The first table below looks at the demand 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 143 142 134
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 2231 2105 2285
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.92% 1.94% 1.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.08% 7.12% 6.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1751 1678 1985
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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 £36,000 £35,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -1.40%
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
31524 29552 33039
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.07% 27.26% 28.13%
Number of salaries quoted 24626 23785 28227
Average salary £44,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.32% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 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 1 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 -4 2075 £40,000 - 227
London -11 772 £50,000 +3.09% 77
South East +23 494 £39,000 +4.00% 49
City of London +2 174 £50,000 -4.76% 28
Yorkshire -37 159 £35,000 -7.89% 18
East of England -7 155 £37,500 +7.14% 11
North West +19 153 £34,000 +4.61% 22
South West -4 144 £37,500 - 26
Berkshire +32 130 £40,000 +14.28% 12
West Yorkshire -53 118 £35,000 -7.89% 12
West Midlands -2 117 £37,500 +7.14% 12
East Midlands +34 114 £32,500 +4.83% 6
Surrey +10 112 £39,500 -7.05% 5
Leeds -38 99 £35,000 -6.66% 9
Manchester +31 91 £34,000 - 14
Reading +24 72 £37,000 -22.10% 5
Scotland -1 72 £34,000 +4.61% 5
Hampshire -12 71 £40,000 -11.11% 9
Buckinghamshire +23 60 £41,500 +45.61% 16
Wales +11 58 £30,250 -0.81% 8
Birmingham +26 55 £50,000 +66.66% 6
Milton Keynes +23 52 £41,500 +48.21% 5
Nottinghamshire +21 51 £32,500 +4.00% 1
South Wales +9 51 £30,000 -4.76% 7
Bristol +5 51 £37,500 +10.29% 7
Cambridgeshire +17 48 £32,500 -7.80% 1
Nottingham +17 46 £32,500 +3.17% 1
Cardiff +3 42 £30,000 -7.69% 7
Cambridge +13 41 £32,500 -13.33%
Hertfordshire -22 41 £40,000 +14.28% 7

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 1516 (34.04%) Finance
2 1364 (30.63%) ISTQB
3 1314 (29.51%) QA
4 1250 (28.07%) Software Testing
5 1046 (23.49%) SQL
6 998 (22.41%) Degree
7 917 (20.59%) Business Analysis
8 894 (20.08%) Agile Software Development
9 892 (20.03%) Test Scripting
10 885 (19.87%) User Acceptance Testing
11 793 (17.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 726 (16.30%) Selenium
13 634 (14.24%) Scrum
13 634 (14.24%) PRINCE2
13 634 (14.24%) Project Management
14 592 (13.29%) Automated Testing
15 564 (12.67%) Microsoft
16 534 (11.99%) HP Quality Center
17 527 (11.83%) Test Automation
18 515 (11.57%) Stakeholder Management
19 451 (10.13%) QuickTest Pro
20 447 (10.04%) HP
21 435 (9.77%) Retail
22 434 (9.75%) Manual Testing
23 415 (9.32%) C#
24 413 (9.27%) Test Management
25 411 (9.23%) .NET
26 404 (9.07%) Banking
27 396 (8.89%) Java
28 394 (8.85%) Windows

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 99 (2.22%) SharePoint
2 34 (0.76%) IIS
3 24 (0.54%) CMS
4 23 (0.52%) WebSphere
5 18 (0.40%) Confluence
6 17 (0.38%) MS Project Server
7 14 (0.31%) WorkSite
8 13 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
8 13 (0.29%) Apache
9 12 (0.27%) WebLogic
10 11 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 11 (0.25%) Tomcat
10 11 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
11 9 (0.20%) OpenStack
11 9 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
11 9 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
12 8 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
12 8 (0.18%) Drupal
13 5 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.11%) CICS
Applications
1 345 (7.75%) MS Excel
2 261 (5.86%) MS Office
3 130 (2.92%) MS Visio
4 104 (2.34%) MS Project
5 62 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
6 21 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.090%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.045%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.045%) GIMP
9 1 (0.022%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.022%) FastStats
9 1 (0.022%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 53 (1.19%) JDE OneWorld
2 26 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (0.25%) Markit EDM
4 11 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (0.25%) Magento
5 8 (0.18%) MFGPRO
6 6 (0.13%) SAP FI
7 5 (0.11%) Sentinel
7 5 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
8 4 (0.090%) Oracle CRM
8 4 (0.090%) Maximo
8 4 (0.090%) SAP HR
8 4 (0.090%) SAP SD
8 4 (0.090%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.090%) SimCorp Dimension
9 3 (0.067%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 3 (0.067%) arcHouse
9 3 (0.067%) Academy Housing
9 3 (0.067%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 45 (1.01%) SaaS
2 6 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.090%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.067%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.022%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 80 (1.80%) Internet
2 39 (0.88%) HTTP
3 35 (0.79%) TCP/IP
4 33 (0.74%) 4G
5 32 (0.72%) LTE
6 29 (0.65%) LAN
7 28 (0.63%) Intranet
8 24 (0.54%) WAN
9 19 (0.43%) DNS
10 17 (0.38%) Firewall
11 16 (0.36%) MPLS
12 15 (0.34%) Wireless
13 13 (0.29%) SMS
14 12 (0.27%) LDAP
14 12 (0.27%) Wireshark
15 11 (0.25%) SS7
15 11 (0.25%) ISUP
15 11 (0.25%) INAP
16 9 (0.20%) Network Security
17 7 (0.16%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 388 (8.71%) SQL Server
2 131 (2.94%) Relational Database
3 100 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
4 82 (1.84%) MySQL
5 44 (0.99%) Oracle Database
6 35 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
7 25 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
8 21 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
8 21 (0.47%) DB2
9 20 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 16 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 14 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
11 14 (0.31%) Big Data
12 13 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
12 13 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 10 (0.22%) Data Mining
13 10 (0.22%) SQL Server 2000
13 10 (0.22%) BusinessObjects
13 10 (0.22%) QlikView
13 10 (0.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 726 (16.30%) Selenium
2 451 (10.13%) QuickTest Pro
3 224 (5.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 221 (4.96%) JIRA
5 183 (4.11%) LoadRunner
6 159 (3.57%) WebDriver
7 110 (2.47%) Visual Studio
8 107 (2.40%) Cucumber
9 97 (2.18%) SoapUI
10 96 (2.16%) TestDirector
11 92 (2.07%) NUnit
12 74 (1.66%) TestComplete
13 68 (1.53%) Bugzilla
14 67 (1.50%) JUnit
15 61 (1.37%) JMeter
16 58 (1.30%) FitNesse
17 43 (0.97%) Jenkins
18 40 (0.90%) Subversion
19 39 (0.88%) Toad
20 36 (0.81%) SilkPerformer
General
1 1516 (34.04%) Finance
2 435 (9.77%) Retail
3 404 (9.07%) Banking
4 329 (7.39%) Telecoms
5 116 (2.60%) Legal
6 113 (2.54%) Law
7 78 (1.75%) Marketing
8 74 (1.66%) Advertising
9 69 (1.55%) Back Office
10 62 (1.39%) Billing
11 60 (1.35%) Investment Banking
12 50 (1.12%) Games
13 44 (0.99%) Financial Institution
13 44 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
14 40 (0.90%) Publishing
15 36 (0.81%) Manufacturing
16 31 (0.70%) Front Office
17 28 (0.63%) Retail Banking
18 25 (0.56%) Military
19 22 (0.49%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 2406 (54.03%) Analyst
2 1152 (25.87%) Test Analyst
3 1045 (23.47%) Business Analyst
4 699 (15.70%) Tester
5 396 (8.89%) Senior Analyst
6 356 (7.99%) Test Manager
7 300 (6.74%) Test Engineer
8 254 (5.70%) Software Tester
9 242 (5.43%) Consultant
10 196 (4.40%) QA Analyst
11 192 (4.31%) Senior Business Analyst
12 188 (4.22%) Test Consultant
13 158 (3.55%) Senior Test Analyst
14 151 (3.39%) Test Leader
15 140 (3.14%) QA Engineer
16 129 (2.90%) QA Tester
17 111 (2.49%) Project Manager
18 110 (2.47%) Junior
19 101 (2.27%) Systems Analyst
20 91 (2.04%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 411 (9.23%) .NET
2 290 (6.51%) XML
3 208 (4.67%) Web Services
4 174 (3.91%) HTML
5 124 (2.78%) SOAP
6 71 (1.59%) ASP.NET
7 62 (1.39%) CSS
8 59 (1.32%) .NET Framework
9 51 (1.15%) XSD
10 43 (0.97%) J2EE
11 29 (0.65%) WSDL
12 26 (0.58%) RESTful
13 25 (0.56%) Apache Flex
14 24 (0.54%) Middleware
15 23 (0.52%) WCF
16 22 (0.49%) REST
17 19 (0.43%) LINQ
18 18 (0.40%) XML Messaging
19 17 (0.38%) LAMP
20 15 (0.34%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 314 (7.05%) Computer Science
2 140 (3.14%) Management Information System
3 97 (2.18%) Mobile App
4 73 (1.64%) Client/Server
5 72 (1.62%) Mathematics
6 66 (1.48%) Open Source
7 58 (1.30%) PMI
8 49 (1.10%) Life Science
9 46 (1.03%) FMCG
10 45 (1.01%) Derivative
11 42 (0.94%) Equities
12 40 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
13 31 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 30 (0.67%) Statistics
15 28 (0.63%) Fixed Income
15 28 (0.63%) Chemistry
16 26 (0.58%) EPoS
17 25 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
18 24 (0.54%) N-Tier
19 22 (0.49%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 394 (8.85%) Windows
2 228 (5.12%) UNIX
3 152 (3.41%) Linux
4 88 (1.98%) Apple iOS
5 69 (1.55%) Android
6 58 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 56 (1.26%) Windows 7
8 44 (0.99%) Solaris
9 42 (0.94%) Windows XP
10 30 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 24 (0.54%) Windows 8
12 17 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
13 16 (0.36%) Windows Vista
14 14 (0.31%) HPUX
15 12 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
16 11 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 10 (0.22%) Ubuntu
18 9 (0.20%) Mac OS
18 9 (0.20%) Mac OS X
19 7 (0.16%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1250 (28.07%) Software Testing
2 917 (20.59%) Business Analysis
3 894 (20.08%) Agile Software Development
4 892 (20.03%) Test Scripting
5 885 (19.87%) User Acceptance Testing
6 634 (14.24%) Scrum
6 634 (14.24%) PRINCE2
6 634 (14.24%) Project Management
7 592 (13.29%) Automated Testing
8 527 (11.83%) Test Automation
9 515 (11.57%) Stakeholder Management
10 434 (9.75%) Manual Testing
11 413 (9.27%) Test Management
12 384 (8.62%) Waterfall
13 377 (8.47%) UML
13 377 (8.47%) Test Strategy
14 376 (8.44%) Automation Testing
15 331 (7.43%) ITIL
16 313 (7.03%) System Testing
17 292 (6.56%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1046 (23.49%) SQL
2 415 (9.32%) C#
3 396 (8.89%) Java
4 182 (4.09%) JavaScript
5 138 (3.10%) VBScript
6 133 (2.99%) VB
7 105 (2.36%) Python
8 99 (2.22%) C++
9 69 (1.55%) Perl
10 56 (1.26%) PHP
11 54 (1.21%) Shell Script
12 49 (1.10%) C
13 42 (0.94%) VBA
14 40 (0.90%) T-SQL
15 36 (0.81%) Ruby
16 32 (0.72%) VB.NET
16 32 (0.72%) PL/SQL
17 21 (0.47%) PowerHouse
18 11 (0.25%) PowerShell
19 10 (0.22%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1364 (30.63%) ISTQB
2 998 (22.41%) Degree
3 793 (17.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 223 (5.01%) Security Cleared
5 146 (3.28%) SC Cleared
6 139 (3.12%) ISEB Practitioner
7 99 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 89 (2.00%) CBAP
9 80 (1.80%) DV Cleared
10 76 (1.71%) PMI Certification
11 64 (1.44%) IIBA
12 57 (1.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 39 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 36 (0.81%) HND
15 28 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
16 27 (0.61%) APMP
17 26 (0.58%) CISSP
18 23 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
18 23 (0.52%) PhD
19 21 (0.47%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1314 (29.51%) QA
2 80 (1.80%) ISO 9001
3 62 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 43 (0.97%) SLA
5 19 (0.43%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.11%) ISO 9000
7 4 (0.090%) EMIR
7 4 (0.090%) Dodd-Frank
8 3 (0.067%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.067%) GAMP
9 2 (0.045%) TickIT
9 2 (0.045%) HL7
9 2 (0.045%) COBIT
10 1 (0.022%) FATCA
10 1 (0.022%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.022%) WCAG
10 1 (0.022%) MiFID
10 1 (0.022%) BS25999
10 1 (0.022%) BS7799
10 1 (0.022%) Basel II
System Software
1 41 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (0.49%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.27%) NFS
4 10 (0.22%) VirtualBox
5 7 (0.16%) XenApp
6 6 (0.13%) vSphere
6 6 (0.13%) XenDesktop
7 5 (0.11%) VMware ESX
8 4 (0.090%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.067%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.045%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.045%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.022%) HDFS
11 1 (0.022%) vCloud
11 1 (0.022%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.022%) UAG
Systems Management
1 534 (11.99%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (0.45%) SCCM
3 7 (0.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (0.13%) Netcool
4 6 (0.13%) Control-M
5 4 (0.090%) OpenView
5 4 (0.090%) Nessus
6 2 (0.045%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (0.045%) HP SiteScope
6 2 (0.045%) nmon
6 2 (0.045%) Opsview
7 1 (0.022%) WMI
7 1 (0.022%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.022%) Puppet
Vendors
1 564 (12.67%) Microsoft
2 447 (10.04%) HP
3 262 (5.88%) Oracle
4 89 (2.00%) SAP
5 64 (1.44%) Citrix
5 64 (1.44%) VMware
6 47 (1.06%) IBM
7 20 (0.45%) JD Edwards
8 18 (0.40%) TIBCO
8 18 (0.40%) Cisco
9 16 (0.36%) Business Objects
10 15 (0.34%) Capita
11 14 (0.31%) Interwoven
11 14 (0.31%) iRise
11 14 (0.31%) Google
12 13 (0.29%) Fujitsu
12 13 (0.29%) Telerik
13 12 (0.27%) Cognos
13 12 (0.27%) Red Hat
14 11 (0.25%) Altiris
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 5K + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Proactive Appointments
Salary: From £30,000 to £32,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: 16 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management - Royal London
Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Sanderson
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Devon
Search Consultancy
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + 20% bonuses + more
Posted: 20 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Avanade UK Ltd
Salary: competitive salary and benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Fusion Recruitment Solutions
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £45000 - £53000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: Yesterday