The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 109 86 138
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +52
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 54 75 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.88% 2.39% 1.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.05% 9.16% 5.04%
Number of salaries quoted 40 53 33
Average salary £40,250 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.62% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,650 £27,500 £32,100
10% offered a salary of more than £51,050 £52,500 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +8.21%
ISEB
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Qualifications Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
766 819 972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 26.65% 26.07% 24.48%
Number of salaries quoted 480 504 638
Average salary £45,000 £42,926 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.83% +7.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,550 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISEB across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

ISEB
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISEB across the Scotland region.

ISEB Salary Trend in Scotland

ISEB
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISEB across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

ISEB Salary Histogram in Scotland

ISEB
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -13 29 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Edinburgh 0 26 £40,250 -10.55% 5
Fife - 3 £27,500 -
Stirling -5 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 - -
ISEB
UK

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Scotland region citing ISEB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited ISEB.

1 61 (58.65%) ISTQB
2 40 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (36.54%) Finance
4 28 (26.92%) Degree
5 27 (25.96%) Software Testing
6 26 (25.00%) Banking
6 26 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 23 (22.12%) Test Scripting
7 23 (22.12%) Waterfall
7 23 (22.12%) Business Analysis
8 22 (21.15%) SQL
9 21 (20.19%) Stakeholder Management
9 21 (20.19%) V-Model
10 20 (19.23%) Retail
11 19 (18.27%) QA
12 17 (16.35%) Project Management
13 15 (14.42%) Data Warehouse
13 15 (14.42%) Automated Testing
13 15 (14.42%) Selenium
13 15 (14.42%) Manual Testing
13 15 (14.42%) Mentoring
13 15 (14.42%) Analytical Skills
14 13 (12.50%) SDLC
14 13 (12.50%) PRINCE2
15 11 (10.58%) Java
15 11 (10.58%) Service Delivery
15 11 (10.58%) Test Planning
15 11 (10.58%) HP Quality Center
16 10 (9.62%) Security Testing
16 10 (9.62%) Retail Banking

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Scotland region citing ISEB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited ISEB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (4.81%) SAS
2 1 (0.96%) Confluence
2 1 (0.96%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 4 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.96%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.92%) Markit EDM
1 2 (1.92%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.85%) SMS
1 4 (3.85%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.92%) Network Security
2 2 (1.92%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.42%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (5.77%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.81%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (4.81%) Data Mining
3 5 (4.81%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.85%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.96%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (14.42%) Selenium
2 7 (6.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (5.77%) HP UFT
4 5 (4.81%) WebDriver
5 4 (3.85%) Bugzilla
6 3 (2.88%) JIRA
7 2 (1.92%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.92%) Subversion
7 2 (1.92%) TestLink
8 1 (0.96%) Robot Framework
8 1 (0.96%) SpecFlow
General
1 38 (36.54%) Finance
2 26 (25.00%) Banking
3 20 (19.23%) Retail
4 10 (9.62%) Retail Banking
5 7 (6.73%) Spanish Language
6 5 (4.81%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (1.92%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.96%) Electronics
8 1 (0.96%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.96%) Law
8 1 (0.96%) Marketing
8 1 (0.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 53 (50.96%) Analyst
2 31 (29.81%) Test Analyst
3 20 (19.23%) Business Analyst
4 13 (12.50%) Test Manager
5 11 (10.58%) Test Leader
5 11 (10.58%) Tester
6 8 (7.69%) Test Engineer
7 7 (6.73%) Automation Test Analyst
8 6 (5.77%) Banking Analyst
8 6 (5.77%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (5.77%) Software Test Engineer
8 6 (5.77%) Technical Analyst
8 6 (5.77%) Technical Business Analyst
9 5 (4.81%) QA Manager
9 5 (4.81%) QA Test Manager
10 4 (3.85%) Automation Tester
10 4 (3.85%) QA Engineer
10 4 (3.85%) Senior Test Analyst
10 4 (3.85%) Service Manager
10 4 (3.85%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.85%) Flash
2 3 (2.88%) .NET
2 3 (2.88%) HTML
3 2 (1.92%) AngularJS
3 2 (1.92%) CSS
3 2 (1.92%) HTML5
3 2 (1.92%) JSON
4 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.96%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.96%) jQuery
4 1 (0.96%) Web Services
4 1 (0.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.42%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.69%) Mobile App
3 7 (6.73%) User Experience
4 5 (4.81%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.81%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.85%) Mathematics
5 4 (3.85%) Statistics
6 2 (1.92%) EPoS
6 2 (1.92%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.96%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.96%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.73%) Linux
2 5 (4.81%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.92%) Unix
4 1 (0.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (25.96%) Software Testing
3 23 (22.12%) Business Analysis
3 23 (22.12%) Test Scripting
3 23 (22.12%) Waterfall
4 21 (20.19%) Stakeholder Management
4 21 (20.19%) V-Model
5 17 (16.35%) Project Management
6 15 (14.42%) Automated Testing
6 15 (14.42%) Manual Testing
6 15 (14.42%) Mentoring
7 13 (12.50%) PRINCE2
7 13 (12.50%) SDLC
8 11 (10.58%) Service Delivery
8 11 (10.58%) Test Planning
9 10 (9.62%) Security Testing
10 9 (8.65%) Automation Testing
10 9 (8.65%) Information Assurance
10 9 (8.65%) Scrum
10 9 (8.65%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 22 (21.15%) SQL
2 11 (10.58%) Java
3 10 (9.62%) C#
4 4 (3.85%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.88%) Python
6 2 (1.92%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.96%) C++
7 1 (0.96%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.96%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.96%) Tcl
7 1 (0.96%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 61 (58.65%) ISTQB
2 28 (26.92%) Degree
3 26 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (6.73%) CBAP
4 7 (6.73%) IIBA
5 4 (3.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (2.88%) APMP
6 3 (2.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.92%) CISM
7 2 (1.92%) CISSP
8 1 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.96%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.96%) MCITP
8 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.96%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.96%) PMP
8 1 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.96%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (18.27%) QA
2 6 (5.77%) SLA
3 5 (4.81%) Basel II
3 5 (4.81%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.96%) FATCA
System Software
1 1 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (10.58%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.77%) HP
3 4 (3.85%) Cadence
4 2 (1.92%) IBM
4 2 (1.92%) Imperva
4 2 (1.92%) Oracle
4 2 (1.92%) SAP
4 2 (1.92%) Splunk
5 1 (0.96%) Cisco
5 1 (0.96%) Jaspersoft
5 1 (0.96%) VMware
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