Period
to 20 September 2021

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 20 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
UK > England
6 months to
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 190 273 253
Rank change year-on-year +83 -20 +45
Permanent jobs citing Validation 2,086 537 1,756
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.96% 1.19% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 1.27% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 816 392 1,280
10th Percentile £33,750 £35,525 £32,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £39,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% +5.26% -3.06%
75th Percentile £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £80,000 £81,825
UK median annual salary £56,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +12.00% +5.26% -3.06%

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 100,397 42,196 120,949
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 94.16% 93.34% 92.64%
Number of salaries quoted 67,888 35,100 97,007
10th Percentile £32,996 £33,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £38,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £57,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +0.88% +8.57% +3.70%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £87,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Validation in England

Validation
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Validation in England.

Salary trend for Validation in England

Validation
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Validation in England over the 6 months to 20 September 2021.

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 20 September 2021. 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 +68 766 £65,000 -1.15% 105
South East +79 480 £51,325 +2.65% 63
East of England +28 251 £60,000 +26.32% 49
South West +61 227 £85,000 +106.06% 36
Midlands -19 174 £39,500 -12.22% 54
North of England -65 154 £50,000 +17.65% 34
West Midlands -19 115 £37,500 -23.08% 44
Yorkshire -53 88 £56,750 +19.47% 16
East Midlands -35 59 £45,000 +15.38% 9
North West -82 59 £47,500 +11.76% 14
North East -37 7 £30,098 -8.80% 4
Validation
UK

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 England region with a requirement for Validation.

1 886 (42.47%) Degree
2 751 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
3 591 (28.33%) Finance
4 586 (28.09%) Software Engineering
5 580 (27.80%) Social Skills
6 519 (24.88%) Computer Science
7 508 (24.35%) Python
8 398 (19.08%) Problem-Solving
9 381 (18.26%) Java
10 359 (17.21%) Linux
11 348 (16.68%) Analytical Skills
12 343 (16.44%) DevOps
13 339 (16.25%) AWS
14 311 (14.91%) Microservices
15 305 (14.62%) Node.js
16 302 (14.48%) SQL
17 300 (14.38%) Jenkins
18 294 (14.09%) Azure
19 277 (13.28%) React
20 269 (12.90%) Project Management
21 264 (12.66%) Banking
22 256 (12.27%) User Experience
23 249 (11.94%) Ansible
24 245 (11.74%) PostgreSQL
25 244 (11.70%) Git (software)
26 239 (11.46%) AngularJS
26 239 (11.46%) Analytics
27 238 (11.41%) Relational Database
27 238 (11.41%) Eclipse
28 237 (11.36%) NoSQL

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
1 224 (10.74%) Apache Spark
2 191 (9.16%) Apache
3 189 (9.06%) GemFire
4 80 (3.84%) SAS
5 59 (2.83%) SharePoint
6 48 (2.30%) Confluence
7 42 (2.01%) Documentum
8 17 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
9 15 (0.72%) CMS
10 11 (0.53%) OpenStack
11 9 (0.43%) NServiceBus
12 7 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
12 7 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
12 7 (0.34%) Skype for Business
13 6 (0.29%) Apache Airflow
14 5 (0.24%) Apache Solr
14 5 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
15 3 (0.14%) IIS
15 3 (0.14%) Jupyter
15 3 (0.14%) Smallworld
Applications
1 100 (4.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 88 (4.22%) Microsoft Office
3 80 (3.84%) Simulink
4 42 (2.01%) Sketch
5 39 (1.87%) Stateflow
6 31 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
7 29 (1.39%) Figma
8 24 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 21 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
10 17 (0.81%) MS Visio
11 14 (0.67%) InVision
12 12 (0.58%) Zeplin
13 11 (0.53%) Oracle Smart View
13 11 (0.53%) UserZoom
14 8 (0.38%) Windchill
15 7 (0.34%) AutoCAD
16 6 (0.29%) Siemens NX
16 6 (0.29%) Solid Edge
17 3 (0.14%) Stata
18 2 (0.096%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 33 (1.58%) TrackWise
2 26 (1.25%) Distributed Ledger
3 20 (0.96%) R3 Corda
4 15 (0.72%) SAP ERP
5 11 (0.53%) Oracle Cash Management
5 11 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
5 11 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
5 11 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
5 11 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
5 11 (0.53%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 7 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (0.29%) Teamcenter
8 5 (0.24%) NetSuite
8 5 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
9 4 (0.19%) FINCAD Analytics
9 4 (0.19%) Oracle Clinical
9 4 (0.19%) Summit
10 3 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
11 2 (0.096%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 2 (0.096%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 339 (16.25%) AWS
2 294 (14.09%) Azure
3 235 (11.27%) GCP
4 205 (9.83%) GitHub
5 154 (7.38%) Amazon Kinesis
6 122 (5.85%) Serverless
7 99 (4.75%) SaaS
8 71 (3.40%) Veeva
9 58 (2.78%) Power Platform
10 50 (2.40%) OpenShift
11 42 (2.01%) AWS Lambda
11 42 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
12 35 (1.68%) Amazon ECS
13 34 (1.63%) AWS CloudFormation
14 31 (1.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 28 (1.34%) Amazon S3
16 26 (1.25%) Stackdriver
17 25 (1.20%) Firebase
18 22 (1.05%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
19 18 (0.86%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 88 (4.22%) Broadband
2 81 (3.88%) TCP/IP
3 61 (2.92%) Ethernet
3 61 (2.92%) Wireless
4 59 (2.83%) HTTP
5 50 (2.40%) Wi-Fi
6 37 (1.77%) MQTT
7 33 (1.58%) HTTPS
7 33 (1.58%) Wireshark
8 32 (1.53%) 802.11
8 32 (1.53%) STUN
9 29 (1.39%) Internet
10 25 (1.20%) DNS
11 23 (1.10%) LAN
12 22 (1.05%) 3G
12 22 (1.05%) 4G
13 21 (1.01%) 2G
14 18 (0.86%) Firewall
14 18 (0.86%) Software-Defined Radio
15 16 (0.77%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 245 (11.74%) PostgreSQL
2 238 (11.41%) Relational Database
3 237 (11.36%) NoSQL
4 189 (9.06%) HBase
5 185 (8.87%) MariaDB
6 183 (8.77%) Redis
7 178 (8.53%) Big Data
8 120 (5.75%) SQL Server
9 70 (3.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 54 (2.59%) Power BI
11 53 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
12 48 (2.30%) MongoDB
13 37 (1.77%) Tableau
14 32 (1.53%) Metadata
14 32 (1.53%) MySQL
15 31 (1.49%) Hadoop
16 30 (1.44%) Blockchain
16 30 (1.44%) Qlik Sense
17 27 (1.29%) Looker
18 25 (1.20%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 300 (14.38%) Jenkins
2 244 (11.70%) Git (software)
3 238 (11.41%) Eclipse
4 206 (9.88%) Cucumber
5 197 (9.44%) JUnit
6 196 (9.40%) IntelliJ
7 194 (9.30%) Gradle
8 190 (9.11%) Cypress.io
8 190 (9.11%) Sonatype Nexus
9 189 (9.06%) Protractor
9 189 (9.06%) Storybook
10 188 (9.01%) Mockito
11 128 (6.14%) SonarQube
12 126 (6.04%) Artifactory
13 112 (5.37%) JIRA
14 90 (4.31%) Rational DOORS
15 60 (2.88%) GitLab
16 59 (2.83%) Team Foundation Server
17 56 (2.68%) TeamCity
18 43 (2.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 591 (28.33%) Finance
2 580 (27.80%) Social Skills
3 348 (16.68%) Analytical Skills
4 264 (12.66%) Banking
5 223 (10.69%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 221 (10.59%) Law
7 170 (8.15%) Pharmaceutical
8 127 (6.09%) Influencing Skills
9 124 (5.94%) Presentation Skills
10 123 (5.90%) Telecoms
11 119 (5.70%) Electronics
12 95 (4.55%) Retail
13 89 (4.27%) Manufacturing
14 85 (4.07%) Games
15 75 (3.60%) Marketing
16 46 (2.21%) French Language
17 45 (2.16%) Legal
18 43 (2.06%) Organisational Skills
19 40 (1.92%) Aerospace
19 40 (1.92%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 351 (16.83%) Software Engineer
2 238 (11.41%) Analyst
3 190 (9.11%) Developer
4 156 (7.48%) Systems Engineer
5 102 (4.89%) Architect
5 102 (4.89%) Principal Engineer
6 94 (4.51%) Principal Software Engineer
7 79 (3.79%) Business Analyst
7 79 (3.79%) Consultant
8 70 (3.36%) Lead Software Engineer
9 67 (3.21%) Data Analyst
10 65 (3.12%) Software Developer
11 64 (3.07%) Programmer
12 60 (2.88%) Designer
13 59 (2.83%) Project Manager
14 56 (2.68%) Embedded Engineer
15 51 (2.44%) Embedded Software Engineer
16 50 (2.40%) Validation Engineer
17 46 (2.21%) Lead Developer
18 45 (2.16%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 305 (14.62%) Node.js
2 277 (13.28%) React
3 239 (11.46%) AngularJS
4 236 (11.31%) CSS
5 232 (11.12%) RESTful
6 221 (10.59%) JSON
6 221 (10.59%) Kafka
7 203 (9.73%) Spring
8 192 (9.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 190 (9.11%) Express
9 190 (9.11%) Redux
9 190 (9.11%) Spark Streaming
10 189 (9.06%) Tailwind CSS
11 184 (8.82%) Play Framework
12 182 (8.72%) WireMock
13 143 (6.86%) RabbitMQ
14 142 (6.81%) LAPP Stack
15 132 (6.33%) LAMP
16 109 (5.23%) Web Services
17 83 (3.98%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 256 (12.27%) User Experience
2 196 (9.40%) Self-Motivation
3 194 (9.30%) Linux Command Line
4 179 (8.58%) Algorithms
5 164 (7.86%) Management Information System
6 160 (7.67%) Life Science
7 46 (2.21%) Robotics
8 43 (2.06%) Embedded Systems
9 35 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
9 35 (1.68%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 34 (1.63%) Data Structures
11 32 (1.53%) PKI
12 30 (1.44%) Data Centre
13 29 (1.39%) Biotechnology
13 29 (1.39%) Derivative
14 27 (1.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 26 (1.25%) Social Media
16 24 (1.15%) Hedge funds
16 24 (1.15%) Mobile Games
16 24 (1.15%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 359 (17.21%) Linux
2 208 (9.97%) Unix
3 90 (4.31%) Windows
4 37 (1.77%) Embedded Linux
5 34 (1.63%) Mesosphere
6 19 (0.91%) Windows Server
7 14 (0.67%) Windows 10
8 8 (0.38%) Windows 7
8 8 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.34%) Android
9 7 (0.34%) Apple iOS
9 7 (0.34%) VMS
9 7 (0.34%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.19%) VxWorks
11 2 (0.096%) CentOS
11 2 (0.096%) FreeRTOS
11 2 (0.096%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.096%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.096%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 751 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
2 586 (28.09%) Software Engineering
3 519 (24.88%) Computer Science
4 398 (19.08%) Problem-Solving
5 343 (16.44%) DevOps
6 311 (14.91%) Microservices
7 269 (12.90%) Project Management
8 239 (11.46%) Analytics
9 231 (11.07%) Scrum
10 209 (10.02%) Software Testing
11 207 (9.92%) TDD
12 205 (9.83%) Mentoring
13 193 (9.25%) Digital Banking
14 191 (9.16%) Cross-Browser Testing
15 188 (9.01%) Test Automation
16 185 (8.87%) Full Stack Development
17 179 (8.58%) Open Source
18 178 (8.53%) Stakeholder Management
19 176 (8.44%) Data Management
20 175 (8.39%) OO
Programming Languages
1 508 (24.35%) Python
2 381 (18.26%) Java
3 302 (14.48%) SQL
4 217 (10.40%) C++
5 200 (9.59%) C#
6 198 (9.49%) Shell Script
7 197 (9.44%) Groovy
8 177 (8.49%) C
9 92 (4.41%) MATLAB
10 81 (3.88%) JavaScript
11 75 (3.60%) R
12 38 (1.82%) Go
13 35 (1.68%) Embedded C
14 29 (1.39%) Embedded C++
15 25 (1.20%) PHP
16 23 (1.10%) VBA
17 22 (1.05%) T-SQL
18 18 (0.86%) TypeScript
19 16 (0.77%) PowerShell
20 15 (0.72%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 886 (42.47%) Degree
2 193 (9.25%) Oracle Certification
3 182 (8.72%) OCP
4 113 (5.42%) Security Cleared
5 91 (4.36%) Computer Science Degree
6 85 (4.07%) Master's Degree
7 59 (2.83%) PhD
8 45 (2.16%) PMI Certification
9 33 (1.58%) SC Cleared
10 30 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
11 27 (1.29%) PMP
12 23 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
13 22 (1.05%) HND
14 20 (0.96%) CCNP
14 20 (0.96%) HNC
15 17 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
16 15 (0.72%) DV Cleared
16 15 (0.72%) Numerate Degree
17 14 (0.67%) MBCS
18 12 (0.58%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 195 (9.35%) QA
2 96 (4.60%) Data Quality
3 76 (3.64%) GDPR
4 62 (2.97%) Good Clinical Practice
5 39 (1.87%) CDISC
5 39 (1.87%) MISRA
6 37 (1.77%) ECSS
6 37 (1.77%) MISRA C
7 29 (1.39%) GxP
8 28 (1.34%) GMP
9 26 (1.25%) PMO
10 23 (1.10%) GLP
11 20 (0.96%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 18 (0.86%) ISO 13485
13 15 (0.72%) SLA
14 11 (0.53%) EMIR
14 11 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 11 (0.53%) MiFID
15 10 (0.48%) Dodd-Frank
16 8 (0.38%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 189 (9.06%) HDFS
2 167 (8.01%) Docker
3 152 (7.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 109 (5.23%) Firmware
5 49 (2.35%) Active Directory
6 11 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.14%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.14%) KVM
8 3 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.096%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.096%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.048%) IAG
10 1 (0.048%) NFS
10 1 (0.048%) Slurm Workload Manager
10 1 (0.048%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.048%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 249 (11.94%) Ansible
2 132 (6.33%) Kubernetes
3 79 (3.79%) Opscode Chef
4 60 (2.88%) Terraform
5 57 (2.73%) Kibana
6 35 (1.68%) Puppet
7 34 (1.63%) Automic
8 32 (1.53%) Graylog
8 32 (1.53%) Prometheus
9 25 (1.20%) Consul
10 17 (0.81%) FortiGate
11 16 (0.77%) logstash
12 13 (0.62%) SCCM
13 11 (0.53%) Grafana
14 9 (0.43%) Packer
15 7 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
16 5 (0.24%) HP ALM
16 5 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
17 4 (0.19%) Nessus
18 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 218 (10.45%) VMware
2 198 (9.49%) Microsoft
3 189 (9.06%) Okta
4 131 (6.28%) Oracle
5 120 (5.75%) EMC
6 118 (5.66%) Instagram
7 115 (5.51%) SAP
8 82 (3.93%) Salesforce.com
9 51 (2.44%) Cisco
10 49 (2.35%) Google
11 35 (1.68%) OpenText
12 32 (1.53%) Facebook
13 27 (1.29%) Splunk
14 26 (1.25%) Algorithmics
14 26 (1.25%) Gemalto
14 26 (1.25%) Remedy
15 20 (0.96%) OpenAI
15 20 (0.96%) SolarWinds
16 19 (0.91%) Adobe
17 18 (0.86%) PeopleSoft