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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 123 97 110
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +13
Permanent jobs citing Validation 18 40 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.72% 1.75% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 2.34% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 11 21 23
Average salary £60,000 £48,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
1950 1710 1500
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 77.53% 74.61% 75.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1338 1331 1244
Average salary £50,000 £46,505 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.51% +0.01%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,450 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 19 September 2014.

Validation Salary Histogram in Reading

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 34 (60.71%) Telecoms
2 24 (42.86%) Capacity Management
3 21 (37.50%) Huawei
4 19 (33.93%) Cisco
5 18 (32.14%) Firewall
6 17 (30.36%) MPLS
6 17 (30.36%) OSPF
6 17 (30.36%) BGP
6 17 (30.36%) Juniper
7 16 (28.57%) 3G
7 16 (28.57%) LTE
8 15 (26.79%) Load Balancing
8 15 (26.79%) SNMP
8 15 (26.79%) Cisco Nexus
9 14 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (23.21%) ITIL
11 11 (19.64%) HP
11 11 (19.64%) Internet
12 10 (17.86%) Risk Assessment
12 10 (17.86%) Demand Forecasting
13 9 (16.07%) IPsec
13 9 (16.07%) Retail
13 9 (16.07%) Smartphone
13 9 (16.07%) GGSN
13 9 (16.07%) SGSN
13 9 (16.07%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (16.07%) Broadband
14 8 (14.29%) E-Commerce
14 8 (14.29%) IBM
14 8 (14.29%) Service Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Applications
1 2 (3.57%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 18 (32.14%) Firewall
2 17 (30.36%) MPLS
2 17 (30.36%) OSPF
2 17 (30.36%) BGP
3 16 (28.57%) 3G
3 16 (28.57%) LTE
4 15 (26.79%) Cisco Nexus
4 15 (26.79%) SNMP
5 11 (19.64%) Internet
6 9 (16.07%) IPsec
6 9 (16.07%) Broadband
6 9 (16.07%) GGSN
6 9 (16.07%) SGSN
7 7 (12.50%) VoLTE
7 7 (12.50%) VPN
8 6 (10.71%) ISUP
8 6 (10.71%) INAP
8 6 (10.71%) MGW
9 5 (8.93%) FWSM
9 5 (8.93%) Cisco ASA
General
1 34 (60.71%) Telecoms
2 9 (16.07%) Retail
3 8 (14.29%) Finance
3 8 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (58.93%) Design Engineer
2 29 (51.79%) Senior Design Engineer
3 15 (26.79%) IP Engineer
3 15 (26.79%) Senior IP Engineer
4 10 (17.86%) Network Engineer
5 8 (14.29%) Network Design Engineer
6 7 (12.50%) Security Engineer
6 7 (12.50%) Voice Engineer
7 6 (10.71%) Core Network Engineer
7 6 (10.71%) Voice Network Engineer
8 5 (8.93%) Senior Security Engineer
8 5 (8.93%) Senior Network Engineer
8 5 (8.93%) Senior Network Design Engineer
9 4 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
10 3 (5.36%) Support Engineer
10 3 (5.36%) Project Manager
10 3 (5.36%) Administrator
10 3 (5.36%) Senior Voice Network Engineer
10 3 (5.36%) Senior Voice Engineer
10 3 (5.36%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.79%) HTML
1 1 (1.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (16.07%) Smartphone
3 8 (14.29%) CMDB
4 2 (3.57%) SecurID
5 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.79%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.50%) Windows
1 7 (12.50%) Linux
2 3 (5.36%) UNIX
3 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (42.86%) Capacity Management
2 15 (26.79%) Load Balancing
3 13 (23.21%) ITIL
4 10 (17.86%) Risk Assessment
4 10 (17.86%) Demand Forecasting
5 8 (14.29%) Coaching
5 8 (14.29%) Network Design
5 8 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 8 (14.29%) Project Management
5 8 (14.29%) Service Management
5 8 (14.29%) ITSM
6 5 (8.93%) Network Management
6 5 (8.93%) Line Management
7 4 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (7.14%) Change Management
7 4 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (5.36%) Service Delivery
8 3 (5.36%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (5.36%) Problem Management
8 3 (5.36%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.36%) C
2 1 (1.79%) RPG
2 1 (1.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (16.07%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (12.50%) CCNP
2 7 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 4 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.14%) DV Cleared
4 3 (5.36%) NVQ Level 3
5 2 (3.57%) NVQ Level 4
5 2 (3.57%) CCIE
5 2 (3.57%) CCSP
5 2 (3.57%) CCNA
5 2 (3.57%) CCDP
5 2 (3.57%) CISSP
5 2 (3.57%) Check Point Certification
5 2 (3.57%) JNCIA
5 2 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) ISO 14001
1 2 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (3.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.36%) Hyper-V
2 3 (5.36%) vSphere
2 3 (5.36%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.79%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 8 (14.29%) OpenView
1 8 (14.29%) Tivoli
1 8 (14.29%) Netcool
1 8 (14.29%) TeMIP
1 8 (14.29%) HP NNM
1 8 (14.29%) OVPI
2 3 (5.36%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (5.36%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.79%) SCCM
3 1 (1.79%) SCOM
3 1 (1.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (37.50%) Huawei
2 19 (33.93%) Cisco
3 17 (30.36%) Juniper
4 11 (19.64%) HP
5 8 (14.29%) IBM
5 8 (14.29%) BMC
6 7 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 7 (12.50%) CheckPoint
6 7 (12.50%) F5
7 6 (10.71%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 6 (10.71%) Nokia
8 3 (5.36%) Ericsson
8 3 (5.36%) EMC
8 3 (5.36%) VMware
9 2 (3.57%) Fortinet
9 2 (3.57%) Tufin
9 2 (3.57%) AlgoSec
10 1 (1.79%) McAfee
10 1 (1.79%) Twitter
10 1 (1.79%) SAP