Validation Jobs in the UK excluding London

Validation
UK > UK excluding London

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 21 May 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
21 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 134 145 199
Rank change year-on-year +11 +54 -9
Permanent jobs citing Validation 1,513 1,396 1,466
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.11% 2.37% 2.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.53% 2.48% 2.14%
Number of salaries quoted 588 338 558
10th Percentile £34,750 £34,452 £34,500
25th Percentile £40,800 £44,975 £39,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £55,043 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.62% +15.88% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £71,000 £61,278
90th Percentile £72,433 £83,250 £77,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £62,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year -12.00% +8.70% +9.52%

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK excluding London

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 59,881 56,281 68,521
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 83.47% 95.60% 94.18%
Number of salaries quoted 41,267 29,021 41,386
10th Percentile £27,250 £30,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £40,000 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +10.53%
75th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £61,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -9.84% +1.67% +9.09%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Validation as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in the UK excluding London

Validation
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Validation in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Validation in the UK excluding London

Validation
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Validation in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 21 May 2024.

Salary histogram for Validation in the UK excluding London

Validation
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 21 May 2024. 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
Jobs
South East -4 359 £52,500 -4.55% 235
South West +43 300 £50,000 -28.00% 110
North of England +49 262 £51,264 -6.87% 130
Midlands -34 249 £51,250 -6.82% 159
North West +43 165 £50,000 -9.09% 86
West Midlands -64 135 £54,500 -0.91% 113
Scotland -11 132 £51,528 -12.39% 42
East of England -30 121 £55,000 -8.33% 154
East Midlands +51 114 £42,500 -27.66% 46
Yorkshire +43 87 £51,528 -6.39% 36
Wales +39 52 £50,000 +16.10% 14
Northern Ireland +55 41 - - 3
North East -4 10 £52,500 -32.26% 9
Validation
UK

Validation
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the UK excluding London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (1.32%) SAS
2 14 (0.93%) IIS
3 13 (0.86%) Documentum
3 13 (0.86%) SharePoint
4 12 (0.79%) Apache
4 12 (0.79%) Apache Spark
5 8 (0.53%) CMS
6 7 (0.46%) Confluence
7 5 (0.33%) Kinematics
8 1 (0.066%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.066%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.066%) WordPress
Applications
1 94 (6.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 66 (4.36%) Microsoft Office
3 42 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 42 (2.78%) Simulink
4 23 (1.52%) Stateflow
5 18 (1.19%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.93%) OrCAD
7 12 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
7 12 (0.79%) Sketch
8 5 (0.33%) SOLIDWORKS
9 2 (0.13%) EViews
9 2 (0.13%) Fusion 360
9 2 (0.13%) SPSS
9 2 (0.13%) TargetLink
10 1 (0.066%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.066%) Siemens NX
10 1 (0.066%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.066%) Trello
10 1 (0.066%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 16 (1.06%) TrackWise
2 14 (0.93%) Salesforce CRM
3 9 (0.59%) SAP QM
4 7 (0.46%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.26%) SAP WM
6 3 (0.20%) Q-Pulse
7 2 (0.13%) NEC Housing
7 2 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.066%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.066%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.066%) SAP MDG
8 1 (0.066%) SAP MDG-BP
8 1 (0.066%) SAP MDG-F
8 1 (0.066%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 116 (7.67%) Azure
2 95 (6.28%) AWS
3 44 (2.91%) Power Platform
4 21 (1.39%) Microsoft 365
5 18 (1.19%) SaaS
6 17 (1.12%) GCP
7 16 (1.06%) Azure DevOps
7 16 (1.06%) GitHub
7 16 (1.06%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 13 (0.86%) Figma
8 13 (0.86%) OCI
9 11 (0.73%) OneDrive
9 11 (0.73%) Power Automate
9 11 (0.73%) PowerApps
9 11 (0.73%) ShareGate
10 9 (0.59%) BlazeMeter
10 9 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (0.46%) Amazon SageMaker
11 7 (0.46%) Azure Data Factory
11 7 (0.46%) Mavenlink
Communications & Networking
1 354 (23.40%) VSAT
2 42 (2.78%) Firewall
3 36 (2.38%) WAN
4 32 (2.12%) 5G
5 22 (1.45%) Ethernet
6 21 (1.39%) TCP/IP
7 18 (1.19%) Internet
7 18 (1.19%) Network Security
7 18 (1.19%) Wireless
8 17 (1.12%) VPN
9 15 (0.99%) DHCP
9 15 (0.99%) DNS
10 14 (0.93%) Bluetooth
11 13 (0.86%) RS-232
12 12 (0.79%) LAN
13 11 (0.73%) SD-WAN
14 9 (0.59%) Wireshark
15 7 (0.46%) 4G
15 7 (0.46%) J1939
16 6 (0.40%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (3.24%) SQL Server
2 42 (2.78%) Power BI
3 23 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (1.06%) Tableau
5 14 (0.93%) Relational Database
6 9 (0.59%) GIS
6 9 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
7 8 (0.53%) Big Data
7 8 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
7 8 (0.53%) Power Query
7 8 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (0.46%) Metadata
9 5 (0.33%) Data Lake
9 5 (0.33%) Qlik Sense
10 3 (0.20%) Amazon Redshift
11 2 (0.13%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (0.13%) BigQuery
12 1 (0.066%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.066%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 128 (8.46%) JIRA
2 33 (2.18%) Rational DOORS
3 28 (1.85%) Visual Studio
4 25 (1.65%) Git
5 21 (1.39%) Jenkins
6 15 (0.99%) Rational Rhapsody
7 14 (0.93%) Cucumber
7 14 (0.93%) Selenium
8 11 (0.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 10 (0.66%) Trac
10 9 (0.59%) Cypress.io
10 9 (0.59%) Gradle
10 9 (0.59%) JMeter
10 9 (0.59%) LabVIEW
10 9 (0.59%) Maven
11 5 (0.33%) GitLab
12 4 (0.26%) Eclipse
12 4 (0.26%) Katalon Studio
12 4 (0.26%) Postman
13 3 (0.20%) Subversion
General
1 355 (23.46%) Social Skills
2 246 (16.26%) Analytical Skills
3 183 (12.10%) Finance
4 144 (9.52%) Manufacturing
5 125 (8.26%) Pharmaceutical
6 123 (8.13%) Aerospace
7 120 (7.93%) Electronics
8 118 (7.80%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 73 (4.82%) Automotive
10 69 (4.56%) Marketing
11 67 (4.43%) Law
12 64 (4.23%) Presentation Skills
13 57 (3.77%) Banking
14 47 (3.11%) Retail
14 47 (3.11%) Telecoms
15 44 (2.91%) Influencing Skills
16 38 (2.51%) Organisational Skills
17 31 (2.05%) Military
18 29 (1.92%) Legal
19 23 (1.52%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 410 (27.10%) Architect
2 354 (23.40%) Software Architect
3 179 (11.83%) Lead
4 166 (10.97%) Senior
5 159 (10.51%) Systems Engineer
6 109 (7.20%) Software Engineer
7 100 (6.61%) Analyst
8 51 (3.37%) DevOps Engineer
9 43 (2.84%) Technical Leader
10 40 (2.64%) Hardware Engineer
10 40 (2.64%) Senior Systems Engineer
11 38 (2.51%) IT Manager
11 38 (2.51%) QA Manager
12 36 (2.38%) Senior Software Engineer
13 31 (2.05%) Validation Engineer
14 30 (1.98%) Developer
15 29 (1.92%) Test Engineer
16 27 (1.78%) Embedded Engineer
17 25 (1.65%) Consultant
18 23 (1.52%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (1.78%) HTML
2 22 (1.45%) CSS
2 22 (1.45%) React
3 16 (1.06%) .NET
3 16 (1.06%) REST
4 15 (0.99%) XML
5 14 (0.93%) WebRTC
6 13 (0.86%) PyTorch
6 13 (0.86%) TensorFlow
7 12 (0.79%) EDI
8 11 (0.73%) Qt
8 11 (0.73%) WPF
9 10 (0.66%) Lightning Web Components
9 10 (0.66%) Spring
9 10 (0.66%) Spring Boot
9 10 (0.66%) Yocto
10 9 (0.59%) Ext JS
10 9 (0.59%) JSON
11 8 (0.53%) Flask
11 8 (0.53%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 114 (7.53%) Management Information System
2 64 (4.23%) Algorithms
3 57 (3.77%) Self-Motivation
4 42 (2.78%) Life Science
5 24 (1.59%) FPGA
5 24 (1.59%) Robotics
6 23 (1.52%) IoT
7 22 (1.45%) Analogue Electronics
7 22 (1.45%) Embedded Systems
8 21 (1.39%) Credit Risk
9 20 (1.32%) Biopharmaceutical
9 20 (1.32%) Legacy Systems
9 20 (1.32%) Product Ownership
10 17 (1.12%) GNSS
11 16 (1.06%) Cloud Native
12 15 (0.99%) LIMS
13 14 (0.93%) Analytical Mindset
13 14 (0.93%) Clustering
14 13 (0.86%) Taxonomies
15 11 (0.73%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 128 (8.46%) Linux
2 34 (2.25%) Windows
3 11 (0.73%) Windows Server
4 10 (0.66%) Embedded Linux
5 9 (0.59%) Android
6 8 (0.53%) Debian
6 8 (0.53%) Ubuntu
7 6 (0.40%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.066%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 425 (28.09%) Actionable Insight
2 414 (27.36%) Requirements Management
3 402 (26.57%) Model Validation
4 374 (24.72%) TOGAF
5 363 (23.99%) Network Architecture
6 355 (23.46%) Network Management
7 354 (23.40%) Technical Architecture
8 271 (17.91%) Agile
9 257 (16.99%) Problem-Solving
9 257 (16.99%) Verification and Validation
10 158 (10.44%) Systems Engineering
11 153 (10.11%) Software Engineering
12 138 (9.12%) DevOps
12 138 (9.12%) Project Management
13 124 (8.20%) Continuous Improvement
14 118 (7.80%) SDLC
15 112 (7.40%) Computer Science
15 112 (7.40%) Mentoring
16 106 (7.01%) Collaborative Working
17 87 (5.75%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 153 (10.11%) Python
2 138 (9.12%) SQL
3 94 (6.21%) C
4 71 (4.69%) MATLAB
5 68 (4.49%) C#
6 60 (3.97%) C++
7 39 (2.58%) JavaScript
8 31 (2.05%) PowerShell
9 27 (1.78%) R
10 26 (1.72%) Java
11 21 (1.39%) Bash
12 17 (1.12%) Perl
13 12 (0.79%) Ada
14 10 (0.66%) Embedded C
14 10 (0.66%) XAML
15 9 (0.59%) T-SQL
16 7 (0.46%) Data Analysis Expressions
17 6 (0.40%) Apex Code
17 6 (0.40%) Fortran
18 5 (0.33%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 457 (30.20%) Degree
2 295 (19.50%) Security Cleared
3 116 (7.67%) SC Cleared
4 87 (5.75%) BPSS Clearance
5 64 (4.23%) DV Cleared
6 51 (3.37%) Master's Degree
7 30 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
8 29 (1.92%) DBS Check
9 21 (1.39%) HNC
10 19 (1.26%) CISSP
10 19 (1.26%) HND
11 18 (1.19%) PhD
12 17 (1.12%) TOGAF Certification
13 15 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
14 13 (0.86%) CISM
15 12 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
16 11 (0.73%) CISA
16 11 (0.73%) PCI QSA
17 10 (0.66%) Chartered Engineer
18 7 (0.46%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (8.99%) QA
2 66 (4.36%) GMP
3 32 (2.12%) PMO
4 31 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 28 (1.85%) GLP
6 25 (1.65%) Data Quality
6 25 (1.65%) NIST
7 22 (1.45%) GxP
8 20 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 15288
9 19 (1.26%) Good Clinical Practice
10 17 (1.12%) PCI DSS
11 16 (1.06%) IFRS
11 16 (1.06%) IFRS 9
12 14 (0.93%) CRD IV
13 13 (0.86%) Automotive SPICE
13 13 (0.86%) Def Stans
13 13 (0.86%) ISO 26262
14 10 (0.66%) Accessibility
15 9 (0.59%) MISRA
16 8 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 63 (4.16%) Docker
2 50 (3.30%) Firmware
3 30 (1.98%) Virtual Machines
4 26 (1.72%) Active Directory
5 18 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
6 16 (1.06%) Hyper-V
6 16 (1.06%) pfSense
7 10 (0.66%) Embedded Firmware
7 10 (0.66%) NFS
8 6 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (0.26%) VMware NSX
9 4 (0.26%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.066%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 61 (4.03%) Ansible
2 53 (3.50%) Kubernetes
3 52 (3.44%) Terraform
4 30 (1.98%) Functional Safety
5 16 (1.06%) Grafana
5 16 (1.06%) ZABBIX
6 10 (0.66%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 10 (0.66%) SCDPM
7 6 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (0.40%) Nmap
Vendors
1 125 (8.26%) Microsoft
2 39 (2.58%) Salesforce
3 36 (2.38%) VMware
4 31 (2.05%) SAP
5 25 (1.65%) EMC
6 23 (1.52%) Google
7 20 (1.32%) Databricks
7 20 (1.32%) Oracle
8 16 (1.06%) Fortinet
8 16 (1.06%) Juniper
9 15 (0.99%) IBM
10 14 (0.93%) Veeam
11 12 (0.79%) ServiceNow
12 11 (0.73%) CheckPoint
12 11 (0.73%) Nintex
13 10 (0.66%) McAfee
14 9 (0.59%) Cisco
14 9 (0.59%) TOWER Software
15 6 (0.40%) Apple
15 6 (0.40%) Minitab