Period
to 22 April 2019

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 22 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
England > South East
6 months to
22 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 254 273 340
Rank change year-on-year +19 +67 -71
Permanent jobs citing Validation 313 325 231
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.18% 1.03% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 1.14% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 242 262 174
South East median annual salary £53,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.78% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,875 £31,250
90th Percentile £76,000 £66,250 £61,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 24,253 28,514 26,667
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 91.28% 90.04% 88.86%
Number of salaries quoted 19,664 23,564 21,973
South East median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.89% - -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +3.16%

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 22 April 2019.

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 22 April 2019. 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 +41 132 £55,000 +15.79% 17
Berkshire +30 89 £60,000 +26.32% 8
Hampshire +22 81 £52,000 +22.35% 10
West Sussex -8 29 £65,000 +132.14% 3
Oxfordshire +48 27 £55,000 +29.41% 6
East Sussex +16 27 £50,000 +17.65% 1
Surrey -15 26 £51,735 +14.97% 5
Buckinghamshire +9 16 £45,500 +21.33% 3
Kent +21 13 £35,000 -22.22% 2
Isle of Wight - 1 £37,500 -
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 2019, 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.

1 108 (34.50%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (23.32%) Degree
3 69 (22.04%) SQL
4 55 (17.57%) Software Engineering
5 52 (16.61%) Finance
6 50 (15.97%) Mentoring
7 49 (15.65%) Project Management
8 45 (14.38%) Microsoft
9 40 (12.78%) Test Automation
10 38 (12.14%) Oracle
11 37 (11.82%) C
11 37 (11.82%) Microsoft Office
12 36 (11.50%) C#
12 36 (11.50%) Analytical Skills
13 35 (11.18%) Web Services
13 35 (11.18%) ITIL
14 34 (10.86%) Java
14 34 (10.86%) Business Intelligence
14 34 (10.86%) Problem-Solving
15 33 (10.54%) JavaScript
15 33 (10.54%) Security Cleared
15 33 (10.54%) QA
16 32 (10.22%) Continuous Integration
16 32 (10.22%) C++
17 31 (9.90%) SQL Server
17 31 (9.90%) Change Management
18 30 (9.58%) UML
18 30 (9.58%) SC Cleared
19 29 (9.27%) JIRA
19 29 (9.27%) Windows

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 29 (9.27%) IIS
2 27 (8.63%) SharePoint
3 17 (5.43%) SAS
4 16 (5.11%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.60%) Confluence
5 5 (1.60%) nginx
6 3 (0.96%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.96%) Oracle Service Bus
6 3 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (0.96%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.64%) LiveCycle
7 2 (0.64%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.32%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.32%) Documentum
8 1 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.32%) FileNet
Applications
1 37 (11.82%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (8.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (4.79%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (3.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (1.60%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.64%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.92%) SAP MM
1 6 (1.92%) SAP SRM
2 4 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.96%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.64%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.32%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.32%) SAP Bank Analyzer
5 1 (0.32%) SAP EWM
5 1 (0.32%) SAP FS
5 1 (0.32%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.32%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (3.51%) SaaS
3 6 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.92%) GitHub
4 5 (1.60%) Dynamics 365
4 5 (1.60%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (0.96%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 3 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (0.96%) Office 365
5 3 (0.96%) OneDrive
5 3 (0.96%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 3 (0.96%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 2 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (7.99%) Firewall
2 21 (6.71%) SSL
3 19 (6.07%) VPN
4 18 (5.75%) Network Security
5 12 (3.83%) DHCP
5 12 (3.83%) DNS
6 10 (3.19%) Internet
7 7 (2.24%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (1.28%) Modbus
8 4 (1.28%) MQTT
8 4 (1.28%) RS-485
8 4 (1.28%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.96%) Skype
9 3 (0.96%) Wireless
10 2 (0.64%) IPsec
10 2 (0.64%) MVNO
10 2 (0.64%) Radio Access Network
11 1 (0.32%) Cisco ISE
11 1 (0.32%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (9.90%) SQL Server
2 27 (8.63%) Data Warehouse
3 26 (8.31%) Oracle Database
4 24 (7.67%) Relational Database
5 20 (6.39%) DB2
6 17 (5.43%) BusinessObjects
6 17 (5.43%) Oracle Database 10g
7 16 (5.11%) OLAP
7 16 (5.11%) OLAP Cube
7 16 (5.11%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 10 (3.19%) Power BI
9 9 (2.88%) RDBMS
10 6 (1.92%) MySQL
10 6 (1.92%) Oracle OLAP
11 4 (1.28%) QualityStage
12 3 (0.96%) Apache Hive
12 3 (0.96%) Big Data
12 3 (0.96%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.96%) MS Access
12 3 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 29 (9.27%) JIRA
2 28 (8.95%) Git (software)
3 24 (7.67%) Selenium
4 18 (5.75%) Jenkins
5 15 (4.79%) Rational DOORS
6 11 (3.51%) Subversion
7 10 (3.19%) Cucumber
7 10 (3.19%) Hudson
7 10 (3.19%) WebDriver
8 8 (2.56%) Ant
8 8 (2.56%) Gradle
8 8 (2.56%) Maven
8 8 (2.56%) SoapUI
8 8 (2.56%) TestNG
9 5 (1.60%) Gatling
9 5 (1.60%) JMeter
9 5 (1.60%) Sikuli
10 4 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (1.28%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.96%) Axure RP
General
1 52 (16.61%) Finance
2 27 (8.63%) Aerospace
3 22 (7.03%) Legal
4 17 (5.43%) Military
5 16 (5.11%) Retail
5 16 (5.11%) Telecoms
6 11 (3.51%) Marketing
7 10 (3.19%) Electronics
8 9 (2.88%) Manufacturing
9 8 (2.56%) Financial Institution
10 6 (1.92%) Digital Economy
10 6 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (1.28%) Back Office
11 4 (1.28%) Front Office
12 3 (0.96%) Advertising
13 2 (0.64%) Avionics
14 1 (0.32%) Automotive
14 1 (0.32%) Banking
14 1 (0.32%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 42 (13.42%) Analyst
2 38 (12.14%) Developer
3 31 (9.90%) Software Engineer
4 27 (8.63%) Architect
5 26 (8.31%) Security Engineer
6 19 (6.07%) Network Engineer
6 19 (6.07%) Network Security Engineer
7 18 (5.75%) Consultant
7 18 (5.75%) Systems Engineer
8 16 (5.11%) SAS Developer
8 16 (5.11%) Test Engineer
9 14 (4.47%) Senior Developer
10 12 (3.83%) Test Architect
11 11 (3.51%) Business Analyst
11 11 (3.51%) Implementation Consultant
11 11 (3.51%) Senior Software Engineer
11 11 (3.51%) Technical Consultant
11 11 (3.51%) Technical Implementation Consultant
11 11 (3.51%) Test Analyst
12 10 (3.19%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (11.18%) Web Services
2 23 (7.35%) SOAP
3 21 (6.71%) XML
4 17 (5.43%) REST
5 13 (4.15%) CSS
5 13 (4.15%) HTML
6 10 (3.19%) .NET
6 10 (3.19%) jQuery
6 10 (3.19%) Middleware
7 8 (2.56%) JSON
8 6 (1.92%) AngularJS
9 5 (1.60%) ASP.NET
9 5 (1.60%) DirectX
9 5 (1.60%) OpenGL
10 4 (1.28%) Razor View Engine
10 4 (1.28%) Spring
11 3 (0.96%) Ajax
11 3 (0.96%) Java EE
11 3 (0.96%) SAP PI
11 3 (0.96%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 36 (11.50%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (7.35%) Management Information System
3 15 (4.79%) User Experience
4 9 (2.88%) Internet of Things
4 9 (2.88%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (2.56%) Robotics
6 7 (2.24%) Replication
7 6 (1.92%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.60%) Algorithms
8 5 (1.60%) e-Learning
8 5 (1.60%) Graphic Design
9 3 (0.96%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.64%) Life Science
11 1 (0.32%) Biotechnology
11 1 (0.32%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.32%) Clustering
11 1 (0.32%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.32%) iPhone
11 1 (0.32%) Reference Data
11 1 (0.32%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 29 (9.27%) Windows
2 16 (5.11%) Solaris
2 16 (5.11%) Windows Server
3 7 (2.24%) Unix
4 6 (1.92%) Android
4 6 (1.92%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.28%) Linux
6 3 (0.96%) Windows NT
6 3 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.32%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (34.50%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (17.57%) Software Engineering
3 50 (15.97%) Mentoring
4 49 (15.65%) Project Management
5 40 (12.78%) Test Automation
6 35 (11.18%) ITIL
7 34 (10.86%) Business Intelligence
7 34 (10.86%) Problem-Solving
8 32 (10.22%) Continuous Integration
9 31 (9.90%) Change Management
10 30 (9.58%) UML
11 28 (8.95%) Business Analysis
12 27 (8.63%) Information Security
12 27 (8.63%) Root Cause Analysis
13 26 (8.31%) Waterfall
14 22 (7.03%) Continuous Improvement
14 22 (7.03%) Presales
14 22 (7.03%) Stakeholder Management
15 21 (6.71%) Software Testing
15 21 (6.71%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 69 (22.04%) SQL
2 37 (11.82%) C
3 36 (11.50%) C#
4 34 (10.86%) Java
5 33 (10.54%) JavaScript
6 32 (10.22%) C++
7 19 (6.07%) Python
8 15 (4.79%) SAS Macro
9 11 (3.51%) PHP
10 7 (2.24%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.60%) GLSL
11 5 (1.60%) HLSL
11 5 (1.60%) MATLAB
11 5 (1.60%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.28%) Ada
12 4 (1.28%) Apex Code
12 4 (1.28%) Embedded C
12 4 (1.28%) Embedded C++
13 3 (0.96%) VB
13 3 (0.96%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 73 (23.32%) Degree
2 33 (10.54%) Security Cleared
3 30 (9.58%) SC Cleared
4 24 (7.67%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (6.07%) CISSP
6 18 (5.75%) CCSP
7 17 (5.43%) ISEB
8 14 (4.47%) DBS Check
9 9 (2.88%) ISTQB
10 7 (2.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (2.24%) SAP Certification
11 5 (1.60%) CCNP
11 5 (1.60%) HND
11 5 (1.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 5 (1.60%) PhD
12 4 (1.28%) APMP
12 4 (1.28%) IIBA
12 4 (1.28%) ISEB Practitioner
13 3 (0.96%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.96%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (10.54%) QA
2 22 (7.03%) Data Quality
3 13 (4.15%) Def Stans
4 11 (3.51%) GAMP
5 10 (3.19%) GDPR
6 5 (1.60%) GPG13
7 3 (0.96%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.64%) IFRS
8 2 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 15288
8 2 (0.64%) PMO
8 2 (0.64%) SLA
9 1 (0.32%) CDISC
9 1 (0.32%) COBIT
9 1 (0.32%) GAAP
9 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (8.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (4.15%) Hyper-V
3 11 (3.51%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (1.92%) Docker
5 5 (1.60%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.96%) Firmware
6 3 (0.96%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (2.24%) HP Quality Center
1 7 (2.24%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (1.28%) AirWatch
2 4 (1.28%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.32%) QRadar
3 1 (0.32%) SCCM
3 1 (0.32%) SCOM
Vendors
1 45 (14.38%) Microsoft
2 38 (12.14%) Oracle
3 26 (8.31%) Cisco
3 26 (8.31%) VMware
4 24 (7.67%) Palo Alto
5 22 (7.03%) SAP
6 14 (4.47%) EMC
7 7 (2.24%) IBM
7 7 (2.24%) Juniper
8 6 (1.92%) Arqiva
8 6 (1.92%) Cognizant
8 6 (1.92%) HP
8 6 (1.92%) TOWER Software
9 5 (1.60%) Adobe
9 5 (1.60%) Blue Coat
9 5 (1.60%) CheckPoint
9 5 (1.60%) Google
9 5 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.60%) Virgin Media
10 4 (1.28%) MobileIron