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 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
UK
Rank 321 334 322
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -12
Permanent jobs citing Validation 778 905 1018
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.94% 0.91% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 1.03% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 534 636 707
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -8.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,250
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.32%

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
73134 87529 90334
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.13% 87.67% 86.07%
Number of salaries quoted 60219 72776 74467
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 21 January 2017 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 21 January 2017. 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 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 +42 728 £45,000 +0.55% 122
London +57 278 £55,750 -7.08% 43
South East -2 133 £45,000 +12.50% 18
North West +31 92 £36,750 -2.00% 11
Yorkshire +54 70 £40,000 +6.66% 4
Manchester +39 68 £40,000 -9.60% 9
South West +10 61 £47,500 +26.66% 18
Berkshire +80 60 £48,750 -22.00% 3
City of London +54 53 £57,500 -4.16% 16
West Yorkshire +67 51 £38,500 +2.66% 2
West Midlands +21 45 £42,500 - 17
East of England -24 42 £40,000 +6.66% 8
Bristol +14 37 £52,500 +26.50% 8
Oldham - 37 - - 4
Leeds +55 36 £38,500 +2.66% 1
Birmingham +16 29 £42,500 - 7
Hampshire -3 28 £45,000 +18.42% 5
Reading +55 25 £55,000 +12.82%
Scotland -10 18 £43,750 -1.68% 1
South Yorkshire +18 17 £40,000 +20.23% 2
Sheffield +12 17 £40,000 +20.23% 2
Hertfordshire -11 17 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Bracknell +31 16 £22,000 -
Edinburgh +3 13 £55,000 +15.78% 1
Surrey +36 12 £49,500 -5.71% 3
Wales -2 12 £33,750 +3.84% 1
Cambridgeshire -6 12 £46,250 +32.14% 1
Gloucestershire -13 12 £35,000 -17.15% 2
Fareham +12 11 £45,000 -38.35% 1
Cambridge -2 9 £52,500 +17.97%

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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.

1 414 (23.67%) Agile Software Development
2 391 (22.36%) Degree
3 376 (21.50%) SQL
4 347 (19.84%) Finance
5 297 (16.98%) Microsoft
6 270 (15.44%) Project Management
7 260 (14.87%) Analytical Skills
8 230 (13.15%) C++
9 228 (13.04%) Software Engineering
10 223 (12.75%) Linux
11 218 (12.46%) C
12 213 (12.18%) ITIL
13 211 (12.06%) Java
14 205 (11.72%) MS Excel
15 190 (10.86%) Windows
16 178 (10.18%) SQL Server
16 178 (10.18%) QA
17 165 (9.43%) Security Cleared
18 163 (9.32%) Python
19 158 (9.03%) SDLC
20 155 (8.86%) Analytics
20 155 (8.86%) Oracle
21 148 (8.46%) HTML
22 136 (7.78%) JavaScript
22 136 (7.78%) Computer Science
23 133 (7.60%) VMware
24 132 (7.55%) Scrum
25 131 (7.49%) Continuous Integration
26 130 (7.43%) Test Scripting
27 128 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure

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 (3.09%) SharePoint
2 52 (2.97%) IIS
3 48 (2.74%) SAS
4 38 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 35 (2.00%) WebSphere
6 31 (1.77%) JBoss
7 27 (1.54%) MS Exchange
7 27 (1.54%) Tomcat
8 24 (1.37%) Apache
9 23 (1.32%) CMS
10 16 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2003
11 13 (0.74%) WebLogic
12 8 (0.46%) Apache Spark
12 8 (0.46%) GlassFish
13 7 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
13 7 (0.40%) Confluence
13 7 (0.40%) Oracle Service Bus
13 7 (0.40%) Skype for Business
14 5 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 4 (0.23%) OpenStack
Applications
1 205 (11.72%) MS Excel
2 94 (5.37%) MS Office
3 58 (3.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 37 (2.12%) MS Visio
5 24 (1.37%) SPSS
6 16 (0.91%) Simulink
7 12 (0.69%) GNU Octave
8 9 (0.51%) Stata
9 8 (0.46%) MS Project
10 7 (0.40%) SOLIDWORKS
11 5 (0.29%) Photoshop
12 3 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
13 2 (0.11%) Doxygen
13 2 (0.11%) GIMP
13 2 (0.11%) Stateflow
14 1 (0.057%) AutoCAD
14 1 (0.057%) InVision
14 1 (0.057%) Mingle
14 1 (0.057%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 25 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.09%) assyst
3 14 (0.80%) SAP PM
4 13 (0.74%) Oracle BPM
5 12 (0.69%) Northgate Housing
5 12 (0.69%) Orchard Housing
6 7 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 6 (0.34%) OpenText MBPM
7 6 (0.34%) SAP CO
7 6 (0.34%) SAP FI
7 6 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
7 6 (0.34%) Unit4 Business World
8 5 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 5 (0.29%) Cognos TM1
8 5 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.29%) Markit EDM
8 5 (0.29%) SAP CRM
8 5 (0.29%) SAP ERP
9 4 (0.23%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 4 (0.23%) Oracle AML
Cloud Services
1 38 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
2 35 (2.00%) SaaS
3 31 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 26 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
5 16 (0.91%) Mimecast
6 13 (0.74%) IaaS
7 12 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
7 12 (0.69%) PaaS
8 11 (0.63%) Force.com
9 10 (0.57%) Google Analytics
10 9 (0.51%) Google Tag Manager
10 9 (0.51%) Office 365
11 5 (0.29%) Slack
12 4 (0.23%) GitHub
13 3 (0.17%) AdWords
14 2 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.11%) G Suite
14 2 (0.11%) Google App Engine
14 2 (0.11%) Heroku
14 2 (0.11%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 87 (4.97%) WAN
2 86 (4.92%) TCP/IP
3 84 (4.80%) DNS
4 78 (4.46%) LAN
5 77 (4.40%) Firewall
6 73 (4.17%) DHCP
7 37 (2.12%) Internet
8 33 (1.89%) VPN
9 31 (1.77%) Ethernet
9 31 (1.77%) Wireless
10 23 (1.32%) Intranet
11 20 (1.14%) BGP
11 20 (1.14%) Bluetooth
11 20 (1.14%) OSPF
12 18 (1.03%) HTTP
12 18 (1.03%) Software-Defined Networking
12 18 (1.03%) VoIP
13 15 (0.86%) NetScaler
13 15 (0.86%) RS-232
13 15 (0.86%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (10.18%) SQL Server
2 61 (3.49%) Relational Database
3 53 (3.03%) MySQL
4 42 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
5 41 (2.34%) Big Data
6 36 (2.06%) Hadoop
7 31 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 28 (1.60%) Oracle Database
9 27 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 24 (1.37%) Data Mining
10 24 (1.37%) RDBMS
11 23 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
12 22 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
13 19 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
14 17 (0.97%) GIS
15 15 (0.86%) NoSQL
16 14 (0.80%) Oracle Database 10g
16 14 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 11 (0.63%) LogicBlox
17 11 (0.63%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 110 (6.29%) Selenium
2 95 (5.43%) Git (software)
3 69 (3.95%) JIRA
4 64 (3.66%) Cucumber
5 50 (2.86%) Rational DOORS
6 43 (2.46%) Subversion
7 36 (2.06%) Visual Studio
8 35 (2.00%) Jenkins
9 27 (1.54%) HP UFT
10 24 (1.37%) JUnit
11 19 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
12 16 (0.91%) WATIR
13 15 (0.86%) JMeter
14 14 (0.80%) Ant
15 11 (0.63%) LoadRunner
15 11 (0.63%) Maven
16 10 (0.57%) Appium
16 10 (0.57%) SoapUI
16 10 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 9 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 347 (19.84%) Finance
2 108 (6.17%) Telecoms
3 92 (5.26%) Banking
4 90 (5.15%) Electronics
5 76 (4.35%) Marketing
6 65 (3.72%) Manufacturing
7 57 (3.26%) Retail
8 43 (2.46%) Legal
9 39 (2.23%) Advertising
10 38 (2.17%) Military
11 35 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
12 27 (1.54%) Aerospace
13 19 (1.09%) Investment Banking
14 18 (1.03%) Financial Institution
14 18 (1.03%) Front Office
14 18 (1.03%) German Language
15 17 (0.97%) Back Office
16 16 (0.91%) Automotive
17 15 (0.86%) Publishing
18 13 (0.74%) Law
Job Titles
1 350 (20.01%) Analyst
2 235 (13.44%) Developer
3 133 (7.60%) Architect
4 111 (6.35%) Business Analyst
5 103 (5.89%) Software Engineer
6 99 (5.66%) Consultant
7 92 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
8 84 (4.80%) Test Engineer
9 69 (3.95%) Integration Engineer
10 58 (3.32%) Embedded Engineer
11 57 (3.26%) Support Analyst
12 45 (2.57%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 44 (2.52%) Administrator
13 44 (2.52%) Senior Analyst
14 43 (2.46%) Network Engineer
15 39 (2.23%) Data Analyst
16 38 (2.17%) Design Engineer
16 38 (2.17%) Test and Integration Engineer
17 35 (2.00%) Project Manager
17 35 (2.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (8.46%) HTML
2 116 (6.63%) .NET
3 112 (6.40%) Web Services
4 107 (6.12%) CSS
5 82 (4.69%) XML
6 55 (3.14%) AngularJS
7 52 (2.97%) SOAP
8 47 (2.69%) Spring
9 45 (2.57%) jQuery
9 45 (2.57%) JSON
10 40 (2.29%) HTML5
10 40 (2.29%) Node.js
11 38 (2.17%) REST
12 32 (1.83%) ASP.NET
13 31 (1.77%) J2EE
14 29 (1.66%) Struts
15 27 (1.54%) RESTful
16 22 (1.26%) Middleware
17 21 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC
18 20 (1.14%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 260 (14.87%) Analytical Skills
2 136 (7.78%) Computer Science
3 116 (6.63%) Management Information System
4 102 (5.83%) Mathematics
5 93 (5.32%) Data Centre
6 69 (3.95%) Algorithms
7 52 (2.97%) User Experience
8 44 (2.52%) Statistics
9 38 (2.17%) Physics
10 33 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
10 33 (1.89%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 32 (1.83%) Mobile App
12 28 (1.60%) Data Integration
13 24 (1.37%) Clustering
14 23 (1.32%) Device Driver
14 23 (1.32%) Economics
15 22 (1.26%) Visualisation
16 21 (1.20%) Credit Risk
17 19 (1.09%) Performance Metrics
17 19 (1.09%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 223 (12.75%) Linux
2 190 (10.86%) Windows
3 79 (4.52%) Windows Server
4 77 (4.40%) Unix
5 46 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 44 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (1.37%) Embedded Linux
9 18 (1.03%) Windows 7
10 10 (0.57%) Android
11 6 (0.34%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.34%) Windows Vista
12 5 (0.29%) CentOS
12 5 (0.29%) Windows 10
13 4 (0.23%) AIX
13 4 (0.23%) Solaris
13 4 (0.23%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.17%) Windows CE
15 2 (0.11%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 414 (23.67%) Agile Software Development
2 270 (15.44%) Project Management
3 228 (13.04%) Software Engineering
4 213 (12.18%) ITIL
5 158 (9.03%) SDLC
6 155 (8.86%) Analytics
7 132 (7.55%) Scrum
8 131 (7.49%) Continuous Integration
9 130 (7.43%) Test Scripting
10 116 (6.63%) Business Analysis
10 116 (6.63%) Data Validation
11 111 (6.35%) User Acceptance Testing
12 109 (6.23%) Service Delivery
12 109 (6.23%) Stakeholder Management
13 108 (6.17%) CRM
14 100 (5.72%) Software Testing
15 93 (5.32%) SOA
16 84 (4.80%) Presales
17 83 (4.75%) Data Analysis
17 83 (4.75%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 376 (21.50%) SQL
2 230 (13.15%) C++
3 218 (12.46%) C
4 211 (12.06%) Java
5 163 (9.32%) Python
6 136 (7.78%) JavaScript
7 128 (7.32%) C#
8 69 (3.95%) Perl
9 67 (3.83%) Embedded C
10 57 (3.26%) PHP
11 46 (2.63%) MATLAB
12 43 (2.46%) R
13 42 (2.40%) PL/SQL
14 35 (2.00%) VBA
15 32 (1.83%) T-SQL
16 31 (1.77%) VB
17 28 (1.60%) Embedded C++
18 27 (1.54%) Ruby
19 23 (1.32%) ABAP
19 23 (1.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 391 (22.36%) Degree
2 165 (9.43%) Security Cleared
3 99 (5.66%) DV Cleared
4 82 (4.69%) SC Cleared
5 65 (3.72%) ITIL Certification
6 63 (3.60%) ISEB
7 61 (3.49%) Cisco Certification
8 42 (2.40%) CCNP
9 39 (2.23%) ISTQB
10 35 (2.00%) PhD
11 32 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
12 28 (1.60%) CISSP
12 28 (1.60%) MCSE
13 23 (1.32%) CCIE
14 19 (1.09%) CCNA
14 19 (1.09%) MCITP
14 19 (1.09%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
14 19 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 18 (1.03%) HNC
15 18 (1.03%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 178 (10.18%) QA
2 128 (7.32%) SLA
3 56 (3.20%) Data Quality
4 25 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (1.03%) EMIR
5 18 (1.03%) MiFID
5 18 (1.03%) PCI DSS
6 17 (0.97%) ISO 9001
7 14 (0.80%) GAMP
7 14 (0.80%) ISO13485
8 12 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 10 (0.57%) Dodd-Frank
9 10 (0.57%) IEC 61508
9 10 (0.57%) MISRA
10 6 (0.34%) CRD IV
11 4 (0.23%) GDPR
12 3 (0.17%) ECSS
12 3 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 3 (0.17%) ISO26262
12 3 (0.17%) PMBOK
System Software
1 128 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 110 (6.29%) Active Directory
3 74 (4.23%) Hyper-V
4 61 (3.49%) Firmware
5 52 (2.97%) vSphere
6 22 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
7 21 (1.20%) vCloud
8 19 (1.09%) Terminal Services
8 19 (1.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 15 (0.86%) XenApp
10 7 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
11 6 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.23%) KVM
12 4 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.23%) VMware ESX
12 4 (0.23%) Xen
13 3 (0.17%) Apache Flume
13 3 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (0.17%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.11%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 29 (1.66%) HP Quality Center
2 21 (1.20%) SCOM
3 20 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (1.09%) Puppet
4 19 (1.09%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 17 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
6 15 (0.86%) EdgeSight
7 13 (0.74%) SCCM
8 9 (0.51%) Endace
9 8 (0.46%) Ansible
9 8 (0.46%) BladeLogic
10 6 (0.34%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
11 5 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
11 5 (0.29%) Nagios
11 5 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 4 (0.23%) ZABBIX
13 3 (0.17%) Cisco UCCE
13 3 (0.17%) ServiceCenter
14 2 (0.11%) Oracle ZFS
14 2 (0.11%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 297 (16.98%) Microsoft
2 155 (8.86%) Oracle
3 133 (7.60%) VMware
4 121 (6.92%) Cisco
5 72 (4.12%) Juniper
6 62 (3.54%) HP
6 62 (3.54%) SAP
7 61 (3.49%) Salesforce.com
8 43 (2.46%) IBM
9 27 (1.54%) Red Hat
10 23 (1.32%) Citrix
11 21 (1.20%) Google
12 20 (1.14%) Veritas
13 18 (1.03%) Atlassian
13 18 (1.03%) hybris
14 17 (0.97%) Symantec
15 16 (0.91%) Cognos
15 16 (0.91%) EMC
16 15 (0.86%) Cognizant
16 15 (0.86%) F5
London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Competitive Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Networkers
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Reed Technology
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Competitive Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Searchability
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £35000.00 to £45000.00 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Networkers
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 to 60,000
Posted: 19 hours ago
Central London / West End
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
VIQU
Salary: £65k - 80k per year + car
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £51000 per annum + Additional benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
Marks Sattin
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
BGL Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: Up to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
ISL
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Imperative People
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Car + pension + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
DCV Technologies
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum amazing benefits packages
Posted: Yesterday
Lewes, East Sussex
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
The National Trust
Salary: £38,000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
City, London
JM
Salary: £55000 - £95000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
GBL Global
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum - plus benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Brighouse, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £78,000 per annum + 15% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol, Avon
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + strong benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
I3
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago