The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 305 327 329
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +2
Permanent jobs citing Validation 904 1024 1063
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.01% 0.95% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 1.09% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 646 712 729
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £32,000 £29,390
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,674
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.01%

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
78798 94209 98163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.10% 87.55% 85.65%
Number of salaries quoted 64965 77834 80660
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,501
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Validation as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 4 December 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the UK over the 3 months to 4 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +40 842 £47,500 +5.55% 127
London +98 361 £55,000 - 37
South East +16 173 £45,000 - 18
Berkshire +59 75 £55,000 +33.33% 7
North West -22 69 £37,500 - 14
Yorkshire +34 66 £42,500 -7.10% 4
West Midlands -2 59 £37,500 -3.22% 9
City of London +44 52 £53,750 -12.60% 5
East of England -15 50 £42,500 +1.19% 14
South West -33 49 £45,000 +15.38% 21
Manchester +12 48 £35,750 -35.00% 10
West Yorkshire +42 42 £40,000 -15.78% 3
Hampshire +16 41 £45,000 -5.26% 4
Birmingham +18 39 £42,500 +15.64% 2
Reading +62 37 £55,000 +120.00% 3
Wales -4 25 £45,000 +16.88% 4
Bristol +1 24 £47,500 +26.66% 10
South Wales +2 22 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Hertfordshire -2 22 £47,000 -10.47% 1
Leeds +24 19 £40,000 -12.56% 2
Gloucestershire -9 17 £35,000 -22.22% 2
Scotland +19 16 £70,000 +66.66% 2
Sheffield +18 16 £41,250 +12.90% 1
South Yorkshire +6 16 £41,250 +12.90% 1
Farnborough +4 15 £32,500 -14.47% 1
Cambridgeshire -9 15 £40,000 +14.28% 8
Buckinghamshire -29 15 £34,250 -2.14% 1
Fareham +20 14 £45,000 -38.35% 1
Bracknell +18 14 £45,000 +38.46%
Surrey -1 14 £37,500 -25.00% 3

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, IT jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Validation.

1 462 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
2 432 (22.86%) SQL
3 406 (21.48%) Finance
4 389 (20.58%) Degree
5 384 (20.32%) Microsoft
6 283 (14.97%) Project Management
7 278 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
8 239 (12.65%) SQL Server
9 238 (12.59%) MS Excel
10 237 (12.54%) Linux
11 236 (12.49%) Windows
12 230 (12.17%) Java
13 226 (11.96%) Software Engineering
14 221 (11.69%) ITIL
15 216 (11.43%) QA
16 206 (10.90%) C++
17 203 (10.74%) C
18 181 (9.58%) Security Cleared
19 179 (9.47%) Oracle
20 170 (8.99%) C#
20 170 (8.99%) Python
21 158 (8.36%) SDLC
22 149 (7.88%) VMware
23 143 (7.57%) Scrum
24 142 (7.51%) VMware Infrastructure
25 141 (7.46%) Analytics
26 139 (7.35%) Data Validation
27 135 (7.14%) Test Scripting
28 134 (7.09%) Management Information System
29 131 (6.93%) .NET

Validation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 65 (3.44%) IIS
1 65 (3.44%) SharePoint
2 57 (3.02%) SAS
3 44 (2.33%) WebSphere
4 41 (2.17%) JBoss
5 39 (2.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 35 (1.85%) Tomcat
7 34 (1.80%) MS Exchange
8 25 (1.32%) Apache
9 21 (1.11%) CMS
10 18 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
11 16 (0.85%) WebLogic
12 11 (0.58%) Apache Spark
13 10 (0.53%) Confluence
13 10 (0.53%) GlassFish
14 8 (0.42%) Oracle Service Bus
15 7 (0.37%) Skype for Business
16 6 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
17 5 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
17 5 (0.26%) Umbraco
Applications
1 238 (12.59%) MS Excel
2 116 (6.14%) MS Office
3 78 (4.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 39 (2.06%) MS Visio
5 21 (1.11%) SPSS
6 15 (0.79%) Simulink
7 12 (0.63%) MS Project
8 10 (0.53%) GNU Octave
9 8 (0.42%) Photoshop
9 8 (0.42%) Stata
10 7 (0.37%) SOLIDWORKS
11 5 (0.26%) AutoCAD
12 4 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
13 3 (0.16%) GIMP
13 3 (0.16%) InVision
14 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
14 2 (0.11%) InDesign
14 2 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
14 2 (0.11%) S-PLUS
14 2 (0.11%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 26 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (1.16%) assyst
3 16 (0.85%) Oracle BPM
4 14 (0.74%) Northgate Housing
5 11 (0.58%) Orchard Housing
6 9 (0.48%) SAP PM
7 8 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 6 (0.32%) SAP CO
8 6 (0.32%) SAP FI
8 6 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
8 6 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
9 5 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 5 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
9 5 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
9 5 (0.26%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 5 (0.26%) Markit EDM
9 5 (0.26%) OpenText MBPM
9 5 (0.26%) SAP ERP
10 4 (0.21%) FastStats
10 4 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 44 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
3 30 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 28 (1.48%) SaaS
5 18 (0.95%) Mimecast
6 16 (0.85%) IaaS
7 15 (0.79%) Force.com
8 13 (0.69%) PaaS
9 9 (0.48%) Office 365
10 8 (0.42%) GitHub
11 5 (0.26%) Slack
12 4 (0.21%) G Suite
12 4 (0.21%) Google Analytics
12 4 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.16%) AdWords
13 3 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.16%) Google Tag Manager
14 2 (0.11%) Adobe Analytics
14 2 (0.11%) FinancialForce.com
14 2 (0.11%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 92 (4.87%) TCP/IP
2 88 (4.66%) WAN
3 84 (4.44%) DNS
4 80 (4.23%) LAN
5 70 (3.70%) Firewall
6 67 (3.54%) DHCP
7 46 (2.43%) Ethernet
8 43 (2.28%) VPN
9 38 (2.01%) Internet
10 34 (1.80%) SSL
11 30 (1.59%) VoIP
12 28 (1.48%) Intranet
13 27 (1.43%) BGP
14 26 (1.38%) 3G
14 26 (1.38%) OSPF
15 24 (1.27%) Bluetooth
15 24 (1.27%) HTTP
16 22 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
17 19 (1.01%) Wireless
18 16 (0.85%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 239 (12.65%) SQL Server
2 70 (3.70%) Relational Database
3 62 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
4 52 (2.75%) Big Data
5 48 (2.54%) Hadoop
6 45 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
7 41 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
8 39 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 38 (2.01%) MySQL
10 37 (1.96%) Oracle Database
11 33 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 30 (1.59%) RDBMS
13 24 (1.27%) GIS
14 20 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 19 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
15 19 (1.01%) Data Mining
15 19 (1.01%) NoSQL
16 16 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
17 13 (0.69%) MS Access
18 12 (0.63%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 113 (5.98%) Selenium
2 89 (4.71%) Git (software)
3 69 (3.65%) JIRA
4 59 (3.12%) Cucumber
5 49 (2.59%) Jenkins
6 48 (2.54%) Rational DOORS
7 41 (2.17%) Subversion
8 35 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
9 31 (1.64%) Visual Studio
10 30 (1.59%) HP UFT
11 25 (1.32%) JUnit
12 17 (0.90%) Ant
13 16 (0.85%) Appium
14 15 (0.79%) Maven
15 13 (0.69%) Eclipse
15 13 (0.69%) JMeter
15 13 (0.69%) WATIR
16 12 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 10 (0.53%) LabVIEW
17 10 (0.53%) WebDriver
General
1 406 (21.48%) Finance
2 112 (5.93%) Electronics
3 108 (5.71%) Telecoms
4 95 (5.03%) Marketing
5 94 (4.97%) Banking
6 77 (4.07%) Retail
7 61 (3.23%) Manufacturing
8 46 (2.43%) Military
9 38 (2.01%) Advertising
10 36 (1.90%) Aerospace
11 33 (1.75%) Legal
12 30 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
13 27 (1.43%) Investment Banking
14 26 (1.38%) Automotive
15 25 (1.32%) Front Office
16 20 (1.06%) French Language
17 19 (1.01%) Back Office
18 17 (0.90%) German Language
19 16 (0.85%) Financial Institution
20 15 (0.79%) Billing
Job Titles
1 386 (20.42%) Analyst
2 261 (13.81%) Developer
3 149 (7.88%) Architect
4 112 (5.93%) Business Analyst
5 105 (5.56%) Software Engineer
5 105 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
6 103 (5.45%) Consultant
7 73 (3.86%) Test Engineer
8 66 (3.49%) Integration Engineer
9 64 (3.39%) Support Analyst
10 58 (3.07%) Data Analyst
11 56 (2.96%) Senior Analyst
12 48 (2.54%) Design Engineer
13 46 (2.43%) SQL Developer
14 44 (2.33%) Embedded Engineer
15 43 (2.28%) Network Engineer
15 43 (2.28%) SQL Analyst
16 42 (2.22%) Tester
17 40 (2.12%) Solutions Architect
17 40 (2.12%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (6.93%) .NET
2 122 (6.46%) HTML
3 107 (5.66%) Web Services
4 94 (4.97%) CSS
5 78 (4.13%) XML
6 61 (3.23%) SOAP
7 55 (2.91%) Spring
8 51 (2.70%) AngularJS
9 48 (2.54%) HTML5
10 47 (2.49%) JSON
11 38 (2.01%) J2EE
12 37 (1.96%) REST
13 36 (1.90%) jQuery
13 36 (1.90%) Struts
14 32 (1.69%) Node.js
15 28 (1.48%) Visualforce
16 26 (1.38%) Hibernate
17 22 (1.16%) Middleware
18 21 (1.11%) .NET Framework
19 20 (1.06%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 278 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
2 134 (7.09%) Management Information System
3 125 (6.61%) Computer Science
4 103 (5.45%) Mathematics
5 85 (4.50%) Data Centre
6 57 (3.02%) Algorithms
7 43 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
8 38 (2.01%) Physics
8 38 (2.01%) User Experience
9 36 (1.90%) Statistics
10 35 (1.85%) Mobile App
11 30 (1.59%) Clustering
12 29 (1.53%) Virtual Team
13 28 (1.48%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 27 (1.43%) Data Integration
14 27 (1.43%) Visualisation
15 25 (1.32%) Data Structures
15 25 (1.32%) Derivative
16 23 (1.22%) Embedded Systems
17 20 (1.06%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 237 (12.54%) Linux
2 236 (12.49%) Windows
3 92 (4.87%) Unix
4 87 (4.60%) Windows Server
5 65 (3.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 51 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 42 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 40 (2.12%) Windows Server 2003
9 32 (1.69%) Windows 7
10 16 (0.85%) Android
11 15 (0.79%) Windows CE
12 13 (0.69%) Apple iOS
12 13 (0.69%) Embedded Linux
13 10 (0.53%) AIX
14 9 (0.48%) Solaris
15 8 (0.42%) Windows XP
16 5 (0.26%) CentOS
16 5 (0.26%) Windows 10
17 4 (0.21%) VxWorks
17 4 (0.21%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 462 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
2 283 (14.97%) Project Management
3 226 (11.96%) Software Engineering
4 221 (11.69%) ITIL
5 158 (8.36%) SDLC
6 143 (7.57%) Scrum
7 141 (7.46%) Analytics
8 139 (7.35%) Data Validation
9 135 (7.14%) Test Scripting
10 122 (6.46%) Continuous Integration
11 120 (6.35%) User Acceptance Testing
12 115 (6.08%) Business Analysis
13 114 (6.03%) Stakeholder Management
14 104 (5.50%) Data Modelling
14 104 (5.50%) Service Delivery
15 102 (5.40%) SOA
16 99 (5.24%) CRM
17 98 (5.19%) Software Testing
18 94 (4.97%) Data Management
19 91 (4.81%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 432 (22.86%) SQL
2 230 (12.17%) Java
3 206 (10.90%) C++
4 203 (10.74%) C
5 170 (8.99%) C#
5 170 (8.99%) Python
6 119 (6.30%) JavaScript
7 70 (3.70%) Perl
8 59 (3.12%) PL/SQL
9 53 (2.80%) Embedded C
10 42 (2.22%) T-SQL
11 41 (2.17%) R
12 40 (2.12%) VBA
13 33 (1.75%) MATLAB
13 33 (1.75%) Ruby
14 30 (1.59%) VB
15 29 (1.53%) VB.NET
16 27 (1.43%) Apex Code
17 26 (1.38%) Bash Shell
18 24 (1.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 389 (20.58%) Degree
2 181 (9.58%) Security Cleared
3 102 (5.40%) DV Cleared
4 99 (5.24%) SC Cleared
5 79 (4.18%) ISEB
6 60 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
7 57 (3.02%) Cisco Certification
8 45 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
9 39 (2.06%) ISTQB
10 36 (1.90%) MCSE
11 30 (1.59%) CCNP
12 26 (1.38%) PhD
13 24 (1.27%) CCNA
14 23 (1.22%) CISSP
15 22 (1.16%) MCITP
15 22 (1.16%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
15 22 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 18 (0.95%) CCIE
17 15 (0.79%) JNCIA
18 14 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 216 (11.43%) QA
2 131 (6.93%) SLA
3 68 (3.60%) Data Quality
4 31 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 27 (1.43%) ISO 9001
6 20 (1.06%) GAMP
6 20 (1.06%) PCI DSS
7 16 (0.85%) MiFID
8 14 (0.74%) EMIR
8 14 (0.74%) ISO13485
9 13 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 11 (0.58%) Dodd-Frank
11 10 (0.53%) IEC 61508
11 10 (0.53%) MISRA
12 6 (0.32%) CRD IV
13 4 (0.21%) ISO26262
13 4 (0.21%) JTAG
14 3 (0.16%) BS25999
14 3 (0.16%) ISO 9000
14 3 (0.16%) JSP 440
System Software
1 142 (7.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 125 (6.61%) Active Directory
3 72 (3.81%) Hyper-V
4 58 (3.07%) vSphere
5 43 (2.28%) Firmware
6 25 (1.32%) vCloud
7 23 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
8 22 (1.16%) Terminal Services
8 22 (1.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 14 (0.74%) XenApp
10 12 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
11 9 (0.48%) Docker
12 7 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (0.32%) VMware ESX
14 4 (0.21%) XenDesktop
15 3 (0.16%) Apache Flume
15 3 (0.16%) KVM
15 3 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
15 3 (0.16%) Xen
16 2 (0.11%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 36 (1.90%) HP Quality Center
2 31 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
2 31 (1.64%) Puppet
3 29 (1.53%) SCOM
4 22 (1.16%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 19 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
6 18 (0.95%) Ansible
6 18 (0.95%) SCCM
7 14 (0.74%) EdgeSight
8 9 (0.48%) Nagios
9 8 (0.42%) BladeLogic
10 7 (0.37%) Cisco CUCM
10 7 (0.37%) ZABBIX
11 6 (0.32%) Packer
11 6 (0.32%) Rundeck
11 6 (0.32%) SCOrch
12 5 (0.26%) EMC NetWorker
12 5 (0.26%) WSUS
13 4 (0.21%) Cisco UCCE
13 4 (0.21%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 384 (20.32%) Microsoft
2 179 (9.47%) Oracle
3 149 (7.88%) VMware
4 120 (6.35%) Cisco
5 79 (4.18%) Salesforce.com
6 67 (3.54%) HP
7 63 (3.33%) SAP
8 55 (2.91%) Juniper
9 47 (2.49%) IBM
10 35 (1.85%) Citrix
11 30 (1.59%) Red Hat
12 25 (1.32%) Veritas
13 24 (1.27%) EMC
14 19 (1.01%) Symantec
15 18 (0.95%) Cognos
16 17 (0.90%) Google
17 16 (0.85%) Cognizant
17 16 (0.85%) hybris
17 16 (0.85%) Informatica
18 15 (0.79%) Northgate
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen Group
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £21k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Flexible + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Excellent Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Attractive Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Somerset
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £50 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Powys
ISL
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £competitive + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Computer People
Salary: £70000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Talent Spa
Salary: £20k - 25k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Networking People
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + On Call + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Search Consultancy
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Mason Frank International
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + full benefits + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stroud, Gloucestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Engage PSG
Salary: £35 - £45 per annum + PERKS
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Competitive Salary plus Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 4 days ago
West Drayton, Middlesex
Concept Personnel
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Reading Room Ltd
Salary: COMPETITIVE
Posted: 4 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + 15% bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago