Period
to 23 November 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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 320 207 197
Rank change year-on-year -113 -10 -41
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 1816 3122 3791
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.01% 1.64% 1.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.20% 6.28% 6.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1483 2627 3287
UK median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -

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 43221 49687 59678
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.99% 26.18% 27.44%
Number of salaries quoted 33227 39832 47689
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,969
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 23 November 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 23 November 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 -109 1702 £42,000 +2.44% 116
UK excluding London -99 1263 £40,000 +5.26% 90
London -73 540 £51,247 -6.82% 34
North of England -94 331 £35,000 -6.67% 27
South East -119 287 £38,500 -4.94% 21
Midlands -73 268 £40,000 +6.67% 20
West Midlands -39 199 £40,000 +11.11% 18
North West -67 162 £35,000 - 12
Yorkshire -93 148 £36,000 -4.00% 10
East of England -59 140 £38,500 +10.00% 9
South West -69 140 £40,000 +6.38% 4
East Midlands -46 69 £37,500 -5.06% 2
Scotland -14 52 £50,000 +42.86% 7
Wales -43 31 £40,000 +14.29% 2
North East +8 21 £40,000 +14.29% 5
Isle of Man - 15 £40,000 -
Northern Ireland -17 10 - -

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 947 (52.15%) Agile Software Development
2 830 (45.70%) Test Automation
3 736 (40.53%) ISTQB
4 606 (33.37%) Finance
5 510 (28.08%) QA
6 471 (25.94%) Software Testing
7 441 (24.28%) SQL
8 440 (24.23%) Degree
9 408 (22.47%) Test Scripting
10 406 (22.36%) Selenium
11 380 (20.93%) Business Analysis
12 323 (17.79%) User Acceptance Testing
13 301 (16.57%) SDLC
14 291 (16.02%) Scrum
15 278 (15.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 267 (14.70%) Test Strategy
17 266 (14.65%) Analytical Skills
18 235 (12.94%) C#
19 229 (12.61%) Java
20 228 (12.56%) Regression Testing
20 228 (12.56%) Manual Testing
21 222 (12.22%) JIRA
22 217 (11.95%) Microsoft
23 204 (11.23%) Stakeholder Management
24 202 (11.12%) Project Management
25 196 (10.79%) BDD
26 195 (10.74%) Cucumber
27 190 (10.46%) Waterfall
28 169 (9.31%) PRINCE2
28 169 (9.31%) Test Management

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 42 (2.31%) Confluence
2 24 (1.32%) CMS
2 24 (1.32%) SharePoint
3 15 (0.83%) Apache Spark
4 7 (0.39%) IIS
4 7 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (0.33%) EPiServer
6 5 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 5 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (0.22%) Apache
8 3 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.17%) IBM Domino
8 3 (0.17%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.17%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.11%) Drupal
9 2 (0.11%) Tuxedo
10 1 (0.055%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.055%) WebSphere
Applications
1 98 (5.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 86 (4.74%) Microsoft Office
3 40 (2.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 40 (2.20%) MS Visio
4 39 (2.15%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.17%) Chatbot
5 3 (0.17%) Mingle
6 1 (0.055%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 21 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
2 20 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.44%) Magento
4 7 (0.39%) Adobe Campaign
5 5 (0.28%) Eloqua
5 5 (0.28%) SessionCam
5 5 (0.28%) Social Studio
5 5 (0.28%) thinkFolio
6 4 (0.22%) HFM
6 4 (0.22%) Hyperion Enterprise
6 4 (0.22%) LatentZero
6 4 (0.22%) Unica
7 3 (0.17%) FastStats
7 3 (0.17%) Markit EDM
7 3 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.11%) Actimize
8 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.11%) Eagle PACE
8 2 (0.11%) Minerva
8 2 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 58 (3.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (2.15%) SaaS
3 27 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (1.21%) IaaS
4 22 (1.21%) PaaS
5 9 (0.50%) Office 365
6 6 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (0.33%) GitHub
6 6 (0.33%) Google Analytics
7 5 (0.28%) Adobe Analytics
8 4 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.11%) Google Play
11 1 (0.055%) BrowserStack
11 1 (0.055%) IBM Blueworks
11 1 (0.055%) Slack
11 1 (0.055%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.43%) SMS
2 20 (1.10%) Internet
3 15 (0.83%) Intranet
4 12 (0.66%) SSL
5 10 (0.55%) VoIP
6 8 (0.44%) NetScaler
7 7 (0.39%) Firewall
8 5 (0.28%) HTTP
8 5 (0.28%) TETRA
9 4 (0.22%) ATM
9 4 (0.22%) SSH
10 3 (0.17%) Cisco IPT
10 3 (0.17%) DNS
10 3 (0.17%) Unified Communications
11 2 (0.11%) Extranet
11 2 (0.11%) NGN
11 2 (0.11%) VLAN
11 2 (0.11%) Wireshark
12 1 (0.055%) MPLS
12 1 (0.055%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (5.95%) SQL Server
2 55 (3.03%) Big Data
3 34 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
4 23 (1.27%) MySQL
5 21 (1.16%) Hadoop
6 18 (0.99%) Relational Database
7 13 (0.72%) Oracle Database
7 13 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (0.66%) Power BI
9 10 (0.55%) NoSQL
10 7 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.28%) Mixpanel
11 5 (0.28%) SQL Server 2014
12 4 (0.22%) BigQuery
12 4 (0.22%) MongoDB
13 3 (0.17%) Azure SQL Database
13 3 (0.17%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 2 (0.11%) DB2
14 2 (0.11%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 406 (22.36%) Selenium
2 222 (12.22%) JIRA
3 195 (10.74%) Cucumber
4 132 (7.27%) WebDriver
5 121 (6.66%) HP UFT
6 116 (6.39%) Jenkins
7 102 (5.62%) SoapUI
8 87 (4.79%) Team Foundation Server
9 73 (4.02%) Git (software)
9 73 (4.02%) SpecFlow
10 56 (3.08%) JMeter
11 52 (2.86%) Visual Studio
12 48 (2.64%) LoadRunner
13 36 (1.98%) TestRail
14 33 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 22 (1.21%) Gatling
15 22 (1.21%) NUnit
15 22 (1.21%) Zephyr
16 21 (1.16%) Protractor
17 20 (1.10%) TeamCity
General
1 606 (33.37%) Finance
2 150 (8.26%) Retail
3 114 (6.28%) Banking
4 88 (4.85%) Telecoms
5 75 (4.13%) Marketing
6 54 (2.97%) Legal
7 38 (2.09%) Back Office
7 38 (2.09%) Games
8 33 (1.82%) Law
9 27 (1.49%) Manufacturing
10 24 (1.32%) Advertising
11 23 (1.27%) Electronics
12 22 (1.21%) Automotive
13 18 (0.99%) Investment Banking
14 17 (0.94%) Retail Banking
15 15 (0.83%) Financial Institution
16 13 (0.72%) Publishing
17 8 (0.44%) Aerospace
18 7 (0.39%) Billing
19 5 (0.28%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 939 (51.71%) Analyst
2 467 (25.72%) Test Analyst
3 398 (21.92%) Business Analyst
4 275 (15.14%) Tester
5 174 (9.58%) Test Engineer
6 129 (7.10%) Senior Analyst
7 122 (6.72%) Software Tester
8 101 (5.56%) Test Leader
9 90 (4.96%) Automation Tester
10 78 (4.30%) QA Analyst
10 78 (4.30%) Software Analyst
11 77 (4.24%) Test Manager
12 66 (3.63%) Automation Test Analyst
13 65 (3.58%) IT Analyst
13 65 (3.58%) QA Engineer
14 63 (3.47%) Test Automation Engineer
15 61 (3.36%) Senior Test Analyst
16 59 (3.25%) Business IT Analyst
16 59 (3.25%) Financial Analyst
17 58 (3.19%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (6.88%) XML
2 121 (6.66%) .NET
3 119 (6.55%) SOAP
4 98 (5.40%) Web Services
5 65 (3.58%) HTML
6 60 (3.30%) REST
7 56 (3.08%) Gherkin
8 42 (2.31%) CSS
9 34 (1.87%) JSON
10 19 (1.05%) Flash
11 18 (0.99%) Behat
11 18 (0.99%) RESTful
12 16 (0.88%) AngularJS
13 15 (0.83%) React
14 14 (0.77%) Node.js
15 13 (0.72%) Middleware
16 12 (0.66%) WSDL
17 10 (0.55%) .NET Framework
17 10 (0.55%) ASP.NET
17 10 (0.55%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 266 (14.65%) Analytical Skills
2 101 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 48 (2.64%) Mobile App
4 42 (2.31%) User Experience
5 41 (2.26%) Data Centre
6 39 (2.15%) Management Information System
7 36 (1.98%) Smart Meter
8 30 (1.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 28 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
10 23 (1.27%) Fintech
10 23 (1.27%) Virtual Team
11 17 (0.94%) Smart Energy
12 14 (0.77%) Client/Server
13 13 (0.72%) Derivative
14 12 (0.66%) Reference Data
15 11 (0.61%) Driving Licence
16 9 (0.50%) Credit Derivative
17 8 (0.44%) CMDB
17 8 (0.44%) Hedge funds
17 8 (0.44%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 146 (8.04%) Windows
2 68 (3.74%) Linux
3 61 (3.36%) Unix
4 24 (1.32%) Android
4 24 (1.32%) Apple iOS
5 16 (0.88%) Solaris
6 12 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.22%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.17%) Kali Linux
9 3 (0.17%) Windows Phone
9 3 (0.17%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.11%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.11%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.055%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 947 (52.15%) Agile Software Development
2 830 (45.70%) Test Automation
3 471 (25.94%) Software Testing
4 408 (22.47%) Test Scripting
5 380 (20.93%) Business Analysis
6 323 (17.79%) User Acceptance Testing
7 301 (16.57%) SDLC
8 291 (16.02%) Scrum
9 267 (14.70%) Test Strategy
10 228 (12.56%) Manual Testing
10 228 (12.56%) Regression Testing
11 204 (11.23%) Stakeholder Management
12 202 (11.12%) Project Management
13 196 (10.79%) BDD
14 190 (10.46%) Waterfall
15 169 (9.31%) PRINCE2
15 169 (9.31%) Test Management
16 152 (8.37%) Scenario Testing
17 143 (7.87%) TDD
18 139 (7.65%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 441 (24.28%) SQL
2 235 (12.94%) C#
3 229 (12.61%) Java
4 86 (4.74%) JavaScript
5 74 (4.07%) Python
6 68 (3.74%) Ruby
7 49 (2.70%) T-SQL
8 35 (1.93%) C
9 22 (1.21%) PHP
10 20 (1.10%) VB.NET
11 18 (0.99%) Perl
12 16 (0.88%) Bash Shell
12 16 (0.88%) Scala
13 14 (0.77%) C++
13 14 (0.77%) VBScript
14 10 (0.55%) PL/SQL
14 10 (0.55%) VB
15 9 (0.50%) XPath
16 8 (0.44%) Groovy
17 5 (0.28%) R
Qualifications
1 736 (40.53%) ISTQB
2 440 (24.23%) Degree
3 278 (15.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 79 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
5 69 (3.80%) Security Cleared
6 55 (3.03%) ISEB Practitioner
7 44 (2.42%) IIBA
8 40 (2.20%) SC Cleared
9 39 (2.15%) CBAP
10 30 (1.65%) PMI Certification
11 25 (1.38%) CISSP
12 24 (1.32%) PMP
13 20 (1.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 16 (0.88%) CISA
14 16 (0.88%) CISM
14 16 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 14 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
16 13 (0.72%) CEH
16 13 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 12 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 510 (28.08%) QA
2 27 (1.49%) SLA
3 26 (1.43%) GDPR
4 19 (1.05%) PMO
5 18 (0.99%) Solvency II
6 16 (0.88%) Data Quality
6 16 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 14 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 11 (0.61%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.33%) GPG13
9 6 (0.33%) PSD2
10 5 (0.28%) ISO 9000
11 4 (0.22%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.22%) MiFID
12 3 (0.17%) GMP
12 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 2 (0.11%) AIFMD
13 2 (0.11%) EMIR
13 2 (0.11%) PMBOK
13 2 (0.11%) UCITS
System Software
1 20 (1.10%) 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
1 100 (5.51%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.61%) Marathon
2 11 (0.61%) Mesos
3 8 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.22%) HP SiteScope
5 3 (0.17%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.11%) Puppet
6 2 (0.11%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.055%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.055%) SCCM
Vendors
1 217 (11.95%) Microsoft
2 149 (8.20%) HP
3 102 (5.62%) Oracle
4 39 (2.15%) Cadence
5 36 (1.98%) SAP
6 25 (1.38%) Google
6 25 (1.38%) IBM
7 20 (1.10%) Informatica
8 18 (0.99%) Twitter
9 16 (0.88%) Cognos
10 15 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
11 14 (0.77%) Capita
11 14 (0.77%) Citrix
11 14 (0.77%) Remedy
12 13 (0.72%) Cisco
12 13 (0.72%) VMware
13 12 (0.66%) Cloudera
14 11 (0.61%) EMC
14 11 (0.61%) NetApp
15 10 (0.55%) hybris