The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
UK / Scotland
Rank 116 122 108
Rank change year-on-year +6 -14  
Permanent jobs citing Validation 22 41 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.95% 1.40% 1.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 1.54% 1.82%
Number of salaries quoted 14 18 14
Median salary £41,250 £50,000 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.50% +29.03%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,250 £35,000 £32,270
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £58,250 £48,500
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 Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2117 2654 2754
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 91.25% 90.52% 89.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1330 1715 1686
Median salary £45,000 £46,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.17% +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

Validation
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Validation in Scotland

Validation
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Scotland over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Validation in Scotland

Validation
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +5 21 £42,500 -15.00% 3
Glasgow +5 1 £32,500 -35.00% 1
Validation
UK

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Validation.

1 25 (60.98%) Finance
2 18 (43.90%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (31.71%) Degree
4 11 (26.83%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (24.39%) Project Management
5 10 (24.39%) MS Excel
5 10 (24.39%) Analytics
6 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
7 8 (19.51%) Oracle
7 8 (19.51%) Business Analysis
7 8 (19.51%) Requirements Management
7 8 (19.51%) Requirements Analysis
8 7 (17.07%) UML
8 7 (17.07%) Migration
8 7 (17.07%) Process Improvement
9 6 (14.63%) SysML
9 6 (14.63%) Banking
10 5 (12.20%) Retail
10 5 (12.20%) Retail Banking
10 5 (12.20%) Data Analysis
10 5 (12.20%) Computer Science
10 5 (12.20%) Hadoop
10 5 (12.20%) Risk Management
10 5 (12.20%) SAS
10 5 (12.20%) IBM
10 5 (12.20%) Apache Spark
11 4 (9.76%) Anti-Money Laundering
11 4 (9.76%) Master Data Management
11 4 (9.76%) Relational Database

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 5 (12.20%) Apache Spark
1 5 (12.20%) SAS
2 4 (9.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (4.88%) IIS
4 1 (2.44%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (24.39%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (4.88%) IaaS
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) Hadoop
2 4 (9.76%) Apache Hive
2 4 (9.76%) Data Mining
2 4 (9.76%) HBase
2 4 (9.76%) RDBMS
2 4 (9.76%) Relational Database
2 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.44%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) ERwin
1 4 (9.76%) JIRA
2 3 (7.32%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.44%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.44%) Subversion
General
1 25 (60.98%) Finance
2 6 (14.63%) Banking
3 5 (12.20%) Retail
3 5 (12.20%) Retail Banking
4 4 (9.76%) Electronics
4 4 (9.76%) Legal
5 3 (7.32%) Avionics
5 3 (7.32%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.44%) Marketing
6 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) Analyst
2 9 (21.95%) Business Analyst
3 5 (12.20%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Architect
4 4 (9.76%) Data Architect
4 4 (9.76%) Design Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Designer
4 4 (9.76%) Senior Architect
4 4 (9.76%) Senior Data Architect
4 4 (9.76%) Systems Designer
5 3 (7.32%) Developer
5 3 (7.32%) PL/SQL Developer
5 3 (7.32%) SQL Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Business Consultant
7 1 (2.44%) Consultant
7 1 (2.44%) IT Manager
7 1 (2.44%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (2.44%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) Kafka
2 1 (2.44%) Ajax
2 1 (2.44%) JSON
2 1 (2.44%) RSS
2 1 (2.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (43.90%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (12.20%) Computer Science
3 4 (9.76%) ASIC
3 4 (9.76%) Credit Risk
3 4 (9.76%) Taxonomies
4 3 (7.32%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 3 (7.32%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.44%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) Linux
1 3 (7.32%) Windows
2 2 (4.88%) Unix
2 2 (4.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (26.83%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (24.39%) Analytics
2 10 (24.39%) Project Management
3 8 (19.51%) Business Analysis
3 8 (19.51%) Requirements Analysis
3 8 (19.51%) Requirements Management
4 7 (17.07%) Migration
4 7 (17.07%) Process Improvement
4 7 (17.07%) UML
5 6 (14.63%) SysML
6 5 (12.20%) Data Analysis
6 5 (12.20%) Risk Management
7 4 (9.76%) Data Architecture
7 4 (9.76%) Data Management
7 4 (9.76%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (9.76%) Machine Learning
7 4 (9.76%) Numerical Analysis
7 4 (9.76%) Ontologies
7 4 (9.76%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.76%) MATLAB
1 4 (9.76%) SQL
2 3 (7.32%) PL/SQL
3 2 (4.88%) Bash Shell
3 2 (4.88%) C
3 2 (4.88%) Java
3 2 (4.88%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.44%) C#
4 1 (2.44%) Delphi
4 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.44%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (31.71%) Degree
2 4 (9.76%) PhD
3 1 (2.44%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) DO-254
2 1 (2.44%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) Hyper-V
1 2 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (4.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
2 8 (19.51%) Oracle
3 5 (12.20%) IBM
4 4 (9.76%) Teradata
5 2 (4.88%) Cisco
5 2 (4.88%) Dell
5 2 (4.88%) HP
5 2 (4.88%) VMware
6 1 (2.44%) Cadence
6 1 (2.44%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 1 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.44%) Synopsys
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