Period
to 23 April 2018

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 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
UK
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 322 226 197
Rank change year-on-year -96 -29 -31
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 1,724 2,650 3,585
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.97% 1.55% 1.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.14% 6.14% 6.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1,386 2,255 3,012
UK median annual salary £41,150 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.18% +6.25% -3.61%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,500 £27,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -3.75% +6.67% -2.60%

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 41,612 43,158 56,598
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.47% 25.20% 27.85%
Number of salaries quoted 31,841 34,005 45,426
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% -1.18% +6.25%

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 April 2018.

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 23 April 2018. 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 -95 1,642 £42,000 -1.18% 193
UK excluding London -99 1,200 £38,500 -3.75% 154
London -81 504 £52,500 -4.55% 45
South East -57 337 £40,000 - 36
North of England -91 333 £39,500 -3.66% 42
Midlands -27 236 £37,500 +1.35% 38
West Midlands -12 194 £37,500 - 23
Yorkshire -86 157 £40,000 -5.88% 17
North West -74 135 £37,500 -1.32% 23
South West -109 124 £42,250 +5.63% 15
East of England -70 113 £37,500 -6.25% 17
Scotland -52 44 £35,750 -4.67% 5
East Midlands -21 42 £35,000 -2.78% 15
North East +10 41 £40,000 +19.40% 2
Wales -30 17 £30,500 -23.75% 1
Northern Ireland -7 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, 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.

1 992 (57.54%) Agile Software Development
2 810 (46.98%) Test Automation
3 689 (39.97%) ISTQB
4 509 (29.52%) QA
5 446 (25.87%) Software Testing
6 436 (25.29%) Selenium
7 422 (24.48%) Finance
8 402 (23.32%) SQL
9 382 (22.16%) Test Scripting
10 346 (20.07%) Business Analysis
11 317 (18.39%) Degree
12 300 (17.40%) Scrum
12 300 (17.40%) SDLC
13 286 (16.59%) JIRA
14 274 (15.89%) Test Strategy
15 264 (15.31%) User Acceptance Testing
16 262 (15.20%) C#
17 261 (15.14%) Analytical Skills
18 253 (14.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 253 (14.68%) Waterfall
19 242 (14.04%) Manual Testing
20 229 (13.28%) Microsoft
21 210 (12.18%) BDD
22 203 (11.77%) Regression Testing
23 195 (11.31%) PRINCE2
24 191 (11.08%) Problem-Solving
25 184 (10.67%) Test Management
26 173 (10.03%) Cucumber
27 169 (9.80%) User Stories
28 162 (9.40%) Java

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 50 (2.90%) Confluence
2 24 (1.39%) SharePoint
3 10 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (0.52%) CMS
4 9 (0.52%) Drupal
4 9 (0.52%) WebLogic
5 7 (0.41%) IIS
5 7 (0.41%) WordPress
6 6 (0.35%) CICS
6 6 (0.35%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.23%) Apache
7 4 (0.23%) Oracle Service Bus
7 4 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.17%) SAS
9 2 (0.12%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.058%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.058%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.058%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 112 (6.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 66 (3.83%) MS Visio
3 57 (3.31%) Microsoft Office
4 37 (2.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.58%) Chatbot
7 6 (0.35%) Mingle
8 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.058%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 11 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.41%) Magento
3 7 (0.41%) Markit EDM
3 7 (0.41%) Shopify
4 5 (0.29%) CA PPM
4 5 (0.29%) Northgate Housing
5 2 (0.12%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.12%) Primavera
5 2 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.058%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.058%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.058%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.058%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 45 (2.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (1.74%) SaaS
3 19 (1.10%) Office 365
3 19 (1.10%) PaaS
4 15 (0.87%) IaaS
5 12 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.41%) Basecamp
8 6 (0.35%) Google Play
9 4 (0.23%) BrowserStack
9 4 (0.23%) GitHub
10 2 (0.12%) BlazeMeter
10 2 (0.12%) npm
10 2 (0.12%) NuGet
11 1 (0.058%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.058%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.058%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.058%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 29 (1.68%) SMS
2 24 (1.39%) Internet
3 20 (1.16%) HTTP
4 13 (0.75%) Cisco IPT
5 7 (0.41%) Firewall
5 7 (0.41%) TETRA
6 6 (0.35%) TCP/IP
6 6 (0.35%) Wireshark
7 4 (0.23%) Intranet
7 4 (0.23%) SSL
8 2 (0.12%) 3G
8 2 (0.12%) DNS
9 1 (0.058%) 4G
9 1 (0.058%) FTP
9 1 (0.058%) IPv4
9 1 (0.058%) IPv6
9 1 (0.058%) LTE
9 1 (0.058%) Network Security
9 1 (0.058%) SMTP
9 1 (0.058%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (8.35%) SQL Server
2 68 (3.94%) Data Warehouse
3 50 (2.90%) Big Data
4 36 (2.09%) MySQL
5 34 (1.97%) Power BI
5 34 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 22 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 20 (1.16%) Relational Database
8 10 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
8 10 (0.58%) Oracle Database
8 10 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (0.46%) QlikView
10 7 (0.41%) DB2
10 7 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
11 6 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (0.23%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.17%) Hadoop
14 2 (0.12%) Blockchain
14 2 (0.12%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 436 (25.29%) Selenium
2 286 (16.59%) JIRA
3 173 (10.03%) Cucumber
4 102 (5.92%) WebDriver
5 98 (5.68%) Team Foundation Server
6 79 (4.58%) SoapUI
7 71 (4.12%) Git (software)
8 68 (3.94%) SpecFlow
9 58 (3.36%) HP UFT
10 56 (3.25%) JMeter
11 53 (3.07%) Jenkins
12 51 (2.96%) Visual Studio
13 32 (1.86%) LoadRunner
14 23 (1.33%) Subversion
14 23 (1.33%) TestComplete
15 22 (1.28%) NeoLoad
15 22 (1.28%) Zephyr
16 19 (1.10%) TestRail
17 18 (1.04%) Bugzilla
18 16 (0.93%) LoadUI
General
1 422 (24.48%) Finance
2 112 (6.50%) Retail
3 52 (3.02%) Legal
4 47 (2.73%) Law
5 42 (2.44%) Banking
6 40 (2.32%) Games
7 35 (2.03%) Telecoms
8 33 (1.91%) Back Office
9 25 (1.45%) Marketing
10 19 (1.10%) Publishing
11 15 (0.87%) Advertising
12 12 (0.70%) Financial Institution
13 11 (0.64%) Automotive
13 11 (0.64%) Manufacturing
14 9 (0.52%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.41%) Billing
16 6 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.29%) Electronics
17 5 (0.29%) Investment Banking
18 2 (0.12%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 839 (48.67%) Analyst
2 407 (23.61%) Test Analyst
3 309 (17.92%) Business Analyst
4 304 (17.63%) Tester
5 168 (9.74%) Test Engineer
6 131 (7.60%) Software Tester
7 117 (6.79%) Senior Analyst
8 96 (5.57%) QA Analyst
9 95 (5.51%) QA Tester
10 82 (4.76%) Automation Tester
11 81 (4.70%) QA Engineer
11 81 (4.70%) Test Manager
12 79 (4.58%) Software Analyst
13 75 (4.35%) Test Leader
14 73 (4.23%) Automation Test Analyst
15 65 (3.77%) Software Test Engineer
16 64 (3.71%) QA Test Analyst
17 59 (3.42%) Senior Test Analyst
18 58 (3.36%) Test Automation Engineer
19 55 (3.19%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (7.08%) .NET
2 76 (4.41%) Web Services
3 63 (3.65%) HTML
3 63 (3.65%) XML
4 59 (3.42%) SOAP
5 47 (2.73%) REST
6 44 (2.55%) CSS
6 44 (2.55%) Gherkin
7 33 (1.91%) JSON
8 22 (1.28%) .NET Framework
9 19 (1.10%) AngularJS
10 15 (0.87%) Flash
10 15 (0.87%) RESTful
11 10 (0.58%) Behat
11 10 (0.58%) WSDL
12 8 (0.46%) Velocity
12 8 (0.46%) XSL
13 7 (0.41%) RabbitMQ
13 7 (0.41%) XML Messaging
14 6 (0.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 261 (15.14%) Analytical Skills
2 93 (5.39%) Self-Motivation
3 60 (3.48%) Computer Science
4 58 (3.36%) Mobile App
5 56 (3.25%) Management Information System
6 55 (3.19%) Data Centre
7 48 (2.78%) User Experience
8 34 (1.97%) Fintech
9 29 (1.68%) Driving Licence
10 28 (1.62%) Smart Meter
11 16 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 15 (0.87%) Virtual Team
13 14 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
14 11 (0.64%) CMDB
14 11 (0.64%) Fixed Income
15 10 (0.58%) Analytical Mindset
16 9 (0.52%) Equities
16 9 (0.52%) Greenfield Project
16 9 (0.52%) PMI
17 8 (0.46%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 131 (7.60%) Windows
2 77 (4.47%) Linux
3 38 (2.20%) Unix
4 19 (1.10%) Windows 10
5 15 (0.87%) Android
5 15 (0.87%) Apple iOS
6 12 (0.70%) Windows 7
7 11 (0.64%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.35%) Ubuntu
8 6 (0.35%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.058%) CentOS
10 1 (0.058%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 992 (57.54%) Agile Software Development
2 810 (46.98%) Test Automation
3 446 (25.87%) Software Testing
4 382 (22.16%) Test Scripting
5 346 (20.07%) Business Analysis
6 300 (17.40%) Scrum
6 300 (17.40%) SDLC
7 274 (15.89%) Test Strategy
8 264 (15.31%) User Acceptance Testing
9 253 (14.68%) Waterfall
10 242 (14.04%) Manual Testing
11 210 (12.18%) BDD
12 203 (11.77%) Regression Testing
13 195 (11.31%) PRINCE2
14 191 (11.08%) Problem-Solving
15 184 (10.67%) Test Management
16 169 (9.80%) User Stories
17 158 (9.16%) Project Management
18 157 (9.11%) Stakeholder Management
19 148 (8.58%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 402 (23.32%) SQL
2 262 (15.20%) C#
3 162 (9.40%) Java
4 99 (5.74%) JavaScript
5 63 (3.65%) Python
6 53 (3.07%) T-SQL
7 48 (2.78%) PHP
7 48 (2.78%) Ruby
8 37 (2.15%) VB
9 27 (1.57%) Bash Shell
10 23 (1.33%) Perl
11 18 (1.04%) C
12 16 (0.93%) C++
13 15 (0.87%) PowerShell
14 11 (0.64%) Shell Script
15 10 (0.58%) PL/SQL
16 8 (0.46%) VBScript
17 7 (0.41%) Bourne shell
17 7 (0.41%) Delphi
18 6 (0.35%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 689 (39.97%) ISTQB
2 317 (18.39%) Degree
3 253 (14.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 88 (5.10%) ISEB Practitioner
5 50 (2.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 48 (2.78%) Security Cleared
7 40 (2.32%) Computer Science Degree
8 39 (2.26%) IIBA
9 31 (1.80%) PMI Certification
10 27 (1.57%) CISSP
10 27 (1.57%) PMP
11 25 (1.45%) CBAP
11 25 (1.45%) SC Cleared
12 20 (1.16%) CISM
13 17 (0.99%) CEH
14 15 (0.87%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 14 (0.81%) CRISC
16 12 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 11 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
17 11 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 509 (29.52%) QA
2 42 (2.44%) GDPR
3 38 (2.20%) Data Quality
4 34 (1.97%) SLA
5 32 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 19 (1.10%) Solvency II
7 17 (0.99%) PMO
8 14 (0.81%) PCI DSS
9 12 (0.70%) MiFID
10 9 (0.52%) ISO 9001
11 7 (0.41%) ISO 9000
12 6 (0.35%) GPG13
13 5 (0.29%) ISO 22301
14 3 (0.17%) PSD2
14 3 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 2 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
15 2 (0.12%) GAMP
15 2 (0.12%) GMP
15 2 (0.12%) PMBOK
15 2 (0.12%) SEPA
System Software
1 17 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (0.64%) Docker
3 3 (0.17%) ACF2
3 3 (0.17%) RACF
4 2 (0.12%) Firmware
5 1 (0.058%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.058%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 96 (5.57%) HP Quality Center
2 50 (2.90%) HP ALM
3 7 (0.41%) Automic
3 7 (0.41%) Dollar Universe
3 7 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.12%) HP Fortify
4 2 (0.12%) Marathon
4 2 (0.12%) Mesos
4 2 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.12%) SCCM
5 1 (0.058%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.058%) Ansible
5 1 (0.058%) CSIRT
5 1 (0.058%) Puppet
5 1 (0.058%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 229 (13.28%) Microsoft
2 114 (6.61%) HP
3 74 (4.29%) Oracle
4 28 (1.62%) Google
5 27 (1.57%) Capita
6 23 (1.33%) Cadence
7 22 (1.28%) Twitter
8 19 (1.10%) VMware
9 18 (1.04%) Citrix
9 18 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
10 15 (0.87%) Remedy
10 15 (0.87%) SAP
11 14 (0.81%) CheckPoint
11 14 (0.81%) IBM
12 13 (0.75%) Informatica
13 11 (0.64%) Atlassian
13 11 (0.64%) EMC
13 11 (0.64%) NetApp
13 11 (0.64%) WorldPay
14 10 (0.58%) Alteryx