Period
to 16 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London 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 16 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
England > London
6 months to
16 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 211 282 280
Rank change year-on-year +71 -2 +32
Permanent jobs citing Validation 871 248 615
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.76% 1.06% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.84% 1.12% 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 412 171 453
10th Percentile £48,750 £43,750 £36,350
25th Percentile £57,500 £51,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +15.38% +4.00% -3.85%
75th Percentile £87,500 £81,250 £83,750
90th Percentile £99,875 £86,250 £110,000
England median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +13.64% - +3.77%

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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 47,351 22,077 48,115
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 95.62% 94.08% 93.86%
Number of salaries quoted 31,698 18,638 39,028
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £48,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £83,750
90th Percentile £110,000 £105,000 £100,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Validation as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in London

Validation
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Validation in London.

Salary trend for Validation in London

Validation
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Validation in London over the 6 months to 16 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Validation in London

Validation
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the London region over the 6 months to 16 January 2022. 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
Central London -21 103 £82,500 +24.53% 24
West London -29 41 £37,500 -42.31% 10
South London -12 13 £62,500 +16.28% 2
North London - 1 - - 1
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2022, 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 London region with a requirement for Validation.

1 319 (36.62%) Agile Software Development
2 311 (35.71%) Social Skills
3 281 (32.26%) Python
4 276 (31.69%) Degree
5 259 (29.74%) Finance
6 236 (27.10%) SQL
7 181 (20.78%) Software Engineering
8 154 (17.68%) Analytics
9 139 (15.96%) Model Validation
10 138 (15.84%) Computer Science
11 134 (15.38%) Mathematics
12 133 (15.27%) Project Management
13 126 (14.47%) QA
14 120 (13.78%) Machine Learning
15 116 (13.32%) Statistics
16 114 (13.09%) AWS
17 112 (12.86%) Decision-Making
17 112 (12.86%) Problem-Solving
18 108 (12.40%) Analytical Skills
19 106 (12.17%) DevOps
20 105 (12.06%) User Experience
20 105 (12.06%) Java
21 99 (11.37%) Technical Leadership
22 98 (11.25%) C#
22 98 (11.25%) Azure
23 94 (10.79%) Data Science
24 93 (10.68%) Data Pipeline
24 93 (10.68%) Banking
25 86 (9.87%) Serverless
26 85 (9.76%) Docker

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 50 (5.74%) SAS
2 36 (4.13%) Documentum
2 36 (4.13%) SharePoint
3 23 (2.64%) Confluence
4 22 (2.53%) Apache Spark
5 13 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (1.26%) Apache
7 8 (0.92%) Apache Airflow
8 6 (0.69%) CMS
9 4 (0.46%) IIS
9 4 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (0.46%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.46%) WordPress
10 3 (0.34%) Jupyter
11 2 (0.23%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.11%) nginx
12 1 (0.11%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.11%) WinCC
Applications
1 60 (6.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (3.67%) Sketch
3 23 (2.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (1.95%) Microsoft Office
5 9 (1.03%) Windchill
6 6 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.69%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.57%) InVision
8 3 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.34%) Adobe XD
8 3 (0.34%) Stata
9 2 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 31 (3.56%) TrackWise
2 8 (0.92%) ReMetrica
3 6 (0.69%) Distributed Ledger
4 5 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.46%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.34%) R3 Corda
7 2 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.23%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.11%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.11%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.11%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 114 (13.09%) AWS
2 98 (11.25%) Azure
3 86 (9.87%) Serverless
4 85 (9.76%) GCP
5 69 (7.92%) SaaS
6 54 (6.20%) Veeva
7 34 (3.90%) AWS Lambda
8 31 (3.56%) Figma
9 27 (3.10%) Amazon ECS
9 27 (3.10%) Amazon S3
9 27 (3.10%) Power Platform
10 25 (2.87%) AWS CloudFormation
11 21 (2.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 20 (2.30%) Amazon Kinesis
13 19 (2.18%) Force.com
14 15 (1.72%) GitHub
15 14 (1.61%) Google Compute Engine
16 12 (1.38%) Google Data Studio
17 9 (1.03%) AWS CodePipeline
17 9 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.95%) Internet
2 13 (1.49%) WebEx
3 9 (1.03%) Bluetooth
3 9 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
3 9 (1.03%) Wireless
3 9 (1.03%) ZigBee
4 5 (0.57%) DNS
4 5 (0.57%) FTP
5 4 (0.46%) Broadband
5 4 (0.46%) Firewall
5 4 (0.46%) LAN
5 4 (0.46%) Network Security
6 3 (0.34%) SSH
7 2 (0.23%) HTTP
7 2 (0.23%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.11%) 4G
8 1 (0.11%) CTI
8 1 (0.11%) SSL
8 1 (0.11%) SWIFTNet
8 1 (0.11%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (6.66%) SQL Server
2 49 (5.63%) Relational Database
3 45 (5.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 43 (4.94%) NoSQL
5 33 (3.79%) Tableau
6 30 (3.44%) PostgreSQL
7 28 (3.21%) Big Data
8 27 (3.10%) Power BI
9 26 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
10 25 (2.87%) MongoDB
11 24 (2.76%) MySQL
12 22 (2.53%) Hadoop
12 22 (2.53%) Looker
13 20 (2.30%) Amazon Athena
13 20 (2.30%) Amazon Redshift
14 19 (2.18%) BigQuery
15 15 (1.72%) Oracle BI EE
15 15 (1.72%) RDBMS
16 13 (1.49%) Qlik Sense
17 12 (1.38%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 67 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 41 (4.71%) TeamCity
3 40 (4.59%) Octopus Deploy
4 36 (4.13%) JIRA
5 32 (3.67%) Git (software)
5 32 (3.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 29 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 28 (3.21%) Axure RP
8 27 (3.10%) IBM UrbanCode
8 27 (3.10%) Travis CI
9 23 (2.64%) SonarQube
10 19 (2.18%) NUnit
11 18 (2.07%) Visual Studio
12 16 (1.84%) git-flow
12 16 (1.84%) GitLab
13 12 (1.38%) Moq
14 9 (1.03%) Selenium
15 8 (0.92%) Bitbucket
15 8 (0.92%) Gradle
16 6 (0.69%) Artifactory
General
1 311 (35.71%) Social Skills
2 259 (29.74%) Finance
3 108 (12.40%) Analytical Skills
4 93 (10.68%) Banking
5 77 (8.84%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 73 (8.38%) Influencing Skills
7 57 (6.54%) Marketing
8 53 (6.08%) Pharmaceutical
9 46 (5.28%) Retail
10 40 (4.59%) Presentation Skills
11 29 (3.33%) French Language
11 29 (3.33%) German Language
11 29 (3.33%) Italian Language
11 29 (3.33%) Spanish Language
12 28 (3.21%) Military
13 26 (2.99%) Publishing
14 22 (2.53%) Electronics
15 21 (2.41%) Advertising
16 19 (2.18%) Games
16 19 (2.18%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 118 (13.55%) Analyst
2 115 (13.20%) Developer
3 71 (8.15%) Data Scientist
4 60 (6.89%) Senior Developer
5 59 (6.77%) Software Engineer
6 56 (6.43%) Consultant
7 43 (4.94%) Senior Data Scientist
8 39 (4.48%) Implementation Consultant
9 38 (4.36%) Data Engineer
10 37 (4.25%) Data Analyst
11 35 (4.02%) Designer
11 35 (4.02%) Senior Analyst
12 32 (3.67%) Senior Consultant
13 28 (3.21%) UX Designer
14 27 (3.10%) UI Designer
14 27 (3.10%) UI/UX Designer
15 26 (2.99%) Administrator
15 26 (2.99%) Salesforce Administrator
16 23 (2.64%) Technical Leader
17 21 (2.41%) Senior Implementation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (9.30%) Node.js
2 59 (6.77%) React
3 49 (5.63%) Web Services
4 47 (5.40%) TensorFlow
5 46 (5.28%) Pandas
5 46 (5.28%) scikit-learn
6 44 (5.05%) REST
7 40 (4.59%) AngularJS
8 36 (4.13%) NumPy
9 31 (3.56%) Caffe
9 31 (3.56%) PyTorch
10 26 (2.99%) HTML
11 24 (2.76%) CSS
12 22 (2.53%) .NET
12 22 (2.53%) OAuth
13 21 (2.41%) Elastic Stack
13 21 (2.41%) HTML5
13 21 (2.41%) OAuth2
13 21 (2.41%) OpenID
14 18 (2.07%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 105 (12.06%) User Experience
2 80 (9.18%) Algorithms
3 59 (6.77%) Management Information System
4 58 (6.66%) Life Science
5 42 (4.82%) Credit Risk
6 40 (4.59%) Self-Motivation
7 36 (4.13%) Equities
8 31 (3.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 27 (3.10%) Market Risk
10 26 (2.99%) Taxonomies
11 25 (2.87%) Biotechnology
12 23 (2.64%) Derivative
13 19 (2.18%) Exotic Derivative
14 18 (2.07%) Pharmacovigilance
15 17 (1.95%) Public Cloud
15 17 (1.95%) Reinsurance
16 16 (1.84%) PlayStation
17 15 (1.72%) Data Centre
18 14 (1.61%) Hedge funds
19 12 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 57 (6.54%) Linux
2 37 (4.25%) Windows
3 27 (3.10%) Mesosphere
4 10 (1.15%) Apple iOS
4 10 (1.15%) Embedded Linux
5 8 (0.92%) FreeRTOS
5 8 (0.92%) VxWorks
6 7 (0.80%) Unix
7 5 (0.57%) VMS
8 4 (0.46%) Android
8 4 (0.46%) OpenWrt
9 3 (0.34%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.34%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.34%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.23%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.11%) CentOS
11 1 (0.11%) SUSE
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 319 (36.62%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (20.78%) Software Engineering
3 154 (17.68%) Analytics
4 139 (15.96%) Model Validation
5 138 (15.84%) Computer Science
6 134 (15.38%) Mathematics
7 133 (15.27%) Project Management
8 120 (13.78%) Machine Learning
9 116 (13.32%) Statistics
10 112 (12.86%) Decision-Making
10 112 (12.86%) Problem-Solving
11 106 (12.17%) DevOps
12 99 (11.37%) Technical Leadership
13 94 (10.79%) Data Science
14 93 (10.68%) Data Pipeline
15 84 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
16 80 (9.18%) Mentoring
16 80 (9.18%) Microservices
17 74 (8.50%) Continuous Improvement
18 72 (8.27%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 281 (32.26%) Python
2 236 (27.10%) SQL
3 105 (12.06%) Java
4 98 (11.25%) C#
5 79 (9.07%) R
6 73 (8.38%) C++
7 52 (5.97%) C
8 51 (5.86%) JavaScript
9 47 (5.40%) MATLAB
9 47 (5.40%) SOQL
10 43 (4.94%) Go
11 21 (2.41%) Apex Code
12 17 (1.95%) TypeScript
13 15 (1.72%) PHP
14 12 (1.38%) T-SQL
15 11 (1.26%) Kotlin
16 10 (1.15%) VBA
17 8 (0.92%) Embedded C
17 8 (0.92%) Embedded C++
17 8 (0.92%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 276 (31.69%) Degree
2 76 (8.73%) PhD
3 60 (6.89%) Computer Science Degree
4 52 (5.97%) Master's Degree
5 17 (1.95%) PMI Certification
5 17 (1.95%) PMP
6 10 (1.15%) Security Cleared
7 4 (0.46%) CCIE
7 4 (0.46%) CCNP
7 4 (0.46%) CCSA
7 4 (0.46%) CCSE
7 4 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.46%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.34%) HNC
8 3 (0.34%) HND
8 3 (0.34%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.34%) MBA
9 2 (0.23%) CISSP
9 2 (0.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.11%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (14.47%) QA
2 82 (9.41%) Data Quality
3 31 (3.56%) EMIR
4 22 (2.53%) GDPR
5 20 (2.30%) IFRS
5 20 (2.30%) IFRS 9
6 19 (2.18%) Dodd-Frank
6 19 (2.18%) MiFID
7 15 (1.72%) CDISC
8 10 (1.15%) ISO 13485
9 8 (0.92%) PCI DSS
9 8 (0.92%) Solvency II
10 7 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 5 (0.57%) GRC
11 5 (0.57%) GxP
12 4 (0.46%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 4 (0.46%) FATCA
13 3 (0.34%) IEC 61508
14 2 (0.23%) CRD IV
14 2 (0.23%) Good Clinical Practice
System Software
1 85 (9.76%) Docker
2 23 (2.64%) Firmware
3 9 (1.03%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.34%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 3 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.11%) vCloud
7 1 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 61 (7.00%) Kubernetes
2 46 (5.28%) Ansible
3 45 (5.17%) Terraform
4 35 (4.02%) Puppet
5 27 (3.10%) Automic
5 27 (3.10%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (2.41%) Consul
6 21 (2.41%) Prometheus
7 20 (2.30%) Kibana
8 13 (1.49%) logstash
9 6 (0.69%) FortiGate
10 5 (0.57%) Packer
11 3 (0.34%) Jamf Pro
11 3 (0.34%) SCCM
12 1 (0.11%) Fluentd
12 1 (0.11%) Grafana
12 1 (0.11%) HAProxy
12 1 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
12 1 (0.11%) Nessus
12 1 (0.11%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 81 (9.30%) Salesforce.com
2 70 (8.04%) Oracle
3 54 (6.20%) Microsoft
4 40 (4.59%) SAP
5 34 (3.90%) Google
6 27 (3.10%) OpenText
7 20 (2.30%) Splunk
8 18 (2.07%) Murex
9 15 (1.72%) Workday
10 14 (1.61%) Algorithmics
11 13 (1.49%) Teradata
12 12 (1.38%) Cisco
12 12 (1.38%) VMware
13 10 (1.15%) Facebook
14 9 (1.03%) PTC
15 8 (0.92%) Bloomberg
16 7 (0.80%) Citrix
17 6 (0.69%) Adobe
17 6 (0.69%) Fortinet
17 6 (0.69%) SolarWinds