The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 137 145 144
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -1
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 2296 2102 2307
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.00% 1.94% 1.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.41% 7.18% 6.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1808 1640 1991
Average salary £39,500 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.25% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -2.77%

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

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
31005 29262 33763
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.05% 27.06% 28.55%
Number of salaries quoted 24022 23777 28602
Average salary £44,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend

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

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ISEB
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISEB within the UK.

ISEB Salary Trend in the UK

ISEB
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISEB over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 within the UK.

ISEB Salary Histogram in the UK

ISEB
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 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
England +3 2105 £40,000 - 215
London -7 748 £49,500 +4.21% 62
South East +30 518 £40,000 +11.11% 57
City of London +7 172 £50,000 +1.01% 16
East of England +9 171 £37,200 +3.33% 14
Yorkshire -45 166 £35,000 -9.09% 13
South West +12 156 £37,500 - 14
North West +15 155 £34,700 +6.76% 24
Berkshire +61 139 £40,000 +3.22% 18
Surrey +29 129 £40,000 -4.19% 12
West Midlands -7 120 £37,500 +7.14% 13
West Yorkshire -46 113 £35,000 -9.09% 8
East Midlands 0 105 £32,500 +3.17% 11
Scotland +23 101 £40,000 +23.07% 13
Leeds -46 90 £35,000 -6.66% 5
Manchester +21 86 £35,000 +12.90% 18
Reading +37 85 £37,500 -23.07% 9
Hampshire -5 76 £40,000 -5.88% 10
Buckinghamshire +33 65 £42,500 +30.76% 9
Wales +11 57 £31,000 +3.33% 12
Cambridgeshire +20 56 £32,500 -5.79% 7
Cheshire +2 54 £31,250 -10.71% 3
South Wales +18 53 £31,000 +3.33% 11
Birmingham +2 53 £48,250 +46.21% 5
Cambridge +23 50 £32,500 -7.14% 7
Milton Keynes +22 49 £42,500 +51.78% 3
Bristol +4 46 £34,750 +15.83% 3
Edinburgh -5 43 £40,000 +33.33% 11
Nottinghamshire -17 43 £32,500 +3.17% 5
Cardiff +15 41 £32,000 -1.53% 9

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 1575 (34.51%) Finance
2 1443 (31.62%) ISTQB
3 1361 (29.82%) QA
4 1308 (28.66%) Software Testing
5 1063 (23.29%) SQL
6 961 (21.06%) Degree
7 934 (20.46%) Business Analysis
8 929 (20.35%) Agile Software Development
9 898 (19.68%) Test Scripting
10 896 (19.63%) User Acceptance Testing
11 850 (18.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 754 (16.52%) Selenium
13 665 (14.57%) PRINCE2
14 658 (14.42%) Scrum
15 647 (14.18%) Project Management
16 621 (13.61%) Automated Testing
17 608 (13.32%) Microsoft
18 594 (13.01%) HP Quality Center
19 544 (11.92%) Stakeholder Management
20 537 (11.77%) Test Automation
21 482 (10.56%) HP
22 476 (10.43%) Retail
23 474 (10.39%) QuickTest Pro
24 462 (10.12%) Regression Testing
25 461 (10.10%) Manual Testing
26 459 (10.06%) Test Management
27 414 (9.07%) Java
28 411 (9.01%) Waterfall
29 405 (8.87%) Windows
30 403 (8.83%) C#

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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
1 102 (2.23%) SharePoint
2 40 (0.88%) IIS
3 24 (0.53%) CMS
4 23 (0.50%) WebSphere
5 17 (0.37%) MS Project Server
6 16 (0.35%) Confluence
7 15 (0.33%) Apache
8 14 (0.31%) WorkSite
9 13 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
10 12 (0.26%) Tomcat
10 12 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
11 11 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
11 11 (0.24%) WebLogic
11 11 (0.24%) OpenStack
12 10 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 9 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
14 8 (0.18%) MS Exchange
14 8 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
15 7 (0.15%) Drupal
16 5 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 369 (8.09%) MS Excel
2 274 (6.00%) MS Office
3 145 (3.18%) MS Visio
4 119 (2.61%) MS Project
5 59 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
6 20 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.088%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.044%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.044%) GIMP
9 1 (0.022%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.022%) FastStats
9 1 (0.022%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 50 (1.10%) JDE OneWorld
2 26 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (0.24%) Markit EDM
5 10 (0.22%) Magento
6 9 (0.20%) MFGPRO
7 7 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
8 6 (0.13%) Sentinel
8 6 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
9 5 (0.11%) Maximo
9 5 (0.11%) SAP FI
10 4 (0.088%) SAP HR
10 4 (0.088%) SAP SD
10 4 (0.088%) SimCorp Dimension
10 4 (0.088%) Dynamics NAV
11 3 (0.066%) Exchequer
11 3 (0.066%) Academy Housing
11 3 (0.066%) arcHouse
11 3 (0.066%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 3 (0.066%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 49 (1.07%) SaaS
2 7 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.066%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.022%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 67 (1.47%) Internet
2 40 (0.88%) HTTP
3 33 (0.72%) TCP/IP
4 28 (0.61%) LAN
5 26 (0.57%) WAN
6 25 (0.55%) Intranet
7 24 (0.53%) 4G
8 20 (0.44%) LTE
9 18 (0.39%) MPLS
10 16 (0.35%) Firewall
10 16 (0.35%) DNS
10 16 (0.35%) Wireshark
11 14 (0.31%) LDAP
12 13 (0.28%) SMS
12 13 (0.28%) ISUP
12 13 (0.28%) INAP
12 13 (0.28%) SS7
13 12 (0.26%) Network Security
13 12 (0.26%) Wireless
14 8 (0.18%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 374 (8.19%) SQL Server
2 126 (2.76%) Relational Database
3 94 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
4 83 (1.82%) MySQL
5 40 (0.88%) Oracle Database
6 38 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
7 28 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
8 23 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
9 22 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 22 (0.48%) DB2
10 19 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 17 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 15 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
12 15 (0.33%) Big Data
13 11 (0.24%) Oracle Database 11g
13 11 (0.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 10 (0.22%) Data Mining
14 10 (0.22%) BusinessObjects
14 10 (0.22%) SQL Server 2000
15 9 (0.20%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 754 (16.52%) Selenium
2 474 (10.39%) QuickTest Pro
3 244 (5.35%) JIRA
4 241 (5.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 175 (3.83%) LoadRunner
6 172 (3.77%) WebDriver
7 126 (2.76%) Cucumber
8 108 (2.37%) Visual Studio
9 92 (2.02%) SoapUI
10 90 (1.97%) TestDirector
11 79 (1.73%) NUnit
12 70 (1.53%) TestComplete
13 68 (1.49%) JUnit
14 66 (1.45%) JMeter
14 66 (1.45%) FitNesse
15 60 (1.31%) Bugzilla
16 53 (1.16%) Jenkins
17 41 (0.90%) Subversion
18 37 (0.81%) SilkPerformer
18 37 (0.81%) Ranorex
General
1 1575 (34.51%) Finance
2 476 (10.43%) Retail
3 403 (8.83%) Banking
4 341 (7.47%) Telecoms
5 114 (2.50%) Legal
6 105 (2.30%) Law
7 79 (1.73%) Advertising
8 77 (1.69%) Back Office
9 68 (1.49%) Marketing
10 61 (1.34%) Investment Banking
11 51 (1.12%) Billing
11 51 (1.12%) Games
12 44 (0.96%) Financial Institution
13 41 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
14 38 (0.83%) Manufacturing
15 37 (0.81%) Publishing
16 35 (0.77%) Front Office
17 34 (0.74%) Retail Banking
18 25 (0.55%) Corporate Banking
19 23 (0.50%) Military
Job Titles
1 2405 (52.70%) Analyst
2 1153 (25.26%) Test Analyst
3 1060 (23.23%) Business Analyst
4 707 (15.49%) Tester
5 416 (9.11%) Senior Analyst
6 396 (8.68%) Test Manager
7 317 (6.95%) Test Engineer
8 265 (5.81%) Consultant
9 259 (5.67%) Software Tester
10 209 (4.58%) Test Consultant
11 202 (4.43%) Senior Business Analyst
12 187 (4.10%) QA Analyst
13 168 (3.68%) Senior Test Analyst
14 157 (3.44%) Test Leader
15 149 (3.26%) QA Engineer
16 135 (2.96%) QA Tester
17 117 (2.56%) Project Manager
18 108 (2.37%) Junior
18 108 (2.37%) Systems Analyst
19 104 (2.28%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 380 (8.33%) .NET
2 300 (6.57%) XML
3 228 (5.00%) Web Services
4 178 (3.90%) HTML
5 133 (2.91%) SOAP
6 70 (1.53%) CSS
7 66 (1.45%) ASP.NET
8 59 (1.29%) XSD
9 56 (1.23%) .NET Framework
10 49 (1.07%) J2EE
11 36 (0.79%) WSDL
12 29 (0.64%) RESTful
13 25 (0.55%) WCF
14 22 (0.48%) REST
15 21 (0.46%) Middleware
15 21 (0.46%) XML Messaging
16 20 (0.44%) Apache Flex
17 19 (0.42%) LINQ
18 16 (0.35%) JSON
18 16 (0.35%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 297 (6.51%) Computer Science
2 141 (3.09%) Management Information System
3 94 (2.06%) Mobile App
4 75 (1.64%) Open Source
5 74 (1.62%) Mathematics
6 61 (1.34%) Client/Server
7 55 (1.21%) FMCG
8 54 (1.18%) Life Science
8 54 (1.18%) PMI
9 45 (0.99%) Derivative
10 40 (0.88%) Equities
11 38 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
12 32 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 30 (0.66%) EPoS
13 30 (0.66%) Chemistry
14 28 (0.61%) Fixed Income
15 26 (0.57%) Statistics
16 25 (0.55%) N-Tier
17 24 (0.53%) AS400
17 24 (0.53%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 405 (8.87%) Windows
2 255 (5.59%) UNIX
3 166 (3.64%) Linux
4 85 (1.86%) Apple iOS
5 68 (1.49%) Android
6 64 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 63 (1.38%) Windows 7
8 52 (1.14%) Solaris
9 51 (1.12%) Windows XP
10 38 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
11 20 (0.44%) Windows 8
12 15 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
12 15 (0.33%) Mac OS X
13 14 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 13 (0.28%) Windows Vista
15 12 (0.26%) HPUX
16 11 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
17 10 (0.22%) Ubuntu
18 6 (0.13%) Mac OS
18 6 (0.13%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1308 (28.66%) Software Testing
2 934 (20.46%) Business Analysis
3 929 (20.35%) Agile Software Development
4 898 (19.68%) Test Scripting
5 896 (19.63%) User Acceptance Testing
6 665 (14.57%) PRINCE2
7 658 (14.42%) Scrum
8 647 (14.18%) Project Management
9 621 (13.61%) Automated Testing
10 544 (11.92%) Stakeholder Management
11 537 (11.77%) Test Automation
12 462 (10.12%) Regression Testing
13 461 (10.10%) Manual Testing
14 459 (10.06%) Test Management
15 411 (9.01%) Waterfall
16 400 (8.76%) Test Strategy
17 391 (8.57%) UML
18 370 (8.11%) Automation Testing
19 337 (7.38%) ITIL
20 315 (6.90%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 1063 (23.29%) SQL
2 414 (9.07%) Java
3 403 (8.83%) C#
4 186 (4.08%) JavaScript
5 126 (2.76%) VBScript
6 119 (2.61%) VB
7 115 (2.52%) Python
8 101 (2.21%) C++
9 84 (1.84%) Perl
10 58 (1.27%) Shell Script
11 55 (1.21%) C
12 52 (1.14%) VBA
13 51 (1.12%) Ruby
14 50 (1.10%) PHP
15 41 (0.90%) PL/SQL
15 41 (0.90%) T-SQL
16 30 (0.66%) VB.NET
17 18 (0.39%) PowerHouse
18 15 (0.33%) Tcl
19 8 (0.18%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1443 (31.62%) ISTQB
2 961 (21.06%) Degree
3 850 (18.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 229 (5.02%) Security Cleared
5 158 (3.46%) ISEB Practitioner
6 152 (3.33%) SC Cleared
7 107 (2.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 88 (1.93%) CBAP
9 72 (1.58%) DV Cleared
10 71 (1.56%) IIBA
11 69 (1.51%) PMI Certification
12 56 (1.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 50 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 36 (0.79%) HND
15 30 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
16 28 (0.61%) CISSP
16 28 (0.61%) APMP
17 25 (0.55%) PhD
18 24 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
19 22 (0.48%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1361 (29.82%) QA
2 68 (1.49%) ISO 9001
3 54 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 45 (0.99%) SLA
5 18 (0.39%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.13%) GAMP
7 5 (0.11%) COBIT
7 5 (0.11%) ISO 9000
8 4 (0.088%) EMIR
8 4 (0.088%) Dodd-Frank
9 3 (0.066%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.066%) HL7
10 2 (0.044%) FATCA
10 2 (0.044%) TickIT
10 2 (0.044%) GLP
11 1 (0.022%) GAAP
11 1 (0.022%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.022%) MiFID
11 1 (0.022%) BS25999
11 1 (0.022%) Solvency II
System Software
1 46 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (0.57%) Active Directory
3 14 (0.31%) NFS
4 12 (0.26%) VMware ESX
5 11 (0.24%) VirtualBox
6 10 (0.22%) XenApp
7 7 (0.15%) vSphere
8 6 (0.13%) XenDesktop
8 6 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.044%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.044%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.044%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.022%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.022%) UAG
10 1 (0.022%) Cygwin
10 1 (0.022%) vCloud
10 1 (0.022%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 594 (13.01%) HP Quality Center
2 23 (0.50%) SCCM
3 9 (0.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 8 (0.18%) Netcool
5 6 (0.13%) Control-M
6 5 (0.11%) Nessus
7 3 (0.066%) OpenView
7 3 (0.066%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.044%) Puppet
8 2 (0.044%) HP SiteScope
8 2 (0.044%) nmon
8 2 (0.044%) Opsview
8 2 (0.044%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.022%) WMI
Vendors
1 608 (13.32%) Microsoft
2 482 (10.56%) HP
3 268 (5.87%) Oracle
4 90 (1.97%) SAP
5 71 (1.56%) VMware
6 61 (1.34%) Citrix
7 47 (1.03%) IBM
8 22 (0.48%) Cisco
9 20 (0.44%) TIBCO
10 19 (0.42%) JD Edwards
10 19 (0.42%) Capita
11 18 (0.39%) Business Objects
12 16 (0.35%) Fujitsu
13 15 (0.33%) Red Hat
14 14 (0.31%) Interwoven
14 14 (0.31%) Google
14 14 (0.31%) iRise
15 13 (0.28%) Altiris
16 12 (0.26%) Telerik
17 11 (0.24%) QAD
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £60000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 34 minutes ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
The People Network
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + plus benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £55k + options + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 hours ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum + 10% On target Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 hours ago
Hampshire
LA International
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Posted: 3 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Fusion Recruitment Solutions
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £44000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Xpertise Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent package
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £53k - 70k per year + financial benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: Up to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Northamptonshire
RS Components
Posted: 21 hours ago
East London
Aston Carter
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + annual bonus + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
East London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £65,000 to £80,000 per annum + package
Posted: 21 hours ago