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

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 161 152 141
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -11
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 2058 2214 2225
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.87% 1.86% 1.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.81% 6.82% 7.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1701 1814 1825
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -

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
30242 32451 31307
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.45% 27.20% 27.95%
Number of salaries quoted 23623 25965 25244
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 May 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 May 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 -12 1910 £42,500 +6.25% 200
London -1 589 £50,000 +5.26% 81
South East -34 395 £42,500 +11.84% 34
Yorkshire +31 277 £35,500 +1.42% 15
West Yorkshire +23 203 £40,000 +14.28% 12
North West +28 193 £35,000 +7.69% 24
City of London 0 139 £50,000 - 21
East of England +4 135 £40,000 +8.10% 12
West Midlands +4 126 £35,000 +1.44% 8
Leeds +5 124 £39,000 +11.42% 8
Berkshire -20 118 £47,500 +14.45% 13
Surrey +1 103 £40,000 -5.88% 12
South West -27 101 £40,000 - 7
Manchester +13 96 £35,250 +17.50% 12
Scotland +47 78 £38,750 +3.33% 15
East Midlands -5 73 £35,000 +7.69% 12
Cheshire +15 66 £41,250 +3.12% 8
Birmingham -5 66 £35,000 -23.49% 4
Buckinghamshire -2 55 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Hampshire -47 54 £37,500 - 5
Bradford +14 46 £40,000 -20.00% 3
Reading -24 42 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Nottinghamshire +23 41 £36,250 +11.53% 8
Cambridgeshire +16 41 £40,000 +12.67% 3
Nottingham +8 41 £36,250 +11.53% 8
Bristol -30 40 £42,500 +3.03% 2
Wales -14 37 £35,000 +10.23% 3
Edinburgh +23 36 £46,250 +25.00% 12
South Wales -18 36 £35,000 +10.23% 3
Warrington +13 34 £41,250 +3.12% 3

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 1898 (44.38%) Agile Software Development
2 1629 (38.09%) ISTQB
3 1510 (35.31%) Finance
4 1139 (26.63%) Software Testing
5 1103 (25.79%) QA
6 1010 (23.61%) SQL
7 786 (18.38%) User Acceptance Testing
8 766 (17.91%) Test Scripting
9 754 (17.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 741 (17.33%) Degree
11 727 (17.00%) Business Analysis
12 706 (16.51%) Scrum
13 617 (14.43%) Selenium
14 560 (13.09%) PRINCE2
15 553 (12.93%) Banking
16 544 (12.72%) Test Automation
17 536 (12.53%) Project Management
18 523 (12.23%) Automated Testing
19 503 (11.76%) Waterfall
20 501 (11.71%) Stakeholder Management
21 491 (11.48%) Test Management
22 472 (11.04%) Microsoft
23 460 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
24 458 (10.71%) Manual Testing
25 454 (10.61%) Retail
26 422 (9.87%) Java
27 415 (9.70%) Regression Testing
28 398 (9.31%) C#
29 397 (9.28%) HP Quality Center
30 389 (9.10%) Test Strategy

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 59 (1.38%) SharePoint
2 31 (0.72%) CMS
3 23 (0.54%) SAS
4 18 (0.42%) WebSphere
5 14 (0.33%) IIS
6 13 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
7 12 (0.28%) MQSeries
7 12 (0.28%) Documentum
8 10 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
9 9 (0.21%) Drupal
9 9 (0.21%) Confluence
10 8 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
11 7 (0.16%) MS Exchange
12 6 (0.14%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.12%) CICS
13 5 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.12%) JBoss
13 5 (0.12%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.094%) MS Project Server
15 3 (0.070%) Tomcat
Applications
1 305 (7.13%) MS Excel
2 157 (3.67%) MS Office
3 144 (3.37%) MS Visio
4 55 (1.29%) MS Project
5 26 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.094%) Open Workbench
7 2 (0.047%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.047%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.023%) Mingle
8 1 (0.023%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 47 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
4 8 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
5 7 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
6 5 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
6 5 (0.12%) Primavera
7 4 (0.094%) thinkFolio
7 4 (0.094%) SimCorp Dimension
7 4 (0.094%) BASE24
8 3 (0.070%) Endur
8 3 (0.070%) CSG Singleview
8 3 (0.070%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.070%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.047%) Oracle iProcurement
9 2 (0.047%) Markit EDM
9 2 (0.047%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.047%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 26 (0.61%) SaaS
2 11 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.094%) PaaS
5 4 (0.094%) Office 365
5 4 (0.094%) Veeva
6 1 (0.023%) Trello
6 1 (0.023%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.023%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 76 (1.78%) Internet
2 28 (0.65%) TCP/IP
3 27 (0.63%) Intranet
4 23 (0.54%) Network Security
5 21 (0.49%) Wireless
5 21 (0.49%) WAN
6 20 (0.47%) HTTP
7 17 (0.40%) DNS
8 14 (0.33%) VoIP
8 14 (0.33%) LAN
9 12 (0.28%) MPLS
10 11 (0.26%) HTTPS
11 10 (0.23%) Firewall
12 8 (0.19%) Unified Communications
12 8 (0.19%) IP Telephony
13 7 (0.16%) 4G
13 7 (0.16%) NAS
14 6 (0.14%) TETRA
15 5 (0.12%) CTI
15 5 (0.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 286 (6.69%) SQL Server
2 104 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
3 49 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 47 (1.10%) Relational Database
5 30 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 27 (0.63%) Oracle Database
7 25 (0.58%) Data Mining
8 23 (0.54%) DB2
9 22 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
10 21 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
10 21 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
10 21 (0.49%) Big Data
11 18 (0.42%) MySQL
12 17 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 17 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
13 12 (0.28%) MongoDB
13 12 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
13 12 (0.28%) DbVisualizer
13 12 (0.28%) EDRMS
13 12 (0.28%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 617 (14.43%) Selenium
2 341 (7.97%) QuickTest Pro
3 248 (5.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 246 (5.75%) JIRA
5 236 (5.52%) WebDriver
6 176 (4.12%) Cucumber
7 167 (3.90%) LoadRunner
8 128 (2.99%) Visual Studio
9 109 (2.55%) SoapUI
10 86 (2.01%) Jenkins
11 81 (1.89%) SpecFlow
12 62 (1.45%) JUnit
13 58 (1.36%) JMeter
14 55 (1.29%) TestNG
15 54 (1.26%) MSTest
16 48 (1.12%) FitNesse
17 45 (1.05%) Git (software)
18 43 (1.01%) TeamCity
19 42 (0.98%) TestDirector
20 40 (0.94%) Hudson
General
1 1510 (35.31%) Finance
2 553 (12.93%) Banking
3 454 (10.61%) Retail
4 253 (5.92%) Telecoms
5 148 (3.46%) Aerospace
6 102 (2.38%) Law
7 95 (2.22%) Legal
8 90 (2.10%) Advertising
9 76 (1.78%) Marketing
10 59 (1.38%) Games
11 40 (0.94%) Investment Banking
12 37 (0.87%) Manufacturing
13 34 (0.79%) Billing
14 32 (0.75%) Retail Banking
15 25 (0.58%) Back Office
16 23 (0.54%) Financial Institution
17 18 (0.42%) Automotive
18 14 (0.33%) Front Office
19 12 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
19 12 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2299 (53.75%) Analyst
2 1178 (27.54%) Test Analyst
3 939 (21.95%) Business Analyst
4 603 (14.10%) Tester
5 461 (10.78%) Test Manager
6 363 (8.49%) Senior Analyst
7 268 (6.27%) Test Leader
8 218 (5.10%) Software Tester
9 208 (4.86%) Consultant
10 206 (4.82%) Test Engineer
11 185 (4.33%) QA Analyst
12 162 (3.79%) Senior Business Analyst
13 158 (3.69%) Test Consultant
14 156 (3.65%) Senior Test Analyst
15 109 (2.55%) QA Tester
16 106 (2.48%) Lead Test Analyst
17 101 (2.36%) Team Leader
18 100 (2.34%) QA Engineer
19 98 (2.29%) Software Test Analyst
20 92 (2.15%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 386 (9.03%) .NET
2 194 (4.54%) XML
3 174 (4.07%) HTML
4 111 (2.60%) Web Services
5 82 (1.92%) SOAP
6 70 (1.64%) ASP.NET
7 64 (1.50%) CSS
8 45 (1.05%) Gherkin
9 42 (0.98%) .NET Framework
10 36 (0.84%) Middleware
11 28 (0.65%) J2EE
12 27 (0.63%) REST
13 23 (0.54%) WCF
14 21 (0.49%) XSD
14 21 (0.49%) FIX Protocol
15 19 (0.44%) Flash
16 17 (0.40%) Apache Flex
16 17 (0.40%) Ajax
17 16 (0.37%) HTML5
18 15 (0.35%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 460 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
2 150 (3.51%) Computer Science
3 127 (2.97%) Management Information System
4 109 (2.55%) Mobile App
5 77 (1.80%) FMCG
6 66 (1.54%) Open Source
7 49 (1.15%) Replication
8 47 (1.10%) Client/Server
8 47 (1.10%) PMI
9 41 (0.96%) Mathematics
9 41 (0.96%) Data Integration
10 40 (0.94%) User Experience
11 38 (0.89%) Life Science
12 33 (0.77%) AS400
12 33 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 32 (0.75%) Statistics
13 32 (0.75%) iPhone
14 27 (0.63%) SWIFT
15 26 (0.61%) iSeries
16 22 (0.51%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 316 (7.39%) Windows
2 225 (5.26%) UNIX
3 122 (2.85%) Linux
4 98 (2.29%) Android
5 89 (2.08%) Apple iOS
6 33 (0.77%) Windows XP
7 29 (0.68%) Solaris
8 28 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 28 (0.65%) Windows 7
9 24 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 23 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (0.28%) AIX
12 10 (0.23%) Windows 8
12 10 (0.23%) Windows Vista
13 8 (0.19%) Windows Phone
13 8 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
14 5 (0.12%) HPUX
15 2 (0.047%) VMS
16 1 (0.023%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1898 (44.38%) Agile Software Development
2 1139 (26.63%) Software Testing
3 786 (18.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 766 (17.91%) Test Scripting
5 727 (17.00%) Business Analysis
6 706 (16.51%) Scrum
7 560 (13.09%) PRINCE2
8 544 (12.72%) Test Automation
9 536 (12.53%) Project Management
10 523 (12.23%) Automated Testing
11 503 (11.76%) Waterfall
12 501 (11.71%) Stakeholder Management
13 491 (11.48%) Test Management
14 458 (10.71%) Manual Testing
15 415 (9.70%) Regression Testing
16 389 (9.10%) Test Strategy
17 356 (8.32%) ITIL
18 335 (7.83%) UML
19 324 (7.58%) Mentoring
20 263 (6.15%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1010 (23.61%) SQL
2 422 (9.87%) Java
3 398 (9.31%) C#
4 160 (3.74%) JavaScript
5 111 (2.60%) C++
6 110 (2.57%) Python
7 96 (2.24%) C
8 62 (1.45%) Ruby
9 56 (1.31%) Perl
10 53 (1.24%) VB
11 42 (0.98%) VBScript
12 36 (0.84%) T-SQL
13 35 (0.82%) PHP
14 25 (0.58%) PowerShell
15 23 (0.54%) VBA
16 22 (0.51%) VB.NET
17 21 (0.49%) Objective-C
17 21 (0.49%) PL/SQL
18 17 (0.40%) Shell Script
19 14 (0.33%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1629 (38.09%) ISTQB
2 754 (17.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 741 (17.33%) Degree
4 191 (4.47%) ISEB Practitioner
5 107 (2.50%) Security Cleared
6 70 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 64 (1.50%) PMI Certification
8 61 (1.43%) SC Cleared
9 44 (1.03%) CBAP
10 38 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
11 37 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 31 (0.72%) MCP
13 24 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
14 23 (0.54%) HND
15 22 (0.51%) DV Cleared
16 21 (0.49%) PMP
17 20 (0.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 20 (0.47%) APMP
18 19 (0.44%) IIBA
19 14 (0.33%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1103 (25.79%) QA
2 37 (0.87%) FATCA
3 20 (0.47%) ISO 9001
4 16 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (0.35%) EMIR
5 15 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
6 14 (0.33%) Solvency II
7 11 (0.26%) SLA
7 11 (0.26%) Basel II
7 11 (0.26%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.21%) MiFID
9 8 (0.19%) ISO 14001
10 6 (0.14%) Data Quality
11 5 (0.12%) Basel III
12 4 (0.094%) GAAP
13 3 (0.070%) WAI
13 3 (0.070%) HL7
13 3 (0.070%) DICOM
13 3 (0.070%) P3O
14 2 (0.047%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 76 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (0.72%) Active Directory
3 26 (0.61%) vSphere
4 12 (0.28%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.12%) VMware ESX
5 5 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.094%) Cygwin
6 4 (0.094%) Firmware
7 3 (0.070%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 1 (0.023%) Snort
8 1 (0.023%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 397 (9.28%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (0.14%) HP SiteScope
3 6 (0.14%) Tivoli
3 6 (0.14%) Nessus
4 4 (0.094%) SCCM
4 4 (0.094%) CA Single Sign-On
5 3 (0.070%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 3 (0.070%) Netcool
5 3 (0.070%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (0.070%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (0.070%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.047%) Cacti
6 2 (0.047%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.023%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.023%) Control-M
7 1 (0.023%) OMEGAMON
7 1 (0.023%) nmon
Vendors
1 472 (11.04%) Microsoft
2 351 (8.21%) HP
3 211 (4.93%) Oracle
4 122 (2.85%) IBM
5 100 (2.34%) SAP
6 94 (2.20%) VMware
7 45 (1.05%) Business Objects
8 28 (0.65%) Red Hat
9 27 (0.63%) Cisco
10 24 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
11 22 (0.51%) Sourcefire
12 20 (0.47%) Capita
13 19 (0.44%) Citrix
14 14 (0.33%) Telerik
15 12 (0.28%) Cognos
16 10 (0.23%) Sitecore
17 9 (0.21%) Splunk
18 8 (0.19%) F5
18 8 (0.19%) Charles River
18 8 (0.19%) EMC
Hertfordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Posted: 8 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + 10% Bonus + BUPA + Pension + Other soft Bene
Posted: 12 hours ago
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum + 10% OT Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + 25 Days Holiday, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £62000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Code Red Associates
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, IIP, ISEB
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £58000 - £63000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45k - 55k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 60000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago