Period
to 16 December 2017

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 6 months to 16 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 110 139
Rank change year-on-year +10 +29 +11
Permanent jobs citing Validation 47 22 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.79% 0.97% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.97% 1.04% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 36 10 12
Edinburgh median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% -9.09% +18.92%
10th Percentile £42,500 £31,125 £41,700
90th Percentile £61,250 £67,425 £72,000
Scotland median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year +15.00% -2.91% +21.18%

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 Edinburgh with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2390 2108 2789
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 91.26% 92.58% 92.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1467 1402 1766
Edinburgh median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +1.12% +5.95%
10th Percentile £27,000 £30,000 £27,750
90th Percentile £66,100 £70,000 £65,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Validation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

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 6 months to 16 December 2017.

Salary histogram for Validation in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 34 (72.34%) Windows
2 31 (65.96%) Microsoft
3 30 (63.83%) PowerShell
4 29 (61.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (61.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 29 (61.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (61.70%) Windows Server
5 28 (59.57%) ITIL
6 27 (57.45%) VMware
6 27 (57.45%) Cisco
6 27 (57.45%) Active Directory
6 27 (57.45%) Performance Management
7 26 (55.32%) Virtual Team
8 20 (42.55%) SQL
9 19 (40.43%) Analytical Skills
10 17 (36.17%) SQL Server
11 16 (34.04%) Opscode Chef
12 15 (31.91%) Continuous Delivery
12 15 (31.91%) Cloud Computing
12 15 (31.91%) vSphere
13 14 (29.79%) Capacity Planning
13 14 (29.79%) ITIL V3
13 14 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
13 14 (29.79%) IIS
13 14 (29.79%) HP
13 14 (29.79%) EMC
13 14 (29.79%) Azure Active Directory
13 14 (29.79%) EMC VNX
14 13 (27.66%) Mentoring
14 13 (27.66%) Coaching

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 14 (29.79%) IIS
2 3 (6.38%) Apache Spark
3 2 (4.26%) SAS
3 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.13%) Apache
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 29 (61.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (31.91%) Cloud Computing
3 14 (29.79%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (27.66%) DHCP
1 13 (27.66%) DNS
1 13 (27.66%) Internet
2 1 (2.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (36.17%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.38%) Apache Hive
2 3 (6.38%) Hadoop
3 2 (4.26%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (4.26%) Big Data
3 2 (4.26%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.26%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.26%) Text Mining
4 1 (2.13%) Base SAS
4 1 (2.13%) HBase
4 1 (2.13%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (10.64%) Git (software)
2 4 (8.51%) Subversion
2 4 (8.51%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.13%) ERwin
3 1 (2.13%) GoCD
3 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.13%) JUnit
3 1 (2.13%) Selenium
3 1 (2.13%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (23.40%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Avionics
2 4 (8.51%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.26%) Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (59.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (25.53%) IT Engineer
2 12 (25.53%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (10.64%) Architect
4 4 (8.51%) Analyst
4 4 (8.51%) Systems Architect
5 3 (6.38%) Data Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Data Scientist
6 2 (4.26%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Citrix Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Compliance Manager
7 1 (2.13%) Credit Risk Modeller
7 1 (2.13%) IT Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) Risk Manager
7 1 (2.13%) SAS Modeller
7 1 (2.13%) Security Compliance Manager
7 1 (2.13%) Security Manager
7 1 (2.13%) Senior Architect
7 1 (2.13%) Senior Data Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) Senior Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) Java EE
1 1 (2.13%) Kafka
1 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (55.32%) Virtual Team
2 19 (40.43%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (29.79%) EMC VNX
4 7 (14.89%) Computer Science
5 6 (12.77%) Algorithms
6 4 (8.51%) Embedded Systems
6 4 (8.51%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
8 1 (2.13%) Credit Risk
8 1 (2.13%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 34 (72.34%) Windows
2 29 (61.70%) Windows Server
2 29 (61.70%) Windows Server 2008
2 29 (61.70%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (10.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (59.57%) ITIL
2 27 (57.45%) Performance Management
3 15 (31.91%) Continuous Delivery
4 14 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (29.79%) Capacity Planning
4 14 (29.79%) ITIL V3
5 13 (27.66%) Application Packaging
5 13 (27.66%) Coaching
5 13 (27.66%) Mentoring
5 13 (27.66%) Root Cause Analysis
6 12 (25.53%) Change Management
7 4 (8.51%) Data Analysis
7 4 (8.51%) Software Engineering
7 4 (8.51%) Statistical Analysis
8 3 (6.38%) Analytics
8 3 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (6.38%) Machine Learning
8 3 (6.38%) Mathematics
8 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (63.83%) PowerShell
2 20 (42.55%) SQL
3 7 (14.89%) Python
4 6 (12.77%) C
4 6 (12.77%) C++
5 2 (4.26%) Java
5 2 (4.26%) R
5 2 (4.26%) Ruby
5 2 (4.26%) Scala
5 2 (4.26%) VBA
6 1 (2.13%) Perl
6 1 (2.13%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 13 (27.66%) MCSE
1 13 (27.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (23.40%) Degree
3 2 (4.26%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) DO-254
2 1 (2.13%) Basel II
2 1 (2.13%) IFRS
2 1 (2.13%) IFRS 9
2 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.13%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (57.45%) Active Directory
2 15 (31.91%) vSphere
3 13 (27.66%) Hyper-V
3 13 (27.66%) Microsoft App-V
3 13 (27.66%) VMware ESXi
3 13 (27.66%) XenApp
3 13 (27.66%) XenDesktop
4 4 (8.51%) Firmware
5 1 (2.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (34.04%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (27.66%) SCCM
2 13 (27.66%) SCOM
3 3 (6.38%) Ansible
4 2 (4.26%) Puppet
5 1 (2.13%) HockeyApp
5 1 (2.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 31 (65.96%) Microsoft
2 27 (57.45%) Cisco
2 27 (57.45%) VMware
3 14 (29.79%) EMC
3 14 (29.79%) HP
4 13 (27.66%) Citrix
4 13 (27.66%) Google
4 13 (27.66%) SolarWinds
5 2 (4.26%) Minitab
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle
5 2 (4.26%) Tableau
6 1 (2.13%) IBM
6 1 (2.13%) Teradata