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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 301 277 296
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +19
Permanent jobs citing Validation 985 1035 990
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.94% 1.01% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 1.24% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 695 721 741
Average salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +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
86698 83726 86947
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.30% 81.77% 79.71%
Number of salaries quoted 71999 67940 74673
Average salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.10% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -5 351 £52,500 +5.00% 62
South East -26 234 £47,500 +7.95% 25
East of England +23 104 £45,000 - 15
South West +14 97 £45,000 +5.88% 17
East Midlands +14 81 £32,500 -9.72% 2
Yorkshire -44 54 £37,500 +4.16% 9
West Midlands +14 38 £40,750 +8.66% 6
North West -33 24 £35,000 -22.22% 5
Midlands 0 4 £55,000 -18.51% 2
North East -23 1 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Validation
UK

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 610 (31.12%) Finance
2 603 (30.77%) Degree
3 561 (28.62%) SQL
4 438 (22.35%) Agile Software Development
5 323 (16.48%) Microsoft
6 321 (16.38%) Analytical Skills
7 299 (15.26%) SQL Server
8 281 (14.34%) Project Management
9 280 (14.29%) Windows
10 241 (12.30%) Oracle
11 225 (11.48%) C#
12 224 (11.43%) QA
13 217 (11.07%) Software Engineering
14 216 (11.02%) HTML
15 207 (10.56%) Java
16 204 (10.41%) Linux
16 204 (10.41%) UNIX
17 193 (9.85%) JavaScript
18 188 (9.59%) MS Excel
19 181 (9.23%) .NET
20 179 (9.13%) C
21 174 (8.88%) CSS
21 174 (8.88%) Business Intelligence
22 172 (8.78%) C++
23 166 (8.47%) Data Validation
24 163 (8.32%) Telecoms
25 158 (8.06%) Data Warehouse
26 155 (7.91%) ITIL
26 155 (7.91%) Computer Science
27 151 (7.70%) Software Testing

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 77 (3.93%) SharePoint
2 53 (2.70%) SAS
3 43 (2.19%) IIS
4 32 (1.63%) Tomcat
5 27 (1.38%) CMS
6 22 (1.12%) JBoss
7 16 (0.82%) MS Exchange
8 15 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
9 14 (0.71%) WebSphere
9 14 (0.71%) Apache
10 12 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
11 11 (0.56%) Confluence
12 10 (0.51%) Oracle Service Bus
12 10 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
12 10 (0.51%) WebLogic
12 10 (0.51%) PowerExchange
13 9 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
14 7 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
14 7 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
15 5 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 188 (9.59%) MS Excel
2 81 (4.13%) MS Office
3 55 (2.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 30 (1.53%) MS Visio
5 22 (1.12%) MS Project
5 22 (1.12%) Simulink
6 21 (1.07%) Photoshop
7 18 (0.92%) Stateflow
8 15 (0.77%) InfoPath
9 12 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
10 11 (0.56%) TargetLink
10 11 (0.56%) SPSS
11 9 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
11 9 (0.46%) OmniGraffle
12 7 (0.36%) Doxygen
12 7 (0.36%) PowerPivot
13 4 (0.20%) LaTeX
13 4 (0.20%) Stata
13 4 (0.20%) Adobe Captivate
14 2 (0.10%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 18 (0.92%) Google Analytics
1 18 (0.92%) Oracle BPM
2 16 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
3 13 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.46%) Cognos TM1
4 9 (0.46%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 8 (0.41%) ProductWriter
6 7 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
7 6 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
8 5 (0.26%) SAP IS-U
8 5 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
9 4 (0.20%) Markit EDM
9 4 (0.20%) IntelliMatch
9 4 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
10 3 (0.15%) Kondor+
10 3 (0.15%) SAP EHS
10 3 (0.15%) HiPortfolio
10 3 (0.15%) SAP CO
10 3 (0.15%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 46 (2.35%) SaaS
2 25 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (0.41%) Office 365
4 6 (0.31%) LucidChart
5 4 (0.20%) Force.com
6 2 (0.10%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.10%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.051%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.051%) Trello
7 1 (0.051%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.051%) PaaS
7 1 (0.051%) Heroku
7 1 (0.051%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 78 (3.98%) Internet
2 59 (3.01%) WAN
3 52 (2.65%) Intranet
4 51 (2.60%) LAN
5 45 (2.30%) TCP/IP
6 43 (2.19%) Firewall
7 38 (1.94%) Wireless
8 34 (1.73%) MPLS
9 30 (1.53%) HTTP
10 29 (1.48%) Broadband
11 28 (1.43%) BGP
12 27 (1.38%) Extranet
13 25 (1.28%) VPN
13 25 (1.28%) DSL
13 25 (1.28%) DWDM
14 24 (1.22%) IP Telephony
15 21 (1.07%) DNS
16 18 (0.92%) 3G
17 16 (0.82%) SAN
18 15 (0.77%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 299 (15.26%) SQL Server
2 158 (8.06%) Data Warehouse
3 126 (6.43%) Relational Database
4 105 (5.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 76 (3.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 68 (3.47%) RDBMS
7 55 (2.81%) MySQL
8 49 (2.50%) Oracle ODI
9 48 (2.45%) DB2
10 47 (2.40%) Big Data
11 36 (1.84%) SQLPlus
11 36 (1.84%) DataStage
12 35 (1.79%) Oracle Exadata
13 31 (1.58%) Oracle Database
14 30 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 30 (1.53%) MS Access
15 29 (1.48%) Data Mining
16 23 (1.17%) BusinessObjects XI
17 22 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
18 21 (1.07%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 115 (5.87%) Visual Studio
2 94 (4.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 73 (3.72%) Rational DOORS
3 73 (3.72%) Selenium
4 69 (3.52%) Subversion
5 66 (3.37%) QuickTest Pro
6 65 (3.32%) NUnit
7 58 (2.96%) Rhino Mocks
8 43 (2.19%) Toad
9 40 (2.04%) JUnit
10 38 (1.94%) Git (software)
11 36 (1.84%) JIRA
12 27 (1.38%) LoadRunner
12 27 (1.38%) WebDriver
13 25 (1.28%) Jenkins
14 20 (1.02%) TestNG
15 18 (0.92%) Axure RP
16 17 (0.87%) Eclipse
17 15 (0.77%) Artifactory
18 14 (0.71%) JMeter
General
1 610 (31.12%) Finance
2 163 (8.32%) Telecoms
3 146 (7.45%) Banking
4 106 (5.41%) Retail
5 93 (4.74%) Marketing
6 78 (3.98%) Manufacturing
7 77 (3.93%) Pharmaceutical
8 61 (3.11%) Electronics
9 57 (2.91%) Legal
10 51 (2.60%) Investment Banking
11 47 (2.40%) Advertising
12 42 (2.14%) Billing
13 36 (1.84%) Aerospace
14 34 (1.73%) Automotive
15 33 (1.68%) Front Office
16 31 (1.58%) Games
17 26 (1.33%) Military
18 21 (1.07%) Back Office
19 18 (0.92%) Financial Institution
20 12 (0.61%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 408 (20.82%) Analyst
2 323 (16.48%) Developer
3 137 (6.99%) Business Analyst
4 126 (6.43%) Architect
5 119 (6.07%) Test Engineer
6 111 (5.66%) Software Engineer
7 85 (4.34%) Senior Developer
8 81 (4.13%) Systems Engineer
9 79 (4.03%) Consultant
10 73 (3.72%) Test Manager
11 72 (3.67%) Test Analyst
12 63 (3.21%) Software Developer
13 61 (3.11%) Data Analyst
14 53 (2.70%) C# Developer
14 53 (2.70%) Senior Analyst
15 51 (2.60%) Project Manager
16 49 (2.50%) Designer
17 42 (2.14%) .NET Developer
18 41 (2.09%) Senior Test Engineer
19 37 (1.89%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 216 (11.02%) HTML
2 181 (9.23%) .NET
3 174 (8.88%) CSS
4 142 (7.24%) XML
5 112 (5.71%) Web Services
6 92 (4.69%) HTML5
7 80 (4.08%) CSS3
8 59 (3.01%) jQuery
9 54 (2.76%) ASP.NET
10 50 (2.55%) .NET Framework
11 47 (2.40%) SOAP
12 42 (2.14%) Ajax
13 41 (2.09%) JSON
14 40 (2.04%) WCF
15 32 (1.63%) Spring
16 30 (1.53%) Middleware
17 29 (1.48%) RESTful
18 27 (1.38%) WPF
19 26 (1.33%) STL
19 26 (1.33%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 321 (16.38%) Analytical Skills
2 155 (7.91%) Computer Science
3 135 (6.89%) Management Information System
4 103 (5.26%) Mathematics
5 71 (3.62%) User Experience
6 44 (2.24%) Mainframe
7 42 (2.14%) Algorithms
8 40 (2.04%) Life Science
9 37 (1.89%) Open Source
10 36 (1.84%) Credit Risk
11 35 (1.79%) Statistics
12 31 (1.58%) Client/Server
12 31 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
13 29 (1.48%) Embedded Systems
14 28 (1.43%) Mobile App
15 24 (1.22%) iPad
16 23 (1.17%) Market Risk
17 20 (1.02%) W3C
18 19 (0.97%) Visualisation
19 18 (0.92%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 280 (14.29%) Windows
2 204 (10.41%) UNIX
2 204 (10.41%) Linux
3 54 (2.76%) Solaris
4 44 (2.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (1.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (0.87%) Apple iOS
7 16 (0.82%) Windows 7
7 16 (0.82%) Android
7 16 (0.82%) Windows XP
8 12 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (0.41%) AIX
10 7 (0.36%) Debian
11 6 (0.31%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.31%) Windows Phone
12 4 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (0.20%) CentOS
12 4 (0.20%) HPUX
12 4 (0.20%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 438 (22.35%) Agile Software Development
2 281 (14.34%) Project Management
3 217 (11.07%) Software Engineering
4 174 (8.88%) Business Intelligence
5 166 (8.47%) Data Validation
6 155 (7.91%) ITIL
7 151 (7.70%) Software Testing
8 142 (7.24%) Mentoring
9 136 (6.94%) Workflow
10 133 (6.79%) Test Strategy
11 120 (6.12%) ETL
12 117 (5.97%) Change Management
12 117 (5.97%) Unit Testing
13 115 (5.87%) Analytics
14 114 (5.82%) Data Modelling
15 113 (5.77%) Waterfall
16 111 (5.66%) Test Automation
17 108 (5.51%) Business Analysis
18 106 (5.41%) Data Analysis
18 106 (5.41%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 561 (28.62%) SQL
2 225 (11.48%) C#
3 207 (10.56%) Java
4 193 (9.85%) JavaScript
5 179 (9.13%) C
6 172 (8.78%) C++
7 100 (5.10%) Python
8 68 (3.47%) PHP
9 67 (3.42%) T-SQL
10 63 (3.21%) PL/SQL
11 52 (2.65%) VBA
12 50 (2.55%) Perl
13 39 (1.99%) Shell Script
14 29 (1.48%) Bash Shell
15 27 (1.38%) VB.NET
16 25 (1.28%) VB
16 25 (1.28%) Ruby
16 25 (1.28%) R
17 21 (1.07%) MATLAB
18 18 (0.92%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 603 (30.77%) Degree
2 150 (7.65%) Security Cleared
3 90 (4.59%) ISTQB
4 76 (3.88%) SC Cleared
5 69 (3.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 66 (3.37%) DV Cleared
7 63 (3.21%) ISEB
8 38 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
9 30 (1.53%) CCNP
10 28 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
11 18 (0.92%) PMI Certification
12 16 (0.82%) CISSP
13 15 (0.77%) CCIP
14 14 (0.71%) HND
15 13 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
15 13 (0.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 12 (0.61%) CISM
17 11 (0.56%) PhD
17 11 (0.56%) APMP
17 11 (0.56%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 224 (11.43%) QA
2 90 (4.59%) ISO 9001
3 64 (3.27%) SLA
4 37 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 33 (1.68%) ISO 9000
6 27 (1.38%) Data Quality
7 19 (0.97%) GAMP
8 15 (0.77%) GxP
9 14 (0.71%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 13 (0.66%) ISO 14001
10 13 (0.66%) PCI DSS
11 12 (0.61%) JSP 440
12 11 (0.56%) GMP
13 10 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 9 (0.46%) COBIT
15 8 (0.41%) DO-178B
16 7 (0.36%) DO-254
17 6 (0.31%) Basel III
18 4 (0.20%) CRD IV
18 4 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 64 (3.27%) Active Directory
2 61 (3.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (2.19%) Firmware
4 18 (0.92%) VMware ESX
4 18 (0.92%) vSphere
5 15 (0.77%) VMware Workstation
6 10 (0.51%) KVM
7 8 (0.41%) Forefront TMG
7 8 (0.41%) XenApp
8 7 (0.36%) Hyper-V
9 6 (0.31%) NFS
10 4 (0.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (0.15%) RACF
12 2 (0.10%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.10%) Squid
12 2 (0.10%) vCloud
12 2 (0.10%) Corosync
12 2 (0.10%) RHEV
13 1 (0.051%) ACF2
13 1 (0.051%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 108 (5.51%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (0.51%) Puppet
4 9 (0.46%) SCOM
4 9 (0.46%) FortiGate
5 6 (0.31%) Tivoli
5 6 (0.31%) WMI
5 6 (0.31%) WSUS
6 5 (0.26%) EMC NetWorker
6 5 (0.26%) Netcool
6 5 (0.26%) NetBackup
6 5 (0.26%) Cobbler
6 5 (0.26%) SCCM
7 4 (0.20%) OVPI
7 4 (0.20%) OpenView
7 4 (0.20%) TeMIP
7 4 (0.20%) HP NNM
8 3 (0.15%) Nagios
8 3 (0.15%) Ansible
9 2 (0.10%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 323 (16.48%) Microsoft
2 241 (12.30%) Oracle
3 96 (4.90%) SAP
4 92 (4.69%) HP
5 85 (4.34%) VMware
6 81 (4.13%) Business Objects
7 70 (3.57%) Cisco
7 70 (3.57%) IBM
8 63 (3.21%) Cognos
9 34 (1.73%) Salesforce.com
10 32 (1.63%) EMC
11 31 (1.58%) Avaya
12 27 (1.38%) Siebel
13 26 (1.33%) Google
14 25 (1.28%) Juniper
14 25 (1.28%) Mitel
14 25 (1.28%) TOWER Software
15 22 (1.12%) Citrix
15 22 (1.12%) Informatica
16 21 (1.07%) NetApp
South East
Vodafone
Posted: 2 hours ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Advantage XPO
Posted: 5 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Talent Spa
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 hours ago
South West
Talent International
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £36000 per annum + Pro Rata
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Red10
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
South West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Salary: Market related
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
LA International
Salary: £34000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000 + OTE
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
GE Capital
Salary: Unspecified £Competitive Salary & Great Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Sanderson
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Benedict Cole Limited
Salary: £45000 - £48000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Premier Engineering
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + benifits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
LA International
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago