Period
to 26 November 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 26 November 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
England > South East
6 months to
26 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 143 205 205
Rank change year-on-year +62 0 +82
Permanent jobs citing Validation 460 94 379
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.49% 1.08% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.66% 1.18% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 163 76 270
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,525 £34,000
25th Percentile £41,565 £37,375 £37,815
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,000 £47,500 £54,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.58% -12.04% +8.00%
75th Percentile £66,250 £59,063 £74,688
90th Percentile £79,000 £67,500 £80,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% +5.00% -4.76%

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 17,320 7,991 22,751
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 93.57% 91.43% 91.10%
Number of salaries quoted 11,647 6,639 18,711
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 +41 214 £62,500 +47.06% 13
Thames Valley -11 129 £52,500 +14.13% 41
Berkshire -13 82 £55,500 +20.65% 22
Kent +2 53 £40,000 +25.00% 4
Oxfordshire -16 30 £52,500 +7.69% 10
Surrey -61 23 £56,000 +1.82% 6
Sussex - 21 £44,010 -
Buckinghamshire -41 17 £57,500 -20.69% 9
West Sussex -3 6 £57,500 +15.00% 12
East Sussex -35 4 - - 6
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 234 (50.87%) Degree
2 218 (47.39%) Agile Software Development
3 192 (41.74%) Computer Science
4 184 (40.00%) Finance
5 181 (39.35%) Software Engineering
6 168 (36.52%) Linux
7 161 (35.00%) Java
7 161 (35.00%) Jenkins
8 160 (34.78%) DevOps
9 157 (34.13%) Microservices
10 156 (33.91%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 155 (33.70%) Ansible
11 155 (33.70%) Git (software)
11 155 (33.70%) GitHub
12 154 (33.48%) CSS
12 154 (33.48%) VMware
13 153 (33.26%) Cucumber
14 151 (32.83%) Banking
15 150 (32.61%) Law
16 149 (32.39%) Unix
16 149 (32.39%) AngularJS
16 149 (32.39%) Kafka
16 149 (32.39%) Spring
16 149 (32.39%) Digital Banking
17 148 (32.17%) Apache Spark
17 148 (32.17%) React
17 148 (32.17%) JSON
17 148 (32.17%) RESTful
18 147 (31.96%) GemFire
18 147 (31.96%) Groovy

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
1 148 (32.17%) Apache Spark
2 147 (31.96%) Apache
2 147 (31.96%) GemFire
3 26 (5.65%) SAS
4 7 (1.52%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.30%) Cloud Foundry
6 5 (1.09%) Documentum
7 3 (0.65%) Confluence
8 2 (0.43%) CMS
8 2 (0.43%) JBoss
9 1 (0.22%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.22%) IIS
9 1 (0.22%) Jupyter
Applications
1 23 (5.00%) Simulink
2 14 (3.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (1.30%) Figma
4 6 (1.30%) Sketch
5 2 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.22%) InVision
6 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.65%) TrackWise
2 2 (0.43%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.43%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.22%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 1 (0.22%) SAP IBP
Cloud Services
1 155 (33.70%) GitHub
2 121 (26.30%) AWS
3 112 (24.35%) Amazon Kinesis
4 101 (21.96%) Azure
5 86 (18.70%) GCP
6 33 (7.17%) OpenShift
7 14 (3.04%) PaaS
8 9 (1.96%) SaaS
9 7 (1.52%) Power Platform
10 5 (1.09%) IaaS
10 5 (1.09%) Veeva
11 4 (0.87%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 3 (0.65%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 3 (0.65%) Smartsheet
13 2 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.43%) Amazon EMR
13 2 (0.43%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.43%) AWS Step Functions
13 2 (0.43%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.09%) Ethernet
1 5 (1.09%) MQTT
1 5 (1.09%) SpaceWire
2 4 (0.87%) 2G
2 4 (0.87%) 3G
2 4 (0.87%) 4G
2 4 (0.87%) Firewall
2 4 (0.87%) MGW
2 4 (0.87%) RNC
2 4 (0.87%) SSL
3 2 (0.43%) 5G
3 2 (0.43%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (0.43%) DNS
3 2 (0.43%) HTTP
3 2 (0.43%) IPsec
3 2 (0.43%) LAN
3 2 (0.43%) Network Security
3 2 (0.43%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (0.43%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.22%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (31.52%) HBase
2 142 (30.87%) Redis
3 141 (30.65%) PostgreSQL
4 139 (30.22%) MariaDB
5 126 (27.39%) Relational Database
6 124 (26.96%) NoSQL
7 97 (21.09%) Big Data
8 17 (3.70%) SQL Server
9 10 (2.17%) Base SAS
10 9 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (1.52%) Apache Hive
11 7 (1.52%) Hadoop
12 6 (1.30%) OLTP
12 6 (1.30%) Power BI
13 4 (0.87%) Metadata
13 4 (0.87%) MySQL
13 4 (0.87%) Spotfire
13 4 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 3 (0.65%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 161 (35.00%) Jenkins
2 155 (33.70%) Git (software)
3 153 (33.26%) Cucumber
4 147 (31.96%) Eclipse
4 147 (31.96%) Gradle
4 147 (31.96%) IntelliJ
4 147 (31.96%) JUnit
4 147 (31.96%) Sonatype Nexus
5 145 (31.52%) Cypress.io
5 145 (31.52%) Protractor
5 145 (31.52%) Storybook
6 141 (30.65%) Mockito
7 110 (23.91%) Artifactory
8 75 (16.30%) SonarQube
9 11 (2.39%) JIRA
9 11 (2.39%) Selenium
10 7 (1.52%) JMeter
11 6 (1.30%) Appium
12 5 (1.09%) Axure RP
13 4 (0.87%) Bitbucket
General
1 184 (40.00%) Finance
2 156 (33.91%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 151 (32.83%) Banking
4 150 (32.61%) Law
5 74 (16.09%) Social Skills
6 36 (7.83%) Electronics
7 30 (6.52%) Pharmaceutical
8 28 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
9 27 (5.87%) Automotive
10 12 (2.61%) Manufacturing
10 12 (2.61%) Presentation Skills
11 10 (2.17%) Back Office
11 10 (2.17%) Telecoms
12 9 (1.96%) Organisational Skills
13 7 (1.52%) Aerospace
13 7 (1.52%) Marketing
14 5 (1.09%) Billing
14 5 (1.09%) Publishing
15 4 (0.87%) Legal
15 4 (0.87%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 138 (30.00%) Software Engineer
2 61 (13.26%) Principal Engineer
3 60 (13.04%) Principal Software Engineer
4 50 (10.87%) Lead Software Engineer
5 45 (9.78%) Developer
6 43 (9.35%) Software Developer
7 34 (7.39%) Hardware Engineer
8 32 (6.96%) Systems Engineer
9 28 (6.09%) Analyst
9 28 (6.09%) Lead Developer
9 28 (6.09%) Lead Software Developer
10 27 (5.87%) Cryptography Engineer
11 21 (4.57%) Programmer
12 20 (4.35%) Senior Hardware Engineer
13 19 (4.13%) Statistical Programmer
14 17 (3.70%) MATLAB Engineer
15 15 (3.26%) Architect
16 14 (3.04%) Data Analyst
16 14 (3.04%) Hardware Test Engineer
16 14 (3.04%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (33.48%) CSS
2 149 (32.39%) AngularJS
2 149 (32.39%) Kafka
2 149 (32.39%) Spring
3 148 (32.17%) JSON
3 148 (32.17%) React
3 148 (32.17%) RESTful
4 146 (31.74%) Node.js
5 145 (31.52%) Express
5 145 (31.52%) Play Framework
5 145 (31.52%) Redux
5 145 (31.52%) Spark Streaming
5 145 (31.52%) Tailwind CSS
5 145 (31.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 141 (30.65%) WireMock
7 116 (25.22%) RabbitMQ
8 107 (23.26%) LAMP
8 107 (23.26%) LAPP Stack
9 22 (4.78%) .NET
10 20 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 147 (31.96%) Linux Command Line
2 91 (19.78%) User Experience
3 67 (14.57%) Algorithms
4 47 (10.22%) Self-Motivation
5 37 (8.04%) Life Science
6 30 (6.52%) PKI
7 20 (4.35%) VHDL
8 15 (3.26%) Embedded Systems
9 14 (3.04%) Management Information System
10 8 (1.74%) Virtual Team
11 7 (1.52%) Biotechnology
11 7 (1.52%) Public Cloud
12 5 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (1.09%) Industry 4.0
12 5 (1.09%) Robotics
13 4 (0.87%) Data Structures
14 3 (0.65%) Driving Licence
14 3 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
14 3 (0.65%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 168 (36.52%) Linux
2 149 (32.39%) Unix
3 31 (6.74%) Windows
4 7 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.09%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.43%) CentOS
6 2 (0.43%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.22%) VMS
7 1 (0.22%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (47.39%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (41.74%) Computer Science
3 181 (39.35%) Software Engineering
4 160 (34.78%) DevOps
5 157 (34.13%) Microservices
6 149 (32.39%) Digital Banking
7 145 (31.52%) Cross-Browser Testing
8 128 (27.83%) Full Stack Development
9 127 (27.61%) Business Continuity
10 119 (25.87%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 119 (25.87%) Software Testing
11 113 (24.57%) Clean Code
11 113 (24.57%) High Availability
12 112 (24.35%) OO
13 110 (23.91%) Performance Monitoring
14 102 (22.17%) BDD
15 101 (21.96%) Multithreading
15 101 (21.96%) TDD
16 100 (21.74%) Multithreaded Programming
17 96 (20.87%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 161 (35.00%) Java
2 147 (31.96%) Groovy
2 147 (31.96%) Shell Script
3 141 (30.65%) Python
4 36 (7.83%) SQL
5 34 (7.39%) MATLAB
6 27 (5.87%) C#
7 23 (5.00%) C
8 20 (4.35%) C++
9 18 (3.91%) JavaScript
10 10 (2.17%) SAS Macro
11 8 (1.74%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.30%) VBA
13 5 (1.09%) PHP
13 5 (1.09%) R
14 3 (0.65%) Apex Code
14 3 (0.65%) Perl
14 3 (0.65%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.65%) Ruby
14 3 (0.65%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 234 (50.87%) Degree
2 139 (30.22%) OCP
2 139 (30.22%) Oracle Certification
3 34 (7.39%) Security Cleared
4 31 (6.74%) Computer Science Degree
5 27 (5.87%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (2.61%) Numerate Degree
7 7 (1.52%) PhD
7 7 (1.52%) SC Cleared
8 6 (1.30%) HNC
8 6 (1.30%) HND
8 6 (1.30%) Master's Degree
9 5 (1.09%) PMI Certification
9 5 (1.09%) PMP
9 5 (1.09%) Postgraduate
10 4 (0.87%) MBCS
11 3 (0.65%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 1 (0.22%) CSPO
13 1 (0.22%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (8.91%) QA
2 15 (3.26%) Good Clinical Practice
3 8 (1.74%) CDISC
4 7 (1.52%) Data Quality
5 5 (1.09%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 5 (1.09%) GLP
5 5 (1.09%) GMP
6 4 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.43%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.43%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.22%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.22%) COBIT
8 1 (0.22%) GAMP
8 1 (0.22%) GDPR
8 1 (0.22%) GxP
8 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.22%) ITGC
8 1 (0.22%) PMO
8 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 145 (31.52%) HDFS
2 111 (24.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (6.09%) Active Directory
4 22 (4.78%) Firmware
5 10 (2.17%) Docker
6 6 (1.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.22%) IAG
7 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 155 (33.70%) Ansible
2 35 (7.61%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.30%) Kubernetes
4 4 (0.87%) Opsview
5 3 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.43%) Terraform
7 1 (0.22%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.22%) QRadar
Vendors
1 154 (33.48%) VMware
2 145 (31.52%) Okta
3 37 (8.04%) Microsoft
4 27 (5.87%) Gemalto
5 17 (3.70%) EMC
6 11 (2.39%) Salesforce.com
6 11 (2.39%) SAP
7 6 (1.30%) OpenText
7 6 (1.30%) Oracle
8 5 (1.09%) Cadence
8 5 (1.09%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.09%) SaltStack
9 4 (0.87%) Ericsson
9 4 (0.87%) Remedy
10 3 (0.65%) Cisco
10 3 (0.65%) Citrix
10 3 (0.65%) Marketo
10 3 (0.65%) Omniture
10 3 (0.65%) RedGate
10 3 (0.65%) Workday