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 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
UK
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 317 321 294
Rank change year-on-year +4 -27  
Permanent jobs citing Validation 834 1071 1252
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.97% 1.03% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 1.16% 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 599 761 819
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - -5.55%  

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 76628 92534 98045
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.33% 88.74% 87.11%
Number of salaries quoted 62957 76844 79256
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
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 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 April 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 April 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 -6 780 £47,000 +4.44% 114
London +43 334 £57,500 +4.54% 48
South East -63 95 £45,000 +12.50% 23
North West +30 93 £35,000 -2.77% 7
City of London +85 86 £59,000 +22.91% 7
South West -5 75 £40,000 -11.11% 11
East of England -45 67 £45,000 +8.43% 7
Manchester +24 66 £32,000 +42.22% 3
Yorkshire +39 50 £40,000 -5.88% 5
West Midlands +12 48 £45,000 +5.88% 9
Oldham - 37 - -
Birmingham +19 36 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Bristol -1 36 £37,500 -11.76% 5
Berkshire +30 31 £45,000 - 3
Hertfordshire -20 30 £42,500 - 2
Wales +30 29 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Cambridgeshire +3 26 £55,000 +39.72% 3
Scotland -2 26 £45,000 -10.00% 7
Edinburgh +22 25 £48,750 -7.14% 5
West Yorkshire +28 24 £42,500 -10.52% 4
Cambridge -2 23 £55,000 +39.72% 2
Surrey +44 17 £45,000 - 3
South Yorkshire +12 17 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Hampshire -29 17 £39,000 +11.42% 4
South Wales +17 14 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Reading +23 13 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Hatfield +21 13 £38,000 -24.00% 2
Cheshire -3 13 £35,000 -17.64% 2
Cornwall +6 12 £43,000 +1.17%
Mid Wales -8 12 £43,000 +1.17%

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 408 (25.26%) Degree
2 382 (23.65%) Finance
3 317 (19.63%) Agile Software Development
4 299 (18.51%) Analytical Skills
5 294 (18.20%) SQL
6 259 (16.04%) Microsoft
7 254 (15.73%) Project Management
8 229 (14.18%) Software Engineering
9 222 (13.75%) C++
10 218 (13.50%) Java
11 198 (12.26%) QA
12 184 (11.39%) C
13 183 (11.33%) Linux
14 179 (11.08%) Computer Science
15 177 (10.96%) HTML
16 159 (9.85%) SQL Server
17 157 (9.72%) JavaScript
18 154 (9.54%) ITIL
19 151 (9.35%) Python
20 147 (9.10%) Windows
21 146 (9.04%) Business Analysis
21 146 (9.04%) SDLC
22 132 (8.17%) Analytics
23 124 (7.68%) .NET
24 122 (7.55%) Oracle
25 121 (7.49%) CSS
26 117 (7.24%) Web Services
26 117 (7.24%) User Acceptance Testing
27 116 (7.18%) CRM
27 116 (7.18%) Security Cleared

Validation
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:

Application Platforms
1 41 (2.54%) Tomcat
2 35 (2.17%) CMS
3 34 (2.11%) IIS
4 31 (1.92%) SAS
5 29 (1.80%) Apache
6 24 (1.49%) SharePoint
7 20 (1.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 16 (0.99%) Apache Spark
9 15 (0.93%) WebLogic
10 14 (0.87%) JBoss
11 13 (0.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 13 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
11 13 (0.80%) MS Exchange
12 8 (0.50%) Confluence
13 7 (0.43%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.37%) OpenStack
15 5 (0.31%) Drupal
15 5 (0.31%) Skype for Business
16 4 (0.25%) GlassFish
16 4 (0.25%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 98 (6.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 94 (5.82%) Microsoft Office
3 41 (2.54%) MS Visio
4 33 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 18 (1.11%) SPSS
6 10 (0.62%) Simulink
6 10 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
8 5 (0.31%) Doxygen
8 5 (0.31%) SOLIDWORKS
9 3 (0.19%) GNU Octave
9 3 (0.19%) Stateflow
9 3 (0.19%) Windchill
10 2 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.12%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 2 (0.12%) PTC Creo
10 2 (0.12%) Solid Edge
10 2 (0.12%) Stata
11 1 (0.062%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 27 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.62%) Northgate Housing
3 9 (0.56%) SAP CRM
4 8 (0.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 8 (0.50%) Orchard Housing
4 8 (0.50%) SAP PM
5 7 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 6 (0.37%) OpenText MBPM
6 6 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.37%) Oracle HRMS
7 5 (0.31%) Eloqua
8 4 (0.25%) Oracle Retail
9 3 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (0.19%) Visualfiles
10 2 (0.12%) SAP CO
10 2 (0.12%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 53 (3.28%) SaaS
2 31 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (1.73%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
5 17 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
6 16 (0.99%) Google Analytics
7 15 (0.93%) PaaS
8 14 (0.87%) Google Tag Manager
9 10 (0.62%) GitHub
9 10 (0.62%) IaaS
10 9 (0.56%) Force.com
11 6 (0.37%) Adobe Analytics
11 6 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.25%) Office 365
12 4 (0.25%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
14 1 (0.062%) Amazon EC2
14 1 (0.062%) Amazon S3
14 1 (0.062%) Trello
14 1 (0.062%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 79 (4.89%) Firewall
2 72 (4.46%) LAN
3 67 (4.15%) WAN
4 56 (3.47%) DNS
5 54 (3.34%) DHCP
5 54 (3.34%) TCP/IP
6 49 (3.03%) Wireless
7 41 (2.54%) Internet
8 33 (2.04%) HTTP
9 31 (1.92%) Ethernet
10 30 (1.86%) Bluetooth
11 25 (1.55%) RS-232
12 24 (1.49%) RS-485
12 24 (1.49%) ZigBee
13 23 (1.42%) RS-422
13 23 (1.42%) Software-Defined Networking
14 19 (1.18%) VoIP
15 17 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
16 14 (0.87%) VPN
16 14 (0.87%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (9.85%) SQL Server
2 93 (5.76%) MySQL
3 56 (3.47%) Relational Database
4 39 (2.41%) Big Data
5 38 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 37 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 31 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
8 29 (1.80%) Hadoop
9 28 (1.73%) BusinessObjects
10 24 (1.49%) Data Mining
10 24 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
11 19 (1.18%) Oracle Database
11 19 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
12 17 (1.05%) QlikView
13 15 (0.93%) RDBMS
14 13 (0.80%) KDB
14 13 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
15 12 (0.74%) Kdb+
15 12 (0.74%) NoSQL
15 12 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 109 (6.75%) Selenium
2 83 (5.14%) Git (software)
3 66 (4.09%) JIRA
4 54 (3.34%) Cucumber
4 54 (3.34%) Visual Studio
5 45 (2.79%) Subversion
6 36 (2.23%) Jenkins
7 35 (2.17%) Rational DOORS
8 26 (1.61%) Appium
8 26 (1.61%) JUnit
9 19 (1.18%) Ant
9 19 (1.18%) LoadRunner
9 19 (1.18%) Maven
10 16 (0.99%) JMeter
10 16 (0.99%) MSI
10 16 (0.99%) TestNG
11 13 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 12 (0.74%) Eclipse
13 11 (0.68%) HP UFT
13 11 (0.68%) NUnit
General
1 382 (23.65%) Finance
2 98 (6.07%) Electronics
3 93 (5.76%) Manufacturing
4 81 (5.02%) Banking
4 81 (5.02%) Telecoms
5 78 (4.83%) Marketing
6 61 (3.78%) Legal
7 38 (2.35%) Advertising
7 38 (2.35%) Retail
8 36 (2.23%) Pharmaceutical
9 33 (2.04%) Aerospace
10 30 (1.86%) Military
11 26 (1.61%) Back Office
11 26 (1.61%) Financial Institution
12 25 (1.55%) Automotive
13 23 (1.42%) Publishing
14 20 (1.24%) Front Office
15 15 (0.93%) Law
16 12 (0.74%) French Language
17 11 (0.68%) Billing
Job Titles
1 349 (21.61%) Analyst
2 234 (14.49%) Developer
3 139 (8.61%) Business Analyst
4 107 (6.63%) Consultant
5 100 (6.19%) Software Engineer
6 77 (4.77%) Architect
6 77 (4.77%) Test Engineer
7 71 (4.40%) Embedded Engineer
8 63 (3.90%) Systems Engineer
9 61 (3.78%) Senior Analyst
10 48 (2.97%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 46 (2.85%) Administrator
12 44 (2.72%) QA Engineer
13 41 (2.54%) Data Analyst
13 41 (2.54%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 41 (2.54%) Network Engineer
14 39 (2.41%) Solutions Architect
15 37 (2.29%) Java Engineer
16 35 (2.17%) Support Analyst
17 29 (1.80%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (10.96%) HTML
2 124 (7.68%) .NET
3 121 (7.49%) CSS
4 117 (7.24%) Web Services
5 84 (5.20%) XML
6 68 (4.21%) jQuery
7 66 (4.09%) JSON
8 54 (3.34%) SOAP
9 52 (3.22%) REST
10 50 (3.10%) AngularJS
11 44 (2.72%) HTML5
12 42 (2.60%) ASP.NET
13 38 (2.35%) CSS3
14 36 (2.23%) Node.js
15 34 (2.11%) ASP.NET MVC
16 33 (2.04%) J2EE
17 32 (1.98%) RESTful
18 31 (1.92%) Spring
19 30 (1.86%) Middleware
20 26 (1.61%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 299 (18.51%) Analytical Skills
2 179 (11.08%) Computer Science
3 111 (6.87%) Management Information System
4 98 (6.07%) User Experience
5 74 (4.58%) Data Centre
6 61 (3.78%) Algorithms
7 48 (2.97%) Greenfield Project
8 42 (2.60%) Mobile App
9 33 (2.04%) Fintech
10 30 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
11 26 (1.61%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 23 (1.42%) Credit Risk
12 23 (1.42%) Home Automation
13 21 (1.30%) Life Science
14 18 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 18 (1.11%) Virtual Team
15 17 (1.05%) Device Driver
16 16 (0.99%) Data Structures
16 16 (0.99%) Market Risk
16 16 (0.99%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 183 (11.33%) Linux
2 147 (9.10%) Windows
3 67 (4.15%) Windows Server
4 65 (4.02%) Unix
5 35 (2.17%) Embedded Linux
6 24 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (0.80%) Android
10 12 (0.74%) Windows 7
11 11 (0.68%) Windows 10
12 9 (0.56%) Windows Vista
13 6 (0.37%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.19%) AIX
15 3 (0.19%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.12%) Solaris
16 2 (0.12%) VxWorks
16 2 (0.12%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 2 (0.12%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 317 (19.63%) Agile Software Development
2 254 (15.73%) Project Management
3 229 (14.18%) Software Engineering
4 154 (9.54%) ITIL
5 146 (9.04%) Business Analysis
5 146 (9.04%) SDLC
6 132 (8.17%) Analytics
7 117 (7.24%) User Acceptance Testing
8 116 (7.18%) CRM
9 107 (6.63%) Scrum
10 105 (6.50%) Continuous Improvement
10 105 (6.50%) Mathematics
11 103 (6.38%) Test Scripting
12 99 (6.13%) Test Strategy
13 91 (5.63%) Stakeholder Management
14 88 (5.45%) Continuous Integration
15 80 (4.95%) Data Analysis
15 80 (4.95%) Service Delivery
16 79 (4.89%) Software Testing
17 77 (4.77%) Data Validation
Programming Languages
1 294 (18.20%) SQL
2 222 (13.75%) C++
3 218 (13.50%) Java
4 184 (11.39%) C
5 157 (9.72%) JavaScript
6 151 (9.35%) Python
7 114 (7.06%) C#
8 91 (5.63%) PHP
9 80 (4.95%) Embedded C
10 51 (3.16%) Perl
11 50 (3.10%) Embedded C++
12 46 (2.85%) R
13 42 (2.60%) MATLAB
14 31 (1.92%) T-SQL
15 30 (1.86%) VB
16 29 (1.80%) Bash Shell
16 29 (1.80%) Ruby
16 29 (1.80%) VBA
17 23 (1.42%) ANSI C
18 22 (1.36%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 408 (25.26%) Degree
2 116 (7.18%) Security Cleared
3 69 (4.27%) Cisco Certification
4 60 (3.72%) SC Cleared
5 54 (3.34%) ISEB
6 53 (3.28%) CCNP
7 48 (2.97%) PhD
8 42 (2.60%) DV Cleared
8 42 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
9 37 (2.29%) ISTQB
10 27 (1.67%) CCIE
11 24 (1.49%) HND
12 22 (1.36%) CISSP
12 22 (1.36%) HNC
13 15 (0.93%) SANS
14 14 (0.87%) Postgraduate
15 12 (0.74%) CCDP
15 12 (0.74%) CCNA
15 12 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
16 11 (0.68%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 198 (12.26%) QA
2 76 (4.71%) SLA
3 59 (3.65%) Data Quality
4 28 (1.73%) MiFID
5 21 (1.30%) EMIR
6 20 (1.24%) PMO
7 12 (0.74%) Dodd-Frank
8 11 (0.68%) GAMP
9 9 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 9 (0.56%) MISRA
10 7 (0.43%) IEC 61508
10 7 (0.43%) ISO 9001
10 7 (0.43%) ISO13485
11 6 (0.37%) DO-254
11 6 (0.37%) GxP
12 5 (0.31%) GMP
12 5 (0.31%) MISRA C
12 5 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 4 (0.25%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 4 (0.25%) RMADS
System Software
1 79 (4.89%) Firmware
2 73 (4.52%) Active Directory
3 57 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 46 (2.85%) Hyper-V
5 18 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
7 11 (0.68%) XenApp
8 10 (0.62%) vSphere
9 6 (0.37%) HDFS
10 5 (0.31%) Docker
11 4 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 4 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.19%) Sendmail
12 3 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.12%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.12%) RACF
14 1 (0.062%) NFS
14 1 (0.062%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.062%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 29 (1.80%) HP Quality Center
2 25 (1.55%) SCCM
3 24 (1.49%) Puppet
4 18 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (0.62%) EdgeSight
6 9 (0.56%) Endace
7 7 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 6 (0.37%) Ansible
9 4 (0.25%) BladeLogic
9 4 (0.25%) Kubernetes
9 4 (0.25%) SCOM
9 4 (0.25%) ZABBIX
10 3 (0.19%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 3 (0.19%) Nessus
10 3 (0.19%) RSA Archer
11 2 (0.12%) Nagios
11 2 (0.12%) Oozie
11 2 (0.12%) SELinux
11 2 (0.12%) SmoothWall
11 2 (0.12%) zSecure
Vendors
1 259 (16.04%) Microsoft
2 122 (7.55%) Oracle
3 90 (5.57%) Cisco
4 72 (4.46%) Salesforce.com
5 64 (3.96%) Juniper
6 61 (3.78%) VMware
7 54 (3.34%) SAP
8 40 (2.48%) HP
8 40 (2.48%) IBM
9 33 (2.04%) Google
10 28 (1.73%) hybris
11 26 (1.61%) Tableau
12 25 (1.55%) Citrix
13 18 (1.11%) Cognos
14 17 (1.05%) Atlassian
15 15 (0.93%) Adobe
15 15 (0.93%) EMC
16 14 (0.87%) Aruba
17 13 (0.80%) CheckPoint
17 13 (0.80%) Red Hat
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + PERKS
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bury, Lancashire
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: Salary £45,046
Posted: 4 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Computershare Investor Services
Salary: From £20,000 to £35,000 per annum + 25 Days Holiday + Share Plan
Posted: 3 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Computershare Investor Services
Salary: From £20,000 to £28,000 per annum + 25 Days Holiday + Share Plan
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Searchability
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Churchill Frank
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Software Personnel International Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Pension, Life Assurance
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Leidos
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 - £63000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
I3
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Erin Associates
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus +Full bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
The Coventry Building Society
Salary: £33,495 - 50,242 per year
Posted: 5 days ago
London
DeSantis Arin Recruitment
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + generous bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Lewes, East Sussex
Technical Futures
Salary: From £48,000 to £54,000 per annum Dep on Experience
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Michael Page International
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
FT Select
Salary: From £20,000 to £24,000 per annum + company benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
Certus Recruitment Group
Salary: 30-40k Salary + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Third Republic Ltd
Salary: From £80,000 to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago