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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 292 268 266
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -2
Permanent jobs citing Validation 978 1038 1134
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.92% 1.04% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 1.28% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 696 758 867
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
87575 81149 87863
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.08% 81.19% 79.26%
Number of salaries quoted 70594 67308 74983
Average salary £49,000 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.15% +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 22 September 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 22 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
London +24 412 £50,000 - 49
South East -72 211 £50,000 +17.64% 26
East of England +3 91 £41,250 +3.12% 15
North West +23 82 £37,500 -16.66% 11
South West -8 56 £46,000 +22.66% 18
West Midlands -19 46 £37,500 -3.84% 7
Yorkshire -80 36 £38,500 -0.64% 5
East Midlands -37 33 £39,000 +11.42% 3
North East -12 7 £40,000 +17.64%
Midlands - 3 £47,500 -
Validation
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Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 619 (28.95%) Finance
2 575 (26.89%) Degree
3 542 (25.35%) SQL
4 440 (20.58%) Agile Software Development
5 329 (15.39%) Microsoft
6 319 (14.92%) Project Management
7 317 (14.83%) Analytical Skills
8 310 (14.50%) Oracle
9 289 (13.52%) SQL Server
10 271 (12.68%) Windows
11 259 (12.11%) Java
11 259 (12.11%) QA
12 244 (11.41%) UNIX
13 215 (10.06%) C#
14 211 (9.87%) ITIL
15 208 (9.73%) Business Analysis
16 206 (9.64%) Linux
17 204 (9.54%) HTML
17 204 (9.54%) Telecoms
18 195 (9.12%) Data Validation
19 192 (8.98%) JavaScript
20 189 (8.84%) Computer Science
21 187 (8.75%) Software Engineering
22 184 (8.61%) .NET
22 184 (8.61%) Business Intelligence
23 180 (8.42%) C++
24 174 (8.14%) MS Excel
25 168 (7.86%) Relational Database
26 166 (7.76%) Management Information System
27 164 (7.67%) C

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 58 (2.71%) SAS
2 53 (2.48%) SharePoint
3 41 (1.92%) IIS
4 39 (1.82%) Tomcat
5 32 (1.50%) CMS
6 26 (1.22%) WebSphere
7 24 (1.12%) FileNet
8 18 (0.84%) WebLogic
9 15 (0.70%) Apache
10 14 (0.65%) Documentum
11 12 (0.56%) Confluence
12 10 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
13 9 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
13 9 (0.42%) CICS
14 8 (0.37%) MS Exchange
15 7 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
16 6 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
16 6 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
16 6 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
17 5 (0.23%) JCAPS
Applications
1 174 (8.14%) MS Excel
2 101 (4.72%) MS Office
3 60 (2.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 44 (2.06%) MS Project
5 42 (1.96%) MS Visio
6 23 (1.08%) Simulink
7 22 (1.03%) Photoshop
8 21 (0.98%) OmniGraffle
9 20 (0.94%) SPSS
10 13 (0.61%) Stateflow
11 11 (0.51%) TargetLink
12 9 (0.42%) InfoPath
13 7 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
13 7 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
14 5 (0.23%) Doxygen
14 5 (0.23%) Stata
15 4 (0.19%) S-PLUS
16 3 (0.14%) Fireworks
17 2 (0.094%) PowerPivot
18 1 (0.047%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 32 (1.50%) Oracle Financials
2 24 (1.12%) HFM
3 21 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
4 19 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
5 14 (0.65%) Google Analytics
6 12 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
7 8 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
8 7 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
8 7 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
9 6 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
9 6 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
9 6 (0.28%) SAP IS-U
10 5 (0.23%) Summit
10 5 (0.23%) Siebel Analytics
10 5 (0.23%) Oracle 11i
11 4 (0.19%) SAP FI
11 4 (0.19%) SAP PP
11 4 (0.19%) SAP SD
11 4 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
11 4 (0.19%) MFGPRO
Cloud Services
1 41 (1.92%) SaaS
2 20 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
3 17 (0.80%) LucidChart
4 9 (0.42%) Force.com
5 3 (0.14%) Office 365
6 2 (0.094%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.047%) PaaS
7 1 (0.047%) Trello
7 1 (0.047%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 90 (4.21%) Internet
2 69 (3.23%) TCP/IP
3 53 (2.48%) Firewall
4 43 (2.01%) LAN
5 40 (1.87%) WAN
6 38 (1.78%) MPLS
7 34 (1.59%) BGP
7 34 (1.59%) Broadband
8 31 (1.45%) Wireless
9 30 (1.40%) DNS
10 29 (1.36%) HTTP
10 29 (1.36%) Intranet
11 24 (1.12%) 3G
12 23 (1.08%) LTE
13 20 (0.94%) DHCP
13 20 (0.94%) OSPF
13 20 (0.94%) Cisco Nexus
14 19 (0.89%) VPN
14 19 (0.89%) SNMP
15 17 (0.80%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 289 (13.52%) SQL Server
2 168 (7.86%) Relational Database
3 148 (6.92%) Data Warehouse
4 116 (5.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 105 (4.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 72 (3.37%) RDBMS
7 55 (2.57%) MySQL
8 50 (2.34%) Oracle Database
9 46 (2.15%) Big Data
10 41 (1.92%) Oracle BI EE
11 38 (1.78%) Oracle Reports
11 38 (1.78%) DB2
12 37 (1.73%) OLTP
12 37 (1.73%) Data Mining
13 34 (1.59%) DataStage
14 31 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 30 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
16 29 (1.36%) Oracle ODI
16 29 (1.36%) MS Access
17 27 (1.26%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 86 (4.02%) Visual Studio
2 70 (3.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 68 (3.18%) Selenium
4 60 (2.81%) QuickTest Pro
5 58 (2.71%) NUnit
6 47 (2.20%) Rational DOORS
6 47 (2.20%) Subversion
7 45 (2.10%) Rhino Mocks
8 44 (2.06%) Toad
9 34 (1.59%) JUnit
9 34 (1.59%) JIRA
10 29 (1.36%) Git (software)
11 26 (1.22%) Axure RP
12 24 (1.12%) Jenkins
13 21 (0.98%) LoadRunner
14 20 (0.94%) Eclipse
14 20 (0.94%) SilkPerformer
15 18 (0.84%) WebDriver
16 16 (0.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 15 (0.70%) WinRunner
General
1 619 (28.95%) Finance
2 204 (9.54%) Telecoms
3 155 (7.25%) Banking
4 126 (5.89%) Marketing
5 107 (5.00%) Retail
6 92 (4.30%) Pharmaceutical
7 72 (3.37%) Manufacturing
8 66 (3.09%) Legal
9 63 (2.95%) Investment Banking
10 61 (2.85%) Electronics
11 56 (2.62%) Billing
12 53 (2.48%) Aerospace
13 45 (2.10%) Advertising
14 36 (1.68%) French Language
15 34 (1.59%) German Language
16 33 (1.54%) Publishing
17 32 (1.50%) Automotive
17 32 (1.50%) Military
18 30 (1.40%) Back Office
19 27 (1.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 520 (24.32%) Analyst
2 354 (16.56%) Developer
3 222 (10.38%) Business Analyst
4 125 (5.85%) Consultant
5 113 (5.29%) Test Engineer
6 112 (5.24%) Architect
7 107 (5.00%) Software Engineer
8 84 (3.93%) Test Manager
8 84 (3.93%) Senior Developer
9 73 (3.41%) Design Engineer
10 67 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
11 64 (2.99%) Test Analyst
12 63 (2.95%) Data Analyst
12 63 (2.95%) Software Developer
13 55 (2.57%) Senior Analyst
14 53 (2.48%) Project Manager
15 51 (2.39%) Senior Design Engineer
16 46 (2.15%) Senior Test Engineer
17 43 (2.01%) Support Engineer
18 42 (1.96%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 204 (9.54%) HTML
2 184 (8.61%) .NET
3 155 (7.25%) CSS
4 150 (7.02%) XML
5 103 (4.82%) Web Services
6 80 (3.74%) HTML5
7 69 (3.23%) CSS3
8 62 (2.90%) jQuery
9 51 (2.39%) SOAP
9 51 (2.39%) Ajax
9 51 (2.39%) .NET Framework
10 48 (2.25%) ASP.NET
11 46 (2.15%) WCF
12 41 (1.92%) Spring
13 39 (1.82%) Middleware
14 37 (1.73%) Swing
15 32 (1.50%) XSD
16 30 (1.40%) STL
16 30 (1.40%) XSLT
17 29 (1.36%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 317 (14.83%) Analytical Skills
2 189 (8.84%) Computer Science
3 166 (7.76%) Management Information System
4 86 (4.02%) Mathematics
5 68 (3.18%) User Experience
6 57 (2.67%) Life Science
7 54 (2.53%) Statistics
8 44 (2.06%) Open Source
9 43 (2.01%) Credit Risk
10 40 (1.87%) Firmware
11 38 (1.78%) Mainframe
12 37 (1.73%) iPad
13 31 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
14 27 (1.26%) Physics
15 25 (1.17%) Economics
16 24 (1.12%) Client/Server
17 23 (1.08%) Digital Media
18 21 (0.98%) Mobile App
18 21 (0.98%) Social Media
19 19 (0.89%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 271 (12.68%) Windows
2 244 (11.41%) UNIX
3 206 (9.64%) Linux
4 74 (3.46%) Solaris
5 57 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 43 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
7 27 (1.26%) Windows XP
8 26 (1.22%) Apple iOS
9 22 (1.03%) Windows 7
9 22 (1.03%) Android
10 11 (0.51%) Debian
11 10 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (0.42%) zOS
12 9 (0.42%) AIX
13 8 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (0.33%) Ubuntu
15 6 (0.28%) HPUX
16 4 (0.19%) Windows Phone
17 3 (0.14%) CentOS
17 3 (0.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 440 (20.58%) Agile Software Development
2 319 (14.92%) Project Management
3 211 (9.87%) ITIL
4 208 (9.73%) Business Analysis
5 195 (9.12%) Data Validation
6 187 (8.75%) Software Engineering
7 184 (8.61%) Business Intelligence
8 141 (6.59%) Workflow
9 130 (6.08%) Software Testing
10 128 (5.99%) Change Management
10 128 (5.99%) PRINCE2
11 122 (5.71%) Migration
12 121 (5.66%) Test Automation
13 118 (5.52%) ETL
14 112 (5.24%) Test Strategy
15 110 (5.14%) Unit Testing
16 108 (5.05%) Analytics
17 107 (5.00%) Data Modelling
18 106 (4.96%) Data Analysis
19 105 (4.91%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 542 (25.35%) SQL
2 259 (12.11%) Java
3 215 (10.06%) C#
4 192 (8.98%) JavaScript
5 180 (8.42%) C++
6 164 (7.67%) C
7 104 (4.86%) Python
8 64 (2.99%) Perl
8 64 (2.99%) PL/SQL
9 63 (2.95%) PHP
10 61 (2.85%) T-SQL
11 41 (1.92%) VB
12 37 (1.73%) VBA
13 35 (1.64%) MATLAB
14 27 (1.26%) R
14 27 (1.26%) Ruby
15 26 (1.22%) Delphi
16 24 (1.12%) FoxPro (VFP)
17 23 (1.08%) XPath
18 22 (1.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 575 (26.89%) Degree
2 141 (6.59%) Security Cleared
3 88 (4.12%) ISEB
4 82 (3.84%) ISTQB
5 77 (3.60%) SC Cleared
6 47 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
7 44 (2.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 42 (1.96%) DV Cleared
9 37 (1.73%) Cisco Certification
10 33 (1.54%) CIMA
11 25 (1.17%) CIPD
12 23 (1.08%) CCNP
13 19 (0.89%) MCSE
14 16 (0.75%) CISSP
15 15 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 15 (0.70%) HND
15 15 (0.70%) CCNA
16 14 (0.65%) PMI Certification
16 14 (0.65%) CCIP
17 13 (0.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 259 (12.11%) QA
2 79 (3.70%) SLA
3 77 (3.60%) ISO 9001
4 25 (1.17%) Data Quality
5 24 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 23 (1.08%) GxP
7 18 (0.84%) GAMP
8 14 (0.65%) GMP
9 12 (0.56%) GCP
9 12 (0.56%) PCI DSS
10 11 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 11 (0.51%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 8 (0.37%) EMIR
12 7 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
12 7 (0.33%) COBIT
13 6 (0.28%) Basel III
14 5 (0.23%) DO-160
15 4 (0.19%) GLP
15 4 (0.19%) HL7
16 3 (0.14%) IAS 39
System Software
1 75 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 54 (2.53%) Active Directory
3 28 (1.31%) VMware ESX
4 16 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
4 16 (0.75%) Hyper-V
5 15 (0.70%) vSphere
6 10 (0.47%) RACF
7 9 (0.42%) Forefront TMG
7 9 (0.42%) KVM
8 8 (0.37%) Terminal Services
8 8 (0.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 5 (0.23%) XenApp
9 5 (0.23%) Corosync
9 5 (0.23%) Squid
10 3 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.094%) ACF2
11 2 (0.094%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.047%) FreeRADIUS
12 1 (0.047%) RHEV
12 1 (0.047%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 75 (3.51%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (0.65%) Tivoli
4 10 (0.47%) Puppet
5 9 (0.42%) SCCM
5 9 (0.42%) SCOM
6 8 (0.37%) OpenView
6 8 (0.37%) Netcool
6 8 (0.37%) TeMIP
6 8 (0.37%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 8 (0.37%) HP NNM
6 8 (0.37%) FortiGate
6 8 (0.37%) OVPI
7 6 (0.28%) EMC NetWorker
8 5 (0.23%) Cobbler
8 5 (0.23%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.14%) Ansible
9 3 (0.14%) Nagios
10 2 (0.094%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.094%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 329 (15.39%) Microsoft
2 310 (14.50%) Oracle
3 113 (5.29%) SAP
4 100 (4.68%) VMware
5 89 (4.16%) HP
6 85 (3.98%) IBM
7 84 (3.93%) Business Objects
8 75 (3.51%) Cisco
9 50 (2.34%) Cognos
10 38 (1.78%) EMC
11 37 (1.73%) Siebel
12 33 (1.54%) Juniper
13 32 (1.50%) Remedy
14 30 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
14 30 (1.40%) JBoss
15 27 (1.26%) Sun
16 25 (1.17%) NetApp
16 25 (1.17%) Red Hat
17 24 (1.12%) Aquila
18 23 (1.08%) Informatica
Farnham, Surrey
FT Select
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Surrey
Roc Search
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Poole, Dorset
Siemens Jobs & Careers
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Assurant Solutions
Salary: Salary + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £55000 Per Annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Salt
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + OTE £85K +
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £80000 - £85000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £50000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ARM Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Gem Partnership
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Mason Frank International
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Red10
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
PwC Careers in the UK
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
CIVIWEB
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
RB
Posted: 3 days ago
York, Yorkshire
Siemens Jobs & Careers
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Manchester, Lancashire
Siemens Jobs & Careers
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