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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 307 279 300
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +21
Permanent jobs citing Validation 964 1063 971
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.91% 1.03% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 1.26% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 662 758 726
Average salary £46,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.41% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £71,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,674 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.18% -
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
86778 84523 87075
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.31% 81.72% 79.55%
Number of salaries quoted 71891 69477 74460
Average salary £49,750 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.73% +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 £74,000
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 26 November 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 26 November 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 -14 380 £50,500 +1.00% 68
South East -46 214 £47,500 +11.76% 31
East of England 0 104 £42,500 - 19
South West +7 83 £45,000 +5.88% 25
East Midlands +13 72 £32,500 - 6
Yorkshire -60 45 £37,500 -5.06% 18
West Midlands -10 34 £41,500 +10.66% 13
North West -24 31 £38,179 -15.15% 14
Midlands +8 2 £55,000 +22.22%
North East -19 1 £35,000 -6.66% 3
Validation
UK

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 623 (31.07%) Finance
2 601 (29.98%) Degree
3 558 (27.83%) SQL
4 436 (21.75%) Agile Software Development
5 325 (16.21%) Microsoft
6 303 (15.11%) Analytical Skills
7 291 (14.51%) SQL Server
8 283 (14.11%) Windows
9 281 (14.01%) Project Management
10 252 (12.57%) Oracle
11 227 (11.32%) Java
12 226 (11.27%) UNIX
13 223 (11.12%) QA
14 221 (11.02%) C#
15 217 (10.82%) Linux
16 216 (10.77%) Software Engineering
17 206 (10.27%) HTML
18 189 (9.43%) JavaScript
19 185 (9.23%) C++
20 182 (9.08%) Telecoms
21 180 (8.98%) MS Excel
22 179 (8.93%) C
23 174 (8.68%) .NET
24 173 (8.63%) Business Intelligence
25 171 (8.53%) Banking
26 169 (8.43%) Data Validation
27 166 (8.28%) Data Warehouse
28 163 (8.13%) Computer Science
29 158 (7.88%) CSS
30 157 (7.83%) ITIL

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 65 (3.24%) SharePoint
2 53 (2.64%) SAS
3 43 (2.14%) IIS
4 30 (1.50%) Tomcat
5 26 (1.30%) CMS
6 22 (1.10%) JBoss
7 15 (0.75%) Apache
8 14 (0.70%) MS Exchange
9 12 (0.60%) WebSphere
9 12 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
10 11 (0.55%) WebLogic
11 10 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
12 9 (0.45%) Confluence
12 9 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (0.40%) Oracle Service Bus
14 7 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
14 7 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
15 6 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
15 6 (0.30%) FileNet
16 5 (0.25%) CICS
Applications
1 180 (8.98%) MS Excel
2 76 (3.79%) MS Office
3 59 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 30 (1.50%) MS Visio
5 29 (1.45%) MS Project
6 24 (1.20%) Simulink
7 20 (1.00%) Stateflow
7 20 (1.00%) Photoshop
8 14 (0.70%) SPSS
9 13 (0.65%) TargetLink
10 12 (0.60%) InfoPath
11 10 (0.50%) OmniGraffle
12 8 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
12 8 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
13 7 (0.35%) Doxygen
14 4 (0.20%) PowerPivot
14 4 (0.20%) LaTeX
14 4 (0.20%) Stata
14 4 (0.20%) Adobe Captivate
15 2 (0.100%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 18 (0.90%) Google Analytics
2 17 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
3 16 (0.80%) Oracle BPM
4 12 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
5 11 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
6 8 (0.40%) ProductWriter
7 6 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
7 6 (0.30%) HFM
8 5 (0.25%) Cognos TM1
8 5 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 5 (0.25%) SAP IS-U
8 5 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
8 5 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
9 4 (0.20%) SAP ERP
9 4 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
9 4 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
9 4 (0.20%) Markit EDM
9 4 (0.20%) IntelliMatch
9 4 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
9 4 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 40 (2.00%) SaaS
2 22 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (0.35%) LucidChart
4 5 (0.25%) Office 365
5 4 (0.20%) Force.com
6 2 (0.100%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.100%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.050%) Trello
7 1 (0.050%) PaaS
7 1 (0.050%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 88 (4.39%) Internet
2 58 (2.89%) WAN
3 52 (2.59%) LAN
3 52 (2.59%) TCP/IP
4 50 (2.49%) Intranet
4 50 (2.49%) Firewall
5 35 (1.75%) MPLS
5 35 (1.75%) Wireless
6 31 (1.55%) BGP
6 31 (1.55%) Broadband
7 29 (1.45%) HTTP
8 26 (1.30%) Extranet
9 23 (1.15%) DNS
10 22 (1.10%) IP Telephony
11 21 (1.05%) DSL
11 21 (1.05%) DWDM
12 20 (1.00%) OSPF
13 19 (0.95%) 3G
13 19 (0.95%) SAN
13 19 (0.95%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 291 (14.51%) SQL Server
2 166 (8.28%) Data Warehouse
3 139 (6.93%) Relational Database
4 98 (4.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 89 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 72 (3.59%) RDBMS
7 52 (2.59%) MySQL
8 49 (2.44%) DB2
8 49 (2.44%) Oracle ODI
9 47 (2.34%) Big Data
10 39 (1.95%) DataStage
11 38 (1.90%) SQLPlus
11 38 (1.90%) Oracle Exadata
12 34 (1.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 31 (1.55%) Oracle Database
14 28 (1.40%) MS Access
14 28 (1.40%) Data Mining
15 25 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
16 24 (1.20%) BusinessObjects XI
17 22 (1.10%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 110 (5.49%) Visual Studio
2 90 (4.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 70 (3.49%) Rational DOORS
4 68 (3.39%) NUnit
4 68 (3.39%) Selenium
5 67 (3.34%) QuickTest Pro
6 60 (2.99%) Rhino Mocks
7 57 (2.84%) Subversion
8 51 (2.54%) Toad
9 35 (1.75%) JUnit
10 32 (1.60%) JIRA
10 32 (1.60%) Git (software)
11 28 (1.40%) Jenkins
12 26 (1.30%) LoadRunner
13 23 (1.15%) WebDriver
14 19 (0.95%) Axure RP
15 18 (0.90%) Eclipse
16 17 (0.85%) Emacs
17 16 (0.80%) JMeter
17 16 (0.80%) TestNG
General
1 623 (31.07%) Finance
2 182 (9.08%) Telecoms
3 171 (8.53%) Banking
4 106 (5.29%) Retail
5 90 (4.49%) Marketing
6 81 (4.04%) Pharmaceutical
7 73 (3.64%) Manufacturing
8 64 (3.19%) Legal
9 63 (3.14%) Investment Banking
10 61 (3.04%) Electronics
11 49 (2.44%) Advertising
12 40 (2.00%) Aerospace
12 40 (2.00%) Billing
13 34 (1.70%) Automotive
14 33 (1.65%) Front Office
15 29 (1.45%) Military
16 27 (1.35%) Back Office
16 27 (1.35%) Games
17 18 (0.90%) Publishing
17 18 (0.90%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 436 (21.75%) Analyst
2 327 (16.31%) Developer
3 162 (8.08%) Business Analyst
4 124 (6.18%) Architect
5 123 (6.13%) Software Engineer
6 119 (5.94%) Test Engineer
7 84 (4.19%) Test Manager
7 84 (4.19%) Senior Developer
8 83 (4.14%) Consultant
9 74 (3.69%) Systems Engineer
10 71 (3.54%) Test Analyst
11 66 (3.29%) Software Developer
12 60 (2.99%) Project Manager
13 59 (2.94%) Data Analyst
14 51 (2.54%) Senior Analyst
15 50 (2.49%) C# Developer
16 47 (2.34%) Design Engineer
17 40 (2.00%) Senior Test Engineer
18 38 (1.90%) .NET Developer
19 37 (1.85%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 206 (10.27%) HTML
2 174 (8.68%) .NET
3 158 (7.88%) CSS
4 142 (7.08%) XML
5 103 (5.14%) Web Services
6 87 (4.34%) HTML5
7 75 (3.74%) CSS3
8 51 (2.54%) jQuery
9 46 (2.29%) .NET Framework
10 45 (2.24%) ASP.NET
11 43 (2.14%) SOAP
12 40 (2.00%) WCF
13 37 (1.85%) Middleware
14 35 (1.75%) Ajax
14 35 (1.75%) JSON
15 33 (1.65%) Spring
16 30 (1.50%) XSD
17 28 (1.40%) STL
18 27 (1.35%) WPF
18 27 (1.35%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 303 (15.11%) Analytical Skills
2 163 (8.13%) Computer Science
3 143 (7.13%) Management Information System
4 108 (5.39%) Mathematics
5 67 (3.34%) User Experience
6 49 (2.44%) Algorithms
6 49 (2.44%) Mainframe
7 46 (2.29%) Life Science
8 45 (2.24%) Statistics
9 37 (1.85%) Credit Risk
10 35 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
11 34 (1.70%) Open Source
12 29 (1.45%) Client/Server
13 28 (1.40%) Embedded Systems
14 27 (1.35%) iPad
15 25 (1.25%) Mobile App
15 25 (1.25%) Market Risk
16 20 (1.00%) Visualisation
17 19 (0.95%) FMCG
17 19 (0.95%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 283 (14.11%) Windows
2 226 (11.27%) UNIX
3 217 (10.82%) Linux
4 66 (3.29%) Solaris
5 50 (2.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 38 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (0.85%) Windows XP
7 17 (0.85%) Windows 7
7 17 (0.85%) Apple iOS
8 16 (0.80%) Android
9 14 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (0.55%) AIX
12 8 (0.40%) Debian
13 7 (0.35%) HPUX
14 5 (0.25%) zOS
14 5 (0.25%) Windows Phone
15 4 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (0.20%) CentOS
15 4 (0.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 436 (21.75%) Agile Software Development
2 281 (14.01%) Project Management
3 216 (10.77%) Software Engineering
4 173 (8.63%) Business Intelligence
5 169 (8.43%) Data Validation
6 157 (7.83%) ITIL
7 149 (7.43%) Workflow
8 139 (6.93%) Software Testing
9 138 (6.88%) Mentoring
10 127 (6.33%) Test Strategy
11 126 (6.28%) Business Analysis
12 117 (5.84%) Unit Testing
13 115 (5.74%) ETL
14 110 (5.49%) Change Management
14 110 (5.49%) Data Analysis
15 109 (5.44%) Analytics
16 107 (5.34%) Test Management
17 106 (5.29%) Test Automation
17 106 (5.29%) PRINCE2
18 102 (5.09%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 558 (27.83%) SQL
2 227 (11.32%) Java
3 221 (11.02%) C#
4 189 (9.43%) JavaScript
5 185 (9.23%) C++
6 179 (8.93%) C
7 107 (5.34%) Python
8 67 (3.34%) PL/SQL
9 64 (3.19%) PHP
10 59 (2.94%) T-SQL
11 53 (2.64%) VBA
12 48 (2.39%) Perl
13 36 (1.80%) Shell Script
14 33 (1.65%) Bash Shell
15 31 (1.55%) Ruby
16 28 (1.40%) VB
17 24 (1.20%) R
18 21 (1.05%) VB.NET
18 21 (1.05%) MATLAB
19 19 (0.95%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 601 (29.98%) Degree
2 141 (7.03%) Security Cleared
3 84 (4.19%) ISTQB
4 73 (3.64%) SC Cleared
5 70 (3.49%) ISEB
6 64 (3.19%) DV Cleared
7 63 (3.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 33 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
9 29 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
10 22 (1.10%) CCNP
11 18 (0.90%) PMI Certification
12 16 (0.80%) CISSP
13 14 (0.70%) CIMA
13 14 (0.70%) HND
14 13 (0.65%) CCIP
14 13 (0.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 12 (0.60%) MCSE
15 12 (0.60%) PhD
15 12 (0.60%) CISM
15 12 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 223 (11.12%) QA
2 93 (4.64%) ISO 9001
3 56 (2.79%) SLA
4 37 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 27 (1.35%) ISO 9000
5 27 (1.35%) Data Quality
6 17 (0.85%) GxP
6 17 (0.85%) GAMP
7 14 (0.70%) PCI DSS
8 13 (0.65%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 12 (0.60%) GMP
10 11 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 11 (0.55%) ISO 14001
11 9 (0.45%) JSP 440
12 8 (0.40%) Basel III
12 8 (0.40%) COBIT
13 7 (0.35%) GCP
14 6 (0.30%) DO-178B
15 5 (0.25%) DO-254
15 5 (0.25%) GLP
System Software
1 70 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 60 (2.99%) Active Directory
3 39 (1.95%) Firmware
4 20 (1.00%) VMware ESX
5 17 (0.85%) vSphere
6 14 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
6 14 (0.70%) KVM
7 10 (0.50%) Hyper-V
7 10 (0.50%) XenApp
8 9 (0.45%) Forefront TMG
9 6 (0.30%) NFS
9 6 (0.30%) RACF
10 5 (0.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (0.15%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.15%) Squid
11 3 (0.15%) Corosync
12 2 (0.100%) RHEV
12 2 (0.100%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.100%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.100%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 101 (5.04%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (0.50%) Puppet
4 9 (0.45%) FortiGate
4 9 (0.45%) Tivoli
4 9 (0.45%) SCOM
5 8 (0.40%) Netcool
6 7 (0.35%) OpenView
6 7 (0.35%) TeMIP
6 7 (0.35%) EMC NetWorker
6 7 (0.35%) OVPI
6 7 (0.35%) HP NNM
7 6 (0.30%) SCCM
8 5 (0.25%) NetBackup
8 5 (0.25%) Cobbler
9 3 (0.15%) Ansible
9 3 (0.15%) Nagios
9 3 (0.15%) WMI
9 3 (0.15%) WSUS
9 3 (0.15%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 325 (16.21%) Microsoft
2 252 (12.57%) Oracle
3 101 (5.04%) HP
4 91 (4.54%) VMware
5 90 (4.49%) SAP
6 81 (4.04%) Business Objects
7 76 (3.79%) IBM
8 75 (3.74%) Cisco
9 64 (3.19%) Cognos
10 36 (1.80%) EMC
11 32 (1.60%) Juniper
12 28 (1.40%) Avaya
13 27 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
14 25 (1.25%) TOWER Software
14 25 (1.25%) Mitel
14 25 (1.25%) Google
15 24 (1.20%) Siebel
16 23 (1.15%) NetApp
16 23 (1.15%) Citrix
17 21 (1.05%) Sun
City, London
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
SEC Recruitment Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + 10% Bonus + Share Options
Posted: 4 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 65,000
Posted: 6 hours ago
Yorkshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + 15% Bonus+ Private Medical, Pension
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 55,000 dependent on level
Posted: 7 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £53000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + car, pension, life cover
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cognizant
Posted: 9 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits and relocation allowance
Posted: 10 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: £27,000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Advanced Resource Managers
Salary: £50000 - £61900 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £45000 - £56000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Somerset
Capita
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ARM
Salary: Competitive salary based on experience
Posted: Yesterday