The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 320 329 297
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -32
Permanent jobs citing Validation 956 1028 1218
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.97% 0.94% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 1.08% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 719 666 862
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
86444 95076 101495
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.86% 86.85% 85.48%
Number of salaries quoted 72313 77694 82267
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Validation as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Validation
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Validation within the UK.

Validation Salary Trend in the UK

Validation
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Validation over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 within the UK.

Validation Salary Histogram in the UK

Validation
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +7 893 £45,000 -5.26% 116
London -22 322 £55,000 +4.76% 41
South East +47 204 £42,500 -15.00% 25
East of England +91 117 £42,500 -3.40% 10
South West -7 72 £35,000 -12.50% 10
Hertfordshire +66 64 £42,500 - 3
City of London +59 58 £55,000 - 4
East Midlands +10 55 £50,000 +33.33% 4
Berkshire +20 53 £50,000 -13.04% 6
West Midlands -8 53 £42,250 -5.05% 2
Hampshire -5 40 £45,000 - 9
Buckinghamshire +25 36 £35,000 -22.22% 2
West Sussex +16 31 £38,500 +8.45% 1
Birmingham +11 30 £40,000 -11.11%
Scotland +8 30 £50,000 +33.33% 9
Yorkshire -1 30 £40,000 -11.11% 7
North West -13 30 £37,500 -28.57% 14
Surrey +31 27 £47,500 -18.80% 3
Gloucestershire +1 25 £47,500 - 2
Crawley -2 24 £39,000 +20.00%
Stevenage +13 21 £37,500 -11.76%
Suffolk +23 20 £43,750 -18.22%
Reading +15 20 £46,250 -38.33% 4
Aylesbury +9 18 £35,000 -
Glasgow +2 17 £50,000 +25.00% 4
Milton Keynes +15 16 £35,000 -26.31% 1
Bristol +1 15 £32,750 -18.12% 2
Essex +22 14 £41,000 -7.86% 2
Devon +11 14 £30,550 -28.66%
West Yorkshire -13 14 £45,000 - 4

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Validation.

1 471 (23.67%) Finance
2 437 (21.96%) SQL
3 398 (20.00%) Degree
4 378 (18.99%) Agile Software Development
5 342 (17.19%) Microsoft
6 288 (14.47%) Analytical Skills
7 280 (14.07%) Windows
8 259 (13.02%) SQL Server
9 246 (12.36%) Linux
9 246 (12.36%) Software Engineering
10 244 (12.26%) QA
10 244 (12.26%) MS Excel
11 243 (12.21%) Security Cleared
12 242 (12.16%) Project Management
13 226 (11.36%) Oracle
14 224 (11.26%) C
15 222 (11.16%) ITIL
16 217 (10.90%) Data Validation
17 200 (10.05%) Change Management
18 199 (10.00%) Java
19 184 (9.25%) .NET
20 176 (8.84%) SDLC
21 169 (8.49%) C#
22 168 (8.44%) Business Intelligence
23 163 (8.19%) SC Cleared
24 152 (7.64%) Management Information System
25 145 (7.29%) Retail
26 140 (7.04%) Telecoms
27 139 (6.98%) Marketing
28 136 (6.83%) C++

Validation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 49 (2.46%) SharePoint
1 49 (2.46%) Tomcat
2 48 (2.41%) SAS
3 45 (2.26%) CMS
4 41 (2.06%) IIS
5 33 (1.66%) Apache
6 29 (1.46%) MS Exchange
7 20 (1.01%) WebLogic
8 18 (0.90%) JBoss
9 17 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
10 16 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
10 16 (0.80%) WebSphere
11 15 (0.75%) Confluence
11 15 (0.75%) Documentum
12 12 (0.60%) Umbraco
13 8 (0.40%) Captiva
13 8 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
14 6 (0.30%) Jetty
14 6 (0.30%) Oracle Service Bus
15 5 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 244 (12.26%) MS Excel
2 94 (4.72%) MS Office
3 48 (2.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 38 (1.91%) MS Visio
5 19 (0.95%) MS Project
6 18 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.55%) Photoshop
8 10 (0.50%) Simulink
9 9 (0.45%) S-PLUS
9 9 (0.45%) SPSS
10 6 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
11 5 (0.25%) GIMP
12 3 (0.15%) InDesign
13 2 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 2 (0.10%) OrCAD
14 1 (0.050%) AutoCAD
14 1 (0.050%) CINEMA 4D
14 1 (0.050%) FrameMaker
14 1 (0.050%) OmniGraffle
14 1 (0.050%) Revit
Business Applications
1 29 (1.46%) assyst
1 29 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (1.01%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 14 (0.70%) SAP HCM
3 14 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 10 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (0.40%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 7 (0.35%) Northgate Housing
6 7 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
6 7 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
7 5 (0.25%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 5 (0.25%) Markit EDM
7 5 (0.25%) Remedy AR System
7 5 (0.25%) SAP ERP
8 4 (0.20%) Eagle PACE
8 4 (0.20%) SunGard GMI
8 4 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
9 3 (0.15%) Hyperion Planning
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.15%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 62 (3.12%) SaaS
2 56 (2.81%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (1.56%) PaaS
4 25 (1.26%) IaaS
5 24 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
6 18 (0.90%) Mimecast
7 16 (0.80%) GitHub
8 11 (0.55%) Google Analytics
8 11 (0.55%) IBM SmartCloud
9 9 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (0.40%) Adobe Analytics
10 8 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (0.40%) Amazon S3
11 7 (0.35%) Force.com
11 7 (0.35%) Google Apps
12 6 (0.30%) FinancialForce.com
12 6 (0.30%) Taleo
13 5 (0.25%) Office 365
14 4 (0.20%) CloudFront
14 4 (0.20%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 109 (5.48%) LAN
1 109 (5.48%) WAN
2 97 (4.87%) Firewall
3 86 (4.32%) TCP/IP
4 83 (4.17%) VPN
5 60 (3.02%) Internet
6 54 (2.71%) DNS
7 45 (2.26%) SSL
8 43 (2.16%) VoIP
9 36 (1.81%) SAN
10 35 (1.76%) Wireless
11 30 (1.51%) BGP
12 28 (1.41%) OSPF
13 26 (1.31%) Cisco IPT
13 26 (1.31%) DHCP
13 26 (1.31%) Ethernet
14 25 (1.26%) VLAN
15 23 (1.16%) Converged Networks
16 21 (1.06%) Network Security
17 20 (1.01%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 259 (13.02%) SQL Server
2 129 (6.48%) Data Warehouse
3 108 (5.43%) Relational Database
4 82 (4.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 70 (3.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 60 (3.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 50 (2.51%) Big Data
8 43 (2.16%) Oracle Database
9 39 (1.96%) MySQL
10 36 (1.81%) Data Mining
11 34 (1.71%) RDBMS
12 33 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
13 28 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 27 (1.36%) BusinessObjects
15 23 (1.16%) GIS
16 22 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
16 22 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
17 20 (1.01%) PowerPivot
18 19 (0.95%) NoSQL
18 19 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 111 (5.58%) Selenium
2 81 (4.07%) Git (software)
3 61 (3.07%) Subversion
4 59 (2.96%) Jenkins
4 59 (2.96%) JIRA
5 58 (2.91%) Visual Studio
6 50 (2.51%) Eclipse
7 47 (2.36%) Rational DOORS
8 44 (2.21%) Cucumber
9 37 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
10 33 (1.66%) JUnit
11 24 (1.21%) WebDriver
12 14 (0.70%) ERwin
12 14 (0.70%) Gradle
12 14 (0.70%) LSMW
12 14 (0.70%) Oracle Forms
12 14 (0.70%) Talend Open Studio
13 13 (0.65%) HP UFT
14 12 (0.60%) Maven
15 11 (0.55%) NeoLoad
General
1 471 (23.67%) Finance
2 145 (7.29%) Retail
3 140 (7.04%) Telecoms
4 139 (6.98%) Marketing
5 122 (6.13%) Electronics
6 102 (5.13%) Manufacturing
7 101 (5.08%) Banking
8 80 (4.02%) Aerospace
9 48 (2.41%) Legal
10 46 (2.31%) Military
11 43 (2.16%) Front Office
12 42 (2.11%) Automotive
13 40 (2.01%) Pharmaceutical
14 27 (1.36%) Investment Banking
15 23 (1.16%) Billing
16 17 (0.85%) Advertising
17 15 (0.75%) Law
17 15 (0.75%) Multimedia
18 14 (0.70%) Avionics
18 14 (0.70%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 459 (23.07%) Analyst
2 266 (13.37%) Developer
3 141 (7.09%) Business Analyst
4 129 (6.48%) Systems Engineer
5 95 (4.77%) Architect
5 95 (4.77%) Consultant
6 94 (4.72%) Software Engineer
7 91 (4.57%) Test Engineer
8 75 (3.77%) Data Analyst
9 59 (2.96%) Test Analyst
10 52 (2.61%) SQL Analyst
11 47 (2.36%) Tester
12 43 (2.16%) IT Manager
12 43 (2.16%) Senior Analyst
12 43 (2.16%) Software Developer
13 41 (2.06%) Electronics Engineer
13 41 (2.06%) Integration Engineer
14 40 (2.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 40 (2.01%) Network Engineer
15 38 (1.91%) Test and Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 184 (9.25%) .NET
2 102 (5.13%) XML
3 98 (4.92%) HTML
4 82 (4.12%) CSS
5 81 (4.07%) Web Services
6 68 (3.42%) Middleware
7 60 (3.02%) ASP.NET
7 60 (3.02%) jQuery
8 56 (2.81%) Spring
9 45 (2.26%) J2EE
10 44 (2.21%) JSON
11 43 (2.16%) HTML5
12 40 (2.01%) Visualforce
13 39 (1.96%) Ajax
13 39 (1.96%) SOAP
14 35 (1.76%) .NET Framework
15 33 (1.66%) REST
16 29 (1.46%) MFC
16 29 (1.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 24 (1.21%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 288 (14.47%) Analytical Skills
2 152 (7.64%) Management Information System
3 112 (5.63%) Data Centre
4 88 (4.42%) Computer Science
5 65 (3.27%) Mathematics
6 56 (2.81%) User Experience
7 53 (2.66%) Mobile App
8 43 (2.16%) Derivative
9 41 (2.06%) Embedded Systems
10 40 (2.01%) Data Structures
11 39 (1.96%) Algorithms
12 36 (1.81%) Replication
13 33 (1.66%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 30 (1.51%) Credit Risk
15 29 (1.46%) Physics
16 28 (1.41%) Visualisation
17 27 (1.36%) NHS
17 27 (1.36%) Virtual Team
18 26 (1.31%) Fixed Income
19 25 (1.26%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 280 (14.07%) Windows
2 246 (12.36%) Linux
3 124 (6.23%) Unix
4 63 (3.17%) Windows Server
5 48 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 38 (1.91%) Android
7 33 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
8 29 (1.46%) Windows 7
9 28 (1.41%) Apple iOS
10 26 (1.31%) VxWorks
11 22 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
12 13 (0.65%) Solaris
13 12 (0.60%) Windows XP
14 11 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 8 (0.40%) CentOS
15 8 (0.40%) Windows CE
16 7 (0.35%) AIX
17 4 (0.20%) Debian
18 3 (0.15%) Kali Linux
19 2 (0.10%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 378 (18.99%) Agile Software Development
2 246 (12.36%) Software Engineering
3 242 (12.16%) Project Management
4 222 (11.16%) ITIL
5 217 (10.90%) Data Validation
6 200 (10.05%) Change Management
7 176 (8.84%) SDLC
8 168 (8.44%) Business Intelligence
9 131 (6.58%) Continuous Improvement
10 123 (6.18%) UML
11 122 (6.13%) Data Modelling
12 117 (5.88%) ETL
12 117 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
13 116 (5.83%) Analytics
14 115 (5.78%) Data Analysis
15 114 (5.73%) Requirements Analysis
16 113 (5.68%) Integration Testing
17 110 (5.53%) Scrum
18 109 (5.48%) Stakeholder Management
19 107 (5.38%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 437 (21.96%) SQL
2 224 (11.26%) C
3 199 (10.00%) Java
4 169 (8.49%) C#
5 136 (6.83%) C++
6 125 (6.28%) Python
7 124 (6.23%) JavaScript
8 74 (3.72%) PL/SQL
9 73 (3.67%) Perl
10 66 (3.32%) T-SQL
11 65 (3.27%) VBA
12 57 (2.86%) VB.NET
13 47 (2.36%) VB
14 38 (1.91%) Apex Code
15 37 (1.86%) Assembly Language
15 37 (1.86%) Ruby
16 33 (1.66%) MATLAB
17 31 (1.56%) Bash Shell
17 31 (1.56%) PHP
18 29 (1.46%) R
Qualifications
1 398 (20.00%) Degree
2 243 (12.21%) Security Cleared
3 163 (8.19%) SC Cleared
4 99 (4.97%) ISEB
5 78 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
6 68 (3.42%) DV Cleared
7 48 (2.41%) CCNP
8 39 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
9 38 (1.91%) CCNA
10 36 (1.81%) ISTQB
11 30 (1.51%) CISSP
12 29 (1.46%) MCDST
13 22 (1.11%) PhD
14 19 (0.95%) MCP
15 18 (0.90%) PMI Certification
16 16 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
17 15 (0.75%) CCIE
18 13 (0.65%) CCNP Voice
19 12 (0.60%) CCDP
19 12 (0.60%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 244 (12.26%) QA
2 76 (3.82%) SLA
3 73 (3.67%) Data Quality
4 60 (3.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 22 (1.11%) JSP 440
6 21 (1.06%) GMP
6 21 (1.06%) ISO 9001
7 18 (0.90%) PCI DSS
8 13 (0.65%) Basel II
9 10 (0.50%) ARP4761
9 10 (0.50%) DO-254
9 10 (0.50%) GAMP
10 9 (0.45%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 8 (0.40%) ISO13485
12 7 (0.35%) BS25999
12 7 (0.35%) GxP
13 5 (0.25%) HL7
13 5 (0.25%) IEC 61508
13 5 (0.25%) ISO 9000
13 5 (0.25%) Solvency II
System Software
1 100 (5.03%) Active Directory
2 84 (4.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (2.41%) Firmware
4 40 (2.01%) vSphere
5 35 (1.76%) XenApp
6 18 (0.90%) Docker
7 13 (0.65%) Hyper-V
7 13 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
7 13 (0.65%) XenDesktop
8 11 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (0.35%) vCloud
11 5 (0.25%) HDFS
11 5 (0.25%) iptables
11 5 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
11 5 (0.25%) Xen
12 4 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 4 (0.20%) KVM
12 4 (0.20%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 34 (1.71%) SCOM
2 33 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
3 28 (1.41%) Puppet
4 26 (1.31%) HP Quality Center
5 22 (1.11%) Ansible
6 19 (0.95%) Tivoli
7 17 (0.85%) Nagios
7 17 (0.85%) SCCM
8 16 (0.80%) Norton AntiVirus
9 15 (0.75%) EdgeSight
10 12 (0.60%) ZABBIX
11 10 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
12 9 (0.45%) Rundeck
13 7 (0.35%) Cisco UCCX
13 7 (0.35%) Packer
13 7 (0.35%) Unicenter
14 6 (0.30%) Business Desktop Deployment
14 6 (0.30%) MOM
14 6 (0.30%) WSUS
15 5 (0.25%) Nessus
Vendors
1 342 (17.19%) Microsoft
2 226 (11.36%) Oracle
3 122 (6.13%) Cisco
4 99 (4.97%) VMware
5 84 (4.22%) Salesforce.com
6 83 (4.17%) SAP
7 53 (2.66%) Citrix
8 42 (2.11%) Juniper
9 38 (1.91%) EMC
9 38 (1.91%) IBM
10 32 (1.61%) Google
11 31 (1.56%) ServiceNow
12 26 (1.31%) Progress
13 24 (1.21%) Cognizant
13 24 (1.21%) Informatica
14 23 (1.16%) F5
15 21 (1.06%) HP
16 20 (1.01%) Symantec
17 18 (0.90%) Sitecore
18 17 (0.85%) Remedy
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £37000 - £45000 per annum + plus package and bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Connectus
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Raytheon
Posted: 8 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Raytheon
Posted: 8 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Raytheon
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
PwC
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + bens & pension
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lewis Paige
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £100000 - £120000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Arrows Group
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Cognizant
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Tech
Salary: From £20,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £43.28 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Camberley, Surrey
Imperative People
Salary: £65000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + + car allow , bens
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Venturi
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + full bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 32,000 - 45,000
Posted: 5 days ago
South East
Exposed Solutions
Salary: €80000 - €100000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Streamline Connections
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + 10% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Oxbridge Answers
Salary: 55-65k
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Talent International
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + BENS
Posted: 6 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago