Period
to 22 November 2017

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

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 322 209 209
Rank change year-on-year -113 0 -51
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 1714 2947 3366
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.01% 1.64% 1.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.23% 6.27% 6.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1391 2470 2894
England median annual salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,575
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £62,500
UK median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - -

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 40542 46966 55485
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.96% 26.16% 27.34%
Number of salaries quoted 31388 37952 44536
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 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
London -77 545 £51,374 -6.59% 37
North of England -99 334 £35,000 -6.67% 23
South East -118 286 £38,500 -5.52% 16
Midlands -55 268 £40,000 +6.67% 20
West Midlands -36 198 £40,000 +13.48% 17
North West -68 164 £35,000 - 10
Yorkshire -89 149 £35,500 -5.33% 9
South West -62 144 £40,000 +6.38% 4
East of England -53 140 £38,000 +8.57% 9
East Midlands -46 70 £37,500 -5.06% 3
North East +5 21 £40,000 +14.29% 4
South Coast - 1 £83,500 -
ISEB
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 across the England region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 901 (52.57%) Agile Software Development
2 790 (46.09%) Test Automation
3 702 (40.96%) ISTQB
4 554 (32.32%) Finance
5 483 (28.18%) QA
6 436 (25.44%) Software Testing
7 412 (24.04%) SQL
8 411 (23.98%) Degree
9 400 (23.34%) Selenium
10 385 (22.46%) Test Scripting
11 356 (20.77%) Business Analysis
12 295 (17.21%) User Acceptance Testing
13 286 (16.69%) SDLC
14 280 (16.34%) Scrum
15 269 (15.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 257 (14.99%) Test Strategy
17 253 (14.76%) Analytical Skills
18 235 (13.71%) C#
19 217 (12.66%) Regression Testing
20 210 (12.25%) Manual Testing
21 208 (12.14%) Java
21 208 (12.14%) JIRA
22 204 (11.90%) Microsoft
23 188 (10.97%) Stakeholder Management
24 187 (10.91%) Project Management
25 184 (10.74%) BDD
26 181 (10.56%) Waterfall
27 180 (10.50%) Cucumber
28 164 (9.57%) PRINCE2
29 163 (9.51%) Test Management

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 39 (2.28%) Confluence
2 24 (1.40%) SharePoint
3 23 (1.34%) CMS
4 15 (0.88%) Apache Spark
5 7 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (0.35%) EPiServer
6 6 (0.35%) IIS
7 5 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 5 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (0.23%) Apache
9 3 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.18%) IBM Domino
9 3 (0.18%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.18%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.12%) Drupal
10 2 (0.12%) Tuxedo
11 1 (0.058%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.058%) WebSphere
Applications
1 94 (5.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 85 (4.96%) Microsoft Office
3 40 (2.33%) MS Visio
4 39 (2.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 36 (2.10%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.18%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.12%) Mingle
8 1 (0.058%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 21 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
2 20 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.47%) Magento
4 7 (0.41%) Adobe Campaign
5 5 (0.29%) Eloqua
5 5 (0.29%) HFM
5 5 (0.29%) Hyperion Enterprise
5 5 (0.29%) SessionCam
5 5 (0.29%) Social Studio
5 5 (0.29%) thinkFolio
6 4 (0.23%) LatentZero
6 4 (0.23%) Unica
7 3 (0.18%) FastStats
7 3 (0.18%) Markit EDM
7 3 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.12%) Actimize
8 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.12%) Eagle PACE
8 2 (0.12%) Minerva
9 1 (0.058%) Academy Housing
Cloud Services
1 56 (3.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (2.04%) SaaS
3 27 (1.58%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (1.28%) IaaS
4 22 (1.28%) PaaS
5 8 (0.47%) Office 365
6 6 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (0.35%) Google Analytics
7 5 (0.29%) Adobe Analytics
7 5 (0.29%) GitHub
8 4 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.12%) Google Play
11 1 (0.058%) BrowserStack
11 1 (0.058%) IBM Blueworks
11 1 (0.058%) Slack
11 1 (0.058%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.52%) SMS
2 15 (0.88%) Intranet
3 13 (0.76%) Internet
4 12 (0.70%) SSL
5 11 (0.64%) VoIP
6 8 (0.47%) NetScaler
7 7 (0.41%) Firewall
8 5 (0.29%) TETRA
9 4 (0.23%) ATM
9 4 (0.23%) SSH
9 4 (0.23%) Unified Communications
10 3 (0.18%) Cisco IPT
10 3 (0.18%) DNS
10 3 (0.18%) HTTP
11 2 (0.12%) Extranet
11 2 (0.12%) NGN
11 2 (0.12%) Wireshark
12 1 (0.058%) IP Telephony
12 1 (0.058%) MPLS
12 1 (0.058%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (6.01%) SQL Server
2 52 (3.03%) Big Data
3 33 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
4 23 (1.34%) Hadoop
5 22 (1.28%) MySQL
6 18 (1.05%) Relational Database
7 13 (0.76%) Oracle Database
8 12 (0.70%) Power BI
9 11 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (0.58%) NoSQL
11 7 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.29%) Mixpanel
12 5 (0.29%) SQL Server 2014
13 4 (0.23%) BigQuery
14 3 (0.18%) Azure SQL Database
14 3 (0.18%) BusinessObjects
14 3 (0.18%) MongoDB
14 3 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 2 (0.12%) PostgreSQL
15 2 (0.12%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 400 (23.34%) Selenium
2 208 (12.14%) JIRA
3 180 (10.50%) Cucumber
4 128 (7.47%) WebDriver
5 120 (7.00%) HP UFT
6 115 (6.71%) Jenkins
7 98 (5.72%) SoapUI
8 90 (5.25%) Team Foundation Server
9 73 (4.26%) Git (software)
9 73 (4.26%) SpecFlow
10 58 (3.38%) JMeter
11 54 (3.15%) Visual Studio
12 47 (2.74%) LoadRunner
13 36 (2.10%) TestRail
14 33 (1.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 22 (1.28%) NUnit
15 22 (1.28%) Zephyr
16 21 (1.23%) Gatling
16 21 (1.23%) Protractor
17 20 (1.17%) TeamCity
General
1 554 (32.32%) Finance
2 145 (8.46%) Retail
3 105 (6.13%) Banking
4 81 (4.73%) Telecoms
5 76 (4.43%) Marketing
6 53 (3.09%) Legal
7 32 (1.87%) Games
7 32 (1.87%) Law
8 27 (1.58%) Back Office
9 26 (1.52%) Manufacturing
10 23 (1.34%) Electronics
11 22 (1.28%) Automotive
12 17 (0.99%) Investment Banking
12 17 (0.99%) Retail Banking
13 16 (0.93%) Advertising
14 14 (0.82%) Financial Institution
15 13 (0.76%) Publishing
16 8 (0.47%) Aerospace
17 7 (0.41%) Billing
18 5 (0.29%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 883 (51.52%) Analyst
2 441 (25.73%) Test Analyst
3 372 (21.70%) Business Analyst
4 255 (14.88%) Tester
5 168 (9.80%) Test Engineer
6 124 (7.23%) Senior Analyst
7 112 (6.53%) Software Tester
8 96 (5.60%) Test Leader
9 86 (5.02%) Automation Tester
10 81 (4.73%) Software Analyst
10 81 (4.73%) Test Manager
11 78 (4.55%) QA Analyst
12 66 (3.85%) Automation Test Analyst
13 64 (3.73%) IT Analyst
13 64 (3.73%) Test Automation Engineer
14 62 (3.62%) QA Engineer
15 60 (3.50%) Senior Test Analyst
16 59 (3.44%) Software Test Analyst
17 58 (3.38%) Business IT Analyst
18 56 (3.27%) IT Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (7.12%) XML
2 116 (6.77%) .NET
3 115 (6.71%) SOAP
4 79 (4.61%) Web Services
5 61 (3.56%) HTML
6 60 (3.50%) REST
7 55 (3.21%) Gherkin
8 40 (2.33%) CSS
9 35 (2.04%) JSON
10 19 (1.11%) Flash
11 18 (1.05%) Behat
12 17 (0.99%) RESTful
13 16 (0.93%) AngularJS
14 15 (0.88%) React
15 14 (0.82%) Middleware
15 14 (0.82%) Node.js
16 12 (0.70%) WSDL
17 10 (0.58%) .NET Framework
17 10 (0.58%) ASP.NET
17 10 (0.58%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 253 (14.76%) Analytical Skills
2 97 (5.66%) Computer Science
3 46 (2.68%) Mobile App
4 41 (2.39%) Data Centre
5 39 (2.28%) Management Information System
6 38 (2.22%) User Experience
7 37 (2.16%) Smart Meter
8 30 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 25 (1.46%) Virtual Team
10 19 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
11 17 (0.99%) Fintech
11 17 (0.99%) Smart Energy
12 14 (0.82%) Client/Server
13 12 (0.70%) Reference Data
14 11 (0.64%) Driving Licence
15 8 (0.47%) Analytical Mindset
15 8 (0.47%) CMDB
15 8 (0.47%) Hedge funds
15 8 (0.47%) PKI
15 8 (0.47%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 139 (8.11%) Windows
2 63 (3.68%) Linux
3 61 (3.56%) Unix
4 20 (1.17%) Android
4 20 (1.17%) Apple iOS
5 16 (0.93%) Solaris
6 12 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.23%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.18%) Kali Linux
9 3 (0.18%) Windows Phone
9 3 (0.18%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.12%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.12%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.058%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 901 (52.57%) Agile Software Development
2 790 (46.09%) Test Automation
3 436 (25.44%) Software Testing
4 385 (22.46%) Test Scripting
5 356 (20.77%) Business Analysis
6 295 (17.21%) User Acceptance Testing
7 286 (16.69%) SDLC
8 280 (16.34%) Scrum
9 257 (14.99%) Test Strategy
10 217 (12.66%) Regression Testing
11 210 (12.25%) Manual Testing
12 188 (10.97%) Stakeholder Management
13 187 (10.91%) Project Management
14 184 (10.74%) BDD
15 181 (10.56%) Waterfall
16 164 (9.57%) PRINCE2
17 163 (9.51%) Test Management
18 139 (8.11%) TDD
19 137 (7.99%) Functional Testing
20 134 (7.82%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 412 (24.04%) SQL
2 235 (13.71%) C#
3 208 (12.14%) Java
4 85 (4.96%) JavaScript
5 71 (4.14%) Python
6 65 (3.79%) Ruby
7 49 (2.86%) T-SQL
8 32 (1.87%) C
9 21 (1.23%) VB.NET
10 20 (1.17%) PHP
11 18 (1.05%) Perl
12 16 (0.93%) Bash Shell
12 16 (0.93%) Scala
13 14 (0.82%) VBScript
14 13 (0.76%) C++
15 11 (0.64%) VB
16 10 (0.58%) PL/SQL
17 9 (0.53%) XPath
18 8 (0.47%) Groovy
19 7 (0.41%) R
Qualifications
1 702 (40.96%) ISTQB
2 411 (23.98%) Degree
3 269 (15.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 75 (4.38%) Computer Science Degree
5 65 (3.79%) Security Cleared
6 54 (3.15%) ISEB Practitioner
7 37 (2.16%) IIBA
7 37 (2.16%) SC Cleared
8 31 (1.81%) CBAP
9 29 (1.69%) PMI Certification
10 25 (1.46%) CISSP
11 23 (1.34%) PMP
12 19 (1.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 16 (0.93%) CISA
13 16 (0.93%) CISM
14 15 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
14 15 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 13 (0.76%) CEH
15 13 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 12 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 483 (28.18%) QA
2 29 (1.69%) SLA
3 25 (1.46%) GDPR
4 18 (1.05%) PMO
4 18 (1.05%) Solvency II
5 16 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 14 (0.82%) Data Quality
6 14 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (0.64%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.35%) GPG13
8 6 (0.35%) PSD2
9 5 (0.29%) ISO 9000
9 5 (0.29%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.23%) MiFID
11 3 (0.18%) GMP
11 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 2 (0.12%) AIFMD
12 2 (0.12%) EMIR
12 2 (0.12%) HL7
12 2 (0.12%) UCITS
System Software
1 20 (1.17%) Docker
2 12 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.47%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.12%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 97 (5.66%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.64%) Marathon
2 11 (0.64%) Mesos
3 8 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.23%) HP SiteScope
5 3 (0.18%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.12%) Puppet
7 1 (0.058%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.058%) SCCM
Vendors
1 204 (11.90%) Microsoft
2 148 (8.63%) HP
3 82 (4.78%) Oracle
4 41 (2.39%) Cadence
5 36 (2.10%) SAP
6 25 (1.46%) Google
6 25 (1.46%) IBM
7 20 (1.17%) Informatica
8 18 (1.05%) Twitter
9 16 (0.93%) Capita
9 16 (0.93%) Cognos
10 15 (0.88%) Citrix
10 15 (0.88%) Remedy
10 15 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
11 13 (0.76%) Cisco
12 12 (0.70%) Cloudera
12 12 (0.70%) VMware
13 11 (0.64%) EMC
13 11 (0.64%) hybris
13 11 (0.64%) NetApp