The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 264 255 262
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +7
Permanent jobs citing Validation 1200 1183 1197
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.02% 1.09% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 1.38% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 873 773 915
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £29,650
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
94231 85648 91265
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.41% 78.72% 77.39%
Number of salaries quoted 75933 70032 77735
Average salary £47,500 £46,250 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.70% +0.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -12 1093 £47,000 +10.58% 168
London -22 405 £52,500 +5.00% 63
South East -36 270 £50,000 +25.00% 32
East of England -2 103 £47,500 +8.57% 6
City of London +15 97 £52,500 +15.38% 21
North West +26 85 £36,000 -4.00% 21
Berkshire -16 81 £50,000 +36.05% 3
South West -5 65 £42,500 +13.33% 11
West Midlands -8 65 £37,500 - 14
Surrey +6 64 £50,000 - 5
Yorkshire -26 49 £42,500 +11.84% 16
Cambridge +17 44 £50,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire +11 44 £50,000 +11.11% 2
West Yorkshire -15 43 £42,500 +16.43% 10
Reading -16 40 £60,000 +31.86% 1
Hounslow +3 37 £43,500 -3.33% 2
East Midlands -45 37 £37,500 - 4
Wales +13 35 £42,500 -5.55% 5
Hampshire -8 32 £50,000 +11.11% 7
Reigate +12 31 £45,000 -30.76%
West Sussex -18 29 £57,500 +59.72% 4
Cheshire +12 28 £37,500 -25.00% 4
Bristol +11 27 £42,500 -18.26% 4
Hertfordshire -18 27 £47,500 +11.76% 1
Birmingham +3 23 £42,500 -27.65% 2
Manchester -9 23 £30,500 -37.11% 10
Scotland -9 23 £32,500 -23.52% 7
Buckinghamshire -14 23 £57,500 +60.83% 7
Leeds -30 21 £46,000 +2.22% 2
Nottinghamshire -22 20 £40,000 +3.89%

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 596 (26.12%) Degree
2 572 (25.07%) Finance
3 551 (24.15%) SQL
4 348 (15.25%) Microsoft
5 342 (14.99%) Oracle
6 304 (13.32%) Project Management
7 293 (12.84%) SQL Server
8 275 (12.05%) Windows
9 273 (11.96%) UNIX
10 271 (11.88%) Java
10 271 (11.88%) QA
11 239 (10.47%) Agile Software Development
12 234 (10.25%) Linux
12 234 (10.25%) Data Validation
13 219 (9.60%) Business Analysis
14 217 (9.51%) Business Intelligence
15 212 (9.29%) HTML
16 207 (9.07%) Software Engineering
17 205 (8.98%) C#
18 203 (8.90%) Computer Science
19 202 (8.85%) .NET
20 200 (8.76%) C++
21 199 (8.72%) Telecoms
22 196 (8.59%) ITIL
23 188 (8.24%) Relational Database
24 177 (7.76%) JavaScript
24 177 (7.76%) MS Excel
25 171 (7.49%) Workflow
26 169 (7.41%) C
27 167 (7.32%) CSS

Validation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 65 (2.85%) SAS
2 56 (2.45%) CMS
3 53 (2.32%) SharePoint
4 38 (1.67%) Tomcat
5 36 (1.58%) FileNet
6 28 (1.23%) Documentum
7 26 (1.14%) WebSphere
8 24 (1.05%) IIS
9 18 (0.79%) Apache
10 17 (0.74%) WebLogic
10 17 (0.74%) MS Exchange
10 17 (0.74%) Confluence
11 16 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
12 15 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
13 13 (0.57%) NetWeaver
14 12 (0.53%) CICS
14 12 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
15 10 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
16 9 (0.39%) Lync
17 7 (0.31%) JCAPS
Applications
1 177 (7.76%) MS Excel
2 110 (4.82%) MS Office
3 52 (2.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 41 (1.80%) MS Project
5 38 (1.67%) MS Visio
6 28 (1.23%) Simulink
7 24 (1.05%) SPSS
8 21 (0.92%) OmniGraffle
9 18 (0.79%) Photoshop
10 6 (0.26%) Stateflow
11 5 (0.22%) Stata
11 5 (0.22%) TargetLink
12 4 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
12 4 (0.18%) S-PLUS
13 3 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
13 3 (0.13%) Doxygen
14 1 (0.044%) InfoPath
14 1 (0.044%) Open Workbench
14 1 (0.044%) Windchill
14 1 (0.044%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 30 (1.31%) Oracle Financials
1 30 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (1.18%) HFM
3 22 (0.96%) Oracle General Ledger
4 21 (0.92%) Oracle Payables
5 16 (0.70%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 14 (0.61%) SAP MDM
7 13 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
8 12 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 12 (0.53%) SAP Bank Analyzer
9 11 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
10 8 (0.35%) Oracle Cash Management
10 8 (0.35%) Summit
11 7 (0.31%) SAP PP
11 7 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
11 7 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
12 6 (0.26%) MFGPRO
13 5 (0.22%) Siebel Analytics
14 4 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
14 4 (0.18%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 20 (0.88%) SaaS
2 18 (0.79%) LucidChart
3 15 (0.66%) Force.com
4 8 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.044%) PaaS
6 1 (0.044%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 98 (4.29%) TCP/IP
2 83 (3.64%) Internet
3 62 (2.72%) Firewall
4 43 (1.88%) DNS
5 42 (1.84%) LAN
6 40 (1.75%) Wireless
7 36 (1.58%) MPLS
8 34 (1.49%) DHCP
9 32 (1.40%) HTTP
9 32 (1.40%) BGP
10 28 (1.23%) NAS
11 27 (1.18%) Broadband
12 25 (1.10%) 3G
13 24 (1.05%) LTE
14 22 (0.96%) VPN
14 22 (0.96%) OSPF
15 21 (0.92%) Network Security
15 21 (0.92%) WAN
16 20 (0.88%) SAN
17 19 (0.83%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 293 (12.84%) SQL Server
2 188 (8.24%) Relational Database
3 160 (7.01%) Data Warehouse
4 124 (5.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 115 (5.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 98 (4.29%) RDBMS
7 79 (3.46%) Oracle Database
8 58 (2.54%) Data Mining
9 54 (2.37%) Oracle BI EE
10 53 (2.32%) MySQL
11 51 (2.23%) Big Data
12 48 (2.10%) OLTP
12 48 (2.10%) Oracle Reports
13 45 (1.97%) Oracle Database 11g
14 38 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
15 34 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 32 (1.40%) BusinessObjects
17 31 (1.36%) DataStage
17 31 (1.36%) DB2
18 27 (1.18%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 84 (3.68%) Visual Studio
2 71 (3.11%) Selenium
3 53 (2.32%) Subversion
4 46 (2.02%) NUnit
5 45 (1.97%) QuickTest Pro
5 45 (1.97%) Team Foundation Server
6 40 (1.75%) Rational DOORS
7 37 (1.62%) JUnit
8 34 (1.49%) Toad
9 32 (1.40%) JIRA
10 31 (1.36%) Rhino Mocks
11 29 (1.27%) Cucumber
12 28 (1.23%) MSTest
13 25 (1.10%) Git (software)
14 24 (1.05%) SpecFlow
15 22 (0.96%) Axure RP
16 21 (0.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 20 (0.88%) Jenkins
18 17 (0.74%) Emacs
19 16 (0.70%) Eclipse
General
1 572 (25.07%) Finance
2 199 (8.72%) Telecoms
3 156 (6.84%) Banking
4 130 (5.70%) Marketing
5 97 (4.25%) Pharmaceutical
6 80 (3.51%) Retail
7 76 (3.33%) Electronics
8 72 (3.16%) Manufacturing
9 66 (2.89%) Legal
10 58 (2.54%) Investment Banking
11 47 (2.06%) German Language
12 44 (1.93%) Advertising
12 44 (1.93%) Aerospace
13 43 (1.88%) French Language
14 41 (1.80%) Automotive
15 38 (1.67%) Military
16 35 (1.53%) Billing
17 33 (1.45%) Publishing
18 29 (1.27%) Back Office
19 28 (1.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 578 (25.33%) Analyst
2 372 (16.30%) Developer
3 276 (12.09%) Business Analyst
4 144 (6.31%) Software Engineer
5 143 (6.27%) Consultant
6 125 (5.48%) Test Engineer
7 114 (5.00%) Architect
8 95 (4.16%) Senior Developer
9 81 (3.55%) Systems Engineer
10 76 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
11 73 (3.20%) Design Engineer
12 69 (3.02%) Test Analyst
13 62 (2.72%) Test Manager
13 62 (2.72%) Senior Test Engineer
14 61 (2.67%) Support Engineer
15 60 (2.63%) Software Developer
16 57 (2.50%) Data Analyst
17 56 (2.45%) Project Manager
18 54 (2.37%) C# Developer
19 52 (2.28%) Senior Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 212 (9.29%) HTML
2 202 (8.85%) .NET
3 167 (7.32%) CSS
4 145 (6.35%) XML
5 96 (4.21%) HTML5
6 83 (3.64%) jQuery
7 81 (3.55%) Web Services
8 77 (3.37%) CSS3
9 76 (3.33%) Ajax
10 68 (2.98%) WCF
10 68 (2.98%) ASP.NET
11 63 (2.76%) .NET Framework
12 53 (2.32%) Spring
13 52 (2.28%) SOAP
14 47 (2.06%) Swing
15 42 (1.84%) STL
15 42 (1.84%) LINQ
16 41 (1.80%) Middleware
17 40 (1.75%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 33 (1.45%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 203 (8.90%) Computer Science
2 166 (7.27%) Management Information System
3 99 (4.34%) Mathematics
4 72 (3.16%) Statistics
5 50 (2.19%) Firmware
6 47 (2.06%) iPad
7 40 (1.75%) Credit Risk
8 38 (1.67%) Open Source
9 36 (1.58%) Life Science
10 31 (1.36%) Mainframe
11 29 (1.27%) Economics
12 28 (1.23%) Derivative
13 26 (1.14%) Social Media
14 24 (1.05%) Physics
14 24 (1.05%) Replication
15 23 (1.01%) W3C
15 23 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 22 (0.96%) Fixed Income
16 22 (0.96%) Visualisation
16 22 (0.96%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 275 (12.05%) Windows
2 273 (11.96%) UNIX
3 234 (10.25%) Linux
4 78 (3.42%) Solaris
5 63 (2.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 53 (2.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 30 (1.31%) Windows XP
8 25 (1.10%) Windows 7
9 22 (0.96%) Apple iOS
10 20 (0.88%) Android
11 17 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (0.53%) zOS
13 11 (0.48%) Debian
13 11 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (0.44%) HPUX
15 8 (0.35%) AIX
15 8 (0.35%) SUSE
16 6 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
17 4 (0.18%) Windows Vista
18 3 (0.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 304 (13.32%) Project Management
2 239 (10.47%) Agile Software Development
3 234 (10.25%) Data Validation
4 219 (9.60%) Business Analysis
5 217 (9.51%) Business Intelligence
6 207 (9.07%) Software Engineering
7 196 (8.59%) ITIL
8 171 (7.49%) Workflow
9 151 (6.62%) Data Modelling
10 143 (6.27%) Change Management
11 142 (6.22%) ETL
12 129 (5.65%) Continuous Improvement
13 128 (5.61%) Unit Testing
14 118 (5.17%) CRM
14 118 (5.17%) Scrum
15 114 (5.00%) Migration
16 113 (4.95%) User Acceptance Testing
17 112 (4.91%) Test Scripting
18 109 (4.78%) Analytics
19 106 (4.65%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 551 (24.15%) SQL
2 271 (11.88%) Java
3 205 (8.98%) C#
4 200 (8.76%) C++
5 177 (7.76%) JavaScript
6 169 (7.41%) C
7 104 (4.56%) Python
8 83 (3.64%) PL/SQL
9 82 (3.59%) T-SQL
10 73 (3.20%) PHP
11 67 (2.94%) Perl
12 63 (2.76%) MATLAB
13 48 (2.10%) VB
14 35 (1.53%) R
15 31 (1.36%) Ruby
16 28 (1.23%) VBA
17 27 (1.18%) Delphi
17 27 (1.18%) Shell Script
18 25 (1.10%) PowerShell
19 24 (1.05%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 596 (26.12%) Degree
2 115 (5.04%) Security Cleared
3 89 (3.90%) ISEB
4 81 (3.55%) ISTQB
5 71 (3.11%) SC Cleared
6 47 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
7 43 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
8 30 (1.31%) CIMA
9 29 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 24 (1.05%) CIPD
10 24 (1.05%) CCNP
11 23 (1.01%) DV Cleared
12 22 (0.96%) CCNA
13 19 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 18 (0.79%) MBA
15 17 (0.74%) PMI Certification
16 16 (0.70%) PMP
16 16 (0.70%) CISSP
17 15 (0.66%) MCSA
17 15 (0.66%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 271 (11.88%) QA
2 73 (3.20%) ISO 9001
3 66 (2.89%) SLA
4 23 (1.01%) Data Quality
5 19 (0.83%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 19 (0.83%) GCP
6 18 (0.79%) GMP
6 18 (0.79%) GxP
7 16 (0.70%) GAMP
8 15 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 13 (0.57%) PCI DSS
10 12 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 9 (0.39%) EMIR
12 8 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
13 7 (0.31%) Basel III
14 5 (0.22%) DO-160
14 5 (0.22%) ISO 14001
15 4 (0.18%) GLP
15 4 (0.18%) BS25999
16 3 (0.13%) MiFID
System Software
1 71 (3.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 50 (2.19%) Active Directory
3 21 (0.92%) VMware ESX
4 19 (0.83%) Hyper-V
5 13 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
5 13 (0.57%) RACF
6 12 (0.53%) vSphere
7 9 (0.39%) KVM
8 8 (0.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 8 (0.35%) Terminal Services
8 8 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
9 6 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
9 6 (0.26%) Forefront TMG
10 4 (0.18%) XenApp
10 4 (0.18%) Squid
10 4 (0.18%) Corosync
10 4 (0.18%) VirtualBox
11 3 (0.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 3 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.088%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 41 (1.80%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (0.74%) SCCM
4 9 (0.39%) Tivoli
5 8 (0.35%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 8 (0.35%) Data Guard
6 7 (0.31%) FortiGate
6 7 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 6 (0.26%) EMC NetWorker
7 6 (0.26%) Oracle Statspack
8 5 (0.22%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.18%) OpenView
9 4 (0.18%) Netcool
9 4 (0.18%) TeMIP
9 4 (0.18%) SCOM
9 4 (0.18%) OVPI
9 4 (0.18%) HP NNM
9 4 (0.18%) Puppet
10 3 (0.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 3 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 348 (15.25%) Microsoft
2 342 (14.99%) Oracle
3 120 (5.26%) SAP
4 99 (4.34%) VMware
5 94 (4.12%) Business Objects
6 85 (3.72%) IBM
7 84 (3.68%) Cisco
8 74 (3.24%) HP
9 52 (2.28%) Cognos
10 42 (1.84%) EMC
10 42 (1.84%) Salesforce.com
11 39 (1.71%) Juniper
12 35 (1.53%) Sun
13 32 (1.40%) MicroStrategy
14 31 (1.36%) Remedy
15 30 (1.31%) Citrix
16 26 (1.14%) Red Hat
17 25 (1.10%) CheckPoint
18 24 (1.05%) Aquila
18 24 (1.05%) Informatica
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-40,000 plus benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-45,000
Posted: 3 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bupa + Pension
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Vertical IT
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Central London / West End
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Health Insurance, Pension, Gym M/ship
Posted: 5 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Norfolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Eames Consulting
Salary: From £45,000 to £52,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + £6k Car Allow + Bonus to 20%
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 per annum + Extensive Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Thales
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £40000 to £50000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
C.O.A.L IT Services Ltd
Salary: Package and Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
C.O.A.L IT Services Ltd
Salary: Package and Bonus
Posted: Yesterday