Period
to 21 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 21 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
UK > England
6 months to
21 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 339 323 226
Rank change year-on-year -16 -97 -17
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 1,282 1,650 2,506
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.93% 0.99% 1.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.76% 4.21% 6.15%
Number of salaries quoted 931 1,331 2,132
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £29,500 £27,500 £29,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £62,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £41,150 £42,500
% change year-on-year +9.36% -3.18% +6.25%

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 advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 34,106 39,191 40,718
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.78% 23.58% 25.23%
Number of salaries quoted 24,635 30,152 32,302
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% -4.26%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing ISEB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for ISEB in England

ISEB
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISEB in England.

Salary trend for ISEB in England

ISEB
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in England over the 6 months to 21 April 2019.

Salary histogram for ISEB in England

ISEB
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the England region over the 6 months to 21 April 2019. 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
London +15 418 £55,000 +4.76% 9
South East +17 287 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Midlands +30 211 £40,000 +6.67% 2
West Midlands +18 182 £40,000 +6.67% 1
North of England -66 177 £40,000 +0.63% 6
South West +6 115 £45,000 +5.88% 7
North West +6 103 £41,125 +9.67% 5
East of England +59 91 £45,000 +20.00%
Yorkshire -62 66 £42,500 +6.25% 1
East Midlands +16 27 £43,750 +24.11% 1
North East -4 8 £27,500 -31.25%
ISEB
UK

For the 6 months to 21 April 2019, 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 across the England region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 817 (63.73%) Agile Software Development
2 594 (46.33%) ISTQB
3 562 (43.84%) Test Automation
4 414 (32.29%) Finance
5 376 (29.33%) QA
6 339 (26.44%) SQL
7 332 (25.90%) Software Testing
8 288 (22.46%) Selenium
9 279 (21.76%) Test Scripting
10 267 (20.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 247 (19.27%) Waterfall
12 239 (18.64%) Scrum
13 238 (18.56%) SDLC
14 233 (18.17%) Business Analysis
15 208 (16.22%) Degree
16 190 (14.82%) ITIL
17 189 (14.74%) Stakeholder Management
17 189 (14.74%) User Acceptance Testing
18 188 (14.66%) Java
18 188 (14.66%) Test Strategy
18 188 (14.66%) Problem-Solving
19 187 (14.59%) C#
20 182 (14.20%) JIRA
21 177 (13.81%) Manual Testing
22 176 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
23 167 (13.03%) Microsoft
24 163 (12.71%) Regression Testing
25 160 (12.48%) Project Management
26 155 (12.09%) Change Management
27 153 (11.93%) Non-Functional Testing

ISEB
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 36 (2.81%) Confluence
2 25 (1.95%) SharePoint
3 9 (0.70%) Tomcat
4 8 (0.62%) IIS
5 7 (0.55%) WebLogic
6 6 (0.47%) CMS
6 6 (0.47%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.39%) SAS
8 2 (0.16%) Liferay
9 1 (0.078%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.078%) Drupal
9 1 (0.078%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.078%) Sitefinity
9 1 (0.078%) SugarCRM
9 1 (0.078%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 66 (5.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 55 (4.29%) Microsoft Office
3 52 (4.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 30 (2.34%) MS Visio
5 20 (1.56%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.70%) Mingle
6 9 (0.70%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.55%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 15 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.47%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 5 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.23%) SAP FI-CA
5 3 (0.23%) SAP HR
5 3 (0.23%) SAP PSCD
6 2 (0.16%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.16%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.078%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.078%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.078%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.078%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.078%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.078%) Postilion
7 1 (0.078%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.078%) SAP FSCM
7 1 (0.078%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.078%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 54 (4.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (2.50%) SaaS
3 15 (1.17%) IaaS
3 15 (1.17%) PaaS
4 14 (1.09%) BrowserStack
5 10 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (0.55%) Google Play
7 6 (0.47%) iTunes
7 6 (0.47%) TestFlight
8 5 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (0.31%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 4 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.31%) AWS CloudTrail
9 4 (0.31%) AWS CodePipeline
9 4 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (0.31%) GitHub
9 4 (0.31%) IBM Cloud
9 4 (0.31%) Serverless
9 4 (0.31%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.56%) Broadband
2 15 (1.17%) Firewall
3 10 (0.78%) FTP
4 6 (0.47%) TETRA
5 5 (0.39%) 3G
5 5 (0.39%) Bluetooth
5 5 (0.39%) HTTP
6 4 (0.31%) VoIP
7 3 (0.23%) Cisco IPT
7 3 (0.23%) Softphone
8 2 (0.16%) Network Security
8 2 (0.16%) SMS
8 2 (0.16%) SSH
8 2 (0.16%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.16%) WAAS
9 1 (0.078%) ATM
9 1 (0.078%) CDMA
9 1 (0.078%) GSM
9 1 (0.078%) SMTP
9 1 (0.078%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 33 (2.57%) DB2
3 30 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (1.48%) Big Data
5 15 (1.17%) Relational Database
6 11 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
6 11 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (0.62%) Power BI
10 7 (0.55%) MySQL
10 7 (0.55%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.39%) Oracle BI EE
11 5 (0.39%) Snowflake Schema
12 4 (0.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 4 (0.31%) Azure SQL Database
12 4 (0.31%) Blockchain
12 4 (0.31%) QualityStage
13 3 (0.23%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.23%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 288 (22.46%) Selenium
2 182 (14.20%) JIRA
3 134 (10.45%) Cucumber
4 78 (6.08%) SpecFlow
5 66 (5.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 65 (5.07%) SoapUI
7 63 (4.91%) WebDriver
8 59 (4.60%) Jenkins
9 56 (4.37%) JMeter
10 54 (4.21%) LoadRunner
11 51 (3.98%) HP UFT
12 39 (3.04%) Git (software)
12 39 (3.04%) Visual Studio Team System
13 34 (2.65%) Visual Studio
14 33 (2.57%) TeamCity
15 25 (1.95%) Appium
16 16 (1.25%) TestComplete
16 16 (1.25%) Zephyr
17 15 (1.17%) Protractor
18 12 (0.94%) TestNG
General
1 414 (32.29%) Finance
2 125 (9.75%) Telecoms
3 103 (8.03%) Retail
4 51 (3.98%) Banking
5 48 (3.74%) Advertising
6 38 (2.96%) Aerospace
7 37 (2.89%) Manufacturing
8 34 (2.65%) Law
9 27 (2.11%) Publishing
10 21 (1.64%) Legal
11 13 (1.01%) Back Office
12 12 (0.94%) Marketing
13 10 (0.78%) Billing
14 9 (0.70%) Electronics
15 7 (0.55%) Financial Institution
16 6 (0.47%) Digital Economy
16 6 (0.47%) Investment Banking
16 6 (0.47%) Retail Banking
17 5 (0.39%) Front Office
17 5 (0.39%) Games
Job Titles
1 642 (50.08%) Analyst
2 294 (22.93%) Test Analyst
3 267 (20.83%) Business Analyst
4 171 (13.34%) Test Engineer
5 153 (11.93%) Senior Analyst
6 141 (11.00%) Tester
7 94 (7.33%) Test Automation Engineer
7 94 (7.33%) Test Manager
8 90 (7.02%) Senior Business Analyst
9 82 (6.40%) Automation Test Analyst
10 80 (6.24%) Software Analyst
11 65 (5.07%) Lead Business Analyst
12 61 (4.76%) SQL Analyst
13 58 (4.52%) Test Leader
14 54 (4.21%) QA Analyst
15 52 (4.06%) Agile Business Analyst
15 52 (4.06%) Automation Tester
16 50 (3.90%) QA Engineer
17 47 (3.67%) Senior Test Analyst
18 45 (3.51%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (5.62%) Web Services
2 70 (5.46%) .NET
3 66 (5.15%) Gherkin
4 62 (4.84%) XML
5 49 (3.82%) REST
6 47 (3.67%) SOAP
7 18 (1.40%) HTML
8 14 (1.09%) JDBC
9 12 (0.94%) CSS
9 12 (0.94%) JSON
9 12 (0.94%) React
10 9 (0.70%) Jest
10 9 (0.70%) Middleware
11 7 (0.55%) AngularJS
12 6 (0.47%) ASP.NET
12 6 (0.47%) Laravel
12 6 (0.47%) Sass
13 5 (0.39%) EDI
14 4 (0.31%) CGI
14 4 (0.31%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 176 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
2 98 (7.64%) Management Information System
3 57 (4.45%) Mobile App
4 51 (3.98%) Fintech
5 44 (3.43%) Data Centre
6 33 (2.57%) FMCG
7 31 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
8 30 (2.34%) User Experience
9 24 (1.87%) Smart Meter
10 15 (1.17%) Client/Server
10 15 (1.17%) CMDB
10 15 (1.17%) Microsoft Licensing
11 14 (1.09%) AS400
12 10 (0.78%) NHS
12 10 (0.78%) PMI
13 9 (0.70%) Animation
13 9 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
13 9 (0.70%) Photography
14 8 (0.62%) Driving Licence
15 7 (0.55%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 78 (6.08%) Windows
2 45 (3.51%) Linux
3 19 (1.48%) Android
4 18 (1.40%) Unix
5 16 (1.25%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.16%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.16%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.16%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.078%) CentOS
7 1 (0.078%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.078%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.078%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 817 (63.73%) Agile Software Development
2 562 (43.84%) Test Automation
3 332 (25.90%) Software Testing
4 279 (21.76%) Test Scripting
5 247 (19.27%) Waterfall
6 239 (18.64%) Scrum
7 238 (18.56%) SDLC
8 233 (18.17%) Business Analysis
9 190 (14.82%) ITIL
10 189 (14.74%) Stakeholder Management
10 189 (14.74%) User Acceptance Testing
11 188 (14.66%) Problem-Solving
11 188 (14.66%) Test Strategy
12 177 (13.81%) Manual Testing
13 163 (12.71%) Regression Testing
14 160 (12.48%) Project Management
15 155 (12.09%) Change Management
16 153 (11.93%) Non-Functional Testing
17 139 (10.84%) User Stories
18 127 (9.91%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 339 (26.44%) SQL
2 188 (14.66%) Java
3 187 (14.59%) C#
4 100 (7.80%) Python
5 79 (6.16%) JavaScript
6 47 (3.67%) Ruby
7 41 (3.20%) C++
8 35 (2.73%) T-SQL
9 20 (1.56%) PHP
10 16 (1.25%) TypeScript
11 13 (1.01%) PowerShell
12 12 (0.94%) Bash Shell
12 12 (0.94%) VB
13 8 (0.62%) VBA
13 8 (0.62%) VBScript
14 7 (0.55%) C
14 7 (0.55%) Groovy
15 4 (0.31%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.23%) Bourne shell
16 3 (0.23%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 594 (46.33%) ISTQB
2 267 (20.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 208 (16.22%) Degree
4 59 (4.60%) Security Cleared
5 41 (3.20%) ISEB Practitioner
6 39 (3.04%) DV Cleared
7 33 (2.57%) Computer Science Degree
8 31 (2.42%) SC Cleared
9 27 (2.11%) IIBA
9 27 (2.11%) PMI Certification
10 26 (2.03%) PMP
11 23 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
12 20 (1.56%) CEH
12 20 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 19 (1.48%) CISSP
14 15 (1.17%) CompTIA Security+
15 14 (1.09%) CBAP
16 11 (0.86%) APMP
16 11 (0.86%) MCSE
16 11 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 376 (29.33%) QA
2 80 (6.24%) GDPR
3 47 (3.67%) SLA
4 40 (3.12%) PMO
5 16 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (1.17%) GPG13
7 10 (0.78%) ISO 9000
8 4 (0.31%) MiFID
9 3 (0.23%) P3O
9 3 (0.23%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.16%) COBIT
10 2 (0.16%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.16%) EMIR
10 2 (0.16%) ISAE 3402
10 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.16%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.078%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 19770
11 1 (0.078%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 23 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (0.62%) Docker
4 6 (0.47%) VirtualBox
5 5 (0.39%) Firmware
6 4 (0.31%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.078%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 66 (5.15%) HP ALM
1 66 (5.15%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (1.25%) SCCM
3 6 (0.47%) Ansible
3 6 (0.47%) HockeyApp
4 5 (0.39%) Terraform
5 4 (0.31%) Kubernetes
5 4 (0.31%) Mesos
5 4 (0.31%) rkt
5 4 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.23%) BladeLogic
6 3 (0.23%) Control-M
7 1 (0.078%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.078%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 167 (13.03%) Microsoft
2 107 (8.35%) HP
3 46 (3.59%) Oracle
4 45 (3.51%) SAP
5 35 (2.73%) Remedy
6 27 (2.11%) IBM
7 26 (2.03%) Cadence
8 25 (1.95%) VMware
9 18 (1.40%) Citrix
10 17 (1.33%) CheckPoint
11 15 (1.17%) EMC
11 15 (1.17%) NetApp
11 15 (1.17%) Snow
12 10 (0.78%) Arqiva
13 9 (0.70%) Telerik
14 8 (0.62%) Atlassian
14 8 (0.62%) ServiceNow
15 7 (0.55%) Google
15 7 (0.55%) Sage
16 6 (0.47%) Sun