Period
to 15 January 2019

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 15 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
UK
6 months to
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 328 328 213
Rank change year-on-year 0 -115 -18
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 1,451 1,658 2,855
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.96% 0.96% 1.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.98% 4.04% 6.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1,133 1,357 2,390
UK median annual salary £47,000 £40,500 £41,659
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.05% -2.78% +4.15%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,500 £38,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year +12.99% -2.53% +5.33%

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 36,446 40,999 45,332
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.11% 23.79% 25.88%
Number of salaries quoted 26,670 31,809 36,005
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 15 January 2019.

Salary histogram for ISEB in the UK

ISEB
Top 16 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 15 January 2019. 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 +6 1,390 £47,500 +14.46% 168
UK excluding London +3 997 £43,500 +12.99% 144
London -6 442 £55,000 +10.00% 39
South East +39 326 £47,500 +23.38% 43
Midlands +23 233 £41,750 +11.33% 28
West Midlands +48 201 £40,000 - 18
North of England -31 194 £40,000 +11.11% 37
East of England +36 114 £45,000 +12.50% 7
North West +8 113 £40,000 +14.29% 18
South West -17 101 £45,000 +12.50% 15
Yorkshire -14 78 £41,250 +14.58% 15
Scotland -9 31 £34,750 -13.13% 9
East Midlands -17 30 £50,000 +33.33% 10
Wales -2 12 £29,129 -10.37% 4
Northern Ireland -6 4 £40,000 -
North East -24 3 £27,500 -31.25% 4

For the 6 months to 15 January 2019, 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.

1 898 (61.89%) Agile Software Development
2 615 (42.38%) ISTQB
3 586 (40.39%) Test Automation
4 475 (32.74%) Finance
5 371 (25.57%) QA
6 348 (23.98%) SQL
7 329 (22.67%) Business Analysis
8 323 (22.26%) Selenium
9 312 (21.50%) Waterfall
10 305 (21.02%) Software Testing
11 287 (19.78%) Stakeholder Management
12 280 (19.30%) SDLC
13 272 (18.75%) Test Scripting
14 270 (18.61%) Scrum
15 241 (16.61%) Degree
16 236 (16.26%) Analytical Skills
17 230 (15.85%) User Acceptance Testing
18 229 (15.78%) Project Management
19 209 (14.40%) JIRA
20 198 (13.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 193 (13.30%) C#
22 189 (13.03%) Test Strategy
23 188 (12.96%) ITIL
24 185 (12.75%) Java
25 184 (12.68%) Manual Testing
26 180 (12.41%) Microsoft
27 170 (11.72%) Regression Testing
28 167 (11.51%) Change Management
29 166 (11.44%) User Stories
30 157 (10.82%) 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 45 (3.10%) Confluence
2 28 (1.93%) SharePoint
3 13 (0.90%) WebSphere
4 11 (0.76%) CMS
5 10 (0.69%) SAS
6 9 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (0.48%) Liferay
8 5 (0.34%) EPiServer
9 4 (0.28%) IIS
9 4 (0.28%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.21%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.14%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.14%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.069%) Apache
12 1 (0.069%) CICS
12 1 (0.069%) ColdFusion
12 1 (0.069%) Drupal
12 1 (0.069%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 82 (5.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 64 (4.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 61 (4.20%) Microsoft Office
4 21 (1.45%) MS Visio
5 19 (1.31%) Microsoft Project
6 12 (0.83%) Mingle
7 9 (0.62%) Open Workbench
8 7 (0.48%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.55%) SAP S/4HANA
4 6 (0.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 5 (0.34%) Markit EDM
5 5 (0.34%) SAP CO
5 5 (0.34%) SAP FI
5 5 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
5 5 (0.34%) SAP MM
5 5 (0.34%) SAP R/3
5 5 (0.34%) SAP SD
6 4 (0.28%) SAP FI-CA
6 4 (0.28%) SAP PSCD
7 2 (0.14%) Postilion
8 1 (0.069%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.069%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.069%) Northgate Housing
8 1 (0.069%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.069%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 58 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (2.21%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (1.59%) SaaS
4 19 (1.31%) IaaS
4 19 (1.31%) PaaS
5 15 (1.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 12 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
6 12 (0.83%) BrowserStack
6 12 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (0.69%) GitHub
8 9 (0.62%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 9 (0.62%) Amazon S3
8 9 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
8 9 (0.62%) AWS CloudTrail
8 9 (0.62%) AWS CodePipeline
8 9 (0.62%) AWS Lambda
8 9 (0.62%) CloudFront
8 9 (0.62%) IBM Cloud
8 9 (0.62%) Serverless
8 9 (0.62%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.10%) Firewall
1 16 (1.10%) GSM
1 16 (1.10%) LTE
2 14 (0.96%) HTTP
3 13 (0.90%) 3G
3 13 (0.90%) FTP
4 9 (0.62%) 4G
4 9 (0.62%) GPRS
4 9 (0.62%) PSTN
5 7 (0.48%) CDMA
5 7 (0.48%) UMTS
6 6 (0.41%) Broadband
7 4 (0.28%) ATM
7 4 (0.28%) Bluetooth
7 4 (0.28%) Internet
7 4 (0.28%) SMS
8 3 (0.21%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.21%) TETRA
9 2 (0.14%) Intranet
9 2 (0.14%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (6.75%) SQL Server
2 48 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
3 26 (1.79%) Big Data
4 18 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (1.17%) DB2
6 16 (1.10%) Relational Database
7 15 (1.03%) Power BI
7 15 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (0.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 8 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (0.48%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (0.28%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.28%) MySQL
12 4 (0.28%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
13 2 (0.14%) SQL Server 2012
14 1 (0.069%) Apache Hive
14 1 (0.069%) Azure SQL Database
14 1 (0.069%) HBase
Development Applications
1 323 (22.26%) Selenium
2 209 (14.40%) JIRA
3 111 (7.65%) Cucumber
4 86 (5.93%) SpecFlow
5 83 (5.72%) Team Foundation Server
6 76 (5.24%) WebDriver
7 75 (5.17%) HP UFT
8 66 (4.55%) JMeter
9 62 (4.27%) Visual Studio
10 57 (3.93%) Jenkins
11 50 (3.45%) SoapUI
11 50 (3.45%) Visual Studio Team System
12 48 (3.31%) LoadRunner
13 37 (2.55%) Appium
14 35 (2.41%) Git (software)
15 23 (1.59%) Zephyr
16 21 (1.45%) JUnit
17 20 (1.38%) NUnit
17 20 (1.38%) TestNG
18 19 (1.31%) TestComplete
General
1 475 (32.74%) Finance
2 157 (10.82%) Retail
3 93 (6.41%) Telecoms
4 75 (5.17%) Advertising
5 64 (4.41%) Banking
6 43 (2.96%) Law
7 33 (2.27%) Legal
8 29 (2.00%) Publishing
9 17 (1.17%) Billing
10 15 (1.03%) Games
11 14 (0.96%) Marketing
12 13 (0.90%) Retail Banking
13 10 (0.69%) Back Office
14 9 (0.62%) Investment Banking
15 5 (0.34%) Local Government
15 5 (0.34%) Manufacturing
16 4 (0.28%) Front Office
17 3 (0.21%) Electronics
17 3 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
18 1 (0.069%) Military
Job Titles
1 775 (53.41%) Analyst
2 354 (24.40%) Test Analyst
3 349 (24.05%) Business Analyst
4 173 (11.92%) Tester
5 167 (11.51%) Senior Analyst
6 122 (8.41%) Senior Business Analyst
7 108 (7.44%) Test Engineer
8 97 (6.69%) Automation Test Analyst
9 91 (6.27%) Lead Business Analyst
10 88 (6.06%) Automation Tester
11 85 (5.86%) Test Manager
12 82 (5.65%) Software Analyst
13 63 (4.34%) Consultant
14 59 (4.07%) QA Engineer
15 55 (3.79%) Developer
16 54 (3.72%) Delivery Manager
16 54 (3.72%) Test Automation Engineer
16 54 (3.72%) Test Leader
17 53 (3.65%) Architect
18 52 (3.58%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (7.17%) .NET
2 94 (6.48%) Gherkin
3 84 (5.79%) Web Services
4 76 (5.24%) XML
5 30 (2.07%) SOAP
6 25 (1.72%) REST
7 24 (1.65%) AngularJS
8 21 (1.45%) HTML
9 19 (1.31%) JSON
10 17 (1.17%) .NET Framework
11 14 (0.96%) JDBC
12 13 (0.90%) CSS
13 11 (0.76%) Middleware
14 9 (0.62%) EDI
14 9 (0.62%) Node.js
14 9 (0.62%) SAML
15 8 (0.55%) Java EE
15 8 (0.55%) Spring
16 7 (0.48%) Hibernate
16 7 (0.48%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 236 (16.26%) Analytical Skills
2 92 (6.34%) Management Information System
3 63 (4.34%) FMCG
4 61 (4.20%) Data Centre
5 48 (3.31%) Self-Motivation
6 47 (3.24%) Mobile App
7 37 (2.55%) Fintech
8 28 (1.93%) User Experience
9 19 (1.31%) Smart Meter
10 16 (1.10%) CMDB
11 14 (0.96%) AS400
11 14 (0.96%) Client/Server
11 14 (0.96%) NHS
12 13 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (0.83%) Virtual Team
14 11 (0.76%) Analytical Mindset
15 9 (0.62%) Blackberry
15 9 (0.62%) Derivative
15 9 (0.62%) Microsoft Licensing
16 8 (0.55%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 67 (4.62%) Windows
2 39 (2.69%) Linux
3 26 (1.79%) Unix
4 20 (1.38%) Android
5 14 (0.96%) Apple iOS
6 8 (0.55%) Windows Server
7 7 (0.48%) CentOS
7 7 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.14%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.069%) AIX
10 1 (0.069%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.069%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.069%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 898 (61.89%) Agile Software Development
2 586 (40.39%) Test Automation
3 329 (22.67%) Business Analysis
4 312 (21.50%) Waterfall
5 305 (21.02%) Software Testing
6 287 (19.78%) Stakeholder Management
7 280 (19.30%) SDLC
8 272 (18.75%) Test Scripting
9 270 (18.61%) Scrum
10 230 (15.85%) User Acceptance Testing
11 229 (15.78%) Project Management
12 189 (13.03%) Test Strategy
13 188 (12.96%) ITIL
14 184 (12.68%) Manual Testing
15 170 (11.72%) Regression Testing
16 167 (11.51%) Change Management
17 166 (11.44%) User Stories
18 149 (10.27%) Continuous Improvement
19 146 (10.06%) Problem-Solving
20 135 (9.30%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 348 (23.98%) SQL
2 193 (13.30%) C#
3 185 (12.75%) Java
4 77 (5.31%) Python
5 71 (4.89%) JavaScript
6 29 (2.00%) C++
7 25 (1.72%) VB
8 21 (1.45%) T-SQL
9 17 (1.17%) Bash Shell
9 17 (1.17%) Ruby
10 14 (0.96%) Groovy
11 13 (0.90%) PowerShell
12 12 (0.83%) C
12 12 (0.83%) PHP
13 11 (0.76%) TypeScript
14 9 (0.62%) VBA
15 7 (0.48%) Shell Script
15 7 (0.48%) VB.NET
16 6 (0.41%) VBScript
17 3 (0.21%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 615 (42.38%) ISTQB
2 241 (16.61%) Degree
3 198 (13.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 67 (4.62%) Security Cleared
5 52 (3.58%) SC Cleared
6 50 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
6 50 (3.45%) IIBA
7 46 (3.17%) ISEB Practitioner
8 31 (2.14%) PMP
9 29 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 28 (1.93%) DV Cleared
11 26 (1.79%) CBAP
12 23 (1.59%) PMI Certification
13 22 (1.52%) CEH
14 19 (1.31%) CISSP
15 17 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
16 16 (1.10%) CompTIA Security+
17 11 (0.76%) MCSA
17 11 (0.76%) MCSE
17 11 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 371 (25.57%) QA
2 103 (7.10%) GDPR
3 59 (4.07%) SLA
4 45 (3.10%) PMO
5 19 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 17 (1.17%) Data Quality
7 16 (1.10%) GPG13
8 13 (0.90%) ISO 9000
9 4 (0.28%) MiFID
10 3 (0.21%) P3O
11 1 (0.069%) COBIT
11 1 (0.069%) EMIR
11 1 (0.069%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.069%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 25 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
3 11 (0.76%) Active Directory
4 10 (0.69%) Docker
5 6 (0.41%) VirtualBox
6 4 (0.28%) Firmware
7 2 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.069%) ACF2
8 1 (0.069%) RACF
Systems Management
1 59 (4.07%) HP ALM
2 42 (2.89%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (0.69%) SCCM
4 9 (0.62%) AirWatch
4 9 (0.62%) Ansible
4 9 (0.62%) Kubernetes
4 9 (0.62%) Mesos
4 9 (0.62%) rkt
4 9 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
4 9 (0.62%) Terraform
5 6 (0.41%) HockeyApp
6 5 (0.34%) Automic
6 5 (0.34%) Dollar Universe
7 3 (0.21%) BladeLogic
7 3 (0.21%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.069%) Oozie
8 1 (0.069%) SCOM
Vendors
1 180 (12.41%) Microsoft
2 91 (6.27%) HP
3 45 (3.10%) SAP
4 44 (3.03%) Oracle
5 30 (2.07%) IBM
6 28 (1.93%) Remedy
7 26 (1.79%) VMware
8 21 (1.45%) Atlassian
8 21 (1.45%) CheckPoint
8 21 (1.45%) Citrix
9 20 (1.38%) NetApp
10 19 (1.31%) EMC
11 16 (1.10%) Cadence
12 12 (0.83%) Telerik
13 9 (0.62%) Apple
13 9 (0.62%) Casewise
13 9 (0.62%) MobileIron
13 9 (0.62%) Snow
14 8 (0.55%) Red Hat
15 7 (0.48%) Sage