Period
to 18 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 18 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 319 211 194
Rank change year-on-year -108 -17 -44
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 1,680 2,876 3,727
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.97% 1.62% 1.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.10% 6.31% 6.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1,369 2,402 3,220
UK median annual salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.75% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,500 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -2.53% +5.33% -

ISEB is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 40,961 45,591 57,399
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.55% 25.71% 27.69%
Number of salaries quoted 31,734 36,245 46,007
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing ISEB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for ISEB in the UK

ISEB
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISEB.

Salary trend for ISEB in the UK

ISEB
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Salary histogram for ISEB in the UK

ISEB
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the UK over the 6 months to 18 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -113 1,595 £41,750 -0.87% 207
UK excluding London -107 1,150 £38,500 -2.53% 167
London -70 520 £50,000 -9.09% 52
North of England -100 308 £36,000 -4.00% 55
South East -84 302 £38,500 -3.75% 38
Midlands -49 250 £37,500 -3.85% 26
West Midlands -32 192 £40,000 +2.56% 16
Yorkshire -82 138 £36,000 -10.00% 24
North West -77 137 £35,000 -6.67% 24
South West -105 122 £41,500 +10.67% 22
East of England -107 98 £40,000 +14.29% 14
East Midlands -31 58 £37,500 -5.06% 10
Scotland -42 45 £40,000 +6.67% 11
North East +8 33 £40,000 +13.48% 7
Wales -49 17 £32,500 -7.14%
Isle of Man - 9 £40,000 -
Northern Ireland - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, IT jobs citing ISEB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for ISEB.

1 918 (54.64%) Agile Software Development
2 780 (46.43%) Test Automation
3 660 (39.29%) ISTQB
4 500 (29.76%) Finance
5 474 (28.21%) QA
6 438 (26.07%) Software Testing
7 418 (24.88%) Selenium
8 395 (23.51%) SQL
9 386 (22.98%) Test Scripting
10 351 (20.89%) Degree
11 343 (20.42%) Business Analysis
12 294 (17.50%) User Acceptance Testing
13 288 (17.14%) Scrum
14 271 (16.13%) Test Strategy
14 271 (16.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 262 (15.60%) SDLC
16 240 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
17 230 (13.69%) JIRA
18 229 (13.63%) Manual Testing
19 221 (13.15%) Microsoft
20 214 (12.74%) Regression Testing
21 209 (12.44%) C#
22 202 (12.02%) Waterfall
23 186 (11.07%) BDD
24 183 (10.89%) Cucumber
25 180 (10.71%) Test Management
25 180 (10.71%) Project Management
26 170 (10.12%) Java
27 167 (9.94%) PRINCE2
28 157 (9.35%) Stakeholder Management

ISEB
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 38 (2.26%) Confluence
2 24 (1.43%) SharePoint
3 13 (0.77%) Apache Spark
3 13 (0.77%) CMS
4 7 (0.42%) Drupal
4 7 (0.42%) IIS
5 5 (0.30%) WebLogic
5 5 (0.30%) WordPress
6 4 (0.24%) Apache
7 3 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.18%) IBM Domino
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle Service Bus
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.12%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.060%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.060%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.060%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.060%) Tomcat
Applications
1 99 (5.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 72 (4.29%) Microsoft Office
3 55 (3.27%) MS Visio
4 30 (1.79%) Microsoft Project
5 26 (1.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.36%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.18%) Mingle
8 1 (0.060%) EngageOne
8 1 (0.060%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 23 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
2 19 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.54%) Magento
4 5 (0.30%) CA PPM
4 5 (0.30%) Northgate Housing
4 5 (0.30%) Shopify
5 3 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.18%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.12%) LatentZero
6 2 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.060%) Academy Housing
7 1 (0.060%) arcHouse
7 1 (0.060%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.060%) FastStats
7 1 (0.060%) HFM
7 1 (0.060%) Hyperion Enterprise
7 1 (0.060%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.060%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.060%) Siebel CRM
7 1 (0.060%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 48 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (2.20%) SaaS
3 24 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (1.01%) IaaS
4 17 (1.01%) PaaS
5 12 (0.71%) Office 365
6 7 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (0.30%) Basecamp
8 4 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.24%) GitHub
8 4 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.18%) Google Play
10 2 (0.12%) BrowserStack
10 2 (0.12%) npm
11 1 (0.060%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.060%) Slack
11 1 (0.060%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.19%) SMS
2 19 (1.13%) Internet
3 12 (0.71%) HTTP
3 12 (0.71%) Intranet
4 7 (0.42%) SSL
5 6 (0.36%) Firewall
6 5 (0.30%) TETRA
7 4 (0.24%) ATM
7 4 (0.24%) SSH
8 3 (0.18%) Extranet
9 2 (0.12%) Cisco IPT
9 2 (0.12%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.12%) VLAN
9 2 (0.12%) VoIP
9 2 (0.12%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.060%) 3G
10 1 (0.060%) Bluetooth
10 1 (0.060%) FTP
10 1 (0.060%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (6.96%) SQL Server
2 58 (3.45%) Big Data
3 44 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
4 30 (1.79%) MySQL
5 24 (1.43%) Power BI
6 21 (1.25%) Hadoop
7 18 (1.07%) Relational Database
8 17 (1.01%) Oracle Database
9 10 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
10 9 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (0.42%) NoSQL
13 4 (0.24%) BigQuery
13 4 (0.24%) SQL Server 2014
14 3 (0.18%) Azure SQL Database
14 3 (0.18%) Blockchain
14 3 (0.18%) RDBMS
15 2 (0.12%) DB2
15 2 (0.12%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 418 (24.88%) Selenium
2 230 (13.69%) JIRA
3 183 (10.89%) Cucumber
4 130 (7.74%) WebDriver
5 101 (6.01%) SoapUI
6 89 (5.30%) Team Foundation Server
7 83 (4.94%) Jenkins
8 79 (4.70%) Git (software)
9 78 (4.64%) HP UFT
10 61 (3.63%) SpecFlow
11 43 (2.56%) JMeter
11 43 (2.56%) Visual Studio
12 32 (1.90%) LoadRunner
13 30 (1.79%) Zephyr
14 29 (1.73%) TestRail
15 23 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 20 (1.19%) NUnit
17 19 (1.13%) Subversion
18 18 (1.07%) Maven
18 18 (1.07%) Protractor
General
1 500 (29.76%) Finance
2 117 (6.96%) Retail
3 68 (4.05%) Banking
4 60 (3.57%) Legal
5 47 (2.80%) Marketing
6 44 (2.62%) Telecoms
7 36 (2.14%) Back Office
8 34 (2.02%) Games
9 29 (1.73%) Law
10 24 (1.43%) Manufacturing
11 20 (1.19%) Automotive
12 17 (1.01%) Retail Banking
13 16 (0.95%) Investment Banking
14 15 (0.89%) Electronics
15 12 (0.71%) Publishing
16 11 (0.65%) Advertising
17 5 (0.30%) Financial Institution
18 3 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
18 3 (0.18%) Front Office
19 2 (0.12%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 849 (50.54%) Analyst
2 421 (25.06%) Test Analyst
3 347 (20.65%) Business Analyst
4 285 (16.96%) Tester
5 164 (9.76%) Test Engineer
6 117 (6.96%) Software Tester
7 114 (6.79%) Senior Analyst
8 84 (5.00%) Test Leader
9 75 (4.46%) Automation Tester
9 75 (4.46%) Software Analyst
10 74 (4.40%) Test Manager
11 73 (4.35%) QA Analyst
12 65 (3.87%) QA Tester
13 62 (3.69%) Software Test Engineer
14 61 (3.63%) QA Engineer
15 58 (3.45%) Automation Test Analyst
16 57 (3.39%) Senior Business Analyst
16 57 (3.39%) Software Test Analyst
17 53 (3.15%) Financial Analyst
18 52 (3.10%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (5.77%) .NET
2 88 (5.24%) SOAP
3 85 (5.06%) XML
4 81 (4.82%) Web Services
5 59 (3.51%) HTML
6 50 (2.98%) Gherkin
7 44 (2.62%) REST
8 42 (2.50%) CSS
9 30 (1.79%) JSON
10 19 (1.13%) AngularJS
11 17 (1.01%) RESTful
12 16 (0.95%) Flash
13 15 (0.89%) Behat
14 12 (0.71%) .NET Framework
14 12 (0.71%) Node.js
15 10 (0.60%) ASP.NET
16 9 (0.54%) React
17 8 (0.48%) Middleware
17 8 (0.48%) WSDL
18 7 (0.42%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 240 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 57 (3.39%) Mobile App
4 42 (2.50%) User Experience
5 32 (1.90%) Data Centre
5 32 (1.90%) Management Information System
6 24 (1.43%) Smart Meter
7 22 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 22 (1.31%) Virtual Team
8 20 (1.19%) Driving Licence
8 20 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
9 18 (1.07%) Fintech
10 12 (0.71%) Smart Energy
11 11 (0.65%) Reference Data
12 9 (0.54%) Greenfield Project
13 8 (0.48%) Analytical Mindset
13 8 (0.48%) CMDB
13 8 (0.48%) PKI
14 7 (0.42%) Client/Server
15 6 (0.36%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 131 (7.80%) Windows
2 68 (4.05%) Linux
3 33 (1.96%) Unix
4 19 (1.13%) Android
4 19 (1.13%) Apple iOS
5 11 (0.65%) Windows 10
6 9 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (0.42%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.36%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.18%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.12%) Solaris
11 1 (0.060%) CentOS
11 1 (0.060%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.060%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.060%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 918 (54.64%) Agile Software Development
2 780 (46.43%) Test Automation
3 438 (26.07%) Software Testing
4 386 (22.98%) Test Scripting
5 343 (20.42%) Business Analysis
6 294 (17.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 288 (17.14%) Scrum
8 271 (16.13%) Test Strategy
9 262 (15.60%) SDLC
10 229 (13.63%) Manual Testing
11 214 (12.74%) Regression Testing
12 202 (12.02%) Waterfall
13 186 (11.07%) BDD
14 180 (10.71%) Project Management
14 180 (10.71%) Test Management
15 167 (9.94%) PRINCE2
16 157 (9.35%) Stakeholder Management
17 155 (9.23%) Scenario Testing
18 148 (8.81%) TDD
19 136 (8.10%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 395 (23.51%) SQL
2 209 (12.44%) C#
3 170 (10.12%) Java
4 91 (5.42%) JavaScript
5 59 (3.51%) Python
6 58 (3.45%) Ruby
7 48 (2.86%) T-SQL
8 37 (2.20%) PHP
9 20 (1.19%) C
10 19 (1.13%) VB
11 14 (0.83%) Scala
12 13 (0.77%) Bash Shell
13 11 (0.65%) VB.NET
14 10 (0.60%) PL/SQL
15 9 (0.54%) Perl
16 8 (0.48%) VBScript
17 6 (0.36%) Groovy
18 5 (0.30%) C++
18 5 (0.30%) R
18 5 (0.30%) XPath
Qualifications
1 660 (39.29%) ISTQB
2 351 (20.89%) Degree
3 271 (16.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 67 (3.99%) Computer Science Degree
5 63 (3.75%) Security Cleared
6 59 (3.51%) ISEB Practitioner
7 48 (2.86%) IIBA
8 32 (1.90%) SC Cleared
9 28 (1.67%) CBAP
10 27 (1.61%) PMI Certification
11 23 (1.37%) CISSP
11 23 (1.37%) PMP
11 23 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 19 (1.13%) CEH
13 18 (1.07%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 15 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 14 (0.83%) CISM
16 13 (0.77%) MCSA
16 13 (0.77%) MCSE
16 13 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 474 (28.21%) QA
2 34 (2.02%) GDPR
3 33 (1.96%) Data Quality
4 26 (1.55%) Solvency II
5 20 (1.19%) SLA
6 17 (1.01%) PMO
7 16 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 16 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 12 (0.71%) PCI DSS
9 9 (0.54%) MiFID
10 6 (0.36%) GPG13
11 5 (0.30%) ISO 22301
11 5 (0.30%) ISO 9000
12 3 (0.18%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 3 (0.18%) PSD2
13 2 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
13 2 (0.12%) PMBOK
14 1 (0.060%) COBIT
14 1 (0.060%) IFRS
System Software
1 20 (1.19%) Docker
2 10 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.18%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.12%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.060%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 110 (6.55%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.54%) Marathon
2 9 (0.54%) Mesos
2 9 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.18%) SCVMM
4 2 (0.12%) Puppet
4 2 (0.12%) SCCM
4 2 (0.12%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (0.060%) Ansible
5 1 (0.060%) CSIRT
5 1 (0.060%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.060%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.060%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 221 (13.15%) Microsoft
2 121 (7.20%) HP
3 73 (4.35%) Oracle
4 26 (1.55%) Informatica
5 24 (1.43%) Cadence
6 23 (1.37%) Google
7 19 (1.13%) Capita
8 16 (0.95%) Cognos
8 16 (0.95%) SAP
9 15 (0.89%) Twitter
10 13 (0.77%) IBM
11 12 (0.71%) Citrix
11 12 (0.71%) Cloudera
12 11 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
12 11 (0.65%) VMware
13 10 (0.60%) CheckPoint
13 10 (0.60%) Remedy
14 9 (0.54%) Alteryx
14 9 (0.54%) EMC
14 9 (0.54%) NetApp