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 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 214 198 170
Rank change year-on-year -16 -28  
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 1322 1813 2077
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.55% 1.73% 1.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.24% 6.26% 7.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1123 1486 1677
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.61%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £62,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £36,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -6.49%  

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 21178 28974 29635
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.77% 27.71% 27.53%
Number of salaries quoted 16684 23232 23258
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £68,000 £71,000
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 30 March 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 30 March 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 -14 1251 £42,500 - 139
London -41 332 £55,000 +4.76% 31
South East +19 248 £37,500 - 20
Yorkshire +9 195 £42,500 +21.42% 22
West Yorkshire +16 167 £42,500 +21.42% 17
South West +69 154 £40,000 +14.28% 16
Leeds +42 148 £42,500 +21.42% 10
West Midlands +13 108 £36,500 -2.66% 21
North West -59 104 £38,500 +2.66% 23
City of London +11 92 £55,000 - 15
East of England -12 81 £37,500 +6.38% 2
Manchester -11 74 £40,000 +6.66% 19
Surrey +29 66 £42,500 +13.33% 7
Birmingham +11 54 £36,500 -2.66% 8
Hampshire +26 50 £38,750 +10.71% 5
Bristol +15 48 £42,500 +30.76% 5
Wiltshire +43 31 £45,000 +28.57% 3
Scotland -5 30 £37,500 - 3
West Sussex +19 27 £40,000 - 1
Gloucestershire +6 27 £40,000 -15.78% 2
Wales -35 27 £40,000 +25.00% 4
Buckinghamshire +5 26 £47,500 +18.75%
Somerset +14 24 £32,500 -13.33% 3
Oxfordshire +10 24 £31,500 -4.54% 1
South Wales -26 24 £40,000 +26.98% 4
Milton Keynes +11 23 £39,750 +11.97%
Berkshire +9 23 £37,000 -21.27% 4
East Midlands -37 23 £35,000 -12.50% 4
Hertfordshire -7 21 £37,500 -11.76% 1
Reigate +36 20 £52,500 +90.90% 3

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 1505 (55.60%) Agile Software Development
2 1359 (50.20%) ISTQB
3 937 (34.61%) Finance
4 759 (28.04%) SQL
5 701 (25.90%) Selenium
6 697 (25.75%) QA
7 576 (21.28%) Test Scripting
8 564 (20.83%) Software Testing
9 516 (19.06%) Business Analysis
10 507 (18.73%) Test Strategy
11 497 (18.36%) Test Automation
12 489 (18.06%) Microsoft
13 467 (17.25%) User Acceptance Testing
14 447 (16.51%) Waterfall
15 407 (15.04%) C#
16 397 (14.67%) Automated Testing
16 397 (14.67%) Scrum
17 388 (14.33%) Degree
18 383 (14.15%) Java
19 380 (14.04%) SDLC
20 378 (13.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 364 (13.45%) Stakeholder Management
22 342 (12.63%) BDD
23 326 (12.04%) Cucumber
24 324 (11.97%) JIRA
25 314 (11.60%) Functional Testing
26 302 (11.16%) MS Excel
26 302 (11.16%) Automation Testing
27 285 (10.53%) Test Management
27 285 (10.53%) .NET

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 47 (1.74%) SharePoint
2 38 (1.40%) Confluence
3 16 (0.59%) WebSphere
4 15 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
5 13 (0.48%) CMS
6 12 (0.44%) IIS
7 10 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
8 8 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 7 (0.26%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.22%) IBM HTTP Server
11 5 (0.18%) GlassFish
12 4 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
13 3 (0.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 3 (0.11%) EPiServer
13 3 (0.11%) SAS
13 3 (0.11%) WebLogic Portal
14 2 (0.074%) Apache
15 1 (0.037%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.037%) FileNet
15 1 (0.037%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 302 (11.16%) MS Excel
2 124 (4.58%) MS Office
3 107 (3.95%) MS Visio
4 70 (2.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 50 (1.85%) MS Project
6 4 (0.15%) Mingle
7 1 (0.037%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.037%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 23 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
2 21 (0.78%) Oracle Payables
2 21 (0.78%) Oracle Receivables
3 18 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 12 (0.44%) Postilion
5 11 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
6 10 (0.37%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 10 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
7 5 (0.18%) SAP ERP
8 4 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
9 3 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 3 (0.11%) Hyperion Enterprise
9 3 (0.11%) Lawson
9 3 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 3 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
10 2 (0.074%) HFM
10 2 (0.074%) SAP HCM
10 2 (0.074%) SAP HR
10 2 (0.074%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 90 (3.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 51 (1.88%) Amazon AWS
3 43 (1.59%) PaaS
4 42 (1.55%) IaaS
5 39 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
6 35 (1.29%) SaaS
7 7 (0.26%) Lucidchart
8 2 (0.074%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.074%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.074%) GitHub
8 2 (0.074%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.074%) Heroku
9 1 (0.037%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (1.18%) Internet
1 32 (1.18%) SMS
2 18 (0.66%) TCP/IP
3 15 (0.55%) ATM
3 15 (0.55%) SSH
3 15 (0.55%) SSL
4 14 (0.52%) HTTP
5 13 (0.48%) Firewall
5 13 (0.48%) FTP
6 12 (0.44%) HTTPS
7 11 (0.41%) LDAP
8 10 (0.37%) VoIP
9 9 (0.33%) Intranet
10 8 (0.30%) Extranet
11 5 (0.18%) LAN
11 5 (0.18%) WAN
12 4 (0.15%) DNS
12 4 (0.15%) Network Security
12 4 (0.15%) Unified Communications
13 3 (0.11%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (7.87%) SQL Server
2 116 (4.29%) Relational Database
3 66 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
4 50 (1.85%) MySQL
5 43 (1.59%) Big Data
6 41 (1.51%) DB2
7 26 (0.96%) Oracle BI EE
7 26 (0.96%) Power BI
8 19 (0.70%) RDBMS
9 18 (0.66%) Hadoop
10 17 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 15 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
12 12 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 10 (0.37%) NoSQL
14 9 (0.33%) MongoDB
15 8 (0.30%) MS Access
16 7 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
17 5 (0.18%) Blockchain
17 5 (0.18%) Data Lake
17 5 (0.18%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 701 (25.90%) Selenium
2 326 (12.04%) Cucumber
3 324 (11.97%) JIRA
4 229 (8.46%) Team Foundation Server
5 161 (5.95%) SoapUI
6 141 (5.21%) WebDriver
7 128 (4.73%) LoadRunner
8 127 (4.69%) SpecFlow
9 126 (4.65%) HP UFT
10 125 (4.62%) JMeter
11 116 (4.29%) Jenkins
12 80 (2.96%) Visual Studio
13 66 (2.44%) Git (software)
14 55 (2.03%) JUnit
15 41 (1.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 37 (1.37%) Appium
17 34 (1.26%) Gatling
18 33 (1.22%) Bugzilla
19 32 (1.18%) TestNG
20 26 (0.96%) Zephyr
General
1 937 (34.61%) Finance
2 279 (10.31%) Retail
3 211 (7.79%) Banking
4 164 (6.06%) Legal
5 112 (4.14%) Law
6 95 (3.51%) Telecoms
7 76 (2.81%) Marketing
8 53 (1.96%) Publishing
9 50 (1.85%) Advertising
10 46 (1.70%) Manufacturing
11 29 (1.07%) Back Office
12 25 (0.92%) Games
13 24 (0.89%) Automotive
14 22 (0.81%) Financial Institution
15 20 (0.74%) Electronics
15 20 (0.74%) Investment Banking
16 12 (0.44%) Aerospace
17 4 (0.15%) Front Office
18 3 (0.11%) iGaming
18 3 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1438 (53.12%) Analyst
2 787 (29.07%) Test Analyst
3 555 (20.50%) Business Analyst
4 341 (12.60%) Tester
5 310 (11.45%) Test Engineer
6 215 (7.94%) Test Manager
7 199 (7.35%) Senior Analyst
8 196 (7.24%) Test Leader
9 159 (5.87%) Test Automation Engineer
10 153 (5.65%) Automation Test Analyst
11 149 (5.50%) Software Analyst
12 133 (4.91%) QA Analyst
13 128 (4.73%) Senior Test Analyst
14 126 (4.65%) Software Test Analyst
15 125 (4.62%) Automation Tester
16 107 (3.95%) Software Tester
17 105 (3.88%) Financial Analyst
18 101 (3.73%) Senior Test Engineer
19 95 (3.51%) QA Tester
20 94 (3.47%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 285 (10.53%) .NET
2 169 (6.24%) XML
3 136 (5.02%) SOAP
4 123 (4.54%) Web Services
5 101 (3.73%) Gherkin
6 73 (2.70%) HTML
7 46 (1.70%) .NET Framework
8 45 (1.66%) REST
9 33 (1.22%) Flash
10 28 (1.03%) CSS
10 28 (1.03%) JSON
11 19 (0.70%) XSD
12 18 (0.66%) Middleware
13 17 (0.63%) J2EE
14 15 (0.55%) ASP.NET
15 14 (0.52%) WSDL
16 13 (0.48%) RESTful
17 12 (0.44%) XML Schema
17 12 (0.44%) XSLT
18 11 (0.41%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 282 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
2 146 (5.39%) Computer Science
3 93 (3.44%) Mobile App
4 91 (3.36%) Data Centre
5 74 (2.73%) Management Information System
6 38 (1.40%) CMDB
7 32 (1.18%) User Experience
8 26 (0.96%) Client/Server
9 24 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
10 22 (0.81%) Driving Licence
11 19 (0.70%) Fintech
11 19 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
12 18 (0.66%) NHS
12 18 (0.66%) Virtual Team
13 16 (0.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 14 (0.52%) iPad
15 13 (0.48%) Algorithms
16 11 (0.41%) Data Protection Act
16 11 (0.41%) Fixed Income
17 10 (0.37%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 274 (10.12%) Windows
2 145 (5.36%) Linux
3 68 (2.51%) Unix
4 39 (1.44%) Windows Server
5 27 (1.00%) Android
6 23 (0.85%) Apple iOS
7 18 (0.66%) Solaris
8 11 (0.41%) AIX
9 10 (0.37%) Windows 10
10 8 (0.30%) Mac OS X
10 8 (0.30%) Windows 7
11 7 (0.26%) Kali Linux
11 7 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.15%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.11%) CentOS
14 3 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
15 2 (0.074%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.037%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1505 (55.60%) Agile Software Development
2 576 (21.28%) Test Scripting
3 564 (20.83%) Software Testing
4 516 (19.06%) Business Analysis
5 507 (18.73%) Test Strategy
6 497 (18.36%) Test Automation
7 467 (17.25%) User Acceptance Testing
8 447 (16.51%) Waterfall
9 397 (14.67%) Automated Testing
9 397 (14.67%) Scrum
10 380 (14.04%) SDLC
11 364 (13.45%) Stakeholder Management
12 342 (12.63%) BDD
13 314 (11.60%) Functional Testing
14 302 (11.16%) Automation Testing
15 285 (10.53%) Test Management
16 283 (10.45%) Regression Testing
17 277 (10.23%) Manual Testing
18 275 (10.16%) Project Management
19 272 (10.05%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 759 (28.04%) SQL
2 407 (15.04%) C#
3 383 (14.15%) Java
4 140 (5.17%) Python
5 116 (4.29%) C++
6 98 (3.62%) Ruby
7 93 (3.44%) JavaScript
8 60 (2.22%) C
9 30 (1.11%) T-SQL
10 27 (1.00%) Perl
11 25 (0.92%) VB.NET
12 19 (0.70%) PowerShell
12 19 (0.70%) VB
13 18 (0.66%) XPath
14 17 (0.63%) PHP
15 15 (0.55%) VBScript
16 12 (0.44%) Groovy
17 11 (0.41%) R
17 11 (0.41%) Scala
18 10 (0.37%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1359 (50.20%) ISTQB
2 388 (14.33%) Degree
3 378 (13.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 136 (5.02%) Security Cleared
5 78 (2.88%) ISEB Practitioner
6 74 (2.73%) DV Cleared
7 51 (1.88%) IIBA
8 49 (1.81%) PMP
9 47 (1.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 46 (1.70%) PMI Certification
11 45 (1.66%) CBAP
12 42 (1.55%) SC Cleared
13 39 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 27 (1.00%) APMP
15 25 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
16 24 (0.89%) CISSP
17 23 (0.85%) CISM
18 20 (0.74%) CISA
19 9 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 7 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 697 (25.75%) QA
2 53 (1.96%) SLA
3 39 (1.44%) PMO
4 23 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (0.52%) ISO 14001
5 14 (0.52%) ISO 9001
6 11 (0.41%) GDPR
7 8 (0.30%) COBIT
8 7 (0.26%) MiFID
9 6 (0.22%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.11%) FATCA
10 3 (0.11%) HL7
10 3 (0.11%) ISO 9000
10 3 (0.11%) SDET
11 2 (0.074%) Basel II
11 2 (0.074%) Basel III
11 2 (0.074%) BS7799
11 2 (0.074%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.074%) ISO19770
12 1 (0.037%) Solvency II
System Software
1 58 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 46 (1.70%) Virtual Machines
3 13 (0.48%) Active Directory
3 13 (0.48%) Docker
4 4 (0.15%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.11%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.074%) XenApp
7 1 (0.037%) Firmware
7 1 (0.037%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.037%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 180 (6.65%) HP Quality Center
2 39 (1.44%) SCVMM
3 15 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (0.37%) CA Single Sign-On
5 5 (0.18%) Puppet
6 4 (0.15%) SCCM
7 2 (0.074%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.074%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (0.074%) vRealize
8 1 (0.037%) Control-M
8 1 (0.037%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.037%) Perfmon
8 1 (0.037%) WMI
Vendors
1 489 (18.06%) Microsoft
2 250 (9.24%) Oracle
3 249 (9.20%) HP
4 95 (3.51%) SAP
5 85 (3.14%) IBM
6 60 (2.22%) VMware
7 42 (1.55%) Citrix
8 41 (1.51%) Cadence
8 41 (1.51%) Cisco
9 39 (1.44%) BMC
9 39 (1.44%) EMC
9 39 (1.44%) NetApp
10 38 (1.40%) CheckPoint
11 37 (1.37%) Juniper
12 25 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
13 24 (0.89%) Atlassian
13 24 (0.89%) Siebel
14 22 (0.81%) Sun
15 17 (0.63%) Borland
16 15 (0.55%) Tableau
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Perks
Posted: 40 minutes ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + excellent benefits & training
Posted: 27 minutes ago
Bristol, Avon
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
West Midlands
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £38000 - £48000 per annum + 20% bonus, 35 hour week
Posted: 1 hour ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus excellent additional benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
2i Resourcing
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Salary - Negotiable
Posted: 23 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + 20% bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £40,000 - £65,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Car and excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newport, Gwent
Adteq
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
onezeero.
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Additional Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Morgan Mckinley
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South Wales
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £33000 - £38000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Lincolnshire
Searchability
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Energon People
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + BONUS + BENEFITS
Posted: Yesterday