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 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
UK
Rank 311 325 292
Rank change year-on-year +14 -33  
Permanent jobs citing Validation 826 1010 1160
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.98% 0.99% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 1.12% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 564 706 752
Median salary £45,000 £44,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.12% -6.31%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £44,750
% change year-on-year - -10.61%  

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 74701 90545 91461
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.04% 88.48% 87.02%
Number of salaries quoted 61327 74932 73985
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.04%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 22 March 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 22 March 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 +18 776 £45,000 - 129
London +48 300 £55,000 -4.34% 34
North West +53 120 £35,000 -3.44% 17
South East -72 98 £45,000 +12.50% 21
Manchester +50 94 £37,500 +1.35% 10
City of London +98 93 £60,000 - 9
South West -6 70 £37,500 -16.66% 12
Oldham - 66 - - 7
East of England -16 63 £45,000 +7.78% 16
Yorkshire +53 62 £40,000 - 13
West Midlands +16 51 £50,000 +17.64% 7
West Yorkshire +39 39 £39,000 -5.45% 8
Bristol +12 37 £37,500 -12.79% 5
Berkshire +35 35 £45,000 -14.28% 5
Birmingham +9 34 £50,000 +17.64% 2
Hertfordshire -7 28 £42,500 -5.55% 6
Scotland -7 23 £41,250 -17.50% 2
Leeds +33 22 £37,500 +7.14% 6
Wales +18 22 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Cambridgeshire +13 22 £55,000 +26.02% 9
Edinburgh +11 22 £42,500 -12.82% 2
Cambridge +8 19 £55,000 +26.02% 6
Hampshire -31 19 £40,000 +14.28% 3
Reading +45 16 £45,000 +5.88%
Hatfield +31 16 £32,500 -53.57% 3
Surrey +47 15 £50,000 +14.28% 7
South Yorkshire +13 15 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Lancashire +10 14 £27,250 -12.09% 1
South Wales +15 12 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Sheffield +11 10 £40,000 -5.88%

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 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.

1 427 (25.13%) Degree
2 398 (23.43%) Finance
3 364 (21.42%) Agile Software Development
4 353 (20.78%) SQL
5 302 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
6 285 (16.77%) Microsoft
7 271 (15.95%) Project Management
8 237 (13.95%) Java
9 235 (13.83%) Software Engineering
10 233 (13.71%) C++
11 214 (12.60%) Linux
12 202 (11.89%) QA
13 190 (11.18%) MS Excel
14 189 (11.12%) C
15 185 (10.89%) HTML
16 181 (10.65%) SQL Server
17 175 (10.30%) Computer Science
18 169 (9.95%) Python
19 168 (9.89%) ITIL
20 166 (9.77%) JavaScript
21 162 (9.54%) Windows
21 162 (9.54%) Analytics
22 153 (9.01%) SDLC
23 149 (8.77%) Business Analysis
24 144 (8.48%) Security Cleared
25 137 (8.06%) .NET
26 129 (7.59%) CSS
27 128 (7.53%) Oracle
28 124 (7.30%) Web Services
28 124 (7.30%) User Acceptance Testing

Validation
Top Related 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 43 (2.53%) IIS
2 35 (2.06%) SAS
3 33 (1.94%) CMS
3 33 (1.94%) Tomcat
4 31 (1.82%) SharePoint
5 26 (1.53%) Apache
6 23 (1.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 23 (1.35%) WebSphere
7 15 (0.88%) MS Exchange
8 14 (0.82%) JBoss
8 14 (0.82%) WebLogic
9 13 (0.77%) Apache Spark
10 11 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
11 9 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 9 (0.53%) Confluence
12 6 (0.35%) Skype for Business
13 5 (0.29%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.24%) GlassFish
14 4 (0.24%) SugarCRM
15 3 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 190 (11.18%) MS Excel
2 94 (5.53%) MS Office
3 37 (2.18%) MS Visio
4 34 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 26 (1.53%) SPSS
6 11 (0.65%) Simulink
7 9 (0.53%) MS Project
8 8 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.29%) SOLIDWORKS
10 4 (0.24%) GNU Octave
10 4 (0.24%) Stata
11 3 (0.18%) Stateflow
11 3 (0.18%) Windchill
12 2 (0.12%) Doxygen
12 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
12 2 (0.12%) Pro/ENGINEER
12 2 (0.12%) PTC Creo
12 2 (0.12%) Solid Edge
13 1 (0.059%) GIMP
13 1 (0.059%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 24 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.59%) SAP CRM
3 8 (0.47%) Northgate Housing
3 8 (0.47%) Orchard Housing
3 8 (0.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 8 (0.47%) SAP PM
4 6 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.35%) OpenText MBPM
5 5 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.29%) SAP CO
5 5 (0.29%) SAP FI
5 5 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.24%) Oracle HRMS
7 3 (0.18%) assyst
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.18%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.18%) SAP R/3
7 3 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
7 3 (0.18%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 48 (2.83%) SaaS
2 32 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
5 18 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
6 16 (0.94%) Google Analytics
7 14 (0.82%) Force.com
7 14 (0.82%) Google Tag Manager
8 13 (0.77%) PaaS
9 12 (0.71%) IaaS
10 7 (0.41%) Office 365
11 6 (0.35%) GitHub
12 5 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.18%) Adobe Analytics
13 3 (0.18%) Mimecast
14 2 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.12%) Trello
15 1 (0.059%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 1 (0.059%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 1 (0.059%) FinancialForce.com
Communications & Networking
1 80 (4.71%) Firewall
2 67 (3.94%) LAN
3 65 (3.83%) WAN
4 57 (3.35%) DNS
4 57 (3.35%) TCP/IP
5 52 (3.06%) DHCP
6 45 (2.65%) Internet
7 44 (2.59%) Wireless
8 26 (1.53%) Bluetooth
8 26 (1.53%) Ethernet
8 26 (1.53%) HTTP
9 21 (1.24%) RS-232
10 20 (1.18%) RS-422
10 20 (1.18%) RS-485
10 20 (1.18%) ZigBee
11 19 (1.12%) Software-Defined Networking
12 18 (1.06%) Intranet
13 17 (1.00%) VPN
14 15 (0.88%) VoIP
14 15 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 181 (10.65%) SQL Server
2 88 (5.18%) MySQL
3 64 (3.77%) Relational Database
4 41 (2.41%) Big Data
5 39 (2.30%) Hadoop
6 36 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 36 (2.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 30 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
8 27 (1.59%) Oracle Database
9 26 (1.53%) BusinessObjects
10 25 (1.47%) Data Mining
11 22 (1.29%) RDBMS
12 20 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
13 18 (1.06%) QlikView
14 16 (0.94%) GIS
15 15 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
16 14 (0.82%) NoSQL
16 14 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 12 (0.71%) KDB
17 12 (0.71%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 121 (7.12%) Selenium
2 84 (4.94%) Git (software)
3 81 (4.77%) JIRA
4 69 (4.06%) Cucumber
5 49 (2.88%) Visual Studio
6 41 (2.41%) Rational DOORS
7 40 (2.35%) Subversion
8 33 (1.94%) Jenkins
9 27 (1.59%) JUnit
10 23 (1.35%) Appium
11 19 (1.12%) LoadRunner
12 18 (1.06%) HP UFT
13 17 (1.00%) Ant
13 17 (1.00%) JMeter
14 16 (0.94%) Maven
15 15 (0.88%) MSI
15 15 (0.88%) TestNG
16 13 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 11 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
18 10 (0.59%) WebDriver
General
1 398 (23.43%) Finance
2 105 (6.18%) Banking
3 90 (5.30%) Electronics
4 85 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 80 (4.71%) Manufacturing
6 78 (4.59%) Marketing
7 59 (3.47%) Legal
8 44 (2.59%) Advertising
9 43 (2.53%) Retail
10 37 (2.18%) Pharmaceutical
11 33 (1.94%) Military
12 31 (1.82%) Aerospace
13 28 (1.65%) Financial Institution
14 27 (1.59%) Back Office
15 24 (1.41%) Automotive
16 20 (1.18%) Publishing
17 19 (1.12%) Front Office
17 19 (1.12%) Investment Banking
18 13 (0.77%) German Language
18 13 (0.77%) Law
Job Titles
1 378 (22.25%) Analyst
2 239 (14.07%) Developer
3 147 (8.65%) Business Analyst
4 118 (6.95%) Consultant
5 97 (5.71%) Software Engineer
6 91 (5.36%) Test Engineer
7 83 (4.89%) Architect
8 71 (4.18%) Systems Engineer
9 68 (4.00%) Embedded Engineer
10 61 (3.59%) Senior Analyst
11 46 (2.71%) Support Analyst
12 45 (2.65%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 43 (2.53%) Integration Engineer
13 43 (2.53%) Network Engineer
14 40 (2.35%) Administrator
14 40 (2.35%) Data Analyst
15 39 (2.30%) QA Engineer
15 39 (2.30%) Solutions Architect
16 37 (2.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 31 (1.82%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 185 (10.89%) HTML
2 137 (8.06%) .NET
3 129 (7.59%) CSS
4 124 (7.30%) Web Services
5 93 (5.47%) XML
6 66 (3.88%) jQuery
7 62 (3.65%) JSON
8 55 (3.24%) AngularJS
9 50 (2.94%) SOAP
10 46 (2.71%) REST
11 45 (2.65%) ASP.NET
12 42 (2.47%) HTML5
13 37 (2.18%) Node.js
13 37 (2.18%) Spring
14 36 (2.12%) ASP.NET MVC
15 33 (1.94%) CSS3
16 32 (1.88%) J2EE
16 32 (1.88%) RESTful
17 26 (1.53%) Middleware
18 24 (1.41%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 302 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
2 175 (10.30%) Computer Science
3 113 (6.65%) Management Information System
4 92 (5.41%) User Experience
5 78 (4.59%) Data Centre
6 66 (3.88%) Algorithms
7 42 (2.47%) Mobile App
8 38 (2.24%) Fintech
9 30 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
10 22 (1.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 21 (1.24%) Credit Risk
11 21 (1.24%) Life Science
12 20 (1.18%) Home Automation
13 19 (1.12%) Virtual Team
14 17 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 17 (1.00%) Wiki
15 16 (0.94%) Device Driver
15 16 (0.94%) Social Media
16 15 (0.88%) SWIFT
17 14 (0.82%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 214 (12.60%) Linux
2 162 (9.54%) Windows
3 72 (4.24%) Windows Server
4 71 (4.18%) Unix
5 37 (2.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 35 (2.06%) Embedded Linux
7 21 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (0.88%) Windows 7
8 15 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (0.59%) Android
10 10 (0.59%) Windows 10
11 9 (0.53%) Windows Vista
12 5 (0.29%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.24%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.18%) AIX
14 3 (0.18%) Solaris
15 2 (0.12%) VMS
15 2 (0.12%) VxWorks
15 2 (0.12%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 364 (21.42%) Agile Software Development
2 271 (15.95%) Project Management
3 235 (13.83%) Software Engineering
4 168 (9.89%) ITIL
5 162 (9.54%) Analytics
6 153 (9.01%) SDLC
7 149 (8.77%) Business Analysis
8 124 (7.30%) User Acceptance Testing
9 121 (7.12%) Test Scripting
10 115 (6.77%) Test Strategy
11 114 (6.71%) Scrum
12 110 (6.47%) Continuous Integration
12 110 (6.47%) CRM
12 110 (6.47%) Mathematics
13 101 (5.94%) Continuous Improvement
14 100 (5.89%) Software Testing
15 98 (5.77%) Stakeholder Management
16 94 (5.53%) Data Validation
17 91 (5.36%) Service Delivery
18 83 (4.89%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 353 (20.78%) SQL
2 237 (13.95%) Java
3 233 (13.71%) C++
4 189 (11.12%) C
5 169 (9.95%) Python
6 166 (9.77%) JavaScript
7 121 (7.12%) C#
8 90 (5.30%) PHP
9 77 (4.53%) Embedded C
10 56 (3.30%) Perl
11 46 (2.71%) Embedded C++
11 46 (2.71%) MATLAB
12 45 (2.65%) R
13 38 (2.24%) VBA
14 34 (2.00%) VB
15 32 (1.88%) T-SQL
16 31 (1.82%) Bash Shell
17 29 (1.71%) Ruby
18 22 (1.29%) PL/SQL
19 20 (1.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 427 (25.13%) Degree
2 144 (8.48%) Security Cleared
3 74 (4.36%) SC Cleared
4 67 (3.94%) DV Cleared
5 65 (3.83%) Cisco Certification
6 63 (3.71%) ISEB
7 49 (2.88%) PhD
8 48 (2.83%) CCNP
8 48 (2.83%) ITIL Certification
9 43 (2.53%) ISTQB
10 27 (1.59%) CISSP
11 24 (1.41%) HND
12 23 (1.35%) CCIE
12 23 (1.35%) HNC
13 19 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
14 17 (1.00%) SANS
15 15 (0.88%) CCNA
16 14 (0.82%) JNCIA
16 14 (0.82%) Postgraduate
17 13 (0.77%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 202 (11.89%) QA
2 81 (4.77%) SLA
3 56 (3.30%) Data Quality
4 26 (1.53%) MiFID
5 23 (1.35%) EMIR
6 22 (1.29%) PMO
7 14 (0.82%) GAMP
7 14 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 10 (0.59%) PCI DSS
9 9 (0.53%) Dodd-Frank
10 8 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 7 (0.41%) GxP
11 7 (0.41%) ISO 9001
11 7 (0.41%) ISO13485
11 7 (0.41%) MISRA
12 6 (0.35%) GDPR
13 5 (0.29%) IEC 61508
14 4 (0.24%) GMP
14 4 (0.24%) MISRA C
14 4 (0.24%) PMBOK
System Software
1 81 (4.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 80 (4.71%) Active Directory
3 73 (4.30%) Firmware
4 61 (3.59%) Hyper-V
5 22 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
6 20 (1.18%) vSphere
7 13 (0.77%) XenApp
8 12 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (0.35%) vCloud
10 5 (0.29%) Terminal Services
10 5 (0.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 5 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.18%) Docker
11 3 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 2 (0.12%) HDFS
12 2 (0.12%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.12%) KVM
12 2 (0.12%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 28 (1.65%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (1.29%) SCCM
3 19 (1.12%) Puppet
4 17 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (0.71%) EdgeSight
6 11 (0.65%) Endace
7 8 (0.47%) Ansible
7 8 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 7 (0.41%) SCOM
9 5 (0.29%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 4 (0.24%) BladeLogic
10 4 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (0.18%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
11 3 (0.18%) Nessus
11 3 (0.18%) RSA Archer
12 2 (0.12%) Nagios
12 2 (0.12%) Oracle ZFS
12 2 (0.12%) SmoothWall
13 1 (0.059%) Tivoli
13 1 (0.059%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 285 (16.77%) Microsoft
2 128 (7.53%) Oracle
3 100 (5.89%) Cisco
4 85 (5.00%) VMware
5 69 (4.06%) Juniper
6 63 (3.71%) Salesforce.com
7 60 (3.53%) SAP
8 50 (2.94%) IBM
9 47 (2.77%) HP
10 33 (1.94%) Google
11 29 (1.71%) Citrix
12 24 (1.41%) hybris
12 24 (1.41%) Tableau
13 21 (1.24%) Atlassian
14 18 (1.06%) Red Hat
15 17 (1.00%) F5
16 12 (0.71%) CheckPoint
16 12 (0.71%) Cognizant
16 12 (0.71%) EMC
16 12 (0.71%) LogRhythm
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
SoCode Limited
Salary: Market related
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Best Practice Talent Solutions
Salary: From £55,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Highams
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Social events, development opportu
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
SoCode Limited
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + Attractive Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Computershare Investor Services
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Erin Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum + Bonus & excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: 5% Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CGI
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Searchability
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Cornucopia IT Resourcing
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum PLUS 20% bonus + Pension + Private H
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol Area
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Flexible hours, generous pension,
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + PERKS
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Additional benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55000 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum + Bonus & excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Maersk Line
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Maersk Line
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Montash
Salary: £75000.00 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £30000 - £48000 per annum + bonus +Full bens
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: c£30k
Posted: 2 days ago