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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 279 287 250
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -37
Permanent jobs citing Validation 1041 1093 1138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.04% 1.00% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 1.22% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 716 786 737
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £31,000 £27,750
10% offered a salary of more than £70,250 £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
83174 89930 81696
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 83.46% 82.01% 80.22%
Number of salaries quoted 68342 73659 67938
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +27 418 £52,500 +5.00% 67
South East -16 229 £50,000 +9.89% 38
South West 0 83 £47,500 +15.85% 11
East of England -20 81 £44,000 +10.00% 20
Yorkshire +31 72 £39,750 -6.47% 11
North West +7 63 £40,000 +11.11% 14
East Midlands -4 47 £40,000 +14.28% 14
West Midlands -16 41 £45,000 -2.70% 20
North East +4 4 £27,000 +45.94% 2
Validation
UK

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 574 (28.37%) SQL
2 568 (28.08%) Finance
3 493 (24.37%) Degree
4 422 (20.86%) Agile Software Development
5 328 (16.21%) Oracle
6 319 (15.77%) Microsoft
7 306 (15.13%) SQL Server
8 291 (14.38%) Project Management
9 265 (13.10%) Windows
10 262 (12.95%) Analytical Skills
11 250 (12.36%) ITIL
12 244 (12.06%) MS Excel
12 244 (12.06%) QA
13 241 (11.91%) Java
14 209 (10.33%) Software Engineering
15 198 (9.79%) C
15 198 (9.79%) Security Cleared
16 195 (9.64%) Data Validation
17 190 (9.39%) Management Information System
18 187 (9.24%) Business Intelligence
19 180 (8.90%) Retail
20 179 (8.85%) C#
21 175 (8.65%) HTML
22 165 (8.16%) C++
22 165 (8.16%) Linux
23 159 (7.86%) Change Management
24 158 (7.81%) JavaScript
24 158 (7.81%) .NET
25 156 (7.71%) Data Modelling
26 151 (7.46%) Data Warehouse

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 78 (3.86%) SharePoint
2 40 (1.98%) IIS
3 37 (1.83%) Tomcat
4 36 (1.78%) Oracle Workflow
5 30 (1.48%) SAS
6 25 (1.24%) CMS
7 22 (1.09%) WebSphere
8 20 (0.99%) WebLogic
9 19 (0.94%) Oracle Service Bus
10 16 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
10 16 (0.79%) JBoss
11 13 (0.64%) Node.js
12 12 (0.59%) Confluence
12 12 (0.59%) PowerExchange
13 11 (0.54%) Apache
13 11 (0.54%) MS Exchange
13 11 (0.54%) CICS
13 11 (0.54%) GlassFish
14 10 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
15 8 (0.40%) OpenStack
Applications
1 244 (12.06%) MS Excel
2 102 (5.04%) MS Office
3 47 (2.32%) MS Visio
4 43 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 25 (1.24%) MS Project
6 24 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.59%) SPSS
8 11 (0.54%) InfoPath
9 8 (0.40%) Simulink
10 7 (0.35%) Photoshop
10 7 (0.35%) SOLIDWORKS
10 7 (0.35%) PowerPivot
11 5 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
12 4 (0.20%) Open Workbench
13 3 (0.15%) Fireworks
13 3 (0.15%) Stateflow
13 3 (0.15%) Pro/ENGINEER
13 3 (0.15%) PTC Creo
14 2 (0.099%) Final Cut Pro
14 2 (0.099%) Stata
Business Applications
1 47 (2.32%) Oracle EBS
2 37 (1.83%) Oracle Applications
3 22 (1.09%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 18 (0.89%) Oracle General Ledger
4 18 (0.89%) Remedy ITSM
5 17 (0.84%) SAP ERP
5 17 (0.84%) Oracle iProcurement
5 17 (0.84%) Oracle Receivables
5 17 (0.84%) Oracle Payables
6 16 (0.79%) Oracle BPM
6 16 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
7 14 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
8 13 (0.64%) Oracle Cash Management
9 12 (0.59%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 12 (0.59%) Oracle FAH
10 10 (0.49%) Oracle Assets
10 10 (0.49%) Northgate Housing
10 10 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
11 9 (0.44%) SAP IS-U
12 4 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 51 (2.52%) SaaS
2 43 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (0.49%) Office 365
4 8 (0.40%) Force.com
5 7 (0.35%) Google Analytics
5 7 (0.35%) Veeva
6 4 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (0.20%) IBM Blueworks
7 3 (0.15%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.099%) PaaS
8 2 (0.099%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.099%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (0.099%) IaaS
8 2 (0.099%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.049%) FinancialForce.com
9 1 (0.049%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.049%) Rackspace Cloud
9 1 (0.049%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 70 (3.46%) LAN
1 70 (3.46%) WAN
2 55 (2.72%) TCP/IP
3 49 (2.42%) VPN
4 45 (2.22%) Firewall
5 44 (2.17%) Internet
6 42 (2.08%) MPLS
7 35 (1.73%) DNS
8 34 (1.68%) Ethernet
9 32 (1.58%) Wireless
10 31 (1.53%) BGP
11 29 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
12 28 (1.38%) SAN
12 28 (1.38%) OSPF
13 27 (1.33%) 3G
14 26 (1.29%) DHCP
15 25 (1.24%) ATM
15 25 (1.24%) HTTP
16 24 (1.19%) SSL
17 23 (1.14%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 306 (15.13%) SQL Server
2 151 (7.46%) Data Warehouse
3 108 (5.34%) Relational Database
4 80 (3.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 75 (3.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 65 (3.21%) DB2
7 54 (2.67%) Big Data
8 48 (2.37%) Data Mining
8 48 (2.37%) Oracle Database
9 46 (2.27%) RDBMS
10 45 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 44 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
12 40 (1.98%) MySQL
13 37 (1.83%) Oracle BI EE
14 33 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
15 24 (1.19%) MS Access
16 22 (1.09%) Oracle ODI
16 22 (1.09%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
17 20 (0.99%) Data Mart
18 19 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 101 (4.99%) Subversion
2 78 (3.86%) Visual Studio
3 72 (3.56%) Git (software)
4 66 (3.26%) Rational DOORS
5 61 (3.02%) JIRA
6 56 (2.77%) Team Foundation Server
7 52 (2.57%) Selenium
8 45 (2.22%) Oracle Forms
9 43 (2.13%) Maven
10 35 (1.73%) NUnit
11 32 (1.58%) QuickTest Pro
12 30 (1.48%) Eclipse
13 25 (1.24%) LoadRunner
14 21 (1.04%) Jenkins
15 20 (0.99%) Rhino Mocks
15 20 (0.99%) ERwin
16 17 (0.84%) IntelliJ
16 17 (0.84%) NetBeans
16 17 (0.84%) Talend Open Studio
17 16 (0.79%) LSMW
General
1 568 (28.08%) Finance
2 180 (8.90%) Retail
3 141 (6.97%) Telecoms
4 129 (6.38%) Banking
5 124 (6.13%) Manufacturing
6 118 (5.83%) Marketing
7 69 (3.41%) Legal
7 69 (3.41%) Electronics
8 62 (3.06%) Automotive
9 51 (2.52%) Pharmaceutical
10 49 (2.42%) Billing
11 38 (1.88%) Front Office
11 38 (1.88%) Back Office
12 35 (1.73%) Military
13 34 (1.68%) Games
14 31 (1.53%) Aerospace
15 25 (1.24%) Retail Banking
16 24 (1.19%) Advertising
17 13 (0.64%) Financial Institution
17 13 (0.64%) German Language
Job Titles
1 412 (20.37%) Analyst
2 391 (19.33%) Developer
3 136 (6.72%) Business Analyst
4 133 (6.57%) Architect
5 125 (6.18%) Consultant
6 102 (5.04%) Test Engineer
7 97 (4.79%) Java Developer
8 85 (4.20%) Systems Engineer
9 79 (3.91%) Software Engineer
10 73 (3.61%) Data Analyst
11 68 (3.36%) Software Developer
12 52 (2.57%) Test Analyst
13 45 (2.22%) Service Manager
13 45 (2.22%) Senior Analyst
14 44 (2.17%) Design Engineer
15 39 (1.93%) Tester
15 39 (1.93%) Senior Developer
15 39 (1.93%) Designer
16 36 (1.78%) Test Manager
17 35 (1.73%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (8.65%) HTML
2 158 (7.81%) .NET
3 150 (7.41%) CSS
4 112 (5.54%) Web Services
5 103 (5.09%) XML
6 85 (4.20%) HTML5
7 67 (3.31%) Spring
8 66 (3.26%) J2EE
9 61 (3.02%) ASP.NET
9 61 (3.02%) jQuery
10 47 (2.32%) Struts
11 44 (2.17%) SOAP
11 44 (2.17%) JSON
11 44 (2.17%) .NET Framework
11 44 (2.17%) Ajax
11 44 (2.17%) CSS3
12 41 (2.03%) WCF
13 35 (1.73%) AngularJS
14 28 (1.38%) Visualforce
15 26 (1.29%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 262 (12.95%) Analytical Skills
2 190 (9.39%) Management Information System
3 148 (7.32%) Computer Science
4 88 (4.35%) Mathematics
5 54 (2.67%) User Experience
6 39 (1.93%) Statistics
7 38 (1.88%) Life Science
8 37 (1.83%) Data Integration
9 34 (1.68%) Replication
10 30 (1.48%) Open Source
10 30 (1.48%) Mobile App
11 27 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 26 (1.29%) GIS
13 25 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
13 25 (1.24%) Embedded Systems
14 24 (1.19%) Client/Server
15 22 (1.09%) Data Structures
15 22 (1.09%) PMI
16 20 (0.99%) Taxonomies
17 19 (0.94%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 265 (13.10%) Windows
2 165 (8.16%) Linux
3 124 (6.13%) UNIX
4 45 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (1.63%) Android
6 30 (1.48%) Apple iOS
7 29 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 22 (1.09%) Windows 7
9 20 (0.99%) Solaris
10 16 (0.79%) zOS
11 14 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (0.64%) VxWorks
13 8 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (0.40%) Windows CE
14 5 (0.25%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.20%) Windows Phone
15 4 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
15 4 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
16 3 (0.15%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.049%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 422 (20.86%) Agile Software Development
2 291 (14.38%) Project Management
3 250 (12.36%) ITIL
4 209 (10.33%) Software Engineering
5 195 (9.64%) Data Validation
6 187 (9.24%) Business Intelligence
7 159 (7.86%) Change Management
8 156 (7.71%) Data Modelling
9 144 (7.12%) ETL
10 143 (7.07%) Migration
11 139 (6.87%) Service Delivery
12 131 (6.48%) Continuous Improvement
13 127 (6.28%) Workflow
14 122 (6.03%) PRINCE2
15 121 (5.98%) Waterfall
16 119 (5.88%) Business Analysis
17 117 (5.78%) Mentoring
18 113 (5.59%) Data Management
19 107 (5.29%) Configuration Management
20 105 (5.19%) OO
Programming Languages
1 574 (28.37%) SQL
2 241 (11.91%) Java
3 198 (9.79%) C
4 179 (8.85%) C#
5 165 (8.16%) C++
6 158 (7.81%) JavaScript
7 101 (4.99%) Python
8 100 (4.94%) Perl
9 92 (4.55%) T-SQL
10 70 (3.46%) PL/SQL
11 42 (2.08%) VBA
12 33 (1.63%) Shell Script
13 31 (1.53%) Apex Code
14 30 (1.48%) VB
15 28 (1.38%) Bash Shell
15 28 (1.38%) ABAP
16 27 (1.33%) Embedded C
17 26 (1.29%) PowerShell
18 21 (1.04%) Embedded C++
19 20 (0.99%) PHP
Qualifications
1 493 (24.37%) Degree
2 198 (9.79%) Security Cleared
3 113 (5.59%) SC Cleared
4 79 (3.91%) ISEB
5 71 (3.51%) ISTQB
6 69 (3.41%) DV Cleared
7 56 (2.77%) Cisco Certification
8 52 (2.57%) ITIL Certification
8 52 (2.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 39 (1.93%) PMI Certification
10 34 (1.68%) CCNP
11 29 (1.43%) PMP
11 29 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
12 22 (1.09%) MCSE
13 19 (0.94%) CCNA
14 16 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 15 (0.74%) MCITP
16 14 (0.69%) SAP Certification
17 13 (0.64%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
18 12 (0.59%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 244 (12.06%) QA
2 110 (5.44%) SLA
3 58 (2.87%) ISO 9001
4 44 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 34 (1.68%) ISO 9000
6 28 (1.38%) GMP
7 27 (1.33%) COBIT
8 25 (1.24%) ISO 14001
9 19 (0.94%) Data Quality
10 18 (0.89%) JSP 440
11 12 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 10 (0.49%) GAMP
13 7 (0.35%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 7 (0.35%) IEC 61508
14 6 (0.30%) EMIR
15 5 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
15 5 (0.25%) DO-178B
16 4 (0.20%) PCI DSS
16 4 (0.20%) MiFID
17 3 (0.15%) GCP
System Software
1 69 (3.41%) Active Directory
2 67 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (2.92%) Firmware
4 21 (1.04%) vSphere
5 17 (0.84%) Hyper-V
6 13 (0.64%) Terminal Services
6 13 (0.64%) RACF
6 13 (0.64%) vCloud
6 13 (0.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 10 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
8 8 (0.40%) XenApp
8 8 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (0.40%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.099%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.099%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.099%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.099%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.049%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.049%) KVM
10 1 (0.049%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 63 (3.11%) HP Quality Center
2 21 (1.04%) SCCM
3 13 (0.64%) BladeLogic
3 13 (0.64%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 12 (0.59%) Ansible
5 11 (0.54%) Tivoli
5 11 (0.54%) Nagios
6 10 (0.49%) Unicenter
7 8 (0.40%) Puppet
7 8 (0.40%) FortiGate
8 7 (0.35%) Control-M
9 6 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (0.30%) WMI
10 5 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 5 (0.25%) WSUS
10 5 (0.25%) Cobbler
11 3 (0.15%) BMC Marimba
11 3 (0.15%) Oozie
12 2 (0.099%) SCOM
12 2 (0.099%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 328 (16.21%) Oracle
2 319 (15.77%) Microsoft
3 113 (5.59%) SAP
4 110 (5.44%) Cisco
5 83 (4.10%) VMware
6 68 (3.36%) Salesforce.com
7 62 (3.06%) Informatica
8 60 (2.97%) HP
9 56 (2.77%) Juniper
10 46 (2.27%) IBM
11 40 (1.98%) EMC
12 39 (1.93%) Business Objects
13 30 (1.48%) Citrix
14 28 (1.38%) CheckPoint
15 26 (1.29%) Remedy
16 20 (0.99%) F5
16 20 (0.99%) Siebel
17 19 (0.94%) Atmel
18 18 (0.89%) Mentor Graphics
18 18 (0.89%) Cognizant
Warrington, Cheshire
Curve IT Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefits asnd bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Hudson IT
Salary: £50000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000-30,000
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £42000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £58000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Accomplish Today Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
C.O.A.L IT Services Ltd
Salary: Package and Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
EY
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Experis IT
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £48k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £70000.00 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £100000.00 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 2 days ago