Period
to 25 January 2022

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 25 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
Central London > City of London
6 months to
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 158 137 195
Rank change year-on-year -21 +58 +43
Permanent jobs citing Validation 107 83 116
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.71% 1.93% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 2.03% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 98 59 101
10th Percentile £58,286 £50,000 £36,250
25th Percentile £65,000 £52,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £82,500 £67,500 £68,500
Median % change year-on-year +22.22% -1.46% +14.17%
75th Percentile £96,563 £82,500 £85,000
90th Percentile £102,375 £91,000 £120,000
Central London median annual salary £82,500 £67,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +22.22% +12.50% -

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 5,876 4,097 8,577
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 93.76% 95.23% 94.23%
Number of salaries quoted 5,196 3,609 7,480
10th Percentile £44,000 £45,000 £38,000
25th Percentile £56,250 £55,000 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70% +3.85%
75th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £82,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £105,000 £98,750
Central London median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £66,000
% change year-on-year +3.57% +6.06% +1.54%

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 25 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Validation in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 January 2022, 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 77 (71.96%) Finance
2 56 (52.34%) Degree
3 51 (47.66%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (44.86%) Python
5 43 (40.19%) Azure
6 39 (36.45%) Master's Degree
7 34 (31.78%) C#
8 33 (30.84%) AWS
9 32 (29.91%) QA
10 31 (28.97%) NoSQL
11 30 (28.04%) Relational Database
11 30 (28.04%) Software Engineering
12 28 (26.17%) SQL Server
12 28 (26.17%) Microservices
13 27 (25.23%) Social Skills
14 26 (24.30%) DevOps
14 26 (24.30%) C++
14 26 (24.30%) Test Automation
14 26 (24.30%) Enterprise Architecture
15 25 (23.36%) Java
15 25 (23.36%) Technical Leadership
16 24 (22.43%) Model Validation
16 24 (22.43%) Serverless
16 24 (22.43%) Matrix Organization
16 24 (22.43%) JIRA
17 23 (21.50%) Technical Architecture
17 23 (21.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 23 (21.50%) Event-Driven Architecture
17 23 (21.50%) PostgreSQL
17 23 (21.50%) Risk Management

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 22 (20.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (7.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.80%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.80%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 43 (40.19%) Azure
2 33 (30.84%) AWS
3 24 (22.43%) Serverless
4 23 (21.50%) GCP
5 5 (4.67%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (4.67%) Power Platform
6 4 (3.74%) Snowflake
7 3 (2.80%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (2.80%) Lucidchart
8 2 (1.87%) Azure Logic Apps
8 2 (1.87%) Azure Service Bus
8 2 (1.87%) dbt
8 2 (1.87%) Fivetran
8 2 (1.87%) SaaS
9 1 (0.93%) Azure Service Fabric
9 1 (0.93%) BlazeMeter
9 1 (0.93%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.93%) Collibra
9 1 (0.93%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.93%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.93%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (28.97%) NoSQL
2 30 (28.04%) Relational Database
3 28 (26.17%) SQL Server
4 23 (21.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 23 (21.50%) PostgreSQL
5 20 (18.69%) MongoDB
6 9 (8.41%) Tableau
7 7 (6.54%) RDBMS
8 5 (4.67%) Looker
8 5 (4.67%) Power BI
9 4 (3.74%) Amazon Redshift
9 4 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (2.80%) Big Data
10 3 (2.80%) Sisense
11 2 (1.87%) Snowflake Schema
12 1 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
12 1 (0.93%) Data Mart
12 1 (0.93%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 24 (22.43%) JIRA
2 22 (20.56%) Jenkins
2 22 (20.56%) SonarQube
3 20 (18.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (3.74%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.74%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.87%) Artifactory
5 2 (1.87%) GitLab
5 2 (1.87%) Maven
5 2 (1.87%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.93%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.93%) Postman
6 1 (0.93%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.93%) Selenium
6 1 (0.93%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.93%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.93%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio Code
6 1 (0.93%) WebDriver
General
1 77 (71.96%) Finance
2 27 (25.23%) Social Skills
3 21 (19.63%) Influencing Skills
4 20 (18.69%) Presentation Skills
5 19 (17.76%) Advertising
6 17 (15.89%) Banking
7 9 (8.41%) Games
7 9 (8.41%) Retail
8 7 (6.54%) Electronics
8 7 (6.54%) Investment Banking
9 6 (5.61%) Marketing
10 5 (4.67%) Law
11 3 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
12 2 (1.87%) Legal
12 2 (1.87%) Organisational Skills
12 2 (1.87%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.93%) Back Office
13 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.93%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 24 (22.43%) Developer
1 24 (22.43%) Technical Leader
2 17 (15.89%) Analyst
3 13 (12.15%) Quantitative Developer
4 10 (9.35%) Python Developer
5 7 (6.54%) Development Manager
5 7 (6.54%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (5.61%) Data Scientist
6 6 (5.61%) Qualitative Analyst
6 6 (5.61%) Quantitative Analyst
6 6 (5.61%) Senior Data Scientist
6 6 (5.61%) Senior Developer
6 6 (5.61%) Software Development Manager
6 6 (5.61%) Software Manager
7 5 (4.67%) Banking Infrastructure Project Manager
7 5 (4.67%) Banking Project Manager
7 5 (4.67%) C# Quant Developer
7 5 (4.67%) Infrastructure Manager
7 5 (4.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 5 (4.67%) Validation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (19.63%) Node.js
2 20 (18.69%) OAuth
2 20 (18.69%) OAuth2
2 20 (18.69%) OpenID
3 4 (3.74%) SOAP
3 4 (3.74%) Web Services
4 3 (2.80%) REST
4 3 (2.80%) Velocity
5 2 (1.87%) .NET
5 2 (1.87%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.87%) PySpark
5 2 (1.87%) XML
6 1 (0.93%) HTML
6 1 (0.93%) JSON
6 1 (0.93%) RESTful
6 1 (0.93%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 19 (17.76%) Equities
2 19 (17.76%) Exotic Derivative
2 19 (17.76%) Market Risk
3 6 (5.61%) Credit Risk
3 6 (5.61%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.61%) Mobile Games
4 5 (4.67%) Reinsurance
5 4 (3.74%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.80%) User Experience
7 2 (1.87%) CMDB
7 2 (1.87%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.87%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.93%) CESG
8 1 (0.93%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (0.93%) NHS
8 1 (0.93%) Replication
8 1 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.93%) CentOS
1 1 (0.93%) Linux
1 1 (0.93%) SUSE
1 1 (0.93%) Ubuntu
1 1 (0.93%) Unix
1 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2016
1 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (47.66%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (28.04%) Software Engineering
3 28 (26.17%) Microservices
4 26 (24.30%) DevOps
4 26 (24.30%) Enterprise Architecture
4 26 (24.30%) Test Automation
5 25 (23.36%) Technical Leadership
6 24 (22.43%) Matrix Organization
6 24 (22.43%) Model Validation
7 23 (21.50%) Data Privacy
7 23 (21.50%) Event-Driven
7 23 (21.50%) Event-Driven Architecture
7 23 (21.50%) Process Management
7 23 (21.50%) Risk Management
7 23 (21.50%) Technical Architecture
7 23 (21.50%) UML
8 20 (18.69%) Benchmarking
8 20 (18.69%) Code Coverage
8 20 (18.69%) Identity Management
8 20 (18.69%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 48 (44.86%) Python
2 34 (31.78%) C#
3 26 (24.30%) C++
4 25 (23.36%) Java
5 22 (20.56%) SQL
6 10 (9.35%) R
7 6 (5.61%) MATLAB
8 2 (1.87%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.87%) Scala
9 1 (0.93%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.93%) Bash
9 1 (0.93%) C
9 1 (0.93%) Groovy
9 1 (0.93%) PHP
9 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.93%) SOQL
9 1 (0.93%) VBA
Qualifications
1 56 (52.34%) Degree
2 39 (36.45%) Master's Degree
3 18 (16.82%) PhD
4 10 (9.35%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.93%) CBAP
5 1 (0.93%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (0.93%) CLAS
5 1 (0.93%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.93%) ISEB
5 1 (0.93%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.93%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.93%) MCSE
5 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.93%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.93%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (29.91%) QA
2 20 (18.69%) GDPR
3 19 (17.76%) Dodd-Frank
3 19 (17.76%) EMIR
3 19 (17.76%) MiFID
4 5 (4.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (3.74%) Data Quality
6 2 (1.87%) ISO 9001
6 2 (1.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.93%) GRC
7 1 (0.93%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.93%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.93%) NIST
7 1 (0.93%) RMADS
System Software
1 23 (21.50%) Docker
2 2 (1.87%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.87%) Firmware
3 1 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.93%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (21.50%) Kubernetes
2 5 (4.67%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.87%) Terraform
4 1 (0.93%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 1 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.93%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.93%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 23 (21.50%) Oracle
2 13 (12.15%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.61%) Cisco
3 6 (5.61%) Facebook
4 5 (4.67%) Fortinet
4 5 (4.67%) SolarWinds
5 2 (1.87%) Databricks
5 2 (1.87%) Google
5 2 (1.87%) Sybase
6 1 (0.93%) Commvault
6 1 (0.93%) Informatica
6 1 (0.93%) Murex
6 1 (0.93%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.93%) Perfecto Mobile
6 1 (0.93%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.93%) SAP
6 1 (0.93%) Snow
6 1 (0.93%) Veracode
6 1 (0.93%) VMware