Period
to 20 November 2017

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

Validation
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 142 118 169
Rank change year-on-year -24 +51 -9
Permanent jobs citing Validation 14 74 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.59% 2.15% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 2.44% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 13 57 17
Reading median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.18% +48.65% -38.33%
10th Percentile £38,500 £28,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £84,000 £79,500
Berkshire median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +18.18% +4.76% +5.00%

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 Reading with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Reading
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2004 3032 3986
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 85.02% 88.04% 86.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1608 2221 3111
Reading median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% -3.03%
10th Percentile £29,000 £29,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Reading

Validation
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Salary trend for Validation in Reading

Validation
Salary Histogram in Reading

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Reading over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Validation in Reading

For the 6 months to 20 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 Reading region with a requirement for Validation.

1 6 (42.86%) Retail
1 6 (42.86%) Algorithms
2 5 (35.71%) SAP HANA
2 5 (35.71%) Banking
2 5 (35.71%) Big Data
2 5 (35.71%) Hadoop
2 5 (35.71%) Workflow
2 5 (35.71%) Artificial Intelligence
2 5 (35.71%) Software Engineering
2 5 (35.71%) SAP
2 5 (35.71%) IBM
3 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
5 2 (14.29%) Process Improvement
5 2 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
5 2 (14.29%) Presales
5 2 (14.29%) SWIFT
5 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (14.29%) Smart Meter
5 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
5 2 (14.29%) Project Planning
5 2 (14.29%) QA
5 2 (14.29%) Test Management
5 2 (14.29%) Finance
5 2 (14.29%) CMMI
5 2 (14.29%) Risk Management

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.14%) IaaS
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) DNS
1 2 (14.29%) HTTP
1 2 (14.29%) SMTP
2 1 (7.14%) BGP
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (7.14%) EIGRP
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) FTP
2 1 (7.14%) HTTPS
2 1 (7.14%) IGRP
2 1 (7.14%) IPsec
2 1 (7.14%) OSPF
2 1 (7.14%) SAN
2 1 (7.14%) SSH
2 1 (7.14%) TACACS
2 1 (7.14%) VLAN
2 1 (7.14%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) Big Data
1 5 (35.71%) Hadoop
1 5 (35.71%) SAP HANA
2 1 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
General
1 6 (42.86%) Retail
2 5 (35.71%) Banking
3 2 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Consultant
2 5 (35.71%) Big Data Consultant
2 5 (35.71%) Data Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Programme Test Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Test Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Test Programme Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Business Change Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Design Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Development Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Junior
4 1 (7.14%) Junior Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Network Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Software Development Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Software Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) OAuth
1 1 (7.14%) OpenID
1 1 (7.14%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Algorithms
2 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) Smart Meter
2 2 (14.29%) SWIFT
3 1 (7.14%) Digital Media
3 1 (7.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (7.14%) User Experience
3 1 (7.14%) Verilog
3 1 (7.14%) VHDL
3 1 (7.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Solaris
2 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Artificial Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) Software Engineering
1 5 (35.71%) Workflow
2 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
4 2 (14.29%) CMMI
4 2 (14.29%) Presales
4 2 (14.29%) Process Improvement
4 2 (14.29%) Programme Management
4 2 (14.29%) Project Management
4 2 (14.29%) Project Planning
4 2 (14.29%) Quality Management
4 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 2 (14.29%) Scrum
4 2 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Test Management
5 1 (7.14%) Process Management
5 1 (7.14%) TDD
5 1 (7.14%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C
1 1 (7.14%) C++
1 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) CBAP
2 1 (7.14%) CCIE
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
2 1 (7.14%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) Firmware
2 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) IBM
1 5 (35.71%) SAP
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco
2 2 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) Altera
3 1 (7.14%) Cadence
3 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
3 1 (7.14%) CyberArk
3 1 (7.14%) F5
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Juniper
3 1 (7.14%) Lattice Semiconductor
3 1 (7.14%) Mentor Graphics
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) ServiceNow
3 1 (7.14%) Sun
3 1 (7.14%) Xilinx