Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
UK
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 317 208 196
Rank change year-on-year -109 -12 -44
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 1812 3008 3761
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.01% 1.63% 1.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.23% 6.25% 6.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1475 2527 3263
UK median annual salary £40,500 £40,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.25% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,500 £38,625 £37,500
% change year-on-year -0.32% +3.00% -

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 42793 48164 59160
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.82% 26.06% 27.43%
Number of salaries quoted 32929 38498 47469
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,101
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 -106 1707 £41,500 -1.19% 110
UK excluding London -98 1255 £38,500 -0.32% 80
London -73 544 £51,500 -6.36% 35
North of England -97 326 £35,000 -6.67% 23
South East -101 293 £37,500 -8.54% 22
Midlands -47 271 £40,000 +2.56% 15
West Midlands -29 203 £40,000 +5.26% 14
North West -61 156 £35,000 - 14
Yorkshire -90 141 £35,500 -5.33% 6
South West -64 139 £40,000 +6.67% 9
East of England -67 136 £38,500 +10.00% 5
East Midlands -29 68 £37,500 -5.06% 1
Scotland -33 48 £42,500 +18.06% 6
North East +10 29 £40,000 +14.29% 3
Wales -45 28 £40,000 +14.29%
Isle of Man - 15 £40,000 -
Northern Ireland -23 7 - -

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 955 (52.70%) Agile Software Development
2 816 (45.03%) Test Automation
3 721 (39.79%) ISTQB
4 598 (33.00%) Finance
5 497 (27.43%) QA
6 461 (25.44%) Software Testing
7 425 (23.45%) SQL
8 414 (22.85%) Degree
9 412 (22.74%) Test Scripting
10 410 (22.63%) Selenium
11 378 (20.86%) Business Analysis
12 325 (17.94%) User Acceptance Testing
13 302 (16.67%) Scrum
14 293 (16.17%) SDLC
15 287 (15.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 264 (14.57%) Test Strategy
17 261 (14.40%) Analytical Skills
18 234 (12.91%) JIRA
19 229 (12.64%) Regression Testing
20 224 (12.36%) C#
21 220 (12.14%) Manual Testing
22 216 (11.92%) Microsoft
23 214 (11.81%) Java
24 208 (11.48%) Project Management
25 199 (10.98%) Waterfall
26 195 (10.76%) BDD
26 195 (10.76%) Stakeholder Management
27 191 (10.54%) Cucumber
28 178 (9.82%) Test Management
29 174 (9.60%) PRINCE2

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 45 (2.48%) Confluence
2 23 (1.27%) CMS
2 23 (1.27%) SharePoint
3 15 (0.83%) Apache Spark
4 9 (0.50%) IIS
5 6 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (0.22%) Apache
6 4 (0.22%) Drupal
6 4 (0.22%) EPiServer
7 3 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (0.17%) IBM Domino
7 3 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.17%) Umbraco
7 3 (0.17%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (0.11%) Tuxedo
8 2 (0.11%) WordPress
9 1 (0.055%) Tomcat
Applications
1 92 (5.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 82 (4.53%) Microsoft Office
3 38 (2.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 36 (1.99%) MS Visio
5 33 (1.82%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.39%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.17%) Mingle
8 1 (0.055%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 23 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
2 18 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.55%) Magento
4 7 (0.39%) Adobe Campaign
5 4 (0.22%) Unica
6 3 (0.17%) CA PPM
6 3 (0.17%) Eloqua
6 3 (0.17%) HFM
6 3 (0.17%) Hyperion Enterprise
6 3 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.17%) SessionCam
6 3 (0.17%) Social Studio
6 3 (0.17%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.11%) Actimize
7 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.11%) LatentZero
7 2 (0.11%) Northgate Housing
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.11%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 53 (2.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (1.99%) SaaS
3 25 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (1.05%) IaaS
4 19 (1.05%) PaaS
5 11 (0.61%) Office 365
6 6 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (0.28%) GitHub
8 4 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.22%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
9 3 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.11%) Basecamp
10 2 (0.11%) BrowserStack
10 2 (0.11%) Google Play
10 2 (0.11%) npm
11 1 (0.055%) IBM Blueworks
11 1 (0.055%) Slack
11 1 (0.055%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 30 (1.66%) SMS
2 23 (1.27%) Internet
3 14 (0.77%) Intranet
4 10 (0.55%) SSL
5 7 (0.39%) VoIP
6 6 (0.33%) Firewall
7 5 (0.28%) HTTP
7 5 (0.28%) NetScaler
7 5 (0.28%) TETRA
8 4 (0.22%) ATM
8 4 (0.22%) SSH
9 3 (0.17%) DNS
10 2 (0.11%) Cisco IPT
10 2 (0.11%) Extranet
10 2 (0.11%) FTP
10 2 (0.11%) NGN
10 2 (0.11%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.11%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.11%) VLAN
10 2 (0.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (5.74%) SQL Server
2 53 (2.92%) Big Data
3 35 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
4 26 (1.43%) MySQL
5 21 (1.16%) Hadoop
6 17 (0.94%) Relational Database
7 15 (0.83%) Oracle Database
8 13 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (0.55%) NoSQL
9 10 (0.55%) Power BI
10 8 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
10 8 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (0.22%) BigQuery
12 4 (0.22%) Blockchain
12 4 (0.22%) SQL Server 2014
13 3 (0.17%) Azure SQL Database
13 3 (0.17%) Mixpanel
14 2 (0.11%) MongoDB
14 2 (0.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 410 (22.63%) Selenium
2 234 (12.91%) JIRA
3 191 (10.54%) Cucumber
4 133 (7.34%) WebDriver
5 108 (5.96%) Jenkins
6 107 (5.91%) SoapUI
7 106 (5.85%) HP UFT
8 92 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
9 78 (4.30%) Git (software)
10 74 (4.08%) SpecFlow
11 55 (3.04%) JMeter
12 45 (2.48%) Visual Studio
13 41 (2.26%) LoadRunner
14 35 (1.93%) TestRail
15 27 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 26 (1.43%) Zephyr
17 22 (1.21%) NUnit
18 20 (1.10%) Appium
18 20 (1.10%) Gatling
18 20 (1.10%) TeamCity
General
1 598 (33.00%) Finance
2 149 (8.22%) Retail
3 106 (5.85%) Banking
4 79 (4.36%) Telecoms
5 62 (3.42%) Marketing
6 56 (3.09%) Legal
7 39 (2.15%) Back Office
8 36 (1.99%) Games
9 32 (1.77%) Law
10 26 (1.43%) Manufacturing
11 22 (1.21%) Advertising
12 19 (1.05%) Automotive
12 19 (1.05%) Investment Banking
13 18 (0.99%) Electronics
14 17 (0.94%) Retail Banking
15 12 (0.66%) Publishing
16 10 (0.55%) Financial Institution
17 6 (0.33%) Aerospace
18 5 (0.28%) Billing
19 4 (0.22%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 942 (51.99%) Analyst
2 464 (25.61%) Test Analyst
3 402 (22.19%) Business Analyst
4 285 (15.73%) Tester
5 173 (9.55%) Test Engineer
6 137 (7.56%) Senior Analyst
7 124 (6.84%) Software Tester
8 94 (5.19%) Test Leader
9 85 (4.69%) QA Analyst
10 83 (4.58%) Automation Tester
11 79 (4.36%) Test Manager
12 76 (4.19%) Software Analyst
13 64 (3.53%) Automation Test Analyst
13 64 (3.53%) Financial Analyst
13 64 (3.53%) Senior Business Analyst
13 64 (3.53%) Senior Test Analyst
14 63 (3.48%) Test Automation Engineer
15 62 (3.42%) Service Analyst
16 60 (3.31%) QA Engineer
17 57 (3.15%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (6.40%) XML
2 111 (6.13%) SOAP
3 106 (5.85%) .NET
4 95 (5.24%) Web Services
5 59 (3.26%) Gherkin
6 58 (3.20%) HTML
7 46 (2.54%) REST
8 41 (2.26%) CSS
9 38 (2.10%) JSON
10 21 (1.16%) Flash
11 18 (0.99%) RESTful
12 17 (0.94%) Behat
13 16 (0.88%) AngularJS
14 14 (0.77%) Middleware
14 14 (0.77%) Node.js
15 12 (0.66%) React
16 11 (0.61%) WSDL
17 10 (0.55%) ASP.NET
18 9 (0.50%) HTML5
18 9 (0.50%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 261 (14.40%) Analytical Skills
2 94 (5.19%) Computer Science
3 49 (2.70%) Mobile App
4 42 (2.32%) User Experience
5 40 (2.21%) Data Centre
6 36 (1.99%) Management Information System
7 34 (1.88%) Smart Meter
8 30 (1.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 27 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
10 24 (1.32%) Fintech
11 22 (1.21%) Virtual Team
12 17 (0.94%) Smart Energy
13 15 (0.83%) Driving Licence
14 12 (0.66%) Reference Data
15 10 (0.55%) Client/Server
16 9 (0.50%) Greenfield Project
17 8 (0.44%) Analytical Mindset
17 8 (0.44%) CMDB
17 8 (0.44%) Derivative
17 8 (0.44%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 151 (8.33%) Windows
2 74 (4.08%) Linux
3 54 (2.98%) Unix
4 27 (1.49%) Android
4 27 (1.49%) Apple iOS
5 11 (0.61%) Solaris
5 11 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.33%) Windows 10
7 6 (0.33%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.17%) Kali Linux
8 3 (0.17%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.17%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.11%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.055%) CentOS
10 1 (0.055%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.055%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 955 (52.70%) Agile Software Development
2 816 (45.03%) Test Automation
3 461 (25.44%) Software Testing
4 412 (22.74%) Test Scripting
5 378 (20.86%) Business Analysis
6 325 (17.94%) User Acceptance Testing
7 302 (16.67%) Scrum
8 293 (16.17%) SDLC
9 264 (14.57%) Test Strategy
10 229 (12.64%) Regression Testing
11 220 (12.14%) Manual Testing
12 208 (11.48%) Project Management
13 199 (10.98%) Waterfall
14 195 (10.76%) BDD
14 195 (10.76%) Stakeholder Management
15 178 (9.82%) Test Management
16 174 (9.60%) PRINCE2
17 153 (8.44%) Scenario Testing
18 144 (7.95%) TDD
19 137 (7.56%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 425 (23.45%) SQL
2 224 (12.36%) C#
3 214 (11.81%) Java
4 86 (4.75%) JavaScript
5 77 (4.25%) Python
6 67 (3.70%) Ruby
7 50 (2.76%) T-SQL
8 30 (1.66%) C
9 28 (1.55%) PHP
10 17 (0.94%) Bash Shell
10 17 (0.94%) VB.NET
11 16 (0.88%) Scala
12 15 (0.83%) Perl
13 11 (0.61%) C++
13 11 (0.61%) PL/SQL
14 10 (0.55%) VBScript
15 8 (0.44%) Groovy
16 7 (0.39%) XPath
17 6 (0.33%) VB
18 5 (0.28%) R
Qualifications
1 721 (39.79%) ISTQB
2 414 (22.85%) Degree
3 287 (15.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 74 (4.08%) Computer Science Degree
5 73 (4.03%) Security Cleared
6 54 (2.98%) ISEB Practitioner
7 42 (2.32%) IIBA
7 42 (2.32%) SC Cleared
8 35 (1.93%) CBAP
9 29 (1.60%) PMI Certification
10 26 (1.43%) CISSP
11 23 (1.27%) PMP
12 19 (1.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 18 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 17 (0.94%) CISM
15 16 (0.88%) CEH
15 16 (0.88%) CISA
16 15 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
16 15 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
16 15 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 497 (27.43%) QA
2 28 (1.55%) SLA
3 26 (1.43%) GDPR
4 19 (1.05%) PMO
5 18 (0.99%) Data Quality
6 16 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 16 (0.88%) Solvency II
7 14 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 14 (0.77%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.39%) PSD2
9 6 (0.33%) GPG13
9 6 (0.33%) ISO 9000
10 3 (0.17%) GMP
10 3 (0.17%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.11%) ISO 22301
11 2 (0.11%) MiFID
11 2 (0.11%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.055%) COBIT
System Software
1 22 (1.21%) Docker
2 13 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.44%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.11%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 106 (5.85%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.61%) Marathon
2 11 (0.61%) Mesos
3 9 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.22%) HP SiteScope
5 3 (0.17%) Puppet
5 3 (0.17%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.11%) SCCM
6 2 (0.11%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.055%) Ansible
7 1 (0.055%) CSIRT
7 1 (0.055%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 216 (11.92%) Microsoft
2 144 (7.95%) HP
3 93 (5.13%) Oracle
4 36 (1.99%) Cadence
5 28 (1.55%) SAP
6 25 (1.38%) Informatica
7 23 (1.27%) Google
7 23 (1.27%) IBM
8 18 (0.99%) Twitter
9 16 (0.88%) Cognos
10 14 (0.77%) Remedy
10 14 (0.77%) VMware
11 13 (0.72%) Citrix
12 12 (0.66%) Capita
12 12 (0.66%) Cloudera
12 12 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
13 11 (0.61%) EMC
13 11 (0.61%) NetApp
14 10 (0.55%) Cisco
15 9 (0.50%) Adobe