Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
UK > England
6 months to
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 449 349 323
Rank change year-on-year -100 -26 -110
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 804 1,402 1,752
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.63% 0.92% 1.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.77% 3.86% 4.27%
Number of salaries quoted 642 1,098 1,422
England median annual salary £43,688 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.92% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £29,000 £29,525 £27,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £68,225 £64,975
UK median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.56% +8.43% +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 29,030 36,358 41,052
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 22.91% 23.88% 24.22%
Number of salaries quoted 21,529 27,102 31,748
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £82,450 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% 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 14 November 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 14 November 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
South East -18 233 £45,000 - 24
London -119 171 £55,000 - 14
North of England -21 156 £37,500 - 29
Midlands -48 107 £40,000 - 32
South West +1 103 £40,000 - 18
Yorkshire -10 79 £39,000 +4.00% 14
North West -28 73 £36,000 -4.00% 14
West Midlands -74 62 £42,910 +7.27% 19
East Midlands +20 42 £35,500 -16.47% 13
East of England -5 28 £42,500 -5.56% 5
North East +20 4 £28,750 -11.54% 1
ISEB
UK

For the 6 months to 14 November 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.

1 521 (64.80%) Agile Software Development
2 453 (56.34%) Test Automation
3 446 (55.47%) ISTQB
4 287 (35.70%) QA
5 255 (31.72%) Software Testing
6 236 (29.35%) Finance
7 220 (27.36%) Test Scripting
8 218 (27.11%) Selenium
9 213 (26.49%) Scrum
10 192 (23.88%) SQL
11 184 (22.89%) JIRA
12 163 (20.27%) C#
13 148 (18.41%) SDLC
14 146 (18.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 132 (16.42%) Microsoft
16 130 (16.17%) Degree
17 124 (15.42%) Regression Testing
18 121 (15.05%) Test Strategy
19 116 (14.43%) Java
19 116 (14.43%) BDD
20 114 (14.18%) User Acceptance Testing
21 109 (13.56%) Waterfall
22 108 (13.43%) Test Management
23 105 (13.06%) Analytical Skills
24 101 (12.56%) Manual Testing
25 97 (12.06%) Cucumber
26 89 (11.07%) Business Analysis
26 89 (11.07%) User Stories
27 87 (10.82%) Problem-Solving
28 86 (10.70%) SpecFlow

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 61 (7.59%) Confluence
2 23 (2.86%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.24%) EPiServer
4 4 (0.50%) CMS
4 4 (0.50%) IIS
5 2 (0.25%) CICS
5 2 (0.25%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.12%) Apache
6 1 (0.12%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.12%) WebLogic
Applications
1 60 (7.46%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (4.98%) MS Visio
3 31 (3.86%) Microsoft Project
4 17 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
5 10 (1.24%) Open Workbench
6 6 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (1.49%) SAP ERP
2 11 (1.37%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.37%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.12%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.12%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 44 (5.47%) Azure
2 33 (4.10%) SaaS
3 26 (3.23%) AWS
4 15 (1.87%) BrowserStack
5 13 (1.62%) GCP
6 10 (1.24%) SuccessFactors
7 8 (1.00%) Power Platform
8 6 (0.75%) Office 365
9 4 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.50%) G Suite
9 4 (0.50%) Slack
10 3 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.37%) IaaS
10 3 (0.37%) PaaS
10 3 (0.37%) Serverless
11 2 (0.25%) Amazon Cognito
11 2 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.25%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.25%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.25%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.74%) Internet
2 8 (1.00%) PuTTY
2 8 (1.00%) SSH
3 5 (0.62%) Wireless
4 3 (0.37%) Firewall
4 3 (0.37%) Softphone
4 3 (0.37%) ZigBee
5 2 (0.25%) 3G
5 2 (0.25%) Broadband
5 2 (0.25%) DHCP
5 2 (0.25%) LAN
5 2 (0.25%) SMS
5 2 (0.25%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.25%) tcpdump
5 2 (0.25%) WAN
5 2 (0.25%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.12%) 2G
6 1 (0.12%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.12%) DNS
6 1 (0.12%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (6.47%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
4 11 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 11 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (1.00%) Power BI
5 8 (1.00%) SQLPlus
6 6 (0.75%) Big Data
6 6 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (0.75%) MongoDB
6 6 (0.75%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.50%) DB2
7 4 (0.50%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.50%) Oracle OWB
8 2 (0.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.12%) Amazon Athena
9 1 (0.12%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.12%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.12%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 218 (27.11%) Selenium
2 184 (22.89%) JIRA
3 97 (12.06%) Cucumber
4 86 (10.70%) SpecFlow
5 69 (8.58%) JMeter
6 65 (8.08%) WebDriver
7 64 (7.96%) Team Foundation Server
8 61 (7.59%) SoapUI
9 44 (5.47%) HP UFT
10 34 (4.23%) LoadRunner
11 26 (3.23%) Jenkins
12 18 (2.24%) Visual Studio
13 17 (2.11%) Appium
14 16 (1.99%) Git (software)
15 15 (1.87%) Ranorex
16 14 (1.74%) TestRail
17 13 (1.62%) Visual Studio Coded UI
18 12 (1.49%) Maven
19 10 (1.24%) TestComplete
20 9 (1.12%) JBehave
General
1 236 (29.35%) Finance
2 70 (8.71%) Telecoms
3 55 (6.84%) Public Sector
4 36 (4.48%) Aerospace
4 36 (4.48%) Manufacturing
5 35 (4.35%) Retail
6 29 (3.61%) Banking
7 18 (2.24%) Marketing
8 15 (1.87%) Electronics
9 11 (1.37%) Games
10 9 (1.12%) Advertising
10 9 (1.12%) Front Office
11 6 (0.75%) Back Office
11 6 (0.75%) Local Government
12 4 (0.50%) Billing
13 2 (0.25%) Law
13 2 (0.25%) Legal
13 2 (0.25%) Military
14 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 364 (45.27%) Analyst
2 209 (26.00%) Test Analyst
3 150 (18.66%) Tester
4 109 (13.56%) Business Analyst
5 98 (12.19%) Test Engineer
6 63 (7.84%) Automation Test Analyst
6 63 (7.84%) Software Tester
7 60 (7.46%) QA Analyst
8 49 (6.09%) Test Leader
9 48 (5.97%) Senior Analyst
10 47 (5.85%) Automation Tester
11 46 (5.72%) Test Manager
12 37 (4.60%) QA Tester
12 37 (4.60%) Software Analyst
13 34 (4.23%) Test Automation Engineer
14 31 (3.86%) Senior Test Analyst
14 31 (3.86%) Software Test Engineer
15 27 (3.36%) QA Test Analyst
16 24 (2.99%) Lead Tester
17 23 (2.86%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (8.71%) .NET
2 56 (6.97%) Web Services
3 45 (5.60%) Gherkin
4 37 (4.60%) HTML
5 34 (4.23%) SOAP
6 28 (3.48%) REST
7 25 (3.11%) XML
8 17 (2.11%) CSS
9 13 (1.62%) RESTful
10 12 (1.49%) .NET Framework
11 10 (1.24%) ASP.NET
11 10 (1.24%) React
12 9 (1.12%) WCF
13 8 (1.00%) DHTML
14 6 (0.75%) JSON
14 6 (0.75%) Spring
15 4 (0.50%) Kafka
15 4 (0.50%) WSDL
15 4 (0.50%) XSD
16 3 (0.37%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 105 (13.06%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (3.36%) Management Information System
3 24 (2.99%) User Experience
4 16 (1.99%) Smart Meter
5 13 (1.62%) Linux Command Line
6 11 (1.37%) Client/Server
6 11 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
6 11 (1.37%) Mobile App
6 11 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (1.12%) Data Centre
8 7 (0.87%) Derivative
9 6 (0.75%) OTC Derivatives
10 4 (0.50%) Enterprise Cloud
11 3 (0.37%) Handset
11 3 (0.37%) Life Science
11 3 (0.37%) Wiki
12 2 (0.25%) IBM Mainframe
12 2 (0.25%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.25%) Security Operations Centre
12 2 (0.25%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 63 (7.84%) Windows
2 42 (5.22%) Linux
3 11 (1.37%) Android
3 11 (1.37%) Apple iOS
4 10 (1.24%) Windows 7
5 9 (1.12%) CentOS
5 9 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (0.87%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.62%) Unix
8 2 (0.25%) VMS
9 1 (0.12%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 521 (64.80%) Agile Software Development
2 453 (56.34%) Test Automation
3 255 (31.72%) Software Testing
4 220 (27.36%) Test Scripting
5 213 (26.49%) Scrum
6 148 (18.41%) SDLC
7 124 (15.42%) Regression Testing
8 121 (15.05%) Test Strategy
9 116 (14.43%) BDD
10 114 (14.18%) User Acceptance Testing
11 109 (13.56%) Waterfall
12 108 (13.43%) Test Management
13 101 (12.56%) Manual Testing
14 89 (11.07%) Business Analysis
14 89 (11.07%) User Stories
15 87 (10.82%) Problem-Solving
16 83 (10.32%) Defect Management
16 83 (10.32%) TDD
17 82 (10.20%) DevOps
18 80 (9.95%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 192 (23.88%) SQL
2 163 (20.27%) C#
3 116 (14.43%) Java
4 45 (5.60%) Python
5 43 (5.35%) JavaScript
6 35 (4.35%) T-SQL
7 21 (2.61%) Ruby
8 20 (2.49%) VBScript
9 13 (1.62%) VB
10 11 (1.37%) C++
11 9 (1.12%) PL/SQL
12 8 (1.00%) Bash Shell
13 7 (0.87%) C
14 5 (0.62%) VBA
15 4 (0.50%) Lua
16 3 (0.37%) Perl
16 3 (0.37%) Shell Script
17 2 (0.25%) Assembly Language
17 2 (0.25%) Groovy
17 2 (0.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 446 (55.47%) ISTQB
2 146 (18.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 130 (16.17%) Degree
4 43 (5.35%) Security Cleared
5 31 (3.86%) SC Cleared
6 23 (2.86%) ISEB Practitioner
7 21 (2.61%) CISSP
8 17 (2.11%) DV Cleared
9 14 (1.74%) CISM
9 14 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
9 14 (1.74%) CRISC
9 14 (1.74%) IIBA
10 13 (1.62%) CEH
11 11 (1.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 11 (1.37%) MCSA
11 11 (1.37%) MCSE
11 11 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 10 (1.24%) CISA
13 8 (1.00%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 287 (35.70%) QA
2 20 (2.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (2.11%) PMO
4 15 (1.87%) PCI DSS
5 12 (1.49%) GDPR
6 11 (1.37%) COBIT
7 5 (0.62%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 19770
8 4 (0.50%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.25%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.25%) GAMP
10 1 (0.12%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (1.49%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.24%) Docker
3 2 (0.25%) ACF2
3 2 (0.25%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.25%) RACF
3 2 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.12%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 53 (6.59%) HP Quality Center
2 49 (6.09%) HP ALM
3 14 (1.74%) SCCM
4 9 (1.12%) SCOM
5 4 (0.50%) Ansible
5 4 (0.50%) Kubernetes
5 4 (0.50%) Terraform
6 3 (0.37%) Kibana
7 2 (0.25%) Mesos
7 2 (0.25%) rkt
7 2 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.12%) Automic
8 1 (0.12%) Control-M
8 1 (0.12%) Dollar Universe
8 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.12%) Puppet
Vendors
1 132 (16.42%) Microsoft
2 74 (9.20%) HP
3 45 (5.60%) SAP
4 17 (2.11%) Oracle
5 15 (1.87%) Remedy
6 13 (1.62%) Atlassian
7 12 (1.49%) Apple
8 11 (1.37%) WorldPay
9 10 (1.24%) Ariba
9 10 (1.24%) Google
9 10 (1.24%) IBM
10 7 (0.87%) VMware
11 5 (0.62%) BMC
11 5 (0.62%) Symantec
12 4 (0.50%) Charles River
13 3 (0.37%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (0.37%) Software AG
13 3 (0.37%) Workday
14 2 (0.25%) JD Edwards
14 2 (0.25%) Tableau