The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 113 101 122
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +21
Permanent jobs citing Validation 20 35 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.99% 1.73% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 2.05% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 11 12 14
Median salary £40,000 £41,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £57,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1769 1705 1733
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 87.44% 84.20% 83.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1452 1442 1357
Median salary £50,000 £53,100 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.83% +6.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £32,600
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Hertfordshire region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Validation
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Validation across the Hertfordshire region.

Validation Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

Validation
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Validation across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017.

Validation Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

Validation
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Welwyn Garden City +4 5 £37,500 -
Stevenage -11 4 £47,500 -17.39%
Hemel Hempstead +10 2 £44,750 -
Broxbourne - 2 £50,000 -
Letchworth - 1 £40,000 -
Validation
East of England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, IT jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 17 (40.48%) C
2 15 (35.71%) Simulink
3 12 (28.57%) Linux
3 12 (28.57%) CDMA
3 12 (28.57%) TDMA
3 12 (28.57%) Device Driver
3 12 (28.57%) MATLAB
3 12 (28.57%) Verilog
3 12 (28.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 12 (28.57%) Xilinx
3 12 (28.57%) Digital Signal Processing
3 12 (28.57%) Signal Processing
3 12 (28.57%) Software-Defined Radio
3 12 (28.57%) Algorithms
3 12 (28.57%) GNU Octave
4 10 (23.81%) C++
5 9 (21.43%) Firmware
5 9 (21.43%) Degree
6 8 (19.05%) Incident Management
6 8 (19.05%) Virtual Team
6 8 (19.05%) SQL
6 8 (19.05%) Windows
6 8 (19.05%) Change Management
7 7 (16.67%) Telecoms
7 7 (16.67%) Cisco
7 7 (16.67%) CCNA
7 7 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
8 6 (14.29%) Virtual Team Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 15 (35.71%) Simulink
2 12 (28.57%) GNU Octave
3 6 (14.29%) MS Excel
4 2 (4.76%) AutoCAD
4 2 (4.76%) MS Office
4 2 (4.76%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) GitHub
2 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (28.57%) CDMA
1 12 (28.57%) Software-Defined Radio
1 12 (28.57%) TDMA
2 6 (14.29%) VPN
3 5 (11.90%) BGP
3 5 (11.90%) Converged Networks
3 5 (11.90%) EIGRP
3 5 (11.90%) LAN
3 5 (11.90%) OSPF
3 5 (11.90%) RIP
3 5 (11.90%) WAN
4 1 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.38%) Firewall
4 1 (2.38%) Internet
4 1 (2.38%) IPv4
4 1 (2.38%) MPLS
4 1 (2.38%) SNMP
4 1 (2.38%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (4.76%) Couchbase
2 2 (4.76%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.76%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.76%) JIRA
2 2 (4.76%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.52%) Retail
3 3 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 3 (7.14%) Military
4 2 (4.76%) Aerospace
4 2 (4.76%) Banking
4 2 (4.76%) Front Office
4 2 (4.76%) Legal
4 2 (4.76%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.38%) Finance
5 1 (2.38%) Marketing
5 1 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (21.43%) Development Engineer
1 9 (21.43%) FPGA Engineer
2 8 (19.05%) Analyst
3 6 (14.29%) Design Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) FPGA Design Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) LAN Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Network Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Switch Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) WAN Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Architect
5 3 (7.14%) Data Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Designer
5 3 (7.14%) FPGA Designer
5 3 (7.14%) Junior
5 3 (7.14%) Lead Designer
5 3 (7.14%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) .NET
2 2 (4.76%) Akka
2 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (2.38%) J2EE
3 1 (2.38%) Middleware
3 1 (2.38%) Spring
3 1 (2.38%) Struts
3 1 (2.38%) Struts2
Miscellaneous
1 12 (28.57%) Algorithms
1 12 (28.57%) Device Driver
1 12 (28.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 12 (28.57%) Verilog
2 8 (19.05%) Virtual Team
3 5 (11.90%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.76%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.76%) CESG
4 2 (4.76%) Handset
4 2 (4.76%) Mathematics
4 2 (4.76%) Physics
5 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.38%) e-Health
5 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (28.57%) Linux
2 8 (19.05%) Windows
3 2 (4.76%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (28.57%) Digital Signal Processing
1 12 (28.57%) Signal Processing
2 8 (19.05%) Change Management
2 8 (19.05%) Incident Management
3 6 (14.29%) FPGA Design
3 6 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
3 6 (14.29%) Virtual Team Management
4 4 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (9.52%) Scrum
4 4 (9.52%) SDLC
4 4 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (7.14%) ITIL
5 3 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (7.14%) UML
6 2 (4.76%) MVC
6 2 (4.76%) Project Management
6 2 (4.76%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.76%) Service Management
6 2 (4.76%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 17 (40.48%) C
2 12 (28.57%) MATLAB
3 10 (23.81%) C++
4 8 (19.05%) SQL
5 3 (7.14%) C#
5 3 (7.14%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.76%) Ada
6 2 (4.76%) Java
6 2 (4.76%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.38%) Fortran
7 1 (2.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (21.43%) Degree
2 7 (16.67%) CCNA
2 7 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 5 (11.90%) CCIE
4 5 (11.90%) CCNP
5 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.76%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (4.76%) ISEB
6 2 (4.76%) ISTQB
6 2 (4.76%) MCDST
6 2 (4.76%) MCP
6 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (7.14%) ECSS
3 2 (4.76%) Data Quality
4 1 (2.38%) QA
4 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (21.43%) Firmware
2 3 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (4.76%) SCCM
2 1 (2.38%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 12 (28.57%) Xilinx
2 7 (16.67%) Cisco
3 5 (11.90%) Avaya
4 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.76%) Becrypt
5 2 (4.76%) MathWorks
5 2 (4.76%) Oracle
5 2 (4.76%) SAP
6 1 (2.38%) CA
6 1 (2.38%) Computacenter