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

Validation
South East > Kent
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 84 96
Rank change year-on-year +14 +12  
Permanent jobs citing Validation 7 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.04% 0.31% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 0.35% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 3
Kent median annual salary £45,000 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +38.46% -7.14%  
10th Percentile £39,000 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £48,375 £33,750 £41,100
South East median annual salary £47,500 £43,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.46% -14.00%  

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 Kent with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Kent
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 553 853 957
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 82.17% 88.49% 86.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1743 3288 3395
Kent median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -  
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,175 £27,000
90th Percentile £62,450 £58,750 £65,000
South East median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.55%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Kent

Validation
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Salary trend for Validation in Kent

Validation
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Kent region over the 3 months to 29 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
Maidstone +3 3 £47,500 +46.15%
Sittingbourne - 3 £45,000 -
Validation
South East

For the 6 months to 29 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 Kent region with a requirement for Validation.

1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
1 4 (57.14%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (42.86%) Data Quality
2 3 (42.86%) Database Optimisation
2 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) T-SQL
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (42.86%) Data Modelling
2 3 (42.86%) ETL
2 3 (42.86%) Firewall
2 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (42.86%) Systems Analysis
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (42.86%) QA
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (28.57%) Degree
3 2 (28.57%) SonicWALL
3 2 (28.57%) VMware Server
3 2 (28.57%) IPsec
3 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
3 2 (28.57%) MCSE

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (14.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (14.29%) Amazon S3
2 1 (14.29%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (14.29%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 1 (14.29%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (14.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) BGP
2 2 (28.57%) DMVPN
2 2 (28.57%) EIGRP
2 2 (28.57%) IPsec
2 2 (28.57%) SAN
3 1 (14.29%) Internet
3 1 (14.29%) LAN
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security
3 1 (14.29%) VPN
3 1 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (14.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (14.29%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
General
1 1 (14.29%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Team Leader
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Team Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Cloud Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Service Transition Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) SSIS Developer
3 1 (14.29%) SSRS Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Transition Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) T-SQL Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) CMDB
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
1 4 (57.14%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Data Modelling
2 3 (42.86%) Database Optimisation
2 3 (42.86%) ETL
2 3 (42.86%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
4 1 (14.29%) Change Management
4 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Data Transformation
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
4 1 (14.29%) ITSM
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
1 3 (42.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) CCNA
1 2 (28.57%) CCNP
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
1 2 (28.57%) Master's Degree
1 2 (28.57%) MCSA
1 2 (28.57%) MCSE
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) AWS Certification
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) Data Quality
1 3 (42.86%) QA
2 2 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Server
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco
3 2 (28.57%) Dell
3 2 (28.57%) SonicWALL
4 1 (14.29%) BMC
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (14.29%) Rackspace