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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 160 152 141
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -11
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 1993 2223 2193
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.87% 1.89% 2.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.82% 6.92% 7.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1651 1816 1806
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 £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -

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
29235 32104 30081
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.36% 27.34% 27.65%
Number of salaries quoted 22964 25766 24182
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £65,000 £65,500
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 22 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 22 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 -9 1854 £42,500 +6.25% 205
London -2 582 £50,000 - 65
South East -46 382 £44,000 +17.33% 27
Yorkshire +33 279 £40,000 +14.28% 23
West Yorkshire +22 217 £40,000 +11.11% 17
North West +14 175 £35,750 +10.00% 26
City of London +8 140 £50,000 +2.04% 24
West Midlands +4 130 £35,000 - 15
Leeds +4 126 £39,000 +11.42% 8
East of England -7 126 £36,000 +1.40% 10
Surrey +8 111 £41,000 +2.50% 10
Berkshire -35 102 £47,500 +18.75% 2
South West -31 91 £40,000 - 20
Manchester +12 82 £36,500 +15.87% 10
Scotland +46 68 £35,000 - 14
Cheshire +13 66 £40,000 - 6
Hampshire -27 65 £39,250 +4.66% 3
East Midlands -29 60 £38,250 +17.69% 10
Birmingham -5 59 £35,000 -24.73% 4
Bradford +15 58 £40,000 -20.00% 6
Buckinghamshire -10 56 £47,000 +29.65% 2
Wales -11 39 £35,000 +10.23% 4
South Wales -7 38 £35,000 +11.11% 4
Reading -45 36 £45,000 +7.14% 1
Warrington +16 34 £41,250 +3.12% 1
Hertfordshire -9 34 £40,000 +14.28% 5
Nottinghamshire +5 33 £40,000 +23.07% 4
Nottingham -8 33 £40,000 +23.07% 4
Cambridgeshire -4 32 £35,500 -5.33% 3
Essex +9 31 £52,500 -12.50% 1

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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 1812 (43.70%) Agile Software Development
2 1580 (38.11%) ISTQB
3 1458 (35.17%) Finance
4 1073 (25.88%) Software Testing
5 1066 (25.71%) QA
6 985 (23.76%) SQL
7 770 (18.57%) User Acceptance Testing
8 743 (17.92%) Business Analysis
9 740 (17.85%) Test Scripting
10 720 (17.37%) Degree
11 708 (17.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 662 (15.97%) Scrum
13 604 (14.57%) Selenium
14 542 (13.07%) PRINCE2
15 527 (12.71%) Banking
16 512 (12.35%) Project Management
17 504 (12.16%) Waterfall
18 501 (12.08%) Test Automation
19 496 (11.96%) Automated Testing
20 495 (11.94%) Stakeholder Management
21 466 (11.24%) Test Management
22 463 (11.17%) Manual Testing
23 447 (10.78%) Microsoft
24 443 (10.68%) Retail
25 439 (10.59%) Java
26 435 (10.49%) Analytical Skills
27 410 (9.89%) Regression Testing
28 384 (9.26%) Test Strategy
29 382 (9.21%) HP Quality Center
30 375 (9.04%) C#

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 56 (1.35%) SharePoint
2 25 (0.60%) CMS
3 22 (0.53%) SAS
4 17 (0.41%) WebSphere
5 14 (0.34%) IIS
6 13 (0.31%) Confluence
7 12 (0.29%) Documentum
8 10 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
8 10 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
8 10 (0.24%) MQSeries
9 9 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
10 8 (0.19%) Drupal
10 8 (0.19%) WebLogic
11 6 (0.14%) JBoss
12 5 (0.12%) Apache
12 5 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.12%) Node.js
13 4 (0.096%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.096%) CICS
13 4 (0.096%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 294 (7.09%) MS Excel
2 149 (3.59%) MS Office
3 124 (2.99%) MS Visio
4 42 (1.01%) MS Project
5 22 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.12%) Open Workbench
7 2 (0.048%) Mingle
8 1 (0.024%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.024%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.024%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 42 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
3 13 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
4 10 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
5 9 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (0.19%) Primavera
7 6 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
7 6 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
8 5 (0.12%) CSG Singleview
8 5 (0.12%) BASE24
8 5 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
9 4 (0.096%) Oracle General Ledger
9 4 (0.096%) thinkFolio
9 4 (0.096%) SimCorp Dimension
10 3 (0.072%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 3 (0.072%) Dynamics NAV
11 2 (0.048%) Oracle Cash Management
11 2 (0.048%) Oracle iProcurement
11 2 (0.048%) Markit EDM
11 2 (0.048%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 25 (0.60%) SaaS
2 12 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.096%) Veeva
5 4 (0.096%) Office 365
6 3 (0.072%) PaaS
7 2 (0.048%) Trello
8 1 (0.024%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.024%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 75 (1.81%) Internet
2 27 (0.65%) Intranet
3 23 (0.55%) WAN
4 22 (0.53%) TCP/IP
5 21 (0.51%) Wireless
5 21 (0.51%) Network Security
6 15 (0.36%) HTTP
7 14 (0.34%) MPLS
7 14 (0.34%) DNS
7 14 (0.34%) VoIP
7 14 (0.34%) LAN
8 12 (0.29%) IP Telephony
9 10 (0.24%) Unified Communications
9 10 (0.24%) HTTPS
10 8 (0.19%) Firewall
11 7 (0.17%) VPN
11 7 (0.17%) NAS
12 6 (0.14%) CTI
13 4 (0.096%) SMS
13 4 (0.096%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 293 (7.07%) SQL Server
2 100 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
3 53 (1.28%) Relational Database
4 45 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 31 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 25 (0.60%) Oracle Database
7 23 (0.55%) Big Data
8 21 (0.51%) Data Mining
8 21 (0.51%) MySQL
8 21 (0.51%) DB2
9 20 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
10 18 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
10 18 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
11 17 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 16 (0.39%) MongoDB
12 16 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
13 13 (0.31%) SQLPlus
14 12 (0.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 12 (0.29%) EDRMS
15 10 (0.24%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 604 (14.57%) Selenium
2 319 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
3 235 (5.67%) WebDriver
4 229 (5.52%) JIRA
5 219 (5.28%) Team Foundation Server
6 178 (4.29%) Cucumber
7 145 (3.50%) LoadRunner
8 118 (2.85%) Visual Studio
9 105 (2.53%) SoapUI
10 86 (2.07%) SpecFlow
11 80 (1.93%) Jenkins
12 64 (1.54%) JUnit
13 58 (1.40%) TestNG
14 51 (1.23%) FitNesse
15 48 (1.16%) MSTest
16 46 (1.11%) JMeter
17 41 (0.99%) Hudson
18 40 (0.96%) Eclipse
19 31 (0.75%) TestDirector
19 31 (0.75%) Git (software)
General
1 1458 (35.17%) Finance
2 527 (12.71%) Banking
3 443 (10.68%) Retail
4 222 (5.35%) Telecoms
5 125 (3.01%) Aerospace
6 116 (2.80%) Law
7 97 (2.34%) Legal
8 90 (2.17%) Advertising
9 71 (1.71%) Marketing
10 56 (1.35%) Manufacturing
11 50 (1.21%) Games
12 38 (0.92%) Retail Banking
12 38 (0.92%) Billing
13 33 (0.80%) Back Office
14 28 (0.68%) Investment Banking
15 22 (0.53%) Financial Institution
16 20 (0.48%) Automotive
17 14 (0.34%) Front Office
18 13 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
18 13 (0.31%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2256 (54.41%) Analyst
2 1156 (27.88%) Test Analyst
3 929 (22.41%) Business Analyst
4 583 (14.06%) Tester
5 445 (10.73%) Test Manager
6 353 (8.51%) Senior Analyst
7 278 (6.71%) Test Leader
8 216 (5.21%) Software Tester
9 186 (4.49%) QA Analyst
9 186 (4.49%) Test Engineer
10 183 (4.41%) Consultant
11 156 (3.76%) Senior Business Analyst
12 155 (3.74%) Senior Test Analyst
13 134 (3.23%) Test Consultant
14 119 (2.87%) Lead Test Analyst
15 118 (2.85%) QA Tester
16 110 (2.65%) QA Engineer
17 101 (2.44%) Software Test Analyst
18 92 (2.22%) Project Manager
19 85 (2.05%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 358 (8.63%) .NET
2 197 (4.75%) XML
3 173 (4.17%) HTML
4 97 (2.34%) Web Services
5 72 (1.74%) CSS
6 71 (1.71%) ASP.NET
7 68 (1.64%) SOAP
8 47 (1.13%) Gherkin
9 35 (0.84%) .NET Framework
10 29 (0.70%) Middleware
11 26 (0.63%) J2EE
12 19 (0.46%) XSD
12 19 (0.46%) HTML5
13 16 (0.39%) Apache Flex
14 15 (0.36%) LINQ
14 15 (0.36%) FIX Protocol
14 15 (0.36%) REST
15 14 (0.34%) Ajax
15 14 (0.34%) Flash
16 13 (0.31%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 435 (10.49%) Analytical Skills
2 142 (3.42%) Computer Science
3 113 (2.73%) Management Information System
4 82 (1.98%) Mobile App
5 75 (1.81%) FMCG
6 61 (1.47%) Client/Server
7 53 (1.28%) Open Source
8 51 (1.23%) Replication
9 48 (1.16%) Life Science
10 44 (1.06%) Mathematics
11 41 (0.99%) AS400
12 40 (0.96%) User Experience
13 37 (0.89%) SWIFT
14 36 (0.87%) Data Integration
15 34 (0.82%) iSeries
15 34 (0.82%) PMI
16 32 (0.77%) Statistics
17 30 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 27 (0.65%) iPhone
19 18 (0.43%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 291 (7.02%) Windows
2 204 (4.92%) UNIX
3 116 (2.80%) Linux
4 91 (2.19%) Android
5 75 (1.81%) Apple iOS
6 27 (0.65%) Windows XP
6 27 (0.65%) Windows 7
7 25 (0.60%) Solaris
8 20 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (0.29%) Windows 8
11 12 (0.29%) Windows Vista
12 9 (0.22%) AIX
13 8 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
14 6 (0.14%) Windows Phone
15 4 (0.096%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.072%) HPUX
17 2 (0.048%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1812 (43.70%) Agile Software Development
2 1073 (25.88%) Software Testing
3 770 (18.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 743 (17.92%) Business Analysis
5 740 (17.85%) Test Scripting
6 662 (15.97%) Scrum
7 542 (13.07%) PRINCE2
8 512 (12.35%) Project Management
9 504 (12.16%) Waterfall
10 501 (12.08%) Test Automation
11 496 (11.96%) Automated Testing
12 495 (11.94%) Stakeholder Management
13 466 (11.24%) Test Management
14 463 (11.17%) Manual Testing
15 410 (9.89%) Regression Testing
16 384 (9.26%) Test Strategy
17 349 (8.42%) ITIL
18 324 (7.81%) UML
19 301 (7.26%) Mentoring
20 270 (6.51%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 985 (23.76%) SQL
2 439 (10.59%) Java
3 375 (9.04%) C#
4 157 (3.79%) JavaScript
5 106 (2.56%) C++
6 101 (2.44%) Python
7 99 (2.39%) C
8 60 (1.45%) Ruby
9 49 (1.18%) Perl
10 46 (1.11%) VB
11 43 (1.04%) T-SQL
12 37 (0.89%) VBScript
13 36 (0.87%) PHP
14 29 (0.70%) VB.NET
15 26 (0.63%) PL/SQL
16 18 (0.43%) PowerShell
16 18 (0.43%) Groovy
17 17 (0.41%) VBA
18 14 (0.34%) Scala
18 14 (0.34%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1580 (38.11%) ISTQB
2 720 (17.37%) Degree
3 708 (17.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 188 (4.53%) ISEB Practitioner
5 97 (2.34%) Security Cleared
6 66 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 64 (1.54%) SC Cleared
8 52 (1.25%) PMI Certification
9 45 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
10 40 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 37 (0.89%) CBAP
12 32 (0.77%) MCP
13 26 (0.63%) HND
13 26 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
14 24 (0.58%) APMP
15 22 (0.53%) IIBA
16 20 (0.48%) PMP
17 19 (0.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 15 (0.36%) DV Cleared
19 10 (0.24%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1066 (25.71%) QA
2 37 (0.89%) FATCA
3 16 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (0.39%) ISO 9001
4 13 (0.31%) Solvency II
4 13 (0.31%) EMIR
4 13 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
5 10 (0.24%) Basel II
6 9 (0.22%) MiFID
7 8 (0.19%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.17%) SLA
8 7 (0.17%) ISO 14001
9 5 (0.12%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.12%) Basel III
10 4 (0.096%) GAAP
11 3 (0.072%) WAI
11 3 (0.072%) HL7
11 3 (0.072%) DICOM
11 3 (0.072%) P3O
12 2 (0.048%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 81 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (0.60%) Active Directory
3 23 (0.55%) vSphere
4 18 (0.43%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.19%) XenApp
5 8 (0.19%) XenDesktop
5 8 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
6 7 (0.17%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.072%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 2 (0.048%) Cygwin
8 2 (0.048%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.048%) Firmware
9 1 (0.024%) NDS
9 1 (0.024%) Snort
Systems Management
1 382 (9.21%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (0.36%) TrustSec
3 5 (0.12%) Tivoli
3 5 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (0.096%) SCCM
4 4 (0.096%) Nessus
5 3 (0.072%) CA Single Sign-On
5 3 (0.072%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.048%) Cacti
6 2 (0.048%) HP SiteScope
6 2 (0.048%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.024%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.024%) nmon
7 1 (0.024%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 447 (10.78%) Microsoft
2 344 (8.30%) HP
3 222 (5.35%) Oracle
4 116 (2.80%) IBM
5 105 (2.53%) SAP
6 88 (2.12%) VMware
7 40 (0.96%) Business Objects
8 35 (0.84%) Cisco
9 34 (0.82%) Red Hat
10 24 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
11 22 (0.53%) Capita
11 22 (0.53%) Citrix
12 20 (0.48%) Sourcefire
13 17 (0.41%) Cognos
14 15 (0.36%) Lancope
15 12 (0.29%) NetApp
16 10 (0.24%) Pega
17 9 (0.22%) Bloomberg
17 9 (0.22%) Sitecore
17 9 (0.22%) F5
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Zonal Retail Data Systems Ltd
Salary: From £33,000 to £38,000 per annum plus standard company benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum Bonus
Posted: 15 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 Per Annum + 10% OT Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Somerset
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Lincolnshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 32.5k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £33k - 40k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Darlington, County Durham
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £58000 - £63000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £30,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Midlands
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + banking bonus + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 33-38k
Posted: 3 days ago