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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 135 105 112
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +7
Permanent jobs citing Validation 10 41 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.39% 1.68% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 2.16% 1.25%
Number of salaries quoted 4 30 19
Average salary £60,000 £47,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.65% +4.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,250 £29,750 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,000 £55,000 £59,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,837 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.59% -
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
1997 1902 1516
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 78.19% 77.95% 75.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1306 1474 1238
Average salary £51,500 £47,500 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.42% +1.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 22 October 2014.

Validation Salary Histogram in Reading

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (68.00%) Telecoms
2 20 (40.00%) Capacity Management
3 19 (38.00%) Huawei
3 19 (38.00%) Cisco
4 18 (36.00%) Firewall
5 17 (34.00%) BGP
5 17 (34.00%) MPLS
5 17 (34.00%) OSPF
5 17 (34.00%) Juniper
6 15 (30.00%) SNMP
6 15 (30.00%) Load Balancing
6 15 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 13 (26.00%) ITIL
8 12 (24.00%) 3G
8 12 (24.00%) LTE
9 11 (22.00%) Internet
9 11 (22.00%) HP
10 10 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
10 10 (20.00%) Demand Forecasting
10 10 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (18.00%) IPsec
11 9 (18.00%) Retail
11 9 (18.00%) GGSN
11 9 (18.00%) SGSN
11 9 (18.00%) Smartphone
11 9 (18.00%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (18.00%) Broadband
12 8 (16.00%) E-Commerce
12 8 (16.00%) IBM
12 8 (16.00%) Tivoli

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (4.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 18 (36.00%) Firewall
2 17 (34.00%) BGP
2 17 (34.00%) MPLS
2 17 (34.00%) OSPF
3 15 (30.00%) SNMP
3 15 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 12 (24.00%) 3G
4 12 (24.00%) LTE
5 11 (22.00%) Internet
6 9 (18.00%) IPsec
6 9 (18.00%) GGSN
6 9 (18.00%) SGSN
6 9 (18.00%) Broadband
7 7 (14.00%) VPN
8 5 (10.00%) FWSM
8 5 (10.00%) VoIP
8 5 (10.00%) BIG-IP
8 5 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (8.00%) Network Security
10 3 (6.00%) VoLTE
General
1 34 (68.00%) Telecoms
2 9 (18.00%) Retail
3 8 (16.00%) Finance
3 8 (16.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (58.00%) Design Engineer
2 26 (52.00%) Senior Design Engineer
3 15 (30.00%) IP Engineer
3 15 (30.00%) Senior IP Engineer
4 7 (14.00%) Security Engineer
5 6 (12.00%) Network Engineer
6 5 (10.00%) Senior Security Engineer
7 4 (8.00%) Network Design Engineer
7 4 (8.00%) Network Security Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) Support Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) Voice Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) VMware Support Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) VMware Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) Core Network Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) Telecoms Project Manager
9 2 (4.00%) Senior Network Design Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) Senior Network Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) Project Manager
9 2 (4.00%) CS Core Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) XML
1 1 (2.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (18.00%) Smartphone
3 8 (16.00%) CMDB
4 2 (4.00%) SecurID
5 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.00%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.00%) Linux
1 7 (14.00%) Windows
2 3 (6.00%) UNIX
3 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (40.00%) Capacity Management
2 15 (30.00%) Load Balancing
3 13 (26.00%) ITIL
4 10 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
4 10 (20.00%) Demand Forecasting
5 8 (16.00%) E-Commerce
5 8 (16.00%) Project Management
5 8 (16.00%) Service Management
5 8 (16.00%) ITSM
5 8 (16.00%) Coaching
6 6 (12.00%) Line Management
7 5 (10.00%) Network Management
8 4 (8.00%) Network Design
8 4 (8.00%) Change Management
8 4 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (8.00%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (6.00%) Problem Management
10 2 (4.00%) Release Management
10 2 (4.00%) eTOM
10 2 (4.00%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.00%) RPG
1 1 (2.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (18.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (14.00%) CCNP
3 4 (8.00%) DV Cleared
3 4 (8.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (8.00%) Degree
4 3 (6.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.00%) NVQ Level 3
5 2 (4.00%) NVQ Level 4
5 2 (4.00%) JNCIA
5 2 (4.00%) Check Point Certification
5 2 (4.00%) CISSP
5 2 (4.00%) CCNA
5 2 (4.00%) CCDP
5 2 (4.00%) CCIE
5 2 (4.00%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) PCI DSS
1 2 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (4.00%) ISO 14001
2 1 (2.00%) ISO 9000
2 1 (2.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.00%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (6.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (6.00%) vSphere
3 1 (2.00%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 8 (16.00%) Tivoli
1 8 (16.00%) Netcool
1 8 (16.00%) OpenView
1 8 (16.00%) TeMIP
1 8 (16.00%) HP NNM
1 8 (16.00%) OVPI
2 3 (6.00%) FortiGate
2 3 (6.00%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (2.00%) WSUS
3 1 (2.00%) SCCM
3 1 (2.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (38.00%) Huawei
1 19 (38.00%) Cisco
2 17 (34.00%) Juniper
3 11 (22.00%) HP
4 8 (16.00%) IBM
4 8 (16.00%) BMC
5 7 (14.00%) F5
5 7 (14.00%) CheckPoint
5 7 (14.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (6.00%) VMware
6 3 (6.00%) EMC
7 2 (4.00%) Tufin
7 2 (4.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 2 (4.00%) Fortinet
7 2 (4.00%) Ericsson
7 2 (4.00%) Nokia
7 2 (4.00%) AlgoSec
8 1 (2.00%) Twitter
8 1 (2.00%) McAfee
8 1 (2.00%) SAP