Period
to 18 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Verification Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Verification Engineer
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1124 1167 1205
Rank change year-on-year +43 +38 +104
Permanent jobs requiring a Verification Engineer 24 14 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.008% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.008% 0.018%
Number of salaries quoted 10 7 20
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -36.00% +47.06%
10th Percentile £34,300 £32,500 £36,050
90th Percentile £44,000 £50,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year - -36.00% +47.06%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 157,780 167,740 185,084
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 95.94% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 127,111 134,369 155,159
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Verification Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Verification Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Verification Engineer in the UK

Verification Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Verification Engineer.

Salary trend for Verification Engineer in the UK

Verification Engineer
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Verification Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 18 October 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
UK excluding London +26 24 £40,000 - 9
England +37 14 £40,000 +14.29% 6
South West +3 9 £40,000 - 5
Northern Ireland - 9 - - 1
North of England - 3 - -
North East - 3 - -
West Midlands +28 2 £37,500 +7.14%
Midlands +12 2 £37,500 +7.14%
Scotland -3 1 - - 2

Verification Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, Verification Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Verification Engineer in the job title.

1 20 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 12 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 11 (45.83%) Degree
3 11 (45.83%) Test Scripting
3 11 (45.83%) Electronics
4 10 (41.67%) Python
4 10 (41.67%) Integration Testing
5 9 (37.50%) System Testing
5 9 (37.50%) Linux
5 9 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (37.50%) System Integration Testing
5 9 (37.50%) Customer Requirements
6 8 (33.33%) Validation
7 7 (29.17%) VLAN
7 7 (29.17%) SSH
7 7 (29.17%) SC Cleared
7 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
7 7 (29.17%) Regression Testing
7 7 (29.17%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (29.17%) IPsec
7 7 (29.17%) IPv4
7 7 (29.17%) IPv6
7 7 (29.17%) Shell Script
7 7 (29.17%) Windows
7 7 (29.17%) C
7 7 (29.17%) Ethernet
7 7 (29.17%) SNMP
7 7 (29.17%) SSL
7 7 (29.17%) Test Strategy
7 7 (29.17%) Cybersecurity

Verification Engineer Skill Set
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:

Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) Ethernet
1 7 (29.17%) IPsec
1 7 (29.17%) IPv4
1 7 (29.17%) IPv6
1 7 (29.17%) SNMP
1 7 (29.17%) SSH
1 7 (29.17%) SSL
1 7 (29.17%) VLAN
1 7 (29.17%) Wi-Fi
2 6 (25.00%) Network Security
3 5 (20.83%) Broadband
4 3 (12.50%) PBX
4 3 (12.50%) VoIP
5 2 (8.33%) ADSL
5 2 (8.33%) VDSL
5 2 (8.33%) xDSL
6 1 (4.17%) DSL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) NUnit
1 1 (4.17%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (4.17%) Subversion
General
1 11 (45.83%) Electronics
2 6 (25.00%) Finance
3 4 (16.67%) Manufacturing
4 2 (8.33%) Publishing
4 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (4.17%) Avionics
5 1 (4.17%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 9 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (4.17%) Cyber Warfare
3 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.17%) Optoelectronics
3 1 (4.17%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) Linux
2 7 (29.17%) Windows
3 2 (8.33%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 12 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 11 (45.83%) Test Scripting
4 10 (41.67%) Integration Testing
5 9 (37.50%) Customer Requirements
5 9 (37.50%) System Integration Testing
5 9 (37.50%) System Testing
6 8 (33.33%) Validation
7 7 (29.17%) Cybersecurity
7 7 (29.17%) Regression Testing
7 7 (29.17%) Test Strategy
8 6 (25.00%) Collaborative Working
8 6 (25.00%) Functional Testing
8 6 (25.00%) Unit Testing
9 3 (12.50%) Break/Fix
9 3 (12.50%) Coaching
9 3 (12.50%) ITIL
9 3 (12.50%) PQQ
9 3 (12.50%) Problem Management
9 3 (12.50%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) Python
2 7 (29.17%) C
2 7 (29.17%) Shell Script
3 2 (8.33%) Bash Shell
3 2 (8.33%) C#
3 2 (8.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (45.83%) Degree
2 7 (29.17%) SC Cleared
2 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.33%) HNC
3 2 (8.33%) HND
4 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Cisco
1 6 (25.00%) EMC
1 6 (25.00%) Juniper
2 3 (12.50%) Mitel