Period
to 12 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Validation Engineer was £46,250 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 12 April 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation Engineer
UK
6 months to
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 820 996 1111
Rank change year-on-year +176 +115 +67
Permanent jobs requiring a Validation Engineer 29 9 1
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.008% 0.001%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.008% 0.001%
Number of salaries quoted 10 7 0
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £46,250 £40,000 -
Median % change year-on-year +15.63% - -
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,250 £40,000 -
% change year-on-year +15.63% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 76,883 108,263 142,970
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.16% 95.37% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 60,550 87,903 115,257
10th Percentile £31,500 £29,750 £28,500
25th Percentile £40,625 £37,500 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

Validation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Validation Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Validation Engineer in the UK

Validation Engineer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Validation Engineer.

Salary trend for Validation Engineer in the UK

Validation Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Validation Engineer over the 6 months to 12 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Validation Engineer in the UK

Validation Engineer
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 12 April 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
England +154 29 £46,250 +42.31% 16
UK excluding London +122 28 £46,250 +15.63% 18
North of England - 22 £41,000 - 3
Yorkshire - 19 £37,000 - 2
South East +84 3 £48,000 - 3
East of England +52 2 £43,750 +34.62% 6
North East - 2 £43,500 -
North West - 1 £42,500 - 1
South West - 1 £47,500 - 3

Validation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 April 2021, Validation Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Validation Engineer in the job title.

1 29 (100.00%) Validation
2 19 (65.52%) Python
3 18 (62.07%) C++
3 18 (62.07%) Wireless
3 18 (62.07%) Telecoms
3 18 (62.07%) Test Automation
4 17 (58.62%) Wireshark
4 17 (58.62%) Computer Science
4 17 (58.62%) Integration Testing
4 17 (58.62%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (58.62%) STUN
4 17 (58.62%) XMPP
4 17 (58.62%) Software Testing
4 17 (58.62%) Wi-Fi
4 17 (58.62%) 802.11
4 17 (58.62%) C
4 17 (58.62%) Broadband
4 17 (58.62%) Ethernet
4 17 (58.62%) HTTP
4 17 (58.62%) TCP/IP
4 17 (58.62%) HTTPS
4 17 (58.62%) Kibana
4 17 (58.62%) Graylog
4 17 (58.62%) MQTT
4 17 (58.62%) 802.1X
4 17 (58.62%) Performance Measurement
5 6 (20.69%) Manufacturing
6 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (13.79%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (13.79%) Aerospace

Validation Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Basecamp
1 2 (6.90%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 18 (62.07%) Wireless
2 17 (58.62%) 802.11
2 17 (58.62%) Broadband
2 17 (58.62%) Ethernet
2 17 (58.62%) HTTP
2 17 (58.62%) HTTPS
2 17 (58.62%) MQTT
2 17 (58.62%) STUN
2 17 (58.62%) TCP/IP
2 17 (58.62%) Wi-Fi
2 17 (58.62%) Wireshark
3 1 (3.45%) 2G
3 1 (3.45%) 3G
3 1 (3.45%) 4G
3 1 (3.45%) 5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) JIRA
1 2 (6.90%) TestRail
2 1 (3.45%) CANoe
General
1 18 (62.07%) Telecoms
2 6 (20.69%) Manufacturing
3 4 (13.79%) Aerospace
3 4 (13.79%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.45%) Automotive
4 1 (3.45%) Law
4 1 (3.45%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (58.62%) 802.1X
1 17 (58.62%) XMPP
2 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (13.79%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.45%) CAN bus
4 1 (3.45%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (100.00%) Validation
2 18 (62.07%) Test Automation
3 17 (58.62%) Computer Science
3 17 (58.62%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (58.62%) Integration Testing
3 17 (58.62%) Performance Measurement
3 17 (58.62%) Software Testing
4 3 (10.34%) QMS
4 3 (10.34%) Quality Management
5 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (6.90%) Issue Tracking
5 2 (6.90%) Logistics
5 2 (6.90%) Project Management
5 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
5 2 (6.90%) System Testing
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Leadership
6 1 (3.45%) Active Listening
6 1 (3.45%) Black-Box Testing
6 1 (3.45%) Change Control
6 1 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (65.52%) Python
2 18 (62.07%) C++
3 17 (58.62%) C
4 1 (3.45%) C#
4 1 (3.45%) Java
4 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 3 (10.34%) GAMP
2 3 (10.34%) GMP
2 3 (10.34%) GxP
2 3 (10.34%) QA
3 1 (3.45%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Docker
1 1 (3.45%) KVM
Systems Management
1 17 (58.62%) Graylog
1 17 (58.62%) Kibana
2 1 (3.45%) Grafana
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) Minitab