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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 255 300 271
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -29
Permanent jobs citing Validation 1241 1084 1126
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.12% 0.90% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 1.10% 1.25%
Number of salaries quoted 810 793 752
Average salary £47,500 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.19% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,750 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%

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
92045 98475 89909
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.20% 82.01% 80.07%
Number of salaries quoted 74373 79144 73784
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,919 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +33 1133 £47,750 +11.04% 195
London +56 444 £52,500 +3.96% 67
South East +12 278 £50,000 +11.11% 35
Berkshire +37 112 £52,500 +11.70% 8
City of London +52 97 £51,750 +3.50% 21
South West +9 93 £41,000 +2.50% 21
East of England -23 81 £44,000 +17.33% 15
North West +36 68 £37,000 -1.33% 20
Yorkshire +19 68 £38,000 -5.00% 9
Reading +36 64 £80,000 +69.31% 5
Hampshire -1 51 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Scotland +52 47 £42,500 -34.61% 10
West Midlands -23 47 £45,000 +5.88% 11
East Midlands 0 44 £40,000 +14.28% 11
West Yorkshire +20 42 £46,250 +15.62% 5
Bristol +19 38 £42,500 +3.03% 6
Hertfordshire -5 38 £44,000 +17.33% 6
Leeds +15 33 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Surrey -11 33 £57,500 +38.55% 4
Gloucestershire +9 32 £41,750 +39.16% 6
Manchester +22 31 £36,750 -6.96% 12
Buckinghamshire -7 31 £45,000 -7.69% 7
Nottingham -7 23 £57,500 +53.33% 3
Nottinghamshire -9 23 £57,500 +53.33% 4
Glasgow +28 22 £45,000 -18.18% 2
West Sussex +19 21 £42,500 -15.00% 3
Wales +7 20 £29,129 -16.17% 2
South Wales +4 19 £29,129 -15.56% 2
Cambridgeshire -9 18 £45,000 +28.57% 3
Crawley +5 16 £45,000 +17.64%

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 656 (29.05%) Finance
2 632 (27.99%) SQL
3 568 (25.16%) Degree
4 480 (21.26%) Agile Software Development
5 341 (15.10%) Oracle
6 323 (14.30%) Project Management
7 322 (14.26%) SQL Server
8 313 (13.86%) Microsoft
9 279 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
10 274 (12.13%) Windows
11 266 (11.78%) Java
12 256 (11.34%) QA
13 255 (11.29%) ITIL
14 230 (10.19%) Software Engineering
15 229 (10.14%) MS Excel
16 224 (9.92%) HTML
17 213 (9.43%) Security Cleared
18 205 (9.08%) JavaScript
19 203 (8.99%) C
20 199 (8.81%) C#
21 197 (8.72%) Business Intelligence
22 195 (8.64%) Data Validation
23 190 (8.41%) Telecoms
24 189 (8.37%) Linux
24 189 (8.37%) CSS
25 188 (8.33%) Data Modelling
26 181 (8.02%) Management Information System
27 179 (7.93%) C++
28 167 (7.40%) Computer Science
29 166 (7.35%) Retail

Validation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 75 (3.32%) SharePoint
2 37 (1.64%) Tomcat
3 36 (1.59%) Oracle Workflow
4 34 (1.51%) SAS
5 33 (1.46%) IIS
5 33 (1.46%) CMS
6 25 (1.11%) WebSphere
7 24 (1.06%) Oracle Service Bus
8 21 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
9 19 (0.84%) WebLogic
10 16 (0.71%) Confluence
11 15 (0.66%) JBoss
11 15 (0.66%) Node.js
12 13 (0.58%) Apache
12 13 (0.58%) MS Exchange
13 12 (0.53%) PowerExchange
14 11 (0.49%) CICS
15 9 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
16 8 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
16 8 (0.35%) GlassFish
Applications
1 229 (10.14%) MS Excel
2 98 (4.34%) MS Office
3 46 (2.04%) MS Visio
4 42 (1.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 29 (1.28%) MS Project
6 20 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.53%) SPSS
8 11 (0.49%) InfoPath
9 9 (0.40%) Simulink
10 7 (0.31%) Photoshop
10 7 (0.31%) PowerPivot
11 5 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
11 5 (0.22%) Stateflow
11 5 (0.22%) SOLIDWORKS
12 4 (0.18%) Open Workbench
13 3 (0.13%) Windchill
14 2 (0.089%) Pro/ENGINEER
14 2 (0.089%) Fireworks
14 2 (0.089%) Final Cut Pro
14 2 (0.089%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 45 (1.99%) Oracle EBS
2 37 (1.64%) Oracle Applications
3 26 (1.15%) Radian6
4 21 (0.93%) Oracle BPM
5 17 (0.75%) Oracle Receivables
5 17 (0.75%) Oracle iProcurement
5 17 (0.75%) Oracle Payables
5 17 (0.75%) SAP CRM
5 17 (0.75%) Oracle General Ledger
6 14 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
6 14 (0.62%) SAP ERP
7 13 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
8 12 (0.53%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 12 (0.53%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 12 (0.53%) Oracle FAH
8 12 (0.53%) Oracle Cash Management
9 10 (0.44%) Oracle Assets
10 9 (0.40%) SAP IS-U
10 9 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
11 7 (0.31%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 50 (2.21%) SaaS
2 43 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
3 25 (1.11%) Force.com
3 25 (1.11%) Boomi
4 12 (0.53%) Office 365
5 10 (0.44%) Google Analytics
6 7 (0.31%) Veeva
7 6 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (0.27%) Mimecast
8 5 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
9 4 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
10 3 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
11 2 (0.089%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.089%) IaaS
11 2 (0.089%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.089%) PaaS
12 1 (0.044%) Heroku
12 1 (0.044%) Adobe Analytics
12 1 (0.044%) Rackspace Cloud
12 1 (0.044%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 72 (3.19%) LAN
1 72 (3.19%) WAN
2 57 (2.52%) TCP/IP
3 53 (2.35%) Internet
4 52 (2.30%) MPLS
4 52 (2.30%) Firewall
5 50 (2.21%) VPN
6 44 (1.95%) Wireless
7 42 (1.86%) DNS
8 38 (1.68%) BGP
9 35 (1.55%) SAN
10 33 (1.46%) Ethernet
11 31 (1.37%) OSPF
12 30 (1.33%) 3G
12 30 (1.33%) DWDM
12 30 (1.33%) DSL
12 30 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
13 29 (1.28%) DHCP
14 27 (1.20%) SSL
15 25 (1.11%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 322 (14.26%) SQL Server
2 155 (6.86%) Data Warehouse
3 109 (4.83%) Relational Database
4 98 (4.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 83 (3.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 69 (3.06%) RDBMS
7 67 (2.97%) Oracle Database
8 66 (2.92%) DB2
9 51 (2.26%) MySQL
9 51 (2.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 47 (2.08%) Big Data
10 47 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
11 43 (1.90%) Oracle BI EE
12 39 (1.73%) Data Mining
13 28 (1.24%) Oracle ODI
14 26 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
14 26 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
15 25 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
16 24 (1.06%) MS Access
17 23 (1.02%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 114 (5.05%) Subversion
2 89 (3.94%) Visual Studio
3 84 (3.72%) Rational DOORS
4 74 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 69 (3.06%) Git (software)
6 64 (2.83%) Selenium
7 62 (2.75%) JIRA
8 50 (2.21%) QuickTest Pro
9 46 (2.04%) Maven
10 45 (1.99%) Oracle Forms
11 41 (1.82%) NUnit
12 39 (1.73%) Eclipse
13 32 (1.42%) LoadRunner
14 27 (1.20%) Rhino Mocks
15 21 (0.93%) Jenkins
15 21 (0.93%) JUnit
16 18 (0.80%) IntelliJ
16 18 (0.80%) LSMW
16 18 (0.80%) NetBeans
17 16 (0.71%) MSI
General
1 656 (29.05%) Finance
2 190 (8.41%) Telecoms
3 166 (7.35%) Retail
4 154 (6.82%) Marketing
5 148 (6.55%) Banking
6 147 (6.51%) Manufacturing
7 75 (3.32%) Legal
8 65 (2.88%) Electronics
9 60 (2.66%) Pharmaceutical
10 59 (2.61%) Automotive
11 48 (2.13%) Billing
12 47 (2.08%) Front Office
13 42 (1.86%) Back Office
14 41 (1.82%) Military
15 33 (1.46%) Games
16 28 (1.24%) Aerospace
17 27 (1.20%) Advertising
18 23 (1.02%) Investment Banking
19 16 (0.71%) Retail Banking
20 13 (0.58%) German Language
Job Titles
1 431 (19.09%) Analyst
2 421 (18.64%) Developer
3 172 (7.62%) Architect
4 150 (6.64%) Business Analyst
5 127 (5.62%) Consultant
6 122 (5.40%) Test Engineer
7 96 (4.25%) Java Developer
8 91 (4.03%) Systems Engineer
9 90 (3.99%) Software Engineer
10 74 (3.28%) Test Analyst
11 73 (3.23%) Software Developer
12 66 (2.92%) Senior Analyst
13 63 (2.79%) Data Analyst
13 63 (2.79%) Solutions Architect
14 57 (2.52%) Senior Developer
15 48 (2.13%) Project Manager
16 47 (2.08%) Tester
17 43 (1.90%) Service Manager
18 42 (1.86%) Test Manager
19 41 (1.82%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 224 (9.92%) HTML
2 189 (8.37%) CSS
3 165 (7.31%) .NET
4 128 (5.67%) XML
5 120 (5.31%) Web Services
6 100 (4.43%) HTML5
7 75 (3.32%) jQuery
8 74 (3.28%) Spring
9 72 (3.19%) J2EE
10 69 (3.06%) ASP.NET
11 61 (2.70%) JSON
12 56 (2.48%) Ajax
13 55 (2.44%) CSS3
14 51 (2.26%) SOAP
15 47 (2.08%) .NET Framework
16 45 (1.99%) WCF
17 44 (1.95%) Struts
18 38 (1.68%) AngularJS
19 32 (1.42%) Java EE
20 29 (1.28%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 279 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
2 181 (8.02%) Management Information System
3 167 (7.40%) Computer Science
4 95 (4.21%) Mathematics
5 52 (2.30%) User Experience
6 46 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
7 44 (1.95%) Life Science
8 39 (1.73%) Open Source
9 37 (1.64%) Replication
10 32 (1.42%) Data Integration
11 30 (1.33%) Mobile App
12 29 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 27 (1.20%) GIS
13 27 (1.20%) Data Structures
14 26 (1.15%) PMI
15 25 (1.11%) Client/Server
15 25 (1.11%) Embedded Systems
16 23 (1.02%) Derivative
17 22 (0.97%) Clustering
17 22 (0.97%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 274 (12.13%) Windows
2 189 (8.37%) Linux
3 156 (6.91%) UNIX
4 36 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (1.33%) Android
5 30 (1.33%) Solaris
6 26 (1.15%) Apple iOS
7 24 (1.06%) Windows 7
8 20 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (0.71%) zOS
11 12 (0.53%) VxWorks
12 11 (0.49%) Windows XP
13 9 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (0.31%) Windows NT
15 6 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
16 4 (0.18%) Windows CE
16 4 (0.18%) Windows Phone
17 3 (0.13%) Ubuntu
18 2 (0.089%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 480 (21.26%) Agile Software Development
2 323 (14.30%) Project Management
3 255 (11.29%) ITIL
4 230 (10.19%) Software Engineering
5 197 (8.72%) Business Intelligence
6 195 (8.64%) Data Validation
7 188 (8.33%) Data Modelling
8 164 (7.26%) Waterfall
9 157 (6.95%) Migration
10 155 (6.86%) Mentoring
11 152 (6.73%) Continuous Improvement
12 150 (6.64%) Change Management
13 148 (6.55%) Service Delivery
14 146 (6.47%) Workflow
14 146 (6.47%) ETL
15 131 (5.80%) Scrum
16 126 (5.58%) PRINCE2
16 126 (5.58%) CRM
17 120 (5.31%) Test Planning
18 119 (5.27%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 632 (27.99%) SQL
2 266 (11.78%) Java
3 205 (9.08%) JavaScript
4 203 (8.99%) C
5 199 (8.81%) C#
6 179 (7.93%) C++
7 100 (4.43%) Perl
7 100 (4.43%) T-SQL
8 95 (4.21%) Python
9 88 (3.90%) PL/SQL
10 46 (2.04%) PHP
11 39 (1.73%) VBA
12 34 (1.51%) Shell Script
12 34 (1.51%) PowerShell
13 32 (1.42%) Apex Code
13 32 (1.42%) ABAP
14 31 (1.37%) VB
15 30 (1.33%) Embedded C
15 30 (1.33%) Bash Shell
16 29 (1.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 568 (25.16%) Degree
2 213 (9.43%) Security Cleared
3 124 (5.49%) SC Cleared
4 94 (4.16%) ISTQB
5 85 (3.76%) ISEB
6 80 (3.54%) DV Cleared
7 69 (3.06%) Cisco Certification
8 64 (2.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 51 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
10 43 (1.90%) PMI Certification
11 41 (1.82%) CCNP
12 30 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
13 29 (1.28%) PMP
14 24 (1.06%) CCNA
15 21 (0.93%) MCSE
16 15 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 14 (0.62%) SAP Certification
18 13 (0.58%) HND
19 12 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 12 (0.53%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 256 (11.34%) QA
2 102 (4.52%) SLA
3 74 (3.28%) ISO 9001
4 51 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 49 (2.17%) ISO 9000
6 32 (1.42%) ISO 14001
7 24 (1.06%) COBIT
8 23 (1.02%) GMP
9 22 (0.97%) JSP 440
10 21 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 20 (0.89%) Data Quality
12 12 (0.53%) GAMP
13 10 (0.44%) 21 CFR Part 11
14 9 (0.40%) DO-178B
15 8 (0.35%) DO-254
16 6 (0.27%) IEC 61508
17 5 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
17 5 (0.22%) EMIR
17 5 (0.22%) WCAG
18 4 (0.18%) GxP
System Software
1 65 (2.88%) Firmware
2 63 (2.79%) Active Directory
3 56 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (1.02%) vSphere
5 16 (0.71%) XenApp
6 15 (0.66%) Hyper-V
7 12 (0.53%) RACF
7 12 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
7 12 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
7 12 (0.53%) vCloud
8 11 (0.49%) Terminal Services
8 11 (0.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 7 (0.31%) VMware ESX
10 5 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
11 4 (0.18%) KVM
11 4 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.13%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.044%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.044%) XenServer
13 1 (0.044%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 75 (3.32%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (0.97%) SCCM
3 14 (0.62%) BladeLogic
4 12 (0.53%) Tivoli
5 11 (0.49%) Nagios
5 11 (0.49%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 10 (0.44%) Unicenter
7 9 (0.40%) WMI
8 8 (0.35%) FortiGate
8 8 (0.35%) Ansible
9 7 (0.31%) Puppet
10 6 (0.27%) WSUS
10 6 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
10 6 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 6 (0.27%) Data Guard
11 5 (0.22%) Control-M
12 4 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 4 (0.18%) Cobbler
13 3 (0.13%) Oozie
13 3 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 341 (15.10%) Oracle
2 313 (13.86%) Microsoft
3 136 (6.02%) SAP
4 128 (5.67%) Cisco
5 96 (4.25%) Salesforce.com
6 80 (3.54%) Informatica
7 78 (3.45%) HP
8 73 (3.23%) VMware
9 59 (2.61%) Juniper
10 57 (2.52%) IBM
11 56 (2.48%) Business Objects
12 46 (2.04%) Siebel
13 40 (1.77%) EMC
14 28 (1.24%) Eloqua
14 28 (1.24%) Marketo
15 27 (1.20%) CheckPoint
16 26 (1.15%) Cognizant
16 26 (1.15%) ExactTarget
17 24 (1.06%) Citrix
18 22 (0.97%) Red Hat
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Cumbria
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Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
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Salary: £50000 - £57000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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TechnoRecruit
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North London
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Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
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Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Salary: £48500 - £57000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £28k to £38k, plus pension contribution
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Salary: £46000 - £52000 per annum + Final Salary Pension + Medical
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: Yesterday
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Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £53000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: Yesterday
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