Period
to 22 October 2017

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 6 months to 22 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 315 316 343
Rank change year-on-year +1 +27 -28
Permanent jobs citing Validation 1838 1930 2060
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.05% 1.02% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 1.14% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1339 1450 1382
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £29,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £73,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,250 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.47% - -

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 156751 169256 193744
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.94% 89.24% 88.61%
Number of salaries quoted 123378 140808 159309
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,354 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.01% - +6.25%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Validation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 22 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Validation in the UK

Validation
Top 16 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 6 months to 22 October 2017. 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 +4 1720 £50,000 +5.26% 137
UK excluding London -1 1074 £45,250 +6.47% 99
London +31 724 £58,000 +5.45% 48
North of England +38 270 £46,500 +24.00% 26
South East -47 256 £51,500 +14.44% 24
East of England +10 167 £42,500 -5.56% 9
North West +42 165 £45,250 +33.09% 18
Midlands +5 164 £47,500 +18.75% 13
West Midlands +23 139 £47,500 +26.67% 9
South West +14 134 £37,500 +7.14% 17
Yorkshire -13 73 £45,000 +5.88% 7
Scotland -22 59 £57,500 +27.78% 9
North East +42 32 £60,000 +122.22% 1
East Midlands +7 26 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Wales -18 17 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Northern Ireland -25 9 £55,000 +111.54%

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 534 (29.05%) Agile Software Development
2 402 (21.87%) Finance
3 383 (20.84%) Degree
4 344 (18.72%) SQL
5 303 (16.49%) Java
6 289 (15.72%) Software Engineering
7 287 (15.61%) Test Automation
8 267 (14.53%) Analytical Skills
9 256 (13.93%) Microsoft
10 243 (13.22%) QA
11 210 (11.43%) Scrum
12 208 (11.32%) Linux
13 200 (10.88%) Oracle
14 189 (10.28%) SQL Server
15 185 (10.07%) Computer Science
16 181 (9.85%) C
17 180 (9.79%) Security Cleared
18 179 (9.74%) Project Management
19 174 (9.47%) Windows
20 169 (9.19%) Business Analysis
21 165 (8.98%) C#
22 155 (8.43%) JavaScript
23 154 (8.38%) Analytics
24 151 (8.22%) SDLC
25 150 (8.16%) C++
26 148 (8.05%) Python
27 145 (7.89%) Selenium
28 144 (7.83%) VMware
29 142 (7.73%) Risk Management
29 142 (7.73%) DevOps

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 89 (4.84%) Tomcat
2 66 (3.59%) SAS
3 61 (3.32%) WebLogic
4 53 (2.88%) IIS
5 51 (2.77%) Apache
6 50 (2.72%) Confluence
6 50 (2.72%) Documentum
7 42 (2.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 37 (2.01%) WebSphere
9 34 (1.85%) CMS
10 28 (1.52%) JBoss
11 22 (1.20%) Apache Geronimo
11 22 (1.20%) WildFly
12 17 (0.92%) SharePoint
13 13 (0.71%) Apache Spark
14 12 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
15 11 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
16 10 (0.54%) OpenStack
17 8 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
18 6 (0.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 134 (7.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 102 (5.55%) Microsoft Office
3 55 (2.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 25 (1.36%) Microsoft Project
5 23 (1.25%) Simulink
6 17 (0.92%) MS Visio
7 9 (0.49%) SOLIDWORKS
8 6 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 6 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.27%) Photoshop
9 5 (0.27%) SPSS
10 3 (0.16%) CPLEX
10 3 (0.16%) GNU Octave
10 3 (0.16%) InVision
11 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.11%) CATIA
12 1 (0.054%) Mathcad
12 1 (0.054%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.054%) Siemens NX
12 1 (0.054%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 27 (1.47%) Oracle BPM
2 25 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
5 10 (0.54%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 9 (0.49%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 9 (0.49%) Northgate Housing
6 9 (0.49%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 7 (0.38%) Markit EDM
8 4 (0.22%) Endur
9 3 (0.16%) SessionCam
10 2 (0.11%) Cerner Millennium
10 2 (0.11%) OpenText MBPM
10 2 (0.11%) ReMetrica
10 2 (0.11%) SAP HCM
10 2 (0.11%) SAP SD
10 2 (0.11%) Teamcenter
11 1 (0.054%) Eagle PACE
11 1 (0.054%) Magento
11 1 (0.054%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 138 (7.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 120 (6.53%) Amazon AWS
3 41 (2.23%) Google Cloud Platform
4 32 (1.74%) GitHub
5 29 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
6 21 (1.14%) SaaS
7 15 (0.82%) IaaS
8 14 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
9 12 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
9 12 (0.65%) Office 365
9 12 (0.65%) PaaS
10 9 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
11 8 (0.44%) Amazon S3
11 8 (0.44%) BlazeMeter
12 7 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
13 6 (0.33%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 5 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
14 5 (0.27%) Force.com
14 5 (0.27%) Google Analytics
15 2 (0.11%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 72 (3.92%) Firewall
2 60 (3.26%) Internet
3 52 (2.83%) DNS
4 45 (2.45%) VoIP
5 35 (1.90%) LAN
6 34 (1.85%) TCP/IP
7 30 (1.63%) Cisco ASA
8 29 (1.58%) SAN
9 28 (1.52%) HTTP
10 26 (1.41%) Wireless
11 25 (1.36%) WAN
12 23 (1.25%) FTP
12 23 (1.25%) Network Security
13 22 (1.20%) BGP
13 22 (1.20%) DHCP
14 21 (1.14%) EIGRP
14 21 (1.14%) Ethernet
14 21 (1.14%) SMTP
15 20 (1.09%) HTTPS
16 18 (0.98%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (10.28%) SQL Server
2 110 (5.98%) Relational Database
3 82 (4.46%) MySQL
4 69 (3.75%) Big Data
5 59 (3.21%) Data Warehouse
6 52 (2.83%) Oracle Database
6 52 (2.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 50 (2.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 45 (2.45%) Hadoop
9 36 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
10 28 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
11 27 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 26 (1.41%) Data Mining
12 26 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
13 24 (1.31%) Oracle Database 10g
13 24 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
14 23 (1.25%) QlikView
15 18 (0.98%) Oracle Database 12c
15 18 (0.98%) RDBMS
16 16 (0.87%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 145 (7.89%) Selenium
2 132 (7.18%) Git (software)
3 112 (6.09%) JIRA
4 108 (5.88%) Jenkins
5 75 (4.08%) Maven
6 54 (2.94%) Subversion
7 53 (2.88%) Cucumber
8 41 (2.23%) JUnit
9 39 (2.12%) Team Foundation Server
10 34 (1.85%) Zephyr
11 33 (1.80%) Visual Studio
12 29 (1.58%) Mercurial
13 28 (1.52%) TestNG
14 25 (1.36%) WebDriver
15 24 (1.31%) SoapUI
16 21 (1.14%) Rational DOORS
17 18 (0.98%) Ant
17 18 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 18 (0.98%) Grunt
18 17 (0.92%) Jasmine
General
1 402 (21.87%) Finance
2 132 (7.18%) Banking
3 103 (5.60%) Retail
4 90 (4.90%) Manufacturing
5 85 (4.62%) Electronics
6 82 (4.46%) Telecoms
7 77 (4.19%) Marketing
8 76 (4.13%) Legal
9 62 (3.37%) Investment Banking
10 35 (1.90%) Retail Banking
11 34 (1.85%) Front Office
12 31 (1.69%) Military
13 30 (1.63%) Back Office
13 30 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
14 23 (1.25%) Games
15 22 (1.20%) Billing
16 21 (1.14%) Automotive
16 21 (1.14%) Law
17 20 (1.09%) German Language
18 15 (0.82%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 374 (20.35%) Analyst
2 298 (16.21%) Developer
3 165 (8.98%) Architect
4 135 (7.34%) Business Analyst
5 93 (5.06%) Consultant
6 87 (4.73%) Software Engineer
7 80 (4.35%) Tester
8 73 (3.97%) Systems Engineer
9 64 (3.48%) Java Developer
10 53 (2.88%) Administrator
10 53 (2.88%) Senior Developer
11 49 (2.67%) Software Developer
12 47 (2.56%) Data Analyst
13 46 (2.50%) Test Analyst
14 44 (2.39%) Test Engineer
15 43 (2.34%) SQL Developer
16 42 (2.29%) Senior Analyst
17 38 (2.07%) Java Engineer
18 37 (2.01%) Automation Tester
19 36 (1.96%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (7.56%) HTML
2 134 (7.29%) Web Services
3 132 (7.18%) REST
4 115 (6.26%) Spring
5 112 (6.09%) SOAP
6 111 (6.04%) .NET
7 103 (5.60%) CSS
8 87 (4.73%) HTML5
8 87 (4.73%) Middleware
9 68 (3.70%) jQuery
10 64 (3.48%) XML
11 62 (3.37%) Hibernate
12 59 (3.21%) AngularJS
13 54 (2.94%) J2EE
14 48 (2.61%) JSON
15 46 (2.50%) CSS3
16 29 (1.58%) ASP.NET
17 28 (1.52%) Oracle Fusion
18 26 (1.41%) JPA
19 25 (1.36%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 267 (14.53%) Analytical Skills
2 185 (10.07%) Computer Science
3 122 (6.64%) Management Information System
4 111 (6.04%) User Experience
5 78 (4.24%) Data Centre
6 73 (3.97%) Virtual Team
7 70 (3.81%) Mobile App
8 69 (3.75%) Enterprise Software
9 65 (3.54%) Algorithms
10 44 (2.39%) Embedded Systems
11 43 (2.34%) Life Science
12 42 (2.29%) Greenfield Project
13 33 (1.80%) Data Structures
14 30 (1.63%) Fintech
15 28 (1.52%) Credit Risk
16 24 (1.31%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 19 (1.03%) Public Cloud
18 17 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 14 (0.76%) EMC VNX
19 14 (0.76%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 208 (11.32%) Linux
2 174 (9.47%) Windows
3 66 (3.59%) Windows Server
4 65 (3.54%) Unix
5 62 (3.37%) Android
5 62 (3.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 59 (3.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (1.31%) Debian
8 19 (1.03%) Apple iOS
9 14 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (0.54%) Solaris
10 10 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (0.49%) Mac OS
12 8 (0.44%) Kali Linux
12 8 (0.44%) Windows XP
13 5 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (0.22%) AIX
14 4 (0.22%) VxWorks
14 4 (0.22%) Windows 10
15 3 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 534 (29.05%) Agile Software Development
2 289 (15.72%) Software Engineering
3 287 (15.61%) Test Automation
4 210 (11.43%) Scrum
5 179 (9.74%) Project Management
6 169 (9.19%) Business Analysis
7 154 (8.38%) Analytics
8 151 (8.22%) SDLC
9 142 (7.73%) DevOps
9 142 (7.73%) Risk Management
10 139 (7.56%) ITIL
11 129 (7.02%) User Acceptance Testing
12 124 (6.75%) Data Management
12 124 (6.75%) Stakeholder Management
13 123 (6.69%) Business Intelligence
14 120 (6.53%) UML
15 115 (6.26%) SOA
16 114 (6.20%) Data Analysis
17 112 (6.09%) Mentoring
18 109 (5.93%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 344 (18.72%) SQL
2 303 (16.49%) Java
3 181 (9.85%) C
4 165 (8.98%) C#
5 155 (8.43%) JavaScript
6 150 (8.16%) C++
7 148 (8.05%) Python
8 52 (2.83%) MATLAB
9 50 (2.72%) PowerShell
10 40 (2.18%) PHP
11 37 (2.01%) PL/SQL
11 37 (2.01%) R
12 33 (1.80%) Shell Script
13 28 (1.52%) Perl
14 27 (1.47%) VB.NET
15 26 (1.41%) Embedded C
15 26 (1.41%) TypeScript
16 25 (1.36%) Ruby
17 20 (1.09%) VB
18 19 (1.03%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 383 (20.84%) Degree
2 180 (9.79%) Security Cleared
3 70 (3.81%) Computer Science Degree
4 61 (3.32%) SC Cleared
5 43 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
6 38 (2.07%) DV Cleared
6 38 (2.07%) ISTQB
7 35 (1.90%) ISEB
8 31 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
9 30 (1.63%) CCIE
10 28 (1.52%) MCSE
11 25 (1.36%) CCNA
12 24 (1.31%) CCNP
13 23 (1.25%) MBA
13 23 (1.25%) PhD
14 20 (1.09%) CISSP
15 19 (1.03%) Master's Degree
16 16 (0.87%) Numerate Degree
17 15 (0.82%) CCNP Voice
17 15 (0.82%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 243 (13.22%) QA
2 98 (5.33%) SLA
3 56 (3.05%) Data Quality
4 46 (2.50%) Disclosure Scotland
5 32 (1.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 30 (1.63%) PMO
7 24 (1.31%) MiFID
7 24 (1.31%) PCI DSS
8 14 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 13 (0.71%) Dodd-Frank
9 13 (0.71%) GDPR
10 12 (0.65%) EMIR
11 11 (0.60%) GMP
12 8 (0.44%) DO-178B
12 8 (0.44%) GAMP
12 8 (0.44%) ISO 13485
13 7 (0.38%) COBIT
14 6 (0.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
14 6 (0.33%) DO-254
14 6 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 110 (5.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 83 (4.52%) Active Directory
3 70 (3.81%) Hyper-V
4 39 (2.12%) VMware ESXi
5 29 (1.58%) Docker
5 29 (1.58%) Firmware
6 25 (1.36%) vSphere
7 19 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
8 13 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
8 13 (0.71%) XenApp
8 13 (0.71%) XenDesktop
9 10 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
10 9 (0.49%) VMware NSX
11 8 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.22%) KVM
13 2 (0.11%) iptables
13 2 (0.11%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.054%) HDFS
14 1 (0.054%) ProxySG
14 1 (0.054%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 84 (4.57%) Puppet
2 38 (2.07%) Ansible
3 29 (1.58%) SCCM
4 28 (1.52%) ZABBIX
5 24 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
6 23 (1.25%) Nagios
7 17 (0.92%) Cacti
8 15 (0.82%) Cisco IPCC
8 15 (0.82%) Cisco UCCE
8 15 (0.82%) SCOM
9 14 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
9 14 (0.76%) Terraform
9 14 (0.76%) vCenter Server
10 12 (0.65%) Grafana
11 8 (0.44%) FortiGate
11 8 (0.44%) HP Fortify
11 8 (0.44%) Nessus
11 8 (0.44%) vRealize
12 5 (0.27%) Nmap
12 5 (0.27%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 256 (13.93%) Microsoft
2 200 (10.88%) Oracle
3 144 (7.83%) VMware
4 118 (6.42%) Cisco
5 88 (4.79%) EMC
6 72 (3.92%) Google
7 68 (3.70%) Citrix
8 58 (3.16%) Salesforce.com
8 58 (3.16%) SAP
9 57 (3.10%) Tableau
10 51 (2.77%) Pega
11 27 (1.47%) F5
11 27 (1.47%) Splunk
12 26 (1.41%) HP
12 26 (1.41%) Juniper
13 23 (1.25%) IBM
14 22 (1.20%) CheckPoint
15 19 (1.03%) hybris
16 17 (0.92%) JD Edwards
16 17 (0.92%) ServiceNow