The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 148 145 121
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -24
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 2264 2187 2731
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.87% 1.97% 2.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.91% 7.08% 7.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1854 1785 2363
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £58,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £36,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.40%
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
32782 30877 34908
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.07% 27.77% 27.77%
Number of salaries quoted 26175 24833 29615
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -4 2148 £40,000 - 258
London -46 681 £47,500 - 82
South East -9 565 £37,500 -6.25% 50
Yorkshire +28 234 £35,000 - 21
City of London -25 183 £50,000 -4.76% 29
North West +26 172 £32,500 +7.43% 19
West Yorkshire +27 169 £35,000 - 17
East of England -34 164 £36,500 -2.66% 19
South West -13 132 £40,000 +0.62% 33
Leeds +35 131 £35,000 - 13
Hampshire +10 125 £36,500 +4.28% 11
Berkshire +23 123 £41,500 +10.66% 12
Surrey -14 123 £45,000 +5.88% 10
West Midlands -4 105 £33,000 +1.53% 17
Manchester +21 87 £30,000 - 7
East Midlands +8 83 £32,500 -7.14% 16
Bristol +24 67 £40,000 - 10
Cheshire +27 61 £40,000 +23.07% 7
Buckinghamshire +19 61 £37,500 -6.25% 6
Scotland -26 54 £38,000 -14.60% 9
Reading +23 52 £42,500 +21.42% 3
Kent +27 51 £36,000 +2.85% 5
Milton Keynes +34 50 £35,000 -12.50% 6
Birmingham +24 50 £41,500 +27.69% 8
Cambridgeshire -19 46 £37,000 -7.50% 10
Wales +20 43 £32,500 +14.03% 17
South Wales +14 41 £32,500 +15.04% 16
Warrington +5 38 £40,000 +25.98% 2
Hertfordshire -1 38 £40,000 +6.66% 5
South Yorkshire +15 37 £26,000 -35.00% 1

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 1552 (36.30%) Finance
2 1395 (32.62%) ISTQB
3 1315 (30.75%) QA
4 1234 (28.86%) Software Testing
5 1144 (26.75%) SQL
6 949 (22.19%) Degree
7 947 (22.15%) Agile Software Development
8 911 (21.30%) Test Scripting
9 891 (20.84%) Business Analysis
10 785 (18.36%) User Acceptance Testing
11 746 (17.45%) Selenium
12 607 (14.20%) Automated Testing
13 563 (13.17%) HP Quality Center
14 555 (12.98%) Scrum
15 553 (12.93%) PRINCE2
16 538 (12.58%) Project Management
17 528 (12.35%) Microsoft
18 491 (11.48%) Test Automation
19 485 (11.34%) .NET
20 484 (11.32%) Test Management
21 459 (10.73%) Stakeholder Management
22 430 (10.06%) C#
22 430 (10.06%) HP
23 423 (9.89%) QuickTest Pro
24 420 (9.82%) SQL Server
25 411 (9.61%) Java
26 408 (9.54%) Banking
27 395 (9.24%) Test Strategy
28 383 (8.96%) Waterfall
29 368 (8.61%) Automation Testing

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 120 (2.81%) SharePoint
2 32 (0.75%) IIS
3 30 (0.70%) LiveLink
4 28 (0.65%) Confluence
5 20 (0.47%) CMS
6 14 (0.33%) WebSphere
7 10 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
7 10 (0.23%) SAS
8 9 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
9 8 (0.19%) Apache
9 8 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (0.19%) Drupal
10 6 (0.14%) MS Exchange
10 6 (0.14%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (0.12%) OpenEdge
11 5 (0.12%) MQSeries
11 5 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.12%) TWiki
12 4 (0.094%) WorkSite
Applications
1 321 (7.51%) MS Excel
2 215 (5.03%) MS Office
3 105 (2.46%) MS Visio
4 74 (1.73%) MS Project
5 59 (1.38%) MS PowerPoint
6 12 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.19%) Mingle
8 4 (0.094%) ProjectWise
8 4 (0.094%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.047%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.047%) GIMP
9 2 (0.047%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 47 (1.10%) JDE OneWorld
2 30 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 22 (0.51%) Magento
4 18 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
5 16 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
6 12 (0.28%) Oracle CRM
7 8 (0.19%) Endur
8 7 (0.16%) Markit EDM
9 6 (0.14%) Temenos T24
10 5 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 5 (0.12%) Sentinel
11 4 (0.094%) SimCorp Dimension
11 4 (0.094%) Maximo
11 4 (0.094%) SAP SD
12 3 (0.070%) Dynamics NAV
12 3 (0.070%) SAP HR
12 3 (0.070%) AWD
13 2 (0.047%) Oracle BPM
13 2 (0.047%) Oracle Retail
13 2 (0.047%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 37 (0.87%) SaaS
2 13 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.023%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 91 (2.13%) Internet
2 45 (1.05%) LTE
3 42 (0.98%) 4G
4 26 (0.61%) LAN
5 24 (0.56%) WAN
6 20 (0.47%) HTTP
7 17 (0.40%) TCP/IP
8 15 (0.35%) Firewall
9 14 (0.33%) Intranet
10 12 (0.28%) Wireless
11 10 (0.23%) DNS
12 8 (0.19%) SMS
12 8 (0.19%) Network Security
13 6 (0.14%) GSM
14 5 (0.12%) ISDN
14 5 (0.12%) VoIP
15 4 (0.094%) FTP
15 4 (0.094%) SSL
15 4 (0.094%) Wi-Fi
15 4 (0.094%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 420 (9.82%) SQL Server
2 154 (3.60%) Data Warehouse
3 142 (3.32%) Relational Database
4 70 (1.64%) Oracle Database
5 49 (1.15%) MySQL
6 48 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
7 46 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 38 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 24 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
10 23 (0.54%) RDBMS
11 21 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 19 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
13 18 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
14 16 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
15 15 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
16 14 (0.33%) Data Mart
17 12 (0.28%) QlikView
17 12 (0.28%) DB2
18 10 (0.23%) OLAP
18 10 (0.23%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 746 (17.45%) Selenium
2 423 (9.89%) QuickTest Pro
3 224 (5.24%) JIRA
4 177 (4.14%) LoadRunner
5 157 (3.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 142 (3.32%) WebDriver
7 138 (3.23%) Visual Studio
8 103 (2.41%) TestDirector
8 103 (2.41%) Cucumber
9 92 (2.15%) SoapUI
10 85 (1.99%) NUnit
11 74 (1.73%) FitNesse
12 70 (1.64%) Bugzilla
13 62 (1.45%) Toad
14 61 (1.43%) JUnit
15 57 (1.33%) TestComplete
16 55 (1.29%) JMeter
17 48 (1.12%) Jenkins
18 45 (1.05%) WinRunner
19 39 (0.91%) SilkPerformer
General
1 1552 (36.30%) Finance
2 408 (9.54%) Banking
3 341 (7.97%) Retail
4 231 (5.40%) Telecoms
5 116 (2.71%) Marketing
6 105 (2.46%) Legal
7 80 (1.87%) Billing
8 75 (1.75%) Games
9 72 (1.68%) Law
10 70 (1.64%) Investment Banking
11 69 (1.61%) Advertising
12 62 (1.45%) Back Office
13 37 (0.87%) Publishing
14 34 (0.80%) Financial Institution
14 34 (0.80%) Front Office
15 32 (0.75%) Military
16 28 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
17 22 (0.51%) Retail Banking
18 20 (0.47%) Manufacturing
19 13 (0.30%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2455 (57.41%) Analyst
2 1219 (28.51%) Test Analyst
3 1035 (24.20%) Business Analyst
4 669 (15.65%) Tester
5 434 (10.15%) Senior Analyst
6 401 (9.38%) Test Manager
7 267 (6.24%) Test Engineer
8 255 (5.96%) Software Tester
9 245 (5.73%) QA Analyst
10 198 (4.63%) Senior Business Analyst
11 194 (4.54%) Senior Test Analyst
12 137 (3.20%) QA Tester
12 137 (3.20%) Test Leader
13 136 (3.18%) Consultant
14 118 (2.76%) QA Engineer
15 96 (2.25%) QA Test Analyst
16 95 (2.22%) Systems Analyst
17 85 (1.99%) Software Test Analyst
18 84 (1.96%) Project Manager
19 83 (1.94%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 485 (11.34%) .NET
2 255 (5.96%) XML
3 167 (3.91%) HTML
4 149 (3.48%) Web Services
5 121 (2.83%) SOAP
6 85 (1.99%) ASP.NET
7 57 (1.33%) CSS
8 48 (1.12%) .NET Framework
9 39 (0.91%) XSD
10 30 (0.70%) Middleware
11 25 (0.58%) WCF
12 24 (0.56%) REST
13 21 (0.49%) Apache Flex
14 19 (0.44%) WSDL
15 18 (0.42%) J2EE
16 17 (0.40%) LINQ
17 15 (0.35%) HTML5
18 14 (0.33%) XML Messaging
19 13 (0.30%) Ajax
20 12 (0.28%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 289 (6.76%) Computer Science
2 146 (3.41%) Management Information System
3 115 (2.69%) Mobile App
4 65 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
4 65 (1.52%) Client/Server
5 42 (0.98%) Open Source
6 39 (0.91%) Mathematics
7 37 (0.87%) Derivative
8 36 (0.84%) PMI
8 36 (0.84%) AS400
8 36 (0.84%) Replication
9 33 (0.77%) Mainframe
10 29 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 28 (0.65%) Equities
12 24 (0.56%) Fixed Income
13 18 (0.42%) Statistics
13 18 (0.42%) SWIFT
13 18 (0.42%) Digital Media
13 18 (0.42%) iPad
14 17 (0.40%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 308 (7.20%) Windows
2 175 (4.09%) UNIX
3 161 (3.77%) Linux
4 84 (1.96%) Apple iOS
5 58 (1.36%) Android
6 45 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 43 (1.01%) Windows 7
8 42 (0.98%) Windows XP
9 40 (0.94%) Solaris
9 40 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
10 33 (0.77%) Windows Vista
11 31 (0.72%) Windows 8
12 27 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
13 24 (0.56%) HPUX
14 19 (0.44%) Mac OS
15 13 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
16 10 (0.23%) Windows 2000
17 8 (0.19%) Windows Phone
18 6 (0.14%) CentOS
19 5 (0.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1234 (28.86%) Software Testing
2 947 (22.15%) Agile Software Development
3 911 (21.30%) Test Scripting
4 891 (20.84%) Business Analysis
5 785 (18.36%) User Acceptance Testing
6 607 (14.20%) Automated Testing
7 555 (12.98%) Scrum
8 553 (12.93%) PRINCE2
9 538 (12.58%) Project Management
10 491 (11.48%) Test Automation
11 484 (11.32%) Test Management
12 459 (10.73%) Stakeholder Management
13 395 (9.24%) Test Strategy
14 383 (8.96%) Waterfall
15 368 (8.61%) Automation Testing
16 345 (8.07%) Manual Testing
17 308 (7.20%) Performance Testing
18 292 (6.83%) ITIL
19 268 (6.27%) UML
19 268 (6.27%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1144 (26.75%) SQL
2 430 (10.06%) C#
3 411 (9.61%) Java
4 203 (4.75%) JavaScript
5 153 (3.58%) VB
6 136 (3.18%) VBScript
7 83 (1.94%) C++
8 81 (1.89%) Python
9 56 (1.31%) PHP
10 54 (1.26%) T-SQL
10 54 (1.26%) Shell Script
11 52 (1.22%) VB.NET
12 46 (1.08%) Perl
13 39 (0.91%) PL/SQL
13 39 (0.91%) Ruby
14 36 (0.84%) C
15 29 (0.68%) VBA
16 27 (0.63%) PowerShell
17 17 (0.40%) PowerHouse
18 10 (0.23%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1395 (32.62%) ISTQB
2 949 (22.19%) Degree
3 193 (4.51%) Security Cleared
4 127 (2.97%) ISEB Practitioner
5 102 (2.39%) SC Cleared
6 89 (2.08%) CBAP
7 65 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 61 (1.43%) DV Cleared
9 60 (1.40%) HND
10 54 (1.26%) IIBA
11 50 (1.17%) PMI Certification
12 26 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
13 22 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
14 15 (0.35%) PMP
15 14 (0.33%) CISSP
16 11 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
16 11 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 9 (0.21%) Sun Certification
18 8 (0.19%) PhD
18 8 (0.19%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1315 (30.75%) QA
2 61 (1.43%) ISO 9001
3 40 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (0.37%) SLA
5 13 (0.30%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.28%) Solvency II
7 8 (0.19%) Basel II
8 4 (0.094%) ISO 9000
9 3 (0.070%) TickIT
9 3 (0.070%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.047%) EMIR
10 2 (0.047%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.047%) WAI
10 2 (0.047%) COBIT
10 2 (0.047%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.047%) GAMP
11 1 (0.023%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 1 (0.023%) BS7799
11 1 (0.023%) MiFID
11 1 (0.023%) WCAG
System Software
1 48 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (0.51%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.23%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.12%) XenDesktop
5 4 (0.094%) XenApp
5 4 (0.094%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.047%) ISA Server
6 2 (0.047%) NFS
6 2 (0.047%) VMware Server
6 2 (0.047%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.023%) vCloud
7 1 (0.023%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 563 (13.17%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.14%) Control-M
3 4 (0.094%) OpenView
4 2 (0.047%) Netcool
4 2 (0.047%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (0.047%) SCOM
4 2 (0.047%) HP SiteScope
4 2 (0.047%) nmon
5 1 (0.023%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.023%) Puppet
Vendors
1 528 (12.35%) Microsoft
2 430 (10.06%) HP
3 287 (6.71%) Oracle
4 88 (2.06%) SAP
5 64 (1.50%) VMware
6 58 (1.36%) Citrix
7 36 (0.84%) Cognos
8 28 (0.65%) Business Objects
8 28 (0.65%) Atlassian
9 27 (0.63%) IBM
10 19 (0.44%) JD Edwards
10 19 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
11 16 (0.37%) Telerik
12 15 (0.35%) Informatica
12 15 (0.35%) Siebel
13 10 (0.23%) Apple
13 10 (0.23%) Charles River
13 10 (0.23%) thinkFolio
13 10 (0.23%) Google
13 10 (0.23%) hybris
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + strong benefits package
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Connectus
Salary: £42000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
Acorn
Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Experis IT
Posted: 4 hours ago
UK
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £41900 - £67200 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
West London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £44,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: From £34,000 to £48,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £24000 - £32000 per annum + Pension, Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Pension, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + Pension, Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Training
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Deloitte
Salary: Excellent + package
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Citi
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £0.00 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 30-35k
Posted: 8 hours ago