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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 182 142 148
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +6
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 1888 2331 2059
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.70% 2.00% 1.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.23% 7.42% 7.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1622 1838 1603
Average salary £41,000 £39,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.79% -1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +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
30325 31410 28892
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.32% 26.98% 27.16%
Number of salaries quoted 24528 24339 23469
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +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 1 September 2015 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 1 September 2015. 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 -51 1685 £42,250 +5.62% 209
London -96 449 £52,500 +5.00% 59
South East -45 353 £40,000 - 30
Yorkshire +9 185 £40,000 +14.28% 20
North West +12 175 £37,500 +8.06% 36
East of England -1 171 £44,500 +18.66% 15
West Yorkshire +29 147 £40,000 +14.28% 12
West Midlands -6 126 £32,500 -13.33% 13
East Midlands +5 119 £38,500 +18.46% 9
South West -51 108 £36,500 -2.66% 26
Manchester +15 106 £37,500 +7.14% 14
City of London -31 99 £52,500 +5.00% 17
Leeds +12 98 £42,500 +21.42% 10
Surrey -13 96 £40,000 - 7
Wales +15 90 £35,000 +12.90% 9
South Wales +9 89 £35,000 +12.90% 8
Scotland -14 83 £40,000 - 7
Hertfordshire +38 82 £50,000 - 10
Hampshire +20 74 £41,500 +3.75% 6
Nottingham +14 58 £38,500 +18.46% 5
Nottinghamshire +1 58 £38,500 +18.46% 5
Berkshire -62 58 £47,500 +16.56% 6
Buckinghamshire -29 53 £37,500 -11.76% 2
Birmingham +5 52 £30,000 -40.00% 6
Edinburgh +1 49 £40,000 - 4
Cardiff -8 46 £33,000 +3.12% 6
Newport - 42 £35,000 - 2
Gloucestershire 0 41 £35,000 -7.89% 5
Cambridgeshire +5 40 £44,750 +37.69% 2
Cheshire -14 38 £32,500 +4.00% 5

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 1628 (42.22%) Agile Software Development
2 1491 (38.67%) ISTQB
3 1305 (33.84%) Finance
4 1098 (28.48%) QA
5 902 (23.39%) SQL
6 889 (23.05%) Software Testing
7 776 (20.12%) Business Analysis
8 764 (19.81%) Test Scripting
9 717 (18.59%) Degree
10 702 (18.21%) User Acceptance Testing
11 612 (15.87%) SDLC
12 576 (14.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 575 (14.91%) Selenium
14 534 (13.85%) Microsoft
15 514 (13.33%) Scrum
16 501 (12.99%) Automated Testing
17 500 (12.97%) PRINCE2
18 496 (12.86%) Waterfall
19 488 (12.66%) Project Management
20 470 (12.19%) Stakeholder Management
21 469 (12.16%) Java
22 467 (12.11%) Manual Testing
23 455 (11.80%) Analytical Skills
24 424 (11.00%) Test Automation
25 418 (10.84%) C#
26 395 (10.24%) Test Management
27 376 (9.75%) Banking
28 369 (9.57%) Test Strategy
29 359 (9.31%) Regression Testing
30 357 (9.26%) .NET

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 62 (1.61%) SharePoint
2 22 (0.57%) Confluence
3 19 (0.49%) IIS
4 17 (0.44%) SAS
5 14 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
6 13 (0.34%) Documentum
7 12 (0.31%) WebLogic
8 11 (0.29%) CMS
9 9 (0.23%) Node.js
10 8 (0.21%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.10%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (0.10%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (0.10%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.078%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.078%) Apache
12 3 (0.078%) JBoss
12 3 (0.078%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (0.078%) Drupal
12 3 (0.078%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (0.052%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 343 (8.90%) MS Excel
2 193 (5.01%) MS Office
3 150 (3.89%) MS Visio
4 50 (1.30%) MS Project
5 39 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
6 12 (0.31%) Open Workbench
7 5 (0.13%) Mingle
8 1 (0.026%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.026%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 44 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.23%) Retail-J
4 8 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
5 7 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
6 6 (0.16%) thinkFolio
7 5 (0.13%) Temenos T24
7 5 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
7 5 (0.13%) CSG Singleview
8 4 (0.10%) Primavera
8 4 (0.10%) BASE24
8 4 (0.10%) SimCorp Dimension
8 4 (0.10%) AWD
8 4 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 4 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
8 4 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 28 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (0.47%) SaaS
4 14 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.13%) Trello
6 4 (0.10%) Google Drive
7 3 (0.078%) PaaS
8 2 (0.052%) Office 365
9 1 (0.026%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (1.58%) Internet
2 48 (1.24%) WAN
3 27 (0.70%) LAN
4 22 (0.57%) Intranet
5 19 (0.49%) MPLS
5 19 (0.49%) IP Telephony
5 19 (0.49%) HTTP
6 18 (0.47%) VPN
7 17 (0.44%) VoIP
7 17 (0.44%) Wireless
8 16 (0.41%) DNS
8 16 (0.41%) Unified Communications
9 14 (0.36%) CTI
10 12 (0.31%) NAS
11 11 (0.29%) Network Security
11 11 (0.29%) TCP/IP
12 9 (0.23%) Firewall
13 8 (0.21%) HTTPS
14 5 (0.13%) SAN
15 4 (0.10%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 351 (9.10%) SQL Server
2 89 (2.31%) Relational Database
3 87 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
4 38 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
5 36 (0.93%) Big Data
6 35 (0.91%) Oracle Database
6 35 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 30 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 28 (0.73%) MySQL
9 26 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
10 23 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
11 19 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
12 17 (0.44%) NoSQL
12 17 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
13 13 (0.34%) MongoDB
13 13 (0.34%) Data Mining
14 12 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 12 (0.31%) Riak
15 10 (0.26%) QlikView
16 7 (0.18%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 575 (14.91%) Selenium
2 313 (8.12%) JIRA
3 260 (6.74%) HP UFT
4 258 (6.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 175 (4.54%) WebDriver
6 165 (4.28%) Cucumber
7 117 (3.03%) LoadRunner
8 100 (2.59%) Visual Studio
9 99 (2.57%) SoapUI
10 64 (1.66%) SpecFlow
11 59 (1.53%) JMeter
12 57 (1.48%) Jenkins
13 56 (1.45%) Bugzilla
14 54 (1.40%) FitNesse
15 49 (1.27%) Git (software)
16 39 (1.01%) JUnit
17 31 (0.80%) MSTest
18 28 (0.73%) JBehave
18 28 (0.73%) TestDirector
18 28 (0.73%) Maven
General
1 1305 (33.84%) Finance
2 376 (9.75%) Banking
3 282 (7.31%) Retail
4 186 (4.82%) Telecoms
5 139 (3.60%) Law
6 120 (3.11%) Legal
7 96 (2.49%) Manufacturing
8 80 (2.07%) Advertising
9 74 (1.92%) Marketing
10 56 (1.45%) Games
11 54 (1.40%) Back Office
12 50 (1.30%) Retail Banking
13 39 (1.01%) Financial Institution
14 35 (0.91%) Automotive
15 30 (0.78%) Billing
16 25 (0.65%) Investment Banking
17 22 (0.57%) Front Office
18 19 (0.49%) Aerospace
19 14 (0.36%) Electronics
20 13 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2043 (52.98%) Analyst
2 972 (25.21%) Test Analyst
3 911 (23.63%) Business Analyst
4 565 (14.65%) Tester
5 329 (8.53%) Test Manager
6 322 (8.35%) Senior Analyst
7 225 (5.84%) Test Leader
8 223 (5.78%) QA Analyst
9 221 (5.73%) Software Tester
10 210 (5.45%) Test Engineer
11 159 (4.12%) Consultant
12 150 (3.89%) Senior Test Analyst
13 148 (3.84%) Senior Business Analyst
14 142 (3.68%) QA Tester
15 130 (3.37%) Project Manager
16 125 (3.24%) QA Engineer
17 103 (2.67%) Lead Test Analyst
18 88 (2.28%) Developer
19 85 (2.20%) Systems Analyst
20 81 (2.10%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 357 (9.26%) .NET
2 212 (5.50%) XML
3 190 (4.93%) HTML
4 124 (3.22%) Web Services
5 98 (2.54%) ASP.NET
6 81 (2.10%) CSS
7 80 (2.07%) SOAP
8 43 (1.12%) Gherkin
9 31 (0.80%) .NET Framework
10 24 (0.62%) Apache Flex
11 22 (0.57%) REST
12 21 (0.54%) Middleware
13 17 (0.44%) J2EE
13 17 (0.44%) ASP.NET MVC
13 17 (0.44%) HTML5
14 16 (0.41%) CGI
15 14 (0.36%) JSON
15 14 (0.36%) RESTful
16 11 (0.29%) Ajax
16 11 (0.29%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 455 (11.80%) Analytical Skills
2 175 (4.54%) Computer Science
3 92 (2.39%) Client/Server
4 86 (2.23%) Management Information System
5 67 (1.74%) Mobile App
6 65 (1.69%) Life Science
7 53 (1.37%) FMCG
8 52 (1.35%) User Experience
9 44 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 43 (1.12%) PMI
11 41 (1.06%) AS400
12 40 (1.04%) Mathematics
13 36 (0.93%) iSeries
14 35 (0.91%) Replication
15 31 (0.80%) SWIFT
16 29 (0.75%) Statistics
16 29 (0.75%) Data Centre
17 28 (0.73%) Equities
18 27 (0.70%) Data Integration
19 26 (0.67%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 352 (9.13%) Windows
2 187 (4.85%) UNIX
3 140 (3.63%) Linux
4 80 (2.07%) Android
5 72 (1.87%) Apple iOS
6 55 (1.43%) Windows 7
7 39 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
8 34 (0.88%) Windows XP
9 33 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 31 (0.80%) Windows Vista
11 30 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 30 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
12 26 (0.67%) Windows 8
13 25 (0.65%) Solaris
14 14 (0.36%) Mac OS X
15 8 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
16 7 (0.18%) AIX
17 5 (0.13%) Windows Phone
18 3 (0.078%) Windows 2000
19 2 (0.052%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1628 (42.22%) Agile Software Development
2 889 (23.05%) Software Testing
3 776 (20.12%) Business Analysis
4 764 (19.81%) Test Scripting
5 702 (18.21%) User Acceptance Testing
6 612 (15.87%) SDLC
7 514 (13.33%) Scrum
8 501 (12.99%) Automated Testing
9 500 (12.97%) PRINCE2
10 496 (12.86%) Waterfall
11 488 (12.66%) Project Management
12 470 (12.19%) Stakeholder Management
13 467 (12.11%) Manual Testing
14 424 (11.00%) Test Automation
15 395 (10.24%) Test Management
16 369 (9.57%) Test Strategy
17 359 (9.31%) Regression Testing
18 330 (8.56%) Automation Testing
19 279 (7.24%) ITIL
20 277 (7.18%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 902 (23.39%) SQL
2 469 (12.16%) Java
3 418 (10.84%) C#
4 181 (4.69%) JavaScript
5 103 (2.67%) C
6 96 (2.49%) C++
7 82 (2.13%) Ruby
8 71 (1.84%) T-SQL
9 68 (1.76%) Python
10 51 (1.32%) VB.NET
11 42 (1.09%) PHP
12 39 (1.01%) VB
13 35 (0.91%) PL/SQL
14 29 (0.75%) Perl
14 29 (0.75%) VBScript
15 17 (0.44%) VBA
16 13 (0.34%) Groovy
17 12 (0.31%) ActionScript
18 10 (0.26%) PowerShell
19 9 (0.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1491 (38.67%) ISTQB
2 717 (18.59%) Degree
3 576 (14.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 166 (4.30%) ISEB Practitioner
5 113 (2.93%) Security Cleared
6 75 (1.95%) SC Cleared
7 73 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 58 (1.50%) PMI Certification
9 45 (1.17%) CBAP
10 44 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 44 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
11 42 (1.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 35 (0.91%) IIBA
13 32 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
14 29 (0.75%) MCP
15 25 (0.65%) HND
16 23 (0.60%) APMP
17 16 (0.41%) PMP
18 14 (0.36%) DV Cleared
19 12 (0.31%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1098 (28.48%) QA
2 16 (0.41%) FATCA
3 15 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.36%) ISO 9001
5 11 (0.29%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.26%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.26%) P3O
6 10 (0.26%) MiFID
7 9 (0.23%) Solvency II
8 7 (0.18%) EMIR
8 7 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
9 5 (0.13%) Basel II
10 4 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.078%) WAI
11 3 (0.078%) COBIT
12 2 (0.052%) SLA
12 2 (0.052%) ISO 9000
13 1 (0.026%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 1 (0.026%) BS7799
13 1 (0.026%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 72 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (0.73%) Active Directory
3 22 (0.57%) Hyper-V
4 17 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
5 16 (0.41%) XenApp
5 16 (0.41%) XenDesktop
5 16 (0.41%) vSphere
6 13 (0.34%) VMware ESX
7 5 (0.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.052%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 1 (0.026%) NDS
Systems Management
1 319 (8.27%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.26%) TrustSec
3 4 (0.10%) Tivoli
3 4 (0.10%) SCCM
4 3 (0.078%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.052%) Cacti
5 2 (0.052%) CA Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.052%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.052%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.026%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.026%) Puppet
6 1 (0.026%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.026%) Netcool
6 1 (0.026%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 534 (13.85%) Microsoft
2 273 (7.08%) HP
3 256 (6.64%) Oracle
4 115 (2.98%) SAP
5 76 (1.97%) VMware
6 68 (1.76%) IBM
7 49 (1.27%) Red Hat
8 47 (1.22%) Cisco
9 34 (0.88%) Citrix
10 23 (0.60%) NetApp
11 18 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
12 17 (0.44%) Tableau
13 16 (0.41%) Cognos
14 15 (0.39%) F5
14 15 (0.39%) Capita
14 15 (0.39%) Charles River
14 15 (0.39%) Casewise
15 13 (0.34%) EMC
16 12 (0.31%) Atlassian
16 12 (0.31%) Pega
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £45k - 50k per year
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + car
Posted: 3 hours ago
Middlesex
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + generous package
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Annual Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + car
Posted: 5 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 Per Annum + 10% OT Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40k to £60k + Competitive package
Posted: 6 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Hudson IT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Central London / West End
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Thames Ditton, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £52000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: 9 hours ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: Salary £25-35k DOE
Posted: 10 hours ago