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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 186 150 160
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +10
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 1811 2196 2068
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.79% 2.06% 1.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.39% 7.45% 7.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1524 1762 1576
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,900 £30,000 £27,050
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-5.19% +10.00%

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
28359 29471 28730
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 28.00% 27.69% 27.30%
Number of salaries quoted 22649 23557 22514
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,823 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 12 February 2016 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 12 February 2016. 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 -37 1668 £40,000 -1.84% 208
London -29 547 £50,000 - 61
South East -79 271 £40,000 - 43
Yorkshire -2 215 £35,000 - 17
North West +35 202 £37,250 +12.87% 31
West Yorkshire +5 154 £35,000 - 9
South West -27 139 £34,250 -19.41% 16
City of London +58 136 £55,000 +4.76% 18
East of England -27 131 £40,000 - 8
Leeds +4 119 £35,000 +2.94% 7
West Midlands -34 100 £35,000 - 18
Manchester +14 93 £34,250 -3.52% 17
Cheshire +45 81 £40,000 +23.07% 4
Surrey -40 73 £37,500 -6.25% 7
Wales +34 59 £32,000 -1.53% 6
Bristol -21 57 £32,500 -23.52% 11
South Wales +29 52 £32,000 -1.53% 6
Scotland -38 48 £36,500 -3.31% 2
Buckinghamshire +16 46 £37,500 +7.14% 8
Birmingham -22 46 £38,750 +10.71% 7
Warrington +29 43 £42,500 +19.29% 3
East Midlands -27 43 £37,500 - 11
Berkshire -115 42 £53,750 +19.44% 9
Gloucestershire +23 39 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Kent +27 34 £34,750 -18.23% 1
Essex -23 34 £53,000 +8.16% 1
Hampshire -4 30 £35,000 - 5
Cambridgeshire -13 30 £30,000 -18.36% 3
Cardiff +4 29 £31,500 -3.07% 5
Hertfordshire -5 29 £40,000 -5.88% 2

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1806 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
2 1619 (43.16%) ISTQB
3 1300 (34.66%) Finance
4 1091 (29.09%) QA
5 925 (24.66%) Software Testing
6 894 (23.83%) Test Scripting
7 858 (22.87%) SQL
8 778 (20.74%) User Acceptance Testing
8 778 (20.74%) Degree
9 772 (20.58%) Business Analysis
10 762 (20.31%) SDLC
11 740 (19.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 660 (17.60%) Selenium
13 615 (16.40%) Analytical Skills
14 536 (14.29%) Automated Testing
15 534 (14.24%) Waterfall
16 527 (14.05%) Scrum
17 497 (13.25%) Test Automation
18 479 (12.77%) Manual Testing
19 475 (12.66%) Microsoft
20 469 (12.50%) Functional Testing
21 458 (12.21%) Test Management
22 436 (11.62%) HP Quality Center
23 422 (11.25%) Java
24 415 (11.06%) JIRA
25 413 (11.01%) Stakeholder Management
26 394 (10.50%) Test Strategy
27 392 (10.45%) Project Management
28 389 (10.37%) PRINCE2
29 386 (10.29%) Regression Testing

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 51 (1.36%) SharePoint
2 42 (1.12%) IIS
3 34 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
4 22 (0.59%) MQSeries
5 19 (0.51%) SAS
6 18 (0.48%) CMS
7 17 (0.45%) Confluence
8 8 (0.21%) Documentum
8 8 (0.21%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 6 (0.16%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.13%) Apache
11 4 (0.11%) Tuxedo
12 2 (0.053%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.053%) ColdFusion
12 2 (0.053%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.053%) JBoss
12 2 (0.053%) Node.js
13 1 (0.027%) Liferay
13 1 (0.027%) Moodle
Applications
1 321 (8.56%) MS Excel
2 186 (4.96%) MS Office
3 144 (3.84%) MS Visio
4 64 (1.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 60 (1.60%) MS Project
6 4 (0.11%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.027%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 31 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.45%) Temenos T24
3 11 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
4 10 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
5 8 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 7 (0.19%) Markit EDM
6 7 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (0.16%) BASE24
8 4 (0.11%) Northgate Housing
9 3 (0.080%) Oracle Cash Management
9 3 (0.080%) Retail-J
10 2 (0.053%) Academy Housing
10 2 (0.053%) arcHouse
10 2 (0.053%) AWD
10 2 (0.053%) Dynamics AX
10 2 (0.053%) MIS ActiveH
10 2 (0.053%) OPENHousing
10 2 (0.053%) SAP SCM
10 2 (0.053%) Summit
10 2 (0.053%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 48 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (0.53%) SaaS
3 10 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (0.24%) PaaS
5 5 (0.13%) GitHub
6 4 (0.11%) Sage Pay
7 3 (0.080%) Google Drive
8 2 (0.053%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.053%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.053%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.053%) IaaS
8 2 (0.053%) Trello
9 1 (0.027%) Office 365
9 1 (0.027%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 59 (1.57%) Internet
2 30 (0.80%) HTTP
3 18 (0.48%) Intranet
4 16 (0.43%) VoIP
5 15 (0.40%) TCP/IP
6 13 (0.35%) HTTPS
6 13 (0.35%) SMS
7 12 (0.32%) LAN
8 11 (0.29%) Firewall
8 11 (0.29%) WAN
9 9 (0.24%) Broadband
10 6 (0.16%) CTI
10 6 (0.16%) Intrusion Detection
10 6 (0.16%) Network Security
11 5 (0.13%) 2G
11 5 (0.13%) 4G
11 5 (0.13%) RANAP
11 5 (0.13%) SAN
11 5 (0.13%) SCTP
11 5 (0.13%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 351 (9.36%) SQL Server
2 150 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
3 89 (2.37%) Relational Database
4 64 (1.71%) BusinessObjects
5 56 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 50 (1.33%) Oracle Database
7 42 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 38 (1.01%) Data Mining
9 36 (0.96%) Big Data
10 29 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
11 28 (0.75%) MySQL
12 26 (0.69%) DB2
13 21 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
14 17 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
15 16 (0.43%) DbVisualizer
16 14 (0.37%) DataStage
16 14 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
17 10 (0.27%) Oracle BI EE
17 10 (0.27%) QlikView
17 10 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 660 (17.60%) Selenium
2 415 (11.06%) JIRA
3 275 (7.33%) HP UFT
4 250 (6.66%) Team Foundation Server
5 233 (6.21%) Cucumber
6 162 (4.32%) WebDriver
7 135 (3.60%) Visual Studio
8 125 (3.33%) SoapUI
9 124 (3.31%) JMeter
10 122 (3.25%) LoadRunner
11 87 (2.32%) Jenkins
12 79 (2.11%) Git (software)
13 66 (1.76%) Bugzilla
14 46 (1.23%) SpecFlow
15 40 (1.07%) MSTest
16 38 (1.01%) TestDirector
17 37 (0.99%) JUnit
18 36 (0.96%) FitNesse
18 36 (0.96%) WATIR
19 31 (0.83%) Toad
General
1 1300 (34.66%) Finance
2 366 (9.76%) Banking
3 290 (7.73%) Retail
4 177 (4.72%) Telecoms
5 133 (3.55%) Legal
6 123 (3.28%) Law
7 99 (2.64%) Advertising
8 63 (1.68%) Marketing
9 62 (1.65%) Games
10 58 (1.55%) Manufacturing
11 38 (1.01%) Investment Banking
11 38 (1.01%) Retail Banking
12 22 (0.59%) Automotive
13 21 (0.56%) Financial Institution
14 18 (0.48%) Back Office
15 17 (0.45%) Publishing
16 14 (0.37%) Front Office
17 13 (0.35%) Spanish Language
18 12 (0.32%) Electronics
19 10 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2192 (58.44%) Analyst
2 1168 (31.14%) Test Analyst
3 849 (22.63%) Business Analyst
4 627 (16.72%) Tester
5 311 (8.29%) Senior Analyst
6 266 (7.09%) Test Engineer
7 229 (6.11%) Test Manager
8 219 (5.84%) Test Leader
9 215 (5.73%) QA Analyst
10 207 (5.52%) Software Tester
11 183 (4.88%) Software Analyst
12 172 (4.59%) Automation Analyst
13 171 (4.56%) Senior Test Analyst
14 165 (4.40%) QA Tester
15 164 (4.37%) Automation Test Analyst
16 155 (4.13%) Automation Tester
17 141 (3.76%) QA Test Analyst
18 134 (3.57%) QA Engineer
19 124 (3.31%) Senior Business Analyst
20 122 (3.25%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 367 (9.78%) .NET
2 278 (7.41%) XML
3 186 (4.96%) Web Services
4 155 (4.13%) HTML
5 115 (3.07%) SOAP
6 70 (1.87%) CSS
7 65 (1.73%) Gherkin
8 59 (1.57%) JSON
9 43 (1.15%) ASP.NET
9 43 (1.15%) Middleware
9 43 (1.15%) REST
10 38 (1.01%) .NET Framework
11 36 (0.96%) J2EE
12 33 (0.88%) RESTful
13 22 (0.59%) LAMP
14 18 (0.48%) Behat
15 16 (0.43%) ASP.NET MVC
15 16 (0.43%) XML Messaging
16 14 (0.37%) HTML5
17 13 (0.35%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 615 (16.40%) Analytical Skills
2 237 (6.32%) Computer Science
3 130 (3.47%) Management Information System
4 103 (2.75%) Mobile App
5 73 (1.95%) Mathematics
6 67 (1.79%) Client/Server
6 67 (1.79%) PMI
7 61 (1.63%) User Experience
8 43 (1.15%) Driving Licence
8 43 (1.15%) Life Science
9 42 (1.12%) Data Centre
10 35 (0.93%) AS400
11 33 (0.88%) N-Tier
12 31 (0.83%) Statistics
13 29 (0.77%) FMCG
14 27 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
15 25 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 23 (0.61%) iSeries
17 22 (0.59%) Visualisation
18 21 (0.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 331 (8.82%) Windows
2 171 (4.56%) Unix
3 141 (3.76%) Linux
4 97 (2.59%) Apple iOS
5 79 (2.11%) Android
6 66 (1.76%) Windows Server
7 30 (0.80%) Windows 7
8 24 (0.64%) Windows 10
9 22 (0.59%) Mac OS X
10 16 (0.43%) Solaris
10 16 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (0.24%) AIX
13 8 (0.21%) Kali Linux
14 6 (0.16%) Windows NT
14 6 (0.16%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (0.11%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.080%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1806 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
2 925 (24.66%) Software Testing
3 894 (23.83%) Test Scripting
4 778 (20.74%) User Acceptance Testing
5 772 (20.58%) Business Analysis
6 762 (20.31%) SDLC
7 536 (14.29%) Automated Testing
8 534 (14.24%) Waterfall
9 527 (14.05%) Scrum
10 497 (13.25%) Test Automation
11 479 (12.77%) Manual Testing
12 469 (12.50%) Functional Testing
13 458 (12.21%) Test Management
14 413 (11.01%) Stakeholder Management
15 394 (10.50%) Test Strategy
16 392 (10.45%) Project Management
17 389 (10.37%) PRINCE2
18 386 (10.29%) Regression Testing
19 357 (9.52%) Performance Testing
20 344 (9.17%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 858 (22.87%) SQL
2 422 (11.25%) Java
3 337 (8.98%) C#
4 141 (3.76%) JavaScript
5 105 (2.80%) Ruby
6 94 (2.51%) C
7 82 (2.19%) Python
8 73 (1.95%) C++
9 47 (1.25%) PHP
10 41 (1.09%) T-SQL
11 38 (1.01%) VB.NET
12 35 (0.93%) VB
13 34 (0.91%) VBScript
14 28 (0.75%) PL/SQL
15 23 (0.61%) Perl
16 20 (0.53%) VBA
17 13 (0.35%) Bash Shell
18 12 (0.32%) Shell Script
19 7 (0.19%) COBOL
20 5 (0.13%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1619 (43.16%) ISTQB
2 778 (20.74%) Degree
3 740 (19.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 120 (3.20%) Security Cleared
5 116 (3.09%) ISEB Practitioner
6 90 (2.40%) PMI Certification
7 65 (1.73%) SC Cleared
8 57 (1.52%) IIBA
9 56 (1.49%) CBAP
10 49 (1.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 35 (0.93%) CISSP
11 35 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 32 (0.85%) DV Cleared
13 26 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 23 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
14 23 (0.61%) PMP
15 18 (0.48%) CISM
16 15 (0.40%) ISACA
17 14 (0.37%) CISA
18 12 (0.32%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1091 (29.09%) QA
2 35 (0.93%) SLA
3 34 (0.91%) Data Quality
4 26 (0.69%) Solvency II
5 24 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 23 (0.61%) Basel II
7 20 (0.53%) ISO 9001
8 13 (0.35%) COBIT
9 7 (0.19%) PCI DSS
10 6 (0.16%) CRD IV
11 5 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 4 (0.11%) SDET
13 3 (0.080%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 3 (0.080%) Dodd-Frank
13 3 (0.080%) P3O
14 2 (0.053%) COREP
14 2 (0.053%) EMIR
14 2 (0.053%) FINREP
14 2 (0.053%) HL7
14 2 (0.053%) WAI
System Software
1 38 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (0.80%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.29%) vSphere
4 6 (0.16%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.13%) XenApp
5 5 (0.13%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.080%) XenServer
7 1 (0.027%) Docker
7 1 (0.027%) Firmware
7 1 (0.027%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.027%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 436 (11.62%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.24%) HP SiteScope
3 7 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 5 (0.13%) CA Service Virtualization
4 5 (0.13%) nmon
5 4 (0.11%) Oracle Identity Management
6 3 (0.080%) SCCM
7 2 (0.053%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.053%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.027%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.027%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.027%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.027%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (0.027%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.027%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 475 (12.66%) Microsoft
2 343 (9.14%) HP
3 290 (7.73%) Oracle
4 92 (2.45%) SAP
5 54 (1.44%) IBM
6 52 (1.39%) Citrix
7 51 (1.36%) VMware
8 22 (0.59%) Capita
8 22 (0.59%) Cognos
8 22 (0.59%) Green Hat
9 19 (0.51%) Red Hat
10 18 (0.48%) webMethods
11 17 (0.45%) Cadence
12 16 (0.43%) hybris
13 12 (0.32%) Rally
13 12 (0.32%) Sybase
13 12 (0.32%) Tableau
14 11 (0.29%) TOWER Software
15 10 (0.27%) MKS
15 10 (0.27%) WorldPay
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £22000.00 - £36000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + 20% bonus, 10% pension etc...
Posted: 12 hours ago
Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Sanderson
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
South West London
DCS Recruitment
Salary: negotiable
Posted: 13 hours ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £75k - £90k + Car, Bonus & Excellent Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Royal Mail Group
Salary: Excellent Salary & Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + Superb Bens
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £75000 Per Annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £48,000 per annum Bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £24000 - £34000 per annum + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 40 - 47k
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus excellent additional benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Nakama
Salary: From £25,000 to £38,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Lewes, East Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £22449 - £24567 Per Annum benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 15 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Lifecycle Resources Ltd
Salary: Bonus and Benefits Package
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Lifecycle Resources Ltd
Salary: Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - 60,000
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - 60,000
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £65,000 - £110,000+ plus unrivalled benefits package
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000- £60,000 + strong benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £32000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £75,000 per annum + good bonus (10-20%) + health + pen
Posted: 19 hours ago