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 3 months to 24 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
UK
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 219 205 178
Rank change year-on-year -14 -27  
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 1307 1768 2077
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.52% 1.70% 1.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.16% 6.22% 6.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1113 1429 1709
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,450 £29,129
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £61,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year +6.66% -3.84%  

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 21229 28425 31013
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.75% 27.26% 27.56%
Number of salaries quoted 16676 22869 24295
Median salary £45,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.21% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £69,400 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing ISEB as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Salary histogram for ISEB in the UK

ISEB
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -7 1238 £42,500 +4.93% 126
London -23 336 £55,000 +4.76% 31
South East +16 235 £37,500 - 21
Yorkshire +19 194 £42,500 +21.42% 13
West Yorkshire +33 165 £42,500 +21.42% 9
South West +59 148 £41,100 +2.75% 15
Leeds +43 138 £42,500 +21.42% 5
West Midlands -4 119 £36,500 - 14
North West -43 107 £38,000 -5.00% 16
City of London +45 88 £57,500 +9.52% 15
Manchester -17 76 £40,000 - 13
East of England -60 69 £40,000 +13.47% 6
Surrey +43 67 £37,500 - 5
Birmingham +9 58 £40,000 +6.66% 4
Hampshire +9 48 £32,500 -7.14% 9
Bristol +20 46 £42,500 +30.76% 7
Scotland -16 28 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Somerset +4 27 £32,500 -13.33% 2
Wales -28 27 £40,000 +22.40% 2
Berkshire +3 26 £42,500 +3.03% 1
Wiltshire +24 24 £47,500 +11.76% 3
Gloucestershire +5 24 £40,000 -11.11% 2
West Sussex +15 23 £40,000 +3.22%
Cheshire -33 23 £34,000 -15.00% 1
East Midlands -39 23 £35,000 -12.50% 8
South Wales -29 21 £40,000 +18.51% 2
Oxfordshire +10 20 £29,000 -22.66% 2
Buckinghamshire -1 20 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Reigate +32 19 £52,500 +61.53% 2
Newport -1 18 £38,862 +11.03%

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1485 (56.57%) Agile Software Development
2 1306 (49.75%) ISTQB
3 898 (34.21%) Finance
4 708 (26.97%) SQL
5 674 (25.68%) Selenium
6 669 (25.49%) QA
7 568 (21.64%) Test Scripting
8 532 (20.27%) Software Testing
9 505 (19.24%) Business Analysis
10 481 (18.32%) Test Automation
11 462 (17.60%) Test Strategy
12 447 (17.03%) User Acceptance Testing
13 443 (16.88%) Microsoft
14 419 (15.96%) Waterfall
15 415 (15.81%) Scrum
16 399 (15.20%) C#
17 390 (14.86%) Java
18 389 (14.82%) Degree
19 378 (14.40%) Automated Testing
20 362 (13.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 359 (13.68%) Stakeholder Management
22 352 (13.41%) SDLC
23 335 (12.76%) BDD
24 329 (12.53%) Cucumber
25 303 (11.54%) JIRA
26 289 (11.01%) Automation Testing
26 289 (11.01%) Retail
27 283 (10.78%) Functional Testing
28 275 (10.48%) .NET
29 273 (10.40%) Windows

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 39 (1.49%) SharePoint
2 35 (1.33%) Confluence
3 17 (0.65%) WebSphere
4 14 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
5 13 (0.50%) CMS
6 11 (0.42%) IIS
7 10 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
8 9 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 8 (0.30%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.23%) IBM HTTP Server
11 5 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (0.11%) EPiServer
12 3 (0.11%) GlassFish
12 3 (0.11%) SAS
12 3 (0.11%) WebLogic Portal
13 2 (0.076%) Apache
13 2 (0.076%) Oracle Service Bus
14 1 (0.038%) Apache Spark
14 1 (0.038%) Umbraco
Applications
1 142 (5.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 94 (3.58%) Microsoft Office
3 92 (3.50%) MS Visio
4 67 (2.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 44 (1.68%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.15%) Mingle
7 1 (0.038%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.038%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 29 (1.10%) Oracle EBS
2 27 (1.03%) Oracle Payables
2 27 (1.03%) Oracle Receivables
3 22 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
4 19 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 12 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
5 12 (0.46%) Postilion
6 10 (0.38%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 10 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
7 5 (0.19%) SAP ERP
8 4 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
9 3 (0.11%) Hyperion Enterprise
9 3 (0.11%) Lawson
9 3 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
10 2 (0.076%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 2 (0.076%) HFM
10 2 (0.076%) IntelliMatch
10 2 (0.076%) Oracle Retail
10 2 (0.076%) SAP HCM
10 2 (0.076%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 86 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
3 40 (1.52%) PaaS
4 39 (1.49%) IaaS
5 34 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
6 32 (1.22%) SaaS
7 7 (0.27%) Lucidchart
8 5 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.076%) Adobe Analytics
10 2 (0.076%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.076%) Heroku
10 2 (0.076%) Office 365
11 1 (0.038%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 32 (1.22%) Internet
1 32 (1.22%) SMS
2 18 (0.69%) SSL
2 18 (0.69%) TCP/IP
3 15 (0.57%) ATM
4 14 (0.53%) Firewall
5 13 (0.50%) FTP
5 13 (0.50%) HTTP
5 13 (0.50%) LDAP
6 12 (0.46%) VoIP
7 11 (0.42%) HTTPS
7 11 (0.42%) SSH
8 9 (0.34%) Intranet
9 8 (0.30%) Extranet
10 5 (0.19%) DNS
10 5 (0.19%) Unified Communications
11 4 (0.15%) Network Security
11 4 (0.15%) Wireless
12 3 (0.11%) LAN
12 3 (0.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 198 (7.54%) SQL Server
2 102 (3.89%) Relational Database
3 63 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
4 47 (1.79%) MySQL
5 45 (1.71%) Big Data
6 38 (1.45%) DB2
7 24 (0.91%) Power BI
8 20 (0.76%) RDBMS
9 17 (0.65%) Hadoop
10 16 (0.61%) Oracle BI EE
11 15 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
12 14 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 12 (0.46%) NoSQL
13 12 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 9 (0.34%) MongoDB
15 7 (0.27%) Blockchain
15 7 (0.27%) Data Lake
16 6 (0.23%) Oracle Database
16 6 (0.23%) SAP HANA
17 5 (0.19%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 674 (25.68%) Selenium
2 329 (12.53%) Cucumber
3 303 (11.54%) JIRA
4 213 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 147 (5.60%) SoapUI
6 145 (5.52%) WebDriver
7 127 (4.84%) Jenkins
8 125 (4.76%) JMeter
9 122 (4.65%) LoadRunner
10 118 (4.50%) SpecFlow
11 115 (4.38%) HP UFT
12 77 (2.93%) Visual Studio
13 65 (2.48%) Git (software)
14 48 (1.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 44 (1.68%) JUnit
16 43 (1.64%) Gatling
17 34 (1.30%) Appium
18 33 (1.26%) Bugzilla
19 30 (1.14%) TestNG
20 25 (0.95%) Subversion
General
1 898 (34.21%) Finance
2 289 (11.01%) Retail
3 188 (7.16%) Banking
4 145 (5.52%) Legal
5 108 (4.11%) Law
6 96 (3.66%) Telecoms
7 77 (2.93%) Marketing
8 52 (1.98%) Publishing
9 50 (1.90%) Advertising
10 46 (1.75%) Manufacturing
11 30 (1.14%) Back Office
12 26 (0.99%) Automotive
13 25 (0.95%) Financial Institution
14 23 (0.88%) Games
15 20 (0.76%) Electronics
16 15 (0.57%) Aerospace
17 14 (0.53%) Investment Banking
18 5 (0.19%) Front Office
18 5 (0.19%) Local Government
18 5 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1422 (54.17%) Analyst
2 763 (29.07%) Test Analyst
3 565 (21.52%) Business Analyst
4 314 (11.96%) Tester
5 309 (11.77%) Test Engineer
6 196 (7.47%) Test Manager
7 188 (7.16%) Senior Analyst
8 167 (6.36%) Test Automation Engineer
9 166 (6.32%) Test Leader
10 163 (6.21%) Automation Test Analyst
11 155 (5.90%) Software Analyst
12 131 (4.99%) Software Test Analyst
13 130 (4.95%) QA Analyst
14 118 (4.50%) Automation Tester
15 116 (4.42%) Senior Test Analyst
16 105 (4.00%) Software Tester
17 104 (3.96%) Financial Analyst
18 94 (3.58%) Senior Test Engineer
19 91 (3.47%) QA Test Analyst
20 87 (3.31%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 275 (10.48%) .NET
2 163 (6.21%) XML
3 126 (4.80%) SOAP
4 104 (3.96%) Web Services
5 97 (3.70%) Gherkin
6 70 (2.67%) HTML
7 46 (1.75%) REST
8 43 (1.64%) .NET Framework
9 32 (1.22%) Flash
10 30 (1.14%) JSON
11 21 (0.80%) CSS
12 18 (0.69%) J2EE
12 18 (0.69%) XSD
13 16 (0.61%) Middleware
14 14 (0.53%) ASP.NET
15 13 (0.50%) WSDL
16 12 (0.46%) XML Schema
16 12 (0.46%) XSLT
17 11 (0.42%) RESTful
17 11 (0.42%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 262 (9.98%) Analytical Skills
2 142 (5.41%) Computer Science
3 87 (3.31%) Mobile App
4 83 (3.16%) Data Centre
5 64 (2.44%) Management Information System
6 35 (1.33%) CMDB
7 34 (1.30%) User Experience
8 27 (1.03%) Client/Server
9 24 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
10 23 (0.88%) Fintech
11 22 (0.84%) Driving Licence
12 20 (0.76%) Virtual Team
13 19 (0.72%) NHS
14 17 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
15 16 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 16 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
16 14 (0.53%) iPad
17 13 (0.50%) Algorithms
18 12 (0.46%) Cyber Attack
19 11 (0.42%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 273 (10.40%) Windows
2 147 (5.60%) Linux
3 74 (2.82%) Unix
4 38 (1.45%) Windows Server
5 24 (0.91%) Android
6 20 (0.76%) Apple iOS
6 20 (0.76%) Solaris
7 11 (0.42%) AIX
8 9 (0.34%) Windows 7
9 8 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (0.30%) Windows 10
10 7 (0.27%) Kali Linux
11 6 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.19%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.15%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.11%) Windows Phone
14 3 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
15 1 (0.038%) CentOS
15 1 (0.038%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1485 (56.57%) Agile Software Development
2 568 (21.64%) Test Scripting
3 532 (20.27%) Software Testing
4 505 (19.24%) Business Analysis
5 481 (18.32%) Test Automation
6 462 (17.60%) Test Strategy
7 447 (17.03%) User Acceptance Testing
8 419 (15.96%) Waterfall
9 415 (15.81%) Scrum
10 378 (14.40%) Automated Testing
11 359 (13.68%) Stakeholder Management
12 352 (13.41%) SDLC
13 335 (12.76%) BDD
14 289 (11.01%) Automation Testing
15 283 (10.78%) Functional Testing
16 266 (10.13%) Manual Testing
17 264 (10.06%) Non-Functional Testing
18 263 (10.02%) Regression Testing
19 258 (9.83%) TDD
20 252 (9.60%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 708 (26.97%) SQL
2 399 (15.20%) C#
3 390 (14.86%) Java
4 148 (5.64%) Python
5 122 (4.65%) C++
6 108 (4.11%) Ruby
7 90 (3.43%) JavaScript
8 68 (2.59%) C
9 33 (1.26%) Perl
10 30 (1.14%) T-SQL
11 24 (0.91%) VB.NET
12 23 (0.88%) VB
13 19 (0.72%) PowerShell
14 18 (0.69%) PHP
14 18 (0.69%) VBScript
14 18 (0.69%) XPath
15 13 (0.50%) Scala
16 12 (0.46%) Bash Shell
17 10 (0.38%) Jython
18 8 (0.30%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1306 (49.75%) ISTQB
2 389 (14.82%) Degree
3 362 (13.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 138 (5.26%) Security Cleared
5 71 (2.70%) DV Cleared
6 68 (2.59%) ISEB Practitioner
7 48 (1.83%) CBAP
7 48 (1.83%) IIBA
8 45 (1.71%) PMP
9 43 (1.64%) PMI Certification
10 39 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 38 (1.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 38 (1.45%) SC Cleared
12 25 (0.95%) APMP
13 23 (0.88%) CISSP
14 22 (0.84%) CISM
15 20 (0.76%) CISA
15 20 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
16 7 (0.27%) HND
16 7 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 669 (25.49%) QA
2 50 (1.90%) SLA
3 32 (1.22%) PMO
4 23 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (0.57%) ISO 9001
6 14 (0.53%) ISO 14001
7 10 (0.38%) GDPR
8 9 (0.34%) PCI DSS
9 7 (0.27%) MiFID
10 6 (0.23%) COBIT
11 5 (0.19%) ISO19770
12 4 (0.15%) BS7799
13 3 (0.11%) FATCA
13 3 (0.11%) HL7
13 3 (0.11%) ISO 9000
13 3 (0.11%) SDET
14 2 (0.076%) Basel III
14 2 (0.076%) Data Quality
14 2 (0.076%) EMIR
14 2 (0.076%) Solvency II
System Software
1 51 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
3 14 (0.53%) Docker
4 11 (0.42%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.15%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (0.15%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.038%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.038%) XenApp
6 1 (0.038%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 154 (5.87%) HP Quality Center
2 34 (1.30%) SCVMM
3 15 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (0.38%) CA Single Sign-On
5 7 (0.27%) Puppet
6 4 (0.15%) SCCM
7 3 (0.11%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (0.038%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.038%) Perfmon
8 1 (0.038%) WMI
Vendors
1 443 (16.88%) Microsoft
2 243 (9.26%) Oracle
3 196 (7.47%) HP
4 97 (3.70%) SAP
5 78 (2.97%) IBM
6 54 (2.06%) VMware
7 42 (1.60%) Cadence
8 40 (1.52%) Cisco
9 39 (1.49%) BMC
10 36 (1.37%) Citrix
11 35 (1.33%) CheckPoint
11 35 (1.33%) EMC
11 35 (1.33%) NetApp
12 34 (1.30%) Juniper
13 25 (0.95%) Atlassian
14 24 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
15 18 (0.69%) Borland
16 16 (0.61%) Tableau
17 15 (0.57%) Siebel
17 15 (0.57%) Sun
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Suffolk
Huxley Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Elevate Recruitment
Salary: to £55K + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Elevate Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum to £48K + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 55000 per year
Posted: 4 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 55000 per year
Posted: 4 hours ago
South East
Schroders plc
Posted: 7 hours ago
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
FT Select
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
Pioneer Search
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Dupen Recruitment Services
Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum + range of benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Talent International
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Leidos
Posted: 4 hours ago
Godalming, Surrey
F4P Recruitment Consultancy
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits and parking
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The MRJ Group
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 22 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Hurren and Hope
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £60k - 75k per year + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £29800 per annum + Pen, DIS, 5w hols
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £50k - 65k per year
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago