Period
to 16 May 2021

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 16 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
UK > England
6 months to
16 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 586 482 364
Rank change year-on-year -104 -118 -32
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 273 476 1,177
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.34% 0.54% 0.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.62% 2.49% 3.53%
Number of salaries quoted 221 374 844
10th Percentile £32,750 £31,250 £29,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £56,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 16,866 19,146 33,348
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.11% 21.58% 24.95%
Number of salaries quoted 11,138 14,445 24,285
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,813 £26,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for ISEB in England

ISEB
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing ISEB in England.

Salary trend for ISEB in England

ISEB
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing ISEB in England over the 6 months to 16 May 2021.

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 16 May 2021. 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 -28 89 £51,250 +28.13% 5
London -2 56 £55,000 - 6
Midlands -23 43 £42,500 - 13
North of England -29 43 £41,697 +11.19% 13
West Midlands -18 35 £37,500 -1.32% 10
North West +24 25 £42,500 +18.06% 8
South West -54 18 £55,000 +19.57% 2
Yorkshire -38 14 £40,000 - 5
East of England +3 10 £52,500 +5.00% 2
East Midlands -4 8 £48,750 +8.33% 3
North East +2 4 £35,000 -6.67%
ISEB
UK

For the 6 months to 16 May 2021, 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.

1 169 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (56.78%) ISTQB
3 129 (47.25%) Test Automation
4 97 (35.53%) Software Testing
5 85 (31.14%) DevOps
6 79 (28.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 78 (28.57%) Social Skills
8 74 (27.11%) Finance
9 73 (26.74%) Selenium
10 72 (26.37%) Azure
11 69 (25.27%) QA
12 68 (24.91%) SQL
13 63 (23.08%) Business Analysis
14 62 (22.71%) C#
15 60 (21.98%) Test Scripting
15 60 (21.98%) Problem-Solving
16 52 (19.05%) Microsoft
17 50 (18.32%) Project Management
18 49 (17.95%) Regression Testing
18 49 (17.95%) SDLC
19 47 (17.22%) Degree
19 47 (17.22%) TDD
20 46 (16.85%) Scrum
21 45 (16.48%) BDD
22 40 (14.65%) Java
23 38 (13.92%) User Acceptance Testing
23 38 (13.92%) Analytical Skills
24 37 (13.55%) Oracle
25 36 (13.19%) Stakeholder Management
26 34 (12.45%) JIRA

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 11 (4.03%) Confluence
2 9 (3.30%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.47%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.73%) Apache
4 2 (0.73%) NServiceBus
4 2 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.73%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.73%) WebLogic Integration
5 1 (0.37%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (4.03%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (3.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (2.93%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (2.93%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.47%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 16 (5.86%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.47%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.73%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.73%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.37%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.37%) SAP FI-CA
4 1 (0.37%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 72 (26.37%) Azure
2 8 (2.93%) SaaS
3 5 (1.83%) BrowserStack
3 5 (1.83%) Power Platform
4 4 (1.47%) AWS
4 4 (1.47%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (1.10%) Azure Data Factory
5 3 (1.10%) Azure Synapse Analytics
6 2 (0.73%) Azure Service Bus
6 2 (0.73%) Sauce Labs
6 2 (0.73%) Slack
6 2 (0.73%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.37%) Basecamp
7 1 (0.37%) Microsoft 365
7 1 (0.37%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.37%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.83%) Internet
1 5 (1.83%) Intranet
2 4 (1.47%) Wireshark
3 2 (0.73%) Cisco IPT
3 2 (0.73%) FTP
3 2 (0.73%) SSH
3 2 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.37%) DNS
4 1 (0.37%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.37%) LAN
4 1 (0.37%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.37%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (12.45%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.03%) Oracle Database
3 7 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (2.20%) Oracle BI EE
4 6 (2.20%) Oracle ODI
5 5 (1.83%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (1.83%) Power BI
5 5 (1.83%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.47%) SAP BW
6 4 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.10%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.73%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.73%) MS Access
8 2 (0.73%) MySQL
8 2 (0.73%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.73%) Oracle OWB
9 1 (0.37%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.37%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 73 (26.74%) Selenium
2 34 (12.45%) JIRA
3 29 (10.62%) SpecFlow
4 26 (9.52%) WebDriver
5 25 (9.16%) NUnit
6 24 (8.79%) Cucumber
7 20 (7.33%) Jenkins
7 20 (7.33%) Postman
8 17 (6.23%) Visual Studio
9 16 (5.86%) SoapUI
10 14 (5.13%) MSTest
11 12 (4.40%) Git (software)
12 11 (4.03%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (3.66%) Visual Studio Team System
14 9 (3.30%) LoadRunner
15 8 (2.93%) REST Assured
16 7 (2.56%) JMeter
16 7 (2.56%) TestComplete
16 7 (2.56%) Zephyr
17 6 (2.20%) TestNG
General
1 78 (28.57%) Social Skills
2 74 (27.11%) Finance
3 38 (13.92%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (11.36%) Organisational Skills
5 14 (5.13%) Influencing Skills
5 14 (5.13%) Legal
6 13 (4.76%) Marketing
7 12 (4.40%) Banking
7 12 (4.40%) Public Sector
8 9 (3.30%) Law
9 7 (2.56%) Retail
10 6 (2.20%) Aerospace
11 5 (1.83%) Presentation Skills
12 4 (1.47%) Games
13 3 (1.10%) Advertising
13 3 (1.10%) Automotive
13 3 (1.10%) Documentation Skills
13 3 (1.10%) Local Government
13 3 (1.10%) Military
13 3 (1.10%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 109 (39.93%) Analyst
2 55 (20.15%) Business Analyst
3 42 (15.38%) Tester
4 41 (15.02%) Test Analyst
5 33 (12.09%) Test Engineer
6 24 (8.79%) Test Leader
7 18 (6.59%) Senior Test Engineer
8 17 (6.23%) Automation Tester
9 15 (5.49%) QA Engineer
10 14 (5.13%) Product Owner
11 13 (4.76%) Automation Test Lead
12 12 (4.40%) QA Analyst
12 12 (4.40%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
12 12 (4.40%) Software Analyst
12 12 (4.40%) Software Test Engineer
12 12 (4.40%) Test Automation Engineer
13 11 (4.03%) Data Protection Officer
13 11 (4.03%) Senior Software Test Engineer
14 10 (3.66%) HR Analyst
15 8 (2.93%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (10.26%) REST
2 24 (8.79%) .NET
3 19 (6.96%) SOAP
3 19 (6.96%) Web Services
4 17 (6.23%) JSON
5 15 (5.49%) XML
6 12 (4.40%) Gherkin
7 9 (3.30%) .NET Core
8 4 (1.47%) RESTful
9 3 (1.10%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (1.10%) CSS
9 3 (1.10%) Unreal Engine
9 3 (1.10%) WebdriverIO
10 2 (0.73%) HTML
10 2 (0.73%) Kafka
10 2 (0.73%) Middleware
11 1 (0.37%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.37%) FIX Protocol
11 1 (0.37%) React
11 1 (0.37%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.33%) Management Information System
2 18 (6.59%) Mobile App
3 17 (6.23%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (4.03%) EPoS
5 9 (3.30%) Data Protection Act
6 8 (2.93%) Analytical Mindset
6 8 (2.93%) LIMS
6 8 (2.93%) User Experience
7 4 (1.47%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.10%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (1.10%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.73%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.73%) DTCC
9 2 (0.73%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.73%) Life Science
9 2 (0.73%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.73%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.37%) CCTV
10 1 (0.37%) Housing Association
Operating Systems
1 13 (4.76%) Unix
1 13 (4.76%) Windows
2 8 (2.93%) Linux
3 4 (1.47%) Android
3 4 (1.47%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.73%) HPUX
4 2 (0.73%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (47.25%) Test Automation
3 97 (35.53%) Software Testing
4 85 (31.14%) DevOps
5 63 (23.08%) Business Analysis
6 60 (21.98%) Problem-Solving
6 60 (21.98%) Test Scripting
7 50 (18.32%) Project Management
8 49 (17.95%) Regression Testing
8 49 (17.95%) SDLC
9 47 (17.22%) TDD
10 46 (16.85%) Scrum
11 45 (16.48%) BDD
12 38 (13.92%) User Acceptance Testing
13 36 (13.19%) Stakeholder Management
14 34 (12.45%) Waterfall
15 31 (11.36%) SDET
16 28 (10.26%) Performance Testing
17 26 (9.52%) Scenario Testing
18 24 (8.79%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 68 (24.91%) SQL
2 62 (22.71%) C#
3 40 (14.65%) Java
4 20 (7.33%) JavaScript
5 10 (3.66%) Python
6 7 (2.56%) C
7 6 (2.20%) T-SQL
8 5 (1.83%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.47%) ABAP
10 3 (1.10%) C++
10 3 (1.10%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.10%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.10%) VB
10 3 (1.10%) VBScript
11 2 (0.73%) FoxPro (VFP)
11 2 (0.73%) PHP
12 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.37%) XPath
Qualifications
1 155 (56.78%) ISTQB
2 79 (28.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 47 (17.22%) Degree
4 23 (8.42%) Security Cleared
5 20 (7.33%) ISEB Practitioner
6 17 (6.23%) SC Cleared
7 12 (4.40%) IIBA
8 7 (2.56%) CBAP
9 4 (1.47%) CISSP
9 4 (1.47%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.10%) APMP
10 3 (1.10%) CISMP
10 3 (1.10%) CITP
10 3 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (1.10%) HND
10 3 (1.10%) MBCS
10 3 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.73%) CISM
11 2 (0.73%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.73%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (25.27%) QA
2 19 (6.96%) GDPR
3 15 (5.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (4.40%) ISO 9001
5 8 (2.93%) PMO
6 2 (0.73%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.73%) NCSC
7 1 (0.37%) GxP
System Software
1 23 (8.42%) Docker
2 3 (1.10%) Terminal Services
2 3 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (4.76%) HP ALM
2 11 (4.03%) Kubernetes
3 10 (3.66%) Puppet
4 3 (1.10%) Nmap
Vendors
1 52 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 37 (13.55%) Oracle
3 13 (4.76%) HP
4 9 (3.30%) SAP
5 6 (2.20%) Informatica
6 4 (1.47%) Cadence
6 4 (1.47%) Xceptor
7 3 (1.10%) BiZZdesign
7 3 (1.10%) Citrix
7 3 (1.10%) Databricks
7 3 (1.10%) Micro Focus
7 3 (1.10%) Sage
7 3 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.10%) Sparx
7 3 (1.10%) VMware
8 2 (0.73%) Cognizant
8 2 (0.73%) JD Edwards
8 2 (0.73%) Pega
8 2 (0.73%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.37%) Cisco