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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 139 147 144
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -3
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 2336 2078 2297
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.01% 1.93% 1.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.45% 7.12% 6.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1842 1617 1981
Average salary £39,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,700 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £36,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+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
31349 29198 33515
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.01% 27.11% 28.62%
Number of salaries quoted 24289 23722 28353
Average salary £44,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 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 September 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 2142 £40,000 - 218
London -11 750 £49,750 +4.73% 61
South East +42 534 £40,000 +9.58% 58
East of England +10 176 £37,500 +4.16% 7
City of London +2 167 £50,000 +1.01% 18
Yorkshire -41 167 £35,000 -9.09% 18
North West +13 157 £34,700 +6.76% 25
South West +3 157 £37,500 - 15
Berkshire +64 143 £40,000 -3.03% 18
Surrey +30 129 £40,000 -4.76% 12
West Midlands -3 123 £37,500 +7.14% 15
West Yorkshire -51 114 £35,000 -9.09% 12
East Midlands -2 109 £32,500 +3.17% 10
Scotland +18 104 £40,000 +14.28% 7
Leeds -45 90 £35,000 -6.66% 10
Reading +37 89 £37,500 -25.00% 10
Manchester +10 87 £35,000 +12.90% 18
Hampshire +9 79 £40,000 -5.88% 7
Buckinghamshire +25 70 £42,500 +30.76% 11
Wales +16 57 £31,000 +3.33% 16
Cheshire +4 56 £31,250 -10.71% 4
Cambridgeshire +15 55 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Birmingham +11 54 £46,500 +40.90% 6
South Wales +22 53 £31,000 +2.47% 14
Milton Keynes +19 51 £41,500 +48.21% 5
Cambridge +20 49 £32,500 -7.80% 2
Bristol +5 47 £34,500 +15.00% 5
Edinburgh -4 43 £40,000 +26.98% 5
Nottinghamshire -22 42 £32,500 - 5
Cardiff +18 41 £32,000 -1.53% 9

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 1568 (34.56%) Finance
2 1445 (31.85%) ISTQB
3 1351 (29.78%) QA
4 1300 (28.65%) Software Testing
5 1059 (23.34%) SQL
6 951 (20.96%) Degree
7 923 (20.34%) Business Analysis
8 909 (20.04%) Agile Software Development
9 891 (19.64%) Test Scripting
10 889 (19.59%) User Acceptance Testing
11 845 (18.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 754 (16.62%) Selenium
13 658 (14.50%) Scrum
14 655 (14.44%) PRINCE2
15 641 (14.13%) Project Management
16 617 (13.60%) Automated Testing
17 602 (13.27%) Microsoft
18 598 (13.18%) HP Quality Center
19 540 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
20 536 (11.81%) Test Automation
21 483 (10.65%) Retail
22 478 (10.54%) HP
23 476 (10.49%) QuickTest Pro
24 463 (10.20%) Test Management
25 461 (10.16%) Manual Testing
26 455 (10.03%) Regression Testing
27 417 (9.19%) Waterfall
28 415 (9.15%) Java
29 406 (8.95%) Windows
30 405 (8.93%) Banking

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 98 (2.16%) SharePoint
2 41 (0.90%) IIS
3 23 (0.51%) CMS
3 23 (0.51%) WebSphere
4 17 (0.37%) MS Project Server
5 16 (0.35%) Confluence
6 15 (0.33%) Apache
7 14 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
7 14 (0.31%) WorkSite
8 12 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
8 12 (0.26%) Tomcat
9 11 (0.24%) WebLogic
9 11 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
9 11 (0.24%) OpenStack
10 10 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 9 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
11 9 (0.20%) MS Exchange
12 8 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
13 7 (0.15%) Drupal
14 5 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 365 (8.04%) MS Excel
2 269 (5.93%) MS Office
3 145 (3.20%) MS Visio
4 118 (2.60%) MS Project
5 57 (1.26%) MS PowerPoint
6 17 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.088%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.044%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.044%) GIMP
9 1 (0.022%) FastStats
9 1 (0.022%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 49 (1.08%) JDE OneWorld
2 25 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.22%) Markit EDM
4 10 (0.22%) Magento
5 9 (0.20%) MFGPRO
6 7 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (0.13%) Sentinel
7 6 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
8 5 (0.11%) SAP FI
9 4 (0.088%) Maximo
9 4 (0.088%) SAP HR
9 4 (0.088%) SAP SD
9 4 (0.088%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.088%) SimCorp Dimension
10 3 (0.066%) Academy Housing
10 3 (0.066%) arcHouse
10 3 (0.066%) Exchequer
10 3 (0.066%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 3 (0.066%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 50 (1.10%) SaaS
2 7 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.066%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.022%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (1.45%) Internet
2 40 (0.88%) HTTP
3 32 (0.71%) TCP/IP
4 28 (0.62%) LAN
5 26 (0.57%) WAN
6 25 (0.55%) Intranet
7 21 (0.46%) 4G
8 18 (0.40%) MPLS
9 17 (0.37%) LTE
10 16 (0.35%) Wireshark
10 16 (0.35%) Firewall
10 16 (0.35%) DNS
11 14 (0.31%) LDAP
12 13 (0.29%) SMS
12 13 (0.29%) SS7
12 13 (0.29%) ISUP
12 13 (0.29%) INAP
13 11 (0.24%) Wireless
13 11 (0.24%) Network Security
14 8 (0.18%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 364 (8.02%) SQL Server
2 123 (2.71%) Relational Database
3 90 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
4 83 (1.83%) MySQL
5 40 (0.88%) Oracle Database
6 37 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
7 27 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
8 21 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 21 (0.46%) DB2
9 20 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
10 19 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 16 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 15 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
12 15 (0.33%) Big Data
13 11 (0.24%) Oracle Database 11g
13 11 (0.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 10 (0.22%) Data Mining
14 10 (0.22%) RDBMS
14 10 (0.22%) BusinessObjects
15 9 (0.20%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 754 (16.62%) Selenium
2 476 (10.49%) QuickTest Pro
3 244 (5.38%) JIRA
4 241 (5.31%) Team Foundation Server
5 175 (3.86%) LoadRunner
6 172 (3.79%) WebDriver
7 127 (2.80%) Cucumber
8 109 (2.40%) Visual Studio
9 90 (1.98%) TestDirector
9 90 (1.98%) SoapUI
10 77 (1.70%) NUnit
11 71 (1.56%) FitNesse
12 69 (1.52%) TestComplete
13 67 (1.48%) JUnit
14 65 (1.43%) JMeter
15 57 (1.26%) Bugzilla
16 54 (1.19%) Jenkins
17 42 (0.93%) Subversion
18 37 (0.82%) SilkPerformer
18 37 (0.82%) SpecFlow
General
1 1568 (34.56%) Finance
2 483 (10.65%) Retail
3 405 (8.93%) Banking
4 342 (7.54%) Telecoms
5 113 (2.49%) Legal
6 102 (2.25%) Law
7 79 (1.74%) Advertising
8 76 (1.68%) Back Office
9 65 (1.43%) Marketing
10 61 (1.34%) Investment Banking
11 50 (1.10%) Games
12 48 (1.06%) Billing
13 42 (0.93%) Financial Institution
14 41 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
15 38 (0.84%) Publishing
16 37 (0.82%) Manufacturing
17 34 (0.75%) Front Office
18 33 (0.73%) Retail Banking
19 25 (0.55%) Corporate Banking
20 23 (0.51%) Military
Job Titles
1 2390 (52.68%) Analyst
2 1145 (25.24%) Test Analyst
3 1060 (23.36%) Business Analyst
4 703 (15.49%) Tester
5 412 (9.08%) Senior Analyst
6 391 (8.62%) Test Manager
7 317 (6.99%) Test Engineer
8 268 (5.91%) Consultant
9 258 (5.69%) Software Tester
10 213 (4.69%) Test Consultant
11 199 (4.39%) Senior Business Analyst
12 183 (4.03%) QA Analyst
13 168 (3.70%) Senior Test Analyst
14 161 (3.55%) Test Leader
15 148 (3.26%) QA Engineer
16 132 (2.91%) QA Tester
17 116 (2.56%) Project Manager
18 109 (2.40%) Systems Analyst
19 107 (2.36%) Junior
20 104 (2.29%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 372 (8.20%) .NET
2 301 (6.63%) XML
3 226 (4.98%) Web Services
4 181 (3.99%) HTML
5 134 (2.95%) SOAP
6 71 (1.56%) CSS
7 66 (1.45%) ASP.NET
8 60 (1.32%) XSD
9 53 (1.17%) .NET Framework
10 49 (1.08%) J2EE
11 37 (0.82%) WSDL
12 29 (0.64%) RESTful
13 26 (0.57%) WCF
14 22 (0.48%) REST
15 21 (0.46%) Middleware
15 21 (0.46%) XML Messaging
16 19 (0.42%) LINQ
16 19 (0.42%) Apache Flex
17 17 (0.37%) LAMP
18 16 (0.35%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 287 (6.33%) Computer Science
2 139 (3.06%) Management Information System
3 93 (2.05%) Mobile App
4 77 (1.70%) Open Source
5 71 (1.56%) Mathematics
6 58 (1.28%) FMCG
7 54 (1.19%) Life Science
7 54 (1.19%) PMI
7 54 (1.19%) Client/Server
8 44 (0.97%) Derivative
9 40 (0.88%) Equities
10 37 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
11 32 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 30 (0.66%) EPoS
12 30 (0.66%) Chemistry
13 28 (0.62%) Fixed Income
14 25 (0.55%) Statistics
15 24 (0.53%) Data Protection Act
15 24 (0.53%) Visualisation
15 24 (0.53%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 406 (8.95%) Windows
2 260 (5.73%) UNIX
3 165 (3.64%) Linux
4 83 (1.83%) Apple iOS
5 67 (1.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 66 (1.45%) Android
7 64 (1.41%) Windows 7
8 55 (1.21%) Windows XP
9 52 (1.15%) Solaris
10 41 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
11 19 (0.42%) Windows 8
12 15 (0.33%) Mac OS X
13 14 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 14 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
14 13 (0.29%) Windows Vista
15 12 (0.26%) HPUX
16 11 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
17 10 (0.22%) Ubuntu
18 6 (0.13%) CentOS
18 6 (0.13%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1300 (28.65%) Software Testing
2 923 (20.34%) Business Analysis
3 909 (20.04%) Agile Software Development
4 891 (19.64%) Test Scripting
5 889 (19.59%) User Acceptance Testing
6 658 (14.50%) Scrum
7 655 (14.44%) PRINCE2
8 641 (14.13%) Project Management
9 617 (13.60%) Automated Testing
10 540 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
11 536 (11.81%) Test Automation
12 463 (10.20%) Test Management
13 461 (10.16%) Manual Testing
14 455 (10.03%) Regression Testing
15 417 (9.19%) Waterfall
16 401 (8.84%) Test Strategy
17 392 (8.64%) UML
18 364 (8.02%) Automation Testing
19 334 (7.36%) ITIL
20 314 (6.92%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 1059 (23.34%) SQL
2 415 (9.15%) Java
3 399 (8.79%) C#
4 186 (4.10%) JavaScript
5 123 (2.71%) VBScript
6 117 (2.58%) VB
7 113 (2.49%) Python
8 103 (2.27%) C++
9 82 (1.81%) Perl
10 57 (1.26%) Shell Script
11 56 (1.23%) C
12 53 (1.17%) VBA
13 51 (1.12%) Ruby
14 50 (1.10%) PHP
15 43 (0.95%) PL/SQL
16 40 (0.88%) T-SQL
17 30 (0.66%) VB.NET
18 17 (0.37%) PowerHouse
19 14 (0.31%) Tcl
20 8 (0.18%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1445 (31.85%) ISTQB
2 951 (20.96%) Degree
3 845 (18.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 232 (5.11%) Security Cleared
5 159 (3.50%) ISEB Practitioner
6 154 (3.39%) SC Cleared
7 107 (2.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 89 (1.96%) CBAP
9 72 (1.59%) DV Cleared
10 71 (1.56%) IIBA
11 67 (1.48%) PMI Certification
12 54 (1.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 50 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 34 (0.75%) HND
15 30 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
16 28 (0.62%) CISSP
16 28 (0.62%) APMP
17 25 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
17 25 (0.55%) PhD
18 22 (0.48%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1351 (29.78%) QA
2 65 (1.43%) ISO 9001
3 54 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 46 (1.01%) SLA
5 18 (0.40%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.13%) GAMP
7 5 (0.11%) COBIT
7 5 (0.11%) ISO 9000
8 4 (0.088%) EMIR
8 4 (0.088%) Dodd-Frank
9 3 (0.066%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.066%) HL7
10 2 (0.044%) FATCA
10 2 (0.044%) GLP
11 1 (0.022%) MiFID
11 1 (0.022%) GAAP
11 1 (0.022%) TickIT
11 1 (0.022%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.022%) BS25999
11 1 (0.022%) Solvency II
System Software
1 46 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (0.60%) Active Directory
3 14 (0.31%) NFS
4 13 (0.29%) VMware ESX
5 11 (0.24%) VirtualBox
6 10 (0.22%) XenApp
7 7 (0.15%) vSphere
8 6 (0.13%) XenDesktop
8 6 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.044%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.044%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.044%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.022%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.022%) UAG
10 1 (0.022%) Cygwin
10 1 (0.022%) vCloud
10 1 (0.022%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 598 (13.18%) HP Quality Center
2 23 (0.51%) SCCM
3 10 (0.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 9 (0.20%) Netcool
5 6 (0.13%) Control-M
6 5 (0.11%) Nessus
7 4 (0.088%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.044%) Puppet
8 2 (0.044%) HP SiteScope
8 2 (0.044%) nmon
8 2 (0.044%) Opsview
8 2 (0.044%) OpenView
8 2 (0.044%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.022%) WMI
Vendors
1 602 (13.27%) Microsoft
2 478 (10.54%) HP
3 271 (5.97%) Oracle
4 92 (2.03%) SAP
5 71 (1.56%) VMware
6 61 (1.34%) Citrix
7 48 (1.06%) IBM
8 22 (0.48%) Cisco
9 20 (0.44%) TIBCO
10 19 (0.42%) JD Edwards
10 19 (0.42%) Business Objects
10 19 (0.42%) Capita
11 16 (0.35%) Fujitsu
12 15 (0.33%) Red Hat
13 14 (0.31%) Interwoven
13 14 (0.31%) Google
13 14 (0.31%) iRise
14 13 (0.29%) Altiris
15 11 (0.24%) Telerik
15 11 (0.24%) QAD
York, North Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent salary DOE + Bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Sogeti
Posted: 2 hours ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
Venturi
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 to 45,000
Posted: 4 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + package
Posted: 5 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Elsevier
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £59000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £59000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £59000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £59000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Sogeti
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
ID Business Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
Scotland
Change Recruitment Group
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 to £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, CAR
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Connectus
Salary: £50000 per annum + excellent benefits inc bonus and pension
Posted: 2 days ago