Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 160 152
Rank change year-on-year -4 -8 +16
Permanent jobs citing Validation 46 58 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.06% 1.30% 1.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 1.48% 2.04%
Number of salaries quoted 38 48 42
Hertfordshire median annual salary £41,000 £42,500 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.53% -13.27% +40.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £35,963
90th Percentile £64,625 £61,625 £103,750
East of England median annual salary £42,500 £47,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year -10.53% +7.95% +3.53%

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3677 3918 4717
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 84.65% 87.85% 87.51%
Number of salaries quoted 3103 3237 3833
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +2.15%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £71,250
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Hertfordshire

Validation
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Salary trend for Validation in Hertfordshire

Validation
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Validation in Hertfordshire

Validation
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 19 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
Hatfield +26 26 £55,000 +25.71% 2
Welwyn - 6 £35,000 -
Hemel Hempstead -6 2 £42,000 -1.18% 1
Stevenage -10 2 - -
Welwyn Garden City -14 2 £30,000 -40.00%
Bishop's Stortford - 1 £40,000 -
Watford - 1 £57,500 -
Royston - 1 £37,500 -
Validation
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 12 (26.09%) Retail
2 11 (23.91%) Usability Testing
2 11 (23.91%) User Experience
3 8 (17.39%) Mathematics
4 7 (15.22%) Degree
4 7 (15.22%) Data Cleansing
4 7 (15.22%) PCI DSS
4 7 (15.22%) Data Management
4 7 (15.22%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 7 (15.22%) Data Quality
4 7 (15.22%) Windows
4 7 (15.22%) VHDL
4 7 (15.22%) Wireframes
4 7 (15.22%) Customer-Centricity
5 6 (13.04%) Service Delivery
5 6 (13.04%) Finance
5 6 (13.04%) System Testing
5 6 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (10.87%) Performance Testing
6 5 (10.87%) SCCM
6 5 (10.87%) Embedded Systems
6 5 (10.87%) Problem Management
6 5 (10.87%) Server Building
6 5 (10.87%) Electronics
6 5 (10.87%) ITIL
6 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
6 5 (10.87%) EMC
6 5 (10.87%) ASIC
6 5 (10.87%) CAD
6 5 (10.87%) MSI

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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:

Applications
1 2 (4.35%) GNU Octave
1 2 (4.35%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Akamai
1 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) Firewall
2 2 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (4.35%) Software-Defined Radio
3 1 (2.17%) ADSL
3 1 (2.17%) DNS
3 1 (2.17%) HTTP
3 1 (2.17%) Internet
3 1 (2.17%) MPLS
3 1 (2.17%) VPN
Development Applications
1 5 (10.87%) MSI
2 2 (4.35%) LabVIEW
3 1 (2.17%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.17%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (2.17%) Subversion
General
1 12 (26.09%) Retail
2 6 (13.04%) Finance
3 5 (10.87%) Electronics
4 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (30.43%) Analyst
2 11 (23.91%) User Experience Researcher
3 9 (19.57%) Senior User Experience Researcher
4 7 (15.22%) Data Analyst
4 7 (15.22%) Excel Analyst
5 6 (13.04%) Design Engineer
6 5 (10.87%) Electronics Design Engineer
6 5 (10.87%) Electronics Engineer
7 4 (8.70%) Consultant
8 3 (6.52%) Information Security Consultant
8 3 (6.52%) Presales Consultant
8 3 (6.52%) Security Consultant
9 2 (4.35%) Cisco Security Specialist
9 2 (4.35%) Cisco Specialist
9 2 (4.35%) Firewall Specialist
9 2 (4.35%) Firmware Engineer
9 2 (4.35%) FPGA Engineer
9 2 (4.35%) Security Specialist
9 2 (4.35%) Test Engineer
9 2 (4.35%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) CSS
1 1 (2.17%) J2EE
1 1 (2.17%) Middleware
1 1 (2.17%) SOAP
1 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.91%) User Experience
2 7 (15.22%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 7 (15.22%) VHDL
3 5 (10.87%) ASIC
3 5 (10.87%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (4.35%) Algorithms
4 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.17%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.22%) Windows
2 5 (10.87%) Windows 10
3 4 (8.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.91%) Usability Testing
2 8 (17.39%) Mathematics
3 7 (15.22%) Customer-Centricity
3 7 (15.22%) Data Cleansing
3 7 (15.22%) Data Management
3 7 (15.22%) Wireframes
4 6 (13.04%) Service Delivery
4 6 (13.04%) System Testing
5 5 (10.87%) CAD
5 5 (10.87%) Component Testing
5 5 (10.87%) Customer Requirements
5 5 (10.87%) ITIL
5 5 (10.87%) Performance Testing
5 5 (10.87%) Presales
5 5 (10.87%) Problem Management
5 5 (10.87%) Schematic Capture
5 5 (10.87%) Security Operations
5 5 (10.87%) Server Building
5 5 (10.87%) Test Planning
6 4 (8.70%) Eye Tracking
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.35%) Java
2 1 (2.17%) AWK
2 1 (2.17%) C#
2 1 (2.17%) C++
2 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (15.22%) Degree
2 4 (8.70%) SC Cleared
2 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.35%) CCNA
3 2 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.22%) Data Quality
1 7 (15.22%) PCI DSS
2 6 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (8.70%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 4 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 4 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (10.87%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (10.87%) EMC
1 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.35%) Cisco
2 2 (4.35%) Xilinx
3 1 (2.17%) Splunk
3 1 (2.17%) Veracode