Period
to 16 September 2019

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 16 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
UK
6 months to
16 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 257 296 328
Rank change year-on-year +39 +32 +1
Permanent jobs citing Validation 1,869 1,868 1,812
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.33% 1.13% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 1.23% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1,333 1,209 1,332
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,129 £31,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 129,751 152,070 162,819
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.10% 91.77% 92.31%
Number of salaries quoted 101,860 121,004 128,564
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 16 September 2019.

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 16 September 2019. 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 +36 1,750 £47,500 - 392
UK excluding London +61 1,260 £45,000 - 359
London +18 556 £65,000 +8.33% 79
South East +66 394 £53,000 +11.58% 83
North of England +89 386 £40,000 -11.11% 56
Yorkshire +132 267 £40,000 -31.91% 28
Midlands -14 166 £45,000 - 50
West Midlands +54 147 £45,000 - 39
East of England +64 138 £47,500 +5.56% 63
North West -19 99 £40,000 +6.67% 22
South West -63 97 £50,000 +19.76% 61
Scotland +41 54 £50,000 - 18
Wales -13 28 £40,000 +37.32% 26
North East +28 20 £32,000 -24.71% 6
East Midlands -59 18 £45,000 +2.86% 11
Channel Islands - 1 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 16 September 2019, 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.

1 509 (27.23%) Agile Software Development
2 341 (18.25%) SQL
3 334 (17.87%) Degree
4 315 (16.85%) Cisco Certification
5 314 (16.80%) Finance
6 280 (14.98%) Python
7 278 (14.87%) Presales
8 272 (14.55%) CCNP
9 269 (14.39%) Analytical Skills
10 259 (13.86%) Software Engineering
11 254 (13.59%) CCNA
12 252 (13.48%) Java
13 247 (13.22%) Microsoft
14 231 (12.36%) Test Automation
15 229 (12.25%) MPLS
16 225 (12.04%) Internet
17 220 (11.77%) Mentoring
18 208 (11.13%) vCloud
18 208 (11.13%) Problem-Solving
19 199 (10.65%) QA
20 193 (10.33%) Business Intelligence
21 191 (10.22%) Windows
22 187 (10.01%) WAN
22 187 (10.01%) Analytics
23 183 (9.79%) Linux
24 172 (9.20%) C++
25 170 (9.10%) C#
26 168 (8.99%) Azure
27 167 (8.94%) AWS
27 167 (8.94%) 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 60 (3.21%) SharePoint
2 30 (1.61%) Apache Spark
3 29 (1.55%) Skype for Business
4 23 (1.23%) Confluence
5 21 (1.12%) IIS
6 15 (0.80%) SAS
7 10 (0.54%) CMS
8 9 (0.48%) Apache
8 9 (0.48%) Smallworld
9 8 (0.43%) IBM Notes
10 7 (0.37%) Apache Pig
10 7 (0.37%) Oracle UPK
11 6 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (0.32%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.27%) Oracle Service Bus
12 5 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 4 (0.21%) ColdFusion
14 3 (0.16%) Apache Airflow
14 3 (0.16%) MS Exchange
14 3 (0.16%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 89 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 73 (3.91%) Microsoft Office
3 35 (1.87%) InVision
4 34 (1.82%) Sketch
5 27 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 27 (1.44%) MS Visio
6 23 (1.23%) OmniGraffle
7 18 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
8 13 (0.70%) Simulink
9 12 (0.64%) SPSS
10 11 (0.59%) AutoCAD
11 10 (0.54%) Adobe XD
12 4 (0.21%) Chatbot
13 3 (0.16%) InfoPath
13 3 (0.16%) Stata
14 2 (0.11%) Marvel
14 2 (0.11%) Zeplin
15 1 (0.054%) Adobe Illustrator
15 1 (0.054%) GNU Octave
15 1 (0.054%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 20 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.80%) Unit4 Business World
3 11 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
4 10 (0.54%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 8 (0.43%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 7 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
6 7 (0.37%) Oracle Receivables
7 5 (0.27%) PolarLake
8 4 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
8 4 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 4 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
8 4 (0.21%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 3 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
9 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.16%) Workday HCM
10 2 (0.11%) Cognos Controller
10 2 (0.11%) IntelliMatch
10 2 (0.11%) SAP HR
10 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 2 (0.11%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 168 (8.99%) Azure
2 167 (8.94%) AWS
3 74 (3.96%) Office 365
4 66 (3.53%) GCP
5 53 (2.84%) Power Platform
5 53 (2.84%) SaaS
6 33 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
7 31 (1.66%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 28 (1.50%) AWS CloudFormation
9 25 (1.34%) BrowserStack
10 21 (1.12%) GitHub
11 19 (1.02%) PaaS
12 18 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
13 15 (0.80%) Heroku
13 15 (0.80%) IaaS
14 14 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
14 14 (0.75%) Amazon S3
14 14 (0.75%) Datadog
15 13 (0.70%) Force.com
15 13 (0.70%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 229 (12.25%) MPLS
2 225 (12.04%) Internet
3 187 (10.01%) WAN
4 81 (4.33%) Firewall
5 54 (2.89%) VPN
5 54 (2.89%) Wireless
6 48 (2.57%) Network Security
7 45 (2.41%) BGP
7 45 (2.41%) DNS
8 41 (2.19%) DHCP
9 40 (2.14%) LAN
10 32 (1.71%) SSL
10 32 (1.71%) TCP/IP
11 31 (1.66%) Wi-Fi
12 30 (1.61%) Bluetooth
12 30 (1.61%) Skype
13 23 (1.23%) SAN
14 22 (1.18%) Cisco ASA
15 19 (1.02%) RS-232
16 18 (0.96%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (8.24%) SQL Server
2 72 (3.85%) Big Data
3 67 (3.58%) Relational Database
4 66 (3.53%) MySQL
5 58 (3.10%) Data Warehouse
6 53 (2.84%) Power BI
7 46 (2.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 45 (2.41%) Hadoop
9 41 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 31 (1.66%) NoSQL
11 28 (1.50%) MongoDB
11 28 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
12 27 (1.44%) QlikView
13 26 (1.39%) Redis
14 21 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
14 21 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 19 (1.02%) Amazon Aurora
15 19 (1.02%) Data Mining
16 18 (0.96%) Apache Hive
16 18 (0.96%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 124 (6.63%) JIRA
2 98 (5.24%) Git (software)
3 93 (4.98%) Selenium
4 87 (4.65%) Jenkins
5 54 (2.89%) WebDriver
6 49 (2.62%) Cucumber
7 43 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
8 32 (1.71%) TeamCity
8 32 (1.71%) Visual Studio
9 27 (1.44%) IBM UrbanCode
9 27 (1.44%) Octopus Deploy
9 27 (1.44%) Travis CI
10 22 (1.18%) Subversion
11 15 (0.80%) Eclipse
11 15 (0.80%) Robot Framework
12 13 (0.70%) Appium
12 13 (0.70%) Calabash
13 11 (0.59%) Maven
13 11 (0.59%) MSI
13 11 (0.59%) TestRail
General
1 314 (16.80%) Finance
2 117 (6.26%) Retail
3 114 (6.10%) Telecoms
4 111 (5.94%) Marketing
5 109 (5.83%) Electronics
6 85 (4.55%) Banking
7 68 (3.64%) Aerospace
8 57 (3.05%) Manufacturing
9 56 (3.00%) Public Sector
10 38 (2.03%) Billing
11 31 (1.66%) Automotive
11 31 (1.66%) Pharmaceutical
12 30 (1.61%) Games
13 29 (1.55%) Front Office
13 29 (1.55%) Military
14 23 (1.23%) Advertising
15 22 (1.18%) Legal
16 17 (0.91%) Avionics
17 15 (0.80%) Investment Banking
17 15 (0.80%) Law
Job Titles
1 323 (17.28%) Analyst
2 239 (12.79%) Network Engineer
3 172 (9.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 170 (9.10%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 142 (7.60%) Developer
6 131 (7.01%) Software Engineer
7 112 (5.99%) Project Engineer
8 76 (4.07%) Architect
9 74 (3.96%) Business Analyst
10 67 (3.58%) Systems Engineer
11 64 (3.42%) Consultant
12 63 (3.37%) Test Engineer
13 60 (3.21%) Designer
14 59 (3.16%) Senior Software Engineer
15 56 (3.00%) Embedded Engineer
16 54 (2.89%) Data Scientist
17 49 (2.62%) Data Analyst
17 49 (2.62%) Junior
18 46 (2.46%) Embedded Software Engineer
19 44 (2.35%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (4.82%) Web Services
2 89 (4.76%) .NET
2 89 (4.76%) HTML
3 71 (3.80%) CSS
4 59 (3.16%) REST
5 54 (2.89%) Node.js
6 50 (2.68%) SOAP
7 38 (2.03%) JSON
8 34 (1.82%) Middleware
9 31 (1.66%) XML
10 29 (1.55%) HTML5
10 29 (1.55%) Kafka
11 27 (1.44%) Elastic Stack
12 23 (1.23%) AngularJS
12 23 (1.23%) J2EE
13 20 (1.07%) Natural Language Processing
13 20 (1.07%) scikit-learn
13 20 (1.07%) Visualforce
14 19 (1.02%) Spring Boot
15 18 (0.96%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 269 (14.39%) Analytical Skills
2 152 (8.13%) User Experience
3 119 (6.37%) Management Information System
4 81 (4.33%) Self-Motivation
5 66 (3.53%) Data Centre
6 58 (3.10%) Algorithms
7 50 (2.68%) Virtual Team
8 40 (2.14%) Derivative
9 34 (1.82%) Data Structures
10 32 (1.71%) Robotics
10 32 (1.71%) Security Operations Centre
11 29 (1.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 28 (1.50%) Smartphone
13 27 (1.44%) PlayStation
14 25 (1.34%) Equities
15 24 (1.28%) CMDB
15 24 (1.28%) IVR
16 23 (1.23%) Fixed Income
17 22 (1.18%) Credit Risk
17 22 (1.18%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 191 (10.22%) Windows
2 183 (9.79%) Linux
3 59 (3.16%) Windows Server
4 46 (2.46%) Windows 10
5 42 (2.25%) Android
6 38 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 36 (1.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 34 (1.82%) Mac OS
9 32 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
10 31 (1.66%) Apple iOS
11 29 (1.55%) Unix
12 27 (1.44%) Mesosphere
13 26 (1.39%) Windows 7
14 18 (0.96%) Windows 8
15 14 (0.75%) VxWorks
16 7 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 6 (0.32%) FreeRTOS
18 4 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
18 4 (0.21%) Windows XP
19 2 (0.11%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 509 (27.23%) Agile Software Development
2 278 (14.87%) Presales
3 259 (13.86%) Software Engineering
4 231 (12.36%) Test Automation
5 220 (11.77%) Mentoring
6 208 (11.13%) Problem-Solving
7 193 (10.33%) Business Intelligence
8 187 (10.01%) Analytics
9 152 (8.13%) ITIL
10 148 (7.92%) Data Validation
11 145 (7.76%) Project Management
12 140 (7.49%) SDLC
13 127 (6.80%) Project Delivery
14 124 (6.63%) Stakeholder Management
15 123 (6.58%) Change Management
16 114 (6.10%) Scrum
17 110 (5.89%) Open Source
18 108 (5.78%) Continuous Improvement
19 106 (5.67%) Migration
20 105 (5.62%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 341 (18.25%) SQL
2 280 (14.98%) Python
3 252 (13.48%) Java
4 172 (9.20%) C++
5 170 (9.10%) C#
6 167 (8.94%) C
7 152 (8.13%) JavaScript
8 81 (4.33%) PowerShell
9 54 (2.89%) R
10 50 (2.68%) Bash Shell
11 49 (2.62%) MATLAB
12 47 (2.51%) Ruby
13 36 (1.93%) Go
14 31 (1.66%) VBA
15 30 (1.61%) VB
16 27 (1.44%) Embedded C
16 27 (1.44%) T-SQL
17 26 (1.39%) Perl
18 23 (1.23%) Apex Code
18 23 (1.23%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 334 (17.87%) Degree
2 315 (16.85%) Cisco Certification
3 272 (14.55%) CCNP
4 254 (13.59%) CCNA
5 86 (4.60%) Security Cleared
6 65 (3.48%) PhD
7 56 (3.00%) SC Cleared
8 51 (2.73%) CISSP
9 50 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
10 47 (2.51%) DBS Check
11 36 (1.93%) Master's Degree
12 35 (1.87%) MCSE
13 27 (1.44%) ISEB
14 24 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
15 21 (1.12%) DV Cleared
16 20 (1.07%) CCSP
16 20 (1.07%) ISTQB
17 19 (1.02%) CompTIA Security+
18 15 (0.80%) MCSA
19 14 (0.75%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 199 (10.65%) QA
2 97 (5.19%) Data Quality
3 50 (2.68%) SLA
4 33 (1.77%) PMO
5 28 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 20 (1.07%) GDPR
7 16 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 11 (0.59%) CRD IV
9 8 (0.43%) EMIR
9 8 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 8 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 7 (0.37%) COSHH
10 7 (0.37%) Def Stans
10 7 (0.37%) ISO 9001
10 7 (0.37%) MiFID
11 6 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
11 6 (0.32%) MISRA
11 6 (0.32%) MISRA C
12 5 (0.27%) ECSS
12 5 (0.27%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 208 (11.13%) vCloud
2 97 (5.19%) Docker
3 78 (4.17%) Active Directory
4 60 (3.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 45 (2.41%) Firmware
6 38 (2.03%) Hyper-V
7 19 (1.02%) vSphere
8 17 (0.91%) XenApp
9 11 (0.59%) XenDesktop
10 9 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.16%) Apache Flume
13 2 (0.11%) Cronacle
13 2 (0.11%) HDFS
13 2 (0.11%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.054%) MetaFrame
14 1 (0.054%) ProxySG
14 1 (0.054%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 47 (2.51%) Terraform
2 46 (2.46%) Ansible
3 44 (2.35%) Kubernetes
3 44 (2.35%) SCCM
4 33 (1.77%) HP Quality Center
5 31 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (1.55%) Puppet
7 27 (1.44%) Automic
7 27 (1.44%) Consul
7 27 (1.44%) Prometheus
8 25 (1.34%) WSUS
9 18 (0.96%) Cisco CUCM
10 14 (0.75%) Hadoop YARN
11 13 (0.70%) CASB
12 12 (0.64%) Stealthwatch
13 11 (0.59%) NetBackup
13 11 (0.59%) Oozie
14 10 (0.54%) EMC NetWorker
14 10 (0.54%) SCOM
14 10 (0.54%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 247 (13.22%) Microsoft
2 110 (5.89%) Cisco
3 102 (5.46%) Oracle
4 91 (4.87%) VMware
5 71 (3.80%) Salesforce.com
6 56 (3.00%) Tableau
7 51 (2.73%) Citrix
8 50 (2.68%) SAP
9 45 (2.41%) Google
10 43 (2.30%) Adobe
11 40 (2.14%) HP
12 35 (1.87%) EMC
13 31 (1.66%) Splunk
14 30 (1.61%) Remedy
15 28 (1.50%) Fortinet
16 26 (1.39%) Symantec
17 25 (1.34%) Palo Alto
18 22 (1.18%) Dell
19 21 (1.12%) Cognos
20 18 (0.96%) Veeam