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

Validation
UK
3 months to
22 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 327 311 294
Rank change year-on-year -16 -17  
Permanent jobs citing Validation 781 1004 1191
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.92% 1.02% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 1.14% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 565 723 794
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 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £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 76162 87704 96265
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.65% 89.09% 87.68%
Number of salaries quoted 62185 72952 78144
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 £80,000 £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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -13 735 £45,000 - 151
London +28 306 £60,000 +9.09% 51
South East -57 93 £45,000 +12.50% 34
South West -14 73 £43,000 - 17
East of England -35 73 £42,500 - 13
North West 0 66 £30,000 -20.00% 15
City of London +36 59 £59,500 +15.53% 11
West Midlands +13 50 £45,000 +5.88% 8
Yorkshire +26 45 £40,000 -8.57% 6
Manchester -3 42 £26,500 -11.66% 12
Bristol -8 33 £40,000 - 9
Cambridgeshire +19 31 £45,000 +3.11% 7
Hertfordshire -29 28 £39,000 -13.33% 3
Berkshire +22 27 £46,750 -1.57% 8
Cambridge +12 27 £45,000 +3.11% 5
Wales +22 26 £43,000 +21.12% 2
Birmingham -4 25 £45,000 +12.50%
Scotland +12 22 £38,000 -24.00% 11
West Yorkshire +25 20 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Oldham - 19 - - 2
Edinburgh +15 18 £52,500 -2.32% 5
South Yorkshire 0 17 £40,000 +14.28%
Hampshire -12 16 £35,000 -1.40% 7
West Sussex -14 14 £37,500 -3.84% 9
South Wales +22 13 £40,000 +53.84% 2
Reading +25 12 £70,000 +51.35% 4
Wiltshire +7 12 £42,500 -5.55% 2
East Midlands -8 12 £38,000 -24.00% 3
Gloucestershire -18 12 £47,500 -2.56% 2
Doncaster - 12 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 398 (24.91%) Degree
2 392 (24.53%) Finance
3 328 (20.53%) Agile Software Development
4 314 (19.65%) Analytical Skills
5 293 (18.34%) SQL
6 240 (15.02%) Microsoft
7 236 (14.77%) Project Management
8 225 (14.08%) Software Engineering
9 215 (13.45%) Java
10 206 (12.89%) C++
11 196 (12.27%) Test Automation
12 188 (11.76%) Computer Science
13 184 (11.51%) QA
14 183 (11.45%) Linux
15 162 (10.14%) C
16 160 (10.01%) HTML
17 153 (9.57%) SQL Server
18 151 (9.45%) Business Analysis
19 150 (9.39%) Python
20 145 (9.07%) JavaScript
21 141 (8.82%) ITIL
22 138 (8.64%) Windows
23 137 (8.57%) Analytics
24 131 (8.20%) SDLC
25 125 (7.82%) Web Services
26 121 (7.57%) Scrum
27 117 (7.32%) Oracle
28 116 (7.26%) User Acceptance Testing
29 115 (7.20%) C#
29 115 (7.20%) CRM

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 42 (2.63%) Tomcat
2 40 (2.50%) SAS
3 37 (2.32%) Apache
4 32 (2.00%) IIS
5 29 (1.81%) CMS
6 24 (1.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 19 (1.19%) SharePoint
8 18 (1.13%) Apache Spark
9 16 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
10 15 (0.94%) WebLogic
11 14 (0.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 13 (0.81%) Confluence
13 10 (0.63%) JBoss
14 9 (0.56%) Documentum
14 9 (0.56%) MS Exchange
14 9 (0.56%) OpenStack
15 6 (0.38%) Skype for Business
16 5 (0.31%) Drupal
17 4 (0.25%) GemFire
17 4 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 101 (6.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 96 (6.01%) Microsoft Office
3 42 (2.63%) MS Visio
4 35 (2.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (1.00%) SPSS
6 11 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.56%) Simulink
8 5 (0.31%) Doxygen
9 4 (0.25%) GNU Octave
9 4 (0.25%) SOLIDWORKS
10 3 (0.19%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.13%) InVision
11 2 (0.13%) Pro/ENGINEER
11 2 (0.13%) PTC Creo
11 2 (0.13%) Solid Edge
11 2 (0.13%) Windchill
12 1 (0.063%) SPSS Modeler
12 1 (0.063%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 25 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.75%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 9 (0.56%) SAP CRM
4 8 (0.50%) Northgate Housing
5 7 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.44%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 7 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 6 (0.38%) Eloqua
6 6 (0.38%) Oracle HRMS
6 6 (0.38%) Orchard Housing
6 6 (0.38%) SAP PM
7 5 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
8 4 (0.25%) Endur
8 4 (0.25%) OpenText MBPM
8 4 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
10 2 (0.13%) Cerner Millennium
10 2 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
10 2 (0.13%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 55 (3.44%) SaaS
2 44 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
3 37 (2.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (1.13%) PaaS
5 17 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
6 16 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
6 16 (1.00%) Google Analytics
7 15 (0.94%) IaaS
8 14 (0.88%) Google Tag Manager
9 13 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
10 11 (0.69%) GitHub
11 10 (0.63%) Force.com
12 8 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (0.44%) Adobe Analytics
14 6 (0.38%) Amazon S3
14 6 (0.38%) BrowserStack
15 5 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
16 4 (0.25%) OpenShift
17 3 (0.19%) Office 365
18 2 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 82 (5.13%) Firewall
2 78 (4.88%) LAN
3 70 (4.38%) WAN
4 60 (3.75%) DNS
5 55 (3.44%) DHCP
6 53 (3.32%) Wireless
7 49 (3.07%) TCP/IP
8 39 (2.44%) Internet
9 33 (2.07%) Ethernet
9 33 (2.07%) HTTP
10 29 (1.81%) Bluetooth
11 24 (1.50%) RS-232
11 24 (1.50%) RS-485
11 24 (1.50%) VoIP
11 24 (1.50%) ZigBee
12 23 (1.44%) RS-422
12 23 (1.44%) Software-Defined Networking
13 16 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
14 15 (0.94%) WLAN
15 14 (0.88%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (9.57%) SQL Server
2 110 (6.88%) MySQL
3 60 (3.75%) Relational Database
4 41 (2.57%) Big Data
4 41 (2.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 40 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 35 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
7 34 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
8 31 (1.94%) Hadoop
9 28 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
10 23 (1.44%) Data Mining
11 21 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
11 21 (1.31%) QlikView
12 17 (1.06%) RDBMS
13 16 (1.00%) Oracle Database
14 15 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
15 14 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
16 13 (0.81%) KDB
16 13 (0.81%) MongoDB
16 13 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 100 (6.26%) Selenium
2 82 (5.13%) Git (software)
3 67 (4.19%) JIRA
4 56 (3.50%) Visual Studio
5 42 (2.63%) Cucumber
6 41 (2.57%) Jenkins
7 39 (2.44%) Subversion
8 37 (2.32%) Maven
9 30 (1.88%) Appium
10 29 (1.81%) Rational DOORS
11 28 (1.75%) JUnit
12 25 (1.56%) Ant
13 21 (1.31%) TestNG
14 19 (1.19%) LoadRunner
15 17 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 15 (0.94%) JMeter
17 14 (0.88%) MSI
18 13 (0.81%) SoapUI
19 12 (0.75%) NUnit
19 12 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 392 (24.53%) Finance
2 101 (6.32%) Manufacturing
3 100 (6.26%) Electronics
4 88 (5.51%) Marketing
5 81 (5.07%) Banking
5 81 (5.07%) Telecoms
6 69 (4.32%) Legal
7 49 (3.07%) Retail
8 37 (2.32%) Pharmaceutical
9 32 (2.00%) Advertising
10 27 (1.69%) Back Office
11 25 (1.56%) Aerospace
12 24 (1.50%) Automotive
13 23 (1.44%) Financial Institution
14 21 (1.31%) Front Office
14 21 (1.31%) Military
15 19 (1.19%) Publishing
16 17 (1.06%) Law
17 13 (0.81%) Investment Banking
18 11 (0.69%) French Language
Job Titles
1 355 (22.22%) Analyst
2 242 (15.14%) Developer
3 146 (9.14%) Business Analyst
4 101 (6.32%) Consultant
5 96 (6.01%) Software Engineer
6 86 (5.38%) Architect
7 69 (4.32%) Test Engineer
8 68 (4.26%) Embedded Engineer
9 61 (3.82%) Senior Analyst
10 58 (3.63%) Systems Engineer
11 45 (2.82%) Administrator
12 44 (2.75%) Java Engineer
13 43 (2.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 43 (2.69%) Network Engineer
14 42 (2.63%) QA Engineer
15 41 (2.57%) Data Analyst
16 39 (2.44%) Solutions Architect
17 38 (2.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 33 (2.07%) Support Analyst
19 30 (1.88%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (10.01%) HTML
2 125 (7.82%) Web Services
3 114 (7.13%) .NET
4 106 (6.63%) CSS
5 87 (5.44%) XML
6 69 (4.32%) jQuery
7 68 (4.26%) SOAP
8 67 (4.19%) REST
9 65 (4.07%) JSON
10 44 (2.75%) Spring
11 43 (2.69%) HTML5
12 41 (2.57%) AngularJS
12 41 (2.57%) ASP.NET
13 38 (2.38%) CSS3
14 35 (2.19%) RESTful
15 34 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
16 33 (2.07%) Middleware
17 32 (2.00%) J2EE
18 29 (1.81%) Node.js
19 27 (1.69%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 314 (19.65%) Analytical Skills
2 188 (11.76%) Computer Science
3 112 (7.01%) User Experience
4 100 (6.26%) Management Information System
5 75 (4.69%) Data Centre
6 65 (4.07%) Algorithms
7 52 (3.25%) Greenfield Project
8 39 (2.44%) Mobile App
9 35 (2.19%) Fintech
10 29 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
11 26 (1.63%) Credit Risk
12 25 (1.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 23 (1.44%) Home Automation
13 23 (1.44%) Virtual Team
14 20 (1.25%) Life Science
15 18 (1.13%) Data Structures
16 17 (1.06%) Device Driver
16 17 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 16 (1.00%) Social Media
18 15 (0.94%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 183 (11.45%) Linux
2 138 (8.64%) Windows
3 70 (4.38%) Unix
4 54 (3.38%) Windows Server
5 31 (1.94%) Embedded Linux
6 26 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (0.94%) Android
7 15 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.50%) Windows 10
10 7 (0.44%) Windows 7
10 7 (0.44%) Windows Vista
11 5 (0.31%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.25%) AIX
12 4 (0.25%) Debian
13 3 (0.19%) CentOS
14 2 (0.13%) VxWorks
14 2 (0.13%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 2 (0.13%) zOS
15 1 (0.063%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 328 (20.53%) Agile Software Development
2 236 (14.77%) Project Management
3 225 (14.08%) Software Engineering
4 196 (12.27%) Test Automation
5 151 (9.45%) Business Analysis
6 141 (8.82%) ITIL
7 137 (8.57%) Analytics
8 131 (8.20%) SDLC
9 121 (7.57%) Scrum
10 116 (7.26%) User Acceptance Testing
11 115 (7.20%) CRM
12 103 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
13 95 (5.94%) Mathematics
14 93 (5.82%) Test Scripting
15 89 (5.57%) Stakeholder Management
16 86 (5.38%) Test Strategy
17 82 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
18 79 (4.94%) Mentoring
19 78 (4.88%) Data Analysis
20 76 (4.76%) UML
Programming Languages
1 293 (18.34%) SQL
2 215 (13.45%) Java
3 206 (12.89%) C++
4 162 (10.14%) C
5 150 (9.39%) Python
6 145 (9.07%) JavaScript
7 115 (7.20%) C#
8 98 (6.13%) PHP
9 75 (4.69%) Embedded C
10 49 (3.07%) Embedded C++
11 46 (2.88%) Perl
12 38 (2.38%) R
13 34 (2.13%) MATLAB
14 31 (1.94%) T-SQL
15 28 (1.75%) VB
16 25 (1.56%) Ruby
17 24 (1.50%) Bash Shell
18 23 (1.44%) ANSI C
19 21 (1.31%) Shell Script
19 21 (1.31%) VBA
Qualifications
1 398 (24.91%) Degree
2 103 (6.45%) Security Cleared
3 67 (4.19%) Cisco Certification
4 52 (3.25%) CCNP
4 52 (3.25%) SC Cleared
5 44 (2.75%) ISEB
5 44 (2.75%) PhD
6 34 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
7 33 (2.07%) ISTQB
8 31 (1.94%) CCIE
9 30 (1.88%) DV Cleared
10 25 (1.56%) HND
11 21 (1.31%) HNC
12 19 (1.19%) CISSP
13 13 (0.81%) Postgraduate
13 13 (0.81%) SANS
14 12 (0.75%) CCDP
14 12 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
15 10 (0.63%) CISA
16 9 (0.56%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 184 (11.51%) QA
2 76 (4.76%) SLA
3 60 (3.75%) Data Quality
4 29 (1.81%) MiFID
5 18 (1.13%) EMIR
6 17 (1.06%) PMO
7 12 (0.75%) Dodd-Frank
8 9 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
8 9 (0.56%) GMP
9 8 (0.50%) DO-254
9 8 (0.50%) PCI DSS
10 7 (0.44%) COBIT
10 7 (0.44%) IEC 61508
10 7 (0.44%) ISO 9001
11 6 (0.38%) GAMP
11 6 (0.38%) GxP
11 6 (0.38%) ISO13485
12 5 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 5 (0.31%) MISRA
12 5 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 78 (4.88%) Firmware
2 69 (4.32%) Active Directory
3 39 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (2.07%) Hyper-V
5 16 (1.00%) Docker
6 14 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
8 11 (0.69%) vSphere
9 7 (0.44%) XenApp
10 6 (0.38%) HDFS
11 4 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 4 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.19%) iptables
12 3 (0.19%) Sendmail
12 3 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.13%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.13%) KVM
13 2 (0.13%) RACF
14 1 (0.063%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 37 (2.32%) Puppet
2 22 (1.38%) SCCM
3 21 (1.31%) HP Quality Center
4 16 (1.00%) Ansible
5 15 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 7 (0.44%) Endace
8 6 (0.38%) EdgeSight
8 6 (0.38%) ZABBIX
9 4 (0.25%) Kubernetes
9 4 (0.25%) RSA Archer
9 4 (0.25%) SCOM
9 4 (0.25%) SELinux
10 3 (0.19%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 3 (0.19%) Grafana
10 3 (0.19%) Nessus
10 3 (0.19%) Terraform
11 2 (0.13%) SmoothWall
11 2 (0.13%) TADDM
11 2 (0.13%) zSecure
Vendors
1 240 (15.02%) Microsoft
2 117 (7.32%) Oracle
3 91 (5.69%) Cisco
4 77 (4.82%) Salesforce.com
5 63 (3.94%) Juniper
6 51 (3.19%) SAP
7 43 (2.69%) VMware
8 36 (2.25%) IBM
9 34 (2.13%) Google
10 33 (2.07%) Tableau
11 32 (2.00%) hybris
12 28 (1.75%) HP
13 23 (1.44%) EMC
14 22 (1.38%) Citrix
15 20 (1.25%) Cognos
16 19 (1.19%) CheckPoint
17 18 (1.13%) Splunk
18 16 (1.00%) Adobe
19 15 (0.94%) Atlassian
19 15 (0.94%) F5
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Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 1 hour ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40 - 45,000
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ARM Ltd
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 2 hours ago
Colchester, Essex
I3
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Digital Gurus
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + plus very large package and bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Source Technology
Salary: From £30,000 to £42,000 per annum + bonus package
Posted: 2 days ago
North Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Leidos
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £31,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Amersham, Buckinghamshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits Package
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Computershare Investor Services
Salary: Competitive Salary + 25 Days Holiday + Share Plan + Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Best Practice Talent Solutions
Salary: From £55,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Salary: From £27,000 to £34,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + up to 10% bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Excellent company benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + PERKS
Posted: 6 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £43000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Best Practice Talent Solutions
Salary: From £25,000 to £33,000 per annum + health + pension + fast track prom
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary and Benefits - please contact for details
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum + up to 10% bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Net Talent
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Highly competitive and negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Erin Associates
Posted: 5 days ago