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

Validation
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 316 326 332
Rank change year-on-year +10 +6  
Permanent jobs citing Validation 848 947 1049
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.95% 0.98% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 1.10% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 625 709 680
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% -2.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,900 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.17% -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 80257 86320 97586
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.74% 88.92% 88.04%
Number of salaries quoted 64749 72153 79773
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 £79,000 £75,000 £77,500
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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -7 803 £47,500 +5.55% 153
London +23 318 £57,500 +4.54% 41
South East -6 128 £47,500 +11.76% 26
East of England -34 84 £42,500 - 16
West Midlands +28 67 £45,000 +5.88% 9
North West +3 67 £32,500 -18.75% 19
South West -16 60 £45,250 +29.28% 29
City of London +21 53 £55,000 - 6
Yorkshire +8 43 £40,750 -4.11% 8
Berkshire +2 31 £70,000 +47.36% 8
Cambridgeshire +2 31 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Hertfordshire -44 30 £52,500 +16.66% 7
Manchester -17 29 £32,500 -13.33% 8
West Sussex +4 27 £52,500 +36.36% 2
Scotland +2 27 £43,500 -13.00% 14
Bristol -10 27 £37,500 +14.50% 23
Cambridge +4 26 £47,500 +26.66% 3
Hampshire +2 22 £35,000 -22.22% 3
Edinburgh +11 21 £52,500 +32.91% 10
Birmingham -2 20 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Worthing -13 20 £60,000 -0.65%
Wales +16 19 £45,000 +45.16% 2
North East +26 18 £36,500 -27.00% 5
Shropshire +21 14 £71,500 +110.29% 2
West Yorkshire +15 14 £45,000 -5.26% 5
Essex -4 14 £42,500 +3.65% 3
East Midlands -17 14 £40,000 -20.00%
Cheshire -22 14 £37,500 -11.76% 5
Buckinghamshire -30 14 £39,500 +12.85% 6
Telford - 14 £71,500 - 2

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 437 (26.11%) Finance
2 390 (23.30%) Degree
3 371 (22.16%) Agile Software Development
4 317 (18.94%) Analytical Skills
5 315 (18.82%) SQL
6 251 (14.99%) Microsoft
7 243 (14.52%) Java
8 240 (14.34%) Project Management
9 232 (13.86%) Software Engineering
10 209 (12.49%) Test Automation
11 197 (11.77%) QA
12 189 (11.29%) Computer Science
13 188 (11.23%) Linux
14 181 (10.81%) C++
15 179 (10.69%) Business Analysis
16 176 (10.51%) SQL Server
17 153 (9.14%) ITIL
18 152 (9.08%) Web Services
19 151 (9.02%) C
20 149 (8.90%) JavaScript
20 149 (8.90%) SDLC
21 146 (8.72%) Analytics
22 143 (8.54%) Oracle
22 143 (8.54%) Python
22 143 (8.54%) Scrum
23 142 (8.48%) HTML
24 135 (8.06%) User Acceptance Testing
25 131 (7.83%) Windows
26 128 (7.65%) Security Cleared
27 126 (7.53%) C#

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 58 (3.46%) Tomcat
2 55 (3.29%) SAS
3 50 (2.99%) Apache
4 48 (2.87%) IIS
5 43 (2.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 36 (2.15%) WebLogic
7 26 (1.55%) Confluence
8 25 (1.49%) Documentum
9 24 (1.43%) CMS
10 23 (1.37%) SharePoint
11 19 (1.14%) Apache Spark
12 16 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
13 12 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
14 11 (0.66%) JBoss
14 11 (0.66%) OpenStack
15 10 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 9 (0.54%) MS Exchange
17 5 (0.30%) Drupal
17 5 (0.30%) Oracle Service Bus
18 4 (0.24%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 111 (6.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 98 (5.85%) Microsoft Office
3 35 (2.09%) MS Visio
4 31 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 19 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
6 13 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.72%) SPSS
8 9 (0.54%) Simulink
9 5 (0.30%) Doxygen
9 5 (0.30%) SOLIDWORKS
10 4 (0.24%) Photoshop
11 3 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.12%) GNU Octave
12 2 (0.12%) InVision
12 2 (0.12%) Pro/ENGINEER
12 2 (0.12%) PTC Creo
12 2 (0.12%) Solid Edge
12 2 (0.12%) Windchill
13 1 (0.060%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.060%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 27 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.14%) Oracle BPM
3 13 (0.78%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 9 (0.54%) Northgate Housing
5 8 (0.48%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 8 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 7 (0.42%) SAP CRM
7 6 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (0.36%) Eloqua
7 6 (0.36%) Oracle HRMS
8 5 (0.30%) Endur
8 5 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
8 5 (0.30%) Orchard Housing
9 3 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
9 3 (0.18%) SessionCam
10 2 (0.12%) Cerner Millennium
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 2 (0.12%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 67 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (3.11%) SaaS
4 20 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
4 20 (1.19%) PaaS
5 19 (1.14%) GitHub
5 19 (1.14%) IaaS
6 18 (1.08%) Google Analytics
7 16 (0.96%) Google Cloud Platform
8 14 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
9 12 (0.72%) Google Tag Manager
10 10 (0.60%) Force.com
11 8 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (0.36%) Adobe Analytics
12 6 (0.36%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
13 5 (0.30%) BrowserStack
14 4 (0.24%) OpenShift
15 3 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
15 3 (0.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 80 (4.78%) Firewall
2 62 (3.70%) LAN
3 60 (3.58%) DNS
4 56 (3.35%) WAN
5 50 (2.99%) Wireless
6 44 (2.63%) TCP/IP
7 43 (2.57%) DHCP
8 41 (2.45%) HTTP
8 41 (2.45%) Internet
9 30 (1.79%) Ethernet
10 28 (1.67%) VoIP
11 26 (1.55%) Bluetooth
12 22 (1.31%) ZigBee
13 21 (1.25%) Cisco Nexus
14 20 (1.19%) RS-232
14 20 (1.19%) RS-485
15 19 (1.14%) BGP
15 19 (1.14%) RS-422
16 18 (1.08%) FTP
16 18 (1.08%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (10.51%) SQL Server
2 108 (6.45%) MySQL
3 70 (4.18%) Relational Database
4 48 (2.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 44 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
6 41 (2.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 40 (2.39%) Hadoop
8 38 (2.27%) Big Data
9 36 (2.15%) BusinessObjects
10 32 (1.91%) Oracle Reports
11 31 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
12 28 (1.67%) Oracle Database
13 25 (1.49%) Data Mining
13 25 (1.49%) QlikView
14 19 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
15 17 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
15 17 (1.02%) Oracle Database 12c
15 17 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 16 (0.96%) Oracle Database 10g
16 16 (0.96%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 112 (6.69%) Selenium
2 94 (5.62%) Git (software)
3 81 (4.84%) JIRA
4 73 (4.36%) Jenkins
5 64 (3.82%) Maven
6 48 (2.87%) Visual Studio
7 46 (2.75%) Subversion
8 34 (2.03%) Cucumber
9 31 (1.85%) Appium
10 30 (1.79%) Ant
11 29 (1.73%) JUnit
12 24 (1.43%) Rational DOORS
13 21 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 21 (1.25%) TestNG
14 16 (0.96%) LoadRunner
14 16 (0.96%) SoapUI
15 15 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
16 13 (0.78%) Eclipse
16 13 (0.78%) JMeter
16 13 (0.78%) Mercurial
General
1 437 (26.11%) Finance
2 98 (5.85%) Manufacturing
3 94 (5.62%) Electronics
4 91 (5.44%) Marketing
5 84 (5.02%) Banking
6 76 (4.54%) Legal
7 69 (4.12%) Telecoms
8 68 (4.06%) Retail
9 39 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
10 31 (1.85%) Back Office
11 29 (1.73%) Advertising
12 26 (1.55%) Automotive
13 25 (1.49%) Financial Institution
13 25 (1.49%) Front Office
14 23 (1.37%) Aerospace
15 22 (1.31%) Military
16 21 (1.25%) Investment Banking
17 19 (1.14%) Publishing
18 17 (1.02%) Law
19 15 (0.90%) Games
Job Titles
1 385 (23.00%) Analyst
2 263 (15.71%) Developer
3 156 (9.32%) Business Analyst
4 112 (6.69%) Architect
4 112 (6.69%) Consultant
5 92 (5.50%) Software Engineer
6 64 (3.82%) Systems Engineer
7 61 (3.64%) Senior Analyst
8 57 (3.41%) Embedded Engineer
9 56 (3.35%) Test Engineer
10 53 (3.17%) Java Engineer
11 47 (2.81%) Data Analyst
12 45 (2.69%) QA Engineer
13 39 (2.33%) Administrator
14 38 (2.27%) Java Developer
14 38 (2.27%) Support Analyst
15 36 (2.15%) Embedded Software Engineer
15 36 (2.15%) Solutions Architect
16 35 (2.09%) Senior Developer
16 35 (2.09%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (9.08%) Web Services
2 142 (8.48%) HTML
3 111 (6.63%) .NET
4 100 (5.97%) XML
5 98 (5.85%) SOAP
6 96 (5.73%) CSS
7 95 (5.68%) REST
8 67 (4.00%) jQuery
9 63 (3.76%) Spring
10 59 (3.52%) JSON
11 57 (3.41%) Middleware
12 44 (2.63%) HTML5
13 40 (2.39%) AngularJS
13 40 (2.39%) CSS3
14 37 (2.21%) J2EE
15 33 (1.97%) ASP.NET
16 30 (1.79%) OSGi
16 30 (1.79%) Struts
17 28 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC
17 28 (1.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 317 (18.94%) Analytical Skills
2 189 (11.29%) Computer Science
3 117 (6.99%) User Experience
4 109 (6.51%) Management Information System
5 69 (4.12%) Data Centre
6 63 (3.76%) Algorithms
7 55 (3.29%) Greenfield Project
8 43 (2.57%) Virtual Team
9 37 (2.21%) Fintech
10 34 (2.03%) Mobile App
11 33 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
12 27 (1.61%) Life Science
13 24 (1.43%) Credit Risk
14 21 (1.25%) Data Structures
15 19 (1.14%) Home Automation
16 18 (1.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 17 (1.02%) Embedded Systems
18 16 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 15 (0.90%) Driving Licence
20 13 (0.78%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 188 (11.23%) Linux
2 131 (7.83%) Windows
3 80 (4.78%) Unix
4 46 (2.75%) Windows Server
5 27 (1.61%) Android
5 27 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 23 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (1.31%) Embedded Linux
9 10 (0.60%) Debian
10 9 (0.54%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.42%) AIX
11 7 (0.42%) Kali Linux
11 7 (0.42%) Windows 10
11 7 (0.42%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
12 5 (0.30%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.18%) CentOS
13 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.12%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 371 (22.16%) Agile Software Development
2 240 (14.34%) Project Management
3 232 (13.86%) Software Engineering
4 209 (12.49%) Test Automation
5 179 (10.69%) Business Analysis
6 153 (9.14%) ITIL
7 149 (8.90%) SDLC
8 146 (8.72%) Analytics
9 143 (8.54%) Scrum
10 135 (8.06%) User Acceptance Testing
11 120 (7.17%) CRM
12 107 (6.39%) Continuous Improvement
13 97 (5.79%) Mentoring
13 97 (5.79%) Stakeholder Management
14 94 (5.62%) DevOps
14 94 (5.62%) Mathematics
15 92 (5.50%) Test Scripting
16 88 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
17 87 (5.20%) Test Strategy
18 86 (5.14%) UML
Programming Languages
1 315 (18.82%) SQL
2 243 (14.52%) Java
3 181 (10.81%) C++
4 151 (9.02%) C
5 149 (8.90%) JavaScript
6 143 (8.54%) Python
7 126 (7.53%) C#
8 80 (4.78%) PHP
9 63 (3.76%) Embedded C
10 41 (2.45%) Embedded C++
11 37 (2.21%) R
12 36 (2.15%) Perl
13 30 (1.79%) T-SQL
14 27 (1.61%) MATLAB
15 26 (1.55%) PL/SQL
16 25 (1.49%) VB
17 23 (1.37%) Bash Shell
17 23 (1.37%) Ruby
18 20 (1.19%) Shell Script
18 20 (1.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 390 (23.30%) Degree
2 128 (7.65%) Security Cleared
3 94 (5.62%) Computer Science Degree
4 60 (3.58%) SC Cleared
5 56 (3.35%) Cisco Certification
6 46 (2.75%) ISEB
7 37 (2.21%) PhD
8 36 (2.15%) CCNP
8 36 (2.15%) Master's Degree
9 30 (1.79%) ISTQB
10 28 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
11 27 (1.61%) CCIE
12 26 (1.55%) Numerate Degree
13 21 (1.25%) HND
14 20 (1.19%) DV Cleared
15 16 (0.96%) CISSP
15 16 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
16 15 (0.90%) HNC
17 11 (0.66%) MCSE
17 11 (0.66%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 197 (11.77%) QA
2 92 (5.50%) SLA
3 65 (3.88%) Data Quality
4 32 (1.91%) MiFID
5 25 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
6 24 (1.43%) PMO
7 19 (1.14%) EMIR
8 16 (0.96%) PCI DSS
9 15 (0.90%) GMP
10 14 (0.84%) Dodd-Frank
11 13 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 10 (0.60%) GxP
12 10 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 9 (0.54%) COBIT
14 8 (0.48%) DO-254
15 7 (0.42%) GDPR
16 6 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 6 (0.36%) RMADS
17 5 (0.30%) 21 CFR Part 11
17 5 (0.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 63 (3.76%) Active Directory
1 63 (3.76%) Firmware
2 44 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (1.61%) Hyper-V
4 22 (1.31%) Docker
5 16 (0.96%) vSphere
6 12 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
8 9 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (0.42%) HDFS
10 5 (0.30%) XenApp
11 4 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 4 (0.24%) Sendmail
11 4 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.18%) iptables
12 3 (0.18%) KVM
13 2 (0.12%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.12%) RACF
13 2 (0.12%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.060%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 65 (3.88%) Puppet
2 30 (1.79%) Ansible
3 25 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
4 22 (1.31%) SCCM
5 20 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (0.96%) ZABBIX
7 9 (0.54%) Nessus
8 8 (0.48%) Grafana
8 8 (0.48%) Terraform
9 7 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 6 (0.36%) FortiGate
10 6 (0.36%) HP Fortify
10 6 (0.36%) SCOM
11 4 (0.24%) Kubernetes
11 4 (0.24%) RSA Archer
11 4 (0.24%) SELinux
12 3 (0.18%) EdgeSight
12 3 (0.18%) Endace
12 3 (0.18%) Salt
12 3 (0.18%) TADDM
Vendors
1 251 (14.99%) Microsoft
2 143 (8.54%) Oracle
3 81 (4.84%) Salesforce.com
4 80 (4.78%) Cisco
5 52 (3.11%) VMware
6 48 (2.87%) Juniper
7 47 (2.81%) SAP
8 43 (2.57%) EMC
8 43 (2.57%) Google
9 38 (2.27%) IBM
10 36 (2.15%) Tableau
11 35 (2.09%) hybris
12 34 (2.03%) HP
13 31 (1.85%) Splunk
14 29 (1.73%) Pega
15 27 (1.61%) CheckPoint
16 26 (1.55%) Citrix
17 24 (1.43%) F5
18 20 (1.19%) Cognos
19 16 (0.96%) Red Hat
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + PERKS
Posted: 10 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Computershare Investor Services
Salary: Up to £22,500 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Wrexham, Clwyd
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Computer Share
Salary: Employee Share Plan + Flexible Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Computershare Investor Services
Salary: Up to £19,500 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Computer Share
Salary: Employee Share Plan + Flexible Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Computer Share
Salary: Employee Share Plan + Flexible Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Excellent plus benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Bupa
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 35,000
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bristol Area
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits superb benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Rullion
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + holidays, pension etc
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £31,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Innovative Technology Limited
Salary: Highly competitive and negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £32500 - £35000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + plus very large package and bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Innovative Technology Limited
Salary: Highly competitive and negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
AB Recruit
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Lancashire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Computer People
Salary: £70000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago