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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 269 271 256
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -15
Permanent jobs citing Validation 1127 1101 1252
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.98% 1.02% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 1.28% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 830 783 968
Average salary £45,150 £44,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.61% -2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £29,300
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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
92437 86019 92024
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.64% 79.56% 77.81%
Number of salaries quoted 73692 70342 78027
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 August 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 27 August 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
(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 -8 1018 £47,500 +11.76% 119
London +6 398 £52,250 +4.50% 32
South East -51 246 £50,000 +17.64% 30
City of London +38 97 £50,500 +12.22% 12
East of England +8 91 £44,500 +4.70% 18
North West +29 83 £36,000 -20.00% 12
Surrey +4 59 £53,750 +7.50% 2
Berkshire -25 59 £55,500 +30.58% 5
South West 0 57 £42,500 +6.25% 8
West Midlands -15 50 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Yorkshire -43 43 £38,500 +1.98% 8
Hampshire -27 41 £50,000 +11.11% 5
West Sussex -4 37 £57,500 +53.33% 6
Cheshire +16 36 £35,000 -28.20% 4
East Midlands -43 34 £40,000 +6.66% 7
Bristol +11 33 £47,500 +8.57% 2
Manchester +4 33 £37,500 -14.28% 5
Scotland +3 33 £32,500 -21.21% 8
West Yorkshire -37 31 £42,500 +13.33% 7
Reigate +5 30 £47,500 -32.14% 1
Reading -18 30 £60,000 +25.00% 2
Wales +11 29 £38,750 -22.50% 6
Buckinghamshire 0 29 £55,000 +48.64% 4
Cambridge -4 29 £50,000 -23.07% 4
Cambridgeshire -16 29 £50,000 +5.26% 4
Hounslow -5 25 £45,000 - 1
Hertfordshire +10 24 £35,000 -7.28% 5
Horsham +10 23 £60,000 +60.00% 3
Nottinghamshire -21 19 £28,500 -24.00% 4
Nottingham -22 19 £28,500 -24.00% 4

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 643 (27.47%) Finance
2 615 (26.27%) Degree
3 584 (24.95%) SQL
4 363 (15.51%) Microsoft
5 349 (14.91%) Oracle
6 331 (14.14%) Project Management
7 304 (12.99%) SQL Server
8 300 (12.82%) QA
9 288 (12.30%) Windows
10 286 (12.22%) Java
11 275 (11.75%) UNIX
12 256 (10.94%) Agile Software Development
13 225 (9.61%) Linux
13 225 (9.61%) Data Validation
14 223 (9.53%) C#
15 219 (9.35%) ITIL
16 217 (9.27%) HTML
16 217 (9.27%) Business Analysis
17 215 (9.18%) Telecoms
18 208 (8.89%) Business Intelligence
19 207 (8.84%) .NET
19 207 (8.84%) Software Engineering
20 202 (8.63%) Computer Science
21 201 (8.59%) C++
21 201 (8.59%) MS Excel
22 193 (8.24%) JavaScript
23 189 (8.07%) Relational Database
24 178 (7.60%) Management Information System
25 174 (7.43%) Banking
26 170 (7.26%) C

Validation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 64 (2.73%) SAS
2 59 (2.52%) SharePoint
3 44 (1.88%) CMS
4 39 (1.67%) Tomcat
5 33 (1.41%) IIS
6 32 (1.37%) FileNet
7 27 (1.15%) WebSphere
8 25 (1.07%) Documentum
9 18 (0.77%) WebLogic
10 17 (0.73%) MS Exchange
11 16 (0.68%) Apache
11 16 (0.68%) Confluence
11 16 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
12 14 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
13 12 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
14 11 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
15 10 (0.43%) CICS
16 9 (0.38%) NetWeaver
16 9 (0.38%) Lync
17 8 (0.34%) JCAPS
Applications
1 201 (8.59%) MS Excel
2 118 (5.04%) MS Office
3 68 (2.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 47 (2.01%) MS Project
4 47 (2.01%) MS Visio
5 27 (1.15%) Simulink
6 23 (0.98%) SPSS
7 21 (0.90%) Photoshop
8 19 (0.81%) OmniGraffle
9 9 (0.38%) Stateflow
10 8 (0.34%) TargetLink
11 6 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
12 5 (0.21%) InfoPath
13 4 (0.17%) Doxygen
13 4 (0.17%) S-PLUS
13 4 (0.17%) Stata
13 4 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
14 1 (0.043%) Windchill
14 1 (0.043%) Pro/ENGINEER
14 1 (0.043%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 32 (1.37%) Oracle Financials
2 24 (1.03%) HFM
3 23 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
4 20 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
5 19 (0.81%) Oracle General Ledger
6 17 (0.73%) Oracle Payables
7 13 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
8 11 (0.47%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 10 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
10 9 (0.38%) Oracle Receivables
11 8 (0.34%) SAP Bank Analyzer
11 8 (0.34%) Google Analytics
11 8 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 8 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
11 8 (0.34%) SAP MDM
12 7 (0.30%) Summit
12 7 (0.30%) SAP IS-U
12 7 (0.30%) SAP ERP
13 6 (0.26%) MFGPRO
14 5 (0.21%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 34 (1.45%) SaaS
2 17 (0.73%) LucidChart
3 16 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (0.60%) Force.com
5 3 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.085%) Office 365
7 1 (0.043%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 96 (4.10%) Internet
2 93 (3.97%) TCP/IP
3 63 (2.69%) Firewall
4 48 (2.05%) LAN
5 42 (1.79%) DNS
6 39 (1.67%) Wireless
7 37 (1.58%) MPLS
8 35 (1.50%) WAN
9 33 (1.41%) HTTP
9 33 (1.41%) BGP
10 31 (1.32%) Broadband
11 30 (1.28%) DHCP
12 28 (1.20%) Intranet
12 28 (1.20%) NAS
13 26 (1.11%) LTE
13 26 (1.11%) 3G
14 23 (0.98%) VPN
15 21 (0.90%) OSPF
16 20 (0.85%) SNMP
17 19 (0.81%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 304 (12.99%) SQL Server
2 189 (8.07%) Relational Database
3 165 (7.05%) Data Warehouse
4 125 (5.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 116 (4.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 87 (3.72%) RDBMS
7 73 (3.12%) Oracle Database
8 54 (2.31%) Data Mining
9 51 (2.18%) MySQL
10 50 (2.14%) Oracle BI EE
11 49 (2.09%) Big Data
12 45 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
13 43 (1.84%) OLTP
13 43 (1.84%) Oracle Database 11g
14 36 (1.54%) DB2
15 35 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 32 (1.37%) DataStage
17 28 (1.20%) MS Access
18 26 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
18 26 (1.11%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 89 (3.80%) Visual Studio
2 81 (3.46%) Selenium
3 62 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 54 (2.31%) NUnit
5 50 (2.14%) Subversion
5 50 (2.14%) QuickTest Pro
6 43 (1.84%) Rational DOORS
7 41 (1.75%) Rhino Mocks
8 40 (1.71%) JUnit
9 38 (1.62%) Toad
10 36 (1.54%) JIRA
11 28 (1.20%) Git (software)
12 24 (1.03%) Axure RP
13 20 (0.85%) WebDriver
14 19 (0.81%) MSTest
14 19 (0.81%) Jenkins
15 18 (0.77%) Cucumber
16 17 (0.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 17 (0.73%) LoadRunner
16 17 (0.73%) Eclipse
General
1 643 (27.47%) Finance
2 215 (9.18%) Telecoms
3 174 (7.43%) Banking
4 123 (5.25%) Marketing
5 106 (4.53%) Retail
6 94 (4.02%) Pharmaceutical
7 79 (3.37%) Manufacturing
8 72 (3.08%) Electronics
9 71 (3.03%) Legal
10 64 (2.73%) Investment Banking
11 51 (2.18%) Billing
12 50 (2.14%) Aerospace
13 45 (1.92%) Advertising
14 40 (1.71%) Automotive
14 40 (1.71%) French Language
15 39 (1.67%) German Language
16 34 (1.45%) Financial Institution
17 33 (1.41%) Military
18 31 (1.32%) Publishing
19 29 (1.24%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 580 (24.78%) Analyst
2 383 (16.36%) Developer
3 262 (11.19%) Business Analyst
4 142 (6.07%) Consultant
5 133 (5.68%) Software Engineer
6 131 (5.60%) Test Engineer
7 117 (5.00%) Architect
8 100 (4.27%) Senior Developer
9 78 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
10 76 (3.25%) Test Manager
10 76 (3.25%) Systems Engineer
11 75 (3.20%) Test Analyst
12 74 (3.16%) Design Engineer
13 66 (2.82%) Data Analyst
14 63 (2.69%) Software Developer
14 63 (2.69%) Senior Test Engineer
15 58 (2.48%) Project Manager
16 55 (2.35%) Support Engineer
17 52 (2.22%) C# Developer
17 52 (2.22%) Senior Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 217 (9.27%) HTML
2 207 (8.84%) .NET
3 166 (7.09%) CSS
4 163 (6.96%) XML
5 99 (4.23%) Web Services
6 91 (3.89%) HTML5
7 77 (3.29%) jQuery
8 76 (3.25%) CSS3
9 67 (2.86%) Ajax
10 66 (2.82%) .NET Framework
11 61 (2.61%) ASP.NET
12 59 (2.52%) SOAP
12 59 (2.52%) WCF
13 52 (2.22%) Spring
14 46 (1.96%) Middleware
15 43 (1.84%) Swing
16 36 (1.54%) STL
16 36 (1.54%) LINQ
16 36 (1.54%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 32 (1.37%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 202 (8.63%) Computer Science
2 178 (7.60%) Management Information System
3 90 (3.84%) Mathematics
4 61 (2.61%) Statistics
5 56 (2.39%) Firmware
6 53 (2.26%) Life Science
7 51 (2.18%) Credit Risk
8 46 (1.96%) Open Source
9 43 (1.84%) iPad
10 35 (1.50%) Mainframe
11 29 (1.24%) Physics
12 28 (1.20%) Economics
13 27 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
14 25 (1.07%) Derivative
15 24 (1.03%) Social Media
16 23 (0.98%) Client/Server
17 22 (0.94%) Digital Media
17 22 (0.94%) Visualisation
18 21 (0.90%) Mobile App
19 20 (0.85%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 288 (12.30%) Windows
2 275 (11.75%) UNIX
3 225 (9.61%) Linux
4 80 (3.42%) Solaris
5 67 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 53 (2.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 34 (1.45%) Windows XP
8 28 (1.20%) Windows 7
8 28 (1.20%) Apple iOS
9 23 (0.98%) Android
10 16 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (0.51%) AIX
11 12 (0.51%) Debian
12 10 (0.43%) zOS
12 10 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (0.34%) HPUX
14 6 (0.26%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.21%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.21%) Windows Vista
16 4 (0.17%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 331 (14.14%) Project Management
2 256 (10.94%) Agile Software Development
3 225 (9.61%) Data Validation
4 219 (9.35%) ITIL
5 217 (9.27%) Business Analysis
6 208 (8.89%) Business Intelligence
7 207 (8.84%) Software Engineering
8 163 (6.96%) Workflow
9 141 (6.02%) Data Modelling
10 140 (5.98%) Change Management
11 138 (5.89%) ETL
12 135 (5.77%) PRINCE2
13 134 (5.72%) Unit Testing
14 130 (5.55%) Software Testing
15 127 (5.43%) Scrum
16 123 (5.25%) Migration
17 120 (5.13%) Test Automation
18 111 (4.74%) Test Scripting
18 111 (4.74%) Data Analysis
19 108 (4.61%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 584 (24.95%) SQL
2 286 (12.22%) Java
3 223 (9.53%) C#
4 201 (8.59%) C++
5 193 (8.24%) JavaScript
6 170 (7.26%) C
7 107 (4.57%) Python
8 83 (3.55%) PL/SQL
9 75 (3.20%) T-SQL
10 73 (3.12%) PHP
11 66 (2.82%) Perl
12 54 (2.31%) MATLAB
13 45 (1.92%) VB
14 38 (1.62%) VBA
15 35 (1.50%) R
16 33 (1.41%) Delphi
17 32 (1.37%) Shell Script
18 29 (1.24%) Ruby
19 25 (1.07%) PowerShell
20 24 (1.03%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 615 (26.27%) Degree
2 126 (5.38%) Security Cleared
3 101 (4.31%) ISEB
4 83 (3.55%) ISTQB
5 74 (3.16%) SC Cleared
6 49 (2.09%) Microsoft Certification
7 46 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
8 38 (1.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 31 (1.32%) CIMA
10 28 (1.20%) DV Cleared
11 27 (1.15%) CCNP
12 25 (1.07%) CIPD
13 23 (0.98%) CCNA
14 19 (0.81%) MCSE
14 19 (0.81%) PMI Certification
14 19 (0.81%) MCITP
15 18 (0.77%) PMP
15 18 (0.77%) HND
15 18 (0.77%) CISSP
16 16 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 300 (12.82%) QA
2 82 (3.50%) SLA
3 75 (3.20%) ISO 9001
4 28 (1.20%) GxP
5 25 (1.07%) GAMP
6 24 (1.03%) Data Quality
7 21 (0.90%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 19 (0.81%) GMP
9 18 (0.77%) GCP
9 18 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 10 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 9 (0.38%) PCI DSS
11 9 (0.38%) EMIR
12 8 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
13 6 (0.26%) Basel III
13 6 (0.26%) COBIT
14 5 (0.21%) DO-160
15 4 (0.17%) HL7
15 4 (0.17%) GLP
16 3 (0.13%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 72 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 58 (2.48%) Active Directory
3 27 (1.15%) VMware ESX
4 20 (0.85%) Hyper-V
5 14 (0.60%) vSphere
6 12 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
7 11 (0.47%) RACF
8 9 (0.38%) Forefront TMG
8 9 (0.38%) KVM
9 8 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 8 (0.34%) Terminal Services
10 7 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (0.17%) Corosync
11 4 (0.17%) Squid
11 4 (0.17%) XenApp
12 3 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.085%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.085%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 2 (0.085%) Sendmail
13 2 (0.085%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 64 (2.73%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (0.68%) SCCM
3 15 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (0.60%) Tivoli
5 8 (0.34%) FortiGate
5 8 (0.34%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 7 (0.30%) OVPI
6 7 (0.30%) OpenView
6 7 (0.30%) Netcool
6 7 (0.30%) TeMIP
6 7 (0.30%) HP NNM
7 6 (0.26%) SCOM
7 6 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 6 (0.26%) EMC NetWorker
8 5 (0.21%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.17%) Puppet
10 2 (0.085%) Cobbler
10 2 (0.085%) CA LISA
10 2 (0.085%) BladeLogic
10 2 (0.085%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 363 (15.51%) Microsoft
2 349 (14.91%) Oracle
3 125 (5.34%) SAP
4 99 (4.23%) VMware
5 95 (4.06%) Business Objects
6 93 (3.97%) IBM
7 87 (3.72%) Cisco
8 85 (3.63%) HP
9 56 (2.39%) Cognos
10 44 (1.88%) EMC
11 38 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
12 37 (1.58%) Juniper
13 33 (1.41%) Siebel
14 31 (1.32%) Sun
14 31 (1.32%) MicroStrategy
14 31 (1.32%) Remedy
15 25 (1.07%) Red Hat
15 25 (1.07%) Citrix
16 24 (1.03%) NetApp
16 24 (1.03%) Aquila
Worthing, West Sussex
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35-45k
Posted: 15 minutes ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
East London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £43000 - £55000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + £6k Car Allow + Bonus to 20%
Posted: 2 hours ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Networking People
Salary: benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Colchester, Essex
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits package
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Xpertise Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £53k - 70k per year + financial benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Connectus
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £50000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Tring, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
JM
Salary: Bonus & Benfits
Posted: Yesterday
South Croydon, Surrey
Ortolan Group
Salary: £45000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday