The first table below looks at the demand for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 263 252 268
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +16
Permanent jobs citing Validation 1114 1120 1110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.01% 1.10% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 1.40% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 819 733 857
Average salary £46,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.41% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
88420 80219 86231
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 80.41% 78.74% 77.51%
Number of salaries quoted 71927 66287 74078
Average salary £49,000 £47,500 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.15% +1.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Validation
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Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in England

Validation
Salary Trend in England

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

Validation Salary Trend in England

Validation
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Validation across the England region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Validation Salary Histogram in England

Validation
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the England region over the 3 months to 24 July 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
London -17 412 £52,250 +4.50% 60
South East -35 281 £50,000 +25.00% 35
East of England -4 105 £47,000 +10.58% 7
North West +23 84 £36,000 -0.68% 24
South West -14 67 £42,500 +13.33% 10
West Midlands +9 65 £37,500 -0.66% 11
Yorkshire -16 49 £42,500 +11.84% 17
East Midlands -45 37 £37,500 - 4
Midlands - 3 £40,000 -
North East -10 1 £24,250 -28.67% 1
Validation
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Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the England 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.

1 561 (26.26%) Degree
2 533 (24.95%) Finance
3 527 (24.67%) SQL
4 342 (16.01%) Microsoft
5 321 (15.03%) Oracle
6 287 (13.44%) SQL Server
7 282 (13.20%) Project Management
8 266 (12.45%) UNIX
9 265 (12.41%) Windows
10 251 (11.75%) Java
11 234 (10.96%) QA
12 226 (10.58%) Agile Software Development
13 224 (10.49%) Linux
14 220 (10.30%) Data Validation
15 214 (10.02%) Business Analysis
16 208 (9.74%) HTML
17 202 (9.46%) C#
18 201 (9.41%) C++
19 199 (9.32%) Computer Science
19 199 (9.32%) Software Engineering
20 195 (9.13%) Business Intelligence
21 191 (8.94%) .NET
22 186 (8.71%) ITIL
23 182 (8.52%) Telecoms
24 177 (8.29%) Relational Database
25 172 (8.05%) MS Excel
26 171 (8.01%) JavaScript
27 165 (7.72%) CSS
28 164 (7.68%) C
29 161 (7.54%) Management Information System

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the England 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 62 (2.90%) SAS
2 56 (2.62%) CMS
3 49 (2.29%) SharePoint
4 37 (1.73%) Tomcat
5 24 (1.12%) WebSphere
5 24 (1.12%) FileNet
6 23 (1.08%) IIS
7 18 (0.84%) Apache
8 17 (0.80%) Confluence
8 17 (0.80%) MS Exchange
9 16 (0.75%) WebLogic
9 16 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
10 15 (0.70%) Documentum
10 15 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
11 12 (0.56%) CICS
11 12 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
12 10 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (0.37%) Lync
14 7 (0.33%) JCAPS
15 4 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 172 (8.05%) MS Excel
2 107 (5.01%) MS Office
3 52 (2.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 40 (1.87%) MS Project
5 37 (1.73%) MS Visio
6 26 (1.22%) Simulink
7 24 (1.12%) SPSS
8 21 (0.98%) OmniGraffle
9 17 (0.80%) Photoshop
10 6 (0.28%) Stateflow
11 5 (0.23%) TargetLink
11 5 (0.23%) Stata
12 4 (0.19%) S-PLUS
12 4 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
13 3 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
13 3 (0.14%) Doxygen
14 1 (0.047%) FastStats
14 1 (0.047%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.047%) Windchill
14 1 (0.047%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 30 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
1 30 (1.40%) Oracle Financials
2 27 (1.26%) HFM
3 13 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (0.51%) Oracle Receivables
4 11 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 10 (0.47%) Oracle General Ledger
6 9 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
7 8 (0.37%) Oracle Cash Management
8 7 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
8 7 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
8 7 (0.33%) SAP PP
8 7 (0.33%) Summit
9 5 (0.23%) Siebel Analytics
10 4 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
10 4 (0.19%) Oracle CRM
10 4 (0.19%) MFGPRO
10 4 (0.19%) Oracle 11i
10 4 (0.19%) SAP SD
10 4 (0.19%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 20 (0.94%) SaaS
2 18 (0.84%) LucidChart
3 13 (0.61%) Force.com
4 6 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.047%) PaaS
6 1 (0.047%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 97 (4.54%) TCP/IP
2 82 (3.84%) Internet
3 61 (2.86%) Firewall
4 43 (2.01%) DNS
5 41 (1.92%) LAN
6 40 (1.87%) Wireless
7 37 (1.73%) MPLS
8 34 (1.59%) DHCP
9 32 (1.50%) BGP
9 32 (1.50%) HTTP
10 28 (1.31%) NAS
11 27 (1.26%) Broadband
12 25 (1.17%) 3G
13 24 (1.12%) LTE
14 23 (1.08%) VPN
15 22 (1.03%) OSPF
16 20 (0.94%) WAN
16 20 (0.94%) Network Security
17 19 (0.89%) Cisco Nexus
17 19 (0.89%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 287 (13.44%) SQL Server
2 177 (8.29%) Relational Database
3 138 (6.46%) Data Warehouse
4 119 (5.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 117 (5.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 97 (4.54%) RDBMS
7 71 (3.32%) Oracle Database
8 52 (2.43%) MySQL
9 49 (2.29%) Data Mining
10 48 (2.25%) OLTP
10 48 (2.25%) Oracle Reports
11 47 (2.20%) Oracle BI EE
12 44 (2.06%) Oracle Database 11g
13 42 (1.97%) Big Data
14 41 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
15 35 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 31 (1.45%) DB2
16 31 (1.45%) DataStage
17 27 (1.26%) MS Access
18 23 (1.08%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 84 (3.93%) Visual Studio
2 59 (2.76%) Selenium
3 52 (2.43%) Subversion
4 45 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 45 (2.11%) NUnit
4 45 (2.11%) QuickTest Pro
5 39 (1.83%) Rational DOORS
6 34 (1.59%) Toad
6 34 (1.59%) JUnit
7 31 (1.45%) Rhino Mocks
8 30 (1.40%) JIRA
9 29 (1.36%) Cucumber
10 28 (1.31%) MSTest
11 24 (1.12%) Git (software)
11 24 (1.12%) SpecFlow
12 22 (1.03%) Axure RP
13 21 (0.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 19 (0.89%) Jenkins
15 17 (0.80%) Emacs
16 15 (0.70%) Eclipse
General
1 533 (24.95%) Finance
2 182 (8.52%) Telecoms
3 132 (6.18%) Marketing
4 125 (5.85%) Banking
5 91 (4.26%) Pharmaceutical
6 79 (3.70%) Retail
7 70 (3.28%) Electronics
8 65 (3.04%) Manufacturing
9 64 (3.00%) Legal
10 57 (2.67%) Investment Banking
11 47 (2.20%) German Language
12 45 (2.11%) Aerospace
13 44 (2.06%) Advertising
14 43 (2.01%) French Language
15 38 (1.78%) Automotive
15 38 (1.78%) Military
16 34 (1.59%) Billing
17 33 (1.54%) Publishing
18 29 (1.36%) Back Office
19 21 (0.98%) Games
Job Titles
1 544 (25.47%) Analyst
2 366 (17.13%) Developer
3 264 (12.36%) Business Analyst
4 137 (6.41%) Software Engineer
5 134 (6.27%) Consultant
6 101 (4.73%) Test Engineer
7 94 (4.40%) Senior Developer
8 93 (4.35%) Architect
9 76 (3.56%) Systems Engineer
10 74 (3.46%) Design Engineer
11 61 (2.86%) Test Manager
12 60 (2.81%) Software Developer
12 60 (2.81%) Support Engineer
12 60 (2.81%) Senior Analyst
13 55 (2.57%) Data Analyst
14 53 (2.48%) Project Manager
15 52 (2.43%) Test Analyst
15 52 (2.43%) Senior Design Engineer
16 50 (2.34%) C# Developer
17 43 (2.01%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 208 (9.74%) HTML
2 191 (8.94%) .NET
3 165 (7.72%) CSS
4 140 (6.55%) XML
5 92 (4.31%) HTML5
6 80 (3.75%) jQuery
7 78 (3.65%) Web Services
8 76 (3.56%) Ajax
9 75 (3.51%) CSS3
10 69 (3.23%) ASP.NET
11 67 (3.14%) WCF
12 61 (2.86%) .NET Framework
13 53 (2.48%) Spring
14 49 (2.29%) SOAP
15 47 (2.20%) Swing
16 42 (1.97%) STL
16 42 (1.97%) LINQ
17 39 (1.83%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 39 (1.83%) Middleware
18 34 (1.59%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 199 (9.32%) Computer Science
2 161 (7.54%) Management Information System
3 98 (4.59%) Mathematics
4 69 (3.23%) Statistics
5 48 (2.25%) Firmware
6 47 (2.20%) iPad
7 39 (1.83%) Open Source
8 34 (1.59%) Life Science
9 31 (1.45%) Credit Risk
9 31 (1.45%) Mainframe
10 29 (1.36%) Economics
11 26 (1.22%) Derivative
11 26 (1.22%) Social Media
12 24 (1.12%) Physics
12 24 (1.12%) Replication
13 23 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 22 (1.03%) W3C
14 22 (1.03%) Visualisation
15 21 (0.98%) Human Factors
16 20 (0.94%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 266 (12.45%) UNIX
2 265 (12.41%) Windows
3 224 (10.49%) Linux
4 78 (3.65%) Solaris
5 62 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 52 (2.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 27 (1.26%) Windows XP
8 24 (1.12%) Windows 7
9 22 (1.03%) Apple iOS
10 18 (0.84%) Android
11 16 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (0.56%) zOS
13 11 (0.51%) Debian
14 10 (0.47%) HPUX
14 10 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 8 (0.37%) SUSE
15 8 (0.37%) AIX
16 6 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
17 3 (0.14%) Ubuntu
18 2 (0.094%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (13.20%) Project Management
2 226 (10.58%) Agile Software Development
3 220 (10.30%) Data Validation
4 214 (10.02%) Business Analysis
5 199 (9.32%) Software Engineering
6 195 (9.13%) Business Intelligence
7 186 (8.71%) ITIL
8 160 (7.49%) Workflow
9 146 (6.84%) Data Modelling
10 142 (6.65%) Change Management
11 133 (6.23%) ETL
12 122 (5.71%) Unit Testing
13 116 (5.43%) CRM
14 114 (5.34%) Continuous Improvement
15 111 (5.20%) Migration
16 110 (5.15%) User Acceptance Testing
17 108 (5.06%) Scrum
18 106 (4.96%) Analytics
19 101 (4.73%) Data Analysis
20 95 (4.45%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 527 (24.67%) SQL
2 251 (11.75%) Java
3 202 (9.46%) C#
4 201 (9.41%) C++
5 171 (8.01%) JavaScript
6 164 (7.68%) C
7 102 (4.78%) Python
8 83 (3.89%) PL/SQL
9 82 (3.84%) T-SQL
10 66 (3.09%) Perl
11 64 (3.00%) PHP
12 52 (2.43%) MATLAB
13 48 (2.25%) VB
14 31 (1.45%) Ruby
15 29 (1.36%) VBA
16 27 (1.26%) Delphi
17 26 (1.22%) R
18 24 (1.12%) FoxPro (VFP)
18 24 (1.12%) Shell Script
18 24 (1.12%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 561 (26.26%) Degree
2 115 (5.38%) Security Cleared
3 71 (3.32%) SC Cleared
4 70 (3.28%) ISEB
5 66 (3.09%) ISTQB
6 49 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 42 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
8 30 (1.40%) CIMA
9 26 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 24 (1.12%) CIPD
11 23 (1.08%) DV Cleared
11 23 (1.08%) CCNP
12 21 (0.98%) CCNA
13 18 (0.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 17 (0.80%) MBA
15 16 (0.75%) CISSP
16 15 (0.70%) MCSA
16 15 (0.70%) MCITP
17 14 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 14 (0.66%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 234 (10.96%) QA
2 71 (3.32%) ISO 9001
3 63 (2.95%) SLA
4 22 (1.03%) Data Quality
5 18 (0.84%) GCP
5 18 (0.84%) GMP
6 17 (0.80%) GxP
7 15 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 14 (0.66%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 14 (0.66%) GAMP
9 13 (0.61%) PCI DSS
10 12 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 9 (0.42%) EMIR
12 8 (0.37%) Dodd-Frank
13 7 (0.33%) Basel III
14 5 (0.23%) DO-160
14 5 (0.23%) ISO 14001
15 4 (0.19%) GLP
15 4 (0.19%) BS25999
16 3 (0.14%) DO-178B
System Software
1 69 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 48 (2.25%) Active Directory
3 21 (0.98%) VMware ESX
4 19 (0.89%) Hyper-V
5 13 (0.61%) RACF
6 12 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
6 12 (0.56%) vSphere
7 9 (0.42%) KVM
8 8 (0.37%) Terminal Services
8 8 (0.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 7 (0.33%) Oracle RMAN
10 6 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
10 6 (0.28%) Forefront TMG
11 4 (0.19%) Squid
11 4 (0.19%) XenApp
11 4 (0.19%) VirtualBox
11 4 (0.19%) Corosync
12 3 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 2 (0.094%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 40 (1.87%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (0.75%) SCCM
4 8 (0.37%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 8 (0.37%) Tivoli
5 7 (0.33%) FortiGate
5 7 (0.33%) Data Guard
5 7 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (0.28%) Oracle Statspack
6 6 (0.28%) EMC NetWorker
7 5 (0.23%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.19%) HP NNM
8 4 (0.19%) TeMIP
8 4 (0.19%) Netcool
8 4 (0.19%) OpenView
8 4 (0.19%) SCOM
8 4 (0.19%) OVPI
8 4 (0.19%) Puppet
9 3 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 342 (16.01%) Microsoft
2 321 (15.03%) Oracle
3 97 (4.54%) SAP
3 97 (4.54%) VMware
4 82 (3.84%) Cisco
5 80 (3.75%) Business Objects
6 72 (3.37%) HP
7 67 (3.14%) IBM
8 45 (2.11%) Cognos
9 40 (1.87%) EMC
9 40 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
10 39 (1.83%) Juniper
11 35 (1.64%) Sun
12 31 (1.45%) Remedy
13 29 (1.36%) Citrix
14 25 (1.17%) MicroStrategy
14 25 (1.17%) Red Hat
15 24 (1.12%) Aquila
15 24 (1.12%) CheckPoint
15 24 (1.12%) Siebel
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JM
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Up to 8% bonus, Pension
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Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Up to 8% bonus, Pension
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