The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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 24 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 88 92
Rank change year-on-year +22 +4  
Permanent jobs citing Validation 25 13 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.23% 0.97% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.40% 1.07% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 18 9 7
Median salary £48,750 £52,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +43.83%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £58,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - -5.55%  

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 Edinburgh with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1041 1219 1264
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 92.78% 90.70% 90.41%
Number of salaries quoted 686 801 738
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing Validation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Edinburgh

Validation
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Salary trend for Validation in Edinburgh

Validation
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Validation in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Validation.

1 20 (52.63%) Finance
2 19 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (39.47%) Degree
4 13 (34.21%) Project Management
5 11 (28.95%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (26.32%) Analytics
7 9 (23.68%) Requirements Management
8 8 (21.05%) Requirements Analysis
8 8 (21.05%) Business Analysis
8 8 (21.05%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 8 (21.05%) Manufacturing
8 8 (21.05%) Migration
8 8 (21.05%) Oracle
9 6 (15.79%) PhD
9 6 (15.79%) Electronics
9 6 (15.79%) ASIC
9 6 (15.79%) Banking
9 6 (15.79%) Avionics
9 6 (15.79%) DO-254
10 5 (13.16%) Apache Spark
10 5 (13.16%) Hadoop
10 5 (13.16%) Computer Science
10 5 (13.16%) Retail
10 5 (13.16%) Data Analysis
10 5 (13.16%) Risk Management
10 5 (13.16%) Retail Banking
10 5 (13.16%) SAS
10 5 (13.16%) IBM
11 4 (10.53%) RDBMS
11 4 (10.53%) ERwin

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 5 (13.16%) Apache Spark
1 5 (13.16%) SAS
2 4 (10.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (5.26%) IIS
4 1 (2.63%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (5.26%) IaaS
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) Software-Defined Radio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) Hadoop
2 4 (10.53%) Apache Hive
2 4 (10.53%) Data Mining
2 4 (10.53%) HBase
2 4 (10.53%) RDBMS
2 4 (10.53%) Relational Database
2 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) ERwin
2 3 (7.89%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.63%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.63%) JIRA
3 1 (2.63%) Subversion
3 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (52.63%) Finance
2 8 (21.05%) Manufacturing
3 6 (15.79%) Avionics
3 6 (15.79%) Banking
3 6 (15.79%) Electronics
4 5 (13.16%) Retail
4 5 (13.16%) Retail Banking
5 4 (10.53%) Legal
6 1 (2.63%) Marketing
6 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Analyst
2 9 (23.68%) Business Analyst
3 4 (10.53%) Architect
3 4 (10.53%) Data Architect
3 4 (10.53%) Senior Architect
3 4 (10.53%) Senior Data Architect
4 3 (7.89%) ASIC Design Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) ASIC Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Design Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Digital Design Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Principal Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) C Software Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Disaster Recovery Manager
6 1 (2.63%) FPGA Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) Kafka
2 1 (2.63%) Ajax
2 1 (2.63%) JSON
2 1 (2.63%) RSS
2 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (21.05%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 6 (15.79%) ASIC
4 5 (13.16%) Computer Science
5 4 (10.53%) Credit Risk
5 4 (10.53%) Taxonomies
6 3 (7.89%) Virtual Team
7 1 (2.63%) Client/Server
7 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
7 1 (2.63%) Mainframe
7 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
7 1 (2.63%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Linux
2 2 (5.26%) Unix
2 2 (5.26%) Windows
2 2 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (34.21%) Project Management
2 11 (28.95%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (26.32%) Analytics
4 9 (23.68%) Requirements Management
5 8 (21.05%) Business Analysis
5 8 (21.05%) Migration
5 8 (21.05%) Requirements Analysis
6 5 (13.16%) Data Analysis
6 5 (13.16%) Risk Management
7 4 (10.53%) Benchmarking
7 4 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (10.53%) Data Architecture
7 4 (10.53%) Data Management
7 4 (10.53%) Data Modelling
7 4 (10.53%) Data Security
7 4 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (10.53%) ETL
7 4 (10.53%) Numerical Analysis
7 4 (10.53%) Ontologies
7 4 (10.53%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.53%) C
1 4 (10.53%) MATLAB
2 2 (5.26%) Bash Shell
2 2 (5.26%) C++
2 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.63%) Embedded C++
3 1 (2.63%) Java
3 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.63%) PHP
3 1 (2.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (39.47%) Degree
2 6 (15.79%) PhD
3 1 (2.63%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) DO-254
2 1 (2.63%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.63%) DO-178B
2 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) Hyper-V
1 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) Oracle
2 5 (13.16%) IBM
3 4 (10.53%) Teradata
4 3 (7.89%) Cadence
4 3 (7.89%) Synopsys
5 2 (5.26%) Cisco
5 2 (5.26%) Dell
5 2 (5.26%) HP
5 2 (5.26%) VMware
6 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.63%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 1 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.63%) Xilinx
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