Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 162 156 203
Rank change year-on-year -6 +47 -6
Permanent jobs citing Validation 61 60 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.09% 1.15% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 1.26% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 48 10 17
Scotland median annual salary £57,500 £44,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.21% -22.61% +35.29%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,125 £36,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £62,250 £72,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -0.33%

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 Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5097 4751 5852
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 90.82% 91.40% 90.87%
Number of salaries quoted 3246 2882 3705
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +2.41%
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,250 £27,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Edinburgh +16 48 £57,500 +9.52% 2
Glasgow -32 10 £55,000 - 1
Fife +1 2 £32,500 -7.14%
Validation
UK

For the 6 months to 18 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Validation.

1 34 (55.74%) Windows
2 33 (54.10%) Microsoft
3 29 (47.54%) ITIL
3 29 (47.54%) PowerShell
3 29 (47.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (47.54%) Windows Server 2012
3 29 (47.54%) Windows Server
4 28 (45.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 28 (45.90%) VMware
5 27 (44.26%) Active Directory
5 27 (44.26%) Cisco
5 27 (44.26%) Performance Management
6 26 (42.62%) Virtual Team
7 23 (37.70%) SQL
8 22 (36.07%) Analytical Skills
9 19 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (27.87%) SQL Server
11 16 (26.23%) Opscode Chef
11 16 (26.23%) ITIL V3
12 15 (24.59%) vSphere
12 15 (24.59%) Cloud Computing
12 15 (24.59%) Continuous Delivery
13 14 (22.95%) Azure Active Directory
13 14 (22.95%) EMC VNX
13 14 (22.95%) Coaching
13 14 (22.95%) Capacity Planning
13 14 (22.95%) IIS
13 14 (22.95%) HP
13 14 (22.95%) EMC
14 13 (21.31%) DHCP

Validation
Co-occurring 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 14 (22.95%) IIS
2 3 (4.92%) SAS
2 3 (4.92%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.28%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.64%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.64%) OmniGraffle
2 1 (1.64%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 28 (45.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (24.59%) Cloud Computing
3 14 (22.95%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.28%) BlazeMeter
4 2 (3.28%) BrowserStack
5 1 (1.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (21.31%) DHCP
1 13 (21.31%) DNS
1 13 (21.31%) Internet
2 1 (1.64%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (27.87%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.92%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.28%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (3.28%) Apache Hive
3 2 (3.28%) Big Data
3 2 (3.28%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.28%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.28%) Text Mining
4 1 (1.64%) Base SAS
4 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.64%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (1.64%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 6 (9.84%) Visual Studio
2 5 (8.20%) Git (software)
3 4 (6.56%) Subversion
4 3 (4.92%) JIRA
5 2 (3.28%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.28%) JMeter
5 2 (3.28%) Selenium
5 2 (3.28%) SpecFlow
5 2 (3.28%) Zephyr
General
1 12 (19.67%) Finance
2 5 (8.20%) Banking
2 5 (8.20%) Manufacturing
3 4 (6.56%) Avionics
4 2 (3.28%) Legal
5 1 (1.64%) Electronics
5 1 (1.64%) Front Office
5 1 (1.64%) Games
5 1 (1.64%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (45.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (19.67%) Analyst
2 12 (19.67%) IT Engineer
2 12 (19.67%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (8.20%) Data Analyst
4 4 (6.56%) Architect
4 4 (6.56%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (6.56%) Systems Architect
5 3 (4.92%) Data Scientist
5 3 (4.92%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (4.92%) Test Analyst
6 2 (3.28%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (3.28%) Compliance Manager
6 2 (3.28%) IT Analyst
6 2 (3.28%) Risk Manager
6 2 (3.28%) Security Compliance Manager
6 2 (3.28%) Security Manager
6 2 (3.28%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (1.64%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 1 (1.64%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.64%) Mason
1 1 (1.64%) Visualforce
1 1 (1.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (42.62%) Virtual Team
2 22 (36.07%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (22.95%) EMC VNX
4 10 (16.39%) Algorithms
5 7 (11.48%) Computer Science
6 4 (6.56%) Embedded Systems
6 4 (6.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 3 (4.92%) Management Information System
7 3 (4.92%) User Experience
8 1 (1.64%) APACS
8 1 (1.64%) Chip and PIN
8 1 (1.64%) Credit Risk
8 1 (1.64%) EMV
8 1 (1.64%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 34 (55.74%) Windows
2 29 (47.54%) Windows Server
2 29 (47.54%) Windows Server 2008
2 29 (47.54%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (8.20%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (47.54%) ITIL
2 27 (44.26%) Performance Management
3 19 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (26.23%) ITIL V3
5 15 (24.59%) Continuous Delivery
6 14 (22.95%) Capacity Planning
6 14 (22.95%) Coaching
7 13 (21.31%) Application Packaging
7 13 (21.31%) Mentoring
7 13 (21.31%) Root Cause Analysis
8 12 (19.67%) Change Management
9 7 (11.48%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (8.20%) Analytics
10 5 (8.20%) Data Analysis
10 5 (8.20%) Software Engineering
10 5 (8.20%) Statistical Analysis
11 4 (6.56%) Data Analytics
11 4 (6.56%) Data Governance
11 4 (6.56%) Risk Management
11 4 (6.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (47.54%) PowerShell
2 23 (37.70%) SQL
3 8 (13.11%) Python
4 7 (11.48%) C
5 6 (9.84%) C++
6 3 (4.92%) R
6 3 (4.92%) VBA
7 2 (3.28%) C#
7 2 (3.28%) Java
7 2 (3.28%) Ruby
7 2 (3.28%) Scala
8 1 (1.64%) Apex Code
8 1 (1.64%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.64%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.64%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 13 (21.31%) MCSE
1 13 (21.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (18.03%) Degree
3 2 (3.28%) PhD
4 1 (1.64%) ISEB
4 1 (1.64%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.56%) DO-254
2 3 (4.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.92%) QA
3 2 (3.28%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.64%) Basel II
4 1 (1.64%) GDPR
4 1 (1.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (1.64%) IFRS
4 1 (1.64%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 27 (44.26%) Active Directory
2 15 (24.59%) vSphere
3 13 (21.31%) Hyper-V
3 13 (21.31%) Microsoft App-V
3 13 (21.31%) VMware ESXi
3 13 (21.31%) XenApp
3 13 (21.31%) XenDesktop
4 4 (6.56%) Firmware
5 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (26.23%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (21.31%) SCCM
2 13 (21.31%) SCOM
3 2 (3.28%) Ansible
3 2 (3.28%) Puppet
Vendors
1 33 (54.10%) Microsoft
2 28 (45.90%) VMware
3 27 (44.26%) Cisco
4 14 (22.95%) EMC
4 14 (22.95%) HP
5 13 (21.31%) Citrix
5 13 (21.31%) Google
5 13 (21.31%) SolarWinds
6 3 (4.92%) Minitab
6 3 (4.92%) Tableau
7 1 (1.64%) Cognos
7 1 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.64%) Teradata
7 1 (1.64%) Vertica