Period
to 20 October 2020

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 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 256 253 309
Rank change year-on-year -3 +56 +16
Permanent jobs citing Validation 597 1,776 1,856
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.22% 1.31% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 1.42% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 465 1,329 1,255
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -4.76%
10th Percentile £36,000 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -5.26%

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 45,139 125,482 150,299
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.43% 92.23% 91.93%
Number of salaries quoted 37,179 98,719 119,605
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £33,000 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +5.88%

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 20 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Validation in the UK

Validation
Top 17 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 October 2020. 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 0 564 £52,500 +5.00% 215
UK excluding London -1 364 £47,500 +5.56% 202
London +33 209 £65,000 - 43
North of England +34 126 £47,500 +18.75% 43
South East 0 86 £52,500 +8.83% 50
Work from Home -6 65 £50,000 +18.37% 28
North West +96 57 £42,500 +6.25% 16
East of England +70 52 £45,000 -10.00% 30
Yorkshire -4 51 £52,500 +31.25% 16
Midlands +38 47 £47,500 +5.56% 26
West Midlands +8 32 £48,750 +8.33% 18
South West +58 29 £41,250 -13.16% 22
North East +29 18 £60,000 +33.33% 11
Scotland +62 16 £52,500 +5.00% 16
East Midlands +93 15 £39,000 -22.00% 8
Wales +31 7 £40,000 -5.88% 13
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 20 October 2020, 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.

1 152 (25.46%) Finance
2 136 (22.78%) Agile Software Development
3 123 (20.60%) Degree
4 114 (19.10%) Python
5 109 (18.26%) SQL
6 96 (16.08%) Microsoft
7 88 (14.74%) Test Automation
8 81 (13.57%) C
9 71 (11.89%) Business Intelligence
10 69 (11.56%) Java
11 65 (10.89%) Software Engineering
11 65 (10.89%) Data Validation
12 64 (10.72%) JavaScript
13 61 (10.22%) Windows
14 59 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
14 59 (9.88%) SDLC
15 56 (9.38%) C++
16 52 (8.71%) Computer Science
17 51 (8.54%) Data Analysis
18 50 (8.38%) Linux
19 49 (8.21%) Microsoft Office
20 48 (8.04%) Migration
21 47 (7.87%) Azure
21 47 (7.87%) Problem-Solving
22 46 (7.71%) Selenium
23 45 (7.54%) Oracle
24 44 (7.37%) Analytics
25 43 (7.20%) User Experience
25 43 (7.20%) SQL Server
26 42 (7.04%) Project Management

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 11 (1.84%) Confluence
2 7 (1.17%) Apache
3 4 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (0.67%) nginx
4 3 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (0.50%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.50%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.50%) WildFly
5 2 (0.34%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.34%) SAS
5 2 (0.34%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.17%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.17%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.17%) GemFire
6 1 (0.17%) IIS
6 1 (0.17%) Smallworld
Applications
1 49 (8.21%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (5.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (3.69%) MS Visio
4 15 (2.51%) Simulink
5 8 (1.34%) InVision
5 8 (1.34%) Sketch
6 7 (1.17%) Stateflow
7 5 (0.84%) TargetLink
8 4 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 4 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.34%) OrCAD
10 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.17%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.17%) Mathcad
10 1 (0.17%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (2.01%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.67%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.50%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.34%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.17%) FINCAD Analytics
5 1 (0.17%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.17%) PolarLake
5 1 (0.17%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.17%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.17%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 47 (7.87%) Azure
2 32 (5.36%) Power Platform
3 26 (4.36%) AWS
4 22 (3.69%) SaaS
5 16 (2.68%) GitHub
6 15 (2.51%) Azure Data Factory
7 12 (2.01%) Dynamics 365
8 11 (1.84%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 9 (1.51%) GCP
9 9 (1.51%) IaaS
9 9 (1.51%) PaaS
9 9 (1.51%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 7 (1.17%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 5 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.84%) Heroku
11 5 (0.84%) Office 365
12 4 (0.67%) Amazon Kinesis
12 4 (0.67%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 27 (4.52%) DNS
2 23 (3.85%) Firewall
3 20 (3.35%) 4G
3 20 (3.35%) LAN
4 18 (3.02%) DHCP
5 14 (2.35%) Broadband
5 14 (2.35%) Wi-Fi
6 13 (2.18%) 5G
7 11 (1.84%) 3G
7 11 (1.84%) Ethernet
7 11 (1.84%) Network Security
8 9 (1.51%) 2G
8 9 (1.51%) GPON
8 9 (1.51%) WAN
8 9 (1.51%) Wireless
9 8 (1.34%) BIG-IP
9 8 (1.34%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 7 (1.17%) Diameter Protocol
10 7 (1.17%) RTP
10 7 (1.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (7.20%) SQL Server
2 40 (6.70%) Data Warehouse
3 32 (5.36%) Power BI
4 29 (4.86%) MySQL
5 24 (4.02%) BusinessObjects
6 23 (3.85%) Relational Database
7 22 (3.69%) PostgreSQL
8 17 (2.85%) MS Access
9 13 (2.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (1.84%) MongoDB
11 10 (1.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 9 (1.51%) Azure SQL Database
12 9 (1.51%) Data Mining
12 9 (1.51%) NoSQL
12 9 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (1.34%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 8 (1.34%) GIS
13 8 (1.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 7 (1.17%) Big Data
14 7 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 46 (7.71%) Selenium
2 30 (5.03%) Jenkins
3 28 (4.69%) JIRA
4 23 (3.85%) Visual Studio
5 21 (3.52%) Git (software)
6 15 (2.51%) Subversion
7 14 (2.35%) Cypress.io
8 13 (2.18%) Appium
9 11 (1.84%) SpecFlow
10 10 (1.68%) GCC
11 8 (1.34%) Eclipse
12 7 (1.17%) Cucumber
12 7 (1.17%) Maven
13 6 (1.01%) Postman
13 6 (1.01%) SoapUI
13 6 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (1.01%) TeamCity
14 5 (0.84%) ERwin
14 5 (0.84%) JMeter
14 5 (0.84%) JUnit
General
1 152 (25.46%) Finance
2 34 (5.70%) Electronics
3 33 (5.53%) Manufacturing
4 31 (5.19%) Telecoms
5 27 (4.52%) Marketing
6 22 (3.69%) Automotive
7 19 (3.18%) Aerospace
8 17 (2.85%) Pharmaceutical
8 17 (2.85%) Retail
9 16 (2.68%) Advertising
9 16 (2.68%) Law
10 15 (2.51%) Banking
11 12 (2.01%) Billing
12 11 (1.84%) Legal
13 8 (1.34%) Public Sector
14 7 (1.17%) Games
15 5 (0.84%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.84%) Front Office
15 5 (0.84%) German Language
16 4 (0.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 108 (18.09%) Developer
2 104 (17.42%) Analyst
3 28 (4.69%) Systems Engineer
4 24 (4.02%) Senior Developer
4 24 (4.02%) Test Analyst
5 23 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
6 21 (3.52%) Business Analyst
6 21 (3.52%) Software Engineer
7 20 (3.35%) Product Owner
8 19 (3.18%) Data Analyst
9 18 (3.02%) Design Engineer
9 18 (3.02%) Test Leader
10 16 (2.68%) Data Engineer
10 16 (2.68%) Test Engineer
11 15 (2.51%) Product Manager
11 15 (2.51%) Server Engineer
12 14 (2.35%) Embedded Engineer
13 13 (2.18%) Designer
13 13 (2.18%) Network Engineer
13 13 (2.18%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (6.20%) HTML
2 32 (5.36%) React
3 31 (5.19%) .NET
3 31 (5.19%) CSS
4 26 (4.36%) Node.js
5 20 (3.35%) SOAP
6 18 (3.02%) AngularJS
6 18 (3.02%) Web Services
7 17 (2.85%) HTML5
7 17 (2.85%) XML
8 15 (2.51%) jQuery
9 12 (2.01%) GraphQL
9 12 (2.01%) Visualforce
10 11 (1.84%) Django
11 10 (1.68%) JSON
11 10 (1.68%) Spring
12 9 (1.51%) REST
12 9 (1.51%) RESTful
13 8 (1.34%) Vue.js
14 7 (1.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 59 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (7.20%) User Experience
3 30 (5.03%) Self-Motivation
4 27 (4.52%) Algorithms
5 22 (3.69%) Data Centre
6 20 (3.35%) Mobile App
7 19 (3.18%) Data Structures
8 17 (2.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 17 (2.85%) Management Information System
9 15 (2.51%) Embedded Systems
9 15 (2.51%) PKI
10 12 (2.01%) Equities
10 12 (2.01%) Market Risk
11 10 (1.68%) Exotic Derivative
12 9 (1.51%) Fibre Optics
13 8 (1.34%) State Machine
14 7 (1.17%) Cyberattack
14 7 (1.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 7 (1.17%) Reinsurance
14 7 (1.17%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 61 (10.22%) Windows
2 50 (8.38%) Linux
3 25 (4.19%) Windows Server
4 20 (3.35%) Android
5 19 (3.18%) Windows Server 2016
6 17 (2.85%) Apple iOS
7 16 (2.68%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (1.84%) Unix
9 7 (1.17%) Mac OS
9 7 (1.17%) Mac OS X
9 7 (1.17%) Solaris
10 4 (0.67%) Mesosphere
10 4 (0.67%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.50%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (22.78%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (14.74%) Test Automation
3 71 (11.89%) Business Intelligence
4 65 (10.89%) Data Validation
4 65 (10.89%) Software Engineering
5 59 (9.88%) SDLC
6 52 (8.71%) Computer Science
7 51 (8.54%) Data Analysis
8 48 (8.04%) Migration
9 47 (7.87%) Problem-Solving
10 44 (7.37%) Analytics
11 42 (7.04%) Mathematics
11 42 (7.04%) Project Management
12 41 (6.87%) Software Testing
13 40 (6.70%) Data Modelling
13 40 (6.70%) Scrum
14 39 (6.53%) Test Strategy
15 38 (6.37%) ETL
16 36 (6.03%) Data Governance
16 36 (6.03%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 114 (19.10%) Python
2 109 (18.26%) SQL
3 81 (13.57%) C
4 69 (11.56%) Java
5 64 (10.72%) JavaScript
6 56 (9.38%) C++
7 41 (6.87%) C#
8 16 (2.68%) PowerShell
9 13 (2.18%) Apex Code
9 13 (2.18%) Bash Shell
9 13 (2.18%) MATLAB
9 13 (2.18%) T-SQL
10 10 (1.68%) ES6
11 9 (1.51%) R
11 9 (1.51%) Ruby
12 8 (1.34%) Perl
12 8 (1.34%) Scala
13 7 (1.17%) PHP
14 6 (1.01%) VB
14 6 (1.01%) VBA
Qualifications
1 123 (20.60%) Degree
2 36 (6.03%) Security Cleared
3 22 (3.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (3.52%) Master's Degree
5 19 (3.18%) DV Cleared
5 19 (3.18%) PhD
6 15 (2.51%) CISSP
7 13 (2.18%) CCNP
7 13 (2.18%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (2.18%) Computer Science Degree
7 13 (2.18%) SC Cleared
8 12 (2.01%) CFA
9 10 (1.68%) GCIH
10 9 (1.51%) CCNA
11 8 (1.34%) Check Point Certification
11 8 (1.34%) ISTQB
12 7 (1.17%) CEH
12 7 (1.17%) GCIA
12 7 (1.17%) ISEB
13 6 (1.01%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (5.36%) QA
2 28 (4.69%) Data Quality
3 16 (2.68%) ISO 26262
4 12 (2.01%) GDPR
5 11 (1.84%) GMP
6 10 (1.68%) Dodd-Frank
6 10 (1.68%) EMIR
6 10 (1.68%) MiFID
7 9 (1.51%) GxP
8 8 (1.34%) MISRA
9 7 (1.17%) IFRS
9 7 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 6 (1.01%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 6 (1.01%) GAMP
11 5 (0.84%) ISO 13485
11 5 (0.84%) MISRA C
11 5 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.50%) PMO
12 3 (0.50%) SLA
13 2 (0.34%) GLP
System Software
1 38 (6.37%) Active Directory
2 26 (4.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (3.85%) Docker
4 19 (3.18%) Firmware
5 18 (3.02%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.84%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.17%) NDS
8 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.17%) vSphere
8 1 (0.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 25 (4.19%) SCCM
2 16 (2.68%) WSUS
3 15 (2.51%) EMC NetWorker
3 15 (2.51%) NetBackup
3 15 (2.51%) SCOM
3 15 (2.51%) SCVMM
4 12 (2.01%) Ansible
5 7 (1.17%) Kubernetes
6 6 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (1.01%) Puppet
6 6 (1.01%) Terraform
7 5 (0.84%) HP ALM
7 5 (0.84%) Kibana
8 4 (0.67%) Automic
8 4 (0.67%) Consul
8 4 (0.67%) logstash
8 4 (0.67%) Prometheus
8 4 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.34%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 96 (16.08%) Microsoft
2 45 (7.54%) Oracle
3 32 (5.36%) SAP
4 28 (4.69%) Salesforce.com
5 26 (4.36%) VMware
6 22 (3.69%) HP
7 21 (3.52%) EMC
8 16 (2.68%) Citrix
9 15 (2.51%) Nokia
9 15 (2.51%) Symantec
10 13 (2.18%) Cisco
11 12 (2.01%) Gemalto
12 11 (1.84%) CheckPoint
12 11 (1.84%) F5
13 10 (1.68%) BT
14 8 (1.34%) Adobe
14 8 (1.34%) Google
15 7 (1.17%) ServiceNow
15 7 (1.17%) Splunk
15 7 (1.17%) Tableau