Period
to 31 July 2021

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 31 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
England > South East
6 months to
31 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 137 176 231
Rank change year-on-year +39 +55 +44
Permanent jobs citing Validation 422 172 373
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.56% 1.47% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.74% 1.60% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 130 138 284
10th Percentile £38,625 £34,476 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,565 £35,525 £39,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £49,500 £50,000 £52,000
Median % change year-on-year -1.00% -3.85% +9.47%
75th Percentile £66,250 £58,438 £66,375
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% +8.70% -3.16%

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 15,426 10,766 24,230
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 93.60% 91.96% 91.80%
Number of salaries quoted 10,934 8,836 19,801
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £40,263 £38,750 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.96% +1.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £66,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Validation as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Validation in the South East.

Salary trend for Validation in the South East

Validation
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Validation in the South East over the 6 months to 31 July 2021.

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 31 July 2021. 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
Hampshire +60 221 £62,500 +19.05% 14
Thames Valley -7 133 £45,000 +24.83% 32
Berkshire -8 79 £65,000 +80.31% 15
Oxfordshire 0 39 £45,000 +6.54% 9
Surrey -33 23 £47,500 -13.64% 7
Kent -17 19 £40,000 -46.67% 6
West Sussex +5 15 £42,500 +11.84% 7
Buckinghamshire -14 15 £43,750 -12.50% 8
Sussex - 5 £44,010 -
East Sussex -25 2 - - 3
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2021, 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.

1 240 (56.87%) Degree
2 225 (53.32%) Agile Software Development
3 214 (50.71%) Computer Science
4 202 (47.87%) Finance
5 188 (44.55%) Linux
6 182 (43.13%) Software Engineering
7 178 (42.18%) Git (software)
8 176 (41.71%) Microservices
9 174 (41.23%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 174 (41.23%) Java
10 173 (41.00%) Law
10 173 (41.00%) Jenkins
11 172 (40.76%) Kafka
11 172 (40.76%) RESTful
11 172 (40.76%) Banking
11 172 (40.76%) Digital Banking
12 171 (40.52%) JSON
12 171 (40.52%) DevOps
12 171 (40.52%) Cucumber
12 171 (40.52%) Node.js
13 169 (40.05%) Ansible
13 169 (40.05%) GitHub
13 169 (40.05%) AngularJS
13 169 (40.05%) VMware
13 169 (40.05%) Unix
13 169 (40.05%) CSS
13 169 (40.05%) Okta
13 169 (40.05%) React
13 169 (40.05%) Linux Command Line
14 168 (39.81%) Redux

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
1 168 (39.81%) Apache
1 168 (39.81%) Apache Spark
1 168 (39.81%) GemFire
2 18 (4.27%) SAS
3 10 (2.37%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.66%) Documentum
5 5 (1.18%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (0.71%) NServiceBus
7 2 (0.47%) CMS
7 2 (0.47%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (2.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (2.61%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.90%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.71%) Figma
4 3 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.71%) Sketch
5 2 (0.47%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.47%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.24%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (1.18%) TrackWise
2 2 (0.47%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.47%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.24%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 1 (0.24%) SAP IBP
Cloud Services
1 169 (40.05%) GitHub
2 116 (27.49%) AWS
3 108 (25.59%) Amazon Kinesis
4 93 (22.04%) Azure
5 78 (18.48%) GCP
6 42 (9.95%) OpenShift
7 8 (1.90%) Power Platform
7 8 (1.90%) SaaS
7 8 (1.90%) Veeva
8 7 (1.66%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (1.42%) PaaS
10 4 (0.95%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 4 (0.95%) Smartsheet
11 2 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.47%) Azure Logic Apps
11 2 (0.47%) Lucidchart
11 2 (0.47%) Microsoft 365
11 2 (0.47%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.47%) PowerApps
12 1 (0.24%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 26 (6.16%) 3G
1 26 (6.16%) 4G
2 25 (5.92%) 2G
3 18 (4.27%) RNC
4 10 (2.37%) 5G
5 8 (1.90%) Wireless
6 5 (1.18%) MGW
6 5 (1.18%) SpaceWire
7 4 (0.95%) LAN
8 3 (0.71%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.71%) GSM
8 3 (0.71%) LTE
8 3 (0.71%) UMTS
8 3 (0.71%) VoIP
8 3 (0.71%) VoLTE
9 2 (0.47%) M3UA
9 2 (0.47%) SCCP
9 2 (0.47%) SCTP
9 2 (0.47%) VPN
9 2 (0.47%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (39.81%) HBase
2 166 (39.34%) MariaDB
2 166 (39.34%) PostgreSQL
3 163 (38.63%) Redis
4 135 (31.99%) Relational Database
5 130 (30.81%) NoSQL
6 99 (23.46%) Big Data
7 11 (2.61%) Base SAS
8 9 (2.13%) SQL Server
9 7 (1.66%) Power BI
10 5 (1.18%) Apache Hive
10 5 (1.18%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.18%) MySQL
10 5 (1.18%) OLTP
11 4 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.71%) Spotfire
12 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 2 (0.47%) Metadata
13 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (0.47%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 178 (42.18%) Git (software)
2 173 (41.00%) Jenkins
3 171 (40.52%) Cucumber
4 168 (39.81%) Cypress.io
4 168 (39.81%) Eclipse
4 168 (39.81%) Gradle
4 168 (39.81%) IntelliJ
4 168 (39.81%) JUnit
4 168 (39.81%) Protractor
4 168 (39.81%) Sonatype Nexus
4 168 (39.81%) Storybook
5 163 (38.63%) Mockito
6 108 (25.59%) Artifactory
7 66 (15.64%) SonarQube
8 14 (3.32%) JIRA
9 8 (1.90%) Bitbucket
10 7 (1.66%) Rational DOORS
10 7 (1.66%) Selenium
11 5 (1.18%) Appium
12 4 (0.95%) JMeter
General
1 202 (47.87%) Finance
2 174 (41.23%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 173 (41.00%) Law
4 172 (40.76%) Banking
5 71 (16.82%) Social Skills
6 51 (12.09%) Analytical Skills
7 32 (7.58%) Telecoms
8 27 (6.40%) Electronics
9 25 (5.92%) Pharmaceutical
10 14 (3.32%) Presentation Skills
11 11 (2.61%) Military
12 10 (2.37%) Organisational Skills
13 9 (2.13%) Aerospace
14 7 (1.66%) Publishing
15 5 (1.18%) Documentation Skills
15 5 (1.18%) German Language
15 5 (1.18%) Influencing Skills
15 5 (1.18%) Spanish Language
16 4 (0.95%) French Language
16 4 (0.95%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 136 (32.23%) Software Engineer
2 79 (18.72%) Principal Engineer
3 69 (16.35%) Principal Software Engineer
4 48 (11.37%) Lead Software Engineer
5 37 (8.77%) Developer
6 34 (8.06%) Software Developer
7 33 (7.82%) Lead Developer
7 33 (7.82%) Lead Software Developer
8 26 (6.16%) Cryptography Engineer
9 21 (4.98%) Design Engineer
10 20 (4.74%) Analyst
11 19 (4.50%) Electronics Engineer
12 18 (4.27%) Architect
12 18 (4.27%) Databuild Engineer
12 18 (4.27%) Electronics Design Engineer
12 18 (4.27%) Project Manager
13 14 (3.32%) Programmer
13 14 (3.32%) Senior Software Engineer
13 14 (3.32%) Systems Engineer
13 14 (3.32%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (40.76%) Kafka
1 172 (40.76%) RESTful
2 171 (40.52%) JSON
2 171 (40.52%) Node.js
3 169 (40.05%) AngularJS
3 169 (40.05%) CSS
3 169 (40.05%) React
4 168 (39.81%) Express
4 168 (39.81%) Redux
4 168 (39.81%) Spark Streaming
4 168 (39.81%) Spring
4 168 (39.81%) Tailwind CSS
4 168 (39.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 163 (38.63%) WireMock
6 151 (35.78%) Play Framework
7 114 (27.01%) LAMP
7 114 (27.01%) LAPP Stack
8 113 (26.78%) RabbitMQ
9 22 (5.21%) Java EE
9 22 (5.21%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 169 (40.05%) Linux Command Line
2 88 (20.85%) User Experience
3 68 (16.11%) Self-Motivation
4 32 (7.58%) Algorithms
5 30 (7.11%) Life Science
6 26 (6.16%) PKI
7 14 (3.32%) Management Information System
8 12 (2.84%) Biotechnology
9 11 (2.61%) Embedded Systems
10 6 (1.42%) Data Structures
10 6 (1.42%) LIMS
11 5 (1.18%) VHDL
11 5 (1.18%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.95%) Pharmacovigilance
13 3 (0.71%) Robotics
14 2 (0.47%) Cloud Native
14 2 (0.47%) Clustering
14 2 (0.47%) Data Centre
14 2 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
14 2 (0.47%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 188 (44.55%) Linux
2 169 (40.05%) Unix
3 23 (5.45%) Windows
4 3 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (0.71%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.24%) CentOS
5 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.24%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (53.32%) Agile Software Development
2 214 (50.71%) Computer Science
3 182 (43.13%) Software Engineering
4 176 (41.71%) Microservices
5 172 (40.76%) Digital Banking
6 171 (40.52%) DevOps
7 168 (39.81%) Cross-Browser Testing
8 128 (30.33%) Business Continuity
9 123 (29.15%) Software Testing
10 118 (27.96%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 117 (27.73%) Full Stack Development
12 110 (26.07%) Clean Code
13 109 (25.83%) OO
14 108 (25.59%) High Availability
14 108 (25.59%) Performance Monitoring
15 104 (24.64%) BDD
16 103 (24.41%) TDD
17 100 (23.70%) Open Source
18 97 (22.99%) Multithreaded Programming
18 97 (22.99%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 174 (41.23%) Java
2 168 (39.81%) Groovy
2 168 (39.81%) Shell Script
3 134 (31.75%) Python
4 14 (3.32%) C#
5 13 (3.08%) SQL
6 11 (2.61%) C
6 11 (2.61%) JavaScript
6 11 (2.61%) SAS Macro
7 7 (1.66%) Bash Shell
7 7 (1.66%) C++
7 7 (1.66%) R
8 5 (1.18%) PowerShell
9 4 (0.95%) PHP
10 3 (0.71%) Apex Code
10 3 (0.71%) Embedded C
10 3 (0.71%) ES6
10 3 (0.71%) Perl
10 3 (0.71%) VBA
11 2 (0.47%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 240 (56.87%) Degree
2 163 (38.63%) OCP
2 163 (38.63%) Oracle Certification
3 33 (7.82%) Security Cleared
4 27 (6.40%) Computer Science Degree
4 27 (6.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (4.27%) MBCS
6 11 (2.61%) HNC
6 11 (2.61%) HND
7 9 (2.13%) Master's Degree
8 8 (1.90%) CISSP
8 8 (1.90%) CRISC
8 8 (1.90%) PMI Certification
8 8 (1.90%) PMP
9 7 (1.66%) Numerate Degree
10 5 (1.18%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.95%) AWS Certification
11 4 (0.95%) Postgraduate
11 4 (0.95%) TOGAF Certification
12 2 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (12.80%) QA
2 14 (3.32%) Good Clinical Practice
3 11 (2.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (2.13%) NIST
5 8 (1.90%) CDISC
6 5 (1.18%) Def Stans
7 4 (0.95%) GMP
8 3 (0.71%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 3 (0.71%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.71%) GLP
8 3 (0.71%) HAZOP
8 3 (0.71%) SLA
9 2 (0.47%) GAMP
9 2 (0.47%) GxP
9 2 (0.47%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.47%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.47%) ITGC
9 2 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 168 (39.81%) HDFS
2 113 (26.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (6.64%) Active Directory
4 9 (2.13%) Docker
5 6 (1.42%) Firmware
6 5 (1.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 4 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.71%) KVM
9 1 (0.24%) IAG
Systems Management
1 169 (40.05%) Ansible
2 42 (9.95%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (1.90%) Kubernetes
4 7 (1.66%) Terraform
5 4 (0.95%) Grafana
6 3 (0.71%) HP ALM
6 3 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.47%) SCCM
8 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 169 (40.05%) Okta
1 169 (40.05%) VMware
2 41 (9.72%) Microsoft
3 28 (6.64%) EMC
4 26 (6.16%) Gemalto
5 19 (4.50%) Remedy
6 18 (4.27%) Ericsson
7 15 (3.55%) SAP
8 10 (2.37%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (1.90%) OpenText
10 5 (1.18%) Oracle
11 4 (0.95%) Cisco
11 4 (0.95%) Workday
12 3 (0.71%) HP
13 2 (0.47%) CheckPoint
13 2 (0.47%) Citrix
13 2 (0.47%) Omniture
13 2 (0.47%) RedGate
14 1 (0.24%) F5
14 1 (0.24%) Splunk