Period
to 20 July 2017

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 20 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 249 206 188
Rank change year-on-year -43 -18 -20
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 2413 3397 3978
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.36% 1.67% 1.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.55% 6.20% 6.52%
Number of salaries quoted 2037 2850 3363
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +11.11%

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 43483 54832 60992
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.56% 27.02% 27.52%
Number of salaries quoted 33711 44194 48131
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £76,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 20 July 2017.

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 20 July 2017. 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 -41 2281 £42,500 +6.25% 141
UK excluding London -31 1724 £40,000 +6.67% 112
London -20 671 £55,000 +4.76% 37
North of England -35 520 £40,000 +14.29% 42
South East -35 413 £37,500 -6.25% 24
Yorkshire -7 300 £42,500 +21.43% 16
Midlands -56 268 £37,500 - 18
South West +27 244 £41,550 -2.24% 11
West Midlands -23 211 £37,500 +7.14% 14
North West -52 207 £37,500 - 25
East of England -48 168 £37,500 +7.14% 9
East Midlands -75 57 £35,000 -12.50% 4
Wales -33 54 £40,000 +15.11% 1
Scotland -37 49 £45,000 +25.00% 2
Northern Ireland +2 18 £50,000 +100.00% 3
North East +14 13 £34,000 -2.86% 1
Isle of Man - 6 £40,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 20 July 2017, 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 1359 (56.32%) Agile Software Development
2 1149 (47.62%) ISTQB
3 1128 (46.75%) Test Automation
4 817 (33.86%) Finance
5 613 (25.40%) SQL
5 613 (25.40%) QA
6 582 (24.12%) Selenium
7 547 (22.67%) Test Scripting
8 507 (21.01%) Software Testing
9 490 (20.31%) Degree
10 462 (19.15%) Business Analysis
11 393 (16.29%) Scrum
12 387 (16.04%) Java
13 380 (15.75%) User Acceptance Testing
14 378 (15.67%) Test Strategy
15 356 (14.75%) Waterfall
16 354 (14.67%) C#
17 346 (14.34%) Microsoft
18 341 (14.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 337 (13.97%) SDLC
20 309 (12.81%) Cucumber
21 306 (12.68%) Stakeholder Management
22 296 (12.27%) Analytical Skills
23 290 (12.02%) JIRA
24 274 (11.36%) BDD
25 258 (10.69%) Windows
26 257 (10.65%) Manual Testing
27 254 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
28 249 (10.32%) Project Management
29 235 (9.74%) Functional Testing

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 41 (1.70%) SharePoint
2 38 (1.57%) Confluence
3 33 (1.37%) CMS
4 16 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 15 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
6 11 (0.46%) EPiServer
7 10 (0.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 10 (0.41%) WebSphere
8 9 (0.37%) IIS
9 6 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.21%) Oracle Service Bus
11 4 (0.17%) Umbraco
11 4 (0.17%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (0.12%) WebLogic Portal
13 2 (0.083%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.083%) Tuxedo
14 1 (0.041%) ATG Dynamo
14 1 (0.041%) FileNet
14 1 (0.041%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 108 (4.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 90 (3.73%) Microsoft Office
3 60 (2.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 51 (2.11%) MS Visio
5 28 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.21%) Mingle
7 3 (0.12%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 27 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
3 17 (0.70%) Oracle Payables
3 17 (0.70%) Oracle Receivables
4 11 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
5 10 (0.41%) Eloqua
5 10 (0.41%) SessionCam
5 10 (0.41%) Social Studio
6 7 (0.29%) Magento
7 6 (0.25%) Adobe Campaign
7 6 (0.25%) IntelliMatch
8 5 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (0.21%) HFM
8 5 (0.21%) Hyperion Enterprise
8 5 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
9 4 (0.17%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
10 3 (0.12%) Eagle PACE
10 3 (0.12%) LatentZero
10 3 (0.12%) Markit EDM
10 3 (0.12%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 78 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (1.62%) SaaS
3 28 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
4 26 (1.08%) PaaS
5 25 (1.04%) IaaS
6 14 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (0.41%) Adobe Analytics
7 10 (0.41%) Google Analytics
8 8 (0.33%) Office 365
9 6 (0.25%) BrowserStack
10 5 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.12%) GitHub
11 3 (0.12%) Sauce Labs
12 2 (0.083%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.083%) Heroku
12 2 (0.083%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 1 (0.041%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 24 (0.99%) Internet
1 24 (0.99%) VoIP
2 23 (0.95%) SMS
3 21 (0.87%) SSL
4 12 (0.50%) DNS
4 12 (0.50%) NetScaler
5 11 (0.46%) HTTP
5 11 (0.46%) LDAP
6 10 (0.41%) Intranet
6 10 (0.41%) Unified Communications
7 7 (0.29%) TCP/IP
8 6 (0.25%) Firewall
8 6 (0.25%) PuTTY
9 5 (0.21%) FTP
9 5 (0.21%) VPN
10 4 (0.17%) Cisco IPT
10 4 (0.17%) Extranet
10 4 (0.17%) HTTPS
11 3 (0.12%) IP Telephony
11 3 (0.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 70 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
3 52 (2.15%) Relational Database
4 51 (2.11%) Big Data
5 33 (1.37%) MySQL
6 25 (1.04%) Power BI
7 18 (0.75%) DB2
8 15 (0.62%) NoSQL
8 15 (0.62%) Oracle Database
9 13 (0.54%) MongoDB
9 13 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
10 11 (0.46%) RDBMS
11 10 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
11 10 (0.41%) Hadoop
11 10 (0.41%) Mixpanel
11 10 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (0.33%) Blockchain
14 7 (0.29%) Data Lake
15 5 (0.21%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 582 (24.12%) Selenium
2 309 (12.81%) Cucumber
3 290 (12.02%) JIRA
4 157 (6.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 149 (6.17%) HP UFT
6 137 (5.68%) Jenkins
7 125 (5.18%) JMeter
8 121 (5.01%) LoadRunner
8 121 (5.01%) WebDriver
9 119 (4.93%) SoapUI
10 107 (4.43%) SpecFlow
11 78 (3.23%) Visual Studio
12 66 (2.74%) Git (software)
13 43 (1.78%) Gatling
14 41 (1.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 38 (1.57%) JUnit
16 33 (1.37%) SilkTest
17 32 (1.33%) TestNG
18 23 (0.95%) Appium
19 22 (0.91%) Capybara
General
1 817 (33.86%) Finance
2 231 (9.57%) Retail
3 154 (6.38%) Banking
4 121 (5.01%) Telecoms
5 100 (4.14%) Legal
6 85 (3.52%) Law
7 77 (3.19%) Marketing
8 59 (2.45%) Advertising
9 42 (1.74%) Manufacturing
10 37 (1.53%) Games
11 35 (1.45%) Automotive
12 33 (1.37%) Back Office
13 25 (1.04%) Electronics
14 24 (0.99%) Financial Institution
14 24 (0.99%) Publishing
15 23 (0.95%) Aerospace
16 15 (0.62%) Investment Banking
17 7 (0.29%) Billing
18 6 (0.25%) Front Office
18 6 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1295 (53.67%) Analyst
2 655 (27.14%) Test Analyst
3 547 (22.67%) Business Analyst
4 296 (12.27%) Test Engineer
5 283 (11.73%) Tester
6 167 (6.92%) Senior Analyst
7 147 (6.09%) Automation Test Analyst
8 145 (6.01%) Test Automation Engineer
9 140 (5.80%) Test Leader
10 127 (5.26%) Test Manager
11 122 (5.06%) Software Analyst
12 118 (4.89%) Automation Tester
13 111 (4.60%) QA Analyst
14 109 (4.52%) Software Tester
15 105 (4.35%) IT Analyst
16 98 (4.06%) Senior Test Analyst
17 97 (4.02%) QA Engineer
18 96 (3.98%) Software Test Analyst
19 95 (3.94%) Financial Analyst
20 91 (3.77%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 217 (8.99%) .NET
2 149 (6.17%) XML
3 121 (5.01%) SOAP
4 116 (4.81%) Web Services
5 84 (3.48%) HTML
6 81 (3.36%) Gherkin
7 73 (3.03%) REST
8 35 (1.45%) CSS
9 33 (1.37%) JSON
10 26 (1.08%) Middleware
11 24 (0.99%) .NET Framework
12 18 (0.75%) Flash
13 16 (0.66%) Behat
14 15 (0.62%) AngularJS
15 14 (0.58%) HTML5
16 13 (0.54%) React
16 13 (0.54%) XSD
17 12 (0.50%) ASP.NET
17 12 (0.50%) WPF
18 10 (0.41%) XBRL
Miscellaneous
1 296 (12.27%) Analytical Skills
2 126 (5.22%) Computer Science
3 49 (2.03%) Mobile App
4 47 (1.95%) Management Information System
5 42 (1.74%) Data Centre
6 37 (1.53%) User Experience
7 36 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
8 31 (1.28%) Smart Meter
8 31 (1.28%) Virtual Team
9 27 (1.12%) Derivative
10 26 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 24 (0.99%) Fintech
12 21 (0.87%) Client/Server
13 20 (0.83%) NHS
14 17 (0.70%) Credit Derivative
15 16 (0.66%) Cyber Defence
16 15 (0.62%) CMDB
16 15 (0.62%) Driving Licence
16 15 (0.62%) Fixed Income
17 13 (0.54%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 258 (10.69%) Windows
2 150 (6.22%) Linux
3 103 (4.27%) Unix
4 33 (1.37%) Solaris
5 28 (1.16%) Windows Server
6 26 (1.08%) Android
7 23 (0.95%) Apple iOS
8 18 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (0.33%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.21%) AIX
10 5 (0.21%) Windows Phone
10 5 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.17%) Windows Vista
11 4 (0.17%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.12%) Kali Linux
13 2 (0.083%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1359 (56.32%) Agile Software Development
2 1128 (46.75%) Test Automation
3 547 (22.67%) Test Scripting
4 507 (21.01%) Software Testing
5 462 (19.15%) Business Analysis
6 393 (16.29%) Scrum
7 380 (15.75%) User Acceptance Testing
8 378 (15.67%) Test Strategy
9 356 (14.75%) Waterfall
10 337 (13.97%) SDLC
11 306 (12.68%) Stakeholder Management
12 274 (11.36%) BDD
13 257 (10.65%) Manual Testing
14 254 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
15 249 (10.32%) Project Management
16 235 (9.74%) Functional Testing
17 234 (9.70%) Regression Testing
18 212 (8.79%) Test Management
19 207 (8.58%) PRINCE2
20 203 (8.41%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 613 (25.40%) SQL
2 387 (16.04%) Java
3 354 (14.67%) C#
4 144 (5.97%) Python
5 111 (4.60%) Ruby
6 104 (4.31%) C++
7 96 (3.98%) JavaScript
8 76 (3.15%) C
9 53 (2.20%) T-SQL
10 39 (1.62%) Perl
11 32 (1.33%) VB
12 28 (1.16%) VB.NET
13 20 (0.83%) VBScript
14 19 (0.79%) PHP
15 14 (0.58%) Bash Shell
16 13 (0.54%) Scala
17 12 (0.50%) PL/SQL
18 11 (0.46%) PowerShell
18 11 (0.46%) XPath
19 9 (0.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1149 (47.62%) ISTQB
2 490 (20.31%) Degree
3 341 (14.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 142 (5.88%) Security Cleared
5 85 (3.52%) Computer Science Degree
6 74 (3.07%) ISEB Practitioner
7 67 (2.78%) DV Cleared
8 58 (2.40%) CBAP
9 47 (1.95%) SC Cleared
10 35 (1.45%) IIBA
11 30 (1.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 29 (1.20%) PMI Certification
12 29 (1.20%) PMP
13 28 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 23 (0.95%) CISA
15 21 (0.87%) CISSP
16 19 (0.79%) CISM
16 19 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
17 13 (0.54%) Master's Degree
17 13 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 613 (25.40%) QA
2 35 (1.45%) SLA
3 23 (0.95%) GDPR
4 19 (0.79%) PMO
5 16 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (0.62%) PCI DSS
7 11 (0.46%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 19770
8 6 (0.25%) MiFID
9 5 (0.21%) HL7
9 5 (0.21%) ISO 14001
9 5 (0.21%) ISO 9000
9 5 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 4 (0.17%) BS7799
10 4 (0.17%) COBIT
10 4 (0.17%) EMIR
11 3 (0.12%) AIFMD
11 3 (0.12%) GMP
11 3 (0.12%) Solvency II
11 3 (0.12%) UCITS
System Software
1 31 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
3 14 (0.58%) Active Directory
4 11 (0.46%) Docker
4 11 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
4 11 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.041%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.041%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 117 (4.85%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (0.58%) SCVMM
3 10 (0.41%) Puppet
4 5 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.17%) CA Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.12%) HP SiteScope
6 3 (0.12%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (0.083%) Marathon
7 2 (0.083%) Mesos
7 2 (0.083%) SCCM
Vendors
1 346 (14.34%) Microsoft
2 208 (8.62%) Oracle
3 184 (7.63%) HP
4 80 (3.32%) SAP
5 51 (2.11%) Cadence
6 43 (1.78%) IBM
7 39 (1.62%) Cisco
8 34 (1.41%) VMware
9 30 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
10 22 (0.91%) Atlassian
10 22 (0.91%) Tableau
11 21 (0.87%) BMC
11 21 (0.87%) Citrix
12 20 (0.83%) Red Hat
13 19 (0.79%) Sitecore
14 18 (0.75%) Borland
14 18 (0.75%) EMC
14 18 (0.75%) NetApp
15 17 (0.70%) CA
16 16 (0.66%) Remedy
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Ilkley, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Free Parking + More
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000k - £60,000k plus excellent benefits and rapid career progressi
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - 65,000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Prospectus IT Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Modis International
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £38000 - £43000 per annum + + Great Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Chris Cobbold Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits + bonuses + career progre
Posted: 3 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £40k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: 22 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: 22 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Pension scheme
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sapiens (UK)
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Computer People
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + 25 days hols, excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000k - £60,000k plus excellent benefits and rapid career progressi
Posted: 5 hours ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: to £35k plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newmarket, Suffolk
SoCode Limited
Salary: £40k - 60k per year + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ISL
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday