Period
to 20 March 2019

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 20 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 152 145 163
Rank change year-on-year -7 +18 -32
Permanent jobs citing Validation 28 79 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.86% 1.59% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 1.77% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 19 69 30
Hertfordshire median annual salary £75,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +66.67% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £29,100 £26,000 £28,625
90th Percentile £95,500 £65,000 £67,500
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +16.28% +1.18% +1.80%

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 2,814 4,469 4,072
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 86.83% 90.12% 90.57%
Number of salaries quoted 2,181 3,733 3,384
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,050 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -

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 20 March 2019.

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 20 March 2019. 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
Watford +19 16 £77,500 +34.78%
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £80,000 -
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £25,000 - 1
Letchworth - 3 - -
Hatfield +7 1 £32,000 -17.95% 1
Validation
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 March 2019, 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (35.71%) Enterprise Architecture
3 9 (32.14%) Degree
4 8 (28.57%) TOGAF
4 8 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 8 (28.57%) SQL
5 7 (25.00%) SAP
6 6 (21.43%) JDBC
6 6 (21.43%) XML
6 6 (21.43%) DOM
6 6 (21.43%) J2EE
6 6 (21.43%) WebLogic
6 6 (21.43%) Java
6 6 (21.43%) OO
6 6 (21.43%) Tomcat
6 6 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (21.43%) RDBMS
6 6 (21.43%) JAXB
6 6 (21.43%) SAX
6 6 (21.43%) MVC
6 6 (21.43%) TDD
6 6 (21.43%) Scrum
6 6 (21.43%) Web Application Development
6 6 (21.43%) BDD
6 6 (21.43%) Java SE
6 6 (21.43%) Java EE
6 6 (21.43%) User Stories
6 6 (21.43%) Relational Database
6 6 (21.43%) Front End Development
6 6 (21.43%) Spring

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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (21.43%) Tomcat
1 6 (21.43%) WebLogic
2 5 (17.86%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) WAN
2 2 (7.14%) LAN
2 2 (7.14%) SNMP
3 1 (3.57%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) RDBMS
1 6 (21.43%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (7.14%) Power BI
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Git (software)
1 6 (21.43%) Maven
2 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.57%) JMeter
2 1 (3.57%) LoadRunner
2 1 (3.57%) Robot Framework
2 1 (3.57%) Selenium
2 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.57%) Legal
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Architect
2 6 (21.43%) Developer
2 6 (21.43%) Java Developer
2 6 (21.43%) Senior Developer
2 6 (21.43%) Senior Java Developer
3 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Applications Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Enterprise Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (7.14%) IT Architect
5 2 (7.14%) IT Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (7.14%) IT Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Reliability Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Compliance Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Applications Architect
6 1 (3.57%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) DOM
1 6 (21.43%) J2EE
1 6 (21.43%) Java EE
1 6 (21.43%) Java SE
1 6 (21.43%) JAXB
1 6 (21.43%) JDBC
1 6 (21.43%) SAX
1 6 (21.43%) Spring
1 6 (21.43%) Spring Boot
1 6 (21.43%) Spring MVC
1 6 (21.43%) XML
2 2 (7.14%) SAP XI
3 1 (3.57%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
1 4 (14.29%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (10.71%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) FMCG
3 1 (3.57%) LIMS
3 1 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (35.71%) Enterprise Architecture
3 8 (28.57%) Test Strategy
3 8 (28.57%) TOGAF
4 6 (21.43%) BDD
4 6 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (21.43%) Front End Development
4 6 (21.43%) MVC
4 6 (21.43%) OO
4 6 (21.43%) Scrum
4 6 (21.43%) Systems Analysis
4 6 (21.43%) TDD
4 6 (21.43%) Test Automation
4 6 (21.43%) Test Scripting
4 6 (21.43%) User Stories
4 6 (21.43%) Web Application Development
5 5 (17.86%) ITIL
6 4 (14.29%) Coaching
7 3 (10.71%) Information Architecture
7 3 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) SQL
2 6 (21.43%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) Degree
2 3 (10.71%) CCNA
2 3 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (7.14%) CBAP
3 2 (7.14%) ISEB
4 1 (3.57%) CCNP
4 1 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.57%) GAMP
2 1 (3.57%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) SAP
2 3 (10.71%) Cisco
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft