Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 310 210 195
Rank change year-on-year -100 -15 -37
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 1858 3104 3838
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.07% 1.64% 1.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.40% 6.21% 6.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1504 2612 3330
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -

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 42181 49999 59880
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.20% 26.36% 27.39%
Number of salaries quoted 32384 40149 47790
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £74,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -96 1750 £42,500 +6.25% 74
UK excluding London -89 1261 £40,000 +6.67% 61
London -40 584 £52,500 -4.55% 20
North of England -81 342 £35,000 - 25
South East -105 294 £37,500 -6.25% 6
Midlands -78 236 £40,000 +6.67% 14
West Midlands -40 180 £40,000 +14.29% 8
North West -54 164 £35,000 +6.06% 14
Yorkshire -83 160 £38,750 +3.33% 9
South West -45 159 £40,000 - 6
East of England -68 137 £37,500 +7.14% 3
East Midlands -52 57 £37,250 -4.49% 6
Scotland -29 43 £55,000 +54.93% 5
Wales -34 34 £40,000 +14.29% 2
North East +12 18 £36,250 +3.57% 2
Isle of Man - 15 £40,000 -
Northern Ireland -20 12 - -

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 969 (52.15%) Agile Software Development
2 823 (44.29%) Test Automation
3 756 (40.69%) ISTQB
4 636 (34.23%) Finance
5 493 (26.53%) QA
6 463 (24.92%) Degree
7 456 (24.54%) SQL
8 446 (24.00%) Software Testing
9 425 (22.87%) Test Scripting
10 415 (22.34%) Selenium
11 391 (21.04%) Business Analysis
12 329 (17.71%) User Acceptance Testing
13 310 (16.68%) SDLC
14 281 (15.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 281 (15.12%) Scrum
15 270 (14.53%) Test Strategy
16 264 (14.21%) Java
17 253 (13.62%) Analytical Skills
18 237 (12.76%) C#
19 229 (12.33%) JIRA
20 223 (12.00%) Project Management
20 223 (12.00%) Microsoft
21 222 (11.95%) Stakeholder Management
21 222 (11.95%) Manual Testing
22 219 (11.79%) Waterfall
23 217 (11.68%) Regression Testing
24 207 (11.14%) Cucumber
25 197 (10.60%) BDD
26 171 (9.20%) Windows
27 166 (8.93%) PRINCE2

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 (2.10%) Confluence
2 33 (1.78%) CMS
3 28 (1.51%) SharePoint
4 13 (0.70%) Apache Spark
5 12 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 10 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
7 9 (0.48%) EPiServer
8 8 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 7 (0.38%) IIS
10 4 (0.22%) Apache
10 4 (0.22%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.16%) Oracle Service Bus
12 2 (0.11%) IBM Domino
12 2 (0.11%) Tuxedo
12 2 (0.11%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.054%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.054%) Tomcat
Applications
1 97 (5.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 91 (4.90%) Microsoft Office
3 41 (2.21%) Microsoft Project
4 39 (2.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 39 (2.10%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.16%) Chatbot
5 3 (0.16%) Mingle
6 1 (0.054%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 23 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.48%) Magento
4 8 (0.43%) Eloqua
4 8 (0.43%) SessionCam
4 8 (0.43%) Social Studio
5 7 (0.38%) Adobe Campaign
6 6 (0.32%) HFM
6 6 (0.32%) Hyperion Enterprise
7 5 (0.27%) thinkFolio
8 4 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.22%) IntelliMatch
8 4 (0.22%) LatentZero
8 4 (0.22%) Unica
9 3 (0.16%) FastStats
9 3 (0.16%) Markit EDM
10 2 (0.11%) Actimize
10 2 (0.11%) Eagle PACE
10 2 (0.11%) Minerva
10 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 63 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (1.88%) SaaS
3 27 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (1.24%) IaaS
4 23 (1.24%) PaaS
5 8 (0.43%) Adobe Analytics
5 8 (0.43%) Google Analytics
6 7 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (0.38%) Office 365
7 5 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (0.22%) GitHub
8 4 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.054%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.054%) Google Play
9 1 (0.054%) IBM Blueworks
9 1 (0.054%) Slack
9 1 (0.054%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.35%) SMS
2 20 (1.08%) Internet
3 16 (0.86%) VoIP
4 14 (0.75%) SSL
5 13 (0.70%) Intranet
6 12 (0.65%) NetScaler
7 8 (0.43%) Unified Communications
8 7 (0.38%) DNS
8 7 (0.38%) Firewall
9 5 (0.27%) HTTP
10 4 (0.22%) ATM
10 4 (0.22%) LDAP
10 4 (0.22%) PuTTY
10 4 (0.22%) SSH
11 3 (0.16%) Cisco IPT
11 3 (0.16%) TETRA
12 2 (0.11%) Extranet
12 2 (0.11%) IP Telephony
12 2 (0.11%) SAN
12 2 (0.11%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (5.54%) SQL Server
2 54 (2.91%) Big Data
3 37 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
4 25 (1.35%) Relational Database
5 21 (1.13%) MySQL
6 20 (1.08%) Hadoop
7 19 (1.02%) Oracle Database
8 18 (0.97%) Power BI
9 13 (0.70%) NoSQL
10 9 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (0.43%) Mixpanel
12 6 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (0.32%) DB2
12 6 (0.32%) MongoDB
12 6 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (0.27%) SQL Server 2014
14 4 (0.22%) BigQuery
14 4 (0.22%) RDBMS
15 3 (0.16%) Azure SQL Database
16 2 (0.11%) Riak
Development Applications
1 415 (22.34%) Selenium
2 229 (12.33%) JIRA
3 207 (11.14%) Cucumber
4 127 (6.84%) HP UFT
4 127 (6.84%) Jenkins
5 118 (6.35%) WebDriver
6 97 (5.22%) Team Foundation Server
7 85 (4.57%) SoapUI
8 81 (4.36%) JMeter
9 72 (3.88%) LoadRunner
10 68 (3.66%) SpecFlow
11 66 (3.55%) Git (software)
12 56 (3.01%) Visual Studio
13 35 (1.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 34 (1.83%) TestRail
15 30 (1.61%) JUnit
16 29 (1.56%) Gatling
17 23 (1.24%) TestNG
18 20 (1.08%) Appium
18 20 (1.08%) TeamCity
General
1 636 (34.23%) Finance
2 150 (8.07%) Retail
3 130 (7.00%) Banking
4 100 (5.38%) Telecoms
5 81 (4.36%) Marketing
6 61 (3.28%) Legal
7 38 (2.05%) Law
8 35 (1.88%) Back Office
9 34 (1.83%) Games
10 30 (1.61%) Advertising
11 26 (1.40%) Automotive
12 24 (1.29%) Investment Banking
12 24 (1.29%) Manufacturing
13 23 (1.24%) Electronics
14 19 (1.02%) Financial Institution
15 18 (0.97%) Retail Banking
16 16 (0.86%) Publishing
17 10 (0.54%) Aerospace
18 6 (0.32%) Billing
19 5 (0.27%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 990 (53.28%) Analyst
2 494 (26.59%) Test Analyst
3 427 (22.98%) Business Analyst
4 233 (12.54%) Tester
5 190 (10.23%) Test Engineer
6 129 (6.94%) Senior Analyst
7 104 (5.60%) Software Tester
8 102 (5.49%) Test Leader
9 94 (5.06%) Software Analyst
10 85 (4.57%) Test Manager
11 83 (4.47%) IT Analyst
12 79 (4.25%) Automation Tester
12 79 (4.25%) Test Automation Engineer
13 77 (4.14%) Automation Test Analyst
14 72 (3.88%) Software Test Analyst
15 70 (3.77%) Business IT Analyst
15 70 (3.77%) QA Analyst
16 69 (3.71%) QA Engineer
17 68 (3.66%) IT Business Analyst
18 65 (3.50%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (6.89%) .NET
2 126 (6.78%) XML
3 109 (5.87%) SOAP
4 103 (5.54%) Web Services
5 69 (3.71%) HTML
6 66 (3.55%) REST
7 53 (2.85%) Gherkin
8 36 (1.94%) CSS
9 25 (1.35%) JSON
10 21 (1.13%) Middleware
11 18 (0.97%) Flash
12 15 (0.81%) .NET Framework
13 14 (0.75%) AngularJS
13 14 (0.75%) Behat
14 13 (0.70%) React
15 12 (0.65%) Node.js
15 12 (0.65%) RESTful
16 10 (0.54%) ASP.NET
16 10 (0.54%) DOM
16 10 (0.54%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 253 (13.62%) Analytical Skills
2 100 (5.38%) Computer Science
3 45 (2.42%) Management Information System
4 44 (2.37%) Mobile App
5 39 (2.10%) Data Centre
5 39 (2.10%) User Experience
6 33 (1.78%) Smart Meter
7 29 (1.56%) Virtual Team
8 27 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 24 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
10 23 (1.24%) Fintech
11 20 (1.08%) Derivative
12 16 (0.86%) Reference Data
12 16 (0.86%) Smart Energy
13 15 (0.81%) Client/Server
14 14 (0.75%) Fixed Income
15 12 (0.65%) CMDB
15 12 (0.65%) Credit Derivative
16 11 (0.59%) Equities
17 10 (0.54%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 171 (9.20%) Windows
2 93 (5.01%) Linux
3 70 (3.77%) Unix
4 22 (1.18%) Solaris
5 21 (1.13%) Android
5 21 (1.13%) Apple iOS
6 12 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (0.43%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.22%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.16%) Kali Linux
9 3 (0.16%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.16%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.054%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 969 (52.15%) Agile Software Development
2 823 (44.29%) Test Automation
3 446 (24.00%) Software Testing
4 425 (22.87%) Test Scripting
5 391 (21.04%) Business Analysis
6 329 (17.71%) User Acceptance Testing
7 310 (16.68%) SDLC
8 281 (15.12%) Scrum
9 270 (14.53%) Test Strategy
10 223 (12.00%) Project Management
11 222 (11.95%) Manual Testing
11 222 (11.95%) Stakeholder Management
12 219 (11.79%) Waterfall
13 217 (11.68%) Regression Testing
14 197 (10.60%) BDD
15 166 (8.93%) PRINCE2
15 166 (8.93%) Test Management
16 158 (8.50%) Functional Testing
17 153 (8.23%) Scenario Testing
18 144 (7.75%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 456 (24.54%) SQL
2 264 (14.21%) Java
3 237 (12.76%) C#
4 94 (5.06%) Python
5 76 (4.09%) JavaScript
6 75 (4.04%) Ruby
7 49 (2.64%) T-SQL
8 38 (2.05%) C
9 33 (1.78%) C++
10 22 (1.18%) VB.NET
11 20 (1.08%) Perl
12 15 (0.81%) Scala
13 14 (0.75%) VB
13 14 (0.75%) VBScript
14 13 (0.70%) Bash Shell
14 13 (0.70%) PHP
15 9 (0.48%) PL/SQL
15 9 (0.48%) XPath
16 7 (0.38%) Groovy
16 7 (0.38%) R
Qualifications
1 756 (40.69%) ISTQB
2 463 (24.92%) Degree
3 281 (15.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 91 (4.90%) Security Cleared
5 79 (4.25%) Computer Science Degree
6 62 (3.34%) ISEB Practitioner
7 47 (2.53%) CBAP
8 39 (2.10%) IIBA
9 37 (1.99%) SC Cleared
10 36 (1.94%) PMI Certification
11 32 (1.72%) PMP
12 31 (1.67%) DV Cleared
13 27 (1.45%) CISSP
14 20 (1.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 19 (1.02%) CISA
16 18 (0.97%) CISM
17 17 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 15 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
19 10 (0.54%) CEH
20 9 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 493 (26.53%) QA
2 30 (1.61%) SLA
3 27 (1.45%) GDPR
4 19 (1.02%) PMO
5 16 (0.86%) Data Quality
6 15 (0.81%) Solvency II
7 14 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 13 (0.70%) PCI DSS
8 13 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (0.32%) GPG13
9 6 (0.32%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.32%) PSD2
10 4 (0.22%) ISO 9000
10 4 (0.22%) MiFID
11 3 (0.16%) GMP
12 2 (0.11%) AIFMD
12 2 (0.11%) COBIT
12 2 (0.11%) EMIR
12 2 (0.11%) HL7
12 2 (0.11%) UCITS
System Software
1 22 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (0.86%) Docker
3 11 (0.59%) Active Directory
4 9 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
5 7 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.11%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 102 (5.49%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.48%) Marathon
2 9 (0.48%) Mesos
3 7 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (0.38%) SCVMM
4 5 (0.27%) Puppet
5 4 (0.22%) HP SiteScope
6 2 (0.11%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.054%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 223 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 161 (8.67%) HP
3 133 (7.16%) Oracle
4 46 (2.48%) Cadence
5 44 (2.37%) SAP
6 30 (1.61%) IBM
7 25 (1.35%) Cisco
8 22 (1.18%) VMware
9 21 (1.13%) Citrix
10 20 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
11 18 (0.97%) Remedy
12 16 (0.86%) EMC
12 16 (0.86%) hybris
12 16 (0.86%) NetApp
13 15 (0.81%) Informatica
14 14 (0.75%) Google
15 13 (0.70%) CA
15 13 (0.70%) Capita
16 12 (0.65%) Adobe
16 12 (0.65%) Hitachi