The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 218 217 189
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -28
Permanent jobs citing Validation 265 260 327
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.25% 1.11% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 1.38% 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 160 185 194
Average salary £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £31,150 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £61,750 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
Validation
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
17300 18774 17637
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 81.35% 79.87% 77.18%
Number of salaries quoted 13600 14917 14298
Average salary £47,000 £45,000 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Validation
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Validation Salary Trend in the South East

Validation
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Validation across the South East region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Validation Salary Histogram in the South East

Validation
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the South East region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +27 102 £52,500 +10.52% 17
Hampshire +4 50 £50,000 +13.63% 5
Buckinghamshire +7 32 £47,500 +35.71% 3
Surrey -12 32 £57,500 +36.90% 4
West Sussex +8 19 £42,500 -15.00% 3
Middlesex +20 12 - - 1
Oxfordshire +6 8 £37,500 +3.44% 1
Kent +11 2 £40,000 -20.00% 3
Isle of Wight - 2 £72,500 -
East Sussex -6 1 £42,500 - 2
Thames Valley - 1 £75,000 -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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.

1 158 (31.29%) Degree
2 154 (30.50%) SQL
3 146 (28.91%) Finance
4 121 (23.96%) Microsoft
5 112 (22.18%) Java
5 112 (22.18%) Software Engineering
6 91 (18.02%) Agile Software Development
7 75 (14.85%) Subversion
8 74 (14.65%) Telecoms
9 73 (14.46%) HTML
10 72 (14.26%) SQL Server
11 69 (13.66%) Windows
12 67 (13.27%) Oracle
13 66 (13.07%) Project Management
14 64 (12.67%) CSS
15 62 (12.28%) C#
16 61 (12.08%) Git (software)
17 60 (11.88%) MS Excel
18 59 (11.68%) Security Cleared
19 57 (11.29%) JavaScript
20 56 (11.09%) ITIL
21 55 (10.89%) TDD
22 50 (9.90%) Service Delivery
22 50 (9.90%) CRM
23 49 (9.70%) Regression Testing
23 49 (9.70%) Computer Science
23 49 (9.70%) Data Validation
24 48 (9.50%) SC Cleared
25 47 (9.31%) Linux
25 47 (9.31%) UNIX

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 28 (5.54%) CMS
2 21 (4.16%) SharePoint
2 21 (4.16%) Sitecore CMS
2 21 (4.16%) Oracle Service Bus
3 13 (2.57%) IIS
4 10 (1.98%) SAS
5 6 (1.19%) Tomcat
5 6 (1.19%) Confluence
6 5 (0.99%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.79%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.59%) Lync
8 3 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.59%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (0.59%) Documentum
9 2 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.40%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.40%) LiveCycle
10 1 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.20%) Node.js
Applications
1 60 (11.88%) MS Excel
2 27 (5.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 22 (4.36%) MS Office
4 16 (3.17%) MS Project
5 13 (2.57%) MS Visio
6 11 (2.18%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.59%) Windchill
8 2 (0.40%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.20%) Simulink
9 1 (0.20%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.20%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 21 (4.16%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (1.58%) SAP IS-U
3 5 (0.99%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.59%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.59%) SAP CO
5 3 (0.59%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.59%) Remedy AR System
6 1 (0.20%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.57%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (1.58%) SaaS
3 2 (0.40%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.20%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 25 (4.95%) TCP/IP
2 22 (4.36%) Wireless
3 18 (3.56%) VPN
4 15 (2.97%) DHCP
4 15 (2.97%) DNS
5 13 (2.57%) SAN
5 13 (2.57%) SSL
5 13 (2.57%) WAN
6 12 (2.38%) Internet
7 11 (2.18%) VoIP
7 11 (2.18%) Broadband
8 10 (1.98%) LAN
8 10 (1.98%) NAS
9 9 (1.78%) 3G
10 8 (1.58%) LTE
11 7 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (1.39%) Ethernet
12 6 (1.19%) RTP
12 6 (1.19%) Radio Access Network
13 5 (0.99%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (14.26%) SQL Server
2 36 (7.13%) Relational Database
3 32 (6.34%) RDBMS
4 20 (3.96%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (2.77%) Oracle Database
6 12 (2.38%) Oracle Database 10g
7 10 (1.98%) QlikView
7 10 (1.98%) Oracle Database 11g
7 10 (1.98%) MySQL
8 8 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (1.58%) DB2
9 7 (1.39%) Base SAS
9 7 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (1.19%) Data Mining
11 5 (0.99%) Big Data
11 5 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (0.79%) DataStage
12 4 (0.79%) SQLPlus
12 4 (0.79%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 75 (14.85%) Subversion
2 61 (12.08%) Git (software)
3 38 (7.52%) Visual Studio
4 31 (6.14%) Maven
5 30 (5.94%) Rational DOORS
6 28 (5.54%) Team Foundation Server
7 24 (4.75%) NUnit
7 24 (4.75%) Rhino Mocks
8 17 (3.37%) IntelliJ
8 17 (3.37%) JIRA
8 17 (3.37%) NetBeans
9 15 (2.97%) Eclipse
10 8 (1.58%) QuickTest Pro
11 6 (1.19%) JUnit
11 6 (1.19%) Trac
12 4 (0.79%) LabVIEW
12 4 (0.79%) Toad
12 4 (0.79%) LoadRunner
13 3 (0.59%) Jenkins
13 3 (0.59%) TestDirector
General
1 146 (28.91%) Finance
2 74 (14.65%) Telecoms
3 31 (6.14%) Marketing
4 29 (5.74%) Legal
5 25 (4.95%) Billing
6 23 (4.55%) Manufacturing
7 16 (3.17%) Retail
8 12 (2.38%) Advertising
8 12 (2.38%) Aerospace
8 12 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
9 11 (2.18%) Back Office
9 11 (2.18%) Banking
9 11 (2.18%) Military
10 8 (1.58%) French Language
10 8 (1.58%) Electronics
10 8 (1.58%) Front Office
11 5 (0.99%) Automotive
12 4 (0.79%) Publishing
13 3 (0.59%) German Language
13 3 (0.59%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 97 (19.21%) Developer
2 51 (10.10%) Analyst
3 46 (9.11%) Test Engineer
4 44 (8.71%) Java Developer
4 44 (8.71%) Architect
5 34 (6.73%) Software Engineer
6 23 (4.55%) Consultant
7 21 (4.16%) Systems Engineer
7 21 (4.16%) Service Manager
8 20 (3.96%) Quality Manager
9 19 (3.76%) Delivery Manager
9 19 (3.76%) Services Delivery Manager
10 18 (3.56%) Software Developer
11 17 (3.37%) Automation Engineer
11 17 (3.37%) Test Automation Engineer
12 16 (3.17%) Tester
13 15 (2.97%) Designer
13 15 (2.97%) Applications Architect
13 15 (2.97%) Data Analyst
14 14 (2.77%) Java Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (14.46%) HTML
2 64 (12.67%) CSS
3 38 (7.52%) .NET
4 31 (6.14%) Ajax
5 28 (5.54%) jQuery
6 27 (5.35%) Spring
7 26 (5.15%) JSON
7 26 (5.15%) Web Services
8 23 (4.55%) HTML5
8 23 (4.55%) RESTful
9 21 (4.16%) SAML
9 21 (4.16%) XML
9 21 (4.16%) ASP.NET
9 21 (4.16%) SOAP
9 21 (4.16%) Java EE
9 21 (4.16%) OAuth
9 21 (4.16%) Play Framework
10 19 (3.76%) Swing
10 19 (3.76%) Struts
10 19 (3.76%) SWT
Miscellaneous
1 49 (9.70%) Computer Science
2 45 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (8.51%) Mathematics
4 40 (7.92%) Management Information System
5 18 (3.56%) PMI
6 14 (2.77%) Mobile App
7 12 (2.38%) Clustering
8 11 (2.18%) N-Tier
9 10 (1.98%) Smart Meter
10 8 (1.58%) Data Integration
11 7 (1.39%) Open Source
11 7 (1.39%) Life Science
12 6 (1.19%) Statistics
12 6 (1.19%) IPTV
12 6 (1.19%) iPad
12 6 (1.19%) User Experience
13 5 (0.99%) GIS
13 5 (0.99%) Replication
13 5 (0.99%) Smartphone
14 4 (0.79%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 69 (13.66%) Windows
2 47 (9.31%) Linux
2 47 (9.31%) UNIX
3 18 (3.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (1.58%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.19%) VxWorks
8 5 (0.99%) Android
8 5 (0.99%) Embedded Linux
9 4 (0.79%) Windows CE
9 4 (0.79%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.59%) Solaris
10 3 (0.59%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.20%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (22.18%) Software Engineering
2 91 (18.02%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (13.07%) Project Management
4 56 (11.09%) ITIL
5 55 (10.89%) TDD
6 50 (9.90%) Service Delivery
6 50 (9.90%) CRM
7 49 (9.70%) Regression Testing
7 49 (9.70%) Data Validation
8 46 (9.11%) Unit Testing
9 45 (8.91%) Integration Testing
10 44 (8.71%) PRINCE2
10 44 (8.71%) Workflow
11 39 (7.72%) Continuous Improvement
11 39 (7.72%) Continuous Integration
12 37 (7.33%) Risk Management
12 37 (7.33%) Performance Testing
13 35 (6.93%) User Stories
13 35 (6.93%) Data Management
14 33 (6.53%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 154 (30.50%) SQL
2 112 (22.18%) Java
3 62 (12.28%) C#
4 57 (11.29%) JavaScript
5 43 (8.51%) C
6 38 (7.52%) C++
7 27 (5.35%) Perl
8 23 (4.55%) T-SQL
9 20 (3.96%) Shell Script
10 12 (2.38%) ABAP
11 11 (2.18%) Python
12 10 (1.98%) PL/SQL
13 9 (1.78%) VBA
14 7 (1.39%) VB.NET
15 6 (1.19%) Assembly Language
16 5 (0.99%) VC++
16 5 (0.99%) VB
17 4 (0.79%) Ada
18 3 (0.59%) R
18 3 (0.59%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 158 (31.29%) Degree
2 59 (11.68%) Security Cleared
3 48 (9.50%) SC Cleared
4 26 (5.15%) PMI Certification
5 23 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (3.56%) CCNP
7 17 (3.37%) ITIL Certification
8 16 (3.17%) ISTQB
9 14 (2.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 12 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (2.18%) MCSE
11 11 (2.18%) MCITP
12 10 (1.98%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
13 9 (1.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 9 (1.78%) Chartered Engineer
13 9 (1.78%) ISEB
14 8 (1.58%) PMP
14 8 (1.58%) NVQ Level 3
14 8 (1.58%) NVQ Level 4
15 7 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (8.12%) QA
2 26 (5.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (4.75%) ISO 9001
3 24 (4.75%) ISO 14001
4 21 (4.16%) SLA
5 20 (3.96%) ISO 9000
6 10 (1.98%) COBIT
7 7 (1.39%) DO-178B
7 7 (1.39%) DO-254
8 6 (1.19%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.79%) GAMP
9 4 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.20%) BS25999
10 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.20%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 25 (4.95%) Firmware
2 21 (4.16%) Active Directory
2 21 (4.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.57%) vSphere
4 12 (2.38%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.98%) Terminal Services
5 10 (1.98%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 10 (1.98%) vCloud
6 3 (0.59%) XenApp
7 2 (0.40%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.20%) KVM
8 1 (0.20%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.20%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.20%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 36 (7.13%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.98%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 4 (0.79%) SCCM
4 3 (0.59%) Puppet
5 2 (0.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.20%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.20%) collectd
6 1 (0.20%) Rsyslog
6 1 (0.20%) logstash
6 1 (0.20%) Graphite
6 1 (0.20%) Iperf
6 1 (0.20%) Cacti
6 1 (0.20%) MIIS
6 1 (0.20%) Nagios
6 1 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.20%) Nmap
6 1 (0.20%) WSUS
Vendors
1 121 (23.96%) Microsoft
2 67 (13.27%) Oracle
3 33 (6.53%) Cisco
4 32 (6.34%) SAP
5 30 (5.94%) IBM
6 28 (5.54%) HP
7 27 (5.35%) VMware
8 21 (4.16%) Sitecore
9 15 (2.97%) Juniper
10 14 (2.77%) Red Hat
11 12 (2.38%) Telelogic
12 11 (2.18%) TOWER Software
13 10 (1.98%) Business Objects
13 10 (1.98%) Veritas
14 9 (1.78%) Progress
15 7 (1.39%) Cognizant
16 6 (1.19%) Remedy
16 6 (1.19%) hybris
17 5 (0.99%) Cognos
17 5 (0.99%) Siebel
Berkshire
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + pension, life cover, bonus, 25 day holiday
Posted: 2 days ago
East Sussex
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 to 55,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Richmond, Surrey, West London
Autotask
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Hudson IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + pension, life cover, bonus, 25 day holiday
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + pension, life cover, bonus, 25 day holiday
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Mason Frank
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Hudson IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Eastbourne
Computer Futures
Salary: £36000 - £46000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £48000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Romsey, Hampshire
Proteus Europe
Salary: negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Healthcare, Life Insurance
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
Mason Frank
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
West Sussex
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £49000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago