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

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 279 308 263
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -45
Permanent jobs citing Validation 996 870 994
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.03% 0.90% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 1.09% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 688 650 698
Average salary £47,500 £43,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.82% -3.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -5.88%
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
79957 79988 79087
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.89% 82.38% 80.14%
Number of salaries quoted 65729 64406 66358
Average salary £49,500 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.21% +3.26%
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 £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 6 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 6 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 +55 381 £52,500 +5.00% 70
South East -1 250 £50,000 +11.11% 50
South West +12 98 £41,000 -3.52% 15
East of England -21 68 £45,000 +20.00% 23
North West -3 52 £40,000 +33.33% 15
West Midlands -7 50 £43,500 +8.75% 20
Yorkshire +7 49 £38,000 +1.33% 11
East Midlands -9 33 £37,500 - 6
Midlands -2 8 - -
North East -10 8 £31,250 -16.66% 2
Validation
UK

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 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.

1 575 (29.06%) SQL
2 566 (28.60%) Degree
3 558 (28.20%) Finance
4 421 (21.27%) Agile Software Development
5 313 (15.82%) Microsoft
6 302 (15.26%) SQL Server
7 276 (13.95%) Oracle
8 264 (13.34%) Windows
9 262 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
10 257 (12.99%) Project Management
11 233 (11.77%) Software Engineering
12 224 (11.32%) Java
13 213 (10.76%) HTML
14 208 (10.51%) ITIL
15 200 (10.11%) C#
16 198 (10.01%) Security Cleared
17 197 (9.95%) Business Intelligence
18 191 (9.65%) QA
19 187 (9.45%) JavaScript
19 187 (9.45%) MS Excel
20 182 (9.20%) C
21 181 (9.15%) CSS
22 180 (9.10%) Telecoms
23 176 (8.89%) Linux
23 176 (8.89%) Data Validation
24 170 (8.59%) UNIX
24 170 (8.59%) C++
25 163 (8.24%) .NET
26 154 (7.78%) Workflow
27 153 (7.73%) Computer Science

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 72 (3.64%) SharePoint
2 37 (1.87%) CMS
3 34 (1.72%) Oracle Workflow
4 31 (1.57%) IIS
5 30 (1.52%) Tomcat
6 26 (1.31%) SAS
7 23 (1.16%) Oracle Service Bus
8 20 (1.01%) Sitecore CMS
9 19 (0.96%) Confluence
10 15 (0.76%) PowerExchange
10 15 (0.76%) WebLogic
11 13 (0.66%) WebSphere
12 12 (0.61%) MS Exchange
13 10 (0.51%) JBoss
13 10 (0.51%) Apache
13 10 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
14 9 (0.45%) Node.js
15 7 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
16 6 (0.30%) OpenStack
17 5 (0.25%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 187 (9.45%) MS Excel
2 93 (4.70%) MS Office
3 32 (1.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 26 (1.31%) MS Visio
5 21 (1.06%) MS Project
6 18 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.76%) Simulink
7 15 (0.76%) InfoPath
8 12 (0.61%) Stateflow
9 9 (0.45%) Photoshop
9 9 (0.45%) PowerPivot
10 8 (0.40%) SPSS
11 7 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
12 5 (0.25%) Doxygen
13 4 (0.20%) TargetLink
13 4 (0.20%) LaTeX
13 4 (0.20%) Adobe Captivate
13 4 (0.20%) Fireworks
14 3 (0.15%) Stata
15 2 (0.10%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 42 (2.12%) Oracle EBS
2 35 (1.77%) Oracle Applications
3 21 (1.06%) Oracle BPM
4 16 (0.81%) Oracle iProcurement
4 16 (0.81%) Oracle Payables
4 16 (0.81%) Oracle Receivables
4 16 (0.81%) Oracle General Ledger
5 14 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
6 13 (0.66%) Google Analytics
7 11 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
7 11 (0.56%) Oracle Cash Management
7 11 (0.56%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 11 (0.56%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 11 (0.56%) Oracle FAH
8 9 (0.45%) Oracle Assets
8 9 (0.45%) Cognos TM1
8 9 (0.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 9 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
9 6 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
9 6 (0.30%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 51 (2.58%) SaaS
2 33 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (0.51%) Office 365
4 8 (0.40%) Force.com
5 2 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.10%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (0.10%) IBM Blueworks
5 2 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.051%) Trello
6 1 (0.051%) IaaS
6 1 (0.051%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.051%) PaaS
6 1 (0.051%) Heroku
6 1 (0.051%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 69 (3.49%) WAN
2 66 (3.34%) LAN
3 51 (2.58%) Internet
4 46 (2.32%) Firewall
5 44 (2.22%) Wireless
6 43 (2.17%) TCP/IP
7 42 (2.12%) VPN
8 41 (2.07%) MPLS
9 39 (1.97%) DWDM
9 39 (1.97%) DSL
10 31 (1.57%) Intranet
11 28 (1.41%) BGP
12 25 (1.26%) SAN
13 24 (1.21%) SSL
13 24 (1.21%) 3G
14 22 (1.11%) Broadband
15 21 (1.06%) Ethernet
15 21 (1.06%) HTTP
15 21 (1.06%) Cisco ASA
16 19 (0.96%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 302 (15.26%) SQL Server
2 137 (6.92%) Data Warehouse
3 94 (4.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 94 (4.75%) Relational Database
4 67 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 62 (3.13%) RDBMS
6 49 (2.48%) MySQL
7 48 (2.43%) DB2
7 48 (2.43%) Big Data
8 42 (2.12%) Oracle Database
9 40 (2.02%) Oracle Reports
10 37 (1.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 37 (1.87%) Oracle BI EE
11 33 (1.67%) Oracle ODI
12 26 (1.31%) Data Mining
13 25 (1.26%) MS Access
14 20 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
14 20 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
15 19 (0.96%) OLAP
16 18 (0.91%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 117 (5.91%) Subversion
2 96 (4.85%) Visual Studio
2 96 (4.85%) Rational DOORS
3 89 (4.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 67 (3.39%) Git (software)
5 58 (2.93%) QuickTest Pro
5 58 (2.93%) JIRA
6 54 (2.73%) Selenium
7 52 (2.63%) NUnit
8 41 (2.07%) Oracle Forms
9 40 (2.02%) Rhino Mocks
10 31 (1.57%) LoadRunner
11 30 (1.52%) Maven
12 24 (1.21%) Eclipse
13 23 (1.16%) JUnit
14 20 (1.01%) Jenkins
15 18 (0.91%) NetBeans
15 18 (0.91%) LSMW
16 16 (0.81%) IntelliJ
17 15 (0.76%) Toad
General
1 558 (28.20%) Finance
2 180 (9.10%) Telecoms
3 113 (5.71%) Marketing
4 108 (5.46%) Retail
4 108 (5.46%) Manufacturing
5 98 (4.95%) Banking
6 60 (3.03%) Legal
6 60 (3.03%) Electronics
7 58 (2.93%) Pharmaceutical
8 52 (2.63%) Automotive
9 42 (2.12%) Billing
10 37 (1.87%) Games
11 32 (1.62%) Military
11 32 (1.62%) Aerospace
12 31 (1.57%) Front Office
12 31 (1.57%) Advertising
13 29 (1.47%) Investment Banking
14 20 (1.01%) Back Office
15 14 (0.71%) Financial Institution
16 13 (0.66%) German Language
Job Titles
1 365 (18.44%) Developer
2 363 (18.34%) Analyst
3 138 (6.97%) Architect
4 137 (6.92%) Test Engineer
5 116 (5.86%) Business Analyst
6 112 (5.66%) Consultant
7 103 (5.20%) Systems Engineer
8 86 (4.35%) Software Engineer
9 66 (3.34%) Test Analyst
10 63 (3.18%) Software Developer
11 60 (3.03%) Senior Developer
12 56 (2.83%) Java Developer
13 51 (2.58%) Tester
14 50 (2.53%) Data Analyst
15 44 (2.22%) Test Manager
16 43 (2.17%) Project Manager
16 43 (2.17%) Senior Test Engineer
17 41 (2.07%) Senior Analyst
17 41 (2.07%) Designer
18 40 (2.02%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 213 (10.76%) HTML
2 181 (9.15%) CSS
3 163 (8.24%) .NET
4 125 (6.32%) XML
5 93 (4.70%) Web Services
6 84 (4.24%) HTML5
7 62 (3.13%) ASP.NET
8 60 (3.03%) jQuery
9 58 (2.93%) JSON
10 56 (2.83%) CSS3
11 53 (2.68%) Ajax
12 47 (2.37%) SOAP
13 46 (2.32%) Spring
14 44 (2.22%) WCF
15 41 (2.07%) .NET Framework
16 31 (1.57%) Struts
17 30 (1.52%) JSP
18 29 (1.47%) J2EE
19 27 (1.36%) STL
20 26 (1.31%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 262 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
2 153 (7.73%) Computer Science
3 139 (7.02%) Management Information System
4 101 (5.10%) Mathematics
5 49 (2.48%) User Experience
6 39 (1.97%) Life Science
7 32 (1.62%) Client/Server
8 31 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
9 30 (1.52%) Mobile App
10 28 (1.41%) Algorithms
11 25 (1.26%) Embedded Systems
11 25 (1.26%) Open Source
12 23 (1.16%) GIS
13 22 (1.11%) Data Integration
14 19 (0.96%) PMI
14 19 (0.96%) Replication
14 19 (0.96%) Data Structures
15 18 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 18 (0.91%) Mainframe
16 17 (0.86%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 264 (13.34%) Windows
2 176 (8.89%) Linux
3 170 (8.59%) UNIX
4 31 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (1.41%) Solaris
6 23 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (1.06%) Android
8 19 (0.96%) Apple iOS
9 15 (0.76%) Windows 7
10 12 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (0.51%) Windows XP
13 8 (0.40%) VxWorks
14 5 (0.25%) Debian
14 5 (0.25%) Embedded Linux
15 4 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (0.20%) Windows NT
15 4 (0.20%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.15%) AIX
16 3 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 421 (21.27%) Agile Software Development
2 257 (12.99%) Project Management
3 233 (11.77%) Software Engineering
4 208 (10.51%) ITIL
5 197 (9.95%) Business Intelligence
6 176 (8.89%) Data Validation
7 154 (7.78%) Workflow
8 135 (6.82%) Change Management
9 132 (6.67%) ETL
10 129 (6.52%) Continuous Improvement
11 126 (6.37%) Waterfall
12 125 (6.32%) Mentoring
13 123 (6.22%) Migration
13 123 (6.22%) Software Testing
14 120 (6.06%) Unit Testing
15 119 (6.01%) Data Modelling
16 116 (5.86%) Test Planning
17 113 (5.71%) Service Delivery
18 112 (5.66%) Test Strategy
19 111 (5.61%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 575 (29.06%) SQL
2 224 (11.32%) Java
3 200 (10.11%) C#
4 187 (9.45%) JavaScript
5 182 (9.20%) C
6 170 (8.59%) C++
7 91 (4.60%) T-SQL
8 81 (4.09%) Python
9 74 (3.74%) PL/SQL
10 70 (3.54%) Perl
11 53 (2.68%) PHP
12 46 (2.32%) Shell Script
13 43 (2.17%) VBA
14 32 (1.62%) VB.NET
15 26 (1.31%) VB
15 26 (1.31%) Bash Shell
16 24 (1.21%) ABAP
17 21 (1.06%) Embedded C
18 19 (0.96%) MATLAB
18 19 (0.96%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 566 (28.60%) Degree
2 198 (10.01%) Security Cleared
3 108 (5.46%) SC Cleared
4 89 (4.50%) ISTQB
5 83 (4.19%) DV Cleared
6 72 (3.64%) VCP4
7 70 (3.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 58 (2.93%) Cisco Certification
9 54 (2.73%) ISEB
10 42 (2.12%) CCNP
11 40 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
12 29 (1.47%) PMI Certification
13 23 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
14 20 (1.01%) PMP
15 14 (0.71%) SAP Certification
15 14 (0.71%) CCNA
16 12 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 12 (0.61%) CISSP
16 12 (0.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 11 (0.56%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 191 (9.65%) QA
2 78 (3.94%) ISO 9001
3 75 (3.79%) SLA
4 52 (2.63%) ISO 9000
5 44 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 23 (1.16%) Data Quality
7 21 (1.06%) ISO 14001
8 19 (0.96%) JSP 440
9 15 (0.76%) COBIT
10 13 (0.66%) GMP
11 10 (0.51%) GAMP
12 8 (0.40%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 8 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 8 (0.40%) DO-178B
13 7 (0.35%) DO-254
13 7 (0.35%) IEC 61508
14 5 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
14 5 (0.25%) EMIR
14 5 (0.25%) Basel III
15 4 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 69 (3.49%) Active Directory
2 51 (2.58%) Firmware
3 45 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (0.81%) vSphere
5 11 (0.56%) VMware ESX
6 10 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
7 8 (0.40%) XenApp
8 6 (0.30%) NFS
8 6 (0.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 6 (0.30%) vCloud
8 6 (0.30%) KVM
9 4 (0.20%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.20%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.10%) RACF
11 1 (0.051%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.051%) Squid
11 1 (0.051%) XenServer
11 1 (0.051%) Varnish
11 1 (0.051%) RHEV
11 1 (0.051%) Corosync
Systems Management
1 98 (4.95%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (0.66%) SCCM
3 8 (0.40%) FortiGate
4 6 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.30%) WMI
5 5 (0.25%) WSUS
5 5 (0.25%) Puppet
6 4 (0.20%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 4 (0.20%) BladeLogic
6 4 (0.20%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.15%) Nagios
7 3 (0.15%) Cobbler
7 3 (0.15%) Graphite
8 2 (0.10%) Control-M
8 2 (0.10%) Ansible
8 2 (0.10%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.10%) SCSM
8 2 (0.10%) Unicenter
8 2 (0.10%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.10%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 313 (15.82%) Microsoft
2 276 (13.95%) Oracle
3 99 (5.00%) Cisco
4 97 (4.90%) SAP
5 71 (3.59%) HP
6 64 (3.23%) VMware
7 62 (3.13%) Business Objects
8 59 (2.98%) IBM
9 54 (2.73%) Salesforce.com
10 44 (2.22%) Informatica
11 39 (1.97%) EMC
12 37 (1.87%) Juniper
13 35 (1.77%) Cognos
14 22 (1.11%) Siebel
14 22 (1.11%) Citrix
15 21 (1.06%) Avaya
15 21 (1.06%) TOWER Software
16 20 (1.01%) Sitecore
17 19 (0.96%) Google
17 19 (0.96%) Cognizant
London
Mason Frank International
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 30 minutes ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £53000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 15 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £29,000 to £39,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £45,000 to £45,000 per annum plus car allowance
Posted: 16 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £45,000 to £45,000 per annum plus car allowance
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Posted: 16 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Computer People
Salary: Health + Pension + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Oxford Hays
Posted: 17 hours ago
Tyneside
Nigel Wright Consultancy
Salary: £38, 000
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum £60 to £75k + Bonus, Car Allowance,
Posted: 23 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Reed Professional Services
Salary: £22000 - £24000 per annum + range of personal bens
Posted: 23 hours ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Advantage XPO
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £45000 Per Annum Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Cognizant
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Arrows Group
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Markit Group Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday