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 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 74 137
Rank change year-on-year -42 +63  
Permanent jobs citing Validation 30 71 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.45% 3.11% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% 3.56% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 19 50 11
Median salary £52,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.66% +2.27%  
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £37,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £50,000 £57,500
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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1816 1995 2481
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 87.77% 87.31% 86.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1538 1632 1956
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 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
Hatfield +1 12 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Welwyn Garden City -6 5 £25,500 -38.55%
Stevenage 0 4 - - 1
Letchworth - 1 - - 1
Royston - 1 £37,500 -
Validation
East of England

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

1 15 (25.42%) Degree
2 12 (20.34%) Microsoft
2 12 (20.34%) Finance
3 10 (16.95%) Workflow
3 10 (16.95%) Data Analysis
3 10 (16.95%) ITIL
4 9 (15.25%) PRINCE2
4 9 (15.25%) Windows
4 9 (15.25%) Project Management
4 9 (15.25%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (13.56%) SCCM
5 8 (13.56%) Data Protection
5 8 (13.56%) SDLC
5 8 (13.56%) Software Engineering
6 7 (11.86%) MSI
6 7 (11.86%) Oracle
6 7 (11.86%) SQL
6 7 (11.86%) CRM
6 7 (11.86%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (11.86%) User Experience
6 7 (11.86%) Usability Testing
7 6 (10.17%) Data Privacy
7 6 (10.17%) Line Management
7 6 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (10.17%) Data Centre
7 6 (10.17%) Customer Requirements
7 6 (10.17%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (10.17%) JavaScript
7 6 (10.17%) SAP
7 6 (10.17%) Linux

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 5 (8.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (6.78%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.39%) GNU Octave
3 2 (3.39%) Simulink
4 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.78%) Internet
2 2 (3.39%) HTTP
2 2 (3.39%) Software-Defined Radio
2 2 (3.39%) SpaceWire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.78%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (6.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (5.08%) GIS
2 3 (5.08%) Oracle Database
2 3 (5.08%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.39%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (3.39%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (11.86%) MSI
2 5 (8.47%) InstallShield
3 3 (5.08%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (3.39%) Eclipse
4 2 (3.39%) Subversion
5 1 (1.69%) LabVIEW
General
1 12 (20.34%) Finance
2 6 (10.17%) Aerospace
2 6 (10.17%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (6.78%) Manufacturing
3 4 (6.78%) Retail
4 2 (3.39%) Legal
5 1 (1.69%) Billing
5 1 (1.69%) Electronics
5 1 (1.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (22.03%) Analyst
2 7 (11.86%) User Experience Researcher
3 6 (10.17%) Architect
3 6 (10.17%) Lead Architect
3 6 (10.17%) Lead Solutions Architect
3 6 (10.17%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (8.47%) Applications Packager
4 5 (8.47%) Senior User Experience Researcher
4 5 (8.47%) Validation Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) Business Analyst
5 4 (6.78%) Consultant
5 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (5.08%) DBA
6 3 (5.08%) Design Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Oracle DBA
6 3 (5.08%) Security Consultant
6 3 (5.08%) Senior Oracle DBA
6 3 (5.08%) Software Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.17%) Middleware
2 3 (5.08%) CSS
3 2 (3.39%) Django
3 2 (3.39%) Flask
3 2 (3.39%) J2EE
3 2 (3.39%) JSON
3 2 (3.39%) RESTful
3 2 (3.39%) SAP XI
3 2 (3.39%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.86%) User Experience
2 6 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.17%) Computer Science
2 6 (10.17%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.17%) Pharmacovigilance
3 4 (6.78%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 3 (5.08%) VHDL
5 2 (3.39%) Algorithms
5 2 (3.39%) Replication
6 1 (1.69%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.25%) Windows
2 6 (10.17%) Linux
3 5 (8.47%) Windows Vista
4 2 (3.39%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.95%) Data Analysis
1 10 (16.95%) ITIL
1 10 (16.95%) Workflow
2 9 (15.25%) PRINCE2
2 9 (15.25%) Project Management
2 9 (15.25%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (13.56%) Data Protection
3 8 (13.56%) SDLC
3 8 (13.56%) Software Engineering
4 7 (11.86%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (11.86%) CRM
4 7 (11.86%) Usability Testing
5 6 (10.17%) Customer Requirements
5 6 (10.17%) Data Privacy
5 6 (10.17%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (10.17%) Informatics
5 6 (10.17%) Line Management
5 6 (10.17%) Service Delivery
6 5 (8.47%) Application Packaging
6 5 (8.47%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.86%) SQL
2 6 (10.17%) JavaScript
3 5 (8.47%) C++
4 4 (6.78%) Java
5 3 (5.08%) C
6 2 (3.39%) C#
6 2 (3.39%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.39%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (25.42%) Degree
2 6 (10.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (8.47%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.47%) Security Cleared
4 4 (6.78%) CBAP
4 4 (6.78%) ISEB
5 2 (3.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (6.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 4 (6.78%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 4 (6.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 4 (6.78%) PCI DSS
3 3 (5.08%) SLA
4 2 (3.39%) ISO 13485
4 2 (3.39%) MIL-STD-1553
5 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 19770
5 1 (1.69%) QA
5 1 (1.69%) RMADS
System Software
1 5 (8.47%) Active Directory
1 5 (8.47%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (5.08%) Firmware
3 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (13.56%) SCCM
2 5 (8.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.69%) Aspera SmartTrack
Vendors
1 12 (20.34%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.86%) Oracle
3 6 (10.17%) SAP
4 2 (3.39%) Computacenter
4 2 (3.39%) Xilinx
5 1 (1.69%) Cognos
5 1 (1.69%) Express Metrix
5 1 (1.69%) HP
5 1 (1.69%) IBM
5 1 (1.69%) VMware
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Kcom Group Plc
Salary: £40000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Ocado
Posted: Yesterday
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
*Willmott Dixon Holdings Limited
Posted: 24 days ago
Stevenage
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive benefits package
Posted: 10 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Salary: £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago