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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 112 91 96
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +5
Permanent jobs citing Validation 28 44 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.11% 1.95% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 2.71% 2.08%
Number of salaries quoted 15 21 32
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 £49,200 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £50,000 £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
1882 1626 1537
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 74.80% 72.23% 75.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1296 1262 1294
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 29 August 2014.

Validation Salary Histogram in Reading

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 37 (56.92%) Telecoms
2 26 (40.00%) Capacity Management
3 23 (35.38%) Cisco
4 22 (33.85%) Firewall
5 21 (32.31%) Huawei
6 18 (27.69%) 3G
6 18 (27.69%) LTE
7 17 (26.15%) MPLS
7 17 (26.15%) OSPF
7 17 (26.15%) BGP
7 17 (26.15%) Juniper
8 15 (23.08%) SNMP
8 15 (23.08%) Load Balancing
8 15 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
9 13 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (18.46%) ITIL
11 11 (16.92%) Internet
11 11 (16.92%) Network Design
12 10 (15.38%) IPsec
12 10 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
12 10 (15.38%) HP
12 10 (15.38%) Windows
12 10 (15.38%) Linux
12 10 (15.38%) Demand Forecasting
13 9 (13.85%) VoLTE
13 9 (13.85%) Broadband
13 9 (13.85%) Smartphone
13 9 (13.85%) GGSN
13 9 (13.85%) SGSN
14 8 (12.31%) Retail

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 3 (4.62%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 22 (33.85%) Firewall
2 18 (27.69%) LTE
2 18 (27.69%) 3G
3 17 (26.15%) MPLS
3 17 (26.15%) OSPF
3 17 (26.15%) BGP
4 15 (23.08%) SNMP
4 15 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
5 11 (16.92%) Internet
6 10 (15.38%) IPsec
7 9 (13.85%) VoLTE
7 9 (13.85%) Broadband
7 9 (13.85%) GGSN
7 9 (13.85%) SGSN
8 8 (12.31%) ISUP
8 8 (12.31%) INAP
8 8 (12.31%) MGW
8 8 (12.31%) Network Security
9 7 (10.77%) VPN
10 6 (9.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.54%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 4 (6.15%) Selenium
1 4 (6.15%) WebDriver
1 4 (6.15%) MSTest
1 4 (6.15%) Selenium IDE
1 4 (6.15%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.54%) CruiseControl
General
1 37 (56.92%) Telecoms
2 8 (12.31%) Retail
3 7 (10.77%) Finance
3 7 (10.77%) Banking
4 1 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 35 (53.85%) Design Engineer
2 29 (44.62%) Senior Design Engineer
3 16 (24.62%) Network Engineer
4 15 (23.08%) IP Engineer
4 15 (23.08%) Senior IP Engineer
5 11 (16.92%) Security Engineer
6 10 (15.38%) Network Design Engineer
7 9 (13.85%) Voice Engineer
8 8 (12.31%) Core Network Engineer
8 8 (12.31%) Voice Network Engineer
8 8 (12.31%) Network Security Engineer
9 5 (7.69%) Senior Security Engineer
9 5 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
9 5 (7.69%) Senior Network Design Engineer
10 4 (6.15%) Test Engineer
11 3 (4.62%) Administrator
11 3 (4.62%) Support Engineer
11 3 (4.62%) Project Manager
11 3 (4.62%) Senior Voice Engineer
11 3 (4.62%) Senior Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.08%) .NET
1 2 (3.08%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.54%) XML
2 1 (1.54%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.85%) Smartphone
2 7 (10.77%) CMDB
3 2 (3.08%) SecurID
4 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.54%) Human Factors
4 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.54%) iSeries
4 1 (1.54%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.38%) Windows
1 10 (15.38%) Linux
2 3 (4.62%) UNIX
3 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.54%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (40.00%) Capacity Management
2 15 (23.08%) Load Balancing
3 12 (18.46%) ITIL
4 11 (16.92%) Network Design
5 10 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
5 10 (15.38%) Demand Forecasting
6 7 (10.77%) ITSM
6 7 (10.77%) E-Commerce
6 7 (10.77%) Project Management
6 7 (10.77%) Service Management
7 5 (7.69%) Network Management
8 4 (6.15%) Unit Testing
8 4 (6.15%) Change Management
9 3 (4.62%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (4.62%) Service Delivery
9 3 (4.62%) Data Analysis
9 3 (4.62%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (4.62%) Problem Management
9 3 (4.62%) Release Management
9 3 (4.62%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.23%) SQL
2 3 (4.62%) C
3 2 (3.08%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.08%) VB
4 1 (1.54%) Python
4 1 (1.54%) IronPython
4 1 (1.54%) RPG
Qualifications
1 13 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (12.31%) CCNP
3 6 (9.23%) CCNA
3 6 (9.23%) Security Cleared
4 4 (6.15%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.62%) DV Cleared
5 3 (4.62%) JNCIA
5 3 (4.62%) Degree
5 3 (4.62%) NVQ Level 3
6 2 (3.08%) NVQ Level 4
6 2 (3.08%) CCDP
6 2 (3.08%) CISSP
6 2 (3.08%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (3.08%) CCIE
6 2 (3.08%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) ISO 14001
1 2 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (3.08%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 6 (9.23%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.62%) Hyper-V
2 3 (4.62%) vSphere
2 3 (4.62%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.54%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 7 (10.77%) OpenView
1 7 (10.77%) Tivoli
1 7 (10.77%) Netcool
1 7 (10.77%) TeMIP
1 7 (10.77%) HP NNM
1 7 (10.77%) OVPI
2 3 (4.62%) FortiGate
2 3 (4.62%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 23 (35.38%) Cisco
2 21 (32.31%) Huawei
3 17 (26.15%) Juniper
4 10 (15.38%) HP
5 8 (12.31%) Nokia
5 8 (12.31%) CheckPoint
5 8 (12.31%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 7 (10.77%) F5
6 7 (10.77%) BMC
6 7 (10.77%) IBM
6 7 (10.77%) Microsoft
7 3 (4.62%) EMC
7 3 (4.62%) Ericsson
7 3 (4.62%) VMware
8 2 (3.08%) Fortinet
8 2 (3.08%) Tufin
8 2 (3.08%) AlgoSec
9 1 (1.54%) Twitter
9 1 (1.54%) SAP
9 1 (1.54%) TIBCO
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago