The table below looks at the statistics 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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 299 299 277
Rank change year-on-year
0 -22
Permanent jobs citing Validation 928 895 1021
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.94% 0.92% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 1.12% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 659 636 756
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,650 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
Validation
UK

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
81572 79828 82463
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.71% 82.32% 80.17%
Number of salaries quoted 67788 64492 70597
Average salary £48,250 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.57% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015. 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 -15 316 £54,250 +8.50% 76
South East -15 237 £50,000 +11.11% 48
South West +22 102 £45,000 +5.88% 18
East of England +7 80 £52,500 +16.66% 10
East Midlands +24 64 £34,500 -6.12% 3
Yorkshire -22 51 £37,500 - 9
West Midlands +3 41 £42,000 +24.44% 9
North West -12 32 £37,500 +25.00% 12
Midlands -2 8 - - 1
Validation
UK

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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.

1 596 (31.43%) Degree
2 561 (29.59%) Finance
3 551 (29.06%) SQL
4 425 (22.42%) Agile Software Development
5 326 (17.19%) Microsoft
6 308 (16.24%) Analytical Skills
7 291 (15.35%) SQL Server
8 279 (14.72%) Project Management
9 273 (14.40%) Windows
10 244 (12.87%) Oracle
11 214 (11.29%) Software Engineering
12 211 (11.13%) HTML
13 209 (11.02%) Java
13 209 (11.02%) QA
14 208 (10.97%) C#
15 197 (10.39%) MS Excel
16 188 (9.92%) Linux
17 176 (9.28%) JavaScript
18 175 (9.23%) .NET
19 173 (9.12%) UNIX
20 172 (9.07%) ITIL
20 172 (9.07%) CSS
20 172 (9.07%) C
21 171 (9.02%) Data Validation
22 170 (8.97%) Security Cleared
23 169 (8.91%) Business Intelligence
24 166 (8.76%) Telecoms
25 155 (8.18%) C++
26 146 (7.70%) Computer Science
27 143 (7.54%) Software Testing

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 75 (3.96%) SharePoint
2 46 (2.43%) SAS
3 37 (1.95%) IIS
4 32 (1.69%) Tomcat
5 31 (1.64%) CMS
6 22 (1.16%) JBoss
7 17 (0.90%) Oracle Service Bus
8 16 (0.84%) PowerExchange
9 14 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
10 13 (0.69%) Confluence
10 13 (0.69%) Apache
10 13 (0.69%) MS Exchange
10 13 (0.69%) WebSphere
11 12 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
12 11 (0.58%) WebLogic
13 9 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
14 6 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
14 6 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 5 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 197 (10.39%) MS Excel
2 92 (4.85%) MS Office
3 44 (2.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 28 (1.48%) MS Visio
5 23 (1.21%) MS Project
6 20 (1.05%) InfoPath
7 18 (0.95%) Simulink
7 18 (0.95%) Photoshop
8 17 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
9 15 (0.79%) Stateflow
10 9 (0.47%) SPSS
10 9 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
11 8 (0.42%) PowerPivot
11 8 (0.42%) TargetLink
12 7 (0.37%) Doxygen
13 4 (0.21%) Adobe Captivate
13 4 (0.21%) Stata
13 4 (0.21%) Fireworks
13 4 (0.21%) LaTeX
14 3 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 22 (1.16%) Oracle BPM
2 21 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
3 17 (0.90%) Google Analytics
4 10 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (0.47%) Oracle Financials
5 9 (0.47%) Cognos TM1
5 9 (0.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 9 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
6 7 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
6 7 (0.37%) ProductWriter
6 7 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.21%) SAP IS-U
8 4 (0.21%) Dynamics GP
8 4 (0.21%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 4 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.16%) SAP CRM
9 3 (0.16%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 59 (3.11%) SaaS
2 28 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (0.47%) Office 365
4 5 (0.26%) Force.com
5 2 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.053%) Heroku
6 1 (0.053%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.053%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.053%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.053%) Rackspace Cloud
6 1 (0.053%) Trello
6 1 (0.053%) LucidChart
6 1 (0.053%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 66 (3.48%) Internet
2 64 (3.38%) WAN
3 56 (2.95%) LAN
4 46 (2.43%) Wireless
5 44 (2.32%) Intranet
6 37 (1.95%) Firewall
7 36 (1.90%) TCP/IP
8 30 (1.58%) DSL
8 30 (1.58%) DWDM
8 30 (1.58%) VPN
9 29 (1.53%) MPLS
10 24 (1.27%) Broadband
11 23 (1.21%) Extranet
12 22 (1.16%) IP Telephony
13 21 (1.11%) HTTP
14 18 (0.95%) 3G
15 17 (0.90%) SAN
15 17 (0.90%) BGP
16 14 (0.74%) SSL
16 14 (0.74%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 291 (15.35%) SQL Server
2 132 (6.96%) Data Warehouse
3 103 (5.43%) Relational Database
4 95 (5.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 62 (3.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 59 (3.11%) RDBMS
7 52 (2.74%) MySQL
8 51 (2.69%) Big Data
9 46 (2.43%) DB2
10 41 (2.16%) Oracle ODI
11 36 (1.90%) Oracle Database
12 31 (1.64%) MS Access
13 27 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 27 (1.42%) Data Mining
14 24 (1.27%) SQLPlus
15 22 (1.16%) DataStage
15 22 (1.16%) Oracle Exadata
16 21 (1.11%) BusinessObjects XI
17 20 (1.05%) OLAP
18 19 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 103 (5.43%) Visual Studio
2 95 (5.01%) Team Foundation Server
3 92 (4.85%) Subversion
4 83 (4.38%) Rational DOORS
5 70 (3.69%) Selenium
6 60 (3.16%) QuickTest Pro
7 55 (2.90%) NUnit
8 52 (2.74%) Git (software)
9 48 (2.53%) Rhino Mocks
10 46 (2.43%) JIRA
11 33 (1.74%) JUnit
12 30 (1.58%) LoadRunner
13 26 (1.37%) Jenkins
14 25 (1.32%) Toad
15 24 (1.27%) WebDriver
16 20 (1.05%) Artifactory
17 18 (0.95%) LSMW
17 18 (0.95%) Eclipse
18 17 (0.90%) TestNG
19 14 (0.74%) SilkPerformer
General
1 561 (29.59%) Finance
2 166 (8.76%) Telecoms
3 128 (6.75%) Banking
4 113 (5.96%) Retail
5 99 (5.22%) Marketing
6 93 (4.91%) Manufacturing
7 69 (3.64%) Pharmaceutical
8 57 (3.01%) Electronics
9 50 (2.64%) Legal
10 46 (2.43%) Billing
11 36 (1.90%) Investment Banking
12 35 (1.85%) Aerospace
12 35 (1.85%) Automotive
13 33 (1.74%) Games
14 32 (1.69%) Advertising
15 31 (1.64%) Front Office
16 24 (1.27%) Military
17 18 (0.95%) Financial Institution
18 15 (0.79%) Back Office
19 11 (0.58%) French Language
Job Titles
1 372 (19.62%) Analyst
2 304 (16.03%) Developer
3 136 (7.17%) Architect
4 124 (6.54%) Test Engineer
5 115 (6.07%) Business Analyst
6 98 (5.17%) Consultant
7 95 (5.01%) Software Engineer
8 90 (4.75%) Systems Engineer
9 75 (3.96%) Senior Developer
10 67 (3.53%) Test Analyst
11 60 (3.16%) Test Manager
12 56 (2.95%) Data Analyst
13 55 (2.90%) Software Developer
14 51 (2.69%) Designer
15 48 (2.53%) Project Manager
16 44 (2.32%) C# Developer
17 43 (2.27%) Senior Analyst
18 41 (2.16%) Senior Test Engineer
19 40 (2.11%) .NET Developer
20 38 (2.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 211 (11.13%) HTML
2 175 (9.23%) .NET
3 172 (9.07%) CSS
4 138 (7.28%) XML
5 112 (5.91%) Web Services
6 85 (4.48%) HTML5
7 70 (3.69%) CSS3
8 56 (2.95%) ASP.NET
8 56 (2.95%) jQuery
9 50 (2.64%) SOAP
10 49 (2.58%) .NET Framework
11 45 (2.37%) JSON
12 43 (2.27%) Ajax
13 36 (1.90%) WCF
14 33 (1.74%) Spring
15 30 (1.58%) RESTful
16 29 (1.53%) Middleware
17 28 (1.48%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 26 (1.37%) JSP
19 25 (1.32%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 308 (16.24%) Analytical Skills
2 146 (7.70%) Computer Science
3 141 (7.44%) Management Information System
4 102 (5.38%) Mathematics
5 61 (3.22%) User Experience
6 48 (2.53%) Life Science
7 36 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
8 32 (1.69%) Credit Risk
9 31 (1.64%) Open Source
9 31 (1.64%) Client/Server
10 29 (1.53%) Algorithms
11 28 (1.48%) Embedded Systems
12 27 (1.42%) Mainframe
13 26 (1.37%) Mobile App
14 23 (1.21%) Statistics
15 21 (1.11%) Data Integration
15 21 (1.11%) GIS
15 21 (1.11%) Market Risk
16 18 (0.95%) Visualisation
17 16 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 273 (14.40%) Windows
2 188 (9.92%) Linux
3 173 (9.12%) UNIX
4 39 (2.06%) Solaris
5 35 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (0.84%) Windows 7
8 14 (0.74%) Windows XP
8 14 (0.74%) Apple iOS
9 13 (0.69%) Android
10 11 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.32%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.32%) Debian
12 6 (0.32%) Windows Phone
13 5 (0.26%) AIX
13 5 (0.26%) VxWorks
13 5 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
14 4 (0.21%) Windows NT
14 4 (0.21%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 425 (22.42%) Agile Software Development
2 279 (14.72%) Project Management
3 214 (11.29%) Software Engineering
4 172 (9.07%) ITIL
5 171 (9.02%) Data Validation
6 169 (8.91%) Business Intelligence
7 143 (7.54%) Software Testing
8 137 (7.23%) Change Management
9 133 (7.01%) Mentoring
10 127 (6.70%) Waterfall
11 126 (6.65%) Test Strategy
11 126 (6.65%) Migration
12 117 (6.17%) Workflow
12 117 (6.17%) Data Modelling
13 116 (6.12%) Unit Testing
14 114 (6.01%) ETL
14 114 (6.01%) Analytics
15 111 (5.85%) Test Automation
16 109 (5.75%) Test Planning
16 109 (5.75%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 551 (29.06%) SQL
2 209 (11.02%) Java
3 208 (10.97%) C#
4 176 (9.28%) JavaScript
5 172 (9.07%) C
6 155 (8.18%) C++
7 83 (4.38%) Python
8 75 (3.96%) T-SQL
9 63 (3.32%) PHP
10 54 (2.85%) Perl
11 50 (2.64%) VBA
12 48 (2.53%) PL/SQL
13 42 (2.22%) Shell Script
14 29 (1.53%) VB
14 29 (1.53%) VB.NET
15 24 (1.27%) Bash Shell
16 22 (1.16%) ABAP
16 22 (1.16%) R
17 21 (1.11%) VBScript
18 19 (1.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 596 (31.43%) Degree
2 170 (8.97%) Security Cleared
3 91 (4.80%) ISTQB
4 84 (4.43%) SC Cleared
5 74 (3.90%) DV Cleared
6 71 (3.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 62 (3.27%) ISEB
8 39 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
9 34 (1.79%) CCNP
10 25 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
11 19 (1.00%) PMI Certification
12 16 (0.84%) CISSP
12 16 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
12 16 (0.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 15 (0.79%) HND
14 14 (0.74%) SAP Certification
14 14 (0.74%) CCIP
15 12 (0.63%) CISM
16 11 (0.58%) APMP
17 9 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 209 (11.02%) QA
2 81 (4.27%) ISO 9001
3 65 (3.43%) SLA
4 45 (2.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 40 (2.11%) ISO 9000
6 27 (1.42%) Data Quality
7 20 (1.05%) GAMP
8 17 (0.90%) JSP 440
9 16 (0.84%) ISO 14001
10 10 (0.53%) GxP
10 10 (0.53%) PCI DSS
11 9 (0.47%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 9 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 9 (0.47%) COBIT
12 8 (0.42%) GMP
12 8 (0.42%) DO-178B
13 7 (0.37%) DO-254
14 6 (0.32%) IEC 61508
15 5 (0.26%) Basel III
16 4 (0.21%) HL7
System Software
1 69 (3.64%) Active Directory
2 46 (2.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (2.32%) Firmware
4 17 (0.90%) VMware ESX
5 16 (0.84%) VMware Workstation
6 15 (0.79%) vSphere
7 7 (0.37%) XenApp
8 6 (0.32%) NFS
9 5 (0.26%) KVM
10 4 (0.21%) Hyper-V
11 3 (0.16%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.11%) RACF
12 2 (0.11%) vCloud
12 2 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 1 (0.053%) Varnish
13 1 (0.053%) XenServer
13 1 (0.053%) FreeRADIUS
13 1 (0.053%) Corosync
13 1 (0.053%) RHEV
13 1 (0.053%) Squid
Systems Management
1 113 (5.96%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.47%) Puppet
3 8 (0.42%) SCCM
3 8 (0.42%) Tivoli
4 7 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.32%) WMI
5 6 (0.32%) WSUS
5 6 (0.32%) FortiGate
6 5 (0.26%) Ansible
6 5 (0.26%) Netcool
6 5 (0.26%) Nagios
6 5 (0.26%) NetBackup
6 5 (0.26%) SCOM
7 4 (0.21%) OVPI
7 4 (0.21%) BladeLogic
7 4 (0.21%) HP NNM
7 4 (0.21%) TeMIP
7 4 (0.21%) OpenView
7 4 (0.21%) Cobbler
8 3 (0.16%) Control-M
Vendors
1 326 (17.19%) Microsoft
2 244 (12.87%) Oracle
3 106 (5.59%) SAP
4 77 (4.06%) Business Objects
5 76 (4.01%) HP
6 67 (3.53%) IBM
7 66 (3.48%) VMware
8 64 (3.38%) Cisco
9 47 (2.48%) Cognos
10 43 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
11 32 (1.69%) Informatica
12 31 (1.64%) EMC
13 30 (1.58%) Siebel
14 29 (1.53%) Avaya
15 24 (1.27%) Google
15 24 (1.27%) TOWER Software
16 23 (1.21%) Mitel
17 22 (1.16%) Adobe
18 21 (1.11%) NetApp
19 19 (1.00%) Cognizant
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £65000 Per Annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 Per Annum plus bens plus bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Skipton, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
PMC retail
Posted: 2 days ago
Basildon, Essex
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockton-On-Tees, Cleveland
networx
Salary: Salary £Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Connectus
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum + Pension + Medical + Share Ownership Scheme
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Connectus
Salary: £34000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
camelot
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
CSC
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
FT Select
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Teddington, Middlesex
networx
Salary: £Competitive Salary + Bonus, Non Con Pension & Private Health
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35-55k, 25 days hol + 8 bank, pension matched to 3%, flexible hours
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Code Red Associates
Salary: 1 year FTC
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Talent International
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Subsidised Gym etc
Posted: 3 days ago