Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 304 318 349
Rank change year-on-year +14 +31 -22
Permanent jobs citing Validation 1909 1903 2048
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.06% 1.02% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 1.14% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1395 1416 1381
UK median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £29,900
90th Percentile £80,000 £74,375 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,250 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.82% +6.25% -5.88%

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 161665 167144 194190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.93% 89.36% 88.79%
Number of salaries quoted 127669 138904 159942
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 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +13 1784 £52,000 +9.47% 152
UK excluding London -2 1090 £46,250 +8.82% 115
London +34 770 £58,000 +5.45% 47
South East -43 278 £49,000 +8.89% 25
North of England +29 269 £47,500 +26.67% 27
North West +33 168 £47,500 +39.71% 14
Midlands +1 167 £47,500 +26.67% 14
East of England +19 162 £42,500 -10.05% 13
West Midlands +4 136 £50,000 +33.33% 9
South West +19 134 £35,500 +1.43% 26
Yorkshire -30 69 £46,250 +8.82% 11
Scotland -15 61 £57,500 +27.78% 5
North East +22 32 £62,500 +131.48% 2
East Midlands +11 32 £40,000 -4.19% 5
Wales -26 15 £31,750 -9.29% 5
Northern Ireland -27 7 - -

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 566 (29.65%) Agile Software Development
2 423 (22.16%) Finance
3 421 (22.05%) Degree
4 356 (18.65%) SQL
5 318 (16.66%) Java
6 310 (16.24%) Software Engineering
7 305 (15.98%) Test Automation
8 275 (14.41%) Microsoft
8 275 (14.41%) QA
9 264 (13.83%) Analytical Skills
10 216 (11.31%) Linux
11 214 (11.21%) C
12 202 (10.58%) Scrum
13 197 (10.32%) Oracle
14 196 (10.27%) Computer Science
15 192 (10.06%) SQL Server
16 186 (9.74%) Security Cleared
17 183 (9.59%) C#
18 179 (9.38%) Project Management
19 174 (9.11%) Business Analysis
20 173 (9.06%) C++
21 164 (8.59%) Windows
21 164 (8.59%) Selenium
21 164 (8.59%) Analytics
22 161 (8.43%) JavaScript
23 159 (8.33%) Python
24 158 (8.28%) SDLC
25 151 (7.91%) Risk Management
26 147 (7.70%) Banking
26 147 (7.70%) Git (software)

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 88 (4.61%) Tomcat
2 67 (3.51%) SAS
3 58 (3.04%) WebLogic
4 54 (2.83%) Confluence
5 49 (2.57%) Documentum
6 46 (2.41%) IIS
7 45 (2.36%) Apache
8 39 (2.04%) WebSphere
9 37 (1.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 34 (1.78%) CMS
11 29 (1.52%) JBoss
12 22 (1.15%) Apache Geronimo
12 22 (1.15%) WildFly
13 18 (0.94%) Apache Spark
14 17 (0.89%) SharePoint
15 13 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
16 9 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
16 9 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
17 8 (0.42%) Gentran
18 7 (0.37%) OpenStack
Applications
1 132 (6.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 106 (5.55%) Microsoft Office
3 51 (2.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 25 (1.31%) Microsoft Project
5 24 (1.26%) Simulink
6 21 (1.10%) MS Visio
7 9 (0.47%) SOLIDWORKS
8 8 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 5 (0.26%) SPSS
11 4 (0.21%) CPLEX
12 3 (0.16%) GNU Octave
12 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
13 2 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
13 2 (0.10%) CATIA
13 2 (0.10%) InVision
13 2 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
14 1 (0.052%) Moqups
14 1 (0.052%) S-PLUS
14 1 (0.052%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 24 (1.26%) Oracle BPM
2 23 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
4 16 (0.84%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 10 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
6 9 (0.47%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 8 (0.42%) Northgate Housing
8 7 (0.37%) Markit EDM
9 5 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 5 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 4 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
10 4 (0.21%) ReMetrica
11 3 (0.16%) OpenText MBPM
11 3 (0.16%) SessionCam
12 2 (0.10%) Endur
12 2 (0.10%) Oracle AML
12 2 (0.10%) SAP SD
12 2 (0.10%) Teamcenter
13 1 (0.052%) Sage X3
13 1 (0.052%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 145 (7.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 111 (5.81%) Amazon AWS
3 43 (2.25%) Google Cloud Platform
4 36 (1.89%) GitHub
5 33 (1.73%) SaaS
6 27 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
7 19 (1.00%) Office 365
8 17 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
9 15 (0.79%) PaaS
10 13 (0.68%) IaaS
10 13 (0.68%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 12 (0.63%) BlazeMeter
12 7 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
13 6 (0.31%) Google Analytics
14 5 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (0.26%) FinancialForce
14 5 (0.26%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 3 (0.16%) Amazon S3
15 3 (0.16%) BrowserStack
16 2 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 64 (3.35%) Firewall
2 58 (3.04%) Internet
3 43 (2.25%) DNS
4 42 (2.20%) VoIP
5 31 (1.62%) SAN
5 31 (1.62%) TCP/IP
6 28 (1.47%) Cisco ASA
7 27 (1.41%) HTTP
8 25 (1.31%) LAN
9 21 (1.10%) FTP
9 21 (1.10%) Network Security
10 19 (1.00%) BGP
11 18 (0.94%) EIGRP
11 18 (0.94%) HTTPS
11 18 (0.94%) WAN
11 18 (0.94%) Wireless
12 17 (0.89%) DHCP
12 17 (0.89%) SMTP
13 16 (0.84%) Ethernet
13 16 (0.84%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (10.06%) SQL Server
2 112 (5.87%) Relational Database
3 90 (4.71%) Big Data
4 78 (4.09%) MySQL
5 66 (3.46%) Data Warehouse
6 51 (2.67%) Oracle Database
6 51 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 49 (2.57%) Hadoop
8 44 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 34 (1.78%) Oracle Reports
10 32 (1.68%) Data Mining
11 28 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 26 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
13 24 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
13 24 (1.26%) Oracle Database 10g
14 21 (1.10%) QlikView
15 20 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
16 17 (0.89%) MongoDB
16 17 (0.89%) RDBMS
17 16 (0.84%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 164 (8.59%) Selenium
2 147 (7.70%) Git (software)
3 131 (6.86%) JIRA
4 104 (5.45%) Jenkins
5 77 (4.03%) Cucumber
6 61 (3.20%) Subversion
7 56 (2.93%) Maven
8 50 (2.62%) JUnit
9 46 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
10 40 (2.10%) Visual Studio
11 38 (1.99%) Zephyr
12 34 (1.78%) Mercurial
13 33 (1.73%) WebDriver
14 31 (1.62%) TestNG
15 26 (1.36%) SoapUI
16 22 (1.15%) Rational DOORS
17 21 (1.10%) JMeter
18 19 (1.00%) Eclipse
19 18 (0.94%) Grunt
20 17 (0.89%) Jasmine
General
1 423 (22.16%) Finance
2 147 (7.70%) Banking
3 108 (5.66%) Retail
4 93 (4.87%) Manufacturing
5 82 (4.30%) Marketing
6 79 (4.14%) Telecoms
7 76 (3.98%) Electronics
8 75 (3.93%) Legal
9 63 (3.30%) Investment Banking
10 36 (1.89%) Front Office
11 33 (1.73%) Military
12 32 (1.68%) Retail Banking
13 31 (1.62%) Back Office
14 29 (1.52%) Games
14 29 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
15 25 (1.31%) Automotive
16 24 (1.26%) Law
17 20 (1.05%) German Language
18 19 (1.00%) Billing
19 18 (0.94%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 413 (21.63%) Analyst
2 278 (14.56%) Developer
3 159 (8.33%) Architect
4 151 (7.91%) Business Analyst
5 98 (5.13%) Tester
6 88 (4.61%) Consultant
7 85 (4.45%) Software Engineer
8 74 (3.88%) Systems Engineer
9 65 (3.40%) Java Developer
10 60 (3.14%) Administrator
11 55 (2.88%) Senior Developer
12 53 (2.78%) Test Engineer
13 51 (2.67%) Automation Tester
13 51 (2.67%) Data Analyst
13 51 (2.67%) Software Developer
14 50 (2.62%) Senior Analyst
14 50 (2.62%) Test Analyst
15 42 (2.20%) Graduate
15 42 (2.20%) Senior Tester
16 38 (1.99%) Senior Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (7.49%) HTML
2 125 (6.55%) REST
3 122 (6.39%) Web Services
4 115 (6.02%) .NET
5 108 (5.66%) Spring
6 105 (5.50%) CSS
7 102 (5.34%) SOAP
8 97 (5.08%) HTML5
9 92 (4.82%) Middleware
10 76 (3.98%) jQuery
11 57 (2.99%) AngularJS
12 55 (2.88%) Hibernate
12 55 (2.88%) XML
13 49 (2.57%) CSS3
14 48 (2.51%) JSON
15 44 (2.30%) J2EE
16 40 (2.10%) Mason
17 34 (1.78%) ASP.NET
18 26 (1.36%) Oracle Fusion
18 26 (1.36%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 264 (13.83%) Analytical Skills
2 196 (10.27%) Computer Science
3 134 (7.02%) Management Information System
4 103 (5.40%) User Experience
5 80 (4.19%) Data Centre
6 71 (3.72%) Mobile App
7 70 (3.67%) Enterprise Software
8 69 (3.61%) Virtual Team
9 68 (3.56%) Algorithms
10 46 (2.41%) Embedded Systems
11 42 (2.20%) Life Science
12 38 (1.99%) Fintech
13 36 (1.89%) Data Structures
14 34 (1.78%) Credit Risk
15 32 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
16 24 (1.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 21 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 20 (1.05%) Public Cloud
19 17 (0.89%) Market Risk
20 14 (0.73%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 216 (11.31%) Linux
2 164 (8.59%) Windows
3 67 (3.51%) Android
4 63 (3.30%) Windows Server
5 58 (3.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 55 (2.88%) Unix
6 55 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 29 (1.52%) Debian
8 20 (1.05%) Apple iOS
9 13 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (0.63%) Solaris
11 11 (0.58%) Embedded Linux
12 10 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (0.47%) Mac OS
14 8 (0.42%) Kali Linux
14 8 (0.42%) Windows XP
15 6 (0.31%) Windows 10
16 5 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
17 4 (0.21%) VxWorks
18 3 (0.16%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 566 (29.65%) Agile Software Development
2 310 (16.24%) Software Engineering
3 305 (15.98%) Test Automation
4 202 (10.58%) Scrum
5 179 (9.38%) Project Management
6 174 (9.11%) Business Analysis
7 164 (8.59%) Analytics
8 158 (8.28%) SDLC
9 151 (7.91%) Risk Management
10 141 (7.39%) ITIL
11 137 (7.18%) DevOps
12 129 (6.76%) Data Management
13 128 (6.71%) User Acceptance Testing
14 125 (6.55%) Data Analysis
14 125 (6.55%) Stakeholder Management
15 119 (6.23%) Business Intelligence
16 117 (6.13%) Product Management
17 115 (6.02%) UML
18 114 (5.97%) Unit Testing
19 112 (5.87%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 356 (18.65%) SQL
2 318 (16.66%) Java
3 214 (11.21%) C
4 183 (9.59%) C#
5 173 (9.06%) C++
6 161 (8.43%) JavaScript
7 159 (8.33%) Python
8 67 (3.51%) MATLAB
9 51 (2.67%) R
10 50 (2.62%) PowerShell
11 38 (1.99%) Shell Script
12 36 (1.89%) Apex Code
13 33 (1.73%) Ruby
14 31 (1.62%) PHP
14 31 (1.62%) PL/SQL
15 29 (1.52%) TypeScript
16 27 (1.41%) VB.NET
17 26 (1.36%) Perl
18 23 (1.20%) Bash Shell
18 23 (1.20%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 421 (22.05%) Degree
2 186 (9.74%) Security Cleared
3 76 (3.98%) Computer Science Degree
4 57 (2.99%) SC Cleared
5 42 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
6 40 (2.10%) ISTQB
7 39 (2.04%) ISEB
8 38 (1.99%) DV Cleared
9 31 (1.62%) CCIE
10 29 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
11 27 (1.41%) MCSE
12 26 (1.36%) CCNA
12 26 (1.36%) CCNP
12 26 (1.36%) MBA
13 24 (1.26%) PhD
14 23 (1.20%) Master's Degree
15 22 (1.15%) CISSP
16 21 (1.10%) Numerate Degree
17 18 (0.94%) CCNP Voice
17 18 (0.94%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 275 (14.41%) QA
2 95 (4.98%) SLA
3 72 (3.77%) Data Quality
4 44 (2.30%) Disclosure Scotland
5 31 (1.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 30 (1.57%) PMO
7 25 (1.31%) MiFID
8 19 (1.00%) PCI DSS
9 15 (0.79%) GDPR
9 15 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 14 (0.73%) Dodd-Frank
10 14 (0.73%) EMIR
11 11 (0.58%) GMP
12 9 (0.47%) DO-178B
13 8 (0.42%) GAMP
13 8 (0.42%) GxP
13 8 (0.42%) ISO 13485
14 7 (0.37%) COBIT
14 7 (0.37%) ISO 9001
15 6 (0.31%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 110 (5.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 80 (4.19%) Active Directory
3 70 (3.67%) Hyper-V
4 39 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
5 27 (1.41%) Firmware
6 21 (1.10%) vSphere
7 19 (1.00%) Docker
8 17 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
9 13 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
9 13 (0.68%) XenApp
9 13 (0.68%) XenDesktop
10 10 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
11 9 (0.47%) VMware NSX
12 8 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.16%) HDFS
13 3 (0.16%) KVM
14 2 (0.10%) VMware Server
15 1 (0.052%) ProxySG
15 1 (0.052%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 71 (3.72%) Puppet
2 29 (1.52%) Ansible
3 28 (1.47%) SCCM
3 28 (1.47%) ZABBIX
4 23 (1.20%) Nagios
4 23 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (0.94%) Cisco IPCC
5 18 (0.94%) Cisco UCCE
5 18 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
6 17 (0.89%) Cacti
7 14 (0.73%) SCOM
7 14 (0.73%) vCenter Server
8 12 (0.63%) Terraform
9 9 (0.47%) Grafana
9 9 (0.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 8 (0.42%) FortiGate
10 8 (0.42%) HP Fortify
10 8 (0.42%) Nessus
10 8 (0.42%) vRealize
11 5 (0.26%) Nmap
Vendors
1 275 (14.41%) Microsoft
2 197 (10.32%) Oracle
3 144 (7.54%) VMware
4 111 (5.81%) Cisco
5 83 (4.35%) EMC
6 78 (4.09%) Google
6 78 (4.09%) Salesforce.com
7 66 (3.46%) Citrix
8 56 (2.93%) SAP
9 51 (2.67%) Pega
9 51 (2.67%) Tableau
10 29 (1.52%) IBM
11 28 (1.47%) HP
12 24 (1.26%) F5
13 21 (1.10%) CA
14 20 (1.05%) Juniper
14 20 (1.05%) Splunk
15 18 (0.94%) Atlassian
15 18 (0.94%) CheckPoint
15 18 (0.94%) JD Edwards