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 8 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 310 273 257
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -16
Permanent jobs citing Validation 949 1113 1148
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.94% 1.01% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 1.22% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 613 810 759
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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
85508 90910 82877
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 84.52% 82.73% 80.90%
Number of salaries quoted 70651 74165 69023
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £74,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 8 July 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 8 July 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 +12 392 £51,250 -0.48% 51
South East -56 179 £47,500 -5.00% 34
South West +1 90 £37,500 -11.76% 24
West Midlands -10 61 £45,000 +5.88% 23
North West -8 60 £53,000 +47.22% 12
Yorkshire +9 59 £45,000 +8.43% 7
East of England -26 51 £45,000 +0.55% 16
East Midlands +5 49 £37,500 - 14
North East +1 6 - -
Validation
UK

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 July 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.

1 584 (27.69%) Finance
2 553 (26.22%) SQL
3 499 (23.66%) Degree
4 407 (19.30%) Agile Software Development
5 367 (17.40%) Oracle
6 310 (14.70%) SQL Server
6 310 (14.70%) Microsoft
7 302 (14.32%) Project Management
8 283 (13.42%) QA
9 278 (13.18%) Analytical Skills
10 273 (12.94%) Windows
11 265 (12.57%) Java
12 251 (11.90%) ITIL
13 232 (11.00%) MS Excel
14 218 (10.34%) Software Engineering
15 207 (9.82%) Data Validation
16 206 (9.77%) C
17 202 (9.58%) Management Information System
18 199 (9.44%) Business Intelligence
18 199 (9.44%) SDLC
19 190 (9.01%) Security Cleared
19 190 (9.01%) Retail
20 189 (8.96%) Linux
21 176 (8.35%) C++
22 173 (8.20%) Migration
23 161 (7.63%) Data Warehouse
24 160 (7.59%) Data Management
25 155 (7.35%) C#
26 153 (7.25%) HTML
26 153 (7.25%) Data Modelling

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 8 July 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 64 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 45 (2.13%) IIS
3 44 (2.09%) Tomcat
4 37 (1.75%) Oracle Workflow
5 31 (1.47%) SAS
6 25 (1.19%) CMS
6 25 (1.19%) JBoss
7 23 (1.09%) Apache
7 23 (1.09%) WebSphere
8 19 (0.90%) WebLogic
9 16 (0.76%) Oracle Service Bus
10 14 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
11 13 (0.62%) GlassFish
11 13 (0.62%) Confluence
12 12 (0.57%) Node.js
13 11 (0.52%) MS Exchange
14 10 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
14 10 (0.47%) CICS
14 10 (0.47%) OpenStack
15 9 (0.43%) Mule
Applications
1 232 (11.00%) MS Excel
2 91 (4.31%) MS Office
3 51 (2.42%) MS Visio
4 46 (2.18%) MS PowerPoint
5 33 (1.56%) MS Project
6 23 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
7 16 (0.76%) SPSS
8 10 (0.47%) Simulink
9 5 (0.24%) FastStats
10 4 (0.19%) PowerPivot
10 4 (0.19%) Open Workbench
10 4 (0.19%) Stateflow
10 4 (0.19%) SOLIDWORKS
11 3 (0.14%) Stata
11 3 (0.14%) InfoPath
12 2 (0.095%) Pro/ENGINEER
12 2 (0.095%) PTC Creo
13 1 (0.047%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.047%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.047%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 50 (2.37%) Oracle EBS
2 38 (1.80%) Oracle Applications
3 29 (1.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 23 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
5 17 (0.81%) SAP ERP
5 17 (0.81%) Oracle General Ledger
5 17 (0.81%) Northgate Housing
6 16 (0.76%) Oracle Receivables
6 16 (0.76%) Oracle Payables
6 16 (0.76%) Oracle EBS R12
6 16 (0.76%) Oracle iProcurement
7 15 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
8 14 (0.66%) Oracle BPM
9 13 (0.62%) Oracle Cash Management
10 12 (0.57%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 12 (0.57%) Oracle FAH
11 10 (0.47%) Oracle Assets
12 9 (0.43%) SAP IS-U
13 8 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
14 7 (0.33%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 34 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
2 32 (1.52%) SaaS
3 10 (0.47%) Force.com
4 7 (0.33%) Veeva
5 6 (0.28%) Google Analytics
6 5 (0.24%) Office 365
7 4 (0.19%) IBM Blueworks
8 3 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
9 2 (0.095%) PaaS
9 2 (0.095%) IaaS
10 1 (0.047%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.047%) FinancialForce.com
10 1 (0.047%) Firebase
10 1 (0.047%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.047%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.047%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 74 (3.51%) LAN
2 73 (3.46%) WAN
3 66 (3.13%) TCP/IP
4 48 (2.28%) Internet
5 45 (2.13%) VPN
6 44 (2.09%) Firewall
7 42 (1.99%) DNS
8 41 (1.94%) MPLS
9 36 (1.71%) Ethernet
10 34 (1.61%) BGP
11 33 (1.56%) OSPF
11 33 (1.56%) SAN
12 32 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
13 27 (1.28%) ATM
14 26 (1.23%) DHCP
15 25 (1.19%) SSL
15 25 (1.19%) Wireless
16 24 (1.14%) 3G
16 24 (1.14%) EIGRP
16 24 (1.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 310 (14.70%) SQL Server
2 161 (7.63%) Data Warehouse
3 118 (5.60%) Relational Database
4 78 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 72 (3.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 66 (3.13%) DB2
7 63 (2.99%) Oracle Database
8 58 (2.75%) Data Mining
9 54 (2.56%) RDBMS
10 48 (2.28%) Oracle Reports
11 46 (2.18%) Big Data
12 41 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
13 39 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 39 (1.85%) MySQL
14 35 (1.66%) Oracle BI EE
15 29 (1.38%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
16 28 (1.33%) QlikView
16 28 (1.33%) Data Mart
17 27 (1.28%) Oracle ODI
18 25 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 77 (3.65%) Subversion
2 67 (3.18%) Visual Studio
3 66 (3.13%) JIRA
4 63 (2.99%) Git (software)
5 50 (2.37%) Team Foundation Server
5 50 (2.37%) Rational DOORS
6 46 (2.18%) Selenium
7 45 (2.13%) Oracle Forms
8 41 (1.94%) Maven
9 32 (1.52%) Eclipse
10 29 (1.38%) NUnit
11 27 (1.28%) LoadRunner
12 25 (1.19%) ERwin
12 25 (1.19%) HP UFT
13 24 (1.14%) Talend Open Studio
14 15 (0.71%) Jenkins
15 14 (0.66%) Rhino Mocks
15 14 (0.66%) IntelliJ
15 14 (0.66%) NetBeans
16 12 (0.57%) Ant
General
1 584 (27.69%) Finance
2 190 (9.01%) Retail
3 144 (6.83%) Banking
4 133 (6.31%) Telecoms
5 129 (6.12%) Manufacturing
6 117 (5.55%) Marketing
7 69 (3.27%) Legal
8 68 (3.22%) Automotive
8 68 (3.22%) Electronics
9 65 (3.08%) Military
10 57 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
11 48 (2.28%) Back Office
12 43 (2.04%) Front Office
12 43 (2.04%) Billing
13 32 (1.52%) Aerospace
14 29 (1.38%) Advertising
14 29 (1.38%) Retail Banking
15 22 (1.04%) Games
15 22 (1.04%) Financial Institution
16 19 (0.90%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 459 (21.76%) Analyst
2 376 (17.83%) Developer
3 151 (7.16%) Business Analyst
4 137 (6.50%) Architect
5 119 (5.64%) Consultant
6 98 (4.65%) Data Analyst
7 97 (4.60%) Java Developer
8 85 (4.03%) Software Engineer
9 83 (3.94%) Test Engineer
10 74 (3.51%) Systems Engineer
11 69 (3.27%) Software Developer
12 54 (2.56%) Test Manager
13 50 (2.37%) Project Manager
14 49 (2.32%) Senior Analyst
15 46 (2.18%) Test Analyst
16 45 (2.13%) Service Manager
17 44 (2.09%) Design Engineer
18 43 (2.04%) Data Architect
19 40 (1.90%) Support Analyst
19 40 (1.90%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (7.25%) HTML
2 134 (6.35%) .NET
3 124 (5.88%) CSS
4 101 (4.79%) Web Services
5 100 (4.74%) XML
6 77 (3.65%) HTML5
7 70 (3.32%) J2EE
8 68 (3.22%) Spring
9 52 (2.47%) jQuery
10 51 (2.42%) ASP.NET
11 45 (2.13%) Ajax
12 44 (2.09%) Struts
13 42 (1.99%) CSS3
14 41 (1.94%) JSON
15 39 (1.85%) SOAP
16 38 (1.80%) AngularJS
17 34 (1.61%) Visualforce
17 34 (1.61%) .NET Framework
18 32 (1.52%) Middleware
19 29 (1.38%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 278 (13.18%) Analytical Skills
2 202 (9.58%) Management Information System
3 132 (6.26%) Computer Science
4 84 (3.98%) Mathematics
5 78 (3.70%) Data Centre
6 60 (2.84%) Statistics
7 45 (2.13%) User Experience
8 44 (2.09%) Data Integration
9 41 (1.94%) Replication
10 35 (1.66%) Life Science
11 30 (1.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 29 (1.38%) GIS
13 28 (1.33%) Algorithms
13 28 (1.33%) Mobile App
14 27 (1.28%) Embedded Systems
14 27 (1.28%) Taxonomies
15 26 (1.23%) Derivative
16 24 (1.14%) Clustering
17 23 (1.09%) CMDB
18 22 (1.04%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 273 (12.94%) Windows
2 189 (8.96%) Linux
3 121 (5.74%) UNIX
4 61 (2.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 39 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 34 (1.61%) Android
7 33 (1.56%) Solaris
8 30 (1.42%) Apple iOS
9 25 (1.19%) Windows 7
10 20 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (0.71%) zOS
12 11 (0.52%) Windows CE
12 11 (0.52%) VxWorks
12 11 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
14 5 (0.24%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
16 2 (0.095%) AIX
16 2 (0.095%) HPUX
17 1 (0.047%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 407 (19.30%) Agile Software Development
2 302 (14.32%) Project Management
3 251 (11.90%) ITIL
4 218 (10.34%) Software Engineering
5 207 (9.82%) Data Validation
6 199 (9.44%) Business Intelligence
6 199 (9.44%) SDLC
7 173 (8.20%) Migration
8 160 (7.59%) Data Management
9 153 (7.25%) Data Modelling
10 149 (7.06%) Continuous Improvement
11 147 (6.97%) ETL
12 143 (6.78%) Change Management
13 141 (6.69%) Business Analysis
14 137 (6.50%) Service Delivery
15 127 (6.02%) OO
16 126 (5.97%) Analytics
17 117 (5.55%) Data Analysis
18 116 (5.50%) PRINCE2
19 115 (5.45%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 553 (26.22%) SQL
2 265 (12.57%) Java
3 206 (9.77%) C
4 176 (8.35%) C++
5 155 (7.35%) C#
6 138 (6.54%) JavaScript
7 122 (5.78%) Python
8 93 (4.41%) Perl
9 82 (3.89%) T-SQL
10 73 (3.46%) PL/SQL
11 53 (2.51%) VBA
12 35 (1.66%) Apex Code
13 32 (1.52%) Bash Shell
14 31 (1.47%) Shell Script
15 30 (1.42%) VB
16 24 (1.14%) PowerShell
17 22 (1.04%) Ruby
17 22 (1.04%) Embedded C
17 22 (1.04%) Assembly Language
18 20 (0.95%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 499 (23.66%) Degree
2 190 (9.01%) Security Cleared
3 109 (5.17%) SC Cleared
4 87 (4.13%) ISEB
5 66 (3.13%) DV Cleared
6 64 (3.03%) ISTQB
7 54 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
8 48 (2.28%) Cisco Certification
9 47 (2.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 42 (1.99%) PMI Certification
11 35 (1.66%) PMP
12 27 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
13 24 (1.14%) MCSE
14 23 (1.09%) CCNA
15 22 (1.04%) CCNP
16 18 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 18 (0.85%) MCITP
17 15 (0.71%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
18 14 (0.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
19 13 (0.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 283 (13.42%) QA
2 108 (5.12%) SLA
3 48 (2.28%) ISO 9001
4 38 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 38 (1.80%) Data Quality
5 32 (1.52%) GMP
6 27 (1.28%) ISO 9000
6 27 (1.28%) COBIT
7 21 (1.00%) ISO 14001
8 14 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 11 (0.52%) JSP 440
10 10 (0.47%) EMIR
10 10 (0.47%) GAMP
11 9 (0.43%) MiFID
12 7 (0.33%) PCI DSS
13 6 (0.28%) IEC 61508
13 6 (0.28%) 21 CFR Part 11
14 5 (0.24%) DO-178B
15 4 (0.19%) WCAG
16 3 (0.14%) GCP
System Software
1 77 (3.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 70 (3.32%) Active Directory
3 60 (2.84%) Firmware
4 20 (0.95%) vSphere
5 19 (0.90%) Hyper-V
6 15 (0.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 15 (0.71%) Terminal Services
6 15 (0.71%) vCloud
7 12 (0.57%) RACF
8 10 (0.47%) VMware ESX
9 8 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (0.38%) XenApp
10 7 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.095%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.095%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.095%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.095%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.095%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.047%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.047%) KVM
Systems Management
1 42 (1.99%) HP Quality Center
2 21 (1.00%) SCCM
3 15 (0.71%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 13 (0.62%) BladeLogic
4 13 (0.62%) Ansible
5 11 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (0.52%) Puppet
5 11 (0.52%) Tivoli
5 11 (0.52%) Nagios
6 10 (0.47%) Unicenter
7 8 (0.38%) Cobbler
7 8 (0.38%) FortiGate
8 7 (0.33%) Control-M
9 5 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 5 (0.24%) Oracle EDQ
10 3 (0.14%) WMI
10 3 (0.14%) BMC Marimba
10 3 (0.14%) Oozie
11 2 (0.095%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.095%) SCOM
Vendors
1 367 (17.40%) Oracle
2 310 (14.70%) Microsoft
3 104 (4.93%) Cisco
3 104 (4.93%) SAP
4 91 (4.31%) VMware
5 67 (3.18%) Juniper
6 64 (3.03%) Informatica
7 62 (2.94%) HP
8 60 (2.84%) Salesforce.com
9 50 (2.37%) IBM
10 43 (2.04%) EMC
11 36 (1.71%) Citrix
12 32 (1.52%) Business Objects
13 26 (1.23%) CheckPoint
14 24 (1.14%) Sybase
14 24 (1.14%) Talend
15 22 (1.04%) Tableau
15 22 (1.04%) Remedy
15 22 (1.04%) Veritas
16 21 (1.00%) Red Hat
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Posted: 8 hours ago
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + pension + other benefits
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Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Options, Benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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Salary: Flexible, Competitive
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
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JP Morgan
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
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Salary: Open DOE
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Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
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Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
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JP Morgan
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
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Salary: £41000 - £52000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Generous Benefits and Perks
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
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ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £75 - £97K + 20% and benefits
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