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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 256 306 274
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -32
Permanent jobs citing Validation 1218 1023 1068
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.11% 0.89% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 1.08% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 788 754 733
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -1.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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
91159 94353 87863
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.17% 82.31% 80.10%
Number of salaries quoted 73885 75668 72432
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,507 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +6.25%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 +37 1111 £49,000 +15.29% 180
London +59 435 £52,500 - 75
South East +33 288 £50,000 +11.11% 36
Berkshire +51 128 £52,500 +16.66% 8
City of London +35 99 £55,000 +25.71% 26
South West +18 90 £40,000 - 12
East of England -29 77 £44,000 +17.33% 9
Reading +28 71 £55,000 +12.82% 3
Yorkshire +12 64 £37,750 -5.62% 8
North West +21 57 £40,000 +1.26% 15
Scotland +51 49 £38,750 -21.71% 8
West Midlands -7 49 £42,500 +6.25% 16
Hampshire -6 48 £47,500 +5.55% 9
Bristol +19 42 £44,250 +10.62% 2
West Yorkshire +10 39 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Surrey +4 37 £57,500 +38.55% 6
East Midlands -13 37 £40,000 +11.11% 7
Hertfordshire -2 35 £44,000 +10.00% 3
Leeds +1 32 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Buckinghamshire -6 27 £56,250 +12.50% 3
Gloucestershire +6 25 £40,000 +100.00% 3
Glasgow +28 23 £45,000 -25.00%
Manchester +2 22 £65,000 +64.55% 5
Maidenhead +21 20 £60,000 +59.72%
Nottinghamshire +6 19 £57,500 +53.33% 2
Nottingham -8 19 £57,500 +53.33%
Suffolk +23 18 - - 1
Ipswich +12 17 - - 1
West Sussex +5 17 £43,750 +2.94% 2
South Wales +2 17 £29,129 -15.56% 1

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 667 (29.58%) Finance
2 650 (28.82%) SQL
3 605 (26.83%) Degree
4 487 (21.60%) Agile Software Development
5 331 (14.68%) Microsoft
6 330 (14.63%) Oracle
7 322 (14.28%) SQL Server
8 320 (14.19%) Project Management
9 280 (12.42%) Windows
9 280 (12.42%) Analytical Skills
10 251 (11.13%) QA
11 241 (10.69%) Java
12 239 (10.60%) HTML
13 235 (10.42%) ITIL
13 235 (10.42%) Software Engineering
14 219 (9.71%) MS Excel
15 212 (9.40%) JavaScript
16 206 (9.14%) C#
16 206 (9.14%) Business Intelligence
17 200 (8.87%) Telecoms
18 197 (8.74%) CSS
19 196 (8.69%) Linux
20 194 (8.60%) Data Validation
21 189 (8.38%) Security Cleared
22 188 (8.34%) C
23 183 (8.12%) C++
24 182 (8.07%) UNIX
25 181 (8.03%) Data Modelling
26 174 (7.72%) Computer Science
27 168 (7.45%) Workflow

Validation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 74 (3.28%) SharePoint
2 37 (1.64%) CMS
3 36 (1.60%) Oracle Workflow
4 33 (1.46%) SAS
5 31 (1.37%) Tomcat
6 27 (1.20%) IIS
7 24 (1.06%) Oracle Service Bus
8 21 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
9 20 (0.89%) Confluence
10 17 (0.75%) WebLogic
11 15 (0.67%) PowerExchange
11 15 (0.67%) WebSphere
12 13 (0.58%) Node.js
13 12 (0.53%) Apache
14 11 (0.49%) MS Exchange
15 9 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
16 8 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
17 6 (0.27%) OpenStack
17 6 (0.27%) JBoss
17 6 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 219 (9.71%) MS Excel
2 98 (4.35%) MS Office
3 43 (1.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 37 (1.64%) MS Visio
5 27 (1.20%) MS Project
6 15 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
7 14 (0.62%) Simulink
8 12 (0.53%) SPSS
8 12 (0.53%) InfoPath
9 10 (0.44%) Stateflow
10 7 (0.31%) Photoshop
10 7 (0.31%) PowerPivot
11 5 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
12 4 (0.18%) Adobe Captivate
12 4 (0.18%) Open Workbench
12 4 (0.18%) LaTeX
13 3 (0.13%) Stata
14 2 (0.089%) S-PLUS
14 2 (0.089%) Fireworks
14 2 (0.089%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 47 (2.08%) Oracle EBS
2 38 (1.69%) Oracle Applications
3 28 (1.24%) Radian6
4 21 (0.93%) Oracle BPM
5 19 (0.84%) SAP CRM
6 17 (0.75%) Oracle General Ledger
6 17 (0.75%) Oracle iProcurement
6 17 (0.75%) Oracle Payables
6 17 (0.75%) Oracle Receivables
7 14 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
8 13 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
9 12 (0.53%) Oracle Cash Management
9 12 (0.53%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 12 (0.53%) Oracle FAH
9 12 (0.53%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 11 (0.49%) SAP ERP
11 10 (0.44%) Google Analytics
11 10 (0.44%) Oracle Assets
12 9 (0.40%) SAP IS-U
12 9 (0.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 49 (2.17%) SaaS
2 37 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
3 26 (1.15%) Force.com
4 11 (0.49%) Office 365
5 5 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
6 3 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
6 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.089%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.089%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.044%) IaaS
8 1 (0.044%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.044%) PaaS
8 1 (0.044%) Heroku
8 1 (0.044%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 73 (3.24%) WAN
2 72 (3.19%) LAN
3 59 (2.62%) TCP/IP
4 58 (2.57%) Internet
5 53 (2.35%) Firewall
6 50 (2.22%) VPN
7 49 (2.17%) MPLS
8 47 (2.08%) Wireless
9 39 (1.73%) DWDM
9 39 (1.73%) DSL
10 38 (1.69%) DNS
11 37 (1.64%) SAN
12 35 (1.55%) BGP
13 30 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
14 28 (1.24%) OSPF
15 27 (1.20%) 3G
15 27 (1.20%) Ethernet
16 26 (1.15%) HTTP
17 25 (1.11%) SSL
18 24 (1.06%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 322 (14.28%) SQL Server
2 149 (6.61%) Data Warehouse
3 117 (5.19%) Relational Database
4 100 (4.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 81 (3.59%) RDBMS
6 80 (3.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 69 (3.06%) Oracle Database
8 57 (2.53%) DB2
9 55 (2.44%) MySQL
10 47 (2.08%) Big Data
11 46 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 46 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
12 45 (2.00%) Oracle BI EE
13 33 (1.46%) Oracle ODI
14 31 (1.37%) Data Mining
15 26 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
16 25 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
17 24 (1.06%) MS Access
18 23 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
19 20 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 117 (5.19%) Subversion
2 102 (4.52%) Visual Studio
3 90 (3.99%) Rational DOORS
4 86 (3.81%) Team Foundation Server
5 65 (2.88%) Git (software)
6 64 (2.84%) Selenium
7 62 (2.75%) JIRA
8 56 (2.48%) QuickTest Pro
9 50 (2.22%) NUnit
10 45 (2.00%) Oracle Forms
11 41 (1.82%) Maven
12 38 (1.69%) Rhino Mocks
13 32 (1.42%) LoadRunner
14 31 (1.37%) Eclipse
15 25 (1.11%) JUnit
16 23 (1.02%) Jenkins
17 18 (0.80%) LSMW
18 17 (0.75%) IntelliJ
19 16 (0.71%) JMeter
19 16 (0.71%) NetBeans
General
1 667 (29.58%) Finance
2 200 (8.87%) Telecoms
3 151 (6.70%) Manufacturing
4 150 (6.65%) Marketing
5 149 (6.61%) Retail
6 143 (6.34%) Banking
7 73 (3.24%) Legal
8 63 (2.79%) Electronics
9 59 (2.62%) Pharmaceutical
10 58 (2.57%) Automotive
11 44 (1.95%) Front Office
12 42 (1.86%) Billing
13 38 (1.69%) Military
14 34 (1.51%) Games
14 34 (1.51%) Back Office
15 30 (1.33%) Investment Banking
16 29 (1.29%) Advertising
17 28 (1.24%) Aerospace
18 16 (0.71%) Retail Banking
19 15 (0.67%) German Language
Job Titles
1 435 (19.29%) Analyst
2 409 (18.14%) Developer
3 173 (7.67%) Architect
4 149 (6.61%) Business Analyst
5 132 (5.85%) Test Engineer
6 131 (5.81%) Consultant
7 95 (4.21%) Systems Engineer
8 88 (3.90%) Software Engineer
9 80 (3.55%) Test Analyst
10 78 (3.46%) Java Developer
11 76 (3.37%) Software Developer
12 67 (2.97%) Senior Analyst
13 65 (2.88%) Solutions Architect
14 61 (2.71%) Senior Developer
15 57 (2.53%) Tester
16 56 (2.48%) Data Analyst
17 54 (2.39%) Project Manager
18 44 (1.95%) Test Manager
19 40 (1.77%) Designer
20 38 (1.69%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 239 (10.60%) HTML
2 197 (8.74%) CSS
3 165 (7.32%) .NET
4 139 (6.16%) XML
5 108 (4.79%) Web Services
6 99 (4.39%) HTML5
7 69 (3.06%) ASP.NET
8 67 (2.97%) jQuery
9 64 (2.84%) Spring
10 63 (2.79%) JSON
11 58 (2.57%) CSS3
12 56 (2.48%) Ajax
12 56 (2.48%) J2EE
13 49 (2.17%) SOAP
14 46 (2.04%) .NET Framework
14 46 (2.04%) WCF
15 38 (1.69%) Struts
16 30 (1.33%) STL
17 29 (1.29%) AngularJS
18 27 (1.20%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 280 (12.42%) Analytical Skills
2 174 (7.72%) Computer Science
3 164 (7.27%) Management Information System
4 103 (4.57%) Mathematics
5 53 (2.35%) User Experience
6 47 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
6 47 (2.08%) Life Science
7 33 (1.46%) Open Source
8 31 (1.37%) Mobile App
9 29 (1.29%) Replication
10 28 (1.24%) Client/Server
10 28 (1.24%) Algorithms
11 26 (1.15%) Embedded Systems
11 26 (1.15%) PMI
12 25 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 23 (1.02%) Derivative
13 23 (1.02%) Data Structures
14 22 (0.98%) Data Integration
14 22 (0.98%) GIS
14 22 (0.98%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 280 (12.42%) Windows
2 196 (8.69%) Linux
3 182 (8.07%) UNIX
4 37 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (1.55%) Solaris
6 28 (1.24%) Android
7 24 (1.06%) Apple iOS
7 24 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 22 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (0.84%) Windows 7
10 11 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (0.49%) VxWorks
11 10 (0.44%) Windows NT
11 10 (0.44%) Windows XP
12 6 (0.27%) zOS
13 5 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
14 4 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (0.18%) Debian
14 4 (0.18%) Windows Phone
15 3 (0.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 487 (21.60%) Agile Software Development
2 320 (14.19%) Project Management
3 235 (10.42%) ITIL
3 235 (10.42%) Software Engineering
4 206 (9.14%) Business Intelligence
5 194 (8.60%) Data Validation
6 181 (8.03%) Data Modelling
7 168 (7.45%) Workflow
8 163 (7.23%) Mentoring
9 161 (7.14%) Waterfall
10 153 (6.78%) Continuous Improvement
11 146 (6.47%) Migration
11 146 (6.47%) Change Management
12 144 (6.39%) ETL
13 135 (5.99%) Service Delivery
14 130 (5.76%) Unit Testing
15 129 (5.72%) Scrum
16 128 (5.68%) CRM
17 124 (5.50%) PRINCE2
18 121 (5.37%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 650 (28.82%) SQL
2 241 (10.69%) Java
3 212 (9.40%) JavaScript
4 206 (9.14%) C#
5 188 (8.34%) C
6 183 (8.12%) C++
7 98 (4.35%) T-SQL
8 88 (3.90%) PL/SQL
9 87 (3.86%) Perl
10 85 (3.77%) Python
11 51 (2.26%) PHP
12 43 (1.91%) Shell Script
13 41 (1.82%) VBA
14 34 (1.51%) VB.NET
15 32 (1.42%) Bash Shell
16 31 (1.37%) ABAP
17 29 (1.29%) VB
18 28 (1.24%) PowerShell
19 27 (1.20%) VBScript
20 26 (1.15%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 605 (26.83%) Degree
2 189 (8.38%) Security Cleared
3 113 (5.01%) SC Cleared
4 93 (4.12%) ISTQB
5 75 (3.33%) ISEB
6 73 (3.24%) DV Cleared
7 67 (2.97%) Cisco Certification
8 66 (2.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 46 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
10 43 (1.91%) PMI Certification
11 41 (1.82%) CCNP
12 29 (1.29%) PMP
13 27 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
14 21 (0.93%) CCNA
15 17 (0.75%) MCSE
16 14 (0.62%) SAP Certification
17 12 (0.53%) CCIE
17 12 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 11 (0.49%) NVQ Level 3
18 11 (0.49%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 251 (11.13%) QA
2 90 (3.99%) SLA
3 81 (3.59%) ISO 9001
4 58 (2.57%) ISO 9000
5 49 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 30 (1.33%) ISO 14001
7 19 (0.84%) COBIT
7 19 (0.84%) Data Quality
8 18 (0.80%) JSP 440
8 18 (0.80%) GMP
9 17 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 11 (0.49%) GAMP
11 10 (0.44%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 9 (0.40%) DO-178B
13 8 (0.35%) DO-254
14 6 (0.27%) EMIR
14 6 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
14 6 (0.27%) IEC 61508
15 5 (0.22%) Basel III
15 5 (0.22%) GxP
System Software
1 61 (2.71%) Active Directory
2 59 (2.62%) Firmware
3 53 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (0.93%) vSphere
5 16 (0.71%) XenApp
6 14 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
7 12 (0.53%) Hyper-V
8 10 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
8 10 (0.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 9 (0.40%) vCloud
10 8 (0.35%) VMware ESX
10 8 (0.35%) Terminal Services
11 6 (0.27%) NFS
11 6 (0.27%) KVM
12 5 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (0.18%) RACF
14 3 (0.13%) XenDesktop
14 3 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
15 1 (0.044%) RHEV
15 1 (0.044%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 90 (3.99%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (0.75%) SCCM
3 12 (0.53%) FortiGate
4 10 (0.44%) BladeLogic
5 8 (0.35%) WMI
5 8 (0.35%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 7 (0.31%) Tivoli
7 6 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 6 (0.27%) Nagios
7 6 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
7 6 (0.27%) Data Guard
7 6 (0.27%) Puppet
8 5 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.22%) WSUS
8 5 (0.22%) Unicenter
8 5 (0.22%) Ansible
9 4 (0.18%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.13%) Cobbler
10 3 (0.13%) Oozie
10 3 (0.13%) Graphite
Vendors
1 331 (14.68%) Microsoft
2 330 (14.63%) Oracle
3 133 (5.90%) SAP
4 124 (5.50%) Cisco
5 93 (4.12%) Salesforce.com
6 78 (3.46%) HP
6 78 (3.46%) Informatica
7 72 (3.19%) VMware
8 62 (2.75%) Business Objects
9 60 (2.66%) IBM
10 57 (2.53%) Juniper
11 48 (2.13%) Siebel
12 38 (1.69%) EMC
13 30 (1.33%) Cognos
13 30 (1.33%) Eloqua
13 30 (1.33%) Marketo
14 28 (1.24%) ExactTarget
15 26 (1.15%) Citrix
16 25 (1.11%) CheckPoint
17 24 (1.06%) Red Hat
London
Humilis
Salary: bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Parity Professionals
Salary: benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Mason Frank International
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Bristow Holland
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 14 hours ago
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
ACS Performance
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + OTE £50-60,000
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Salary: From £60,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + 5% bonus, full benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Berkshire
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £450 - £80000 per annum + package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Shipley, West Yorkshire
6 Talent
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 19 hours ago
Surrey
Experis IT
Salary: £30k - £38k per annum + 6% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Surrey
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £38000.00 per annum + 6% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Andover, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Premier Engineering
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: comprehensive benefits scheme
Posted: Yesterday
London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £95k - 100k per year + financial benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum + great bonus, pension
Posted: Yesterday