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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 302 284 282
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -2
Permanent jobs citing Validation 1032 1138 1072
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.93% 0.98% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 1.18% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 692 841 762
Average salary £45,000 £46,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.17% +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £69,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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
94518 96399 86950
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 85.17% 82.80% 81.73%
Number of salaries quoted 77981 76960 71128
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -15 955 £45,000 -5.26% 194
London -30 356 £50,000 -3.84% 57
South East -11 215 £45,000 -10.00% 43
South West +17 97 £37,500 -11.76% 34
West Midlands +25 80 £43,250 +15.33% 12
Berkshire +34 73 £55,000 -0.90% 5
City of London +6 71 £50,000 -0.49% 13
North West -22 58 £52,500 +45.83% 14
Hampshire +34 53 £44,000 -12.00% 8
Buckinghamshire +2 50 £40,000 -27.27% 6
East of England -39 50 £44,000 +1.14% 17
Yorkshire +12 47 £45,000 +16.88% 7
East Midlands +17 45 £40,000 - 5
West Yorkshire +16 40 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Milton Keynes +1 31 £45,000 - 1
Leeds +20 29 £45,000 -0.55% 1
Bristol -19 28 £37,500 -28.57% 8
Nottingham +4 26 £57,500 +101.75% 2
Hertfordshire -1 26 £43,000 +22.85% 8
South Wales -2 26 £35,000 +20.15% 2
Nottinghamshire -5 26 £57,500 +101.75% 2
Wales -9 26 £35,000 -9.67% 4
Manchester -6 25 £75,000 +112.76% 8
Reading -6 25 £48,000 -20.00% 2
Cheshire -11 24 £37,500 +7.14% 3
Birmingham +16 23 £51,500 +28.75% 3
Wiltshire +25 22 £35,000 +12.90% 14
Gloucestershire -3 21 £53,500 +25.88% 2
Scotland -6 20 £57,500 +76.92% 7
Surrey -32 18 £50,000 -9.09% 8

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 566 (26.79%) Finance
2 504 (23.85%) SQL
3 477 (22.57%) Degree
4 393 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
5 351 (16.61%) Analytical Skills
6 327 (15.48%) Microsoft
7 321 (15.19%) Oracle
8 311 (14.72%) QA
9 308 (14.58%) Project Management
10 281 (13.30%) Java
11 272 (12.87%) SQL Server
12 255 (12.07%) Windows
13 249 (11.78%) ITIL
14 238 (11.26%) MS Excel
15 211 (9.99%) Data Validation
16 210 (9.94%) C
17 209 (9.89%) Linux
18 207 (9.80%) Management Information System
19 197 (9.32%) Software Engineering
20 188 (8.90%) Retail
21 186 (8.80%) Security Cleared
22 185 (8.76%) Data Modelling
23 181 (8.57%) Data Warehouse
23 181 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
24 177 (8.38%) Migration
25 174 (8.23%) Banking
26 169 (8.00%) Data Management
27 168 (7.95%) SDLC
28 167 (7.90%) C++
29 162 (7.67%) Business Analysis

Validation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 59 (2.79%) SAS
2 58 (2.74%) Tomcat
2 58 (2.74%) SharePoint
3 44 (2.08%) Apache
4 38 (1.80%) WebSphere
5 37 (1.75%) IIS
6 35 (1.66%) JBoss
7 27 (1.28%) WebLogic
8 17 (0.80%) CMS
9 16 (0.76%) GlassFish
9 16 (0.76%) Mule
10 14 (0.66%) Confluence
11 13 (0.62%) OpenStack
12 12 (0.57%) NetWeaver
13 11 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
13 11 (0.52%) Mule ESB
14 10 (0.47%) Node.js
14 10 (0.47%) MS Exchange
14 10 (0.47%) CICS
15 7 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 238 (11.26%) MS Excel
2 98 (4.64%) MS Office
3 57 (2.70%) MS Visio
4 46 (2.18%) MS PowerPoint
5 42 (1.99%) Spreadsheet
6 30 (1.42%) MS Project
7 25 (1.18%) SPSS
8 15 (0.71%) FastStats
9 14 (0.66%) Simulink
10 8 (0.38%) PowerPivot
11 5 (0.24%) Photoshop
11 5 (0.24%) CPLEX
12 4 (0.19%) Stateflow
12 4 (0.19%) Open Workbench
13 3 (0.14%) Fireworks
13 3 (0.14%) SOLIDWORKS
13 3 (0.14%) Stata
13 3 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
14 2 (0.095%) InDesign
15 1 (0.047%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 25 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
2 22 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (1.04%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 21 (0.99%) Remedy ITSM
4 17 (0.80%) Northgate Housing
5 15 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
6 13 (0.62%) SAP ERP
7 9 (0.43%) Summit
7 9 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
7 9 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
8 8 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
8 8 (0.38%) Oracle Receivables
9 7 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 7 (0.33%) Misys Midas
10 6 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
10 6 (0.28%) Remedy AR System
10 6 (0.28%) SAP CRM
10 6 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
10 6 (0.28%) Oracle Assets
11 5 (0.24%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 23 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
2 22 (1.04%) SaaS
3 17 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (0.57%) Force.com
5 8 (0.38%) Google Analytics
6 7 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (0.19%) Adobe Analytics
8 3 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (0.14%) Boomi
8 3 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.14%) IBM Blueworks
9 2 (0.095%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.095%) PaaS
9 2 (0.095%) Office 365
9 2 (0.095%) IaaS
10 1 (0.047%) MailChimp
10 1 (0.047%) Veeva
10 1 (0.047%) Firebase
10 1 (0.047%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 94 (4.45%) TCP/IP
2 63 (2.98%) LAN
3 62 (2.93%) Internet
4 61 (2.89%) WAN
5 53 (2.51%) Firewall
6 49 (2.32%) DNS
7 47 (2.22%) MPLS
8 45 (2.13%) BGP
9 41 (1.94%) VPN
10 39 (1.85%) VoIP
11 35 (1.66%) OSPF
12 34 (1.61%) Ethernet
13 30 (1.42%) 3G
13 30 (1.42%) Cisco ASA
14 29 (1.37%) SAN
15 26 (1.23%) SNMP
16 25 (1.18%) DHCP
16 25 (1.18%) RTP
17 24 (1.14%) Wireless
17 24 (1.14%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 272 (12.87%) SQL Server
2 181 (8.57%) Data Warehouse
3 109 (5.16%) Relational Database
4 78 (3.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 73 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 69 (3.27%) Oracle Database
7 61 (2.89%) Data Mining
8 54 (2.56%) DB2
9 49 (2.32%) QlikView
10 46 (2.18%) SQL Server 2008
11 45 (2.13%) MySQL
12 42 (1.99%) BusinessObjects
13 38 (1.80%) Big Data
14 37 (1.75%) RDBMS
15 35 (1.66%) Oracle Database 11g
16 33 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
17 32 (1.51%) Oracle Reports
18 29 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
18 29 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 25 (1.18%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 78 (3.69%) Selenium
2 68 (3.22%) JIRA
3 63 (2.98%) Visual Studio
4 48 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 47 (2.22%) Subversion
6 44 (2.08%) Git (software)
7 42 (1.99%) Rational DOORS
7 42 (1.99%) Maven
8 40 (1.89%) Eclipse
9 33 (1.56%) HP UFT
10 29 (1.37%) MSI
11 28 (1.33%) Cucumber
12 26 (1.23%) Jenkins
13 25 (1.18%) LoadRunner
14 21 (0.99%) Oracle Forms
15 20 (0.95%) Ant
16 18 (0.85%) JUnit
17 17 (0.80%) ERwin
17 17 (0.80%) Talend Open Studio
18 15 (0.71%) NetBeans
General
1 566 (26.79%) Finance
2 188 (8.90%) Retail
3 174 (8.23%) Banking
4 133 (6.29%) Telecoms
5 119 (5.63%) Manufacturing
6 109 (5.16%) Marketing
7 92 (4.35%) Electronics
8 73 (3.45%) Military
9 64 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
10 57 (2.70%) Back Office
11 54 (2.56%) Legal
11 54 (2.56%) Automotive
12 44 (2.08%) Front Office
13 35 (1.66%) Aerospace
14 30 (1.42%) Retail Banking
15 27 (1.28%) Billing
16 23 (1.09%) Investment Banking
16 23 (1.09%) Financial Institution
16 23 (1.09%) Advertising
17 17 (0.80%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 525 (24.85%) Analyst
2 295 (13.96%) Developer
3 170 (8.05%) Business Analyst
4 114 (5.40%) Architect
5 111 (5.25%) Data Analyst
6 108 (5.11%) Consultant
7 89 (4.21%) Java Developer
8 87 (4.12%) Software Engineer
9 83 (3.93%) Systems Engineer
10 79 (3.74%) Senior Analyst
11 66 (3.12%) Test Manager
11 66 (3.12%) Test Analyst
12 60 (2.84%) Test Engineer
13 52 (2.46%) Data Manager
14 50 (2.37%) Software Developer
15 47 (2.22%) Project Manager
16 41 (1.94%) Support Analyst
16 41 (1.94%) Design Engineer
16 41 (1.94%) Electronics Engineer
17 40 (1.89%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (6.34%) HTML
2 121 (5.73%) XML
3 117 (5.54%) .NET
4 106 (5.02%) Web Services
5 98 (4.64%) CSS
6 79 (3.74%) Spring
7 75 (3.55%) J2EE
8 65 (3.08%) HTML5
9 57 (2.70%) jQuery
10 49 (2.32%) CSS3
11 46 (2.18%) Ajax
12 44 (2.08%) JSON
13 39 (1.85%) REST
14 35 (1.66%) Middleware
15 34 (1.61%) Struts
16 32 (1.51%) ASP.NET
16 32 (1.51%) Visualforce
16 32 (1.51%) AngularJS
17 29 (1.37%) SOAP
18 25 (1.18%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 351 (16.61%) Analytical Skills
2 207 (9.80%) Management Information System
3 126 (5.96%) Computer Science
4 79 (3.74%) Mathematics
5 71 (3.36%) Statistics
6 70 (3.31%) Data Centre
7 57 (2.70%) Data Integration
8 49 (2.32%) User Experience
9 44 (2.08%) Reference Data
10 37 (1.75%) Visualisation
11 36 (1.70%) Derivative
11 36 (1.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 35 (1.66%) Algorithms
13 32 (1.51%) CMDB
14 31 (1.47%) GIS
15 30 (1.42%) Replication
16 28 (1.33%) Embedded Systems
17 25 (1.18%) Physics
18 23 (1.09%) Taxonomies
18 23 (1.09%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 255 (12.07%) Windows
2 209 (9.89%) Linux
3 135 (6.39%) UNIX
4 78 (3.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 58 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 44 (2.08%) Solaris
7 43 (2.04%) Windows 7
8 34 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 23 (1.09%) Android
10 22 (1.04%) Windows XP
11 21 (0.99%) Windows 8
12 20 (0.95%) Apple iOS
13 19 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 18 (0.85%) Windows Vista
15 15 (0.71%) zOS
16 11 (0.52%) VxWorks
17 9 (0.43%) Windows CE
18 7 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
19 4 (0.19%) Debian
19 4 (0.19%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 393 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
2 308 (14.58%) Project Management
3 249 (11.78%) ITIL
4 211 (9.99%) Data Validation
5 197 (9.32%) Software Engineering
6 185 (8.76%) Data Modelling
7 181 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
8 177 (8.38%) Migration
9 169 (8.00%) Data Management
10 168 (7.95%) SDLC
11 162 (7.67%) Business Analysis
12 151 (7.15%) ETL
13 141 (6.67%) Analytics
14 138 (6.53%) OO
15 129 (6.11%) Stakeholder Management
16 128 (6.06%) Change Management
17 123 (5.82%) Data Analysis
18 118 (5.58%) Configuration Management
18 118 (5.58%) Test Scripting
19 115 (5.44%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 504 (23.85%) SQL
2 281 (13.30%) Java
3 210 (9.94%) C
4 167 (7.90%) C++
5 138 (6.53%) Python
6 120 (5.68%) C#
7 115 (5.44%) JavaScript
8 80 (3.79%) Perl
9 60 (2.84%) T-SQL
10 58 (2.74%) VBA
11 51 (2.41%) VB
12 45 (2.13%) PL/SQL
13 38 (1.80%) PHP
14 35 (1.66%) MATLAB
15 30 (1.42%) Apex Code
16 27 (1.28%) Ruby
17 26 (1.23%) PowerShell
18 25 (1.18%) Bash Shell
19 22 (1.04%) Shell Script
20 21 (0.99%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 477 (22.57%) Degree
2 186 (8.80%) Security Cleared
3 115 (5.44%) ISEB
4 98 (4.64%) SC Cleared
5 83 (3.93%) ISTQB
6 62 (2.93%) DV Cleared
7 47 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 47 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
8 32 (1.51%) PMI Certification
8 32 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
9 24 (1.14%) PMP
10 23 (1.09%) CCNP
11 22 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
12 21 (0.99%) CCNA
13 20 (0.95%) MCSE
14 17 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 16 (0.76%) IIBA
15 16 (0.76%) CCIE
15 16 (0.76%) CISSP
16 15 (0.71%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 311 (14.72%) QA
2 105 (4.97%) SLA
3 43 (2.04%) Data Quality
4 30 (1.42%) GMP
5 28 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 25 (1.18%) ISO 9001
7 19 (0.90%) COBIT
8 18 (0.85%) PCI DSS
9 14 (0.66%) ISO 14001
9 14 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 11 (0.52%) ISO 9000
10 11 (0.52%) DO-178B
11 9 (0.43%) EMIR
11 9 (0.43%) GAMP
12 8 (0.38%) MiFID
13 7 (0.33%) GCP
13 7 (0.33%) JSP 440
14 6 (0.28%) IEC 61508
14 6 (0.28%) WCAG
14 6 (0.28%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 84 (3.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 79 (3.74%) Active Directory
3 58 (2.74%) Firmware
4 18 (0.85%) vSphere
5 17 (0.80%) Hyper-V
6 13 (0.62%) vCloud
7 12 (0.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 12 (0.57%) Terminal Services
8 11 (0.52%) RACF
8 11 (0.52%) VMware ESX
9 10 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
11 8 (0.38%) XenApp
12 7 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
14 4 (0.19%) XenDesktop
15 3 (0.14%) VirtualBox
15 3 (0.14%) Xen
16 2 (0.095%) ISA Server
16 2 (0.095%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 46 (2.18%) HP Quality Center
2 43 (2.04%) SCCM
3 27 (1.28%) BladeLogic
4 17 (0.80%) Puppet
5 15 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (0.62%) Ansible
7 12 (0.57%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 12 (0.57%) Tivoli
8 11 (0.52%) zSecure
9 10 (0.47%) Unicenter
9 10 (0.47%) Nagios
10 7 (0.33%) FortiGate
10 7 (0.33%) Cobbler
11 6 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 5 (0.24%) Control-M
12 5 (0.24%) Oracle EDQ
13 4 (0.19%) Nmap
14 3 (0.14%) WMI
14 3 (0.14%) BMC Marimba
14 3 (0.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 327 (15.48%) Microsoft
2 321 (15.19%) Oracle
3 107 (5.06%) Cisco
4 103 (4.87%) SAP
5 100 (4.73%) VMware
6 78 (3.69%) HP
7 67 (3.17%) Juniper
8 64 (3.03%) IBM
9 54 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
10 49 (2.32%) Informatica
11 47 (2.22%) EMC
12 36 (1.70%) Tableau
13 35 (1.66%) BMC
14 33 (1.56%) Citrix
15 29 (1.37%) Sybase
16 25 (1.18%) Remedy
17 24 (1.14%) Computacenter
17 24 (1.14%) hybris
18 23 (1.09%) Capita
18 23 (1.09%) Red Hat
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