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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 260 307 269
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -38
Permanent jobs citing Validation 1095 937 1037
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.09% 0.90% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 1.09% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 735 714 713
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £43,670
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -2.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,039
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,250
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%
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
83355 85730 81990
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 83.07% 82.27% 80.18%
Number of salaries quoted 68281 69393 68373
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,063
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +74 423 £52,500 - 80
South East +32 285 £51,250 +13.88% 31
South West +5 92 £40,000 - 14
East of England -32 76 £44,000 +17.33% 8
Yorkshire +19 63 £37,500 -6.25% 7
North West +19 57 £40,000 +30.08% 18
West Midlands -18 48 £42,500 +6.25% 11
East Midlands +3 37 £40,000 +11.11% 8
North East +3 8 £31,250 +68.91%
Midlands +4 4 - -
Validation
UK

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 602 (29.10%) SQL
2 590 (28.52%) Finance
3 570 (27.55%) Degree
4 431 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
5 326 (15.76%) Microsoft
6 300 (14.50%) SQL Server
7 289 (13.97%) Oracle
8 282 (13.63%) Project Management
9 261 (12.61%) Analytical Skills
10 260 (12.57%) Windows
11 229 (11.07%) Software Engineering
12 224 (10.83%) HTML
13 221 (10.68%) Java
13 221 (10.68%) ITIL
14 216 (10.44%) QA
15 209 (10.10%) MS Excel
16 202 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
17 198 (9.57%) C#
18 194 (9.38%) JavaScript
19 192 (9.28%) CSS
20 190 (9.18%) Telecoms
21 189 (9.13%) Data Validation
22 187 (9.04%) Security Cleared
23 178 (8.60%) C
24 168 (8.12%) C++
25 166 (8.02%) Linux
26 164 (7.93%) Workflow
27 162 (7.83%) UNIX
28 161 (7.78%) .NET
29 154 (7.44%) Computer Science

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 74 (3.58%) SharePoint
2 37 (1.79%) CMS
3 36 (1.74%) Oracle Workflow
4 30 (1.45%) SAS
5 29 (1.40%) Tomcat
6 27 (1.30%) IIS
7 24 (1.16%) Oracle Service Bus
8 21 (1.01%) Sitecore CMS
9 20 (0.97%) Confluence
10 17 (0.82%) WebLogic
11 15 (0.72%) PowerExchange
12 13 (0.63%) WebSphere
12 13 (0.63%) Node.js
13 12 (0.58%) MS Exchange
14 10 (0.48%) Apache
14 10 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
15 8 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
16 7 (0.34%) JBoss
17 6 (0.29%) OpenStack
18 5 (0.24%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 209 (10.10%) MS Excel
2 98 (4.74%) MS Office
3 46 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 35 (1.69%) MS Visio
5 22 (1.06%) MS Project
6 16 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
7 14 (0.68%) Simulink
8 12 (0.58%) SPSS
8 12 (0.58%) InfoPath
9 10 (0.48%) Stateflow
10 7 (0.34%) Photoshop
10 7 (0.34%) PowerPivot
11 5 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
12 4 (0.19%) Adobe Captivate
12 4 (0.19%) Open Workbench
12 4 (0.19%) LaTeX
13 3 (0.14%) Stata
14 2 (0.097%) S-PLUS
14 2 (0.097%) Fireworks
14 2 (0.097%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 47 (2.27%) Oracle EBS
2 38 (1.84%) Oracle Applications
3 21 (1.01%) Oracle BPM
4 17 (0.82%) Oracle iProcurement
4 17 (0.82%) Oracle Receivables
4 17 (0.82%) Oracle Payables
4 17 (0.82%) Oracle General Ledger
5 14 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
6 13 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
7 12 (0.58%) Google Analytics
7 12 (0.58%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 12 (0.58%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 12 (0.58%) Oracle Cash Management
7 12 (0.58%) Oracle FAH
8 10 (0.48%) Oracle Assets
8 10 (0.48%) SAP ERP
9 9 (0.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 9 (0.43%) SAP IS-U
9 9 (0.43%) Cognos TM1
9 9 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 48 (2.32%) SaaS
2 35 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
3 11 (0.53%) Office 365
4 8 (0.39%) Force.com
5 2 (0.097%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.097%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.097%) IBM Blueworks
5 2 (0.097%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.048%) IaaS
6 1 (0.048%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.048%) PaaS
6 1 (0.048%) Heroku
6 1 (0.048%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 74 (3.58%) WAN
2 72 (3.48%) LAN
3 57 (2.75%) Internet
4 51 (2.46%) TCP/IP
5 50 (2.42%) Firewall
6 49 (2.37%) VPN
7 48 (2.32%) MPLS
8 46 (2.22%) Wireless
9 39 (1.88%) DWDM
9 39 (1.88%) DSL
10 34 (1.64%) BGP
11 29 (1.40%) DNS
11 29 (1.40%) SAN
11 29 (1.40%) Cisco ASA
12 28 (1.35%) Intranet
13 27 (1.30%) 3G
13 27 (1.30%) Ethernet
13 27 (1.30%) OSPF
14 25 (1.21%) HTTP
14 25 (1.21%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 300 (14.50%) SQL Server
2 143 (6.91%) Data Warehouse
3 95 (4.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 94 (4.54%) Relational Database
5 73 (3.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 63 (3.04%) RDBMS
7 54 (2.61%) DB2
8 50 (2.42%) Oracle Database
9 48 (2.32%) Big Data
10 44 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
10 44 (2.13%) MySQL
11 42 (2.03%) Oracle BI EE
12 41 (1.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 31 (1.50%) Oracle ODI
14 30 (1.45%) Data Mining
15 25 (1.21%) MS Access
16 21 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
17 20 (0.97%) OLAP
17 20 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
18 17 (0.82%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 115 (5.56%) Subversion
2 99 (4.78%) Visual Studio
3 90 (4.35%) Rational DOORS
4 85 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 65 (3.14%) Git (software)
6 57 (2.75%) Selenium
6 57 (2.75%) JIRA
7 51 (2.46%) QuickTest Pro
8 50 (2.42%) NUnit
9 44 (2.13%) Oracle Forms
10 38 (1.84%) Rhino Mocks
11 36 (1.74%) Maven
12 29 (1.40%) LoadRunner
13 26 (1.26%) Eclipse
14 24 (1.16%) JUnit
15 19 (0.92%) Jenkins
16 18 (0.87%) LSMW
17 17 (0.82%) IntelliJ
18 16 (0.77%) NetBeans
19 14 (0.68%) JMeter
General
1 590 (28.52%) Finance
2 190 (9.18%) Telecoms
3 139 (6.72%) Retail
4 121 (5.85%) Marketing
5 120 (5.80%) Manufacturing
6 117 (5.65%) Banking
7 73 (3.53%) Legal
8 62 (3.00%) Electronics
9 57 (2.75%) Automotive
10 55 (2.66%) Pharmaceutical
11 41 (1.98%) Front Office
12 40 (1.93%) Billing
13 38 (1.84%) Military
14 33 (1.59%) Games
15 30 (1.45%) Back Office
16 29 (1.40%) Advertising
17 28 (1.35%) Aerospace
17 28 (1.35%) Investment Banking
18 15 (0.72%) German Language
19 14 (0.68%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 398 (19.24%) Analyst
2 394 (19.04%) Developer
3 136 (6.57%) Architect
4 134 (6.48%) Business Analyst
5 131 (6.33%) Test Engineer
6 123 (5.94%) Consultant
7 95 (4.59%) Systems Engineer
8 81 (3.91%) Software Engineer
9 72 (3.48%) Java Developer
10 71 (3.43%) Software Developer
11 68 (3.29%) Test Analyst
12 61 (2.95%) Senior Developer
13 57 (2.75%) Tester
14 55 (2.66%) Data Analyst
15 51 (2.46%) Senior Analyst
16 46 (2.22%) Project Manager
17 44 (2.13%) Test Manager
18 40 (1.93%) Designer
19 39 (1.88%) Senior Test Engineer
20 38 (1.84%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 224 (10.83%) HTML
2 192 (9.28%) CSS
3 161 (7.78%) .NET
4 119 (5.75%) XML
5 98 (4.74%) HTML5
6 91 (4.40%) Web Services
7 68 (3.29%) ASP.NET
8 65 (3.14%) jQuery
9 62 (3.00%) JSON
10 58 (2.80%) CSS3
11 57 (2.75%) Spring
12 55 (2.66%) Ajax
13 48 (2.32%) SOAP
14 45 (2.17%) WCF
15 43 (2.08%) .NET Framework
15 43 (2.08%) J2EE
16 38 (1.84%) Struts
17 29 (1.40%) STL
17 29 (1.40%) AngularJS
18 27 (1.30%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 261 (12.61%) Analytical Skills
2 154 (7.44%) Computer Science
3 149 (7.20%) Management Information System
4 103 (4.98%) Mathematics
5 48 (2.32%) User Experience
6 40 (1.93%) Life Science
7 30 (1.45%) Mobile App
8 28 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
8 28 (1.35%) Open Source
9 27 (1.30%) Algorithms
9 27 (1.30%) Client/Server
10 25 (1.21%) PMI
11 23 (1.11%) Embedded Systems
12 22 (1.06%) Data Structures
12 22 (1.06%) Data Integration
13 21 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 19 (0.92%) Replication
15 18 (0.87%) Mainframe
16 17 (0.82%) Biology
16 17 (0.82%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 260 (12.57%) Windows
2 166 (8.02%) Linux
3 162 (7.83%) UNIX
4 34 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (1.35%) Android
6 25 (1.21%) Solaris
7 24 (1.16%) Apple iOS
8 23 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (0.77%) Windows 7
10 15 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (0.53%) VxWorks
12 9 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (0.29%) zOS
14 5 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
15 4 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (0.19%) Debian
15 4 (0.19%) Windows NT
15 4 (0.19%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.19%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.14%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 431 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
2 282 (13.63%) Project Management
3 229 (11.07%) Software Engineering
4 221 (10.68%) ITIL
5 202 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
6 189 (9.13%) Data Validation
7 164 (7.93%) Workflow
8 142 (6.86%) Change Management
8 142 (6.86%) Continuous Improvement
9 138 (6.67%) ETL
10 137 (6.62%) Data Modelling
11 135 (6.52%) Mentoring
12 132 (6.38%) Waterfall
13 128 (6.19%) Migration
14 127 (6.14%) Unit Testing
15 124 (5.99%) Service Delivery
16 123 (5.94%) PRINCE2
17 117 (5.65%) Test Planning
18 115 (5.56%) Software Testing
19 108 (5.22%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 602 (29.10%) SQL
2 221 (10.68%) Java
3 198 (9.57%) C#
4 194 (9.38%) JavaScript
5 178 (8.60%) C
6 168 (8.12%) C++
7 92 (4.45%) T-SQL
8 79 (3.82%) Python
9 77 (3.72%) PL/SQL
10 72 (3.48%) Perl
11 47 (2.27%) PHP
12 41 (1.98%) VBA
13 39 (1.88%) Shell Script
14 33 (1.59%) VB.NET
15 29 (1.40%) Bash Shell
16 27 (1.30%) ABAP
16 27 (1.30%) VB
17 23 (1.11%) Apex Code
18 22 (1.06%) Embedded C
19 21 (1.01%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 570 (27.55%) Degree
2 187 (9.04%) Security Cleared
3 109 (5.27%) SC Cleared
4 81 (3.91%) ISTQB
5 73 (3.53%) DV Cleared
6 65 (3.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 62 (3.00%) Cisco Certification
8 60 (2.90%) ISEB
9 43 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
10 42 (2.03%) PMI Certification
11 41 (1.98%) CCNP
12 29 (1.40%) PMP
13 24 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
14 17 (0.82%) CCNA
15 16 (0.77%) MCSE
16 14 (0.68%) SAP Certification
17 11 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 11 (0.53%) PhD
17 11 (0.53%) CCIE
17 11 (0.53%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 216 (10.44%) QA
2 83 (4.01%) SLA
3 81 (3.91%) ISO 9001
4 58 (2.80%) ISO 9000
5 48 (2.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 30 (1.45%) ISO 14001
7 20 (0.97%) Data Quality
8 19 (0.92%) COBIT
9 17 (0.82%) GMP
9 17 (0.82%) JSP 440
10 10 (0.48%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 10 (0.48%) GAMP
10 10 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 8 (0.39%) DO-178B
12 7 (0.34%) DO-254
13 6 (0.29%) EMIR
13 6 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
13 6 (0.29%) IEC 61508
14 5 (0.24%) Basel III
15 4 (0.19%) COREP
System Software
1 60 (2.90%) Active Directory
2 53 (2.56%) Firmware
3 49 (2.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (0.97%) vSphere
5 12 (0.58%) XenApp
6 11 (0.53%) Hyper-V
7 9 (0.43%) VMware ESX
7 9 (0.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 9 (0.43%) vCloud
8 7 (0.34%) Terminal Services
9 6 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
9 6 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (0.29%) KVM
9 6 (0.29%) NFS
10 4 (0.19%) RACF
11 2 (0.097%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.048%) XenServer
12 1 (0.048%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.048%) RHEV
12 1 (0.048%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 88 (4.25%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (0.72%) SCCM
3 11 (0.53%) FortiGate
4 8 (0.39%) WMI
5 7 (0.34%) BladeLogic
5 7 (0.34%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 5 (0.24%) WSUS
6 5 (0.24%) Puppet
6 5 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.19%) Nagios
7 4 (0.19%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.19%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.14%) Unicenter
8 3 (0.14%) Ansible
8 3 (0.14%) Oozie
8 3 (0.14%) Graphite
9 2 (0.097%) Cobbler
9 2 (0.097%) SCOM
9 2 (0.097%) Control-M
9 2 (0.097%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 326 (15.76%) Microsoft
2 289 (13.97%) Oracle
3 115 (5.56%) Cisco
4 106 (5.12%) SAP
5 69 (3.33%) HP
5 69 (3.33%) VMware
6 62 (3.00%) Salesforce.com
7 57 (2.75%) IBM
7 57 (2.75%) Business Objects
8 53 (2.56%) Juniper
9 48 (2.32%) Informatica
10 38 (1.84%) EMC
11 31 (1.50%) Cognos
12 24 (1.16%) Citrix
12 24 (1.16%) CheckPoint
13 22 (1.06%) Cognizant
14 21 (1.01%) Siebel
14 21 (1.01%) Remedy
14 21 (1.01%) TOWER Software
14 21 (1.01%) Sitecore
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Sanderson
Salary: £73000 - £75000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Dice Holdings
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 hours ago
South East
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Salary: £60k - 65k per year + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Zurich
Posted: 5 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £53000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 5 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £46000 - £52000 per annum + Final Salary Pension + Medical
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Malvern, Worcestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 42,000+ Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Salary: £70000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits and relocation allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + package
Posted: Yesterday
Hillingdon, Middlesex
Celgene
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Salary: £300.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £48k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago