The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 84 85
Rank change year-on-year +13 +1  
Permanent jobs citing Validation 2 4 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 0.31% 0.49% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.60% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 6
Median salary £60,000 £40,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +50.00% -8.57%  
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 Southampton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Southampton
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 561 662 818
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 88.35% 81.43% 86.01%
Number of salaries quoted 513 628 633
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £72,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton 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 Southampton

Validation
Salary Trend in Southampton

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

Salary trend for Validation in Southampton

For the 6 months to 30 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Validation.

1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
1 2 (50.00%) Manufacturing
1 2 (50.00%) Presales
1 2 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (25.00%) Smart Energy
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) COBIT
2 1 (25.00%) Wealth Management
2 1 (25.00%) Information Assurance
2 1 (25.00%) CRISC
2 1 (25.00%) Legal
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) CISSP
2 1 (25.00%) CISA
2 1 (25.00%) CISM
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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:

General
1 2 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (25.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Engineering Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Head of IT
2 1 (25.00%) Head of IT Security
2 1 (25.00%) Head of Security
2 1 (25.00%) Lead Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Smart Energy
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
1 2 (50.00%) Presales
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) Information Assurance
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Wealth Management
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) CISA
2 1 (25.00%) CISM
2 1 (25.00%) CISSP
2 1 (25.00%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) COBIT