Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
UK
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 280 292 333
Rank change year-on-year +12 +41 +7
Permanent jobs citing Validation 1,687 1,947 1,597
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.17% 1.13% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 1.23% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1,155 1,372 1,139
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +1.12%
10th Percentile £30,850 £30,500 £29,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -2.41%

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 132,313 157,792 154,407
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.78% 91.88% 91.45%
Number of salaries quoted 103,480 127,170 126,603
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 21 May 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 21 May 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 +11 1,585 £50,000 +5.26% 155
UK excluding London +34 1,101 £45,000 - 133
London -12 546 £62,500 +13.64% 35
South East +33 352 £55,000 +22.22% 37
North of England +97 327 £40,000 -17.53% 17
Yorkshire +76 177 £40,000 -32.49% 3
Midlands +12 165 £42,500 -5.56% 22
West Midlands +7 129 £45,000 - 18
North West +53 119 £45,000 - 9
South West -57 101 £47,500 +18.75% 23
East of England 0 80 £45,000 - 21
Scotland +23 49 £58,750 +6.82% 5
East Midlands +28 36 £36,540 -16.00% 4
North East +41 31 £32,000 -24.71% 5
Wales +9 27 £32,500 -13.33% 8
Channel Islands - 1 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 21 May 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.

1 473 (28.04%) Agile Software Development
2 353 (20.92%) SQL
3 339 (20.09%) Degree
4 316 (18.73%) Finance
5 281 (16.66%) Analytical Skills
6 275 (16.30%) Microsoft
7 268 (15.89%) Software Engineering
8 265 (15.71%) Python
9 247 (14.64%) Java
10 228 (13.52%) QA
11 220 (13.04%) Test Automation
12 215 (12.74%) Analytics
13 208 (12.33%) Problem-Solving
14 204 (12.09%) ITIL
15 190 (11.26%) Windows
16 184 (10.91%) C
17 175 (10.37%) Cisco Certification
18 174 (10.31%) Mentoring
19 173 (10.25%) C++
20 159 (9.43%) Amazon AWS
21 152 (9.01%) C#
22 151 (8.95%) Presales
23 149 (8.83%) Linux
24 148 (8.77%) Microsoft Azure
25 145 (8.60%) Business Intelligence
26 142 (8.42%) Project Management
27 140 (8.30%) CCNP
28 138 (8.18%) SQL Server
29 136 (8.06%) Change Management
30 135 (8.00%) Oracle

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 74 (4.39%) SharePoint
2 44 (2.61%) Apache Spark
3 41 (2.43%) IIS
4 32 (1.90%) Confluence
4 32 (1.90%) Skype for Business
5 25 (1.48%) SAS
6 20 (1.19%) CMS
7 18 (1.07%) Apache
7 18 (1.07%) WebLogic
8 9 (0.53%) MS Exchange
9 7 (0.41%) Oracle UPK
9 7 (0.41%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.36%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.30%) Apache Pig
11 5 (0.30%) nginx
11 5 (0.30%) Oracle Service Bus
11 5 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.30%) Smallworld
12 4 (0.24%) Apache Solr
12 4 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 104 (6.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 89 (5.28%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (1.66%) MS Visio
4 27 (1.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 27 (1.60%) Sketch
5 23 (1.36%) Microsoft Project
6 16 (0.95%) InVision
7 12 (0.71%) OmniGraffle
8 10 (0.59%) Photoshop
9 9 (0.53%) Simulink
10 8 (0.47%) AutoCAD
10 8 (0.47%) SPSS
11 7 (0.41%) SOLIDWORKS
12 4 (0.24%) Chatbot
12 4 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
13 3 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
13 3 (0.18%) NASTRAN
13 3 (0.18%) Stata
13 3 (0.18%) Stateflow
13 3 (0.18%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 32 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.71%) Unit4 Business World
4 11 (0.65%) JDE OneWorld
5 10 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
6 8 (0.47%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 8 (0.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 8 (0.47%) SAP MM
7 7 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
7 7 (0.41%) Oracle Receivables
7 7 (0.41%) SAP SRM
8 6 (0.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 6 (0.36%) IntelliMatch
9 5 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
10 4 (0.24%) Distributed Ledger
10 4 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
11 3 (0.18%) SAP CRM
11 3 (0.18%) SAP EWM
11 3 (0.18%) SAP WM
11 3 (0.18%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 159 (9.43%) Amazon AWS
2 148 (8.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 67 (3.97%) Google Cloud Platform
4 59 (3.50%) SaaS
5 53 (3.14%) Office 365
6 52 (3.08%) Power Platform
7 35 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
8 30 (1.78%) GitHub
9 26 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
10 18 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
10 18 (1.07%) Amazon S3
11 17 (1.01%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 16 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
13 14 (0.83%) PaaS
14 12 (0.71%) Amazon Glacier
14 12 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 11 (0.65%) PowerApps
16 9 (0.53%) Force.com
16 9 (0.53%) IaaS
17 8 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 116 (6.88%) Internet
2 107 (6.34%) MPLS
3 79 (4.68%) WAN
4 74 (4.39%) Firewall
5 44 (2.61%) Bluetooth
6 40 (2.37%) LAN
7 39 (2.31%) VPN
7 39 (2.31%) Wi-Fi
8 38 (2.25%) Wireless
9 32 (1.90%) DHCP
10 31 (1.84%) Network Security
11 29 (1.72%) Skype
12 28 (1.66%) DNS
12 28 (1.66%) GSM
13 27 (1.60%) SSL
14 24 (1.42%) TCP/IP
15 21 (1.24%) Cisco ASA
16 17 (1.01%) FTP
17 16 (0.95%) SAN
18 15 (0.89%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (8.18%) SQL Server
2 83 (4.92%) Big Data
3 76 (4.51%) Data Warehouse
3 76 (4.51%) Relational Database
4 66 (3.91%) Data Mining
5 60 (3.56%) QlikView
6 49 (2.90%) Hadoop
7 43 (2.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 43 (2.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 41 (2.43%) Power BI
9 39 (2.31%) MySQL
10 34 (2.02%) Apache Hive
11 31 (1.84%) RDBMS
12 30 (1.78%) Oracle Database
13 26 (1.54%) NoSQL
14 23 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
14 23 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 22 (1.30%) Impala
15 22 (1.30%) Neo4j
15 22 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 123 (7.29%) JIRA
2 101 (5.99%) Selenium
3 72 (4.27%) Jenkins
4 64 (3.79%) Git (software)
5 62 (3.68%) WebDriver
6 46 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
7 41 (2.43%) Cucumber
8 34 (2.02%) TeamCity
9 31 (1.84%) Rational DOORS
10 29 (1.72%) LabVIEW
11 28 (1.66%) Octopus Deploy
12 26 (1.54%) IBM UrbanCode
12 26 (1.54%) Travis CI
13 19 (1.13%) Maven
13 19 (1.13%) Visual Studio
14 18 (1.07%) Subversion
15 17 (1.01%) TestNG
16 13 (0.77%) Axure RP
16 13 (0.77%) SoapUI
17 12 (0.71%) Ant
General
1 316 (18.73%) Finance
2 117 (6.94%) Electronics
3 111 (6.58%) Banking
4 110 (6.52%) Marketing
5 101 (5.99%) Retail
6 96 (5.69%) Telecoms
7 66 (3.91%) Manufacturing
8 54 (3.20%) Aerospace
9 41 (2.43%) Billing
10 38 (2.25%) Military
11 34 (2.02%) Investment Banking
12 31 (1.84%) Advertising
12 31 (1.84%) Legal
13 26 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
14 22 (1.30%) Back Office
15 20 (1.19%) Financial Institution
16 19 (1.13%) Front Office
17 14 (0.83%) Games
18 12 (0.71%) Publishing
19 10 (0.59%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 358 (21.22%) Analyst
2 134 (7.94%) Developer
3 117 (6.94%) Network Engineer
4 116 (6.88%) Business Analyst
5 111 (6.58%) Software Engineer
6 100 (5.93%) Architect
7 89 (5.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 87 (5.16%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
9 86 (5.10%) Data Scientist
10 80 (4.74%) Project Engineer
11 78 (4.62%) Systems Engineer
12 66 (3.91%) Consultant
13 57 (3.38%) Administrator
14 55 (3.26%) Test Engineer
15 52 (3.08%) Embedded Engineer
16 51 (3.02%) Senior Software Engineer
17 48 (2.85%) Data Analyst
17 48 (2.85%) Embedded Software Engineer
18 47 (2.79%) Designer
18 47 (2.79%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (4.15%) Web Services
2 66 (3.91%) .NET
3 58 (3.44%) XML
4 52 (3.08%) Middleware
5 44 (2.61%) HTML
5 44 (2.61%) SOAP
6 40 (2.37%) REST
7 38 (2.25%) TensorFlow
8 35 (2.07%) CSS
9 26 (1.54%) Elastic Stack
10 25 (1.48%) JSON
11 23 (1.36%) Node.js
12 22 (1.30%) AngularJS
12 22 (1.30%) Visualforce
13 19 (1.13%) HTML5
14 17 (1.01%) EDIFACT
14 17 (1.01%) scikit-learn
15 15 (0.89%) Kafka
16 14 (0.83%) jQuery
17 12 (0.71%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 281 (16.66%) Analytical Skills
2 112 (6.64%) Management Information System
3 110 (6.52%) User Experience
4 66 (3.91%) Self-Motivation
5 63 (3.73%) Algorithms
6 36 (2.13%) Fintech
7 31 (1.84%) Data Centre
7 31 (1.84%) Data Structures
8 26 (1.54%) PlayStation
9 24 (1.42%) Embedded Systems
10 23 (1.36%) Credit Risk
11 21 (1.24%) Market Risk
12 18 (1.07%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 18 (1.07%) Security Operations Centre
13 17 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 17 (1.01%) Mobile App
14 16 (0.95%) Clustering
14 16 (0.95%) Robotics
14 16 (0.95%) Smartphone
15 15 (0.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 190 (11.26%) Windows
2 149 (8.83%) Linux
3 72 (4.27%) Windows Server
4 43 (2.55%) Unix
5 29 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (1.54%) Android
6 26 (1.54%) Mesosphere
7 19 (1.13%) Windows 7
8 17 (1.01%) Windows 10
8 17 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (0.83%) Solaris
11 12 (0.71%) Mac OS
11 12 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (0.65%) Apple iOS
12 11 (0.65%) CentOS
12 11 (0.65%) Ubuntu
13 9 (0.53%) Embedded Linux
14 8 (0.47%) Windows 8
15 7 (0.41%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 473 (28.04%) Agile Software Development
2 268 (15.89%) Software Engineering
3 220 (13.04%) Test Automation
4 215 (12.74%) Analytics
5 208 (12.33%) Problem-Solving
6 204 (12.09%) ITIL
7 174 (10.31%) Mentoring
8 151 (8.95%) Presales
9 145 (8.60%) Business Intelligence
10 142 (8.42%) Project Management
11 136 (8.06%) Change Management
12 125 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
13 124 (7.35%) Data Validation
14 115 (6.82%) Machine Learning
15 109 (6.46%) Computer Science
16 108 (6.40%) CRM
17 107 (6.34%) Business Analysis
18 103 (6.11%) Visualisation
19 101 (5.99%) Continuous Integration
20 100 (5.93%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 353 (20.92%) SQL
2 265 (15.71%) Python
3 247 (14.64%) Java
4 184 (10.91%) C
5 173 (10.25%) C++
6 152 (9.01%) C#
7 96 (5.69%) JavaScript
8 74 (4.39%) PowerShell
9 60 (3.56%) R
10 43 (2.55%) Bash Shell
11 40 (2.37%) Ruby
12 39 (2.31%) MATLAB
13 37 (2.19%) Scala
14 35 (2.07%) Apex Code
15 34 (2.02%) VB
15 34 (2.02%) VBA
16 33 (1.96%) Go
17 32 (1.90%) T-SQL
18 26 (1.54%) Embedded C
19 18 (1.07%) PHP
Qualifications
1 339 (20.09%) Degree
2 175 (10.37%) Cisco Certification
3 140 (8.30%) CCNP
4 130 (7.71%) Security Cleared
5 123 (7.29%) CCNA
6 94 (5.57%) SC Cleared
7 49 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
8 41 (2.43%) CISSP
8 41 (2.43%) DV Cleared
8 41 (2.43%) PhD
9 35 (2.07%) Computer Science Degree
10 33 (1.96%) ISEB
11 32 (1.90%) Master's Degree
12 31 (1.84%) MCSA
13 21 (1.24%) CCSP
13 21 (1.24%) ISTQB
14 17 (1.01%) DBS Check
14 17 (1.01%) HND
14 17 (1.01%) MCSE
15 11 (0.65%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 228 (13.52%) QA
2 93 (5.51%) Data Quality
3 55 (3.26%) SLA
4 37 (2.19%) GDPR
4 37 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 20 (1.19%) Def Stans
6 19 (1.13%) MiFID
7 16 (0.95%) Dodd-Frank
8 15 (0.89%) GAMP
9 13 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 12 (0.71%) EMIR
11 11 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 11 (0.65%) PMO
12 9 (0.53%) ISO 22301
13 7 (0.41%) COBIT
13 7 (0.41%) COSHH
13 7 (0.41%) ISO 13485
14 6 (0.36%) ISO 20022
14 6 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 6 (0.36%) TARGET2
System Software
1 90 (5.33%) vCloud
2 64 (3.79%) Active Directory
3 60 (3.56%) Docker
4 48 (2.85%) VMware Infrastructure
5 38 (2.25%) Firmware
6 22 (1.30%) Hyper-V
7 17 (1.01%) vSphere
8 11 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (0.47%) XenApp
10 6 (0.36%) Apache Flume
11 4 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.12%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.12%) VMware NSX
14 1 (0.059%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 43 (2.55%) Ansible
2 38 (2.25%) Terraform
3 37 (2.19%) Kubernetes
4 33 (1.96%) Puppet
5 30 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
6 26 (1.54%) Automic
6 26 (1.54%) Consul
6 26 (1.54%) Prometheus
7 22 (1.30%) Oozie
8 21 (1.24%) SCCM
9 20 (1.19%) WSUS
10 11 (0.65%) Cisco CUCM
11 7 (0.41%) CASB
11 7 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
11 7 (0.41%) Oracle RMAN
11 7 (0.41%) Stealthwatch
12 6 (0.36%) Control-M
12 6 (0.36%) HP ALM
12 6 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
13 5 (0.30%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 275 (16.30%) Microsoft
2 135 (8.00%) Oracle
3 84 (4.98%) Cisco
4 81 (4.80%) Tableau
5 79 (4.68%) Salesforce.com
6 74 (4.39%) SAP
7 73 (4.33%) VMware
8 48 (2.85%) Google
9 35 (2.07%) Splunk
10 31 (1.84%) Palo Alto
11 29 (1.72%) EMC
12 27 (1.60%) Citrix
13 26 (1.54%) IBM
14 25 (1.48%) Adobe
14 25 (1.48%) Fortinet
15 22 (1.30%) JD Edwards
16 20 (1.19%) Cognizant
16 20 (1.19%) HP
16 20 (1.19%) Remedy
17 17 (1.01%) Red Hat