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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 283 274 262
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -12
Permanent jobs citing Validation 1028 1004 1158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.95% 1.01% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 1.27% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 765 704 891
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 £30,750 £30,000 £29,900
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £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
87806 79197 86082
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 80.80% 79.57% 78.05%
Number of salaries quoted 70655 65397 73602
Average salary £48,500 £47,500 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.10% +1.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +36 409 £52,000 +4.00% 60
South East -43 242 £50,000 +17.64% 39
East of England +3 92 £43,500 +2.35% 21
North West +24 85 £36,000 -20.00% 17
South West -10 57 £42,500 - 17
West Midlands -25 50 £37,500 -6.25% 6
Yorkshire -52 43 £38,500 +1.98% 12
East Midlands -49 34 £40,000 +6.66% 11
North East -8 7 £40,000 +17.64% 1
Midlands - 4 £40,000 -
Validation
UK

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 596 (27.84%) Finance
2 565 (26.39%) Degree
3 546 (25.50%) SQL
4 343 (16.02%) Microsoft
5 316 (14.76%) Oracle
6 309 (14.43%) Project Management
7 286 (13.36%) SQL Server
8 276 (12.89%) Windows
9 270 (12.61%) QA
10 261 (12.19%) Java
11 259 (12.10%) UNIX
12 237 (11.07%) Agile Software Development
13 212 (9.90%) Business Analysis
14 210 (9.81%) ITIL
14 210 (9.81%) C#
15 209 (9.76%) Linux
16 207 (9.67%) HTML
17 204 (9.53%) Data Validation
18 195 (9.11%) Telecoms
19 193 (9.01%) Computer Science
20 190 (8.87%) C++
21 188 (8.78%) Software Engineering
22 187 (8.73%) JavaScript
23 186 (8.69%) .NET
24 185 (8.64%) MS Excel
25 182 (8.50%) Business Intelligence
26 174 (8.13%) Relational Database
27 168 (7.85%) Management Information System
28 160 (7.47%) CSS
29 158 (7.38%) C

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 59 (2.76%) SAS
2 53 (2.48%) SharePoint
3 41 (1.91%) CMS
4 37 (1.73%) Tomcat
5 32 (1.49%) IIS
6 25 (1.17%) WebSphere
7 24 (1.12%) FileNet
8 17 (0.79%) WebLogic
8 17 (0.79%) MS Exchange
9 16 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
10 15 (0.70%) Documentum
10 15 (0.70%) Apache
10 15 (0.70%) Confluence
10 15 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
11 12 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
11 12 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
12 10 (0.47%) CICS
13 8 (0.37%) Lync
14 7 (0.33%) JCAPS
15 6 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 185 (8.64%) MS Excel
2 112 (5.23%) MS Office
3 63 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 43 (2.01%) MS Visio
4 43 (2.01%) MS Project
5 22 (1.03%) Simulink
5 22 (1.03%) SPSS
6 21 (0.98%) Photoshop
7 19 (0.89%) OmniGraffle
8 9 (0.42%) Stateflow
9 8 (0.37%) TargetLink
10 7 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
11 6 (0.28%) InfoPath
12 5 (0.23%) Stata
13 4 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
13 4 (0.19%) Doxygen
13 4 (0.19%) S-PLUS
14 1 (0.047%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.047%) Open Workbench
14 1 (0.047%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 32 (1.49%) Oracle Financials
2 24 (1.12%) HFM
3 22 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
4 20 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
5 13 (0.61%) Oracle BPM
6 10 (0.47%) Oracle General Ledger
6 10 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
7 9 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
7 9 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
8 8 (0.37%) Google Analytics
9 7 (0.33%) SAP IS-U
9 7 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
10 6 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 5 (0.23%) Summit
11 5 (0.23%) Oracle 11i
11 5 (0.23%) Siebel Analytics
11 5 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
12 4 (0.19%) osCommerce
12 4 (0.19%) SAP SD
12 4 (0.19%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 34 (1.59%) SaaS
2 17 (0.79%) LucidChart
3 14 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (0.51%) Force.com
5 3 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.14%) Office 365
6 1 (0.047%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 94 (4.39%) Internet
2 89 (4.16%) TCP/IP
3 62 (2.90%) Firewall
4 48 (2.24%) LAN
5 42 (1.96%) DNS
6 37 (1.73%) MPLS
6 37 (1.73%) Wireless
7 35 (1.63%) WAN
8 33 (1.54%) BGP
9 32 (1.49%) HTTP
10 31 (1.45%) Broadband
11 30 (1.40%) DHCP
12 28 (1.31%) NAS
13 27 (1.26%) Intranet
14 26 (1.21%) 3G
14 26 (1.21%) LTE
15 23 (1.07%) VPN
16 21 (0.98%) OSPF
17 20 (0.93%) SNMP
18 19 (0.89%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 286 (13.36%) SQL Server
2 174 (8.13%) Relational Database
3 143 (6.68%) Data Warehouse
4 113 (5.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 107 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 82 (3.83%) RDBMS
7 60 (2.80%) Oracle Database
8 49 (2.29%) MySQL
9 44 (2.06%) Data Mining
10 43 (2.01%) Oracle BI EE
11 41 (1.91%) OLTP
12 40 (1.87%) Big Data
13 39 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
14 37 (1.73%) Oracle Database 11g
15 35 (1.63%) DB2
16 31 (1.45%) DataStage
17 30 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 28 (1.31%) MS Access
19 26 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
19 26 (1.21%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 88 (4.11%) Visual Studio
2 69 (3.22%) Selenium
3 62 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 54 (2.52%) NUnit
5 50 (2.34%) QuickTest Pro
6 49 (2.29%) Subversion
7 41 (1.91%) Rhino Mocks
8 39 (1.82%) Rational DOORS
9 38 (1.77%) Toad
10 36 (1.68%) JUnit
11 34 (1.59%) JIRA
12 28 (1.31%) Git (software)
13 24 (1.12%) Axure RP
14 20 (0.93%) Jenkins
14 20 (0.93%) WebDriver
15 17 (0.79%) MSTest
15 17 (0.79%) Eclipse
15 17 (0.79%) LoadRunner
16 16 (0.75%) SilkPerformer
16 16 (0.75%) Cucumber
General
1 596 (27.84%) Finance
2 195 (9.11%) Telecoms
3 145 (6.77%) Banking
4 122 (5.70%) Marketing
5 99 (4.62%) Retail
6 88 (4.11%) Pharmaceutical
7 70 (3.27%) Manufacturing
8 69 (3.22%) Legal
9 62 (2.90%) Investment Banking
10 61 (2.85%) Electronics
11 49 (2.29%) Aerospace
11 49 (2.29%) Billing
12 43 (2.01%) Advertising
13 40 (1.87%) French Language
14 38 (1.77%) German Language
15 34 (1.59%) Military
15 34 (1.59%) Automotive
16 30 (1.40%) Publishing
17 28 (1.31%) Back Office
18 25 (1.17%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 532 (24.85%) Analyst
2 368 (17.19%) Developer
3 241 (11.26%) Business Analyst
4 128 (5.98%) Consultant
5 115 (5.37%) Software Engineer
6 106 (4.95%) Test Engineer
7 101 (4.72%) Architect
8 96 (4.48%) Senior Developer
9 76 (3.55%) Test Manager
10 74 (3.46%) Design Engineer
11 70 (3.27%) Systems Engineer
12 63 (2.94%) Software Developer
12 63 (2.94%) Data Analyst
13 58 (2.71%) Senior Analyst
14 57 (2.66%) Test Analyst
15 54 (2.52%) Project Manager
16 53 (2.48%) Support Engineer
17 52 (2.43%) Senior Design Engineer
18 44 (2.06%) C# Developer
19 43 (2.01%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 207 (9.67%) HTML
2 186 (8.69%) .NET
3 160 (7.47%) CSS
4 151 (7.05%) XML
5 95 (4.44%) Web Services
6 88 (4.11%) HTML5
7 75 (3.50%) CSS3
8 71 (3.32%) jQuery
9 63 (2.94%) Ajax
10 62 (2.90%) .NET Framework
11 55 (2.57%) WCF
11 55 (2.57%) SOAP
11 55 (2.57%) ASP.NET
12 51 (2.38%) Spring
13 41 (1.91%) Swing
14 40 (1.87%) Middleware
15 35 (1.63%) STL
16 34 (1.59%) LINQ
17 33 (1.54%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 31 (1.45%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 193 (9.01%) Computer Science
2 168 (7.85%) Management Information System
3 86 (4.02%) Mathematics
4 54 (2.52%) Statistics
5 51 (2.38%) Firmware
6 49 (2.29%) Life Science
7 46 (2.15%) Open Source
8 42 (1.96%) Credit Risk
9 41 (1.91%) iPad
10 35 (1.63%) Mainframe
11 28 (1.31%) Physics
12 26 (1.21%) Economics
13 24 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
14 23 (1.07%) Social Media
14 23 (1.07%) Derivative
15 22 (1.03%) Digital Media
16 20 (0.93%) Visualisation
16 20 (0.93%) Client/Server
17 19 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 18 (0.84%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 276 (12.89%) Windows
2 259 (12.10%) UNIX
3 209 (9.76%) Linux
4 77 (3.60%) Solaris
5 66 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 53 (2.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 30 (1.40%) Windows XP
8 27 (1.26%) Windows 7
9 26 (1.21%) Apple iOS
10 21 (0.98%) Android
11 15 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (0.56%) Debian
13 10 (0.47%) zOS
13 10 (0.47%) AIX
13 10 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (0.33%) HPUX
15 5 (0.23%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.19%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.14%) SUSE
17 3 (0.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 309 (14.43%) Project Management
2 237 (11.07%) Agile Software Development
3 212 (9.90%) Business Analysis
4 210 (9.81%) ITIL
5 204 (9.53%) Data Validation
6 188 (8.78%) Software Engineering
7 182 (8.50%) Business Intelligence
8 148 (6.91%) Workflow
9 137 (6.40%) Change Management
10 127 (5.93%) ETL
11 126 (5.89%) Data Modelling
12 123 (5.74%) Unit Testing
13 120 (5.60%) PRINCE2
14 117 (5.46%) Migration
15 114 (5.32%) Scrum
16 113 (5.28%) Software Testing
17 112 (5.23%) Test Automation
18 102 (4.76%) Data Analysis
18 102 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
18 102 (4.76%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 546 (25.50%) SQL
2 261 (12.19%) Java
3 210 (9.81%) C#
4 190 (8.87%) C++
5 187 (8.73%) JavaScript
6 158 (7.38%) C
7 103 (4.81%) Python
8 74 (3.46%) PL/SQL
9 68 (3.18%) T-SQL
10 63 (2.94%) PHP
11 62 (2.90%) Perl
12 44 (2.06%) VB
13 41 (1.91%) MATLAB
14 32 (1.49%) VBA
15 27 (1.26%) Ruby
16 26 (1.21%) Delphi
16 26 (1.21%) R
17 25 (1.17%) PowerShell
17 25 (1.17%) Shell Script
18 24 (1.12%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 565 (26.39%) Degree
2 123 (5.74%) Security Cleared
3 79 (3.69%) ISEB
4 72 (3.36%) SC Cleared
5 70 (3.27%) ISTQB
6 49 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 45 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
8 36 (1.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 31 (1.45%) CIMA
10 29 (1.35%) DV Cleared
11 26 (1.21%) CCNP
12 25 (1.17%) CIPD
13 22 (1.03%) CCNA
14 19 (0.89%) CISSP
14 19 (0.89%) MCSE
14 19 (0.89%) MCITP
15 15 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 15 (0.70%) HND
16 14 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 14 (0.65%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 270 (12.61%) QA
2 76 (3.55%) SLA
3 71 (3.32%) ISO 9001
4 26 (1.21%) GxP
5 24 (1.12%) GAMP
6 23 (1.07%) Data Quality
7 19 (0.89%) GCP
7 19 (0.89%) GMP
7 19 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 16 (0.75%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 10 (0.47%) PCI DSS
9 10 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 8 (0.37%) EMIR
11 7 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
12 6 (0.28%) Basel III
12 6 (0.28%) COBIT
13 5 (0.23%) DO-160
14 4 (0.19%) HL7
14 4 (0.19%) GLP
15 3 (0.14%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 71 (3.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 55 (2.57%) Active Directory
3 27 (1.26%) VMware ESX
4 21 (0.98%) Hyper-V
5 14 (0.65%) vSphere
6 12 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
7 11 (0.51%) RACF
8 9 (0.42%) KVM
8 9 (0.42%) Forefront TMG
9 8 (0.37%) Terminal Services
9 8 (0.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (0.19%) Corosync
10 4 (0.19%) Squid
10 4 (0.19%) XenApp
11 3 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.093%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.093%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 2 (0.093%) Sendmail
12 2 (0.093%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 63 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (0.70%) SCCM
3 13 (0.61%) Tivoli
4 8 (0.37%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 8 (0.37%) FortiGate
5 7 (0.33%) OVPI
5 7 (0.33%) HP NNM
5 7 (0.33%) OpenView
5 7 (0.33%) Netcool
5 7 (0.33%) TeMIP
6 6 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (0.28%) EMC NetWorker
6 6 (0.28%) SCOM
7 5 (0.23%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.19%) Puppet
9 2 (0.093%) Cobbler
9 2 (0.093%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.047%) Control-M
10 1 (0.047%) Nagios
Vendors
1 343 (16.02%) Microsoft
2 316 (14.76%) Oracle
3 104 (4.86%) SAP
4 97 (4.53%) VMware
5 85 (3.97%) Cisco
6 83 (3.88%) HP
7 82 (3.83%) Business Objects
8 78 (3.64%) IBM
9 49 (2.29%) Cognos
10 39 (1.82%) EMC
11 37 (1.73%) Juniper
12 35 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
13 32 (1.49%) Siebel
14 31 (1.45%) Remedy
15 30 (1.40%) Sun
16 25 (1.17%) Red Hat
17 24 (1.12%) MicroStrategy
17 24 (1.12%) Aquila
18 23 (1.07%) NetApp
18 23 (1.07%) JBoss
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 8 hours ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Open Spaces
Posted: 8 hours ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £55000 Per Annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Connectus
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
North West
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
North West
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
North West
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
West Midlands
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Horsham, West Sussex
JM
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + medical insurance,pension,Bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
e-Recruiter
Salary: £28000 - £45000 per annum + Pension+holiday+health care
Posted: 12 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
e-Recruiter
Salary: £28000 - £45000 per annum + Pension+holiday+health care
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
South East
Roc Search
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago