Period
to 19 January 2018

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 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
England > London
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 283 355 420
Rank change year-on-year +72 +65 -40
Permanent jobs citing Validation 792 613 616
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.13% 0.87% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 0.96% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 595 447 442
London median annual salary £58,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.45% - +8.91%
10th Percentile £37,750 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £97,000 £80,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -5.26%

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 64,364 63,976 76,569
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 91.55% 90.50% 89.79%
Number of salaries quoted 51,509 54,529 64,932
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £35,973 £33,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £91,250 £90,000 £87,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Validation in London

Validation
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Validation in London

Validation
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in London over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

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 19 January 2018. 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 +81 224 £62,500 +13.64% 19
West London +12 70 £55,000 +15.79% 17
East London +14 19 £42,500 -29.17% 7
South London -9 14 £42,500 -15.00% 2
North London -1 1 £80,000 +45.45% 1
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 London region with a requirement for Validation.

1 260 (32.83%) Finance
2 235 (29.67%) Agile Software Development
3 182 (22.98%) SQL
4 173 (21.84%) Degree
5 149 (18.81%) Java
6 132 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
7 125 (15.78%) Banking
8 121 (15.28%) QA
9 115 (14.52%) Software Engineering
10 114 (14.39%) Linux
11 113 (14.27%) Test Automation
12 110 (13.89%) Microsoft
13 104 (13.13%) Risk Management
14 95 (11.99%) Computer Science
15 93 (11.74%) Analytics
16 88 (11.11%) Project Management
17 86 (10.86%) Python
18 81 (10.23%) C#
19 79 (9.97%) Salesforce.com
20 72 (9.09%) C++
20 72 (9.09%) Scrum
21 71 (8.96%) Selenium
22 69 (8.71%) Windows
23 68 (8.59%) Oracle
23 68 (8.59%) Data Analysis
23 68 (8.59%) Mathematics
24 67 (8.46%) Microsoft Excel
25 65 (8.21%) JIRA
26 64 (8.08%) ETL
27 63 (7.95%) SQL Server

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 26 (3.28%) SAS
2 17 (2.15%) Apache Spark
2 17 (2.15%) Tomcat
3 14 (1.77%) Apache
3 14 (1.77%) IIS
4 13 (1.64%) CMS
5 11 (1.39%) Confluence
6 10 (1.26%) WebSphere
7 9 (1.14%) JBoss
8 8 (1.01%) Apache Geronimo
8 8 (1.01%) Gentran
8 8 (1.01%) WebLogic
8 8 (1.01%) WildFly
9 5 (0.63%) Documentum
10 4 (0.51%) nginx
11 3 (0.38%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.38%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.25%) MS Exchange
13 1 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 67 (8.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (4.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 27 (3.41%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (0.63%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.51%) CPLEX
7 3 (0.38%) SPSS
8 2 (0.25%) Moqups
8 2 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.25%) UXPin
9 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.13%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.13%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.13%) InVision
9 1 (0.13%) Mathcad
9 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 9 (1.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 6 (0.76%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 5 (0.63%) Northgate Housing
3 5 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.51%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.51%) OpenText MBPM
4 4 (0.51%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (0.51%) Relativity
4 4 (0.51%) ReMetrica
5 3 (0.38%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.25%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle AML
7 1 (0.13%) FastStats
7 1 (0.13%) FLEXCUBE
7 1 (0.13%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.13%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 56 (7.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (5.68%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (4.04%) SaaS
4 19 (2.40%) PaaS
5 18 (2.27%) IaaS
6 14 (1.77%) Office 365
7 11 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
7 11 (1.39%) GitHub
7 11 (1.39%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 9 (1.14%) BlazeMeter
9 8 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
10 6 (0.76%) Amazon S3
10 6 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.51%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 3 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
13 3 (0.38%) Route 53
14 2 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 2 (0.25%) Force.com
14 2 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.54%) Firewall
2 22 (2.78%) Internet
3 18 (2.27%) HTTP
4 16 (2.02%) TCP/IP
4 16 (2.02%) VoIP
5 14 (1.77%) Network Security
6 13 (1.64%) LAN
6 13 (1.64%) VSAT
6 13 (1.64%) WAN
7 10 (1.26%) FTP
7 10 (1.26%) IPv4
8 9 (1.14%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (1.14%) Wireshark
9 8 (1.01%) DVB
10 6 (0.76%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (0.76%) HTTPS
10 6 (0.76%) Intranet
10 6 (0.76%) Multicast
10 6 (0.76%) Unicast
10 6 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (7.95%) SQL Server
2 54 (6.82%) Big Data
3 44 (5.56%) Relational Database
4 43 (5.43%) Data Warehouse
5 30 (3.79%) MySQL
6 29 (3.66%) RDBMS
7 28 (3.54%) Hadoop
8 23 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 19 (2.40%) Data Mining
10 14 (1.77%) NoSQL
10 14 (1.77%) QlikView
11 12 (1.52%) Oracle Database
12 11 (1.39%) Amazon Redshift
12 11 (1.39%) Data Lake
12 11 (1.39%) HDInsight
12 11 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 10 (1.26%) Blockchain
13 10 (1.26%) Cosmos DB
13 10 (1.26%) MongoDB
13 10 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 71 (8.96%) Selenium
2 65 (8.21%) JIRA
3 54 (6.82%) Cucumber
4 41 (5.18%) Git (software)
5 30 (3.79%) Jenkins
6 28 (3.54%) JUnit
6 28 (3.54%) Zephyr
7 27 (3.41%) TestNG
8 21 (2.65%) ClearCase
9 15 (1.89%) WebDriver
10 14 (1.77%) JMeter
11 12 (1.52%) SoapUI
12 11 (1.39%) Subversion
12 11 (1.39%) Visual Studio
13 9 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 9 (1.14%) SpecFlow
14 8 (1.01%) Appium
14 8 (1.01%) Maven
15 4 (0.51%) Fiddler
15 4 (0.51%) LoadRunner
General
1 260 (32.83%) Finance
2 125 (15.78%) Banking
3 61 (7.70%) Investment Banking
4 56 (7.07%) Legal
5 43 (5.43%) Marketing
6 37 (4.67%) Telecoms
7 35 (4.42%) Front Office
8 34 (4.29%) Retail
9 32 (4.04%) Retail Banking
10 30 (3.79%) Back Office
11 26 (3.28%) Law
12 25 (3.16%) Advertising
13 20 (2.53%) Games
14 16 (2.02%) German Language
15 14 (1.77%) Manufacturing
16 13 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
17 10 (1.26%) Multimedia
18 8 (1.01%) Billing
19 7 (0.88%) Electronics
19 7 (0.88%) Military
Job Titles
1 192 (24.24%) Analyst
2 92 (11.62%) Developer
3 60 (7.58%) Business Analyst
4 54 (6.82%) Architect
4 54 (6.82%) Consultant
5 53 (6.69%) Tester
6 45 (5.68%) Automation Tester
7 35 (4.42%) Qualitative Analyst
7 35 (4.42%) Quantitative Analyst
8 32 (4.04%) Product Manager
8 32 (4.04%) Senior Automation Tester
8 32 (4.04%) Senior Tester
9 29 (3.66%) Salesforce Consultant
10 28 (3.54%) Financial Analyst
10 28 (3.54%) Java Developer
11 26 (3.28%) Administrator
11 26 (3.28%) Senior Developer
12 23 (2.90%) Senior Java Developer
13 22 (2.78%) Systems Analyst
14 21 (2.65%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (6.82%) Mason
2 44 (5.56%) .NET
3 40 (5.05%) HTML
4 33 (4.17%) J2EE
5 30 (3.79%) Spring
6 27 (3.41%) Middleware
7 26 (3.28%) REST
8 25 (3.16%) Web Services
9 24 (3.03%) CSS
10 21 (2.65%) SOAP
11 20 (2.53%) Visualforce
12 17 (2.15%) HTML5
13 16 (2.02%) Hibernate
14 15 (1.89%) AngularJS
15 14 (1.77%) HEVC
15 14 (1.77%) XML
16 12 (1.52%) J2SE
17 10 (1.26%) jQuery
18 8 (1.01%) D-Bus
18 8 (1.01%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 132 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 95 (11.99%) Computer Science
3 56 (7.07%) Management Information System
4 45 (5.68%) User Experience
5 37 (4.67%) Fintech
6 31 (3.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 28 (3.54%) Data Structures
8 27 (3.41%) Algorithms
8 27 (3.41%) Credit Risk
9 26 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
9 26 (3.28%) Mobile App
10 24 (3.03%) Equities
11 22 (2.78%) Data Centre
12 21 (2.65%) Hedge funds
12 21 (2.65%) Market Risk
13 20 (2.53%) Derivative
14 16 (2.02%) Virtual Team
15 15 (1.89%) Fixed Income
16 11 (1.39%) Video on Demand
17 10 (1.26%) Media Streaming
Operating Systems
1 114 (14.39%) Linux
2 69 (8.71%) Windows
3 37 (4.67%) Unix
4 23 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 23 (2.90%) Solaris
5 22 (2.78%) Windows Server
6 12 (1.52%) Android
6 12 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (1.26%) Apple iOS
8 8 (1.01%) Embedded Linux
9 7 (0.88%) Mac OS
10 6 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.38%) Data ONTAP
11 3 (0.38%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.25%) Debian
12 2 (0.25%) Kali Linux
12 2 (0.25%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.13%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (29.67%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (14.52%) Software Engineering
3 113 (14.27%) Test Automation
4 104 (13.13%) Risk Management
5 93 (11.74%) Analytics
6 88 (11.11%) Project Management
7 72 (9.09%) Scrum
8 68 (8.59%) Data Analysis
8 68 (8.59%) Mathematics
9 64 (8.08%) ETL
10 60 (7.58%) Product Management
11 59 (7.45%) SDLC
11 59 (7.45%) User Acceptance Testing
12 57 (7.20%) Data Management
13 55 (6.94%) Analytical Thinking
13 55 (6.94%) Business Analysis
14 54 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
14 54 (6.82%) Data Modelling
15 53 (6.69%) Scenario Testing
16 51 (6.44%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 182 (22.98%) SQL
2 149 (18.81%) Java
3 86 (10.86%) Python
4 81 (10.23%) C#
5 72 (9.09%) C++
6 55 (6.94%) R
7 42 (5.30%) Apex Code
8 40 (5.05%) MATLAB
9 32 (4.04%) JavaScript
10 28 (3.54%) C
11 23 (2.90%) Shell Script
12 20 (2.53%) Bash Shell
13 15 (1.89%) Ruby
14 13 (1.64%) Scala
15 12 (1.52%) PL/SQL
15 12 (1.52%) PowerShell
16 8 (1.01%) ActionScript
16 8 (1.01%) ActionScript 2.0
16 8 (1.01%) AWK
16 8 (1.01%) sed
Qualifications
1 173 (21.84%) Degree
2 48 (6.06%) Computer Science Degree
3 31 (3.91%) Security Cleared
4 24 (3.03%) ISEB
4 24 (3.03%) PhD
5 21 (2.65%) MBA
6 19 (2.40%) Master's Degree
7 16 (2.02%) MCSE
7 16 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (2.02%) SC Cleared
8 15 (1.89%) CISSP
9 12 (1.52%) ISTQB
10 11 (1.39%) CISM
11 10 (1.26%) MCITP
12 8 (1.01%) CISA
12 8 (1.01%) MCP
13 5 (0.63%) CEH
13 5 (0.63%) IIBA
13 5 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 4 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (15.28%) QA
2 37 (4.67%) Data Quality
3 27 (3.41%) MiFID
3 27 (3.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 18 (2.27%) GDPR
5 16 (2.02%) SLA
6 14 (1.77%) Dodd-Frank
7 13 (1.64%) EMIR
8 8 (1.01%) PCI DSS
8 8 (1.01%) PMO
9 7 (0.88%) SSAE 16
10 5 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
11 4 (0.51%) ISAE 3402
11 4 (0.51%) OIPF
12 3 (0.38%) Basel III
12 3 (0.38%) IFRS
12 3 (0.38%) IFRS 9
13 2 (0.25%) GCP
13 2 (0.25%) ISO 8583
14 1 (0.13%) GMP
System Software
1 30 (3.79%) Active Directory
2 27 (3.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (1.64%) Docker
5 8 (1.01%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.01%) Virtual Desktop
6 6 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.63%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.25%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.25%) vCloud
9 1 (0.13%) KVM
9 1 (0.13%) NFS
9 1 (0.13%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 23 (2.90%) Puppet
2 20 (2.53%) Nagios
3 16 (2.02%) Cacti
4 12 (1.52%) Ansible
5 10 (1.26%) Kubernetes
5 10 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (1.26%) vCenter Server
6 9 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (1.14%) Terraform
7 6 (0.76%) WebInspect
8 5 (0.63%) SCCM
8 5 (0.63%) vRealize
9 4 (0.51%) Nessus
9 4 (0.51%) systemd
9 4 (0.51%) ZABBIX
10 3 (0.38%) BMC Performance Manager
10 3 (0.38%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.25%) HP Fortify
11 2 (0.25%) Nmap
11 2 (0.25%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 110 (13.89%) Microsoft
2 79 (9.97%) Salesforce.com
3 68 (8.59%) Oracle
4 43 (5.43%) Tableau
5 38 (4.80%) VMware
6 32 (4.04%) Cisco
7 21 (2.65%) Google
7 21 (2.65%) SAP
8 13 (1.64%) Teradata
9 12 (1.52%) CA
10 11 (1.39%) Bloomberg
10 11 (1.39%) IBM
11 10 (1.26%) Cloudera
11 10 (1.26%) EMC
11 10 (1.26%) Red Hat
12 9 (1.14%) Adobe
12 9 (1.14%) Pega
13 8 (1.01%) Apple
13 8 (1.01%) BT
13 8 (1.01%) Twitter