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 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
UK / England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 313 321 291
Rank change year-on-year +8 -30  
Permanent jobs citing Validation 785 971 1095
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.98% 0.99% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 1.12% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 556 699 736
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,850 £31,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - -11.11%  

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 71495 86758 87192
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 89.14% 88.63% 86.96%
Number of salaries quoted 59324 72606 71305
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 +50 315 £55,000 -4.34% 41
North West +56 112 £34,250 -4.86% 15
South East -69 96 £45,000 +12.50% 20
South West +6 71 £37,500 -14.77% 16
East of England -20 67 £45,000 +9.75% 18
Yorkshire +52 60 £40,000 - 9
West Midlands +15 51 £50,000 +17.64% 8
North East +6 5 £31,000 -23.92% 4
East Midlands -12 5 £35,000 -9.67% 4
South Coast - 1 - -
Validation
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 396 (24.95%) Degree
2 350 (22.05%) Finance
3 333 (20.98%) Agile Software Development
4 324 (20.42%) SQL
5 280 (17.64%) Analytical Skills
6 264 (16.64%) Microsoft
7 241 (15.19%) Project Management
8 240 (15.12%) Java
9 232 (14.62%) Software Engineering
10 228 (14.37%) C++
11 207 (13.04%) Linux
12 190 (11.97%) QA
13 184 (11.59%) C
14 180 (11.34%) HTML
15 172 (10.84%) MS Excel
16 170 (10.71%) Python
17 168 (10.59%) SQL Server
18 164 (10.33%) Computer Science
19 161 (10.14%) JavaScript
20 154 (9.70%) ITIL
21 151 (9.51%) Windows
22 144 (9.07%) Analytics
23 143 (9.01%) SDLC
24 138 (8.70%) Security Cleared
25 132 (8.32%) .NET
25 132 (8.32%) Business Analysis
26 125 (7.88%) CSS
27 122 (7.69%) Web Services
27 122 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
28 121 (7.62%) Selenium

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 36 (2.27%) IIS
2 35 (2.21%) Tomcat
3 33 (2.08%) CMS
4 31 (1.95%) SAS
5 29 (1.83%) SharePoint
6 28 (1.76%) Apache
7 22 (1.39%) WebSphere
8 19 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 15 (0.95%) JBoss
9 15 (0.95%) MS Exchange
9 15 (0.95%) WebLogic
10 11 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
11 10 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 9 (0.57%) Apache Spark
13 8 (0.50%) Confluence
14 6 (0.38%) OpenStack
15 4 (0.25%) GlassFish
15 4 (0.25%) Skype for Business
15 4 (0.25%) SugarCRM
16 3 (0.19%) Liferay
Applications
1 172 (10.84%) MS Excel
2 85 (5.36%) MS Office
3 38 (2.39%) MS Visio
4 34 (2.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 25 (1.58%) SPSS
6 10 (0.63%) Simulink
7 8 (0.50%) MS Project
7 8 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.32%) SOLIDWORKS
9 3 (0.19%) GNU Octave
9 3 (0.19%) Stata
9 3 (0.19%) Stateflow
9 3 (0.19%) Windchill
10 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.13%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 2 (0.13%) PTC Creo
10 2 (0.13%) Solid Edge
11 1 (0.063%) GIMP
11 1 (0.063%) Mingle
11 1 (0.063%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 25 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.50%) Northgate Housing
2 8 (0.50%) Orchard Housing
2 8 (0.50%) SAP PM
3 7 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.38%) OpenText MBPM
4 6 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 5 (0.32%) Oracle HRMS
5 5 (0.32%) SAP CO
5 5 (0.32%) SAP FI
5 5 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 3 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.19%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.19%) SAP R/3
7 3 (0.19%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 49 (3.09%) SaaS
2 29 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (1.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
5 17 (1.07%) Google Cloud Platform
6 16 (1.01%) Google Analytics
7 14 (0.88%) Force.com
7 14 (0.88%) Google Tag Manager
8 13 (0.82%) PaaS
9 10 (0.63%) IaaS
10 7 (0.44%) GitHub
11 6 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.25%) Adobe Analytics
12 4 (0.25%) Office 365
13 3 (0.19%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.13%) Mimecast
14 2 (0.13%) Trello
15 1 (0.063%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 1 (0.063%) FinancialForce.com
Communications & Networking
1 78 (4.91%) Firewall
2 65 (4.10%) LAN
3 64 (4.03%) WAN
4 56 (3.53%) DNS
5 53 (3.34%) TCP/IP
6 52 (3.28%) DHCP
7 44 (2.77%) Wireless
8 43 (2.71%) Internet
9 27 (1.70%) Ethernet
10 26 (1.64%) Bluetooth
10 26 (1.64%) HTTP
11 22 (1.39%) RS-232
12 21 (1.32%) RS-422
12 21 (1.32%) RS-485
12 21 (1.32%) ZigBee
13 19 (1.20%) Software-Defined Networking
14 17 (1.07%) Intranet
15 15 (0.95%) Intrusion Detection
16 14 (0.88%) VoIP
16 14 (0.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (10.59%) SQL Server
2 89 (5.61%) MySQL
3 59 (3.72%) Relational Database
4 41 (2.58%) Big Data
5 36 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 36 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 34 (2.14%) Hadoop
7 31 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
8 23 (1.45%) Oracle Database
9 20 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
10 19 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
10 19 (1.20%) Data Mining
11 18 (1.13%) QlikView
12 16 (1.01%) RDBMS
13 14 (0.88%) GIS
13 14 (0.88%) NoSQL
13 14 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
13 14 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
13 14 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 13 (0.82%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 121 (7.62%) Selenium
2 81 (5.10%) Git (software)
3 74 (4.66%) JIRA
4 69 (4.35%) Cucumber
5 50 (3.15%) Visual Studio
6 41 (2.58%) Subversion
7 34 (2.14%) Jenkins
8 31 (1.95%) Rational DOORS
9 26 (1.64%) JUnit
10 25 (1.58%) Appium
11 18 (1.13%) Ant
11 18 (1.13%) LoadRunner
12 17 (1.07%) Maven
13 16 (1.01%) HP UFT
13 16 (1.01%) JMeter
13 16 (1.01%) TestNG
14 15 (0.95%) MSI
15 13 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 10 (0.63%) SoapUI
16 10 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 350 (22.05%) Finance
2 94 (5.92%) Banking
3 87 (5.48%) Electronics
4 81 (5.10%) Telecoms
5 78 (4.91%) Manufacturing
6 73 (4.60%) Marketing
7 47 (2.96%) Legal
8 35 (2.21%) Advertising
9 34 (2.14%) Retail
10 31 (1.95%) Pharmaceutical
11 28 (1.76%) Financial Institution
12 27 (1.70%) Back Office
13 25 (1.58%) Automotive
14 24 (1.51%) Aerospace
14 24 (1.51%) Military
15 20 (1.26%) Front Office
16 18 (1.13%) Investment Banking
16 18 (1.13%) Publishing
17 12 (0.76%) Billing
17 12 (0.76%) German Language
Job Titles
1 346 (21.80%) Analyst
2 234 (14.74%) Developer
3 134 (8.44%) Business Analyst
4 104 (6.55%) Consultant
5 94 (5.92%) Software Engineer
6 89 (5.61%) Test Engineer
7 69 (4.35%) Architect
8 68 (4.28%) Embedded Engineer
9 57 (3.59%) Senior Analyst
9 57 (3.59%) Systems Engineer
10 45 (2.84%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 42 (2.65%) QA Engineer
12 41 (2.58%) Administrator
12 41 (2.58%) Network Engineer
13 40 (2.52%) Data Analyst
14 39 (2.46%) Integration Engineer
15 36 (2.27%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 35 (2.21%) Support Analyst
17 34 (2.14%) Java Engineer
18 32 (2.02%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (11.34%) HTML
2 132 (8.32%) .NET
3 125 (7.88%) CSS
4 122 (7.69%) Web Services
5 90 (5.67%) XML
6 65 (4.10%) jQuery
7 61 (3.84%) JSON
8 53 (3.34%) AngularJS
9 50 (3.15%) SOAP
10 46 (2.90%) REST
11 42 (2.65%) ASP.NET
11 42 (2.65%) HTML5
12 37 (2.33%) Spring
13 35 (2.21%) ASP.NET MVC
13 35 (2.21%) Node.js
14 33 (2.08%) CSS3
14 33 (2.08%) J2EE
15 31 (1.95%) RESTful
16 28 (1.76%) Middleware
17 21 (1.32%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 280 (17.64%) Analytical Skills
2 164 (10.33%) Computer Science
3 113 (7.12%) Management Information System
4 90 (5.67%) User Experience
5 77 (4.85%) Data Centre
6 62 (3.91%) Algorithms
7 42 (2.65%) Mobile App
8 37 (2.33%) Fintech
9 30 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
10 21 (1.32%) Home Automation
11 20 (1.26%) Life Science
12 18 (1.13%) Credit Risk
12 18 (1.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 17 (1.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 17 (1.07%) Virtual Team
13 17 (1.07%) Wiki
14 15 (0.95%) Data Structures
14 15 (0.95%) Device Driver
14 15 (0.95%) Market Risk
14 15 (0.95%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 207 (13.04%) Linux
2 151 (9.51%) Windows
3 72 (4.54%) Unix
4 67 (4.22%) Windows Server
5 36 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 35 (2.21%) Embedded Linux
7 18 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (0.88%) Windows 7
10 11 (0.69%) Android
11 10 (0.63%) Windows 10
12 9 (0.57%) Windows Vista
13 8 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (0.38%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.25%) AIX
15 4 (0.25%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.19%) Solaris
17 2 (0.13%) VMS
17 2 (0.13%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.13%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 333 (20.98%) Agile Software Development
2 241 (15.19%) Project Management
3 232 (14.62%) Software Engineering
4 154 (9.70%) ITIL
5 144 (9.07%) Analytics
6 143 (9.01%) SDLC
7 132 (8.32%) Business Analysis
8 122 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
9 113 (7.12%) Test Scripting
10 108 (6.81%) Scrum
11 107 (6.74%) Test Strategy
12 101 (6.36%) Continuous Integration
12 101 (6.36%) Mathematics
13 100 (6.30%) CRM
14 94 (5.92%) Continuous Improvement
15 90 (5.67%) Software Testing
16 87 (5.48%) Service Delivery
17 84 (5.29%) Data Validation
17 84 (5.29%) Stakeholder Management
18 77 (4.85%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 324 (20.42%) SQL
2 240 (15.12%) Java
3 228 (14.37%) C++
4 184 (11.59%) C
5 170 (10.71%) Python
6 161 (10.14%) JavaScript
7 116 (7.31%) C#
8 89 (5.61%) PHP
9 78 (4.91%) Embedded C
10 59 (3.72%) Perl
11 47 (2.96%) Embedded C++
12 45 (2.84%) R
13 37 (2.33%) MATLAB
13 37 (2.33%) VBA
14 34 (2.14%) VB
15 32 (2.02%) T-SQL
16 31 (1.95%) Bash Shell
17 30 (1.89%) Ruby
18 21 (1.32%) ANSI C
19 20 (1.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 396 (24.95%) Degree
2 138 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 74 (4.66%) SC Cleared
4 66 (4.16%) DV Cleared
5 64 (4.03%) Cisco Certification
6 55 (3.47%) ISEB
7 48 (3.02%) CCNP
8 44 (2.77%) ISTQB
8 44 (2.77%) PhD
9 38 (2.39%) ITIL Certification
10 24 (1.51%) HND
11 23 (1.45%) CCIE
12 22 (1.39%) HNC
13 21 (1.32%) CISSP
14 17 (1.07%) SANS
15 15 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
16 14 (0.88%) CCNA
17 13 (0.82%) CEH
17 13 (0.82%) JNCIA
17 13 (0.82%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 190 (11.97%) QA
2 78 (4.91%) SLA
3 56 (3.53%) Data Quality
4 29 (1.83%) MiFID
5 23 (1.45%) EMIR
6 19 (1.20%) PMO
7 13 (0.82%) GAMP
8 11 (0.69%) Dodd-Frank
9 9 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 7 (0.44%) ISO 9001
10 7 (0.44%) ISO13485
10 7 (0.44%) MISRA
11 5 (0.32%) GxP
11 5 (0.32%) IEC 61508
12 4 (0.25%) COBIT
12 4 (0.25%) MISRA C
13 3 (0.19%) Basel III
13 3 (0.19%) ISO26262
13 3 (0.19%) PMBOK
13 3 (0.19%) SEPA
System Software
1 76 (4.79%) Active Directory
2 74 (4.66%) Firmware
3 72 (4.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 56 (3.53%) Hyper-V
5 21 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
6 17 (1.07%) vSphere
7 13 (0.82%) XenApp
8 12 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.32%) Docker
10 4 (0.25%) vCloud
10 4 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.19%) HDFS
11 3 (0.19%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.13%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.13%) NFS
12 2 (0.13%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 28 (1.76%) HP Quality Center
2 24 (1.51%) SCCM
3 22 (1.39%) Puppet
4 18 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (0.76%) EdgeSight
6 11 (0.69%) Endace
7 8 (0.50%) Ansible
7 8 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 6 (0.38%) SCOM
9 4 (0.25%) BladeLogic
10 3 (0.19%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 3 (0.19%) Kubernetes
10 3 (0.19%) Nessus
10 3 (0.19%) RSA Archer
10 3 (0.19%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 2 (0.13%) Nagios
11 2 (0.13%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.13%) Oracle ZFS
11 2 (0.13%) SmoothWall
11 2 (0.13%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 264 (16.64%) Microsoft
2 120 (7.56%) Oracle
3 90 (5.67%) Cisco
4 75 (4.73%) VMware
5 67 (4.22%) Juniper
6 66 (4.16%) Salesforce.com
7 54 (3.40%) SAP
8 42 (2.65%) HP
9 33 (2.08%) IBM
10 32 (2.02%) Google
11 28 (1.76%) Citrix
12 25 (1.58%) Tableau
13 21 (1.32%) Atlassian
14 18 (1.13%) Red Hat
15 17 (1.07%) hybris
16 15 (0.95%) Cognos
17 13 (0.82%) F5
18 12 (0.76%) EMC
18 12 (0.76%) Fujitsu
18 12 (0.76%) LogRhythm
Royston, Hertfordshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £very competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Sanderson
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £38,000 to £49,000 per annum + 5% bonus + 29 days holiday + pensi
Posted: 11 hours ago
Selby, North Yorkshire
Arnold Ash Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + company benefits + training on new
Posted: Yesterday
Newquay, Cornwall
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £43000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Posted: 2 days ago
Newquay, Cornwall
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
London
onezeero.
Posted: Yesterday
London
DeSantis Arin Recruitment
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + generous bonus and benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
South West London
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 to 45,000
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester, Worcestershire
Erin Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum + Bonus & excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
SoCode Limited
Salary: £35k - 45k per year + Company Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Lewes, East Sussex
Technical Futures
Salary: From £48,000 to £54,000 per annum Dep on Experience
Posted: Yesterday
London
Arrows Group
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary and Benefits - please contact for details
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Computershare Investor Services
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum 25 days holiday, pension scheme
Posted: Yesterday
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Computershare Investor Services
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum 25 days holiday, pension scheme
Posted: Yesterday
London
Durlston Partners
Salary: Up to £100,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Salary: £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Tui (Ip) Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Networking People
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + 15-20% Shift Allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Aesica Pharmaceuticals
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Tec Partners
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum +Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago