Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
South East > Kent
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 114 150
Rank change year-on-year +13 +36 -16
Permanent jobs citing Validation 7 14 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.53% 0.82% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.93% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 5
Kent median annual salary £50,000 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +53.85% -7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £42,500 £31,250 £30,250
90th Percentile £67,125 £33,750 £52,500
South East median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -10.00%

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 Kent with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Kent
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1127 1504 1954
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 85.96% 88.21% 87.70%
Number of salaries quoted 954 1333 1724
Kent median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.66% -2.38%
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,100 £25,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £58,750
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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
Salary Histogram in Kent

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

Salary histogram 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 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
Sittingbourne - 2 £45,000 -
Maidstone +26 1 - -
Rochester +2 1 £67,500 -
Validation
South East

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 Kent region with a requirement for Validation.

1 4 (57.14%) Project Management
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Change Management
3 2 (28.57%) Firewall
3 2 (28.57%) IPsec
3 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) TOWER Software
3 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) Adobe
3 2 (28.57%) CCNP
3 2 (28.57%) CCNA
3 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 2 (28.57%) Dell
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (28.57%) SAN
3 2 (28.57%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (28.57%) BGP
3 2 (28.57%) EIGRP
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) MCSE
3 2 (28.57%) MCSA
3 2 (28.57%) B2B
3 2 (28.57%) SLA
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco
3 2 (28.57%) Data Management
3 2 (28.57%) Degree
3 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery

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 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) BGP
1 2 (28.57%) DMVPN
1 2 (28.57%) EIGRP
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
1 2 (28.57%) IPsec
1 2 (28.57%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Administrator
1 2 (28.57%) Architect
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Team Leader
1 2 (28.57%) IT Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Salesforce Administrator
1 2 (28.57%) Salesforce Architect
1 2 (28.57%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Team Leader
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Implementation Manager
2 1 (14.29%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Logistics Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Software Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Software Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Visualforce
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Project Management
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Change Management
3 2 (28.57%) B2B
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (28.57%) Data Management
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
3 2 (28.57%) Resource Management
3 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
4 1 (14.29%) Database Optimisation
4 1 (14.29%) ETL
4 1 (14.29%) Logistics
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Apex Code
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) 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
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) SLA
2 1 (14.29%) Data Quality
2 1 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Server
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Adobe
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco
1 2 (28.57%) Dell
1 2 (28.57%) Salesforce.com
1 2 (28.57%) SonicWALL
1 2 (28.57%) TOWER Software
1 2 (28.57%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft