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 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 135 83
Rank change year-on-year +44 -52  
Permanent jobs citing Validation 14 8 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.12% 0.41% 2.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 0.46% 3.37%
Number of salaries quoted 13 7 27
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -18.18%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £36,500 £43,900
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - -11.11%  

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 Reading with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Reading
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1044 1737 2106
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 83.72% 88.40% 86.56%
Number of salaries quoted 786 1392 1379
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.84%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading citing Validation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Validation in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 24 (53.33%) Project Management
2 22 (48.89%) Microsoft
3 16 (35.56%) MS Excel
4 14 (31.11%) SQL Server
5 13 (28.89%) Change Control
6 12 (26.67%) Telecoms
7 11 (24.44%) Cisco
8 10 (22.22%) IIS
8 10 (22.22%) Oracle
8 10 (22.22%) Windows
8 10 (22.22%) VMware
8 10 (22.22%) Oracle Database
8 10 (22.22%) Hyper-V
8 10 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (22.22%) Presales
9 9 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 9 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 9 (20.00%) F5
9 9 (20.00%) Network Design
9 9 (20.00%) JNCIA
9 9 (20.00%) Degree
9 9 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
9 9 (20.00%) Juniper
9 9 (20.00%) CCNP
9 9 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (20.00%) Service Delivery
10 8 (17.78%) Oracle Database 10g
10 8 (17.78%) ERP
10 8 (17.78%) System Testing
10 8 (17.78%) Document 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:

Application Platforms
1 10 (22.22%) IIS
2 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.22%) SAS
Applications
1 16 (35.56%) MS Excel
2 5 (11.11%) MS Visio
3 3 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.22%) MS Office
4 1 (2.22%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.11%) SaaS
2 2 (4.44%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.22%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
1 9 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 9 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (4.44%) DHCP
2 2 (4.44%) DNS
2 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (31.11%) SQL Server
2 10 (22.22%) Oracle Database
3 8 (17.78%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (4.44%) Pentaho
5 1 (2.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (2.22%) Base SAS
5 1 (2.22%) Data Mining
5 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.22%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.22%) MS Access
5 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.22%) Bugzilla
2 1 (2.22%) CruiseControl
2 1 (2.22%) JIRA
2 1 (2.22%) MSTest
2 1 (2.22%) Selenium
2 1 (2.22%) Selenium IDE
2 1 (2.22%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.22%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (26.67%) Telecoms
2 8 (17.78%) Finance
3 5 (11.11%) German Language
3 5 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (6.67%) Back Office
5 2 (4.44%) Marketing
6 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (33.33%) Consultant
1 15 (33.33%) Implementation Consultant
2 9 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 9 (20.00%) Project Engineer
3 8 (17.78%) Analyst
4 6 (13.33%) Change Manager
4 6 (13.33%) Solutions Consultant
5 4 (8.89%) Business Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Change and Release Manager
5 4 (8.89%) Information Services Manager
5 4 (8.89%) Release Manager
6 3 (6.67%) Telecoms Consultant
7 2 (4.44%) Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Developer
7 2 (4.44%) IT Change Manager
7 2 (4.44%) IT Manager
7 2 (4.44%) PL/SQL Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Technical Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) .NET
1 1 (2.22%) AngularJS
1 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.22%) COM
1 1 (2.22%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (11.11%) Life Science
2 3 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.44%) Clustering
3 2 (4.44%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.44%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.22%) Fintech
4 1 (2.22%) FMCG
4 1 (2.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.22%) Windows
2 8 (17.78%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.44%) Linux
3 2 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (53.33%) Project Management
2 13 (28.89%) Change Control
3 10 (22.22%) Presales
4 9 (20.00%) Network Design
4 9 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 8 (17.78%) Document Management
5 8 (17.78%) ERP
5 8 (17.78%) PLM
5 8 (17.78%) System Testing
6 6 (13.33%) B2B
6 6 (13.33%) B2B Sales
7 5 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (11.11%) V-Model
8 4 (8.89%) Analytics
8 4 (8.89%) ITIL
8 4 (8.89%) ITIL V3
8 4 (8.89%) Release Management
8 4 (8.89%) SDLC
8 4 (8.89%) Time Management
8 4 (8.89%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.56%) SQL
2 3 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.44%) Java
3 2 (4.44%) PL/SQL
3 2 (4.44%) VBA
4 1 (2.22%) C#
4 1 (2.22%) SAS Macro
4 1 (2.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (20.00%) CCNP
1 9 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 9 (20.00%) Degree
1 9 (20.00%) JNCIA
2 4 (8.89%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (4.44%) MCITP
3 2 (4.44%) MCSE
3 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.44%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (4.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) GAMP
2 1 (2.22%) CDISC
2 1 (2.22%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.22%) ISO 9000
2 1 (2.22%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (22.22%) Hyper-V
1 10 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (17.78%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (4.44%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.44%) Terminal Services
3 2 (4.44%) vCloud
3 2 (4.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (4.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 22 (48.89%) Microsoft
2 11 (24.44%) Cisco
3 10 (22.22%) Oracle
3 10 (22.22%) VMware
4 9 (20.00%) F5
4 9 (20.00%) Juniper
5 2 (4.44%) HP
5 2 (4.44%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.44%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (4.44%) Veritas
6 1 (2.22%) Marketo