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 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
England / North West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 211 208 189
Rank change year-on-year -3 -19  
Permanent jobs citing Validation 66 29 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.96% 0.52% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 0.58% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 44 27 45
Median salary £32,500 £37,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.33% -28.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,400 £27,700
10% offered a salary of more than £47,800 £52,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.17% -5.55%  

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 6170 4961 5664
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 89.86% 88.27% 89.79%
Number of salaries quoted 4995 4193 4601
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 -17 29 £32,500 -13.33% 8
Cheshire -24 13 £37,500 -11.76% 5
Merseyside - 11 £32,500 - 2
Lancashire +10 10 £24,500 -34.22% 3
Cumbria -3 2 - -
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 85 (46.70%) Degree
2 55 (30.22%) C++
3 53 (29.12%) Software Engineering
4 52 (28.57%) HTML
5 49 (26.92%) C
5 49 (26.92%) Computer Science
6 44 (24.18%) .NET
7 42 (23.08%) PHP
7 42 (23.08%) Linux
7 42 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
8 38 (20.88%) Computer Science Degree
9 36 (19.78%) Embedded C
10 32 (17.58%) SQL
11 31 (17.03%) Agile Software Development
11 31 (17.03%) Test Automation
12 30 (16.48%) MySQL
13 28 (15.38%) Firmware
13 28 (15.38%) QA
14 27 (14.84%) Test Scripting
14 27 (14.84%) C#
15 25 (13.74%) Electronics
15 25 (13.74%) JavaScript
15 25 (13.74%) User Acceptance Testing
16 24 (13.19%) Continuous Improvement
16 24 (13.19%) Feasibility Study
17 23 (12.64%) Microsoft
18 22 (12.09%) Manufacturing
18 22 (12.09%) Algorithms
18 22 (12.09%) Embedded Linux
19 21 (11.54%) jQuery

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 4 (2.20%) IBM Notes
1 4 (2.20%) MS Exchange
1 4 (2.20%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.65%) Apache
2 3 (1.65%) IBM HTTP Server
2 3 (1.65%) JBoss
2 3 (1.65%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.10%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.55%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.55%) IIS
4 1 (0.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.20%) SOLIDWORKS
3 3 (1.65%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.55%) InVision
5 1 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.55%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.55%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 1 (0.55%) PTC Creo
5 1 (0.55%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 6 (3.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.69%) Google Cloud Platform
2 5 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.20%) OpenShift
4 2 (1.10%) Force.com
5 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.55%) PaaS
5 1 (0.55%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (10.99%) Internet
2 15 (8.24%) HTTP
3 14 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 13 (7.14%) WAN
5 12 (6.59%) LAN
5 12 (6.59%) VoIP
6 8 (4.40%) Broadband
7 6 (3.30%) Ethernet
7 6 (3.30%) ISDN
7 6 (3.30%) PSTN
8 5 (2.75%) Firewall
8 5 (2.75%) FTP
9 4 (2.20%) 802.11
9 4 (2.20%) ATM
9 4 (2.20%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (2.20%) SMTP
9 4 (2.20%) VPN
9 4 (2.20%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (2.20%) WLAN
10 3 (1.65%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (16.48%) MySQL
2 15 (8.24%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.65%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.10%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.10%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.10%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.55%) DB2
Development Applications
1 21 (11.54%) Visual Studio
2 12 (6.59%) Git (software)
3 11 (6.04%) JIRA
4 9 (4.95%) LoadRunner
5 6 (3.30%) Selenium
6 5 (2.75%) Cucumber
6 5 (2.75%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.55%) JMeter
8 1 (0.55%) NeoLoad
8 1 (0.55%) SilkPerformer
8 1 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 25 (13.74%) Electronics
2 22 (12.09%) Manufacturing
3 19 (10.44%) Finance
4 14 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
5 10 (5.49%) Telecoms
6 6 (3.30%) Games
7 5 (2.75%) Banking
8 4 (2.20%) Marketing
8 4 (2.20%) Military
8 4 (2.20%) Retail
9 3 (1.65%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.55%) Advertising
10 1 (0.55%) Automotive
10 1 (0.55%) Back Office
10 1 (0.55%) Billing
10 1 (0.55%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.55%) Interactive Media
10 1 (0.55%) Law
Job Titles
1 31 (17.03%) Developer
2 28 (15.38%) Embedded Engineer
3 26 (14.29%) Analyst
4 15 (8.24%) Software Engineer
5 14 (7.69%) Web Developer
6 12 (6.59%) Test Engineer
7 11 (6.04%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 10 (5.49%) Consultant
9 9 (4.95%) Embedded Developer
9 9 (4.95%) Software Test Engineer
10 8 (4.40%) Embedded Linux Engineer
10 8 (4.40%) Functional Consultant
10 8 (4.40%) Linux Developer
10 8 (4.40%) Linux Engineer
10 8 (4.40%) QA Analyst
10 8 (4.40%) Tester
11 7 (3.85%) Business Analyst
11 7 (3.85%) Software Developer
12 6 (3.30%) Coordinator
12 6 (3.30%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (28.57%) HTML
2 44 (24.18%) .NET
3 21 (11.54%) ASP.NET
3 21 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC
3 21 (11.54%) jQuery
4 19 (10.44%) CSS
5 15 (8.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 15 (8.24%) Web Services
6 13 (7.14%) AngularJS
6 13 (7.14%) Dapper ORM
7 12 (6.59%) Google Maps API
8 11 (6.04%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 11 (6.04%) JSON
8 11 (6.04%) SignalR
9 10 (5.49%) ADO.NET
10 9 (4.95%) HTML5
10 9 (4.95%) SOAP
11 8 (4.40%) Ajax
11 8 (4.40%) CSS3
12 7 (3.85%) React
Miscellaneous
1 49 (26.92%) Computer Science
2 42 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (12.09%) Algorithms
4 15 (8.24%) User Experience
5 13 (7.14%) Life Science
6 8 (4.40%) Device Driver
7 7 (3.85%) Animation
7 7 (3.85%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.75%) Driving Licence
8 5 (2.75%) TRADACOMS
9 4 (2.20%) Embedded Systems
9 4 (2.20%) EPoS
10 3 (1.65%) Wiki
11 2 (1.10%) Client/Server
11 2 (1.10%) CMDB
11 2 (1.10%) iPad
11 2 (1.10%) Mobile App
11 2 (1.10%) Security Operations Centre
12 1 (0.55%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.55%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 42 (23.08%) Linux
2 22 (12.09%) Embedded Linux
3 13 (7.14%) Windows
4 6 (3.30%) Unix
5 4 (2.20%) AIX
5 4 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.65%) Android
7 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.55%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 1 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (29.12%) Software Engineering
2 31 (17.03%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (17.03%) Test Automation
3 27 (14.84%) Test Scripting
4 25 (13.74%) User Acceptance Testing
5 24 (13.19%) Continuous Improvement
5 24 (13.19%) Feasibility Study
6 21 (11.54%) MVC
6 21 (11.54%) SDLC
7 19 (10.44%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (9.89%) Web Development
9 17 (9.34%) Component Testing
10 16 (8.79%) Regression Testing
11 12 (6.59%) Project Management
11 12 (6.59%) Software Testing
12 11 (6.04%) ITIL
12 11 (6.04%) Scenario Testing
13 10 (5.49%) Performance Testing
13 10 (5.49%) Smoke Testing
14 9 (4.95%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 55 (30.22%) C++
2 49 (26.92%) C
3 42 (23.08%) PHP
4 36 (19.78%) Embedded C
5 32 (17.58%) SQL
6 27 (14.84%) C#
7 25 (13.74%) JavaScript
8 20 (10.99%) VB
9 17 (9.34%) Embedded C++
10 16 (8.79%) Python
11 13 (7.14%) Perl
12 12 (6.59%) Java
13 11 (6.04%) T-SQL
14 9 (4.95%) VB6
15 5 (2.75%) MATLAB
16 4 (2.20%) Ruby
16 4 (2.20%) Shell Script
17 3 (1.65%) Jython
17 3 (1.65%) Korn
18 2 (1.10%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 85 (46.70%) Degree
2 38 (20.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (10.44%) HND
4 14 (7.69%) HNC
5 10 (5.49%) Numerate Degree
6 5 (2.75%) ISEB
6 5 (2.75%) PhD
6 5 (2.75%) Postgraduate
7 4 (2.20%) CCDP
7 4 (2.20%) CCNP
7 4 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.20%) HP ASE
7 4 (2.20%) HP MASE
8 3 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.10%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.10%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.55%) CBAP
10 1 (0.55%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.55%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (15.38%) QA
2 12 (6.59%) SLA
3 10 (5.49%) GMP
4 4 (2.20%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.10%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (1.10%) GAMP
5 2 (1.10%) GxP
5 2 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.55%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.55%) Solvency II
System Software
1 28 (15.38%) Firmware
2 5 (2.75%) Docker
2 5 (2.75%) Hyper-V
2 5 (2.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.20%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.20%) Sendmail
4 2 (1.10%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 8 (4.40%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.20%) Kubernetes
2 4 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.65%) Puppet
4 1 (0.55%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.55%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.55%) Ganglia
4 1 (0.55%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 23 (12.64%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.14%) Google
2 13 (7.14%) HP
3 9 (4.95%) Cisco
4 6 (3.30%) Citrix
4 6 (3.30%) Oracle
5 5 (2.75%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (2.75%) Sun
5 5 (2.75%) VMware
6 4 (2.20%) AirMagnet
6 4 (2.20%) Aruba
6 4 (2.20%) BroadSoft
6 4 (2.20%) CheckPoint
6 4 (2.20%) Lotus
6 4 (2.20%) MikroTik
6 4 (2.20%) Mitel
6 4 (2.20%) NEC
6 4 (2.20%) Red Hat
6 4 (2.20%) Ruckus Wireless
6 4 (2.20%) WatchGuard
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £70,000 per annum Plus Excellent Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Innovative Technology Limited
Salary: Highly competitive and negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Oldham, Lancashire
Innovative Technology Limited
Salary: Highly competitive and negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Lancashire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Churchill Frank
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £80000 per annum + Amazing benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington
Noir Consulting
Salary: £75000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Ivanti
Salary: Matched pension plan, private medical and dental insurance
Posted: 20 days ago
Cheshire
Churchill Frank
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified Market Standards
Posted: 22 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £37000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago