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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 272 286 256
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -30
Permanent jobs citing Validation 1133 1148 1176
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.06% 0.98% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 1.19% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 757 819 764
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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
89248 96221 87010
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.53% 81.95% 79.97%
Number of salaries quoted 72491 78159 71532
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +8 1041 £47,500 +5.55% 179
London +27 418 £52,500 +5.00% 62
South East -16 229 £50,000 +9.89% 34
South West 0 83 £47,500 +15.85% 10
East of England -20 81 £44,000 +10.00% 18
Berkshire +2 75 £52,500 +5.00% 12
City of London +25 73 £55,000 +10.00% 9
Yorkshire +31 72 £39,750 -6.47% 9
North West +7 63 £40,000 +11.11% 11
Hampshire +16 50 £45,000 +5.88% 3
East Midlands -4 47 £40,000 +14.28% 13
Reading +5 45 £65,000 +37.56% 4
West Midlands -16 41 £45,000 -2.70% 17
West Yorkshire +22 38 £47,500 +11.76% 5
Bristol +10 36 £42,500 - 6
Hertfordshire -7 36 £44,000 +10.00% 7
Surrey -17 36 £58,500 +37.64% 5
Buckinghamshire +6 34 £50,000 +17.64% 7
Scotland +39 31 £40,000 -34.69% 4
Leeds +23 27 £47,500 +11.76% 3
Gloucestershire -1 26 £47,500 +24.67% 3
Nottinghamshire +1 23 £57,500 +91.66% 4
Nottingham -13 23 £57,500 +91.66% 3
Manchester +21 22 £28,000 -29.11% 7
Cambridgeshire -13 22 £38,750 -3.12% 4
Milton Keynes -2 20 £52,500 +37.25% 7
Cheshire +5 19 £50,000 +33.33% 2
Cambridge -2 17 £36,035 -9.91% 3
West Sussex +9 16 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Wiltshire -1 16 £46,750 +64.03% 1

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 651 (29.44%) Finance
2 624 (28.22%) SQL
3 529 (23.93%) Degree
4 470 (21.26%) Agile Software Development
5 356 (16.10%) Oracle
6 329 (14.88%) Microsoft
7 327 (14.79%) SQL Server
8 326 (14.74%) Project Management
9 294 (13.30%) Analytical Skills
10 284 (12.84%) Windows
11 273 (12.35%) QA
12 268 (12.12%) Java
13 267 (12.08%) ITIL
14 257 (11.62%) MS Excel
15 217 (9.81%) Software Engineering
16 205 (9.27%) Management Information System
17 204 (9.23%) C
18 201 (9.09%) Security Cleared
19 199 (9.00%) Data Validation
20 197 (8.91%) HTML
21 193 (8.73%) Retail
22 191 (8.64%) Linux
23 190 (8.59%) Business Intelligence
24 187 (8.46%) Data Modelling
25 181 (8.19%) C#
26 180 (8.14%) JavaScript
27 176 (7.96%) C++
28 163 (7.37%) Change Management
29 162 (7.33%) Telecoms
30 161 (7.28%) Banking

Validation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 79 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 40 (1.81%) IIS
3 37 (1.67%) Tomcat
4 36 (1.63%) Oracle Workflow
5 33 (1.49%) SAS
6 27 (1.22%) WebSphere
7 25 (1.13%) CMS
8 22 (1.00%) WebLogic
9 20 (0.90%) JBoss
10 19 (0.86%) Oracle Service Bus
11 16 (0.72%) Node.js
11 16 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
12 13 (0.59%) Apache
13 12 (0.54%) Confluence
13 12 (0.54%) PowerExchange
14 11 (0.50%) CICS
14 11 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
14 11 (0.50%) MS Exchange
14 11 (0.50%) GlassFish
15 10 (0.45%) OpenStack
Applications
1 257 (11.62%) MS Excel
2 108 (4.88%) MS Office
3 49 (2.22%) MS Visio
4 43 (1.94%) MS PowerPoint
5 28 (1.27%) MS Project
6 24 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.54%) SPSS
8 11 (0.50%) InfoPath
9 8 (0.36%) Simulink
10 7 (0.32%) Photoshop
10 7 (0.32%) SOLIDWORKS
10 7 (0.32%) PowerPivot
11 5 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
12 4 (0.18%) Open Workbench
13 3 (0.14%) Fireworks
13 3 (0.14%) Stateflow
13 3 (0.14%) Pro/ENGINEER
13 3 (0.14%) PTC Creo
14 2 (0.090%) Final Cut Pro
14 2 (0.090%) Stata
Business Applications
1 47 (2.13%) Oracle EBS
2 37 (1.67%) Oracle Applications
3 22 (1.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 21 (0.95%) Radian6
5 19 (0.86%) Remedy ITSM
6 18 (0.81%) Oracle General Ledger
7 17 (0.77%) SAP ERP
7 17 (0.77%) SAP CRM
7 17 (0.77%) Oracle iProcurement
7 17 (0.77%) Oracle Receivables
7 17 (0.77%) Oracle Payables
8 16 (0.72%) Oracle BPM
8 16 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
9 14 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
10 13 (0.59%) Oracle Cash Management
11 12 (0.54%) Oracle FAH
11 12 (0.54%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
12 10 (0.45%) Oracle Assets
12 10 (0.45%) Northgate Housing
12 10 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 53 (2.40%) SaaS
2 47 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
3 24 (1.09%) Force.com
4 21 (0.95%) Boomi
5 11 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (0.45%) Office 365
7 7 (0.32%) Google Analytics
7 7 (0.32%) Veeva
8 6 (0.27%) IBM Blueworks
9 5 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
10 4 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.14%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.090%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.090%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.090%) IaaS
12 2 (0.090%) PaaS
13 1 (0.045%) Google App Engine
13 1 (0.045%) Rackspace Cloud
13 1 (0.045%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 75 (3.39%) LAN
2 72 (3.26%) WAN
3 67 (3.03%) TCP/IP
4 51 (2.31%) Internet
5 50 (2.26%) VPN
5 50 (2.26%) Firewall
6 43 (1.94%) DNS
7 42 (1.90%) MPLS
8 38 (1.72%) Wireless
9 35 (1.58%) SAN
10 34 (1.54%) Ethernet
11 31 (1.40%) BGP
12 30 (1.36%) DHCP
13 29 (1.31%) 3G
13 29 (1.31%) Cisco ASA
14 28 (1.27%) OSPF
15 26 (1.18%) HTTP
16 25 (1.13%) ATM
17 24 (1.09%) SSL
18 23 (1.04%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 327 (14.79%) SQL Server
2 156 (7.06%) Data Warehouse
3 123 (5.56%) Relational Database
4 86 (3.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 83 (3.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 67 (3.03%) DB2
7 58 (2.62%) Oracle Database
8 55 (2.49%) RDBMS
9 54 (2.44%) Big Data
10 51 (2.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 50 (2.26%) MySQL
12 48 (2.17%) Data Mining
13 45 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
14 40 (1.81%) Oracle BI EE
15 39 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
16 27 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
17 25 (1.13%) Oracle Database 10g
18 24 (1.09%) MS Access
18 24 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
19 23 (1.04%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 102 (4.61%) Subversion
2 81 (3.66%) Visual Studio
3 76 (3.44%) Git (software)
4 67 (3.03%) Rational DOORS
5 63 (2.85%) JIRA
6 60 (2.71%) Selenium
7 56 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
8 50 (2.26%) Maven
9 45 (2.04%) Oracle Forms
10 38 (1.72%) Eclipse
10 38 (1.72%) QuickTest Pro
11 35 (1.58%) NUnit
12 28 (1.27%) LoadRunner
13 26 (1.18%) Jenkins
14 20 (0.90%) Rhino Mocks
14 20 (0.90%) ERwin
15 18 (0.81%) MSI
16 17 (0.77%) IntelliJ
16 17 (0.77%) NetBeans
16 17 (0.77%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 651 (29.44%) Finance
2 193 (8.73%) Retail
3 162 (7.33%) Telecoms
4 161 (7.28%) Banking
5 148 (6.69%) Marketing
6 147 (6.65%) Manufacturing
7 73 (3.30%) Electronics
8 69 (3.12%) Legal
9 62 (2.80%) Automotive
10 53 (2.40%) Pharmaceutical
11 52 (2.35%) Billing
12 40 (1.81%) Front Office
12 40 (1.81%) Back Office
13 35 (1.58%) Military
14 34 (1.54%) Games
15 31 (1.40%) Aerospace
16 26 (1.18%) Retail Banking
17 24 (1.09%) Advertising
18 15 (0.68%) Investment Banking
19 13 (0.59%) French Language
Job Titles
1 462 (20.90%) Analyst
2 402 (18.18%) Developer
3 163 (7.37%) Architect
4 151 (6.83%) Business Analyst
5 134 (6.06%) Consultant
6 106 (4.79%) Test Engineer
7 102 (4.61%) Java Developer
8 87 (3.93%) Software Engineer
9 86 (3.89%) Systems Engineer
10 75 (3.39%) Data Analyst
11 68 (3.08%) Test Analyst
11 68 (3.08%) Software Developer
12 64 (2.89%) Senior Analyst
13 62 (2.80%) Solutions Architect
14 45 (2.04%) Service Manager
15 44 (1.99%) Design Engineer
16 41 (1.85%) Project Manager
17 39 (1.76%) Designer
17 39 (1.76%) Tester
17 39 (1.76%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 197 (8.91%) HTML
2 160 (7.24%) .NET
2 160 (7.24%) CSS
3 127 (5.74%) Web Services
4 125 (5.65%) XML
5 90 (4.07%) HTML5
6 82 (3.71%) J2EE
7 78 (3.53%) Spring
8 68 (3.08%) jQuery
9 62 (2.80%) ASP.NET
10 49 (2.22%) Struts
11 48 (2.17%) JSON
11 48 (2.17%) CSS3
12 46 (2.08%) SOAP
12 46 (2.08%) Ajax
13 45 (2.04%) .NET Framework
14 41 (1.85%) AngularJS
14 41 (1.85%) WCF
15 30 (1.36%) Middleware
16 28 (1.27%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 294 (13.30%) Analytical Skills
2 205 (9.27%) Management Information System
3 158 (7.15%) Computer Science
4 88 (3.98%) Mathematics
5 59 (2.67%) User Experience
6 46 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
7 43 (1.94%) Life Science
8 40 (1.81%) Statistics
8 40 (1.81%) Replication
9 37 (1.67%) Data Integration
10 36 (1.63%) Open Source
11 32 (1.45%) Mobile App
12 31 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 27 (1.22%) Client/Server
13 27 (1.22%) Embedded Systems
14 26 (1.18%) GIS
15 25 (1.13%) Clustering
16 24 (1.09%) Reference Data
17 23 (1.04%) Taxonomies
17 23 (1.04%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 284 (12.84%) Windows
2 191 (8.64%) Linux
3 140 (6.33%) UNIX
4 50 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (1.49%) Android
6 32 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 30 (1.36%) Apple iOS
7 30 (1.36%) Solaris
8 27 (1.22%) Windows 7
9 21 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (0.72%) zOS
11 14 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (0.63%) Windows XP
12 13 (0.59%) VxWorks
13 8 (0.36%) Windows CE
14 7 (0.32%) Windows NT
15 4 (0.18%) Windows Phone
15 4 (0.18%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.18%) Embedded Linux
15 4 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 470 (21.26%) Agile Software Development
2 326 (14.74%) Project Management
3 267 (12.08%) ITIL
4 217 (9.81%) Software Engineering
5 199 (9.00%) Data Validation
6 190 (8.59%) Business Intelligence
7 187 (8.46%) Data Modelling
8 163 (7.37%) Change Management
9 157 (7.10%) Migration
10 151 (6.83%) ETL
11 148 (6.69%) Waterfall
12 146 (6.60%) Service Delivery
13 138 (6.24%) Continuous Improvement
14 132 (5.97%) Business Analysis
14 132 (5.97%) Mentoring
15 130 (5.88%) Workflow
16 128 (5.79%) Scrum
17 125 (5.65%) PRINCE2
17 125 (5.65%) Data Management
18 124 (5.61%) OO
Programming Languages
1 624 (28.22%) SQL
2 268 (12.12%) Java
3 204 (9.23%) C
4 181 (8.19%) C#
5 180 (8.14%) JavaScript
6 176 (7.96%) C++
7 113 (5.11%) Perl
8 111 (5.02%) Python
9 98 (4.43%) T-SQL
10 80 (3.62%) PL/SQL
11 46 (2.08%) VBA
12 37 (1.67%) Shell Script
13 35 (1.58%) PowerShell
14 33 (1.49%) VB
14 33 (1.49%) ABAP
15 31 (1.40%) Apex Code
16 29 (1.31%) Embedded C
17 28 (1.27%) Bash Shell
18 27 (1.22%) VBScript
18 27 (1.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 529 (23.93%) Degree
2 201 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 116 (5.25%) SC Cleared
4 93 (4.21%) ISEB
5 86 (3.89%) ISTQB
6 69 (3.12%) DV Cleared
7 60 (2.71%) Cisco Certification
8 56 (2.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 54 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
10 41 (1.85%) PMI Certification
11 34 (1.54%) CCNP
12 31 (1.40%) PMP
12 31 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
13 23 (1.04%) CCNA
14 22 (1.00%) MCSE
15 16 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 15 (0.68%) MCITP
17 14 (0.63%) SAP Certification
18 13 (0.59%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
19 12 (0.54%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 273 (12.35%) QA
2 118 (5.34%) SLA
3 58 (2.62%) ISO 9001
4 45 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 34 (1.54%) ISO 9000
6 29 (1.31%) GMP
7 27 (1.22%) COBIT
8 25 (1.13%) ISO 14001
9 23 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 19 (0.86%) Data Quality
11 18 (0.81%) JSP 440
12 10 (0.45%) GAMP
13 7 (0.32%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 7 (0.32%) IEC 61508
14 6 (0.27%) EMIR
14 6 (0.27%) DO-178B
14 6 (0.27%) PCI DSS
15 5 (0.23%) WCAG
15 5 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
16 4 (0.18%) DO-254
System Software
1 75 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 72 (3.26%) Active Directory
3 65 (2.94%) Firmware
4 23 (1.04%) vSphere
5 17 (0.77%) Hyper-V
6 13 (0.59%) Terminal Services
6 13 (0.59%) RACF
6 13 (0.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 13 (0.59%) vCloud
7 12 (0.54%) XenApp
7 12 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
8 10 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
9 8 (0.36%) VMware ESX
9 8 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.14%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.090%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.090%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.090%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.090%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 65 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
2 27 (1.22%) SCCM
3 16 (0.72%) BladeLogic
4 13 (0.59%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 12 (0.54%) Ansible
5 12 (0.54%) Tivoli
6 11 (0.50%) Nagios
7 10 (0.45%) Unicenter
8 8 (0.36%) Puppet
8 8 (0.36%) FortiGate
9 7 (0.32%) Control-M
10 6 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (0.27%) Data Guard
10 6 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
10 6 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 6 (0.27%) WMI
11 5 (0.23%) WSUS
11 5 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 5 (0.23%) Cobbler
12 3 (0.14%) Nmap
Vendors
1 356 (16.10%) Oracle
2 329 (14.88%) Microsoft
3 143 (6.47%) SAP
4 117 (5.29%) Cisco
5 91 (4.12%) VMware
6 90 (4.07%) Salesforce.com
7 83 (3.75%) Informatica
8 70 (3.17%) HP
9 58 (2.62%) Juniper
10 54 (2.44%) IBM
11 47 (2.13%) Business Objects
12 41 (1.85%) EMC
12 41 (1.85%) Siebel
13 33 (1.49%) Citrix
14 28 (1.27%) CheckPoint
14 28 (1.27%) Sybase
15 27 (1.22%) Remedy
16 24 (1.09%) Eloqua
16 24 (1.09%) Marketo
16 24 (1.09%) Red Hat
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £40000 - £50000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Teddington, Middlesex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Hays - Computacenter
Salary: Flexible benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Curve IT Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefits asnd bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hudson IT
Salary: £50000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000-30,000
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £42000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £58000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Accomplish Today Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
C.O.A.L IT Services Ltd
Salary: Package and Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
EY
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
UK
Pharma Division
Salary: Competitive with fantastic benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £48k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago