Period
to 10 August 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 10 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
UK
6 months to
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 283 262 293
Rank change year-on-year -21 +31 +43
Permanent jobs citing Validation 720 1,844 1,958
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.12% 1.28% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 1.39% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 542 1,362 1,380
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - -2.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £80,000 £76,375
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 59,330 132,451 157,683
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.25% 92.20% 91.94%
Number of salaries quoted 47,394 104,308 125,677
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 10 August 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 10 August 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 -14 667 £49,500 +4.21% 194
UK excluding London -5 464 £45,000 - 165
London +9 233 £60,000 -4.00% 47
South East +33 150 £52,500 +0.96% 45
North of England -46 93 £42,500 +6.25% 32
Midlands +33 81 £45,000 - 14
East of England +64 71 £45,000 - 27
North West +79 55 £42,500 +4.08% 13
West Midlands -1 43 £48,750 +8.33% 6
Work from Home +36 42 £42,240 -2.34% 20
East Midlands +93 38 £39,500 +6.76% 8
South West +35 32 £40,000 -20.00% 28
Yorkshire -45 28 £40,000 - 13
Scotland +58 21 £52,500 +5.00% 10
Wales +21 14 £40,250 -5.29% 9
North East +16 10 £32,500 +1.56% 6
Northern Ireland - 2 £32,500 -

For the 6 months to 10 August 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.

1 203 (28.19%) Degree
2 182 (25.28%) Finance
3 142 (19.72%) Agile Software Development
4 132 (18.33%) Microsoft
5 129 (17.92%) Python
6 121 (16.81%) Software Engineering
7 109 (15.14%) SQL
8 97 (13.47%) Windows
9 95 (13.19%) C++
10 92 (12.78%) C#
10 92 (12.78%) Problem-Solving
11 89 (12.36%) Test Automation
12 85 (11.81%) C
13 84 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
14 81 (11.25%) Computer Science
14 81 (11.25%) Java
15 73 (10.14%) Oracle
15 73 (10.14%) SDLC
16 70 (9.72%) Active Directory
17 67 (9.31%) Microsoft Office
18 63 (8.75%) JavaScript
19 62 (8.61%) Analytics
20 57 (7.92%) .NET
20 57 (7.92%) SQL Server
21 53 (7.36%) Data Validation
22 52 (7.22%) ITIL
23 51 (7.08%) Azure
23 51 (7.08%) AWS
24 49 (6.81%) QA
24 49 (6.81%) Business Intelligence

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 15 (2.08%) Confluence
2 9 (1.25%) SAS
3 8 (1.11%) Apache
4 7 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (0.97%) Skype for Business
4 7 (0.97%) Smallworld
5 4 (0.56%) Apache Spark
5 4 (0.56%) nginx
5 4 (0.56%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.42%) IIS
6 3 (0.42%) WildFly
7 2 (0.28%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.28%) CMS
8 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.14%) GemFire
8 1 (0.14%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.14%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.14%) WordPress
Applications
1 67 (9.31%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (2.78%) MS Visio
4 16 (2.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (1.53%) Simulink
6 10 (1.39%) InVision
6 10 (1.39%) Sketch
7 7 (0.97%) AutoCAD
8 6 (0.83%) TargetLink
9 4 (0.56%) EPLAN
9 4 (0.56%) Stateflow
10 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
11 2 (0.28%) OrCAD
12 1 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.14%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.14%) EViews
12 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.14%) SPSS
12 1 (0.14%) Stata
Business Applications
1 5 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.56%) Infor M3
2 4 (0.56%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.56%) PeopleSoft CRM
2 4 (0.56%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 4 (0.56%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 4 (0.56%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 3 (0.42%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.28%) Endur
4 2 (0.28%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.28%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.28%) SAP SRM
4 2 (0.28%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.14%) Magento
5 1 (0.14%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.14%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 51 (7.08%) AWS
1 51 (7.08%) Azure
2 21 (2.92%) SaaS
3 15 (2.08%) Power Platform
4 14 (1.94%) GitHub
4 14 (1.94%) PaaS
5 12 (1.67%) GCP
6 11 (1.53%) IaaS
7 10 (1.39%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 9 (1.25%) Azure Data Factory
9 8 (1.11%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 8 (1.11%) Heroku
9 8 (1.11%) Office 365
9 8 (1.11%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 6 (0.83%) Amazon ECS
10 6 (0.83%) Force.com
11 5 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
11 5 (0.69%) OneDrive
12 4 (0.56%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 34 (4.72%) DNS
2 29 (4.03%) LAN
3 26 (3.61%) DHCP
4 22 (3.06%) Firewall
4 22 (3.06%) TCP/IP
5 21 (2.92%) Wi-Fi
6 19 (2.64%) Wireless
7 17 (2.36%) Broadband
8 15 (2.08%) RS-485
8 15 (2.08%) WAN
9 14 (1.94%) Ethernet
10 13 (1.81%) GPON
11 11 (1.53%) Bluetooth
12 10 (1.39%) 3G
12 10 (1.39%) Network Security
12 10 (1.39%) RS-232
13 9 (1.25%) Internet
13 9 (1.25%) VPN
14 8 (1.11%) 2G
14 8 (1.11%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (7.92%) SQL Server
2 37 (5.14%) Data Warehouse
3 32 (4.44%) MySQL
4 31 (4.31%) Relational Database
5 27 (3.75%) NoSQL
6 26 (3.61%) BusinessObjects
7 22 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
8 18 (2.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 18 (2.50%) MongoDB
9 16 (2.22%) GIS
10 15 (2.08%) Power BI
10 15 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 13 (1.81%) OLAP
11 13 (1.81%) Oracle OLAP
11 13 (1.81%) Snowflake Schema
12 12 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
12 12 (1.67%) CouchDB
12 12 (1.67%) OLTP
12 12 (1.67%) RDBMS
13 11 (1.53%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 39 (5.42%) Jenkins
2 33 (4.58%) Git (software)
2 33 (4.58%) Selenium
3 25 (3.47%) Visual Studio
4 23 (3.19%) JIRA
5 22 (3.06%) Subversion
6 19 (2.64%) GCC
7 18 (2.50%) Eclipse
8 13 (1.81%) ERwin
9 12 (1.67%) PowerDesigner
10 11 (1.53%) Maven
11 10 (1.39%) Cucumber
12 9 (1.25%) Visual Studio Code
12 9 (1.25%) WebDriver
13 8 (1.11%) Buildbot
13 8 (1.11%) Clang
13 8 (1.11%) CMake
13 8 (1.11%) CruiseControl
13 8 (1.11%) Cypress.io
13 8 (1.11%) Jasmine
General
1 182 (25.28%) Finance
2 45 (6.25%) Electronics
3 43 (5.97%) Marketing
4 39 (5.42%) Telecoms
5 23 (3.19%) Manufacturing
5 23 (3.19%) Retail
6 21 (2.92%) Billing
7 20 (2.78%) Aerospace
7 20 (2.78%) Banking
8 19 (2.64%) Automotive
9 18 (2.50%) Advertising
10 17 (2.36%) Legal
11 14 (1.94%) Law
12 12 (1.67%) Military
13 11 (1.53%) Games
14 10 (1.39%) Public Sector
15 9 (1.25%) Back Office
15 9 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.69%) Front Office
17 4 (0.56%) German Language
Job Titles
1 121 (16.81%) Analyst
2 94 (13.06%) Developer
3 55 (7.64%) Software Engineer
4 32 (4.44%) Cryptography Engineer
5 30 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
6 25 (3.47%) Consultant
6 25 (3.47%) Design Engineer
7 23 (3.19%) Architect
7 23 (3.19%) Server Engineer
7 23 (3.19%) Test Analyst
8 22 (3.06%) Embedded Engineer
9 21 (2.92%) Business Analyst
10 20 (2.78%) Senior Analyst
11 19 (2.64%) Junior
12 18 (2.50%) Electronics Engineer
12 18 (2.50%) Technical Analyst
13 17 (2.36%) Designer
14 16 (2.22%) Network Engineer
14 16 (2.22%) Senior Developer
15 15 (2.08%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (7.92%) .NET
2 35 (4.86%) HTML
2 35 (4.86%) XML
3 31 (4.31%) CSS
4 26 (3.61%) JSON
5 22 (3.06%) Web Services
6 19 (2.64%) React
7 16 (2.22%) Kafka
8 15 (2.08%) SOAP
9 14 (1.94%) AngularJS
10 12 (1.67%) ASP.NET
10 12 (1.67%) FIX Protocol
10 12 (1.67%) jQuery
10 12 (1.67%) Middleware
10 12 (1.67%) REST
10 12 (1.67%) Visualforce
11 11 (1.53%) ASP.NET MVC
11 11 (1.53%) J2EE
12 10 (1.39%) Node.js
12 10 (1.39%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 84 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (5.56%) Algorithms
3 35 (4.86%) Management Information System
4 34 (4.72%) PKI
5 33 (4.58%) Data Centre
5 33 (4.58%) User Experience
6 26 (3.61%) Self-Motivation
7 19 (2.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 18 (2.50%) Reference Data
9 16 (2.22%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 15 (2.08%) Data Structures
11 13 (1.81%) Analogue Electronics
11 13 (1.81%) Embedded Systems
11 13 (1.81%) Fibre Optics
12 12 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
13 11 (1.53%) Market Risk
14 10 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
15 9 (1.25%) ASIC
15 9 (1.25%) Cyberattack
16 8 (1.11%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 97 (13.47%) Windows
2 47 (6.53%) Linux
3 35 (4.86%) Windows Server
4 30 (4.17%) Windows Server 2016
5 28 (3.89%) Android
6 26 (3.61%) Apple iOS
7 24 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (3.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (1.67%) Unix
10 11 (1.53%) Mac OS X
11 8 (1.11%) Mac OS
12 7 (0.97%) Windows 10
13 6 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (0.69%) Windows Server 2019
15 4 (0.56%) Mesosphere
15 4 (0.56%) Solaris
15 4 (0.56%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 2 (0.28%) FreeRTOS
17 2 (0.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (19.72%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (16.81%) Software Engineering
3 92 (12.78%) Problem-Solving
4 89 (12.36%) Test Automation
5 81 (11.25%) Computer Science
6 73 (10.14%) SDLC
7 62 (8.61%) Analytics
8 53 (7.36%) Data Validation
9 52 (7.22%) ITIL
10 49 (6.81%) Business Intelligence
11 48 (6.67%) Mentoring
11 48 (6.67%) Migration
11 48 (6.67%) Project Management
12 45 (6.25%) Software Testing
13 43 (5.97%) User Acceptance Testing
14 42 (5.83%) Data Governance
14 42 (5.83%) Scrum
15 41 (5.69%) Data Analysis
16 40 (5.56%) Mathematics
17 39 (5.42%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 129 (17.92%) Python
2 109 (15.14%) SQL
3 95 (13.19%) C++
4 92 (12.78%) C#
5 85 (11.81%) C
6 81 (11.25%) Java
7 63 (8.75%) JavaScript
8 18 (2.50%) MATLAB
9 16 (2.22%) R
10 15 (2.08%) Apex Code
10 15 (2.08%) Embedded C
10 15 (2.08%) VBA
11 14 (1.94%) PowerShell
12 13 (1.81%) T-SQL
13 12 (1.67%) Bash Shell
14 11 (1.53%) Perl
15 10 (1.39%) TypeScript
16 9 (1.25%) Tcl
17 8 (1.11%) Lua
17 8 (1.11%) Scala
Qualifications
1 203 (28.19%) Degree
2 48 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 41 (5.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 35 (4.86%) Computer Science Degree
5 26 (3.61%) DV Cleared
6 25 (3.47%) Master's Degree
7 15 (2.08%) AWS Certification
8 14 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (1.94%) CISSP
8 14 (1.94%) PhD
9 13 (1.81%) DBS Check
9 13 (1.81%) HNC
9 13 (1.81%) SC Cleared
10 12 (1.67%) CCNP
11 10 (1.39%) GCIH
12 9 (1.25%) CCNA
13 8 (1.11%) Check Point Certification
13 8 (1.11%) GCIA
13 8 (1.11%) HND
13 8 (1.11%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (6.81%) QA
2 30 (4.17%) Data Quality
3 14 (1.94%) ISO 26262
4 11 (1.53%) GDPR
5 9 (1.25%) GxP
6 6 (0.83%) Dodd-Frank
6 6 (0.83%) EMIR
6 6 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.83%) MiFID
6 6 (0.83%) MISRA
6 6 (0.83%) MISRA C
6 6 (0.83%) PMO
7 4 (0.56%) Basel II
7 4 (0.56%) Basel III
7 4 (0.56%) IFRS
7 4 (0.56%) IFRS 9
8 3 (0.42%) ISO 13485
8 3 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.42%) SLA
9 1 (0.14%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 70 (9.72%) Active Directory
2 37 (5.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (4.72%) Firmware
4 30 (4.17%) Hyper-V
5 29 (4.03%) Docker
6 13 (1.81%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.42%) vSphere
9 2 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.14%) NDS
10 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 33 (4.58%) SCCM
2 23 (3.19%) EMC NetWorker
2 23 (3.19%) NetBackup
2 23 (3.19%) SCOM
2 23 (3.19%) SCVMM
2 23 (3.19%) WSUS
3 12 (1.67%) Ansible
4 8 (1.11%) Single Sign-On
4 8 (1.11%) Terraform
5 6 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (0.69%) CA Single Sign-On
6 5 (0.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 5 (0.69%) Kubernetes
6 5 (0.69%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (0.69%) Prometheus
7 4 (0.56%) HP ALM
7 4 (0.56%) Kibana
7 4 (0.56%) logstash
7 4 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 132 (18.33%) Microsoft
2 73 (10.14%) Oracle
3 44 (6.11%) SAP
4 40 (5.56%) VMware
5 39 (5.42%) Salesforce.com
6 32 (4.44%) Gemalto
7 31 (4.31%) HP
8 29 (4.03%) EMC
9 25 (3.47%) Citrix
10 23 (3.19%) Symantec
11 20 (2.78%) Cisco
12 15 (2.08%) Google
13 13 (1.81%) BT
14 12 (1.67%) CheckPoint
14 12 (1.67%) F5
14 12 (1.67%) Virgin Media
15 11 (1.53%) Adobe
15 11 (1.53%) Nokia
16 10 (1.39%) Openreach
17 8 (1.11%) Mapinfo