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 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
UK
Rank 301 341 314
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -27
Permanent jobs citing Validation 825 941 1067
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.98% 0.92% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 1.04% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 570 672 719
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,100 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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
74523 90211 92595
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.77% 88.26% 86.71%
Number of salaries quoted 61273 74883 75830
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,193
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £74,000 £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 23 February 2017 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 23 February 2017. 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 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 +48 763 £45,000 +5.88% 136
London +69 284 £55,000 -8.33% 47
North West +61 123 £35,000 -6.66% 17
South East -31 117 £45,000 +16.88% 16
Manchester +47 94 £37,500 -11.76% 10
City of London +88 80 £60,000 - 13
South West +2 75 £45,000 +5.88% 13
Yorkshire +46 67 £40,000 +6.66% 14
Oldham - 61 - - 5
West Yorkshire +56 50 £38,500 +2.66% 9
West Midlands +25 47 £44,250 +4.11% 6
Berkshire +43 45 £45,000 -14.28% 3
Bristol +24 42 £45,000 +5.88% 9
East of England -27 39 £42,500 +13.33% 13
Leeds +41 35 £38,500 +2.66% 7
Birmingham +24 34 £50,000 +17.64% 3
Scotland -15 22 £48,750 +2.63% 1
Edinburgh +2 21 £52,500 +10.52% 1
Hampshire -21 21 £40,000 +14.28% 7
Reading +57 20 £50,000 +33.33%
Wales +12 19 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Surrey +50 16 £52,500 +23.52% 3
Somerset +14 15 £50,000 -14.89%
Lancashire +5 15 £26,750 -13.70% 4
Hertfordshire -10 15 £46,250 +15.62% 2
South Yorkshire +17 13 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Bracknell +22 12 £22,000 - 1
Sheffield +15 12 £40,000 -5.88%
Cambridgeshire -6 12 £52,500 +49.62% 5
East Sussex -6 11 £30,000 -15.49% 2

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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.

1 410 (23.35%) Degree
2 390 (22.21%) Agile Software Development
3 389 (22.15%) Finance
4 372 (21.18%) SQL
5 288 (16.40%) Analytical Skills
6 286 (16.29%) Microsoft
7 273 (15.55%) Project Management
8 237 (13.50%) Software Engineering
9 230 (13.10%) C++
10 218 (12.41%) Java
10 218 (12.41%) Linux
11 208 (11.85%) ITIL
12 206 (11.73%) C
13 193 (10.99%) QA
14 190 (10.82%) MS Excel
15 179 (10.19%) SQL Server
16 178 (10.14%) Windows
17 171 (9.74%) HTML
18 168 (9.57%) Python
19 161 (9.17%) Computer Science
20 157 (8.94%) Analytics
21 153 (8.71%) Security Cleared
21 153 (8.71%) JavaScript
22 144 (8.20%) SDLC
23 140 (7.97%) Business Analysis
24 134 (7.63%) Oracle
25 128 (7.29%) Scrum
26 127 (7.23%) Continuous Integration
27 124 (7.06%) Web Services
28 123 (7.00%) .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 49 (2.79%) IIS
2 45 (2.56%) SharePoint
3 38 (2.16%) SAS
4 35 (1.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 28 (1.59%) CMS
6 27 (1.54%) Tomcat
7 26 (1.48%) WebSphere
8 24 (1.37%) MS Exchange
9 22 (1.25%) Apache
10 19 (1.08%) JBoss
11 12 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
11 12 (0.68%) WebLogic
12 10 (0.57%) Apache Spark
13 9 (0.51%) Confluence
14 7 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 7 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
15 6 (0.34%) Skype for Business
16 5 (0.28%) GlassFish
16 5 (0.28%) Oracle Service Bus
17 4 (0.23%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 190 (10.82%) MS Excel
2 97 (5.52%) MS Office
3 48 (2.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 37 (2.11%) MS Visio
5 29 (1.65%) SPSS
6 14 (0.80%) Simulink
7 10 (0.57%) GNU Octave
8 9 (0.51%) MS Project
9 8 (0.46%) Stata
10 6 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
11 5 (0.28%) SOLIDWORKS
12 3 (0.17%) Photoshop
13 2 (0.11%) Doxygen
13 2 (0.11%) Pro/ENGINEER
13 2 (0.11%) PTC Creo
13 2 (0.11%) Solid Edge
13 2 (0.11%) Stateflow
13 2 (0.11%) Windchill
14 1 (0.057%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 1 (0.057%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 21 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.68%) assyst
3 11 (0.63%) SAP PM
4 9 (0.51%) Northgate Housing
4 9 (0.51%) Orchard Housing
4 9 (0.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 9 (0.51%) SAP CRM
5 7 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
6 6 (0.34%) OpenText MBPM
7 5 (0.28%) SAP CO
7 5 (0.28%) SAP FI
7 5 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
8 4 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.23%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 3 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.17%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
9 3 (0.17%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 38 (2.16%) SaaS
2 30 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
3 28 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 27 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
6 14 (0.80%) Google Analytics
7 12 (0.68%) Force.com
7 12 (0.68%) Google Tag Manager
7 12 (0.68%) Mimecast
8 8 (0.46%) IaaS
8 8 (0.46%) PaaS
9 7 (0.40%) Office 365
10 5 (0.28%) Slack
11 3 (0.17%) GitHub
11 3 (0.17%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.11%) Google App Engine
12 2 (0.11%) Heroku
13 1 (0.057%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 85 (4.84%) Firewall
2 84 (4.78%) WAN
3 78 (4.44%) LAN
4 77 (4.38%) TCP/IP
5 69 (3.93%) DNS
6 62 (3.53%) DHCP
7 47 (2.68%) Internet
8 39 (2.22%) Wireless
9 30 (1.71%) Ethernet
10 28 (1.59%) VPN
11 23 (1.31%) Bluetooth
11 23 (1.31%) HTTP
12 19 (1.08%) BGP
12 19 (1.08%) RS-232
13 18 (1.03%) Intranet
13 18 (1.03%) OSPF
13 18 (1.03%) Software-Defined Networking
13 18 (1.03%) VoIP
14 16 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
14 16 (0.91%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (10.19%) SQL Server
2 70 (3.99%) MySQL
3 64 (3.64%) Relational Database
4 39 (2.22%) Big Data
5 37 (2.11%) Hadoop
6 32 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 30 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
7 30 (1.71%) Oracle Database
8 26 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 25 (1.42%) RDBMS
10 24 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
10 24 (1.37%) Data Mining
11 16 (0.91%) Oracle Database 10g
11 16 (0.91%) QlikView
11 16 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
12 15 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
13 13 (0.74%) GIS
13 13 (0.74%) NoSQL
13 13 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 11 (0.63%) LogicBlox
Development Applications
1 119 (6.78%) Selenium
2 88 (5.01%) Git (software)
3 74 (4.21%) JIRA
4 72 (4.10%) Cucumber
5 42 (2.39%) Rational DOORS
6 41 (2.33%) Visual Studio
7 38 (2.16%) Subversion
8 32 (1.82%) Jenkins
9 26 (1.48%) JUnit
10 23 (1.31%) HP UFT
11 18 (1.03%) Appium
12 16 (0.91%) Ant
12 16 (0.91%) JMeter
12 16 (0.91%) LoadRunner
12 16 (0.91%) WATIR
13 13 (0.74%) Maven
13 13 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
14 12 (0.68%) SoapUI
14 12 (0.68%) TestNG
15 11 (0.63%) MSI
General
1 389 (22.15%) Finance
2 107 (6.09%) Banking
3 97 (5.52%) Telecoms
4 86 (4.90%) Electronics
5 81 (4.61%) Marketing
6 68 (3.87%) Manufacturing
7 54 (3.08%) Retail
8 53 (3.02%) Legal
9 39 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
10 36 (2.05%) Advertising
11 33 (1.88%) Military
12 30 (1.71%) Financial Institution
13 28 (1.59%) Back Office
14 23 (1.31%) Aerospace
15 21 (1.20%) Investment Banking
16 19 (1.08%) Automotive
17 17 (0.97%) Publishing
18 16 (0.91%) Front Office
19 15 (0.85%) Games
19 15 (0.85%) German Language
Job Titles
1 373 (21.24%) Analyst
2 225 (12.81%) Developer
3 140 (7.97%) Business Analyst
4 114 (6.49%) Consultant
5 111 (6.32%) Architect
6 97 (5.52%) Software Engineer
7 89 (5.07%) Test Engineer
8 77 (4.38%) Systems Engineer
9 64 (3.64%) Embedded Engineer
10 53 (3.02%) Integration Engineer
10 53 (3.02%) Senior Analyst
11 49 (2.79%) Support Analyst
12 45 (2.56%) Network Engineer
13 43 (2.45%) Embedded Software Engineer
14 42 (2.39%) Administrator
15 39 (2.22%) Solutions Architect
16 36 (2.05%) Data Analyst
17 34 (1.94%) Project Manager
18 33 (1.88%) Test Analyst
18 33 (1.88%) Test and Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (9.74%) HTML
2 124 (7.06%) Web Services
3 123 (7.00%) .NET
4 120 (6.83%) CSS
5 89 (5.07%) XML
6 57 (3.25%) jQuery
7 55 (3.13%) AngularJS
8 54 (3.08%) JSON
9 51 (2.90%) SOAP
10 46 (2.62%) REST
11 40 (2.28%) ASP.NET
12 39 (2.22%) Node.js
13 36 (2.05%) HTML5
14 32 (1.82%) RESTful
14 32 (1.82%) Spring
15 31 (1.77%) ASP.NET MVC
16 27 (1.54%) J2EE
16 27 (1.54%) Middleware
17 24 (1.37%) CSS3
18 22 (1.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 288 (16.40%) Analytical Skills
2 161 (9.17%) Computer Science
3 102 (5.81%) Management Information System
4 84 (4.78%) Data Centre
5 72 (4.10%) Algorithms
6 69 (3.93%) User Experience
7 42 (2.39%) Mobile App
8 27 (1.54%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 27 (1.54%) Fintech
9 24 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
10 21 (1.20%) Device Driver
11 20 (1.14%) Life Science
12 19 (1.08%) Credit Risk
12 19 (1.08%) Driving Licence
12 19 (1.08%) Wiki
13 16 (0.91%) Data Structures
13 16 (0.91%) Home Automation
13 16 (0.91%) Social Media
14 15 (0.85%) Virtual Team
15 14 (0.80%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 218 (12.41%) Linux
2 178 (10.14%) Windows
3 74 (4.21%) Windows Server
4 71 (4.04%) Unix
5 40 (2.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 33 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 28 (1.59%) Embedded Linux
8 20 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (0.85%) Windows 7
11 10 (0.57%) Android
12 9 (0.51%) Windows Vista
13 7 (0.40%) Windows 10
14 6 (0.34%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.23%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.17%) AIX
16 3 (0.17%) CentOS
16 3 (0.17%) Solaris
17 2 (0.11%) VMS
17 2 (0.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 390 (22.21%) Agile Software Development
2 273 (15.55%) Project Management
3 237 (13.50%) Software Engineering
4 208 (11.85%) ITIL
5 157 (8.94%) Analytics
6 144 (8.20%) SDLC
7 140 (7.97%) Business Analysis
8 128 (7.29%) Scrum
9 127 (7.23%) Continuous Integration
10 123 (7.00%) Test Scripting
11 118 (6.72%) User Acceptance Testing
12 114 (6.49%) Data Validation
13 109 (6.21%) Mathematics
14 107 (6.09%) Stakeholder Management
15 106 (6.04%) CRM
15 106 (6.04%) Software Testing
16 101 (5.75%) Service Delivery
17 98 (5.58%) Continuous Improvement
18 90 (5.13%) Presales
19 86 (4.90%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 372 (21.18%) SQL
2 230 (13.10%) C++
3 218 (12.41%) Java
4 206 (11.73%) C
5 168 (9.57%) Python
6 153 (8.71%) JavaScript
7 114 (6.49%) C#
8 76 (4.33%) PHP
9 73 (4.16%) Embedded C
10 60 (3.42%) Perl
11 50 (2.85%) MATLAB
12 39 (2.22%) Embedded C++
12 39 (2.22%) R
13 34 (1.94%) VBA
14 32 (1.82%) VB
15 29 (1.65%) PL/SQL
15 29 (1.65%) T-SQL
16 27 (1.54%) Ruby
17 23 (1.31%) Bash Shell
18 22 (1.25%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 410 (23.35%) Degree
2 153 (8.71%) Security Cleared
3 79 (4.50%) DV Cleared
4 78 (4.44%) SC Cleared
5 70 (3.99%) Cisco Certification
5 70 (3.99%) ISEB
6 55 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
7 48 (2.73%) CCNP
8 47 (2.68%) PhD
9 41 (2.33%) ISTQB
10 29 (1.65%) CISSP
11 25 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
12 23 (1.31%) CCIE
13 21 (1.20%) HNC
14 19 (1.08%) HND
14 19 (1.08%) MCSE
15 18 (1.03%) SANS
16 17 (0.97%) CCNA
17 16 (0.91%) JNCIA
18 15 (0.85%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 193 (10.99%) QA
2 107 (6.09%) SLA
3 66 (3.76%) Data Quality
4 24 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 23 (1.31%) MiFID
6 21 (1.20%) EMIR
7 18 (1.03%) PCI DSS
8 12 (0.68%) GAMP
8 12 (0.68%) ISO 9001
8 12 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 10 (0.57%) ISO13485
10 8 (0.46%) MISRA
11 7 (0.40%) Dodd-Frank
12 6 (0.34%) IEC 61508
13 5 (0.28%) GDPR
13 5 (0.28%) GxP
14 4 (0.23%) COBIT
14 4 (0.23%) PMBOK
15 3 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 2 (0.11%) Def Stans
System Software
1 107 (6.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 95 (5.41%) Active Directory
3 70 (3.99%) Firmware
4 68 (3.87%) Hyper-V
5 38 (2.16%) vSphere
6 24 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (0.80%) XenApp
8 13 (0.74%) vCloud
9 12 (0.68%) Terminal Services
9 12 (0.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 9 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
12 5 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.23%) KVM
13 4 (0.23%) Xen
14 3 (0.17%) Apache Flume
14 3 (0.17%) Docker
14 3 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
15 2 (0.11%) QEMU
15 2 (0.11%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 28 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (1.03%) SCCM
4 15 (0.85%) Puppet
4 15 (0.85%) SCOM
5 14 (0.80%) EdgeSight
6 13 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
7 12 (0.68%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 11 (0.63%) Endace
9 8 (0.46%) Ansible
9 8 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 7 (0.40%) BladeLogic
11 5 (0.28%) Nagios
12 4 (0.23%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
13 3 (0.17%) ZABBIX
14 2 (0.11%) Nessus
14 2 (0.11%) Oracle ZFS
14 2 (0.11%) RSA Archer
14 2 (0.11%) SmoothWall
15 1 (0.057%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 286 (16.29%) Microsoft
2 134 (7.63%) Oracle
3 117 (6.66%) Cisco
4 113 (6.44%) VMware
5 76 (4.33%) Juniper
6 61 (3.47%) SAP
7 59 (3.36%) Salesforce.com
8 58 (3.30%) HP
9 47 (2.68%) IBM
10 29 (1.65%) Google
11 27 (1.54%) Citrix
12 23 (1.31%) Red Hat
13 22 (1.25%) hybris
14 19 (1.08%) Atlassian
15 18 (1.03%) F5
16 14 (0.80%) Telerik
17 13 (0.74%) Cognos
17 13 (0.74%) EMC
17 13 (0.74%) Symantec
17 13 (0.74%) Tableau
Selby, North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Plus Bonus Plus Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + PERKS
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Excellent + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
onezeero.
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Circa 45,000
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
I3
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: circa 40,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Arnold Ash Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000
Posted: 16 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Erin Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 to 60,000
Posted: 16 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £20k - 30k per year + package
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + strong benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £39000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Engage PSG
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + PERKS
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
JM
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
onezeero.
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £78,000 per annum + 15% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hudson IT
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Searchability
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Social events, development opportu
Posted: 2 days ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Attractive Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Lewes, East Sussex
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £45000 - £53000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago