Period
to 24 November 2017

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

Validation
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 310 314 347
Rank change year-on-year +4 +33 -9
Permanent jobs citing Validation 1782 1785 1933
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.06% 1.00% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 1.12% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1316 1351 1317
England median annual salary £51,750 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.95% +5.56% -3.23%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £80,625 £75,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.70% +4.44% -

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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 151740 159655 182630
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 89.91% 89.41% 88.75%
Number of salaries quoted 120747 133850 152095
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Validation in England

Validation
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Validation in England

Validation
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in England over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Validation in England

Validation
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the England region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +41 775 £58,000 +5.45% 54
South East -29 277 £48,000 +6.67% 27
North of England +22 260 £47,500 +26.67% 27
Midlands +16 169 £47,500 +26.67% 12
East of England +37 164 £42,500 -10.53% 17
North West +22 164 £47,500 +39.71% 15
West Midlands +15 137 £50,000 +33.33% 7
South West +25 133 £36,250 +3.57% 29
Yorkshire -22 67 £46,250 +8.82% 10
East Midlands +17 33 £40,000 -5.88% 5
North East +26 29 £62,500 +131.48% 2
Validation
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 England region with a requirement for Validation.

1 533 (29.91%) Agile Software Development
2 413 (23.18%) Finance
3 396 (22.22%) Degree
4 319 (17.90%) SQL
5 318 (17.85%) Java
6 307 (17.23%) Software Engineering
7 285 (15.99%) Test Automation
8 258 (14.48%) QA
9 242 (13.58%) Analytical Skills
10 230 (12.91%) Microsoft
11 215 (12.07%) Linux
12 211 (11.84%) C
13 191 (10.72%) Scrum
14 184 (10.33%) Security Cleared
15 183 (10.27%) Oracle
16 180 (10.10%) Computer Science
17 179 (10.04%) C#
18 174 (9.76%) Project Management
19 168 (9.43%) JavaScript
20 165 (9.26%) Business Analysis
21 164 (9.20%) SQL Server
22 163 (9.15%) C++
23 159 (8.92%) Selenium
24 158 (8.87%) Analytics
25 152 (8.53%) Python
26 150 (8.42%) HTML
27 147 (8.25%) SDLC
28 145 (8.14%) Risk Management
28 145 (8.14%) Banking
29 140 (7.86%) Git (software)

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 86 (4.83%) Tomcat
2 61 (3.42%) SAS
3 55 (3.09%) WebLogic
4 53 (2.97%) Confluence
5 46 (2.58%) Documentum
6 45 (2.53%) Apache
7 39 (2.19%) WebSphere
8 35 (1.96%) CMS
9 34 (1.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 31 (1.74%) IIS
11 29 (1.63%) JBoss
12 22 (1.23%) Apache Geronimo
12 22 (1.23%) WildFly
13 16 (0.90%) Apache Spark
14 12 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
14 12 (0.67%) SharePoint
15 9 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
16 8 (0.45%) Gentran
16 8 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
17 6 (0.34%) OpenStack
Applications
1 132 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 97 (5.44%) Microsoft Office
3 49 (2.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 26 (1.46%) Microsoft Project
5 23 (1.29%) Simulink
6 21 (1.18%) MS Visio
7 10 (0.56%) SOLIDWORKS
8 8 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 5 (0.28%) SPSS
11 4 (0.22%) CPLEX
12 2 (0.11%) CATIA
12 2 (0.11%) GNU Octave
12 2 (0.11%) InVision
12 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
13 1 (0.056%) Mathcad
13 1 (0.056%) Moqups
13 1 (0.056%) OrCAD
13 1 (0.056%) Siemens NX
13 1 (0.056%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 22 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
1 22 (1.23%) Oracle BPM
2 17 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
3 16 (0.90%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 9 (0.51%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 8 (0.45%) Northgate Housing
6 7 (0.39%) Markit EDM
7 5 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 4 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
8 4 (0.22%) ReMetrica
9 3 (0.17%) SessionCam
10 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
10 2 (0.11%) Endur
10 2 (0.11%) OpenText MBPM
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle AML
10 2 (0.11%) SAP SD
10 2 (0.11%) Teamcenter
11 1 (0.056%) Primavera
11 1 (0.056%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 111 (6.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 104 (5.84%) Amazon AWS
3 40 (2.24%) Google Cloud Platform
4 37 (2.08%) SaaS
5 34 (1.91%) GitHub
6 18 (1.01%) Office 365
7 16 (0.90%) PaaS
8 13 (0.73%) IaaS
8 13 (0.73%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 12 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (0.56%) BlazeMeter
11 6 (0.34%) Google Analytics
12 5 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (0.28%) FinancialForce
12 5 (0.28%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 3 (0.17%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
14 2 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.11%) Force.com
14 2 (0.11%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 60 (3.37%) Firewall
2 44 (2.47%) Internet
3 32 (1.80%) TCP/IP
4 27 (1.52%) DNS
4 27 (1.52%) HTTP
5 26 (1.46%) Cisco ASA
6 24 (1.35%) LAN
7 22 (1.23%) VoIP
8 21 (1.18%) Network Security
9 19 (1.07%) FTP
10 17 (0.95%) WAN
11 16 (0.90%) BGP
11 16 (0.90%) Ethernet
11 16 (0.90%) HTTPS
12 15 (0.84%) EIGRP
12 15 (0.84%) Wireless
13 14 (0.79%) IPsec
13 14 (0.79%) SMTP
13 14 (0.79%) VSAT
14 13 (0.73%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (9.20%) SQL Server
2 110 (6.17%) Relational Database
3 88 (4.94%) Big Data
4 80 (4.49%) MySQL
5 65 (3.65%) Data Warehouse
6 50 (2.81%) Oracle Database
7 46 (2.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 45 (2.53%) Hadoop
9 40 (2.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 32 (1.80%) Data Mining
10 32 (1.80%) Oracle Reports
11 25 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
11 25 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 23 (1.29%) Oracle Database 10g
13 21 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
14 20 (1.12%) QlikView
15 19 (1.07%) RDBMS
15 19 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
16 16 (0.90%) InterSystems Cache
17 15 (0.84%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 159 (8.92%) Selenium
2 140 (7.86%) Git (software)
3 126 (7.07%) JIRA
4 100 (5.61%) Jenkins
5 76 (4.26%) Cucumber
6 55 (3.09%) Maven
6 55 (3.09%) Subversion
7 50 (2.81%) JUnit
8 37 (2.08%) Mercurial
9 36 (2.02%) Zephyr
10 34 (1.91%) Visual Studio
11 33 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
11 33 (1.85%) WebDriver
12 31 (1.74%) TestNG
13 26 (1.46%) SoapUI
14 22 (1.23%) Rational DOORS
15 19 (1.07%) Eclipse
15 19 (1.07%) Grunt
15 19 (1.07%) Jasmine
15 19 (1.07%) JMeter
General
1 413 (23.18%) Finance
2 145 (8.14%) Banking
3 98 (5.50%) Retail
4 87 (4.88%) Manufacturing
5 81 (4.55%) Marketing
6 77 (4.32%) Telecoms
7 74 (4.15%) Electronics
8 65 (3.65%) Legal
9 62 (3.48%) Investment Banking
10 35 (1.96%) Front Office
11 32 (1.80%) Retail Banking
12 31 (1.74%) Back Office
13 29 (1.63%) Military
14 28 (1.57%) Games
15 25 (1.40%) Automotive
15 25 (1.40%) Law
15 25 (1.40%) Pharmaceutical
16 20 (1.12%) German Language
17 16 (0.90%) Advertising
18 14 (0.79%) Billing
Job Titles
1 377 (21.16%) Analyst
2 283 (15.88%) Developer
3 145 (8.14%) Architect
4 143 (8.02%) Business Analyst
5 93 (5.22%) Tester
6 85 (4.77%) Software Engineer
7 84 (4.71%) Consultant
8 69 (3.87%) Systems Engineer
9 67 (3.76%) Java Developer
10 57 (3.20%) Administrator
11 54 (3.03%) Senior Developer
12 53 (2.97%) Test Engineer
13 52 (2.92%) Software Developer
14 51 (2.86%) Automation Tester
15 47 (2.64%) Data Analyst
16 41 (2.30%) Senior Analyst
17 40 (2.24%) Senior Tester
18 38 (2.13%) Graduate
18 38 (2.13%) Product Manager
18 38 (2.13%) Senior Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (8.42%) HTML
2 123 (6.90%) REST
3 115 (6.45%) .NET
3 115 (6.45%) Web Services
4 112 (6.29%) CSS
4 112 (6.29%) Spring
5 102 (5.72%) HTML5
6 100 (5.61%) SOAP
7 91 (5.11%) Middleware
8 82 (4.60%) jQuery
9 61 (3.42%) AngularJS
10 55 (3.09%) Hibernate
10 55 (3.09%) XML
11 52 (2.92%) CSS3
12 50 (2.81%) JSON
13 45 (2.53%) J2EE
14 38 (2.13%) Mason
15 35 (1.96%) ASP.NET
16 28 (1.57%) RESTful
17 26 (1.46%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 242 (13.58%) Analytical Skills
2 180 (10.10%) Computer Science
3 125 (7.01%) Management Information System
4 98 (5.50%) User Experience
5 70 (3.93%) Enterprise Software
6 68 (3.82%) Mobile App
7 63 (3.54%) Data Centre
8 57 (3.20%) Algorithms
9 42 (2.36%) Embedded Systems
9 42 (2.36%) Virtual Team
10 40 (2.24%) Life Science
11 39 (2.19%) Fintech
12 34 (1.91%) Data Structures
13 33 (1.85%) Credit Risk
14 32 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
15 21 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 20 (1.12%) Public Cloud
17 18 (1.01%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
18 17 (0.95%) Market Risk
19 15 (0.84%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 215 (12.07%) Linux
2 129 (7.24%) Windows
3 65 (3.65%) Android
4 55 (3.09%) Unix
5 33 (1.85%) Windows Server
6 32 (1.80%) Debian
7 27 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 25 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (0.90%) Apple iOS
9 16 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (0.79%) Solaris
11 11 (0.62%) Embedded Linux
12 10 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (0.51%) Mac OS
14 8 (0.45%) Windows XP
15 6 (0.34%) Kali Linux
15 6 (0.34%) Windows 10
16 5 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
17 4 (0.22%) VxWorks
18 3 (0.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 533 (29.91%) Agile Software Development
2 307 (17.23%) Software Engineering
3 285 (15.99%) Test Automation
4 191 (10.72%) Scrum
5 174 (9.76%) Project Management
6 165 (9.26%) Business Analysis
7 158 (8.87%) Analytics
8 147 (8.25%) SDLC
9 145 (8.14%) Risk Management
10 133 (7.46%) DevOps
11 129 (7.24%) Data Management
12 120 (6.73%) Data Analysis
13 116 (6.51%) User Acceptance Testing
14 111 (6.23%) ITIL
14 111 (6.23%) Product Management
14 111 (6.23%) Unit Testing
15 109 (6.12%) UML
16 107 (6.00%) Mathematics
16 107 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
17 104 (5.84%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 319 (17.90%) SQL
2 318 (17.85%) Java
3 211 (11.84%) C
4 179 (10.04%) C#
5 168 (9.43%) JavaScript
6 163 (9.15%) C++
7 152 (8.53%) Python
8 66 (3.70%) MATLAB
9 49 (2.75%) R
10 39 (2.19%) Shell Script
11 35 (1.96%) Apex Code
12 32 (1.80%) PHP
13 31 (1.74%) Ruby
13 31 (1.74%) TypeScript
14 29 (1.63%) PL/SQL
15 27 (1.52%) VB.NET
16 26 (1.46%) Perl
17 24 (1.35%) Embedded C
18 23 (1.29%) Bash Shell
19 21 (1.18%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 396 (22.22%) Degree
2 184 (10.33%) Security Cleared
3 69 (3.87%) Computer Science Degree
4 58 (3.25%) SC Cleared
5 39 (2.19%) DV Cleared
6 38 (2.13%) ISEB
7 32 (1.80%) ISTQB
8 23 (1.29%) Master's Degree
8 23 (1.29%) PhD
9 22 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
9 22 (1.23%) MBA
9 22 (1.23%) Numerate Degree
10 21 (1.18%) CISSP
11 16 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
12 14 (0.79%) CISM
13 13 (0.73%) MCSE
14 12 (0.67%) CCIE
15 11 (0.62%) CISA
16 8 (0.45%) CCNP
16 8 (0.45%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 258 (14.48%) QA
2 74 (4.15%) Data Quality
3 71 (3.98%) SLA
4 41 (2.30%) Disclosure Scotland
5 30 (1.68%) PMO
6 29 (1.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 25 (1.40%) MiFID
8 16 (0.90%) PCI DSS
9 14 (0.79%) Dodd-Frank
9 14 (0.79%) EMIR
9 14 (0.79%) GDPR
10 12 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 9 (0.51%) DO-178B
11 9 (0.51%) GMP
11 9 (0.51%) ISO 13485
12 8 (0.45%) GAMP
13 7 (0.39%) ISO 9001
14 6 (0.34%) 21 CFR Part 11
14 6 (0.34%) MIL-STD-498
14 6 (0.34%) MISRA
System Software
1 106 (5.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 55 (3.09%) Hyper-V
3 50 (2.81%) Active Directory
4 26 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
5 20 (1.12%) Firmware
6 19 (1.07%) Docker
7 17 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
8 9 (0.51%) VMware NSX
9 8 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (0.34%) vSphere
11 3 (0.17%) HDFS
11 3 (0.17%) KVM
12 1 (0.056%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.056%) Sendmail
12 1 (0.056%) vCloud
12 1 (0.056%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 65 (3.65%) Puppet
2 26 (1.46%) Ansible
2 26 (1.46%) ZABBIX
3 23 (1.29%) Nagios
4 19 (1.07%) HP Quality Center
5 17 (0.95%) Cacti
6 15 (0.84%) SCCM
7 14 (0.79%) vCenter Server
8 12 (0.67%) Terraform
9 9 (0.51%) Grafana
9 9 (0.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 8 (0.45%) FortiGate
10 8 (0.45%) vRealize
11 6 (0.34%) HP Fortify
11 6 (0.34%) Nessus
11 6 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (0.22%) CSIRT
12 4 (0.22%) systemd
13 3 (0.17%) Kubernetes
13 3 (0.17%) Nmap
Vendors
1 230 (12.91%) Microsoft
2 183 (10.27%) Oracle
3 112 (6.29%) VMware
4 77 (4.32%) Salesforce.com
5 67 (3.76%) EMC
6 63 (3.54%) Cisco
7 61 (3.42%) Google
8 52 (2.92%) SAP
9 49 (2.75%) Citrix
10 48 (2.69%) Pega
11 47 (2.64%) Tableau
12 25 (1.40%) IBM
13 22 (1.23%) F5
14 20 (1.12%) CA
14 20 (1.12%) Splunk
15 19 (1.07%) JD Edwards
15 19 (1.07%) Juniper
16 17 (0.95%) CheckPoint
16 17 (0.95%) Cognizant
16 17 (0.95%) PeopleSoft