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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 58 57 55
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 -
Permanent jobs citing Validation 18 1 5
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 2.66% 0.26% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.00% 0.27% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 5
10th Percentile £34,500 - £36,250
25th Percentile £46,875 - £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £22,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +211.11% -50.00% -
75th Percentile £71,250 - -
90th Percentile £72,000 - £48,750
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Northern Ireland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 601 375 434
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 88.91% 96.65% 91.75%
Number of salaries quoted 346 222 234
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £28,750
25th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £40,000 £41,750
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -4.19% -1.76%
75th Percentile £58,750 £52,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,375 £60,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing Validation as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Northern Ireland

Validation
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Validation in Northern Ireland.

Salary trend for Validation in Northern Ireland

Validation
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Validation in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 24 May 2022.

Salary histogram for Validation in Northern Ireland

Validation
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 24 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Newry - 8 - -
County Down - 8 - -
County Antrim -6 4 £70,000 +211.11% 3
Validation
UK

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Validation.

1 14 (77.78%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (55.56%) Problem-Solving
2 10 (55.56%) Management Information System
2 10 (55.56%) Life Science
3 8 (44.44%) Data Protection
3 8 (44.44%) Biotechnology
3 8 (44.44%) Computer Science
3 8 (44.44%) Pharmaceutical
3 8 (44.44%) Windows
3 8 (44.44%) Social Skills
4 7 (38.89%) Mentoring
4 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
4 7 (38.89%) QA
5 6 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (33.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (33.33%) GMP
5 6 (33.33%) Quality Management
5 6 (33.33%) Chemistry
5 6 (33.33%) QMS
5 6 (33.33%) Presentation Skills
6 5 (27.78%) Migration
7 4 (22.22%) Project Management
7 4 (22.22%) Scrum
7 4 (22.22%) Degree
7 4 (22.22%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (22.22%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (22.22%) Windows 10
8 2 (11.11%) SQL

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 1 (5.56%) Apache Spark
1 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (5.56%) Simulink
2 1 (5.56%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Apache Hive
1 1 (5.56%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (5.56%) Hadoop
1 1 (5.56%) Power BI
1 1 (5.56%) QlikView
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Artifactory
1 1 (5.56%) Bitbucket
1 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.56%) JIRA
1 1 (5.56%) JUnit
1 1 (5.56%) Maven
1 1 (5.56%) NUnit
1 1 (5.56%) SonarQube
General
1 14 (77.78%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (44.44%) Pharmaceutical
2 8 (44.44%) Social Skills
3 6 (33.33%) Presentation Skills
4 1 (5.56%) Electronics
4 1 (5.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) IT Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) IT Support
2 4 (22.22%) IT Support Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Support Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Data Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Embedded Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Java Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Report Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Senior DevOps
3 1 (5.56%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Senior Java Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
1 1 (5.56%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (55.56%) Life Science
1 10 (55.56%) Management Information System
2 8 (44.44%) Biotechnology
3 1 (5.56%) Algorithms
3 1 (5.56%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Windows 10
3 1 (5.56%) Linux
3 1 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Problem-Solving
2 8 (44.44%) Computer Science
2 8 (44.44%) Data Protection
3 7 (38.89%) Mentoring
4 6 (33.33%) Chemistry
4 6 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (33.33%) QMS
4 6 (33.33%) Quality Management
5 5 (27.78%) Migration
6 4 (22.22%) Project Management
6 4 (22.22%) Scrum
7 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (5.56%) Change Management
7 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (5.56%) Data Integration
7 1 (5.56%) Data Migration
7 1 (5.56%) Data Validation
7 1 (5.56%) ERP
7 1 (5.56%) ETL
7 1 (5.56%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) Python
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) MATLAB
2 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Computer Science Degree
1 4 (22.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (38.89%) QA
2 6 (33.33%) GMP
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) AppDynamics
2 1 (5.56%) CyberArk
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) Snow