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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 298 300 283
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -17
Permanent jobs citing Validation 1017 950 1091
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.96% 0.91% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 1.11% 1.25%
Number of salaries quoted 706 658 798
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +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
87329 85491 87260
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.68% 82.25% 80.08%
Number of salaries quoted 71992 68288 74041
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 23 January 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 23 January 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 0 928 £47,500 +5.55% 190
London -15 316 £54,250 +8.50% 77
South East -15 237 £50,000 +11.11% 48
Berkshire +28 102 £50,000 +6.38% 12
South West +22 102 £45,000 +5.88% 18
City of London +30 95 £49,000 +3.15% 23
East of England +7 80 £52,500 +16.66% 10
Bristol +35 66 £46,000 +15.00% 8
East Midlands +24 64 £34,500 -6.12% 3
Yorkshire -22 51 £37,500 - 9
Reading +17 42 £44,750 -18.63% 6
Hampshire -20 42 £46,500 +3.33% 6
West Midlands +3 41 £42,000 +24.44% 9
Surrey -2 40 £52,500 +26.50% 9
Scotland +34 36 £45,000 -18.18% 7
Cambridgeshire +18 35 £54,250 +20.55% 5
Nottinghamshire +21 34 £30,000 -
North West -12 32 £37,500 +25.00% 12
West Yorkshire -12 30 £35,000 -12.50% 7
Cambridge +11 26 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Nottingham +13 24 £30,000 -
Reigate - 22 £50,000 - 2
Buckinghamshire +7 20 £57,500 +15.00% 2
Hertfordshire -2 20 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Leeds -10 19 £35,000 -12.50%
Maidenhead +17 18 £60,000 +59.72% 3
Warwickshire +8 17 £42,000 +5.00% 1
Gloucestershire +1 17 £41,750 -27.39% 3
Wales -2 16 £35,500 +14.39% 3
Derbyshire +18 15 £37,500 +4.16% 2

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 621 (30.32%) Degree
2 604 (29.49%) Finance
3 586 (28.61%) SQL
4 469 (22.90%) Agile Software Development
5 347 (16.94%) Microsoft
6 321 (15.67%) Analytical Skills
7 307 (14.99%) Project Management
7 307 (14.99%) SQL Server
8 286 (13.96%) Windows
9 272 (13.28%) Oracle
10 232 (11.33%) QA
11 220 (10.74%) Software Engineering
11 220 (10.74%) HTML
12 218 (10.64%) Java
13 217 (10.60%) C#
14 214 (10.45%) MS Excel
15 210 (10.25%) Linux
16 190 (9.28%) UNIX
17 186 (9.08%) JavaScript
17 186 (9.08%) .NET
18 181 (8.84%) Data Validation
19 179 (8.74%) C
19 179 (8.74%) ITIL
20 177 (8.64%) Business Intelligence
21 174 (8.50%) CSS
21 174 (8.50%) Telecoms
22 172 (8.40%) Security Cleared
23 169 (8.25%) C++
24 156 (7.62%) Computer Science
25 155 (7.57%) Mentoring

Validation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 81 (3.96%) SharePoint
2 48 (2.34%) SAS
3 38 (1.86%) IIS
4 32 (1.56%) Tomcat
5 31 (1.51%) CMS
6 22 (1.07%) JBoss
7 17 (0.83%) Oracle Service Bus
8 16 (0.78%) PowerExchange
9 14 (0.68%) WebSphere
9 14 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
10 13 (0.63%) Confluence
10 13 (0.63%) Apache
10 13 (0.63%) MS Exchange
11 12 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
12 11 (0.54%) WebLogic
13 9 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
14 7 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
15 6 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
15 6 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
15 6 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 214 (10.45%) MS Excel
2 94 (4.59%) MS Office
3 45 (2.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 31 (1.51%) MS Project
5 28 (1.37%) MS Visio
6 20 (0.98%) InfoPath
7 18 (0.88%) Simulink
7 18 (0.88%) Photoshop
8 17 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
9 15 (0.73%) Stateflow
10 9 (0.44%) SPSS
10 9 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
11 8 (0.39%) TargetLink
11 8 (0.39%) PowerPivot
12 7 (0.34%) Doxygen
13 4 (0.20%) Stata
13 4 (0.20%) Fireworks
13 4 (0.20%) Adobe Captivate
13 4 (0.20%) LaTeX
14 3 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 22 (1.07%) Oracle BPM
1 22 (1.07%) Radian6
2 21 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
3 17 (0.83%) Google Analytics
4 15 (0.73%) SAP CRM
5 10 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
6 9 (0.44%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 9 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
6 9 (0.44%) Cognos TM1
6 9 (0.44%) Oracle Financials
7 7 (0.34%) ProductWriter
7 7 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
7 7 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
8 6 (0.29%) SAP HR
8 6 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
9 5 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
10 4 (0.20%) PeopleSoft Financials
10 4 (0.20%) SAP ERP
10 4 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
10 4 (0.20%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 59 (2.88%) SaaS
2 30 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
3 17 (0.83%) Force.com
4 9 (0.44%) Office 365
5 6 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.049%) Trello
6 1 (0.049%) LucidChart
6 1 (0.049%) Rackspace Cloud
6 1 (0.049%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.049%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.049%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.049%) Heroku
6 1 (0.049%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 68 (3.32%) Internet
2 64 (3.13%) WAN
3 56 (2.73%) LAN
4 50 (2.44%) Wireless
5 44 (2.15%) Intranet
6 42 (2.05%) TCP/IP
7 39 (1.90%) Firewall
8 31 (1.51%) DSL
8 31 (1.51%) DWDM
9 30 (1.46%) VPN
10 29 (1.42%) MPLS
11 24 (1.17%) Broadband
12 23 (1.12%) Extranet
13 22 (1.07%) IP Telephony
14 21 (1.03%) HTTP
15 19 (0.93%) DNS
16 18 (0.88%) 3G
16 18 (0.88%) SAN
17 17 (0.83%) BGP
18 14 (0.68%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 307 (14.99%) SQL Server
2 139 (6.79%) Data Warehouse
3 116 (5.66%) Relational Database
4 102 (4.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 68 (3.32%) RDBMS
6 66 (3.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 52 (2.54%) MySQL
8 51 (2.49%) Big Data
9 50 (2.44%) Oracle Database
10 47 (2.29%) DB2
11 41 (2.00%) Oracle ODI
12 34 (1.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 31 (1.51%) MS Access
14 29 (1.42%) Data Mining
15 26 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
16 25 (1.22%) SQLPlus
17 22 (1.07%) DataStage
17 22 (1.07%) Oracle Exadata
18 21 (1.03%) BusinessObjects XI
19 20 (0.98%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 105 (5.13%) Visual Studio
2 96 (4.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 92 (4.49%) Subversion
4 84 (4.10%) Rational DOORS
5 74 (3.61%) Selenium
6 63 (3.08%) QuickTest Pro
7 55 (2.69%) NUnit
8 52 (2.54%) Git (software)
9 48 (2.34%) Rhino Mocks
10 47 (2.29%) JIRA
11 35 (1.71%) JUnit
12 33 (1.61%) LoadRunner
13 26 (1.27%) Toad
13 26 (1.27%) Jenkins
14 24 (1.17%) WebDriver
15 20 (0.98%) Artifactory
16 18 (0.88%) Eclipse
16 18 (0.88%) LSMW
17 17 (0.83%) TestNG
18 16 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 604 (29.49%) Finance
2 174 (8.50%) Telecoms
3 143 (6.98%) Banking
4 124 (6.05%) Marketing
5 122 (5.96%) Retail
6 118 (5.76%) Manufacturing
7 79 (3.86%) Pharmaceutical
8 59 (2.88%) Electronics
9 51 (2.49%) Legal
10 46 (2.25%) Billing
11 39 (1.90%) Investment Banking
12 36 (1.76%) Automotive
13 35 (1.71%) Aerospace
14 33 (1.61%) Games
15 32 (1.56%) Advertising
15 32 (1.56%) Front Office
16 24 (1.17%) Military
17 18 (0.88%) Financial Institution
18 16 (0.78%) Back Office
19 12 (0.59%) French Language
Job Titles
1 403 (19.68%) Analyst
2 311 (15.19%) Developer
3 159 (7.76%) Architect
4 129 (6.30%) Business Analyst
5 126 (6.15%) Test Engineer
6 102 (4.98%) Software Engineer
7 101 (4.93%) Consultant
8 91 (4.44%) Systems Engineer
9 76 (3.71%) Senior Developer
9 76 (3.71%) Test Analyst
10 62 (3.03%) Test Manager
11 60 (2.93%) Software Developer
12 59 (2.88%) Solutions Architect
13 56 (2.73%) Data Analyst
14 54 (2.64%) Project Manager
15 52 (2.54%) Senior Analyst
16 51 (2.49%) Designer
17 44 (2.15%) C# Developer
18 43 (2.10%) Senior Test Engineer
19 40 (1.95%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 220 (10.74%) HTML
2 186 (9.08%) .NET
3 174 (8.50%) CSS
4 150 (7.32%) XML
5 117 (5.71%) Web Services
6 85 (4.15%) HTML5
7 70 (3.42%) CSS3
8 60 (2.93%) ASP.NET
9 57 (2.78%) jQuery
10 51 (2.49%) SOAP
11 50 (2.44%) .NET Framework
12 45 (2.20%) JSON
13 43 (2.10%) Ajax
14 36 (1.76%) WCF
15 33 (1.61%) Spring
16 31 (1.51%) RESTful
16 31 (1.51%) Middleware
17 28 (1.37%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 26 (1.27%) JSP
19 25 (1.22%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 321 (15.67%) Analytical Skills
2 156 (7.62%) Computer Science
3 154 (7.52%) Management Information System
4 102 (4.98%) Mathematics
5 62 (3.03%) User Experience
6 56 (2.73%) Life Science
7 44 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
8 33 (1.61%) Client/Server
9 32 (1.56%) Credit Risk
9 32 (1.56%) Embedded Systems
10 31 (1.51%) Open Source
10 31 (1.51%) Algorithms
11 27 (1.32%) Mobile App
11 27 (1.32%) Mainframe
12 26 (1.27%) GIS
13 24 (1.17%) Statistics
14 21 (1.03%) Data Integration
14 21 (1.03%) Market Risk
15 19 (0.93%) Visualisation
16 17 (0.83%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 286 (13.96%) Windows
2 210 (10.25%) Linux
3 190 (9.28%) UNIX
4 44 (2.15%) Solaris
5 39 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (0.93%) Windows 7
8 17 (0.83%) Apple iOS
8 17 (0.83%) Windows XP
9 13 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (0.63%) Android
10 11 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (0.39%) AIX
12 6 (0.29%) Debian
12 6 (0.29%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.29%) Windows Phone
13 5 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
13 5 (0.24%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.24%) VxWorks
14 4 (0.20%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 469 (22.90%) Agile Software Development
2 307 (14.99%) Project Management
3 220 (10.74%) Software Engineering
4 181 (8.84%) Data Validation
5 179 (8.74%) ITIL
6 177 (8.64%) Business Intelligence
7 155 (7.57%) Mentoring
8 150 (7.32%) Waterfall
9 149 (7.28%) Software Testing
10 148 (7.23%) Data Modelling
11 137 (6.69%) Change Management
12 135 (6.59%) Migration
13 133 (6.49%) Test Strategy
14 122 (5.96%) Unit Testing
15 119 (5.81%) Workflow
16 116 (5.66%) ETL
16 116 (5.66%) Test Automation
17 115 (5.62%) Analytics
18 113 (5.52%) Test Planning
18 113 (5.52%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 586 (28.61%) SQL
2 218 (10.64%) Java
3 217 (10.60%) C#
4 186 (9.08%) JavaScript
5 179 (8.74%) C
6 169 (8.25%) C++
7 85 (4.15%) Python
8 81 (3.96%) T-SQL
9 67 (3.27%) PHP
10 60 (2.93%) Perl
11 58 (2.83%) VBA
12 53 (2.59%) PL/SQL
13 46 (2.25%) Shell Script
14 31 (1.51%) VBScript
14 31 (1.51%) VB
15 30 (1.46%) VB.NET
16 25 (1.22%) Bash Shell
17 24 (1.17%) Embedded C
18 22 (1.07%) ABAP
18 22 (1.07%) R
Qualifications
1 621 (30.32%) Degree
2 172 (8.40%) Security Cleared
3 97 (4.74%) ISTQB
4 86 (4.20%) SC Cleared
5 74 (3.61%) ISEB
5 74 (3.61%) DV Cleared
6 73 (3.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 43 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
8 34 (1.66%) CCNP
9 28 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
10 19 (0.93%) PMI Certification
11 17 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
12 16 (0.78%) CISSP
12 16 (0.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 15 (0.73%) HND
14 14 (0.68%) SAP Certification
14 14 (0.68%) CCIP
15 12 (0.59%) CISM
15 12 (0.59%) APMP
16 9 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 232 (11.33%) QA
2 82 (4.00%) ISO 9001
3 70 (3.42%) SLA
4 45 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 41 (2.00%) ISO 9000
6 27 (1.32%) Data Quality
7 21 (1.03%) GAMP
8 17 (0.83%) JSP 440
9 16 (0.78%) ISO 14001
10 14 (0.68%) GxP
11 12 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 10 (0.49%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 10 (0.49%) PCI DSS
13 9 (0.44%) COBIT
14 8 (0.39%) GMP
14 8 (0.39%) DO-178B
15 7 (0.34%) DO-254
16 6 (0.29%) IEC 61508
17 5 (0.24%) Basel III
18 4 (0.20%) HL7
System Software
1 74 (3.61%) Active Directory
2 51 (2.49%) Firmware
3 48 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (0.83%) VMware ESX
5 16 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
5 16 (0.78%) vSphere
6 10 (0.49%) XenApp
7 8 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (0.29%) NFS
9 5 (0.24%) KVM
9 5 (0.24%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 3 (0.15%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.098%) RACF
11 2 (0.098%) vCloud
12 1 (0.049%) Corosync
12 1 (0.049%) Varnish
12 1 (0.049%) FreeRADIUS
12 1 (0.049%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 116 (5.66%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.44%) Puppet
2 9 (0.44%) SCCM
2 9 (0.44%) Tivoli
3 7 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.29%) WMI
4 6 (0.29%) WSUS
4 6 (0.29%) FortiGate
5 5 (0.24%) SCOM
5 5 (0.24%) Ansible
5 5 (0.24%) BladeLogic
5 5 (0.24%) Netcool
5 5 (0.24%) Nagios
5 5 (0.24%) NetBackup
6 4 (0.20%) TeMIP
6 4 (0.20%) OpenView
6 4 (0.20%) HP NNM
6 4 (0.20%) OVPI
6 4 (0.20%) Cobbler
7 3 (0.15%) Control-M
Vendors
1 347 (16.94%) Microsoft
2 272 (13.28%) Oracle
3 125 (6.10%) SAP
4 83 (4.05%) HP
5 80 (3.91%) Business Objects
6 71 (3.47%) IBM
7 69 (3.37%) Cisco
8 68 (3.32%) VMware
9 64 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
10 53 (2.59%) Informatica
11 51 (2.49%) Siebel
12 47 (2.29%) Cognos
13 32 (1.56%) EMC
14 29 (1.42%) Avaya
15 24 (1.17%) TOWER Software
15 24 (1.17%) Google
15 24 (1.17%) Mitel
16 23 (1.12%) Adobe
17 22 (1.07%) Marketo
17 22 (1.07%) ExactTarget
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £65000 Per Annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 Per Annum plus bens plus bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
PMC retail
Posted: 2 days ago
Basildon, Essex
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockton-On-Tees, Cleveland
networx
Salary: Salary £Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Connectus
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum + Pension + Medical + Share Ownership Scheme
Posted: 3 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Connectus
Salary: £34000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
camelot
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
CSC
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
FT Select
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Teddington, Middlesex
networx
Salary: £Competitive Salary + Bonus, Non Con Pension & Private Health
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35-55k, 25 days hol + 8 bank, pension matched to 3%, flexible hours
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Code Red Associates
Salary: 1 year FTC
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Talent International
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago