The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 100 89 111
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +22
Permanent jobs citing Validation 22 34 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.13% 1.82% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 2.36% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 4 25 10
Average salary £55,000 £38,000 £18,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+44.73% +102.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £32,500 £18,525
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £50,000 £21,375
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 Buckinghamshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Buckinghamshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1539 1443 1430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 78.84% 77.17% 76.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1141 1207 1168
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Validation
Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Validation Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

Validation
Salary Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Validation across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Validation Salary Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Validation
Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 17 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Milton Keynes -13 14 - - 2
Amersham -2 2 - -
Validation
South East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 23 (44.23%) Degree
2 22 (42.31%) Finance
3 20 (38.46%) ITIL
4 19 (36.54%) Management Information System
4 19 (36.54%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (28.85%) Disaster Recovery
6 13 (25.00%) Legal
6 13 (25.00%) Business Analysis
6 13 (25.00%) Life Science
7 12 (23.08%) Project Management
7 12 (23.08%) Pharmaceutical
7 12 (23.08%) Capacity Planning
8 11 (21.15%) UNIX
8 11 (21.15%) Computer Science
9 10 (19.23%) MS Excel
9 10 (19.23%) Cisco
9 10 (19.23%) HP
9 10 (19.23%) Configuration Management
9 10 (19.23%) Telecoms
9 10 (19.23%) VMware
9 10 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (19.23%) LPAR
9 10 (19.23%) Root Cause Analysis
10 9 (17.31%) Oracle
10 9 (17.31%) Windows
11 8 (15.38%) MS Office
11 8 (15.38%) Document Management
11 8 (15.38%) KVM
12 7 (13.46%) MS PowerPoint
13 6 (11.54%) Solaris

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 5 (9.62%) JCAPS
2 2 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (3.85%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.85%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.85%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 10 (19.23%) MS Excel
2 8 (15.38%) MS Office
3 7 (13.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (3.85%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (1.92%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 1 (1.92%) PeopleSoft HRMS
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) Intranet
1 2 (3.85%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.77%) Oracle Database
2 3 (5.77%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle Forms
General
1 22 (42.31%) Finance
2 13 (25.00%) Legal
3 12 (23.08%) Pharmaceutical
4 10 (19.23%) Telecoms
5 5 (9.62%) Billing
6 4 (7.69%) Publishing
6 4 (7.69%) Military
7 1 (1.92%) Banking
7 1 (1.92%) Retail
7 1 (1.92%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (23.08%) Administrator
2 11 (21.15%) Analyst
2 11 (21.15%) Business Manager
3 10 (19.23%) Systems Administrator
3 10 (19.23%) Project Manager
4 6 (11.54%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 6 (11.54%) Linux Administrator
4 6 (11.54%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 6 (11.54%) UNIX Administrator
4 6 (11.54%) Solaris Systems Administrator
4 6 (11.54%) Solaris Administrator
4 6 (11.54%) Business Process Manager
4 6 (11.54%) Process Manager
4 6 (11.54%) Process Improvement Manager
4 6 (11.54%) Business Process Improvement Manager
5 5 (9.62%) Business Change Project Manager
5 5 (9.62%) Change Project Manager
5 5 (9.62%) Delivery Manager
5 5 (9.62%) Billing Analyst
5 5 (9.62%) Business Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.85%) XML
2 1 (1.92%) Middleware
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (1.92%) .NET
2 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (36.54%) Management Information System
1 19 (36.54%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (25.00%) Life Science
3 11 (21.15%) Computer Science
4 10 (19.23%) LPAR
5 4 (7.69%) Client/Server
6 2 (3.85%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 11 (21.15%) UNIX
2 9 (17.31%) Windows
3 6 (11.54%) Solaris
3 6 (11.54%) Linux
4 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (7.69%) AIX
4 4 (7.69%) HPUX
4 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.85%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (38.46%) ITIL
2 15 (28.85%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 12 (23.08%) Capacity Planning
4 12 (23.08%) Project Management
5 10 (19.23%) Configuration Management
5 10 (19.23%) Root Cause Analysis
6 8 (15.38%) Document Management
7 6 (11.54%) Business Process Improvement
7 6 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (11.54%) Process Improvement
8 5 (9.62%) ITIL V3
8 5 (9.62%) Problem Management
8 5 (9.62%) ITSM
8 5 (9.62%) Service Delivery
8 5 (9.62%) Capacity Management
9 4 (7.69%) Service Management
9 4 (7.69%) PRINCE2
9 4 (7.69%) Information Management
9 4 (7.69%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (1.92%) Java
2 1 (1.92%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (44.23%) Degree
2 3 (5.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (5.77%) ACCA
2 3 (5.77%) CIMA
2 3 (5.77%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.85%) PMP
4 1 (1.92%) ISEB
4 1 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.54%) GCP
2 2 (3.85%) GxP
2 2 (3.85%) QA
2 2 (3.85%) GAMP
3 1 (1.92%) DO-160
System Software
1 10 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (15.38%) KVM
3 4 (7.69%) XenApp
Vendors
1 10 (19.23%) Cisco
1 10 (19.23%) HP
1 10 (19.23%) VMware
2 9 (17.31%) Oracle
3 6 (11.54%) Red Hat
4 5 (9.62%) Tumbleweed
4 5 (9.62%) Microsoft
5 4 (7.69%) Citrix
5 4 (7.69%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.92%) Cramer
6 1 (1.92%) Cognizant
6 1 (1.92%) EMC
6 1 (1.92%) PeopleSoft