Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
UK
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 312 211 196
Rank change year-on-year -101 -15 -40
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 1,730 2,795 3,735
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.99% 1.59% 1.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.16% 6.27% 6.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1,409 2,365 3,194
UK median annual salary £40,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.71% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year -3.75% +8.11% -1.33%

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 41,555 44,572 58,410
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.72% 25.37% 27.67%
Number of salaries quoted 32,255 35,232 46,572
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 £78,750 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.19% -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 24 February 2018.

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 24 February 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 -97 1,644 £41,000 -3.53% 188
UK excluding London -108 1,177 £38,500 -3.75% 166
London -54 535 £50,000 -9.09% 38
North of England -90 328 £37,500 -6.25% 47
South East -79 317 £40,000 - 35
Midlands -35 243 £37,500 - 29
West Midlands -20 186 £37,500 - 16
North West -61 143 £36,500 -6.41% 18
Yorkshire -100 141 £40,000 -5.88% 21
South West -96 116 £42,500 +13.33% 20
East of England -100 109 £37,500 +4.17% 19
East Midlands -33 57 £37,500 +4.17% 13
Scotland -47 46 £39,250 -1.88% 13
North East +13 44 £40,000 +17.65% 8
Wales -45 19 £32,500 -13.33% 2
Isle of Man - 2 £40,000 -
Northern Ireland -15 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 1,006 (58.15%) Agile Software Development
2 821 (47.46%) Test Automation
3 673 (38.90%) ISTQB
4 508 (29.36%) QA
5 487 (28.15%) Finance
6 459 (26.53%) Software Testing
7 454 (26.24%) Selenium
8 405 (23.41%) SQL
8 405 (23.41%) Test Scripting
9 373 (21.56%) Business Analysis
10 362 (20.92%) Degree
11 311 (17.98%) Scrum
12 299 (17.28%) Test Strategy
13 295 (17.05%) User Acceptance Testing
14 291 (16.82%) SDLC
15 275 (15.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 258 (14.91%) JIRA
17 257 (14.86%) Analytical Skills
18 249 (14.39%) Waterfall
19 236 (13.64%) Manual Testing
19 236 (13.64%) C#
20 235 (13.58%) Microsoft
21 233 (13.47%) Regression Testing
22 193 (11.16%) Test Management
23 188 (10.87%) BDD
24 187 (10.81%) Cucumber
25 174 (10.06%) Project Management
25 174 (10.06%) PRINCE2
26 151 (8.73%) User Stories
27 150 (8.67%) Stakeholder 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 39 (2.25%) Confluence
2 25 (1.45%) SharePoint
3 13 (0.75%) CMS
4 11 (0.64%) Apache Spark
5 9 (0.52%) Drupal
6 8 (0.46%) Apache
6 8 (0.46%) IIS
6 8 (0.46%) WebLogic
7 7 (0.40%) WordPress
8 4 (0.23%) Oracle Service Bus
8 4 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.12%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.058%) CICS
11 1 (0.058%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.058%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 108 (6.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 74 (4.28%) MS Visio
3 69 (3.99%) Microsoft Office
4 30 (1.73%) Microsoft Project
5 28 (1.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 10 (0.58%) Chatbot
7 4 (0.23%) Mingle
8 1 (0.058%) EngageOne
8 1 (0.058%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 22 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
2 16 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.46%) Magento
4 7 (0.40%) Shopify
5 5 (0.29%) CA PPM
5 5 (0.29%) Northgate Housing
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.058%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.058%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.058%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.058%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.058%) Primavera
7 1 (0.058%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.058%) Siebel CRM
7 1 (0.058%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.058%) VisionPLUS
7 1 (0.058%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 50 (2.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (2.14%) SaaS
3 23 (1.33%) PaaS
4 20 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
5 19 (1.10%) IaaS
6 15 (0.87%) Office 365
7 7 (0.40%) Basecamp
8 6 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
9 5 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.23%) BrowserStack
10 4 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.17%) GitHub
11 3 (0.17%) Google Play
12 2 (0.12%) BlazeMeter
12 2 (0.12%) npm
13 1 (0.058%) Google Analytics
13 1 (0.058%) Slack
13 1 (0.058%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.27%) SMS
2 21 (1.21%) Internet
3 20 (1.16%) HTTP
4 10 (0.58%) Intranet
5 7 (0.40%) SSL
5 7 (0.40%) TETRA
6 6 (0.35%) Firewall
7 5 (0.29%) Cisco IPT
7 5 (0.29%) Wireshark
8 4 (0.23%) ATM
8 4 (0.23%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.17%) Extranet
10 2 (0.12%) VLAN
11 1 (0.058%) 3G
11 1 (0.058%) Bluetooth
11 1 (0.058%) DNS
11 1 (0.058%) FTP
11 1 (0.058%) Network Security
11 1 (0.058%) SMTP
11 1 (0.058%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (7.86%) SQL Server
2 61 (3.53%) Big Data
3 55 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
4 37 (2.14%) MySQL
5 32 (1.85%) Power BI
6 20 (1.16%) Relational Database
7 18 (1.04%) Hadoop
8 17 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 15 (0.87%) Oracle Database
10 12 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 11 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
12 9 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (0.29%) SQL Server 2016
14 4 (0.23%) BigQuery
14 4 (0.23%) RDBMS
14 4 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 3 (0.17%) Azure SQL Database
15 3 (0.17%) Blockchain
15 3 (0.17%) DB2
15 3 (0.17%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 454 (26.24%) Selenium
2 258 (14.91%) JIRA
3 187 (10.81%) Cucumber
4 131 (7.57%) WebDriver
5 99 (5.72%) Team Foundation Server
6 98 (5.66%) SoapUI
7 74 (4.28%) Git (software)
8 69 (3.99%) HP UFT
9 68 (3.93%) SpecFlow
10 61 (3.53%) Jenkins
11 54 (3.12%) JMeter
12 46 (2.66%) Visual Studio
13 36 (2.08%) LoadRunner
14 30 (1.73%) Zephyr
15 27 (1.56%) Subversion
16 21 (1.21%) TestComplete
17 20 (1.16%) NUnit
17 20 (1.16%) Robot Framework
17 20 (1.16%) TestRail
18 17 (0.98%) Bugzilla
General
1 487 (28.15%) Finance
2 123 (7.11%) Retail
3 70 (4.05%) Banking
4 58 (3.35%) Legal
5 38 (2.20%) Marketing
6 36 (2.08%) Back Office
7 35 (2.02%) Telecoms
8 32 (1.85%) Law
9 31 (1.79%) Games
10 22 (1.27%) Retail Banking
11 16 (0.92%) Investment Banking
12 15 (0.87%) Manufacturing
12 15 (0.87%) Publishing
13 14 (0.81%) Automotive
14 12 (0.69%) Financial Institution
15 11 (0.64%) Advertising
16 7 (0.40%) Electronics
17 6 (0.35%) Billing
18 4 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
19 3 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 873 (50.46%) Analyst
2 415 (23.99%) Test Analyst
3 354 (20.46%) Business Analyst
4 291 (16.82%) Tester
5 173 (10.00%) Test Engineer
6 122 (7.05%) Senior Analyst
7 120 (6.94%) Software Tester
8 88 (5.09%) Test Leader
9 85 (4.91%) Automation Tester
9 85 (4.91%) QA Analyst
10 79 (4.57%) QA Tester
11 78 (4.51%) Test Manager
12 70 (4.05%) QA Engineer
13 66 (3.82%) Software Analyst
14 64 (3.70%) Automation Test Analyst
14 64 (3.70%) Software Test Engineer
15 59 (3.41%) QA Test Analyst
16 58 (3.35%) Senior Business Analyst
16 58 (3.35%) Senior Test Analyst
17 57 (3.29%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (6.76%) .NET
2 84 (4.86%) Web Services
3 72 (4.16%) SOAP
4 64 (3.70%) HTML
5 62 (3.58%) XML
6 49 (2.83%) Gherkin
7 45 (2.60%) CSS
8 40 (2.31%) REST
9 39 (2.25%) JSON
10 24 (1.39%) AngularJS
11 17 (0.98%) RESTful
12 15 (0.87%) Behat
12 15 (0.87%) Flash
13 14 (0.81%) .NET Framework
14 11 (0.64%) ASP.NET
15 10 (0.58%) React
16 9 (0.52%) Node.js
16 9 (0.52%) Velocity
17 8 (0.46%) XSL
18 7 (0.40%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 257 (14.86%) Analytical Skills
2 80 (4.62%) Computer Science
3 62 (3.58%) Mobile App
4 48 (2.77%) Management Information System
5 44 (2.54%) User Experience
6 26 (1.50%) Data Centre
7 25 (1.45%) Driving Licence
7 25 (1.45%) Fintech
8 24 (1.39%) Smart Meter
8 24 (1.39%) Virtual Team
9 23 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 15 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
11 12 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
12 11 (0.64%) Reference Data
13 10 (0.58%) CMDB
13 10 (0.58%) Smart Energy
14 8 (0.46%) Client/Server
14 8 (0.46%) PKI
15 6 (0.35%) Analytical Mindset
15 6 (0.35%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 131 (7.57%) Windows
2 68 (3.93%) Linux
3 40 (2.31%) Unix
4 14 (0.81%) Windows 10
5 13 (0.75%) Android
5 13 (0.75%) Apple iOS
6 7 (0.40%) Windows 7
6 7 (0.40%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.058%) CentOS
9 1 (0.058%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.058%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,006 (58.15%) Agile Software Development
2 821 (47.46%) Test Automation
3 459 (26.53%) Software Testing
4 405 (23.41%) Test Scripting
5 373 (21.56%) Business Analysis
6 311 (17.98%) Scrum
7 299 (17.28%) Test Strategy
8 295 (17.05%) User Acceptance Testing
9 291 (16.82%) SDLC
10 249 (14.39%) Waterfall
11 236 (13.64%) Manual Testing
12 233 (13.47%) Regression Testing
13 193 (11.16%) Test Management
14 188 (10.87%) BDD
15 174 (10.06%) PRINCE2
15 174 (10.06%) Project Management
16 151 (8.73%) User Stories
17 150 (8.67%) Stakeholder Management
18 148 (8.55%) Scenario Testing
18 148 (8.55%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 405 (23.41%) SQL
2 236 (13.64%) C#
3 148 (8.55%) Java
4 109 (6.30%) JavaScript
5 62 (3.58%) Python
6 57 (3.29%) Ruby
7 48 (2.77%) T-SQL
8 46 (2.66%) PHP
9 32 (1.85%) VB
10 17 (0.98%) Bash Shell
10 17 (0.98%) C
11 13 (0.75%) Perl
12 11 (0.64%) C++
12 11 (0.64%) PL/SQL
13 9 (0.52%) PowerShell
13 9 (0.52%) Scala
14 8 (0.46%) VB.NET
15 7 (0.40%) VBScript
16 5 (0.29%) Shell Script
17 3 (0.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 673 (38.90%) ISTQB
2 362 (20.92%) Degree
3 275 (15.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 78 (4.51%) ISEB Practitioner
5 64 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
6 51 (2.95%) Security Cleared
7 46 (2.66%) IIBA
8 31 (1.79%) PMI Certification
9 30 (1.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 28 (1.62%) PMP
11 22 (1.27%) CBAP
11 22 (1.27%) SC Cleared
12 20 (1.16%) CEH
12 20 (1.16%) CISSP
13 18 (1.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 14 (0.81%) MCSA
14 14 (0.81%) MCSE
14 14 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
15 13 (0.75%) CISM
15 13 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 508 (29.36%) QA
2 46 (2.66%) Data Quality
3 44 (2.54%) GDPR
4 30 (1.73%) Solvency II
5 21 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 20 (1.16%) PMO
7 19 (1.10%) SLA
8 16 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 12 (0.69%) MiFID
10 11 (0.64%) PCI DSS
11 6 (0.35%) GPG13
11 6 (0.35%) ISO 9000
12 5 (0.29%) ISO 22301
13 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 3 (0.17%) PSD2
14 2 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
14 2 (0.12%) ISO 15765
14 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
14 2 (0.12%) PMBOK
14 2 (0.12%) SEPA
System Software
1 14 (0.81%) Docker
2 12 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.12%) Firmware
5 1 (0.058%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.058%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 111 (6.42%) HP Quality Center
2 49 (2.83%) HP ALM
3 7 (0.40%) Marathon
3 7 (0.40%) Mesos
4 5 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.17%) SCVMM
5 3 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.12%) HP Fortify
6 2 (0.12%) Puppet
6 2 (0.12%) SCCM
6 2 (0.12%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.058%) Ansible
7 1 (0.058%) CSIRT
7 1 (0.058%) Dollar Universe
7 1 (0.058%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 235 (13.58%) Microsoft
2 126 (7.28%) HP
3 82 (4.74%) Oracle
4 24 (1.39%) Capita
5 22 (1.27%) Google
5 22 (1.27%) Informatica
6 21 (1.21%) Cadence
7 17 (0.98%) Citrix
8 15 (0.87%) CheckPoint
8 15 (0.87%) Cognos
8 15 (0.87%) Twitter
9 14 (0.81%) VMware
10 13 (0.75%) IBM
10 13 (0.75%) Remedy
11 12 (0.69%) Cloudera
11 12 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
12 11 (0.64%) EMC
12 11 (0.64%) NetApp
13 10 (0.58%) Alteryx
14 9 (0.52%) SAP