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

Validation
UK
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 316 319 324
Rank change year-on-year +3 +5 -4
Permanent jobs citing Validation 1794 1997 2178
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.02% 1.01% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 1.14% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1296 1493 1439
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £73,750 £76,050
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% +3.53%

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 158356 175503 192296
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.94% 89.07% 88.16%
Number of salaries quoted 125505 146405 157070
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 0 1681 £50,000 +11.11% 147
UK excluding London -19 1079 £45,000 +5.88% 109
London +20 677 £60,000 +9.09% 54
North of England +77 292 £40,000 +6.67% 28
South East -75 218 £47,500 +5.56% 19
East of England -21 174 £42,500 - 10
North West +54 172 £40,000 +17.65% 16
Midlands +3 161 £45,000 +5.88% 11
South West -7 150 £40,000 +0.63% 25
West Midlands +28 138 £46,000 +15.00% 8
Yorkshire +41 96 £41,500 -2.35% 10
Scotland -13 52 £57,500 +21.05% 16
Wales +10 34 £45,000 +28.57%
North East +34 24 £36,500 +35.19% 2
East Midlands -22 24 £39,000 -22.00% 3
Northern Ireland -20 2 £55,000 +115.69%

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 484 (26.98%) Agile Software Development
2 392 (21.85%) Finance
3 371 (20.68%) Degree
4 337 (18.78%) SQL
5 288 (16.05%) Java
6 279 (15.55%) Analytical Skills
7 272 (15.16%) Microsoft
8 254 (14.16%) Software Engineering
9 242 (13.49%) Test Automation
10 226 (12.60%) QA
11 199 (11.09%) Project Management
12 190 (10.59%) SQL Server
13 186 (10.37%) Business Analysis
14 184 (10.26%) Linux
15 180 (10.03%) Oracle
16 170 (9.48%) Scrum
17 169 (9.42%) Security Cleared
18 165 (9.20%) SDLC
19 163 (9.09%) Computer Science
20 159 (8.86%) C
21 153 (8.53%) Analytics
22 152 (8.47%) C++
23 148 (8.25%) Web Services
24 146 (8.14%) C#
25 140 (7.80%) JavaScript
26 138 (7.69%) Windows
27 136 (7.58%) Python
28 135 (7.53%) Microsoft Excel
28 135 (7.53%) ITIL
29 134 (7.47%) User Acceptance Testing

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 95 (5.30%) Tomcat
2 63 (3.51%) Apache
3 62 (3.46%) SAS
3 62 (3.46%) WebLogic
4 51 (2.84%) IIS
5 47 (2.62%) Documentum
5 47 (2.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 36 (2.01%) Confluence
7 34 (1.90%) CMS
8 28 (1.56%) WebSphere
9 27 (1.51%) JBoss
10 20 (1.11%) Apache Geronimo
10 20 (1.11%) SharePoint
10 20 (1.11%) WildFly
11 19 (1.06%) Apache Spark
12 17 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
13 13 (0.72%) OpenStack
14 12 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
15 7 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 6 (0.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 135 (7.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 95 (5.30%) Microsoft Office
3 49 (2.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 32 (1.78%) MS Visio
5 23 (1.28%) Simulink
6 22 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
7 10 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (0.45%) SPSS
9 6 (0.33%) SOLIDWORKS
10 5 (0.28%) Photoshop
11 4 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 4 (0.22%) InVision
12 3 (0.17%) Doxygen
12 3 (0.17%) GNU Octave
13 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
14 1 (0.056%) CATIA
14 1 (0.056%) Mathcad
14 1 (0.056%) S-PLUS
14 1 (0.056%) Stateflow
14 1 (0.056%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 33 (1.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (1.51%) Oracle BPM
3 20 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
4 14 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
5 13 (0.72%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 12 (0.67%) Northgate Housing
7 8 (0.45%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 7 (0.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 6 (0.33%) Eloqua
9 6 (0.33%) Endur
10 4 (0.22%) Oracle HRMS
11 3 (0.17%) Markit EDM
11 3 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
11 3 (0.17%) Orchard Housing
11 3 (0.17%) SessionCam
12 2 (0.11%) Cerner Millennium
12 2 (0.11%) SAP CRM
12 2 (0.11%) SAP HCM
12 2 (0.11%) SAP SD
12 2 (0.11%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 123 (6.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 117 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
3 42 (2.34%) Google Cloud Platform
4 41 (2.29%) SaaS
5 30 (1.67%) GitHub
6 28 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
7 21 (1.17%) IaaS
7 21 (1.17%) PaaS
8 16 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
9 11 (0.61%) Force.com
10 10 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
10 10 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
11 9 (0.50%) Amazon S3
11 9 (0.50%) Google Analytics
12 7 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
13 6 (0.33%) Adobe Analytics
13 6 (0.33%) Office 365
13 6 (0.33%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 5 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
15 3 (0.17%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 71 (3.96%) Firewall
2 58 (3.23%) DNS
3 44 (2.45%) LAN
4 37 (2.06%) VoIP
4 37 (2.06%) WAN
4 37 (2.06%) Wireless
5 36 (2.01%) Internet
6 35 (1.95%) HTTP
6 35 (1.95%) TCP/IP
7 34 (1.90%) DHCP
8 28 (1.56%) Ethernet
9 25 (1.39%) Cisco ASA
10 23 (1.28%) SAN
11 21 (1.17%) BGP
11 21 (1.17%) Bluetooth
11 21 (1.17%) SMTP
12 20 (1.11%) FTP
13 19 (1.06%) IPsec
13 19 (1.06%) Network Security
14 18 (1.00%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 190 (10.59%) SQL Server
2 93 (5.18%) MySQL
3 91 (5.07%) Relational Database
4 66 (3.68%) Big Data
5 63 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 57 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
7 48 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 47 (2.62%) Hadoop
9 45 (2.51%) Oracle Reports
10 37 (2.06%) BusinessObjects
11 35 (1.95%) Oracle Database
12 30 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
13 29 (1.62%) Data Mining
14 28 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 25 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
16 24 (1.34%) QlikView
17 21 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
18 19 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
18 19 (1.06%) Power BI
19 18 (1.00%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 130 (7.25%) Selenium
2 113 (6.30%) Jenkins
3 110 (6.13%) Git (software)
4 88 (4.91%) JIRA
5 84 (4.68%) Maven
6 56 (3.12%) Subversion
7 38 (2.12%) Visual Studio
8 34 (1.90%) JUnit
9 31 (1.73%) Cucumber
10 26 (1.45%) Ant
11 24 (1.34%) Appium
11 24 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
12 23 (1.28%) Rational DOORS
13 22 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 22 (1.23%) Mercurial
14 20 (1.11%) Eclipse
15 18 (1.00%) TestNG
16 15 (0.84%) Zephyr
17 12 (0.67%) NUnit
17 12 (0.67%) SoapUI
General
1 392 (21.85%) Finance
2 113 (6.30%) Retail
3 104 (5.80%) Manufacturing
4 101 (5.63%) Banking
5 95 (5.30%) Electronics
6 82 (4.57%) Marketing
7 65 (3.62%) Telecoms
8 60 (3.34%) Legal
9 46 (2.56%) Investment Banking
10 35 (1.95%) Pharmaceutical
11 28 (1.56%) Front Office
12 27 (1.51%) Aerospace
13 26 (1.45%) Retail Banking
14 25 (1.39%) Automotive
14 25 (1.39%) Military
15 23 (1.28%) Advertising
16 20 (1.11%) Back Office
17 18 (1.00%) German Language
18 16 (0.89%) Billing
19 15 (0.84%) Law
Job Titles
1 361 (20.12%) Analyst
2 292 (16.28%) Developer
3 163 (9.09%) Architect
4 132 (7.36%) Business Analyst
5 98 (5.46%) Consultant
6 92 (5.13%) Software Engineer
7 80 (4.46%) Systems Engineer
8 62 (3.46%) Java Developer
9 54 (3.01%) Senior Analyst
10 53 (2.95%) Java Engineer
11 52 (2.90%) Administrator
11 52 (2.90%) Data Analyst
11 52 (2.90%) Tester
12 50 (2.79%) Senior Developer
13 46 (2.56%) Test Engineer
14 42 (2.34%) SQL Developer
15 39 (2.17%) Embedded Engineer
16 37 (2.06%) QA Engineer
17 35 (1.95%) Support Analyst
18 33 (1.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (8.25%) Web Services
2 130 (7.25%) HTML
3 113 (6.30%) REST
4 111 (6.19%) SOAP
4 111 (6.19%) Spring
5 108 (6.02%) .NET
6 95 (5.30%) CSS
7 91 (5.07%) Middleware
8 87 (4.85%) XML
9 70 (3.90%) HTML5
10 66 (3.68%) jQuery
11 59 (3.29%) J2EE
12 56 (3.12%) Hibernate
13 49 (2.73%) JSON
14 47 (2.62%) CSS3
15 44 (2.45%) AngularJS
16 31 (1.73%) RESTful
17 27 (1.51%) Oracle Fusion
18 26 (1.45%) Struts
18 26 (1.45%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 279 (15.55%) Analytical Skills
2 163 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 121 (6.74%) User Experience
4 120 (6.69%) Management Information System
5 75 (4.18%) Data Centre
6 70 (3.90%) Virtual Team
7 66 (3.68%) Mobile App
8 59 (3.29%) Enterprise Software
9 57 (3.18%) Algorithms
10 51 (2.84%) Greenfield Project
11 40 (2.23%) Life Science
12 38 (2.12%) Embedded Systems
13 31 (1.73%) Data Structures
14 27 (1.51%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 27 (1.51%) Fintech
15 24 (1.34%) Credit Risk
16 13 (0.72%) Market Risk
16 13 (0.72%) Public Cloud
17 12 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 12 (0.67%) Home Automation
Operating Systems
1 184 (10.26%) Linux
2 138 (7.69%) Windows
3 67 (3.73%) Unix
4 60 (3.34%) Windows Server
5 53 (2.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 48 (2.68%) Android
7 46 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (1.06%) Debian
9 16 (0.89%) Apple iOS
9 16 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (0.67%) Embedded Linux
11 9 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (0.45%) Kali Linux
13 7 (0.39%) AIX
13 7 (0.39%) Windows 10
14 5 (0.28%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
14 5 (0.28%) VxWorks
15 4 (0.22%) Windows 7
16 3 (0.17%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 484 (26.98%) Agile Software Development
2 254 (14.16%) Software Engineering
3 242 (13.49%) Test Automation
4 199 (11.09%) Project Management
5 186 (10.37%) Business Analysis
6 170 (9.48%) Scrum
7 165 (9.20%) SDLC
8 153 (8.53%) Analytics
9 135 (7.53%) ITIL
10 134 (7.47%) User Acceptance Testing
11 133 (7.41%) DevOps
12 131 (7.30%) CRM
13 122 (6.80%) Data Management
14 121 (6.74%) Risk Management
15 119 (6.63%) Business Intelligence
16 117 (6.52%) Mentoring
17 113 (6.30%) SOA
18 109 (6.08%) Stakeholder Management
18 109 (6.08%) UML
18 109 (6.08%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 337 (18.78%) SQL
2 288 (16.05%) Java
3 159 (8.86%) C
4 152 (8.47%) C++
5 146 (8.14%) C#
6 140 (7.80%) JavaScript
7 136 (7.58%) Python
8 53 (2.95%) PHP
9 44 (2.45%) Embedded C
10 37 (2.06%) PowerShell
11 36 (2.01%) R
12 34 (1.90%) MATLAB
13 33 (1.84%) Perl
14 31 (1.73%) Shell Script
15 30 (1.67%) PL/SQL
16 27 (1.51%) Ruby
17 26 (1.45%) Embedded C++
18 24 (1.34%) T-SQL
19 23 (1.28%) VB
19 23 (1.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 371 (20.68%) Degree
2 169 (9.42%) Security Cleared
3 71 (3.96%) Computer Science Degree
4 63 (3.51%) SC Cleared
5 47 (2.62%) Cisco Certification
6 38 (2.12%) ISEB
7 31 (1.73%) ISTQB
8 30 (1.67%) CCIE
9 27 (1.51%) CCNP
10 25 (1.39%) Master's Degree
10 25 (1.39%) PhD
11 24 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
12 22 (1.23%) DV Cleared
13 21 (1.17%) MCSE
14 20 (1.11%) MBA
15 18 (1.00%) CCNA
16 17 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
17 15 (0.84%) HND
17 15 (0.84%) Numerate Degree
18 13 (0.72%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 226 (12.60%) QA
2 114 (6.35%) SLA
3 58 (3.23%) Data Quality
4 47 (2.62%) Disclosure Scotland
5 27 (1.51%) PMO
6 23 (1.28%) MiFID
7 22 (1.23%) PCI DSS
7 22 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 14 (0.78%) Dodd-Frank
8 14 (0.78%) GMP
9 13 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 11 (0.61%) EMIR
10 11 (0.61%) GDPR
11 8 (0.45%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 8 (0.45%) DO-254
11 8 (0.45%) IEC 61508
11 8 (0.45%) RMADS
12 7 (0.39%) COBIT
12 7 (0.39%) GxP
12 7 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 87 (4.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 78 (4.35%) Active Directory
3 61 (3.40%) Hyper-V
4 44 (2.45%) Firmware
5 26 (1.45%) Docker
6 25 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
7 21 (1.17%) vSphere
8 12 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
9 10 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (0.56%) XenApp
10 9 (0.50%) XenDesktop
11 7 (0.39%) HDFS
12 5 (0.28%) VMware NSX
13 4 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 4 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
14 3 (0.17%) iptables
14 3 (0.17%) KVM
14 3 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
15 2 (0.11%) Sendmail
15 2 (0.11%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 94 (5.24%) Puppet
2 38 (2.12%) Ansible
3 28 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
4 27 (1.51%) SCCM
5 26 (1.45%) ZABBIX
6 19 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
7 12 (0.67%) Grafana
7 12 (0.67%) SCOM
7 12 (0.67%) Terraform
8 10 (0.56%) Cisco IPCC
8 10 (0.56%) Cisco UCCE
9 9 (0.50%) Nessus
10 8 (0.45%) FortiGate
10 8 (0.45%) HP Fortify
10 8 (0.45%) Nagios
11 5 (0.28%) Cacti
11 5 (0.28%) Nmap
11 5 (0.28%) vCenter Server
11 5 (0.28%) WebInspect
12 4 (0.22%) vRealize
Vendors
1 272 (15.16%) Microsoft
2 180 (10.03%) Oracle
3 113 (6.30%) VMware
4 93 (5.18%) Cisco
5 84 (4.68%) EMC
5 84 (4.68%) Salesforce.com
6 75 (4.18%) Google
7 67 (3.73%) Citrix
8 58 (3.23%) SAP
9 54 (3.01%) Tableau
10 51 (2.84%) Pega
11 35 (1.95%) IBM
12 32 (1.78%) Splunk
13 31 (1.73%) Juniper
14 30 (1.67%) HP
15 29 (1.62%) hybris
16 23 (1.28%) F5
17 21 (1.17%) CheckPoint
17 21 (1.17%) Cognizant
18 20 (1.11%) Cognos