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

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 187 154 146
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -8
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 1865 2230 2143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.70% 1.89% 1.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.24% 6.99% 7.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1580 1769 1726
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,633 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%

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
29880 31924 29713
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.22% 27.12% 27.28%
Number of salaries quoted 23802 25041 23912
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -39 1704 £42,500 +6.25% 209
London -79 484 £52,500 +5.52% 72
South East -16 384 £40,000 +3.89% 33
Yorkshire +36 226 £40,000 +14.28% 14
West Yorkshire +39 170 £40,000 +14.28% 10
North West -4 144 £37,500 +10.29% 24
East of England -1 138 £43,000 +17.80% 15
Surrey +19 134 £40,000 +6.66% 5
West Midlands -18 116 £30,000 -22.07% 13
City of London -32 109 £52,500 +7.69% 22
East Midlands -9 103 £38,000 +16.92% 13
Leeds -1 91 £40,000 +14.28% 7
South West -50 89 £40,000 +6.66% 21
Manchester -4 83 £37,500 +10.29% 13
Hampshire +10 77 £41,500 +3.75% 6
Hertfordshire +28 67 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Berkshire -56 67 £45,000 +13.92% 7
Scotland +10 66 £40,000 +17.64% 10
Wales +2 60 £35,000 +16.66% 10
South Wales +7 59 £35,000 +16.66% 9
Bradford +23 53 £40,000 +6.66%
Birmingham -14 49 £30,000 -40.00% 5
Buckinghamshire -15 49 £37,500 -9.63% 3
Nottinghamshire -6 45 £35,000 +7.69% 4
Nottingham -7 45 £35,000 +7.69% 4
Edinburgh +6 40 £40,000 -3.03% 7
Cardiff -16 40 £33,173 +10.57% 5
Cheshire +1 37 £37,500 +15.38% 6
Bristol -36 36 £62,500 +66.66% 11
Cambridgeshire -6 32 £44,500 +36.92% 4

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 1650 (42.19%) Agile Software Development
2 1522 (38.92%) ISTQB
3 1316 (33.65%) Finance
4 1074 (27.46%) QA
5 928 (23.73%) Software Testing
6 893 (22.83%) SQL
7 763 (19.51%) Business Analysis
8 725 (18.54%) User Acceptance Testing
8 725 (18.54%) Test Scripting
9 716 (18.31%) Degree
10 611 (15.62%) SDLC
11 589 (15.06%) Selenium
12 588 (15.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 523 (13.37%) Scrum
14 520 (13.30%) Automated Testing
15 514 (13.14%) PRINCE2
16 498 (12.73%) Microsoft
17 490 (12.53%) Manual Testing
18 489 (12.50%) Project Management
19 485 (12.40%) Waterfall
20 483 (12.35%) Java
21 470 (12.02%) Stakeholder Management
22 427 (10.92%) Banking
23 426 (10.89%) Test Automation
24 408 (10.43%) Regression Testing
24 408 (10.43%) C#
24 408 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
25 389 (9.95%) Test Management
26 383 (9.79%) Test Strategy
27 351 (8.97%) .NET

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 52 (1.33%) SharePoint
2 23 (0.59%) Confluence
3 18 (0.46%) SAS
4 14 (0.36%) WebLogic
5 12 (0.31%) CMS
6 11 (0.28%) IIS
6 11 (0.28%) Documentum
7 8 (0.20%) Node.js
8 7 (0.18%) WebSphere
8 7 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
9 5 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.10%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (0.10%) Apache
10 4 (0.10%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.10%) JBoss
10 4 (0.10%) MS Exchange
10 4 (0.10%) Drupal
11 3 (0.077%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.051%) MQSeries
12 2 (0.051%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 313 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 166 (4.24%) MS Office
3 135 (3.45%) MS Visio
4 40 (1.02%) MS Project
5 30 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (0.23%) Open Workbench
7 5 (0.13%) Mingle
8 1 (0.026%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 37 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
5 5 (0.13%) Temenos T24
5 5 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
5 5 (0.13%) CSG Singleview
5 5 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.13%) BASE24
6 4 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (0.10%) SimCorp Dimension
6 4 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.10%) Retail-J
6 4 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 4 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
6 4 (0.10%) thinkFolio
7 3 (0.077%) CA PPM
7 3 (0.077%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 23 (0.59%) SaaS
2 20 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.13%) Trello
5 4 (0.10%) Veeva
6 3 (0.077%) PaaS
7 2 (0.051%) Office 365
8 1 (0.026%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 65 (1.66%) Internet
2 39 (1.00%) WAN
3 21 (0.54%) LAN
3 21 (0.54%) Intranet
4 18 (0.46%) Wireless
4 18 (0.46%) MPLS
5 17 (0.43%) Network Security
5 17 (0.43%) IP Telephony
6 16 (0.41%) VoIP
6 16 (0.41%) DNS
7 15 (0.38%) TCP/IP
7 15 (0.38%) VPN
8 14 (0.36%) HTTP
8 14 (0.36%) Unified Communications
9 12 (0.31%) CTI
10 11 (0.28%) NAS
11 10 (0.26%) HTTPS
12 9 (0.23%) Firewall
13 5 (0.13%) SAN
14 4 (0.10%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 331 (8.46%) SQL Server
2 89 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
3 83 (2.12%) Relational Database
4 35 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 35 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
5 34 (0.87%) Big Data
6 28 (0.72%) Oracle Database
7 26 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 24 (0.61%) MySQL
9 23 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
10 22 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
11 18 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
12 16 (0.41%) MongoDB
12 16 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
13 14 (0.36%) NoSQL
13 14 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 11 (0.28%) Data Mining
15 10 (0.26%) Riak
16 8 (0.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 8 (0.20%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 589 (15.06%) Selenium
2 289 (7.39%) JIRA
3 272 (6.95%) HP UFT
4 237 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
5 212 (5.42%) WebDriver
6 155 (3.96%) Cucumber
7 117 (2.99%) LoadRunner
8 99 (2.53%) SoapUI
9 96 (2.45%) Visual Studio
10 73 (1.87%) SpecFlow
11 71 (1.82%) Jenkins
12 55 (1.41%) FitNesse
13 54 (1.38%) JMeter
14 51 (1.30%) JUnit
15 46 (1.18%) Bugzilla
16 43 (1.10%) TestNG
17 39 (1.00%) MSTest
18 37 (0.95%) Git (software)
19 34 (0.87%) Hudson
20 30 (0.77%) TestDirector
General
1 1316 (33.65%) Finance
2 427 (10.92%) Banking
3 308 (7.88%) Retail
4 191 (4.88%) Telecoms
5 135 (3.45%) Law
6 103 (2.63%) Legal
7 86 (2.20%) Manufacturing
8 80 (2.05%) Advertising
9 70 (1.79%) Marketing
10 50 (1.28%) Games
11 49 (1.25%) Back Office
12 38 (0.97%) Retail Banking
13 34 (0.87%) Billing
14 31 (0.79%) Automotive
15 30 (0.77%) Investment Banking
16 29 (0.74%) Financial Institution
17 20 (0.51%) Front Office
17 20 (0.51%) Aerospace
18 15 (0.38%) Electronics
19 14 (0.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2071 (52.95%) Analyst
2 1022 (26.13%) Test Analyst
3 893 (22.83%) Business Analyst
4 564 (14.42%) Tester
5 366 (9.36%) Test Manager
6 327 (8.36%) Senior Analyst
7 240 (6.14%) Test Leader
8 218 (5.57%) Software Tester
9 203 (5.19%) QA Analyst
10 194 (4.96%) Test Engineer
11 154 (3.94%) Senior Business Analyst
12 153 (3.91%) Consultant
13 148 (3.78%) Senior Test Analyst
14 135 (3.45%) QA Tester
15 121 (3.09%) QA Engineer
16 117 (2.99%) Lead Test Analyst
17 116 (2.97%) Project Manager
18 89 (2.28%) Agile Business Analyst
19 80 (2.05%) Systems Analyst
19 80 (2.05%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 351 (8.97%) .NET
2 193 (4.93%) XML
3 179 (4.58%) HTML
4 112 (2.86%) Web Services
5 88 (2.25%) ASP.NET
5 88 (2.25%) CSS
6 72 (1.84%) SOAP
7 46 (1.18%) Gherkin
8 31 (0.79%) .NET Framework
9 26 (0.66%) Apache Flex
10 19 (0.49%) HTML5
10 19 (0.49%) Middleware
11 17 (0.43%) ASP.NET MVC
11 17 (0.43%) J2EE
12 16 (0.41%) REST
13 15 (0.38%) FIX Protocol
14 14 (0.36%) CGI
15 13 (0.33%) RESTful
16 11 (0.28%) Ajax
17 10 (0.26%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 408 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
2 160 (4.09%) Computer Science
3 91 (2.33%) Management Information System
4 82 (2.10%) Client/Server
5 75 (1.92%) Mobile App
6 65 (1.66%) Life Science
7 61 (1.56%) FMCG
8 45 (1.15%) Mathematics
9 43 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 42 (1.07%) Replication
10 42 (1.07%) AS400
11 41 (1.05%) User Experience
12 36 (0.92%) SWIFT
13 35 (0.89%) iSeries
13 35 (0.89%) PMI
14 31 (0.79%) Statistics
15 30 (0.77%) Data Integration
16 28 (0.72%) Data Centre
17 26 (0.66%) Equities
18 25 (0.64%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 327 (8.36%) Windows
2 181 (4.63%) UNIX
3 124 (3.17%) Linux
4 82 (2.10%) Android
5 71 (1.82%) Apple iOS
6 40 (1.02%) Windows XP
6 40 (1.02%) Windows 7
7 35 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
8 32 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 30 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 29 (0.74%) Windows Vista
10 29 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
11 25 (0.64%) Windows 8
12 24 (0.61%) Solaris
13 12 (0.31%) Mac OS X
14 8 (0.20%) Windows Phone
14 8 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
15 6 (0.15%) AIX
16 1 (0.026%) CentOS
16 1 (0.026%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1650 (42.19%) Agile Software Development
2 928 (23.73%) Software Testing
3 763 (19.51%) Business Analysis
4 725 (18.54%) User Acceptance Testing
4 725 (18.54%) Test Scripting
5 611 (15.62%) SDLC
6 523 (13.37%) Scrum
7 520 (13.30%) Automated Testing
8 514 (13.14%) PRINCE2
9 490 (12.53%) Manual Testing
10 489 (12.50%) Project Management
11 485 (12.40%) Waterfall
12 470 (12.02%) Stakeholder Management
13 426 (10.89%) Test Automation
14 408 (10.43%) Regression Testing
15 389 (9.95%) Test Management
16 383 (9.79%) Test Strategy
17 314 (8.03%) ITIL
18 312 (7.98%) Automation Testing
19 292 (7.47%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 893 (22.83%) SQL
2 483 (12.35%) Java
3 408 (10.43%) C#
4 181 (4.63%) JavaScript
5 104 (2.66%) C
6 99 (2.53%) C++
7 77 (1.97%) Python
8 76 (1.94%) Ruby
9 53 (1.36%) T-SQL
10 49 (1.25%) VB
11 39 (1.00%) PHP
12 38 (0.97%) VB.NET
13 35 (0.89%) VBScript
14 34 (0.87%) Perl
15 33 (0.84%) PL/SQL
16 18 (0.46%) Groovy
17 17 (0.43%) VBA
18 13 (0.33%) PowerShell
19 12 (0.31%) Scala
20 10 (0.26%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1522 (38.92%) ISTQB
2 716 (18.31%) Degree
3 588 (15.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 169 (4.32%) ISEB Practitioner
5 115 (2.94%) Security Cleared
6 82 (2.10%) SC Cleared
7 65 (1.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 50 (1.28%) PMI Certification
9 45 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
10 43 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 35 (0.89%) CBAP
12 32 (0.82%) MCP
12 32 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
13 30 (0.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 27 (0.69%) HND
15 26 (0.66%) IIBA
16 21 (0.54%) APMP
17 16 (0.41%) PMP
18 12 (0.31%) DV Cleared
18 12 (0.31%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1074 (27.46%) QA
2 43 (1.10%) FATCA
3 18 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (0.38%) ISO 9001
5 12 (0.31%) MiFID
6 10 (0.26%) PCI DSS
7 9 (0.23%) EMIR
7 9 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
8 7 (0.18%) Solvency II
9 6 (0.15%) Data Quality
10 5 (0.13%) P3O
11 4 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.10%) Basel II
11 4 (0.10%) COBIT
11 4 (0.10%) WAI
12 3 (0.077%) ISO 14001
13 2 (0.051%) ISO 9000
13 2 (0.051%) Basel III
14 1 (0.026%) DICOM
14 1 (0.026%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 90 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (0.66%) Active Directory
3 22 (0.56%) Hyper-V
4 19 (0.49%) vSphere
5 16 (0.41%) XenApp
5 16 (0.41%) XenDesktop
6 15 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
7 11 (0.28%) VMware ESX
8 5 (0.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 3 (0.077%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 2 (0.051%) Firmware
11 1 (0.026%) NDS
Systems Management
1 309 (7.90%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (0.41%) TrustSec
3 4 (0.10%) Tivoli
3 4 (0.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (0.10%) SCCM
4 3 (0.077%) CA Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.051%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (0.051%) Cacti
5 2 (0.051%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.026%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.026%) nmon
6 1 (0.026%) Puppet
6 1 (0.026%) Netcool
6 1 (0.026%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 498 (12.73%) Microsoft
2 281 (7.18%) HP
3 242 (6.19%) Oracle
4 124 (3.17%) SAP
5 97 (2.48%) IBM
6 94 (2.40%) VMware
7 50 (1.28%) Cisco
8 46 (1.18%) Red Hat
9 34 (0.87%) Citrix
10 22 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
11 21 (0.54%) NetApp
12 16 (0.41%) Capita
12 16 (0.41%) Sourcefire
12 16 (0.41%) Lancope
13 15 (0.38%) Cognos
14 14 (0.36%) Tableau
14 14 (0.36%) Atlassian
15 13 (0.33%) F5
16 12 (0.31%) 3PAR
16 12 (0.31%) Pega
Herne Bay, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £26000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + great bonus and bens
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 1 hour ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 to £45,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £32000.00 - £48000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Connect
Salary: £dependant on experience + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: Up to £44,000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Thame, Oxfordshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £42500 per annum + Top benefits and prospects
Posted: 6 hours ago
Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £52000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Halifax, Yorkshire
4it Recruitment
Posted: 16 hours ago
Darlington, County Durham
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 21 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £24000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Merseyside
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Nationwide
Salary: £49838 - £63682 per annum + status car
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £24000.00 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday