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 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 324 323 336
Rank change year-on-year -1 +13  
Permanent jobs citing Validation 833 951 1047
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.95% 0.98% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 1.10% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 612 710 683
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% -1.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.17% -5.55%  

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 79039 86328 97439
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.73% 88.92% 88.03%
Number of salaries quoted 63711 72121 79644
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Validation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Validation in the UK

Validation
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -7 789 £47,500 +5.55% 147
London +11 312 £57,500 +4.54% 41
South East -9 126 £47,500 +13.09% 25
East of England -36 81 £42,500 - 14
North West +2 67 £32,500 -18.75% 18
West Midlands +24 65 £45,000 +5.88% 11
South West -3 61 £43,000 +22.85% 25
City of London +24 52 £55,000 - 6
Yorkshire +26 42 £40,750 -4.11% 7
Cambridgeshire +14 31 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Berkshire +10 30 £70,000 +47.36% 9
Hertfordshire -45 30 £52,500 +16.66% 5
Manchester -4 29 £32,500 -13.33% 7
Bristol -5 28 £37,500 +14.50% 18
West Sussex -2 27 £52,500 +36.36% 2
Scotland +10 26 £48,000 -4.00% 12
Cambridge +2 26 £47,500 +26.66% 3
Hampshire -2 22 £35,000 -22.22% 3
Edinburgh +11 20 £55,000 +39.24% 8
Worthing -13 20 £60,000 -0.65%
Wales +20 19 £45,000 +45.16% 1
Birmingham -4 19 £45,000 +12.50% 1
North East +31 18 £36,500 -27.00% 5
Shropshire +23 14 £71,500 +110.29% 2
Essex -5 14 £42,500 +3.65% 2
Cheshire -25 14 £37,500 -11.76% 5
Telford - 14 £71,500 - 2
Oxfordshire +27 13 £52,500 +50.00% 3
West Yorkshire +12 13 £45,000 -5.26% 4
Gloucestershire -8 13 £47,500 - 3

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 431 (25.85%) Finance
2 392 (23.52%) Degree
3 370 (22.20%) Agile Software Development
4 314 (18.84%) Analytical Skills
5 311 (18.66%) SQL
6 250 (15.00%) Microsoft
7 242 (14.52%) Java
8 238 (14.28%) Project Management
9 237 (14.22%) Software Engineering
10 208 (12.48%) Test Automation
11 195 (11.70%) QA
12 192 (11.52%) Computer Science
13 190 (11.40%) Linux
14 184 (11.04%) C++
15 176 (10.56%) SQL Server
15 176 (10.56%) Business Analysis
16 155 (9.30%) C
17 153 (9.18%) Web Services
18 152 (9.12%) ITIL
18 152 (9.12%) JavaScript
19 149 (8.94%) SDLC
20 147 (8.82%) HTML
21 144 (8.64%) Analytics
22 143 (8.58%) Python
23 142 (8.52%) Scrum
24 139 (8.34%) Oracle
25 134 (8.04%) User Acceptance Testing
26 129 (7.74%) Windows
26 129 (7.74%) Security Cleared
27 127 (7.62%) 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 57 (3.42%) Tomcat
2 53 (3.18%) SAS
3 50 (3.00%) Apache
4 48 (2.88%) IIS
5 43 (2.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 36 (2.16%) WebLogic
7 26 (1.56%) Confluence
8 25 (1.50%) Documentum
9 24 (1.44%) CMS
10 23 (1.38%) SharePoint
11 19 (1.14%) Apache Spark
12 16 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
13 12 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
14 11 (0.66%) JBoss
14 11 (0.66%) OpenStack
15 10 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 9 (0.54%) MS Exchange
17 5 (0.30%) Drupal
17 5 (0.30%) Oracle Service Bus
18 4 (0.24%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 110 (6.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 96 (5.76%) Microsoft Office
3 35 (2.10%) MS Visio
4 30 (1.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 19 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
6 13 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.72%) SPSS
8 9 (0.54%) Simulink
9 5 (0.30%) Doxygen
9 5 (0.30%) SOLIDWORKS
10 4 (0.24%) Photoshop
11 3 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.12%) GNU Octave
12 2 (0.12%) InVision
12 2 (0.12%) Pro/ENGINEER
12 2 (0.12%) PTC Creo
12 2 (0.12%) Solid Edge
12 2 (0.12%) Windchill
13 1 (0.060%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.060%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 27 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.14%) Oracle BPM
3 13 (0.78%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 9 (0.54%) Northgate Housing
5 8 (0.48%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 8 (0.48%) SAP CRM
5 8 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 6 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.36%) Eloqua
6 6 (0.36%) Oracle HRMS
7 5 (0.30%) Endur
7 5 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.30%) Orchard Housing
8 3 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
8 3 (0.18%) SessionCam
9 2 (0.12%) Cerner Millennium
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.12%) SAP HCM
9 2 (0.12%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 66 (3.96%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (3.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (3.12%) SaaS
4 20 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
4 20 (1.20%) PaaS
5 19 (1.14%) GitHub
5 19 (1.14%) IaaS
6 18 (1.08%) Google Analytics
7 17 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
8 14 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
9 12 (0.72%) Google Tag Manager
10 10 (0.60%) Force.com
11 8 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (0.36%) Adobe Analytics
12 6 (0.36%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
13 5 (0.30%) BrowserStack
14 4 (0.24%) OpenShift
15 3 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
15 3 (0.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 81 (4.86%) Firewall
2 62 (3.72%) LAN
3 60 (3.60%) DNS
4 56 (3.36%) WAN
5 50 (3.00%) Wireless
6 45 (2.70%) TCP/IP
7 43 (2.58%) DHCP
8 41 (2.46%) HTTP
8 41 (2.46%) Internet
9 30 (1.80%) Ethernet
10 28 (1.68%) VoIP
11 26 (1.56%) Bluetooth
12 22 (1.32%) ZigBee
13 21 (1.26%) Cisco Nexus
14 20 (1.20%) RS-232
14 20 (1.20%) RS-485
15 19 (1.14%) BGP
15 19 (1.14%) RS-422
16 18 (1.08%) FTP
16 18 (1.08%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (10.56%) SQL Server
2 112 (6.72%) MySQL
3 70 (4.20%) Relational Database
4 48 (2.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 43 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
6 41 (2.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 40 (2.40%) Hadoop
8 37 (2.22%) Big Data
8 37 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
9 32 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
10 31 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
11 28 (1.68%) Oracle Database
12 25 (1.50%) Data Mining
12 25 (1.50%) QlikView
13 19 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
14 17 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
14 17 (1.02%) Oracle Database 12c
14 17 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 16 (0.96%) Oracle Database 10g
15 16 (0.96%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 112 (6.72%) Selenium
2 96 (5.76%) Git (software)
3 82 (4.92%) JIRA
4 72 (4.32%) Jenkins
5 64 (3.84%) Maven
6 50 (3.00%) Visual Studio
7 46 (2.76%) Subversion
8 34 (2.04%) Cucumber
9 31 (1.86%) Appium
10 30 (1.80%) Ant
11 29 (1.74%) JUnit
12 24 (1.44%) Rational DOORS
13 21 (1.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 21 (1.26%) TestNG
14 16 (0.96%) LoadRunner
14 16 (0.96%) SoapUI
15 15 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
16 13 (0.78%) Eclipse
16 13 (0.78%) JMeter
16 13 (0.78%) NUnit
General
1 431 (25.85%) Finance
2 100 (6.00%) Manufacturing
3 96 (5.76%) Electronics
4 91 (5.46%) Marketing
5 82 (4.92%) Banking
6 77 (4.62%) Legal
7 69 (4.14%) Telecoms
8 68 (4.08%) Retail
9 39 (2.34%) Pharmaceutical
10 30 (1.80%) Back Office
11 29 (1.74%) Advertising
12 25 (1.50%) Automotive
13 24 (1.44%) Financial Institution
13 24 (1.44%) Front Office
14 23 (1.38%) Aerospace
15 22 (1.32%) Military
16 20 (1.20%) Investment Banking
17 18 (1.08%) Publishing
18 17 (1.02%) Law
19 15 (0.90%) Games
Job Titles
1 378 (22.68%) Analyst
2 264 (15.84%) Developer
3 154 (9.24%) Business Analyst
4 114 (6.84%) Architect
5 111 (6.66%) Consultant
6 93 (5.58%) Software Engineer
7 64 (3.84%) Systems Engineer
8 61 (3.66%) Senior Analyst
9 60 (3.60%) Embedded Engineer
10 56 (3.36%) Test Engineer
11 53 (3.18%) Java Engineer
12 47 (2.82%) Data Analyst
13 45 (2.70%) QA Engineer
14 39 (2.34%) Administrator
15 38 (2.28%) Java Developer
15 38 (2.28%) Support Analyst
16 37 (2.22%) Embedded Software Engineer
16 37 (2.22%) Solutions Architect
17 35 (2.10%) SQL Developer
18 34 (2.04%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (9.18%) Web Services
2 147 (8.82%) HTML
3 114 (6.84%) .NET
4 100 (6.00%) XML
5 99 (5.94%) SOAP
6 98 (5.88%) CSS
7 96 (5.76%) REST
8 69 (4.14%) jQuery
9 63 (3.78%) Spring
10 59 (3.54%) JSON
11 57 (3.42%) Middleware
12 44 (2.64%) HTML5
13 40 (2.40%) AngularJS
13 40 (2.40%) CSS3
14 37 (2.22%) J2EE
15 36 (2.16%) ASP.NET
16 31 (1.86%) ASP.NET MVC
17 30 (1.80%) OSGi
17 30 (1.80%) Struts
18 29 (1.74%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 314 (18.84%) Analytical Skills
2 192 (11.52%) Computer Science
3 118 (7.08%) User Experience
4 107 (6.42%) Management Information System
5 68 (4.08%) Data Centre
6 64 (3.84%) Algorithms
7 55 (3.30%) Greenfield Project
8 43 (2.58%) Virtual Team
9 37 (2.22%) Fintech
10 34 (2.04%) Mobile App
11 33 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
12 27 (1.62%) Life Science
13 23 (1.38%) Credit Risk
14 21 (1.26%) Data Structures
15 19 (1.14%) Home Automation
16 18 (1.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 17 (1.02%) Embedded Systems
18 16 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 15 (0.90%) Driving Licence
20 13 (0.78%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 190 (11.40%) Linux
2 129 (7.74%) Windows
3 79 (4.74%) Unix
4 46 (2.76%) Windows Server
5 27 (1.62%) Android
5 27 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 24 (1.44%) Embedded Linux
8 23 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (0.60%) Debian
10 9 (0.54%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.42%) AIX
11 7 (0.42%) Kali Linux
11 7 (0.42%) Windows 10
11 7 (0.42%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
12 5 (0.30%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.18%) CentOS
13 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.12%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 370 (22.20%) Agile Software Development
2 238 (14.28%) Project Management
3 237 (14.22%) Software Engineering
4 208 (12.48%) Test Automation
5 176 (10.56%) Business Analysis
6 152 (9.12%) ITIL
7 149 (8.94%) SDLC
8 144 (8.64%) Analytics
9 142 (8.52%) Scrum
10 134 (8.04%) User Acceptance Testing
11 119 (7.14%) CRM
12 107 (6.42%) Continuous Improvement
13 97 (5.82%) Mentoring
14 96 (5.76%) Stakeholder Management
15 93 (5.58%) DevOps
15 93 (5.58%) Mathematics
16 91 (5.46%) Test Scripting
17 87 (5.22%) Business Intelligence
17 87 (5.22%) TDD
18 86 (5.16%) UML
Programming Languages
1 311 (18.66%) SQL
2 242 (14.52%) Java
3 184 (11.04%) C++
4 155 (9.30%) C
5 152 (9.12%) JavaScript
6 143 (8.58%) Python
7 127 (7.62%) C#
8 86 (5.16%) PHP
9 67 (4.02%) Embedded C
10 43 (2.58%) Embedded C++
11 37 (2.22%) R
12 36 (2.16%) Perl
13 30 (1.80%) T-SQL
14 27 (1.62%) MATLAB
14 27 (1.62%) VB
15 24 (1.44%) PL/SQL
16 23 (1.38%) Ruby
17 22 (1.32%) Bash Shell
18 20 (1.20%) Shell Script
18 20 (1.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 392 (23.52%) Degree
2 129 (7.74%) Security Cleared
3 97 (5.82%) Computer Science Degree
4 61 (3.66%) SC Cleared
5 56 (3.36%) Cisco Certification
6 45 (2.70%) ISEB
7 37 (2.22%) PhD
8 36 (2.16%) CCNP
8 36 (2.16%) Master's Degree
9 29 (1.74%) ISTQB
10 28 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
11 27 (1.62%) CCIE
12 26 (1.56%) Numerate Degree
13 23 (1.38%) HND
14 21 (1.26%) DV Cleared
15 17 (1.02%) CISSP
15 17 (1.02%) HNC
16 16 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
17 11 (0.66%) MCSE
17 11 (0.66%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 195 (11.70%) QA
2 93 (5.58%) SLA
3 63 (3.78%) Data Quality
4 31 (1.86%) MiFID
5 25 (1.50%) Disclosure Scotland
6 24 (1.44%) PMO
7 18 (1.08%) EMIR
8 16 (0.96%) PCI DSS
9 15 (0.90%) GMP
10 14 (0.84%) Dodd-Frank
11 13 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 10 (0.60%) GxP
12 10 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 9 (0.54%) COBIT
14 8 (0.48%) DO-254
15 6 (0.36%) GDPR
15 6 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 6 (0.36%) RMADS
16 5 (0.30%) IFRS
16 5 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 66 (3.96%) Firmware
2 62 (3.72%) Active Directory
3 43 (2.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (1.62%) Hyper-V
5 22 (1.32%) Docker
6 16 (0.96%) vSphere
7 12 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (0.42%) HDFS
11 5 (0.30%) XenApp
12 4 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 4 (0.24%) Sendmail
12 4 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (0.18%) iptables
13 3 (0.18%) KVM
14 2 (0.12%) ISA Server
14 2 (0.12%) RACF
14 2 (0.12%) VMware Server
15 1 (0.060%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 65 (3.90%) Puppet
2 30 (1.80%) Ansible
3 25 (1.50%) HP Quality Center
4 21 (1.26%) SCCM
5 20 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (0.96%) ZABBIX
7 9 (0.54%) Nessus
8 8 (0.48%) Grafana
8 8 (0.48%) Terraform
9 7 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 6 (0.36%) FortiGate
10 6 (0.36%) HP Fortify
10 6 (0.36%) SCOM
11 4 (0.24%) Endace
11 4 (0.24%) Kubernetes
11 4 (0.24%) RSA Archer
11 4 (0.24%) SELinux
12 3 (0.18%) EdgeSight
12 3 (0.18%) Salt
12 3 (0.18%) TADDM
Vendors
1 250 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 139 (8.34%) Oracle
3 81 (4.86%) Cisco
3 81 (4.86%) Salesforce.com
4 51 (3.06%) VMware
5 49 (2.94%) Juniper
6 48 (2.88%) SAP
7 43 (2.58%) EMC
7 43 (2.58%) Google
8 37 (2.22%) IBM
9 36 (2.16%) hybris
9 36 (2.16%) Tableau
10 34 (2.04%) HP
11 31 (1.86%) Splunk
12 29 (1.74%) Pega
13 27 (1.62%) CheckPoint
14 26 (1.56%) Citrix
15 24 (1.44%) F5
16 20 (1.20%) Cognos
17 16 (0.96%) Red Hat
Bradford, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Rullion
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + holidays, pension etc
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £31,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Innovative Technology Limited
Salary: Highly competitive and negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £32500 - £35000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Innovative Technology Limited
Salary: Highly competitive and negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
AB Recruit
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Lancashire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Computer People
Salary: £70000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
2M Employment Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Best Practice Talent Solutions
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + health + pension + fast track prom
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol Area
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Amgen Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Amicus Recruitment Limited
Salary: £60000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Health
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + NEG
Posted: 5 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + Extensive Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum plus bonus and bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 3 days ago
Newport, Gwent
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + pension, health care etc
Posted: 2 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Kcom Group Plc
Salary: £40000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £32000 - £35400 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago