Period
to 19 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 162 245 300
Rank change year-on-year +83 +55 -41
Permanent jobs citing Validation 188 96 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.79% 0.90% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.97% 1.01% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 147 87 68
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.18% -8.33% +22.45%
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £98,500 £85,000 £78,625
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +13.64% -8.33% +20.00%

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 the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 9,523 9,481 12,850
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 90.83% 89.20% 89.62%
Number of salaries quoted 8,497 8,622 11,315
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £90,000
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Validation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in the City of London

Validation
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Salary trend for Validation in the City of London

Validation
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in the City of London over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Validation in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Validation.

1 86 (45.74%) Finance
2 60 (31.91%) SQL
3 44 (23.40%) Salesforce.com
4 43 (22.87%) Java
5 38 (20.21%) C++
5 38 (20.21%) Banking
5 38 (20.21%) Mathematics
6 36 (19.15%) Risk Management
6 36 (19.15%) Mason
7 35 (18.62%) Agile Software Development
8 34 (18.09%) R
9 29 (15.43%) Apex Code
9 29 (15.43%) Project Management
10 28 (14.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 28 (14.89%) Linux
10 28 (14.89%) Microsoft
10 28 (14.89%) Data Management
11 27 (14.36%) C#
12 26 (13.83%) MATLAB
12 26 (13.83%) Legal
13 25 (13.30%) Front Office
13 25 (13.30%) Degree
13 25 (13.30%) Visualisation
13 25 (13.30%) Financial Modelling
14 24 (12.77%) Data Warehouse
15 23 (12.23%) Dashboard Development
16 22 (11.70%) Process Improvement
17 21 (11.17%) Law
17 21 (11.17%) Management Information System
17 21 (11.17%) Advertising

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 10 (5.32%) SAS
2 5 (2.66%) CMS
3 3 (1.60%) IIS
3 3 (1.60%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.06%) Apache Geronimo
4 2 (1.06%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.06%) JBoss
4 2 (1.06%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.06%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.06%) WildFly
5 1 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.53%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (2.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.60%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.06%) Moqups
3 2 (1.06%) SPSS
4 1 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.53%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.53%) InVision
4 1 (0.53%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (2.66%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 4 (2.13%) OpenText MBPM
2 4 (2.13%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.53%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.53%) FastStats
3 1 (0.53%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.85%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
2 9 (4.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.06%) GitHub
3 2 (1.06%) SaaS
4 1 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.53%) Force.com
4 1 (0.53%) IaaS
4 1 (0.53%) Office 365
4 1 (0.53%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.26%) DVB
2 7 (3.72%) LAN
2 7 (3.72%) WAN
3 4 (2.13%) HbbTV
4 3 (1.60%) Firewall
5 2 (1.06%) DHCP
5 2 (1.06%) DNS
5 2 (1.06%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.53%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.53%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.53%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.53%) Internet
6 1 (0.53%) IPv4
6 1 (0.53%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.53%) NAS
6 1 (0.53%) Network Security
6 1 (0.53%) SAN
6 1 (0.53%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (0.53%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (12.77%) Data Warehouse
2 20 (10.64%) Relational Database
3 19 (10.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (9.57%) RDBMS
5 9 (4.79%) Big Data
6 8 (4.26%) Data Mining
6 8 (4.26%) SQL Server
7 7 (3.72%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (3.72%) QlikView
8 6 (3.19%) Lumira
9 4 (2.13%) Text Mining
10 3 (1.60%) Hadoop
11 2 (1.06%) InterSystems Cache
12 1 (0.53%) Base SAS
12 1 (0.53%) DB2
12 1 (0.53%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.53%) Power BI
12 1 (0.53%) SAS EBI
12 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (10.11%) JIRA
2 18 (9.57%) ClearCase
3 8 (4.26%) Git (software)
3 8 (4.26%) Subversion
4 3 (1.60%) Selenium
5 2 (1.06%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.06%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.53%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.53%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (0.53%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.53%) Firebug
6 1 (0.53%) JBehave
6 1 (0.53%) JMeter
6 1 (0.53%) JUnit
6 1 (0.53%) MSTest
6 1 (0.53%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.53%) TestNG
6 1 (0.53%) TestRail
6 1 (0.53%) WebDriver
General
1 86 (45.74%) Finance
2 38 (20.21%) Banking
3 26 (13.83%) Legal
4 25 (13.30%) Front Office
5 21 (11.17%) Advertising
5 21 (11.17%) Law
6 20 (10.64%) Back Office
7 17 (9.04%) Investment Banking
8 8 (4.26%) Multimedia
9 3 (1.60%) Marketing
10 2 (1.06%) Games
11 1 (0.53%) Retail
11 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 64 (34.04%) Analyst
2 34 (18.09%) Developer
3 25 (13.30%) Qualitative Analyst
3 25 (13.30%) Quantitative Analyst
4 23 (12.23%) Consultant
4 23 (12.23%) Financial Analyst
4 23 (12.23%) Salesforce Consultant
5 20 (10.64%) Finance Systems Analyst
5 20 (10.64%) Systems Analyst
6 18 (9.57%) Core Java Developer
6 18 (9.57%) Java Developer
6 18 (9.57%) Senior Developer
6 18 (9.57%) Senior Java Developer
7 16 (8.51%) Architect
8 15 (7.98%) Report Analyst
8 15 (7.98%) SQL Developer
9 13 (6.91%) Credit Analyst
10 11 (5.85%) Senior SQL Developer
11 10 (5.32%) Administrator
11 10 (5.32%) Salesforce Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (19.15%) Mason
2 19 (10.11%) Middleware
3 17 (9.04%) J2EE
4 16 (8.51%) Spring
5 11 (5.85%) Visualforce
6 10 (5.32%) .NET
7 9 (4.79%) Hibernate
7 9 (4.79%) J2SE
8 8 (4.26%) D-Bus
8 8 (4.26%) GStreamer
8 8 (4.26%) HEVC
8 8 (4.26%) OpenGL
8 8 (4.26%) Qt
9 7 (3.72%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 7 (3.72%) HTML
10 5 (2.66%) HTML5
11 4 (2.13%) RESTful
11 4 (2.13%) Wayland
11 4 (2.13%) XML
11 4 (2.13%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (14.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 21 (11.17%) Management Information System
3 16 (8.51%) Credit Risk
3 16 (8.51%) Fintech
4 15 (7.98%) Equities
4 15 (7.98%) Hedge funds
4 15 (7.98%) Market Risk
5 14 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (4.79%) Computer Science
6 9 (4.79%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (4.26%) BBC
7 8 (4.26%) Digital TV
7 8 (4.26%) IPTV
7 8 (4.26%) Media Streaming
7 8 (4.26%) MPEG
7 8 (4.26%) STB
7 8 (4.26%) User Experience
8 7 (3.72%) Algorithms
8 7 (3.72%) Mobile App
9 6 (3.19%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (14.89%) Linux
2 19 (10.11%) Solaris
3 18 (9.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 18 (9.57%) Unix
4 12 (6.38%) Windows
5 8 (4.26%) Embedded Linux
6 5 (2.66%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.53%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (0.53%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (20.21%) Mathematics
2 36 (19.15%) Risk Management
3 35 (18.62%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (15.43%) Project Management
5 28 (14.89%) Data Management
6 25 (13.30%) Financial Modelling
6 25 (13.30%) Visualisation
7 23 (12.23%) Dashboard Development
8 22 (11.70%) Process Improvement
9 21 (11.17%) ETL
10 20 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
11 19 (10.11%) Analytics
12 17 (9.04%) Master Data Management
12 17 (9.04%) Presales
13 16 (8.51%) Physics
14 15 (7.98%) CRM
14 15 (7.98%) Data Architecture
14 15 (7.98%) E-Commerce
14 15 (7.98%) Statistical Analysis
14 15 (7.98%) Stochastic Calculus
Programming Languages
1 60 (31.91%) SQL
2 43 (22.87%) Java
3 38 (20.21%) C++
4 34 (18.09%) R
5 29 (15.43%) Apex Code
6 27 (14.36%) C#
7 26 (13.83%) MATLAB
8 18 (9.57%) Python
8 18 (9.57%) Shell Script
9 10 (5.32%) C
10 8 (4.26%) Bash Shell
11 6 (3.19%) JavaScript
12 2 (1.06%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.53%) Scala
13 1 (0.53%) SOQL
13 1 (0.53%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (13.30%) Degree
2 11 (5.85%) Master's Degree
3 4 (2.13%) ISEB
3 4 (2.13%) PhD
4 3 (1.60%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.06%) IIBA
5 2 (1.06%) MCSA
5 2 (1.06%) MCSE
5 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.53%) CCIE
6 1 (0.53%) CCNP
6 1 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.98%) MiFID
2 13 (6.91%) Dodd-Frank
2 13 (6.91%) EMIR
3 10 (5.32%) Data Quality
4 4 (2.13%) OIPF
5 3 (1.60%) QA
6 2 (1.06%) Basel III
7 1 (0.53%) IFRS
7 1 (0.53%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.53%) PMO
7 1 (0.53%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (2.66%) Virtual Desktop
2 3 (1.60%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.06%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.53%) NFS
4 1 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.13%) systemd
2 3 (1.60%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.06%) Puppet
4 1 (0.53%) Cacti
4 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.53%) Nagios
4 1 (0.53%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.53%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 44 (23.40%) Salesforce.com
2 28 (14.89%) Microsoft
3 9 (4.79%) SAP
4 8 (4.26%) Apple
4 8 (4.26%) Arqiva
4 8 (4.26%) BT
4 8 (4.26%) CA
5 7 (3.72%) Adobe
5 7 (3.72%) Oracle
5 7 (3.72%) Tableau
6 6 (3.19%) Teradata
7 4 (2.13%) Broadcom
7 4 (2.13%) IBM
7 4 (2.13%) OpenText
7 4 (2.13%) Pega
8 3 (1.60%) Cisco
8 3 (1.60%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.06%) Google
9 2 (1.06%) Hortonworks
9 2 (1.06%) HP