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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 300 261 275
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +14
Permanent jobs citing Validation 1031 1151 1136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.91% 1.06% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 1.31% 1.25%
Number of salaries quoted 707 859 852
Average salary £45,575 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.23% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,795
10% offered a salary of more than £70,200 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
93253 88183 90713
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 81.97% 81.51% 78.92%
Number of salaries quoted 75196 72427 76352
Average salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.05% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 21 October 2014 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 21 October 2014. 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 -42 970 £47,500 +11.76% 155
London +11 419 £50,000 - 46
South East -74 196 £47,500 +7.95% 43
City of London +41 106 £50,000 +11.11% 13
East of England -2 104 £38,750 -3.12% 11
South West 0 66 £46,000 +11.51% 17
North West +10 62 £38,858 -13.65% 15
Surrey +6 60 £47,500 +3.26% 5
Berkshire -42 45 £38,000 -5.00% 7
East Midlands -31 42 £36,500 +4.28% 9
West Midlands -42 38 £40,000 - 4
Essex +20 34 £43,750 +16.66% 2
Reigate - 34 £47,500 - 1
Manchester -14 31 £38,179 -15.15% 2
Yorkshire -61 31 £38,500 -2.53% 8
Bristol +5 29 £57,500 +35.29% 5
West Sussex -6 28 £60,000 +60.00% 3
Hertfordshire +6 27 £32,500 -7.14%
Cambridgeshire -27 27 £41,250 -8.33% 8
Scotland +1 25 £32,750 -15.48% 6
Cheshire 0 25 £35,000 -31.37% 8
Cambridge -8 24 £41,250 -48.43% 7
Hampshire -41 23 £50,000 +11.11% 7
Colchester - 23 £45,000 -
Nottinghamshire -13 20 £30,000 - 3
Nottingham -10 19 £30,000 - 3
West Yorkshire -59 18 £26,000 -30.66% 7
Horsham +5 16 £60,000 +60.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -14 15 £55,000 +10.00% 3
Suffolk +14 14 £42,500 -26.08%

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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.

1 670 (29.92%) Finance
2 614 (27.42%) Degree
3 586 (26.17%) SQL
4 477 (21.30%) Agile Software Development
5 361 (16.12%) Microsoft
6 323 (14.43%) Analytical Skills
7 315 (14.07%) Project Management
8 308 (13.76%) SQL Server
9 302 (13.49%) Oracle
10 289 (12.91%) Windows
11 279 (12.46%) Java
12 273 (12.19%) QA
13 254 (11.34%) UNIX
14 233 (10.41%) C#
15 218 (9.74%) Linux
16 216 (9.65%) Telecoms
17 210 (9.38%) Software Engineering
18 197 (8.80%) Banking
18 197 (8.80%) .NET
19 196 (8.75%) C++
20 194 (8.66%) HTML
20 194 (8.66%) Computer Science
21 193 (8.62%) MS Excel
21 193 (8.62%) Business Intelligence
22 192 (8.58%) ITIL
23 189 (8.44%) Data Validation
24 187 (8.35%) JavaScript
25 179 (7.99%) Business Analysis
26 176 (7.86%) Data Warehouse
27 174 (7.77%) C

Validation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 69 (3.08%) SharePoint
2 59 (2.64%) SAS
3 48 (2.14%) IIS
4 34 (1.52%) Tomcat
5 28 (1.25%) FileNet
6 25 (1.12%) JBoss
6 25 (1.12%) CMS
7 21 (0.94%) WebSphere
8 17 (0.76%) Apache
9 16 (0.71%) Documentum
9 16 (0.71%) WebLogic
10 10 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (0.40%) Confluence
11 9 (0.40%) MS Exchange
12 8 (0.36%) CICS
12 8 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
13 7 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
13 7 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
13 7 (0.31%) NetWeaver
14 6 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 193 (8.62%) MS Excel
2 97 (4.33%) MS Office
3 61 (2.72%) MS PowerPoint
4 42 (1.88%) MS Project
5 41 (1.83%) MS Visio
6 22 (0.98%) Simulink
7 20 (0.89%) Photoshop
8 18 (0.80%) SPSS
8 18 (0.80%) OmniGraffle
9 17 (0.76%) Stateflow
10 12 (0.54%) TargetLink
11 11 (0.49%) InfoPath
12 8 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
13 7 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
13 7 (0.31%) Doxygen
14 4 (0.18%) Stata
14 4 (0.18%) LaTeX
15 3 (0.13%) S-PLUS
15 3 (0.13%) Fireworks
16 2 (0.089%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 29 (1.30%) Oracle Financials
2 22 (0.98%) HFM
3 20 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
4 15 (0.67%) Google Analytics
4 15 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
5 14 (0.63%) Oracle General Ledger
6 12 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
7 11 (0.49%) Oracle BPM
8 8 (0.36%) SAP ERP
9 7 (0.31%) ProductWriter
9 7 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
9 7 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
9 7 (0.31%) SAP CRM
10 6 (0.27%) MFGPRO
10 6 (0.27%) SAP MDM
10 6 (0.27%) SAP IS-U
10 6 (0.27%) SAP Bank Analyzer
10 6 (0.27%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 6 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
11 4 (0.18%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 42 (1.88%) SaaS
2 20 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
3 14 (0.63%) LucidChart
4 8 (0.36%) Force.com
5 3 (0.13%) Office 365
6 2 (0.089%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.089%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.045%) Trello
7 1 (0.045%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 92 (4.11%) Internet
2 73 (3.26%) TCP/IP
3 60 (2.68%) Firewall
4 47 (2.10%) LAN
5 46 (2.05%) WAN
6 40 (1.79%) Intranet
7 32 (1.43%) MPLS
8 31 (1.38%) Broadband
8 31 (1.38%) BGP
8 31 (1.38%) Wireless
9 30 (1.34%) DNS
10 29 (1.30%) HTTP
11 22 (0.98%) VPN
12 21 (0.94%) Cisco Nexus
12 21 (0.94%) SAN
13 20 (0.89%) OSPF
13 20 (0.89%) 3G
13 20 (0.89%) Extranet
14 19 (0.85%) NAS
14 19 (0.85%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 308 (13.76%) SQL Server
2 176 (7.86%) Data Warehouse
3 174 (7.77%) Relational Database
4 112 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 101 (4.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 71 (3.17%) RDBMS
7 58 (2.59%) Big Data
8 56 (2.50%) MySQL
9 47 (2.10%) Oracle Database
10 45 (2.01%) DB2
11 39 (1.74%) Oracle Reports
12 38 (1.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 38 (1.70%) DataStage
12 38 (1.70%) Data Mining
13 35 (1.56%) Oracle ODI
14 32 (1.43%) Oracle Exadata
14 32 (1.43%) SQLPlus
15 31 (1.38%) MS Access
16 29 (1.30%) OLTP
17 27 (1.21%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 100 (4.47%) Visual Studio
2 81 (3.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 72 (3.22%) Selenium
4 71 (3.17%) NUnit
5 59 (2.64%) Rhino Mocks
6 54 (2.41%) QuickTest Pro
7 48 (2.14%) Rational DOORS
8 47 (2.10%) Subversion
9 45 (2.01%) Toad
10 32 (1.43%) JUnit
11 31 (1.38%) JIRA
12 27 (1.21%) Git (software)
13 25 (1.12%) Axure RP
13 25 (1.12%) Jenkins
14 20 (0.89%) Eclipse
15 19 (0.85%) WebDriver
16 18 (0.80%) LoadRunner
16 18 (0.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 16 (0.71%) SilkPerformer
17 16 (0.71%) Emacs
General
1 670 (29.92%) Finance
2 216 (9.65%) Telecoms
3 197 (8.80%) Banking
4 120 (5.36%) Marketing
5 115 (5.14%) Retail
6 95 (4.24%) Pharmaceutical
7 85 (3.80%) Manufacturing
8 70 (3.13%) Investment Banking
9 63 (2.81%) Legal
10 62 (2.77%) Electronics
11 54 (2.41%) Aerospace
12 46 (2.05%) Billing
13 44 (1.97%) Advertising
14 38 (1.70%) Automotive
15 32 (1.43%) Financial Institution
15 32 (1.43%) Publishing
16 31 (1.38%) German Language
16 31 (1.38%) Back Office
17 30 (1.34%) Front Office
17 30 (1.34%) French Language
Job Titles
1 551 (24.61%) Analyst
2 347 (15.50%) Developer
3 224 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 140 (6.25%) Test Engineer
5 132 (5.90%) Architect
6 128 (5.72%) Software Engineer
7 111 (4.96%) Consultant
8 87 (3.89%) Test Analyst
9 84 (3.75%) Test Manager
10 81 (3.62%) Senior Developer
11 76 (3.39%) Senior Analyst
12 69 (3.08%) Software Developer
13 65 (2.90%) Data Analyst
14 64 (2.86%) Project Manager
15 63 (2.81%) Design Engineer
15 63 (2.81%) Senior Test Engineer
16 59 (2.64%) Systems Engineer
17 47 (2.10%) Solutions Architect
18 45 (2.01%) C# Developer
19 42 (1.88%) Senior Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 197 (8.80%) .NET
2 194 (8.66%) HTML
3 153 (6.83%) XML
4 139 (6.21%) CSS
5 97 (4.33%) Web Services
6 83 (3.71%) HTML5
7 71 (3.17%) CSS3
8 52 (2.32%) jQuery
9 45 (2.01%) ASP.NET
9 45 (2.01%) .NET Framework
10 42 (1.88%) Middleware
11 40 (1.79%) WCF
11 40 (1.79%) SOAP
12 37 (1.65%) Ajax
13 35 (1.56%) Spring
14 33 (1.47%) XSD
15 29 (1.30%) Swing
15 29 (1.30%) XSLT
16 26 (1.16%) JSP
16 26 (1.16%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 323 (14.43%) Analytical Skills
2 194 (8.66%) Computer Science
3 174 (7.77%) Management Information System
4 106 (4.73%) Mathematics
5 71 (3.17%) Algorithms
6 70 (3.13%) User Experience
7 62 (2.77%) Life Science
8 59 (2.64%) Statistics
9 52 (2.32%) Credit Risk
10 45 (2.01%) Mainframe
11 40 (1.79%) Open Source
12 37 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
13 32 (1.43%) iPad
14 29 (1.30%) Client/Server
15 28 (1.25%) Embedded Systems
16 26 (1.16%) Physics
17 24 (1.07%) Mobile App
18 23 (1.03%) Visualisation
18 23 (1.03%) Digital Media
19 22 (0.98%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 289 (12.91%) Windows
2 254 (11.34%) UNIX
3 218 (9.74%) Linux
4 78 (3.48%) Solaris
5 63 (2.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 45 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
7 27 (1.21%) Apple iOS
8 25 (1.12%) Windows XP
9 23 (1.03%) Windows 7
10 22 (0.98%) Android
11 16 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
13 14 (0.63%) Debian
14 12 (0.54%) AIX
15 8 (0.36%) zOS
16 7 (0.31%) Ubuntu
17 6 (0.27%) Windows Vista
18 5 (0.22%) Mac OS X
18 5 (0.22%) HPUX
19 4 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 477 (21.30%) Agile Software Development
2 315 (14.07%) Project Management
3 210 (9.38%) Software Engineering
4 193 (8.62%) Business Intelligence
5 192 (8.58%) ITIL
6 189 (8.44%) Data Validation
7 179 (7.99%) Business Analysis
8 165 (7.37%) Workflow
9 136 (6.07%) Software Testing
10 132 (5.90%) Mentoring
11 125 (5.58%) PRINCE2
12 124 (5.54%) Unit Testing
13 123 (5.49%) Change Management
14 119 (5.31%) Test Strategy
15 116 (5.18%) Data Analysis
16 114 (5.09%) Data Modelling
16 114 (5.09%) ETL
17 112 (5.00%) Test Automation
18 106 (4.73%) Regression Testing
19 105 (4.69%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 586 (26.17%) SQL
2 279 (12.46%) Java
3 233 (10.41%) C#
4 196 (8.75%) C++
5 187 (8.35%) JavaScript
6 174 (7.77%) C
7 110 (4.91%) Python
8 66 (2.95%) PL/SQL
9 64 (2.86%) PHP
10 61 (2.72%) Perl
11 55 (2.46%) VBA
11 55 (2.46%) T-SQL
12 39 (1.74%) VB
13 35 (1.56%) Shell Script
13 35 (1.56%) MATLAB
14 34 (1.52%) R
14 34 (1.52%) Ruby
15 31 (1.38%) Delphi
16 28 (1.25%) Bash Shell
17 22 (0.98%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 614 (27.42%) Degree
2 139 (6.21%) Security Cleared
3 91 (4.06%) ISEB
4 87 (3.89%) ISTQB
5 80 (3.57%) SC Cleared
6 52 (2.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 46 (2.05%) DV Cleared
8 41 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
9 34 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
10 33 (1.47%) CIMA
11 25 (1.12%) CIPD
12 23 (1.03%) CCNP
13 19 (0.85%) CISSP
14 18 (0.80%) MCSE
15 15 (0.67%) PMI Certification
16 14 (0.63%) CCNA
16 14 (0.63%) HND
16 14 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 13 (0.58%) PMP
18 12 (0.54%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 273 (12.19%) QA
2 83 (3.71%) ISO 9001
3 74 (3.31%) SLA
4 27 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 26 (1.16%) Data Quality
6 25 (1.12%) GxP
7 20 (0.89%) GAMP
8 15 (0.67%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 14 (0.63%) ISO 9000
9 14 (0.63%) GMP
10 13 (0.58%) PCI DSS
11 11 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 8 (0.36%) GCP
12 8 (0.36%) COBIT
13 7 (0.31%) Basel III
14 6 (0.27%) EMIR
15 5 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
16 4 (0.18%) GLP
16 4 (0.18%) HL7
16 4 (0.18%) DO-160
System Software
1 80 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 61 (2.72%) Active Directory
3 38 (1.70%) Firmware
4 29 (1.30%) VMware ESX
5 17 (0.76%) vSphere
5 17 (0.76%) VMware Workstation
6 15 (0.67%) Hyper-V
7 11 (0.49%) KVM
8 9 (0.40%) Forefront TMG
8 9 (0.40%) RACF
9 8 (0.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 7 (0.31%) Terminal Services
11 6 (0.27%) XenApp
12 5 (0.22%) Corosync
12 5 (0.22%) Squid
12 5 (0.22%) NFS
13 3 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
14 2 (0.089%) VirtualBox
14 2 (0.089%) RHEV
14 2 (0.089%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 96 (4.29%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (0.54%) SCCM
3 12 (0.54%) FortiGate
4 10 (0.45%) Tivoli
4 10 (0.45%) Puppet
5 9 (0.40%) SCOM
5 9 (0.40%) NetBackup
6 8 (0.36%) Netcool
6 8 (0.36%) TeMIP
6 8 (0.36%) OpenView
6 8 (0.36%) HP NNM
6 8 (0.36%) OVPI
7 7 (0.31%) EMC NetWorker
7 7 (0.31%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 5 (0.22%) Cobbler
9 3 (0.13%) Ansible
9 3 (0.13%) BladeLogic
9 3 (0.13%) Nagios
10 2 (0.089%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 361 (16.12%) Microsoft
2 302 (13.49%) Oracle
3 124 (5.54%) SAP
4 104 (4.64%) VMware
5 94 (4.20%) IBM
6 93 (4.15%) Business Objects
7 92 (4.11%) HP
8 76 (3.39%) Cisco
9 64 (2.86%) Cognos
10 36 (1.61%) Juniper
10 36 (1.61%) Siebel
11 35 (1.56%) EMC
12 30 (1.34%) Remedy
13 29 (1.30%) Red Hat
13 29 (1.30%) NetApp
14 28 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
15 27 (1.21%) Citrix
16 26 (1.16%) Sun
17 23 (1.03%) MicroStrategy
17 23 (1.03%) Informatica
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
SEC Recruitment Limited
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Folkestone, Kent
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + package
Posted: 12 hours ago
Greenford, Middlesex
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum plus bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Personnel IT
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Pension and Bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £45000 - £56000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent
Posted: 18 hours ago
Gainsborough, Lincolnshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Durham, County Durham
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Depending on Experience
Posted: Yesterday
London
Corporate Project Solutions
Salary: £500.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Fleet, Hampshire
FT Select
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £22,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-45,000
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Roc Search
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cognizant
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Hays UK - University of Nottingham
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago