Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
UK
6 months to
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 269 205 186
Rank change year-on-year -64 -19 -20
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 2225 3307 3880
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.26% 1.67% 1.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.18% 6.22% 6.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1843 2763 3320
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% -2.60% +6.21%

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 42994 53127 59835
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.42% 26.83% 27.54%
Number of salaries quoted 33062 42941 47460
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,252 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -58 2108 £42,500 +6.25% 129
UK excluding London -63 1579 £40,000 +6.67% 111
London -40 633 £55,000 +4.76% 28
North of England -48 469 £37,500 +7.14% 38
South East -67 354 £37,500 -6.25% 27
Midlands -54 269 £40,000 +6.67% 14
Yorkshire -27 266 £42,500 +21.43% 16
South West +6 229 £41,100 -3.29% 12
West Midlands -13 216 £40,000 +14.29% 13
North West -58 192 £35,000 -6.67% 19
East of England -57 156 £37,500 +7.14% 10
East Midlands -68 53 £37,000 -7.50% 1
Wales -26 45 £40,000 +14.29% 1
Scotland -25 42 £56,250 +58.45% 8
Northern Ireland -7 18 £50,000 +100.00% 1
Isle of Man - 12 £40,000 -
North East +14 11 £35,000 - 3

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 1228 (55.19%) Agile Software Development
2 1040 (46.74%) ISTQB
3 1038 (46.65%) Test Automation
4 739 (33.21%) Finance
5 582 (26.16%) QA
6 578 (25.98%) SQL
7 533 (23.96%) Selenium
8 519 (23.33%) Test Scripting
9 492 (22.11%) Software Testing
10 476 (21.39%) Degree
11 421 (18.92%) Business Analysis
12 372 (16.72%) Java
13 370 (16.63%) User Acceptance Testing
14 363 (16.31%) Scrum
15 330 (14.83%) Test Strategy
15 330 (14.83%) SDLC
16 326 (14.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 317 (14.25%) C#
18 314 (14.11%) Waterfall
19 300 (13.48%) Microsoft
20 296 (13.30%) JIRA
21 291 (13.08%) Cucumber
22 288 (12.94%) Stakeholder Management
23 282 (12.67%) Analytical Skills
24 262 (11.78%) BDD
25 247 (11.10%) Manual Testing
26 229 (10.29%) Windows
27 227 (10.20%) Non-Functional Testing
28 217 (9.75%) Project Management
29 213 (9.57%) Regression Testing

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 38 (1.71%) Confluence
2 37 (1.66%) SharePoint
3 36 (1.62%) CMS
4 16 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 15 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
6 11 (0.49%) EPiServer
7 10 (0.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 7 (0.31%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.22%) Oracle Service Bus
9 5 (0.22%) Umbraco
10 4 (0.18%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.18%) IIS
10 4 (0.18%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.13%) WebLogic Portal
12 2 (0.090%) Tuxedo
13 1 (0.045%) ATG Dynamo
13 1 (0.045%) IBM Domino
13 1 (0.045%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.045%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 114 (5.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 92 (4.13%) Microsoft Office
3 56 (2.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 51 (2.29%) MS Visio
5 31 (1.39%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.18%) Mingle
7 3 (0.13%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 24 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
3 13 (0.58%) Oracle Payables
3 13 (0.58%) Oracle Receivables
4 10 (0.45%) Eloqua
4 10 (0.45%) SessionCam
4 10 (0.45%) Social Studio
5 8 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (0.36%) Magento
6 7 (0.31%) Adobe Campaign
7 6 (0.27%) HFM
7 6 (0.27%) Hyperion Enterprise
7 6 (0.27%) IntelliMatch
8 5 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.18%) Markit EDM
9 4 (0.18%) thinkFolio
9 4 (0.18%) Unica
10 3 (0.13%) Eagle PACE
10 3 (0.13%) FastStats
10 3 (0.13%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 75 (3.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (1.66%) SaaS
3 29 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (1.08%) PaaS
5 23 (1.03%) IaaS
6 11 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (0.45%) Adobe Analytics
7 10 (0.45%) Google Analytics
8 8 (0.36%) Office 365
9 6 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (0.22%) BrowserStack
11 3 (0.13%) GitHub
11 3 (0.13%) Sauce Labs
12 2 (0.090%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 1 (0.045%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.045%) Heroku
13 1 (0.045%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.12%) SMS
1 25 (1.12%) VoIP
2 21 (0.94%) Internet
3 19 (0.85%) SSL
4 12 (0.54%) NetScaler
5 10 (0.45%) DNS
6 9 (0.40%) Intranet
6 9 (0.40%) Unified Communications
7 8 (0.36%) HTTP
7 8 (0.36%) LDAP
8 6 (0.27%) PuTTY
8 6 (0.27%) SSH
9 5 (0.22%) Firewall
10 3 (0.13%) TCP/IP
10 3 (0.13%) VPN
11 2 (0.090%) FTP
11 2 (0.090%) SAN
11 2 (0.090%) WAN
11 2 (0.090%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.090%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (5.84%) SQL Server
2 68 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
3 51 (2.29%) Big Data
4 44 (1.98%) Relational Database
5 26 (1.17%) MySQL
5 26 (1.17%) Power BI
6 17 (0.76%) NoSQL
7 16 (0.72%) Oracle Database
8 14 (0.63%) DB2
9 12 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (0.45%) Hadoop
10 10 (0.45%) Mixpanel
10 10 (0.45%) MongoDB
10 10 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
11 9 (0.40%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.27%) Blockchain
13 5 (0.22%) Data Lake
13 5 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 4 (0.18%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 533 (23.96%) Selenium
2 296 (13.30%) JIRA
3 291 (13.08%) Cucumber
4 146 (6.56%) Jenkins
5 139 (6.25%) HP UFT
6 136 (6.11%) Team Foundation Server
7 122 (5.48%) JMeter
8 119 (5.35%) WebDriver
9 109 (4.90%) LoadRunner
10 103 (4.63%) SoapUI
11 101 (4.54%) SpecFlow
12 77 (3.46%) Git (software)
13 68 (3.06%) Visual Studio
14 45 (2.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 41 (1.84%) Gatling
16 38 (1.71%) JUnit
17 30 (1.35%) SilkTest
18 28 (1.26%) TestNG
18 28 (1.26%) TestRail
19 25 (1.12%) Appium
General
1 739 (33.21%) Finance
2 198 (8.90%) Retail
3 138 (6.20%) Banking
4 118 (5.30%) Telecoms
5 80 (3.60%) Marketing
6 74 (3.33%) Legal
7 60 (2.70%) Law
8 49 (2.20%) Advertising
9 40 (1.80%) Manufacturing
10 38 (1.71%) Games
11 35 (1.57%) Back Office
12 34 (1.53%) Automotive
13 26 (1.17%) Electronics
14 24 (1.08%) Aerospace
15 23 (1.03%) Financial Institution
16 19 (0.85%) Publishing
17 14 (0.63%) Investment Banking
18 7 (0.31%) Billing
18 7 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
19 5 (0.22%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1223 (54.97%) Analyst
2 641 (28.81%) Test Analyst
3 501 (22.52%) Business Analyst
4 259 (11.64%) Test Engineer
5 255 (11.46%) Tester
6 163 (7.33%) Senior Analyst
7 145 (6.52%) Automation Test Analyst
8 134 (6.02%) Test Automation Engineer
9 127 (5.71%) Test Leader
10 115 (5.17%) Software Analyst
11 107 (4.81%) Test Manager
12 100 (4.49%) Software Tester
13 99 (4.45%) IT Analyst
13 99 (4.45%) QA Analyst
14 94 (4.22%) Automation Tester
15 93 (4.18%) Senior Test Analyst
16 91 (4.09%) Software Test Analyst
17 89 (4.00%) QA Engineer
18 85 (3.82%) Agile Business Analyst
19 80 (3.60%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (8.09%) .NET
2 160 (7.19%) XML
3 123 (5.53%) SOAP
4 104 (4.67%) Web Services
5 81 (3.64%) REST
6 80 (3.60%) HTML
7 65 (2.92%) Gherkin
8 33 (1.48%) JSON
9 32 (1.44%) CSS
10 21 (0.94%) Middleware
11 18 (0.81%) Flash
12 17 (0.76%) .NET Framework
12 17 (0.76%) Behat
13 14 (0.63%) AngularJS
13 14 (0.63%) HTML5
13 14 (0.63%) React
14 12 (0.54%) XSD
15 11 (0.49%) WSDL
16 10 (0.45%) DOM
16 10 (0.45%) XBRL
Miscellaneous
1 282 (12.67%) Analytical Skills
2 105 (4.72%) Computer Science
3 45 (2.02%) User Experience
4 44 (1.98%) Management Information System
5 42 (1.89%) Data Centre
6 39 (1.75%) Mobile App
7 33 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
8 31 (1.39%) Smart Meter
9 28 (1.26%) Derivative
10 27 (1.21%) Fintech
11 26 (1.17%) Virtual Team
12 21 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 21 (0.94%) NHS
13 18 (0.81%) Client/Server
13 18 (0.81%) Credit Derivative
13 18 (0.81%) Driving Licence
14 17 (0.76%) Fixed Income
15 16 (0.72%) Cyber Defence
16 13 (0.58%) EPoS
16 13 (0.58%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 229 (10.29%) Windows
2 149 (6.70%) Linux
3 95 (4.27%) Unix
4 31 (1.39%) Solaris
5 25 (1.12%) Android
6 24 (1.08%) Windows Server
7 23 (1.03%) Apple iOS
8 19 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.27%) Windows Phone
11 4 (0.18%) Kali Linux
11 4 (0.18%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.18%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.045%) AIX
12 1 (0.045%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.045%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1228 (55.19%) Agile Software Development
2 1038 (46.65%) Test Automation
3 519 (23.33%) Test Scripting
4 492 (22.11%) Software Testing
5 421 (18.92%) Business Analysis
6 370 (16.63%) User Acceptance Testing
7 363 (16.31%) Scrum
8 330 (14.83%) SDLC
8 330 (14.83%) Test Strategy
9 314 (14.11%) Waterfall
10 288 (12.94%) Stakeholder Management
11 262 (11.78%) BDD
12 247 (11.10%) Manual Testing
13 227 (10.20%) Non-Functional Testing
14 217 (9.75%) Project Management
15 213 (9.57%) Regression Testing
16 201 (9.03%) Test Management
17 191 (8.58%) Functional Testing
18 190 (8.54%) TDD
19 180 (8.09%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 578 (25.98%) SQL
2 372 (16.72%) Java
3 317 (14.25%) C#
4 140 (6.29%) Python
5 121 (5.44%) Ruby
6 89 (4.00%) C++
7 87 (3.91%) JavaScript
8 74 (3.33%) C
9 54 (2.43%) T-SQL
10 43 (1.93%) Perl
11 26 (1.17%) VB
12 23 (1.03%) VB.NET
13 16 (0.72%) PHP
13 16 (0.72%) VBScript
14 15 (0.67%) Bash Shell
15 13 (0.58%) Scala
16 11 (0.49%) XPath
17 10 (0.45%) PL/SQL
18 9 (0.40%) Groovy
18 9 (0.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1040 (46.74%) ISTQB
2 476 (21.39%) Degree
3 326 (14.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 138 (6.20%) Security Cleared
5 76 (3.42%) Computer Science Degree
6 69 (3.10%) ISEB Practitioner
7 63 (2.83%) DV Cleared
8 56 (2.52%) CBAP
9 49 (2.20%) SC Cleared
10 37 (1.66%) IIBA
11 28 (1.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 28 (1.26%) PMI Certification
12 26 (1.17%) PMP
13 23 (1.03%) CISSP
14 22 (0.99%) CISA
15 20 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 19 (0.85%) CISM
17 17 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
18 14 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 9 (0.40%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 582 (26.16%) QA
2 30 (1.35%) SLA
3 18 (0.81%) GDPR
4 15 (0.67%) PMO
5 14 (0.63%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.45%) ISO 9001
6 10 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 19770
7 6 (0.27%) MiFID
8 5 (0.22%) HL7
8 5 (0.22%) ISO 9000
8 5 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 4 (0.18%) BS7799
9 4 (0.18%) COBIT
10 3 (0.13%) AIFMD
10 3 (0.13%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.13%) EMIR
10 3 (0.13%) ISO 14001
10 3 (0.13%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.13%) UCITS
System Software
1 24 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
3 14 (0.63%) Active Directory
3 14 (0.63%) Docker
4 10 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
4 10 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.045%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 104 (4.67%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.49%) SCVMM
3 9 (0.40%) Puppet
4 8 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.18%) HP SiteScope
5 4 (0.18%) Marathon
5 4 (0.18%) Mesos
6 3 (0.13%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.045%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.045%) SCCM
Vendors
1 300 (13.48%) Microsoft
2 195 (8.76%) Oracle
3 171 (7.69%) HP
4 71 (3.19%) SAP
5 50 (2.25%) Cadence
6 37 (1.66%) IBM
7 34 (1.53%) Cisco
8 31 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
9 27 (1.21%) VMware
10 22 (0.99%) Atlassian
11 20 (0.90%) Red Hat
11 20 (0.90%) Tableau
12 19 (0.85%) Citrix
12 19 (0.85%) Sitecore
13 18 (0.81%) BMC
13 18 (0.81%) Borland
14 17 (0.76%) Remedy
15 16 (0.72%) hybris
16 15 (0.67%) Sybase
17 14 (0.63%) EMC