Period
to 21 August 2018

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 6 months to 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 120 110 137
Rank change year-on-year -10 +27 +6
Permanent jobs citing Validation 36 60 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.41% 2.24% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 2.44% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 21 29 13
Cambridge median annual salary £35,000 £47,500 £43,641
Median salary % change year-on-year -26.32% +8.84% +26.24%
10th Percentile £26,250 £32,500 £33,250
90th Percentile £40,000 £60,250 £60,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £35,000 £45,000 £46,821
% change year-on-year -22.22% -3.89% +6.41%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cambridge
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,414 2,458 2,214
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 94.67% 91.72% 90.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1,640 1,870 1,800
Cambridge median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £67,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +1.12%

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 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Validation in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, IT jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for Validation.

1 21 (58.33%) Degree
2 14 (38.89%) C
3 13 (36.11%) Python
3 13 (36.11%) SDLC
4 10 (27.78%) Test Scripting
4 10 (27.78%) Software Engineering
5 9 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 8 (22.22%) C#
6 8 (22.22%) Unit Testing
6 8 (22.22%) Integration Testing
6 8 (22.22%) Security Cleared
6 8 (22.22%) ARP4754
6 8 (22.22%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (19.44%) Physics
7 7 (19.44%) Java
7 7 (19.44%) Linux
8 6 (16.67%) OOP
8 6 (16.67%) OO
8 6 (16.67%) Windows
8 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 6 (16.67%) HTML
8 6 (16.67%) MySQL
8 6 (16.67%) CSS
8 6 (16.67%) Manufacturing
8 6 (16.67%) Debian
8 6 (16.67%) Computer Science
8 6 (16.67%) Release Management
8 6 (16.67%) jQuery
8 6 (16.67%) Spring
8 6 (16.67%) Logistics

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 (2.78%) SAS
1 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) Ethernet
1 2 (5.56%) Internet
1 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
1 2 (5.56%) Wireless
2 1 (2.78%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) MySQL
1 6 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 4 (11.11%) GIS
3 1 (2.78%) Big Data
3 1 (2.78%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.78%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (2.78%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.78%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.78%) Power BI
3 1 (2.78%) QlikView
3 1 (2.78%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 6 (16.67%) Mercurial
General
1 6 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 5 (13.89%) Electronics
3 4 (11.11%) Billing
3 4 (11.11%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.56%) Marketing
5 1 (2.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (22.22%) Python Engineer
2 6 (16.67%) Team Leader
3 4 (11.11%) Electronics Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Installations Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Technical Leader
3 4 (11.11%) Technical Team Leader
4 3 (8.33%) Design Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Software Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Graduate
5 2 (5.56%) Graduate Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Graduate Web Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Test Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Web Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Analogue Design Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) C++ Consultant
6 1 (2.78%) Principal Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Senior Analogue Design Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Senior Design Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) CSS
1 6 (16.67%) CSS3
1 6 (16.67%) HTML
1 6 (16.67%) HTML5
1 6 (16.67%) jQuery
1 6 (16.67%) Spring
2 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 4 (11.11%) Algorithms
2 4 (11.11%) Data Structures
2 4 (11.11%) Mobile Payment
3 2 (5.56%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.78%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (2.78%) Biotechnology
4 1 (2.78%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.78%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 7 (19.44%) Linux
2 6 (16.67%) Debian
2 6 (16.67%) Windows
3 3 (8.33%) Android
4 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.78%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) SDLC
2 10 (27.78%) Software Engineering
2 10 (27.78%) Test Scripting
3 8 (22.22%) Integration Testing
3 8 (22.22%) Unit Testing
4 7 (19.44%) Physics
5 6 (16.67%) Logistics
5 6 (16.67%) OO
5 6 (16.67%) OOP
5 6 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (16.67%) Release Management
6 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (13.89%) MVC
7 4 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (11.11%) High Availability
7 4 (11.11%) Line Management
7 4 (11.11%) Visualisation
8 3 (8.33%) Behavioural Analysis
8 3 (8.33%) Threat Intelligence
8 3 (8.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (38.89%) C
2 13 (36.11%) Python
3 9 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 8 (22.22%) C#
5 7 (19.44%) Java
6 4 (11.11%) C++
7 3 (8.33%) VB
8 1 (2.78%) Assembly Language
8 1 (2.78%) SQL
8 1 (2.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (58.33%) Degree
2 8 (22.22%) BPSS Clearance
2 8 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 4 (11.11%) HNC
4 2 (5.56%) A+ Certification
4 2 (5.56%) ACDT
4 2 (5.56%) ACHDS
4 2 (5.56%) ACTC
4 2 (5.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (5.56%) MCDST
4 2 (5.56%) MCP
4 2 (5.56%) MCSA
4 2 (5.56%) MCSE
4 2 (5.56%) MCSM
4 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.56%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.22%) ARP4754
2 2 (5.56%) ISO 9001
2 2 (5.56%) SLA
3 1 (2.78%) GDPR
3 1 (2.78%) ISO 13485
3 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.11%) Openreach
3 2 (5.56%) Apple
4 1 (2.78%) QNX
4 1 (2.78%) SAP
4 1 (2.78%) Tableau
4 1 (2.78%) Wind River