The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Validation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
UK
Rank 310 319 286
Rank change year-on-year +9 -33  
Permanent jobs citing Validation 835 1015 1167
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.98% 0.99% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 1.11% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 570 715 757
Median salary £45,000 £44,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.12% -6.31%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,550 £31,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - -11.11%  

Validation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 75650 91140 91950
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.04% 88.53% 87.02%
Number of salaries quoted 62160 75461 74357
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.01%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Validation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in the UK

Validation
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Validation.

Salary trend for Validation in the UK

Validation
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Validation over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Validation in the UK

Validation
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the UK over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +13 785 £45,000 - 122
London +54 302 £55,000 -4.34% 35
North West +62 123 £35,000 -2.77% 17
South East -71 97 £45,000 +12.50% 23
Manchester +57 96 £37,500 +2.73% 12
City of London +98 90 £60,000 - 9
South West -6 71 £37,500 -16.66% 10
East of England -14 67 £45,000 +9.75% 12
Oldham - 66 - - 7
Yorkshire +43 62 £40,000 - 10
West Midlands +11 50 £50,000 +17.64% 6
West Yorkshire +36 38 £40,750 -4.11% 5
Bristol +11 38 £37,500 -12.79% 4
Birmingham +6 34 £50,000 +17.64% 2
Berkshire +33 33 £45,000 -14.28% 6
Hertfordshire -10 29 £42,500 -5.55% 4
Cambridgeshire +20 25 £50,000 +14.57% 8
Wales +12 23 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Scotland +1 22 £41,250 -17.50% 4
Leeds +20 21 £37,500 +7.14% 3
Edinburgh +4 21 £42,500 -15.00% 3
Cambridge +7 20 £55,000 +26.02% 6
Hampshire -30 19 £42,500 +21.42% 4
Surrey +35 16 £50,000 +14.28% 5
South Yorkshire +15 16 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Reading +37 15 £45,000 -
Hatfield +27 15 £32,500 -53.57% 3
Lancashire +14 14 £27,250 -12.09%
South Wales +12 13 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Sheffield +15 10 £40,000 -5.88%

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Validation.

1 428 (25.03%) Degree
2 403 (23.57%) Finance
3 365 (21.35%) Agile Software Development
4 351 (20.53%) SQL
5 302 (17.66%) Analytical Skills
6 289 (16.90%) Microsoft
7 270 (15.79%) Project Management
8 237 (13.86%) Java
9 235 (13.74%) Software Engineering
10 233 (13.63%) C++
11 211 (12.34%) Linux
12 206 (12.05%) QA
13 189 (11.05%) MS Excel
14 188 (10.99%) C
15 184 (10.76%) HTML
16 181 (10.58%) SQL Server
17 176 (10.29%) Computer Science
18 171 (10.00%) Python
19 170 (9.94%) ITIL
20 166 (9.71%) JavaScript
21 163 (9.53%) Analytics
22 160 (9.36%) Windows
23 156 (9.12%) SDLC
24 151 (8.83%) Business Analysis
25 145 (8.48%) Security Cleared
26 138 (8.07%) .NET
27 129 (7.54%) CSS
28 128 (7.49%) Oracle
29 127 (7.43%) User Acceptance Testing
30 124 (7.25%) Test Scripting

Validation
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 43 (2.51%) IIS
2 35 (2.05%) SAS
3 33 (1.93%) CMS
3 33 (1.93%) Tomcat
4 31 (1.81%) SharePoint
5 26 (1.52%) Apache
6 23 (1.35%) WebSphere
7 21 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 16 (0.94%) MS Exchange
9 14 (0.82%) JBoss
9 14 (0.82%) WebLogic
10 13 (0.76%) Apache Spark
11 10 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
12 9 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 9 (0.53%) Confluence
13 6 (0.35%) Skype for Business
14 5 (0.29%) OpenStack
15 4 (0.23%) GlassFish
15 4 (0.23%) SugarCRM
16 3 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 189 (11.05%) MS Excel
2 95 (5.56%) MS Office
3 39 (2.28%) MS Visio
4 36 (2.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 26 (1.52%) SPSS
6 10 (0.58%) Simulink
7 9 (0.53%) MS Project
8 8 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.29%) SOLIDWORKS
10 4 (0.23%) Stata
11 3 (0.18%) GNU Octave
11 3 (0.18%) Stateflow
11 3 (0.18%) Windchill
12 2 (0.12%) Doxygen
12 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
12 2 (0.12%) Pro/ENGINEER
12 2 (0.12%) PTC Creo
12 2 (0.12%) Solid Edge
13 1 (0.058%) GIMP
13 1 (0.058%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 25 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.58%) SAP CRM
3 8 (0.47%) Northgate Housing
3 8 (0.47%) Orchard Housing
3 8 (0.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 8 (0.47%) SAP PM
4 7 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.35%) OpenText MBPM
6 5 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.29%) SAP CO
6 5 (0.29%) SAP FI
6 5 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
7 4 (0.23%) Oracle HRMS
8 3 (0.18%) assyst
8 3 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.18%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.18%) SAP R/3
8 3 (0.18%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 49 (2.87%) SaaS
2 32 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (1.70%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
5 18 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
6 16 (0.94%) Google Analytics
7 14 (0.82%) Force.com
7 14 (0.82%) Google Tag Manager
8 13 (0.76%) PaaS
9 12 (0.70%) IaaS
10 7 (0.41%) Office 365
11 6 (0.35%) GitHub
12 5 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.18%) Adobe Analytics
13 3 (0.18%) Mimecast
14 2 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.12%) Trello
15 1 (0.058%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 1 (0.058%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 1 (0.058%) FinancialForce.com
Communications & Networking
1 81 (4.74%) Firewall
2 68 (3.98%) LAN
3 67 (3.92%) WAN
4 59 (3.45%) DNS
5 57 (3.33%) TCP/IP
6 54 (3.16%) DHCP
7 45 (2.63%) Internet
8 44 (2.57%) Wireless
9 27 (1.58%) HTTP
10 26 (1.52%) Bluetooth
10 26 (1.52%) Ethernet
11 21 (1.23%) RS-232
12 20 (1.17%) RS-422
12 20 (1.17%) RS-485
12 20 (1.17%) ZigBee
13 19 (1.11%) Software-Defined Networking
14 18 (1.05%) Intranet
15 17 (0.99%) VPN
16 15 (0.88%) VoIP
16 15 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 181 (10.58%) SQL Server
2 90 (5.26%) MySQL
3 63 (3.68%) Relational Database
4 41 (2.40%) Big Data
5 39 (2.28%) Hadoop
6 38 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 37 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 31 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
9 27 (1.58%) BusinessObjects
10 25 (1.46%) Data Mining
10 25 (1.46%) Oracle Database
11 20 (1.17%) RDBMS
12 19 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
13 18 (1.05%) QlikView
14 15 (0.88%) GIS
14 15 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
15 14 (0.82%) NoSQL
15 14 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 12 (0.70%) KDB
16 12 (0.70%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 123 (7.19%) Selenium
2 84 (4.91%) Git (software)
3 82 (4.80%) JIRA
4 70 (4.09%) Cucumber
5 49 (2.87%) Visual Studio
6 43 (2.51%) Rational DOORS
7 40 (2.34%) Subversion
8 33 (1.93%) Jenkins
9 28 (1.64%) JUnit
10 24 (1.40%) Appium
11 19 (1.11%) LoadRunner
12 18 (1.05%) HP UFT
13 17 (0.99%) Ant
13 17 (0.99%) JMeter
14 16 (0.94%) Maven
14 16 (0.94%) TestNG
15 15 (0.88%) MSI
16 13 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 11 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
18 10 (0.58%) WebDriver
General
1 403 (23.57%) Finance
2 105 (6.14%) Banking
3 93 (5.44%) Electronics
4 87 (5.09%) Telecoms
5 82 (4.80%) Manufacturing
6 80 (4.68%) Marketing
7 60 (3.51%) Legal
8 45 (2.63%) Advertising
9 43 (2.51%) Retail
10 37 (2.16%) Pharmaceutical
11 34 (1.99%) Military
12 31 (1.81%) Aerospace
13 28 (1.64%) Financial Institution
14 27 (1.58%) Back Office
15 25 (1.46%) Automotive
16 22 (1.29%) Publishing
17 19 (1.11%) Front Office
17 19 (1.11%) Investment Banking
18 13 (0.76%) German Language
18 13 (0.76%) Law
Job Titles
1 381 (22.28%) Analyst
2 238 (13.92%) Developer
3 148 (8.65%) Business Analyst
4 119 (6.96%) Consultant
5 97 (5.67%) Software Engineer
6 92 (5.38%) Test Engineer
7 83 (4.85%) Architect
8 72 (4.21%) Systems Engineer
9 68 (3.98%) Embedded Engineer
10 61 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
11 47 (2.75%) Support Analyst
12 45 (2.63%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 43 (2.51%) Network Engineer
14 42 (2.46%) Integration Engineer
15 40 (2.34%) Administrator
15 40 (2.34%) Data Analyst
15 40 (2.34%) QA Engineer
16 38 (2.22%) Solutions Architect
17 37 (2.16%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 32 (1.87%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 184 (10.76%) HTML
2 138 (8.07%) .NET
3 129 (7.54%) CSS
4 123 (7.19%) Web Services
5 92 (5.38%) XML
6 66 (3.86%) jQuery
7 62 (3.63%) JSON
8 55 (3.22%) AngularJS
9 49 (2.87%) SOAP
10 45 (2.63%) ASP.NET
10 45 (2.63%) REST
11 42 (2.46%) HTML5
12 37 (2.16%) Node.js
12 37 (2.16%) Spring
13 36 (2.11%) ASP.NET MVC
14 33 (1.93%) CSS3
14 33 (1.93%) RESTful
15 32 (1.87%) J2EE
16 25 (1.46%) Middleware
17 24 (1.40%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 302 (17.66%) Analytical Skills
2 176 (10.29%) Computer Science
3 112 (6.55%) Management Information System
4 93 (5.44%) User Experience
5 79 (4.62%) Data Centre
6 64 (3.74%) Algorithms
7 43 (2.51%) Mobile App
8 38 (2.22%) Fintech
9 30 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
10 22 (1.29%) Credit Risk
11 21 (1.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 21 (1.23%) Life Science
12 20 (1.17%) Home Automation
13 19 (1.11%) Virtual Team
14 18 (1.05%) Wiki
15 17 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 16 (0.94%) Social Media
17 15 (0.88%) Data Structures
17 15 (0.88%) Device Driver
17 15 (0.88%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 211 (12.34%) Linux
2 160 (9.36%) Windows
3 72 (4.21%) Unix
4 71 (4.15%) Windows Server
5 37 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 35 (2.05%) Embedded Linux
7 20 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (0.82%) Windows 7
8 14 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (0.58%) Android
10 10 (0.58%) Windows 10
11 9 (0.53%) Windows Vista
12 5 (0.29%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.23%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.18%) Solaris
15 2 (0.12%) AIX
15 2 (0.12%) VMS
15 2 (0.12%) VxWorks
15 2 (0.12%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 365 (21.35%) Agile Software Development
2 270 (15.79%) Project Management
3 235 (13.74%) Software Engineering
4 170 (9.94%) ITIL
5 163 (9.53%) Analytics
6 156 (9.12%) SDLC
7 151 (8.83%) Business Analysis
8 127 (7.43%) User Acceptance Testing
9 124 (7.25%) Test Scripting
10 116 (6.78%) Test Strategy
11 113 (6.61%) CRM
12 112 (6.55%) Scrum
13 108 (6.32%) Continuous Integration
13 108 (6.32%) Mathematics
14 103 (6.02%) Continuous Improvement
15 102 (5.96%) Software Testing
16 97 (5.67%) Stakeholder Management
17 96 (5.61%) Data Validation
18 92 (5.38%) Service Delivery
19 84 (4.91%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 351 (20.53%) SQL
2 237 (13.86%) Java
3 233 (13.63%) C++
4 188 (10.99%) C
5 171 (10.00%) Python
6 166 (9.71%) JavaScript
7 122 (7.13%) C#
8 90 (5.26%) PHP
9 77 (4.50%) Embedded C
10 57 (3.33%) Perl
11 46 (2.69%) Embedded C++
12 45 (2.63%) MATLAB
12 45 (2.63%) R
13 38 (2.22%) VBA
14 34 (1.99%) VB
15 32 (1.87%) Bash Shell
15 32 (1.87%) T-SQL
16 30 (1.75%) Ruby
17 20 (1.17%) Apex Code
17 20 (1.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 428 (25.03%) Degree
2 145 (8.48%) Security Cleared
3 74 (4.33%) SC Cleared
4 66 (3.86%) Cisco Certification
4 66 (3.86%) DV Cleared
4 66 (3.86%) ISEB
5 49 (2.87%) CCNP
5 49 (2.87%) PhD
6 48 (2.81%) ITIL Certification
7 44 (2.57%) ISTQB
8 27 (1.58%) CISSP
9 24 (1.40%) HND
10 23 (1.35%) CCIE
10 23 (1.35%) HNC
11 19 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
12 17 (0.99%) SANS
13 15 (0.88%) CCNA
14 14 (0.82%) JNCIA
15 13 (0.76%) CEH
15 13 (0.76%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 206 (12.05%) QA
2 80 (4.68%) SLA
3 58 (3.39%) Data Quality
4 27 (1.58%) MiFID
5 23 (1.35%) EMIR
6 22 (1.29%) PMO
7 15 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 14 (0.82%) GAMP
9 10 (0.58%) PCI DSS
10 9 (0.53%) Dodd-Frank
11 8 (0.47%) MISRA
11 8 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 7 (0.41%) GxP
12 7 (0.41%) ISO 9001
12 7 (0.41%) ISO13485
13 6 (0.35%) GDPR
13 6 (0.35%) IEC 61508
14 5 (0.29%) MISRA C
15 4 (0.23%) GMP
15 4 (0.23%) PMBOK
System Software
1 82 (4.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 80 (4.68%) Active Directory
3 72 (4.21%) Firmware
4 61 (3.57%) Hyper-V
5 22 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
6 20 (1.17%) vSphere
7 13 (0.76%) XenApp
8 12 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (0.35%) vCloud
10 5 (0.29%) Terminal Services
10 5 (0.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 4 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.18%) Docker
12 3 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 2 (0.12%) HDFS
13 2 (0.12%) KVM
13 2 (0.12%) Sendmail
13 2 (0.12%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 29 (1.70%) HP Quality Center
2 23 (1.35%) SCCM
3 19 (1.11%) Puppet
4 17 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (0.70%) EdgeSight
6 11 (0.64%) Endace
7 8 (0.47%) Ansible
7 8 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 7 (0.41%) SCOM
9 5 (0.29%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 4 (0.23%) BladeLogic
10 4 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (0.18%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
11 3 (0.18%) Nessus
11 3 (0.18%) RSA Archer
12 2 (0.12%) Nagios
12 2 (0.12%) Oracle ZFS
12 2 (0.12%) SmoothWall
13 1 (0.058%) Tivoli
13 1 (0.058%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 289 (16.90%) Microsoft
2 128 (7.49%) Oracle
3 102 (5.96%) Cisco
4 86 (5.03%) VMware
5 71 (4.15%) Juniper
6 66 (3.86%) Salesforce.com
7 62 (3.63%) SAP
8 51 (2.98%) IBM
9 49 (2.87%) HP
10 33 (1.93%) Google
11 29 (1.70%) Citrix
12 24 (1.40%) hybris
12 24 (1.40%) Tableau
13 21 (1.23%) Atlassian
14 18 (1.05%) Red Hat
15 17 (0.99%) F5
16 13 (0.76%) EMC
17 12 (0.70%) CheckPoint
17 12 (0.70%) Cognizant
17 12 (0.70%) Cognos
Kent
Aesica Pharmaceuticals
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55000 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Destinology Ltd
Salary: From £9,999 to £99,999 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
East London
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,500 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £30000 - £48000 per annum + bonus +Full bens
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol Area
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Flexible hours, generous pension,
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum + Bonus & excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + PERKS
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Computershare Investor Services
Salary: From £20,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
SoCode Limited
Salary: Market related
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FPSG Connect
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: £30,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Best Practice Talent Solutions
Salary: From £55,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Highams
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
SoCode Limited
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + Attractive Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Executive Resource Group
Salary: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Computershare Investor Services
Posted: 4 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Erin Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum + Bonus & excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Social events, development opportu
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
CGI
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Fleet, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: 5% Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Searchability
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago