Period
to 18 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
England > South East
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 302 273 272
Rank change year-on-year -29 -1 +21
Permanent jobs citing Validation 267 367 467
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.86% 1.15% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 1.31% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 221 285 373
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £67,500
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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 27,078 27,942 35,396
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 87.42% 87.49% 87.21%
Number of salaries quoted 22,281 22,932 29,698
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Validation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in the South East

Validation
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Validation in the South East

Validation
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in the South East over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Validation in the South East

Validation
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the South East region over the 6 months to 18 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
Thames Valley -53 107 £52,000 +15.56% 34
Hampshire -19 61 £42,500 -8.11% 14
Berkshire -43 58 £62,500 +13.64% 17
Surrey +6 52 £55,000 +15.79% 19
Oxfordshire +3 33 £32,500 -1.52% 10
East Sussex -5 24 £45,500 +116.67% 2
Buckinghamshire -11 14 £51,500 +47.14% 7
West Sussex -14 12 £47,500 +11.76% 9
Kent +20 11 £45,000 - 5
Validation
England

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

1 80 (29.96%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (25.47%) JavaScript
3 65 (24.34%) HTML
4 58 (21.72%) Degree
5 55 (20.60%) C#
5 55 (20.60%) Finance
6 52 (19.48%) C
6 52 (19.48%) Test Automation
7 50 (18.73%) .NET
8 48 (17.98%) Microsoft Office
8 48 (17.98%) Software Engineering
9 47 (17.60%) Microsoft
10 46 (17.23%) CSS
10 46 (17.23%) Analytical Skills
11 45 (16.85%) SQL
12 44 (16.48%) Unit Testing
13 41 (15.36%) QA
13 41 (15.36%) HTML5
14 40 (14.98%) Waterfall
15 38 (14.23%) Git (software)
15 38 (14.23%) jQuery
15 38 (14.23%) SQL Server
15 38 (14.23%) Relational Database
16 37 (13.86%) ASP.NET
16 37 (13.86%) Windows
17 35 (13.11%) JSON
18 34 (12.73%) Software Testing
18 34 (12.73%) Python
18 34 (12.73%) Java
19 33 (12.36%) Scrum

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 22 (8.24%) Confluence
2 9 (3.37%) SAS
3 5 (1.87%) JBoss
3 5 (1.87%) OpenStack
4 4 (1.50%) Apache
4 4 (1.50%) CMS
5 2 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (0.75%) GemFire
5 2 (0.75%) IIS
5 2 (0.75%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.37%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.37%) nginx
6 1 (0.37%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 48 (17.98%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (5.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (4.12%) MS Visio
4 7 (2.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.50%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.37%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.75%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.37%) Primavera
2 1 (0.37%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.37%) Sage X3
2 1 (0.37%) SAP SD
2 1 (0.37%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 21 (7.87%) SaaS
2 8 (3.00%) Salesforce Service Cloud
3 6 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.87%) FinancialForce
5 4 (1.50%) GitHub
5 4 (1.50%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.12%) IaaS
6 3 (1.12%) PaaS
7 2 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.37%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (0.37%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (8.24%) Internet
2 8 (3.00%) TCP/IP
3 7 (2.62%) MQTT
4 5 (1.87%) HTTP
5 4 (1.50%) Modbus
5 4 (1.50%) RS-232
5 4 (1.50%) RS-485
6 3 (1.12%) Firewall
6 3 (1.12%) Network Security
7 2 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (0.75%) DNS
7 2 (0.75%) IPv4
7 2 (0.75%) Wireless
7 2 (0.75%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.37%) SAN
8 1 (0.37%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (14.23%) Relational Database
1 38 (14.23%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.12%) Oracle Database
2 19 (7.12%) Oracle Database 10g
3 17 (6.37%) MySQL
4 15 (5.62%) Oracle Database 11g
5 14 (5.24%) Big Data
6 10 (3.75%) Hadoop
7 6 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.87%) SAP HANA
9 3 (1.12%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (1.12%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.12%) Looker
9 3 (1.12%) SQLite
10 2 (0.75%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.75%) GIS
10 2 (0.75%) HBase
10 2 (0.75%) Power BI
11 1 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 38 (14.23%) Git (software)
2 30 (11.24%) JIRA
3 22 (8.24%) Selenium
4 19 (7.12%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (5.24%) Grunt
5 14 (5.24%) Jasmine
5 14 (5.24%) Protractor
5 14 (5.24%) WebDriver
6 12 (4.49%) JUnit
7 11 (4.12%) Subversion
8 10 (3.75%) Jenkins
9 8 (3.00%) Visual Studio
10 7 (2.62%) Cucumber
10 7 (2.62%) TestNG
11 6 (2.25%) SonarQube
12 4 (1.50%) Gradle
12 4 (1.50%) JMeter
13 3 (1.12%) Eclipse
13 3 (1.12%) Mercurial
13 3 (1.12%) NUnit
General
1 55 (20.60%) Finance
2 16 (5.99%) Banking
3 12 (4.49%) Electronics
4 10 (3.75%) Retail
5 9 (3.37%) Marketing
5 9 (3.37%) Telecoms
6 8 (3.00%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (2.62%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.87%) Military
9 4 (1.50%) Aerospace
9 4 (1.50%) Arabic Language
9 4 (1.50%) Automotive
10 2 (0.75%) Games
10 2 (0.75%) Publishing
11 1 (0.37%) Advertising
11 1 (0.37%) Billing
11 1 (0.37%) Law
Job Titles
1 80 (29.96%) Developer
2 45 (16.85%) Analyst
3 31 (11.61%) Tester
4 29 (10.86%) Software Developer
5 27 (10.11%) Business Analyst
6 26 (9.74%) Senior Developer
7 22 (8.24%) Software Tester
8 18 (6.74%) Software Engineer
9 16 (5.99%) C# Developer
10 15 (5.62%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 15 (5.62%) Junior
10 15 (5.62%) Senior Software Developer
11 14 (5.24%) UI Developer
12 13 (4.87%) .NET Developer
13 12 (4.49%) C# Software Developer
13 12 (4.49%) Consultant
13 12 (4.49%) VB.NET Developer
14 11 (4.12%) Embedded Engineer
14 11 (4.12%) Graduate
14 11 (4.12%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (24.34%) HTML
2 50 (18.73%) .NET
3 46 (17.23%) CSS
4 41 (15.36%) HTML5
5 38 (14.23%) jQuery
6 37 (13.86%) ASP.NET
7 35 (13.11%) JSON
8 28 (10.49%) REST
9 26 (9.74%) AngularJS
10 19 (7.12%) OLE DB
11 17 (6.37%) Node.js
12 16 (5.99%) Angular 2
12 16 (5.99%) Spring
13 15 (5.62%) ASP.NET MVC
14 12 (4.49%) CSS3
15 10 (3.75%) Hibernate
16 9 (3.37%) Middleware
17 8 (3.00%) SOAP
18 7 (2.62%) .NET Framework
18 7 (2.62%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 46 (17.23%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (7.87%) Mobile App
3 19 (7.12%) Computer Science
4 17 (6.37%) Algorithms
4 17 (6.37%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (5.62%) RIA
5 15 (5.62%) User Experience
6 9 (3.37%) Life Science
7 7 (2.62%) Fintech
8 6 (2.25%) Credit Risk
8 6 (2.25%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.50%) CAN bus
9 4 (1.50%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.50%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (1.12%) Internet of Things
10 3 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (1.12%) Machine to Machine
10 3 (1.12%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.75%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 37 (13.86%) Windows
2 24 (8.99%) Linux
3 6 (2.25%) Embedded Linux
4 5 (1.87%) Unix
4 5 (1.87%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.37%) Solaris
5 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (29.96%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (19.48%) Test Automation
3 48 (17.98%) Software Engineering
4 44 (16.48%) Unit Testing
5 40 (14.98%) Waterfall
6 34 (12.73%) Software Testing
7 33 (12.36%) Scrum
8 29 (10.86%) User Stories
9 27 (10.11%) Manual Testing
10 24 (8.99%) Business Analysis
11 23 (8.61%) MVC
12 22 (8.24%) Defect Tracking
13 19 (7.12%) Project Management
14 17 (6.37%) Analytics
14 17 (6.37%) Data Analysis
15 16 (5.99%) Data Modelling
15 16 (5.99%) Stakeholder Management
15 16 (5.99%) UML
16 15 (5.62%) Continuous Improvement
16 15 (5.62%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 68 (25.47%) JavaScript
2 55 (20.60%) C#
3 52 (19.48%) C
4 45 (16.85%) SQL
5 34 (12.73%) Java
5 34 (12.73%) Python
6 31 (11.61%) TypeScript
7 25 (9.36%) C++
8 19 (7.12%) VB.NET
9 17 (6.37%) PHP
9 17 (6.37%) VB
10 8 (3.00%) Apex Code
11 7 (2.62%) Tcl
12 3 (1.12%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.12%) Embedded C++
12 3 (1.12%) MATLAB
12 3 (1.12%) Scala
12 3 (1.12%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.75%) Embedded C
13 2 (0.75%) X++
Qualifications
1 58 (21.72%) Degree
2 12 (4.49%) Security Cleared
3 11 (4.12%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.25%) ISTQB
5 5 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.87%) ISEB
6 4 (1.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (1.50%) MCSA
6 4 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.12%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.75%) CCDE
8 2 (0.75%) CCIE
8 2 (0.75%) CCIE Data Center
8 2 (0.75%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 2 (0.75%) CCNP
8 2 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.75%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.75%) IIBA
9 1 (0.37%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (15.36%) QA
2 8 (3.00%) GAMP
3 6 (2.25%) IFRS
3 6 (2.25%) IFRS 9
4 5 (1.87%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 5 (1.87%) Data Quality
5 4 (1.50%) SLA
6 3 (1.12%) Def Stans
6 3 (1.12%) ISO 9001
6 3 (1.12%) MISRA
6 3 (1.12%) MISRA C
7 2 (0.75%) PMO
8 1 (0.37%) GxP
8 1 (0.37%) IEC 62304
8 1 (0.37%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.37%) TickIT
System Software
1 10 (3.75%) Firmware
2 7 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.50%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.75%) HDFS
6 1 (0.37%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.37%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (2.25%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.12%) vCenter Server
3 2 (0.75%) Cacti
3 2 (0.75%) Nagios
4 1 (0.37%) Ansible
4 1 (0.37%) Kibana
4 1 (0.37%) logstash
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.37%) Puppet
4 1 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 47 (17.60%) Microsoft
2 31 (11.61%) Oracle
3 11 (4.12%) Salesforce.com
4 8 (3.00%) IBM
4 8 (3.00%) VMware
5 6 (2.25%) Atmel
5 6 (2.25%) EMC
5 6 (2.25%) SAP
6 5 (1.87%) Cisco
7 4 (1.50%) Google
8 3 (1.12%) CA Agile Central
8 3 (1.12%) Teradata
9 2 (0.75%) Adobe
9 2 (0.75%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.75%) Cadence
9 2 (0.75%) ForgeRock
9 2 (0.75%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.75%) Tableau
9 2 (0.75%) TOWER Software
9 2 (0.75%) webMethods