Period
to 13 June 2021

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 13 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
Central London > City of London
6 months to
13 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 130 176 235
Rank change year-on-year +46 +59 -2
Permanent jobs citing Validation 108 73 90
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 2.09% 1.15% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 1.22% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 88 61 85
10th Percentile £46,250 £39,000 £31,750
25th Percentile £52,500 £41,250 £40,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £86,250
90th Percentile £101,250 £110,000 £107,500
Central London median annual salary £66,250 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +10.42% - +9.09%

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 4,915 5,972 9,390
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 95.22% 94.26% 93.28%
Number of salaries quoted 4,374 5,231 8,374
10th Percentile £43,750 £41,250 £37,500
25th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £106,250 £100,000 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +8.33%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Validation as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Validation in the City of London over the 6 months to 13 June 2021.

Salary histogram for Validation in the City of London

For the 6 months to 13 June 2021, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Validation.

1 55 (50.93%) Finance
2 42 (38.89%) Python
3 38 (35.19%) Social Skills
4 34 (31.48%) Analytics
5 33 (30.56%) Degree
6 32 (29.63%) SQL
7 31 (28.70%) Azure
8 30 (27.78%) Data Validation
9 26 (24.07%) C#
10 23 (21.30%) Java
10 23 (21.30%) Agile Software Development
10 23 (21.30%) Influencing Skills
10 23 (21.30%) Master's Degree
11 22 (20.37%) Data Analysis
11 22 (20.37%) Microsoft Excel
11 22 (20.37%) Mathematics
12 21 (19.44%) Docker
12 21 (19.44%) Project Management
12 21 (19.44%) Enterprise Architecture
13 19 (17.59%) Business Analysis
13 19 (17.59%) Benchmarking
13 19 (17.59%) SQL Server
13 19 (17.59%) Relational Database
13 19 (17.59%) DevOps
13 19 (17.59%) AWS
14 18 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
14 18 (16.67%) Process Management
14 18 (16.67%) Games
14 18 (16.67%) Statistics
14 18 (16.67%) Software Engineering

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 (9.26%) Confluence
2 2 (1.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 22 (20.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (12.96%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (6.48%) FINCAD Analytics
2 5 (4.63%) SAP ERP
3 2 (1.85%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 31 (28.70%) Azure
2 19 (17.59%) AWS
3 17 (15.74%) Serverless
4 16 (14.81%) GCP
5 11 (10.19%) Power Platform
6 7 (6.48%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (3.70%) Microsoft 365
8 3 (2.78%) SaaS
9 2 (1.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (1.85%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.93%) AdWords
10 1 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.93%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.93%) AWS CodeBuild
10 1 (0.93%) AWS CodePipeline
10 1 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.93%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.93%) NUVI
10 1 (0.93%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.85%) Internet
1 2 (1.85%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (0.93%) Firewall
2 1 (0.93%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (0.93%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (17.59%) Relational Database
1 19 (17.59%) SQL Server
2 17 (15.74%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (14.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 16 (14.81%) MongoDB
3 16 (14.81%) NoSQL
4 12 (11.11%) Big Data
4 12 (11.11%) Tableau
5 11 (10.19%) Power BI
6 7 (6.48%) Looker
7 4 (3.70%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.85%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 16 (14.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 16 (14.81%) Jenkins
1 16 (14.81%) SonarQube
2 8 (7.41%) JIRA
3 2 (1.85%) MSI
4 1 (0.93%) JMeter
4 1 (0.93%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 55 (50.93%) Finance
2 38 (35.19%) Social Skills
3 23 (21.30%) Influencing Skills
4 18 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (16.67%) Games
4 18 (16.67%) Presentation Skills
5 12 (11.11%) Organisational Skills
6 10 (9.26%) Marketing
7 8 (7.41%) Banking
7 8 (7.41%) Retail
8 7 (6.48%) Advertising
9 5 (4.63%) Financial Institution
10 3 (2.78%) Front Office
11 2 (1.85%) Back Office
12 1 (0.93%) German Language
12 1 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.93%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 31 (28.70%) Analyst
2 25 (23.15%) Developer
3 19 (17.59%) Data Analyst
4 16 (14.81%) Technical Leader
5 11 (10.19%) IT Manager
5 11 (10.19%) Senior Developer
6 10 (9.26%) Data Scientist
6 10 (9.26%) React Developer
6 10 (9.26%) Senior React Developer
7 8 (7.41%) Business Analyst
7 8 (7.41%) Junior
7 8 (7.41%) SQL Analyst
7 8 (7.41%) SQL Data Analyst
8 7 (6.48%) Banking Analyst
8 7 (6.48%) Banking Business Analyst
8 7 (6.48%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 7 (6.48%) C# Developer
8 7 (6.48%) C# Quant Developer
8 7 (6.48%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 7 (6.48%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (15.74%) Node.js
2 16 (14.81%) OAuth
2 16 (14.81%) OAuth2
2 16 (14.81%) OpenID
3 4 (3.70%) .NET
3 4 (3.70%) React
3 4 (3.70%) XML
4 3 (2.78%) AngularJS
4 3 (2.78%) CSS
4 3 (2.78%) HTML
4 3 (2.78%) HTML5
4 3 (2.78%) Swagger
4 3 (2.78%) Vaadin
4 3 (2.78%) Web Services
5 2 (1.85%) Django
5 2 (1.85%) Middleware
6 1 (0.93%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.93%) JSON
6 1 (0.93%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.26%) Mobile Games
2 7 (6.48%) Equities
2 7 (6.48%) Exotic Derivative
2 7 (6.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 7 (6.48%) Market Risk
3 6 (5.56%) Analytical Mindset
4 2 (1.85%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (1.85%) Private Cloud
4 2 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.85%) User Experience
5 1 (0.93%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.93%) Graphic Design
5 1 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.93%) Motion Graphics
5 1 (0.93%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.70%) Linux
2 3 (2.78%) Windows
3 2 (1.85%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.93%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (31.48%) Analytics
2 30 (27.78%) Data Validation
3 23 (21.30%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (20.37%) Data Analysis
4 22 (20.37%) Mathematics
5 21 (19.44%) Enterprise Architecture
5 21 (19.44%) Project Management
6 19 (17.59%) Benchmarking
6 19 (17.59%) Business Analysis
6 19 (17.59%) DevOps
7 18 (16.67%) Process Management
7 18 (16.67%) Software Engineering
7 18 (16.67%) Statistics
8 17 (15.74%) Data Governance
8 17 (15.74%) Microservices
8 17 (15.74%) Model Validation
8 17 (15.74%) Test Automation
9 16 (14.81%) Matrix Organization
9 16 (14.81%) Strategic Roadmap
9 16 (14.81%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 42 (38.89%) Python
2 32 (29.63%) SQL
3 26 (24.07%) C#
4 23 (21.30%) Java
5 16 (14.81%) C++
6 13 (12.04%) R
7 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.93%) VBA
Qualifications
1 33 (30.56%) Degree
2 23 (21.30%) Master's Degree
3 7 (6.48%) PhD
4 2 (1.85%) MCSE
4 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.85%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.85%) PMP
5 1 (0.93%) CISSP
5 1 (0.93%) GSEC
5 1 (0.93%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (15.74%) Data Quality
2 16 (14.81%) GDPR
2 16 (14.81%) QA
3 11 (10.19%) PMO
4 9 (8.33%) EMIR
4 9 (8.33%) MiFID
5 7 (6.48%) Dodd-Frank
6 5 (4.63%) SLA
7 1 (0.93%) GMP
System Software
1 21 (19.44%) Docker
2 3 (2.78%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.85%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (15.74%) Kubernetes
2 7 (6.48%) FortiGate
3 3 (2.78%) Terraform
4 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.85%) SCCM
5 1 (0.93%) Ansible
5 1 (0.93%) Grafana
Vendors
1 17 (15.74%) Oracle
2 13 (12.04%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.48%) Cisco
3 7 (6.48%) Facebook
3 7 (6.48%) Fortinet
3 7 (6.48%) SolarWinds
4 5 (4.63%) PeopleSoft
4 5 (4.63%) SAP
5 2 (1.85%) Citrix
5 2 (1.85%) Google
5 2 (1.85%) MobileIron
5 2 (1.85%) VMware
6 1 (0.93%) Crimson Hexagon
6 1 (0.93%) Twitter