The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 97 102 69
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -33
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 165 153 224
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.61% 2.58% 3.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.32% 8.66% 11.34%
Number of salaries quoted 135 132 198
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
ISEB
England

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

Qualifications Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1984 1766 1976
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 31.35% 29.81% 34.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1601 1426 1668
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

ISEB
Salary Trend in the South West

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

ISEB Salary Trend in the South West

ISEB
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISEB across the South West region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

ISEB Salary Histogram in the South West

ISEB
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the South West region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Bristol +18 63 £42,500 +21.42% 7
Gloucestershire +3 42 £45,000 +18.42% 1
Wiltshire -20 32 £40,000 -4.61% 5
Somerset -1 9 £38,000 +1.33% 2
Dorset -9 6 £30,000 -25.00% 2
Devon -11 6 £45,000 +48.65% 2
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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.

1 123 (40.07%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (35.83%) Finance
3 98 (31.92%) ISTQB
4 85 (27.69%) Software Testing
5 80 (26.06%) SQL
6 78 (25.41%) QA
7 74 (24.10%) Scrum
8 71 (23.13%) Degree
9 65 (21.17%) Test Scripting
10 59 (19.22%) Test Automation
11 58 (18.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 54 (17.59%) Banking
13 49 (15.96%) Selenium
14 48 (15.64%) Waterfall
14 48 (15.64%) Line Management
14 48 (15.64%) MS Excel
15 44 (14.33%) Business Analysis
16 43 (14.01%) Automated Testing
17 42 (13.68%) Microsoft
18 40 (13.03%) Test Management
19 36 (11.73%) Manual Testing
19 36 (11.73%) Java
19 36 (11.73%) Telecoms
20 34 (11.07%) QuickTest Pro
21 31 (10.10%) Security Cleared
22 30 (9.77%) User Acceptance Testing
23 29 (9.45%) UNIX
23 29 (9.45%) PRINCE2
24 27 (8.79%) Stakeholder Management
24 27 (8.79%) Performance Testing

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 2 (0.65%) SharePoint
1 2 (0.65%) MS Exchange
1 2 (0.65%) CMS
1 2 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 48 (15.64%) MS Excel
2 22 (7.17%) MS Office
3 4 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.98%) MS Project
5 2 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.95%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.33%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.95%) SAN
1 6 (1.95%) NAS
2 5 (1.63%) Internet
2 5 (1.63%) LAN
2 5 (1.63%) WAN
3 3 (0.98%) Intranet
4 2 (0.65%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (6.84%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.93%) MS Access
3 6 (1.95%) DB2
3 6 (1.95%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 49 (15.96%) Selenium
2 34 (11.07%) QuickTest Pro
3 13 (4.23%) SoapUI
4 12 (3.91%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (3.58%) WebDriver
6 9 (2.93%) WATIR
7 7 (2.28%) JIRA
7 7 (2.28%) SpecFlow
8 6 (1.95%) Visual Studio
8 6 (1.95%) TestNG
9 5 (1.63%) LoadRunner
9 5 (1.63%) Jenkins
10 3 (0.98%) Bugzilla
11 2 (0.65%) TestDirector
11 2 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.65%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.65%) Hudson
11 2 (0.65%) Git (software)
12 1 (0.33%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.33%) FitNesse
General
1 110 (35.83%) Finance
2 54 (17.59%) Banking
3 36 (11.73%) Telecoms
4 27 (8.79%) Retail
5 12 (3.91%) Aerospace
6 11 (3.58%) Retail Banking
7 5 (1.63%) Military
7 5 (1.63%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.30%) Advertising
8 4 (1.30%) Marketing
9 3 (0.98%) Multimedia
9 3 (0.98%) Automotive
10 2 (0.65%) Legal
10 2 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.33%) Back Office
11 1 (0.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 145 (47.23%) Analyst
2 83 (27.04%) Test Analyst
3 70 (22.80%) Business Analyst
4 51 (16.61%) Test Manager
5 40 (13.03%) Tester
6 24 (7.82%) Financial Business Analyst
6 24 (7.82%) Financial Services Business Analyst
7 23 (7.49%) Senior Analyst
8 19 (6.19%) Test Engineer
9 18 (5.86%) Senior Test Analyst
9 18 (5.86%) QA Manager
10 14 (4.56%) Programme Manager
10 14 (4.56%) Architect
10 14 (4.56%) Test Leader
11 13 (4.23%) Automated Tester
12 10 (3.26%) QA Tester
13 9 (2.93%) Junior
13 9 (2.93%) Consultant
13 9 (2.93%) Senior Tester
14 8 (2.61%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.23%) Web Services
2 12 (3.91%) XML
2 12 (3.91%) HTML
2 12 (3.91%) CSS
3 10 (3.26%) SOAP
4 9 (2.93%) .NET
5 6 (1.95%) RESTful
5 6 (1.95%) REST
6 4 (1.30%) J2EE
7 3 (0.98%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.98%) CSS3
7 3 (0.98%) JDBC
8 2 (0.65%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.65%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (0.65%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.65%) XSL
9 1 (0.33%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.79%) Computer Science
2 13 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.28%) N-Tier
4 6 (1.95%) Client/Server
5 3 (0.98%) Management Information System
5 3 (0.98%) FMCG
6 2 (0.65%) Open Source
6 2 (0.65%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.65%) Replication
6 2 (0.65%) Clustering
6 2 (0.65%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.33%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 29 (9.45%) UNIX
2 22 (7.17%) Windows
3 21 (6.84%) Linux
4 3 (0.98%) HPUX
4 3 (0.98%) Solaris
5 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (40.07%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (27.69%) Software Testing
3 74 (24.10%) Scrum
4 65 (21.17%) Test Scripting
5 59 (19.22%) Test Automation
6 48 (15.64%) Waterfall
6 48 (15.64%) Line Management
7 44 (14.33%) Business Analysis
8 43 (14.01%) Automated Testing
9 40 (13.03%) Test Management
10 36 (11.73%) Manual Testing
11 30 (9.77%) User Acceptance Testing
12 29 (9.45%) PRINCE2
13 27 (8.79%) Stakeholder Management
13 27 (8.79%) Performance Testing
14 26 (8.47%) People Management
15 20 (6.51%) Use Case
16 19 (6.19%) Mentoring
17 18 (5.86%) TOGAF
18 15 (4.89%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 80 (26.06%) SQL
2 36 (11.73%) Java
3 20 (6.51%) C#
4 16 (5.21%) VBScript
4 16 (5.21%) VB
5 14 (4.56%) Shell Script
6 12 (3.91%) VBA
7 11 (3.58%) Python
7 11 (3.58%) Ruby
7 11 (3.58%) C++
8 10 (3.26%) Bash Shell
9 9 (2.93%) JavaScript
10 5 (1.63%) C
11 3 (0.98%) PHP
12 2 (0.65%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.65%) VB6
13 1 (0.33%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 98 (31.92%) ISTQB
2 71 (23.13%) Degree
3 58 (18.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 31 (10.10%) Security Cleared
5 24 (7.82%) ISEB Practitioner
6 12 (3.91%) SC Cleared
7 10 (3.26%) DV Cleared
8 8 (2.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 5 (1.63%) HND
10 4 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.65%) MCSE
11 2 (0.65%) MCP
11 2 (0.65%) MCSD
11 2 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (25.41%) QA
2 1 (0.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (0.65%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (0.33%) WMI
1 1 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 42 (13.68%) Microsoft
2 23 (7.49%) Oracle
3 9 (2.93%) Cisco
3 9 (2.93%) Citrix
4 6 (1.95%) HP
4 6 (1.95%) VMware
5 4 (1.30%) EMC
5 4 (1.30%) Juniper
5 4 (1.30%) CheckPoint
6 3 (0.98%) Telerik
7 2 (0.65%) NetApp
8 1 (0.33%) Informatica
8 1 (0.33%) IBM
8 1 (0.33%) Northgate
8 1 (0.33%) Civica
8 1 (0.33%) Capita
Somerset
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bristol
Interquest - Sand Resources
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon, South West
Met Office
Salary: £26,988 per annum and up to £30,194 for exceptional candidates
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Met Office
Posted: 2 days ago
City, Swindon
House of Fraser
Salary: £40,000 - £49,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath
Interquest - Sand Resources
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: Up to £45k + pkg
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Good Benefits Package + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
SCC
Posted: 7 days ago
Berkshire Wilts Oxon Newbury Swindon
Questor Resourcing
Salary: £25 - 40,000 + Bonus + Very Good Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
House of Fraser
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 9 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
House of Fraser
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £38000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago