The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for Validation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 101 103
Rank change year-on-year +8 +2  
Permanent jobs citing Validation 27 10 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.98% 0.84% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.25% 0.95% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 10 5 11
Median salary £41,500 £40,000 £34,569
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% +15.71%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,000 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £42,500 £46,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +1.17% -3.40%  

Validation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Cambridge
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1198 1051 1235
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 88.02% 88.77% 86.67%
Number of salaries quoted 4265 3259 4279
Median salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.69% +2.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £58,750 £66,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings citing Validation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Cambridge

Validation
Salary Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Validation in Cambridge.

Salary trend for Validation in Cambridge

Validation
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Cambridge over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Validation in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 across the Cambridge region with a requirement for Validation.

1 31 (64.58%) Software Engineering
2 22 (45.83%) Java
2 22 (45.83%) Degree
3 19 (39.58%) Computer Science
3 19 (39.58%) Relational Database
3 19 (39.58%) MySQL
4 18 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (35.42%) Finance
6 16 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 14 (29.17%) SQL
8 12 (25.00%) Workflow
9 11 (22.92%) Debian
9 11 (22.92%) Regression Testing
9 11 (22.92%) JavaScript
9 11 (22.92%) C#
9 11 (22.92%) C++
9 11 (22.92%) HTML
9 11 (22.92%) Linux
9 11 (22.92%) OOP
9 11 (22.92%) OO
9 11 (22.92%) Visual Studio
9 11 (22.92%) CSS
9 11 (22.92%) Microsoft
9 11 (22.92%) Code Coverage
9 11 (22.92%) TDD
9 11 (22.92%) NUnit
9 11 (22.92%) Spring
9 11 (22.92%) Workflow Management
9 11 (22.92%) Logistics
9 11 (22.92%) Web Development

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 4 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.08%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (2.08%) SAP CO
2 1 (2.08%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.08%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (2.08%) SAP R/3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (39.58%) MySQL
1 19 (39.58%) Relational Database
2 16 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 8 (16.67%) Geospatial Data
3 8 (16.67%) GIS
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.08%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 11 (22.92%) Mercurial
1 11 (22.92%) NUnit
1 11 (22.92%) Rhino Mocks
1 11 (22.92%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.08%) Toad
General
1 17 (35.42%) Finance
2 7 (14.58%) Manufacturing
3 6 (12.50%) Electronics
4 4 (8.33%) Marketing
4 4 (8.33%) Telecoms
5 2 (4.17%) Automotive
5 2 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (2.08%) Billing
6 1 (2.08%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (62.50%) Developer
2 11 (22.92%) C# Developer
2 11 (22.92%) Developer in Test
2 11 (22.92%) Graduate
2 11 (22.92%) Graduate Developer
2 11 (22.92%) Graduate Web Developer
2 11 (22.92%) Web Developer
3 9 (18.75%) C++ Developer
3 9 (18.75%) C++/C# Developer
3 9 (18.75%) C++/Java Developer
3 9 (18.75%) Java Developer
4 8 (16.67%) Analytics Developer
4 8 (16.67%) Report Developer
5 5 (10.42%) Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) Designer
5 5 (10.42%) Senior Designer
5 5 (10.42%) Senior UX Designer
5 5 (10.42%) UX Designer
6 4 (8.33%) Audio Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Electronics Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.92%) CSS
1 11 (22.92%) CSS3
1 11 (22.92%) HTML
1 11 (22.92%) HTML5
1 11 (22.92%) jQuery
1 11 (22.92%) Spring
2 8 (16.67%) Google Maps API
3 5 (10.42%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (39.58%) Computer Science
2 9 (18.75%) Management Information System
3 5 (10.42%) User Experience
4 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.08%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.92%) Android
1 11 (22.92%) Debian
1 11 (22.92%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (64.58%) Software Engineering
2 18 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (25.00%) Workflow
4 11 (22.92%) Android Development
4 11 (22.92%) Code Coverage
4 11 (22.92%) Exploratory Testing
4 11 (22.92%) Financial Modelling
4 11 (22.92%) Logistics
4 11 (22.92%) Mathematics
4 11 (22.92%) OO
4 11 (22.92%) OOP
4 11 (22.92%) Performance Testing
4 11 (22.92%) Regression Testing
4 11 (22.92%) Release Management
4 11 (22.92%) TDD
4 11 (22.92%) Test Automation
4 11 (22.92%) Unit Testing
4 11 (22.92%) User Stories
4 11 (22.92%) Web Development
4 11 (22.92%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (45.83%) Java
2 14 (29.17%) SQL
3 11 (22.92%) C#
3 11 (22.92%) C++
3 11 (22.92%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.08%) C
4 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (45.83%) Degree
2 11 (22.92%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (2.08%) ACCA
3 1 (2.08%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) Data Quality
1 2 (4.17%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.08%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (2.08%) GAMP
2 1 (2.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (22.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (22.92%) Microsoft
2 8 (16.67%) Google
3 5 (10.42%) RedGate
3 5 (10.42%) SAP
4 4 (8.33%) EMC
5 1 (2.08%) Cognos
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle