The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 169 140 190
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +50
Permanent jobs citing Validation 48 87 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.80% 1.50% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 1.92% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 22 56 30
Average salary £36,000 £40,000 £37,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £73,500 £55,000 £55,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Validation
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4706 4521 4142
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 78.46% 77.69% 77.33%
Number of salaries quoted 3144 3397 3331
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Validation across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Validation
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Validation Salary Trend in Berkshire

Validation
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Validation across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

Validation Salary Histogram in Berkshire

Validation
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell -24 15 £36,000 +9.09% 1
Reading -32 10 £60,000 +27.65% 1
Newbury +15 8 £26,500 -
Slough -5 2 - - 4
Validation
South East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Validation.

1 53 (40.46%) Telecoms
2 45 (34.35%) Windows
3 41 (31.30%) Microsoft
4 34 (25.95%) Linux
4 34 (25.95%) Internet
5 33 (25.19%) UNIX
6 28 (21.37%) Solaris
7 26 (19.85%) SQL
7 26 (19.85%) Cisco
8 25 (19.08%) Firewall
8 25 (19.08%) RDBMS
8 25 (19.08%) Relational Database
9 24 (18.32%) Finance
10 23 (17.56%) TCP/IP
11 22 (16.79%) Project Management
11 22 (16.79%) German Language
12 21 (16.03%) Capacity Management
13 20 (15.27%) Retail
14 19 (14.50%) Huawei
14 19 (14.50%) Security Cleared
15 18 (13.74%) VMware Infrastructure
15 18 (13.74%) Analytical Skills
15 18 (13.74%) VMware
15 18 (13.74%) Juniper
15 18 (13.74%) Sun
15 18 (13.74%) ITIL
16 17 (12.98%) SQL Server
16 17 (12.98%) HP
16 17 (12.98%) BGP
16 17 (12.98%) MPLS

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Validation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (7.63%) Tomcat
2 6 (4.58%) IIS
3 4 (3.05%) Confluence
4 2 (1.53%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (1.53%) CMS
4 2 (1.53%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (1.53%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 5 (3.82%) MS Office
2 3 (2.29%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.53%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.53%) Maximo
1 2 (1.53%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.76%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.76%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.76%) Trello
1 1 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.76%) SaaS
1 1 (0.76%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 34 (25.95%) Internet
2 25 (19.08%) Firewall
3 23 (17.56%) TCP/IP
4 17 (12.98%) BGP
4 17 (12.98%) MPLS
4 17 (12.98%) OSPF
5 15 (11.45%) Cisco Nexus
5 15 (11.45%) SNMP
6 13 (9.92%) 3G
7 12 (9.16%) LTE
8 11 (8.40%) LAN
9 10 (7.63%) Network Security
10 9 (6.87%) GGSN
10 9 (6.87%) SGSN
10 9 (6.87%) IPsec
10 9 (6.87%) VPN
10 9 (6.87%) Broadband
11 8 (6.11%) WAN
12 6 (4.58%) DHCP
12 6 (4.58%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (19.08%) RDBMS
1 25 (19.08%) Relational Database
2 17 (12.98%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.05%) MySQL
3 4 (3.05%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.76%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 9 (6.87%) SilkPerformer
1 9 (6.87%) LoadRunner
2 6 (4.58%) Subversion
3 5 (3.82%) JIRA
3 5 (3.82%) WinRunner
3 5 (3.82%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (3.05%) JUnit
5 3 (2.29%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.53%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.76%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (0.76%) Selenium
7 1 (0.76%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.76%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.76%) MSTest
7 1 (0.76%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.76%) CruiseControl
General
1 53 (40.46%) Telecoms
2 24 (18.32%) Finance
3 22 (16.79%) German Language
4 20 (15.27%) Retail
5 16 (12.21%) French Language
6 8 (6.11%) Banking
7 6 (4.58%) Manufacturing
8 3 (2.29%) Marketing
9 2 (1.53%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.53%) Billing
9 2 (1.53%) Advertising
10 1 (0.76%) Legal
10 1 (0.76%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 34 (25.95%) Design Engineer
2 30 (22.90%) Senior Design Engineer
3 26 (19.85%) Support Engineer
4 23 (17.56%) Technical Support
4 23 (17.56%) Technical Support Engineer
4 23 (17.56%) Technical Engineer
5 15 (11.45%) IP Engineer
5 15 (11.45%) Senior IP Engineer
6 10 (7.63%) Project Manager
7 9 (6.87%) Analyst
8 8 (6.11%) Consultant
9 7 (5.34%) Security Engineer
9 7 (5.34%) Network Engineer
9 7 (5.34%) Business Analyst
10 6 (4.58%) Tester
10 6 (4.58%) Technical Project Manager
10 6 (4.58%) Software Tester
10 6 (4.58%) Technical Manager
10 6 (4.58%) Test Consultant
11 5 (3.82%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.40%) HTML
2 9 (6.87%) CSS
3 8 (6.11%) XML
4 7 (5.34%) jQuery
5 6 (4.58%) Spring
5 6 (4.58%) Ajax
6 4 (3.05%) XSD
6 4 (3.05%) JSP
6 4 (3.05%) Spring MVC
7 3 (2.29%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.29%) .NET
8 2 (1.53%) SOAP
8 2 (1.53%) WSDL
8 2 (1.53%) SAML
8 2 (1.53%) JSON
8 2 (1.53%) Java EE
8 2 (1.53%) RESTful
8 2 (1.53%) OAuth
8 2 (1.53%) Play Framework
9 1 (0.76%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.74%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.87%) Smartphone
2 9 (6.87%) Management Information System
3 8 (6.11%) CMDB
4 6 (4.58%) Digital Media
5 4 (3.05%) iPad
6 3 (2.29%) FMCG
6 3 (2.29%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.53%) SecurID
7 2 (1.53%) iSeries
8 1 (0.76%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.76%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 45 (34.35%) Windows
2 34 (25.95%) Linux
3 33 (25.19%) UNIX
4 28 (21.37%) Solaris
5 11 (8.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (7.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (6.87%) Windows 7
7 9 (6.87%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (16.79%) Project Management
2 21 (16.03%) Capacity Management
3 18 (13.74%) ITIL
4 17 (12.98%) Service Management
5 16 (12.21%) Load Balancing
6 15 (11.45%) Regression Testing
7 14 (10.69%) ITSM
8 12 (9.16%) E-Commerce
8 12 (9.16%) Risk Assessment
9 10 (7.63%) Change Management
9 10 (7.63%) Business Analysis
9 10 (7.63%) Test Management
9 10 (7.63%) Demand Forecasting
10 9 (6.87%) Non-Functional Testing
10 9 (6.87%) Test Automation
10 9 (6.87%) Migration
11 8 (6.11%) Programme Management
11 8 (6.11%) Technical Architecture
11 8 (6.11%) Coaching
12 7 (5.34%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 26 (19.85%) SQL
2 6 (4.58%) Java
2 6 (4.58%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.29%) C#
4 2 (1.53%) RPG
5 1 (0.76%) Apex Code
5 1 (0.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (14.50%) Security Cleared
2 15 (11.45%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (10.69%) Degree
4 9 (6.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (6.87%) ISTQB
4 9 (6.87%) ISEB
5 8 (6.11%) CCNA
5 8 (6.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (5.34%) CCNP
7 6 (4.58%) MCSE
7 6 (4.58%) MCSA
7 6 (4.58%) MCDBA
7 6 (4.58%) MCP
7 6 (4.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (4.58%) Network+ Certification
8 4 (3.05%) CISSP
8 4 (3.05%) CISM
8 4 (3.05%) DV Cleared
9 3 (2.29%) NVQ Level 4
9 3 (2.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.87%) QA
2 5 (3.82%) SLA
3 3 (2.29%) ISO 14001
3 3 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.53%) COBIT
4 2 (1.53%) COSO
4 2 (1.53%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.53%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.76%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.76%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 18 (13.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (11.45%) VMware ESX
2 15 (11.45%) VMware Workstation
3 10 (7.63%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.29%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.29%) vSphere
4 3 (2.29%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.76%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 9 (6.87%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (6.11%) OpenView
2 8 (6.11%) Tivoli
2 8 (6.11%) Netcool
2 8 (6.11%) TeMIP
2 8 (6.11%) HP NNM
2 8 (6.11%) OVPI
3 3 (2.29%) FortiGate
3 3 (2.29%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.76%) SCCM
4 1 (0.76%) SCOM
4 1 (0.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 41 (31.30%) Microsoft
2 26 (19.85%) Cisco
3 19 (14.50%) Huawei
4 18 (13.74%) VMware
4 18 (13.74%) Juniper
4 18 (13.74%) Sun
5 17 (12.98%) HP
6 16 (12.21%) Oracle
7 10 (7.63%) IBM
7 10 (7.63%) NetApp
8 9 (6.87%) Fujitsu
9 8 (6.11%) BMC
10 7 (5.34%) F5
10 7 (5.34%) CheckPoint
11 4 (3.05%) SAP
11 4 (3.05%) hybris
12 3 (2.29%) EMC
12 3 (2.29%) Nokia
13 2 (1.53%) Siebel
13 2 (1.53%) JD Edwards
Slough, Berkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
GA Global
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum 6.6K Car Allowance + 20% bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £35,000 to £36,000 per annum Plus Excellent Bens
Posted: 6 days ago