.90%) Scrum
5 30 (15.38%) MVC
6 28 (14.36%) Feasibility Study
7 25 (12.82%) SDLC
8 23 (11.79%) DevOps
8 23 (11.79%) Software Testing
9 21 (10.77%) Web Development
10 19 (9.74%) Continuous Improvement
11 17 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
12 16 (8.21%) Continuous Integration
13 15 (7.69%) Information Security
13 15 (7.69%) Mathematics
13 15 (7.69%) Time Management
14 14 (7.18%) ITIL
15 13 (6.67%) Machine Learning
15 13 (6.67%) Test Strategy
16 12 (6.15%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 75 (38.46%) C++
2 67 (34.36%) C
3 55 (28.21%) PHP
4 53 (27.18%) SQL
5 41 (21.03%) Embedded C
6 37 (18.97%) JavaScript
7 36 (18.46%) C#
8 34 (17.44%) Python
9 25 (12.82%) Java
10 23 (11.79%) VB
11 21 (10.77%) Embedded C++
11 21 (10.77%) Perl
12 15 (7.69%) T-SQL
13 11 (5.64%) VB6
14 10 (5.13%) MATLAB
15 8 (4.10%) R
16 5 (2.56%) VBA
17 4 (2.05%) VB.NET
18 3 (1.54%) Apex Code
19 2 (1.03%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 103 (52.82%) Degree
2 20 (10.26%) HND
3 18 (9.23%) HNC
4 16 (8.21%) DV Cleared
4 16 (8.21%) Security Cleared
5 8 (4.10%) PhD
6 6 (3.08%) Postgraduate
7 5 (2.56%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.54%) CCDP
8 3 (1.54%) CCNP
8 3 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.54%) HP ASE
8 3 (1.54%) HP MASE
9 1 (0.51%) ISEB
9 1 (0.51%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (13.33%) QA
2 14 (7.18%) SLA
3 9 (4.62%) Data Quality
4 4 (2.05%) ISO13485
5 3 (1.54%) GxP
5 3 (1.54%) PMO
6 2 (1.03%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (1.03%) GAMP
6 2 (1.03%) GMP
7 1 (0.51%) Solvency II
System Software
1 32 (16.41%) Firmware
2 11 (5.64%) Hyper-V
2 11 (5.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.03%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.03%) Docker
3 2 (1.03%) ISA Server
3 2 (1.03%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 6 (3.08%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.51%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.51%) CA Wily
3 1 (0.51%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.51%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 21 (10.77%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.18%) Google
3 11 (5.64%) HP
3 11 (5.64%) VMware
4 8 (4.10%) Cisco
5 7 (3.59%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (3.08%) Oracle
7 5 (2.56%) Extreme Networks
7 5 (2.56%) Juniper
7 5 (2.56%) SAP
8 4 (2.05%) Alteryx
8 4 (2.05%) Atlassian
8 4 (2.05%) IBM
9 3 (1.54%) AirMagnet
9 3 (1.54%) Aruba
9 3 (1.54%) BroadSoft
9 3 (1.54%) hybris
9 3 (1.54%) Ruckus Wireless
9 3 (1.54%) WatchGuard
9 3 (1.54%) Zend
Oldham
Easy Web Recruitment
Salary: Highly competitive and negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: 5% Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Competitive, plus benefits and annual bonus
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent HR
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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Innovative Technology Limited
Salary: Highly-competitive and negotiable
Posted: 14 days ago
Cheshire
Networking People
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + 15-20% Shift Allowance
Posted: 6 days ago
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Easy Web Recruitment
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Oldham, Manchester
Easy Web Recruitment
Salary: Highly Competitive and negotiable
Posted: 9 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Innovative Technology Limited
Posted: 21 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Innovative Technology Limited
Salary: Highly-competitive and negotiable
Posted: 14 days ago
Oldham, Manchester
Easy Web Recruitment
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
ISL
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago