Period
to 9 December 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 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 9 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
9 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 146 112 152
Rank change year-on-year -34 +40 +52
Permanent jobs citing Validation 120 70 112
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.76% 2.08% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.88% 2.23% 1.87%
Number of salaries quoted 49 48 101
10th Percentile £31,250 £37,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £46,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% +29.41% -10.53%
75th Percentile £71,250 £62,000 £50,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £52,500
England median annual salary £61,750 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +17.62% - -

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 advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,392 3,134 5,989
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 94.00% 93.14% 91.88%
Number of salaries quoted 4,796 2,711 4,928
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +4.65%
75th Percentile £65,000 £58,750 £57,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £65,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

Job postings citing Validation as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Yorkshire

Validation
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Validation in Yorkshire.

Salary trend for Validation in Yorkshire

Validation
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Validation in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 9 December 2021.

Salary histogram for Validation in Yorkshire

Validation
Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 9 December 2021. 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
West Yorkshire -29 73 £57,500 -23.33% 6
South Yorkshire -30 28 £40,000 -27.27% 3
North Yorkshire -1 15 £42,500 +4.94% 2
East Yorkshire -15 4 £43,500 -3.33% 1
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 9 December 2021, 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 across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 43 (35.83%) SQL
2 32 (26.67%) C
3 31 (25.83%) Microsoft
4 30 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
5 26 (21.67%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (21.67%) Python
6 25 (20.83%) TCP/IP
6 25 (20.83%) Wireless
6 25 (20.83%) Software Testing
7 23 (19.17%) Integration Testing
7 23 (19.17%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (19.17%) Test Automation
7 23 (19.17%) Social Skills
8 22 (18.33%) Computer Science
8 22 (18.33%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (17.50%) Telecoms
10 20 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
10 20 (16.67%) 802.11
10 20 (16.67%) HTTPS
10 20 (16.67%) Broadband
10 20 (16.67%) Ethernet
10 20 (16.67%) HTTP
10 20 (16.67%) C++
10 20 (16.67%) XMPP
10 20 (16.67%) STUN
10 20 (16.67%) Wireshark
10 20 (16.67%) Performance Measurement
10 20 (16.67%) Kibana
10 20 (16.67%) Graylog
10 20 (16.67%) MQTT

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire 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 5 (4.17%) IIS
1 5 (4.17%) SAS
2 3 (2.50%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.67%) Apache Airflow
3 2 (1.67%) Luigi
3 2 (1.67%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (6.67%) Figma
2 8 (6.67%) Sketch
2 8 (6.67%) UserZoom
2 8 (6.67%) Zeplin
3 4 (3.33%) SPSS
4 2 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.83%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 18 (15.00%) AWS
1 18 (15.00%) Azure
2 17 (14.17%) SaaS
3 12 (10.00%) Azure App Service
3 12 (10.00%) Azure Storage
3 12 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
3 12 (10.00%) Force.com
3 12 (10.00%) GitHub
3 12 (10.00%) GitHub Actions
3 12 (10.00%) IaaS
3 12 (10.00%) PaaS
4 8 (6.67%) Miro
5 5 (4.17%) Microsoft 365
5 5 (4.17%) Power Platform
6 4 (3.33%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 3 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (2.50%) Amazon EMR
7 3 (2.50%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (2.50%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 3 (2.50%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 25 (20.83%) TCP/IP
1 25 (20.83%) Wireless
2 20 (16.67%) 802.11
2 20 (16.67%) Broadband
2 20 (16.67%) Ethernet
2 20 (16.67%) HTTP
2 20 (16.67%) HTTPS
2 20 (16.67%) MQTT
2 20 (16.67%) STUN
2 20 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
2 20 (16.67%) Wireshark
3 10 (8.33%) VoIP
4 5 (4.17%) DHCP
4 5 (4.17%) DNS
4 5 (4.17%) Firewall
4 5 (4.17%) LAN
4 5 (4.17%) Remote Desktop
4 5 (4.17%) SAN
4 5 (4.17%) WAN
5 4 (3.33%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.67%) Tableau
2 5 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (4.17%) Power BI
3 4 (3.33%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (3.33%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.33%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.50%) Metadata
5 2 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.67%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.67%) Azkaban
5 2 (1.67%) Big Data
5 2 (1.67%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 2 (1.67%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.67%) MySQL
5 2 (1.67%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.67%) OLAP
5 2 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.67%) Power Query
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (12.50%) Postman
2 12 (10.00%) SoapUI
3 11 (9.17%) Eclipse
3 11 (9.17%) Visual Studio
3 11 (9.17%) Visual Studio Code
4 3 (2.50%) Axure RP
5 2 (1.67%) JIRA
6 1 (0.83%) Git (software)
General
1 26 (21.67%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (19.17%) Social Skills
3 21 (17.50%) Telecoms
4 13 (10.83%) Finance
5 12 (10.00%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 11 (9.17%) Public Sector
7 7 (5.83%) Manufacturing
8 6 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (4.17%) Marketing
10 3 (2.50%) Law
10 3 (2.50%) Organisational Skills
11 2 (1.67%) French Language
11 2 (1.67%) German Language
11 2 (1.67%) Influencing Skills
11 2 (1.67%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.83%) Billing
12 1 (0.83%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 23 (19.17%) Analyst
1 23 (19.17%) Systems Engineer
2 20 (16.67%) Automation Engineer
2 20 (16.67%) Validation Engineer
2 20 (16.67%) Wireless Engineer
3 19 (15.83%) Developer
4 18 (15.00%) Architect
5 13 (10.83%) Salesforce Developer
6 12 (10.00%) Azure Architect
7 11 (9.17%) Designer
8 9 (7.50%) Data Analyst
9 7 (5.83%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (5.83%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (4.17%) Senior Designer
10 5 (4.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (3.33%) Infrastructure Architect
12 3 (2.50%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 3 (2.50%) Senior Systems Engineer
12 3 (2.50%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (16.67%) 802.1X
1 20 (16.67%) XMPP
2 11 (9.17%) SOAP
2 11 (9.17%) Visualforce
3 3 (2.50%) AngularJS
3 3 (2.50%) COM
3 3 (2.50%) HTML
3 3 (2.50%) HTML5
3 3 (2.50%) Node.js
3 3 (2.50%) React
3 3 (2.50%) Serverless Framework
3 3 (2.50%) Vue.js
3 3 (2.50%) Web Services
4 2 (1.67%) Kafka
4 2 (1.67%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.67%) User Experience
2 12 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 12 (10.00%) Private Cloud
2 12 (10.00%) Social Network
3 10 (8.33%) Client/Server
3 10 (8.33%) NHS
4 6 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (4.17%) CMDB
6 4 (3.33%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.50%) Analytical Mindset
7 3 (2.50%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (2.50%) Life Science
8 2 (1.67%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.00%) VMS
2 9 (7.50%) Windows
3 6 (5.00%) Linux
4 5 (4.17%) Windows Server
4 5 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (4.17%) Windows Server 2016
4 5 (4.17%) Windows Server 2019
5 4 (3.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
2 25 (20.83%) Software Testing
3 23 (19.17%) Continuous Integration
3 23 (19.17%) Integration Testing
3 23 (19.17%) Test Automation
4 22 (18.33%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (18.33%) Computer Science
5 20 (16.67%) Performance Measurement
6 18 (15.00%) Migration
7 16 (13.33%) DevOps
8 13 (10.83%) Full Stack Development
8 13 (10.83%) Service Design
9 12 (10.00%) DevSecOps
10 11 (9.17%) API Development
11 10 (8.33%) Data Entry
11 10 (8.33%) Data Validation
11 10 (8.33%) Visualisation
12 9 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (7.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 43 (35.83%) SQL
2 32 (26.67%) C
3 26 (21.67%) Python
4 20 (16.67%) C++
5 14 (11.67%) JavaScript
6 13 (10.83%) Java
7 11 (9.17%) Apex Code
8 10 (8.33%) C#
9 4 (3.33%) PL/SQL
9 4 (3.33%) R
9 4 (3.33%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.50%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.67%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 17 (14.17%) Degree
2 10 (8.33%) DBS Check
3 4 (3.33%) CCNA
3 4 (3.33%) CCNP
3 4 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.67%) PhD
5 1 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.83%) HND
5 1 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.50%) GLP
2 7 (5.83%) QA
3 6 (5.00%) Data Quality
3 6 (5.00%) Good Clinical Practice
4 5 (4.17%) GMP
4 5 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 5 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (4.17%) PCI DSS
5 3 (2.50%) IEC 62304
5 3 (2.50%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.83%) GxP
System Software
1 5 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 5 (4.17%) Hyper-V
1 5 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (4.17%) vSphere
2 4 (3.33%) XenApp
3 3 (2.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 20 (16.67%) Graylog
1 20 (16.67%) Kibana
2 12 (10.00%) Kubernetes
3 5 (4.17%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 5 (4.17%) SCCM
3 5 (4.17%) WSUS
4 4 (3.33%) Nessus
Vendors
1 31 (25.83%) Microsoft
2 17 (14.17%) Salesforce.com
3 15 (12.50%) SAP
4 10 (8.33%) MuleSoft
4 10 (8.33%) NEC
4 10 (8.33%) Northgate
5 5 (4.17%) Dell
5 5 (4.17%) HP
5 5 (4.17%) SOTI
5 5 (4.17%) Veeam
5 5 (4.17%) VMware
6 4 (3.33%) Cisco
6 4 (3.33%) Citrix
6 4 (3.33%) Mitel
6 4 (3.33%) Oracle
6 4 (3.33%) Siemens
7 3 (2.50%) Adobe
8 2 (1.67%) IFS
9 1 (0.83%) Remedy
9 1 (0.83%) ServiceNow