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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 4 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
UK
6 months to
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 177 192 282
Rank change year-on-year +15 +90 -6
Permanent jobs citing Validation 4,125 2,012 875
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.27% 1.87% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.38% 1.99% 1.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1,172 818 674
10th Percentile £35,125 £33,750 £32,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,813 £39,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £78,750 £68,750 £65,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £87,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £48,900 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.93% +2.95% +5.56%

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 173,273 101,154 73,375
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 95.36% 93.84% 92.90%
Number of salaries quoted 85,104 70,015 59,291
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,750
25th Percentile £44,842 £41,750 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £96,250 £92,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Validation in the UK

Validation
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Validation.

Salary trend for Validation in the UK

Validation
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Validation over the 6 months to 4 July 2022.

Salary histogram for Validation in the UK

Validation
Top 18 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 4 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England +17 3,271 £55,000 - 331
UK excluding London +20 1,886 £46,000 -5.93% 260
London +48 1,469 £75,000 +17.19% 83
Work from Home -15 1,405 £60,000 +14.29% 95
Midlands +92 510 £46,000 +8.24% 66
West Midlands +101 410 £45,500 +21.33% 49
South East -56 378 £52,500 +10.53% 54
East of England -9 332 £47,500 -20.83% 33
South West +22 284 £45,000 -40.98% 47
North of England +6 278 £45,041 +0.09% 46
North West +22 160 £45,041 -3.14% 29
Yorkshire -45 105 £43,500 -13.00% 15
East Midlands -10 99 £55,000 +10.00% 17
Scotland -49 63 £49,000 +5.88% 7
Wales -30 41 £42,500 -13.09% 7
Northern Ireland -9 17 £27,500 +22.22%
North East -13 13 £28,000 -29.11% 2
Channel Islands - 10 - -

For the 6 months to 4 July 2022, IT jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Validation.

1 1,666 (40.39%) Degree
2 1,354 (32.82%) Social Skills
3 1,335 (32.36%) Agile
4 1,046 (25.36%) Python
5 887 (21.50%) Finance
6 818 (19.83%) SQL
7 777 (18.84%) Problem-Solving
8 722 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
9 712 (17.26%) Software Engineering
10 651 (15.78%) Analytics
11 626 (15.18%) AWS
12 589 (14.28%) Project Management
13 568 (13.77%) Mentoring
14 564 (13.67%) Computer Science
15 547 (13.26%) Azure
16 510 (12.36%) Linux
17 503 (12.19%) Java
18 482 (11.68%) DevOps
19 467 (11.32%) CI/CD
20 448 (10.86%) SAS
21 437 (10.59%) Management Information System
21 437 (10.59%) QA
22 436 (10.57%) Automotive
23 431 (10.45%) Pharmaceutical
24 410 (9.94%) Test Automation
25 395 (9.58%) GCP
26 365 (8.85%) Data Validation
26 365 (8.85%) Mathematics
27 362 (8.78%) Scrum
28 350 (8.48%) Data Science

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
1 448 (10.86%) SAS
2 154 (3.73%) Apache Spark
3 149 (3.61%) SharePoint
4 117 (2.84%) Confluence
5 92 (2.23%) Documentum
6 81 (1.96%) Apache
7 46 (1.12%) Oracle Workflow
8 32 (0.78%) CMS
9 28 (0.68%) Apache Airflow
10 18 (0.44%) nginx
11 17 (0.41%) Jupyter
12 13 (0.32%) Tornado
13 12 (0.29%) WebSphere
14 10 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 9 (0.22%) OpenStack
15 9 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
16 7 (0.17%) Apache Solr
16 7 (0.17%) Cloud Foundry
16 7 (0.17%) GemFire
17 6 (0.15%) Ethereum
Applications
1 200 (4.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 199 (4.82%) Microsoft Office
3 142 (3.44%) Simulink
4 125 (3.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 93 (2.25%) Sketch
6 42 (1.02%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 42 (1.02%) CANalyzer
6 42 (1.02%) MS Visio
7 36 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
8 32 (0.78%) Adobe XD
8 32 (0.78%) InVision
9 28 (0.68%) Photoshop
10 27 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
11 24 (0.58%) Stateflow
11 24 (0.58%) Windchill
12 21 (0.51%) AutoCAD
13 20 (0.48%) CATIA
14 12 (0.29%) InDesign
15 11 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
16 8 (0.19%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 76 (1.84%) TrackWise
2 35 (0.85%) Payment Gateway
3 19 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (0.27%) Magento
4 11 (0.27%) NetSuite
4 11 (0.27%) Odoo
5 9 (0.22%) Teamcenter
6 6 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 5 (0.12%) ENOVIA
7 5 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.12%) Primavera
7 5 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
8 4 (0.097%) BambooHR
8 4 (0.097%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.073%) Distributed Ledger
9 3 (0.073%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.073%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 3 (0.073%) R3 Corda
9 3 (0.073%) ReMetrica
9 3 (0.073%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 626 (15.18%) AWS
2 547 (13.26%) Azure
3 395 (9.58%) GCP
4 222 (5.38%) Serverless
5 216 (5.24%) SaaS
6 166 (4.02%) AWS CloudFormation
7 143 (3.47%) Power Platform
8 138 (3.35%) Veeva
9 110 (2.67%) AWS Lambda
10 105 (2.55%) Amazon S3
11 102 (2.47%) Figma
12 93 (2.25%) Amazon Kinesis
13 87 (2.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 87 (2.11%) GitHub
14 83 (2.01%) Azure DevOps
15 75 (1.82%) Amazon ECS
16 50 (1.21%) Azure Data Factory
17 48 (1.16%) Snowflake
18 45 (1.09%) Cloud Composer
19 44 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 54 (1.31%) Firewall
2 44 (1.07%) HTTP
3 42 (1.02%) TCP/IP
4 37 (0.90%) Internet
5 36 (0.87%) Wireless
6 35 (0.85%) WAN
6 35 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
7 33 (0.80%) DNS
8 32 (0.78%) WebEx
9 31 (0.75%) J1939
10 27 (0.65%) Network Security
11 25 (0.61%) Broadband
11 25 (0.61%) LAN
12 22 (0.53%) 5G
13 19 (0.46%) Cisco IOS
14 18 (0.44%) BGP
15 17 (0.41%) Cisco Nexus
15 17 (0.41%) DMVPN
16 16 (0.39%) OSPF
16 16 (0.39%) SpaceWire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 275 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 228 (5.53%) Data Warehouse
2 228 (5.53%) Relational Database
3 172 (4.17%) MySQL
4 171 (4.15%) Big Data
5 157 (3.81%) NoSQL
6 152 (3.68%) Tableau
7 136 (3.30%) Hadoop
8 133 (3.22%) PostgreSQL
9 131 (3.18%) Elasticsearch
10 127 (3.08%) DynamoDB
11 126 (3.05%) Power BI
11 126 (3.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 108 (2.62%) Data Lake
13 89 (2.16%) MongoDB
14 85 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 84 (2.04%) Amazon Athena
15 84 (2.04%) Amazon Redshift
16 74 (1.79%) BigQuery
16 74 (1.79%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 291 (7.05%) Git (software)
2 285 (6.91%) JIRA
3 226 (5.48%) Jenkins
4 134 (3.25%) TeamCity
5 131 (3.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 129 (3.13%) Travis CI
7 128 (3.10%) Octopus Deploy
8 122 (2.96%) IBM UrbanCode
9 118 (2.86%) Rational DOORS
10 104 (2.52%) Selenium
11 76 (1.84%) GitLab
12 63 (1.53%) Cucumber
13 59 (1.43%) Rational Rhapsody
14 55 (1.33%) Postman
15 49 (1.19%) Maven
15 49 (1.19%) Polyspace
16 40 (0.97%) LabVIEW
16 40 (0.97%) Sonatype Nexus
17 38 (0.92%) Artifactory
18 37 (0.90%) Axure RP
General
1 1,354 (32.82%) Social Skills
2 887 (21.50%) Finance
3 722 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
4 436 (10.57%) Automotive
5 431 (10.45%) Pharmaceutical
6 263 (6.38%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 252 (6.11%) Electronics
8 236 (5.72%) Marketing
9 220 (5.33%) Presentation Skills
10 184 (4.46%) Banking
11 181 (4.39%) Manufacturing
12 156 (3.78%) Retail
13 131 (3.18%) Influencing Skills
14 125 (3.03%) Law
15 104 (2.52%) Aerospace
16 100 (2.42%) Telecoms
17 95 (2.30%) Games
18 92 (2.23%) Publishing
19 84 (2.04%) French Language
20 75 (1.82%) Military
Job Titles
1 415 (10.06%) Developer
2 407 (9.87%) Analyst
3 375 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
4 340 (8.24%) Programmer
5 280 (6.79%) Software Engineer
6 267 (6.47%) Statistical Programmer
7 182 (4.41%) Senior Programmer
8 181 (4.39%) Data Engineer
9 159 (3.85%) Architect
10 151 (3.66%) Senior Statistical Programmer
11 140 (3.39%) Consultant
12 127 (3.08%) Project Manager
12 127 (3.08%) Test Engineer
13 126 (3.05%) Senior Manager
14 112 (2.72%) Designer
15 110 (2.67%) Data Analyst
15 110 (2.67%) Data Scientist
16 98 (2.38%) Senior Developer
17 95 (2.30%) Senior Analyst
18 93 (2.25%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 197 (4.78%) Web Services
2 188 (4.56%) XML
3 169 (4.10%) Node.js
3 169 (4.10%) REST
4 162 (3.93%) React
5 137 (3.32%) Elastic Stack
6 135 (3.27%) AngularJS
7 130 (3.15%) HTML
8 123 (2.98%) CSS
9 118 (2.86%) .NET
10 106 (2.57%) Kafka
11 74 (1.79%) Spring
12 73 (1.77%) Lightning Web Components
13 69 (1.67%) RESTful
14 67 (1.62%) JSON
15 65 (1.58%) Pandas
16 60 (1.45%) Visualforce
17 56 (1.36%) scikit-learn
17 56 (1.36%) TensorFlow
18 54 (1.31%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 437 (10.59%) Management Information System
2 310 (7.52%) Life Science
3 248 (6.01%) Algorithms
4 221 (5.36%) User Experience
5 197 (4.78%) Self-Motivation
6 137 (3.32%) Biotechnology
7 110 (2.67%) Embedded Systems
8 104 (2.52%) Data Structures
9 98 (2.38%) Virtual Team
10 85 (2.06%) Credit Risk
11 71 (1.72%) Pharmacovigilance
12 69 (1.67%) Hackathon
13 63 (1.53%) Driving Licence
14 58 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
15 50 (1.21%) Blockchain
15 50 (1.21%) Mobile App
16 48 (1.16%) Derivative
16 48 (1.16%) Public Cloud
16 48 (1.16%) Social Media
17 47 (1.14%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 510 (12.36%) Linux
2 319 (7.73%) Windows
3 139 (3.37%) Unix
4 122 (2.96%) Mesosphere
5 43 (1.04%) Apple iOS
6 42 (1.02%) Android
7 26 (0.63%) Embedded Linux
8 25 (0.61%) Solaris
9 20 (0.48%) Windows Server
10 12 (0.29%) FreeRTOS
10 12 (0.29%) Windows 10
11 11 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (0.22%) Mac OS
13 6 (0.15%) Windows Server 2019
14 5 (0.12%) Windows Server 2016
15 4 (0.097%) CentOS
15 4 (0.097%) OpenWrt
15 4 (0.097%) Windows Server 2008
15 4 (0.097%) Windows Server 2012
16 3 (0.073%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,335 (32.36%) Agile
2 777 (18.84%) Problem-Solving
3 712 (17.26%) Software Engineering
4 651 (15.78%) Analytics
5 589 (14.28%) Project Management
6 568 (13.77%) Mentoring
7 564 (13.67%) Computer Science
8 482 (11.68%) DevOps
9 467 (11.32%) CI/CD
10 410 (9.94%) Test Automation
11 365 (8.85%) Data Validation
11 365 (8.85%) Mathematics
12 362 (8.78%) Scrum
13 350 (8.48%) Data Science
14 349 (8.46%) Data Analysis
15 345 (8.36%) Systems Engineering
16 344 (8.34%) Software Testing
17 337 (8.17%) Data Management
18 326 (7.90%) Stakeholder Management
19 324 (7.85%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 1,046 (25.36%) Python
2 818 (19.83%) SQL
3 503 (12.19%) Java
4 346 (8.39%) C
5 287 (6.96%) R
6 279 (6.76%) C++
7 246 (5.96%) C#
8 230 (5.58%) JavaScript
9 217 (5.26%) MATLAB
10 170 (4.12%) Go
11 151 (3.66%) Bash
12 86 (2.08%) PowerShell
13 81 (1.96%) PL/SQL
13 81 (1.96%) SAS Macro
14 72 (1.75%) Shell Script
15 63 (1.53%) Apex Code
16 61 (1.48%) T-SQL
17 59 (1.43%) VBA
18 55 (1.33%) Scala
19 47 (1.14%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 1,666 (40.39%) Degree
2 228 (5.53%) Master's Degree
3 214 (5.19%) Computer Science Degree
4 175 (4.24%) Security Cleared
5 128 (3.10%) PhD
6 119 (2.88%) SC Cleared
7 93 (2.25%) PMI Certification
8 79 (1.92%) PMP
9 74 (1.79%) ISTQB
10 48 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
11 44 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
12 42 (1.02%) ISEB
13 38 (0.92%) Six Sigma Black Belt
14 33 (0.80%) CCNP
14 33 (0.80%) CISM
14 33 (0.80%) CISSP
14 33 (0.80%) DV Cleared
14 33 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 26 (0.63%) Numerate Degree
16 25 (0.61%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 437 (10.59%) QA
2 244 (5.92%) CDISC
3 202 (4.90%) Data Quality
4 101 (2.45%) GxP
5 79 (1.92%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 75 (1.82%) Automotive SPICE
7 68 (1.65%) Good Clinical Practice
7 68 (1.65%) ISO 26262
8 61 (1.48%) MISRA
9 53 (1.28%) PCI DSS
10 52 (1.26%) Accessibility
11 48 (1.16%) GDPR
11 48 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 44 (1.07%) IFRS
13 43 (1.04%) IFRS 9
14 38 (0.92%) GMP
15 33 (0.80%) GLP
16 28 (0.68%) FATCA
17 27 (0.65%) ISO 13485
18 21 (0.51%) AUTOSAR
System Software
1 313 (7.59%) Docker
2 78 (1.89%) Firmware
3 72 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 42 (1.02%) Active Directory
4 42 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
5 36 (0.87%) Hyper-V
6 30 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
7 17 (0.41%) KVM
7 17 (0.41%) Xen
8 7 (0.17%) HDFS
9 5 (0.12%) LXC
9 5 (0.12%) Slurm Workload Manager
9 5 (0.12%) vSphere
10 4 (0.097%) ISA Server
11 3 (0.073%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 3 (0.073%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.073%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.048%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 1 (0.024%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 231 (5.60%) Kubernetes
2 201 (4.87%) Terraform
3 158 (3.83%) Ansible
4 155 (3.76%) Puppet
5 143 (3.47%) Opscode Chef
6 122 (2.96%) Automic
7 118 (2.86%) Prometheus
8 106 (2.57%) Consul
9 76 (1.84%) Kibana
10 74 (1.79%) logstash
11 37 (0.90%) Grafana
12 35 (0.85%) Oracle RMAN
13 30 (0.73%) Rancher
14 25 (0.61%) Control-M
14 25 (0.61%) Data Guard
14 25 (0.61%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
15 18 (0.44%) Nagios
16 17 (0.41%) ZABBIX
17 15 (0.36%) vCenter Server
18 13 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 342 (8.29%) Oracle
2 327 (7.93%) Microsoft
3 182 (4.41%) Salesforce.com
4 149 (3.61%) Google
5 147 (3.56%) Splunk
6 112 (2.72%) SAP
7 83 (2.01%) FIS
8 79 (1.92%) VMware
9 73 (1.77%) Workday
10 72 (1.75%) Adobe
11 71 (1.72%) IBM
12 68 (1.65%) OpenText
13 59 (1.43%) Teradata
14 50 (1.21%) Facebook
15 46 (1.12%) Cisco
16 43 (1.04%) Databricks
17 41 (0.99%) Cadence
18 39 (0.95%) Hitachi
19 38 (0.92%) Algorithmics
20 28 (0.68%) EMC