The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 180 148 160
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +12
Permanent jobs citing Validation 75 98 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.32% 1.66% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.92% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 46 76 61
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £35,000 £35,050
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £57,500 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,000 £41,717
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +0.67%
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4987 5100 4540
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.58% 86.62% 84.64%
Number of salaries quoted 4144 4299 3844
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Validation
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Validation Salary Trend in the South West

Validation
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Validation across the South West region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Validation Salary Histogram in the South West

Validation
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the South West region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
Bristol -32 28 £41,500 -9.78% 6
Gloucestershire 0 15 £42,500 +3.65% 3
Wiltshire +11 11 £46,150 +2.55% 10
Devon +5 7 £32,000 -
Dorset -6 7 £39,000 -13.33%
Cornwall - 3 £32,000 -
Somerset -6 2 £58,750 - 1
Avon - 1 £75,000 -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the South West 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 72 (41.86%) Security Cleared
2 45 (26.16%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (23.26%) C++
3 40 (23.26%) Software Engineering
4 39 (22.67%) SQL
5 37 (21.51%) Degree
6 36 (20.93%) UML
7 33 (19.19%) Linux
7 33 (19.19%) Java
7 33 (19.19%) Oracle
8 32 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
9 31 (18.02%) Finance
9 31 (18.02%) C
10 29 (16.86%) ITIL
10 29 (16.86%) SC Cleared
11 28 (16.28%) Configuration Management
12 27 (15.70%) Microsoft
12 27 (15.70%) Management Information System
13 24 (13.95%) MATLAB
14 23 (13.37%) Project Management
14 23 (13.37%) MS Excel
14 23 (13.37%) Military
14 23 (13.37%) Algorithms
15 22 (12.79%) OO
16 20 (11.63%) Data Mining
16 20 (11.63%) Retail
16 20 (11.63%) ITIL V3
16 20 (11.63%) Continuous Improvement
16 20 (11.63%) DV Cleared
17 19 (11.05%) Rational DOORS

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the South West 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 9 (5.23%) WebSphere
1 9 (5.23%) WebSphere Application Server
2 7 (4.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (2.91%) Apache
3 5 (2.91%) MQSeries
4 4 (2.33%) SAS
5 1 (0.58%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.58%) OpenStack
Applications
1 23 (13.37%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.23%) PowerPivot
3 3 (1.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.16%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.58%) Mathcad
5 1 (0.58%) MS Office
5 1 (0.58%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (2.91%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.58%) Eagle PACE
2 1 (0.58%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.58%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.91%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (2.91%) IaaS
1 5 (2.91%) PaaS
1 5 (2.91%) SaaS
2 4 (2.33%) IBM SmartCloud
3 1 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (11.05%) LAN
1 19 (11.05%) WAN
2 16 (9.30%) TCP/IP
3 11 (6.40%) Wireless
4 9 (5.23%) SSL
5 6 (3.49%) DNS
5 6 (3.49%) Internet
6 5 (2.91%) VoIP
6 5 (2.91%) ZigBee
7 4 (2.33%) Telepresence
7 4 (2.33%) VPN
7 4 (2.33%) Wireless Security
8 2 (1.16%) ATM
8 2 (1.16%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (1.16%) Diameter Protocol
8 2 (1.16%) MPLS
8 2 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.58%) 3G
9 1 (0.58%) 4G
9 1 (0.58%) OpenFlow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.63%) Data Mining
2 16 (9.30%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (8.72%) Big Data
4 14 (8.14%) SQL Server
5 13 (7.56%) OLAP
5 13 (7.56%) OLAP Cube
6 10 (5.81%) Oracle Database
7 9 (5.23%) Oracle OLAP
8 8 (4.65%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (4.07%) Oracle BI EE
10 5 (2.91%) OLTP
10 5 (2.91%) Relational Database
11 4 (2.33%) MySQL
11 4 (2.33%) SAS EBI
12 3 (1.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (1.74%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (1.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
14 1 (0.58%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 19 (11.05%) Rational DOORS
2 15 (8.72%) Rational Rhapsody
3 6 (3.49%) Eclipse
3 6 (3.49%) Subversion
4 3 (1.74%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (1.16%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.16%) Selenium
6 1 (0.58%) Hudson
6 1 (0.58%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.58%) Maven
6 1 (0.58%) NetBeans
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.58%) Visual Studio
General
1 31 (18.02%) Finance
2 23 (13.37%) Military
3 20 (11.63%) Retail
4 16 (9.30%) Electronics
5 15 (8.72%) Banking
6 10 (5.81%) Aerospace
7 8 (4.65%) Telecoms
8 5 (2.91%) Financial Institution
8 5 (2.91%) Legal
8 5 (2.91%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (2.33%) Manufacturing
9 4 (2.33%) Multimedia
10 3 (1.74%) Law
11 1 (0.58%) Automotive
11 1 (0.58%) Avionics
11 1 (0.58%) Back Office
11 1 (0.58%) Front Office
11 1 (0.58%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 40 (23.26%) Systems Engineer
2 34 (19.77%) Software Engineer
3 26 (15.12%) Java Engineer
4 24 (13.95%) Java Software Engineer
5 21 (12.21%) Analyst
6 15 (8.72%) C++ Software Engineer
7 14 (8.14%) Test Engineer
8 13 (7.56%) Senior Software Engineer
9 12 (6.98%) Developer
10 11 (6.40%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
10 11 (6.40%) Senior Java Engineer
10 11 (6.40%) Senior Java Software Engineer
11 9 (5.23%) Data Analyst
11 9 (5.23%) Support Technician
12 8 (4.65%) Service Manager
13 6 (3.49%) Asset and Configuration Manager
13 6 (3.49%) Configuration Manager
13 6 (3.49%) Electronics Engineer
13 6 (3.49%) Infrastructure Specialist
13 6 (3.49%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.72%) OpenMP
2 11 (6.40%) Middleware
3 9 (5.23%) .NET
4 7 (4.07%) .NET Framework
4 7 (4.07%) Apache Flex
4 7 (4.07%) CSS
4 7 (4.07%) Flash
4 7 (4.07%) Hibernate
4 7 (4.07%) HTML
4 7 (4.07%) NumPy
4 7 (4.07%) SciPy
5 5 (2.91%) Velocity
5 5 (2.91%) XML
6 3 (1.74%) Spring
7 2 (1.16%) J2EE
7 2 (1.16%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (1.16%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.58%) Qt
8 1 (0.58%) REST
8 1 (0.58%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 45 (26.16%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (15.70%) Management Information System
3 23 (13.37%) Algorithms
4 17 (9.88%) Computer Science
4 17 (9.88%) Mathematics
5 16 (9.30%) CMDB
6 11 (6.40%) Statistics
7 7 (4.07%) Visualisation
8 6 (3.49%) CESG
8 6 (3.49%) Performance Metrics
9 5 (2.91%) Cyberthreat
9 5 (2.91%) Data Centre
9 5 (2.91%) W3C
10 4 (2.33%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (1.74%) Data Integration
11 3 (1.74%) e-Learning
11 3 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (1.16%) DataPower
12 2 (1.16%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 2 (1.16%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 33 (19.19%) Linux
2 2 (1.16%) Unix
2 2 (1.16%) Windows
3 1 (0.58%) Android
3 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.58%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (23.26%) Software Engineering
2 36 (20.93%) UML
3 32 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (16.86%) ITIL
5 28 (16.28%) Configuration Management
6 23 (13.37%) Project Management
7 22 (12.79%) OO
8 20 (11.63%) Continuous Improvement
8 20 (11.63%) ITIL V3
9 19 (11.05%) MODAF
10 18 (10.47%) SOA
10 18 (10.47%) TOGAF
11 16 (9.30%) Multithreading
12 15 (8.72%) Concurrent Programming
12 15 (8.72%) Data Modelling
13 14 (8.14%) Analytics
13 14 (8.14%) Business Development
13 14 (8.14%) Integration Testing
13 14 (8.14%) Requirements Management
13 14 (8.14%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (23.26%) C++
2 39 (22.67%) SQL
3 33 (19.19%) Java
4 31 (18.02%) C
5 24 (13.95%) MATLAB
6 14 (8.14%) C#
7 10 (5.81%) Python
8 7 (4.07%) ActionScript
9 6 (3.49%) PL/SQL
10 5 (2.91%) T-SQL
10 5 (2.91%) VBA
10 5 (2.91%) XPath
11 3 (1.74%) Perl
12 1 (0.58%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 72 (41.86%) Security Cleared
2 37 (21.51%) Degree
3 29 (16.86%) SC Cleared
4 20 (11.63%) DV Cleared
5 9 (5.23%) ISEB
6 7 (4.07%) ISTQB
7 5 (2.91%) HND
7 5 (2.91%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (2.33%) CCDP
8 4 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.74%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.16%) CCDA
10 2 (1.16%) EXIN
11 1 (0.58%) CISSP
11 1 (0.58%) CLAS
11 1 (0.58%) CRISC
11 1 (0.58%) EMC Certification
11 1 (0.58%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.88%) QA
2 11 (6.40%) DO-178B
3 6 (3.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (2.91%) GAMP
4 5 (2.91%) GPG13
4 5 (2.91%) ISO22301
4 5 (2.91%) JSP 440
5 2 (1.16%) RMADS
6 1 (0.58%) ARP4754
6 1 (0.58%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.58%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.16%) Firmware
2 1 (0.58%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.91%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 33 (19.19%) Oracle
2 27 (15.70%) Microsoft
3 19 (11.05%) Intel
4 16 (9.30%) IBM
5 15 (8.72%) Symantec
6 7 (4.07%) Adobe
6 7 (4.07%) Cisco
7 5 (2.91%) Green Hat
7 5 (2.91%) HP
7 5 (2.91%) webMethods
8 4 (2.33%) F5
8 4 (2.33%) Juniper
9 1 (0.58%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.58%) EMC
9 1 (0.58%) JDA
9 1 (0.58%) Mitel
9 1 (0.58%) NEC
9 1 (0.58%) Reuters
9 1 (0.58%) SAP
9 1 (0.58%) Xilinx
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