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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 282 311 279
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -32
Permanent jobs citing Validation 1087 949 1055
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.02% 0.90% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 1.09% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 724 678 755
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,150 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.61% -2.35%

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
88688 86784 85798
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.86% 82.37% 80.06%
Number of salaries quoted 72364 68812 71587
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +10 988 £48,000 +6.66% 210
London +54 377 £52,500 +5.00% 72
South East -17 246 £50,000 +11.11% 50
Berkshire +39 112 £50,000 +6.38% 8
City of London +31 96 £50,000 +17.64% 17
South West +9 94 £43,000 +1.17% 19
East of England -22 69 £48,750 +21.87% 20
North West -3 54 £40,000 +33.33% 18
West Midlands +6 52 £43,000 +7.50% 15
Reading +22 51 £52,500 -4.54% 2
Hampshire -9 50 £46,500 +3.33% 10
Bristol +14 48 £46,000 +15.00% 6
Scotland +37 44 £38,750 -21.71% 4
Yorkshire -2 43 £37,500 - 6
East Midlands +4 39 £37,500 - 6
Surrey -7 31 £57,500 +32.94% 9
West Yorkshire -7 27 £38,000 -5.00% 2
Gloucestershire +15 24 £40,500 -14.73% 2
Cambridgeshire -5 24 £52,500 +31.25% 6
Maidenhead +9 22 £60,000 +59.72% 2
Hertfordshire -5 22 £42,500 -5.55% 4
Glasgow +27 21 £32,900 -45.16%
Manchester +13 21 £42,500 -19.04% 4
Warwickshire +6 21 £42,000 +5.00% 4
Leeds -14 21 £38,000 -5.00% 1
Cambridge +1 19 £50,000 +53.84% 3
Nottinghamshire +5 18 £30,000 -20.00% 3
Nottingham +3 18 £30,000 -20.00% 2
Buckinghamshire -2 17 £57,500 +15.00% 10
Basingstoke +16 16 £46,500 +9.41% 2

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 625 (29.50%) Finance
2 601 (28.36%) SQL
3 589 (27.80%) Degree
4 457 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
5 319 (15.05%) SQL Server
6 317 (14.96%) Microsoft
7 297 (14.02%) Project Management
8 296 (13.97%) Oracle
9 285 (13.45%) Analytical Skills
10 281 (13.26%) Windows
11 232 (10.95%) Software Engineering
12 228 (10.76%) Java
13 223 (10.52%) HTML
14 212 (10.00%) QA
15 210 (9.91%) C#
15 210 (9.91%) ITIL
16 200 (9.44%) Business Intelligence
17 198 (9.34%) Linux
18 197 (9.30%) MS Excel
19 196 (9.25%) JavaScript
20 192 (9.06%) Security Cleared
21 188 (8.87%) Telecoms
22 186 (8.78%) C
23 185 (8.73%) UNIX
24 183 (8.64%) Data Validation
25 181 (8.54%) C++
26 179 (8.45%) CSS
27 171 (8.07%) .NET
28 156 (7.36%) Computer Science
29 155 (7.31%) Workflow

Validation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 77 (3.63%) SharePoint
2 35 (1.65%) CMS
3 34 (1.60%) Oracle Workflow
4 33 (1.56%) IIS
5 29 (1.37%) Tomcat
5 29 (1.37%) SAS
6 22 (1.04%) Oracle Service Bus
7 19 (0.90%) Sitecore CMS
8 18 (0.85%) Confluence
9 15 (0.71%) PowerExchange
10 13 (0.61%) MS Exchange
11 12 (0.57%) WebLogic
11 12 (0.57%) WebSphere
12 11 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
12 11 (0.52%) JBoss
13 10 (0.47%) Apache
14 8 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
15 6 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 6 (0.28%) Node.js
16 5 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 197 (9.30%) MS Excel
2 85 (4.01%) MS Office
3 31 (1.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (1.18%) MS Project
5 22 (1.04%) MS Visio
6 19 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
7 16 (0.76%) Simulink
7 16 (0.76%) InfoPath
8 13 (0.61%) Stateflow
9 12 (0.57%) Photoshop
10 9 (0.42%) SPSS
11 8 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
11 8 (0.38%) PowerPivot
12 6 (0.28%) Doxygen
13 5 (0.24%) TargetLink
14 4 (0.19%) LaTeX
14 4 (0.19%) Stata
14 4 (0.19%) Adobe Captivate
14 4 (0.19%) Fireworks
15 2 (0.094%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 42 (1.98%) Oracle EBS
2 35 (1.65%) Oracle Applications
3 26 (1.23%) Radian6
4 21 (0.99%) Oracle BPM
5 17 (0.80%) SAP CRM
6 16 (0.76%) Google Analytics
6 16 (0.76%) Oracle General Ledger
6 16 (0.76%) Oracle iProcurement
6 16 (0.76%) Oracle Payables
6 16 (0.76%) Oracle Receivables
7 14 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
8 11 (0.52%) Oracle Cash Management
8 11 (0.52%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 11 (0.52%) Oracle FAH
8 11 (0.52%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 9 (0.42%) Oracle Assets
9 9 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
9 9 (0.42%) Cognos TM1
9 9 (0.42%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 9 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 54 (2.55%) SaaS
2 35 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
3 24 (1.13%) Force.com
4 10 (0.47%) Office 365
5 7 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
6 3 (0.14%) IBM Blueworks
7 2 (0.094%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.094%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.047%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (0.047%) Trello
8 1 (0.047%) Heroku
8 1 (0.047%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (0.047%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 65 (3.07%) WAN
2 63 (2.97%) LAN
3 52 (2.45%) Internet
4 46 (2.17%) Wireless
5 45 (2.12%) Firewall
6 41 (1.93%) TCP/IP
7 38 (1.79%) VPN
7 38 (1.79%) DWDM
7 38 (1.79%) DSL
8 37 (1.75%) MPLS
9 32 (1.51%) Intranet
9 32 (1.51%) SAN
10 24 (1.13%) DNS
10 24 (1.13%) BGP
11 23 (1.09%) Broadband
12 22 (1.04%) SSL
12 22 (1.04%) 3G
13 18 (0.85%) Ethernet
14 16 (0.76%) HTTP
14 16 (0.76%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 319 (15.05%) SQL Server
2 142 (6.70%) Data Warehouse
3 110 (5.19%) Relational Database
4 99 (4.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 76 (3.59%) RDBMS
6 72 (3.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 59 (2.78%) MySQL
8 56 (2.64%) Oracle Database
9 50 (2.36%) Big Data
10 49 (2.31%) DB2
11 42 (1.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 41 (1.93%) Oracle Reports
13 37 (1.75%) Oracle BI EE
14 35 (1.65%) Oracle ODI
15 28 (1.32%) Data Mining
16 26 (1.23%) MS Access
17 24 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
18 21 (0.99%) Oracle Exadata
18 21 (0.99%) SQLPlus
19 20 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 115 (5.43%) Subversion
2 99 (4.67%) Visual Studio
3 94 (4.44%) Rational DOORS
4 89 (4.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 64 (3.02%) Git (software)
5 64 (3.02%) QuickTest Pro
6 60 (2.83%) Selenium
7 55 (2.60%) JIRA
8 54 (2.55%) NUnit
9 41 (1.93%) Rhino Mocks
10 39 (1.84%) Oracle Forms
11 35 (1.65%) LoadRunner
12 29 (1.37%) Maven
13 26 (1.23%) JUnit
14 25 (1.18%) Eclipse
15 21 (0.99%) Jenkins
16 20 (0.94%) LSMW
17 18 (0.85%) NetBeans
17 18 (0.85%) Toad
18 16 (0.76%) IntelliJ
General
1 625 (29.50%) Finance
2 188 (8.87%) Telecoms
3 143 (6.75%) Marketing
4 135 (6.37%) Manufacturing
5 125 (5.90%) Banking
6 112 (5.29%) Retail
7 71 (3.35%) Pharmaceutical
8 57 (2.69%) Electronics
8 57 (2.69%) Legal
9 51 (2.41%) Automotive
10 47 (2.22%) Billing
11 38 (1.79%) Games
12 35 (1.65%) Investment Banking
13 34 (1.60%) Front Office
14 33 (1.56%) Advertising
15 31 (1.46%) Aerospace
15 31 (1.46%) Military
16 20 (0.94%) Back Office
17 15 (0.71%) Financial Institution
18 12 (0.57%) German Language
Job Titles
1 396 (18.69%) Analyst
2 353 (16.66%) Developer
3 168 (7.93%) Architect
4 142 (6.70%) Test Engineer
5 129 (6.09%) Business Analyst
6 113 (5.33%) Consultant
7 101 (4.77%) Systems Engineer
8 90 (4.25%) Software Engineer
9 77 (3.63%) Test Analyst
10 65 (3.07%) Software Developer
11 62 (2.93%) Solutions Architect
12 60 (2.83%) Senior Developer
13 52 (2.45%) Project Manager
13 52 (2.45%) Data Analyst
14 49 (2.31%) Java Developer
14 49 (2.31%) Tester
15 48 (2.27%) Test Manager
15 48 (2.27%) Senior Analyst
16 44 (2.08%) Senior Test Engineer
17 43 (2.03%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 223 (10.52%) HTML
2 179 (8.45%) CSS
3 171 (8.07%) .NET
4 145 (6.84%) XML
5 106 (5.00%) Web Services
6 84 (3.96%) HTML5
7 64 (3.02%) ASP.NET
8 58 (2.74%) jQuery
9 57 (2.69%) CSS3
10 54 (2.55%) JSON
11 50 (2.36%) Ajax
12 46 (2.17%) SOAP
13 43 (2.03%) WCF
14 42 (1.98%) .NET Framework
15 41 (1.93%) Spring
16 29 (1.37%) JSP
17 26 (1.23%) STL
18 25 (1.18%) Struts
18 25 (1.18%) J2EE
18 25 (1.18%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 285 (13.45%) Analytical Skills
2 156 (7.36%) Computer Science
3 146 (6.89%) Management Information System
4 94 (4.44%) Mathematics
5 52 (2.45%) Life Science
6 51 (2.41%) User Experience
7 43 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
8 35 (1.65%) Client/Server
9 30 (1.42%) Mobile App
9 30 (1.42%) Embedded Systems
10 29 (1.37%) Algorithms
11 27 (1.27%) GIS
12 25 (1.18%) Replication
13 24 (1.13%) Open Source
14 22 (1.04%) Data Integration
15 21 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 20 (0.94%) Mainframe
16 20 (0.94%) Credit Risk
17 19 (0.90%) Clustering
17 19 (0.90%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 281 (13.26%) Windows
2 198 (9.34%) Linux
3 185 (8.73%) UNIX
4 38 (1.79%) Solaris
5 34 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (0.80%) Android
8 17 (0.80%) Windows XP
9 16 (0.76%) Windows 7
9 16 (0.76%) Apple iOS
10 13 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (0.47%) Windows NT
12 5 (0.24%) VxWorks
12 5 (0.24%) Debian
12 5 (0.24%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
12 5 (0.24%) Windows Phone
13 4 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (0.19%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 457 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
2 297 (14.02%) Project Management
3 232 (10.95%) Software Engineering
4 210 (9.91%) ITIL
5 200 (9.44%) Business Intelligence
6 183 (8.64%) Data Validation
7 155 (7.31%) Workflow
8 153 (7.22%) Data Modelling
9 152 (7.17%) Waterfall
10 148 (6.98%) Mentoring
11 136 (6.42%) Change Management
12 135 (6.37%) Migration
13 132 (6.23%) ETL
13 132 (6.23%) Continuous Improvement
14 129 (6.09%) Software Testing
15 122 (5.76%) Unit Testing
16 121 (5.71%) Test Strategy
16 121 (5.71%) Test Planning
17 120 (5.66%) Service Delivery
18 109 (5.14%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 601 (28.36%) SQL
2 228 (10.76%) Java
3 210 (9.91%) C#
4 196 (9.25%) JavaScript
5 186 (8.78%) C
6 181 (8.54%) C++
7 94 (4.44%) T-SQL
8 80 (3.78%) Python
9 78 (3.68%) PL/SQL
9 78 (3.68%) Perl
10 59 (2.78%) PHP
11 47 (2.22%) Shell Script
12 46 (2.17%) VBA
13 32 (1.51%) VB.NET
14 29 (1.37%) VBScript
15 28 (1.32%) Embedded C
16 27 (1.27%) VB
17 25 (1.18%) Bash Shell
18 24 (1.13%) ABAP
19 21 (0.99%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 589 (27.80%) Degree
2 192 (9.06%) Security Cleared
3 102 (4.81%) SC Cleared
4 99 (4.67%) ISTQB
5 83 (3.92%) DV Cleared
6 73 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 65 (3.07%) ISEB
8 58 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
9 42 (1.98%) CCNP
10 39 (1.84%) VCP4
11 36 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
12 25 (1.18%) PMI Certification
12 25 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
13 17 (0.80%) PMP
14 16 (0.76%) CCNA
15 14 (0.66%) SAP Certification
16 13 (0.61%) CISSP
16 13 (0.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 12 (0.57%) CCIP
18 11 (0.52%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 212 (10.00%) QA
2 79 (3.73%) ISO 9001
3 75 (3.54%) SLA
4 49 (2.31%) ISO 9000
5 46 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 24 (1.13%) Data Quality
7 19 (0.90%) ISO 14001
7 19 (0.90%) JSP 440
8 16 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 13 (0.61%) COBIT
9 13 (0.61%) GAMP
9 13 (0.61%) GMP
10 9 (0.42%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 9 (0.42%) DO-178B
11 8 (0.38%) DO-254
11 8 (0.38%) PCI DSS
12 6 (0.28%) IEC 61508
13 5 (0.24%) Basel III
13 5 (0.24%) EMIR
13 5 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 73 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 52 (2.45%) Firmware
3 45 (2.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (0.80%) vSphere
5 14 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
6 11 (0.52%) XenApp
6 11 (0.52%) VMware ESX
7 10 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
8 6 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
8 6 (0.28%) NFS
8 6 (0.28%) Hyper-V
8 6 (0.28%) KVM
8 6 (0.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 5 (0.24%) vCloud
10 4 (0.19%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.094%) RACF
13 1 (0.047%) Squid
13 1 (0.047%) XenServer
13 1 (0.047%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 100 (4.72%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (0.61%) SCCM
3 8 (0.38%) Puppet
4 7 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.28%) WMI
5 6 (0.28%) Data Guard
5 6 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 6 (0.28%) WSUS
6 5 (0.24%) BladeLogic
6 5 (0.24%) FortiGate
7 4 (0.19%) Cobbler
7 4 (0.19%) Ansible
7 4 (0.19%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 4 (0.19%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.19%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.19%) Nagios
8 3 (0.14%) SCOM
9 2 (0.094%) Unicenter
9 2 (0.094%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.094%) SCSM
Vendors
1 317 (14.96%) Microsoft
2 296 (13.97%) Oracle
3 125 (5.90%) SAP
4 99 (4.67%) Cisco
5 77 (3.63%) HP
5 77 (3.63%) Salesforce.com
6 69 (3.26%) Informatica
7 66 (3.11%) Business Objects
8 64 (3.02%) IBM
8 64 (3.02%) VMware
9 50 (2.36%) Siebel
10 37 (1.75%) Cognos
10 37 (1.75%) EMC
11 33 (1.56%) Juniper
12 26 (1.23%) Marketo
12 26 (1.23%) ExactTarget
13 25 (1.18%) Eloqua
14 22 (1.04%) Citrix
14 22 (1.04%) Avaya
14 22 (1.04%) Red Hat
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 Per Annum plus bens plus bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
FT Select
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum plus car allowance, bonus and benefi
Posted: 7 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
TDX Group
Salary: Competitive basic, + upto 20% bonus, penison, 25 days AL & Healthcare
Posted: 7 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £85,000 to £95,000 per annum plus 17.5% bonus and benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Basildon, Essex
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000
Posted: 12 hours ago
Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £95000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Axiom Software Solutions
Salary: £0 - £38,000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £35000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
2Source Talent
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension (8%)
Posted: Yesterday
Stafford, Staffordshire
Advantage XPO
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Rushworths Associates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Eames Consulting
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum £60 to £75k + Bonus, Car Allowance,
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Premier Engineering
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
EE
Salary: Competitive + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago