Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
UK
6 months to
26 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 291 207 196
Rank change year-on-year -84 -11 -35
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 2047 3165 3836
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.15% 1.64% 1.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.74% 6.22% 6.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1670 2645 3319
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £28,225 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,550 £62,500 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +1.35%

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 43164 50873 60082
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.33% 26.39% 27.42%
Number of salaries quoted 33108 41054 48068
UK median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.11% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -82 1935 £42,500 +6.25% 80
UK excluding London -80 1411 £40,000 +6.67% 60
London -24 620 £55,000 - 25
North of England -69 399 £36,689 +4.83% 23
South East -98 321 £37,500 -6.25% 14
Midlands -57 267 £40,000 +6.67% 8
West Midlands -26 209 £40,000 +14.29% 5
Yorkshire -69 205 £40,500 +15.71% 7
South West -32 188 £40,000 -5.88% 5
North West -45 181 £35,000 +4.48% 15
East of England -62 142 £38,500 +10.00% 5
East Midlands -45 58 £37,500 -3.85% 2
Scotland -32 42 £55,000 +52.78% 5
Wales -39 38 £40,000 +14.29%
Isle of Man - 15 £40,000 -
North East 0 13 £35,500 +1.43% 1
Northern Ireland -17 13 - -

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 1090 (53.25%) Agile Software Development
2 918 (44.85%) Test Automation
3 876 (42.79%) ISTQB
4 687 (33.56%) Finance
5 530 (25.89%) QA
6 496 (24.23%) SQL
7 487 (23.79%) Degree
8 478 (23.35%) Test Scripting
9 471 (23.01%) Selenium
10 459 (22.42%) Software Testing
11 411 (20.08%) Business Analysis
12 351 (17.15%) User Acceptance Testing
13 336 (16.41%) SDLC
14 317 (15.49%) Scrum
15 315 (15.39%) Java
16 308 (15.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 279 (13.63%) Test Strategy
18 267 (13.04%) C#
19 259 (12.65%) Analytical Skills
20 252 (12.31%) JIRA
20 252 (12.31%) Stakeholder Management
21 247 (12.07%) Microsoft
22 246 (12.02%) Waterfall
23 236 (11.53%) Manual Testing
24 235 (11.48%) Cucumber
25 228 (11.14%) BDD
26 227 (11.09%) Project Management
27 211 (10.31%) Regression Testing
28 191 (9.33%) Windows
29 190 (9.28%) Retail

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 37 (1.81%) Confluence
2 33 (1.61%) CMS
3 30 (1.47%) SharePoint
4 16 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 11 (0.54%) Apache Spark
5 11 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
6 9 (0.44%) EPiServer
7 8 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 6 (0.29%) IIS
9 5 (0.24%) Oracle Service Bus
10 4 (0.20%) Apache
10 4 (0.20%) Umbraco
10 4 (0.20%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.098%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.098%) Tuxedo
11 2 (0.098%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.049%) Alfresco
12 1 (0.049%) ATG Dynamo
12 1 (0.049%) Mule
12 1 (0.049%) Tomcat
Applications
1 107 (5.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 84 (4.10%) Microsoft Office
3 45 (2.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 40 (1.95%) MS Visio
5 34 (1.66%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.15%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.098%) Mingle
8 1 (0.049%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 20 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.44%) Magento
3 9 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.39%) Eloqua
4 8 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
4 8 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
4 8 (0.39%) SessionCam
4 8 (0.39%) Social Studio
5 7 (0.34%) Adobe Campaign
6 6 (0.29%) HFM
6 6 (0.29%) Hyperion Enterprise
6 6 (0.29%) IntelliMatch
6 6 (0.29%) thinkFolio
7 5 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.24%) LatentZero
8 4 (0.20%) Markit EDM
8 4 (0.20%) Unica
9 3 (0.15%) Eagle PACE
9 3 (0.15%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 69 (3.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (1.66%) SaaS
3 25 (1.22%) IaaS
3 25 (1.22%) PaaS
4 24 (1.17%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (0.39%) Adobe Analytics
5 8 (0.39%) Google Analytics
5 8 (0.39%) Office 365
6 7 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.15%) GitHub
9 1 (0.049%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.049%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.27%) SMS
2 24 (1.17%) Internet
3 19 (0.93%) VoIP
4 18 (0.88%) SSL
5 12 (0.59%) NetScaler
6 10 (0.49%) DNS
6 10 (0.49%) Firewall
7 9 (0.44%) Intranet
7 9 (0.44%) Unified Communications
8 7 (0.34%) LDAP
9 6 (0.29%) HTTP
9 6 (0.29%) PuTTY
10 4 (0.20%) SSH
11 3 (0.15%) ATM
11 3 (0.15%) Cisco IPT
11 3 (0.15%) VPN
12 2 (0.098%) MPLS
12 2 (0.098%) NGN
12 2 (0.098%) SAN
12 2 (0.098%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (5.18%) SQL Server
2 59 (2.88%) Big Data
3 50 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
4 35 (1.71%) Relational Database
5 25 (1.22%) Power BI
6 19 (0.93%) MySQL
6 19 (0.93%) Oracle Database
7 18 (0.88%) Hadoop
8 15 (0.73%) NoSQL
9 10 (0.49%) MongoDB
10 9 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
10 9 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (0.39%) Mixpanel
12 7 (0.34%) DB2
12 7 (0.34%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.24%) Blockchain
13 5 (0.24%) SQL Server 2014
14 4 (0.20%) BigQuery
14 4 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
15 3 (0.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 471 (23.01%) Selenium
2 252 (12.31%) JIRA
3 235 (11.48%) Cucumber
4 144 (7.03%) Jenkins
5 142 (6.94%) HP UFT
6 123 (6.01%) WebDriver
7 119 (5.81%) Team Foundation Server
8 93 (4.54%) JMeter
9 84 (4.10%) SoapUI
10 82 (4.01%) LoadRunner
11 81 (3.96%) SpecFlow
12 72 (3.52%) Git (software)
13 56 (2.74%) Visual Studio
14 43 (2.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 37 (1.81%) Gatling
16 31 (1.51%) JUnit
16 31 (1.51%) TestRail
17 24 (1.17%) TestNG
18 23 (1.12%) Appium
19 21 (1.03%) TeamCity
General
1 687 (33.56%) Finance
2 190 (9.28%) Retail
3 140 (6.84%) Banking
4 107 (5.23%) Telecoms
5 80 (3.91%) Marketing
6 64 (3.13%) Legal
7 44 (2.15%) Law
8 37 (1.81%) Back Office
9 36 (1.76%) Advertising
10 35 (1.71%) Games
11 27 (1.32%) Automotive
11 27 (1.32%) Manufacturing
12 25 (1.22%) Investment Banking
13 24 (1.17%) Electronics
13 24 (1.17%) Financial Institution
14 19 (0.93%) Publishing
15 14 (0.68%) Retail Banking
16 13 (0.64%) Aerospace
17 7 (0.34%) Billing
17 7 (0.34%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1130 (55.20%) Analyst
2 573 (27.99%) Test Analyst
3 475 (23.20%) Business Analyst
4 237 (11.58%) Tester
5 214 (10.45%) Test Engineer
6 136 (6.64%) Senior Analyst
7 113 (5.52%) Automation Test Analyst
8 108 (5.28%) Software Analyst
9 106 (5.18%) Test Leader
10 104 (5.08%) IT Analyst
11 103 (5.03%) Software Tester
12 102 (4.98%) Test Automation Engineer
13 94 (4.59%) Test Manager
14 85 (4.15%) Business IT Analyst
15 84 (4.10%) Software Test Analyst
16 83 (4.05%) IT Business Analyst
17 80 (3.91%) Automation Tester
17 80 (3.91%) QA Analyst
18 74 (3.62%) Financial Analyst
18 74 (3.62%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (7.33%) .NET
2 138 (6.74%) XML
3 111 (5.42%) SOAP
4 100 (4.89%) Web Services
5 77 (3.76%) HTML
6 69 (3.37%) REST
7 56 (2.74%) Gherkin
8 30 (1.47%) CSS
9 24 (1.17%) JSON
10 22 (1.07%) Middleware
11 19 (0.93%) Flash
12 16 (0.78%) .NET Framework
12 16 (0.78%) Behat
13 14 (0.68%) AngularJS
13 14 (0.68%) React
14 10 (0.49%) DOM
14 10 (0.49%) HTML5
14 10 (0.49%) Node.js
14 10 (0.49%) RESTful
14 10 (0.49%) XBRL
Miscellaneous
1 259 (12.65%) Analytical Skills
2 99 (4.84%) Computer Science
3 46 (2.25%) Management Information System
4 41 (2.00%) User Experience
5 40 (1.95%) Data Centre
5 40 (1.95%) Mobile App
6 31 (1.51%) Smart Meter
7 30 (1.47%) Virtual Team
8 28 (1.37%) Fintech
9 25 (1.22%) Derivative
9 25 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
10 22 (1.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 18 (0.88%) Reference Data
12 17 (0.83%) Fixed Income
13 16 (0.78%) Client/Server
14 15 (0.73%) Smart Energy
15 13 (0.64%) CMDB
15 13 (0.64%) Credit Derivative
15 13 (0.64%) Cyber Defence
15 13 (0.64%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 191 (9.33%) Windows
2 110 (5.37%) Linux
3 79 (3.86%) Unix
4 24 (1.17%) Solaris
5 23 (1.12%) Android
5 23 (1.12%) Apple iOS
6 14 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (0.68%) Windows Server
7 12 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.20%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.20%) Windows Phone
8 4 (0.20%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.15%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.049%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.049%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1090 (53.25%) Agile Software Development
2 918 (44.85%) Test Automation
3 478 (23.35%) Test Scripting
4 459 (22.42%) Software Testing
5 411 (20.08%) Business Analysis
6 351 (17.15%) User Acceptance Testing
7 336 (16.41%) SDLC
8 317 (15.49%) Scrum
9 279 (13.63%) Test Strategy
10 252 (12.31%) Stakeholder Management
11 246 (12.02%) Waterfall
12 236 (11.53%) Manual Testing
13 228 (11.14%) BDD
14 227 (11.09%) Project Management
15 211 (10.31%) Regression Testing
16 174 (8.50%) PRINCE2
17 170 (8.30%) TDD
18 166 (8.11%) User Stories
19 165 (8.06%) Test Management
20 164 (8.01%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 496 (24.23%) SQL
2 315 (15.39%) Java
3 267 (13.04%) C#
4 109 (5.32%) Python
5 90 (4.40%) Ruby
6 82 (4.01%) JavaScript
7 53 (2.59%) C
8 50 (2.44%) C++
9 47 (2.30%) T-SQL
10 27 (1.32%) Perl
11 22 (1.07%) VB.NET
12 19 (0.93%) VB
13 15 (0.73%) PHP
13 15 (0.73%) Scala
13 15 (0.73%) VBScript
14 14 (0.68%) Bash Shell
15 10 (0.49%) PL/SQL
16 8 (0.39%) XPath
17 7 (0.34%) R
17 7 (0.34%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 876 (42.79%) ISTQB
2 487 (23.79%) Degree
3 308 (15.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 109 (5.32%) Security Cleared
5 78 (3.81%) Computer Science Degree
6 62 (3.03%) ISEB Practitioner
7 53 (2.59%) CBAP
8 43 (2.10%) SC Cleared
9 41 (2.00%) PMI Certification
10 40 (1.95%) IIBA
11 38 (1.86%) DV Cleared
12 35 (1.71%) PMP
13 29 (1.42%) CISSP
14 26 (1.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 21 (1.03%) CISA
16 19 (0.93%) CISM
17 16 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
17 16 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 10 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 8 (0.39%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 530 (25.89%) QA
2 32 (1.56%) SLA
3 23 (1.12%) GDPR
4 19 (0.93%) PMO
5 16 (0.78%) PCI DSS
6 15 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 14 (0.68%) Data Quality
8 11 (0.54%) Solvency II
9 8 (0.39%) ISO 9001
9 8 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 6 (0.29%) GPG13
11 5 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 19770
11 5 (0.24%) MiFID
12 4 (0.20%) COBIT
12 4 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 3 (0.15%) BS7799
13 3 (0.15%) EMIR
13 3 (0.15%) GMP
13 3 (0.15%) HL7
13 3 (0.15%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 25 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (0.73%) Active Directory
3 14 (0.68%) Docker
4 11 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
5 10 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.098%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 96 (4.69%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.44%) Puppet
3 7 (0.34%) Marathon
3 7 (0.34%) Mesos
3 7 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (0.34%) SCVMM
4 4 (0.20%) HP SiteScope
5 2 (0.098%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 247 (12.07%) Microsoft
2 162 (7.91%) Oracle
3 153 (7.47%) HP
4 55 (2.69%) SAP
5 48 (2.34%) Cadence
6 31 (1.51%) IBM
7 30 (1.47%) Cisco
8 27 (1.32%) VMware
9 22 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
10 21 (1.03%) Citrix
11 18 (0.88%) Remedy
12 17 (0.83%) hybris
12 17 (0.83%) Tableau
13 16 (0.78%) EMC
13 16 (0.78%) NetApp
14 14 (0.68%) Red Hat
15 13 (0.64%) BMC
15 13 (0.64%) CA
15 13 (0.64%) CheckPoint
15 13 (0.64%) Google