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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 171 140 156
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +16
Permanent jobs citing Validation 56 83 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.94% 1.51% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 2.03% 1.42%
Number of salaries quoted 35 44 54
Average salary £55,500 £41,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+34.54% -2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £30,750 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
4482 4088 4164
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 75.32% 74.41% 74.82%
Number of salaries quoted 3008 3085 3440
Average salary £50,000 £47,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.38% +2.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
Reading -21 28 £60,000 +25.00% 3
Bracknell -3 14 £40,000 +23.07%
Newbury - 3 - -
Slough -1 2 £43,750 +2.94%
Maidenhead -17 1 £45,000 -
Wokingham - 1 £60,000 -
Validation
South East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 50 (34.97%) Telecoms
2 48 (33.57%) Microsoft
3 40 (27.97%) Windows
4 37 (25.87%) Internet
5 34 (23.78%) Linux
6 32 (22.38%) TCP/IP
7 29 (20.28%) Cisco
8 28 (19.58%) RDBMS
8 28 (19.58%) Firewall
8 28 (19.58%) German Language
8 28 (19.58%) Relational Database
9 27 (18.88%) Capacity Management
9 27 (18.88%) UNIX
10 25 (17.48%) Solaris
11 21 (14.69%) SQL Server
11 21 (14.69%) Huawei
12 20 (13.99%) French Language
12 20 (13.99%) Sun
13 19 (13.29%) ITIL
13 19 (13.29%) 3G
13 19 (13.29%) Cisco Certification
14 18 (12.59%) LTE
15 17 (11.89%) Security Cleared
15 17 (11.89%) Microsoft Certification
15 17 (11.89%) Juniper
15 17 (11.89%) MPLS
15 17 (11.89%) OSPF
15 17 (11.89%) BGP
15 17 (11.89%) MS Office
15 17 (11.89%) SQL

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 4 (2.80%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (2.10%) SAS
3 2 (1.40%) CMS
3 2 (1.40%) IIS
3 2 (1.40%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.40%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (1.40%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 17 (11.89%) MS Office
2 1 (0.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.40%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.40%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.40%) Maximo
3 1 (0.70%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.70%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.70%) Force.com
1 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (25.87%) Internet
2 32 (22.38%) TCP/IP
3 28 (19.58%) Firewall
4 19 (13.29%) 3G
5 18 (12.59%) LTE
6 17 (11.89%) MPLS
6 17 (11.89%) OSPF
6 17 (11.89%) BGP
7 15 (10.49%) SNMP
7 15 (10.49%) Cisco Nexus
8 11 (7.69%) Network Security
9 10 (6.99%) IPsec
10 9 (6.29%) INAP
10 9 (6.29%) MGW
10 9 (6.29%) GGSN
10 9 (6.29%) SGSN
10 9 (6.29%) Broadband
10 9 (6.29%) VoLTE
11 8 (5.59%) LAN
11 8 (5.59%) ISUP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (19.58%) RDBMS
1 28 (19.58%) Relational Database
2 21 (14.69%) SQL Server
3 11 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (4.20%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.70%) DataStage
5 1 (0.70%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 15 (10.49%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.80%) LoadRunner
2 4 (2.80%) SilkPerformer
2 4 (2.80%) Selenium
2 4 (2.80%) WebDriver
2 4 (2.80%) MSTest
2 4 (2.80%) Selenium IDE
3 2 (1.40%) Subversion
3 2 (1.40%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.70%) CruiseControl
General
1 50 (34.97%) Telecoms
2 28 (19.58%) German Language
3 20 (13.99%) French Language
4 16 (11.19%) Finance
5 13 (9.09%) Retail
6 8 (5.59%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (4.90%) Banking
8 3 (2.10%) Billing
9 2 (1.40%) Marketing
9 2 (1.40%) Advertising
10 1 (0.70%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 42 (29.37%) Design Engineer
2 35 (24.48%) Senior Design Engineer
3 29 (20.28%) Support Engineer
4 26 (18.18%) Technical Support Engineer
4 26 (18.18%) Technical Engineer
4 26 (18.18%) Technical Support
5 16 (11.19%) Network Engineer
6 15 (10.49%) IP Engineer
6 15 (10.49%) Senior IP Engineer
7 13 (9.09%) Consultant
8 12 (8.39%) Analyst
9 11 (7.69%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
9 11 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
9 11 (7.69%) Security Engineer
9 11 (7.69%) CRM Consultant
9 11 (7.69%) Microsoft Consultant
10 10 (6.99%) Technical Leader
10 10 (6.99%) Network Design Engineer
10 10 (6.99%) Voice Engineer
11 9 (6.29%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.19%) HTML
2 14 (9.79%) CSS
3 13 (9.09%) .NET
3 13 (9.09%) ASP.NET
3 13 (9.09%) XML
4 11 (7.69%) WSDL
5 3 (2.10%) jQuery
6 2 (1.40%) OAuth
6 2 (1.40%) RESTful
6 2 (1.40%) Play Framework
6 2 (1.40%) SAML
6 2 (1.40%) Spring
6 2 (1.40%) Ajax
6 2 (1.40%) Java EE
6 2 (1.40%) JSON
6 2 (1.40%) SOAP
7 1 (0.70%) Visualforce
7 1 (0.70%) HTML5
7 1 (0.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.99%) Management Information System
2 9 (6.29%) Smartphone
3 7 (4.90%) CMDB
4 4 (2.80%) Digital Media
5 3 (2.10%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.40%) SecurID
6 2 (1.40%) FMCG
6 2 (1.40%) iSeries
7 1 (0.70%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.70%) Human Factors
7 1 (0.70%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 40 (27.97%) Windows
2 34 (23.78%) Linux
3 27 (18.88%) UNIX
4 25 (17.48%) Solaris
5 5 (3.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.80%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.80%) Windows XP
6 4 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (18.88%) Capacity Management
2 19 (13.29%) ITIL
3 16 (11.19%) CRM
4 15 (10.49%) Project Management
4 15 (10.49%) Service Management
4 15 (10.49%) Load Balancing
5 13 (9.09%) ITSM
6 11 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
6 11 (7.69%) Network Design
7 10 (6.99%) Business Analysis
7 10 (6.99%) Demand Forecasting
8 9 (6.29%) Change Management
9 7 (4.90%) Workflow
9 7 (4.90%) E-Commerce
9 7 (4.90%) Time Management
10 6 (4.20%) Regression Testing
10 6 (4.20%) Data Analysis
10 6 (4.20%) Security Management
10 6 (4.20%) Data Management
11 5 (3.50%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (11.89%) SQL
2 11 (7.69%) C#
2 11 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.10%) C
4 2 (1.40%) RPG
4 2 (1.40%) Java
4 2 (1.40%) VB
5 1 (0.70%) Python
5 1 (0.70%) IronPython
5 1 (0.70%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 19 (13.29%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (11.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (11.89%) Security Cleared
3 12 (8.39%) CCNA
4 11 (7.69%) Degree
5 8 (5.59%) CCNP
6 6 (4.20%) Network+ Certification
6 6 (4.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (4.20%) MCP
6 6 (4.20%) MCSE
6 6 (4.20%) MCSA
6 6 (4.20%) MCDBA
7 4 (2.80%) ISEB
7 4 (2.80%) CISSP
7 4 (2.80%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.80%) ISTQB
7 4 (2.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (2.10%) DV Cleared
8 3 (2.10%) NVQ Level 3
8 3 (2.10%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.50%) SLA
2 4 (2.80%) QA
3 3 (2.10%) ISO 14001
3 3 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.40%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.40%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.70%) COSO
5 1 (0.70%) COBIT
5 1 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (6.99%) VMware ESX
2 10 (6.99%) VMware Workstation
3 8 (5.59%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.10%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.10%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.10%) vSphere
5 1 (0.70%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 7 (4.90%) OpenView
1 7 (4.90%) Tivoli
1 7 (4.90%) Netcool
1 7 (4.90%) TeMIP
1 7 (4.90%) HP NNM
1 7 (4.90%) OVPI
2 4 (2.80%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (2.10%) FortiGate
3 3 (2.10%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 48 (33.57%) Microsoft
2 29 (20.28%) Cisco
3 21 (14.69%) Huawei
4 20 (13.99%) Sun
5 17 (11.89%) Juniper
6 13 (9.09%) VMware
7 12 (8.39%) HP
7 12 (8.39%) Oracle
8 9 (6.29%) IBM
8 9 (6.29%) Nokia
9 8 (5.59%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 8 (5.59%) CheckPoint
10 7 (4.90%) BMC
10 7 (4.90%) F5
11 4 (2.80%) NetApp
11 4 (2.80%) Fujitsu
12 3 (2.10%) Ericsson
12 3 (2.10%) SAP
12 3 (2.10%) EMC
13 2 (1.40%) Siebel
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