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 24 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 314 334 297
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -37
Permanent jobs citing Validation 958 1030 1197
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.98% 0.93% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 1.07% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 723 663 872
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £67,800
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%

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
86090 96214 98460
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.82% 87.25% 85.41%
Number of salaries quoted 71883 78657 79409
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,036
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.08%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £31,000
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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +23 876 £46,000 +2.22% 115
London -15 316 £60,000 +20.00% 39
South East +55 205 £45,000 - 28
East of England +76 99 £45,000 +5.26% 6
South West +3 70 £32,500 -13.33% 8
Berkshire +21 59 £56,250 +4.65% 6
West Midlands -9 58 £38,750 -12.92% 8
City of London +62 54 £60,000 +17.07% 7
Hertfordshire +48 47 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Yorkshire +15 47 £43,750 -2.77% 7
Hampshire -6 45 £45,000 +5.88% 7
Scotland +39 44 £45,000 +20.00% 2
East Midlands -4 42 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Buckinghamshire +16 34 £35,000 -18.60% 1
Surrey +41 31 £57,500 +15.00% 5
North West +1 31 £37,500 -31.81% 12
Reading +19 29 £47,500 -13.63% 4
Glasgow +13 24 £50,000 -
Birmingham +2 24 £40,000 -15.78% 1
West Yorkshire -9 22 £45,000 - 5
West Sussex +6 20 £38,500 +18.46% 3
Essex +11 18 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Wales -3 18 £31,000 -9.05%
Basingstoke -5 17 £45,000 - 1
Devon +18 16 £30,550 -28.66%
Milton Keynes +7 16 £33,000 -34.00% 1
Manchester -14 16 £37,500 -50.00% 6
Suffolk +12 15 £45,000 -15.88%
Leeds +8 15 £45,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire +5 15 £45,000 +30.17% 4

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 494 (24.35%) Finance
2 449 (22.13%) SQL
3 407 (20.06%) Degree
4 406 (20.01%) Agile Software Development
5 395 (19.47%) Microsoft
6 295 (14.54%) SQL Server
7 292 (14.39%) Analytical Skills
8 285 (14.05%) Windows
9 262 (12.91%) MS Excel
10 258 (12.72%) Project Management
11 249 (12.27%) Software Engineering
12 246 (12.12%) QA
12 246 (12.12%) Linux
13 235 (11.58%) Security Cleared
14 223 (10.99%) Oracle
15 215 (10.60%) C
16 210 (10.35%) Data Validation
17 206 (10.15%) ITIL
18 200 (9.86%) C#
19 199 (9.81%) Java
20 196 (9.66%) .NET
21 177 (8.72%) Change Management
21 177 (8.72%) SDLC
22 158 (7.79%) SC Cleared
23 156 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
24 149 (7.34%) Management Information System
24 149 (7.34%) Retail
25 144 (7.10%) C++
26 141 (6.95%) Electronics
26 141 (6.95%) Marketing

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 54 (2.66%) SAS
1 54 (2.66%) SharePoint
2 53 (2.61%) Tomcat
3 50 (2.46%) CMS
4 46 (2.27%) IIS
5 32 (1.58%) MS Exchange
6 28 (1.38%) Apache
7 24 (1.18%) WebSphere
8 21 (1.03%) WebLogic
9 20 (0.99%) JBoss
10 18 (0.89%) Sitecore CMS
11 16 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
12 15 (0.74%) Confluence
12 15 (0.74%) Documentum
12 15 (0.74%) Umbraco
13 8 (0.39%) Captiva
13 8 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
14 7 (0.34%) Apache Spark
15 6 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
15 6 (0.30%) Jetty
Applications
1 262 (12.91%) MS Excel
2 113 (5.57%) MS Office
3 56 (2.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 40 (1.97%) MS Visio
5 22 (1.08%) MS Project
6 16 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.64%) Photoshop
8 9 (0.44%) Simulink
8 9 (0.44%) S-PLUS
8 9 (0.44%) SPSS
9 7 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
10 6 (0.30%) GIMP
11 4 (0.20%) AutoCAD
11 4 (0.20%) InDesign
11 4 (0.20%) InVision
12 2 (0.099%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.099%) OmniGraffle
12 2 (0.099%) OrCAD
13 1 (0.049%) FrameMaker
13 1 (0.049%) Revit
Business Applications
1 32 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (1.38%) assyst
3 18 (0.89%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 13 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 10 (0.49%) SAP HCM
6 9 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
6 9 (0.44%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 8 (0.39%) Northgate Housing
8 6 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
8 6 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
9 5 (0.25%) Markit EDM
9 5 (0.25%) Remedy AR System
9 5 (0.25%) SAP ERP
10 4 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
10 4 (0.20%) Eagle PACE
10 4 (0.20%) SunGard GMI
10 4 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
11 3 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
11 3 (0.15%) FastStats
11 3 (0.15%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 60 (2.96%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (2.86%) SaaS
3 29 (1.43%) PaaS
4 28 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
5 23 (1.13%) IaaS
6 18 (0.89%) Mimecast
7 17 (0.84%) GitHub
8 12 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (0.54%) Google Analytics
9 11 (0.54%) IBM SmartCloud
10 8 (0.39%) Adobe Analytics
10 8 (0.39%) Amazon S3
10 8 (0.39%) Force.com
11 7 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (0.34%) Google Apps
12 6 (0.30%) FinancialForce.com
12 6 (0.30%) Office 365
12 6 (0.30%) Taleo
13 3 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
13 3 (0.15%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 102 (5.03%) WAN
2 101 (4.98%) LAN
3 89 (4.39%) Firewall
4 88 (4.34%) TCP/IP
5 79 (3.89%) VPN
6 55 (2.71%) DNS
7 53 (2.61%) Internet
8 51 (2.51%) SSL
9 47 (2.32%) VoIP
10 34 (1.68%) Ethernet
10 34 (1.68%) Wireless
11 31 (1.53%) SAN
12 30 (1.48%) DHCP
13 29 (1.43%) BGP
14 28 (1.38%) Wi-Fi
15 27 (1.33%) OSPF
16 26 (1.28%) 3G
17 21 (1.03%) Cisco IPT
18 20 (0.99%) VLAN
19 19 (0.94%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 295 (14.54%) SQL Server
2 124 (6.11%) Data Warehouse
3 102 (5.03%) Relational Database
4 78 (3.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 75 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 61 (3.01%) Big Data
7 57 (2.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 47 (2.32%) MySQL
9 38 (1.87%) Oracle Database
9 38 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
10 35 (1.72%) Data Mining
11 30 (1.48%) Hadoop
12 28 (1.38%) RDBMS
13 27 (1.33%) GIS
14 26 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
14 26 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 20 (0.99%) NoSQL
16 17 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
16 17 (0.84%) PowerPivot
17 16 (0.79%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 119 (5.86%) Selenium
2 79 (3.89%) Git (software)
3 64 (3.15%) JIRA
3 64 (3.15%) Visual Studio
4 57 (2.81%) Jenkins
5 54 (2.66%) Subversion
6 51 (2.51%) Eclipse
7 47 (2.32%) Team Foundation Server
8 43 (2.12%) Cucumber
9 39 (1.92%) Rational DOORS
10 32 (1.58%) JUnit
11 26 (1.28%) WebDriver
12 15 (0.74%) Appium
13 14 (0.69%) LabVIEW
14 13 (0.64%) Ant
14 13 (0.64%) Gradle
15 12 (0.59%) Grunt
15 12 (0.59%) HP UFT
15 12 (0.59%) NeoLoad
15 12 (0.59%) SpecFlow
General
1 494 (24.35%) Finance
2 149 (7.34%) Retail
3 141 (6.95%) Electronics
3 141 (6.95%) Marketing
4 134 (6.60%) Telecoms
5 103 (5.08%) Manufacturing
6 101 (4.98%) Banking
7 84 (4.14%) Aerospace
8 51 (2.51%) Military
9 43 (2.12%) Front Office
10 42 (2.07%) Automotive
10 42 (2.07%) Legal
11 32 (1.58%) Pharmaceutical
12 30 (1.48%) Investment Banking
13 23 (1.13%) Billing
14 21 (1.03%) Advertising
15 16 (0.79%) Avionics
15 16 (0.79%) Back Office
16 14 (0.69%) Financial Institution
17 13 (0.64%) Law
Job Titles
1 466 (22.97%) Analyst
2 267 (13.16%) Developer
3 148 (7.29%) Business Analyst
4 127 (6.26%) Systems Engineer
5 109 (5.37%) Architect
6 98 (4.83%) Software Engineer
7 96 (4.73%) Consultant
8 88 (4.34%) Test Engineer
9 82 (4.04%) Data Analyst
10 61 (3.01%) Test Analyst
11 59 (2.91%) SQL Analyst
12 50 (2.46%) Senior Analyst
13 49 (2.41%) Tester
14 44 (2.17%) Software Developer
15 41 (2.02%) Integration Engineer
15 41 (2.02%) Support Analyst
16 40 (1.97%) Design Engineer
16 40 (1.97%) IT Manager
17 39 (1.92%) Network Engineer
17 39 (1.92%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 196 (9.66%) .NET
2 103 (5.08%) HTML
3 94 (4.63%) XML
4 85 (4.19%) CSS
5 78 (3.84%) Web Services
6 63 (3.10%) jQuery
6 63 (3.10%) Middleware
7 60 (2.96%) ASP.NET
8 54 (2.66%) Spring
9 52 (2.56%) HTML5
10 48 (2.37%) JSON
11 43 (2.12%) J2EE
11 43 (2.12%) SOAP
12 42 (2.07%) Ajax
13 41 (2.02%) Visualforce
14 37 (1.82%) .NET Framework
15 34 (1.68%) REST
16 30 (1.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 27 (1.33%) MFC
18 26 (1.28%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 292 (14.39%) Analytical Skills
2 149 (7.34%) Management Information System
3 101 (4.98%) Data Centre
4 98 (4.83%) Computer Science
5 72 (3.55%) Mathematics
6 54 (2.66%) Mobile App
7 53 (2.61%) User Experience
8 51 (2.51%) Derivative
9 45 (2.22%) Data Structures
10 41 (2.02%) Embedded Systems
11 39 (1.92%) Algorithms
12 35 (1.72%) Visualisation
13 34 (1.68%) Virtual Team
14 32 (1.58%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 30 (1.48%) Physics
16 29 (1.43%) Credit Risk
17 27 (1.33%) Replication
18 26 (1.28%) Fixed Income
18 26 (1.28%) NHS
19 25 (1.23%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 285 (14.05%) Windows
2 246 (12.12%) Linux
3 113 (5.57%) Unix
4 69 (3.40%) Windows Server
5 54 (2.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 39 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 36 (1.77%) Android
8 33 (1.63%) Windows 7
9 31 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 29 (1.43%) Apple iOS
11 24 (1.18%) VxWorks
12 17 (0.84%) Windows CE
13 13 (0.64%) Windows XP
14 12 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 11 (0.54%) AIX
16 10 (0.49%) Solaris
17 6 (0.30%) CentOS
18 4 (0.20%) Kali Linux
19 2 (0.099%) Debian
19 2 (0.099%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 406 (20.01%) Agile Software Development
2 258 (12.72%) Project Management
3 249 (12.27%) Software Engineering
4 210 (10.35%) Data Validation
5 206 (10.15%) ITIL
6 177 (8.72%) Change Management
6 177 (8.72%) SDLC
7 156 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
8 136 (6.70%) Continuous Improvement
9 132 (6.51%) User Acceptance Testing
10 126 (6.21%) UML
11 124 (6.11%) Data Modelling
12 121 (5.96%) Scrum
13 120 (5.91%) Analytics
14 116 (5.72%) Data Analysis
15 115 (5.67%) Data Management
15 115 (5.67%) ETL
16 112 (5.52%) Requirements Analysis
17 109 (5.37%) Integration Testing
18 107 (5.27%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 449 (22.13%) SQL
2 215 (10.60%) C
3 200 (9.86%) C#
4 199 (9.81%) Java
5 144 (7.10%) C++
6 135 (6.65%) Python
7 127 (6.26%) JavaScript
8 74 (3.65%) PL/SQL
9 73 (3.60%) T-SQL
10 72 (3.55%) Perl
11 62 (3.06%) VBA
12 58 (2.86%) VB.NET
13 50 (2.46%) VB
14 39 (1.92%) Apex Code
15 36 (1.77%) Ruby
16 34 (1.68%) Assembly Language
17 33 (1.63%) R
18 32 (1.58%) PHP
19 28 (1.38%) MATLAB
20 27 (1.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 407 (20.06%) Degree
2 235 (11.58%) Security Cleared
3 158 (7.79%) SC Cleared
4 88 (4.34%) ISEB
5 77 (3.79%) Cisco Certification
6 73 (3.60%) DV Cleared
7 50 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
8 44 (2.17%) CCNP
9 36 (1.77%) ISTQB
10 34 (1.68%) CCNA
11 30 (1.48%) MCDST
12 27 (1.33%) CISSP
13 23 (1.13%) MCP
14 18 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
14 18 (0.89%) PhD
15 17 (0.84%) CCIE
16 14 (0.69%) PMI Certification
17 13 (0.64%) CCDP
18 12 (0.59%) CEH
18 12 (0.59%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 246 (12.12%) QA
2 83 (4.09%) Data Quality
3 80 (3.94%) SLA
4 52 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 28 (1.38%) ISO 9001
6 18 (0.89%) JSP 440
6 18 (0.89%) PCI DSS
7 13 (0.64%) GAMP
7 13 (0.64%) GMP
8 10 (0.49%) ARP4761
8 10 (0.49%) Basel II
8 10 (0.49%) DO-254
9 9 (0.44%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 8 (0.39%) ISO13485
11 7 (0.34%) GxP
11 7 (0.34%) IEC 61508
12 6 (0.30%) BS25999
13 5 (0.25%) HL7
13 5 (0.25%) ISO26262
13 5 (0.25%) Solvency II
System Software
1 108 (5.32%) Active Directory
2 89 (4.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (2.02%) vSphere
4 39 (1.92%) Firmware
5 29 (1.43%) XenApp
6 22 (1.08%) Docker
7 20 (0.99%) Hyper-V
8 15 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (0.59%) vCloud
9 12 (0.59%) XenDesktop
10 11 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
13 5 (0.25%) HDFS
13 5 (0.25%) VMware ESX
13 5 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
14 4 (0.20%) iptables
14 4 (0.20%) KVM
14 4 (0.20%) Terminal Services
14 4 (0.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 36 (1.77%) SCOM
2 30 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
3 28 (1.38%) Puppet
4 24 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
5 21 (1.03%) Ansible
6 20 (0.99%) SCCM
7 19 (0.94%) Tivoli
8 16 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
9 15 (0.74%) Nagios
10 13 (0.64%) EdgeSight
11 12 (0.59%) Rundeck
12 11 (0.54%) ZABBIX
13 10 (0.49%) Packer
14 9 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
15 8 (0.39%) EMC NetWorker
15 8 (0.39%) WSUS
16 7 (0.34%) Cisco UCCX
17 6 (0.30%) Business Desktop Deployment
17 6 (0.30%) MOM
17 6 (0.30%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 395 (19.47%) Microsoft
2 223 (10.99%) Oracle
3 115 (5.67%) Cisco
4 103 (5.08%) VMware
5 89 (4.39%) Salesforce.com
6 77 (3.79%) SAP
7 54 (2.66%) Citrix
8 40 (1.97%) EMC
8 40 (1.97%) Juniper
9 38 (1.87%) IBM
10 30 (1.48%) Google
11 25 (1.23%) HP
12 24 (1.18%) Progress
12 24 (1.18%) ServiceNow
13 21 (1.03%) Cognizant
14 20 (0.99%) F5
14 20 (0.99%) Symantec
15 19 (0.94%) Informatica
16 18 (0.89%) Adobe
16 18 (0.89%) Sitecore
Redhill, Surrey
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £50000 - £65000 Per Annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + bonus plus benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £45000 - £51000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Tech
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Potters Bar, Hertfordshire
Venturi
Salary: £28000.00 - £32000 per annum + full bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Networkers
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 40,000 + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 35,000 + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + bonus plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: C£80,000 base plus 15% bonus and benefits (some flex)
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: c£80,000 plus 15% bonus and benefits (some flex)
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Surbiton, Surrey
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
EYC Symphony
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Up to 10% Bonus, Private Healthcare,
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £55000 - £68000 per annum + full bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Dover, Kent
Proteus Europe
Posted: 2 days ago
London
C4 Commerce
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + 10% bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Annual Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 45,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £80k basic + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Rugeley, Staffordshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
First Point
Salary: £90000 - £150000 per annum + BONUS + BENEFITS
Posted: 6 days ago