Period
to 22 November 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 22 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 258 300 313
Rank change year-on-year +42 +13 +8
Permanent jobs citing Validation 1,724 1,829 1,914
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.28% 1.12% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% 1.22% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1,230 1,199 1,399
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.85% +10.64%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,850 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £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 124,440 149,624 166,195
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.08% 91.86% 92.18%
Number of salaries quoted 98,453 118,996 131,567
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +3.09%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%

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 November 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 22 November 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 +41 1,611 £50,250 -4.29% 458
UK excluding London +57 1,078 £45,000 - 400
London +15 597 £62,500 - 92
South East +85 376 £55,000 +15.79% 105
North of England +44 246 £42,500 -5.56% 64
Midlands +9 164 £43,750 +0.57% 47
Yorkshire +80 156 £42,500 -15.00% 11
West Midlands +53 145 £42,500 - 34
East of England +34 126 £52,500 +10.53% 72
South West -27 86 £55,000 +11.11% 78
North West -10 81 £40,000 +14.29% 48
Scotland +26 50 £45,162 +29.03% 23
Wales +4 34 £42,500 +45.90% 9
East Midlands -65 18 £68,750 +52.78% 13
North East +19 9 £52,500 +50.00% 5
Northern Ireland +2 2 £45,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 510 (29.58%) Agile Software Development
2 337 (19.55%) Degree
3 313 (18.16%) SQL
4 291 (16.88%) Python
5 276 (16.01%) Finance
6 263 (15.26%) Software Engineering
7 260 (15.08%) Analytical Skills
8 247 (14.33%) Java
9 243 (14.10%) Test Automation
10 238 (13.81%) Microsoft
11 228 (13.23%) Windows
12 212 (12.30%) Mentoring
13 210 (12.18%) Linux
14 204 (11.83%) Problem-Solving
15 198 (11.48%) Cisco Certification
16 184 (10.67%) Presales
17 181 (10.50%) C#
18 171 (9.92%) QA
19 167 (9.69%) Azure
20 164 (9.51%) AWS
21 161 (9.34%) Business Intelligence
22 156 (9.05%) Data Validation
23 155 (8.99%) WAN
24 151 (8.76%) CCNP
24 151 (8.76%) C
24 151 (8.76%) JavaScript
25 150 (8.70%) CCNA
26 149 (8.64%) C++
27 147 (8.53%) Internet
28 145 (8.41%) MPLS

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 (3.48%) SharePoint
2 36 (2.09%) Confluence
3 35 (2.03%) Apache Spark
4 23 (1.33%) Skype for Business
5 18 (1.04%) IIS
6 14 (0.81%) SAS
7 11 (0.64%) CMS
7 11 (0.64%) Smallworld
8 7 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (0.35%) IBM Notes
10 5 (0.29%) Oracle Coherence
10 5 (0.29%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.23%) Apache
11 4 (0.23%) ColdFusion
11 4 (0.23%) MS Exchange
11 4 (0.23%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.12%) DataSynapse
12 2 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.12%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 103 (5.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 90 (5.22%) Microsoft Office
3 32 (1.86%) MS Visio
4 27 (1.57%) InVision
5 24 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 22 (1.28%) Sketch
7 17 (0.99%) Simulink
8 15 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
9 14 (0.81%) OmniGraffle
10 11 (0.64%) AutoCAD
11 8 (0.46%) Adobe XD
12 6 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
13 4 (0.23%) SPSS
14 3 (0.17%) InfoPath
14 3 (0.17%) Zeplin
15 2 (0.12%) FrameMaker
16 1 (0.058%) Adobe Illustrator
16 1 (0.058%) Photoshop
16 1 (0.058%) SOLIDWORKS
16 1 (0.058%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 10 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.52%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 8 (0.46%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 7 (0.41%) SAP HCM
5 5 (0.29%) PolarLake
5 5 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
6 4 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
6 4 (0.23%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 3 (0.17%) FastStats
7 3 (0.17%) FastStats PeopleStage
7 3 (0.17%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.17%) SAP ICH
7 3 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.12%) Elite 3E
8 2 (0.12%) Infor M3
8 2 (0.12%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 167 (9.69%) Azure
2 164 (9.51%) AWS
3 79 (4.58%) Office 365
4 61 (3.54%) GCP
5 52 (3.02%) SaaS
6 47 (2.73%) Power Platform
7 29 (1.68%) AWS CloudFormation
8 25 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
9 23 (1.33%) BrowserStack
10 22 (1.28%) GitHub
11 19 (1.10%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 19 (1.10%) Amazon S3
12 17 (0.99%) OneDrive
13 16 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
14 15 (0.87%) IaaS
15 14 (0.81%) Datadog
15 14 (0.81%) Serverless
16 13 (0.75%) PaaS
16 13 (0.75%) Sauce Labs
17 12 (0.70%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 155 (8.99%) WAN
2 147 (8.53%) Internet
3 145 (8.41%) MPLS
4 90 (5.22%) Firewall
5 61 (3.54%) VPN
6 57 (3.31%) Wireless
7 51 (2.96%) LAN
8 46 (2.67%) DNS
8 46 (2.67%) Network Security
9 44 (2.55%) BGP
10 39 (2.26%) TCP/IP
11 35 (2.03%) DHCP
12 29 (1.68%) Skype
13 27 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
14 26 (1.51%) SSL
15 21 (1.22%) Ethernet
16 15 (0.87%) Bluetooth
16 15 (0.87%) GPON
16 15 (0.87%) SAN
17 14 (0.81%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (8.41%) SQL Server
2 74 (4.29%) Big Data
3 67 (3.89%) MySQL
3 67 (3.89%) Relational Database
4 65 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
5 52 (3.02%) Hadoop
5 52 (3.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 47 (2.73%) Power BI
6 47 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 29 (1.68%) MongoDB
8 25 (1.45%) NoSQL
9 23 (1.33%) Amazon Aurora
9 23 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
9 23 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
10 20 (1.16%) Amazon Redshift
10 20 (1.16%) Redis
11 19 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
12 18 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 17 (0.99%) Apache Hive
13 17 (0.99%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 130 (7.54%) JIRA
2 105 (6.09%) Selenium
3 99 (5.74%) Git (software)
4 95 (5.51%) Jenkins
5 68 (3.94%) WebDriver
6 49 (2.84%) Cucumber
7 45 (2.61%) Visual Studio
8 33 (1.91%) Team Foundation Server
9 24 (1.39%) Subversion
10 23 (1.33%) Maven
11 22 (1.28%) TeamCity
12 21 (1.22%) IBM UrbanCode
12 21 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
12 21 (1.22%) TestRail
12 21 (1.22%) Travis CI
13 18 (1.04%) Robot Framework
14 16 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 14 (0.81%) Eclipse
16 13 (0.75%) Calabash
16 13 (0.75%) Rational DOORS
General
1 276 (16.01%) Finance
2 110 (6.38%) Electronics
3 92 (5.34%) Banking
4 86 (4.99%) Telecoms
5 83 (4.81%) Retail
6 82 (4.76%) Marketing
7 66 (3.83%) Aerospace
8 56 (3.25%) Manufacturing
9 43 (2.49%) Public Sector
10 36 (2.09%) Front Office
11 34 (1.97%) Automotive
12 25 (1.45%) Military
13 23 (1.33%) Games
14 22 (1.28%) Legal
15 20 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
16 19 (1.10%) Advertising
17 18 (1.04%) Billing
17 18 (1.04%) Publishing
18 17 (0.99%) Law
19 14 (0.81%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 320 (18.56%) Analyst
2 153 (8.87%) Developer
3 148 (8.58%) Network Engineer
4 125 (7.25%) Software Engineer
5 89 (5.16%) Architect
6 82 (4.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 79 (4.58%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
8 64 (3.71%) Test Engineer
9 61 (3.54%) Business Analyst
10 58 (3.36%) Consultant
11 55 (3.19%) Embedded Engineer
11 55 (3.19%) Senior Software Engineer
12 53 (3.07%) Systems Engineer
13 47 (2.73%) Embedded Software Engineer
14 46 (2.67%) Data Analyst
15 44 (2.55%) Data Scientist
16 39 (2.26%) Test Analyst
17 38 (2.20%) Administrator
17 38 (2.20%) Junior
17 38 (2.20%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (5.05%) Web Services
2 85 (4.93%) HTML
3 73 (4.23%) REST
4 68 (3.94%) CSS
5 65 (3.77%) .NET
6 52 (3.02%) Node.js
7 48 (2.78%) JSON
8 40 (2.32%) SOAP
9 31 (1.80%) Spring
10 28 (1.62%) J2EE
10 28 (1.62%) Spring Boot
11 24 (1.39%) Kafka
12 23 (1.33%) AngularJS
12 23 (1.33%) XML
13 21 (1.22%) Elastic Stack
13 21 (1.22%) Middleware
13 21 (1.22%) Natural Language Processing
14 18 (1.04%) React
15 17 (0.99%) scikit-learn
16 16 (0.93%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 260 (15.08%) Analytical Skills
2 139 (8.06%) User Experience
3 113 (6.55%) Management Information System
4 86 (4.99%) Self-Motivation
5 73 (4.23%) Data Centre
6 53 (3.07%) Algorithms
7 46 (2.67%) Virtual Team
8 42 (2.44%) Derivative
9 38 (2.20%) Security Operations Centre
10 36 (2.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 35 (2.03%) Equities
12 25 (1.45%) Credit Risk
12 25 (1.45%) Market Risk
12 25 (1.45%) Reference Data
13 23 (1.33%) Data Structures
13 23 (1.33%) Fixed Income
13 23 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
13 23 (1.33%) Robotics
14 21 (1.22%) PlayStation
15 19 (1.10%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 228 (13.23%) Windows
2 210 (12.18%) Linux
3 74 (4.29%) Windows Server
4 50 (2.90%) Unix
5 49 (2.84%) Android
6 46 (2.67%) Apple iOS
7 39 (2.26%) Windows 10
8 38 (2.20%) Mac OS
9 35 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
10 32 (1.86%) Windows Server 2003
11 24 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
12 22 (1.28%) Windows 7
13 21 (1.22%) Mesosphere
14 17 (0.99%) VxWorks
15 12 (0.70%) Windows 8
16 10 (0.58%) Embedded Linux
17 7 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 4 (0.23%) FreeRTOS
18 4 (0.23%) Kali Linux
18 4 (0.23%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 510 (29.58%) Agile Software Development
2 263 (15.26%) Software Engineering
3 243 (14.10%) Test Automation
4 212 (12.30%) Mentoring
5 204 (11.83%) Problem-Solving
6 184 (10.67%) Presales
7 161 (9.34%) Business Intelligence
8 156 (9.05%) Data Validation
9 145 (8.41%) Analytics
10 125 (7.25%) ITIL
11 124 (7.19%) Project Management
11 124 (7.19%) SDLC
12 123 (7.13%) Scrum
13 121 (7.02%) Change Management
13 121 (7.02%) Computer Science
14 114 (6.61%) Project Delivery
15 111 (6.44%) Migration
16 108 (6.26%) Open Source
17 104 (6.03%) Continuous Integration
18 100 (5.80%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 313 (18.16%) SQL
2 291 (16.88%) Python
3 247 (14.33%) Java
4 181 (10.50%) C#
5 151 (8.76%) C
5 151 (8.76%) JavaScript
6 149 (8.64%) C++
7 79 (4.58%) PowerShell
8 52 (3.02%) Ruby
9 50 (2.90%) R
10 46 (2.67%) Bash Shell
11 45 (2.61%) MATLAB
12 32 (1.86%) Perl
13 30 (1.74%) Go
13 30 (1.74%) VBA
14 29 (1.68%) TypeScript
15 26 (1.51%) Embedded C
15 26 (1.51%) Java 8
16 25 (1.45%) ANSI C
16 25 (1.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 337 (19.55%) Degree
2 198 (11.48%) Cisco Certification
3 151 (8.76%) CCNP
4 150 (8.70%) CCNA
5 92 (5.34%) Security Cleared
6 68 (3.94%) PhD
7 63 (3.65%) SC Cleared
8 51 (2.96%) DBS Check
9 47 (2.73%) CISSP
10 45 (2.61%) Computer Science Degree
11 44 (2.55%) Microsoft Certification
12 29 (1.68%) MCSE
13 26 (1.51%) ISTQB
14 24 (1.39%) CompTIA Security+
15 23 (1.33%) Master's Degree
16 20 (1.16%) CCSP
17 18 (1.04%) DV Cleared
18 15 (0.87%) GCIA
19 14 (0.81%) CEH
19 14 (0.81%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 171 (9.92%) QA
2 93 (5.39%) Data Quality
3 48 (2.78%) SLA
4 28 (1.62%) PMO
5 26 (1.51%) GDPR
6 25 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 16 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 16 (0.93%) PCI DSS
8 12 (0.70%) EMIR
9 10 (0.58%) Dodd-Frank
9 10 (0.58%) MiFID
10 9 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 15288
11 8 (0.46%) CRD IV
11 8 (0.46%) ISO 9001
12 7 (0.41%) ITGC
13 6 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
13 6 (0.35%) GxP
13 6 (0.35%) MISRA
13 6 (0.35%) MISRA C
13 6 (0.35%) NIST
System Software
1 114 (6.61%) Docker
1 114 (6.61%) vCloud
2 71 (4.12%) Active Directory
3 63 (3.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 43 (2.49%) Firmware
5 39 (2.26%) Hyper-V
6 17 (0.99%) XenApp
7 13 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (0.64%) vSphere
8 11 (0.64%) XenDesktop
9 8 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.17%) Apache Flume
12 2 (0.12%) Cronacle
12 2 (0.12%) HDFS
13 1 (0.058%) MetaFrame
13 1 (0.058%) ProxySG
13 1 (0.058%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.058%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 53 (3.07%) Terraform
2 50 (2.90%) Kubernetes
3 47 (2.73%) HP Quality Center
4 46 (2.67%) SCCM
5 43 (2.49%) Ansible
6 34 (1.97%) Puppet
7 25 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
7 25 (1.45%) WSUS
8 21 (1.22%) Automic
8 21 (1.22%) Consul
8 21 (1.22%) Prometheus
9 17 (0.99%) Hadoop YARN
9 17 (0.99%) NetBackup
10 16 (0.93%) EMC NetWorker
10 16 (0.93%) SCOM
10 16 (0.93%) SCVMM
11 15 (0.87%) Oozie
12 13 (0.75%) Nessus
13 12 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
14 11 (0.64%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 238 (13.81%) Microsoft
2 99 (5.74%) Cisco
3 97 (5.63%) VMware
4 70 (4.06%) Oracle
5 66 (3.83%) Salesforce.com
6 59 (3.42%) Tableau
7 49 (2.84%) Citrix
7 49 (2.84%) SAP
8 48 (2.78%) Google
9 38 (2.20%) HP
10 34 (1.97%) EMC
11 30 (1.74%) Adobe
12 29 (1.68%) Splunk
13 25 (1.45%) Freescale
13 25 (1.45%) Renesas
14 23 (1.33%) Palo Alto
14 23 (1.33%) Symantec
15 21 (1.22%) IBM
16 20 (1.16%) Juniper
16 20 (1.16%) Remedy