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 27 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
UK
3 months to
27 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 241 199 183
Rank change year-on-year -42 -16  
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 1230 1686 1973
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.43% 1.69% 1.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.74% 6.22% 6.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1025 1369 1643
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,250 £29,426
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  

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 21410 27089 29475
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.84% 27.15% 27.57%
Number of salaries quoted 16719 21850 23139
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,500
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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -22 1180 £42,500 +6.25% 145
London 0 344 £55,000 +4.76% 41
South East -14 210 £40,000 +5.26% 31
Yorkshire -6 171 £42,500 +21.42% 12
South West +19 138 £41,000 -3.52% 18
West Yorkshire +11 133 £42,500 +21.42% 7
West Midlands -11 116 £37,000 +4.22% 9
Leeds +16 103 £42,500 +21.42% 4
North West -49 102 £37,500 -6.25% 20
City of London +41 85 £57,500 +9.52% 19
East of England -62 71 £38,750 +10.71% 10
Manchester -17 69 £37,500 -16.66% 14
Surrey +38 64 £43,500 +14.47% 7
Birmingham -9 63 £40,000 - 4
Bristol +20 51 £42,500 +30.76% 6
Hampshire +13 46 £32,500 -7.14% 8
Berkshire +4 28 £47,500 +5.55% 5
East Midlands -28 25 £37,000 -7.50% 4
Cheshire -41 24 £34,500 -13.75% 1
Somerset +3 23 £36,000 -4.00% 1
Gloucestershire -13 22 £40,000 -11.11% 4
Wales -27 21 £40,000 +22.40% 4
Reigate +30 20 £50,000 +33.33% 2
Wiltshire -3 18 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Gloucester +19 17 £40,000 -23.80% 4
West Sussex +7 17 £37,500 - 1
Buckinghamshire -6 17 £47,500 +26.66% 3
Cambridgeshire -6 17 £42,500 +28.78% 3
Cambridge -9 17 £42,500 +21.42% 3
Scotland -18 17 £35,000 -12.50% 4

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 1436 (57.44%) Agile Software Development
2 1257 (50.28%) ISTQB
3 1200 (48.00%) Test Automation
4 850 (34.00%) Finance
5 646 (25.84%) Selenium
6 625 (25.00%) QA
7 622 (24.88%) SQL
8 565 (22.60%) Test Scripting
9 489 (19.56%) Software Testing
10 458 (18.32%) Business Analysis
11 438 (17.52%) Test Strategy
12 428 (17.12%) User Acceptance Testing
13 427 (17.08%) Degree
14 400 (16.00%) Java
15 397 (15.88%) Scrum
16 394 (15.76%) Waterfall
17 387 (15.48%) C#
18 378 (15.12%) Microsoft
19 353 (14.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 340 (13.60%) Cucumber
21 332 (13.28%) SDLC
22 321 (12.84%) Stakeholder Management
23 315 (12.60%) BDD
24 295 (11.80%) JIRA
25 279 (11.16%) Windows
26 276 (11.04%) Non-Functional Testing
27 272 (10.88%) Manual Testing
28 263 (10.52%) Functional Testing
29 261 (10.44%) Retail
30 247 (9.88%) Project 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 34 (1.36%) SharePoint
2 33 (1.32%) Confluence
3 21 (0.84%) CMS
4 15 (0.60%) WebSphere
5 12 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
6 11 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 11 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
7 10 (0.40%) IIS
7 10 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
8 7 (0.28%) EPiServer
9 6 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 6 (0.24%) IBM HTTP Server
9 6 (0.24%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.20%) Oracle Service Bus
11 3 (0.12%) WebLogic Portal
12 2 (0.080%) GlassFish
12 2 (0.080%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.040%) Alfresco
13 1 (0.040%) FileNet
13 1 (0.040%) Mule
Applications
1 113 (4.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 71 (2.84%) Microsoft Office
3 63 (2.52%) MS Visio
4 51 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 31 (1.24%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.20%) Mingle
7 1 (0.040%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 30 (1.20%) Oracle EBS
2 28 (1.12%) Oracle Payables
2 28 (1.12%) Oracle Receivables
3 21 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
4 18 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 10 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
5 10 (0.40%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 8 (0.32%) Postilion
7 6 (0.24%) Eloqua
7 6 (0.24%) IntelliMatch
7 6 (0.24%) SAP ERP
7 6 (0.24%) SessionCam
7 6 (0.24%) Social Studio
8 5 (0.20%) Hyperion Enterprise
8 5 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
9 4 (0.16%) HFM
10 3 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
10 3 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
11 2 (0.080%) Lawson
11 2 (0.080%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 86 (3.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
3 40 (1.60%) PaaS
4 39 (1.56%) IaaS
5 38 (1.52%) SaaS
6 32 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (0.32%) BrowserStack
8 6 (0.24%) Adobe Analytics
8 6 (0.24%) Google Analytics
9 5 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
9 5 (0.20%) Lucidchart
10 3 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.12%) Office 365
10 3 (0.12%) Sauce Labs
11 2 (0.080%) Heroku
11 2 (0.080%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 1 (0.040%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 28 (1.12%) Internet
2 23 (0.92%) SSL
3 19 (0.76%) SMS
3 19 (0.76%) VoIP
4 16 (0.64%) LDAP
4 16 (0.64%) TCP/IP
5 14 (0.56%) HTTP
6 12 (0.48%) FTP
7 11 (0.44%) Firewall
8 10 (0.40%) HTTPS
8 10 (0.40%) Intranet
8 10 (0.40%) Unified Communications
9 9 (0.36%) DNS
10 8 (0.32%) ATM
10 8 (0.32%) Extranet
11 6 (0.24%) PuTTY
11 6 (0.24%) SSH
12 5 (0.20%) NetScaler
13 4 (0.16%) Network Security
13 4 (0.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (6.96%) SQL Server
2 80 (3.20%) Relational Database
3 63 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
4 50 (2.00%) Big Data
5 46 (1.84%) MySQL
6 36 (1.44%) DB2
7 28 (1.12%) Power BI
8 18 (0.72%) RDBMS
9 15 (0.60%) Hadoop
9 15 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
10 14 (0.56%) NoSQL
11 13 (0.52%) Oracle Database
12 12 (0.48%) MongoDB
13 9 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 9 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 8 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
15 7 (0.28%) Blockchain
15 7 (0.28%) Data Lake
16 6 (0.24%) Mixpanel
16 6 (0.24%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 646 (25.84%) Selenium
2 340 (13.60%) Cucumber
3 295 (11.80%) JIRA
4 182 (7.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 140 (5.60%) JMeter
6 138 (5.52%) Jenkins
6 138 (5.52%) LoadRunner
7 128 (5.12%) WebDriver
8 127 (5.08%) SoapUI
9 126 (5.04%) HP UFT
10 101 (4.04%) SpecFlow
11 76 (3.04%) Visual Studio
12 65 (2.60%) Git (software)
13 54 (2.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 50 (2.00%) Gatling
15 49 (1.96%) JUnit
16 36 (1.44%) TestNG
17 27 (1.08%) Bugzilla
18 26 (1.04%) Appium
19 25 (1.00%) SilkTest
General
1 850 (34.00%) Finance
2 261 (10.44%) Retail
3 176 (7.04%) Banking
4 130 (5.20%) Legal
5 107 (4.28%) Law
6 104 (4.16%) Telecoms
7 76 (3.04%) Marketing
8 49 (1.96%) Advertising
9 46 (1.84%) Publishing
10 44 (1.76%) Manufacturing
11 30 (1.20%) Automotive
12 28 (1.12%) Financial Institution
13 26 (1.04%) Games
14 25 (1.00%) Back Office
15 21 (0.84%) Electronics
16 18 (0.72%) Aerospace
17 17 (0.68%) Investment Banking
18 6 (0.24%) Front Office
19 4 (0.16%) General Ledger
19 4 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1337 (53.48%) Analyst
2 722 (28.88%) Test Analyst
3 530 (21.20%) Business Analyst
4 313 (12.52%) Test Engineer
5 293 (11.72%) Tester
6 180 (7.20%) Senior Analyst
7 166 (6.64%) Test Automation Engineer
8 162 (6.48%) Test Manager
9 156 (6.24%) Software Analyst
10 154 (6.16%) Automation Test Analyst
11 150 (6.00%) Test Leader
12 130 (5.20%) Software Test Analyst
13 119 (4.76%) Automation Tester
14 117 (4.68%) QA Analyst
15 114 (4.56%) Senior Test Analyst
16 112 (4.48%) Software Tester
17 104 (4.16%) Financial Analyst
18 94 (3.76%) IT Analyst
19 86 (3.44%) QA Engineer
19 86 (3.44%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (9.76%) .NET
2 146 (5.84%) XML
3 123 (4.92%) SOAP
4 104 (4.16%) Web Services
5 90 (3.60%) Gherkin
6 77 (3.08%) HTML
7 61 (2.44%) REST
8 39 (1.56%) .NET Framework
9 30 (1.20%) JSON
10 24 (0.96%) Middleware
11 23 (0.92%) CSS
12 19 (0.76%) Flash
13 18 (0.72%) J2EE
14 17 (0.68%) XSD
15 15 (0.60%) Behat
16 12 (0.48%) AngularJS
16 12 (0.48%) XSLT
17 11 (0.44%) ASP.NET
17 11 (0.44%) XML Schema
18 10 (0.40%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 242 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 136 (5.44%) Computer Science
3 74 (2.96%) Mobile App
4 64 (2.56%) Data Centre
5 44 (1.76%) Management Information System
6 33 (1.32%) CMDB
7 28 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
8 26 (1.04%) User Experience
9 25 (1.00%) Client/Server
10 24 (0.96%) Virtual Team
11 21 (0.84%) Fintech
12 19 (0.76%) Derivative
13 18 (0.72%) NHS
14 17 (0.68%) Driving Licence
15 16 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 14 (0.56%) Cyber Defence
17 13 (0.52%) Fixed Income
17 13 (0.52%) Greenfield Project
17 13 (0.52%) Linux Command Line
18 12 (0.48%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 279 (11.16%) Windows
2 162 (6.48%) Linux
3 88 (3.52%) Unix
4 30 (1.20%) Windows Server
5 27 (1.08%) Solaris
6 22 (0.88%) Android
7 18 (0.72%) Apple iOS
8 12 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (0.44%) AIX
10 9 (0.36%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.20%) Windows 10
13 4 (0.16%) Kali Linux
13 4 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.16%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.12%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.080%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.040%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.040%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1436 (57.44%) Agile Software Development
2 1200 (48.00%) Test Automation
3 565 (22.60%) Test Scripting
4 489 (19.56%) Software Testing
5 458 (18.32%) Business Analysis
6 438 (17.52%) Test Strategy
7 428 (17.12%) User Acceptance Testing
8 397 (15.88%) Scrum
9 394 (15.76%) Waterfall
10 332 (13.28%) SDLC
11 321 (12.84%) Stakeholder Management
12 315 (12.60%) BDD
13 276 (11.04%) Non-Functional Testing
14 272 (10.88%) Manual Testing
15 263 (10.52%) Functional Testing
16 247 (9.88%) Project Management
17 241 (9.64%) TDD
18 224 (8.96%) Regression Testing
19 211 (8.44%) PRINCE2
19 211 (8.44%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 622 (24.88%) SQL
2 400 (16.00%) Java
3 387 (15.48%) C#
4 164 (6.56%) Python
5 131 (5.24%) C++
6 120 (4.80%) Ruby
7 90 (3.60%) JavaScript
8 71 (2.84%) C
9 36 (1.44%) Perl
10 34 (1.36%) T-SQL
11 27 (1.08%) VB
12 21 (0.84%) VB.NET
13 18 (0.72%) PHP
14 16 (0.64%) PowerShell
14 16 (0.64%) VBScript
14 16 (0.64%) XPath
15 13 (0.52%) Scala
16 12 (0.48%) Bash Shell
17 10 (0.40%) Jython
18 7 (0.28%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1257 (50.28%) ISTQB
2 427 (17.08%) Degree
3 353 (14.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 155 (6.20%) Security Cleared
5 92 (3.68%) Computer Science Degree
6 85 (3.40%) DV Cleared
7 69 (2.76%) ISEB Practitioner
8 50 (2.00%) CBAP
9 46 (1.84%) PMP
10 43 (1.72%) PMI Certification
11 37 (1.48%) IIBA
11 37 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 37 (1.48%) SC Cleared
12 36 (1.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 21 (0.84%) CISSP
14 20 (0.80%) APMP
14 20 (0.80%) CISA
14 20 (0.80%) CISM
14 20 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
15 13 (0.52%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 625 (25.00%) QA
2 34 (1.36%) SLA
3 25 (1.00%) PMO
4 20 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (0.60%) ISO 9001
6 12 (0.48%) GDPR
7 11 (0.44%) PCI DSS
8 10 (0.40%) ISO 14001
9 7 (0.28%) MiFID
10 6 (0.24%) COBIT
10 6 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 19770
11 4 (0.16%) BS7799
12 3 (0.12%) EMIR
12 3 (0.12%) FATCA
12 3 (0.12%) HL7
12 3 (0.12%) ISO 9000
13 2 (0.080%) AIFMD
13 2 (0.080%) Data Quality
13 2 (0.080%) Solvency II
13 2 (0.080%) UCITS
System Software
1 50 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
3 12 (0.48%) Docker
4 11 (0.44%) Active Directory
5 8 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
5 8 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.12%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.040%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 138 (5.52%) HP Quality Center
2 32 (1.28%) SCVMM
3 11 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (0.40%) CA Single Sign-On
4 10 (0.40%) Puppet
5 4 (0.16%) SCCM
6 3 (0.12%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 378 (15.12%) Microsoft
2 231 (9.24%) Oracle
3 183 (7.32%) HP
4 90 (3.60%) SAP
5 68 (2.72%) IBM
6 53 (2.12%) VMware
7 47 (1.88%) Cisco
8 39 (1.56%) BMC
9 37 (1.48%) Cadence
10 35 (1.40%) Citrix
11 34 (1.36%) EMC
11 34 (1.36%) NetApp
12 33 (1.32%) CheckPoint
13 32 (1.28%) Juniper
14 29 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
15 22 (0.88%) Atlassian
16 20 (0.80%) Tableau
17 17 (0.68%) Borland
18 15 (0.60%) CA
18 15 (0.60%) Sitecore
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Webrecruit
Salary: £Competitive DOE
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Source Technology
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + bonus package
Posted: 14 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: great pension + bonus + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 per annum + Competitive salary, benefits & bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Kyna Associates
Salary: £55000 - £65000 Per Annum Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £37000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 65000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 65000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Belfast, County Antrim
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 65000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 65000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 65000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South Wales
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: to £52k DOE + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Energon People
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newport, Gwent
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Pension, Bonus, Healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton, Somerset
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
NCC Group
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 60000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 40-45k
Posted: Yesterday
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30 - 45k plus bonus plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday