The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 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 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
South Yorkshire / Sheffield
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 65 74
Rank change year-on-year +9 +9  
Permanent jobs citing Validation 10 6 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 2.11% 0.95% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.25% 1.13% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 6 5 8
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +41.66%  
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 Sheffield with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Sheffield
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 444 529 707
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 93.87% 84.10% 91.94%
Number of salaries quoted 356 447 598
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Sheffield 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 Sheffield

Validation
Salary Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Validation in Sheffield.

Salary trend for Validation in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 29 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 Sheffield region with a requirement for Validation.

1 20 (83.33%) Software Engineering
2 19 (79.17%) C++
3 15 (62.50%) Embedded C
3 15 (62.50%) Embedded C++
3 15 (62.50%) Firmware
3 15 (62.50%) C
3 15 (62.50%) Bluetooth
3 15 (62.50%) Ethernet
3 15 (62.50%) TCP/IP
3 15 (62.50%) Wireless
3 15 (62.50%) Electronics
3 15 (62.50%) ZigBee
3 15 (62.50%) Home Automation
3 15 (62.50%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (62.50%) ANSI C
3 15 (62.50%) RS-232
3 15 (62.50%) RS-485
3 15 (62.50%) RS-422
4 11 (45.83%) Manufacturing
5 4 (16.67%) Finance
5 4 (16.67%) XAML
5 4 (16.67%) VBA
5 4 (16.67%) Visual Studio
5 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 4 (16.67%) Data Management
5 4 (16.67%) Management Information System
5 4 (16.67%) Statistical Analysis
5 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 4 (16.67%) C#
5 4 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Sheffield 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:

Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (62.50%) Bluetooth
1 15 (62.50%) Ethernet
1 15 (62.50%) RS-232
1 15 (62.50%) RS-422
1 15 (62.50%) RS-485
1 15 (62.50%) TCP/IP
1 15 (62.50%) Wireless
1 15 (62.50%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (62.50%) Electronics
2 11 (45.83%) Manufacturing
3 4 (16.67%) Finance
3 4 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 19 (79.17%) Software Engineer
2 15 (62.50%) Embedded Engineer
2 15 (62.50%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
2 15 (62.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 15 (62.50%) Firmware Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Data Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Application Development Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Applications Development Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Applications Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Development Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Development Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) WPF
2 1 (4.17%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (62.50%) Analytical Skills
1 15 (62.50%) Home Automation
2 4 (16.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (83.33%) Software Engineering
2 4 (16.67%) Coaching
2 4 (16.67%) Data Management
2 4 (16.67%) IT Strategy
2 4 (16.67%) Multithreading
2 4 (16.67%) MVVM
2 4 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 4 (16.67%) Product Management
2 4 (16.67%) SDLC
2 4 (16.67%) Statistical Analysis
2 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (4.17%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (4.17%) Release Management
3 1 (4.17%) Scorecard
3 1 (4.17%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 19 (79.17%) C++
2 15 (62.50%) ANSI C
2 15 (62.50%) C
2 15 (62.50%) Embedded C
2 15 (62.50%) Embedded C++
3 4 (16.67%) C#
3 4 (16.67%) VBA
3 4 (16.67%) XAML
4 1 (4.17%) Java
4 1 (4.17%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 15 (62.50%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft