Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
UK
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 346 254 209
Rank change year-on-year -92 -45 -19
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 1,592 2,433 3,405
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.91% 1.37% 1.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.82% 5.54% 6.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1,228 2,057 2,857
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -4.02%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -5.06%

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 41,669 43,936 55,298
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.70% 24.74% 27.20%
Number of salaries quoted 31,030 34,112 44,539
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -1.10% +1.11%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,900 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.65% - +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 17 July 2018.

Salary histogram for ISEB in the UK

ISEB
Top 15 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 July 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 -99 1,500 £42,500 - 160
UK excluding London -94 1,131 £40,000 - 133
London -101 428 £52,500 -4.55% 30
South East -41 318 £42,500 +13.33% 37
North of England -73 304 £37,750 -5.63% 34
Midlands -4 221 £40,000 +6.67% 29
West Midlands +11 190 £40,000 +5.96% 22
South West -64 145 £40,000 -2.68% 17
Yorkshire -74 143 £40,000 -5.88% 9
North West -38 137 £36,750 -2.00% 20
East of England -68 87 £37,500 - 13
Scotland -38 44 £35,500 -21.11% 2
East Midlands -27 27 £33,000 -5.71% 7
North East -9 24 £37,500 +10.29% 5
Wales -36 17 £29,129 -27.18% 1

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 853 (53.58%) Agile Software Development
2 706 (44.35%) Test Automation
3 625 (39.26%) ISTQB
4 445 (27.95%) QA
5 443 (27.83%) Software Testing
6 381 (23.93%) Selenium
7 379 (23.81%) Finance
8 339 (21.29%) Business Analysis
9 317 (19.91%) SQL
10 311 (19.54%) SDLC
11 310 (19.47%) Degree
12 304 (19.10%) Test Scripting
13 259 (16.27%) JIRA
14 254 (15.95%) C#
15 248 (15.58%) Analytical Skills
16 242 (15.20%) Scrum
17 225 (14.13%) User Acceptance Testing
18 220 (13.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 217 (13.63%) BDD
20 208 (13.07%) PRINCE2
21 207 (13.00%) Test Strategy
22 197 (12.37%) Java
23 195 (12.25%) Manual Testing
24 191 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
25 187 (11.75%) Microsoft
26 186 (11.68%) ITIL
27 182 (11.43%) Waterfall
27 182 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
28 177 (11.12%) Project Management
29 166 (10.43%) 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 64 (4.02%) Confluence
2 12 (0.75%) SharePoint
3 11 (0.69%) CMS
4 10 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 9 (0.57%) WebSphere
6 7 (0.44%) CICS
6 7 (0.44%) Drupal
7 6 (0.38%) IIS
7 6 (0.38%) WebLogic
8 5 (0.31%) SAS
9 4 (0.25%) Apache
9 4 (0.25%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.25%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.13%) WordPress
11 1 (0.063%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.063%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.063%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 113 (7.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 56 (3.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 51 (3.20%) MS Visio
4 50 (3.14%) Microsoft Office
5 15 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.50%) Mingle
7 4 (0.25%) Chatbot
7 4 (0.25%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.19%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.063%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 16 (1.01%) Markit EDM
2 9 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.19%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.13%) Magento
4 2 (0.13%) Shopify
5 1 (0.063%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.063%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.063%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.063%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.063%) Primavera
5 1 (0.063%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 47 (2.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (1.88%) PaaS
3 27 (1.70%) Amazon AWS
4 26 (1.63%) IaaS
4 26 (1.63%) Office 365
5 20 (1.26%) SaaS
6 13 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (0.57%) BrowserStack
7 9 (0.57%) GitHub
8 7 (0.44%) BlazeMeter
9 4 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (0.25%) Google Play
10 2 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.13%) Basecamp
11 1 (0.063%) Asana
11 1 (0.063%) G Suite
11 1 (0.063%) IBM Blueworks
11 1 (0.063%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 34 (2.14%) SMS
2 21 (1.32%) Firewall
3 17 (1.07%) Cisco IPT
4 15 (0.94%) Internet
5 14 (0.88%) HTTP
6 7 (0.44%) TCP/IP
7 6 (0.38%) WAN
8 5 (0.31%) LAN
8 5 (0.31%) TETRA
9 4 (0.25%) 3G
9 4 (0.25%) 4G
9 4 (0.25%) GPRS
9 4 (0.25%) GSM
9 4 (0.25%) LTE
9 4 (0.25%) PSTN
9 4 (0.25%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.13%) DNS
10 2 (0.13%) FTP
10 2 (0.13%) IPv4
10 2 (0.13%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (9.05%) SQL Server
2 70 (4.40%) Data Warehouse
3 43 (2.70%) Big Data
4 41 (2.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 38 (2.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 24 (1.51%) Relational Database
7 20 (1.26%) MySQL
8 19 (1.19%) Power BI
9 14 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (0.57%) QlikView
11 8 (0.50%) Oracle Database
12 7 (0.44%) DB2
12 7 (0.44%) SQL Server 2016
13 6 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
14 5 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
14 5 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
15 4 (0.25%) Apache Hive
16 3 (0.19%) Hadoop
16 3 (0.19%) HBase
16 3 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 381 (23.93%) Selenium
2 259 (16.27%) JIRA
3 148 (9.30%) Cucumber
4 96 (6.03%) Team Foundation Server
5 82 (5.15%) WebDriver
6 72 (4.52%) Jenkins
7 68 (4.27%) JMeter
8 67 (4.21%) SpecFlow
9 58 (3.64%) Visual Studio
10 55 (3.45%) SoapUI
11 50 (3.14%) Git (software)
12 43 (2.70%) HP UFT
13 42 (2.64%) LoadRunner
14 25 (1.57%) NeoLoad
15 21 (1.32%) Appium
15 21 (1.32%) Bugzilla
15 21 (1.32%) TestComplete
15 21 (1.32%) TestRail
16 17 (1.07%) Zephyr
17 15 (0.94%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 379 (23.81%) Finance
2 94 (5.90%) Retail
3 56 (3.52%) Law
4 49 (3.08%) Banking
4 49 (3.08%) Games
5 44 (2.76%) Legal
6 32 (2.01%) Publishing
7 31 (1.95%) Telecoms
8 25 (1.57%) Marketing
9 21 (1.32%) Back Office
10 12 (0.75%) Financial Institution
11 11 (0.69%) Billing
12 10 (0.63%) Retail Banking
13 9 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (0.50%) Advertising
15 6 (0.38%) Front Office
15 6 (0.38%) Investment Banking
16 5 (0.31%) Automotive
17 4 (0.25%) Manufacturing
18 3 (0.19%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 753 (47.30%) Analyst
2 346 (21.73%) Test Analyst
3 294 (18.47%) Business Analyst
4 226 (14.20%) Tester
5 151 (9.48%) Test Engineer
6 119 (7.47%) Software Tester
7 117 (7.35%) Senior Analyst
8 78 (4.90%) QA Engineer
9 77 (4.84%) Software Analyst
9 77 (4.84%) Test Manager
10 75 (4.71%) QA Analyst
11 68 (4.27%) Automation Test Analyst
11 68 (4.27%) Automation Tester
12 64 (4.02%) Test Automation Engineer
13 60 (3.77%) QA Tester
14 58 (3.64%) Test Leader
15 53 (3.33%) Consultant
16 51 (3.20%) IT Analyst
17 50 (3.14%) Senior Test Analyst
18 49 (3.08%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (7.41%) .NET
2 74 (4.65%) Web Services
3 48 (3.02%) Gherkin
4 46 (2.89%) HTML
5 44 (2.76%) REST
5 44 (2.76%) XML
6 43 (2.70%) SOAP
7 37 (2.32%) .NET Framework
8 26 (1.63%) CSS
9 21 (1.32%) JSON
10 20 (1.26%) RESTful
11 16 (1.01%) Flash
12 14 (0.88%) AngularJS
13 12 (0.75%) RabbitMQ
13 12 (0.75%) WSDL
14 11 (0.69%) WCF
15 8 (0.50%) Apache Flex
16 7 (0.44%) Middleware
16 7 (0.44%) XSD
17 6 (0.38%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 248 (15.58%) Analytical Skills
2 102 (6.41%) Data Centre
3 85 (5.34%) Computer Science
4 75 (4.71%) Self-Motivation
5 66 (4.15%) Management Information System
6 63 (3.96%) Mobile App
7 46 (2.89%) User Experience
8 32 (2.01%) Fintech
9 22 (1.38%) CMDB
9 22 (1.38%) Fixed Income
10 21 (1.32%) Driving Licence
11 20 (1.26%) Greenfield Project
12 19 (1.19%) Equities
13 18 (1.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 18 (1.13%) PMI
14 17 (1.07%) Derivative
15 14 (0.88%) Analytical Mindset
15 14 (0.88%) Data Structures
16 12 (0.75%) Smart Meter
17 10 (0.63%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 117 (7.35%) Windows
2 55 (3.45%) Linux
3 34 (2.14%) Unix
4 18 (1.13%) Android
4 18 (1.13%) Apple iOS
5 17 (1.07%) Windows 10
6 16 (1.01%) Windows Server
7 11 (0.69%) Windows 7
8 10 (0.63%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.31%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.063%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 853 (53.58%) Agile Software Development
2 706 (44.35%) Test Automation
3 443 (27.83%) Software Testing
4 339 (21.29%) Business Analysis
5 311 (19.54%) SDLC
6 304 (19.10%) Test Scripting
7 242 (15.20%) Scrum
8 225 (14.13%) User Acceptance Testing
9 217 (13.63%) BDD
10 208 (13.07%) PRINCE2
11 207 (13.00%) Test Strategy
12 195 (12.25%) Manual Testing
13 191 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
14 186 (11.68%) ITIL
15 182 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
15 182 (11.43%) Waterfall
16 177 (11.12%) Project Management
17 166 (10.43%) Regression Testing
18 159 (9.99%) User Stories
19 111 (6.97%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 317 (19.91%) SQL
2 254 (15.95%) C#
3 197 (12.37%) Java
4 74 (4.65%) JavaScript
5 64 (4.02%) Python
6 61 (3.83%) T-SQL
7 27 (1.70%) Perl
7 27 (1.70%) Ruby
8 26 (1.63%) Bash Shell
9 25 (1.57%) VB
10 23 (1.44%) PHP
11 21 (1.32%) C
11 21 (1.32%) C++
12 19 (1.19%) PowerShell
13 13 (0.82%) VBScript
14 12 (0.75%) Bourne shell
14 12 (0.75%) Delphi
15 9 (0.57%) Shell Script
16 7 (0.44%) COBOL
16 7 (0.44%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 625 (39.26%) ISTQB
2 310 (19.47%) Degree
3 220 (13.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 85 (5.34%) ISEB Practitioner
5 74 (4.65%) Security Cleared
6 70 (4.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 54 (3.39%) PMI Certification
8 43 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
9 42 (2.64%) PMP
10 39 (2.45%) IIBA
11 37 (2.32%) CBAP
11 37 (2.32%) SC Cleared
12 34 (2.14%) CISSP
13 19 (1.19%) CEH
14 18 (1.13%) CompTIA Security+
15 16 (1.01%) CISM
16 14 (0.88%) DV Cleared
17 13 (0.82%) CRISC
18 12 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
19 11 (0.69%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 445 (27.95%) QA
2 60 (3.77%) GDPR
3 50 (3.14%) SLA
4 44 (2.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 30 (1.88%) Data Quality
6 18 (1.13%) GPG13
7 15 (0.94%) PMO
8 11 (0.69%) ISO 9001
9 10 (0.63%) PCI DSS
10 8 (0.50%) ISO 9000
11 7 (0.44%) Solvency II
12 6 (0.38%) MiFID
12 6 (0.38%) WCAG
13 5 (0.31%) GAMP
13 5 (0.31%) GMP
14 2 (0.13%) SEPA
15 1 (0.063%) COBIT
15 1 (0.063%) ISO 15765
System Software
1 39 (2.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (0.44%) Docker
3 5 (0.31%) ACF2
3 5 (0.31%) RACF
4 4 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.063%) Firmware
6 1 (0.063%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.063%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 51 (3.20%) HP Quality Center
2 44 (2.76%) HP ALM
3 16 (1.01%) Automic
3 16 (1.01%) Dollar Universe
4 8 (0.50%) SCCM
5 6 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (0.31%) WMI
7 4 (0.25%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.19%) Oozie
9 2 (0.13%) HP Fortify
9 2 (0.13%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 187 (11.75%) Microsoft
2 83 (5.21%) HP
3 61 (3.83%) Oracle
4 41 (2.58%) VMware
5 33 (2.07%) Google
6 29 (1.82%) Citrix
7 26 (1.63%) Atlassian
7 26 (1.63%) Capita
8 24 (1.51%) CheckPoint
8 24 (1.51%) EMC
8 24 (1.51%) NetApp
9 20 (1.26%) SAP
10 19 (1.19%) Cadence
11 16 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
12 12 (0.75%) Casewise
12 12 (0.75%) IBM
12 12 (0.75%) Twitter
13 11 (0.69%) Tableau
13 11 (0.69%) Telerik
14 9 (0.57%) Remedy