Period
to 24 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 24 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
UK
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 259 211 189
Rank change year-on-year -48 -22 -20
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 2394 3373 3968
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.35% 1.67% 1.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.50% 6.17% 6.47%
Number of salaries quoted 2014 2830 3362
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 £39,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% -5.06% +9.72%

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 43491 54640 61361
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.50% 27.01% 27.54%
Number of salaries quoted 33659 44085 48431
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,175 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £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 24 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 24 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 -47 2262 £42,500 +6.25% 136
UK excluding London -39 1713 £40,000 +6.67% 116
London -31 664 £55,000 +4.76% 33
North of England -39 515 £40,000 +14.29% 41
South East -36 409 £37,500 -6.25% 24
Yorkshire -7 295 £42,500 +21.43% 16
Midlands -58 264 £37,500 - 17
South West +33 244 £41,550 -2.24% 12
West Midlands -13 209 £37,750 +7.86% 14
North West -48 208 £37,500 - 24
East of England -51 169 £37,500 +7.14% 9
East Midlands -84 55 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Wales -33 53 £40,000 +14.29% 5
Scotland -27 50 £45,000 +25.00% 4
Northern Ireland +6 19 £50,000 +100.00% 3
North East +7 12 £34,250 -2.14% 1
Isle of Man - 6 £40,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 24 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 1353 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 1140 (47.62%) ISTQB
3 1123 (46.91%) Test Automation
4 813 (33.96%) Finance
5 613 (25.61%) QA
6 611 (25.52%) SQL
7 580 (24.23%) Selenium
8 544 (22.72%) Test Scripting
9 507 (21.18%) Software Testing
10 493 (20.59%) Degree
11 454 (18.96%) Business Analysis
12 392 (16.37%) Scrum
13 388 (16.21%) Java
14 379 (15.83%) User Acceptance Testing
15 372 (15.54%) Test Strategy
16 355 (14.83%) Waterfall
17 350 (14.62%) C#
18 340 (14.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 339 (14.16%) Microsoft
20 335 (13.99%) SDLC
21 311 (12.99%) Cucumber
22 304 (12.70%) Stakeholder Management
23 295 (12.32%) Analytical Skills
24 294 (12.28%) JIRA
25 273 (11.40%) BDD
26 257 (10.74%) Manual Testing
27 256 (10.69%) Windows
28 252 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
29 246 (10.28%) Project Management
30 234 (9.77%) 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 40 (1.67%) SharePoint
2 39 (1.63%) Confluence
3 33 (1.38%) CMS
4 16 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 15 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
6 11 (0.46%) EPiServer
7 10 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 10 (0.42%) WebSphere
8 9 (0.38%) 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 (0.13%) WebLogic Portal
13 2 (0.084%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.084%) Tuxedo
14 1 (0.042%) Alfresco
14 1 (0.042%) ATG Dynamo
14 1 (0.042%) Mule
Applications
1 109 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 90 (3.76%) Microsoft Office
3 60 (2.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 51 (2.13%) MS Visio
5 28 (1.17%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.21%) Mingle
7 3 (0.13%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 25 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
3 17 (0.71%) Oracle Payables
3 17 (0.71%) Oracle Receivables
4 10 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.42%) Eloqua
4 10 (0.42%) SessionCam
4 10 (0.42%) Social Studio
5 7 (0.29%) Magento
6 6 (0.25%) Adobe Campaign
6 6 (0.25%) IntelliMatch
7 5 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.21%) HFM
7 5 (0.21%) Hyperion Enterprise
8 4 (0.17%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 4 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
9 3 (0.13%) Eagle PACE
9 3 (0.13%) LatentZero
9 3 (0.13%) Markit EDM
9 3 (0.13%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 78 (3.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (1.63%) SaaS
3 28 (1.17%) Amazon AWS
4 26 (1.09%) PaaS
5 25 (1.04%) IaaS
6 14 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (0.42%) Adobe Analytics
7 10 (0.42%) Google Analytics
8 8 (0.33%) Office 365
9 6 (0.25%) BrowserStack
10 5 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.13%) GitHub
11 3 (0.13%) Sauce Labs
12 2 (0.084%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.084%) Heroku
12 2 (0.084%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 1 (0.042%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.04%) VoIP
2 24 (1.00%) Internet
3 23 (0.96%) SMS
4 21 (0.88%) SSL
5 12 (0.50%) NetScaler
6 11 (0.46%) DNS
6 11 (0.46%) HTTP
6 11 (0.46%) LDAP
7 10 (0.42%) Unified Communications
8 9 (0.38%) Intranet
9 7 (0.29%) TCP/IP
10 6 (0.25%) Firewall
10 6 (0.25%) PuTTY
11 5 (0.21%) FTP
11 5 (0.21%) VPN
12 4 (0.17%) Cisco IPT
12 4 (0.17%) HTTPS
13 3 (0.13%) NAS
13 3 (0.13%) SAN
13 3 (0.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (6.31%) SQL Server
2 69 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
3 52 (2.17%) Relational Database
4 51 (2.13%) Big Data
5 33 (1.38%) MySQL
6 25 (1.04%) Power BI
7 18 (0.75%) DB2
8 15 (0.63%) NoSQL
8 15 (0.63%) Oracle Database
9 13 (0.54%) MongoDB
9 13 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
10 11 (0.46%) RDBMS
10 11 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 10 (0.42%) Apache Cassandra
11 10 (0.42%) Hadoop
11 10 (0.42%) Mixpanel
12 9 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (0.33%) Blockchain
14 7 (0.29%) Data Lake
15 5 (0.21%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 580 (24.23%) Selenium
2 311 (12.99%) Cucumber
3 294 (12.28%) JIRA
4 155 (6.47%) Team Foundation Server
5 147 (6.14%) HP UFT
6 137 (5.72%) Jenkins
7 123 (5.14%) JMeter
8 120 (5.01%) WebDriver
9 118 (4.93%) LoadRunner
10 116 (4.85%) SoapUI
11 108 (4.51%) SpecFlow
12 78 (3.26%) Visual Studio
13 68 (2.84%) Git (software)
14 43 (1.80%) Gatling
15 41 (1.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 38 (1.59%) JUnit
17 32 (1.34%) SilkTest
17 32 (1.34%) TestNG
18 23 (0.96%) Appium
19 22 (0.92%) Capybara
General
1 813 (33.96%) Finance
2 231 (9.65%) Retail
3 154 (6.43%) Banking
4 122 (5.10%) Telecoms
5 95 (3.97%) Legal
6 79 (3.30%) Law
7 77 (3.22%) Marketing
8 59 (2.46%) Advertising
9 41 (1.71%) Manufacturing
10 37 (1.55%) Automotive
10 37 (1.55%) Games
11 32 (1.34%) Back Office
12 25 (1.04%) Electronics
13 24 (1.00%) Aerospace
13 24 (1.00%) Financial Institution
13 24 (1.00%) Publishing
14 15 (0.63%) Investment Banking
15 7 (0.29%) Billing
16 6 (0.25%) Front Office
16 6 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1286 (53.72%) Analyst
2 652 (27.23%) Test Analyst
3 539 (22.51%) Business Analyst
4 294 (12.28%) Test Engineer
5 279 (11.65%) Tester
6 169 (7.06%) Senior Analyst
7 148 (6.18%) Automation Test Analyst
8 146 (6.10%) Test Automation Engineer
9 135 (5.64%) Test Leader
10 126 (5.26%) Test Manager
11 123 (5.14%) Software Analyst
12 116 (4.85%) Automation Tester
13 112 (4.68%) QA Analyst
14 108 (4.51%) Software Tester
15 104 (4.34%) IT Analyst
16 98 (4.09%) Senior Test Analyst
17 96 (4.01%) QA Engineer
18 95 (3.97%) Software Test Analyst
19 93 (3.88%) Financial Analyst
20 91 (3.80%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 210 (8.77%) .NET
2 153 (6.39%) XML
3 122 (5.10%) SOAP
4 114 (4.76%) Web Services
5 83 (3.47%) HTML
6 79 (3.30%) Gherkin
7 73 (3.05%) REST
8 35 (1.46%) CSS
9 33 (1.38%) JSON
10 25 (1.04%) Middleware
11 21 (0.88%) .NET Framework
12 18 (0.75%) Flash
13 16 (0.67%) Behat
14 15 (0.63%) AngularJS
15 14 (0.58%) HTML5
15 14 (0.58%) XSD
16 13 (0.54%) React
17 12 (0.50%) ASP.NET
17 12 (0.50%) WPF
18 10 (0.42%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 295 (12.32%) Analytical Skills
2 126 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 47 (1.96%) Management Information System
3 47 (1.96%) Mobile App
4 42 (1.75%) Data Centre
5 37 (1.55%) User Experience
6 36 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
7 31 (1.29%) Smart Meter
7 31 (1.29%) Virtual Team
8 28 (1.17%) Derivative
9 26 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 24 (1.00%) Fintech
11 21 (0.88%) Client/Server
12 20 (0.84%) NHS
13 18 (0.75%) Credit Derivative
14 16 (0.67%) Cyber Defence
14 16 (0.67%) Driving Licence
15 15 (0.63%) CMDB
15 15 (0.63%) Fixed Income
16 13 (0.54%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 256 (10.69%) Windows
2 151 (6.31%) Linux
3 103 (4.30%) Unix
4 34 (1.42%) Solaris
5 27 (1.13%) Windows Server
6 25 (1.04%) Android
7 22 (0.92%) Apple iOS
8 19 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.29%) 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 XP
12 3 (0.13%) Kali Linux
12 3 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.13%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.084%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1353 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 1123 (46.91%) Test Automation
3 544 (22.72%) Test Scripting
4 507 (21.18%) Software Testing
5 454 (18.96%) Business Analysis
6 392 (16.37%) Scrum
7 379 (15.83%) User Acceptance Testing
8 372 (15.54%) Test Strategy
9 355 (14.83%) Waterfall
10 335 (13.99%) SDLC
11 304 (12.70%) Stakeholder Management
12 273 (11.40%) BDD
13 257 (10.74%) Manual Testing
14 252 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
15 246 (10.28%) Project Management
16 234 (9.77%) Functional Testing
17 233 (9.73%) Regression Testing
18 209 (8.73%) Test Management
19 204 (8.52%) PRINCE2
20 200 (8.35%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 611 (25.52%) SQL
2 388 (16.21%) Java
3 350 (14.62%) C#
4 147 (6.14%) Python
5 113 (4.72%) Ruby
6 105 (4.39%) C++
7 96 (4.01%) JavaScript
8 77 (3.22%) C
9 53 (2.21%) T-SQL
10 41 (1.71%) Perl
11 31 (1.29%) VB
12 28 (1.17%) VB.NET
13 20 (0.84%) 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 (0.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1140 (47.62%) ISTQB
2 493 (20.59%) Degree
3 340 (14.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 143 (5.97%) Security Cleared
5 85 (3.55%) Computer Science Degree
6 73 (3.05%) ISEB Practitioner
7 67 (2.80%) DV Cleared
8 57 (2.38%) CBAP
9 49 (2.05%) SC Cleared
10 35 (1.46%) IIBA
11 29 (1.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 29 (1.21%) PMI Certification
11 29 (1.21%) PMP
12 28 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 23 (0.96%) CISA
14 21 (0.88%) CISSP
15 19 (0.79%) CISM
15 19 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
16 13 (0.54%) Master's Degree
17 12 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 613 (25.61%) QA
2 35 (1.46%) SLA
3 23 (0.96%) GDPR
4 19 (0.79%) PMO
5 16 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (0.63%) 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 (0.13%) AIFMD
11 3 (0.13%) GMP
11 3 (0.13%) Solvency II
11 3 (0.13%) UCITS
System Software
1 30 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
3 15 (0.63%) Active Directory
4 11 (0.46%) Docker
4 11 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
4 11 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.042%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.042%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 115 (4.80%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (0.58%) SCVMM
3 10 (0.42%) Puppet
4 5 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.17%) CA Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.13%) HP SiteScope
6 3 (0.13%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (0.084%) Marathon
7 2 (0.084%) Mesos
7 2 (0.084%) SCCM
Vendors
1 339 (14.16%) Microsoft
2 206 (8.60%) Oracle
3 182 (7.60%) HP
4 76 (3.17%) SAP
5 51 (2.13%) Cadence
6 43 (1.80%) IBM
7 39 (1.63%) Cisco
8 33 (1.38%) VMware
9 31 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
10 22 (0.92%) Atlassian
10 22 (0.92%) Tableau
11 21 (0.88%) BMC
11 21 (0.88%) Citrix
11 21 (0.88%) Red Hat
12 19 (0.79%) Sitecore
13 18 (0.75%) Borland
13 18 (0.75%) EMC
13 18 (0.75%) NetApp
14 17 (0.71%) CA
14 17 (0.71%) Remedy
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Icore Tech
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Stott & May
Salary: £34000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: £competitive + company benefits + training
Posted: 16 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Chertsey, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35-42k+Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
West London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
South Wales
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £60000.00 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 15 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Car + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £50k - 55k per year + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum GBP 40 - 45K +Many Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum + h/c, pension, bonus rewards etc
Posted: 3 days ago
London
University of the Arts London
Salary: Market related
Posted: 3 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £36,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, 26 days holiday
Posted: 3 days ago
Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Resource Group
Salary: £35-42K + 20% Pension & Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £75,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago