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 30 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
UK
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 221 196 178
Rank change year-on-year -25 -18  
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 1299 1765 2055
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.52% 1.71% 1.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.13% 6.27% 6.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1103 1422 1692
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year +6.66% -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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 21182 28138 30526
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.71% 27.23% 27.59%
Number of salaries quoted 16703 22651 23830
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 £69,000 £70,000
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 30 April 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 30 April 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 -13 1232 £42,500 +4.93% 131
London -14 328 £55,000 +4.76% 33
South East -2 231 £37,500 - 25
Yorkshire +20 196 £42,500 +21.42% 12
West Yorkshire +28 164 £42,500 +21.42% 8
South West +63 148 £41,100 -0.36% 21
Leeds +36 135 £42,500 +21.42% 7
West Midlands -2 124 £36,500 -2.66% 11
North West -47 108 £37,500 -6.25% 13
City of London +37 86 £57,500 +9.52% 15
Manchester -6 76 £39,500 -7.05% 11
Surrey +34 68 £37,500 - 7
East of England -63 66 £40,000 +12.67% 9
Birmingham -1 57 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Hampshire +7 49 £32,500 -8.45% 5
Bristol +25 46 £42,500 +30.76% 7
Wales -28 29 £40,000 +14.28% 5
Somerset +5 27 £32,500 -13.33% 2
Berkshire -4 27 £47,500 +9.82% 3
Gloucestershire +3 25 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Scotland -11 25 £35,000 -13.04% 4
Cheshire -35 24 £34,000 -15.00%
Wiltshire +25 23 £47,500 +8.57% 3
East Midlands -27 23 £35,000 -12.50% 5
South Wales -21 22 £40,000 +14.28% 3
Buckinghamshire +2 21 £50,000 +29.03% 2
West Sussex +16 20 £38,750 +3.33% 2
Reigate +32 19 £52,500 +61.53% 2
Oxfordshire +11 19 £29,000 -22.66% 4
Chester +10 19 £34,000 +4.61%

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 1466 (56.62%) Agile Software Development
2 1297 (50.10%) ISTQB
3 883 (34.11%) Finance
4 695 (26.84%) SQL
5 674 (26.03%) Selenium
6 650 (25.11%) QA
7 568 (21.94%) Test Scripting
8 515 (19.89%) Software Testing
9 491 (18.96%) Business Analysis
10 476 (18.39%) Test Automation
11 450 (17.38%) Test Strategy
12 443 (17.11%) User Acceptance Testing
13 430 (16.61%) Microsoft
14 409 (15.80%) Waterfall
15 408 (15.76%) Scrum
16 398 (15.37%) C#
17 395 (15.26%) Java
18 389 (15.03%) Degree
19 367 (14.18%) Automated Testing
20 364 (14.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 351 (13.56%) Stakeholder Management
22 342 (13.21%) Cucumber
23 334 (12.90%) SDLC
24 331 (12.78%) BDD
25 299 (11.55%) JIRA
26 288 (11.12%) Automation Testing
27 285 (11.01%) Functional Testing
28 280 (10.81%) Retail
29 272 (10.51%) Windows
30 271 (10.47%) Non-Functional 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 35 (1.35%) SharePoint
2 33 (1.27%) Confluence
3 17 (0.66%) WebSphere
4 14 (0.54%) CMS
5 13 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
6 11 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 10 (0.39%) IIS
7 10 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
8 8 (0.31%) WebLogic
9 6 (0.23%) IBM HTTP Server
9 6 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (0.15%) Oracle Service Bus
11 3 (0.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.12%) EPiServer
11 3 (0.12%) GlassFish
11 3 (0.12%) WebLogic Portal
12 2 (0.077%) SAS
12 2 (0.077%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.039%) Alfresco
13 1 (0.039%) Mule
Applications
1 136 (5.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 87 (3.36%) Microsoft Office
3 85 (3.28%) MS Visio
4 63 (2.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 40 (1.54%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.15%) Mingle
7 1 (0.039%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.039%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 30 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
2 28 (1.08%) Oracle Payables
2 28 (1.08%) Oracle Receivables
3 21 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
4 17 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 12 (0.46%) Postilion
6 10 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
6 10 (0.39%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 9 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
8 6 (0.23%) SAP ERP
9 4 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
10 3 (0.12%) Hyperion Enterprise
10 3 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
11 2 (0.077%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 2 (0.077%) Eloqua
11 2 (0.077%) HFM
11 2 (0.077%) IntelliMatch
11 2 (0.077%) Lawson
11 2 (0.077%) SAP HCM
11 2 (0.077%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 85 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (1.78%) Amazon AWS
3 40 (1.54%) PaaS
4 39 (1.51%) IaaS
5 34 (1.31%) Amazon EC2
6 31 (1.20%) SaaS
7 12 (0.46%) BrowserStack
8 7 (0.27%) Lucidchart
9 6 (0.23%) Sauce Labs
10 5 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.077%) Adobe Analytics
12 2 (0.077%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.077%) Heroku
12 2 (0.077%) Office 365
13 1 (0.039%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 30 (1.16%) Internet
2 29 (1.12%) SMS
3 19 (0.73%) SSL
4 18 (0.70%) TCP/IP
5 14 (0.54%) ATM
5 14 (0.54%) LDAP
5 14 (0.54%) VoIP
6 13 (0.50%) Firewall
6 13 (0.50%) FTP
6 13 (0.50%) HTTP
7 11 (0.42%) HTTPS
8 9 (0.35%) Intranet
8 9 (0.35%) SSH
9 8 (0.31%) Extranet
10 6 (0.23%) DNS
10 6 (0.23%) Unified Communications
11 4 (0.15%) Network Security
11 4 (0.15%) Wireless
12 3 (0.12%) Cisco IPT
12 3 (0.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (7.42%) SQL Server
2 96 (3.71%) Relational Database
3 61 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
4 46 (1.78%) MySQL
5 43 (1.66%) Big Data
6 38 (1.47%) DB2
7 22 (0.85%) Power BI
8 20 (0.77%) RDBMS
9 15 (0.58%) Hadoop
9 15 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
10 14 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 13 (0.50%) Oracle BI EE
12 12 (0.46%) NoSQL
13 11 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 10 (0.39%) MongoDB
15 9 (0.35%) Oracle Database
16 7 (0.27%) Blockchain
16 7 (0.27%) Data Lake
17 6 (0.23%) SAP HANA
18 5 (0.19%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 674 (26.03%) Selenium
2 342 (13.21%) Cucumber
3 299 (11.55%) JIRA
4 202 (7.80%) Team Foundation Server
5 144 (5.56%) WebDriver
6 143 (5.52%) SoapUI
7 131 (5.06%) JMeter
8 130 (5.02%) LoadRunner
9 129 (4.98%) Jenkins
10 119 (4.60%) HP UFT
11 117 (4.52%) SpecFlow
12 77 (2.97%) Visual Studio
13 67 (2.59%) Git (software)
14 47 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 46 (1.78%) JUnit
16 45 (1.74%) Gatling
17 34 (1.31%) Appium
18 32 (1.24%) Bugzilla
18 32 (1.24%) TestNG
19 25 (0.97%) SilkTest
General
1 883 (34.11%) Finance
2 280 (10.81%) Retail
3 179 (6.91%) Banking
4 143 (5.52%) Legal
5 109 (4.21%) Law
6 92 (3.55%) Telecoms
7 75 (2.90%) Marketing
8 52 (2.01%) Publishing
9 51 (1.97%) Advertising
10 43 (1.66%) Manufacturing
11 29 (1.12%) Back Office
12 28 (1.08%) Automotive
13 24 (0.93%) Financial Institution
14 22 (0.85%) Games
15 18 (0.70%) Electronics
16 16 (0.62%) Aerospace
17 13 (0.50%) Investment Banking
18 5 (0.19%) Front Office
18 5 (0.19%) Local Government
18 5 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1402 (54.15%) Analyst
2 758 (29.28%) Test Analyst
3 553 (21.36%) Business Analyst
4 316 (12.21%) Tester
5 311 (12.01%) Test Engineer
6 189 (7.30%) Senior Analyst
7 187 (7.22%) Test Manager
8 170 (6.57%) Test Automation Engineer
9 162 (6.26%) Automation Test Analyst
10 158 (6.10%) Software Analyst
10 158 (6.10%) Test Leader
11 133 (5.14%) Software Test Analyst
12 127 (4.91%) QA Analyst
13 121 (4.67%) Automation Tester
14 119 (4.60%) Senior Test Analyst
15 111 (4.29%) Software Tester
16 104 (4.02%) Financial Analyst
17 93 (3.59%) Senior Test Engineer
18 89 (3.44%) QA Test Analyst
19 88 (3.40%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 270 (10.43%) .NET
2 160 (6.18%) XML
3 125 (4.83%) SOAP
4 103 (3.98%) Web Services
5 95 (3.67%) Gherkin
6 70 (2.70%) HTML
7 47 (1.82%) REST
8 42 (1.62%) .NET Framework
9 30 (1.16%) JSON
10 29 (1.12%) Flash
11 20 (0.77%) CSS
12 18 (0.70%) Middleware
12 18 (0.70%) XSD
13 17 (0.66%) J2EE
14 13 (0.50%) ASP.NET
14 13 (0.50%) Behat
15 12 (0.46%) WSDL
15 12 (0.46%) XSLT
16 11 (0.42%) AngularJS
16 11 (0.42%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 251 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
2 141 (5.45%) Computer Science
3 86 (3.32%) Mobile App
4 78 (3.01%) Data Centre
5 59 (2.28%) Management Information System
6 35 (1.35%) CMDB
7 28 (1.08%) User Experience
8 26 (1.00%) Client/Server
9 24 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
10 23 (0.89%) Fintech
11 22 (0.85%) Driving Licence
12 21 (0.81%) Virtual Team
13 19 (0.73%) NHS
14 15 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 15 (0.58%) Greenfield Project
15 14 (0.54%) Linux Command Line
16 13 (0.50%) Algorithms
16 13 (0.50%) iPad
17 12 (0.46%) Cyber Attack
18 10 (0.39%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 272 (10.51%) Windows
2 148 (5.72%) Linux
3 83 (3.21%) Unix
4 34 (1.31%) Windows Server
5 23 (0.89%) Solaris
6 22 (0.85%) Android
7 18 (0.70%) Apple iOS
8 11 (0.42%) AIX
9 10 (0.39%) Windows 7
10 9 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.27%) Kali Linux
11 7 (0.27%) Windows 10
12 6 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.15%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.15%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.12%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.077%) Windows Server 2012
16 1 (0.039%) CentOS
16 1 (0.039%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1466 (56.62%) Agile Software Development
2 568 (21.94%) Test Scripting
3 515 (19.89%) Software Testing
4 491 (18.96%) Business Analysis
5 476 (18.39%) Test Automation
6 450 (17.38%) Test Strategy
7 443 (17.11%) User Acceptance Testing
8 409 (15.80%) Waterfall
9 408 (15.76%) Scrum
10 367 (14.18%) Automated Testing
11 351 (13.56%) Stakeholder Management
12 334 (12.90%) SDLC
13 331 (12.78%) BDD
14 288 (11.12%) Automation Testing
15 285 (11.01%) Functional Testing
16 271 (10.47%) Non-Functional Testing
17 265 (10.24%) Manual Testing
18 255 (9.85%) Regression Testing
19 254 (9.81%) TDD
20 246 (9.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 695 (26.84%) SQL
2 398 (15.37%) C#
3 395 (15.26%) Java
4 150 (5.79%) Python
5 126 (4.87%) C++
6 110 (4.25%) Ruby
7 92 (3.55%) JavaScript
8 68 (2.63%) C
9 34 (1.31%) Perl
10 29 (1.12%) T-SQL
11 24 (0.93%) VB
11 24 (0.93%) VB.NET
12 19 (0.73%) VBScript
13 18 (0.70%) PHP
14 17 (0.66%) PowerShell
14 17 (0.66%) XPath
15 14 (0.54%) Scala
16 11 (0.42%) Bash Shell
17 10 (0.39%) Jython
18 8 (0.31%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1297 (50.10%) ISTQB
2 389 (15.03%) Degree
3 364 (14.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 140 (5.41%) Security Cleared
5 75 (2.90%) DV Cleared
6 65 (2.51%) ISEB Practitioner
7 47 (1.82%) CBAP
7 47 (1.82%) PMP
8 45 (1.74%) IIBA
9 44 (1.70%) PMI Certification
10 39 (1.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 37 (1.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 36 (1.39%) SC Cleared
13 25 (0.97%) APMP
14 23 (0.89%) CISSP
15 22 (0.85%) CISM
16 21 (0.81%) CISA
17 19 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
18 6 (0.23%) HND
18 6 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 650 (25.11%) QA
2 45 (1.74%) SLA
3 30 (1.16%) PMO
4 21 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (0.54%) ISO 9001
6 13 (0.50%) ISO 14001
7 10 (0.39%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.35%) GDPR
9 7 (0.27%) MiFID
10 6 (0.23%) COBIT
11 5 (0.19%) ISO19770
12 4 (0.15%) BS7799
12 4 (0.15%) SDET
13 3 (0.12%) FATCA
13 3 (0.12%) HL7
13 3 (0.12%) ISO 9000
14 2 (0.077%) Basel III
14 2 (0.077%) Data Quality
14 2 (0.077%) EMIR
14 2 (0.077%) Solvency II
System Software
1 51 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (1.62%) Virtual Machines
3 13 (0.50%) Docker
4 11 (0.42%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (0.19%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.15%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.039%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.039%) XenApp
7 1 (0.039%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 145 (5.60%) HP Quality Center
2 34 (1.31%) SCVMM
3 14 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (0.39%) CA Single Sign-On
5 8 (0.31%) Puppet
6 4 (0.15%) SCCM
7 3 (0.12%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (0.039%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.039%) Perfmon
8 1 (0.039%) WMI
Vendors
1 430 (16.61%) Microsoft
2 247 (9.54%) Oracle
3 187 (7.22%) HP
4 95 (3.67%) SAP
5 78 (3.01%) IBM
6 54 (2.09%) VMware
7 43 (1.66%) Cisco
8 39 (1.51%) BMC
9 38 (1.47%) Cadence
10 36 (1.39%) Citrix
11 35 (1.35%) CheckPoint
11 35 (1.35%) EMC
11 35 (1.35%) NetApp
12 34 (1.31%) Juniper
13 25 (0.97%) Atlassian
14 24 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
15 18 (0.70%) Borland
16 16 (0.62%) Tableau
17 13 (0.50%) CA
18 12 (0.46%) Red Hat
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 per annum + Competitive salary, benefits & bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
RBW Consulting
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
London
University of the Arts London
Salary: £36,642 - 47,593 per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + excellent benefits & training
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
South Wales
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Accudo Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
The Floow
Posted: 2 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30 - 45k plus bonus plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: to £52k DOE + Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £24,000 to £28,500
Posted: 3 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Devonshire Hayes Recruitment Specialists Ltd
Salary: From £29,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Source Technology
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + bonus package
Posted: 3 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago