Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
England > North West
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 217 206 233
Rank change year-on-year -11 +27 +61
Permanent jobs citing Validation 152 167 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.19% 1.35% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 1.50% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 116 116 91
North West median annual salary £47,500 £34,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +39.71% -9.33% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £21,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £66,875 £53,125 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -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 11,497 11,148 10,705
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 90.34% 90.38% 88.87%
Number of salaries quoted 9,130 9,322 8,902
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,250 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £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 18 January 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 18 January 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 0 96 £50,000 +37.93% 17
Cheshire -40 19 £46,250 +36.03% 9
Lancashire +8 14 £40,000 +48.15% 4
Merseyside +28 12 £45,500 +34.81% 5
Cumbria -1 4 £45,000 +66.67%
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 42 (27.63%) C
1 42 (27.63%) Java
2 39 (25.66%) Degree
3 37 (24.34%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (22.37%) VMware
4 34 (22.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (22.37%) Hyper-V
5 32 (21.05%) QA
6 28 (18.42%) Linux
6 28 (18.42%) Microsoft Azure
6 28 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
7 27 (17.76%) Amazon AWS
8 24 (15.79%) Product Management
8 24 (15.79%) Google Cloud Platform
8 24 (15.79%) Citrix
8 24 (15.79%) SQL
8 24 (15.79%) Google
9 23 (15.13%) C++
9 23 (15.13%) Test Automation
10 20 (13.16%) DevOps
11 19 (12.50%) Finance
11 19 (12.50%) Software Testing
11 19 (12.50%) Selenium
12 18 (11.84%) WebSphere
12 18 (11.84%) Software Engineering
12 18 (11.84%) Web Services
12 18 (11.84%) Tomcat
13 17 (11.18%) SQL Server
13 17 (11.18%) C#
13 17 (11.18%) Security Cleared

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 18 (11.84%) Tomcat
1 18 (11.84%) WebSphere
2 9 (5.92%) SAS
3 6 (3.95%) JBoss
4 5 (3.29%) iPlanet
5 4 (2.63%) Apache
6 3 (1.97%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.97%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.32%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.32%) Confluence
7 2 (1.32%) IIS
8 1 (0.66%) CMS
8 1 (0.66%) Drupal
8 1 (0.66%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (5.26%) SOLIDWORKS
2 3 (1.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.97%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.66%) CATIA
4 1 (0.66%) GNU Octave
4 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.66%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.66%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.66%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.66%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 28 (18.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (17.76%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (15.79%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.32%) SaaS
5 1 (0.66%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.26%) Unified Communications
2 7 (4.61%) Bluetooth
2 7 (4.61%) VoIP
3 6 (3.95%) PBX
4 4 (2.63%) LDAP
5 3 (1.97%) SSL
6 2 (1.32%) Internet
7 1 (0.66%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.18%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.95%) Base SAS
3 5 (3.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.32%) Big Data
5 2 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.32%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.32%) Power BI
5 2 (1.32%) QlikView
5 2 (1.32%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.32%) SSDT
6 1 (0.66%) Lumira
6 1 (0.66%) MySQL
6 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 19 (12.50%) Selenium
2 16 (10.53%) Cucumber
3 11 (7.24%) Git (software)
4 7 (4.61%) Jenkins
5 5 (3.29%) JIRA
6 4 (2.63%) Subversion
7 3 (1.97%) Grunt
7 3 (1.97%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.32%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.32%) Jasmine
8 2 (1.32%) JUnit
8 2 (1.32%) NUnit
8 2 (1.32%) Ranorex
8 2 (1.32%) Robot Framework
8 2 (1.32%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (1.32%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.32%) TestNG
8 2 (1.32%) Zephyr
9 1 (0.66%) gulp
9 1 (0.66%) webpack
General
1 19 (12.50%) Finance
2 10 (6.58%) Banking
2 10 (6.58%) Military
2 10 (6.58%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.92%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.95%) International Banking
5 3 (1.97%) Advertising
5 3 (1.97%) Electronics
5 3 (1.97%) Legal
6 2 (1.32%) Automotive
6 2 (1.32%) French Language
6 2 (1.32%) German Language
6 2 (1.32%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.32%) Japanese Language
6 2 (1.32%) Law
6 2 (1.32%) Marketing
6 2 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.66%) Back Office
7 1 (0.66%) Games
7 1 (0.66%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (20.39%) Analyst
2 23 (15.13%) Developer
3 15 (9.87%) Software Developer
4 14 (9.21%) Java Developer
4 14 (9.21%) Java Software Developer
5 12 (7.89%) Software Engineer
6 11 (7.24%) Business Analyst
6 11 (7.24%) Integration Engineer
7 10 (6.58%) Senior Analyst
7 10 (6.58%) Test and Integration Engineer
7 10 (6.58%) Test Engineer
8 9 (5.92%) Senior Business Analyst
8 9 (5.92%) Senior Software Engineer
8 9 (5.92%) Software Support Engineer
8 9 (5.92%) Support Engineer
9 8 (5.26%) Administrator
9 8 (5.26%) Senior Systems Administrator
9 8 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
9 8 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
9 8 (5.26%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.84%) Web Services
2 15 (9.87%) Ajax
3 14 (9.21%) GWT
3 14 (9.21%) Java EE
3 14 (9.21%) Java SE
3 14 (9.21%) JPA
4 9 (5.92%) QML
4 9 (5.92%) Qt
5 8 (5.26%) HTML
6 7 (4.61%) XML
7 5 (3.29%) AngularJS
7 5 (3.29%) Middleware
8 4 (2.63%) CSS
8 4 (2.63%) EDI
8 4 (2.63%) HTML5
8 4 (2.63%) Velocity
9 3 (1.97%) IBM Integration Bus
9 3 (1.97%) jQuery
9 3 (1.97%) SOAP
9 3 (1.97%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (8.55%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.61%) Embedded Systems
3 7 (4.61%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (4.61%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.95%) Credit Risk
5 5 (3.29%) User Experience
6 4 (2.63%) Algorithms
6 4 (2.63%) Mainframe
6 4 (2.63%) Replication
6 4 (2.63%) TRADACOMS
7 3 (1.97%) W3C
8 2 (1.32%) CCTV
8 2 (1.32%) Life Science
9 1 (0.66%) Derivative
9 1 (0.66%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.66%) IVR
9 1 (0.66%) Verilog
9 1 (0.66%) VHDL
9 1 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 28 (18.42%) Linux
2 12 (7.89%) Windows
3 9 (5.92%) Android
4 4 (2.63%) Unix
5 3 (1.97%) AIX
5 3 (1.97%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (1.97%) Solaris
6 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (24.34%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (15.79%) Product Management
3 23 (15.13%) Test Automation
4 20 (13.16%) DevOps
5 19 (12.50%) Software Testing
6 18 (11.84%) Software Engineering
7 16 (10.53%) Test Strategy
8 15 (9.87%) Scrum
9 14 (9.21%) Test Scripting
10 13 (8.55%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (8.55%) ITIL
11 12 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement
11 12 (7.89%) SDLC
12 11 (7.24%) Information Security
12 11 (7.24%) Mentoring
12 11 (7.24%) Time Management
13 9 (5.92%) Problem Management
13 9 (5.92%) Regression Testing
13 9 (5.92%) Service Delivery
14 8 (5.26%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 42 (27.63%) C
1 42 (27.63%) Java
2 24 (15.79%) SQL
3 23 (15.13%) C++
4 17 (11.18%) C#
5 14 (9.21%) Python
6 11 (7.24%) Perl
7 9 (5.92%) Embedded C
8 7 (4.61%) JavaScript
9 6 (3.95%) T-SQL
10 5 (3.29%) Ruby
11 4 (2.63%) PHP
12 2 (1.32%) Groovy
12 2 (1.32%) MATLAB
12 2 (1.32%) R
12 2 (1.32%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.32%) VBA
13 1 (0.66%) ES6
13 1 (0.66%) Go
13 1 (0.66%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 39 (25.66%) Degree
2 17 (11.18%) Security Cleared
3 13 (8.55%) DV Cleared
4 11 (7.24%) Numerate Degree
5 7 (4.61%) SC Cleared
6 6 (3.95%) ISTQB
6 6 (3.95%) SAS Certification
7 5 (3.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (2.63%) Master's Degree
9 3 (1.97%) HNC
9 3 (1.97%) HND
10 2 (1.32%) ISEB
10 2 (1.32%) PhD
11 1 (0.66%) MCSE
11 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.66%) OCA
11 1 (0.66%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (21.05%) QA
2 8 (5.26%) ISO 13485
2 8 (5.26%) SLA
3 3 (1.97%) COBIT
4 2 (1.32%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.66%) EMIR
5 1 (0.66%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.66%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.66%) MiFID
5 1 (0.66%) WAI
System Software
1 34 (22.37%) Hyper-V
1 34 (22.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.66%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (3.29%) BladeLogic
2 4 (2.63%) CA Wily
3 3 (1.97%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.32%) CA Single Sign-On
4 2 (1.32%) Ganglia
4 2 (1.32%) Netcool
4 2 (1.32%) SCOM
Vendors
1 34 (22.37%) VMware
2 24 (15.79%) Citrix
2 24 (15.79%) Google
3 8 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 7 (4.61%) IBM
5 6 (3.95%) Oracle
6 4 (2.63%) CA
7 3 (1.97%) Snow
7 3 (1.97%) SYSPRO
8 2 (1.32%) Aquila
8 2 (1.32%) Cisco
9 1 (0.66%) Ab Initio
9 1 (0.66%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.66%) Avaya
9 1 (0.66%) BT
9 1 (0.66%) MobileIron
9 1 (0.66%) NICE Systems
9 1 (0.66%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.66%) Sage
9 1 (0.66%) SAP