The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 114 113 118
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Permanent jobs citing Validation 30 35 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.17% 1.41% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 1.80% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 4 20 15
Average salary £82,500 £47,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+75.53% -14.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £48,750 £32,500 £27,400
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £55,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,674 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+0.41% +3.75%
Validation
Berkshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2028 1947 1523
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 79.40% 78.26% 74.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1271 1474 1274
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £32,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Validation across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Validation
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Validation Salary Trend in Reading

Validation
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Validation across the Reading region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Validation Salary Histogram in Reading

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 31 (68.89%) Telecoms
2 13 (28.89%) Continuous Improvement
3 12 (26.67%) ISO 9000
3 12 (26.67%) ISO 9001
3 12 (26.67%) Project Management
3 12 (26.67%) Degree
4 11 (24.44%) ISO 14001
4 11 (24.44%) Risk Assessment
4 11 (24.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (22.22%) Wireless
6 8 (17.78%) PRINCE2
6 8 (17.78%) PMI
6 8 (17.78%) PMI Certification
6 8 (17.78%) Six Sigma
6 8 (17.78%) Benchmarking
6 8 (17.78%) Risk Management
6 8 (17.78%) Capacity Management
6 8 (17.78%) Line Management
7 7 (15.56%) ITIL
7 7 (15.56%) Cisco
7 7 (15.56%) Juniper
7 7 (15.56%) Internet
7 7 (15.56%) MPLS
7 7 (15.56%) OSPF
7 7 (15.56%) BGP
7 7 (15.56%) Firewall
8 6 (13.33%) 3G
8 6 (13.33%) LTE
9 5 (11.11%) SQL
9 5 (11.11%) Broadband

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 1 (2.22%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Office
1 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (22.22%) Wireless
2 7 (15.56%) Internet
2 7 (15.56%) MPLS
2 7 (15.56%) OSPF
2 7 (15.56%) BGP
2 7 (15.56%) Firewall
3 6 (13.33%) LTE
3 6 (13.33%) 3G
4 5 (11.11%) GGSN
4 5 (11.11%) SGSN
4 5 (11.11%) Broadband
4 5 (11.11%) SNMP
4 5 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (8.89%) VPN
5 4 (8.89%) DSL
5 4 (8.89%) DWDM
5 4 (8.89%) IPsec
6 2 (4.44%) BIG-IP
6 2 (4.44%) Cisco PIX
6 2 (4.44%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Subversion
1 4 (8.89%) Maven
1 4 (8.89%) Git (software)
General
1 31 (68.89%) Telecoms
2 5 (11.11%) Retail
3 4 (8.89%) Finance
3 4 (8.89%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (28.89%) Design Engineer
2 12 (26.67%) Senior Design Engineer
3 8 (17.78%) Quality Manager
4 5 (11.11%) IP Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Senior IP Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Automation Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Test Automation Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Document Manager
5 4 (8.89%) Java Developer
5 4 (8.89%) Test Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Developer
5 4 (8.89%) Security Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Environment Manager
5 4 (8.89%) Senior Security Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Head of Architecture
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Network Design Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Network Design Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.89%) Struts
1 4 (8.89%) Swing
1 4 (8.89%) SWT
2 1 (2.22%) XML
2 1 (2.22%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) PMI
2 5 (11.11%) Smartphone
3 4 (8.89%) CMDB
3 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.44%) SecurID
5 1 (2.22%) iSeries
5 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.89%) UNIX
2 1 (2.22%) Windows
2 1 (2.22%) Linux
2 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.89%) Continuous Improvement
2 12 (26.67%) Project Management
3 11 (24.44%) Risk Assessment
4 8 (17.78%) Risk Management
4 8 (17.78%) PRINCE2
4 8 (17.78%) Six Sigma
4 8 (17.78%) Benchmarking
4 8 (17.78%) Capacity Management
4 8 (17.78%) Line Management
5 7 (15.56%) ITIL
6 5 (11.11%) Software Engineering
6 5 (11.11%) Load Balancing
7 4 (8.89%) Test Automation
7 4 (8.89%) Waterfall
7 4 (8.89%) Coaching
7 4 (8.89%) Test Planning
7 4 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (8.89%) TDD
7 4 (8.89%) ITSM
7 4 (8.89%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.11%) SQL
2 4 (8.89%) T-SQL
2 4 (8.89%) Shell Script
2 4 (8.89%) Java
2 4 (8.89%) Perl
3 1 (2.22%) RPG
Qualifications
1 12 (26.67%) Degree
2 8 (17.78%) PMI Certification
3 5 (11.11%) NVQ Level 3
3 5 (11.11%) NVQ Level 4
4 4 (8.89%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.44%) Check Point Certification
5 2 (4.44%) CCIE
5 2 (4.44%) CCSP
5 2 (4.44%) CCNP
5 2 (4.44%) CCDP
5 2 (4.44%) CISSP
6 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (26.67%) ISO 9000
1 12 (26.67%) ISO 9001
2 11 (24.44%) ISO 14001
2 11 (24.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (4.44%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) OpenView
1 4 (8.89%) Tivoli
1 4 (8.89%) Netcool
1 4 (8.89%) TeMIP
1 4 (8.89%) HP NNM
1 4 (8.89%) OVPI
2 2 (4.44%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.22%) SCCM
3 1 (2.22%) SCOM
3 1 (2.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (15.56%) Cisco
1 7 (15.56%) Juniper
2 5 (11.11%) Huawei
3 4 (8.89%) BMC
3 4 (8.89%) CheckPoint
3 4 (8.89%) IBM
3 4 (8.89%) HP
3 4 (8.89%) F5
4 3 (6.67%) SAP
4 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.44%) Fortinet
5 2 (4.44%) Tufin
5 2 (4.44%) AlgoSec