Period
to 18 January 2018

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 18 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 299 319 348
Rank change year-on-year +20 +29 -7
Permanent jobs citing Validation 1,855 1,775 1,925
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.07% 1.00% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 1.12% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1,371 1,275 1,362
UK median annual salary £51,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.44% - -2.17%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +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 156,280 158,751 184,245
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.85% 89.53% 88.87%
Number of salaries quoted 125,337 131,258 152,786
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 18 January 2018.

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 18 January 2018. 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 +23 1,749 £50,000 +11.11% 479
UK excluding London -6 1,018 £45,000 +5.88% 417
London +57 792 £58,000 +5.45% 93
South East -29 267 £47,500 +5.56% 84
North of England -42 224 £50,000 +29.03% 67
Midlands +31 175 £45,000 +20.00% 97
North West -11 152 £47,500 +39.71% 37
East of England +38 146 £43,000 -9.47% 72
South West +3 138 £40,000 -15.79% 66
West Midlands +18 137 £45,000 +12.50% 76
Yorkshire -31 53 £52,500 +31.25% 26
Scotland -22 48 £57,500 +4.55% 10
East Midlands +28 39 £38,500 +2.67% 19
North East -2 19 £62,500 +119.30% 4
Wales -21 15 £24,500 -30.00% 20
Northern Ireland - 7 - - 1

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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.

1 526 (28.36%) Agile Software Development
2 434 (23.40%) Degree
2 434 (23.40%) Finance
3 348 (18.76%) SQL
4 329 (17.74%) Java
5 313 (16.87%) Software Engineering
6 294 (15.85%) Analytical Skills
7 286 (15.42%) Test Automation
8 272 (14.66%) QA
9 253 (13.64%) Microsoft
10 235 (12.67%) Linux
11 221 (11.91%) C
12 202 (10.89%) Computer Science
13 197 (10.62%) C++
14 190 (10.24%) C#
15 180 (9.70%) Windows
16 179 (9.65%) Scrum
17 176 (9.49%) JavaScript
18 174 (9.38%) Python
19 170 (9.16%) SQL Server
20 169 (9.11%) HTML
21 166 (8.95%) Banking
22 159 (8.57%) Project Management
23 153 (8.25%) Analytics
24 143 (7.71%) Git (software)
24 143 (7.71%) Selenium
25 140 (7.55%) Security Cleared
26 136 (7.33%) Oracle
27 135 (7.28%) ITIL
27 135 (7.28%) Microsoft Azure

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 57 (3.07%) SAS
2 47 (2.53%) Confluence
2 47 (2.53%) Tomcat
3 31 (1.67%) IIS
4 29 (1.56%) Apache
4 29 (1.56%) WebSphere
5 26 (1.40%) Apache Spark
6 21 (1.13%) CMS
6 21 (1.13%) JBoss
7 19 (1.02%) Documentum
8 17 (0.92%) WebLogic
9 10 (0.54%) SharePoint
10 9 (0.49%) Apache Geronimo
10 9 (0.49%) WildFly
11 8 (0.43%) Gentran
12 6 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
12 6 (0.32%) OpenStack
12 6 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (0.27%) iPlanet
Applications
1 124 (6.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 100 (5.39%) Microsoft Office
3 48 (2.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (1.29%) MS Visio
5 22 (1.19%) Simulink
6 15 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
7 8 (0.43%) SOLIDWORKS
8 7 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.22%) CPLEX
11 3 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
11 3 (0.16%) SPSS
12 2 (0.11%) CATIA
12 2 (0.11%) Moqups
12 2 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
12 2 (0.11%) Stateflow
12 2 (0.11%) UXPin
13 1 (0.054%) Chatbot
13 1 (0.054%) InVision
Business Applications
1 14 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.59%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 9 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 5 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 5 (0.27%) Northgate Housing
5 5 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.22%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.22%) OpenText MBPM
6 4 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (0.22%) Relativity
6 4 (0.22%) ReMetrica
7 3 (0.16%) Temenos T24
8 2 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle AML
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.11%) Sage 200
8 2 (0.11%) Sage X3
8 2 (0.11%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 135 (7.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 112 (6.04%) Amazon AWS
3 60 (3.23%) SaaS
4 47 (2.53%) Google Cloud Platform
5 31 (1.67%) Office 365
6 23 (1.24%) PaaS
7 22 (1.19%) GitHub
8 19 (1.02%) IaaS
9 17 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
10 16 (0.86%) npm
11 15 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
12 14 (0.75%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 12 (0.65%) BlazeMeter
13 12 (0.65%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 10 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
15 8 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
16 5 (0.27%) Amazon S3
16 5 (0.27%) FinancialForce
17 4 (0.22%) BrowserStack
18 2 (0.11%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 62 (3.34%) Internet
2 42 (2.26%) HTTP
3 38 (2.05%) VoIP
4 37 (1.99%) Firewall
5 33 (1.78%) TCP/IP
6 20 (1.08%) DNS
7 19 (1.02%) LAN
8 17 (0.92%) Ethernet
8 17 (0.92%) Network Security
8 17 (0.92%) SAN
8 17 (0.92%) Wireless
9 15 (0.81%) Bluetooth
10 14 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
10 14 (0.75%) DHCP
10 14 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
11 13 (0.70%) VSAT
11 13 (0.70%) WAN
12 12 (0.65%) IPv4
12 12 (0.65%) MQTT
12 12 (0.65%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (9.16%) SQL Server
2 128 (6.90%) Relational Database
3 93 (5.01%) Big Data
4 87 (4.69%) MySQL
5 78 (4.20%) Data Warehouse
6 54 (2.91%) Hadoop
7 42 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 37 (1.99%) Oracle Database
9 34 (1.83%) RDBMS
10 32 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 28 (1.51%) Data Mining
12 23 (1.24%) NoSQL
13 20 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 19 (1.02%) Oracle Database 10g
14 19 (1.02%) QlikView
15 16 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
15 16 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
16 15 (0.81%) MongoDB
16 15 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
17 14 (0.75%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 143 (7.71%) Git (software)
1 143 (7.71%) Selenium
2 120 (6.47%) JIRA
3 91 (4.91%) Cucumber
4 66 (3.56%) Jenkins
5 50 (2.70%) JUnit
6 49 (2.64%) Subversion
7 43 (2.32%) Visual Studio
8 42 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
9 37 (1.99%) TestNG
9 37 (1.99%) WebDriver
10 33 (1.78%) Jasmine
10 33 (1.78%) Zephyr
11 31 (1.67%) Mercurial
12 25 (1.35%) JMeter
12 25 (1.35%) SoapUI
13 24 (1.29%) Rational DOORS
14 21 (1.13%) ClearCase
14 21 (1.13%) Maven
15 20 (1.08%) Grunt
General
1 434 (23.40%) Finance
2 166 (8.95%) Banking
3 83 (4.47%) Telecoms
4 81 (4.37%) Legal
5 71 (3.83%) Manufacturing
6 69 (3.72%) Marketing
7 65 (3.50%) Electronics
7 65 (3.50%) Investment Banking
8 61 (3.29%) Retail
9 36 (1.94%) Front Office
10 34 (1.83%) Advertising
11 33 (1.78%) Military
11 33 (1.78%) Retail Banking
12 32 (1.73%) Back Office
13 31 (1.67%) Law
14 29 (1.56%) Automotive
15 25 (1.35%) Games
15 25 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
16 19 (1.02%) German Language
17 18 (0.97%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 402 (21.67%) Analyst
2 276 (14.88%) Developer
3 137 (7.39%) Business Analyst
4 113 (6.09%) Architect
5 102 (5.50%) Tester
6 96 (5.18%) Software Engineer
7 82 (4.42%) Consultant
8 66 (3.56%) Administrator
9 63 (3.40%) Senior Developer
10 62 (3.34%) Software Developer
11 59 (3.18%) Data Analyst
12 58 (3.13%) Automation Tester
12 58 (3.13%) Java Developer
13 57 (3.07%) Systems Engineer
14 54 (2.91%) Test Engineer
15 51 (2.75%) Test Analyst
16 48 (2.59%) Senior Analyst
17 44 (2.37%) Embedded Engineer
18 42 (2.26%) Senior Tester
19 41 (2.21%) Senior Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (9.11%) HTML
2 131 (7.06%) CSS
3 109 (5.88%) HTML5
4 107 (5.77%) .NET
5 99 (5.34%) jQuery
6 85 (4.58%) REST
7 77 (4.15%) Spring
8 73 (3.94%) Web Services
9 72 (3.88%) Mason
10 69 (3.72%) AngularJS
11 57 (3.07%) Middleware
11 57 (3.07%) SOAP
12 50 (2.70%) JSON
13 47 (2.53%) CSS3
14 43 (2.32%) ASP.NET
15 40 (2.16%) XML
16 36 (1.94%) J2EE
17 32 (1.73%) Visualforce
18 29 (1.56%) RESTful
18 29 (1.56%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 294 (15.85%) Analytical Skills
2 202 (10.89%) Computer Science
3 117 (6.31%) Management Information System
4 80 (4.31%) User Experience
5 79 (4.26%) Mobile App
6 78 (4.20%) Algorithms
7 63 (3.40%) Data Centre
8 52 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
9 45 (2.43%) Data Structures
9 45 (2.43%) Fintech
10 41 (2.21%) Virtual Team
11 40 (2.16%) Credit Risk
12 34 (1.83%) Embedded Systems
13 32 (1.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 26 (1.40%) Media Streaming
15 24 (1.29%) Equities
16 21 (1.13%) Derivative
16 21 (1.13%) Hedge funds
16 21 (1.13%) Market Risk
17 20 (1.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 235 (12.67%) Linux
2 180 (9.70%) Windows
3 57 (3.07%) Windows Server
4 52 (2.80%) Android
5 46 (2.48%) Unix
6 39 (2.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 38 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 27 (1.46%) Debian
8 27 (1.46%) Solaris
9 25 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (0.97%) Embedded Linux
11 17 (0.92%) Windows 10
12 14 (0.75%) Apple iOS
13 7 (0.38%) Mac OS
13 7 (0.38%) VMS
13 7 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (0.38%) Windows XP
14 6 (0.32%) ThreadX
15 4 (0.22%) VxWorks
16 3 (0.16%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 526 (28.36%) Agile Software Development
2 313 (16.87%) Software Engineering
3 286 (15.42%) Test Automation
4 179 (9.65%) Scrum
5 159 (8.57%) Project Management
6 153 (8.25%) Analytics
7 135 (7.28%) ITIL
8 133 (7.17%) Risk Management
9 129 (6.95%) Business Analysis
10 125 (6.74%) Mathematics
11 115 (6.20%) SDLC
12 113 (6.09%) Data Analysis
13 111 (5.98%) Continuous Improvement
14 110 (5.93%) Product Management
14 110 (5.93%) Stakeholder Management
15 109 (5.88%) Unit Testing
16 106 (5.71%) Data Modelling
17 105 (5.66%) UML
18 104 (5.61%) TDD
19 102 (5.50%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 348 (18.76%) SQL
2 329 (17.74%) Java
3 221 (11.91%) C
4 197 (10.62%) C++
5 190 (10.24%) C#
6 176 (9.49%) JavaScript
7 174 (9.38%) Python
8 81 (4.37%) MATLAB
9 62 (3.34%) R
10 60 (3.23%) Apex Code
11 50 (2.70%) TypeScript
12 37 (1.99%) PowerShell
13 36 (1.94%) Shell Script
14 33 (1.78%) PHP
15 30 (1.62%) Ruby
16 25 (1.35%) Bash Shell
17 24 (1.29%) VB
17 24 (1.29%) VB.NET
18 23 (1.24%) Embedded C
18 23 (1.24%) Perl
Qualifications
1 434 (23.40%) Degree
2 140 (7.55%) Security Cleared
3 84 (4.53%) Computer Science Degree
4 55 (2.96%) SC Cleared
5 44 (2.37%) ISTQB
6 43 (2.32%) ISEB
7 35 (1.89%) PhD
8 33 (1.78%) DV Cleared
9 31 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 26 (1.40%) MCSE
11 25 (1.35%) MBA
12 24 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
12 24 (1.29%) CISSP
13 23 (1.24%) Master's Degree
14 22 (1.19%) CCNP
15 21 (1.13%) Numerate Degree
16 20 (1.08%) CISM
17 19 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 18 (0.97%) CCNA
19 17 (0.92%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 272 (14.66%) QA
2 74 (3.99%) Data Quality
3 53 (2.86%) SLA
4 31 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 28 (1.51%) MiFID
6 23 (1.24%) PMO
7 22 (1.19%) GDPR
8 17 (0.92%) ISO 9001
9 14 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
9 14 (0.75%) Dodd-Frank
9 14 (0.75%) EMIR
10 13 (0.70%) PCI DSS
11 12 (0.65%) DO-178B
11 12 (0.65%) ISO 13485
12 9 (0.49%) IEC 61508
12 9 (0.49%) IFRS
12 9 (0.49%) IFRS 9
13 8 (0.43%) GAMP
14 7 (0.38%) MISRA
14 7 (0.38%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 79 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 64 (3.45%) Hyper-V
3 60 (3.23%) Active Directory
4 28 (1.51%) Firmware
4 28 (1.51%) VMware ESXi
5 26 (1.40%) Docker
6 18 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (0.54%) vSphere
8 9 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
8 9 (0.49%) XenApp
8 9 (0.49%) XenDesktop
9 8 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
10 7 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.27%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.11%) Apache Flume
12 2 (0.11%) HDFS
12 2 (0.11%) vCloud
13 1 (0.054%) KVM
13 1 (0.054%) NFS
13 1 (0.054%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 33 (1.78%) Puppet
2 28 (1.51%) SCCM
3 23 (1.24%) Nagios
4 22 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
5 21 (1.13%) HP Quality Center
6 19 (1.02%) Cacti
7 18 (0.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 13 (0.70%) Ansible
8 13 (0.70%) Cisco IPCC
8 13 (0.70%) Cisco UCCE
8 13 (0.70%) Terraform
8 13 (0.70%) vCenter Server
9 12 (0.65%) Kubernetes
10 11 (0.59%) SCOM
11 9 (0.49%) ZABBIX
12 8 (0.43%) CSIRT
13 6 (0.32%) BladeLogic
13 6 (0.32%) WebInspect
14 5 (0.27%) vRealize
15 4 (0.22%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 253 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 136 (7.33%) Oracle
3 110 (5.93%) Salesforce.com
3 110 (5.93%) VMware
4 79 (4.26%) Cisco
5 77 (4.15%) Google
6 54 (2.91%) Tableau
7 49 (2.64%) Citrix
8 42 (2.26%) EMC
9 41 (2.21%) SAP
10 33 (1.78%) IBM
11 23 (1.24%) Pega
12 19 (1.02%) Atlassian
12 19 (1.02%) HP
13 18 (0.97%) Teradata
14 16 (0.86%) CA
14 16 (0.86%) Intel
15 12 (0.65%) JD Edwards
15 12 (0.65%) Red Hat
16 11 (0.59%) Bloomberg