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

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 142 146 136
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -10
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 2317 2077 2371
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.03% 1.98% 2.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.50% 7.37% 7.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1837 1629 2021
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -1.38%

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
30907 28183 33366
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.05% 26.80% 28.80%
Number of salaries quoted 24116 23030 28078
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 18 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 18 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 2130 £40,000 - 233
London -15 716 £50,000 +5.26% 58
South East +37 557 £40,000 +9.58% 67
Yorkshire -21 190 £35,000 -9.09% 14
North West -1 165 £35,000 +6.06% 24
East of England -6 164 £40,000 +9.58% 20
City of London -16 163 £50,000 - 22
Berkshire +71 157 £40,000 -9.09% 21
South West -2 142 £37,500 +2.04% 17
West Yorkshire -35 133 £34,000 -11.68% 11
Surrey +2 124 £40,000 -5.88% 12
West Midlands -25 122 £36,500 +4.28% 15
Leeds -23 110 £33,500 -4.28% 9
East Midlands -8 108 £34,300 -1.29% 10
Scotland +25 104 £41,250 +7.84% 5
Reading +39 91 £37,500 -28.57% 11
Manchester -8 85 £35,000 +10.23% 15
Hampshire +8 80 £40,000 -5.88% 11
Buckinghamshire +31 77 £42,500 +6.25% 13
Cheshire +16 64 £32,500 -7.14% 7
Wales +8 52 £32,500 +8.33% 7
Milton Keynes +11 50 £41,500 +3.75% 8
South Wales +8 49 £32,500 +8.33% 6
Birmingham -11 49 £46,500 +40.90% 5
Hertfordshire -11 46 £50,000 +17.64% 8
Northamptonshire +8 44 £37,500 - 4
Cambridgeshire +5 43 £32,500 -10.03% 5
Bristol -6 43 £34,500 +15.00% 6
North Yorkshire +10 42 £37,000 +5.71% 2
Essex +24 41 £52,500 +35.48% 4

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 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 1904 (41.89%) Agile Software Development
2 1594 (35.07%) Finance
3 1457 (32.06%) ISTQB
4 1339 (29.46%) QA
5 1291 (28.40%) Software Testing
6 1036 (22.79%) SQL
7 941 (20.70%) Business Analysis
8 913 (20.09%) Degree
9 887 (19.52%) Test Scripting
10 881 (19.38%) User Acceptance Testing
11 876 (19.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 732 (16.11%) Selenium
13 672 (14.79%) PRINCE2
14 658 (14.48%) Scrum
15 631 (13.88%) Project Management
16 629 (13.84%) HP Quality Center
17 621 (13.66%) Microsoft
18 612 (13.47%) Automated Testing
19 599 (13.18%) Analytical Skills
20 583 (12.83%) Manual Testing
21 553 (12.17%) Stakeholder Management
22 513 (11.29%) Test Automation
23 512 (11.27%) Retail
24 496 (10.91%) Test Management
25 493 (10.85%) HP
26 486 (10.69%) QuickTest Pro
27 456 (10.03%) Regression Testing
28 437 (9.61%) Waterfall
29 408 (8.98%) Banking
29 408 (8.98%) Test Strategy

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 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 96 (2.11%) SharePoint
2 45 (0.99%) IIS
3 25 (0.55%) CMS
4 21 (0.46%) WebSphere
5 18 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
6 17 (0.37%) MS Project Server
7 16 (0.35%) Confluence
7 16 (0.35%) WorkSite
7 16 (0.35%) Tomcat
7 16 (0.35%) Apache
8 13 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
8 13 (0.29%) Drupal
9 12 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
10 11 (0.24%) OpenStack
10 11 (0.24%) MS Exchange
11 8 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
11 8 (0.18%) WebLogic
11 8 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
11 8 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 7 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 371 (8.16%) MS Excel
2 265 (5.83%) MS Office
3 131 (2.88%) MS Visio
4 118 (2.60%) MS Project
5 56 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
6 16 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.044%) GIMP
7 2 (0.044%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.022%) SPSS
8 1 (0.022%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 49 (1.08%) JDE OneWorld
2 24 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.22%) Markit EDM
5 9 (0.20%) MFGPRO
6 8 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
7 7 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
8 6 (0.13%) Magento
8 6 (0.13%) Sentinel
9 5 (0.11%) SAP FI
10 4 (0.088%) Servitor
10 4 (0.088%) SAP HR
10 4 (0.088%) Oracle ERP
10 4 (0.088%) Maximo
11 3 (0.066%) Exchequer
11 3 (0.066%) Oracle Financials
11 3 (0.066%) SimCorp Dimension
11 3 (0.066%) arcHouse
11 3 (0.066%) Academy Housing
11 3 (0.066%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 50 (1.10%) SaaS
2 9 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.066%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.044%) Office 365
5 2 (0.044%) IaaS
6 1 (0.022%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (1.21%) Internet
2 37 (0.81%) HTTP
3 33 (0.73%) TCP/IP
4 29 (0.64%) LAN
5 27 (0.59%) WAN
6 25 (0.55%) Intranet
7 22 (0.48%) MPLS
8 19 (0.42%) 4G
9 18 (0.40%) DNS
10 16 (0.35%) Wireshark
10 16 (0.35%) Firewall
11 15 (0.33%) LTE
12 14 (0.31%) LDAP
13 13 (0.29%) SMS
13 13 (0.29%) SS7
13 13 (0.29%) ISUP
13 13 (0.29%) INAP
14 12 (0.26%) MVNO
15 10 (0.22%) SAN
16 9 (0.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 350 (7.70%) SQL Server
2 110 (2.42%) Relational Database
3 94 (2.07%) MySQL
4 88 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
5 36 (0.79%) Oracle Database
6 35 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
7 27 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
8 24 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 22 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 20 (0.44%) DB2
11 18 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 17 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
13 14 (0.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 13 (0.29%) Big Data
14 13 (0.29%) Data Mining
14 13 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
15 11 (0.24%) BusinessObjects
16 10 (0.22%) Data Mart
16 10 (0.22%) RDBMS
17 9 (0.20%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 732 (16.11%) Selenium
2 486 (10.69%) QuickTest Pro
3 247 (5.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 236 (5.19%) JIRA
5 177 (3.89%) WebDriver
6 172 (3.78%) LoadRunner
7 123 (2.71%) Cucumber
8 91 (2.00%) TestDirector
9 86 (1.89%) Visual Studio
10 83 (1.83%) SoapUI
11 73 (1.61%) FitNesse
12 71 (1.56%) JMeter
13 66 (1.45%) NUnit
14 63 (1.39%) TestComplete
15 62 (1.36%) JUnit
16 55 (1.21%) Bugzilla
17 54 (1.19%) Jenkins
18 42 (0.92%) Subversion
18 42 (0.92%) SilkPerformer
19 41 (0.90%) SpecFlow
General
1 1594 (35.07%) Finance
2 512 (11.27%) Retail
3 408 (8.98%) Banking
4 343 (7.55%) Telecoms
5 112 (2.46%) Legal
6 103 (2.27%) Law
7 85 (1.87%) Advertising
8 74 (1.63%) Back Office
9 64 (1.41%) Marketing
10 60 (1.32%) Investment Banking
11 49 (1.08%) Games
12 45 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
13 44 (0.97%) Billing
14 37 (0.81%) Manufacturing
15 34 (0.75%) Financial Institution
15 34 (0.75%) Front Office
16 33 (0.73%) Retail Banking
17 32 (0.70%) Publishing
18 27 (0.59%) Corporate Banking
19 20 (0.44%) Military
Job Titles
1 2370 (52.15%) Analyst
2 1128 (24.82%) Test Analyst
3 1068 (23.50%) Business Analyst
4 697 (15.34%) Tester
5 425 (9.35%) Senior Analyst
6 406 (8.93%) Test Manager
7 307 (6.75%) Test Engineer
8 304 (6.69%) Consultant
9 262 (5.76%) Software Tester
10 244 (5.37%) Test Consultant
11 203 (4.47%) Senior Business Analyst
12 177 (3.89%) Senior Test Analyst
13 171 (3.76%) QA Analyst
14 168 (3.70%) Test Leader
15 149 (3.28%) QA Engineer
16 128 (2.82%) QA Tester
17 122 (2.68%) Project Manager
18 110 (2.42%) Senior Tester
19 108 (2.38%) Systems Analyst
20 101 (2.22%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 341 (7.50%) .NET
2 303 (6.67%) XML
3 222 (4.88%) Web Services
4 182 (4.00%) HTML
5 139 (3.06%) SOAP
6 73 (1.61%) CSS
7 69 (1.52%) ASP.NET
8 61 (1.34%) XSD
9 57 (1.25%) J2EE
10 53 (1.17%) .NET Framework
11 39 (0.86%) WSDL
12 27 (0.59%) WCF
13 26 (0.57%) RESTful
14 25 (0.55%) REST
15 21 (0.46%) XML Messaging
15 21 (0.46%) LINQ
16 19 (0.42%) Middleware
17 18 (0.40%) LAMP
18 15 (0.33%) JSON
19 13 (0.29%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 599 (13.18%) Analytical Skills
2 277 (6.09%) Computer Science
3 124 (2.73%) Management Information System
4 96 (2.11%) Mobile App
5 78 (1.72%) Open Source
6 71 (1.56%) Mathematics
7 66 (1.45%) FMCG
7 66 (1.45%) Life Science
8 58 (1.28%) User Experience
9 54 (1.19%) PMI
10 48 (1.06%) Client/Server
11 41 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
12 39 (0.86%) Derivative
13 36 (0.79%) Chemistry
14 34 (0.75%) Equities
15 30 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 30 (0.66%) EPoS
16 28 (0.62%) Visualisation
17 27 (0.59%) Fixed Income
17 27 (0.59%) Biology
Operating Systems
1 407 (8.95%) Windows
2 260 (5.72%) UNIX
3 172 (3.78%) Linux
4 79 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 73 (1.61%) Apple iOS
6 72 (1.58%) Windows 7
7 65 (1.43%) Windows XP
8 61 (1.34%) Solaris
8 61 (1.34%) Android
9 51 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 25 (0.55%) Mac OS X
11 20 (0.44%) Windows 8
12 14 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 12 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
14 11 (0.24%) HPUX
14 11 (0.24%) Ubuntu
14 11 (0.24%) Windows Vista
15 7 (0.15%) Windows Phone
16 6 (0.13%) CentOS
17 5 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1904 (41.89%) Agile Software Development
2 1291 (28.40%) Software Testing
3 941 (20.70%) Business Analysis
4 887 (19.52%) Test Scripting
5 881 (19.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 672 (14.79%) PRINCE2
7 658 (14.48%) Scrum
8 631 (13.88%) Project Management
9 612 (13.47%) Automated Testing
10 583 (12.83%) Manual Testing
11 553 (12.17%) Stakeholder Management
12 513 (11.29%) Test Automation
13 496 (10.91%) Test Management
14 456 (10.03%) Regression Testing
15 437 (9.61%) Waterfall
16 408 (8.98%) Test Strategy
17 406 (8.93%) UML
18 362 (7.96%) Test Planning
19 349 (7.68%) Automation Testing
20 339 (7.46%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1036 (22.79%) SQL
2 396 (8.71%) Java
3 376 (8.27%) C#
4 180 (3.96%) JavaScript
5 111 (2.44%) Python
6 108 (2.38%) VBScript
7 100 (2.20%) VB
8 99 (2.18%) C++
9 74 (1.63%) Perl
10 58 (1.28%) Shell Script
11 56 (1.23%) C
11 56 (1.23%) VBA
12 54 (1.19%) PL/SQL
13 52 (1.14%) Ruby
14 47 (1.03%) PHP
15 38 (0.84%) T-SQL
16 31 (0.68%) VB.NET
17 15 (0.33%) PowerHouse
18 14 (0.31%) Tcl
19 9 (0.20%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1457 (32.06%) ISTQB
2 913 (20.09%) Degree
3 876 (19.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 238 (5.24%) Security Cleared
5 160 (3.52%) SC Cleared
6 157 (3.45%) ISEB Practitioner
7 114 (2.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 82 (1.80%) IIBA
8 82 (1.80%) CBAP
9 69 (1.52%) PMI Certification
10 68 (1.50%) DV Cleared
11 61 (1.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 48 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 31 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
14 30 (0.66%) HND
14 30 (0.66%) PhD
15 28 (0.62%) APMP
15 28 (0.62%) CISSP
16 26 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
17 22 (0.48%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1339 (29.46%) QA
2 58 (1.28%) ISO 9001
3 49 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 43 (0.95%) SLA
5 17 (0.37%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.22%) GAMP
7 8 (0.18%) GLP
8 7 (0.15%) Solvency II
9 5 (0.11%) COBIT
10 4 (0.088%) HL7
10 4 (0.088%) ISO 9000
10 4 (0.088%) EMIR
10 4 (0.088%) Dodd-Frank
11 3 (0.066%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.066%) Basel II
12 2 (0.044%) GAAP
12 2 (0.044%) FATCA
13 1 (0.022%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.022%) MiFID
13 1 (0.022%) BS25999
System Software
1 44 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (0.73%) Active Directory
3 20 (0.44%) VMware ESX
4 14 (0.31%) NFS
5 11 (0.24%) VirtualBox
6 10 (0.22%) XenApp
7 9 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
8 7 (0.15%) vSphere
9 6 (0.13%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.088%) Hyper-V
11 3 (0.066%) ISA Server
11 3 (0.066%) UAG
12 2 (0.044%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.044%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.044%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.022%) HDFS
13 1 (0.022%) Cygwin
13 1 (0.022%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 629 (13.84%) HP Quality Center
2 25 (0.55%) SCCM
3 12 (0.26%) Netcool
3 12 (0.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (0.13%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (0.11%) Nessus
6 3 (0.066%) OpenView
7 2 (0.044%) SCOM
7 2 (0.044%) Puppet
7 2 (0.044%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (0.044%) Opsview
8 1 (0.022%) nmon
8 1 (0.022%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.022%) WMI
Vendors
1 621 (13.66%) Microsoft
2 493 (10.85%) HP
3 290 (6.38%) Oracle
4 87 (1.91%) SAP
5 76 (1.67%) VMware
6 59 (1.30%) Citrix
7 49 (1.08%) IBM
8 22 (0.48%) Cisco
8 22 (0.48%) Business Objects
9 21 (0.46%) Fujitsu
10 20 (0.44%) TIBCO
11 19 (0.42%) Capita
12 17 (0.37%) JD Edwards
13 16 (0.35%) Interwoven
14 15 (0.33%) Red Hat
15 14 (0.31%) iRise
15 14 (0.31%) Google
16 13 (0.29%) NetApp
16 13 (0.29%) Altiris
17 11 (0.24%) T-Plan
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
UK
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £32000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leicestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension + 35 days holiday
Posted: 6 hours ago
Midlands
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Staffordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: To £25k + bns + pkg
Posted: 6 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Gloucestershire
ISL
Salary: £30000.00 - £44000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
The People Network
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Computer People
Salary: £37000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: 12 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 12 hours ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £33,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday