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

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 288 273 268
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -5
Permanent jobs citing Validation 1075 1097 1245
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.94% 1.03% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 1.27% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 782 803 949
Average salary £46,250 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.82% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,750
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £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
93510 86325 93089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 81.88% 81.09% 79.05%
Number of salaries quoted 74602 70783 78760
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.26%
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 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 15 September 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 15 September 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 -23 974 £47,500 +11.76% 150
London +9 401 £52,000 +4.00% 64
South East -69 221 £50,000 +17.64% 31
City of London +40 98 £49,000 +8.88% 22
East of England -12 88 £42,500 +6.25% 16
North West +17 84 £37,500 -16.66% 11
Surrey +7 56 £48,750 -2.50% 7
South West -1 54 £44,250 +18.00% 9
West Midlands -16 47 £37,500 -2.59% 4
Berkshire -43 44 £60,000 +41.17% 5
Manchester -5 40 £37,500 -16.66% 4
West Sussex -4 38 £58,500 +56.00% 4
Yorkshire -52 37 £38,500 -2.53% 7
Hampshire -28 36 £50,000 +11.11% 7
Cheshire +13 35 £34,500 -29.23% 2
Scotland -3 34 £36,250 -3.33% 6
Bristol -1 33 £55,000 +29.41% 5
East Midlands -40 29 £40,000 +11.11% 7
Cambridge -4 28 £47,250 -37.00% 4
Cambridgeshire -16 28 £47,250 +2.16% 4
Reigate - 28 £42,500 -
Wales +14 26 £33,500 -29.47% 11
Horsham +6 25 £60,000 +60.00% 1
West Yorkshire -47 25 £42,000 +10.52% 1
Hertfordshire +8 24 £32,500 -7.80% 6
Buckinghamshire -6 23 £55,000 +44.73% 2
Essex +9 20 £48,750 +30.00% 2
Reading -25 20 £60,000 +25.00% 2
South Wales +16 19 £29,129 -16.92% 11
Hounslow -7 17 £44,250 -1.66%

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 September 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.

1 655 (28.38%) Finance
2 606 (26.26%) Degree
3 588 (25.48%) SQL
4 471 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
5 358 (15.51%) Microsoft
6 345 (14.95%) Oracle
7 337 (14.60%) Project Management
8 321 (13.91%) Analytical Skills
9 308 (13.34%) SQL Server
10 298 (12.91%) QA
11 284 (12.31%) Java
12 282 (12.22%) Windows
13 263 (11.40%) UNIX
14 220 (9.53%) Telecoms
14 220 (9.53%) C#
14 220 (9.53%) Data Validation
15 219 (9.49%) ITIL
15 219 (9.49%) Business Analysis
16 215 (9.32%) Linux
17 211 (9.14%) HTML
18 207 (8.97%) Business Intelligence
19 202 (8.75%) .NET
20 200 (8.67%) Software Engineering
21 196 (8.49%) Computer Science
21 196 (8.49%) JavaScript
22 195 (8.45%) MS Excel
23 190 (8.23%) C++
24 182 (7.89%) Banking
24 182 (7.89%) Relational Database
25 174 (7.54%) Management Information System

Validation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 61 (2.64%) SAS
2 60 (2.60%) SharePoint
3 40 (1.73%) Tomcat
4 39 (1.69%) IIS
5 35 (1.52%) CMS
6 32 (1.39%) FileNet
7 29 (1.26%) WebSphere
8 24 (1.04%) Documentum
9 20 (0.87%) WebLogic
10 15 (0.65%) Apache
11 13 (0.56%) MS Exchange
11 13 (0.56%) Confluence
12 12 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
12 12 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
13 10 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
14 9 (0.39%) CICS
14 9 (0.39%) NetWeaver
15 8 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
16 6 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
16 6 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 195 (8.45%) MS Excel
2 114 (4.94%) MS Office
3 65 (2.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 48 (2.08%) MS Project
5 46 (1.99%) MS Visio
6 24 (1.04%) Simulink
7 22 (0.95%) Photoshop
8 21 (0.91%) SPSS
9 20 (0.87%) OmniGraffle
10 12 (0.52%) Stateflow
11 10 (0.43%) TargetLink
12 8 (0.35%) InfoPath
12 8 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
13 6 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
13 6 (0.26%) Doxygen
14 5 (0.22%) Stata
15 4 (0.17%) S-PLUS
16 2 (0.087%) Fireworks
17 1 (0.043%) FastStats
17 1 (0.043%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 32 (1.39%) Oracle Financials
2 24 (1.04%) HFM
3 22 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
4 20 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
5 17 (0.74%) Oracle General Ledger
6 15 (0.65%) Oracle Payables
7 13 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
8 12 (0.52%) Google Analytics
9 9 (0.39%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 9 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
10 8 (0.35%) SAP MDM
10 8 (0.35%) SAP Bank Analyzer
10 8 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
11 7 (0.30%) SAP IS-U
11 7 (0.30%) SAP ERP
11 7 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
12 6 (0.26%) MFGPRO
12 6 (0.26%) Summit
13 5 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 5 (0.22%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 40 (1.73%) SaaS
2 20 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
3 17 (0.74%) LucidChart
4 13 (0.56%) Force.com
5 3 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.13%) Office 365
6 1 (0.043%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 93 (4.03%) Internet
2 78 (3.38%) TCP/IP
3 55 (2.38%) Firewall
4 43 (1.86%) LAN
5 39 (1.69%) MPLS
6 36 (1.56%) WAN
6 36 (1.56%) DNS
7 35 (1.52%) Broadband
7 35 (1.52%) BGP
8 30 (1.30%) Wireless
8 30 (1.30%) HTTP
9 27 (1.17%) Intranet
10 24 (1.04%) 3G
10 24 (1.04%) DHCP
11 23 (1.00%) LTE
12 22 (0.95%) NAS
13 20 (0.87%) VPN
13 20 (0.87%) OSPF
14 19 (0.82%) SNMP
14 19 (0.82%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 308 (13.34%) SQL Server
2 182 (7.89%) Relational Database
3 168 (7.28%) Data Warehouse
4 128 (5.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 117 (5.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 79 (3.42%) RDBMS
7 64 (2.77%) Oracle Database
8 53 (2.30%) Big Data
8 53 (2.30%) MySQL
9 49 (2.12%) Oracle BI EE
10 48 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
11 47 (2.04%) Data Mining
12 39 (1.69%) OLTP
13 38 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 37 (1.60%) Oracle Database 11g
14 37 (1.60%) DB2
15 33 (1.43%) DataStage
16 29 (1.26%) MS Access
17 28 (1.21%) Oracle ODI
18 26 (1.13%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 87 (3.77%) Visual Studio
2 79 (3.42%) Selenium
3 67 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 58 (2.51%) QuickTest Pro
5 57 (2.47%) NUnit
6 49 (2.12%) Subversion
7 44 (1.91%) Rhino Mocks
7 44 (1.91%) Rational DOORS
8 43 (1.86%) Toad
9 37 (1.60%) JUnit
10 36 (1.56%) JIRA
11 29 (1.26%) Git (software)
12 25 (1.08%) Axure RP
13 23 (1.00%) Jenkins
14 20 (0.87%) Eclipse
14 20 (0.87%) LoadRunner
15 19 (0.82%) SilkPerformer
15 19 (0.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 18 (0.78%) WebDriver
17 14 (0.61%) LSMW
General
1 655 (28.38%) Finance
2 220 (9.53%) Telecoms
3 182 (7.89%) Banking
4 123 (5.33%) Marketing
5 106 (4.59%) Retail
6 99 (4.29%) Pharmaceutical
7 75 (3.25%) Manufacturing
8 71 (3.08%) Legal
9 66 (2.86%) Investment Banking
10 65 (2.82%) Electronics
11 56 (2.43%) Billing
12 50 (2.17%) Aerospace
13 44 (1.91%) Advertising
14 36 (1.56%) Automotive
14 36 (1.56%) Financial Institution
14 36 (1.56%) French Language
15 35 (1.52%) German Language
16 33 (1.43%) Military
17 31 (1.34%) Back Office
17 31 (1.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 568 (24.61%) Analyst
2 373 (16.16%) Developer
3 250 (10.83%) Business Analyst
4 138 (5.98%) Consultant
5 131 (5.68%) Test Engineer
6 123 (5.33%) Software Engineer
7 116 (5.03%) Architect
8 89 (3.86%) Senior Developer
9 83 (3.60%) Test Manager
10 76 (3.29%) Senior Analyst
11 75 (3.25%) Test Analyst
12 73 (3.16%) Design Engineer
13 71 (3.08%) Systems Engineer
14 65 (2.82%) Data Analyst
15 63 (2.73%) Software Developer
16 62 (2.69%) Senior Test Engineer
17 57 (2.47%) Project Manager
18 52 (2.25%) Senior Design Engineer
19 47 (2.04%) Support Engineer
19 47 (2.04%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 211 (9.14%) HTML
2 202 (8.75%) .NET
3 160 (6.93%) CSS
3 160 (6.93%) XML
4 100 (4.33%) Web Services
5 85 (3.68%) HTML5
6 71 (3.08%) CSS3
7 68 (2.95%) jQuery
8 55 (2.38%) Ajax
9 54 (2.34%) .NET Framework
10 53 (2.30%) SOAP
10 53 (2.30%) ASP.NET
11 49 (2.12%) WCF
12 45 (1.95%) Spring
13 42 (1.82%) Middleware
14 39 (1.69%) Swing
15 32 (1.39%) STL
15 32 (1.39%) XSD
16 31 (1.34%) XSLT
17 30 (1.30%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 321 (13.91%) Analytical Skills
2 196 (8.49%) Computer Science
3 174 (7.54%) Management Information System
4 85 (3.68%) Mathematics
5 67 (2.90%) User Experience
6 58 (2.51%) Life Science
6 58 (2.51%) Statistics
7 52 (2.25%) Credit Risk
8 45 (1.95%) Firmware
8 45 (1.95%) Open Source
9 39 (1.69%) iPad
10 37 (1.60%) Mainframe
11 28 (1.21%) Physics
11 28 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
12 26 (1.13%) Economics
13 25 (1.08%) Client/Server
14 23 (1.00%) Embedded Systems
15 22 (0.95%) Digital Media
15 22 (0.95%) Mobile App
15 22 (0.95%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 282 (12.22%) Windows
2 263 (11.40%) UNIX
3 215 (9.32%) Linux
4 79 (3.42%) Solaris
5 62 (2.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 48 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 31 (1.34%) Windows XP
8 29 (1.26%) Apple iOS
9 25 (1.08%) Windows 7
10 24 (1.04%) Android
11 13 (0.56%) AIX
12 12 (0.52%) Debian
12 12 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 9 (0.39%) zOS
15 7 (0.30%) Ubuntu
15 7 (0.30%) HPUX
16 6 (0.26%) Mac OS X
17 5 (0.22%) Windows Vista
18 4 (0.17%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 471 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
2 337 (14.60%) Project Management
3 220 (9.53%) Data Validation
4 219 (9.49%) ITIL
4 219 (9.49%) Business Analysis
5 207 (8.97%) Business Intelligence
6 200 (8.67%) Software Engineering
7 156 (6.76%) Workflow
8 138 (5.98%) Software Testing
9 137 (5.94%) PRINCE2
10 136 (5.89%) Change Management
11 133 (5.76%) ETL
12 126 (5.46%) Migration
13 124 (5.37%) Test Automation
14 123 (5.33%) Unit Testing
15 117 (5.07%) Test Strategy
16 116 (5.03%) Scrum
17 115 (4.98%) Data Analysis
18 114 (4.94%) Data Modelling
19 111 (4.81%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 588 (25.48%) SQL
2 284 (12.31%) Java
3 220 (9.53%) C#
4 196 (8.49%) JavaScript
5 190 (8.23%) C++
6 167 (7.24%) C
7 104 (4.51%) Python
8 73 (3.16%) PHP
8 73 (3.16%) PL/SQL
9 71 (3.08%) T-SQL
10 66 (2.86%) Perl
11 49 (2.12%) MATLAB
12 44 (1.91%) VBA
13 40 (1.73%) VB
14 37 (1.60%) R
15 33 (1.43%) Delphi
16 27 (1.17%) Ruby
17 26 (1.13%) Shell Script
18 24 (1.04%) PowerShell
18 24 (1.04%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 606 (26.26%) Degree
2 130 (5.63%) Security Cleared
3 105 (4.55%) ISEB
4 88 (3.81%) ISTQB
5 73 (3.16%) SC Cleared
6 47 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
7 42 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 41 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
9 33 (1.43%) CIMA
9 33 (1.43%) DV Cleared
10 25 (1.08%) CIPD
11 24 (1.04%) CCNP
12 19 (0.82%) MCSE
13 18 (0.78%) CISSP
13 18 (0.78%) CCNA
14 17 (0.74%) HND
14 17 (0.74%) PMI Certification
15 16 (0.69%) PMP
16 15 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 15 (0.65%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 298 (12.91%) QA
2 83 (3.60%) SLA
3 80 (3.47%) ISO 9001
4 26 (1.13%) GxP
5 24 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 23 (1.00%) GAMP
6 23 (1.00%) Data Quality
7 19 (0.82%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 15 (0.65%) GCP
8 15 (0.65%) GMP
9 13 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 12 (0.52%) PCI DSS
11 8 (0.35%) EMIR
12 7 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
13 6 (0.26%) Basel III
13 6 (0.26%) COBIT
14 5 (0.22%) DO-160
15 4 (0.17%) HL7
15 4 (0.17%) GLP
15 4 (0.17%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 77 (3.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 56 (2.43%) Active Directory
3 28 (1.21%) VMware ESX
4 18 (0.78%) Hyper-V
5 15 (0.65%) vSphere
5 15 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
6 10 (0.43%) RACF
7 9 (0.39%) KVM
7 9 (0.39%) Forefront TMG
8 8 (0.35%) Terminal Services
8 8 (0.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 5 (0.22%) Corosync
9 5 (0.22%) Squid
9 5 (0.22%) XenApp
10 3 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.087%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.087%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.087%) ACF2
12 1 (0.043%) RHEV
12 1 (0.043%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 74 (3.21%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (0.61%) Tivoli
4 13 (0.56%) SCCM
5 9 (0.39%) Puppet
6 8 (0.35%) FortiGate
6 8 (0.35%) OVPI
6 8 (0.35%) SCOM
6 8 (0.35%) HP NNM
6 8 (0.35%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 8 (0.35%) OpenView
6 8 (0.35%) Netcool
6 8 (0.35%) TeMIP
7 6 (0.26%) EMC NetWorker
8 5 (0.22%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.17%) Cobbler
10 3 (0.13%) Nagios
10 3 (0.13%) Ansible
11 2 (0.087%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 2 (0.087%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 358 (15.51%) Microsoft
2 345 (14.95%) Oracle
3 129 (5.59%) SAP
4 102 (4.42%) VMware
5 100 (4.33%) Business Objects
6 98 (4.25%) IBM
7 89 (3.86%) HP
8 80 (3.47%) Cisco
9 56 (2.43%) Cognos
10 41 (1.78%) EMC
11 36 (1.56%) Siebel
12 35 (1.52%) Juniper
12 35 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
13 31 (1.34%) Remedy
14 30 (1.30%) MicroStrategy
15 28 (1.21%) Sun
16 27 (1.17%) JBoss
17 26 (1.13%) Red Hat
18 25 (1.08%) NetApp
19 24 (1.04%) Informatica
Thames Ditton, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 55 minutes ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Assurant Solutions
Salary: Salary + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Salary: benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Salary: benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Spring Technology
Salary: £65000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £55000 Per Annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
JM
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + medical insurance,pension,Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Salary: benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chertsey, Surrey
Rushworths
Salary: Competitive base + bonus, car/ car allowance & benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Suffolk
Roc Search
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Churchill Frank
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
TDX Group
Salary: Unspecified Competitive basic, plus up to 20% bonus, private healthcar
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £50000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago