Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
England > South East
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 273 306 266
Rank change year-on-year +33 -40 +26
Permanent jobs citing Validation 298 272 413
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.06% 0.87% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 0.97% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 195 218 333
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £35,875 £31,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £74,500 £75,000 £77,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +1.94% +11.96% +2.22%

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 25,560 28,146 30,394
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 91.01% 89.95% 89.44%
Number of salaries quoted 20,913 23,155 25,212
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 +18 118 £55,000 +4.76% 32
Berkshire +7 67 £50,000 -20.00% 18
Hampshire +14 64 £47,500 +11.76% 20
Surrey +27 44 £45,000 -18.18% 11
West Sussex +13 42 £46,000 -18.22% 8
Buckinghamshire +36 31 £55,000 +13.99% 8
Oxfordshire +1 20 £65,000 +100.00% 6
Kent +34 15 £50,000 -9.09% 6
East Sussex -16 12 £47,500 +4.40% 7
Middlesex -1 1 £70,000 +47.37%
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, IT jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Validation.

1 88 (29.53%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (28.19%) Degree
3 66 (22.15%) Finance
4 57 (19.13%) Project Management
5 55 (18.46%) Microsoft
6 52 (17.45%) SQL
7 48 (16.11%) Java
8 44 (14.77%) Linux
9 42 (14.09%) Windows
9 42 (14.09%) Software Engineering
10 41 (13.76%) Microsoft Office
11 40 (13.42%) Analytical Skills
12 39 (13.09%) Management Information System
13 35 (11.74%) C
14 34 (11.41%) C++
14 34 (11.41%) HTML
14 34 (11.41%) QA
15 33 (11.07%) Security Cleared
15 33 (11.07%) UML
16 31 (10.40%) Oracle
16 31 (10.40%) SAP
17 30 (10.07%) XML
17 30 (10.07%) SDLC
18 28 (9.40%) ITIL
19 27 (9.06%) SC Cleared
20 25 (8.39%) JavaScript
20 25 (8.39%) CISSP
21 23 (7.72%) C#
21 23 (7.72%) Firewall
21 23 (7.72%) Analytics

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 13 (4.36%) IIS
2 11 (3.69%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.68%) Documentum
3 8 (2.68%) FileNet
4 5 (1.68%) SAS
5 4 (1.34%) Apache Spark
5 4 (1.34%) Confluence
6 3 (1.01%) Apache
6 3 (1.01%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.01%) nginx
6 3 (1.01%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.67%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.67%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.67%) GemFire
7 2 (0.67%) JBoss
7 2 (0.67%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.67%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.34%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 41 (13.76%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (6.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (2.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (2.01%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.68%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (3.36%) SAP BPC
2 9 (3.02%) Oracle Payables
3 8 (2.68%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 8 (2.68%) SAP Bank Analyzer
3 8 (2.68%) SAP FS
3 8 (2.68%) SAP MDM
4 3 (1.01%) SAP CO
4 3 (1.01%) SAP FI
4 3 (1.01%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (1.01%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (1.01%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.67%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 2 (0.67%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.67%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.67%) SAP SRM
5 2 (0.67%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 20 (6.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (4.03%) GitHub
3 10 (3.36%) PaaS
4 9 (3.02%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (3.02%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (2.68%) IaaS
5 8 (2.68%) SaaS
6 4 (1.34%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.34%) Office 365
7 3 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (1.01%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (7.72%) Firewall
2 13 (4.36%) DNS
2 13 (4.36%) Internet
3 12 (4.03%) VPN
4 9 (3.02%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (3.02%) IPsec
5 7 (2.35%) Network Security
6 6 (2.01%) Cisco ISE
6 6 (2.01%) DHCP
7 5 (1.68%) SSL
8 3 (1.01%) 2G
8 3 (1.01%) 3G
8 3 (1.01%) 4G
8 3 (1.01%) GSM
8 3 (1.01%) HTTP
8 3 (1.01%) LTE
8 3 (1.01%) Radio Access Network
8 3 (1.01%) Skype
8 3 (1.01%) UMTS
9 2 (0.67%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.05%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.36%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (3.36%) BusinessObjects
4 8 (2.68%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 8 (2.68%) Oracle Database
4 8 (2.68%) Relational Database
4 8 (2.68%) SAP BW
4 8 (2.68%) SAP Data Services
5 7 (2.35%) MySQL
6 6 (2.01%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (1.68%) DB2
7 5 (1.68%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.68%) MS Access
7 5 (1.68%) Power BI
8 3 (1.01%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.67%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.67%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.67%) HBase
9 2 (0.67%) OLTP
9 2 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (6.04%) Selenium
2 13 (4.36%) Cucumber
2 13 (4.36%) Git (software)
3 12 (4.03%) JIRA
4 11 (3.69%) JMeter
5 10 (3.36%) JUnit
5 10 (3.36%) SoapUI
5 10 (3.36%) WebDriver
6 8 (2.68%) Jenkins
6 8 (2.68%) jMock
6 8 (2.68%) TestNG
7 6 (2.01%) Rational DOORS
8 5 (1.68%) git-flow
9 4 (1.34%) Gradle
10 3 (1.01%) Bitbucket
10 3 (1.01%) Hudson
10 3 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (1.01%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.67%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.67%) GCC
General
1 66 (22.15%) Finance
2 22 (7.38%) Aerospace
3 20 (6.71%) Retail
4 15 (5.03%) Telecoms
5 12 (4.03%) Electronics
6 11 (3.69%) Manufacturing
7 10 (3.36%) Banking
7 10 (3.36%) Marketing
8 8 (2.68%) French Language
8 8 (2.68%) General Ledger
8 8 (2.68%) Legal
9 5 (1.68%) Military
9 5 (1.68%) Publishing
10 3 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.67%) Advertising
11 2 (0.67%) Automotive
11 2 (0.67%) Billing
12 1 (0.34%) Games
12 1 (0.34%) Law
Job Titles
1 41 (13.76%) Architect
2 39 (13.09%) Developer
3 34 (11.41%) Analyst
4 31 (10.40%) Software Engineer
5 23 (7.72%) Consultant
6 16 (5.37%) Implementation Consultant
6 16 (5.37%) Technical Architect
7 14 (4.70%) Lead Architect
8 13 (4.36%) Business Analyst
8 13 (4.36%) Software Consultant
8 13 (4.36%) Systems Architect
8 13 (4.36%) Systems Engineer
9 12 (4.03%) Senior Software Engineer
10 11 (3.69%) Security Consultant
11 10 (3.36%) Java Developer
11 10 (3.36%) Network Architect
11 10 (3.36%) Security Architect
11 10 (3.36%) Test Engineer
12 9 (3.02%) IT Analyst
13 8 (2.68%) Embedded Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (11.41%) HTML
2 30 (10.07%) XML
3 19 (6.38%) Web Services
4 18 (6.04%) CSS
5 15 (5.03%) Middleware
6 12 (4.03%) Spring
7 11 (3.69%) .NET
7 11 (3.69%) JSON
7 11 (3.69%) REST
8 10 (3.36%) Hibernate
9 9 (3.02%) AngularJS
10 8 (2.68%) Java EE
10 8 (2.68%) SAP PI
11 7 (2.35%) DirectX
11 7 (2.35%) OpenGL
12 6 (2.01%) Ajax
12 6 (2.01%) ASP.NET
12 6 (2.01%) J2EE
12 6 (2.01%) Visualforce
13 5 (1.68%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 40 (13.42%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (13.09%) Management Information System
3 15 (5.03%) Data Centre
4 8 (2.68%) Reference Data
4 8 (2.68%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (2.35%) Clustering
5 7 (2.35%) CMDB
6 6 (2.01%) e-Learning
7 5 (1.68%) HACMP
8 4 (1.34%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (1.34%) Replication
9 3 (1.01%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 3 (1.01%) NHS
9 3 (1.01%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.01%) User Experience
9 3 (1.01%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.01%) Wiki
10 2 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.67%) Optoelectronics
10 2 (0.67%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 44 (14.77%) Linux
2 42 (14.09%) Windows
3 16 (5.37%) Unix
3 16 (5.37%) Windows Server
4 11 (3.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (3.02%) Android
5 9 (3.02%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (2.68%) AIX
6 8 (2.68%) Apple iOS
6 8 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (2.35%) Solaris
8 5 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.34%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.34%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (29.53%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (19.13%) Project Management
3 42 (14.09%) Software Engineering
4 33 (11.07%) UML
5 30 (10.07%) SDLC
6 28 (9.40%) ITIL
7 23 (7.72%) Analytics
8 22 (7.38%) Integration Testing
8 22 (7.38%) Test Automation
9 21 (7.05%) Business Intelligence
9 21 (7.05%) Requirements Analysis
10 20 (6.71%) Continuous Improvement
11 19 (6.38%) Problem-Solving
12 18 (6.04%) Coaching
12 18 (6.04%) Computer Science
12 18 (6.04%) Customer Requirements
12 18 (6.04%) Data Management
12 18 (6.04%) Release Management
12 18 (6.04%) Unit Testing
12 18 (6.04%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 52 (17.45%) SQL
2 48 (16.11%) Java
3 35 (11.74%) C
4 34 (11.41%) C++
5 25 (8.39%) JavaScript
6 23 (7.72%) C#
7 15 (5.03%) Python
8 11 (3.69%) Groovy
9 8 (2.68%) Ada
10 7 (2.35%) GLSL
10 7 (2.35%) HLSL
10 7 (2.35%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.68%) PHP
12 4 (1.34%) Embedded C
12 4 (1.34%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.34%) R
13 3 (1.01%) ABAP
13 3 (1.01%) Perl
13 3 (1.01%) VB
14 2 (0.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 84 (28.19%) Degree
2 33 (11.07%) Security Cleared
3 27 (9.06%) SC Cleared
4 25 (8.39%) CISSP
5 22 (7.38%) ISEB
6 15 (5.03%) ISTQB
7 12 (4.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (3.02%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (3.02%) DV Cleared
9 5 (1.68%) CCSP
10 4 (1.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (1.34%) MCSA
10 4 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (1.34%) PhD
11 3 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (1.01%) IIBA
11 3 (1.01%) TOGAF Certification
12 2 (0.67%) AWS Certification
12 2 (0.67%) CCIE
12 2 (0.67%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (11.41%) QA
2 12 (4.03%) Data Quality
3 11 (3.69%) GDPR
4 10 (3.36%) SLA
5 9 (3.02%) IFRS
6 8 (2.68%) ISO 9001
7 6 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (1.68%) GAMP
9 4 (1.34%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (1.01%) COBIT
10 3 (1.01%) Def Stans
10 3 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.67%) ISO 13485
11 2 (0.67%) ISO 26262
11 2 (0.67%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.34%) CDISC
12 1 (0.34%) GMP
12 1 (0.34%) GxP
12 1 (0.34%) IFRS 9
12 1 (0.34%) PMO
System Software
1 18 (6.04%) Firmware
2 14 (4.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.03%) Active Directory
4 8 (2.68%) Hyper-V
5 7 (2.35%) Docker
6 5 (1.68%) GPFS
6 5 (1.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 4 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.01%) vCloud
8 3 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (1.01%) vSphere
9 2 (0.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.67%) HDFS
10 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.34%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 7 (2.35%) Ansible
2 5 (1.68%) Terraform
3 4 (1.34%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.34%) SCCM
3 4 (1.34%) SCOM
4 3 (1.01%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (1.01%) WSUS
5 2 (0.67%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.67%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.67%) QRadar
Vendors
1 55 (18.46%) Microsoft
2 31 (10.40%) Oracle
2 31 (10.40%) SAP
3 20 (6.71%) Cisco
3 20 (6.71%) VMware
4 13 (4.36%) Juniper
5 11 (3.69%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (3.36%) EMC
6 10 (3.36%) IBM
7 8 (2.68%) F5
7 8 (2.68%) NetApp
7 8 (2.68%) Palo Alto
7 8 (2.68%) Teradata
8 6 (2.01%) Red Hat
8 6 (2.01%) SolarWinds
9 4 (1.34%) Citrix
9 4 (1.34%) Cognizant
9 4 (1.34%) Google
10 2 (0.67%) Adobe
10 2 (0.67%) HP