The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 316 276 261
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -15
Permanent jobs citing Validation 1003 1195 1175
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.92% 1.03% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 1.24% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 642 866 783
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%

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
92664 96389 87884
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.86% 82.75% 81.05%
Number of salaries quoted 75930 77539 71844
Average salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +1.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Validation within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 4 August 2015 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the UK over the 3 months to 4 August 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
England -33 926 £45,000 -3.74% 191
London -4 374 £50,000 -4.30% 62
South East -38 184 £45,000 -10.00% 32
South West 0 83 £37,500 -11.76% 29
Yorkshire +14 65 £45,000 +5.88% 11
West Midlands -17 62 £51,500 +37.33% 18
City of London -1 61 £50,000 -4.76% 11
North West -33 52 £65,000 +80.55% 16
West Yorkshire +12 51 £45,000 +5.88% 10
Berkshire -19 51 £55,000 +10.00% 6
Hampshire +27 50 £43,000 -14.00% 2
East Midlands +18 49 £40,000 +6.66% 11
East of England -50 48 £43,000 -8.51% 8
Buckinghamshire +22 42 £43,000 -25.21% 2
Leeds +26 36 £45,000 -6.25% 9
Bristol -13 31 £37,500 -11.76% 13
Manchester +13 28 £75,000 +145.90% 5
Milton Keynes +9 28 £46,500 - 2
Nottingham +4 24 £57,500 +43.75% 5
Nottinghamshire +1 24 £57,500 +43.75% 5
Reading -18 23 £55,000 -8.33% 3
South Wales +2 21 £33,173 +13.88% 2
Wales -11 21 £33,173 -21.94% 3
Surrey -33 21 £52,500 -4.54% 1
Derbyshire +6 20 £37,500 - 3
Scotland -1 18 £37,500 +15.38% 4
Derby +10 17 £37,500 - 2
Cardiff -6 17 £32,500 +11.57% 1
Gloucestershire -2 16 £55,750 +46.32% 2
Essex +5 15 £45,000 +38.46%

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 640 (28.58%) Finance
2 553 (24.70%) SQL
3 507 (22.64%) Degree
4 427 (19.07%) Agile Software Development
5 366 (16.35%) Oracle
6 335 (14.96%) Microsoft
7 333 (14.87%) Project Management
8 320 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
9 317 (14.16%) SQL Server
10 313 (13.98%) QA
11 284 (12.68%) Java
12 268 (11.97%) ITIL
13 267 (11.92%) Windows
14 249 (11.12%) MS Excel
15 215 (9.60%) Management Information System
16 213 (9.51%) C
17 211 (9.42%) Linux
18 209 (9.33%) Software Engineering
19 208 (9.29%) Data Validation
19 208 (9.29%) Business Intelligence
20 200 (8.93%) Retail
21 197 (8.80%) SDLC
22 191 (8.53%) Security Cleared
23 183 (8.17%) Banking
24 181 (8.08%) C++
25 177 (7.91%) Data Warehouse
26 175 (7.82%) Data Modelling
27 173 (7.73%) Migration
28 165 (7.37%) Data Management
29 161 (7.19%) ETL

Validation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 63 (2.81%) SharePoint
2 52 (2.32%) Tomcat
3 44 (1.97%) IIS
4 43 (1.92%) SAS
5 39 (1.74%) Apache
6 34 (1.52%) JBoss
6 34 (1.52%) WebSphere
7 31 (1.38%) Oracle Workflow
8 24 (1.07%) WebLogic
9 16 (0.71%) CMS
9 16 (0.71%) GlassFish
9 16 (0.71%) Mule
10 15 (0.67%) Node.js
11 14 (0.63%) Confluence
12 12 (0.54%) NetWeaver
13 11 (0.49%) OpenStack
14 10 (0.45%) CICS
14 10 (0.45%) MS Exchange
15 9 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
15 9 (0.40%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 249 (11.12%) MS Excel
2 105 (4.69%) MS Office
3 60 (2.68%) MS Visio
4 46 (2.05%) MS PowerPoint
5 35 (1.56%) MS Project
6 27 (1.21%) Spreadsheet
7 20 (0.89%) SPSS
8 15 (0.67%) FastStats
9 14 (0.63%) Simulink
10 6 (0.27%) PowerPivot
11 5 (0.22%) Stateflow
12 4 (0.18%) Open Workbench
13 3 (0.13%) CPLEX
13 3 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
13 3 (0.13%) Stata
14 1 (0.045%) Adobe Illustrator
14 1 (0.045%) Windchill
14 1 (0.045%) Pro/ENGINEER
14 1 (0.045%) InfoPath
14 1 (0.045%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 49 (2.19%) Oracle EBS
2 33 (1.47%) Oracle Applications
3 30 (1.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 23 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
5 21 (0.94%) Remedy ITSM
6 19 (0.85%) Oracle EBS R12
7 17 (0.76%) SAP ERP
7 17 (0.76%) Northgate Housing
8 15 (0.67%) Oracle General Ledger
9 14 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
9 14 (0.63%) Oracle Receivables
10 13 (0.58%) Oracle Cash Management
11 12 (0.54%) Oracle iProcurement
12 11 (0.49%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
13 10 (0.45%) Oracle FAH
13 10 (0.45%) Oracle Assets
13 10 (0.45%) SAP IS-U
14 9 (0.40%) Summit
14 9 (0.40%) SAP CRM
15 7 (0.31%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 32 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
2 27 (1.21%) SaaS
3 17 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (0.71%) Force.com
5 8 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (0.31%) Boomi
7 6 (0.27%) IBM Blueworks
8 5 (0.22%) Office 365
8 5 (0.22%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.18%) Veeva
10 3 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.089%) PaaS
11 2 (0.089%) IaaS
12 1 (0.045%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.045%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.045%) FinancialForce.com
12 1 (0.045%) Firebase
12 1 (0.045%) Adobe Analytics
12 1 (0.045%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 95 (4.24%) TCP/IP
2 76 (3.39%) LAN
3 72 (3.22%) WAN
4 60 (2.68%) Internet
5 53 (2.37%) Firewall
6 51 (2.28%) DNS
7 49 (2.19%) MPLS
8 48 (2.14%) BGP
9 41 (1.83%) OSPF
10 40 (1.79%) VPN
11 39 (1.74%) Ethernet
12 37 (1.65%) SAN
12 37 (1.65%) Cisco ASA
13 33 (1.47%) VoIP
13 33 (1.47%) 3G
14 28 (1.25%) DHCP
15 25 (1.12%) EIGRP
16 24 (1.07%) RTP
16 24 (1.07%) SNMP
16 24 (1.07%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 317 (14.16%) SQL Server
2 177 (7.91%) Data Warehouse
3 119 (5.31%) Relational Database
4 90 (4.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 84 (3.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 73 (3.26%) Oracle Database
7 59 (2.64%) Data Mining
7 59 (2.64%) DB2
8 52 (2.32%) SQL Server 2008
9 47 (2.10%) MySQL
10 46 (2.05%) Oracle Reports
10 46 (2.05%) RDBMS
10 46 (2.05%) BusinessObjects
11 43 (1.92%) QlikView
12 42 (1.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 37 (1.65%) Oracle Database 11g
14 35 (1.56%) Big Data
15 34 (1.52%) Oracle BI EE
16 33 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
17 32 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 70 (3.13%) JIRA
2 65 (2.90%) Selenium
3 60 (2.68%) Visual Studio
4 53 (2.37%) Subversion
4 53 (2.37%) Maven
5 47 (2.10%) Git (software)
6 45 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
6 45 (2.01%) Rational DOORS
6 45 (2.01%) Oracle Forms
7 41 (1.83%) Eclipse
8 26 (1.16%) MSI
9 24 (1.07%) HP UFT
9 24 (1.07%) LoadRunner
9 24 (1.07%) Jenkins
10 21 (0.94%) NUnit
11 18 (0.80%) Ant
12 17 (0.76%) ERwin
12 17 (0.76%) Talend Open Studio
13 16 (0.71%) Cucumber
14 13 (0.58%) Grunt
General
1 640 (28.58%) Finance
2 200 (8.93%) Retail
3 183 (8.17%) Banking
4 142 (6.34%) Telecoms
5 136 (6.07%) Manufacturing
6 126 (5.63%) Marketing
7 83 (3.71%) Electronics
8 70 (3.13%) Military
9 68 (3.04%) Automotive
10 65 (2.90%) Legal
11 64 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
12 56 (2.50%) Back Office
13 47 (2.10%) Front Office
14 41 (1.83%) Billing
15 34 (1.52%) Aerospace
16 28 (1.25%) Retail Banking
17 25 (1.12%) Investment Banking
17 25 (1.12%) Advertising
18 22 (0.98%) Financial Institution
19 20 (0.89%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 527 (23.54%) Analyst
2 360 (16.08%) Developer
3 169 (7.55%) Business Analyst
4 135 (6.03%) Architect
5 125 (5.58%) Consultant
6 106 (4.73%) Data Analyst
7 103 (4.60%) Java Developer
8 90 (4.02%) Software Engineer
9 81 (3.62%) Test Engineer
10 78 (3.48%) Systems Engineer
11 75 (3.35%) Senior Analyst
12 69 (3.08%) Test Analyst
13 64 (2.86%) Test Manager
14 62 (2.77%) Software Developer
15 55 (2.46%) Project Manager
16 43 (1.92%) Solutions Architect
16 43 (1.92%) Integration Engineer
17 42 (1.88%) Support Analyst
18 41 (1.83%) Data Manager
19 40 (1.79%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (6.48%) HTML
2 121 (5.40%) .NET
3 118 (5.27%) Web Services
3 118 (5.27%) XML
4 112 (5.00%) CSS
5 86 (3.84%) J2EE
6 82 (3.66%) Spring
7 72 (3.22%) HTML5
8 55 (2.46%) jQuery
9 48 (2.14%) Ajax
10 44 (1.97%) Struts
10 44 (1.97%) CSS3
11 41 (1.83%) ASP.NET
12 40 (1.79%) JSON
13 39 (1.74%) AngularJS
14 37 (1.65%) Middleware
15 35 (1.56%) SOAP
16 33 (1.47%) REST
17 31 (1.38%) Visualforce
18 28 (1.25%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 320 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 215 (9.60%) Management Information System
3 135 (6.03%) Computer Science
4 77 (3.44%) Mathematics
5 75 (3.35%) Data Centre
6 65 (2.90%) Statistics
7 49 (2.19%) User Experience
8 48 (2.14%) Data Integration
9 39 (1.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 38 (1.70%) Derivative
10 38 (1.70%) Reference Data
11 36 (1.61%) Replication
12 34 (1.52%) Life Science
13 33 (1.47%) Algorithms
14 32 (1.43%) GIS
15 28 (1.25%) Clustering
15 28 (1.25%) Visualisation
15 28 (1.25%) Embedded Systems
16 27 (1.21%) Taxonomies
17 25 (1.12%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 267 (11.92%) Windows
2 211 (9.42%) Linux
3 134 (5.98%) UNIX
4 74 (3.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 54 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 39 (1.74%) Windows 7
7 37 (1.65%) Solaris
8 33 (1.47%) Android
9 29 (1.30%) Apple iOS
10 28 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
11 26 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 22 (0.98%) Windows XP
13 15 (0.67%) zOS
13 15 (0.67%) Windows 8
14 14 (0.63%) Windows Vista
15 12 (0.54%) VxWorks
16 10 (0.45%) Windows CE
17 7 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
18 5 (0.22%) Windows NT
19 2 (0.089%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 427 (19.07%) Agile Software Development
2 333 (14.87%) Project Management
3 268 (11.97%) ITIL
4 209 (9.33%) Software Engineering
5 208 (9.29%) Business Intelligence
5 208 (9.29%) Data Validation
6 197 (8.80%) SDLC
7 175 (7.82%) Data Modelling
8 173 (7.73%) Migration
9 165 (7.37%) Data Management
10 161 (7.19%) ETL
11 159 (7.10%) Business Analysis
12 148 (6.61%) OO
13 139 (6.21%) Continuous Improvement
14 132 (5.90%) Analytics
15 129 (5.76%) Data Analysis
16 127 (5.67%) Stakeholder Management
17 125 (5.58%) Change Management
18 124 (5.54%) Scrum
19 122 (5.45%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 553 (24.70%) SQL
2 284 (12.68%) Java
3 213 (9.51%) C
4 181 (8.08%) C++
5 138 (6.16%) Python
6 136 (6.07%) C#
6 136 (6.07%) JavaScript
7 96 (4.29%) Perl
8 78 (3.48%) T-SQL
9 72 (3.22%) PL/SQL
10 60 (2.68%) VBA
11 45 (2.01%) VB
12 32 (1.43%) MATLAB
13 31 (1.38%) Shell Script
13 31 (1.38%) Apex Code
14 27 (1.21%) Bash Shell
14 27 (1.21%) PowerShell
15 24 (1.07%) PHP
16 23 (1.03%) Ruby
17 22 (0.98%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 507 (22.64%) Degree
2 191 (8.53%) Security Cleared
3 105 (4.69%) SC Cleared
4 95 (4.24%) ISEB
5 85 (3.80%) ISTQB
6 68 (3.04%) DV Cleared
7 50 (2.23%) ITIL Certification
8 49 (2.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 48 (2.14%) Cisco Certification
10 43 (1.92%) PMI Certification
11 38 (1.70%) PMP
12 27 (1.21%) CCNA
13 25 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
14 22 (0.98%) MCSE
15 18 (0.80%) CCNP
15 18 (0.80%) MCITP
16 17 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 15 (0.67%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
17 15 (0.67%) PhD
17 15 (0.67%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 313 (13.98%) QA
2 122 (5.45%) SLA
3 41 (1.83%) Data Quality
4 39 (1.74%) ISO 9001
5 36 (1.61%) GMP
6 31 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 26 (1.16%) COBIT
8 20 (0.89%) ISO 9000
9 19 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 17 (0.76%) ISO 14001
11 15 (0.67%) PCI DSS
12 10 (0.45%) EMIR
13 9 (0.40%) JSP 440
13 9 (0.40%) DO-178B
13 9 (0.40%) MiFID
14 7 (0.31%) GAMP
14 7 (0.31%) GCP
15 6 (0.27%) 21 CFR Part 11
15 6 (0.27%) WCAG
15 6 (0.27%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 89 (3.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 79 (3.53%) Active Directory
3 60 (2.68%) Firmware
4 22 (0.98%) vSphere
5 19 (0.85%) Hyper-V
6 16 (0.71%) vCloud
7 15 (0.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 15 (0.67%) Terminal Services
8 11 (0.49%) RACF
9 10 (0.45%) VMware ESX
9 10 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (0.40%) XenApp
11 8 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
12 7 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.13%) VirtualBox
13 3 (0.13%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.13%) Xen
14 2 (0.089%) ISA Server
14 2 (0.089%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 41 (1.83%) SCCM
2 35 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
3 23 (1.03%) BladeLogic
4 15 (0.67%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 13 (0.58%) Ansible
6 12 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (0.54%) Puppet
6 12 (0.54%) Tivoli
7 11 (0.49%) Nagios
7 11 (0.49%) zSecure
8 10 (0.45%) Unicenter
9 9 (0.40%) FortiGate
10 7 (0.31%) Data Guard
10 7 (0.31%) Cobbler
10 7 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 7 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
11 5 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 5 (0.22%) Oracle EDQ
11 5 (0.22%) Control-M
12 4 (0.18%) Nmap
Vendors
1 366 (16.35%) Oracle
2 335 (14.96%) Microsoft
3 125 (5.58%) SAP
4 113 (5.05%) Cisco
5 104 (4.64%) VMware
6 80 (3.57%) Juniper
7 76 (3.39%) HP
8 64 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
9 63 (2.81%) Informatica
10 55 (2.46%) IBM
11 48 (2.14%) EMC
12 38 (1.70%) Sybase
13 37 (1.65%) Citrix
14 32 (1.43%) BMC
15 29 (1.30%) Tableau
16 27 (1.21%) F5
16 27 (1.21%) Red Hat
17 25 (1.12%) Remedy
18 24 (1.07%) PeopleSoft
19 23 (1.03%) Cognizant
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hillingdon, Middlesex
Celgene
Posted: 3 hours ago
Hillingdon, Middlesex
Celgene
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 18 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
South West London
RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
Salary: From £34,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 -40,000 plus benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Daventry, Northamptonshire
Millingham Consulting
Salary: Dependant on experience
Posted: 21 hours ago
Daventry, Northamptonshire
Millingham Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum + package
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Bouns Pension
Posted: 21 hours ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Advantage XPO
Posted: 21 hours ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Sale, Cheshire
GE Capital
Salary: Unspecified £Competitive Salary & Great Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Weymouth, Dorset
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-48,000 Depending on level
Posted: 23 hours ago
Barnstaple, Devon
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-40,000
Posted: 23 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Computer Sciences Corporation
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
East London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + 7% Flex + 5/10% Bonus + 30% Pension
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digital Gurus
Salary: £55000 - £65000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday