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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 303 260 252
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -8
Permanent jobs citing Validation 1085 1105 1315
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.89% 1.00% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 1.26% 1.37%
Number of salaries quoted 795 738 964
Average salary £42,750 £43,250 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.15% +2.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
97509 87535 96223
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.37% 78.84% 76.56%
Number of salaries quoted 78334 71800 81781
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -41 1035 £42,500 -1.16% 185
London -23 375 £50,000 -9.09% 56
South East -37 256 £45,000 - 30
East of England -6 128 £37,500 +1.35% 17
City of London +2 80 £49,000 -21.60% 22
South West 0 65 £41,250 +3.12% 26
Berkshire -32 65 £47,000 +4.44% 6
East Midlands -11 62 £35,000 -6.04% 13
Surrey -13 51 £37,500 -31.81% 10
Yorkshire -31 49 £40,000 +14.28% 11
Hampshire -16 48 £45,000 +4.65% 7
West Midlands -2 43 £42,000 +5.00% 8
North West -18 43 £39,500 +31.66% 19
Cambridgeshire +23 40 £35,000 -28.20% 9
Bedfordshire +21 39 £37,500 -11.76% 2
Hounslow +11 36 £43,500 +24.28% 2
Hertfordshire -28 36 £37,500 +7.14% 3
Buckinghamshire +15 35 £50,000 +17.64% 1
West Yorkshire -4 35 £40,000 +33.33% 10
Luton +27 33 £37,500 +7.14%
Cambridge +19 30 £35,000 -36.36% 7
Leeds -4 26 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Nottingham -5 26 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Nottinghamshire -11 26 £37,500 +7.14% 5
Reading -10 24 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Watford +1 21 £40,000 -23.80% 1
Bristol +5 19 £41,250 -13.15% 9
Manchester -5 18 £39,500 +75.55% 2
Bracknell +7 17 £45,000 +30.43% 1
Scotland -3 16 £65,000 +56.62% 5

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 622 (30.78%) Degree
2 529 (26.18%) SQL
3 461 (22.81%) Finance
4 340 (16.82%) Oracle
5 326 (16.13%) Microsoft
6 289 (14.30%) Project Management
7 282 (13.95%) SQL Server
8 239 (11.83%) Java
8 239 (11.83%) Windows
9 229 (11.33%) QA
10 223 (11.03%) MS Excel
11 218 (10.79%) Linux
11 218 (10.79%) Data Validation
12 207 (10.24%) Software Engineering
13 196 (9.70%) UNIX
14 190 (9.40%) Business Intelligence
15 189 (9.35%) HTML
16 185 (9.15%) C
17 179 (8.86%) Data Modelling
18 172 (8.51%) C++
19 159 (7.87%) ETL
20 158 (7.82%) JavaScript
20 158 (7.82%) Agile Software Development
21 157 (7.77%) .NET
21 157 (7.77%) Continuous Improvement
22 150 (7.42%) XML
22 150 (7.42%) Computer Science
23 149 (7.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 149 (7.37%) Change Management
24 145 (7.17%) C#

Validation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 87 (4.30%) SAS
2 61 (3.02%) SharePoint
3 44 (2.18%) CMS
4 41 (2.03%) Tomcat
5 37 (1.83%) WebSphere
6 36 (1.78%) WebLogic
7 31 (1.53%) Documentum
8 29 (1.43%) Apache
9 24 (1.19%) NetWeaver
10 22 (1.09%) Oracle Workflow
11 19 (0.94%) SharePoint Server
12 18 (0.89%) MS Exchange
13 17 (0.84%) CICS
13 17 (0.84%) Confluence
13 17 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
14 14 (0.69%) IIS
15 13 (0.64%) LiveLink
15 13 (0.64%) FileNet
16 10 (0.49%) Node.js
17 9 (0.45%) GlassFish
Applications
1 223 (11.03%) MS Excel
2 122 (6.04%) MS Office
3 37 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 32 (1.58%) Simulink
5 24 (1.19%) MS Project
5 24 (1.19%) MS Visio
6 23 (1.14%) SPSS
7 11 (0.54%) Photoshop
8 9 (0.45%) OmniGraffle
9 7 (0.35%) Doxygen
9 7 (0.35%) Stata
10 4 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
11 3 (0.15%) S-PLUS
12 2 (0.099%) Pro/ENGINEER
13 1 (0.049%) Windchill
13 1 (0.049%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 48 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
3 18 (0.89%) SAP MDM
4 17 (0.84%) Oracle General Ledger
4 17 (0.84%) Oracle Payables
4 17 (0.84%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 13 (0.64%) SAP Bank Analyzer
5 13 (0.64%) HFM
5 13 (0.64%) SiteCatalyst
6 12 (0.59%) TrackWise
7 10 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 9 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
8 9 (0.45%) Oracle Cash Management
9 8 (0.40%) Hyperion Planning
9 8 (0.40%) Summit
10 7 (0.35%) BPCS
11 6 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
11 6 (0.30%) Oracle CRM
12 5 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
12 5 (0.25%) SunGard AvantGard
Cloud Services
1 17 (0.84%) Force.com
2 16 (0.79%) SaaS
3 5 (0.25%) LucidChart
4 2 (0.099%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.049%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.049%) PaaS
5 1 (0.049%) IaaS
5 1 (0.049%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 76 (3.76%) TCP/IP
2 65 (3.22%) Internet
3 42 (2.08%) Wireless
4 35 (1.73%) LAN
5 32 (1.58%) DNS
5 32 (1.58%) Firewall
6 29 (1.43%) HTTP
7 27 (1.34%) DHCP
8 24 (1.19%) Intranet
9 23 (1.14%) WAN
10 19 (0.94%) Network Security
11 18 (0.89%) NAS
11 18 (0.89%) 3G
11 18 (0.89%) SSL
11 18 (0.89%) FTP
12 17 (0.84%) SAN
13 15 (0.74%) LDAP
14 14 (0.69%) LTE
14 14 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
15 13 (0.64%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 282 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 149 (7.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 129 (6.38%) Relational Database
4 108 (5.34%) Data Warehouse
5 98 (4.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 84 (4.16%) RDBMS
7 68 (3.36%) Oracle Database
8 55 (2.72%) SQL Server 2008
9 53 (2.62%) MySQL
9 53 (2.62%) BusinessObjects
10 50 (2.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 47 (2.33%) Data Mining
12 43 (2.13%) Oracle BI EE
12 43 (2.13%) Big Data
13 42 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
13 42 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
14 41 (2.03%) Oracle Database 11g
15 39 (1.93%) SAP Data Services
16 33 (1.63%) OLAP
17 29 (1.43%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 65 (3.22%) Selenium
2 53 (2.62%) Visual Studio
3 40 (1.98%) ERwin
3 40 (1.98%) Subversion
4 39 (1.93%) Maven
5 37 (1.83%) Cucumber
6 31 (1.53%) JUnit
6 31 (1.53%) JIRA
7 29 (1.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 28 (1.39%) MSTest
9 25 (1.24%) SpecFlow
10 24 (1.19%) Git (software)
10 24 (1.19%) QuickTest Pro
11 22 (1.09%) Rational DOORS
12 21 (1.04%) Eclipse
13 20 (0.99%) FitNesse
14 19 (0.94%) Toad
15 17 (0.84%) Jenkins
16 15 (0.74%) WebDriver
17 14 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 461 (22.81%) Finance
2 124 (6.14%) Banking
3 122 (6.04%) Telecoms
4 105 (5.20%) Marketing
5 100 (4.95%) Retail
6 81 (4.01%) Electronics
7 80 (3.96%) Pharmaceutical
8 75 (3.71%) Manufacturing
9 43 (2.13%) Legal
10 36 (1.78%) Automotive
11 32 (1.58%) Advertising
11 32 (1.58%) Publishing
12 27 (1.34%) German Language
12 27 (1.34%) Billing
12 27 (1.34%) Military
13 25 (1.24%) Investment Banking
13 25 (1.24%) Aerospace
14 20 (0.99%) French Language
15 18 (0.89%) General Ledger
16 17 (0.84%) Law
Job Titles
1 441 (21.82%) Analyst
2 328 (16.23%) Developer
3 204 (10.09%) Business Analyst
4 157 (7.77%) Software Engineer
5 146 (7.22%) Architect
6 145 (7.17%) Consultant
7 79 (3.91%) Senior Developer
8 72 (3.56%) Java Developer
9 69 (3.41%) Systems Engineer
10 63 (3.12%) Designer
11 62 (3.07%) Test Engineer
12 55 (2.72%) Senior Analyst
13 53 (2.62%) Solutions Architect
14 46 (2.28%) Data Analyst
15 45 (2.23%) Support Engineer
16 44 (2.18%) Project Manager
17 43 (2.13%) Software Developer
17 43 (2.13%) Systems Analyst
18 40 (1.98%) Test Analyst
19 39 (1.93%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 189 (9.35%) HTML
2 157 (7.77%) .NET
3 150 (7.42%) XML
4 141 (6.98%) CSS
5 94 (4.65%) Ajax
6 83 (4.11%) Web Services
7 80 (3.96%) jQuery
8 65 (3.22%) ASP.NET
8 65 (3.22%) HTML5
9 60 (2.97%) J2EE
9 60 (2.97%) Spring
10 54 (2.67%) CSS3
11 53 (2.62%) Middleware
11 53 (2.62%) JSP
12 47 (2.33%) WCF
12 47 (2.33%) Swing
13 42 (2.08%) SOAP
14 39 (1.93%) .NET Framework
15 35 (1.73%) LINQ
16 34 (1.68%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 150 (7.42%) Computer Science
2 144 (7.13%) Management Information System
3 71 (3.51%) Statistics
3 71 (3.51%) Mathematics
4 44 (2.18%) iPad
5 41 (2.03%) Open Source
6 36 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
7 33 (1.63%) Firmware
8 28 (1.39%) Data Integration
8 28 (1.39%) Social Media
9 23 (1.14%) Visualisation
9 23 (1.14%) Reference Data
10 22 (1.09%) Replication
11 21 (1.04%) Derivative
11 21 (1.04%) NHS
11 21 (1.04%) Mainframe
11 21 (1.04%) Mobile App
12 19 (0.94%) Hedge funds
13 18 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 18 (0.89%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 239 (11.83%) Windows
2 218 (10.79%) Linux
3 196 (9.70%) UNIX
4 46 (2.28%) Solaris
5 41 (2.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 39 (1.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 28 (1.39%) Windows XP
8 18 (0.89%) Windows 7
9 17 (0.84%) zOS
10 15 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (0.59%) Apple iOS
11 12 (0.59%) Android
12 9 (0.45%) HPUX
13 8 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
13 8 (0.40%) SUSE
13 8 (0.40%) Debian
13 8 (0.40%) Windows 2000
14 7 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (0.30%) AIX
16 5 (0.25%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 289 (14.30%) Project Management
2 218 (10.79%) Data Validation
3 207 (10.24%) Software Engineering
4 190 (9.40%) Business Intelligence
5 179 (8.86%) Data Modelling
6 159 (7.87%) ETL
7 158 (7.82%) Agile Software Development
8 157 (7.77%) Continuous Improvement
9 149 (7.37%) Change Management
10 143 (7.08%) ITIL
11 141 (6.98%) Migration
12 137 (6.78%) Business Analysis
13 130 (6.43%) CRM
14 127 (6.28%) Data Management
15 124 (6.14%) Workflow
16 113 (5.59%) User Acceptance Testing
16 113 (5.59%) Data Migration
17 112 (5.54%) Test Scripting
18 109 (5.39%) Analytics
19 105 (5.20%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 529 (26.18%) SQL
2 239 (11.83%) Java
3 185 (9.15%) C
4 172 (8.51%) C++
5 158 (7.82%) JavaScript
6 145 (7.17%) C#
7 99 (4.90%) T-SQL
8 94 (4.65%) PL/SQL
9 73 (3.61%) Python
10 71 (3.51%) Perl
11 64 (3.17%) MATLAB
12 61 (3.02%) PHP
13 55 (2.72%) VBA
14 32 (1.58%) VB
15 28 (1.39%) Shell Script
16 26 (1.29%) Apex Code
17 21 (1.04%) PHP5
17 21 (1.04%) R
18 19 (0.94%) Embedded C
19 18 (0.89%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 622 (30.78%) Degree
2 103 (5.10%) Security Cleared
3 81 (4.01%) ISEB
4 66 (3.27%) ISTQB
5 51 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 47 (2.33%) SC Cleared
7 34 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
8 24 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
9 22 (1.09%) CCNA
10 20 (0.99%) DV Cleared
11 18 (0.89%) MCSA
12 17 (0.84%) MCSE
12 17 (0.84%) HND
12 17 (0.84%) MBA
13 14 (0.69%) CCNP
14 12 (0.59%) ISEB Practitioner
15 10 (0.49%) PhD
15 10 (0.49%) CISSP
16 9 (0.45%) MCDBA
16 9 (0.45%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 229 (11.33%) QA
2 61 (3.02%) ISO 9001
3 50 (2.47%) SLA
4 28 (1.39%) Data Quality
5 24 (1.19%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 16 (0.79%) GCP
7 13 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 12 (0.59%) GMP
9 11 (0.54%) GAMP
9 11 (0.54%) PCI DSS
10 8 (0.40%) DO-178B
10 8 (0.40%) GxP
11 7 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 6 (0.30%) EMIR
12 6 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
12 6 (0.30%) DO-254
13 5 (0.25%) BS25999
14 4 (0.20%) CDISC
14 4 (0.20%) WAI
15 3 (0.15%) COBIT
System Software
1 44 (2.18%) Active Directory
2 33 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (0.84%) Oracle RAC
3 17 (0.84%) RACF
4 13 (0.64%) Hyper-V
5 11 (0.54%) Oracle RMAN
6 8 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.30%) VMware ESX
7 6 (0.30%) Terminal Server
8 5 (0.25%) Squid
8 5 (0.25%) Corosync
9 4 (0.20%) Cygwin
9 4 (0.20%) vSphere
9 4 (0.20%) NFS
10 3 (0.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 3 (0.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (0.099%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.099%) Sendmail
11 2 (0.099%) Xen
12 1 (0.049%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 17 (0.84%) SCCM
2 11 (0.54%) Data Guard
3 10 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (0.40%) Oracle Statspack
5 7 (0.35%) Tivoli
5 7 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.25%) Puppet
7 4 (0.20%) SCDPM
7 4 (0.20%) CA LISA
7 4 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (0.15%) SCOM
9 2 (0.099%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (0.099%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 2 (0.099%) WebInspect
10 1 (0.049%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 1 (0.049%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.049%) OpenView
10 1 (0.049%) MOM
Vendors
1 340 (16.82%) Oracle
2 326 (16.13%) Microsoft
3 127 (6.28%) SAP
4 78 (3.86%) Business Objects
5 52 (2.57%) VMware
6 50 (2.47%) IBM
7 49 (2.42%) Informatica
8 47 (2.33%) Cisco
9 46 (2.28%) Salesforce.com
10 38 (1.88%) HP
11 33 (1.63%) Sun
12 29 (1.43%) Citrix
13 27 (1.34%) JBoss
14 26 (1.29%) Cognos
15 23 (1.14%) Siebel
15 23 (1.14%) EMC
16 20 (0.99%) Teradata
16 20 (0.99%) CheckPoint
16 20 (0.99%) Juniper
17 18 (0.89%) Cognizant
Berkshire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £60000 to £65000 per annum - Pension, Medical and Life Assurance
Posted: 3 hours ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Up to 8% bonus, Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Hounslow, Middlesex
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Up to 8% bonus, Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Sogeti
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Sogeti
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Connectus
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
FT Select
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum plus car and bens
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
FT Select
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum plus car and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £43000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits+ £20k Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Tring, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Opal Tree Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £34000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Lancashire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £34000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £43000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits+ £20k Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Staffworx Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £70,000 per annum excellent salary + training
Posted: Yesterday
Chelmsford, Essex
Yoh Company
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-45,000
Posted: 2 days ago