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 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
UK
Rank 225 195 163
Rank change year-on-year -30 -32  
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 1267 1797 2082
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.51% 1.75% 1.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.12% 6.30% 7.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1087 1486 1670
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,674
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -4.01%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £63,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £36,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year +9.58% -5.19%  

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 20711 28517 28965
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.73% 27.80% 27.52%
Number of salaries quoted 16340 22861 22729
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £68,500 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing ISEB as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for ISEB in the UK

ISEB
Top 30 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -21 1201 £42,500 +2.40% 164
London -45 308 £55,000 +4.76% 49
South East +19 236 £37,500 - 29
Yorkshire +17 192 £42,500 +21.42% 20
West Yorkshire +28 166 £42,500 +21.42% 19
Leeds +44 151 £42,500 +21.42% 13
South West +56 150 £40,000 +14.28% 17
North West -70 105 £39,500 +6.04% 21
West Midlands +6 95 £36,500 -2.66% 15
East of England -7 85 £37,500 +5.63% 5
City of London +20 83 £55,000 - 27
Manchester -16 75 £40,000 +12.67% 15
Surrey +14 61 £42,500 +13.33% 13
Birmingham +11 49 £35,750 -4.66% 6
Hampshire +30 48 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Bristol +14 46 £42,500 +30.76% 5
Wiltshire +39 31 £45,000 +33.33% 3
Scotland -5 28 £35,750 -7.74% 6
West Sussex +23 27 £40,000 - 2
Gloucestershire +12 27 £40,000 -15.78% 2
Buckinghamshire +4 26 £41,000 +2.50% 1
Wales -36 25 £40,000 +25.00% 5
Hertfordshire -2 24 £40,000 -5.88% 2
East Midlands -35 24 £35,000 -12.50% 7
Somerset +5 23 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Milton Keynes +1 23 £38,500 +9.21% 1
South Wales -22 23 £40,000 +25.00% 5
Oxfordshire +2 22 £31,500 +14.54% 3
Swindon +33 19 £35,000 -9.67% 2
Suffolk +22 19 £34,250 -2.14% 2

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 1486 (55.06%) Agile Software Development
2 1351 (50.06%) ISTQB
3 939 (34.79%) Finance
4 766 (28.38%) SQL
5 689 (25.53%) QA
5 689 (25.53%) Selenium
6 573 (21.23%) Software Testing
7 556 (20.60%) Test Scripting
8 518 (19.19%) Business Analysis
9 505 (18.71%) Test Strategy
10 487 (18.04%) Test Automation
11 483 (17.90%) Microsoft
12 461 (17.08%) User Acceptance Testing
13 445 (16.49%) Waterfall
14 402 (14.89%) C#
15 395 (14.64%) Automated Testing
15 395 (14.64%) Degree
16 388 (14.38%) Scrum
17 379 (14.04%) SDLC
18 373 (13.82%) Java
19 371 (13.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 364 (13.49%) Stakeholder Management
21 333 (12.34%) BDD
22 323 (11.97%) Cucumber
23 319 (11.82%) JIRA
24 316 (11.71%) Functional Testing
25 298 (11.04%) MS Excel
26 288 (10.67%) Automation Testing
26 288 (10.67%) Test Management
27 286 (10.60%) Project Management

ISEB
Top Related 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 44 (1.63%) SharePoint
2 36 (1.33%) Confluence
3 16 (0.59%) WebSphere
4 15 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
5 12 (0.44%) IIS
6 11 (0.41%) CMS
7 10 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
8 7 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 6 (0.22%) GlassFish
9 6 (0.22%) IBM HTTP Server
9 6 (0.22%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.11%) SAS
10 3 (0.11%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.074%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.074%) Apache
11 2 (0.074%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.074%) WebLogic Portal
12 1 (0.037%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.037%) FileNet
12 1 (0.037%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 298 (11.04%) MS Excel
2 127 (4.71%) MS Office
3 110 (4.08%) MS Visio
4 67 (2.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 51 (1.89%) MS Project
6 4 (0.15%) Mingle
7 1 (0.037%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.037%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
3 19 (0.70%) Oracle Payables
3 19 (0.70%) Oracle Receivables
4 18 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 12 (0.44%) Postilion
6 10 (0.37%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 10 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
7 8 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.19%) SAP ERP
9 4 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
9 4 (0.15%) Sentinel
10 3 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 3 (0.11%) Hyperion Enterprise
10 3 (0.11%) Lawson
10 3 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 3 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
11 2 (0.074%) Oracle Retail
11 2 (0.074%) SAP HCM
11 2 (0.074%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 88 (3.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 57 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
3 49 (1.82%) PaaS
4 48 (1.78%) IaaS
5 46 (1.70%) Amazon EC2
6 36 (1.33%) SaaS
7 7 (0.26%) Lucidchart
8 2 (0.074%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.074%) GitHub
8 2 (0.074%) Heroku
9 1 (0.037%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.037%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.037%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (1.19%) SMS
2 30 (1.11%) Internet
3 18 (0.67%) TCP/IP
4 15 (0.56%) ATM
4 15 (0.56%) SSH
5 13 (0.48%) Firewall
5 13 (0.48%) FTP
5 13 (0.48%) HTTP
5 13 (0.48%) SSL
6 12 (0.44%) HTTPS
7 10 (0.37%) LDAP
8 9 (0.33%) Intranet
8 9 (0.33%) VoIP
9 8 (0.30%) Extranet
10 5 (0.19%) LAN
10 5 (0.19%) WAN
11 4 (0.15%) Network Security
11 4 (0.15%) Unified Communications
12 3 (0.11%) Cisco IPT
12 3 (0.11%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 212 (7.85%) SQL Server
2 120 (4.45%) Relational Database
3 56 (2.07%) MySQL
4 55 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
5 45 (1.67%) DB2
6 32 (1.19%) Big Data
7 29 (1.07%) Oracle BI EE
8 20 (0.74%) Power BI
9 18 (0.67%) RDBMS
10 16 (0.59%) Hadoop
10 16 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 15 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
12 10 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 9 (0.33%) NoSQL
14 8 (0.30%) MS Access
15 7 (0.26%) MongoDB
15 7 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
16 5 (0.19%) SAP HANA
17 4 (0.15%) GIS
17 4 (0.15%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 689 (25.53%) Selenium
2 323 (11.97%) Cucumber
3 319 (11.82%) JIRA
4 228 (8.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 158 (5.85%) SoapUI
6 139 (5.15%) WebDriver
7 128 (4.74%) LoadRunner
8 126 (4.67%) SpecFlow
9 123 (4.56%) JMeter
10 114 (4.22%) HP UFT
11 110 (4.08%) Jenkins
12 79 (2.93%) Visual Studio
13 64 (2.37%) Git (software)
14 56 (2.07%) JUnit
15 38 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 37 (1.37%) Appium
17 34 (1.26%) Bugzilla
18 32 (1.19%) TestNG
19 30 (1.11%) Gatling
20 25 (0.93%) Subversion
General
1 939 (34.79%) Finance
2 275 (10.19%) Retail
3 214 (7.93%) Banking
4 161 (5.97%) Legal
5 109 (4.04%) Law
6 95 (3.52%) Telecoms
7 75 (2.78%) Marketing
8 58 (2.15%) Advertising
9 57 (2.11%) Publishing
10 46 (1.70%) Manufacturing
11 27 (1.00%) Back Office
11 27 (1.00%) Games
12 23 (0.85%) Automotive
13 20 (0.74%) Electronics
13 20 (0.74%) Financial Institution
13 20 (0.74%) Investment Banking
14 11 (0.41%) Aerospace
15 4 (0.15%) Front Office
16 3 (0.11%) iGaming
16 3 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1435 (53.17%) Analyst
2 786 (29.12%) Test Analyst
3 558 (20.67%) Business Analyst
4 350 (12.97%) Tester
5 304 (11.26%) Test Engineer
6 212 (7.85%) Test Manager
7 200 (7.41%) Test Leader
8 199 (7.37%) Senior Analyst
9 154 (5.71%) Test Automation Engineer
10 151 (5.59%) Software Analyst
11 150 (5.56%) Automation Test Analyst
12 130 (4.82%) Software Test Analyst
13 129 (4.78%) QA Analyst
14 128 (4.74%) Automation Tester
15 127 (4.71%) Senior Test Analyst
16 112 (4.15%) Software Tester
17 102 (3.78%) Senior Test Engineer
18 101 (3.74%) QA Tester
19 100 (3.71%) Financial Analyst
20 93 (3.45%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 283 (10.49%) .NET
2 165 (6.11%) XML
3 134 (4.96%) SOAP
4 121 (4.48%) Web Services
5 104 (3.85%) Gherkin
6 68 (2.52%) HTML
7 47 (1.74%) .NET Framework
8 46 (1.70%) REST
9 33 (1.22%) Flash
10 27 (1.00%) JSON
11 26 (0.96%) CSS
12 19 (0.70%) XSD
13 17 (0.63%) J2EE
13 17 (0.63%) Middleware
14 16 (0.59%) ASP.NET
15 14 (0.52%) WSDL
16 13 (0.48%) RESTful
17 12 (0.44%) XML Schema
17 12 (0.44%) XSLT
18 11 (0.41%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 284 (10.52%) Analytical Skills
2 154 (5.71%) Computer Science
3 97 (3.59%) Data Centre
4 94 (3.48%) Mobile App
5 76 (2.82%) Management Information System
6 43 (1.59%) CMDB
7 29 (1.07%) User Experience
8 25 (0.93%) Client/Server
9 23 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
10 21 (0.78%) Fintech
11 20 (0.74%) Driving Licence
12 19 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
12 19 (0.70%) Virtual Team
13 16 (0.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 15 (0.56%) NHS
15 14 (0.52%) iPad
16 13 (0.48%) Algorithms
17 11 (0.41%) Data Protection Act
18 10 (0.37%) DataPower
19 9 (0.33%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 270 (10.00%) Windows
2 142 (5.26%) Linux
3 63 (2.33%) Unix
4 38 (1.41%) Windows Server
5 27 (1.00%) Android
6 23 (0.85%) Apple iOS
7 17 (0.63%) Solaris
8 11 (0.41%) AIX
8 11 (0.41%) Windows 10
9 8 (0.30%) Mac OS X
9 8 (0.30%) Windows 7
10 7 (0.26%) Kali Linux
11 6 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.15%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.11%) CentOS
14 2 (0.074%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.074%) Windows Server 2012
15 1 (0.037%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1486 (55.06%) Agile Software Development
2 573 (21.23%) Software Testing
3 556 (20.60%) Test Scripting
4 518 (19.19%) Business Analysis
5 505 (18.71%) Test Strategy
6 487 (18.04%) Test Automation
7 461 (17.08%) User Acceptance Testing
8 445 (16.49%) Waterfall
9 395 (14.64%) Automated Testing
10 388 (14.38%) Scrum
11 379 (14.04%) SDLC
12 364 (13.49%) Stakeholder Management
13 333 (12.34%) BDD
14 316 (11.71%) Functional Testing
15 288 (10.67%) Automation Testing
15 288 (10.67%) Test Management
16 286 (10.60%) Project Management
17 281 (10.41%) Manual Testing
18 280 (10.37%) Regression Testing
19 268 (9.93%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 766 (28.38%) SQL
2 402 (14.89%) C#
3 373 (13.82%) Java
4 134 (4.96%) Python
5 111 (4.11%) C++
6 92 (3.41%) Ruby
7 86 (3.19%) JavaScript
8 53 (1.96%) C
9 27 (1.00%) T-SQL
10 24 (0.89%) VB.NET
11 22 (0.82%) Perl
12 19 (0.70%) PowerShell
13 18 (0.67%) XPath
14 16 (0.59%) VB
15 15 (0.56%) PHP
16 13 (0.48%) VBScript
17 12 (0.44%) Groovy
17 12 (0.44%) VBA
18 11 (0.41%) R
19 10 (0.37%) Jython
Qualifications
1 1351 (50.06%) ISTQB
2 395 (14.64%) Degree
3 371 (13.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 137 (5.08%) Security Cleared
5 76 (2.82%) ISEB Practitioner
6 72 (2.67%) DV Cleared
7 55 (2.04%) PMP
8 51 (1.89%) PMI Certification
9 49 (1.82%) IIBA
10 46 (1.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 44 (1.63%) CBAP
11 44 (1.63%) SC Cleared
12 38 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 28 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
14 27 (1.00%) APMP
15 22 (0.82%) CISM
15 22 (0.82%) CISSP
16 19 (0.70%) CISA
17 10 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 8 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 689 (25.53%) QA
2 54 (2.00%) SLA
3 43 (1.59%) PMO
4 22 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (0.56%) ISO 14001
5 15 (0.56%) ISO 9001
6 11 (0.41%) GDPR
7 7 (0.26%) COBIT
8 6 (0.22%) MiFID
9 5 (0.19%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.11%) FATCA
10 3 (0.11%) SDET
11 2 (0.074%) Basel II
11 2 (0.074%) Basel III
11 2 (0.074%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.074%) HL7
11 2 (0.074%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.037%) BS7799
12 1 (0.037%) EMIR
12 1 (0.037%) Solvency II
System Software
1 64 (2.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (1.93%) Virtual Machines
3 12 (0.44%) Docker
4 11 (0.41%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.15%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.074%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.074%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.074%) XenApp
7 1 (0.037%) Firmware
7 1 (0.037%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.037%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 190 (7.04%) HP Quality Center
2 46 (1.70%) SCVMM
3 13 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (0.37%) CA Single Sign-On
5 4 (0.15%) SCCM
5 4 (0.15%) SCOrch
5 4 (0.15%) vRealize
6 3 (0.11%) HP SiteScope
7 2 (0.074%) Puppet
8 1 (0.037%) Control-M
8 1 (0.037%) Perfmon
8 1 (0.037%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (0.037%) WMI
Vendors
1 483 (17.90%) Microsoft
2 262 (9.71%) HP
3 246 (9.11%) Oracle
4 90 (3.33%) SAP
5 89 (3.30%) IBM
6 65 (2.41%) VMware
7 49 (1.82%) Citrix
8 45 (1.67%) Cisco
9 44 (1.63%) EMC
9 44 (1.63%) NetApp
10 43 (1.59%) BMC
10 43 (1.59%) CheckPoint
11 42 (1.56%) Juniper
12 40 (1.48%) Cadence
13 27 (1.00%) Siebel
14 25 (0.93%) Sun
15 24 (0.89%) Atlassian
16 22 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
17 17 (0.63%) Borland
18 14 (0.52%) Hyperion
South Wales
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Heat Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: to £45k DOE + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Pure Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
Experis Ltd
Salary: £32500.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hove, East Sussex
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £35 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newport, Gwent
Adteq
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £65000 per annum + bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + generous package & bonus
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum Outstanding + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Lincolnshire
Searchability
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheadle, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £40,000 - £65,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Car and excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £46000.00 to £50000.00 per year
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago