Period
to 17 July 2018

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 17 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
UK
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 290 324 331
Rank change year-on-year +34 +7 -7
Permanent jobs citing Validation 2,004 1,764 2,027
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.14% 0.99% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 1.10% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1,388 1,269 1,504
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -5.26%
10th Percentile £30,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -5.56%

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 159,438 161,090 183,017
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.68% 90.70% 90.02%
Number of salaries quoted 127,376 129,920 152,232
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 17 July 2018.

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 17 July 2018. 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 +38 1,897 £47,500 - 421
UK excluding London +21 1,231 £45,000 +5.88% 357
London +32 722 £55,000 -4.35% 96
South East +72 340 £45,000 - 72
North of England -38 234 £47,500 +26.67% 66
South West +57 217 £40,000 - 47
Midlands +66 210 £45,000 -5.26% 77
East of England +8 170 £45,000 +5.88% 63
West Midlands +36 147 £45,000 -5.26% 57
North West -26 127 £40,000 +14.29% 33
Yorkshire +19 98 £62,500 +56.25% 23
East Midlands +45 63 £43,000 +10.26% 20
Wales +10 48 £30,500 -30.68% 10
Scotland -47 37 £50,000 +2.56% 20
North East -36 9 £42,500 +21.43% 10
Northern Ireland +4 3 - - 2

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, 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.

1 557 (27.79%) Degree
2 539 (26.90%) Agile Software Development
3 385 (19.21%) Finance
4 331 (16.52%) SQL
5 311 (15.52%) Software Engineering
6 298 (14.87%) Java
7 285 (14.22%) Microsoft
8 278 (13.87%) Linux
9 262 (13.07%) Problem-Solving
10 255 (12.72%) Test Automation
11 253 (12.62%) C
12 250 (12.48%) Analytical Skills
13 247 (12.33%) Project Management
13 247 (12.33%) Python
14 239 (11.93%) C++
15 234 (11.68%) QA
16 191 (9.53%) SQL Server
17 187 (9.33%) C#
18 182 (9.08%) Continuous Improvement
19 177 (8.83%) Analytics
20 173 (8.63%) Windows
21 168 (8.38%) Security Cleared
22 163 (8.13%) JavaScript
23 160 (7.98%) HTML
24 157 (7.83%) Oracle
25 156 (7.78%) UML
26 151 (7.53%) ITIL
27 149 (7.44%) Management Information System
28 148 (7.39%) User Experience
28 148 (7.39%) SDLC

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 52 (2.59%) SharePoint
2 49 (2.45%) Confluence
3 48 (2.40%) SAS
4 29 (1.45%) Apache
5 27 (1.35%) CMS
6 23 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
7 22 (1.10%) Apache Spark
8 19 (0.95%) IIS
9 16 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 15 (0.75%) Umbraco
11 11 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
11 11 (0.55%) WordPress
12 9 (0.45%) Tomcat
13 8 (0.40%) EPiServer
14 7 (0.35%) JBoss
14 7 (0.35%) WebLogic
15 6 (0.30%) WebSphere
16 5 (0.25%) OpenStack
16 5 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
17 4 (0.20%) Gentran
Applications
1 123 (6.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 104 (5.19%) Microsoft Office
3 46 (2.30%) InVision
4 41 (2.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 40 (2.00%) OmniGraffle
6 24 (1.20%) Simulink
7 23 (1.15%) Photoshop
8 19 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
9 17 (0.85%) MS Visio
10 13 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
11 11 (0.55%) SPSS
12 9 (0.45%) OrCAD
13 8 (0.40%) Stateflow
13 8 (0.40%) TargetLink
14 7 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 6 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
16 3 (0.15%) EViews
16 3 (0.15%) SOLIDWORKS
17 2 (0.100%) AutoCAD
18 1 (0.050%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 24 (1.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 13 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
5 6 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.30%) SAP SD
6 4 (0.20%) Magento
6 4 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
7 3 (0.15%) iTrent
7 3 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.15%) Sage 200
7 3 (0.15%) SAP BPC
7 3 (0.15%) SAP CO
7 3 (0.15%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.15%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.100%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.100%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 112 (5.59%) Amazon AWS
2 84 (4.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (2.25%) SaaS
4 38 (1.90%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 36 (1.80%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 29 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
7 26 (1.30%) PaaS
8 25 (1.25%) Office 365
9 20 (1.00%) GitHub
9 20 (1.00%) npm
10 19 (0.95%) IaaS
11 18 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
12 16 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
13 15 (0.75%) Serverless
14 10 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
14 10 (0.50%) BrowserStack
14 10 (0.50%) Google Analytics
15 8 (0.40%) Amazon S3
15 8 (0.40%) BlazeMeter
16 7 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 75 (3.74%) Ethernet
2 51 (2.54%) Wi-Fi
3 45 (2.25%) TCP/IP
4 44 (2.20%) HTTP
5 42 (2.10%) Wireless
6 40 (2.00%) Internet
6 40 (2.00%) LAN
7 34 (1.70%) WAN
8 31 (1.55%) Bluetooth
9 29 (1.45%) Firewall
10 26 (1.30%) DNS
11 20 (1.00%) DHCP
12 18 (0.90%) SSL
12 18 (0.90%) VLAN
12 18 (0.90%) VPN
13 17 (0.85%) SNMP
14 16 (0.80%) 3GPP
14 16 (0.80%) FTP
14 16 (0.80%) IPsec
15 15 (0.75%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (9.53%) SQL Server
2 95 (4.74%) Data Warehouse
3 93 (4.64%) Relational Database
4 92 (4.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 91 (4.54%) Big Data
6 90 (4.49%) MySQL
7 66 (3.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 55 (2.74%) Hadoop
9 46 (2.30%) Power BI
9 46 (2.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 39 (1.95%) NoSQL
11 35 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
11 35 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
12 27 (1.35%) MongoDB
13 25 (1.25%) QlikView
14 24 (1.20%) Oracle Database
15 23 (1.15%) RDBMS
16 21 (1.05%) DB2
17 20 (1.00%) GIS
18 18 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 142 (7.09%) Git (software)
2 118 (5.89%) JIRA
3 109 (5.44%) Selenium
4 91 (4.54%) Jenkins
5 71 (3.54%) Cucumber
6 47 (2.35%) Visual Studio
7 46 (2.30%) Subversion
8 44 (2.20%) Maven
9 35 (1.75%) Rational DOORS
9 35 (1.75%) WebDriver
10 29 (1.45%) git-flow
11 24 (1.20%) JMeter
12 21 (1.05%) Eclipse
12 21 (1.05%) gulp
13 20 (1.00%) Gradle
13 20 (1.00%) Jasmine
13 20 (1.00%) Karma Test Runner
14 19 (0.95%) SoapUI
14 19 (0.95%) webpack
15 15 (0.75%) Robot Framework
General
1 385 (19.21%) Finance
2 146 (7.29%) Marketing
3 108 (5.39%) Electronics
4 101 (5.04%) Banking
5 99 (4.94%) Manufacturing
6 65 (3.24%) Retail
7 57 (2.84%) Legal
8 47 (2.35%) Telecoms
9 45 (2.25%) Automotive
9 45 (2.25%) Billing
10 35 (1.75%) Aerospace
11 30 (1.50%) Investment Banking
12 29 (1.45%) Advertising
13 26 (1.30%) Front Office
14 22 (1.10%) German Language
15 19 (0.95%) Games
15 19 (0.95%) Military
15 19 (0.95%) Publishing
16 18 (0.90%) French Language
17 17 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 385 (19.21%) Analyst
2 248 (12.38%) Developer
3 156 (7.78%) Software Engineer
4 151 (7.53%) Consultant
5 113 (5.64%) Business Analyst
6 111 (5.54%) Architect
7 90 (4.49%) Test Engineer
8 83 (4.14%) Designer
8 83 (4.14%) Embedded Engineer
9 77 (3.84%) Systems Engineer
10 73 (3.64%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 70 (3.49%) UX Designer
12 67 (3.34%) Senior Analyst
13 65 (3.24%) Test Analyst
14 54 (2.69%) Systems Analyst
15 53 (2.64%) Data Analyst
15 53 (2.64%) Data Scientist
16 52 (2.59%) Business Systems Analyst
17 51 (2.54%) Administrator
18 50 (2.50%) Lead Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (7.98%) HTML
2 104 (5.19%) CSS
3 103 (5.14%) XML
4 96 (4.79%) Mason
5 89 (4.44%) jQuery
5 89 (4.44%) Web Services
6 84 (4.19%) .NET
7 65 (3.24%) HTML5
8 60 (2.99%) AngularJS
9 54 (2.69%) REST
10 53 (2.64%) Sass
11 45 (2.25%) Visualforce
12 38 (1.90%) JSON
12 38 (1.90%) Spring
13 36 (1.80%) Middleware
14 35 (1.75%) CSS3
15 34 (1.70%) SOAP
16 27 (1.35%) Handlebars
17 25 (1.25%) RESTful
18 23 (1.15%) React
Miscellaneous
1 250 (12.48%) Analytical Skills
2 149 (7.44%) Management Information System
3 148 (7.39%) User Experience
4 144 (7.19%) Computer Science
5 74 (3.69%) Data Centre
6 63 (3.14%) Algorithms
7 62 (3.09%) Self-Motivation
8 53 (2.64%) Embedded Systems
9 48 (2.40%) Mobile App
10 44 (2.20%) Data Structures
11 38 (1.90%) IVR
12 32 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
13 31 (1.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 30 (1.50%) Life Science
15 27 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
16 22 (1.10%) Credit Risk
16 22 (1.10%) Fintech
17 21 (1.05%) Virtual Team
18 19 (0.95%) Equities
18 19 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 278 (13.87%) Linux
2 173 (8.63%) Windows
3 48 (2.40%) Unix
4 37 (1.85%) Android
5 29 (1.45%) Windows Server
6 24 (1.20%) Apple iOS
6 24 (1.20%) FreeRTOS
7 21 (1.05%) Embedded Linux
8 15 (0.75%) Windows 7
9 14 (0.70%) ThreadX
10 13 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (0.55%) SafeRTOS
12 10 (0.50%) Debian
12 10 (0.50%) Windows 10
13 9 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (0.35%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.25%) Robot Operating System
15 5 (0.25%) Solaris
15 5 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
16 4 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 539 (26.90%) Agile Software Development
2 311 (15.52%) Software Engineering
3 262 (13.07%) Problem-Solving
4 255 (12.72%) Test Automation
5 247 (12.33%) Project Management
6 182 (9.08%) Continuous Improvement
7 177 (8.83%) Analytics
8 156 (7.78%) UML
9 151 (7.53%) ITIL
10 148 (7.39%) SDLC
11 146 (7.29%) Data Analysis
11 146 (7.29%) Data Validation
12 144 (7.19%) Mentoring
13 143 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
14 142 (7.09%) Scrum
15 128 (6.39%) User Acceptance Testing
16 126 (6.29%) Business Analysis
17 115 (5.74%) Test Scripting
18 110 (5.49%) Stakeholder Management
19 109 (5.44%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 331 (16.52%) SQL
2 298 (14.87%) Java
3 253 (12.62%) C
4 247 (12.33%) Python
5 239 (11.93%) C++
6 187 (9.33%) C#
7 163 (8.13%) JavaScript
8 71 (3.54%) R
9 55 (2.74%) Apex Code
10 51 (2.54%) MATLAB
11 50 (2.50%) T-SQL
12 48 (2.40%) PHP
13 44 (2.20%) Bash Shell
14 43 (2.15%) VBA
15 40 (2.00%) Shell Script
16 39 (1.95%) Embedded C
17 34 (1.70%) Ruby
18 31 (1.55%) Perl
19 24 (1.20%) TypeScript
20 23 (1.15%) Scala
Qualifications
1 557 (27.79%) Degree
2 168 (8.38%) Security Cleared
3 119 (5.94%) SC Cleared
4 80 (3.99%) Master's Degree
5 51 (2.54%) PhD
6 49 (2.45%) Computer Science Degree
7 44 (2.20%) ISEB
8 42 (2.10%) ISTQB
9 34 (1.70%) CISSP
10 30 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
11 29 (1.45%) DV Cleared
12 26 (1.30%) HND
13 24 (1.20%) Postgraduate
14 23 (1.15%) CCIE
15 19 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
16 16 (0.80%) Numerate Degree
17 15 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 14 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
19 12 (0.60%) CISA
19 12 (0.60%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 234 (11.68%) QA
2 86 (4.29%) Data Quality
3 54 (2.69%) ISO 9001
4 33 (1.65%) SLA
5 27 (1.35%) GDPR
6 22 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 19 (0.95%) ISAE 3402
7 19 (0.95%) SSAE 16
8 18 (0.90%) MiFID
9 17 (0.85%) GAMP
10 14 (0.70%) DO-178B
10 14 (0.70%) IEC 61508
10 14 (0.70%) PMO
11 12 (0.60%) GCP
11 12 (0.60%) ISO 13485
12 11 (0.55%) ISO 15765
13 10 (0.50%) ECSS
13 10 (0.50%) EMIR
14 9 (0.45%) Dodd-Frank
15 8 (0.40%) IFRS
System Software
1 79 (3.94%) Firmware
2 70 (3.49%) Docker
3 52 (2.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 38 (1.90%) Active Directory
5 37 (1.85%) Hyper-V
6 16 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 8 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (0.40%) vSphere
8 5 (0.25%) vCloud
9 3 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.100%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.100%) HDFS
10 2 (0.100%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.100%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 26 (1.30%) Kubernetes
2 24 (1.20%) Puppet
3 23 (1.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 19 (0.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 18 (0.90%) Ansible
6 17 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
7 16 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
8 13 (0.65%) Terraform
9 10 (0.50%) SCCM
10 7 (0.35%) Cisco Prime
10 7 (0.35%) WebInspect
11 6 (0.30%) HP ALM
12 5 (0.25%) Nagios
13 4 (0.20%) Cacti
14 3 (0.15%) BladeLogic
14 3 (0.15%) BMC Performance Manager
14 3 (0.15%) CA Wily
14 3 (0.15%) FortiGate
15 2 (0.100%) Ambari
15 2 (0.100%) logstash
Vendors
1 285 (14.22%) Microsoft
2 157 (7.83%) Oracle
3 133 (6.64%) Salesforce.com
4 65 (3.24%) Google
5 60 (2.99%) SAP
5 60 (2.99%) VMware
6 55 (2.74%) Cisco
7 52 (2.59%) Adobe
7 52 (2.59%) EMC
8 32 (1.60%) Alias
9 29 (1.45%) Tableau
10 28 (1.40%) Atlassian
11 26 (1.30%) IBM
12 23 (1.15%) WorldPay
13 22 (1.10%) F5
13 22 (1.10%) Juniper
14 21 (1.05%) Hortonworks
15 20 (1.00%) HP
16 18 (0.90%) Cadence
17 14 (0.70%) Fortinet