Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
UK
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 328 241 202
Rank change year-on-year -87 -39 -29
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 1,690 2,476 3,460
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.97% 1.46% 1.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.12% 5.87% 6.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1,324 2,109 2,904
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -3.61%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.85%

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 41,015 42,151 55,629
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.59% 24.94% 27.71%
Number of salaries quoted 31,044 33,056 44,635
UK median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.89% -1.10% +1.11%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,898 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.90% -1.18% +6.25%

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 25 May 2018.

Salary histogram for ISEB in the UK

ISEB
Top 15 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 25 May 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 -93 1,604 £42,500 - 154
UK excluding London -88 1,168 £40,000 - 127
London -93 496 £52,500 -4.55% 34
South East -52 349 £40,000 - 33
North of England -90 309 £40,000 - 43
Midlands -30 212 £40,000 +9.59% 25
West Midlands -3 186 £40,000 +9.59% 11
Yorkshire -86 145 £40,000 -5.88% 22
South West -98 138 £44,500 +11.25% 9
North West -73 129 £35,000 -6.67% 18
East of England -65 101 £37,500 - 10
Scotland -46 40 £35,500 -8.39% 7
North East -1 35 £42,000 +23.53% 3
East Midlands -35 26 £35,000 - 14
Wales -13 20 £35,000 -12.50%

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, IT jobs citing ISEB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for ISEB.

1 944 (55.86%) Agile Software Development
2 743 (43.96%) Test Automation
3 634 (37.51%) ISTQB
4 481 (28.46%) QA
5 446 (26.39%) Software Testing
6 409 (24.20%) Selenium
7 385 (22.78%) SQL
8 373 (22.07%) Finance
9 364 (21.54%) Business Analysis
10 341 (20.18%) Test Scripting
11 307 (18.17%) Degree
11 307 (18.17%) SDLC
12 276 (16.33%) JIRA
13 263 (15.56%) Scrum
14 253 (14.97%) Analytical Skills
15 251 (14.85%) C#
16 243 (14.38%) Test Strategy
17 241 (14.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 240 (14.20%) Waterfall
19 230 (13.61%) User Acceptance Testing
20 227 (13.43%) Microsoft
21 221 (13.08%) Manual Testing
22 220 (13.02%) BDD
23 210 (12.43%) PRINCE2
24 184 (10.89%) Problem-Solving
25 177 (10.47%) User Stories
26 176 (10.41%) Regression Testing
27 173 (10.24%) Stakeholder Management
28 171 (10.12%) ITIL
29 170 (10.06%) Project 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 49 (2.90%) Confluence
2 21 (1.24%) SharePoint
3 13 (0.77%) CMS
4 10 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (0.53%) Drupal
6 8 (0.47%) IIS
6 8 (0.47%) WebSphere
7 7 (0.41%) WordPress
8 6 (0.36%) CICS
8 6 (0.36%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.24%) Apache
9 4 (0.24%) Oracle Service Bus
9 4 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.18%) SAS
11 1 (0.059%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.059%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 124 (7.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 67 (3.96%) MS Visio
3 64 (3.79%) Microsoft Office
4 50 (2.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.53%) Chatbot
7 6 (0.36%) Mingle
8 4 (0.24%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.059%) EngageOne
9 1 (0.059%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 12 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.65%) Markit EDM
3 7 (0.41%) Magento
3 7 (0.41%) Shopify
4 5 (0.30%) Northgate Housing
5 4 (0.24%) CA PPM
6 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.12%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.059%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.059%) Primavera
7 1 (0.059%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.059%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 42 (2.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (1.42%) SaaS
3 22 (1.30%) Office 365
3 22 (1.30%) PaaS
4 18 (1.07%) IaaS
5 12 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.41%) Basecamp
8 6 (0.36%) BrowserStack
9 5 (0.30%) GitHub
9 5 (0.30%) Google Play
10 3 (0.18%) BlazeMeter
11 2 (0.12%) npm
11 2 (0.12%) NuGet
12 1 (0.059%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.059%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.059%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 29 (1.72%) SMS
2 23 (1.36%) Internet
3 21 (1.24%) HTTP
4 15 (0.89%) Cisco IPT
5 13 (0.77%) Firewall
6 5 (0.30%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.30%) TETRA
7 4 (0.24%) LAN
7 4 (0.24%) WAN
7 4 (0.24%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.12%) 3G
8 2 (0.12%) DNS
8 2 (0.12%) SSL
9 1 (0.059%) Extranet
9 1 (0.059%) FTP
9 1 (0.059%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.059%) Intranet
9 1 (0.059%) IPv4
9 1 (0.059%) IPv6
9 1 (0.059%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 80 (4.73%) Data Warehouse
3 50 (2.96%) Big Data
4 39 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 35 (2.07%) Power BI
6 30 (1.78%) MySQL
7 29 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 20 (1.18%) Relational Database
9 13 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
11 9 (0.53%) Oracle Database
11 9 (0.53%) QlikView
12 6 (0.36%) DB2
12 6 (0.36%) SQL Server 2016
13 4 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (0.18%) Blockchain
14 3 (0.18%) Geospatial Data
14 3 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
14 3 (0.18%) RDBMS
15 2 (0.12%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 409 (24.20%) Selenium
2 276 (16.33%) JIRA
3 160 (9.47%) Cucumber
4 103 (6.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 87 (5.15%) WebDriver
6 64 (3.79%) SpecFlow
7 63 (3.73%) JMeter
7 63 (3.73%) SoapUI
8 62 (3.67%) Jenkins
9 59 (3.49%) Git (software)
10 55 (3.25%) Visual Studio
11 45 (2.66%) HP UFT
12 35 (2.07%) LoadRunner
13 25 (1.48%) TestComplete
14 24 (1.42%) NeoLoad
15 22 (1.30%) Subversion
16 21 (1.24%) TestRail
17 20 (1.18%) Bugzilla
18 18 (1.07%) Zephyr
19 17 (1.01%) LoadUI
General
1 373 (22.07%) Finance
2 102 (6.04%) Retail
3 56 (3.31%) Legal
4 50 (2.96%) Law
5 41 (2.43%) Games
6 37 (2.19%) Banking
7 31 (1.83%) Telecoms
8 29 (1.72%) Back Office
9 24 (1.42%) Publishing
10 23 (1.36%) Marketing
11 13 (0.77%) Advertising
12 12 (0.71%) Financial Institution
13 11 (0.65%) Automotive
14 9 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
14 9 (0.53%) Retail Banking
15 8 (0.47%) Billing
16 7 (0.41%) Manufacturing
17 6 (0.36%) Front Office
18 4 (0.24%) Investment Banking
19 2 (0.12%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 813 (48.11%) Analyst
2 367 (21.72%) Test Analyst
3 320 (18.93%) Business Analyst
4 266 (15.74%) Tester
5 166 (9.82%) Test Engineer
6 121 (7.16%) Software Tester
7 109 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
8 89 (5.27%) QA Engineer
9 87 (5.15%) QA Analyst
9 87 (5.15%) QA Tester
10 85 (5.03%) Test Manager
11 75 (4.44%) Software Analyst
12 72 (4.26%) Automation Tester
13 70 (4.14%) Automation Test Analyst
14 66 (3.91%) Software Test Engineer
15 63 (3.73%) Test Leader
16 62 (3.67%) Test Automation Engineer
17 57 (3.37%) QA Test Analyst
18 55 (3.25%) IT Analyst
19 50 (2.96%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (6.92%) .NET
2 77 (4.56%) Web Services
3 58 (3.43%) HTML
4 51 (3.02%) XML
5 47 (2.78%) REST
6 45 (2.66%) Gherkin
7 42 (2.49%) SOAP
8 34 (2.01%) CSS
9 31 (1.83%) .NET Framework
10 25 (1.48%) JSON
11 18 (1.07%) AngularJS
12 16 (0.95%) RESTful
13 12 (0.71%) Flash
13 12 (0.71%) RabbitMQ
14 11 (0.65%) WCF
15 10 (0.59%) WSDL
16 8 (0.47%) Velocity
17 7 (0.41%) XML Messaging
18 6 (0.36%) EDI
18 6 (0.36%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 253 (14.97%) Analytical Skills
2 90 (5.33%) Self-Motivation
3 80 (4.73%) Data Centre
4 66 (3.91%) Mobile App
5 65 (3.85%) Computer Science
6 61 (3.61%) Management Information System
7 49 (2.90%) User Experience
8 33 (1.95%) Fintech
9 29 (1.72%) Driving Licence
10 20 (1.18%) Smart Meter
11 17 (1.01%) Fixed Income
12 16 (0.95%) CMDB
13 14 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 14 (0.83%) Virtual Team
14 13 (0.77%) Equities
15 12 (0.71%) Derivative
16 11 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
16 11 (0.65%) NHS
16 11 (0.65%) PMI
17 10 (0.59%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 132 (7.81%) Windows
2 76 (4.50%) Linux
3 30 (1.78%) Unix
4 18 (1.07%) Windows 10
5 16 (0.95%) Windows Server
6 13 (0.77%) Android
6 13 (0.77%) Apple iOS
7 11 (0.65%) Windows 7
8 10 (0.59%) Ubuntu
9 6 (0.36%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.059%) CentOS
11 1 (0.059%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.059%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 944 (55.86%) Agile Software Development
2 743 (43.96%) Test Automation
3 446 (26.39%) Software Testing
4 364 (21.54%) Business Analysis
5 341 (20.18%) Test Scripting
6 307 (18.17%) SDLC
7 263 (15.56%) Scrum
8 243 (14.38%) Test Strategy
9 240 (14.20%) Waterfall
10 230 (13.61%) User Acceptance Testing
11 221 (13.08%) Manual Testing
12 220 (13.02%) BDD
13 210 (12.43%) PRINCE2
14 184 (10.89%) Problem-Solving
15 177 (10.47%) User Stories
16 176 (10.41%) Regression Testing
17 173 (10.24%) Stakeholder Management
18 171 (10.12%) ITIL
19 170 (10.06%) Project Management
20 155 (9.17%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 385 (22.78%) SQL
2 251 (14.85%) C#
3 167 (9.88%) Java
4 85 (5.03%) JavaScript
5 66 (3.91%) Python
6 65 (3.85%) T-SQL
7 39 (2.31%) PHP
8 38 (2.25%) Ruby
9 37 (2.19%) VB
10 25 (1.48%) Bash Shell
11 24 (1.42%) Perl
12 19 (1.12%) C
13 18 (1.07%) C++
14 17 (1.01%) PowerShell
15 11 (0.65%) Shell Script
16 10 (0.59%) Bourne shell
16 10 (0.59%) Delphi
16 10 (0.59%) PL/SQL
17 9 (0.53%) VBScript
18 6 (0.36%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 634 (37.51%) ISTQB
2 307 (18.17%) Degree
3 241 (14.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 95 (5.62%) ISEB Practitioner
5 66 (3.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 65 (3.85%) Security Cleared
7 40 (2.37%) PMI Certification
8 37 (2.19%) Computer Science Degree
8 37 (2.19%) IIBA
9 35 (2.07%) PMP
10 32 (1.89%) CISSP
11 31 (1.83%) CBAP
11 31 (1.83%) SC Cleared
12 21 (1.24%) CEH
13 19 (1.12%) CISM
14 16 (0.95%) CRISC
15 13 (0.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 12 (0.71%) CompTIA Security+
17 10 (0.59%) DV Cleared
17 10 (0.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 481 (28.46%) QA
2 45 (2.66%) GDPR
3 44 (2.60%) SLA
4 43 (2.54%) Data Quality
5 41 (2.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 18 (1.07%) PMO
7 16 (0.95%) Solvency II
8 15 (0.89%) PCI DSS
9 12 (0.71%) GPG13
9 12 (0.71%) ISO 9001
9 12 (0.71%) MiFID
10 7 (0.41%) ISO 9000
11 5 (0.30%) GAMP
11 5 (0.30%) GMP
11 5 (0.30%) ISO 22301
12 3 (0.18%) PSD2
12 3 (0.18%) WCAG
13 2 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
13 2 (0.12%) SEPA
14 1 (0.059%) COBIT
System Software
1 26 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (0.53%) Docker
3 4 (0.24%) ACF2
3 4 (0.24%) RACF
4 2 (0.12%) Firmware
5 1 (0.059%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.059%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 79 (4.67%) HP Quality Center
2 42 (2.49%) HP ALM
3 11 (0.65%) Automic
3 11 (0.65%) Dollar Universe
4 7 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.18%) SCCM
6 2 (0.12%) HP Fortify
6 2 (0.12%) WMI
7 1 (0.059%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.059%) Ansible
7 1 (0.059%) CSIRT
7 1 (0.059%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.059%) Puppet
Vendors
1 227 (13.43%) Microsoft
2 97 (5.74%) HP
3 68 (4.02%) Oracle
4 28 (1.66%) VMware
5 26 (1.54%) Capita
6 23 (1.36%) Citrix
7 21 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
8 19 (1.12%) CheckPoint
8 19 (1.12%) Google
9 18 (1.07%) Cadence
10 17 (1.01%) SAP
11 16 (0.95%) Atlassian
11 16 (0.95%) EMC
11 16 (0.95%) NetApp
12 14 (0.83%) Remedy
13 11 (0.65%) Adobe
13 11 (0.65%) IBM
13 11 (0.65%) WorldPay
14 10 (0.59%) Casewise
14 10 (0.59%) Tableau