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 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 334 331 330
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1  
Permanent jobs citing Validation 798 898 974
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.96% 0.97% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 1.09% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 588 687 636
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% -5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £73,250 £77,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.17% -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 England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 74950 82225 90350
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 89.70% 88.98% 88.00%
Number of salaries quoted 60667 69603 74699
Median salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +13 312 £57,500 +4.54% 45
South East -15 131 £47,500 +11.76% 24
East of England -41 85 £42,500 - 16
West Midlands +26 67 £45,000 +6.50% 13
North West 0 65 £32,500 -13.33% 25
South West -18 60 £43,000 +22.85% 26
Yorkshire +15 41 £40,000 - 9
North East +28 19 £36,500 -27.00% 5
East Midlands -14 14 £40,000 -20.00% 2
South Coast - 7 £40,500 -
Validation
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 407 (25.69%) Finance
2 360 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
2 360 (22.73%) Degree
3 306 (19.32%) SQL
4 279 (17.61%) Analytical Skills
5 239 (15.09%) Java
6 233 (14.71%) Microsoft
7 229 (14.46%) Software Engineering
8 223 (14.08%) Project Management
9 206 (13.01%) Test Automation
10 188 (11.87%) QA
11 185 (11.68%) Linux
12 172 (10.86%) Computer Science
13 169 (10.67%) SQL Server
14 168 (10.61%) C++
15 167 (10.54%) Business Analysis
16 150 (9.47%) Web Services
17 146 (9.22%) JavaScript
18 143 (9.03%) HTML
18 143 (9.03%) C
18 143 (9.03%) SDLC
19 142 (8.96%) Scrum
20 141 (8.90%) ITIL
21 139 (8.78%) Python
22 138 (8.71%) Oracle
23 137 (8.65%) Analytics
24 132 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
25 126 (7.95%) Security Cleared
26 120 (7.58%) Windows
27 117 (7.39%) C#

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 60 (3.79%) Tomcat
2 51 (3.22%) Apache
2 51 (3.22%) SAS
3 46 (2.90%) IIS
4 39 (2.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 37 (2.34%) WebLogic
6 27 (1.70%) Documentum
7 25 (1.58%) Confluence
8 24 (1.52%) CMS
9 20 (1.26%) SharePoint
10 16 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
11 13 (0.82%) Apache Spark
12 12 (0.76%) Oracle Workflow
13 11 (0.69%) JBoss
13 11 (0.69%) OpenStack
14 10 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 9 (0.57%) MS Exchange
16 5 (0.32%) Oracle Service Bus
17 4 (0.25%) Skype for Business
17 4 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 102 (6.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 90 (5.68%) Microsoft Office
3 34 (2.15%) MS Visio
4 29 (1.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 18 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
6 13 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.76%) SPSS
8 11 (0.69%) Simulink
9 5 (0.32%) SOLIDWORKS
10 4 (0.25%) InVision
10 4 (0.25%) Photoshop
11 3 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.13%) GNU Octave
12 2 (0.13%) Pro/ENGINEER
12 2 (0.13%) PTC Creo
12 2 (0.13%) Solid Edge
12 2 (0.13%) Windchill
13 1 (0.063%) S-PLUS
13 1 (0.063%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 27 (1.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.20%) Oracle BPM
3 13 (0.82%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 9 (0.57%) Northgate Housing
5 8 (0.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 8 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 6 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.38%) Eloqua
6 6 (0.38%) Oracle HRMS
7 5 (0.32%) Endur
7 5 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.32%) Orchard Housing
8 3 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
8 3 (0.19%) SessionCam
9 2 (0.13%) Cerner Millennium
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.13%) SAP PM
10 1 (0.063%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 69 (4.36%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (3.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (3.28%) SaaS
4 21 (1.33%) GitHub
5 20 (1.26%) PaaS
6 19 (1.20%) IaaS
7 17 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
7 17 (1.07%) Google Analytics
8 15 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
9 14 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
10 12 (0.76%) Google Tag Manager
11 10 (0.63%) Force.com
12 8 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (0.38%) Adobe Analytics
13 6 (0.38%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
14 5 (0.32%) BrowserStack
15 4 (0.25%) OpenShift
16 3 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
16 3 (0.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 78 (4.92%) Firewall
2 57 (3.60%) DNS
2 57 (3.60%) LAN
3 51 (3.22%) WAN
4 46 (2.90%) Wireless
5 43 (2.71%) TCP/IP
6 42 (2.65%) HTTP
7 40 (2.53%) Internet
8 35 (2.21%) DHCP
9 29 (1.83%) Ethernet
10 28 (1.77%) VoIP
11 26 (1.64%) Bluetooth
12 23 (1.45%) Cisco Nexus
13 22 (1.39%) ZigBee
14 21 (1.33%) BGP
15 20 (1.26%) FTP
15 20 (1.26%) RS-232
15 20 (1.26%) RS-485
15 20 (1.26%) SMTP
16 19 (1.20%) RS-422
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (10.67%) SQL Server
2 110 (6.94%) MySQL
3 68 (4.29%) Relational Database
4 49 (3.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 43 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
6 41 (2.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 38 (2.40%) Big Data
8 34 (2.15%) Hadoop
9 33 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
10 32 (2.02%) BusinessObjects
11 31 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
12 28 (1.77%) Oracle Database
13 25 (1.58%) QlikView
14 22 (1.39%) Data Mining
15 19 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
16 17 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
16 17 (1.07%) Oracle Database 12c
16 17 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 16 (1.01%) Oracle Database 10g
17 16 (1.01%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 113 (7.13%) Selenium
2 94 (5.93%) Git (software)
3 78 (4.92%) JIRA
4 74 (4.67%) Jenkins
5 65 (4.10%) Maven
6 47 (2.97%) Visual Studio
7 45 (2.84%) Subversion
8 34 (2.15%) Cucumber
9 31 (1.96%) Appium
10 30 (1.89%) Ant
11 28 (1.77%) JUnit
12 21 (1.33%) TestNG
13 20 (1.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 16 (1.01%) LoadRunner
14 16 (1.01%) Rational DOORS
14 16 (1.01%) SoapUI
15 15 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
16 14 (0.88%) Mercurial
17 13 (0.82%) Eclipse
17 13 (0.82%) JMeter
General
1 407 (25.69%) Finance
2 91 (5.74%) Electronics
3 87 (5.49%) Marketing
4 85 (5.37%) Manufacturing
5 76 (4.80%) Banking
6 68 (4.29%) Legal
7 66 (4.17%) Telecoms
8 64 (4.04%) Retail
9 37 (2.34%) Pharmaceutical
10 31 (1.96%) Back Office
11 27 (1.70%) Automotive
12 26 (1.64%) Advertising
13 25 (1.58%) Financial Institution
14 23 (1.45%) Front Office
15 20 (1.26%) Aerospace
16 19 (1.20%) Investment Banking
17 17 (1.07%) Law
18 16 (1.01%) Games
19 14 (0.88%) Publishing
20 12 (0.76%) Military
Job Titles
1 357 (22.54%) Analyst
2 262 (16.54%) Developer
3 142 (8.96%) Business Analyst
4 105 (6.63%) Consultant
5 103 (6.50%) Architect
6 90 (5.68%) Software Engineer
7 57 (3.60%) Embedded Engineer
7 57 (3.60%) Senior Analyst
8 54 (3.41%) Java Engineer
9 53 (3.35%) Systems Engineer
10 52 (3.28%) Test Engineer
11 45 (2.84%) QA Engineer
12 44 (2.78%) Data Analyst
13 38 (2.40%) Administrator
13 38 (2.40%) Java Developer
14 36 (2.27%) Embedded Software Engineer
14 36 (2.27%) SQL Developer
15 35 (2.21%) Senior Developer
16 34 (2.15%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 34 (2.15%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (9.47%) Web Services
2 143 (9.03%) HTML
3 108 (6.82%) .NET
4 100 (6.31%) SOAP
5 97 (6.12%) CSS
5 97 (6.12%) REST
5 97 (6.12%) XML
6 68 (4.29%) jQuery
7 64 (4.04%) Spring
8 59 (3.72%) Middleware
9 57 (3.60%) JSON
10 45 (2.84%) HTML5
11 41 (2.59%) CSS3
12 39 (2.46%) AngularJS
13 37 (2.34%) J2EE
14 33 (2.08%) ASP.NET
15 30 (1.89%) OSGi
15 30 (1.89%) Struts
16 28 (1.77%) RESTful
17 27 (1.70%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 279 (17.61%) Analytical Skills
2 172 (10.86%) Computer Science
3 117 (7.39%) User Experience
4 105 (6.63%) Management Information System
5 68 (4.29%) Data Centre
6 59 (3.72%) Algorithms
7 54 (3.41%) Greenfield Project
8 42 (2.65%) Virtual Team
9 37 (2.34%) Fintech
10 33 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
10 33 (2.08%) Mobile App
11 26 (1.64%) Life Science
12 20 (1.26%) Credit Risk
12 20 (1.26%) Data Structures
13 19 (1.20%) Home Automation
14 17 (1.07%) Embedded Systems
15 16 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 15 (0.95%) Driving Licence
17 12 (0.76%) Market Risk
17 12 (0.76%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 185 (11.68%) Linux
2 120 (7.58%) Windows
3 77 (4.86%) Unix
4 39 (2.46%) Windows Server
5 28 (1.77%) Android
6 26 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 24 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (1.39%) Embedded Linux
9 20 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (0.69%) Debian
11 9 (0.57%) Apple iOS
12 7 (0.44%) AIX
12 7 (0.44%) Kali Linux
12 7 (0.44%) Windows 10
12 7 (0.44%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
13 5 (0.32%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.19%) CentOS
14 3 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 360 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
2 229 (14.46%) Software Engineering
3 223 (14.08%) Project Management
4 206 (13.01%) Test Automation
5 167 (10.54%) Business Analysis
6 143 (9.03%) SDLC
7 142 (8.96%) Scrum
8 141 (8.90%) ITIL
9 137 (8.65%) Analytics
10 132 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
11 112 (7.07%) CRM
12 98 (6.19%) Continuous Improvement
13 95 (6.00%) DevOps
14 94 (5.93%) Mentoring
15 90 (5.68%) Mathematics
16 88 (5.56%) TDD
16 88 (5.56%) Test Scripting
17 84 (5.30%) UML
18 83 (5.24%) Business Intelligence
18 83 (5.24%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 306 (19.32%) SQL
2 239 (15.09%) Java
3 168 (10.61%) C++
4 146 (9.22%) JavaScript
5 143 (9.03%) C
6 139 (8.78%) Python
7 117 (7.39%) C#
8 79 (4.99%) PHP
9 64 (4.04%) Embedded C
10 41 (2.59%) Embedded C++
11 37 (2.34%) Perl
11 37 (2.34%) R
12 29 (1.83%) T-SQL
13 26 (1.64%) PL/SQL
13 26 (1.64%) VB
14 24 (1.52%) MATLAB
15 23 (1.45%) Bash Shell
16 22 (1.39%) Ruby
17 20 (1.26%) Shell Script
18 19 (1.20%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 360 (22.73%) Degree
2 126 (7.95%) Security Cleared
3 84 (5.30%) Computer Science Degree
4 59 (3.72%) SC Cleared
5 54 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
6 42 (2.65%) ISEB
7 36 (2.27%) Master's Degree
8 33 (2.08%) PhD
9 32 (2.02%) CCNP
10 30 (1.89%) ISTQB
11 26 (1.64%) CCIE
12 25 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
13 24 (1.52%) Numerate Degree
14 21 (1.33%) HND
15 20 (1.26%) DV Cleared
16 16 (1.01%) CISSP
17 15 (0.95%) HNC
17 15 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
18 11 (0.69%) MCSE
18 11 (0.69%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 188 (11.87%) QA
2 94 (5.93%) SLA
3 64 (4.04%) Data Quality
4 32 (2.02%) MiFID
5 27 (1.70%) Disclosure Scotland
6 24 (1.52%) PMO
7 19 (1.20%) EMIR
8 15 (0.95%) PCI DSS
9 14 (0.88%) Dodd-Frank
9 14 (0.88%) GMP
10 13 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 10 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 9 (0.57%) COBIT
12 9 (0.57%) GxP
13 7 (0.44%) GDPR
13 7 (0.44%) RMADS
14 6 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 5 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 5 (0.32%) ISO 9001
15 5 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 64 (4.04%) Firmware
2 56 (3.54%) Active Directory
3 47 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (1.64%) Hyper-V
5 22 (1.39%) Docker
6 14 (0.88%) vSphere
7 12 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (0.44%) HDFS
11 4 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 4 (0.25%) Sendmail
11 4 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.25%) XenApp
12 3 (0.19%) iptables
12 3 (0.19%) KVM
13 2 (0.13%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.13%) RACF
13 2 (0.13%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.063%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 67 (4.23%) Puppet
2 30 (1.89%) Ansible
3 25 (1.58%) HP Quality Center
4 21 (1.33%) SCCM
5 18 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (1.07%) ZABBIX
7 9 (0.57%) Nessus
8 8 (0.51%) Grafana
8 8 (0.51%) Terraform
9 7 (0.44%) FortiGate
9 7 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 6 (0.38%) HP Fortify
11 5 (0.32%) SCOM
12 4 (0.25%) Kubernetes
12 4 (0.25%) RSA Archer
12 4 (0.25%) SELinux
13 3 (0.19%) EdgeSight
13 3 (0.19%) Endace
13 3 (0.19%) Salt
13 3 (0.19%) TADDM
Vendors
1 233 (14.71%) Microsoft
2 138 (8.71%) Oracle
3 78 (4.92%) Salesforce.com
4 74 (4.67%) Cisco
5 51 (3.22%) VMware
6 46 (2.90%) Juniper
7 44 (2.78%) EMC
8 41 (2.59%) Google
9 38 (2.40%) SAP
10 33 (2.08%) Tableau
11 31 (1.96%) HP
11 31 (1.96%) Pega
11 31 (1.96%) Splunk
12 29 (1.83%) CheckPoint
12 29 (1.83%) hybris
13 26 (1.64%) F5
14 25 (1.58%) Citrix
15 24 (1.52%) IBM
16 21 (1.33%) Cognos
17 16 (1.01%) Red Hat
Crawley, West Sussex
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 2 hours ago
Ossett, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Pension
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + up to 10% bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Innovative Technology Limited
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Innovative Technology Limited
Salary: Highly-competitive and negotiable
Posted: 6 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £46000.00 - £56000.00 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £370000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + PERKS
Posted: 2 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
ISL
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £65000 per annum + Amazing benefits
Posted: 40 minutes ago
City, London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Amazing benefits
Posted: 37 minutes ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £65000 per annum + Amazing benefits
Posted: 34 minutes ago
London
Networkers
Salary: £60000 - £74000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Berkshire
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Excellent plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Best Practice Talent Solutions
Salary: From £28,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Bupa
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 35,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £70,000 per annum Plus Excellent Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Advantage XPO
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Networkers
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: Negotiable DOE
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol Area
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits superb benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + benefits inc pension, 25 days hol
Posted: Yesterday