Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
England > North West
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 212 254 241
Rank change year-on-year +42 -13 +18
Permanent jobs citing Validation 169 117 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.28% 0.94% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 1.04% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 121 103 93
North West median annual salary £47,500 £34,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +39.71% -15.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £23,750 £21,250 £29,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £58,500 £83,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% +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 11869 11198 11717
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 89.82% 89.75% 89.45%
Number of salaries quoted 9443 9353 9678
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 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
Manchester +19 98 £48,750 +30.00% 11
Lancashire +17 22 £24,500 -16.95%
Merseyside +28 20 £32,500 +8.33%
Cheshire -34 19 £45,000 +32.35% 2
Cumbria +7 4 £45,000 +13.21%
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 45 (26.63%) C
1 45 (26.63%) Degree
2 42 (24.85%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (24.26%) QA
4 40 (23.67%) Java
5 38 (22.49%) VMware
5 38 (22.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 38 (22.49%) Hyper-V
6 33 (19.53%) Microsoft Azure
6 33 (19.53%) Amazon AWS
6 33 (19.53%) Citrix
7 32 (18.93%) Analytical Skills
8 31 (18.34%) Google
9 30 (17.75%) Google Cloud Platform
9 30 (17.75%) Product Management
10 28 (16.57%) C++
11 27 (15.98%) Test Automation
12 24 (14.20%) Software Testing
13 23 (13.61%) DevOps
14 22 (13.02%) Software Engineering
15 21 (12.43%) C#
15 21 (12.43%) User Acceptance Testing
16 18 (10.65%) Linux
16 18 (10.65%) Finance
17 17 (10.06%) SQL
17 17 (10.06%) Selenium
17 17 (10.06%) Test Scripting
18 16 (9.47%) Test Strategy
18 16 (9.47%) Web Services
19 15 (8.88%) Regression Testing

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 14 (8.28%) WebSphere
2 13 (7.69%) Tomcat
3 6 (3.55%) SAS
4 3 (1.78%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.18%) Apache
5 2 (1.18%) Confluence
6 1 (0.59%) Anypoint
6 1 (0.59%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.59%) Drupal
6 1 (0.59%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.59%) IIS
6 1 (0.59%) JBoss
6 1 (0.59%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.59%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (5.33%) SOLIDWORKS
2 5 (2.96%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (2.37%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (1.78%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.59%) CATIA
6 1 (0.59%) GNU Octave
6 1 (0.59%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.59%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.59%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.59%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 33 (19.53%) Amazon AWS
1 33 (19.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (17.75%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.59%) Force.com
4 1 (0.59%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.73%) Bluetooth
2 4 (2.37%) WAN
3 3 (1.78%) Broadband
3 3 (1.78%) Ethernet
3 3 (1.78%) Internet
3 3 (1.78%) ISDN
3 3 (1.78%) LAN
3 3 (1.78%) PSTN
3 3 (1.78%) VoIP
3 3 (1.78%) WebEx
4 1 (0.59%) Firewall
4 1 (0.59%) FTP
4 1 (0.59%) HTTP
4 1 (0.59%) SMTP
4 1 (0.59%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.59%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (1.78%) Base SAS
3 3 (1.78%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (1.78%) QlikView
4 2 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.18%) Power BI
4 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.18%) SSDT
5 1 (0.59%) Big Data
5 1 (0.59%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.59%) Lumira
5 1 (0.59%) MySQL
5 1 (0.59%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.59%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 17 (10.06%) Selenium
2 14 (8.28%) Cucumber
3 11 (6.51%) Git (software)
4 10 (5.92%) JIRA
5 9 (5.33%) Jenkins
6 5 (2.96%) Subversion
7 4 (2.37%) Zephyr
8 3 (1.78%) Grunt
8 3 (1.78%) Ranorex
8 3 (1.78%) Robot Framework
8 3 (1.78%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.18%) Bitbucket
9 2 (1.18%) Jasmine
9 2 (1.18%) JUnit
9 2 (1.18%) NUnit
9 2 (1.18%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.18%) TestNG
10 1 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.59%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.59%) webpack
General
1 18 (10.65%) Finance
2 15 (8.88%) Manufacturing
3 8 (4.73%) Electronics
3 8 (4.73%) Military
4 7 (4.14%) Banking
4 7 (4.14%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (2.96%) Automotive
5 5 (2.96%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.37%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.78%) French Language
7 3 (1.78%) German Language
7 3 (1.78%) International Banking
7 3 (1.78%) Japanese Language
8 2 (1.18%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.18%) Back Office
8 2 (1.18%) Law
8 2 (1.18%) Legal
8 2 (1.18%) Marketing
9 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.59%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 30 (17.75%) Analyst
2 24 (14.20%) Developer
3 16 (9.47%) Business Analyst
4 14 (8.28%) Software Developer
4 14 (8.28%) Software Engineer
5 12 (7.10%) Java Developer
5 12 (7.10%) Java Software Developer
5 12 (7.10%) Senior Analyst
6 11 (6.51%) Senior DevOps
7 10 (5.92%) Senior Business Analyst
7 10 (5.92%) Test Engineer
8 9 (5.33%) Administrator
8 9 (5.33%) Systems Administrator
9 8 (4.73%) Cloud Administrator
9 8 (4.73%) Integration Engineer
9 8 (4.73%) Senior Software Engineer
9 8 (4.73%) Senior Systems Administrator
9 8 (4.73%) Systems Engineer
9 8 (4.73%) Test and Integration Engineer
9 8 (4.73%) Virtualisation Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.47%) Web Services
2 14 (8.28%) Ajax
2 14 (8.28%) XML
3 12 (7.10%) GWT
3 12 (7.10%) Java EE
3 12 (7.10%) Java SE
3 12 (7.10%) JPA
4 10 (5.92%) HTML
4 10 (5.92%) QML
4 10 (5.92%) Qt
5 9 (5.33%) EDI
6 7 (4.14%) CSS
7 6 (3.55%) AngularJS
8 5 (2.96%) HTML5
9 4 (2.37%) CSS3
9 4 (2.37%) jQuery
10 3 (1.78%) Node.js
10 3 (1.78%) RESTful
10 3 (1.78%) SOAP
10 3 (1.78%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 32 (18.93%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (8.88%) Computer Science
3 12 (7.10%) Embedded Systems
4 10 (5.92%) Life Science
5 9 (5.33%) TRADACOMS
6 8 (4.73%) Management Information System
7 7 (4.14%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.96%) User Experience
9 4 (2.37%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.78%) Credit Risk
10 3 (1.78%) W3C
11 2 (1.18%) CCTV
11 2 (1.18%) CMDB
11 2 (1.18%) Replication
12 1 (0.59%) Animation
12 1 (0.59%) Credit Derivative
12 1 (0.59%) Derivative
12 1 (0.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 1 (0.59%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.59%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 18 (10.65%) Linux
2 10 (5.92%) Android
3 6 (3.55%) Windows
4 2 (1.18%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (1.18%) Unix
5 1 (0.59%) AIX
5 1 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (24.85%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (17.75%) Product Management
3 27 (15.98%) Test Automation
4 24 (14.20%) Software Testing
5 23 (13.61%) DevOps
6 22 (13.02%) Software Engineering
7 21 (12.43%) User Acceptance Testing
8 17 (10.06%) Test Scripting
9 16 (9.47%) Test Strategy
10 15 (8.88%) Regression Testing
11 14 (8.28%) Scrum
11 14 (8.28%) SDLC
11 14 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (7.69%) Mentoring
12 13 (7.69%) Scenario Testing
13 12 (7.10%) Manual Testing
14 11 (6.51%) Continuous Improvement
14 11 (6.51%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (6.51%) ITIL
14 11 (6.51%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (26.63%) C
2 40 (23.67%) Java
3 28 (16.57%) C++
4 21 (12.43%) C#
5 17 (10.06%) SQL
6 14 (8.28%) Python
7 11 (6.51%) Embedded C
7 11 (6.51%) Perl
8 10 (5.92%) JavaScript
9 7 (4.14%) PHP
10 5 (2.96%) Ruby
11 4 (2.37%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.18%) MATLAB
12 2 (1.18%) VBA
13 1 (0.59%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.59%) ECMAScript
13 1 (0.59%) Groovy
13 1 (0.59%) R
13 1 (0.59%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.59%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 45 (26.63%) Degree
2 15 (8.88%) Security Cleared
3 11 (6.51%) DV Cleared
4 8 (4.73%) ISTQB
4 8 (4.73%) Numerate Degree
5 7 (4.14%) ISEB
5 7 (4.14%) SC Cleared
6 6 (3.55%) HND
7 5 (2.96%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (2.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (2.37%) HNC
8 4 (2.37%) Master's Degree
9 3 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.78%) SAS Certification
10 1 (0.59%) CBAP
10 1 (0.59%) OCA
10 1 (0.59%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.59%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (24.26%) QA
2 6 (3.55%) ISO 13485
3 4 (2.37%) GMP
3 4 (2.37%) SLA
4 2 (1.18%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.59%) COBIT
5 1 (0.59%) EMIR
5 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.59%) MiFID
5 1 (0.59%) WAI
System Software
1 38 (22.49%) Hyper-V
1 38 (22.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.18%) Firmware
3 1 (0.59%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.59%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 1 (0.59%) CA Single Sign-On
1 1 (0.59%) CA Wily
1 1 (0.59%) Ganglia
1 1 (0.59%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 38 (22.49%) VMware
2 33 (19.53%) Citrix
3 31 (18.34%) Google
4 8 (4.73%) Microsoft
5 7 (4.14%) Oracle
6 3 (1.78%) IBM
6 3 (1.78%) Snow
6 3 (1.78%) SYSPRO
7 2 (1.18%) Ab Initio
7 2 (1.18%) Aquila
7 2 (1.18%) EMC
7 2 (1.18%) SAP
8 1 (0.59%) CA
8 1 (0.59%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.59%) Lotus
8 1 (0.59%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.59%) Sage
8 1 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.59%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.59%) Trend Micro